Inpatients

Publication Title: 
Contemporary Nurse

A variety of studies identify friendliness/being friendly in their findings however, no research reports on the phenomenon of nurse friendliness. Moreover, all prior findings are coincidental to the phenomenon under investigation, so nurse friendliness is superficially represented and poorly understood. In turn, the significance of nurse friendliness has gone unnoticed. Because the present study focused on nurse friendliness, it revealed a deeper dimension to this phenomenon and expanded prior, limited understandings.

Author(s): 
Geanellos, Rene
Publication Title: 
Oncology Nursing Forum

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine what patients with cancer and primary family caregivers expect from nurses with regard to having their spiritual needs addressed. RESEARCH APPROACH: Descriptive, cross-sectional, qualitative study using Miles and Huberman s approach to data reduction. SETTING: Outpatient and inpatient settings in a county hospital and a comprehensive cancer center, both located in a large, southwestern, metropolitan area.

Author(s): 
Taylor, Elizabeth Johnston
Publication Title: 
Oncology Nursing Forum

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine what patients with cancer and primary family caregivers expect from nurses with regard to having their spiritual needs addressed. RESEARCH APPROACH: Descriptive, cross-sectional, qualitative study using Miles and Huberman s approach to data reduction. SETTING: Outpatient and inpatient settings in a county hospital and a comprehensive cancer center, both located in a large, southwestern, metropolitan area.

Author(s): 
Taylor, Elizabeth Johnston
Publication Title: 
PloS One

BACKGROUND: Poor service user experiences are often reported on mental health inpatient wards. Crisis houses are an alternative, but evidence is limited. This paper investigates therapeutic alliances in acute wards and crisis houses, exploring how far stronger therapeutic alliance may underlie greater client satisfaction in crisis houses. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Mixed methods were used.

Author(s): 
Sweeney, Angela
Fahmy, Sarah
Nolan, Fiona
Morant, Nicola
Fox, Zoe
Lloyd-Evans, Brynmor
Osborn, David
Burgess, Emma
Gilburt, Helen
McCabe, Rosemarie
Slade, Mike
Johnson, Sonia
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: People aged 75†years and over account for 1 in 4 of all hospital admissions. There has been increasing recognition of problems in the care of older people, particularly in hospitals. Evidence suggests that older people judge the care they receive in terms of kindness, empathy, compassion, respectful communication and being seen as a person not just a patient. These are aspects of care to which we refer when we use the term 'relational care'.

Author(s): 
Arthur, Antony
Maben, Jill
Wharrad, Heather
Aldus, Clare
Sarre, Sophie
Schneider, Justine
Nicholson, Caroline
Barton, Garry
Cox, Karen
Clark, Allan
Publication Title: 
Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives

Payers are known to influence the adoption of health information technology (HIT) among hospitals. However, previous studies examining the relationship between payer mix and HIT have not focused specifically on electronic health record systems (EHRs). Using data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and the American Hospital Association Annual Survey, we examine how Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance, and managed care caseloads are associated with EHR adoption in hospitals. Overall, we found a weak relationship between payer mix and EHR adoption.

Author(s): 
Shin, Dong Yeong
Menachemi, Nir
Diana, Mark
Kazley, Abby Swanson
Ford, Eric W.
Publication Title: 
Singapore Medical Journal

OBJECTIVE: Inpatient group psychotherapy in acute psychiatric units has been a much maligned treatment modality with doubts cast upon its therapeutic value. However, local Chinese patients value and benefit from its inclusion in the therapeutic package after some adjustments to its structure and content. DESIGN: Groups of 8 inpatients met weekly with a regular therapist and co-therapist. Feedback forms were filled by consenting patients at the end of each session to rate the value of each treatment modality in the ward package and to ascertain if therapeutic factors had been achieved.

Author(s): 
Chan, P. S.
Publication Title: 
Revue De L'infirmière
Author(s): 
Bioy, Antoine
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics

WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The Department of Health (DOH) in Taiwan issued the 'Guidelines for Benzodiazepine Use in Sedation and Hypnosis' in March 2004, which clearly stated that benzodiazepines (BZDs) should not be used alone for the treatment of depression. However, the extent to which clinicians comply with the BZD guidelines was not known. This study aimed to evaluate whether sole prescribing of BZDs for major depression decreased after the implementation of the BZD guidelines.

Author(s): 
Lai, I.-C.
Wang, M.-T.
Wu, B.-J.
Wu, H.-H.
Lian, P.-W.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: A high prevalence of CAM use has been documented worldwide in children and adolescents with chronic illnesses. Only a small number of studies, however, have been conducted in the United Kingdom. The primary aim of this study was to examine the use of CAM by children and adolescents with a wide spectrum of acute and chronic medical problems in a tertiary children's hospital in Wales. METHODS: Structured personal interviews of 100 inpatients and 400 outpatients were conducted over a 2-month period in 2004.

Author(s): 
Crawford, Nigel W.
Cincotta, Domenic R.
Lim, Alissa
Powell, Colin V. E.

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