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Immunizing Children Who Fear and Resist Needles: Is it a Problem for Nurses?
(Nursing Forum, 2010)
Despite increasing evidence that immunization procedures can be stressful for children, little is known about what the experience of immunizing frightened and needle resistant children can be like for nurses. This article ...
Paternal postpartum depression: How can nurses help?
(Contemporary Nurse, 2010)
Men’s emotional health can be overlooked during their partner’s pregnancy and throughout the fi rst postpartum year. Postpartum depression, once expected only in new mothers, is now estimated to occur in 4–25% of new ...
CV - Dr. Virginia Vandall-Walker
Online Interest Groups: Virtual Gathering Spaces to Promote Graduate Student Interaction
(International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 2012)
This article discusses a 15 month educational innovation project, the objective of which was to investigate the perceptions of health profession students about their participation in a program-wide virtual community gathering ...
Relocation stress in long term care: How staff can help
(Canadian Nursing Home, 2013)
Relocating can be stressful and even traumatic for older adults, particularly when the relocation is involuntary. Reports that relocating older people is detrimental to their wellbeing, health and survival are well ...
Developmental disabilities co-occurring with Mental illness
(Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Research Partnership Program, 2013)
Facilitating Constructivist Learning Environments Using Mind Maps and Concept Maps as Advance Organizers
(ournal for the Practical Application of Constructivist Theory in Education, 2013)
Constructivist learning environments, where facilitators build on what learners already know, are grounded in instructional scaffolding. Advance organizers such as mind maps and concept maps are scaffolds that provide ...
Asynchronous online peer assistance: Telephone messages of encouragement in post licensure nursing programs
(Journal of Peer Learning, 2012)
Peer assistance activities can strengthen online learning environments. And yet, like other professional adult learners, working post licensure nurses attending university part time to upgrade their credentials may have ...
Overcoming barriers to role transition during an online post LPN to BN program
(Nurse Education in Practice, 2011)
Canadian Licensed Practical Nurses continuing their education in an online Bachelor of Nursing program face unique barriers as they transition towards a new and more complex nursing role. This qualitative descriptive ...
Peer E-Mentoring Podcasts in a Self-Paced Course
(Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2011)
This article describes how podcasts from senior students were used as brief peer mentoring tools in an asynchronous, self-paced, text-based, introductory online nursing course. An increasing number of distance educators ...