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  1. Investigating the prevention of hospital-acquired infection through standardized teaching ward rounds in clinical nursing.

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    Zhang, R

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed to explore the effect of standardized teaching ward rounds in clinical nursing on preventing hospital-acquired infection. The experimental group comprised 120 nursing students from our hospital selected between June 2010 and June 2012. The control group consisted of 120 nursing students selected from May 2008 to May 2010. Traditional teaching ward rounds for nursing education were carried out with the control group, while a standardized teaching ward round was carried out with the experimental group. The comprehensive application of nursing abilities and skills, the mastering of situational infection knowledge, and patient satisfaction were compared between the two groups. The applied knowledge of nursing procedures and the pass rate on comprehensive skill tests were significantly higher in the experimental group than in the control group (P Standardized teaching ward rounds for nursing education expanded the knowledge of the nursing staff in controlling hospital-acquired infection and enhanced the ability of comprehensive application and awareness of infection control procedures. PMID:25966144

  2. Nursing Faculty Perceptions on Teaching Critical Thinking

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    Clark, Doris A.

    2010-01-01

    The perceptions of nursing faculty teaching critical thinking (CT) affective attributes and cognitive skills are described in this quantitative, descriptive study. The study sample consisted of nurse educators from the National League of Nursing database. The purpose of the study was to gain nursing faculty perception of which teaching strategies…

  3. Geriatric Nursing Teaching Resources

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    2012-02-17

    Developed by the University of Minnesota's Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, these resources are designed to assist nursing students in their quest to become effective health care providers to older adults. After reading a brief introduction to the site, visitors can use the table of contents to find the materials that will be most useful to them. Here they will find a listing of over 40 topic areas, including Biology of Aging, Depression, and Oral Health. Most areas contain at least a dozen links, complete with brief descriptions of the resources and how they might be used in practice or in an educational setting. Finally, visitors can sign up to receive updates when new materials are posted to the site.

  4. Teaching Design of Cultivating Nursing Students' Creative Thinking

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    Xi-wen, Liu; Chun-ping, Ni; Rui, Yang; Xiu-chuan, Li; Cheng, Cheng

    2007-01-01

    Chinese nursing education levels have developed fast over the past few years. Many nursing educators are devoted to the research of nursing teaching. How to cultivate nursing students, creative thinking is one of the principle researches and has received increasing attention. In the course of nursing teaching, we renewed the teaching design based…

  5. Standardized Nursing Languages. Position Statement. Revised

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    Duff, Carolyn; Endsley, Patricia; Chau, Elizabeth; Morgitan, Judith

    2012-01-01

    It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that standardized nursing languages (SNL) are essential communication tools for registered professional school nurses (hereinafter, school nurses) to assist in planning, delivery, and evaluation of quality nursing care. SNL help identify, clarify and document the nature and…

  6. Teaching Nursing Research Using Large Data Sets.

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    Brosnan, Christine A.; Eriksen, Lillian R.; Lin, Yu-Feng

    2002-01-01

    Describes a process for teaching nursing research via secondary analysis of data sets from the National Center for Health Statistics. Addresses advantages, potential problems and limitations, guidelines for students, and evaluation methods. (Contains 32 references.) (SK)

  7. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: nurses' experiences of teaching patients.

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    Shubayra, Amnah

    2015-03-01

    Nine nurses were interviewed to determine nurses' experiences of teaching patients to use continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). The material was analyzed using content analysis. Data were sorted into four themes and ten subthemes. The themes were presented as follows: Importance of language, individualized teaching, teaching needs and structure of care in teaching. The findings highlighted important insights into how nurses experience teaching patients to perform CAPD. The study revealed some barriers for the nurses during teaching. The major barrier was shortage of Arabic speaking nursing staff. Incidental findings involved two factors that played an important role in teaching, retraining and a special team to perform pre-assessments, including home visits. In conclusion, the findings of this study showed several factors that are considered as barriers for the nurses during teaching the CAPD patients and the need to improve the communication and teaching in the peritoneal dialysis units, including the importance of individualized teaching. PMID:25758880

  8. [Graduate nursing teaching at Unicamp: policies and practices].

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    Nozawa, Márcia Regina; Kirschbaum, Débora Isane Ratner; da Silva, Mauro Antônio Pires Dias; Silva, Eliete Maria

    2003-01-01

    The authors analyse teaching at the graduate nursing program from Unicamp (SP), starting from the introduction of a new curriculum in 1997, in accordance to the curricular standards taken from Federal Law concerning education. In theory, the changes implemented subvert the established order. It has been a hard task to operate curricular reform in a public university that is experiencing a financial and management crisis--reflections of a neoliberal ideology in public education policies, which increasingly values scientific production to the detriment of initiatives toward quality teaching. The difficulties found demanded some considerations and the proposition of seven fundamental thesis in order to subsidize problem analysis and guide necessary interventions. Among them, the theme Policies and Practice in nursing teaching is focused in this text. PMID:15320623

  9. Application of situational teaching approach in nursing skills training

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    Feng ZHOU

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to improve the comprehensive ability of nursing students, to meet the need of clinical nursing. Methods: selected senior nursing students of two classes from grade 2012 , one class was taught by situational teaching method, the other class was in the traditional teaching method. By questionnaire with theory and skills examination, analyze the two groups of nursing students in the teaching effect. Results: the experimental group of situational teaching of nursing students generally agree that the experimental group nursing theory and skills examination scores were higher than control group (the value of T are 2.339, 2.339; P ? 0.05 respectively difference is statistically significant. Conclusion: the application of situational teaching method in nursing skill training, improves the teaching effect and the comprehensive ability of nursing students, worth wide application.

  10. Teaching civility to undergraduate nursing students using a virtue ethics-based curriculum.

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    Russell, Martha Joan

    2014-06-01

    As professionals, nurses are expected to engage in respectful relationships with clients, other health care professionals, and each other. Regulatory bodies set standards and codes of ethics for professional behavior in nursing that clearly communicate expectations for civility. However, the wealth of literature on incivility in the profession indicates that nurses often fall short of meeting these standards in their interactions with other nurses. Currently, few effective strategies exist for nurse educators to teach civility to nursing students and prepare them to engage in healthy relationships with their colleagues. This article argues for the use of virtue ethics as a philosophical framework for teaching civility to undergraduate nursing students. The pedagogical strategies proposed may help students contribute to the development of healthy workplaces. PMID:24814354

  11. Taking on the challenge of clinical teaching in nursing homes.

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    Mueller, Christine; Goering, Mary; Talley, Kristine; Zaccagnini, Mary

    2011-04-01

    While the goal of professional nursing programs is to ensure that students have a basic level of competency to care for older adults in a variety of care settings, the greatest challenge is to garner students' enthusiasm about caring for older adults in nursing homes. To increase and strengthen the professional nursing workforce in nursing homes, schools of nursing must ensure that students have appropriately placed, well-designed, and innovative clinical experiences in nursing homes with faculty who are knowledgeable about the nursing home environment and the professional nursing care needs of its residents. Four factors identified as keys to success in developing exemplary clinical experiences for students in nursing homes include: (a) nursing homes with positive reputations and providing quality care, (b) faculty knowledgeable and enthused about nursing homes, (c) committed partnerships between schools of nursing and nursing homes, and (d) creative and innovative clinical teaching strategies. PMID:21261238

  12. Nurses exposure to workplace violence in a large teaching hospital in Iran

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    Ehsan Teymourzadeh; Arash Rashidian; Mohammad Arab; Ali Akbari-Sari; Seyyed Mostafa Hakimzadeh

    2014-01-01

    Background Workplace violence is one of the factors which can strongly reduce job satisfaction and the quality of working life of nurses. The aim of this study was to measure nurses’ exposure to workplace violence in one of the major teaching hospitals in Tehran in 2010. Methods We surveyed the nurses in a cross-sectional design in 2010. The questionnaire was adapted from a standardized questionnaire designed collaboratively by the International Labor Office (ILO), the Int...

  13. Patients’ experiences of being nursed by student nurses at a teaching hospital

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    Ferdinand C. Mukumbang

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Teaching hospitals are medical institutes at which most nursing education institutions provide their students with practical nursing experience. Although the focus of care is the patient, attention is sometimes focused more on the nursing students rather than on the patients who are undergoing care at the hands of both the nursing professionals and students. However, proper nursing care should also take into account the experiences of patients during the care process in the health facility. Objectives: The study had three objectives: to describe the experiences of patients nursed by student nurses in a teaching hospital in the Western Cape; to identify patterns in the experiences of patients receiving patient care from student nurses; and to analyse aspects of the experiences that may need further attention for the training of student nurses. Method: A descriptive phenomenological approach was used to explore the experiences of patients nursed by student nurses. Participant selection took place purposively from different wards of the identified teaching hospital, and thematic saturation was achieved at 10 participants. The data were collected through in-depth interviews and analysed using thematic content analysis. Results: Three main themes were discovered after data analysis: methods of identification of student nurses by patients; positive perceptions of student nurses by patients; and negative perceptions of student nurses by patients. Conclusion: The findings will inform the clinical supervisors and educational institutions of aspects of the nursing training of student nurses that need improvement and those that require enforcement.

  14. Teaching Nursing Leadership: Comparison of Simulation versus Traditional Inpatient Clinical.

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    Gore, Teresa N; Johnson, Tanya Looney; Wang, Chih-Hsuan

    2015-01-01

    Nurse educators claim accountability to ensure their students are prepared to assume leadership responsibilities upon graduation. Although front-line nurse leaders and nurse executives feel new graduates are not adequately prepared to take on basic leadership roles, professional nursing organizations such as the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) deem leadership skills are core competencies of new graduate nurses. This study includes comparison of a leadership-focused multi-patient simulation and the traditional leadership clinical experiences in a baccalaureate nursing leadership course. The results of this research show both environments contribute to student learning. There was no statistical difference in the overall score. Students perceived a statistically significant difference in communication with patients in the traditional inpatient environment. However, the students perceived a statistical significant difference in teaching-learning dyad toward simulation. PMID:25928758

  15. Utilization of the Teaching Strategies among Nurse Tutors in Malawi Nursing Colleges

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    Noel D. Mbirimtengerenji

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: There are numerous teaching strategies that suit the pedagogical learning, but not all can yield the desired outcome and be properly applied by nurse tutors in both classroom and clinical area. Therefore, identifying the utilization of the teaching strategy for nurse tutors is very detrimental in nursing education. Methods: Descriptive exploratory design which utilized both qualitative and sequential quantitative methods was applied to Iterated Purposive Probability Sampling (IPPS of 10 nursing colleges in Malawi. This was done to 129 student and 82 nurse tutors in two structured questionnaires, 40 in-depth interviews and 10 focus groups. There were 56 variables for the teaching strategy under five ranked Likert scale and the Cronbach’s Alpha was found to be 0.964 without standardisation and it was 0.963 after standardisation. Results: Direct teaching strategies like the lecture method are very common although nurse tutors prefer to combine with other interactive instructions. There is statistical association of use of role play and group discussion methods and nurse tutor work experience with odds ratios of OR ? 1.624; CI(0.576 ± 4.579; p ? 0.359 and OR ? 1.397; CI(0.882 ± 2.306; p ? 0.147 respectively. The ability to use different teaching strategies competently is still very limited among nurse tutors in Malawi nursing colleges. This compromises quality of learning among nursing students in the colleges. Conclusion: Developing a new teaching strategy that could combine the different attributes in the variety of the teaching instructions can promote the quality of nursing education in Malawi.

  16. Comparison of four teaching methods on Evidence-based Practice skills of postgraduate nursing students.

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    Fernandez, Ritin S; Tran, Duong Thuy; Ramjan, Lucie; Ho, Carey; Gill, Betty

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare four teaching methods on the evidence-based practice knowledge and skills of postgraduate nursing students. Students enrolled in the Evidence-based Nursing (EBN) unit in Australia and Hong Kong in 2010 and 2011 received education via either the standard distance teaching method, computer laboratory teaching method, Evidence-based Practice-Digital Video Disc (EBP-DVD) teaching method or the didactic classroom teaching method. Evidence-based Practice (EBP) knowledge and skills were evaluated using student assignments that comprised validated instruments. One-way analysis of covariance was implemented to assess group differences on outcomes after controlling for the effects of age and grade point average (GPA). Data were obtained from 187 students. The crude mean score among students receiving the standard+DVD method of instruction was higher for developing a precise clinical question (8.1±0.8) and identifying the level of evidence (4.6±0.7) compared to those receiving other teaching methods. These differences were statistically significant after controlling for age and grade point average. Significant improvement in cognitive and technical EBP skills can be achieved for postgraduate nursing students by integrating a DVD as part of the EBP teaching resources. The EBP-DVD is an easy teaching method to improve student learning outcomes and ensure that external students receive equivalent and quality learning experiences. PMID:23107585

  17. Perception of nursing students on teaching-care integration

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    Marlene Gomes Terra, Taís Vicari, Annie Jeanninne Bisso Lacchini, Helena Carolina Noal, Carolina Fajardo Valente Pagliarin Brüggemann

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to analyze the way nursing undergraduate students perceive teaching-care integration and its relation with the process of Professional formation. Methodology: this is a qualitative research conducted from September to October 2009 with nine students, male and female, attending the seventh and eighth semester of the Nursing School of a university in southern Brazil. An open and recorded survey has been used. For data analysis, Content Theme analysis has been applied. The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, by accreditation number 0113.0.243.000-09. Results: the interviews led to two theme categories: perception of the students on teaching-care integration in nursing and perception of curricular practical classes and supervised internship. The students perceive integration among professors and care nurses as not effective yet, being, many times, inexistent. The also pointed the importance of the role of the educator as a facilitator of the relationship and integration with the nursing team. Conclusions: Teaching-care integration is not a vivid reality; however there are principles of change that indicate the possibility of establishing relationships that optimize professional formation. Descriptors: service of teaching-care integration; nursing; nursing students.

  18. Preparing nurses to use standardized nursing language in the electronic health record.

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    Müller-Staub, Maria

    2009-01-01

    Research demonstrated nurses' education needs to be able to document nursing diagnoses, interventions and patient outcomes in the EHR. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of Guided Clinical Reasoning, a learning method to foster nurses' abilities in using standardized language. In a cluster randomized experimental study, nurses from 3 wards received Guided Clinical Reasoning (GCR), a learning method to foster nurses in stating nursing diagnoses, related interventions and outcomes. Three wards, receiving Classic Case Discussions, functioned as control group. The learning effect was measured by assessing the quality of 225 nursing documentations by applying 18 Likert-type items with a 0-4 scale of the measurement instrument "Quality of Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes" (Q-DIO). T-tests were applied to analyze pre-post intervention scores. GCR led to significantly higher quality of nursing diagnosis documentation; to etiology-specific nursing interventions and to enhanced nursing-sensitive patient outcomes. Before GCR, the pre-intervention mean in quality of nursing documentation was = 2.69 (post-intervention = 3.70; p<.0001). Similar results were found for nursing interventions and outcomes. In the control group, the quality remained unchanged. GCR supported nurses' abilities to state accurate nursing diagnoses, to select effective nursing interventions and to reach enhanced patient outcomes. Nursing diagnoses (NANDA-I) with related interventions and patient outcomes provide a knowledgebase for nurses to use standardized language in the EHR. PMID:19592861

  19. School Nursing Documentation: Knowledge, Attitude, and Barriers to Using Standardized Nursing Languages and Current Practices

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    Yearous, Sharon Kay Guthrie

    2011-01-01

    The independent, complex role of a school nurse requires accurate documentation of assessments, interventions, and outcomes. Consistent documentation by all school nurses is crucial to study the impact of nursing interventions on children's health and success in school. While standardized nursing languages are available, the actual use of…

  20. Teaching strategies to incorporate genomics education into academic nursing curricula.

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    Quevedo Garcia, Sylvia P; Greco, Karen E; Loescher, Lois J

    2011-11-01

    The translation of genomic science into health care has expanded our ability to understand the effects of genomics on human health and disease. As genomic advances continue, nurses are expected to have the knowledge and skills to translate genomic information into improved patient care. This integrative review describes strategies used to teach genomics in academic nursing programs and their facilitators and barriers to inclusion in nursing curricula. The Learning Engagement Model and the Diffusion of Innovations Theory guided the interpretation of findings. CINAHL, Medline, and Web of Science were resources for articles published during the past decade that included strategies for teaching genomics in academic nursing programs. Of 135 articles, 13 met criteria for review. Examples of effective genomics teaching strategies included clinical application through case studies, storytelling, online genomics resources, student self-assessment, guest lecturers, and a genetics focus group. Most strategies were not evaluated for effectiveness. PMID:21751761

  1. Teaching qualitative research as a means of socialization to nursing.

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    Arieli, Daniella; Tamir, Batya; Man, Michal

    2015-06-01

    The aim of the present article is to present a model for teaching qualitative research as part of nursing education. The uniqueness of the course model is that it seeks to combine two objectives: (1) initial familiarization of the students with the clinical-nursing environment and the role of the nurse; and (2) understanding the qualitative research approach and inculcation of basic qualitative research skills. The article describes how teaching two central genres in qualitative research - ethnographic and narrative research - constitutes a way of teaching the important skills, concepts, and values of the nursing profession. The article presents the model's structure, details its principal stages, and explains the rationale of each stage. It also presents the central findings of an evaluation of the model's implementation in eight groups over a two-year period. In this way the article seeks to contribute to nursing education literature in general, and to those engaged in clinical training and teaching qualitative research in nursing education in particular. PMID:25799426

  2. Practice standards for quality clinical decision-making in nursing

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    Arries, E.

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to formulate practice standards for quality clinical decision making in nursing. Clinical decision-making is a critical component of nursing practice, as the life of the patient is at stake. The quality of clinical decision-making is, therefore, essential in delivering quality nursing care. The facilitation of quality clinical decision-making in nursing requires the development of standards to monitor, evaluate and implement remedial actions that improve on the q...

  3. Using DRGs and standard costs to control nursing labor costs.

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    Meeting, D T; Saunders, G; Curcio, R F

    1988-09-01

    Nursing care is a very significant part of a healthcare organization's costs. However, until recently, methods of controlling nursing costs were largely ineffective. With the implementation of the prospective payment system and the use of diagnosis related groups, budgeting and controlling nursing costs are now possible with the use of standard costing. In this article, methods and procedures are discussed and explained for controlling inpatient nursing costs with the use of DRGs and standard costs. PMID:10312677

  4. Teaching and practice for Position requirements-oriented training system of ICU training nurses in secondary hospital

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    Hai-yan HUANG

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Establish position requirements-oriented training system of ICU training nurses in secondary hospital .To standardize the teaching management and improve the training effect for the training nurses in our ICU. Methods: Form the ICU training nurse teaching staff; Formulate training manual according to survey results of nurse training demand?Implement clinical teaching in stages according to the content of the training manual; Proceed comprehensive skills assessment in the different stages of training. Results: The pass rate of the 84 training nurses in 2013was 100%, the excellent rate was 25.72%,the good rate was 36.37%. 84 training nurses completed the training task perfectly according to the training manual, and during the training there was no nursing security incidents. Conclusion: To establish position requirements-oriented training system of ICU training nurses is the main method to solve the shortage of nursing professionals  in secondary hospital. This kind of training system is appropriate to the needs of the development of intensive care ,training requirement and clinical requirement. It should be extended in nurse training work in ICU.

  5. [Teaching and learning in the clinical field: perspective of teachers, nurses and nursing students].

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    Merighi, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa; de Jesus, Maria Cristina Pinto; Domingos, Selisvane Ribeiro da Fonseca; de Oliveira, Deíse Moura; Ito, Thaís Norika

    2014-07-01

    This is a qualitative research, which used the social phenomenology of Alfred Schütz approach. Its purpose was meeting and discussing the expectations of teachers, nurses and students about teaching in the clinical field. Nine teachers, eleven nurses and eleven students of the Nursing Graduation grade from a public university of São Paulo were included in this study. Data were collected in 2012. As the results showed, there are expectations about the link between theory and practice that clinical teaching can offer and also the desire that such instruction enable the learners to develop a pro-active and participatory attitude. The reciprocity of perspectives was evident and should be considered when academic projects focused on nursing education are developed. PMID:25271572

  6. Using Popular Culture To Teach Nursing Leadership.

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    Kirkpatrick, Mary; Brown, Sylvia T.; Atkins, Anthony; Vance, Anna

    2001-01-01

    A nursing leadership course used analysis of films depicting cultural diversity, leadership and management styles, power, and teamwork. The experience promoted critical and reflective thinking and provided relevant and engaging examples of leadership. (SK)

  7. A Delphi study of innovative teaching in baccalaureate nursing education.

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    Schell, Kathleen A

    2006-11-01

    The purpose of this Delphi study was to describe the process of innovative teaching in the baccalaureate nursing classroom, based on the consensus of expert nurse educators (n = 28). Round 1 involved a semi-structured survey that required participants to identify essential components of, facilitators of, and barriers to innovative teaching. Content analysis of the responses was used to construct the 62-item Round 2 survey in which participants ranked the importance of each item using a 7-point, Likert-type scale. The Round 3 survey included the same items and provided the median scores of the participants' own and other experts' responses. The highest-ranked essential components were faculty open, seeking new ideas; faculty motivation, commitment, and enthusiasm; and open and effective student-faculty communication. The highest-ranked facilitators were effective communication with students, faculty motivation and enthusiasm for change, and faculty satisfaction with innovative teaching. Faculty attitudes, fears, and lack of knowledge of innovative teaching were the highest-ranked barriers to innovative teaching in the nursing classroom. PMID:17120861

  8. Nurses Awareness of Patients Rights in a Teaching Hospital

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    Amir Salari

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Patients' rights observance is one of the effective measures of patients' satisfaction of health care services. We performed this study at the aim of evaluation of nurses' awareness of patients' rights in a teaching hospital in Tehran.This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2010. In this study 156 nurses were randomly selected. Two-part questionnaire was used for data collection. The validity and reliability of questionnaire was determined and then it was distributed between subjects. The data were analyzed by SPSS version 15 using descriptive and inferential statistics. Our results showed that %58.33, %39.10 and % 2.56 of nurses have good, medium, and poor levels of awareness respectively. We observed a significant relationship between nurses awareness and work experience (P=0.008 and concurrent work in public and private hospitals (P=0.01. The most of the nurses (%95.51 were aware of "right to privacy protection and ensure confidentiality of information" and the least of them (%33.97 were aware of "right to receiving necessary information about the health care providers, the rate of tariff and insurance coverage".According to our survey it is concluded that implementation of Patients' Right Charter in this hospital is accompanied by some limitations which necessitates promotion of the nurses' awareness about patients' rights. Taken together in order to enhance nurses' awareness special measures and strategies should be considered.

  9. Nurses Exposure to Workplace Violence in a Large Teaching Hospital in Iran

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    Ehsan Teymourzadeh

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Background Workplace violence is one of the factors which can strongly reduce job satisfaction and the quality of working life of nurses. The aim of this study was to measure nurses’ exposure to workplace violence in one of the major teaching hospitals in Tehran in 2010. Methods We surveyed the nurses in a cross-sectional design in 2010. The questionnaire was adapted from a standardized questionnaire designed collaboratively by the International Labor Office (ILO, the International Health Organization (IHO, the International Council of Nurses (ICN, and the Public Services International (PSI. Finally, in order to analyze the relationships among different variables in the study, T-test and Chi-Square test were used. Results Three hundred and one nurses responded to the questionnaire (a response rate of 73%. Over 70% of the nurses felt worried about workplace violence. The participants reported exposure to verbal abuse (64% CI: 59-70%, bullying-mobbing (29% CI: 24-34% and physical violence (12% CI: 9-16% at least once during the previous year. Relatives of hospital patients were responsible for most of the violence. Nurses working in the emergency department and outpatient clinics were more likely to report having experienced violence. Nurses were unlikely to report violence to hospital managers, and 40% of nurses were unaware of any existing policies within the hospital for reducing violence. Conclusion We observed a considerable level of nurse exposure to workplace violence. The high rate of reported workplace violence demonstrates that the existing safeguards that aim to protect the staff from abusive patients and relatives are inadequate.

  10. National Standards for Quality Online Teaching

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    North American Council for Online Learning, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The mission of the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) is to increase educational opportunities and enhance learning by providing collegial expertise and leadership in K-12 online teaching and learning. "National Standards for Quality Online Teaching" is designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other organizations…

  11. Teaching and learning innovations for postgraduate education in nursing.

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    Phillips, Diane; Forbes, Helen; Duke, Maxine

    2013-01-01

    This paper begins with a literature review of blended learning approaches, including the creation of learning spaces in the online environment and the model of community of inquiry and collaborative learning promoted by Garrison and others. This model, comprising of three elements including 'social presence', 'cognitive presence' and 'teaching presence', guides academics in the development and delivery of quality programs designed to enhance each student's experience of their course. The second part of this paper is the application of blended learning for the Deakin University Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner), including a range of online independent learning activities, Elluminate Live use (a real time online program) and on-campus contact with students. The application of these flexible and innovative online modalities offered in this course, have been designed to promote quality learning experiences for students around their employment commitments and lifestyle factors. As an off-campus course, the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) presents as a more flexible option for nurses residing in various parts of Australia. The three core elements of the model of community of inquiry and collaborative learning by Garrison and others have been integrated through online teaching and learning access and face-to-face contact for one day in two trimesters of the academic year. The success of blended learning approaches are underpinned by effective communication and interactions between both academics and students. PMID:24151692

  12. Teaching reflection to nursing students: a qualitative study in an Irish context

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    O'Connor, Aideen; Hyde, Abbey

    2007-01-01

    Teaching nursing students to reflect on their practice is now officially considered an essential component of nursing education in a number of countries. The aim of this study was to explore nurse teachers’ perceptions and experiences of using reflection with diploma nursing students in an Irish context. One of the central themes to emerge, upon which this article is based, is the manner in which reflection is actually taught and/or facilitated by nurse educators in diploma nursing programm...

  13. The Association between Social Capital and Burnout in Nurses of a Trauma Referral Teaching Hospital.

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    Farahbod, Farzin; Goudarzvand Chegini, Mehrdad; Kouchakinejad Eramsadati, Leila; Mohtasham-Amiri, Zahra

    2015-04-01

    Social capital is a multi-faceted phenomenon in social sciences that massively affects many social fields. It can be a helpful factor in promoting health. Among the groups with high burnout, nurses have always shown higher levels of burnout. Studies have revealed that social capital can be an important factor affecting burnout. This study aimed to determine the extent of the effect of social capital on burnout in nurses of a trauma referral teaching hospital in Rasht. This was a descriptive correlational study conducted on 214 nurses of a trauma referral teaching hospital. Maslach standard questionnaire and the social capital questionnaire devised by Boyas and colleagues were used. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficient, and linear regression analysis to determine the extent of the effect of social capital on burnout. The study showed an inverse association between social capital and burnout. The intensity of the relationship was -0.451 (Pburnout variable showed that the regression coefficient of social capital equaled -0.34. The determination coefficient of this regression model indicated that social capital explained 20% of burnout changes. The results showed high burnout in emotional exhaustion dimension and an inverse association between social capital and burnout. Thus, attempts should be made to promote social capital dimensions among nurses. Given the inevitability of job stress in a nursing environment, and managers should plan on improving the working conditions and training techniques to deal with such stress. PMID:25871018

  14. Teaching Strategies and Practices that Promote a Culturally Sensitive Nursing Education: A Delphi Study

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    Dewald, Robin J.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore teaching strategies that promote a culturally sensitive nursing education and culturally sensitive nursing. The diversity of Americans has increased. Thus, the nursing student population and patient population have both become more diverse. Nursing education programs, therefore, need to know the best…

  15. Application of case analysis teaching method in nursing teaching in Department of Internal Medicine

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    Zhang-xiu SHENG

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective:In order to adapt to the modern occupation education teaching idea, to stimulate students’ interest in learning, training students' comprehensive quality, improve the students' active participation, understanding, analysis and problem solving skills. Methods: I In the course of different stages using teaching methods of case analysis: case introduction before class teaching method, case analysis during and after class teaching method, and case analysis of the whole chapter after class teaching method.  Results and Conclusion: Through the course of different stages of using case analysis teaching method, we can launch the students’ active learning, stimulate the students' interest in learning, activate classroom atmosphere, train students' independent thinking, strengthen the problems solving ability, improve the self-learning ability of students, activate their participation and awareness, analysis, judgment, introduction, and strengthen students' exam ability, improve the test scores of students and the teaching effect of nursing in Department of internal medicine.

  16. Practice standards for quality clinical decision-making in nursing

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    E Arries

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to formulate practice standards for quality clinical decision making in nursing. Clinical decision-making is a critical component of nursing practice, as the life of the patient is at stake. The quality of clinical decision-making is, therefore, essential in delivering quality nursing care. The facilitation of quality clinical decision-making in nursing requires the development of standards to monitor, evaluate and implement remedial actions that improve on the quality of clinical decision-making (Muller, 2002:203; Beyea & Nicoll, 1999:495. However, there are no such practice standards against which the quality of clinical decision-making by nurses can be evaluated and assessed. A qualitative, explorative, descriptive and standard formulation research design (Mouton & Marais, 1990:45-46; Muller, 1990:49-55 has been followed to develop standards for quality clinical decision-making in nursing. Standard development was based on the principles described by Muller (in Booyens, 1998:607-608; 636-637, and consists of development and quantification phases that are modified to meet the requirements for instrument development, as described by Lynn (1986:382-385. The formulation of these practice-standards was derived deductively from a conceptual framework. The conceptual framework was constructed based on an exploration and description of the expectations of the stakeholders about quality clinical decisionmaking in nursing and a literature study on clinical decision-making. To ensure the credibility of the standards for clinical decision-making in nursing, principles of logic, prolonged engagement, triangulation, peer-group discussion, dense description, stepwise repetition and an investigative audit (Lincoln & Guba, 1985:289-331 were adhered to. Two experts were consulted to validate the standards for quality clinical decisionmaking in nursing.

  17. Exposure to Psychological Violence Among the Nursing Staff in a Large Teaching Hospital in Tehran

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    M Arab

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: By providing the greatest amount of direct service to patients, nurses play an extremely valuable and unmatched role in the quality and efficiency of care and curative services. Workplace violence is regarded as one of the factors which can reduce job satisfaction and the quality of working life of nurses and their interaction with patients, as well as the work efficiency of nurses and hospitals. In this study, after translating and validating tools of violence measurement in the health sector, the exposure of nurses to psychological violence was measured in a large teaching hospital in Tehran Methods and Materials: A descriptive-cross sectional design was used in this study in summer of 2009 (1387. The study population included all the nurses (n=413 working in a large teaching hospital in Tehran. The questionnaire used for collecting data was adopted from a standardized questionnaire designed jointly in 2003 by the International Labor Office, the World Health Organization, the International Council of Nurses, and the Public Services International. Analysis of the data was made using the descriptive statistical methods and the Chi square- and t-tests. Results: Sixty-nine percent of the nurses had experienced workplace violence. The most common forms of violence were verbal abuse (%64 and bullying-mobbing (%29. On the whole, 26% of the nurses had experienced both forms of violence in the previous year, while 335 had not faced any form of violence in their workplace. Nurses working in outpatient clinics and emergency wards experienced the highest number of encounters with verbal abuse. Encounters with bullying and mobbing were more common among female nurses than the male ones. Overall most of the violent behaviors were committed by patients and their relatives.Conclusion: Exposure of nurses to psychological violence is considerable and comparable to that reported by previous investigators in other countries. Thus it is highly crucial to adopt appropriate management policies aiming, particularly, at educating the medical personnel in ways of preventing and reporting violent behaviors.

  18. The nurse’s academic formation for SUS in the perception of learning and teaching of the faculty of nursing/UERN

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    Roberta Kaliny de Souza Costa

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The model of attention to health in Single Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde ? SUS presupposes a human-resources policy which prepares professionals of health to guide the services and sanitary practices. The nurse, a member of health staff, takes over an important role in implementation of principles and standards of SUS, being its professional formation necessary to labor organization in this purpose. In this way this study objectifies to analyse the process of formation of the male nurse in the Politic-Pedagogical Project (Projeto Político-Pedagógico ? PPP in the perception of learning and teaching of the Faculty of nursing – FAEN of the University of The Rio Grande do Norte State – UERN. It treats about a descriptive-exploratory study with qualitative and quantitative approach carried out with learning and teaching of the graduation nursing course. In the field research carried out between the months of november, 2006 and february, 2007, were used like instruments the documental research below PPP´s, structured interview directed to the learning and the closed questionnaire applied to the students of eighth and ninth semesters of graduation course. The results of data about the questionnaires elaborated according to National Curricular Patters (Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais ? DCN and the Instrument of Evaluation Course of Graduation ? MEC were organized according to six lists about the profile of the learning and teaching that participate of the research; of the didactical-pedagogical organization and PPP´s objectives to the just-graduates person to the didactical-pedagogical curriculum organization. For considering the interviews it was adopted thematic analysis of content discribed in lexical analysis by informatical program ALCESTE which provided the organization of the material in five categories: daily problems of SUS consolidation versus nurse formation, dichotomies about FAEN´s nursing course of curriculum versus principles of integralization of graduating process, the just-graduated one from FAEN and its professional insertion united to SUS politic-pedagogical project and the concern about the overcoming of dichotomies of graduation process abilities and necessary competences to the SUS performing nurse. The analysis of informations deriving from documental performance and field research resulted on the verification that, in spite of good intentions, the implementation strategies showed themselves fragile to cope with the rendering of expressed ideal on PPP. There is still a great gap between what´s thought as innovating graduating process and what´s being really implemented.

  19. Self-Efficacy and Postpartum Depression Teaching Behaviors of Hospital-Based Perinatal Nurses

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    Logsdon, M. Cynthia; Foltz, Melissa Pinto; Scheetz, James; Myers, John A.

    2010-01-01

    Based upon the Self-Efficacy Theory, this study examined the relationship between self-efficacy, self-efficacy-related variables, and postpartum depression teaching behaviors of hospital-based perinatal nurses. Findings revealed that teaching new mothers about postpartum depression is related to a perinatal nurse's self-efficacy in postpartum-depression teaching, self-esteem, and the following self-efficacy-related variables: social persuasion (supervisor's expectations for teaching); mastery (postpartum depression continuing education and teaching experience); and vicarious experience (observing other nurses teach new mothers about postpartum depression). Teaching new mothers about postpartum depression can assist mothers in overcoming barriers to depression treatment. Nurse educators and managers play an important role in encouraging postpartum depression education for perinatal nurses. PMID:21886417

  20. Performance Standards for Teachers supporting Nursing Students’ Reflection Skills Development

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    Agaath Dekker- Groen

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available How can nursing teachers improve students’ reflection skills? In the study performance standards for teachers were developed and validated. A ten-step procedure was followed to ensure procedural and internal validity. National competences and specific content standards for supporting nursing reflection skills development formed the foundation of a preliminary rubric framework which was piloted. Forty participants from six nursing institutes judged the developed rubric framework of eight competences covering thirty rubric attributes. They also discussed the prerequisite minimum performance level and judgmental models. These judgments and discussions resulted in consensus on the rubric framework, a cut-off score, and a conjunctive judgmental model that is convenient for assessing nursing teachers’ competences. The rubrics can be used in a teacher training program. Also institutes of nursing education can employ the rubrics as a tool for preparing and formatively assessing reflection skills.

  1. Designing the Information Literacy Competency Standards for nursing.

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    Phelps, Sue F

    2013-01-01

    This column documents the rationale for creating information literacy competency standards for nursing based on the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" and the three documents from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) on essential skills for nurses in baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level education and practice. It chronicles the process of the task force which is designing the discipline specific skills and predicts the value of their use, once they are published. PMID:23394425

  2. University of New Mexico College of Nursing: Teaching and Nursing Strategies

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    As the health care professions experience continued growth, more and more people are seeking to enter the field of nursing. Nursing educators will appreciate these materials designed to engage their students. Crafted by the University of New Mexico's College of Nursing, these teaching and learning strategies help promote critical thinking and other key skills applicable to the field. There are nine sections here, including Analogy, Case Study, Debate, Jigsaw, and Role Playing. Each area contains examples (some with videos) of each activity or concept, along with information about the strategy's potential use in the classroom. The site is rounded out by a section of Selected Journal Articles, which deal with pedagogy, course development, and student engagement.

  3. Self-Efficacy and Postpartum Depression Teaching Behaviors of Hospital-Based Perinatal Nurses

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    Logsdon, M. Cynthia; Foltz, Melissa Pinto; Scheetz, James; Myers, John A.

    2010-01-01

    Based upon the Self-Efficacy Theory, this study examined the relationship between self-efficacy, self-efficacy-related variables, and postpartum depression teaching behaviors of hospital-based perinatal nurses. Findings revealed that teaching new mothers about postpartum depression is related to a perinatal nurse's self-efficacy in postpartum-depression teaching, self-esteem, and the following self-efficacy-related variables: social persuasion (supervisor's expectations for teaching); mastery...

  4. Nursing Faculty Roles in Teaching Racially and Ethnically Diverse Nursing Students in a Registered Nurse Program

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    Beard, Kenya V.

    2009-01-01

    Racial and ethnic health care disparities continue to plague the United States, placing a tremendous personal and societal burden on individuals. A culturally diverse nursing work force can help eliminate these disparities and improve the quality of health care that is delivered. However, the nursing profession does not reflect the nation's…

  5. Teaching Accessibility Standards to Generation Y Students

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    Klitzing, Sandra

    2011-01-01

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 mandated that facilities and programs are accessible, so people with disabilities can be included in all aspects of community life including recreation (Dattilo, 2002). Understanding accessibility standards is not an easy task. Educators are faced with the challenge of teaching technical content,…

  6. Organ procurement: should we teach undergraduate medical and nursing students?

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    Korjian, Serge; Daaboul, Yazan; Stephan, Antoine; Aoun Bahous, Sola

    2015-04-01

    Organ procurement and transplant improve health outcomes among patients with organ failure. Although many strategies have been developed to overcome the organ shortage, the worldwide rates of organ donation remain suboptimal. The lack of commitment to the health care mission of organ donation and the limited expertise of health care professionals reflect 2 major barriers to organ procurement and raise the need to teach organ procurement to health care professionals early during their undergraduate education. To accommodate the various available curricular models and to develop a homogeneous and equitable teaching methodology irrespective of the adopted design, an early step is to set clear goals and objectives for an organ procurement program. Outcomes should be matched to different academic levels and tailored to the duration of each medical and nursing curriculum. In all cases, hands-on experience leads to a better understanding of the topic, especially with the advent of simulation techniques that may be useful for training as well as testing purposes. An effective program finally requires that attainment of objectives and outcomes are systematically tested using proper evaluation tools that adequately pair with the curricular design. In conclusion, organ procurement teaching should adopt a systematic evidence-based approach that simultaneously contributes to medical and nursing education and improves organ donation rates. PMID:25894128

  7. Violence Education: An Analysis of Instructional Methods Used to Teach Nursing Students about Intimate Partner Violence

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    Wallace, Cara L.

    2013-01-01

    Nurses in all areas of healthcare are exposed to patients who are suspected or actual victims of intimate partner violence. Many times nurses report a general lack of knowledge in regard to the topic. Therefore, it is paramount for nursing educators to identify effective methods to teach their students about intimate partner violence in an effort…

  8. An assessment of teaching strategies used by lecturers at a nursing college in Mpumalanga

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    Maunye, T. J.; Meyer, S. M.; Velden, C. E.

    2009-01-01

    The need for the utilization of various teaching strategies by lecturers when facilitating learning cannot be overemphasized. The aim of this study was to establish if lecturers at a Nursing College in Mpumalanga were using teaching strategies that could facilitate the personal development of nursing learners. A quantitative approach was followed for this study. The participants of the study were all lecturers at a Nursing College in Mpumalanga. Data was gathered by means of a questionnaire. ...

  9. Learning Style Differences between Nursing and Teaching Students in Sweden: A Comparative Study

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    Lena Boström; Karin Hallin

    2012-01-01

    The teaching profession has been continually challenged to provide evidence of the effectiveness of teaching and learning methods. Teacher education, as well as nursing education, is currently undergoing reforms in Sweden. At the university where the research was conducted, teaching and nursing programs are two priority educational programs and maybe knowledge of learning styles can improve the quality of these programs. The purpose of this research was to examine the learning style preferenc...

  10. Being at Peace as an Important Factor in Acquiring Teaching Competency by Iranian Nurse Teachers: A Qualitative Study

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    Hormat Sadat Emamzadeh Ghasemi; Forough Rafii; Farahani, Mansoureh A; Nooreddin Mohammadi

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    It is imperative to understand the factor that influence teaching competency. Therefore, it is necessary to study those that have an impact on the process of acquiring teaching competency. Competent nurse teachers have an important role in the achievement of nursing students and improving the quality of nursing education. However, few researches have focused specifically on the process of acquiring teaching competency in nurse teachers and its related factors. This study as a part of more ext...

  11. The attitudes and experiences of registered nurses who teach and mentor nursing students in the acute care setting

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    Linda Evans

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: The pedagogy of clinical learning for nursing students in acute care settings has transitioned from an apprentice model to one necessitating more dynamic interactions between clinical staff nurses and learners. Clinical nurses must provide theoretical knowledge, share clinical expertise, and model professional behavior to nursing students in an increasingly complex medical system. Our clinical learning environments encompass significant technological advances, shortened length of patient stay, and institutional climates which are often dominated by financial constraints, all which have the potential to impact the teaching and learning environment, and consequently, patient outcomes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes and experiences of registered nurses in acute care settings who clinically teach and mentor nursing students in order to understand pedagogical strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Methods: A qualitative study was undertaken to explore the attitudes and experiences of registered nurses who participate in the clinical teaching and mentoring of nursing students in an acute care setting. Semi- structured interviews were carried out using a focus group format. Three models of clinical education were represented within the sample. The first model consisted of a faculty member affiliated with an institution of higher learning overseeing the clinical experiences of six to eight students on one clinical unit for approximately 14 weeks. The second model was the preceptor-based model wherein an experienced nurse is paired with a student for approximately 240 hours during a ten-week period. The third model was the “Dedicated Education Unit” (DEU. The DEU leverages unit-based clinical staff nurses in a dual role as a clinical faculty member affiliated with a university-based nursing program and utilized a one-to-one or one-to-two teacher to learner ratio. Results: Thematic content analysis was carried out between and within the focus groups.  The findings suggest that: unit-specific philosophical pedagogies highly impact the overall experiences of teacher and learner; commonly shared, clearly articulated goals are imperative; and a firmly established and refined partnership between the student’s academic institution and the health care facility may be critical to the successful outcome of the experience. Moreover, the participants articulated a perceived link between teaching students and enhanced communication on the unit, utilization of evidenced-based practice, and improved patient outcomes. Conclusion: The results presented here are based on focus group interviews with three groups of participants who are involved in the clinical education of nursing students. The six themes that emerged serve as a framework for understanding the comprehensive, time-intensive, patient-focused, and role-developmental approaches in which clinical nurses engage to support excellent clinical learning experiences for student nurses.

  12. Compliance of state registered nurses to nursing standards during practice in tertiary facilities in Malawi

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    Edoly Shirley Lengu

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to describe the quality of practice offered by nurses to patients who underwent surgical incision into the abdomen (post-laparotomy at tertiary hospitals (Kamuzu, Mzuzu, Queen Elizabeth and Zomba in Malawi. The study design was descriptively cross sectional and utilized a quantitative data collection and analysis method. All available 48 registered nurses in the surgical ward of four central hospitals and 100 patients that were admitted in the ward during the time of study were recruited. A 3-point scale rating consisting of compliance (C = 1, partial compliance (C 1.0-0.5 and non compliance (C 0.5-0.0 was used to describe the nurse midwives compliance with the process standards of care. Results show that nurses in all the 4 central hospitals partially complied with assessment and planning standards. During assessment, the nurses assessed the physical aspects of care but did not assess the psychological, spiritual and cultural aspects of care. At planning the nurses assigned and delegated tasks based on the knowledge and skills of the provider selected but did not comply with factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost of care. All the facilities fully complied with implementation standard because they implemented care in a safe and appropriate manner and communicated with patients/ significant others and other health care providers. However, regarding systematic and ongoing evaluation of patients’ condition only Mzuzu Central hospital partially complied while the rest of the facilities were not compliant. All the facilities did not comply with documentation standard of care because the patient records were not legible and did not precisely depict comprehensiveness of care nor bore signatures of the implementers of the care. Results are discussed by relating the level of compliance to standards and the quality of patient care. 

  13. Applications of a Nursing Knowledge Based System for Nursing Practice: Inservice, Continuing Education, and Standards of Care

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    A knowledge base of nursing theory supports computerized consultation to nursing service administrators and staff about patient care. Three scenarios portray different nurses utilizing the system for inservice development, continuing education, and development of standards of care or protocols for practice. The advantages of the system including cost savings are discussed.

  14. Nursing Students Perceptions about Traditional and Innovative Teaching Strategies– A Pilot Study

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    Sailaxmi Gandhi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Nursing education is undergoing tremendous changes with the changing needs of the rapidly changing society. A sound education system is the prerequisite for the development of any nation. Aim and Objectives: One way to enhance nursing education was to evaluate the learning perceptions of various teaching strategies in nursing education programs. The study was aimed to evaluate the student learning perception about traditional and modern teaching strategies among under graduate nursing students (N=44. Material and Methods: Post test only design was used to compare the learning perception of students about traditional and innovative teaching strategies (brain storming, concept mapping & problem based learning. One group was exposed to traditional teaching strategy and the other group was exposed to innovative teaching strategy about mental health assessment and therapeutic communication. Results: Findings indicated a statistically significant increase (p<0.006 in the learning perception among students exposed to innovative teaching strategies than those exposed to the lecture method at the end of 4 weeks. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that students perceive innovative teaching strategies in a better way compared to the traditional teaching method as it enhances their motivation for learning, learner control, and self - directed learning abilities. However further evaluation with larger sample size is needed before it can replace traditional teaching methods in nursing education.

  15. E-Learning education program for registered nurses: the experience of a teaching medical center.

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    Sheen, Shu-Tai Hsiao; Chang, Wen-Yin; Chen, Hsiao-Lien; Chao, Hui-Lin; Tseng, Ching Ping

    2008-09-01

    The aim of this study was to describe registered nurses' experiences with an e-learning education program (ELEP) conducted at a 776-bed teaching medical center in Taipei. The study was completed in three stages: planning, implementation, and evaluation. Nurses who were registered were randomly assigned either to the ELEP or traditional in-classroom program (TICP). Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Forty-two nurses participated (22 in the ELEP and 20 in the TICP). Scores for participants were all > 70 points (out of 100) for both programs. Of the five courses, only teaching and learning and communication showed significant statistical difference between the two groups (p = .001). Nearly all participants (97.6%) felt satisfied with their program (both ELEP and TICP). All nurses passed the nursing care skill tests. Findings should help guide efforts to popularize e-learning education in Taiwan and help create alternative learning methods for future continuing nursing education programs. PMID:18792889

  16. An assessment of teaching strategies used by lecturers at a nursing college in Mpumalanga

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    T. J. Maunye

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The need for the utilization of various teaching strategies by lecturers when facilitating learning cannot be overemphasized. The aim of this study was to establish if lecturers at a Nursing College in Mpumalanga were using teaching strategies that could facilitate the personal development of nursing learners. A quantitative approach was followed for this study. The participants of the study were all lecturers at a Nursing College in Mpumalanga. Data was gathered by means of a questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used to describe and summarize data regarding the type of teaching strategies used and the recommendations that could enhance the utilization of various teaching strategies. The data revealed that the teaching strategies mostly utilized required active participation of the learners namely: formal/informal writing of assignments; learner-led class presentation; group sessions; clinical case studies; role-playing and clinical rounds. Inclusion of certain strategies such as problem-based learning, structured accompaniment and computer literacy for learners could enhance the personal development of nursing learners. Although lecturers did use some of the teaching strategies that could enhance the personal development of nursing learners, staff development regarding the utilization of various teaching strategies was highlighted as an important factor to be considered. Other findings revealed that lack of resources have a negative influence on the utilization of various teaching strategies.

  17. Facilitation as a teaching strategy: The experiences of nursing students

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    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available This study was undertaken to assess the needs/problems of students of nursing regarding facilitation as a teaching/learning method. Facilitation as a teaching and learning strategy was uncommon and innovative in nature and presented a challenge to the students as it was a new way of learning. Focus group interviews were conducted. The sample study consisted of eight (8 groups of learners from four universities engaged in this curriculum. To answer the research question a qualitative, exploratory, descriptive design was used and the students were selected purposively. Data analysis using transcribed focus interviews, was based on the combined approaches of Tesch (1990 in Cresswell (1994:153-155 and the basic steps of Giorgi (1970 as quoted by Ornery (1983:49-63. The themes identified were about the experiences of the facilitation process and problems with the facilitators. All the students experienced the facilitation of learning negatively in the beginning but became more positive later when they adapted to this method of learning.

  18. The Process of Teaching and Learning about Reflection: Research Insights from Professional Nurse Education

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    Bulman, Chris; Lathlean, Judith; Gobbi, Mary

    2014-01-01

    The study aimed to investigate the process of reflection in professional nurse education and the part it played in a teaching and learning context. The research focused on the social construction of reflection within a post-registration, palliative care programme, accessed by nurses, in the United Kingdom (UK). Through an interpretive ethnographic…

  19. The relationship between emotional intelligence and clinical teaching effectiveness in nursing faculty.

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    Allen, Dianne E; Ploeg, Jenny; Kaasalainen, Sharon

    2012-01-01

    Nursing faculty play an important role in facilitating nursing student learning and shaping student experience in the clinical setting. Emotional intelligence (EI) in clinical nursing faculty may be one avenue to develop teaching effectiveness. This study investigated the relationship between EI and clinical teaching effectiveness of nursing faculty in an undergraduate nursing program. Using a cross-sectional correlation design, data were collected from a convenience sample of nursing faculty (N = 47) using the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory: Short (EQ-i:S), the Nursing Clinical Teacher Effectiveness Inventory (NCTEI) and a demographic data page. The results indicated a statistically significant positive relationship between the EQ-i:S and the NCTEI total scores (rs = .599, P education, including the following: (a) a significant relationship between EI and clinical teaching effectiveness exists, (b) faculty exhibit effective overall EI functioning with room to enhance competencies, and (c) faculty members see themselves as effective in their clinical teaching. Implications for clinical teaching practice include the need for faculty development and strengthening the faculty-student relationship. Possibilities for future research are discussed. PMID:22818193

  20. The teaching-learning process of the nursing diagnosis - literary analysis

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    Greicy Kelly Gouveia Dias Bittencourt1

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The nursing diagnosis is a complex intellectual activity demanding teaching strategies that stimulate the clinical reasoning from the professional formation. This study aims to discuss the teaching-learning process of the nursing diagnosis through results of studies that emphasized the nursing diagnosis and its implications in the teaching. To analyze the researches, it was done an attentive reading  and another one in full to identify similar themes in them. As a result of this analysis, two themes were revealed: the clinical reasoning in the identification of the nursing diagnosis and the teaching-learning process of the nursing diagnosis. The researches emphasize the importance of the clinical reasoning in the identification of the nursing diagnosis and they show the relevance of the critical thought in the  teaching of it. It is evidenced that this teaching should extrapolate technical dimension and be based on strategies that stimulate critical and logical thought and clinical reasoning. 

     

  1. Clinical teaching of student nurses by unit managers of selected hospitals in Limpopo Province

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    LA Murathi

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available The comprehensive nature of nurse training needs the involvement of almost all health team personnel, including unit managers to gain practical experience and learn to correlate theory and practice. The overall aim of the study was to explore and describe the experiences of unit managers regarding teaching of student nurses in the clinical area and to develop recommendations that will enhance clinical teaching, for the production of competent future nurse practitioners who will render quality care to patients. A qualitative design, which is explorative, descriptive and contextual in nature, was employed, utilizing a phenomenological approach to capture the experiences of unit managers regarding teaching of student nurses at selected hospitals, where students are allocated for their clinical exposure. Ethical measures as well as measures to ensure trustworthiness were adhered to. In-depth phenomenological interviews were conducted with unit managers who shared their experiences regarding clinical teaching of student nurses. Data analysis was done according to Tesch’s (1990 open coding method. One major theme emerged, namely that unit managers experienced problems when doing clinical teaching of student nurses. Based on the findings the following recommendations were made: Colleges should open a two-way communication with unit managers, involvement of unit managers in the activities that take place at the college like courses, seminars and workshops on clinical teaching, learning contracts should be developed for the students and issues of clinical learning should be addressed and unit managers should be included in both summative and formative evaluations.

  2. Learning Style Differences between Nursing and Teaching Students in Sweden: A Comparative Study

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    Lena Boström

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The teaching profession has been continually challenged to provide evidence of the effectiveness of teaching and learning methods. Teacher education, as well as nursing education, is currently undergoing reforms in Sweden. At the university where the research was conducted, teaching and nursing programs are two priority educational programs and maybe knowledge of learning styles can improve the quality of these programs. The purpose of this research was to examine the learning style preferences for two student groups, teachers and nurses, to analyze their differences in light of international research on learning styles. The study involved 78 teaching students and 78 nursing students. Twenty subscales of the Productivity Environmental Preference Survey (PEPS (Dunn, Dunn, & Price, 1984; 1991; 2000 were used to identify the participants’ learning style preferences. The results showed statistically significant differences between the two student groups. In comparison to teaching students, more nursing students were highly motivated, kinesthetic, and preferred authorities. More teaching students were highly persistent. The findings suggest the need for widely diverse teaching approaches and conscious didactic action skills in higher education, as well as implementation of learning strategies for students.

  3. The ongoing search for best practice in clinical teaching and learning: a model of nursing students' evolution to proficient novice registered nurses.

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    Edgecombe, Kay; Bowden, Margaret

    2009-03-01

    This article describes the development of a model of nursing students as evolving registered nurses (RNs). It aims to generate critical debate about innovations in nursing teaching and learning. The model is the outcome of research conducted with undergraduate nursing students (n=111) from Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. It identifies the positive and negative intrinsic and extrinsic factors that impact on nursing students' clinical learning development and progression from students to proficient novice RNs. This model has implications for future curriculum development, staff development, placement approaches and research in relation to clinical teaching and learning. PMID:19058758

  4. Teaching Undergraduate Nursing Research: A Narrative Review of Evaluation Studies and a Typology for Further Research.

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    Porter, Eileen J.

    2001-01-01

    Review of eight studies evaluating strategies for teaching nursing research found they emphasized contextual rather than internal or external validity. A typology for research on teaching strategies was proposed using the categories of purpose, methodological assumptions, types of validity, and sample size. (Contains 45 references.) (SK)

  5. Excellence in Teaching End-of-Life Care. A New Multimedia Toolkit for Nurse Educators.

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    Wilkie, Diana J.; Judge, Kay M.; Wells, Marjorie J.; Berkley, Ila Meredith

    2001-01-01

    Describes a multimedia toolkit for teaching palliative care in nursing, which contains modules on end-of-life topics: comfort, connections, ethics, grief, impact, and well-being. Other contents include myths, definitions, pre- and postassessments, teaching materials, case studies, learning activities, and resources. (SK)

  6. An assessment of teaching strategies used by lecturers at a nursing college in Mpumalanga

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    TJ, Maunye; SM, Meyer; CE, van Velden.

    Full Text Available The need for the utilization of various teaching strategies by lecturers when facilitating learning cannot be overemphasized. The aim of this study was to establish if lecturers at a Nursing College in Mpumalanga were using teaching strategies that could facilitate the personal development of nursin [...] g learners. A quantitative approach was followed for this studv. The participants of the study were all lecturers at a Nursing College in Mpumalanga. Data was gathered by means of a questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used to describe and summarize data regarding the type of teaching strategies used and the recommendations that could enhance the utilization of various teaching strategies. The data revealed that the teaching strategies mostly utilized required active participation of the learners namely: formal/informal writing of assignments; learner-led class presentation; group sessions; clinical case studies; role-playing and clinical rounds. Inclusion of certain strategies such as problem-based learning, structured accompaniment and computer literacy for learners could enhance the personal development of nursing learners. Although lecturers did use some of the teaching strategies that could enhance the personal development of nursing learners, staff development regarding the utilization of various teaching strategies was highlighted as an important factor to be considered. Other findings revealed that lack of resources have a negative influence on the utilization of various teaching strategies.

  7. A problem-solving strategy for teaching biosciences to nursing majors.

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    Kumar, Ray

    2005-01-01

    The author outlines a problem-solving strategy for teaching human anatomy, physiology, and microbiology to nursing majors. In Spring 2005, students improved their academic performance in comparison to Spring 2003. The author plans to further expand and analyze this teaching approach during the next two semesters. PMID:16268201

  8. Sensibility in the relations and interactions of teaching and learning to be and do nursing.

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    Terra, Marlene Gomes; Gonçalves, Lucia Hisako Takase; dos Santos, Evanguelia Kotzias Atherino; Erdmann, Alacoque Lorenzini

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative study focused on proxemic feelings and feelings of detachment and ambiguity among professors-nurses concerning their experiences. This study aimed to reveal the meanings of sensibility held by being-professor-nurse in teaching and learning to be and do nursing. The theoretical-philosophical support is based on Merleau-Ponty's existential phenomenological approach and the hermeneutics phenomenology of Paul Ricoeur was used. Nineteen professors-nurses from a Higher Education institution in the South of Brazil were interviewed between November and December 2006. Sensibility was revealed as the capacity to observe details in order to intervene in a situation the best way possible, and also as a way to break with exclusive models of the cognitive-instrumental rationality of science and technique, since sensibility is the basis for developing other ways of teaching and learning to be and do Nursing. PMID:20549119

  9. Reflection of the Nurses on their Responsibilities and the Students? Working System During Clinical Teaching

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    Aygul Akyuz

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available In this descriptive study, we aimed to determine the views of nurses on their responsibilities and the students? working system during student clinical teaching. The study universe consisted of nurses working at the Gulhane Military Medical Faculty training hospital while the study sample consisted of 165 nurses working the day shift (08:00-17:00 on weekdays during December 2005 and willing to participate in the study. We used the survey form developed by the researchers following a literature survey to collect the data. This form contained items on the nurses? own responsibilities during the clinical teaching of the students, the working system of the students, their views on being role models and the principles regarding the staff responsible for clinical teaching. Percentages and the chi-square test were used for the analysis of the data. Within the context of the research, 66,1% of the nurses have stated that the course instructor should possess the primary responsibility for the students during the clinical study while some 23,6% of the nurses expressed that the responsibility belonged to themselves. According to the 32,1% of the nurses, the presence of intern nurses in the clinic would increase patient care quality while 32,1% of them indicated an increase in job satisfaction; 49,1% of them expressed that it would not constitute a limitation of time allocated to the patient care and finally 44,8% of them stated that this presence of intern nurses would not increase their workload. 65,8% of the nurses have implied that students should conduct their studies as patient-centric, while 77,6% of them expressed that they would see themselves as the perfect role model for their students during the clinical teachings. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2007; 6(6.000: 459-464

  10. Reflection of the Nurses on their Responsibilities and the Students? Working System During Clinical Teaching

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    Full Text Available In this descriptive study, we aimed to determine the views of nurses on their responsibilities and the students? working system during student clinical teaching. The study universe consisted of nurses working at the Gulhane Military Medical Faculty training hospital while the study sample consisted of 165 nurses working the day shift (08:00-17:00 on weekdays during December 2005 and willing to participate in the study. We used the survey form developed by the researchers following a literature survey to collect the data. This form contained items on the nurses? own responsibilities during the clinical teaching of the students, the working system of the students, their views on being role models and the principles regarding the staff responsible for clinical teaching. Percentages and the chi-square test were used for the analysis of the data. Within the context of the research, 66,1% of the nurses have stated that the course instructor should possess the primary responsibility for the students during the clinical study while some 23,6% of the nurses expressed that the responsibility belonged to themselves. According to the 32,1% of the nurses, the presence of intern nurses in the clinic would increase patient care quality while 32,1% of them indicated an increase in job satisfaction; 49,1% of them expressed that it would not constitute a limitation of time allocated to the patient care and finally 44,8% of them stated that this presence of intern nurses would not increase their workload. 65,8% of the nurses have implied that students should conduct their studies as patient-centric, while 77,6% of them expressed that they would see themselves as the perfect role model for their students during the clinical teachings. [TAF Prev Med Bull. 2007; 6(6: 459-464

  11. Beyond the essentials. Teaching critical care to undergraduate and graduate students in nursing.

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    Fontaine, D K; Norton, C

    2001-03-01

    With more new graduates entering the critical care setting and with the evolving role of the advanced practice nurse, teaching critical care content to students in nursing is a challenge for faculty. The burden to educate undergraduate novices and advanced practice nurses to care for the complex critically ill patient is costly for health care agencies. To help prepare the generalist to enter a world of specialty, precepted critical care experiences, faculty/critical care nurse collaboration, critical care simulation experiences, a computerized entry-level critical care examination, and a National Fellowship critical care registry are suggested. Teaching strategies for the advanced practice nurse beyond the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's "essentials" document include consideration of expanded science education, simulation for psychomotor skills and diagnostic reasoning cases, and interdisciplinary education for bioethics and business courses. Although such controversies as preparing the generalist for a specialty and the availability of preceptors continue to be debated, the future of critical care education is exciting and challenging. As technology continues to evolve, and the consumer in a market-driven society becomes more involved and inquisitive, the need for caring remains. That is the joy of teaching critical care nursing. PMID:11863135

  12. The effect of a workshop on Egyptian nurse educators' motivation and attitude toward evidence based teaching

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    Farida Mahmoud Hassona

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    Full Text Available Background: Motivations and attitude are known to influence goal directed activity such as adoption of new behaviors in teaching. Accordingly, understanding nurse educators’ motivation and attitudes toward evidence-based teaching is a critical step to successfully transforming the faculty’s culture to use best practices in nursing education. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of workshop, on Egyptian nurse educators' motivation and attitude toward evidence-based teaching over time. Methods: Quasi-experimental design with three periods of data collection: a pre-test and two post-test periods at the School of Nursing, Zagazig University, Egypt. A convenience sample of nurse faculties who were invited to attend a one-day workshop was used. There were no exclusion criteria. Four tools were used: the Demographic form, the Follow-up form, The Situational Motivation Scale (SIMS, and the Evidence-Based Nursing Attitude Questionnaire (EBNAQ. Results: A total of 48 nurse faculty agreed to participate in the study; they were female with a mean age of 30 years and an average of 5.5 years of experience in academic setting. Half of the participants had master’s degree or higher. There were significant differences between the pre-, post- and follow-up scores in three of the motivation subscales. Regarding “lack of motivation”, these scores and scores of attitude toward evidence based teaching did not change over time. There was a significant difference in the external regulation score comparing faculty subgroups (i.e., implementers versus non- implementers. Conclusions: A workshop about best practices in nursing education fostered increased intrinsic motivation, identified regulation, and external regulation immediately and changes were sustained over a three month period. A total of 23% of workshop participants implemented an evidence-based education strategy after the workshop, promoting best practices in nursing education.

  13. O ensino da administração em enfermagem: percepção diante da vivência profissional Teaching nursing administration: the nurse's comprehension

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo desvelar a compreensão de um grupo de enfermeiras egressas da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, quanto disciplina Administração aplicada à Enfermagem ministrada no Curso de Graduação em Enfermagem da Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade de São Paulo. Para tanto buscou-se como trajetória metodológica a fenomenologia, tendo MARTINS;BICUDO como autores básicos e eixo principal da pesquisa. Guiadas por este referencial, realizou-se o estudo junto a oito enfermeiras, fazendo a descrição e a compreensão dos seus discursos e buscando trazer o significado que foi percebido do fenômeno estudado. Da análise fenomenológica dos relatos das enfermeiras emergiram possibilidades e limites do ensino da referida disciplina.The purpose of this study was to disclose the nurses comprehension about the Nursing Administration discipline taught in the Nursing graduation course of the Nursing School of São Paulo University. We have followed the phenomenology as the methodological way, and MARTINS; BICUDO were taken as the basic authors and main axis of the research. Being guided by this referencial, we have done this study together with eight nurses and we could do a description and comprehension speeches trying to bring out the meaning of what was understood about their phenomenon studied. From the phenomenological analysis of the nurses'reports appeared the possibilities an limits of the teaching of this discipline.

  14. Being at Peace as an Important Factor in Acquiring Teaching Competency by Iranian Nurse Teachers: A Qualitative Study

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    Hormat Sadat Emamzadeh Ghasemi

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    Full Text Available It is imperative to understand the factor that influence teaching competency. Therefore, it is necessary to study those that have an impact on the process of acquiring teaching competency. Competent nurse teachers have an important role in the achievement of nursing students and improving the quality of nursing education. However, few researches have focused specifically on the process of acquiring teaching competency in nurse teachers and its related factors. This study as a part of more extensive research aims to explore the factors influencing acquisition of teaching competency by Iranian nurse teachers. Grounded theory was chosen as the method. Eleven teachers from three nursing schools in Tehran were recruited. Data was generated by semi structured interviews during May 2011 to March 2013 and was analyzed through using constant comparison. Three main categories were emerged including “individual characteristics” (spirituality, professional interest, ethical conducts, knowledge expansion and reflective practice, “organizational factors” (management of educational systems, solidarity culture, student characteristics and “socio-cultural factors” (social situations, and public definition of nursing. Nurse teachers who deal peacefully with the nursing profession and colleagues are responsible and committed to acquiring teaching competency. A suitable organization in nursing educational systems that is structured and ordered also encourages a peaceful approach by nurse teachers.

  15. Being at peace as an important factor in acquiring teaching competency by Iranian nurse teachers: a qualitative study.

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    Emamzadeh Ghasemi, Hormat Sadat; Rafii, Forough; Farahani, Mansoureh A; Mohammadi, Nooreddin

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    It is imperative to understand the factor that influence teaching competency. Therefore, it is necessary to study those that have an impact on the process of acquiring teaching competency. Competent nurse teachers have an important role in the achievement of nursing students and improving the quality of nursing education. However, few researches have focused specifically on the process of acquiring teaching competency in nurse teachers and its related factors. This study as a part of more extensive research aims to explore the factors influencing acquisition of teaching competency by Iranian nurse teachers. Grounded theory was chosen as the method. Eleven teachers from three nursing schools in Tehran were recruited. Data was generated by semi structured interviews during May 2011 to March 2013 and was analyzed through using constant comparison. Three main categories were emerged including "individual characteristics" (spirituality, professional interest, ethical conducts, knowledge expansion and reflective practice), "organizational factors" (management of educational systems, solidarity culture, student characteristics) and "socio-cultural factors" (social situations, and public definition of nursing). Nurse teachers who deal peacefully with the nursing profession and colleagues are responsible and committed to acquiring teaching competency. A suitable organization in nursing educational systems that is structured and ordered also encourages a peaceful approach by nurse teachers. PMID:24762353

  16. Barriers and facilitators of research utilization among nurses working in teaching hospitals in Tabriz

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    Full Text Available This research is a descriptive study in order to assess barriers and facilitators of research utilization among nurses working in teaching hospitals in Tabriz, year 2001. The aim is to identify causes of low extent of utilization and also to assess barriers and facilitators of researches. This study was conducted upon 304 nurses working in 12 teaching hospitals of Tabriz, which were selected by random sampling. Instrument used for study was questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS (10. The results of this study showed that three major barriers for research utilization included: 1 inadequate facilities for implementation, 2 Physicians will not cooperate with implementation and 3 the nurses do not have sufficient time to read researches. Facilitators which nurses suggested, emphasized on the role of education in enhancing their knowledge and skills of research evaluation.

  17. Teaching Emotional Intelligence to Intensive Care Unit Nurses and their General Health: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Background: Emotion and how people manage it is an important part of personality that would immensely affect their health. Investigations showed that emotional intelligence is significantly related to and can predict psychological health.Objective: To determine the effect of teaching emotional intelligence to intensive care unit nurses on their general health.Methods: This randomized clinical trial (registered as IRCT201208022812N9) was conducted on 52 of 200 in intensive care unit nurses aff...

  18. Reflection and interaction: a new perspective to the teaching of nursing by means of living learning

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    This text treats of the questions of teaching-learning in Nursing and expose some reflections about our living as professors in the discipline of Living Learning I in the 1st phase of the Course of Graduation in Nursing of the Santa Catarina Federal University – UFSC. This discipline goes from the experience of the students, and the teacher is the learning facilitater. As professors we need to propitiate participative spaces of pedagogycal reflection that allow to the students a sensible an...

  19. Evaluation of clinical teaching and professional development in a problem and community-based nursing module

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    Villiers, J. C.; Joubert, A.; Bester, C. J.

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    In South Africa the main focus is on primary health care. This affects the education and training of nurses, and training schools must respond by developing appropriate teaching modules. A school of nursing developed, implemented and revised a problem- and community- based learning module over a period of three years (1996-1998). This student-centered module focuses on students’ needs, active participation, collaboration, accountability, self-assessment, self-study, life-long learning and a...

  20. Formation of healthcare professionals: a look at the previous experiences of nursing teaching diploma students

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    Marlene Fagundes Carvalho Gonçalve

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    Full Text Available This study focused on the analysis of past experience of nursing teaching diploma students in their formation. This article is part of a larger longitudinal survey which followed a group of students throughout the five years of their formation. The students had to write essays, the first being about previous schooling and the others on the contribution of each year at university toward their formation. This was a qualitative study, which adopted the theoretical framework of Vygotski, in order to grasp the different meanings and feelings which are evident in the narratives. Forty-six subjects participated in the survey. They wrote the essays and filled out a questionnaire to characterize their profile. For this study seven narratives were detached from the sample and analyzed. They were written by students at the beginning of the first academic year using the proposed title: "My school history to reach the Nursing Teaching Diploma". The analysis of the essays along with the student profiles pointed out misunderstandings, difficulties and reasons why students chose the Nursing Teaching Diploma Course. The meanings given by students to the course and the actual practice of the nurse teacher indicates the basis of how the course proposals contradict each other in the process of formation. Awareness of these contradictions, considering them in the training of new nurses, is fundamental. Nursing teaching means teaching care for others. That also implies taking care of undergraduate students of nursing. To have students who are critical, active, and aware of the reality of the clients they will look after, has implications in how these factors are considered in their own training process.

  1. THE EFFECT OF DELIBERATIVE DISCUSSION TEACHING STRATEGY ON NURSING STUDENTS’ LEARNING MOTIVATION

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    Full Text Available Deliberative discussion is an important active approach and cooperative teaching strategy that encourages and motivates learners to participate and share in their learning decisions. This is an experimental study aimed at determining the effect of deliberative discussion as a teaching strategy on nursing students’ learning motivation. The study was conducted at the Faculty of Nursing in the Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.  The sample included all master degree nursing students (60 who enrolled in the first semester of the master program of a health education elective course. They were divided randomly into study and control groups. The study group was assigned to attend three deliberative discussion sessions about ethical principles and code of ethics in health education within a period of three weeks while control group left to attend the same topic, in the same period, but by a traditional teaching method. Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ, used for data collection. The researcher found that there was a statistically significance difference in MSLQ scores in between the study and control groups in favor of deliberative one. The results revealed an essential value for nursing educators to develop awareness of the usefulness of deliberative discussions as an effective teaching strategy to enhance learning' motivation among master nursing students.

  2. Standards for Holistic Nursing Practice: A Way to Think About Our Care That Includes Complementary and Alternative Modalities

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    The Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice were developed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) as a public statement regarding the practice of holistic nursing as a specialty. This article reviews the development of the practice standards, and presents the philosophies and values which underpin holistic nursing. Certification in the speciality is awarded through the American's Holistic Nurses' Certification Corporation (AHNCC) to nurses able to demonstrate knowledge and skills d...

  3. Teaching spiritual care in a public institution: legal implications, standards of practice, and ethical obligations.

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    Lantz, Cheryl M

    2007-01-01

    This article reviews the status of teaching spiritual care in a public institution of higher education. The resurgence of interest in spiritual care across the United States has spurred interest and expanded theories of spirituality within the nursing profession. Nursing education rose to the challenge of teaching spiritual care theories and interventions to students, despite the absence of policy to guide educators. However, differences between public and private educational institutions have led to variations in the teaching of spiritual care. In addition to the legal implications stemming from the need for separation of church and state, nurses must also be aware of their ethical obligations in order to teach spiritual care concepts appropriately. The accrediting agencies for nursing education programs and hospitals, as well as state licensure boards, foster high expectations for nurses to provide spiritual care. A call for research and policy development to guide nurse educators is also addressed in this article. PMID:17302098

  4. The teaching-learning approach and critical thinking development: a qualitative exploration of taiwanese nursing students.

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    Lin, Chun-Chih; Han, Chin-Yen; Pan, I-Ju; Chen, Li-Chin

    2015-01-01

    Health care professionals are challenged by the complexities of the health care environment. This study uses a qualitative approach to explore how teaching strategy affects the development of critical thinking (CT) among Taiwanese baccalaureate-level nursing students. Data collected from 109 students' reflection reports were analyzed using content analysis. Three categories generated by the analysis were the teaching-learning strategy, enhancing CT, and transiting into a different learning style. The teaching-learning strategy consisted of concept mapping, question and answer, and real-life case studies. CT was enhanced alternately by self-directed learning, the realization of the gap between known and unknown, and connecting the gap between theoretical nursing knowledge and clinical practice. The study results emphasize participants' perceptions of becoming a critical thinker, turning into an active learner, and eventually achieving self-confidence. These learning effects invest the wisdom of teaching-learning with a far-reaching significance. PMID:25839955

  5. IPMA STANDARD ELEMENTS AND FEEDBACK IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEACHING

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    Full Text Available The paper proposes the concept of project management teaching including the International Project Management Association (IPMA standard. The concept of teaching is theoretical and derives from the notion of competence, which the IPMA standard is based on. The paper presents a brief description of the IPMA standard and endeavours to define the notion of competence. The competence is worked with in respect to hierarchical recognition. The proposed teaching concept works with the concepts of information, knowledge and skills. The teaching proposal stems from the structure and contents of the IPMA standard elements. Furthermore, the paper elaborates the issue of embedding the elements of the IPMA standard competences into training courses. In the article, the eye of the IPMA competences is further enhanced with possible training courses and specialist areas in which the standard elements can thematically be included. The paper states that the competence elements and training courses cross one another and overlap in a manifold way. The authors also propose a way which could verify into what extent the students have actually acquired taught IPMA competence elements. The paper contains the proposal of feedback quantification for the IPMA standard and project management teaching. The results of the paper can be used as a starting premise for future research. Both the verification proposal and the embedding of the elements into teaching are derived from on-going academic experience of the authors of the article.

  6. Implementing case-based teaching strategies in a decentralised nursing management programme in South Africa

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    Zethu Nkosi

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    Full Text Available Background: Case-based education has a long history in the disciplines of education, business, law and the health professions. Research suggests that students who learn via acase-based method have advanced critical thinking skills and a greater ability for application of knowledge in practice. In medical education, case-based methodology is widely used to facilitate knowledge transfer from theoretical knowledge to application in patient care. Nursing education has also adopted case-based methodology to enhance learner outcomes and critical thinking.Objectives: The objectives of the study was to describe a decentralised nursing management education programme located in Durban, South Africa and describe the perceptions of nursing faculty facilitators regarding implementation of this teaching method.Method: Data was collected through the use of one-on-one interviews and also focus groups amongst the fifteen facilitators who were using a case-based curriculum to teach the programme content. The average facilitator was female, between 41 and 50 years of age,working part-time, educated with a baccalaureate degree, working as a professional nurse for between 11 and 20 years; slightly more than half had worked as a facilitator for three or more years.Results: The facilitators identified themes related to the student learners, the learning environment, and strengths and challenges of using facilitation to teach the content through cases. Decentralised nursing management educational programmes can meet the needs of nurses who are located in remote areas which are characterised by poor transportation patterns and limited resources and have great need for quality healthcare services.Conclusion: Nursing faculty facilitators need knowledgeable and accessible contact with centrally based full-time nursing faculty in order to promote high quality educational programmes.

  7. Implementing case-based teaching strategies in a decentralised nursing management programme in South Africa

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    Zethu, Nkosi; Padmini, Pillay; Kathleen M., Nokes.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Case-based education has a long history in the disciplines of education, business, law and the health professions. Research suggests that students who learn via a case-based method have advanced critical thinking skills and a greater ability for application of knowledge in practice. In m [...] edical education, case-based methodology is widely used to facilitate knowledge transfer from theoretical knowledge to application in patient care. Nursing education has also adopted case-based methodology to enhance learner outcomes and critical thinking. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the study was to describe a decentralised nursing management education programme located in Durban, South Africa and describe the perceptions of nursing faculty facilitators regarding implementation of this teaching method. METHOD: Data was collected through the use of one-on-one interviews and also focus groups amongst the fifteen facilitators who were using a case-based curriculum to teach the programme content. The average facilitator was female, between 41 and 50 years of age, working part-time, educated with a baccalaureate degree, working as a professional nurse for between 11 and 20 years; slightly more than half had worked as a facilitator for three or more years. RESULTS: The facilitators identified themes related to the student learners, the learning environment, and strengths and challenges of using facilitation to teach the content through cases. Decentralised nursing management educational programmes can meet the needs of nurses who are located in remote areas which are characterised by poor transportation patterns and limited resources and have great need for quality healthcare services. CONCLUSION: Nursing faculty facilitators need knowledgeable and accessible contact with centrally based full-time nursing faculty in order to promote high quality educational programmes.

  8. Implementing case-based teaching strategies in a decentralised nursing management programme in South Africa

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    Zethu Nkosi

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    Full Text Available Background: Case-based education has a long history in the disciplines of education, business, law and the health professions. Research suggests that students who learn via a case-based method have advanced critical thinking skills and a greater ability for application of knowledge in practice. In medical education, case-based methodology is widely used to facilitate knowledge transfer from theoretical knowledge to application in patient care. Nursing education has also adopted case-based methodology to enhance learner outcomes and critical thinking.Objectives: The objectives of the study was to describe a decentralised nursing management education programme located in Durban, South Africa and describe the perceptions of nursing faculty facilitators regarding implementation of this teaching method.Method: Data was collected through the use of one-on-one interviews and also focus groups amongst the fifteen facilitators who were using a case-based curriculum to teach the programme content. The average facilitator was female, between 41 and 50 years of age, working part-time, educated with a baccalaureate degree, working as a professional nurse for between 11 and 20 years; slightly more than half had worked as a facilitator for three or more years.Results: The facilitators identified themes related to the student learners, the learning environment, and strengths and challenges of using facilitation to teach the content through cases. Decentralised nursing management educational programmes can meet the needs of nurses who are located in remote areas which are characterised by poor transportation patterns and limited resources and have great need for quality healthcare services.Conclusion: Nursing faculty facilitators need knowledgeable and accessible contact with centrally based full-time nursing faculty in order to promote high quality educational programmes.

  9. Standardizing Nursing Information in Canada for Inclusion in Electronic Health Records: C-HOBIC

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    Hannah, Kathryn J.; White, Peggy A.; Nagle, Lynn M.; Pringle, Dorothy M.

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    The Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (C-HOBIC) project introduced systematic use of standardized clinical nursing terminology for patient assessments. Implemented so far in three Canadian provinces, C-HOBIC comprises an innovative model for large-scale capture of standardized nursing-sensitive clinical outcomes data within electronic health records (EHRs). To support this activity, nursing assessment and outcomes concepts were mapped to the International Classification...

  10. Intended and unintended consequences of minimum staffing standards for nursing homes.

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    Chen, Min M; Grabowski, David C

    2015-07-01

    Staffing is the dominant input in the production of nursing home services. Because of concerns about understaffing in many US nursing homes, a number of states have adopted minimum staffing standards. Focusing on policy changes in California and Ohio, this paper examined the effects of minimum nursing hours per resident day regulations on nursing home staffing levels and care quality. Panel data analyses of facility-level nursing inputs and quality revealed that minimum staffing standards increased total nursing hours per resident day by 5% on average. However, because the minimum staffing standards treated all direct care staff uniformly and ignored indirect care staff, the regulation had the unintended consequences of both lowering the direct care nursing skill mix (i.e., fewer professional nurses relative to nurse aides) and reducing the absolute level of indirect care staff. Overall, the staffing regulations led to a reduction in severe deficiency citations and improvement in certain health conditions that required intensive nursing care. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:24850410

  11. Nursing teaching strategies by encouraging students' questioning, argumentation and explanation.

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    Souza, Dayse Neri de; Souza, Francislê Neri de

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    Nursing students need to develop competences in the field of explanation, argumentation and questioning as they are pivotal to foster a relationship with their patients and achieve a greater humanisation of care. The objective of this paper is to analyse the perception of 1st-year nursing students with regard to the humanisation of care provided to patients by encouraging them to discuss real-life episodes. The study is qualitative and content analysis used the students' questions, explanations and argumentation as core discourses. Among other conclusions, results point towards the importance of promoting activities that encourage the different nursing students' discourses and the ability to understand the humanisation and dehumanisation patterns arising from the real-life episodes used as case study. PMID:25830750

  12. Discussion on the teaching mode of higher vocational nursing specialty based on CDIO model

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    Full Text Available Discussion on the teaching mode of higher vocational nursing specialty based on CDIO model is the core of this study. CDIO is the latest achievement in the reform of the international higher education of engineering and has been thrived since 2000. There are some inevitable problems when domestic universities introduced and innovated the CDIO mode. Therefore the CDIO model is a bold attempt for the institutions of higher education, especially higher vocational college teachers. The CDIO mode drives teachers to reflect on the existed teaching philosophy, and therefore enables them to change teaching methods in the teaching process and improve their teaching capacity tremendously. Meanwhile, it also encourages students to learn automatically and cultivate their comprehensive abilities such as professional capability, development capability, interpersonal skills, innovation ability, etc.

  13. Writing electronic nursing care plans. An approach to facilitate navigating the standardized Nursing vocabularies NANDA and NIC

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    The introduction of the standardized nursing languages NANDA and NIC to write electronic care plans is hard for nurses, as reported by several projects. Both the need to relate to a new software tool and to the totally unknown domains of the standardized languages contributes to this. With an existing tool for care plan writing as basis, we have used the unified process to develop an improved tool, in order to make the introduction smother. Care has been taken to make the interface and workfl...

  14. Nurses' Knowledge, Practices, and Barriers in Care of Patients with Pressure Ulcers in a Ugandan Teaching Hospital

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    Ivan Mwebaza; Godfrey Katende; Sara Groves; Joyce Nankumbi

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    Pressure ulcers have been identified as a major burden of hospitalization worldwide, and nurses are at the forefront of prevention. The purpose of this study was to determine the nurses' knowledge and practices regarding risk factors, prevention, and management of pressure ulcers at a teaching hospital in Uganda. The study employed a descriptive cross-sectional design. Fifty-six Ugandan registered practicing nurses were sampled. A composite self-administered questionnaire and an observation c...

  15. Teaching the ESL Nursing Student: The Relationship between Nurse Educator Background Attributes, Beliefs Concerning the ESL Nursing Student and Instructional Strategies Used by Nurse Educators

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    2012-01-01

    As the U.S. population quickly moves toward linguistic diversity, it is essential that sufficient numbers of linguistically diverse nurses be available to provide care, and nurse educators play a significant role in the preparation of these nurses. Little information was found in the literature about factors that influence the practices of the…

  16. Attitudes of Jordanian Nursing Students towards Mental Illness: The Effect of Teaching and Contact on Attitudes Change

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    Hamaideh, Shaher H.; Mudallal, Rola

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    Purposes: Attitudes toward mental illness and patients with mental illness influence the treatment they receive and decisions of policy makers. The purposes of this study were to assess Jordanian nursing students' attitudes towards mental illness, and to assess the effectiveness of teaching and contact on changing nursing students' attitudes about…

  17. Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice

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    Nursing as a profession continues to attract the best and the brightest students. With all of this interest, students may find themselves looking for high quality resources to supplement their classroom instruction. This site was designed to accompany the Nurse as Educator textbook but can be used without the accompanying volume, if so desired. A great place to start is the Student Resources area, which contains links to flashcards, interactive glossaries, crossword puzzles, and small group discussion questions. Teachers will definitely appreciate the Case Studies area as it presents a solid set of case studies related to real world nursing encounters. The site is rounded out by the Web Links area which includes germane resources related to each chapter from the book.

  18. Innovative teaching methods in the professional training of nurses – simulation education

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    Michaela Miertová

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The article is aimed to highlight usage of innovative teaching methods within simulation education in the professional training of nurses abroad and to present our experience based on passing intensive study programme at School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Salford (United Kingdom, UK within Intensive EU Lifelong Learning Programme (LPP Erasmus EU RADAR 2013. Methods: Implementation of simulation methods such as role-play, case studies, simulation scenarios, practical workshops and clinical skills workstation within structured ABCDE approach (AIM© Assessment and Management Tool was aimed to promote the development of theoretical knowledge and skills to recognize and manage acutely deteriorated patients. Structured SBAR approach (Acute SBAR Communication Tool was used for the training of communication and information sharing among the members of multidisciplinary health care team. OSCE approach (Objective Structured Clinical Examination was used for student’s individual formative assessment. Results: Simulation education is proved to have lots of benefits in the professional training of nurses. It is held in safe, controlled and realistic conditions (in simulation laboratories reflecting real hospital and community care environment with no risk of harming real patients accompanied by debriefing, discussion and analysis of all activities students have performed within simulated scenario. Such learning environment is supportive, challenging, constructive, motivated, engaging, skilled, flexible, inspiring and respectful. Thus the simulation education is effective, interactive, interesting, efficient and modern way of nursing education. Conclusion: Critical thinking and clinical competences of nurses are crucial for early recognition and appropriate response to acute deterioration of patient’s condition. These competences are important to ensure the provision of high quality nursing care. Methods of simulation education used within professional training of next generation of nurses can help them to get used to the recognition and management of this group of patients by the means of simulated cases to be able to implement the approaches trained within real clinical nursing practice.

  19. Evaluation of clinical teaching and professional development in a problem and community-based nursing module

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    J.C de Villiers

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available In South Africa the main focus is on primary health care. This affects the education and training of nurses, and training schools must respond by developing appropriate teaching modules. A school of nursing developed, implemented and revised a problem- and community- based learning module over a period of three years (1996-1998. This student-centered module focuses on students’ needs, active participation, collaboration, accountability, self-assessment, self-study, life-long learning and appropriate skills. In the formal clinical teaching environment PBL was the main approach. However, this approach was also supported by a variety of strategies, for example group discussions and scenarios. The knowledge, attitudes and professional development skills acquired in the PBL approach were then applied informally in the community setting (CBE. The purpose of the study was to evaluate a first year clinical teaching module as part of an extensive programme. A quantitative research method, a descriptive design, and a variety of data collection techniques were used. Conclusions were that clinical teaching was effective within the problem- (PBL and community-based (CBE approaches; 78% of respondents were positive about the clinical learning environment; 61 % stated that expectations were met; 81% preferred group activities, and 67% indicated that they had developed professional skills. Facilitators agreed that clinical teaching met the requirements of PBL & CBE. The pass rate also improved.

  20. Recommending a minimum English proficiency standard for entry-level nursing.

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    O'Neill, Thomas R; Tannenbaum, Richard J; Tiffen, Jennifer

    2005-01-01

    When nurses who are educated internationally immigrate to the United States, they are expected to have English language proficiency in order to function as a competent nurse. The purpose of this research was to provide sufficient information to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to make a defensible recommended passing standard for English proficiency. This standard was based upon the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A large panel of nurses and nurse regulators (N = 25) was convened to determine how much English proficiency is required to be minimally competent as an entry-level nurse. Two standard setting procedures, the Simulated Minimally Competent Candidate (SMCC) procedure and the Examinee Paper Selection Method, were combined to produce recommendations for each panelist. In conjunction with collateral information, these recommendations were reviewed by the NCSBN Examination Committee, which decided upon an NCSBN recommended standard, a TOEFL score of 220. Because the adoption of this standard rests entirely with the individual state, NCSBN has little more to do with implementing the standard, other than answering questions and providing documentation about the standard. PMID:16401043

  1. Patient Experience of Nursing Quality in a Teaching Hospital in Saudi Arabia

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    Al Momani, M.; Al Korashy, H.

    2012-01-01

    Background: Examining the quality of nursing care from the patient's perspective is an important element in quality evaluation. The extent to which patients' expectations are met will influence their perceptions and their satisfaction with the quality of care received.Methods: A cross- sectional survey was conducted among admitted patients at King Khalid Teaching Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Data were collected (from January 2011 to March 2011) from a convenience sample of 448 patients us...

  2. Improving teaching assistants' orientation in a school of nursing: a lean approach.

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    Aaltonen, Pamela M; Foli, Karen J; Kirby, Kristen F; Simpson, Vicki L; Walters, Becky

    2015-01-01

    Newly hired teaching assistants (TAs) come to schools of nursing with varying levels of experience in academic institutions. Therefore, the orientation of TAs becomes important at a micro level (student instruction) and macro level (mission of the organization). We describe a Lean approach to strengthening TA orientation and reducing waste and inconsistency. Developed solutions and tools through the lens of quality improvement are discussed. PMID:25514233

  3. A Study on Cervical Cancer Screening Amongst Nurses in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

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    Awodele, O.; Adeyomoye, A. A. A.; Awodele, D. F.; Kwashi, V.; Awodele, I. O.; Dolapo, D. C.

    2011-01-01

    Cancer of the cervix is the commonest genital tract malignancy in the female, and it has been ranked second to breast cancer. It has positive association with infection of human papillomavirus. Cervical cancer incidence and mortality have declined substantially in western countries following the introduction of screening programmes. This present study investigated the knowledge, attitude and practice of nurses in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) towards cervical cancer screening as t...

  4. The Use of Synchronous Videoconferencing Teaching to Increase Access to Specialist Nurse Education in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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    Jennifer Chipps

    2010-01-01

    In KwaZulu-Natal more than 50% of the population lives in the rural area but most of the health workers are based in urban centres where teaching hospitals and high incomes are common. Nursing provides the backbone of health care in the public sector. Specialist nurses such as advanced midwives or specialist HIV nurses are in short supply. Teaching via live synchronous videoconference (VC) provides an opportunity to extend specialist education to nurses at rural hospitals. Aim: The aim of the...

  5. Teaching interprofessional teamwork in medical and nursing education in Norway : a content analysis

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    Aase, Ingunn; Aase, Karina

    2013-01-01

    The notions of interprofessional education and interprofessional teamwork have attained widespread acceptance, partly because lack of teamwork has been tentatively linked to adverse incidents in healthcare. By analyzing data from 32 educational institutions, this study identifies the status of interprofessional teamwork in all nursing and medical education in Norway. The study programs issued by the 32 educational institutions were subject to content analysis, distilling the ambitions and goals for teaching interprofessional teamwork. Study program coordinators were approached and asked to what degree interprofessional teamwork was actually introduced in lecturing and clinical training. Results indicate that the medical and nursing schools clearly aspire to teach interprofessional teamwork and that this has largely been achieved when it comes to theoretical teaching. Although three of the four medical programs have integrated interprofessional teamwork into their clinical training, there is a gap in the nursing programs where introduction of interprofessional teamwork in clinical training has been limited. Current challenges are related to organizational issues (e.g. lack of institutional collaboration), practical difficulties (e.g. finding time to bring students of various professions together) and possibly managerial issues (e.g. lack of strategic perspective and change management).

  6. [Flipped Classroom: A New Teaching Strategy for Integrating Information Technology Into Nursing Education].

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    Chiou, Shwu-Fen; Su, Hsiu-Chuan; Liu, Kuei-Fen; Hwang, Hei-Fen

    2015-06-01

    The traditional "teacher-centered" instruction model is still currently pervasive in nursing education. However, this model does not stimulate the critical thinking or foster the self-learning competence of students. In recent years, the rapid development of information technology and the changes in educational philosophy have encouraged the development of the "flipped classroom" concept. This concept completely subverts the traditional instruction model by allowing students to access and use related learning activities prior to class on their smartphones or tablet computers. Implementation of this concept has been demonstrated to facilitate greater classroom interaction between teachers and students, to stimulate student thinking, to guide problem solving, and to encourage cooperative learning and knowledge utilization in order to achieve the ideal of student-centered education. This student-centered model of instruction coincides with the philosophy of nursing education and may foster the professional competence of nursing students. The flipped classroom is already an international trend, and certain domestic education sectors have adopted and applied this concept as well. However, this concept has only just begun to make its mark on nursing education. This article describes the concept of the flipped classroom, the implementation myth, the current experience with implementing this concept in international healthcare education, and the challenging issues. We hope to provide a reference for future nursing education administrators who are responsible to implement flipped classroom teaching strategies in Taiwan. PMID:26073950

  7. A Continuing Challenge: The Shortage of Educationally Prepared Nursing Faculty

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    2001-01-01

    The profession is facing a unique shortage of nursing faculty. Schools of Nursing have always had a shortage of doctorally prepared nursing faculty. The academic norm for faculty teaching in baccalaureate and graduate programs to hold earned doctoral degrees was established later in nursing than for other disciplines. At best, 50% of nursing faculty in such programs have met this academic standard. In addition, the shortage is predicted to escalate in the next decade due to the retirement of ...

  8. Teaching Emotional Intelligence to Intensive Care Unit Nurses and their General Health: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Emotion and how people manage it is an important part of personality that would immensely affect their health. Investigations showed that emotional intelligence is significantly related to and can predict psychological health.Objective: To determine the effect of teaching emotional intelligence to intensive care unit nurses on their general health.Methods: This randomized clinical trial (registered as IRCT201208022812N9 was conducted on 52 of 200 in intensive care unit nurses affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. They were recruited through purposeful convenience sampling and then randomly categorized into two groups. The intervention group members were trained in emotional intelligence. Bar-on emotional intelligence and Goldberg's general health questionnaires were administered to each participant before, immediately after, and one month after the intervention.Results: While the mean score of general health for the intervention group decreased from 25.4 before the intervention, to 18.1 immediately after the intervention and to 14.6 one month later, for the control group, it increased from 22.0, to 24.2 and to 26.5, respectively (pConclusion: Teaching emotional intelligence improved the general health of intensive care unit nurses.

  9. Application of an innovative, autonomous, creative teaching modality through service-learning in a community-health nursing course

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    Susan G. Williams

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Nursing faculty continue to find themselves challenged to meet student needs by the increasing student enrollment numbers and increasing faculty workloads without simultaneously increasing resources. The responsibility to meet student needs rests on the nursing faculty. It is therefore increasingly important that nursing faculty implement teaching modalities to meet student and patient needs. This article demonstrates faculty’s use of service-learning as an effective, innovative teaching modality to meet increasing student, patient, and community needs without additional resources. The authors seek to differentiate between service learning and contracted clinical experiences in order to enable nurse educators to use service learning as a teaching modality. The authors describe the process of using service learning with nursing process in this course. Nursing assessment is built into the project as a “windshield survey”. A literature review was conducted seeking to understand other uses of service learning in education and validate the authors’ experiences. This three-credit hour lecture and one credit hour clinical course has yielded unique and interesting service learning projects that positively impact their communities. The students work with cohorts of all races, ethnicities and cultures throughout the lifespan.  Service-learning opportunities assist in the availability and accessibility of health care to safety net facilities and vulnerable populations who may not otherwise receive health care screening or treatment.  Faculty in nursing and other health disciplines will likely appreciate the innovation, creativity, and autonomy afforded this modality of outreach.

  10. Developing and Evaluating Clinical Written Assignment in Clinical Teaching for the Senior B.S. Nursing Students: An action research

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: In a four-year undergraduate level , the nursing students have to get prepared in the patients education, designing care plans, applying nursing processes and exercise the clinical decisions, in addition to learning practical skills. Therefore, multiple clinical teaching strategies in nursing must be applied. In this study the sheets for the mentioned fields were designed and used. Methods: In this action research in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, 64 nursing senior students and related instructors participated. Clinical written assignment included the patient’s health condition sheet, tables showing the used medicines and the precautions, the clinical and paraclinical tests and the results, identifying the patient problems, designing and implementing care plan and writing nursing reports with SOAPIE method. The instructors’ viewpoints were achieved through the group discussions and their notes taken. The perceived competency of the students was obtained through a questionnaire. The qualitative data was analyzed by the content analysis and quantitative using SPSS. Results: Both the students and the instructors agreed with the clinical written assignment. The desired care competency of the students before and after assignment was statistically significant (p<0.05. According to the instructors, intervention was useful for the senior students who have passed the courses needed for completing and using the different parts of these forms. Conclusion: Since a need is always felt in the trends of the nursing clinical teaching, the researchers recommend the clinical written assignment and their application along with other strategies for senior nursing students in clinical teaching.

  11. Using standardized patients to assess communication skills in medical and nursing Students

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    Burgoyne Louise; Shanks Andrew; Gaffney Robert; Walshe Nuala; Anthony, Ryan C.; Wiskin Connie M

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background A number of recent developments in medical and nursing education have highlighted the importance of communication and consultation skills (CCS). Although such skills are taught in all medical and nursing undergraduate curriculums, there is no comprehensive screening or assessment programme of CCS using professionally trained Standardized Patients Educators (SPE's) in Ireland. This study was designed to test the content, process and acceptability of a screening programme in...

  12. A Standardized Shift Handover Protocol: Improving Nurses’ Safe Practice in Intensive Care Units

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    Javad Malekzadeh; Seyed Reza Mazluom; Toktam Etezadi; Alireza Tasseri

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: For maintaining the continuity of care and improving the quality of care, effective inter-shift information communication is necessary. Any handover error can endanger patient safety. Despite the importance of shift handover, there is no standard handover protocol in our healthcare settings. Methods In this one-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study conducted in spring and summer of 2011, we recruited a convenience sample of 56 ICU nurses. The Nurses’ Safe Practice Ev...

  13. The attitudes and experiences of registered nurses who teach and mentor nursing students in the acute care setting

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    Linda Evans; Margaret Costello; Hallie Greenberg; Nicholas, Patrice K.

    2012-01-01

    Background: The pedagogy of clinical learning for nursing students in acute care settings has transitioned from an apprentice model to one necessitating more dynamic interactions between clinical staff nurses and learners. Clinical nurses must provide theoretical knowledge, share clinical expertise, and model professional behavior to nursing students in an increasingly complex medical system. Our clinical learning environments encompass significant technological advances, shortened length of ...

  14. Exploring the use of standardized patients for simulation-based learning in preparing advanced practice nurses.

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    Kowitlawakul, Yanika; Chow, Yeow Leng; Salam, Zakir Hussian Abdul; Ignacio, Jeanette

    2015-07-01

    The use of standardized patients for simulation-based learning was integrated into the Master of Nursing curriculum in the 2012-2013 academic year. The study aimed to explore the Master of Nursing students' experiences with and perceptions of using standardized patients in simulations, and to identify the students' learning needs in preparing to become advanced practice nurses. The study adopted an exploratory descriptive qualitative design, using a focus group interview. The study was conducted at a university in Singapore. Seven Master of Nursing students who were enrolled in the Acute Care Track of Master of Nursing program in the 2012-2013 academic year participated in the study. The data were gathered at the end of the first semester. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. Three main categories - usefulness, clinical limitations, and realism - were identified in the study. The results revealed that the students felt using standardized patients was useful and realistic for developing skills in history taking, communication, and responding to an emergency situation. On the other hand, they found that the standardized patients were limited in providing critical signs and symptoms of case scenarios. To meet the learning objectives, future development and integration of standardized patients in the Master of Nursing curriculum might need to be considered along with the use of a high-fidelity simulator. This can be an alternative strategy to fill the gaps in each method. Obviously, using standardized patients for simulation-based learning has added value to the students' learning experiences. It is highly recommended that future studies explore the impact of using standardized patients on students' performance in clinical settings. PMID:25819268

  15. Nuevo modelo pedagógico de enfermería: un gran reto / New Nursing teaching model: A big challenge

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    Nilda, Bello Fernández; María C, Fenton Tait.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available La enfermería en Cuba no puede expresarse fuera del análisis del contexto político, económico y social de nuestro país en las últimas décadas. La formación del nivel técnico y profesional se ha desarrollado en niveles educativos distintos: en el nivel secundario y en el nivel terciario o universitar [...] io con una trayectoria histórica mantenida. En respuesta al notorio déficit de personal de enfermería en la capital en el año 2001, se introdujeron los planes emergentes en la provincia Ciudad Habana. El Nuevo Modelo Pedagógico (NMP) surgió para dar respuesta a la formación de los enfermeros emergentes, así como para desarrollar un modelo educativo que permita captar, formar, retener y desarrollar a los educandos en forma progresiva hasta egresar un profesional universitario, el que integra en tres ciclos la formación básica, técnica y profesional y se propone alcanzar un grado superior de integración de ambas enseñanzas, en aras de asegurar la formación progresiva de los recursos humanos que necesita el sistema de salud. Este trabajo muestra cómo el estudiante es capaz de alcanzar su nivel de formación con flexibilidad, pertinencia y accesibilidad, de acuerdo con la batalla de ideas en que se encuentra enfrascada nuestra Revolución. Es notorio que ya existen sedes universitarias para el estudio de la Licenciatura en 118 municipios de los 169 de todo el país con una matrícula de 20214 estudiantes, dos hechos sin precedentes en la formación de enfermeros universitarios. Abstract in english Cuban nursing can't be expressed outside of the political, economic, and social context of our country in the last decades. Technical and professional training has been developed in different teaching levels: at secondary and tertiary or university, with a sustained historical route. In response to [...] the marked deficit of nursing staff in the capital of the country in 2001, in Havana Province , emergence plans were introduced. The New Teaching Model appeared to give an answer to the training of emergent nurses, as well as to develop a teaching model allowing the recruitment, training, retention, and development of students in a progressive way to achieve a graduate with three cycles of basic, technical and professional training aimed at obtaining a higher degree of integration of both types of teaching, and to assure a progressive training of the human resources needed for the health system. This paper shows how the student is able to obtain his training level in a flexible, pertinent, and accessible way, according to the ”Battle of Ideas” waged by our Revolution. It should be stressed that nowadays there are 128 university headquarters in the 169 municipalities existing in the whole country, with 20214 s tudents enrolled: two unprecedented facts in the training of graduate nurses.

  16. Nuevo modelo pedagógico de enfermería: un gran reto New Nursing teaching model: A big challenge

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    Nilda Bello Fernández

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available La enfermería en Cuba no puede expresarse fuera del análisis del contexto político, económico y social de nuestro país en las últimas décadas. La formación del nivel técnico y profesional se ha desarrollado en niveles educativos distintos: en el nivel secundario y en el nivel terciario o universitario con una trayectoria histórica mantenida. En respuesta al notorio déficit de personal de enfermería en la capital en el año 2001, se introdujeron los planes emergentes en la provincia Ciudad Habana. El Nuevo Modelo Pedagógico (NMP surgió para dar respuesta a la formación de los enfermeros emergentes, así como para desarrollar un modelo educativo que permita captar, formar, retener y desarrollar a los educandos en forma progresiva hasta egresar un profesional universitario, el que integra en tres ciclos la formación básica, técnica y profesional y se propone alcanzar un grado superior de integración de ambas enseñanzas, en aras de asegurar la formación progresiva de los recursos humanos que necesita el sistema de salud. Este trabajo muestra cómo el estudiante es capaz de alcanzar su nivel de formación con flexibilidad, pertinencia y accesibilidad, de acuerdo con la batalla de ideas en que se encuentra enfrascada nuestra Revolución. Es notorio que ya existen sedes universitarias para el estudio de la Licenciatura en 118 municipios de los 169 de todo el país con una matrícula de 20214 estudiantes, dos hechos sin precedentes en la formación de enfermeros universitarios.Cuban nursing can't be expressed outside of the political, economic, and social context of our country in the last decades. Technical and professional training has been developed in different teaching levels: at secondary and tertiary or university, with a sustained historical route. In response to the marked deficit of nursing staff in the capital of the country in 2001, in Havana Province , emergence plans were introduced. The New Teaching Model appeared to give an answer to the training of emergent nurses, as well as to develop a teaching model allowing the recruitment, training, retention, and development of students in a progressive way to achieve a graduate with three cycles of basic, technical and professional training aimed at obtaining a higher degree of integration of both types of teaching, and to assure a progressive training of the human resources needed for the health system. This paper shows how the student is able to obtain his training level in a flexible, pertinent, and accessible way, according to the ”Battle of Ideas” waged by our Revolution. It should be stressed that nowadays there are 128 university headquarters in the 169 municipalities existing in the whole country, with 20214 s tudents enrolled: two unprecedented facts in the training of graduate nurses.

  17. Knowledge and Performance about Nursing Ethic Codes from Nurses' and Patients' Perspective in Tabriz Teaching Hospitals, Iran

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    Sara Moghaddam; Saied Khameneh; Vahid Zamanzadeh; Hadi Hassankhani; Alireza Mohajjel-Aghdam

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    Introduction: Nursing profession requires knowledge of ethics to guide performance. The nature of this profession necessitates ethical care more than routine care. Today, worldwide definition of professional ethic code has been done based on human and ethical issues in the communication between nurse and patient. To improve all dimensions of nursing, we need to respect ethic codes. The aim of this study is to assess knowledge and performance about nursing ethic codes from nurses' and patients...

  18. Learning Outcomes in Two Different Teaching Approach in Nursing Education in Iran: E-Learning versus Lecture

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    Neda Mehrdad; Mitra Zolfaghari; Naser Bahrani; Sana Eybpoosh

    2011-01-01

    Traditional teaching methods used in medical education couldn't meet the need for keeping pace with up to date information. Present study has conducted in order to compare the effect of lecture and e-learning methods on nursing students' learning outcomes in the context of Iran. A cross-over design was applied. Study sample was consisted of 32 students which were in third semester of nursing bachelor program and were passing Maternal Child nursing course. The first part of the course was taug...

  19. Breast cancer risk factor knowledge among nurses in teaching hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan: a cross-sectional study

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    Hatcher Juanita

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in both the developed and the developing world. The incidence of breast cancer in Karachi, Pakistan is 69.1 per 100,000 with breast cancer presentation in stages III and IV being common (? 50%. The most pragmatic solution to early detection lies in breast cancer education of women. Nurses constitute a special group having characteristics most suited for disseminating breast cancer information to the women. We assessed the level of knowledge of breast cancer risk factors among registered female nurses in teaching hospitals of Karachi. We also identified whether selected factors among nurses were associated with their knowledge of breast cancer risk factors, so that relevant measures to improve knowledge of nurses could be implemented. Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted in seven teaching hospitals of Karachi using stratified random sampling with proportional allocation. A total of 609 registered female nurses were interviewed using a structured questionnaire adapted from the Stager's Comprehensive Breast Cancer Knowledge Test. Knowledge of breast cancer risk factors was categorized into good, fair and poor categories. Ordinal regression was used to identify factors associated with risk knowledge among nurses. Results Thirty five percent of nurses had good knowledge of risk factors. Graduates from private nursing schools (aOR = 4.23, 95% CI: 2.93, 6.10, nurses who had cared for breast cancer patients (aOR = 1.41, 95% CI: 1.00, 1.99, those having received a breast examination themselves (aOR = 1.56, 95% CI: 1.08, 2.26 or those who ever examined a patient's breast (aOR = 1.87, 95% CI: 1.34, 2.61 were more likely to have good knowledge. Conclusion A relatively small proportion of the nursing population had good level of knowledge of the breast cancer risk factors. This knowledge is associated with nursing school status, professional breast cancer exposure and self history of clinical breast examination. Since only about one-third of the nurses had good knowledge about risk factors, there is a need to introduce breast cancer education in nursing schools particularly in the public sector. Continuing nursing education at the workplace can be of additional benefit.

  20. Using standardized patients to assess communication skills in medical and nursing Students

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    Burgoyne Louise

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A number of recent developments in medical and nursing education have highlighted the importance of communication and consultation skills (CCS. Although such skills are taught in all medical and nursing undergraduate curriculums, there is no comprehensive screening or assessment programme of CCS using professionally trained Standardized Patients Educators (SPE's in Ireland. This study was designed to test the content, process and acceptability of a screening programme in CCS with Irish medical and nursing students using trained SPE's and a previously validated global rating scale for CCS. Methods Eight tutors from the Schools of Nursing and Medicine at University College Cork were trained in the use of a validated communication skills and attitudes holistic assessment tool. A total of forty six medical students (Year 2 of 5 and sixty four nursing students (Year 2/3 of 4 were selected to under go individual CCS assessment by the tutors via an SPE led scenario. Immediate formative feedback was provided by the SPE's for the students. Students who did not pass the assessment were referred for remediation CCS learning. Results Almost three quarters of medical students (33/46; 72% and 81% of nursing students (56/64 passed the CCS assessment in both communication and attitudes categories. All nursing students had English as their first language. Nine of thirteen medical students referred for enhanced learning in CCS did not have English as their first language. Conclusions A significant proportion of both medical and nursing students required referral for enhanced training in CCS. Medical students requiring enhanced training were more likely not to have English as a first language.

  1. Using standardized patients to assess communication skills in medical and nursing students

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    Ryan, C Anthony

    2010-03-17

    Abstract Background A number of recent developments in medical and nursing education have highlighted the importance of communication and consultation skills (CCS). Although such skills are taught in all medical and nursing undergraduate curriculums, there is no comprehensive screening or assessment programme of CCS using professionally trained Standardized Patients Educators (SPE\\'s) in Ireland. This study was designed to test the content, process and acceptability of a screening programme in CCS with Irish medical and nursing students using trained SPE\\'s and a previously validated global rating scale for CCS. Methods Eight tutors from the Schools of Nursing and Medicine at University College Cork were trained in the use of a validated communication skills and attitudes holistic assessment tool. A total of forty six medical students (Year 2 of 5) and sixty four nursing students (Year 2\\/3 of 4) were selected to under go individual CCS assessment by the tutors via an SPE led scenario. Immediate formative feedback was provided by the SPE\\'s for the students. Students who did not pass the assessment were referred for remediation CCS learning. Results Almost three quarters of medical students (33\\/46; 72%) and 81% of nursing students (56\\/64) passed the CCS assessment in both communication and attitudes categories. All nursing students had English as their first language. Nine of thirteen medical students referred for enhanced learning in CCS did not have English as their first language. Conclusions A significant proportion of both medical and nursing students required referral for enhanced training in CCS. Medical students requiring enhanced training were more likely not to have English as a first language.

  2. The education of UK specialised neonatal nurses: reviewing the rationale for creating a standard competency framework.

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    Turrill, Sue

    2014-09-01

    This paper examines the influences surrounding formal education provision for specialised neonatal nurses in the UK and presents a standardised clinical competency framework in response. National drivers for quality neonatal care define links to the numbers and ratios of specialised neonatal nurses in practice. Historical changes to professional nursing governance have led to diversity in supporting education programmes, making achievement of a standard level of clinical competence for this element of the nursing workforce difficult. In addition responsibility for funding specialised education and training has moved from central to local hospital level. Evaluating these key influences on education provision rationalised the development, by a UK professional consensus group, of a criteria based framework to be utilised by both formal education and service providers. The process identified clinical competency (in terms of unique knowledge and skills), evidence of achievement, and quality education principles. Access to specialised education relies on the availability of programmes of study and clear funding strategies. Creating a core syllabus for education provides a tool to standardise course content, commission education and audit clinical competency. In addition partnerships between healthcare and education providers become successful in achieving standard specialised education for neonatal nurses. PMID:25127759

  3. A Standardized Shift Handover Protocol: Improving Nurses’ Safe Practice in Intensive Care Units

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    Javad Malekzadeh

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: For maintaining the continuity of care and improving the quality of care, effective inter-shift information communication is necessary. Any handover error can endanger patient safety. Despite the importance of shift handover, there is no standard handover protocol in our healthcare settings. Methods In this one-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study conducted in spring and summer of 2011, we recruited a convenience sample of 56 ICU nurses. The Nurses’ Safe Practice Evaluation Checklist was used for data collection. The Content Validity Index and the inter-rater correlation coefficient of the checklist was 0.92 and 89, respectively. We employed the SPSS 11.5 software and the Mc Nemar and paired-samples t test for data analysis. Results: Study findings revealed that nurses’ mean score on the Safe Practice Evaluation Checklist increased significantly from 11.6 (2.7 to 17.0 (1.8 (P < 0.001. Conclusion: using a standard handover protocol for communicating patient’s needs and information improves nurses’ safe practice in the area of basic nursing care.

  4. Redressing the Power and Effect of Significance. A New Approach to an Old Problem: Teaching Statistics to Nursing Students.

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    Taylor, Shirley; Muncer, Steven

    2000-01-01

    In teaching research methods, introducing effect size, then power, then statistical significance will improve understanding of Type I and Type II errors. Students will develop a better grasp of decision-making processes involved in hypothesis testing, which nurses need in an environment stressing evidence-based practice. (SK)

  5. Information model for learning nursing terminology.

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    Nytun, Jan Pettersen; Fossum, Mariann

    2014-01-01

    Standardized terminologies are introduced in healthcare with the intention of improving information quality, which is important for enhancing the quality of healthcare itself. The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®) is a unified language system that presents an ontology for nursing terminology; it is meant for documentation of nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions and patient outcomes. This paper presents an information model and an application for teaching nursing students how to use ICNP to assist in the planning of nursing care. The model is an integration of ICNP and our catalog ontology, patient journal ontology, and ontology defining task sets. The application for learning nursing terminology offers descriptions of patient situations and then prompts the student to supply nursing statements for diagnoses, goals and interventions. The nursing statements may be selected from catalogues containing premade solutions based on ICNP, or they may be constructed directly by selecting terms from ICNP. PMID:25160170

  6. Courses and Resources to Teach Space Physics to Standards

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    Reiff, P. H.

    2008-12-01

    We have created four courses for teachers, and inquiry-based materials to go with them, that embed space physics concepts while teaching Space Physics to National and State standards. The state of Texas recently adopted a "4x4" standard, which makes the "recommended" graduation requirement for high school students to include four science and four math courses. Space Physics is not specifically listed as a topic, but falls naturally as part of three of the Texas High School courses: "Physics", "Astronomy" and "Earth and Space Science", a new course whose syllabus is being decided now. The national standards which are most relevant at the high school level are "Change, Constancy and Measurement", "Motions and Forces", "Interactions of Energy and Matter" and "Natural and Human-induced hazards" [National Science Ed Standards, 1996]. The "Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills" includes circuits, electricity and magnetism, and waves in their Physics course syllabus, and include "describe the Sun's effects on the Earth" in the Astronomy class. In the new Earth and Space Science class we expect that additional heliospheric concepts will be included. At Rice we have four Astronomy courses (and four Earth Science courses) for teachers, two of which involve a substantial space physics content. By taking those eight courses, plus a research project and another content or education elective, the teachers can earn a "Masters of Science Teaching" degree. In "Teaching Earth and Space Science" (ASTR 402) we dedicate about 4 weeks on the Sun and the Earth and its environment. The "Physics of Ham Radio" course (PHYS 401) has an even more relevant focus. That class introduces electricity and magnetism, with hands-on activities on circuits and electromagnetic waves. The students earn their "Technician" class amateur license by making at least 75 per cent on the first quiz, which allows them VHF and UHF broadcast privileges. The second half of the course covers more space weather topics including the ionosphere, solar activity, radio propagation and absorption, antennas, etc. Some students pass the more detailed "General" amateur license by the end of the semester, which allows them to transmit at HF frequencies. Ham radio clubs are becoming more interesting to students as internet-based and digital modes allow more extensive communication even with minimum licensing, and amateur radio clubs are an excellent resource to teachers who want to set up a station in their school. A Technician license can also allow even communication with the Space Station.

  7. Constructing the Training Curriculum of Standardized Patients for OSCE Examination for Undergraduate Nursing Students in Shanxi Medical University

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    Jie Zheng

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The objective of this study is to construct the simulated patient training curriculum for OSCE examination for undergraduate nursing students and to explore the theoretical and practical foundation. Methods: To establish TSP training curriculum and SSP training curriculum, 30 experts were invited to finish the questionnaires which were proved by Delphi Method. Findings: We established the training curriculum of TSP and SSP, and set the weight of various curricula and teaching contents. Conclusions: The experts considered that the degree and importance of these two training curricula were comparable. This conclusion lays the foundation for applying these curricula to teaching practice and clinical practice, and enhancing the teaching outcome of undergraduate nursing students. Implications: This study provided a new way of assessing the clinic ability of nursing students.

  8. From Standardized Patient to Care Actor: Evolution of a Teaching Methodology

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    Hardee, James T; Kasper, Ilene K

    2005-01-01

    Standardized patients have been utilized for nearly 40 years in teaching medical curricula. Since the introduction of this teaching methodology in the early 1960s, the use of standardized patients has steadily gained acceptance and is now incorporated into medical education across the country. This “standardization” was useful for teaching and evaluating medical students and residents. However, as this modality expanded beyond medical schools to include seasoned physicians, the limitation...

  9. An initiative to teach family systems nursing using online health-promoting conversations: A multi-methods evaluation

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    Lindh R. Viveca

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Family systems nursing embraces the view that one family member’s illness affects other family members and vice versa. Family nursing developed as a way for nurses to work with families to promote health. Previously, teachers performed most of the education on health-promoting conversations with families on campus. Because online education is increasingly requested in nursing, this article evaluates teaching family systems nursing by using synchronous online health-promoting conversations. Methods: Fifteen registered nurses attended the course “Health-Promoting Family Focused Nursing”, an advanced-level nursing elective 10-week course. The course used technology enhanced learning and was evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively. Students and teachers participated in semi-structured focus group interviews analyzed qualitatively. The students filled in a traditional course evaluation. Students responded before and after the course to the multidimensional research instrument “Families’ Importance in Nursing Care—Nurse’s Attitudes” (FINC-NA. Results: The students were satisfied with the course and the synchronous health-promoting conversations. They learned to “think family” and acknowledged the importance of inviting families to take part in the care of a family member. They stated that the online practice had helped them gain a useful tool for their future family nursing practice. The teachers appreciated working in a team to develop the course. At the start of the project they viewed the online technology as a challenge. However, during the course they saw many pedagogical possibilities with the synchronous meetings and that the online family conversation training worked well. The ability to record the meetings offered educational advantages and the opportunity for students to reflect on the conversations. Even if the students rated families importance in nursing care positively prior to the course on FINC-NA, the students still gave the following domains even stronger support post-course: Family as a resource in nursing care, Family as a burden, and Family as own resource. Conclusions: Family systems nursing and health-promoting conversations with families, comprising interaction between several participants, can be learned using online pedagogical methods. Furthermore, the belief that health-promoting family conversations need to be held with all participants in the same room has been challenged.

  10. Using Standardized Case Vignettes to Evaluate Nursing Home Staff Recognition of Delirium and Delirium Superimposed on Dementia

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    Fick, Donna M; Kolanowski, Ann M; Hill, Nikki L.; Yevchak, Andrea; DiMeglio, Brittney; Mulhall, Paula M.

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    The purpose of this study is to describe nursing home staff knowledge regarding delirium detection and the most common causes of delirium. Specific aims that guided this study include identifying the rate of nurse recognition of delirium and delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD), including different motoric subtypes of delirium, using standardized case vignettes, and exploring what nursing home staff describe as the potential causes of delirium. The study showed overall poor recognition of ...

  11. Patients' Participation as It Appears in the Nursing Documentation, When Care Is Ruled by Standardized Care Plans

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    Andreae, Christina; Ekstedt, Mirjam; Snellman, Ingrid

    2011-01-01

    This study aimed to describe inpatients with myocardial infarction and their participation in care as documented in the nursing records when standardized care plans are used in care. The use of standardized care plans not only has increased the quality of medical treatment but has also overlooked patients' opportunities to participate in their own care. There is a lack of knowledge about how standardized care plans influence patients' participation in nursing care. Data were collected from th...

  12. O professor de enfermagem frente às tendências pedagógicas. Uma breve reflexão The teaching of nursing and the pedagogic trend

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    Full Text Available As autoras fazem uma reflexão situando o professor de enfermagem nas diferentes abordagens pedagógicas Tradicional, Cognitivista, Comportamentalista, Humanista, e Sócio-Cultural, com o objetivo de analisar sua aplicação no ensino de enfermagem, contribuindo para que o professor reflita sobre sua prática e a exerça de forma criativa e inovadora.This paper reviews important aspects about teaching nursing, in order to give nursing professionals an outline of the present pedagogical approaches (Traditional, Cognitivist, Behaviorist, Humanistic, Sociocultural, so that they can reflect upon their role as educators.

  13. Opportunity to Teach and Learn Standards: Colombian Teachers’ Perspectives

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    2012-10-01

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    The aim of this article is to present the outcomes of an exploration of in-service teachers’ perspectives in relation to an opportunity to teach and learn standards in English. A workshop for English teachers from Cali (Colombia and the neighboring rural sectors was designed and carried out in order to collect the information. Teachers’ perspectives about the topic were explored in terms of three aspects: general considerations that underlie opportunities to learn; standards and conditions in educational institutions (work aspects and other institutional factors such as human and material resources.


    Este artículo tiene por objetivo presentar los resultados de una exploración acerca de las reflexiones de un grupo de docentes en ejercicio, respecto a estándares de oportunidad para la enseñanza y aprendizaje del inglés como lengua extranjera. Con este propósito se diseñó y ofreció un taller a profesores de Cali (Colombia y de la zona rural aledaña. Allí se estudiaron las perspectivas de los docentes en cuanto a tres aspectos: consideraciones generales que subyacen la oportunidad de aprender, estándares y condiciones en las instituciones educativas y otros factores tales como recursos materiales y humanos.

  14. Teaching evidence-based practice: the Bachelor of Science in nursing essentials at work at the bedside.

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    Odell, Ellen; Barta, Kathleen

    2011-01-01

    Patient safety and quality outcomes are major issues in the health care industry. Many national organizations have pushed these issues to the forefront of health care, demanding that health care professionals, especially nurses, play a vital role and be vigilant in these endeavors. Nurse educators, using The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, are in a unique position to impact health care systems and patient care by educating and training nursing students in the skills necessary to promote safety and quality outcomes. This article describes a creative, authentic learning experience that is currently being used in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The learning experience is a shared partnership between the clinical agency, the faculty, and the health science librarian to assist senior nursing students in the last semester of their baccalaureate degree program to synthesize and use the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that promote patient safety and optimal outcomes. It is a teaching strategy that incorporates many of the outcomes from the BSN Essentials and aids students to actively seek and deliver care using evidence-based practice. PMID:22142913

  15. Examination of the Teaching Styles of Nursing Professional Development Specialists, Part II: Correlational Study on Teaching Styles and Use of Adult Learning Theory.

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    Curran, Mary K

    2014-07-16

    This article, the second in a two-part series, details a correlational study that examined the effects of four variables (graduate degrees in nursing education, professional development training in adult learning theory, nursing professional development [NPD] certification, and NPD specialist experience) on the use of adult learning theory to guide curriculum development. Using the Principles of Adult Learning Scale, 114 NPD specialists tested the hypothesis that NPD specialists with graduate degrees in nursing education, professional development training in adult learning theory, NPD certification, and NPD experience would use higher levels of adult learning theory in their teaching practices to guide curriculum development than those without these attributes. This hypothesis was rejected as regression analysis revealed only one statistically significant predictor variable, NPD certification, influenced the use of adult learning theory. In addition, analysis revealed NPD specialists tended to support a teacher-centered rather than a learner-centered teaching style, indicating NPD educators are not using adult learning theory to guide teaching practices and curriculum development. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014;45(8):xxx-xxx. PMID:25019255

  16. Nursing Dynamics

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    Rosemarie Troskie

    1997-01-01

    Prof. Marie Muller is the Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at the Rand Afrikaans University where she has been teaching the subject Nursing Administration and Nursing Dynamics for more than fourteen years. *Please note: This is a reduced version of the abstract. Please refer to PDF for full text.

  17. Refocusing acute psychiatry, performance management, standards and accountability, a new context for mental health nursing.

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    Harnett, P J

    2009-06-01

    The term \\'performance management\\' has an aversive \\'managerial\\' aspect, is unappealing to many public sector staff and has an \\'image problem\\'. Perhaps as a consequence, it has failed to make a significant impact on Irish public sector workers, notably mental health nurses. In this paper, performance management is introduced and examined within an Irish healthcare context and with reference to its use in other countries. Some of the challenges faced by Irish mental health nurses and the potential benefits of working within a performance managed workplace are discussed. The paper concludes that performance management is likely to increasingly affect nurses, either as active agents or as passive recipients of a change that is thrust on them. The authors anticipate that the performance management \\'image problem\\' will give way to recognition that this is a fundamental change which has the potential to enable health services to change. This change will bring high standards of transparency, worker involvement in decision making, an explicit value base for health services and individual teams. It provides the potential for clear practice standards and high standards of transparency as well as worker welfare in all aspects, including supporting employment and career progression.

  18. Nurses’ perception of nursing diagnosis

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    Håkans, Vivéca Busck

    2012-01-01

    Formulating a nursing diagnosis on the basis of a patient’s situation and health is a task that places great demands on a nurse’s skills in many areas. The nurses in the study were in contact with nursing diagnoses in their daily work, mainly in standard care plans. All were in favor of using care plans and nursing diagnoses. Awareness of the signs and related factors that exist in the electronic health record (EHR) was low.

  19. Rheumatology education for undergraduate nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students in the UK: standards, challenges and solutions

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    Hewlett, S.; Clarke, B.; O’brien, A.; Hammond, A.; Ryan, S.; Kay, L.; Richards, P.; Almeida, C.

    2008-01-01

    Objectives. Rheumatological conditions are common, thus nurses (Ns) occupational therapists (OTs) and physiotherapists (PTs) require at least basic rheumatology knowledge upon qualifying. The aim of this study was to develop a core set of teaching topics and potential ways of delivering them.

  20. Occupation: nurse; occupational hazard: radiation

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    The work of the occupational health nurses at the Pickering Generating Station is described. A staff of two nurses teach first aid and safety, practice an emergency plan, and monitor personnel for minimum health standards for radiation workers. Special attention is paid to problems which might be aggravated by radiation, such as skin complaints, respiratory diseases, emotional stability, or phobias regarding heights, plastic suits, or radiation itself. Procedures used in treating contaminated personnel are outlined

  1. A Registry and Database for Gerontology Research: The Teaching Nursing Home Approach to Medical Services for the Elderly

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    Green, Rex S.; Steinmann, William; Ellis, Nancy; O Brien, Linda; Pack, Allan; Lawton, Powell; Pfohl, Dorothea; Stein, Audrey; Abrutyn, Elias

    1985-01-01

    A subject registry and clinical research database were created in 1983 as part of a National Institute of Aging Teaching Nursing Home award to the Philadelphia Gerontology Research Consortium. The registry enables medical researchers to locate subjects for their studies. It also helps researchers decide if there are enough potential subjects for proposed studies. The design of the database emphasizes data that provide the context for studies of specific diseases, as well as facilitate the com...

  2. The Use of Synchronous Videoconferencing Teaching to Increase Access to Specialist Nurse Education in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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    Jennifer Chipps

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available In KwaZulu-Natal more than 50% of the population lives in the rural area but most of the health workers are based in urban centres where teaching hospitals and high incomes are common. Nursing provides the backbone of health care in the public sector. Specialist nurses such as advanced midwives or specialist HIV nurses are in short supply. Teaching via live synchronous videoconference (VC provides an opportunity to extend specialist education to nurses at rural hospitals. Aim: The aim of the study was to review and evaluate the current use of videoconference education for nurses in KwaZulu-Natal. Methodology: A review the literature on VC education in nursing using bibliometric review strategies was conducted and two nurses’ education courses conducted via videoconferencing was evaluated against a set of criteria developed and validated by the Department of TeleHealth at the University. Results: 81 publications addressing videoconference nurse education were found, most being published after 2000. Over half were descriptive studies, but were still valuable for informing this study. Based on the evaluation of the two courses against the set of criteria, the two courses were aligned sufficiently well with the measurement criteria. Additionally, the delivery of the courses via videoconferencing allowed for the identification of potential cost savings. Discussion: This evaluation indicates that these two courses have been successfully implemented using VC. In the light of the potential savings of time and money, VC can be used to teach specialist nursing courses to rural nurses. Recommendations to improve the VC courses included orientation training for presenters and encouraging more research regarding the effectiveness of VC as a teaching modality for clinical nurses in rural areas. Conclusion: More attention should be given to developing the infrastructure and skills to make this technology available and commonly used in health services in under-resourced public health services and hospitals. Additional research is also suggested.

  3. Learning Outcomes in Two Different Teaching Approach in Nursing Education in Iran: E-Learning versus Lecture

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    Neda Mehrdad

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Traditional teaching methods used in medical education couldn't meet the need for keeping pace with up to date information. Present study has conducted in order to compare the effect of lecture and e-learning methods on nursing students' learning outcomes in the context of Iran. A cross-over design was applied. Study sample was consisted of 32 students which were in third semester of nursing bachelor program and were passing Maternal Child nursing course. The first part of the course was taught using lecture method during first four weeks; an e-learning method was the technique used to educate the remained part of the course during the second four weeks. Students' learning outcomes in each method, opinion toward and participation with both educational methods was assessed. No significant difference was found between students exam scores in both methods. Considering students' opinion toward educational methods, no significant difference was found between two methods in general but students reported better "capability" and "independency" in e-learning method while lecture was obtained higher scores in "effectiveness on learning" and "motivation" characteristics. E-learning can be used in teaching some nursing courses. It is recommended to use e-learning method with appropriate interactive strategies and attractive virtual environments to motivate students

  4. Learning outcomes in two different teaching approach in nursing education in Iran: e-learning versus lecture.

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    Mehrdad, Neda; Zolfaghari, Mitra; Bahrani, Naser; Eybpoosh, Sana

    2011-01-01

    Traditional teaching methods used in medical education couldn't meet the need for keeping pace with up to date information. Present study has conducted in order to compare the effect of lecture and e-learning methods on nursing students' learning outcomes in the context of Iran. A cross-over design was applied. Study sample was consisted of 32 students which were in third semester of nursing bachelor program and were passing Maternal Child nursing course. The first part of the course was taught using lecture method during first four weeks; an e-learning method was the technique used to educate the remained part of the course during the second four weeks. Students' learning outcomes in each method, opinion toward and participation with both educational methods was assessed. No significant difference was found between students exam scores in both methods. Considering students' opinion toward educational methods, no significant difference was found between two methods in general but students reported better "capability" and "independency" in e-learning method while lecture was obtained higher scores in "effectiveness on learning" and "motivation" characteristics. E-learning can be used in teaching some nursing courses. It is recommended to use e-learning method with appropriate interactive strategies and attractive virtual environments to motivate students. PMID:21713747

  5. A survey of ward nurses attitudes to the Intensive Care Nurse Consultant service in a teaching hospital.

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    McIntyre, Tammie; Taylor, Carmel; Eastwood, Glenn M; Jones, Daryl; Baldwin, Ian; Bellomo, Rinaldo

    2012-05-01

    The aim of an Intensive Care Nurse Consultant (ICNC) service is to optimise care of complex ward patients and reduce adverse events. Despite their widespread implementation, specific assessment of ward nurses' attitudes towards such is lacking. Accordingly, we surveyed ward nurses' attitudes towards our ICNC service in five domains: (a) accessibility and approachability; (b) perceived ICNC skill and knowledge; (c) perceived influence on patient management; (d) usefulness as a resource of clinical information; (e) impact upon adverse outcomes. To achieve this, an anonymous Liker-type questionnaire was distributed to 208 ward nurses in our hospital. We also included space for free text. Completed questionnaires were entered manually into a SURVEYMONKEY™ pro-forma to permit automatic report generation and results summary. The major findings were that ICNC staff were perceived as being approachable and good communicators, were skilled at early detection of deteriorating patients, and that they reduce serious adverse events. In addition, nurses believe the ICNC service provides continuity of care post discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU), as well as assisting staff to prioritise clinical issues following medical emergency team (MET) review or ICU discharge. The ward nurses did not believe that the ICNC service reduced their skills in managing ward patients. In contrast, respondents stated that the ICNC service needed to improve the processes of referral to allied health and education of ward staff regarding deteriorating patients. Finally, ward nurses suggest they would call the MET service rather than the ICNC service for patients who had already deteriorated. This survey suggests that the ICNC service is valued, and is perceived to prevent the development of adverse events, rather than playing a major role in the management of the deteriorating patient. There is a need to improve referrals to allied health and further educate ward nurses. PMID:22088555

  6. Social loafing and organizational justice among nurses: A case study in a teaching hospital

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    Manal Etemadi

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available     Background and Aim: Social loafing is the phenomenon of people deliberately exerting less effort to achieve a goal when they work in a group as compared to when they work alone. People who feel they are being treated unfair in an organization would be more likely to show this phenomenon. This study investigated the social loafing among nurses and its relationship with organizational justice in Tohid Hospital in Sanandaj, Iran.   Materials and Methods: This was a correlational descriptive-analytical study conducted in 2012. The study population was all nurses working in Tohid Hospital in Sanandaj, Iran. Data were collected using a valid questionnaire. For data analysis SPSS-20 software was used, the descriptive statistics being frequency distribution, mean, standard deviation, and the Spearman, Mann-Whitney, and Kruskal-Wallis tests .   Results : The highest organizational justice component was found to be organizational justice (0.086 ± 3.39, and the mean of social loafing was higher in comparison with organizational justice. According to the Spearman test, all organizational justice components had inverse relations with social loafing. Only distributive organizational justice was significantly related to social loafing (p<0.05.   Conclusion: It can be concluded that the personnel are highly sensitive to distributive justice and managers need to create the feeling that the organization has a fair distribution of resources. Hospitals should try to minimize the negative effects associated with loafing by creating an environment that discourages social loafing. One way to achieve this goal is to try to impress the personnel by telling them that their functions are important , such that they feel their job is important and that the role of nurses in connection with the patients is of value and significant.

  7. Teaching Biomedical Statistics to Nurse-Practitioners in Sub-Saharan Africa—The Example of “Intention to Treat” Shows Our Challenges and Dilemmas

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    Gregor Pollach

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: African nurse practitioners experience specific challenges, when faced with complex clinical trials implemented in their country. Method: Teaching challenges for African nurse practitioners were extracted from courses we conducted in Malawi. Participants attending the courses were nurse practitioners at various stages of their education ranging from nurses and medical assistants to the clinical officer with a BSc degree. Results: We identified four dilemmas for our participants: the “Taliban dilemma”, the “significance dilemma”, the “drop-out dilemma” and the “reality dilemma”. These dilemmas lead to five teaching challenges in the African context. Challenges in the context are theoretical complexity, imposed opinions, hierarchical implications, African enthusiasm and mysticism. Conclusions: The nurse practitioners, working in remote district hospitals need specific support to be able to scrutinize research papers which are meant to be implemented in their hospitals in order to secure their cooperation and dedication.

  8. The Reflections on the General Teaching Strategies in New Standard College English Intensive Reading Classroom

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    Based on the concepts of education reform, this paper elaborates the specific process of strategic performance in different language skill areas in New Standard College English intensive reading classroom. By concluding the reflections such as the "triple action" in metacognitive strategies and the grasp of the relationship between “supply” and “demand” in classroom teaching, we aim to explore some effective teaching strategies in College English teaching classroom.

  9. Reading the "Singlish Debate": Construction of a Crisis of Language Standards and Language Teaching in Singapore.

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    Kramer-Dahl, Anneliese

    2003-01-01

    The teaching of grammar has recently reemerged in Singapore as a topic within the English teaching profession and in public discourse about education. Debates about the role of grammar in political discussions and in popular media typically proceed in terms of a crisis and falling standards. Focuses on ways this discourse of crisis constructs…

  10. [A Taiwan nursing perspective on current imbalances in educating, licensing and hiring new nurses].

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    Lee, Sheuan; Chang, Ting

    2012-10-01

    Level of development in the nursing profession affects healthcare quality and safety. The nursing profession in Taiwan today faces myriad external pressures such as the global financial crisis and rapidly changing national health insurance policies and social issues. For example, cutbacks in nursing manpower at medical institutions and increasingly difficult healthcare working conditions are increasing nurse workloads and turnover, conflict in the workplace, and difficulties in recruiting new nursing staff. Such negative developments directly and negatively impact professional development, healthcare quality, healthcare safety, and workplace morale. In terms of maintaining and enhancing the quality of new nurses entering the profession, rapid growth in numbers of technology schools and nursing students have severely strained insufficient resources and resulted in teaching quality and education outcomes below expectations. Poor passing rates on the national nursing license examination and increasingly high new nurse turnover are now significant negative factors influencing clinical manpower availability. Imbalances among education, licensing, and hiring clearly and negatively impact nursing professional development and social needs and cause the inefficient allocation of limited education resources. This article discusses and analyzes the causes underlying current imbalances in nurse hiring, licensing, and education. We provide the following suggestions: (1) Integrate education and licensing activities based on professional recruitment considerations to promote nursing competent and manpower stability; (2) revise the focus and content of the national license examination to resolve the current disconnect between license examination and hiring needs; (3) redesign curricula, update teaching material, and adjust teaching methods based on professional competencies in order to resolve key education and recruitment problems. All nursing schools should prepare their students well to pass the license examination in order to resolve the current state of inconsistent educational standards, and (4) train international nursing talent to address and reflect international medical care trends and policies in Taiwan. This paper is intended to serve as reference for both policymakers and professionals in the nursing and healthcare fields. PMID:23034543

  11. Developing content standards for teaching research skills using a delphi method

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    Schaaf, M. F.; Stokking, K. M.; Verloop, N.

    2005-01-01

    The increased attention for teacher assessment and current educational reforms ask for procedures to develop adequate content standards. For the development of content standards on teaching research skills, a Delphi method based on stakeholders’ judgments has been designed and tested. In three rounds, 21 stakeholders judged and revised content standards. The support for the standards increased over the rounds. The method resulted in nine content standards with a high degree of support and c...

  12. Diffraction and interference--a standard teaching topic using non-standard diffracting objects

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    Gröber, S.; Vetter, M.; Eckert, B.; Jodl, H.-J.

    2014-01-01

    This topic--diffraction and interference--is a standard topic in teaching wave optics in schools and universities as well as in physics practical labs. The theoretical presentation needs some knowledge in mathematics; the final formula for the intensity pattern as a function of all parameters such as number of slits N, slit width b, slit distance d, wavelength ? of light used is not too complicated. The experimental setup is standard and well known. In our opinion the shortage comes here from the relatively poor quality of scattering objects produced by photolithography and by the small number of various objects in N, b and d. We on the contrary offer objects produced by electron beam lithography with much higher contrast and larger resolution. As a consequence, students are allowed to study not only positions of a few maxima and minima of the interference pattern, but determine relative intensities of maxima and minima with respect to central maximum, details around sub-maxima, band shape and bandwidth. In addition, we generated 150 objects with a variety in N, b and d and also offer five different wavelengths. Since these objects are hardly available and not so easy to copy we offer this experiment as a remotely controlled laboratory experiment which means the real experiment located in A can be used by everyone with his or her computer located in B via the Internet.

  13. Diffraction and interference–-a standard teaching topic using non-standard diffracting objects

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    This topic-–diffraction and interference-–is a standard topic in teaching wave optics in schools and universities as well as in physics practical labs. The theoretical presentation needs some knowledge in mathematics; the final formula for the intensity pattern as a function of all parameters such as number of slits N, slit width b, slit distance d, wavelength ? of light used is not too complicated. The experimental setup is standard and well known. In our opinion the shortage comes here from the relatively poor quality of scattering objects produced by photolithography and by the small number of various objects in N, b and d. We on the contrary offer objects produced by electron beam lithography with much higher contrast and larger resolution. As a consequence, students are allowed to study not only positions of a few maxima and minima of the interference pattern, but determine relative intensities of maxima and minima with respect to central maximum, details around sub-maxima, band shape and bandwidth. In addition, we generated 150 objects with a variety in N, b and d and also offer five different wavelengths. Since these objects are hardly available and not so easy to copy we offer this experiment as a remotely controlled laboratory experiment which means the real experiment located in A can be used by everyone with his or her computer located in B via the Internet. (paper)

  14. The relationship between the managerial skills and results of "performance evaluation "tool among nursing managers in teaching hospitals of Iran University of Medical Science.

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    Isfahani, Haleh Mousavi; Aryankhesal, Aidin; Haghani, Hamid

    2015-03-01

    Performance of different organizations, such as hospitals is mainly influenced by their managers' performance. Nursing managers have an important role in hospital performance and their managerial skills can improve the quality of the services. Hence, the present study was conducted in order to assess the relationship between the managerial skills and the results of their performance evaluation in Teaching Hospitals of Iran University of Medical Science in 2013. The research used the cross sectional method in 2013. It was done by distributing a managerial skills assessment questionnaire, with close-ended questions in 5 choice Likert scale, among 181 managers and head nurses of hospitals of Iran university of Medical Sciences; among which 131 answered the questions. Another data collection tools was a forms to record evaluation marks from the personnel records. We used Pearson and Spearman correlation tests and SPSS for analysis and description (frequency, mean and standard deviation). Results showed that the managerial skills of the nursing mangers were fair (2.57 out of 5) and the results of the performance evaluation were in a good condition (98.44). The mangers' evaluation results and the managerial skills scores were not in a meaningful correlation (r=0.047 np=0.856). The research showed no correlation between different domains of managerial skills and the performance evaluation marks: decision making skills (r=0.074 and p=0.399), leadership (correlation coefficient 0.028 and p=0.654), motivation (correlation coefficient 0.118 and p=0.163), communication  (correlation coefficient 0.116 and p=0.122), systematic thinking  (correlation coefficient 0.028 and p=0.828), time management (correlation coefficient 0.077 and p=0.401) and strategic thinking  (correlation coefficient 0.041 and p=0.756). Lack of any correlation and relation between managers' managerial skills and their performance evaluation results shows need to a fundamental revision at managers' performance evaluation form. PMID:25716403

  15. The Relationship Between the Managerial Skills and Results of "Performance Evaluation "Tool Among Nursing Managers in Teaching Hospitals of Iran University of Medical Science

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    Haleh Mousavi Isfahani

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    Full Text Available Performance of different organizations, such as hospitals is mainly influenced by their managers’ performance. Nursing managers have an important role in hospital performance and their managerial skills can improve the quality of the services. Hence, the present study was conducted in order to assess the relationship between the managerial skills and the results of their performance evaluation in Teaching Hospitals of Iran University of Medical Science in 2013. The research used the cross sectional method in 2013. It was done by distributing a managerial skills assessment questionnaire, with close-ended questions in 5 choice Likert scale, among 181 managers and head nurses of hospitals of Iran university of Medical Sciences; among which 131 answered the questions. Another data collection tools was a forms to record evaluation marks from the personnel records. We used Pearson and Spearman correlation tests and SPSS for analysis and description (frequency, mean and standard deviation. Results showed that the managerial skills of the nursing mangers were fair (2.57 out of 5 and the results of the performance evaluation were in a good condition (98.44. The mangers’ evaluation results and the managerial skills scores were not in a meaningful correlation (r=0.047 np=0.856. The research showed no correlation between different domains of managerial skills and the performance evaluation marks: decision making skills (r=0.074 and p=0.399, leadership (correlation coefficient 0.028 and p=0.654, motivation (correlation coefficient 0.118 and p=0.163, communication  (correlation coefficient 0.116 and p=0.122, systematic thinking  (correlation coefficient 0.028 and p=0.828, time management (correlation coefficient 0.077 and p=0.401 and strategic thinking  (correlation coefficient 0.041 and p=0.756. Lack of any correlation and relation between managers’ managerial skills and their performance evaluation results shows need to a fundamental revision at managers’ performance evaluation form.

  16. The Impact of the Evaluation of the Standards of Undergraduate Teaching Work on Teaching at Higher Education Institutions: An Investigative Study

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    Yaoming, Gao; Ping, Zhang; Hui, Chen; Lili, Lan; Guanghui, Zhang

    2009-01-01

    A questionnaire investigation of academic staff and teaching administrators at Shanghai Normal University and Shanghai Fisheries University shows that the evaluation of the standards of undergraduate teaching work has had positive effects on teaching work and that setting up an evaluation system is an effective measure for assuring the quality of…

  17. A pluralist view of nursing ethics.

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    McCarthy, Joan

    2006-07-01

    This paper makes the case for a pluralist, contextualist view of nursing ethics. In defending this view, I briefly outline two current perspectives of nursing ethics - the Traditional View and the Theory View. I argue that the Traditional View, which casts nursing ethics as a subcategory of healthcare ethics, is problematic because it (1) fails to sufficiently acknowledge the unique nature of nursing practice; and (2) applies standard ethical frameworks such as principlism to moral problems which tend to alienate or undermine nursing ethical concerns. Alternatively, the Theory View, which aims to build an independent and comprehensive theory of nursing ethics, is also found wanting because it (1) fails to sufficiently acknowledge the heterogeneous nature of nursing practices; (2) overemphasizes the differences and undervalues the similarities between nurses and other health professionals; and (3) assumes that one ethical framework can be meaningfully applied across diverse moral problems and contexts. My alternative, is to argue that nursing ethics inquiry should take a pluralist and critical stance towards available ethical frameworks and the negotiation of the ethical realm. On this view, the search for moral consensus or a unique ethical framework for nursing is replaced by the task of working strategically with multiple frameworks in order to expand the moral agency of nurses and empower them to positively engage with moral uncertainty as an inevitable feature of living a moral life. I conclude by indicating some of the implications that this has for the teaching of nursing ethics. PMID:16774602

  18. Widening the Lens to Teach Character Education Alongside Standards Curriculum

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    Stiff-Williams, Helen R.

    2010-01-01

    This article challenges policymakers, school leaders, and teachers to implement wide-scale and systematic teaching of character education in every classroom. In support of the idea that student character development should be a priority in all classes, I explain that youth need "decision-filters" to negotiate life's challenges. Further, the…

  19. Standards of the nursing knowledge and its interface to the attendance to the domiciliary - a literature review

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    Full Text Available The attendance to the domiciliary health resurges as an alternative modality to the model of attention to the health of the country and the professional nurse who acts in this area as commitment and responsibility to improve its knowledge. Thus, this article, is a theoretical reflection on the interface of the standards of the knowledge of nursing identified by Barbara Carper (1978, Munhall (1993, White (1995 and brazilians studious where they point the possibility, importance and relevancy with respect to the area of nursing and in special in domiciliary attendance to the health while caring practice that confers an uneven and particular situation to the inserted client in its domicile. This interface is based on the reciprocity with the well-taken care of being, propitiating learning and growth conditions, in order to contribute for the consolidation of new experiences, enriching the capacity to take care of the nurse, patient and family member.

  20. National standards in local setting. Implementing electronic nursing and care messages at the University Hospital of North Norway

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    This thesis is an interpretive study examining national electronic Nursing and Care Messages (NUC messages) implemented into a local setting. From the outset the messages were created to support and enhance efficiency and quality for cross level communication when exchanging health information related to shared care. The study focuses on theory of standards and standardization as the NUC messages is to be perceived as a standard. Analytic tools from Actor Network Theory are used to examine th...

  1. Examination of the teaching styles of nursing professional development specialists, part I: best practices in adult learning theory, curriculum development, and knowledge transfer.

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    Curran, Mary K

    2014-05-01

    The American Nurses Association advocates for nursing professional development (NPD) specialists to have an earned graduate degree, as well as educational and clinical expertise. However, many NPD specialists have limited exposure to adult learning theory. Limited exposure to adult learning theory may affect NPD educational practices, learning outcomes, organizational knowledge transfer, and subsequently, the professional development of the nurses they serve and quality of nursing care. An examination of current teaching practices may reveal opportunities for NPD specialists to enhance educational methods to promote learning, learning transfer, and organizational knowledge and excellence. This article, the first in a two-part series, examines best practices of adult learning theories, nursing professional development, curriculum design, and knowledge transfer. Part II details the results of a correlational study that examined the effects of four variables on the use of adult learning theory to guide curriculum development for NPD specialists in hospitals. PMID:24779716

  2. Teaching about Personal Finance: The National Standards for Financial Literacy

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    Hill, Andrew T.; Suiter, Mary C.

    2014-01-01

    In "Proposed National Standards for Financial Literacy: What's In? What's Out?", Maier, Figart, and Nelson pose the question: "How should educators use the standards?" In answering that question, they suggest a number of issues and topics that they believe should be taught along with the "National Standards for…

  3. Interactive Videoconference Supported Teaching in Undergraduate Nursing: A Case Study for ECG

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    Celikkan, Ufuk; Senuzun, Fisun; Sari, Dilek; Sahin, Yasar Guneri

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes how interactive videoconference can benefit the Electrocardiography (ECG) skills of undergraduate nursing students. We have implemented a learning system that interactively transfers the visual and practical aspects of ECG from a nursing skills lab into a classroom where the theoretical part of the course is taught. The…

  4. The Teaching Styles and Use of Adult Learning Theory among Nursing Professional Development Educators

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    Curran, Mary K.

    2013-01-01

    The American Nurses Association advocates for nursing professional development (NPD) specialists to have an earned graduate degree, as well as educational and clinical expertise. However, many NPD specialists have limited exposure to adult learning theory (ALT), and this lack of exposure may reduce organizational knowledge transfer (KT) and the…

  5. Teaching Cultural Considerations at the End of Life: End of Life Nursing Education Consortium Program Recommendations.

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    Matzo, Marianne LaPorte; Sherman, Deborah Witt; Mazanec, Polly; Barber, Marty Ayers; Virani, Rose; McLaughlin, M. Maureen

    2002-01-01

    Nursing faculty (n=564) and continuing education faculty (n=707) were trained in cultural considerations at the end of life using experiential and role modeling methods. Training included dimensions of culture, cross-cultural communication, beliefs about death and dying, and attributes and skills for culturally competent nursing care. (Contains 25…

  6. Representations of Teaching and Standards-based Reform: Are We Closing the Debate about Teacher Education?

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    Delandshere, Ginette; Arens, Sheila A.

    2001-01-01

    Presents findings from case studies of two states (Vermont and Indiana) that have been engaged in standards-based reforms of teacher education. Reported results emphasize the problematic influence that adopted standards may have on teacher educators' conceptions of teaching as well as on their openness to inquiry and dialogue about alternative…

  7. Transformative Shifts in Art History Teaching: The Impact of Standards-Based Assessment

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    Ormond, Barbara

    2011-01-01

    This article examines pedagogical shifts in art history teaching that have developed as a response to the implementation of a standards-based assessment regime. The specific characteristics of art history standards-based assessment in the context of New Zealand secondary schools are explained to demonstrate how an exacting form of assessment has…

  8. Patologías de la comunicación: proyecto docente para enfermería infantil. Dislalias / Communication pathology: teaching project for child nursing. Dyslalias

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    Álvaro David, Campos Palomo; Laura Deseada, Campos Palomo.

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    Full Text Available La dislalia, mal conocida como trastorno del lenguaje, es sin duda una de las patologías de la comunicación, concretamente del habla, más común en la infancia. A pesar de que en los distintos servicios de salud en los que presta sus cuidados la profesión de enfermería se encuentran niños con estas d [...] ificultades, la formación profesional tanto pre como postgrado es muy deficiente en lo que a patología de la comunicación respecta. Mediante una exhaustiva búsqueda bibliográfica actualizada en la Biblioteca Virtual del Sistema Público de Salud de Andalucía, se pretende dar a conocer los aspectos más relevantes de las dislalias con un objetivo púramente docente, lo que resultará en una mejora en los registros de enfermería, en el uso correcto de la terminología logopédica y en un avance en la coordinación interprofesional, consiguiendo con ello dar calidad e identidad a los cuidados de enfermería. Abstract in english Dyslalia, bad known as a language disorder, is undoubtedly one of the most common childhood speech communication pathologies. Although nursing provide health care to children with these difficulties along different services, pregraduate and postgraduate training regarding communication pathology is [...] very poor. Through an extensive updated searched literature in the Virtual Library System of Andalusia Public Health, is intended to present the most relevant aspects about dyslalia with pure teaching objective with the aim of improving nursing records, getting correct use in speech therapy terminology and achieving quality and identity in providing nursing care.

  9. Does it help teaching? Instructors’ perceptions of a technology enhanced standards-based educational program

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    Hasan Çak?r, Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Thomas Duffy, Alan Dennis, JoAnne Bunnage

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    Recent accountability movements in the education world gave rise to standards-based curriculum, which provides a teaching and learning environment with high quality instructional materials. An example to such learning environment is Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) program. This study investigates high school teachers’ perceptions and experiences of CCNA program in their classrooms. 357 high school teachers in the United States who teach in the CCNA program completed an online survey ...

  10. [Teacher and student sharing the teaching-learning experience: a pediatric nursing course at the Federal University of Mato Gross do Sul].

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    Pettengill, Myriam A; Nunes, Cristina Brandt; Barbosa, Maria Angélica

    2003-01-01

    The authors present the experience of teaching pediatric nursing at the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil. They carried out a qualitative analysis of the learners' evaluation for the year 2000, from which two categories emerged: "being a different experience" and "changing the way the learners see the child and the family". They conclude that choosing the person-centered teaching approach has been of fundamental importance for the learner to achieve personal and professional autonomy. PMID:14748163

  11. Reviving Standards-Based Reform: A Look at Teaching History.

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    Bain, Robert; Mirel, Jeffrey

    2003-01-01

    Reviewing the history of the standards movement, asserts that although the movement has stalled, its promise to improve instructional quality and educational achievement remains strong. Suggests that supporters of standards, without losing their focus on content, need to broaden their scope to include new scholarship on student learning in…

  12. Does it help teaching? Instructors’ perceptions of a technology enhanced standards-based educational program

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    Hasan Çak?r, Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Thomas Duffy, Alan Dennis, JoAnne Bunnage

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent accountability movements in the education world gave rise to standards-based curriculum, which provides a teaching and learning environment with high quality instructional materials. An example to such learning environment is Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA program. This study investigates high school teachers’ perceptions and experiences of CCNA program in their classrooms. 357 high school teachers in the United States who teach in the CCNA program completed an online survey measuring their perceptions about standards-based curriculum and testing. The results show that teachers generally accept standards-based curriculum and testing as a teaching tool, spend less time on student feedback and would like to see some features of the curriculum applied to other regular high school subjects such as mathematics and science.

  13. Resources for Teaching: Programed Instruction Community Problems Nursing Rounds. Report of a Conference for Nursing Instructors (Louisville, Kentucky, October 16-17, 1967).

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    National League for Nursing, New York, NY. Nursing Advisory Service.

    Representatives of 15 nursing programs participated in the conference conducted by the Nursing Advisory Service of the National League for Nursing and the National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association, with the Assistance of the Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing and cosponsored by…

  14. Implications of the Situated Learning Model for Teaching and Learning Nursing Research.

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    Gieselman, Janet A.; Stark, Nola; Farruggia, Michael J.

    2000-01-01

    A situated learning model was applied in a workshop on nursing research in order to provide a multifaceted, engaging learning experience. Techniques used included stories, reflection, cognitive apprenticeship, collaboration, coaching, multiple practice, articulation of learning skills, and technology. (SK)

  15. Teaching Physiologic Birth in Maternal–Newborn Courses in Undergraduate Nursing Programs: Current Challenges

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    Birkhead, Ana C. Sanchez; Callister, Lynn Clark; Fletcher, Nicole; Holt, Allison; Curtis, Samantha

    2012-01-01

    For low-risk childbearing women, fewer technological interventions are associated with better physical and psychosocial outcomes; yet, the number of unmedicated physiologic births is decreasing. As a result, fewer undergraduate nursing students experience caring for women who choose physiologic birth, which presents a challenge for nurse educators and implications for preparing students to provide appropriate care for all childbearing women after the students graduate. This exploratory descri...

  16. Ensino de graduação em enfermagem da Unicamp: políticas e práticas Enseñanza de graduación en enfermería de Unicamp: políticas y prácticas Graduate nursing teaching at Unicamp: policies and practices

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    Márcia Regina Nozawa

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    Full Text Available Os autores analisam o ensino de Graduação em Enfermagem da Unicamp a partir da implantação de um novo currículo em 1997, bem como sua adequação às Diretrizes Curriculares emanadas da LDB. No plano teórico, as mudanças realizadas subvertem a ordem instituída. Operar reforma curricular numa conjuntura de crise financeira e de gestão da universidade pública, reflexo da aplicação do ideário neoliberal nas políticas públicas de educação que tem provocado a valorização crescente da produção científica e das atividades de extensão no cotidiano docente em detrimento das iniciativas que visem à qualidade do ensino de graduação, tem sido uma tarefa árdua. As dificuldades encontradas exigiram algumas reflexões e a proposição de sete teses fundamentais para subsidiar a análise de problemas e orientar as medidas de intervenção necessárias. Neste texto enfoca-se uma delas, as Políticas e as Práticas no ensino de enfermagem.Los autores analizan la enseñanza de Graduación en Enfermería de Unicamp a partir de la implantación de un nuevo Currículo en 1997, así como su adecuación a las Directrices Curriculares derivadas de la LDB. En el plan teórico, los cambios realizados subvierten el orden instituido. Llevar a cabo una reforma curricular en una coyuntura de crisis financiera y de gestión de la universidad pública ha sido una tarea ardua. Las dificultades encontradas exigieron algunas reflexiones, cuyo resultado es la proposición de siete tesis fundamentales para subsidiar el análisis de los problemas y orientar las medidas de intervención necesarias. En este texto se enfoca una de ellas, las Políticas y Prácticas en la enseñanza de enfermería.The authors analyse teaching at the graduate nursing program from Unicamp (SP, starting from the introduction of a new curriculum in 1997, in accordance to the curricular standards taken from Federal Law concerning education. In theory, the changes implemented subvert the established order. It has been a hard task to operate curricular reform in a public university that is experiencing a financial and management crisis - reflections of a neoliberal ideology in public education policies, which increasingly values scientific production to the detriment of iniciatives toward quality teaching. The difficulties found demanded some considerations and the proposition of seven fundamental thesis in order to subsidize problem analysis and guide necessary interventions. Among them, the theme Policies and Practice in nursing teaching is focused in this text.

  17. Ensino de graduação em enfermagem da Unicamp: políticas e práticas / Graduate nursing teaching at Unicamp: policies and practices / Enseñanza de graduación en enfermería de Unicamp: políticas y prácticas

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    Márcia Regina, Nozawa; Débora Isane Ratner, Kirschbaum; Mauro Antônio Pires Dias da, Silva; Eliete Maria, Silva.

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    Full Text Available Os autores analisam o ensino de Graduação em Enfermagem da Unicamp a partir da implantação de um novo currículo em 1997, bem como sua adequação às Diretrizes Curriculares emanadas da LDB. No plano teórico, as mudanças realizadas subvertem a ordem instituída. Operar reforma curricular numa conjuntura [...] de crise financeira e de gestão da universidade pública, reflexo da aplicação do ideário neoliberal nas políticas públicas de educação que tem provocado a valorização crescente da produção científica e das atividades de extensão no cotidiano docente em detrimento das iniciativas que visem à qualidade do ensino de graduação, tem sido uma tarefa árdua. As dificuldades encontradas exigiram algumas reflexões e a proposição de sete teses fundamentais para subsidiar a análise de problemas e orientar as medidas de intervenção necessárias. Neste texto enfoca-se uma delas, as Políticas e as Práticas no ensino de enfermagem. Abstract in spanish Los autores analizan la enseñanza de Graduación en Enfermería de Unicamp a partir de la implantación de un nuevo Currículo en 1997, así como su adecuación a las Directrices Curriculares derivadas de la LDB. En el plan teórico, los cambios realizados subvierten el orden instituido. Llevar a cabo una [...] reforma curricular en una coyuntura de crisis financiera y de gestión de la universidad pública ha sido una tarea ardua. Las dificultades encontradas exigieron algunas reflexiones, cuyo resultado es la proposición de siete tesis fundamentales para subsidiar el análisis de los problemas y orientar las medidas de intervención necesarias. En este texto se enfoca una de ellas, las Políticas y Prácticas en la enseñanza de enfermería. Abstract in english The authors analyse teaching at the graduate nursing program from Unicamp (SP), starting from the introduction of a new curriculum in 1997, in accordance to the curricular standards taken from Federal Law concerning education. In theory, the changes implemented subvert the established order. It has [...] been a hard task to operate curricular reform in a public university that is experiencing a financial and management crisis - reflections of a neoliberal ideology in public education policies, which increasingly values scientific production to the detriment of iniciatives toward quality teaching. The difficulties found demanded some considerations and the proposition of seven fundamental thesis in order to subsidize problem analysis and guide necessary interventions. Among them, the theme Policies and Practice in nursing teaching is focused in this text.

  18. A Tablet based Hands Free Interface to Nurse Communication in the Standard Hospital Room for Limited Mobility Patients

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    Newman, Kimberly E.; Elisa Hobbs; Michael Blei

    2013-01-01

    The goal of this project is to integrate off-the-shelf devices into a tablet for remote control of the standard hospital room environment by individuals with limited mobility. The standard hospital room interface for control of communication and entertainment devices assumes a patient has the ability to hold and press mechanical switches. If the patient does not have these abilities, then the patient must wait for a nurse to walk by the room to ask for help. A mobile device wi...

  19. Qualitative evaluation of a standardized patient clinical simulation for nurse practitioner and pharmacy students.

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    Koo, Laura; Layson-Wolf, Cherokee; Brandt, Nicole; Hammersla, Margaret; Idzik, Shannon; Rocafort, P Tim; Tran, Deanna; Wilkerson, R Gentry; Windemuth, Brenda

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    This article describes a qualitative evaluation of an interprofessional educational experience for nurse practitioner and pharmacy students using standardized patients and physicians role-playing physicians in clinical scenarios. This experience included the development of two clinical scenarios; training of standardized patients, providers, and faculty facilitators; pre-briefing preparation; partial facilitator prompting simulations; and facilitated debriefings. Forty-six students participated in the formative simulation. Small groups of students and faculty facilitators worked through two clinical scenarios that were based on the expected emergence of the patient-centered medical homes. The scenarios incorporated different interprofessional communication modes, including in-person, telephonic, and video-conferencing. Time-in/time-out debriefings were incorporated to provide guidance to students about how to engage in interprofessional collaboration. After completion of the scenarios, facilitated group debriefings allowed for reflection on communication strategies and roles. Immediately following the learning activity, 30 volunteer focus group participants provided comments anonymously in a semi-structured format. Conventional content analysis was used to identify overarching themes. Participants expressed improved understanding of individual roles, increased confidence, and a better sense of interprofessional support. The educational experience themes included the benefits of a realistic nature of the simulation and the need for improved student orientation to roles and expectations prior to the clinical simulations. PMID:25458230

  20. A cross-sectional survey examining the extent to which interprofessional education is used to teach nursing, pharmacy and medical students in Australian and New Zealand universities.

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    Lapkin, Samuel; Levett-Jones, Tracy; Gilligan, Conor

    2012-09-01

    The current status of interprofessional education (IPE) in Australian and New Zealand universities is largely unexamined despite its generally acknowledged benefit. Data are also limited about the use of IPE in teaching medication safety to nursing, pharmacy and medical students. For this reason a web-based cross-sectional survey was used to gather information from Australian and New Zealand universities offering nursing, pharmacy or medical programs. Responses were received from 31 of the 43 (72%) target universities. Eighty percent of the participants indicated that they currently offer IPE experiences, but only 24% of these experiences met the accepted definition of IPE. Of the participants who offer IPE as defined by Center for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education, only 50% use it to teach medication safety. Timetabling restrictions and lack of appropriate teaching and learning resources were identified as the main barriers to implementation of IPE. All participants reported that staff development, multi-media and e-learning resources would be beneficial to IPE initiatives and the teaching of medication safety. Innovative approaches will be needed to overcome the barriers and facilitate the uptake of quality IPE more broadly. Web-based and e-learning options promise a possible way forward, particularly in the teaching of medication safety to nursing, pharmacy and medical students. PMID:22734941

  1. Work Engagement & Effective Factors Among Nurses In General Teaching Hospital Of Shiraz University Of Medical Sciences

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    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Work engagement is defined as a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind that is characterized by vigor, dedication, and absorption. Since the quality of care delivery to patients depends on nurse's practices, the objective of this study was to determine work engagement & its effective factors among nurses of general hospitals of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study was performed among 273 in-patient nurses of Namazi and Faghihi hospitals using 2 stages of sampling. Our questionnaire was validated by experts opinions and Cronbach's alpha index (86%. Descriptive statistics and correlation tests were used for the analysis of data by SPSS. Results: According to the results obtained, mean work engagement was 58.95 ± 10.51 and there was a significant correlation between work engagement and organizational - supervisor support, organizational justice, job characteristics, reward & recognition, organizational citizenship behavior, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, turnover( p<0.05. The relationship between work engagement and reward was the strongest(r=0.512. Conclusion: The results imply the importance of work engagement and its related factors. Nurses are one of the biggest health system groups, and their burnout disadvantages hospitals and community. Thus, work engagement should be noticed in all policy-making related to nurses.

  2. Why Do We Teach? Adult Learning Theory in Professional Standards as a Basis for Curriculum Development

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    Gilstrap, Donald L.

    2013-01-01

    This article provides an overview of adult learning theory in relation to teaching philosophies among librarians belonging to ACRL, using Hadley's Educational Orientation Questionnaire. Although not significant as a predictor, there was a nonlinear and negative correlation between librarians' familiarity with the ACRL Standards and their adult…

  3. Teaching English Language Learner Students: Professional Standards in Elementary Education in Central Region States. Issues & Answers. REL 2012-No. 122

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    Apthorp, Helen; Wang, Xin; Ryan, Susan; Cicchinelli, Louis F.

    2012-01-01

    This report on professional teaching standards in the Central Region examines what K-8 general education teachers are expected to know and be able to do in order to teach English language learner students. It reviews the standards for coverage of six topics that the research literature suggests are important for improving student achievement. Key…

  4. Teaching Evidence-Based Practice to Undergraduate Nursing Students: Overcoming Obstacles

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    Martin, Sharon D.

    2007-01-01

    Evidence-based practice is highly valued in health care literature at this time. But research suggests that U.S. RNs face many obstacles when implementing evidence-based practice including a lack of value for research in practice (Pravikoff et al, 2005). Additional obstacles may exist for traditional U.S. BSN nursing students who may not value the…

  5. Teaching Pediatric Infectious Diseases to Medical, Pharmacy, and Nursing Students During Monthly Rotations.

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    Nahata, Milap C.; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Medical, pharmacy, and nursing students participated in a course on pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics of common pediatric bacterial and viral diseases during their rotation in infectious diseases. Student attitudes were highly positive, and substantial knowledge gain resulted. This interdisciplinary clinical approach is recommended to…

  6. Nueva estructura para la enseñanza-aprendizaje de la materia de enfermería clínica en los estudios de Grado de Enfermería / A new structure for the teaching-learning of the subject of clinical nursing in Nursing Degree studies

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    Anna, Falcó-Pegueroles; M. Teresa, Luis-Rodrigo.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En el Grado de Enfermería, los cambios requeridos para la adaptación al Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior se han orientado a la introducción de novedades metodológicas que han propiciado la génesis de nuevos enfoques para la enseñanza y el aprendizaje, con el objetivo último de disminuir los des [...] ajustes que en algunas ocasiones se han detectado entre la teoría y la práctica. En esta línea, partiendo de las necesidades actuales de la formación en relación a la materia de enfermería clínica del grado y de las competencias profesionales, se inició un proceso de reflexión y análisis que originó una nueva estructura organizativa de la materia. Este nuevo enfoque nace con el objetivo fundamental de mejorar la docencia de la enfermería clínica, actualizando la forma de enseñar la enfermería y los cuidados enfermeros. Lejos del modelo biomédico centrado en la enfermedad que ha imperado hasta ahora, el nuevo enfoque parte de una visión profundamente enfermera y, en consecuencia, hace explícitos los cuidados de la persona con un trastorno real o potencial de la salud. Los resultados de la implementación de esta nueva estructura en la asignatura 'Enfermería clínica I' de segundo curso de grado ponen de manifiesto que hay una mejora en la precisión diagnóstica y en la etapa de planificación del proceso enfermero, así como en la identificación de la responsabilidad profesional en los ejes autónomo e interdisciplinar. Abstract in english In Nursing Degree there have been many changes for adapting to the European Higher Education Area aimed to changing methodologies, but have also given rise to new approaches to teaching and learning. Their ultimate goal is to reduce the maladjustments have sometimes been found between theory and pra [...] ctice. Based on the education needs in the field of clinical nursing and also in professional competences, began a process of reflection and analysis resulted in a new organizational structure of matter. This new approach starts with the fundamental objective of improving the teaching of clinical nursing, updating the way we teach nursing and nursing care. Away from the biomedical model focused on the disease that has prevailed until now, the new approach comes from a nursing perspective, and therefore, makes explicit the care of the person with an actual or potential health disturbance. The results of implementing this new approach to the subject 'Clinical Nursing I' in second year of degree studies, show that the new structure represents an improvement in diagnostic accuracy and planning in the nursing process and the identification of responsibility in the independent and interdisciplinary professional axes.

  7. Refletindo sobre o cuidar e o ensinar na enfermagem Reflexionando sobre el cuidar y el enseñar en enfermería Reflecting on nursing care and teaching

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    Alessandra Conceição Leite Funchal Camacho

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    Full Text Available Trata-se de uma reflexão sobre o cuidar e o ensinar em Enfermagem com base em experiências acadêmicas e profissionais nas áreas de pesquisa, ensino e extensão. Tem como objetivo contribuir para as discussões sobre a importância do estudante de enfermagem no processo de cuidar e ensinar e, sua participação efetiva em trabalhos científicos, os quais podem possibilitar o desenvolvimento de uma consciência mais crítica sobre a realidade do ensino e da prática de Enfermagem.Se trata de una reflexión sobre el cuidar y enseñar en Enfermería con base en experiencias académicas y profesionales en las áreas de investigación, docencia y extensión. Tiene como objetivo contribuir para las discusiones sobre la importancia del estudiante de enfermería en el proceso de cuidar y enseñar y su participación efectiva en trabajos científicos, los cuales pueden posibilitar el desarrollo de una conciencia más critica sobre la realidad de la enseñanza y de la práctica de enfermería.This is a reflection on nursing care and teaching which is based on academic and professional experiences in the fields of research, teaching and community extension services. It aims at contributing to discussions on the importance of nursing students in the process of giving care and teaching as well as of their participation in scientific work, which allows the development of a more critical view on nursing teaching and practice.

  8. Paradigma de revolucionaria iniciadora de la Docencia en Enfermería en Pinar del Río / Pradigm of a revolutionary woman, a pioneer in Nursing teaching in Pinar del Río

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    Maely, Ramírez Rodríguez; Irelis, Ruiz González; Maidely, Mena Ramírez; Dalvis, Naithe Pérez; Honay, Horta Arias.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: antes del 59, Cuba no tenía condiciones para la docencia, esto afectaba tanto a la formación del personal médico como de enfermería, limitando el ejercicio de la futura profesión. Posteriormente la enseñanza en enfermería sufre una gran transformación, con las primeras medidas revoluci [...] onarias: La salud, derecho de todos y deber del Estado. Servicios de salud al alcance de toda la población del país, en nuestra provincia, la tarea de enseñar a los estudiantes de la carrera, le es encomendada a la enfermera Olga Alarcón Ulloa, y es así que surge la primera escuela de enfermería y la primera docente en esta profesión. Objetivo: describir la vida y obra Olga Alarcón Ulloa, pionera de la docencia en enfermería en la provincia pinareña. Método: se realizó una investigación retrospectiva de corte biográfico, se utilizó la revisión documental y la entrevista así como se recogido material testimonial expuesto por la propia enfermera, como métodos empíricos y se aplicó como método científico el histórico lógico Resultados: se logra develar la vida de Olga Alarcón Ulloa, pionera de la docencia en enfermería de la provincia pinareña, como merecido homenaje en vida a quien exaltando los valores más genuinos de la profesión, evidencia en todo momento, la presencia de la enfermera en las luchas por los derechos civiles del pueblo. Conclusiones: el sentido del deber profesional y convicciones patrióticas convirtieron a Olga Alarcón Ulloa en la iniciadora de la docencia en enfermería en Pinar del Río siguiendo su impronta, el futuro de la profesión en la provincia está garantizado. Abstract in english Introduction: before 1959, Cuba did not have any conditions for teaching, which afected the training of medical staff in nursing, limiting the practice of the profession. The teaching of nursing then went through a great tranformation, with the revolutionary measures. Health care: a right for everyo [...] ne and a state duty, health care services to the hand of all the population, in our province, the assignment of teaching the nursing majors was given to Nurse Olga Alarcon Ulloa, and thus the first nursing school and the first teacher appear. Objective: to describe the life and work of Olga Alarcon Ulloa, a pioneer in nursing teaching in Pinar del Río Province. Material and method: a biographical retrospective research was carried out, by means of bibliographiocal research and interview, and the reading of testimony presented by the nurse herself, as empirical methods, and the logical-historical method was used as a scientific method. Results: the life of Olga Alarcon Ulloa was unveiled, a pioneer in nursing teaching in the province, as a deserved tribute to whom, outstanding the most genuine values of the nursing profession, evinces in every moment, the presence of the nurse in the struggles for the civil rights of the people. Conclusions: The sense of professional duty and patriotic convictions made Olga Alarcon Ulloa a pioneer who started nursing teaching in Pinar del Río Province. If her legacy is followed, the future of the profession in the Province is guaranteed.

  9. Using Nursing Languages in School Nursing Practice. Second Edition

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    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this updated manual is to define and describe standardized nursing languages, highlight how nursing languages are a part of the nursing process, and illustrate through case examples how nursing languages are used in school nursing practice. This manual also summarizes the history and development of three nursing classifications, the…

  10. Standardized Patients to Teaching Medical Students about Intimate Partner Violence

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To use 360-degree evaluations within an Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE to assess medical student comfort level and communication skills with intimate partner violence (IPV patients.Methods: We assessed a cohort of fourth year medical students’ performance using an IPV standardized patient (SP encounter in an OSCE. Blinded pre- and post-tests determined the students’ knowledge and comfort level with core IPV assessment. Students, SPs and investigators completed a 360-degree evaluation that focused on each student’s communication and competency skills. We computed frequencies, means and correlations.Results: Forty-one students participated in the SP exercise during three separate evaluation periods. Results noted insignificant increase in students’ comfort level pre-test (2.7 and post-test (2.9. Although 88% of students screened for IPV and 98% asked about the injury, only 39% asked about verbal abuse, 17% asked if the patient had a safety plan, and 13% communicated to the patient that IPV is illegal. Using Likert scoring on the competency and overall evaluation (1, very poor and 5, very good, the mean score for each evaluator was 4.1 (competency and 3.7 (overall. The correlations between trainee comfort level and the specific competencies of patient care, communication skill and professionalism were positive and significant (p<0.05.Conclusion: Students felt somewhat comfortable caring for patients with IPV. OSCEs with SPs can be used to assess student competencies in caring for patients with IPV. [West J Emerg Med. 2010; 11(5:500-505.

  11. An intensive nurse-led, multi-interventional clinic is more successful in achieving vascular risk reduction targets than standard diabetes care.

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    The aim of this research was to determine whether an intensive, nurse-led clinic could achieve recommended vascular risk reduction targets in patients with type 2 diabetes as compared to standard diabetes management.

  12. Implementing case-based teaching strategies in a decentralised nursing management programme in South Africa

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    Background: Case-based education has a long history in the disciplines of education, business, law and the health professions. Research suggests that students who learn via acase-based method have advanced critical thinking skills and a greater ability for application of knowledge in practice. In medical education, case-based methodology is widely used to facilitate knowledge transfer from theoretical knowledge to application in patient care. Nursing education has also adopted case-based meth...

  13. [An experience applying the teaching strategies of cooperative learning and creative thinking in a mental-health nursing practicum for undergraduates at a technical college].

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    Huang, Yu-Hsien; Lin, Mei-Feng; Ho, Hsueh-Jen; Chang, Lu-Na; Chen, Shiue

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    Lack of knowledge and experience is prevalent in undergraduate students who are taking their clinical practicum for mental-health nursing. This issue negatively affects the learning process. This article shares an experience of implementing a practicum-teaching program. This program was developed by the authors to facilitate the cooperative learning and clinical care competence of students. A series of multidimensional teaching activities was designed by integrating the strategies of peer cooperation and creative thinking to promote group and individual learning. Results indicate that the program successfully encouraged the students to participate more actively in the learning process. Additionally, the students demonstrated increased competence in empathetic caring toward patients, stronger friendship relationships with peers, and improved self-growth. The authors hope this teaching program provides a framework to increase the benefits for students of participating in clinical practicums and provides a teaching reference for clinical instructors. PMID:25854950

  14. A standard operating protocol (SOP) and minimum data set (MDS) for nursing and medical handover: considerations for flexible standardization in developing electronic tools.

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    Turner, Paul; Wong, Ming Chao; Yee, Kwang Chien

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    As part of Australia's participation in the World Health Organization, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) is the leading federal government technical agency involved in the area of clinical handover improvement. The ACSQHC has funded a range of handover improvement projects in Australia including one at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), Tasmania. The RHH project aims to investigate the potential for generalizable and transferable clinical handover solutions throughout the medical and nursing disciplines. More specifically, this project produced an over-arching minimum data set (MDS) and over-arching standardized operating protocol (SOP) based on research work on nursing and medical shift-to-shift clinical handover in general medicine, general surgery and emergency medicine. The over-arching MDS consists of five headings: situational awareness, patient identification, history and information, responsibility and tasks and accountability. The over-arching SOP has five phases: preparation; design; implementation; evaluation; and maintenance. This paper provides an overview of the project and the approach taken. It considers the implications of these standardized operating protocols and minimum data sets for developing electronic clinical handover support tools. Significantly, the paper highlights a human-centred design approach that actively involves medical and nursing staff in data collection, analysis, interpretation, and systems design. This approach reveals the dangers of info-centrism when considering electronic tools, as information emerges as the only factor amongst many others that influence the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical handover. PMID:19380983

  15. Calidad de la docencia en enfermería: un concepto desde la percepción de sus actores / Quality of teaching in Nursing: a concept from the perception of the actors

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    Paz, Moscoso.

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    Full Text Available Introducción. Los procesos de acreditación, necesarios en el actual escenario de la educación, requieren una descripción de los conceptos de calidad como un parámetro básico desde donde se deriven dimensiones e indicadores evaluables. Tomando en cuenta la polisemia del concepto de calidad, parece ar [...] riesgado que las descripciones de dicho concepto se generen de forma arbitraria. Respondiendo a este riesgo y carencia de conceptos, el objetivo del presente estudio cualitativo es generar colectivamente una conceptualización de calidad de la docencia en enfermería. Sujetos y métodos. El surgimiento de conceptos que implica este estudio se logra a partir de la utilización de la teoría fundamentada. Las percepciones se obtuvieron mediante entrevistas en profundidad y grupos focales a docentes, estudiantes y licenciadas de enfermería, más el análisis recursivo de los datos obtenidos. Resultados. Los elementos constituyentes de la conceptualización de la calidad de la docencia en enfermería incluyen, entre otros: valores del docente, habilidades de comunicación interpersonal docente-estudiante, características particulares del modelamiento del quehacer enfermero y metodologías de enseñanza en enfermería. Conclusiones. Al obtener la conceptualización de la calidad de la docencia en enfermería desde las percepciones de los propios actores, su utilización en procesos de acreditación y evaluación (y en los cambios consecuentes que se puedan generar a partir de ello) podría ser aceptada de mejor forma por los mismos actores. Esto ayudaría, a su vez, a fortalecer los fundamentos de la disciplina. Abstract in english Introduction. Accreditation processes, necessary as they are for the actual stage of education, require a description of quality concept as the basic parameter from which dimension and valuable indicators are to be derived. Considering the polysemy of the concept of quality, it seems risky that desc [...] riptions of such a concept were generated arbitrarily. Responsive to this risk and conceptual deficiency, the purpose of this qualitative study is to collectively generate a quality conceptualization of nursing teaching. Subjects and methods. The emergence of concepts that the study reveals is accomplished by the application of grounded theory method. The reported perceptions were obtained in substantive interviews and focus groups teachers, students and Nursing graduated students, and the recursive analysis of the data. Results. The constitutive elements of Nursing teaching quality conceptualization includes, among others: values of Nursing teachers; abilities of interpersonal communication between teacher and student; particulars characteristics of modelling the Nursing work; and methodologies of teaching in Nursing. Conclusions. As we obtain the quality conceptualization in Nursing teaching from the perspective of the actors involved, its application in accreditation and evaluation processes (and the consequent changes generated from these), could be accepted in a better way by the same actors. And this could reinforced the foundations of the discipline.

  16. Effects of teaching communication skills using a video clip on a smart phone on communication competence and emotional intelligence in nursing students.

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    Choi, Yeonja; Song, Eunju; Oh, Eunjung

    2015-04-01

    This study aims to verify the communication skills training for nursing students by using a video clip on a smart phone. The study settings were the nursing departments of two universities in South Korea. This study was a quasi-experimental one using a nonequivalent control group pre-posttest design. The experimental and control groups consisted of second-year nursing students who had taken a communication course. The experimental group included 45 students, and the control group included 42 students. The experimental group improved more significantly than the control group in communication competence and emotional intelligence. Using a video clip on a smart phone is helpful for communication teaching method. PMID:25858200

  17. Teaching of Nursing interventions as non-pharmacological strategy for pain relief / O ensino de intervenções de Enfermagem como estratégia não farmacológica para alívio da dor

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    Flávia Alves Ribeiro, Romanek; Maria do Carmo Querido, Avelar.

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Justifica-se a realização da presente pesquisa baseando-se na relevância de serem pontuadas as estratégias das quais a equipe de Enfermagem possa lançar mão de modo a contribuir para o gerenciamento da dor, tendo em vista a pertinência que a dor assume como o 5° sinal vit [...] al. O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever quais as intervenções de Enfermagem a serem ensinadas como estratégias para o alívio da dor, de acordo com a percepção dos enfermeiros docentes. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de uma pesquisa descritiva e exploratória com enfoque qualitativo. O cenário foi um Curso de Graduação em Enfermagem e os participantes foram os docentes enfermeiros que lecionaram disciplinas de Enfermagem. Todos os participantes assinaram o Termo de Consentimento Livre e Esclarecido. Os dados coletados mediante entrevista semiestruturada gravada em áudio, foram posteriormente organizados em categorias. RESULTADOS: Da análise dos dados coletados emergiu a categoria “O cuidado de Enfermagem como intervenção não farmacológica no gerenciamento da dor”. Constituíram estratégias específicas de atuação da Enfermagem, no processo de ensino dos graduandos, cuidados complementares como a comunicação eficaz, o posicionamento e a mobilização do paciente e apoio com artefatos, somados ao acompanhamento dos seus familiares. CONCLUSÃO:: As intervenções de Enfermagem adotadas como terapias não farmacológicas no gerenciamento da dor constituíram as estratégias utilizadas pelos docentes no processo de ensino. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study is justified by the relevance of highlighting strategies which may be used by the nursing team to contribute to pain management, considering the importance of pain as the fifth vital sign. This study aimed at describing Nursing interventions to be taught as str [...] ategies for pain relief, according to Nursing professors’ perception. METHODS: This is a descriptive, exploratory and qualitative study. The scenario was a Nursing Graduation Course and participants were Nursing professors teaching Nursing disciplines. All participants have signed the Free and Informed Consent Term. Data collected by means of semi-structured interviews recorded in audio were afterward organized in categories. RESULTS: From data analysis, the category "Nursing care as non-pharmacological intervention to manage pain" has emerged. Specific Nursing action strategies taught during the course were additional care, such as effective communication, patients’ positioning and mobilization and support with artifacts, added to family monitoring. CONCLUSION: Nursing interventions adopted as non-pharmacological therapies to manage pain were the strategies used by professors during the teaching process.

  18. The inquiry continuum: Science teaching practices and student performance on standardized tests

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    Jernnigan, Laura Jane

    Few research studies have been conducted related to inquiry-based scientific teaching methodologies and NCLB-required state testing. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the strategies used by seventh-grade science teachers in Illinois and student scores on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to aid in determining best practices/strategies for teaching middle school science. The literature review defines scientific inquiry by placing teaching strategies on a continuum of scientific inquiry methodologies from No Inquiry (Direct Instruction) through Authentic Inquiry. Five major divisions of scientific inquiry: structured inquiry, guided inquiry, learning cycle inquiry, open inquiry, and authentic inquiry, have been identified and described. These five divisions contain eight sub-categories: demonstrations; simple or hands-on activities; discovery learning; variations of learning cycles; problem-based, event-based, and project-based; and student inquiry, science partnerships, and Schwab's enquiry. Quantitative data were collected from pre- and posttests and surveys given to the participants: five seventh grade science teachers in four Academic Excellence Award and Spotlight Award schools and their 531 students. Findings revealed that teachers reported higher inquiry scores for themselves than for their students; the two greatest reported factors limiting teachers' use of inquiry were not enough time and concern about discipline and large class size. Although the correlation between total inquiry and mean difference of pre- and posttest scores was not statistically significant, the survey instrument indicated how often teachers used inquiry in their classes, not the type of inquiry used. Implications arose from the findings that increase the methodology debate between direction instruction and inquiry-based teaching strategies; teachers are very knowledgeable about the Illinois state standards, and various inquiry-based methods need to be stressed in undergraduate methods classes. While this study focused on the various types of scientific inquiry by creating a continuum of scientific inquiry methodologies, research using the continuum needs to be conducted to determine the various teaching styles of successful teachers.

  19. The windmill of learning processes : a learning and teaching tool for student nurses and mentors

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    Kragelund, Linda

    2011-01-01

     This article presents a new approach to student nurses' learning from their interaction with psychiatric patients. Using the approach can enable students and mentors to exploit students' learning opportunities, and help students to get the most out of their clinical placement in a time, where that part of the nursing education has been reduced in some countries as e.g. Denmark. The approach is presented through a model termed the ‘Windmill of Learning Processes’, which draws on empirical data from a qualitative investigation with an explorative and descriptive design, and on the theoretical concepts of ‘disjuncture’, and ‘everyday life activities’. ‘Disjuncture’ is defined as a situation in which there is disharmony between a person's experiences and the current situation. In such a situation there is potential for learning. My analysis of the empirical data led to the identification of a new concept, which I have labelled ‘collective not-conscious disjuncture’. This is when the student and the mentor are both unaware that the student is operating in a potential learning situation. ‘Everyday life activities’ are seen as activities that are known to succeed in specific situations, because they have done so in similar situations. I have expanded upon the concept to define another phenomenon, which I have coined ‘pseudo-everyday life activities’. These closely resemble everyday life activities, but take place in a psychiatric context. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

  20. Nursing leadership competencies: low-fidelity simulation as a teaching strategy.

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    Pollard, Cheryl L; Wild, Carol

    2014-11-01

    Nurses must demonstrate leadership and followership competencies within complex adaptive team environments to ensure patient and staff safety, effective use of resources, and an adaptive health care system. These competencies are demonstrated through the use of communication strategies that are embedded within a relational practice. Health care professionals, regardless of formal position, need to assert their opinions and perspectives using a communication style that demonstrates value of all team members in open discussions about quality patient care, appropriate access, and stewardship. Challenges to effective communication and relational practice are the individual and organizational patterns of behavior, and the subsequent impact that these behaviors have on others. Students articulate situational awareness when they conduct a critical analysis of individual, team, and organizational functioning, and then use this information and evidence gained from a critical literature review to develop recommendations to improve individual, team, and/or organizational performance. Leadership and followership simulation exercises, inclusive of public feedback and debriefing, are used as a pedagogical/andragogical strategy in a nursing baccalaureate senior leadership course to facilitate learning of team communication skills and improve situational awareness. We view this strategy as an alternative to traditional classroom learning activities which provide little opportunity for recursive learning. PMID:25017299

  1. Dollars, Distinction, or Duty? The Meaning of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for Teachers' Work and Collegial Relations

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    Anagnostopoulos, Dorothea; Sykes, Gary; McCrory, Raven; Cannata, Marisa; Frank, Kenneth

    2010-01-01

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is the most prominent contemporary effort to professionalize teaching. Along with identifying exceptional teachers, the NBPTS seeks to alter teachers' work by establishing a cadre of expert teachers capable of and obligated to leading school improvement efforts. This article reports…

  2. [Experience of nursing education in collective health: informatics used to teach epidemiologic surveillance].

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    Nichiata, Lúcia Yasuko; Takahashi, Renata Ferreira; Fracolli, Lislaine Aparecida; Gryschek, Anna Luiza

    2003-09-01

    This article discusses the application of information technology (IT) in education, its benefits and the ethical and ideological implications in using this tool in nursing education and work. It relates the experience of developing contents on epidemiological surveillance. Some pedagogical experiences were given to the students handling an Aids database, with the purpose of motivating them to express their understanding and to reflect on the health problems of the population, associating the occurrence and the profiles of this epidemic in different areas of the city of São Paulo, with the forms of work and life of population groups in certain places. The understanding of the health-disease process was enlarged. IT is a potent instrument in epidemiological surveillance for the teacher who act as mediator between the information and the knowledge that one wants to build. PMID:14686046

  3. The suitcase simulation: an effective and inexpensive psychiatric nursing teaching activity.

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    Masters, Joan C; Kane, Mary Frances; Pike, Mary Ellen

    2014-08-01

    A tabletop simulation was developed as a patient safety activity that involved checking in a patient admitted to a psychiatric care unit. Students were second-degree (n = 79) and traditional (n = 53) BSN students. They were given suitcases or backpacks containing various items, and following a fictional hospital policy, they had to decide whether to give the items to the patient, place them in a secured area, or send them to the pharmacy or security personnel. The activity was evaluated using the Simulation Effectiveness Tool (SET) and two open-ended questions. Students reported that they found the simulation to be enjoyable and a good learning experience. Checking in a patient's belongings is not an activity students typically perform, but the simulation can help prepare them for situations they will experience in the workplace. This inexpensive activity can easily be adapted for staff orientation and competencies. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 52(8), 39-44.]. PMID:24972383

  4. Teaching about vulnerable populations: nursing students' experience in a homeless center.

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    Stanley, Mary Jo

    2013-10-01

    Cultural competence is not limited to ethnicity, religion, or race but is inclusive of vulnerable groups, such as the homeless. The complex health and social issues related to homelessness requires educational instruction that supports students' ability to address and care for the multidimensional elements that surround this group. Exposure to homeless populations provides nursing students with increased awareness of the issues related to health disparities, while promoting introspective reflection on one's values and beliefs. To increase student exposure to working with homeless clients, a service-learning project using a critical social theory (CST) lens was offered at a homeless center. The students' response that clients were "just like" them, coupled with ambiguity regarding the complex social-economic-political issues surrounding the homeless, may indicate a need for further education regarding cultural understanding, sensitivity, and vulnerability. This project demonstrates the need for learning experiences that support advocacy and social responsibility for vulnerable groups. PMID:24040771

  5. Standard precaution and incidence of needle stick injury during children vaccination among nurses working in maternal and child health centers in El-Minia governorate

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    Yosria Hossein

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Persons administering vaccines should follow necessary precautions to minimize risk for spreading disease. Nurses have a significant role in this process and are responsible for implementing several infection control strategies. Syringes and needles used for injections must be sterile and disposable to minimize the risk of contamination. The Centers for disease Control and prevention (CDC estimates that each year 384,000 needle sticks injuries (NSI and other sharp – related percutaneous injuries are sustained by hospital – based healthcare personnel, an average of over 1,000 sharp injuries per day. The estimate is not including other health care settings, such as emergency services, outpatient Clinics home based care and nursing homes.Objective: This study aims to identify the standard precaution and the Incidence of Needle Stick Injury Among nurses working in Maternal and Child Health Centers during Children vaccination in El-Minia GovernorateMaterial and Method: Cross sectional study was utilized to meet the aim of the study, this study was conducted in the ten(10 minister center of health (MCH at EL- Minia from May to August 2012, the Nurses participated in this study included (100 Nurses who are working in (M CH center after receiving their consents for participation. Observation checklist was done to observe the nurses performance before, during and after child vaccine and procedure toward universal precaution.Results: that the highest frequency of nurses were in the age intervals 30<40 years with main age (34.3 ± 9.4 all sample were females and secondary school degree in nursing. More than have of them 55%were having 10:20 years of experience in nursing, Relation between nurse's incidences of needle stick injury and their experience, show statistically significant differences. Also the relation between nurse's incidences of need stick injury and their training, were good with statistically significant differencesConclusion: The study showed a high prevalence of needle stick injuries and low of using standard precaution among nurses during vaccination the child so suggests that every MCH must have an infection control committee  for observation the using of standard precaution and training the nurses for prevention of needle stick injury.

  6. Recommending a Nursing-Specific Passing Standard for the IELTS Examination

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    O'Neill, Thomas R.; Buckendahl, Chad W.; Plake, Barbara S.; Taylor, Lynda

    2007-01-01

    Licensure testing programs in the United States (e.g., nursing) face an increasing challenge of measuring the competency of internationally trained candidates, both in relation to their clinical competence and their English language competence. To assist with the latter, professional licensing bodies often adopt well-established and widely…

  7. Nurse awards are a wonderful showcase for nursing excellence.

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    Anim, Cecilia

    2015-03-25

    Our profession has had more than its fair share of bad publicity lately so I was delighted to get an opportunity to celebrate nursing as chair of the judging panel for the Nursing Standard Nurse Awards. PMID:25804169

  8. Developing Standards for EFL in Indonesia as Part of the EFL Teaching Reform

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    Suwarsih Madya

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: The teaching of English in Indonesia has so far been unable to reach its declared goal, which is the students' mastery of the English macro skills listening, speaking, reading, writing. Various factors have certainly contributed to this failure, but the highly centralized curriculum has been one of the many to be blamed for it. The new system of regional autonomy gives ample opportunity to schools/ regions to develop their own curricula. This will lead to the need for the establishment of standard of English to ensure the achievement of the ultimate goal of teaching English throughout the country. This paper suggests that the development of standards for English should involve as many parties concerned as possible, including EFL teachers, EFL teacher educators, and users of school graduates. Another suggestion made related to the aspects to be covered in the standards, namely (1 the qualification of EFL policy makers, EFL teacher educators, and EFL teachers; (2 class size, (3 facilities and equipment, and (4 assessment and evaluation.

  9. Estratégias de ensino das habilidades do pensamento crítico na enfermagem Estrategias de enseñanza de las habilidades del pensamiento crítico en enfermería Strategies for teaching the critical thinking abilities in nursing

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    Maria da Graça Oliveira Crossetti

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se caracterizar estratégias de ensino utilizadas na enfermagem para desenvolver habilidades do pensamento crítico. Elaborou-se uma revisão integrativa nas bases de dados Web of Science e Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL, com os descritores critical thinking, nursing e teaching, no período de 1987 a 2008. A amostra constitui-se de 64 artigos e a análise permitiu a identificação de 27 estratégias de ensino do pensamento crítico aplicadas na enfermagem. Dentre estas, as cinco mais citadas foram: questionamento, estudo de caso, ensino online e aprendizagem interativa, mapa conceitual e aprendizagem baseada em problemas. Diferentes estratégias reveladas neste estudo evidenciam uma gama de possibilidades que poderão ser aplicadas no ensino e na prática clínica. Conclui-se que o desenvolvimento de habilidades do pensamento crítico por meio destas estratégias pode proporcionar a formação de profissionais mais críticos e reflexivos.El objetivo es caracterizar estrategias de enseñanza utilizadas en enfermería para desarrollar habilidades del pensamiento crítico. Fue elaborada una revisión integrativa en las bases de datos Web of Science y Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL, con los descriptores critical thinking, nursing y teaching, en el período de 1987 a 2008. La muestra se constituye de 64 artículos cuyo análisis permitió la identificación de 27 estrategias de enseñanza del pensamiento crítico aplicadas a la enfermería. Entre estas, las cinco más citadas fueron: cuestionamiento, estudio de caso, enseñanza online y aprendizaje interactivo, mapa conceptual y aprendizaje con base a problemas. Diferentes estrategias reveladas en este estudio evidencian una gama de posibilidades que podrán ser aplicadas a la enseñanza y a la práctica clínica. Se concluye que el desarrollo de habilidades del pensamiento crítico a través de estas estrategias puede proporcionar la formación de profesionales más críticos y reflexivos.This study aimed characterize the teaching strategies applied to nursing in order to develop critical thinking skills. An integrative review was elaborated on the Web of Science and Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL data base, with the descriptors critical thinking, nursing and teaching, from 1987 to 2008. The sample comprised 64 articles and the analysis provided the identification of 27 strategies for teaching critical thinking in nursing. Among those, the most referred to were questioning, case study, online teaching and interactive learning, concept map and teaching based on problem solving. Different strategies described in the study revealed a wide range of possibilities which can be applied to teaching and to clinical practice. It was concluded that the development of the critical thinking skills through these teaching strategies can help nursing students to be more critical and reflexive.

  10. Ensino de Graduação em Enfermagem: a contribuição da Associação Brasileira de Enfermagem Enseñanza de Graduación en Enfermería: la contribuición de la Asociación Brasilera de Enfermería Teaching in Undergraduate Nursing: the contribution of Brazilian Nursing Association

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    Eucléa Gomes Vale

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo apresenta algumas das ações mais relevantes da Associação Brasileira de Enfermagem para com o processo de formação da(o enfermeira(o, no país, contextualizando essas ações com o momento histórico em que elas aconteceram. Nesse sentido, o estudo se constitui, não só, numa produção de conhecimento na área, mas também num elemento de registro da história do ensino de graduação em enfermagem no Brasil, oferecendo instrumentos de análise para a situação atual desse ensino. O texto destaca as contribuições da ABEn no processo de formação da enfermeira, na construção e sustentabilidade das Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais do Curso de Graduação em Enfermagem.El presente estudio presenta algunas de las acciones más relevantes de la Asociación Brasileña de Enfermería para con el proceso de formación del (de la enfermero(a, en el país, contextualizando esas acciones con el momento historico en que ellas acontecieron. En ese sentido, el estudio se constituye, no sólo, en una producción de conocimiento en el área, pero también en un elemento de registro de la historia de la enseñanza de graduación en enfermería en el Brasil, ofreciendo instrumentos de análisis para la situación actual de esa enseñanza. El texto señala las contribuciones de la ABEn en el proceso de formación de la enfermería, en la construcción y sustentabilidad de las Directrices Curriculares Nacionales para la Graduación en Enfermería.The present study shows some of the most relevant actions of the Brazilian Association of Nursing in favor of the education process of the nursing professionals in Brazil, contextualizing those actions in the historical moment in which they occurred. In this manner, the study represents not only production of knowledge in the field, but also an element of record of the history of undergraduate nursing teaching in Brazil, offering instruments of analysis of the current situation of this teaching. The text highlights the contributions of the Brazilian Association of Nursing (ABEn in the education process of the nursing professionals, and in the elaboration and sustainability of the National Curricular Guidelines of the Undergraduate Nursing Course.

  11. Escenarios docentes asistenciales para la formación de los enfermeros en Cuba / Healthcare Teaching Scenarios for nurses training in Cuba

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    Marta, Pernas Gómez; Magdalena, Zubizarreta Estévez; Maritza, Leyva Hidalgo.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar la proporción en que se proyecta la utilización de los diferentes escenarios de formación docente-asistencial en los territorios del país para la carrera de Licenciatura en Enfermería. MÉTODOS: Se analizó y aprobó en los colectivos de asignatura de la disciplina Enfermería de [...] los diferentes centros de formación del país (CEMS) una propuesta de distribución en escenarios de atención primaria (APS) y secundaria (hospitales) del fondo de tiempo de educación en el trabajo que aparece en los programas propuestos por la Comisión Nacional de Carrera (CNC). RESULTADOS: Se aprecia heterogeneidad en la distribución de horas propuesta por los diversos CEMS para las asignaturas consultadas, aunque en todas, la mayoría de los CEMS -y en algunos casos, la totalidad- reconoce el hospital como escenario principal para la formación de enfermeros, tanto de nivel técnico como profesional. Varios centros no se pronunciaron sobre las actividades de educación en el trabajo en el período interencuentros, lo que debe ser objeto de análisis ulterior, por la importancia que se atribuye a esa parte de la formación en la estrategia del plan de estudio. CONCLUSIONES: Los profesores de estos colectivos de asignatura identifican al hospital como escenario preferencial para la formación. Se requieren otras investigaciones para buscar una caracterización de los factores asociados a la falta de proyección del tiempo de educación en el período interencuentros por algunas asignaturas y centros. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To characterize the ratio in which the use of different scenarios of teaching-assisting training in all the country for the Nursing Degree career is planned. METHODS: A proposal of distribution of primary care scenarios (PCS) and secondary (hospitals) of the education time reservoir in th [...] e tasks appearing in the programs proposed by the National Commission of Career (NCC) was analyzed and approved. RESULTS: There is heterogeneity in the hours distribution proposed the different NCCs for the looked up subjects, although in all of them, most of the NCCs _ and in some cases the total, recognize the hospital as the main scenario to nurses training at technical and professional level. Some institutions don't gave opinion on the work education activities during the inter-meetings period, which must to be subsequently analyzed due to significance of that part of the training in the study plan strategy. CONCLUSIONS: Professors of these subject staff identify the hospital like the training preferential scenario. Other researchers are needed to find a characterization of factors associated with the lack of projection of education time during the inter-meeting period by some subjects and centers.

  12. Escenarios docentes asistenciales para la formación de los enfermeros en Cuba Healthcare Teaching Scenarios for nurses training in Cuba

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    Marta Pernas Gómez

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar la proporción en que se proyecta la utilización de los diferentes escenarios de formación docente-asistencial en los territorios del país para la carrera de Licenciatura en Enfermería. MÉTODOS: Se analizó y aprobó en los colectivos de asignatura de la disciplina Enfermería de los diferentes centros de formación del país (CEMS una propuesta de distribución en escenarios de atención primaria (APS y secundaria (hospitales del fondo de tiempo de educación en el trabajo que aparece en los programas propuestos por la Comisión Nacional de Carrera (CNC. RESULTADOS: Se aprecia heterogeneidad en la distribución de horas propuesta por los diversos CEMS para las asignaturas consultadas, aunque en todas, la mayoría de los CEMS -y en algunos casos, la totalidad- reconoce el hospital como escenario principal para la formación de enfermeros, tanto de nivel técnico como profesional. Varios centros no se pronunciaron sobre las actividades de educación en el trabajo en el período interencuentros, lo que debe ser objeto de análisis ulterior, por la importancia que se atribuye a esa parte de la formación en la estrategia del plan de estudio. CONCLUSIONES: Los profesores de estos colectivos de asignatura identifican al hospital como escenario preferencial para la formación. Se requieren otras investigaciones para buscar una caracterización de los factores asociados a la falta de proyección del tiempo de educación en el período interencuentros por algunas asignaturas y centros.OBJECTIVE: To characterize the ratio in which the use of different scenarios of teaching-assisting training in all the country for the Nursing Degree career is planned. METHODS: A proposal of distribution of primary care scenarios (PCS and secondary (hospitals of the education time reservoir in the tasks appearing in the programs proposed by the National Commission of Career (NCC was analyzed and approved. RESULTS: There is heterogeneity in the hours distribution proposed the different NCCs for the looked up subjects, although in all of them, most of the NCCs _ and in some cases the total, recognize the hospital as the main scenario to nurses training at technical and professional level. Some institutions don't gave opinion on the work education activities during the inter-meetings period, which must to be subsequently analyzed due to significance of that part of the training in the study plan strategy. CONCLUSIONS: Professors of these subject staff identify the hospital like the training preferential scenario. Other researchers are needed to find a characterization of factors associated with the lack of projection of education time during the inter-meeting period by some subjects and centers.

  13. Empowering Nurses for Professional Practice.

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    Carlson-Catalano, Judy

    1992-01-01

    Empowering teaching strategies encourage leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, and collegiality and discourage passivity, isolation, and subordination. Empowerment prepares nurses for professional practice in hospitals. (SK)

  14. Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing Education: Trends and Issues

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    Gaydos, H.L

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Nurse educators are considering the inclusion of complementary and alternative therapies in nursing curricula with increasing frequency, motivated at least in part by the ever-increasing public enthusiasm for these therapies. This article addresses the differing paradigms between orthodox Western medicine and complementary and alternative therapies, describing the research, language, educational, legal , financial, and ethical issues related to the use of complementary and alternative therapies. Additionally, it presents sources of current standards, along with examples of teaching these therapies at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education levels and suggests strategies for teaching these therapies.

  15. Instrumentos para la enseñanza del proceso enfermero en la práctica clínica docente con enfoque de autocuidado utilizando Nanda-Nic-Noc / Tools for teaching nurses in clinical teaching with the focus on Nanda-Nic-Noc

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    S.H., González Sara; N.E., Moreno Pérez.

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available La herramienta metodológica en la práctica científica de enfermería es el Proceso Enfermero, el cual nos permite emplear como método de resolución de problemas el pensamiento crítico, el uso de esta metodología ha venido a dar autonomía a la profesión y su uso es determinante en la práctica clínica [...] y la docencia. Objetivo: Desarrollar habilidades en la implementación desarrollo y evaluación de un diseño de enfermería con enfoque de Autocuidado, en la utilización de las taxonomías NANDA, NIC NOC. Metodología. Se analizó la Teoría del Déficit de Autocuidado y las etapas del Proceso Enfermero, se construyeron dos instrumentos: 1) Razonamiento diagnóstico: incluye las etapas de valoración y diagnóstico, y 2) Plan de cuidados: comprende las etapas de planificación, ejecución y evaluación del proceso enfermero. Resultados. Los instrumentos se aplicaron durante la práctica clínica de las áreas de Materno infantil, Adulto Mayor y Enfermería Comunitaria, participaron estudiantes y docentes, previo curso taller que incluyó: Teoría general del Autocuidado, Taxonomías NANDA, NIC, NOC y estructura y llenado de los instrumentos, los casos clínicos se presentaron en un foro al final de la práctica clínica. Conclusiones: los instrumentos se consideraron recursos que facilitan la enseñanza del PE en los estudiantes de enfermería que están incorporándose a las prácticas clínicas. Abstract in english The metodological tool for the scientific practice of nursing is the Nursing Process, which enables critical thinking in solving problems. The use of this methodology has bestowed autonomy on the profession and its use is important in clinical practice and teaching. Aim: To develop skills in implant [...] ing, developing and assessing a nursing design with the focus on self-care using NANDA NIC NOC. Methodology: The Self-Care Defecit Theory and the stages of the Nursing Process were analysed and two tools were constructed: 1) Diagnostic Reasoning, which includes valoration and diagnosis; 2) Care Plan: the planning, execution and assessment of the Nursing Process. Results: The tools were applied to clinical practice in the areas of Mother-child, Older Adults and Community Nursing. Students and teachers participated after following a workshop course on General Theory of Self-Care, NANDA, NIC, NOC Taxonomies and structure and content of the tools, Clinical cases were presented in a final forum on clinical practicea. Conclusions: The tools were considered to be resources that help in teaching the NP to students of nursing beginning to work in clinical practices.

  16. [Taiwan occupational health nursing: practices, policies and future trends].

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    Chang, Pei-Jen

    2014-06-01

    The steady evolution of domestic industries and the continued expansion of the workforce have outdated Taiwan's traditional model of occupational health nursing, which focuses on preventing work-related diseases and ensuring workplace safety. Professional-competency evaluations, now widely used within the medical and other professional communities to confirm that individuals have mastered relevant knowledge and skills, are a fixture in service quality management and related strategies. Occupational health nurses have a critical role in promoting and ensuring the quality of occupational-health related services. A multifaceted strategy is needed to update the domestic model of occupational health nursing. This strategy should include: 1) Set professional standards and create standard teaching materials for national occupational health nurses; 2) Enhance the professional efficacy of nurses in this field; 3) Survey the relevant role functions and education/training needs of occupational health nurses; 4) Develop relevant elective courses; and 5) Format courses/curricula for e-learning and for multimedia platforms. Furthermore, after implementation of this strategy, the model should be evaluated in terms of the knowledge and skills acquired by occupational health nurses. It is hoped that by reflecting local needs and experiences this new model will update the field of occupational health nursing to meet the needs of the current and future workplace in Taiwan and increase nursing knowledge and skills in order to foster and sustain healthy workplace environments. PMID:24899556

  17. Standardization and Whiteness: One and the Same? A Response to "There Is No Culturally Responsive Teaching Spoken Here"

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    Weilbacher, Gary

    2012-01-01

    The article "There Is No Culturally Responsive Teaching Spoken Here: A Critical Race Perspective" by Cleveland Hayes and Brenda C. Juarez suggests that the current focus on meeting standards incorporates limited thoughtful discussions related to complex notions of diversity. Our response suggests a strong link between standardization and White…

  18. Starworld: Preparing Accountants for the Future: A Case-Based Approach to Teach International Financial Reporting Standards Using ERP Software

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    Ragan, Joseph M.; Savino, Christopher J.; Parashac, Paul; Hosler, Jonathan C.

    2010-01-01

    International Financial Reporting Standards now constitute an important part of educating young professional accountants. This paper looks at a case based process to teach International Financial Reporting Standards using integrated Enterprise Resource Planning software. The case contained within the paper can be used within a variety of courses…

  19. Competence of newly qualified registered nurses from a nursing college

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    BG Morolong

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available The South African education and training system, through its policy of outcomesbased education and training, has made competency a national priority. In compliance to this national requirement of producing competent learners, the South African Nursing Council ( 1999 B require that the beginner professional nurse practitioners and midwives have the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and values which will enable them to render efficient professional service. The health care system also demands competent nurse practitioners to ensure quality in health care. In the light of competency being a national priority and a statutory demand, the research question that emerges is, how competent are the newly qualified registered nurses from a specific nursing college in clinical nursing education? A quantitative, non-experimental contextual design was used to evaluate the competence of newly qualified registered nurses from a specific nursing college. The study was conducted in two phases. The first phase dealt with the development of an instrument together with its manual through the conceptualisation process. The second phase focused on the evaluation of the competency of newly qualified nurses using the instrument based on the steps of the nursing process. A pilot study was conducted to test the feasibility of the items of the instrument. During the evaluation phase, a sample of twenty-six newly qualified nurses was selected by simple random sampling from a target population of thirty-six newly qualified registered nurses. However, six participants withdrew from the study. Data was collected in two general hospitals where the newly qualified registered nurses were working. Observation and questioning were used as data collection techniques in accordance with the developed instrument. Measures were taken to ensure internal validity and reliability of the results. To protect the rights of the participants, the researcher adhered to DENOSA’S (1998:2.2.1 ethical standards of research. A descriptive statistical method of data analysis was used in this study. Findings revealed that newly qualified registered nurses were not competent. The highest score obtained was 51 % and the lowest score was 22% with an average score of 34.05%. The results concerning the implementation of the phases of the nursing process indicated that participants were fairly competent in terms of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values of assessment. Participants had very little knowledge of nursing diagnosis and were not competent on the skills of diagnosis. Participants lacked basic knowledge, skills, attitudes and values of the nursing process. They lacked critical thinking skills in their approach to providing quality patient care. The recommendations of the study relate to improving the system of clinical accompaniment, reviewing the clinical facilities where learners are allocated, reviewing the implementation of the curriculum, the methods of teaching and the quality assurance mechanisms that are in place. Further research is recommended on competence of newly qualified registered nurses at other nursing colleges or similar context.

  20. Estratégias de ensino das habilidades do pensamento crítico na enfermagem / Strategies for teaching the critical thinking abilities in nursing / Estrategias de enseñanza de las habilidades del pensamiento crítico en enfermería

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    Maria da Graça Oliveira, Crossetti; Greicy Kelly Gouveia Dias, Bittencourt; Diego, Schaurich; Thaíla, Tanccini; Michele, Antunes.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se caracterizar estratégias de ensino utilizadas na enfermagem para desenvolver habilidades do pensamento crítico. Elaborou-se uma revisão integrativa nas bases de dados Web of Science e Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), com os descritores critical thinking [...] , nursing e teaching, no período de 1987 a 2008. A amostra constitui-se de 64 artigos e a análise permitiu a identificação de 27 estratégias de ensino do pensamento crítico aplicadas na enfermagem. Dentre estas, as cinco mais citadas foram: questionamento, estudo de caso, ensino online e aprendizagem interativa, mapa conceitual e aprendizagem baseada em problemas. Diferentes estratégias reveladas neste estudo evidenciam uma gama de possibilidades que poderão ser aplicadas no ensino e na prática clínica. Conclui-se que o desenvolvimento de habilidades do pensamento crítico por meio destas estratégias pode proporcionar a formação de profissionais mais críticos e reflexivos. Abstract in spanish El objetivo es caracterizar estrategias de enseñanza utilizadas en enfermería para desarrollar habilidades del pensamiento crítico. Fue elaborada una revisión integrativa en las bases de datos Web of Science y Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), con los descriptores cr [...] itical thinking, nursing y teaching, en el período de 1987 a 2008. La muestra se constituye de 64 artículos cuyo análisis permitió la identificación de 27 estrategias de enseñanza del pensamiento crítico aplicadas a la enfermería. Entre estas, las cinco más citadas fueron: cuestionamiento, estudio de caso, enseñanza online y aprendizaje interactivo, mapa conceptual y aprendizaje con base a problemas. Diferentes estrategias reveladas en este estudio evidencian una gama de posibilidades que podrán ser aplicadas a la enseñanza y a la práctica clínica. Se concluye que el desarrollo de habilidades del pensamiento crítico a través de estas estrategias puede proporcionar la formación de profesionales más críticos y reflexivos. Abstract in english This study aimed characterize the teaching strategies applied to nursing in order to develop critical thinking skills. An integrative review was elaborated on the Web of Science and Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) data base, with the descriptors critical thinking, n [...] ursing and teaching, from 1987 to 2008. The sample comprised 64 articles and the analysis provided the identification of 27 strategies for teaching critical thinking in nursing. Among those, the most referred to were questioning, case study, online teaching and interactive learning, concept map and teaching based on problem solving. Different strategies described in the study revealed a wide range of possibilities which can be applied to teaching and to clinical practice. It was concluded that the development of the critical thinking skills through these teaching strategies can help nursing students to be more critical and reflexive.

  1. Referências para o ensino de competências na enfermagem Referencias para la formación por competencia en enfermería References for competence teaching in nursing

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    Edvane Birelo Lopes De Domenico

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo de revisão de literatura traz referências pedagógicas para a implantação de um projeto de ensino por competências para a formação de enfermeiros, destacando as bases de sustentação deste projeto e o modelo formativo de avaliação.El artículo presenta referencias pedagógicas para la implantation de um proyecto de enseñanza por competência para la formación de enfermeras, destacando las bases de sustentar este proyecto y el modelo de formación cualitativa.The present literature review introduces pedagogical references for the implantation of a teaching by competences project to the nursing education, emphasizing the support of this project and the formative model of evaluation.

  2. [Rural nursing].

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    Witt, R R; Backes, D L; Strim, C; Rodrigues, D

    2000-01-01

    This paper describes the experience of a teacher and four students of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul within a sitting of members of a rural social movement that claims for land in Brazil. The work began with an activity of familiarization and ended up being an extension project. The aim of this project was the development of a Nursing assistencial model for the population of the rural area, considering the specificities of this movement, wishing to adapt Nursing teaching to this reality. The author sought for theoretical references in Breilh (1999) and Freire (1981). The activities were developed in 1996 and consisted of home care and group education. PMID:12004746

  3. NURSES BRING NEW FAMILY PLANNING METHODS TO COMMUNITIES: STANDARD DAYS METHOD AND LACTATIONAL AMENORRHEA METHOD

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    Manju Chhugani

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    Full Text Available All couples should have the ability to decide how many children to have and when to have them. Nurses represent the critical link between the health system and communities, sharing family planning methods and information that can help women time and space their pregnancies. This information is often a matter of life and death for women and children. The World Health Organization (WHO recommends an interval of 24 months between childbirth and subsequent pregnancy in order to reduce the risk of adverse maternal, perinatal, and infant outcomes.

  4. Knowledge and awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention among nursing staff of a tertiary care teaching institute in South India

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    Sneha Badwe Dhodapkar

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    Full Text Available Background: Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of morbidity and mortality among the females worldwide. India has the highest burden of cervical cancer patients, accounting for approximately one-fifth of the cases in world. Nurses being an important link between the doctors and female patients in OPD or wards, it is imperative that they should be aware of the facts about cervical cancer and especially of screening techniques which can be utilized in low-resource settings. Methods: A cross-sectional interview based study was done among 200 nurses of a tertiary care teaching institute from June 2013 to July 2013, to assess the knowledge and awareness of nursing staff regarding causes of cervical cancer and its prevention and early detection. Results: Among all participated nurses, 85% (n=170 were aware of the term cancer cervix and 45% reported that it is the most frequent gynaecological cancer in India. Only 30.6% reported that it is the leading cause of death among women due to cancer. Young age at first intercourse, multiple sex partners, cigarette smoking, high parity and lower socio-economic status were correctly responded by 13%, 48%, 16%, 9% and 13% of participants respectively, as risk factors for cervical cancer. None of the participants knew about the VIA method of screening for cervical cancer. Among 119 of those participants who knew that cervical cancer can be detected by Pap smear, only 5 (4% had ever undergone Pap smear examination. Conclusions: Nurses identify certain aspects of cervical cancer correctly but their knowledge is not adequate, hence necessary changes should be made in their curriculum. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2014; 3(4.000: 1056-1060

  5. Criterios para optimizar el proceso de enseñanza en la formación de enfermeros profesionales / Criteria to optimise the teaching process in the training of professional nurses

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    Alain, Agramonte del Sol; Francisco, Mena Martin; Luisa, Fernández García; Eneida, Martínez Gutiérrez; Joel, Leiva Rodríguez.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Asumimos este trabajo sobre la optimización de la enseñanza considerando la importancia que tienen los criterios que se presentan, para optimizar el proceso de enseñanza en la formación de los profesionales de enfermería en Cuba. Consideramos como optimización a la selección por parte de los profeso [...] res de la mejor variante de su organización, orientada hacia un fin que sugiere, en un tiempo determinado, la mayor efectividad posible para resolver las tareas de la instrucción y la educación. Se hace referencia, partiendo del análisis de la organización del proceso de enseñanza, a los eslabones que deben ser considerados para lograrse optimización. Concluimos que sólo se puede lograr una optimización del proceso de enseñanza sobre la base de la dirección en que se organiza, las regularidades y principios de enseñanza, la utilización de formas y métodos modernos de enseñanza y aprendizaje, así como también del estudio y las particularidades de las condiciones internas y externas de cada grupo de estudiantes. Se analizan en una mayor interacción orgánica, todas las categorías principales de la didáctica, las regularidades, principios, formas, métodos y tipos de enseñanza, potenciando la individualidad creadora en los profesores de enfermería. Abstract in english We made this paper on teaching optimisation considering the importance of the criteria presented to optimise the teaching process in the training of nursing professionals in Cuba. We consider optimisation as the selection made by professors of the best variant of organization, directed to a goal tha [...] t suggests, in a particular time, the greatest possible effectiveness to resolve the learning and teaching tasks. By analysing the organization of the teaching process, we refer to the characteristics needed to achieve optimal results. We conclude that it is only possible to obtain results in the teaching process on the basis of the direction in which the teaching and learning regularities and principles are organized, as well as on the study and peculiarities of the internal and external conditions of each group of students. All the main categories of didactics, the regularities, principles, ways, methods, and types of teaching are analyzed in a greater organic interaction, potentiating the creative individuality of the nursing professors.

  6. ???????????????????????????The Study of Common Content on Principles of Teaching Textbooks: Perspective of Professional Standards for Preservice Elementary School Teachers

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    Full Text Available ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Education Program courses have long been complained for lack of relationship and isolated branches of learning; and for the reason of teachers’ professional autonomy, different teachers teach the same subject may have different content. It is hard to predict whether the educational expertise can achieve pre-service teacher’s professional standards or not. The above phenomenon is unfavorable to maintain or improve the quality of pre-service teacher education. This study finds the “Professional Standards for Preservice Elementary Teachers” by analyzing the differences between “Professional Standards for Elementary Teachers” and the “Professional Principles for Preservice Elementary Teachers”. By comparing the common subjects among books of Chinese and English versions on Principles of Teaching and its relationship to the Professional Standards for Preservice Elementary Teachers, the researchers suggest a common teaching goal and the course content for Principles of Teaching, which would be helpful in planning and implementing a common content for “Teaching Principles” to enhance the quality of teacher education courses.

  7. Evaluation of the Teaching Standards at Institutions of Higher Education Looks Forward to "Five Changes"

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    Zhentian, Liu

    2009-01-01

    In order to promote the sustained and healthy development of teaching evaluation work, five changes should be brought about in the evaluation of the level of undergraduate teaching at China's institutions of higher education: Change teaching evaluation from a specific item of work to a system of a long-term and normative nature; change teaching

  8. PROJECT TO STUDY THE DACCA STANDARD AND CALCUTTA STANDARD DIALECTS OF BENGALI AND TO PRODUCE PRELIMINARY TEACHING MATERIALS FOR THE DACCA DIALECT, PHASE II. FINAL REPORT.

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    THIS FINAL REPORT PROVIDES A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DIALECTAL PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN THE PREPARATION OF "INTRODUCTION TO THE DACCA DIALECT OF BENGAL." (SEE ED 012 047.) THE AUTHOR PRESENTS HIS JUSTIFICATION FOR BASING THESE TEACHING MATERIALS ON A MODIFIED FORM OF BENGALI AS SPOKEN IN EAST PAKISTAN, WHICH IS DISTINGUISHED FROM STANDARD COLLOQUIAL…

  9. Licenciatura e bacharelado em enfermagem: experiências e expectativas de estudantes Licenciatura y bachillerato en enfermería: experiencias y expectativas de estudiantes Bachelor and teaching degree in nursing: experiences and expectations of nursing students

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    Sueli Maria dos Reis Santos

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    Full Text Available Estudo de abordagem fenomenológica que objetivou compreender a experiência do estudante que cursa a licenciatura e o bacharelado em enfermagem concomitantemente. Foram realizadas entrevistas abertas com oito estudantes de enfermagem de uma universidade pública do interior de Minas Gerais, tendo sido a análise compreensiva dos dados realizada à luz da fenomenologia social de Alfred Schütz. Os re-sultados mostraram que os estudantes observam uma desarticulação entre as disciplinas pedagógicas e o bacharelado, entretanto consideraram que a licenciatura fornece subsídios para as ações educativas em enfermagem. Têm ainda expectativas de atuar na educação em saúde e de tornarem-se docentes de enfermagem. Acerca do bacharelado e licenciatura em enfermagem, considera-se que se constituem em uma articulação que promove ampliação do conhecimento dos estudantes e gera expectativas relacionadas à atuação profissional, todavia apresenta lacunas que precisam ser revistas pelos que atuam no ensino de enfermagem, contemplando as especificidades teórico-práticas exigidas na formação do enfermeiro.Estudio fenomenológico que buscó comprender la experiencia del estudiante que cursa, concomitantemente, licenciatura y bachillerato en enfermería. Se realizaron entrevistas abiertas a ocho estudiantes de enfermería de una universidad pública del interior de Minas Gerais, Brasil. Se utilizó el referencial de fenomenología social de Alfred Schütz para analizar los datos. Los resultados mostraron que los estudiantes observan desarticulación entre los cursos pedagógicos y el bachillerato, sin embargo, consideraron que la licenciatura fornece subsidios para acciones educativas en enfermería. Los estudiantes tienen la expectativa de actuar en educación en salud y de hacerse docentes de enfermería. Se considera que bachillerato y licenciatura en enfermería constituyen una articulación que promueve ampliar el conocimiento de los estudiantes y que genera expectativas relacionadas a la actuación profesional. Sin embargo, existen lagunas que precisan ser revistas por los que actúan en la enseñanza de enfermería, para considerar las especificidades teórico-prácticas exigidas en la formación del enfermero.This is a phenomenological study that aimed to understand the experience of the student enrolled in both the Bachelor and the teaching undergraduate degree in nursing at the same time. Interviews with eight nursing students from a public university of Minas Gerais, Brazil, were undertaken. Analyses were conducted based on the social phenomenology of Alfred Schütz. Results showed that according to the pupils, there is no connection between the teaching courses and the Bachelor ones, but they also highlighted that the teaching degree helps educational activities in nursing. The students have interest in working with health education and to become nursing teachers. They also consider that the dual degree allows the expansion of knowledge and generates better expectations related to professional practice. However, it has gaps which need to be reviewed by those who work in nursing education, addressing the specific theoretical and practical needs of nursing students.

  10. Los métodos cualitativo y cuantitativo en la enseñanza de la investigación en enfermería The qualitative and quantitative methods related to nursing teaching

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    Alide Salazar Molina

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    Full Text Available Durante la segunda mitad del siglo XX se ha venido dando en la investigación científica y en la disciplina de enfermería un debate respecto de las diferencias y bondades de los métodos de investigación cualitativos y cuantitativos. El propósito de este artículo es analizar como se han ido desarrollando los abordajes cualitativos y cuantitativos en la enseñanza de investigación en los distintos niveles de formación en enfermería. La revisión bibliográfica relativa a esta temática publicada permite observar que existe separación entre abordajes metodológicos cualitativo y cuantitativo en la enseñanza de la investigación en enfermería en todos los niveles de formación. Se registran esfuerzos por articular ambos abordajes particularmente en el mundo anglosajón, siendo hasta el momento estos esfuerzos escasos y relativos al post grado en el contexto latinoamericano. Se concluye que sería deseable propiciar la inclusión de ambos abordajes en los planes de estudio.During the second half of the XX century, a debate related to differences and goodness of quantitative and qualitative research method has been under discussion in scientific research and nursing field. The objective of this article is to analyse the progress which has been made about qualitative and quantitavive approach in research teaching method in different levels of nursing education. Literature related to this published matter permits to realize there is a separation between qualitative and quantitative methodological approches in teaching research in nursing in all levels of education. Some efforts are recorded in order to insert both approaches in English speaking countries mainly. However, those efforts have been scant and relative in relation to the development of the PHD thesis in Latin America context. To sum up, it would be appropriate to provide both approaches inclusion syllabus.

  11. A non-freaked out guide to teaching the common core using the 32 literacy anchor standards to develop college- and career-ready students

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    Implement the Common Core for ELA without all the stress A Non-Freaked Out Guide to Teaching the Common Core uses the often-neglected anchor standards to get to the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)-teaching students the skills they need to be college and career ready. Each anchor standard is broken down into its key points, and a discussion of each anchor standard''s central purpose helps outline the context for each required skill. This easy-to-read guide gives educators the kind of clear explanations, examples, and strategies they need to feel comfortable teaching the CCSS, an

  12. Awareness about Biomedical Waste Management in Undergraduate Medical and Nursing Students at a Teaching Institute in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

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    Background: Bio-medical waste collection and proper disposal is a concern for both medical and general community. Medical and Nursing students during and after completing their studies are at potential risk for hazards due to biomedical waste. Thorough knowledge about the subject will decide their practices. Hence the study was limited only to awareness assessment. Objective: To assess awareness in undergraduate medical and nursing students about biomedical waste, its hazards and management. ...

  13. Situational analysis of teaching and learning of medicine and nursing students at Makerere University College of Health Sciences

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    Abstract Background Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in Uganda is undergoing a major reform to become a more influential force in society. It is important that its medicine and nursing graduates are equipped to best address the priority health needs of the Ugandan population, as outlined in the government’s Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP). The assessment identifies critical gaps in the core competencies of the MakCHS medicine and nursing and ways to overcome them ...

  14. How to Conduct Research on the Inherent Moral Significance of Teaching: A Phenomenological Elaboration of the Standard Repertory Grid Application

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    van Kan, Carlos A.; Ponte, Petra; Verloop, Nico

    2010-01-01

    George Kelly's repertory grid application seems a promising method for researching the moral significance of teaching from a "life world" perspective. However, we encountered several challenges employing the repertory grid in its standard form for an inquiry into the inherent moral significance of teachers' everyday classroom interactions. In this…

  15. National League for Nursing

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    The National League for Nursing is committed to providing a range of teaching resources for those who work with students in nursing and related fields. The resources here are contained within nine areas, including Excellence Model, Hallmarks of Excellence, and Faculty Toolkits. The Hallmarks of Excellence area contains a detailed list of indicators that can help nursing faculty members learn more about the key elements of any effective nursing program. The Living Documents section includes a range of commentaries on timely topics, such as diversity in nursing education and the care of older adults. The site's Living Documents area features a series of occasional papers that comment on the future of nursing education. The titles here include "A Vision for Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education" and "Caring for Older Adults."

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    ... INDEX | OOH SITE MAP | EN ESPAÑOL Healthcare > Registered Nurses PRINTER-FRIENDLY EN ESPAÑOL Summary What They Do ... workers and occupations. What They Do -> What Registered Nurses Do About this section Registered nurses set up ...

  17. Teaching English Language Learner Students: Professional Standards in Elementary Education in Central Region States. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2012-No. 122

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    Apthorp, Helen; Wang, Xin; Ryan, Susan; Cicchinelli, Louis F.

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    This report on professional teaching standards in the Central Region examines what K-8 general education teachers are expected to know and be able to do in order to teach English language learner students. It reviews the standards for coverage of six topics that the research literature suggests are important for improving student achievement. Key…

  18. On the use of a standard spreadsheet to model physical systems in school teaching*

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    Quale, Andreas

    2012-05-01

    In the teaching of physics at upper secondary school level (K10-K12), the students are generally taught to solve problems analytically, i.e. using the dynamics describing a system (typically in the form of differential equations) to compute its evolution in time, e.g. the motion of a body along a straight line or in a plane. This reduces the scope of problems, i.e. the kind of problems that are within students' capabilities. To make the tasks mathematically solvable, one is restricted to very idealized situations; more realistic problems are too difficult (or even impossible) to handle analytically with the mathematical abilities that may be expected from students at this level. For instance, ordinary ballistic trajectories under the action of gravity, when air resistance is included, have been 'out of reach'; in school textbooks such trajectories are generally assumed to take place in a vacuum. Another example is that according to Newton's law of universal gravitation satellites will in general move around a large central body in elliptical orbits, but the students can only deal with the special case where the orbit is circular, thus precluding (for example) a verification and discussion of Kepler's laws. It is shown that standard spreadsheet software offers a tool that can handle many such realistic situations in a uniform way, and display the results both numerically and graphically on a computer screen, quite independently of whether the formal description of the physical system itself is 'mathematically tractable'. The method employed, which is readily accessible to high school students, is to perform a numerical integration of the equations of motion, exploiting the spreadsheet's capability of successive iterations. The software is used to model and study motion of bodies in external force fields; specifically, ballistic trajectories in a homogeneous gravity field with air resistance and satellite motion in a centrally symmetric gravitational field. The article reports briefly on a study of the use of computers in the teaching of physics at K12 level in Norway, as part of an EU research project (for details, see the end of the article). It is demonstrated how the simulation software (the spreadsheet) is implemented in practice, for the systems that have been studied, and various responses of the students and teachers to this new and unfamiliar method for solving problems in physics are discussed. Some perspectives on the future of physics teaching at secondary school level are discussed.

  19. A percepção dos docentes universitários à respeito de sua capacitação para o ensino em enfermagem The teacher's understanding about their ability in nursing teaching

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    Heloisa Helena Ciqueto Peres

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    Full Text Available Como docentes da disciplina Administração aplicada à Enfermagem, há muito vem nos inquietando as múltiplas variáveis do processo educativo que afetam tanto o professor quanto o aluno, como interesses, atitudes, formas de pensar e agir, valores, expectativas, experiências anteriores, entre outros.Essas inquietações levam-nos a repensar a forma de vivenciar a prática educacional, refletindo sobre a capacitação docente. Para tanto propomo-nos a desvelar, neste estudo, as percepções dos docentes universitários no referente à própria. capacitação para o ensino de enfermagem, objetivando conhecer uma parcela dessa realidade no meio acadêmico. Para tanto foi adotada uma metodologia qualitativa que permitesse a, análise compreensiva dos discursos de docentes que atuam em uma instituição pública de ensino superior, na cidade de São Paulo. De acordo com a metodologia proposta foram resgatadas quatro unidades de significado que permitiram a. formulação dos seguintes temas emergentes: Percepção dos docentes quanto à capacitação técnica: Percepção dos docentes quanto à capacitação teórico-científica; Percepcão dos docentes quanto à capacitação pedagógica e Considerações dos docentes quanto à identificação com o ensino.O estudo possibilitou o desvelamento de relevantes facetas, a respeito da capacitação do docente, resgatando-a como resultante de um processo complexo e contínuo de preparo técnico, teórico e pedagógico, influenciado por fatores, psicológicos, sociais, éticos, econômicos, politicos e históricos. Pudemos resgatar ainda que as reflexões dos docentes a respeito da realidade de ensino, na sua totalidade, favoreceram a tomada de consciência e interferiram, positivamente, na sua formação crítica e foi resgatada a necessidade das escolas criarem, Centros de Formação e Atualização de professores, estabelecendo políticas de ação educacional renovadoras e de recursos humanos compatíveis com as transformações sociais.Teaching Administration Nursing Service we've been worried about several variables of the instructive process that affect the teachers and the students, as advantage, attitudes, thinking and acting manner, values, expectations, previous experiences, among some. These uneasiness take us to check the educational practice experience, considering the teaching's ability. In this study, we intend to reveal the teacher's understanding about the ability to teach nursing throw the education's reality recognition. So, we adopted a quality methodology that allow us a comprehensive analysis of the teaching's speech at a Public University in São Paulo city. According to the methodology it was possible to get back four meaning unities that allowed us to prescribe the emerging subjects; teaching's understanding about technical ability, teaching's understanding about scientific-theretical ability, teaching's understanding about pedagogical ability and the teaching identity. This study permitted us to reveal some points considered outstanding about the teacher's ability, getting it back as the result in a complex and continuous process of technical, theoretical and pedagogical training. contained in a. several factors, psycological, social, ethical, economical, political and historical. We still understanding that the teacher's reflections about the teaching reality, in its totality, favouring the awareness and interfering positivly in thei" criticism. formation. Finally there 'is a necessity to set up schools formation and up-dating centers and establish human political resources compatible with a renewed political of na educational action.

  20. História da Enfermagem: ensino, pesquisa e interdisciplinaridade La historia de la Enfermería: enseñanza, investigación e interdisciplinariedad Nursing history: teaching, research and interdisciplinarity

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    Maria Itayra Coelho de Souza Padilha

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    Full Text Available Este texto é uma reflexão sobre a importância da História da Enfermagem para a pesquisa e para o ensino da Enfermagem. Discute sobre os objetos da História da Enfermagem tratados por enfermeiras brasileiras e de outros países, cujos estudos enfocam, na sua maioria, o período pós-Florence Nightingale. Apresenta também a importância da interdisciplinaridade para a realização dos estudos históricos, considerando a relação desta com as demais disciplinas. Conclui afirmando que a problematização em torno dos desafios e tendências futuras sobre o ensinar, aprender e pesquisar a História da Enfermagem para todos os níveis é uma possibilidade de reduzir as insuficiências neste campo de estudo e mobilizar tanto docentes quanto discentes e outros interessados para a importância deste tema.En el presente texto se establece una reflexión sobre la importancia de la historia de la enfermería para la investigación y para la enseñanza de la Enfermería. En él se discute sobre los objetos de la historia de la enfermería tratados por enfermeras brasileñas y de otros países, cuyos estudios, en su gran mayoría, enfocan el período posterior a Florence Nightingale. En este estudio también se aborda la importancia de la interdisciplinariedad para la realización de los estudios históricos, considerándola en relación a las demás disciplinas. Se puede concluir afirmando que la problemática alrededor de los desafíos y tendencias futuras sobre el enseñar, aprender e investigar la historia de la Enfermería para todos los niveles, es una posibilidad de reducir las insuficiencias en este campo de estudio, movilizando a docentes, alumnos y otros interesados sobre la importancia de este tema.This text is a reflection upon the importance of nursing history in Nursing research and education. It discusses the objects of nursing history dealt with by nurses from Brazil and other countries, the majority of whose studies have focused on the post-Florence Nightingale period. It also presents the importance of historical studies, considering their relationship with other disciplines. It conclusion, it affirms that the problematization surrounding the future challenges and tendencies for teaching, learning, and researching within nursing history on all levels, offer a possibility for reducing the insufficiencies in this field of study, as well as for mobilizing faculty, students, and others who are interested in the importance of this topic.

  1. Awareness about Biomedical Waste Management in Undergraduate Medical and Nursing Students at a Teaching Institute in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

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    Ukey Ujwala U, Kambatla Ramasankaram, Dash Satyanarayan, Naidu NR Appajirao, Kulkarni Ved P

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    Full Text Available Background: Bio-medical waste collection and proper disposal is a concern for both medical and general community. Medical and Nursing students during and after completing their studies are at potential risk for hazards due to biomedical waste. Thorough knowledge about the subject will decide their practices. Hence the study was limited only to awareness assessment. Objective: To assess awareness in undergraduate medical and nursing students about biomedical waste, its hazards and management. Methods: Data collection was done by a predesigned self administered questionnaire. Results: MBBS students had a fairly better awareness regarding the subject than nursing students. Almost all study participants were aware about colour coding in segregation of biomedical waste. But when asked about which waste is to be put in which bag, correct response was given by almost half amongst them. Conclusions: Practical implications related to the matter should be covered so that hazards of biomedical waste are avoided.

  2. A Randomized Trial of Standardized Nursing Patient Assessment Using Wireless Devices

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    A complete and accurate patient assessment database is essential for effective communication, problem identification, planning and evaluation of patient status. When employed consistently for point-of-care documentation, information systems are associated with completeness and quality of documentation. The purpose of this paper is to report on the findings of a randomized, cross-over study conducted to evaluate the adequacy of a standard patient assessment module to support problem identifica...

  3. Plan de cuidados estándar de enfermería en artroplastia de cadera / Standard plan nursing care in hip arthroplasty

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    R., Bustos López; A.J., Piña Martínez; M., Pastor Molina; A., Benítez Laserna; M.P., Víllora Fernández; A.D., González Pérez.

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    Full Text Available Los problemas derivados de una intervención de artroplastia de cadera afectan a prácticamente todos los patrones funcionales del paciente (Marjory Gordon), de ahí la importancia de que el personal sanitario implicado en el tratamiento y recuperación del paciente desarrolle su trabajo según un PLAN c [...] laramente definido, estándar y evaluable. Éste ha sido el objetivo principal del equipo de trabajo, sistematizar los cuidados para que al paciente no le afecten los problemas derivados de la variabilidad en su atención, recupere su movilidad e independencia lo antes posible y se eviten complicaciones postoperatorias, para lo cual se ha prestado especial atención en la implicación del propio paciente en su recuperación. Administrativamente, con un Plan de Cuidados se mejora el registro de todas las actividades de enfermería y se clarifican las responsabilidades de los miembros del equipo sanitario. En lo que respecta a la atención de enfermería, esta regulación en los cuidados se ha realizado siguiendo la taxonomía NANDA-NOC-NIC, resultando un plan estándar de cuidados basado en los Patrones funcionales de Marjory Gordon, ya que los autores del presente Plan de atención creemos que éste es método muy fiable para realizar la valoración de un paciente, de la cual se derivarían los diagnósticos de enfermería adecuados y la evaluación continua del paciente. Concluimos que la aplicación de este Plan de Cuidados implicaría una mejora en la atención al paciente y en la organización del trabajo en la unidad de hospitalización de cirugía ortopédica y traumatológica. La validez del presente plan sería de tres años. Abstract in english The problems resulting from an intervention in hip, affect practically all functional patterns of the patient (Marjory Gordon), hence the importance of health personnel involved in treatment and recovery of the patient performing their work to a clearly defined standard and graded plan. This has bee [...] n the main objective of the team work, to systematize care for the patient so that it does not affect the problems of variability in their care, recover their mobility and independence as soon as possible and to avoid postoperative complications, for which special attention is paid to involving patients in their own recovery. Administratively, a Care Plan will improve the registration of all nursing activities and clarify the responsibilities of health team members. With regard to nursing care, this care regulation has been made following the NANDA-NOC-NIC taxonomy, resulting in a standard plan of care based on Marjory Gordon's functional patterns, since the authors believe this is a very reliable method for conducting an assessment of the state of the patient, which would derive in the appropriate nursing diagnosis and ongoing evaluation of the patient. We conclude that the application of the Care Plan would mean an improvement in patient care and organization of work in the hospital units of trauma and orthopaedic surgery. The validity of this plan would be three years.

  4. Assessing Current State Science Teaching and Learning Standards for Ability to Achieve Climate Science Literacy

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    Busch, K. C.

    2012-12-01

    Even though there exists a high degree of consensus among scientists about climate change, doubt has actually increased over the last five years within the general U.S. public. In 2006, 79% of those polled agreed that there is evidence for global warming, while only 59% agreed in 2010 (Pew Research Center, 2010). The source for this doubt can be partially attributed to lack of knowledge. Formal education is one mechanism that potentially can address inadequate public understanding as school is the primary place where students - and future citizens - learn about the climate. In a joint effort, several governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, scientists and educators have created a framework called The Essential Principles of Climate Science Literacy, detailing seven concepts that are deemed vital for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate system (USGCRP, 2009). Can students reach climate literacy - as defined by these 7 concepts - if they are taught using a curriculum based on the current state standards? To answer this question, the K-12 state science teaching and learning standards for Texas and California - two states that heavily influence nation-wide textbook creation - were compared against the Essential Principles. The data analysis consisted of two stages, looking for: 1) direct reference to "climate" and "climate change" and 2) indirect reference to the 7 Essential Principles through axial coding. The word "climate" appears in the California K-12 science standards 4 times and in the Texas standards 7 times. The word "climate change" appears in the California and Texas standards only 3 times each. Indirect references to the 7 Essential Principles of climate science literacy were more numerous. Broadly, California covered 6 of the principles while Texas covered all 7. In looking at the 7 principles, the second one "Climate is regulated by complex interactions among component of the Earth system" was the most substantively addressed. Least covered were number 6 "Human activities are impacting the climate system" and number 7 "Climate change will have consequences for the Earth system and human lives." Most references, either direct or indirect, occurred in the high school standards for earth science, a class not required for graduation in either state. This research points to the gaps between what the 7 Essential Principles of Climate Literacy defines as essential knowledge and what students may learn in their K-12 science classes. Thus, the formal system does not seem to offer an experience which can potentially develop a more knowledgeable citizenry who will be able to make wise personal and policy decisions about climate change, falling short of the ultimate goal of achieving widespread climate literacy. Especially troubling was the sparse attention to the principles addressing the human connection to the climate - principles number 6 and 7. If climate literate citizens are to make "wise personal and policy decisions" (USGCRP, 2009), these two principles especially are vital. This research, therefore, has been valuable for identifying current shortcomings in state standards.

  5. An examination of emergency department nurses' attitudes towards deliberate self-harm in an Irish teaching hospital.

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    The purpose of this study was to examine emergency department (ED) nurses\\' attitudes towards individuals presenting with deliberate self-harm (DSH), including the relationship between attitudes and factors such as age, academic achievements, length of experience, and self-harm education.

  6. Self-Study of a Teacher's Journey toward Standards-Based Mathematics Teaching

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    Thomas, John Austin; Monroe, Eula Ewing

    2006-01-01

    The authors describe a journey of self-study during which one author shifted from traditional, teacher-driven approaches to a more problem-based inquiry approach to teaching mathematics. He videotaped a series of lessons taught to sixth-grade students over a semester and analyzed his teaching during discussions with his mentor at the university.…

  7. Construção de uma proposta de ensino de nutrição para curso de enfermagem Construction of a proposal for nutrition teaching in nursing education

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho consiste em uma pesquisa realizada com o propósito de aprimorar o ensino de Nutrição, adequando-o às necessidades específicas de graduandos de Enfermagem. Para a coleta de dados, foi aplicado um questionário a 30 docentes. As respostas foram analisadas qualitativamente, empregando-se a técnica de análise de conteúdo. Foram identificados seis eixos em torno dos quais foram aglutinadas as expectativas dos docentes: segurança alimentar e nutricional, qualidade de vida, problema alimentar, processo de cuidado nutricional, papel profissional/interdisciplinaridade e conteúdos técnicos específicos. As conclusões apontam a necessidade de o ensino ultrapassar a ministração de conteúdos estritamente técnicos, pois ele deve preparar o aluno para analisar criticamente as situações que exigem intervenções específicas do campo da nutrição e para agir interdisciplinarmente.This article describes a research to improve nutrition teaching, adapting it to the specific needs of nursing students. The data were obtained through a questionnaire filled by 30 professors. The answers were analyzed by a qualitative method, applying the content analysis technique and were assembled in six groups in which the expectation of the professors were gathered: food and nutrition security, life quality, feeding problem, nutritional care process, professional role/interdisciplinarity and specific technical contents. The conclusions point out that teaching must go beyond pure technical contents, and must prepare the students to critically analyze situations where interventions in nutrition field are required and to act in an interdisciplinary manner.

  8. A multi-method study to determine the effectiveness of, and student attitudes to, online instructional videos for teaching clinical nursing skills.

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    Kelly, Mary; Lyng, Colette; McGrath, Mary; Cannon, Gerald

    2009-04-01

    E-learning is regularly promoted in higher education settings as a way of fostering more flexible approaches to learning. It has been argued however that the 'potential benefits of new information and communication technology instruments in education' have not been subjected to critical scrutiny (Debande, O., 2004. ICTs and the development of e-learning in Europe: the role of the public and private sectors. European Journal of Education 39 (2), 191-208, p. 192). This paper outlines a multi-method evaluation of an e-learning innovation designed to teach clinical skills to student nurses. Responding to the challenges of teaching clinical skills to large class sizes, we developed a set of instructional videos for one undergraduate skills-based module, which are now integral to the module and available online to students on a continuous basis. Evaluation suggests that students' performance outcomes are unchanged. The students view the flexible and self-management aspects of this method of learning positively, with some attitudinal differences between male and female, and mature and non-mature students. However, it is best used to complement rather than replace lecturer demonstration, lending support to a 'blended' model (Collis, B., van der Wende, M., 2002. Models of Technology and Change in Higher Education: An International Comparative Survey on The Current and Future Use of ICT in Higher Education, University of Twente, Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, The Netherlands). PMID:19121875

  9. Ensino da liderança em enfermagem: um estudo bibliométrico Enseñanza del liderazgo en enfermería: un estudio bibliométrico Nursing leadership teaching: a bibliometrics study

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    Vanessa Ribeiro Neves

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Quantificar e descrever as características da produção científica sobre o ensino da liderança em enfermagem quanto ao tipo de publicação, ano, veículo, país, idioma e temática abordada. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo, do tipo bibliométrico, realizado em bases de dados da BVS, com os descritores ensino, liderança e enfermagem. RESULTADOS: Em 37 anos, foram identificadas 73 publicações, a maioria encontrada na base de dados MEDLINE e constituída de artigos originais publicados em periódicos norte-americanos, escritos em inglês e versando sobre estratégias de ensino. CONCLUSÕES: A produção científica foi escassa mas constante no período estudado, de autoria predominantemente americana e publicada em periódicos científicos nos Estados Unidos, o que indicou a necessidade de desenvolver pesquisas sobre o assunto no Brasil.OBJETIVOS: Cuantificar y describir las características de la producción científica sobre la enseñanza del liderazgo en enfermería en cuanto al tipo de publicación, año, vehículo, país, idioma y temática abordada. MÉTODOS: Estudio descriptivo, de tipo bibliométrico, realizado en bases de datos de la BVS, con los descriptores enseñanza, liderazgo y enfermería. RESULTADOS: En 37 años, fueron identificadas 73 publicaciones, la mayoría encontrada en la base de datos MEDLINE y constituida de artículos originales publicados en periódicos norteamericanos, escritos en inglés y versando sobre estrategias de enseñanzas. CONCLUSIONES: La producción científica fue escasa pero constante en el período estudiado, de autoría predominantemente americana y publicada en periódicos científicos en los Estados Unidos, lo que indicó la necesidad de desarrollar inestigaciones sobre el asunto en el Brasil.OBJECTIVES: To quantify and describe the characteristics of scientific production on the teaching of nursing leadership concerning the type of publication, year, vehicle, country, language and theme. METHODS: A descriptive and bibliometric study conducted in databases of the BVS, using descriptors: teaching, leadership and nursing. RESULTS: Over 37 years, we identified 73 publications, mostly found in the MEDLINE database and consisting of original articles published in North American journals, written in English, and dealing with teaching strategies. CONCLUSIONS: The scientific production was sparse but constant during the study period, authored predominantly by North Americans, and published in scientific journals in the United States, which indicated the necessity to develop research on the subject in Brazil.

  10. Ensino da liderança em enfermagem: um estudo bibliométrico / Nursing leadership teaching: a bibliometrics study / Enseñanza del liderazgo en enfermería: un estudio bibliométrico

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    Vanessa Ribeiro, Neves; Maria Cristina, Sanna.

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Quantificar e descrever as características da produção científica sobre o ensino da liderança em enfermagem quanto ao tipo de publicação, ano, veículo, país, idioma e temática abordada. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo, do tipo bibliométrico, realizado em bases de dados da BVS, com os descritor [...] es ensino, liderança e enfermagem. RESULTADOS: Em 37 anos, foram identificadas 73 publicações, a maioria encontrada na base de dados MEDLINE e constituída de artigos originais publicados em periódicos norte-americanos, escritos em inglês e versando sobre estratégias de ensino. CONCLUSÕES: A produção científica foi escassa mas constante no período estudado, de autoria predominantemente americana e publicada em periódicos científicos nos Estados Unidos, o que indicou a necessidade de desenvolver pesquisas sobre o assunto no Brasil. Abstract in spanish OBJETIVOS: Cuantificar y describir las características de la producción científica sobre la enseñanza del liderazgo en enfermería en cuanto al tipo de publicación, año, vehículo, país, idioma y temática abordada. MÉTODOS: Estudio descriptivo, de tipo bibliométrico, realizado en bases de datos de la [...] BVS, con los descriptores enseñanza, liderazgo y enfermería. RESULTADOS: En 37 años, fueron identificadas 73 publicaciones, la mayoría encontrada en la base de datos MEDLINE y constituida de artículos originales publicados en periódicos norteamericanos, escritos en inglés y versando sobre estrategias de enseñanzas. CONCLUSIONES: La producción científica fue escasa pero constante en el período estudiado, de autoría predominantemente americana y publicada en periódicos científicos en los Estados Unidos, lo que indicó la necesidad de desarrollar inestigaciones sobre el asunto en el Brasil. Abstract in english OBJECTIVES: To quantify and describe the characteristics of scientific production on the teaching of nursing leadership concerning the type of publication, year, vehicle, country, language and theme. METHODS: A descriptive and bibliometric study conducted in databases of the BVS, using descriptors: [...] teaching, leadership and nursing. RESULTS: Over 37 years, we identified 73 publications, mostly found in the MEDLINE database and consisting of original articles published in North American journals, written in English, and dealing with teaching strategies. CONCLUSIONS: The scientific production was sparse but constant during the study period, authored predominantly by North Americans, and published in scientific journals in the United States, which indicated the necessity to develop research on the subject in Brazil.

  11. PSICODRAMA PEDAGÓGICO: ESTRATEGIA PARA LA ENSEÑANZA DE ENFERMERÍA / PEDAGOGICAL PSYCHODRAMA: NURSING TEACHING STRATEGY / PSICODRAMA PEDAGÓGICO: ESTRATÉGIA PARA O ENSINO EM ENFERMAGEM

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    ADRIANA KATIA, CORRÊA; MARIA CONCEIÇÃO, BERNARDO DE MELLO E SOUZA; TOYOKO, SAEKI.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available El contexto actual de la enseñanza de graduación en la enfermería brasileña apunta a la necesidad de repensar la formación profesional, incluyendo cambios curriculares con énfasis en la articulación teórico-práctica y en estrategias de enseñanza activas con enfoque vivencial, buscando una actuación [...] crítica, humana y creativa. Cabe destacar que el Informe para la UNESCO de la Comisión Internacional sobre la Educación para el Siglo XXI (Delors, 2001) indica cuatro pilares básicos esenciales orientadores de la política educacional de todos los países: aprender a conocer, aprender a vivir juntos, aprender a hacer y aprender a ser. La propuesta de este estudio es reflexionar sobre el uso del psicodrama pedagógico como estrategia para la enseñanza en enfermería. El psicodrama aplicado a la educación posibilita el desarrollo de la espontaneidad, creatividad y sensibilidad necesarias para el ejercicio del trabajo grupal, involucrando la comprensión de las relaciones humanas. Lo cotidiano en salud demanda que el profesional movilice recursos y conocimientos para reconocer las singularidades de las situaciones, lo que se relaciona con el desarrollo de la espontaneidad y la creatividad. Abstract in english The current context of Brazilian undergraduate nursing teaching points out the need to reconsider professional education, involving curricular changes with an emphasis on the articulation between theory and practice and on active teaching strategies that focus on experiences, with a view to a critic [...] al, humane and creative performance. It should be highlighted that the International Commission’s Report for UNESCO on education for the XXIst century (Delors, 2001) indicates four essential basic pillars to guide educational policies in all countries: learning to know, learning to live together, learning to do and learning to be. This study aims to reflect on the use of pedagogical psychodrama as a strategy for nursing teaching. The application of psychodrama to education allows for the development of the necessary spontaneity, creativity and sensibility for group work exercises, involving the understanding of human relations. Day-to-day work in the health sector requires professionals to mobilize resources and knowledge to recognize the particularities of each situation, which is related to the development of spontaneity and creativity.

  12. Estrategia educativa para la educación en valores humanos con métodos participativos en estudiantes de Enfermería / Educational strategy for human values teaching with participatory methods designed for Nursing students

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    Mariela, Hernández Sainz; Alberto Ramón, Bujardón Mendoza; Norma, Iglesias Morell; Blanca María, Seijo Echevarria.

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un trabajo de educación en valores humanos con métodos participativos en estudiantes del nuevo modelo formativo de Enfermería de la Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Camagüey en la Filial de Nuevitas, para la ejecución de la tarea se capacitó a profesores y tutores, objetivo por el cual [...] se diseñó la estrategia educativa. Se enunciaron las dificultades del objeto de investigación, resultado del diagnóstico aplicado, se confirmó la ausencia de estrategia educativa en el uso de métodos participativos con tal fin, y la necesidad del diseño. Se utilizaron las etapas dirigidas a la capacitación, la sensibilización, la planificación, la valoración y el control de la ejecución del sistema de acciones con el colectivo pedagógico para el perfeccionamiento de la educación en valores con estos métodos. Abstract in english A teaching work based on human values with the implementation of participatory methods was carried out for Nursing students of the new training model at the seat of the Medical University of Camagüey in Nuevitas. Tutors and professors were trained to put this task into practice, reason why the teach [...] ing strategy was designed. The difficulties of the research object as a result of the applied diagnosis were set out. The lack of a teaching strategy in the use of participatory methods for this purpose, and the need of the design were stated. Stages aimed at training, awareness-raising, planning, assessment and control of the system of actions implementation with the pedagogical team in order to improve values education with these methods, were used.

  13. Knowledge, attitude and practice for breast cancer risk factors and screening modalities in staff nurses of Ayub teaching hospital Abbottabad

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    Background: Breast cancer is the commonest cancer modality in female worldwide. Avoiding the risk factors can reduce its incidence and adhering to screening and early detection can reduce its mortality. A sufficient knowledge regarding the risk factors and screening modalities is therefore essential. We assessed the knowledge level about these parameters in our staff nurses. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire survey was performed. Knowledge regarding the risk factors and screening modalities were categorised into good, fair, poor and very poor categories. Results: Knowledge regarding most of the factors was found to be fair. A few things were termed as good knowledge like role of breast-feeding in protecting against breast cancer. Practice regarding the screening modalities was not satisfactory. Only a few nurses had good knowledge of the risk factors and screening modalities. Practice of the Screening modalities was also poor. Conclusion: There is a need to improve the nursing curriculum, training at the workplace and motivate them for screening practices. They should be encouraged to talk to their patients and their female attendants about prevention and early detection of breast cancer. (author)

  14. Identification of Data Element Categories for Clinical Nursing Information Systems via Information Analysis of Nursing Practice

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    In order to empirically identify data elements for content of a Clinical Nursing Information System serving cardiovascular nurses, the question “What supplemental information (or data, or knowledge) do nurses seek in order to make decisions about patient care?” was asked. Data was collected from nurses working all shifts in three different agencies: a community hospital, a large private teaching hospital, and a large public teaching hospital. For each instance of supplemental information-seek...

  15. 42 CFR 484.30 - Condition of participation: Skilled nursing services.

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    ...furnishes skilled nursing services by or under...supervision of a registered nurse and in accordance... The registered nurse makes the initial...reevaluates the patient's nursing needs, initiates...and teaches other nursing personnel. (b...licensed practical nurse. The...

  16. Evaluation of a computer-based teaching programme (CBTP developed for student nurses in an oncology clinical setting

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    Jacobus A Venter

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available A computer-based teaching programme (CBTP was developed after a comprehensive review of the literature with regard to learning, learning theories, traditional and student-centred styles and approaches, teaching through hypermedia and computer-based teaching. Opsomming ’n Rekenaargebaseerde onderrigprogram (RGOP is na ’n omvattende literatuurstudie oor leer, leerteorieë, -style en benaderings, tradisionele-, studentgesentreerde- en onderrig deur hipermedia, en rekenaargebaseerde onderrig ontwikkel, met die doel om ’n onderrigbenadering te implementeer waar studentverpleegkundiges die geleentheid gegun word om verantwoordelikheid vir leer te aanvaar, leerbehoeftes te identifiseer en ’n diep benadering tot leer te volg. *Please note: This is a reduced version of the abstract. Please refer to PDF for full text.

  17. Nursing instructors' and male nursing students' perceptions of undergraduate, classroom nursing education.

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    Dyck, Jeff M; Oliffe, John; Phinney, Alison; Garrett, Bernie

    2009-08-01

    Attrition rates of male nursing students exceed those of females yet the experiences of male students in nursing school are poorly understood. This interpretive ethnographic study explored the experiences of male nursing students and female nursing instructors in the context of classroom education. Data collection consisted of participant observation of classroom teaching sessions followed by interviews with six male nursing students who were participants in the classes and six female nursing instructors who taught the classes. Themes resulting from data analysis addressed men's roles in the nursing classroom and the culture of nursing education. The theme of "nursing like a real man" was characterized by men's reliance on roles and behaviours associated with traditional masculinities including leadership, assertiveness and risk-taking. The theme of "masculinities in a feminine place" captured the gendered culture of nursing education which manifested in stereotypes and a sexualized identity, where men saw themselves as accommodated but not integrated. "Diversity between masculine and feminine" communicated the incongruity between men's educational preferences and the techniques that predominate in nursing education. These findings suggest that nursing instructors need to consider gender in their teaching practice, avoid parody or stereotypes of masculinities, and reject assumptions that male students are homogeneous. PMID:19269071

  18. The examination of the effect of nurse care to the quality of care and to the patient satisfaction which is given through the standards

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    Gül Ertem

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available This examination is planned as an analytical, partial and experimantal examination targeting women normally given birth in order to examine the effect of nurse care to the patient satisfaction and quality of care which is given in ‘’postpartum’’ period. The examination is naturally formed by 470 normally given birth women in the ministry of health of the Turkish Republic Dr.Ekrem Hayri Üstündag woman Diseases and Maternity Hospital between 01.04.2002 / 15.08.2003. The sample of the examination is farmed by 70 women chosen through an ‘’impossible sample’’ method among women (between 20-30 ages,who are unless primary school graduate given birth in the Turkish Republic Ministry of Health Dr.Ekrem Hayri Üstündag woman diseases and maternity hospital between 01.04.2003-15.08.2003. Women are matched with two groups:an experiment (35 persons and a control of ( 35 person the examination is explained to the women by the researcher and their oral approval is taken for their participation. In the evaluation of thedatas received,number percentage,’’ki’’square,The test of the importance of the difference between two averages double directed ‘’varyans’’analysis and bonferroni test. There has been no noticeabledifferences found concerning women’s socio-demographic characteristics participating to the experiment and to control groups.Experiment and control groups considering their nurse care have founded that the average number to reach the target is 67.62 ± 4,20 for the control groups and the differences (student test among the average numbers to reach the target taken by the experiment and control grups for each standarts are considered statistically meaningful (t=0.000, p<0.0001The distribution of women is examined according to their satisfaction of the nurse care they had taken in the hospital and it is considered that women in the experiment group is satisfied about nurse care.The difference between the two groups is considered statistically meaningful. (x2=30.600, SD=2,P=0.000<0.05. Acording to the sesults of the examination it is precised that standard nurse care increases patient satisfaction in reaching targeted final criterias.It is proposed for the increase of the quality of care given to the patients and the improvement of the nursing standards for every age and for every patient for providing practical use of these in the clinics and for providing studies examining the effect of the care quality.

  19. Reflexión sobre el ejercicio docente de enfermería en nuestros días / Reflection upon the practice of the teaching of nursing in our times

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    Esperanza, Palencia.

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, y adaptándonos a los cambios constantes de nuestra época, la docencia en enfermería debe tener como objetivo primordial la promoción de la inteligencia general en los alumnos a través de la cooperación y la comunicación efectiva, donde se utilice el modelo del náufrago, la dialécti [...] ca entre la teoría y la práctica, la racionalidad práctico-crítica, para lograr la contextualización de los saberes, dejando a un lado el modelo tecnológico o positivista y abandonando el modelo del astronauta. La necesidad de cambio en enfermería también incluye una transformación curricular y de la estructura educativa de nuestras universidades, que le permita al profesorado ser más activo en la elaboración de los programas educativos, para que éstos se adapten efectivamente a las condiciones particulares de un contexto determinado, como pueden ser un hospital, un ambulatorio, la comunidad o el aula, con la finalidad de que se fomente en el docente una actualización académica constante, que le permita reflexionar sobre su acción educativa y sobre las dificultades reales según su experiencia práctica. Abstract in english The present day’s conception of nursing teaching has to adapt to the constant changes in our epoch. Its primordial aim should be promotion of the general understanding by pupils through cooperation and effective communication with the utilization of the shipwreck model, the theory and praxis dialect [...] ic and the practical critical rationality to achieve the contextualization of knowledge, leaving behind both the technological or positive model and the model of the astronaut. The necessity of change exists in nursing and includes the necessary curricular and educational structural changes in our universities enabling teachers to be more active in the set-up of educational programs effectively adapted to the particular conditions of a given context, like those of a hospital, a clinic, community or classroom. Accordingly encouragement should be given to constant academic actualization enabling the reflection about educational action and the real difficulties encountered in practical experience.

  20. Reflexión sobre el ejercicio docente de enfermería en nuestros días Reflection upon the practice of the teaching of nursing in our times

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    Esperanza Palencia

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, y adaptándonos a los cambios constantes de nuestra época, la docencia en enfermería debe tener como objetivo primordial la promoción de la inteligencia general en los alumnos a través de la cooperación y la comunicación efectiva, donde se utilice el modelo del náufrago, la dialéctica entre la teoría y la práctica, la racionalidad práctico-crítica, para lograr la contextualización de los saberes, dejando a un lado el modelo tecnológico o positivista y abandonando el modelo del astronauta. La necesidad de cambio en enfermería también incluye una transformación curricular y de la estructura educativa de nuestras universidades, que le permita al profesorado ser más activo en la elaboración de los programas educativos, para que éstos se adapten efectivamente a las condiciones particulares de un contexto determinado, como pueden ser un hospital, un ambulatorio, la comunidad o el aula, con la finalidad de que se fomente en el docente una actualización académica constante, que le permita reflexionar sobre su acción educativa y sobre las dificultades reales según su experiencia práctica.The present day’s conception of nursing teaching has to adapt to the constant changes in our epoch. Its primordial aim should be promotion of the general understanding by pupils through cooperation and effective communication with the utilization of the shipwreck model, the theory and praxis dialectic and the practical critical rationality to achieve the contextualization of knowledge, leaving behind both the technological or positive model and the model of the astronaut. The necessity of change exists in nursing and includes the necessary curricular and educational structural changes in our universities enabling teachers to be more active in the set-up of educational programs effectively adapted to the particular conditions of a given context, like those of a hospital, a clinic, community or classroom. Accordingly encouragement should be given to constant academic actualization enabling the reflection about educational action and the real difficulties encountered in practical experience.

  1. Valoración del proceso docente educativo en los estudiantes de primer año de Licenciatura en Enfermería / Valorations about the educative-teaching process First academic year Nursing major

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    Silvia, Alonso Pérez; Mercedes, López Álvarez; Adelfa, Cueto Mena; Mirna, Moreno Lazo; Francisco, Machado Reyes.

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    Full Text Available La educación cubana ha obtenido logros incuestionables que la ubican en un lugar cimero en América Latina y el mundo, por ello se realizó una investigación prospectiva con el objetivo de valorar las consideraciones de los estudiantes para enfrentar el proceso docente educativo en la carrera de Enfer [...] mería de primer año del nuevo Modelo Pedagógico, en la sede central en el año 2007. La información se obtuvo a través de una encuesta aplicada a 91 estudiantes, y contempla las siguientes variables: vía de ingreso, tiempo dedicado al estudio, atención brindada por los profesores, periodicidad de los encuentros comprobatorios, consulta a docentes y exámenes de premios, así como las asignaturas de mayor complejidad y el dominio de los Proyectos Integrales de Trabajo Educativo. Con relación a los resultados, el mayor por ciento refirió que siempre le brinda atención a las diferencias individuales, en cuanto a la consulta docente la mayoría refirió que reciben ayuda suficiente en ella. Con respecto a la información sobre los exámenes de premio la mayoría afirma que recibe la información al inicio de la asignatura, referente a la calidad de la actividad docente el mayor por ciento la consideró buena, así como la existencia de criterios positivos sobre el conocimiento del Proyecto Integral de Trabajo Educativo. Abstract in english Medical Education in Cuba has achieved unquestionable successes situating it in a top place in Latin-America and in the World , thus a prospective research aimed at assessing the opinions of the students to face the educative-teaching process in nursing major ( 1st academic year) of the new pedagogi [...] cal model at the central venue in 2007 was conducted. The information was obtained by means of a survey to 91 students having the variates : way of admission, time dedicated to individual study, professors' attention, periodicity of meetings to check the development of skills, teaching consults, reward examinations and the subjects having greater complexity and knowledge of the Comprehensive Projects of Educative Work. In relation to the results, the greatest percentage answered that they always received professors' attention where individual differences are considered, with regard to the teaching consults the majority referred they are of great help. Regarding the information about the reward examinations they stated the information is given when the subject is taught for the first time, concerning the quality of the teaching activity the greatest percentage considered it as good, positive criteria about the Comprehensive Project of Educative Work were given.

  2. Valoración del proceso docente educativo en los estudiantes de primer año de Licenciatura en Enfermería Valorations about the educative-teaching process First academic year Nursing major

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    Silvia Alonso Pérez

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    Full Text Available La educación cubana ha obtenido logros incuestionables que la ubican en un lugar cimero en América Latina y el mundo, por ello se realizó una investigación prospectiva con el objetivo de valorar las consideraciones de los estudiantes para enfrentar el proceso docente educativo en la carrera de Enfermería de primer año del nuevo Modelo Pedagógico, en la sede central en el año 2007. La información se obtuvo a través de una encuesta aplicada a 91 estudiantes, y contempla las siguientes variables: vía de ingreso, tiempo dedicado al estudio, atención brindada por los profesores, periodicidad de los encuentros comprobatorios, consulta a docentes y exámenes de premios, así como las asignaturas de mayor complejidad y el dominio de los Proyectos Integrales de Trabajo Educativo. Con relación a los resultados, el mayor por ciento refirió que siempre le brinda atención a las diferencias individuales, en cuanto a la consulta docente la mayoría refirió que reciben ayuda suficiente en ella. Con respecto a la información sobre los exámenes de premio la mayoría afirma que recibe la información al inicio de la asignatura, referente a la calidad de la actividad docente el mayor por ciento la consideró buena, así como la existencia de criterios positivos sobre el conocimiento del Proyecto Integral de Trabajo Educativo.Medical Education in Cuba has achieved unquestionable successes situating it in a top place in Latin-America and in the World , thus a prospective research aimed at assessing the opinions of the students to face the educative-teaching process in nursing major ( 1st academic year of the new pedagogical model at the central venue in 2007 was conducted. The information was obtained by means of a survey to 91 students having the variates : way of admission, time dedicated to individual study, professors' attention, periodicity of meetings to check the development of skills, teaching consults, reward examinations and the subjects having greater complexity and knowledge of the Comprehensive Projects of Educative Work. In relation to the results, the greatest percentage answered that they always received professors' attention where individual differences are considered, with regard to the teaching consults the majority referred they are of great help. Regarding the information about the reward examinations they stated the information is given when the subject is taught for the first time, concerning the quality of the teaching activity the greatest percentage considered it as good, positive criteria about the Comprehensive Project of Educative Work were given.

  3. Professional Ethical Competence in nursing: the role of nursing instructors

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    Fariba Borhani; Fatemeh Alhani; Easa Mohammadi; Abbas Abbaszadeh

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    Teaching ethics to nurses leads to their involvement in providing high quality care, enable them to duly encounter ethical issues. One of the key elements of educational systems is nursing instructors. Even though lots of studies show the role of instructors in students' learning, their role in promotion of professional ethics has been attended to less.The objective of this study is surveying the experience of nursing students with respect to the role of instructors in promotion of profession...

  4. Competency of nurse educators in genetics/genomics knowledge

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    Margot R. De Sevo

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    Full Text Available Background: The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and The Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Nursing: Competencies, Curricula Guidelines, and Outcome Indicators both include competencies expected of nurses working in the 21st century. This research study investigates whether professors currently teaching in baccalaureate programs in the United States possess the knowledge needed to educate nursing students about essential genetics/genomics concepts. Methods: A random sampling of baccalaureate schools of nursing in the United States was performed. Nurse educators teaching in those schools were asked via three email contacts to complete a 15 item multiple choice questionnaire aimed at testing their knowledge of genetics/genomics. Of the 650 potential subjects, 117 baccalaureate educators completed the questionnaires. Descriptive analyses were performed on the data. Results: The percent of the 15 items that each of the 117 subjects correctly answered was calculated: mean – 53.3%, median – 53.3%, standard deviation – 14.4. Only 4 of 15 questions were answered correctly by more than 75% of the total subject pool. Although the sample sizes were small, the t-test result was significant (p = 0.005 between the scores of 26 faculty who responded that they had taken a course in genetics beyond general college biology and the 91 faculty who had not received additional genetics/genomics education. Conclusion: In general, the educators exhibited a paucity of genetic information, much of which is important for nursing care and practice. This study’s findings support the need for nursing faculty to improve their genetics/genomics knowledge base. It was clear from the survey results that taking an additional genetics course beyond biology positively influenced the knowledge of those who responded.

  5. Ensino de enfermagem em Lajeado, RS: resgate histórico / Nursing teaching in Lajeado, RS: a historical recover / Enseñanza de enfermería en Lajeado, RS: rescate historico

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    Giselda Veronice, Hahn; Justina Inês Brunetto Verruck, Acker; Ana Paula, Wagner; Queli de Assis, Trombini.

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisa qualitativa histórica, cujo objetivo foi resgatar a trajetória do ensino de Enfermagem no município de Lajeado, a partir da segunda metade do século passado. Utilizou-se como dados primários História Oral e como secundários, documentos, que foram analisados conforme a Análise de Conteúdo de [...] Bardin. Os sujeitos foram alunos, professores e coordenadores de cursos de enfermagem. A profissionalização da enfermagem, na forma de cursos formais e informais, se intensificou nos últimos 50 anos, atendendo ao modelo político-econômico vigente. Os trabalhadores eram precariamente preparados e desenvolviam funções subalternas aos demais profissionais da saúde, ou seja, buscavam responder aos interesses dos médicos e dirigentes institucionais. Porém, a iniciativa de escolas e a atuação de diversos profissionais têm modificando esta realidade na região. Abstract in spanish Investigación cualitativa histórica, cuyo objetivo ha sido rescatar la trayectoria de la enseñanza de Enfermería en el municipio de Lajeado, desde la segunda mitad del siglo pasado. Como datos primarios se ha utilizado la Historia Oral y como secundarios los documentos, éstos analisados de acuerdo c [...] on el Análisis del Contenido de Cardin. Los sujetos fueron alumnos, profesores, y coordinadores de los cursos de Enfermería. El profesionalismo de Enfermería ha sido intenso en los últimos 50 años, a causa del modelo político-económico, y fue hecho con cursos formales e informales. Los trabajadores eran escasamente preparados, desarrollaban funciones subalternas para los otros profesionales de salud y buscaban responder a los intereses de médicos y dirigentes institucionales. Pero, la iniciativa de escuelas y la actuación de distintos profesionales ha cambiado esta realidad en la región. Abstract in english Historical qualitative research whose aim has been to recover nursing teaching path in the Brazilian town of Lajeado/RS, from the second half of the twentieth century. Oral history has been used as primary data, and the second ones have been documents that have been analysed according to Bardin's Co [...] ntent Analysis. The subjects were heads, teachers and students of nursing courses. In the past 50 years, the professionalization of nursing was intensive, serving to the current political and economic model, in the form of formal and informal courses. Workers would be ill prepared, subservient to other health professionals and would try to work for doctors and institutional directors. However, school initiative and professionals working in various areas began to change this reality in the region.

  6. Ensino de enfermagem em Lajeado, RS: resgate histórico Enseñanza de enfermería en Lajeado, RS: rescate historico Nursing teaching in Lajeado, RS: a historical recover

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    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisa qualitativa histórica, cujo objetivo foi resgatar a trajetória do ensino de Enfermagem no município de Lajeado, a partir da segunda metade do século passado. Utilizou-se como dados primários História Oral e como secundários, documentos, que foram analisados conforme a Análise de Conteúdo de Bardin. Os sujeitos foram alunos, professores e coordenadores de cursos de enfermagem. A profissionalização da enfermagem, na forma de cursos formais e informais, se intensificou nos últimos 50 anos, atendendo ao modelo político-econômico vigente. Os trabalhadores eram precariamente preparados e desenvolviam funções subalternas aos demais profissionais da saúde, ou seja, buscavam responder aos interesses dos médicos e dirigentes institucionais. Porém, a iniciativa de escolas e a atuação de diversos profissionais têm modificando esta realidade na região.Investigación cualitativa histórica, cuyo objetivo ha sido rescatar la trayectoria de la enseñanza de Enfermería en el municipio de Lajeado, desde la segunda mitad del siglo pasado. Como datos primarios se ha utilizado la Historia Oral y como secundarios los documentos, éstos analisados de acuerdo con el Análisis del Contenido de Cardin. Los sujetos fueron alumnos, profesores, y coordinadores de los cursos de Enfermería. El profesionalismo de Enfermería ha sido intenso en los últimos 50 años, a causa del modelo político-económico, y fue hecho con cursos formales e informales. Los trabajadores eran escasamente preparados, desarrollaban funciones subalternas para los otros profesionales de salud y buscaban responder a los intereses de médicos y dirigentes institucionales. Pero, la iniciativa de escuelas y la actuación de distintos profesionales ha cambiado esta realidad en la región.Historical qualitative research whose aim has been to recover nursing teaching path in the Brazilian town of Lajeado/RS, from the second half of the twentieth century. Oral history has been used as primary data, and the second ones have been documents that have been analysed according to Bardin's Content Analysis. The subjects were heads, teachers and students of nursing courses. In the past 50 years, the professionalization of nursing was intensive, serving to the current political and economic model, in the form of formal and informal courses. Workers would be ill prepared, subservient to other health professionals and would try to work for doctors and institutional directors. However, school initiative and professionals working in various areas began to change this reality in the region.

  7. Panorama brasileiro do ensino de Enfermagem On-line / A panorama of Brazil's online nursing teaching / Panorama brasileño de la enseñanza de Enfermería vía On-line

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    Rita de Cassia Vieira, Rodrigues; Heloisa Helena Ciqueto, Peres.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar os cursos de Ensino Superior Nacional de EAD por área de concentração, região geográfica, nível de formação e os cursos de EAD no ensino superior de Enfermagem. O método adotado foi um estudo exploratório descritivo em que foi realizado um levantamento nos sit [...] es e portais governamentais e não-governamentais relacionados à educação nacional e EAD das Instituições de Ensino Superior (IES) que praticam EAD. Nos resultados foram identificados apenas dois cursos de pós-graduação lato sensu oferecidos especificamente em Enfermagem. Assim, há necessidade de maior investimento das IES de Enfermagem na criação e avaliação de cursos de EAD, bem como de infra-estrutura e de implementação de uma política de capacitação tecnológica. Abstract in spanish El objetivo de este estudio fue identificar los cursos de Enseñanza Superior Nacional de la Educación a Distancia (EAD) por área de concentración, región geográfica, nivel de formación y los cursos de EAD en la enseñanza superior de Enfermería. El método adoptado fue un estudio exploratorio descript [...] ivo en el que se llevó a cabo un levantamiento en los sitios y páginas web gubernamentales y no gubernamentales relacionados a la educación nacional y a la EAD de las Instituciones de Enseñanza Superior (IES) que practican EAD. En los resultados fueron identificados apenas dos cursos de post-grado lato sensu ofrecidos específicamente en Enfermería. De este modo, hay necesidad de mayor inversión de las IES de Enfermería en la creación y evaluación de cursos de EAD, así como de infraestructura e implementación de una política de capacitación tecnológica. Abstract in english The aim of this study was to identify the National Superior Teaching courses in distance education by concentration area, geographic region, graduation level and distance education Nursing courses in higher education. The method used was an exploratory descriptive study in which was carried out a su [...] rvey in government and non-government sites and portals related to national and distance education of higher education schools that offer distance education. The results identified only two latu sensu Graduate courses that offer Nursing specifically. Thus Nursing higher education schools must invest more on creating and evaluating distance education courses, as well as on infra-structure and on the implementation of a policy of technological capacity-building.

  8. Ensino de educação nos cursos de graduação em enfermagem Enseñanza de educación en los cursos de grado en enfermería Teaching of education in undergraduate nursing courses

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    Alva Helena de Almeida

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available O estudo analisou a produção bibliográfica sobre a temática educação em saúde e as repercussões sobre o ensino na graduação em enfermagem. Utilizou-se descritores selecionados nas bases LILACS, PERIENF e BDENF. Classificou-se as referências em quatro categorias: ensino, assistência, produção científica e acadêmica stricto sensu. Os resultados revelaram: a importância da temática educativa na prática social da enfermagem, para o que se evidencia não só a preocupação com a formação do educando, mas inclusive a do docente; apesar do esforço na graduação para o preparo do enfermeiro para as ações educativas, este é avaliado como inadequado; as práticas educativas, tanto em estudos classificados na categoria ensino quanto na assistencial, se mostraram referenciados na abordagem biomédica, com enfoque nos aspectos preventivos.Este estudio analizó la producción bibliográfica sobre la temática educación en salud y las repercusiones sobre la enseñanza en graduación en enfermería. Los descriptores utilizados fueron seleccionados en las bases LILACS, PERIENF y BDENF. Las referencias fueron clasificadas en cuatro categorías: enseñanza, asistencia, producción científica y académica stricto sensu. Los resultados revelaron: la importancia de la temática educativa en la práctica social de enfermería, para lo que se evidencia no solo la preocupación con la formación del educando, mas inclusive la del docente; a pesar del esfuerzo en la graduación para la preparación del enfermero para las acciones educativas, ese es evaluado como inadecuado; las prácticas educativas, tanto en estudios de la categoría enseñanza cuanto de la asistencial, se mostraron referenciadas en el abordaje biomédico cuyo enfoque son los aspectos preventivos.This study reviewed the literature on the health education subject and the impact on education in undergraduate nursing. Descriptors were selected in LILACS, PERIENF and BDENF bases. References were classified into four categories: education, care, scientific production and stricto sensu academic production. The results showed: the importance of educational issues in the nursing social practice, for what there is concern with the student and the teacher education; in spite of the effort in the undergraduation to prepare nurses for the educative actions, this is considered insufficient; the educative practices, in both teaching and care categories, are based on the biomedical model, with focus on preventive aspects.

  9. Ensino de educação nos cursos de graduação em enfermagem / Teaching of education in undergraduate nursing courses / Enseñanza de educación en los cursos de grado en enfermería

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    Alva Helena de, Almeida; Cássia Baldini, Soares.

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available O estudo analisou a produção bibliográfica sobre a temática educação em saúde e as repercussões sobre o ensino na graduação em enfermagem. Utilizou-se descritores selecionados nas bases LILACS, PERIENF e BDENF. Classificou-se as referências em quatro categorias: ensino, assistência, produção científ [...] ica e acadêmica stricto sensu. Os resultados revelaram: a importância da temática educativa na prática social da enfermagem, para o que se evidencia não só a preocupação com a formação do educando, mas inclusive a do docente; apesar do esforço na graduação para o preparo do enfermeiro para as ações educativas, este é avaliado como inadequado; as práticas educativas, tanto em estudos classificados na categoria ensino quanto na assistencial, se mostraram referenciados na abordagem biomédica, com enfoque nos aspectos preventivos. Abstract in spanish Este estudio analizó la producción bibliográfica sobre la temática educación en salud y las repercusiones sobre la enseñanza en graduación en enfermería. Los descriptores utilizados fueron seleccionados en las bases LILACS, PERIENF y BDENF. Las referencias fueron clasificadas en cuatro categorías: e [...] nseñanza, asistencia, producción científica y académica stricto sensu. Los resultados revelaron: la importancia de la temática educativa en la práctica social de enfermería, para lo que se evidencia no solo la preocupación con la formación del educando, mas inclusive la del docente; a pesar del esfuerzo en la graduación para la preparación del enfermero para las acciones educativas, ese es evaluado como inadecuado; las prácticas educativas, tanto en estudios de la categoría enseñanza cuanto de la asistencial, se mostraron referenciadas en el abordaje biomédico cuyo enfoque son los aspectos preventivos. Abstract in english This study reviewed the literature on the health education subject and the impact on education in undergraduate nursing. Descriptors were selected in LILACS, PERIENF and BDENF bases. References were classified into four categories: education, care, scientific production and stricto sensu academic pr [...] oduction. The results showed: the importance of educational issues in the nursing social practice, for what there is concern with the student and the teacher education; in spite of the effort in the undergraduation to prepare nurses for the educative actions, this is considered insufficient; the educative practices, in both teaching and care categories, are based on the biomedical model, with focus on preventive aspects.

  10. Presentation skills for nurses.

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    Foulkes, Mark

    2015-02-18

    This article emphasises the importance of effective presentation skills. Such skills allow nurses to share knowledge and expertise and to communicate clearly in a range of workplace scenarios. Nurses are increasingly being asked to present in formal and informal situations, such as conferences, poster presentations, job interviews, case reports and ward-based teaching. This article explores the principles underpinning the development of these skills, discusses the situations in which they could be applied and demonstrates how nurses might improve and develop as presenters. PMID:25690236

  11. Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

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    Intute's Nursing, Midwifery, and Health professional pages is a free online resource that provides information skills for nurses, midwives, and health visitors, allowing them to make practical use of the Internet in their work. The site contains key Internet resources to support the study, teaching, and/or research for nurses, midwives, and health visitors. For those completely unfamiliar with the Web world, the site also contains a glossary to help demystify some Internet terminology.

  12. Computer Training for Nurse Managers

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    Bauer, Carol A.; Arnold, Jean M.

    1987-01-01

    A training course in advanced microcomputer applications for nurse managers is described. The proposed course is based on using a wish list of computer applications. The authors' experiences in teaching a basic computer course and the evaluations of the participants in that course were also incorporated into the course were content and methodology. By combining microcomputer expertise in nursing administration and nursing education, the authors were able to collaboratively plan an advanced mi...

  13. The role of the nurse lecturer in clinical practice in the Republic of Ireland.

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    McSharry, Edel; McGloin, Helen; Frizzell, Anne Marie; Winters-O'Donnell, Lisa

    2010-07-01

    Undergraduate nurse education in Ireland transferred into the third level sector in 2002. As a result nurse lecturers are expected to develop a model of clinical practice that enables them to be involved in practice and its development while maintaining their own nursing expertise and credibility [An Bord Altranais, 2005. Requirements and Standards for Nurse Registration Education Programmes, third ed. An Bord Altranais, Dublin]. In light of this the researchers set out to explore the perceptions of the nurse lecturers' role in clinical practice among nurse lecturers, preceptors, clinical nurse managers, clinical placement co-ordinators and students. A qualitative research design using focus groups was chosen. A purposive sampling strategy generated the sample for 5 in-depth focus group interviews with the aforementioned key stakeholders and the data was thematically analysed. Five themes emerged which centred on the maintenance of lecturers' clinical credibility, the lecturers' role as a resource to clinical staff, teaching and assessing students in practice, the value of fostering relationships in practice and role duplication. The findings from this study supports the anecdotal evidence that confusion exists around the role but more importantly it gives the nurse lecturer population guidance on how to develop the role in partnership with the various stakeholders in a way that supports the nursing students and clinical staff in practice in an effective manner. PMID:19850523

  14. 42 CFR 57.311 - Cancellation of nursing student loans for disability or death.

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    2010-10-01

    ...Cancellation of nursing student loans for disability...FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES, EDUCATIONAL...IMPROVEMENTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS Nursing Student...Cancellation of nursing student loans for disability...permanently and totally disabled on...

  15. Learning to practice the discipline of nursing.

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    Mitchell, Gail J

    2002-07-01

    This column addresses the issues of teaching and growing the discipline of nursing. Experiences of two undergraduate nursing students highlight the benefits and opportunities that accompany the teaching of nursing theories in undergraduate programs. The 3rd-year baccalaureate students, Kendra Fitzsimmons and Elspeth Ferguson, submitted papers from their York University nursing program to help demonstrate key points in this column. Their papers show thoughtful critique and passionate belief in nursing as a discipline and a basic science. Kudos to them and the faculty who inspired them. PMID:12125531

  16. Main Street: Teaching Elementary School Students Standards-Based Urban Geography.

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    Hurt, Douglas A.

    1997-01-01

    Describes a lesson plan that uses Main Street images of three towns to encourage students to recognize and compare human and physical characteristics of places. The lesson teaches the geographic concepts of site (absolute location) and situation (relative location) as well as introducing students to urban geography. (MJP)

  17. Using Seminars to Teach the Common Core's Speaking and Listening Standards

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    Roberts, Terry; Billings, Laura

    2011-01-01

    As educators, the authors know the importance of teaching reading and writing, but they often overlook speaking and listening skills. They believe that if they have class discussions on a regular basis, students are "naturally" learning to speak and to listen. However, that is not the case. On the contrary, speaking and listening skills are ones…

  18. Analyzing Social Issues Related to Teaching about the Federal Budget, Federal Debt, and Budget Deficit in Fifty State High School Social Studies Standards

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    Marri, Anand R.; Crocco, Margaret S.; Shuttleworth, Jay; Gaudelli, William; Grolnick, Maureen

    2012-01-01

    This study of all fifty state, high school social studies curriculum standards found a lack of attention in the vast majority of state standards to the federal budget, federal debt, and budget deficit, topics of significant concern. These concepts are important to teaching about economics in the United States since they lie at the center of…

  19. Sistemas estandarizados de lenguaje de la enfermería en sección de pósteres / Standard System of nursing language in poster session / Sistemas padronizados de linguagem da enfermagem em sessão pôster

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    Karolina Vitorelli, Diniz Lima Fagundes; Lucélia, Terra Jonas; Nathália Chantal, Magalhães da Silva; Ana Mariele, de Souza; Marina, Bortoletto Cossulin; Maria Angélica, Mendes.

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho contempla a experiência vivida na disciplina de Fundamentos de Enfermagem ao utilizar a Sessão Pôster como estratégia de ensino aprendizagem. Tal abordagem se impõe devido à constante discussão acerca dos problemas nas estratégias de ensino, bem como pela necessidade de inovações [...] nesse campo. O objetivo deste trabalho é relatar a experiência vivida por docentes de uma Instituição Pública da região Sul de Minas Gerais, Brasil, com a aplicação de uma técnica de ensino inovadora, direcionada a alunos do quarto semestre da graduação em enfermagem. Esse intento foi alcançado mediante a elaboração de um relato de caso. A análise da estratégia comprovou alto índice de aceitação da Sessão Pôster pelos discentes, que alegaram estímulo ao trabalho em equipe, aprimoramento da comunicação em grupo, preparo para apresentações em eventos e produção de publicações como principais qualidades do método. Abstract in spanish Este trabajo reflexiona sobre la experiencia vivida en la asignatura Fundamentos de Enfermería de una institución pública del Brasil, en la cual se emplea la Sección de Pósteres Científicos como una estrategia de enseñanza y aprendizaje. El abordaje se presentó por la constante discusión acerca de l [...] os problemas en las estrategias de enseñanza, así como por la necesidad de innovaciones en esta área. El objetivo de este estudio fue reportar la experiencia vivida por docentes de una institución pública de la región sur del Estado de Minas Gerais, en Brasil, con la aplicación de una innovadora técnica didáctica, direccionada a alumnos de cuarto semestre de la Carrera de Enfermería. El propósito se alcanzó mediante la realización de un reporte de caso. La evaluación de la estrategia ha comprobado un alto índice de aceptación de la Sección de Pósteres por parte de los estudiantes, quienes afirmaron que se evidenció el estímulo hacia el trabajo en equipo, la mejora en la comunicación en grupos, la preparación para presentaciones en eventos y la producción de publicaciones como sus principales beneficios. Abstract in english This paper discusses the use of a poster session as a teaching strategy in a Nursing Fundamentals class. Motivation for this research was the constant discussion on teaching strategies that arise in the field. The aim of this study was to report the results of application of this innovative teaching [...] technique in a college in south of Minas Gerais State, Brazil, with students from fourth semester of undergraduate nursing school. Results showed a high satisfaction rate by students with the method. They pointed out positive outcomes such as stimulating teamwork, improving group communication, enhancing preparation for presentations at events and providing opportunity to produce papers.

  20. Ethics in oncology nursing

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    Nermin ERSOY

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In the process of cancer treatment and care, the ethical duties of the cancer nurses contribute to preventing ethical dilemmas, resolving ethical problems, and most importantly maintaining an ethical cancer care system. The ethical duties of humanistic caregiving, disclosure, honesty, relief of pain and suffering, fair distribution of resources, provision of adequate palliative care, and assistance to patients and families for imminent death, which are the hallmarks of oncology nursing, are justified by the values, professional standards and the contemporary roles of nursing. Therefore, ethical competency of the oncology nurse is an inevitable requirement.

  1. Intervención docente y aprendizaje en asignaturas fundamentales de la Enfermería Teaching intervention and learning in fundamental subjects of Nursing

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    Ma. Martha Marín Laredo

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo surge de la inquietud basada en la experiencia en el campo laboral del sector salud y, sobre todo, en la adquirida en el ámbito educativo, donde se detectaron debilidades en la relación intervención docente y aprendizaje, de docentes y alumnos, en procedimientos de enfermería -asistenciales y preventivos- en la carrera de Licenciatura en Enfermería en la Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH, México. Lo anterior se ha observado especialmente en el 1º y 2º nivel de atención, en las instituciones de salud, donde los estudiantes tienen que aplicar las competencias adquiridas durante su formación. Por tal motivo surgió la necesidad de evaluar el proceso de aprendizaje de los estudiantes de las asignaturas Elementos Básicos de Enfermería y Enfermería en Salud Pública, que se cursan en el 2º. Semestre de la carrera y que son fundamentales en la formación de las (o enfermeras (o. De esta manera se evaluó el carácter que adquiere la intervención docente durante el proceso de aprendizaje de los alumnos de enfermería. Los resultados cuantitativos y cualitativos se constituyen en elementos de reflexión y análisis para incidir en cambios en la intervención docente, pues es un reflejo sistematizado de lo que ocurre en el proceso de formación de la carrera de enfermería.The present work arises from the worry based on the experience in the labor field of the sector health and, mainly, in the one acquired in the educational environment, where weaknesses were detected in the educational intervention and learning relationship, of teachers and students, in Nursery procedures - assistance and preventive - in the career of Degree in Nursery in the Michoacan University of San Nicolas of Hidalgo (MUSNH, Mexico. The above-mentioned has been observed especially in the 1º and 2º level of attention, in the institutions of health, where the students have to apply the acquired skills during their formations. For such a reason, the necessity arose of evaluating the students' learning process of the subjects "Basic Elements of Nursery" and "Nursery in Public Health" that are being studied in the 2º. Semester of the career and that are fundamental in the formation of both nurses and male nurses. This way, the character that acquires the educational intervention during the process of the nursery students' learning was evaluated. The quantitative and qualitative results are constituted in reflection elements and analysis to impact in changes in the educational intervention, because it is a systematized reflection of what happens in the process of formation of the Nursery career.

  2. La docencia en Enfermería en el municipio de Sagua la Grande. Villa Clara. (1965-2004) / The teaching of Nursing in Sagua la Grande municipality. (From1965 to 2004)

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    Nubia, Blanco Balbeito; Marina, Hernández Trejo; Ismenia, Domínguez Hernández; Marcela, Gallego Martí.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo retrospectivo de los procesos formativos de la Enfermería en el municipio de Sagua la Grande con la aplicación del método histórico lógico. Se realiza una breve síntesis del surgimiento de la enfermería y los hechos asociados a los procesos formativos del Técnico Me [...] dio, la Licenciatura en Enfermería y la preparación de Técnicos de Enfermería de otras nacionalidades. Se efectuó análisis documental de los libros de matrícula, informes del proceso docente educativo, ponencia sobre la historia del centro y se realizaron entrevistas a profesores fundadores. Hoy la Escuela de Enfermería "Lidia Doce Sánchez" se ha convertido en la Filial de Ciencias Médicas de Sagua la Grande, y constituye un centro que jerarquiza científica y metodológicamente la formación y perfeccionamiento de los técnicos y profesionales de las ciencias médicas en todo el territorio centro norte de la provincia Villa Clara. Abstract in english A retrospective descriptive study was carried out on the Nursing formative process of Sagua la Grande municipality, where the historical-logical method was applied. It is elaborated a brief synthesis about the beginnings of Nursing and other facts associated to the formation of the different formati [...] ve processes of Licensed Practical Nurses and the Bachelor in Nursing, as well as the preparation of Licensed Practical Nurses in other nationalities. A documental analysis was carried out on the student´s registers files, the teaching-learning process documents, and a paper about the history of the school. Professors and founding personnel were interviewed. At present, the "Lidia Doce" Nursing School has become the Health University Site of Sagua la Grande municipality and it is the center that leads the scientific and the methodological formation as well as the improvement of the health sciences technicians and professionals in the northern part of the province.

  3. Ethical standards for the occupational health-nursing practitioner regarding the HIV positive person in the workplace

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    A.C. Botes; Otto, M.

    2001-01-01

    The occupational health-nursing practitioner often becomes involved in ethical dilemmas with regard to the handling of HIV-positive people in the workplace in that the interests of the HIV-positive people conflict with the interests of the employer.

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  4. Does the Use of a Classification for Nursing Diagnoses Affect Nursing Students’ Choice of Nursing Interventions?

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    Falk, Joakim; Bjo?rvell, Catrin

    2012-01-01

    The Swedish health care system stands before an implementation of standardized language. The first classification of nursing diagnoses translated into Swedish, The NANDA, was released in January 2011. The aim of the present study was to examine whether the usage of the NANDA classification affected nursing students’ choice of nursing interventions. Thirty-three nursing students in a clinical setting were divided into two groups. The intervention group had access to the NANDA classification ...

  5. [Disaster and disaster nursing: from an education and research perspective].

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    Chen, Li-Chin; Fan, Jun-Yu

    2010-06-01

    Due to its geographic position and the effect of changes in both global and island-specific environments, Taiwan is an area highly prone to natural disasters. While responsibility for national disaster prevention and rescue are distributed amongst various authorities, healthcare agencies hold sole responsibility for the treatment of injuries sustained during disaster events. Disaster casualties require differing levels of medical assistance. In order to respond systematically to disaster events, the government should require that all healthcare facilities operate a hospital emergency incident command system (HEICS). Past experience shows the important role that nurses play in the disaster relief process. The 911 disaster in the United States both helped reorient the direction of nursing education and emphasized teaching practical strategies, standard operating procedures, and frequently asked questions for nurses. Recognizing the limited research done worldwide on disaster nursing, the World Society of Disaster Nursing (WSDN) was established in 2008 in Kobe, Japan. The main purposes of the WSDN is to promote international academic exchange, establish an Internet information exchange platform, and organize international disaster nursing related activities. The WSDN has suggested that future research may focus in on critical issues that include post-disaster health status follow-up, exploration of the healthcare needs and other issues of disaster survivors, care skills development, and the potential for development of cooperative support networks between medical institutions. PMID:20535673

  6. Proceso docente educativo en la carrera de enfermería Facultad de Ciencias Médicas. Pinar del Río, 1982-2006 / Teaching process of Nursing studies. Medical Science School, Pinar del Río, 1982-2006

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    Mercedes, López Álvarez; Esperanza, Pozo Madera; Caridad, Torres García; Liduvina, Álvarez Miranda; Silvia, Alonso Pérez.

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    Full Text Available En 1982 se inició la docencia en Licenciatura en Enfermería en nuestra provincia, por lo que se realizó un trabajo para valorar el comportamiento del Proceso Docente Educativo en la carrera hasta el 2006, a través de un estudio descriptivo y longitudinal del universo de estudiantes que han cursado e [...] studios en la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas "Dr. Ernesto Che Guevara de la Serna" de P. del Río. Los datos fueron obtenidos en el Departamento de Secretaría Docente, Dirección Provincial de Salud, Carrera de Enfermería, así como entrevista realizada a profesores, los datos fueron procesados en minicalculadoras y se presentaron en tablas, utilizando el método porcentual aritmético. La Licenciatura se inició con un total de 8 profesores y 22 estudiantes, y hoy contamos en la provincia con un total de 6168 graduados, la promoción obtenida en los cursos académicos ha sido correcta (generalmente superior al 90%). El curso 2005-2006 fue el de la primera graduación de Enfermeros Básicos y Técnicos Medio procedentes del Nuevo Modelo Pedagógico, así como la primera graduación de Técnicos Básicos en Urgencias Médicas, los estudiantes han mantenido la participación en actividades culturales, deportivas y científicas. Abstract in english In 1982 the teaching process of Nursing studies started in Pinar del Río, so a research is carried out to assess the behaviour of the Educative Teaching Process in Nursing major till 2006 through a descriptive and longitudinal study, taking as sample the students that have enrolled Nursing major at [...] "Ernesto Guevarade la Serna" Medical School. Data were collected from the Department of the General-Secretary, Provincial health Direction, the records of the Nursing major and interviewing professors; data were processed using minicalculators and showed in tables through percentage arithmetical method. Baccalaureate in Nursing began with a total of 8 professors and 22 students, nowadays the province has a total of 6168 nursing graduates. Promotion obtained in the academic courses has been correct (generally higher than 90%). In the academic course 2005-2006 was the first graduation of Basic Nurses and Technicians from the New Pedagogical Model as well as the first one of Basic Technicians in Emergency Medicine. Students have maintained a good participation in cultural, sports and scientific activities.

  7. Using the Nursing Interventions Classification as a Potential Measure of Nurse Workload

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    de Cordova, Pamela B.; Lucero, Robert J.; Hyun, Sookyung; Quinlan, Patricia; Price, Kwanza; Stone, Patricia W

    2010-01-01

    Standardized terminologies, such as the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) taxonomy, may be used in multiple ways to represent nursing constructs. This study is the first known to explore the NIC as a framework for the development of a nursing workload measure. While the NIC may not represent the complexity of nurses’ work, the classification system may represent uniformly the work of nurses in health information systems to yield reliable data for a nursing workload measure.

  8. Bringing nursing to the public.

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    Kazis, Cornelia; Schwendimann, René

    2009-11-01

    For the past 5 years, an unusual program has been evolving in the University of Basel's Institute of Nursing Science master's program in Basel, Switzerland. A special course designed to help nurses master public communication skills requires students to play the roles of journalist, exhibition curator, conference organizer, radio reporter, and news producer. Two faculty members, an experienced radio and newspaper journalist and a nurse scientist, teach and support the students. By developing their competence in media relations, participants prepare themselves to tackle the course's long-term goal of bringing the nursing profession into the public eye. PMID:19731893

  9. Teaching Structured Troubleshooting: Integrating a Standard Methodology into an Information Technology Program

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    Ross, Craig; Orr, R. Robert

    2009-01-01

    Troubleshooting skills are integral for the Information Technology professional. In order to address faculty concerns that students were not effectively learning required troubleshooting skills, a standardized troubleshooting methodology (the DECSAR Method) was created and integrated into the standard curriculum of a college information technology…

  10. Learning and applying biosciences to clinical practice in nursing.

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    The study of biosciences by nursing students, while perceived by most as relevant, presents particular challenges for many during pre- registration programmes. This article describes a literature review of the teaching and learning of biosciences in nursing curricula. Four areas are explored: the relevance of bioscience in pre-registration nursing; difficulties experienced by nursing students learning biosciences; lecturer attributes in facilitating learning; and teaching and assessment methods. PMID:20461922

  11. Globalization of Higher Education in Nursing

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    Jennifer Blythe

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    Full Text Available The demand for higher education has increased worldwide and the response has been an impressive expansion of educational offerings both within and across countries. The purpose of this manuscript is to emphasize the necessity of common educational standards for nurses in a globalized world. Common standards are crucial in regulated professions, such as nursing, in which lives depend on the possession of specific competencies. This article defines and describes globalization and the internationalization of education, including nursing education, discusses the exporting of nursing education, identifies the challenges and current solutions related to nurse migration, and presents current standards and future trends in harmonizing nursing education internationally.

  12. Aspectos da integração ensino-serviço na formação de enfermeiros e médicos / Aspects of teaching-service integration in nursing and medical education

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    Maria José Sanches, Marin; Maria Amélia Campos de, Oliveira; Cristina Peres, Cardoso; Márcia Aparecida Padovan, Otani; Maria Yvette Aguiar Dutra, Moravcik; Lucieni de Oliveira, Conterno; Antonio Carlos, Siqueira Junior; Luzmarina Aparecida Doretto, Braccialli; Cássia Regina Rodrigues, Nunes.

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    Full Text Available Pesquisa qualitativa com o objetivo de identificar as contribuições, limites e sugestões indicados para o aperfeiçoamento da integração ensino-serviço entre a Faculdade de Medicina de Marília e a Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Marília, para a formação de enfermeiros e médicos. Realizada com base n [...] as narrativas de docentes, estudantes e profissionais dos serviços, a análise pautou-se no método hermenêutico-dialético. Verificou-se que a integração ensino-serviço possibilita a inserção precoce do estudante no mundo do trabalho, a construção do conhecimento pautado na prática, a troca de informação com os profissionais dos serviços e a ampliação das ações junto à coletividade. Como limite, foi identificada a falta de reconhecimento do papel do estudante, falta de suporte da gestão e indefinição de papéis da academia e do serviço. Sugerem-se ampliação da inserção do professor colaborador nas atividades acadêmicas, melhorias na gestão da Atenção Básica e revisão do contrato de parceria, como parte da necessidade de corresponsabilização nos processos de ensino-serviço. Abstract in english This qualitative research aims to identify advances and challenges of teaching-service integration in nursing and medical education between the Marilia Medical School and Marilia Municipal Health Secretary. Data were collected from accounts given by teachers, students and health professionals. The a [...] nalysis was based on the hermeneutic-dialectic method. The results showed that teaching-service integration allows early integration of the student in the workplace, guides the construction of knowledge in professional practice, supports the exchange of information and increases the quantity and quality of health actions aimed at the community. The identified challenges were a lack of recognition of the student's role by health team members, a lack of management support for the development of Family Health Strategy principles and a lack of definition of academia and service roles in partnership contracts. Suggestions for the improvement of the integration included expanding the insertion of the collaborating teacher in academic activities, improving the management of Primary Health Care and reviewing the partnership agreement. These advances are needed to enhance co-responsibility in the process of in-service learning.

  13. Modos de ser enfermeiro-professor-no-ensino-do-cuidadode-enfermagem: um olhar heideggeriano / Ways of being nurse-teacher-teaching-nursing-care: a heideggerian look / Maneras de ser enfermero-docente-en-el-encino-del-cuidado-de-enfermería: una mirada heideggeriana

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    Luciara Fabiane, Sebold; Telma Elisa, Carraro.

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    Full Text Available Estudo qualitativo de abordagem fenomenológica. Objetivou desvelar, à luz do pensamento de Martin Heidegger, os modos de ser dos enfermeiros-professores na vivência de ensinar-aprender o cuidado de enfermagem em uma instituição federal de ensino superior do sul do Brasil. A técnica utilizada para ca [...] ptar os significados foi a entrevista fenomenológica com 11 docentes. A análise permitiu compreender os Modos de Ser enfermeiro-professor, que foram didaticamente apresentados em duas unidades de significado: Modo de ser enfermeiro para o cuidado; Modo de ser professor para o ensino do cuidado. Alguns professores identificam-se como enfermeiros, suas experiências profissionais são suas bases e a coexistência com outros pôde lhes servir de exemplo. Outros se percebem professores de enfermagem e desejam ensinar os desafios de ser enfermeiro, e aprimoram o cuidado através de pesquisas. Ao ensinar, envolvem-se com o universo de ensino no qual o cuidar também é aprender e ensinar. Abstract in spanish Estudio cualitativo de abordaje fenomenológica que objetivó desvelar, bajo la luz del pensamiento de Martin Heidegger, los modos del ser-enfermero-profesor en la experiencia del enseñar-aprender el cuidado de enfermería en una institución federal de enseñanza superior del sur de Brasil. Técnica util [...] izada para la colecta de significados fue la entrevista fenomenológica con 11 docentes. El análisis permitió comprender los Modos de Ser enfermero-profesor, que fueron didácticamente presentados en dos unidades de significado: Modo de Ser Enfermero para el cuidado; Modo de ser Profesor para la enseñanza del cuidado. Algunos profesores se identifican como enfermeros, sus experiencias profesionales son sus bases y la coexistencia con otros les sirve de ejemplo. Otros se ven como profesores de enfermería y desean enseñar los desafíos de ser enfermero, y perfeccionan el cuidado a través de pesquisas. Al enseñar, se envuelven con el universo de enseñanza en el cual el cuidar también es aprender y enseñar. Abstract in english This is a qualitative study with phenomenological approach. It aimed at showing, under the light of Martin Heidegger's thoughts, the ways of being nurse-teachers in the experience of teaching-learning nursing care in a higher education federal institution in Southern of Brazil. The technique used to [...] capture meanings was the phenomenological interview with 11 teachers. Data analysis allowed the identification of the theme Ways of Being nurse-teachers, which were didactically presented in two units of meaning: Ways of Being nurse for care; Ways of being teacher in teaching care. Some teachers identify themselves as nurses, their professional experiences are their basis and coexistence with others serves as example. Others perceive themselves as nursing teachers and they wish to teach the strengths and difficulties of being a nurse, and improve care through research. By teaching, they need to involve themselves in the teaching-learning universe where caring is also learning and teaching.

  14. Using iPads to Teach Undergraduates Common Core Standards (2013)

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    iPads are being used in a variety of education contexts; however, there have been limited research studies conducted in higher education. This lack of research presents a void in the knowledge base for educational uses of iPads with teacher candidates. Additionally, as of May 2012, 45 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics with full implementation rapidly pending (Common Core State Standards, 2011). The researchers conduct...

  15. Sistema de superación pedagógica para el Licenciado en Enfermería asistencial con función docente Pedagogical Improvement System for Registered Nurses carrying on teaching functions

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    Full Text Available Con el propósito de elevar la preparación sico-pedagógica de los docentes asistenciales de Licenciatura en Enfermería de la Universidad Médica de Camagüey con vistas a garantizar la formación integral del egresado, se diseñó un Sistema de Superación acorde a las necesidades específicas de este personal, tomando como base el perfil sico-pedagógico de estos profesionales docentes y el diagnóstico de la situación actual, el que se obtuvo mediante la observación y aplicación de cuestionarios y entrevistas a una muestra intencional conformada por los docentes del Hospital Provincial "Manuel A. Domenech". La propuesta de superación incluye el sistema de conocimientos determinado en este trabajo, así como variadas y flexibles formas de superación vinculadas al trabajo metodológico concebidas con un enfoque sistémico y orientadas a salvar las dificultades que presentan los profesores objeto de estudio para superarseWith the purpose of elevating the psychopedagogic preparation of Registered Nurses carrying on teaching functions in the Medical University of Camagüey so that they guarantee the integral formation of their students, a system of pedagogical development was designed according to the specific needs of this personnel, taking as a base the psychopedagogical profile of these professionals and the diagnosis of the current situation, which was obtained by means of the observation and application of questionnaires and interviews to an experimental group composed by “ Manuel A. Domenech” Provincial Hospital's teachers. The development proposal includes the system of knowledge this job demands, as well as varied and flexible development forms linked to the methodological work conceived with a systemic methodology and guided to cope with the difficulties that the teachers that are part of this study have

  16. Ethical standards for the occupational health-nursing practitioner regarding the HIV positive person in the workplace

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    Full Text Available The occupational health-nursing practitioner often becomes involved in ethical dilemmas with regard to the handling of HIV-positive people in the workplace in that the interests of the HIV-positive people conflict with the interests of the employer.

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    Die beroepsgesondheidsverpleegkundige raak dikwels in etiese dilemmas betrokke ten opsigte van die hantering van die MIV-positiewe persoon by die werkplek deurdat die belange van die MIV-positiewe persoon botsend is met die belange van die werkgewer. *Please note: This is a reduced version of the abstract. Please refer to PDF for full text.

  17. Significado de la enseñanza del proceso de enfermería para el docente / Significance of teaching the nursing process for the faculty / O significado do ensino do processo de enfermagem para o docente

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    M. Brenda Eugenia Franco, Corona; Emilia Campos de, Carvalho.

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar o significado do ensino do Processo de Enfermagem (PE) para o docente, por meio da Teoria Representacional do Significado. Participaram da pesquisa dez docentes da Universidade de Guanajuato. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista semi-estruturada e ques [...] tionário. A análise partiu da perspectiva da teoria mencionada. Todos os professores conhecem, ensinam e aplicam o PE. Além disso, referem a importância de seu ensino e prática pelos profissionais de enfermagem. Em conclusão, quanto ao significado do processo, percebe-se uma tendência dos professores em reconhecê-lo como um método científico e um instrumento importante na ação do profissional de enfermagem; quanto ao significado do ensino do PE, é considerado como ensino fundamentado, indispensável e atualizada para a disciplina, desde que abrange as cinco etapas que o integram. Abstract in spanish El presente estudio tuvo como finalidad analizar el significado de la enseñanza del Proceso de Enfermería (PE) para el docente, a través de la Teoría Representacional de Significado. En la investigación participaron diez docentes de la Universidad de Guanajuato. Los datos se recolectaron a través de [...] entrevista semiestructurada y cuestionario. El análisis fue desde la perspectiva de la teoría mencionada. Se obtuvo que todos los profesores conocen, enseñan y aplican el PE, además refieren la importancia de su enseñanza y colocación en práctica por parte de los profesionales. En conclusión respecto al significado en el referente, se percibe una tendencia de los profesores en reconocer este proceso, como un método científico y un instrumento importante en el actuar del profesional de enfermería; en cuanto al significado en el pensamiento de la enseñanza del PE, es considerada como una instrucción fundamentada, indispensable y actualizada para la disciplina en tanto que abarca las cinco etapas que lo integran. Abstract in english This paper aimed to analyze the significance of teaching the Nursing Process (NP) for faculty, through the Representational Theory of Significance. Ten professors from Guanajuato University participated in the investigation. Data were collected through semi-structured interview and questionnaire. Th [...] e analysis was done from the perspective of the mentioned theory. All faculty members know, teach and apply the NP. They also refer to the importance of its teaching and practice by professionals. In conclusion, regarding the significance of the nursing process, faculty members tend to recognize it as a scientific method and an important instrument in professional nursing activities; as for the meaning of teaching the nursing process, it is considered as a well-founded, indispensable and modern instruction for the discipline, as long as it covers the five stages it consists of.

  18. UCSD Digital Nursing: Next Generation Healthcare

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    Griswold, William; Jung, Kevin; Bormark, Sidsel

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    Documentation computer tools for nursing homes are uncommon, with few nursing homes having access to electronic systems. At St. Paul’s Nursing Home an UCSD student engineering team created a web based solution for the nursing staff progress notes. The purpose was to develop innovative design processes so other groups can emulate similar processes. By collecting information from nurse notes and feedback, a web based system with high level of user input standardization was created. The system...

  19. Korean nursing students’ experiences of their first clinical practice

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    Background: Clinical practice in nursing education develops the students’ core competence in nursing. Nursing students’ experiences of their clinical practice provide deeper insight to develop an effective clinical teaching strategy in nursing education. The purpose of this study was to explore the meanings and structure related to nursing students’ experiences of their clinical practice. Methods: A qualitative approach based on van Manen’s phenomenological method was used. Participa...

  20. Implementation of a local area network for nursing management.

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    This paper describes the planning and implementation of a Local Area Network (LAN) for the nursing service of a 504-bed urban teaching hospital. The major goals of the network were: support for nurse executives, nurse managers, and the departmental assistants assigned to administrative offices; increased efficiency and effectiveness of the nursing administrative areas; and improved communication systems. Collaboration between the nursing service and the Computer Information Center (CIC) resul...

  1. Cuidando, pesquisando e ensinando: acerca de significados e implicações da prática da enfermagem / Caring, researching and teaching: meanings and implications of nursing practice / Cuidando, investigando e enseñando: acerca de significados e implicaciones de la práctica de la enfermería

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    Vilma de, Carvalho.

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    Full Text Available Artigo tem como objetivo discutir a problemática de cuidar, pesquisar e ensinar em enfermagem na prática hospitalar: traços gerais da Enfermagem Moderna - paradigma de ensino e prática; características do Sistema Nightingale. Moldagem metodológica com base na analítica de conceitos fundamentais de c [...] uidar, pesquisar e ensinar na prática da enfermagem com implicações técnico-gnoseológicas para a prática pedagógica e da pesquisa e ilustrações em exemplos de pesquisas realizadas na área hospitalar e com repercussões para uma epistemologia da enfermagem. Ressalta-se a atitude e posições profissional para a arte. A autora invoca a necessidade de evidência, de efetividade de métodos de investigação e de confiabilidade de resultados nas atividades de cuidar, pesquisar e ensinar na enfermagem (em oncologia?). A conclusão aponta para a relevância da enfermagem como prática social e da problemática de atuação da(o) enfermeira(o) em qualquer esfera da pragmática assistencial - hospitalar e não hospitalar. Abstract in spanish La finalidad de este artículo es discutir la problemática del cuidar, investigar y enseñar en enfermería en la práctica hospitalaria: trazos generales de la Enfermería Moderna - paradigma de enseñanza y práctica; características del Sistema Nightingale. El modelo metodológico fue basado en el anális [...] is de conceptos fundamentales cuidar, investigar y enseñar en la práctica de la enfermería con implicaciones técnico-gnoseologicas para la práctica pedagógica e investigativa e ilustraciones en ejemplos de investigaciones realizadas en el área hospitalaria y con repercusiones para una epistemología de la enfermería. Se destaca la actitud y posiciones profesionales para la arte. La autora invoca la necesidad de evidencia, de efectividad de métodos de investigación y de confiabilidad de resultados en las actividades de cuidar, investigar y enseñar en enfermería (¿en oncología?). La conclusión señala la relevancia de la enfermería como práctica social y de la problemática de actuación de los enfermeros en cualquier esfera de la pragmática asistencial - hospitalaria y no hospitalaria. Abstract in english This article aims to discuss the problem of caring, researching and teaching in hospital nursing: general characteristics of Modern Nursing - teaching and practice paradigm; characteristics of the Nightingale System. The research methodology was based on the analysis of fundamental care, research an [...] d teaching concepts in nursing practice, involving technical and gnoseological implications for pedagogical and research practice, which are illustrated through examples of hospital research. These entail repercussions for an epistemology of nursing. We highlight professional attitudes for the state of the art. The author evokes the need for disclosure, for efficient research methods and result reliability in (oncology?) nursing care, research and teaching activities. The conclusion points towards the relevance of nursing as a social practice and the problem of nursing activities in any area of care pragmatics - whether in or outside the hospital context.

  2. Using "The Joy Luck Club" to Teach Core Standards and 21st Century Literacies

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    Burns, Leslie David; Botzakis, Stergios G.

    2012-01-01

    In this article the authors illustrate an instructional unit based on a Common Core grades 9-10 illustrative text--Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" from "The Joy Luck Club." They demonstrate how teachers can meet the new standards "and" respond to students' 21st-century needs by using this modern classic along with other traditional and new media resources.…

  3. The Use of Standardized Patients to Teach Low-Literacy Communication Skills

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    Manning, Kimberly D.; Kripalani, Sunil

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To describe methods for incorporating standardized patients into health literacy training programs. Methods: We discuss aspects of program development that are relatively unique to this educational context. Results: Individuals were recruited to play the role of an average adult with limited health literacy. Methods of recruitment,…

  4. A Principles-Based Approach to Teaching International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

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    Persons, Obeua

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    This article discusses the principles-based approach that emphasizes a "why" question by using the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) "Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting" to question and understand the basis for specific differences between IFRS and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S.…

  5. Energy Transformation: Teaching Youth about Energy Efficiency while Meeting Science Essential Standards

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    Kirby, Sarah D.; Chilcote, Amy G.

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    This article describes the Energy Transformation 4-H school enrichment curriculum. The curriculum addresses energy efficiency and conservation while meeting sixth-grade science essential standards requirements. Through experiential learning, including building and testing a model home, youth learn the relationship between various technologies and…

  6. Registered Nurse Staffing Mix and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes: A Longitudinal Analysis

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    Kim, Hongsoo; Harrington, Charlene; Greene, William H.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: To examine the relationship between registered nurse (RN) staffing mix and quality of nursing home care measured by regulatory violations. Design and Methods: A retrospective panel data study (1999-2003) of 2 groups of California freestanding nursing homes. One group was 201 nursing homes that consistently met the state's minimum standard

  7. A survey of the quality of clinical education in nursing

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    Full Text Available Introduction:Lack of coordination in clinical education of nursing, the method of health care after graduation, and the existence of many problems in fulfilling the aims of clinical teaching encouraged the researchers to conduct this research, aiming at investigating the quality and obstacles of clinical teaching in nursing.Method:This is a cross-sectional descriptive study on 90 individuals (clinical teachers, senior M.S. students of nursing and 30 nurses. 3 self-made questionnaires were used to collect the data.Results:The results showed that the quality of clinical teaching in viewpoint of the majority of students (73.3% is weak and for the majority of clinical teachers (86.7% it is moderate .The X2 statistical test revealed a significant difference between the viewpoints of these two groups. As to the problems and obstacles in achieving the aims of clinical teaching, 100% of the students stated the inadequacies concerning the clinical teachers. 96.6% of the clinical teachers indicated that the existing insufficiencies in the curriculum and environmental factors are the obstacles in this regard. 100% of the nursing staff emphasized lack of familiarization of the personnel with the aim of clinical teaching of nursing students which is the main problem.Conclusion:To improve the quality of clinical teaching in nursing, it is recommended that there should be a cooperation among clinical teachers, nurses, head nurses, educational supervisors, and nursing managers in preparing curriculum plans in nursing.

  8. Using iPads to Teach Undergraduates Common Core Standards (2013

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    Dr. Kari Lee Siko

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    Full Text Available iPads are being used in a variety of education contexts; however, there have been limited research studies conducted in higher education. This lack of research presents a void in the knowledge base for educational uses of iPads with teacher candidates. Additionally, as of May 2012, 45 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS for English language arts (ELA and mathematics with full implementation rapidly pending (Common Core State Standards, 2011. The researchers conducted a survey of public school teachers. The necessity for training in CCSS implementation and the use of iPads in the classroom were identified as significant needs. This research project will explore if iPad use and instruction will encourage the implementation of the common core standards. Since iPads, iPad apps and the CCSS are all new to teachers; this study will explore if using this new technology will ease teacher and teacher candidates transition to the CCSS. If iPads are available to teacher candidates, would teacher candidates be motivated to effectively implement the CCSS in classrooms because of access through iPad technology?

  9. The North East Regional Conference on Quality Educational Standards in Teaching. Summary Findings (Albany, March 7-8, 1969). QuEST Report Series, #1.

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    This booklet reports a workshop conference sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Council for Quality Educational Standards in Teaching (QuEST) to involve delegates from locals in clarifying and solving professional problems. Summary of the workshop on "The Diffuclut Child" includes description of the effects of disruptive children…

  10. Opportunity to Teach and Learn Standards: Colombian Teachers' Perspectives (Estándares de oportunidad para la enseñanza y el aprendizaje: perspectivas de profesores colombianos)

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    Cárdenas Ramos, Rosalba; Hernández Gaviria, Fanny

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this article is to present the outcomes of an exploration of in-service teachers' perspectives in relation to an opportunity to teach and learn standards in English. A workshop for English teachers from Cali (Colombia) and the neighboring rural sectors was designed and carried out in order to collect the information. Teachers'…

  11. Using Questions to Teach the National Standards in Rehearsal: Asking the Right Questions during Rehearsal Can Help Students Improve Performance as Well as Develop Musicianship

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    Tutt, Kevin

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses a rehearsal technique that would teach the content outlined in the National Standards for Arts Education and improve performance at the same time. A major component of this rehearsal technique needs to be increasing students' listening and analytical skills, and one way to do that is to ask questions…

  12. Terminologia de referência em enfermagem: a Norma ISO 18104 / Reference terminology model for nursing: the ISO 18104 standard / Terminologia de referencia en Enfermería: la Norma ISO 18104

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    Heimar de Fátima, Marin.

    Full Text Available O presente artigo descreve a Norma ISO 18104, publicada em 2003, pelo comitê técnico TC 215 da ISO. Esta norma contempla o modelo de terminologia de referência para diagnóstico e ações de enfermagem. A terminologia de referência representa um instrumento para facilitar o mapeamento entre as diversas [...] terminologias existentes, facilitando a integração dos sistemas de informação e prontuários eletrônicos. Abstract in spanish El presente artículo describe la Norma ISO 18104, publicada en el 2003, por el comité técnico TC 215 de la ISO. Esta norma contempla el modelo de terminología de referencia para el diagnóstico y acciones de enfermería. La terminología de referencia representa un instrumento para facilitar la identif [...] icación entre las diversas terminologías existentes, facilitando la integración de los sistemas de información e historias clínicas electrónicas. Abstract in english This article describes the ISO 18104 standard, published in 2003 by the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 215 (ISO/TC). The standard consists of reference terminology model for nursing diagnoses and interventions. The reference terminology is an instrument that facil [...] itates the mapping of several available terminologies, which promotes the integration of the healthcare information systems and electronic medical records.

  13. The authenticity of the being nursing-professor in the nursing care teaching practice: a Heideggerian hermeneutics / Autenticidad del ser enfermero-profesor en la enseñanza del cuidado de enfermería: una hermenéutica Heideggeriana / Autenticidade do ser-enfermeiro-professor no ensino do cuidado de enfermagem: uma hermenêutica Heideggeriana

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    Luciara Fabiane, Sebold; Telma Elisa, Carraro.

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    Full Text Available Estudo qualitativo que objetivou desvelar a autenticidade do ser-enfermeiro-professor no ensino do cuidado de enfermagem. Utilizou-se referencial teórico-metodológico da hermenêutica heideggeriana. A estratégia utilizada para captar os significados foi a entrevista fenomenológica com 11 docentes. A [...] organização e análise dos dados permitiram desvelar a autenticidade do ser enfermeiro-professor, o qual revelou que são autênticos em suas trajetórias profissionais e, como tal, ensinam e aprendem de modo diferenciado, fazendo a diferença no ensino do cuidado de enfermagem. Quando se percebem em estado de angústia, procuram tomar outros caminhos, assumindo dessa forma a responsabilidade no ensinar o cuidado. Através da liberdade de escolhas em seus caminhos, fazem-se singulares, revelando, assim, a sua existência autêntica. Abstract in spanish Estudio cualitativo que objetivó desvelar la autenticidad del ser-enfermero-profesor en la enseñanza del cuidado de enfermería. El referencial teórico metodológico utilizado fue el hermenéutico heideggeriano. La estrategia utilizada para colectar los significados fue la entrevista fenomenológica con [...] 11 docentes. La organización y análisis de los datos permitieron desvelarla autenticidad del enfermero-profesor en la enseñanza del cuidado, que ha revelado que son auténticos en sus carreras profesionales y, por lo tanto, enseñar y aprender de diferentes maneras, lo que hace una diferencia en la enseñanza de los cuidados de enfermería. Cuando se perciben en estado de angustia, buscan tomar otros caminos, asumiendo de esa manera la responsabilidad en enseñar el cuidado. A través de la libertad de opciones en sus caminos, se hacen singulares, revelando así su autentica existencia. Abstract in english This qualitative study aimed to unveil the authenticity of the being nurse-professor in the nursing care teaching practice. The study applied the theoretical-methodological framework of Heideggerian hermeneutics. The strategy used to capture meaning was the phenomenological interview carried out wit [...] h 11 professors. The organization and analysis of data allowed for the unfolding of the authenticity of the being nurse-professor, revealing that both are authentic in their professional careers and, as such, teach and learn in a different way. This feature makes a difference in the nursing care teaching practice. When led to states of anguish, they seek to follow other roads in order to ratify their responsibility in the care teaching process. Through their freedom to choose their paths, they are made unique beings and thus reveal their authentic existence.

  14. Academic Curricula Models of Teaching Foreign Languages and Economic Profession Standards

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    2006-01-01

    The development of academic training in Romania is a must for our country to adapt to the European Union professional standards. The article makes reference to the late evolution of English for Special Purposes (ESP) training in several universities in the country and to the case-study of ESP learning in the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. English for Special Purposes is an academic subject based on the long-term professional and social needs of the specialised labor force in market...

  15. Ensino do cuidado de enfermagem em saúde mental através do discurso docente / Teaching mental health nursing care through the faculty's discourse / Enseñanza sobre el cuidado de enfermería en la salud mental através del discurso docente

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    Jeferson, Rodrigues; Silvia Maria Azevedo dos, Santos; Jonas Salomão, Spricigo.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Investigamos como se materializa o ensino do cuidado de enfermagem em saúde mental nos discursos dos docentes que ministram os conteúdos de enfermagem psiquiátrica e/ou saúde mental nos quatro cursos de graduação em enfermagem mais antigos do Estado de Santa Catarina, sendo um deles público, e três, [...] privados. O período de coleta dos dados foi de março a maio de 2010. Utilizamos a pesquisa qualitativa, do tipo descritiva e exploratória, tendo como técnica de coleta de dados, grupos de discussão. A perspectiva hermenêutico-dialética possibilitou a análise dos dados. Nos resultados, evidenciamos nos discursos docentes a ausência do paradigma de atenção psicossocial e de um ensino baseado na psicopatologia. Concluímos que o ensino do cuidado de enfermagem em saúde mental requer um referencial teórico baseado em paradigmas coerentes com a realidade local e a do Sistema Único de Saúde. Abstract in spanish Se investigó de que forma se materializa la enseñanza sobre el cuidado de la enfermería en la salud mental en los discursos de los docentes que enseñan los contenidos de Enfermería Psiquiátrica y/o salud mental en los cuatro Cursos de Graduación en Enfermería más antiguos en el Estado de Santa Catar [...] ina, Brasil, uno público y tres, privados. El período de recolección de datos fue de marzo hasta mayo de 2010. Se utilizó el abordaje de investigación cualitativa, de tipo descriptiva-exploratoria, teniendo como técnica para la obtención de datos los grupos de discusión. La perspectiva hermenéutica-dialéctica posibilitó el análisis de los datos. Desde los resultados, evidenciamos en los discursos de los docentes la ausencia del paradigma de atención psicosocial y una educación basada en la psicopatología. Se llega a la conclusión de que la enseñanza de los cuidados de enfermería en salud mental requiere un marco teórico basado en paradigmas acordes con las realidades locales y el Sistema Único de Salud. Abstract in english We investigated how mental health nursing care occurs through the discourse of faculty teaching psychiatric and/or mental health nursing contents in the four oldest nursing undergraduate courses in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, one of which is public, and the other three, private. Data collec [...] tion was performed between March and May of 2010. This is a qualitative, descriptive and exploratory study. Data were collected in discussion groups, and analyzed according to the hermeneutic-dialectic perspective. The results showed that the faculty's discourses lacked the paradigm of psychosocial care and teaching based on psychopathology. In conclusion, teaching mental health nursing requires a theoretical framework based on paradigms consistent with the local situation and the Unified Health System.

  16. Experiência de ensino em medicina e enfermagem: promovendo a saúde da criança / A teaching experience in medicine and nursing: promoting children's health

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    Bruna Brenha, Ribeiro; Juliane Beatrice, Eckert; Anna Carolina de Miranda e, Figueiredo; Wania Maria Papile, Galhardi; Célia Martins, Campanaro.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Diante das mudanças curriculares do ensino médico e da importância da promoção de saúde e da atenção primária, este trabalho, fruto do PET-Saúde, possui como objetivo relatar uma experiência dos alunos do curso de Medicina e Enfermagem na integração entre ensino e serviço na Atenção Básica à Saúde. [...] Além disso, mostra a importância do trabalho educativo na promoção de saúde e prevenção de doenças e evidencia os determinantes sociais no processo saúde-doença no território estudado. Este projeto foi dividido em duas fases: a primeira constou do cadastramento familiar do território adstrito à Unidade Saúde da Família do bairro utilizado como campo de ensino pela FMJ. A segunda trata da análise quanti-qualitativa realizada a partir dos dados colhidos, por meio dos quais foram elaboradas ações com foco na saúde da criança, saúde da mulher e saúde do adulto/idoso. Este artigo destaca as realizações na área de saúde da criança sobre os seguintes temas: acidentes na infância; aleitamento materno; obesidade; doenças respiratórias; anemia; e verminoses. Abstract in english Given curricular changes in medical education and the importance of health promotion and primary care, the current study, which resulted from the Educational Program for Health Work (PET-Saúde), aimed to report on the experience of a group of medical and nursing students with the integration of educ [...] ational activities and primary healthcare. The study also demonstrates the importance of educational work in health promotion and disease prevention and reveals social determinants in the health-disease process in the study area. The project included two phases: 1) enrollment of families in the coverage area of the Family Health Unit in the neighborhood used as the teaching area for the Jundiai School of Medicine (FMJ) and 2) a quantitative and qualitative data analysis, used to prepare activities with a focus on the health of children, women, and adults and the elderly. This article emphasizes the achievements in children's health on the following issues: prevention of childhood accidents; breastfeeding; obesity; respiratory diseases; anemia; and intestinal parasites.

  17. Repensando a licenciatura em enfermagem à luz das diretrizes curriculares Repensar la licenciatura en enfermería a la luz de las directrices curriculares Rethinking the Teaching Major in Nursing under current Curricular Guidelines

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    Maria de Graça Corso da Motta

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um relato da construção da proposta curricular para o curso de Licenciatura em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS. Neste artigo é apresentado um breve histórico do curso de licenciatura, a estrutura curricular atual do curso da UFRGS, bem como a legislação pertinente no âmbito da educação e da enfermagem. Finalizando, são relatados os estudos da Coordenadoria das Licenciaturas (COORLICEN da UFRGS e a proposta de alteração curricular do curso contemplando as Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais para a Formação de Professores e a regulamentação do exercício profissional.Se trata de un relato para construir la propuesta curricular para el curso de Licenciatura en Enfermeria de la Universidad Federal de Rio Grande del Sur(UFRGS. En artículo presenta un breve histórico del curso de licenciatura, la estructura curricular actual del curso de la UFRGS, así como la legislación pertinente en ámbito de la educación y de la enfermeria. Al finalizar, se comentan los estudios de la Coordinaduría de las Licenciaturas (COORLICEN de la UFRGS y la propuesta de alteración curricular del curso, para contemplar las Directrices Curriculares Nacionales para la Formación de Profesores y la reglamentación del ejercicio profesional.This is a report about the design of a curricular proposal for the Teaching Major in Nursing from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS. In this article, we present a brief history line of this undergraduate program, its current curricular structure at UFRGS, as well as existing legislation both at its educational and nursing levels. Finally, the results of studies carried out by the Teaching Majors Coordination (COORLICEN at UFRGS are reported, besides a proposal for curricular changes to the nursing major, according to the National Curricular Guidelines for Teacher Education and legislation pertaining to this profession.

  18. Metacognição e ensino de enfermagem: uma combinação possível? / Metacognition and nursing teaching: a possible combination? / Metacognición y enseñanza de enfermería: ¿una combinación posible?

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    Nilva Lúcia Rech, Stedile; Maria Romana, Friendlander.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Ensinar alunos a aprender a aprender é um desafio para as escolas que pretendem formar indivíduos autônomos e capazes de tomar decisões. Esses são aspectos essenciais para profissionais da área da saúde que se defrontam permanentemente com situações complexas e com uma multiplicidade de problemas a [...] serem resolvidos pela atuação profissional. O desejo de mudanças, explícito no discurso dos educadores, não garante alterações substanciais na forma como o ensino vem sendo desenvolvido. Como promover essas alterações é uma pergunta ainda sem resposta. Os estudos desenvolvidos, nas duas últimas décadas, sobre metacognição parecem apontar uma estratégia possível de ser utilizada para transformar conhecimento em conduta profissional relevante, uma vez que favorece o pensar sobre o processo de pensamento e o desenvolvimento e controle de habilidades mentais capazes de promover maximização no uso das potencialidades individuais necessárias ao enfermeiro para resolver problemas de saúde. Abstract in spanish Enseñar al alumno para que aprenda, es un enorme desafío de las escuelas que intentan formar individuos con autonomía y con capacidad para tomar decisiones. Esta autonomía junto con la capacidad de tomar decisiones, son considerados aspectos primordiales para los profesionales del área de la salud, [...] los cuales constantemente se enfrentan con situaciones complejas y con una diversidad de problemas para solucionarlos a través de su actuación profesional. El hecho de que esta intención esté involucrada en el discurso de los educadores, no garantiza que ocurran alteraciones importantes en la forma como la enseñanza está desarrollándose. ¿Cómo se pueden promover esas alteraciones? Esta es una pregunta aún sin respuesta. Los estudios desarrollados en las dos últimas décadas sobre cognición y metacognición al parecer se orientan hacia una estrategia posible de ser utilizada, para transformar el conocimiento en una conducta profesional relevante, ya que favorece el pensar sobre el proceso del pensamiento y el desarrollo y control de las habilidades mentales capaces de promover al máximo, el uso de las potencialidades individuales necesarias para que el enfermero pueda solucionar problemas de salud. Abstract in english Teaching students to learn how to learn is a challenge for schools that intend to form autonomous people who are capable of taking decisions. These are essential aspects for health professionals who are permanently confronted with complex situations and a multiplicity of problems to be solved by pro [...] fessional actions. The desire for changes, which is explicit in educators' discourse, does not guarantee substantial changes in the form teaching is being developed. The question about how to promote these alterations still remains unanswered. Studies developed in the last two decades about cognition and metacognition seem to indicate a possible strategy to transform knowledge into relevant professional behavior, since it favors thinking about the thinking process as well as the development and control of mental abilities that are capable of maximizing the use of the individual potentialities necessary for a nurse to solve health problems.

  19. Capacitação profissional do enfermeiro de um complexo hospitalar de ensino na visão de seus gestores Capacitación profesional del enfermero de un complejo hospitalario de enseñanza en la visión de sus gestores Directors of nursing point of view of the professional capacitating program for nurses working in major teaching medical centers

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    Juliana Caires de Oliveira Achili Ferreira

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar o perfil de capacitação profissional do enfermeiro de um Complexo Hospitalar de Ensino, a partir da percepção das Diretoras de Enfermagem. MÉTODOS: Nesta pesquisa qualitativa utilizou-se o método do Estudo de Caso e adotou-se a técnica da entrevista semi-estruturada realizada com 12 colaboradores. RESULTADOS: Os dados coletados, analisados utilizando-se a Análise de Conteúdo, possibilitaram o resgate das Categorias Política Institucional, Política de Gerenciamento de Recursos Humanos e Elementos Intervenientes no Processo de Capacitação Profissional do Enfermeiro. CONCLUSÕES: Não há uma política institucional formalizada de capacitação do enfermeiro; a questão salarial é elemento dificultador para a capacitação; a contrapartida das instituições de ensino aparece como recurso para capacitação; dois Institutos não possuem Serviço de Educação Continuada e o perfil demandado é de um profissional com postura ética, conhecimento técnico-científico, capacidade de gerenciar sua equipe, assíduo, pontual e comprometido com a Instituição.OBJETIVO: Caracterizar el perfil de capacitación profesional del enfermero de un Complejo Hospitalario de Enseñanza, a partir de la percepción de las Directoras de Enfermería. MÉTODOS: en esta investigación cualitativa se utilizó el método del Estudio de Caso adoptándose la técnica de la entrevista semi-estructurada realizada con 12 colaboradores. RESULTADOS: Los datos recolectados, analizados por medio del Análisis de Contenido, posibilitaron el rescate de las Categorías Política Institucional, Política de Gerenciamiento de Recursos Humanos y Elementos Intervinientes en el Proceso de Capacitación Profesional del Enfermero. CONCLUSIONES: No hay una política institucional formalizada de capacitación del enfermero; la cuestión salarial es el elemento que dificulta la capacitación; la contrapartida de las instituciones de enseñanza aparece como recurso para capacitación; dos Institutos no poseen Servicio de Educación Continua y el perfil demandado es el de un profesional con postura ética, conocimiento técnico-científico, capacidad para gerenciar su equipo, asiduo, puntual y comprometido con la Institución.OBJECTIVE: To characterize the components of a capacitating program for nurses working in major teaching medical centers. METHODS: A case study approach was used to conduct this study. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 12 directors of nursing. Data were analyzed through content analysis. RESULTS: The findings consisted of the following themes: Institutional politics, human resources policies, and specific intervening elements of the professional capacitating program for nurses. CONCLUSIONS: There were no formal institutional policies for professional capacitation of nurses. The nurses' salary level was an element that made the implementation of a professional capacitating program for nurses difficult. Two medical centers did not have a department of continuing education. In addition, there was a need for capacitating nurses to: behave ethically; develop scientific, technical, and management knowledge; and, be assiduous, punctual, and committed to the institution.

  20. Diretrizes curriculares para o ensino da ética na graduação em enfermagem / Curriculum guideline for teaching ethics in undergraduate nursing program / Directivas curriculares para la enseñanza de la ética en el pregrado en enfermería

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    Heliane Moura, Ferreira; Lais Helena, Ramos.

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta a reflexão das autoras sobre os aspectos filosóficos, sociais e psicopedagógicos que devem sustentar o ensino da ética/bioética para o desenvolvimento moral dos alunos de Enfermagem durante a graduação. Mostra a necessidade de planejamento e sistematização do ensino da ética/bi [...] oética nos currículos de graduação em Enfermagem para que possibilitem ao aluno tomar decisões nos mais variados contextos do processo de trabalho em saúde de forma autônoma e reflexiva. As autoras ainda propõem algumas diretrizes para o ensino da ética nos Cursos de Graduação em Enfermagem: Transversalidade do Ensino da Ética/Bioética; Valores/Virtudes/Atitudes éticas a serem desenvolvidas pelos alunos; Fundamentação do ensino da ética/bioética em referenciais consistentes e docentes capacitados; Métodos e Estratégias ativas de ensino-aprendizagem; Processo participativo na construção do ensino transversal da ética/bioética. Abstract in spanish En este artículo se presenta la reflexión de las autoras sobre los aspectos filosóficos, sociales y psicopedagógicos que deben sustentar la enseñanza de la ética/bioética para el desarrollo moral de los alumnos de Enfermería durante el Pregrado. Muestra la necesidad de planificación y sistematizació [...] n de la enseñanza de la ética/bioética en los currículos del Pregrado en Enfermería que posibiliten al alumno tomar decisiones en los más variados contextos del proceso de trabajo en salud de forma autónoma y reflexiva. Las autoras aun proponen algunas directivas para la enseñanza de la ética em el Pregrado de Enfermería: Transversalidad de la Enseñanza de la Ética/Bioética; Valores/Virtudes/Actitudes éticas a ser desarrolladas por los alumnos; Fundamentación de la enseñanza de la ética/bioética en referenciales consistentes y docentes capacitados; Métodos y Estrategias activas de enseñanza-aprendizaje; Proceso participativo en la construcción de la enseñanza transversal de la ética/bioética. Abstract in english This article discusses relevant philosophical, social, psychological, and pedagogical aspects that must guide the teaching of ethics/bioethics principles to undergraduate nursing students. There is a need to plan and use a systematic approach in teaching Ethics/Bioethics in the undergraduate nursing [...] program in order to facilitate students' critical thinking and decision making in a variety of situations. The article also proposes an outline for teaching on ethics/bioethics in undergraduate nursing programs. This outline consists of: ethics/bioethics as a transversal subject; values, virtue, and ethical attitudes that students must develop; fundamentals of ethics/bioethics consistent with qualified faculty members, the use of methods and strategies student-centered; and, participative process in the construction of transversal teaching of ethics/bioethics.

  1. Diretrizes curriculares para o ensino da ética na graduação em enfermagem Directivas curriculares para la enseñanza de la ética en el pregrado en enfermería Curriculum guideline for teaching ethics in undergraduate nursing program

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    Heliane Moura Ferreira

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta a reflexão das autoras sobre os aspectos filosóficos, sociais e psicopedagógicos que devem sustentar o ensino da ética/bioética para o desenvolvimento moral dos alunos de Enfermagem durante a graduação. Mostra a necessidade de planejamento e sistematização do ensino da ética/bioética nos currículos de graduação em Enfermagem para que possibilitem ao aluno tomar decisões nos mais variados contextos do processo de trabalho em saúde de forma autônoma e reflexiva. As autoras ainda propõem algumas diretrizes para o ensino da ética nos Cursos de Graduação em Enfermagem: Transversalidade do Ensino da Ética/Bioética; Valores/Virtudes/Atitudes éticas a serem desenvolvidas pelos alunos; Fundamentação do ensino da ética/bioética em referenciais consistentes e docentes capacitados; Métodos e Estratégias ativas de ensino-aprendizagem; Processo participativo na construção do ensino transversal da ética/bioética.En este artículo se presenta la reflexión de las autoras sobre los aspectos filosóficos, sociales y psicopedagógicos que deben sustentar la enseñanza de la ética/bioética para el desarrollo moral de los alumnos de Enfermería durante el Pregrado. Muestra la necesidad de planificación y sistematización de la enseñanza de la ética/bioética en los currículos del Pregrado en Enfermería que posibiliten al alumno tomar decisiones en los más variados contextos del proceso de trabajo en salud de forma autónoma y reflexiva. Las autoras aun proponen algunas directivas para la enseñanza de la ética em el Pregrado de Enfermería: Transversalidad de la Enseñanza de la Ética/Bioética; Valores/Virtudes/Actitudes éticas a ser desarrolladas por los alumnos; Fundamentación de la enseñanza de la ética/bioética en referenciales consistentes y docentes capacitados; Métodos y Estrategias activas de enseñanza-aprendizaje; Proceso participativo en la construcción de la enseñanza transversal de la ética/bioética.This article discusses relevant philosophical, social, psychological, and pedagogical aspects that must guide the teaching of ethics/bioethics principles to undergraduate nursing students. There is a need to plan and use a systematic approach in teaching Ethics/Bioethics in the undergraduate nursing program in order to facilitate students' critical thinking and decision making in a variety of situations. The article also proposes an outline for teaching on ethics/bioethics in undergraduate nursing programs. This outline consists of: ethics/bioethics as a transversal subject; values, virtue, and ethical attitudes that students must develop; fundamentals of ethics/bioethics consistent with qualified faculty members, the use of methods and strategies student-centered; and, participative process in the construction of transversal teaching of ethics/bioethics.

  2. The Development of an Online Support Tool for the Teaching and Learning of the IEEE Standard 1500 for Embedded Core-based Integrated Circuits

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    Ian A Grout

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    Full Text Available In this paper, an online education tool for assisting the teaching and learning of the IEEE 1500 standard testability method, used to support the testing of complex system-on-a-chip (SoC integrated circuits (ICs, is developed and presented. The tool is an Internet browser based tool that supports the ability to investigate key aspects of the standard and its application to embedded core-based IC designs. The tool allows the user to create VHDL descriptions of both the test circuitry and the function circuitry via the Internet browser interface. The key considerations for developing this tool were to provide a computer based learning tool to support the teaching and learning of the standard and its application. This paper is an extended version of a paper presented at the EDUCON 2012 conference in April 2012.

  3. Ensino de enfermagem no Rio Grande do Sul apartir de 1950 Enseñanza de enfermería en Rio Grande do Sul a partir del 1950 Teaching of nursing in Rio Grande do Sul in the 1950

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    Valéria Lamb Corbellini

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    Full Text Available Essa pesquisa teve como objetivo analisar como o ensino de graduação na enfermagem, no Rio Grande do Sul construiu o seu saber, desde o primeiro curso, a partir da década de 1950. O estudo envolveu enfermeiras docentes que vivenciaram esse período da história e, para análise documental, foi utilizada a análise de discurso. Os dados indicam, dentre eles, o currículo mais integrado que busca articular teoria/prática sem fragmentação do saber e a relação ensino-aprendizagem, na qual professor e aluno são sujeitos desse processo.Esta investigación tuvo como objetivo analizar como la enseñanza de la pregrado de Enfermería en Río Grande do Sul construyó su saber, desde el primer curso, a partir de la década de 1950. El estudio integró enfermeras docentes que vivenciaron ese periodo de la historia y, para el análisis documental, fue utilizado el análisis del discurso.Los datos indican, entre ellos, el curriculum más integrado que busca articular teoría y práctica sin fragmentación del saber y la relación enseñanza aprendizaje, en la cuál el profesor y el alumno son sujetos de ese processo.The purpose of this research was to analyze how the undergraduate teaching of nursing in Rio Grande do Sul has constructed its knowledge, since the first course, as of the decade of 1950s. The survey has involved teaching nurses who have lived such period of our history, and the discourse analysis has been utilized for the documental analysis. The information data indicate, among them, the most integrated curriculum that seeks articulating theory/practice without fragmenting the knowledge and the teaching-learning relationship, wherein professors and students are subjects of such procedure.

  4. O ensino de práticas grupais em enfermagem norteado pelo referencial de Pichon-Rivière / Group teaching in nursing/teaching group nursing practices guided by the Pichon-Rivière theoretical framework / La enseñanza del grupo de práctica de enfermería por el referencial Pichon-Rivière

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    Roselma, Lucchese; Bruno de Souza, Calixto; Ivânia, Vera; Núbia Inocêncio de, Paula; Camilla Lucchese, Veronesi; Carla Natalina da Silva, Fernandes.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Analisar proposta didático-pedagógica de ensino de tecnologia de grupos para graduação em Enfermagem. Estudo descritivo, qualitativo, do qual participaram 54 estudantes de Enfermagem em 28 sessões de grupos operativos. Tomando a proposta de se aprender grupos fazendo grupos, no interjogo de papéis ( [...] participante, coordenador e observador), os dados foram coletados durante as reuniões dos grupos e passaram pela análise de conteúdo temática, seguindo o referencial de Pichon-Rivière. Das reuniões dos grupos operativos, surgiram três categorias "Aprendizagem da técnica de grupo a partir da realização do grupo", "O grupo no enfrentamento, reflexão e gerenciamento de conflitos", "Indicações e ponto fraco". Apreender grupos fazendo grupos superou o modelo tradicional de ensino, constituindo ferramenta importante na gestão de equipe e de cuidados. Abstract in spanish Objetivo: Analizar la propuesta didáctico-pedagógica de la educación tecnológica de grupos de graduación en Enfermería. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo, cualitativo. Participaron 54 estudiantes de Enfermería en 28 sesiones de grupos operativos. Tomando la propuesta de aprender sobre grupo practicando, [...] en el juego de papeles (participante, coordinador y observador), se recogieron datos durante las reuniones del grupo y abordaron estos datos a través del Análisis de Contenido Temático, siguiendo la referencia de Pichon-Rivière. Resultados: De las reuniones de los grupos operativos, emergieron tres categorías: "Aprendizaje de la técnica de grupo a partir de la realización del grupo", "El grupo en el confronto, la reflexión y la gestión de conflictos", "Indicaciones y debilidades". Conclusión: El aprendizaje de hacer grupos superó el modelo tradicional de enseñanza, constituyendo una herramienta importante en la gestión del equipo de dirección y cuidado. Abstract in english To analyze a didactic and pedagogical proposal for undergraduate group learning in a descriptive, qualitative nursing study in which 54 students participated in 28 operative group sessions. Following a proposal for group learning involving interplay among roles (participant, coordinator and observer [...] ), data were collected during group meetings and analyzed for thematic content, following the Pichon-Rivière theoretical framework. From the meetings of the operative groups, three categories emerged: “learning group techniques from group work”, “the group in confrontation, reflection and conflict management”, and “recommendations and weak points”. Learning in groups outperformed the traditional model of teaching, and is an important tool in the management of care and nursing teams.

  5. Salutogenic nursing education: A summative review

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    Ernestine H. Cuellar

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Nursing is at a critical point with a global need to increase the number of nurses to provide healthcare. However it is difficult to fulfill that demand because of high attrition rates in nursing school and subsequent attrition in nursing within a few years after graduation. This summative review aims to synthesize salutogenic education research to identify methods suitable to promote retention and maintenance of nursing students in nursing education. Nursing school is inherently stressful often leading to attrition in nursing school. Often those student nurses who graduate are not well equipped to manage stress in the work environment; some leave the nursing profession early in their careers. Thus it is imperative for nursing educators to promote nursing student retention and nursing student wellness so that those students will remain in nursing after graduation. Thirty-nine studies, were selected from peer-reviewed research published in English since 1979, based on inclusion criteria that sense of cohesion (SOC is a variable with a nursing student, student or educational focus. Evidence indicates students with high SOC experience greater psychosocial functioning and that SOC is related to social dimensions of the learning environment. In addition, resilience is an important consideration since some students are able to “beat the odds” and develop high SOC and social functioning. Consensus regarding academic success was not found; however, longitudinal studies suggest students with high SOC have long-term academic and employment success. Gender findings were mixed implying context is an important consideration. Multiple studies support the premise that higher SOC is associated with student perceptions of less stress, better health, wellbeing and better quality of life. There exists a large gap in the body of knowledge related to research of interventions promoting nursing student wellness using SOC. Further research is needed to determine how we teach and whether the integration of salutogenic concepts into nursing education can promote academic success in nursing students.

  6. Academics and the nursing home.

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    Katz, P R; Karuza, J; Counsell, S R

    1995-08-01

    Several characteristics of the nursing home justify its new found status as an academic site, including a heterogenous patient population, a rich and varied milieu for teaching, opportunities for faculty development, and more importantly, the nursing home's new found position in the health care continuum. Mandates from a number of professional and accrediting bodies pertaining to primary care training experiences further highlight the nursing home's role in medical education. In addition to education, research in the nursing home has become increasingly recognized and valued. The incorporation of nursing facilities into the academic mainstream will impact positively not only in patient care and age-related clinical investigation but also on the breadth and quality of training for the primary care physician of the future. PMID:7585393

  7. [Care and nursing education].

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    Favetta, Véronique; Feuillebois-Martinez, Brigitte

    2011-12-01

    The notion of care is the main thread of the nurses' initial training. What are the theoretical references on which these teachings on care and caring are based in order to guide the learning and its implementation during the interview with the patient? Each professional exercises his profession with a personal vision, but the history of the profession reflects the evolution of the society to which it belongs. Thus the care theories shed a new light on the framework of thinking related to caring and care today. For the implementation of the training engineering related to the new curriculum, the trainers at ISFI (Institution for the nursing care training) of Pontoise wanted to question the concepts and theories on which the teaching of clinical reasoning can be based and thus work on the links existing between their own experiences of caring and their missions of accompaniment and transmission based on the respect of the potentialities presented by the students. PMID:22332503

  8. Nursing: the hospital's competitive edge.

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    Shaffer, F A; Preziosi, P

    1988-09-01

    The health care marketplace is becoming increasingly competitive. The hospital has a built-in marketing force with the nursing department, because nurses are in constant, direct contact with the customer. Nursing must identify the case mix profile of the community and focus the hospital product lines to meet community needs. The nursing department should decentralize, change, measure, and innovate the staff mix needed to operationalize these product lines. The development of nursing practice standards for the case mix will help to identify the staff mix needed and create systems to efficiently manage the product lines. Nursing management must become aware of cross-subsidization and downward skill substitution of nursing personnel. Nursing information systems must generate quality reports that invoke cost consciousness on the part of nursing staff. Quality assurance programs must become unit based and complete with frequent audits to correlate length of stay with nursing quality. Correlations must be determined between nursing productivity and case mix to determine the hospital's niche in the marketplace. The transformation of health care into a competitive business industry has created many opportunities for nursing. The health care industry's incentives for efficiency along with the decreasing demand for inpatient hospital services will be the forces driving health care toward a competitive marketplace. The hospital's nursing department should be strategically positioned to become accountable for increasing market share and enhancing quality patient outcomes. The focus has shifted from the theoretical to the tactical, which is a step in the right direction, particularly for nursing. Nursing, if strategically positioned, will not only thrive but will also excel in this chaotic environment by capturing the opportunities and being innovative. PMID:3047695

  9. Family Health Nursing – A European Perspective

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    Miros?aw J. Jarosz; Anna W?oszczak-Szubzda

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    Florence Nightingale, while formulating her concept of nursing mentioned, among nurses’ tasks, the popularization of personal hygiene and hygiene of surroundings in workers’ environments, as well as teaching baby care to mothers. The performance of these tasks required cooperation with the families, and at that time, such a cooperation was postulated by William Rathbone (1819–1902). According to him, to the tasks of a nurse providing home care for a patient also belong assistance to the...

  10. Asthma Education for Rural School Nurses: Resources, Barriers, and Outcomes

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    Winkelstein, Marilyn L.; Quartey, Ruth; Pham, Luu; Lewis-Boyer, LaPricia; Lewis, Cassia; Hill, Kimberly; Butz, Arlene

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes a school-based asthma education program for rural elementary school nurses. The program was designed to teach school nurses in 7 rural counties in Maryland how to implement and to reinforce asthma management behaviors in children with asthma and their caregivers. Rural nurses who participated in this program increased their…

  11. Geropsychology Training in a VA Nursing Home Setting

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    Karel, Michele J.; Moye, Jennifer

    2005-01-01

    There is a growing need for professional psychology training in nursing home settings, and nursing homes provide a rich environment for teaching geropsychology competencies. We describe the nursing home training component of our Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Predoctoral Internship and Geropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship programs. Our…

  12. Facing Nursing Shortage: a Complex Challenge

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    Reza Negarandeh

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    Full Text Available   The results of several studies show the relationship between the ratio of nurses/patients with quality of care and patient outcomes (1-3. This means that less the ratio, more expected adverse outcomes for patients. These findings have led some institutions to establish mandated nurse-patient ratios (4. Establishing standard ratios could potentially improve patients' outcomes such as patients' safety (5, 6, decrease length of stay (3 and readmission rates (7, and improve recruitment and retention of nurses in the system and reduce their burnouts (8.   According to Mohammad Aqajani, Deputy of the Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME, the country is facing a serious nursing shortage; as about 80 thousand nurses serve 80 thousand beds in public hospitals, i.e. one nurse per hospital bed. However, the national standards suggest at least two nurses per bed. Now each year there are nine thousand graduates of nursing baccalaureate program; thus, even if no nurse is retired or leave the system and all graduates could be recruited to work in the nursing field, still at least nine years will be needed to provide adequate nurses. In fact, a significant number of nurses leave their job due to retirement, early retirement, turnover and migration; so achieving the standard of nursing staffing in a ten-year timeframe seems impossible. ...

  13. Una metodología alternativa para la enseñanza de la anatomía en los de estudios enfermería de la Universidad de Carabobo An alternative methodology for the teaching of anatomy in Nursing at the University of Carabobo

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    Nelly Maria Arenas

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    Full Text Available El propósito del presente estudio es ofrecer una alternativa metodológica para la enseñanza de la Anatomía humana que contribuya a mejorar el rendimiento académico de los Enfermería de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad de Carabobo en dicha asignatura. Participaron en el experimento cincuenta estudiantes del ler. Año de Enfermería, cursantes de Anatomía humana, subdivididos en dos grupos identificados como grupo control y experimental. El diseño de la investigación es de tipo casi-experimental y metodología de trabajo es evaluativa-experimental. Para la recolección de la información se utilizaron tres instrumentos: una encuesta tipo escala de Lickert consistente de cuarenta proposiciones relacionadas con la los estudiantes hacia el estudio de la asignatura y la metodología de la enseñanza (EAEAM, acompañada de la escala de Intereses de Thrustone y del Test Psicométrico de Raven, a fin de determinar sus relaciones de acuerdo a los objetivos de la investigación. En función de los resultados empíricos del experimento y de la revisión y recopilación de la literatura del tema en estudio, se presenta una propuesta metodológica para enseñanza de la Anatomía humana, cuya naturaleza teórico-práctica exige: el estudio previo, la observación, la discusión y, fundamentalmente, la disección como alternativa para mejorar el rendimiento académico de los estudiantes de Enfermería.An alternative methodology for teaching of Human Anatomy which contributes to improve academic yield by Nursing students at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Carabobo is presented. A total of 50 first-year Nursing students who participated in the experiment were divided into 2 groups, control and experimental. This research project was of the almost-experimental type and the work methodology was experimental-evaluation. Three instruments were used to obtain data: an investigation of the Lickert school type consisting of 40 proposals related to the students attitude concerning the study of this discipline and in view of a teaching methodology (EAEAM, accompanied by the school of interests of Thurstone and by the Psychometric Test of Raven, to determine relationships in accordance with the research objectives. In function of empirical results of the experiment and revision of the literature pertaining to this theme, a methodological proposal is presented for the teaching of Human Anatomy; its theoretical-practical nature demands: previous study, observation, discussion and, fundamentally, as an alternative to academic yield by Nursing students.

  14. Una metodología alternativa para la enseñanza de la anatomía en los de estudios enfermería de la Universidad de Carabobo / An alternative methodology for the teaching of anatomy in Nursing at the University of Carabobo

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    Nelly Maria, Arenas.

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    Full Text Available El propósito del presente estudio es ofrecer una alternativa metodológica para la enseñanza de la Anatomía humana que contribuya a mejorar el rendimiento académico de los Enfermería de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad de Carabobo en dicha asignatura. Participaron en el experimen [...] to cincuenta estudiantes del ler. Año de Enfermería, cursantes de Anatomía humana, subdivididos en dos grupos identificados como grupo control y experimental. El diseño de la investigación es de tipo casi-experimental y metodología de trabajo es evaluativa-experimental. Para la recolección de la información se utilizaron tres instrumentos: una encuesta tipo escala de Lickert consistente de cuarenta proposiciones relacionadas con la los estudiantes hacia el estudio de la asignatura y la metodología de la enseñanza (EAEAM), acompañada de la escala de Intereses de Thrustone y del Test Psicométrico de Raven, a fin de determinar sus relaciones de acuerdo a los objetivos de la investigación. En función de los resultados empíricos del experimento y de la revisión y recopilación de la literatura del tema en estudio, se presenta una propuesta metodológica para enseñanza de la Anatomía humana, cuya naturaleza teórico-práctica exige: el estudio previo, la observación, la discusión y, fundamentalmente, la disección como alternativa para mejorar el rendimiento académico de los estudiantes de Enfermería. Abstract in english An alternative methodology for teaching of Human Anatomy which contributes to improve academic yield by Nursing students at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Carabobo is presented. A total of 50 first-year Nursing students who participated in the experiment were divided into 2 groups, con [...] trol and experimental. This research project was of the almost-experimental type and the work methodology was experimental-evaluation. Three instruments were used to obtain data: an investigation of the Lickert school type consisting of 40 proposals related to the students attitude concerning the study of this discipline and in view of a teaching methodology (EAEAM), accompanied by the school of interests of Thurstone and by the Psychometric Test of Raven, to determine relationships in accordance with the research objectives. In function of empirical results of the experiment and revision of the literature pertaining to this theme, a methodological proposal is presented for the teaching of Human Anatomy; its theoretical-practical nature demands: previous study, observation, discussion and, fundamentally, as an alternative to academic yield by Nursing students.

  15. Ensino de Enfermagem Obstétrica no Brasil: (desacertos 1972-1996 Enseñanza de Enfermería Obstétrica en Brazil: (desaciertos 1972-1996 Teaching of Obstetrical Nursing in Brazil: successes and failures from 1972 to 1996

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    Maria Antonieta Rubio Tyrrel

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    Full Text Available Pesquisa descritiva com abordagem qualitativa. Considera contexto político-social do ensino em Enfermagem (graduação, com ênfase na política de formação. Descreveu-se e analisou-se programas de ensino de Enfermagem Obstétrica (1972-1996, adotados por cinco Instituições de Ensino Superior, uma por região geográfica, para análise dialética da temática e conteúdos. Evidenciou-se que as disciplinas da área atendiam prioritariamente propostas governamentais centradas no ciclo gravídico-puerperal, embora houvesse alguma influência dos movimentos político-sociais, principalmente feminista e sanitarista progressista que fundamentavam o PAISM. Não foram explicitados conteúdos emergentes desses movimentos (saúde da família, subjetividade; violência, gênero, dentre outros. A maioria das instituições encontrava-se em reformulação curricular para atender ao Parecer Nº. 314/94 que determina currículo de formação do enfermeiro generalista no Brasil.Investigación descriptiva con abordaje cualitativo. Considera el contexto político-social de enseñanza en Enfermería (prégrado, con énfasis en la política de formación. Se describió y se analizó programas de enseñanza de Enfermería Obstétrica (1972-1996, adoptados por cinco instituciones de enseñanza superior, una por región geográfica, para análisis dialéctica de temática y contenidos. Se evidenció que disciplinas del área atendían prioritariamente propuestas gubernamentales centradas al ciclo grávido-puerperal, sin embargo influencia de movimientos políticos-sociales, principalmente feminista y sanitarista progresista que fundamentaban el PAISM. No fueran discriminados contenidos emergentes de eses movimientos (salud familiar, subjetividad, violencia, género, entre otros. La mayoría de las instituciones estudiadas se encontraban en reformulación curricular para atender al parecer nº 314/94, lo cual (determina currículo de formación del enfermero generalista en Brasil.Investigation with descriptive and qualitative approach. Political-social context of Nurse teaching are analyzed, with emphasis in policies formation. Teaching programs of Obstetrical Nursing from 1972 to1996 utilized by five graduate teaching schools were described and analyzed according to geographical region, for dialetic analysis of thematic and contents. It was evidenced that disciplines has given priority for governmental purposes centered on pregnant-puerperal cycle, although it should had some political-social movements influence, mainly feminist and progressive sanitation, on which the PAISM is based. The emerging content of these movements were not exposed (family health, subjectivity, violence, gender, among others. Most of institutions were on curricular reformulation to attend the 314/94 statement which determines generalist nurse curriculum in Brazil.

  16. Teaching and Assessing Doctor-Patient Communication Using Remote Standardized Patients and SKYPE: Feedback from Medical Residents

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    Horber, Dot; Langenau, Erik E.; Kachur, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Teaching and assessing doctor-patient communication has become a priority in medical education. This pilot study evaluated resident physicians' perceptions of teaching and assessing doctor-patient communication skills related to pain management using a web-based format. Fifty-nine resident physicians completed four doctor-patient clinical…

  17. Development of quality standards in inflammatory bowel disease management and design of an evaluation tool of nursing care / Desarrollo de estándares de calidad para la enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal y diseño de un instrumento de evaluación de los cuidados de enfermería

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    Antonio, Torrejón; Lorena, Oltra; Paloma, Hernández-Sampelayo; Laura, Marín; Valle, García-Sánchez; Francesc, Casellas; Noelia, Alfaro; Pablo, Lázaro; María Isabel, Vera.

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    Full Text Available Introducción y objetivos: el manejo de la enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal (EII) por enfermería es muy relevante, sin embargo, existe una gran variabilidad en su práctica clínica. El objetivo de esta investigación es desarrollar estándares de calidad asistencial del manejo de la EII por enfermería [...] , para elaborar un "Instrumento de Evalua-ción de la Calidad Asistencial de la EII por Enfermería" (IEC-EII). Métodos: tras una búsqueda bibliográfica del manejo de la EII por enfermería se elaboró un cuestionario de 178 ítems de calidad asistencial. Con este cuestionario, se realizaron dos estudios Delphi a dos rondas: Delphi A dirigido a 27 profesionales sanitarios en EII y Delphi B a 12 pacientes. Con los ítems de ambos estudios Delphi, se elaboró una lista que, junto con la opinión experta del Comité Científico, contribuyó a desarrollar el IEC-EII. Resultados: el IEC-EII se compone de 90 ítems, subdivididos en 13 dimensiones que miden aspectos del manejo de la EII por enfermería como: infraestructura, servicios, recursos humanos, tipo de organización, competencias asumidas por enfermería, información de enfermería al paciente, formación de enfermería, revisiones anuales de la actividad de enfermería e investigación de enfermería de EII. La evaluación de estos aspectos mediante el IEC-EII permite clasificar la calidad asistencial en EII por enfermería en 4 categorías de la A a la D. Siendo A el nivel de calidad superior y D el inferior. Conclusiones: el IEC-EII puede contribuir a aumentar la calidad asistencial de enfermería en EII y reducir su variabilidad, puesto que la evaluación ayudará a detectar sus deficiencias mejorables. Abstract in english Background and aims: nursing management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is highly relevant for patient care and outcomes. However, there is evidence of substantial variability in clinical practices. The objectives of this study were to develop standards of healthcare quality for nursing manageme [...] nt of IBD and elaborate the evaluation tool "Nursing Care Quality in IBD Assessment" (NCQ-IBD) based on these standards. Methods: a 178-item healthcare quality questionnaire was developed based on a systematic review of IBD nursing management literature. The questionnaire was used to perform two 2-round Delphi studies: Delphi A included 27 IBD healthcare professionals and Delphi B involved 12 patients. The NCQ-IBD was developed from the list of items resulting from both Delphi studies combined with the Scientific Committee's expert opinion. Results: the final NCQ-IBD consists of 90 items, organized in 13 sections measuring the following aspects of nursing management of IBD: infrastructure, services, human resources, type of organization, nursing responsibilities, nurse-provided information to the patient, nurses training, annual audits of nursing activities, and nursing research in IBD. Using the NCQ-IBD to evaluate these components allows the rating of healthcare quality for nursing management of IBD into 4 categories: A (highest quality) through D (lowest quality). Conclusions: the use of the NCQ-IBD tool to evaluate nursing management quality of IBD identifies areas in need of improvement and thus contribute to an enhancement of care quality and reduction in clinical practice variations.

  18. Orientar la asignatura de Anatomía y Fisiología hacia las competencias profesionales de enfermería: Propuesta de un proyecto docente Orienting the subjects of anatomy and physiology to nursing professional competence: A teaching proposal

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    Anna Falcó Pegueroles

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    Full Text Available El estudio de la anatomía y la fisiología del cuerpo humano forma parte de las materias básicas e imprescindibles en la formación de los profesionales de la salud. Sin embargo, las competencias profesionales de la enfermería actual, el entorno sanitario, y la interrelación con otras materias del currículum, establecen unas necesidades de formación muy específicas en el campo de la anatomía, la fisiología, y la bioquímica. En la actualidad, muchos de los proyectos docentes relativos a estas materias que se imparten en las Escuelas universitarias de Enfermería están diseñados a partir de un modelo tradicional que introduce con éxito al alumno en los conceptos anatómicos y fisiológicos más importantes y fundamentales del cuerpo humano, sin duda, pero no permite a éste integrarlos con el resto de asignaturas ni asegurar el aprendizaje de contenidos útiles y necesarios desde un punto de vista práctico. El presente artículo analiza los factores que explican este desajuste entre los contenidos de la asignatura de anatomía y fisiología y las necesidades de formación; también expone un proyecto docente que orienta los contenidos y los métodos pedagógicos a estas exigencias de formación en enfermería; y busca compartir con otros docentes la experiencia de creación y ejecución de un proyecto de estas características en un momento de transformación académica con motivo de la integración del sistema universitario español al espacio europeo de enseñanza superior.The study of anatomy and physiology of the human body is an essential part in the education of all health professionals. However, the professional competence in today’s nursing, the health environment, and their interrelation with other subjects in the nursing curriculum require very specific educational needs in the field of anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. Nowadays, most of the teaching projects on this subject at nursing university schools are designed following a traditional model. This successfully introduces the most important and basic anatomical and physiological concepts to the nursing student but it neither facilitates their integration with other subjects nor ensures the learning of useful and necessary concepts from a practical point of view. This article analyses the factors that account for this lack of adjustments between the syllabus of anatomy and physiology and educational needs. It also presents an educational project that orientates the contents and the pedagogical methods used to this demands in the nursing field. The study also tries to share with other teachers the experience in the creation of a project of these characteristics in a period of academic changes brought by the integration into the European higher education landscape.

  19. Orientar la asignatura de Anatomía y Fisiología hacia las competencias profesionales de enfermería: Propuesta de un proyecto docente / Orienting the subjects of anatomy and physiology to nursing professional competence: A teaching proposal

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    Anna, Falcó Pegueroles.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de la anatomía y la fisiología del cuerpo humano forma parte de las materias básicas e imprescindibles en la formación de los profesionales de la salud. Sin embargo, las competencias profesionales de la enfermería actual, el entorno sanitario, y la interrelación con otras materias del cur [...] rículum, establecen unas necesidades de formación muy específicas en el campo de la anatomía, la fisiología, y la bioquímica. En la actualidad, muchos de los proyectos docentes relativos a estas materias que se imparten en las Escuelas universitarias de Enfermería están diseñados a partir de un modelo tradicional que introduce con éxito al alumno en los conceptos anatómicos y fisiológicos más importantes y fundamentales del cuerpo humano, sin duda, pero no permite a éste integrarlos con el resto de asignaturas ni asegurar el aprendizaje de contenidos útiles y necesarios desde un punto de vista práctico. El presente artículo analiza los factores que explican este desajuste entre los contenidos de la asignatura de anatomía y fisiología y las necesidades de formación; también expone un proyecto docente que orienta los contenidos y los métodos pedagógicos a estas exigencias de formación en enfermería; y busca compartir con otros docentes la experiencia de creación y ejecución de un proyecto de estas características en un momento de transformación académica con motivo de la integración del sistema universitario español al espacio europeo de enseñanza superior. Abstract in english The study of anatomy and physiology of the human body is an essential part in the education of all health professionals. However, the professional competence in today’s nursing, the health environment, and their interrelation with other subjects in the nursing curriculum require very specific educat [...] ional needs in the field of anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. Nowadays, most of the teaching projects on this subject at nursing university schools are designed following a traditional model. This successfully introduces the most important and basic anatomical and physiological concepts to the nursing student but it neither facilitates their integration with other subjects nor ensures the learning of useful and necessary concepts from a practical point of view. This article analyses the factors that account for this lack of adjustments between the syllabus of anatomy and physiology and educational needs. It also presents an educational project that orientates the contents and the pedagogical methods used to this demands in the nursing field. The study also tries to share with other teachers the experience in the creation of a project of these characteristics in a period of academic changes brought by the integration into the European higher education landscape.

  20. Nursing Students’ Views of Nursing Education Quality: A Qualitative Study

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    Fatihe Kermansaravi

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    Full Text Available Background: Nursing education is currently facing challenges related to the application of nursing knowledge in clinical environments and inability of students in application of nursing procedures in clinical settings. Nursing students themselves represent the best means of identifying these challenges. This study was conducted aimed to understand the nursing students’ viewpoints and experiences concerning the challenges and deficiencies of the nursing education system. Methods: This qualitative study that has been carried out adopting conventional qualitative content analysis approach, 40 senior nursing students with sufficient experience of educational situations participated through purposive sampling. Eight focus group discussions were done with volunteer nursing students from School of Nursing and Midwifery in Zahedan (Iran. All of the interviews and discussions were recorded and then analyzed using the conventional content analysis approach. Results: Three themes were emerged from data analysis including theoretical education, clinical skills, and the gap between theoretical education and clinical skills. Conclusions: The students’ views and experiences of nursing education quality (theoretical, clinical, and the gap between theoretical education and clinical skills demonstrated a need to pay careful attention to the selection and recruitment of clinical teachers, and the assessment and control of their educational performance and clinical skills, as well as to determination of standards and validation of education quality.

  1. American Nurses Association Nursing World

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    ... update your profile. Shop the ANA E-Store Nursing Insider News 07/09/15 ANA Commends Inclusion ... 15 Taking a Stand: Creating an Incivility-Free Nursing Environment 07/07/15 Register for the ANCC ...

  2. The nursing shortage: a worldwide problem.

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    Booth, Rachel Z

    2002-01-01

    A worldwide shortage of nurses has been acknowledged by the multidisciplinary Global Advisory Group of the World Health Organization. The shortage is caused by an increased demand for nurses, while fewer people are choosing nursing as a profession and the current nurses worldwide are aging. The shortage applies to nurses in practice as well as the nurse faculty who teach students. The inter-country recruitment and migration of nurses from developing countries to developed countries exacerbates the problem. Although public opinion polls identifies the nurse as the person who makes the health care system work for them, the conditions of the work environment in which the nurse functions is unsatisfactory and must change. Numerous studies have shown the positive effects on the nurse of a healthy work environment and the positive relationships between nursing care and patient outcomes. It is important that government officials, insurance companies, and administrators and leaders of health care systems acknowledge and operationalize the value of nurses to the health care system in order to establish and maintain the integrity and viability of that system. PMID:12817393

  3. The nursing shortage: a worldwide problem

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    Booth Rachel Z.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A worldwide shortage of nurses has been acknowledged by the multidisciplinary Global Advisory Group of the World Health Organization. The shortage is caused by an increased demand for nurses, while fewer people are choosing nursing as a profession and the current nurses worldwide are aging. The shortage applies to nurses in practice as well as the nurse faculty who teach students. The inter-country recruitment and migration of nurses from developing countries to developed countries exacerbates the problem. Although public opinion polls identifies the nurse as the person who makes the health care system work for them, the conditions of the work environment in which the nurse functions is unsatisfactory and must change. Numerous studies have shown the positive effects on the nurse of a healthy work environment and the positive relationships between nursing care and patient outcomes. It is important that government officials, insurance companies, and administrators and leaders of health care systems acknowledge and operationalize the value of nurses to the health care system in order to establish and maintain the integrity and viability of that system.

  4. Training effectiveness when teaching the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) to medical students

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    Liu, N; Zhou, M-W

    2013-01-01

    STUDY DESIGN: Interventional training sessions. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of training medical students in the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI). SETTING: A Peking University teaching hospital. METHODS: A total of 46 medical students were involved in the study. First, they had a 2-h self-study session with the ISNCSCI booklet, followed by a 10-item questionnaire. The booklet was allowed for use as a reference during this assessment. Two days later, the questionnaire was repeated without the use of reference. Students then had a session with case discussion, followed by a final questionnaire. RESULTS: After the initial self-study session, the mean score (max. 10) on the questionnaire was 7.67 ± 1.49. Two days later, the mean score of the second test was 7.96 ± 1.15. All key points of the ISNCSCI were supplemented during the second session with case presentations. The mean score of the final test increased significantly to 9.61 ± 0.88 (P<0.01) in comparison with the previous tests. The overall correct response rates by students in determining sensory level, motor level and American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale of the training case were 89.1%, 84.8% and 91.3%, respectively. CONCLUSION: The training effectiveness of ISNCSCI through self-study is reliable. The correct answers to key points could remain for at least 2 days without the need to use a reference. However, some specialized knowledge could not be transmitted without more detailed discussions and case presentations. Utilization of cases is a valuable method in training ISNCSCI and can improve the overall training effectiveness.

  5. Mentoring new nurses in stressful times.

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    2009-06-01

    Meeting benchmarks of Ontario's Wait Time Strategy and the expansion of The Ottawa Hospital are key issues driving the recruitment of perioperative nurses in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. Added pressures resulting from Canada's aging population and a nationwide nursing shortage mean perioperative nurses are overworked and understaffed. Preceptoring new members of staff raises valid concerns as many of the new recruits have little or no operating room experience. The Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition demonstrates the importance of time and patience in supporting the learning process. Mentoring is a valuable strategy in an effort to teach and guide new nurses, to increase nursing retention, and to promote professional growth and recognition. Building successful mentorship programs, through the creation of healthy organizational cultures, transformational leadership and staff development programs, will strengthen support for nurses in stressful times. The stress of meeting the province-wide benchmarks outlined in Ontario's Wait Time Strategy and the expansion of perioperative services at The Ottawa Hospital in Ontario are two key issues driving the need for the recruitment of nurses into the specialty of perioperative nursing. As a result of Canada's aging population and a nationwide nursing shortage, perioperative nurses are over-worked and under-staffed while being faced with the pressure to preceptor new staff members while struggling to meet the daily demands of the wait list strategy. This article discusses current trends in healthcare and the career path changes being made by many nurses in response to the demand for specialty trained nurses. It is followed by a brief explanation of the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition. Mentoring is presented as an effective strategy in the guidance and teaching of new nurses with a discussion of the benefits and suggestions on how to build a successful mentorship program to support nurses in these stressful times. PMID:19626756

  6. Improving Technological Competency in Nursing Students: The Passport Project

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    2011-01-01

    Integration of informatics competency into a nursing curriculum is important to ensure success throughout the education and career of contemporary nursing students. As enrollment in nursing programs increases, the diverse population of students from many different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds presents a challenge for faculty in addressing unique learning needs. Competency in informatics will allow the beginning nursing student to navigate the on-line teaching software used by colleg...

  7. Ensinar e aprender no campo clínico: perspectiva de docentes, enfermeiras e estudantes de enfermagem / Teaching and learning in the clinical field: perspective of teachers, nurses and nursing students / Enseñar y aprender en el campo clínico: perspectiva de docentes, enfermeras y estudiantes de enfermería

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    Miriam Aparecida Barbosa, Merighi; Maria Cristina Pinto de, Jesus; Selisvane Ribeiro da Fonseca, Domingos; Deíse Moura de, Oliveira; Thaís Norika, Ito.

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Estudo qualitativo, com abordagem da fenomenologia social de Alfred Schütz, que teve como objetivo conhecer e discutir as expectativas dos docentes, enfermeiras e estudantes com relação ao ensino em campo clínico. Participaram do estudo nove docentes, 11 enfermeiras e 11 estudantes do Curso de Gradu [...] ação em Enfermagem de uma universidade pública de São Paulo. A coleta dos dados foi realizada em 2012 e os resultados mostraram que os sujeitos esperam que o ensino clínico subsidie a articulação entre a teoria e a prática profissional; e almejam que tal ensino possibilite o desenvolvimento de uma postura próativa e participativa dos envolvidos na aprendizagem. A reciprocidade de perspectivas foi evidenciada, devendo ser considerada na elaboração de projetos pedagógicos voltados para a formação do enfermeiro. Abstract in spanish Estudio cualitativo con abordaje de la fenomenología social de Alfred Schütz, que tuve como objetivo conocer y discutir las expectativas de los docentes, enfermeras y estudiantes en relación a la enseñanza en el campo clínico. Participaron en el estudio nueve docentes, once enfermeras y once estudia [...] ntes del Curso de Graduación en Enfermería de una universidad pública de São Paulo. La recolección de datos fue realizada en 2012 y los resultados mostraron que los sujetos esperan que la enseñanza clínica subvencione el vínculo entre la teoría y la práctica profesional y desean que tal enseñanza haga posible el desarrollo de una postura pro activa y participativa de los involucrados en el aprendizaje. La reciprocidad de perspectivas fue evidenciada, debiendo ser considerada en la elaboración de proyectos pedagógicos centrados en la formación de la enfermera. Abstract in english This is a qualitative research, which used the social phenomenology of Alfred Schütz approach. Its purpose was meeting and discussing the expectations of teachers, nurses and students about teaching in the clinical field. Nine teachers, eleven nurses and eleven students of the Nursing Graduation gra [...] de from a public university of São Paulo were included in this study. Data were collected in 2012. As the results showed, there are expectations about the link between theory and practice that clinical teaching can offer and also the desire that such instruction enable the learners to develop a pro-active and participatory attitude. The reciprocity of perspectives was evident and should be considered when academic projects focused on nursing education are developed.

  8. NursingQuest: supporting an analysis of nursing issues.

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    Bassendowski, Sandra L

    2007-02-01

    With the development and use of new strategies, practices, applications, and resources in technology, the teaching and learning context is shifting. Nurse educators are challenged to create instructional strategies that appeal to the newer generation of students and have the potential to enhance learning. Effective learning programs for these students require new digital communication skills, new pedagogies, and new practices. Nursing students should not be seeking the right answer as much as they should be seeking appropriate information and then developing approaches to issues or resolutions for problems. The focus of the teaching and learning context is shifting from the individual to the group, with the purpose of constructing new knowledge from available information. This article discusses the value of WebQuest activities as inquiry-oriented strategies and the process of adapting the WebQuest format for the development of a strategy called NursingQuest. PMID:17315570

  9. Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines and School Nursing

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    Adams, Susan; McCarthy, Ann Marie

    2007-01-01

    The use of evidence-based practice (EBP) has become the standard of health care practice. Nurses are expected to use best evidence on a wide range of topics, yet most nurses have limited time, resources, and/or skills to access and evaluate the quality of research and evidence needed to practice evidence-based nursing. EBP guidelines allow nurses

  10. Incorporating healthcare informatics into the strategic planning process in nursing education.

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    Sackett, Kay; Jones, Janice; Erdley, W Scott

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe the incorporation of healthcare informatics into the strategic planning process in nursing education. An exemplar from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York School of Nursing, is interwoven throughout the article. The challenges and successes inherent in a paradigm shift embracing the multifaceted adoption of technology in higher education are illustrated. The paradigm shift that necessitated this change, the need for informatics standards and competencies identified by regulatory agencies and the relationship of the triad mission of the Academy which includes research, teaching and service are then elucidated. Information pertinent to the strategic planning process is described including the use of a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis to facilitate the integration of a healthcare informatics model into a nursing curriculum. PMID:16206693

  11. Teaching quality improvement.

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    Murray, Marry Ellen; Douglas, Stephen; Girdley, Diana; Jarzemsky, Paula

    2010-08-01

    Practicing nurses are required to engage in quality improvement work as a part of their clinical practice, but few undergraduate nursing education programs offer course work and applied experience in this area. This article presents a description of class content and teaching strategies, assignments, and evaluation strategies designed to achieve the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing competencies related to quality improvement and interdisciplinary teams. Students demonstrate their application of the quality improvement process by designing and implementing a small-scale quality improvement project that they report in storyboard format on a virtual conference Web site. PMID:20438027

  12. Effectiveness of Health Education Teachers and School Nurses Teaching Sexually Transmitted Infections/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention Knowledge and Skills in High School

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    Borawski, Elaine A.; Tufts, Kimberly Adams; Trapl, Erika S.; Hayman, Laura L.; Yoder, Laura D.; Lovegreen, Loren D.

    2015-01-01

    Background: We examined the differential impact of a well-established human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted infections (STIs) curriculum, Be Proud! Be Responsible!, when taught by school nurses and health education classroom teachers within a high school curricula. Methods: Group-randomized intervention study of 1357 ninth and…

  13. Retaining the wisdom: Academic nurse leaders' reflections on extending the working life of aging nurse faculty.

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    Falk, Nancy L

    2014-01-01

    Aging nurse faculty members are vital human resources who serve as educators, researchers, and leaders within baccalaureate nursing (BSN) programs. On average, aging nurse faculty members are over 50 years of age and face key retirement decisions over the next decade. The purpose of this study was to begin to build substantive theory about academic nurse leaders' perceptions of extending the academic working life of aging nurse faculty members. Nine academic nurse leaders from BSN programs nationwide were interviewed in this grounded theory study. Data were analyzed using constant comparative analysis. Four categories emerged: valuing aging nurse faculty, enduring environmental challenges, recognizing stakeholder incongruence, and readjusting. Findings reveal that aging nurse faculty members are highly valued by academic nurse leaders, bringing wisdom, experience, and institutional, historical, and cultural awareness to their many roles. Yet, some aging nurse faculty fail to keep knowledge, skills, and teaching modes current, which is problematic given the multiple environmental challenges that academic nurse leaders face. Stakeholder incongruence arises as a mismatch between the needs of the BSN program and the skills and contributions of aging nurse faculty members. BSN programs, program leaders, and aging nurse faculty members can lessen incongruence by readjusting to address the pressures, tensions, and ongoing change. PMID:24503313

  14. The Effect of Teaching Emotional Intelligence (EI Items on Job Related Stress in Physicians and Nurses Working in ICU Wards in Hospitals, Yerevan, Armenia

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    Sharif F

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Intensive care units (ICUs are known as stressful environments. However, the conditions in which stressors may affect health professionals’ performance and well-being and the conditions that potentially lead to impaired performance and staff’s psychological distress are not well understood. Emotional intelligence, an essential factor responsible for determining success in life and psychological well-being, seems to play an important role in shaping the interaction between individuals and their work environment. The emotional dimension (personal is the concept of multi-dimensional intelligence, it is also necessary for physicians and nurses to learn how to view and understand people’s behavior, attitudes, interpersonal skills and potential. Individuals who have these characteristics are said to be “emotionally intelligent.”Objectives: The objective of the study is to determine the effects of emotional intelligence education items on job related stress in physicians and nurses working in intensive care units in hospitals in Yerevan, Armenia.Method: A cross interventional, pre-post, case and control group design was used and inferential study design was implemented, with 150 registered hospitals physicians and nurses, who were widely distributed.Results: A sample of 106 participants (18.7% of men and 31.3% of women in case and control group, representing various human service professions (physicians, nurses was eligible for the study. The mean age of the participants was 33.19 years in case group (SD = 6.44, and 31.6 in control group (SD = 6.04, and the employment period was 8.2 years (SD = 7.34 in case group and 5.57 years (SD = 4.02 in control group. The results confirmed an essential, very strong, role of emotional intelligence in perceiving occupational stress and preventing physicians and nurses from negative health outcomes. Conclusion: Results showed that physicians and nurses experienced high level of stress. The level of stress experienced at work by this occupational case was higher than control group. The ability to effectively deal with emotions and emotional intelligence in the workplace assists employees in coping with occupational stress. Therefore, it should be developed in stress managing trainings. Emotional intelligence items education decreased situational and personal anxiety of physicians and nurses in case group more than those in control group.

  15. Analysis of the problems of implementation of new educational standards within the teaching of psy-cho-pedagogical disciplines in colleges (on the example of Vyatska Art School named after AA Rylova

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    Full Text Available The paper analyzes the optimization process in the construction of system of teaching psychological and pedagogical disciplines in colleges and problems of transition to the new Federal State Educational Stand-ard.

  16. Ensino de administração de serviços de saúde: perfil de enfermeiras que exerceram a docência / Teaching health services administration: profile of nurses engaged in education / Enseñanza de administración de los servicios de salud: perfil de enfermeras que ejercieron la docencia

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    Divanice, Contim; Maria Cristina, Sanna.

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever o perfil de enfermeiras que exerceram a docência em um Curso de Administração Hospitalar nos anos 1970. MÉTODOS: Estudo histórico documental constituído de fontes primárias e secundárias produzidas entre 1975 e 2009. O conteúdo constante nessas fontes foi analisado frente ao proc [...] esso de trabalho em Enfermagem, e estudado à luz da teoria da Burocracia. RESULTADOS: Foi descrito o perfil profissional de quatro enfermeiras docentes A primeira era diretora da Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade de São Paulo; a segunda era americana, professora do Incarnate Word Collegge, Texas, mestre em ciências; a terceira foi a primeira presidente do Conselho Regional de Enfermagem de São Paulo; e a quarta era Diretora do Serviço de Enfermagem do Instituto do Coração do Hospital de Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo. CONCLUSÃO: Constatou-se que essas enfermeiras eram detentoras de projeção em suas carreiras e esse prestígio, possivelmente, agregou valor ao curso citado. Abstract in spanish OBJETIVO: Describir el perfil de enfermeras que ejercieron la docencia en un Curso de Administración Hospitalaria en los años 1970. MÉTODOS: Estudio histórico documental constituído de fuentes primarias y secundarias producidas entre 1975 y 2009. El contenido constante en esas fuentes fue analizado [...] frente al proceso de trabajo en Enfermería, y estudiado a la luz de la teoría de la Burocracia. RESULTADOS: Fue descrito el perfil profesional de cuatro enfermeras docentes. La primera era Directora de la Escuela de Enfermería de la Universidad de Sao Paulo; la segunda era americana, profesora del Incarnate Word Collegge, Texas, magister en ciencias; la tercera fue la primera presidente del Consejo Regional de Enfermería de Sao Paulo; y la cuarta era Directora del Servicio de Enfermería del Instituto del Corazón del Hospital de las Clínicas de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Sao Paulo. CONCLUSIÓN: Constató que esas enfermeras eran detentoras de la proyección en sus carreras y ese prestigio, posiblemente, agregó valor al citado curso. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To describe the profile of nurses engaged in teaching a course in hospital administration during the 1970. METHODS: This was a historical documentary consisting of primary and secondary sources produced between 1975 and 2009. The content contained in these sources was analyzed against the [...] nursing work process, and studied in light of the theory of bureaucracy. RESULTS: We described the professional profile of four nurses: the first faculty director of The School of Nursing, University of Sao Paulo; the second was an American professor in a master of science course at Incarnate Word College, Texas; the third was the first president of the Regional Nursing Council of São Paulo; and the fourth was Director of Nursing Service of the Heart Institute of the Hospital de Clinicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo. CONCLUSION: We found that these nurses held positions of esteem and status in their careers and that this prestige, possibly, has added value to the courses discussed

  17. Ensino de administração de serviços de saúde: perfil de enfermeiras que exerceram a docência Enseñanza de administración de los servicios de salud: perfil de enfermeras que ejercieron la docencia Teaching health services administration: profile of nurses engaged in education

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    Divanice Contim

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever o perfil de enfermeiras que exerceram a docência em um Curso de Administração Hospitalar nos anos 1970. MÉTODOS: Estudo histórico documental constituído de fontes primárias e secundárias produzidas entre 1975 e 2009. O conteúdo constante nessas fontes foi analisado frente ao processo de trabalho em Enfermagem, e estudado à luz da teoria da Burocracia. RESULTADOS: Foi descrito o perfil profissional de quatro enfermeiras docentes A primeira era diretora da Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade de São Paulo; a segunda era americana, professora do Incarnate Word Collegge, Texas, mestre em ciências; a terceira foi a primeira presidente do Conselho Regional de Enfermagem de São Paulo; e a quarta era Diretora do Serviço de Enfermagem do Instituto do Coração do Hospital de Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo. CONCLUSÃO: Constatou-se que essas enfermeiras eram detentoras de projeção em suas carreiras e esse prestígio, possivelmente, agregou valor ao curso citado.OBJETIVO: Describir el perfil de enfermeras que ejercieron la docencia en un Curso de Administración Hospitalaria en los años 1970. MÉTODOS: Estudio histórico documental constituído de fuentes primarias y secundarias producidas entre 1975 y 2009. El contenido constante en esas fuentes fue analizado frente al proceso de trabajo en Enfermería, y estudiado a la luz de la teoría de la Burocracia. RESULTADOS: Fue descrito el perfil profesional de cuatro enfermeras docentes. La primera era Directora de la Escuela de Enfermería de la Universidad de Sao Paulo; la segunda era americana, profesora del Incarnate Word Collegge, Texas, magister en ciencias; la tercera fue la primera presidente del Consejo Regional de Enfermería de Sao Paulo; y la cuarta era Directora del Servicio de Enfermería del Instituto del Corazón del Hospital de las Clínicas de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Sao Paulo. CONCLUSIÓN: Constató que esas enfermeras eran detentoras de la proyección en sus carreras y ese prestigio, posiblemente, agregó valor al citado curso.OBJECTIVE: To describe the profile of nurses engaged in teaching a course in hospital administration during the 1970. METHODS: This was a historical documentary consisting of primary and secondary sources produced between 1975 and 2009. The content contained in these sources was analyzed against the nursing work process, and studied in light of the theory of bureaucracy. RESULTS: We described the professional profile of four nurses: the first faculty director of The School of Nursing, University of Sao Paulo; the second was an American professor in a master of science course at Incarnate Word College, Texas; the third was the first president of the Regional Nursing Council of São Paulo; and the fourth was Director of Nursing Service of the Heart Institute of the Hospital de Clinicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo. CONCLUSION: We found that these nurses held positions of esteem and status in their careers and that this prestige, possibly, has added value to the courses discussed

  18. Beyond Google: Finding and Evaluating Web-Based Information for Community-Based Nursing Practice*

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    Miller, Louise C.; Graves, Rebecca S.; Jones, Barbara B.; Sievert, Maryellen C.

    2010-01-01

    Nurses are challenged to find and use reliable, credible information to support clinical decision-making and to meet expectations for evidence-based nursing practice. This project targeted practicing public health and school nurses, teaching them how to access and critically evaluate web-based information resources for frontline practice. Health sciences librarians partnered with nursing faculty to develop two participatory workshops to teach skills in searching for and evaluating web-based c...

  19. 42 CFR 415.172 - Physician fee schedule payment for services of teaching physicians.

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    2010-10-01

    ...an endoscope, the teaching physician must be...2) In the case of evaluation and management services, the teaching physician must be...nurse. In the case of evaluation and management procedures, the teaching physician must...

  20. Critical Thinking in Nurses: Predictive Role of Emotional Intelligence

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    Zahra Madadkhani

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    Full Text Available   Background & Aim: Critical thinking is a necessary and important component of nursing profession. Since nurses are not limited to work under predetermined roles and need to meet various needs of patients, they should have critical thinking skills. This study aimed to determine the role of emotional intelligence and its components in critical thinking disposition .   Methods & Materials: In this cross-sectional study, 118 female nurses working in educational hospitals of Qazvin were selected using quota sampling method. They completed the Trait Metal Mood Scale (TMMS and the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency, mean, standards deviation and Pearson correlation coefficient and inferential statistics (Multiple Regression in the SPSS-16 .   Results: The results showed that there was a significant positive correlation between the total score of emotional intelligence with the total score of disposition toward critical thinking (r=0.385. There were also positive relationships between the total score of disposition toward critical thinking with the two subscales of emotional clarity (r=0.459 and emotional healing (r=0.220. There was no statistically significant relationship between the subscale of attention to emotion and total critical thinking score (r=0.117. The subscale of emotional clarity significantly predicted 21% of changes in critical thinking .   Conclusion: Nurses who were more aware of their emotions and emotional transparency had higher critical thinking tendency. Empowering critical thinking can directly affect patients’ conditions. Given the major role of emotional intelligence in critical thinking, teaching nurses such skills could result in better performance and improving the quality of nursing care.   

  1. Problems of Technical Standards Teaching in the Context of the Globalization and Euro-Integration in Higher Education System of Ukraine

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    Kornuta Olena

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Globalization and Ukraine association with EU imply including Ukrainian universities into the world scientific space. The aim of this article is to analyze the problem of drawing standards teaching, based on the experience of Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (Ukraine and to summarize the experience of post Soviet states in a field of the new technical standards implementation. Experience of post Soviet states showed necessity to gradual transition to new standards. Based on this experience, main fundamental principles for new standards and technical regulations harmonization have been presented. The main directions of improving the system of personnel training and retraining in this field are: changing the educational institutions syllabuses to in-depth study of new standards and regulations and the skills to apply them in practice, monitoring the quality of educational programs of secondary and higher educational institutions; development of training programs for engineers and other technical personnel of basic new standards and regulations; compliance training programs and syllabuses for engineers, relevant to international training programs and syllabuses (taking into account the laws and traditions of the technical education in Ukraine; development of the national standards of education and certification on the basis of international standards.

  2. Standardizing

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    This page, created by Statisical Literacy.com, contains a short article on Simpson'Â?Â?s Paradox with an example of how standardizing changes the results. It also contains links to other "real world" articles on Simpson'Â?Â?s Paradox, including a newspaper article illustrating that this topic is timely. The site features a few graphs to help better represent the concept. Overall, this is a brief but useful explanation of this concept.

  3. Saberes e fazeres que integram o ensino de enfermagem psiquiátrica na perspectiva de enfermeiros docentes / Knowledge and practices that integrate the teaching psychiatric nursing from the perspective of faculty nurses / Conocimientos y prácticas que integran la enseñanza de la enfermería psiquiátrica en la perspectiva de los docentes de enfermeira

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    Jandro Moraes, Cortes; Luciane Prado, Kantorski; Sônia, Barros; Milena Hohmann, Antonacci; Fabieli Gopinger, Chiavagatti; Janaina Quinzen, Willrich.

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    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Atualmente a prática do ensino de enfermagem psiquiátrica e saúde mental e a própria assistência passa por grandes transformações, no contexto brasileiro. OBJETIVO: Compreender as tecnologias de cuidado e inclusão que os docentes utilizam para o ensino do cuidado em liberdade, na perspecti [...] va da reforma psiquiátrica brasileira. METODOLOGIA: Tendo por cenário uma tradicional faculdade de enfermagem, foram sujeitos sete professores enfermeiros da área de enfermagem psiquiátrica e saúde mental, que trabalharam na perspectiva da atenção psicossocial. Trata-se de um estudo qualitativo, de caráter descritivo e exploratório, realizado a partir de entrevista semi-estruturada. RESULTADOS: Tecnologias de cuidado e conteúdos e estratégias que os docentes utilizam para o ensino do cuidado em liberdade. CONCLUSÕES: Formas de cuidado valorizando as potencialidades do território, o acolhimento, a ambiência, a formação de vínculo, a escuta, a atenção à família, tem sido objeto de estudo e de prática de ensino dos enfermeiros. Abstract in spanish CONTEXTO: Actualmente la enseñanza práctica de la enfermería psiquiátrica y la propia atención de salud mental pasa por grandes transformaciones, en el contexto brasileño. OBJETIVO: Entender las tecnologías de la atención y que los profesores utilizan para enseñar el cuidado en la libertad, en la pe [...] rspectiva de la reforma psiquiátrica brasileña. METODOLOGÍA: Como escenario tenía una escuela de enfermería, con siete enfermeros profesores en el área de la enfermería psiquiátrica y salud mental, trabajando desde en la perspectiva de la atención psicosocial. Se trata de un estudio cualitativo exploratorio y descriptivo, creado a partir de entrevistas semi-estructuradas. RESULTADOS: Tecnologías de cuidado y el contenido y estrategias que los profesores utilizan para el cuidado de la enseñanza del cuidado en la libertad. CONCLUSIONES: Las formas de atención con énfasis en el potencial del territorio, la acogida, el ambiente, la formación del enlace, la escucha, la atención a la familia, ha sido el objeto de estudio y de práctica docente de enfermería. Abstract in english CONTEXT: Currently the practice of teaching psychiatric nursing and mental health and their own assistance in the area is going through major changes. AIM: The aim is to understand the care and inclusion technologies that teachers use to teach care in freedom, in the perspective of psychiatric refor [...] m in Brazil. METHODOLOGY: The setting for this study consisted of a traditional nursing school; the participants were seven Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health teachers, who worked in the perspective of psychosocial care. This is a qualitative, descriptive and exploratory study that used a semi-structured interview for each subject. RESULTS: The results include care technologies, content and strategies that teachers use to teach the care into freedom. CONCLUSION: Forms of care that value the potential of the territory and the lives of people, the user embracement, the ambience, the link formation, the therapeutic listening, the attention to family, which have been the object of study and of the nurse’s practice.

  4. Alternativa metodológica para fortalecer el proceso enseñanza aprendizaje de Morfofisiología I en la carrera Enfermería / Methodological alternative to strengthen the teaching-learning process of Morphology and Phisiology I in the Nursing major

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    Coralia, Quintero Martí; Magaly, Gort Hernández; Teresa, Verona Ferro; Marelis, Linares Miranda; José Luis, Cordero Pérez.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la insuficiente apropiación de los contenidos de la asignatura Morfofisiología I por los estudiantes, es uno de los problemas esenciales en la carrera de Enfermería. Objetivo: diseñar una alternativa metodológica que fortalezca el proceso enseñanza aprendizaje (PEA) de la asignatura Mo [...] rfofisiología I en la carrera de Enfermería. Método: investigación-acción en la Filial Universitaria Municipal de Ciencias Médicas Los Palacios; universo y muestra: total de estudiantes de 2do año de enfermería durante los cursos 2008-2009 y 2009-2010 (46) y durante los cursos 2010-2011 y 2011-2012 (23); se utilizaron métodos observacionales, entrevistas, enfoque de sistema y modelación. Resultados: Las clases observadas de Bien ascendieron de 16,6% a 83,3 % y las observadas de Mal descendieron de 61,1% a 5,6%. La promoción mejoró en calidad y se elevó de 28,2% a 95,6%, se logro la mayor motivación y participación activa y protagónica de los estudiantes, así como seguridad y dominio en el tratamiento de los contenidos. Conclusiones: La alternativa metodológica permitió a los docentes potenciar las dimensiones cognitivas y motivaciones en los estudiantes por la asignatura Morfofisiología I y demostró un salto cualitativo y cuantitativo en los resultados obtenidos. Abstract in english Introduction: the students´ insufficient aprehension of the course contents in Morphology and Phisiology I is one of the main problems in the Nursing major. Objective: to design a methodological alternative to strengthen the teaching-learning process in the course subject in the Nursing major. Mater [...] ial and method: research-action in Los Palacios Municipal University Affiliate of Medical Sciences; target group and sample: the sheer number of Nursing second year students during the academic years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 (46) and 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 (23); observational methods were used, as long as interviews, system approach and modelling. Results: the lessons evaluated with Good increased from 16.6% to 83.3% and those evaluated with Wrong decreased from 61.1% to 5.6%. Promotion improved in quality and increased from 28.2% to 95.6%, greater motivation and active and student-centered involvement was achieved, as well as self-confidence and aprehension of the subject contents. Conclusions: the methodological alternative permitted the teaching faculty to potentiate the students cognitive dimensions and motivations for the subject Morphology and Phisiology I and proved a qualitative and quantitative leap in the results obtained.

  5. O ensino de metodologia da assistência de enfermagem no Paraná La ensenanza de la metodologia de la asistencia en enfermeria en Paraná Teaching Health Gare Assistance Methodology for Nursing in the state of Paraná

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    TelmaElisa Carraro

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de pesquisa exploratória realizada com os docentes do curso de Enfermagem em Instituições de Ensino Superior no Estado do Paraná. Teve como objetivos investigar o processo de ensino da Metodologia da Assistência de Enfermagem, fomentando e levantando possibilidades de intercâmbio entre os docentes por meio de um Fórum de Debates. Os dados foram coletados por meio de questionário semi-estruturado enviado via correio, fax e correio eletrônico. A amostra constitui-se de 17 instrumentos respondidos pelos docentes, representando 8 Instituições de ensino. Os dados demonstraram a relevância do ensino da Metodologia da Assistência de Enfermagem, porém sua conceituação encontra diversidades. Aponta o referencial teórico dos docentes, metodologias pedagógicas utilizadas e a articulação teoria-prática.Se trata de una investigación exploratoria que se realizó con los docentes dei curso de Enfermeria en instituciones de Ensenanza Superior en el Estado de Paraná. El objetivo fue investigar el proceso de ensenanza de Ia Metodologia de la Asistencia en Enfermeria, para fomentar y detectar las posibilidades de un intercambio entre los docentes mediante un Forum de Debates. Los datos se recogieron a través de un cuestionario semi-estructurado. que fue enviado por Correos, por fax o correo electrónico. La muestra está constituida por 17 intrumentos, respondidos por los docentes y representan ocho (8 instituciones de ensenanza. Los datos demostraron la relevancia de la ensenanza de la Metodologia de la Asistencia de Enfermeria, aunque su conceptuación encuentre diversidades. También el estudio apunta hacia el referencial teórico de los docentes, Ias metodologias utilizadas y la articulación teórico-práctica.This inquiry has been carried out among professors in the Nursing program from Institutions of Higher Education in the State of Paraná. It aimed at investigating the teaching process of Health Gare Assistance Methodology for Nursing, by promoting and opening possibilities for interchange among these professors by means of a Forum. Data were collected through a semistructured questionnaire sent by regular mail, fax, and e­mail. The sample consists of 17 instruments answered by professors representing 8 educational institutions. These data have shown how relevant the teaching of Health Gare Assistance Methodology for Nursing is, but its concept still poses disagreements. /t points out the theoretical reference the professors carry, the pedagogical methodologies they use, and the articulation between theory and practice.

  6. O ensino de metodologia da assistência de enfermagem no Paraná / Teaching Health Gare Assistance Methodology for Nursing in the state of Paraná / La ensenanza de la metodologia de la asistencia en enfermeria en Paraná

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    TelmaElisa, Carraro; Denise Faucz, Kletemberg; Luciana Maria, Gonçalves.

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de pesquisa exploratória realizada com os docentes do curso de Enfermagem em Instituições de Ensino Superior no Estado do Paraná. Teve como objetivos investigar o processo de ensino da Metodologia da Assistência de Enfermagem, fomentando e levantando possibilidades de intercâmbio entre os d [...] ocentes por meio de um Fórum de Debates. Os dados foram coletados por meio de questionário semi-estruturado enviado via correio, fax e correio eletrônico. A amostra constitui-se de 17 instrumentos respondidos pelos docentes, representando 8 Instituições de ensino. Os dados demonstraram a relevância do ensino da Metodologia da Assistência de Enfermagem, porém sua conceituação encontra diversidades. Aponta o referencial teórico dos docentes, metodologias pedagógicas utilizadas e a articulação teoria-prática. Abstract in spanish Se trata de una investigación exploratoria que se realizó con los docentes dei curso de Enfermeria en instituciones de Ensenanza Superior en el Estado de Paraná. El objetivo fue investigar el proceso de ensenanza de Ia Metodologia de la Asistencia en Enfermeria, para fomentar y detectar las posibili [...] dades de un intercambio entre los docentes mediante un Forum de Debates. Los datos se recogieron a través de un cuestionario semi-estructurado. que fue enviado por Correos, por fax o correo electrónico. La muestra está constituida por 17 intrumentos, respondidos por los docentes y representan ocho (8) instituciones de ensenanza. Los datos demostraron la relevancia de la ensenanza de la Metodologia de la Asistencia de Enfermeria, aunque su conceptuación encuentre diversidades. También el estudio apunta hacia el referencial teórico de los docentes, Ias metodologias utilizadas y la articulación teórico-práctica. Abstract in english This inquiry has been carried out among professors in the Nursing program from Institutions of Higher Education in the State of Paraná. It aimed at investigating the teaching process of Health Gare Assistance Methodology for Nursing, by promoting and opening possibilities for interchange among these [...] professors by means of a Forum. Data were collected through a semistructured questionnaire sent by regular mail, fax, and e­mail. The sample consists of 17 instruments answered by professors representing 8 educational institutions. These data have shown how relevant the teaching of Health Gare Assistance Methodology for Nursing is, but its concept still poses disagreements. /t points out the theoretical reference the professors carry, the pedagogical methodologies they use, and the articulation between theory and practice.

  7. A Case Study of the Influence of Cross-Cultural Learning and Teaching Experiences on Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception of Teachers’ Professional Standards

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    Full Text Available Under the aegis of a Canadian SSHRC project, The Reciprocal Learning in Teacher Education and School Education between China and Canada (RLTESECC, a group of Chinese pre-service teachers joined a three-month exchange immersion program in Canada, and had opportunities to attend university teacher education courses, work with local secondary teachers, and participant in education-related activities and events. This cross-cultural learning and teaching experience not only enriched these Chinese pre-service teachers’ cultural understanding, strengthen their English expression abilities, enrich their pedagogical knowledge and skills, but also changed their opinions on teachers between eastern and western more or less, leading to their new perspectives regarding teaching profession. This paper aims to explore the impact of this cross-cultural program on pre-service teachers’ perception of teachers’ qualities and teaching professional standards. Through surveys by questionnaire, interview, and participants’ reflections, the study found that some changes happened in pre-service teachers’ perception and understanding of elementary and secondary teachers’ qualities before and after they went abroad. And the causes of these changes are also discussed in this study. Findings of this study have practical implications for construction and implementation of teacher professional standards and pre-service teacher education for both China and Canada.

  8. Professional Ethical Competence in nursing: the role of nursing instructors

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    Fariba Borhani

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Teaching ethics to nurses leads to their involvement in providing high quality care, enable them to duly encounter ethical issues. One of the key elements of educational systems is nursing instructors. Even though lots of studies show the role of instructors in students' learning, their role in promotion of professional ethics has been attended to less.The objective of this study is surveying the experience of nursing students with respect to the role of instructors in promotion of professional ethics.This qualitative study enrolled 15 undergraduate nursing students from three nursing schools in Teheran whom depth interview was performed. The interview was semi-structured with open ended questions. The analysis was accomplished by use of qualitative content-analysis method.Data analysis demonstrated 2 main themes and 7 subcategories in regard to the role of instructors in promotion of professional ethics in nursing students including: 1 the effective professional role model 2 facilitating creative learning. The effective professional role model encompasses individual characteristics and beliefs, clinical skills and professional commitment of role model. Creative learning facilitates by encouraging critical thinking and decision-making, Providing supportive learning conditions, providing proper space for sharing knowledge followed by evaluation and creative feedback.The findings of this study provides a background for strengthening the role of instructors in promotion of professional ethics with more emphasis on research which increase capability of instructors at nursing education centers.

  9. Quality of Nursing Courses as Perceived by Students: Relationship with Their Academic Achievement in Palestine College of Nursing

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to determine the Bachelor Science of Nursing (BSN, student’s perceptions of the quality of nursing courses taught at Palestine College of Nursing (PCN, which were fundamentals of nursing course, adult nursing course, pediatric nursing course, maternity nursing course, community nursing course, mental health and psychiatric nursing course and nursing management and leadership course, and its relationship with their academic achievement. The Palestine College of Nursing is governmental and Ministry of Health (MOH affiliated. The sample included 467 nursing students registered in the college who studied the previously mentioned nursing courses. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire developed by the researcher, and guided by literature. That was to assess the included nine quality dimensions of the nursing courses as perceived by the students. Content validity and reliability tests were done for the tool. The study revealed that the total students’ perceptions of the quality of all nurses courses were within average quality level (80.42%. The nursing management course and community health nursing course were of the first two ranks of high quality level (84.54%, and 84.48%, respectively, where mental health and psychiatric nursing course, fundamentals of nursing course, adult health nursing course, pediatric nursing course and maternity health nursing course were the next ranks of average quality level. The study revealed that students’ perceptions of seven dimensions from nine were with average quality level (80.50%. The first rank was the “teacher/instructor characteristics and attributes”, dimension of high quality level (84.44%, while the last rank was “teaching methodology” dimension of average quality level (77.54%. There was a positive relationship between students’ achievement and the courses’ quality dimensions, pertaining objectives of the course, contents of the course, teacher/instructor competencies, teacher characteristics, teaching methodology, students/teacher interaction and course evaluation. The study recommended improving the quality of nursing courses for better level and to improve the quality of some dimensions like using different teaching strategies, the quality of clinical settings, and improve the quality of nursing instructors in some clinical areas. Finally the researcher recommend for further studies about concerning quality in nursing education.

  10. Percepção dos enfermeiros sobre o processo de ensino-aprendizagem da liderança / Nurses' perception of the teaching-learning process of leadership / Percepción de los enfermeros sobre el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje del liderazgo

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    Simone Coelho, Amestoy; Vânia Marli Schubert, Backes; Maira Buss, Thofehrn; Jussara Gue, Martini; Betina Hörner Schlindwein, Meirelles; Letícia de Lima, Trindade.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou conhecer a percepção dos enfermeiros sobre o processo de ensino-aprendizagem da liderança durante o curso de graduação. A pesquisa, de abordagem qualitativa do tipo descritiva, adotou o estudo de caso como estratégia de investigação. Participaram do estudo 25 enfermeiros que tr [...] abalhavam em três hospitais gerais da cidade de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. As informações foram obtidas de maio a dezembro de 2010. Para coleta dos dados foram realizadas entrevistas semi-estruturadas. Os dados foram analisados por meio da proposta operativa de Minayo. Os principais resultados demonstram que as práticas pedagógicas adotadas pelos docentes se aproximam das características da educação bancária, mencionada por Paulo Freire. A adesão ao ensino transversal da liderança e a educação permanente constituem-se nas estratégias que facilitam a formação de enfermeiros-líderes. Torna-se relevante repensar o processo de ensino-aprendizagem da liderança, a fim de contribuir para o desenvolvimento desta competência profissional. Abstract in spanish Este estudio objetiva conocer la percepción de los enfermeros sobre el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje del liderazgo durante el curso de graduación. La investigación, de abordaje cualitativo del tipo descriptiva, adoptó el estudio de caso como estrategia de investigación. Participaron 25 enfermeros [...] que trabajaban en tres hospitales de la ciudad de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. Las informaciones fueron obtenidas de mayo a diciembre de 2010. Para recolección de los datos fueron realizadas entrevistas semi-estructuradas. Los datos fueron analizados atraves de la propuesta operativa de Minayo. Los resultados demuestran que las prácticas pedagógicas de los docentes se aproximan de las características de la educación bancaria, mencionada por Paulo Freire. La adhesión a la enseñanza transversal del liderazgo y la educación permanente se constituyen en las estrategias que facilitan la formación de enfermeros-líderes. Se hace relevante repensar el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje del liderazgo, a fin de contribuir para el desarrollo de esta cualificación profesional. Abstract in english This study aimed to investigate nurses' perception of the process of the teaching-learning of leadership during the undergraduate nursing course. The research, with a qualitative approach and of the descriptive type, adopted the case study as its investigative strategy. 25 nurses working in three ge [...] neral hospitals in the city of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, participated in the study. The information was collected between May and December of 2010. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken for the data collection. The data was analyzed using Minayo's operative proposal. The main results show that the pedagogical practices adopted by the lecturers resemble the characteristics of the banking concept of education, mentioned by Paulo Freire. Adherence to transversal teaching of leadership, and continuous education, are strategies which facilitate the training of nurse-leaders. It is relevant to rethink the process of the teaching-learning of leadership, so as to contribute to the development of this professional competence.

  11. O ensino de administração na graduação: percepção de enfermeiros egressos / Teaching undergraduate management: perception of nursing students / La enseñanza de la administración en el pregrado: la percepción de los enfermeros egresados

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    Maria Dyrce Dias, Meira; Paulina, Kurcgant.

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    Full Text Available Os paradigmas ideológicos de uma formação integral; a qualidade do profissional que se pretende formar; o compromisso ético, político e técnico, e a complexidade dos processos de trabalho em enfermagem, levam os cursos a repensarem o ensino e sua adequação às Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais. Esta [...] pesquisa teve como objetivo identificar nos discursos de 32 egressos a importância atribuída ao ensino de administração durante a graduação e correlacioná-los aos pressupostos das diretrizes. Trata-se de um estudo de caso de abordagem qualitativa. Os dados foram coletados através de entrevista semiestruturada e submetidos à Análise de Conteúdo. Segundo os egressos, o ensino de administração deve ter uma carga horária maior; conteúdos mais abrangentes; estratégias diversificadas; reforçar o desenvolvimento de competências, principalmente as ético-políticas e considerar a unicidade entre ensino, pesquisa e extensão. Segundo os egressos as competências gerenciais merecem destaque na reestruturação do currículo de Enfermagem. Abstract in spanish Los paradigmas ideológicos de una formación integral; el tipo de profesional que se desee formar; el compromiso ético, político, técnico y la complejidad de los procesos de trabajo en enfermería llevan a los cursos a reflexionar sobre la enseñanza y adaptación a las Directrices Curriculares Nacional [...] es. Esta investigación tuvo como objetivo identificar en los discursos de treinta y dos egresados la contribución de la enseñanza de la administración en la formación y relacionarlas a los presupuestos de las directrices. Es una investigación cualitativa desarrollada como Estudio de Caso. Los datos fueron recolectados a través de entrevista semiestructurada, y se examinaron a través del Análisis de Contenido. Según los egresados, la enseñanza de la administración debe tener una mayor carga horaria, contenidos más amplios, diversas estrategias; reforzar el desarrollo de competencias, principalmente ético-políticas y considerar la unificación entre enseñanza, investigación y extensión. Los egresados defienden que las competencias gerenciales merecen destaque en la restructuración del curriculum de enfermería. Abstract in english The ideological paradigms of a complete nursing background; the professional quality one intends to prepare; the ethical, political, and technical commitment, and the complexity of the nursing work processes cause programs to rethink their teaching and adaptation to Brazilian National Curriculum Gui [...] delines. The objective of this study was to identify in interview conversations with 32 undergraduate nursing students the importance attributed to management classes in their professional preparation and to correlate them to the guidelines' governing principles. This is a qualitative research developed as a case study. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews and submitted to Content Analysis. According to undergraduates, teaching administration must have a greater time load; more encompassing content; diversified strategies; reinforcement of skill development, especially ethical-political skills; and consideration of the union which exists between teaching, research, and community clinical work. According to undergraduates managerial skills deserve special attention in restructuring the nursing curriculum.

  12. Estratégias de ensino do cuidado em enfermagem: um olhar sobre as tendências pedagógicas / Teaching strategies of nursing care: a look on pedagogical trends / Estrategias de enseñanza del cuidado en enfermería: una mirada sobre las tendencias pedagógicas

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    Daniele Delacanal, Lazzari; Eva Neri Rubim, Pedro; Márcia Otero, Sanches; Walnice, Jung.

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    Full Text Available Determinar estratégias de ensino para os conteúdos e conceitos imbricados no cuidado, configura-se em um desafio para educadores na área da enfermagem. Este estudo é de caráter qualitativo, descritivo-exploratório, cujo objetivo foi conhecer as estratégias empregadas para ensinar o cuidado em enferm [...] agem, utilizadas por dez enfermeiros professores do curso de Enfermagem de uma universidade na região metropolitana de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. As informações foram coletadas pela técnica de Grupo Focal, no período de junho de 2004 a março de 2005. Da análise temática dos dados resultou a categoria Estratégias de Ensino do Cuidado, com as subcategorias demonstração, exposição, observação e discussão. As evidências apontam para tentativas de substituir a proposta tradicional de transmissão de conteúdos, sem, apresentarem, efetivamente, outra tendência pedagógica que não a tradicional. Conclui-se que a competência técnica ainda é privilegiada, desconsiderando o aprendizado voltado para o desenvolvimento de postura crítica e reflexiva. Abstract in spanish Determinar estrategias de enseñanza para los contenidos y conceptos imbricados en el cuidado, se configura en un desafío para educadores en el área de la enfermería. Estudio cualitativo se caracteriza por ser descriptivo-exploratorio cuyo objetivo fue conocer las estrategias empleadas para enseñar e [...] l cuidado en enfermería, utilizadas por diez enfermeros maestros del curso de enfermería de una universidad en la región metropolitana de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande del Sur, Brasil. Las informaciones fueron colectadas por la técnica del Grupo Focal, en el periodo de Junio de 2004 a Marzo de 2005. Del análisis temático de los datos resultó la categoría Estrategias de Enseñanza del Cuidado, con las sub categorías demostración, exposición, observación y discusión. Las evidencias apuntan hacia intentos por sustituir la propuesta tradicional de transmisión de contenidos, sin presentar otra tendencia pedagógica que la tradicional. Se concluye que la competencia técnica aún es privilegiada, desconsiderando el aprendizaje volcado para el desarrollo de postura crítica y reflexiva. Abstract in english To determine the teaching strategies adequate for the contents and concepts imbricated in care is a challenge for nursing educators. This qualitative, descriptive and exploratory study aimed to know the strategies applied to teach nursing care used by ten nurses, professors of the Nursing Department [...] in a University in the metropolitan area of the city of Porto Alegre, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The information was collected through the Focal Group technique, from June 2004 to March 2005. The thematic analysis of the data resulted in the category Strategies to Teach Care, with the sub-categories demonstration, exhibition, observation, and discussion. The evidences point to attempts of replacing the traditional content transmission notion, without, however, effectively showing another pedagogical tendency. We can conclude that the technical competence is still privileged, which leads to a disregard of the learning that aims at the development of a reflexive and critic stance.

  13. Estratégias de ensino do cuidado em enfermagem: um olhar sobre as tendências pedagógicas Estrategias de enseñanza del cuidado en enfermería: una mirada sobre las tendencias pedagógicas Teaching strategies of nursing care: a look on pedagogical trends

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    Daniele Delacanal Lazzari

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    Full Text Available Determinar estratégias de ensino para os conteúdos e conceitos imbricados no cuidado, configura-se em um desafio para educadores na área da enfermagem. Este estudo é de caráter qualitativo, descritivo-exploratório, cujo objetivo foi conhecer as estratégias empregadas para ensinar o cuidado em enfermagem, utilizadas por dez enfermeiros professores do curso de Enfermagem de uma universidade na região metropolitana de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. As informações foram coletadas pela técnica de Grupo Focal, no período de junho de 2004 a março de 2005. Da análise temática dos dados resultou a categoria Estratégias de Ensino do Cuidado, com as subcategorias demonstração, exposição, observação e discussão. As evidências apontam para tentativas de substituir a proposta tradicional de transmissão de conteúdos, sem, apresentarem, efetivamente, outra tendência pedagógica que não a tradicional. Conclui-se que a competência técnica ainda é privilegiada, desconsiderando o aprendizado voltado para o desenvolvimento de postura crítica e reflexiva.Determinar estrategias de enseñanza para los contenidos y conceptos imbricados en el cuidado, se configura en un desafío para educadores en el área de la enfermería. Estudio cualitativo se caracteriza por ser descriptivo-exploratorio cuyo objetivo fue conocer las estrategias empleadas para enseñar el cuidado en enfermería, utilizadas por diez enfermeros maestros del curso de enfermería de una universidad en la región metropolitana de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande del Sur, Brasil. Las informaciones fueron colectadas por la técnica del Grupo Focal, en el periodo de Junio de 2004 a Marzo de 2005. Del análisis temático de los datos resultó la categoría Estrategias de Enseñanza del Cuidado, con las sub categorías demostración, exposición, observación y discusión. Las evidencias apuntan hacia intentos por sustituir la propuesta tradicional de transmisión de contenidos, sin presentar otra tendencia pedagógica que la tradicional. Se concluye que la competencia técnica aún es privilegiada, desconsiderando el aprendizaje volcado para el desarrollo de postura crítica y reflexiva.To determine the teaching strategies adequate for the contents and concepts imbricated in care is a challenge for nursing educators. This qualitative, descriptive and exploratory study aimed to know the strategies applied to teach nursing care used by ten nurses, professors of the Nursing Department in a University in the metropolitan area of the city of Porto Alegre, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The information was collected through the Focal Group technique, from June 2004 to March 2005. The thematic analysis of the data resulted in the category Strategies to Teach Care, with the sub-categories demonstration, exhibition, observation, and discussion. The evidences point to attempts of replacing the traditional content transmission notion, without, however, effectively showing another pedagogical tendency. We can conclude that the technical competence is still privileged, which leads to a disregard of the learning that aims at the development of a reflexive and critic stance.

  14. Development and use of digital educative objects in nursing teaching Creación e utilización de objetos educativos digitales para la enseñanza de enfermería Desenvolvimento e utilização de objetos educacionais digitais no ensino de enfermagem

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    Full Text Available This paper describes a development project of digital learning objects in nursing, and the evaluation of their use by teachers and undergraduate nursing students. The strategies for their development were composed of the following stages: conceptual modeling, development of instructional materials, implementation in a virtual learning environment, and evaluation. This is an ongoing study and preliminary results demonstrate that teachers and students evaluated the design and the content of the nursing digital learning objects satisfactorily, but demonstrate difficulties in using them. The results point to the impact of innovation through the consolidation of the use of educational technologies integrated to the teaching of nursing, as well as a support program for teachers.Este trabajo constituye la descripción de un proyecto del desarrollo de objetos educacionales digitales en enfermería, y la evaluación de su utilización por alumnos de la carrera universitaria de enfermería. Las estrategias para su desarrollo se constituyeron por las etapas de modelaje conceptual, de desarrollo de los materiales instruccionales, su implementación en ambiente virtual de aprendizaje y la evaluación. El estudio se encuentra en curso, y los resultados preliminares demuestran que los profesores y los estudiantes evaluaron el diseño y el contenido de los objetos educacionales digitales en enfermería satisfactoriamente, pero demuestran dificultades al usarlas. Los resultados apuntan para el impacto con relación a la innovación, por la consolidación del uso de tecnologías educacionales integradas a la enseñanza de enfermería, así como un programa de ayuda para los profesores.Este trabalho descreve um projeto de desenvolvimento de objetos educacionais digitais em enfermagem e a avaliação da sua utilização junto aos alunos e professores de um curso de graduação em enfermagem. As estratégias para o desenvolvimento de objetos educacionais digitais em enfermagem foram constituídas pelas etapas de modelagem conceitual, de desenvolvimento dos materiais instrucionais, sua implementação em ambiente virtual de aprendizagem e a avaliação. O estudo encontra-se em andamento e os resultados preliminares demonstram que os professores e os alunos consideram os objetos educacionais digitais sobre semiotécnica adequados quanto à sua apresentação visual e seu conteúdo, porém apresentam dificuldades quanto à utilização. Os resultados apontam para o impacto da inovação, que o uso de tecnologias educacionais digitais traz ao ensino de enfermagem, assim como a necessidade de atualização do corpo docente sobre o processo de ensino em ambiente virtual.

  15. A possibilidade de contribuição da acupuntura no ensino da simulação clínica em enfermagem / Contribution's possibility of acupuncture in the teaching of clinical simulation in nursing / La posibilidad de contribución de acupuntura en la enseñanza de la simulación clínica en enfermería

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    Mateus Casanova dos, Santos; Maria Cecília Lorea, Leite; Rita Maria, Heck.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo situa a discussão sobre a possibilidade emergente da inserção dos conhecimentos oriundos da acupuntura como contribuição para as práticas pedagógicas do ensino clínico simulado da graduação em enfermagem. O trabalho reflexivo emergiu como um recorte do projeto de dissertação "Estud [...] o da avaliação no disparador de aprendizagem simulação - Laboratório Morfofuncional/Faculdade de Enfermagem/Universidade Federal de Pelotas". A relação integral entre o homem e a natureza desenvolvida na acupuntura emerge neste estudo como discussões e como uma sugestão potencial enquanto ferramenta pedagógica para a simulação clínica da enfermagem. Nesta reflexão, certifica-se que há a necessidade de desenvolver este recurso pedagógico com vistas a ampliar o ensino da simulação clínica em enfermagem. Abstract in spanish Este estudio sitúa el debate surgido sobre la posibilidad de integración de los conocimientos de la acupuntura como una contribución a las prácticas pedagógicas de la educación simulada clínica de la enseñanza de pregrado. El trabajo de reflexión surgió como una aproximación al proyecto de tesis "Es [...] tudio sobre la evaluación del aprendizaje de simulación de activación - morfo-Lab/Escuela de Enfermería/Universidade Federal de Pelotas". La relación integral entre el hombre y la naturaleza desarrollados en este estudio como la acupuntura emerge como una sugerencia de los debates y el potencial como una herramienta pedagógica para la simulación de la enfermería clínica. En esta reflexión, asegúrese de que hay una necesidad de desarrollar este recurso para la enseñanza de ampliar la enseñanza de la simulación clínica en enfermería. Abstract in english This study situates the emerging discussion about the possibility of integration of knowledge from acupuncture as a contribution to the pedagogical practices of simulated clinical education of undergraduate nursing education. The reflective work emerged as an approach to the dissertation project "St [...] udy on the evaluation of trigger learning simulation - Morphofunctional Lab/College of Nursing/Universidade Federal de Pelotas". The integral relationship between man and nature developed in this study as acupuncture emerges as a suggestion discussions and potential as a pedagogical tool for the clinical simulation in nursing. In this reflection, make sure that there is a need to develop this educational resource aimed at expanding the teaching of clinical simulation in nursing.

  16. Development and use of digital educative objects in nursing teaching / Desenvolvimento e utilização de objetos educacionais digitais no ensino de enfermagem / Creación e utilización de objetos educativos digitales para la enseñanza de enfermería

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    Ana Luísa Petersen, Cogo; Eva Néri Rubim, Pedro; Denise Tolfo, Silveira; Ana Paula Scheffer Schell da, Silva; Rosa Helena Kreutz, Alves; Vanessa Menezes, Catalan.

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho descreve um projeto de desenvolvimento de objetos educacionais digitais em enfermagem e a avaliação da sua utilização junto aos alunos e professores de um curso de graduação em enfermagem. As estratégias para o desenvolvimento de objetos educacionais digitais em enfermagem foram consti [...] tuídas pelas etapas de modelagem conceitual, de desenvolvimento dos materiais instrucionais, sua implementação em ambiente virtual de aprendizagem e a avaliação. O estudo encontra-se em andamento e os resultados preliminares demonstram que os professores e os alunos consideram os objetos educacionais digitais sobre semiotécnica adequados quanto à sua apresentação visual e seu conteúdo, porém apresentam dificuldades quanto à utilização. Os resultados apontam para o impacto da inovação, que o uso de tecnologias educacionais digitais traz ao ensino de enfermagem, assim como a necessidade de atualização do corpo docente sobre o processo de ensino em ambiente virtual. Abstract in spanish Este trabajo constituye la descripción de un proyecto del desarrollo de objetos educacionales digitales en enfermería, y la evaluación de su utilización por alumnos de la carrera universitaria de enfermería. Las estrategias para su desarrollo se constituyeron por las etapas de modelaje conceptual, d [...] e desarrollo de los materiales instruccionales, su implementación en ambiente virtual de aprendizaje y la evaluación. El estudio se encuentra en curso, y los resultados preliminares demuestran que los profesores y los estudiantes evaluaron el diseño y el contenido de los objetos educacionales digitales en enfermería satisfactoriamente, pero demuestran dificultades al usarlas. Los resultados apuntan para el impacto con relación a la innovación, por la consolidación del uso de tecnologías educacionales integradas a la enseñanza de enfermería, así como un programa de ayuda para los profesores. Abstract in english This paper describes a development project of digital learning objects in nursing, and the evaluation of their use by teachers and undergraduate nursing students. The strategies for their development were composed of the following stages: conceptual modeling, development of instructional materials, [...] implementation in a virtual learning environment, and evaluation. This is an ongoing study and preliminary results demonstrate that teachers and students evaluated the design and the content of the nursing digital learning objects satisfactorily, but demonstrate difficulties in using them. The results point to the impact of innovation through the consolidation of the use of educational technologies integrated to the teaching of nursing, as well as a support program for teachers.

  17. Web-based simulation: a tool for teaching critical care nursing Simulación utilizando la web: una herramienta para la enseñanza de enfermería en terapia intensiva Simulação baseada na web: uma ferramenta para o ensino de enfermagem em terapia intensiva

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    Sayonara de Fatima Faria Barbosa

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    Full Text Available The objectives of this study were to develop, to implement and to evaluate a web-based simulation for critical care nursing, as a tool for teaching nursing students at the undergraduate level. An adapted methodology was used to develop teaching material in a web-based learning environment, consisting of three evaluation phases (ergonomic, pedagogical and usability, carried out by web-designers/programmers, nursing teachers/nurses, and undergraduate nursing students. The research tools used were three different evaluation forms, based on a five-point Likert scale, which were applied after using the simulation. The results garnered from the forms show positive analyses in every evaluation, with special emphasis on the encouragement of learning in the pedagogical evaluation period. In the usability evaluation, the highlight was on the students' satisfaction in using the environment and how easy it was to navigate. This shows the feasibility of using this simulation to improve the learning process.Este estudio tuvo por objetivos desarrollar, implementar y evaluar una simulación de terapia intensiva, utilizando la tecnología web, para la enseñanza de graduación en enfermería. Fue utilizada una metodología adaptada para la construcción de material de instrucción en ambiente de enseñanza web, compuesta por tres fases de evaluación (ergonómica, pedagógica y utilización, realizadas por webdesigners/programadores, docentes/enfermeros y alumnos del curso de graduación en enfermería. Como instrumentos de investigación, fueron aplicados tres diferentes formularios de evaluación, basados en la escala Likert de cinco puntos, después de la utilización de la simulación. Los resultados presentados en los formularios muestran análisis positivos en todas las evaluaciones, destacando en la evaluación pedagógica el estímulo al aprendizaje y en la evaluación de utilización la satisfacción de los alumnos al usar el ambiente y al constatar la facilidad del manoseo, traduciendo la indicación del uso de esa simulación en un proceso para mejorar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje.Este estudo teve por objetivos desenvolver, implementar e avaliar uma simulação em terapia intensiva, utilizando a tecnologia web, para o ensino de graduação em enfermagem. Foi utilizada metodologia adaptada para construção de material instrucional em ambiente de ensino web, composta por três fases de avaliação (ergonômica, pedagógica e usabilidade, realizadas por webdesigners/programadores, docentes/enfermeiros e alunos do curso de graduação em enfermagem. Como instrumentos de pesquisa, foram aplicados três diferentes formulários de avaliação, baseados em escala Likert de cinco pontos, após a utilização da simulação. Os resultados apresentados nos formulários mostram análises positivas em todas as avaliações, destacando na avaliação pedagógica o estímulo ao aprendizado e na avaliação de usabilidade a satisfação dos alunos na utilização do ambiente e a facilidade de manuseio, traduzindo a indicação do uso dessa simulação para melhoria do processo ensino-aprendizagem.

  18. Modification of Nursing Education for Upgrading Nurses' Participation: A Thematic Analysis

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    Akram Aarabi

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The product of the educational nursing programs in Iran is training nurses who less have professional apprehension and commitment for participating in professional decisions. Whereas nurses especially those in high academic levels are expected to more involve in professional issues. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore Iranian nurse leaders' experiences of making educational nursing policy with emphasizes on enhancement of nurses' participation in professional decisions. METHODS: We used a qualitative design with thematic analysis approach for data gathering and data analysis. Using purposive sampling we selected 17 experienced nurses in education and making educational nursing policies. Data gathered by open deep semi-structured face to face interviews. We followed six steps of Braun and Clarke for data analysis. RESULTS: In order to enhance nurses' participation in professional decisions they need to be well educated and trained to participate in community and meet community needs. The three main themes that evolved from analysis included opportunities available for training undergraduate students, challenges for PhD nurses and general deficiencies in nursing education. The second theme includes three sub-themes; namely, the PhD curriculum, PhD nurses’ attitudes and PhD nurses’ performance. CONCLUSIONS: We need for revising and directing nursing education toward service learning, community based need programs such as diabetes and driving accidents and also totally application of present educational opportunities. The specialization of nursing and the establishment of specialized nursing associations, the emphasis on teaching the science of care and reinforcing the sense of appreciation of pioneers of nursing in Iran are among the directions offered in the present study

  19. Ensino de Biossegurança na Graduação em Enfermagem: uma revisão da literatura / The teaching of Biosafety in Nursing Undergraduation: a literature review / Enseñanza de Bioseguridad en la Graduación de Enfermería: una revisión de la literatura

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    Andréia de Carvalho, Andrade; Maria Cristina, Sanna.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo que realizou um levantamento da produção científica em enfermagem referente ao ensino de biossegurança com o objetivo de investigar o contexto em que se deram e conhecer o conteúdo das publicações acerca do ensino de biossegurança na graduação em enfermagem. Foram analisados ar [...] tigos de periódicos encontrados na consulta às bases de dados LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE, BDENF, DEDALUS e PERIENF, identificando 26 artigos. Os resultados encontrados proporcionaram a formação e discussão das categorias: "Bases ideológicas e teóricas", "Abordagem histórica de biossegurança", "Riscos ocupacionais e AIDS" e "Educação em biossegurança na formação". Conclui-se que o número de artigos é pequeno, principalmente artigos enfocando educação em biossegurança, mas houve uma evolução deste conteúdo nos últimos anos. Abstract in spanish Se trata de un estudio que realizá un levantamiento de la produccion científica en enfermería referente o la enseñanza de bioseguridad con el objetivo de investigar el contexto en que se dieron y conocer el contenido de las publicacions acerca de la ensenonze de bioseguridad em la graduación de enfe [...] rmería. Fueron analizados artículos de periódicos encontrados em la consulta de bases de datos LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE, BDENF, DEDALUS y PERIENF, identificando 26 artículos. Los resultados encontrados proporcionaron la formacíon y discusión de las categorías: "Bases ideológicas y teóricas", "Abordaje histórica de bioseguridad", "Riesgos ocupacionales y SIDA" y "Educación en bioseguridad en la formación". Se concluye que el número de artículos es pequeno, principalmente artículos que enfocan educación en bioseguridad, pero hubo una evolución de este contenido en los últimos años. Abstract in english It's a study that made a scientific production survey in nursing regarding to biosafety teaching aiming to investigate its context and discover the content of publishing on biosafety teaching in the nursing undergraduation. It was analyzed the journal articles found consulting LILACS, SciELO, MEDLIN [...] E, BDENF, DEDALUS and PERIENF databases, identifying 26 articles. The results found provided the creation and discussion of these categories: "Ideological and theoretical bases", "Historic approach of biosafety", "Occupational risks and AIDS" and "Biosafety education in graduation". It was concluded that the number of articles is small, mainly the ones focusing on biosafety teaching, but there was an evolution of this content in the last years.

  20. Alternativas para a prática docente no ensino superior de enfermagem / Alternatives for the Teaching Practice in the Higher Education in Nursing / Alternativas para la Práctica Docente en la Enseñanza Superior de Enfermería

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    Juliana, Rodrigues; Ivete Palmira Sanson, Zagonel; Maria de Fátima, Mantovani.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Reflexão teórica que objetiva apontar alternativas à prática docente nos Cursos de Graduação em Enfermagem, tendo como base as Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais. Ressalta a necessidade de modificações da prática docente e na formação de profissionais, de acordo com as exigências atuais e, conseqüent [...] emente, com a crescente preocupação na adequação do ensino / aprendizagem de forma crítica e reflexiva. Resgata as práticas de ensino do início do século passado aos questionamentos a respeito da reelaboração de uma nova atitude docente para a formação do enfermeiro nos dias atuais. Concluiu-se que há necessidade de um movimento e um intenso debate para que os docentes se apropriem das transformações e contribuam para a formação. Abstract in spanish Reflexión teórica que objetiva señalar alternativas a la práctica docente en los Cursos de Graduación en Enfermería, teniendo como base las Directrices del Curriculares Nacionales en Brasil. Resalta la necesidad de modificaciones en la práctica docente y en la formación de profesionales, de acuerdo [...] con los requisitos actuales y, por lo tanto, con la creciente preocupación en la adecuación de la enseñanza / aprendizaje de una manera crítica y reflexiva. Rescata las prácticas de enseñanza del principio del siglo pasado a los cuestionamientos con respecto a la reelaboración de una nueva actitud docente para la formación del enfermero en los días actuales. Concluyese que hay necesidad de un movimiento y de un intenso debate de modo que los docentes pudieran apropiarse de las transformaciones y contribuir para la formación. Abstract in english Theoretical reflection that objective to point alternatives to the teaching practice in the Courses of Graduation in Nursing, being had as base the National Curricular Lines of Direction, in Brazil. Stands out the necessity of modifications in the teaching practice and in the formation of profession [...] als, in accordance with current requirements and, consequently, with the increasing concern in the adequacy of education / learning in a critical and reflexive way. It rescues the practice of education of the beginning of the last Century to the questionings regarding the rework of a new teaching attitude for the formation of the nurse in the current days. It is concluded that it has necessity of a movement and an intense debate so that the professors could appropriate themselves of the transformations and contribute for the formation.

  1. Ensino de Biossegurança na Graduação em Enfermagem: uma revisão da literatura Enseñanza de Bioseguridad en la Graduación de Enfermería: una revisión de la literatura The teaching of Biosafety in Nursing Undergraduation: a literature review

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    Andréia de Carvalho Andrade

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo que realizou um levantamento da produção científica em enfermagem referente ao ensino de biossegurança com o objetivo de investigar o contexto em que se deram e conhecer o conteúdo das publicações acerca do ensino de biossegurança na graduação em enfermagem. Foram analisados artigos de periódicos encontrados na consulta às bases de dados LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE, BDENF, DEDALUS e PERIENF, identificando 26 artigos. Os resultados encontrados proporcionaram a formação e discussão das categorias: "Bases ideológicas e teóricas", "Abordagem histórica de biossegurança", "Riscos ocupacionais e AIDS" e "Educação em biossegurança na formação". Conclui-se que o número de artigos é pequeno, principalmente artigos enfocando educação em biossegurança, mas houve uma evolução deste conteúdo nos últimos anos.Se trata de un estudio que realizá un levantamiento de la produccion científica en enfermería referente o la enseñanza de bioseguridad con el objetivo de investigar el contexto en que se dieron y conocer el contenido de las publicacions acerca de la ensenonze de bioseguridad em la graduación de enfermería. Fueron analizados artículos de periódicos encontrados em la consulta de bases de datos LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE, BDENF, DEDALUS y PERIENF, identificando 26 artículos. Los resultados encontrados proporcionaron la formacíon y discusión de las categorías: "Bases ideológicas y teóricas", "Abordaje histórica de bioseguridad", "Riesgos ocupacionales y SIDA" y "Educación en bioseguridad en la formación". Se concluye que el número de artículos es pequeno, principalmente artículos que enfocan educación en bioseguridad, pero hubo una evolución de este contenido en los últimos años.It's a study that made a scientific production survey in nursing regarding to biosafety teaching aiming to investigate its context and discover the content of publishing on biosafety teaching in the nursing undergraduation. It was analyzed the journal articles found consulting LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE, BDENF, DEDALUS and PERIENF databases, identifying 26 articles. The results found provided the creation and discussion of these categories: "Ideological and theoretical bases", "Historic approach of biosafety", "Occupational risks and AIDS" and "Biosafety education in graduation". It was concluded that the number of articles is small, mainly the ones focusing on biosafety teaching, but there was an evolution of this content in the last years.

  2. Alternativas para a prática docente no ensino superior de enfermagem Alternativas para la Práctica Docente en la Enseñanza Superior de Enfermería Alternatives for the Teaching Practice in the Higher Education in Nursing

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    Juliana Rodrigues

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Reflexão teórica que objetiva apontar alternativas à prática docente nos Cursos de Graduação em Enfermagem, tendo como base as Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais. Ressalta a necessidade de modificações da prática docente e na formação de profissionais, de acordo com as exigências atuais e, conseqüentemente, com a crescente preocupação na adequação do ensino / aprendizagem de forma crítica e reflexiva. Resgata as práticas de ensino do início do século passado aos questionamentos a respeito da reelaboração de uma nova atitude docente para a formação do enfermeiro nos dias atuais. Concluiu-se que há necessidade de um movimento e um intenso debate para que os docentes se apropriem das transformações e contribuam para a formação.Reflexión teórica que objetiva señalar alternativas a la práctica docente en los Cursos de Graduación en Enfermería, teniendo como base las Directrices del Curriculares Nacionales en Brasil. Resalta la necesidad de modificaciones en la práctica docente y en la formación de profesionales, de acuerdo con los requisitos actuales y, por lo tanto, con la creciente preocupación en la adecuación de la enseñanza / aprendizaje de una manera crítica y reflexiva. Rescata las prácticas de enseñanza del principio del siglo pasado a los cuestionamientos con respecto a la reelaboración de una nueva actitud docente para la formación del enfermero en los días actuales. Concluyese que hay necesidad de un movimiento y de un intenso debate de modo que los docentes pudieran apropiarse de las transformaciones y contribuir para la formación.Theoretical reflection that objective to point alternatives to the teaching practice in the Courses of Graduation in Nursing, being had as base the National Curricular Lines of Direction, in Brazil. Stands out the necessity of modifications in the teaching practice and in the formation of professionals, in accordance with current requirements and, consequently, with the increasing concern in the adequacy of education / learning in a critical and reflexive way. It rescues the practice of education of the beginning of the last Century to the questionings regarding the rework of a new teaching attitude for the formation of the nurse in the current days. It is concluded that it has necessity of a movement and an intense debate so that the professors could appropriate themselves of the transformations and contribute for the formation.

  3. Nursing research.

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    Fowles, Helen

    2015-04-22

    The contribution of clinical research to best practice in nursing was explored in this CPD article. To provide high quality care and to meet the individual care and health needs of patients, nursing practice needs to be evidence-based and up to date. Research in the form of clinical guidelines, policies and procedures is integral to patient care and the development of nursing practice. PMID:25902254

  4. Reflexiones necesarias para aplicar los principios de la enseñanza en la educación de postgrado en Enfermería Necessary reflections on the application of teaching principles in the postgraduate nursing education

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    Alain Agramonte del Sol

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio documental de los principios de la enseñanza con el propósito de reflexionar sobre su aplicación en la educación de posgrado en Enfermería y la importancia de éstos para la dirección científica del proceso docente. Se reconoció el carácter general, fundamental, esencial y obligatorio de los mismos, características que condicionan su carácter sistemático. Se asumió la validez del sistema de principios didácticos establecidos en la educación superior cubana, así como la teoría del conocimiento marxista-leninista y el ideario pedagógico cubano lo cual permitió fundamentar las ideas expresadas. Se concluyó que los principios de la enseñanza surgen como una generalización de la práctica pedagógica y reflejan las leyes objetivas que se manifiestan en este proceso, al mismo tiempo que forman una unidad que los hace válidos para toda actividad del profesor en la enseñanza.A documentary study of the teaching principles was conducted to reflect on their application to the nursing graduate education and their importance for the scientific management of the teaching process. This study recognized the general, fundamental, essential and compulsory character of these principles, which conditions their systematization. The validity of the system of didactic principles set in the Cuban higher education as well as of the theory of Marxist-Leninist knowledge and of the Cuban pedagogic set of ideas was accepted, which allowed substantiating the expressed ideas. It was concluded that the teaching principles emerge as a generalization of the pedagogic practice, they reflect the objective laws of this process and at the same time, they function as a unit, which makes them valid for all the professor's activities in education.

  5. Reflexiones necesarias para aplicar los principios de la enseñanza en la educación de postgrado en Enfermería / Necessary reflections on the application of teaching principles in the postgraduate nursing education

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    Alain, Agramonte del Sol; Reinel, Farres Vázquez; Félix Emilio, Vento Iznaga.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio documental de los principios de la enseñanza con el propósito de reflexionar sobre su aplicación en la educación de posgrado en Enfermería y la importancia de éstos para la dirección científica del proceso docente. Se reconoció el carácter general, fundamental, esencial y oblig [...] atorio de los mismos, características que condicionan su carácter sistemático. Se asumió la validez del sistema de principios didácticos establecidos en la educación superior cubana, así como la teoría del conocimiento marxista-leninista y el ideario pedagógico cubano lo cual permitió fundamentar las ideas expresadas. Se concluyó que los principios de la enseñanza surgen como una generalización de la práctica pedagógica y reflejan las leyes objetivas que se manifiestan en este proceso, al mismo tiempo que forman una unidad que los hace válidos para toda actividad del profesor en la enseñanza. Abstract in english A documentary study of the teaching principles was conducted to reflect on their application to the nursing graduate education and their importance for the scientific management of the teaching process. This study recognized the general, fundamental, essential and compulsory character of these princ [...] iples, which conditions their systematization. The validity of the system of didactic principles set in the Cuban higher education as well as of the theory of Marxist-Leninist knowledge and of the Cuban pedagogic set of ideas was accepted, which allowed substantiating the expressed ideas. It was concluded that the teaching principles emerge as a generalization of the pedagogic practice, they reflect the objective laws of this process and at the same time, they function as a unit, which makes them valid for all the professor's activities in education.

  6. The Microcomputer—Nursing Workstation: Organization, Implementation, and Practical Benefits

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    Lichten, Edward M.; Soble, Irene C.

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    This paper describes the early development and implementation of a micro-computer based nursing work station at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. The system is designed by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, doctors, programmers and other hospital personnel. The software is designed to 1)facilitate effective communication between health professionals, 2)encourage data-based nursing decision-making, 3)standardize nursing care documentation, and 4)decrease the time nurses spend on clerical functions. ...

  7. The development of an interdisciplinary nurse educator doctoral program: Issues for consideration and goals for success

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    Marietta P. Stanton; Donna R. Packa

    2012-01-01

    The nursing shortage is exacerbated by the faculty shortage, as faculty approach retirement age and too few faculty exist to replace them. Masters-prepared nurse with limited preparation for teaching may be unable to attend traditional educational programs because of work and family commitments. Without further academic preparation, these nurses are illprepared for the faculty role. The College of Nursing partnered with the College of Education to develop a nurse educator degree program to pr...

  8. Applying learning theories to develop teaching strategies for the critical care nurse. Don't limit yourself to the formal classroom lecture.

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    Dobbin, K R

    2001-03-01

    Learning, as defined by Alspach, is "a change in cognitive, psychomotor, and/or affective behaviors." The teaching strategies reviewed in this article have focused on ones that can affect all three learner behaviors if carefully planned and executed by the instructor. It is also key to provide the content in a manner that will appeal to the autonomy and self-direction of the adult learner, keeping in mind the importance of relating new information to previously learned material. Realizing that learners have different learning styles, the instructor also should assess learning styles and vary teaching methods accordingly. Incorporating some of the learner assessments and teaching strategies discussed here can be a change for both the learner and instructor, but it is consistent with modern learning theory where the focus is on the learner. PMID:11863132

  9. Nursing Students’ Perception of Instructors’ Caring Behaviors in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Caring behaviors of clinical teachers is one of the most important and influential factors in the process of clinical instruction, so far has not been paid enough attention. In other words, there has been so little research done in this area, so that the researchers couldn't present the clear image of caring dimensions. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine nursing students’ perception of instructors’ caring behavior. Methods: This descriptive study was performed on 240 nursing students in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. The participants were selected through stratified random sampling method. The data were collected using Wade’s inventory for nursing students’ perception of instructor caring (NSPIC. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics in SPSS13 software. Results: The level of nursing instructors' caring behavior during teaching students was medium to high with the mean and standard deviation of 4.65 (0.93, as the highest level belonged to the respectful sharing, and then respectively, instill confidence through caring, appreciation of life meanings, supportive learning climate, and control versus flexibility.Conclusion: The results obtained in this study demonstrate that there is a gap in some dimension in order to achieve optimum about instructors' caring behaviors. Examining and identifying the influential factors in this regard, and applying effective strategies by relevant authorities will be effective in qualitative promotion of clinical teaching.

  10. Computer-Assisted Teaching and Assessment of Disabled Students in Higher Education: The Interface between Academic Standards and Disability Rights

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    Konur, O.

    2007-01-01

    Computer-assisted teaching and assessment has become a regular feature across many areas of the curriculum in higher education courses around the world in recent years. This development has resulted in the "digital divide" between disabled students and their nondisabled peers regarding their participation in computer-assisted courses. However,…

  11. [A new vision of nursing: the evolution and development of nursing informatics].

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    Feng, Rung-Chuang; Yeh, Yu-Ting

    2014-08-01

    Technology development trends in the 21st century are increasingly focused on the development of interdisciplinary applications. Advanced information technology may be applied to integrate nursing care information, simplify nursing processes, and reduce the time spent on work tasks, thereby increasing the amount of time that clinical personnel are available to care for patients and ensuring that patients are provided with high-quality and personalized care services. The development of nursing information began in Taiwan in 2003 and has since expanded and thrived. The ability of nursing information to connect formerly insular national nursing communities promotes the international visibility of Taiwan. The rapid development of nursing information in Taiwan, resulting in the production of informative and outstanding results, has received worldwide attention. The Taiwan Nursing Informatics Association was established in 2006 to nurture nursing information professionals, develop and apply information technology in the health care domain, and facilitate international nursing information exchanges. The association actively promotes nursing information in the areas of administration, education, research, and clinical practice, thereby integrating nursing with empirical applications to enhance the service quality and management of nursing and increase the benefits of nursing teaching and research. To convert information into knowledge, the association develops individualized strategies for managing mobile care and employs an interagency network to exchange and reintegrate resources, establishing active, intelligent nursing based on network characteristics and an empirical foundation. The mid- and long-term objectives of the association involve introducing cloud computing and facilitating the meaningful use of nursing information in both public and government settings, thereby creating a milestone of developing and expanding nursing information unique to Taiwan. PMID:25125162

  12. Nurse educators and student nurse neophytes’ perceptions of good interaction in the classroom setting

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    Friddah R. Mathevula

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    Full Text Available The first session of interaction in the classroom often sets an atmosphere for the entire period of learning. In terms of nurse educator and student nurse neophyte relations, good interaction is essential in helping students to recognise their own responsibilities and to respond positively during the learning process. The purpose of this study was to determine the nurse educators’ and student nurse neophytes’ perceptions of good interaction in the classroom setting. The study attempted to answer the following specific question: ‘What do nurse educators and student nurse neophytes regard as examples of good interaction in the classroom setting?’ The accessible population in this study were all student nurse neophytes registered with the University of Venda for the Baccalaureus Curationis, and nurse educators responsible for teaching first-year student nurses in this programme. The study used probability stratified random sampling to obtain two heterogeneous groups of student participants. Forty first-year student nurses were divided into homogenous subsets of 15 male and 25 female students. A random sampling was conducted to arrive at 10 male and 15 female students. The sampling method relating to nurse educators was purposive sampling. Focus groups were used to interview students using individual in-depth interviews to gather data from nurse educators. Coding was used to organise the data collected during the interviews. The study revealed that nurse educators and student nurse neophytes concur that the ethical behaviours influencing good interaction are respect and support, good communication, honesty and openness. Age, gender and cultural background were also factors. The participants further indicated that good interaction has benefits such as improved co-operation levels, the enhancement of learning, the improvement of pass rates, and a reduction in dropout rates. In conclusion, there is a need for nurse educators and student nurses to develop good practices to promote good interaction in the classroom setting.

  13. Nurse educators and student nurse neophytes' perceptions of good interaction in the classroom setting

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    Friddah R., Mathevula; Lunic B., Khoza.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The first session of interaction in the classroom often sets an atmosphere for the entire period of learning. In terms of nurse educator and student nurse neophyte relations, good interaction is essential in helping students to recognise their own responsibilities and to respond positively during th [...] e learning process. The purpose of this study was to determine the nurse educators' and student nurse neophytes' perceptions of good interaction in the classroom setting. The study attempted to answer the following specific question: 'What do nurse educators and student nurse neophytes regard as examples of good interaction in the classroom setting?' The accessible population in this study were all student nurse neophytes registered with the University of Venda for the Baccalaureus Curationis, and nurse educators responsible for teaching first-year student nurses in this programme. The study used probability stratified random sampling to obtain two heterogeneous groups of student participants. Forty first-year student nurses were divided into homogenous subsets of 15 male and 25 female students. A random sampling was conducted to arrive at 10 male and 15 female students. The sampling method relating to nurse educators was purposive sampling. Focus groups were used to interview students using individual in-depth interviews to gather data from nurse educators. Coding was used to organise the data collected during the interviews. The study revealed that nurse educators and student nurse neophytes concur that the ethical behaviours influencing good interaction are respect and support, good communication, honesty and openness. Age, gender and cultural background were also factors. The participants further indicated that good interaction has benefits such as improved co-operation levels, the enhancement of learning, the improvement of pass rates, and a reduction in dropout rates. In conclusion, there is a need for nurse educators and student nurses to develop good practices to promote good interaction in the classroom setting.

  14. Nursing homes in China.

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    Chu, Leung-Wing; Chi, Iris

    2008-05-01

    China will face a dramatic transition from a young to an aged society in the coming 30 to 40 years. In 2000, there were 88,110,000 persons aged 65 years and older, which represented 7% of the population. This percentage is projected to increase to 23% in 2050. Regarding health and long-term care for older adults, the current challenge is to build a comprehensive system of care for older adults. Nursing home care is an inevitable care model for frail older adults in China, which is largely sponsored by the government of China with contributions from some nongovernment organizations and private investors. China is a large country. Within the country, long-term care varies greatly between rural and urban areas, and among the different economic developing areas. In urban and better-developed areas, the range of services exists; however, in rural and less-developed areas, the range of services is limited. The "Star Light Program" and "Beloved Care Engineering" were recent government initiatives to improve aged care. They were launched in 2001 and have dramatically increased the number of both senior centers and nursing homes for older adults. While the quantity of nursing homes is still inadequate with an additional mismatch problem between the supply and demand, the quality of care in most nursing homes is suboptimal. At present, most administrative and frontline workers in nursing homes have received little training in elder care. There is a need for good-quality structured training in long-term care for all types of staff. Moreover, quality standard for care, including standard setting, assessment, and monitoring, is an important issue and needs substantial improvement for nursing homes in China. Currently, 1.5% of older people live in nursing homes and apartments for older people. Because of the peculiar 4-2-1 family structure in China, we expect the prevalence of nursing home placement of older adults will increase in the coming years. The government of China has realized that it is financially not sustainable to expand in this area using only the government's resources. The current policy is to encourage private and foreign investors to participate in the nursing home business in China. PMID:18457798

  15. Welcome to Nursing Reports

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    Marilyn Kirshbaum, Editor-in-Chief

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available I am absolutely thrilled to have such an opportunity to make a unique contribution to my profession and the wider community. At heart, I have been a nurse for a very long time. I have spent many years in clinical practice and have been fortunate to have personally thrived in the pursuit of scientific inquiry, analysis, reporting and scholarship in nursing. As this is the first editorial of Nursing Reports, I would like to share my vision. An open access journal of this kind is intended, first and foremost, to provide a communication platform from which all levels of credible knowledge relative to nursing, from all reaches of the world, could be disseminated, diffused and debated. A key objective is to make rigorously conducted research accessible to the full spectrum of practicing nurses, academics, educators and interested members of the public. It will be the job of the editorial team to ensure that high academic and ethical standards for research and reporting are reached so that we can build a strong and sound reputation; we want the journal to be widely read and influential within the broad fields of nursing, health and social care. A second objective relates to the relatively new paradigm of open access journals; there is huge scope here to reach out to nurses in the world, not only those who have subscriptions or affiliated with academic or health service libraries. The focus of the journal is to present a global perspective of nursing, its advances and issues of current concern. As nurses we are committed to the health of communities – our personal contribution may be clinical, political, educative or academic. Therefore submissions on all areas relevant to nursing are requested, whether they are in the form of empirical reports, reviews of literature, conceptual analyses, debates, short reports from around the globe or open letters that are of concern to the international community. I believe that this journal could be so vibrant and dynamic! Our esteemed associate editors and editorial board currently includes experts in mental health, cancer care, aging, public health and family, acute care, palliative care, social sciences, health promotion, empowerment, disadvantaged groups and education – and statistics. A huge welcome to ALL! Now, let’s get writing and communicating!!

  16. Enseñanza de la Enfermería y relación docente asistencial en el marco educacional y sanitario chileno Ensino da Enfermaria e relação docente assistencial no marco educacional e sanitário chileno Nursing teaching and the relationship between healthcare and teaching activities in the Chilean educational and health frame

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    Jacqueline Ester Salgado París

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La enseñanza formal de la Enfermería tiene poco más de un siglo en Chile, y desde sus inicios nace ligada al ámbito de la asistencia. Esto ha generado una relación docente asistencial de larga data e implícita para todos los actores, pero no siempre clara, por no contar con marcos regulatorios formales. La evolución de la política actual en los ámbitos educacional y sanitario, han generado aires de cambio, normando esta relación existente entre Instituciones de educación superior y de salud. El presente artículo describe la evolución de la enseñanza de enfermería, en su relación docente asistencial y, como los recientes marcos regulatorios en educación y salud podrán influir en la calidad de la educación y la relación docente-asistencial.O ensino formal da Enfermaria tem pouco mais de um século no Chile, e desde seus inícios nasce unida ao âmbito da assistência. Isto gerou uma relação docente assistencial de longa data e implícita para todos os atores, mas não sempre clara, por não contar com marcos regulatórios formais. A evolução da política atual nos âmbitos educacional e sanitário, geraram ares de mudança, normando esta relação existente entre Instituições de educação superior e de saúde. O presente artigo descreve a evolução do ensino de enfermaria, em sua relação docente assistencial e, como os recentes marcos regulatórios em educação e saúde poderão influir na qualidade da educação e a relação docente-assistencial.Nursing formal education has a little more than a century in Chile and from its beginnings it was born linked to a care setting. This has generated a long data relationship between healthcare and teaching activities, implicit for all its actors but not always clear due to the absence of formal regulatory frames. The evolution of the current educational and health field politics has generated change airs, ruling this existing relationship between higher education and health care institutions. This article describes the evolution of nursing teaching in its relationship between healthcare and teaching activities and how the current educational and health regulatory frames could influence in the education quality and the relationship between healthcare and teaching activities.

  17. Enseñanza de la Enfermería y relación docente asistencial en el marco educacional y sanitario chileno / Nursing teaching and the relationship between healthcare and teaching activities in the Chilean educational and health frame / Ensino da Enfermaria e relação docente assistencial no marco educacional e sanitário chileno

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    Jacqueline Ester, Salgado París; Olivia, Sanhueza Alvarado.

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available O ensino formal da Enfermaria tem pouco mais de um século no Chile, e desde seus inícios nasce unida ao âmbito da assistência. Isto gerou uma relação docente assistencial de longa data e implícita para todos os atores, mas não sempre clara, por não contar com marcos regulatórios formais. A evolução [...] da política atual nos âmbitos educacional e sanitário, geraram ares de mudança, normando esta relação existente entre Instituições de educação superior e de saúde. O presente artigo descreve a evolução do ensino de enfermaria, em sua relação docente assistencial e, como os recentes marcos regulatórios em educação e saúde poderão influir na qualidade da educação e a relação docente-assistencial. Abstract in spanish La enseñanza formal de la Enfermería tiene poco más de un siglo en Chile, y desde sus inicios nace ligada al ámbito de la asistencia. Esto ha generado una relación docente asistencial de larga data e implícita para todos los actores, pero no siempre clara, por no contar con marcos regulatorios forma [...] les. La evolución de la política actual en los ámbitos educacional y sanitario, han generado aires de cambio, normando esta relación existente entre Instituciones de educación superior y de salud. El presente artículo describe la evolución de la enseñanza de enfermería, en su relación docente asistencial y, como los recientes marcos regulatorios en educación y salud podrán influir en la calidad de la educación y la relación docente-asistencial. Abstract in english Nursing formal education has a little more than a century in Chile and from its beginnings it was born linked to a care setting. This has generated a long data relationship between healthcare and teaching activities, implicit for all its actors but not always clear due to the absence of formal regul [...] atory frames. The evolution of the current educational and health field politics has generated change airs, ruling this existing relationship between higher education and health care institutions. This article describes the evolution of nursing teaching in its relationship between healthcare and teaching activities and how the current educational and health regulatory frames could influence in the education quality and the relationship between healthcare and teaching activities.

  18. Perspectives of Patients and Nurses on Caring Behaviors of Nurses

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    Nader Ramezanian

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Background & Aim: Although caring is a complex concept with various definitions, there are no agreement on the exact meaning among researchers. The aim of this study was to compare caring behaviors of nurses from patients' and nurses' perspectives. Methods & Materials: The study was conducted among 150 patients hospitalized in Boushehr hospitals and 50 nurses caring for them. Data were collected using quota sampling method via Caring Behaviors Inventory (CBI. Results: Findings showed that there were significant differences between patients' and nurses' perspectives on the subscales of the instrument including assurance of human presence and attentiveness to others' experiences. Moreover, there was significant difference in total scale of caring behaviors of nurses between patients and nurses (t=2.559, P=0.011. Conclusion: Nurses believed that they provide care for patients without making estimations of their expectations. It seems that nurses should attend to standard care to fill the gap

  19. Cooperative learning strategies to teach nutrition to geriatric nursing staff / Estrategias de aprendizaje cooperativo para la enseñanza de nutrición en personal de enfermería geriátrica

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    Marta, Arroyo; Ana Mª, Rocandio; Laura, Ansotegui; Estíbaliz, Pascual; Concepción, Martínez de la Pera.

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue comprobar que las estrategias de aprendizaje cooperativo pueden ayudar a incrementar los conocimientos en nutrición de un grupo de enfermeras y auxiliares de enfermería al cuidado de ancianos en diferentes residencias del País Vasco (España). La población objeto de es [...] tudio estuvo formada por 16 enfermeras y 28 auxiliares de enfermería que participaron voluntariamente. La formación consistió en 12 sesiones de educación nutricional en las que se utilizaron estrategias de aprendizaje cooperativo y se llevaron a cabo a lo largo de tres semanas consecutivas. Los instrumentos de evaluación incluyeron dos pretest y dos post-test con múltiples opciones de respuesta. El primer cuestionario fue sobre conocimientos generales (con una escala de 0 a 88 puntos) y el segundo sobre conocimientos de nutrición geriátrica (con una escala de 0 a 18 puntos). El análisis estadístico se llevo a cabo con el programa SPSS versión 11.0. Los resultados indicaron un incremento significativo en conocimientos generales sobre nutrición (diferencia entre el pre-test y el post-test: 14,5±10,1; P Abstract in english The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that cooperative learning strategies will help to increase nutrition knowledge of nurses and nursing assistants caring for the elderly in different institutional communities of the Basque Country, Spain. The target population was a sample of vol [...] unteers, 16 nurses and 28 nursing assistants. Training consisted of 12 nutrition education sessions using cooperative strategies conducted over a period of 3 consecutive weeks. The assessment instruments included two pretest and two posttest questionnaires with questions selected in multiplechoice format. The first questionnaire was about general knowledge of applied nutrition (0-88 point scale) and the second one on geriatric nutrition knowledge (0-18 point scale). Data were analyzed using SPSS vs. 11.0. The outcomes indicated a significant increase in general nutrition knowledge (difference between the pre- and posttest mean score: 14.5±10.1; P

  20. Enhancers and hindrances to doctor-nurse interdisciplinary collaborative practice in Nigeria

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    Ijeoma L. Okoronkwo

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to identify factors that enhance and hinder interdisciplinary collaborative practice (ICP among doctors and nurses at the Nnamdi Azikiwe teaching hospital, Nnewi, southeast Nigeria. The study was a cross-sectional descriptive survey and the quantitative method of data collection was employed. The population was all doctors irrespective of area of specialty and all nurses employed and working in the hospital as at the time of study. Proportionate stratified and convenience sampling methods were used to select study participants according to their categories. Using validated structured questionnaire, data were collected from 110 doctors and 95 nurses in the teaching hospital on their perception on ICP and factors that enhance/hinder ICP. Data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Specifically, frequencies, percentages, standard deviation and graphic presentation were used for descriptive analysis of scores while the unpaired t test of mean score using Graph Pad Prism, Version 5.30 was used to determine the influence of profession, gender, and years of experience on perception of ICP at 0.05 level of significance. The study found that both doctors and nurses have positive perception on ICP. Their years of experience have significant influence on their perception. Clear individual roles and good working relationships enhance ICP while giving priority to professional status rather than expertise was seen as a prominent hindrance to ICP. The study recommends collaborative continuing education for doctors and nurses to enhance ICP in patient care. In addition, the inclusion of interdisciplinary collaborative practice programmme into the curriculum of medical and nursing students (where it does not exist would go a long way to strengthen ICP and decrease hindrances when they graduate.

  1. Nursing Objects Library

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    Created and maintained by Mesa Community College this large collection of material offers hands on tools and learning objects and would be of great use to nursing faculty, staff and students alike. The easy to navigate site is well organized with a topical set of links including assessments, systems, concepts, disciplines, basics and pharmacology. There is also a search box which remains displayed no matter where a user roams on the site. By navigating through the menu and choosing from topical areas like hematology, cardiac or neurological, users can then go on to explore case studies, assessments, diagnostic tools, patient teaching and much more.

  2. Cooperação versus colaboração: conceitos para o ensino de enfermagem em ambiente virtual Cooperación versus colaboración: conceptos para la enseñanza de enfermería en ambiente virtual Cooperation versus collaboration: concepts for nursing teaching in virtual environment

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    Ana Luísa Petersen Cogo

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo de revisão objetiva apresentar os conceitos de cooperação e colaboração na perspectiva da teoria de Jean Piaget. Sua importância reside no fato da crescente utilização de ambientes virtuais de aprendizagem no ensino de enfermagem, os quais possibilitam o trabalho em grupo e o desenvolvimento de projetos em uma proposta construtivista-interacionista. As relações de trocas sociais ocorrem entre os sujeitos da aprendizagem: a cooperação dá-se quando há construção do conhecimento; e a colaboração; quando existem trocas de pensamentos, como numa comunicação verbal. A compreensão desses conceitos possibilita entender-se qual a dimensão desenvolvida nas atividades pedagógicas de enfermagem propostas em ambiente virtual.Este artículo de revisión objetiva presentar los conceptos de cooperación y colaboración bajo la perspectiva de la teoría de Jean Piaget. Su importancia reside en el hecho de la creciente utilización de ambientes virtuales de aprendizaje en el enseño de enfermería, los cuales posibilitan el trabajo en grupo y el desarrollo de proyectos desde una propuesta constructivista-interaccionista. Las relaciones de intercambios sociales ocurren entre los sujetos del aprendizaje: la cooperación se da cuando hay construcción del conocimiento; ya la colaboración, cuando hay intercambios de pensamientos, como en una comunicación verbal. La comprensión de esos conceptos posibilita entenderse cuál es la dimensión desarrollada en las actividades pedagógicas de enfermería propuestas en ambiente virtual.This paper presents the concepts of cooperation and collaboration in the light of Jean Piaget's theory. The importance of his theory resides in the increasing use of virtual learning environments for nursing teaching; these virtual environments enable group work and the development of projects under a constructivist-interactionist perspective. Social exchange relations take place between learning subjects; there is cooperation when there is construction of knowledge and collaboration when there are exchanges of thoughts, just as it happens in verbal communication. Understanding these concepts enables one to understand the dimension developed in pedagogical activities in nursing education proposed in a virtual environment.

  3. Educação Continuada e a Norma Regulamentadora 32: utopia ou realidade na enfermagem? / Continuing Education Program and Brazilian Regulatory Standard-32: dream or reality in nursing?

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    Ana Carina da, Cunha; Maria Yvone Chaves, Mauro.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa, realizada em 2009, foi de natureza descritiva e de análise quantitativa de dados sobre a aplicabilidade da Norma Regulamentadora 32 (NR-32), do Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego (MTE), para responder à questão: Qual a relação entre o programa de Educação Continuada e o processo de implant [...] ação de medidas de proteção à segurança e à saúde dos trabalhadores referentes à NR-32 em um hospital público do Rio de Janeiro? Os objetivos foram: descrever o treinamento oferecido pelo Programa de Educação Continuada na instituição, segundo os trabalhadores de enfermagem, e analisar como este treinamento pode influenciar na implantação da NR-32 no hospital. Os resultados mostraram que: 61% não receberam treinamento antes de iniciar suas atividades; 39,6% declaram não haver treinamento de forma contínua na instituição; 32% não foram treinados durante o trabalho, e 46,3% não receberam ou desconheciam informações, por escrito, sobre riscos biológicos. Os dados indicaram a necessidade de treinamento e formação específica na NR-32 como importantes estratégias de implantação das medidas de proteção à saúde dos trabalhadores. Abstract in english This is a research conducted in 2009 with descriptive and quantitative analyses of data on the applicability of the Regulatory Standard-32 (NR-32) from the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE). We investigated the relationship between the Continuing Education Program and the implementation of heal [...] th and safety measures for workers, referred in NR-32 in a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro. This article presents the Continuing Education Program offered in this institution from the point of view of the nursing staff, and analyzes how this training affects the implementation of the NR-32 in the hospital. Results showed that 61% received no training before their start there; 39.6% reported there was no continuing training in the hospital; 32% that they were not trained during working hours, and 46.3% that they had not received any written information about biological hazards. Data indicated that a specific training on the NR-32 is necessary, as an important strategy for implementation of workers safety measures.

  4. CareBase: a reference base for nursing.

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    Schrader, U.; Marx, R.; Balint, R.

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    Due to the lack of generally accepted nursing classifications and standards in Germany the introduction of nursing information systems for planning and documentation of care is a very time consuming process since the classifications and standards must be defined locally to adjust the systems. At the University Hospital Freiburg a nursing reference system was developed to collect this knowledge, make it available for easy reference and as a source usable for the initialisation of nursing infor...

  5. Calidad de la atención de enfermería en los servicios quirúrgicos del Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico Docente "Dr. Joaquín Castillo Duany" / Quality of the nursing care in the surgical services of "Dr. Joaquín Castillo Duany" Teaching Clinical Surgical Hospital

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    Yainit, Román Mengana; José Arturo, de Dios Lorente.

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    Full Text Available Se realizó una investigación evaluativa de sistemas y servicios de salud en el Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico Docente "Dr. Joaquín Castillo Duany" de Santiago de Cuba, de enero de 2011 a octubre de 2012, a fin de evaluar la calidad de la atención de enfermería en las salas quirúrgicas de esta institució [...] n, para lo cual se consideraron los pacientes ingresados en estos servicios (97) durante ese período y el personal de enfermería que se encontraba laborando al momento de efectuar el estudio. Entre los resultados se evidenciaron dificultades en el completamiento de los recursos materiales (termómetros y fuentes alternativas de iluminación), la evaluación del desempeño reveló dificultad en los procedimientos y la demora en la recepción del paciente constituyó uno de los aspectos que más incidió en la no satisfacción de los investigados en relación con el personal de enfermería. De igual modo, se identificó insatisfacción de los prestadores de servicios con la estimulación, y se pudo concluir que en el proceso general de atención al paciente en las salas quirúrgicas fueron identificadas las principales deficiencias que constituyen proyecciones de trabajo inmediatas a mejorar para una atención de excelencia Abstract in english An evaluative investigation of health systems and services was carried out in "Dr. Joaquín Castillo Duany" Teaching Clinical Surgical Hospital in Santiago de Cuba from January, 2011 to October, 2012, in order to evaluate the quality of nursing care in the surgical rooms of this institution, for whic [...] h the patients admitted to these services during that period (97), and the nursing staff working at the moment of carrying out the study were considered. Among the results difficulties were evidenced in the disposable material resources (clinical thermometers and alternative illumination sources), the evaluation of performance revealed difficulty in the procedures and the delay in the patient's admission constituted one of the aspects impacting the non satisfaction of those investigated in relation to the nursing staff. Likewise, dissatisfaction of the care giver with the stimulation was identified, and it could be concluded that in the general process of care to the patient in the surgical rooms the main deficiencies which constitute immediate work projections to improve for an excellence care were identified

  6. Relato de experiência: ensinando a administração em enfermagem através da educação em saúde / Teaching nursing administration through health education / Ensenando la administración en enfermeria a través de la educación en salud

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    Rosangela Maria, Greco.

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho aborda uma experiência de ensino na Disciplina de Administração em Enfermagem de uma Universidade Federal, com alunos que estão cursando o oitavo período do curso de graduação em enfermagem. A partir da concepção de que as gerências da unidade e do cuidado estão associadas, uma vez que [...] o enfermeiro ao gerenciar recursos em geral deve estar voltado para o processo assistencial e não pode perder de vista a qualidade da assistência, os alunos construíram uma proposta de educação em saúde para ser desenvolvida com adolescentes em uma escola pública, integrando Unidade Básica de Saúde/Escola/Universidade. Através deste trabalho os alunos puderam associar a teoria à prática fazendo um exercício de planejamento, tomada de decisão, liderança, trabalho em equipe, avaliação e controle. Abstract in spanish Este trabajo aborda una experiencia de ensenanza en la Disciplina de Administración en Enfermeria de una Universidad Federal, con alumnos que están cursando el octavo periodo dei curso de graduación en enfermeria. A partir de la concepción de que las gerencias de la unidad y dei cuidado están asocia [...] das, una vez que el enfermero ai dirigir recursos en general debe estar volcado ai proceso asistencial y no puede perder de vista la calidad de la asistencia, los alumnos construirán una propuesta de educación en salud para ser desarrol/ada con adolescentes en una escuela pública, integrando Unidad Básica de Salud / Escuela / Universidad. A través de este trabajo los alumnos podrán asociar la teoria a Ia práctica haciendo un ejercicio de planeamiento, toma de decisión, liderazgo, trabajo en equipo, evaluación y control. Abstract in english This artic/e analyzes a teaching experience in the course of Nursing Administration at a Federal University, with fourth-year students majoring in Nursing. Based on the conception by which unit and care managements are associated, since nurses who manage funds should typical/y aim at the assistance [...] process and cannot lose sight of the assistance qua/ity, students bui/t a health education proposal to be developed with adolescents at a public school by integrating basic health unit, school, and university. Through this work, students were able to associate theory and practice by carrying out an exercise comprehending planning, decision-making, leadership, teamwork, evaluation, and control.

  7. Ensino de didática em enfermagem mediado pelo computador: avaliação discente / Computer-mediated teaching of didactics in nursing: students evaluation / Enseñanza de la didactica en enfermeria por intermedio de la computadora: evaluación del alumnado

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    Heloisa Helena Ciqueto, Peres; Karina Cardoso, Meira; Maria Madalena Januário, Leite.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo de natureza exploratória descritiva teve como finalidade descrever a opinião dos discentes quanto à forma e conteúdo de um site educacional e a aplicação deste como recurso instrucional no ensino da Disciplina de Didática em Enfermagem de um Curso de Graduação em Enfermagem de uma escola [...] do município de São Paulo. Os sujeitos do estudo foram alunos matriculados nessa disciplina no primeiro semestre do ano letivo de 2003. Os resultados do estudo demonstraram que os discentes apresentam prontidão ao uso da informática e são favoráveis à adoção de novas metodologias de ensino mediadas pelo computador na enfermagem, na perspectiva de ampliar e diversificar as formas de comunicação entre professores e alunos. Abstract in spanish Este estudio de naturaleza exploratoria descriptiva tuvo la finalidad de evaluar un sitio de internet educativo utilizado en la enseñanza de la Disciplina de Didáctica en Enfermería de un Curso de Graduación en Enfermería de una Escuela del Municipio de Sao Paulo, según la opinión de los alumnos. Lo [...] s sujetos del estudio fueron alumnos matriculados en esa disciplina correspondientes al primer semestre del año escolar del 2003. Los resultados de la investigación demuestran que los alumnos presentan agilidad en el área de informática durante la enseñanza de didáctica y son favorables a la adopción de nuevas metodologías de enseñanza intermediadas por la computadora en enfermería, en la perspectiva de ampliar y diversificar las formas de comunicación entre profesores y alumnos. Abstract in english This exploratory descriptive study's purpose is to describe what students think regarding the form and content of an educational site and its application as an instructional resource for the discipline of Didactics in Nursing in the undergraduate course in Nursing at a school in the city of São Paul [...] o. The study's subjects were students enrolled in that discipline during the first semester of the school year of 2003. The results show promptness regarding the use of computers on the part of the students, who are favorable to the adoption of new computer-mediated teaching methodologies in Nursing as a means to increase and diversify the forms of communication between instructors and students.

  8. Ensino de oncologia na formação do enfermeiro Enseñanza de oncología en la formación del enfermero Teaching of oncology in nurse's education

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    Ana Maria Calil

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um artigo reflexivo acerca da necessidade de introdução da disciplina de oncologia nas Escolas de Graduação em Enfermagem em nosso meio. Tem como objetivos pensar a disciplina de oncologia no currículo de graduação em enfermagem, pontuando aspectos relevantes de sua inserção, considerando a capacitação e qualificação profissional, a necessidade do mercado de trabalho, o perfil epidemiológico brasileiro e uma formação reflexiva e crítica acerca das competências profissionais do enfermeiro. Pontua-se também o papel do desenvolvimento tecnológico contribuindo nessa formação e educação de novos profissionais de saúde.Tratamos de un artículo reflexivo sobre la necesidad de introducción de la disciplina de oncologia en las Escuelas de Graduación en Enfermería de nuestro medio. Tiene como objetivos pensar en la disciplina en el currículo de graduación en enfermería, puntuando aspectos importantes de su inserción. Para tanto, considera la capacitación y calificación profesional, la necesidad del mercado de trabajo, el perfil epidemiológico brasileño y una formación reflexiva y crítica sobre las competencias profesionales del enfermero. También es puntuado el papel del desarrollo tecnológico contribuyendo en esa formación y educación de nuevos profesionales de la salud.The aim of the present study was to think the Oncology Course in the baccalaureate nursing curriculum pointing relevant issues about its introduction, considering professional training and qualification, labor market demand and a critical reflection about nurse's professional competences. Score is also the role of technology in helping training and education of new health professionals.

  9. O ensino de oncologia na formação do enfermeiro La enseñanza de oncología en la formación del enfermero The teaching of oncology in nurse's education

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    Ana Maria Calil

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um artigo reflexivo acerca da necessidade de introdução da disciplina de oncologia nas Escolas de Graduação em Enfermagem em nosso meio. Tem como objetivos pensar a disciplina de oncologia no currículo de graduação em enfermagem, pontuando aspectos relevantes de sua inserção, considerando a capacitação e qualificação profissional, a necessidade do mercado de trabalho, o perfil epidemiológico brasileiro e uma formação reflexiva e crítica acerca das competências profissionais do enfermeiro. Pontua-se também o papel do desenvolvimento tecnológico contribuindo nessa formação e educação de novos profissionais de saúde.Tratamos de un artículo reflexivo sobre la necesidad de introducción de la disciplina de oncologia en las Escuelas de Graduación en Enfermería de nuestro medio. Tiene como objetivos pensar en la disciplina en el currículo de graduación en enfermería, puntuando aspectos importantes de su inserción. Para tanto, considera la capacitación y calificación profesional, la necesidad del mercado de trabajo, el perfil epidemiológico brasileño y una formación reflexiva y crítica sobre las competencias profesionales del enfermero. También es puntuado el papel del desarrollo tecnológico contribuyendo en esa formación y educación de nuevos profesionales de la salud.The aim of the present study was to think the Oncology Course in the baccalaureate nursing curriculum pointing relevant issues about its introduction, considering professional training and qualification, labor market demand and a critical reflection about nurse's professional competences. Score is also the role of technology in helping training and education of new health professionals.

  10. Ensino de oncologia na formação do enfermeiro / Teaching of oncology in nurse's education / Enseñanza de oncología en la formación del enfermero

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    Ana Maria, Calil; Cláudia, Prado.

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um artigo reflexivo acerca da necessidade de introdução da disciplina de oncologia nas Escolas de Graduação em Enfermagem em nosso meio. Tem como objetivos pensar a disciplina de oncologia no currículo de graduação em enfermagem, pontuando aspectos relevantes de sua inserção, considerand [...] o a capacitação e qualificação profissional, a necessidade do mercado de trabalho, o perfil epidemiológico brasileiro e uma formação reflexiva e crítica acerca das competências profissionais do enfermeiro. Pontua-se também o papel do desenvolvimento tecnológico contribuindo nessa formação e educação de novos profissionais de saúde. Abstract in spanish Tratamos de un artículo reflexivo sobre la necesidad de introducción de la disciplina de oncologia en las Escuelas de Graduación en Enfermería de nuestro medio. Tiene como objetivos pensar en la disciplina en el currículo de graduación en enfermería, puntuando aspectos importantes de su inserción. P [...] ara tanto, considera la capacitación y calificación profesional, la necesidad del mercado de trabajo, el perfil epidemiológico brasileño y una formación reflexiva y crítica sobre las competencias profesionales del enfermero. También es puntuado el papel del desarrollo tecnológico contribuyendo en esa formación y educación de nuevos profesionales de la salud. Abstract in english The aim of the present study was to think the Oncology Course in the baccalaureate nursing curriculum pointing relevant issues about its introduction, considering professional training and qualification, labor market demand and a critical reflection about nurse's professional competences. Score is a [...] lso the role of technology in helping training and education of new health professionals.

  11. O ensino de oncologia na formação do enfermeiro / The teaching of oncology in nurse's education / La enseñanza de oncología en la formación del enfermero

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    Ana Maria, Calil; Cláudia, Prado.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um artigo reflexivo acerca da necessidade de introdução da disciplina de oncologia nas Escolas de Graduação em Enfermagem em nosso meio. Tem como objetivos pensar a disciplina de oncologia no currículo de graduação em enfermagem, pontuando aspectos relevantes de sua inserção, considerand [...] o a capacitação e qualificação profissional, a necessidade do mercado de trabalho, o perfil epidemiológico brasileiro e uma formação reflexiva e crítica acerca das competências profissionais do enfermeiro. Pontua-se também o papel do desenvolvimento tecnológico contribuindo nessa formação e educação de novos profissionais de saúde. Abstract in spanish Tratamos de un artículo reflexivo sobre la necesidad de introducción de la disciplina de oncologia en las Escuelas de Graduación en Enfermería de nuestro medio. Tiene como objetivos pensar en la disciplina en el currículo de graduación en enfermería, puntuando aspectos importantes de su inserción. P [...] ara tanto, considera la capacitación y calificación profesional, la necesidad del mercado de trabajo, el perfil epidemiológico brasileño y una formación reflexiva y crítica sobre las competencias profesionales del enfermero. También es puntuado el papel del desarrollo tecnológico contribuyendo en esa formación y educación de nuevos profesionales de la salud. Abstract in english The aim of the present study was to think the Oncology Course in the baccalaureate nursing curriculum pointing relevant issues about its introduction, considering professional training and qualification, labor market demand and a critical reflection about nurse's professional competences. Score is a [...] lso the role of technology in helping training and education of new health professionals.

  12. Baccalaureate education and American nursing homes: a survey of nursing schools.

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    Chen, Shu-li; Brown, Janet W; Groves, Marni L; Spezia, Alicia M

    2007-11-01

    Approximately one-third of the people in the United States will pass through a long-term care facility before they die. However, the learning opportunities in this unique setting for baccalaureate nursing education remain unclear. This regional survey examined the use of nursing homes within baccalaureate nursing programs in nine southeastern states of the United States of America. A descriptive exploratory method and mailed questionnaires were used for data collection. Fifty-three nursing schools were included in the study. According to the survey, 83% of the nursing schools have used nursing homes as clinical sites to teach fundamental psychomotor skills, communication skills and physical assessment. Identified advantages of using nursing homes in baccalaureate education include: learning basic nursing skills, working with willing and helpful nursing home residents and staff, and developing positive attitude toward aging. On the other hand, the major problem encountered was lack of appropriate role models in nursing home staff. As the world population continues to age rapidly, nurse educators need to consider the advantages of clinical experiences for students in long-term care facilities. PMID:17360076

  13. Case study as a learning opportunity among nursing students in a university

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    Jackie M.L., Malesela.

    Full Text Available The South African Qualification Authority Act (58/1995) requires that the facilitators of the education and training programme for nursing students implement teaching strategies that facilitate critical reflective thinking and lifelong learning. This article seeks to report fourth-year nursing stude [...] nts' experiences regarding the use of a case study approach as a learning opportunity. Much has been documented about the case study as an effective strategy to facilitate learning. A purposive convenience sampling method was used to select 24 nursing students in a South African university. Descriptive naïve sketches were used to collect data. The results were analysed using the content data analysis method (Burns & Grove 2003). Measures to ensure the trustworthiness of the study were taken in accordance with Lincoln and Guba's (1985) principles. Ethical standards for research were observed in order to maintain the integrity of the research. The research findings suggest that the case study as a learning opportunity is effective in facilitating learning, as indicated by the following three categories: increase in critical thinking skills, increased theory and practice integration and increased growth in presentation skills. These categories were conceptualised using the relevant literature in order to describe research-based recommendations regarding the use of a case study approach as a learning opportunity. It is recommended that facilitators involved in the nursing education programme make use of a case study approach as a learning opportunity at all levels of the nursing education programme.

  14. The Relation between Nursing Administration’s Self-Confidence and the Staff’s Vocational Satisfaction

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    Fereshteh Farzianpour

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Self-confidence is a glorious feature of an effective administrator. Their main goal is the organizational success. Therefore, we approached this idea by evaluating the self-confidence of nursing Administration in Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS Teaching Hospitals and its relation to vocational satisfaction of the staff.Methods: In a cross-sectional study, we interviewed 200 nursing administrators and 200 staff in different departments of the TUMS Teaching Hospitals using a standardized questionnaire to assess the self-confidence among nursing administrators and staff satisfaction. Data were entered in SPSS (17.0 and analyzed using this software and STATA (11.0 using non-parametric tests and Spearman’s correlation of coefficient. The significant level was set as P<0.05.Results: Of 200 nursing administrators 58 (29% were male and 142 (71% were female. Mean ± SD of the self-confidence score for the nursing administrators was 134.9 ± 19.8. Among the staff 68 (34% were male and 132 (66% were female. The mean ± SD of the vocational satisfaction for staff was 89.12 ± 18.3. After considering the effect of departments in a regression model, the correlation between nursing administration’s self-confidence and the staff’s vocational satisfaction was found not significant (P=0.055.Conclusion: Gender and years of employment were the only factors affecting self-confidence and vocational satisfaction between the nursing administration and staff respectively, which not significantly correlated after adjustment.

  15. A rewarding teaching experience: taking ATCN to the USNS MERCY (T-AH 19).

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    Pelton, Mary M; Griffith, Noelle; King, Heather

    2015-01-01

    Navy nurses are challenged to maintain trauma competency between deployment settings. The Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) course provides trauma nurse training to Navy nurses. Presenting ATCN in a nontraditional environment aboard a Naval vessel during a training exercise provided a rewarding teaching and learning experience. PMID:25768965

  16. Estratégias de ensino-aprendizagem em cursos de graduação em Enfermagem Estrategias de enseñanza-aprendizaje en cursos de graduación en Enfermería Teaching-learning strategies in undergraduate Nursing courses

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    Roberta Waterkemper

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Trata-se de uma revisão integrativa que teve como objetivo identificar as estratégias de ensino utilizadas em cursos de graduação em Enfermagem e o objetivo de sua aplicação. Metodologia: A pesquisa foi realizada através da busca direta de artigos completos nas bases de dados: Scielo, Scopus, Wilsonweb, ERIC, Lilacs e Sciencedirect. Resultados: A amostra foi composta de 72 artigos. A análise evidenciou 29 diferentes estratégias de ensino utilizadas na graduação em Enfermagem. As quatro estratégias mais utilizadas são: a simulação (19%, Programas on-line (16%, Aprendizagem Baseada em Problemas - PBL (16% e Estudo de Caso (5%. Discussão: Todas mencionam buscar com tais estratégias o pensamento crítico e uma atitude mais ativa do aluno, considerandoas metodologias ativas de ensino. Entretanto, não fica claro nos artigos como acontece a relação entre o aluno e o professor tanto em sala de aula como nos laboratórios e nos campos práticos. Conclusão: muitas são as estratégias de ensino-aprendizagem utilizadas no ensino de graduação em Enfermagem, reconhecidas como ativas. Todavia a utilização de tais estratégias, ainda que inovadoras e ativas, não necessariamente transforme o aluno no protagonista de seu aprendizado e faça do professor um facilitador deste processo, nem mesmo o torna mais crítico e reflexivo, pois o pensar crítico requer reflexão sobre aquilo que se faz e não somente um fazer com habilidade e com conhecimento.Objetivo: Se trata de una revisión integrativa que tuvo como objetivo identificar las estrategias de enseñanza utilizadas en cursos de graduación en Enfermería y el objetivo de su aplicación. Metodología: La investigación fue realizada a través de la búsqueda directa de artículos completos en las bases de datos: Scielo, Scopus, Wilsonweb, ERIC, Lilacs e Sciencedirect. Resultados: La muestra estaba compuesta por 72 artículos. El análisis evidenció 29 estrategias diferentes de enseñanza utilizadas en la graduación en Enfermería. Las cuatro estrategias más utilizadas son: la simulación (19%, Programas en línea (16%, Aprendizaje Basado en Problemas - PBL (16% y Estudio de Caso (5%. Discusión: Todas concuerdan en buscar, a través de tales estrategias, el pensamiento crítico y una actitud más activa por parte del alumno, considerando las metodologías activas de enseñanza. Sin embargo, no queda claro en los artículos como es que se da la relación entre el alumno y el profesor tanto en el salón de clase como en los laboratorios y en los campos prácticos. Conclusión: son muchas las estrategias de enseñanza - aprendizaje que se reconocen como estrategias activas y que se utilizan en la carrera de Enfermería. No obstante, el uso de dichas estrategias, a pesar de ser innovadoras y activas, no necesariamente transforme al alumno en el protagonista de su aprendizaje y haga del profesor un facilitador de este proceso, ni tampoco lo vuelve más crítico y reflexivo, dado que el pensamiento crítico amerita reflexionar sobre aquello que se hace y no solamente un hacer con habilidad y con conocimiento.Objective: This is a comprehensive review aimed to identify strategies used in teaching undergraduate Nursing courses and their goals. Methodology: The research was conducted through direct search of full articles in databases: Scielo, Scopus, Wilsonweb, ERIC, Lilacs and Sciencedirect. Results: The sample consisted of 72 papers. The analysis revealed 29 different teaching strategies used in nursing undergraduate courses. The four most commonly used strategies are: simulation (19%, online programs (16%, Problem-Based Learning-PBL (16% and Case Study (5%. Discussion: They all seek, through such strategies, to achieve critical thinking and a more active approach by students, considering the active teaching methodologies. However, it is unclear in the papers how the relationship between students and teacher develops both in the classroom and in labs and in the field. Conclusion: There are many teaching-learning strategies recognized

  17. A critical thinking model for nursing judgment.

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    Kataoka-Yahiro, M; Saylor, C

    1994-10-01

    Increasingly, the characteristic that distinguishes a professional nurse is cognitive rather than psychomotor ability. Critical thinking is an essential component of nursing. Yet, no clear definition or conceptualization of critical thinking for nursing judgment has existed. Lack of consensus and overlapping definitions may well diminish the profession's ability to articulate this concept and facilitate its development. This article proposes the Critical Thinking Model for Nursing Judgment, which specifies five components: specific knowledge base, experience, competencies, attitudes, and standards. The model has three levels of critical thinking: basic, complex, and commitment. It provides a definition and conceptualization of critical thinking based on a review of the literature and input from nurses and nurse educators. The model provides a first step for development of further research and educational strategies to promote critical thinking as an essential part of autonomous, excellent nursing practice. PMID:7799094

  18. Retaining nursing faculty beyond retirement age.

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    Williamson, Marvel L; Cook, Linda; Salmeron, Lois; Burton, Denise

    2010-01-01

    The number of nursing faculty planning to retire by 2020 is alarming. To develop strategies for retaining faculty, researchers asked: What factors influence the decision by nursing faculty to stay in the workforce past retirement age? What barriers could be removed that would encourage faculty to stay longer? Using Giorgi's analysis method, findings from 6 faculty teaching past retirement age revealed key meaning units and grand themes that match Maslow's Hierarchy of Inborn Needs. PMID:20548182

  19. Legal issues in clinical nursing education.

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    Patton, Carla Wheeler; Lewallen, Lynne Porter

    2015-01-01

    Nurse educators are concerned about legal implications of teaching students in clinical settings. Although literature is available about legal issues in working with students in the classroom, there is little recent information on clinical nursing faculty's legal liability when working with students and ways to reduce the risk of becoming involved in a lawsuit. This article discusses the major issues in clinical settings that contribute to lawsuits against faculty and offers suggestions to reduce legal liability with students in clinical settings. PMID:25501655

  20. Developing a competency-based curriculum in HIV for nursing schools in Haiti

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    Knebel Elisa

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Preparing health workers to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic is an urgent challenge in Haiti, where the HIV prevalence rate is 2.2% and approximately 10 100 people are taking antiretroviral treatment. There is a critical shortage of doctors in Haiti, leaving nurses as the primary care providers for much of the population. Haiti's approximately 1000 nurses play a leading role in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. However, nurses do not receive sufficient training at the pre-service level to carry out this important work. Methods To address this issue, the Ministry of Health and Population collaborated with the International Training and Education Center on HIV over a period of 12 months to create a competency-based HIV/AIDS curriculum to be integrated into the 4-year baccalaureate programme of the four national schools of nursing. Results Using a review of the international health and education literature on HIV/AIDS competencies and various models of curriculum development, a Haiti-based curriculum committee developed expected HIV/AIDS competencies for graduating nurses and then drafted related learning objectives. The committee then mapped these learning objectives to current courses in the nursing curriculum and created an 'HIV/AIDS Teaching Guide' for faculty on how to integrate and achieve these objectives within their current courses. The curriculum committee also created an 'HIV/AIDS Reference Manual' that detailed the relevant HIV/AIDS content that should be taught for each course. Conclusion All nursing students will now need to demonstrate competency in HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, skills and attitudes during periodic assessment with direct observation of the student performing authentic tasks. Faculty will have the responsibility of developing exercises to address the required objectives and creating assessment tools to demonstrate that their graduates have met the objectives. This activity brought different administrators, nurse leaders and faculty from four geographically dispersed nursing schools to collaborate on a shared goal using a process that could be easily replicated to integrate any new topic in a resource-constrained pre-service institution. It is hoped that this experience provided stakeholders with the experience, skills and motivation to strengthen other domains of the pre-service nursing curriculum, improve the synchronization of didactic and practical training and develop standardized, competency-based examinations for nursing licensure in Haiti.

  1. Tempo de assistência de enfermagem em instituição hospitalar de ensino / Nursing care time in a teaching hospital / Tiempo de atención de enfermería en institución hospitalaria de enseñanza

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    Karin Emília, Rogenski; Fernanda Maria Togeiro, Fugulin; Raquel Rapone, Gaidzinski; Noemi Marisa Brunet, Rogenski.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Estudo de abordagem quantitativa, exploratório-descritivo, elaborado com o objetivo de identificar e analisar o comportamento do tempo médio de assistência de enfermagem dispensado aos pacientes das Unidades de Internação do HU-USP, no período de 2001 a 2005. A identificação do tempo médio de assist [...] ência de enfermagem dispensado aos pacientes dessas Unidades foi efetivada por meio da aplicação de uma equação matemática proposta na literatura, após levantamento dos dados junto ao Serviço de Arquivo Médico e Estatístico (SAME) e às escalas mensais dos profissionais de enfermagem. Os dados foram analisados por meio de estatística descritiva. O tempo médio de assistência de enfermagem observado na maioria das Unidades, apesar de algumas variações, manteve-se equilibrado durante o período analisado. Pelo equilíbrio observado, pode-se concluir que o quadro de pessoal de enfermagem das Unidades de Internação do HU-USP tem sido avaliado continuamente, de forma a possibilitar a manutenção do tempo médio de assistência e, conseqüentemente, da qualidade da assistência prestada. Abstract in spanish Estudio de abordaje cuantitativa, exploratorio-descriptivo, elaborado con el objetivo de identificar y analizar el comportamiento del tiempo medio de atención de enfermería dispensado a los pacientes de las Unidades de Internación del HU-USP, en el período de 2001 a 2005. La identificación del tiemp [...] o medio de atención de enfermería dispensado a los pacientes de esas Unidades se efectivizó a través de la aplicación de una ecuación matemática propuesta en la literatura, posterior a la colecta de datos en conjunto con el SAME y las escalas mensuales de los profesionales de enfermería. Los datos fueron analizados a través de estadística descriptiva. El tiempo medio de atención de enfermería observado en la mayoría de las Unidades, a pesar de algunas variaciones, se mantuvo equilibrado durante el período analizado. Por el equilibrio observado, se puede concluir en que el cuadro de personal de enfermería de las Unidades de Internación del HU-USP ha sido evaluado continuamente, de manera de posibilitar el mantenimiento del tiempo medio de atención y, consecuentemente, de la calidad de la atención brindada. Abstract in english This is a quantitative exploratory, descriptive study performed with the objective to identify and analyze the performance of the average time of nursing care delivered to patients of the Inpatient Units of the University Hospital at University of São Paulo (UH-USP), from 2001 to2005. The average nu [...] rsing care time delivered to patients of the referred units was identified by applying of a mathematical equation proposed in the literature, after surveying data from the Medical and Statistical Service and based on the monthly working shifts of the nursing professionals. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics. The average nursing care time observed in most units, despite some variations, remained stable during the analyzed period. Based on this observed stability, it is concluded that the nursing staff in the referred HU-USP units has been continuously evaluated with the purposes of maintaining the average time of assistance and, thus, the quality of the care being delivered.

  2. Using the NCSS "National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment" to Meet State Social Studies Standards

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    Herczog, Michelle M.

    2010-01-01

    According to "A Report on the State of U.S. History Education, State Policies and National Programs as of September 2008," "Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia have established academic standards to address academic achievement in history, the social sciences, or social studies. The sole exceptions are Iowa and Rhode Island which allow…

  3. Teaching a Standard-Based Communicative English Textbook Series to Secondary School Students in Egypt: Investigating Teachers' Practices and Beliefs

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    Abdel Latif, Muhammad M. Mahmoud

    2012-01-01

    Since any standards-based reform is made to bring about an improvement in students' learning, it requires changes in teachers' practices as well. This study examined how a standards-based communicative curricular reform in general secondary school English in Egypt has changed teachers' classroom practices, and the factors influencing such…

  4. Nursing: Practice Applications

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    Baron, Judith

    1983-01-01

    Nursing practice applications include an overview of an HIS that incorporates nursing practice, an analysis of a clinical nursing database, a description of an acuity system and two nursing care planning systems.

  5. Inservice Training in Nursing

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    Marie Poggenpoel

    1985-01-01

    Inservice training in nursing is seen as a necessary component to help the professional nurse to keep up to date on the most recent developments in nursing and to be able to manage the demands of nursing practice.

  6. Grupos de discussão virtual: uma proposta para o ensino em enfermagem Grupos de discusión virtual: una propuesta para la enseñanza en enfermería Virtual discussion groups: a proposal for nursing teaching

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    Daiane Dal Pai

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho descreve uma experiência docente que teve como objetivo proporcionar interatividade à técnica do diário de campo, utilizando um ambiente virtual de aprendizagem. A proposta educacional teve como origem o Estágio de Docência, vinculado ao Programa de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, no qual a mestranda, supervisionada pela sua orientadora, propôs a formação de grupos de discussão virtual para realizar o diário de campo em uma disciplina da graduação em enfermagem, visando a oportunizar a discussão conjunta das vivências acadêmicas em campo de prática. Os professores da disciplina na qual a proposta foi desenvolvida também estiveram inseridos nas atividades. A tecnologia virtual dinamizou a técnica de diário de campo, permitindo a troca de experiências entre os acadêmicos, o professor e a mestranda, assim como momentos de reflexão e discussão acerca dos temas confrontados na prática da enfermagem.Este estudio describe una experiencia docente que tuvo como objetivo proporcionar la interactividad en la técnica del diario de campo, utilizando un ambiente virtual de aprendizaje. La propuesta educacional se originó en el Entrenamiento de Docencia, vinculado al Programa de Post Graduación Stricto Sensu en Enfermería de la Universidad Federal del Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS en la cual la académica, bajo la supervisión de su Profesora Orientadora, propuso la formación de grupos de discusión virtual para realizar el diario de campo en una disciplina de la graduación en enfermería con el fin de crear la oportunidad de discusión conjunta de las experiencias académicas en el campo de la práctica. Los profesores de la disciplina en la cual la propuesta fue desarrollada también estuvieron inseridos en las actividades. La tecnología virtual tornó dinámica la técnica de diario de campo, permitiendo el cambio de experiencias entre los académicos, el profesor y la estudiante, bien como momentos de reflexión y discusión sobre los temas confrontados en la práctica de enfermería.This paper describes a teaching experience aimed at providing interactivity to the technique of field diary by using a virtual learning environment. The educational proposal derives from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS's Teaching Training Program of the Stricto Sensu Post-Graduation Program in Nursing, in which the author, a Master's degree candidate, oriented by her advisor, proposed forming virtual discussion groups in order to write the field diary for an undergraduate discipline in Nursing, with the aim of providing an opportunity for a joint discussion of academic experiences in the realm of practice. The instructors of the discipline in which the proposal was developed also participated in the activities. The virtual technology gave new dynamism to the technique of field diary, making possible an exchange of experiences among the students, the instructor and the author, as well as moments of reflection and discussion regarding the themes faced in the Nursing practice.

  7. Grupos de discussão virtual: uma proposta para o ensino em enfermagem / Virtual discussion groups: a proposal for nursing teaching / Grupos de discusión virtual: una propuesta para la enseñanza en enfermería

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    Daiane, Dal Pai; Liana, Lautert.

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho descreve uma experiência docente que teve como objetivo proporcionar interatividade à técnica do diário de campo, utilizando um ambiente virtual de aprendizagem. A proposta educacional teve como origem o Estágio de Docência, vinculado ao Programa de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Enfer [...] magem da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), no qual a mestranda, supervisionada pela sua orientadora, propôs a formação de grupos de discussão virtual para realizar o diário de campo em uma disciplina da graduação em enfermagem, visando a oportunizar a discussão conjunta das vivências acadêmicas em campo de prática. Os professores da disciplina na qual a proposta foi desenvolvida também estiveram inseridos nas atividades. A tecnologia virtual dinamizou a técnica de diário de campo, permitindo a troca de experiências entre os acadêmicos, o professor e a mestranda, assim como momentos de reflexão e discussão acerca dos temas confrontados na prática da enfermagem. Abstract in spanish Este estudio describe una experiencia docente que tuvo como objetivo proporcionar la interactividad en la técnica del diario de campo, utilizando un ambiente virtual de aprendizaje. La propuesta educacional se originó en el Entrenamiento de Docencia, vinculado al Programa de Post Graduación Stricto [...] Sensu en Enfermería de la Universidad Federal del Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) en la cual la académica, bajo la supervisión de su Profesora Orientadora, propuso la formación de grupos de discusión virtual para realizar el diario de campo en una disciplina de la graduación en enfermería con el fin de crear la oportunidad de discusión conjunta de las experiencias académicas en el campo de la práctica. Los profesores de la disciplina en la cual la propuesta fue desarrollada también estuvieron inseridos en las actividades. La tecnología virtual tornó dinámica la técnica de diario de campo, permitiendo el cambio de experiencias entre los académicos, el profesor y la estudiante, bien como momentos de reflexión y discusión sobre los temas confrontados en la práctica de enfermería. Abstract in english This paper describes a teaching experience aimed at providing interactivity to the technique of field diary by using a virtual learning environment. The educational proposal derives from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)'s Teaching Training Program of the Stricto Sensu Post-Graduat [...] ion Program in Nursing, in which the author, a Master's degree candidate, oriented by her advisor, proposed forming virtual discussion groups in order to write the field diary for an undergraduate discipline in Nursing, with the aim of providing an opportunity for a joint discussion of academic experiences in the realm of practice. The instructors of the discipline in which the proposal was developed also participated in the activities. The virtual technology gave new dynamism to the technique of field diary, making possible an exchange of experiences among the students, the instructor and the author, as well as moments of reflection and discussion regarding the themes faced in the Nursing practice.

  8. O ensino de conteúdos atitudinais na formação inicial do enfermeiro / The teaching of attitudinal content in higher education of nursing / La enseñanza de los contenidos actitudinales en la formación de enfermeras

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    Vitor, Nosow; Vilanice Alves de Araújo, Püschel.

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    Full Text Available Pesquisa exploratória e descritiva, de abordagem qualitativa que teve como objetivo investigar o ensino dos conteúdos atitudinais ministrado por docentes de uma instituição pública na formação inicial do enfermeiro. Foi realizada na Escola de Enfermagem da USP, com nove docentes do bacharelado em en [...] fermagem e membros do Grupo de Apoio Pedagógico. Após aprovação do projeto, os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista semi-estruturada e analisados por meio da análise de Conteúdo. Os conteúdos atitudinais por não se inserirem nos conteúdos programáticos das disciplinas são trabalhados por iniciativa individual dos docentes que utilizam diferentes estratégias, em sala de aula ou em campo de prática. No processo de ensino os docentes encontram possibilidades e limites relacionados à instituição, aos docentes e aos estudantes. A grande dificuldade consiste na avaliação dos conteúdos atitudinais. Trabalhar atitudes como objetivos de aprendizagem e construir instrumentos adequados de avaliação é a meta a ser considerada no currículo novo. Abstract in spanish La investigación cualitativa, de tipo exploratorio y descriptivo, con el objetivo de investigar la enseñanza de los contenidos actitudinales en la formación de las enfermeras por los profesores en una escuela pública de la enfermería. Se celebró en la Escola de Enfermagem da USP, con nueve profesore [...] s de bachillerato de enfermería y miembros de lo Grupo de Apoio Pedagógico. Después de la aprobación del proyecto, los datos fueron recolectados por médio de entrevistas semi-estructuradas y analizados utilizando el análisis de contenido. El contenido de actitud por no entrar en el programa de los cursos se trabajó en la iniciativa de los profesores que utilizan diferentes estrategias en el aula o en el campo de la práctica. En el proceso de enseñanza los profesores encontraran posibilidades y limitaciones relacionadas con la institución, los profesores y estudiantes. La principal dificultad es la evaluación de los contenidos actitudinales. Trabajar las actitudes como los objetivos de aprendizaje y crear las herramientas adecuadas es el objetivo a considerar en el nuevo currículo. Abstract in english Qualitative research, exploratory and descriptive, had the aim to investigate teaching of the attitudinal content on training of nurses by professors in a public school of nursing. It was held at the Escola de Enfermagem da USP, with nine teachers in nursing baccalaureate and members of Grupo de Apo [...] io Pedagógico. After approval of the project, data were collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed using content analysis. For want of insertion of the attitudinal contents in the courses programs, they are worked by the individual teacher's initiative that uses different strategies in the classroom or on the practice field. In the process of teaching teachers found possibilities and limitations related to the institution, teachers and students. The major difficulty is the assessment of attitudinal content. Work attitudes as learning objectives and build the right tools is the goal to be considered in the new curriculum.

  9. Ethical and social commitment in the teaching plan of nursing education / Compromisso ético-social na proposta pedagógica da formação em enfermagem / Compromiso ético-social en la propuesta pedagógica de la formación en enfermería

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    Daiana, Kloh; Margarete Maria de, Lima; Kenya Schmidt, Reibnitz.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta reflexão enfoca o compromisso ético-social na formação em enfermagem e suas repercussões no desenvolvimento da proposta pedagógica, na perspectiva de que esta reflexão teórica possa contribuir para o despertar da inter-relação da proposta pedagógica com o compromisso ético-social nos cursos de [...] graduação. Considera-se que o conceito de ética vai adequando-se aos valores relativos a cada época e lugar, sendo considerada como um elemento essencial para a formação integral do ser humano. Para que a formação seja ancorada em ações de acordo com o compromisso ético-social e profissional, os princípios éticos devem permear os conteúdos curriculares, estar presentes nas posturas pedagógicas envolvendo as relações interpessoais e os processos de avaliação. Abstract in spanish Esta reflexión enfoca el compromiso ético-social en la formación de enfermería y su impacto en el desarrollo de la propuesta pedagógica, en la perspectiva de que esta reflexión teórica puede contribuir para el despertar de la interrelación de la propuesta pedagógica con el compromiso ético-social en [...] los cursos de graduación. Se considera que el concepto de ética va adecuándose a los valores relativos de cada época y lugar, siendo considerado como un elemento esencial para la formación integral del ser humano. Para que la formación sea sustentada en acciones en concordancia con el compromiso ético-social y profesional, los principios éticos deben impregnar los contenidos curriculares, estar presentes en las posturas pedagogías, involucrando las relaciones interpersonales y los procesos de evaluación. Abstract in english This study focuses on the ethical and social commitment in nursing education and its impact on the development of the teaching plan, with the viewpoint that this theoretical reflection can contribute to awaken the interrelationship of the teaching plan and ethical and social commitment in college-le [...] vel courses. It is assumed that the concept of ethics adapts to the values relative to each time and place, being considered an essential element for the comprehensive education of human beings. In order for education to be anchored in actions in accordance with social, ethical and professional commitment, ethical principles should permeate the curriculum content, and be present in teaching positions that involve interpersonal relationships and evaluation procedures.

  10. Value of intensified nursing

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    Raymann, Cornelia; Konta, Brigitte; Prusa, Nina; Frank, Wilhelm

    2006-01-01

    The concept "intensified nursing" is mentioned in differentiation to concepts of "nursing care" or "nursing" which intensifies resources or patient contact. Especially psychic and social needs of patients are very appreciated in nursing. A similar type of nursing is known under the concept "advanced nursing practice" (ANP) which means, that a specialised, academically trained nurse offers an extended nursing care in which a focus on the published knowledge of evidence based research is made.F...

  11. Cultural Diversity in Nursing Education: Perils, Pitfalls, and Pearls

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    Bednarz, Hedi; Schim, Stephanie; DOORENBOS, ARDITH

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    Increasing diversity in the classroom challenges nursing educators to identify issues that complicate teaching (perils), analyze barriers for themselves and their students (pitfalls), and select new strategies for working with nontraditional students (pearls). This article identifies concerns arising from attitudes and values within nursing and common approaches to diversity education, and then discusses key issues in nursing education that relate to human nature, culture, faculty workload, a...

  12. Computerized Nursing Care Planning Utilizing Nursing Diagnosis

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    Crosley, Joan M.

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    This paper presents a brief description of the beginning phase of a long term project introducing computerized nursing care planning utilizing nursing diagnoses within one nursing department. Areas for future study are proposed.

  13. Nurses' feelings on becoming a nurse

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    Delaine Fidlarczyk, Leila Rangel da Silva

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    Full Text Available Objective: to describe nurses’ feelings about their choice and professional practice. Methods: this is an exploratoryand descriptive study, with a sample composed by 41 nurses, whose work in a public hospital specialized inHematology and Hemoterapy in Rio de Janeiro city. Data collections were carried from April to May 2008, with aquestionnaire. Results: the results had pointed that love feelings of, hope and satisfaction are the motives ofnurses’ professional choice; these good feelings are related with the nurse’s practice. However, negative feelingsare also related with their professional practice. Conclusion: the nurse’s feelings reaffirm the humanitariancharacter included in the nurse’s image, where love, donations, satisfactions had perpetuated nurse’s professionalpractice. However, these nurses, when observing their pairs, had seen a universe of dissatisfaction and frustration.Despite the speech of satisfaction and love, nurses live with inadequate practice and bad work conditions, beyondbad remunerations for their effort and knowledge.

  14. The History of Preconception Care: Evolving Guidelines and Standards

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    Freda, Margaret Comerford; Moos, Merry-k; Curtis, Michele

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    This article explores the history of the preconception movement in the United States and the current status of professional practice guidelines and standards. Professionals with varying backgrounds (nurses, nurse practitioners, family practice physicians, pediatricians, nurse midwives, obstetricians/gynecologists) are in a position to provide preconception health services; standards and guidelines for numerous professional organizations, therefore, are explored. The professional nursing organ...

  15. Nursing heroism in the 21st Century'

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    Darbyshire Philip

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Vivian Bullwinkel Oration honours the life and work of an extraordinary nurse. Given her story and that of her World War II colleagues, the topic of nursing heroism in the 21st century could not be more germane. Discussion Is heroism a legitimate part of nursing, or are nurses simply 'just doing their job' even when facing extreme personal danger? In this paper I explore the place and relevance of heroism in contemporary nursing. I propose that nursing heroism deserves a broader appreciation and that within the term lie many hidden, 'unsung' or 'unrecorded' heroisms. I also challenge the critiques of heroism that would condemn it as part of a 'militarisation' of nursing. Finally, I argue that nursing needs to be more open in celebrating our heroes and the transformative power of nursing achievements. Summary The language of heroism may sound quaint by 21st Century standards but nursing heroism is alive and well in the best of our contemporary nursing ethos and practice.

  16. Fostering Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Education.

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    Rambur, Betty

    1999-01-01

    Evidence-based nursing practice is impeded by low numbers of baccalaureate nurses, lack of critical perspectives toward research, the volume of information, and conflicting worldviews. Teaching strategies to address the challenge include fostering the ability to question and initiating teacher/student dialog. (SK)

  17. Planejamento de ensino em enfermagem: intenções educativas e as competências clínicas / Planning nursing teaching: educational purposes and clinical competence / Planificación de la enseñanza en enfermería: intenciones educativas y las competencias clínicas

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    Magda Cristina Queiroz, Dell' Acqua; Ana Maria Kazue, Miyadahira; Cilene Aparecida Costardi, Ide.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Pensar a formação de enfermeiros pressupõe articular essa questão às expressões de referenciais teóricos, na perspectiva de uma vertente pedagógica que passe pelo construtivismo e por competências. O objetivo foi caracterizar, numa visão longitudinal, a constituição das competências assistenciais no [...] s cursos de graduação em Enfermagem contidas nos Planos de Ensino. O estudo teve um caráter exploratório-descritivo, com abordagem qualitativa. Foi realizada uma análise documental dos 9 planos de ensino das disciplinas assistenciais da graduação. Os aspectos ético-legais foram garantidos, sendo os dados coletados após aprovação pelo Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa. Os dados evidenciaram uma organização curricular centrada em disciplinas, mantendo lógicas internas aparentemente refratárias às organizações somativas. Daí emergem sinalizações de uma aprendizagem com vínculos pouco substantivos entre os conhecimentos prévios e a potencialização do julgamento crítico e do raciocínio clínico. Como proposta, o estudo trouxe reconsiderações para o processo de ensino-aprendizagem e a influência da concepção construtivista na proposição das competências clínicas. Abstract in spanish Pensar en la formación de enfermeros presupone articular esta cuestión con las expresiones de marcos teóricos, en la perspectiva de una vertiente pedagógica que pase por el constructivismo y por competencias. El objetivo fue caracterizar, en una visión longitudinal, la constitución de las competenci [...] as asistenciales en el curso de Enfermería contenidas en los Planos de Enseñanza. El estudio tuvo un carácter exploratorio descriptivo, en un abordaje cualitativo. Fue realizado un análisis documental de los 9 planos de enseñanza de las disciplinas asistenciales del curso. Los aspectos ético y legales fueron garantizados, siendo los datos recolectados después de aprobados por el Comité de Ética en Investigación. Los datos colocaron en evidencia una organización curricular centrada en disciplinas, manteniendo lógicas internas aparentemente refractarias a las organizaciones sumativas. Emergen señalizaciones de un aprendizaje con vínculos poco substantivos entre los conocimientos previos y la potenciación del juzgamiento crítico y del raciocinio clínico. Como propuesta, el estudio trajo reconsideraciones para el proceso enseñanza y aprendizaje y la influencia de la concepción constructivista en la proposición de las competencias clínicas. Abstract in english Thinking about nursing education implies articulating this issue with the expressions of theoretical frameworks, from the perspective of a pedagogical aspect that includes both constructivism and competencies. The objective was to characterize, from a longitudinal view, the construction of care comp [...] etencies that exist in the teaching plans of nursing undergraduate programs. This exploratory-descriptive study used a qualitative approach. Documentary analysis was performed on the nine teaching plans of undergraduate care subjects. The ethical-legal aspects were guaranteed, so that data was collected only after the study had been approved by the Research Ethics Committee. The data evidenced a curriculum organization centered on subjects, maintaining internal rationales that seem to resist summative organizations. Signs emerge of hardly substantial links between any previous knowledge and the strengthening of critical judgment and clinical reasoning. As proposed, the study contributed with reconsiderations for the teaching-learning process and showed the influence of constructivism on the proposal of clinical competencies.

  18. Planejamento de ensino em enfermagem: intenções educativas e as competências clínicas Planificación de la enseñanza en enfermería: intenciones educativas y las competencias clínicas Planning nursing teaching: educational purposes and clinical competence

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    Magda Cristina Queiroz Dell'Acqua

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    Full Text Available Pensar a formação de enfermeiros pressupõe articular essa questão às expressões de referenciais teóricos, na perspectiva de uma vertente pedagógica que passe pelo construtivismo e por competências. O objetivo foi caracterizar, numa visão longitudinal, a constituição das competências assistenciais nos cursos de graduação em Enfermagem contidas nos Planos de Ensino. O estudo teve um caráter exploratório-descritivo, com abordagem qualitativa. Foi realizada uma análise documental dos 9 planos de ensino das disciplinas assistenciais da graduação. Os aspectos ético-legais foram garantidos, sendo os dados coletados após aprovação pelo Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa. Os dados evidenciaram uma organização curricular centrada em disciplinas, mantendo lógicas internas aparentemente refratárias às organizações somativas. Daí emergem sinalizações de uma aprendizagem com vínculos pouco substantivos entre os conhecimentos prévios e a potencialização do julgamento crítico e do raciocínio clínico. Como proposta, o estudo trouxe reconsiderações para o processo de ensino-aprendizagem e a influência da concepção construtivista na proposição das competências clínicas.Pensar en la formación de enfermeros presupone articular esta cuestión con las expresiones de marcos teóricos, en la perspectiva de una vertiente pedagógica que pase por el constructivismo y por competencias. El objetivo fue caracterizar, en una visión longitudinal, la constitución de las competencias asistenciales en el curso de Enfermería contenidas en los Planos de Enseñanza. El estudio tuvo un carácter exploratorio descriptivo, en un abordaje cualitativo. Fue realizado un análisis documental de los 9 planos de enseñanza de las disciplinas asistenciales del curso. Los aspectos ético y legales fueron garantizados, siendo los datos recolectados después de aprobados por el Comité de Ética en Investigación. Los datos colocaron en evidencia una organización curricular centrada en disciplinas, manteniendo lógicas internas aparentemente refractarias a las organizaciones sumativas. Emergen señalizaciones de un aprendizaje con vínculos poco substantivos entre los conocimientos previos y la potenciación del juzgamiento crítico y del raciocinio clínico. Como propuesta, el estudio trajo reconsideraciones para el proceso enseñanza y aprendizaje y la influencia de la concepción constructivista en la proposición de las competencias clínicas.Thinking about nursing education implies articulating this issue with the expressions of theoretical frameworks, from the perspective of a pedagogical aspect that includes both constructivism and competencies. The objective was to characterize, from a longitudinal view, the construction of care competencies that exist in the teaching plans of nursing undergraduate programs. This exploratory-descriptive study used a qualitative approach. Documentary analysis was performed on the nine teaching plans of undergraduate care subjects. The ethical-legal aspects were guaranteed, so that data was collected only after the study had been approved by the Research Ethics Committee. The data evidenced a curriculum organization centered on subjects, maintaining internal rationales that seem to resist summative organizations. Signs emerge of hardly substantial links between any previous knowledge and the strengthening of critical judgment and clinical reasoning. As proposed, the study contributed with reconsiderations for the teaching-learning process and showed the influence of constructivism on the proposal of clinical competencies.

  19. Estratégias de ensino-aprendizagem em cursos de graduação em Enfermagem / Teaching-learning strategies in undergraduate Nursing courses / Estrategias de enseñanza-aprendizaje en cursos de graduación en Enfermería

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    Roberta, Waterkemper; Marta Lenise, do Prado.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Trata-se de uma revisão integrativa que teve como objetivo identificar as estratégias de ensino utilizadas em cursos de graduação em Enfermagem e o objetivo de sua aplicação. Metodologia: A pesquisa foi realizada através da busca direta de artigos completos nas bases de dados: Scielo, Scop [...] us, Wilsonweb, ERIC, Lilacs e Sciencedirect. Resultados: A amostra foi composta de 72 artigos. A análise evidenciou 29 diferentes estratégias de ensino utilizadas na graduação em Enfermagem. As quatro estratégias mais utilizadas são: a simulação (19%), Programas on-line (16%), Aprendizagem Baseada em Problemas - PBL (16%) e Estudo de Caso (5%). Discussão: Todas mencionam buscar com tais estratégias o pensamento crítico e uma atitude mais ativa do aluno, considerandoas metodologias ativas de ensino. Entretanto, não fica claro nos artigos como acontece a relação entre o aluno e o professor tanto em sala de aula como nos laboratórios e nos campos práticos. Conclusão: muitas são as estratégias de ensino-aprendizagem utilizadas no ensino de graduação em Enfermagem, reconhecidas como ativas. Todavia a utilização de tais estratégias, ainda que inovadoras e ativas, não necessariamente transforme o aluno no protagonista de seu aprendizado e faça do professor um facilitador deste processo, nem mesmo o torna mais crítico e reflexivo, pois o pensar crítico requer reflexão sobre aquilo que se faz e não somente um fazer com habilidade e com conhecimento. Abstract in spanish Objetivo: Se trata de una revisión integrativa que tuvo como objetivo identificar las estrategias de enseñanza utilizadas en cursos de graduación en Enfermería y el objetivo de su aplicación. Metodología: La investigación fue realizada a través de la búsqueda directa de artículos completos en las ba [...] ses de datos: Scielo, Scopus, Wilsonweb, ERIC, Lilacs e Sciencedirect. Resultados: La muestra estaba compuesta por 72 artículos. El análisis evidenció 29 estrategias diferentes de enseñanza utilizadas en la graduación en Enfermería. Las cuatro estrategias más utilizadas son: la simulación (19%), Programas en línea (16%), Aprendizaje Basado en Problemas - PBL (16%) y Estudio de Caso (5%). Discusión: Todas concuerdan en buscar, a través de tales estrategias, el pensamiento crítico y una actitud más activa por parte del alumno, considerando las metodologías activas de enseñanza. Sin embargo, no queda claro en los artículos como es que se da la relación entre el alumno y el profesor tanto en el salón de clase como en los laboratorios y en los campos prácticos. Conclusión: son muchas las estrategias de enseñanza - aprendizaje que se reconocen como estrategias activas y que se utilizan en la carrera de Enfermería. No obstante, el uso de dichas estrategias, a pesar de ser innovadoras y activas, no necesariamente transforme al alumno en el protagonista de su aprendizaje y haga del profesor un facilitador de este proceso, ni tampoco lo vuelve más crítico y reflexivo, dado que el pensamiento crítico amerita reflexionar sobre aquello que se hace y no solamente un hacer con habilidad y con conocimiento. Abstract in english Objective: This is a comprehensive review aimed to identify strategies used in teaching undergraduate Nursing courses and their goals. Methodology: The research was conducted through direct search of full articles in databases: Scielo, Scopus, Wilsonweb, ERIC, Lilacs and Sciencedirect. Results: The [...] sample consisted of 72 papers. The analysis revealed 29 different teaching strategies used in nursing undergraduate courses. The four most commonly used strategies are: simulation (19%), online programs (16%), Problem-Based Learning-PBL (16%) and Case Study (5%). Discussion: They all seek, through such strategies, to achieve critical thinking and a more active approach by students, considering the active teaching methodologies. However, it is unclear in the papers how the relationship between students and teacher develops both in the classroom and in labs and in the

  20. O ensino de enfermagem sobre HIV/ Aids sob a ótica da cidadania / Nursing teaching on HIV/AIDS in the perspective of citizenship / La enseñanza de enfermería sobre el VIH / SIDA en la perspectiva de la ciudadanía

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    Simone de Oliveira, Camillo; Fabiana Tavolaro, Maiorino; Loide Corina, Chaves.

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi verificar a percepção de docentes de Enfermagem sobre sua responsabilidade na prática pedagógica em HIV/Aids e se valorizam a construção do conhecimento sobre a temática do HIV/Aids centrado nos parâmetros voltados à cidadania. Estudo qualitativo, cujo referencial teórico foi o Pensam [...] ento Complexo de Morin. Participaram sete docentes de cinco instituições de ensino superior de São Paulo, no perído de janeiro a julho de 2010. Os dados foram coletados através do Grupo Focal e trabalhados por meio de Análise de Conteúdo. As categorias resultantes foram: A importância da reflexão e da criticidade do professor no ensino do HIV/Aids; O exercício da cidadania por meio do ensino de HIV/ Aids e A compreensão do humano no ensino a partir da vivência com o indivíduo com HIV/Aids. O estudo mostra que o papel do professor no ensino do HIV/Aids é essencial para um posicionamento ético e cidadão do futuro enfermeiro. Abstract in spanish El objetivo fue investigar la percepción de los docentes de enfermería sobre su responsabilidad en la enseñanza de prácticas sobre el VIH / SIDA y el valor de la construcción del conocimiento en el tema de VIH / SIDA centrado en parámetros orientados a la ciudadanía. Este estudio cualitativo fue el [...] Pensamiento Teórico Complejo de Morin. Los participantes fueron siete docentes de cinco instituciones de educación superior en São Paulo, en el plazo de enero a julio de 2010. Los datos fueron recolectados a través de grupos de enfoque y trabajaron a través del análisis de contenido. Las categorías resultantes fueron: La importancia de la reflexión y criticidad del maestro en la enseñanza del VIH / SIDA, el ejercicio de la ciudadanía a través de la educación sobre el VIH / SIDA y la comprensión del aprendizaje humano de la experiencia con una persona con VIH / SIDA. El estudio muestra que el papel del profesor en la enseñanza de VIH / SIDA es esencial para una ética y ciudadana de la enfermera futuro. Abstract in english The aim was to investigate the perception of nursing faculty about their responsibility in teaching practice on HIV/AIDS and if they value the construction of knowledge on the subject of HIV/AIDS focused on parameters aimed to citizenship. This qualitative study had its theoretical framework on Mori [...] n Complex Thought. Seven professors from five institutions of higher education in Sao Paulo participated of the study in the period from January to July 2010. Data were collected through focus group and analysed through content analysis. The semantic categories were: The importance of reflection and criticality of the professor in teaching HIV/AIDS; the exercise of citizenship through education of HIV/AIDS and; the understanding of the human in learning from the experience of a person with HIV/AIDS. The study shows that the role of the professor when teaching HIV/AIDS is essential to an ethical and a citizen development for the future nurse.

  1. The nursing human resource planning best practice toolkit: creating a best practice resource for nursing managers.

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    Vincent, Leslie; Beduz, Mary Agnes

    2010-05-01

    Evidence of acute nursing shortages in urban hospitals has been surfacing since 2000. Further, new graduate nurses account for more than 50% of total nurse turnover in some hospitals and between 35% and 60% of new graduates change workplace during the first year. Critical to organizational success, first line nurse managers must have the knowledge and skills to ensure the accurate projection of nursing resource requirements and to develop proactive recruitment and retention programs that are effective, promote positive nursing socialization, and provide early exposure to the clinical setting. The Nursing Human Resource Planning Best Practice Toolkit project supported the creation of a network of teaching and community hospitals to develop a best practice toolkit in nursing human resource planning targeted at first line nursing managers. The toolkit includes the development of a framework including the conceptual building blocks of planning tools, manager interventions, retention and recruitment and professional practice models. The development of the toolkit involved conducting a review of the literature for best practices in nursing human resource planning, using a mixed method approach to data collection including a survey and extensive interviews of managers and completing a comprehensive scan of human resource practices in the participating organizations. This paper will provide an overview of the process used to develop the toolkit, a description of the toolkit contents and a reflection on the outcomes of the project. PMID:20463445

  2. New from nursing research: the basic knowledge assessment tool (BKAT) for critical care nursing.

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    Toth, J C; Ritchey, K A

    1984-05-01

    The BKAT is a valid and reliable test of basic knowledge in critical care nursing. Validity was established through a panel of nine experts in critical care nursing practice and education. Reliability was established at the alpha coefficient of 0.86 for the total test during the pilot study on a sample of 100 nurses working in CCUs . The BKAT , which is a 90-item test, has been used on both a supervised and an unsupervised basis. Findings from the pilot study included a statistically significant difference in basic knowledge between new graduates and nurses with 6 months to more than 5 years of experience in critical care nursing, and that the length of critical care experience is the best predictor of basic knowledge. No statistically significant differences were found in basic knowledge in the following groups of nurses: (1) ICU, SICU , and coronary care unit nurses, (2) those working in university or teaching hospitals, community hospitals, and government hospitals, and (3) nurses with an associate degree, diploma, or baccalaureate degree. The BKAT -2, a revision of the BKAT , indicates that the basic knowledge assessment tool can be updated as new technologies and new knowledge become part of the body of nursing knowledge related to safe practice in critical care nursing. PMID:6562112