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Women's Experiences Living With Depression, Susan Marie Jarchow 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Women's Experiences Living With Depression, Susan Marie Jarchow

Theses and Dissertations

In the United States, depression affects many Americans at different levels. Depression among women is a major public health problem. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness), about 1 in 5 women develop depression at some point in their lives, and are nearly twice as likely as men to have depression. Much of the research about depression in women are quantitative studies aimed mostly at collecting epidemiological or survey data that focus on rates of mental illness, while not taking into account the qualitative subjective and contextual illness perspectives of women living with depression.

The purpose of this study ...


The Affective Domain In Nursing Education: Educators' Perspectives, Linda Darlene Taylor 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

The Affective Domain In Nursing Education: Educators' Perspectives, Linda Darlene Taylor

Theses and Dissertations

Affective learning in nursing education continues to be important in the development of professional values. Affective learning is defined as a type of learning that reaches the emotional and belief system of those who facilitate and participate in it and establishes attitudes and professional values. There is limited exploration of affective learning in nursing education. How educators are facilitating learning in this domain is important to future nursing education practice as it transforms to meet new societal and health care demands. The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning, experience and the act of teaching in the affective ...


School Of Nursing Awarded $683k Federal Grant To Educate Family Nurse Practitioner Students, Julie G. Stewart 2014 Sacred Heart University

School Of Nursing Awarded $683k Federal Grant To Educate Family Nurse Practitioner Students, Julie G. Stewart

Julie G. Stewart

No abstract provided.


School Of Nursing Awarded $683k Federal Grant To Educate Family Nurse Practitioner Students, Susan DeNisco 2014 Sacred Heart University

School Of Nursing Awarded $683k Federal Grant To Educate Family Nurse Practitioner Students, Susan Denisco

Susan DeNisco

No abstract provided.


A Point Prevalence Cross-Sectional Study Of Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections In Six Australian Hospitals, Anne Gardner, Brett G. Mitchell, Wendy Beckingham, Oyebola Fasugba 2014 Avondale College

A Point Prevalence Cross-Sectional Study Of Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections In Six Australian Hospitals, Anne Gardner, Brett G. Mitchell, Wendy Beckingham, Oyebola Fasugba

Nursing and Health Papers and Journal Articles

Objectives: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for over 30% of healthcare-associated infections. The aim of this study was to determine healthcare-associated UTI (HAUTI) and catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI) point prevalence in six Australian hospitals to inform a national point prevalence process and compare two internationally accepted HAUTI definitions. We also described the level and comprehensiveness of clinical record documentation, microbiology laboratory and coding data at identifying HAUTIs and CAUTIs.

Setting: Data were collected from three public and three private Australian hospitals over the first 6 months of 2013.

Participants A total of 1109 patients were surveyed. Records of patients of all ...


The Importance Of Access To Benefits Under The Family Medical Leave Act For Low-Income Families For Bonding And Attachment Facilitation With A Fragile Infant And The Role Of The Social Worker, Theresa Stewart Moran 2014 Fordham University

The Importance Of Access To Benefits Under The Family Medical Leave Act For Low-Income Families For Bonding And Attachment Facilitation With A Fragile Infant And The Role Of The Social Worker, Theresa Stewart Moran

21st Century Social Justice

Lack of universal family leave discriminates against low-income families with infants who require care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Birth complications tend to occur more frequently in families living with low socioeconomic status, placing a disproportionate burden on an already vulnerable population. Parents in this group tend to be employed in jobs that do not include the benefit of parental leave. Considering that attachment relationships form as the result of bonding transactions during a critical time in development, limiting contact curtails secure attachment. This, combined with other risk factors, increase the odds of lifelong negative outcomes. Family leave policy ...


The Effect Of A Professional Practice Model On Clinical Nurses' Perceptions Of Their Practice Environment And Job Satisfaction On Medical And Medical-Surgical Units, Susan Zimmermann 2014 Kennesaw State University

The Effect Of A Professional Practice Model On Clinical Nurses' Perceptions Of Their Practice Environment And Job Satisfaction On Medical And Medical-Surgical Units, Susan Zimmermann

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of a PPM on clinical nurses’ perceptions of their practice environment and job satisfaction. Secondly, this study examined clinical nurses’ perceptions of the PPM through survey questions focusing on elements of the PPM.

Design: A descriptive, pretest-posttest design using secondary data to analyze nurses’ perception of their practice environment and job satisfaction before and after implementation of the healthcare organizations PPM. Also, a prospective design using a survey method was used to measure nurses’ perceptions of the PPM.

Methods: Data were collected from a convenience sample of bedside nurses ...


Nursing Clinical Instructor Experiences Of Empowerment In Rwanda: Applying Kanter's And Spreitzer's Theories, Mary E. Thuss 2014 Western University

Nursing Clinical Instructor Experiences Of Empowerment In Rwanda: Applying Kanter's And Spreitzer's Theories, Mary E. Thuss

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Clinical instructors (CIs) play a vital role in students’ development by facilitating learning in various health care practice environments. Quality nursing education hinges on the CI’s ability to enact his or her professional role. The purpose of this study was to explore Rwandan nursing clinical instructors’ experiences of structural and psychological empowerment.

A descriptive qualitative method was used to obtain an understanding of CIs empowerment experiences in practice settings. Kanter’s (1993) Theory of Structural Power in Organizations and Spreitzer’s (1995) Psychological Empowerment Theory were used as a conceptual framework to interpret their experiences. Interview data from 21 ...


Factors That Act As Facilitators And Barriers To Nurse Leaders' Participation In Health Policy Development, Nilufa Shariff 2014 The Aga Khan University

Factors That Act As Facilitators And Barriers To Nurse Leaders' Participation In Health Policy Development, Nilufa Shariff

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Background: Health policies impact on nursing profession and health care. Nurses' involvement in health policy development ensures that health care is safe, of a high quality, accessible and affordable. Numerous factors influence nurse leaders' ability to be politically active in influencing health policy development. These factors can be facilitators or barriers to their participation. There is scant research evidence from Eastern African region that draws attention to this topic. This paper reports part of the larger study. The objectives reported in this paper were those aimed to: build consensus on factors that act as facilitators and barriers to nurse leaders ...


The Influence Of Resonant Leadership And Structural Empowerment On The Job Satisfaction Of Registered Nurses, Eunice Bawafaa 2014 Western University

The Influence Of Resonant Leadership And Structural Empowerment On The Job Satisfaction Of Registered Nurses, Eunice Bawafaa

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Abstract

There are longstanding and growing concerns about the demanding nature of work environments that affect nurses’ health, job satisfaction and provision of quality care. Specifically in healthcare settings, there is the need for leaders to create supportive work environments to avert these negative trends and increase nurse job satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of managers’ resonant leadership and nurses’ structural empowerment on their job satisfaction. A secondary analysis of data collected from a non-experimental survey design using a sample of 1216 registered nurses from nine provinces in Canada was conducted. Structural empowerment partially ...


Chhs July 2014 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, College of Health and Human Services Western Kentucky University 2014 Western Kentucky University

Chhs July 2014 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor, College Of Health And Human Services Western Kentucky University

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


The Use Of High-Fidelity Simulation In Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing Clinical Education, Bethany A. Murray 2014 East Tennessee State University

The Use Of High-Fidelity Simulation In Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing Clinical Education, Bethany A. Murray

International Journal of Health Sciences Education

Background: High-fidelity simulation recreates real-life situations in a safe learning environment and encourages critical thinking in students. Published research in simulation in psychiatric/mental health nursing is sparse.

Methods: Four scenarios exemplifying drug or alcohol abuse utilizing the computerized, mannequin SimMan® were implemented. Students evaluated their learning experience following completion of the simulation via a 20-item, Likert-scale survey which included open-ended questions.

Results: Results were positive. Students rated all items on the survey as “agree” or “strongly agree” (Mean 4.77, SD=0.55).

Conclusions: High fidelity clinical education simulations are an effective means of facilitating student learning of psychiatric ...


Investigating The Viability Of Two Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia Isolates After Air-Drying, Samantha Lane, Joanna Brooke 2014 DePaul University

Investigating The Viability Of Two Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia Isolates After Air-Drying, Samantha Lane, Joanna Brooke

DePaul Discoveries

Abstract

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a water-borne infectious bacterium that is found in both clinical (hospitals) and non-clinical environments. This human pathogen is commonly recovered from respiratory tract infections. A recent study at a hospital in Taiwan suggested that dry patient charts can serve as a vehicle of transmission of this bacterium7. As S. maltophilia is not commonly isolated from dry surfaces, this current study tested the hypothesis that this pathogen can remain viable for some time on a dry surface. This study was designed to determine how long S. maltophilia could remain viable after air-drying by observing culture growth ...


An Interprofessional Falls Assessment Clinic Model To Develop Collaborative Team Skills Among Health Professional Students, Tracey Vause-Earland, MS, OTR/L, Leigh Ann Hewston, PT, MEd, Cecilia Borden, EdD, MSN, Brooke Salzman, MD, Emily Hajjar, PharmD, Ellen Furman, MSW, Christine Hsieh, MD, Susan Parks, MD 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

An Interprofessional Falls Assessment Clinic Model To Develop Collaborative Team Skills Among Health Professional Students, Tracey Vause-Earland, Ms, Otr/L, Leigh Ann Hewston, Pt, Med, Cecilia Borden, Edd, Msn, Brooke Salzman, Md, Emily Hajjar, Pharmd, Ellen Furman, Msw, Christine Hsieh, Md, Susan Parks, Md

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

BACKGROUND

  • Older adults are at increased risk for falls and fall related injuries, leading to loss of independence, disability, and increased mortality.
  • Preventing injury and falls is a national Healthy People 2010 objective. However, physicians and other health professionals frequently fail to incorporate known evidence into usual care. Screening for falls is not consistently performed as an essential assessment in older adults by primary care providers.
  • Multidisciplinary assessment can be an important component in preventing falls in community dwelling adults.
  • In new practice models, such as the Chronic Care Model, there is an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, however health professions ...


Understanding Non-Emergent Pediatric Ed Visits: Using Hospital And Family Centric Data To Inform System Redesign, Deborah Swavely DNP, RN, Kathy Baker MPH, RN, Krista L. Bilger BSN, RN, David Zimmerman MPH, Andrew Martin MSN, RN 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Understanding Non-Emergent Pediatric Ed Visits: Using Hospital And Family Centric Data To Inform System Redesign, Deborah Swavely Dnp, Rn, Kathy Baker Mph, Rn, Krista L. Bilger Bsn, Rn, David Zimmerman Mph, Andrew Martin Msn, Rn

Department of Community Health and Health Studies

No abstract provided.


Factors Related To Academic Success Among Nursing Students: A Descriptive Correlational Research Study, Audrey M. Beauvais, Julie G. Stewart DNP, MPH, Susan DeNisco, John E. Beauvais 2014 Sacred Heart University

Factors Related To Academic Success Among Nursing Students: A Descriptive Correlational Research Study, Audrey M. Beauvais, Julie G. Stewart Dnp, Mph, Susan Denisco, John E. Beauvais

Nursing Faculty Publications

Background:The current rise in employment is improving forecasts for the future supply of registered nurses; however sizeable shortages are still projected. With the intention of improving academic success in nursing students, related factors need to be better understood.

Objectives: The purpose of the correlational study was to describe the relationship between emotional intelligence, psychological empowerment, resilience, spiritual well-being, and academic success in undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Design/setting: A descriptive correlational design was utilized. The study was set in a private Catholic university.

Participants: There were 124 participants. There were 59% undergraduate and 41% graduate students.

Methods: Background ...


Lessons Learned In Caring For Patients Treated With Therapeutic Hypothermia, Catherine H. Swedberg RN, Kelly A. Wolfenden RN, BSN, CCI 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Lessons Learned In Caring For Patients Treated With Therapeutic Hypothermia, Catherine H. Swedberg Rn, Kelly A. Wolfenden Rn, Bsn, Cci

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


E Pluibus Unum: The Unification Of Four Culturally Unique Pre-Admission Testing Sites To One Network Department, Theresa Elwell RN, Carol Saxman MSN, RN-BC, Kelli Brown MSN, RN-BC, Kelly Stivala BSN, RN, CAPA 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

E Pluibus Unum: The Unification Of Four Culturally Unique Pre-Admission Testing Sites To One Network Department, Theresa Elwell Rn, Carol Saxman Msn, Rn-Bc, Kelli Brown Msn, Rn-Bc, Kelly Stivala Bsn, Rn, Capa

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


Charging Change, Kaye Barnhart RN, BC, Erin Joyce BSN, CPAN 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Charging Change, Kaye Barnhart Rn, Bc, Erin Joyce Bsn, Cpan

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


The Lived Experience Of Parental Bereavement, Christine Denhup 2014 Seton Hall University

The Lived Experience Of Parental Bereavement, Christine Denhup

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The purpose of this manuscript is to present a Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenological nursing research study on the phenomenon of parental bereavement. The aim of this study is to describe the lived experience of bereaved mothers and fathers who have experienced the death of a child due to cancer. Van Manen’s (1997) method guided this qualitative inquiry. New knowledge describing the meaning of the lived experience of parental bereavement promotes a better understanding of the phenomenon from the perspective of parents, fills a significant gap in the literature, and informs nursing research, education, and practice.


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