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The Air Quality Health Index and Emergency Department Visits for Otitis Media
ConclusionsThese findings confirm that there is an association between the multipollutant Air Quality Health Index and emergency department visits for OM. The findings can be used to inform risk communication, patient education, and policy. Clinical RelevanceClinicians can use the Air Quality Health Index as an education and advocacy tool to promote and protect the health of those at high risk for OM to reduce exposures. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - February 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Termeh Kousha, Jessica Castner Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Five‐Year Bibliometric Review of Genomic Nursing Science Research
ConclusionsResearch‐based genomic nursing science articles are in the discovery phase of inquiry. All topics were investigated in more than one country. Healthcare disparities were addressed in few studies. Research findings from interdisciplinary teams were disseminated beyond nursing audiences, with findings addressing biologic discovery, decision making or support, and family being cited most frequently. Gaps in the reviewed articles included cross‐cutting themes, ethics, and clinical utility. Interdisciplinary research is needed to document clinical and system outcomes of genomic nursing science implementation in h...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - February 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Janet K. Williams, Toni Tripp‐Reimer, Sandra Daack‐Hirsch, Jennifer DeBerg Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Experiences and Lessons Learned in Using Community‐Based Participatory Research to Recruit Asian American Immigrant Research Participants
ConclusionsCBPR facilitated greater research participation among a group of immigrant Asian Americans. Researchers must be additionally mindful of the importance of building trusting relationships with their community partners, understanding the significance of shared experiences, considering fears around immigration status, and considering ongoing challenges in identifying and reaching hidden populations. Clinical RelevanceClinicians and researchers can employ CBPR principles to guide their work with Asian immigrant communities and other under‐represented groups to facilitate access to the population, improve participan...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - February 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Carina Katigbak, Meghan Foley, Lauren Robert, M. Katherine Hutchinson Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Why Write?
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 29, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Dying Care Interventions in the Intensive Care Unit
ConclusionsThe psychosocial and spiritual activities in the care of dying patients are used infrequently by RNs in CR ICUs. The factors limiting the implementation of palliative care interventions and strategies improving implementation warrant further study. Clinical RelevanceAssessment of nursing activities implemented in the care of dying patients in the ICU may help identify issues specific to nursing practice. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Helena Kisvetrová, David Školoudík, Eva Joanovič, Jana Konečná, Zdeňka Mikšová Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Knowledge, Beliefs, Behaviors, and Social Norms Related to Use of Alternative Tobacco Products Among Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students in an Urban U.S. University Setting
ConclusionsNurses’ lack of knowledge about the emerging use and health threats associated with ATPs may undermine their ability to provide appropriate tobacco cessation counseling. Research is needed to identify gaps in nurses’ education regarding tobacco cessation counseling and to develop new counseling approaches specific to use of ATPs. Clinical RelevanceNurses play critical roles in counseling their patients for tobacco cessation. Further research and education about the risks presented by ATPs are critical to reducing excess tobacco‐related mortality. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Nancy VanDevanter, Sherry Zhou, Carina Katigbak, Madeline Naegle, Scott Sherman, Michael Weitzman Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Culturally Embedded Risk Factors for Cambodian Husband–Wife HIV Transmission: From Women's Point of View
ConclusionsWomen were not passive recipients of HIV transmission; they reciprocated with behaviors that were consistent with being a good Khmer woman in rural Cambodia, all of which increased their vulnerability to HIV transmission from their HIV‐infected spouses. Future interventions or programs should consider all these factors and not overly rely on simplistic educational messages about wearing barriers for HIV transmission during sex. Clinical RelevanceThe refined theoretical model of HIV transmission from this qualitative research can be used to formulate culturally sensitive and embedded programs for curbing intram...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Youngran Yang, Frances Marcus Lewis, Danuta Wojnar Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Nursing Students’ Willingness to Care for Older Adults in Taiwan
Conclusions: Taiwanese undergraduate nursing students had neutral to slightly favorable attitudes toward working with older adults. Nursing students’ positive attitudes about older adults, paying attention to issues related to older adults, and having been a volunteer that served older people were predictors of their willingness to care for older persons. Appropriate and practical strategies should be developed for students in order to increase their preference for caring for older people. Clinical Relevance: The findings of this study can provide information for faculty members and clinical preceptors for designing curr...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Mei‐Ju Chi, Meei‐Ling Shyu, Shou‐Yu Wang, Hsiu‐Ching Chuang, Yeu‐Hui Chuang Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Self‐Management Interventions for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
ConclusionsThe interventions reviewed varied in the approaches, theoretical perspectives, self‐management skills, and outcomes measured. Additional research is needed to understand which are the active components of self‐management. Clinical RelevanceSupport for self‐management skills is an important component of nursing care for people with IBD. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Samantha Conley, Nancy Redeker Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Nurse Burnout, Nurse‐Reported Quality of Care, and Patient Outcomes in Thai Hospitals
ConclusionsFindings clearly indicate that nurse burnout is associated with increased odds of reporting negative patient outcomes. Implementing interventions to reduce nurse burnout is critical to improving patient care in Thai hospitals. Clinical RelevanceHospital administrators, nurse managers, and health leaders urgently need to create favorable work environments supporting nursing practice in order to reduce burnout and improve quality of care. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Apiradee Nantsupawat, Raymoul Nantsupawat, Wipada Kulnaviktikul1, Sue Turale, Lusine Poghosyan Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Disaster Preparedness in Philippine Nurses
ConclusionsNurses in the study revealed that they were not sufficiently prepared for disasters nor were they aware of disaster management protocols in the workplace. Clinical RelevanceHospital administrators should consider the development and formulation of disaster management protocols and provide appropriate disaster nursing education and training. Nursing curricula should incorporate basic principles of disaster management into nursing courses as a framework for addressing this critical deficit. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Leodoro J. Labrague, Begonia C. Yboa, Denise M. McEnroe–Petitte, Ledwin R. Lobrino, Mary Geronima B. Brennan Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Interprofessional Education: A Summary of Reports and Barriers to Recommendations
ConclusionsWhile a great deal has been written about interprofessional education, it is imperative for faculty in the different professional schools and for members of healthcare teams to engage in dialogues that address the fundamental and most obstinate barriers to forming equitable teams, which is the consistent narrative of medical privilege and centrism. Clinical RelevanceThe dialogues about medical privilege and physician centrism in education and health care could drive the development of programmatic approaches to enhancing interprofessional education and teamwork based on justice and equity frameworks. (Source: Jo...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Afaf I. Meleis Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Print or Online Publishing: Changing Technology
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

The Relationships of Nurse Staffing Level and Work Environment With Patient Adverse Events
ConclusionsThis study found that a larger number of patients per nurse and poor work environment increase the incidence of patient adverse events, such as administration of the wrong medication or dose to a patient, pressure ulcers, and injury from falling after admission. The findings suggest that South Korean hospitals could prevent patient adverse events by improving nurse staffing and work environment. Clinical RelevanceHealthcare strategies and efforts to modify adequate nurse staffing levels and better work environments for nurses are needed to improve patient outcomes. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Eunhee Cho, Dal Lae Chin, Sinhye Kim, OiSaeng Hong Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Public Understanding of the Role of Nurses During Ebola
ConclusionsPortrayals of nurses and their work during the Ebola epidemic evolved over the epidemic, from positive to negative, and health systems were shown to be unprepared for a major epidemic. Clinical RelevanceMedia coverage of major health events can demonstrate system inadequacies, but inaccurate and misleading portrayals of nurses and the nursing profession can undermine and diminish the image of the nursing profession. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Linda McGillis Hall, Jordana Kashin Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

The Influence of Work‐Related Fatigue, Work Conditions, and Personal Characteristics on Intent to Leave Among New Nurses
ConclusionsWork‐related fatigue was a major determinant of new nurses’ intent to leave. More attention should be paid to fatigue reduction strategies among new nurses. Clinical RelevanceWork‐related fatigue should be monitored, particularly for new nurses who work more than 10 hr per day and who have greater workloads. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Yi Liu, Li‐Min Wu, Pi‐Ling Chou, Mei‐Hsin Chen, Li‐Chien Yang, Hsin‐Tien Hsu Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Social Support and Women Living With Breast Cancer in the South of Thailand
ConclusionsVarious forms of support are essential for women with breast cancer so that they can better cope with their condition. Clinical RelevanceNurses and other health professionals are an important source of social support for women with breast cancer. Through having an understanding of and being sensitive to these women's experiences, culture, and challenges, nurses and healthcare professionals can provide more individualized support and care to women during a vulnerable period of their life. We contend that the cultural perspectives of patients are crucial in nursing science. Nurses need to appreciate the importance...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Dusanee Suwankhong, Pranee Liamputtong Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Centrality of Body and Embodiment in Nursing Care: A Scoping Study of the Italian Literature
ConclusionsThe central nursing concepts of body and embodiment definitely require greater and more continuous efforts of theoretical study and empirical research within the nursing discipline, both in Italy and internationally. Clinical RelevanceA greater awareness of body and embodiment should guide nursing practice in caring for and supporting patients and also guide approaches to teaching and learning. Moreover, body and embodiment are concepts firmly rooted in nursing practice, and they are also ripe for future research and able to generate more holistic and complex ways of understanding patients. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Anna Marchetti, Michela Piredda, Maria Grazia Marinis Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Factors of Resilience in Emergency Department Nurses Who Have Experienced Workplace Violence in Taiwan
ConclusionsAmong all forms of SNI, only peer support was shown to enhance an individual's resilience. In addition, personality traits were associated with resilience, and religions did not play an important role in enhancing resilience among our participants. Clinical RelevanceThrough a clearer understanding of the role of peer support in resilience among ED nurses, healthcare managers should provide and enhance their peer support to intensify their resilience for prevention of consequences of workplace violence. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Hsiu‐Fen Hsieh, Yu‐Tung Hung, Hsiu‐Hung Wang, Shu‐Ching Ma, Shu‐Chen Chang Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Xerostomia Among Older Adults With Low Income: Nuisance or Warning?
ConclusionsIncreased focus on the detrimental health consequences of xerostomia would make treatment a higher priority. Improved assessment of at‐risk populations, particularly among the elderly, could lead to earlier preventative interventions, lessening the negative impact on quality of life. Clinical RelevanceHealth professionals along with the general public need increased knowledge about the detrimental effects of xerostomia on overall health. There is a need for earlier assessment and treatment to facilitate optimal health promotion and disease prevention. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Young‐Shin Lee, Hee‐Gerl Kim, Kim Moreno Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Correlates of Physical Activity Among Middle‐Aged and Older Korean Americans at Risk for Diabetes
ConclusionsPA interventions targeting this population may be beneficial and should consider the roles of sex, age, physical and social environment, motivation, and self‐efficacy. Clinical RelevanceClinical providers should understand the unique motivations for PA among Korean Americans and recognize the importance of culturally driven strategies to enable lifestyle changes and support successful aging for diverse populations. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Benjamin H. Han, Tina Sadarangani, Laura C. Wyatt, Jennifer M. Zanowiak, Simona C. Kwon, Chau Trinh‐Shevrin, Linda Lee, Nadia S. Islam Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

The Skin Safety Model: Reconceptualizing Skin Vulnerability in Older Patients
ConclusionsThe SSM presented in this article offers a new, unified framework that encompasses the spectrum of antecedents to skin vulnerability as well as the spectrum of iatrogenic skin injuries that may be sustained by older acute care patients. Current skin integrity frameworks address prevention and management of specific skin injuries. In contrast, the SSM recognizes the complex interplay of patient and system factors that may result in a range of iatrogenic skin injuries. Skin safety is reconceptualized into a single model that has the potential for application at the individual patient level, as well as healthcare s...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Jill L. Campbell, Fiona M. Coyer, Sonya R. Osborne Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Faculty Performance on the Genomic Nursing Concept Inventory
ConclusionsFaculty knowledge of foundational genomic concepts is similar to that of the students they teach and weakest in the areas related to basic science information. Clinical RelevanceGenomics is increasingly relevant in all areas of clinical nursing practice, and the faculty charged with educating the next generation of nurses must understand foundational concepts. Faculty need to be proactive in seeking out relevant educational programs that include basic genetic/genomic concepts. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - November 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Catherine Y. Read, Linda D. Ward Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Hospital Magnet Status, Unit Work Environment, and Pressure Ulcers
ConclusionsBoth hospital and unit environments were significantly associated with HAPUs, and the unit‐level work environment can be more influential in reducing HAPUs. Clinical RelevanceInvestment in the nurse work environments at both the hospital level and unit level has the potential to reduce HAPUs; and additional to hospital‐level initiatives (e.g., Magnet recognition program), efforts targeting on‐unit work environments deserve more attention. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 16, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Chenjuan Ma, Shin Hye Park Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Pharmacogenomics and Implications for Nursing Practice
ConclusionsThe utilization of the patient genetic–genomic profile is beginning to have an impact on patient drug therapy in clinical practice. Clinical RelevanceNurses are in the position to make sure, with the increased translation of pharmacogenomics into clinical practice, that adverse drug reactions are avoided and doses are optimized. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Dennis J. Cheek, Lisa Bashore, Dan Alan Brazeau Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care of Nursing Home Residents in Korea
ConclusionsStudy results supported RNs’ unique contribution to resident outcomes in comparison to alternative nurse staffing in fall prevention, decreased use of tube feeding, better range of motion for residents, and decreased aggressive behaviors in nursing homes in Korea. More research is required to confirm the effects of nurse staffing on residents’ outcomes in Korea. Clinical RelevanceWe found consistency in the effects of RN staffing on resident outcomes acceptable. By assessing nurse staffing levels and compositions of nursing staffs, this study contributes to more effective long‐term care insurance by reflec...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 14, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Juh Hyun Shin, Ta Kyung Hyun Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Addressing the Challenges of Conducting Research in Developing Countries
ConclusionsStrategies for research should protect the rights of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations while balancing the needs of society at large, provide culturally relevant ethical informed consent while balancing institutional review board requirements, and conduct research in a culturally appropriate manner for the host country while balancing the principles of ethical research established by developed countries. Clinical RelevanceResearchers are implored to focus on the ethical and cultural appropriateness of each aspect of the study process to afford the highest level of research credibility and validit...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Roxanne M. Amerson, Cecily W. Strang Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Bullying and Its Prevention Among Intensive Care Nurses
Conclusions: An alarming percentage of nurses were victims of bullying. Levels of bullying were low to moderate. Level of prevention was weak or moderate. The higher the level of bullying, the lower the level of prevention. The work environment as opposed to individual characteristics seems to have an impact on bullying and its prevention. Clinical Relevance: More measures must be taken to prevent bullying. Nurses must be educated to accept only a zero tolerance to bullying and to report bullying when confronted by bullying. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Freda DeKeyser Ganz, Hadassa Levy, Rabia Khalaila, Dana Arad, Kochav Bennaroch, Orly Kolpak, Yardena Drori, Julie Benbinishty, Ofra Raanan Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Cultural Competence Among Italian Nurses: A Multicentric Survey
ConclusionsAlthough Italian nurses’ cultural competence was acceptable, given the growing diversity of the patient population, nurses should be better prepared to face the changing health requests. Clinical RelevanceProviding culturally competent care has been associated with improved provider–client communication, higher satisfaction with care, and health status improvement, as full comprehension of health status, adherence to medications and lifestyle recommendations, and appropriate utilization of the health system. Healthcare providers need to be adequately trained to provide culturally competent care. This researc...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Giancarlo Cicolini, Carlo Della Pelle, Dania Comparcini, Marco Tomietto, Francesca Cerratti, Stephanie M. Schim, Pamela Di Giovanni, Valentina Simonetti Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Global Nursing Issues and Development: Analysis of World Health Organization Documents
ConclusionsThe key nursing issues of concern at the global level are workforce, the impacts of nursing in health care, professional status, and education of nurses. International alliances can help advance nursing, but the visibility of nursing in the WHO needs to be strengthened. Clinical RelevanceOrganizational leadership is important in order to optimize the use of nursing competence in practice and inform policy makers regarding the value of nursing to promote people's health. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Huaping Liu, Hui Wang, Debra Anderson, Charrlotte Seib, Alex Molasiotis Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Peer Review: We Can't Do Without You
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

A Program of Nurse Management for Unscheduled Consultations of Children With Acute Minor Illnesses in Primary Care
ConclusionsA program that uses management algorithms is effective for nurse care management of children with acute minor illnesses in primary care. Clinical RelevanceApplication of programs of nurse management for unscheduled consultations for children with acute minor illnesses is feasible and effective. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Núria Fabrellas, Eulàlia Juvé, Montserrat Solà, Eva Aurín, Sofia Berlanga, Jordi Galimany, Lidia Berenguer, M. Cèlia Pujol, Sara Lacuesta, M. Cinta Villo, Montserrat Torres Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Nursing Science: Claiming the Future
Abstract PurposeThe National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is dedicated to improving health and health care through the funding of nursing science and research training. With a focus on guiding the nation's nursing science research agenda and improving quality of life, the NINR is ideally positioned to meet current healthcare challenges and anticipate future challenges and priorities. In this article, coinciding with the NINR's 30th anniversary, examples of NINR‐supported research are described, along with its training activities designed to develop a strong cadre of 21st century nurse scientists. In addition, we ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia A. Grady, Lisa Lucio Gough Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Driven by Ambitions: The Nurse Practitioner's Role Transition in Dutch Hospital Care
ConclusionsRole transition was characterized by coping with feelings of distress at the cost of time and effort. The respondents’ strategies to adapt to new expectations, combined with organizational support, determined the outcomes as well as the start of new transitions. Clinical RelevanceNPs’ role transition in hospital care implies a dynamic ongoing process that needs to be supported, with the ultimate goal to improve patient outcomes. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Ada ter Maten‐Speksnijder, Aart Pool, Mieke Grypdonck, Pauline Meurs, AnneLoes Staa Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Modifiable Lifestyle Behaviors Are Associated With Metabolic Syndrome in a Taiwanese Population
ConclusionsThe risk for metabolic syndrome might be reduced by public health campaigns to encourage people to quit smoking cigarettes and chewing betel quid. Implementing more modifiable lifestyle behaviors in daily life will decrease metabolic syndrome in Taiwan. Clinical RelevanceConsidering that betel quid chewing and tobacco smoking interact to adversely affect metabolic syndrome risk, public health campaigns against both behaviors seem to be a cost‐effective and efficient health promotion strategy to reduce the prevalence rate of metabolic syndrome. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - August 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kuei‐Man Lin, Jeng‐Yuan Chiou, Shu‐Hua Ko, Jung‐Ying Tan, Chien‐Ning Huang, Wen‐Chun Liao Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Predictors of Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction in Acute Care Nurses
ConclusionsThis study adds to the literature the impact meaningful recognition may have on compassion satisfaction and fatigue. Our findings provide a potential explanation for the lack of retention of nurses in the millennial generation who leave their positions with limited years of experience. Based on our research, meaningful recognition may increase compassion satisfaction, positively impact retention, and elevate job satisfaction. Clinical RelevanceCompassion fatigue in nurses has clear implications for nursing retention and the quality of care. Organizations willing to invest in reducing compassion fatigue have the ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - August 19, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Lesly Kelly, Jody Runge, Christina Spencer Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Navigating the System: How Transgender Individuals Engage in Health Care Services
ConclusionsThe central phenomenon of how TIs engage in health care was the core process of navigating the system. The core process involves four subprocesses: needing to move forward, doing due diligence, finding loopholes, and making it work. Clinical RelevanceThe theoretical framework of navigating the system can provide healthcare providers with a way to understand how TIs engage in health care as they move through the subprocesses of moving forward, doing due diligence, finding loopholes, and making it work in order to get their healthcare needs met. With a better understanding of the healthcare journeys of TIs, health...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - August 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Cyndi Gale Roller, Carol Sedlak, Claire Burke Draucker Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Symptom Experience Associated With Immunosuppressive Medications in Chinese Kidney Transplant Recipients
ConclusionsRecipients in the 4‐ to 16‐year cohort perceived a higher level of symptom distress compared with those in the 1‐ to 4‐year cohort, especially in excess hair growth and difficulty sleeping. No significant difference was found between gender groups. Recipients who reported a higher level of symptom distress were more likely to be nonadherent. Clinical RelevanceUnderstanding symptom experience of immunosuppressive medications is of importance for healthcare providers to offer sophisticated education and develop strategies to improve quality of life and medication adherence during follow‐up post‐transpl...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Sha Teng, Shuping Zhang, Wenxin Zhang, Xiaohong Lin, Yabin Shang, Xiao Peng, Hongxia Liu Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Which Aspects of Professional Commitment Can Effectively Retain Nurses in the Nursing Profession?
ConclusionsInstitutional efforts to improve continuance commitment (e.g., improved salary structures and enhanced professional development opportunities) likely retain nurses in the nursing profession. Clinical RelevanceThe findings of this study indicate the importance of continuance intention in retaining nurses. Nursing managers who face staff retention issues may consider making efforts to improve nurse salary and employer‐sponsored benefits. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Hao‐Yuan Chang, Yea‐Ing Lotus Shyu, May‐Kuen Wong, Daniel Friesner, Tsung‐Lan Chu, Ching‐I Teng Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Newly Graduated Nurses' Competence and Individual and Organizational Factors: A Multivariate Analysis
ConclusionsApart from its association with empowerment, competence seems to be a rather independent factor in relation to the measured work‐related factors. Further exploration would deepen the knowledge of this relationship, providing support for planning educational and developmental programs. Research on other individual and organizational factors is warranted to shed light on factors associated with professional competence in providing high‐quality and safe care as well as retaining new nurses in the workforce. Clinical RelevanceThe study sheds light on the strength and direction of the significantly associated wor...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Olivia Numminen, Helena Leino‐Kilpi, Hannu Isoaho, Riitta Meretoja Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

The Quality of Nurses’ Work Environment and Workforce Outcomes From the Perspective of Swiss Allied Healthcare Assistants and Registered Nurses: A Cross‐Sectional Survey
ConclusionsThis study provides primary evidence linking AHAs’ work environment quality ratings to burnout, job satisfaction, and intention to leave in acute care hospitals. Clinical RelevanceGiven the increasing importance of AHAs for nursing care provision, hospitals should assess the quality of nurse work environment and nurse outcomes from the perspective of all nurses. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Stefanie Lacher, Sabina Geest, Kris Denhaerynck, Ines Trede, Dietmar Ausserhofer Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Nursing Needs Big Data and Big Data Needs Nursing
ConclusionsExisting approaches to large data set analysis provide a necessary but not sufficient foundation for nursing to participate in the big data revolution. Nursing's Social Policy Statement guides a principled, ethical perspective on big data and data science. There are implications for basic and advanced practice clinical nurses in practice, for the nurse scientist who collaborates with data scientists, and for the nurse data scientist. Clinical RelevanceBig data and data science has the potential to provide greater richness in understanding patient phenomena and in tailoring interventional strategies that are pers...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia Flatley Brennan, Suzanne Bakken Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Care and Service at Home for Persons With Dementia in Europe
ConclusionsThe findings indicated that persons with dementia in Europe received formal care and service on a general, basic level but seldom adjusted to their specific needs. Clinical RelevanceThis study describes the gap between service provision and utilization enabling nurses to develop individually adjusted care plans for persons with dementia during the progress of the disease. The findings do not include matters of quality of care or how to best organize effective care and services. However, the activities of care and services presented here should shed light on what room there is for improvement when it comes to ena...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Christina Bökberg, Gerd Ahlström, Helena Leino‐Kilpi, Maria E. Soto‐Martin, Esther Cabrera, Hilde Verbeek, Kai Saks, Astrid Stephan, Caroline Sutcliffe, Staffan Karlsson Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Advancing Symptom Science Through Use of Common Data Elements
ConclusionsThe CDEs identified through this process will be used across the NINR Centers and will facilitate comparison of symptoms across studies. We expect that additional symptom CDEs will be added and the list will be refined in future work. Clinical RelevanceSymptoms are an important focus of nursing care. Use of CDEs will facilitate research that will lead to better ways to assist people to manage their symptoms. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Nancy S. Redeker, Ruth Anderson, Suzanne Bakken, Elizabeth Corwin, Sharron Docherty, Susan G. Dorsey, Margaret Heitkemper, Donna Jo McCloskey, Shirley Moore, Carol Pullen, Bruce Rapkin, Rachel Schiffman, Drenna Waldrop‐Valverde, Patricia Grady Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Scientists and Social Media
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Adult Patients’ Experiences of Nursing Care Dependence
ConclusionsCare dependence is manifested mostly as bodily dependence and is consistent with its relational nature. The nurse–patient relationship is important to the dependent patients’ experience. Clinical RelevanceA greater understanding of patients’ experiences of dependence is crucial to enable nurses in improving care and decreasing patient suffering. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Michela Piredda, Maria Matarese, Chiara Mastroianni, Daniela D'Angelo, Marilyn J. Hammer, Maria Grazia Marinis Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Making Visible a Theory‐Guided Advance Care Planning Intervention
We describe details about the intervention's theoretical basis, requisite intervener training, implementation of each intervention component, and fidelity monitoring. Clinical RelevanceThe details about the components of a theory‐guided advance care planning intervention may facilitate translation of the intervention to practice settings. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Mi‐Kyung Song, Sandra E. Ward Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

The Evolution of World Health Organization's Initiatives for the Strengthening of Nursing and Midwifery
ConclusionsBased on the categories, the evolution in the strengthening of nursing and midwifery was demonstrated through the initiatives and resolutions approved by WHA, highlighting the importance of nurses and midwives as multiprofessional health team members and their fundamental role in the improvements of the health system. Therefore, in accordance with the needs of each country, the member states can implement strategies presented by the WHA resolutions to strengthen nursing and midwifery services. Clinical RelevanceThis study has relevance for the development of health policies considering the relevant contributions...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura, Isabel Amélia Costa Mendes, Laís Fumincelli, Maria Auxiliadora Trevizan Tags: ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

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