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Nurses' perceptions of their self-confidence and the benefits and risks of family presence during resuscitation.
BACKGROUND Debate continues among nurses about the advantages and disadvantages of family presence during resuscitation. Knowledge development about such family presence is constrained by the lack ofExpand
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Faculty perceptions of critical thinking in student clinical experiences.
Critical thinking is an essential skill for nurses who practice in complex health care systems. This study explored nursing faculty members' perceptions of teaching critical thinking to baccalaureateExpand
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Being there: inpatients' perceptions of family presence during resuscitation and invasive cardiac procedures.
BACKGROUND Although patients' families want to be invited to the bedside of hospitalized loved ones during crisis events, little is known about patients' perceptions of family presence. OBJECTIVEExpand
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Family coping during critical illness.
  • R. Twibell
  • Medicine
  • Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN
  • 1 March 1998
While some family members of critically ill patients effectively manage the stress of critical illness, others invoke coping responses that are ineffective and hinder patients' recovery. CriticalExpand
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Outcomes of a Transcultural Nursing Immersion Experience: Confirmation of a Dimensional Matrix
  • M. Ryan, R. Twibell
  • Medicine
  • Journal of transcultural nursing : official…
  • 1 January 2002
Schools of nursing are positioned to increase cultural awareness for students and potentially change practice. Dimensions of culturally focused field experiences were investigated to determine theExpand
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Perceptions Related to Falls and Fall Prevention Among Hospitalized Adults.
BACKGROUND Prevention of falls during hospitalization depends in part on the behaviors of alert patients to prevent falls. Research on acutely ill patients' intentions to behave in ways that helpExpand
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The effect of sensory stimulation activities on the psychological well being of patients with advanced Alzheimer's disease
The authors investigated the effects of sensory stimulation activities on the psychological well being of 15 persons institutionalized with advanced Alzheimer's disease. A recently developedExpand
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Subjective perceptions and physiological variables during weaning from mechanical ventilation.
BACKGROUND As costs related to mechanical ventilation increase, clear indicators of patients' readiness to be weaned are needed. Research has not yet yielded a consensus on physiological variablesExpand
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Spiritual and Coping Needs of Critically III Patients: Validation of Nursing Diagnoses
Although testing of physiologic nursing diagnoses has occurred, critical care nurses have not validated the defining characteristics of the diagnoses, Spiritual Distress and Ineffective IndividualExpand
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