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Conference Series Men in Nursing 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Megumi Ikeda photo
Biography:

Megumi Ikeda is an Associate Professor at Juntendo University, where she has been since 2008. She teaches both post and undergraduate programs. She has more
than 10 years of experience as an Advanced Intensive Care Nurse and Infection Control Practitioner. Her research interests span both nursing education and preventing
healthcare-associated infections. Much of her work has been on improving the quality of nursing practices using simulations and infection control practices in Japan and the UK.

Abstract:

Background: The use of clinical simulation in nursing education provides many opportunities for students to learn and apply
theoretical principles of perioperative nursing care in a safe environment. We’ve collaborated with clinical instructors and given a
practicum using clinical simulators setting up five perioperative-specific situations, post-anesthesia care, postoperative ambulation,
wound care, preoperative respiratory training and drain management, during clinical training in perioperative nursing since 2011.
Each situation consisted of 10 students for 50 minutes.
Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate simulated clinical experiences as a learning method to increase the knowledge,
technical skills and self-efficacy of nursing students for the perioperative nursing practice during their clinical training in the third
and fourth year.
Methods: A sample of 195 students completed surveys, indicating their basic knowledge of perioperative care (15 questionnaires),
self-efficacy scales (16 items) and the availability of clinical simulation (5-point Likert scale), before the simulation experience and
after clinical training. The data was collected in 2014 and 2015 and we analyzed the data using statistical procedure. The study was
approved by a research and ethics committee.
Results: Results indicated that mean knowledge scores were significantly increased (p<.001). Students experienced a significant
increase in overall self-efficacy (p<.001). The majority of the students identified the simulations as realistic and valuable.
Furthermore, students agreed that the knowledge and skills learned in the clinical simulation could transfer to their nursing care
plans and a real clinical setting.
Discussion: Clinical simulation enables small groups of students to practice in a safe and controlled environment, learning how
to react adequately in a critical patient care situation. This type of training is very valuable to equip students with specific nursing
knowledge and skills just before they use them in real practice settings.

Conference Series Men in Nursing 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Bernadette Curry photo
Biography:

Bernadette D Curry is Dean Emerita and Professor at Molloy College. She holds a Baccalaureate degree from Niagara University, a master’s degree in Nursing from
the State University of New York at Buffalo, a PhD in Educational Administration, Organization and Policy from the University at Buffalo, and a Certificate in Leadership
from Harvard University. In addition, she has been inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. She was presented a medal by the French Navy in
recognition for achievement in nursing education. She has been an active participant and officer in a variety of professional organizations including Sigma Theta Tau
International, American Nurses Association (ANA), International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN), American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN),
American Association for French Speaking Health Professionals, Greater New York, Nassau, Suffolk Organization of Nurse Executives. She sits on several boards, serves
as a Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Team Leader for evaluation of nursing programs, mentors doctoral students, and participated in the first Taking
Care at the Bedside (TCAB) national initiative. She has published a variety of articles, including those requested for repository in the Jean Piaget Archives in Geneva,
Switzerland and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Currently, she is writing a book on Doctoral Education, and recently completed a study on the Motivation of Men in
Nursing to Pursue the PhD degree. She has been an ardent advocate for men in nursing which is one area of interest. Other interests include leadership, professionalism,
image of nursing, higher education, and marketing.

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to explore the motivation of men in nursing to pursue a PhD. It is a qualitative study using a
phenomenological approach that involves interviews with men who are practicing nursing and currently enrolled in PhD
programs, or are alumni. Deans of nursing schools were asked to recommend participants for the purposive sample. These
individuals were contacted, and the sample consisted of 12 men in the Eastern region of the US. Interviews were conducted at the
participant’s educational institution, place of employment, or by phone. Consent was obtained for recordings, and transcriptions
were kept in a locked file. All identities and related information has been kept confidential. Data was analyzed for themes and
notable elements of motivation. This study provides insight into the machinations and meaning of the decision among an underrepresented
segment of the nursing profession. The results highlight the influences, both internal and external, on decision
and timing. The information is significant to nursing because it may hold potential to increase the male population of nursing,
incorporate the male perspective, enhance the scholarly image, and advance the professional functions of the discipline. Doctorally
prepared nurses are the bedrock of nursing research, the designers of policy for healthcare, and the conduit of education for
current professionals and the future of the profession.

Keynote Forum

Bernadette Curry

Molloy College, USA

Keynote: Motivation of men in nursing to pursue a doctoral (PhD) degree

Time : 10:00-10:30

Conference Series Men in Nursing 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Bernadette Curry photo
Biography:

Bernadette D Curry is Dean Emerita and Professor at Molloy College. She holds a Baccalaureate degree from Niagara University, a master’s degree in Nursing from
the State University of New York at Buffalo, a PhD in Educational Administration, Organization and Policy from the University at Buffalo, and a Certificate in Leadership
from Harvard University. In addition, she has been inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. She was presented a medal by the French Navy in
recognition for achievement in nursing education. She has been an active participant and officer in a variety of professional organizations including Sigma Theta Tau
International, American Nurses Association (ANA), International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN), American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN),
American Association for French Speaking Health Professionals, Greater New York, Nassau, Suffolk Organization of Nurse Executives. She sits on several boards, serves
as a Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Team Leader for evaluation of nursing programs, mentors doctoral students, and participated in the first Taking
Care at the Bedside (TCAB) national initiative. She has published a variety of articles, including those requested for repository in the Jean Piaget Archives in Geneva,
Switzerland and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Currently, she is writing a book on Doctoral Education, and recently completed a study on the Motivation of Men in
Nursing to Pursue the PhD degree. She has been an ardent advocate for men in nursing which is one area of interest. Other interests include leadership, professionalism,
image of nursing, higher education, and marketing.

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to explore the motivation of men in nursing to pursue a PhD. It is a qualitative study using a
phenomenological approach that involves interviews with men who are practicing nursing and currently enrolled in PhD
programs, or are alumni. Deans of nursing schools were asked to recommend participants for the purposive sample. These
individuals were contacted, and the sample consisted of 12 men in the Eastern region of the US. Interviews were conducted at the
participant’s educational institution, place of employment, or by phone. Consent was obtained for recordings, and transcriptions
were kept in a locked file. All identities and related information has been kept confidential. Data was analyzed for themes and
notable elements of motivation. This study provides insight into the machinations and meaning of the decision among an underrepresented
segment of the nursing profession. The results highlight the influences, both internal and external, on decision
and timing. The information is significant to nursing because it may hold potential to increase the male population of nursing,
incorporate the male perspective, enhance the scholarly image, and advance the professional functions of the discipline. Doctorally
prepared nurses are the bedrock of nursing research, the designers of policy for healthcare, and the conduit of education for
current professionals and the future of the profession.

  • Healthcare & Nursing Studies | Nursing Care Planning | Nursing Education | Advanced Nursing Care | Reasons for Low Representation of Males in Nursing | Nursing Informatics | Surgical Nursing Care | Gender Roles in Nursing | Prospects of Men in Nursing | Nursing Education System & Nursing Colleges | Perioperative Nursing Care
Location: Rome, Italy
Speaker

Chair

Elena Todorova

National University, USA

Speaker

Co-Chair

Megumi Ikeda

Juntendo University, Japan

Speaker
Biography:

Cecelia Fernan earned her bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Biology at the University of San Carlos in Cebu, Philippines. In 2006, she earned her Master’s in
Nursing at the University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA and in 2015, her Doctoral Degree in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University in
Lisle, Illinois. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Nevada State College in Henderson, Nevada, USA. She teaches research, leadership, nursing informatics,
bioethics, maternal newborn, simulation, and nursing skills lab

Abstract:

Background: The career pathways of male nurse deans in the US are still largely unexplored. Until recently, nursing deans
were mostly women; however, male dean appointments are now occurring more frequently in this profession mostly made up
of women.
Objectives: The objective of this study was to explore the career pathways of four male deans to their leadership positions
in colleges of nursing. Additionally, the study investigated how and why men choose to pursue leadership positions, what
meaning they ascribe to their identities, and how they position themselves as leaders in the contexts of their professional lives
as nurse leaders.
Purpose: This study filled important gaps in existing knowledge regarding barriers men encounter in pursuing nursing and
nursing deanship. Understanding diversity and inclusion in today’s nursing requires a careful exploration of the kind of unique
experiences male nurses have. In addition to shedding more light on gender-related issues in nursing practice and its leadership,
this study’s findings can serve as a career compass for male nurses aspiring to academic positions; provide encouragement for
more men to join the nursing profession; help solve the dean and faculty shortage, thus contributing to a more gender-balanced
workforce; and aid nursing schools in planning more holistic admission process.
Design: A narrative inquiry was used to explore the lived experiences of male deans.
Participants: After an extensive search for male deans, email invitations were sent, and four deans agreed to participate. A
purposive sample consisting of four male deans from three different Southwestern states in the U.S. participated in the study.
They were considered “information rich” to help best understand the phenomena being explored. Semi-structured interviews
were conducted.
Results: The themes that emerged as results of the analysis of their personal narratives are: (a) impetuses- strong work ethics,
turning obstacles into opportunities, and altruistic reasons; (b) career trajectories; (c) necessary skills and attribute- effective
communication skills, it’s all about people, scholars of highest repute, emotionally smart, change drivers, business literacy; and
(d) evolving leadership styles.

Ayse Cal

Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey

Title: Being a male nurse in oncology clinic: A qualitative study
Speaker
Biography:

Ayse Cal A received her PhD in Public Health Nursing from Dokuz Eylul the University, Turkey in 2017. She has her expertise in Public Health Nursing. She has
been working in Faculty of Health Sciences as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey. Her work focuses on cancer care, home
care, quality of life, secondary lymphedema, qualitative and quantitative nursing research.

Abstract:

Statement of the Problem: In Turkish society, nursing profession is identified with the female gender. Analysis of the
experiences male nurses working within the cultural structure of our society get while they are giving health care services is
important in developing the quality of health care services. Within this context, the study was conducted to assess the role and
contributions of male nurses in providing health care to oncology patients and their families.
Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: The study has a qualitative research design. The sample of the study consists of
6 male nurses working in oncology clinic and 19 female nurses working in the same service who were determined with
purposive sampling method. Semi-structured interview form was used and a total of 25 nurses were interviewed through indepth
interview method. The data were analyzed with inductive method by using content analysis method.
Findings: Average age of the nurses interviewed was (min:20; max:45), 70.2% were female, 62.5% were single, 58.3% had
bachelor’s degree and the average of the years they worked in the oncology service was 2.89 (min:1 years; max:9 years). All the
participants stated that it was suitable for male nurses to work in oncology clinic and a great majority emphasized that they
made positive contributions to health team. The data obtained because of interviews were grouped under themes and subthemes
of “patients’ points of view”, “psychosocial care needs” and “effects on the oncology team”.
Conclusions & Significance: In providing health care service, the experiences of oncology nurses associated with their male
colleagues are mostly positive. When it is considered that the number of male nurses is increasing each day in health care
service, the results of the study are pleasing. In addition, it is thought that sharing the results with the society and health
workers will contribute to positive structuring of the existing social perception for male nurses.

Speaker
Biography:

Esra Saracoglu studied in Milli Piyango Anatolian High School and graduated from Istanbul University Florence Nightigale Nursing Faculty. She completed her
Master’s Degree in Nursing Management Department, Health Science Institute, Istanbul Universty (2007-2010). She is currently pursuing her PhD in Nursing
Department, Health Science Institute, Ondokuz Mayıs University since 2017. She has the following work expriences: worked at Florence Nightingale Hospital,
Istanbul, Turkey since September 2006- July 2007; worked at Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey since July 2007- February 2012 and at
Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Turkey, February.

Abstract:

Objectives: This research was planned in order to determine the professional autonomy and vocatıonal belonging of male
nurses who are increasing in numbers in nursing profession in recent years.
Methodology: The questionnaire prepared by the researchers in this study, which is planned according to descriptive research
principles measures nurse autonomy level; Nursing Activity Scale and Vocational Belonging Scale using and obtained
three different hospital in the same city in Turkey men nurses. Data were analyzed by standard deviation, mean, frequency
distribution, Kolmogorov Smirnov test and Student-t test.
Findings: 105 male nurses participated in the study. 33.3% of the participants were working as clinical nurses and 63.8%
were working as intensive care/emergency services/operating theater nurses. 37.1 % are pre-licence graduates and 43.8 % are
undergraduate graduates. 70.5% of them were willing to choose nursing profession. 56.2 % stated that they did not want their
sons to be a nurse. 53.3% are not pleased that they are named as nurse. Male nurses’ Nursing Activity Scale avarege score was
found to be 166.53±23.01 and autonomy levels in the medium level (between 121-180 points) was evaluated. The ratio of the
nurses who negatively looked at the Vocational Administration Belonging which is the 1st factor of the Vocational Belonging
Scale was 70.5%; the proportion of male nurses who were positive to the Vocational Organization Belonging of the 2nd factor
was 82.9%; the ratio of the male nurses who negatively looked at the third factor, the Vocational Place Belonging, was found
to be 65.7%.
Conclusions & Recommendations: Increasing numbers of male nurses are thought to have a positive contribution in to the
nursing profession, which has a Nursing Activity Scale score of 75.2% in the middle level. 52.4% of the male nurses have a
negative view of the nursing profession according to theVocational Belonging Scale. This may be the reason why male nurses
have a low number of nursing professions and that the nursing profession is identified with mothers and women. More male
nurses are expected to achieve better results in a wider sample.

Speaker
Biography:

Alaattin Altın graduated from Canik IMKB Anatolian High School, Turkey (2005-2009). He pursued his Nursing carrier in the Nursing Department, School of Health
from Ondokuz Mayis University (2009-2013). He completed his Master’s Degree from Ondokuz Mayis University, Health Sciences Institute, on Home Care Nursing
Master Thesis (2013-2016) and also he completed another thesis from Ondokuz Mayis University, Health Sciences Institute on Public Health Nursing Thesis
Master (2014-2018). He is presently pursuing PhD from the same university. He is also working at Mayis University Institute of Health Sciences Home Nursing
Research Assistant, (2013-Presently).

Abstract:

Objectives: This study was aimed to examine the professional perceptions of male students in Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs
University Health Sciences Faculty Nursing Department according to Turkish culture.
Methodology: In this study which was planned in accordance with the qualitative research principles, the nursing department
male students were chosen for the study. The number of participants was determined according to the data saturation degree
and 27 male nursing students who were enrolled in different classes who accepted to participate in the study were identified
as nursing students. The research data were obtained by the semi-structured interview form developed by the researcher.
İnterviews with participants involved in the survey were recorded. Semi-structured interview form was developed by
evaluating the literature and it is aimed to investigate the socio-demographic characteristics of male nursing students (age,
marital status, longest place etc.); nursing faculty willingness to choose, is there a male nurse among family members?, have
you ever contacted a male nurse before?; having a previous knowledge of the nursing profession open-ended questions for the
evaluation of professional perceptions such as “how is the nursing profession for you?”; how does it feel to be a man in nursing
faculty?” Before starting to work, approval was obtained from the Ethics Committee of the Medical Faculty of Ondokuz Mayıs
University (B.30.2.ODM.0.20.08/497-572). In addition, written permission has been obtained from the faculty dean of the
Faculty of Health Sciences for the study to be carried out.
Findings: The average age of the students was 23.1±3.7 and 59.3% preferred the nursing department. 63.0% of the students did
not have communication with the male nurse before and no male nurse is in the family any. When the students' opinions about
the nursing profession are examined; most of them stated that they preferred the nursing department because it was easy to
find a job. Being a male nurse in the nursing department was a different feeling at first but later they became accustomed to this
situation. They point out that the value nursing profession deserves is not given by society. While emphasizing that the male
members of the profession should be addressed as a nurse; some students stated that the nursing profession was identified with
women in Turkish culture and came to the meaning of sister, male nurses be called '' Man Nurse '' or '' Health officers '' instead
of nurses. The nursing stated that it is a profession like other health professions because it is a profession based on care. Some
of the students stated that they had trouble when they said that they were male nurses in the community in the first time but
later they could easily say they were male nurses.
Conclusion & Suggestions: In some male students, the perception that the nursing profession is still a profession unique to
a woman and it seems that male students are disturbed by the fact that they are referred to as nurse. It was determined that
they prefer nursing profession because of the high possibility of finding a job in health field. Community awareness raising can
be provided by professional members and academicians to support the elimination of gender discrimination in the nursing
profession and to receive the value that society deserves.

Speaker
Biography:

Tuba Yilmaz Bulut was born in Bafra / Turkey on 15.09.1991. She Passed her schooling from Bafra Kizilirmak High School (2004-2008). Persued her Nursing
Carrer from Ondokuz Mayis University School of Health Nursing Department (2008-2012). She did her Masters from Ondokuz Mayıs University Health Sciences
Institute, Public Health Nursing Master Thesis(2013-2015). She is Continuing her career at Ondokuz Mayis University Health Sciences Institute Nursing PhD,
(2017- Currently). She also worked at Sinop Gerze State Hospital Service Nursing(2012-2014) and presently working at Bafra State Hospital General Intensive
Care Service Nursing (2014 – Currently).

Abstract:

Objectives: This study was designed to determine the views of nurses working in intensive care units about the nursing roles
of their colleagues.
Methodology: The sample of this descriptive study is composed of nurses who agree to participate in the study in intensive care
services of all state hospitals in Turkey. The questionnaire, prepared by the researcher as a data collection tool, and the ‘Attitude
Scale About Nursing Care Roles’ were used in the study. The data were evaluated by standard deviation, mean, frequency
distribution, and One-way ANOVA, Independent Sample t-test.
Findings: In the study, 57.4% were female nurses, 42.6% were male nurses. The average age of nurses was 35.81. It was
determined that 83.3% of the nurses who participated in the study received in-service training on nursing care roles. It was
determined that 59.3% of the nurses who participated in the study found that women nurses were more adequate in patient
care. 88.9% of the nurses stated that the care given to the patients was adequate, 74.1% were sexual and 90.7% of the nurses
gave adequate care to the patients. 74.1% of the nurses who participated in the study stated that there was no difficulty in giving
care to one of the different sexes. The mean score was 63.46±9.4 and the level of nurses to perform the role of caregiver in the
individual according to gender was high. There is no statistically significant difference between the scoring averages of the
attitudes of the nurses regarding the care role of the nurses according to the gender of the nurses involved in the study (p>0.05).
Conclusion & Recommendations: The Scale of Attitudes of nurses regarding the role of caregivers differs according to gender,
and care and nursing are considered to be a sign that they are not unique to women. In this study, it is thought that the
contribution of male nurses to nursing care will contribute positively to professionalization. In this study, it is thought that
professional members in nursing profession do not have gender differences among themselves.

Speaker
Biography:

nurses with undergraduate education are involved in nursing more every day. Alongside this transformation, nurses should be
innovative individuals to increase nursing care applications quality. Therefore, examining male nursing students’ nursing and
innovation perceptions with metaphor analysis was aimed.
Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: In the research, a qualitative research design was used. 35 volunteering nursing fourth
grade students were interviewed. Data were gathered with questions including students’ demographic characteristics and semistructured
interview form. “What would you like to see nursing and innovation in imagery” (plant, automobile, animal)? and
"Why” questions were asked. Data will be analyzed using content analysis technique. Consequently, male students’ "nursing
and innovation" metaphor perceptions will be revealed, and these will be evaluated in terms of their common characteristics
and will be collected under different categories.
Findings: Eventually, metaphors obtained from the students' expressions were grouped as positive, negative and both. It is
determined that male students' metaphors for nursing are mostly positive, (library, eager hand, medicine, water, sun, flower,
fruit tree). Negative metaphors are represented by icebergs and wavy marine concepts, while ant metaphor has both meanings.
Positive metaphors for students' nursing and innovation concepts were rooted tree, a day in life, breath, ocean, evolution,
Ferrari, bread, butterfly wing while they imposed a negative meaning on the newly published program metaphor.
Conclusion & Significance: Male nursing students’ nursing and innovation perceptions were better revealed through metaphor
use. It is observed that the majority of the nurses produce positive metaphors and are generally satisfied with their profession,
and concordantly appear to have the potential to contribute to the development of nursing care practices in the future.

Abstract:

Ayse Cal has her expertise in public health nursing. She received her Ph.D. in public health nursing from the University of Dokuz Eylul in 2017. She has been
working in Faculty of Health Sciences as a Post-Doctoral research assistant at Ondokuz Mayis University. Her work in cancer care, home care, quality of life,
secondary lymphedema, qualitative and quantitative nursing research

Speaker
Biography:

Aigbe, Desmond Amadin born in Benin City, Edo State in Nigeria. He is a Christian and a Professional Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
of Nigeria. Aigbe had his Primary Education at Zion group of schools. After which he attended Zion Comprehensive College for his Secondary School Education.
He then proceeded to obtain a Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree (BSc) from the Delta State University, Baraka, Delta State. He is currently studying for his 2nd
degree in the field of Mental Health and Psychiatry Nursing at the faculty of Nursing Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State. Aigbe
has held leadership positions of various kind. Some of which include: Senior Prefect at Zion Comprehensive College (2007) and President of Nigerian Universities
Nursing Students' Association, Delta State University Chapter (2013). Aigbe Desmond has a keen interest in Nursing individual, family and the community and the
world at large to attaining and remaining in good health

Abstract:

Home management of diarrhea is the hallmark of control of diarrhea disease in children which aim to increase the correct use
of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) by mothers, so mothers play a great role in the reducing the morbidity and mortality of
children. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of mothers in the management, recognition,
and prevention of childhood diarrhea and take into cognizance the barriers to it management. The study was done using a
descriptive design. 127 respondents (women) were selected from the community using convenient sampling technique while
data collected was with aid of a questionnaire. The mothers were knowledgeable about diarrhea; 117 (94.2%) have heard of
diarrhea before: while 3 (5.8%) have not. Among those who have heard about diarrhea, majority, 98 (81.7%) rely on ORS
for managing diarrhea in their child while 22 (18.3%) do not use ORS. Inferential statistics (chi-square test) showed that
significant relationship existed between the knowledge of mothers and their practice towards the prevention, recognition and
management of childhood diarrhea. Recommendations were made on the need to improve mother’s knowledge of childhood
diarrhea and it management.

Speaker
Biography:

Elena Ruocco completed her training in Family Primary Care at Pace University, New York and was awarded an MSN in Nursing. She later completed post
Master’s work and received a certificate as an Adult, Geriatric, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. She is
dual certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an FNP, and AGACNP. In her 28 year career, she has held a variety of professional positions and
distinctions ranging from clinical research, direct patient care, management, as well as numerous leadership and academic engagements

Abstract:

Frequent hospitalizations for COPD exacerbations are associated with poor prognosis and increased mortality. To
address this, a multidisciplinary task force was formed to develop a multi-pronged approach designed to decrease future
readmissions in this population. The group was comprised of a physician, nurse practitioner, respiratory therapist, pharmacist,
social worker, a case manager, and a home health provider. The group met weekly and each specialist had a role in monitoring
patients using a COPD standardized care plan. Evidence-based interventions were developed which started at admission and
continued through discharge. The care plan was based on an average length of stay of five to seven days. Interventions included
expert consultation with a pulmonologist, evidence-based diagnostics for the population, specific pharmocologic and medical
treatments, physical therapy evaluation and treatment, assessment of nutritional needs, a psychosocial evaluation, tailored
patient teaching, aggressive discharge planning and a home care needs assessment. Readmission risk was calculated using
a risk assessment model based on four criterion; the number of inpatient visits within the past six months, the number of
unique medications started on hospital day one, insurance status, and the Rothman Index; a validated clinical tool that creates
a composite number based on key nursing assessments, vital signs and laboratory values which are predictors of deterioration
and poor outcomes in the hospital setting. Those patients with a calculated readmission risk greater than 50% were placed on
the standardized care plan. In a cohort of 400 patients between 2015 and 2017, the relative risk for readmission was reduced by
15% using the strategies outlined in the care plan.

İlknur Aydin Avci

Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey

Title: Mens health and cancer screening
Speaker
Biography:

Aim: Cancer is one of the most common health problems. Among males, five cancer type the most diagnosed in 2012 at Turkey
were lung, prostate, colorectal. stomach and liver cancer, This study was aimed to show men's health and cancer screening status
in Turkey.
Method: This research was made as the review of the literature. In this study, it was used “cancer screening, men’s health, testicular
cancer, colorectal cancer, national cancer standard, prostate cancer, and Turkey” keywords. As database for review, it was used
Google Scholar and PubMed. The review period was taken in 2000 and after.
Results: Men’s health is very important. But usually, this issue is a neglected issue. We found usually descriptive studies about
cancer screening deal with men’s health. A few study were made as an experimental study. These descriptive studies included
usually, testicular cancer and testicular cancer screening knowledge, practice and attitudes. Also, Some of them included
prostate cancer screening knowledge, health belief, and attitudes. Turkey national cancer screening standards for men included
colorectal cancer screening. But there was a little study about participating in colorectal cancer screening of men. The rate of
testicular self-examination changed as 0.2%-14% in studies.
Conclusion: based on the results of the study, studies should be carried out involving the generalization of cancer screening
for men.

Abstract:

Ilknur Aydin Avci earned a master’s Degree in Public Health Nursing; Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing; Nursing Diploma from Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey. She
is a Professor in the Division of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey. She has more than 20 years of experience as an
Educator and Clinician in all settings in which care is provided. She has authored over 55 peer-review manuscripts. She is the author of 3 books and book chapters,
including infectious diseases and nursing and public health nursing. She has attended a lot of conferences, especially nursing research, methodology, cancer early
detection, project management, international partnership. She is the Reviewer and Editorial Board Member of several national and international journals including
European Journal of Nursing, Cancer Nursing, Asian Nursing Research, Samsun Journal of Health Sciences, Progress in Health Sciences. She is an Advisory
Board Member at national research commission.