Cultura del cuidado 2019-11-22T02:43:28+00:00 Andrea Buitrago Malaver Open Journal Systems <p>La revista Cultura del Cuidado Enfermería, de la Facultad de Enfermería, plantea como visión, ser, en la primera década del Siglo XXI un prestigioso medio de difusión de la cultura investigativa y comunicativa que posicione la identidad profesional, la excelencia académica y el espíritu investigativo con el apoyo y compromiso de la comunidad académica. La Revista Cultura del Cuidado, como medio de difusión, tiene como Misión ser un espacio abierto al pensamiento y a la crítica, respetuoso de la diversidad y generador de conocimiento que espera llegar a las comunidades académicas e instituciones afines a la salud de la región y el país, con publicaciones producto de la actividad académica alrededor del cuidado, en condiciones de máxima calidad, confiabilidad, consistencia, veracidad y actualidad</p> <p><strong>Indexada en :&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="/public/site/images/portalderevistas/dialnet1.png" width="140" height="28"></a></strong></p> Editorial 2019-04-02T00:03:23+00:00 autor unilibre <p>Nurse practitioners (NP) are healthcare professionals educated and trained to provide health promotion and maintenance through the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and chronic conditions. According to the International Council of Nurses, an advanced practice registered nurse is “a registered nurse who has acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context and/or country in which s/he is credentialed to practice. NPs complete advanced education (a minimum of a master’s degree) beyond basic education and licensing required of all registered nurses. The advanced education includes advanced physical assessment, diagnosis, interpretation of diagnostic tests, management of common medical conditions, including chronic illnesses and pharmacological therapies. NPs serve as primary care providers and they perform a broad range of healthcare services</p> 2018-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Importance of a Nursing Theoretical Framework for Nursing Practice: Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings and Barrett’s Theory of Knowing Participation in Change as Exemplars 2019-11-22T02:43:28+00:00 Violet Malinski <p>Martha E. Rogers (1970, 1990, 1992) was one of the first to maintain that nursing is both a science and an art, a learned profession based on an organized body of nursing-specific knowledge. Indeed, as early as 1963, she wrote, “Instruction in the theoretical basis of nursing practice is the hard core of baccalaureate education in nursing…professional nursing services cannot be provided unless the theoretical base is present” (1963, p. 61). Rogers saw the unique focus of nursing as irreducible human beings and environment, both identified as energy fields, with the purpose of nursing as promoting well-being and health throughout the life process, including dying. Nurses help people participate knowingly in the life process, actualizing potentials deemed commensurate with personal wellbeing. Together, nurses and clients participate mutually and knowledgeably to optimize potentials. Building on these assumptions, Elizabeth E. A. M. Barrett (1988, 2010, 2015) derived her theory of power as knowing participation in change and a tool to measure it while working with Rogers as a student in the doctoral program at New York University. The author provides a brief overview of both Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings and Barrett’s theory of power as knowing participation in change and discusses their relevance to practice.</p> 2018-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Nurse Practitioner Role in United States of America within Transitional Care and Care Coordination Models 2019-11-22T02:43:23+00:00 Ana Mola <p>coordination models which have been operationalized within targeted populations that have<br>fiscally reduced healthcare costs in the USA. A context of future globalization application of<br>these emerging models will be discussed.<br>Background The USA healthcare is complicated and the need for care coordination across<br>systems and providers is essential to maintain quality of care. NPs are ideally positioned to act<br>as leaders and clinicians both within and beyond the health care organization to deliver patient<br>centric transitional care and care coordination models in the heart failure, geriatrics, palliative<br>care and mental health populations.<br>Evaluation From the available research evidence, several support structures and mechanisms<br>are identified as enablers for NPs to enact their leadership role in transitional care and care<br>coordination models.</p> 2018-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The role of the nurse practitioner and childhood Obesity 2019-11-22T02:43:17+00:00 Joan Buckley Judith Bennett-Murray <p>To remove barriers that prevent nurses from leading, changing and advancing health care, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) launched an initiative in 2008 that would transform the nursing profession. In 2010, the appointed RWJF Committee on the Future of Nursing, made the recommendation at the IOM, that nurses practice to the full extent of their education and training; not for the purpose of saving money, but to be a part of the transformation of a seamless, quality healthcare delivery system that improves health outcomes (The future of nursing: the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issues report, 2010; Russell-Babin, Wurmser, 2016). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (2011 - 2014) reported that in the United States, more than one-third of adults and 17% of children between the ages of two and nineteen are obese (Ogden, Carroll, Kit, &amp; Flegal, 2014). These epidemic numbers are of great concern worldwide when the long-term effects of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and cancer will have the potential to overwhelm healthcare systems (Bergman, Stefanovski, Buchanan, Sumner, Reynolds, Sebring, Xiang, &amp; Watanabe, 2011). The Nurse Practitioner will transform healthcare and the effects of co-morbidities, such as obesity on the nation’s population (RussellBabin, Wurmser, 2016).</p> 2018-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Caring in the Nurse-Patient Relationship through the Caritas Lens: An Integrative Review 2019-11-22T02:43:11+00:00 Corinne A. Settecase-W Martha V. Whetsel <p>This integrative review of the literature is an exploration of current research on the phenomenon of caring in the nurse-patient relationship. A literature search was conducted using CINAHL, Google Scholar, EBSCO, MEDLINE, Ovid Nursing, ProQuest Nursing, SAGE journals online, and ScienceDirect. Data analysis was performed using Watson’s 10 Caritas Processes as a descriptive, categorical framework. Narrative summary was used to report findings. Results show emergence of complex concepts. Incongruence was found between nurses’ and patients’ perceptions. Further research is needed to generate more knowledge regarding the phenomenon of caring in the nurse-patient relationship</p> 2018-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Human Suffering 2019-11-22T02:43:06+00:00 Teodora Duarte Quilao <p>Abstract Introduction: Suffering is a universal multifaceted phenomenon hard to define and often connected to pain. Suffering is not a homogeneous concept. Instead, suffering is a diffused term that includes innumerable ways of dealing with depression, pain, loss, and adversity. Suffering is described as a response or behavior recognized by introspection or observation of the behavior of the person and his/her environment. Objective: The purpose of this article is to describe the role of the advanced nurse practitioners when dealing with the construct of suffering and to present a review of literature related to the human suffering experience. Methods: The CINAHL Complete, PubMed, One Search, MEDLINE, PsychInfo, ProQuest Dissertation and Theses Global databases were search using the keywords suffering, experiences, meanings and perceptions of suffering. Search limits included peer-reviewed articles published in the English language from 1980 to 2016. Results: A total of nine qualitative and five quantitative studies were reviewed. Three major themes were identified: the dimensions of suffering (physical, psychological, social, existential and ethical), enduring suffering and measuring human suffering, and perceiving another’s suffering by using reliable and valid instruments.</p> 2018-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sexual health assessments in primary care 2019-11-22T02:43:00+00:00 Madeleine Lloyd <p>Sexual and reproductive health is a global health, development, and human rights priority. In addition, universal access to sexual and reproductive health is essential. Unfortunately, many nurses feel uncomfortable talking to their patients about sexual health. The purpose of this qualitative study is to illuminate the lived experiences of family nurse practitioners in primary health care when performing sexual health assessments on their adult clients. Using van Manen’s interpretive phenomenological approach, ten interviews were transcribed and analyzed. Understanding the lived experience of these female FNPs, illuminated some of the common experiences when performing a sexual health assessment on their adult clients. Three themes were identified: self-concept, presence, and prudence. There are global nursing implications from understanding these experiences on nursing education, practice, and research.</p> 2018-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##