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Review Article 

Navigating Evidence Based Practice: A Guide for Nursing Students

Lissa Gagnon

Abstract

Nurses have, as part of their professional standards, an obligation to be able to explain and support their clinical decisions on the basis of evidence-based practice (EBP). For example, in Ontario, the regulatory body entitled the College of Nurses of Ontario makes reference to EBP as the first listed indicator for each of two of its practice standards.

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Original Article 

The Coping with the Oppressed Feelings Program: A Pilot Feasibility Study for Employed Female Caregivers of Aging Parents

Yumi Hashizume

Abstract

Thousands of older, Japanese adults are cared for by employed female family members. In 2016, 27% (34 million) of the population was over 65 years of age, and approximately 18% (6 million) were care receivers. An estimated 2.9 million women are home-based family caregivers, and 32% of these women (931,300) are middle-aged. The desire for employment among married woman has increased, and 75% or more of the female workforce comprises women aged 45-54 years old.

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Review Article 

Importance of Web-Based Education in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Berna Nilgun Ozgursoy Uran, Yasemin Yıldırım, Fisun Senuzun Aykar and Belkıs Unsal

Abstract

Patient education is a learning process which intends to determine the problems about health, to bring the health improvement behavior and to make a person in a state of exact well-being. There are many learning options for patient education. Patient education programs which have been conducted face to face until a few years ago are now conducted in a widespread way thanks to the developments in technology.

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Research Article 

Perception of Nursing Staff towards Disclosure of Adverse Events

Ghee Hian Limeli, Min Tun Win, Neo Soon Keow, Preetha Ramachandran and Choon Bin Wee

Abstract

The patients and their relatives today are well educated and have better awareness of their medical conditions and rights. This narrowed information and knowledge gap between the patients and the healthcare workers have increased the expectation that they be informed of any adverse events in a truthful and timely manner.

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Research Article 

Effects of a Self-Report Workbook Intervention on Cancer Patients' Empowerment within the Context of Patient Education

Vaartio-Rajalin Heli, Puukka Pauli, Leino-Kilpi Helena and Berger Christina

Abstract

The aim of this article is to describe the empowering outcomes of a patient education intervention using a self-report workbook with the focus on patients' self-perceived knowledge expectations and satisfaction with the patient education during the critical moments of cancer illness trajectory.

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Commentary 

Ethics of Behavior: Expressions to Say Otherwise Our Behavior in the Palliative Care Area Said

Bernard TROUDE

Abstract

The highly digitized and highly programmed period obliges all individuals to squander the sense of all social values because of the profitability and the means granted to it alone and not to the human being, to the form of life continuously imprinted with "marketing".

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Research Article 

Minimum Sample Size Requirements for a Validation Study of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

Colin R Martin and Caroline J Hollins Martin

Abstract

The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is a theoretically anchored and easy to administer multi-dimensional measure of the birth satisfaction construct. The use of the BSS-R Internationally has led to an increasing number of translation and validation studies being conducted.

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Review Article 

Improving Tissue Integrity in Intensive Care Unit Patients

Stacie Hearell and Jessica Naber

Abstract

Throughout clinical experiences in western Kentucky intensive care units, it has been observed that critically ill patients are not receiving fully implemented skin care practice according to hospital and company policy.

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Research Article 

Woman's Experience of Childbirth: Qualitative Analysis from Data Derived from the 30-Item-Birth-Satisfaction-Scale

Susan Procter, Caroline J Hollins Martin, Derek Larkin and Colin R Martin

Abstract

Birth satisfaction encompasses a woman's evaluation of her birth experience and includes factors such as her appraisal of the quality of care she received, a personal assessment of how she coped, and her reconstructions of what happened on that particular day. Her accounts may be accurate or skewed, yet correspond with her perceived reality of how events unfolded.

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RESEARCH ARTICLE 

Cognitive Age and Usability of Health Website among Older Adults

Meriam Caboral-Stevens

Abstract

Chronological age is widely used in the literature as an objective measure. Age is more than a physical state; it is also a state of mind. Cognitive age refers to how a person perceives their age to be. Evidence has shown that attitudes and behaviors to the use of technology are critically linked with the user's age. Older adults are the fastest growing internet users.

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RESEARCH ARTICLE 

Managing Oral Health: Knowledge and Perceptions of California Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Eileen K Fry-Bowers and Paul Gavaza

Abstract

In 2000, the United States (U.S.) Surgeon General's Report identified dental disease as a silent epidemic and linked an individual's oral health to their overall health and well-being. Shortly there after, a public-private partnership, A National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health, was developed for the purpose of integrating efforts to facilitate improvement of the nation's health through oral health activities. Subsequent reports, as well as the inclusion of oral health as one of the Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators continue to affirm the significance of oral health as an important population health matter.

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