Barbara L. Wilson

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BACKGROUND Maternal psychosocial factors contribute to adverse pregnancy outcome, but very few studies have assessed associations of duration and experiences of stress, depression, and intimate partner violence (IPV) with maternal and newborn outcomes. OBJECTIVES It was hypothesized that duration and level of maternal stress, depression, and IPV would(More)
The phenomenon of bullying or peer incivility in nursing is not new or confined to nurses. Behaviors consistent with horizontal hostility (HH) range from overt behavioral manifestations such as infighting among nurses; sabotage (where pertinent information is intentionally withheld); passive-aggressive behavior; eye rolling in response to a question; or(More)
PURPOSE Many labor nurses routinely include continuous urinary catheterization (CC) as part of their standard care for women who receive intrapartum epidural anesthesia, to prevent urinary retention, thought to delay fetal descent. Recent studies question use of CCs during labor, as they may predispose patients to urinary tract infections (UTIs), even(More)
When care providers support their personal worth, use caring communication, facilitate consumer participation in decision making, seek optimal outcomes, and know the patient holistically, female patients feel that their dignity is respected. We compare women's expectations for dignified care in contemporary society with the expectations of women 40 years(More)
Because timely and efficient responses of nurses are paramount to patient survival in cardiac and respiratory codes, it is crucial to determine best methods of training nursing personnel to respond effectively to code situations. Human factors engineering (HFE) is a relatively new approach in health care that attempts to understand human vulnerabilities(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the perceived level of horizontal hostility (HH) in a 220-bed acute care community hospital and whether the threat of or experience with HH influenced nurse behaviors directly related to patient safety. BACKGROUND While the acknowledgement and presence of HH in nursing are gaining prominence, little(More)
As the literature on implementation research continues to expand, it's important to address the unique aspects and challenges of research dissemination and implementation in maternal/child health settings. This article describes a nurse-initiated evidence-based practice (EBP) study on urinary catheterization at a labor and delivery unit in the southwestern(More)
AIM To explore generational differences in job satisfaction. BACKGROUND Effective retention strategies are required to mitigate the international nursing shortage. Job satisfaction, a strong and consistent predictor of retention, may differ across generations. Understanding job satisfaction generational differences may lead to increasing clarity about(More)
The purpose of this study was to create a system-wide education program in a large academic medical center to increase exposure and understanding of the evidence-based practice (EBP) process with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals. We also hoped to increase their confidence in utilizing and implementing EBP at the bedside. Although our approach to(More)
BACKGROUND The gender pay gap in the United States is an ongoing issue, affecting women in nearly all occupations. Jobs traditionally associated with men tend to pay better than traditionally female-dominated jobs, and there is evidence to suggest within-occupation gender pay differences as well. PURPOSE We compared and contrasted gender wage disparities(More)