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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930402/advancing-nursing-science-through-community-advisory-boards-working-effectively-across-diverse-communities
#1
Rosa M Gonzalez-Guarda, Emily J Jones, Elizabeth Cohn, Gordon L Gillespie, Felesia Bowen
The movement toward community-engaged research is well aligned with nursing's strong tradition of engaging individuals, families, and communities in designing and evaluating nursing care. As such, nurse scientists should consider engaging the recipients of care in the research process. Community advisory boards are a common way in which communities are engaged in research. The purpose of this article is to provide a framework for effectively working with community advisory boards in diverse communities that is informed by evidence and experiences of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars...
December 6, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930401/embedding-a-palliative-approach-in-nursing-care-delivery-an-integrated-knowledge-synthesis
#2
Richard Sawatzky, Pat Porterfield, Della Roberts, Joyce Lee, Leah Liang, Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Barb Pesut, Tilly Schalkwyk, Kelli Stajduhar, Carolyn Tayler, Jennifer Baumbusch, Sally Thorne
A palliative approach involves adapting and integrating principles and values from palliative care into the care of persons who have life-limiting conditions throughout their illness trajectories. The aim of this research was to determine what approaches to nursing care delivery support the integration of a palliative approach in hospital, residential, and home care settings. The findings substantiate the importance of embedding the values and tenets of a palliative approach into nursing care delivery, the roles that nurses have in working with interdisciplinary teams to integrate a palliative approach, and the need for practice supports to facilitate that embedding and integration...
December 6, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930400/practical-issues-of-conducting-a-q-methodology-study-lessons-learned-from-a-cross-cultural-study
#3
Teresa Elizabeth Stone, Jane Maguire, Sook Jung Kang, Chiyoung Cha
This article advances nursing research by presenting the methodological challenges experienced in conducting a multination Q-methodology study. This article critically analyzes the relevance of the methodology for cross-cultural and nursing research and the challenges that led to specific responses by the investigators. The use of focus groups with key stakeholders supplemented the Q-analysis results. The authors discuss practical issues and shared innovative approaches and provide best-practice suggestions on the use of this flexible methodology...
December 6, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930399/practical-discourse-revisited-hermeneutics-at-the-intersection-of-philosophy-and-nursing
#4
Stephen M Padgett
Three early papers by Janice Thompson-Practical Discourse, Critical Scholarship, and Hermeneutic Inquiry-are examined in reference to the historical context of the time (1985-1990), and implications for current scholarship. Hermeneutic philosophy has been neglected in recent years, overshadowed by its weaker cousin phenomenology. I argue that renewed attention to hermeneutics would help us focus on the "situatedness" of nursing scholars, the class politics of academia, and a better balance in interpretative work between faith and suspicion...
December 6, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930398/thinking-upstream-a-25-year-retrospective-and-conceptual-model-aimed-at-reducing-health-inequities
#5
Patricia G Butterfield
Thinking upstream was first introduced into the nursing vernacular in 1990 with the goal of advancing broad and context-rich perspectives of health. Initially invoked as conceptual framing language, upstream precepts were subsequently adopted and adapted by a generation of thoughtful nursing scholars. Their work reduced health inequities by redirecting actions further up etiologic pathways and by emphasizing economic, political, and environmental health determinants. US health care reform has fostered a much broader adoption of upstream language in policy documents...
December 6, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930397/advancing-nursing-research-in-the-visual-era-reenvisioning-the-photovoice-process-across-phenomenological-grounded-theory-and-critical-theory-methodologies
#6
Robin A Evans-Agnew, Doris M Boutain, Marie-Anne S Rosemberg
Photovoice is a powerful research method that employs participant photography for advancing voice, knowledge, and transformative change among groups historically or currently marginalized. Paradoxically, this research method risks exploitation of participant voice because of weak methodology to method congruence. The purposes of this retrospective article are to revisit current interdisciplinary research using photovoice and to suggest how to advance photovoice by improving methodology-method congruence. Novel templates are provided for improving the photovoice process across phenomenological, grounded theory, and critical theory methodologies...
December 6, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930396/middle-range-theory-a-perspective-on-development-and-use
#7
Patricia Liehr, Mary Jane Smith
This replication and critique addresses ongoing development and use of middle range theory since considering this body of nursing knowledge 18 years ago. Middle range theory is appreciated as essential to the structure of nursing knowledge. Nine middle range theories that demonstrate ongoing use by the theory authors are analyzed using the criteria of theory name, theory generation, disciplinary perspective, theory model, practice use and research use. Critique conclusions indicate the importance of staying with the theory over time, naming and development consistent with the disciplinary perspective, movement to an empirical level, and bringing middle range theory to the interdisciplinary table...
December 6, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798438/emancipatory-nursing-praxis-a-theory-of-social-justice-in-nursing
#8
Robin R Walter
Emancipatory nursing praxis (ENP) is a middle-range nursing theory of social justice developed from an international, grounded theory study of the critical factors influencing nurses' perceptions of their role in social justice. The ENPs implementing processes (becoming, awakening, engaging, and transforming) and 2 conditional contexts (relational and reflexive) provide an in-depth understanding of the transformative learning process that determines nurse engagement in social justice. Interpretive findings include the voice of Privilege primarily informed ENP theory, the lack of nursing educational and organizational support in social justice role development, and the advocate role should expand to include the role of an ally...
October 28, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798437/a-review-and-critique-of-advances-in-nursing-science-articles-that-focus-on-sexual-health-and-sexual-rights-a-call-to-leadership-and-policy-development
#9
Lynn Rew, Whitney Thurman, Kari McDonald
Sexual health and sexual rights are integral to nursing science but ignored in nursing publications. We searched Advances in Nursing Science for prevalence of these topics. Fifteen articles (1.3%) met our criteria. No nursing theories were used as frameworks, and few concrete suggestions were made for further theory development. Discussion of sociopolitical influences on sexual health and/or sexual rights was limited, mostly unrelated to health care. Information to influence nursing practice, theory development, further research, or policy across the life span, for both males and females, and for variant-gender individuals, was limited...
October 28, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798436/reorienting-esthetic-knowing-as-an-appropriate-object-of-scientific-inquiry-to-advance-understanding-of-a-critical-pattern-of-nursing-knowledge-in-practice
#10
Miriam Bender, Dina Elias
The esthetic pattern of knowing is critical for nursing practice, yet remains weakly defined and understood. This gap has arguably relegated esthetic knowing to an "ineffable" creativity that resists transparency and understanding, which is a barrier to articulating its value for nursing and its importance in producing beneficial health outcomes. Current philosophy of science developments are synthesized to argue that esthetic knowing is an appropriate "object" of scientific inquiry. Examples of empirical scholarship that can be conceived as scientific inquiry into manifestations of esthetic knowing are highlighted...
October 28, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798435/a-qualitative-study-of-difficult-nurse-patient-encounters-in-home-health-care
#11
Mary Kate Falkenstrom
The purpose of this study was to explore nurse-patient encounters from the perspective of the home health care registered nurse. A qualitative descriptive design was used to collect data from a purposive sample of 20 nurses from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island currently or previously employed as a home health care nurse. Four themes and 1 interconnecting theme emerged from the data: objective language; navigating the unknown; mitigating risk; looking for reciprocality in the encounter; and the interconnecting theme of acknowledging not all nurse-patient encounters go well...
October 28, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782910/development-and-validation-of-the-beliefs-about-personal-weight-survey-among-african-american-women
#12
Stephanie Pickett, Rosalind M Peters, Thomas Templin
The purpose of this study was to develop the Beliefs about Personal Weight Survey among African American women. Sixty-five items were developed from literature and sample participants to characterize beliefs about personal weight in 3 domains: descriptors, causes, and consequences. The items were administered to 150 community-dwelling African American women, 18 to 40 years old, recruited from 5 sites. Factor analysis supported a 4-factor solution with the following dimensions: overweight acceptance, overweight concern, conventional weight regulation, and circumstantial weight regulation...
October 25, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749285/theory-description-critical-reflection-and-theory-evaluation-of-the-transitions-theory-of-meleis-et-al-according-to-chinn-and-kramer-2011
#13
Katja Bohner
Transitions Theory (TT) states that change and transition are phenomena that make humans more vulnerable to health risks. Transitions Theory was evaluated through a text analysis of 4 publications, 3 nursing expert focus group interviews in Switzerland, and a mapping review of the transition literature of the last 5 years. Although the implementation of TT into Swiss nursing practice seems problematic due to conceptual deficiencies, transition is a meaningful nursing topic. The connection between TT, research, and practice is weak...
October 3, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811487/from-the-editor
#14
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October 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677181/older-adults-of-underrepresented-populations-and-their-end-of-life-preferences-an-integrative-review
#15
Zahra Rahemi, Christine Lisa Williams
This integrative review was conducted to examine the evidence for understanding diversity in end-of-life preferences among older adults of underrepresented groups. Findings from 21 studies were critically examined, grouped, and compared across studies, populations, and settings. Five major themes emerged: advance directives, hospice and palliative care, communication, knowledge and information, and home and family. Despite multidisciplinary attention, content and methodological limitations narrowed understanding of what matters most to these groups when making decisions at end of life...
September 26, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677180/letter-to-the-editor
#16
Laura David
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643622/exposed-to-an-accumulation-of-burdensome-feelings-mental-health-nurses-vulnerability-in-everyday-encounters-with-seriously-ill-inpatients
#17
Solfrid Vatne
Seriously mentally ill patients' unusual behavior is considered challenging in caring relationships, but we know little about how this affects mental health nurses' vulnerability. This article uses a phenomenological design inspired by Heidegger's philosophy with the results of fieldwork and reflection groups with 11 nurses on an acute ward. The nurses were exposed to an accumulation of negative emotions, caused by potentially or actually harmful scenarios that were more extreme than those in other nursing contexts...
September 16, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618695/a-valuable-but-demanding-time-family-life-during-advanced-cancer-in-an-elderly-family-member
#18
Marianne Fjose, Grethe Eilertsen, Marit Kirkevold, Ellen Karine Grov
This study explores experiences of elderly patients with cancer and their family members with regard to what is important and difficult in the family relationships during the palliative phase. Family group interviews were conducted with 26 families. The data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Three themes emerged: "Ensuring a positive final time together," "Avoiding tension and conflict," and "Concealing thoughts, feelings, and needs." The main theme, "A valuable but demanding time," indicates that although families find this phase of life challenging, they emphasize the importance of ensuring that this time is spent together in a positive way as a family...
September 9, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608148/quality-indicators-and-parental-satisfaction-with-perinatal-palliative-care-in-the-intrapartum-setting-after-diagnosis-of-a-life-limiting-fetal-condition
#19
Charlotte Wool, Beth Perry Black, Anne B Nancy Woods
Measurement of quality indicators (QIs) in perinatal palliative care has not been addressed. Parents who chose to continue pregnancy after a diagnosis of a life-limiting fetal condition described perceptions of quality care and their satisfaction with care. This research identified which QIs explained parental satisfaction. High QI scores are associated with parental satisfaction. Parents who were satisfied reported 2.9 times the odds that their baby was treated with dignity and respect and 3.4 times the odds their medical care was addressed...
September 7, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608147/exercising-nursing-essential-and-effective-freedom-in-behalf-of-social-justice-a-humanizing-model
#20
Donna J Perry, Danny G Willis, Kenneth S Peterson, Pamela J Grace
This article expands upon previous work by the authors to develop a model of nursing essential and effective freedom to facilitate nursing action in behalf of social justice. The article proposes that while social justice is rooted in nursing's ontological, epistemological, and moral foundations, the discipline's social justice mandate is constrained by its historical and contemporary location within an institutionalized medical paradigm. We present a model of nursing "essential" and "effective" freedom based on the philosophy of Bernard Lonergan to illustrate how nursing can transcend these barriers...
September 7, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
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