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Contemporary Nurse

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649942/the-impact-of-an-online-learning-platform-about-nursing-education-on-enrolled-nurse-preceptor-teaching-capabilities-a-pre-post-test-evaluation
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Colleen Ryan, Louise Young, Margaret McAllister
Background Enrolled Nurses are expected to precept learners in the clinical field. In some hospitals across Australia, these learners may include diploma and degree level nursing students. Yet learning about the preceptoring role is not widely available to enrolled nurses. Educational Innovation A professional development project was developed that utilised the material of an online learning resource originally designed to inspire clinical Registered Nurses, and Registered Nurse teachers to develop teaching innovations in their role...
June 26, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643615/migrant-caregiving-for-family-members-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-an-ethnographic-study
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Eleanor Holroyd, Jed Montayre, Sienna Ramsey, Victoria Egli
BACKGROUND: Migrant families caring for family members with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) face considerable socioeconomic burden and isolation. AIM: To examine the cultural needs, beliefs and health seeking behaviours of migrant Turkish family member caregivers. DESIGN: An ethnographic approach was used employing in depth interviews. METHODS: Turkish caregivers residing in Melbourne, Australia were purposively sampled...
June 23, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583019/promoting-the-legitimacy-and-agency-of-new-graduate-nurses-participation-in-nursing-research
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Mary Ann Matikainen
AIM: This paper explores the legitimacy and agency of new graduate mental health nurses to participate in research activities as a regular part of their professional nursing role. BACKGROUND: There is a wealth of literature describing personal and organisational factors that act as barriers to nurses' engagement in research and overcoming these barriers remains a challenge for health organisations. Some new graduate nurses are well positioned to contribute to research and yet the literature has given little attention to this specific cohort...
June 21, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581350/determining-the-key-drivers-and-mitigating-factors-that-influence-the-role-of-the-nurse-and-or-midwife-consultant-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Ritin S Fernandez, Suzanne Sheppard-Law, Vicki Manning
BACKGROUND: Globally, many nurses and midwives are working at an advanced practice level. The role of a Nurse and/or Midwife Consultant encompasses a diverse and complex interaction between five specified domains namely Clinical Service and Consultancy, Clinical Leadership, Research, Education, and Clinical Services Planning and Management. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this replication study was to identify the key drivers and mitigating factors that impact the role of Australian Nurse and/or Midwife Consultants...
June 21, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589781/the-effect-of-critical-thinking-education-on-nursing-students-problem-solving-skills
#5
Yalçın Kanbay, Ayşe Okanlı
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study is to examine the effect of critical thinking education on nursing students' problem-solving skills. MATERIALS AND METHOD: This study was conducted with 93 nursing students, 49 in the control group and 44 in the education group. The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory and the Problem-solving Inventory were administered to them before and after 12 weeks of critical thinking education. RESULTS: The education group's mean critical thinking score was 253...
June 19, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589754/participatory-art-based-research-with-children-to-gain-their-perspectives-on-designing-healthcare-environments
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Tineke Water, Jill Wrapson, Ema Tokolahi, Shahin Payam, Stephen Reay
BACKGROUND: A study was designed to understand the experiences and needs of children within the public spaces of the Outpatients Department of New Zealand's national children's hospital, Starship Childrens' Directorate. AIM: To find out from children what they thought about the outpatient environment. DESIGN: A participatory art based methodology was used. METHODS: Based around the key areas of the physical environment, wayfinding, noise, and uniforms, art-based methods (draw and tell and letter writing) were used to collect data from 175 children ages 5-16 whilst they attended outpatient clinics...
June 19, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504060/responding-to-the-support-needs-of-front-line-public-health-nurses-who-work-with-vulnerable-families-and-children-a-qualitative-study
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Jackie Austin, Stephanie Holt
BACKGROUND: This paper reports on a research study to inform the development of a specialist role to support front line public health nurses (PHNs) working with vulnerable families and at risk children in Ireland. AIMS: This study aimed to investigate the position of a leading role and explore the implications of such change. METHODS: Focus group and semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with ten purposively selected participants in public health nursing, social work and a non-governmental children's organisation working in disadvantaged areas in Dublin...
May 27, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410568/health-functional-ability-and-life-satisfaction-among-older-people-65-years-and-over-a-cross-sectional-study
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Vivien Rodgers, Stephen Neville, Steven La Grow
BACKGROUND: Satisfaction with life is a complex interplay of older people's perspectives on life achievements. Satisfaction with life, alongside health and functional ability contribute to successful ageing. AIM: To explore the impact of increasing age on older people's perceptions of their health, functional ability and life satisfaction. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of non-institutionalised older people (65+) was conducted (n = 542)...
May 3, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415900/pediatric-nurse-practitioners-clinical-competencies-and-knowing-patterns-in-nursing-focus-group-interviews
#9
Hyejung Lee, Anna Kim, Anna Meong, Minjeong Seo
BACKGROUND: The generic competency domains of advanced nursing practice have been reported on in numerous countries, but rather few studies have examined competencies specific to pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs). OBJECTIVES: We identified the core clinical competencies of PNPs in South Korea and related these identified competencies to the five patterns of knowing in nursing. DESIGN: Focus group interviews were conducted with five PNP students and four PNPs using two thematic questions, one on clinical competencies required for PNPs and the other on competencies specific to Korean PNPs...
April 19, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387169/oncology-nurses-perspectives-on-safe-handling-precautions-a-qualitative-study
#10
Sevcan Topçu, Ayşe Beşer
BACKGROUND: Oncology nurses can be exposed to hazardous drugs during their preparation, administration, transfer and storage and elimination of their waste. AIM: This study was directed towards describing attitudes, opinions and experiences of nurses administering these drugs about safe handling precautions. METHODS: A qualitative study design was used. Fifteen nurses working for at least three months involved in preparation, administration and transfer of antineoplastic drugs and management of wastes...
April 18, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393678/children-s-perspectives-in-family-centred-hospital-care
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Shayne Rasmussen, Tineke Water, Annette Dickinson
BACKGROUND: Children's nursing has developed into its current forms in large part as a result of broader sociopolitical and organisational influences. Family-centred, patient-centred and collaborative approaches are now well established within the lexicon of child healthcare. Children are central to this yet their role within the family-centred care approach is not clear. AIM: To ask children to share the narratives of their experience of hospitals and hospitalisation in New Zealand, in order to consider multiple factors influencing their experience in hospital...
April 13, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934547/nurse-confidence-in-gynaecological-oncology-practice-and-the-evaluation-of-a-professional-development-module
#12
Shannon Philp, Catherine Barnett, Natalie D'Abrew, Kate White
BACKGROUND: A tertiary-based education program on gynaecological oncology was attended by 62 registered nurses (RN). AIMS: The program aimed to update nurses' knowledge, improve skills and ability to manage common situations and to assess program efficacy. DESIGN: Evaluation framework with specifically designed pre-post questionnaire about program content and nurse confidence. METHOD: RN interested in gynaecological oncology were invited to attend...
April 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
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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...
April 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842461/transforming-care-in-nursing-a-concept-analysis
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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...
April 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842460/female-genital-mutilation-and-transcultural-nursing-adaptation-of-the-rising-sun-model
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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...
April 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822980/long-term-postpartum-health-problems-in-turkish-women-prevalence-and-associations-with-self-rated-health
#16
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...
April 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821021/reasons-to-temper-enthusiasm-about-open-access-nursing-journals
#17
Gideon de Jong
BACKGROUND: Open access is a relatively new phenomenon within nursing science. OBJECTIVES: 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. DESIGN AND METHODS: A critical reflection on the merits and pitfalls of open access journals along insights from the literature and personal opinion...
April 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821016/the-functions-and-roles-of-questioning-during-nursing-handovers-in-specialty-settings-an-ethnographic-study
#18
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...
April 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790951/attitudes-of-nurses-toward-hiv-infected-colleagues-in-japan
#19
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)...
April 2017: 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 2012 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 sociodemographic characteristics, neutropenia knowledge questions, and infection control care practices...
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