C P Ceronsky

Learn More
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore whether healthcare professionals influence the level of hope in patients with cancer and, if so, how they influence their hope. DESIGN Descriptive, qualitative design. SETTING An adult hematology/oncology unit in the upper midwestern United States. SAMPLE Thirty-two men and women receiving active or supportive treatment(More)
Today's critical care environment is increasingly complex due to technological advancements, greater intensity of interventions, and a myriad of healthcare providers. Critically ill patients and their families can feel overwhelmed with the stress of the environment in addition to the acute illness. This stress affects the patients' and families' ability to(More)
Because of diagnosis related groups (DRGs), remaining financially solvent while being true to its mission is a bigger challenge than ever for the Catholic health facility. Tough decisions and judgments must be made, some of them unfamiliar. When does cost cutting compromise adequate care? Will Catholic hospitals be able to care for the "unprofitable"(More)
The gap between preservice preparation of nurses for critical-care work and employers' expectations is a crucial factor in providing safe care in special-care units. In this study of senior nursing students from 32 Midwestern schools of nursing, it was found that about 75 per cent of the students had had some experience in critical care, with a mean of 46(More)
Recognizing changes are coming to the healthcare delivery system, pastoral care departments are developing a new vision of spiritual care. As they educate and hire staff, many directors are finding that alternative staffing approaches can help them make the transition. Flexible schedules for pastoral care professionals improve the care they deliver and(More)
  • 1