My name is Linda, and I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Colorado Anschutz with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in May 2020. 

I work full-time as a high-acute brain injury rehab RN at Craig Hospital.

Post-graduation, I continued my research with the CU College of Nursing, related to Senate Bill 119 and the Expansion of Colorado’s Medication-Assisted Treatment Program (for opioid use disorder). My first manuscript, “Comorbidity of Lifetime History of Trauma and Abuse with Opioid Use Disorder: Implications for Nursing Assessment & Care,” was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA).

My special interests include: Integrated medical/surgical and mental health care, neurosciences, traumatic brain injury, and addictions medicine.

My Personal Philosophy:

I believe that healing and optimal wellness is best achieved when using a combination of biomedical and psychosocial interventions. As a nurse, I monitor and treat the human response to physical illness while attending to the emotional, spiritual, social, and cultural aspects that contribute to resilience and promote optimal long-term outcomes.

Linda Driscoll Powers | lindadriscollpowers@gmail.com | 720.206.9433

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Anthropological Perspectives on Schizophrenia: How Cultural Narrative Affects Prevalence, Course, and Outcome

Western medical literature classifies schizophrenia (SZ) as a mental illness characterized by significant changes in thought processes and speech. Symptoms include delusions, such as false beliefs of control or persecution; hallucinations, such as hearing voices, having visions, or feeling bizarre physical sensations; reduced emotional intensity, flat affect, or catatonia; inappropriate social responses, such as spontaneous … Continue reading Anthropological Perspectives on Schizophrenia: How Cultural Narrative Affects Prevalence, Course, and Outcome

Psychiatry Should Consider MTHFR Gene Polymorphisms

Linda Driscoll Powers December 2016 Psychiatry Should Consider MTHFR Gene Polymorphisms Mental health issues are extremely common, to the extent that fourteen percent of the global disease burden can be attributed to neuropsychiatric disorders. Twenty-five percent of adults in the U.S. currently suffer from a mental illness, and at least half will develop one or … Continue reading Psychiatry Should Consider MTHFR Gene Polymorphisms

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