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Madelaine Lawrence

Madelaine Lawrence
RnCeus Interactive · Nursing

PhD, RN

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Introduction
I am an independent researcher, Director of Nursing Education for RnCeus Interactive, an online provider of CE for nurses, , and a writer about experiences of previously unconscious patients, writing for publication, the impact of CE on clinical practice, and near-death and other transpersonal experiences surrounding death and dying. My latest fiction book, A Pocketful of $20s, is about a nursing ED Director who hands out $20s to select people in need and helps others in dangerous situations.
Additional affiliations
November 2011 - October 2018
RnCeus Interactive
Position
  • Managing Director
August 2010 - May 2013
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 1995 - present
www.rnceus.com
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • Develop courses for online continuing education provider for nurses. Work with instructors to develop courses.
Education
August 1979 - May 1983
University of Connecticut
Field of study
  • Education

Publications

Publications (42)
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The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of deathbed communications (DBCs) during the 30 days before death and their impact on the dying process. A total of 60 hospice chart audits and 75 survey responses by hospice nurses across the United States were analyzed. Chart audits revealed 5 (8.33%) of the 60 included descriptions of DBCs...
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We briefly survey research designed to validate alleged out-of-body perceptions during near-death experiences. Most accounts of this kind that have surfaced since Michael Sabom's work are unsubstantiated self-reports or, as in claims of visual perception of blind persons, completely undocumented or fictional, but there have been some reports that w...
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Although considerable research has been done on pathophysiology, metabolic and physical causes, and prognostic indicators, little is known about unconsciousness or coma from the perspective of the patient. To describe the experiences of patients who were once documented as being unconscious. Phenomenologic interviews were conducted with 100 patient...
Book
This warmhearted women's fiction novel is all about making a difference in the lives of others and making good choices in romantic relationships. It portrays nurses and other health professionals in their helping roles and the inner workings of the healthcare system. This book is based on Madelaine’s experience as a nurse in three different emergen...
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During this COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., there are multiple reports about nurses' and doctors' bravery in taking care of patients who are ill with the coronavirus. These reports also describe long working hours and stress for hospital staff and shortages of N95 masks, surgical masks, gowns, and ventilators. From April 3, 2020, to April 29, 2020,...
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Background: Recent research shows up to 88% of human trafficking victims are seen in a health care setting sometime during their coerced servitude. Nurses are in key positions to identify trafficked victims but often lack sufficient information about how to assess and report trafficked victims. Method: This article includes participant data from o...
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This is the report of what nurses say about working during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. From April 3, 2020, to April 29, 2020, RnCeus Interactive, an online provider of nursing continuing education, asked nurses throughout the US about the accessibility to protective gear and ventilators as well as adequate staffing at work. The nurses who care...
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This course includes detailed descriptions of the steps involved in writing articles for professional nursing journals. Identify a topic Select a journal Write a query letter Submit query letters Write an abstract Complete an outline Write a title, Complete introduction, and background Write the text of the paper Write the conclusion Format the re...
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This offering provides information about 4 types of child abuse: physical, emotional, sexual and neglect. There are descriptions of the following: detection of abused children, assessment of injuries and signs and symptoms, causes, long term effects, preventive measures, US laws, mechanisms and the duty of health professionals to report child abuse...
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Healthcare professionals have a responsibility and requirement in all states to recognize and report suspected child abuse, maltreatment and neglect. Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) is listed as a form of child abuse in all states. Currently, four states require nurses to complete continuing education courses in child abuse and/or Abusi...
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A course on Human Trafficking for health professionals and others Available in complete form at http://www.rnceus.com/course_frame.asp?exam_id=105&directory=trafficking. Introduction Human trafficking is the coerced servitude of men, women or children. It is a human rights offense that occurs worlwide, including every state in America. Globally, t...
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Introduction Most of us remember our healthcare instructors advising us to talk to our unconscious patients, telling us hearing was the ”last sense to go.” While most of us heeded this advice, it was difficult to do since there was no response from the patient. We never knew if what we were saying made a difference or not. From current research we...
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Introduction: Little attention is given to how individuals process sensory information during a transpersonal experience. What selective attention processes operate during a transpersonal event is significant to better understand cognitive operations and for selection of target objects in research studies. Methodology: Forty case descriptions of ob...
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This presentation addresses signs and symptoms of impairment and treatment options for nurses. It includes state boards of nursing examiners that mandate reporting of impairment in colleagues and those that provide alternative to discipline programs. Treatment approaches are also described.
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In addition to the physiological changes that occur to patients with cardiovascular disease due to genetics, poor health habits, and/or aging, psychological constructs have been found to influence the development and progression of cardiovascular disease and ultimately heart failure. Several research studies have been carried out describing psychol...
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Full article is available online at www.rnceus.com.
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The purpose of this article is to describe examples of near-death and other transpersonal experiences occurring during catastrophic events like floods, wars, bombings, and death camps. To date, researchers have limited their investigations of these transpersonal events to those occurring to seriously ill patients in hospitals, those dying from term...
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Introduction This course will identify and describe five types of transpersonal experiences recounted by terminal or critically ill patients: near-death experience, near-death visit, out-of-body experience, deathbed communication, after death communication. In addition, reported perimortem observations will be discussed: predicting the time of...
Book
Michael Friedan was found murdered in his South Carolina home holding evidence that his daughter's husband was cheating on her. A murder, a motive and an arrest-it should have been a simple case...but it wasn't. Enter Dr. Susan Kemper, psychologist and forensic hypnotherapist. Susan's domineering husband doesn't want her on this case and the lead d...
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Progress toward describing the Inner life of the dying (Review of the book The inner life of the dying person, by A. Kellehear).
Book
Reports and studies of near-death experiences, death-bed communications, after-death communications and a host of other transpersonal experiences occurring near death are creating a new paradigm challenging our exclusive biological and psychological understanding of death and near-death. Care provided to those near death or dying is an evolving pro...
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Clinically based nurses have many relevant and informative experiences to share. It is often difficult, however, to find effective ways to support staff in writing about these ideas. To achieve this support, a "Writing for Publication Seminar Series" is more effective than 1-day workshops. More staff development departments are being challenged to...
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A sequential approach to implementing an associate degree nursing program at Mohegan Community College, Norwich, Connecticut, is presented in a conceptual framework. The framework utilizes Bloom's taxonomy of cognitive learning as a guide and incorporates objectives for learning level, sample course, and sample unit. (MF)
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Typescript (photocopy). Abstract (2 leaves) bound with copy. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Connecticut, 1983. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 171-176).
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Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Connecticut, 1983. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.

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In 1997, my book, In a world of their own experiencing unconsciousness, was published.  It is based on my interviews with 111 patients who had a previous episode of unconscious.  One of the findings is the tendency for patients to increase awareness when they are moved, particularly from their hospital bed to a stretcher. I hypothesized stimulation of proprioception and/or of the vestibular senses increases awareness. 
I observed a similar phenomena feeding and getting twins to sleep. Infants in the 2 to 4 month time when put to sleep using the cradle method and then placed in a crib, were less likely to awaken than infants who fell asleep when the caregiver used the shoulder method.
I believe placing the sleeping baby from the shoulder to the crib stimulates either proprioception and/or vestibular senses thus increasing alertness leading to crying, leading to increased frustration. This stimulation does not occur or occurs less frequently when an infant is placed in the crib asleep from the cradle position. I unfortunately have no substantial proof, other than what I have just stated I observed. I am hoping those of you involved in preventing shaken baby occurrences will be willing to take on such a project to determine if in fact using the cradle method reduces child crying.  I am happy to share any information I have.

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In this nonfiction book, I am following the lead of Aesop, who said no act of kindness is ever wasted, no matter how small. This book includes descriptions of people who are often invisible with real life stories of how I and others found them and helped them and how others can do the same. This book aims to be helpful, letting people know we see them but never to embarrass them. Being helpful involves using your time, money, energy, and expertise to help someone else. Many of us are in a position to be beneficial to others who may not be as blessed as we are or are just in need of some momentary help. This book is also about making a difference.
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(Invitation): I would like to invite you to a ‘crowd-authoring’ project that I and other academics from around the world have been working on. We have been composing a book entitled ‘130 Ideas with no History of Application in Education and Technology’. We have finished 50% of the book, which can be found via the following link: https://newideasforeducationblog.wordpress.com/. This project is inspired by a previous project wherein I and other 98 academics ‘crowd-authored’ an article entitled ‘Academic Domains as Political Battlegrounds’ and published in Information Development Journal (Impact Factor 1.691). Contributors to the book are not expected to come up with a new theory, but rather to highlight a theory that already exists in a different field and argue for its possible benefit to the field of education and technology. Contributors from outside the field of education and technology are welcome. Each contributor is supposed to address the following: 1. Name the theory 2. List the fields the theory belongs to 3. List those who coined the theory 4. Define the theory (90 words) 5. Argue for the value and implications of the theory (110 words) 6. Argue for the benefit or risk this theory holds for the field of education and technology (100 words) 7. Argue for the risks or losses of not considering this theory in the field of education and technology (50 words) 8. Argue for the challenges that might be faced when applying this theory to education and technology (50 words) If interested, please email me via aallily@kfu.edu.sa. Deadline is 01/01/2020. Best, Abdul Abdulrahman Al Lily, DPhil (Oxon) Visiting Academic, University of Waikato Associate Professor, King of Saudi Arabia Common Room Member, University of Oxford Personal Website: https://abdulallily.wordpress.com/