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....
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...
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....