Letvak, Susan

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Life is hard : the lived experience of adults with bipolar disorder and comorbid substance use disorder 2009 4173 Purpose: The purpose of this study is to understand and describe the lived experience of adult bipolar patients with comorbid substance use disorder. About 5.7 million American adults or about 2.6 percent of the population age 18 and older in any giv...
The lived experience of the older registered nurse working at the bedside in the critical care unit 2009 5956 This study focuses on the lived experience of the older RN, an area lacking research. The purpose of the study was to discover why the older RN remains working at the bedside in the critical care unit. The purpose of the study was to explore the expe...
The experience of the intimate dyad after weight loss surgery: a qualitative description 2012 2351 This qualitative descriptive study was performed to describe the experience of both members of the intimate dyad after one member had weight loss surgery. A convenience sample of ten dyads was recruited by snowballing sampling techniques through the ...
Structural empowerment’s influence on nursing outcomes in MagnetTM and non-MagnetTM healthcare organizations 2015 3888 The purpose of this study was to examine structural empowerment's impact on nursing outcomes in MagnetTM and non-MagnetTM organizations. This study explored structural empowerment's influence on two quality sensitive indicators, job satisfaction and ...
Perceptions of an Intensive Care Unit Mentorship Program 2007 3423 Critical care nursing necessitates specialized knowledge and skill acquisition. Because of this, intensive care units have historically hired competent acute care nurses. Due to the current nursing shortage, critical care units are now hiring new gra...
The adaptation of new registered nurses 2012 8799 New registered nurses report they experience work-related stress, multiple challenges, and negative emotional responses during their first year in practice. There are concerns for quality of health care, patient safety, and turnover in nursing when t...
When is the appropriate time to pursue nurse practitioner practice legislation? : a case study 2017 223 In the United States, many states have revised their nurse practice acts to include provisions that promote full practice authority for nurse practitioners. Such revisions reflect the expanded qualifications and abilities of nurse practitioners and p...
Nurse Practitioner Knowledge and Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies for the Management of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Pilot Study 2019 148 Over prescription and misuse of opiates in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) in adults can result in patients becoming dependent on opiates for pain relief. In adjunct with current regulations on opiate prescribing practices, compl...
Does resilience mediate the effects of bullying in nurses? 2013 7742 The overarching purpose of the research was to examine workplace bullying among nurses who work in North Carolina hospital. The research examines the influence of individual factors, individual characteristics and organization factors on physical hea...
Stories of African American women who are long-term breast cancer survivors 2016 847 The purpose of this study was to report the stories of African American (AA) women who are disease-free survivors of breast cancer, 10 or more years after initial diagnosis, and consider themselves to be thriving after cancer. Narrative inquiry was u...
Hotspotting in home health: the impact of interprofessional student-team home visits on health outcomes of super-utilizers of the health care system 2019 149 The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of interprofessional student-team home visits on the health outcomes of super-utilizers of the health care system. The cost of health care continues to increase at an unsustainable pace. Innovative ...
The opioid epidemic and the impact on opioid prescribing in hospice and palliative care: a qualitative description 2019 76 The United States has seen rising rates of opioid abuse, which have led to changing policies designed to curb opioid prescribing. These guidelines and policies generally exclude hospice and palliative care from prescribing restrictions. However, no s...
The lived experience of women living with HIV regarding intimate relationship power and reproductive decision-making 2019 84 The purpose of this research study was to understand the truths and the realities of women living with HIV (WLWH) regarding their intimate relationship power and reproductive decision-making. To meet the objective of this research study, the nurse re...
Perspectives of nursing students regarding racial implicit bias 2020 29 Racial implicit bias is defined as prejudiced notions based on unconscious attitudes and stereotypes founded on race. In addition, implicit bias has the ability to influence one’s behavior, affect, thinking, and judgement (FitzGerald & Hurst, 2017; M...
Nurses’ knowledge regarding nursing surveillance of the septic patient 2020 217 The purpose of this study had two aims. The first was to explore nurses’ knowledge of nursing surveillance related to the septic patient and to describe barriers that prevented the implementation of nursing surveillance. This was a qualitative descri...
Emotion recognition deficits among children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional behaviors: differences by child race 2016 925 Deficits in emotion recognition have been associated with psychopathic and callous-unemotional (CU) behaviors among adults, adolescents, and children. However, few previous studies have examined such associations exclusively during early and middle c...
An educational intervention to improve nursing care of geriatric care in the emergency department 2016 1528 The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of an educational intervention on attitudes and knowledge of emergency department (ED) nurses toward the older adult patient and their intentions to change their care behaviors toward this populatio...
Second victim support: nurses’ perspectives of organizational support 2019 99 The purpose of this study was to describe hospital nurses’ experiences with organizational support following an adverse event (AE). Additionally, this study explored the organization’s support programs’ usefulness and availability. AEs occur often in...
A quantitative exploration of strategies to reduce fatigue among nurses 2020 29 The work environment of nurses places them at high risk of fatigue. The literature suggests a high prevalence of fatigue exists among nurses. Fatigue leads to reduced cognitive and physical abilities increasing the risk for personal injury and patien...
Black Moms Matter – A Literature Review of Postpartum Hemorrhage in Black Women 2021 147 While the United States has an abysmal maternal mortality rate for a developed country (17.4 deaths for every 100,000 live births), this national maternal mortality rate is further exacerbated by racial and socioeconomic differences, with non-Hispani...