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The Caregiver Of The Child With Cerebral Palsy: The Unnoticed Victim, Taylor Tusinski 2023 University of Missouri-St. Louis

The Caregiver Of The Child With Cerebral Palsy: The Unnoticed Victim, Taylor Tusinski

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to better understand the overall quality of life (QoL) in the primary caregiver who provides care to the child or adolescent, aged 0-17 with mild, moderate, or severe Cerebral Palsy (CP). This study aligned with a nonexperimental or observational design and examined the severity level of CP and the QoL in the mother and/or father.

For research question 1, regression results indicated that the overall model did not significantly predict the mother’s and father’s QoL [R2 = .000, R2 adj = -.012, F(1,80) = .003, p = .957]. Regression results indicated that …


The Reversal Of Roe Vs. Wade And Its Effect On Contraception Access In The U.S., Jessica Dupler, Abby Enck 2023 The University of Maine

The Reversal Of Roe Vs. Wade And Its Effect On Contraception Access In The U.S., Jessica Dupler, Abby Enck

Non-Thesis Student Work

Over the past year, there has been a shift in the United States healthcare system following the Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade. This shift has caused a burden to fall on contraceptive use across states that either prohibited abortion or permitted it. This information poses the following question: In women of reproductive age living in the U.S., has the reversal of Roe v. Wade impacted birth control access in U.S. states with limited abortion rights compared to U.S. states that do not limit abortions over the past year? A literature search was conducted on CINAHL, PubMed, and Google …


Canadianizing And Evaluating A Virtual Simulation Program For Community Health, Andrea Chircop, Shelley Cobbett, Ruth E. Schofield, Jamie Dicasmirro, Lisa Doucet 2023 Dalhousie University |School of Nursing

Canadianizing And Evaluating A Virtual Simulation Program For Community Health, Andrea Chircop, Shelley Cobbett, Ruth E. Schofield, Jamie Dicasmirro, Lisa Doucet

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Nurse educators are looking to integrate innovative pedagogies to enable students to acquire required competencies in community/population health nursing. Previously, nursing students who used Sentinel City® an American-based virtual simulation program for community health clinical learning have been shown to obtain equal or better learning outcomes compared to students who used traditional methods. To improve the fidelity of this virtual simulation program for our Canadian context, we Canadianized Sentinel City® to improve Canadian students learning experiences further.

The purpose of this research was to describe the development of Sentinel City® Canada and subsequent evaluation of student learning outcomes after implementation …


Enhancing A Pressure Injury Prevention Bundle In A Skilled Nursing Facility, Lorillie Soleta 2023 Franklin University

Enhancing A Pressure Injury Prevention Bundle In A Skilled Nursing Facility, Lorillie Soleta

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Scholarly Project

Problem: The purpose of the project was to address the increase in pressure injuries in a skilled nursing facility, which had risen from 6% to 10% despite the implementation of a prevention bundle. The project aimed to evaluate and enhance the effectiveness of existing interventions.

Aim of the Project: The aim was to add evidence-based interventions to the existing pressure injury prevention bundle. The desired outcome was to decrease the number of acquired pressure injuries.

Review of the Evidence: Research indicated that pressure injury prevention bundles were more successful when incorporating offloading interventions. These offloading measures, including frequent turning and …


Studying The Impact Of Hyperlipidemia Monitoring Tools On Referral Rates In Patients Taking Antipsychotics, Jasmyn S. Allen 2023 University of Southern Mississippi

Studying The Impact Of Hyperlipidemia Monitoring Tools On Referral Rates In Patients Taking Antipsychotics, Jasmyn S. Allen

Doctoral Projects

The purpose of this DNP project is to determine how well an evaluation tool may be used to track hyperlipidemia in patients using antipsychotic medicines who are between the ages of 20 and 50. Elevated lipid contents in the bloodstream, or hyperlipidemia, increase the danger of heart-related illnesses. Antipsychotic drugs, frequently administered for mental health disorders and dyslipidemia, have been connected. The goal is to ascertain whether utilizing an evaluation tool raises the three-month referral rates for hyperlipidemia to primary care (Dayabandara et al., 2017). The foundation of the research is found in several articles collected from different websites. According …


The Process Of Art Creation Among Mothers From Ontario Who Have Experienced Gender-Based Violence, Madison L. Broadbent 2023 Western University

The Process Of Art Creation Among Mothers From Ontario Who Have Experienced Gender-Based Violence, Madison L. Broadbent

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Mothers who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV) face physical, mental, and social health implications. Participating in artmaking has the potential to reduce these consequences. An arts-based study including in-depth interviews was conducted with 13 mothers with histories of GBV. The creative processes involved in artmaking amongst mothers with histories of GBV were explored. Mothers demonstrated using symbols, thoughtful colour selection, and choice of artistic medium when creating their artforms. Moreover, mothers’ experiences of storytelling experiences of GBV through art were examined. Mothers described using art as a means of communication, emotional processing and healing through art, and the process of …


Competency-Based Nursing Education And The Future Of Nursing: Where The Faith Community Nurse Fits In, Mary Lynne Knighten DNP, RN, NEA-BC 2023 Azusa Pacific University

Competency-Based Nursing Education And The Future Of Nursing: Where The Faith Community Nurse Fits In, Mary Lynne Knighten Dnp, Rn, Nea-Bc

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

Abstract

Two significant nursing landmark reports published in 2021 are enhancing standards and providing guidance for nursing education and practice. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials: Core Competencies of Professional Nursing Education (2021) provides a blueprint for educationally and experientially preparing nurses for practice. The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report defines issues such as health disparities and inequities, with recommendations for the role nurses should play in making change to improve the health of the nation.

This paper seeks to explore the intersections of these two reports with the specialty …


Practice Matters: Hypertension, Maire M. Blankenship 2023 Western Kentucky University, USA

Practice Matters: Hypertension, Maire M. Blankenship

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

Hypertension remains a significant public health concern in the United States, affecting over 110 million adults, nearly half of the adult population. As a major contributor to cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, hypertension accounts for a large number of deaths annually. Many individuals with hypertension remain undiagnosed and undertreated, leading to increased healthcare costs. Recognizing the importance of addressing this widespread issue, the healthcare community, including Faith Community Nurses (FCNs), has played an essential role in the prevention and management of hypertension. While pharmacological interventions are common, lifestyle changes have demonstrated their effectiveness in reducing blood pressure and …


Differences In Symptom Severity And Quality Of Life Among Patients With Cancer Using Conventional Therapies With/Without Herbal Medicines In Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study, John Baptist Asiimwe, Prakash B. Nagendrappa, Alfred Jatho, Maud M. Kamatenesi, Esther C. Atukunda 2023 Aga Khan University

Differences In Symptom Severity And Quality Of Life Among Patients With Cancer Using Conventional Therapies With/Without Herbal Medicines In Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study, John Baptist Asiimwe, Prakash B. Nagendrappa, Alfred Jatho, Maud M. Kamatenesi, Esther C. Atukunda

School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa

Objective:

Patients with cancer experience numerous symptoms related to cancer and treatment side effects that reduce their quality of life (QOL). Although herbal medicine (HM) is used to manage such symptoms by patients in sub-Saharan Africa, data on patients perceived clinical outcomes are limited. We compared differences in QOL and symptom severity between patients with cancer using HM plus conventional therapies (i.e., chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiotherapy, surgery) and those using conventional therapies alone.

Methods:

This cross-sectional study included patients with cancer aged >18 years who were consecutively sampled and completed a researcher-administered questionnaire between December 2022 and January 2023. Specifically, …


Prevalência Do Genótipo De Risco G1/G2 Do Gene Da Apolipoproteína L1 (Apol1) E Associação Com Doença Renal Crônica Não Diabética Em Autodeclarados Negros No Sul Do Brasil, Celia mariana Souza, Maicon Douglas Torely, Mauro Ribeiro Soares Junior, Wiliam Cardoso Silva, Bibiana Sampaio Oliveira Fam, Giovanna Giudicelli, Thayne Kwalski, Marilea Feira Furtado, Renan Barbosa Lemes, Lygia Veiga Pereira, Tábita Hunemeier, Francisco Verissimo Veronese, Fernanda Sales Luiz Vianna 2023 Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre

Prevalência Do Genótipo De Risco G1/G2 Do Gene Da Apolipoproteína L1 (Apol1) E Associação Com Doença Renal Crônica Não Diabética Em Autodeclarados Negros No Sul Do Brasil, Celia Mariana Souza, Maicon Douglas Torely, Mauro Ribeiro Soares Junior, Wiliam Cardoso Silva, Bibiana Sampaio Oliveira Fam, Giovanna Giudicelli, Thayne Kwalski, Marilea Feira Furtado, Renan Barbosa Lemes, Lygia Veiga Pereira, Tábita Hunemeier, Francisco Verissimo Veronese, Fernanda Sales Luiz Vianna

AMNET XX Conferencia Internacional

Introdução: A doença renal crônica (DRC) possui uma prevalência de 10% entre os brasileiros. A presença de dois alelos de risco chamados G1 e G2 do gene da Apo lipoproteína L1 ( APOL1 ), mais frequente em indivíduos associados de ascendência africana e foram à DRC.

Objetivos: Determinar a prevalência dos alelos e genótipo de APOL1 em pacientes portadores de DRC em comparação com indivíduos afrodescendentes saudáveis.

Métodos: Estudo caso controle, realizado nos ambulatórios de Nefrologia do hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, na Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre; Clínicas de hemodiálise Grande Porto Alegre Litoral e Cidades …


Results Of Nursing Training Reforms: Estimating The Scope Of Nursing Practice, Marat Serikbayev, Saltanat Mamyrbekova, Ainur B. Kumar, Lyazzat Kosherbayeva, Akmaral Abikulova, Laura Seiduanova, Elmira Serikbayeva 2023 PhD student of Higher school of public healthcare of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Results Of Nursing Training Reforms: Estimating The Scope Of Nursing Practice, Marat Serikbayev, Saltanat Mamyrbekova, Ainur B. Kumar, Lyazzat Kosherbayeva, Akmaral Abikulova, Laura Seiduanova, Elmira Serikbayeva

Journal of Health Research

Background: With the adoption of the Astana Declaration on primary health care, modern approaches are being introduced in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The created national foundations of the nursing management system in Kazakhstan are a visible manifestation of a new organizational culture. In connection with the large-scale reform of nursing and the creation of a new position of nurses that meets modern social challenges and international requirements, the role of nurses in healthcare has increased significantly. In this study, we measured the actual scope of nursing practice among nurses in the medical organizations in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Methods: …


Cicatrização De Lesão Infecciosa Em Paciente Com Doença Crônica Na Atenção Primária: Estudo De Caso, Elisiane de Oliveira Machado, Claudia Luciani Tappes, Suimara dos Santos, Simone Thais Vizini, Fabio Silva da Rosa, Djulia Andriele Wachter, Miguel Lucas Silva da Paixão, Gabriel F. Goncalves, Maicon Daniel Chassot, Juciane Furlan Inchauspe, Michelle Dornelles Santarém 2023 Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Cicatrização De Lesão Infecciosa Em Paciente Com Doença Crônica Na Atenção Primária: Estudo De Caso, Elisiane De Oliveira Machado, Claudia Luciani Tappes, Suimara Dos Santos, Simone Thais Vizini, Fabio Silva Da Rosa, Djulia Andriele Wachter, Miguel Lucas Silva Da Paixão, Gabriel F. Goncalves, Maicon Daniel Chassot, Juciane Furlan Inchauspe, Michelle Dornelles Santarém

AMNET XX Conferencia Internacional

Introdução: Doenças crônicas não transmissíveis (DCNT) dificultam a cicatrização de feridas. A Hipertensão Arterial Sistêmica (HAS), por exemplo, causa alterações microvasculares que geram hipóxia tecidual, inibindo a atividade fagocitária e possibilitando infecções por menor atividade leucocitária. É necessário, portanto, uma abordagem eficaz para a cicatrização destas lesões, prevenindo agravos de saúde. Objetivo: Relatar o caso de cicatrização de uma lesão infecciosa em um paciente com DCNT. Metodologia: Estudo de caso sobre paciente feminina, 64 anos, com HAS, que após cirurgia no joelho, apresentou deiscência e infecção local na ferida operatória, iniciando o tratamento da lesão com a Unidade Básica de …


Doenças Metabólicas Em Trabalhadores Da Saúde Em Um Hospital Do Sul Do Brasil, francielle lopes dos Reis, Luciana Pereira Silva, Maria Carlota Borba Brum, Sheila de Castro Cardoso Toniasso, Camila Pereira Baldin, Robson Martins Pereira, Maria da Graça Penha, Celia Mariana Barbosa Souza, Júlio Cesar Ferreira Bertoloto, Vitória Sparrenberger SANTOS, Rebeca Mendonça Quinhones, Daniela BOEIRA, Elizete Maria de Souza Bueno 2023 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil

Doenças Metabólicas Em Trabalhadores Da Saúde Em Um Hospital Do Sul Do Brasil, Francielle Lopes Dos Reis, Luciana Pereira Silva, Maria Carlota Borba Brum, Sheila De Castro Cardoso Toniasso, Camila Pereira Baldin, Robson Martins Pereira, Maria Da Graça Penha, Celia Mariana Barbosa Souza, Júlio Cesar Ferreira Bertoloto, Vitória Sparrenberger Santos, Rebeca Mendonça Quinhones, Daniela Boeira, Elizete Maria De Souza Bueno

AMNET XX Conferencia Internacional

Introdução: Consideradas cada vez mais um problema de saúde pública, às doenças metabólicas possuem como características complicações relacionadas com fatores comportamentais como dietas altamente calóricas, sedentarismo, estresse, tabagismo e consumo exagerado de álcool. Existe a possibilidade que alguma dessas causas sejam originadas no ambiente laboral. As mais relevantes encontradas nos trabalhadores são a Dislipidemia e o Diabetes Mellitus, caracterizadas pelo elevado nível de lipídios e por altas taxas de açúcar no sangue, respectivamente. Esses fatores contribuem para o risco de síndromes metabólicas, pois desequilibram as funções fisiológicas do corpo, bem como suas interações entre si.

Objetivo: Verificar a prevalência das …


About Dying And Death: Thanatology's Place In Medical Curriculum, Jill Dombroski 2023 Western University

About Dying And Death: Thanatology's Place In Medical Curriculum, Jill Dombroski

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study explored how healthcare providers engage in advance care planning and end-of-life care conversations. The research explored what shapes their understanding and the extent to which concepts from thanatology they intuitively bring in, explicitly bring in, and maybe fail to recognize. To achieve this, constructivist grounded theory (CGT) methodology guided the design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of the findings, which allowed for iteration across interviews and analysis with existing theories and data in the literature. The CGT design encouraged further engagement with the literature in an ongoing iterative fashion as well as with the analysis of the data. …


Interventions Co-Designed By Healthcare Providers And Clients For Improving Therapeutic Relationships In Maternal And Child Healthcare: A Pilot Study Using Human Centered Design In Rural Tanzania, Kahabi Isangula, Eunice Pallangyo, Eunice Ndirangu 2023 Aga Khan University

Interventions Co-Designed By Healthcare Providers And Clients For Improving Therapeutic Relationships In Maternal And Child Healthcare: A Pilot Study Using Human Centered Design In Rural Tanzania, Kahabi Isangula, Eunice Pallangyo, Eunice Ndirangu

School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa

Background

Research shows that poor provider–client interactions in maternity and child health (MCH) continue to affect health outcomes, service uptake, continuity of care, and trust in formal healthcare systems.

Objective The study’s objective was to jointly create a prototype intervention package for enhancing nurse-client relationships using human centered design (HCD) approach.

Methods A five-step HCD methodology was used: (1) Community-driven discovery through qualitative descriptive research methods using 9 focus groups with nurses and clients and 12 key informant interviews with MCH administrators; (2) consultative ideation and co-creation meetings with 10 nurses, 10 clients, and 10 administrators to co-design a rough …


Association Between Chronic Disease And Substance Use Among Older Adults In Tennessee, Manik Ahuja, Jessica Stamey, Johanna Cimilluca, Kawther Al Skir, Mary K. Herndon, Kathleen Baggett, Thiveya Sathiyasaleen, Praveen Fernandopulle 2023 East Tennessee State University

Association Between Chronic Disease And Substance Use Among Older Adults In Tennessee, Manik Ahuja, Jessica Stamey, Johanna Cimilluca, Kawther Al Skir, Mary K. Herndon, Kathleen Baggett, Thiveya Sathiyasaleen, Praveen Fernandopulle

ETSU Faculty Works

Background:

Substance use and misuse have a negative impact on health care outcomes, specifically in the older adult population. Older adults are at risk due to several factors occurring toward the end of life such as changing family dynamics, loss of friends and loved ones, and chronic diseases. Substance use in older adults with chronic diseases in rural areas remains poorly studied. This study examines older adults greater than 55 of age in the state of Tennessee, U.S.A.

Design and methods:

Data was extracted from the 2019 National Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) with a subsample for the State …


Expanding The Volunteer Role To Include Advance Care Planning Knowledge, Andrea C. Leomo 2023 University of San Francisco

Expanding The Volunteer Role To Include Advance Care Planning Knowledge, Andrea C. Leomo

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: Transition patients at the end-of-life are those patients who are not mentally ready or physically eligible for hospice thus not enrolled in a Palliative or Hospice Program. Only one-third of the Transition patient census had completed and filed advance care plans. Healthcare providers are obligated to perform life-saving measures unless documented otherwise. A lack of advance care planning can create complicated scenarios and cause discordant care incidents.

Context: End-of-life care is a delicate subject to navigate conversations with patients. With holistic care being a large component of hospice and palliative care, it is important to have updated and accurate …


Fall Risk Identification And Reduction Among The Gerontological Population At A Long-Term Care Facility, Esther A. Lowe, Breanna Cates, Lisa James, Ashley Samson, Jowel Ochoa, Matthew Ng 2023 University of San Francisco

Fall Risk Identification And Reduction Among The Gerontological Population At A Long-Term Care Facility, Esther A. Lowe, Breanna Cates, Lisa James, Ashley Samson, Jowel Ochoa, Matthew Ng

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

Problem: Data obtained from the facility from February 2022 to July 2023 showed that there were a total of 110 falls at the facility with 51% resulting in injury. The facility also lacked a standardized fall assessment tool with minimal follow up after fall incidents.

Context: A microsystem assessment of the geriatric population at the long-term care facility indicated the need for a standardized fall risk screening tool to accurately assess patients.

Interventions: A staff presentation was created highlighting the high rate of falls at the facility as well as to educate on the implementation of the Morse Fall …


Reduce Extended Length Of Stay By Reducing In-Hospital Falls, Norberto Benitez 2023 The University of San Francisco

Reduce Extended Length Of Stay By Reducing In-Hospital Falls, Norberto Benitez

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

Problem: Every year, there are many in-hospital falls (IHFs). Nationally there are between 700,000 to 1 million falls recorded each year. Hospital falls financially burden our healthcare industry, costing approximately 34 billion annually. Context: In a local hospital in Northern California, Marin County, the microsystem has had an extraordinary number of in-hospital falls (IHFs). To date (June 2023), 13 falls have been recorded thus far; the microsystem is on track to beat the previous year's record number of 21 falls in a calendar year. Interventions: The MSN–CNL student proposed re-educating staff, resetting expectations, and reestablishing workflow. We also sought …


Mandatory Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Behaviors Among Registered Nurses In New Mexico: A Statewide Comparative Study, Ingrid Ann Wilson 2023 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Mandatory Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Behaviors Among Registered Nurses In New Mexico: A Statewide Comparative Study, Ingrid Ann Wilson

Nursing ETDs

Child abuse and/or neglect (CAN) is a global problem. Although nurses are mandated CAN reporters, a lack of reporting has been an issue. New Mexico (NM) is faced with higher child poverty and CAN-related substance-abuse compared to other U.S. states. This quantitative study aimed to explore factors influencing intended/actual CAN reporting behaviors among NM registered nurses (RN)s, examine relationships of these factors, and compare differences in reporting behaviors between rural and urban locations. A survey to a sample of RNs (N=146) showed factors associated with CAN reporting intended behaviors were work status (r=.21, p < .05), cues to action (r=.20, …


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