The Open Nursing Journal




ISSN: 1874-4346 ― Volume 13, 2019

Note: Average publication time of 18 days between final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication

Editor-in-Chief:

Graham R. Williamson (Biography
Graham R. Williamson

Dr. Williamson obtained his doctorate (Ph.D.) from Plymouth University School of Nursing and Midwifery, where he is an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing. Much of his teaching concerns evidence and nursing practice, and he is responsible for supporting students in clinical practice at the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust. He has published extensively on issues of student support as well as other areas of clinical nursing. He has co-authored texts on undergraduate project planning and action research. Dr Williamson is Associate Editor of The Open Nursing Journal.

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University of Plymouth, School of Nursing and Midwifery
The Exeter School of Nursing
Topsham Rd
Exeter
UK



Associate Editor:

D. Whitehead (Biography
D. Whitehead

Dean Whitehead is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery since January 2015 arriving after 10-years in New Zealand – and the UK prior to that. He sit on several international Executive Editorial / Advisory Journal Boards, including the Journal of Clinical Nursing, Nurse Education Today, International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing and ISRN – Nursing(International Scholarly Research Network). His research interests in health promotion and health education theory and practice, health policy, public health and primary health care. He has over 150 theoretical/research publications in these fields and received the Emerald LiteratiNetwork ‘Highly Commended Award for Excellence 2006’

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Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Sturt Campus
Flinders University
Adelaide
Australia


Editorial Board Members:

C. Aquino-Russell (Biography
C. Aquino-Russell

Dr. Catherine Aquino-Russell completed her B.Sc.N. from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario; a critical care nursing certificate from the Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba; a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg; and a PhD in Nursing from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia while living in Indonesia. She has held numerous education, leadership, and administration positions in hospitals and universities in Canada. She presently holds the position of professor and past BN Program Director, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, Moncton Campus. She is also a Reconnective Healing ® foundational practitioner and certified in Thai Massage.

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Faculty of Nursing-Moncton Campus
University of New Brunswick, Moncton
Fredericton, NB
Canada

H.S. Chen (Biography
H.S. Chen

Dr. Huey-Shys Chen received a Ph.D in Nursing from the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Chen was named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) for her successful nursing career accomplishment. She has published numerous journal articles related to her research and presented her research widely at research conferences and invited presentations. Dr. Chen is also a Fulbright Specialist Scholar. Currently, Dr. Chen serves as associate Dean of Research and Scholarship in College of Nursing at University of Toledo.

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School of Nursing
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH
USA

A.M. Hamdan-Mansour (Biography
A.M. Hamdan-Mansour

Ayman Hamdan-Mansour is a professor in psychiatric nursing. He obtained his PhD from Pittsburgh university school of nursing. Currently he is a professor in psychiatric mental health nursing at the school of nursing, the University of Jordan. His research interest is in substance use, psychiatric nursing care, youth mental health, child and women abuse, and primary mental health care. He has more than 100 theoretical and research articles in this field. He received many awards as distinguished researcher at national and regional level for his research and scientific contribution.

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School of Nursing
The University of Jordan
Amman
Jordan

M.S. Hyun (Biography
M.S. Hyun

Dr. Hyun obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Nursing from the Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Hyun also studied postdoctoral course in University of California, San Francisco. Currently Dr. Hyun is working as a professor and chairman in the College of Nursing, Ajou University, South Korea. She has published more than 80 scientific publications.

Dr. Hyun is currently the editor of this journal, published by Bentham Science Publishers.

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College of Nursing
Ajou University
Gyeonggi-do
S. Korea

R.L.T. Lee (Biography
R.L.T. Lee

Regina has practiced nursing in Canada and Hong Kong. She is currently a full Professor in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Australia. Her research focus on health and development of Child & Adolescent Care. She is the founder and President of Hong Kong School Nurses Association and the Vice President of the Hong Kong College of Paediatric Nursing. Regina is collaborating with WHO and regional experts to conduct research on adolescents’ health and development, especially for children with special health needs. She has developed a Master Program on Child & Adolescent Speciality.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery
University of Newcastle
Newcastle
Australia

P.L. Warren (Biography
P.L. Warren

Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren is a Senior lecturer, Director of Postgraduate Education and Chair of the Maternal and Infant Health Research Theme at Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery at UCC. She is a registered nurse, midwife, and public health nurse and an honours graduate from the School of Nursing and Midwifery in UCC. She holds postgraduate degrees in Public Health Nursing, Masters and PhD in the area of Maternal and Infant Health. Much of her teaching concerns evidence and nursing and midwifery research. She has co-authored texts on theory and conceptual analysis of social support. She has published over 50 peer scientific publications. She is on the Editorial Board of the Open Nursing Journal as well as reviewing papers for a wide range of journals.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery
Brook field Health Sciences Complex
Munster
Ireland

J. Wilkinson (Biography
J. Wilkinson

Dr Wilkinson has a PhD in Vertebrate Physiology form Macquarie University, Sydney where she investigated the impact of caffeine on embryo development. Dr Wilkinson also has postgraduate qualifications in higher education. Dr wilkinson has research interests in education, particularly of health professionals, and the use and pharmacology of complementary medicines. She has published over 80 scientific papers and is an Associate Editor for BMC Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as well as reviewing papers for a wide range of journals.

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School of Biomedical Sciences
Charles Sturt University
Sydney
Australia

I. James
School of Health Sciences
Örebro University
Örebro
Sweden

Z. Chan (Biography
Z. Chan

Zenobia has about 20 years of university teaching experiences. She is a nurse educationalist, her expertise centers on teaching and learning, critical thinking, creativity, teaching innovations, student-centered approach for enquiry. Her research methodological expertise – Qualitative approaches (e.g. grounded theory, case studies, feminist research, phenomenology, ethnography, autoethnography, autobiography, narrative study, postmodernist approach, and metaphorical inquiry.

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School of Nursing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon
Hong Kong

F.A. Gary (Biography
F.A. Gary

Professor of F.A. Gary has done MS in Psychiatric Nursing (Child and Adolescent) and Anthropology, Saint Xavier College, Chicago, IL And EdD, Special Education and Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. She is a Fellow, Academic Administration, American Council on Education, Georgetown University, Washington, DC and Fellow, National Leadership Fellowship, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI. her research interest in Prevention of Mental Health Problems, High Risk Behaviors, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity in Children, Depression in African-Americans, Homeless & Runaway Youth. She has published 63 documents with 1652 Citations and having h-index 17.

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Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
USA

H.G. He (Biography
H.G. He

Dr HE Hong-Gu is an Associate Professor working at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She is the Programme Director for the Women and Children Health Care Research Programme at the department. She has received over two million research grants from various grant organisations including MOH, NMRC, Singapore Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation. She has published over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles. Her main research areas include children’s perioperative care, women and maternal health and chronic diseases management. She has supervised over 10 MSc/PhD students and over 40 honours students.

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Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

C.K.Y. Lai (Biography
C.K.Y. Lai

Dr. Claudia KY LAI is presently an Honorary Professor at the School of Nursing (SN), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong SAR. Her main research focus is towards dementia care (intellectual impairment), with a special focus on cognitive assessment and health, and on non-pharmacological interventions to mitigate the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. The ultimate goal is to promote the health and well-being of patients and families. The dominant conceptual framework governing the design and development of her research programme on dementia care is an enhanced communication model (which began with her doctoral thesis in 2003).

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School of Nursing (SN)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Hong Kong
China

Lon J. Van Winkle (Biography
Lon J. Van Winkle

Lon J. Van Winkle earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wayne State University in 1975, and he joined the faculty at Midwestern University in 1979. He retired as Professor and Chair of Biochemistry at that institution in August 2015 and is currently Professor of Medical Humanities at Rocky Vista University. Dr. Van Winkle is a member of several professional societies including the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the International Association of Medical Science Educators and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

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Department of Medical Humanities
Rocky Vista University
Parker, CO
USA

A. Westergren (Biography
A. Westergren

Prof. Albert Westergren, Registered Nurse (1989) obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in the field of neuroscience at Lund University (LU, 2001). In 2006 he became associate professor (docent) in LU. Since 2009 he is a chair professor in nursing at Kristianstad University, Sweden. His main focus in research is within the field of nutrition as well as in psychometrics. He has about 100 scientific papers. Prof. Westergren has a special interest in nursing history, which seems natural since he is the third generation of nurses (after his grandmother and mother who became nurses in 1911 and 1949 respectively).

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School of Health and Society
Kristianstad University College
Kristianstad
Sweden

R. M. Barría
Faculty of Medicine
Universidad Austral de Chile
Valdivia
Chile


Associate Editorial Board Members:

J. Arulappan (Biography
J. Arulappan

Dr. Judie Arulappan, MSC (N), PhD, DNSc is presently working as Assistant Professor/HOD in the Department of Maternal and Child health. She is a competent, motivated and enthusiastic person with experience of working as leader of a team in a busy academic and administrative environment. She is a quick learner who can absorb new ideas and is experienced in coordinating, planning and organizing a wide range of administrative activities. Well organized and proactive in providing timely, efficient and accurate administrative support to office managers and work colleagues. She is approachable, well presented and able to establish good working relationships with a range of different people. She sets levels & standards that exceed expectations and a Learner for Life. She possesses a proven ability to generate innovative ideas and solutions to problems. She has participated in Sigma Theta tau indexed conferences. Her areas of research interest include Epilepsy, happiness, death and dying, caring, diet and health and Simulation. She is the adaptation editor for I & II South Asian edition of Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing. She has published and presented in many international conferences. She is the recipient of various awards.

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Department of Maternal and Child health
Sultan Qaboos University
Muscat
Oman

H. M. M. Tork (Biography
H. M. M. Tork

Dr. Hanan M. M. Tork is currently the Director of research center and Associate Professor Of pediatric Nursing at the department of Maternal & Child Health, College of nursing, Qassim University, KSA. She is also Assistant professor of Pediatric Nursing at the Faculty of Nursing, Zagayig University, Egypt. She did her PhD in nursing from the Charity Medical University, Berlin, Germany in the year 2007.

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College of Nursing
Qassim University
Qassim
Saudi Arabia

F. Efendi (Biography
F. Efendi

Dr. Ferry Efendi did Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from College of Healthcare Sciences, Asia University Taiwan in 2011. He obtained his PhD in Nursing from Institute of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Taiwan in 2017. Since 2006, he is a Faculty member at Faculty of Nursing, Airlangga University, Indonesia.

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Faculty of Nursing
Airlangga University
Surabaya
Indonesia

A. F. L. Sousa (Biography
A. F. L. Sousa

Alvaro Sousa is a nurse, and has focused his work in the area of infectious diseases. In this area it is highlighted in the themes Prevention and Control of Health care associated infections, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Microbiology. It has more than 40 articles published in renowned periodicals abroad and is part of the Rede Iberoamerica de Editoração em Enfermagem (REDEdit- https://www.braziliannursing.com.br/rededit/), financed and supported by the World Health Organization.

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Ribeirão Preto School of Nursing
University of São Paulo
São Paulo
Brazil












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