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Selected Publications from Nursing Colleagues

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Ulveling Q, Mellina M (2024). Psychédéliques: les infirmiers au centre de l’accompagnement. Krankenpflege | Soins infirmiers | Cure infermieristiche (Journal of the Swiss Nursing Association)  Original article in French, English Translation


Spotswood C. J. (2024). Psychedelics in Psychiatry, the Nursing Influence, and the Future of Psychedelic Therapies. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 10783903231222930. Advance online publication.


Ana Cláudia Mesquita Garcia , Lucas Oliveira Maia , Everson Meireles , Denismar Alves Nogueira & Luís Fernando Tófoli (2023) Spiritual Well-Being Among Users and Non-Users of Psychedelics: A Cross-Sectional Study, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, DOI: 10.1080/02791072.2023.2284343


Raison, C. L., Sanacora, G., Woolley, J., Heinzerling, K., Dunlop, B. W., Brown, R. T., Kakar, R., Hassman, M., Trivedi, R. P., Robison, R., Gukasyan, N., Nayak, S. M., Hu, X., O'Donnell, K. C., Kelmendi, B., Sloshower, J., Penn, A. D., Bradley, E., Kelly, D. F., Mletzko, T., … Griffiths, R. R. (2023). Single-Dose Psilocybin Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 10.1001/jama.2023.14530. Advance online publication.


Penn A., & Yehuda R (2023) Preventing the Gaps in Psychedelic Research from Becoming Practice Pitfalls: A Translational Research Agenda, Psychedelic Medicine, epub ahead of print

Herrmann, Z., Levin, A. W., Cole, S. P., Slabaugh, S., Barnett, B., Penn, A., Jain, R., Raison, C., Rajanna, B., & Jain, S. (2023). Psychedelic Use Among Psychiatric Medication Prescribers: Effects on Well-Being, Depression, Anxiety, and Associations with Patterns of Use, Reported Harms, and Transformative Mental States. Psychedelic Medicine.

Miller, M., Rosa, W. E., Doerner Rinaldi, A., Addicott, K., Spence, D., & Beaussant, Y. (2023). Applying Key Lessons from the Hospice and Palliative Care Movement to Inform Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy. Psychedelic Medicine.

Dorsen, C., Penn, A., Carew, N., & Lloyd, M. (2023). A Rare Case of MDMA-Induced Hyponatremia. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 19(2), 104484.

Raison, C. L., Jain, R., Penn, A. D., Cole, S. P., & Jain, S. (2022). Effects of Naturalistic Psychedelic Use on Depression, Anxiety, and Well-Being: Associations With Patterns of Use, Reported Harms, and Transformative Mental States. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13.

Rosa, W. E., Sager, Z., Miller, M., Bernstein, I., Doerner Rinaldi, A., Addicott, K., Ljuslin, M., Adrian, C., Back, A. L., Beachy, J., Bossis, A. P., Breitbart, W. S., Cosimano, M. P., Fischer, S. M., Guss, J., Knighton, E., Phelps, J., Richards, B. D., Richards, W. A., Tulsky, J. A., … Beaussant, Y. (2022). Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy in the Context of Serious IllnessJournal of palliative medicine, 10.1089/jpm.2022.0036. Advance online publication.


Mesquita Garcia AC & de Oliveira Maia L (2022) The therapeutic potential of psychedelic substances in Hospice and Palliative Care, Progress in Palliative Care, 30:1, 1-3, DOI: 10.1080/09699260.2022.2001140

Oliveira Maia L,Beaussant Y & Mesquita Garcia AC (2022),The therapeutic potential of psychedelic-assisted therapies fors symptom control in patients diagnosed with serious illness: a systematic review, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management  doi:

Gard DE,  Pleet ME, Bradley ER , Penn, AD , Gallenstein ML , Riley LS,  DellaCrosse M, Garfinkle EM, Michalak EE &  Woolley JD, (2021) Evaluating the risk of psilocybin for the treatment of bipolar depression: A review of the research literature and published case studies, Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, Volume 6,

Lehto, R. H., Miller, M., & Sender, J. (2021). The Role of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy to Support Patients With Cancer: A Critical Scoping Review of the Research. Journal of Holistic Nursing.

Mangini, M. (2021). Unseen Women in Psychedelic History. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

Ulveling Q (2021) La profession infirmière et les états non ordinaires de conscience (In French), Journal of the Swiss Nurses Association

Penn AD, Dorsen CG, Hope S, Rosa WE, (2021) Psychedelic Assisted Therapy: Emerging treatments in mental health disorders. American Journal of Nursing

Hendin HM, Penn AD (2021) An episode of mania following self-reported ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms in a woman previously not diagnosed with bipolar disorder: A case report, Bipolar Disorders, Epub ahead of print

Penn AD, Phelps J, Rosa WE,  Watson J (2021) Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Practices and Human Caring Science: Towards a Care-Informed Model of Treatment.  Journal of Humanistic Psychology  

Clark, C. S., Hope, S., & Rosa, W. E. (2021). Current trends in sacred medicine. In M. A. Blaszko Helming, D. A. Shileds, K. M. Avino, & W. E. Rosa (Eds.), Dossey & Keegan's Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice: A Handbook for Practice (8th ed). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Penn, AD (2020) A Nurse's Call for Keeping the Human in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy.

Denis-Lalonde, D., & Estefan, A. (2020). Emerging psychedelic-assisted therapies: Implications for
nursing practice
. Journal of Mental Health Addiction Nursing, 4(1), 3-41. doi:10.22374/jmhan.v4i1.40

Dorsen C, Palamar J &  Shedlin MG (2019) Ceremonial ‘Plant Medicine’ use and its relationship to recreational drug use: an exploratory study, Addiction Research & Theory, 27:2, 68-75, DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2018.1455187


Rosa, W. E., Hope, S., & Matzo, M. (2019). Palliative nursing and sacred medicine: A holistic stance on entheogens, healing, and spiritual care. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 37(1), 100-106. doi:10.1177/0898010118770302

Mangini, M (2019) A Hidden History of Women and Psychedelics, MAPS Bulletin Special Edition, Spring 2019

Penn, A. D., Ot’alora, G. M., & Raison, C. L. (2018). MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for post traumatic stress disorder. In R. F. Summers, & D. V. Jeste (Eds.), Positive psychiatry: A casebook () American Psychiatric Association Press.

Parley, K (2016) Into the Mental: Silence, Stigma, Psychiatry, and LSD, University of Regina Press, Saskatchewan, Canada

Parley, K (2016) 93-year-old former psychiatric patient and nurse on lessons from LSD (CBC Radio, 2016)

Parley, K (1964) Supporting the Patient on LSD DayAmerican Journal of Nursing

Bierer J, Buckman J (1961) Marlborough Night Hospital: Treatment With LSD and Group TherapyNursing Times

Ball ER (1955) The Nursing and Care of Mentally-ill Patients Under D-lysergic Acid DiethylamideNursing Mirror, 1531

Night Hospital.M~rlborough 

Parley, K. (1964). Supporting the patient on LSD day. American Journal of Nursing, (February), 80-82.

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