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  • Open Access


    How Fast Can Nurses Learn Therapeutic Communication Skills? A Pilot Study on Brief Hypnotic Communication Training Conducted with Oncology Nurses

    À quelle vitesse les infirmières peuvent-elles apprendre les techniques de communication thérapeutique ? Une étude pilote sur une brève formation à la communication hypnotique menée auprès d’infirmières en oncologie

    H. Zarglayoun, C. Arbour, J. Delage, S. Pierre, M. Tremblay, D. Hjeij, P. Rainville, D. Ogez

    Psycho-Oncologie, Vol.16, No.4, pp. 375-379, 2022, DOI:10.3166/pson-2022-0202

    Abstract Objective: This project aimed to train nurses on an oncology unit in hypnotic communication to reduce treatment-related pain and anxiety in their patients. A pilot study was conducted to assess changes in hypnotic communication behaviors associated with the training.
    Methods: Nurses were recruited and their interactions during a simulated patient admission for treatment (before and after training) were recorded. Hypnotic communication skills were assessed by independent reviewers using a training checklist listing different hypnotic communication techniques and a validated assessment scale (Sainte-Justine Hypnotic Communication Assessment Scale, SJ-HCAS).
    Results: Seven nurses were evaluated. Wilcoxon pairedsample tests (pre–post) reported significant improvement with… More >

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    Homogeneous Management and Application of Appropriate Technology for TCM Care in County Medical Communities

    Liyuan Chen1,2,3,*, Zhenhua Luo1,2,3, Xianhua Li1,2,3, Ya Chen1,2,3, Mengyu Chang4

    Journal of Intelligent Medicine and Healthcare, Vol.1, No.2, pp. 69-77, 2022, DOI:10.32604/jimh.2022.036288

    Abstract Objective: Explore the homogeneous management of appropriate technology for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) care based on the county medical community platform. Methods: The hospital has formed a county medical community since 2020, based on which the platform develops homogeneous management of appropriate technologies for TCM nursing, establishes a medical training center, a remote consultation center and a TCM nursing quality control center, strengthens the construction of TCM nursing specialties, integrates TCM with public health and consolidates information support. The “321” model was developed, with January 2021 to December 2021 as the post-implementation period and January 2020 to December 2020 as… More >

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    Depression, Anxiety, and Behavioural Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Medical and Nursing Students

    Siti Roshaidai Mohd Arifin1,*, Siti Mardhiah Saiful Azmi2, Khadijah Hasanah Abang Abdullah3, Nurul Ain Hidayah Abas4, Rohayah Husain5, Edre M. Aidid6, Karimah Hanim Abd Aziz6, Ramli Musa7, Fathima Begum Syed Mohideen3, Asma Perveen4, Khairi Che Mat5, Izazol Idris8

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 749-757, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020972

    Abstract During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical and nursing students are faced with various challenges such as the need to attend online classes and juggling clinical postings under the new norm. This study aimed to assess the association between depression, anxiety, and behavioural changes among medical and nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online self-administered questionnaire was distributed between March 2021 and July 2021 to 292 undergraduates medical and nursing students in a higher education institute on the East Coast of Malaysia. The questionnaires consisted of four parts: sociodemographic data, the Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7, the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, and questions related… More >

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    The Interaction and Life Experiences between the Patient and the Nurse Caring for the Patient with COVID-19 in Turkey: A Qualitative Dyadic Approach

    Nuran Dudaklı1, Hilal Altundal Duru2,*, Mualla Yılmaz2, Serpil Türkleş2

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 511-525, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.020703

    Abstract Previous research and observations have shown that COVID-19 affected both patients’ and nurses’ mental health. Even in the best times, one of the best ways to improve patients’ experiences is to improve the health workers’ experience. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the patterns of interaction between patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and the nurses caring for them and to help them recognize the strengths of their relationship. In this study, we aimed that purposed to discover the interaction and life experiences between the COVID-19 patients and the nurses who provided care for them in Turkey. With the dyadic… More >

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    Virtual Nursing Using Deep Belief Networks for Elderly People (DBN-EP)

    S. Rajasekaran1,*, G. Kousalya2

    Computer Systems Science and Engineering, Vol.42, No.3, pp. 985-1000, 2022, DOI:10.32604/csse.2022.022234

    Abstract The demand for better health services has resulted in the advancement of remote monitoring health, i.e., virtual nursing systems, to watch and support the elderly with innovative concepts such as being patient-centric, easier to use, and having smarter interactions and more accurate conclusions. While virtual nursing services attempt to provide consumers and medical practitioners with continuous medical and health monitoring services, access to allied healthcare experts such as nurses remains a challenge. In this research, we present Virtual Nursing Using Deep Belief Networks for Elderly People (DBN-EP), a new framework that provides a virtual nurse agent deployed on a senior… More >

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    The Effect of Online Wellness Coaching for Nursing Students during the COVID-19 Lockdown on Well-Being: A Qualitative Study

    Şeyma Zehra Altunkurek*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.4, pp. 577-588, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.017492

    Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to explore and describe the lived experience of 3rd-year nursing students who participated in an online wellness coaching program during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Methods: This qualitative research study on an online wellness coaching program included 30 female students, aged 21 to 30 years, who were confined to their home during the COVID-19 outbreak for two months. The students were asked to describe their feelings and responses during the COVID-19 lockdown. Results: Four thematic clusters emerged in the data analysis: what the students felt during the quarantine period, what the wellness coaching practice… More >

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    Effect of Cluster Nursing Mode Combined with Blood Pressure Regulation on Surgical Tolerance of Patients with Esophageal Cancer and Hypertension

    Hongyan Ai1,*, Yan Wang2, Hongmei Gu2

    Oncologie, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 185-193, 2021, DOI:10.32604/Oncologie.2021.016420

    Abstract Objective: To explore the effect of the cluster nursing mode combined with blood pressure regulation on the surgical tolerance of patients with esophageal cancer and hypertension. Methods: The clinical data of 86 patients with esophageal cancer and hypertension treated in our hospital (February 2016–February 2017) were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were randomly split into research group and reference group, with 43 cases in each group. The reference group received routine nursing, while the research group received cluster nursing combined with blood pressure regulation. The SBP, DBP and heart rates at D1 (at admission), D2 (2 h before surgery) and D3… More >

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    Analysis on Characteristics and Nursing Points of Surgical and Interventional Treatment for Elderly Cerebral Aneurysm

    Haiying You1, Jing Li2, Xiaojie Wang3, Guodong Zhang4, Juan Yang5,*

    Oncologie, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 235-244, 2020, DOI:10.32604/oncologie.2020.014123

    Abstract Objective. The purpose was to explore the characteristics and nursing points of surgical and interventional treatment for elderly cerebral aneurysm. Methods. 100 elderly patients with cerebral aneurysm treated in our hospital from January 2017 to December 2019 were selected, and divided into craniotomy group (40 patients with neurosurgical clipping) and interventional surgery group (60 patients with endovascular interventional embolization) according to the treatment method to compare the operation time, hospitalization time, hospitalization expenses, degree of brain injury, complications and prognostic scores of the patients in two groups. Meanwhile, the relationship between the factors (age, aneurysm size, location) and prognosis of… More >

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    Challenges and Growth as a Mental Health Professional from Volunteering Experiences in the Community Gambling Awareness Campaign

    So Yeon Yoo1, Yun-Jung Choi2,*, Youn-Joo Um2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 83-91, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011299

    Abstract As the demand for high-quality mental health services increases, producing expert nurses with the skills and expertise to deal with various complex mental health situations involving diverse subjects is critical. Nursing programs should be prepared to provide education that can improve mental health professional competence. Using a qualitative study and focus group interviews, we focused on the experiences of nursing students who voluntarily participated in campaign activities to prevent gambling problems. The respondents were 23 nursing students who participated in the campaign for more than four months. Data were analyzed using Downe-Wamboldt’s eight steps of content analysis. The experiences of… More >

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    Use of 3D models of congenital heart disease as an education tool for cardiac nurses

    Giovanni Biglino1,2, Claudio Capelli2,3, Despina Koniordou3, Di Robertshaw2, Lindsay-Kay Leaver2, Silvia Schievano2,3, Andrew M. Taylor2,3, Jo Wray2

    Congenital Heart Disease, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 113-118, 2017

    Abstract Background: Nurse education and training are key to providing congenital heart disease (CHD) patients with consistent high standards of care as well as enabling career progression. One approach for improving educational experience is the use of 3D patient-specific models.
    Objectives: To gather pilot data to assess the feasibility of using 3D models of CHD during a training course for cardiac nurses; to evaluate the potential of 3D models in this context, from the nurses’ perspective; and to identify possible improvements to optimise their use for teaching.
    Design: A cross-sectional survey.
    Setting: A national training week for cardiac nurses.
    Participants: One… More >

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