Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 26, 2008: Focus on by Elizabeth Merwin PhD RN FAAN

By Elizabeth Merwin PhD RN FAAN

From experiences of the former quantity: "This quantity might be particularly worthy to the objective viewers. It presents an excellent beginning for evidence-based perform and extra examine (4 stars)." --Doody's ebook assessment provider The nursing group is constantly challenged with increasing the empirical wisdom base that informs rural nursing perform. This quantity of the celebrated Annual evaluation of Nursing study, specialise in Rural future health, addresses this problem. members have built inventive and potent techniques to spot suitable examine and current them within the context of the agricultural supply method. issues comprise: Nursing learn to fulfill overall healthiness Care wishes of Rural Populations bettering platforms, caliber of Care & sufferer protection bettering Cultural Relevance of Rural Nursing study: Methodological concerns, Constraints, and possibilities additionally incorporated: Contents of past 10 Volumes The members, all famous nurse scientists, speak about the main difficulties they care for every day, using contemporary rural and basic wellbeing and fitness coverage studies. This method permits readers to benefit new recommendations and techniques for rural nursing perform which are firmly grounded within the proof. whereas the first examples are drawn from American contexts, a different bankruptcy on worldwide views highlights analogous difficulties and matters that rural nursing learn increases throughout international locations, really the provision of assets. in regards to the Editors This quantity is edited by way of Elizabeth Merwin, affiliate Dean, study and the Director of the agricultural healthiness Care study middle on the college of Virginia university of Nursing. The sequence editor is Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, who has bought a variety of honors and awards together with the yank magazine of Nursing ebook of the yr Award 18 instances, and is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton university of Nursing at Case Western Reserve collage.

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These included: the Journal of Rural Health, which produced 10 articles; the Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health, which produced three articles; and Rural and Remote Health, which produced three articles. Reviewing all search results, articles were maintained for analysis if: (a) the topic was cardiovascular; (b) a research method was used; (c) they explicitly mentioned sampling from rural populations, were geographically located in a rural area, or if personal communication indicated rural populations were included; or (d) if they were from a national database where ­statistical notes indicated inclusion of rural samples.

Age 26–78. Half women, men. All White. Approximately equal numbers with high school education, less than or more than. Most frequent barriers: lack of knowledge, actions to take; feeling helpless/frustrated; lack of resources; poor quality DSME; daily struggles. Effective strategies: collaboration with provider, positive attitude, support, routines, group DSME. Recommend more individual tailoring. One practice setting, all White, small sample. 10 Focus groups, 3 rural communities, n = 73 African American adults, 42 women, 31 men Many diagnosed late in disease process.

The vast majority of research reports (22 of 26) were authored by nurses and published in journals intended for an audience of various health professionals. Results of this review are therefore informative for developing knowledge for nurses and other health professionals who care for those with diabetes, particularly those living in rural areas. Of the 26 studies examined, 16 were descriptive studies, 7 were program evaluations, and only 3 were intervention studies. Findings indicate that with a few exceptions, researchers typically did not define rural, and rarely mentioned a conceptual framework.

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