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Establishing A Center Of Excellence On Health Disparities In Rural Populations, Kathryn Anderson, B. Smalley, J. Warren 2016 Georgia Southern University

Establishing A Center Of Excellence On Health Disparities In Rural Populations, Kathryn Anderson, B. Smalley, J. Warren

Kathryn H. Anderson

No abstract provided.


Pathophysiology, Lee Ellen Kirkhorn, Jacquelyn Banasik 2016 IPFW

Pathophysiology, Lee Ellen Kirkhorn, Jacquelyn Banasik

Lee Ellen C Kirkhorn

No abstract provided.


Sbar, Communication, And Patient Safety: An Integrated Literature Review, Kathryn R. Stewart 2016 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Sbar, Communication, And Patient Safety: An Integrated Literature Review, Kathryn R. Stewart

Honors Theses

Communication errors are a common cause of adverse patient safety events in the healthcare field. The Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) communication tool was introduced in 2002 to guide the communication of critical patient-care information. The purpose of this integrated literature review was to determine how the use of the SBAR tool during handoff of critical information affects communication between healthcare providers and patient safety. An integrated literature review approach was chosen due to the varying methodologies and multiple variables that have been used in the study of SBAR. The combined search terms of “SBAR”, “Communication”, and “Patient Safety” were entered into PubMed ...


Exploring The Relationship Between And Among Registered Nurses' Spiritual Well-Being, Spiritual Care Perspectives, And Their Provision Of Spiritual Care In Acute Care Settings, Barbara J. Kitchener 2016 Seton Hall University

Exploring The Relationship Between And Among Registered Nurses' Spiritual Well-Being, Spiritual Care Perspectives, And Their Provision Of Spiritual Care In Acute Care Settings, Barbara J. Kitchener

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Abstract

Despite acknowledgment that spiritual care is an essential aspect of holistic nursing care, nurses often feel ill-prepared for, uncomfortable with, and uncertain about providing spiritual care. Studies have indicated that nurses who have a strong sense of their own spiritual well-being and/or a positive perspective [attitude, value, belief] about spiritual care are more inclined to provide spiritual care to their patients. However there is a scarcity of such studies among acute care nurses. This descriptive correlational study aimed to explore relationships between and among acute care nurses’ spiritual well-being (SWB), spiritual care perspectives (SCP), and their provision of ...


The Relationships Between Health Literacy, Self-Efficacy And Readiness For Change To Health Promotion Behaviors In Urban Black Women, Millie Hepburn 2016 millie.hepburn@student.shu.edu

The Relationships Between Health Literacy, Self-Efficacy And Readiness For Change To Health Promotion Behaviors In Urban Black Women, Millie Hepburn

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Problem: Black women have been shown to experience higher rates of morbidity and mortality as a result of stroke, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and overweight or obesity than women of other races/ethnicities. The ability to avert certain health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, stroke and overweight or obesity is known to be directly related to active engagement in health promotion behaviors, yet Black women are consistently less likely to engage in these behaviors than are white women. Improved understanding of the various factors that impact individual health promotion behaviors to reduce risk, such as health literacy, self-efficacy ...


Health Literacy As A Moderator In The Relationship Between Diabetes Knowledege And Diabetes Outcomes, Jameshyia Ballard Thompson 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Health Literacy As A Moderator In The Relationship Between Diabetes Knowledege And Diabetes Outcomes, Jameshyia Ballard Thompson

Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to determine if health literacy was a moderator in the relationship between diabetes knowledge and diabetes outcomes, and explore the relationship between diabetes knowledge and health literacy. The target population included adults living in Mississippi with a diagnosis of diabetes at any point in life. A pilot study was performed to determine if the Functional Communicative Critical Health Literacy scales (FCCHL) and the Spoken Knowledge in Low Literacy in Diabetes scale (SKILLD) were appropriate for use in a population of adults in Mississippi with a diagnosis of diabetes. Participants for the pilot study were ...


Using A Data Quality Framework To Clean Data Extracted From The Electronic Health Record: A Case Study., Oliwier Dziadkowiec, Tiffany Callahan, Mustafa Ozkaynak, Blaine Reeder, John Welton 2016 University of Colorado, College of Nursing, Anschutz Medical Campus

Using A Data Quality Framework To Clean Data Extracted From The Electronic Health Record: A Case Study., Oliwier Dziadkowiec, Tiffany Callahan, Mustafa Ozkaynak, Blaine Reeder, John Welton

eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)

Objectives: Examine (1) the appropriateness of using a data quality (DQ) framework developed for relational databases as a data-cleaning tool for a dataset extracted from two EPIC databases; and (2) the differences in statistical parameter estimates on a dataset cleaned with the DQ framework and dataset not cleaned with the DQ framework.

Background: The use of data contained within electronic health records (EHRs) has the potential to open doors for a new wave of innovative research. Without adequate preparation of such large datasets for analysis, the results might be erroneous, which might affect clinical decision making or results of Comparative ...


Nursing Student Experiences Of Death And Dying During A Palliative Care Clinical Placement: Teaching And Learning Implications, Olivia Gallagher, Rosemary Saunders, Karen Tambree, Selma Alliex, Leanne Monterosso, Y Naglazas 2016 University of Notre Dame Australia

Nursing Student Experiences Of Death And Dying During A Palliative Care Clinical Placement: Teaching And Learning Implications, Olivia Gallagher, Rosemary Saunders, Karen Tambree, Selma Alliex, Leanne Monterosso, Y Naglazas

Selma Alliex

The Building Capacity in Palliative Care Clinical Training project commenced in 2012 and is providing a dedicated palliative care clinical learning experience for nursing and medical students as part of preparation for palliative care practice in future workplaces. Many students fear death on a clinical placement. This paper reports on a pilot study as part the broader project evaluation that examined nursing students’ experiences of death and how the project driven teaching and learning supported students’ learning experiences.


Practice Matters: Red Flags In Adults With Mental Illnesses, Lynette S. Smith PhD, APRN, PMHNP, FNP, Tonya Bragg-Underwood DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, W. Spencer Cole MSN, RN 2016 Western Kentucky University

Practice Matters: Red Flags In Adults With Mental Illnesses, Lynette S. Smith Phd, Aprn, Pmhnp, Fnp, Tonya Bragg-Underwood Dnp, Fnp-Bc, Cne, W. Spencer Cole Msn, Rn

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

Faith Community Nurses have common beliefs, principles, ethics, and a level of trust with their population making them well-positioned to positively impact parishioners. FCNs provide support for people’s spiritual needs and nursing care. This makes FCNs a vital and approachable resource for parishioners when seeking advisement and assistance regarding their mental healthcare. In this article, we define red flags as suicidal idealization, mania, and psychosis, which if not promptly assessed and referred for treatment may result in serious harm or death. These red flags are predominately found in people with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. People ...


The Tree Of Life Model Of Faith-Based Living: A Practice Model For Faith Community Nursing, Marcus M. Gaut 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

The Tree Of Life Model Of Faith-Based Living: A Practice Model For Faith Community Nursing, Marcus M. Gaut

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

The advancement of nursing practice is supported by a plethora of theories, conceptual models, and theoretical frameworks. Additionally, the complexity of nursing and the profession’s ability to respond to diverse manifestations of patient or client response to illness manifests in a number of specialty areas of practice. Faith Community Nursing is a specialty area of nursing practice that appears to lack a specific conceptual model upon which to support the faith-based practice of Faith Community Nurses. The Tree of Life Model of Faith-Based Living, an adaptation of the Activities of Living Model, supports the faith-based practice of Faith Community ...


Church-Based Health Education: Topics Of Interest, Cathy H. Abell 2016 Western Kentucky University

Church-Based Health Education: Topics Of Interest, Cathy H. Abell

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

Seventy-seven percent of American adults identify with a specific church affiliation (Pew Research Center, 2015). This offers support for the development of health ministry programs in church settings as a venue to offer a variety of health services in a convenient, comfortable location in the community. When thinking of implementing a health ministry program including health education and other services, it is important to spend time on planning and getting input from others. This article describes a descriptive correlational research study conducted to examine interest of church members in regards to the implementation of a health ministry program. Findings indicate ...


Fcni News June 2016-Welcome To Our New Website, 2016 Western Kentucky University

Fcni News June 2016-Welcome To Our New Website

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

No abstract provided.


Use Of The Patient Whiteboard To Improve Communication Of Pain Medication Schedule, Carmela Gonzalez-Shalaby MSN, RN 2016 usfca

Use Of The Patient Whiteboard To Improve Communication Of Pain Medication Schedule, Carmela Gonzalez-Shalaby Msn, Rn

Master's Projects

Abstract

Despite advances in treatment, pain remains a significant problem in healthcare today. Sub-optimal pain management results in poor patient outcomes and patient satisfaction, culminating in decreased quality of life and financial loss for the health care facility. An important component of pain management is transparent and timely health care team/ patient communication. This project aims to improve patient satisfaction in pain management by incorporating pain medication last given and next available times on patient whiteboards. The targeted floor was a busy post-op medical floor in a medium sized community hospital. Staff were educated with short educational sessions, educational pamphlets ...


Using A Christian Philosophy To Incorporate Spiritual Assessment In Practice And Research, Sharon K. Christman, Elizabeth A. Delaney 2016 Cedarville University

Using A Christian Philosophy To Incorporate Spiritual Assessment In Practice And Research, Sharon K. Christman, Elizabeth A. Delaney

Elizabeth A. Delaney, MS, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, OCN, ACHPN

No abstract provided.


Determining Student Competency In Field Placements: An Emerging Theoretical Model, Twyla L. Salm, Randy Johner, Florence Luhanga 2016 University of Regina

Determining Student Competency In Field Placements: An Emerging Theoretical Model, Twyla L. Salm, Randy Johner, Florence Luhanga

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

This paper describes a qualitative case study that explores how twenty-three field advisors, representing three human service professions including education, nursing, and social work, experience the process of assessment with students who are struggling to meet minimum competencies in field placements. Five themes emerged from the analysis of qualitative interviews. The field advisors primary concern was the level of professional competency achieved by practicum students. Related to competency were themes concerned with the field advisor's role in being accountable and protecting the reputation of his/her profession as well as the reputation of the professional program affiliated with the ...


Teaching Care Of A Stroke Patient To International Students Through Simulated Inter-Professional Care And Electronic Documentation, Kitsum Li, Margaret Fink, Barbara McCamish, Adrienne Opet 2016 Department of Occupational Therapy, Dominican University of California

Teaching Care Of A Stroke Patient To International Students Through Simulated Inter-Professional Care And Electronic Documentation, Kitsum Li, Margaret Fink, Barbara Mccamish, Adrienne Opet

Kitsum Li

No abstract available


A Dual Conversation About Mentoring: Undergraduate Student Faculty Perspectives, Belinda Deal, Jennifer Grimes 2016 University of Texas at Tyler

A Dual Conversation About Mentoring: Undergraduate Student Faculty Perspectives, Belinda Deal, Jennifer Grimes

Belinda deal

This poster was presented at the Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Chi Regional Research Conference in Shreveport, LA.


Visions Of Living With Parkinson's Disease: A Photovoice Study, Danice Greer, Cheryl Cooper, Melinda Hermanns 2016 The University of Texas at Tyler

Visions Of Living With Parkinson's Disease: A Photovoice Study, Danice Greer, Cheryl Cooper, Melinda Hermanns

Danice Greer

This poster was presented at the May 2014 UT Tyler Faculty Awards.


Visions Of Living With Parkinson's Disease: A Photovoice Study, Danice Greer, Cheryl Cooper, Melinda Hermanns 2016 The University of Texas at Tyler

Visions Of Living With Parkinson's Disease: A Photovoice Study, Danice Greer, Cheryl Cooper, Melinda Hermanns

Cheryl Cooper

This poster was presented at the May 2014 UT Tyler Faculty Awards.


Hope And Health Related Quality Of Life Of Older Women Who Have Had Heart Attacks, Alice Mary Kelly-Tobin 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Hope And Health Related Quality Of Life Of Older Women Who Have Had Heart Attacks, Alice Mary Kelly-Tobin

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Background: Heart disease is the number one cause of death and leading cause of disability in adults in the United States. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common form of heart disease with heart attack as its acute manifestation. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is a multidimensional concept of self-perception of physical, emotional health, and overall sense of well-being. Hope, an inner process focusing on maintaining physical and mental well-being, is considered necessary for survival of chronic illnesses, such as CHD.

Method: Women age 65 and older who have had heart attacks (N=91) volunteered to participate in ...


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