Faith community nursing, formerly known as parish nursing, is one model of care that relies heavily on older registered nurses (RNs) to provide population-based and other nonclinical services in community settings. Faith community nursing provides services not commonly available in the traditional health care system (e.g., community case management, community advocacy, community health education).
The final phase of a research project is the communication of findings in a manner that is acceptable within the scholarly norms of a scientific community. While there exists in nursing a willingness to embrace many forms of inquiry, there remains a hesitancy to communicate study outcomes in alternative formats that are congruent with the innovative methods employed. This article serves a dual purpose.
Much has been written about power which seems to be of interest to the various professions including nursing. One theory, which asserts that the urge to dominate (i.e. the imbalance of power over love) is the source of most difficulty in human relationships, seems to have received little attention. The authors, therefore, decided to examine the nursing literature for evidence of power/love imbalances.
One of the most challenging areas of scientific investigation is to determine the connections of the human spirit, emotions, love, attitudes, meaning, and purpose with physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations. Fundamental changes must occur in the current health care system and in research models so that cardiovascular patients, their families, and health care providers are presented with new strategies for prevention, stabilization, or reversal of the devastating effects of cardiovascular disease.
Journal of Child Health Care: For Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
Rapid social change has seen increasing numbers of woman-headed single-parent families, meaning that more and more children are growing up without a father resident in the home. Father absence is a term that is not well defined and much of the literature does not discriminate between father absence due to death, parental relationship discord or other causes. This article presents a critical review of the extant literature on father absence, particularly as it relates to adolescent well-being and development.
Fifty-four thousand children die each year despite the advances in care for children with acute and chronic illnesses. Demands for improved palliative and end-of-life care for children exist. Good death is a concept frequently used in the adult hospice movement. However, how can the death of a child be good? Analysis of good death can assist pediatric nurses to understand the concept and provide a framework for nurses in the clinical and research arenas to work together to develop and provide evidence-based, developmentally appropriate care for dying children and their families.
Confucianism is one of the frequently mentioned social factors in the research of care for the older adults in East Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. Although Confucian philosophy functions as a powerful source of reference for care, the context of care in Confucian texts is not yet largely studied in nursing. This column focuses on the meaning of care in two key Confucian texts, the Analects and Mencius. The context of care in Confucian texts should provide a sound foundation and substantial understanding for researchers studying care in East Asian society.
AIM: To investigate the experiences of everyday life after lung transplantation of patients with previous chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). BACKGROUND: Compared with patients being transplanted due to other indications, those with COPD prior to lung transplantation report more problems in the form of shortness of breath, fatigue, sexual problems, insomnia and increased appetite. In addition, they are often faced with problems returning to normal working life. How these problems influence the patient's everyday life is unknown. DESIGN: An exploratory qualitative study.
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.
The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
While engaged in interviewing stroke patients, nurses found their research responsibilities conflicting with traditional patient care values. At the termination of the pilot project, the nurses, doubting their role, shared their concerns with the research team. They made recommendations regarding the appropriateness of tools and training needs of research assistants. Unresolved role conflict motivated the nurses to review the literature, seeking answers to the issue. Other nurses have experienced this same conflict.