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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181365/the-mixed-framework-a-novel-approach-to-evaluating-mixed-methods-rigor
#1
Ann L Eckhardt, Holli A DeVon
Evaluation of rigor in mixed-methods (MM) research is a persistent challenge due to the combination of inconsistent philosophical paradigms, the use of multiple research methods which require different skill sets, and the need to combine research at different points in the research process. Researchers have proposed a variety of ways to thoroughly evaluate MM research, but each method fails to provide a framework that is useful for the consumer of research. In contrast, the MIXED framework is meant to bridge the gap between an academic exercise and practical assessment of a published work...
February 9, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150910/transformational-leadership-and-innovative-work-behavior-among-nursing-staff
#2
Mariam Masood, Bilal Afsar
The importance of innovation within organizations has been demonstrated on numerous occasions, which has subsequently led to the identification of effective leadership as a potential catalyst. Most of us would acknowledge that effective leadership plays a pivotal role to engender innovativeness among nursing staff. Although research has identified some leadership styles to foster a nurse's innovative work behavior, a comprehensive model explaining the effect of transformational leadership on nurses' innovative work behavior is still unclear...
February 2, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111833/dusting-off-the-looking-glass-a-historical-analysis-of-the-development-of-a-nursing-identity-in-chile
#3
Ricardo A Ayala, E Rocío Núñez
Histories of nursing that disregard their linkage to broader historical movements often lead to historically detached versions of nursing identity that omit the perspective of their sources and the ideas of their time. Drawing on materials retrieved through a multilayered research strategy comprising internal and external sources, this article examines the development of a nursing identity in Chile during the period starting in the 1950s through the early 2000s. We analysed the sociopolitical contexts in which the nursing profession grew, the changing direction of its role and how the nursing identity transformed itself...
January 22, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102557/cardiovascular-disease-and-prediabetes-as-complex-illness-people-s-perspectives
#4
Kim van Wissen, Michelle Thunders, Karen Mcbride-Henry, Margaret Ward, Jeremy Krebs, Rachel Page
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and sustained high blood glucose as prediabetes are an established comorbidity. People's experience in reconciling these long-term conditions requires deeper appreciation if nurses are to more effectively support person-centred care for people who have them. Our analysis explores the initial experience of people admitted to hospital with CVD who then find they also have sustained high blood glucose. Our methodology is informed by the philosophy of Gadamer and applies interpretive description to develop an interpretation of participant experiences...
January 19, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101897/missed-nursing-care-as-an-art-form-the-contradictions-of-nurses-as-carers
#5
Clare Harvey, Shona Thompson, Maria Pearson, Eileen Willis, Luisa Toffoli
This article draws on the free-text commentaries from trans-Tasman studies that used the MISSCARE questionnaire to explore the reasons why nurses miss care. In this paper, we examine the idea that nurses perpetuate a self-effacing approach to care, at the expense of patient care and professional accountability, using what they describe as the art of nursing to frame their claims of both nursing care and missed nursing care. We use historical dialogue alongside a paradigmatic analysis to examine why nurses allow themselves to continue working within settings that put their professional/personal selves aside in an attempt to deliver care within constraints that make completing care an impossible task...
January 18, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090716/does-item-overlap-render-measured-relationships-between-pain-and-challenging-behaviour-trivial-results-from-a-multicentre-cross-sectional-study-in-13-german-nursing-homes
#6
Patrick Kutschar, Zsuzsa Bauer, Irmela Gnass, Jürgen Osterbrink
Several studies suggest that pain is a trigger for challenging behaviour in older adults with cognitive impairment. However, such measured relationships might be confounded due to item overlap as instruments share similar or identical items. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the frequently observed association between pain and challenging behaviour might be traced back to item overlap. This multicentre cross-sectional study was conducted in 13 nursing homes and examined pain (measure: Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale) and challenging behaviour (measure: Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory) in 150 residents with severe cognitive impairment...
January 16, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078766/lost-in-transformation-reviving-ethics-of-care-in-hospital-cultures-of-evidence-based-healthcare
#7
Annelise Norlyk, Anita Haahr, Pia Dreyer, Bente Martinsen
Drawing on previous empirical research, we provide an exemplary narrative to illustrate how patients have experienced hospital care organized according to evidence-based fast-track programmes. The aim of this paper was to analyse and discuss if and how it is possible to include patients' individual perspectives in an evidence-based practice as seen from the point of view of nursing theory. The paper highlights two conflicting courses of development. One is a course of standardization founded on evidence-based recommendations, which specify a set of rules that the patient must follow rigorously...
January 12, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025855/a-critical-analysis-of-scales-to-measure-the-attitude-of-nurses-toward-spiritual-care-and-the-frequency-of-spiritual-nursing-care-activities
#8
Bert Garssen, Anne Frederieke Ebenau, Anja Visser, Nicoline Uwland, Marieke Groot
Quantitative studies have assessed nurses' attitudes toward and frequency of spiritual care [SC] and which factors are of influence on this attitude and frequency. However, we had doubts about the construct validity of the scales used in these studies. Our objective was to evaluate scales measuring nursing SC. Articles about the development and psychometric evaluation of SC scales have been identified, using, Web of Science, and CINAHL, and evaluated with respect to the psychometric properties and item content of the scales...
December 26, 2016: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025848/the-influence-of-anglo-american-theoretical-models-on-the-evolution-of-the-nursing-discipline-in-spain
#9
Olga Rodrigo, Jordi Caïs, Cristina Monforte-Royo
In Spain, the introduction of the new Diploma in Nursing in 1977 saw the role of nurses shifting from that of medical assistants with technical skills to being independent members of the healthcare team with specific responsibility for providing professional nursing care. Here, we analyse the evolution of the nursing profession in Spain following the transfer of nurse education to universities, doing so through interviews with the first generation of academic tutors. This was a qualitative study using the method of analytic induction and based on the principles of grounded theory...
December 26, 2016: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004463/duty-and-dilemma-perioperative-nurses-hiding-an-objection-to-participate-in-organ-procurement-surgery
#10
Zaneta Smith
Perioperative nurses assist in organ procurement surgery; however, there is a dearth of information of how they encounter making conscientious objection requests or refusals to participate in organ procurement surgery. Organ procurement surgical procedures can present to the operating room ad hoc and can catch a nurse who may not desire to participate by surprise with little opportunity to refuse as a result of staffing, skill mix or organizational work demands. This paper that stems from a larger doctoral research study exploring the experiences of perioperative nurses participating in multi-organ procurement surgery used a grounded theory method to develop a substantive theory of the nurses' experiences...
December 21, 2016: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004462/care-givers-reflections-on-an-ethics-education-immersive-simulation-care-experience-a-series-of-epiphanous-events
#11
Ann Gallagher, Matthew Peacock, Magdalena Zasada, Trees Coucke, Anna Cox, Nele Janssens
There has been little previous scholarship regarding the aims, options and impact of ethics education on residential care-givers. This manuscript details findings from a pragmatic cluster trial evaluating the impact of three different approaches to ethics education. The focus of the article is on one of the interventions, an immersive simulation experience. The simulation experience required residential care-givers to assume the profile of elderly care-recipients for a 24-hr period. The care-givers were student nurses...
December 21, 2016: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905177/expressions-of-cultural-safety-in-public-health-nursing-practice
#12
Anna Richardson, Judy Yarwood, Sandra Richardson
Cultural safety is an essential concept within New Zealand nursing that is formally linked to registration and competency-based practice certification. Despite its centrality to New Zealand nursing philosophies and the stated expectation of cultural safety as a practice element, there is limited evidence of its application in the literature. This research presents insight into public health nurse's (PHN) experiences, demonstrating the integration of cultural safety principles into practice. These findings emerged following secondary analysis of data from a collaborative, educative research project where PHNs explored the use of family assessment tools...
November 30, 2016: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905162/collaboration-a-critical-exploration-of-the-care-continuum
#13
Robyn A Penny, Carol Windsor
The purpose of this research was to explore the concept of collaboration within a specific healthcare context and to include the perspectives of healthcare users, a position largely lacking in previous studies. In applying a critical theoretical approach, the focus was on, as an exemplar, mothers with newborn babies who had spent more than 48 hr in a special care nursery. Semistructured interviews were undertaken with child health nurses, midwives and mothers. The three key theoretical findings on collaboration generated in the study point to layers of meanings around identity, knowledge and institutions of care...
November 30, 2016: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905155/optimising-qualitative-longitudinal-analysis-insights-from-a-study-of-traumatic-brain-injury-recovery-and-adaptation
#14
Joanna K Fadyl, Alexis Channon, Alice Theadom, Kathryn M McPherson
Knowledge about aspects that influence recovery and adaptation in the postacute phase of disabling health events is key to understanding how best to provide appropriate rehabilitation and health services. Qualitative longitudinal research makes it possible to look for patterns, key time points and critical moments that could be vital for interventions and supports. However, strategies that support robust data management and analysis for longitudinal qualitative research in health-care are not well documented in the literature...
November 30, 2016: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124811/the-gender-binary-in-nursing
#15
Michele J Eliason
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124810/sexuality-behind-bars-in-the-female-central-penitentiary-of-santiago-chile-unlocking-the-gendered-binary
#16
Francisca Alejandra Castro Madariaga, Belén Estefanía Gómez Garcés, Alicia Carrasco Parra, Jennifer Foster
We explore what it means to promote healthy sexuality for incarcerated women. We report upon the experiences of ten inmates in the Female Central Penitentiary of Santiago, Chile, regarding their sexuality within prison. We used a qualitative, descriptive research approach. Individual and semistructured interviews were conducted with women from different sections of the prison over a 2-month period. Participants highlighted the site for conjugal visits, the Venusterio, as a place of privacy and sexual expression between couples from outside prison...
January 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124809/discourses-with-potential-to-disrupt-traditional-nursing-education-nursing-teachers-talk-about-norm-critical-competence
#17
Ellinor Tengelin, Elisabeth Dahlborg-Lyckhage
This paper describes the discourses underlying nursing teachers' talk about their own norm-critical competence. Norm criticism is an approach that promotes awareness and criticism of the norms and power structures that exert an excluding effect in society in general and in the healthcare encounter in particular. Given the unequal relationships that can exist in healthcare, for example relationships shaped by racism, sexism and classism, a norm-critical approach to nursing education would help illuminate these matters...
January 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124808/respecting-variations-in-embodiment-as-well-as-gender-beyond-the-presumed-binary-of-sex
#18
Elizabeth M Saewyc
Although societies and health care systems are increasingly recognizing gender outside traditional binary categories, the notion persists of two, and only two sexes, 'naturally' aligned between chromosomes and phenotypic body. Yet there are more than a dozen documented genetic or phenotypic variations that do not completely fit the two simplistic categories, and together, they may comprise 1%-2% of the population worldwide. In this commentary, I consider how adherence to binary notions of sex has created and maintained social and health care structures that perpetuate health care inequities, and may well violate our nursing codes of ethics...
January 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124807/gender-queer-politics-is-killing-us
#19
Laura C Hein, Mary F Cox
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124806/-unladylike-commotion-early-feminism-and-nursing-s-role-in-gender-trans-dialogue
#20
Marsha D Fowler
From nursing's history comes the impetus and grounding for our current voice in gender/trans dialogue. Modern nursing struggled its way into being against restrictive, unjust, and oppressive social structures. Many of the obstructions and constraints that nurses and nursing leaders faced were shared by the general populace of women, and yet nurses were different from other women. Nurses worked outside the home, caring for strangers, including unrelated men, in a period when women were otherwise confined to the home...
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