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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
Carlos Sampaio, Isabel Renaud, Paula Ponce Leão
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Heart failure (HF) is increasing in prevalence and will continue to do so with an aging population. Few studies describe, from a lifeworld perspective, the experiences of elderly people who are very ill and living with advanced HF, and how meaning about personal dignity in daily life is created. METHODS: Data were collected by in-depth interviews with 12 Portuguese older people with advanced HF. The transcribed texts from the interviews were analyzed using the phenomenological hermeneutical method...
April 26, 2018: Nursing Forum
Leodoro J Labrague, Denise M McEnroe Petitte, Michael C Leocadio, Peter Van Bogaert, Konstantinos Tsaras
PROBLEM: Strong organizational support can promote a sense of well-being and positive work behaviors in nurses. However, despite the importance of organizational support in nursing, this topic remains unexplored in the Philippines. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of organizational support perceptions on nurses' work outcomes (organizational commitment, work autonomy, work performance, job satisfaction, job stress, and turnover intention)...
April 25, 2018: Nursing Forum
Sihyun Park, Karen G Schepp
BACKGROUND: Resilience can be defined as exhibiting positive outcomes after serious threats to one's adaptation or development. AIMS: This study aimed to suggest a theoretical model of resilience capacity by validating and extending one of the existing nursing theories of resilience-the society-to-cell model developed by Szanton and Gill. To do so, we conducted a qualitative study exploring the factors and conditions influencing adaptation in children of alcoholics (i...
April 25, 2018: Nursing Forum
Regina Hale
This paper appraises the conceptual development of mentoring in nursing and highlights the need for further research on mentoring that focuses on conceptual clarification and theoretical discovery. Despite an abundance of published articles on mentoring, a paucity of research studies on nurse-to-nurse mentoring exists. Nursing literature abounds with descriptive terminology about mentoring rather than explanatory research. Descriptive terminology does little to develop the concept of mentoring, leaving one to ponder how to implement mentoring relationships in nursing...
April 25, 2018: Nursing Forum
Michele J Upvall, Annette M Bourgault
AIM: The purpose of this concept analysis is to explore the meaning of de-implementation and provide a definition that can be used by researchers and clinicians to facilitate evidence-based practice. BACKGROUND: De-implementation is a relatively unknown process overshadowed by the novelty of introducing new ideas and techniques into practice. Few studies have addressed the challenge of de-implementation and the cognitive processes involved when terminating harmful or unnecessary practices...
April 25, 2018: Nursing Forum
Ahmad Al-Sagarat, Yousef Qan'ir, Manar Al-Azzam, Hala Obeidat, Anas Khalifeh
AIM: To assess the impact of nursing competences on workplace bullying among registered nurses in Jordanian public hospitals. BACKGROUND: Workplace bullying has serious organizational and health effects on nursing staff. Little is known about the relationship between bullying and nursing competence worldwide. METHOD: A cross-sectional descriptive study using a quantitative method was adopted for this study. The Negative Act Questionnaire-Revised (NAQ-R) and Nurse Professional Competence (NPC) questionnaire were used...
April 23, 2018: Nursing Forum
Jackie H Jones, Linda A Treiber
Medication errors continue to occur too frequently in the United States. Although the five rights of medication administration have expanded to include several others, evidence that the number of errors has decreased is missing. This study suggests that medication rights for nurses as they administer medications are needed. The historical marginalization of the voice of nurses has been perpetuated with detrimental impacts to nurses and patients. In recent years, a focus on the creation of a just culture, with a balance of accountability and responsibility, has sought to bring a fairer and safer construct to the healthcare environment...
April 23, 2018: Nursing Forum
Kristina Tryselius, Eva Benzein, Carina Persson
AIM: To explore the concept of home and its' expressed spatialities in current palliative care research. BACKGROUND: Home is a central environment for living, caring, and dying. However, pure investigations of the sets of ideas linked to the concept seemed missing. Although identified as an important location, spatial perspectives expressed through the concept of home appeared unexplored. DESIGN: Rodgers' evolutionary concept analysis. DATA SOURCES: Scientific articles published between January 2009 and September 2015...
April 23, 2018: Nursing Forum
Molly MacKay, Donna Glynn, Cecilia McVey, Patricia Rissmiller
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April 2018: Nursing Forum
Karen T Pardue, Patricia K Young, Sara Horton-Deutsch, Judith Halstead, Catherine Pearsall
BACKGROUND: Higher education is undergoing rapid transformation requiring nurse faculty leaders to engage in risk taking. Consequently, what is known about the experience of taking risks? How do leaders decide what constitutes a risk worth taking? How do leaders who take risks tolerate failure? The purpose of this study was to explicate the leadership practices of risk taking in nurse faculty leaders. METHOD: Interpretive phenomenology was used to explore the experience of risk taking among 15 self-identified nurse faculty leaders...
February 6, 2018: Nursing Forum
Penni Patricia Sadlon
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the concept reflection as a process using a principle-based method of analysis that acknowledges the philosophical premises of formal cognitive operations (experiencing, understanding, judging, and deciding) espoused by Bernard Lonergan. The aim is to understand how we think and process cognitively in reflection while developing consciousness in knowing. Using Lonergan's formal cognitive operations adds a philosophical perspective and structure to the concept. Fostering the enactment of reflection is a complex process, but it is vital for nursing science and disciplinary advancement...
January 24, 2018: Nursing Forum
Rowaida Al-Maaitah, Raeda F AbuAlRub, Sumaya Al Blooshi
AIM: To explore nurses' perceptions of their practice environment in acute care hospitals in Sharjah and North Emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). BACKGROUND: The health of the environment in which registered nurses' work is critical to nursing outcomes. The interest to examine the practice environment extended to the Gulf area which has a complex healthcare system including the UAE. METHODS: The study used an exploratory descriptive design with a qualitative part using two focus group interviews...
January 24, 2018: Nursing Forum
Abbey Mahon, Roodeline Valcourt, Lisa Merry, Fabiola Dieudonné, Jodi Tuck
BACKGROUND: Continuing education is an integral part of nursing professional development and improving healthcare delivery, but literature on continuing education initiatives in low-resource settings is limited. PURPOSE: To describe the creation and integration of a nurse educator (NE) position in two Haitian hospitals and highlight barriers and facilitators experienced by the NEs in their role. METHODS: Four NEs and three support staff involved in the creation and integration of the NE positions were interviewed...
January 24, 2018: Nursing Forum
Sharon A Gates
BACKGROUND: The presence of a registered nurse (RN) workforce that is culturally and linguistically familiar with underrepresented minorities promotes effective health care for patients. A lack of diversity in the nursing education pipeline has led to a lack of diversity among registered nurses. METHODS: This qualitative descriptive study explored faculty perceptions of factors that attracted and maintained a diverse nursing student body at three different universities with large percentages of minority students...
January 23, 2018: Nursing Forum
Janet M Phillips, Ann M Stalter, Sherri Winegardner, Carol Wiggs, Amy Jauch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is a critical need for nurses and interprofessional healthcare providers to implement systems thinking (ST) across international borders, addressing incivility and its perilous effects on patient quality and safety. An estimated one million patients die in hospitals worldwide due to avoidable patient-related errors. Establishing safe and civil workplaces using ST is paramount to promoting clear, level-headed thinking from which patient-centered nursing actions can impact health systems...
January 23, 2018: Nursing Forum
Jennie Bergen, LaTonya Santo
AIM: The aim of this article is to analyze the concept of action competence and comprise a definition of the concept suitable to apply to virtual simulation in nursing education. BACKGROUND: Virtual simulation has become an instructional method increasingly used in nursing education which creates a challenge for assessment of clinical competence. DESIGN: This concept analysis was performed using Walker and Avant's eight stages of concept analysis...
January 23, 2018: Nursing Forum
Ferry Efendi, N Nursalam, Anna Kurniati, Joko Gunawan
International nurse migration among Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries has the potential to increase the effectiveness of health services and access for the ASEAN Economic Community. Providing equivalent nursing qualifications and licensure standards and increasing the availability of the nursing workforce has become a challenge for ASEAN members. The purpose of this study is: 1) to comparatively analyze information on nursing licensing examinations (NLE) across ASEAN countries; and 2) to present information on the human resources required for a successful nursing workforce...
January 23, 2018: Nursing Forum
Tadeu Oliveira, Angela Starkweather, Divya Ramesh, Joseph Fetta, Debra Lynch Kelly, Debra E Lyon, Lana Sargent
Multiple intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms contribute to vulnerability of cognitive decline and nurses play a significant role in assisting individuals and families to use strategies for healthy cognitive aging. The objective of this narrative review is to provide a synthesis of the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms of cognitive decline and conditions that are associated with cognitive decline. Well-established intrinsic mechanisms of cognitive decline include aging, apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 carrier status, SORL1 mutations, neuroinflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, amyloid deposition, and demyelination...
January 18, 2018: Nursing Forum
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