08 November 2021 Blogs, Academic, Community College, Public, Faculty

Editors’ Picks for Nursing Faculty

Trends in nursing education, skills, theory, mental health and more

By Kelly A. Latham, Editor

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Coordinating Clinical Rotations During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
The outbreak of COVID-19 caused havoc in the medical, social and education arenas. Healthcare facilities closed clinical training sites. Nursing students scheduled for clinical rotations were suddenly removed from assigned sites. Faculty devised creative and innovative strategies to provide clinical alternatives to face-to-face clinical hours.
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Preparing Nursing Students for Diverse Populations
This article discusses how to improve undergraduate nursing student and educator intercultural knowledge and competencies by implementing an academic systems change. Many organizations have diversity and inclusion guidelines and initiatives for healthcare providers. These guidelines determine culturally competent care, which has a direct impact on care given, the care received and overall outcomes.
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Effective Communication in Nursing Practice
Effective communication is central to the provision of compassionate, high-quality nursing care. This article focuses on core communication skills, their definitions, and the positive outcomes that result when applied to practice. Nurses and students reading this article will be encouraged to develop a more conscious style of communicating with patients, with the aim of improving health outcomes and patient satisfaction.
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The Respiratory System (Video)
Nurses often serve as the eyes and ears of the patient’s healthcare team, as they have the most frequent direct and prolonged contact. This contact is a primary reason it is important for nurses to be highly adept at patient assessment. This video demonstrates and describes a step-by-step approach to assessing the respiratory system.
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A Foundational Analysis of Dorothea Orem’s Self-Care Theory and Evaluation of Its Significance for Nursing Practice and Research
In-depth understanding of the ontological and epistemological assumptions of nursing theories can be achieved through theory analysis. Several theory analysis criteria have been proposed but there are limited examples of actual analysis of these assumptions. This article presents an analysis of the ontological and epistemological assumptions of Dorothea Orem’s selfcare theory and evaluates its significance for nursing practice and research.
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Integrating Nursing Theory and Process into Practice; Virginia Henderson’s Need Theory
The application of nursing theories into clinical practice varies. But addressing the needs of patients is crucial in providing quality care. There is minimal local literature regarding theory application into practice in Pakistan. This paper elaborates on the application of nursing theory into a clinical setting and addresses the gap between theory and practice. It also illustrates a case study that integrates Virginia Henderson’s need theory and nursing theory process.
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Nursing & Mental Health in Video: Natalie and Adolescent Depression (Video)
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders nurses may encounter – whether in a primary care setting, emergency room, medical or psychiatric setting or elsewhere. These essential visual examples will prepare nurses and students to better assess, diagnose and manage depression in patients. Faculty can easily integrate these brief videos (ranging from two to 22 minutes) within lectures, discussion groups, tests and distance-learning programs.
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Securing Preceptorship: Challenges and Strategies to Overcome It
With an overall increase in nursing program enrollment – particularly nurse practitioner programs – combined with facilities’ COVID restrictions, securing clinical preceptors has become a daunting task for many students. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), student enrollment in the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral nursing programs increased in 2020 despite the pandemic.
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Supporting Patients with Serious Mental Illness During Physical Health Treatment
People with serious mental illness are more likely to experience severe health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and stroke, and are likely to die earlier than the general population. This article explores the reasons for such disparities, using a case study approach to outline the ways that general nurses can support people with serious mental illnesses when they access general healthcare services.
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