Pauline C Beecroft

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There’s a story about witty and well-cultivated cousins Sylvia and Frederic. While attending a performance of Handel’s Messiah, they listened to one of the well-known sections of the oratorio from the prophet Isaiah: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way.” In the custom of Baroque vocal works, the phrases are repeated(More)
AIM This paper reports data from an evaluation study to determine whether new graduate nurses: (1) were satisfactorily matched with mentors; (2) received guidance and support; (3) attained socialization into the nursing profession; (4) benefited from having a role model for acquisition of professional behaviours; (5) maintained contact with mentors; and (6)(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to determine the relationship of new nurse turnover intent with individual characteristics, work environment variables and organizational factors and to compare new nurse turnover with actual turnover in the 18 months of employment following completion of a residency. BACKGROUND Because of their influence on patient(More)
The authors describe development of an evidence-based new graduate nurse curriculum that is derived from (1) the duties and tasks that registered nurses actually perform in the clinical setting, (2) Benner's novice-to-expert framework, and (3) group interview information from major nursing stakeholders. In addition, the research-based infrastructure and(More)
BACKGROUND Children with cancer experience pain related to the disease process, the treatment, and the associated procedures. For children with leukemia, the pain experienced after diagnosis has received scant attention. OBJECTIVE To examine the pain experience, management strategies, and outcomes during the first year after the diagnosis of acute(More)
Faced with a threatened shortage of highly skilled, acute care pediatric nurses, an RN Internship in Pediatrics program for new graduates was brought from vision to reality. Goals of the program were to: 1) facilitate transition of the new graduate nurse to professional registered nurse (RN); 2) prepare a beginning level staff nurse who is confident and who(More)
Current practice for irrigation of peripheral intravenous (IV) locks in children was determined from responses to a questionnaire sent to selected children's hospitals nationwide. Although considerable variation in practice exists, the most common practice is to irrigate peripheral IV locks with 1 milliliter (ml) of a solution containing 10 units of heparin(More)
In acute care facilities, the orientation period for new graduates has been lengthened to ensure that the new nurse can confidently care for patients. The resulting extension of precepted time places preceptors at a high risk for burnout. To address this issue, team preceptorships during a nurse residency program were implemented as an alternative to a(More)