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A Concept Analysis of Mentoring in Nursing Leadership  [PDF]
Alexis Kathleen Hodgson, Judith M. Scanlan
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2013.35052

Attention in the literature has been given to the critical state of nursing leadership development. There is a need to identify effective ways to sustain and develop nursing leaders. Mentoring has been identified as an invaluable tool to attract and retain new nurse leaders. Examining the concept of mentoring in nursing leadership provides a greater understanding of its importance in today’s healthcare system. The concept of mentoring will be analyzed using the framework developed by Walker and Avant. A literature review was conducted to examine the current usage of the concept of mentoring. Consistent with Walker and Avant’s framework, defining attributes, antecedents, and consequences of mentoring have been identified. Further illustration of this concept is provided by describing model, borderline, related, and contrary cases. Demonstrating the occurrence of the concept of mentoring, Empirical referents will also be explored.

Concept Analysis: Family Resilience  [PDF]
Seieun Oh, Sun Ju Chang
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2014.413105
Abstract: Background: Although the concept of family resilience has had increased popularity in recent studies, conceptual and methodological issues need to be addressed. Aim: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the current status of the concept of family resilience in research and to suggest future needed directions for research. Methods: The structure of the analysis derives from Rodgers’ evolutionary concept analysis. Data for the analysis were retrieved using six electronic databases through phrasal search with “family resilience” as search terms. 38 were included in the current review. Results: Six dimensions of family resilience were identified: 1) collective confidence; 2) interconnectedness; 3) positive life view; 4) resourcefulness; 5) open communication patterns; and 6) collaborative problem-solving. Three possible antecedents of family resilience were identified: 1) perceived sense of disequilibrium; 2) spirituality/shared belief systems or religious beliefs; and 3) families’ strong will to overcome adversities. Consequences of being resilient include: 1) acceptance of the situation; 2) change in life perspectives; 3) enhanced relationship qualities; 4) reinforcement of resilient properties; and 5) improved health-related outcomes. Conclusion: Although the concept of resilience has been adopted as a useful strength-based perspective to understand family adaptation in the presence of adversity, it still needs further conceptual and methodological refinements. Multiple dimensions, cultural differences and variations of the concept within longitudinal designs should be examined with data gathered from multiple family members in order to improve family resilience research and its application to nursing practice. Implications for future research and intervention are suggested.
Serenity—Uses in the Care of Chronically Ill Older Patients: A Concept Clarification  [PDF]
Margaretha Norell Pejner
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2015.51001
Abstract: Serenity is an emotional experience that contributes to the acceptance of a situation. One phenomenon in the care of chronically ill older patients and patients in end of life care is that too much focus is placed on the patient’s disease. This can contribute to anxiety, sadness or sense of isolation. For older people that are chronically ill or in care at the end of life, it is important that the registered nurse can help them to find serenity. Further knowledge is needed about how the concept of serenity is used in relation to the care of older chronically ill patients. Aim: The purpose of this concept analysis was to clarify how serenity is used in nursing and in relation to the care of chronically ill older patients. Method: The study follows Rodgers’ evolutionary method of concept analysis. Findings: Serenity is a state of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance when life conditions can be managed or accepted. Through the experience of serenity the chronically ill older patient is able to find or develop the self in order to continue with dignity. The concept is most used at the lowest described levels of the self, including a perception of personal safety. The highest level involves a sense of wholeness and awareness. Conclusion: The concept of serenity is used in relation to chronically ill older patients as a condition where the patient finds balance and thus can manage or accept their situation. Chronically ill older patients will not recover. For that reason it needed a better understanding about what factors to experience serenity are needed. Further research is also needed to examine how registered nurses can support older chronically patients in finding serenity with the help of nursing interventions.
Concept Clarification of Moral Case Deliberation  [PDF]
Dara Rasoal
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2018.86031
Abstract: Background: Health care professionals have encountered ethically difficult situations for decades in their clinical practice. Various clinical ethics support has been established in order to deal with these issues. Moral case deliberation is a new developed approach that deliberates over ethically difficult cases in clinical practice. However, there is lack of knowledge that describes the characteristics of the moral case deliberation and how this differs to related clinical ethics support where a concept analysis may clarify the differences. Aim: To analyse the concept of moral case deliberation and related concepts. Methods: Integrative literature review. Rodger’s evolutionary view of concept analysis has been used for clarification of the concept. Using specific keywords in the databases, searching for peer-reviewed academic paper published in English between 1995-2017 in the CINAHL, MEDLINE, Psych Info, Academic Search Elite and AMED. Results: Moral case deliberation (MCD) was defined as an approach with four specific characteristics: 1) Perspective sharing via dialogue, 2) training moral awareness, 3) moral emotional deliberation, and 4) moral support and joint learning. The presence of a facilitator who is trained in a specific method for the MCD reflection seemed to be important when stimulating the discussion from a patient perspective. Conclusions: Clarify the concept of moral case deliberation can be useful for healthcare professionals when choosing a facilitate-base reflection. Through a mutual dialogue and perspective sharing can MCD train staff members in moral awareness, create a space for emotions to be expressed and finally work as an platform for joint learning.
Professional Socialization in Nursing: An Evolutionary Concept Analysis
MR Din mohammadi,F Rafii,H Peyravi,N Mehrdad
Hayat Journal of Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery , 2010,
Abstract: Background & Objective: Professional socialization is defined as the process of acquiring knowledge and skills; and internalizing values, attitudes, and norms to develop professional identity. This process occurs primarily during formal education programs and continues during orientation to hospital settings. The aim of this study was to clarify professional socialization concept; and to identify its attributes, antecedents and consequences in nursing context. Methods & Materials: Rodgers' evolutionary method of concept analysis was used to facilitate clarification of professional socialization concept in nursing. The search, performed on scientific databases using the keywords: 'socialization', 'professional socialization' and 'nursing', resulted in findings of a sample of 446 papers covering the period 1995 to 2009 represented the disciplines of nursing and related sciences. After applying inclusion and exclusion criteria, a total of 47 articles and four books were included in the final analysis. The process was audited by two independent experts to ensure neutrality and credibility of the study and to reduce the potentials for bias. Results: The result of the analysis showed that professional socialization is a complex process consisting of four critical attributes: learning, being interactive, developing, and being adaptive. Comprehensive educational programs, competent role models, and provision of adequate field experiences were antecedents for these attributes. The widespread and diverse consequences of professional socialization depend on personal, situational, and organizational factors. Thus, while occurrence of socialization process generates benefits, its nonoccurrence entails severe consequences. Conclusion: Professional socialization process is a complex, diverse, dynamic, ongoing, inevitable, and unpredictable process. This process can have both positive and negative consequences on professional development. However, negative consequences are more prominently documented in the literature. Thus, successful socialization requires establishing facilities in education and practice. The purpose of this revolutionary concept analysis was to focus on significance and how-to-apply ways of the concept in nursing. These findings not only are added to the body of knowledge, but also serve as an important impetus for further theory development and research in nursing.
Veri Tabanlar nda Bilgi Ke fine Formel Bir Yakla m: K s m 2 - E le tirme Sorgular ve Algoritmalar / A Formal Approach to Discovery in Very Large Databases: Part 2 - Association Queries and Algorithms
Hayri Sever,Buket O?uz
Bilgi Dünyas? , 2003,
Abstract: In this study we utilize formal concept analysis to model association rules. Formal concept analysis provides a topological structure for a universe of objects and attributes. By exploiting the relationship between objects and attributes, formal concept analysis then introduces an entity called a concept. A concept is a set of attributes and objects. The attributes are maximally possessed by the set of objects and similarly the objects are the maximal set which all possess the set of attributes. Formal concept analysis deals with formal mathematical tools and techniques to develop and analyze relationship between concepts and to develop concept structures. We propose and develop a connection between association rule mining and formal concept analysis. We show that dependencies found by an association query can be derived from a concept structure. We have extended formal concept analysis framework to the association rule mining. We use analysis of market-basket problem, a specific case of association rule mining, to achieve this extension. This extension provides a natural basis for complexity analysis of the association rule mining. This extension can also help in developing a unified framework for common data mining problems.
Veri Tabanlar nda Bilgi Ke fine Formel Bir Yakla m: K s m 1 - E le tirme Sorgular ve Algoritmalar / A Formal Approach to Discovery in Very Large Databases: Part 1 - Association Queries and Algorithms
Hayri Sever,Buket O?uz
Bilgi Dünyas? , 2002,
Abstract: In the last two decades, we have witnessed an explosive growth in our capabilities to both collect and store data, and generate even more data by further computer processing. In fact, it is estimated that the amount of information in the world doubles every 20 months. Our inability to interpret and digest these data, as readily as they are accumulated, has created a need for a new generation of tools and techniques for automated and intelligent database analysis. Consequently, the discipline of knowledge discovery in databases (KDD), which deals with the study of such tools and techniques, has evolved into an important and active area of research because of theoretical challenges and practical applications associated with the problem of discovering (or extracting) valuable, interesting and previously unknown knowledge from very large real-world databases. Many aspects of KDD have been investigated in several related fields such as database systems, machine learning, intelligent information systems, statistics, and expert systems. In the first part of our study (Part I), we discuss the fundamental issues of KDD as well as its process oriented view with a special emphasis on modelling association rules. In the second part (Part II), a follow-up study of this article, association queries will be modelled by formal concept analysis.
Análise de vizinhan?a: uma nova abordagem para avaliar a rede proposicional de mapas conceituais
Cicuto, Camila Aparecida Tolentino;Correia, Paulo Rogério Miranda;
Revista Brasileira de Ensino de Física , 2012, DOI: 10.1590/S1806-11172012000100012
Abstract: the deep analysis of concept maps (cmaps) may reveal latent information that is not perceived from the simple reading of its propositional network. this paper proposes the neighborhood analysis (nean) as an innovative way to assess the cmaps obtained in a classroom. the selection of a compulsory concept (cc) allows teachers to evaluate how the students relate it to other concepts, which are classified as neighbor concepts (ncs). the propositions established between the cc, and the ncs are enough to indicate the students' level of understanding on the mapped subject. cmaps (n = 69) about climate change are the first set of empirical data that confirms the potential of nean. dispersion was selected as cc in order to check whether students can relate this physical phenomenon with the global perspective of climate change. the patterns found from the nean suggest that, despite being exposed to the same didactic activities, some students could not use the cc properly. this may be explained from david ausubel's learning theory, which stresses the critical role of prior knowledge in the assimilation process of new information.
Combining Personal Ontology and Collaborative Filtering to Design a Document Recommendation System  [PDF]
Deng-Neng CHEN, Yao-Chun CHIANG
Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM) , 2009, DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2009.24038
Abstract: With the advance of information technology, people could retrieve and manage their information more easily. However, the information users are still confused of information overloading problem. The recommendation system is designed based on personal preferences. It can recommend the fittest information to users, and it would help users to obtain in-formation more conveniently and quickly. In our research, we design a recommendation system based on personal ontology and collaborative filtering technologies. Personal ontology is constructed by Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) algorithm and the collaborative filtering is design based on ontology similarity comparison among users. In order to evaluate the performance of our recommendation system, we have conducted an experiment to estimate the users’ satisfaction of our experiment system. The results show that, combining collaborative filtering technology with FCA in a recommendation system can get better users’ satisfaction.
Uso do conceito de aprendizagem em estudos relacionados ao trabalho e organiza??es
Coelho Junior, Francisco Antonio;Borges-Andrade, Jairo Eduardo;
Paidéia (Ribeir?o Preto) , 2008, DOI: 10.1590/S0103-863X2008000200002
Abstract: literature on organizational behavior presents several studies referring to the learning concept applied to the context of organizations, however, its use lacks critical or systematic analyses. this study aimed to develop a conceptual analysis of the word learning that can justify its transposition to organizational studies. ryle's conceptual analysis techniques were applied. as a result, the text demonstrates that the nature of the multifaceted learning concept favors the appearance of various definitions associated with it. given the levels and dimensions discussed regarding the word learning, a more systematized use of the concept in organizational studies is expected.
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