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  • Are Canadian Nurse Practitioners here to stay?
    Yureve Govind, MD, MBA
    This paper outlines articles that take a closer look into the role of NPs in the Canadian health care system, and how their roles have evolved in response to an ever-changing health care environment.
  • Views of a New Graduate Nurse: The Value of Mentorship
    Barbara Robinson
    A brief overview of one nurse's struggles as a new graduate nurse and the importance of improving the working environment for new nurse graduates.
  • Quiet Servant
    Deborah J. Camak ,MSN,RNC
    A poem dedicated to the service of community health nurses.
    Principal Author: Cik Norfidah Binti Mohamad Contributing Author(s) 1. Zaleha Binti Mohd Hashim 2. Umi Kalsom Binti Ibrahim 3. Nordiana Binti Borhan Designation PA Head, Department of Nursing CA1. Registered Nurse CA2. Registered Nurse CA3. Registered Nurse Principal Author Tel. No: +6019 2413108 Principal Author-email address: [email protected]
    Abstract Background: Obesity and overweight are more frequent in workers working in shift and psychological distress increased among working women in Malaysia. A supportive manager and a flexible working time are linked with a decrease of the conflicts between family and work. Objectives: The purpose of the research was to investigate the patterns of eating habit and its relationship factors, with focus on psychological factor among nurses. Methods: A study of 100 nurses was conducted in medical-surgical wards of a public hospital. Data was collected using a cross sectional study using a convenience sampling (non probability). A self-administered questionnaire on eating habits was used, and analyzed using SPSS (version 21). Results: A majority of (89%) participants was from a female group while a number of male participants are only (11%). Majority (86%) responded they ate because of feeling happy followed by eating because of feeling lonely (80%) and most of them did not perceived that they have a healthy eating habits (53%). Conclusions: The findings indicated that employers need to identify physical workload that is acceptable to avoid risks of unhealthy eating habits and monitor the availability of healthy food in the worksite. Keywords: Eating habits,Psychological Factors, working in shifts.
  • I Quit My RN Job Yesterday 
    by Linda Ritter, RN
    Time and time again changes were thrust on us and made to sound as if they were the answers to all our problems, when, in reality, they created more problems and basically cured nothing.
  • Implication of Foreign-Educated Nurses on United States Nursing Collegiality
    Dr. Judy Williams, Ph.D., RNC
    The United States (U.S.) has repeatedly experienced a shortage of qualified registered nurses, a situation, which is capable of deteriorating further in view of the U.S. aging population (Clark, Stewart, & Clark, 2006).
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Brings its National Nurse Leadership Skill-building Program to Texas
    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) expands its hospital-based nurse leadership and innovation training program to a fourth region with the addition of eight Austin-area hospitals. AACN Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy is designed to empower bedside nurses as clinician leaders and change agents whose initiatives measurably improve the quality of patient care with bottom-line impact to the hospital.
  • Are New Graduate Nurses Being Taught About the Importance of Nursing Rounds? 
    by Megan Halacy, Student Nurse and Edith Claros, APRN BC Assistant Professor of Nursing Massachusetts College of Pharmacy School of Nursing
    This study helps to determine if new graduate nurses have any knowledge about nursing rounds and if they are using nursing rounds as a way to organize their practice.
  • Managing Diabetic Patients on Dialysis: The Nurse and Practitioners Role in Multidisciplinary Team Essentials 
    By: Dr. Gary D. Goldberg, PhD Clinical Professor of Medical Education, and Consultant Angeles College of Nursing, Los Angeles, California
    The chronic state of diabetes mellitus (DM) mainly type II, is an increasingly common cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in all countries, accounting for 51% of dialysis patients in the U.S. and 39% in Europe. Patient survival is much worse than for non-diabetic patients, with a large proportion of patients dying within the first 3 months of dialysis (excluded from USRDS data). In North America, chronic diabetes (e.g., poorly controlled), has shown as a major cause of death associated with cardiovascular diseases. Usually the outcome is better for transplanted patients.
  • Master vs. Apprentice 
    Lauren Golding, BScN Year 4 University of Ottawa/Algonquin College
    It has come to my recent attention that there is a large deficit in mentoring new graduate nurses as they enter the workforce. The development of healthy working relationships for new graduate nurses is something that is overlooked. Everyone had to have that first day on the unit or in the office when they felt scared and vulnerable. I ask you now to reflect back on your first day and how you were treated.
  • Nurse’s Legal Plight 
    by Sabrina Sniffen
    A poem...!
  • Russian Nurses after the Crimean War 
    Russian Nurses after the Crimean War Bureaucracy and Prejudice Against Nurses by Yuri Bessonov
    As it is well known, the Crimean War (1854-1856) marked the turning point in the history of nursing. The outstandingly self-sacrificing work of Florence Nightingale and 38 British nurses, who worked day and night in Turkish hospitals, providing help and necessary care to the sick and wounded soldiers, was highly praised and acknowledged in Britain. Their hard labor and efficient management in improving sanitary conditions in the army hospitals brought about a new approach to women’s participation in hospital care.
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