Donna Schwartz-Barcott

Donna Schwartz-Barcott
University of Rhode Island | URI · College of Nursing

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Publications (51)
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Background: Understanding perceptions of health and illness among older Hispanic adults is vital for nurses when designing effective health promotion programs. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of health and illness and how health was maintained during times of illness. Method: This inductive qualitative descrip...
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Access to abortion is linked to better maternal health and is essential to advancing women’s economic and social equality. Globally, nurses and midwives have been identified as key for increasing access to this service. In this qualitative study we describe the experiences of nurse practitioners and nurse midwives who provide comprehensive early ab...
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Purpose The 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child drew international attention to the right of a child to be heard. Researchers have enhanced the child’s voice in many settings, albeit few in the hospital. Nurse researchers investigating the hospital experiences of children have identified positive and negative patterns of communication. Poten...
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Disparities exist in the recognition and treatment of mental health issues among Hispanic community-dwelling older adults. Previous researchers have focused on accessing mental health services, with limited attention to older Hispanic immigrants' perceptions of mental health issues. A qualitative descriptive research design was used to understand o...
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Purpose: This article introduces the importance and nature of the role of the nurse scientist as a knowledge broker. Design: A systematic literature review was completed using a modified version of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) appraisal tool to trace the emergence and characteristics of the know...
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Access to mental health services for older Hispanic adults is limited and often older Hispanic adults must rely on their own resources in dealing with mental health issues. The aim of this study was to understand how older Hispanic immigrants cope mental health issues (e.g. stress, anxiety, and/or depression). A qualitative, descriptive approach wa...
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Aim: To explore the meaning of home among older Hispanic immigrants who are "aging out of place." Background: Emerging evidence supports the concept of older persons ageing in place. Nurse researchers have demonstrated that older person who age in place have better physical, psychological and cognitive outcomes. Less, however, is known about old...
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Aim: To report an analysis of the concept of exposure in environmental health for nursing. Background: The importance of the environment has long been recognized in nursing, although the nature and scope of the concept and how it influences health have varied over time. Exposure is the sufficient and necessary link between environment and health...
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Residential instability is relatively common among low-income families and is associated with a host of negative outcomes, especially for children and adolescents. Psychiatric nurses, especially those in the advanced practice role, observe the consequences of residential instability within the clinical setting. Yet, to-date, the concept is somewhat...
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Increasing interest in providing international educational experiences for nursing students has led to a variety of short-term international service-learning experiences. However, the impact of these experiences has not been clearly articulated. In this qualitative descriptive research study, Kim's critical reflective inquiry model was used to help...
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This study explored problems encountered by nurses using critical reflective inquiry to examine clinical situations and the impact of group discussion on the reflective process. Secondary qualitative analysis of 19 reflective situations, rom a reflection continuing education program, revealed that nurses had problematic pauses in reflection and wer...
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Background: Support and educational organizations have been shown to improve quality of life of consumers of home nutrition support. One such organization, The Oley Foundation, offers resources for the home parenteral and enteral nutrition (HPEN) consumer. While research has shown proven benefits to HPEN consumers affiliated with The Oley Foundati...
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To examine the impact of an international service learning experience (ISL) using a quantitative and qualitative approach. A descriptive study was used to explore the impact of an ISL experience on global awareness, professional and personal growth with 11 baccalaureate nursing students in the Dominican Republic. Students participated in a three cr...
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The aim was to illustrate two cases in a postoperative situation following day surgery within the framework of the symptom management theory. Template analysis using the symptom management theory. Neither the woman nor the man was able to return to their normal activities, health status or functional status, within a week. The results illustrate ho...
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The need to develop communityacademic partnerships is critical to building an effective patient-centered health care system. This project describes the development of a community-academic research partnership between the University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing and Clinica Esperanza. This partnership focuses on health care innovation, patient...
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Baccalaureate nursing students need to be prepared to provide culturally appropriate care to a diverse population in a variety of settings. International service learning (ISL) experiences may be an effective educational strategy to promote cultural competence, global awareness, and professional and personal growth. Using Riner's framework for glob...
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Objectives(1) Using Riner's framework, the development of an international service learning program in the Dominican Republic (DR) for Baccalaureate nursing students will be described, and (2) an initial impact of the students' experiences will be examined. Design and SampleA qualitative descriptive research design was used to examine its impact. T...
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Background: Worldwide, there is an increasing number of older adults, the majority of whom remain living at home. Not infrequently they live with long-term pain, especially musculoskeletal pain, which is associated with increased disability (physical, psychological, social) and a negative impact on quality of life. A deeper understanding of how old...
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Approximately one-third of college students are overweight or obese and the average student gains 5kg during college. Previous research has identified a relationship between emotional eating and weight gain in young adults, but outside the realm of eating disorders, few studies qualitatively capture why individuals cope with emotions by eating. Exp...
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Long-term musculoskeletal pain is a global health problem among older adults. Yet little is known about how these older adults actually deal with daily life. This study’s aim is to describe the ways these older adults dealt with daily life at home. Phenomenography is used to collect and analyze data from semistructured interviews with 19 older adul...
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Aim: This article is a report of a study aimed at obtaining an in-depth description of how experienced acute care staff nurses perceive and use reflection in clinical practice. Background: Reflection is viewed as a critical component of professional practice. The basic assumption is that reflection involves a deliberate process of thinking about...
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To identify and define the concept of home and its meaning in the lives of three older women. For many older adults home is the centre of daily life and increasingly important as a place where health care is delivered. Yet, as a concept, home remains theoretically and empirically underdeveloped. The Hybrid Model of Concept Development was used to i...
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Rapidly aging populations with an increased desire to remain at home and changes in health policy that promote the transfer of health care from formal places, as hospitals and institutions, to the more informal setting of one's home support the need for further research that is designed specifically to understand the experience of home among older...
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Explore the use of presence among nurses on an oncology unit. Five oncology nurses and 10 assigned patients. Descriptive qualitative study using participant observation, individual and group interviews. Presence was embedded in each nurse's individual manner and approach, in the structure and nature of morning care, and in the nature of the individ...
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Background: Many aspects of everyday life in westernized societies are organized around the clock. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore how individuals with long term health problems experience ‘time’ in their daily lives. Methods: A phenomenological approach was identified as the most appropriate way of studying the individuals’ experiences o...
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Hope as a universal human phenomenon has been studied from various perspectives often conceptualized as having a unified set of attributes. In this study however hope is viewed to be experienced by people in various patterns structured by different orientations and emphases depending upon their life circumstances. There is a paucity of studies in t...
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Pain assessment is examined in the perspective of action science with the aim to discover espoused theories and theories-in-use for pain assessment. In action science there are 2 sets of theories of action: espouse theories and theories-in-use, which often exist in practice inconsistently with each other resulting in haphazard actions. Espoused the...
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The purpose of this study was to identify the criteria nurses actually used to assess postoperative pain and the kind of knowledge they drew on from past experience. A series of semistructured interviews were performed with 10 nurses while they conducted pain assessments with 30 postsurgical patients. Data were analyzed on the basis of Dahlgren and...
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Visiting hours. To explore the experience of nurses who have been identified as experts at working with visitors in a critical care setting. A qualitative research design incorporating in-depth interviews of eight intensive care nurses, limited participant observation, and a review of selected documents was used to investigate how expert nurses inc...
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This study describes how 5 individuals with type 2 diabetes overcame obstacles that interfered with maintaining behavior changes in diet, exercise, and self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG). In-depth interviews provided the framework for this descriptive study. During audiotaped, face-to-face, follow-up structured and unstructured interviews, the...
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Background. Theory that is directly linked with clinical experience has far greater relevance for nursing practice; however, problems continue to persist with the establishment of that linkage. The use of fieldwork as a strategy for developing and linking theory has enormous potential for enhancing the number of theories that truly fit the clinical...
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The term hwa-byung (HB) as a culture-bound syndrome of Koreans has been used to refer to certain types of symptom complexes. However, there is an ambiguity in relation to what sorts of experiences and personal attributes can be identified for describing HB. Our study was designed to reexamine the conceptual structure of HB through a qualitative ana...
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Behavior maintenance. To discover the descriptive picture of how an individual with type 2 diabetes self-managed and adapted the necessary behavior changes into her daily lifestyle. Personal research and literature review. Behavioral maintenance to self-manage a specific regimen for people with type 2 diabetes is complex and difficult. It is import...
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Emphasis on meaning underpins a current thrust of knowledge development in nursing, especially in the client domain. Examination of meaning in the interactional context and through varying levels of consciousness has not been examined. Initially, an integrated model was developed deductively from philosophical, theoretical and research-oriented sou...
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Presence is an important but confusing concept in nursing. At times, it is used to simply characterize a nurse's physical presence, while, at other times, it is used in a highly metaphysical sense to depict a nurse's full physical, psychological, and spiritual presence. As a concept, presence has not been clearly defined. Its core characteristics n...
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The ability to measure pain across diverse cultures is important for understanding the universal aspects of pain and expediting nursing intervention The McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) is the most valid and reliable single multidimensional pain instrument available for measuring pain Although it has been translated in several languages, most effort...
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This study tests for the impact of client-nurse interaction, an essential element lacking in earlier research on preoperative instruction. An experimental design compared the effects of three models of intervention: Facilitator, Informational and Routine Treatment on postoperative pain and anxiety in 91 cholecystectomy patients. Planned comparisons...
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Action research has enjoyed increasing popularity across a wide variety of disciplines including nursing. Action research was designed specifically to bridge the gap between theory, research and practice and incorporates both humanistic and naturalistic scientific methods. As such, action research is a highly compelling method for nursing. However,...
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In surgical nursing practice, postoperative pain is of particular concern because of its documented effect on recovery and behaviors associated with recovery. Yet, little is known about the nature of this pain, other than its intensity. In this study, a description of the nature of the postoperative pain experience was generated from analysis of pa...
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Diabetic clients must make daily decisions about their health care needs. Observational and anecdotal evidence suggests that vast differences exist between the kinds of choices diabetic clients make and the kinds of chances they are willing to take. The purpose of this investigation was to develop a diabetic risk-assessment tool. This instrument, w...
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During the last decade, an increasing amount of research has been done on the health of nurses. This work has been limited by a focus on illness and single health behaviors as well as by a lack of systematic comparisons with non-nurses. Analysis of General Social Survey data from the National Opinion Research Center is used tocompare the general he...

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