Journal of Nursing and Practice

 ISSN: 2578-7071

Journal of Nursing and Practice

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Research Article Pages 116-123

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

Abstract: 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 Tehran, Iran, were invited to participate. Semi-structured interview was the method of data collection. Sampling began purposefully and gradually continued through theoretical sampling based on codes and categories until data saturation was reached. Data analysis was done using the basis of continuous comparative analysis of Strauss & Corbin.


Original Article Pages 109-115

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

Abstract: 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 healthcare professionals including nurses to assess any changes of patient's level of consciousness. The aim of the article is to discuss the importance of GCS in clinical practice, explore the nurse's understanding and practical application of GCS in an acute stroke setting and highlight the strategies of improving GCS competencies of nurses.


Original Article Pages 102-108

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

Abstract: 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. This paper presents the OHN sub-set of a study involving (n = 40) nurses in America and the United Kingdom whose practice embraces activism regarding issues such as climate change, pollution and toxins. The aim was to capture why this OHN subset became environmental activists.


Review Article Pages 95-102

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

Abstract: 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 assess and manage preoperative anxiety. As a consequence the Amsterdam preoperative anxiety and information scale (APAIS) was developed to assess anxiety and the patient's need for information. This literature review aims to examine the validity of APAIS. These papers were critically appraised using a tool for quantitative studies.


Short Note Pages 93-94

A Renewed Call to Compassion

Authors: Lisa A Davis, PhD, RN

Abstract: 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 are places in which providing patient care is expected, but not necessarily caring. Nursing care has come to have two meanings. The first meaning, to provide the care needed for the patient to achieve optimal health includes the various duties a nurse performs throughout the day such as monitoring vital signs, assessing pain, assuring patient safety.


Pilot Study Pages 86-92

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

Abstract: 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. Obtaining adequate prenatal healthcare is essential for reducing prematurity. However, access to primary care is a challenge for many American women who reside in rural communities where there are significant provider shortages, travel distances, and limited public health support services.

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Review Article Pages 81-85

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

Abstract: 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 alcohol consumption. Obesity and overweight are prevalent in nurses.

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Journal Details
  1. Journal: Journal of Nursing and Practice
  2. ISSN: 2578-7071
  3. ISO abbreviation: J Nurs Pract
  4. Other Title: JNP
  5. Pub Type: Open Access