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Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 4

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

Harshida Patel and Sumana Ghosh

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.

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Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 4

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

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.

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Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 4

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

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.

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Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 4

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

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.

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Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 4

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

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.

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