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Beth A Brooks
Many others have written about how to prepare a manuscript for publication. Therefore the purpose of this article is to share the experiences of one reviewer and suggest the need for using a theory or conceptual framework to guide research, practice, and publications. Many times while reading a manuscript I feel I am on a journey of discovery without a road map. My sense is authors may be confused about when to include the conceptual framework or the "theory part" in a manuscript if the work being described was not a research study per se...
July 15, 2018: Nursing Forum
Kay Lawrence, DeAnne K Hilfinger Messias, Melanie L Cason
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 9, 2018: Nursing Forum
Larissa Soares Mariz Vilar de Miranda, Bertha Cruz Enders, Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira, Carla Campos Muniz Medeiros, Caroline Evelin Nascimento Kluczynik Vieira, Dândara Nayara Azevêdo Dantas
AIM: To report an analysis of the concept nursing care of overweight children. BACKGROUND: Patient care is the essence of nursing practice. Nursing professionals must define how to serve specific population groups, including overweight children, presenting real solutions to their problem. A clear conceptual analysis is necessary to unify nursing language and to contribute to nursing practice. DESIGN: Concept analysis. DATA SOURCES: The following databases were searched: COCHRANE, SCOPUS, LILACS, CINAHL, MEDLINE/PubMed, and CAPES Theses Library of Brazil...
July 6, 2018: Nursing Forum
Rosanne Beuthin, Anne Bruce, Margaret Scaia
Medical assistance in dying (MAiD) represents a historic change in Canadian society and the provision of end-of-life care. In this descriptive narrative inquiry, 17 nurses were interviewed during the first 6 months of assisted dying becoming a legal option for patients in Canada. Nurses' experiences of either providing care for a patient who had chosen MAiD, or declining to participate in MAiD, were explored. Findings describe three themes and eight storylines of the impact of MAiD on nurses' view of the profession, clinical practice, and personally...
July 4, 2018: Nursing Forum
Katherine Meine
BACKGROUND: Perinatal depression (PD) is one of the most common medical complications of pregnancy. The prevalence of women in correctional settings has grown eight-fold in the last 30 years. A quarter of these women were either pregnant or within a year postpartum when entering custody. Recommendations to screen and treat all pregnant women for PD are being implemented nationwide. LOCAL PROBLEM: In 2016, 71% of pregnant women entering Milwaukee County Jail had minimal or no prenatal care and significant rates of high-risk medical and social risk factors...
July 3, 2018: Nursing Forum
Maryanne Barra, Samantha S Singh Hernandez
An educational intervention was conducted to determine the efficacy of an obesity sensitivity program to determine nursing students' attitudes toward obese clients. As part of the clinical curriculum, nursing students (N = 103) received weekly obesity sensitivity education on weight-based discrimination. Students' completed a preproject and postproject attitudes toward obese persons scale (Barra, 2015) to evaluate discriminatory beliefs and actions. All clinical groups had a significant positive change in their own weight prejudices postobesity education intervention...
July 3, 2018: Nursing Forum
Constantinos Megaritis, Evanthia Sakellari, Maria Psychogiou, Anastasios Tzenalis, Vassiliki Krepia, George Charalambous, Despina Sapountzi-Krepia
This article explores the home care nurses' perceptions on the services they provide in Cyprus, which has been hit by a financial crisis. Semistructured interviews were conducted in Greek at the home care nurses' offices. Data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The participants' perceptions are described in terms of provision of home care nursing, administration of homecare nursing, job satisfaction, financial issues, and suggesting improvements. The financial crisis influences the home care services with regard to workload increase, staff shortage, and lack of resources...
July 3, 2018: Nursing Forum
Emily Peters
AIM: The aim of this article is to clarify the concept of compassion fatigue to develop methods for prevention and mitigation of compassion fatigue in the nursing profession. BACKGROUND: Compassion fatigue occurs when nurses develop declining empathetic ability from repeated exposure to others' suffering. Conceptual clarity is vital to curtail compassion fatigue via preventative and restorative measures at the individual and organizational level. DESIGN: Concept analysis...
July 2, 2018: Nursing Forum
Francine Hebert Sheppard
PROBLEM: The large number of aging retirees is changing the landscape of US healthcare and economic systems. Many nurses will be among these retirees. While retirement has been studied in many fields, it has been explored considerably less in nursing science. Retirement as a concept is complex, not well-defined across disciplines, and the impact of this important transition on health and well-being is not well-understood. PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to explore the concept of retirement as a transition that may be related to health and well-being in aging individuals...
July 2, 2018: Nursing Forum
Mohammad Suliman
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a significant work-related problem, especially among nurses. This is due to its high prevalence and impact on the healthcare system, either directly through treating affected nurses, or indirectly through the decrease in nurses' productivity. AIM: The aim of this study is to measure the prevalence rates of LBP among nurses in Jordan, and to uncover the associated factors and consequences. METHODS: A cross-sectional design study...
July 2, 2018: Nursing Forum
Danielle R Dunwoody, Carla R Jungquist
AIM: The purpose of this study was to explore the concept of opioid-induced sedation and how nurses define and measure sedation in the hospital setting. BACKGROUND: Opioid medications are the primary treatment for acute pain in the postoperative setting. One of the most serious side effects of opioid therapy is excessive sedation and respiratory depression. Nurses have the responsibility of providing effective pain management, while keeping the patient safe from adverse sedation and respiratory depression...
June 27, 2018: Nursing Forum
Marianne Sofronas, David Kenneth Wright, Franco A Carnevale
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this concept analysis was to examine how the concept of personhood has been used in the nursing literature. The person is central to nursing, as the object of nursing work, or care, and a key element of theory. Health and illness confront conventional notions of personhood based on the Western philosophy, in delineating boundaries of life and death, and grappling with pathophysiological changes and alterations in capacities that challenge our understandings of what makes a person whole...
June 27, 2018: Nursing Forum
Dr Janet Irene Sweet MacIntyre
BACKGROUND: A research study entitled "Newly-Graduated Baccalaureate Registered Nurses, the 21st Century Health Care Environment and Mapping the Landscape for Curricular Change" explored the perceptions of newly graduated registered nurses (NGRNs). During the research process, a model for nursing education and research was revealed and subsequently developed as an interpretative framework. PURPOSE: Qualitative narrative inquiry research explored the perceptions of newly graduated registered nurses and shaped the creation of the Narrative Circle Model for Nursing Education and Research (NCMNER)...
June 27, 2018: Nursing Forum
Kim Schafer Astroth, Sheryl Henry Jenkins, Cynthia Kerber, Wendy Mann Woith
The health care needs of the homeless are more complex than those of the population at large. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of the homeless. Thematic content analysis of responses from 19 undergraduate nursing students yielded four themes describing student experiences with the homeless, their perceptions of homelessness and the health care of the homeless, and their suggestions for best teaching strategies. Students in this study had varying amounts of experience with and knowledge of the homeless...
June 27, 2018: Nursing Forum
Roxanne Amerson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 27, 2018: Nursing Forum
Rosemary A Taylor, Steven S Taylor
AIM: To reframe horizontal violence as a quality improvement concern. BACKGROUND: Although the number of studies exploring horizontal violence has increased, evidence supporting the effectiveness of current interventions is weak and the problem persists. Often framed as an individual or interpersonal issue, horizontal violence has been recognized as a complex phenomenon that can only be understood through an examination of social, individual and organizational factors...
June 27, 2018: Nursing Forum
Le Thi Thanh Tuyen, Joko Gunawan
AIM: This concept analysis is to clarify what behavior management in the field of nursing means, what attributes signify it, and what its antecedents and consequences are. BACKGROUND: A variety of definitions of behavior management were identified in literature. This has resulted in a degree of confusion in the way behavior management is described. METHODS: The Walker and Avant concept analysis approach was applied. Literature searches were conducted using CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Education Research Complete, PubMed Medline, Google Scholar and many online dictionaries, with timeline from January 2000 to November 2017...
June 26, 2018: Nursing Forum
Sheryl A Emmering, Kim Schafer Astroth, Wendy M Woith, Mary J Dyck, MyoungJin Kim
Meeting the health needs of Americans must change as the population continues to live longer. A strategy that considers social well-being is necessary. One way to improve social well-being is through increased social capital, which includes networks among individuals and norms of reciprocity and trust between them. Supporting attainment of bonding social capital from close-knit groups, such as family, and bridging or linking social capital from those who are dissimilar are vital. Research shows there is a relationship among social capital and self-reported mental and physical health, health behaviors, healthcare utilization, and mortality...
June 26, 2018: Nursing Forum
Maria Rivera Matza, Maryanne Balderrama Garon, Jasmin Que-Lahoo
AIM(S): The purpose of the study was to explore the role of ethnic nursing organizations (ENOs) in developing their members for leadership. BACKGROUND: In an increasingly diverse world, it is important to the health of the population for nurse leaders to be equally diverse. METHOD(S): This was a qualitative study using content analysis methods. Fifteen nurses, 3 males and 12 females, with membership in one of three ENOs were identified by purposive sampling and interviewed...
May 10, 2018: Nursing Forum
Erin Gibson
AIM: The aim of this concept analysis is to propose the new concept of student courage as it operates within the context of healthcare professionals' education. BACKGROUND: Nurses have a moral obligation that often requires courage. However, nursing students do not have the capacity to act with moral courage until they are close to licensure. Student courage is propositioned as a precursor to moral courage. DESIGN: The Walker and Avant approach is used to examine the attributes, antecedents, consequences, and empiric referents of student courage...
April 27, 2018: Nursing Forum
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