Managing Uncertainty in Nursing - Newly Graduated Nurses' Experiences of Introduction to the Nursing Profession
Elina Ingvarsson, BSc, RN, Josefin Verho, BSc, RN, and Kristina Rosengren, PhD, RN
Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: March 25, 2019
The introduction to nursing, which is the conversion of theoretical knowledge into practice skills in complex healthcare settings, is emphasized as difficult due to patient safety. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe newly graduated nurses' experiences of introduction to nursing in a medical department (medical, emergency) at a university hospital in western Sweden. A manifest qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach was used based on five semistructured interviews wi...
Teamwork and Patient Education as Tools to the Reduce Overuse of Antibiotics - An Interview Study with Nursing Students at Hanoi Medical University
Kristin Andersen Ljungdahl, RN, BSc, Frida Swedenfeldt, RN, BSc and Kristina Rosengren, PhD, RN
Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: February 25, 2019
The overuse of antibiotics due to poor health and suffering is a threat to global health. In Vietnam, overuse is a widespread problem because of the high availability of antibiotics and lack of knowledge about their use, and nurses have a significant role in informing and helping patients experience higher levels of health and well-being. The aim of this study was to describe Vietnamese nursing students' experience with antibiotics in healthcare. A qualitative content analysis with an inductive ...
Longitudinal Study of Lung Function, Exhaled Nitric Oxide and Level of Asthma Control in Children and Adolescents
Uarlhinson Oliveira Andrade, Giselle Santos Magalhaes, Nulma Souto Jentzsch and Maria Gloria Rodrigues-Machado
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 30, 2019
Asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways, defined by history of respiratory symptoms of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing, along with chronic airflow limitation. This disease presents different phenotypes which may be related to the natural history of the disease, with immune, inflammatory and structural characteristics of the airways and clinical control. The inflammation, structural changes caused by the maintenance of the infl...
Family-Centered Care - A Tool to Decrease Malnutrition among Children in Vietnam
Anna Hagstrom, Hedvig Floren and Kristina Rosengren
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 24, 2019
Data collection was gained by seven semi-structured interviews with nursing students in their last year at the Advanced Nursing Program at Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam. Data was analyzed through a manifest qualitative content analysis. One category was found; Support through family-centered care, which includes two subcategories; Supporting healthy eating habits within the family and Managing limited resources, which describe nursing student's experiences of malnutrition among children in V...
Continuity of Care Model for Older Adults
Carmen M Sarabia Cobo
Article Type: Editorial | First Published: January 04, 2019
In 2000, the world population of people over 60 was 600 million and the projection for 2050 is 2,000 million. This means the consequent increase in chronic, degenerative, debilitating and, therefore, the increase in consultations and hospitalizations for this population. It is important that the elderly dependent suffer numerous hospital admissions that may lead to return to his home in different conditions that he entered. It is therefore necessary to emphasize something important for nurses: t...
Difficulties in Clinical Nursing Education: Views of Nurse Instructors'
Gulten Sucu Dag, Hulya Firat Kilic and Refia Selma Gorgulu
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 03, 2019
The study was conducted to determine the difficulties that nurse instructors' experiences in clinical education. This is a descriptive study. The sample of this study was comprised of 199 nurse academicians. A socio-demographic data collection form and a survey on the difficulties that nurse instructors' experiences in clinical education form was developed by researchers to be used for data collection in an electronic environment. It was determined that the difficulties of nurse instructors' exp...