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McGuire S.,Walden University
Advances in Nursing Science | Year: 2014

Nurses in North America have a distinguished history of involvement in immigrant health due to the immigrant character of this region. The Western Hemisphere is a region composed of recent migrants from nearly every corner of the globe. Complicated economic, environmental, and social dynamics contribute to these various migration patterns and commensurate health-related issues - physical, psychological, and spiritual. Nurses attuned to health issues of newer immigrants' lives use newfound knowledge to shape the care they provide, and political advocacy. This article updates our understandings of migration, utilizing critical perspectives to analyze contemporary dynamics of migration and respective health issues. Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Bonura K.B.,Walden University
International journal of yoga therapy | Year: 2011

Yoga is an effective complementary approach to health maintenance and promotion for older adults and has been demonstrated to support many dimensions of psychological wellbeing, from everyday stress to anxiety, depression, and coping with health challenges. Yoga has the potential to be even more effective when consciously and systematically integrated into an individual's overall self-care and medical care program, through deliberate and open dialogue among patients, healthcare professionals, and yoga professionals. The purpose of this article is to (1) briefly review the psychological benefits of yoga practice for older adults; (2) outline practice guidelines for older adult yoga, including key postures; and (3) provide some basic practical guidelines for both healthcare professionals referring patients to yoga and yoga teachers interested in working with older adults.

Kurtz S.L.,Walden University
American Journal of Infection Control | Year: 2016

When asking healthcare workers to wash their hands, perhaps a better message would be to ask them not to transmit diseases. This changes the emphasis from a single act of adherence to a concept of behavior change. Proper hand hygiene, proper use of personal protective equipment, and cough etiquette are the means to an end, to stop the transfer to organisms and disease, but not the ultimate goal itself. The ultimate goal is to stop the transmission of diseases and ultimately to decrease the occurrence of healthcare associated infections. © 2016 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

Kebritchi M.,Walden University | Kebritchi M.,University of Central Florida | Hirumi A.,University of Central Florida | Bai H.,University of Central Florida
Computers and Education | Year: 2010

This study examined the effects of a computer game on students' mathematics achievement and motivation, and the role of prior mathematics knowledge, computer skill, and English language skill on their achievement and motivation as they played the game. A total of 193 students and 10 teachers participated in this study. The teachers were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. A mixed method of quantitative and interviews were used with Multivariate Analysis of Co-Variance to analyze the data. The results indicated significant improvement of the achievement of the experimental versus control group. No significant improvement was found in the motivation of the groups. Students who played the games in their classrooms and school labs reported greater motivation compared to the ones who played the games only in the school labs. Prior knowledge, computer and English language skill did not play significant roles in achievement and motivation of the experimental group. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Bloom T.,State Correctional Institute | Friedman H.,Walden University
Behavioural Processes | Year: 2013

Humans accurately read other humans' emotional facial expressions. Little research was found examining human ability to read dogs' expressions. Cross-species research extended facial expression research to chimpanzees, and there is much research on dogs' auditory signaling to humans. To explore humans' ability to identify dogs' facial displays, photographs of a dog's face were taken under behaviorally defined conditions expected to elicit specific emotions. Dog experts consistently rated these photographs. The photographs rated as best by experts were used as stimuli for people experienced and inexperienced with dogs. Both groups were able to read the dog's emotions. Paradoxically, experienced people were less accurate reading aggressiveness. Experienced people were better identifying behaviorally defined situations. Research using behaviorally anchored, standardized photographs is recommended. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

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