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Open Nursing Journal

Linda Høgsnes, Karl-Gustaf Norbergh, Ella Danielson, Christina Melin-Johansson
BACKGROUND: Previous research describes spouses and adult children of people with dementia as a homogeneous group using one term: family caregivers. Recent research shows that the needs and experiences of spouses and adult children differ, therefore they cannot be studied as a homogeneous group. AIMS: The aim of the study was to describe the shift in existential life situations of adult children of a parent with dementia relocated to nursing homes. DESIGN: This is a qualitative study with an interpretive approach...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Elayne Cristina Soares Silva, Maria Neyrian de Fátima Fernandes, Márcia Caroline Nascimento Sá, Layane Mota de Souza, Ariadne Siqueira de Araújo Gordon, Ana Cristina Pereira de Jesus Costa, Thábyta Silva de Araújo, Queliane Gomes da Silva Carvalho, Carlos Colares Maia, Ana Larissa Gomes Machado, Fabiane do Amaral Gubert, Leonardo Alexandrino da Silva, Neiva Francenely Cunha Vieira
Early guidance emphasizes the provision of information to families about growth and normal development in childhood such as specific information about security at home. This research aimed to analyze mothers' knowledge about the prevention of accidents in childhood before and after an educational intervention. It was conducted as a quasi-experimental study with 155 mothers in a Basic Health Unit in northeastern of Brazil in April and May of 2015. The data were collected in two stages through a self-report questionnaire performed before and after the educational intervention by the subjects...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Wai-Tong Chien, Sin-Yin Yick
BACKGROUND: Nurses' job satisfaction and job stress are important issues regarding their turnovers. While there are some recent descriptive studies on job satisfaction in public hospitals, very limited research was found on this topic in private hospital setting. It is worth to examine the job satisfaction of nurses and its correlates in such a specific hospital context in Hong Kong, by which the findings can be compared with those in public hospitals, and across countries. AIMS: To investigate nurses' job satisfaction, job stress and intention to quit of nurses in a private hospital, and the correlates of the nurses' job satisfaction...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Kristen Rawlett, Debra Scrandis
OBJECTIVE: This review examines studies on mindfulness based programs used with adolescents at-risk for poor future outcomes such as not graduating from high school and living in poverty. METHOD: The keywords used include mindfulness, at-risk and adolescents in each database to search CINAHL (10 items: 2 book reviews, 3 Dissertations, and 5 research articles), Medline EBSCO (15 research articles), and PubMed (10 research articles). Only primary research articles published between 2009- 2015 in English on mindfulness and at-risk adolescents were included for the most current evidence...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Diana McIntosh, Laura F Startsman, Suzanne Perraud
UNLABELLED: Literature related to primary care and behavioral health integration initiatives is becoming abundant. The United States' 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act included provisions encouraging increased collaboration of care for individuals with behavioral and physical health service needs in the public sector. There is relatively little known of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' (APRNs) roles with integrating primary and behavioral healthcare. The goal of this review article is to: (a) define integration of physical and behavioral healthcare and potential models; (b) answer the question as to what are effective evidence based models/strategies for integrating behavioral health and primary care; (c) explore the future role and innovations of APRNs in the integration of physical and behavioral healthcare...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Karan Kverno
Mental disorders are the leading cause of non-communicable disability worldwide. Insufficient numbers of psychiatrically trained providers and geographic inequities impair access. To close this treatment gap, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the integration of mental health services with primary care. A new innovative online program is presented that increases access to mental health education for primary care nurse practitioners in designated mental health professional shortage areas. To create successful and sustainable change, an overlapping three-phase strategy is being implemented...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Ann Marie Kriebel-Gasparro
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this mixed methods descriptive study was to explore Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' (APRNs') knowledge of bipolar disorder (BPD) and their perceptions of facilitators and barriers to screening patients with known depression for BPD. METHODS: A mixed method study design using surveys on BPD knowledge and screening practices as well as focus group data collection method for facilitators and barriers to screening. RESULTS: 89 APRNs completed the survey and 12 APRNs participated in the focus groups...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Ana C Duarte, Sue A Thomas
OBJECTIVE: A systematic review was conducted to identify the types of phone technology used in the adult outpatient population with a focus on Hispanic patients and psychiatric populations. METHODS: A search for articles was conducted on the EMBASE, PubMed and PsycINFO databases. Articles reviewed were peer-reviewed, full-text, English language and published through mid-November 2014. RESULTS: Twenty-one articles were included in this review and grouped according to combinations of phone technology, medical specialty area and population...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Benjamin Canha
Throughout the literature, humor has demonstrated positive effects on memory and learning, as well as physiological and psychological well being. Research has described improvements in communication and trust through the use of humor in the nurse-patient relationship. The utilization of humor with certain populations, including those with anxiety disorders, cancer patients and mood disorders has also been widely described in the literature but little research has been conducted with humor use in patients' recovery from substance use disorders...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Debra A Scrandis
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2016: Open Nursing Journal
Eva Randell, Lars Jerdén, Ann Öhman, Renée Flacking
UNLABELLED: Few qualitative studies have explored adolescent boys' perceptions of health. AIM: The aim of this study was therefore to explore how adolescent boys understand the concept of health and what they find important for its achievement. METHODS: Grounded theory was used as a method to analyse interviews with 33 adolescent boys aged 16 to 17 years attending three upper secondary schools in a relatively small town in Sweden. RESULTS: There was a complexity in how health was perceived, experienced, dealt with, and valued...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Karin Bundgaard, Erik E Sørensen, Charlotte Delmar
AIM: This paper focus on nursing and time in endoscopy facilities for short-term stay aiming to explore aspects of time in this setting and how expectations from the healthcare organisation, patients and nurses are expressed and met when managing nursing time. BACKGROUND: Former research primarily focuses on the subject of time in the understanding of duration where having more time is closely associated with the ability to deliver better quality nursing care. The main concern is the nurses' increased number of tasks and the decreased length of time at their disposal...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Soren Birkeland, Frederik A Gildberg
Coercive mechanical restraint (MR) in psychiatry constitutes the perhaps most extensive exception from the common health law requirement for involving patients in health care decisions and achieving their informed consent prior to treatment. Coercive measures and particularly MR seriously collide with patient autonomy principles, pose a particular challenge to psychiatric patients' legal rights, and put intensified demands on health professional performance. Legal rights principles require rationale for coercive measure use be thoroughly considered and rigorously documented...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Emina Hadziabdic
The aim of this pilot study was to investigate Ukrainian-speaking migrants' attitudes to the use of interpreters in healthcare service in order to test a developed questionnaire and recruitment strategy. A descriptive survey using a 51-item structured self-administered questionnaire of 12 Ukrainian-speaking migrants' and analyzed by the descriptive statistics. The findings were to have an interpreter as an objective communication and practical aid with personal qualities such as a good knowledge of languages and translation ability...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Mulubrhan F Mogos, Jason L Salemi, Dawood H Sultan, Melissa M Shelton, Hamisu M Salihu
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the national prevalence of cervical cancer (CCA) in women discharged from hospital after delivery, and to examine its associations with birth outcomes. METHODS: We did a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of maternal hospital discharges in the United States (1998-2009). We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database to identify hospital stays for women who gave birth. We determined length of hospital stay, in-hospital mortality, and used ICD-9-CM codes to identify CCA and all outcomes of interest...
2015: Open Nursing Journal
Freda Lennartsson, Göran Wennergren, Per Nordin
INTRODUCTION: Acquired cranial asymmetry is prevalent in infants today and largely attributed to the supine sleep position recommended for infant safety. There is a risk of permanent cranial asymmetry, so prevention and early detection are important. A prevention project was initiated in Sweden, and an intervention was planned. The aim of this study was to evaluate reliability of assessors judging infant cranial asymmetry in order to evaluate if they could be considered reliable interchangeable assessors in the planned intervention...
2015: Open Nursing Journal
Ann-Caroline B Johansson, Malin Axelsson, Ina Berndtsson, Eva Brink
After colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment, people reorganize life in ways that are consistent with their understanding of the illness and their expectations for recovery. Incapacities and abilities that have been lost can initiate a need to reorient the self. To the best of our knowledge, no studies have explicitly focused on the concept of self-reorientation after CRC treatment. The aim of the present study was therefore to explore self-reorientation in the early recovery phase after CRC surgery. Grounded theory analysis was undertaken, using the method presented by Charmaz...
2015: Open Nursing Journal
Mohammad Ali Cheraghi, Shahrzad Ghiyasvandian, Akram Aarabi
Presence of nurses in policy making will result improvement of nursing practice, and increase qualification of patients' care, but still few nurses are involved in policy debates and health reforms and their status in policy making for nursing is not clear. The aim of this study was to elucidate Iranian nurses' status in policy making for nursing in health system. This is a qualitative study. Using purposive sampling 22 participants were interviewed to gain deep understanding from the phenomenon of status of nurses in policy making...
2015: Open Nursing Journal
Monica Lamberti, Rossella Uccello, Maria Grazia Lourdes Monaco, Mariarosaria Muoio, Nicola Sannolo, Paola Arena, Gennaro Mazzarella, Antonio Arnese, Giuseppe La Cerra
INTRODUCTION: The risk of tuberculosis (TBC) in nurses is related to its incidence in the general population. Nursing students involved in clinical training could be exposed to occupational risks similar to those of healthcare workers (HCWs). To better understand the epidemiology of nosocomial TBC among nurses in a context of low endemicity, we recruited a cohort of young nursing trainees at the Second University of Naples. METHODS: A screening programme for LTBI in nursing students was conducted between January 2012 and December 2013, at the Second University of Naples, with clinical evaluations, tuberculin skin test (TST) and, in positive TST student, the interferon-g release assays (IGRA)...
2015: Open Nursing Journal
Andrés Camargo-Sanchez, Carmen L Niño, Leonardo Sánchez, Sonia Echeverri, Diana P Gutiérrez, Andrés F Duque, Oscar Pianeta, Jenny A Jaramillo-Gómez, Martin A Pilonieta, Nhora Cataño, Humberto Arboleda, Patricia V Agostino, Claudia P Alvarez-Baron, Rafael Vargas
The circadian system controls the daily rhythms of a variety of physiological processes. Most organisms show physiological, metabolic and behavioral rhythms that are coupled to environmental signals. In humans, the main synchronizer is the light/dark cycle, although non-photic cues such as food availability, noise, and work schedules are also involved. In a continuously operating hospital, the lack of rhythmicity in these elements can alter the patient's biological rhythms and resilience. This paper presents a Theory of Inpatient Circadian Care (TICC) grounded in circadian principles...
2015: Open Nursing Journal
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