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The Experience of Male Nursing Students PURPOSE: To explore the experience of male nursing students in a baccalaureate nursing program. METHODS: This study used a qualitative approach with content analysis. Written narratives in response to open-ended questions were analyzed. Lincoln and Guba's guidelines were followed. SETTING AND POPULATION: This study took two academic years to complete, at a baccalaureate nursing program in the northeast United States. It consisted of 23 male undergraduate nursing students who had completed three clinical nursing courses. FINDINGS: Five themes emerged from the data analysis: staying focused, opinions matter, I want to be "a nurse," relationships, and looking ahead.

Nursing Forum

2016 DeVito, Josephine
Nurses' Attitudes, Clinical Experience, and Practice Issues With Use of Physical Restraints in Critical Care Units BACKGROUND: Physical restraints are more likely to be used in critical care units than in other hospital units because use of invasive procedures and mechanical ventilation is more common in critical care units. Initiation and maintenance of physical restraint devices is largely a nursing responsibility. Previous clinical experience is a variable often suggested to be related to intensive care nurses' use of physical restraints.

American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

2016 Stinson, Kristi J.
Mortality Risk of Antipsychotic Dose and Duration in Nursing Home Residents with Chronic or Acute Indications OBJECTIVES: To examine disease-specific associations between antipsychotic dose and duration and all-cause mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A 5% random sample of Medicare beneficiaries who had a Minimum Data Set 2.0 clinical assessment completed between 2007 and 2009. PARTICIPANTS: Three mutually exclusive cohorts of new antipsychotic users with evidence of severe mental illness (SMI, n = 5,621); dementia with behavioral symptoms (dementia + behavior) without SMI (n = 1,090); or delirium only without SMI or dementia + behavior (n = 2,100) were identified.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

2016 Lucas, Judith
Facilitating Social Integration for People With Severe Mental Illness Served by Assertive Community Treatment PURPOSE: This article explores the experience of workers on Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams surrounding their efforts to facilitate social integration for their clients. DESIGN AND METHODS: Sixteen workers were individually interviewed and eight additional workers participated in two focus groups. FINDINGS: The formation of caring relationships between worker and client was an important first step towards social integration for ACT clients. Community activities offer opportunities for social interaction. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The frequency of community based activities should be increased. Social integration should be a targeted focus of service by structurally embedding a social integration specialist onto the ACT model.

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

2016 Sturm, Bonnie A.
Curriculum vitae: An important tool for the nurse practitioner Advanced practice nurses (APNs) should maintain a curriculum vitae (CV) that comprehensively reflects the individual's work and professional accomplishments. This article guides APNs through best practices for development of a CV. Tips are offered to help guide the content, format, and maintenance of the CV.

Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

2016 Roberts, Mary Ellen 
Algorithm for Identifying Nursing Home Days Using Medicare Claims and Minimum Data Set Assessment Data BACKGROUND: No consensus exists about methods of measuring nursing home (NH) length-of-stay for Medicare beneficiaries to identify long-stay and short-stay NH residents. OBJECTIVES: To develop an algorithm measuring NH days of stay to differentiate between residents with long and short stay (≥101 and <101 consecutive days, respectively) and to compare the algorithm with Minimum Data Set (MDS) alone and Medicare claims data. RESEARCH DESIGN: We linked 2006-2009 MDS assessments to Medicare Part A skilled nursing facility (SNF) data. This algorithm determined the daily NH stay evidence by MDS and SNF dates.

Medical Care



Judith A.

Does Childbirth Education Make a Difference? Childbirth education is designed to help women access accurate and up to date information about childbirth and make informed decisions about their care. Exposure to evidence based information about maternity care practices should assist women to make informed decisions that are based on that evidence. Evidence based childbirth education should ultimately affect outcomes but there is a dearth of research that looks at the outcomes of childbirth education. This editorial suggests that this research is long overdue.

The Journal of Perinatal Education

2016 Lothian, Judith A.
Predictors of Breastfeeding Confidence in the Early Postpartum Period Objective To identify factors related to breastfeeding self-efficacy, an important psychological variable in sustained breastfeeding, in the postpartum period.

Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing

2016 Hinic, Katherine
Validation of the Nurses' Perception of Patient Rounding Scale: An Exploratory Study of the Influence of Shift Work on Nurses' Perception of Patient Rounding Hourly rounds have re-emerged as standard practice among nurses in acute care settings, and there is the need to identify nurses' perceptions regarding this practice. The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore nurses' perception of the required practice of patient rounding, to examine the influence of nurses' shift on nurses' perception of round practice, and to provide additional psychometric support for the Nurses' Perception of Patient Rounding Scale (NPPRS).

Orthopaedic Nursing

2016 Neville, Kathleen
Implementation of quiet time for noise reduction on a medical-surgical unit The objective of this evidence-based investigation is to determine the efficacy of a quiet-time intervention to reduce noise in the hospital setting.

Journal of Nursing Administration

2016 Neville, Kathleen
Exploring nurses' personal dignity, global self-esteem and work satisfaction This study examines nurses' perceptions of dignity in themselves and their work. Nurses commonly assert concern for human dignity as a component of the patients' experience rather than a necessary in the nurses' own lives or in the loves of others in the workplace. This study is exploratory and generates potential relationships for further study and theory generation in nursing.

Nursing Ethics

2016 Sturm, Bonnie