Global Journal of Nursing


Review Article of Global Journal of Nursing Mental health in the general population and in health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic Luana Patrícia Barros Collaço UNIT Objective: Map the literature on mental illness in the general population and in health professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Methods: Research carried out within the VHL with the descriptors: covid AND mental health AND nursing professionals, in the database BDENF AND MEDLINE, filtering with the main subjects: Corona virus infections, nursing professionals, health personnel and mental health, using as exclusion criteria articles that were not in the Portuguese language and that were not within the theme of the study, including only articles published in the year 2020. Results: A total of 10 articles were found, all of them were analyzed. Among them, 9 (100%) dealt with the prevalence of mental illness in the general population, 5 (45%) in nurses, two (18%) in other health professionals and one (0.9%) in the general population and nurses. 15 symptoms of mental illness were identified. Conclusion: the Covid-19 pandemic triggered anxiety, depression, stress and post-traumatic stress disorders more frequently in the general population and health professionals. Women, students and nurses are among the most affected. Keywords: Mental health, Nursing professionals, Pandemic, COVID ...


Research Article of Global Journal of Nursing Challenges in Pursuing Nursing Education at the Graduate Level: Motivators, Barriers, and Persistence Collette Loftin PhD, RN*, Angela Phillips DNP, APRN, Marietta Branson DHSc, RN West Texas A&M University As the United States [U.S.] nursing shortage continues, the need for a highly educated work force grows. Although, the Carnegie Report [1] advocated for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN] degree as entry into practice with a required Master of Science in Nursing [MSN] earned within 10 years, the necessity to pursue a graduate degree in nursing has not been as widely encouraged as the baccalaureate degree. Master’s prepared nurses are essential across a variety of health care settings to serve in leadership, management, and advanced primary provider positions, as well as in academic settings as faculty members and researchers. In 2017, approximately 17% of the nursing workforce held a master’s degree. This was up from 13.8% in 2013 [2]. While the percentage of nurses earning a master’s degree has risen gradually, the need for additional highly educated nurses persists as rapid advancements in health care technology, including telehealth and informatics, occur. During 2016 and 2017, the nursing program at the authors’ institution tasked the recruitment and retention committee with increasing enrollment in the graduate nursing program. The committees stated goal was increasing enrollment in all role specializations (nurse practitioner, education, and management). The committee identified two areas of particular concern: the need for family nurse practitioners in the nearby rural communities and a shortage of nursing faculty in the area as these areas had become challenging. Although the nursing program had been successful at retaining a majority of its students, recruitment of new students was challenging and thus became the key focus. Keywords: Challenges; Nursing Education; Graduate Level; Motivators; Barriers; Persistence ...


Research Article of Global Journal of Nursing Understanding how to reach the hard to reach in cancer rehabilitation Jenna Smith-Turchyn PT, PhD1,2*; Madison F Vani MSc, PhD(c)1; Catherine M Sabiston PhD1 1Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Introduction: Regular exercise helps manage side effects of cancer treatment, however, less than 30% of survivors participate in regular exercise. Exercise-related barriers, facilitators, and needs of general populations of cancer survivors are described in the literature. No information exists describing this information for hard to reach populations. Purpose: To determine the barriers, facilitators, and exercise needs of hard to reach cancer survivors. Materials and Methods: Research design: Descriptive qualitative study. Population: Hard to reach cancer survivors, including young adults (18-39 years), those living in rural communities, and those living in areas of low socioeconomic status. Data collection: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants. Interviews were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim. Transcripts were coded independently by two researchers. Coded data was aggregated into nodes and grouped into themes. Results: Five themes were identified that influence exercise participation in hard to reach survivors: accessibility of exercise programs, appropriateness of exercise programs, social support, personal factors, and exercise information. Young adults described a lack of appropriate exercise programs for their age group, those in rural settings described availability issues, and those in areas of low SES described cost and social support as barriers to exercise. Conclusion: This project identified unique exercise-related barriers, facilitators, and needs of hard to reach cancer survivors. Results can be used by researchers and clinicians when creating exercise interventions for cancer survivors. Interventions must be tailored to the specific needs of each individual in order to facilitate accessible participation in regular exercise and facilitate sustained behaviour change ...


Research Article of Global Journal of Nursing Effects of factors of informal care on the utilization of social care insurance benefits: A cross-sectional study Jenny Rueffer1*, Silke Geithner2, Goetz Schneiderat2, Tom Schaal1 1Department of Health and Care Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Kornmarkt 1,  Zwickau, Saxony, Germany. 2University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Education and Care, Duererstr. 25, Dresden, Saxony. Background: Presently in Germany, as there is a shortage of nursing staff, informal caregivers have become highly relevant. Because they often deal with care related burden, legislation was passed to improve caregivers’ situations by offering more supports. Nonetheless, a considerable percentage of caregivers do not utilize it. Methods: Data was collected in Saxony (Germany) from November 2019 to December 2019 by using an online survey and a postal survey (cross-sectional study design; n= 1,716). For analysis bivariate logistic regression (forward method LR, α≤0.05) was performed. Results: The average age of the sample was 61.9 years, 52.9% were female and 45.7% male. Results indicate a medium utilization of care insurance services. Considerable associations were time spent on care and utilization of care allowance (OR: 1.77), such as duration of care degree and utilization of residential care services (OR: 1.88) and substitute care (OR: 1.81). Conclusions: Informal caregivers putting intensive effort into care do tend to utilize services. The resulting questions of why newer informal caregivers do not tend to utilize services and why there is a medium utilization among all caregivers implies that people need to gain better access to services independently of care factors. Keywords: Informal care; Care Insurance; Services utilization ...

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