The need for human touch is universal among critical care patients and is an important component of the nurse–patient relationship. However, multiple barriers to human touch exist in the critical care environment. With little research to guide practice, we argue for the importance of human touch in the provision of holistic nursing care.
The five-year, $3.13 million grant will deploy social-assistive robots at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber and Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton near Canton for an eight-week trial. The study is aimed at curbing loneliness and apathy in older adults, especially for those with dementia.
Recent Master of Healthcare Innovation graduate Jordan Bope, MHI, BA, BSN, RN, has always been flexible. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in history amid a recession, he quickly realized that law school would not work out the way he planned. From there, he dove into a rigorous 13-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program that led to a career at The Ohio State University Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.