Increasing the availability of Tai Chi to veterans through a training of trainers course
ConclusionsOverall, learners evaluated this ToT course positively and indicated their needs were met and felt prepared to teach Tai Chi despite being inexperienced. The course was a success with 80% of new instructors teaching or coteaching Tai Chi to veterans. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - December 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Linda M. Tate, Lana M. Brown, Shelly Y. Lensing, Tanya Taylor, Melinda M. Bopp, Ileina Ferrier, Dennis H. Sullivan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Nurses' attitudes, beliefs, and emotions toward caring for adults with intellectual disabilities: An integrative review
Conclusions/ImplicationsDespite recent increased research on this topic across multiple countries, further research is needed. The findings of this study will aid the development of strategies to address negative nurse attitudes toward caring for adults with ID and act as a foundation for future research beyond the descriptive stage. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - December 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Melissa Desroches Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Should nursing be considered a STEM profession?
ConclusionThe formal designation by the US federal government, for nursing to be recognized as a STEM profession, can increase funding to the nursing profession and enhance the diversity of employment opportunities for nurses in industry and business. Thereby potentially decreasing nursing shortages and bringing national and worldwide recognition to nursing in both academia, industry, business, and clinical settings, as a profession contributing to the science of improvement of the health of all people through STEM knowledge. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - December 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cheryl Green, Lori John Tags: CREATIVE CONTROVERSY Source Type: research

Learning transfer and transition of certified nursing assistants ’ to baccalaureate nursing programs
ConclusionsAll of which can influence the learning experience. Findings can help faculty identify CNAs ’ strengths, which may facilitate learning transfer, foster leadership potential, and engage them in peer teaching and mentoring; ultimately positively influencing the transition to practice. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Brenda Elliott, Julie A. Beck, Jennifer Buffenbarger Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A hybrid concept analysis of fall risk appraisal: Integration of older adults ’ perspectives with an integrative literature review
ConclusionA practical definition of FRA and its measures could be extremely valuable for supporting the need for fall risk assessments and would be integral to nursing practice. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ladda Thiamwong Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Promoting active labor admission: Early labor lounge implementation barriers and facilitators from the clinician perspective
ConclusionThis analysis using, CFIR identified several barriers and facilitators to the implementation of the ELL. The context of the individual woman presenting in triage and the acceptability and self ‐efficacy of the individual clinicians represented important factors for implementation. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Rachel B. Breman, Lisa Kane Low, Julie Paul, Meg Johantgen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Tracking medical errors and near misses in the new graduate registered nurse
This article provides a narrative that describes the current state of medical errors and near misses in the general health care setting and for new graduate registered nurses specifically. It then proposes a “wild idea” to create a national database for the reporting of errors that would act as a call to action to change our current reporting system to one of transparency and shared information for the purpose of creating needed education in both academic and practice settings. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Larissa Africa, Jean S. Shinners Tags: CREATIVE CONTROVERSY Source Type: research

Issue Information
Nursing Forum, Volume 54, Issue 4, Page 469-476, October/December 2019. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Five ‐year trend in healthcare access and patient‐reported health outcomes among women veterans
ConclusionFederal policy and Veterans Health Administration expansion have had an impact on improving healthcare access to women Veterans. However, increased healthcare access alone does not translate into improved HRQoL or health outcomes for women Veterans. Future policies should not only focus on increasing healthcare access, but also improving health outcomes, especially HRQoL. The quality of the healthcare accessed must be a focus for future research and policy. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Billie Vance, Khalid Alhussain, Usha Sambamoorthi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Are perspective ‐taking outcomes always positive? Challenges and mitigation strategies
ConclusionWhen designing and implementing perspective ‐taking interventions, educators and researchers should consider potential negative intervention outcomes and strategies to attenuate these outcomes. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Lisa B. Hoplock, Michelle M. Lobchuk Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Knowledge translation: A concept analysis
ConclusionsNurses are responsible to provide the best care to their patients, and effectively using KT in nursing practice can ensure better outcomes for patients. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Amy Olson, Abe Oudshoorn Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Implementation of a MEWS ‐Sepsis screening tool: Transformational outcomes of a nurse‐led evidence‐based practice project
ConclusionsThe implementation of a MEWS ‐Sepsis screening tool contributed to early identification and implementation of time‐sensitive interventions aimed at preventing sepsis‐associated deaths. MEWS‐Sepsis tools hold potential for scale‐up and spreading out of evidence‐based practice nursing innovations to transform care, im prove patient outcomes, and save lives. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jamie K. Roney, Barbara E. Whitley, JoAnn D. Long Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

An evolutionary concept analysis of secondary traumatic stress in nurses
ConclusionThis concept analysis, the first focusing on STS, provides conceptual clarity and a concept map of STS within the nursing population. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Tracey C. Arnold Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

A concept analysis: Emotional regulation of nurses
ConclusionThe concept of ER has implications and significance to nursing as nurses are exposed to a variety of emotion ‐provoking situations when performing nursing tasks. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Adrienne Fasbinder, Kimberly Shidler, Meriam Caboral ‐Stevens Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Nursing impact on chronic disease Medicaid health home patients: A qualitative study
ConclusionNurses were able to impact patient health care utilization patterns. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jackie Prokop, Danita Alfred, Catherine Reid Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Role captivity: A concept of constraining dimensions in dementia care
AbstractAim/BackgroundThe aim of this paper is to explore the appropriateness of applying the constraining aspects of the concept of “role captivity” to the experience of the caregiver of a person with dementia. Background literature was explored using the definitions of captivity in general along with an overview of zoo animals and humans involuntarily incarcerated or in kidnap/hostage situations.MethodsDefining attributes, a general definition based on the literature review, antecedents and consequences, and empirical referents are presented using the Walker and Avant concept analysis method. A model, related...
Source: Nursing Forum - November 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Suzanne Parkman Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Experiences of Arab male nursing students during high fidelity maternity simulation training
ConclusionsHigh ‐fidelity simulation can be a viable option to clinical training for enhancing Arab male nursing student competencies when providing maternal and child nursing care, which are often not available in the clinical area or are considered to be off limits due to cultural or religious reasons. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Savithri Raman, Leodoro J. Labrague, Judie Arulappan, Omar Ali Mohammed Al ‐Zaabi, Jansi Natarajan, Sophia Cyril Vincent Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Emotional wellbeing in youth: A concept analysis
ConclusionAttributes of emotional wellbeing in youth include overall positive emotions, positive self ‐esteem, and resilience. Antecedents are safe and stable nurturing relationships; family and social connectedness, hope, and positive body‐image. The consequences of emotional wellbeing in youth include self‐efficacy, self‐actualization, the presence of positive health behaviors, and the abs ence of high‐risk behaviors. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - November 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Suzanne E. Courtwright, Mary Beth Flynn Makic, Jacqueline Jones Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Accuracy and completeness are required: A response to Dreher et al (2019)
AbstractThe authors of this response outline numerous factual errors and mischaracterizations about their prior work made by Dreher et al (2019). The authors reaffirm their original findings and conclusions and further argue that substantial empirical evidence not reviewed by Dreher et al (2019) support the conclusions reached by Spurlock and Hunt (2008) and Phelan (2012). (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - October 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Darrell Spurlock, Julia Phelan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Individual nurse empowerment: A concept analysis
ConclusionsAnalyzing nurse empowerment from an individual perspective allows us to move beyond the oppressive history of nursing and move the profession forward to impact our communities. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - October 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kyla F. Woodward Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Planning and managing a complex multisite study in the age of technology
AbstractA 2 ‐year long, multisite research study that evaluated cardiopulmonary resuscitation skill decay among nursing students was conducted at 10 schools of nursing across the United States. The study was conducted in two phases and required carefully timed sessions for skill performance. Multisite studies in nursing education need to be carefully planned. Time delays should be anticipated with processes and Institutional Review Board protocols across sites. All team members were trained and consistently supported during the entire study. While challenges and obstacles were identified, innovative sol utions were imple...
Source: Nursing Forum - October 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Carrie Westmoreland Miller, Julia A. Greenawalt, Suzan (Suzie) Kardong ‐Edgren, Marilyn H. Oermann, Margie Molloy, Vickie Mudra, Nancy Rogers, Lissette Mondragon, Anna Cespedes, Erica Frost, Regina Causey, Suzanne Webb, Annmarie Muñana, Al Tags: CREATIVE CONTROVERSY Source Type: research

Influences of added sugar consumption in adults with type 2 diabetes risk: A principle ‐based concept analysis
ConclusionsAdded sugar is an immature concept warranting further refinement for conceptual advancement. To enhance conceptual clarity, the term “added sugar” should be used consistently in the scientific literature when discussing foods or beverages containing added sugars or caloric sweeteners. A clearer delineation of added sugar and its association with T2D risk in adults is critical to advance this concept within the scientific lite rature. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - October 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Nadia Markie Sneed, Patricia A. Patrician, Shannon A. Morrison Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Stressors and rewards experienced by men in nursing: A qualitative study
This study explored men's experiences in nursing. A qualitative research design was utilized to examine (a) the stressors experienced by male nurses, (b) the strategies male nurses use to cope with these stressors, (c) the factors that motivate men to pursue a career in nursing and (d) what motivates men to remain in the profession. Six participants were conveniently and purposively selected from a range of nursing positions including cardiac, intensive care unit, theater, and general nursing to participate in semi ‐structured interviews detailing their experiences. Thematic analysis of the interview data revealed that m...
Source: Nursing Forum - October 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Luke S. Blackley, Romana Morda, Peter R. Gill Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Parents' and healthcare professionals' perceptions of the quality of care: A PITSTOP model of caring
ConclusionsThis study brought up a novice opinion that healthcare should be like a “pitstop,” not just a “repair shop.” Healthcare encounters may be brief but invaluable in helping patients and families succeed in their health promotion. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - October 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Holly Wei, Robin Webb Corbett, Mary Ann Rose, Trent L. Wei Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The physical demands and risks of working in healthcare simulation center
ConclusionThis study highlights the need to address workplace safety in simulation centers. Future research is needed to inform best practices for safe handling policies and procedures in simulation programs. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - October 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Desiree Hensel, Sheryl Cifrino, Derek Cummings, Julianne Walsh Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Nurse educators ’ perceived organizational factors affecting their psychological empowerment: An exploratory qualitative study
ConclusionsThe identified organizational factors should be addressed to enhance educators ’ psychological empowerment so that they can effectively teach students. Emphasis should be placed on developing collaboration among educators, academic administrators, and regulatory bodies to address these factors. Further quantitative research is warranted to assess the degree and strength of a ssociation of these factors with psychological empowerment. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - October 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hussan Zeb, Jacoline Sommer Albert, Subia Parveen Rasheed, Ahtisham Younas Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Nurses ’ views of organizational readiness for change
This study assessed organizational (hospital) readiness for change, as perceived by registered nurses in two types of hospital in Jordan.MethodsUsing a quantitative research design, the researcher collected data from a convenience sample of 153 nurses from one major government hospital and one major private hospital. The response rate was 64%.ResultsThe lowest means, indicating unreadiness for change, were reported for the following items: having developed plans for expanding ambulatory care or enhancing continuity of care, including nurses on all committees, and involving them in policy development and strategic planning ...
Source: Nursing Forum - September 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Majd T. Mrayyan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Tabletop exercises in the nursing classroom: An introduction for nurse educators
This article introduces what tabletop exercises are, provides educator considerations for developing a nursing classroom exercise, and influences to implementing the exercise and its outcomes. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - September 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cathleen A. Evans Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The social construction of disability and the capabilities approach: Implications for nursing
ConclusionThe capabilities approach can provide a useful framework to guide nursing practice, research, and policy in order to advance social justice for PWD. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - September 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Whitney A. Thurman, Tracie C. Harrison, Alexandra A. Garcia, William M. Sage Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Nurses ’ views on hospital organizational characteristics
ConclusionsPositive hospital organizational characteristics should be maintained because these produce positive nurse, patient, and organizational outcomes. Fostering a positive hospital organizational environment is a continuous effort. The results have implications for practice, research, and education. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - September 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Majd T. Mrayyan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Promoting effective care: Reducing primary cesarean births through team engagement and standardization of care at a community hospital
ConclusionsInterdisciplinary team huddles, coupled with the use of a best practices checklist and feedback from audits, achieved a more effective use of CB in the NTSV patient population. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - September 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Gay Wise, Diana Jolles Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Gateless communication: A concept analysis
AbstractThe movement toward the use of electronic technologies in everyday life has also impacted healthcare. Patient portals allow patients to send messages to their healthcare team from the comfort of their own homes and even on mobile devices. With responses typically sent within 24 business hours, some patients are looking for more timely feedback to their health questions. This is true in behavioral health, where real ‐time communication between psychologist‐patient is valued. It is not uncommon for psychiatric providers including psychiatrists and nurse practitioners to provide personal cell phone numbers or secu...
Source: Nursing Forum - September 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cassandra M. Godzik Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Manipulatives in nursing education: A concept analysis
AbstractUse of manipulatives is an active learning strategy that relies on student interaction with objects to help them understand abstract concepts. Manipulatives are frequently used in elementary and middle schools but literature demonstrates that they are also effective tools for adult learners. The aim of this concept analysis is to evaluate the use of manipulatives in education and its applicability to nursing education. Walker and Avant's eight ‐step concept analysis process was used for this evaluation. Google Scholar, EPSCO, PubMed, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases were sear...
Source: Nursing Forum - September 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Janet A. LoVerde, Cindy Kerber, Sheryl Jenkins Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Optimizing osteoporosis care in a rural primary health care center: Findings of a research study aimed to support seniors
ConclusionThe self ‐referral program for BMD testing and a nurse‐led intervention resulted in an increased number of people who were BMD tested at the study PHCC compared with the control PHCC, and identified more male patients 65 years of age and older who were at risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Recomme ndations suggest future research in other provincial PHCCs that may encourage self‐referral programs for BMD testing and improved osteoporosis care for patients 65 years of age and older. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - September 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Janet MacIntyre, Patrice Drake, Lisa Garland ‐Baird, Janet Loo, Mary Nisbet, Carol McClure Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Committing to my mission: Faculty experiences with student veterans in baccalaureate nursing education
AbstractVeterans transition to baccalaureate nursing education with significant experiences from their military service. Faculty play a role in facilitating this transition, in and out of the classroom. Approaches to enhance nursing education programs to better meet student veterans' needs have been proposed. However, less is known about the experiences of faculty teaching student veterans. A qualitative descriptive design was used to examine nursing faculty experiences teaching veterans, and in facilitating veterans' transfer of learning and knowledge from their military experience to baccalaureate nursing education. Semi...
Source: Nursing Forum - September 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Brenda Elliott, Katie A. Chargualaf, Barbara Patterson Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Male nurse: A concept analysis
AbstractUse of the term male nurse is common in nursing wherever the practice setting may be, but no formal analysis has been done to illuminate the meaning of the concept. The termmale nurse is often problematic to those referred to, as the label carries stereotypes that further marginalize this extreme minority in the nursing profession.The Nurse Registration Act of 1919 (UK) banned men from nursing de jure, whilst Nightingale's reform of nursing education established the same de facto years before. This potent mix of tradition and law served as the basis for sex ‐segregation and feminization of nursing. Fast forward t...
Source: Nursing Forum - August 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Randelle I. Sasa Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Politics, power, and predictability of nursing care
This article explores the role of politics, power, and the use of data in arenas from hospitals to governments, analyzing how multiple stakeholders, including nurses, influence policy development. As the largest health profession in the world, nurses can wield great power when they work collaboratively with others and use evidence about health care outcomes to enact important changes in health policy. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - August 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan L. Groenwald, Carole Eldridge Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Political and policy detailing tactics
This article explores various components that should be included in a tactical policy plan. Examples from the author's experience are provided to illustrate the implementation of particular political and policy detailing tactics. Many of the examples provided reference Texas specifically. Readers are encouraged to explore legislation passed in other states and consider how strategies and tactics employed are similar to or different from those applied in Texas. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Cindy Zolnierek Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Falling short: When testing is mandated and follow ‐up is not
SummaryIn 1999, the Texas Legislature mandated acanthosis nigricans (AN) screening in primary schools in designated regions of the state through the passage of House Bill 1860 to identify children at risk for diabetes by identifying the skin condition AN. AN is related to insulin resistance, and, thus, is associated with type 2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus type 2 [DMT2]), a growing concern among school ‐aged children. Since 1999, millions of children have been screened and hundreds of thousands have been screened positive. No data are available about the effectiveness of the program in identifying DMT2 among the school‐...
Source: Nursing Forum - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Virginia G. Miller Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A framework for planned policy change
This article provides a process for nurses to frame their work from policy inception through policy evaluation. Although policy often takes considerable time to develop, especially at the federal level, it can also arise out of chaos. This framework focuses on planned changes, even in chaotic conditions. The intent of this framework is to help nurses determine where their individual talents can best be used and to appreciate that the full process must be used if an effective policy is to result. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia S. Yoder ‐Wise Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Triggers for nursing policy action: Getting to the critical point to solving “ordinary problems” in nursing
AbstractTwo “ordinary problem” policy issues are analyzed, with the examination of how nurses, individually and organizationally, collaborated and advocated to address these issues by triggering local, state, and national action by stakeholders. Ultimately, the policy process through which nurses arrived at a Critical Point that triggered policy‐based action to resolve these “ordinary problems” is presented. The first nursing issue is the national nursing shortage of 1966, which led to political action by members of the American Nurses Association, with policy implications focused on increasing th...
Source: Nursing Forum - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Katheren Koehn Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Policy impact: When policy fails
AbstractThe best policies are evidence ‐based, providing feasible solutions to healthcare issues to prevent unintended consequences. Nurse researchers need to generate evidence with which to create policy. The obligation to monitor the impact of policies and standards rests on nurse leaders who have the duty to advocate when policies f ail. Nurses providing direct care are beholden to report failed policies. Advocacy in the situation of a failed policy often requires moral courage to prevent moral distress amongst the ranks of nurses who enact policies at the intersect of care. In this article, the impact of three health...
Source: Nursing Forum - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Judy E. Davidson, Mary Faith Marshall, Jonathan H. Watanabe Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Implications for policy: The Triple Aim, Quadruple Aim, and interprofessional collaboration
This article offers insight into these policy implications and identifies filters through which related nursing policy will be developed. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Natalie Bachynsky Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Editorial: A call to action: Policy empowers nursing practice
Nursing Forum, EarlyView. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - August 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary E. O'Keefe Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Nursing leadership in policy formation
This article provides broad definitions of the concepts of policy, politics, and power, which will be developed further in subsequent articles. The article describes the critical role of nurses in health policy formation at local, organizational, and national levels and outlines the unique strengths and sources of influence that nurses possess and must employ if health care in the United States is to become safer, more accessible, holistic, and more affordable. Many of these same talents can be used at international levels to affect health care worldwide. The basic premise of this article —and actually of the entire ...
Source: Nursing Forum - August 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Joanne Disch Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information
Nursing Forum, Volume 54, Issue 3, Page 309-314, July/September 2019. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - August 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Don't hesitate, vaccinate! An influenza vaccine education program
AbstractThe State of Connecticut mandates that prekindergarten children be vaccinated against the influenza virus each year by December 31st. Annually, prekindergarten students in urban schools in Connecticut are not compliant with this statute due to many factors such as parents ’ lack of education. The purpose of an educational intervention project (EIP) is to provide urban prekindergarten parents/caregivers with education about the influenza virus, influenza vaccine, the community resources, and Connecticut mandates. An influenza vaccine educational intervention was pro vided to parents and caregivers of prekinder...
Source: Nursing Forum - August 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kristin Burke, Sherry Schwartz, Karen Breda Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Nurses at the table: A naturalistic inquiry of nurses on governing boards
AbstractIn an environment in which there is little or no nursing presence on governing boards in healthcare organizations (HCOs), physicians, and nonclinicians take responsibility for keeping the other board members apprised of the quality of patient care, including nursing ‐generated, patient safety initiatives. Governing boards in HCOs are either not appointing nurses to governing boards or are not appointing nurses in numbers that are commensurate with the size and vital contributions of the profession. As a result, competent nursing professionals with an intimate understanding of quality care and patient safety are n...
Source: Nursing Forum - August 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Maria F. Murt, Anne M. Krouse, Mary L. Baumberger ‐Henry, Shirlee M. Drayton‐Brooks Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

“Tipping point” concept analysis in the family caregiving context
ConclusionsTransdisciplinary research, care, and policy should treat caregiving families as complex systems, use longitudinal assessments, and include colloquial communication. Early detection of impending tipping points will provide family ‐centered decisional support and enhance families’ quality of life and safety. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - August 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Janice D. Crist, Jian Liu, Kim D. Shea, Rachel L. Peterson, Lori Martin ‐Plank, Cheryl L. Lacasse, Jennifer T. May, Christina L. Wyles, Deborah K. Williams, Maribeth Slebodnik, Beverly J. Heasley, Linda R. Phillips Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Strategies to promote the professional transition of new graduate nurse practitioners: A systematic review
AbstractNew graduate nurse practitioner (NP) postgraduate support programs and interventions have proliferated, sparking controversy. The Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Medicine recommends residency programs for new graduate NPs; however, the NP community debates whether new graduate NPs need additional training and whether such training compromises patient access to care. This systematic review aimed to synthesize evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions and strategies to promote the professional transition of new graduate NPs. Interventions identified in the current literature included fellowship ...
Source: Nursing Forum - July 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Chandra Speight, Gina Firnhaber, Elaine S. Scott, Holly Wei Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research