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AnneLoes van Staa, Janet Been-Dahmen, Heleen van der Stege, Denise Beck, Mirjam Tielen, Marleen van Buren, Cora Braat, Emma Massey, Wendy Oldenmenger, Erwin Ista
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2019: BMC Nursing
S Gabrielsson, Å Engström, S Gustafsson
Background: Implementation of reflective practice groups in psychiatric and mental health contexts might improve the quality of care through promoting self-awareness, clinical insight, and facilitating stress management and team building. There is a need for valid and reliable instruments to test the outcomes of reflective practice groups in the mental health context. This study aimed to test the validity and reliability of the Swedish version of the Clinical Supervision Evaluation Questionnaire...
2019: BMC Nursing
Confidence Alorse Atakro, Ernestina Armah, Awube Menlah, Isabella Garti, Stella Boatemaa Addo, Peter Adatara, George Sedinam Boni
Background: In meeting the global standard of patient safety, quality care and nursing leadership, countries are urged by the World Health Organisation to have a greater proportion of nurses educated to degree level or higher. However, some researchers have found that there are very little differences in competencies of diploma registered nurses and first degree nurses in some countries. University education in nursing remains problematic and there are many disparities in the programmes currently being offered in different parts of the world...
2019: BMC Nursing
Linda Wieke Noviyanti, Hanny Handiyani, Dewi Gayatri
Background: It is recognised worldwide that the skills of nursing students concerning patient safety is still not optimal. The role of clinical instructors is to instil in students the importance of patient safety. Therefore, it is important to have competent clinical instructors. Their experience can be enhanced through the application of quality circles. This study identifies the effect of quality circles on improving the safety of patients of nursing students. Patient safety is inseparable from the quality of nursing education...
2018: BMC Nursing
Aryo Dewanto, Viera Wardhani
Background: Despite the inevitable growing rate of nurse turnover worldwide and its consequences, limited empirical data has been published in Indonesia. This study aims to describe the nurse turnover pattern at private hospitals, its causes and consequences as perceived by the hospitals' managers. Methods: A survey method was used to obtain secondary and primary data from five private general hospitals in three administrative regions in East Java, Indonesia. The data of nurse turnover and demographic characteristics were collected...
2018: BMC Nursing
Azam Faraji, Amir Aryan, Faranak Jafari, Alireza Khatony
Background: One of the main responsibilities of professional nurses is protecting themselves against legal complications. Hence, they have to be sufficiently aware of the professional rules. This study examines the Iranian nurses' awareness of professional rules. Methods: A total of 260 nurses were randomly selected from among the nurses working at various wards and included in this cross-sectional descriptive analytical study. Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire...
2018: BMC Nursing
Sabine Valenta, Rebecca Spirig, Christine Miaskowski, Kathrin Zaugg, Elisabeth Spichiger
Background: Pain is one of cancer patients' most frequent and distressing symptoms; however, analgesics' side effects often increase symptom burden. Further, with the home rapidly becoming the primary cancer care setting, family caregivers (FCs) commonly play central roles in patients' pain self-management, but with little or no preparation. One US-tested intervention, the PRO-SELF© Plus Pain Control Program (PCP), designed to support cancer outpatients and their FCs in pain self-management, is currently being tested in the Swiss multi-centre PEINCA study...
2018: BMC Nursing
Marie Appelgren, Christel Bahtsevani, Karin Persson, Gunilla Borglin
Background: Research suggests that registered nurses (RNs) do not feel adequately prepared to support patients with intellectual disability disorder (IDD). This is unsurprising, as few European health sciences curricula include undergraduate and graduate training courses in IDD. As RNs are often in the front line of care, eliciting in-depth knowledge about how they experience nursing this group of patients is vital. Our aim in this study was to develop a conceptual understanding about RNs' experiences of nursing patients with IDD...
2018: BMC Nursing
Susan Ka Yee Chow, Kin-Man Lam, Shih-Hung Lie, Ka-Chun Mak, Ka-Chun Mong, Chun-Man So, Wai-Yip Yuen
Background: To adopt a healthy lifestyle is considered an essential component of nursing education. Self-rated health is a subjective assessment of health status and is consistent with objective health status. Previous studies have shown an association between self-rated health and engagement in a healthy lifestyle. Nursing students need to feel good about their subjective health status and to be able to adopt health improvements in their lifestyle before attempting to disseminate health messages to clients...
2018: BMC Nursing
Siobhan O'Connor, Christi Deaton, Fiona Nolan, Bridget Johnston
Background: A changing sociodemographic landscape has seen rising numbers of people with two or more long-term health conditions. Multimorbidity presents numerous challenges for patients and families and those who work in healthcare services. Therefore, the nursing profession needs to understand the issues involved in supporting people with multiple chronic conditions and how to prepare the future workforce to care for them. Methods: A descriptive, exploratory study was used to examine the future of nursing in an age of multimorbidity...
2018: BMC Nursing
Ingalill Koinberg, Elisabeth Hansson Olofsson, Eric Carlström, Lars-Eric Olsson
Background: People affected by head and neck cancer (HNC) experience a variety of multifaceted health-related problems during the treatment process, based on both the disease and side effects, several years after the treatment is complete. This study investigated a person-centred intervention using transition theory as a framework. Aim: Thus, the aim of the present study was to explore patients' experience of the transition and person centred care from diagnosis to the end of the treatment period...
2018: BMC Nursing
Philippe Delmas, Louise O'Reilly, Chantal Cara, Sylvain Brousseau, Jean Weidmann, Delphine Roulet-Schwab, Isabelle Ledoux, Jérôme Pasquier, Matteo Antonini, Tanja Bellier-Teichmann
Background: Humanistic nursing practice constitutes the cornerstone of the nursing profession. However, according to some authors, such practice tends to fade over time in favour of non-humanistic behaviours. To contrast this tendency, an educational intervention (EI) based on Watson's Theory of Human Caring was developed and tested in two pilot studies involving, respectively, rehabilitation nurses in Quebec (Canada) and haemodialysis (HD) nurses in Switzerland. In light of the positive results obtained in these, another study is being undertaken to examine more in depth the EI's effects on both HD nurses and patients in French Switzerland...
2018: BMC Nursing
Gregory B Omondi, George Serem, Nancy Abuya, David Gathara, Neville A Stanton, Dorothy Agedo, Mike English, Georgina A V Murphy
Background: Sharing tasks with lower cadre workers may help ease the burden of work on the constrained nursing workforce in low- and middle-income countries but the quality and safety issues associated with shifting tasks are rarely critically evaluated. This research explored this gap using a Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) method as a novel approach to address this gap and inform task sharing policies in neonatal care settings in Kenya. Methods: We used Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA) and the Systematic Human Error Reduction and Prediction Approach (SHERPA) to analyse and identify the nature and significance of potential errors of nasogastric tube (NGT) feeding in a neonatal setting and to gain a preliminary understanding of informal task sharing...
2018: BMC Nursing
Joana Agyeman-Yeboah, Kwadwo Ameyaw Korsah
Background: Registered nurses in Ghana are trained to plan the care that they provide to their patients in a systematic and organized manner. This scientific approach to care is known as the nursing process. There is evidence that the nursing process is not being practised by professional nurses in Ghana, as expected. This research seeks to explore what informs nursing interventions in the clinical area. Methods: A qualitative study was conducted with ten registered nurses; and this was descriptive in nature...
2018: BMC Nursing
Carey Ann Mather, Elizabeth Anne Cummings, Fred Gale
Background: Access to, and use of, mobile or portable devices for learning at point of care within Australian healthcare environments is poorly governed. An absence of clear direction at systems, organisation and individual levels has created a mobile learning paradox, whereby although nurses understand the benefits of seeking and retrieving discipline or patient-related knowledge and information in real-time, mobile learning is not an explicitly sanctioned nursing activity. The purpose of this study was to understand the factors influencing mobile learning policy development from the perspective of professional nursing organisations...
2018: BMC Nursing
Bayan Kaddourah, Amani K Abu-Shaheen, Mohamad Al-Tannir
Background: Nurse turnover has a negative impact on the ability to meet patient needs and provide a high quality of care, which may create more stress on other staff due to increased workloads. This can lead to critical changes in the behavior of nurses towards their jobs resulting in low work satisfaction, low productivity, and leaving the organization. Thus, this study aimed to assess the quality of nursing work life (QNWL), to explore the nurses' turnover intention and to examine the correlation between QNWL and nurses' turnover intention...
2018: BMC Nursing
Katarina Kornaros, Sofia Zwedberg, Eva Nissen, Björn Salomonsson
Background: There is a considerable prevalence of and an increasing attention to emotional problems in families with infants. Yet, knowledge is scant of how to create efficient and accessible mental health services for this population. The study qualitatively explored public health nurses' conceptions of a clinical project, in which psychotherapists provided short-term consultations and supervisions for nurses at Child Health Centres in Stockholm. Methods: In-depth interviews with fifteen nurses...
2018: BMC Nursing
Olivier Anne Blanson Henkemans, Marjolein Keij, Marc Grootjen, Mascha Kamphuis, Anna Dijkshoorn
Background: The StartingTogether program (in Dutch SamenStarten) is a family-centred method for early identification of social-emotional and behavioural problems in young children. Nurses in preventive child health care find it challenging to: determine family issues and need for care; provide education; refer to social services; increase parent empowerment. To mitigate these challenges, we developed and evaluated the StartingTogether App, offering nurses and parents conversational support, tailored education and information on social services...
2018: BMC Nursing
Christiane Schaepe, Michael Ewers
Background: The use of medical technology and the various contributing and interdepending human factors in home care have implications for patient safety. Although family caregivers are often involved in the provision of advanced home care, there is little research on their contribution to safety. The study aims to explore family caregivers in Home Mechanical Ventilation (HMV) safety experiences and how safety is perceived by them in this context. Furthermore, it seeks to understand how family caregivers contribute to the patients' and their own safety in HMV and what kind of support they expect from their health care team...
2018: BMC Nursing
Nadine Saladin, Wilfried Schnepp, André Fringer
Background: Chronically ill persons experience conditions of life that can become unbearable, resulting in the wish to end their life prematurely. Relatives confronted with this wish experience ambivalence between loyalty to the person's desire to die and the fear of losing this person. Caring for a person during the premature dying process can be morally challenging for nurses. One way to end one's life prematurely is Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED). Methods: This embedded single case study explored the experiences of registered nurses (embedded units of analysis: ward manager, nursing manager, nursing expert) and relatives who accompanied a 49-year-old woman suffering from multiple sclerosis during VSED in a Swiss long-term care institution (main unit of analysis)...
2018: BMC Nursing
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