Hsiu-Fang Hsieh

Hsiu-Fang Hsieh
National Quemoy University · Nursing

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Hsiu-Fang Hsieh currently works at the Department of Nursing, National Quemoy University. Hsiu-Fang’s specialty is in Medical Surgical Nursing.
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This qualitative study was designed to identify patients' experiences and perceptions related to living with late-stage chronic kidney disease. Interviews were held for 15 patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease from two medical centers in Taiwan. Five themes were identified using content analysis: experiencing moderate to severe symptoms a...
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: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a public health problem worldwide with an increasing incidence and prevalence and high cost. The role of illness perceptions in understanding health-related behavior has received little attention in patients with early-stage CKD. : This qualitative study aimed to describe the illness representation and coping proce...
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The goal of nursing education is to enhance the capabilities of nurses for the benefit of patients and their families. Training toward this goal should begin from the nursing school curriculum, with courses addressing professional knowledge, psychomotor skills, and appropriate attitudes. However, course design has traditionally focused largely on p...
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This article describes the experience of a nurse who used music therapy as the intervention to reduce a patient's pain during wound care after orthopedic surgery. The intervention was applied between April 8th and April 29th 2008. The nurse applied Roy's adaptation model as the assessment tool. The major and primary health problem identified was ac...
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Institutionalized elderly who are frail and dependent are vulnerable to be abused by overwhelmed caregivers especially caregiver psychological abusive behavior is a growing but hidden problem with few evidence-based interventions. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an educational support group in alleviating caregiver's p...
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The aim of this study was to identify inherent tensions that arose during family conferences in the intensive care unit, and the communication strategies clinicians used in response. We identified 51 clinician-family conferences in the intensive care unit from 4 hospitals in which the attending physician believed discussion of withdrawing life-sust...
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This paper reports a systematic review whose objective was to determine the effectiveness of surgical hand scrubs in relation to bacterial growth on the hands of operating room staff members. Despite the need for surgical hand scrubs, evidence shows that frequent and prolonged use of antiseptics and brushes may damage the skin. Consequently, lesion...
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Content analysis is a widely used qualitative research technique. Rather than being a single method, current applications of content analysis show three distinct approaches: conventional, directed, or summative. All three approaches are used to interpret meaning from the content of text data and, hence, adhere to the naturalistic paradigm. The majo...
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This paper reports a systematic review whose objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of graduated compression stockings as prophylaxis for flight-related venous thrombosis, including deep vein thrombosis and superficial venous thrombosis, after air travel in the general population. Despite the extended history of the use of graduated compressio...
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The objective of this systematic review is to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their decision to utilize reminiscence therapy for depression reduction in older adults outside of the primary care setting. Nine reviewed studies that were randomized controlled trials not only varied in person, outcome measurement, control...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington, 2004 End-of-life communication between clinicians and families is not only the best way to make certain patients receive the care they want, but also can increase families' and patients' satisfaction with overall care. The ultimate goal of this dissertation effort is to improve the quality of care provided...

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