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  • ISSN: 2379-9501
    Volume 2 Issue 1
    Research Article
    Vitale Elsa*
    Abstract: Nowadays, 15% of the Italian population is 65 years or older. As individuals age, they increasingly experience limitations in their facility to achieve activities of daily living. In this study fifty informal family caregivers were recruited and their burden levels were quantified, by using the "Objective Burden Scale" (OBS) and the "Subjective Burden Scale" (SBS). All the caregivers considered take care of an elderly person. Then, a nursing planning was redacted by including all nursing interventions necessary to caregiver in order to ameliorate their performances.
    Caregivers need help to promote their wellbeing and to guide their actions in the right way.
    Nurses are encouraged to be critical in "caregiver burden" research to have meaningful and positive clinical implications to help caregivers in their work.
    Nick A. Bakalis1*, Paola Polygeni2 and Thomas Barberis3
    Abstract: The Post-Traumatic Epilepsy (PTE) constitutes a peculiar organic situation but not an illness with dangerous dimensions. As a result, someone with PTE can work properly and safely, especially when it works in hospital environment.
    Aims: To identify the attitude of nursing staff about the post-traumatic epilepsy.
    Methodology: A questionnaire was used (27 questions). An ethical approval was sought from the Hospital boards. The sample constitutes of 150 nurses from 6 hospitals in South-West region of Greece.
    Results: The age ranged between 25-60 years (x=35.7), were female (82%) and working in medical wards 39%. The research demonstrated that the nursing staff will not be socked (51.9%) if they learned that a new qualified nurse comes to their wards with epilepsy. They would inform doctors (75.9%) but not the patient (87%) and the relatives (75.5%). In addition, they were not consider "her" dangerous for the patients under the fear of relapse (66.7%) while 61.1% would trust "her". It is worth noting that only 46.3% of the sample agreed to have an epileptic nurse-in-charge, while they would prefer "her" to work in nursing administration (58%). Also, the majority of nurses (59.7%) believed that "she" can give medication and they would make "her" a friend outside of the hospital (87%). Finally, the knowledge of nurses with regard to PTE was not judged satisfactory.
    Conclusions: The state needs to clarify the parameters that render the nurses organic, psychological and intellectually capabilities in order to offer the best possible care to patients (basic and specialized nursing care).
    Chie Furukawa1,2*, Takasi Morimoto3, Takashi Nomura3 and Ikuharu Morioka2
    Abstract:
    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to clarify the changes in the Upper Extremity Function (UEF) disabilities and Health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and their relevant factors among women receiving breast cancer surgery.
    Methods: The study sample comprised 87 participants who had the breast cancer surgery at a municipal hospital in Osaka, Japan. Data were collected via interview and completed at 6 measuring times; pre-operation, before hospital discharge, 4weeks, 12weeks, 150days and 1year after surgery. The UEF disabilities were evaluated by using Disabilities of the Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH), the Japanese version. HRQOL was assessed using a Quality of Life Questionnaire for Cancer Patients treated with Anticancer Drugs for Breast Cancer.
    Results: The average age was 60.4 years. DASH scores moderately increased after discharge from the hospital, but lower scores were relevant to living with family, axillary lymph nodes dissection and postoperative chemotherapy. While HRQOL scores decreased until 12 weeks after surgery, and their changes were relevant to DASH scores, affected side, and operation method and hormone therapy.
    Conclusions: This study shows the points that nurses in outpatient clinics have to pay conscious attention to prevent the UEF disabilities and to increase the HRQOL.
    Case Report
    Gozde Gokçe Isbir*, Figen Inci
    Abstract: It is now recognized that a proportion of women may perceive birth as stressful and traumatic. Traumatic birth experience occurs when a woman perceives an actual threat to her own life or her baby during delivery. This article aims to enhance nurses’ understanding in order to deal with woman and her family members who witnessed the birth especially in the post-natal nursing follow-up. This article critically discusses the nursing care and management of people who have traumatic birth experience. A prospective case study design was used to follow one woman who has traumatic birth experience and her family. It followed up pregnancy, postnatal 1st day, 3th day, 3th months, 6th months and 10th months. In addition, it is presented information about the consulting model based on cognitive behavioural therapy model has used as a nursing approach at the traumatic birth experience.
    Editorial
    Ayako Okochi*, Etsuko Tadaka
    Kininaru-kodomo (KK: children of concern) is a term used by child health care professionals to refer to children supposed to have special health care needs [1]. Special health care needs include both developmental disabilities (DDs) and child maltreatment or other conditions that require medical management, health care and other special services [2].
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