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Contemporary Nurse

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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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/27842461/transforming-care-in-nursing-a-concept-analysis
#7
Mónica Vázquez-Calatayud, Cristina Oroviogoicoechea, Maribel Saracibar, María J Pumar-Méndez
Although the concept of 'Transforming care' is promising for improving healthcare, 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...
November 15, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821021/reasons-to-temper-enthusiasm-about-open-access-nursing-journals
#8
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
#9
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/27796186/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-cultural-capacity-scale-arabic-version-for-nursing-students
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790942/the-essence-of-helping-significant-others-and-nurses-in-action-draw-men-into-nursing
#13
Dianne Juliff, Kylie Russell, Caroline Bulsara
BACKGROUND: A looming worldwide nurse workforce shortage will increasingly challenge the health care system. Nursing professionals are ageing and due to other increasing career opportunities for females sustainability of a nursing workforce is under threat. A largely untapped potential human resource of men in nursing exists within Australia. This paper reports on the first phase of a qualitative longitudinal study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this first phase was to investigate why men choose to enter nursing...
October 28, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785977/transition-into-the-workplace-comparing-health-graduates-and-organisational-perspectives
#14
Arlene Walker, Beth M Costa
Background Health graduates face personal and work-related stressors during the graduate year. The extent to which employers and health graduates have a shared understanding of graduate stressors is unclear but may impact graduate support and transition into the health profession. Aim and design The aim of this exploratory qualitative study was to identify factors that impact health graduates' transition and integration into the workplace, comparing the perspectives of health graduates and organisational representatives...
October 27, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741934/at-the-crossroads-the-health-and-welfare-of-new-mothers
#15
Joan Garvan
BACKGROUND: Changes to gendered norms have been the single most significant development in the second part of the twentieth century; practices within families have mirrored these changes. Many, however, are falling by the wayside after the birth of an infant, with high rates of marital breakdown, high rates of anxiety and depression, and significant issues related to identity. OBJECTIVES/AIMS: The aim of this research was to gauge how a sample of Australian women were travelling through the Transition to Parenthood, particularly in terms of their relationships; sharing the care and housework; their life course; and their sense of self...
October 14, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741933/residential-aged-care-nurses-portraits-of-resilience
#16
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; were registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (APHRA) and had more than five years' experience working in an aged care environment. Three participants were interviewed employed within a metropolitan interim, rehabilitation and aged care setting...
October 14, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734770/measuring-hospital-nurses-well-being-at-work-psychometric-testing-of-the-scale
#17
Kati Päätalo, Helvi Kyngäs
BACKGROUND: Valid and reliable methods to measure nurses' well-being at work are needed. Well-being at work refers to a positive viewpoint and experience in a work context. AIM: The aim of this study is to test the psychometric properties of Nurses' well-being at work -scale (NWB). METHOD: The scale (NWB) was tested in a Finnish hospital (N=233) using statistical methods. RESULTS: The NWB consists of 67 items and 12 factors: patients' experience of high-quality care, assistance and support among nurses, nurses' togetherness and collaboration, satisfying practical organization of work, challenging and meaningful work, freedom to express diverse feelings in a work community, well-conducted everyday nursing, status related to the work itself, fair and supportive leadership, opportunities for professional development, fluent communication with other professionals and being together with other nurses in an informal way...
October 13, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647020/registered-nurse-scope-of-practice-in-australia-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
#18
Melanie Birks, Jenny Davis, John Smithson, Robyn Cant
The nursing profession comprises Australia's largest regulated health workforce yet its practice boundaries are poorly understood. The ambiguity surrounding the practice scope of nurses limits the profession's ability to fully respond to Australia's current and emerging health system challenges. The aim of this review is to explore the concept of scope of practice of registered nurses (RN) in Australia, as reflected in contemporary literature. An integrative review of literature relating to the scope of practice of the Australian registered nurse published between 2007 and 2014 was conducted...
October 13, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681564/the-refugee-health-nurse-liaison-a-nurse-led-initiative-to-improve-healthcare-for-asylum-seekers-and-refugees
#19
Jacquie McBride, Alana Russo, Andrew Block
Asylum seekers and refugees experience a range of barriers to health service access and competent use. The Refugee Health Nurse Liaison initiative was piloted at a hospital in a high-settlement region of Victoria, Australia. This initiative aimed to build capacity within the health sector to more effectively respond to the needs of asylum seekers and refugees. A mixed-methods evaluation was undertaken to: describe issues encountered by asylum seekers and refugees within the hospital setting; capture the nature of the Refugee Health Nurse Liaison position; and document key outputs...
October 4, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649462/developing-an-evidence-based-transition-program-for-graduate-nurses
#20
Elizabeth Jillian Adams, Lucia Gillman
BACKGROUND: The catalyst to revise the graduate nurse program at an inner city hospital was a major service reconfiguration, which reduced services, staffing and graduate nurse positions. Parameters for the new program were that it was evidence-based and could function within the reduced resources. OBJECTIVE: Review current literature and design an evidence-based transition program. METHODS: Eight databases were searched for primary and secondary research and unpublished theses (2004-2014), which were then hand searched...
September 20, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
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