Judith M Lynch-Sauer

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Sense of belonging is a concept that has not been researched in psychiatric nursing practice. Using a concept-analysis strategy proposed by Walker and Avant, the authors present a detailed description of the concept that evolved from a series of inductive and deductive strategies. Sense of belonging is defined as the experience of personal involvement in a(More)
Although heart failure (HF) is equally prevalent in men and women, women with HF are more likely to report decreased quality of life and are more likely to die of the disease compared with men. Moreover, HF has been studied less extensively in women and no study has specifically addressed women with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III HF using a(More)
To prepare for improving the delivery of cessation services in a primarily psychiatric Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital, the investigators surveyed (n = 150) and interviewed (n = 8) clinical and nonclinical staff to determine staff's characteristics associated with attitudes about providing cessation services and to seek suggestions about what would be(More)
Little is known about Millennial nursing students' attitudes toward computer games and new media in nursing education and whether these attitudes differ between undergraduates and graduates. This study elicited nursing students' experience with computer games and new media, their attitudes toward various instructional styles and methods, and the role of(More)
Caretakers are at risk both physically and emotionally, and in the case of dementia, it is not the characteristics of the illness but rather the caregiving context that predicts caregiving function. An understanding of the caregiver's subjective perceptions are necessary for caregiver well-being. The core themes expressed include the unending attempt to put(More)
Theory of human relatedness addresses a pervasive human concern, establishing and maintaining relatedness to others, objects, environments, society and self. This theory, derived from a series of inductive and deductive strategies, views relatedness as a functional, behavioral system rooted in early attachment behaviors. Individuals move through different(More)
The results reported in this article are from a larger, mixed-methods study of the factors influencing the preparedness of adult daughters for taking care of elderly parents. This article focuses on findings surfacing in unstructured interviews with daughters revealing an area of caregiving not addressed in survey items, that of daughters' emotional(More)
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