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Rural nursing

Janice M Haley, Pamela H Cone
Learning from experience is a positive approach when preparing for mobile clinic service in a developing country. Mobile clinics provide healthcare services to people in hard to reach areas around the world, but preparation for their use needs to be done in collaboration with local leaders and healthcare providers. For over 16 years, Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing has sponsored mobile clinics to rural northern Haiti with the aim to provide culturally sensitive healthcare in collaboration with Haitian leaders...
August 28, 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
Miguel Ceballos, Gail Wallace, Glenda Goodwin
BACKGROUND: The presence of postpartum depression can lead to poor maternal-child attachment, failure to thrive, and even infant death. Postpartum depression affects 13-19 % of parturients. However, among racial and ethnic minority parturients, postpartum depression rates have been shown to reach up to 35-67 % (as reported by O'Hara and McCabe, Annu Rev Clin Psychol 9:379-407, 2013; Boury et al., Women Health. 39(3):19-34, 2004; Ramos-Marcuse et al.. J Affect Disord. 122(1-2):68-75, 2010; Lucero et al...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Alexa Craig, Christine James, Janelle Bainter, Francis L Lucas, Scott Evans, John Glazer, Donna Dowling
BACKGROUND: The traumatic experiences of parents of babies treated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH) have been described. No research has assessed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse experience in providing care to hypothermic babies and emotional support to their parents. PURPOSE: To assess NICU nurse attitudes to the provision of TH with respect to perceptions about baby pain/sedation, need for nurse and parent education, decision making about initiation of TH, and barriers to best care...
October 18, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
R David Parker, Cara M Mangine, Brian M Hendricks, Michael J Cima, Stacie Mcie, Arif Sarwari
Persons living with HIV (PLWH) in rural areas face different barriers to care and treatment adherence compared to persons in urban areas. Our project identified strategies used by a rural HIV clinic with high rates of viral suppression, as evidenced by data abstraction from medical records from January 2010 through December 2014, including 411 patients ages 18 years or older. As HIV viral load is used as a marker for adherence and impacts health outcomes and transmission, it is an important assay. The national goal is for 80% of PLWH to be virologically suppressed by the end of 2020...
September 16, 2016: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
Patricia J Martens, Leigh Anne Shafer, Heather J Dean, Elizabeth A C Sellers, Jennifer Yamamoto, Sora Ludwig, Maureen Heaman, Wanda Phillips-Beck, Heather J Prior, Margaret Morris, Jonathan McGavock, Allison B Dart, Garry X Shen
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between breastfeeding initiation and subsequent diabetes among First Nations (indigenous people in Canada who are not Métis or Inuit) and non-First Nations mothers and their offspring with and without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: This retrospective database study included 334,553 deliveries (1987-2011) in Manitoba with up to 24 years of follow-up for diabetes using population-based databases. Information of breastfeeding initiation before hospital discharge was obtained from hospital abstracts recorded by nurses in postpartum wards...
October 6, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heidi A Mennenga, Laurie Johansen, Becka Foerster, Lois Tschetter
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the knowledge of senior baccalaureate nursing students and faculty members regarding telehealth and rural nursing concepts before and after participation in a newly developed simulation, which incorporated telehealth use in a rural home environment. Statistically significant increases in knowledge were found in both faculty and students following participation in the simulation. The results of this research indicate the need to increase student and faculty knowledge about telehealth and rural nursing concepts...
September 2016: Nursing Education Perspectives
Oriol Yuguero, Josep Ramon Marsal, Montserrat Esquerda, Luis Vivanco, Jorge Soler-González
BACKGROUND: Burnout is a growing problem among healthcare professionals and may be mitigated and even prevented by measures designed to promote empathy and resilience. OBJECTIVES: We studied the association between burnout and empathy in primary care practitioners in Lleida, Spain and investigated possible differences according to age, sex, profession, and place of practice (urban versus rural). METHODS: All general practitioners (GPs) and family nurses in the health district of Lleida (population 366 000) were asked by email to anonymously complete the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE) between May and July 2014...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of General Practice
Umesh Ramadurg, Marianne Vidler, Umesh Charanthimath, Geetanjali Katageri, Mrutyunjaya Bellad, Ashalata Mallapur, Shivaprasad Goudar, Shashidhar Bannale, Chandrashekhar Karadiguddi, Diane Sawchuck, Rahat Qureshi, Peter von Dadelszen, Richard Derman
BACKGROUND: In India, the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and postpartum haemorrhage are responsible for nearly 40 % of all maternal deaths. Most of these deaths occur in primary health settings which frequently lack essential equipment and medication, are understaffed, and have limited or no access to specialist care. Community health care workers are regarded as essential providers of basic maternity care; and the quality of care they provide is dependent on the level of knowledge and skills they possess...
September 30, 2016: Reproductive Health
J O Sotunsa, M Vidler, D O Akeju, M O Osiberu, E O Orenuga, O T Oladapo, R Qureshi, D Sawchuck, O O Adetoro, P von Dadelszen, O A Dada
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Early detection and treatment have been instrumental in reducing case fatality in high-income countries. To achieve this in a low-income country, like Nigeria, community health workers who man primary health centres must have adequate knowledge and skills to identify and provide emergency care for women with pre-eclampsia. This study aimed to determine community health workers' knowledge and practice in the identification and treatment of pre-eclampsia, as they are essential providers of maternal care services in Nigeria...
September 30, 2016: Reproductive Health
Marita Hasselberg, Karina Huus, Marie Golsäter
OBJECTIVE: To describe the breastfeeding experiences of mothers with preterm and low-birth-weight infants in a neonatal unit in Tanzania. DESIGN: A qualitative research design. SETTING: A neonatal unit at a referral hospital in rural Tanzania. PARTICIPANTS: Convenience sample of 10 new mothers with preterm infants. Additionally, to triangulate the data, five nurses affiliated with the neonatal unit were interviewed. METHODS: A semistructured interview guide was used for data collection...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Roseanne C Schuster, Octávio de Sousa, Jacqueline Rivera, Rebecca Olson, Delphine Pinault, Sera L Young
BACKGROUND: Performance-based incentives (PBIs) have garnered global attention as a promising strategy to improve healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations. However, literature gaps in the context in which an intervention is implemented and how the PBIs were developed exist. Therefore, we (1) characterized the barriers and promoters to prevention of vertical transmission of HIV (PVT) service delivery in rural Mozambique, where the vertical transmission rate is 12 %, and (2) assessed the appropriateness for a PBI's intervention and application to PVT...
October 7, 2016: Human Resources for Health
Vishal Diwan, Charlotte Gustafsson, Senia Rosales Klintz, Sudhir Chandra Joshi, Rita Joshi, Megha Sharma, Harshada Shah, Ashish Pathak, Ashok J Tamhankar, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
AIM: To describe self-reported practices and assess knowledge and attitudes regarding hand hygiene among healthcare workers in a rural Indian teaching hospital. SETTING: A rural teaching hospital and its associated medical and nursing colleges in the district of Ujjain, India. METHOD: The study population consisted of physicians, nurses, teaching staff, clinical instructors and nursing students. Self-administered questionnaires based on the World Health Organization Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Healthcare were used...
2016: PloS One
Terence John Frohmader, Frances Lin, Wendy Chaboyer
AIM: To explore and describe long-term thoughts and perceptions of the Aussie Heart Guide Programme including the role of the mentor, held by patients recovering from myocardial infarction. DESIGN: A qualitative design. METHODS: Thirteen patients recovering from myocardial infarction who were unable to attend a hospital-based or affiliated outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programme were interviewed by telephone at the completion of the programme and asked to describe the relationship with their assigned nurse mentor and their perception of the audiovisual used in the programme...
January 2016: Nurs Open
Annetta Smith, Michelle Beattie, Richard G Kyle
AIM: To develop a model of pre-nursing experience from evaluation of a pre-nursing scholarship for school pupils in Scotland. DESIGN: Action research study. METHODS: School pupils (n = 42) completed questionnaire surveys and participated in anecdote circles. Student nurses acting as pupil 'buddies' (n = 33) participated in focus groups. Descriptive quantitative data and thematic analyses of qualitative data were integrated across cohorts and campuses...
November 2015: Nurs Open
Sui-Whi Jane, Ming-Shyan Lin, Wen-Nan Chiu, Randal D Beaton, Mei-Yen Chen
OBJECTIVES: To explore the prevalence, discomfort, and self-relief behaviours of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) among rural community residents with type 2 diabetes. DESIGN: A community-based, cross-sectional study. SETTING: This study was part of a longitudinal cohort study of a nurse-led health promotion programme for preventing foot ulceration in Chiayi County, Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: Six hundred and twenty-eight community adults with type 2 diabetes participated in this study...
October 3, 2016: BMJ Open
Julius Ho, Gladys Odhiambo, Lucy W Meng'anyi, Rosemary M Musuva, Joseph M Mule, Zakayo S Alaly, Maurice R Odiere, Pauline N Mwinzi, Lisa Ganley-Leal
BACKGROUND: Private sector medicine outlets are an important provider of health services across the developing world, and are an untapped means of distributing and selling vaccines outside of childhood immunization programs. The present study assessed the viability of medicine outlets (chemists and pharmacies) as potential channels for sale of vaccines. METHODS: To evaluate the viability of the medicine outlet model, we partnered with nine outlets across urban and rural communities in western Kenya to sell a nurse-administered typhoid vaccine...
September 29, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
Fred C Eilrich
Revenues generated by physician assistants (PAs) and NPs in clinics and hospitals create employment opportunities and wages, salaries, and benefits for staff, which in turn are circulated throughout the local economy. An input-output model was used to estimate the direct and secondary effects of a rural primary care PA or NP on the community and surrounding area. This type of model explains how input/output from one sector of industry can be the output/input for another sector. Given two example scenarios, a rural PA or NP can have an employment effect of 4...
October 2016: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Kathleen Commendador, Jeanie Flood
: A nursing school, an elementary school, and several local organizations initiated a pilot project to address hypertension in rural Hawaii. Their goal was to help increase awareness of hypertension in the community by partnering with sixth-grade students as health educators. As part of their pediatric clinical rotation, nursing students developed a curriculum and taught the elementary school students to take and record blood pressures. The sixth graders learned to use blood pressure monitors and took and recorded over 1,500 of their friends' and family members' blood pressures...
October 2016: American Journal of Nursing
María L Gómez, Richard Charnigo, Torrie T Harris, John C Williams, William Pfeifle
CONTEXT: Findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that addressing persistent health disparities based on race and ethnicity must become a national priority. The field of cultural and linguistic competency has gained national attention by improving access to and quality of health care, patient-provider communication, health outcomes, and health equity for minority groups and other vulnerable or special needs populations. OBJECTIVES: (1) To measure how local health departments (LHDs) in Kentucky comply with the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS); and (2) to provide policy recommendation based on the findings...
November 2016: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
Bo-Hyun Park, YuKyung Ko
BACKGROUND: DCE was applied to investigate nursing students' preferred hospital choice criteria and to investigate the trends in the trade-offs by calculating the marginal rate of substitution between these criteria. This study identified the properties of the hospitals primarily selected by nursing students, and aims to estimate the monetary value of each attribute. METHODS: Based on discussions and in-depth interviews with nursing students' focus groups and a literature review, we created a discrete choice experiment (DCE) that assessed how students' stated preference for a certain hospital choice was influenced by various job attributes: higher salary, location, hospital type, salary per year, provision of a dormitory, etc...
September 29, 2016: Human Resources for Health
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