HIV Infection and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Status, Challenges, and Opportunities

Kharsany and Karim (2016) carried out a systematic review looking into the epidemiology of HIV infections across sub-Saharan Africa covering the factors that promote high incidence and mortality rates. Moreover, it investigates the priorities for mitigating the progression of HIV to an epidemic. It considers the means of maximizing the usage of the already limited resources to achieve these objectives. These objectives were diverse making the discussion widely informative but poorly focused. Kharsany and Karim (2016) did little to describe their methods of selecting sources for their report; hence, it is impossible to note if they conducted the due diligence necessary to pick the right publications...

Why does the Public Education Can Help to Increase Breastfeeding Rates in the United States?

The Contribution of Public Education to Increasing Breastfeeding Rates in the United States Name Institutional Affiliation The contribution of Public Education to Increasing Breastfeeding Rates in the United States Abstract Breastfeeding among mothers in the United States is alarmingly low, despite the high rates of initiation. The low rate of breastfeeding among the mothers is despite the knowledge of health, financial and psychological benefits of breastfeeding to the mother, the child and their families (Brenner & Buescher, 2011). The indication is that the mothers who begin with the intention to breastfeed receive inadequate support and education that can facilitate their commitment...

The Impact of Nurse Residency

The Impact of Nurse Residency/Transition Programs in Reducing Work Bullying, Stress, Burnout and Violence among New Graduate Registered Nurses Analysis There were 7 out of the 10 articles discussed that showed the issues of bullying and violence as a culture in nursing. Cantrell examined the prevalence of the newly graduated nurses concerning their vulnerability through surveying 550 of them (190). According to the survey, more than half (57%) of those who participated said that they have experienced being undervalued by others, this is according to Beecroft, Dorey, Wenten (200). Out of this, there were 35% reported to have experienced their learning process prevented by the other nurses....

Self-directed Learning Readiness among Nurses in Teaching and Non-Teaching Hospitals

Self-directed Learning Readiness among Nurses in Teaching and Non-Teaching Hospitals CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTIONThe ability to demonstrate self-directed learning amongst nurses is perceived as an essential element of professional practice amongst them. Self-directed Learning (SDL) plays a key role in enabling nurses to continue updating and advancing their knowledge throughout their professional career. Nursing education and practice have currently been changing, and there is a need keep pace and continue supporting the nurses in the areas of critical thinking, creativity, and the problem-solving. The increase in the complexity of the obligations and the roles in the health care sector require the...

Proposal

Proposal Student’s Name Course Title Professor’s Name Date of Submission Medication adherence explains the degree to which persons take medicines as recommended. Medication Adherence for HIV patients in sub-Saharan African has been low due to various factors including culture, stigma, lack of knowledge about status, cost of transportation to the hospital and other issues. This problem results in health complications such as drug resistance, hospitalizations, mortality, disease progression, mortality, and increasing healthcare costs. Even though ideal adherence can be achieved regardless of available resources, long-term medication adherence has been a challenge in sub-Saharan Africa....

Nurse Fatigue

Nursing Fatigue Name Institution Affiliation Nurse fatigue has been a significant issue for most nurses that have extended hours’ shifts. Due to the fatigue, most nurses tend to make many errors that interfere with the safety of the patients they are taking care of. It is, therefore, recommended that the nurse shifts be of manageable hours when the nurses can deliver adequately to their patients (Seitz, 2016). The article that I have used on this topic, shows the impacts of long hours shifts that are conducted by the nurses in their places of work. For instance, when comparing the work delivery of nurses who are working on 8 hours’ shift with those that work for twelve hours, it is...

Medication Adherence for HIV Patients in Sub Saharan Africa

Medication Adherence for HIV Patients in Sub-Saharan Africa Name: Institution: Date: Abstract HIV is common among all continents in the world and Africa is not an exception. With antiretroviral drugs, it has become relatively easy to manage this viral infection in the paper. Another picture is painted when research is done as it reveals that adherence to the medication is a big issue in sub-Saharan Africa. Various researches have been carried out to figure out why patients don’t take medication as required. Research conducted in the past three years indicates that medication adherence of HIV patients in sub-Saharan Africa is below average. The prominent issue in all the studies has been...

Manifestations of Asthma

Manifestations of Asthma Institution: Name: Abstract Asthma refers to a situation in which individual airways swell and narrow producing excess of mucus. It is characterized by a general breathing problem that often causes breath shortness, coughing and wheezing. To some individuals, this disorder is a challenge while to others it’s a minor nuisance. This text starts by describing the general clinical and pathophysiology manifestation of the disorder giving the difference between early and late-stage reaction. Since it is difficult to provide a complete cure for asthma, the text highlights its common signs and symptoms, general triggers and risk factors associated with it. This is...

Hypothetical Results from the Survey

Hypothetical Results from the Survey Student Name Institutional Affiliation Hypothetical Results from the Survey Question 1: What is your initial level of education in nursing? The hypothetical data report on the initial education level in nursing views education from four viewpoints that include high school, associate’s degree, baccalaureate degree, and graduate degree levels. The underlying assumption is that an individual’s initial education level in the profession is either high school, associate’s degree, baccalaureate degree or the graduate degree. As per the results from the hypothetical data, 54.7% of the population indicated that their initial level of education in nursing is...

Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions Name Institution Discussion Questions: How Nurses Identify Knowledge Relevant in Clinical Practice The challenge of translating research findings into a clinical element of practice among nurses is a major challenge faced by the nurses within the industry. Ideally, most of the information presented in the databases may not be comprehensive and self-explanatory as most would expect. Therefore, a good nurse will identify the relevant information from the findings by exploring the coverage of the research indicated in the time constraints, consistency as well as the accuracy of the data. Similarly, making an inference to the same system would consider identifying specific...