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Contemporary Nurse

Jee-In Hwang, Hyeoun-Ae Park
BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals' systems thinking is emphasized for patient safety. AIMS: To report nurses' systems thinking competency, and its relationship with medical error reporting and the occurrence of adverse events. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey using a previously validated Systems Thinking Scale (STS), was conducted. METHODS: Nurses from two teaching hospitals were invited to participate in the survey...
November 30, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Wendy Moyle, Cindy Jones, Jenny Murfield, Toni Dwan, Tamara Ownsworth
BACKGROUND: There has been significant growth in digital, robotic, and web-based technologies to aid communication between residents living in residential aged care facilities and their family and friends. However, it is unknown to what extent care practices within facilities accommodate such technologies. AIM: To explore the use and availability of communication technologies for use by residents within residential aged care facilities in Queensland, Australia, as reported by facility staff...
November 29, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Mandie Foster, Lisa Whitehead
AIM: This study explored parent and staff perceptions of family centred care within a paediatric high dependency in one New Zealand hospital. BACKGROUND: Family centred care is a partnership approach to healthcare delivery where the child's treatment is aligned to the family's needs and desired level of involvement. Despite widespread endorsement of family centred care, variations in the definitions, perceptions, utilisation and level of importance placed on treatment, information, negotiation, support and family involvement between parents and staff within various healthcare settings continues to be evident...
November 27, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Leila Valizadeh, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Akram Ghahramanian, Parvaneh Aghajari, Cynthia Foronda
BACKGROUND: Cultural sensitivity is one attributes of cultural competence. As a result of immigration in the world and/or health tourism, nurses face the diversity cultural clients every day. Cultural sensitivity and effective communication are the important component of nursing care in delivering quality healthcare to diverse patients, but a few evidence exists about nurse-to-parent communication in culturally sensitive pediatric care. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore factors that influence nurse-to-parent communication in the provision of culturally sensitive pediatric care...
November 23, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Edward Gorman
Indigenous students remain an underrepresented population in tertiary education. Increasing Indigenous representation is a key element in the breaking down of barriers, ensuring workforces under various disciplines, but especially health disciplines, are culturally capable and safe, and in turn improve health and education outcomes for Indigenous peoples. However, to achieve this relies heavily on listening to and responding to the voice of Indigenous Peoples to shape learning content and support structures in tertiary education...
November 23, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
T Water, B Carter, S Neville, A Dickinson
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November 14, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Eun Hee Shin, Elizabeth Cummings, Karen Ford
BACKGROUND: There is an increase in demand for newly graduated nurses who are ready to use nursing informatics efficiently in technology-rich healthcare environments. However, the progress of embedding nursing informatics into curricula has been slow worldwide and literature reports graduates are not ready to use nursing informatics tools effectively in the workplace, posing potential threats to patient safety. In the absence of National Standards for nursing informatics competencies, graduates' nursing informatics needs on entering the workplace need to be explored...
October 17, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Yueh-Chen Yeh, Winsome St John, Yeu-Hui Chuang, Yu-Ping Huang
BACKGROUND: In contemporary Taiwan, after giving birth, many women undertake a traditional postpartum practice called "doing the month", which occurs in the medical context of postpartum nursing centres instead of at home. Thus, healthcare workers must identify and address the care needs of new mothers in this setting to improve the care of new mothers and their baby and family. AIM: To explore new mothers' care needs from their own perspectives during the period of doing the month...
October 10, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Michele J Upvall, Ho Thi Thuy Trang, Jill B Derstine, Maria A Mendoza, Priscilla L Sagar, Pat Scheans
Objectives/Aims Partnerships in global health nursing are dynamic, developing over time according to the ever-changing context of the relationship. The purpose of this discussion is to explore the dynamics of partnership and its impact on both nursing faculty at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HueUMP) and Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) volunteers through documenting the historical context of the partnership and discussing the variety of volunteer activities. Lessons learned in Vietnam may be applicable to other global partnerships...
October 6, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Martin Salzmann-Erikson, Henrik Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Technology in the healthcare sector is undergoing rapid development. One of the most prominent areas of healthcare in which robots are implemented is nursing homes. However, nursing and technology are often considered as being contradictory, an attitude originating in the view of "the natural" versus "the artificial". Social media mirror this view, including in attitudes and societal debates regarding nursing and care robots. However, little is known about this topic in previous research...
October 5, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Narelle Biedermann
The Internet and the development of more user-engaging applications have opened a whole new world for researchers as a means of recruitment and data collection source. This paper describes the methodological approach of a research study that explored the experiences of Australian military spouses who packed up their family and home to accompany their spouse on an overseas posting. The study used Facebook as a recruitment tool and then as a data source through the conduct of an asynchronous virtual focus group...
October 4, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Leah East, Marie Hutchinson, Tamara Power, Debra Jackson
BACKGROUND: Families come in many forms and single parent women headed households are common with nurses being well positioned to provide support for these women and their children. For children growing up in lone parent households, the nature of family relationships and the availability of a social support network are important factors in reducing developmental risks. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore adult men's recollections of growing up in a father absent home...
September 29, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
EunJu Lee, Euna Park
BACKGROUND: Effective self-care behavior can help reduce hypertension complications, but the rate of engagement in self-care behavior is relatively low among elderly patients. OBJECTIVES: To examine levels of self-care and factors affecting self-care among elderly patients with uncontrolled hypertension compared with those with controlled hypertension. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: A total of 255 elderly patients were selected to measure hypertensive patients' self-care behavior and self-efficacy, knowledge of hypertension management, family support, and perceived severity of hypertension as well as their depression levels...
August 29, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Debra Jackson, Lisa Durrant, Emily Bishop, Helen Walthall, Ria Betteridge, Sarah Gardner, Wendy Coulton, Marie Hutchinson, Stephen Neville, Patricia M Davidson, Kim Usher
BACKGROUND: Health care within the home setting is a vital and growing component of pressure injury (PI) prevention and management. OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of health services and pressure-redistributing devices in community dwelling patients with PI's. DESIGN: Mixed-methods collective case study of a defined, diverse geographic postcode area in the United Kingdom. METHODS: Quantitative retrospective analysis of electronic and paper medical records of adult PI patients from 2015 district nursing reports...
August 18, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Michael Neufeld, Deborah Spence, Tineke Water
Background Ketamine provides an efficient and economical way to perform painful procedures without general anaesthesia. The physiological risks of ketamine have been well researched in adult and paediatric populations, yet for health professionals (HPs) undertaking paediatric ketamine sedation, questions of benefit and harm remain. Uncertainty around children's experiences of emergence phenomenon, bring moral and ethical tensions. Research question What are health care professionals' experiences of undertaking ketamine sedation with children? Methodology This study was underpinned by a hermeneutic narrative approach...
August 8, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Henrik Eriksson, Martin Salzmann-Erikson
People use social media to express perceptions, attitudes and a wide range of concerns regarding human life. In this study, discussions on the microblog site Twitter regarding nursing robotics in aged care were used to study and analyse some of the predicaments presented regarding the impact robots will have in geriatric nursing. Data were retrospectively collected from Twitter. In the final analyses 1,322 mentions were included in the final analyses, where principles of interpreting data by using netnography were utilized...
August 7, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Ailsa Munns, Christine Toye, Desley Hegney, Marion Kickett, Rhonda Marriott, Roz Walker
BACKGROUND: Participatory action research (PAR) is a credible, culturally appropriate methodology that can be used to effect collaborative change within vulnerable populations. AIM/OBJECTIVE: This PAR study was undertaken in a Western Australian metropolitan setting to develop and evaluate the suitability, feasibility and effectiveness of an Aboriginal peer-led home visiting programme. A secondary aim, addressed in this paper, was to explore and describe research methodology used for the study and provide recommendations for its implementation in other similar situations...
August 2, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Candice Groenewald, Arvin Bhana
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM: Research shows that adolescent substance abuse significantly impacts on the lives of mothers. The stresses that mothers endure as a result of the adolescents' substance abuse prompt them to find ways to cope with these stressful experiences. This paper explores the coping responses of South African mothers whose adolescents have been admitted to treatment for alcohol or drug abuse. DESIGN AND METHOD: An interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) framework was adopted in this study using a multiple case study design...
August 1, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Berrin Pazar, Meral Demiralp, ─░mren Erer
BACKGROUND: The most basic component of communication skills is the complex and multidimensional skill of empathy. AIM: This study was conducted to assess the communication skills and empathic tendency levels of female nursing students Turkish university. METHODS: This cross-sectional study sample consisted of 342 nurse student. RESULTS: There was a significant difference between the classes in terms of communication skills (0...
August 1, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Andrew James Bailey, Sherryn Naree Bailey, Maree Bernoth
BACKGROUND: Food regulations exist to protect older people in residential aged care, leading to the restriction of potentially hazardous foods. The impacts of malnutrition, resident centred care and the importance of maintaining individual autonomy for older people are well documented. By contrast, there is scant literature describing residents' perceptions of food regulations and food risks in the residential aged care setting. AIMS: The aim of this study is to explore resident perceptions of food choice and food restrictions in residential aged care...
July 31, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
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