Doreen Westera

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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.
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…
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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…
Spiritual Care and Life Threatening Illness
Part of the Series: Spirituality in Health and Nursing Care
This video illustrates how life threatening illness could impact a person's spirituality. Spiritual issues and needs are explored, as well as how a person's spirituality could impact upon his response to life threatening illness. Spiritual resources that can be used…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Spirituality in Parkinson's
Part of the Series: Spiritual Nursing Collection
Through the voices of two people with Parkinson's disease, the place of spirituality in Parkinson's is explored in this video. The meaning of Parkinson's in the person's life is also explored, including the impact of the person's spirituality in managing…
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 Arthritis
Part of the Series: Spiritual Nursing Collection
Through the comments of a woman with arthritis, the place of spirituality in the management of arthritis is explored in this video. Spiritual needs are also addressed, such as the need for meaning and purpose, hope, and love and relatedness.…
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…
Resilience in Health Crises
Part of the Series: Spiritual Nursing Collection
In this video program, the concept of resilience is explored, using the experience of a woman who is dealing with a chronic health problem - plus the experience of her family. Factors contributing to the development and maintenance of resilience…
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…
Spiritual Assessment in Health Care
Part of the Series: Spiritual Nursing Collection
This video focuses on the place of spiritual assessment in health care. Through interviews with two people experiencing chronic health problems, the video explores questions for clinicians to use to assess the spiritual dimension. Guidelines for health professionals in conducting…