Writing, Research and Teaching

Refereed Journal Publications:

Young-Mason, J. (2001).   Understanding Suffering and Compassion.  CrossCurrents.  Fall,Vol. 51(3) 347-359 (Click to read.)

Young-Mason, J. (2001).  Medicine and the Arts, Academic Medicine.  February, Vol. 76:(2)154-155. (Click to read.)

Young-Mason, J. (1991).  The Secret Sharer as a Guide to Compassion, Nursing Outlook.  March-April, Vol. 39(2):62-63.

Young-Mason, J. (1990).  Visual Clues to Emotional States: Rodin’s ‘Burghers of Calais', Journal of Professional Nursing.  Vol. 6(5), pp. 289-299.  Feature article accompanied by eight photographs taken by author.  (Accepted into the Archives of Musee Rodin, Paris 1997)

Young-Mason, J. (1988).  Tolstoi’s The Death of Ivan Ilych: A Source for Understanding Compassion. Clinical Nurse Specialist, July/august, Vol. 2(4), pp. 180-183.

Young-Mason, J. (1988).  Literature as a Mirror to Compassion. Journal of Professional Nursing July/August, Vol. 4(4), pp. 299-301.  Reprinted in Agora: Journal of Lynchburg CollegeSymposium Reading Program, March 1991, No. 2.

Young-Mason, J. ( 1987).  Sophocles’ Philoctetes as a Source for Understanding Suffering and Compassion in the Context of Health Care.  Abstract.  Clinical Excellence in Nursing: International Networking.  London:  The Chameleon Press.

Young-Mason, J. (1987).  Kurosawa’s Ikiru: A Compelling Film for the Study of Suffering and Compassion.  Mobius, Vol. 7(3), pp. 49-52.

Young-Mason, J. (1985).  Sophocles’ Antigone as a Source for Understanding Reverence for the Dead.” Nursing Forum, Vol. 22(4), pp. 146-148.  (Copyright 1987)


Invited Publications:

“The Interview,”  Boston Globe Magazine.  January 24, 1999.  Feature interview of Young-Mason by John Koch and special photograph by Lane Turner. (Click to Read.)

"Hearing the Patient's Voice,”  Nursing Spectrum, an interview by Karla Knight, RN, MSN.  Feature interview, November 30, 1998.

“Fatalism Hurts Institutionalized Elderly,” Opinion Editorial, Springfield Union.  September 9, 1998.

Response to Readers to “Fatalism and Long Term Care,” Opinion Editorial for Springfield Union Newspaper.  September 24, 1998.

"Listening to the Patient's Voice - Mastery of Life" by Allan Macurdy. An excerpt from The Patient's Voice: Experiences of Illness by Author and Editor. In Bay State Nurse, November 1997, Vol. 6(7), pp. 1, 6 & 7. (Click to Read.)

“Compassion and Healing,”  Springfield Union-News .  March 6, 1997.  Feature length interview on Young-Mason’s teaching and research.  Written by Marisa Gianetti (pp. B-11 and B-14). (Click to Read.)

“What After All is Compassion?”  In “Art and Aesthetics,” National League for Nursing Book Catalogue.  1996-1997, NLN:  New York, p. 4. (Click to Read.)

“Teaching the Art of Nursing,” Bay State Nurse, June 1995, Vol. 4(3), pp. 1, 6 & 7.  Feature length interview on Young-Mason’s teaching and research.  Written by Judith Mitiguy. (Click to Read.)

“June in Japan,” University of Massachusetts at Amherst School of Nursing and Nursing Alumnae Newsletter.  Fall 1990, Vol. 2(2), pp. 1 & 8.

“Ignored but not Forgotten: Massachusetts Colonial Nurses,”  in  Eyes on the Future: a Compilation of Massachusetts Nursing History.  Massachusetts Nurses’ Association Publication.  June 1990.

Retraining for the Elderly Disabled, by Margaret Mort. London: Croom Helm, 1985, pp. 425 for Gerontologist. (Book Review).

“Feature Interview” APBIC News.  Newsletter of Action for the Prevention of Burns Injuries to Children, Inc.  July 1977, Vol. 4(4), pp. 6-10.  (A discussion of the role of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatric Nurse in the ameliorization of psychological distress and physical pain for victims of burns.)