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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093945/a-feasibility-study-to-improve-practice-nurses-competence-and-confidence-in-providing-care-for-mothers-and-infants
#1
Fiona Bogossian, Wendy Brodribb, Rebecca Farley, Helen Goodwin, Anne Tin, Jacqui Young
BACKGROUND: Postnatal care is best provided in primary health care settings, yet Practice Nurses (PNs) lack relevant training and report difficulty in providing postnatal care. AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of a pilot educational intervention in improving PN competence and confidence to care for mothers and infants in the first postnatal year. DESIGN: A feasibility study. METHODS: PNs were recruited from selected general practices Queensland, Australia to undertake the pilot educational intervention that included a pre-intervention survey, two-day education program, program evaluation and completion of a practice journal...
January 17, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093046/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-urdu-version-of-the-phq-9-to-screen-depression-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#2
Leila Gholizadeh, Shahzad Ali Khan, Farnoosh Vahedi, Patricia M Davidson
BACKGROUND: The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) possesses many characteristics of a good screening tool and has the capacity to be used for screening depression in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). AIM: To examine the psychometric properties and criterion validity of the PHQ-9 to screen and detect depression in patients with CAD in Pakistan Design: In this validation study, 150 patients with CAD completed the Urdu version of the PHQ-9. The major depressive episode module of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) was used as the gold standard...
January 16, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084900/the-reliability-and-validity-of-three-questionnaires-the-student-satisfaction-and-self-confidence-in-learning-scale-simulation-design-scale-and-educational-practices-questionnaire
#3
Vesile Unver, Tulay Basak, Penni Watts, Vanessa Gaioso, Jacqueline Moss, Sevinc Tastan, Emine Iyigun, Nuran Tosun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to adapt the "Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning Scale" (SCLS), "Simulation Design Scale" (SDS), and "Educational Practices Questionnaire" (EPQ)" developed by Jeffries & Rizzolo (2006) into Turkish and establish the reliability and the validity of these translated scales. METHOD: A sample of 87 nursing students participated in this study. These scales were cross-culturally adapted through a process including translation, comparison with original version, back translation, and pretesting...
January 13, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077035/nurses-online-behaviour-lessons-for-the-nursing-profession
#4
Janet Green
Social networking has become an extremely popular online activity, however like many activities on the internet, there are some privacy risks and concerns associated with its use. In recent years an increasing number of nurses have been censured or asked to appear before regulatory or registering authorities for unprofessional behaviour on social media sites. Problem behaviours identified include: inappropriate content and postings, crossing professional boundaries and breaching patient privacy and confidentiality...
January 12, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077044/reducing-health-disparities-for-women-through-use-of-the-medical-home-model
#5
Patricia Moyle Wright
BACKGROUND: Healthcare services can be difficult to access, particularly for low-income or underinsured women. One way of overcoming the barriers to quality, patient-centered care is through the use of the Medical Home Model (MHM). The MHM is a cost-effective approach to care that improves patient outcomes and improves access. In this article, the benefits of extending the MHM into the area of women's health will be discussed. AIM: The purpose of this article is to discuss barriers to healthcare, with an emphasis on reducing healthcare disparities for women...
January 11, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931155/prenatal-paradox-an-integrative-review-of-women-s-experiences-with-prenatal-screening-for-fetal-aneuploidy-and-neural-tube-defects
#6
Tamra L Shea
BACKGROUND: As prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidy and neural tube defects evolves technologically and becomes increasingly utilized worldwide, an evaluation of the available evidence on women's experiences with prenatal screening is warranted. AIMS: To conduct an integrative review to enhance understanding of women's experiences with prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidy and neural tube defects. DESIGN: Systematic literature searches from January 2005 through January 2016, using the CINAHL, PubMed, and PsychInfo electronic databases and ancestry searches of included studies were performed to identify previously published, peer-reviewed quantitative and qualitative studies...
December 30, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006988/the-use-of-spirituality-and-religiosity-in-coping-with-colorectal-cancer
#7
Nazi Nejat, Lisa Whitehead, Marie Crowe
BACKGROUND: Spirituality and religiosity are reported as important in coping with cancer. Little work has focussed on colorectal cancer and expanding cultural understanding is important in the provision of holistic care through transcultural nursing. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to explore and compare the use of spirituality and religiosity in coping with colorectal cancer in New Zealand and Iran. METHODS: A cross-sectional qualitative approach involving interviews conducted in New Zealand (n=20) and Iran (n=20)...
December 22, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842461/transforming-care-in-nursing-a-concept-analysis
#8
Mónica Vázquez-Calatayud, Cristina Oroviogoicoechea, Maribel Saracibar, María J Pumar-Méndez
Although the concept of 'Transforming care' is promising for improving health care, there is no consensus in the field as to its definition. The aim of this concept analysis is to develop a deeper understanding of the term 'Transforming care' within the nursing discipline, in order to facilitate its comprehension, implementation, and evaluation. We performed a comprehensive literature review on electronic databases such as Medline (PubMed), Cinahl (Ebsco), Cochrane Library, PsycINFO (Ovid), Web of Science, Wiley-Blackwell, ScienceDirect, and SpringerLink and used Walker and Avant's approach to analyse the concept...
December 14, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848277/-sorry-were-you-sleeping-nurses-role-in-the-promotion-of-sleep-for-critically-ill-patients
#9
Felicity Dick-Smith
BACKGROUND: During critical illness sleep is important for immune function and restorative processes. Despite theoretical evidence and scientific understanding of the effects of sleep deprivation in the critically ill, research is yet to be entirely translated into institutional practices and department cultural norms. OBJECTIVES: This article was adapted from an undergraduate essay that considered the nurse's role in addressing fragmented sleep in critical care patients'...
November 29, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842460/female-genital-mutilation-and-transcultural-nursing-adaptation-of-the-rising-sun-model
#10
Ismael Jiménez-Ruiz, Pilar Almansa Martínez
BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a widespread practice mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and is considered an affront on the dignity and health of women and young girls. OBJECTIVES: To establish a theoretical model, inspired by that of Madeleine Leininger, in order to examine the reasonings used to justify FGM. METHODS: Theorization through bibliographic review. Resuts and conclusions: The factors used to justify this act are diverse and convert the tradition into a form of cultural care...
November 29, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821017/teaching-gerontology-in-globalized-academics-a-qualitative-study-of-thai-nursing-students-views-on-ageing-when-studying-abroad
#11
Karin Mattsson, Sirpa Pietilä Rosendahl
BACKGROUND: Negative views towards ageing and older adults may be a reason why nurses do not choose to work in gerontological nursing. Studying in another cultural context can challenge these views. The Objective was to explore nursing students' views on ageing and older adults before and after a gerontology course held abroad. DESIGN AND METHOD: A qualitative approach based on content analysis of responses to open-ended questions by 30 Thai nursing students studying a gerontology course in Sweden...
November 20, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820976/use-of-a-screening-tool-and-primary-health-care-gerontology-nurse-specialist-for-high-needs-older-people
#12
Anna King, Michal Boyd, Lynelle Dagley
OBJECTIVES: To describe implementation of an innovative gerontology nurse specialist role within one primary health organisation in Auckland, New Zealand. Quantitative outcomes of the screening tool as well as the nurse specialist assessment will be presented. METHOD: The intervention involved use of the Brief Risk Identification for Geriatric Health Tool (BRIGHT) to identify high-needs older people with subsequent comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) performed by the gerontology nurse specialist...
November 20, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822980/long-term-postpartum-health-problems-in-turkish-women-prevalence-and-associations-with-self-rated-health
#13
Sevde Aksu, Füsun G Varol, Nevin Hotun Sahin
OBJECTIVE: To examine the frequency of physical and emotional health problems associated with labor and their relationship with self-rated health measures. METHODS: Four hundred women were enrolled. Data collection was accomplished through the completion of a form on sociodemographic and obstetric characteristics, a questionnaire that measured the self-rated health level as well as physical health problems, and Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale. RESULTS: Most commonly reported health problems in the initial six-week period were fatigue (77...
November 17, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790951/attitudes-of-nurses-toward-hiv-infected-colleagues-in-japan
#14
Tomohiro Ishimaru, Koji Wada, Sara Arphorn, Derek R Smith
BACKGROUND: Nurses may be unwilling to accept HIV-infected colleagues who can continue to work with patients if the provider-to-patient transmission risks have been appropriately assessed. AIMS: To assess the factors associated with nurses' willingness to accept HIV-infected colleagues as coworkers. DESIGN: Descriptive and cross-sectional. METHODS: An anonymous online survey targeting Japanese nurses working in hospitals or clinics (n = 992)...
November 16, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821021/reasons-to-temper-enthusiasm-about-open-access-nursing-journals
#15
Gideon de Jong
Open access is a relatively new phenomenon within nursing science. Several papers from various nursing journals have been published recently on the disadvantages of the traditional model of purchasing proprietary fee-based databases to access scholarly information. Just few nursing scholars are less optimistic about the possible benefits of open access nursing journals. In this paper, two arguments are discussed, providing justification for tempering enthusiasm about open access journals. First, only research groups with sufficient financial resources can publish in open access journals...
November 7, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821016/the-functions-and-roles-of-questioning-during-nursing-handovers-in-specialty-settings-an-ethnographic-study
#16
Sascha Rixon, Sandra Braaf, Allison Williams, Danny Liew, Elizabeth Manias
BACKGROUND: Nursing handovers are an important component of patient safety and quality in communicating across transitions of care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the functions and roles of questions in nursing handovers, and of how questions contribute to handover quality improvement in specialty settings of an Australian tertiary hospital. DESIGN: An ethnographic research design was employed. METHODS: Participant observations were conducted, which were audiorecorded and transcribed...
November 7, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741933/residential-aged-care-nurses-portraits-of-resilience
#17
Vicki Catherine Cope, Bronwyn Jones, Joyce Hendricks
AIM: To explore residential aged care nurses working in interim, rehabilitation and residential aged care perceptions of resilience. DESIGN: Qualitative Portraiture methodology. Inclusion criteria were that all participants were English speaking, registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority and had more than five years' experience working in an aged care environment. Three participants were interviewed and employed within a metropolitan interim, rehabilitation and aged care setting...
November 2, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796186/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-cultural-capacity-scale-arabic-version-for-nursing-students
#18
Jonas Preposi Cruz, Paolo C Colet, Meshrif Ahmed Bashtawi, Jennifer H Mesde, Charlie P Cruz
BACKGROUND: With the rising influx of migrants into Saudi Arabia, it becomes necessary to develop a valid and reliable tool that can accurately measure the cultural competence of the Saudi nursing students. AIM: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Cultural Capacity Scale Arabic version (CCS-A) for nursing students. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted among 200 nursing students in Saudi Arabia. The scale reliability was assessed by internal consistency and stability reliability...
October 31, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791483/assess%C3%A4-ng-env%C3%A4-ronmental-r%C3%A4-sk-percept%C3%A4-ons-and-env%C3%A4-ronmental-att%C3%A4-tudes-of-nurs%C3%A4-ng-students
#19
Betül Sayan, Hatice Kaya
PURPOSE: This is a descriptive study examining nursing students' perceptions of the environmental risks and their environmental attitudes. METHODS: The study population comprised 2364 nursing students studying at universities in Istanbul in the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. The sampling group was formed by 778 students which were selected by a stratified random sampling procedure. The data were collected using "The Student Personal Information Form", "The Environmental Risk Perception Scale" and "The Environmental Attitudes Scale"...
October 28, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790948/nurses-knowledge-and-care-practices-for-infection-prevention-in-neutropenic-patients
#20
Gul Hatice Tarakcioglu Celik, Fatos Korkmaz
BACKGROUND: Neutropenia-associated infections can prolong hospitalization, increase re-admission, mortality and morbidity rates. AIM: To determine nurses' knowledge and infection control care practices in neutropenic patients. DESIGN: This descriptive study was conducted between January and May 2012, at oncology adult inpatient units of a university hospital in TURKEY. Sample consisted of 51 staff nurses. METHODS: Data were collected by a form included socio-demographic characteristics, neutropenia knowledge questions, and infection control care practices...
October 28, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
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