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Canadian Journal of Nursing Research

Eloise C J Carr, Marc Hall, Cydnee Seneviratne
BACKGROUND: Pain, particularly chronic pain, represents a global health burden. The provision of undergraduate pain education for health professionals remains suboptimal, and yet pain features as an important competency for successful licensure in Canada. PURPOSE: To explore what clinical events undergraduate nursing students identify as critical to their learning. If pain featured, then to describe the nature of the pain incident. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional design with a thematic analysis of year 3 undergraduate student nurses' assignments was used...
March 21, 2019: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Phyllis Montgomery, Sharolyn Mossey, Karen McCauley
BACKGROUND: Accessible, appropriate, and affordable housing is recognized as essential for the well-being of all Canadians. Securing and maintaining housing tenure for individuals living with chronic health and social challenges can be compromised without appropriate services. There has been limited research into the priorities to enhance supportive housing services from the perspective of individuals living with mental illness in smaller urban and rural communities. PURPOSE: The purpose was to describe the priorities for supportive housing from the viewpoints of tenants recovering from mental illness in northeastern Ontario...
March 14, 2019: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Donna M Wilson, Ye Shen, Stephen Birch
BACKGROUND: Dying people and older people have often been thought of as high users of hospitals, but current population-based evidence is needed to confirm or refute this claim. PURPOSE: Quantitative population-based study designed to identify and describe hospital patients who are high users. METHODS: Data for all 2014-2015 Canadian hospital patients (excluding Quebec) were analyzed to identify and describe high users through descriptive-comparative and regression analysis tests...
March 7, 2019: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Phyllis Montgomery, Sharolyn Mossey, Carla Rice, Karen McCauley, Eliza Chandler, Nadine Changfoot, Angela Underhill
Little is known about the experiences of healthcare providers as research participants in qualitative studies employing methods that encourage disclosure of their own disabilities. In this paper, we describe the experiences and implications of creating personal stories of disability and difference for healthcare provider participants in an arts-based study. The study design is a supplementary secondary analysis of a subset of data from a larger study focused on transforming negative concepts of disability and difference entitled, Mobilizing New Meanings of Disability and Difference: Using Arts-Based Approaches to Advance Healthcare Inclusion for Women with Disabilities...
March 7, 2019: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Lynn S Scruby, Hazel A Rona, Beverly D Leipert, Heather L Mair, Wanda M Snow
BACKGROUND: Health and well-being are multifaceted, with several lifestyle factors contributing (positively or negatively) to one's health status. PURPOSE: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the health of rural women in the context of the sport of curling and curling clubs. As part of a national study, this study highlights findings from 17 female participants from two rural communities in Manitoba. METHODS: Qualitative data were collected using photovoice...
February 26, 2019: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Lindsey Vold, Meghan Lynch, Wanda Martin
STUDY BACKGROUND: Quality, accessibility, and affordability of housing and food are public health and nursing concerns. Yet, intersections between housing and food security are relatively understudied. PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to examine the evidence describing the relationship between food security and housing interventions, and second, describing specific opportunities for targeted strategies for nursing practice and research. METHODS: Arksey and O'Malley's scoping review method was followed to search housing and food security research...
February 25, 2019: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Anita Subedi, Dana S Edge, Catherine L Goldie, Monakshi Sawhney
BACKGROUND: Since 2008, Bhutanese refugees have been resettled in Canada, including Ottawa. This relocation and resettling process is associated with significant physical and psychological stress, as individuals acclimatize to a new country. PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between coping strategies and psychological well-being of Bhutanese refugees resettled in Ottawa. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey utilizing a convenience sample of adults (n = 110) was conducted in the fall of 2015 in Ottawa...
February 11, 2019: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Ifeoma E Ezeobele, Rachel McBride, Allison Engstrom, Scott D Lane
INTRODUCTION: Inpatient aggression poses consistent complications for psychiatric hospitals. It can affect patient and staff safety, morale, and quality of care. Research on staff attitudes toward patient aggression is sparse. PURPOSE: The study explored staff attitudes toward patient aggression by hospital position types and years of experience in a psychiatric hospital. We predicted that staff experiencing patient aggression would be related to working in less trained positions, having less psychiatric work experience, and demonstrating attitudes that were consistent with attributes internal to the patient and not external...
January 22, 2019: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche en Sciences Infirmières
Anna Marrocco, Maher M El-Masri
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January 21, 2019: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Emily Yakimchuk
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January 7, 2019: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Lynne A Potvin, Barbara M Barnett, Hilary K Brown, Virginie Cobigo
BACKGROUND: Since the illegalization of involuntary sterilization of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, there has been an increase in childbearing in this population. However, women with intellectual and developmental disabilities continue to experience prejudicial attitudes toward their pregnancies. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the experiences of women with intellectual and developmental disabilities regarding their perceptions of support persons' attitudes toward their pregnancies...
January 2, 2019: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Sandra P Small, Denise English, Glenys Moran, Patricia Grainger, Geraldine Cashin
BACKGROUND: Studies indicate that incivility is common in nursing education and perpetuated by both students and faculty. Academic incivility negatively affects the well-being of those involved, interferes with the teaching-learning process, and is antithetical to nursing as a caring profession. An understanding of academic incivility is essential to establish best practices to address this problem. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine incivility in nursing academia from the perspective of baccalaureate nursing students...
December 30, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Sarah Benbow, Cheryl Forchuk, Helene Berman, Carolyne Gorlick, Catherine Ward-Griffin
Mothering while homeless poses significant barriers in achieving health and unique challenges while parenting without a home. The contextual processes shaping mothers' experiences of social exclusion and homelessness, and the internalized impacts on homeless mothers' lives, are reported on in this article. Critical narrative methodology was employed with 41 participants comprised of 26 mothers experiencing homelessness, and 15 service providers who provided care to mothers experiencing homelessness participated in this study...
December 26, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Lenora Marcellus
STUDY BACKGROUND: Journals are key learning mechanisms for nursing organizations. Analysis of publications provides opportunities to explore influences, priorities, and perspectives of nurses over time. PURPOSE: To identify historical trends in maternal-infant health and nursing practice. METHODS: Historical bibliometric and content analysis of articles in The Canadian Nurse, 1905-2015. Six hundred sixty-eight lead publications in the journal were identified...
December 21, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Viola Manokore, Genelie Ivana Rosalia, Fauziya Ali, Sarah Letersky, Ivy Owusu Piadu, Lola Palmer-Virgo
BACKGROUND: There is substantial evidence that students' sense of belonging in clinical practice influence their motivation, learning, and acquisition of skills. Despite the importance of belongingness in clinical education, not many studies have been done in the Canadian context in general and practical nurse education in particular. PURPOSE: The main objective of this study was to explore practical nursing students' experiences in clinical education with regard to their sense of belongingness...
December 18, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Shannon Dames
PURPOSE: This study explores the impact of interplaying and often compounding factors and the resulting ability to thrive as a novice nurse. Novice nurse attrition rates continue to be high, compounding concerns of an impending nursing shortage. There is currently a lack of research that seeks to understand how the interplay of contextual factors impacts novice nurses' ability to manage the stressors endemic in the field. DESIGN: The study was performed using a Basic Qualitative Research approach...
December 5, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Rui-Rui Huang, Ri-Hua Xie, Shi Wu Wen, Shao-Lin Chen, Qin She, Yan-Nan Liu, Denise Harrison
INTRODUCTION: High-quality synthesized evidence of sweet taste analgesia in neonates exists. However, Chinese databases have never been included in previous systematic reviews of sweet solutions for procedural pain. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of Chinese literature evaluating analgesic effects of sweet solutions for neonates. Data sources: Wang Fang, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database. Data extraction and analysis: Two authors screened studies for inclusion and conducted risk of bias ratings and data extraction...
November 22, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Jill Vihos, Florence Myrick, Olive Yonge
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to explore the basic psychosocial process of undergraduate nursing student moral development in clinical preceptorship. METHOD: A grounded theory approach was used to explore the process within the context of clinical practice and the student-preceptor-faculty member relationship. RESULTS: Socializing for authentic caring engagement in nursing practice emerged from the data as the basic psychosocial process of nursing student moral development in preceptorship...
November 21, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Asnat Dor, Michal Mashiach Eizenberg, Ofra Halperin
BACKGROUND: Hospital nurses' experience of their profession differs from that of community clinic nurses due to different working conditions and settings. PURPOSE: To compare hospital nurses and community clinic nurses as to the mediating role of burnout on motivation and empathy. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 457 nurses completed four questionnaires: Demographic, Motivation Questionnaire, the Maslach Burnout Inventory, and the Toronto Empathy Questionnaire...
November 5, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Eleni Tsilika, Antonis Galanos, Tzanis Polykandriotis, Efi Parpa, Kyriaki Mystakidou
Background Psychosocial well-being in the workplace may increase retention of oncology nurses, while a lack of social support has been a predictor of occupational stress in nurses. Purpose To further explore this phenomenon by examining the psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support in Greek nurses working in oncology and mental health settings. Methods A cross-sectional design was used. The sample consisted of 150 nurses (70 oncology nurses and 80 mental health nurses) from the area of greater Athens who joined the study...
September 13, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
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