The Changing Climate.
Authors: PMID: 31427412 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Building a Global Movement for Health: Nurse Leadership on Climate Change.
Authors: PMID: 31427413 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Determined Action to Tackle Health Determinants: A Collaborative Response to the Challenge of Climate Change Mitigation in Practice Settings.
This article recognizes some of the barriers facing concerned health-care professionals who wish to introduce climate mitigation activities within their sphere of professional operation. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) was approached by nurses, midwives, and carers, to become more involved in policy debates surrounding climate change and to provide stronger support to members in responding to environmental issues. The result is top-down and bottom-up responses working in synergy for climate change mitigation, by empowering nurses to make changes to their professional practice. PMID: ...
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Morgan RE Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Planetary Health: The Next Frontier in Nursing Education.
This article discusses the emerging interdisciplinary field of planetary health and the potential impact of nursing leadership. Modifications to nursing education are required so that future nurses are ready to lead transformative planetary health initiatives. PMID: 31427415 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Potter T Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

The Nurses Climate Challenge: A National Campaign to Engage 5,000 Health Professionals Around Climate Change.
Abstract Climate change poses significant threats to human health and worsens existing inequities. The health sector is a significant contributor to climate change, making up approximately 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Yet most nurses do not learn about the health dangers of climate change in their education or in practice, and therefore are ill-equipped to lead action on climate change. When educated about climate change, nurses can effectively lead climate adaptation and mitigation strategies aimed at creating healthier populations. As the most trusted professionals and making up 40% of the health-care w...
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Demorest S, Spengeman S, Schenk E, Cook C, Weston HL Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Sparking a Movement for a Healthy Climate Through Leadership Development.
This article describes one such nurse-led leadership development project. The intervention adapted a workshop series curriculum for faith community audiences to a health professional audience. The program gave participants the ability to assess their assets, understand the psychology of communication of climate change, and design appropriately-scaled actions to help mitigate climate change. The program consisted of three in-person workshop sessions plus bi-weekly individual consultations with participants. The seven participants included physicians, nurses, physician and nurse educators, a public health professional, and a...
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerr R, Nerbonne JF, Potter T Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Environmental Stewardship in Nursing: Introducing the "WE ACT-PLEASE" Framework.
This article introduces a framework for environmental stewardship in nursing practice, the WE ACT-PLEASE framework. The framework describes five content domains of pollution from health-care sources: Waste, Energy/water, Agriculture/food, Chemicals, and Transportation (WE ACT). It identifies six key professional elements: Professional Obligation, Leadership, Education, Accountability, Science, and Engagement (PLEASE). The framework is positioned within a global context of planetary health and planetary-level environmental harm. The framework image includes directional arrows, pointing nurses toward environmentally safe and...
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Schenk EC Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Beyond the Slogans: Understanding the Ecological Consciousness of Nurses to Advance Ecological Knowledge and Practice.
Abstract Despite unprecedented global environmental changes with widespread health effects, and rapid advances in nursing knowledge and education, the concept of environment within the discipline remains restricted. Environmental health continues to be marginalized in nursing education and practice, with nurses struggling to get beyond the slogans to arrive at practical applications. Framed by ecohealth and radical ecopsychology theory (concerned with nature connection, individual wellness, and social/earth justice), this study employed an online survey (n = 40) with thematic content analysis. The study explored f...
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hanley F, Jakubec SL Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Addressing Food Insecurity and Overweight/Obesity in Hospitalized Low-Income Latino Patients.
Abstract Food insecurity (FI), the limited or unreliable availability of safe and nutritious food, is a pressing public health concern affecting millions of U.S. citizens. Unfortunately, FI tends to impact those who are most vulnerable (e.g., low-income minorities) and potentially increases obesity risks, diet-sensitive disease risks (e.g., hypertension and type 2 diabetes), and hospital utilization. Low-income Latino patients may be particularly sensitive to adverse outcomes based on unaddressed socioeconomic needs. Nurses are in a prime position to assess and address FI in these patients. Our article will discus...
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Gipson-Jones TL, Davis BL, Harris CM Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Climate Change and Schools: Implications for Children's Health and Safety.
Abstract The predicted impacts of climate change are fast becoming a reality and are already adversely affecting human health and health systems. Events such as flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires are challenging communities to re-evaluate whether their schools provide a safe, healthy environment. Among the populations most vulnerable to the impacts of our changing climate are our children. Nurses are key to supporting mitigation and adaptation efforts to promote more resilient school environments, using approaches based on values of the common good and social justice. PMID: 31427421 [PubMed - in p...
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Chalupka S, Anderko L Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

In Nightingale's Footsteps-Individual to Global: From Nurse Coaches to Environmental and Civil Society Activists.
Abstract Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the famous "lady with the lamp," is indeed the world's most well-known nurse. In our times, now for nearly six decades, the same environmental and social issues that were of concern to Nightingale are understood as key factors in achieving global development and global health. In Nightingale's footsteps, Nurse Coach leaders and all nurses are 21st century Nightingales who are coaching, informing, and educating for healthy people to be living on a healthy planet. PMID: 31427422 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Beck DM, Dossey BM Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Strategies for Teaching Online RN-to-BSN Students the Health Impacts of Climate Change.
This article provides an introduction to the impacts of climate change on nursing care delivery and shares the pedagogy of an introductory course developed for an online, postlicensure RN-BSN program based at a university with deep roots in environmental sustainability. PMID: 31427423 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Wasco JJ Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Building Community Resilience to Mitigate Mental Health Effects of Climate Change.
Abstract As global warming is taking effect, the number of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, flooding, drought, and wildfires is increasing. The purpose of this article is to address the impacts of climate change on human health, using a model developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The effects of natural disasters on mental health, and actions nurses can take to help build strong, resilient communities, are discussed in detail. Increasing awareness and building resilience will improve health outcomes. Strong social connections are a key component of community resilience. Strengt...
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Connerton CS, Wooton AK Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Mitigating a Nursing School's Impact on Climate Change: A Quality Improvement Project.
CONCLUSION: Nurses and higher education institutions play an important role in mitigating the human impacts on climate change through environmental sustainability initiatives. Barriers to adopting environmentally sustainable behaviors and incentives to support these behaviors also need to be examined and addressed in future projects. PMID: 31427425 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Yang B, Demorest S, Krzyzanowski B Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Environmental Health in Nursing, by Rachel Kerr.
PMID: 31427426 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerr R Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Consequences of Adversities.
Authors: PMID: 31085659 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Attending to Vulnerable Populations Through Nurse Advocacy on Boards and in Public Service.
This article describes the importance of nurses serving on boards from evidence-based as well as personal perspectives, and presents specific examples of nurses' impact on vulnerable populations and those on the brink of vulnerability, in schools, communities, health-care institutions, and beyond. Will you also rise to the call to serve? PMID: 31085660 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Adverse Childhood Experiences 101: A Primer for Clinicians.
Abstract We provide an overview of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including a brief history and critique of ACEs as a cumulative risk factor, how ACEs are measured, prevalence of ACEs in epidemiological studies, and associations between ACEs and negative outcomes. Next, we list current hypotheses about potential mechanisms of risk between ACEs and negative outcomes and highlight the importance of examining the social determinants of ACEs. We point out the paucity of research on protective factors in studies on ACEs. Finally, we briefly review potential interventions (broadly defined) to prevent and address ...
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Karatekin C, Almy B Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Prevention of Medical Trauma in Children With Early Onset Scoliosis and the Use of Mehta Casting.
This article presents practical approaches intended to reduce the likelihood of medical trauma in children receiving serial casting for treatment of progressive infantile scoliosis (PIS). The majority of the suggestions apply not only to children being treated for PIS, but to children receiving medical treatment for many conditions. The article also provides suggestions for parents who are enduring the stress of their child undergoing repeated surgeries and hospital stays. The authors interviewed a variety of experts in the field and draw on their own experiences as clinical social workers specializing in the treatment of ...
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Buckwalter KD, Maxon D, Moody K Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Reaching Out, Helping Hands Helping Minds: A Hawai'ian Model for Aiding Friends Coping With Dementia.
Abstract Reaching a certain age places one in a particular landscape in which dementia may be part of the scenery. This costly public health problem is personally devastating not only for dementia sufferers but for their surrounding interpersonal circle, which is not limited to immediate family. Indeed, friends often become the family you choose; their issues become, at some level, shared issues. In this setting the impulse of a life scientist to offer knowledgeable assistance to a friend fits naturally into a cornerstone of culture in present-day Hawai'i for mobilizing relevant aid from all corners. This model, c...
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Baenziger NL Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Invisibility in Nursing.
Abstract Lesbian nurses have historically been silenced, but diversity initiatives within professional health programs suggest a need to initiate scholarly discussions that explore heteronormativity as increasing the risk of harm for nonheterosexual nurses as compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Nurses can reflect on relative privilege within the profession to better understand the ways in which normative health practices perpetuate adverse health outcomes among vulnerable patient populations. Nurses from diverse backgrounds, such as this lesbian author, offer insight into how the nursing profession might ...
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Searle J Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Transition From Hospital to Home: The Role of the Nurse Case Manager in Promoting Medication Adherence in the Medicare Population.
This article discusses barriers to taking medications as prescribed and directed, the importance of ongoing medication reconciliation at home, and strategies to promote adherence to medication plans. PMID: 31085665 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Logan DR Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Providing Culturally Sensitive Nursing Care for Vulnerable Immigrant Populations.
Abstract Vulnerable immigrant populations require culturally sensitive nursing care that shows respect for their beliefs and values, and fosters trusting relationships by allowing the time required to communicate in their language of origin. Transcultural Nursing Theory (Leininger & McFarland, 2002) provides a philosophical foundation for nursing care of immigrant populations. Harsh political policies involving undocumented immigrants can erode trust and cause fear of all U.S. institutions, including the health-care system. Separating families in an effort to deter entry into the United States without document...
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Felsenstein DR Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Faculty Reflections on International Travel to Reach the Medically Underserved.
This article examines the personal and professional growth achieved, and the challenges faced, when managing acute and chronic diseases with limited resources in an unfamiliar country. Themes identified included anxieties of planning, provider versus faculty role, students in action, networking, nurturing behaviors, advocating, and mentoring self-sustainability. Faculty-led international health-care trips both add a needed service to developing countries' health-care needs and offer students the experience of health care from a global perspective. PMID: 31085667 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jimenez RR, Thal WR Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Ann's Story: An Authentic Learning Experience for Online Nursing Students.
Abstract Preparing students for a complex and ever-changing health-care environment is a daunting task for nurse educators. One way to accomplish this task is by reducing the gap between what is learned in school and what is practiced upon graduation. Nurse educators are challenged to create online environments that engage students with real-life activities that resemble practice-authentic learning. One authentic learning activity created for an oncology nursing course that resonated with students was Ann's Story. Ann, a nursing professor, was diagnosed with cancer, and her story was used in a course about caring ...
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Baron K, Rocha A, Anderson P Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Walking the Walk: Integrating Evidence Into Clinical Experiences.
Abstract Professional nurses are called to provide nursing care using an evidence-based approach. Health-care professionals are challenged to break away from old traditions and search for ways to improve health. Evidence-based practice (EBP) must be threaded throughout nursing curricula to produce critically-thinking professional nurses who will be meeting new and significant health-care challenges. Nursing education must be grounded in the translation of current evidence into practice. Nurse educators must acknowledge the obstacles faced when teaching concepts of research to students who have chosen a practice-fo...
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cole LG, Turner S, Graves BA Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Mitigating Resistance to Change in the Workplace.
Abstract Resistance to change is a prevalent issue in nursing, with ongoing interventions needed to increase awareness and to support nurses on the journey to becoming change agents. The purpose of this article is to illustrate the foundations of change learned during nursing school, and their applicability as nursing students transition to the professional nurse role. Additional focus explores the vital role experienced nurses play in mitigating resistance to change, and strategies to support fellow nurses in adapting to change. PMID: 31085670 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Perregrini M Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

ICA-EMA: A Tool for Assessing Nursing Complexity of Patients With Oncohematologic Disease in an Italian Center.
Abstract Inpatients with hematologic cancer (HC), particularly in an aging population, often require levels of nursing care that feel very demanding. Therefore, it is important to assess nursing complexity in this care environment. The purpose of this study is to assess nursing complexity of inpatients with HC. A prospective observational study was carried out on 131 patients admitted to an adult hematologic center in northern Italy. The following variables were analyzed by means of the Index of Caring Complexity (ICA): age, sex, diagnostic category, purpose of admission, presence of transplant, Charlson Comorbidi...
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Iovino P, Scudeller L, Ferretti VV, Arcaini L, Dellafiore F Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Four Smart Steps: Fall Prevention for Community-Dwelling Older Adults.
Abstract Falls are associated with enormous costs in morbidity and early mortality, as well as loss of safe, independent lifestyles for community-dwelling older adults. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to implement an author-designed, easy-to-remember guide to fall prevention for community-dwelling older adults and enhance their awareness and knowledge of fall risks in the home. A Four Smart Steps Fall Prevention program (exercise, eye exams, home safety, and primary care visits) presented fall prevention education for community-dwelling older adults. The project was implemented at a senior cent...
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Minnier W, Leggett M, Persaud I, Breda K Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

A Toolkit to Improve Diversity in Patient and Family Advisory Councils: A New Method to Advance Health Equity.
This article describes the creation of a toolkit aimed at strengthening health-care organizations' abilities to advance health equity through patient and family advisory councils (PFACs). This resource, cocreated with representatives from diverse PFACs, identifies and promotes strategies to recruit and retain diverse representation in advisory councils. PMID: 31085673 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - May 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jones K, Potter T Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Responding to Turbulent Times.
PMID: 30808778 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Lewis-Hunstiger M Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

#Nursing Now.
Abstract Nurses are the largest group in the global health workforce, but due to social, political, and gender inequality, traditionally their role has been undervalued. Nursing Now is a 3-year campaign which aims to empower nurses worldwide by building grassroots support to demand better investment in nursing and midwifery to tackle 21st-century health challenges. PMID: 30808779 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Stilwell B Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Advocating for Early-Career Nurse Innovators: Modeling the Institute of Medicine Report.
This article describes a project that was developed, implemented, and evaluated to recognize and encourage early-career nurses who have designed and led innovations to improve and promote the health of Missourians. Five of these early-career nurses were the recipients of monetary awards to encourage future innovations; the second recognition cycle is in the planning phase. Through the work of the Missouri Nurses Foundation, the scholarship of bedside nurses was recognized. PMID: 30808780 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hammonds LS, Godfrey N, Bryant T, Mata M, Fessenden C, Farrah S, Vogelsmeier A, L'Ecuyer K, Johnson K, Kliethermes J, Lucas H, Harris K Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

The LOTUS: A Journey to Value-Based, Patient-Centered Care.
Abstract In response to the merger of our 248-bed community hospital with a new health system, a multidisciplinary team began a journey of holistic transformation via the evolution of a new rounding process called Leadership, Ownership, Transformation, Unity, and Sustainability (LOTUS) in the 20-bed ICU. Morphing from a hierarchical practice structure with limited engagement of multidisciplinary members, the LOTUS initiative (named for the blossom whose petals surround its core, the patient) afforded each discipline (petal) an equal voice and allowed a once-fragmented team to work cohesively, collaboratively, and ...
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Andrews LB, Roberts N, Ash C, Jones N, Rolston M, Hughes M, Pelligrino J, Taylor T Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Operationalizing the Bridge Care Model-Advocating for At-Risk Students.
This article focuses on the implementation of the Bridge Care Model through an innovative and unique partnership between an academic nurse-mananaged clinic network and a local school system. Through collaboration, data analysis, and process planning, these partners established a Memorandum of Agreement allowing each to address their programmatic missions, visions, and goals to meet the needs of at-risk, uninsured, vulnerable students and to remove barriers to school entry. Through this mutually beneficial approach, direct health services were provided at an on-site, central student registration location through a cost-effe...
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Sutter-Barrett RE, Sutter-Dalrymple CJ, Skurpski LM Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Advocating for Mental Health Nursing Care Education Using a Flipped Classroom.
This article describes an initiative to integrate an FC approach with a population of baccalaureate nursing students over the course of five semesters. PMID: 30808783 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Van Der Like JJ, Fox H, Blackburn A, Chisholm J Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Advocating for Breast Heath Education for College-Age Students.
This article describes a university's annual breast health education event focused on breast health awareness and breast cancer education. Community health organizations and student organizations serve as exhibitors and provide students with opportunities to test their knowledge and dispel myths. Over the past 5 years this event has reached more than 2,000 students. Initiatives such as this event provide health educators with an opportunity to reach this highly vulnerable population. PMID: 30808784 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Monn JL Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Addressing Challenges of Patients With Chronic Pulmonary Disease Using Makerspace Environments.
This article describes how direct patient care nurses can address the challenges of these patients through an innovative environment known as a makerspace. PMID: 30808785 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Fasolino T Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

From the Archive-"I Am the Professor of Myself": How Our Patients and Their Loved Ones Become Our Teachers and Models.
From the Archive-"I Am the Professor of Myself": How Our Patients and Their Loved Ones Become Our Teachers and Models. Creat Nurs. 2019 Feb 01;25(1):53-58 Authors: Savett LA Abstract As health care professionals, we commit ourselves to lifelong learning. In that quest, wise professionals know that our patients and their loved ones become our most important teachers. PMID: 30808786 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Savett LA Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Tekicihila Unpo (Love One Another): Confronting Human Trafficking With the Guidance of Traditional Lakota Wisdom in Nursing Practice.
Abstract Human trafficking emerged as a serious social issue in North Dakota during the Bakken oil field boom in the western part of the state. The oil industry has seen a dramatic decrease in production in recent years. However, the presence of human trafficking continues to dominate the scene in the state. As the RN Case Manager and Community Outreach Nurse for a Healthcare for the Homeless grantee clinic in Fargo, the author is the only nurse outside of a traditional environment who works with victims of trafficking in the largest metropolitan area of North Dakota. The majority of the current targets for this h...
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Fear W Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Talked Over As If I Weren't There: Reflections From a Nurse and Educator.
Abstract Most nurses were taught in nursing school to avoid talking over a patient as if the patient were not there. This manuscript describes the author's experience of being talked over as a patient-what it meant to her as a nurse relating to the ethics of the situation and as an educator of future nurses. The American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2015) addresses the responsibility of nurses at all levels within an organization to sustain a work environment that ensures quality, safe patient care. Nurses who embody this responsibility are knowledgeable, skilled, an...
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Purpora C Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

The Nurses That Roared: Nurses From History Who Found Their Voices and Challenged the Status Quo.
Abstract In this article, we explore how nurses from history challenged norms of nursing and society, and consider how they can influence and inspire nurses today. We discuss the role of nurses in the fight for women's suffrage, campaigning for the vote, and caring for women who suffered in their fight to achieve it, and present examples of outstanding bravery in the past and present day. The article contains examples of the bravery of some relatively unknown nurses in wartime, who also fought for equality and inclusion, and nurses who challenged the care of marginalized groups, campaigning for improved treatment,...
Source: Creative Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Attenborough J, Reynolds L, Nolan P Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Hidden Resources: Inquiry Into the Best of What Is.
PMID: 30567957 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - November 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Lewis-Hunstiger M Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

To the Editor of Creative Nursing.
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Source: Creative Nursing - November 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Garvey C Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Unleashing Hidden Team Resources: Time and Talent.
Abstract The nation's shift to value-based care requires health-care systems to consider innovative operational changes that will support high-quality care while also containing cost in order to sustain long-term growth. To do so, leaders must uncover hidden resources within their operations. In this article, a director of care coordination shares how care coordinators in her hospital support patients and families, and how she uncovered two hidden resources within the care coordination team-time, and talent-in response to an operational challenge. The time available to leaders was expanded by dividing each leaders...
Source: Creative Nursing - November 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Orstad H Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

The Practice of Caring Leadership: A Resource Addressing the Duality of Health Care.
CONCLUSION: The caring leader practicum intervention, a low-cost, workplace approach, was successful in improving the outcome variables in a 4-week period. PMID: 30567960 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - November 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Bolstad B Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Guided Imagery as a Resource to Decrease Test Anxiety.
Abstract A pre-exam guided imagery intervention was implemented with 49 senior baccalaureate nursing students to address test anxiety. The intervention consisted of listening to a 10-minute recorded audio guided imagery exercise. Self-reported anxiety levels were measured using a Likert scale pre- and post-guided imagery. Most students demonstrated a reduction in test anxiety postintervention. PMID: 30567961 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - November 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Grammatica G Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Edutainment: A Creative Solution for School-Based Preventive Screening Orientation in Missouri.
Abstract School nurses provide routine formal vision and hearing health screenings to school children. However, time available during the school day for nurses to visit elementary classrooms and conduct pre-screening education and orientation is limited. A group of school nurses in Missouri needed an age-appropriate and time-saving method to introduce and orient children to the equipment, materials, and procedures that will be used on screening day. The school nurses collaborated with a health education specialist at a state university to develop two e-learning edutainment programs (one for vision screening and on...
Source: Creative Nursing - November 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Cox C Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Compassionate Self-Awareness: A Hidden Resource for Nurses for Developing a Relationship With Self and Patients.
This article describes the concept of compassionate self-awareness in light of the available anecdotal literature and personal experiences and argues that compassionate self-awareness can serve as a hidden resource for developing a therapeutic relationship with self and with patients. PMID: 30567963 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Creative Nursing)
Source: Creative Nursing - November 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Younas A, Rasheed SP Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research

Nursing Faculty Coaches: Uncovering a Hidden Resource for NCLEX-RN Success.
This article presents a nursing faculty department's strategy to empower nursing students identified as being at risk for not passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on the first attempt while significantly increasing the nursing program's overall first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate. These students were identified as being at risk because of their low scores on standardized assessments with national norms predicting the likelihood of passing the NCLEX on the first attempt. This account details the NCLEX-RN Coaching Partnership as an exemplar to support nursing students' success through...
Source: Creative Nursing - November 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: McKelvey MM, Langevin KM, Konieczyny L, Espelin JM, Peer N, Christensen S, Thomas C Tags: Creat Nurs Source Type: research