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Writing: Ensuring the Stars Align
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - July 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Parents’ Decision to Donate Their Healthy Infant's DNA for Minimal‐Risk Genetic Research
ConclusionsSignificant gaps and misunderstandings in parental knowledge of pediatric genetic research may affect parental willingness to donate their healthy child's DNA. Clinical RelevanceNurses knowledgeable about the decision‐making process parents utilize to donate their healthy infant's DNA for minimal‐risk genetic research and the factors influencing that decision are well positioned to educate parents about the role of genetics in health and illness and reassure potential research participants of the value and safeguards in pediatric genetic research. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Linda A. Hatfield, Margaret M. Pearce Tags:   Source Type: research

Quiet Please! Drug Round Tabards: Are They Effective and Accepted? A Mixed Method Study
ConclusionsOur study indicates that this intervention contributes to a reduction in interruptions and MAEs. However, the reduction in MAEs cannot be fully explained by the decrease in interruptions alone; other factors may have also influenced the effect on MAEs. We advocate for further research on complementary interventions that contribute to a further reduction of MAEs. Clinical RelevanceWe can conclude that drug round tabards are effective to improve medication safety and are therefore important for the quality of nursing care and the reduction of MAEs. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lotte Verweij, Marian Smeulers, Jolanda M. Maaskant, Hester Vermeulen Tags:   Source Type: research

Honorary and Ghost Authorship in Nursing Publications
ConclusionsInappropriate authorship is a significant problem among scholarly nursing publications. RelevanceIf nursing scholarship is to maintain integrity and be considered trustworthy, and if publications are to be a factor in professional advancement, editors, nursing leaders, and faculty need to disseminate and adhere to ethical authorship practices. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Maureen Shawn Kennedy, Jane Barnsteiner, John Daly Tags:   Source Type: research

New Opportunity for the Development of Nursing in China
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Xiuhua Li Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

Commentaries on the Global State of Nursing
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

Charting Future Directions in Nursing Research: NINR's Innovative Questions Initiative
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia A. Grady Tags: GUEST EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Treatment‐Seeking Behavior for Postpartum Urinary Incontinence
ConclusionsThe lack of counseling largely determines the low rates of treatment‐seeking among Spanish mothers. Clinical RelevanceNursing counseling during pregnancy can contribute substantially to increasing the number of women treated for postpartum UI. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Regina Ruiz de Viñaspre Hernández, Concepción Tomás Aznar, Encarnación Rubio Aranda Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

Examining Antenatal Health Literacy in Ghana
ConclusionsWomen in this study exhibited low health literacy by incorrectly interpreting and operationalizing health education received during antenatal care. With limited health literacy, pregnant women cannot fully comprehend the scope of services that a health system can provide for them and their families. Clinical RelevanceAchieving the greatest impact with limited time in antenatal care is a challenge. Since antenatal care is widely available to pregnant women in Ghana, it is vital to reexamine the way antenatal education is delivered. Pregnant women must receive health information that is accurate and easy to unders...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Jody R. Lori, Chin Hwa Y. Dahlem, Jacqueline V. Ackah, Richard M.K. Adanu Tags:   Source Type: research

The Praxis of Courage as a Foundation for Care
ConclusionsThe concept of courage is germane to nursing and provides a unique aspect of nursing care, not fully incorporated into “care,” “compassion,” or the caring sciences. Apart from its linkage toward a moral ethic, courage is not presently used in nursing theory. We recommend incorporating this traditional concept into nursing theory, research, and practice. Clinical RelevanceDeveloping courage in novice professionals and stre‐ngthening courage in practitioners can not only improve professional integrity, but also improve patient safety. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - May 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Sara F. Hawkins, Janice Morse Tags:   Source Type: research

Anything but Basic: Nursing's Challenge in Meeting Patients’ Fundamental Care Needs
ConclusionsNursing's challenge to meet patients’ basic or fundamental needs is complex. Developing a knowledge base will include identifying researchable questions, using rigorous methodologies, ensuring the relational dimensions are not lost, and ensuring the new knowledge is applied in practice. This requires collaboration on an international scale to achieve improvements in care. Clinical RelevanceTo work collaboratively to generate, test, and implement meaningful ways of capturing nursing practice around basic or fundamental care in order to ensure more integrated, holistic patient care nursing practices. (Source: Jo...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Alison L. Kitson, Åsa Muntlin Athlin, Tiffany Conroy, Tags:   Source Type: research

Scientific Misconduct: Also an Issue in Nursing Science?
ConclusionsScientific misconduct is a multilevel phenomenon. Interventions to decrease scientific misconduct must therefore target every level of the nursing research systems. Clinical RelevanceScientific misconduct not only compromises scientific integrity by distorting empirical evidence, but it might endanger patients. Because nurses are involved in clinical research, raising their awareness of scientifically inappropriate behavior is essential. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Katharina Fierz, Susan Gennaro, Kris Dierickx, Theo Achterberg, Karen H. Morin, Sabina Geest, Tags:   Source Type: research

Multi‐Ethnic Minority Nurses’ Knowledge and Practice of Genetics and Genomics
ConclusionsMost respondents felt genomics is important to integrate into practice but demonstrated knowledge deficits. There was strong interest in the need for continuing education and the role of the ethnic minority organizations in facilitating the continuing education efforts. This study provides evidence of the need for targeted genomic education to prepare ethnic minority nurses to better translate genetics and genomics into practice. Clinical RelevanceGenomics is critical to the practice of all nurses, most especially family health history assessment and the genomics of common complex diseases. There is a great oppo...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Bernice Coleman, Kathleen A. Calzone, Jean Jenkins, Carmen Paniagua, Reynaldo Rivera, Oi Saeng Hong, Ida Spruill, Vence Bonham Tags:   Source Type: research

Job‐Related Stress and Sickness Absence Among Belgian Nurses: A Prospective Study
ConclusionsThe combined model of DCS and ERI‐OC predicts the odds for long‐term and short‐term sickness absence and multiple episodes. Clinical RelevanceThis study has implications for human resources management in nursing organizations. Nursing administrators are advised to monitor and balance nurses’ job demands and efforts. They should recognize the importance of social support, job control, job rewards, and overcommitment in order to reduce the job stress of nurses. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Jeroen Trybou, Sofie Germonpre, Heidi Janssens, Annalisa Casini, Lutgart Braeckman, Dirk De Bacquer, Els Clays Tags:   Source Type: research

Health Education Needs of Incarcerated Women
ConclusionsTrust, respect and empowerment are key concepts in educating incarcerated women about their personal health and health of their families. Clinical RelevanceWith over 200,000 women incarcerated in the United States today, creating policies and practices that focus on the healthcare education needs of women that are woman focused may enhance knowledge and skills and may ultimately lead to reduced recidivism. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Shirley Dinkel, Katie Schmidt Tags:   Source Type: research

Unacknowledged Threats Proffered “in a Manner of Speaking”: Recognizing Workplace Bullying as Shaming
ConclusionsBullies' confusing prosodic communication processes served to recontexualize victims' situations and, through mechanisms largely unacknowledged by the victims, to subtly demean their personhood, and to shame them and render them voiceless. Clinical relevanceThis study directs formal attention to the language of workplace bullying. Further study might strengthen opportunities to effectively address and curtail the long‐term personal, professional, and organizational injuries deriving from workplace bullying. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Laura Cox Dzurec, Monica Kennison, Raya Albataineh Tags:   Source Type: research

Early Recovery Experience of Patients With Injury in Taiwan
ConclusionsThe findings identify that injuries bring several problems for patients. Some culture‐related issues such as Chinese diets, Chinese medicine, and karmic causation have emerged. Clinicians should better understand patient care needs in the early stages of recovery after an injury. Clinical RelevanceFindings from this study could lead to new interventions, and finally improve care outcomes for patients with injuries. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Pi‐Ling Chou, Chi‐Sheng Chien, Bih‐O Lee, Yu‐Ling Bai, Chang‐Chiao Hung Tags:   Source Type: research

Using Nursing Intervention Classification in an Advance Practice Registered Nurse–Led Preventive Model for Adults Aging With Developmental Disabilities
ConclusionsFive NIC interventions form the basis of an APRN‐led preventive intervention model for individuals aging with lifelong disability, with health education as the most common intervention, combined with interventions to manage weight and nutrition, promote healthy behaviors, and encourage routine health screening. Less frequently reported NIC interventions suggest the need to tailor prevention to individual needs, whether acute or chronic. Clinical RelevanceAPRNs employing prevention among adults aging with developmental disabilities must anticipate the need to focus on health education strategies for health prom...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Joan Earle Hahn Tags:   Source Type: research

Perception of Spanish Nursing Staff on the Use of Physical Restraints
ConclusionsIn contrast to papers published in other countries, nurses in this study still consider it necessary to apply restraints in everyday practice. The education of nursing staff regarding restraint and knowledge of alternatives is needed; they should at least be aware of international standards of care regarding physical restraint use. Clinical RelevanceMost of the staff perceived their training related to the use of these devices as insufficient. Nursing assistants considered the use of restraints more important than did the registered nurses. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - April 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Emilio Fariña‐López, Gabriel J. Estévez‐Guerra, Manuel Gandoy‐Crego, Luz M. Polo‐Luque, Cristina Gómez‐Cantorna, Elizabeth A. Capezuti Tags:   Source Type: research

Tuberculosis Treatment for Mexican Americans Living on the U.S.–Mexico Border
ConclusionsTB treatment can create a high level of patient burden. The participants in TB treatment in the LRGV on the Texas‐Mexico border reported a high level of stigma. Due to this stigma, patients struggled to find a balance between exposure to stigma and the support from family that buoyed them through treatment. Clinical RelevanceThe findings support the importance of addressing stigma and the resulting sense of isolation in patients being treated for TB, perhaps through bolstering support from family and healthcare providers, which is relevant for public health professionals working in regions with high rates of T...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Julie Ann Zuñiga, Silvia E. Muñoz, Mary Zuñiga Johnson, Alexandra Garcia Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

The Effect of Cognitive Stimulation on Nursing Home Elders: A Randomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionsCST had significantly improved cognition, explaining the 15.7% variability, but there was no statistical evidence of its effectiveness on depressive symptoms. This improvement was not affected by the baseline level of dependence‐independence in ADLs. Clinical RelevanceCST offers a range of activities, providing general stimulation for thinking, concentration, and memory, usually in a social setting. These results will support implementation of CST in NHs. In addition to the impact on elderly independence and autonomy, CST may also have an economic impact by reducing the direct costs of the impact of elders’ ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 5, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: João Luís Alves Apóstolo, Daniela Filipa Batista Cardoso, Ana Isabel Rosa, Constança Paúl Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Impact of a Smoking Cessation Educational Program on Nurses’ Interventions
ConclusionsThree months after attendance at an educational program focused on the nurses’ role in supporting smoking cessation efforts, more nurses engaged in interventions to help smokers quit. However, the program was less effective for nurses who smoked. Clinical RelevanceThis program demonstrated promise in building capacity among Czech nurses to assist with smoking cessation, but nurses’ smoking poses a challenge. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Linda P. Sarna, Stella Aguinaga Bialous, Eva Kraliková, Alexandra Kmetova, Vladislava Felbrová, Stanislava Kulovaná, Katerina Malá, Eva Roubicková, Marjorie J. Wells, Jenny K. Brook Tags:   Source Type: research

Workplace Violence and Occupational Stress in Healthcare Workers: A Chicken‐and‐Egg Situation—Results of a 6‐Year Follow‐up Study
Conclusions and ImplicationsThe relationship between work‐related distress and WV is bidirectional. The monitoring of workers through questionnaires distributed before their periodic examination is a simple and effective way of studying WV and monitoring distress. Clinical RelevanceThe findings of the present study may facilitate the subsequent design of participatory intervention for the prevention of violence in healthcare facilities. This should always be accompanied by measures designed to reduce strain and improve social support. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - March 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Nicola Magnavita Tags:   Source Type: research

Average Hospital Length of Stay, Nurses’ Work Demands, and Their Health and Job Outcomes
ConclusionsA shorter LOS was associated with higher work demands, and higher work demands were associated with worse nurse outcomes. Thus, excessive work demands should be avoided to prevent nurses’ health and job outcomes from deteriorating. Clinical RelevanceNurse managers need to monitor the impacts of reducing LOS on work demands and nurse outcomes and request additional nurses to meet increasing work demands. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - February 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Sung‐Hyun Cho, Mihyun Park, Sang Hee Jeon, Hyoung Eun Chang, Hyun‐Ja Hong Tags: HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS Source Type: research

Do Patient Characteristics Influence Nursing Adherence to a Guideline for Preventing Delirium?
ConclusionsPatient characteristics influence nursing in preventive delirium care. Clinical RelevanceThe findings can help to improve preventive delirium care by nurses. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - February 6, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Roelie Ijkema, Maaike Langelaan, Lotte Steeg, Cordula Wagner Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Attitudinal Factors Protective Against Youth Smoking: An Integrative Review
ConclusionsFindings suggest attitudinal factors play a role in protection against youth smoking. Those youth who assign realistic values to smoking risks and benefits are more equipped to engage in the health‐protective behavior of not smoking. Youth, adolescents, and young adults appear vulnerable to inappropriate designation of risk and benefit values of smoking. Theoretical interpretation suggests that bolstering attitudinal factors during youth might counteract immature risk assessment. These findings justify further research related to protective mechanisms against youth smoking and youth‐based smoking prevention ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Carissa Renée Arens, Tiffany Lynn White, Nichole Massengill Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Evaluation of Printed Health Education Materials for Use by Low‐Education Families
ConclusionsImproving outcomes and reducing health disparities are increasingly important, and patients must be partners in their care for this to occur. One step to increasing patient understanding of written instructions is improving the quality of the materials in the instruction for all patients and their families, especially those with limited literacy skills. Clinical RelevanceUsing materials that are written in a manner that facilitates the uptake and use of patient education content has great potential to improve the ability of patients and families to be partners in care and to improve outcomes, especially for thos...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lesa Ryan, M. Cynthia Logsdon, Sarah McGill, Reetta Stikes, Barbara Senior, Bridget Helinger, Beth Small, Deborah Winders Davis Tags: PROFESSION AND SOCIETY Source Type: research

Cultural Correlates of Burden in Primary Caregivers of Older Relatives: A Cross‐sectional Study
ConclusionsOur findings add to the existing evidence regarding the influence of cultural factors in the perception of burden in caregiving situations. Clinical RelevanceA risk profile could be proposed for subjective burden in primary family caregivers. Individuals who are at risk are characterized as young, offspring who live with the care recipient, care for a care recipient with behavioral problems, are unsatisfied with the social support received, and have a low balanced reciprocity. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Rafael del‐Pino‐Casado, Martín David Millán‐Cobo, Pedro A. Palomino‐Moral, Antonio Frías‐Osuna Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Conducting Important and Ethical Research
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

The Discrimination of Using the Short Physical Performance Battery to Screen Frailty for Community‐Dwelling Elderly People
ConclusionsThe research findings suggest that physical performance variables can be used to effectively screen elderly people at risk for frailty in the community. Clinical RelevanceThe findings offer reference values for physical performance tests specific to community‐dwelling frail elderly people. The information can enable health practitioners to achieve early identification of frailty among elderly people with anthropometric characteristics similar to those associated with people in Asian countries. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - January 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Shu‐Fang Chang, Rong‐Sen Yang, Tsung‐Ching Lin, Shu‐Ching Chiu, Mei‐Li Chen, Hui‐Chen Lee Tags: WORLD HEALTH Source Type: research

Israeli Nurses’ Intention to Report for Work in an Emergency or Disaster
ConclusionsPersonal factors, such as perceived knowledge, risk appraisal, and self‐efficacy, are more important to Israeli nurses than objective barriers in preventing them from reporting for emergency work. The level of perceived knowledge as to the demands on and duties of nurses in a large‐scale emergency is low. Self‐efficacy enhancing activities need to be introduced into nurse training for emergency preparedness. Clinical RelevanceThis study makes an important contribution to research on the importance of perceived self‐efficacy in the context of disaster planning. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Semyon Melnikov, Michal Itzhaki, Ilya Kagan Tags: PROFESSION AND SOCIETY Source Type: research

Defining and Incorporating Basic Nursing Care Actions Into the Electronic Health Record
ConclusionsThis project demonstrated that it is possible to define the concept of basic nursing care and to distinguish it from the interdisciplinary, problem‐focused plan of care. The use of the electronic health record can help clarify, document, and communicate basic care elements and improve uptake among nurses. Clinical RelevanceThis project to define basic nursing care activities and incorporate into the electronic health record represents a first step in capturing meaningful data elements. When fully implemented, these data could be translated into knowledge for improving care outcomes and collaborative processes....
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Jane Englebright, Kelly Aldrich, Cathy R. Taylor Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

A Patient‐Focused Framework Integrating Self‐Management and Informatics
ConclusionsThe Empowerment Informatics framework can guide intervention design and evaluation and support practicing nurses’ ethical use of technology as part of self‐management support. Clinical RelevanceNurses worldwide provide support to patients who are living with chronic illnesses. As pressures related to cost and access to care increase, technology‐enabled self‐management interventions will become increasingly common. This patient‐focused framework can guide nursing practice using technology that prioritizes patient needs. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Elizabeth P. Knight, Kimberly Shea Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Exploring the Frequency of Blood Pressure Documentation in Emergency Departments
ConclusionsIn this dataset, median time between documentation of BP in the ED was every 2.3 hr for all patients. While the median time was statistically significant between ESI categories, these times may not be clinically relevant. More important was the inconsistent documentation of vital signs of ED patients in the designated fields in the EHR. Most facilities (84.1%) documented BP for >75% of patient visits. However, eight facilities (9.1%) had BP documented in <50% of patient visits. Clinical RelevanceIt seems unlikely that vital signs are not monitored in the ED; nurses anecdotally report that vital signs are r...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca S. Miltner, Kimberly D. Johnson, Rhiannon Deierhoi Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Revisiting Basic Nursing Care
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Theo Achterberg Tags: GUEST EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Basic Nursing Care: Retrospective Evaluation of Communication and Psychosocial Interventions Documented by Nurses in the Acute Care Setting
Conclusions and ImplicationsThe results presented help to demonstrate that the interventions of this interface terminology may be useful to inform psychosocial aspects of basic and advanced nursing care. Clinical relevanceThe identification of psychosocial elements of basic nursing care in the nursing documentation may lead to obtain a deeper understanding of those caring interventions nurses consider essential to represent nurse‐patient interactions. The frequency of psychosocial interventions may contribute to delineate basic and advanced nursing care. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Maria‐Eulàlia Juvé‐Udina, Esperanza Zuriguel Pérez, Núria Fabrellas Padrés, Maribel Gonzalez Samartino, Marta Romero García, Mònica Castellà Creus, Núria Vila Batllori, Cristina Matud Calvo Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

Concurrent Incidence of Adverse Events in Hospitals and Nursing Homes
ConclusionsThere is a high incidence of adverse events in hospitals and nursing homes. Many patients at risk do not receive adequate preventive care. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Betsie G.I. Gaal, Lisette Schoonhoven, Joke A.J. Mintjes‐de Groot, Tom Defloor, Herbert Habets, Andreas Voss, Theo Achterberg, Raymond T.C.M. Koopmans Tags: HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS Source Type: research

The Effect of Postinjury Depression on Quality of Life following Minor Injury
ConclusionsDepression after minor injury negatively affects QoL even a full year postinjury. Clinical RelevanceThe findings of this study show that patients who have injuries that are treated and discharged from an emergency department can have significantly lower QoL in the year after that injury that is attributed, in part, to postinjury depression. Nurses should provide anticipatory guidance to patients that they may experience feelings of sadness or being “blue,” and that if they do, they should seek care. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Therese S. Richmond, Wensheng Guo, Theimann Ackerson, Judd Hollander, Vicente Gracias, Keith Robinson, Jay Amsterdam Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Nurses’ Scope of Practice and the Implication for Quality Nursing Care
ConclusionsLower‐category nurses and student nurses should be allowed to perform only tasks within their scope of practice for which they are licensed or enrolled. Nurses with limited formal theoretical training are not adequately prepared to perform tasks unsupervised, even in the current global nursing shortage scenario. Clinical RelevanceTo optimize and ensure safe and quality patient care, risk assessments should be done by a registered professional nurse, who will then coordinate the nursing care of the patient with the assistance of the lower category of nurses. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: J.C. (Irene) Lubbe, Lizeth Roets Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Emergency Department Crowding and Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsED crowding is a major patient safety concern associated with poor patient outcomes. Interventions and policies are needed to address this significant problem. Clinical RelevanceThis review details the negative patient outcomes associated with ED crowding. Study results are relevant to medical professionals and those that seek care in the ED. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - December 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Eileen J. Carter, Stephanie M. Pouch, Elaine L. Larson Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Clinical Relevance of Routinely Measured Vital Signs in Hospitalized Patients: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsSome discriminative LR+ were found, suggesting the clinical relevance of routine vital sign measurements. However, the subject is poorly studied, and many studies have methodological flaws. Further rigorous research is needed specifically intended to investigate the clinical relevance of routinely measured vital signs. Clinical RelevanceThe results of this research are important for clinical nurses to underpin daily routine practices and clinical decision making. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 11, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Marja N. Storm‐Versloot, Lotte Verweij, Cees Lucas, Jeroen Ludikhuize, J. Carel Goslings, Dink A. Legemate, Hester Vermeulen Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

A New Theoretical Model for the Development of Pressure Ulcers and Other Dependence‐Related Lesions
ConclusionsBased on the classification of risk factors from the different scales into risk dimensions, a new middle‐range theory was constructed that explains the production mechanism of seven dependence‐related lesions considered to date as pressure ulcers. Clinical RelevanceThe prevention and treatment of these lesions requires a correct diagnosis and differentiation of their cause and management of the risk dimensions involved. The type of lesion also influences the selection of local approach. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 11, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Francisco Pedro García‐Fernández, J. Javier Soldevilla Agreda, José Verdú, Pedro L. Pancorbo‐Hidalgo Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

Typologies of Professional Identity Among Graduating Baccalaureate‐Prepared Nurses
ConclusionsEvidence was found that these students internalized the QSEN attitudes to varying degrees, but more work may be needed to internalize all attitudes, especially those related to patient‐centered care. Future research is needed to evaluate how students with different perspectives transition to practice and to explore other factors that comprise professional identity. Clinical RelevanceThis study expands on what is known about patterns of professional identity among nurses and helps provide a beginning framework for understanding the values new graduates bring to practice. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - October 11, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Desiree Hensel Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

An Integrative Review of Knowing the Patient
ConclusionsWhile knowing the patient continues to be a prominent concept in the nursing literature, practice environments may not provide the conditions necessary to support the process, particularly temporal factors of time availability, sustained contact, continuity, and consistency. Clinical RelevanceFindings inform the development of professional practice models that support knowing the patient. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 30, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Cynthia Diamond Zolnierek Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

Family Sense of Coherence and Family Adaptation Among Childbearing Couples
ConclusionsThe study provides evidence that family sense of coherence plays a significant role in promoting family functioning and reducing depressive symptoms during the transition to parenthood. Clinical RelevanceKnowledge of the impact of family sense of coherence in parental transition can better equip healthcare professionals for developing couple‐based and culturally sensitive care to assist childbearing couples to cope with the stress and demands of the parental role, thereby promoting positive family functioning and well‐being. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 11, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Fei‐Wan Ngai, Siew‐Fei Ngu Tags: PROFESSION AND SOCIETY Source Type: research

Your Legacy
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Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Gennaro Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Postpartum Women's Sleep Quality and Its Predictors in Taiwan
ConclusionsMost postpartum women did not sleep well due to physical discomfort, perceived stress, co‐sleeper disturbance, and marital dissatisfaction. Clinical RelevanceEvaluation of sleep quality should be a routine part of postnatal check‐ups. Information on women's sleep problems, marital satisfaction, stress, co‐sleepers, and baby sleep status can be used to individualize intervention protocols for sleep‐disturbed women. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Shu–Hua Ko, Chung–Hey Chen, Hsiu–Hung Wang, Yu–ting Su Tags: CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP Source Type: research

Basic Nursing Care to Prevent Nonventilator Hospital‐Acquired Pneumonia
ConclusionsNV‐HAP should be elevated to the same level of concern, attention, and effort as prevention of ventilator‐associated pneumonia in hospitals. Clinical RelevanceNursing needs to lead the way in the design and implementation of policies that allow for adequate time, proper oral care supplies, ease of access to supplies, clear procedures, and outcome monitoring ensuring that patients are protected from NV‐HAP. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Barbara Quinn, Dian L. Baker, Shannon Cohen, Jennifer L. Stewart, Christine A. Lima, Carol Parise Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

Frequency and Duration of Nursing Care Related to Older Patient Mobility
ConclusionsNurses infrequently initiated mobility events for hospitalized older patients and most often engaged patients in low‐level activity (standing and transferring). Clinical RelevanceLimited mobility (standing and transferring only) is an independent predictor of negative outcomes for hospitalized older patients. Nurses are in a key position to improve outcomes for hospitalized older patients by engaging them in mobility activity, particularly ambulation, but further research is needed to determine how best to engage nurses in these activities. (Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship)
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Barbara Doherty‐King, Ju Young Yoon, Kristen Pecanac, Roger Brown, Jane Mahoney Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

Dementia Care in Eight European Countries: Developing a Mapping System to Explore Systems
ConclusionsThe dementia care systems were found to be comprehensive and to emphasize home care. Activities aimed at transferring knowledge to informal caregivers, though highly important for home care, seemed less extensive. The mapping system appears useful from a nurse manager's standpoint for exploring the dementia care pathway. Comparisons between countries appear useful for developing the care system and for sharing information of how to perfect it. Further testing and development are needed regarding information on the availability and utilization of care and service activities. Clinical RelevanceThe mapping system c...
Source: Journal of Nursing Scholarship - September 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Ingalill R. Hallberg, Helena Leino‐Kilpi, Gabriele Meyer, Katrin Raamat, Maria Soto Martin, Caroline Sutcliffe, Adelaida Zabalegui, Sandra Zwakhalen, Staffan Karlsson Tags: WORLD HEALTH Source Type: research