Ozen Kulakaç

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The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS of nursing students in Turkey. HIV/AIDS has become one of the most serious health problems in the world. It is important to understand nursing students' knowledge and attitudes towards people living with HIV (PLHIV) because the educational preparation of nurses has been known(More)
This phenomenological study describes nursing and midwifery students' experiences with and perceptions of verbal abuse in clinical settings in Turkey. Purposive sampling and, within this technique, typical case sampling were used to capture the students' most typical experiences of verbal abuse. Four categories with 10 themes describing verbal abuse(More)
BACKGROUND The literature indicates few studies on kidney patients' perception of the donor kidney. In light of this fact, we decided to explore this issue with adult patients. METHODS We carried out a phenomenological study with 40 adult kidney patients. RESULTS In this study, three main themes became apparent: the savior, gratitude, and feelings of(More)
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore and document the motivational factors, supports, and barriers to choosing nursing and to explore the nursing and caring images of male nursing students. The unique context for this study was the merging of the community health officer and nursing curricula, which suddenly brought men enrolled in the(More)
AIM This study is a report of an investigation of the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Menstrual Attitude Questionnaire. BACKGROUND Cultural, social and family environments influence women's beliefs about and attitudes towards menstruation. Awareness of these beliefs and/or attitudes and their cultural origins is necessary to(More)
OBJECTIVES The main purpose of the study was to identify the changes employed mothers of infants aged 0-24 months made in their nutrition with the aim of increasing their milk production and extending their breastfeeding period. METHODS The 135 full-time employed mothers enrolled in this study came to the Well-Child Clinic at Akdeniz University Hospital.(More)
BACKGROUND In 2007, reforms by the Turkish government forced a rapid integration of male nursing students into previously all-female schools. The minimal amount of time for faculty preparation, little guidance from nursing leaders and the extant literature, and a societal context of patriarchy created unique challenges for faculty. OBJECTIVE The purpose(More)
Family caregivers play a key role in meeting care needs of cancer patients. The aim of this review was to systematically examine life experiences of family caregivers of women with gynaecological cancer. A mixed-methods systematic review based on a retrospective review of the research on the topic was conducted. The review was limited to articles in English(More)
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