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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277092/the-effect-of-disability-empathy-activity-on-the-attitude-of-nursing-students-towards-disabled-people-a-pilot-study
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Emine Geçkil, Elanur Kaleci, Dilek Cingil, Filiz Hisar
BACKGROUND: Nurses care for disabled people in society. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the effect of disability empathy activities on strengthening the positive attitudes of nursing students towards disabled people. DESIGN: An experimental study. Pretest-Posttest control group arrangement was used. METHODS: This research has been conducted with 116 nursing students (53 experimental and 63 control)...
March 2, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151071/strategies-to-improve-self-management-in-heart-failure-patients
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Mehnosh Toback, Nancy Clark
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is one of the most common causes of hospitalization, hospital readmission and death. Patients with heart failure have many complications, with multiple co-existing diagnoses which result in polypharmacy. Following instructions provided by many physicians, medication adjustments based on changes in their symptoms are required. Behavioral adjustments concerning diet and exercise regime are recommended. Therefore, the patient plays a crucial role in the management of heart failure...
February 19, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158948/the-palliative-care-experiences-of-adults-living-in-regional-and-remote-areas-of-australia-a-literature-review
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Melissa Jansson, Kathleen Dixon, Deborah Hatcher
BACKGROUND: Regional and remote areas are often disadvantaged in terms of access to palliative care services. The impact of reduced access to services on people living in regional or remote areas of Australia is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: Identify and examine current literature relating to the palliative care experiences of adults living in regional and remote areas of Australia. METHODS: CINAHL, Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Review Library and grey literature were searched using a combination of keywords...
February 3, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093945/a-feasibility-study-to-improve-practice-nurses-competence-and-confidence-in-providing-care-for-mothers-and-infants
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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/28077035/nurses-online-behaviour-lessons-for-the-nursing-profession
#5
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/27934547/nurse-confidence-in-gynaecological-oncology-practice-and-the-evaluation-of-a-professional-development-module
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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
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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
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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
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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
#13
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
#14
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...
April 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790942/the-essence-of-helping-significant-others-and-nurses-in-action-draw-men-into-nursing
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Dianne Juliff, Kylie Russell, Caroline Bulsara
BACKGROUND: Nurses are ageing placing nursing workforce sustainability under threat. An untapped potential resource of men in nursing exists within Australia. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the first phase of this longitudinal study was to investigate why men choose nursing. DESIGN: Qualitative methodological approach used interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). RESEARCH QUESTION: "What are the experiences of male graduate nurses regarding their career choice?" METHOD: The IPA method focused on personal subjective experience where the participants' own sense-making is important...
April 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
#16
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...
February 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
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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 and Rizzolo into Turkish and establish the reliability and the validity of these translated scales. METHODS: 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...
February 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077044/reducing-health-disparities-for-women-through-use-of-the-medical-home-model
#18
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. AIM: The purpose of this article is to discuss barriers to healthcare, with an emphasis on reducing healthcare disparities for women. METHOD: Extant, contemporary literature has been reviewed and synthesized to develop this theoretical paper on the benefits of using the MHM to reduce disparities in the provision of healthcare for women...
February 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006988/the-use-of-spirituality-and-religiosity-in-coping-with-colorectal-cancer
#19
Nazi Nejat, Lisa Whitehead, Marie Crowe
BACKGROUND: Spirituality and religiosity are reported as important in coping with cancer but rarely explored across cultures. OBJECTIVES: 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). The data were analysed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: The majority of participants interviewed used religion as a resource in coping with cancer...
February 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848277/%C3%A2-sorry-were-you-sleeping-nurses-role-in-the-promotion-of-sleep-for-critically-ill-patients
#20
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'...
February 2017: Contemporary Nurse
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