Ju-Eun Song has completed his PhD at the age of 36 years from Yonsei University. She is the director of Reserarch Institute of Nursing Science, Ajou university, and the chairperson of the Board of Education in the Korean Society of Women Health Nursing. She has published more than 46 papers in reputed internatioanl or Korean journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of Asian Nursing Research and Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing. She has been also serving as a reviewer of the SSCI journals, i.e., Nursing & Health Sciences and Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
The childbirth is considered as one of the most important transitional time in a woman’s life, but it is considered as a hardtime for the mother. Immigrant women uaually experience the double trouble to become a mother after childbirth in the foreign country. Therfore, it is necessary to provide appropriate and effective nursing intervention programs to enhence the successful maternal transition and adjustment after childbirth for the immigrant mother. In this study, we developed the maternal adjustment enhancement program based on the transitional theory (Meleis et al., 2000) for Chinese Korean immigrant primipara and tested the effect on the childcare stress and parenting efficacy, which are the indicators of successful maternal transition. We analysed the data using repeated measured ANOVA because our data were collected on the three repeated times, which were right-after childbirth (T1), 4weeks after child birth (T2), and 8weeks after childbirth (T3). According to our study findings, there were significant interaction effects in the changing patterns of childcare stress and parenting efficacy between the experimental (n=20) and control group (n=25). In detail, there were no significant score changes of study variables among three measurement times in the control group, while, in the experimental group, childcare stress was significantly decreased and parenting efficacy was increased from T1 to T3 as postpartum time passed by. From these results, it is suggested that health care professionals should be applied this program to facilitate the sucessful transition of the Chinese Korean immigrant mothers.
Nisama has completed her Master Degree of Nursing Science (Infection Control Nursing). She is a registered nurse at Infection Prevention and Control Department, Mahasarakham Hospital, Mahasarakham Province, Thailand. She has considerable expertise in infection control nursing. She had experienced for infection control training
The purpose of this quasi-experimental research was to examine the effect of the peer review process on practice for the prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia among nurses in Medicine Intensive Care Unit, Mahasarakham Hospital, Thailand. This study used a one-group pretest–posttest design. The sample consisted of 17 registered nurses selected by purposive sampling. Research instruments included 1) the peer review process workshop project 2) the Peer Review Process Manual and 3) the Practice Observation Form. Data was collected during July 2015 to March 2016. Descriptive statistics and a Chi-square test were used for data analysis. The finding revealed that after using the peer review process, the nurses had better practice for the prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia than before using the peer review process (p < .001). This finding indicate that the peer review process is an effective intervention in improving the practice for the ventilator associated pneumonia.