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Mona M. Shattell

**Education: PhD in Nursing 2002, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; MSN 1996, Syracuse University; BSN in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 1986, Syracuse University. Post-Doctoral Research Training: K30, Clinical Research Training Program, (NHLBI HL004146, PI – L. Moreland) University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005. **Research interests: Mental health, relationships, Latinas, depression.

There are 67 included publications by Mona M. Shattell :

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Active Living in the Trucking Sector: Environmental Barriers and Health Promotion Strategies. 2012 132 Background: As one of the most underserved segments of the U.S. labor force, truck drivers have been associated with a series of morbid conditions intimately linked to their occupational milieux, their mostly unhealthful nutritional intake and sede...
Advice to new graduates: Get (at least) one year of psychiatric/mental health nursing experience before working in medical-surgical settings 2009 172 New graduates are often discouraged from working in psychiatric/mental health settings by “well-meaning” nurses and nursing faculty (especially non-psychiatric/mental health nurses and nursing faculty). Often these individuals advise new graduates th...
Anti-immigration rhetoric in the United States: Veiled racism? 2008 772 It seems like a day does not go by in the United States without hearing about immigration on televised news broadcasts, print news stories, radio talk shows, or Internet blogs. Immigration, more specifically “illegal immigration,” is a hot topic in t...
Barriers to truck drivers’ healthy eating: Environmental influences and health promotion strategies. 2011 198 This article presents an assessment of 25 trucking work settings designed to examine whether the environmental attributes of these settings influence eating patterns of truckers who are at risk for excess weight gain. Findings corroborate evidence th...
Boredom in acute psychiatric care. 2007 733 Patients hospitalized in acute care psychiatric settings often complain of boredom. Neither historical context nor geographical settings seem to make a difference. Boredom can be found in contemporary studies and older studies, in studies in the Unit...
The case for antipsychotics in bipolar disorder. 2004 697 Shattell and Keltner present a case for atypical antipsychotics in bipolar disorder. Moreover, they review current research that supports the effectiveness of several antipsychotics, including olanzapine, quetiapine, and ziprasidone, in treating such...
A Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy Intervention With Depressed Spanish-Speaking Mexican Women Living in an Emerging Immigrant Community in the United States 2010 986 This article reports feasibility issues with the implementation of an intervention study for depression in Latina women from Mexico living in an emerging immigrant community in the United States. Based on the PRECEDE-PROCEED model, the study explores...
Commentary on Garcia, C., Duckett, L., Saewyc, E , & Bearinger, L. perceptions of health among immigrant Latino adolescents from Mexico. 2007 260 Garcia, Duckett, Saewyc, and Bearinger’s (2007) study of perceptions of health by Latino adolescents from Mexico employs a method of data collection not often used—photography. Through it, the authors were able to capture aspects of their participant...
Commentary on Hemsley, M., & Glass, N. Sacred journeys of nurse healers. 2006 387 Drs. Hemsley and Glass conducted a study of the experiences of nurse healers and disseminated their research in a two-part article. The journal is credited for allowing authors to use this two-part article format, which provides authors the latitude...
Commentary on Jesse, D.E., Schoneboom, C., & Blanchard, A. The effect of faith or spirituality in pregnancy: A content analysis. 2007 386 Jesse, Schoneboom, and Blanchard’s (2007) study of the effect of faith or spirituality in pregnancy was part of a larger study consisting of 130 pregnant women. Of the 130 women who were asked during individual interviews, “How does your faith or spi...
Commentary on Kao, H., Reeder, F., Hsu, MT, & Cheng, SF. A Chinese view of the Western nursing metaparadigm. 2006 362 Drs. Kao, Reeder, Hsu, and Cheng fused three convergent world views—Taoism, Confucianism, and Rogers’ Unitary View of Human Beings—in an unambiguous review of the nursing metaparadigm. Their discussion is framed by the need for holism and cultural c...
Comments, Critique, and Inspiration: The Disappearance of one-to-ones in acute psychiatric care. 2007 328 Do you remember “one-to-ones” in acute care? A “one-to-one” (not to be confused with “one-on-one,” an individual staff member who closely monitors a patient at all times) is a concept that may be unfamiliar to nurses who entered acute care psychiatri...
Cruising for Truckers on Highways and the Internet: Sexual Networks and Infection Risk. 2011 38 Empirical evidence on the heterosexual partnerships of long-haul truckers suggests connections among occupational stressors, substance misuse, structural factors, and risk for sexually transmitted infections and HIV. Yet the potential risks associ...
Depression in Latinas Residing in Emerging Latino Immigrant Communities in the United States 2009 836 This study examined the ways in which depression affects immigrant Latina women residing in an emerging Latino immigrant community in the United States. Three Spanish-language focus groups were conducted within a community-based participatory researc...
Dispelling desperation in pre- licensure nursing education 2008 457 Traditional nursing education that is perceived as autocratic and conformist produces feelings of isolation and desperation in many prelicensure nursing students. This article illustrates, through the voices of two nursing students, how prelicensure ...
The ecology of bipolar disorder: The importance of sleep. 2005 1490 Although much of the emphasis in treating Bipolar Disorder patients is on pharmacotherapy, sleep loss is an important trigger for mania and plays an important role in the condition. The purpose of this paper is to fully explore the chronobiological, ...
Enclosed Versus Open Nursing Stations in Adult Acute Care Psychiatric Settings: Does the Design Affect the Therapeutic Milieu? 2012 160 Specific efforts by hospital accreditation organizations encourage renovation of nursing stations, so nurses can better see, attend, and care for their patients. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of nursing station design on the the...
Engaging students and faculty with diverse first-person experiences: Using an interpretive research group 2007 376 This article is about a teaching strategy that operationalizes an aspect of the National League for Nurses’ position statement “Transforming Nursing Education” and the Institute of Medicine’s report “Crossing the Quality Chasm.” Engaging students wit...
Environmental Determinants of Obesity-Associated Morbidity Risks for Truckers. 2012 294 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine how the transportation environment triggers, exacerbates and sustains truckers’ risks for obesity and associated morbidities. Design/methodology/approach – An extensive literature review of PubMed ...
An exploration of the meanings of space and place in acute psychiatric care. 2006 990 Spatial human experiences such as confinement and freedom are important to acute psychiatric care. The physical space that inpatient psychiatric/mental health nurses and acute psychiatric patients share influences human relationships. The purpose of ...
Facilitating communication: How to truly understand what patients mean 2005 2247 The nurse-patient relationship will always remain pivotal to effective management of illness. Peplau (1952/1991) maintained that understanding was an essential component of the nurse-patient relationship. Consistent with Peplau’s assertion, Cleary, E...
Factors contributing to depression in Latina women of Mexican origin residing in the United States: Implications for nurses. 2008 2515 BACKGROUND: Latinas experience more depression and are less likely to receive mental health support than White women or African American women. OBJECTIVE: This article synthesizes the research on depression in adult Latinas of Mexican origin residing...
Fallout from the biological model: Implications for psychiatric mental health nurses. 2007 665 In the biological, disease-oriented model of psychiatric illness, psychotropic medications are the frontline treatment. These medications have enabled many consumers of psychiatric mental health care to obtain relief from severe and disabling symptom...
From the guest editor: Issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. 2008 351 The articles in this issue explore a wide range of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues. Dr. Peggy Chinn discusses the stigma of being lesbian or gay in the nursing profession (and academia) and she challenges lesbian and gay nurses ...
Guest Editorial: Mental Illness in Older Adults 2010 187 Mental illness in older adults is an important issue: It is estimated that 20% of older adults in the general U.S. population have a mental illness (Bartels, Blow, Van Citters, & Brockmann, 2006). Mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, schizop...
Hall‘s essay on an authentic meaning of medicalization: An extended discourse. 2006 664 The purpose of this article is to inform emerging theoretical understanding of medicalization by challenging, updating, and affirming a previously published essay on this topic by Hall. We accomplished this through the creation of a discourse among t...
Healing scents: An overview of clinical aromatherapy for emotional distress 2008 3467 Individuals in emotional distress are often treated with psychotherapeutic agents, but other treatment options exist. One safe and effective adjunct for the prevention and treatment of emotional distress is aromatherapy. This article describes the ph...
How patients and nurses experience the acute care psychiatric environment 2008 446 The concept of the therapeutic milieu was developed when patients‘ hospitalizations were long, medications were few, and one-to-one nurse–patient interactions were the norm. However, it is not clear how the notion of =therapeutic milieu‘ is experienc...
I have always felt different:The experience of childhood AD/HD 2008 938 Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most important psychiatric problems of our time. This study examined the experience of childhood ADHD within the contexts that are most significant to this age group—home, school...
Infection Risk Along U.S. Highways? The Case of a ‘Truckchaser’ Cruising for Truckers. 2010 255 This article explores potential infection risks linked with trucker cruising along U.S. highways. Specifically, the article delineates the settings and social organization of trucker cruising, examines the structure of sex partnerships of truckers an...
The interpretive research group as an alternative to the interpersonal process recording. 2006 1009 In the spirit of trying something new, we abandoned the traditional interpersonal process recording for an entirely new way to teach students about communication-an interpretive research group. We propose the interpretive research group as a strategy...
It’s more than a shoe shine – you’re touching lives. 2007 406 You never know who will inspire you or where you will find inspiration. For me, inspiration comes from interactions with people and often occurs in unusual circumstances, during seemingly random encounters with strangers—in the cashier's check-out li...
"It's the People that Make the Environment Good or Bad:" The Patient's Experience of the Acute Care Hospital Environment 2005 502 A review of contemporary nursing research reveals a tendency to focus on select aspects of the hospital environment such as noise, light, and music. Although studies such as these shed light on discrete aspects of the hospital environment, this body ...
Looking Through a Community Lens: Innovative Ways to Integrate Community Health Nursing Competencies into All Settings of Care 2010 1230 Community nursing is not a new. In fact, nursing practice in the home and community is the oldest form of nursing care. Yet, nursing education's move to the university from hospital-based programs coupled with advances in health care technology locat...
Mental Health Patients’ Experiences of Being Misunderstood 2009 726 Mental health patients describe “being understood” as an experience that evokes feelings of importance, worthiness, and empowerment. However, the experience of “being misunderstood” is more prevalent in patients’ relationships with health care provid...
Mental health service needs of a Latino population: A community-based participatory research project 2008 1234 Community-based participatory research bridges the gap between academic researchers and the real-life issues of communities and offers promise for addressing racial and ethnic disparities in mental health care. The purpose of this community-based par...
"Nurse bait:" Strategies hospitalized patients use to entice nurses within the context of the nurse-patient relationship. 2005 811 Patients on medical-surgical and psychiatric inpatient units long for more and deeper connections with nurses. Patients' dependence on the nursing staff, as well as their perceived powerlessness, creates a situation where patients believe they have t...
Nurse-patient interaction: A review of the literature. 2004 12101 Aims. The aims of this paper are to review a theoretical model useful for developing nursing knowledge related to nurse–patient interaction, review the literature on nurse–patient interaction, and discuss areas for further research. Theoretical mode...
Nursing students’ career choice: A pilot study. 2001 1811 Factors influencing the supply and demand of nurses are complex and involve issues such as the shifting health care delivery system, an aging nursing workforce, and the changing demographics of society. Projections for the supply and demand of the nu...
Occupational Stressors and the Mental Health of Truckers. 2010 146 Trucking has been classified as one of the highest-risk occupations in the United States. Occupational stress is even greater for long-haul truckers who are away from home, family, friends, and other support networks for several days or weeks at a ti...
Older Adults with Bipolar Disorder: Guidelines for Primary Care Providers 2010 1953 The purpose of this article is to present evidence-based guide-lines to facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of older adults with symptoms of bipolar disorder. Assessment criteria, diagnostic tools, and interventions to optimize care ...
Peaceful awakenings: Taking the “alarm” out of the alarm clock. 2007 794 The quality of my daily awakening ritual changed dramatically a few months ago when I was exposed to the Timex Nature Sounds alarm clock. Prior to this, it had never occurred to me to use something other than the traditional buzzer-type alarm clock t...
Perspectives of College Students on their Childhood ADHD 2010 399 Purpose: To determine what successful young adults perceive was helpful to them when they were struggling with their attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms as children. Study Design and Methods: Sixteen young adult college students...
Problematic interviewee behaviors in qualitative research. 2005 451 The interview is a staple of many qualitative approaches. Although textbooks offer extensive guidance to researchers about conducting interviews, less guidance is available about problem-atic interviewee behaviors, such as flattery or statements indi...
Psychiatric clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, or the new practice doctorate: Meeting patients’ needs? 2007 824 Psychiatric clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) were first introduced in 1954 by Hildegard Peplau as valuable contributors to the care of the chronically mentally ill (Spray, 1999; Wheeler, 2004). Peplau demonstrated that the therapeutic nurse-patient ...
Putting feet to what we pray about: The experience of caring by faith-based care team members. 2005 311 The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of caring by faith-based care team members. Nondirective, in-depth phenomenological interviews were conducted, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed for themes. Participants included 19 care team m...
Relationship skills building with older adults 2008 710 Relationship skills building is the focus of an innovative clinical experience with older adults for junior level nursing students in a psychiatric mental health course. The clinical experience is designed to help students apply, integrate, and valid...
Research as the researcher?s story. 2007 388 When we were given the challenge of expressing our views of research as the researcher?s story, we intended to talk primarily about the ways in which our personal lives mediated our research work. While this remains one of the aspects of what we want...
Response to Eileen Porter?s Commentary on “Problematic interviewee behaviors in qualitative research." 2005 471 As noted by Thorne (1997), formal critique plays a role not only in pressing knowledge forward but also in sustaining our humility. We are indeed humbled by the comments of our colleague regarding the rationale, method, and substance of our study. Al...
Response to Jean Watson?s Commentary on “Nurse-patient interaction: A review of the literature.” 2005 1442 I appreciate Watson?s thoughtful commentary on my paper, 'Nurse–patient interaction: a review of the literature'. Her valuable insights on caring relationships provide an avenue for further development of my beginning work. I want to express my appre...
Review of the book Caring for madness: The role of personal experience in the training of mental health nurses. 2003 231 This book is written for nurse educators responsible for teaching mental health nurses. Extensive interviews and group discussions of 86 current and former mental health student nurses were analyzed into several themes relating to the students’ educa...
Review of the book Hildegard Peplau: Psychiatric nurse of the century. 2003 1183 Barbara Callaway’s new biography Hildegard Peplau: Psychiatric Nurse of the Century is a well-written important contribution to nursing. The book chronicles the life of Hildegard Peplau, the “mother of psychiatric nursing,” and concomitantly educates...
Review: Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Address Mental Health in Minority Populations 2010 733 In this review, a synthesis of studies employing community-based participatory research (CBPR) to address mental health problems of minorities, strengths and challenges of the CBPR approach with minority populations are highlighted. Despite the fact ...
Risk: A concept analysis. 2004 4347 Shattell seek to analyze the concept risk, an essential element of theory development and research, and provide a new definition of risk. A new definition of risk that emerged from her concept analysis can provide clarity and direction for future res...
The scholarship of engagement in nursing 2005 952 We propose the time is right for the Scholarship of Engagement to serve as a model of scholarship in schools of nursing given the shift towards community- based research and the emphasis of community- based research in the recently published National...
Sexwork in Trucking Milieux: ‘Lot Lizards,’ Truckers, and Risk. 2013 388 Background: Long-haul truckers often engage in risk-laden sexual mixing and drug exchanges with female sex workers while on the road, which increase their vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections/blood borne infections (STI/BBI). Objective:...
She took the time to make sure she understood: Mental health patients’ experiences of being understood 2006 1727 The foundation of psychiatric/mental health nursing is the relationship between nurse and patient. Caring for persons with mental illness within the context of this relationship requires knowledge of the individual. To gain this knowledge, understand...
Smoking bans in acute care psychiatric settings: A Machiavellian smoke screen? 2008 689 Do smoking bans therefore create healthier patients? Campion, McNeill, and Checinski (2006) believe that they do and hospital administrators reason that their role in promoting health requires them to forbid smoking on hospital property (Bloor, Meeso...
Stigmatizing language with unintended meanings: “Persons with mental illness” or “mentally ill persons”? 2009 398 Language is a method of communication that transmits intended and unintended meanings. Unintended stigmatizing meanings, which are probably more insidious and dangerous (than language that clearly communicates intended meanings) can perpetuate social...
"Take my hand, help me out:" Mental health service recipients‘ experience of the therapeutic relationship 2007 804 The purpose of this study was to describe mental health service recipients‘ experience of the therapeutic relationship. The research question was 'what is therapeutic about the therapeutic relationship?‘ This study was a secondary analysis of qualita...
Trucking Organization and Mental Health Disorders of Truck Drivers. 2012 137 There are over 3 million truck drivers employed in the commercial transportation and material moving occupations, one of the largest occupational groups in the United States. Workers in this large and growing occupational segment are at risk for a ra...
Using an interpretive research group to teach communication and understanding in undergraduate psychiatric/mental health nursing students 2004 214 An interpretive research group based in existential phenomenology is used to facilitate student learning about skills central to nursing--communicating, listening, and a genuine understanding of "the other"--in an undergraduate psychiatric-mental hea...
Visual tracking strategies to move scholarship forward. 2008 387 Moving from the doctoral student role to the faculty member role is a challenging transition. Strategies that motivate and help keep scholarship moving forward can be invaluable in helping make the transition successful. The authors discuss 2 visual ...
What?s therapeutic about the therapeutic milieu? 2002 2026 While the milieu of an inpatient facility is considered a treatment modality, extant literature focuses on the staff?s role in creating the milieu rather than the patient?s perception of it. Not since Goffman?s Asylums (1961) has there been an in-dep...
Why Does "Pain Management" Exclude Psychic Pain? 2009 688 Since 1999 when the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) added pain assessment and management to their regulatory standards, which were implemented in 2001, ?pain management? has been elevated in level of importance. ...
Worksite-Induced Morbidities Among Truck Drivers in the United States 2010 1448 A critical review was conducted of social, psychological, and health science literature on the array of health risks and morbidities of truckers. Multilevel worksite-induced strains (e.g., long work hours and fatigue, shift work and sleep deprivation...
You catch more flies with honey: But patients shouldn’t have to manipulate nurses to receive good care. 2005 338 Interviews with patients show that they believe the quality of care they receive depends upon the relationships they establish with nurses, and that they work to make nurses their friends, “be an easy patient,” and “try to get them to listen.” Some p...