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A concept analysis of autonomy for older people in residential care
Aims and Objectives: To undertake a concept analysis of residential autonomy in order to identify its attributes. To reveal the antecedents and consequences of autonomy for older people in residential care and thus enable ...
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.
Methodology in conducting a systematic review of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions
Background: Hundreds of studies of maternity care interventions have been published, too many for most people involved in providing maternity care to identify and consider when making decisions. It became apparent that ...
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 ...
Weight Care Project: Health professionals' attitudes and ability to assess body weight status - Study protocol
(BioMed Central, 2011-03)
Background Health professionals working in primary care and public health have opportunities to address body weight status issues with their patients through face-to-face contact. The objectives of this all-Ireland project ...
Myeloma: making sense of a complex blood cancer
(Mark Allen Healthcare, 2010)
Myeloma is a challenging blood cancer characterized by bone destruction, hypercalcaemia, renal insufficiency and anaemia. Although myeloma remains incurable, recent advancements in treatments have resulted in significant ...
Skin injury prevention in an Irish neonatal unit: An action research study
Aim This study aimed to improve skin assessment and skincare practices for neonates in a regional neonatal setting in Ireland by the implementation of the Neonatal Tissue Viability Risk Assessment Tool. Method A ...
Concept development in nursing and midwifery: an overview of methodological approaches
Background Over the past four decades, there has been a growing focus on the resolution of conceptual problems through the process of concept development. As the focus on this area has grown, so too has the number of ...
Exploring the relationship between caring, love and intimacy in nursing
(Mark Allen Healthcare, 2004)
The paper utilises the five distinct perspectives on caring proposed by Morse et al (1990) to illustrate the relationship between love, intimacy and caring. Two distinct types of love, namely agape (altruism/charity) and ...