Yong-Shian Goh

Yong-Shian Goh
National University of Singapore | NUS · Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

PhD, MN, BHSN

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Introduction
Dr. Shawn Goh is a registered nurse and registered mental health nurse. Dr. Goh has more than two decades of experience working in mental health setting. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore. Dr. Goh has been actively involved in research since 2009. His research interests includes issues related to international nurses, nursing management, higher education and mental health nursing.
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - August 2019
National University of Singapore
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
August 2009 - November 2015
August 2007 - June 2008
National University of Singapore
Field of study
  • Nursing (Mental Health)
January 2002 - November 2004
The University of Sydney
Field of study
  • Nursing

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Publications (35)
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This study aimed to determine whether definable profiles existed in a cohort of nursing staff with regard to demographic characteristics, job satisfaction, acculturation, work environment, stress, cultural values and coping abilities. A survey was conducted in one hospital in Singapore from June to July 2012, and 814 full-time staff nurses complete...
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Mental health literacy (MHL) promotes mental health among youths. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the newly developed HOPE intervention in improving depression literacy, anxiety literacy, psychological well-being, and reducing personal stigma and stress levels amongst young adults at a university in Singapore. After two pilot studies, we...
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Background Despite health behavioral change interventions targeting modifiable lifestyle factors underlying chronic diseases, dropouts and nonadherence of individuals have remained high. The rapid development of machine learning (ML) in recent years, alongside its ability to provide readily available personalized experience for users, holds much po...
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People with major depressive disorder continue to be marred by chronically pernicious yet preventable outcomes in the biopsychosocial aspects. With the reallocation of healthcare resources towards the fight against the coronavirus 2019 pandemic, much emphasis has been placed on existing community mental health interventions to ameliorate the disrup...
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Introduction: The shift in mind-set within mental health care has led to the adoption of peer-delivered self-management interventions in promoting recovery among individuals with severe and enduring mental health challenges. However, no reviews have hitherto examined their effectiveness. Aim: To determine the effectiveness of peer-delivered self...
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The global prevalence of mental health conditions and the associated wide treatment gaps have led to increased demand for quality mental healthcare services. In Singapore, despite a shift towards a joint provision of mental healthcare in hospitals and the community, experiences of mental healthcare teams in such hospital-community partnerships have...
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Purpose of review: To provide an update on insights into the effectiveness of the green environment and forest on the mental health of city dwellers; and the role of mental health professionals in advocating green restorative therapies. Recent findings: The studies reviewed in this paper confirmed the mental health benefits on individuals who en...
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Background The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to the need for educators to explore online platforms in delivering lessons to students. Home-based learning is one of the most commonly-used teaching methods that allow learning to take place despite a physical separation between the students and the educators. Methods A descriptive qualitative appr...
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Long-term care (LTC) facilities, in which older adults are institutionalised, have the responsibility to address their residents’ rights, privacy and comfort in expressing themselves sexually in an acceptable manner. However, many older adults have reported barriers in their sexual expression, which is often a result of the care staff’s attitudes i...
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In Singapore, many older adults suffer from subsyndromal depression and/or subsyndromal anxiety, which can negatively impact their physical and mental well-being if left untreated. Due to the general public’s reluctance to seek psychological help and the low psychiatrist-to-population ratio in Singapore, this study aims to examine the preliminary e...
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BACKGROUND Recovery in mental health remains inconclusive where the two most prevailing definitions “clinical” and “personal” remain. In nursing schools, students are predominantly taught straightforward concepts of clinical recovery, which result in only a perfunctory and rudimentary understanding of recovery among the undergraduates. AIMS To exp...
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Despite the increased awareness of mental health-related issues, people experiencing mental health conditions have continued to face stigmatization worldwide. The literature on help-seeking behaviours has frequently highlighted the development of self-stigma because of public stigma and emphasized the need to address public stigmatization faced by...
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The growing demand of mental health services among the population and the stigma associated with mental health conditions have resulted in a shortage of skilled nurses competent in delivering quality care to persons experiencing mental health conditions. This suggests the need to develop a systematic and comprehensive curriculum to prepare nursing...
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Given Singapore's high population density and extensive geographical interconnections, it is unsurprising that the country reported one of the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Asia. Past pandemic studies have suggested that nurses working in such crises might experience a deterioration of mental health, which could persist for years beyond the...
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Background: The use of physical restraint to curtail dangerous or extremely disruptive behaviours in patients has been an established practice to help ensuring safety in healthcare providers' work environment. However, many have deemed it unnecessary and overused with reported negligence on patients' basic needs during its implementation. Studies...
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Aims To explore the experiences of nurses working in triage stations of primary health care centres. Background Primary healthcare system evolves according to the demographical and epidemiological transitions within the nation. The escalating demand on healthcare due to the aging population have seen a rising need from patients with onset of an ac...
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Aims The study aims to examine the effectiveness of the online HOPE intervention to increase mental health literacy, psychological well‐being; and in reducing stress among youths aged 18 ‐ 24 living in Singapore. Design The study will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will adopt a single‐group pre‐post repeated quasi‐experimental researc...
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Perpetuated by negative perceptions of mental illnesses, mental health has remained a taboo subject in Asia. This in turn leads to perceived discrimination among people experiencing mental health conditions, due to which they become withdrawn and secretive, making it more challenging for them to seek help. Studies have explored possible reasons aff...
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Healthcare systems are evolving to meet the demands of an ageing population whereby the provision of health care services in the community has increased to alleviate the burden faced by acute care health facilities. As the result, the number of community nurses are expected to increase in order to meet the demand. Several studies have identified th...
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Volunteerism contributes significantly to the social development of a country. Although the rate of volunteerism has steadily increased over the years, the numbers of regular volunteers remains small. While the existing literature has elucidated individuals' motivations for volunteerism, research is lacking on their motivations and challenges in su...
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Objectives The aim of the study is to review the literature on the experiences of nurses working in triage within emergency departments in hospitals. Review method This is an integrative review based on Cooper's five-stage framework. Data sources Primary research articles published from January 2008 to January 2018 were identified from seven data...
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Background: Tele-coaching has been used by nurses as one of the accessible and sustainable interventions for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, evidence has been lacking to demonstrate its effectiveness in mitigating the related cardiovascular risk factors. Aims: To systematically evaluate the effectiveness of nurse-led tele-coa...
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Theory and clinical practicum in mental health are an important component for students in most nursing curriculum. Some studies have shown that knowledge and confidence in caring for people with mental illness improve after mental health clinical placements while others had contrasting results. Our study examined the relationship between clinical p...
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Objective: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement has been developed as a guideline for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Despite the prevalent use of the PRISMA statement in medicine and nursing, no studies have examined authors’ perception of it. The purpose of this study is to expl...
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Introduction: Although first-generation Singaporean Chinese were mainly immigrants from Mainland China, the communication patterns of Singaporean Chinese in the present-day context differs from Mainland Chinese. This difference could be attributed to the subculture but is not conclusive. This study aimed to explore the experiences of nursing staff...
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Background An up-to-date systematic review is important for researchers to decide whether to embark on new research or continue supporting ongoing studies. The aim of this study is to examine the time taken between the last search, submission, acceptance and publication dates of systematic reviews published in nursing journals. Methods Nursing jour...
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Aim: This study explored the relationship between job satisfaction and the demands for immigration of international nurses working in the long-term care setting. Predictors for job satisfaction were also made with the demands of immigration faced by the international nurses. Methods: A convenience sampling of 97 international nurses was obtained f...
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Aim: Results from this literature review were used to identify the challenges faced by international nurses in their host countries following migration. Background: The increasing strain of nursing shortages in the healthcare system has led to the recruitment of international nurses among many countries. However, following migration, internation...
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Aim(s): This study sought to explore the job satisfaction level of migrant nurses working in a multicultural society and, more specifically, the relationship between their job satisfaction levels, work environment, their intentions to leave and the predictors of their intentions to leave. Background: Nursing shortages have led to the increasing...
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Background: Conducting mental status examination and suicide risk assessment is an important skill required of nurses when they are in the clinical setting. With nursing students often expressing the anxiety and lack of confidence in doing so, the use of standardized patients provide an excellent opportunity to practice and become proficient with...
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Aim: To examine the acculturation level of international nurses working in a multi-cultural society. The relationship between acculturation, working environment and quality of life of international nurses were also explored. Methods: A cross-sectional, correlational study using self-report questionnaire was conducted on 814 international nurses u...
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Background. Acculturation of international nurses is becoming a topic of concern as there is a growing acknowledgement between the relationship of acculturation; work environment; quality of life; nursing work stress; cultural values and coping processes. The aim of this study was to explore the level of acculturation among international nurses in...

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To evaluate the practice of epidemiological studies, so as to provide recommendations for improvements.