The Role of Transformational Leadership in Polio Eradication in Pakistan
Utilizing Transactional Leadership in Nursing World: Fostering Accountability, Efficiency, and Innovation
A Study to Assess the Level of Pain and Procedural Anxiety among Intravenous Cannulation Patients Admitted in Emergency Department of Sree Mookambika Medical College Hospital
A Study to Assess the Communication and Level of Anxiety among Mechanically Ventilated Conscious Patients in Intensive Care Units of Sree Mookambika Medical College Hospital at Kanyakumari District
Should the Family be Permitted to Accompany the Patient during Resuscitation?
Comparison of the Peaceful End of Life Theory with Theory of Human Caring in Clinical Problem
Optimizing Quality of Care by Integrating Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory with Orlando's Nursing Process Theory
Academic Strategies that Facilitate Learning in Millennial Nursing Students
Transformational Leadership: A Strategy towards Staff Motivation
Nightingale’s Theory and its Application to Pediatric Nursing Care
Suicide Among Youth: A Preventable Public Health Concern
Awareness of Good And Bad Touch Among Children
The Impact of Culture on Faculty Retention in Nursing Education
Emotional Intelligence as a Predictor of Nursing Student Success
Psychological and Cognitive Determinants of the Health Literacy on Soon-To-Be-Aged and Older Adults: a Systematic Review
It Takes a Village to Assure Nurse Professionalism
Lessons Learned: Employing Focus Groups as a Research Methodology
Good quality professional behaviors are essential to the success of new graduate nurses. In contrast, documented incidents of unprofessional behaviors such as bullying are on the rise. This article examines the worldviews on causes for the decline of professionalism within the field of nursing. Implications for a sustained collaboration between staff development educators and nursing faculty are discussed including suggested strategies that enhance the professional behaviors conducive to a successful transition to practice.
In the process of providing care to patients, health care professionals face ethical dilemmas such as the decision to inform or not to inform the patient about a fatal illness. It is very crucial that these issues are addressed appropriately without causing any harm – physical or emotional – to the patient. Although it may not be possible for healthcare professionals to respond to some of the ethical issues, they must ensure that they ease the discomfort of the patient and their family as much as possible while staying true to the ethics professionalism. In this regard, this paper reviews the four ethical principles: autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice, as proposed by Beauchamp and Childress (2001) and explores its application and usefulness in guiding health care professionals, especially nurses, to address the ethical issues they face.
Domestic violence is a persistent public health issue worldwide; it is especially prevalent in Pakistan. Although women's roles are changing in the contemporary era, patriarchal ideologies dominate the social and family structures. Patriarchal notions continue to perpetuate traditional gender roles. The purpose of this study was to explore how the influence of the patriarchal attitudes has played a prominent role in perpetuating domestic violence in the Pakistani family. This study focused closely on two particular social determinants that contribute to domestic violence. These two determinants were rigid gender roles and the social norms that are conducive to or permissive of violence in the home. In addition, this study shortly discussed the rest of the determinants of domestic violence in the Pakistani context according to the WHO domestic violence determinant list.
Focus groups were chosen as the method for data collection in a study to determine factors that influence registered nurses' decisions to teach in academia. This research design was chosen because the author wanted to obtain rich indepth information from the participants. The literature reveals that the faculty shortage is one of the contributing factors of the nursing shortage throughout the country (NLN, 2010). In response to this, the researcher sought to determine reasons of registered nurses who meet education requirements but do not choose to teach in academia. Although focus groups where appropriate for this type of study, the author experienced some challenges to this chosen data collection method. There is limited recent literature regarding the use of focus groups and its challenges. The purpose of this article is to discuss challenges experienced by the author while employing focus groups as a research methodology and to address lessons learned.
Nursing entails the nurse meeting the patient's needs whatever the situation. Moral goal is to help the patient replace negative with positive feelings it at all possible. The unhealthy environment of the working place ie; low salary, lack of promotion facilities, lack of coordination of the colleagues, managerial attitudes, personal problems are causing occupational stress and job dissatisfaction among nurses. The sample of the study consisted of 80 nurses working in both Government and Private Hospitals in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. The tools used for the study were Occupational Stress Index by A.K.Srivastava and A.P.Singh 1984, Job Satisfaction Scale by Amarsingh and T.R. Sharma 1986. The statistical techniques used for the analyses were 't' – test and Pearson – r. The major findings of the study were (i) There is a significant difference between nurses who were degree holders in nursing and diploma holders in nursing in their job satisfaction. (ii) There is a significant difference between Government and Private nurses in their Job satisfaction. (iii) With regard to the place of residence, there is no significant difference between Urbanites and Ruralites on Occupational Stress and Job Satisfaction. (iv) In the case of Occupational Stress, qualification, place of residence and nature of institution ie; whether government or private, did not have any influence.
Patients who get admitted in psychiatric units are often in immense crises or distress and may demonstrate maladaptive coping responses. These responses may end up into aggression or violence. Nurses spend most of their time with patients and are likely at risk for being the victims therefore, it is a crucial matter for nurses who are working in psychiatric units to be able to assess those patients who are at risk for aggression and intervene effectively. Mental health nurses are required to learn good interpersonal skills in order to make nursing happen. These crucial skills are the building blocks or, as Stevenson (2008, p.109) expresses them, “the nuts and bolts – the basic techniques and principles in which everyone engaging in clinical practice in mental health needs to be fluent”. With the purpose to communicate efficiently mental health nurses should make efforts towards being proficient in using the communication tools. Moreover, As Stevenson (2008, p.109) points out, “one size does not fit all” similarly mental health nurses should use communication skills differently with different patients in a mental health setting.