26843-Murray, Bethany
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Bethany A. Murray, PhD

Academic Specialist: Co-Instructor in Foundations of Clinical Practice, Office of Medical Student Education

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Bio

Dr. Bethany Murray is a lifelong resident of Bloomington, Indiana where she has worked asa critical care nurse and psychiatric nurse (IU Health Bloomington Hospital), a Director of Nursing Services (Meadows Behavioral Health Systems) and a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Centerstone of Indiana). From 2012-2016, she was an Assistant Professor at the IU School of Nursing in Columbus. Dr. Murray teaches in the first year medical student course Foundations of Clinical Practice-I on the Bloomington campus.

Titles & Appointments

  • Academic Specialist: Co-Instructor in Foundations of Clinical Practice, Office of Medical Student Education
  • Education
    2015 PhD Indiana University
    1992 MSN Indiana University
    1983 BSN Indiana University
  • Research

    Dr. Murray's research interests are in social and cultural factors that affect health and healthcare decision-making, and how to teach these concepts to future healthcare professionals (e.g. doctors and nurses).  In 2015, she completed her doctoral dissertation in The Kingdom of Swaziland, Africa where she interviewed rural Swazi women about their health concerns and needs.  The theoretical approach to this study was published in the Journal of Theory Construction and Testing in 2016. Prior to this, she accompanied health students to Swaziland in 2014 and published a study on internal processes that students utilize to make meaning and transform their cultural understanding of experiences that create stress and cultural dissonance for them.

    Publications

    Murray, B. (2016). Critical ethnography and the PEN-3 model: An analysis of women’s health in Swaziland. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 20 (1). 20-30 

    Judge, D., Murray, B., Hughes-Gay, M., & Robinson, D. (2016). Building bridges: Collaboration between community college and university.  Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 11. 58-61. doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2015.12.001

    Murray, B.A. (2015). Nursing students' experiences of healthcare in Swaziland: Transformational processes in developing cultural understanding. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(9). September Supplement. S65-S73. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20150814-13 

    McCormick, U., Murray, B., & McNew, B. (2015). Diagnosis and treatment of patients with bipolar disorder: A review for advanced practice nurses. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27(9). doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12275 

    Murray, B.A. (2014). The use of high-fidelity simulation in psychiatric and mental health nursing clinical education. International Journal of Health Sciences Education, 2(1). Available at: http://dc.etsu.edu/ijhse/vol2/iss1/3 

    Murray, B.A. & Ballard, K. (2013). Disorders first seen in infancy, childhood and adolescents. In Psychiatric Nursing, (2nd ed.) O’Brien & Ballard, Eds. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett, Inc.  

    Murray, B.A. (2010). Psychiatric nursing update: Current trends in diagnosing and treatment. (2nd Ed.) Boston, MA: Western Schools, Inc. 

    Murray, B.A. (2007). Disorders first seen in infancy, childhood and adolescents. In Psychiatric Nursing O’Brien & Ballard, Eds. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett, Inc.  

     

    Murray, B.A. (2004). Psychiatric nursing update: Current trends in diagnosing and treatment, Boston, MA: Western Schools, Inc. 

  • Clinical Interests

    Dr. Murray maintains a small clinical practice in child and adolescent, psychiatric and mental health nursing. As an advanced practice Clinical Nurse Specialist, she is responsible for evaluating and managing medication treatment of children with psychiatric and behavioral disorders. She is especially interested in how to best utilize genetic assay testing in guiding care.  Dr. Murray's clinical expertise is in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, disruptive mood disorders, bipolar disorder of childhood, post-traumatic stress disorder and childhood-onset schizophrenia.  

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