Laurie A Badzek

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The purpose of this study was to determine what percentage of elderly patients (age 65 years and older) nephrology nurses (NN) believe should not be dialyzed and to identify NN percep tions and concerns about the inappropriate use of dialysis for these patients. The design was descriptive using a cross-sectional survey instrument. Data was collected in 1996(More)
AIM Genomics has the potential to improve personalized healthcare. Nurses are vital to the utilization of genomics in practice. This study assessed nursing attitudes, receptivity, confidence, competency, knowledge and practice in genomics to inform education efforts. MATERIALS & METHODS Cross-sectional study of registered nurses who completed an online(More)
Although withdrawal from dialysis is relatively common among dialysis patients, little is known about the patients' consideration of withdrawal during advance care planning. We studied a stratified random sample of 400 hemodialysis patients in two geographic areas (all six dialysis units within 75 miles of Morgantown, WV, and all nine dialysis units in(More)
PURPOSE Genomics is increasingly relevant to health care, necessitating support for nurses to incorporate genomic competencies into practice. The primary aim of this project was to develop, implement, and evaluate a year-long genomic education intervention that trained, supported, and supervised institutional administrator and educator champion dyads to(More)
As science advances, new competencies must be integrated into nursing practice to ensure the provision of safe, responsible, and accountable care. This article utilizes a model for integrating a new complex competency into nursing practice, using genomics as the exemplar competency. Nurses working at 23 Magnet® Recognition Program hospitals participated in(More)
PURPOSE The rapid continuous feed of new information from scientific discoveries related to the human genome makes translation and incorporation of information into the clinical setting difficult and creates ethical, legal, and social challenges for providers. This article overviews some of the legal and ethical foundations that guide our response to(More)