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Creative Nursing

Cheyanne Van Dyke, Donal Grohosky, Melissa Tayarani, Theresa Pak
Four nurses from University of California Davis Medical Center, facilitators of the Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring curriculum that engages, grounds, renews, and unifies staff from all disciplines within health care organizations, traveled to Minnesota for recertification, and attended a Nursing Salon at "the home of the master," Marie Manthey. They experienced the progress from superficial chat to deeper, heartfelt conversations-being present with each other and collectively held by peers.
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Mary Ellen Doona
The emergence of the trained nurse as a new profession for women coincided with the transformation of hospitals from refuges for the sick and poor into treatment facilities. The hospital was an apt setting for learning nursing's fundamentals, but the domestic demands of the setting soon took precedence over nursing education. Nursing superintendents struggled to honor the right of pupil nurses to an education over the might of the hospital's demands. The 20th anniversary of the Trained Nurse Movement in 1893 proved the decisive moment when nursing superintendents created professional associations and gathered the nursing diaspora into a coherent force...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Brenna L Quinn
Across many levels of nursing education, mentored experiences are an essential part of learning. To enhance understanding, learning, and comfort for those new to professional roles, experienced and skilled professionals provide motivation while teaching professional skills, demonstrating technical competence, and displaying behavior expected of a professional. Educator preparation topics such as curriculum development, evaluation, and lesson planning are not typically included in PhD programs, leaving PhD students feeling unprepared to teach (Hudacek & Carpenter, 1998; Ivey, 2007)...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Shirley A Lucier
The failure of health care professionals and providers to recognize and discuss end-of-life care continues to resonate across our heath care continuum. The value of the patient-clinician interaction is paramount in advocating for and establishing effective communication and care. A meaningful nurse-patient relationship is a key component to facilitate discussion of patient and family choices in how care can be managed throughout the dying process. This article describes how, using Virginia Henderson's nursing model of patientcentered care, a holistic and palliative approach to end-of-life care was successfully supported in the home...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Jennifer A Gray, Valentina Lukyanova
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine certified nursing assistants' (CNAs') perceptions of their work identity within the context of their relationships with nursing facility residents and residents' family members. Such information can help clarify CNAs' roles and respond to their job needs. Although CNAs provide valuable care for residents, they often experience low status at work; it is important that they have opportunities to find value in their work. METHODS: Eight focus groups were conducted with 45 CNAs from 4 nursing facilities...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Susan Montenery
Nursing judgment is an essential component in the delivery of safe, quality patient care. Nurses must have the knowledge and skills to question authority, make judgments, substantiate evidence, and advocate for the patient. Traditional pedagogy in content-laden courses remains primarily lecture based. Incorporating active strategies to strengthen professional practice is essential. A pilot study assessed senior baccalaureate nursing students' perceptions of problem-based learning (PBL) and their readiness for self-directed learning...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Orlando R Chapa, Sobha M Fuller, Lisa J Hernandez, TaShauna McCray
Innumerable teams have emerged in health care, spurred by the desire to improve patient quality and satisfaction, provide better population outcomes, and reduce per capita cost. Team leaders are faced with many choices in team development, such as collaboration or competition. Although each approach has unique advantages and disadvantages, is one approach better suited to building the teams needed in today's environment? This review examines these two distinct team-building approaches. A literature review of these two approaches in light of the theoretical frameworks of social identity theory and team role theory shows support for both ends of the spectrum; however, collaboration was linked more often with highly successful and effective teams...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Shelly Clay-Robison, Lisa A Ruth-Sahd
Work environment is frequently discussed in nursing literature, particularly within the realm of practice and patient safety. However, there is limited literature regarding the work environment in academic settings and how it affects faculty and students. There is no literature that looks at work environments in relation to human needs theory. The purpose of this article is to highlight the significance of the work environment in academic settings in terms of human needs theory and to offer suggestions for creating and maintaining a healthy academic work environment...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Christine S Gipson
This article provides a conceptual definition of the concept trigger within the context of health behaviors and applies it to the highly significant health issue of obesity. Healthy behaviors are essential to life and happiness, but they do not just happen. They are triggered, and an inner drive keeps them alive. To help patients gain and retain optimal health, nurses must understand the triggers of healthy behaviors. Walker and Avant's (2011) method of concept analysis is used as the basis for defining the concept of trigger...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Marie Manthey
Marie Manthey, founder of Creative Health Care Management, interviews Parmeeth "Par" Atwal, whose first career included representing the National Association of Community Health Centers as an attorney, editor of a major health policy journal, and a senior position in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He then became an active participant in the health care system, earning a bachelor of science in nursing, working in cardiac critical care, and now becoming a family nurse practitioner...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Susan A LaRocco
Reflective practice describes the cyclical interaction of learning and experience. Although the concept has been enhanced during the 20th century, the Chinese philosopher and educator Confucius indicated that wisdom is gained by reflection. Nurses can enhance their practice and gain professional satisfaction by developing the skills needed for reflective practice. Reflection can occur in the moment as well as after an event. To develop the skills needed for reflective practice, the nurse must first make a commitment to reflection...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Marty Lewis-Hunstiger
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May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Barbara Balik
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February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Kim Belcik
A busy nurse-mom describes her experience of being inspired to host her first nursing salon after attending a "mass" nursing salon by Dr. Marie Manthey at the Texas Nurses Association House of Delegates.
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Nancy Napolitano, Karen V Duhamel
Nursing students are largely excluded from travel-abroad studies because of demanding curricula, lack of time, and cost. A poll was conducted and distributed to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and master of science in nursing (MSN) students who participated in 8-day observational trips. Questions were framed around the themes of cultural awareness, global health care perspective, translating theory into practice, and personal and professional growth. The results were compared with traditional long-term study-abroad outcomes...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Margaret Doyle Settle, Amanda Bulette Coakley, Christine Donahue Annese
Human milk provides superior nutritional value for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit and is the enteral feeding of choice. Our hospital used the system engineering initiative for patient safety model to evaluate the human milk management system in our neonatal intensive care unit. Nurses described the previous process in a negative way, fraught with opportunities for error, increased stress for nurses, and the need to be away from the bedside and their patients. The redesigned process improved the quality and safety of human milk management and created time for the nurses to spend with their patients...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Mary Ashley Barry
As the number of total knee arthroplasty surgeries continues to increase and the length of hospital stay is trending down, preoperative education continues to be an important factor to support positive postoperative outcomes. The purpose of this literature review is to examine whether preoperative education for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty affects postoperative pain management compared to those who do not receive this education. Findings from the literature review indicate that receiving preoperative education before a total knee arthroplasty does not impact pain management in the postoperative phase...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Stephanie Turner, Leslie G Cole
It is well known that active teaching strategies improve student learning outcomes. By using simulation scenarios as a tool to teach systematic decision making in the classroom, faculty allow a large group of students to develop abstract thinking and gain experience in a setting that has traditionally delivered information in a linear format. This article will describe the process of using a high-fidelity simulation scenario as an unfolding case study to teach students how to manage and care for a patient.
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Nancyruth Leibold, Laura Schwarz
The use of virtual simulations in nursing is an innovative strategy that is increasing in application. There are several terms related to virtual simulation; although some are used interchangeably, the meanings are not the same. This article presents examples of virtual simulation, virtual worlds, and virtual patients in continuing education, staff development, and academic nursing education. Virtual simulations in nursing use technology to provide safe, as realistic as possible clinical practice for nurses and nursing students...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Bobbi Shatto, Kelly Erwin
Most undergraduate students today are part of the millennial generation. However, the next wave of students-Generation Z-are just beginning to enter universities. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have unique characteristics that create challenges in the classroom. Incorporating technology, engaging students with adaptive learning activities, and understanding basic generational differences are ways to limit the effects of generational conflict while keeping both millennials and Generation Z students engaged in learning...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
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