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1 Alarm fatigue: An alarming situationAs the healthcare system of the United States continues to advance technologically, it seems that one cannot enter an intensive care unit (ICU) without being inundated with alarms from various monitors and pumps. Alarm fatigue, defined as the lack of response to an alarm due to sensory overload and...Patient monitoring - Nursing; Monitor alarms (Medicine); Nurses - Attitudes; Medical instruments and apparatus; Alarm reaction2014-12
2 Developing and Evaluating a Resilience Curriculum for Nurse Residency ProgramsPurpose: There is a nursing shortage worldwide, which is partially due to nurses leaving the workforce prematurely. This phenomenon has been particularly prevalent within emergency, critical care, and oncology. This burnout has been linked to a concept termed "compassion fatigue", where nurses' abil...2017
3 Resilience in Bereaved Dementia CaregiversResilience is defined by Luther et al. 2000, as "a dynamic process encompassing positive adaptation within the context of significant adversity" (p. 543). According to Luther, two conditions are implied in this definition: "(1) exposure to significant threat or severe adversity; and (2) the achievem...2018
4 Indicators of Burden in Conversations Between CaregiversWhen facing a challenge to provide sufficient resources and services to a growing elderly population, family caregivers will be required to provide the majority of care at home, leading to increased stress and burden. While this phenomenon is well-recognized in the research literature, and many atte...2018
5 Me & My Wishes: an Examination of Resident Preferences in Nursing Home Care ConferencesWith an increasingly older population in the United States, many older adults are expected to dwell in nursing homes (NHs)-a place where they may also experience the end of their life (EOL). Despite the growing number of older adults in NHs, meaningful discussions about preferences for end-of-life (...2019
6 Contraception Knowledge and Attitudes Among Hispanic WomenPurpose: Unintended pregnancies are among the most troubling public health concerns and a major reproductive health issue in women's health (Yazdkhasti, Pourreza, Pirak & Abdi, 2015). Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, with the highest rates among Blacks, Hispanics, ...2019
7 Lost in Translation: Perceptions of Patient Centered Care Among Iraqi Muslim WomenIraqi Muslim women encounter many barriers to receiving patient-centered care in the U.S. health system. When expectations between the patient and provider differ and a disconnect or misunderstanding occurs, Iraqi women can be at risk for unintended poor quality care. Health providers have incentive...2019
8 Barries to Women's Access to Perinatal Mental Health Care in Rural UtahMedicaid insures the majority of childbearing women visiting public health departments in rural Utah. A majority of these women live below the state and federal poverty thresholds, and few have more than a high school education. It is important that health resources be tailored to meet the unique ne...2019
9 Symptom Experiences of Adolescents and Young Adults with CancerBackground/Objectives: Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer are a patient population that is oftentimes overlooked. The symptoms that they experience as a result of their cancer and cancer treatment negatively impact their quality of life. The purpose of this study was to analyze the prio...2019
10 Utah Women with Bleeding Disorders: Experiences with Pregnancy and ChildbirthApproximately 1% of women in the U.S. have a bleeding disorder (BD), yet many are not aware of their condition despite symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding. Women with BDs are more likely to experience heavy obstetrical bleeding compared to those without BDs. However, population-based data on p...2019
11 Providers Responses to the Implementation of one Key Question(R) into the University of Utah Healthcare SystemUnintended pregnancies account for almost half of all pregnancies in the United States. An unplanned pregnancy can lead to negative health and social consequences for both the mother and child (Gold, Sonfield, Richards, & Frost, 2009). Unintended pregnancy is also correlated with an increased burden...2019
12 Hospital Acquired Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic stem Cell TransplantationPurpose The purpose of this thesis was to investigate hospital acquired bloodstream infections, in pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), using a subset of data from an ongoing study. The goal of the larger study was to track changes in central line-associated ...2020
13 A mentorship model for educationally underrepresented high school students interested in the nursing professionEvidence demonstrates that when workforce diversity does not reflect the population receiving care, patients' care and outcomes can be negatively affected (Sullivan Commission, 2004). One of the many approaches to addressing this complex issue is the use of mentorship programs to increase diversity ...2020
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