Needs Assessment

Publication Title: 
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly

PURPOSE: Identify patient and family needs specifically related to an in-hospital birth or death. This study aimed to perform a gap analysis between identified needs and current hospital practice, services, and resources. METHODS: With the IRB approval, and purposive sampling using the demographics of a community hospital plus subgroups from problematic cases. Twenty-two semistructured interviews were audiotaped, and 6 lectures and 2 panel discussions were videotaped.

Author(s): 
Davidson, Judy E.
Boyer, Merri Lynn
Casey, Debra
Matzel, Stephen Chavez
Walden, Chaplain David
Publication Title: 
Clinical nurse specialist CNS

BACKGROUND: There has been an increase in the use and awareness of complementary and integrative therapies in the United States over the last 10 years. Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are in an ideal place to influence this paradigm shift in medicine to provide holistic care. PURPOSE: This study was designed to describe the knowledge, attitudes, and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by CNSs in a large Midwest medical center. DESIGN: This study used a descriptive exploratory correlational design.

Author(s): 
Cutshall, Susanne
Derscheid, Della
Miers, Anne G.
Ruegg, Suzanne
Schroeder, Barbara J.
Tucker, Sharon
Wentworth, Laura
Publication Title: 
Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America

By definition, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) attempts to diagnose and treat illnesses in unconventional ways.

Author(s): 
Staud, Roland
Publication Title: 
Journal of General Internal Medicine

BACKGROUND: Minority populations receive a lower quality healthcare in part due to the inadequate assessment of, and cultural adaptations to meet, their culturally informed healthcare needs. The seven million American Muslims, while ethnically and racially diverse, share religiously informed healthcare values that influence their expectations of healthcare. There is limited empirical research on this community's preferences for cultural modifications in healthcare delivery. OBJECTIVE: Identify healthcare accommodations requested by American Muslims.

Author(s): 
Padela, Aasim I.
Gunter, Katie
Killawi, Amal
Heisler, Michele
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Despite the substantive literature from survey research that has accumulated on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United States and elsewhere, very little research has been done to assess conceptual domains that CAM and conventional providers would emphasize in CAM survey studies. The objective of this study is to describe and interpret the results of concept mapping with conventional and CAM practitioners from a variety of backgrounds on the topic of CAM.

Author(s): 
Baldwin, Carol M.
Kroesen, Kendall
Trochim, William M.
Bell, Iris R.
Publication Title: 
BMC medical education

BACKGROUND: There is significant and growing national interest for introducing Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) instruction into allopathic medical education. We measured CAM attitudes, use, and information-seeking behaviors as a baseline to evaluate future planned CAM instruction.

Author(s): 
Lie, Désirée A.
Boker, John
Publication Title: 
Journal of Palliative Medicine

BACKGROUND: Descriptive studies of cancer family caregivers demonstrate role-related psychosocial and physical burden; however, little is known about which factors contribute to or obviate burden. Systematic reviews of caregiver intervention studies demonstrate mixed results, perhaps because some caregiver needs are still unknown and not adequately addressed. The purpose of our study was to explore the lived experience of being a caregiver for an adult with lung or colon cancer, so as to guide the development of future intervention studies.

Author(s): 
Williams, Anna-Leila
Bakitas, Marie
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

The use of complementary therapies in combination with conventional medicine is increasing. In cancer care, as at the Cavendish Centre for Cancer Care in Sheffield, the range of therapies offered can include aromatherapy, massage, reflexology, shiatsu, acupuncture, homeopathy, counselling, visualization, hypnotherapy, relaxation, healing and art therapy. Before offering any therapy careful assessment of patients' needs is important as patients seeking complementary therapies may present with unrealistic hopes and expectations of benefit.

Author(s): 
Peace, G.
Manasse, A.
Publication Title: 
Clinical nurse specialist CNS

BACKGROUND: There has been an increase in the use and awareness of complementary and integrative therapies in the United States over the last 10 years. Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are in an ideal place to influence this paradigm shift in medicine to provide holistic care. PURPOSE: This study was designed to describe the knowledge, attitudes, and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by CNSs in a large Midwest medical center. DESIGN: This study used a descriptive exploratory correlational design.

Author(s): 
Cutshall, Susanne
Derscheid, Della
Miers, Anne G.
Ruegg, Suzanne
Schroeder, Barbara J.
Tucker, Sharon
Wentworth, Laura
Publication Title: 
Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America

By definition, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) attempts to diagnose and treat illnesses in unconventional ways.

Author(s): 
Staud, Roland

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