Research Papers/Topics in Nursing And Nursing Science

Implications of Cultural Competency in Health Care

IntroductionCultural competence refers to the ability to interact effectively with people whose culture and beliefs differs from your own. This is achieved by respecting the customs, different beliefs and language of the culturally diverse other. (Tori DeAngells, 2015). Cultural competence is extremely beneficial in the professional nursing practice since it leads to increased patient engagement which in turn leads to better understanding and communication between the nurse and the patie...

EFFECTS OF NUTRITION EDUCATION AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN USING

Nutrition education being a component of health education is propitious to create awareness on how to source, prepare, combine and use food resources for promoting good health among all groups of human beings; especially pregnant women who need adequate nutrition for their physiological needs and improve the health of both the mother and fetus. Studies have suggested that women have low dietary intake of fruits and vegetables. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a framework globa...

Dietary Knowledge, Practices and Adequacy among Bedouin Pregnant Women

Nutrition in pregnancy is usually socio-culturally shaped which marked by different beliefs and values. These beliefs and values yield taboos and myths that greatly shape their lifestyle. Therefore, understanding the client‟s culture is an important issue in a culturally congruent nutritional assessment and counseling. Aim of the study: to identify dietary knowledge, practices and adequacy among Bedouin pregnant women. Research design: A descriptive research design. Setting: The out-pat...

Assessment of Child Bearing Decisions of Women in Aniocha-North Local Government, Delta State

AbstractThis study was designed to obtain information on the childbearing decisions of women in Aniocha-North L.G.A of Delta State. The specific objectives of the study was to: (i) identify the pattern of childbearing among women in Aniocha –North Local Government Area, Delta State, (ii) identify the extent of women’s participation in child-bearing decisions in Aniocha –North Local Government Area, Delta state and (iii) determine the factors that influence women’s child- bearing decis...

Surviving Cervical Cancer: Experiences Of Women In The Accra Metropolis

ABSTRACT Studies from other countries have provided evidence that women with cervical cancer encounter physical, psychological and social consequences. However, in Ghana, not much is known about the experiences of such women. Thus, the study explored the physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being of women with cervical cancer in the Accra Metropolis, using the Quality of Life Model Applied to Cancer Survivors as an organising framework to understand their survival expe...

Factors Affecting Medical Waste Disposal At Ishaka Adventist Hospital, Bushenyi District

ABSTRACT Healthcare institutions/facilities generate different types of infectious and/or hazardous medical waste from different department in the hospital that poses enormous risk to patients, healthcare providers, waste pickers, and the community at large, if their disposal is not comprehensively and scientifically managed, about 5.2 million people (including 4 million children) die each year from waste related diseases and the hazards of exposure to hospital waste. The study purpose...

Exploring Health - Related Entrepreneurial Activities Among Nurses And Midwives In The Greater Accra Region

ABSTRACT Entrepreneurship in nursing and midwifery is not a new concept. It thus offers selfemployment opportunities for nurses and midwives to pursue their passion and improve health outcomes. In view of the current increasing unemployment rate among nurses and midwives in the country, entrepreneurship offers some solutions. However, very few nurses and midwives are engaged in health-related entrepreneurial activities and empirical evidence is limited, providing a significant gap in the...

Exploring Factors Influencing Pain Expression And Management Among Postoperative Patients At The Tamale Teaching Hospital

ABSTRACT The expression and management of postoperative pain (POP) is influenced by multiple factors. The purpose of this study was to explore factors influencing pain expression and management among postoperative patients at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. The study employed a qualitative explorative descriptive design and it was guided by the Social Communication Model of Pain. Purposive sampling technique was used to recruit participants into the study. Data saturation was attained aft...

Curbing Teenage Pregnancy And Unsafe Abortion In East Mamprusi District: The Community Perspectives

ABSTRACT Teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion is a major problem in Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa and by extension the world at large. The consequences of teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion are inimical to the health and well-being of Ghana’s teenage population. It leads to infant and maternal mortality, obstetric fistulas, severe bleeding, and school dropout among others. The study explored the community perspectives on curbing teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion in East Mamprusi D...

An Assessment Of Competencies Of Clinical Instructors In Teaching And Guidance For Nursing Students In Clinical Areas: A Cross-Sectional Study In Tanzania

ABSTRACT Nursing student’s clinical competence including psychomotor skills, attitude, values, and beliefs of professional practicesdependon the quality of clinical instruction given by their preceptors in clinical settings. The main objective was to assess the Tanzanian clinical instructors’ teaching abilities and attitude towards the clinical teaching and guidance of nurse students at clinical areas. It was a cross-sectional study design with quantitative approach. A total of 277...

Factors Associated With Perception On Clinical Training Among Diploma Nursing Students In Tanzania

ABSTRACT Background: Nursing education refers to formal learning and training in the science of nursing encompassing of both theory and clinical aspects to accelerate the patient’s return to normal health. Clinical training is one among the critical parts in nursing profession that determines the clinical competences among nurse students. Its impact is not limited to grades but also to the extent a student nurse delivers quality and cost-effective clinical services that are appropria...

Assessment Of Administrative Competencies Among Nurse Managers In Tertiary Hospitals In The Central And Northern Zones Of Tanzania: A Cross-Sectional Study

ABSTRACT Background: This study aims to determine the administrative competencies of nurse managers, working in Tertiary Hospitals of Tanzania. Method: This was a cross-sectional study design with a quantitative research approach. Simple random sampling was employed to select two zones out of the five zones listed in Tanzania. The purposive sampling method was used to select three public tertiary hospitals and nurse (N=276). Standardized structured questionnaires were used as the main ...

The Implementation Fidelity Of Nursing Care Plan For Hospitalized Patients Among Nurses In The Central Zone Of Tanzania

ABSTRACT Background: Nursing care plan has been identified as critical nursing practice and as a specified individualized model of a patient-centered care approach. Although several challenges, such as an inadequateness of implementation fidelity during nursing care plan, an excessive number of tasks assigned to the nursing team, poor quality of professional education and insufficient reports on the physical examination related to the disease and health determination haunt its effective...

Evaluation Of Knowledge And Skills In The Assessment Of Critically Ill Patients Among Nursing Students In Dodoma Region: A Cross-Section Study

ABSTRACT Introduction: Knowledge and skills in the nursing profession are crucial for clinical practice in order to provide quality nursing care to patients. The purpose of the study was to evaluate nursing students’ knowledge and skills in the assessment of critically ill patients and to explore the associated factors. Methodology: A cross-section study which involved 464 diploma nursing students in the St. John’s University of Tanzania, the University of Dodoma and tertiary nursi...

Health Seeking Behavioural Patterns And Self-Medication Practices Of Caregivers On Managing Childhood Febrile Conditions In Singida Region –Tanzania

ABSTRACT Background: Early diagnosis and prompt treatment of childhood febrile conditions are essential for reducing the progression of the illness to severe disease and, therefore, decrease mortality among under five children. This study aimed to assess the health-seeking behavioural patterns and self-medication practices of caregivers on managing childhood febrile conditions in Singida Region. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional analytical study was conducted in Singida Region...


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