Publication Title: 
Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica

BACKGROUND: Patients' difficulties following critical illness and the willingness of intensive care units (ICU) to take an expanded responsibility during the recovery period have led to the development of different follow-up programs. The aim of this study was to explore and describe patients' participation in and evaluation of a follow-up program at a nurse-led clinic (NLC).

Glimelius Petersson, Cecilia
Bergbom, I.
Brodersen, K.
Ringdal, M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of training nurses in Jin Shin JyutsuÆ self-care methods and to correlate the training with measurement of the nurses' personal and organizational stress and their perceptions of their caring efficacy for patients. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental, pretest, posttest, and 30- to 40-day posttest design was used. METHOD: In all, 20 participants received three 2-hour Jin Shin Jyutsu self-care training sessions from a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu self-care trainer (who was also a registered nurse).

Lamke, Donna
Catlin, Anita
Mason-Chadd, Michelle
Publication Title: 
Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association

The purpose of this study was to uncover the essence and meaning of healing through narrative accounts of holistic nurses, using a qualitative, descriptive design integrating narrative and story inquiry. Twenty-five stories were collected. Seven stories revealed personal healing and have been published in a prior article. Eighteen stories, the focus of this analysis, revealed healing of another. A hybrid method blending narrative and story guided the overall process for the study.

Enzman Hines, Mary
Wardell, Diane Wind
Engebretson, Joan
Zahourek, Rothlyn
Smith, Marlaine C.
Publication Title: 
Intensive & Critical Care Nursing

OBJECTIVES: When patients are admitted to intensive care units, families are affected. This study aimed to illuminate the meaning of being taken care of by nurses and physicians for relatives in Norwegian intensive care units. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/DESIGN: Thirteen relatives of critically ill patients treated in intensive care units in southern Norway were interviewed in autumn 2013. Interview data were analysed using a phenomenological hermeneutical method inspired by the philosopher Paul Ricoeur.

Frivold, Gro
Dale, Bj¯rg
Sletteb¯, ≈shild
Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

AIM: To acquire insight into the onset and meaning of transgressive behaviour from the perspective of nurses. BACKGROUND: Patient aggression towards healthcare providers occurs frequently. Nurses in particular are at risk of encountering aggressive or transgressive behaviour due to the nature, duration and intensity of relationships with patients. This study analysed nurse perspectives with regard to the onset and meaning of transgressive patient behaviour in a general hospital setting. DESIGN: Qualitative research according to the grounded theory method.

Vandecasteele, Tina
Debyser, Bart
Van Hecke, Ann
De Backer, Tineke
Beeckman, Dimitri
Verhaeghe, Sofie
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being

Registered nurses (RNs) working in homecare encounter severely ill and palliative patients whose expressions may cause ethical challenges and influence their daily work. The aim of this qualitative study was to illuminate and interpret the meaning of nurses' lived experiences when meeting these patients. Narrative interviews were conducted with 10 RNs working in home nursing care. These interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim to a text and interpreted by a phenomenological-hermeneutic method inspired by Ricoeur.

Devik, Siri Andreassen
Enmarker, Ingela
Hellzen, Ove
Publication Title: 
Nursing for Women's Health

Nurses share their experiences, wisdom and insights through storytelling. Writing these stories for publication can serve to extend the reach of nursing practice. Writing for publication is a skill that all nurses can develop. It could be considered a professional obligation, as well as an act of generosity. The process of writing involves selecting a topic, working through an initial draft, reviewing, revising and finally submitting for publication.

Bingham, Raymond J.
Publication Title: 
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Hugo, a class IV hurricane, hit South Carolina September 22, 1989, and left behind a wake of terror and destruction. Sixty-one nursing students and five faculty were involved in disaster relief with families devastated by the hurricane. A review of the literature led these authors to propose a formulation of the concept of disaster stress, a synthesis of theories that explains response to disaster as a crisis response, a stress response, or as posttraumatic stress.

Weinrich, S.
Hardin, S. B.
Johnson, M.
Publication Title: 
Taehan Kanho. The Korean Nurse

This study is to explore the womanhood and caring. To explore the meaning of caring for nursing, it is necessary to identify the terms of the relationship between caring and womanhood as these bonds have been formed over the last century. Historically, nurses were expected to act out of on obligation to care, taking on Caring more as an identity than as work, and expressing altruism without, thought of autonomy either at the bedside of in their profession.

Choi, Y. H.
Byon, Y. S.
Kim, R. N.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association

The motives for the selection of primary patients in a neonatal intensive care unit were identified by 34 participants in a series of staff development programs on primary nursing. Motives were identified and ranked in order of importance. These included: (1) medical problems; (2) continuity of care; (3) impression of parents; (4) impression of the infant; (5) altruism; (6) nurses' self-esteem; and (7) impression of other staff. This paper considers the potential impact of these motives on the ability of the nurse to fulfill the expectations of primary nursing practice.

Lind, R. F.
Sterk, M. B.


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