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Associate Professor of Nursing (1999)
- B.S., University of Detroit Mercy
- M.S.N., University of Illinois
- Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Office: Comenius Hall, Room 401
Areas of Research and/or Expertise
Psychiatric/mental health nursing; relational aggression and bullying, especially girl-to-girl aggression; community mental health concerns, especially for the adolescent population; complementary and alternative therapies in nursing care.
In addition to teaching nursing students for more than fifteen years, Pamela maintains active clinical practice in psychiatric/mental health nursing settings. Through her membership in the Bethlehem Partnership for A Healthy Community, she developed a Mental Health Initiative for Adolescents. This involved organizing and facilitating on-going groups for at risk female students at Liberty High School. Groups are structured to provide opportunities for peer discussion, support and education on adolescent issues and concerns, such as self-esteem, identity, communication, and relationships and conflict resolution. She received the PSNA District 2 Nursing Practice Award 2000 for this initiative.
Pamela’s most recent research was a phenomenological study of the lived experience of girl-to-girl aggression in marginalized girls. Another area of interest includes qualitative research related to the experience of women with polycystic ovary syndrome in the management of their symptoms.
Professional memberships include ANA (The American Nurses Association), PSNA (Pennsylvania State Nurses Association), American Psychiatric Nurses’ Association, and Sigma Theta Tau. Pamela is a member of the Evidence Based Practice Council at St. Luke’s Hospital, and participated on the Research and Quality Magnet Task Force as part of St. Luke’s pursuit of national recognition as a Magnet Hospital. Pam also participated in the globalization of professional nursing course, accompanying Moravian student nurses to Australia, and planning and coordinating the intensive clinical practicum experience for Australian nursing students.
Recent Activities of Note
- Pamela Adamshick presented a poster with her St. Luke's Hospital colleague Joan Crete at the 12th annual Premier Women's Health Care Conference October 14-17, 2009 in Providence, R.I. The title of the poster was "The Experience of Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in the Management of their Symptoms."
- Pamela Adamshick has had her article "The Lived Experience of Girl-to-Girl Aggression in Marginalized Girls" accepted for publication in the journal Qualitative Health Research.