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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102557/cardiovascular-disease-and-prediabetes-as-complex-illness-people-s-perspectives
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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/28095762/a-moral-profession
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Roger Newham, Louise Terry, Siobhan Atherley, Sinead Hahessy, Yolanda Babenko-Mould, Marilyn Evans, Karen Ferguson, Graham Carr, S H Cedar
BACKGROUND: Lack of compassion is claimed to result in poor and sometimes harmful nursing care. Developing strategies to encourage compassionate caring behaviours are important because there is evidence to suggest a connection between having a moral orientation such as compassion and resulting caring behaviour in practice. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to articulate a clearer understanding of compassionate caring via nurse educators' selection and use of published texts and film...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054440/-sufficient-health-as-perceived-by-thai-villagers-a-qualitative-study
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Manee Arpanantikul, Rutja Phuphaibul, Kusuma Khuwatsumrit
Globalization has led to the rapid modernization of Thai villagers' traditional lifestyle, with significant consequential changes in health. The integration of the sufficiency economy philosophy with health - a concept known as "sufficient health" - can improve health and wellbeing; however, little is known of the actual meaning of "sufficient health." This qualitative study explored the meaning of sufficient health as perceived by Thai villagers. Data were collected from 122 villagers living in a rural Thai community and analyzed using content analysis...
January 5, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033072/historic-leadership
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Ellen F Johnsen, Katherine J Pohlman
School nursing practice establishes itself in the midst of both education and nursing philosophies, ethics, standards, laws, and regulations. Treading these two worlds is difficult at times and requires that a school nurse possess a strong foundational knowledge base, seek professional collaboration, and navigate conflicting professional demands in order to promote student and public safety. This article is Part 1 of a four-part series that recounts the inspiring story of a school nurse, Ellen Johnsen, who did just that back in the 1980s in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma...
January 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009093/contract-theories-and-partnership-in-health-care-a-philosophical-inquiry-to-the-philosophy-of-john-rawls-and-seyla-benhabib
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Sylvia Määttä, Kim Lützén, Stina Öresland
Over the last 20 years, a paternalistic view in health care has been losing ground. The question about less asymmetrical positions in the healthcare professional-patient relationship is, for example, being addressed by the increased emphasis on person-centred care, promoted in disciplines such as medicine and nursing. Partnership is considered as a key component in person-centred care. Although the previous studies have addressed the attributes inherent in partnership, there is still potential for further discussion on how the various interpretations of partnership influence their use in healthcare literature...
December 23, 2016: Nursing Philosophy: An International Journal for Healthcare Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992279/compassion-and-care-at-the-end-of-life-oncology-nurses-experiences-in-south-east-iran
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Mahnaz Ghaljeh, Sedigheh Iranmanesh, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Batool Tirgari, Behjat Kalantarri
BACKGROUND: End of life (EOL) care is newly established in the Iranian context. Context, in this case, refers to the internal and external manifestation of the nurse values, norms and experiences that are learnt throughout life. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore nurses' experiences of caring for dying patients in Iran. METHODS: A phenomenological hermeneutic approach, influenced by the philosophy of Ricoeur, was used to analyse 10 oncology nurses' experiences of caring for dying persons...
December 2016: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969018/nursing-theory-as-a-guide-into-uncharted-waters-research-with-parents-of-children-undergoing-cancer-treatment
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Jouhayna Bajjani-Gebara, Pamela G Reed
Being a parental caregiver for a child who is undergoing cancer treatment profoundly impacts significant numbers of parental caregivers and their well-being. This article focuses on the use of theory, philosophy, and empirical knowledge in guiding research designed to both describe and explain influences on well-being of parental caregivers of children undergoing cancer treatment. Other aspects of the research are discussed as well, including practice-relevant findings. Findings indicated the co-existence of both positive and negative well-being and that each has unique predictors...
November 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964815/nexus-making-efficient-use-of-limited-resources
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Barbara K Haas, Debra D Mark, Sandra A LeVasseur, Scott R Ziehm, David P Hrabe, Margaret F Clayton, Aeza Hafalia, Paula McNeil
Faculty to teach and mentor doctoral nursing students are and will continue to be in short supply. Coupled with ever-increasing resource-constricted educational environments, doctoral programs are challenged to provide high-quality education with limited resources. The Nursing Education Exchange (NEXus) is a viable solution to help meet that challenge. This article presents an overview of the origins and evolution of NEXus, financial considerations, and basic steps for joining NEXus, along with 4 exemplars...
November 2016: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964812/the-value-of-preparing-phd-students-as-research-mentors-application-of-kram-s-temporal-mentoring-model
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Kristen Abbott-Anderson, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, Annmarie A Lyles
The ability to successfully mentor others is an essential skill necessary for building and strengthening an infrastructure of well-prepared nurse faculty to accelerate advancements in nursing science. Mentoring is a fundamental part of the nurse faculty role, but new faculty are often unprepared to take on mentoring roles early in their academic career. Applied training in research mentoring initiated during doctor of philosophy (PhD) programs may better prepare future faculty to manage teaching and mentoring responsibilities earlier and with greater confidence...
November 2016: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930399/practical-discourse-revisited-hermeneutics-at-the-intersection-of-philosophy-and-nursing
#10
Stephen M Padgett
Three early papers by Janice Thompson-Practical Discourse, Critical Scholarship, and Hermeneutic Inquiry-are examined in reference to the historical context of the time (1985-1990), and implications for current scholarship. Hermeneutic philosophy has been neglected in recent years, overshadowed by its weaker cousin phenomenology. I argue that renewed attention to hermeneutics would help us focus on the "situatedness" of nursing scholars, the class politics of academia, and a better balance in interpretative work between faith and suspicion...
December 6, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923777/parent-and-clinician-preferences-for-an-asthma-app-to-promote-adolescent-self-management-a-formative-study
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Lorie L Geryk, Courtney A Roberts, Adam J Sage, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Betsy L Sleath, Delesha M Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Most youth asthma apps are not designed with parent and clinician use in mind, and rarely is the app development process informed by parent or clinician input. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to generate formative data on the use, attitudes, and preferences for asthma mHealth app features among parents and clinicians, the important stakeholders who support adolescents with asthma and promote adolescent self-management skills. METHODS: We conducted a mixed-methods study from 2013 to 2014 employing a user-centered design philosophy to acquire feedback from a convenience sample of 20 parents and 6 clinicians...
December 6, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905177/expressions-of-cultural-safety-in-public-health-nursing-practice
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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/27895209/holistic-nursing-simulation-a-concept-analysis
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Bonni S Cohen, Rebecca Boni
Simulation as a technology and holistic nursing care as a philosophy are two components within nursing programs that have merged during the process of knowledge and skill acquisition in the care of the patients as whole beings. Simulation provides opportunities to apply knowledge and skill through the use of simulators, standardized patients, and virtual settings. Concerns with simulation have been raised regarding the integration of the nursing process and recognizing the totality of the human being. Though simulation is useful as a technology, the nursing profession places importance on patient care, drawing on knowledge, theories, and expertise to administer patient care...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883878/effect-of-the-postpartum-hospital-environment-on-the-attainment-of-mothers-and-fathers-goals
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Jenny Gaboury, Shalisa Capaday, Jennifer Somera, Margaret Purden
OBJECTIVE: To describe mothers' and fathers' goals in the postpartum period and how the hospital environment enables or hinders the attainment of these goals. DESIGN: A qualitative descriptive design was used to explore participants' perceptions. SETTING: Mothers and fathers were recruited on the postpartum unit of an urban hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Ten mothers and eight fathers participated. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted with mothers and fathers individually...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855575/a-demonstration-of-mixed-methods-research-in-the-health-sciences
#15
Janet Katz, Roxanne Vandermause, Sterling McPherson, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker
Background The growth of patient, community and population-centred nursing research is a rationale for the use of research methods that can examine complex healthcare issues, not only from a biophysical perspective, but also from cultural, psychosocial and political viewpoints. This need for multiple perspectives requires mixed-methods research. Philosophy and practicality are needed to plan, conduct, and make mixed-methods research more broadly accessible to the health sciences research community. The traditions and dichotomy between qualitative and quantitative research makes the application of mixed methods a challenge...
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805746/digital-recording-as-a-teaching-and-learning-method-in-the-skills-laboratory
#16
Ingebjørg Strand, Lise Gulbrandsen, Åshild Slettebø, Dagfinn Nåden
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to get information on how nursing students react to, think about and learn from digital recording as a learning and teaching method over time. BACKGROUND: Based on the teaching and learning philosophy of the university college, we used digital recording as a tool in our daily sessions in skills laboratory. However, most of the studies referred to in the background review had a duration of from only a few hours to a number of days...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798436/reorienting-esthetic-knowing-as-an-appropriate-object-of-scientific-inquiry-to-advance-understanding-of-a-critical-pattern-of-nursing-knowledge-in-practice
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Miriam Bender, Dina Elias
The esthetic pattern of knowing is critical for nursing practice, yet remains weakly defined and understood. This gap has arguably relegated esthetic knowing to an "ineffable" creativity that resists transparency and understanding, which is a barrier to articulating its value for nursing and its importance in producing beneficial health outcomes. Current philosophy of science developments are synthesized to argue that esthetic knowing is an appropriate "object" of scientific inquiry. Examples of empirical scholarship that can be conceived as scientific inquiry into manifestations of esthetic knowing are highlighted...
October 28, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714954/nursing-with-care-a-meditation-in-three-voices-in-memoriam-john-s-drummond
#18
Christine Ceci, Mary Ellen Purkis, Francine Wynn
This paper is a written version of a talk given at the 19(th) International Philosophy of Nursing conference to honour the contributions of Dr. John S. Drummond, nurse and philosopher, to an ongoing and collective project we could call 'thinking nursing'. Over the course of his career, John Drummond published a series of essays, building on his reading of the works of continental philosophers such as Nietzsche, Lyotard or Deleuze, that draw us to nursing as a matter of concern, and that through their incisive analyses, help us to pay attention to the changes that are going on with nursing now...
January 2017: Nursing Philosophy: An International Journal for Healthcare Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708809/pragmatism-and-integrated-knowledge-translation-exploring-the-compatabilities-and-tensions
#19
Lorelli Nowell
AIM: This paper presents a discussion of the role of the philosophy of pragmatism in the integrated knowledge translation approach to research. DESIGN: Critical inquiry is used to discuss bringing pragmatic philosophy and the integrated knowledge translation approach to research together to advance nursing knowledge. METHODS: This paper draws from the literature written on the philosophy of pragmatism and from the current literature on knowledge translation...
November 2015: Nursing Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682387/developing-a-culture-of-relationship-centred-care-in-a-care-home-group
#20
Christine Smith, Susan Dray
This article outlines the development of a new way of working across a group of care homes in south east Wales, based on a philosophy of relationship-centred care and an ethos of empowerment for older people in the homes. The underpinning aim was to enable residents to have a good quality of life, reflecting recommendations made by the Older People's Commissioner for Wales in a 2014 review into the quality of life and care of older people living in care homes in the country. After the introduction of the new way of working, the care home group were approached by a university to take part in a collaborative project offering nursing students clinical placements in the care homes, mentored by registered nurses employed there...
September 29, 2016: Nursing Older People
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