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Donald D. Kautz

**Education:BSN - University of Northern Colorado--MSN - University of Kentucky--PhD - Nursing, University of Kentucky **Areas of Expertise: * Hope inspiring strategies * Promotion of family integrity * Sexual concerns of chronic illness and aging * NNN language * Clinical reasoning using the OPT Model

There are 19 included publications by Donald D. Kautz :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Applying Watson’s Caring Theory and Caritas Processes to Ease Life Transitions 2010 5598 This personal account of a transformed life illustrates how a clinical expert, confronted by major change, applied Watson’s (2008) caring theory and caritas processes to her life. Through sustained effort and reflections she acted and ultimately inte...
A Comfortable Place to Say Goodbye 2009 234 Bill had suffered severe trauma, the type of injury even a 46-year-old healthy man does not survive. A helicopter transferred Bill to tertiary trauma facility miles from his home. Nurses and physicians worked for hours to stabilize him. Throughout th...
Endnotes: Laughing with Cathy 2010 148 My father Harry died recently at age 89. When he filled out the hospice forms and answered the question “How do you want to be remembered?” he wrote, “That I was a Christian and had a good sense of humor.” When I was growing up in the 1960s and 1970...
Evaluation of the Outcome-Present State Test Model as a Way to Teach Clinical Reasoning 2008 2904 The Outcome-Present State Test (OPT) Model of Clinical Reasoning is a nursing process model designed to help students develop clinical reasoning skills. Although many nurse educators are using the OPT model as a teaching strategy, few are formally ev...
The Evidence for Listening and Teaching May Reside in Our Hearts 2010 275 Mrs. Logan has been treated with intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy, often called “shake and bake.” She was in the intermediate care unit on hemodialysis and was being weaned from the ventilator, and her cancer was complicated by shingles. Sta...
An Exemplar of the Use of NNN Language in Developing Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines 2008 575 PURPOSE. To explore the use of standardized language, NNN, in the development of evidence-based practice (EBP). DATA SOURCES. Published research and texts on family interventions, nursing diagnoses (NANDA-I), nursing interventions (NIC), and nursing...
The Highest Priority in the Emergency Department May Be a Patient’s Spiritual Needs 2009 291 A weekend charge nurse in a 26-bed emergency department/level II trauma center is pulled in multiple directions. With alarms sounding, phones ringing, ambulances calling in, and the receptionist calling for help, it can be difficult to focus on the s...
Implementation and Testing of the OPT Model as a Teaching Strategy in an Undergraduate Nursing Course 2009 1991 To prepare nurses to use rapidly advancing technology, deal with complex change, and employ highlevel thinking and sound reasoning skills in today’s complex health care culture (Simpson & Courtney, 2002), critical thinking skills are needed. In fact,...
International Perspectives: Responding to Similarities and Differences Between Filipino and American Nurses 2009 403 Recruiting foreign nurses is one of the many strategies used in this country to decrease the nursing shortage.1 The Philippines is a world leader in preparing nurses for migration to the United States primarily because of the economic benefits and th...
Knowing the resident with dementia: Perspectives of caregivers in assisted living facilities 2007 434 This qualitative study describes the kinds of knowledge used by caregivers when caring for older adults with dementia residing in assisted living facilities. Five focus groups were conducted with a total of 23 caregivers from both small and large fac...
"Let's get moving: Let's get praising:" Promoting health and hope in an African American church 2009 561 Stroke and cardiovascular disease are major health problems for African Americans. This article describes challenges, strategies employed, and successes in implementing a combination "faith-based" and "faith- placed" health promotion program called ...
NNN Language and Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Acute Cardiac Care: Retaining the Essence of Nursing. 2010 1215 Multidisciplinary management of the acute cardiac patient, for decades, has been driven by best practices, treatment algorithms, and research-based protocols. As nurses continue to develop and implement evidence-based care, they must ensure that the ...
Nurturing Nursing Students During Intensive Care Unit Clinical Practicum 2010 1391 Approximately one-third of new graduates will quit their jobs in the first year. When nurses leave, vacant positions result in increased overtime for the remaining staff, which eventually results in burnout. Burnout leads to even more turnover. This ...
Promoting Clinical Reasoning in Undergraduate Nursing Students: Application and Evaluation of the Outcome Present State Test (OPT) Model of Clinical Reasoning 2005 3156 Promoting clinical reasoning in undergraduate nursing students through application of the Outcome Present State Test (OPT) Model of Clinical Reasoning, is a challenge that can be successfully managed through effective teaching-learning strategies. Em...
Promoting the Self-Regulation of Clinical Reasoning Skills in Nursing Students 2009 840 Aim: The purpose of this paper is to describe the research surrounding the theories and models the authors united to describe the essential components of clinical reasoning in nursing practice education. The research was conducted with nursing studen...
Promotion of Family Integrity in the Acute Care Setting: A Review of the Literature 2007 1222 The acute illness of 1 family member can negatively affect all family members and lead to the disruption of family functioning and integrity. During the patient’s hospitalization, nurses are in a key position to support family members, maintain famil...
Reading Children's Books to Awe and Inspire Nursing Students 2007 516 Reading illustrated children's books in the classroom to nursing students is 1 way to inspire students to be great nurses. After offering guidelines for the types of books to use and the courses books can be used in, the author describes the effects ...
Using NANDA, NIC, and NOC (NNN) Language for Clinical Reasoning With the Outcome-Present State-Test (OPT) Model 2006 4051 PURPOSE. To analyze the degree to which standardized nursing language was used by baccalaureate nursing students completing Outcome-Present State-Test (OPT) model worksheets in a clinical practicum. METHODS. A scoring instrument was developed and 10...
Using research to identify why nurses do not meet established sexuality nursing care standards 1990 1179 ALTHOUGH A main objective of quality assurance (QA) activities is to improve the nursing care given to patients. many QA activities focus on uncovering deficiencies rather than on developing strategies to assist nurses in meeting quality patient care...