Susan-Jane Thomas

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Factors hypothesized to affect perceived competency levels of graduating seniors were examined in three classes from a BSN program in a large southeastern university (N = 204). Although externship participation was unrelated to perceived competency, employment in a health care setting during the nursing program was positively related. Trait anxiety and(More)
This descriptive, exploratory study sought to validate Brooks's theory of intrapersonal perceptual awareness, a middle-range theory derived from King's interacting systems framework and to extend King's work by making perception (sensory and intuitive), judgment (cognitive and affective), and decision making explicit concepts in the personal system. The(More)
This methodological and substantive study was based on Wolfensberger and Thomas' (1983) Program Analysis of Service Systems' Implementation of Normalization Goals (PASSING), a program evaluation method used by teams of trained raters to assess the quality of human service programs. PASSING is based on Social Role Valorization, an internationally influential(More)
BACKGROUND Interprofessional education (IPE) is crucial in fostering effective collaboration and optimal team-based patient care, all of which improve patient care and outcomes. Appropriate interprofessional communication is especially important in geriatrics where patients are vulnerable to adverse effects across the care continuum. Transitions in(More)
  • S Thomas
  • 2008
The goal of this study consists in showing the positive effects of contact with nature, linked to some well structured activities, on some developmental aspects with 4 to 6 years old children. In a semi-structured setting children belonging to the experimental group had the opportunity to meet and explore spontaneously nature with all its aspects and to(More)
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