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Exploration of factors influencing the quality of care and subsequent outcomes of residents in nursing home settings is crucial as the older population continues to grow exponentially. A conceptual model of attractiveness is proposed that encompasses characteristics of residents that draw staff...
A critical review of the American Nurses Association
The relationship between quality of care and the cost of the nursing workforce is of concern to policymakers. This study assesses the evidence for a relationship between the nursing workforce and patient outcomes in the acute sector through a systematic review of international research produced...
The purpose of this article is to explicate unitary appreciative nursing and the emergence of healing outcomes associated with despairing women. Unitary appreciative nursing was derived from the science of unitary human beings, informed by the participatory worldview of cooperative inquiry, and...
This article presents a brief overview of theory as background for a more detailed discussion of midrange theory—its origins, the critical role for midrange theory in the development of nursing practice knowledge, and the criteria for evaluating midrange theory. We then chronicle Cheryl...
This article overviews the holistic, hospice, and palliative care models as they relate to end-of-life (EOL) care outcomes. Freire's model of overcoming oppression, which builds on Hegel's philosophical approach, is used as a framework for raising nurses' awareness of end-of-life...
Nursing's role as key healthcare providers who give emotional support and teach self-care to patients with congestive heart failure has evolved substantially in recent years. The purpose of this article is to provide a systematic evaluation of the impact of posthospital nursing interventions...
One type of “ready-to-wear” theories that can bring about better nursing care outcomes regardless of their philosophical bases is situation-specific theories proposed by Im and Meleis in 1999. In this paper, some propositions for an integrative approach to the development of...
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