Contributor: Bárbara Marisa Franco Nunes da Silva Cardoso I have been a nurse for over a decade, always in the infectious diseases department, working with people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. As I see in my clinical practice and as several authors substantiate, this infection has an impact on the person in all its … Continue reading The Person with an Initial Clinical Diagnosis of “HIV”: Uncertainty as a Human Response
Help Us! We are Dying!
Contributor: Jenelle Marius HELP US! WE ARE DYING! As a nurse and a woman of color, I can see a lot of issues in the healthcare system from both perspectives and I employ other healthcare workers to try to see it as well. I am passionate about a lot of health and social justice issues … Continue reading Help Us! We are Dying!
Human-animal bond as a facilitator of comfort for the older person: Contributions from Katherine Kolcaba’s Theory
Contributor - Ana Pinto de Azevedo Nursing science has been defined in several ways based on theorists who consider the concept of relationship as fundamental to the perspective of human health. The human-animal bond is essential in health; life satisfaction is individualized and requires a holistic view. Nursing values relationships that are caring, natural, and … Continue reading Human-animal bond as a facilitator of comfort for the older person: Contributions from Katherine Kolcaba’s Theory
The hospital–community transition in children with palliative needs: which role do nurses have in the light of Meleis Transition Theory?
Contributor - David de Sousa Loura "Palliative care is only for the people who are dying." This is one of the main prejudices associated with palliative care that persists in our global community. In my professional environment, which includes an inpatient unit where we care for children with complex chronic conditions (CCC) and their families, … Continue reading The hospital–community transition in children with palliative needs: which role do nurses have in the light of Meleis Transition Theory?
Por Que Yo? Why Me?
Contributor - Maribel Alcala This brief introduction encourages the development of the nursology knowledge on cultural diversity and inclusion. It focuses on the vulnerability of the Spanish-speaking population in the United States who immigrated to this country looking for a better quality of life, leaving behind what they have been taught for generations, their homes, … Continue reading Por Que Yo? Why Me?
Hospitals or prisons? Abdellah’s contributions for individualizing and humanizing care
Contributor: André Mafra Rodrigues Hospitals and prisons unequivocally have different work objectives. However, they have several similar aspects regarding their operation, organization, and service delivery. Thus, since these organizations have different work objectives, why do behaviors and dynamics persist today that make hospitals so like prisons? When admitted to any health care facility, patients are … Continue reading Hospitals or prisons? Abdellah’s contributions for individualizing and humanizing care
Positive touch in neonatology: A fundamental nursing intervention focused on Laurie Gottlieb’s theory of Strengths-Based Nursing Care
Contributor: Marisa Sofia Potes Trindade Abrantes Touch provides the first sensory input to develop in the womb and continues to play an important part in how children understand the world. It is, therefore, essential for children's healthy growth and development.Infants admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) are often destitute of physical contact due to … Continue reading Positive touch in neonatology: A fundamental nursing intervention focused on Laurie Gottlieb’s theory of Strengths-Based Nursing Care
Human responses from people with chronic kidney disease: analysis with Afaf Meleis’ Transition Theory
Contributor: Bruno Alexandre Silva Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is one of the chronic diseases that can impact people's everyday lives most. According to (Hill et al., 2016), it is estimated that this disease has an incidence of 11 - 13% in the global population. This disease can be classified as in several stages, and the … Continue reading Human responses from people with chronic kidney disease: analysis with Afaf Meleis’ Transition Theory
Promoting comfort in the operating room for patients undergoing elective surgery
Contributor: Carla Alexandra dos Santos Pacheco I've been an operating room nurse for 19 years and from the beginning until today I've always made it a point to protect the person in my care. It was beautiful to see, read and feel much of what I put into practice daily in the theories of comfort … Continue reading Promoting comfort in the operating room for patients undergoing elective surgery
Emancipatory Knowing Praxis
Contributor/Nurse/Artist: Tashaé Gomez-Jones In the spirit of the U.S. Independence Day celebrated on July 4th, we welcome this powerful image from recent BSN graduate Tashaé Gomez-Jones, inspired by the concept of emancipatory knowing in nursing! My name is Tashaé Gomez-Jones. I am a recent BSN graduate from Heritage University located on the Yakama Nation reservation … Continue reading Emancipatory Knowing Praxis