ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Sept. 5, 2022
Empowerment in the Healthcare Context: Concept Analysis
Musaad Salem Alghamdi, Dr. Ahmad A Alhussain, Dr. Omar Ghazi Baker
Page no 176-181
The concept of empowerment is broad and is frequently viewed as a way to give more power to the powerless in numerous aspects of life. However, the empowerment of patients seeking health care has received less attention. Consequently, this article aims to examine how the notion of empowerment is defined in the scientific literature pertaining to healthcare. This concept analysis was conducted utilizing the eight-step Walker and Avant approach (2014). The data resources used in the analysis were obtained from health-related literature retrieved from the CINAHL, PUBMED, and PsycINFO online databases. Four distinguishing characteristics, including Mutually beneficial connections, Knowledge and skills, Self-determination and shared decision making, and Sharing of social power, were retrieved from the analysis. This concept analysis demonstrated to both patients and medical practitioners the optimal method for initiating the therapeutic relationship. Empowerment can facilitate health professionals' practice and increase patients' and consumers' confidence and happiness with health services. Additional analysis can be conducted to get a fresh understanding of the concept, contributing to the body of health-related information.
When a kid's parents demand performance levels much beyond his or her mental, social, or emotional capacity, the result might be a syndrome known as "hurried child syndrome"—a collection of stress-related behaviors. In essence, parents overbook their kids' calendars, pressure them to do well in school, and demand that they behave and respond like small adults. Another factor is the state of trade at the moment. Nowadays, a lot of people that market to children are aware that their parents no longer control what kids consume for food, clothing, or entertainment. This reality is being exploited by the consumerist system, and it has an impact on kids. The hurried child syndrome is represented by the following statistics: Recent research on the effects of rushed kid syndrome shows that the suicide and homicide rates have tripled over the past 20 years, childhood obesity has grown by 50%, and 15–25% of young children are "failing" kindergarten. Millions of children receive medications in an effort to "manage" them better at home and in school. According to recent statistics, 40% of adolescent girls who engage in sexual activity will become pregnant by the time they reach maturity, and 70% of virgin girls will not be virgins. The leading cause of mortality for youths today is drug and alcohol abuse, but suicide rates are also rising. Five thousand youngsters commit suicide each year.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Sept. 10, 2022
Prevalence of Job Stress and Presenteeism among Nurses in Hospitals of Hafr Al-Batin City, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Ardini Al-Mutairi, Manal Massad Al-Mutairi, Mishaal Sunhat Al-Sahli, Khalid Bijad almutairi, Adel Ghazai Almutairi, Madhawi saud almutairi
Page no 185-199
Currently, both job stress and presenteeism are critical problems. Job stress carries enormous costs for healthcare workers and nurses in terms of overall wellbeing, presenteeism, and turnover, which in turn affect the quality of patient healthcare services. The objectives of this research were to uncover the extent of presenteeism and job stress among nurses in hospitals in Hafr Al-Batin, a city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional study was conducted. The study sample included 146 nurses working in Hafr Al-Batin hospitals. Data were collected from May to June 2020. For analysis, the researcher used two tools, the Expanded Nursing Stress Scale (ENSS) and the Stanford Presenteeism Scale-6 (SPS-6). The data was subsequently analyzed by descriptive statistics and Spearman’s correlation coefficient. Study results showed that the mean values of job stress and presenteeism were both high. Furthermore, there was a relationship between the overall presenteeism and overall job stress experienced among staff nurses. The results of this research would aid both nursing administrators and hospital managers in designing effective strategies to reduce job stress and manage presenteeism among staff nurses in the hospitals of Hafr Al-Batin.
This review's objective is to provide you with the most recent data about POEMS syndrome. The authors reviewed, compared, and assessed key findings after conducting a literature search of the accessible sources explaining POEMS syndrome. According to the results of this study, POEMS syndrome is related to a class of diseases called monoclonal gammopathies or plasma cell dyscrasias. The unchecked growth of a single clone (monoclonal) of plasma cells causes an abnormal buildup of M-proteins (also known as immunoglobulin) in the blood, which has a detrimental effect on the quality of life for both the patients and their family. To minimize or even eliminate the symptoms, early and appropriate diagnosis and therapy/Treatment are necessary.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Sept. 30, 2022
Assessment of Dietary Pattern and Nutritional Status of BScN 4 Year Nursing Students at a Private Nursing College Lahore
Asia Ahmad, Iqra Batool, Gul e Noor, Faiza Ashraf, Sheeza Samanual, Shazia Ameen, Nadia Naz, Uzma Fiirdous
Page no 203-212
Aim: The present study is to evaluate nutritional status of undergraduate students of Saida Waheed FMH College of Nursing. Methodology: Study design: Descriptive Cross-sectional study design was use to conduct this study. Study setting: Study was conducted at Saida Waheed college of Nursing Lahore. Study population: Students studying at a private Nursing College. Sampling technique: Researchers used Simple Random sampling method to collect sample. Study Duration: This study was completed within 6 months From December 2021 to May 2022. Sample size: The sample size was be 132 undergraduates BScN 4years students. Data Collection tools: Data was collected through adopted QUESTIONAIRE from ISLAMIA COLLEGE BAHWEL PUR FROM MR KHLIL AHMED after taking his consent. Data Analysis Plan: Data was analyzed by using SPSS version 25. Means and standard deviations (SD) was be calculated from continuous data, whereas, categorical data is expressed in frequencies and percentages. Result: In this study the total participants were 132undergraduate BScN 4years students.. Among total participants 58 (43.9%) were male and 74 (56.1%) female. Majority 65 (59.2%) of the participants having age group between 21 to 25 years. 43.2% students were studying in first years , 35.6% in year two,12.1% year three and 9.1 % students studying in year four. Most of the respondents were belong to middle income family 62.9%, only one participants having family income more than 100000. Among them mostly students residing in hostel (65.9 %) and 34.1% were day scholar. Regarding their area of location 68.9% were from Urban and 31.1% belong to rural are. Majority were Muslims (78.0%) as compared to Christian (21.2%) and 1 participant were from Hindu community (24%) consume fat more than 30%. Conclusion: Students are future and backbone of any nation’s and countries. Special attention is needed for their health. Present study findings indicate that 26% of study participants are overweight and obese and few 12% are also suffering from underweight while 62% participants are found with normal Body Mass Index.