Marianjoy Library

Online Nursing Journal Club

April, 2013

Welcome to the online Nursing Journal Club! The article this month will count for 1 continuing education credit and will be available through April 30.

Reading Assignment:

Article
Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases and Their Unique Cognitive Profiles: Implications for Nursing Practice and Research

Vance DE, Dodson JE, Watkins J, Kennedy BH, Keltner NL.
J Neurosci Nurs. 2013 Apr;45(2):77-87.

Abstract

To successfully negotiate and interact with one's environment, optimal cognitive functioning is needed. Unfortunately, many neurological and psychiatric diseases impede certain cognitive abilities such as executive functioning or speed of processing; this can produce a poor fit between the patient and the cognitive demands of his or her environment. Such nondementia diseases include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, and anxiety disorders, just to name a few. Each of these diseases negatively affects particular areas of the brain, resulting in distinct cognitive profiles (e.g., deficits in executive functioning but normal speed of processing as seen in schizophrenia). In fact, it is from these cognitive deficits in which such behavioral and emotional symptoms may manifest (e.g., delusions, paranoia). This article highlights the distinct cognitive profiles of such common neurological and psychiatric diseases. An understanding of such disease-specific cognitive profiles can assist nurses in providing care to patients by knowing what cognitive deficits are associated with each disease and how these cognitive deficits impact everyday functioning and social interactions. Implications for nursing practice and research are posited within the framework of cognitive reserve and neuroplasticity.
Available full-text

Purpose
The purpose of the online Nursing Journal Club is to facilitate the use of evidence-based practice in providing excellent nursing care.


Objectives

  • Identify at least two psychiatric diseases that may impact cognition
  • Describe at least one symptom of each of the disorders in the article
  • Identify at least one component of cognitive remediation


Contact Person: Cindy Bright, E-mail cbright@marianjoy.org   Phone: 630.909.8027                 
Provide your e-mail address

  • you may use either your personal or Marianjoy e-mail address
  • Article will be e-mailed to you
  • Google Docs/Drive will be used for discussion

For further information or any questions, please contact Cindy Bright


Sign Up: SIGN-UP by March 31 to receive article by April 1.

Available Credits: 1Contact Hour

Instructions for receiving the credits:

There are 3 parts to earning CE credit for this article. All components must be completed between April 1 and April 30, 2013:

  1. After reading the article, there is a short post-test on the Learning Link. To get to the module, open and login to Learning Link, click View course catalog, select All courses, and then enter PRCH4009 to find the April journal module. You must complete the post-test on or before April 30 and score at least 80% correct to earn CE credit.
  2. An evaluation of this learning opportunity is required to obtain the CE credit. A link to the evaluation will be found at the end of the post-test.
  3. As part of the requirements to earn the CE credit, you must participate in a discussion about the articles. This discussion will take place via Google Docs/Drive. A Nursing Journal Club designee will generate the discussion on April 9. You must respond / participate in the discussion at least 1 time by April 26 to be compliant.

Instructions to access the Google Docs/Drive Web page for Discussion and to post comments:

  • Click on the following Link/URL:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VFA4TDNduF7nHDYMgatc9G1DIwJA1Ktq_mRT3b3hdAE/edit?usp=sharing
  • Ignore the message to upgrade to a modern browser, such as Google Chrome and click on Dismiss (this message may appear on the top)
  • Click on the Comments button (top Right hand) to add your comment
  • Please sign your full name after each comment
  • After typing your comments, click on Comments one more time; you will be able to see your comments
  • For a reply to a specific comment, you may use the Reply button; the comment will appear next to that specific comment, or you may generate your own comment

It should take you approximately 1 hour to read the articles, take the quiz and complete the evaluation. 


As a member of the Nursing Journal Club, you will automatically receive subsequent articles on the first of each month. If you would like to cancel your membership at any time, please contact Cindy Bright via e-mail or contact her at 630.909.8027. We will send out a flyer announcing the next article approximately 2 weeks prior to sending it out.


We are excited that you are interested in this new opportunity. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.


Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital- Professional Practice Committee, (OH-387, 9/28/2013) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest(s). This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has not received any commercial support for this program. There will not be any endorsement of products or discussion of off-lable use.

The Marianjoy Online Nursing Journal Club is a joint effort between the Nursing Department, the Medical Library, and the Research Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

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