Susan G Hopkinson

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The purpose of this state-of-the-science review was to examine empirical evidence from studies of interruptions conducted in acute care nurses' work environments. A total of 791 articles published from 2001 through 2011 were reviewed; 31 met the criteria to be included in the sample. Despite sustained multinational and multidisciplinary attention to(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare working conditions (ie, schedule, job demands, and practice environment) of nurses working in American Nurses Credentialing Center-designated Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals. BACKGROUND Although nurse retention has been reported as more favorable among Magnet hospitals, controversy still exists on whether Magnet hospitals have better(More)
PURPOSE To develop and test a questionnaire to assess quality of vision in pseudophakic patients. METHODS The problems with existing health measurement scales and the need for a new questionnaire are first discussed. Development of the new questionnaire from concept to completion is presented and all stages discussed. The questionnaire is then tested for(More)
BACKGROUND Dysphoric milk ejection reflex (D-MER) is characterized by an abrupt dysphoria, or undesirable feeling that occurs with the MER and continues for no more than a few minutes. After milk ejection, the dysphoria vanishes. CASE SERIES This case series provides a report of three women who have experienced D-MER. All three women described the sudden(More)
PURPOSE In June 2012, a team of nurses at the Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center was tasked to generate an evidence-based practice recommendation for patients experiencing chronic low back pain (CLBP). METHODOLOGY Based on 14 articles, the evidence (a) validated the use of therapeutic stretching for control of CLBP, (b) identified specific(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To understand the occurrence of interruptions within the culture of the medical nursing unit work environment. BACKGROUND Interruptions may lead to errors in nursing work. Little is known about how the culture of the nursing work environment contributes to interruptions. DESIGN A micro-focused ethnographic study was conducted. (More)
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