Mally Ehrenfeld

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TOPIC Application of concept mapping as a tool in nursing education. PURPOSE To highlight the use of concept mapping as a method for advanced learning in nursing education. SOURCES OF INFORMATION Literature from nursing and general education, instructor and student experiences, and opinions from using concept maps as a method of teaching/learning. (More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of participation in a psycho-educational program on women's attitudes toward menopause, the perceived severity of their symptoms, and the association between the two. DESIGN Quasi-experimental. Data were gathered at baseline and 3 months after termination of the program. SETTING Two health maintenance organization(More)
BACKGROUND Previous research has focused on physician's perspectives of end-of-life (EOL) decision making as well as patient and family EOL decision making. There is a lack of research pertaining to the EOL treatment preferences of nurses and especially nurses working in a variety of care settings. AIM The aim of this study was to compare nurses' EOL(More)
METHODS The attrition of students in the undergraduate nursing program was evaluated. The value of the admission interview and its preferred nature were assessed by questionnaires filled by candidates and faculty. FINDINGS It was found that although interviewing was only partially effective in screening potential drop-outs, including those who left the(More)
THE PROBLEM In most of the industrialized world, a childhood obesity epidemic is evident, with the numbers rising each year. PURPOSE To discuss the current literature in relation to childhood obesity and to provide health practitioners, especially nurses, with the fundamental knowledge that is imperative in the recognition of children who are at risk and(More)
The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of different stressors on various domains of quality of life (QOL) in cancer patients. The study focused on testing a model describing interrelations between two kinds of stress antecedents, two mediating variables--perceived stress and self-efficacy--and QOL. The participants were 60 cancer patients of(More)
The subject of sexuality among elderly patients with dementia was examined, focusing on two main aspects: the sexual behaviour of institutionalized elderly people with dementia; and the reactions of other patients, staff and family members to this behaviour. The behaviour was found to be mostly heterosexual and ranged from love and caring to romance and(More)
This study endeavoured to clarify the ethical dilemmas concerning sexuality encountered by nurses caring for elderly patients suffering from dementia, and to assist the decision-making process of the nurses and staff who handle dilemmas of this nature. Many of the staff in geriatric institutions report difficulties, confusion, embarrassment and helplessness(More)
BACKGROUND Nursing has dealt with sexual harassment long before the term was coined during the 1970s. The current study investigated sexual harassment of nurses and nursing students in Israel following new legislation against sexual harassment in the workplace. METHODS A self-report questionnaire was administered to 281 nurses and 206 nursing students(More)
Registered nurses' perceptions of research activities were examined and compared to those of academic nursing students at Tel-Aviv University in a previous paper. The study concentrated on attitudes, role perception, ability and intention to perform those activities in the future. The research activities were: 'read research', 'encourage colleagues to read(More)