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Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30636555/nurses-knowledge-and-treatment-beliefs-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-for-pain-management
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Nicole J Brewer, Stephanie L Turrise, Yeoun Soo Kim-Godwin, Richard S Pond
PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about medicines, in general, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and identify the predictors of referrals for pain management. METHOD: This descriptive, correlational study utilized an online survey to collect data from direct care nurses at a large medical center in southeastern United States. The online survey consisted of the Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Beliefs Inventory (CAMBI), the Beliefs about Medicine Questionnaire, and four open-ended questions...
January 13, 2019: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30614354/spiritually-sensitive-intervention-to-mitigate-depressive-symptoms-among-hospitalized-children-affected-with-congenital-heart-diseases-insights-for-holistic-pediatric-nursing
#2
Samta P Pandya
This article reports on an experiment in 28 pediatric hospitals across 14 African and Asian cities. The aim was to examine the effect of a customized spiritually sensitive intervention (SSI) on mitigating depressive symptoms among hospitalized children with congenital heart diseases (CHD). Results showed that post-SSI, 1,139 treatment group children were less depressed vis-à-vis the control group. The SSI was more effective for children from African cities, boys, middle class, Christians and Buddhists, those undergoing medical care for ventricular septal defects, children who stayed in the hospital for 2 to 3 weeks and who regularly self-practiced the lessons after hospital discharge...
January 7, 2019: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30415595/nurses-knowledge-and-attitudes-toward-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-for-adult-patients-with-cancer-in-bandung-west-java-indonesia-a-qualitative-study
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Juliana Christina, Wendy Abigail, Lesley A Cuthbertson, Dean Whitehead
The aim of this study was to explore nurses' knowledge and attitudes toward the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among cancer patients in a palliative care setting. A descriptive qualitative approach was used in this study. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 10 nurses recruited using purposive sampling. The data were analyzed using an inductive semantic approach. Thematic analysis identified that nurses possess limited knowledge of CAM. Nurses were skeptical toward CAM and less confident to recommend its use...
November 10, 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30497335/intuition-in-clinical-decision-making-differences-among-practicing-nurses
#4
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December 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366370/holistic-wellness-in-older-adulthood-group-differences-based-on-age-and-mental-health
#5
Matthew C Fullen, Darcy Haag Granello
PURPOSE: To understand how demographic variables and depression symptoms relate to the prevalence of wellness, resilience, and age perception within a sample of community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN: In all, 200 residents across 12 senior housing sites were surveyed. Research questions included the following: (1) Do group differences exist in wellness, resilience, and age perception based on age, sex, race, education, and depression symptoms? (2) Which profile of variables is most strongly associated with self-rated depression among older adults? METHOD: Multivariate analyses of variance were used to examine group differences...
December 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291668/trends-in-contemporary-holistic-nursing-research-2010-2015
#6
Colleen Delaney, Ruth G McCaffrey, Cynthia Barrere, Amy Kenefick Moore, Dorothy J Dunn, Robin J Miller, Sheila L Molony, Debra Thomas, Teresa C Twomey, Xiaoyuan Susan Zhu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe and summarize the characteristics of contemporary holistic nursing research (HNR) published nationally. DESIGN: A descriptive research design was used for this study. METHOD: Data for this study came from a consecutive sample of 579 studies published in six journals determined as most consistent with the scope of holistic nursing from 2010 to 2015. The Johns Hopkins level of evidence was used to identify evidence generated, and two criteria-power analysis for quantitative research and trustworthiness for qualitative research-were used to describe overall quality of HNR...
December 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251530/instrument-development-of-integrative-health-and-wellness-assessment%C3%A2
#7
Deborah McElligott, Sarah Eckardt, Barbara Montgomery Dossey, Susan Luck, Patricia Eckardt
The nurse coach role was developed to address the needs of our nation and the world for health and wellbeing. The Theory of Integrative Nurse Coaching provides a foundation for coaching interventions supporting health promotion, and a framework for the development of the Integrative Health and Wellness Assessment (IHWA) short form. This 36-question Likert-type scale self-reporting tool assists participants in assessing healthy behaviors through a self-reflection process, provides information for the coaching relationship, and may be an outcome measurement...
December 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205082/energetic-modalities-as-a-self-care-technique-to-reduce-stress-in-nursing-students
#8
Deborah Kramer
This article describes the outcomes of nursing students taking a course in complementary and alternative therapies focusing on energetic modalities that were used as a means of self-care. Students kept journal logs and did a formal presentation for the class. Nursing students reported decreased stress and improved concentration, academic performance, productivity, and problem-solving while experiencing a greater appreciation of their clinical experiences. Using Therapeutic Touch and other subtle energy interactions, the students also cited improved interpersonal relationships, increased feelings of calmness, a higher degree of self-awareness and self-care, reduced physical pain, increased energy, and greater appreciation of the world around them...
December 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173010/spiritual-well-being-depression-and-stress-among-hemodialysis-patients-in-jordan
#9
Ahmad S Musa, David J Pevalin, Murad A A Al Khalaileh
PURPOSE: The spiritual dimension of a patient's life is an important factor that may mediate detrimental impacts on mental health. The lack of research investigating spiritual well-being, religiosity, and mental health among Jordanian hemodialysis patients encouraged this research. This study explored levels of spiritual well-being and its associations with depression, anxiety, and stress. DESIGN: A quantitative, cross-sectional correlational study. METHOD: A sample of 218 Jordanian Muslim hemodialysis patients completed a structured, self-administered questionnaire...
December 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836475/two-sides-of-the-same-coin-the-positive-and-negative-impact-of-spiritual-religious-coping-on-quality-of-life-and-depression-in-dialysis-patients
#10
Luciano Magalhães Vitorino, Renata de Castro E Santos Soares, Ana Eliza Oliveira Santos, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Jonas Preposi Cruz, Paulo José Oliveira Cortez, Giancarlo Lucchetti
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that spiritual/religious beliefs are associated with mental health and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, few studies evaluated how spiritual/religious coping (SRC) could affect hemodialysis patients. OBJECTIVES: The present study investigated the role of SRC behaviors on HRQoL and depressive symptoms in hemodialysis patients. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: This was cross-sectional study with 184 patients...
December 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836473/use-of-art-making-intervention-for-pain-and-quality-of-life-among-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review
#11
Kyung Soo Kim, Sarah Loring, Kristine Kwekkeboom
BACKGROUND: Although pain is one of the most prevalent symptoms among cancer patients, medications do not always result in sufficient pain relief. Furthermore, these medications only address the physical component of pain. Art making, a holistic approach, may distract the user's attention from pain and allow expression of the nonphysical (e.g., psychological, spiritual) components of pain. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate evidence for the efficacy of art-making interventions in reducing pain and improving health-related quality of life (QoL) among cancer patients...
December 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831858/intuition-in-clinical-decision-making-differences-among-practicing-nurses
#12
Elizabeth M Miller, Pamela D Hill
PURPOSE: To examine the relationships and differences in the use of intuition among three categories of practicing nurses from various clinical units at a medical center in the Midwest. DESIGN: Descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional, prospective design. METHOD: Three categories of nurses were based on the clinical unit: medical/surgical nurses ( n = 42), step-down/progressive care nurses ( n = 32), and critical care nurses ( n = 24). Participants were e-mailed the Rew Intuitive Judgment Scale (RIJS) via their employee e-mail to measure intuition in clinical practice...
December 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766396/preventing-and-alleviating-compassion-fatigue-through-self-care-an-educational-workshop-for-nurses
#13
Andrea Adimando
Though various authors have refined and described the concept of compassion fatigue (CF), the overarching features, predisposing factors, and potential consequences remain relatively consistent. Available literature demonstrates that caregivers caring for patients who are chronically ill and/or traumatized are at highest risk for developing CF. Potential consequences for unmitigated CF include physical, emotional, and work-related consequences, all of which can have negative effects on the quality and safety of care and degree of engagement with one's employer...
December 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30284480/photojournalism-based-intervention-reduces-caregiver-burden-and-depression-in-alzheimer-s-disease-family-caregivers
#14
Whitney Wharton, Fayron Epps, Mariya Kovaleva, Lindsey Bridwell, Rachanice Candy Tate, Cornelya D Dorbin, Kenneth Hepburn
PURPOSE: Art interventions have demonstrated holistic benefits for persons living with dementia and their caregivers. In this article, we describe the results of a pilot photojournalism program for 10 unpaid caregivers of persons living with dementia, with respect to caregivers' experience in the program and their psychological well-being. DESIGN: Caregivers participated in four sessions led by a professional photojournalist who taught principles of photography...
October 4, 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30270721/exploring-the-experiences-challenges-and-approaches-of-parish-nurses-in-their-community-practice
#15
Jessica A Devido, Willa M Doswell, Betty J Braxter, Martha Ann Terry, Denise Charron-Prochownik
PURPOSE: To explore the personal experiences, challenges, and practices of parish nurses in their communities. METHOD/DESIGN: The overall study used a mixed methods concurrent embedded design to describe parish nurses' experiences with diabetes education and preconception counseling in their practice. Also included were descriptions of generalized practices. Therefore, this current report will focus on these broader experiences. Focus group data were collected using face-to-face, teleconference, and video conferencing formats with 48 nurses who consider themselves to be parish nurses and analyzed with content analysis...
September 29, 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227765/treatment-fidelity-in-mind-body-interventions
#16
Jo Lynne Robins, Nancy Jallo, Patricia A Kinser
PURPOSE: To contribute to the treatment fidelity literature by providing real-world examples and suggestion for future research and potential clinical application, this article reports on implementation, assessment, and evaluation of treatment fidelity in mind-body self-care approaches in at-risk women. METHOD: Aligning with best practices, treatment fidelity was integrated into three randomized clinical trials. The first examined the effects of a tai chi intervention designed to decrease cardiometabolic risk factors in women; the second examined the effects of a tailored guided imagery intervention on pregnancy outcomes in African American women; and the third explored effects of a mindful physical activity intervention (yoga) on psychological outcomes in women with moderate to severe depressive symptoms...
September 18, 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30101639/nurses-experiences-of-grief-following-patient-death-a-qualitative-approach
#17
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30101638/the-social-justice-context-of-holistic-nursing
#18
W Richard Cowling
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845718/nurses-experiences-of-grief-following-patient-death-a-qualitative-approach
#19
Inaam A Khalaf, Ghadeer Al-Dweik, Hana Abu-Snieneh, Laila Al-Daken, Ruba M Musallam, Mohammad BaniYounis, Rula Al-Rimawi, Atef Hassan Khatib, Abla Habeeb Allah, Maysoun Hussein Atoum, Arwa Masadeh
PURPOSE: To explore the lived experiences of nurses' feelings, emotions, grief reactions, and coping mechanisms following their patients' death. BACKGROUND: On a daily basis, nurses are experiencing patients' death, which exposes them to grief. Nurses' grief has not been sufficiently addressed in practice settings, although it has been a well-known threat to health and work performance. DESIGN: A qualitative design guided by a phenomenological approach was adopted...
September 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793814/being-mindful-as-a-phenomenological-attitude
#20
Lena Wiklund Gustin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to reflect on being mindful as a phenomenological attitude rather than on describing mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention. I will also explore the possibilities that being mindful might open up in relation to nursing research and holistic nursing. DESIGN AND METHOD: I will describe and interpret mindfulness as a state of being by means of van Manen's phenomenological method, using the language of phenomenology rather than the language of reductionist science...
September 2018: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
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