Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 2, 2012

A Health Literacy Model for Limited English Speaking Populations: Sources, Context, Process, and Outcomes
INTRODUCTIONHealth literacy is fundamental to communication between individuals and their health care providers. With advances in information and communication technologies, the way in which health information is created and conveyed directly affects...
An Experimental Study on the Effectiveness of a Mutual Support Group for Family Caregivers of a Relative with Dementia in Mainland China
INTRODUCTIONIn developed countries, the prevalence rates of dementia are estimated to increase from 2% in persons aged 65-75 years to more than 30% in those aged 85 and older (Chien, 2005; Cummings et al., 2002). In 2009, the prevalence rate of dementia...
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
INTRODUCTIONPeople with mental health problems often present to mental health care many months or years after the onset of symptoms. There appears to be a significant negative relationship between the duration of untreated mental illness and its outcome...
Breaking the Silence of Eating Disorders with the Hope of an Online Self-Help Programme
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUNDEating disorders are a global health problem. Female adolescents and young women are most at risk of developing these conditions, characterised by significant disturbances in eating habits or weight-control behaviour resulting...
Chronic Condition Self-Management: Working in Partnership toward Appropriate Models for Age and Culturally Diverse Clients
INTRODUCTIONIt is estimated that just over 70 per cent of Australians have a chronic condition and this is likely to increase 10 per cent by 2020 (Jordan & Osborne, 2007). Comparing this group to people without a chronic condition they place a greater...
Creating Connections: Strategies to Improve Adolescent Boys' Access and Engagement with School-Based Health Services
INTRODUCTIONAdolescents, particularly boys, commonly engage in risk-taking behaviors that may compromise their short- and long-term health and wellbeing. They face issues such as substance use, sexual behaviors, eating disorders, delinquency, violence,...
Evaluating a Complex Intervention: A Process Evaluation of a Psycho-Education Program for Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Radiotherapy
INTRODUCTIONPsycho-educational interventions (PEIs) are considered to be complex interventions since they are made up of several components and involve the active participation of patients and interveners (Campbell et al., 2000). It is not easy to define...
Self-Management Programs Based on the Social Cognitive Theory for Koreans with Chronic Disease: A Systematic Review
INTRODUCTIONAlthough there have been various treatments and interventions developed for chronic diseases, the incidences and demands for healthcare services of chronic diseases have increased worldwide (Korea Ministry for Health Welfare and Family Affairs,...
Strategies to Surmount the Potential Barriers to Providing Anti-Discriminatory Care in Irish Healthcare Settings
INTRODUCTIONGlobal migration is a phenomenon that affects every country (United Nations, 2009) and it brings with it both challenges and a wide range of benefits for sending and receiving countries. Some of the challenges for host countries include adapting...
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
INTRODUCTIONCoronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of high morbidity and mortality worldwide (Lloyd-Jones et al., 2010). In 2010, CAD accounted for 6630 deaths (15.5% of all deaths) in Hong Kong (Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong, 2010)....
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) Self Management in Hospital; Is It Possible? A Literature Review
INTRODUCTIONType 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic condition for which there is currently no cure. T1DM is an autoimmune disorder that destroys the pancreas cells ability to produce insulin leading to high plasma glucose levels (Drury & Gatling,...
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