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Review Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 3

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

Özlem Kaştan and Gülşah Acar

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510082

Case Report  |   Volume 3, Issue 3

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

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510081

Review Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 3

Cultural Awareness: Coining and Cupping

Susan Ann Vitale and Thaleshravi Prashad

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510080

Review Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 3

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

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510079

Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 3

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

Ilkay Keser and Gülşah Acar

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510078

Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 3

Case Based Game: Integrating the Practice Framework with Cases

Elizabeth Fain

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510077

Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 3

Nursing Education, Trauma and Care in the Intensive Care

Marianne Frieri, Krishan Kumar and Anthony Boutin

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510076

Short Commentary  |   Volume 3, Issue 3

Delivering an Interprofessional and Intercollegiate Program between Nursing and Pharmacy Students

Michele S Bednarzyk, Carol Motycka and Kathaleen C Bloom

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510075

Short Commentary  |   Volume 3, Issue 3

Academic Dishonesty among Undergraduate Nursing Students

Cavelle Allen, Shaulene Stanley, Karozan Cascoe and Rosain Stennett

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510074

Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 3

'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

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.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510073