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Ihss: Repackaging Consumer Information, Deloras N. Puran 2016 University of San Francisco

Ihss: Repackaging Consumer Information, Deloras N. Puran

Master's Projects

Currently, qualified Californians with disabilities and aging individuals can receive consumer-directed care through the IHSS program. Despite the strong demand for the program, new consumers are still struggling to begin their service after enrollment.

This study assisted San Francisco In Home Supportive Services Public Authority to understand how new consumers can navigate the IHSS program services after enrollment. Focus group and semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted to gather feedback from consumers regarding what type of information would they need after enrollment, and how would they want to receive the information. Based on the feedback, written and virtual deliverables were designed ...


Kinder Ready: Exploring The Role Of Technology In Promoting School Readiness Among Low-Income Parents In A Clinic-Based Setting, Brenda Lu 2016 University of San Francisco

Kinder Ready: Exploring The Role Of Technology In Promoting School Readiness Among Low-Income Parents In A Clinic-Based Setting, Brenda Lu

Master's Projects

The Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Program advocates to improve the health status of children in Silicon Valley and the surrounding community. This summer, I worked on a project called Kinder Ready, with the goal of evaluating the feasibility of technology use in promoting school readiness in children ages zero to five. We used a variety of qualitative research methods, including focus groups, one-on-one interviews, and surveys to collect feedback from the community on what their children need to transition into schools. Our local participatory research approach has paved the way for many new partnerships with local organizations, while strengthening existing ones ...


Reducing Annual Emergency Department Visits Through Improved Asthma Discharge Teaching, Alvin R. Walters 2016 University of San Francisco

Reducing Annual Emergency Department Visits Through Improved Asthma Discharge Teaching, Alvin R. Walters

Master's Projects

Asthma is the most common pediatric condition in the United States, and a child's home environment plays an impactful role in the triggering of asthma exacerbations (Harper et al., 2015). Current emergency department (ED) ideology focuses on symptoms management, with little time spent on education, and virtually no attention paid to the home environment. Evidence shows that programs which incorporate home environmental assessments into asthma patient education produce a reduction in annual ED visits, fewer missed school days, decreased use of rescue medications, and improvements in quality of life (Gruber K.J., et al, 2016, Hollenbach J.P. & Cloutier ...


An Assessment Of The Human Papillomavirus Immunization Knowledge, Practices, And Prevention Among A Cohort Of Urban College Students, Nancy H. Busen PhD, FNP-BC, APRN, Robert G. Hanks PhD, RN, FNP, APRN, Eileen R. Giardino PhD, RN, APRN, FNP, Stanley Cron MSPH 2016 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing

An Assessment Of The Human Papillomavirus Immunization Knowledge, Practices, And Prevention Among A Cohort Of Urban College Students, Nancy H. Busen Phd, Fnp-Bc, Aprn, Robert G. Hanks Phd, Rn, Fnp, Aprn, Eileen R. Giardino Phd, Rn, Aprn, Fnp, Stanley Cron Msph

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease, yet little is known about the college-age knowledge and prevention practices related to HPV. Although sample vaccination rates mirrored national known vaccination rates, a majority of participants did not complete the three dose vaccine schedule. HPV knowledge was similar between males and females while males were more likely to engage in preventative practices. This information can help healthcare providers reinforce vaccination schedule and prevention practices.


Tuning "The System": An Evaluation Or Restorative Practices In San Lorenzo School District, Amber White 2016 University of San Francisco

Tuning "The System": An Evaluation Or Restorative Practices In San Lorenzo School District, Amber White

Master's Projects

In 2013, The Director of Student Support Services for the San Lorenzo Unified School District (SLZUSD) implemented a Restorative Practices program in an effort to improve relationships on campus and decrease suspension and expulsion rates in SLZUSD. The Directors push for RP was fueled by the passing of Assembly Bill 1729 (AB-1729), when the California Education Code changed to allow for alternative disciplinary actions. States nationwide have passed bills similar to AB-1729 and allowed schools to use alternative punitive practices. Despite good natured intentions there were many faculty members who did not respond with enthusiasm and there has since been ...


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 ...


Issues In Patient Information Transmission: Standardizing Home Health Admission, Philippa Thomas 2016 University of San Francisco

Issues In Patient Information Transmission: Standardizing Home Health Admission, Philippa Thomas

Master's Projects

When 84 patients, current and former, complained about lack of information during the intake process within five months period, a uniform "Patient Screening Tool" (Appendix L) was developed to improve the admissions process to this home health agency. Intake staff is responsible for receiving accurate information from the referral sources, confirming qualifications to receive services, and initiating education about services to the patient. While the population served has a wide range in age, diagnoses, discharge settings and cultures, the majority are over 65, frail, homebound and are returning home after hospital, SNF or rehabilitation settings.

Data were collected through evidence ...


Implementing Change To Decrease The Emergency Department Visits For Pediatric Clients Referred To Mental Health Services, Diane Sandoval 2016 University of San Francisco

Implementing Change To Decrease The Emergency Department Visits For Pediatric Clients Referred To Mental Health Services, Diane Sandoval

Master's Projects

The purpose of this clinical nurse leader (CNL) internship project is to implement an improvement intervention to decrease emergency department visits or psychiatric emergency services visit rates for pediatric clients receiving mental health services through the ambulatory clinic. The goal is to increase client safety by preventing harm to themselves or others and improving quality of care provided through timely nursing telephone triage. The project is taking place in a county run pediatric ambulatory clinic. We will participate in a shared leadership team to make recommendations for improvement at the microsystem level. Team members include the charge nurse, clinic manager ...


Intranasal Naloxone Adminstration Education, Natalie O. Levchenko 2016 Univeristy of San Francisco

Intranasal Naloxone Adminstration Education, Natalie O. Levchenko

Master's Projects

The Clinical Nurse Leader project focused on the provision of education on intranasal naloxone administration to healthcare providers in Lake County in order to educate patients, their families, peers, and members of their social network. Fatal opioid overdose rates from prescribed or illicit opioids are four times greater in Lake County than California. The setting is Lake County, California, with a population of 65, 000, a radius of 1,300 square miles, and an annual per capita income of $21,000, with 24.3 % living in poverty. The CNL project focused on the Clinical Nurse Leader elements: Systems Analyst/Risk ...


Advanced Practice Nursing In Latin America And The Caribbean: Regulation, Education And Practice, Keri Elizabeth Zug, Silvia Helena De Bortoli Cassiani, Joyce Pulcini, Alessandra Bassalobre Garcia, Francisca Aguirre-Boza, Jeongyoung Park 2016 George Washington University

Advanced Practice Nursing In Latin America And The Caribbean: Regulation, Education And Practice, Keri Elizabeth Zug, Silvia Helena De Bortoli Cassiani, Joyce Pulcini, Alessandra Bassalobre Garcia, Francisca Aguirre-Boza, Jeongyoung Park

Nursing Faculty Publications

OBJECTIVE: to identify the current state of advanced practice nursing regulation, education and practice in Latin America and the Caribbean and the perception of nursing leaders in the region toward an advanced practice nursing role in primary health care to support Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage initiatives.

METHOD: a descriptive cross-sectional design utilizing a web-based survey of 173 nursing leaders about their perceptions of the state of nursing practice and potential development of advanced practice nursing in their countries, including definition, work environment, regulation, education, nursing practice, nursing culture, and perceived receptiveness to an expanded role in ...


Psychosocial Determinants Of Physical Activity In Children Attending Afterschool Programs : A Path Analysis., Jiying Ling, Lorraine B. Robbins, Valerie L. McCarthy, Barbara J. Speck 2016 Michigan State University

Psychosocial Determinants Of Physical Activity In Children Attending Afterschool Programs : A Path Analysis., Jiying Ling, Lorraine B. Robbins, Valerie L. Mccarthy, Barbara J. Speck

Valerie L. McCarthy

Background: Physical activity (PA) is important for controlling childhood obesity, but a comprehensive PA model for school-aged children is lacking.

Objectives: Guided by the youth PA promotion (YPAP) model, this study estimated the direct and indirect effects of self-efficacy, enjoyment, parental influence, and environment on self-reported PA and pedometer steps. A secondary purpose was to explore the association between self-reported PA and pedometer steps.

Methods: An observational and prospective study was conducted among 133 children, aged 8–11 years old, from 10 elementary schools with afterschool programs in a Midwestern U.S. school district from August through October 2013. PA ...


Perceptions Of Renal Disease Risk Among African Americans: A Review Of The Literature, Casey L. Migliore, Julie Barroso, Allison Vorderstrasse 2016 Duke University School of Nursing

Perceptions Of Renal Disease Risk Among African Americans: A Review Of The Literature, Casey L. Migliore, Julie Barroso, Allison Vorderstrasse

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

African Americans are disproportionately at risk for renal disease, especially those with type 2 diabetes (McDonough et al., 2011). Despite this disease disparity, the literature lacks research on renal disease awareness and risk perceptions among African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Therefore, a literature review guided by the Common Sense Model was conducted to review and synthesize the literature on African Americans’ awareness of renal disease and existing risk perceptions, capturing sociocultural factors in the African American community that could influence the development of those risk perceptions. The literature identified an overall lack of knowledge about renal disease risk factors ...


Health Literacy Assessment And Chronic Disease: An Integrative Review, Dana S. Woody 2016 Liberty University

Health Literacy Assessment And Chronic Disease: An Integrative Review, Dana S. Woody

Graduate Student Projects and Scholarship

Health literacy is a matter of grave concern in health care today. Defined as more than the ability to read and write, it involves obtaining, processing, and understanding health information. Yet it is a concept often misunderstood and overlooked in the environment of professional care. Specifically, low health literacy in the setting of chronic disease has proven to be a challenging and costly phenomena. Given the high prevalence of chronic disease, there is a pressing need for health care providers to acknowledge this subject matter in care delivery. This integrative review provides a synthesis of published evidence identifying and clarifying ...


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 ...


Utilizing The Green Nursing Project Initiative To Educate Nurses About Health Effects Related To Exposure Of Chemicals Contained In Household And Personal Care Products And To Inspire Them To Take Action, Lisa Chan, Stephanie Chalupka 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Utilizing The Green Nursing Project Initiative To Educate Nurses About Health Effects Related To Exposure Of Chemicals Contained In Household And Personal Care Products And To Inspire Them To Take Action, Lisa Chan, Stephanie Chalupka

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Consumers are exposed to a variety of environmental chemicals including carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and endocrine disrupting chemicals from everyday use of common household and personal care products. Evidence supports concern that exposures to low doses or the combination of low doses of chemicals can pose a health risk for the general population as well as for vulnerable populations. Gaps exist in translating this information to the public and helping people understand the health effects related to chemical exposures and personal actions they could take to reduce exposures.

There are 2.6 million nurses in the U.S. who have direct ...


Implementing Change To Decrease The Re-Admission Rate For Clients Of A Care Transition Program, Aileen Tran 2016 University of San Francisco

Implementing Change To Decrease The Re-Admission Rate For Clients Of A Care Transition Program, Aileen Tran

Master's Projects

The clinical nurse leader (CNL) internship project’s purpose is to implement a change to decrease readmission for clients in a care transition program, thereby improving quality of life. This care transition program aids with the transition from hospital to home for adults. The microsystem is composed of public health nurses, volunteers, student interns, supervisors, and an administrative assistant. The aim statement for this change project is to improve patient safety by decreasing readmission rates by implementing an initial follow-up phone call within one day of discharge in 75% of the care transition clients by April 30, 2016. This project ...


Increasing The Awareness Of Trauma Informed Care In The School Setting: Giving Practitioners The Tools To Actively Participate In Trauma Related Care, Rebekah L. Sypniewski 2016 University of San Francisco

Increasing The Awareness Of Trauma Informed Care In The School Setting: Giving Practitioners The Tools To Actively Participate In Trauma Related Care, Rebekah L. Sypniewski

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Of the approximately 15 million children and adolescents who have a mental health disorders that are interfering with their functioning, a mere 25% seek medical advice or treatment (Melnyk, Kelly, & Lusk, 2014). Furthermore, two thirds of youth report experience at least one traumatic event by age 16 (Suarez, Belcher, Briggs, & Titus, 2012). School health practitioners have regular contact with children and adolescents as they typically attend school five days a week, nine months out of the year. The consistent presence of the relationship between the practitioner and student creates an ideal environment for discussing the sensitive topics necessary to engage ...


A Quality Improvement Project On Diagnosis And Management Of Asthma In A Private Pediatric Setting., Sosamma Ashley 2016 A DNP- FNP student graduating on May 19th, 2016

A Quality Improvement Project On Diagnosis And Management Of Asthma In A Private Pediatric Setting., Sosamma Ashley

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Abstract

Background: Although national guidelines exist for the diagnosis and management of asthma, general practice differs significantly from recommendations. Quality improvement methodology when implemented can narrow quality gaps.

Objective: The objective of the project was to create and implement a plan of action to address identified gaps in key clinical activities of asthma care among pediatric population in a private pediatric setting in Northern California

Methods: The project was centered on the use of Education in Quality Improvement for Pediatric Practice (EQIPP), a program of the American Academy of the Pediatrics. Both the pediatrician and the DNP student took this ...


The Experience Of Adult Children Cargiving For Aging Parents, Kimberly Conway 2016 Seton Hall University

The Experience Of Adult Children Cargiving For Aging Parents, Kimberly Conway

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Background: An estimated 35 million Americans are age 65 or older, and this population is expected to double within 25 years. When the normal progression of life for an aging person is interrupted, adult children are often suddenly faced with assuming care of their parent(s). Currently adult child caregivers of aging parents, work up to 100 hours per month at caregiving. Problem Statement: A limited body of empirical studies exists on the caregiving of aging parents exclusively by their adult children. Despite the amount of time dedicated to parental caregiving little is known about the experience of this exclusive ...


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