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Review Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 4

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
Abstract

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.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510056

Review Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 4

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

Valerie King, Rebecca Janis and Gary Burlingame
Abstract

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.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510055

Research Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 4

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
Abstract

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 sources, many of which conflict with one another.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510054

Discussion Paper  |   Volume 2, Issue 4

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

Abdulrhman Saad Albougami, Karen G Pounds and Jazi Shaydeid Alotaibi
Abstract

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.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510053


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