ERIC Number: EJ1106954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Cognitive Rest: An Integrated Literature Review
Schneider, Kathleen H.
Journal of School Nursing, v32 n4 p234-240 Aug 2016
Cognitive rest has been suggested as a treatment for school athletes who have sustained a concussion, but the concept has rarely been defined. The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive definition of cognitive rest, based on an integrative literature review. The method of synthesis was guided by Avant and Walker's concept analysis format. The importance of rest is discussed as a nursing intervention, and model cases are presented to clarify the concept. Three defining attributes of cognitive rest are established: freedom from physical or mental discomfort, abstinence from mental exertion, and mental and emotional balance. Empirical referents are given as well as a suggested protocol to enable school nurses to form cognitive rest and return-to-classroom protocols that can be adapted to individual school settings.
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Definitions, Synthesis, Intervention, Head Injuries, Case Studies, School Nurses, Counselor Role, Psychotherapy, Relaxation Training, Clinical Psychology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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