Nurse Clinicians

Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

BACKGROUND: Diabetes constitutes a global public health problem. Today about 135 million people are affected and it is estimated that the number in 2025 will be 300 million. AIMS: By reviewing existing literature the aim is to raise awareness among nurses, nurse educators and nursing students of the global epidemic of diabetes mellitus, its multiple underlying causes, especially social ones, and how to fight it. A further aim is to discuss the implications for future curriculum content in nurse education programmes.

Author(s): 
Hjelm, Katarina
Mufunda, Esther
Nambozi, Grace
Kemp, Joan
Publication Title: 
Clinical nurse specialist CNS

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article was to provide the clinical nurse specialist (CNS), practicing in settings across the healthcare delivery continuum, with information about physical activity, nutrition, and social support that is essential for optimal aging. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: Lifestyle choices older adults make concerning physical activity, diet, and social support greatly impact how well they age, their quality of life, and their well-being.

Author(s): 
McReynolds, Joyce L.
Rossen, Eileen K.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

The evidence-based care culture requires that ritualistic treatment interventions are subjected to scientific scrutiny, with the ultimate intention that clinical practice should have empirical rather than historical justification. Despite initiatives to increase research output, there is evidence for a continued research/practice rift. One explanation for this that has relevance for the present paper is the perceived conflict between the skills and ideologies associated with clinical nursing and research.

Author(s): 
Hicks, C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

The evidence-based care culture requires that ritualistic treatment interventions are subjected to scientific scrutiny, with the ultimate intention that clinical practice should have empirical rather than historical justification. Despite initiatives to increase research output, there is evidence for a continued research/practice rift. One explanation for this that has relevance for the present paper is the perceived conflict between the skills and ideologies associated with clinical nursing and research.

Author(s): 
Hicks, C.
Publication Title: 
Revue De L'infirmière

Rémi Etienne is a nurse. Since 2007, he has been working in a cancer centre. Having taken a training course in hypnosis, he offers, in addition to his nursing practice, hypnosis as a form of pain relief.

Author(s): 
Etienne, Rémi
Publication Title: 
Nursing New Zealand (Wellington, N.Z.: 1995)
Author(s): 
Hames, Paula
Publication Title: 
Christian Nurse International
Author(s): 
Leggett, 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: 
Clinical nurse specialist CNS

Integrative therapies have gained support in the literature as a method to control pain and anxiety. Many institutions have integrated massage therapy into their programs. Few studies have looked at the specific benefits of massage therapy for cardiac surgical patients. These patients undergo long surgical procedures and often complain of back, shoulder, and neck pain or general stress and tension. Clinical nurse specialist identify the benefits for patients and bring the evidence on massage therapy to the clinical setting.

Author(s): 
Anderson, Patricia G.
Cutshall, Susanne M.
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

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