Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 2, February

A Health Literacy Model for Limited English Speaking Populations: Sources, Context, Process, and Outcomes
AbstractHealth literacy is critical to effective communication between individuals and their health care providers. However there is little consistency in conceptualization and measure of health literacy. The objective of this review is to examine existing...
An Experimental Study on the Effectiveness of a Mutual Support Group for Family Caregivers of a Relative with Dementia in Mainland China
AbstractWhen caring for an older relative with dementia, family members experience considerable distress and burden. Literature reviews show that supportive group interventions for these caregivers have significant positive effects on improving their...
An Overview of Quality Care of People with Complex Health Needs
In recent years, high percentages of health care expenditures have been associated with a relatively small proportion of the population - people with complex health care needs. Most clients in this high-cost group are those with multiple chronic illness...
A Nurse-Led, Needs-Based Psycho-Education Intervention for Chinese Patients with Fi Rst-Onset Mental Illness
AbstractBackground: To shorten the waiting time for psychiatric treatment, nurse-led services may help in the first-line mental health consultation and interventions for patients with recent first onset of mental illness. Aims: The study evaluated the...
Breaking the Silence of Eating Disorders with the Hope of an Online Self-Help Programme
AbstractEating disorders are a serious debilitating health problem, causing impairments in physical and psychosocial functioning and significantly affecting sufferers' quality of life. New technologies are being developed to meet the diverse treatment...
Chronic Condition Self-Management: Working in Partnership toward Appropriate Models for Age and Culturally Diverse Clients
AbstractChronic conditions place a significant burden on the Australian health care system, and this burden continues to increase. This literature review examines the concepts of chronic illness and chronic condition self-management (CCSM), particularly...
Creating Connections: Strategies to Improve Adolescent Boys' Access and Engagement with School-Based Health Services
AbstractThe aim of this grounded theory study was to investigate strategies used by school-based nurses to promote adolescent boys' access to and engagement with school-based health services. Interviews were conducted with 10 school nurses in South-East...
Evaluating a Complex Intervention: A Process Evaluation of a Psycho-Education Program for Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Radiotherapy
AbstractThis study was to examine the integrity of intervention delivery and identify precursory factors contributing to successful delivery and the effectiveness of a psycho-educational intervention comprising progressive muscle relaxation and health...
Self-Management Programs Based on the Social Cognitive Theory for Koreans with Chronic Disease: A Systematic Review
AbstractSelf-management programs based on social cognitive theory are useful to improve health care outcomes for patients with chronic diseases in Western culture. The purpose of this review is to identify and synthesize published research on the theory...
Strategies to Surmount the Potential Barriers to Providing Anti-Discriminatory Care in Irish Healthcare Settings
AbstractAim: This article aims to explore some of the potential Irish specific barriers to providing anti-discriminatory care to non- Irish nationals in health and social care settings and considers strategies to overcome them. Background: There has...
The Complexity Conundrum: Nursing Interventions for Complex Health Problems
INTRODUCTIONWhat is nursing if not complex? Nurses and nursing exist and operate not in isolation but in complex contexts and as complex parts of complex health care systems. Both are focused on caring for patients or clients with complex health problems,...
The Psychological Effects of a Videotape Educational Intervention on Cardiac Catheterization Patients
AbstractCoronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the leading causes of death and morbidity worldwide, and cardiac catheterization plays an essential role in its diagnostic evaluation. This quasi-experimental study examined the effectiveness of an educational...
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) Self Management in Hospital; Is It Possible? A Literature Review
AbstractAim: To review research evidence on the adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM)'s ability to continue self management in the hospital setting. Background: A person with T1DM requires a daily management routine to control glycaemia levels...
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