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Addressing the Confusion Related to DNS, DNSc, and DSN Degrees, With Lessons for the Nursing Profession
ConclusionsThe DNS, DNSc, or DSN experience highlights the importance of clarifying and standardizing the purpose and goals of nursing education programs and the repercussions for degree holders when such clarity is lacking. The international academic nursing communities have consistently pursued one doctoral‐level nursing degree and therefore have not shared this challenging landscape in nursing education. Clinical RelevanceFindings and recommendations presented in this article have implications for schools of nursing and professional groups that oversee the development of educational programs and pathways for nurses. (...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia Reid Ponte, Patrice K. Nicholas Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Systematic Review: Bridging the Gap in RPN‐to‐RN Transitions
ConclusionsProviding key transition supports may enhance the potential for successful student transition into and throughout a bridging program, but further research is necessary to enhance this understanding and to recommend best practices for optimizing students’ success. Clinical RelevanceThe evidence from this review identifies facilitators and barriers to successful education and professional role transition for RPN‐to‐RN bridging students, and identifies important considerations for future research. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Grace Suva, Shelley Sager, Elaine Santa Mina, Nancy Sinclair, Monique Lloyd, Irmajean Bajnok, Sarah Xiao Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Rural Families’ Process of Re‐Forming Environmental Health Risk Messages
ConclusionsRural low‐income families at risk for environmental hazards in their homes determined what health information and needed subsequent actions regarding their risks were important by changing the meanings of nurse‐delivered messages. Clinical RelevanceNursing interventions designed to improve health behaviors and reduce risks are often based on stage theories that explain how change occurs through steps leading to positive actions through delivery of risk messages. However, the risk message delivered in an intervention designed to engage action is not always the risk message people decide to use. To understand ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Gail A. Oneal, Phyllis Eide, Rebekah Hamilton, Patricia Butterfield, Roxanne Vandermause Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Integrative Review of Co‐Occurring Symptoms Across Etiologies of Chronic Liver Disease and Implications for Symptom Management Research and Practice
ConclusionsThe symptom of fatigue was commonly reported across chronic liver disease populations and was often found to co‐occur with other distressing symptoms, including depression, sleep disturbance, pain, cognitive impairment, and dizziness associated with autonomic dysfunction. Due to the high prevalence and persistence of these “core” symptoms, the use of core symptom measures integrated longitudinally across populations would inform the development and delivery of symptom management interventions as well as enhance the ability of nurses to incorporate population‐level symptom management programs. Clinical Re...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kyungeh An, Nancy Jallo, Victoria Menzies, Patricia Kinser, Jo Lynne W. Robins, Angela Starkweather Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Design of a Competency Evaluation Model for Clinical Nursing Practicum, Based on Standardized Language Systems: Psychometric Validation Study
ConclusionsA competency system for the nursing practicum, structured on the NIC, is a reliable method for assessing and evaluating clinical competencies. Further evaluations in other contexts are needed. Clinical RelevanceThe availability of standardized language systems in the nursing discipline supposes an ideal framework to develop the nursing curricula. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 12, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Maria Rosa Iglesias‐Parra, Alfonso García‐Guerrero, Silvia García‐Mayor, Shakira Kaknani‐Uttumchandani, Álvaro León‐Campos, José Miguel Morales‐Asencio Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Gender and Race Variations in the Intersection of Religious Involvement, Early Trauma, and Adult Health
ConclusionsResults give evidence of gender and racial differences on the magnitude of the ETS–health effect, as well as gender differences in ETS–health buffering by RC. Clinical RelevanceFindings suggest gender and racial differences must be considered when devising holistic nursing interventions for improving health outcomes of early trauma survivors. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Katia G. Reinert, Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Karen Bandeen‐Roche, Phyllis Sharps, Jerry Lee Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Building a Research Trajectory
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Finding the New Normal: Accepting Changes After Combat‐Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
ConclusionsIndividuals with mTBI and their families may benefit from interventions that directly address mismatched expectations and promote the acceptance of a new normal. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kyong S. Hyatt, Linda L. Davis, Julie Barroso Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Lessons Learned From Adolescent Mothers: Advice on Recruitment
Abstract PurposeAdolescent mothers have high rates of depressive symptoms and inadequate rates of depression evaluation and treatment. The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify characteristics of effective recruitment ads for an Internet‐based depression intervention for pregnant and parenting adolescents. MethodsUsing focus group methods, participants (N = 35) were recruited and enrolled at a teen parent program, part of the public school system. Focus group sessions were analyzed for participant preferences, rationale for choices, key words, and the frequency of words within the videotapes and audiotapes. R...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: M. Cynthia Logsdon, Vicki Hines Martin, Reetta Stikes, Deborah Davis, Lesa Ryan, Iren Yang, Jean Edward, Jeff Rushton Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Effective Strategies to Spread Redesigning Care Processes Among Healthcare Teams
ConclusionsThis study describes the perspectives of managers and team members to provide a better understanding of how spread strategies can facilitate the successful implementation of the TCAB program in a Canadian healthcare organization. Clinical RelevanceSpread strategies facilitate the implementation of changes to improve the quality and safety of care provided to patients. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Mélanie Lavoie‐Tremblay, Patricia O'Connor, Geneviève L. Lavigne, Anaïck Briand, Alain Biron, Sophie Baillargeon, Brenda MacGibbon, Justin Ringer, Guylaine Cyr Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Impact of Instructors’ Caring on Students’ Perceptions of Their Own Caring Behaviors
ConclusionsInstructors’ caring behaviors influenced nursing students’ caring behaviors positively. Through positive faculty modeling and role modeling, nursing students can be professionally trained to develop the competence of caring. Clinical RelevanceThe knowledge generated from this study provides direction in developing useful and effective caring strategies and curricular programs for nursing students. Understanding this concept in a cross‐cultural context is necessary in order to develop an international perspective about caring, which is necessary in developing and formulating effective teaching and clinical ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Leodoro J. Labrague, Denise M. McEnroe‐Petitte, Ioanna V. Papathanasiou, Olaide B. Edet, Judie Arulappan Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Impact of Healthcare Information Technology on Nursing Practice
ConclusionsThe perceptions of the impact of healthcare information technology mediates the relationship between nursing care reminder use and missed nursing care. The findings are beneficial to the advancement of healthcare technology in that designers of healthcare information technology systems need to keep in mind that perceptions regarding impacts of the technology will influence usage. Clinical RelevanceMany times, information technology systems are not designed to match the workflow of nurses. Systems built with redundant or impertinent reminders may be ignored. System designers must study which reminders nurses find...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Ronald J. Piscotty, Beatrice Kalisch, Angel Gracey‐Thomas Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Methods of Genomic Competency Integration in Practice
ConclusionsNursing champions can facilitate change in genomic nursing capacity through varied strategies but require substantial training in order to design and implement interventions. Clinical RelevanceGenomics is critical to the practice of all nurses. There is a great opportunity and interest to address genomic knowledge deficits in the practicing nurse workforce as a strategy to improve patient outcomes. Exemplars of champion dyad interventions designed to increase nursing capacity focus on improving education, policy, and healthcare services. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Jean Jenkins, Kathleen A. Calzone, Sarah Caskey, Stacey Culp, Marsha Weiner, Laurie Badzek Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Examining Self‐Care Behaviors and Their Associated Factors Among Adolescent Girls With Dysmenorrhea: An Application of Orem's Self‐Care Deficit Nursing Theory
ConclusionsThis is the first study that provided information about the relationship between basic conditioning factors, self‐care agency, and self‐care behaviors among adolescent girls with dysmenorrhea. Knowledge of the factors influencing self‐care behaviors in these adolescent girls will assist healthcare professionals in developing effective interventions to promote self‐care and ameliorate the adverse impact of this condition. Clinical RelevanceInterventional strategies that aim at promoting self‐care behaviors among adolescent girls with dysmenorrhea should strengthen girls’ self‐care agency and should ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Cho Lee Wong, Wan Yim Ip, Kai Chow Choi, Lai Wah Lam Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Gender Differences in the Predictors of Physical Activity Among Assisted Living Residents
ConclusionsPredictors of PA differed between the two genders. The results have crucial implications for developing gender‐specific PA interventions. Clinical RelevanceThrough a clearer understanding of gender‐specific predictors, healthcare providers can implement gender‐sensitive PA‐enhancing interventions to assist older residents in performing sufficient PA. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Yuh‐Min Chen, Yueh‐Ping Li, Min‐Ling Yen Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Swedish and South African Nursing Students’ Descriptions of Family
ConclusionsThe study provides data on students’ conceptualization of family usable in family research, nursing education, and practice as a basis for comparison, and as a starting point for discussions on the nursing of families, not only in South Africa and Sweden, but also in broader international contexts. Clinical RelevanceBecause understanding family is important for healthcare providers in their everyday work, awareness about what is meant by family can assist nurses through increasing understanding of the complexities surrounding this issue and encouraging cultural sensitivity and openness to patients’ and famil...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Christen Erlingsson, Petra Brysiewicz Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Center of Excellence to Build Nursing Scholarship and Improve Health Care in Italy
ConclusionsThe CoE concept is a potential instrument to strengthen nursing scholarship in Italy with potential scalability considerations to other global settings. Clinical RelevanceAn overlapping focus on research, education, and practice under the umbrella of nursing scholarship within a CoE while engaging all levels of nursing is important to impact healthcare changes. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 3, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Gennaro Rocco, Dyanne Affonso, Linda Mayberry, Loredana Sasso, Alessandro Stievano, Rosaria Alvaro Tags: PROFESSION AND SOCIETY Source Type: research

Development and Implementation of a Peer Mentoring Program for Early Career Gerontological Faculty
ConclusionsInformal evaluation of our peer mentoring program noted several challenges for both peer mentors and mentees. Having knowledge of and addressing those challenges may increase the overall quality and effectiveness of peer mentoring programs and, in turn, benefit academic nursing by strengthening the faculty workforce. Clinical RelevanceFindings from development and implementation of a peer mentoring program for gerontological faculty could lead to new and adaptable programs in a variety of clinical and education settings. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Ashley Leak Bryant, Abraham Aizer Brody, Adriana Perez, Casey Shillam, Linda S. Edelman, Stewart M. Bond, Victoria Foster, Elena O. Siegel Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Registered Nurses With Disabilities: Legal Rights and Responsibilities
ConclusionsThe case analysis revealed that several cases brought by RNs with disabilities using the ADA might have been successful under the ADAAA. In addition, the case analysis has provided vital information for administrators, leaders, and clinical nurses regarding when a case is appropriate for legal action. These findings from this review will help nurses recognize when they are being treated in a discriminatory way in the workplace, what their legal rights and responsibilities are, and at what point they should pursue legal action. Clinical RelevanceThis review has relevance to all RNs working in clinical and academi...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Leslie Neal‐Boylan, Michelle D. Miller Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

The Science of Caregiver Health
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia A. Grady, Louise M. Rosenbaum Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

A Two‐Arm Cluster Randomized Control Trial to Determine the Effectiveness of a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Bundle for Critically Ill Patients
ConclusionsSignificant improvements were observed in PU‐related outcomes with the implementation of the PU prevention bundle in the ICU; PU incidence, severity, and total number of PUs per patient were reduced. Clinical RelevanceUtilizing a bundle approach and standardized nursing language through skin assessment and translation of the knowledge to practice has the potential to impact positively on the quality of care and patient outcome. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Nahla Tayyib, Fiona Coyer, Peter A. Lewis Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Interdisciplinary Communication and Collaboration Among Physicians, Nurses, and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
ConclusionsSince physicians, nurses, and UAPs each provide portions of patient care, coordination of the various treatments and interventions provided is critical to prevent errors and fragmentation of care. Tensions, misunderstandings, and conflicts caused by differences of opinions and interests can interfere with effective interdisciplinary communications and collaboration. Improving patient safety in the hospital requires addressing the current hierarchical professional structure inherent in healthcare delivery. A hospital patient care model based on the conductorless orchestra model would mitigate hierarchy; recognize...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Gwendolyn Lancaster, Stephanie Kolakowsky‐Hayner, Joann Kovacich, Nancy Greer‐Williams Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Brevity and Clarity: Titles, Key Words, and Search Engine Optimization
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Community Participation in the CDTI Program in Morogoro, Tanzania
ConclusionsSustaining programs without supporting growth of CDDs and reinforcing education of communities could lead to a decrease in treatment and an increase in the public health threat. This research uncovered a need for more effective community education and sensitization. Clinical RelevanceUnderstanding barriers to participation in community‐based programs can assist public health and community health nurses and key stakeholders including Ministries of Health and local and regional health systems in the development of education and support materials to enhance health literacy and encourage program participation. (So...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 6, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kate J. York, Ibrahim Kabole, Mwifadhi Mrisho, Devon M. Berry, Elena Schmidt Tags: WORLD HEALTH Source Type: research

Hospital Nurses’ Lived Experience of Power
ConclusionsHospital clinical nurses develop a sense of power. Nurses believe power develops through acquisition of knowledge, experience, and self‐confidence; this process is enhanced by exposure to good mentors. Nurses use their power to build relationships and advocate for patients. They consciously use power to improve patient care. Nurses’ voices need to be heard and acknowledged. To do this in the clinical setting and beyond, hospital nurses must invite themselves or find ways to be invited into the authoritative discourse of hospital organizations. Clinical RelevanceNurses use their power to advocate for positive...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Carol A. Fackler, Angelina N. Chambers, Meg Bourbonniere Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Coping Strategies Used by Hospitalized Children With Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy
ConclusionsChildren with cancer undergoing chemotherapy need to cope with hospitalizations, pain, medication side effects, idle time, and uncertainty regarding the success of treatment. These challenges motivated children to develop their own coping strategies, which were effective while undergoing chemotherapy. Clinical RelevanceBy gaining knowledge and further understanding about valid coping strategies during chemotherapy treatment, health professionals can mobilize personal and material resources from the children, health teams, and institutions aiming to potentiate the use of these strategies to make treatments the le...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Amanda Mota Pacciulio Sposito, Fernanda Machado Silva‐Rodrigues, Valéria de Cássia Sparapani, Luzia Iara Pfeifer, Regina Aparecida Garcia de Lima, Lucila Castanheira Nascimento Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

A Profile of U.S. Nursing Faculty in Research‐ and Practice‐Focused Doctoral Education
ConclusionsStrategies are needed to ensure that doctoral programs are staffed by faculty who are prepared for doctoral education and the development of nursing science. Clinical RelevanceThe Institute of Medicine has recommended doubling the number of doctorally prepared nurses in the United States by 2020 to ensure that sufficient numbers of faculty are available to prepare the nursing labor force that is needed for delivery of healthcare services. Nurse scientists are needed to contribute to improvement in patient care quality and safety, and practice leaders are needed to facilitate the translation of research into safe...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Suzanne C. Smeltzer, Nancy C. Sharts‐Hopko, Mary Ann Cantrell, Mary Ann Heverly, Serah Nthenge, Amanda Jenkinson Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

A Pathway for the Future: An Update on NINR's Innovative Questions Initiative
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia A. Grady Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Factors That Influence the Development of Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Compassion Satisfaction in Emergency Department Nurses
ConclusionsThe results may serve to help distinguish elements in emergency department nurses’ work and life that are related to compassion satisfaction and may identify factors associated with higher levels of compassion fatigue and burnout. Clinical RelevanceImproving recognition and awareness of compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, and burnout among emergency department nurses may prevent emotional exhaustion and help identify interventions that will help nurses remain empathetic and compassionate professionals. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Stacie Hunsaker, Hsiu‐Chin Chen, Dale Maughan, Sondra Heaston Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Reasons For and Reservations About Research Participation in Acutely Injured Adults
ConclusionsAlthough injured patients are identified by the research community as vulnerable, they are willing to participate in research studies for diverse reasons, and their participation is commonly associated with positive experiences. Clinical RelevanceUnderstanding perceptions of participants’ experiences of being in a research study after acute injury can guide researchers to improve future study protocols and recruitment strategies in order to optimize participants’ experiences. Recruitment and retention into clinical research studies is essential to build nursing science to enhance the recovery of injured indi...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Elliane Irani, Therese S. Richmond Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Where Should You Share?
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing (GAPFON) and Global Health
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Hester C. Klopper, Martha Hill Tags: GLOBAL COMMENTARY Source Type: research

Novel and Emerging Strategies for Longitudinal Data Collection
ConclusionsEvidence suggests that the novel and emerging longitudinal data collection strategies discussed in this review are valuable approaches to consider. These strategies facilitate collecting longitudinal research data to better understand a variety of health‐related conditions. Future studies, including nursing research, should consider using novel and emerging strategies to advance longitudinal data collection. Clinical RelevanceA better understanding of novel and emerging longitudinal data collection strategies will ultimately improve longitudinal data collection as well as foster research efforts. Nurse researc...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Malini Udtha, Krystle Nomie, Erica Yu, Jennifer Sanner Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Self‐Care Status, Symptom Burden, and Reported Infections in Individuals With Lower‐Extremity Primary Lymphedema
ConclusionsIndividuals with lower‐extremity primary lymphedema experienced substantial symptom burden and infection episodes. Significant associations were identified among self‐care, symptom burden, and reported infections. Clinical RelevanceThe findings support the need for clinicians to educate patients with lower‐extremity primary lymphedema regarding the importance of self‐care, symptom management, and infection control. It is critically important for clinicians to evaluate symptom burden and reduce infections in individuals with lower‐extremity primary lymphedema. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Jie Deng, Elise Radina, Mei R. Fu, Jane M. Armer, Janice N. Cormier, Saskia R.J. Thiadens, Jan Weiss, Catherine M. Tuppo, Mary S. Dietrich, Sheila H. Ridner Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Moral Distress Among Healthcare Professionals: Report of an Institution‐Wide Survey
ConclusionsAlthough there may be differences in perspectives and experiences, moral distress is a common experience for clinicians, regardless of profession. Clinical RelevanceMoral distress is associated with burnout and intention to leave a position. By understanding its root causes, interventions can be tailored to minimize moral distress with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient care, staff satisfaction, and retention. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Phyllis B. Whitehead, Robert K. Herbertson, Ann B. Hamric, Elizabeth G. Epstein, Joan M. Fisher Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Pilot Testing an Internet‐Based STI and HIV Prevention Intervention With Chilean Women
ConclusionsThe I‐STIPI showed promise as an Internet‐based intervention that can reduce barriers to accessing preventive interventions and increase STI and HIV preventive behaviors in young Chilean women. Clinical RelevanceThe study provided important information about the ability of an Internet‐based intervention to reduce young women's risk factors and to provide positive preliminary efficacy on STI‐ and HIV‐related outcomes. Internet‐based interventions can eliminate many barriers to receiving prevention interventions and may prove to be cost effective. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Natalia Villegas, Daniel Santisteban, Rosina Cianelli, Lilian Ferrer, Todd Ambrosia, Nilda Peragallo, Loreto Lara Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

The Process of Translating Family Nursing Knowledge Into Clinical Practice
ConclusionsFurther research is needed regarding the benefits of offering FSN at an institutional level, but focusing international attention on effective strategies to implement FSN into nursing practice may result in better health care for individuals and families around the globe. Clinical RelevanceProviding clinically meaningful education and training in family nursing through programs such as the ETI program for practicing nurses at a university hospital is essential in supporting nurses applying new knowledge, when providing evidence‐based health care services, to individuals and their family members. Such training ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Erla Kolbrun Svavarsdottir, Anna Olafia Sigurdardottir, Elisabet Konradsdottir, Anna Stefansdottir, Eydís Kristin Sveinbjarnardottir, Audur Ketilsdottir, Katrin Blondal, Arndís Jónsdóttir, Dorothea Bergs, Hlíf Guðmundsdottir Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Prevalence and Perpetrators of Workplace Violence by Nursing Unit and the Relationship Between Violence and the Perceived Work Environment
ConclusionsThe prevalence and perpetrators of violence varied considerably among nursing units. Greater work demands and less trust and justice were associated with nurses’ experiences of violence. Clinical RelevanceAdequate work demands and a trusted and just work environment may reduce violence against nurses. In return, reduction of violence will contribute to creating a better nursing work environment. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 30, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Mihyun Park, Sung‐Hyun Cho, Hyun‐Ja Hong Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Are We There Yet?
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 7, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Health Empowerment Among Immigrant Women in Transnational Marriages in Taiwan
ConclusionsPAR was a helpful strategy that enabled disadvantaged migrant women to increase their health literacy, psychological and social health, and well‐being. Clinical RelevanceThe findings can be referenced by the government in making health‐promoting policies for Southeast Asian immigrant women to increase their well‐being. Community health nurses can apply PAR strategies to plan and design health promotion intervention for disadvantaged migrant women. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 7, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Yung‐Mei Yang, Hsiu‐Hung Wang, Fang‐Hsin Lee, Miao‐Ling Lin, Pei‐Chao Lin Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Using Photovoice to Explore Nigerian Immigrants’ Eating and Physical Activity in the United States
ConclusionsPhotovoice was a feasible, effective methodology for collecting data on the perceptions and practices of Nigerian immigrants. Nigerian participants believed that adherence to traditional dietary and activity practices are healthy. Nurses and other healthcare providers must make concerted efforts to communicate with and educate Nigerian immigrants about healthful eating and activity behaviors within their cultural context. Clinical RelevanceThe number of African immigrants to the United States has increased dramatically. Photovoice is a creative method to learn about the health beliefs and behaviors of the Nigeri...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 2, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Melanie T. Turk, Abimbola Fapohunda, Rick Zoucha Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Case‐Based Learning and Simulation: Useful Tools to Enhance Nurses’ Education? Nonrandomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionsThe intervention group developed better patient assessment skills than the control group. Case‐based learning helps to standardize the process, which can contribute to quality and consistency in practice: It is essential to correctly identify a problem in order to treat it. Clinical experience of CPE nurses was not associated with better adherence to safety protocols. Clinical RelevanceCase‐based learning improves the patient assessment skills of undergraduate nursing students, thereby preparing them for clinical practice. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Marta Raurell‐Torredà, Josep Olivet‐Pujol, Àngel Romero‐Collado, Maria Carmen Malagon‐Aguilera, Josefina Patiño‐Masó, Alícia Baltasar‐Bagué Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

The Future of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Role in Finland
ConclusionsThis is the first national study to examine the implementation of the CNS role in Finland. Expert panelists’ views regarding the CNS role will be valuable in the forthcoming national policy formulation process. Although the policy Delphi design is not often utilized, this study reveals that it is very well suited to guide and inform national and international APN policy development. Clinical RelevanceThis study contributes to CNS role development and describes the methods facilitating the essential policy formulation process. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Krista Jokiniemi, Kaisa Haatainen, Riitta Meretoja, Anna‐Maija Pietilä Tags:   Source Type: research

Spirituality as a Predictive Factor for Signing an Organ Donor Card
ConclusionsSigning an organ donor card was found to be correlated with high purpose in life, positive attitudes toward organ donation, and low level of transcendental spirituality. Clinical RelevanceNurses should assess the patient's spiritual needs in order to construct appropriate programs for promoting signing an organ donor card. Nurses who signed an organ donor card should be encouraged to share this information with their patients. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Anat Peles Bortz, Tamar Ashkenazi, Semyon Melnikov Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Current Smoking Among American and South Korean Adolescents, 2005–2011
ConclusionsThese risk factors, their change from earlier years, and gender differences should be recognized in the screening of vulnerable individuals for smoking and formulating effective intervention programs. Clinical RelevanceThese results will provide information for the design and implementation of cessation programs for adolescents in these countries. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Sung Suk Chung, Kyoung Hwa Joung Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Course Content Related to Chronic Wounds in Nursing Degree Programs in Spain
ConclusionsThis review of available information about nursing degree programs in Spain indicates that pain management in patients with chronic wounds is not addressed in any course, and more courses consider the treatment of pressure ulcers than their prevention. Clinical RelevanceDegree programs responsible for the training of future nurses should be reviewed and revised as needed to ensure that graduates have acquired minimum basic competencies in the prevention and treatment of chronic wounds that help to decrease the theory–practice gap in this field. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Angel Romero‐Collado, Marta Raurell‐Torreda, Edurne Zabaleta‐del‐Olmo, Erica Homs‐Romero, Carme Bertran‐Noguer Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

The State of Nursing Scholarship and Practice in Palestine
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - August 29, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Amal M. Abu Awad Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

“The Pure Hard Slog That Nursing Is . . .”: A Qualitative Analysis of Nursing Work
ConclusionsNurses’ satisfaction with work and motivation to work are being sorely tested. There is manifest tension between the core concepts of nursing—compassion and care—and a system of work that actively precludes nurses from being able to exhibit these virtues and fails to reward them. Workload, shift work, violence, and financial remuneration are drivers of attrition and need to be addressed. Clinical RelevanceImplications from this study are fourfold: determination of nursing workload, mitigating the impact of shift work, providing safe work environments, and adequate financial remuneration. (Source: Journal o...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - August 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Fiona Bogossian, Peta Winters‐Chang, Anthony Tuckett Tags: PROFESSION AND SOCIETY Source Type: research

What Do You Need to Read?
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - August 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Peace and Power: A Theory of Emancipatory Group Process
ConclusionsThe theoretical framework of “Peace and Power” is consistent with characteristics of emancipatory integrity that are vital for social change. Clinical RelevanceThe processes of “Peace and Power” can be used to create peaceful, cooperative interactions among nurses, with other health professionals, with patients and families, and in communities. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - August 25, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Peggy L. Chinn, Adeline Falk‐Rafael Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research