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The Relationship Of Age, Ethnicity, Parity, And Awareness Of The Midwife’S Role In Selection Of Pregnancy Care Provider In Childbearing Age Women, Marquida Morgan 2019 DePaul University

The Relationship Of Age, Ethnicity, Parity, And Awareness Of The Midwife’S Role In Selection Of Pregnancy Care Provider In Childbearing Age Women, Marquida Morgan

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Birthing centers inside hospitals may offer women the choice of a pregnancy care provider. Mothers can choose either a physician or a midwife. The rise of birthing centers is parallel to the rise in the demand for midwives. It is essential for the continuous growth of midwives to examine the maternal selection process of pregnancy care providers.

Objectives: The object of the descriptive survey study was examining age, ethnicity, parity, and the awareness of the midwife’s role influence on a woman’s selection of pregnancy care provider. This information would provide midwives with a framework to understand ...


Concept Maps And Feedback In Statistics Learning: Exploring The Effect Of Expert Map Feedback And Peer Feedback On Concept Map Structure, Theresa A. Hickey 2018 Seattle Pacific University

Concept Maps And Feedback In Statistics Learning: Exploring The Effect Of Expert Map Feedback And Peer Feedback On Concept Map Structure, Theresa A. Hickey

Education Dissertations

This mixed methods exploratory study examined the effects of two types of feedback – Peer and Expert Map – on Concept Maps used as learning tools in a statistics classroom. Of interest were possible effects of feedback on Concept Map structure (determined by structural scores), on structural classification (Discrete, Integrated), and on student choice of starting concept (General, Specific). Student perceptions of feedback and the role of mapping in statistics learning were elicited using a 12-item questionnaire. Two open-ended responses were coded by themes. All data were assessed separately, then merged to enrich findings.

Results from a mixed repeated measures ANOVA of ...


Interventions For Afterschool Programs To Decrease The Likelihood Of Childhood Obesity, Anna R. Boyd, Lauren E. Hendricks, Elexus T. Morton, Kayleigh S. Phillips, Corie VanArsdale, MSN 2018 Oral Roberts University

Interventions For Afterschool Programs To Decrease The Likelihood Of Childhood Obesity, Anna R. Boyd, Lauren E. Hendricks, Elexus T. Morton, Kayleigh S. Phillips, Corie Vanarsdale, Msn

Nursing Undergraduate Work

This systematic research review (SRR) looked at the epidemic of childhood obesity and subsequent complications. Afterschool programs (ASPs) were targeted as a key area where children spend many hours each day and, therefore, an ideal place for obesity interventions. The purpose of this SRR was to search the current benefits ASPs can have on decreasing the risk and prevalence of childhood obesity and to answer the research question, "What are nursing interventions within ASPs that decrease the risk of obesity in children in the United States of America?" Childhood obesity influences nurses in many areas, including inpatient hospitals, schools, and ...


A Systematic Review: Infant And Maternal Mortality And Morbidity In Developing Countries, Michayla Evans, Jamie Jeemon, Christiana Strysko, Lauren Toole, Patricia Catts, RN, PhD 2018 Oral Roberts University

A Systematic Review: Infant And Maternal Mortality And Morbidity In Developing Countries, Michayla Evans, Jamie Jeemon, Christiana Strysko, Lauren Toole, Patricia Catts, Rn, Phd

Nursing Undergraduate Work

Maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates are high within developing nations. The World Health Organization reports 800 women die daily due to pregnancy and labor complications (Maternal mortality, 2016). These complications are related to a wide variety of perinatal problems including preeclampsia and prolonged labor. Infant morbidity and mortality is related to infections, asphyxia, and low birthweight (Newborns: reducing mortality, 2016). The purpose of this systematic review was to research current literature to answer the question: “What are the nursing interventions to decrease maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in developing countries?”. This systematic research review included a sample ...


Most Effective Interventions For Disaster Relief Preparation, Elizabeth Keating, Faith Edwards, Cheryl Swanson PhD, RN 2018 Oral Roberts University

Most Effective Interventions For Disaster Relief Preparation, Elizabeth Keating, Faith Edwards, Cheryl Swanson Phd, Rn

Nursing Undergraduate Work

Because disasters are sometimes unpredictable and difficult to measure, it is exceedingly important to have properly trained healthcare professionals that are prepared for a variety of natural and manmade crises. Victims affected by disasters may be numerous and have severe injuries, but nurses, as first-responders, with proper education and experience can drastically reduce the amount of casualties in a particular disaster. However, it is clear that nurses currently feel unprepared in the event of a natural or manmade disaster, and therefore need more training and preparation for such occurrences. This systematic research review set out to find the most effective ...


Measuring Physiological Responses To Sensation In Typical Adults, Sarah Button, Kristen Christensen, Emily Minor 2018 Dominican University of California

Measuring Physiological Responses To Sensation In Typical Adults, Sarah Button, Kristen Christensen, Emily Minor

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Objective: Sensory processing issues can have a large negative impact on the ability to participate in daily occupations such as ADLs, access to work, school and leisure environments, and social interactions (Dunn, 2001). The evidence documenting sensory processing issues in adults is sparse. Physiological information can be used as objective evidence to support the claim that those with over-responsivity to sensations are experiencing their environment differently than the typical population. Understanding more about sensory processing in adults may lead to increased recognition of the problem and more opportunities for intervention to increase occupational participation. The purpose of this quantitative study ...


Evaluating The Effectiveness Of A Formal Dementia Care Training Program: Abilities Care Experts™, Carmen Joaquin, Michelle D'Amato, April Perez, Louiza Alexandria Villarina, Sophie E. Miller 2018 Dominican University of California

Evaluating The Effectiveness Of A Formal Dementia Care Training Program: Abilities Care Experts™, Carmen Joaquin, Michelle D'Amato, April Perez, Louiza Alexandria Villarina, Sophie E. Miller

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Overview: Abilities Care Experts™ (ACE™) is an educational training program for nursing staff who care for individuals with dementia in skilled nursing facilities (SNF). The objective of the program is to provide the nursing staff with knowledge, and methods to engage residents’ remaining abilities in order to maximize occupational participation using a stage-specific dementia care approach. ACE™ training has yet to be evaluated for effectiveness in a controlled study design.

Objectives: This study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of the ACE™ training.

Design: The study employed a quantitative, cross-sectional, quasi-experimental design.

Participants: A total of 29 CNAs, 13 ACE™ trained ...


Patients’ Perceptions Of Patient-Centered Care And The Hospital Experience Pre- And Post-Discharge, Cheryl Smith 2018 East Tennessee State University

Patients’ Perceptions Of Patient-Centered Care And The Hospital Experience Pre- And Post-Discharge, Cheryl Smith

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Florence Nightingale used the principles of patient-centered care as the foundation for nursing practice. Today, patient-centered care delivery is part of the healthcare reform process that extends interprofessionally throughout all settings of healthcare in the United States (U.S.). Patient satisfaction measurement is one primary determinant of effective patient-centered care. The standardized Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey and methods is a nation-wide tool used to measure patient satisfaction. However, this method of patient satisfaction assessment relies on recollections of patients’ hospital experiences and requires accurate memory and recall. This study sought to examine the effect ...


The Dancing Nurse: Addressing Barriers To The Implementation Of Movement-Based Interventions In Holistic Patient Care, Jessica Collier, Audrey Thompson PhD 2018 Oral Roberts University

The Dancing Nurse: Addressing Barriers To The Implementation Of Movement-Based Interventions In Holistic Patient Care, Jessica Collier, Audrey Thompson Phd

Nursing Undergraduate Work

The efficacy of dance movement therapy (DMT) is well demonstrated in contemporary nursing literature; however, implementation by healthcare professionals is often limited. Dance movement therapy was pioneered in the mid-20th century by classically trained modern dancer Marian Chace. Recent trends toward patient-centered care and interdisciplinary approaches render therapies such as DMT important modalities which nurses and other healthcare providers may become familiar with. This systematic research review focused on answering the question: “what are hindrances perceived by members of the healthcare team to implementing DMT as an alternative treatment modality?” Two variables were identified for the purposes of this ...


Assessment Of Cultural Competency Of The Lgbt Community In The Nursing Workforce, Joshua A. Abel, Anne Saleem, Sarah Turner, Jessica Zumwalde 2018 Oral Roberts University

Assessment Of Cultural Competency Of The Lgbt Community In The Nursing Workforce, Joshua A. Abel, Anne Saleem, Sarah Turner, Jessica Zumwalde

Nursing Undergraduate Work

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community comprises a significant, growing patient population in the United States and faces a unique set of healthcare challenges which must be addressed by the healthcare system and those employed by it. The LGBT community, having experienced historic oppression and discrimination, has reflexively withdrawn from healthcare workers, refrained from disclosing its LGBT identity and become reluctant to seek healthcare, resulting in delayed treatments and poor patient outcomes. While recent years have brought improved provisions, social acknowledgment, and public acceptance to the LGBT population, health risks still prevail due to patients concealing their LGBT ...


Health Professions Faculty Beliefs, Confidence, Use, And Perceptions Of Organizational Culture And Readiness For Ebp: A Cross-Sectional, Descriptive Survey, Kerry A. Milner, Holly B. Bradley, Tammy M. Lampley 2018 Sacred Heart University

Health Professions Faculty Beliefs, Confidence, Use, And Perceptions Of Organizational Culture And Readiness For Ebp: A Cross-Sectional, Descriptive Survey, Kerry A. Milner, Holly B. Bradley, Tammy M. Lampley

Nursing Faculty Publications

Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an essential skill and ethical obligation for all practicing health professions clinicians because of its strong association with improved health outcomes. Emerging evidence suggests that faculty who prepare these clinicians lack proficiency to teach EBP.


The Effects Of Nursing School On Students And Their Likelihood Of Seeking Help, Emily Rogers, Hannah James 2018 University of North Alabama

The Effects Of Nursing School On Students And Their Likelihood Of Seeking Help, Emily Rogers, Hannah James

UNA Research Days

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to analyze the anxiety and depression levels of nursing students and formulate recommendations to improve the mental health of students in the Anderson College of Nursing. Anxiety and depression can play a major role in the academic success of students. Methods: An anonymous survey was composed of 10 questions that evaluated anxiety and depression experienced by students within the nursing program (in levels 1-4) as well as identifying the contributing factors to this anxiety and depression and students’ willingness to discuss feelings of anxiety or depression with mental health professionals. Anxiety and ...


Stress Management In Una Nursing Students, Jesse Rogers 2018 University of North Alabama

Stress Management In Una Nursing Students, Jesse Rogers

UNA Research Days

Abstract

Objective: This study was conducted to assess the various levels of stress experienced by UNA nursing students and to determine a method to lower, or better manage, stress. Method: Using the program Qualtrics, an anonymous survey was created and sent to every student in the UNA Anderson College of Nursing to gather the data needed for the study. The survey asked a variety of questions that helped identify levels of stress across age and school year. The survey also assessed the following questions: causes of stress in nursing school, causes of stress out of nursing school, what aspects of ...


Alzheimer's Disease And The Impact Of Music Therapy: A Systematic Literature Review, Hayley Guess 2018 James Madison University

Alzheimer's Disease And The Impact Of Music Therapy: A Systematic Literature Review, Hayley Guess

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

An exhaustive systematic literature review was conducted to evaluate the existing research on the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and music therapy. Search terms in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) database included, “Alzheimer’s disease AND music therapy,” “Alzheimer’s AND music therapy,” “Alzheimer’s disease symptoms AND music therapy,” “Alzheimer’s disease AND music therapy AND familiar music,” and “Alzheimer’s disease AND active music therapy.” This search criteria returned 13 articles which were analyzed and compared based on their level of evidence (LOE), sample size, intervention, outcome measures, results, and limitations. The ...


A Quality Improvement Project For Co-Occurring Disorders In Outpatient Behavioral Health, Erin Sheehan 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

A Quality Improvement Project For Co-Occurring Disorders In Outpatient Behavioral Health, Erin Sheehan

Erin Sheehan

Purpose: Patients with mental health diagnoses often have co-occurring alcohol use disorders, which can exacerbate their psychiatric symptoms. A standardized assessment tool should be utilized for screening for alcohol use disorders in outpatient mental health programs so that interventions can be implemented when a co-occurring disorder is identified. The purpose of this project was to provide clinicians with education and to improve the process for screening patients with mental health disorders for problematic drinking behaviors to implement recommended interventions when appropriate to improve the overall quality of the patient’s care and increase the clinician’s knowledge and confidence in ...


Relationship Between Professional Identity And Clinical Leadership In Novice Registered Nurses, Susan Swart 2018 Olivet Nazarene University

Relationship Between Professional Identity And Clinical Leadership In Novice Registered Nurses, Susan Swart

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Novice Nurses are faced with the expectation that they be clinical leaders soon after graduation while educational programs are challenged with how to assist the student nurse in forming a strong sense of professional identity. The mixed methods, descriptive study used two established instruments, the Clinical Leadership Survey (CLS) and the Nurses Professional Values Scale -Revised (NPVS-R) to explore and compare the perceptions held by novice nurses who graduated from diploma, associate, baccalaureate, masters’ entry, and accelerated programs in a Midwestern state in order to assess the relationship between their self-perceived clinical leadership ability and their self-perceived sense of professional ...


Customized Financial Interventions That May Affect Retention Rates In Nursing Programs, Joseph Rojek II 2018 Olivet Nazarene University

Customized Financial Interventions That May Affect Retention Rates In Nursing Programs, Joseph Rojek Ii

Scholar Week 2016 - present

With the cost of post-secondary education on the rise and retention rates of university students a major concern for university administrators, the author of the current study desired to explore the effect that a Financial Solutions Team (FST) had on improving the retention and graduation rates of undergraduate (RN-BSN) and graduate level (MSN) nursing students (n = 1030). The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the enhanced FST processes in order to determine its impact on the one-year retention rates after a financial hold was placed on a nurse’s student account, and the graduation rates ...


Refusing To Let The Dust Settle: Creative Evaluation Of A Concept-Based Curriculum, Jeannette Kates, PhD, GNP-BC, RN, Mary Hanson-Zalot, EdD, RN, Julia Ward, PhD, RN, Jamie Smith, MSN, RN, CCRN, Valerie Clary-Muronda, PhD, MSN-Ed, RN 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Refusing To Let The Dust Settle: Creative Evaluation Of A Concept-Based Curriculum, Jeannette Kates, Phd, Gnp-Bc, Rn, Mary Hanson-Zalot, Edd, Rn, Julia Ward, Phd, Rn, Jamie Smith, Msn, Rn, Ccrn, Valerie Clary-Muronda, Phd, Msn-Ed, Rn

Department of Nursing Posters

Concept-based curricula are being implemented in nursing education as a means to shift the emphasis from content to an emphasis on concepts and conceptual learning (Giddens & Brady, 2007). This paradigm shift requires concomitant changes in how faculty teach and how students learn. In concept-based curricula, teachers use student-centered learning activities, such as case studies, questions, or problems to engage students in active learning (Giddens, Caputi, & Rodgers, 2015).


Grief Off-The-Clock: Supporting Hospice Professionals Through Personal Loss, Rachel A. Guimond 2018 Olivet Nazarene University

Grief Off-The-Clock: Supporting Hospice Professionals Through Personal Loss, Rachel A. Guimond

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Working with clients who die can have a major impact on the way professionals address their own grief. Daily exposure to the possibility of death alters the process of mourning and can leave professionals feeling disconnected from family and friends during times of grief. This presentation will look at the challenges that hospice workers, clergy members, social workers and other professionals face when they experience grief in their own lives. Evidence-based strategies for supporting professionals in their grief will also be explored.


Valuing Curriculum Evaluation As Scholarship: A Process Of Developing A Community Of Scholars (Valoriser L’Évaluation De Programmes D’Études Comme Forme De Scholarship : Un Processus De Création D’Une Communauté De Chercheuses), Betty Tate, Marilyn Chapman, Cheryl Zawaduk, Doris Callaghan 2018 North Island College (Retired)

Valuing Curriculum Evaluation As Scholarship: A Process Of Developing A Community Of Scholars (Valoriser L’Évaluation De Programmes D’Études Comme Forme De Scholarship : Un Processus De Création D’Une Communauté De Chercheuses), Betty Tate, Marilyn Chapman, Cheryl Zawaduk, Doris Callaghan

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Curriculum evaluation is an essential and complex activity intended to foster understanding of how teaching-learning practices serve to meet educational goals. This position paper provides a retrospective from the authors' lived experience of one multi-institutional collaborative nursing programs' history of curriculum evaluation and scholarship growth over twenty-five years. Key themes include an overview of collaborative curriculum evaluation underpinned by three philosophical perspectives, the influence of accreditation and re-mandated post-secondary institutions on scholarship development, an affirmation of curriculum evaluation as a form of knowledge development as supported by Boyer’s model of scholarship, and the development of scholarship expertise across collaborative ...


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