MiOra Congratulates Intern Jessica Bushman And The UCLA Mentors

MiOra Congratulates Intern Jessica Bushman And The UCLA Mentors

Miora | September 20, 2018

MiOra Intern Jessica Bushman was a part of the UCLA team that studied mental
states of stress and burn-out among pediatric critical care nurses. Their paper
entitled “Feasibility of Online Mental Wellness Self-assessment and Feedback for
Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurses” has recently been published in the
Journal of Pediatric Nursing! The senior author and Jessica’s mentor, Yonca Bulut,
MD (Professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics,
UCLA) stated that burnout, trauma, depression, and anxiety are common among nurses
working in the pediatric or neonatal intensive care unit settings. The first
author and mentor, Brenda Bursch, PhD (Professor of Clinical Psychiatry &
Biobehavioral Sciences, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Clinical Director,
Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service, David Geffen School of Medicine
at UCLA) added that ethnicity, communication with other clinicians, working the
day vs night shift, working in the PICU rather than NICU, patient population, and
level of clinician skill and experience also influenced the nurses’ stress and
burn-out levels. The investigators showed that an online burnout and mental
wellness self-assessment tool provides immediate, evidence-informed feedback is
feasible and acceptable to the pediatric critical care nurses.

Jessica started at MiOra as a high school student. This year she is a freshman at
UCLA, double majoring in Psychology and Political Science and minoring in
Education Studies. Congratulations!

Thank you to Dr Bulut and Dr Bursch for your dedication and commitment as MiOra

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