Profiles in Dignity Perspectives on Nursing and Critically Ill Older Adults
- Caring Relationship in an Out-Patient Clinic: Balancing Between Vulnerability and Dignity. Berg, Linda; Berntsson, Leeni; Danielson, Ella // International Journal for Human Caring;2006, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p23
Studies regarding the caring relationship in out-patient clinics are few. The aim was to illuminate the caring relationship's appearance in encounters between patients with long-term illness and nurses in an out-patient clinic, and their experiences of this phenomenon. An interpretive...
- Starting out: STUDENT EXPERIENCES IN THE REAL WORLD OF NURSING. AN AWKWARD TALK ABOUT PREGNANCY KEPT ME FROM BEING JUDGEMENTAL. Watson, Lucy // Nursing Standard;4/23/2014, Vol. 28 Issue 34, p29
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of caring for a 17 year old girl who was experiencing an incomplete miscarriage during a nursing placement and of learning about the importance of not judging patients as a result.
- A remembrance for the children. Hamilton, Karen // RN;May2004, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p43
Details the story of a nurse who attended a mother involved in a car accident that left her brain dead. Information about the patient's life revealed by the family; Steps taken by the nurse to help the patient's children deal with what happened to their mother; Lessons learned by the nurse from...
- Private moments. Hall, Melanie // Nursing Standard;11/10/2004, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p27
Focuses on the learning of the author, who is a staff nurse in Great Britain, in conducting sensitive patient interviews after reading a continuing professional development article. Reduction of the embarrassment felt by patients by the humor of the group's discussion; Significance of the...
- Keeping secrets: confidentiality and the community nurse. Griffith, Richard // British Journal of Community Nursing;April2004, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p168
Describes the dilemma faced by a community nurse regarding the professional requirement of confidentiality. Duty of the nurse not to voluntarily disclose information gained in a professional capacity to a third party; Three elements needed for a legal obligation of confidence to arise;...
- Making room for tenderness. Cowin, Gerardine "Ged" // Australian Nursing Journal;Feb2005, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p52
Focuses on the emotional space between nurses and patients. Explanations on the attitude of nurses towards patients; Definition of the emotional space concept; Influence of emotional space on clinical supervision.
- "But I'm not a psych nurse!". Stanley Hermanns, Melinda; Russell-Broaddus, Carol Ann // RN;Dec2006, Vol. 69 Issue 12, p28
The article stresses the important for nurses to know some basics of psychiatric nursing when caring for patients with mental disorders. Nurses should know how to determine whether the patient's psychotic symptoms are caused by a mental or physical problem or both. It is very important for...
- Play the role of "stranger.". // Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services;May2005, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p4
The article discusses the importance of the role of stranger played by nurses during their initial meeting with patients. The role of stranger demands that nurses demonstrate respect, courtesy, and positive interest in their patients.
- Beware of the spies in disguise. Bates, Jane // Nursing Standard;6/1/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 38, p30
Recounts a nurse's experience of dealing with a patient who displayed an obsession with his condition. Ways of dealing with an obsessive patient; Manner by which the nurse appeased the patient's feelings: Importance of people-skills in the nursing profession.