Barbara L. Drew, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC
My research interest has been driven by my clinical experience working with people who are suicidal. I felt compelled to explore how suicide can be prevented. I have studied the use of no-suicide/no-harm contracts, the experience of suicidal people who come to emergency departments, how adolescents and young adults manage their symptoms of depression and suicidality, and predictors of suicidal ideation in Thai women.
Recently, I have been examining the effects of health-promoting behaviors by nursing students, particularly mind-body self-care. I see this as primary prevention of the negative sequelae of inattention to self. Through my involvement with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, I have also studied the advanced practice psychiatric nursing workforce in the US.
- NURS 60012 - Advanced Mental Health Assessment and Psychopathology
- NURS 60353 - Individual, Organization and Community Consultation