Nurses

Publication Title: 
Journal of Addictions Nursing

This historical research aimed to develop an accurate perception of the role of spirituality and religion within the history of Alcoholics Anonymous. Primary and secondary sources were reviewed. The study identified that Bill W. and Dr. Bob established the format for the support group based on the ideas of William James, which formed the base for the Oxford Groups. Alcoholics Anonymous was clearly viewed as a spiritual group and not a religion. The review also showed that the two founders had each experienced one of the two types of spiritual awakenings that James had addressed.

Author(s): 
Feigenbaum, Janice Cooke
Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

This paper explores the nature of the nurse as person, as represented by nursing literature and in the author's own research, by considering the tendency nurses have to perceive as different the characteristics of nurses and patients as human beings. Nursing scholars have tended to categorize nurses and patients into discrete 'compartments' that are convenient for descriptive purposes, but nevertheless have had a tendency to limit people's essential humanness.

Author(s): 
Taylor, B. J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association

Nurses of American Indian heritage address unique challenges in their professional and personal lives. A qualitative study is described that investigates how such nurses bring unique qualities to nursing based on their spiritual beliefs, which stem from tradition and ritual, belief in the family, and harmony and oneness with the earth and with all creatures. The imperative to do cross-cultural research as well as the difficulties encountered in doing such research are discussed.

Author(s): 
Plumbo, M. A.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Nursing Studies

In this study the aim was, through interviews, to disclose 13 nurses' personal knowledge about the patients, themselves, and care provision, using a phenomenological-hermeneutic analysing method. Caring for people with severe dementia meant an intertwined life world emanating from making and doing together and the delicate interpretative work that the care provision required. The intertwined life world consisted of the interaction between the nurses' and the patients' separate lives, their common life and the environment, culminating in mutual dependency.

Author(s): 
Berg, A.
Hallberg, I. R.
Norberg, A.
Publication Title: 
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

CONTEXT: The availability of trained abortion providers is limited in India. Allowing ayurvedic physicians and nurses to perform medication abortions may improve women's access to the procedure, but it is unclear whether these clinicians can provide these services safely and effectively. METHODS: Allopathic physicians, ayurvedic physicians and nurses (10 of each), none of whom had experience in abortion provision, were trained to perform medication abortions.

Author(s): 
Jejeebhoy, Shireen J.
Kalyanwala, Shveta
Mundle, Shuchita
Tank, Jaydeep
Zavier, A. J. Francis
Kumar, Rajesh
Acharya, Rajib
Jha, Nita
Publication Title: 
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

CONTEXT: The availability of trained abortion providers is limited in India. Allowing ayurvedic physicians and nurses to perform medication abortions may improve women's access to the procedure, but it is unclear whether these clinicians can provide these services safely and effectively. METHODS: Allopathic physicians, ayurvedic physicians and nurses (10 of each), none of whom had experience in abortion provision, were trained to perform medication abortions.

Author(s): 
Jejeebhoy, Shireen J.
Kalyanwala, Shveta
Mundle, Shuchita
Tank, Jaydeep
Zavier, A. J. Francis
Kumar, Rajesh
Acharya, Rajib
Jha, Nita
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Previous studies show an increased interest and usage of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the general population and among health care workers both internationally and nationally. CAM usage is also reported to be common among surgical patients. Earlier international studies have reported that a large amount of surgical patients use it prior to and after surgery. Recent publications indicate a weak knowledge about CAM among health care workers. However the current situation in Sweden is unknown.

Author(s): 
Bjerså, Kristofer
Stener Victorin, Elisabet
Fagevik Olsén, Monika
Publication Title: 
The Nursing Journal of India

In this ongoing ICMR project on "Effect of Yoga on the Health of Nurses", some baseline data on the health of nurses of Nehru Hospital, P.G.I., Chandigarh are reported. This was obtained before the start of yoga therapy in selected cases and collected with the help of six psychological tools. Out of a total of 501 nurses, 452 (90.2%) could be contacted and studied. Mean age was 30.43 years and mean years of service 9.93 years. Mean scores on the psychological tests indicated poor health status of nurses, average neuroticism, depressive tendencies and role stress.

Author(s): 
Walia, I. J.
Mehra, P.
Grover, P.
Earnest, C.
Verma, S. K.
Sanjeev, null
Publication Title: 
Clinical nurse specialist CNS

Because of the current trend to use the term spiritual in a broad context that includes religious aspects as a component, along with others such as transcendence and relational aspects, it is essential to clarify what people mean when they use the term. The researchers designed a descriptive (qualitative) study to collect interview data to determine how patients, nurses, and chaplains currently are defining the phrases spiritual needs and spiritual interventions.

Author(s): 
Emblen, J. D.
Halstead, L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the attitudes and practices of professionals in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) regarding prayer and meditation. DESIGN: A national mail survey that included questions about the use of a number of complementary and alternative therapies. PARTICIPANTS: The survey was mailed to 7,479 physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists who specialize in PM&R, and 1221 (17%) returned completed surveys.

Author(s): 
Schoenberger, Nancy E.
Matheis, Robert J.
Shiflett, Samuel C.
Cotter, Ann C.

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