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Volume 8, Number 2 / August issue 2022

Vol.8, No.2 | August issue 2022


José António Filipe, Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira
Analysis of nanosciences and nanotechnology and their applications
Abstract

The small world of matter is getting smaller and smaller. Nano sciences in recent years had huge developments allowing nanotechnologies to take enormous steps in the development of materials and processes. Numerous applications in a wide scope of fields are very beneficial for humans, and many researches in development are very promising. Applications in medicine, industry, electronics, energy, or aeronautics are only some examples of areas where enormous benefits exist, and potentialities are clear. Some nanotechnologies are already applied and others are in development or testing phases.
Keywords: Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, nanoscale, processes, medicine, industry, energy, devices

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José António Filipe, Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira. Analysis of nanosciences and nanotechnology and their applications. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(2); 2022, ---.
Kwadwo Awuah-Baffour
Gaps between nursing education – to – nursing practice: The needed change now
Abstract

The gap between nursing education and nursing practice keeps widening in the era of online education for nursing students. The current new graduates coming to the floor lack fundamental skills to thrive in this stressful environment. They are equipped with the science of nursing but are deprived of the art of nursing. They do not understand the essential practices of nursing. This is a significant challenge, and to solve this problem, there should be a bridge to reduce this widening gap between nursing education and nursing practice. The solutions are numerous, but competency-based education, rigorous preceptorship, and practice internships can clot this bleeding of unequipped new graduates.
Keywords: Competency-based education, internship to practice, preceptorship, nursing practice, nursing education, structural, interactionist

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Kwadwo Awuah-Baffour. Gaps between nursing education – to – nursing practice: The needed change now. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(2); 2022, ---.
Lina Wong
The theory of flow: An overview of flow research and its impact on work, including nursing
Abstract

This literature review is comprised of ten articles, from 2014 to 2021 and one from 1994, found in journals, including open access journals, and published interviews. It examines Csikzentmihalyi’s theory of flow, its neurologic origins, its concepts and operations, and its potential for research. It considers the proposition that some of flow’s concepts have not been clearly defined and consistently operationalized, resulting in a dearth of applicable research concerning the theory. It delves into the cognitive processes necessary for flow’s generation. It explains both the impact of the flow experience on working nurses and the relationship of humor in triggering flow experiences among nurses. Interspersed are several interviews conducted with and about Csikzentmihalyi, which bring to light his career trajectory and his character and wisdom. Following each article are reflections and recommendations by the author. Flow has significant implications for education and for work. Flow is ripe for neuroscientific and psychological research, but its parameters and operations must become standardized.
Keywords: flow and flow theory, Csikzentmihalyi, nurses and nursing, neurologic and neuroscience, cognitive, work and humor

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Lina Wong. The theory of flow: An overview of flow research and its impact on work, including nursing. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(2); 2022, ---.