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Nurse Professional Development

Camille Cronin, Caroline Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: Non-traditional students entering nursing programmes at university often experience difficulties with the academic literacy requirements of their courses, in particular academic and reflective writing. Levels of student anxiety may also be affected by other issues including the pressures of managing work, family and study commitments. OBJECTIVES: To explore how classroom-based poetry writing activities might support students in developing their skills as student-writers and reflective practitioners...
February 6, 2019: Nurse Education Today
Johanne Alteren
BACKGROUND: Knowledge development, and how student nurses learn to be nurses, is essential in nurse education and has implications for quality of care. There is a lack of research concerning how student nurses' knowledge development is expressed through narratives and how they deal with challenges in patient situations in professional learning. OBJECTIVES: To clarify the usefulness of narratives in student nurses' knowledge development and the narratives implications for learning in clinical training...
February 6, 2019: Nurse Education Today
Anja Broda, Ansgar Wübker, Patrick Bremer, Gabriele Meyer, Anna Renom Guiteras, Dirk Sauerland, Astrid Stephan
BACKGROUND: The balance of care approach is a strategic planning framework that can be used to research the adequacy of care arrangements and the cost implications. It seeks to identify people who are on the margins of care, i. e. whose care and nursing needs could be met in more than one setting, and explores the relative costs of the possible alternatives. This article describes a balance of care application for people with dementia in a transitional phase between home and institutional care in Germany...
February 15, 2019: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Jaeyoung Lee, Min Jung Kwak, Hyeon Ok Ju
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a social support program on the stress, anxiety, guilt, and life satisfaction levels among Korean mothers of children with precocious puberty. DESIGN AND METHODS: A non-equivalent control group and a non-synchronized design were used in this quasi-experiment study. Thirty-four mothers (divided into equal-sized experimental and control groups), 32-47 years of age, with children aged 6-11 years old, were recruited from a pediatric outpatient department at a national university hospital...
February 12, 2019: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Ruth Kleinpell, Curtis N Sessler, Clareen Wiencek, Marc Moss
OBJECTIVES: Over-utilization of tests, treatments, and procedures is common for hospitalized patients in ICU settings. American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign tasked professional societies to identify sources of overuse in specialty care practice. The purpose of this study was to assess how critical care clinicians were implementing the Critical Care Societies Collaborative Choosing Wisely recommendations in clinical practice. DESIGN: Descriptive survey methodology with use of Research Electronic Data Capture (https://projectredcap...
March 2019: Critical Care Medicine
Antonello Cocchieri, Luca Di Sarra, Fabio D'Agostino, Chiara Bravetti, Marco Pignocco, Ercole Vellone, Rosaria Alvaro, Maurizio Zega
The Professional Assessment Instrument (PAI) is a clinical nursing information system used in the adult inpatient units of the A. Gemelli university hospital in Rome (Italy). The PAI allows for the systematic collection of nursing care data in order to improve the quality of care. So far, few clinical nursing information systems have been developed in the neonatal and pediatric care setting. The aim of this study is to describe the development and implementation of a clinical nursing information system (PAIped) for the neonatal and pediatric care setting...
July 2018: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
Camille Chevallier, Madeleine Collombier, Eliane Zeindler, Catherine Thomyre, Patricia Faivre, Karine Renaudie, Gilberte Hue, Sébastien Colson
INTRODUCTION: Parenting support is a subject of a public health policy in France, identified as a means of reducing health inequalities in early childhood. Pediatric nurses, for their leadership role in supporting children and their families, are at the heart of these actions, but their feedback appears more in grey literature, rather than in scientific literature. AIM: To describe and analyze actions of parenting support, performed by pediatric nurses, through professional literature, to give them visibility within the scientific community...
September 2018: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
Pierre Pariseau-Legault
The scientific legitimacy of nursing research depends on its adherence to different scientific criteria. Despite the lack of consensus on predetermined criteria, reflexivity is widely discussed as a strategy to establish rigour in qualitative research. Unfortunately, with the exception of tools such as the reflexive journal, little is said about how reflexivity can be completed. Several recent studies suggest the relevance of autoethnography to support the reflexive approach of nurse researchers. Inspired by the findings of an autoethnography and a narrative literature review, this article examines how this approach can contribute to the reflexivity of the nurse researcher...
January 18, 2019: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
Yanny Trisyani, Carol Windsor
PURPOSE: While emergency department nurses in Indonesia are critical to quality care, the role lacks recognition and standard practices and regulation of scope of practice are absent. This research explored the role of nurses in Indonesian EDs. METHOD: The conceptual lens applied in the research was grounded theory. The main data source was 51 semi- structured interviews with 43 ED nurses, three directors of nursing, three nurse leaders and two nurse educators. Data were also generated through observations and memos...
December 2019: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
Erin D Maughan, Mayumi A Willgerodt
School nursing is a rewarding but difficult job. As professionals, we need to better understand how our work fits in the larger context of schools and influences not just health but also academia and the school environment. This article explains how school nurses can use systems-level thinking and interprofessional collaboration to facilitate their goals and provides five practice steps that can be undertaken immediately to begin making the change.
March 2019: NASN School Nurse
Brenda Happell, Brett Scholz, Julia Bocking, Chris Platania-Phung
Mental illness is known to occur frequently in the general population and is more common within the general health care system. High-quality health care requires nurses to have the skills, knowledge and attitudes to provide care for people experiencing mental illness or mental distress. Research suggests health professionals, including nurses, tend to share similar negative attitudes to mental illness as the general population, and consequently, mental health nursing is not a popular career path. These two factors signify a need to influence more positive attitudes toward mental illness and mental health nursing among nursing students...
February 14, 2019: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Sherill Nones Cronin, Jill Berger, Debbie Nelson, Celeste R Romp, Reetta Stikes, Gracie Wishnia
Nursing professional development specialists may find it challenging time and cost-wise to meet the educational needs of nurses in the areas of research and evidence-based practice amidst competing education priorities. Furthermore, it may be difficult to find presenters with the necessary knowledge and expertise to do so. Collaboration among local hospitals to provide a high-quality research education program can advance scholarly work within the community and can help each organization meet selected Magnet® requirements in an economical way...
February 11, 2019: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Elizabeth D Wyckoff
This study implemented an educational intervention to increase lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) cultural competence among nurses using a pretest-posttest design. A statistically significant increase in cultural competence was identified. Once informed of the health status disparities among this demographic, nurses can influence healthcare environments and promote policies to be inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. Improved cultural competence through professional development can lead to decreased barriers to care...
February 11, 2019: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Susan A Winslow, Susan D Cutrell, Pamela M Downs, Genemarie W McGee, Kelly F Winslow
Nursing professional development practitioners led the evaluation of the graphic representation of a health system's professional practice model (PPM) based on evolving expectations and key constructs of a PPM. The aim was to capture direct care nurse perceptions to guide adoption of a revised graphical depiction of the PPM. The specific benefit for nursing professional development practitioners is the ongoing relatability of the PPM to nursing for sustainability of clinical excellence.
February 11, 2019: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Kimberly W Elgin, Rebecca D Poston
Compliance with evidence-based shift report practices varies, and handoff processes are often inconsistent, increasing the risk for compromised patient safety. This pilot study evaluated registered nurse adherence to and self-efficacy with evidence-based shift report practices presimulation and postsimulation. Statistically significant increases in adherence to and self-efficacy with shift report practices after simulation were noted. Simulation offers nursing professional development practitioners a feasible method to enhance practice competency and standardization of care during registered nurse shift report...
February 11, 2019: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Whitney A Wall, Carolyn M Tucker, Julia Roncoroni, Andrea A Guastello, Tya M Arthur
Clinical staff can promote patients' engagement in health-promoting behaviors to prevent/treat obesity. However, some clinical staff are overweight/obese and may not model health behaviors for their patients. This cross-sectional survey study tested the hypotheses that clinical staff's level of (1) motivators and (2) barriers to engaging in health-promoting behaviors would be significantly associated with their body mass index (BMI). Barriers were significantly correlated and motivators were not correlated with caregivers' BMI...
February 11, 2019: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Lora Walter, Meigan Robb
Preparing parents for discharge readiness starts by arming the neonatal intensive care unit registered nurses with the knowledge and understanding of family-centered care principles. Implementation of a 30-minute educational session followed by 4 weeks of mentoring increased neonatal intensive care unit registered nurses knowledge and supported a sustainable change in professional practice. Approaches used in this quality improvement project can serve as a framework for nursing professional development specialists...
February 11, 2019: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Divya Ramachandran, Evan Atlantis, Tania Markovic, Samantha Hocking, Timothy Gill
We aimed to develop an expert consensus on standardizing data collections in specialist obesity management clinics in Australia. A panel of 16 experts participated in a structured consensus-driven Delphi process to reach agreement on a minimum set of baseline patient data collections for consideration in specialist obesity services. The panel included surgeons, clinicians, allied health professionals (dietician, exercise physiologist, psychologist), a bariatric nurse and obesity researchers. We produced a recommended list of core and useful data items that should comprise the baseline patient data set...
February 13, 2019: Clinical Obesity
F Williams, A Oke, I Zachary
AIM: Public health systems have embraced health informatics and information technology as a potential transformational tool to improve real-time surveillance systems, communication, and sharing of information among various agencies. Global pandemic outbreaks like Zika and Ebola were quickly controlled due to electronic surveillance systems enabling efficient information access and exchange. However, there is the need for a more robust technology to enhance adequate epidemic forecasting, data sharing, and effective communication...
February 13, 2019: Perspectives in Public Health
Clare Burgon, Janet Darby, Kristian Pollock, Veronika van der Wardt, Tamsin Peach, Lyndsay Beck, Pip Logan, Rowan H Harwood
OBJECTIVE: To explore the experiences of healthcare professionals working in falls prevention and memory assessment services in providing assessments and interventions for falls risk reduction in people with dementia. DESIGN: This is a qualitative study using 19 semistructured interviews. Interviews were analysed through thematic analysis. SETTING: Community-based falls and memory assessment services in the East Midlands, UK. PARTICIPANTS: Nurses (n=10), physiotherapists (n=5), occupational therapists (n=3) and a psychiatrist (n=1)...
February 11, 2019: BMJ Open
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