Psychosocial vital signs: Using simulation to introduce a new concept
Psychosocial vital signs (PVS) is a tool used for defining and measuring essential psychosocial variables of health. Because nurse-patient interaction is basic to PVS, simulation is the methodology used for introducing this new concept to students. When learning PVS as a fundamental nursing skill, students' thinking is informed and guided toward a holistic view of their patients. The author discusses components of PVS and the curriculum used for teaching students how to use PVS. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Spade, Charlotte M., "Psychosocial vital signs: Using simulation to introduce a new concept" (2008). Regis University Faculty Publications (comprehensive list). 1006.