Celia E. Wills

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Celia Wills
First Name
Celia E.
Last Name
Wills
Credentials
PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Address
394 Newton Hall
Address (Line 2)
1585 Neil Avenue
City
Columbus
State
OH
Zip Code
43210
Research Interests

Dr. Wills’ decision science research focuses on health-related decision processes, shared decision making of health care consumers/providers, and person-centered interventions for improving decision-making and health-related outcomes. Examples of recent projects with interdisciplinary teams at OSU and elsewhere include testing a decision support and individualized goal-setting intervention to improve self-management of type 2 diabetes mellitus, designing and testing a virtual simulation training for home healthcare workers to improve accuracy of worker risk perceptions and decision-making for managing hazards to worker health and safety in client homes, and various instrument development/validation projects.

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August 05, 2020

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.

July 20, 2020

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.