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Grounding in the Garden

In the enclosed courtyard behind the Admissions Building, where others see an expanse of ugly crabgrass, Jeannie Kingsley, RN, sees a huge garden bursting with fragrant, colorful perennials. She imagines a labyrinth that patients and staff can walk to soothe their thoughts and a pathway that weaves through different sections of the garden-to-be. Kingsley, a 30-year veteran of McLean and a nurse...

Did We Do the Right Thing? Choosing Tenderness Over a Strict Behavioral Plan

My name is Jeannie Kingsley. I’m a nurse on the Short Term Unit. Our patients are in crisis and need a brief hospitalization in order to stabilize. They arrive with all sorts of diagnoses, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder and occasionally psychotic disorders. We keep them safe, evaluate their needs and begin discharge planning as...