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Family nursing

Ailsa Munns, Roz Walker
This participatory action research study was situated within a larger research study, which investigated the development of a peer-led Aboriginal parent support program in the remote setting of Halls Creek in Western Australia. The aim of this smaller research component was to explore the self-perceived role of home visiting peer support workers in this remote area. Participatory Action Research methodology was employed, within which eleven Action Learning Sets were used to facilitate participant collaboration (n = 8)...
August 15, 2018: Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing
José Rodrigues Freire Filho, Marcelo Viana da Costa, Carinne Magnago, Aldaísa Cassanho Forster
OBJECTIVES: to compare the attitudes regarding interprofessional collaboration of health professionals that make up the Family Health Strategy teams participating in the 'More Doctors' (Mais Médicos) program; and to identify factors associated with attitudes of interprofessional collaboration. METHOD: a descriptive, transversal and comparative study developed with 63 health professionals who responded to the Jefferson Scale of Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Collaboration...
August 9, 2018: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Serena Phillips, Aubrey V K Villalobos, Graham S N Crawbuck, Mandi L Pratt-Chapman
PURPOSE: Patient navigation has emerged as a promising strategy in reducing disparities among diverse cancer patients. However, little is known about navigators' own perspectives on their roles in providing culturally competent care. The purpose of the present study is to describe these self-identified roles. METHODS: Data were collected from an online survey with a convenience sample of cancer patient navigators. Using NVivo 10, qualitative content analysis was conducted on free text responses to the question: "In your opinion, what is the role of a patient navigator or nurse navigator in the provision of culturally sensitive care to patients?" Frequencies of each navigator-identified role mentioned were tabulated...
August 14, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Esin Cetinkaya-Uslusoy, Emel Tasci-Duran
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of personal space on blood pressure using the Giger and Davidhizar transcultural assessment model. METHODS: The quasi-experimental study was carried out in a maternity hospital located in Isparta, Turkey, from March to July 2014, and comprised all the women hospitalised in the obstetrics and gynaecology clinic. The blood pressure measurements were performed by two nursing students; one male and one female. The questionnaire was composed by the researchers in reference to the sub-dimensions of the Giger and Davidhizar transcultural assessment model...
August 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Lenisa V Chang, Anita N Shah, Erik R Hoefgen, Katherine A Auger, Huibin Weng, Jeffrey M Simmons, Samir S Shah, Andrew F Beck
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hospitalization-related nonmedical costs, including lost earnings and expenses such as transportation, meals, and child care, can lead to challenges in prioritizing postdischarge decisions. In this study, we quantify such costs and evaluate their relationship with sociodemographic factors, including family-reported financial and social hardships. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of data collected during the Hospital-to-Home Outcomes Study, a randomized trial designed to determine the effects of a nurse home visit after standard pediatric discharge...
August 13, 2018: Pediatrics
Chen Xiong, Melissa Biscardi, Emily Nalder, Angela Colantonio
INTRODUCTION: While much is known about caregiving burden and its consequences on both caregivers and care recipients, reports on the sex and gender differences that may be present among family caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD) are lacking. Attention to and a synthesis of these sex and gender distinctions have direct implications on the planning and development of health services for this population. The current protocol outlines a strategy for a systematic review of the current evidence to identify and synthesise sex and gender distinctions in caregiving burden experienced by family caregivers of PWD...
August 13, 2018: BMJ Open
Parvaneh Vasli
PURPOSE: This study aimed to offer a translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and psychometric testing of the Perception of Family-Centered Care-Staff (PFCC-S) and Perception of Family-Centered Care-Parents (PFCC-P) questionnaires for use in pediatric nursing in Iran. DESIGN AND METHODS: The study was comprised of six steps. The first five steps included the preparation, forward translation, reconciliation, back translation, and back translation review of the translated questionnaires...
August 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Meghan McDarby, Brian D Carpenter
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors that hinder or facilitate the palliative care consultation team's (PCCT) successful collaboration with other providers from the perspectives of both PCCT and nonpalliative specialists. METHODS: Qualitative study, including semistructured interviews with PCCT and nonpalliative care providers from various specialties at 4 Midwestern hospitals. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed into written text documents for thematic analysis...
August 14, 2018: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
Sonja J Meiers, Sandra K Eggenberger, Norma Krumwiede
Nurse educators have the responsibility to create learning experiences centered on the scientific and praxis foci of the nursing discipline to advance nursing practice with families. Although the nursing profession has ample knowledge about the importance of family nursing and the value of family-focused actions, there is a lack of curricular and teaching models that address nursing practice with families in numerous courses and learning experiences. This article describes the development of a family-focused undergraduate curriculum and teaching-learning practices at Minnesota State University, Mankato in the United States...
August 2018: Journal of Family Nursing
Marie Louise Luttik, Wolter Paans
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August 2018: Journal of Family Nursing
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Moriarty, H., Winter, L., Short, T. H., & True, G. (2018). Exploration of factors related to depressive symptomatology in family members of military veterans with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Family Nursing, 24, 184-216. doi: 10.1177/1074840718773470 .
August 2018: Journal of Family Nursing
Erin R Currie, Steadman L McPeters, Jennifer W Mack
OBJECTIVES: To describe pediatric palliative care (PPC) in pediatric oncology, the importance of PPC for pediatric oncology patients, disparities within pediatric palliative oncology, innovative strategies for improving PPC access in underserved populations, and implications for oncology nursing practice. DATA SOURCES: Published pediatric oncology and palliative peer-reviewed articles and guidance documents. CONCLUSION: Disparities exist within pediatric palliative oncology...
August 9, 2018: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Jason A Webb, Thomas W LeBlanc
OBJECTIVE: To provide a brief review of common palliative care practices in the assessment and management of cancer pain for practicing oncology nurses. DATA SOURCES: Published literature as indexed in Medline, relevant guideline documents, textbooks, and clinical experience. CONCLUSION: All persons with cancer should undergo a comprehensive pain assessment, using validated instruments when possible, and receive expert-guided cancer pain therapy...
August 9, 2018: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Elaine Wittenberg, Anne Reb, Elisa Kanter
OBJECTIVES: To examine nurse communication in cancer care and offer communication strategies for quality palliative care nursing. DATA SOURCES: Communication strategies offered are based on the COMFORT Communication curriculum, an evidence-based communication training program. CONCLUSION: Whole-patient assessment, a major component of palliative care, involves communication that includes eliciting the patient's story, addressing health literacy needs, being mindful of burnout, and relating to the patient and family...
August 9, 2018: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Rajiv Agarwal, Andrew S Epstein
OBJECTIVE: To highlight the importance, challenges, and evolution of advance care planning for patients with cancer. DATA SOURCES: Peer-reviewed journal articles and clinical guidelines. CONCLUSION: Advance care planning is fundamental to support the personhood of patients with advanced cancer. Patients must be encouraged by physicians and nurses to articulate what matters and provides meaning to them as they live, cope, and receive treatment for their cancer...
August 9, 2018: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Jason Rodriquez, Kathrin Boerner
Hospice has grown considerably but the likelihood that someone gets hospice depends on social and organizational practices. This article shows how staff beliefs and work routines influenced hospice utilization in two nursing homes. In one, 76% of residents died on hospice and in the other 24% did. Staff identified barriers to hospice including families who saw hospice as giving up and gaps in the reimbursement system. At the high-hospice nursing home, staff said hospice care extended beyond what they provided on their own...
September 2018: Journal of Aging Studies
Carey Candrian, Alexandra Tsantes, Dan D Matlock, Channing Tate, Jean S Kutner
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to understand patient, caregiver and hospice admission nurses needs during the hospice admission conversation so patients and their caregivers can make informed decisions about hospice. METHODS: Resulting data set from this qualitative study included 60 h of observation and a total of 30 interviews with caregivers, patients and hospice admission nurses. Participants were from a large non-profit hospice; observation settings included: home, hospital and skilled nursing facility...
August 4, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
Alexander J Stratigos, Maria Concetta Fargnoli, Arcangela De Nicolo, Ketty Peris, Susana Puig, Efthymia Soura, Chiara Menin, Donato Calista, Paola Ghiorzo, Mario Mandala, Daniella Massi, Monica Rodolfo, Laura Del Regno, Irene Stefanaki, Helen Gogas, Veronique Bataille, Margaret A Tucker, David Whiteman, Eduardo Nagore, Maria Teresa Landi
BACKGROUND: Many melanoma observational studies have been carried out across different countries and geographic areas using heterogeneous assessments of epidemiologic risk factors and clinical variables. AIM: To develop a consensus questionnaire to standardize epidemiologic and clinical data collection for melanoma risk assessment. METHODS: We used a stepwise strategy that included: compilation of variables from case-control datasets collected at various centers of the MelaNostrum Consortium; integration of variables from published case-control studies; consensus discussion of the collected items by MelaNostrum members; revision by independent experts; addition of online tools and image-based charts; questionnaire testing across centers, and generation of a final draft...
August 10, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Kelly Powers, Charlie L Reeve
BACKGROUND: Family presence during resuscitation is not widely implemented in clinical practice. Prior research about nurse factors that may influence their decision to invite family members to remain in the room during resuscitation is contradictory and inconclusive. OBJECTIVES: To describe intensive care unit nurses' perceptions, self-confidence, and invitations of family presence during resuscitation, and to evaluate differences according to nurse factors. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey design was used for descriptive and correlational analyses...
June 28, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Patricia A Kelly, Kellie A Classen, Craig G Crandall, Jeannette T Crenshaw, Stephanie A Schaefer, Darlene A Wade, Matthew N Cramer, Subhash Aryal, Kelly R Fossee
OBJECTIVE: To determine if a healthy newborn's age in hours (3, 6, or 9 hours after birth) affects thermoregulatory status after the first bath as indicated by axillary (core) and skin temperatures. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental, mixed-model (between subjects and within subjects) design with hours of age as the nonrepeated variable and prebath and postbath temperatures as the repeated variables. SETTING: Family-centered care unit at an urban hospital in the southwestern United States...
August 7, 2018: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
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