Joy F Bonnivier

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1. As the nurse-patient relationship evolves through a series of ongoing interactions, both participants become "known" and stir in each other a range of positive and negative emotional reactions. 2. When working with severely psychologically disturbed patients, the nurse's affective and behavioral response can be valuable clues to understanding the(More)
Faculty teaching an undergraduate psychiatricmental health nursing course noted that the vast content related to psychotropic medication interventions needed to be conceptualized creatively to help students develop expertise. In this article, an innovative pedagogical approach is presented for teaching nursing students psychopharmacology by moving from(More)
Personality disorders, especially in older adults, are among the most difficult psychiatric disorders for nurses to assess. When aging further complicates these disorders, nurses' therapeutic skills are challenged. It has long been thought that personality disorders "age out," but new research indicates that personality disorders may in fact continue(More)
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