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Nursing and Health CareISSN: 2469-5823


 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....

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