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
It’s somewhat fitting that I begin this blog by quoting Moses from the Old Testament, who became the adopted son of an Egyptian princess. I use these words to convey how I felt at a recent conference sponsored by the National Council for Adoption (NCFA), a national organization of adoption professionals. Encouraged to submit an … Continue reading “Stranger in a foreign Land”: Crossing the Political Divide to Support Adoptive Families
Contributor: Patrícia Sofia Oliveira Fonseca Nunes “He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast”. Leonardo da Vinci. For several years, nursing has been recognized as the backbone of worldwide health systems (1). The World Health Organization has urged … Continue reading Empowering nurses through nursing theories
Contributors: Maribel Alcala MHSM, BSN, RN, Angeles Nava, Ph.D., RN andFrancisco Javier Ayala DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CCRN Introduction According to the United States Census Bureau (2019), Spanish-language speakers represented 13.5% of the United States population, making Spanish the second most spoken language in the U.S. (Christy et al., 2021). Spanish speakers are projected to … Continue reading One Size Fits All Does NOT Apply for the Spanish-Speaking Population
Contributor: Ibrahim Shah Every year, more than 160,000 children throughout the world are diagnosed with cancer, and around 90,000. The majority of these fatalities occur in developing and less developed nations (LMICs) (Day et al., 2015). One feature of care that is universally regarded as vital to all measures to increase the survival rate of … Continue reading Challenges Faced by Pediatric Oncology Nurses; A Perspective from Low Middle-income Countries
Contributors: Meredith A. Ford, MSN, RN, CNEJ. Michael Leger, Ph.D., MBA, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, CNE The Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms (TOUS) focuses on understanding how patients respond to multiple symptoms of a disease process, the commonalities among these symptoms, and how interventions might be used to alleviate more than one symptom. In this interactive model, … Continue reading TOUS as a TOOL: Bedside RNs Using Theory to Improve QOL for Post-Prostatectomy Patients & their Partners
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?
Welcome to Kunta Gautam, now a regular Nursology.net Blogger and Management Team member! Why is there so much rumor that Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are not quite well prepared for what they have undertaken the education and training for? I am a nurse practitioner working as a front line provider and my blogpost may be biased … Continue reading Nurse Practitioners in Front lines: The Real Truth