Rafael Montoya-Juárez

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BACKGROUND Suffering is not only characterized by the feeling of being threatened, but also by the feeling of impotence to deal with such a threat. Literature identifies a terminal illness as a period during which several experiences implying an intense suffering are endured, but little attention has been paid to the psychological responses when reacting to(More)
PURPOSE Suffering is a complex multifaceted phenomenon, which has received limited attention in relation to children with terminal illness. As part of a wider study we interviewed parents of children with terminal illness to elicit their perspectives on suffering, in order to provide initial understanding from which to develop observational indicators and(More)
BACKGROUND Subjective aspects such as personal growth and the development of their potential are relevant for the perception of wellbeing of older adults. These dimensions appear to be connected with meaningful group participation. AIM To assess the perception of psychological wellbeing of older adults in a Chilean region and determine its association(More)
AIM To identify the facilitators and barriers experienced by professional related to end of life care in nursing homes. DESIGN Descriptive qualitative research with phenomenological orientation, through content analysis. PLACEMENT Nursing Homes at Primary Care District in Granada (Spain). PARTICIPANTS Fifteen clinical professionals with, at least 6(More)
Quality end-of-life care is a central issue in nursing homes, requiring the assessment of individual and family needs by health professionals. Although previous instruments have been developed, they usually rely on family reports and have been adapted from other clinical contexts (hospital or primary care). It is important to consider how health care(More)
Situation diagnosis using exploratory and descriptive scientific methodology (participant observation with descriptive statistical treatment) in order to identify nursing' practices in the area of health promotion during a nursing child health consultation. The 31 consultations observed (n = 31) showed that the majority of observations occurred in children(More)
BACKGROUND Many 'routine' interventions performed in hospital rooms have repercussions for the comfort of the patient, and the decision to perform them should depend on whether the patient is identified as in a terminal phase. The aim of this study is to analyse the health interventions performed and decisions made in the last days of life in patients with(More)
PURPOSE The level of cultural self-efficacy indicates the degree of confidence nursing professionals possess for their ability to provide culturally competent care. Cultural adaptation and validation of the Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale was performed for nursing professionals in Colombia. DESIGN A scale validation study was conducted. METHOD Cultural(More)
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