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The Experiences of Irish Nurse Lecturers Role Transition from Clinician to Educator
Described in this study are the experiences of six clinical nurses in Ireland who have transi-tioned to the role of nurse lecturer. Semi-structured interviews were used to gather data from these novice nurse lecturers. ...
Oncology nurses descriptions of intimacy with patients: mirroring Edith Stein s phenomenological conceptualisation of empathy.
This paper highlights the relevance of Edith Stein's philosophy on empathy in understanding oncology nurses' expressions of intimacy with their patients, as revealed from narratives in an interpretive phenomenological study.
Assessment of the older person in the community.
(Irish Nurses Association, 2006-10)
As the worlds demographics continue to change and as the life expectancy levels continue to rise, it is clear that as healthcare professionals we will be faced with meeting the needs of more and more over 65year olds who ...
Care planning in long-stay care of the older person
Every time that the author walks into a different long-stay care of the older person unit it is found that the staff are struggling with care plan introduction. Healthcare professionals are constantly looking for clarification ...
Living with a diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer: patients’ lived experiences
(Mark Allen Healthcare, 2009-12-01)
The aim of this study was to explore patients’ experience of living with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients diagnosed with NSCLC know that their treatment is not with curative intent and can expect distressing ...
Providing comfort to patients in their palliative care trajectory: experiences of female nurses working in an acute setting
(Mark Allen Healthcare, 2009-03-01)
This study aims to explore the lived experience of nurses who provide comfort to palliative care patients in an acute setting in a small urban hospital in the west of Ireland. A qualitative approach using Gadamerian ...
Mental health consequences of child sexual abuse
(Mark Allen Healthcare, 2008)
Survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA) can experience a variety of long-term mental health effects on their life trajectory, which brings them to the attention of mental health services. It is vital that the mental health ...
Patients' satisfaction with a nurse-led oncology service
(Mark Allen Healthcare, 2005-10)
This study reports the findings of a quantitative study determining the satisfaction levels of patients attending a nurse led oncology day ward. A random sample of one hundred patients was surveyed using an adapted version ...
The meaning of nurse-patient intimacy in oncology care settings: from the nurse and patient perspective
This paper reports the findings of a study exploring the meaning of nurse-patient intimacy in oncology care settings. An interpretive phenomenological design was adopted. A total of 23 oncology nurses and 30 oncology ...
Reducing the likelihood of falls in older people
(RCN Publishing, 2004-08-18)
Background Falls are a serious health concern for older people and an important issue for nurses. Many factors contribute to the causes of falls. Various combinations of these factors have been incorporated in the fall ...