Journal of Nursing and Practice

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/427 Volume 6 Issue 1

Improving the Care Accuracy of Nurses Caring for Allogeneic Arm-Transplant Patients

Authors: Tsai-Rung LIN, Chu-Hung Wang and Feng Yin Chang
As the hands play an important role in work and self-care, all severe hand disabilities due to trauma, work accidents, burns and scalds, and disease will severely affect patients’ physical and menta... Read more

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Literature Review   |   10.36959/545/426 Volume 6 Issue 1

Improving Oral Health in Pediatric Primary Care

Authors: Jennifer Reilly, BSN, RN
Dental caries is one of the most common, preventable pediatric chronic diseases in the United States. At an urban pediatric office in the Southeast, only 39% of patients between the ages of 12 months ... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/425 Volume 6 Issue 1

Barriers to Health Care for Transgender Individuals; Lisa A. Nelson, Kathleen Shurpin Stony Brook University

Authors: Lisa Nelson, DNP, MS, PMHNP and Kathleen Shurpin, PhD
Evidence suggests barriers to TGNC health care, include lack of provider transgender knowledge and transgender sensitivity, lack of provider communication, lack of emotional and physical safe health c... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/424 Volume 5 Issue 3

Complementary and Integrative Interventions for Improving Fatigue and Quality of Life in Adults Receiving Hemodialysis: A Scoping Review

Authors: Ade Komariah and Erna Rochmawati
Fatigue is as a common symptom experienced by patients receiving hemodialysis and can significantly decrease patients’ quality of life. Some studies have been conducted using complementary and integ... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/423 Volume 5 Issue 3

Evaluation of Simulation Scenarios in a Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Nursing: A Cross-Sectional Study

Authors: Marja Silén-Lipponen, PhD, RN, Marja Aijo, PhD, PT and Suvi Aura, PhD, RN
The objective of this study was to describe the current state of scenario-based simulation (SBS) education in a Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing from the perspective of the quality of the scenar... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/422 Volume 5 Issue 3

Implementation of Nursing Process and Its' Associated Factors among Nurses' Working at Public Hospitals of Central Ethiopian, 2020; Institutional Based Cross-sectional Study

Authors: Ebisa Zerihun, Abebe Dechasa, Meseret Robi, Eshetu E Chaka, Guta kune
Nursing process is the scientific problem-solving framework that constitutes the foundation for nursing practice. Incorrectly and inconsistently using the nursing process as functional guideline espec... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/421 Volume 5 Issue 3

Impact of C-level Executives' Leadership Styles in the Healthcare Organizations

Authors: Haroon M Malak, DHSc, MBA, MSc, Bushra Mirza, MSN, APRN, FNP, Madeeha Mirza, PharmD and Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN
One of the most essential elements in increasing an organization's overall performance is its leadership. The leadership style of C-level Executives dictates the organization's culture, overall perfor... Read more

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Commentary   |   10.36959/545/419 Volume 5 Issue 1

Develop Infographics with all Stakeholders on Board

Authors: Tongyao Wang, Joachim G. Voss, Nicolas Schiltz, Nipun Chhabra, Rod Rezaee and Susan R. Mazanec
Health information is a key health management strategy to support patients and family caregivers at home. However, patients often find the health information incomprehensible, which leaves them anxiou... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/418 Volume 5 Issue 1

Acceptance and Attitudes towards the COVID-19 Vaccines between 18-55 Ages: A Mixed Study from Turkey

Authors: Aysegul Yilmaz, RN and Gozde Ozaras Oz, PhD
One of the most effective, safe and cost-effective public health strategies to prevent COVID-19 is vaccine. Vaccines are effective interventions that can reduce the high burden of diseases globally. H... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/417 Volume 5 Issue 1

Determination of the Psychological Care and Information Needs of Patients during the Active Covid-19 Disease

Authors: Gonul DUZGUN, PhD, Burcak SAHIN KOZE, PhD, Duygu GULECSATIR, PhD, Pinar ONGUN, PhD and Nazli Sebnem CARKCI, CNS
During the active COVID-19 disease, fatigue/weakness was the most common symptom. There was a statistically significant relationship between the participants’ information needs and difficulties in m... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/416 Volume 5 Issue 1

Extent to which Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid Screening Guidelines are Adhered to in Selected Health Facilities in Embu County, Kenya before and after Intervention

Authors: Evah MM, Abednego O, Innocent M and Emmah M
Cervical cancer is one of the few diseases that reflect global inequities. In low and middle income countries, its incidence is nearly twice as high and its death rates three times as high compared to... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/415 Volume 5 Issue 1

Nurses Perception of Management Styles and Factors Influencing Retention of Nurses in Ghana: A Cross- Sectional Survey

Authors: Augustine Kumah, MPH, Hillary Selassi Nutakor, RN, BSc, Godwin Gideon Kwaku Dorvlo, RN, MSc, Christoph Sah, RN, B.Ed., BSc, Mordenu Honore Kormla, RN, B.Ed., BSc, Haphsheitu Yahaya, RN, BSc, Dzidefo Tuvor, RN, BSc, MSc, Gifty Birago, BSc and Henry Okorie Ugorji, BSc, MPH
Retention of health professionals in the health sector in Ghana is crucial to address human resource needs of the health sector and to promote efficient and effective healthcare system. Nurses are one... Read more

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Original Research   |   10.36959/545/414 Volume 5 Issue 1

Emotional Exhaustion of Female Nursing Educators

Authors: Nadiah A Baghdadi, PhD, RN
Previous research indicates the prevalence of burnout among nurses and educators. Factors of burnout need to be identified to help prevent its adverse outcomes on work and well-being, especially among... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/411 Volume 5 Issue 1

Factors Influencing Reporting of Medical Errors Amongst Nurses in Pediatric Wards in Three Teaching and Referral Hospitals in Nairobi Kenya

Authors: Jane N Ngivu, Carol Kawila Kyalo and Lillian Muiruri
Service delivery is among the six health system strengthening pillars by World Health Organization. Successful health services bring about effective, quality, safe, personal and non-personal health ca... Read more

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Opinion   |   10.36959/545/410 Volume 5 Issue 1

Opinions of Generation X Nurse Managers on Generation Y Nurses: A Qualitative Study

Authors: Fatma Ay PhD and Şehrinaz Polat PhD
This research was conducted with the aim of determining how generation X nurse managers working in different hospitals perceive generation Y nurses under their management and the general characteristi... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/409 Volume 5 Issue 1

Methodological Integration in Health Research: The Case of Institutional Ethnography, Interpretive Phenomenology, and Critical Discourse Studies

Authors: Abukari Kwame and Pammla M Petrucka
Healthcare problems are complex, dynamic, and interdisciplinary, especially when promoting patient-centered care and communication or honouring patients’ rights during clinical interactions and comm... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/413 Volume 5 Issue 1

Health-Seeking Behaviours and Effect of Prostate Cancer on Male Soldiers in Ghana, a Qualitative Study

Authors: Juliana Gyasi Necku, Emmanuel Anongeba Anaba and Joshua Cobby Azilaku
This study employed a phenomenology qualitative research design. In-depth interviews were conducted among 24 male soldiers living with prostate cancer. Data were collected with the aid of an interview... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/412 Volume 5 Issue 1

Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behaviour among Mizan Aman College of Health Science Students, Bench Sheko Zone, South West Ethiopia, Cross Sectional Study, 2019

Authors: Tigistu Toru and Getahun Chorfu
Substance use and its problems arising are increasing all over the world, and currently together with HIV/ AIDS epidemic, become one of the most threatening and challenging social and public health pr... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/408 Volume 5 Issue 1

Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Perceived Knowledge and Competence of Patient Safety: Comparison between Clinical and Classroom Settings

Authors: Meriam Caboral-Stevens and Gerald Newberry
Safety is one of the six competencies outlined by Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. The study aimed to compare whether there is a difference in self-reported perception of knowledge and compete... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/407 Volume 5 Issue 1

Cultural Tailoring of Electronic Behavior Change Interventions for African Americans

Authors: Shirley M Moore, Elizabeth Williams, Garlandria Johnson, Amy Zhang, Latina Brooks, Cathy Baker and Tanya Smith
The purpose of this study was to seek the views of African Americans about the unique factors on which to culturally tailor when designing electronic behavior change interventions. Ethnic-specific foc... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/406 Volume 5 Issue 1

A Narrative Review of Training Approaches to Address Low Volume High Risk Pediatric Resuscitation Skills

Authors: Ciurzynski SM, PhD, RN NPD-BC,MS, VCE, FNAP, Gottfried JA, DNP, RN, CNS, CPNP-PC, Serwetnyk TM, EdD, RN, NPD-BC, Bezek SK, RN, MS, PPCNP-BC, Zalewski M, MS, RN, CNS, PNP, CCRN-K and Pietraszewski J, MS, RN, CNS, PNP-BC
The aim of this article is to present nursing professionals with clinical practice processes-aligned with current literaturethat educators and nursing leaders at one institution have used to ensure th... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/405 Volume 4 Issue 2

Nurses Contributions to the Health Dimensions of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

Authors: Philip Dekontee Davis RN, MSN Edu
This paper aims to describe nurses’ worldwide contributions to the health dimensions of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Valuable lesson learned from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/404 Volume 4 Issue 2

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Hospitalization in Light of Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort in Nursing: A Literature Review

Authors: Cameron Albright BScN, RN, CMSN(C)
The pandemic has imparted complex threats to patients hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and nursing scholars have identified impaired comfort as a critical patient response secondary to this vir... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/403 Volume 4 Issue 2

Adherence to National Asthma Guidelines in a Pediatric Outpatient Clinic: Why Periodic Education Improves Adherence

Authors: Keshavan Kodandapani, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Patricia Alpert, DrPH, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, Chad L Cross, PhD, PStat(R), David Parks, MD, Sanjay Kandoth, MD, Dianne Yusi, MD and Judi Moran
A pre- post-chart audits of 50 asthmatics assessed provider documentation for asthma classification and treatment according to national guidelines. Once baseline electronic medical records (EMR) audit... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/402 Volume 4 Issue 2

Reframing Therapeutic Nursing Relationships in Acute Care Using the CTNR-A Model

Authors: Cameron Albright, BScN, RN, CMSN(C) and Lisa Doucet, MN, RN
A high nurse-patient ratio exists in acute care settings in which a team-based care delivery is utilized to optimize patient care flow efficiency. Within this structure, nurse-patient relationships ex... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/401 Volume 4 Issue 2

Experiences and Perspectives of the Burn Survivors: Inputs for Protocol Development

Authors: Maria Jelyn S Garcia BSN, MAN and Jibin Kunjavara MSN, MBA
Burn is one of the major culprits in causing morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, disfigurement, and disability to the burn survivors. Several studies have suggested various interventions and managem... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/400 Volume 4 Issue 2

Community Focus Groups Inform Culturally Sensitive Nursing Telehealth Training Curriculum Development

Authors: Mayra S Rascón, Cathleen M Deckers, Mara Bird, Natalia Gatdula, Kathleen M McDermott, and Christine B Costa
Racial and ethnic minority youth and young adults experience disparities in mental health treatment. This study assessed mental healthcare needs among young adults to align graduate psychiatric mental... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/399 Volume 4 Issue 2

Learning Nursing During the Covid-19 Pandemic; Teacher-Support is Exceptionally Important

Authors: Hanne Torbergsen, Britt Karin Utvær, Tove Engan Paulsby and Gørill Haugan
The Covid-19 pandemic affects both students and teachers with its sudden change in study design, causing students studying remotely at home with much uncertainty, and minor relatedness. By only use of... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/398 Volume 4 Issue 1

Antenatal and Postnatal Experiences of Women during Covid-19 Pandemic: The Past Meets the Present

Authors: Alara Barnes and Prof. Jennifer Kelly, PhD
Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is an extremely infectious viral illness that emerged as a world-wide health issue in early 2020. The long-term impact of COVID-19 and the imposed measures to reduce ... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/397 Volume 4 Issue 1

The Effect of Sleep Disturbance on Quality of Life in Pregnant Women

Authors: Dilek Celikgoz and Gul Pinar
This cross-sectional and descriptive study conducted in a State University Hospital Obstetrics Clinic in Ankara, Turkey. In the collection of data, Individual Information Form, Pittsburgh Sleep Qualit... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/396 Volume 4 Issue 1

Application of the Teaching Method of PAD Teaching Method Combined with Mind Map in Surgical Nursing

Authors: Bo Zhou, Liang Yu, Dan Wang and Yun Liu
48 students of nursing class 1 of grade 2019 were selected as the control group, and 51 students of nursing class 2 of grade 2019 were selected as the research group; the traditional teaching method w... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/395 Volume 4 Issue 1

Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease Who Show Defensive Behaviours. Part 2: Situation-Specific Fundamentals of Care Practice Process

Authors: Sylvie Rey, Philippe Voyer, Myriam Gauthier, Camille Savoie, Marie-Soleil Hardy, Suzanne Bouchard and Clémence Dallaire
This article amis to present a clinical practice process which is essential for nurses and nursing students caring for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) who show defensive behaviours. This... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/394 Volume 4 Issue 1

Standardization and Safety: Evaluation of Inpatient Nurse Huddle Routines and Practices at an Academic Health Care System during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors: Elizabeth Mangin, Pamela Bailey, DO, MPH, Kaila Cooper, RN, MSN, Rachel Pryor, RN, MPH, Ginger Vanhoozer, RN, Emily Godbout, DO, MPH, Robin Hemphill, MD, MPH, Michael P Stevens, MD, MPH, Michelle Doll, MD, MPH and Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH
Daily safety huddles improve patient safety, worker efficiency and promote a culture of safety within a healthcare system. Huddles are most effective when they are short, well-attended and follow a co... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/393 Volume 4 Issue 1

The Forgotten Epidemic: A Niagara Health System Initiative to Reduce Postoperative Opioid Consumption

Authors: Maham Khalid, BMSc, Tasnim Zaman, MSc, HBSc, Michael Szpejda, MD, Ian Brown, MD, FRCSC, Ekta Khemani, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Opioid over-prescription is a great driver in the opioid epidemic, and there is significant variability in postsurgical prescriptions. This paper describes a large-scale quality improvement campaign a... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/392 Volume 4 Issue 1

Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease Who Show Defensive Behaviours: Part 1: Four Essential Pieces of Nursing Knowledge

Authors: Sylvie Rey, Clémence Dallaire, Marie-Soleil Hardy, Philippe Voyer, Suzanne Bouchard, Myriam Gauthier and Camille Savoie
When caring for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and showing aggressive behaviours, nurses must perform a knowledge-based nursing practice to better understand the people’s needs and su... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/391 Volume 4 Issue 1

AKnowledge and Attitudes Regarding Cervical Cancer Screening among Women in Debre Markos Town, Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia: Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

Authors: Bewket Yeserah Aynalem, Kiber Temesgen Anteneh and Mihretu Molla Enyew
Cervical cancer is the most common type of malignancy among all malignancies for women worldwide with 527,600 cases and 265,700 deaths every year. This research aimed to assess the knowledge of cervic... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/390 Volume 4 Issue 1

Application of Caring Theory to Psychological Distress in the COVID-19 Crisis

Authors: Tintu Thomas, BSN, RN
This paper will discuss Jean Watson’s caring theory, caritas process® number one in relation to psychological distress experienced by intensive care unit nurses in the care of patients with Novel C... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/389 Volume 4 Issue 1

Nurses and COVID-19

Authors: Siniša Franjić
The virus which causes COVID-19 is most often transmitted through droplets that occur when an infected person coughs, sneezes or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to fly through the air and fall q... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/388 Volume 4 Issue 1

Nurse Midwives Create a Meaningful Birth Experience within a Laborist Care Model

Authors: Wanda R Gibbons, DNP, MSN, CNM and Susan J Appel, PhD, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN, FAHA
In a laborist service, midwives and physicians meet the women they will care for and deliver when those patients present in labor. Laborist midwives and physicians provide evidence-based care while es... Read more

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Case Report   |   10.36959/545/387 Volume 3 Issue 1

Healthy Infant Born to a Mother Infected with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Case Report from Lebanon

Authors: Linda Abou-Abbas, PhD, Zeina Nasser, PhD, Abdelwahab El Aly, MD, Matta Matta, MD, Inas El Chami, RN, Nada Ghosn, MD, and Hamad Hassan, PhD
This case report describes the clinical outcomes of pregnant women infected with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and assesses the vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection from the pregnant wo... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/386 Volume 3 Issue 1

Comprehensive Stroke Management in the Era of COVID-19: Mind the Team

Authors: S Masci, RN, V De Zuane, RN, C Di Schino, MD, F Costantini, MD, C Capoccia, RN, C Colosimo, MD, MS Dioguardi, MD
In the context of the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the ability to deliver timely and efficacious care must be balanced with the risk of infectio... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/385 Volume 3 Issue 1

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2) and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Early Months

Authors: Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Angela Vassallo, MPH, MS, CIC, FAPIC and Rebecca Taylor Alvino, RN, MS, CNS, CIC, CNOR
SARS-CoV-2 is a highly contagious disease that spreads rapidly. Epidemiologists use the term R0 to describe the infectiousness of a disease, with R0 being equal to the average number of secondary case... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/384 Volume 3 Issue 1

Older Adults and Their Life Experience: What Can We Learn from Them?

Authors: Ami Rokach and David Berman
This study contemplates the role which reminiscing by older adults can play in facilitating beneficial outcomes by helping prepare for end of life via creating a cohesive life narrative and generative... Read more

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Original Research   |   10.36959/545/383 Volume 3 Issue 1

Psychological Experiences of Patients with COVID-19: A Phenomenological Study

Authors: Siqian Wang, MSN, RN, Yingjie Liu, MSN, RN, Hangying She, BSN, RN, Tongyao Wang, BSN, RN, Jie Chen, BSN, RN, Xingmei Feng, BSN, RN, Chao-Pin Hsiao, PhD, RN, FAAN
Millions of lives have been affected and under psychological distress amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. However, existing studies mainly focused on the physical or psychological experi... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/382 Volume 3 Issue 1

Rural Nursing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Snapshot of Nurses’ Experiences from Aotearoa New Zealand

Authors: Jean Ross, Samuel Mann and Griffin Leonard
This qualitative study involved nine rural nurse paticipants from New Zealand. All participants engaged with an individual zoom interview, during the pandemic lockdown. The interviews were conducted a... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/381 Volume 3 Issue 1

Experiences of New Mothers with Premature Babies in Neonatal Care Units: A Qualitative Study

Authors: Gul Pinar and Hulya Erbaba
Although mother-newborn attachment is very important for infant development babies in need of neonatal intensive care have to be separated from their mothers. A mother might experience distress in bon... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/380 Volume 3 Issue 1

Transition from Military Health Care Provider to Nursing Student

Authors: Jana C Saunders, PhD, RN, Patricia Francis-Johnson, DNP, RN and Melinda Mitchell Jones, MSN, JD, RN
To describe the transition process from military health care provider to nursing student from the perspective of the student veteran and to discover the types of resources, assets and liabilities invo... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/379 Volume 3 Issue 1

Psychological Problems and Intervention Strategies of Front- Line Nurses Fighting against Covid-19

Authors: Bo Zhou, Gan Wang and Yun Liu
The front-line nurses who fight against the Covid-19 epidemic situation have high work intensity, high risk of infection and high risk of mental health. Psychological intervention is very important fo... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/378 Volume 3 Issue 1

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Greek 'Miracle'

Authors: Antigoni Fountouki, MSc, PhD, Dimitrios Kosmidis, MSc, PhD and Dimitrios Theofanidis, MSc, PhD
Positive outcomes in Greece were due to the following actions and initiatives taken early on during this worldwide health crisis: The correct and swift identification of the first positive case alerte... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/377 Volume 3 Issue 1

Impact of Caregiver Support on Patient Self-Care Outcomes with Heart Failure: A Systematic Review

Authors: Nader R Alnomasy, MSN, RN, AGNP, Ph.D
The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the impact on patient outcomes of caregivers’ contribution to heart failure (HF) self-care. The reason for choosing this condition is because of t... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/376 Volume 3 Issue 1

Innovation during Disruption: Implementing a Nurse Anesthesiology Educational Program during a Pandemic

Authors: Catherine Horvath, DNP, CRNA, Marjorie Everson, PhD, CRNA, Victoria Goode, PhD, CRNA, and Bruce A Schoneboom, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing was scheduled to launch a new nurse anesthesiology program slated to be on-campus and in-person but this was plan was drastically altered by the pandemic induced pr... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/375 Volume 3 Issue 1

Not Just Big Kids: Paediatric Intensive Care Nurses’ Experience of Working in Adult Intensive Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic in A UK Hospital

Authors: Heather Burnett, Philippa Gibson and Catia Pinto
The aim of the article was to collect and analyse the experiences of paediatric intensive care nurses redeployed to adult intensive care during COVID-19. A survey was sent to 31 re-deployed paediatric... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/374 Volume 3 Issue 1

Geriatric Care in Nursing Curriculum in Saudi Arabia: A Nursing Student’s Perspective

Authors: Laila Alharbi, BSN, RN
As the population continues to improve life expectancy rates, so too the numbers of elderly who require care outside the traditional family setting rises. This leads to an increased demand on the heal... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/373 Volume 3 Issue 1

Factors Facilitating or Hindering the Implementation of Electronic Health Records at Primary Health Care Units as Perceived by the Health Care Providers

Authors: Heba Mohamed Farrag Elsyed, Nora Ahmed Bassiuoni and Ebtsam Abou Hashish
Electronic health records (EHRs) have the potential to significantly affect the practice of primary care by improving the quality of care, reducing costs, and improving health outcomes. Many factors c... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/545/372 Volume 3.1 Issue 1

Nurses Wellbeing and Primary Nursing: The Experience of the Emergency Surgical Ward in the General Hospital in Piacenza

Authors: Nicastro M, PhD, Liguori P, PhD and Mozzarelli Fabio, PhD
The growing complex of organizations and the new demand for people's health care lead to a planned and personalized care solution. Primary nursing is a new model of care focused on the people to be tr... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/371 Volume 3 Issue 1

Optimizing Support and Hope: The Process of Self-Care among Women with HIV/AIDS

Authors: Farzaneh Kashefi, Fatemeh Oskouie, Forough Rafii, Mohammad Mehdi Gouya and Marjan Khajehei
We aimed to identify the level of self-care and its related factors in women with HIV/AIDS. In this qualitative study, 30 women with HIV/AIDS attending behavioral diseases counseling centers in Tehra... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/545/370 Volume 3 Issue 1

Improving Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) Competency of Nurses in One Acute Stroke Unit - A Nursing Initiative Project

Authors: Elmer Catangui, RN, RM, MBA, MSN, PhD Student
Deterioration is common during acute phase of stroke. Early identification and detection of stroke is important monitoring role of a nurse. The Glasgow coma scale (GCS) has been used predominantly by... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/545/369 Volume 3 Issue 1

Occupational Health Nurses' Wider Vision and Advocacy for a Greener, Safer World

Authors: Louise Terry, PhD, SFHEA, LLB (Hons), FIBMS and Karen Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S
Occupational health nurses (OHNs) have provided health support to workers for 140 years. Some adopt additional responsibilities beyond the workplace towards the wider community and the environment. T... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/368 Volume 3 Issue 1

Is the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale (APAIS) a Valid Tool in Guiding the Management of Preoperative Anxiety in Adult Patients? A Literature Review

Authors: Sarah Spanner and Lynn Sayer
Preoperative anxiety is a common problem that affects 60-85% of patients undergoing elective surgery and results in adverse outcomes. However, health professionals’ often have little time to fully ... Read more

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Short Note   |   10.36959/545/367 Volume 3 Issue 1

A Renewed Call to Compassion

Authors: Lisa A Davis, PhD, RN
Hospitals are busy, often chaotic places with myriad requirements which take up nursing time - attending committee meetings, renewing certifications, making rounds, and providing care. Hospitals ar... Read more

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Pilot Study   |   10.36959/545/366 Volume 3 Issue 1

Pilot Test of an Evidence-Based Clinical Intervention to Reduce Rural Preterm Births using Mobile Technology and Community Health Worker Support

Authors: Mary E Cramer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Amy L Ford, DNP, RN, Kevin A Kupzyk, PhD and Fernando Wilson, PhD
Preterm birth is a priority health problem in the U.S. One in ten babies in the U.S. is born before 37 weeks gestation, which results in lengthy hospitalizations and sometimes lifelong health problems... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/365 Volume 3 Issue 1

Effectiveness of Lifestyle Health Promotion Interventions for Nurses: Protocol for a Systematic Review

Authors: Holly Blake, PhD, Melanie Narayanasamy, PhD, Mark E Batt, MB DM FFSEM and Kamlesh Khunti MD, PhD, FMedSci
Risky lifestyle behaviours amongst nurses have been well documented. Studies have shown non-adherence among nurses to national public health guidelines for physical activity, diet, smoking, and alcoho... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/364 Volume 2 Issue 2

Navigating Evidence Based Practice: A Guide for Nursing Students

Authors: Lissa Gagnon
Nurses have, as part of their professional standards, an obligation to be able to explain and support their clinical decisions on the basis of evidence-based practice (EBP). For example, in Ontario, t... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/545/363 Volume 2 Issue 2

The Coping with the Oppressed Feelings Program: A Pilot Feasibility Study for Employed Female Caregivers of Aging Parents

Authors: Yumi Hashizume
Thousands of older, Japanese adults are cared for by employed female family members. In 2016, 27% (34 million) of the population was over 65 years of age, and approximately 18% (6 million) were care r... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/362 Volume 2 Issue 1

Importance of Web-Based Education in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Authors: Berna Nilgun Ozgursoy Uran, Yasemin Yıldırım, Fisun Senuzun Aykar and Belkıs Unsal
Patient education is a learning process which intends to determine the problems about health, to bring the health improvement behavior and to make a person in a state of exact well-being. There are ma... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/361 Volume 2 Issue 1

Perception of Nursing Staff towards Disclosure of Adverse Events

Authors: Ghee Hian Limeli, Min Tun Win, Neo Soon Keow, Preetha Ramachandran and Choon Bin Wee
The patients and their relatives today are well educated and have better awareness of their medical conditions and rights. This narrowed information and knowledge gap between the patients and the heal... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/360 Volume 1 Issue 2

Effects of a Self-Report Workbook Intervention on Cancer Patients' Empowerment within the Context of Patient Education

Authors: Vaartio-Rajalin Heli, Puukka Pauli, Leino-Kilpi Helena and Berger Christina
The aim of this article is to describe the empowering outcomes of a patient education intervention using a self-report workbook with the focus on patients' self-perceived knowledge expectations and sa... Read more

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Commentary   |   10.36959/545/359 Volume 1 Issue 2

Ethics of Behavior: Expressions to Say Otherwise Our Behavior in the Palliative Care Area Said

Authors: Bernard TROUDE
The highly digitized and highly programmed period obliges all individuals to squander the sense of all social values because of the profitability and the means granted to it alone and not to the human... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/358 Volume 1 Issue 2

Minimum Sample Size Requirements for a Validation Study of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

Authors: Colin R Martin and Caroline J Hollins Martin
The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is a theoretically anchored and easy to administer multi-dimensional measure of the birth satisfaction construct. The use of the BSS-R Internationa... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/545/357 Volume 1 Issue 1

Improving Tissue Integrity in Intensive Care Unit Patients

Authors: Stacie Hearell and Jessica Naber
Throughout clinical experiences in western Kentucky intensive care units, it has been observed that critically ill patients are not receiving fully implemented skin care practice according to hospital... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/356 Volume 1 Issue 1

Woman's Experience of Childbirth: Qualitative Analysis from Data Derived from the 30-Item-Birth-Satisfaction-Scale

Authors: Susan Procter, Caroline J Hollins Martin, Derek Larkin and Colin R Martin
Birth satisfaction encompasses a woman's evaluation of her birth experience and includes factors such as her appraisal of the quality of care she received, a personal assessment of how she coped, and ... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/545/355 Volume 1 Issue 1

Cognitive Age and Usability of Health Website among Older Adults

Authors: Meriam Caboral-Stevens
Chronological age is widely used in the literature as an objective measure. Age is more than a physical state; it is also a state of mind. Cognitive age refers to how a person perceives their age to b... Read more

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RESEARCH ARTICLE   |   10.36959/545/354 Volume 1 Issue 1

Managing Oral Health: Knowledge and Perceptions of California Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Authors: Eileen K Fry-Bowers and Paul Gavaza
In 2000, the United States (U.S.) Surgeon General's Report identified dental disease as a silent epidemic and linked an individual's oral health to their overall health and well-being. Shortly there a... Read more

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