Nursing Staff

Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Nursing

Many children's nurses have significant contact with children who have breathing difficulties and should be using systematic criteria to assess their nursing needs. Children's nurses do not appear to follow systematic criteria but are strongly influenced by the medical model and this may be detrimental to holistic assessment and the development of nursing diagnoses based on nursing needs.

Author(s): 
Armitage, G.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Nursing Knowledge

PURPOSE: This critical literature review explored the current state of the science regarding mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as a potential intervention to improve the ability of nurses to effectively cope with stress. METHODS: Literature sources include searches from EBSCOhost, Gale PowerSearch, ProQuest, PubMed Medline, Google Scholar, Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, and reference lists from relevant articles.

Author(s): 
Smith, Sarah A.
Publication Title: 
Health Progress (Saint Louis, Mo.)

Because they face a growing nursing shortage, many U.S. health care institutions have turned to recruiting foreign nurses. For foreign nurses, the practice is often an opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their families. And it helps solve a serious problem for the U.S. organizations involved. But the recruitment of foreign nurses raises a number of ethical questions. The first article here examines the practice as seen from three viewpoints, the global, that of the particular recruiting health care organization, and that of the recruited foreign nurse.

Author(s): 
Carney, Bridget
Publication Title: 
ANS. Advances in nursing science

This historical article considers nursing's work for social justice in the 1960s civil rights movement through the lens of religious sisters and brothers who advocated for racial equality. The article examines Catholic nurses' work with African Americans in the mid-20th century that took place amid the prevailing social conditions of poverty and racial disempowerment, conditions that were linked to serious health consequences.

Author(s): 
Wall, Barbra Mann
Publication Title: 
Today's OR nurse

1. Destructive love is an active process of destroying the affection and tenderness between two people. 2. If people are unable to distinguish the difference between an argument that was formulated to clear up a misunderstanding from an argument that is destructive, they will be unable to function properly. 3.

Author(s): 
Rhoades, R. A.
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Community Nursing

This article reviews the current state of research in attachment theory. It also examines the relations between attachment, child care and development, and the significance of attachment to adult functioning and well-being. It seems likely that humans need close emotional relationships or bonds with others. This need applies particularly to infants, who look to parents or other care givers for love and security.

Author(s): 
Partis, M.
Publication Title: 
Research in Nursing & Health

The purpose of this analysis was to examine whether nurses' listening behavior, especially the coordination of their nonverbal involvement activities with those of their patients, communicates information about patient-nurse relationships. Participants were 126 college women who responded to a 30-item instrument measuring relational information that was communicated to them by nurses' behavior in videotaped segments of interactions between a patient/actress and 12 nurses. Participants' responses to two consecutive interaction segments were selected for this analysis.

Author(s): 
Gilbert, Dorothy Ann
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

This was the first research study in Canada to explore intimacy boundary violations and sexual misconduct between nurses (both RNs and registered psychiatric nurses) and patients. Using a researcher-generated survey, a total of 923 mental health nurses commented on their sexual attraction to patients, and dating and sexual intercourse patterns with patients. The findings indicated that very few nurses had dated or engaged in sexual intercourse with discharged patients, and the few nurses who had done so tended to be younger men prepared at the registered psychiatric nursing diploma level.

Author(s): 
Campbell, R. Joan
Yonge, Olive
Austin, Wendy
Publication Title: 
Computers, informatics, nursing: CIN

Many aspects of healthcare have been positively affected by the advent of the electronic health record system. Considering the richly documented benefits, one might assume that most nurses would hold very positive attitudes toward an electronic health record system in their practice; however, frequently, this is not the case. This article examines how nurses feel about the electronic medical record, their reasons for adopting or rejecting it, and what thoughtful change management strategies can be used to stimulate acceptance.

Author(s): 
Sassen, Elizabeth J.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nursing Administration

OBJECTIVES: The authors describe factors that facilitate positive changes in dementia care as perceived by long-term care employees. BACKGROUND: Creating positive changes in dementia care is a complex undertaking involving multiple variables. The perspectives of long-term care employees may provide important insight and direction for a successful change process. METHODS: A convenience sample of 181 long-term care employees utilized a q-sort methodology to provide data for this descriptive study. Results were analyzed using rankings and Spearman's rho correlation coefficient.

Author(s): 
Kovach, C. R.
Krejci, J. W.

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