Jana von Stein

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Psychiatric nursing teaches students how to engage and communicate with patients who have severe emotional distress. Nurses need this knowledge as the majority of patients encountered in hospitals are distressed. This study explores the impact of a psychiatric clinical course in helping students learn to relate to distressed patients. The study used a mixed(More)
For the better part of the past two decades, scholars have debated whether international institutions have any meaningful influence on state behavior. Many have found that international institutions do influence state behavior in issue areas ranging from financial policy (Simmons to name only a few. Yet, others have argued that the real influence of(More)
On those rare occasions when scholars of international organizations (IOs) consider the issue of change, they typically highlight the centrality of states. Although states are important for understanding when and why there is a change in the tasks, mandate, and design of IO, IOs themselves can initiate change. Drawing from sociological institutional and(More)
This theory development was a partial fulfilment of doctoral course work at University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center. It is an interactive/integrated theory which can be utilized in multiple practice settings to promote growth of the client as well as the nurse. Tools were developed pertaining to this theory. A pilot study was accomplished at a(More)
A considerable challenge for the creators of international environmental agreements is how to design mechanisms that deter defection without deterring participation. Relatively ‘‘soft’’ law often garners widespread participation, but it creates few concrete incentives for states to improve behavior. ‘‘Harder’’ commitments make shirking more difficult, but(More)
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