Sharon Valente

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Nurses' grief reactions to a patient's suicide
    Sharon M Valente
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Perspect Psychiatr Care 38:5-14. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of innovative research-based fact sheets
    Sharon M Valente
    Research and Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California 90049, USA
    J Nurses Staff Dev 21:171-6. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Screening for depression and suicide: self-report instruments that work
    Sharon M Valente
    Department of Veteran Affairs, Los Angeles, USA
    J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 43:22-31. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Rapid cycle change projects improve quality of care
    Sharon Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 26:54-60. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Visual disfigurement and depression
    Sharon M Valente
    Nursing Research and Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Plast Surg Nurs 24:140-6; quiz 147-8. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Recruiting licensed staff in mental health
    Sharon M Valente
    Nursing Research and Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Nurses Staff Dev 21:66-72. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint After the critique: revise and resubmit your manuscript
    Sharon Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nurse Author Ed 15:1-3. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint An evidence-based project to improve depression and alcohol use screening
    Sharon Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 21:93-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Oncology nurses' teaching and support for suicidal patients
    Sharon M Valente
    Center for Learning, Research, and Innovation, Department of Veteran Affairs, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Psychosoc Oncol 25:121-37. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Innovative strategies for nurse recruitment and retention in behavioral health
    Sharon M Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 31:226-30. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Nurses' grief reactions to a patient's suicide
    Sharon M Valente
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Perspect Psychiatr Care 38:5-14. 2002
    ..A patient's suicide may threaten the nurse's health and work performance until grief and mourning are transformed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of innovative research-based fact sheets
    Sharon M Valente
    Research and Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California 90049, USA
    J Nurses Staff Dev 21:171-6. 2005
    ..Fact sheets 8 and 9 (i.e., schizophrenia and advance directives) were rated as excellent by 88-97% of nurses. Nurses use fact sheets with an average of seven patients to improve education, assessment, intervention, and follow-up care...
  3. ncbi request reprint Screening for depression and suicide: self-report instruments that work
    Sharon M Valente
    Department of Veteran Affairs, Los Angeles, USA
    J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 43:22-31. 2005
    ..When it is not feasible to conduct a thorough psychiatric evaluation, screening instruments can identify at-risk clients who need further evaluation...
  4. doi request reprint Rapid cycle change projects improve quality of care
    Sharon Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 26:54-60. 2011
    ..The time RNs spent in direct patient care increased 10% compared to the control unit, and value-added care also increased from 10% to 15% over baseline. Patient and staff satisfaction improved...
  5. ncbi request reprint Visual disfigurement and depression
    Sharon M Valente
    Nursing Research and Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Plast Surg Nurs 24:140-6; quiz 147-8. 2004
    ..Nurses also provide education, psychosocial support, and advocacy for patients with depression. Identifying those with depressed symptoms allows the nurse to recommend treatment, offer referrals, and provide supportive interventions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Recruiting licensed staff in mental health
    Sharon M Valente
    Nursing Research and Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Nurses Staff Dev 21:66-72. 2005
    ..They bring their medical skills, positive attitudes, and therapeutic strategies to contribute to the milieu on the nursing units. They have reduced the facility's licensed staff shortage in mental health...
  7. ncbi request reprint After the critique: revise and resubmit your manuscript
    Sharon Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nurse Author Ed 15:1-3. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint An evidence-based project to improve depression and alcohol use screening
    Sharon Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 21:93-8. 2006
    ..Post program evaluation revealed that depression screening and alcohol use disorders screening rates increased to 100%...
  9. ncbi request reprint Oncology nurses' teaching and support for suicidal patients
    Sharon M Valente
    Center for Learning, Research, and Innovation, Department of Veteran Affairs, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Psychosoc Oncol 25:121-37. 2007
    ..A small percentage of oncology nurses with good psychiatric skills reported they had no difficulty in their caregiving role including teaching, support, and advocacy...
  10. ncbi request reprint Innovative strategies for nurse recruitment and retention in behavioral health
    Sharon M Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 31:226-30. 2007
    ..Research-based fact sheets were used for the course and continued education. These 1-page fact sheets help nurses apply the evidence to improve nursing practice...
  11. doi request reprint The hoarding syndrome: screening and treatment
    Sharon M Valente
    Research and Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, GLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Home Healthc Nurse 27:432-40; quiz 441-2. 2009
    ..This article examines the etiology, characteristics, signs and symptoms, evaluation, and treatment of hoarding syndrome. A case example illustrates the management of hoarding syndrome in home care...
  12. doi request reprint Improving professional practice through certification
    Sharon M Valente
    Research and Education, Nursing Center for Learning, Innovation, and Research, Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Nurses Staff Dev 26:215-9. 2010
    ..Certification inversely correlated with nurse vacancies. Certification has helped to enhance nurses' knowledge, productivity, quality of care, and patient and nurse satisfaction, and has decreased RN vacancies...
  13. ncbi request reprint End of life and ethnicity
    Sharon M Valente
    Nursing Research and Education, Department of Veterans Affairs, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, 6235 MC 118R, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Nurses Staff Dev 20:285-93. 2004
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  14. ncbi request reprint Barriers to suicide risk management in clinical practice: a national survey of oncology nurses
    Sharon Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 25:629-48. 2004
    ..Nurses are not alone in their request for more education about suicide prevention; this study confirms earlier research of psychologists and psychiatrists who report they need more education in suicide risk management...
  15. ncbi request reprint Postscript: follow-up after manuscript submission
    Sharon M Valente
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, USA
    Nurse Author Ed 12:1-3. 2002
    ..Verifying the arrival of your manuscript and politely asking for feedback helps reduce needless frustrations. If a journal encourages you to revise and resubmit, the chances of acceptance and publication improve...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sexual harassment of nurses in the workplace
    Sharon M Valente
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 19:234-41. 2004
    ..Sexual harassment at work increases anxiety and undermines the nurse's ability to focus on the delivery of safe and competent care...
  17. ncbi request reprint Overcoming barriers to suicide risk management
    Sharon Valente
    Veterans Administration, Veteran Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 40:22-33. 2002
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  18. ncbi request reprint Aftermath of a patient's suicide: a case study
    Sharon M Valente
    University of Southern California, USA
    Perspect Psychiatr Care 39:17-22. 2003
    ..Nurse psychotherapists often feel poorly prepared to cope with a patient's death by suicide. The psychotherapist may identify with the family, feel sad at the death, and be plagued by feelings of guilt and responsibility...
  19. ncbi request reprint End-of-life challenges: honoring autonomy
    Sharon M Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Cancer Nurs 27:314-9. 2004
    ..JAMA. 2000;284:2907-2911). Ethical issues and guidelines for management of patients and evaluation of rationality are presented...
  20. ncbi request reprint Creative way to improve practice: the research journal club
    Sharon M Valente
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Home Healthc Nurse 21:271-4. 2003
    ..To decrease adverse events and increase patient and referral satisfaction, home care agencies must find ways to keep their clinical staff up to date. This article describes how one agency created a journal club that has met with success...
  21. ncbi request reprint Evaluating intimate partner violence
    Sharon M Valente
    University of Southern California, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 14:505-13; quiz 514-6. 2002
    ..To describe the incidence, assessment, and management of intimate partner violence (IPV) from a cultural perspective emphasizing the values, strengths, and health care needs of African-American women...
  22. ncbi request reprint Depression and HIV disease
    Sharon M Valente
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 14:41-51. 2003
    ..Effective treatments can reduce major depression in 80% to 90% of patients. Clinicians who mistake depressive signs and symptoms for those of HIV disease make a common error that increases morbidity and mortality...
  23. ncbi request reprint Nurses improve medication safety with medication allergy and adverse drug reports
    Sharon Valente
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, California, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 22:322-7. 2007
    ..As a result, the documentation of medication allergies and ADRs improved significantly in our organization...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sexual abuse of boys
    Sharon M Valente
    Research and Education Department of Veteran Affairs in Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs 18:10-6. 2005
    ..These problems can respond to treatment if detected...
  25. doi request reprint Psychiatric nurses' expertise, interest in end-of-life care, and requests for continuing education on end of life
    Sharon Valente
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:24-30. 2010
    ..Psychiatric nurses can facilitate communication about end of life, educate patients about options, and provide consultation, assessment, and management of common psychosocial needs (eg, mood disorders, grief, and loss)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Side steps to publication
    Sharon Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nurse Author Ed 14:4, 7. 2004
    ..You have organized the content and done the research--now you need to translate your paper or oral presentation into the journal format. This experienced author offers tips for successfully building your article on this foundation...
  27. doi request reprint Oncology nurses' knowledge of suicide evaluation and prevention
    Sharon M Valente
    Research and Education, Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, CA, USA
    Cancer Nurs 33:290-5. 2010
    ..Cancer patients can present with a risk of suicide, making it important for oncology nurses to be knowledge about the high-risk factors for suicide in this population and to be competent in suicide detection and management...
  28. ncbi request reprint Hypnosis for pain management
    Sharon M Valente
    Research and Education, Department of Veteran Affairs, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 44:22-30. 2006
    ..This article examines the evidence base related to hypnosis for pain management, as well as how to assess and educate patients about hypnosis...
  29. doi request reprint Recognizing and treating Adult ADHD
    Sharon Valente
    Research Education Dept of Veterans Affairs GLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Nurse Pract 37:41-6. 2012
    ..Many adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are undiagnosed. Nurse practitioners should understand the etiology, screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD in adults...
  30. ncbi request reprint Improving practice with a journal club
    Debra Dyckoff
    Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Health Care Center, CA, USA
    Nursing 34:29. 2004
  31. doi request reprint Creative strategies to improve patient safety: allergies and adverse drug reactions
    Sharon Valente
    Research and Education, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Nurses Staff Dev 27:E1-5; quiz E6-7. 2011
    ..This project provided an education for patients and nurses and a medication fact sheet. Outcomes included updating allergy records, improving medication safety knowledge, and improving nurses' adverse drug reactions and allergy reports...
  32. ncbi request reprint Military sexual trauma: violence and sexual abuse
    Sharon Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Mil Med 172:259-65. 2007
    ..Clinicians should understand the clinical manifestations, to detect abuse early, to treat it appropriately, and to minimize sequelae...
  33. ncbi request reprint Comparison of suicide attempters and completers
    Sharon M Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Med Law 23:693-714. 2004
    ..All of the patients who completed suicide after hospital discharge, did so in the first 6 weeks after discharge. The paper includes a review of the relevant literature...
  34. ncbi request reprint Research dissemination and utilization improving care at the bedside
    Sharon M Valente
    Department of Veteran Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles Calif, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 18:114-21. 2003
    ..One creative solution is the research-based fact sheet with recommendations for practice. This article reviews the literature and outlines a strategy for improving evidence-based practice...
  35. ncbi request reprint Nurse care coordination for diabetes: a literature review and synthesis
    Sarah Ingersoll
    Healthcare Operations and Solutions, Lockheed Martin Information Technology, Pasadena, Calif, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:208-14. 2005
  36. ncbi request reprint Obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Sharon M Valente
    Department of Veteran Affairs, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Perspect Psychiatr Care 38:125-34, 146. 2002
    ..Identification and management of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Tips for success: matching journals and topics
    Sharon M Valente
    Nurse Author Ed 15:3-4, 7. 2005