menu ☰
menu ˟
Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

Journals search

Working together in lifestory telling for residents in aged care facilities: A qualitative study of staff/family collaboration in aged care

Introduction: The cognitive deficits associated with dementia often preclude residents in aged care facilities from being able to communicate their life histories, preferences and needs and staff typically rely on family to provide this information. This ...

Engaging students in critical thinking: A student's perspective of family nursing in the intensive care unit

The authors of this article propose that nurse educators engage students in ways to ‘think family’ so that family nursing can be incorporated into care with appropriate nursing interventions. While in-depth family-centered care requires advanced post-grad ...

Pharmacology in undergraduate nursing education: Innovative strategies for enhancing medication related knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviours

Medications are commonly used interventions in healthcare. As our population ages and the prevalence of chronic health challenges increases, medication management has become increasingly complex. Although medication management is a collaborative team effo ...

Psychological distress among targets for lateral violence: A conceptual framework

Incidences of lateral violence frequently occur within the profession of nursing. The Nurse as Wounded Healer theoretical framework provides a blueprint which nurses in staff development can use to identify and guide individuals who have endured lateral v ...

The effectiveness of a study abroad program for increasing students’ cultural competence

Background: Measuring the effect of a study abroad program is one way to determine its impact on developing students’ cultural competence.  To date, few articles describe outcomes of such strategies.  In some published studies, a description of the progra ...

Cultivating nurses’ potential to incorporate assessment and minimisation of the consequences of the effects of illness into presence

Background: In 2006 a phenomenological study was completed which explored the experiences of 14 participants (supportive spouses) each of whom had a partner who was hospitalised in a non-local tertiary centre. ...

Infant sleeping and feeding patterning: A cultural perspective on maternal practices

Aim: To compare practices of Israeli native-born and soviet immigrant mothers in relation to the sleeping and feeding routines of their three, six and twelve month old infants. ...

Academic success: Which factors contribute signify- cantly to NCLEX-RN success for ASDN students?

Background: Accelerated Second Degree Nursing (ASDN) programs have become a vital means of addressing the nursing shortage resulting in a sharp increase in the number of these programs. In 2009, there were 230 accelerated programs and 33 in formal plannin ...

Multidimensionality of critical thinking: A holistic perspective from multidisciplinary educators in Karachi, Pakistan

Critical thinking (CT) is a phenomenon of worldwide importance and is a desired outcome in higher and professional education. Development of CT is considered a primary responsibility of educators; however, educators find it challenging to foster learners’ ...

Current and future health care professionals attitudes toward and knowledge of statistics: How confidence influences learning

Background: Health care professionals require some understanding of statistics to successfully implement evidence based practice. Developing competency in statistical reasoning is necessary for students training in health care administration, research, an ...

Innovative teaching strategy for promoting academic integrity in simulation

Maintaining academic integrity is a universal problem and can be especially difficult when implementing a simulation scenario that must take place over several days. It became obvious to faculty that students scheduled in later sessions exceeded realistic ...

A historical marker in the development of critical and creative thinking in psychiatric-mental health nursing education and practice

Background: This investigation focuses on traumatic events of World War II and postwar reconstruction in US society in the 1940s, taking into account the development of psychiatric nursing as a specialty within the context of nursing education and practic ...

Colorectal cancer knowledge, cancer fatalism, and religious coping among individuals attending an African American church

Background: African Americans are disproportionately affected by colorectal cancer. Cancer fatalism is a construct that may be associated with poor participation in health-promoting behaviors, particularly colorectal cancer screening among African America ...

Outcomes of a chronic heart failure training program for health professionals

The recent proliferation of chronic heart failure (CHF) disease management programs has created a need for greater provision of high quality training for health professionals in this area. Greater practitioner self-efficacy and positive practice change ar ...

When frailty should mean palliative care

There is difficulty for practitioners in recognising frailty and in establishing palliative care. This clinical entity is the sum of several illnesses or syndromes that are curable if taken separately. Practitioners have difficulty integrating the inevita ...

Implementation of a medication management improvement system for community- dwelling older adults

Background: Older adults have many chronic medical problems. Along with these issues, an older adult is prescribed multiple medications. This medication regimen increases the risk of adverse events. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiven ...

The incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes comorbidities in HIV infection: A systematic review

Introduction: Epidemiological linkages between HIV/AIDS and common Noncommunicable diseases are established. However, the incidence of these diseases among people living with HIV is not well examined. Objectives: To describe the incidence of cardiovascula ...

Stigmatization by nurses as perceived by substance abuse patients: A phenomenological study

Background: Caring is a central concept to nursing. Nurses are well known for their caring attitudes and professional skills. However, nurses can also follow the views of society and stigmatize vulnerable populations of patients such as SA patients. The r ...

Evaluation of endotracheal-suctioning practices of critical-care nurses – An observational correlation study

Background: Endotracheal-suctioning (ETS) is a procedure that may constitute a risk factor for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) by increasing microbial colonization of the lower airway. Unsafe ETS practices have been observed worldwide during recent ...

Evaluation of communication techniques used by HIV specialty providers caring for patients with low health literary in an outpatient HIV clinical setting

According to the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, nine out of ten adults lack the literacy skills necessary to manage their health. Racial and ethnic minorities are more likely than white adults to have below-basic health literacy.  This demogra ...

Journal Room

Peer-reviewed research articles are not included in the Health Well's catalogues which principally focus on "grey literature". 

On this page you will find summaries of research articles published in Open Access Journals and drawn down by RSS feeds from those journals . These journals cover about a quarter of all peer-reviewed journal articles and so are not comprehensive. In addition, the Health Well's topic-managers supplement these summaries with research articles from topic-related online journals.

The journal articles accessible on the Health Well website have been compiled from various sources that are not controlled by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH). IPH is therefore not responsible for the content of external websites and the inclusion of a link to an external website from the Health Well should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website.

Filter by journal