Nurses

Healthcare Transition Research: Providers (Nurses, Professionals)

Dimensions of the transition service coordinator role. Betz CL, Redcay G.  University of Southern California Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, USA.  J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Apr-Jun;10(2):49-59. ISSUES AND PURPOSE: This article describes the development and implementation of an innovative advanced practice role, as a transition service coordinator for nurses […]

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Social determinants of mental health: the missing dimensions of mental health nursing?

In this paper we explore how aspects of the social world may be linked to mental health and psychiatric morbidity and propose that conditions should be created which allow individuals and communities greater opportunities for self-care and self-management. Specifically the focus is on social connections, disability and homelessness and work stress. There is a clear […]

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Challenges and opportunities of nursing care in special-needs shelters.

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita forced many individuals along the coast of Texas and Louisiana to seek shelter inland. Among the evacuees were residents with special needs and residents of nursing homes and group homes caring for mentally retarded and physically disabled persons. Many nurses volunteered to provide health care for those in need. This article […]

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Emergency preparedness for the home healthcare nurse.

Recent events are quickly becoming the hard teacher: giving tests of preparedness first, then allowing for lessons afterward. However, each emergency teaches valuable lessons about assessment and preparation, and each lesson learned can be integrated into assessment of and preparation for the next event. This article outlines key steps that home care nurses can take […]

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Obesity in people with intellectual disabilities: the impact of nurse-led health screenings and health promotion activities.

Background: Obesity appears to be more common among people with intellectual disabilities, with few studies focusing on achieving weight reduction. AIM: Firstly, to follow-up people identified as overweight and obese following special health screening clinics and to determine the actions taken. Secondly, to evaluate the impact of health promotion classes on participants’ weight loss. Methods: […]

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