Doreen Westera

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Enhancing Communication and Counselling Skills in Today's Nursing Practice
This playlist consists of 7 video programs with each program focussing on a particular communication and counselling skill. Developed by: Doreen Westra (RN, MScN, MEd) Doreen Westera is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, Memorial University. She is…
7 videos
Home Visiting in Community Health Nursing
Part of the Series: Community Health and Family Nursing
Home visiting is part of the every-day experience of community health nurses. This video program examines the practice of home visiting from the perspectives of both a public health nurse and a home care nurse. Advantages, possible contexts and the…
Spirituality in Health Care
Part of the Series: Spiritual Nursing Collection
This video focuses on the concept of spirituality. Various definitions of spirituality are examined. Through a variety of interviews, common expressions of spirituality, such as religion, art, music, nature, and writing are explored. The place of spirituality in health care…
Primary Health Care in Community Health Nursing
Part of the Series: Community Health and Family Nursing
This video program illustrates the interconnection between primary health care and community health nursing. Examples are given which illustate how the principles of primary health care are integrated into community health nursing practice. The role of the community health nurse…
Community Health Nursing: A Practical View
Part of the Series: Community Health and Family Nursing
The "real world" of community health nursing practice in rural and urban settings is explored through the voices and activities of home health nurses and public health nurses. This video highlights differences and commonalities between these two types of nursing…
Spirituality
Part of the Series: Spirituality in Health and Nursing Care
This video program examines the concept of spirituality, exploring the diversity of meanings and themes given to the term and distinguishing it from religion. Various expressions of spirituality are illustrated. Viewers are stimulated to reflect upon their own spirituality.
Family Assessment in Community Health Nursing
Part of the Series: Community Health and Family Nursing
This video program focuses on family assessment within the context of community health nursing practice. In this video, front line community health nurses illustrate the goals, processes, and issues inherent in assessing families. Tools of family assessment are also discussed,…
Community Development in Community Health Nursing
Part of the Series: Community Health and Family Nursing
In this video program, the experiences of community health nurses and community members are used to examine the concept and principles of community development. How community development fits within community health nursing practice is illustrated, including the role of the…
Community and Aggregate Assessment
Part of the Series: Community Health and Family Nursing
This video program focuses on the process and issues inherent in assessing a geographic community and various aggregates within such a couumunity, using a partnership approach. The concept and methods of community/aggregate assessment are described, as is the role of…
Emergency Management in Public Health - The H1N1 Example
Part of the Series: Community Health and Family Nursing
This video focuses on the activities of public health professionals and their partners as they illustrate the stages of emergency management: prevention and mitigation; preparedness; response to the disaster; and recovery following the disaster. Although these stages may be applicable…
Spirituality in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Clinicians
Part of the Series: Spiritual Nursing Collection
Through the comments of four professionals, the place of spirituality in the care of children and adolescents is explored in this video. Childhood and adolescent spirituality is discussed, including the impact of developmental stages on spirituality. Examples from practice are…
Spirituality in Palliative Care
Part of the Series: Spirituality in Health and Nursing Care
This video illustrates how death and dying impacts on both a client's spirituality and family members' spirituality. Key spiritual issues and needs that come to the forefront for palliative care clients and their families are also identified. Spiritual resources that…
Family Intervention in Community Health Nursing
Part of the Series: Community Health and Family Nursing
This video program focuses on various aspects of family nursing interventions within the context of community health nursing practice. In this video, front line community health nurses share their insights and practice stories, enabling a myriad of community health nursing…
Spirituality in Addictions
Part of the Series: Spiritual Nursing Collection
Through the comments of an addictions counsellor and a married couple who have each struggled with addictions, the place of spirituality and religion in the context of addictions is explored in this video. How addictions impact a person's whole being…
Spiritual Care in Gerontological Nursing
Part of the Series: Spirituality in Health and Nursing Care
Illustrated in the lives of two elderly people, this video focuses on how spirituality is expressed and nurtured in older adults. Key spiritual issues and spiritual needs are examined, including those pertaining to the cognitively impaired older adult. Qualities of…
Spiritual Care In Nursing Practice
Part of the Series: Spiritual Nursing Collection
This video examines the rationale and the place of spirituality in nursing practice through the eyes of a critical care nurse. Guidelines for incorporating spiritual care into practice are explored, as well as nursing skills necessary for effective spiritual care.…
Nurses and Spiritual Care
Part of the Series: Spirituality in Health and Nursing Care
This video program examines the rationale for and principles of nursing involvement in spiritual care, describes qualities in the nurse which are conducive to providing effective spiritual care, identifies specific spiritual interventions and discusses the partnership between nursing and pastoral…
Spirituality in HIV/AIDS
Part of the Series: Spiritual Nursing Collection
Through the comments of a professional who works with people afflicted with HIV/AIDS, as well as a woman who is HIV-positive, this video focuses on the place of spirituality in HIV/AIDS. How a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS impacts the whole person…
Spirituality in Mental Health Care
Part of the Series: Spirituality in Health and Nursing Care
This video focuses on two clients: one diagnosed with schizophrenia and one diagnosed with manic depressive illness. It explains the rationale for incorporating spirituality into mental health care. Expressions of spirituality that nurture mental health are described. How a mental…
Programming in Community Health Nursing
Part of the Series: Community Health and Family Nursing
This video explores aspects of programming in community health nursing. In particular, it focuses on the stages of programming - assessment to determine the need, program development, program implementation and program evaluation. To illustrate the process, community health nurses and…