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Creative Nursing

Denys Cope
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February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
Christina R Leonard, Meg Zomorodi, Beverly B Foster
The purpose of this educational brief is to describe an innovative learning experience focused on teaching students empathy for chronic illness, using patient voices. Panel members of individuals who had experienced acute and chronic illness from either the perspective of the patient or caregiver participated in a one-time session for undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students. Panel members presented their narrative to the students, engaging them in a question-and-answer session about the impact of nursing care on their experience...
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
Sara B Adams, Linda D Scott
The unique needs of the aging adult require caregivers who can completely comprehend the experience of this population. Purposefully educating nursing students to enhance development of empathy is crucial for the provision of adequate care. Innovative pedagogical strategies that produce opportunities for nursing students to reflect on patient care experiences are an opportunity for educators to guide the creation of meaning in practice for nursing students. The use of poetry reading and writing enhances the student reflective process in clinical practicum environments and may serve as a strategy to support empathic development in nursing students...
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
Rebecca J Beese, Deborah Ringdahl
BACKGROUND: Addressing spirituality in health care is important as it improves health outcomes; however, several provider barriers exist to providing spiritually based care. Local problem: A chart audit at a multidisciplinary wellness center serving a population with chronic mental health problems identified a need to improve the number of spiritually based interventions provided to clients by the nurse practitioner. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental design and pre- and post-test questionnaire were used to measure outcomes including the number of spiritually based interventions and provider attitudes...
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
Charlotte S Connerton, Catherine S Moe
Spiritual care is an important component of holistic nursing care. To implement spiritual care, the nurse must assess, diagnose, and respond to the needs of each patient and her or his significant others. Meeting the spiritual care needs of the patient can lead to physical healing, reduction of pain, and personal growth. Nurses providing spiritual care experience lower stress and less burnout.
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
Joanne Disch
This article reviews key trends affecting societal views on aging, examines data on RN retirement, and explores the many opportunities that are open to nurses who are approaching retirement. It describes a new way to think about this phase-preferment- along with strategies for preparing for preferment.
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
Theresa Nutt
The purpose of this article is to explore health coaching as an effective intervention in times of health crisis for patients, families, and health-care staff. The pause that a health crisis creates in the activities of normal life allows for deeper questions about a person's life to emerge. Health coaching provides a safe space for clients to engage with these life questions while facilitating a connection with their sense of personal empowerment and innate inner wisdom. The result is a more meaningful and resilient life despite the outcome of the health crisis...
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
Sandy Sánchez
Because culture affects virtually every aspect of life, including health beliefs, customs, and practices, it is imperative that nursing students recognize and value its critical importance to the people whom they will care for as clients/patients. Hence, the notion of culture must be introduced early on in nursing programs and threaded throughout the entire curriculum.
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
Tammy Sinkfield-Morey
Transcultural nursing inspires us for humanness. The breadth of a culture is handed down through stories. Storytelling creates understanding and mutuality within a culture and between cultures. Deeper understanding can lead to better patient outcomes across variances in health, wellness, and social standing. The intentional use of storying by six nurses in a project called Story Care led to more appreciative understanding of the other's culture and raised awareness of self in interaction with another. The nurses, patients, and their families had deliberate opportunities to learn more about another who was culturally different, to understand how historical perspectives influence the dynamics of interactions, and to explore a sense of commonality and mutuality in nurse-patient engagements...
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
Michele M McKelvey
Swanson's (1991) middle range theory of caring has traditionally been used to define the care of patients and family members. Swanson's caring theory outlines five caring processes: knowing, being with, doing for, enabling, and maintaining belief (p. 163). Nurse educators can utilize these caring processes to teach nursing students by cultivating meaningful, healing relationships. This article presents an example of a nursing faculty member's application of this theory to her teaching pedagogy. This account serves to guide therapeutic teaching as well as to encourage further scholarly work examining the relationship between Swanson's caring theory and nursing education...
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
Marty Lewis-Hunstiger
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February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
Tonya Schneidereith
In health care, efforts have been aimed at reducing medication errors rates; yet, medication errors continue to affect approximately 5% of hospitalized patients. In health care education, simulation provides nursing students a safe opportunity for hands-on medication administration, often including dosage calculation. However, the safety checks associated with medication administration-including the Five Rights-are frequently overlooked. Although the efforts aimed toward increasing medication safety include external factors (such as environmental measures and electronic resources), recent observations in simulation suggest a different problem...
November 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Malena Jones
This article details the use of an online survey tool to obtain information from nurse faculty, including the data collection process, the survey responses by nurse faculty, and the advantages and barriers of online data collection. The survey response rate indicates that online data collection is a valuable tool for nurse researchers.
November 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Dana E Brackney, Susan Hayes Lane, Tyia Dawson, Angie Koontz
PURPOSE: This descriptive field study examines processes used to evaluate simulation for senior-level Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students in a capstone course, discusses challenges related to simulation evaluation, and reports the relationship between faculty evaluation of student performance and National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) first-time passing rates. METHODS: Researchers applied seven terms used to rank BSN student performance (n = 41, female, ages 22-24 years) in a senior-level capstone simulation...
November 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Bobbi Shatto, Lauren M Lutz
New nurse turnover costs organizations in the United States an estimated $1.4 billion to $2.9 billion per year (Meyer, Shatto, Delicath, & von der Lancken, 2017; Ulrich et al., 2010). Retention of graduate nurses can decrease costs, combat nursing shortages, and improve patient outcomes. Despite the increase in prevalence of nurse residency programs, new nurses are leaving their first positions at alarming rates. The purpose of this literature review is to examine the factors that affect graduate nurse transition to practice...
November 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Akhtar Ebrahimi Ghassemi
The continuous and rapid evolution of medical technology and the complexity of delivering person-centered care in the 21st century calls for collaboration among health care professionals. Global health now "involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-clinical care" (Koplan et al., 2009, p. 1995). The need for mental health practitioners to work in interprofessional contexts requires graduate and postgraduate programs to incorporate interprofessional education into their student training...
November 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Laura M Schwarz, Nancyruth Leibold
Incivility in nursing is a pervasive and evasive problem that many nurses do not easily recognize or may simply shrug off as "normal." However, incivility produces a hostile work environment and can jeopardize safety. A study was conducted to (a) determine nurses' ability to recognize incivility in nursing after an online educational intervention on incivility, (b) ascertain the effectiveness of online education toward assisting nurses with understanding how to ward off this behavior, and (c) determine the types and effects of incivility participants experienced...
November 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Kathy Sheran
How does challenging authority look? This article describes two steps taken to prepare for and engage in challenges to existing laws. The first step is use of the nursing process to help structure deliberations about when to pursue, justify, and target a challenge to existing law to create desired outcomes. The second step is the important process of building the case for change and the broad base of support needed to push against resistance to change. The article details two examples of specific legislative successes the author accomplished using these two steps...
November 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Nancy L Baenziger
Cancer somehow lends itself to military analogies, perhaps because of its status as a threat to life itself. We've declared war on cancer over several decades, viewing cancer as a cell going rogue, dividing uncontrollably, and ultimately breaking through local boundaries to spread. Less well known, but critically relevant to the health care impact of questioning authority, is the war within the breast cancer management community, among those studying molecular and cellular targets in breast cancer biology and those managing the human targets that represent cancer's toll...
November 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Ahtisham Younas, Sobia Parveen
This article presents an evaluation of Margaret Newman's theory of health as expanding consciousness, through a literature review, to determine its usefulness for nursing practice and research. The evaluation illustrates that Newman's theory is valuable for guiding various aspects of nursing practice, education, and research. However, its use had been limited to spiritual, psychological, and social aspects of nursing care and needs to be further evaluated for its significance in acute care settings. Most of the studies that use Newman's theory are from the past, with limited studies conducted in recent years, indicating the need for further research...
November 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
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