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    Perceived organizational support and moral distress among nurses.
    BMC Nurs 2018 10;17. Epub 2018 Jan 10.
    Department of Nursing, School of Medical Science, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran.
    Background: Moral distress is prevalent in the health care environment at different levels. Nurses in all roles and positions are exposed to ethically challenging conditions. Development of supportive climates in organizations may drive nurses towards coping moral distress and other related factors. Read More

    Factors affecting the cultural competence of visiting nurses for rural multicultural family support in South Korea.
    BMC Nurs 2018 8;17. Epub 2018 Jan 8.
    College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, 26 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 02447 South Korea.
    Background: With the recent growth of multicultural families in the Korean society, the importance of the role of qualified visiting nurses in the delivery of culturally sensitive health care has grown dramatically. As the primary health care provider for multicultural families enrolled in public community-based health care centers, the cultural competence of visiting nurses is an essential qualification for the provision of quality health care for multicultural families, especially in rural areas. Cultural competence of visiting nurses is based on their cultural awareness and empathetic attitude toward multicultural families. Read More

    Nu-DESC DK: the Danish version of the nursing delirium screening scale (nu-DESC).
    BMC Nurs 2017 29;16:75. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Næstved Hospital, Ringstedgade 61, 4700 Næstved, Denmark.
    Background: Delirium is one of the most common complications among elderly hospitalized patients, postoperative patients and patients on intensive care units with a prevalence between 11 and 80%. Delirium is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. Reliable instruments are required to detect delirium at an early time point. Read More

    Communication skills intervention: promoting effective communication between nurses and mechanically ventilated patients.
    BMC Nurs 2017 15;16:74. Epub 2017 Dec 15.
    Department of Health Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.
    Background: Patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) often experience communication difficulties - usually associated with mechanical ventilation - resulting in psychological problems such as anxiety, fear, and depression. Good communication between nurses and patients is critical for success from personalised nursing care of each patient. The purpose of this study is to describe nurses' experience of a communication skills training intervention. Read More

    "From resistance to challenge": child health service nurses experiences of how a course in group leadership affected their management of parental groups.
    BMC Nurs 2017 2;16:73. Epub 2017 Dec 2.
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Box 157, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden.
    Background: All parents in Sweden are invited to child health service (CHS) parental groups, however only 49% of the families participate. The way the parental groups are managed has been shown to be of importance for how parents experience the support and CHS nurses describe feeling insecure when running the groups. Lack of facilitation, structure and leadership might jeopardise the potential benefit of such support groups. Read More

    Implementation and feasibility of the stroke nursing guideline in the care of patients with stroke: a mixed methods study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 1;16:72. Epub 2017 Dec 1.
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.
    Background: Nurses often have difficulties with using interdisciplinary stroke guidelines for patients with stroke as they do not focus sufficiently on nursing. Therefore, the Stroke Nursing Guideline (SNG) was developed and implemented. The aim of this study was to determine the implementation and feasibility of the SNG in terms of changes in documentation and use of the guideline in the care of stroke patients on Neurological and Rehabilitation wards, barriers and facilitators, and nurses' and auxiliary nurses' view of the implementation. Read More

    Assessing the Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure in sexual health nurses' consultations.
    BMC Nurs 2017 25;16:71. Epub 2017 Nov 25.
    General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, 1 Horselethill Road, Glasgow, G12 9LX UK.
    Background: Increasingly healthcare policies emphasise the importance of person-centred, empathic care. Consequently, healthcare professionals are expected to demonstrate the 'human' aspects of care in training and in practice. The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure is a patient-rated measure of the interpersonal skills of healthcare practitioners. Read More

    Single mothering as experienced by Burundian refugees in Australia: a qualitative inquiry.
    BMC Nurs 2017 25;16:70. Epub 2017 Nov 25.
    School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University, 160 Ann Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia.
    Background: Refugee mothers have fled from their homeland to escape persecutions with their children only to find other threats to their well-being in the new country. Building on previous research, it is known that being a new immigrant is challenging and requires adaptation. The adaptation process, known as acculturation, may not be successful leading to psychological distress. Read More

    Patient preferences for participation in patient care and safety activities in hospitals.
    BMC Nurs 2017 21;16:69. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Institute of Health and Care Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 457, 40530 Gothenburg, SE Sweden.
    Background: Active patient participation is a patient safety priority for health care. Yet, patients and their preferences are less understood. The aim of the study was to explore hospitalised patients' preferences on participation in their care and safety activities in Sweden. Read More

    Burden of musculoskeletal disorders among registered nurses: evidence from the Thai nurse cohort study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 21;16:68. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, 40002 Thailand.
    Background: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major public health problem among registered nurses (RNs) in Thailand. Information on their burdens at a national level is limited. This study estimated the prevalence of MSDs among RNs using the 2009 Thai Nurse Cohort, a nationally representative sample of RNs in Thailand. Read More

    Mobility care in nursing homes: development and psychometric evaluation of the kinaesthetics competence self-evaluation (KCSE) scale.
    BMC Nurs 2017 21;16:67. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
    Background: Impaired mobility is a prevalent condition among care-dependent persons living in nursing homes. Therefore, competence development of nursing staff in mobility care is important. This study aimed to develop and initially test the Kinaesthetics Competence Self-Evaluation (KCSE) scale for assessing nursing staff's competence in mobility care. Read More

    Measuring nurses' perception of work environment: a scoping review of questionnaires.
    BMC Nurs 2017 21;16:66. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI), PO Box 4404 Nydalen, N-0403 Oslo, Norway.
    Background: Nurses' work environment has been shown to be associated with quality of care and organizational outcomes. In order to monitor the work environment, it is useful for all stakeholders to know the questionnaires that assess or evaluate conditions for delivering nursing care. The aim of this article is: to review the literature for assessed survey questionnaires that measure nurses' perception of their work environment, make a brief assessment, and map the content domains included in a selection of questionnaires. Read More

    Nurses' competencies in home healthcare: an interview study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 17;16:65. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare, Borås, Sweden.
    Background: Nurses working in Home healthcare (HHC) are facing major challenges since more advanced care and treatment are increasingly being carried out in patients' homes. The aim of this study has been to explore how nurses experience their competencies in HHC situations.

    Methods: This study has a qualitative and explorative design. Read More

    A clinical pathway for the management of difficult venous access.
    BMC Nurs 2017 17;16:64. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
    Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, Australia.
    Background: Many patients are admitted to hospital with non-visible or palpable veins, often resulting in multiple painful attempts at cannulation, anxiety and catheter failure. We developed a difficult intravenous pathway at our institution to reduce the burden of difficult access for patients by increasing first attempt success with ultrasound guidance. The emphasis was to provide a solution for hospitalised patients after business hours by training the after-hours clinical support team in ultrasound guided cannulation. Read More

    Advanced nurse practitioners in municipal healthcare as a way to meet the growing healthcare needs of the frail elderly: a qualitative interview study with managers, doctors and specialist nurses.
    BMC Nurs 2017 16;16:63. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    Department of Care Science, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, -205 06 Malmö, SE Sweden.
    Background: The number of frail elderly people with complex nursing and medical care needs is increasing, and consequently, the healthcare burden. The implementation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners globally has been shown to make healthcare more effective and increase patient safety, continuity of care and access to care. In Sweden, research about Advanced Nurse Practitioners is limited. Read More

    A comparative study of job satisfaction among nurses, psychologists/psychotherapists and social workers working in Quebec mental health teams.
    BMC Nurs 2017 15;16:62. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute Research Centre, 6875 LaSalle Blvd. Montreal, Quebec, H4H 1R3 Canada.
    Background: This study identified multiple socio-professional and team effectiveness variables, based on the Input-Mediator-Output-Input (IMOI) model, and tested their associations with job satisfaction for three categories of mental health professionals (nurses, psychologists/psychotherapists, and social workers).

    Methods: Job satisfaction was assessed with the Job Satisfaction Survey. Independent variables were classified into four categories: 1) Socio-professional Characteristics; 2) Team Attributes; 3) Team Processes; and 4) Team Emergent States. Read More

    "We are the best to stand in for patients": a qualitative study on nurses' advocacy characteristics in Ghana.
    BMC Nurs 2017 14;16:61. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
    Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 96, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
    Background: Patient advocacy has been identified as a core duty of the nurse, and certain nurse characteristics influence the performance of the role. However, these characteristics have not been adequately explored in Ghana. This study aimed to explore the perspectives of nurses about the characteristics of nurses that influence their role as patient advocates. Read More

    Support pressure distribution for positioning in neutral versus conventional positioning in the prevention of decubitus ulcers: a pilot study in healthy participants.
    BMC Nurs 2017 16;16:60. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
    Department of Medical Statistics, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.
    Background: Decubitus ulcers are associated with a burden for the patients and cause enormous costs. One of the reasons for the development of decubitus is prolonged exposure to pressure. The aim of this pilot study was to examine the pressure distribution of healthy individuals either positioned in Positioning in Neutral (LiN) or conventional positioning (CON). Read More

    Long-term effects of nurse-led individualized education on middle-aged patients with acute coronary synrome: a quasi-experimental study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 16;16:59. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
    College of Nursing, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimniro, Seondong-gu, Seoul 04763 South Korea.
    Background: This study examined the long-term effects of nurse-led, individualized education on self-efficacy, self-care compliance, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in middle-aged patients with new-onset acute coronary syndrome.

    Methods: A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design was used in the study. A cardiovascular nurse provided individualized education to the intervention group (n = 32), and self-efficacy, self-care compliance, and HRQoL at baseline and 3 and 12 months after discharge were compared to those of a control group (n = 30). Read More

    Enhancing utility and understanding of evidence based practice through undergraduate nurse education.
    BMC Nurs 2017 29;16:58. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
    Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK.
    Background: The concept of evidence-based practice is globally relevant in current healthcare climates. However, students and teachers struggle with integrating evidence based practice effectively into a curriculum. This has implications for nurse education and in particular the way in which research is presented and delivered to students. Read More

    A case study on building capacity to improve clinical mentoring and maternal child health in rural Tanzania: the path to implementation.
    BMC Nurs 2017 26;16:57. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, 433 First Ave, 6th floor, New York, NY 10010 USA.
    Background: Tanzania is a low income, East African country with a severe shortage of human resources for health or health workers. This shortage threatens any gains the country is making in improving maternal health outcomes. This paper describes a partnership between Touch Foundation and NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Global, aimed at improving clinical mentorship and capacity among nurses and midwives at two rural hospitals in the Tanzanian Lake Zone Region. Read More

    Treatment in the home setting with intermittent pneumatic compression for a woman with chronic leg ulcers: a case report.
    BMC Nurs 2017 21;16:56. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University/Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, Sydney, Australia.
    Background: Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) is shown to improve the healing rate of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) in the hospital setting. The current Australian "Gold Standard" treatment according to the Australian and New Zealand Wound Management Associations' (AWMA) Prevention & Management of Venous Leg Ulcer guidelines is compression, generally in the form of bandaging then progressing to hosiery once wounds are healed to prevent recurrence. This is recommended in conjunction with other standards of wound management including; nutrition, exercise, client education and addressing underlying pathophysiology and psychosocial factors. Read More

    A mixed method study of an education intervention to reduce use of restraint and implement person-centered dementia care in nursing homes.
    BMC Nurs 2017 18;16:55. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    Center for Care Research, Western Norway, Bergen, Norway.
    Background: People living with dementia in nursing homes are most likely to be restrained. The primary aim of this mixed-method education intervention study was to investigate which factors hindered or facilitated staff awareness related to confidence building initiatives based on person-centred care, as an alternative to restraint in residents with dementia in nursing homes. The education intervention, consisting of a two-day seminar and monthly coaching sessions for six months, targeted nursing staff in 24 nursing homes in Western Norway. Read More

    A cross sectional study on nursing process implementation and associated factors among nurses working in selected hospitals of Central and Northwest zones, Tigray Region, Ethiopia.
    BMC Nurs 2017 15;16:54. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    Department Biomedical, Aksum University Health Science College, Aksum, Ethiopia.
    Background: The nursing process is a systematic method of planning, delivering, and evaluating individualized care for clients in any state of health or illness. Many countries have adopted the nursing process as the standard of care to guide nursing practice; however, the problem is its implementation. If nurses fail to carry out the necessary nursing care through the nursing process; the effectiveness of patient progress may be compromised and can lead to preventable adverse events. Read More

    How school nurses experience and understand everyday pain among adolescents.
    BMC Nurs 2017 13;16:53. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
    Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway.
    Background: Pain problems are a rapidly growing health problem found among both children and adolescent, and about 15-30% have reported chronic pain problems. School nurses in Norway meet adolescents with various ailments, including pain. Yet research on how school nurses perceive the pain experienced by adolescents is limited. Read More

    Ground-up-top down: a mixed method action research study aimed at normalising research in practice for nurses and midwives.
    BMC Nurs 2017 12;16:52. Epub 2017 Sep 12.
    Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, Hunter New England Local Health District, Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia.
    Background: Improving health, patient and system outcomes through a practice-based research agenda requires infrastructural supports, leadership and capacity building approaches, at both the individual and organisational levels. Embedding research as normal nursing and midwifery practice requires a flexible approach that is responsive to the diverse clinical contexts within which care is delivered and the variable research skills and interest of clinicians. This paper reports the study protocol for research being undertaken in a Local Health District (LHD) in New South Wales (NSW) Australia. Read More

    Adherence to precautions for preventing the transmission of microorganisms in primary health care: a qualitative study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 11;16:49. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Department of Nursing, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil.
    Background: Health care associated infections (HAIs) are a source of concern worldwide. No health service in any country can be considered HAI risk-free. However, there is scarcity of data on the risks to which both patients and health workers are subject in non-hospital settings. Read More

    How do nurse consultant job characteristics impact on job satisfaction? An Australian quantitative study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 11;16:51. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, 2351 NSW Australia.
    Background: There is a direct link between job satisfaction, nurses' job performance and improved patient outcomes. Understanding what job characteristics influence job satisfaction is vital if health organizations are to optimize individual employee satisfaction and performance. This is particularly necessary in the Nurse Consultant role, which is a multifaceted role that has evolved to meet the dynamic and changing needs of health services. Read More

    Prevalence of low back pain in Iranian nurses: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMC Nurs 2017 11;16:50. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Department of Biostatistics, Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
    Background: Low back pain (LBP) as a musculoskeletal disorder is one of the most common occupational injuries in nurses but there isn't any valid measure of the prevalence of LBP in Iranian nursing. In order to increase the power and improve the estimates of the prevalence of LBP in Iranian nurses, a comprehensive meta-analysis was carried out. A summary measure of all studies conducted in this field was found and distributions of LBP were evaluated based on different variables. Read More

    Tensions in learning professional identities - nursing students' narratives and participation in practical skills during their clinical practice: an ethnographic study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 16;16:48. Epub 2017 Aug 16.
    Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Health Sciences, Örebro University, S-70182 Örebro, Sweden.
    Background: Clinical practice is a pivotal part of nursing education. It provides students with the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills they have acquired from lectures into practice with real patients, under the guidance of registered nurses. Clinical experience is also essential for shaping the nursing students' identity as future professional nurses. Read More

    Perceptions of the critical cultural competence of registered nurses in Canada.
    BMC Nurs 2017 15;16:47. Epub 2017 Aug 15.
    King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    Background: Cultural diversity often leads to misunderstandings, clashes, conflicts, ethnocentrism, discrimination, and stereotyping due to the frequent intersection of many variables, such as differences in traditions, behaviours, ethical and moral perspectives, conceptions of health and illness, and language barriers. The root of the issue is related to the way people conceptualise differences and the unique cultural and historical circumstances that have shaped different groups' heritages. In this study, therefore, we aimed to investigate the perceptions of critical cultural competence (CCC) of registered nurses working in various hospitals across the province of British Columbia, Canada. Read More

    Cardiac health knowledge and misconceptions among nursing students: implications for nursing curriculum design.
    BMC Nurs 2017 15;16:46. Epub 2017 Aug 15.
    Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
    Background: Cardiac misconceptions are common among healthcare professionals. The development of professional knowledge is considered an essential component of nursing education. Nurses, regardless of their grade, skills, and experience, should be updated with information so as to be able to rectify their misconceptions, as these could affect patient health outcomes. Read More

    What establishes an excellent nurse? A focus group and Delphi panel approach.
    BMC Nurs 2017 10;16:45. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
    Research center for talent development in higher education and society, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands.
    Background: Over the past few years, the complexity of the health care system in which nurses are required to practice has increased considerably, magnifying the need for excellent professionals with a specific set of knowledge, skills and attitudes. However, the characteristics that distinguish an excellent nurse have not yet been clarified. The aim of this study was to determine nurses' perspectives regarding characteristics associated with an excellent nurse in order to elicit a conceptual profile. Read More

    Organisational and environmental characteristics of residential aged care units providing highly person-centred care: a cross sectional study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 10;16:44. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
    Department of Nursing, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden.
    Background: Few studies have empirically investigated factors that define residential aged care units that are perceived as being highly person-centred. The purpose of this study was to explore factors characterising residential aged care units perceived as being highly person-centred, with a focus on organisational and environmental variables, as well as residents' and staff' characteristics.

    Methods: A cross-sectional design was used. Read More

    Effectiveness, structure, and content of nurse counseling in gynecologic oncology: a systematic review.
    BMC Nurs 2017 3;16:43. Epub 2017 Aug 3.
    Institute for Applied Nursing Sciences IPW-FHS, University of Applied Sciences FHS St. Gallen, Rosenbergstrasse 59, 9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland.
    Background: Gynecological pre-cancer and gynecological cancers are considerable diseases in women throughout the world. The disease and treatment lead to numerous biopsychosocial issues. To improve the outcomes of affected women, several counseling interventions have been tested thus far in nursing research. Read More

    New graduate nurses' experiences in a clinical specialty: a follow up study of newcomer perceptions of transitional support.
    BMC Nurs 2017 28;16:42. Epub 2017 Jul 28.
    Western Sydney University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751 Australia.
    Background: Given the increasing complexity of acute care settings, high patient acuity and demanding workloads, new graduate nurses continue to require greater levels of support to manage rising patient clinical care needs. Little is known about how change in new graduate nurses' satisfaction with clinical supervision and the practice environment impacts on their transitioning experience and expectations during first year of practice. This study aimed to examine change in new graduate nurses' perceptions over the 12-month Transitional Support Program, and identify how organizational factors and elements of clinical supervision influenced their experiences. Read More

    Assessment of nurses interventions in the Management of Clinical Alarms in the critical care unit, Kenyatta National Hospital, a cross sectional study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 25;16:41. Epub 2017 Jul 25.
    School of Nursing Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 19676, Nairobi, 00200 Kenya.
    Background: Alarms in the critical areas are an important component of most of the machines as they alert nurses on the change in the patients' condition. Most patients in the critical care units cannot speak for themselves hence cannot pinpoint when their condition changes. It is therefore important to assess the nurses' interventions when managing clinical alarms. Read More

    "Do you see what I mean?" staff collaboration in eating disorder units during mealtimes.
    BMC Nurs 2017 20;16:40. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
    Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
    Background: Eating disorders are psychiatric illnesses with potentially life-threatening consequences. Inpatient treatment is typically required for the most severely ill patients, who are often emaciated or significantly malnourished. A core therapeutic objective is to normalize eating patterns and facilitate weight gain. Read More

    Significance of quality of care for quality of life in persons with dementia at risk of nursing home admission: a cross-sectional study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 14;16:39. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, PO Box 157, -221 00 Lund, SE Sweden.
    Background: Quality of life in persons with dementia is, in large part, dependent on the quality of care they receive. Investigating both subjective and objective aspects of quality of care may reveal areas for improvement regarding their care, which information may ultimately enable persons with dementia to remain living in their own homes while maintaining quality of life. The aim of this study was to 1) describe self-reported quality of life in persons with dementia at risk of nursing home admission. Read More

    Importance of social capital at the workplace for return to work among women with a history of long-term sick leave: a cohort study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 14;16:38. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
    Health and Care Sciences, the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Background: The workplace is an essential source of social capital for many people; it provides mutual support and gives meaning to life. However, few prospective studies have thoroughly investigated the importance of aspects of social capital in the workplace. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between aspects of social capital (social support, sense of community, and quality of leadership) at the workplace, and work ability, working degree, and vitality among women with a history of long-term sick leave from human service organizations. Read More

    Aspects of family caregiving as addressed in planned discussions between nurses, patients with chronic diseases and family caregivers: a qualitative content analysis.
    BMC Nurs 2017 11;16:37. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
    Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Research Group Nursing Diagnostics, Groningen, The Netherlands.
    Background: Caregiving by family members of elderly with chronic conditions is currently intensifying in the context of an aging population and health care reform in the Netherlands. It is essential that nurses have attention for supporting roles of family caregivers of older patients and address family caregiving aspects on behalf of the continuity of care. This study aims to explore what aspects of family caregiving were addressed during planned discussions between nurses, patients and family caregivers in the hospital. Read More

    "Can you keep it real?" : Practical, and culturally tailored lifestyle recommendations by Mexican American women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 6;16:36. Epub 2017 Jul 6.
    University of Missouri-St. Louis, Seton 315, College of Nursing, South Campus, St. Louis, MO 6321-4400 USA.
    Background: The purpose of this article is to engage clinicians in a dialogue about ideas on how to provide more specific, contextually relevant, practical and culturally tailored diabetes self-management recommendations as suggested by Mexican-American women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Current diabetes self-management recommendations, targeting Mexican Americans in particular, remain largely broad ("reduce your calorie intake" or "cut back on carbs"), overly ambitious ("stop eating tortillas"), and relatively ineffective (Svedbo Engström et al., BMJ Open 6(3):e010249, 2016; Johansson et al. Read More

    Conceptualising a model to guide nursing and midwifery in the community guided by an evidence review.
    BMC Nurs 2017 29;16:35. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
    School of Nursing & Midwifery, Brookfield health Sciences Complex, University College, Cork, Ireland.
    Background: Successful models of nursing and midwifery in the community delivering healthcare throughout the lifespan and across a health and illness continuum are limited, yet necessary to guide global health services. Primary and community health services are the typical points of access for most people and the location where most care is delivered. The scope of primary healthcare is complex and multifaceted and therefore requires a practice framework with sound conceptual and theoretical underpinnings. Read More

    "Teamwork in hospitals": a quasi-experimental study protocol applying a human factors approach.
    BMC Nurs 2017 29;16:34. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
    Department of Health Science Gjøvik, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, P.O. Box 191, 2802 Gjøvik, Norway.
    Background: Effective teamwork and sufficient communication are critical components essential to patient safety in today's specialized and complex healthcare services. Team training is important for an improved efficiency in inter-professional teamwork within hospitals, however the scientific rigor of studies must be strengthen and more research is required to compare studies across samples, settings and countries. The aims of the study are to translate and validate teamwork questionnaires and investigate healthcare personnel's perception of teamwork in hospitals (Part 1). Read More

    Lifespan and associated factors of peripheral intravenous Cannula among infants admitted in public hospitals of Mekelle City, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2016.
    BMC Nurs 2017 15;16:33. Epub 2017 Jun 15.
    School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and Referral Hospital, Axum University, Axum, Ethiopia.
    Background: Peripheral Intravenous cannula (IV) is the most common vascular access device used to administer medications with the exception of medication or fluid with high or low PH or hyperosmolarity which may cause severe damage to small veins. The insertion of a peripheral intravenous cannula in newborn infants can be difficult. Appropriate veins with sufficient capacity to insert a cannula become less available throughout the hospital stay. Read More

    The challenges and opportunities of translating best practice immunisation strategies among low performing general practices to reduce equity gaps in childhood immunisation coverage in New Zealand.
    BMC Nurs 2017 12;16:31. Epub 2017 Jun 12.
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, 261 Morrin Road, St. Johns, Auckland, 1072 New Zealand.
    Background: Immunisation coverage rates vary considerably at the local level across New Zealand and challenges remain with effectively translating best available research evidence into public health practice. This study aimed to translate best practices from high performing general practices into strategies to improve childhood immunisation coverage among low performing practices.

    Methods: An intervention study was undertaken of general practices with low immunisation coverage rates and a high percentage of the enrolled population being of Māori ethnicity. Read More

    Factors that influence the clinical utilization of the nursing process at a hospital in Accra, Ghana.
    BMC Nurs 2017 9;16:30. Epub 2017 Jun 9.
    UNAIDS, Accra, Ghana.
    Background: The nursing process is a tool that is recommended for use by all professional nurses working in Ghana, in order to provide nursing care. However, there is currently a limited use of this tool by nurses in Ghana. The purpose of this research study was to explore the various factors that influence the utilization of this nursing process. Read More

    Development and evaluation of a modified brief assertiveness training for nurses in the workplace: a single-group feasibility study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 6;16:29. Epub 2017 Jun 6.
    Faculty of Nursing, International University of Health and Welfare, 1-7-4 Momochihama, Sawara, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka 814-0001 Japan.
    Background: Effective communication has a great impact on nurses' job satisfaction, team relationships, as well as patient care/safety. Previous studies have highlighted the various beneficial effects of enhancing communication through assertiveness training programs for nurses. However, most programs take a long time to implement; thus, briefer programs are urgently required for universal on-the-job-training in the workplace. Read More

    The use of life stories and its influence on persons with dementia, their relatives and staff - a systematic mixed studies review.
    BMC Nurs 2017 2;16:28. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Faculty of Health- and Social Studies, Østfold University College, 1757 Halden, Norway.
    Background: Dementia is an important predictor of nursing home admissions. Due to progressive dementia symptoms, over time it becomes difficult for persons with dementia to communicate their wishes and participate in decisions concerning their everyday lives. Their well-being, sense of dignity, integrity and personhood are at risk. Read More

    Dysphagia screening after acute stroke: a quality improvement project using criteria-based clinical audit.
    BMC Nurs 2017 2;16:27. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Postbox 7030, 5020 Bergen, Norway.
    Background: Dysphagia is common after stroke and represents a major risk factor for developing aspiration pneumonia. Early detection can reduce the risk of pulmonary complications and death. Despite the fact that evidence-based guidelines recommend screening for swallowing deficit using a standardized screening tool, national audits has identified a gap between practice and this recommendation. Read More

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