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J Clin Nurs ; 29(7-8): 1238-1253, 2020 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31910291

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore how children and young adults from divorced families experience double bereavement when they lose a divorced parent with cancer and how the double bereavement influences their mental health consequences and need of support. BACKGROUND: Children and young people who are confronted with the cancer and death of a parent is a highly stressful life event, which is associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, especially when children experience divorced parental cancer and death. DESIGN: Participant observations and interviews with a phenomenological-hermeneutic approach and COREQ standards for reporting qualitative research. METHODS: We conducted 340 hr of participant observations within nine different support groups totalling 27 children and young adults from divorced families and included 28 interviews with participants and relatives. Analyses are based on Ricoeur's theory of interpretation: naïve reading, structural analysis, interpretation and discussion. RESULTS: The experiences with double bereavement identified three main themes: 1. navigating through multiple transitions and disruptions within two family worlds; 2. consequences for mental health including stress overload and disruptions to well-being; and 3. need for accessible support derived from close relationships and professionals within and in-between family worlds. CONCLUSION: Children and young adult's double bereavement includes multiple transitions and disruptions often related to stress overload and mental health problems. Support from close relationships and professionals is experienced as helpful in the prevention and mitigation of mental health problems. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: There is a need for targeted accessible support availability to children, young adults and their families when a divorced parent is dying of cancer in clinical practice. Our findings suggest that specific health policies for health professionals should be developed to target improved support for these families.

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Int J Older People Nurs ; 14(4): e12271, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31549784

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BACKGROUND: Nurses who care for acute patients with dementia in a hospital setting report a variety of challenges in regard to meeting the complex needs of their patients. In particular, known barriers to optimal care include a lack of knowledge about dementia, lack of dementia-friendly acute clinical environments, lack of time to care for the individual patient and a prioritised focus on the medical issues that triggered the hospitalisation. Research to date has not specifically focused on nurses' experiences of caring for people with dementia in orthopaedic wards. AIM: This study investigates nurses' experiences of caring for people with dementia, in an acute orthopaedic hospital ward setting. DESIGN: Qualitative interviews. METHODS: This qualitative study employs hermeneutic phenomenological research methods. Eight Danish nurses were interviewed in an orthopaedic ward about their experiences in caring for orthopaedic patients with dementia. Nurses with various levels of expertise were selected for interview so that a full range of nursing experiences could inform the research study. RESULTS: The results of the study revealed two major themes: "Nurse communication and patient information" and "Care compromise", with three and four sub-themes, respectively. These findings are used to illustrate how, and why, nurses' experiences of caring for patients with dementia contribute a discontentment and negative preconceived perception by some nurses towards their acute care of patients with chronic dementia. The results are discussed in the context of Interactional Nursing Practice theory and describe the challenges experienced by acute care orthopaedic nurses who care for patients with dementia. CONCLUSION: Orthopaedic nurses find it challenging and professionally difficult to provide person-centred care for patients with dementia during an acute orthopaedic hospital admission. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Orthopaedic nurses should work to adopt a positive attitude, and person-centred approach, towards dementia care. It is also recommended that the electronic patient record should be supplemented by oral dissemination to some extent, as information, plans of action and knowledge about the care situation for patients with dementia has a tendency to drown in chronological data presentation.


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Atitude do Pessoal de Saúde , Demência , Fraturas Ósseas/enfermagem , Recursos Humanos de Enfermagem no Hospital/psicologia , Assistência Centrada no Paciente , Adulto , Idoso , Dinamarca , Feminino , Humanos , Entrevistas como Assunto , Masculino , Enfermagem Ortopédica
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Death Stud ; : 1-14, 2019 Aug 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31402764

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This cross-sectional survey compares the risk of mental health problems like poor well-being, complicated and prolonged grief, and mental disorders between young adults experiencing a divorced or non-divorced parent's death. 190 participants were recruited from Facebook via the Danish National Center for Grief. Well-being was measured using WHO-5, prolonged grief using PG-13 and complicated grief using BGQ, and common mental disorders using CMDQ. Findings confirmed deleterious effects on mental health in young adults experiencing parental death, but higher risk, when losing a divorced parent compared to a non-divorced parent, was associated to prolonged grief, complicated grief, bodily distress syndrome, and alcohol misuse.

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J Fam Nurs ; 25(3): 419-446, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31387426

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The experience of parental death concomitant with parental divorce occurs for 46% of Danish children and 50% of American children who lose a parent to death. This experience of loss and double bereavement compounds increased risk of mental health problems. The aim of this study was to explore nursing interventions for double bereaved children that promoted their well-being. A phenomenological-hermeneutic approach was used to conduct 20 interviews with nurses in family cancer care. Ricoeur's theoretical framework was followed with naïve reading, structural analysis, and critical interpretation, resulting in the formulation of a new model of nursing care for these children: the Divorced Family-Focused Care Model. Four themes were apparent: (a) collection of information about family structure, (b) assessment of support needs, (c) initiation of well-being support, and (d) coordination and follow-up focused on the child's well-being. The new intervention model has implications for health care education and implementation of health care policies.

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J Forensic Nurs ; 15(2): 120-130, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31116178

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INTRODUCTION: Increased knowledge about forensic psychiatric patients' relatives' perceptions in regard to the use of mechanical restraint (MR) is necessary, if clinical practice is to be improved and to achieve a reduction in the use and frequency of MR. However, a specific knowledge deficit about relatives' perspectives on the use of MR limits the evidence base considerably. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of MR held by relatives of forensic psychiatric patients' including factors impacting its use and duration. METHOD: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 15 parents of patients within a forensic psychiatry setting and thematically analyzed. FINDINGS: Two main themes were identified, namely, "care and protection" and "inclusion and involvement," and one subtheme, "information." These themes revealed the framework used by parents to construct a sense of "trust or distrust" about the ability of staff to provide adequate and safe care for their adult children in the forensic psychiatric setting. CONCLUSION: Some parents in this study considered that forensic psychiatric staff used MR as a necessary protection. However, most parents held strong negative perceptions regarding the use of MR and the quality and safety of care provision. It is apparent that parents in this study believed they should be included and involved in the care in situations associated with the use of MR, because they considered that this could reduce its use. Further research is required to target interventions to reduce the use and duration of MR episodes and to improve clinical practice in forensic psychiatry.


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Crianças Adultas , Pais , Restrição Física , Adulto , Idoso , Dinamarca , Feminino , Psiquiatria Legal , Hospitalização , Humanos , Entrevistas como Assunto , Masculino , Pessoas Mentalmente Doentes , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Confiança , Adulto Jovem
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Int J Ment Health Nurs ; 28(1): 22-39, 2019 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30133096

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Computer scientists contend that understanding human computer interaction (HCI) is an important factor in developing successful computer user experiences. Mental health professionals across a range of disciplines are increasingly developing and implementing Internet-based treatments for people with a variety of mental health conditions. Many therapeutic and economic benefits are associated with technology-enabled treatments for a range of mental health disorders. Despite this, the role of HCI and associated design elements remains poorly understood in regard to the impact on patient safety, effectiveness, and to adherence of treatment for computer users who engage with e-mental health interventions. An integrative literature review was conducted to investigate how adequately HCI and user-centred design is incorporated in the development of e-mental health interventions for depression and anxiety, and subsequently reported in literature to inform evidence-based practice. The PRISMA model was used to locate, select, and include 30 relevant articles. The main finding of this review is that Internet-based e-mental health interventions are routinely implemented without sufficiently describing the relevant HCI design features applied. This is a limitation that in turn jeopardizes the assessment validity of e-mental interventions generally, leaving those who administer the interventions with incomplete evidence to support the safe, reliable, dependable, credible, and trustworthy implementation of the interventions. The recommendation arising from this review is that human computer interaction should be carefully considered when mental health nurses and other practitioners adopt e-mental health interventions for therapeutic purposes to assure the quality and safety of e-mental health interventions on offer to patients.


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Transtornos de Ansiedade/terapia , Depressão/terapia , Telemedicina/métodos , Humanos , Internet
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Dementia (London) ; : 1471301218820483, 2018 Dec 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30587029

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Patients with dementia as co-morbidity find hospital stays challenging, because the focus is primarily on the somatic cause for the admission, with less emphasis on the needs pertaining to dementia-related support and care. This results in poorer holistic outcomes, compared to patients without dementia, and an increased cost for the healthcare sector and, society as a whole. The quest is to make hospitals a dementia-friendly context, because this is likely to lead to better patient outcomes for people with dementia generally; however, further research is required to understand where gains may be made in this regard. This study conducted participant observation research strategies to follow patient journeys with Alzheimer's disease admitted to orthopaedic wards, to learn about their experiences as patients. Longitudinal data were gathered by following patients on both day and evening shifts within a specialist orthopaedic hospital ward, commencing at patient admission and concluding at time of discharge. The data were interpreted from a phenomenological-hermeneutic perspective, inspired by Ricoeur's interpretation theory. The study revealed a communication style among nurses who failed to take into account the comprehensive needs of patients with dementia, in terms of timely information exchange and clinical relevance. Patients expressed the desire to be more fully engaged in the care decision-making, together with indicating their appreciation of the work of the health professionals who cared for them. The data revealed that the process of getting to know the patient at the beginning of every shift left little room to alleviate patients' experienced distress, caused by being in hospital. This resulted in patients who were less involved in the caring situation, or, if a patient took the initiative to act, intentions ended up being misinterpreted as disruptive behaviour. The findings have relevance for staff and ward management who are interested to strive to enhance the patient journey as a dementia-friendly hospital.

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Contemp Nurse ; 54(4-5): 543-545, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30092698

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Nurses should be mindful that prescribing and administering digital therapies comes with patient safety responsibilities. Due diligence is required by nurses to ensure that they are prescribing and administering digital therapies to ensure they are safe practitioners in this new health field. Nurses without requisite digital literacy and critiquing skills should consider what actions they need to undertake to up-skill, if it is required, to maintain their safe practice standards [Wilson, 2017. E Mental Health. Mental Health: A perosn-centred Approach. N. Procter, H. Hamer, D. McGarry, Wilson R. L. and T. Frogatt. Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press].


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Cuidados de Enfermagem/normas , Segurança do Paciente/normas , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , Competência Profissional , Telemedicina/normas , Terapia Assistida por Computador/normas , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Nurse Res ; 25(3): 36-41, 2017 12 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29251447

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BACKGROUND: The development of a recruitment strategy requires nurse researchers to consider the avenues available to them to fully investigate a phenomenon. In many cases, this will mean that they invite members of the public to be participants in their research. Successfully advertising the research project to potential participants requires a targeted approach, so that the participants will contribute to a data set that is sufficiently representative and analysis will elicit answers to the research questions. Societal changes in communication patterns and in media consumption have led to a downturn in traditional forms of media, such as television, radio and printed newspapers, magazines and newsletters. Increasingly, the public is using social media instead of traditional media. This change has implications for the design of research and researchers will have to adapt their recruitment strategies to include social media, if they are to collect representative rich data that can be analysed and reliably inform the findings of research. AIM: To discuss the importance of rigorous research designs and to provide an example of a study that demonstrates how mental health researchers, investigating help and support for young people's mental health, can adapt their traditional recruitment practices and applied this new knowledge to recruitment using social media. DISCUSSION: A carefully designed social media recruitment process was particularly useful in attracting informative participant respondents who were able to provide meaningful and rich data relevant when responding to particular research questions. Engineering the participant user experience, such as using a minimum number of keyboard clicks to enter the online survey, mitigated the risk of drop out or incomplete responses. CONCLUSION: Recruitment to a research study requires a strategy that matches the dynamics of the communication media used by potential participants. Nurse researchers need to be adept in the use of social media applied to health research contexts to ensure that data sets obtain representative samples and to reveal trustworthy, reliable, dependable and valid evidence to support clinical research and practice. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The general popularity of social media has led to the public expectation that health information, and in some cases treatment, will be available online. Such a change in communication dynamics in recent times requires that nurse researchers develop new researcher skills and expertise in the proficient use of social media for the purpose of ethical recruitment of participants to health research projects.


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Saúde Mental , Seleção de Pacientes , Mídias Sociais , Pesquisadores
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J Nurs Manag ; 24(6): 708-17, 2016 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27189515

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AIM: The aim of the study was to explore the prevalence of burnout and job satisfaction among Saudi national critical care nurses. BACKGROUND: Burnout is caused by a number of factors, including personal, organisational and professional issues. Previous literature reports a strong relationship between burnout and job satisfaction among critical care nurses. Little is known about this phenomenon among Saudi national critical care nurses. METHODS: A convenience sample of 150 Saudi national critical care nurses from three hospitals in Hail, Saudi Arabia were included in a cross-sectional survey. RESULTS: Saudi national critical care registered nurses reported moderate to high levels of burnout in the areas of emotional exhaustion and depersonalisation. Participants also reported a feeling of ambivalence and dissatisfaction with their jobs but were satisfied with the nature of their work. CONCLUSIONS: Saudi national critical care nurses experience moderate to high levels of burnout and low levels of job satisfaction. Burnout is a predictor of job satisfaction for Saudi national critical care nurses. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING AND HEALTH POLICY: These results provide clear evidence of the need for nurse managers and policy makers to devise strategies to help nurses better cope with a stressful work environment, thereby also improving job satisfaction among Saudi national critical care nurses.


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Esgotamento Profissional/etiologia , Satisfação no Emprego , Enfermeiras e Enfermeiros/psicologia , Local de Trabalho/psicologia , Adulto , Enfermagem de Cuidados Críticos/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Enfermeiras e Enfermeiros/estatística & dados numéricos , Arábia Saudita , Estresse Psicológico/complicações , Estresse Psicológico/etiologia , Inquéritos e Questionários , Recursos Humanos , Local de Trabalho/normas , Local de Trabalho/estatística & dados numéricos
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Am J Ophthalmol ; 163: 108-114.e1, 2016 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26621684

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PURPOSE: To present data from an established mobile screening program for children in the amblyogenic age group using gold-standard examination techniques by eye care professionals. DESIGN: Retrospective 12-year, cross-sectional study. METHODS: setting: Single center. STUDY POPULATION: All children enrolled in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grades in public schools in Cleveland, Ohio were eligible for evaluations. intervention procedure: An ophthalmic technician and/or optometrist examined children in a customized van that visits all elementary schools. The initial screening included testing of monocular near and distance visual acuity, stereoacuity, ocular alignment, motility, pupils, and external abnormalities. Children meeting the 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics vision screening referral criteria underwent cycloplegic retinoscopy and ophthalmoscopy by the on-site optometrist and received glasses. In addition, these children were referred to pediatric ophthalmology for ongoing care. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Determination of the proportion of children with refractive errors, amblyopia, and/or strabismus. RESULTS: Between 2002 and 2014, 63 841 evaluations were performed, representing approximately 55% of eligible children. Overall, 6386 (10.0%) of children met 1 or more referral criteria: 5355 (8.39%) received glasses, 873 (1.37%) had amblyopia, and 1125 (1.76%) had strabismus. Over the 12-year period, there was no statistically significant change in the prevalence of strabismus (1.73%-2.24%, P = .91) or amblyopia (0.9%-2.08%, P = .13) among first grade students. CONCLUSIONS: Amblyopia, strabismus, and refractive errors are common in young children. During the study period, the rates of amblyopia and strabismus remained stable, indicating the need for continued vision screening and treatment services. A van-based model, traveling directly to schools, appears to be effective in reaching young children in underserved communities.


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Ambliopia/diagnóstico , Unidades Móveis de Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Erros de Refração/diagnóstico , Estrabismo/diagnóstico , Seleção Visual/métodos , Ambliopia/terapia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos Transversais , Óculos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Oftalmoscopia , Erros de Refração/terapia , Retinoscopia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Estrabismo/terapia , Populações Vulneráveis
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Ecohealth ; 12(3): 412-20, 2015 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26163020

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The mental health of people in rural communities is influenced by the robustness of the mental health ecosystem within each community. Theoretical approaches such as social ecology and social capital are useful when applied to the practical context of promoting environmental conditions which maximise mental health helping capital to enhance resilience and reduce vulnerably as a buffer for mental illness. This paper explores the ecological conditions that affect the mental health and illness of people in rural communities. It proposes a new mental health social ecology framework that makes full use of the locally available unique social capital that is sufficiently flexible to facilitate mental health helping capital best suited to mental health service delivery for rural people in an Australian context.


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Serviços de Saúde Mental/organização & administração , Saúde Mental , População Rural , Capital Social , Meio Social , Austrália , Meio Ambiente , Humanos , Características de Residência , Saúde da População Rural
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Issues Ment Health Nurs ; 36(5): 379-87, 2015 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26090858

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Virtual learning environments (VLEs) are now commonly used, worldwide, as teaching and learning platforms for pre-registration nursing education. However, there is only limited evidence in the research literature to suggest that VLEs are employed to support the education of student nurses about mental health and illness. This article describes the work of mental health nurse educators who have taken the lead by providing case-based simulations on VLEs, thereby enabling students to acquire knowledge and develop the clinical skills required for practice in mental health settings. Benefits of VLEs include their flexibility and accessibility, and also the opportunity they provide for students to engage with Web 2.0 technologies. Leadership in education must include the utilization of the most current pedagogical tools and strategies, as well as staying abreast of contemporary evidence-based practices in clinical settings, to support the knowledge acquisition and practice-based learning of the registered nurses (RNs) of the future.


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Instrução por Computador , Educação a Distância , Educação em Enfermagem/organização & administração , Aprendizagem Baseada em Problemas , Enfermagem Psiquiátrica/educação , Treinamento por Simulação , Austrália , Humanos
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Issues Ment Health Nurs ; 36(5): 391-4, 2015 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26091078

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Disasters occur internationally and are nondiscriminatory. The loss resulting from the destruction associated with disasters leads to the development of various levels of psychological trauma in survivors. Health teams provide assistance to survivors before, during and after disasters, and mental health nurses make an important contribution to these teams. However, the leadership role of mental health nurses in disaster situations has not been extensively explored in the literature. This article discusses aspects of mental health nursing leadership in preparation for, response to and recovery from disasters. In particular, recommendations are made to enhance the leadership of mental health nurses in the context of disasters.


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Desastres , Liderança , Papel do Profissional de Enfermagem , Enfermagem Psiquiátrica , Humanos
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J Clin Nurs ; 24(17-18): 2638-48, 2015 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26098196

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to understand new ways that young rural people with mental health problems could be helped at an early point in their mental health decline. BACKGROUND: Rural nurses represent skilled mental health helping capital in their local communities, yet this important mental health helping resource, or helping capital, is both under-recognised and under-used in providing early mental health help in rural communities. In recent years international momentum has gathered in support of a paradigm change to reform the delivery of youth mental health services so that they align more closely to the developmental and social needs of young people with mental health problems. DESIGN: A mixed methods case study design was used to explore the early mental health care needs of young rural people. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted and data were analysed with descriptive techniques. In-depth interviews were conducted and the transcribed data were analysed using thematic techniques. RESULTS: The results of this study demonstrate that in general rural people are willing to seek mental health care, and that rural nurses are well suited to provide initial care to young people. CONCLUSIONS: Non-traditional venues such as community, school and justice settings are ideal places where more convenient first conversations about mental health with young people and their families, and rural nurses should be deployed to these settings. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Rural nurses are able to contribute important initial engagement interventions that enhance the early mental health care for young people when it is needed.


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Assistência à Saúde , Transtornos Mentais/enfermagem , Papel do Profissional de Enfermagem , Serviços de Saúde Rural , Adolescente , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Transtornos Mentais/psicologia , Serviços de Saúde Mental , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , New South Wales , Queensland , Adulto Jovem
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Collegian ; 22(4): 397-403, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26775526

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Clinical placement learning experiences are integral to all health and medical curricula as a means of integrating theory into practice and preparing graduates to deliver safe, high-quality care to health consumers. A growing challenge for education providers is to access sufficient clinical placements with experienced supervisors who are skilled at maximising learning opportunities for students. This paper reports on the development and evaluation of an innovative online learning program aimed at enhancing student and clinical supervisors' preparedness for effective workplace-based learning. The evidence-based learning program used 'story-telling' as the learning framework. The stories, which were supported by a range of resources, aimed to engage the learners in understanding student and supervisor responsibilities, as well as the expectations and competencies needed to support effective learning in the clinical environment. Evaluation of this program by the learners and stakeholders clearly indicated that they felt authentically 'connected' with the characters in the stories and developed insights that suggested effective learning had occurred.


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Pessoal de Saúde/educação , Aprendizagem , População Rural , Austrália , Humanos
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Collegian ; 22(4): 433-8, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26775530

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Mental Health First Aid training is designed to equip people with the skills to help others who may be developing mental health problems or experiencing mental health crises. This training has consistently been shown to increase: (1) the recognition of mental health problems; (2) the extent to which course trainees' beliefs about treatment align with those of mental health professionals; (3) their intentions to help others; and (4) their confidence in their abilities to assist others. This paper presents a discussion of the potential role of Mental Health First Aid training in undergraduate mental health nursing education. Three databases (CINAHL, Medline, and PsycINFO) were searched to identify literature on Mental Health First Aid. Although Mental Health First Aid training has strong benefits, this first responder level of education is insufficient for nurses, from whom people expect to receive professional care. It is recommended that: (1) Mental Health First Aid training be made a prerequisite of preregistration nurse education, (2) registered nurses make a larger contribution to addressing the mental health needs of Australians requiring care, and (3) current registered nurses take responsibility for ensuring that they can provided basic mental health care, including undertaking training to rectify gaps in their knowledge.


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Educação em Enfermagem/organização & administração , Enfermagem Psiquiátrica/educação , Austrália , Humanos
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Collegian ; 21(2): 95-101, 2014.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25109207

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Increased bandwidth, broadband network availability and improved functionality have enhanced the accessibility and attractiveness of social media. The use of the Internet by higher education students has markedly increased. Social media are already used widely across the health sector but little is currently known of the use of social media by health profession students in Australia. A cross-sectional study was undertaken to explore health profession students' use of social media and their media preferences for sourcing information. An electronic survey was made available to health profession students at ten participating universities across most Australian states and territories. Respondents were 637 first year students and 451 final year students. The results for first and final year health profession students indicate that online media is the preferred source of information with only 20% of students nominating traditional peer-reviewed journals as a preferred information source. In addition, the results indicate that Facebook usage was high among all students while use of other types of social media such as Twitter remains comparatively low. As health profession students engage regularly with social media, and this use is likely to grow rather than diminish, educational institutions are challenged to consider the use of social media as a validated platform for learning and teaching.


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Educação Médica/métodos , Disseminação de Informação/métodos , Publicações/estatística & dados numéricos , Rádio/estatística & dados numéricos , Mídias Sociais/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudantes de Ciências da Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Televisão/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Austrália , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto Jovem
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Collegian ; 21(2): 111-9, 2014.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25109209

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Nurses and other health professionals are adopting social media to network with health care professionals and organizations, support health education, deliver health promotion messages, enhance professional development and employment opportunities, and communicate within political forums. This paper explores the growing use of social media, and examines the current dynamics of Twitter as an example of the uptake of social media. This paper also offers practical guidance for new Twitter users who are interested in using this social media approach in clinical or educational settings, and for professional development.


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Educação Continuada/métodos , Educação Médica/métodos , Disseminação de Informação/métodos , Internet/estatística & dados numéricos , Recursos Humanos de Enfermagem/estatística & dados numéricos , Telecomunicações , Austrália , Humanos
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