Mona Shattell is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at DePaul University. She received her PhD in nursing from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Prior to joining the faculty at DePaul University, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Shattell's clinical specialty is in psychiatric and mental health nursing. Her research primarily focuses on mental health-related issues including psychiatric treatment environments, patient-provider relationships, psychosis, and the mental health of various vulnerable populations. Dr. Shattell is an Associate Editor of Issues in Mental Health Nursing and the author of more than 90 journal articles and book chapters.
Acute Care Psychiatry and Psychiatric Nursing
Policy and advocacy in mental health care (with Gail Stuart), Principles and Practices of Psychiatric Nursing (2013)
ENCLOSED versus OPEN nursing stations in adult acute care psychiatric settings: Does the design affect the therapeutic milieu? (with Kelly Southard, Ashley Jarrell, Tom McCoy, Robin Bartlett, and Chris Judge), Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services (2012)
“Psychiatric/mental health nursing” or “psychiatric-mental health nursing”?, Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2010)
“Nurses’ station” or “nursing station”? How to appropriately describe our workspace in acute care (with Ashley Jarrell), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2010)
Special edition editorial. Inpatient psychiatric treatment: Moving the science forward (with Kathleen Delaney), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2010)
Therapeutic Relationships/Nurse-Patient Communication
Mental health patients’ experiences of being misunderstood (with Laura Gaillard and Sandra Thomas), Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2009)
Background: Mental health patients describe “being understood” as an experience that evokes feelings of importance,...
Relationship skills building with older adults (with Cheryl McNeill, Eileen Rossen, and T. Robin Bartlett), Journal of Nursing Education (2008)
Relationship skills building is the focus of an innovative clinical experience with older adults for...
It’s more than a shoe shine – you’re touching lives, Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2007)
“Take my hand, help me out:” Mental health service recipients’ experience of the therapeutic relationship (with Sharon Starr and Sandra Thomas), International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (2007)
Statement of Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe mental health service recipients’...
“She took the time to make sure she understood:” Mental health patients’ experiences of being understood (with Sara McAllister, Beverly Hogan, and Sandra Thomas), Archives of Psychiatric Nursing (2006)
The foundation of psychiatric/mental health nursing is the relationship between nurse and patient. Caring for...
Mental Health and Illness
Mad pride: Reflections on sociopolitical identity and mental diversity in the context of culturally competent psychiatric care (with Nev Jones), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2013)
Working hard to relax: Improving engagement in leisure time activities for a healthier work-life balance (with Linda Buettner and Madeleine Reber), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2011)
Treatment of persons with mental illness and substance use disorders in medical emergency departments in the United States (with Melanie Andes), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2011)
Assertive community treatment and the physical health needs of persons with severe mental illness: Issues around integration of mental health and physical health (with Natasha Donnelly, Anna Sheyett, and Gary Cuddeback), Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2011)
BACKGROUND: Assertive community treatment (ACT) is characterized as a service delivery platform and represents an...
Nurses and assertive community treatment teams: A critical combination (with Gary Cuddeback), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2010)
Sex work in trucking milieux: ‘Lot lizards,’ truckers, and risk (with Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Sevil Sönmez, and Jennifer Kronenfeld), Nursing Forum (2012)
Trucking organization and mental health disorders of truck drivers (with Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Chad Collins, Sevil Sonmez, and Caitlin Fehrenhacher), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2012)
Background: There are over 3 million truck drivers employed in the commercial transportation and material...
Active living in the trucking sector: Environmental barriers and health promotion strategies (with Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Sevil Sönmez, Robert Strack, Lauren Haldman, and Victoria Jones), Journal of Physical Activity and Health (2012)
Background: As one of the most underserved segments of the U.S. labor force, truck drivers...
Cruising for truckers on highways and the Internet: Sexual networks and infection risk (with Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Sevil Sönmez, Jennie Kronenfeld, Donna Smith, and Sarah Stanton), AIDS Education and Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2011)
Empirical evidence on the heterosexual partnerships of long-haul truckers suggests connections among occupational stressors, substance...
Barriers to truck drivers’ healthy eating: Environmental influences and health promotion strategies (with Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Sevil Sönmez, Robert Strack, Laura Haldeman, and Victoria Jones), Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health (2011)
This article presents an assessment of 25 trucking work settings designed to examine whether the...
Health Care Disparities (focus on Latinas)
A cognitive behavioral group therapy intervention with depressed Spanish-speaking Mexican women living in an emerging immigrant community in the United States (with Ann Quinlan-Colwell, Jose Villalba, Nathaniel Ivers, and Marina Mails), Advances in Nursing Science (2010)
This paper reports feasibility issues with the implementation of an intervention study for depression in...
Depression in Latinas residing in emerging Latino immigrant communities in the United States (with Jose Villalba, Natalie Stokes, Desmina Hamilton, Jaimie Foster, Harald Petrini, Kristina Johnson, Norma Hinderliter, Claretta Witherspoon, R. Kathy Hinshaw, and Chris Faulkner), Hispanic Health Care International (2009)
This study examined the ways in which depression affects immigrant Latina women residing in an...
Anti-immigration rhetoric in the United States: Veiled racism? (with Jose Villalba), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2008)
Factors contributing to depression in Latina women of Mexican origin residing in the United States: Implications for nurses (with Katherine Smith, Ann Quinlan-Colwell, and Jose Villalba), Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2008)
Background: Latinas experience more depression and are less likely to receive mental health support. Latinas...
Mental health service needs of a Latino population: A community-based participatory research project (with Desmina Hamilton, Sharon Starr, Courtney Jenkins, and Norma Hinderliter), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2008)
Community-based participatory research bridges the gap between academic researchers and the real-life issues of communities...
Registered nurse workforce trends for new entrants age 23-26: Hope for the psychiatric nursing workforce shortage (with Kathleen Delaney), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2012)
Do nurse educators feel competent to teach cultural competency concepts? (with Sharon Starr and Clifford Gonzales), Teaching and Learning in Nursing (2011)
Cultural competence has been proposed as one way to reduce health disparities in racial and...
Student and faculty perceptions of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) (with Mary Crowe and Debra Stanford), Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly on the Web (2010)
Using an honors program to engage undergraduate students in research (with Debra Stanford), Nursing Education Perspectives (2010)
Advice to new graduates: Get (at least) one year of psychiatric/mental health nursing experience before working in medical-surgical settings, Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2009)
Authors’ and editors’ perspectives on peer review quality in three scholarly nursing journals (with Peggy Chinn, Sandra Thomas, and W. Richard Cowling), Journal of Nursing Scholarship (2010)
Purpose: This study examined the quality of peer review in three scholarly nursing journals from...
Visual tracking strategies to move scholarship forward (with T. Robin Bartlett and Eileen Rossen), Nurse Educator (2008)
Moving from the doctoral student role to the faculty member role is a challenging transition....
The scholarship of engagement in nursing (with Joseph Burrage and Barbara Haberman), Nursing Outlook (2005)
We propose the time is right for the Scholarship of Engagement to serve as a...
Hall’s essay on an authentic meaning of medicalization: An extended discourse (with W. Richard Cowling and Marty Todd), Advances in Nursing Science (2006)
Qualitative Research Methods
Problematic interviewee behaviors in qualitative research (with Melinda Collins and Sandra Thomas), Western Journal of Nursing Research (2005)
The interview is a staple of many qualitative approaches. Although textbooks offer extensive guidance to...