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
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…
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 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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
Spiritual Assessment
Part of the Series: Spirituality in Health and Nursing Care
This video discusses the role of the nurse in spiritual assessment as well as the focus and principles of spiritual assessment. Stoll's Guidelines for Spiritual Assessment are used to interview three clients: a woman with fibromyalgia, a man who had…
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.…
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…
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…