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Evidence-Based Practice Model

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EBP

Evidence-based practice model

EBP project issue: Obesity

"The prevalence of obesity (BMI > 30) has been increasing; currently; at least 27% of the adult population is obese" (McTigue 2003: vii). Despite being one of the most pervasive health problems in modernity, there is relatively little information on obesity available in the annals of evidence-based medicine. This may be due to the fact that obesity is such a complex and multifactorial disease, without a clear etiology. Perfectly-controlled studies can be difficult to construct. Many different factors can impact a person's ability to maintain a health BMI, spanning from genetics to culture to lifestyle to social and economic factors.

A 2003 evidence-based review of existing studies of obesity in adults found in MEDLINE from January 1, 1994 to July 31, 2001 only found four meeting the relevant criteria of studying persons suffering from obesity. There were no CT (randomized controlled trials,…… [Read More]

References

McTigue, K. (2003 et al.). Screening and interventions for overweight and obesity in adults.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Systematic Evidence Review, 21.

Retrieved:  http://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/prevent/pdfser/obesser.pdf 

New research findings on evidenced-based approaches to tackle childhood obesity. (2012).
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Evidence-Based Group Work How Can I Increase

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Evidence-Based Group Work

How can I increase attendance of a support group for at-risk teenage Latino students in a school setting?

Search for Evidence

In order to search for evidence in increasing attendance of a support group for Latino students in a school setting, I went to PubMed as my initial search engine. I chose PubMed because I have found it to be a great starting place for health-care research. Not only does it provide details about relevant articles, but it provides abstracts for most of those articles, as well as the full-text of many articles. Initially my question was how to increase the attendance of a support group for minority students in a school setting, but the amount of available information was overwhelming, so I then narrowed my search to the Latino community. The search terms that I used were "support group," "group therapy," "school setting," "teenage," "Latino," "Spanish,"…… [Read More]

References

Camacho, S. (2002). Addressing conflict rooted in diversity: The role of the facilitator. Soc Work Groups, 24(3-4), 135-152.

Marsiglia, F., Pena, V., Nieri, R., & Nagoshi, J. (2010). Real groups: The design and immediate effects of a prevention intervention for Latino children. Soc Work Groups, 33(2-3), 103-121.

McNeill, T. (2006). Evidence-based practice in an age of relativism: Toward a model for practice. Social Work, 51(2), 147-56.
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Evidenced-Based Practice - Environment There Are Perhaps

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Evidenced-Based Practice - Environment

There are perhaps few environments and professions within which change is both as important and as difficult as it is within health care. While there are many barriers to the change process, there are at least an equal amount of drivers that indicate the necessity for change. In evidence-based practice, nursing practitioners, administration personnel, management personnel, and all involved in the health care profession need to form teams with patients and family members in order to ensure an optimal environment for change. This is not a process that will happen overnight, especially in the hospital and nursing home settings, where recognizing the need for change is often subordinate to more immediate and severe problems such as personnel and funding shortages.

The readiness for change in the hospital and nursing home environment is often subordinate to practical day-to-day challenges, including severe personnel and funding shortages. These create…… [Read More]

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Current Nursing (2011). Change Theory: Kurt Lewin. Retrieved from:  http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/change_theory.html 

Dudley-Brown, S. (2012. Challenges and Barriers in Translation. Translation of Evidence Into Nursing and Health Care Practice edited by Kathleen M. White and Sharon Dudley-Brown. New York: Springer Publishing Co.

Pipe, T.B., Wellik, K.E., Buchda, V.L., Hansen, C.M., and Martyn, D.R. (2005). Implementing Evidence-Based Nursing Practice. Urologic Nursing 25(5). Retrieved from: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/514532_5

White, K.M. (2012). Change Theory and Models: Framework for Translation. Translation of Evidence Into Nursing and Health Care Practice edited by Kathleen M. White and Sharon Dudley-Brown. New York: Springer Publishing Co.
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Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Evidence-Based Nursing

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During the monitoring phase, it was found that the fatigue levels of cancer patients after treatment were significantly improved. The article suggests that therapies other than exercise, as well as alternative exercise therapies can benefit from further research and refinement. Reaching the stage of Evidence-based practice in the Grove model will therefore be a process of increasingly refined and focused research.

The Virginia Henderson theory of nursing focuses upon the patient and working together with him or her in order to achieve optimal health, or at least to die peacefully. The article is informed by this theory, as it focuses upon helping the patient accomplish a goal, rather than simply providing medications towards the goal.

In providing an exercise regime, the patient is empowered to control his or her energy levels by means of a personal and individual choice. As such, nursing is to help the patient to achieve 14…… [Read More]

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Mitchell, Sandra A., Beck, Susan L., Hood, Linda Edwards, Moore, Katen & Tanner, Ellen R. (2006). Putting Evidence Into Practice: Evidence-Based Interventions for Fatigue During and Following Cancer and Its Treatment. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Vol. 11, No 1.

"Nursing Theory Page." USD Hahn School of Nursing 2003. http://www.sandiego.edu/nursing/theory / (November 10, 2005).
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Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Evidence-Based Nursing

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The evidence base suggests that approaches such as exercise, screening for treatable risk factors, energy conservation and activity management, progressive muscle relaxation, and education and anticipatory guidance are likely to be effective in reducing fatigue. Anticipating which interventions are likely to be effective can assist clinicians in the design of a multi-component fatigue treatment approaches. Clinicians also can use these results to examine their own practices, identifying intervention strategies such as complementary therapies that may be recommended only infrequently for fatigue but still hold the potential to be effective (Mitchell, Beck, Edwards Hood, Moore, and Tanner, 2006).

Evidence-based practice was adopted in a similar format to the Grove's model in the fact that it was developed by studying what works and what doesn't. In order to produce the best outcome for patients it is important to not waste time trying several treatment options unless these options have been studied and…… [Read More]

References

Evidence-Based Nursing. (2008). Retrieved July 7, 2009, from The Joanna Briggs Institute Web

site: http://www.joannabriggs.edu.au/about/eb_nursing.php

Mitchell, Sandra A., Beck, Susan L., Edwards Hood, Linda, Moore, Katen and Tanner, Ellen R.

(2006). Putting Evidence Into Practice: Fatigue During and Following Cancer and Its
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Evidence-Based Assessment Framework Evidence Based

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The abnormal activities observed can point out at many different issues such as anxiety or heart failure.

The interview of the patient is a very vital and essential assessment tool in the hands of the nurse. The nurse can conduct a thorough interview to have the complete and big picture of patient (the nurse can assess the patient both physically and mentally much more efficiently by just asking what is wrong and where are the problems).

The observation is also a very important tool, nurses can make avail of the interactions they made with patients by observing their responses to different kinds of stimuli. This practice assists the nurses in recognizing the overall pain, any sort of emotional disturbances and the patient's reaction towards the treatment applied.

This observation factor is very important especially for those patients who have any sort of difficulty in communicating with the nurses or medical…… [Read More]

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Evidence-Based Tools Review Matix Level

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Qualitative, meetings and seminars, then questions to ascertain efficacy.

Smallish, 65 in one hospital.

Survey and qualitative observation.

Clear and effective communication goals were met using positive educational interventions.

Longitudinal and sample size.

Good basic, lacks lengthy literature review. Data may be extrapolated, but further work needs to be done using larger, more diverse sample.

Melnyk, B., et.al.

Evidence-based Practice: Step-by-Step Igniting a Spirit of Inquiry.

2009

What is the effectiveness of an evidence-based practice format on collaborative inquiry.

Meta-Analysis and presentation of package.

None other than previous research.

Literature review and meta-analysis.

This is a presentation of a model approach suggested by an experienced nursing professor.

None for type of study.

Strong. Shows nurses how to use knowledge and skills to implement EBP consistently as part of the best practices of contemporary nursing care.

Nadzan, D. And Westergaard, F.

Pediatric Safety in the Emergency Department

2008

What are the…… [Read More]

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Evidence Based Practice

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Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is the assimilation of the best research evidence with clinical proficiency and patient values. This takes into account placing equal emphasis on the situation of the patient, his or her goals, objectives, values and aspirations, the best accessible research evidence and the clinical proficiency and expertise of the practitioner. Evidence-based practice in psychology can be defined as the incorporation and assimilation of the best accessible research with clinical knowledge and expertise in the context of patient features, culture, and preferences. In psychology, the main purpose of evidence-based practice encompasses the promotion of efficacious psychological practice, improvement of public health by making use of empirically supported principles of psychological evaluation, case formulation, therapeutic association, and intervention (Drisko, 2012).

Therefore, taking this into consideration, evidence-based practice can be delineated as a wider notion that account for not only knowledge and understanding but also action in three fundamental components of…… [Read More]

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American Psychological Association. (2016). Policy Statement on Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology. Retrieved from: http://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/evidence-based-statement.aspx

Bauer, R. M. (2007). Evidence-based practice in psychology: Implications for research and research training. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63(7), 685-694.

Davey, G. (2011). Applied Psychology. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

Drisko, J. (2012). Evidence-Based Practice. Retrieved from:  https://sophia.smith.edu/~jdrisko/evidence_based_practice.htm
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Evidence-Based Research Problem in Nursing

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Still, the concept of guided imagery tends to stray far from traditional methods of pain management. Pharmaceuticals have long been a major method of treatment for pain, but have resulted in major backlashes in regards to patients becoming addicted, especially in long-term and chronic cases of pain. If guided imagery could be a successful method, it may reduce pain or increase pain tolerance, without the threat of chemical dependence.

There are a number of benefits which are seen in the ongoing discourse today. As such, the expected improvements include things like drops in blood high blood pressure, lower heart rates, and reduction of chronic pain symptoms, lessoning of headache pain, and increasing overall pain tolerance (Cornelius, 2010). In situations were patients going into a major surgery were coached with guided imagery, it was "shown to decrease stress and anxiety before and after surgery," thus helping reduce additional pain issues during…… [Read More]

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Bresler, David E. (2012). Raising pain tolerance using guided imagery. Practical Pain Management. Web.  http://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/treatments/psychological/raising-pain-tolerance-using-guided-imagery 

Cornelius, Debra. (2010). Guided imagery improves treatment options for various conditions. Health. Web. http://voices.yahoo.com/guided-imagery-improves-treatment-options-various-6299902.html

Davies, Karen Sue. (2011). formulating the evidence-based practice question: A review of the frameworks. Evidence-Based Library and Informative Practice, 6(2), 75-81.
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EBP New Models for Evidence-Based Practice a

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Evidence-based practice

As a nurse practitioner who works in a diverse range of settings spanning from hospitals to nursing homes to clinics, evidence-based practice is part of my daily routine. Virtually all of the facilities at which I work prioritize evidence-based practice given that the facilities' scarce resources means that time, energy, and money cannot be wasted on untested treatments or treatments based merely upon 'hunches.' Evidence-based practice is based upon demonstrated benefits from particular approaches to patient care in recent literature. I strive to remain current in my own knowledge of EBP, frequently reviewing nursing journals and articles online as well as the websites of professional associations so I am aware of new treatments, approaches, and evidence of what works…… [Read More]

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ACE Health Star Model. (2013). University of Texas Health Center San Antonio. Retrieved:

http://www.acestar.uthscsa.edu/acestar-model.asp
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Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Allows Nursing Students Into

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Evidence-based nursing practice allows nursing students into developing an understanding of evaluation methods for healthcare research and integrating their findings into practice for he improvement of their practice, education and management of nursing practice. It is a learning method, which introduces nursing students into the process of using evidence in their practice. The nursing practice and handling of patients demand the best practices from nurses (Williams, & Wilkins, 2008). These are achievable through research and the research findings must be availed to nurses for use in their daily practices. However, the challenge of such results is that nurses and nursing students do not easily understand the terminologies used in researches, on most occasions (American Psychological Association, 2009). Therefore, it is important making sure that nurses and students gain adequate knowledge for understanding and critically appraising research for the identification of the best practices found within researches.

For the success of…… [Read More]

References

American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). Washington, D.C

Cronin, P., Coughlan, M., & Ryan, F. (2007). Step-by step guide to critiquing research. Part 1: quantitative research. Mark Allen Publishing Ltd. British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 16, No 11

Griffin, R.A., Polit, D. R, & Byrne, M.W. (2007). Nurse characteristics and inferences about children's pain. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Williams, L. & Wilkins. (2008). Wolters Kluwer Health.
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Evidence-Based Practice Use in Nursing for Making

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evidence-based practice use in nursing for making decisions using evidences to provide care to patients. This assignment has highlighted five main principles of EBP. These principles should be considered while implementing EBP. Moreover, there are certain challenges and barriers in implementing EBP. This assignment focused on strategies for implementing EBP.

Introduction of evidence-based practice to the workplace:

Changing the accepted confirmation of an NG (nasogastric) tube

Currently, I am employed at a medical and geriatric unit in a rehabilitation hospital. The unit is such that the majority of the nurses (60%) have over ten years' experience of practice. Thus the nurses on the unit are highly-trained professions who are extremely competent at their jobs. However, nurses of this level of experience are also often extremely change-resistant. Due to the level of the morale on the unit, nurses are often reluctant to alter the standard operating procedures with which they have…… [Read More]

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Earley, T. (2005) Using pH testing to confirm nasogastric tube position. Nursing Times,

101 (38):26 -- 28. Retrieved:

 http://www.nursingtimes.net/Journals/2013/04/02/q/b/f/050920Using-pH-testing-to-confirm-nasogastric-tube-position.pdf 

Kotter's 8-step change model. (2013). Mind Tools. Retrieved:
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Evidence-Based Solution to Reducing Incidence the Goal

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Evidence-Based Solution to educing Incidence

The goal of this assignment is to increase my ability to appraise and synthesize evidence to provide experience a logical argument in support of a proposal for practice change, and to provide experience in designing a detailed implementation and evaluation plan for my project. I need to discuss my project plan with you.

An evidence-based solution to reducing incidence of hospital acquired infections through indwelling medical devices

Hospital-acquired or nosocomial infections are the fourth leading cause of disease in developed countries. The increased insertion and implanting of prosthetic or indwelling medical devices is a leading cause of these infections since the introduction of a foreign body significantly reduces the body's immunity and decreases the number of bacteria needed to produce an infection. Prosthetic or indwelling medical devices such as urethral catheters, suprapublic catheter, nasogastric tubes, hemodialysis catheters, central venous catheters, and tracheostomy tubes are associated…… [Read More]

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Chambless, J.D., Hunt, S.M., & Stewart, P.S. (2006). A three-dimensional computer model of four hypothetical mechanisms protecting biofilms from antimicrobials. Appl Environ Microbiol, 72(3), 2005-2013. doi: 10.1128/aem.72.3.2005-2013.2006

Chu, V.H., Crosslin, D.R., Friedman, J.Y., Reed, S.D., Cabell, C.H., Griffiths, R.I., . . . Fowler, V.G., Jr. (2005). Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in patients with prosthetic devices: costs and outcomes. Am J. Med, 118(12), 1416. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2005.06.011

Cookson, S.T., Ihrig, M., O'Mara, E.M., Denny, M., Volk, H., Banerjee, S.N., . . . Jarvis, W.R. (1998). Increased bloodstream infection rates in surgical patients associated with variation from recommended use and care following implementation of a needleless device. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 19(1), 23-27.

Digiovine, B., Chenoweth, C., Watts, C., & Higgins, M. (1999). The attributable mortality and costs of primary nosocomial bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit. Am J. Respir Crit Care Med, 160(3), 976-981. doi: 10.1164/ajrccm.160.3.9808145
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Evidence-Based Approach to Health Care

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.. If one of the goals of the healthcare system is to promote health and prevent illness and injury, it may be logical to start with those who work in the system." (Yassi, Ostry, Spiegel, and Walsh, 2002, p.1)

Presently the healthcare environment is characterized by nurse shortages of 25% of the entire nursing force. It is held that the working conditions along with job stress negatively impact the nursing force and its turnover rate. Injuries are also reported by nursing staff. It is likely that the nursing shortage is the number one challenge in today's healthcare provision. The negative work environment negatively impacts the nursing professional and their decision to either leave or to potentially fail altogether to enter the profession.

Naturally when there is a shortage of any type of professional worker some area suffers their absence and when this concept is applied in the field of healthcare…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Institute of Medicine. Performance Measurement: Accelerating Improvement. Washington DC: National Academy Press; 2006.

Institute of Medicine. Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Washington DC: National Academy Press; 2001.

Lewis Patricia S. And Latney, Cynthia (2003) Achieve Best Practice With an Evidence-Based Approach. Critical Care Nurse. Vol. 23. No. 6 December 2003. Online available at: http://ccn.aacnjournals.org/cgi/reprint/23/6/67.pdf

Rundall, K. (2002) Evidence-Based Management in Healthcare: Lessons from Clinical Practice. Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy. Meeting. Abstr Acad Health Serv Res Health Policy Meet. 2002; 19: 20. Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management, Manchester Business School University of Manchester, Devonshire House, University Precinct Centre, Oxford Road,, Manchester,
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Models for Facilitating Change to Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

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Facilitating Change to Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: The Iowa and Stetler Models

The Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice

Developed by Marita Titler to promote quality healthcare, the Iowa Model is a source of guidance for nurses and clinicians when making decisions that have an impact on patient outcomes. It infuses research into practice by using a multidisciplinary team approach to address a number of topics that are clinically important (Melryk and Overholt, 2011). This model is represented as an algorithm that has well-defined feedback loops as well as decision points. The very first decision has got to do with whether a particular problem is a priority to an organization and the second decision considers how adequate the evidence is to change practice. After the conduction of a pilot of change, on the basis of the available evidence, subsequent decisions are made on whether to adopt it or not, which is…… [Read More]

References

Melryk, B. M & Overholt, E.F. (2011). Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Schaffer, M.A., Kristin E.S. & Diedrick, L. (2013). Evidence-based practice models for organizational change: overview and practical applications. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 69(5). Retrieved 15th January 2015 from http://www.marianjoylibrary.org/Nursing/journalclub/documents/Evidence_based_au.pdf
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Evidence-Based Practice for the Advanced Practice Nurse

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Applying Evidence-Based esearch in Nursing Practice

What is the difference between research and evidence-based practice projects? Provide an example of EACH ONE and the reasons for the difference. Why should nurses be interested in learning about EBP? (evidence-based practice).

esearch and evidence-based practice are not synonymous, and the distinctions are not necessarily intuitive. esearch is a generic term that holds many different meanings depending on the context in which the term is used. The purpose of research is to generate new knowledge for theory building. That is to say that a body of existing knowledge or an observed phenomenon can be validated when new data emerges from a study. By tradition, research is conducted in such a way that sources of bias are liminated or avoided as much as possible.

Evidence-based research is a particular type of inquiry that is designed to identify proof or evidence of the theories in…… [Read More]

References

____. (2014). Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research: Avoiding Confusion. Health Leaders Media. Retrieved from http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/NRS-245879/EvidenceBased-Practice-and-Nursing-Research-Avoiding-Confusion

Daly, J., Willis, K., Small, R., Green, J., Welch, N., Kealy, M., & Hughes, E. (2007). A hierarchy of evidence for assessing qualitative health research. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 60(1), 43-49.

Dearholt, S., Dang, D., & Sigma Theta Tau International. (2012). Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-based Practice: Models and Guidelines. Retrieved from http://libguides.ohsu.edu/content.php?pid=249886&sid=2079582

Herman, B. (2011, November 22). Shifting cultures: A change management guide for hospital leaders. Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved from http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/shifting-cultures-a-change-management-guide-for-hospital-leaders.html
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Evidence-Based Practice

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SYSTEMS THEOY vs. DIFFUSION OF INNOVATION THEOY

EVIDENCED-BASED PACTICE

Systems theory and diffusion of innovation theory

Systems theory and healthcare delivery in the U.S.

According to theorist Ludwig von Bertalanffy, it is essential to view organisms -- both living and man-made -- as functional systems in a holistic sense to understand their true nature. This principle is manifested in the human body and also the organizations which provide healthcare. "A complex adaptive system is a collection of individual agents with freedom to act in ways that are not always totally predictable, and whose actions are interconnected so that one agent's actions changes the context for other agents. Examples include the immune system, a colony of termites, the financial market, and just about any collection of humans (for example, a family, a committee, or a primary healthcare team)" (Plsek & Greenhalgh 2001: 625).

Complex systems, such as the healthcare delivery system,…… [Read More]

References

Bryant, R. (2010). Extending the reach of nursing knowledge and innovation. Nursing and Health Policy Perspectives. International Nursing Review, 57(4), 406.

Retrieved from CINAL at doi:10.1111/j.1466-7657.2010.00864.x

Fitzgerald, L. (2002 et al.). Interlocking interactions, the diffusion of innovations in health care.

Human Relations 55(12) 1429-1449. Retrieved from Google Scholar:
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Evidence-Based Practice

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Statistics in Social Work

The steps of evidence-based practice include formulating an answerable question. How does knowing about statistics improve our ability to be an evidence-based practitioner at this step?

How understanding statistical principles can enable you to better understand if a question is answerable or not.

Are 'baselines' in descriptive function, or predictive function available for assessment.

In application of statistics to social phenomena, the frequency, duration and intensity of the subject tested will contribute to analysis where more than nominal (i.e. numbered) distributions are involved. Merely 'counting' a population is not a significant activity in statistical renderings as independent variables require dependent variables in order to acquire statistical meaning. Evidence-based practice references studies that 'replicate' existing tests, toward reinterpretation of former statistical outcomes in a new study of parallel significance, with variables of the same classification. Patterns in longitudinal tests over time offer insights into stasis or transformations…… [Read More]

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Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

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Nursing Theory

Laura Polk's theory of resilience holds that an individual has the ability to rise above adversity. There are a number of factors that contribute to how this occurs -- dispositional, relational, situational and philosophical factors all play into this ability to be resilient (Jackson, 2015). This theory has significant implications for nursing practice, and can be evaluated through the lens of evidence-based practice.

Polk's Theory of esilience

Individuals rise above adversity

Dispositional, relational, situational, philosophical

Can be evaluated through evidence-based practice

Nurses can influence the different factors that contribute to resilience. The theory was developed on the basis of Polk's own real-life experience. She recognized that nurses can put themselves in the position of the patient, at least to some extent, and by doing this can empathize with the patient. This empathy allows the nurse to see the treatment through the eyes of the patient. Nurses can then…… [Read More]

References

Jackson, J. (2015). Nursing paradigms and theories: A primer. Athabasca University. Retrieved July 23, 2015 from https://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/bitstream/10755/338888/1/Nursing%20Paradigms%20and%20Theories,%20A%20Primer.pdf

Polk, L. (1997). Toward a middle-range theory of resilience. Advances in Nursing Science. Vol. 19 (3) 1-13.
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Analyzing Translation of Research in Evidence Based Practice

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Evidence-Based Practice

Translation of esearch in Evidence-Based Practice

Nursing involves men and women who are willing to help the patients with their skills like health maintenance, recovery of ill or injured people and the treatment. They develop a care plan for the patient sometimes in collaboration with the physicists or therapists. This paper discusses the current nursing practice in which I am involved and needs to be changed.

Identification of a Current Nursing Practice equiring Change

Description of the Current Nursing Practice

Children of all age groups are facing a grave problem these days: obesity. It is considered as a chronic disease when the weight-gain reaches dangerously increased level, which becomes risky for the health. The raised body mass becomes dangerous for children and some schools are now looking into this matter with concern. They are sending notices to the parents to take care of their child's diet, and within…… [Read More]

References

Berkowitz, B. & Borchard, M. (2009). Advocating for the prevention of childhood obesity: A call to action for nursing. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 14. Retrieved from http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/T ableofContents/Vol142009/No1Jan09/Prevention-of-Childhood-Obesity.html

Clark, A. (2009). The role of school nurse in tackling childhood obesity. Nursing Times, 100. Retrieved from http://www.nursingtimes.net/Journals/2012/12/07/p/u/c/040608the-role- of-the-school-nurse-in-tackling-childhood-obesity.pdf

Collins, P.M., Golembeski, S.M., Selgas, M., Sparger, K., Burke, N.A., & Vaughan, B.B. (2007). Clinical excellence through evidence-based practice model to guide practice change. Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing eJournal, 7. Retrieved from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/567682_2

Jenike, L.R. (2013). A primary care intervention for overweight and obese children and adolescents (A Capstone Project). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1027&context=nursing_dnp_ capstone
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Mobility Evidence-Based Practice Progressive Mobility Protocol This

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Mobility

Evidence-based Practice

Progressive Mobility Protocol

This paper is a project based on PICO. The clinical question that serves as the foundation for this data-based design is; for immobile critical care patients, does the use of a nurse driven progressive mobility protocol reduce ICU LOS compared to every hour of repositioning? In this paper, the adult patients admitted to an ICU represent the population (P) of interest. The nurse driven progressive mobility represents the intervention (I), the comparison (C) is the critical care patients repositioned every two hours, and the reduction in LOS represents the result.

Most hospitals place critically ill patients on bed rest and reposition them every two hours in the intensive care unit. Some literature reviews provide evidence in favor of progressive mobility protocols. In addition, the paper also reviews the safety of mobilization of the critical patients and the negative effects bed rest may have on…… [Read More]

References

Plis, L. (2009). The Effectiveness of A Nurse-Driven Progressive Mobility Protocol on Reducing

Length of Stay in the Adult Intensive Care Unit. Retrieved from  https://www.chatham.edu/ccps/pdf/Plis.L.Final_Capstone.pdf 

Melnyk, B.M. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2005). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice.Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Goldhill, D., Imhoff, M., McLean, B., & Waldmann, C. (2007). Rotational Bed Therapy to Prevent and Treat Respiratory Complications: A Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal of Critical Care, 16(1), 50-61.
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To What Extent Can Nurses Deliver Evidence-Based Care

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nurses deliver evidence-Based care?

Define main ideas within the title supported from the literature

Nurse instructors confront many hurdles in the present healthcare environment. Educational methods, philosophies, and the content of curricula is required to reviewed to cater to the requirements of the professional nurses who would practice in the coming millennium. (Kessenich; Guyatt; DiCenso, 25) Evidence-based practice or EBP has currently emerged to be a remarkable attribute in nursing literature along with a key impetus in restructuring nursing practice. (Elizabeth; Pyle, 64) Evidence-Based Nursing or EBN is the strategy by which the nurses formulate clinical conclusions applying the best available research evidence, their clinical skill and patient prioritization. (Evidence-Based Nursing: University of Minnesota) It could be narrated as the meticulous, unequivocal and judicious application of the current best evidences in formulating decisions about the care of individual patients. When clinicians formulate health care conclusions for a population or group…… [Read More]

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Asking Clinical Questions: Introduction. Retrieved from http://www.poems.msu.edu/InfoMastery/Questions/Questions.htm Accessed on 18 June, 2005

Beyers, Marjorie. About Evidence-Based Nursing Practice. Nursing Management. October, 1999. Vol: 11; No: 1; pp: 103-105

Code of professional Conduct. Retrieved from http://www.nmc-uk.org/nmc/main/publications/reqForPre-regNursing.pdf Accessed on 17 June, 2005

Cronenwett, L. Research, Practice and Policy: Issues in Evidence-Based Care. Journal of Issues in Nursing. February 19, 2002. Vol: 7; No.2; pp: 57-61
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Medication Reconciliation Evidence-Based Practice and the Procedural

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Medication econciliation

Evidence-Based Practice and the Procedural Education of Nurses

Medication reconciliation is a critical issue in healthcare reform. Today, improvement in this area of treatment could have a transformative effect on the current practices of nursing and medicine administration. The discussion, literature review and research tests that are conducted hereafter will outline the implications of medication reconciliation; justify the call for improvement in this treatment area; and offer support for the resultant recommendations using the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) template as a guide. The discussion will provide a background discussion on the three primary procedural steps by which medication reconciliation is defined: Verifying Medications by Collecting an Accurate Medication History; Clarifying Information by Ensuring Medications and Doses Are Appropriate, and; econciling and Documenting Change. Additionally, the discussion will offer a literature review as a means of providing some comprehensive knowledge of current practices in the field.…… [Read More]

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Medication Reconciliation. U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services.

Alabama Universal Medication Form, Retrieved April 28, 2012 from: http://alaha.org/uploadedFiles/Resources/UniversalMedicationForm.pdf

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2008). The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. Quality and Safety
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Integration Evidence-Based Practice Professional Nursing Practice the

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Integration Evidence-Based Practice Professional Nursing Practice

The concept of evidence-based practice -- EBP is becoming growingly significant in the sphere of nursing. (Stiffler; Cullen, 2010) Evidence-based practice is not entirely a novel concept; it is the manner in which nurses cater to the norms of care and practice efficiently. (Nysna, 2006) According to Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, N, FAAN, vice president and chief nursing officer in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, evidence-based practice -- EBP in reality it is only an alternative mode of viewing the conventional theme of the nurses maintaining their sanctified reliability with society. (Wessling, 2008) David Sackett, MD, a Canadian physician, is regarded the father of evidence-based practice. According to Sackett, "evidence-based practice is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. . .[by] integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external…… [Read More]

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Adams, Susan; McCarthy, Ann Marie. (2005) "Evidence-Based Practice and School

Nursing" The Journal of School Nursing, vol. 21 no. 5, pp: 258-265.

Ciliska, Donna. (2006) "8. Evidence-based nursing: how far have we come? What's next?"

Evid-Based Nurs, vol. 9, no. 2, pp: 38-40.
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Nurse Research Evidence-Based Nursing Develop

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For example, although many nurses were taught to place infants in the prone sleeping position to prevent aspiration, there is now persuasive evidence that supine (back) sleeping position decreases the risk for sudden infant death syndrome." (p. 28)

This also implicates the practice dimensions of nursing. According to the primary text, evidence-based practice is particularly important as a way to dissuade against poorly informed or assumption-driven decision-making. here non-evidence-based practice is in place, the risk is higher that error or unwanted health consequences may result from treatment approaches. By contrast, the use of evidence-base practice provides the nurse with a set of empirically formed guidelines on how to approach each patient. Instinct such as that often relied upon so heavily in non-evidence-based practice, should be integrated with the understanding afforded by comprehensive research. Only then can the practicing nurse apply practical treatment decisions without falling into otherwise discredited customs or…… [Read More]

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Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2008). Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice, (8th ed.).
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Role of Research in Evidence-Based

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Stage Two: Move/Action

Training/focus groups on cultural awareness among staff nurses

Ongoing ethics training classes in cultural diversity (benefits patients as well through nursing action)

CNL takes charge through implementing ethical standards of conduct:

Breaks up cliques through job rotations

Job performance evaluations include issues personal conduct toward other staff, including appropriate sanctions.

ewards (recognition, praise) for incentives to promote cultural diversity in the workplace by nurses.

elocate/terminate those nurses who continue to be forces of resistance to positive change.

Change action efficacy measured by ongoing anonymous nurse surveys on issues of nurse unity/disunity in the workplace, with suggestions for tweaking change.

On-going emphasis on professional standards of nursing creates unity among nurses.

Stage Three: e-Freeze

Identify those action steps that resulted in change; standardize those practices that have an evolutionary and maintaining effect (training, surveys, and job performance evaluations).

Conclusion

Change in the workplace can be a painful process…… [Read More]

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Kritsonis, A. (2005). Comparison of Change Theories. International Journal of Scholarly Academic Intellectual Diversity, 1-7.

Krugman, M. (2009). Barriers to successful journal club outcomes. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 100-101.

Leasure, A., Stirlen, J., & Thompson, G. (2008). Barriers and facilitators to the use of evidence-based practice. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 27(2), 74-84.
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Nursing Evidence-Based Practice & Applied

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This is one of the most common forms of research and, for some research questions is clearly a strong design (Ethics in Critical Care Nursing Research, 2005).

The research that was done in this article would be considered a non-experimental type. There were two types of observation that were conducted. The first type was that of focus groups and the second being the file audit, both of which are observational in nature. In this case this was the most appropriate type of research design to use. Since they were simply trying to see what was actually going on in this area and how that was affecting patients the only real way to tot this was by observation. From this article a nursing care issue that can be raised is that of how palliative care nurses manage family involvement with end of life issues. Are there any standard procedures that are…… [Read More]

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Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Is a

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Third, lack of attention to evidence-based practice can lead to inconsistent delivery of care services.

Evidence-based practice relates to almost every aspect of health care at every stage of a client's relationship with the institution. For example, evidence-based practice informs the types of questions asked during the diagnostic procedures and might even impact the diagnosis itself (Bennett & Bennett, 2000). Evidence-based practice impacts the methods by which infections are prevented (Cantrell, 2009). Evidence-based practices impact the extent to which nurses are empowered to make sound, safe, and effective decisions (Scott & Pollock 2008). Evidence-based practice has the potential to transform the structure of a health care organization like MMH. This is because evidence-based practice changes the hierarchical structure in the organization due to the increased responsibility of nurses for conducting their own research. Alternatively, evidence-based practice can be an extension of organizational change. Health care organizations reducing the hierarchical nature…… [Read More]

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Artinian, B.M., West, K.S., & Conger, M.M. (2011). The Artinian Intersystem Model. New York: Springer.

Bennett, S. & Bennett, J. (2000). The process of evidence-based practice in occupational therapy: Informing clinical decisions. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (2000), 47, 171-180.

Burns, N. & Grove, S.K. (2009). The Practice of Nursing Research. St. Louis, MO: Saunders.

Cantrell, S. (2009). Performing under pressure: Caring for decubitus ulcers. Healthcare Purchasing News. Aug 2009.
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Evidence-Based Practice

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Improving Surgical Outcomes Using the Perioperative Dialogue Model

The estimated $8.5 to $17 billion lost to surgical errors in 1999 was not primarily due to individual incompetence, but to the failure of perioperative systems to operate seamlessly (reviewed by Plasters, Seagull, and Xiao, 2003). The successful management of an operating-room depends heavily on effective communications, but in the absence of a foolproof system for keeping abreast of changes in patient status or surgery schedules, miscommunication is not as rare as it should be.

An important component of the perioperative surgical team is the duties performed by the perioperative nurse (PN), who typically functions as a patient advocate before and during surgery (reviewed by Lee, Kerridge, Chui, Chiu, and Gin, 2011). In Sweden, surgical nursing care has begun to emphasize the importance of a perioperative dialogue between the patient and the PN (eviewed by Lindwall and von Post, 2008). Under the…… [Read More]

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Kehlet, Henrik and Wilmore, Douglas W. (2002). Multimodal strategies to improve surgical outcome. American Journal of Surgery, 183, 630-641.

Lee, Anna, Kerridge, Ross K., Chui, Po Tong, Chiu, Chun Hung, and Gin, Tony. (2011). Perioperative systems as a quality model of perioperative medicine and surgical care. Health Policy, 102, 214-222.

Lindwall, Lillemor and von Post, Irene. (2009). Continuity created by nurses in the perioperative dialogue -- a literature review. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 23, 395-401.

Plasters, Cheryl L., Seagull, F. Jacob, and Xiao, Yan. (2003). Coordination challenges in operating-room management: An in-depth field study. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 524-528.
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models of organizational behavior and culture

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organization described in the Kuppler (n.d.) case study is General Motors (GM). General Motors is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. Its other strengths include its operations in more than a hundred different countries. In spite of its more than a century of relative success, GM has experienced growing pains in recent years due to what Kuppler (n.d.) calls a "culture crisis." The organizational culture of General Motors is hierarchical, bureaucratic, and resistant to change.

Organizational Modeling

The Kuppler (n.d.) case study reveals GM as having an organizational culture that is primarily custodial in nature, with some autocratic attributes. Both the autocratic and custodial elements discourage individual responsibility and prevent the sense of "urgency" that might have prevented the disastrous ignition switch debacle, which killed 13 people. One of the hallmarks of a custodial organizational model is that employees are acculturated to be dependent and loyal to…… [Read More]

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"Best 5 Organizational Model," (2016). EduCBA. Retrieved online:  https://www.educba.com/organizational-behavior-model/ 

Kuppler, T. (n.d.). The GM Culture Crisis: what leaders must learn from this culture case study. Retrieved online:  http://switchandshift.com/the-gm-culture-crisis
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Application Process Improvement Models Organizations Systems a

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Application Process Improvement Models Organizations Systems

A clinical practice improvement initiative

The strategy of treating patients with dementia must be dependent on a thorough neurological, psychiatric, and general therapeutic assessment of the nature and causes of the cognitive setbacks and related non-cognitive symptoms, in the setting of a strong collaboration with the patient and family. It is crucial to distinguish and treat general medical conditions, notably delirium, that may be answerable for or contribute to dementia symptoms (Ferrara, 2010).

Currently, the organization is embracing the Progressing evaluation strategy. This approach focuses on incorporating occasional monitoring of the advancement and development of cognitive and non-cognitive psychiatric and how they respond to intervention. With the end goal to provide prompt medication, improve patient safety, and provide convenient advice to the patient and family, it is ordinarily fundamental to see patients in routine follow-up at regular intervals. Frequent patient visits such as once…… [Read More]

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Baur, C. (2011). Calling the nation to act: Implementing the national action plan to improve health literacy. Nursing Outlook, 59(2), 63-69.

Ferrara, L.R. (2010). Integrating evidence-based practice with educational theory in clinical practice for nurse practitioners: Bridging the theory practice gap. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 24(4), 213-216.

Grant, B., Colello, S., Riehle, M., & Dende, D. (2010). An evaluation of the nursing practice environment and successful change management using the new generation Magnet Model. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(3), 326-331. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01076.x

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Bonin, J.-P., Lesage, A., Farand, L., Lavigne, G.L., & Trudel, J. (2011). Implementation of diagnosis-related mental health problems: Impact on health care providers. Health Care Manager, 30(1), 30(1): 4-14 (50 ref). doi:10.1097/HCM.0b013e3182078a95
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Joanna Briggs Institute Model Jbim Advancing Research

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Joanna Briggs Institute Model (JBIM) Advancing Research Clinical Practice Through Close Collaboration Model (ARCC). The JBIM a strong focus changing practice-based global scientific evidence, includes patient preferences, professional experience judgment.

Reflect on the following discussion questions

I think both the Joanna Briggs Institute Model (JBIM) and the Advancing Research and Clinical Practice Through Close Collaboration Model (ARCC) are interesting models to study in conjunction, given that both place a strong emphasis on the social aspects of change. Rather than focusing on individuals alone, they acknowledge that changes in healthcare behavior take place within a lived, social context. However, the ARCC model allows for the fact that even though changes may have their roots in social and organizational factors, the individuals behind the change must be willing to make lifestyle alterations. It is not enough to merely logically convince someone of change: change must be generated in a manner to make…… [Read More]

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Translating Evidence Into Practice Data

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Quality improvement research enables hospitals and doctors a means of maximize their services and ensuring that the patients receive the utmost care. A difficult area for doctors to find a solution was the area of compliance. Many patients fail to accept a physician's advice and their illness continues resulting in repeat hospitalizations and further injury to the patient.

In a study conducted in 1976, concerned physicians wanted to find a means of getting patients to better cooperate with their recommended treatment options. Prior to the study, less than half of the hospital's patients followed their doctor's advice and took their medication as prescribed. The one group that was most notorious for this was high blood pressure patients. So, this was the group that the study targeted and tried to improve the outcome of.

uring the study, doctors were trained on a new…… [Read More]

During the study, doctors were trained on a new communication technique known as patient centered communication. This technique required the doctors to fully listen to the patient's description of symptoms, probe deeper with followup questions, educate the patient on their condition and explain the purpose of the recommended treatment in improving the condition. Half of the patients were treated using this technique while the other half were treated using the standard technique. The result was that the technique doubled the amount of patients who took their medication.

This study followed a Stetler model where the problem of non-compliance was identified and reasons for the problem theorized. A solution was then constructed and attempted alongside a control group and the results were tracked. In this case, the intervention proved successful and the results revealed the improved success rate.

Inui TS, Yourtee EL, Williamson JW (1976). Improved outcomes in hypertension after physician tutorials. A controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 84(6), 646 -- 651.
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Dealing With Difficult Patients Translation of Evidence and Best Practice

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Difficult Patients

Mitigating isks from Dementia

Providing adequate care for an individual suffering from dementia presents many difficulties for nurses. Patients with dementia often have debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's or similar neurologic diseases which are progressive, thereby making it challenging for them to remember, think lucidly, communicate effectively or complete activities of daily living. Furthermore, dementia can cause rapid variations in mood or even modify personality and behavior. With the tremendous number of elderly in society more and more nurses are required to care for patients with progressive dementias. It is imperative that a diagnosis be reached early in the course of the cognitive impairment and that the patient is closely monitored for coexisting morbidities. Nurses have a central role in assessment and management of individuals with progressive dementia. This essay provides some evidence-based practical strategies for managing the behavioral problems and communication difficulties often encountered in this population.…… [Read More]

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Aud, M.A., Oliver, D., Bostick, J. And Schwarz, B. 2011. Effectiveness of Social Model Care Units for Dementia. International Nursing Research Congress 2005.

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Fletcher, S. And Zimmerman, S. 2010. Trainee and trainer reactions to a scripted dementia care training program in residential care/assisted living settings and nursing homes. Alzheimer's Care. 11(1): 61-70.

Goodman, C. 2011. The organizational culture of nursing staff providing long-term dementia care is related to quality of care. Evidence-Based Nursing. 47:1274-1282.
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School-Based Mental Health Program on

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This is discussed at length by Fusick and ordeau (2004) "...school-based counselors need to be aware of the disturbing inequities that exist in predominantly Afro-American urban school districts, where nearly 40% of Afro-American students attend school in the United States" (Fusick and ordeau, 2004) This again places emphasis on the need for mental health programs in these areas of concern. This is also related to findings from a study by McDavis et al. (1995) Counseling African-Americans, which refers to research that stresses the "...widening achievement gap between Afro-American and Euro-American students." (McDavis, et al. 1995)

An important study Laura a. Nabors, Evaluation of Outcomes for Adolescents Receiving School-ased Mental Health Services (2002) refers to the particular issue and problems experience at inner-city schools. The author states that, "School mental health (SMH) programs are an important setting for providing mental health services to adolescents, especially urban youth who typically face in-…… [Read More]

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Applying Rosswurm and Larrabee Model

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That is largely a function of the fact that the adult diabetes clinic emphasizes the patient counselling and patient education roles of nurses in clinical practice (Hamric, Spross, & Hanson, 2009).

Over the long-term, the outcomes of diabetes clinic practices depend substantially on the abilities of nurses to achieve high levels of patient compliance. This aspect of nursing practice is highly amenable to the osswurm-and-Larrabee concept because clinicians have the regular opportunity to evaluate and compare various methods of motivating patient compliance with protocols necessary to maximize the effectiveness of their clinical care. In that environment, clinicians can apply different approaches with different groups of patients, continually compare the relative degrees of compliance and to quantify the results of those differences in outcomes that lend themselves directly to objective empirical measurement. In principle, these elements are the principal conceptual components of the osswurm-and-Larrabee model for identifying necessary changes, designing appropriate…… [Read More]

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Incorporating Evidence into Policies and Procedures." Nursing Clinics of North
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Does the Fisher Ury Model Work

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Negotiation Skills

A High Impact Negotiations Model: An Answer to the Limitations of the Fisher, Ury Model of Principled Negotiations

This study aims to discover the ways in which blocked negotiations can be overcome by testing the Fisher, Ury model of principled negotiation against one of the researcher's own devising, crafted after studying thousands of negotiation trainees from over 100 multinational corporations on 5 continents. It attempts to discern universal applications of tools, skills, and verbal and non-verbal communication techniques that may assist the negotiator in closing deals with what have been "traditionally" perceived as "difficult people." This study concludes that there are no such "difficult people," but rather only unprepared negotiators. The study takes a phenomenological approach to negotiations, with the researcher immersing himself in the world of negotiation training from 2012-14, for several major multinational corporations, intuiting the failings of the negotiators with whom he comes in contact,…… [Read More]

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Allred, K., Mallozzi, J., Matsui, F., Raia, C. (1997). The influence of anger and compassion on negotiation performance. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 70(3): 175-187.

Andonova, E., Taylor, H. (2012). Nodding in dis/agreement: a tale of two cultures.

Cognitive Process, 13(Suppl 1): S79-S82.

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Disseminating Evidence Strategies for Dissemination the Key

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Disseminating Evidence

Strategies for Dissemination

The key stakeholders in the implementation of the PICO project include patients, their families, health care team members including physicians, hospital administrators, insurers, suppliers, and investors ("Who are the Stakeholders in Health Care"). A broad and diverse group of stakeholders like this one requires a complex and multifaceted approach to project dissemination.

Different dissemination strategies will be used for different stakeholders. For patients and their families, the dissemination strategy will consist of the distribution of educational materials and access to educational resources. The educational resources will help patients to be empowered, so that they can ask questions related to their catheterization. Knowing what questions to ask, and what the answers mean, will help patients and their loved ones make responsible health care choices. For example, the study will show patients that they do not have to keep the catheter in, just because the nurse has…… [Read More]

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"Who are the Stakeholders in Healthcare" (2005). Retrieved online:  http://patientsafetyed.duhs.duke.edu/module_a/introduction/stakeholders.html
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Learning and Respiratory Care Problem-Based

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In fact it has been proposed that the positive impact observed of PBL on motivation may come from these academically talented individuals rather than the intervention itself (Hwang & Kim, 2006). GPAs and demographic characteristics were not found to be correlated to PBL (Ceconi et al., 2008).

White et al. (2004) found in a study regarding that PBL was not shown to be superior to other learning styles in assisting students to acquire or retain knowledge regarding asthma management. This finding is consistent with the majority of research that has not found greater knowledge acquisition or retention amongst PBL students vs. traditional teaching methods (Albanese, 2000; Beers, 2005; Rogal & Snider, 2008). However, it is not that PBL produces inferior results, most studies have found that there are no significant differences between PBL students and those from traditional curricula on standardized knowledge tests (Beachey, 2007). Beers (2005) points out that…… [Read More]

Many studies have shown that PBL students experience greater motivation toward learning than their traditional counterparts (Hwang & Kim, 2006; Beachey, 2007, Rogal & Snider, 2008). Further PBL has been associated with greater satisfaction in the learning process by physicians than its traditional counterpart (Beachey, 2007; Op't Holt, 2000; Rogal & Snider, 2008). Evaluations of PBL programs have found that not only do students take pleasure in the process, they also believe that they have the capacity to out perform their peers from traditional curricula in clinical settings (Op't Holt, 2005; Kaufman & Mann, 1996). Studies have shown that the teaching method has little bearing on the learning of academically talented students (Hwang & Kim, 2006; Distlehorst, Dawson, Robbs, & Barrows, 2005; Op't Hoyt, 2005). In fact it has been proposed that the positive impact observed of PBL on motivation may come from these academically talented individuals rather than the intervention itself (Hwang & Kim, 2006). GPAs and demographic characteristics were not found to be correlated to PBL (Ceconi et al., 2008).

White et al. (2004) found in a study regarding that PBL was not shown to be superior to other learning styles in assisting students to acquire or retain knowledge regarding asthma management. This finding is consistent with the majority of research that has not found greater knowledge acquisition or retention amongst PBL students vs. traditional teaching methods (Albanese, 2000; Beers, 2005; Rogal & Snider, 2008). However, it is not that PBL produces inferior results, most studies have found that there are no significant differences between PBL students and those from traditional curricula on standardized knowledge tests (Beachey, 2007). Beers (2005) points out that one would expect significant improvement in clinical knowledge and performance in order to advocate for the use of PBL in the classroom due to the extensive resources that are required to utilize PBL curricula.

One would expect that PBL students would be at a significant advantage over their traditional peers due to the clinical application in the classroom (Colliver, 2000). Some
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Advancement of Knowledge Base the

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Indeed, quantitative research is synonymous with rigorous implementation; without rigor, then quantitative studies could be considered flawed or faulty, and in effect, not credible for use or application (Van Zomeren, 2008:507).

Another hallmark of quantitative research is that data and findings must be reliable -- that is, results can be repeated to a different group, population, or geographic area. While the results may not be the same, but the general findings must still hold true to another population or geographic area. This is an interesting and attractive feature of quantitative research: methods, analyses, frameworks and theories are constantly tested to different scenarios, populations, and areas that in the end, results and recommendations developed are truly relevant and responsive to the needs or issues confronted by the target population or area.

Similar to qualitative research, quantitative research's hallmarks include the ethical implementation of its studies. Like qualitative research, participants must not…… [Read More]

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Creswell, J. (2006). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design. CA: Sage.

Sale, J. (2002). "Revisiting the quantitative-qualitative debate: implications for mixed-methods research." Quality & Quantity, Vol. 36.

Thompson, B. (2002). "What future quantitative social science research could look like: confidence intervals for effect sizes." Research News and Comment.
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Analyzing Community Mental Health Recovery Model

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Community Mental Health "ecovery Model"

What is the recovery orientation/paradigm model of treatment?

A mental health ecovery Model is a treatment alternative in which the service delivery is such that clients have the primary and final decision-making ability over their own treatment. This is unlike the majority of most conventional forms of treatment, in which physicians have the primary control over decisions or clients are just consulted as a formality. The underlying principle of the ecovery Model is that if a client is empowered to have greater choice and control over their service delivery, then he or she will have a greater incentive and drive to take increased initiative and control of their lives (NASW Practice Snapshot: The Transformation of the Mental Health System, 2006).

b. What is the medical model and what are the differences between the medical model and the recovery model of treatment?

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An indepth analysis of The Postmodern Therapy Models

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Shifting the Meanings and eliefs of Clients

Collaborative practice is variously and commonly referred to as conversational practice, social construction, postmodern, or dialogical, practice. It has evolved from assumptions in the wider postmodern movement in human and social sciences. It has also derived its elements from dialogue and social construction theories. Collaborative relations refer to the manner in which we orient ourselves; act, respond and be with another human so as to have them join in a therapeutic engagement that is shared and joint action (Shotter, 1984). This is also referred to as shared inquiry. In an earlier proposition, Shotter (1984) stated that all humans only exist in joint action; in meeting and interactive discourses with others in mutual fashion. He has lately opted to use ''relationally responsive'' notion (Shotter 2008). He implies that we are naturally relational beings with mutual influence on each other. Thus, the self cannot be…… [Read More]

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Table of Evidence Template

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setting, definition Sample/Setting

Conclusions (Appraisal)

Level of Evidence

(Flagg, 2015)

Implementing patient-focused healthcare within settings burdened by the combined challenges of scarce support systems, huge patient loads and constantly-growing patient care responsibilities, especially chronically ill patients

A healthcare organization with nursing staff on twelve-hour schedules

Characteristics: Number of patients individual nursing professionals have to cater to, which ranges between 3 and 5.

Catheter care, blood extractions, surgical schedules planned, antibiotic drugs' presence in the hospital inventory, patients' medicine/treatment plans

Necessity of bedside reporting, patient satisfaction and all-inclusive care framework

A case study technique implies researchers cannot undertake a broad-scale research using the sample. Outcomes might be case-specific and non-generalizable.

This article contributes to clarifying nursing role by employing numerous kinds of patient-focused care elements for improving care quality safely and manageably.

Level 4.d -- Descriptive Observational Studies -- Case Study

(Fawaz, Williams, Myers, Jones, & Logsdon, 2015)

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Ciaramella, J., Longworth, N., Larraz, L., & Murphy, S. (2014). Improving Efficiency, Consistency and Satisfaction on a Mother-Baby Unit With the Discharge Nurse Position. Wiley Online Library.

Dempsey, C., Wojciechowski, S., McConville, E., & Drain, M. (2014). Reducing Patient Suffering Through Compassionate Connected Care. Journal of Nursing Administration, 517 - 524.

Elena, A. (2015). Understanding the Culture of the Single Room Maternity Care Unit: Ethnographic Study. University of Calgary - Electronic Thesis.
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Applying the Helath Promotion Model

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Nursing theory: Nola Pender's Health Promotion Model (HPM)

In the United States and around the world, the consequences of the rise of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease are increasingly evident. Nola Pender's practice theory of the Health Promotion Model (HPM) was designed to offer a model of health promotion and wellness before the onset of chronic illnesses. Pender "became convinced that patients' quality of life could be improved by the prevention of problems before this occurred, and health care dollars could be saved by the promotion of healthy lifestyles" (Petiprin 2015). This practice-based theory is specifically designed to help patients help themselves and to change course in terms of their health and wellness behaviors. The model is particularly instructive to use today because of the need for more adequate self-care among patients. More and more diseases are lifestyle related thanks to the increase of calories and decrease of…… [Read More]

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Petiprin, A. (2015). Nola Pender: Nursing theorist. Nursing Theorist. Retrieved from:

http://www.nursing-theory.org/nursing-theorists/Nola-Pender.php

Syx, R. L. (2008). The practice of patient education: The theoretical perspective. Orthopedic Nursing, 27 (1): 50- 54 Retrieved from: http://www.nursingcenter.com/journalarticle?article_id=775267

Todd, A., Street, S., Ziviani, J., Byrne, N. & Hills, A. (2015). Overweight and obese adolescent girls: The importance of promoting sensible eating and activity behaviors from the start of the adolescent period. International Journal of Research and Public Health, 12: 2306-2329. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4344727/
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How the VA in Using Value Based Purchasing to Improve Health Care

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components of value-based purchasing (VBP) that are most pertinent to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) based on its vital mission to provide high-quality health care services to the nation's veterans while identifying opportunities to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in ways that promote improved clinical outcomes in measurable ways. The study also describes the three departments of a VA medical center that will be most important in implementing VBP, purchasing services, nursing services, and ambulatory care services and provide appropriate goals for this purpose. Because the three selected departments are at different stages of their VBP implementations, the preparation needed to achieve their VBP-related goals will vary, but staff will need to be educated and trained concerning the basics of VBP and how they apply to their unique departmental situations and all three departments must develop appropriate performance measures that can be used to determine the cost-effectiveness of…… [Read More]

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Ambulatory care. (2016). FierceHealthcare. Retrieved from http://www.fiercehealth care.com/topics/ambulatory_care.asp.

Burgess, J. F. (2011, August). Value-based purchasing in VA. VA Forum, 17.

Chernof, B. (2016, January 1). Value-based purchasing creates opportunities for effective partnerships. Aging Today, 37(1), 1-4.

Hoar, W. P. (2014, June 23). The VA proves adept at doctoring-of data. The New American, 30(12), 41-44.
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Home and Community-Based Waiver Services

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The majority of communities in Alaska are separated by vast distances and the distance from many communities to the nearest medical facility is equivalent to the distance from New York to Chicago (Indian Health Service Alaska Area Services, 2011).

A study funded by AOA examined issues affecting access to home- and community-based long-term-care services among AI/ANS. Study results indicated that home healthcare was one of the most frequently needed services among AI/ANS. Further, 88% of the services sometimes, rarely, or never met the need, and 36% of services were rarely to never available (Jervis, Jackson & Manson, 2002). Only twelve tribally operated nursing homes exist in the U.S., and these rely predominantly on funding from Medicaid and tribal subsidies. Many tribes would like to have nursing homes but are blocked by state certificate-of-need requirements, Medicaid licensing requirements, and lack of commercial financing. The lack of alternate medical resources, whether private…… [Read More]

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Alaska Area Indian Health Service. (2011). Indian Health Service. Retrieved from http://www.

ihs.gov/FacilitiesServices/areaOffices/alaska/.

Goins, R.T. & Spencer, S.M. (2005). Public health issues among older American Indians and Alaska natives. Generations, 29(2), 30-33.

Indian Health Service Alaska area services. (2011). Indian Health Service. Retrieved from http://www.ihs.gov/FacilitiesServices/areaOffices/alaska/dpehs/documents/area.pdf.
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Economic Modelling and Exchange Risk Exposure

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Econometric Modeling

Financial risk is currently at the center of all economic activity due to the incredibly unstable financial environment of the world economy. As a consequence the search for ways to reduce risk has taken a front seat in the important issues of our day. Several instruments exist in order to increase risk reduction possibilities, these include forward and futures contracts as well as various derivatives. That the most optimal number of risk reduction tools is used is vital. That ratio, the optimal number of risk reduction instruments, is decided by the relationship that exists between the spot instrument and the risk reduction tool. A time varying parameter model has been proven to be more effective in finding the relationship between economic variables and can therefore find an optimal reduction risk ratio that is not constant and can be controlled (Hatemi-J and oca, 2006). The economic exposure can be…… [Read More]

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Adler, M., and Dumas, B., (1984) Exposure to currency risk: definition and measurement. Financial Management 13, 41 -- 50.

Baillie, R.T. And R.J. Myers (1991). Bivariate GARCH Estimation of the Optimal Commodity Futures Hedge. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 6, 109-124.

Butterworth, D. And Holmes, P. (2001). The hedging effectiveness of stock index futures: Evidence for the FTSE-100 and FTSE-Mid 250 indexes traded in the U.K., Applied Financial Economics, 11, pp. 57-68.

Bystrom, H.N.E (2003). The Hedging Performance of Electricity Futures on the Nordic Power Exchange. Applied Economics, 1, 1-11.
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Cognitive-Based Therapy

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CBT

The always developing field of psychology and the tools used to develop this science, have provided many patients with much need relief. The constant evolution of the mind requires that clinical practices within mental health treatments also evolve and grow with the human race. The purpose of this essay is to discus Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), as a useful method of treating mental and psychological issues.

First CBT will be discussed in general, and useful ideas presented about the approach will be introduced. A practical example of this therapy will also be highlighted to contextualize the information. Next, this essay will address CBT can be used specifically for the treatment for depression and the issues associated with that idea. Finally, this essay will address how computerized CBT software programs are assisting in treating these types of issues.

CBT

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is simply a form of psychotherapy that…… [Read More]

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Barlow, DH, Gorman, J.M., Shear, M.K., & Woods, S.W. (2000). Cognitive-behavioral therapy, imipramine, or their combination for panic disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Jama, 283(19), 2529-2536.

Boyes, A. (2012). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques That Work. Psychology Today, 6 Dec 2012. Retrieved from http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-practice/201212/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-techniques-work

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Martin, B. (2007). In-Depth: Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Psych Central. Retrieved from http://psychcentral.com/lib/in-depth-cognitive-behavioral-therapy/000907
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recent evidence from randomized trials

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Programs for Parents of Infants and Toddlers: ecent Evidence From andomized Trials

My initial thoughts and feelings were:

Infancy is a very important stage in children's development. It is at this stage that children are most receptive to both mental and physical change and they are at greater risk of potentially harmful influences than their older counterparts. Infants also get affected much more by parental disruptions than older kids. It has been shown that parent-child interactions during the early stages are great predictors of several late and early developmental outcomes. Lending parents support in coming up and implementing good parenting skills can lead to great child development (Pontoppidan, Klest & Sandov, 2016). Since the child is most malleable during infancy, experiences at this stage shape the child's behavior, wellbeing and brain development and so the effects can last for the entire life of the infant. Parenting interventions given to newborn…… [Read More]

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Olds, D. L., Sadler, L., & Kitzman, H. (2007). Programs for parents of infants and toddlers: recent evidence from randomized trials. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, 48(3-4), 355-391.

Pontoppidan, M. (2015). The effectiveness of the Incredible Years™ Parents and Babies Program as a universal prevention intervention for parents of infants in Denmark: study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Trials, 16(1), 386.

Pontoppidan, M., Klest, S. K., & Sandoy, T. M. (2016). The Incredible Years Parents and Babies Program: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. PloS one, 11(12), e0167592.

Sadler, L. S., Slade, A., Close, N., Webb, D. L., Simpson, T., Fennie, K., & Mayes, L. C. (2013). Minding the baby: Enhancing reflectiveness to improve early health and relationship outcomes in an interdisciplinary home-visiting program. Infant mental health journal, 34(5), 391-405.
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Nora Pender Model of Health Promotion

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Healthcare Access

Advanced Nursing Practice

Nora Pender Model of Health Promotion:

Improving healthcare access to underserved diabetes patients in rural areas

The health promotion theory used to justify this project will by that of the Nora Pender Model of Health Promotion. The focus of this study will be upon expanding access of rural communities to healthcare. Pender's model stresses the need to work with patients to empower them to make positive life choices. When healthcare access is limited, it is essential that patients are given the tools to make empowering choices regarding their healthcare on a day-to-day basis. ural patients are often hampered by access to both information and regular quality care. The model suggests that with knowledge and support provided by more accessible care at local clinics this can change.

The philosophy of the model is that health is "a positive dynamic state not merely the absence of disease"…… [Read More]

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Health promotion model. (2012). Current Nursing. Retrieved from:

 http://nursingplanet.com/health_promotion_model.html 

Massey, C. (et al. 2010). Improving diabetes care in rural communities: An overview of current initiatives and a call for renewed efforts. Clinical Diabetes 28 (1) 20-27. Retrieved from:

 http://clinical.diabetesjournals.org/content/28/1/20.full
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A Study of the Benner Novice to Expert Model

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Patricia Benner's Theory of Novice to Expert: Does It emain Valid?

What makes a nurse a good nurse? Patricia Benner's Theory of Novice to Expert examines the growth of a nurse's expertise and emotional development from her first years of practice to what Benner calls expertise, or higher-level competency. In Benner's view, expertise depends upon the development of the nurse's intuitive capacity. As noted by Lyneham, Parkinson, & Denholm (2008), this competency that Benner defined as "intuitive" is a little-understood term, given the basis of modern nursing in evidence-based practice (p.380). By intuition, Benner meant the internalization of experience as well as technical capabilities. To better understand Benner's ideas, the authors adopted a qualitative, phenomenological approach, interviewing 14 emergency room nurses who met Benner's standards of expert practice, to determine if Benner's framework was relevant. Specifically, the study attempted to respond to criticisms of Benner's model of expert practice.

Critics…… [Read More]

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Lyneham, J. Parkinson, C. & Denholm, C. (2008) Explicating Benner's concept of expert

practice: intuition in emergency nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64(4), 380 -- 387.

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Evidence Sixteen Individual Studies Reviews

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By using a review technique, evidence from many different studies and types of research could be compared and analyzed, leading to the result of a higher grade. The few guidelines that were reviewed were the most clear in their recommendations, yet because the direct evidence that led to the formation of these guidelines was not fully provided the recommendations received a lower score. This is not to suggest that these guidelines, when produced by reputable organizations, are not worthy of implementation or consideration, but rather that further investigation into the guideline areas, such that primary research data is found that supports the recommendations in the guidelines published. Having this data directly available will enable the guidelines to be viewed with a higher score of validity and reliability.

The majority of the experimental or observational studies in this set of research received low grades for their recommendation for a variety of…… [Read More]

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Evidence and Evaluate the Methods

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This is largely related to the fact that larger words have more letters to analyze, and therefore require more time (in milliseconds) to decode. This information is largely gained through a methodology known as serial letter recognition, in which words are examined individually from a left to right situation, much the way people look up words in the dictionary. However, evidence suggests that this model is not as effective as the parallel letter recognition theory, which posits that words are internalized simultaneously (Larsen).

Another fairly important facet of word recognition has to do with context. The theory that considers context is known as word shape, which contends that people are able to recognize words based on the shape and the usage of those words, as well as on the structure of sentences. There are aspects of word shape that operate in conjunction with serial letter recognition, such as the fact…… [Read More]

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Larsen, K. "The Science of Word Recognition." Microsoft. 2004. Web. http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ctfonts/WordRecognition.aspx

Mandernach, J. "Word Recognition." Online Psychology Laboratory. No date. Web.  http://opl.apa.org/Experiments/About/AboutWordRecognition.aspx
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Evidence Has Been Put Forth

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The main findings, are related to the reactivation of newly acquired memory representations in hippocampal networks that stimulates a transfer and integration of these representations into neocortical neuronal networks as the most important mechanism of memory consolidation. However, the authors give an account of these findings in the article discussed as well.

A more comprehensive review is offered by Frank Marcos and Benington Joel in an article called "The Role of Sleep in Memory Consolidation and Brain Plasticity: Dream or Reality?" published in the Neuroscientist (12/2006). The authors make reference to current evidence for and against the hypothesis that sleep facilitates memory consolidation and promotes plastic changes in the brain. The findings of the study refer to the fact that despite recent accumulation of positive outcomes the precise role of sleep in memory and brain plasticity remains uncertain. They suggest the employment of more integrated approaches that combine behavioral and…… [Read More]

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Born, Jan, Rasch, Bjrn, Gais, Steffen "Sleep to Remember" Neuroscientist 2006; 12; 410 Retrieved at http://nro.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/12/5/410

Gais, Steffen, Born, Jan "Declarative memory consolidation: Mechanisms acting during human sleep" Learning Memory 2004 11: 679-685

Marcos, Frank, Benington, Joel "The Role of Sleep in Memory Consolidation and Brain Plasticity: Dream or Reality?" Neuroscientist 2006, 12(6):477-488.

Stickgold, Robert, Fosse, Roar, Walker, Matthew "Linking brain and behavior in sleep-dependent learning and memory consolidation" PNAS 2002, December 24, vol. 99 no. 26 16519 -16521
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Models to Promote Health Behavior and Proposed Project Plan

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Health Promotion for End-Stage Dementia

End-Stage Dementia Care

Health Promotion Plan for End-Stage Dementia

Health Promotion Plan for End-Stage Dementia

Globally, an estimated 35.6 million adults are living with dementia, a number expected to double by 2030 and triple by 2050 (World Health Organization, 2014). Most patients with dementia in the United States will die in a nursing home (reviewed by Goodman et al., 2010), which means that these patients sometimes live for years within these institutions. The level of dementia care required can sometimes be quite high as the ability for self-care and effective communication is lost (Puurveen, n.d.). These facts and statistics explain why an estimated $157 to $215 billion is spent each year on dementia care in the U.S. And why there is a need for cost effective and humane dementia care globally; however, some care professionals have questioned the efficacy of the traditional medical model and…… [Read More]

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Barbosa, A., Sousa, L., Nolan, M., & Figueiredo, D. (2014). Effects of person-centered care approaches to dementia care on staff: A systematic review. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, published online ahead of print 20 Jan. 2014, doi: 10.1177/1533317513520213.

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Goodman, C., Evans, C., Wilcock, J., Froggatt, K., Drennan, V., Sampson, E., Blanchard, M., Bissett, M., & Iliffe, S. (2010). End of life care for the community dwelling older people with dementia: An integrated review. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25, 329-37.
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Hygiene as a Pivotal Method of Preventing

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Hygiene as a pivotal method of preventing infection in a health care setting

Hand Hygiene as a Pivotal Method of Preventing Infection in a Healthcare Setting

Carpetti, G.M., Sandri, F., Trridapallli, E., Galleti, S., Petracci, E., & Faldella, G. (2007).

Nosocomial infection in very low birth weight infants. American journal of infection control, 36(6), 430-435.

To increase the chances of survival of VLBW infants, there are continued improvements in neo-natal management. However, the risk of infection during their stay in hospital is especially because they undergo diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In order to eliminate the infections, and provide more chances of survival, the article suggests that hand washing is the only effective measure to prevent the transmission of microorganisms. In addition, it suggests that it is the most important precaution in infection control. In the study, sixteen VLBW infants, in the "before" period and five others in the "after" period…… [Read More]

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Allerganzi, B., Pittet, D. (2009). The role of hand hygiene in healthcare-associated infection prevention. Journal of hospital infection, 73, 305-315.

Andrej, T., & Andreas, W.F. (2004). Hand hygiene: A frequently missed lifesaving opportunity during patient care. Mayo clinic proceedings, 79(1), 109-216.

Asare, A., Enweronu-Laryea, C.C., & Newman, J.M. (2009). Hand hygiene practices in a neo-natal intensive care unit in Ghana. Journal of infection in developing countries, 3(5), 352-356.

Carpetti, G.M., Sandri, F., Trridapallli, E., Galleti, S., Petracci, E., & Faldella, G. (2007).
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Criminal Justice and Criminology the

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Latinos participations are low in CAPS, and most of their members are unaware of the strategies of CAPS. Their levels of awareness have been on a declining state since the year 1990. Their involvement in these meetings was driving by the levels of crime, moral decay on the community and at the level of social disorder. The problem with the Latino population is that they do not turn up in numbers to these meetings. The community's representation is low in these meetings.

However, research further shows that the community lacks representation in the district advisory committees that meet on a regular basis with the police department. Compared to the African-Americans and the Whites Latinos have young families are they are more likely to be working and having families at home. Their involvement with the police department is variedly mixed. There is evidence that their community avoids police contacts, including not…… [Read More]

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Lyons, T., Lurigio, Rodriguez, P.L., & a.J., Roque, (2013). Racial disparity in the criminal justice system for drug offenses a state legislative response to the problem. Race and justice, 3(1), 83-101.

Lombardo, R.M. (2013). Fighting Organized Crime a History of Law Enforcement Efforts in Chicago. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 29(2), 296-316.

Portnoy, J., Chen, F.R., & Raine, a. (2013). Biological protective factors for antisocial and criminal behavior. Journal of Criminal Justice.

Lee, M. (2013). Inventing Fear of Crime. Willan.
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PTSD Treatments

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on one's well being can be problematic if not successfully understood and incorporated within a person's psyche. The purpose of this essay is to critically review the literature on the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of PTSD from a "biopsychosocial" perspective. This approach is holistic in nature and is helpful in understanding that nature of disorders and their place within the medical profession. Disorders are important because they suggest a relative problem and not an objective problem. Order is subjective and the need to view PTSD from a more objective viewpoint is helpful in learning what its study can truly do for those who are suffering from the ill effects of trauma. While trauma is inherent in the human condition, successful ways of dealing with this issue of life development have not been adequately expressed in a cohesive manner. This essay attempts to bridge these gaps of…… [Read More]

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Edwards, D. (2013). Responsive integrative treatment of clients with PTSD and trauma-related disorders: An expanded evidence-based model. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 23(1), 7- 19.

Haugen, P.T., Splaun, A.K., Evces, M.R., & Weiss, D.S. (2013). Integrative approach for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in 9/11 first responders: three core techniques. Psychotherapy, 50(3), 336.

Jakovljevi?, M., Brajkovi?, L., Jaksi?, N., Lon-ar, M., Aukst-Margeti?, B., & Lasi?, D. (2012). POSTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDERS (PTSD) FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES: A TRANSDISCIPLINARY INTEGRATIVE APPROACH. Psychiatria Danubina, 24(3.), 246-255.

Peri, T., & Gofman, M. (2014). Narrative Reconstruction: An integrative intervention module for intrusive symptoms in PTSD patients. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6(2), 176.