Contributor: Marta Yarynych I have worked in a cardiothoracic surgery intensive care unit for about five years. Every day patients are admitted to my team in their immediate postoperative period. Since this is a specific intervention area, each patient can have a different clinical evolution. Fortunately, the vast majority have a linear postoperative course and … Continue reading Patient comfort in intensive care: Contribution from Katharine Kolcaba
Contributors - Hugo Miguel de Oliveira Castro andBeatriz Coelho Pereira Digestive Endoscopy has evolved significantly in recent decades, regarding diagnosis and therapeutics (Sena et al, 2015). This progress has made procedures increasingly complex and invasive, placing the Endoscopy nurse in a prominent position due to the growing demand for knowledge and technical skills. This advancement … Continue reading The ‘new’ Gastroenterology Techniques Nurse – from Benner’s legacy to Advanced Nursing practice
Contributor - Sónia Patrícia Rodrigues Bastos When I started working in intensive care, I quickly realized the complexity of the nursing care provided there. Within this complexity of care, one of the situations that I find highly relevant is the importance of constantly seeking to provide maximum comfort to the patient and the respect and … Continue reading Comfort and dignity in intensive nursing care: A look at the theoretical works of Jacobs and Kolcaba
Contributor: Bruno Miguel Ferreira Alves Over several years of practice, I have developed a particular interest in wounds and all its surroundings. As a nurse in an orthopedic inpatient unit, I am confronted daily with clients who have something in common - a wound - the surgical wound. The surgical wound creates an element of … Continue reading Optimizing Comfort in Clients with a Surgical Wound: Nursing Approach from Kolcaba’s Perspective
Contributor: Irfan Ullah Nurses are vital pillars of support and compassion in the complex world of healthcare. They are the bedrock of patient care, driven by unwavering dedication and steadfast commitment. This article explores the daily activities of nurses, delving into the challenges they face, the impact they make, and the unique qualities that define … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Nurse: Dedication, Compassion, and Resilience
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
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!
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
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?
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?