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Contemporary Nurse

Kristen Ranse, Jamie Ranse, Mikayla Pelkowitz
BACKGROUND: In preparation for practice as a Registered Nurse, it is essential that students are equipped to care for the dying patient and their family. AIM: To explore nursing students' lived experience of caring for a dying patient and their family. DESIGN: Hermeneutic phenomenology. METHODS: Students who had cared for a dying patient in their final year of study were invited to participate in an interview. Participants' narratives (n = 6) were thematically analysed...
April 18, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Susan Larea Hovey, Mary J Dyck, MyoungJin Kim, Cynthia Reese
BACKGROUND: With the global population growth of older people, health care needs nurses interested in caring for this population. Studies have found a relationship between attitudes toward older people and career choices. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effect first clinical experiences had on nursing students' attitudes toward older people. DESIGN/METHOD: Using an observational research design, first-semester nursing students (n = 53) from the United States were assigned to one of two groups based on sequencing of clinical assignments...
April 16, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Seongmi Moon, Juhye Jin, Sang Hyeon Cheon, Sungchan Park, Sun-Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the influence of how patients with prostate cancer perceive emotional support from their spouses on their treatment-related symptoms. AIMS: To explore the influence of marital intimacy on urinary and sexual symptoms. METHODS: The research participants were 42 men diagnosed with prostate cancer recruited from a convenience sample from a university hospital in South Korea. The Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite, the Korean Marital Intimacy Scale, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale were used to measure variables of interest...
April 15, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Olutoyin O Babatunde-Sowole, Tamara Power, Patricia Davidson, Charlotte Ballard, Debra Jackson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper reports on women's experiences of weight gain and obesity as they became acculturated to the Australian diet and lifestyle. BACKGROUND: Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have a much higher risk of obesity than the native population when settling in industrialised countries. METHOD: Qualitative. RESULTS: Women in this study reported weight gain post-migration. This was attributed to increased access to a wide variety of food including takeaway food and more sedentary lifestyles...
April 10, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Birgül Cerit, Nevin Çıtak Bilgin, Bedriye Ak
BACKGROUND: The use of technological devices today is widespread. One of these devices is the smartphone. It can be argued that when smartphones are thought of as a means of communication, they can influence communication skills. AIM: The aim of this study is to determine the effect of nursing students' smartphone addiction on their communication skills. METHODS: A relational screening model was used for the study. The study's data were obtained from 214 students studying in the nursing department...
March 14, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Cigdem Sahin
BACKGROUND: Mobile health provides significant advantages to healthcare. For its wide-scale adoption and successful integration to the current healthcare system, mHealth's unique characteristics and the factors influencing the development, implementation, and evaluation of its applications should be well-understood. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to review the essential characteristics of mHealth and discuss what mHealth brings to healthcare practice, research, and theory...
March 5, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Tracey Bruce, Fiona Byrne, Lynn Kemp
BACKGROUND: Skype technology was implemented by the Australian Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) Support Service as a tool for the remote provision of clinical supervision for clinicians working in the MECSH program in Seoul, South Korea. OBJECTIVES: To gain a better understanding of the processes underpinning sustainable delivery of remote clinical supervision using digital technologies. DESIGN: A phenomenographical study...
March 1, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Nidal F Eshah
BACKGROUND: To reach more people in the community, health educators have considered employing social media alongside traditional health education methods. AIMS: To understand the preferences and expectations of patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) regarding the use of social media in health education. To assess the association between patients' socio-demographics with their preferences and expectations about the use of social media in health education. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study, which included 135 subjects with established diagnosis of CVDs...
February 28, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Dolors Rodríguez-Martín, Catalina Rodríguez-García, Anna Marta Falcó-Pegueroles
ABSTRAT Blackground: Communication is a key factor in people's interaction with the health system. In the case of Deaf Community -deaf sign language users- healthcare interactions could be affected by communication in a society that is mainly hearing and consequently, it can also have a negative impact on health and jeopardise some of their health rights. OBJECTIVES: . The aims were (i) to know the communication access difficulties of deaf people in healthcare context and (ii) determine how these difficulties violate their rights...
February 16, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Tahereh Najafi Ghezeljeh, Sanaz Sharifian, Mehdi Nasr Isfahani, Hamid Haghani
BACKGROUND: The use of social networks in healthcare is a new area of research. Little is known about the benefits of this method in the management of the physical conditions of patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of self-management education using telephone follow-up and mobile phone-based social networking on self-management behaviors among patients with hypertension. METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was conducted with 100 patients who were selected using a convenience sampling method...
February 16, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, Daniel López López, Rocío Rodriguez Vazquez, Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa-Vallejo
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February 16, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Filomena De Sousa, Jennifer Jackson, Ruth Knight, Edith Cloutier, Rosemary Basa, Anne Fourney, Kathleen Devecseri
BACKGROUND: Hypoglycaemia is associated with increased mortality, length of stay, readmission and adverse events. Nursing management of hypoglycaemia is a challenge, despite established best practice guidelines. Social media is an effective tool for sharing information, and had potential to overcome barriers to clinical education at a multi-centre hospital. AIMS: The purpose of this quality improvement intervention was to create and disseminate social media posts about best practices in hypoglycaemia management...
February 15, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Emma Pascale Blakey, Debra Jackson, Helen Walthall, Helen Aveyard
AIM: The aim of this review is to explore the experience of a readmission to hospital from the perspective of older adults. METHODS: A systematic review with an interpretative approach was conducted. CINAHL, Embase, and Medline were consulted. The search took place during October 2016. RESULTS: 6 studies with data collection between 2004 and 2013 fit the relevant criteria and included a total of 68 older adults. Two overarching themes were developed with relevant subthemes: Experience during initial hospital stay distinguished by exclusion (Feeling powerless; Feeling disregarded; Perception of readiness for discharge); Patients experience uncertainty following discharge (Perception that community based services are not available or adequate; Perception that hospital is the only safe place; Difficulty in adapting to a "new normal")...
February 9, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Wendy Moyle, Cindy Jones, Lihui Pu, Shu-Chuan Chen
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February 6, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Ayse Ozkaraman, Guler Balcı Alparslan, Burcu Babadağ, Timucin Kaşifoğlu, Canan Baydemir
BACKGROUND: Anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF-α) drugs used in the treatment of rheumatologic diseases. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to examine the effects of education about the drug use and consultation by telephone calls on treatment adherence and drug-induced challenges in patients under 'the first anti-TNF-α treatment'. METHODS: The research instruments were used Morisky's Questions-Self Report Measure of Adherence, drug-induced problems determination form...
January 18, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Julie Lorraine O'Sullivan, Paul Gellert, Britta Hesse, Laura-Maria Jordan, Sebastian Möller, Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons, Johanna Nordheim
BACKGROUND: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) could be useful for delivering non-pharmacological therapies (NPTs) for dementia in nursing home settings. AIMS: To identify technology-related expectations and inhibitions of healthcare professionals associated with the intention to use ICT-based NPTs. DESIGN: Cross-sectional multi-method survey. METHODS: N = 205 healthcare professionals completed a quantitative survey on usage and attitudes towards ICTs...
January 11, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Jennifer L Milesky, Diana-Lyn Baptiste, Brenda K Shelton
BACKGROUND: Breakdown in communication is a common cause of errors in hospitals. Aim/Objectives: To evaluate the feasibility and utilization of evidence-based recommendations for nurse-to-nurse shift handover on an oncology critical care unit. DESIGN: Observational study. METHODS: Nurses were provided education that integrated evidence-based recommendations for handover of care. Nursing shift report was observed for one month in 2015 and for one month in 2016...
December 28, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Annemarie DeLeo, Sadie Geraghty
BACKGROUND: The increasing use of smartphone technology in health care provides midwifery students with unprecedented access to online resources that facilitates the optimal care of women and supports ongoing learning. PROBLEM: A small pilot study was conducted in Western Australia, with 29 undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery students to explore the use of smartphone technology whilst in clinical practice. AIM: This study aimed to define the impact of smartphones in clinical decision-making and learning whilst in clinical areas, by midwifery students at the point of care...
December 18, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Wendy Moyle, Cindy Jones, Jenny Murfield, Toni Dwan, Tamara Ownsworth
BACKGROUND: There has been significant growth in communication technologies. However, it is unknown to what extent RACFs accommodate such technologies. AIM: To explore the use and availability of communication technologies for use by residents within RACFs in Queensland, Australia. METHODS: A descriptive, structured telephone survey. Every 10th alphabetically listed facility from a total sample of n = 462 were telephoned and staff were invited to complete the survey...
December 5, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Edward Gorman
BACKGROUND: Indigenous representation is essential to ensure the health workforce is culturally capable and safe for Indigenous patients. However, Indigenous Peoples remain underrepresented in tertiary education and the health workforce. AIM: This aim of this paper is to offer an unmediated, Aboriginal nurses' perspective, on the experience, barriers and challenges of undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing degree. DESIGN: Referenced reflection...
December 5, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
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