Nursing

Publication Title: 
Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing

BACKGROUND: Stress is a part of daily life for graduate students, including graduate nursing students. Contemporary graduate nursing students are facing unprecedented challenges to meet rigorous academic standards as they prepare for their advanced professional role to meet the demands of the nation's complex and ever-changing healthcare system. Empowering graduate nursing students to ease their perceived stress and minimize undesirable health effects may benefit their capacity to adapt and successfully manage perceived stress in their future healthcare role.

Author(s): 
Stillwell, Susan B.
Vermeesch, Amber L.
Scott, Jane G.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) has deleterious effects on physical, social, cognitive, and vocational functioning, and causes emotional and spiritual distress for patients and their families; however, it remains under-recognized and undertreated. This article critically reviews and integrates the available empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment approaches to CRF, highlighting new evidence since 2007 and 2009 Putting Evidence Into Practice publications.

Author(s): 
Mitchell, Sandra A.
Hoffman, Amy J.
Clark, Jane C.
DeGennaro, Regina M.
Poirier, Patricia
Robinson, Carolene B.
Weisbrod, Breanna L.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

BACKGROUND: Introducing patients with cancer to the practice of yoga can be beneficial for coping with the side effects of treatment and the psychological aspects of cancer that are often difficult and distressing for patients. Oncology nurses can learn to use simple yoga techniques for themselves and as interventions with their patients. OBJECTIVES: This article provides details about the development and implementation of a yoga class for patients with cancer and provides details about other ways nurses can integrate yoga into oncology nursing and cancer care.

Author(s): 
Sisk, Angela
Fonteyn, Marsha
Publication Title: 
Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing

BACKGROUND: Stress is a part of daily life for graduate students, including graduate nursing students. Contemporary graduate nursing students are facing unprecedented challenges to meet rigorous academic standards as they prepare for their advanced professional role to meet the demands of the nation's complex and ever-changing healthcare system. Empowering graduate nursing students to ease their perceived stress and minimize undesirable health effects may benefit their capacity to adapt and successfully manage perceived stress in their future healthcare role.

Author(s): 
Stillwell, Susan B.
Vermeesch, Amber L.
Scott, Jane G.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) has deleterious effects on physical, social, cognitive, and vocational functioning, and causes emotional and spiritual distress for patients and their families; however, it remains under-recognized and undertreated. This article critically reviews and integrates the available empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment approaches to CRF, highlighting new evidence since 2007 and 2009 Putting Evidence Into Practice publications.

Author(s): 
Mitchell, Sandra A.
Hoffman, Amy J.
Clark, Jane C.
DeGennaro, Regina M.
Poirier, Patricia
Robinson, Carolene B.
Weisbrod, Breanna L.
Publication Title: 
Hu Li Za Zhi The Journal of Nursing

"Mindfulness" is an emerging concept in the field of healthcare. Ranging from stress relief to psychotherapy, mindfulness has been confirmed to be an effective tool to help individuals manage depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other health problems in clinical settings. Scholars currently use various definitions for mindfulness. While some of these definitions overlap, significant differences remain and a general scholarly consensus has yet to be reached.

Author(s): 
Chen, Tsai-Ling
Chou, Fan-Hao
Wang, Hsiu-Hung
Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

AIMS: To assess and synthesize the evidence of the effects and safety of non-pharmacological interventions in treating pain in patients with advanced cancer. BACKGROUND: Pain is a common symptom experienced by patients with advanced cancer; the treatment of such pain is often suboptimal. To manage it, non-pharmacological interventions are recommended after pharmacological treatments have been re-evaluated and modified. However, there remains a lack of knowledge about the effects and safety of such interventions.

Author(s): 
Hökkä, Minna
Kaakinen, Pirjo
Pölkki, Tarja
Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

AIM: To evaluate and summarize the current evidence on the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine for the management of low back pain and/or pelvic pain in pregnancy. BACKGROUND: International research demonstrates that 25-30% of women use complementary and alternative medicine to manage low back and pelvic pain in pregnancy without robust evidence demonstrating its effectiveness. DESIGN: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials to determine the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine for low back and/or pelvic pain in pregnancy.

Author(s): 
Close, Ciara
Sinclair, Marlene
Liddle, S. Dianne
Madden, Elaine
McCullough, Julie E. M.
Hughes, Ciara
Publication Title: 
Revista Gaucha De Enfermagem

This was a qualitative study of the documentary type carried out in the first half of 2008, and it aimed to describe the practices of health promotion developed in the religious scenario in a city in the countryside of Cear·, Brazil. Information were collected through audio-taped interviews with the priest in charge of the parish and the three coordinators of projects linked to the Catholic Church, selected by the identification of projects with the priest. The results show that promotion and health education are present in the activities developed by volunteers in the religious scenario.

Author(s): 
Ferreira, Adriana Gomes Nogueira
Gubert, Fabiane do Amaral
Martins, Alissan Karine Lima
Galv„o, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz
Vieira, Neiva Francenely Cunha
Pinheiro, Patricia Neyva da Costa
Publication Title: 
International Nursing Review

With their own philosophy and personal approach, ICN presidents have each left an indelible mark on ICN's history. Moreover, ICN progress made during each quadrennium has depended on the impetus provided by the president and the Board of Directors. Mo-Im Kim, ICN's new helmswoman, below gives an insight on her view of the challenges ahead and just where she hopes ICN will place its emphasis over the next four years.

Author(s): 
Kim, M. I.

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