International Archives of Nursing and Health Care is an open access peer reviewed journal that publishes articles focusing on all aspects of Advance Nursing Practice, Cardiac Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Gastro Enterology Nursing, Griatric Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, Nephro- Urology Nursing, Neurosciences Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Management, Nursing Research & Statistics, Obstetric & Gynaecological Nursing, Obstetrical Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Orthopedic Nursing, Palliative Care Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Telenursing, etc., by coordinating with physicians, medical practitioners, dietitians and patient's family to promote and recover optimal health and quality of life.

Journal publishes original research articles, reviews, clinical studies and commentaries pertinent to nursing and health care to improve quality of patients' life. All articles published in the journal are subjected to stringent peer review process and we encourage authors to publish their work in as much detailed as possible.

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Title: International Archives of Nursing and Health Care

ISSN: 2469-5823

Editor-in-chief: Bridget H Wilson

NLM title abbreviation: Int Arch Nurs Health Care

ICV: 90.87

ISO abbreviation: Int Arch Nurs Health Care

Other titles: IANHC

Category: Nursing/Healthcare

DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510196

Prevalence and Determinants of Viral Load Unsuppression among People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART): The Case of Gombe State, Nigeria

Muktar Musa Shallangwa, Suraj Abdulkarim Abdullahi, Muhammad Sanusi Ahmad, Shuaibu Saidu Musa, Mohammed Garba Buwa, Usman Abubakar Haruna, Emery Manirambona, Sheena Ramazanu, Abdulkarim Mohammed Abdullahi, Adamu Muhammad Ibrahim and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2024/03/14

Early identification of patients at risk of viral load unsuppression enables preventative measures to be taken, leading to improved treatment outcomes for PLHIV. This study aimed to unveil factors associated with viral load unsuppression among PLHIV on HAART in Gombe state, Nigeria....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510195

Disclosure Status and Associated Factors among Caregivers of Children on Antiretroviral Therapy in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia: Hospital Based Cross Sectional Study Design

Yoseph Wondmneh, BSc, MPH/RH and Dereje Bayissa Demissie, BSc, MSc/MRH, PhD

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2024/02/15

A hospital based cross sectional study design was conducted at government hospital under A.A city administration from Nov to Feb 2021. Systematic random sampling technique was used to select, care giver/parents. Data was collected by interview using pre-test structured questionnaires. Descriptive statistics were used to illustrate the means, standard deviations, and frequencies of the study variables. Bivariate logistic regression was performed and those variables whose p-values less than or equ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510194

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Postpartum Depression among Postpartum Women in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: An Institutional Based Cross-Sectional Study

Nardos Tesfahun and Dereje Bayissa Demissie

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2024/02/07

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a universal mental illness that explains various groups of depressive symptoms and syndromes that occur during the first year after birth. Untreated postpartum depression has serious long-term adverse effects on both the mothers and their children. Despite its massive effects, particularly in low- and lower-income countries, women and clinicians do not adequately understand it....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510193

Passive Treatment for Patients with Chronic Disability - Expert Survey

Eli Carmeli, Tamar Bar Yossef, Noa Bezalel, Wahill Taha, Acram Hamoda and Ran Levi

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2023/12/09

Experts' opinions can be accepted as scientific evidence in fields that have controversial, issues with implications and unethical dilemmas or issues, approaches and techniques that have not yet developed formal scientific laws....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510192

Vaccine Misinformation and Health Risks in Brazilian Daycares

Natália Abou Hala Nunes

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/12/02

Amidst the prevailing vaccine misinformation today, there is an urgent need for new methods to verify, inform, and promote vaccination. One potential approach involves utilizing early childhood education institutions, such as preschools since every student must present an updated vaccination card for enrollment or re-enrollment. By instructing the school staff on how to verify vaccination records or conducting vaccination campaigns within schools, there is the possibility of improving vaccinatio...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510191

Burnout of Nurses due to Workload and Long Working Hours during Shifts: Review Article

Benard Gisilanbe Vetbuje

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/11/17

This review is conducted to further understand the burnout experiences of nurses across different shifts and the implication of long working hours and workload. It has been understood that night shifts presents less workload for nurses while day shifts has more work engagement and loads. This clearly shows more nurses experience burnout during day shifts than night shifts. Some nurses may still experience high levels of burnout due to workload during night shifts when there is an emergency case ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510190

Profile of Users of the Largest Public Health System in the World

Gabriela Torino dos Reis, Giovanna Akemi Yoshioka, Luiza Malosti Matias, Cristiana Maria de Araújo Soares Gomes and Natália Abou Hala Nunes

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/11/03

Brazil is the only country in the world with over 100 million inhabitants that has a public, universal, and free system for the entire population. It is estimated that those who have health insurance and/or better financial conditions do not use the SUS (Unified Health System), but everyone uses it, whether directly or indirectly, when acquiring medications from popular pharmacies, using vaccines, or when food is monitored through health surveillance systems. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510189

Evaluation of Instructional Program on Pediatric Nurses' Knowledge Regarding Managements of Neonatal Birth Asphyxia in Mosul Hospitals

Mohammed Ahmed Sultan Alwily, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/10/22

Birth asphyxia, which is defined as the failure to establish breathing following delivery and causes an estimated 900,000 deaths each year. This investigation tries to measure the efficiency of an instructional program on the knowledge of pediatric nurses concerning neonatal birth asphyxia management in Mosul Hospitals....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510188

The Impact of the Organizational Commitment of Nurses in Health Units in Greece: Cross-Sectional Study

Stefanos Digonis

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2023/09/30

Data were collected from 152 nurses working in Greece using a random sampling method. Data were collected with a questionnaire that included three parts: demographic data, organizational commitment scale, job satisfaction. Data were analyzed with SPSS version 24.0 using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation, analysis of variance and t-test....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510187

Burnout and its Associated Factors among Nurses Working in Selected Public Hospitals of Adult Emergency Department Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Hospital Based Cross Sectional Study

Fentahun Tamrie Mogessie, BSc, Birhanu Melaku, MSc, Tigist Worku, MD, Berhie Alemu Yeshaneh, BSc, MSc and Wondimeneh Shibabaw Shiferaw, BSc, MSc

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: 2023/09/30

Burnout is a syndrome in which a health professional experiences emotional exhaustion, poor personal accomplishment, and depersonalization. It is more common in nurses due to excessive workload and occupational stress. Burnout makes it difficult for nurses to provide high-quality health care....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510185

Risks Associated with the Use of Psychotropics in Patients Diagnosed with Covid-19: An Integrative Review

Victor Rannier Barreto de Oliveira, Francisco Rogério Cavalcante Mota Júnior, Victor Hugo Farias da Silva, Thamara Rodrigues de Melo and Sávio Benvindo Ferreira

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/05/06

The study is descriptive, retrospective, considered a systematic literature review, carried out through a search for original articles, in English, Spanish and Portuguese, available in full, published from December 2019 to July 2020 in the database of Science Direct. Searches will be carried out in August, September and October 2020, using the descriptors: 'Covid-19', 'Sertraline', 'Carbamazepine', 'Quetiapine', 'Pharmacological treatment', 'Psychiatry', 'Psychotic', and using the Boolean operat...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510184

Milk Moon and the Building of Bonds to be Born and to Live: A Necessary Reflection in the 21st Century

Semírames Cartonilho de Souza Ramos, Ana Lúcia Basílio Carneiro, Amanda Karolynne Gomes Chacon, Cíntia Bezerra Almeida Costa, Orácio Carvalho Ribeiro Jr and Roziane Marinho Ribeiro

Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: 2023/04/17

The Milk Moon is a process of mothering, a humanised way of gestating, giving birth and physically and emotionally developing the mother-baby binomial and building identities, and can become an extremely rich period, of experiences, experiencing new realities and bonding between mother, baby and family. And in this process, the formation of the support network in the organisation of the Milk Moon in any context becomes a protective factor for the health of the mother-baby binomial....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510183

Quality of Life and its Causal Factors among Adult Patients with Common Mental Disorders Attending an Outpatient Clinic at Saint Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital in Ethiopia, 2021: Structural Equation Modeling Approach

Rediet Eristu, Alemakef Wagnew and Adhanom G/Egziabher

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 08, 2023

Depressive, anxiety and somatic disorders are three major diagnostic groups of common mental health disorders that can affect health related quality of life negatively. Poor quality of life (QoL) in people with common mental disorders may increase the susceptibility to medical problems such as chronic heart disease, diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Quality of life is also the most sensitive indicator of the effects of psychiatric treatment....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510182

The Effect of Antenatal Care on Birth Weight in Low and Middle Income Countries

Rediet Eristu Teklu, Fantu Mamo Aragaw, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Tsegaw Amare and Biresaw Ayen Tegegne

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 05, 2023

Low birth weight (LBW) defined by WHO as weight at birth of less than 2.5 kg. LBW accounts for nearly half of all perinatal and one-third of all infant deaths. Around 20 million LBW babies are born each year, with 95.6% of them in developing countries. Antenatal care can significantly mitigate the incidence of low birth weight (LBW) in low and middle income countries, according to studies. The purpose of this paper is to assess the effect of antenatal care on LBW using the most recent DHS data...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510181

Survival Analysis and Factors of the Timing of Antenatal Care Visit in Ethiopia: Accelerated Failure Time Shared Frailty Models

Rediet Eristu Teklu, Fantu Mamo Aragaw, Wubeshet Debebe Negash, Samrawit Mihret Fetene, Elsa Awoke Fentie, Ever Siyoum Shewarega, Desale Bihonegn Asmamaw, Habtu Birhan Eshetu, Daniel Gshaneh Belay and Tewodros Getaneh Alemu

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 31, 2023

Antenatal care is the care given to pregnant women and adolescent girls by trained healthcare professionals. In 2017, almost 295,000 women lost their lives during, immediately after, or soon after childbirth in Ethiopia. The time of the first antenatal visit must be determined in order to enhance the health of pregnant women and their infants. The most recent Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) survey datasets from 2019 are used in this study. It will considerably hasten the nation's advancement...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510180

Delay in Healthcare-Seeking Behavior and its Associated Factors among Tuberculosis Patients Attending TB Clinic in Hawassa City Health Facilities in Sidamma Region, Hawassa Ethiopia, 2022

Amanuel Fanta and Aregahegn Daniel

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 31, 2023

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health concern throughout the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Patient delay in seeking TB care is one impediment to sustainable development goals. There is limited data on patient delays seeking health care in the study area....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510179

Futility in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation of Pre-Hospital Emergency

Mojtaba Senmar and Mohaddese Aliakbari

Article Type: Letter to Editor | First Published: December 11, 2022

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is cardiac arrest that occurs outside of a hospital setting. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the foundation of treatment for this major global health problem with high mortality, that improving patient’ chances of survival. The results of a meta-analysis study on OHCA showed that the rate of survival to hospital admission, the rate of survival to hospital discharge, the pooled 1-month survival rate and the 1-year survival rate are 22.0%, 8.8%, 10.7%...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510178

Assessment of the Level of Performance and Impact of Motivation on Teachers at Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery in Borno and Yobe States, Nigeria

Mala Alhaji Baba Mallam, Abdullahi Sabo and Abigail Uchenna Emeloye

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: December 03, 2022

Employees’ satisfaction and motivation are major drivers of job productivity, especially among teachers of healthcare providers such as nurses and midwives. To determine factors that influence teachers’ motivation in Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery in Borno and Yobe states of Nigeria. Specifically, to assess the level of teachers’ motivation and their relationship with the performance of the teachers in the selected colleges....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510177

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcer among Adult Diabetic Patients Attending at Follow-Up Clinic of Hawassa Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Sidamma, Ethiopia

Behre Dari Mosa, Shamil Mohammed, Jemal Ashuro, Zahara Omer, Abebu Ahmedin, Dawit Hayiso and Dereje

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 12, 2022

Diabetic foot ulcer is among the commonest complications of diabetic mellitus, attributing to a significant number of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients, and enormous economic loss to the families and the country. Nowadays, the incidence of diabetic foot ulcer is increasing due to the increased prevalence of diabetes, prolonged life expectancy of diabetic patients and lifestyle change....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510176

Influence of Workplace Violence on Turnover Intention among Nurses in a University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria

Oluwaseyi Isaiah Olabisi, Tolulope Esther Olabisi, Adenike Adebola Olaniyi, Funmilola Adenike Faremi and Adebusola Raphael Ayeni

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 08, 2022

Globally, workplace violence is one of the negative workplace behaviors to which nurses are most vulnerable to. There is nevertheless a paucity of research on workplace violence and turnover intention among nurses in Nigeria. The aim of this study was to assess and determine the prevalence and perpetrators of workplace violence, level of turnover intention, influence of workplace violence and socio-demographic characteristics of nurses on turnove...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510175

Safe Patient Hand-Off Strategies in Obstetric Units

Praise Tochukwu Chineyemba, RN

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 28, 2022

Most sentinel events reported to the Joint Commission are directly linked to miscommunication between healthcare workers, and hand-offs present an opportunity for errors. This paper aims to describe recommendations regarding safe patient hand-offs in labor and delivery and postpartum units....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510174

Examining the Effect of Simulation-Based Teaching in Internal Medicine Nursing on Nursing Students

Ayla Demirtas, PhD, RN, Emine Ozer Kucuk, RN, PhD, Betulay Kilic, RN, PhD and Fatma Ilknur Cinar, PhD, RN

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 18, 2022

This study aimed to examine the effect of simulation applications used in the teaching of the 2nd-year internal medicine nursing course and the perceived self-efficacy levels on anxiety, satisfaction with learning, and selfconfidence in students taking the course at the Faculty of Nursing....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510173

Iranian Nurses' Views about the Presence of Family Members during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Narrative Review

Mohammad Reza Karimirad, Masoumeh Zakerimoghadam, Mohaddeseh Aliakbari and Mojtaba Senmar

Article Type: Narrative Review | First Published: June 18, 2022

Nurses' views about the presence of family members during cardiopulmonary resuscitation can affect their performance during this procedure. Therefore, the present study was conducted with the aim of reviewing the quantitative studies conducted on the views of Iranian nurses about the presence of family members during cardiopulmonary resuscitation....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510172

The Effect of the "Geriatric Nursing" Course on Nursing Students' Attitudes toward Old Age and Aging: A Comparative Study

Gulcan Bahcecioglu Turan, PhD, Hilal Turkben Polat, PhD, and Bahar Ciftci, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 19, 2022

Negative approaches to aging and elderly care may also negatively affect nursing students’ attitudes towards the elderly. Therefore, it is important to determine the attitudes of student nurses towards elderly individuals....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510171

COVID-19 Vaccines: Pharmacy Student Virtual Education Outreach Increases Knowledge and Vaccine Willingness among a College Campus Community

Lacy La Fever, Joe Norton, Savannah Poole, Kendra Rice, Alexis Underwood and Amie J Dirks-Naylor

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 25, 2022

Vaccines have now been developed, however, a significant portion of the population are reluctant to become vaccinated. Research shows that education can increase trust in vaccines and increase vaccination rates. Thus, the objective of the study was to determine the impact of a virtual pharmacy student-led educational session on COVID-19 vaccine knowledge and vaccine acceptance among a college campus community. A synchronous Zoom education session provided information about COVID-19 and available...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510170

Effect of Individual Innovativeness and Digital Literacy in Adopting the Nursing Care Plan Mobile/Web Application Developed

Semra Eyi, BSN, MSc, PhD, Tülay Demiralay, MSc, PhD and Erdem Öngün, MSc, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 23, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic showed especially the importance of nursing students’ education with digital literacy. The aim of this research work was to study the effect of individual innovativeness and digital literacy on the adoption of mobile/web application in nursing care plan developed for nursing students as a result of nursing care plan standardization process and expansion of its usage. The study consists of 200 students in clinical trainings. Data were collected using individual innovation ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510169

The Lived Experiences of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis in a Referral Institution in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

Mercy Belins Beyuo, Andrew Adjei Druye, Rita Larsen-Reindorf, Irene Korkoi Aboh, Philomina Woolley, Issahalq Duah Mohammed and Anna Konney

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 19, 2022

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of patients with allergic rhinitis on quality of life. The study used qualitative approach by purposively sampling patients diagnosed with Allergic Rhinitis at a referral center. A face-to-face interview was conducted using an interview guide with prompts and the data analyzed using the matic analysis. The findings of the study revealed that patients with allergic rhinitis experience several signs and symptoms once they come into contact with ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510168

Is Web Based Training Effective on Nursing Skills in Multimodal Analgesia?

Kübra Yilmaz, Sema Koçaşli and Sevinç Taştan

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 23, 2021

The control high prevalence of pain in the world is possible with successful pain management and prevention of pain-related complications. The nurse must have adequate knowledge and skills to be able to manage the pain effectively. The purpose of this study is to compare the knowledge, skills, preferred non-pharmacological pain control methods, satisfaction and self-confidence of students who study and control groups. Sample size was determined by power analysis. A total of 69 students were rand...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510167

Examining Levels of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Experienced by Nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Elif ISIK, Yalcin KANBAY, Hatice ISKENDER and Ozgur ASLAN

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 15, 2021

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has spread rapidly across the world. Since the healthcare professionals, who have worked devotedly for fighting against the COVID-19, they have been most affected by the virus. The aim of this study was to examine the levels of depression, anxiety, and stress experienced by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic and the influencing factors. The sample consisted of 482 nurses working in various institutions and the ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510166

Occupational Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids among Health Care Workers at Hospitals of Aksum Town, Tigray, Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Ayehu Kassaw and Biniyam Demisse

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 30, 2021

Health care workers face a daily risk of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids that makes susceptible them for pathogens at working areas. The most common pathogens are related with viruses like Hepatitis B, C and Human Immuno-deficiency Virus and bacteria’s that are causing infections with chronic problems to even disabilities and deaths. Facility based cross-sectional study was conducted from April 21 to May 21, 2019. A total of 219 participants were selected for the study using sim...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510165

Compassionate and Respectful Maternity Care and Associated Factors among Women Attending Delivery Services at Public Health Facilities of Hawassa City, Southern Ethiopia

Bersabeh Bedru Wochefu, Abdela Amano Abdo and Dubale Dulla Koboto

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 11, 2021

Providing compassionate and respectful maternity care service to laboring mothers is one of the most important interventions to ensure the survival of women. However, compassionate and respectful maternity care has received less attention both in practice and research. To assess the compassionate and respectful maternity care and associated factors among women attending delivery services at the Public health Facilities of Hawassa City, Southern Ethiopia. Institution based cross-sectional study d...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510164

Physiological Changes in Bipolar Disorder

Marie Alexandra Vilbrun, RN, MSN

Article Type: Concept Analysis & Literature Review | First Published: August 21, 2021

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 45 million people worldwide suffer from mental health disorders. Mental health disorders encompass the concept of mood and affect. Bipolar disorder is one exemplar of the mood and affect concept. According to the WHO, bipolar disorder consists of both manic and depressive episodes occurring between periods of a healthy mood. During manic episodes, patients may have elevated or irritable mood, hyperactivity, fast speech, delusions of grande...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510163

Critical Care Nurses’ Knowledge and Practices on Ventilator- Associated Pneumonia

Nurul Aqilah Bt Selamat, Khin Thandar Aung and May Khin Soe

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 26, 2021

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is common in critical care and can happen within 48-72 hours in intubated ventilated patients. Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a condition of high rates of morbidity, mortality, length of stay and hospital costs for ventilated patients. The prevention of (VAP), known as a hospital-acquired infection, is a major clinical challenge such that critical care nurses need to understand the risk factors for developing VAP. And also, nurses are the best position t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510162

Somatic Symptoms and Emotional Health during the COVID-19 Epidemic in Spanish University Students

Alberto Martínez-Lorca, Manuela Martínez-Lorca, Juan José CriadoÁlvarez and Ma Dolores Cabañas Armesilla

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 30, 2021

This study aimed to examine scores on a validated questionnaires measure of somatic symptoms in Spanish university students sample during the COVID-19 pandemic and address the relationship of somatic symptoms with some variables as gender, degree, course and emotions. The sample was conducted in Spanish universitary students from 12 May 2020 to 19 May 2020, eight weeks after the Spanish government decreed a state of alarm (n = 473). All participants answered an anonymous questionnaire and two va...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510161

Covid-19 Perception of Senior Nursing Students and their Behaviours Regarding Coping with Stress

Gamze Akay and Türkan Kadiroğlu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 28, 2021

Nursing students are exposed to more stress compared to the stress factors other students during the life of university.In Turkey during the Covid-19 pandemic, nursing students encountered a new reality of that includes fear of infection, the challenges of distance education and more. Therefore post-graduation plans of nursing students may change and students may find themselves at higher risk of infection. The population of this research which is descriptive consists of final year students who ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510160

Knowledge, Attitude and Preparedness Regarding Ebola Virus Diseases among Health Care Workers in Pretoria: Private Hospital as a Case Study

OE Idowu and D Chetty

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 18, 2021

In 2014 and 2015, large numbers of people, including health care workers (HCW) were infected and have died as a result of Ebola outbreak spread in West Africa. Presently, the diseases are still of a great concern for WHO because of its spreading in Republic of Congo, although it has decreased with the strike of COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of relevant capabilities to treat Ebola in South Africa is the predominant situation to all respondents (53%) followed with the aid of contracting the diseases...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510159

The Opinions of Patients Diagnosed Diabetes on Medical Nutrition Therapy: A Phenomenological Study

Leyla Muslu, Melek Ardahan and Ilhan Gunbayi

Article Type: Qualitative Study | First Published: May 20, 2021

For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, medical nutrition therapy is one of the most essential components of a healthy life. The aim of this study was to investigate participants’ perceptions of the process of medical nutrition therapy. In this study, a qualitative phenomenological approach was adopted in order to explore in depth the experiences of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus during the medical nutrition therapy process, which is the most important component of diabetes treatme...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510158

Views of Nursing Students Who Have Experienced Caring for Psychiatric Patients on Mental Illness and Stigma: A Phenomenological Study

Ceyda Başoğul, RN, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 15, 2021

The phenomenological method was used in the study as the qualitative research design. The research was conducted with 23 students who completed the theoretical part of the psychiatric nursing course and its clinical practice in the nursing department of a university in Turkey. The data were collected through individual in-depth interviews and analyzed by content analysis method. In this study, the research efforts were continued until data saturation was achieved, and in this respect, the data s...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510157

Immunosuppressant Therapy Adherence after Kidney Transplantation

Ahmet Karaman, Yasemin Özhanli, Ezgi Seyhan-Ak, Seher Deniz Öztekin, Ertuğrul Göksoy, Nurhan Seyahi and Emel Şengül

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 21, 2021

Immunosuppressive therapy (IST) is administered to the individual to prolong the graft survival; thus, the survival of the patient after organ transplantation. Adherence of the individual to IST is crucial. In this study, it was aimed to find out patients’ adherence to immunosuppressant therapy after kidney transplantation. The sample of this descriptive study consisted of 50 patients; who underwent kidney transplantation in a university hospital in Istanbul and who applied to the hospital for...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510156

Mothers' Perception of Nursing Care of Hospitalized Children in Peadiatric Ward in a 3rd Level Facility in South-South Nigeria

Peretomode Evans, RN, RM, RPHN, B.N.Sc., MSc, Udo-Peretomode Eunice, RN, RM, RPHN, B.N.Sc., MSc and Diorgu Faith C, PhD, RM

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 21, 2021

Patient perception is an important indicator which gives an idea about the quality of nursing care services. Caregivers or family members who are responsible for the child’s stay in the hospital can play significant role in expressing their perception of the care provided to their relatives. This study assessed mothers’ perception of nursing care that exists in pediatric department of a teaching hospital in South-south, Nigeria. It also examined the association between mothers’ socio-demog...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510155

Occupational Health Nursing: A Specialty under Debate

Javier González-Caballero

Article Type: Short Review | First Published: March 31, 2021

The exercise of occupational health nursing based on the acquisition of competencies allows them to fully carry out their tasks, acquire levels of autonomous decision, make their role visible as a collective and record their contribution in this very specific work scenario. Considering the active role it plays in the context of organizations, its contribution allows guaranteeing the well-being of the people who are the object of its care, the working population. The occupational health nursing s...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510154

Determining of Proxy and Self-report Agreement on the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale SAQOL-39/TR

Eda İyigün and Bülent Toğram

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 29, 2021

Health-related quality of life measures are increasingly used to evaluate after stroke conditions. However, after-stroke people with severe aphasia may not able to self-report on such scales due to the severity of their communication impairment and their proxies report on behalf of them. This research aims to determine the level of agreement between people with aphasia and their proxies on the Turkish Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 (SAQOL-39- TR). For this purpose, 32 people with ap...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510153

Review of Feasibility Studies to Ensure Conducting the Proper Nursing Intervention Research

Michiyo Oka, RN, PhD, Satsuki Takahashi, RN, MHS and Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, RN, MSN, CNS

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: January 30, 2021

When introducing a new nursing system, it is the responsibility of the introducing side to incorporate what has been confirmed. However, it is difficult to conduct a large-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) to confirm the evidence according to the protocol. Therefore, as a nursing researcher, we would like to utilize feasibility research. In this paper, we will introduce the necessity of feasibility study, the definition of feasibility study, and the parameters for high-quality feasibility ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510152

Stigma Experiences of Psychiatric Nurses and Coping Strategies: A Qualitative Study

Sibel Çaynak, İlkay Keser and İlhan Günbayi

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: January 13, 2021

Individuals with mental disorders have been stigmatized from the past to the present. This situation continues to negatively affect the quality of care and the quality of life by keeping a large number of patients out of seeking appropriate professional help. Individuals with mental disorders are very sensitive to the attitudes of health staff. Negative attitudes of health workers may be an important factor negatively affecting patients' ability to receive needed professional help and the guidan...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510151

Look Inside Schizophrenia and Discover Common Sense

J Marques-Teixeira

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: December 31, 2020

The requirements for a psychopathology of the future settle on the demand of psychiatric science for good explanations of psychiatric illnesses accompanied by an understanding of patients’ experiences. This effort, already underway, has focused on the conceptual and practical connection between these two dimensions, translated into the attempt to link the advances in neurobiological explanations and sophisticated understanding of patients’ personal and cultural experiences. When considering ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510150

Nursing Students' Anxiety Levels and Coping Strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Zeynep Temiz, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 30, 2020

Anxiety is very prevalent among nursing students even in normal circumstances. In Turkey during the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing students encountered a new reality of that includes economic uncertainty, fear of infection, the challenges of distance education and more. This study was carried out to determine the relationship between the anxiety levels and the coping methods of nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study was carried out to determine the relationship between the anxiety...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510149

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge and Practice Regarding Care Bundle on Prevention of Ventilator- Associated Pneumonia among Nurses

Rakhi Mishra, MScN and Navita Rani, MScN

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 05, 2020

Ventilator-Associated pneumonia (VAP) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is the second most common nosocomial infection among critically ill patients, affecting 6% to 52% and can reach to 76% in some specific hospital settings. VAP can prolong the patient’s length of stay in the hospital and thereby the financial burden. Knowledge and practice run parallel therefore, the present study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching Program on knowledge and practic...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510148

Evaluation of Delirium Course Program Given to Intensive Care Nurses

Gamze Sarikoc and Ozlem Canbolat

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 28, 2020

Delirium is frequently seen in intensive care units. Because of the negative consequences and increased healthcare costs associated with delirium, prevention interventions are crucial to reducing the frequency and complications of delirium. The most basic component in the prevention of delirium is that the patient should be evaluated in terms of delirium risk factors within the first 24 hours of admission to the clinic. Raising awareness about delirium and increasing the level of knowledge of nu...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510146

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use among Patients with Chronic Tinnitus

Sumbule Koksoy Vayisoglu and Harun Gur

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: September 30, 2020

A 11.8% of respondents were detected to be using at least one of the CAM method. The most commonly used CAM therapies were herbal products (10 patient), and second was acupuncture. There were no differences according to age, sex, hearing level, tinnitus duration, and educational level between CAM users and non-users. According to income levels rate of equivalent to income level patients was higher than expense and low income levels (83.3% vs. 16.6%). The majority of information sources of respon...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510145

Health Literacy Level of Diabetic or Hypertensive Patients in Family Health Units in Portugal

Isabel Araújo, Clara Simões, Nuno Araújo, Rui Jesus, Fernanda Pombal, Filipe Fernandes and Bárbara Machado

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 30, 2020

To describe the HL level of a group of diabetics and/or hypertensive patients from a northern region of Portugal; To verify the influence of sociodemographic variables and clinical variables on the HL level. Descriptive-exploratory cross-sectional quantitative study. Sample of convenience n = 664 users enrolled in 3 groupings of health centers in the northern region of Portugal. A survey was used with the HL European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU-PT, translation valid for Portugal). Descriptive...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510144

To What Extent the Hand Hygiene among Health Care Workers Become the Core of Best Practice in the COVID-19 Era?

Sultan Mohammed Al Mutairi, MPH, Azzam Alotaibi, PhD, Mostafa Kofi, PhD, Anas Alsuraimi, MD and Amen Bawazir, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 13, 2020

In the Era of COVID-19 outbreak, hand hygiene become a particularly critical for frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) who are overstretched and for whom this key routine task must be easy to complete and effective to prevent Healthcare- associated infections (HAIs). Therefore, this current study aims to assess the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of hand hygiene among the HCWs and the potential factors influencing hand hygiene (HH) compliance according to the hand hygiene protocols at pr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510142

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine with Osteoarthritis Patients

Sefika Dilek GUVEN and Ayla UNSAL

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: April 06, 2020

The treatment of Osteoarthritis (OA) includes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods. In getting no response to traditional medical treatment it causes the use of effective and confident treatment of OA and as a result patients tend to use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). This study which is a descriptive type has been done on patients with OA in case of defining the use of CAM. This study has been done on patients who applied to physical therapy polyclinics. The sample of the ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510141

Ethics in the Curriculum of Undergraduate Nursing Programs in Turkey

Bengu Cetinkaya, RN, PhD

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 30, 2020

All healthcare professionals experience ethical problems, and nursing students experience these problems just as commonly as other health professionals. Some of these issues involve medication and treatments, quality care, harmful behaviour, force-feeding, and patient confidentiality. In a study by Erdil and Korkmaz, ethical problems observed by nursing students in the clinic were examined. The most frequently observed problems of the ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510143

Risk for Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19) among Cancer Patients from a Nursing Perspective

Nada Lukkahatai, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, Aliki Argiropoulos, BSN, RN, OCN and Leorey N Saligan, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: April 09, 2020

With this existing pandemic, it is critical to synthesize information that will be useful to frontline health care providers, particularly our nurses who are taking care of vulnerable populations. This commentary describes the common manifestations of COVID-19 infection, current management based on recent publications, hoping to equip nurses and other healthcare providers, especially those taking care of cancer patients, with some basic information about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infect...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510140

Clinical Audit on Neonatal Care Unit Structure in Five Selected Governmental Hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2019

Asrat Demtse, Girum Sebsibie, Yohannes Godie, Yeshi Birhan, Amina Nesru, Askal Assefa, Aster Teketel, Fatuma Aragie, Fetlework Anteneh, Gellila Mekuriya, Gemechis Wari, Hana Endale, Lemlem Berihu, Lensa Habtamu, Mahelet Alemayehu, Misgana Hirpha, Mohammed Tessema, Muluye Dejen, Netsanet ketemaw and Sitotaw Molla

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 20, 2020

Establishing and/or strengthening Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in hospitals includes providing training and continuous support for newborn health care providers and managers. Ensuring the basic equipment’s and supplies, strengthening the facility infrastructure and referral system are also mandatory. Clinical audit is the systematic analysis of the quality of health care, including the procedure used for diagnosis, treatment and care, the use of resources and the resulting outcome and q...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510139

Home Visit Safety: Preventing the Frights; Research is Needed

James Siberski

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: February 17, 2020

This author was doing a home visit behavioral assessment on a 33-year-old ID male. During the assessment the author reminded him that he had an appointment with the dentist the next day. To which he replied hey, hey don’t put the frights in me. The editorial is not intended to put the frights in anyone, rather it is intended to raise the awareness of professionals (nurses, mobile therapists, educational specialists, etc.) who provide services to the ID population of the additional risks that t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510138

Turkish Nursing Students’ Ecocentric, Anthropocentric and Antipathetic Attitudes towards the Environment

Media Subasi Baybuga, RN, PhD and Serap Gokbel Sonmez, RN, MSN

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 23, 2019

Environmental problems have become global and begun to threaten life on the planet, which has led humans to reconsider their relationship with the environment, and their attitudes, behaviors, duties and responsibilities towards it, and to redefine the importance of ecological culture and environmental awareness. Using the environment in which we live in a more effective, sustainable and efficient manner is only possible by creating a society with environmental awareness...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510137

Nursing Students' Views and Experiences Concerning the Use of Mobile Applications in Nursing Education: A Qualitative Study

Ayse Kacaroglu Vicdan and Media Subasi Baybuga

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 19, 2019

Nursing education is a process of education that consists of both theoretical and skill teaching. Mobile applications developed in accordance with smart phones have started to be used in nursing education, for the stu-dents to continue to learn outside school and develop their knowledge and skills. This study was conducted in the Department of Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences at a University located in the western region of Turkey between the dates o...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510136

Nurses' Experiences of Caring for Patients with Tuberculosis - An Interview Study in Indonesia

Linda Byberg, RN, BSc, Karstin Vaster, RN, BSc, Margret Lepp, PhD, RN and Kristina Rosengren, PhD, RN

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 16, 2019

Tuberculosis, TB is an infectious disease affecting millions of people each year and Indonesia have the second highest prevalence in the world. The cure of TB is already existing but hence to factors such as long treatment with severe side-effects results in low compliance. The aim of the study was to describe nurse’s conceptions of caring for patients suffering from tuberculosis in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. To perform nursing, precautions and protection is significant even though medication for ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510135

Drama, Leadership and Conflict Management to Support Nurse's Professional Development - A Qualitative Study in Indonesia

Kristina Rosengren, PhD, RN, Margret Lepp, PhD, RN and Widyawati, PhD, RN

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 07, 2019

A need exists for developing training interventions for nurses regarding conflict management and leadership to facilitate professional development. Therefore, we aimed to explore and describe the use of applied drama to support professional development with focus on nursing leadership and conflict management of nurses (practitioner, lecturer) in Indonesia. A need exists to developing training interventions for students in nursing education as well as for nurses regarding conflict management and ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510134

Working through Others - A Qualitative Content Analysis of Nursing Students’ Experiences with Malnutrition at One Hospital in Vietnam

Elin Eriksson, RN, BSc, Victoria Ferm, RN, BSc and Kristina Rosengren, PhD, RN

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 05, 2019

Malnutrition causes problems in Vietnam, including illnesses with physiological and psychological complications. The aim of this study was to describe nursing students experiences with malnutrition at one hospital in Vietnam. Interviews of eight nursing students were performed, and the results were analysed by qualitative content analysis. This study highlights the use of guidelines in collaboration (between staff and patients’ relatives) to facilitate early identification and/or prevent malnu...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510133

Parenting an Autistic Child: A Qualitative Study

Aysel Topan, PhD, MSc, RN, Serap Demirel, MSc, RN, Isin Alkan, MSc, RN, Tulay Kuzlu Ayyildiz, PhD, MSc, RN and Sevda Dogru, MSc, RN

Article Type: original Research | First Published: September 26, 2019

To determine feelings and thoughts of parents with autistic children. This qualitative study consisted of 20 parents. 'Personal Information Form' and semi-constituted 'Guide Interview Form' with qualitative face-to-face technique were used. Thematic analysis method was used for analyses. The mean age of children was 10.80 ± 4.30 (3-16 year-olds). Expressions of parents were grouped under the following main themes: Feelings of parents when they learnt about the disease, how this condition affect...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510132

Nursing Leadership Learning in Practice: A Four Stage Learning Process

Pieter Jan Van Dam, RN, PhD and Karen Maree Ford, RN, PhD

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: September 19, 2019

There is emerging evidence that most nursing leadership learning occurs in practice and through social interactions. However, how this social process of learning takes place is not clear and there is limited information about how to support nursing leadership learning as it occurs in clinical settings. The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of the nature of leadership learning in nursing practice. It further aimed to discover the ways in which this type of learning is important ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510131

Determinants of Health Care Utilization among the Elderly Population in Jimma Town, Oromia Region, Southwest Ethiopia

Yonas Biratu Terfa, Gugsa Nemera Germossa, Fikadu Balcha Hailu, Garuma Tolu Feyisa, Fikru Tafese Jeleta and Shimelis Olollo Sinkie

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 09, 2019

A community-based cross-sectional study on 422 residents was conducted in Jimma town, from November 1-8, 2012. Respondents were identified using multistage sampling methods. Data was collected using face to face interviewer. The data was entered into Epi Data version 3.1 and exported to Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 20. Logistic regression analysis was carried out and all variables with p-value less than 0.25 in the bivariate analysis were candidates for multivariable logistic ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510130

Quality of Life and Clinical-Epidemiologic Profile of Clinical Infirmary Patients

Amanda Travaglia Vitoy, Esther de Paiva Mota, Katarinne Lima Moraes, Jacqueline Andreia Bernardes Leao-Cordeiro, Rogerio Jose de Almeida, Cesar Augusto Sam Tiago Vilanova-Costa and Antonio Marcio Teodoro Cordeiro Silva

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 26, 2019

Traditionally, the evaluation of involvement in patient medical care was grounded in mortality and morbidity rates. Therefore, medical judgement followed clinical, laboratorial and statistic parameters. However, the clear need for a monitoring and evaluation method centered on the patient gave birth to new methods and tools with the aim of measuring individual quality of life subjectively. The population pattern of high prevalence of chronic degenerative diseases was confirmed. Elderly, retired ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510129

Prevalence of Anemia and Associated Factors among Children Attended at Jimma Medical Center, South West Ethiopia

Bikila Dereje Fufa, BSc, MSc and Habtamu Gutema, BSc

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 15, 2019

Anemia is major health problem throughout the world. It is associated with serious consequences including growth retardation, impaired motor and cognitive development, and increased morbidity and mortality. Estimates suggest that 47.4% of children are anemic globally. The magnitude of the problem in developing countries is high, since they are more exposed to various health and socioeconomic problems which are directly or indirectly related with anemia....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510128

Evaluation and Feasibility of a Comprehensive Program for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Military, Veterans, and First Responders

Michele Preyde, PhD

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: July 04, 2019

Healing Invisible Wounds-The Intensive (HIW-I) is a comprehensive program including individual and group therapies designed in the field of community nursing in Canada to expressly target all aspects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for first responders, military personnel and veterans. In this evaluation, participants completed standardized measures of symptoms of PTSD and sequelae at baseline, post-intervention and five months follow up. Results: Participants (n = 18) reported statisti...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510127

Adaptation of Dialysis Patients to Activities of Daily Life and Evaluation of Quality of Life

Zumrut Akgun sahin, PhD, RN

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 14, 2019

This study was conducted in order to determine the life quality and depression levels of patients receiving hemodialysis treatment and their compliance to daily life activities. This cross-sectional study consisted of 145 patients with hemodialysis treatment who applied to the Medicine Polyclinic of a hospital in Turkey. Physically insufficient patients. It turned out that those with visual, hearing and taste problems cannot perform independently of daily activities. In the meantime, by using an...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510126

Faculty Knowledge, Awareness, Value, and Self-Efficacy in Teaching Systems Thinking to Nursing Students: A Pilot Study

Alaa Nabil Mahsoon and Mary Dolansky

Article Type: Pilot Study | First Published: June 06, 2019

Systems thinking is a core competency in nursing education. The assessment of knowledge, awareness and value of, and self-efficacy for teaching systems thinking among faculty is an important step to plan faculty development process. A 17-item faculty questionnaire was developed to assess the knowledge, awareness and value of, and self-efficacy for teaching systems thinking to nursing students as a part of a pilot study. The questionnaire was administered to the nursing faculty at a nursing schoo...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510125

Nurses' Experiences and Perceptions of Hourly Rounding: A Private Australian Catholic Hospital Single Case Study

Karen Francis, RN, PhD, MEd, MHlthScPHC, Andriy Kurtsev, RN, Donna Walter, RN, Cara Steele, BBSc, PGDPsy, PGDip, Stats and Carolyn Staines, BSc, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 05, 2019

Evidence suggests that structured nursing rounds are associated with positive outcomes. However, a number of barriers to effective hourly rounding have been reported. Rounding practices were implemented in a medical/ surgical ward at a regional hospital in Australia, in 2014, aiming to reduce the risk of patient falls and enhance the patient experience. A qualitative, exploratory descriptive single case study design was utilised. Fifteen (15) nurses participated in the study and data were genera...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510124

Nurses' Experiences of Health Promotion and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases Related to Smoking

Ernelind N, BSN, Wirkensjö H, BSN, Pangastuti HS, BSN, MSc, Perdana M, BSN, MS, Widyawati W, BSN, MPH, PhD and Lepp M, RNT, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 27, 2019

Three themes emerged from the analysis: Conceptions in relation to the patient and their family, conceptions in relation to the hospital and health care centers and conceptions in relation to the culture and policies. All nurses are working with health promotion and prevention of cardiovascular diseases related to smoking in one way or another. However, distinct guidelines and resources are missing....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510123

Relationship between Rare Earth Elements, Lead and Intelligence of Children Aged 6 to 16 years: A Bayesian Structural Equation Modelling Method

Wang Yongwei, Wang Dan, Huang Yi Na, Sheng Peijia and Yang Bing

Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: May 06, 2019

Exposure to REEs and lead was assessed by analysing the scalp hair samples of children aged 6-16 years who lived in a rare earth mining area, by atomic absorption spectrometry. Intelligence was assessed using Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices. Bayesian Structural Equations were built to explore different patterns of associations between REEs and lead explore and children's intelligence, and the best-fitted one was selected for the most reasonable explanation according to DIC and BIC. In our ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510122

Nursing Students' eHealth Literacy in the U.S. and South Korea

Hyejin Park

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 26, 2019

Online health information is a critical resource for health information seekers and, thus, nursing professionals must be able to find and distinguish the quality of health information online to support patients and caregivers. This study evaluated perceived eHealth literacy skills among nursing students in the U.S. and South Korea. eHEALS was used to assess 169 undergraduate nursing students' eHealth literacy. The study results showed that nursing students lacked confidence in using online healt...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510121

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Infants of Hatta Suburb-UAE

Dileep Kumar, Zahid Nabi Qureshi and Mouza Saif Albadwawi

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 19, 2019

Worldwide burden of ID estimated to be 43% globally in 2011 and about 70% in Central and West Africa and 7-9% of USA children ages 1-3 years have iron deficiency (ID). Countries in high caloric nutrition switch have a high prevalence of overweight and obesity, a moderate prevalence of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. Infants and children must obtain 30% of their daily iron from their diet to provide the necessary iron for new muscle cells and RBCs....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510119

Managing Uncertainty in Nursing - Newly Graduated Nurses' Experiences of Introduction to the Nursing Profession

Elina Ingvarsson, BSc, RN, Josefin Verho, BSc, RN, and Kristina Rosengren, PhD, RN

Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: March 25, 2019

The introduction to nursing, which is the conversion of theoretical knowledge into practice skills in complex healthcare settings, is emphasized as difficult due to patient safety. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe newly graduated nurses' experiences of introduction to nursing in a medical department (medical, emergency) at a university hospital in western Sweden. A manifest qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach was used based on five semistructured interviews wi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510118

Teamwork and Patient Education as Tools to the Reduce Overuse of Antibiotics - An Interview Study with Nursing Students at Hanoi Medical University

Kristin Andersen Ljungdahl, RN, BSc, Frida Swedenfeldt, RN, BSc and Kristina Rosengren, PhD, RN

Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: February 25, 2019

The overuse of antibiotics due to poor health and suffering is a threat to global health. In Vietnam, overuse is a widespread problem because of the high availability of antibiotics and lack of knowledge about their use, and nurses have a significant role in informing and helping patients experience higher levels of health and well-being. The aim of this study was to describe Vietnamese nursing students' experience with antibiotics in healthcare. A qualitative content analysis with an inductive ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510117

Longitudinal Study of Lung Function, Exhaled Nitric Oxide and Level of Asthma Control in Children and Adolescents

Uarlhinson Oliveira Andrade, Giselle Santos Magalhaes, Nulma Souto Jentzsch and Maria Gloria Rodrigues-Machado

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 30, 2019

Asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways, defined by history of respiratory symptoms of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing, along with chronic airflow limitation. This disease presents different phenotypes which may be related to the natural history of the disease, with immune, inflammatory and structural characteristics of the airways and clinical control. The inflammation, structural changes caused by the maintenance of the infl...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510116

Family-Centered Care - A Tool to Decrease Malnutrition among Children in Vietnam

Anna Hagstrom, Hedvig Floren and Kristina Rosengren

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 24, 2019

Data collection was gained by seven semi-structured interviews with nursing students in their last year at the Advanced Nursing Program at Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam. Data was analyzed through a manifest qualitative content analysis. One category was found; Support through family-centered care, which includes two subcategories; Supporting healthy eating habits within the family and Managing limited resources, which describe nursing student's experiences of malnutrition among children in V...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510115

Continuity of Care Model for Older Adults

Carmen M Sarabia Cobo

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: January 04, 2019

In 2000, the world population of people over 60 was 600 million and the projection for 2050 is 2,000 million. This means the consequent increase in chronic, degenerative, debilitating and, therefore, the increase in consultations and hospitalizations for this population. It is important that the elderly dependent suffer numerous hospital admissions that may lead to return to his home in different conditions that he entered. It is therefore necessary to emphasize something important for nurses: t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510114

Difficulties in Clinical Nursing Education: Views of Nurse Instructors'

Gulten Sucu Dag, Hulya Firat Kilic and Refia Selma Gorgulu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 03, 2019

The study was conducted to determine the difficulties that nurse instructors' experiences in clinical education. This is a descriptive study. The sample of this study was comprised of 199 nurse academicians. A socio-demographic data collection form and a survey on the difficulties that nurse instructors' experiences in clinical education form was developed by researchers to be used for data collection in an electronic environment. It was determined that the difficulties of nurse instructors' exp...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510113

Health Coaching and Motivational Interventions for Diabetes and Hypertension Care

Thomas TH Wan, Waleed Kattan and Amanda Terry

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 19, 2018

A systematic review on diabetes care was centered in their modifying effects of coaching and motivational interventions on diabetes and hypertension care. Critical issues pertaining to the dose-response relationship between the intervention program and outcomes, the cost-effectiveness evaluation, and the lengths of observation were noted. A positive impact of health coaching (HC) and motivational intervension (MI) was noted in this review of randomized controlled studies. However, successful res...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510112

ASPECT - Insufficient Care Environment Regarding Privacy, Views, Comfort and Facilities for Critically Ill Patients at One Emergency Department in Vietnam - An Observation Study

Sara Charmi, Amanda Johansson Landell and Kristina Rosengren

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 13, 2018

The importance of a healthy environment was noted by Florence Nightingale in the 19th century and is part of nurses' role of increasing health and well-being. The aim of this study was to investigate the care environment in emergency care (emergency ward and intensive care unit) at Hanoi Medical University Hospital in Vietnam. The study was conducted in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Vietnam using a mixed methods design; quantitative (standardized protocol) and qualitative (f...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510111

Correlation between Alcohol-Based Handrub Consumption and Adherence to Hand Hygiene Protocols in Individual Nurses

Yoko Yamamoto, Kiyomi Harada, Masako Murota, Yukie Takishita, Yoko Iwawaki, Tomoko Matsuoka, Yukari Nishiuchi, Toshie Ibayashi and Kenya Matsumoto

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: November 30, 2018

Hand hygiene helps prevent health care-associated infections. Prior studies have investigated methods to measure adherence to hand hygiene protocols and have attempted to determine the correlation between alcohol-based handrub consumption and hand hygiene adherence via direct observation in healthcare facilities or wards, but there remains need for methods measuring hand hygiene adherence in individual health care workers. The failure of even one worker to adhere to the hand hygiene protocols ca...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510110

Cognitive Impairment and Associated Factors in Patients Hospitalized in Neurology Services

Emel Bahadir-Yilmaz and Elvan E ATA

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 26, 2018

Cognitive impairments commonly occur due to neurological diseases and elderly. Cognitive impairments in many elderly patients is thought to be related only to neurological disease. However, it is necessary to investigate whether this impairment is due to age. Because cognitive impairment may adversely affect the treatment and care needs of elderly patients; therefore, it is important to assess their cognitive functions. This was a descriptive study conducted to identify cognitive impairment and ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510109

Managing a Stressful Work Environment through Improved Teamwork - A Qualitative Content Analysis of Nurses Working Environment within Emergency Care

Djanda Horn, Maddeleine Lindström and Kristina Rosengren

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 26, 2018

The aim of this study was to describe nurses' experiences of their working environment in emergency departments at a general hospital in Manila, Philippines. The working environment within emergency care is complex and unpredictable and may influence patient safety. Nurses are challenged by increased patient flow, staff shortages and heavy workload. This study used a qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach based on semi-structured interviews with nine nurses at emergency departme...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510108

Impact on Caregivers of Patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) in the United States: Results from the Living with MPNs Survey

Dilan Paranagama, Shreekant Parasuraman, Jingbo Yu, Lindsey Lyle and Ruben Mesa

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 23, 2018

904 patients with MPNs aged 18-70 years in the US who completed the online Living with MPNs survey between April and November, 2016. The MPN Symptom Assessment Form Total Symptom Score was used to describe symptom burden. Patient-reported need for caregiver assistance and caregivers' employment change due to MPNs was reported. Most survey respondents to this US survey reported receiving MPN-related caregiver assistance. A higher symptom burden was reported by those receiving assistance than thos...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510107

Qualitative Study of Supervisor Feedback on Nurse Managers' Reflective Journals

Yumiko Kuraoka

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 17, 2018

A total of 63 nurse managers participated in an experiential learning-based program that included writing entries in a reflective journal and supervisor feedback. The Experiential Learning Inventory on the Job (ELI) was administered before and after the program. Overall, 10 nurse managers showed apparent changes in their Experiential Learning Inventory scores after completing the program. We qualitatively analyzed the data from 41 reflective journal entries written by these 10 nurses along with ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510106

Prostatic Artery Embolisation with Bletilla Striata Particles in Treatment of Moderate to Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Resulted from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Xuelu Zhou, Shangjun Zhou, Ping Zhan and Jianfeng Zhang

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 17, 2018

The aim of this study was to explore the safety and efficacy of prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) with Bletilla striata particles as embolic agent in treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) resulted from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Superselective angiogram of prostatic artery was performed with Seldinger's technique, and the artery was occluded with Bletilla striata particles 150-200 mm. PAE was successful in 68 of 75 patients (90.7%)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510105

Marital Adjustment of Women Living in Two Different Provinces of Turkey and their Attitudes towards Violence against Women

Betül Aktas, Hasret Yalcinoz Baysal and Medine Yilmaz

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 16, 2018

The study is a descriptive and cross-sectional one. The population of the study included 18-49 year old married women residing in the eastern (Erzurum) and the western (İzmir) part of Turkey. Of these women, 303 who presented to the Family Health Center for any reason and volunteered to participate in the study comprised the study sample. To collect the study data, the Sociodemographic Characteristics Questionnaire, the Attitudes towards Violence against Women Scale and the Marital Adjustment S...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510104

Training of French Nursing Students on Drawing Blood Culture: Results from a Broad Electronic Survey

Barbara Alves and Romain Jouffroy

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 08, 2018

Early implementation of appropriate treatments reduces mortality of sepsis, but before starting antibiotherapy, drawing blood culture is essential to identify the source of sepsis and to adapt treatment. Suboptimal practices result in blood culture contamination from patient's skin at the venepuncture site. As blood culture is the standard method to diagnose a bacteraemia, appropriate training of nursing students can promote good clinical practice. This study aims to evaluate the teaching and th...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510103

Risk Factors for Postoperative Delirium after Cardiac Surgery

Yutaka Matsuura, Mitsuki Kamidaira and Akiko Tamura

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 25, 2018

Postoperative delirium affects prognosis and the probability of survival. It is important for medical professionals to predict and prevent delirium, as well as implement appropriate interventions, early in the course of care. This study sought to reveal the risk factors for postoperative delirium based on general characteristics such as circulatory dynamics in patients admitted to the ICU after cardiac surgery. Patients who underwent cardiac surgery were included in this study (n = 149). Trained...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510102

Set Up of Longitudinal Care Paradigm in Contemporary Family Medicine and Community Nursing

Manuel Ortega-Calvo and Manuel Angel Calvo-Calvo

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 15, 2018

The paradigm constitutes the development of what is called "normal science". On the other hand, one of the essential characteristics of medical and nursing practices in primary health care (PHC) is the longitudinal heed of human beings. William Rathbone VI was a merchant and businessman noted for his philanthropic work. In 1859 his appreciation for the services of a nurse, Mary Robinson, engaged to care for his dying wife, prompted him to campaign for a system of district nursing to enable the p...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510101

Hierarchical Linear Modeling Application in Analyzing Occupational Injuries Related Factors for Nurses in Taiwan

Min-Hui Li, Yu-Lung Wu, Fu-I Hou and Wan-Yun Huang

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 15, 2018

Nurses are prone to occupational injuries due to the nature of their roles in the medical care environment. To narrow the gap in literature, this research analyzes the relevant individual- and hospital-level factors of occupational injuries suffered by nursing personnel in Taiwan by targeting those with occupational injury records in the 2013 National Health Insurance Research Database. A two-level research model consisting of the individual demographic data, hospital category and types, and ind...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510100

Investigation of the Violence and Violence Types against the Healthcare Staff Working in 112 Emergency Service

Leyla Yaka and Nalan Gordeles Beser

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

This study was conducted between the dates of December 2015 and June 2016 with 100 healthcare staff (physicians and other personnel) working in emergency service stations, in the chief physician department of 112, and in the command and control center of 112, all of which fall within the body of the Niğde Provincial Directorate of Health. Before conducting the study, written permission to perform the study was obtained from the Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University's Ethical Committee and the Niğ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510099

Ethnic Diversity and its Effect on Illness Perception and Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Ayala Gonen

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

Israel is a country with a mosaic of different cultures. All residents undergo a process of change and are united under a single culture. The study main purpose was to investigate whether Ethnic diversity have effect on illness perception and self-management of Type 2 Diabetes patients (DSMES) in Israel. The methodology used was a descriptive, exploratory design, 250 patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), born in Israel, or in the former USSR, aged 35-75, (response rate 80%). Two instrum...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510098

Perceptions of Turkish Nurses and Patients Regarding Individualized Care: A Comparison Study

Dilek Kucuk Alemdar and Yesim Yaman Aktas

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: September 20, 2018

Individualization of care signifies assessing each patient individually, considering patients' clinical characteristics, clinical situation, and personal life situation, and allowing them to have control over their own care decisions. The purpose of this study is to evaluate to what extent individualism is considered from the perspectives of both patients and nurses....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510097

WHO Multimodal Hand Hygiene Strategy and Alcohol Hand Rub Use is Effective in Reducing Hais and Antimicrobes in Developing Countries

Isata Victoria Mandoh, Sulaiman Lansana Mandoh and Jia Bainga Kangbai

Article Type: Systematic Review | First Published: August 10, 2018

A major problem in public health in developing countries is hospital-acquired infections for which hand hygiene of healthcare workers features as a critical preventive mechanism. In this study we seek through systematic review of extant literatures to identify the most effective hand hygiene approach practiced by healthcare workers in developing countries that leads to hospital-associated infection and antimicrobial reduction....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510096

Adherence to Therapeutic Regimen in Adults Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: The Role of Demographic and Clinical Characteristics

Victoria Alikari, Maria Tsironi, Vasiliki Matziou, Fotoula Babatsikou, Kalliopi Psillakis, Evangelos Fradelos and Sofia Zyga

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 04, 2018

It is widely accepted that End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) entails significant changes in the patients' life. In addition, patients experience many changes that affect the outcome of the disease. Adherence to treatment regimen plays an indisputable role in the management of chronic kidney disease....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510095

Micronutrients in Congestive Heart Failure: An Integrative Review

Jaclyn K Gaulden, Susan J Appel and Victoria Kilcawley

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 21, 2018

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a common disabling disease that affects approximately 5.1 million people in the United States (US). More than 55,000 deaths annually are contributed to CHF. CHF occurs equally among men and women and is responsible for approximately 11 million office visits per year. Economic cost of CHF in 2010 was $39.2 billion and accounted for 5.4% of the total health care budget....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510094

The Effectiveness and Related Factors of Taiwan's Long-Term Care Professional Manpower Training (Level I Common Curriculum)

Meei-Shiow Lu, Ching-Min Chen Chung-I Huang, Li-Chu Wu and Yao-Hua Wang

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 28, 2018

In view of the increase in demand for long term care professionals, the Department of Health in Taiwan has launched a training program for long term care professionals in 2010 and has entrusted the National Union of Nurses Association in Taiwan to carry out the Level I 18-hour long term care professionals training scheme. Training lessons commenced from May till July in 2011 and the teaching materials are certified by professionals and Delphi technique....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510093

The Croatian Model of University Education for Nurses

Stipan Jankovic, Sonja Koren, Matea Saric, Rahela Orlandini, Vesna Anticevic, Deana svaljug and Ante Buljubasic

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 25, 2018

Following the example of Dutch "Model of macro-efficiency of the higher education system" in 2011 the University Department of Health Studies was founded in Split. It is fully integrated with the University of Split (legal and economic services, human resources...). In the course of preparing the curriculum of university study programme in Nursing, for both the undergraduate and graduate university levels....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510092

Humanized Care: A Challenge for Nursing

Oscar Alberto Beltran Salazar

Article Type: Letter To The Editor | First Published: May 10, 2018

The practice of health care currently reflects a constant tension between to be and should be, in other words, between what actually the care is and what it should be, up to limits in which people can speak of dehumanization. This tension is evident in areas such as the relationship between the medical and nursing staff, the patients and their families, mediated by labor conditions, the use of technology and health administration often guided by reductionist criteria that have limited the intera...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510091

Telemedicine: An Opportunity to Upgrade the Function of the Nurses!

E Andres, S Talha, M Hajjam, C Grohens and A Hajjam

Article Type: Letter To The Editor | First Published: April 26, 2018

Chronic diseases, e.g. chronic heart failure (CHF), diabetes mellitus (DM), and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), remain serious diseases in terms of their functional or survival prognosis, and morbidity and mortality are high. This applies particularly well to CHF, in which the mortality rate of patients with stage III-IV disease according to the NYHA classification is at least currently around 30% at 5 years in more recent studies. The cost of these chronic diseases has rocketed.....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510090

Social Correlates of Nurses' Preparedness towards Retirement in Zaria, Northwest Nigeria

Anyebe EE, Yamah F, Philip F, Lawal H and Olarenwaju E O

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 31, 2018

This study assessed the level of preparedness of nurses toward retirement in two hospitals in Zaria. A descriptive non-experimental research design was used for the study. Using a questionnaire, data were collected from a convenience sample of 108 nurses. The data were analyzed descriptively using SPSS version 22. The result showed that most of the nurses are aware of retirement plans and believe that retirement is important in nursing. Most of them (60.2%) agree that there are benefits of early...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510089

Eating Difficulties in Newly-Onset Stroke Patients: A Qualitative Inquiry of Nurses' Perceptions of the Situation

Wai Sze Mavis LAI, Lisa Pau Le LOW and Ka Yin Kayla WONG

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 12, 2018

Eating difficulties are one of the challenges experienced by stroke survivors. It is necessary to examine eating difficulties from a broader perspective and not only focus on swallowing. As nurses play a vital role in ensuring good nutrition, greater attention should be given to explore this phenomenon. This paper reports a study to explore nurses' perceptions of caring for newly-onset acute stroke patients with eating difficulties. Twelve registered nurses from two medical wards of an acute hos...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510088

Relationship Status and Sexual Behaviors in Post-Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Affected Urban Young Women: A Sub-Study of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Lisa Tabacco, Shang-en Chung, Jamie Perin, Steven Huettner, Arlene Butz and Maria Trent

Article Type: Short note | First Published: January 10, 2018

Adolescent and young adult women disproportionately experience Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) as a complication of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). This study seeks to understand the relationship context, changes in sexual behavior, and impact of partner sexual behavior on recurrent STI diagnoses at 3-months post-diagnosis....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510087

The Impact of Self-Efficacy and Depression on Self-Care in Patients with Heart Failure: An Integrative Review

Harshida Patel and Sumana Ghosh

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 13, 2017

Although the importance of self-efficacy and depression are mapped out in previous research; there is a lack of clarity about associations between self-efficacy and depression to self-care, and potential implications for nursing care. The purpose of this review was to identify the association between self-efficacy and depression and how it affects self-care in the HF population....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510086

Lifestyle Intervention for Transplant Success (LIFTS) Mobile Health Wellness Program for Kidney Wait-Listed Patients: Development and Design

Sieverdes JC, Bergamin M, Chandler J, Noltemeyer Z, Moore TL, Baliga PK, Ruggiero K, Campbell RC, Nemeth LS, Treiber FA, Juergens K and Jenkins CH

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 08, 2017

Dialysis patients are at risk of attrition from Kidney Transplant (KT) wait lists due to sedentary lifestyle and poor nutritional adherence. This study tested the acceptability of several mobile Health (mHealth) intervention components for the development of a lifestyle program to support kidney wait-list patients....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510085

What are the Factors that Affect the Image of Nursing Profession of Turkish High School Students?

Aylin Aktas Ozakgul, Turkinaz Atabek Asti, Burcu Karabay, Emrullah Emir and Nihan Temeller

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 06, 2017

This study is aims to determine the image of nursing profession among high school students and make comparisons on the basis of variables which might influence the image of nursing. This descriptive and comparative research data were collected by using the Information Form and the Nursing Image Scale....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510084

Effectiveness of Simulation among Undergraduate Students in the Critical Care Nursing

Melba Sheila D'Souza, Ramesh Venkatesaperumal, Frieda S Chavez, Kader Parahoo and Devakirubai Jacob

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 18, 2017

Novice nursing students are trained to develop skills for delivering safe patient-centered holistic care in the undergraduate nursing. Entry of novice students in the higher levels of the undergraduate curriculum entails their adult clinical experience in the intensive care, high acuity, post-anesthetic and emergency settings....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510083

Clinical Pharmacist-Led Medication Reconciliation Initiative at a Newly Established Hospital in Qatar: A Preliminary Report

Hala Sonallah, Tarek Ibrahim, Dalia Abdul Sattar, Dalia Ahmed and Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 16, 2017

This preliminary study was conducted to identify the types and frequency of medication discrepancies, and clinical pharmacists' interventions made upon patients' admission. Medication Reconciliation (MR) was done by clinical pharmacists routinely on inpatients from intensive care unit, medical and surgical wards at Al Wakra hospital....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510082

Determination of Changes in the Brain in Bipolar Disorder by Imaging Methods and its Reflections in Nursing Care

Özlem Kaştan and Gülşah Acar

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 23, 2017

Bipolar disorder is a chronic brain disease characterized by lifelong repetition and remissions and emotional state fluctuations that vary from deep depression to extreme happiness. Although there are many studies on the neurobiological basis of bipolar disorder, its pathophysiology is not fully known....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510081

Hepatitis E Virus Infection in a Student Healthcare Worker: A Case Report

Antoon De Schryver, Inge Wijnants, Paolo Bonanni, Ramona Hambach, Marc van Sprundel and Guido François

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 23, 2017

Against the background of hepatitis prevention and control in Belgium, an important focus is on healthcare and occupational medicine settings. Most Belgian healthcare workers in training are administered a combined hepatitis A/B vaccine by occupational health services. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510080

Cultural Awareness: Coining and Cupping

Susan Ann Vitale and Thaleshravi Prashad

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 20, 2017

The theory of culture care diversity and universality, as described by the renowned anthropologist and nursing leader, Madeleine Leninger suggests that care should be both culturally competent and sensitive to its diverse populations. Within this theory, emphasis is placed on delivering respectful care for patients and their families....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510079

Conceptual Framework for Nurses in the Use of the Neuman Systems Model on Caregivers of People Suffering by Schizophrenia

Kerime Bademli and Zekiye Çetinkaya Duman

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 20, 2017

Nursing knowledge is shaped by nursing conceptual models and nursing theories. Nursing theories and models explain the basic metaparadigm concepts related to nursing discipline and the correlation between these concepts, and focus on the role of nursing. Models bring a point of view on nursing and direct nursing practices. Conceptual models in nursing bring a common meaning to the basic concepts of nursing....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510078

The Impact of Watching Movies on the Communication Skills of Nursing Students: A Pilot Study from Turkey

Ilkay Keser and Gülşah Acar

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 11, 2017

Communication skills can be improved in a variety of ways at any time of life. It is known in our country and in the world that watching films has a positive effect on individuals. In addition to traditional verbal lectures teaching skills to be learned by students, watching movies is thought of as contributing to the acquisition of permanent knowledge. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the effect of watching movies on nursing students' communication skills. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510077

Case Based Game: Integrating the Practice Framework with Cases

Elizabeth Fain

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 07, 2017

Understanding the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF) and its integration with newly learned clinical skills requires students to progress from early information acquisition of the OTPF to synthesis and application to case studies. Active learning facilitates clinical reasoning and is defined as planning, directing, performing and reflecting on client care....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510076

Nursing Education, Trauma and Care in the Intensive Care

Marianne Frieri, Krishan Kumar and Anthony Boutin

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 31, 2017

Post operative cardio-thoracic surgical patients experiencing nursing bedside handover, a standardized infant positioning assessment tool and a bedside education program by registered nurses and highly specialized nurses in intensive care and their relation to patient outcome and nursing workload related to obese patients was described....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510075

Delivering an Interprofessional and Intercollegiate Program between Nursing and Pharmacy Students

Michele S Bednarzyk, Carol Motycka and Kathaleen C Bloom

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: July 20, 2017

It is clear to many leading national organizations, such as the Institute of Medicine and other professional groups and accrediting bodies that learning in teams with other health professionals is an important way to improve the health and safety of the population....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510074

Academic Dishonesty among Undergraduate Nursing Students

Cavelle Allen, Shaulene Stanley, Karozan Cascoe and Rosain Stennett

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: July 15, 2017

Academic dishonesty is defined as a student’s intentional attempt to falsify, fabricate or tamper with data, information, records, or any other material that is relevant to any course, laboratory, or other academic exercise or function....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510073

'When Can I be Free from My Miserable Leg?' A Qualitative Study of Patients' Experiences of Chronic Leg Ulceration in Primary Healthcare

Xiaoli Zhu and Kath Ryan

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 14, 2017

Chronic leg ulceration significantly reduces quality of life because of its chronicity and recurrence. This study aimed to gain deep insight into the experiences of patients living with chronic leg ulcer from their perspective....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510072

The Origin of Professional Nursing Training in Catalonia

Sabate Perez Elisenda and Sabate Casellas Ferran

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 05, 2017

The development of professional nursing training in Catalonia started at the beginning of XX century, with the establishment of three nursing schools: one public and two private. Their aim was: to provide trained medical auxiliaries; to improve the care of patients, at home or in the hospital; to offer a social and economic rewarding profession for women; and to have a public health promoter, very closed to the people....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510071

New Management Systems and the Ambiguous Nature of Resources: A Qualitative Study about Healthcare Middle Managers

Veronique Haberey-Knuessi, and Jean-Luc Heeb

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 31, 2017

The focus of this article is an empirical investigation using the Demerouti model to examine the stress factors affecting nursing managers, doctors and nurses in their work, and the resources available to them. A survey conducted by healthcare managers showed that despite being very highly motivated in their work, their engagement with it is sometimes incomplete....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510070

Effectiveness of Telemedicine for Distant Wound Care Advice towards Patient Outcomes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ling Jia Goh and Xiaoli Zhu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 22, 2017

Telemedicine in wound care allows the general practitioner to communicate with the specialist via telecommunications in co-managing the patients' wounds thus effectively reducing the wait for specialist, allowing patients to get treated faster. As patients with complicated wounds increased, the demand for specialist wound care advice increased....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510069

Self-Perceived Performance-Based Training Needs of Senior Nurse Managers Working in United Christian Hospital: A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study

Lap Fung Tsang, So Yuen Alice Sham, Sheung Lan Winnie Law, Ching Yi Sze, Siu Keung Tang, Ching Yan Kong, Suk Ying Peggy Wong and A Marie Tarrant

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 10, 2017

An increasing demand for quality of clinical service and safety of clinical procedures in hospitals has become a burden to healthcare staff. Training resources is sometimes wrongly allocated and are inadequate to meet the nurses' actual needs. No study was conducted to explore self-perceived training needs from senior level managers towards three domains: personal growth, professional development and services development....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510068

Work Stress, Coping Strategies and Levels of Depression among Nurses Working in Mental Health Hospital in Port-Said City

Abd Alhadi Hasan

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 08, 2017

Psychiatric nurses experience wide range of stressful events, evolving from the care of violent, aggressive patients, recurrent relapse episodes and poor prognosis of mental disorders; it affects several dimensions of nurses' life, physical and mental health. The aim of the study was to assess work stress, coping strategies and level of depression among psychiatric nurses....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510067

Changing Territories of Health Care Professionals in Primary Care

Kieke GH Okma

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: April 17, 2017

This contribution explores the changing positions of four major groups of health professionals in primary care in North America and Western Europe: general internists, family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The mix of professionals varies greatly across countries in Europe and North America, illustrating that there is no single answer to the question: "What is the 'best' mix of health professionals?"...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510066

Hemiatrophy Syndrome with Secondary Respiratory Failure Corrected with Noninvasive Ventilation

Lorena Picasso Simon and Salvador Diaz Lobato

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 07, 2017

We describe the case of a 79-year-old man who presented respiratory failure secondary to left body hemiatrophy which was presented since early childhood. Clinical and images findings support the diagnosis of hemiatrophy syndrome complicated with hypercapnic respiratory insufficiency secondary to a restrictive ventilatory disorder....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510065

Using Quality Improvement Methods to Implement Guidelines to Decrease the Proportion of Urinary Retention in Orthopaedic Care

Ann-Christine Andersson, Rose-Marie Johansson, Mattias Elg, Boel Andersson Gare and Lennart Christensson

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 09, 2017

In patients treated with indwelling urethral catheter (IUC), complications such as catheter associated urinary tract infections are common, while underuse of IUC may cause harmful urinary retention (UR)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510064

Reliability and Validity of Drugs Use Health Belief Scale in Adult Women

Behice Erci and Zeynep Cicek

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 07, 2017

The research was methodological study design. A convenience sample of 210 women at a primary health care centre completed a structured questionnaire including the health beliefs related drug use scale for women in 2012. The researchers visited primary health care centre on 5 working days in every week and conducted interviews with the women....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510063

Improving Practitioners Knowledge and Confidence to Identify High Risk Medications with Older Adults: A Quality Improvement Intervention

Ellen O Beyer and Jeungok Choi

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 02, 2017

Adults 65 years and older are at increased risk for complications of drug therapy and are vulnerable to medication prescribing patterns of poor quality because of age-related changes, comorbidities, polypharmacy, and medication interactions. Potentially inappropriate medications contribute to adverse drug events, falls, delirium, and gastrointestinal bleeding and are deemed preventable....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510062

Self-Perceived Competency-Based Training Needs of Registered Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study

Lap Fung Tsang, So Yuen Alice Sham, Sheung Lan Winnie Law, Shuk Chun Irene Ho, Siu Keung Tang, Ching Yan Kong, Suk Ying Peggy Wong and A Marie Tarrant

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 25, 2017

The aim of this study is to explore a competency-based training need of registered nurses working in United Christian Hospital (UCH) in Hong Kong. This cross-sectional questionnaire study included 876 registered nurses from 3 to 23 August 2015....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510061

Brief Report: Von Willebrand Disease in Women: A Review and APN Survey Results

Jennifer P Kurkowski, Angelo P Giardino, Jennifer E Dietrich and Haleh H Sangi

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 20, 2017

Approximately 3 million women in the United States are estimated to have an inherited bleeding disorder, VWD being the most common and affecting 1% of the population. Pathophysiology, prevalence, relationship to heavy menstrual bleeding, screening and appropriate workup for VWD are discussed. Advanced practice nurses were surveyed about the amount of education on bleeding disorders and revealed 59% were taught about Type 1 Von Willebrand disease in school. Furthermore, 62.2% of participants felt...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510060

Healthcare Provider Guidance for Breast Cancer Screening

Ray Cody Mayo

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: January 09, 2017

Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in American women. Currently there are multiple differing recommendations regarding the appropriate approach to breast cancer screening. Unfortunately this lack of clarity causes confusion on the part of the healthcare provider and patient which may lead to suboptimal healthcare decisions. The current recommendations are reviewed and patient guidance is discussed below in a concise, organized format....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510059

Understanding the Factors Associated with Abortion among Women Seeking Abortion Related Health Services in Phuentsholing General Hospital, Bhutan

Kinley Wangdi and Manish Raj Gurung

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 28, 2016

A retrospective study to understand the trends of all forms of abortion was carried out using secondary data from PGH data repository. The trend was analyzed between the periods 1st January 2008 to 31st December 2011. A prospective study was also carried out between 1st March 2012 and 28th February 2014 using a structured interviewer administered questionnaire on patients seeking medical care for abortion related ailments in PGH....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510058

The Relationship between Test Anxiety and the Incidence and Type of Menstrual Disorders in the Case of Students of University of Medical Sciences: A Longitudinal Study

Katayon Vakilian, Roya Gholami, SimaYounesi Ghare-shiran and Azam Rahmani

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 28, 2016

Anxiety is known as a potential contributing factor in the incidence of menstrual disorders. No studies have yet investigated the relationship between test anxiety and the incidence and type of menstrual disorders. The present study was therefore conducted to examine this relationship....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510057

Acute Care Nursing Considerations in the Era of Direct-Acting Hepatitis C Antivirals

Jennifer L Cole and Jennifer E Stark

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 30, 2016

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) has a major impact on healthcare globally. Comorbidities are common in HCV-infected patients and as this population ages, acute care admissions are on the rise. With the introduction of the direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens, treatment for HCV has become better tolerated and more effective with shorter durations. Treatment rates for HCV are on the rise with the DAA agents, making it more likely to encounter patients on these medications during hospital admissi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510056

The Beck Hopelessness Scale: Factor Structure, Validity and Reliability in a Sample of Student Nurses in South-Western Nigeria

Olutayo Aloba, Oluwaseyi Olabisi, Olayinka Ajao and Tolulope Aloba

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 30, 2016

Suicide rate has been reported to be high among nurses and student nurses. Hopelessness has been globally recognized as the most significant predictor of suicide and suicidal behaviour. The Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) has been recognized to be very useful in the prediction of suicide but its psychometric properties have not been examined among Nigerian student nurses....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510055

Solutions for Wellness: Outcome Review and Analysis of a Healthy Lifestyle Group

Valerie King, Rebecca Janis and Gary Burlingame

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 30, 2016

Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) experience a notably decreased life span due, in part to a metabolic syndrome linked to psychotropic medications commonly prescribed to SMI patients. Eli Lilly's Solutions for Wellness (SFW) program was designed to address some of the risk factors (e.g., weight, diet, lifestyle) that exacerbate the metabolic syndrome in SMI outpatients. However, there is limited data as to the effectiveness of the SFW program for hospitalized SMI patients....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510054

Provision of Information about Infant Feeding Postpartum through Digital Media

Laura Mullaney, Shona Cawley, Amy C O'Higgins, Rachel Kennedy, Daniel McCartney and Michael J Turner

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 30, 2016

Before, during and after pregnancy, women are keen to receive information that will promote not only their own well-being, but also that of their baby. The first year of life is a period of rapid growth and development. An infant's birth weight doubles by six months and triples by one year, a process not repeated at any other phase in the life cycle. A UK study suggests that first-time mothers have a good understanding of weaning guidelines; however, they seek weaning information from multiple s...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510053

Comparison of Four Cultural Competence Models in Transcultural Nursing: A Discussion Paper

Abdulrhman Saad Albougami, Karen G Pounds and Jazi Shaydeid Alotaibi

Article Type: Discussion Paper | First Published: July 01, 2016

Globalization has brought about tremendous changes to societies around the world. Increased immigration has led to increasing diversity among patients, making culturally congruent healthcare an absolute necessity. Like all healthcare fields, nursing is expected to adopt a global practice of culturally congruent care. Thus, nurses must acquire an in-depth understanding of cultural beliefs, practices, and differences, thus developing a practice of avoiding premature generalizations....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510052

Undergraduate Nursing Students' Perceptions of High-Fidelity Simulation-Based Learning

Yueh-Chen Yeh

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 27, 2016

Because of the growing expectations for novice nurses to be adequately prepared to work in complex healthcare settings, pressure has dramatically increased for nursing schools to deliver better training. Nurse educators must explore innovative teaching methods to link the gap between knowledge and practice in order to enhance the students' ability to function as competent nurses. Researchers stated that simulation has the potential to help nurse educators better train students, especially when f...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510051

Communication and Effective Interprofessional Health Care Teams

Gary L Kreps

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 27, 2016

It is increasingly important for health care professionals and consumers to participate actively and competently in interprofessional health care teams to contribute specialized knowledge and skills toward addressing complex health care challenges. However, team members must be sensitized to the communication demands of working effectively in health care teams....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510050

Why is Respiratory Rate the Neglected Vital Sign? A Narrative Review

Malcolm Elliott

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 26, 2016

Respiratory rate assessment is essential for detecting acute changes in a patient's condition. Despite this, research has shown that it is the most neglected vital sign in clinical practice. This literature review identified three key reasons for this: inadequate knowledge regarding respiratory rate assessment; nurses' perception of patient acuity; and lack of time. These factors suggest poor understanding of the importance of respiratory rate as a vital sign....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510049

Building a Virtual Learning Environment for Distance Education in Nursing Oncology

Maria das Gracas Silva Matsubara and Edvane Birelo Lopes De Domenico

Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: May 31, 2016

The new demands of a globalized and competitive market have targeted health services to have an attitude focused on client welfare, through a process of providing services with quality, whose advantage is in the intellectual capital of its human resources which result from continuous processes of education....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510048

The Caring Dimension Inventory (CDI-29): Modified Arabic Version

Majdi Alhadidi and Muayyad Ahmad

Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: May 24, 2016

Purpose:This study was designed to examine the psychometric properties of modified Arabic version of the Caring Dimension Inventory. Methods:The cross-sectional survey was conducted in Jordan in four psychiatric clinical settings. Data were collected from three psychiatric hospitals and one psychiatric ward. The sample size was 205 nurses. Ethical approval was granted to conduct this study by the relevant research ethics committees of the involved hospitals....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510047

Combining Breastfeeding and Employment: The Salient Beliefs of Nurses Working Shift Working in a Hospital

Jean Marie Schlittenhart

Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: April 30, 2016

Current federal legislation, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, provides for the support of lactating women in the workforce. Previous to this enactment employers were not required to provide breaks for lactating women to express milk for their nursing infant. Howbeit, breastfeeding benefits have been endorsed by American Academy of Pediatric for growth and development (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012). Now, the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division requ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510046

Bingo! Team-Based Game in English Medical Terminology for Baccalaureate Nursing Students

Ching-Hsing Hsieh

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: April 30, 2016

In medical service settings in Taiwan, English medical terminology is used for writing medical admission notes, medication administration records, and nursing kardexes. Nurses use English medical terminology to interact with health care professionals and to understand patient charts, laboratory data, and nursing kardexes. For nurses, understanding and using English medical terminology is an important ability to perform their responsibilities efficiently and safely. However, many clinical nurses ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510045

Interventions of Music: Reviewing Evidence for Better Practice

Mindi Miller, Brianna Fox and Abbey Brown

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: April 30, 2016

There is growing evidence that music assists with healing and well-being. Music is known to have widespread common characteristics, yet there are individual cognitive and emotional differences that make the operationalization of music therapy challenging. The work of two baccalaureate honors students became the catalyst for doing additional literature critiques on music therapy. Best practice guidelines for music therapy is in its infancy, as is the specialty of certified music therapists. Music...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510044

Measuring Acceptability of Clinical Decision Rules Using the Ottawa Acceptability of Decision Rules Instrument (OADRI): A Pediatric Emergency Care Study

Evelien de Vos-Kerkhof, Dorien H.F. Geurts, Ida J. Korfage, Yvonne Vergouwe, Angeline Slager-Lodders, Henriette A. Moll and Rianne Oostenbrink

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 31, 2016

For successful practical implementation of clinical decision rules, measuring their acceptability is essential. The Ottawa Acceptability of Decision Rules Instrument (OADRI) was developed to serve this need. The OADRI was translated into Dutch according to international guidelines. Decision rule acceptability was measured during three different moments of two impact trials. We described OADRI mean item scores and diversity of answer possibilities, where > 50% "No opinion/Don't know" where define...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510043

The Need for Safe Patient Handling Programs

Guy Fragala

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: March 31, 2016

Healthcare today faces numerous challenges and opportunities for improvement, and many of these issues relate to providing efficient high level care in a cost efficient manner. Efforts to meet these challenges are driven by better standards for care evolving from the evidence base created through research and practices which when applied lead to better outcomes. However, the demands presented to the healthcare practitioner to integrate the new concepts for care into the current environment of ca...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510042

Conceptualizing the Relationships between Organizational Cultures, Nurse Leaders and the Nurse Practice Environments: A Historical Perspective

Edith A. West

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 31, 2016

In an article entitled, From Tall Poppies to Squashed Weeds: Why Don't Nurses Pull Together More, Farrell concluded that it was not only the alleged misogyny intrinsic to oppression or feminist theory that shackled and impeded nurses, but nurses themselves who in their everyday work and interpersonal interactions, act as insidious gatekeepers to an iniquitous status quo....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510041

Assessing Awareness of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) among Nurse Practitioners: A Pilot Study

Mary Beth Wilson Steck, Julia A. Eggert, Veronica G. Parker, Lee A. Crandall and Bonnie J. Holaday

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 07, 2016

Nurse practitioners (NPs) need be aware of the ethical and social implications of diagnosing, testing and managing genetic diseases in their patients. Before the start of the Human Genome Project, the degree of protection in state laws in the United States against genetic discrimination varied broadly. Thus, a federal law, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) was passed in 2008....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510040

An Untapped Resource in Patient Centered Care - The Role of Spirituality

L. Abraham and D. Dunn

Article Type: Case report | First Published: March 06, 2016

In our 25 year experience delivering care to a frail elderly population our Geriatric Team has noted that many of our health care colleagues do not routinely assess the spiritual needs of sick persons. There is no consistent assessment of this need in the routine medical care of older patients. This spiritual need has to be understood in terms of the whole person-the emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of our being, as well as the physical....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510039

Osteopenia among Preterm Newborns and Nursing Care

Oznur Tosun, Yagmur Sezer Efe, Emine Erdem and Meral Bayat

Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: February 29, 2016

Incidence of preterm birth has been increasing since 1980s. Despite this increase in the incidence, survival rate of preterm newborns has been going up although it changes depending on gestational age. It is stated that such critical diseases that progress slowly as sensory losses, neurological disorders, developmental deficits, respiratory failures, bone mineral problems occur despite decreasing number of health problems that develop rapidly thanks to the increasing rate of preterm survival rat...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510038

Discussion of Challenges in Engaging Urdu/Punjabi Speak People with Type 2 Diabetes in Structured Group Patient Education Using Interpretation and Established Educational Tools in Two Health Boards in Scotland

Joan McDowell and Smita Grant

Article Type: Discursive Article | First Published: February 26, 2016

Structured patient education is one aspect of supporting self-management for people with diabetes. People from the black and minority ethnic groups who live in upper-middle and high income countries are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus than white Caucasians and providing structured patient education in a multicultural society can be challenging for practitioners. To promote a sustainable model of care, with language support, this paper discusses the use of culturally appropr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510037

Does the Presence of an Endoscopy Nurse Influence Adenoma Detection Rate during Colonoscopy?

Bradley Evans, David Pace, Mark Borgaonkar, June Peckham, Hickey N, O'Leary M, McGrath J, Fallows G and Rayleen Hogan RN

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 21, 2016

An endoscopy nurse acting as a second observer during colonoscopy may result in an increased adenoma detection rate (ADR). The impact a nurse can have on ADR may be related to endoscopy nurse experience. Common practice is to have an endoscopy nurse present in the procedure room during colonoscopy but not specifically dedicated to observation of the procedure. The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with increased rates of adenoma detection during colonoscopy....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510036

How Nurses Views Themselves in Turkey: A Qualitative SWOT Analysis

Halime Abay, Sena Kaplan, Sevil Sahin and Gul Pinar

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 21, 2016

The study was carried out to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that define the current situation of nursing in Turkey and to develop suggestions. This study is a qualitative research. SWOT analysis was performed among key informants in the study. A purposive sampling technique targeted key informants involved in 12 students attending Nursing Doctorate Program....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510035

The Impact of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Chapter <800> On Nursing Practices

James P. Amerine and Lindsey B. Amerine

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: February 21, 2016

Guidelines of handling hazardous drugs (HD) have been in existence since the early 1980s. Subsequent guidelines and recommendations by nursing and pharmacy organizations have further enhanced HD safety in health care settings. In early 2016, the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Chapter <800> (USP <800>) will be published in its final format providing health care facilities recommendations and requirements for handling HD in an attempt to reduce exposure to health care workers....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510033

Engagement and Ethics Entwined

Kathleen Hudson

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: February 07, 2016

Due to the intimate nature of nursing and caring, the ethical perspective of one's nursing is directly related to one's morals-along with one's inner sense of being a nurse. The nurse's ability to be engaged and connected within the work environment is reflected by a greater ethical dedication and reflection on her/his clinical practice. Notably, the current healthcare environment has a large impact on nurses' levels of work engagement. This is due to many factors within the environment: the per...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510032

Students' Perceptions of Psychomotor Skills Training: A Qualitative Study

Ayse Demiray, Ayla Kececi and Meral Yildirim Cetinkaya

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 03, 2016

Psychomotor learning is defined as learning new actions or reapplying the existing ones by modifying them. Psychomotor learning involves consistent and integrated operation of processes related to affective and cognitive functions. Individuals learn manual skills with the support of visual perception as well as exploring objects by touching. The principal learning objective in nursing education, as is the case for other occupational groups in the healthcare field, is to develop psychomotor skill...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510031

Perspectives and Challenges in the Psychological Care of Cancer Patients and in Stress Management for Oncology Nurses: An Online Survey among Japanese Nurses

Mariko Kaneko, Ryu Shuhei, Miki koyama and Ryoko Kakehi

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 30, 2016

An online questionnaire survey was conducted in Japan among 782 nurses enrolled for health professional surveys in November 2014. The questionnaire consisted of ten questions on the psychological care of cancer patients of all five categories (anxiety, anger, crisis state, how to tell children about cancer in a parent, and grief care) and two questions on nurses' own stress management, which were assessed on a Likert scale. In addition, space was given to free-text responses for difficulties in ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510030

Dengue Infection Could Provoke Cardiac Arrest and Death

Cassia Regina Vancini-Campanharo, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Marilia dos Santos Andrade, Alvaro Nagib Atallah and Aecio Flavio Teixeira de Gois

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 30, 2016

Early diagnosis and prevention of dengue fever is essential for the appropriate supportive treatment and management and can improve the patient survival. If significant cardiac involvement and failure is present, preventive management strategies and advanced life support should be applied to prevent mortality and morbidity by dengue....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510029

Side Effects and Drug Interactions of Marijuana

Carol Motycka, Marissa Glinton and Courtney Brennan

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 29, 2016

The use of marijuana as a medication continues to be debated around the United States with legalization being discussed in several states. Understanding the adverse effects and drug interactions of marijuana are important as more people look to using this substance as a form of treatment. Marijuana has been associated with several adverse effects when used both short term and long term. It is also a substance which may interact with commonly used medications. This article will discuss some of th...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510028

Exploring the Contribution of Treatment Factors to Preferences for Smoking Cessation Interventions

Souraya Sidani, Joan Brewster, Joyal Miranda, Shelley Walkerly and Emily Belita

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 23, 2016

Preferences for treatment affect the poor uptake, adherence, and outcomes of smoking cessation interventions. This study addressed the need to examine what smokers like and dislike about smoking cessation interventions. The study aimed to describe adult smokers' preferences for three interventions: nicotine replacement therapy, brief individual advice and group behavioral therapy, and to identify treatment-related factors underlying treatment preferences....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510027

Sally the Cat: A Resident of a Continuing Care Facility

Sandra P. Hirst

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 11, 2016

During the past several decades, interest has grown in the contribution that animals make to the quality of life of older residents who live in continuing care facilities. These residents are typically over the age of 85 and have often co-existing acute and chronic health challenges. Explored through this paper are several salient issues specific to animal assisted interventions for older residents living in continuing care facilities. These include: the possible contribution of animals to resid...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510026

Educating Nursing Students for Practice in the 21st Century

Jennifer Mannino and Elizabeth Cotter

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 09, 2016

Nurses face a number of challenges in the 21st century. One major challenge pertains to nursing education, specifically to the entry into practice preparation of undergraduate nursing students. Not only do nurses need to be adequately prepared to care for an ever increasing complex patient population, but they are called upon to be leaders in healthcare. The ways in which nurses were educated during the 20th century are no longer adequate for dealing with the realities of health care today; and ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510025

Cross-sectional Survey: Public Attitude toward Mental Illness in China

Anson Chui Yan Tang

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 31, 2015

Public attitude toward mental illness is usually negative in many western and Asian countries. Both qualitative and quantitative studies have reported that Chinese societies possess a lower benevolence toward and impose more social restriction on the mentally ill. People with mental illnesses are being labelled as dangerous and aggressive, and their families are being disapproved of and devalued....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510024

Making IPE Work: Idea to Actualization

Kimberly A. Udlis and Stephanie Stewart

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: December 31, 2015

According to the World Health Organization Interprofessional Care (IPC) is linked with improved outcomes in family health infectious disease humanitarian efforts, responses to epidemics and non-communicable disease. Others improvements with IPC are noted in access to care and coordination of services, appropriate use of specialty care, chronic disease outcomes and safety. Safety indicators include complications and error rates, lengths of stay, conflict among care givers, staff turnover and mort...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510023

Combining Breastfeeding and Employment: The Salient Beliefs of Nurses Working Shift Work in a Hospital

Sarah Mestepey, Susan K. Steele-Moses and Annette Knobloch

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 28, 2015

Combining breastfeeding and employment has been a struggle for mothers for many years. Working mothers are pressed to find a balance between employment responsibilities and the duties of motherhood. Until recent legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, there were essentially no federal regulations to protect a woman's breastfeeding rights; even the latest legislation is far from inclusive toward the protection of a woman's liberty to maintain lactation once she return...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510022

Patient Reported Outcome in a New Home-Based Rehabilitation Programme for Prostate Cancer Patients

Brigitta R Villumsen and Britta Hordam

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 26, 2015

The most optimal and individual exercise plan for men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy needs to be identified. We plan to investigate in these patients the effect of a 12-week home-based exercise programme on physical function, fatigue and metabolic parameters. We will also investigate the satisfaction and experience with the exercise tool. To the best of our knowledge this is the first study to investigate the effect of an interactive video gaming console on a home-ba...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510021

Difficulties with Stress Management Faced by Nurse Managers: A Survey of Nurse Managers at a University Hospital

Mariko Kaneko and Ryoko Kakehi

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 24, 2015

This study revealed that the stress management support system for nurse managers is inadequate and that nurse managers need to learn better stress management techniques. Moreover, a viable system providing stress management seminars, immediately linking available resources and creating a stress-free work environment needs to be established. Finally, a stress management care system for nurses, including nurse managers, needs to be implemented....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510020

An Integrative Review of Sickle Cell and Depression

Kimberly L. Tartt, Susan J. Appel, Valerie Mann-Jiles, Kahlil Demonbreun and John Langlow III

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 16, 2015

Purpose:Gain insight and knowledge through the exploration of depression among adult patients living with chronic illness such as sickle cell disease. The review focused on defining the prevalence of depression in chronic illness with emphasis on sickle cell. Associated chronic pain, quality of life, disease trajectory and the need for increased screening and treatment for depression in chronic illness such as with those living with sickle cell disease will be evaluated. Data Sources:A search of...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510019

Novelties in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot: Hyperbaric Oxygen and Rich Platelet Plasma Therapy

Ana Maria Arnaiz-Garcia

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 30, 2015

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is useful as an adjunct or primary therapy of multiple processes, such as gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression treatments, myonecrosis, ischemic traumatic injuries, compartment syndrome, severe anemia, brain abscesses dued to Actinomyces spp., necrotizing infections, refractory osteomyelitis, radiation necrosis, burns and it is also useful in situations in which the evolution of a graft or skin flap is unfavorable despite other treatments....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510018

Psychometric Evaluation of Clinical Learning Motivation Scale

Behice Erci

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 26, 2015

Motivation is the occurrence acting, learning and moving feelings in human beings. Motivation in work life can be described as additional rights and rewards for working people to do their jobs better, more qualified and faster and also to occur their feelings. In having motivation a person must first believe that he is able to manage the work before he has decided....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510017

Illuminating the Mystique of Honor in Nursing

Paulina Van

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: November 26, 2015

Honor in nursing contributes to the profession and practice of nursing and, more importantly, to the lives nurses touch. HONOR also serves as a mnemonic that can guide nurses as they seek to bring honor to themselves and the profession. Through attention to their hearts, opportunities, never being complacent, providing outstanding care and reflecting, nurses can transform nursing practice and patient encounters into outstanding optimal care, maintaining their standing as the most honorable profe...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510016

'Stop, Drop and Run,' Physical Fitness Program for Firefighters Created by Nurses at a Regional Burn Center

Steven A Kahn, Alexa Hinton, Amanda Gonzales and Teri Huff

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: November 22, 2015

Historically, fire departments have worked in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team of nurses, doctors and other healthcare providers that care for thermally injured patients at burn centers. The close relationship and shared ideals between burn centers and fire department allows them to combine resources to better serve individual patients, but also the community at large through outreach and community education related to safety, fire prevention and injury prevention....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510015

Creative and Innovative Mentoring Program for Improving Diverse Students in Education

Sharon Elizabeth Metcalfe

Article Type: Review article | First Published: November 04, 2015

Despite the increased diversity and multicultural transformation of the population within the United States, the majority of nurses in the workforce are found to be educated from Caucasian backgrounds. At present, there is minimal inclusion of students from underrepresented ethnic minorities, as well as students from the rural Appalachian region. This article describes an innovative and creative mentoring program that was implemented at a university to increase the diversity of the student enrol...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510014

Obesity: A Persistent Global Health Problem

Linda Eanes

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 04, 2015

Despite extensive public attention given to diet and exercise as effective counter measures to obesity and obesity-related problems, there has been no significant reduction in obesity rates in the United States and throughout the world. The author provides a brief update on obesity, dietary and physical activity guidelines, potential contributing factors to behavioral change and the role that nurses have in advancing health promoting activities that can reduce the health risks associated with ob...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510013

Monitoring Patients with Chronic Heart Failure Using a Telemedicine Platform: Contribution of the E-Care and INCADO Projects

Emmanuel Andres, Samy Talha, Ahmed Benyahia A, Olivier Keller, Mohamed Hajjam, Jawad Hajjam, Sylvie Erve, Justine Boehler, Catherine Grohens and Amir Hajjam

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 02, 2015

Monitoring patients with heart failure by telemedicine systems is a potential means susceptible to optimize the management of these patients and avoid life-threatening emergencies. In this context, we experimented in real life an e-platform dedicated to automated, intelligent detection of situations at risk of heart failure....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510012

A Scoping Review of Research Involving Nurses and Electronic Health Records in Middle Eastern Countries

Gillian Strudwick, Ai Tanimizu, Sandhya Nilacka Saraswathy, Sara Yousef and Veronica Nickerson

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 02, 2015

Nurses effective and efficient use of electronic health records (EHRs) is essential for the successful adoption of the technology. In recent years, countries within the Middle East have experienced an increase in the installation and implementation of such technologies, with nurses representing the largest user group. As such, the aim of this literature review is to understand the scope of research containing nurse participants related to the technology and its use in the region....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510011

Stress Reduction with the Transcendental Meditation Program in Caregivers: A Pilot Study

Sanford Nidich, Randi J Nidich, John Salerno, Brooke Hadfield and Charles Elder

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 02, 2015

Objective: To determine feasibility and potential effects of the transcendental meditation TM (TM) technique on caregivers' mental health and spiritual well-being. Methods: Twenty-three caregivers learned the TM program over five sessions and attended twice monthly group meetings over a two month period. Participants practiced at home for twenty minutes twice a day. Outcomes included perceived stress using Cohen's Perceived Stress Scale, Total Mood Disturbance using the profile of Mood States (P...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510010

Can Alzheimer's Patients Receive and Store Information in Late Stage of the Disease and Can Memory be Restored if the Amyloid Plaques are Removed?

Fredrik C Stormer

Article Type: Letter to Editor | First Published: September 30, 2015

Never underestimate an Alzheimer's patient. Patients with Alzheimer's disease may be able to use information from the past and also use information that was accumulated during the disease if they get rid of the amyloid plaques. Recently the removal of beta amyloid plaques in a mouse model has been reported. Beta amyloid plaques accumulates in the spaces between neurons and interfere with communication between them. The mice were exposed to scanning ultrasound treatment and 75% of cleared plaques...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510009

The Impact of Advanced Cardiac Life Support to Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Perceived Competence in Performing Resuscitation Skills

Jodie C Gary, Brian E Holland and Angela Mulcahy

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 30, 2015

The perceived competence of nursing students in performing resuscitation after completing an ACLS certification course was explored. This evaluation will aid in program evaluation and serve as a basis for further investigation. Baccalaureate nursing students receiving ACLS certification in the final semester of their nursing education self-reported an increase in perceived confidence related to performing resuscitation following the ACLS course....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510008

The Effects of High Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students' Perceptions and Self-Efficacy of Obstetric Skills

Gul Pinar, Candace C Knight, Vanessa P Gaioso, Penni I Watts, Kelly D Dailey, Sylvia E Britt, Kelley S Catron and Ferhat D Zengul

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 19, 2015

A descriptive, and correlational study design was utilized. Convenience sampling was conducted among junior level baccalaureate nursing students who were enrolled in a maternal child health nursing course at a large public university. The simulation experiences included nine different scenarios that highlighted critical obstetric concepts. Three instruments were used to gather data: (a) a demographic survey, (b) the Simulation Evaluation Form, and (c) the Simulation Design Scale. Student feedbac...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510007

Training and Professional Development for Nurses and Healthcare Support Workers: Supporting Foundation for Quality and Good Practice for Care of the Acutely III Older Person

Inderpal Singh

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 19, 2015

The healthcare needs of older people require a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach where all team members have knowledge of the ageing process. Specific skills are needed in the assessment and management of chronic illness in older people. Team members should have the ability to practice in an interdisciplinary environment to deliver appropriate care for older people, particularly those who are frail or at risk of adverse clinical events....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510006

Observed Experiences: Cultural Differences in Caring for Dying Patients in Malaysia

Loh Ee Chin

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 02, 2015

Little has been described about the cultural differences in caring for dying patients in Malaysia. This paper outlines three case studies in which the simple action of hair combing for patients by relations of different ethnicity, language, and cultural background may convey very different meanings to the people involved. The cases add insight to our understanding as practitioners on how we should seek to understand and be aware of the differences between ourselves and the people we care for in ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510005

Exploring the Experiences of Nurses Who Attended the Spirituality and Nursing Conference: 'The Art of Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing Practice'

Amanda Bulette Coakley and Anne-Marie Barron

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 17, 2015

For four years, nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital have collaboratively offered an annual conference on Spirituality in Nursing Practice. The planning committee developed a process for comprehensive assessment of the meaning of the conference with the participants for the 2012 conference. Two members (the authors) developed pre and post conference surveys, which were sent to all nurses registered for the conference. The purpose of this study was to gain a g...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510004

Common Errors in the Measurement of Blood Pressure

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: August 03, 2015

Norman Kaplan said "The measurement of blood pressure is likely the clinical procedure of greatest importance that is performed in the sloppiest manner." It is of great importance that common and often overlooked errors in the measurement of blood pressure be addressed. Firstly, I would like to emphasize the importance of proper cuff size. It is well known that miscuffing or using an improper cuff size can lead to an inaccurate blood pressure measurement....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510003

Asking about Postpartum Depressive Symptoms - An Easy Way to Identify Maternal Distress at 18 Months?

Lagerberg D and Magnusson M

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 02, 2015

Aim: To determine whether a simple question about maternal recall of postpartum depressive symptoms could aid in identifying maternal distress at 18 months postpartum. Results: With one exception (spouse relationship stress), low PD mothers reported the most favourable and high PD mothers the least favourable outcomes in terms of stress, perceived child difficulty and problems handling child mobility, with medium PD mothers in between. All these differences were significant. Effect sizes were sm...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510002

Educational Intervention to Improve Nursing Practice in the Critical Care Setting

Ann-Charlotte Falk

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 26, 2015

A variety of educational interventions may have an impact on patient assessment and patient outcome. Studies have reported an inconsistency in the use of Neurological assessments performed by nurses, such as the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) in the acute care setting. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of an educational intervention for nurses on the number of performed neurological assessments over time....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510001

Burnout at the Frontline: The Effect of a Reproductive Health Voucher Program on Health Workers in Uganda

Carinne Brody, John Michea Irige, Ben Bellows

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 09, 2015

Low job satisfaction among healthcare workers in developing countries can increase risk of burnout and have a negative effect on the quality of services. Novel financing strategies such as voucher programs, which aim to increase the utilization of services by the poor by offering physical vouchers for subsidized care, may unintentionally exacerbate burnout for health care workers by creating higher workloads....


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