Ruth G McCaffrey

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Affiliation: Florida Atlantic University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The effects of lavender and rosemary essential oils on test-taking anxiety among graduate nursing students
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 23:88-93. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint From experience to integration: the arts in nursing education
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA
    Nurs Educ Perspect 28:72-6. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Nurse on nurse
    Cheryl Y Woelfle
    Morton Plant Mease Hospital, Clearwater, Florida, USA
    Nurs Forum 42:123-31. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint How healthcare work environments influence nurse retention
    Colleen F Erenstein
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glade Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 21:303-7. 2007
  5. doi request reprint The lived experience of Haitian older adults' integration into a senior center in southeast Florida
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    J Transcult Nurs 19:33-9. 2008
  6. doi request reprint The effect of an educational programme on attitudes of nurses and medical residents towards the benefits of positive communication and collaboration
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    J Adv Nurs 68:293-301. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Development and testing of a DVT risk assessment tool: providing evidence of validity and reliability
    Ruth McCaffrey
    College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 4:14-20. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Garden walking for depression: a research report
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 24:252-9. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of healing gardens and art therapy on older adults with mild to moderate depression
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 21:79-84. 2007
  10. doi request reprint The effect of music on acute confusion in older adults after hip or knee surgery
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 22:107-12. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint The effects of lavender and rosemary essential oils on test-taking anxiety among graduate nursing students
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 23:88-93. 2009
    ..In this study, the use of lavender and rosemary essential oil sachets reduced test-taking stress in graduate nursing students as evidenced by lower scores on test anxiety measure, personal statements, and pulse rates...
  2. ncbi request reprint From experience to integration: the arts in nursing education
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA
    Nurs Educ Perspect 28:72-6. 2007
    ..The article provides a course description and objectives and discusses implications for nurse educators. Examples of how nurses integrated what they learned from the course into their own practice are provided...
  3. ncbi request reprint Nurse on nurse
    Cheryl Y Woelfle
    Morton Plant Mease Hospital, Clearwater, Florida, USA
    Nurs Forum 42:123-31. 2007
    ..Horizontal violence among nurses...
  4. ncbi request reprint How healthcare work environments influence nurse retention
    Colleen F Erenstein
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glade Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 21:303-7. 2007
    ..The themes identified by nurses for purposes of retention included a desire for autonomy, empowerment, and decision-making opportunities in the environments in which they work...
  5. doi request reprint The lived experience of Haitian older adults' integration into a senior center in southeast Florida
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    J Transcult Nurs 19:33-9. 2008
    ..Although older adults who are recent immigrants have a harder time assimilating into a new culture than younger persons, programs can be developed to make this transition easier...
  6. doi request reprint The effect of an educational programme on attitudes of nurses and medical residents towards the benefits of positive communication and collaboration
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    J Adv Nurs 68:293-301. 2012
    ..This article is a report of a study to determine the effect of an educational programme and to follow up weekly meetings on nurses and medical resident's attitudes towards positive communication and collaboration...
  7. ncbi request reprint Development and testing of a DVT risk assessment tool: providing evidence of validity and reliability
    Ruth McCaffrey
    College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 4:14-20. 2007
    ..Early assessment and recognition of risk as well as initiating appropriate prevention measures can prevent DVT or PE...
  8. doi request reprint Garden walking for depression: a research report
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 24:252-9. 2010
    ..The Geriatric Depression Scale measured depression. Four themes emerged from the interview data collected from each participant...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of healing gardens and art therapy on older adults with mild to moderate depression
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 21:79-84. 2007
    ..Focus group interviews at the end of the 6-week intervention suggest that all 3 interventions were helpful to participants with mild to moderate depression...
  10. doi request reprint The effect of music on acute confusion in older adults after hip or knee surgery
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 22:107-12. 2009
    ..52, p = .075). The music-listening group had higher scores on the NEECHAM Acute Confusion Scale across the 3-day postoperative period (F = 7.28, p = .014)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Integrating Haitian older adults into a senior center in Florida
    Ruth G McCaffrey
    Florida Atlantic University, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 33:13-8. 2007
    ..Implications for nurses include understanding cultural differences that are barriers for older adults attempting to access community services...
  12. ncbi request reprint Music listening: its effects in creating a healing environment
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, USA
    J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 46:39-44. 2008
    ..Examples of ways nurses can use music to provide a healing environment are also included...
  13. ncbi request reprint The effect of music on pain and acute confusion in older adults undergoing hip and knee surgery
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 20:218-24; quiz 225-6. 2006
    ..Study results demonstrate a reduction in acute confusion and pain and improved ambulation and higher satisfaction scores in older adults who listened to music...
  14. ncbi request reprint The influences of postdischarge management by nurse practitioners on hospital readmission for heart failure
    Patricia Delgado-Passler
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 18:154-60. 2006
    ..The primary purpose of this literature review is to examine advanced practice nurse (APN)-directed versus registered nurse (RN)-directed telemanagement programs for heart failure patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Understanding chronic pain and the mind-body connection
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 17:281-7; quiz 288-9. 2003
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  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of music on chronic osteoarthritis pain in older people
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing, Boca Raton, Florida 33434, USA
    J Adv Nurs 44:517-24. 2003
    ..Chronic pain in older people presents a significant obstacle in maintaining function and independence. Previous studies have shown that music can improve motivation, elevate mood, and increase feelings of control in older people...
  17. doi request reprint An educational program to promote positive communication and collaboration between nurses and medical staff
    Ruth G McCaffrey
    Ruth G Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 33461, USA
    J Nurses Staff Dev 27:121-7. 2011
    ..It has been noted that communication and collaboration between members of the healthcare team improve patient outcomes and job satisfaction among nurses. In this article, the program is outlined and outcomes are presented...
  18. ncbi request reprint The effect of music listening on acute confusion and delirium in elders undergoing elective hip and knee surgery
    McCaffrey Ruth
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431 0991, USA
    J Clin Nurs 13:91-6. 2004
    ..These findings indicate that music listening is an effective nursing intervention that can be used to decrease acute postoperative confusion and delirium in elders undergoing elective hip and knee surgery...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effective anxiety treatment prior to diagnostic cardiac catheterization
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 19:70-3. 2005
    ..This review determines nursing interventions that may effectively reduce anxiety prior to diagnostic cardiac catheterization...
  20. ncbi request reprint The effects of yoga on hypertensive persons in Thailand
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 19:173-80. 2005
    ..Further studies are suggested to determine the effects of yoga on hypertension in Thailand...
  21. doi request reprint Garden walking and art therapy for depression in older adults: a pilot study
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 4:237-42. 2011
    ..This study provides evidence for nurses wishing to guide older adults in safe, easy, and inexpensive ways to reduce depression...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pain management: cognitive restructuring as a model for teaching nursing students
    Ruth McCaffrey
    College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Nurse Educ 30:226-30. 2005
    ..Cognitive restructuring is a method of changing behavior that focuses on identifying misconceptions, influencing distorted thinking, and thereby diminishing anxiety and promoting reasoned practice...
  23. doi request reprint A program to improve communication and collaboration between nurses and medical residents
    Ruth G McCaffrey
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    J Contin Educ Nurs 41:172-8. 2010
    ..The educational program proved to be successful in improving collaboration and communication between nurses and medical residents, which in turn improved patient care...
  24. ncbi request reprint The effects of mucositis on quality of life in patients with head and neck cancer
    Judith A Armstrong
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA
    Clin J Oncol Nurs 10:53-6. 2006
    ..Further research is necessary to develop effective nursing interventions to improve quality of life for patients who develop mucositis while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Educating nurses about veno-thrombolytic events (VTE)
    Cynthia A Blum
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    J Nurses Staff Dev 28:173-6. 2012
    ..Findings showed that one class may not be sufficient for long-term understanding of VTE risk and prophylaxis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Sexuality and intimacy issues facing women with breast cancer
    Carole Huber
    Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach, FL, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 33:1163-7. 2006
    ..To explore the sexuality and intimacy experiences facing women with breast cancer...
  27. ncbi request reprint Vibroacoustic sound therapy improves pain management and more
    Chris Boyd-Brewer
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 18:111-8; quiz 118-9. 2004
    ..Implications for nurses include investigating the possibilities of vibroacoustic therapy in various nursing settings to promote patient well-being and improve the therapeutic environment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Alternative therapy applications for postoperative nausea and vomiting
    Paulette Chiravalle
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 19:207-10. 2005
    ..Three types of complementary and alternative therapies that may help patients with postoperative nausea and vomiting include acupressure, acupuncture, and aromatherapy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Music listening as a nursing intervention: a symphony of practice
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 16:70-7. 2002
    ..To develop a guide for using music listening as a nursing intervention, six principles of practice are identified: intent, authentic presence, wholeness, preference, entrainment, and situating the client...
  30. ncbi request reprint Qigong practice: a pathway to health and healing
    Ruth McCaffrey
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla 33431 0991, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 17:110-6. 2003
    ..Nurses should understand the philosophy, concepts, and elements of Qigong and T'ai Chi so that they can guide patients to the benefits of this ancient art and science...
  31. doi request reprint Spiritual well-being and practices among women with gynecologic cancer
    Aida J López
    Center for Hematology Oncology, Lynn Cancer Institute of the Boca Raton Community Hospital, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 36:300-5. 2009
    ..To identify spiritual well-being and spiritual practices in women with gynecologic cancer...