Creating a culture that values diversity and inclusion: An action ‐oriented framework for schools of nursing
AbstractAn organizational culture that values diversity and inclusion is essential for the achievement of high ‐quality nursing education, yet little literature exists to guide schools of nursing (SON) in accomplishing this goal. All SONs, regardless of size, need a framework that provides specific steps for developing and nurturing a culture that values diversity and inclusion. Using our SON as an exempla r, the goal of this article was to (a) review the barriers we faced when building a diverse and inclusive environment, (b) share our school's strategic plan designed to promote diversity and inclusion, and (c) highligh...
Source: Nursing Forum - July 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Michael P. Cary, Schenita D. Randolph, Marion E. Broome, Brigit M. Carter Tags: GENERAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Exploration of advanced practice nurses' competencies necessary for achievement of universal health coverage in Jordan
ConclusionThe current study confirms that the role of APNs is still in its infancy in Jordan. The current study provides nurse educators with baseline information that can be utilized as a framework for APN education programs. The faculty readiness to start new competency ‐based APN programs or revise the current graduate programs needs to be assessed. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - July 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Rowaida Al ‐Maaitah, Raeda F. AbuAlRub, Judy Honig Tags: RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

A concept analysis of power
AbstractUsing Walker and Avant's theory construction strategy, a concept analysis of power was conducted. Within the nursing literature, there exists a dialectic between types of power:power to vs.power over. This dialectic covers a wide range between goal attainment and powerlessness. The aim of this concept analysis was to examinepower to for its potential fit with the phenomenon of nurses' lack of participation in professional organizations and on governing boards. The assumptions of this concept analysis are thatpower to is good, and that as humans with cognitive abilities, nurses have sufficientpower to, whether they ...
Source: Nursing Forum - July 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Maria F. Murt Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Social justice as an expression of caring through holistic admissions in a nursing program: A proposed conceptual model
Conclusion: Given caring is the essence of nursing, the authors offer a guiding framework to supplement the American Association of Colleges of Nursing criteria for HAR and a model by which nursing applicants are evaluated on their capacity to care. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - July 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Rodnita K. Davis, Claudia Grobbel, Claire Mallette, Lynda Poly ‐Droulard Tags: GENERAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Concept analysis: Succession planning
AbstractThe aim is to understand the concept of succession planning and its application to initiate successful succession planning in nursing education. In nursing education, there is a lack of qualified academic nursing administrators associated with a national nursing faculty shortage. Succession planning is often confused with other leadership management techniques. An understanding of the concept and its application is required to initiate successful succession planning in nursing education. Walker and Avant's methodological approach was followed for this concept analysis.  The electronic databases searched includ...
Source: Nursing Forum - July 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Laura K. Phillips Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

US military spouses' experiences transitioning abroad: A narrative analysis
AbstractMoving to a new country and culture has emotional, social, financial, health, and cultural consequences. Military spouses face a wide range of stressors when relocating or sojourning, placing them at risk for a variety of health challenges. The aim of this study was to describe the transition experiences of military spouses who sojourn abroad as part of a service member's assignment. Using qualitative narrative inquiry, semi ‐structured interviews of 13 US military spouses living in Italy were conducted. Narrative thematic and structural analysis was used to analyze the data. Six themes represent the transition e...
Source: Nursing Forum - July 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Brenda Elliott Tags: RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Mastectomy tattoos: An emerging alternative for reclaiming self
AbstractRecent discourses within breast cancer and gendered studies literature suggest some women are challenging postmastectomy bodies as abject bodies. Tattooing is an emerging body project in contemporary society that can offer women who live disembodied from their postmastectomized body an alternative. We consider embodied health movements, a type of social movement, to explore how acquiring meaningful tattoo art over a mastectomized site can been seen as challenging hegemonic, gendered discourses of the female breast and patriarchal ideals of beauty, post mastectomy. As part of emancipatory practices, tattooed bodies ...
Source: Nursing Forum - July 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Victoria Reid ‐de Jong, Anne Bruce Tags: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL Source Type: research

Taking on enduring distress: Building a concept to lead a program of research
AbstractConcept building consists of a 10 ‐phase approach using a practice story as the first step in developing a defined concept supported by both scientific and experiential evidence. The purpose of concept building is to guide development of a program of research that informs nursing knowledge and evidence‐based practice. Thus, conc ept building can serve as a teaching strategy for early‐stage doctoral students to initiate scholarly inquiry. In this example, the process of concept building occurred as a nurse practitioner in a doctor of philosophy program began to transition ideas that stemmed from practice into ...
Source: Nursing Forum - July 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Suzy Mascaro Walter Tags: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL Source Type: research

Barriers to career advancement in the nursing profession: Perceptions of Black nurses in the United States
ConclusionThe findings suggest that Black nurses face significant challenges in entering leadership or faculty positions. They face racial discrimination and lack access to mentorship and support which discourages sufficiently qualified and experienced nurses from applying for high ‐level positions. Ensuring all nurses are afforded equal opportunity for career advancement is essential for the nursing profession's continued growth. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - July 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Kechi Iheduru ‐Anderson Tags: RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

A concept analysis of obstetric violence in the United States of America
AbstractThe aim is to clarify the concept of “obstetric violence in the United States of America.” Obstetric violence (OV) is a poorly defined and rarely applied concept in the United States that causes significant harm and requires recognition. The design is a concept analysis to examine the structure and function of OV in the United Stat es. An English language literature review with no date restrictions was performed using CINAHL, PubMed, and Google search. The search was expanded to the related terms “birth rape” and “birth trauma.” The concept analysis was conducted using the method...
Source: Nursing Forum - July 7, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lorraine M. Garcia Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

The influence of the oncology ‐focused transgender‐simulated patient simulation on nursing students' cultural competence development
AbstractBackgroundDisparities experienced by transgender patients, especially in cancer care, leads to poorer outcomes and overall health. Simulation, using transgender simulated patients (SPs) with a focus on cancer care can be an effective way to foster cultural competence nursing education.MethodsGuided by the National League for Nursing (NLN)/Jeffries Simulation Theory and Cultural Competence and Confidence Model, this grant funded pretest (n = 48) and posttest (n = 41) comparison group, quasi‐experimental study aimed to understand changes in students' transcultural self‐efficacy (TSE) f...
Source: Nursing Forum - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Eda Ozkara San Tags: RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

RWJF's future of nursing's campaign for action: A content analysis of social determinants of health activities
This study describes nursing activities in the BHC action area relative to the six initial FoN core action areas and assesses the extent to which nursing actions in the BHC action area align with public health conceptions of the SDOH. A content analysis wa s conducted of the RWJF's Campaign issue blog posts on 51 state Action Coalition websites from January 2011 to August 2018. Results demonstrate a decline in blog posts among the six FoN action areas over time compared to an increase in the BHC action area. BHC blog posts of nursing activities includ ed predominantly stories and events, with few interventions. Although th...
Source: Nursing Forum - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Mary K. Canales, Denise J. Drevdahl, Shawn M. Kneipp Tags: RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Perception and opinion of nursing faculties regarding advocacy role: A qualitative research
Conclusion: It was emphasized that nurse academics regarded advocacy as an ethical obligation and saw it from a broad perspective including social justice, that changing health system has increased the importance of advocacy role in nursing, that the personality characteristics of prospective nurses are important, and that nursing education should be improved in terms of advocacy. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - June 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Belgin Ak ın, Şerife Kurşun Tags: RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Resistance to change: A concept analysis
AbstractThe purpose of this concept analysis is to explore the concept of resistance and provide an operational definition for nurse leaders. While resistance has been deemed a major barrier to the implementation of successful practice change in popular literature, specific evidence as to how it is a barrier within health care organizations is lacking. The Walker and Avant model of concept analysis was used to analyze the concept of resistance. Literature searches utilized the Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PsychARTICLES, and Google scholar. Resistance is defined as an individual's beha...
Source: Nursing Forum - June 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Briony M. DuBose, Ann M. Mayo Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Rigor in PhD dissertation research
This article reviews the concept of rigor in research, the rationale for rigor, various approaches that increase rigor, and the associated concepts that strengthen a research study. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - June 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Petra Goodman, Rebecca C. Robert, Joyce E. Johnson Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Emotional distancing in nursing: A concept analysis
ConclusionEmotional distancing can enable health ‐related workers to protect the mental health of nurses while also providing best nursing care to patients. This helps reduce emotional labor and maintain nurses' professionalism. Further research is needed to develop a specific tool that can identify the circumstances and how healthcare workers c an implement this strategy in practice. Emotional distancing is an important term that requires conceptual analysis as a coping strategy to protect the mental health of nurses while also serving the best nursing care to patients. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - June 7, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jiyeon Kim, Sunho Kim, MiKyong Byun Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Employing design thinking methods in nursing to improve patient outcomes
AbstractNurses are in a key position between the patient, provider, and the health care system. This position provides them with valuable insight into problems and potential solutions in health care, yet there is little recorded involvement of nurses in product or service development. A five ‐step process called design thinking has proven successful across multiple settings to generate meaningful solutions that provide value to those directly impacted by a problem. The purpose of this study is to describe the process of design thinking and review how it can be used by nurses for the c reation of products and services tha...
Source: Nursing Forum - June 4, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lindsey Roddy, Michele Polfuss Tags: REVIEW MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Correlates of psychiatric staff's attitude toward coercion and their sociodemographic characteristics
ConclusionThe more years of experience in the field of psychiatric nursing the more positive attitude toward coercion. Moreover, working with male psychiatric patients and in acute psychiatric units increase the risk of coercive measures use. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - June 4, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Obay A. Al ‐Maraira, Ferial A. Hayajneh Tags: RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

The use of faculty policy teams for advancing policy advocacy and colleagueship
This article discusses the team approach to policy advocacy activity and outlines key steps in the policy process. Strategies for overcoming barriers when merging academic and advocacy responsibilities are identified. An example of a college of nursing faculty policy team that utilized nursing presence and their combined intellectual, social, and political capital is provided. In this example, the policy team influences policy discussions on issues impacting both the university community and citizens throughout the state. The strategies provided and the policy process steps discussed are applicable to policy changes at the...
Source: Nursing Forum - June 1, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Yvonne M. Smith, Kimberly A. Cleveland, Jason Fisher, Carolyn Kleman Tags: GENERAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Examining professional values among nursing students during education: A comparative study
ConclusionsIt can be concluded that nursing education has a significant effect on development of professional values, especially in the basic training phase, and there is a need to emphasize the application and practice of nursing values, particularly caring, activism, and justice, in theoretical courses. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Gizelle Green Tags: RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Operationalizing a simulation program: Practical information for leadership
AbstractFailure to ensure organizational readiness for curricular integration of simulation can result in a costly and ineffective simulation program. Organizational leaders who are aware of the principles of changemaker leadership and specific operational considerations are best positioned to ensure a quality simulation program. To assist these leaders, this article provides practical information derived from dissection of the Standard of Best Practice: SimulationSM: Operations, including topics of strategic planning, financial resources, expert personnel, resource management systems, policies and procedures, and systems ...
Source: Nursing Forum - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Tonya A. Schneidereith, Kim Leighton, Colette Foisy ‐Doll Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Food insecurity among nursing students: A mixed methods study
ConclusionUniversity leadership, College of Nursing administrators, and nursing faculty should be aware of food insecurity among their students and identify strategies to assess and decrease this issue. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - May 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Katheryn Bydalek, Susan G. Williams, Sharon M. Fruh, Brook M. Sims, Jillian McCardle, Leigh A. Minchew, Rebecca J. Graves, John Casey Elkins, Loretta Jones, Scott Sittig Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Caring behaviors of male nurses: A descriptive qualitative study of patients' perspectives
ConclusionThese findings delineated five tangible caring behaviors that patients expect from the male nurses who care for them. It suggests that patients have specific expectations from their male nurses for providing effective nursing care. The male nurses can foster these behaviors to enhance their relationships with their patients. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Amara Sundus, Ahtisham Younas Tags: RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT Source Type: research

Progressing toward specialty certification as the National Standard for Nursing
AbstractNursing specialty certification is an objective measure that assures the public that nurses demonstrate the highest level of professional knowledge in their field. Many nurses do not seek specialty certification, as evidenced by low certification rates. In this creative controversy article, we build a case that progressing toward nursing specialty certification as a national standard will increase overall nursing professionalism while better preparing nurses to meet the needs of their specialty patient populations and the changing health care system. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - May 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Christopher H. Stucky, Joshua A. Wymer Tags: CREATIVE CONTROVERSY Source Type: research

Risk perception of developing diabetes: A concept analysis
ConclusionsThis concept analysis increases clarity of a multidimensional concept, providing a basis for validity for measurements. Consideration of antecedents for perceived diabetes risk will be important as related to diabetes prevention efforts. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - May 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Angelina P. Nguyen Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Application of condition ‐based maintenance in health care: A concept analysis
AbstractChronic illness burdens individuals, organizations and society, costing the US $3.5 trillion annually. Transposed from the engineering industry, condition ‐based maintenance is a novel concept that holds great promise for alleviating this burden by enhancing current health care delivery methods. Aims of this concept analysis include, (a) develop an operational definition for the term condition‐based maintenance and (b) discuss the applicability an d effectiveness of condition‐based maintenance as applied to health care. A search of engineering and health care literature was completed. The search term “c...
Source: Nursing Forum - May 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Lindsey J. Ryan Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Issue Information
Nursing Forum, Volume 55, Issue 2, Page 75-81, April/June 2020. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - April 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Chronic and acute fatigue and intershift recovery in undergraduate nursing students working 12 or 6 ‐hour faculty‐supervised clinical shifts
ConclusionsNo differences in chronic/acute fatigue or intershift recovery between a 12 ‐hour clinical shift or two 6‐hour clinical shifts were found. Nursing students preferred the one 12‐hour clinical shift. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - April 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Linnea Fletcher, Brenda Buffington, Janine Overcash Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Relapse to substance use: A concept analysis
This study aimed to (a) clarify the meaning of relapse and (b) present a comprehensive definition of relapse vis‐à‐vis substance use. Walker and Avant's method of concept analysis was followed to analyze the relapse using CINAHL, PsychINFO, and PubMed databases. Three key attributes of relapse were identified: (a) interruption of abstinence, (b) vulnerability to uncontrollable substance‐related behavior and/or cues, (c) a transition to potential progression or reg ression. Antecedents and consequences of attributes were identified, followed by the construction of the model and additional cases. Relapse is defi...
Source: Nursing Forum - April 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Seol Ju Esther Moon, Heeyoung Lee Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Safe clinical practice in pre ‐licensure nursing students: A concept analysis
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to provide a concept analysis for safe clinical practice for pre ‐licensure nursing students. Safe clinical practice is crucial to creating a safe environment. Defining the concept of safe clinical practice is important. Walker and Avant's concept analysis approach was used. Cumulative index to Nursing and Allied Health, Business Source Elite, Education Resourc es Information Center, and PsycINFO were searched for literature on safe clinical practice. The key words “student,” “safety,” “performance,” and “unsafe student” were used. From a re...
Source: Nursing Forum - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Sara McPherson, M. Cecilia Wendler Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Patient engagement in the nonclinical setting: A concept analysis
ConclusionThe concept of patient engagement carries with it, a long journey of milestones and learning, yet continues to lack clarity. Obtaining conceptual clarity is a necessary step to developing reliable methods of measuring the actual contribution of patient engagement in health care system improvements. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - April 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Tammy Rooke, Abe Oudshoorn Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Strategies for progression in a PhD nursing program within a transition  model
ConclusionIt is important to note the early phases of transition and need for success strategies in these specific phases of transition. PhD nursing students are in a strategic position to positively influence the PhD pipeline by providing personal reflections that inform future PhD nursing students as well as PhD nursing programs. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - April 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Christa Jones ‐Hooker, Suja Davis, Sara Griffith, Elizabeth Mizelle, Lori Hubbard, Kent Dickerson, Elaine S. Scott Tags: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL Source Type: research

Should we use preceptorships in undergraduate nursing education?
ConclusionDespite their popularity, there is a lack of robust evidence surrounding preceptorships and the motivations for using this model remain questionable. Future study is needed so preceptorships are implemented according to evidence ‐based teaching practices and not clouded by inappropriate motivations. The author challenges readers to question their practices and work to positively contribute to the science and practice of nursing education. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - April 7, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jennifer Chicca Tags: CREATIVE CONTROVERSY Source Type: research

Tell Me A Story: Promoting resiliency in military children with a bibliotherapy intervention
AbstractPurposeResearch demonstrates the complex effect of the military lifestyle on children of military members. Problem behaviors can manifest in military children as young as 6 years old (eg, physical violence). Some military children have better outcomes (ie, resiliency). These differences in outcomes are not fully understood; literature agrees that parent's interaction with their children predicts resiliency. Nurses can utilize resiliency interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of families. Tell Me A Story (TMAS), a bibliotherapy intervention, role models for parents reading with their children, using story...
Source: Nursing Forum - April 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Katherine Marie Conover Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Professional identity: A concept analysis
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to give clarity to the concept of professional identity, drawing from health ‐related fields to help provide a common language and understanding for research and practice. Professional identity, professionalism, professional socialization, and other related terms are often used without a clear definition or with conflicting definitions. This can lead to misunderstandings a nd assumptions that complicate research and confuse educators and professionals in guiding novice members. Concept analysis. Initially, 737 articles were identified by searching CINAHL, PubMed Central, Google Schola...
Source: Nursing Forum - April 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Anita Fitzgerald Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Implementation of a clinical practice guideline in a primary care setting for the prevention and management of obesity in adults
AbstractOver two ‐thirds of American adults have obesity or overweight, increasing the risk of comorbidities, mortality, and healthcare costs. Despite this growing issue, screening and counseling for an unhealthy weight are not common in primary care and clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for prevention and manag ement of obesity are underutilized. Following the stepwise approach outlined in the Registered Nurses’ Association of OntarioToolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines, theInstitute for Clinical Systems Improvement: Prevention and Management of Obesity for Adults were implemented in a primary car...
Source: Nursing Forum - April 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Chelsea Rust, Richard M. Prior, Melissa Stec Tags: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT Source Type: research

A commentary on Griggs, Baker, and Chiodo (2019) ‘Nursing student perceptions of hope in children: A qualitative descriptive study’
Nursing Forum, EarlyView. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - March 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Zaida Charepe, S ílvia Caldeira Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

A Critique of Spurlock and Phelan's article, “Accuracy and Completeness Are Required: A Response to Dreher et al.” (2019)
Nursing Forum, EarlyView. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - March 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Heyward Michael Dreher, Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, James Schreiber Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor re: Dreher, H.M., Smith Glasgow, M.E., and Schreiber, J. entitled “The use of 'high stakes testing' in nursing education: Rhetoric or rigor?” (July 2019) and Spurlock, D.R., and Phelan, J.'s letter to the editor, entitled “Accuracy and completeness are required: A response to Dreher et al” (October 2019)
Nursing Forum, EarlyView. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - March 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Morrison, Ainslie Nibert Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Developing nurse leaders: Toward a theory of authentic leadership empowerment
ConclusionsTALE offers nurse leaders, nursing professional development practitioners, and other stakeholders concerned with developing authentic leaders a holistic theoretical framework to understand leadership development at the individual level while also accounting for the importance of contextual influences. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - March 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Dennis P. Doherty, Susan M. Hunter Revell Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Right care: Improving timeliness and promoting preventive health in a lower socioeconomic reproductive health clinic
ConclusionsStandardized tools and processes improved primary prevention opportunities at a local health department while reducing patient cycle time. The tools improved documentation of intent to exclusively breastfeed, increased preventive care identification, and streamlined the discharge process; while demonstrating a systems ‐level gap for long‐term follow‐up. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - March 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Michelle G. Stucky, Diana Jolles, Christopher H. Stucky Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effects of sweet orange aromatherapy on pain and anxiety during needle insertion among patients undergoing hemodialysis: A quasi ‐experimental study
ConclusionThe sweet orange aromatherapy can be effective in reducing pain and anxiety. Thus, this can be used by nurses as an alternative and complementary approach to reduce both pain and anxiety in painful procedures like needle insertion. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - March 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ma. Catherine Grace Mendoza Reyes, Ma. Corrine Grace Mendoza Reyes, Krystal Gale Lastrella Ribay, Emmanuel Dayao Paragas Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Caring for patients in the end ‐of‐life from the perspective of undergraduate nursing students
ConclusionThe UNS creates a relationship with the patient and their family. To be knowledgeable about the patient's physical and psychosocial needs means that the UNS can support the patient in the end ‐of‐life phase. Being close to the patient and the family results in an intensity of emotions in the care situation. The UNS can receive support from their colleagues during processing their emotions and creating an experience from their encounters with patients in end‐of‐life care. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - March 16, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Anna Abelsson, Anna Willman Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Concept of overweight bias among healthcare professionals: An evolutionary concept analysis
AbstractThe aim of this concept analysis was to identify the attributes of overweight bias among healthcare providers (HCPs) and create a clear definition to guide the recognition of overweight bias among HCPs. Settings within the healthcare system are not exempt from bias and the stigmatization of persons with obesity. Overweight bias among HCPs may negatively impact health care and health outcomes. Rodger's evolutionary method was used to guide this concept analysis. The databases CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO wer...
Source: Nursing Forum - March 4, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Suzanne Hyer, Norma E. Conner Tags: CONCEPT ANALYSIS Source Type: research

Clinical nurses' encounters of feeling disrespected: A phenomenological study
AbstractThe purpose of this inquiry was to explore the lived experience of clinical nurses' encounters with feeling disrespected. This phenomenological study used a hermeneutic approach to interview seven registered professional nurses who self ‐identified as feeling disrespected. All participants have worked in the clinical areas for at least 2 years. A phenomenological approach utilizing Giorgi's method was used to analyze the data, interpret and reflect on the findings for this study. The Parse method was used as a guiding paradigm. N ew knowledge about feeling disrespected contributes to nursing science and may help ...
Source: Nursing Forum - February 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Nadine Donahue Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Professional identity and hospital ‐based registered nurses: A phenomenological study
AbstractIntroductionNurses continue to struggle to define their role as professionals in the hospital ‐setting often being represented in media as less competent than other health care providers. Paradoxically, an annual poll of the public consistently identifies nursing as the most trusted profession. This dichotomy of simultaneously being considered incompetent yet holding a high level of trust leads nurses to question their own professional identity. A gap exists in the literature about the professional identity of nurses who work directly with patients in the hospital environment.MethodologyTherefore, the aim of this...
Source: Nursing Forum - February 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Tullamora T. Landis, Billie M. Severtsen, Michele R. Shaw, Carrie E. Holliday Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Registered nurse education in primary care: Barriers and resolutions
ConclusionsNursing education must align with transforming healthcare models while anticipating potential barriers and resolutions to enhancing curriculum with primary care nursing education and clinical experiences. This article provides insight for other academic institutions interested in developing primary care curriculum and academic ‐clinic partnership models to foster community‐based primary care clinical experiences. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - February 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Watkins, Judy Neubrander Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Assessment of a patient ‐centered initiative to improve hypertension management for adults with comorbid type 2 diabetes at a free clinic in the rural south
AbstractBackgroundHypertension is the most modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Low levels of adherence to medication regimens, positive health behaviors, and ideal metric goals are associated with low rates of morbidity and mortality, impaired physical function, and frailty.AimThis quality improvement study sought to assess whether a program of patient and provider education, combined with a decision aid (DA) designed to increase shared decision making, would improve (a) patient knowledge about hypertension management, (b) provider adherence to prescription guidelines for the management of hypertension, (c) ...
Source: Nursing Forum - February 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Sandra S. Yamane, Jennie C. De Gagne, Alysse Riggs, George D. Kimberly, Martha Holye Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The effectiveness of assertiveness training program on psychological wellbeing and work engagement among novice psychiatric nurses
ConclusionsThis single ‐group feasibility study demonstrated that assertiveness training for novice nurses seems feasible. It may achieve a favorable outcome in developing assertiveness skills and improving psychological wellbeing.RecommendationsFurther randomized controlled trials with more extended follow ‐up periods are required. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - February 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Enas Mahrous Abdelaziz, Iman Abdelmotelb Diab, Marwa Mohamed Ahmed Ouda, Nadia Bassiouni Elsharkawy, Fadia Ahmed Abdelkader Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Obstetric simulation in undergraduate nursing education: An integrative review
ConclusionThe use of obstetric simulation in an undergraduate nursing program has a positive effect on the level of self ‐confidence, anxiety, critical thinking‐self‐efficacy, psychomotor skills, and level of anxiety. (Source: Nursing Forum)
Source: Nursing Forum - February 7, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ayse Akalin, Sevil Sahin Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research