Angeline Bushy

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This article compares and contrasts nursing practice in rural areas based on selected publications by nurse scholars from Australia, Canada and the USA. By no means is the analysis complete; rather this preliminary effort is designed to provoke interest about rural nursing in the global village. The information can be used to examine the rural phenomenon in(More)
An innovation model describes behavior patterns and the specific responses these groups display when introduced to change. These six categories, which are not inclusive, extend along a continuum ranging from eager participation to outright rejection of change. Using this knowledge, the nurse manager can team up with certain group types to smoothly implement(More)
Part I of this two-part article examined the rural health care delivery system within the framework of availability, accessibility, and acceptability of services. Traditional rural values were explored in relation to ruralities' health care-seeking behaviors, specifically mental health care. Part II highlights the opportunities and challenges of rural(More)
INTRODUCTION Nursing shortages continue globally and are especially critical in rural and remote communities. Attracting nurses to work in less populated regions presents challenges that differ from those in urban areas. METHODS This pilot study focused on self-identified factors of nursing students who expressed an interest in rural practice(More)
Advanced practice registered nurses, and clinical nurse specialists in particular, play a critical role in creating an institutional research culture and developing nurses' knowledge about the research process, implementing evidence-based care, and participating in continuous quality improvement initiatives. This article focuses on creating nursing research(More)
African Americans over 65 represent 3.5 of the 35.6 million Americans. Morbidity and mortality rates are highest among this group; associated with lack of resources and awareness of health problems. But health needs are the same at end of life, yet care is less than optimal. African Americans are less likely to have advance directives nonetheless desire(More)
Purchasing a mobile unit to deliver health-care services can be an expensive undertaking for anyone interested in pursuing this option. Yet, little information is found in the literature on planning or designing such vehicles. A set of guidelines could help administrators to make better decisions regarding this approach for delivering healthcare. This(More)
Many nursing conferences include research reports in the form of oral reports, symposia discussions, and poster presentations. To assist faculty, students, and clinicians in the systematic preparation and critique of poster presentations, the author discusses her 30-item research-poster appraisal tool (R-PAT). The tool assists nurses in preparing nursing(More)
Distance learning refers to any educational experience in which the instructor (teacher) is separated from the student (learner) by geographic distance. Partnerships are being established between institutions of higher education and healthcare organizations to achieve a mutual goal, that of educating employees to work in a rapidly changing workplace(More)
The rapid growth of managed care in this country has contributed to major and ongoing changes that affect how consumers receive care and how providers deliver it. No longer are the terms managed care and capitation limited to the vernacular of policy developers and fiduciary entities. Consumers quickly are becoming informed, and this is leading to greater(More)