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Evidence-Based Practice: What it Is and What it Is Not
Overview: What is evidence-based practice and where does evidence-based practice fit into the professional practice of nursing? This program presents the learner with important concepts about the relationship between nursing practice and nursing research and how evidence-based practice influences decisions,…
The Nursing Assistant: Personal Care Skills for the Care Provider
Part of the Series: The Nursing Assistant
While a person's sense of dignity and self-worth are often related to feeling clean and well groomed, personal care and grooming are also important factors in maintaining health and controlling infection. Care providers often become responsible for the personal care…
TRANSforming Healthcare: Transgender Cultural Competency for Medical Providers
Members of the transgender community face many barriers when attempting to access health care. Medical providers are not required to learn about transgender people during their schooling, so are often ill prepared to meet the medical needs of this socially…
Health Promotion: A Feminist Critique
Part of the Series: Health Promotion Collection
A video from ECU's archive of documentaries and teaching films. Dr Lynne Hunt, Department of Health Studies, Edith Cowan University, questions the appropriateness of mainstream health promotion for women. The critique is followed by examples of health promotion in the…
An Introduction to Negligence for Health Professionals
A video from ECU's archive of documentaries and teaching films. Health professionals may face an action in negligence if a patient suffers damage and the delivery of the health care was below the expected standard for the ordinary reasonable practitioner.…
Competent Care In a Culturally Diverse Nation
Culturally competent care adapts care interventions to the cultural needs and preferences (ethnic and religious beliefs, values, and practices) of diverse clients. This program provides practical and effective methods of recognizing and dealing with the special needs of different cultures.
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…
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…
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…
Protecting Your Body At Work
In an average workday, healthcare workers are required to stand or sit for long periods of time and lift heavy, cumbersome weight, often non-ambulatory patients, sometimes in awkward positions or in confined spaces such as bathrooms. As a result, the…
3 videos
Health Promotion: in Aboriginal Communities
Part of the Series: Health Promotion Collection
A video from ECU's archive of documentaries and teaching films. In this programme Dr Sherry Saggers, Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, & co-author of 'Aboriginal Health in Society: The Traditional & Contemporary Aboriginal Struggle for Better Health', argues the case…
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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What Do You See? - Seeing Every Patient as an Individual
What Do You See? highlights the importance of seeing every patient as an individual, interacting with them, and treating them with compassion. This influential and moving program is critical for every organization that works with the infirm. Insights: Provides insight…
Assessing Needs in Health Promotion
A video from ECU's archive of documentaries and teaching films. This program presents the two-stage model of community health needs assessments outlined by Hawe, Degeling and Hall (1990) in their text "Evaluating Health Promotion". Using a variety of case studies,…
Professionalism in Healthcare
Series Overview: Nurses continue to outrank other professions in Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics Ratings of Professions since they were added to the list in 1999. What gives nurses such respect is their professionalism and dedication to their patients. This…
2 videos
Documentation
Series Overview: Though not a therapy or course of treatment, documentation is a critical component of providing nursing care. Whether electronically or in print, the recording of a patient's condition, treatment and response to treatment, provides the crucial information needed…
2 videos
Understanding the Use of Adaptive Devices for ADL
Helping the client/resident achieve a maximum level of independence used to be a responsibility soley for occupational therapists, but more & more health care professionals are finding themselves assisting the patients with activities of daily living. The program provides information…
HIPAA for Medical Assistants
Series Overview: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was the beginning step of a complex but important reform of the American healthcare system and has led to a number of practice changes in all areas of…
3 videos
Health Promotion: Wellness
Part of the Series: Health Promotion Collection
A video from ECU's archive of documentaries and teaching films. Dr Grant Donovan, Wellness Officer, Western Australian Ministry of Sport and Recreation, puts the case for the 'Wellness Movement', arguing that health promotion has been too involved with disease avoidance…