Other Nursing

Nurses' Attitudes towards Death and Care of the Dying Patient

 As the population continues to age, more patients are dying in healthcare facilities than ever before (Bercovitz et al., 2008); nurses need to be prepared to provide end-of-life care to this population. This study examines the factors that affect nurse attitudes towards death and care of the dying patients. A descriptive correlation study was concluded in an acute care hospital during February 2012.


Called to Caring: A Tool to Assess Awareness and Attitudes in Baccalaureate Nursing Students at Point Loma Nazarene University

Given the projected increasing shortage of well-prepared nurses, particularly at the baccalaureate level, the climate of limited resources for adequate RN training, and high attrition rates among NNs, it is imperative every effort is made to effectively prepare actively enrolled BSN students to care.


An Educational Program on Intravascular Catheter Maintenance to Reduce and Prevent Intravascular Catheter-related Infections

Central line-associated bloodstream infections are one of the leading causes of health care associated infections. To decrease and prevent morbidity, mortality, and costs of care, it is the objective of every health care facility to achieve and maintain a zero central line-associated bloodstream infection rate.


The Lived Experience of Staff Nurses Working with Undergraduate Nursing Students in the Clinical Setting

The purpose of this thesis project is to design a qualitative, descriptive, phenomenological study, which would explore the lived experience of staff nurses who worked with nursing students in the clinical setting.

The Development of an Education Plan to Maintain Staff Readiness in the Face of Evacuation in a Long-Term Care Setting

The primary aim of this paper is to provide long term care facilities effective teaching tools and methods to use with their initial and ongoing staff, to maintain staff readiness when faced with evacuation of their facility during a disaster. The secondary aim is to increase staff knowledge and comfort during and actual evacuation to maintain the safety and well being of their long term care residents.


Development of an Educational Plan with Compassion Fatigue Preventive Strategies for Registered Nurses

Full Abstract: Compassion fatigue in the nursing profession can be detrimental to individual nurses as well as health care organizations.

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