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261. Mental challenges of nurses in the face of unlearning situations in hospitals: A qualitative study (PubMed)

Mental challenges of nurses in the face of unlearning situations in hospitals: A qualitative study The unlearning process is complex and sometimes painful in nature. This process usually occurs in social interactions and is very dependent on social contexts and the work environment.To explore the concerns and mental challenges in facing unlearning situations in nurses.This qualitative study using content analysis was conducted in 2013-2015. Participants were 25 people, and research environment (...) and 3 themes. Our themes were discouraging/encouraging situation, double-edged sword colleagues, and organizational policies paradox, that the central theme of progressive and suppressor organizational climate paradox were derived from them.Exposure to unlearning situations is a complex process of which its adoption and implementation is difficult and challenging. This suggests that supporting nurses and attention to their mental concerns and providing favorable learning conditions is required.

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2017 Electronic physician

262. Preventing physical abuse of nursing home residents‐ as seen from the nursing staff's perspective (PubMed)

Preventing physical abuse of nursing home residents‐ as seen from the nursing staff's perspective This study aims to capture first-hand information from nursing home staff's own understanding regarding what they think and have experienced about prevention of physical abuse of nursing home residents and what measures they consider useful to implement in their daily work.The design is qualitative.A convenient sample of staff in three nursing homes was used and data were collected during three (...) focus group interviews. The total number of informants was 14. Thematic content analysis was used. The data collection period was from December 2015-February 2016.According to the staff, several factors contribute to the prevention of physical abuse of residents in nursing homes. There is a requirement for increased competence among staff about the concept of abuse and known risk factors. Good communication skills and trusting relationships are important factors, as well as a culture that fosters

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2017 Nursing open

263. Experiences of and support for nurses as second victims of adverse nursing errors: a qualitative systematic review. (PubMed)

Experiences of and support for nurses as second victims of adverse nursing errors: a qualitative systematic review. Second victims are clinicians who have made adverse errors and feel traumatized by the experience. The current published literature on second victims is mainly representative of doctors, hence nurses' experiences are not fully depicted. This systematic review was necessary to understand the second victim experience for nurses, explore the support provided, and recommend (...) appropriate support systems for nurses.To synthesize the best available evidence on nurses' experiences as second victims, and explore their experiences of the support they receive and the support they need.Participants were registered nurses who made adverse errors.The review included studies that described nurses' experiences as second victims and/or the support they received after making adverse errors.All studies conducted in any health care settings worldwide.The qualitative studies included were

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

264. Informed Strangers: Witnessing and Responding to Unethical Care as Student Nurses (PubMed)

Informed Strangers: Witnessing and Responding to Unethical Care as Student Nurses Nursing students occupy a unique perspective in clinical settings because they are informed, through education, about how patient care ought to happen. Given the brevity of placements and their "visiting status" in clinical sites, students are less invested in the ethos of specific sites. Subsequently, their perspectives of quality care are informed by what should happen, which might differ from that of nurses (...) and patients. The purpose of this study was to identify predominant themes in patient care, as experienced by students, and the influence that these observations have on the development of their ethical reasoning. Using a qualitative descriptive approach in which 27 nursing student papers and three follow-up in-depth interviews were analyzed, three main themes emerged: Good employee, poor nurse; damaged care; and negotiating the gap. The analysis of the ethical situations in these papers suggests

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2017 Global qualitative nursing research

265. Sexual Expression of Nursing Home Residents: Systematic Review of the Literature. (PubMed)

Sexual Expression of Nursing Home Residents: Systematic Review of the Literature. Living longer, baby boomers will need specialized care offered by nursing homes to manage chronic conditions. This review explores the knowledge, attitudes, and experiences towards older people's sexuality and sexual expression in nursing homes-an important area of research to meet the needs of this emerging population.A primary search of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL (...) , and response rate.Overall, sexual expression in older adults is recognized as a basic need that should be supported. Positive attitudes towards sexuality in nursing homes were correlated with a higher level of knowledge about older adults' sexuality. In addition, positive predictors of attitudes towards sexuality in nursing homes were found to be: age, level of education, and years of experience. Barriers to addressing sexuality in the elderly are the lack of privacy and staff discomfort, which together

2017 Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

266. Apathy: Risk Factor for Mortality in Nursing Home Patients

Apathy: Risk Factor for Mortality in Nursing Home Patients To determine the prognostic value of apathy for mortality in patients of somatic (SC) and dementia special care (DSC) nursing home (NH) units.Longitudinal design, secondary analyses of a 2-year, cluster-randomized trial with six measurements, approximately 4 months in between.SC and DSC-units of Dutch NHs.NH-patients of seventeen SC-units (n = 342) and sixteen DCS-units (n = 371).Data were available for 713 NH-patients, 266 of whom died

2017 EvidenceUpdates

267. Elderly peoples’ experiences of nursing homes in Bam city: A qualitative study (PubMed)

Elderly peoples’ experiences of nursing homes in Bam city: A qualitative study With the increasing number of elderly, especially in recent decades, transfer to nursing homes and the number of centers has also increased but experiences and problems of elders in these centers is less considered. So, the goal of this study is to explore the Elderly peoples' experiences of nursing homes.The current research was performed using a phenomenological approach in 2016. Participation in the study (...) is comprised of the elderly residents in a nursing home in Bam city who were selected based on an objective-oriented approach. The sampling was done until data saturation. Data collection methods were observation and an unstructured and in-depth interview. Data were analyzed using seven-stage Colaizzi process.In total, fifteen 68 - 82 years old people participated in our study and 52 primary and conceptual codes that were eventually categorized in five main themes (sense of rejection, sense of daily

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2017 Electronic physician

268. Therapeutic communication in nursing students: A Walker & Avant concept analysis (PubMed)

Therapeutic communication in nursing students: A Walker & Avant concept analysis Therapeutic communication, the fundamental component of nursing, is a complex concept. Furthermore, the poor encounters between nursing student and patient demonstrate the necessity of instruction regarding therapeutic communication. The aim of this study was to define and clarify this important concept for including this subject in the nursing curriculum with more emphasis.A literature search was conducted using (...) keywords such as "nursing student", "patient" and "therapeutic communication" and Persian-equivalent words in Persian databases (including Magiran and Medlib) and English databases (including PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus and ProQuest) without time limitation. After extracting concept definitions and determining characteristic features, therapeutic communication in nursing students was defined. Then, sample cases, antecedents, consequences and empirical referents of concept were determined.After

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2017 Electronic physician

269. Oral versus written feedback delivery to nursing students in clinical education: A randomized controlled trial (PubMed)

Oral versus written feedback delivery to nursing students in clinical education: A randomized controlled trial Feedback delivery is deemed as a key element during a students' clinical education. It keeps students on track to meet their goal and increase students' motivation and confidence.The aim of this study was to compare the quality of feedback delivery in oral versus written feedback delivery to nursing students in clinical education.A randomized controlled trial was conducted between (...) February and August 2012 in the city of Bojnurd in Iran. Using purposive sampling, last semester's nursing students (n=44) had been randomly assigned to oral and written feedback delivery groups. Three Instructors received orientation and training on methods of feedback delivery before study initiation. Then, they gave necessary oral and written feedback to the students. Clinical settings of the study included coronary care, surgical, and neonatal units of hospitals. Data collection tools were quality

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2017 Electronic physician Controlled trial quality: uncertain

270. Instruments for measuring undergraduate nursing students' knowledge, attitudes and skills in evidence-based practice: a systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

Instruments for measuring undergraduate nursing students' knowledge, attitudes and skills in evidence-based practice: a systematic review protocol. The objective of this systematic review is to identify and assess the properties of instruments for measuring undergraduate nursing students' knowledge, attitudes and skills in evidence-based practice (EBP).More specifically, the review questions are as follows.

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

271. Risk factors and nursing strategies to manage choking in adults with mental illness: a systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

Risk factors and nursing strategies to manage choking in adults with mental illness: a systematic review protocol. The review objectives are:Specifically, this review seeks to answer the following questions.

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

272. Experiences of gynecological cancer patients receiving care from specialist nurses: a qualitative systematic review. (PubMed)

Experiences of gynecological cancer patients receiving care from specialist nurses: a qualitative systematic review. The care needs of women with gynecological cancer are complex and change over the course of their cancer journey. Specialist nurses are well positioned to play a role in meeting the needs of women with gynecological cancer although their role and scope of practice have not been well defined. As patients are a key stakeholder, understanding their experience of care is an important (...) step in better defining the role and scope of practice of specialist nurses in gynecological oncology in Australia and New Zealand.This review sought to consider gynecological cancer patients' experiences of specialist nursing care. Exploring the patient's experience of care by a specialist nurse is one step in the process of better defining the role and scope of practice of specialist gynecological-oncology nurses in Australia and New Zealand.This review included studies with a focus on women

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

273. Teachers’ and postgraduate nursing students’ experience of the educational environment in Iran: A qualitative Research (PubMed)

Teachers’ and postgraduate nursing students’ experience of the educational environment in Iran: A qualitative Research The learning environment has a significant role in determining nursing students' academic achievements and course satisfaction. Creating a proper educational environment is therefore necessary for improving the quality of teaching and learning, and for delivering competent graduates to society.The present study was conducted to explore teachers' and postgraduate nursing (...) , teachers' competency, student appreciation, research centeredness, educational guidance and professionalism.The educational environment of postgraduate nursing programs in Iran encompasses different dimensions that can serve as both key points for educational environment evaluators and as guidelines for officials at different levels, to modify the weaknesses and improve the strengths of the system.

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2017 Electronic physician

274. Correlation between medication errors with job satisfaction and fatigue of nurses (PubMed)

Correlation between medication errors with job satisfaction and fatigue of nurses Medication errors which can cause several medical malfunctions, have been in the spotlight recently. Job satisfaction and fatigue seems to be related to the increase of medication errors in nursing.This study aimed to determine the correlation between the amount and type of medication errors with job satisfaction and fatigue of nurses working in Shahid Sadoughi hospital in Yazd-Iran.This is a descriptive study (...) by a cross-sectional and correlational approach conducted on all the nurses working in an educational hospital who have characteristics of samples. Participants were 170 nurses working in Shahid Sadooghi hospital in Yazd, Iran in 2012. The questionnaires of demographic characteristics, medication administration error and nurses' job satisfaction and fatigue by purposive sampling were used for gathering data. Validity and reliability were checked for internal consistency and stability. Data were analysed

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2017 Electronic physician

275. Effects of a nurse-led transitional care program on clinical outcomes, health-related knowledge, physical and mental health status among Chinese patients with coronary artery disease: A randomized controlled trial

Effects of a nurse-led transitional care program on clinical outcomes, health-related knowledge, physical and mental health status among Chinese patients with coronary artery disease: A randomized controlled trial Coronary artery disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among adults worldwide, including China. After a hospital stay, transitional care could help to ensure improved patient care and outcomes, and reduce Medicare costs. Nevertheless, the results of the existing (...) transitional care are not always satisfactory and our knowledge of how to perform effective transitional care for patients with coronary artery disease is limited in mainland China.To examine the effectiveness of a nurse-led transitional care program on clinical outcomes, health-related knowledge, and physical and mental health status among Chinese patients with coronary artery disease.Randomized controlled trial.The Omaha system and Pender's health promoting model were employed in planning

2017 EvidenceUpdates

276. Validity and reliability of swallowing screening tools used by nurses for dysphagia: A systematic review. (PubMed)

Validity and reliability of swallowing screening tools used by nurses for dysphagia: A systematic review. Dysphagia following neurological impairment increases the risk of dehydration, malnutrition, aspiration pneumonia, and even death. Screening for dysphagia has been reported to change negative outcomes. This review evaluated the validity and reliability of measurement tools for screening dysphagia in patients with neurological disorders to identify a feasible tool that can be used by nurses (...) . Electronic databases were searched for studies from 1992 to 2015 related to dysphagia screening measurements. The search was applied to the Pubmed, CINAHL, Cochrane, Medline, EBSCO host, and CEPS + CETD databases. A checklist was used to evaluate the psychometric quality. The tools were evaluated for their feasibility for incorporation into routine care by nurses in hospitals. A total of 104 papers were retrieved, and eight articles finally met the inclusion criteria. The sensitivity and specificity

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2017 Ci ji yi xue za zhi = Tzu-chi medical journal

277. Writing self‐efficacy in nursing students: The influence of a discipline‐specific writing environment (PubMed)

Writing self‐efficacy in nursing students: The influence of a discipline‐specific writing environment To explore if writing self-efficacy improved among first-year nursing students in the context of discipline-specific writing. The relationship between writing self-efficacy, anxiety and student grades are also explored with respect to various learner characteristics such as postsecondary experience, writing history, English as a second language status and online versus classroom

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2017 Nursing open

278. Meta-Analysis of the Ease of Care From the Nurses' Perspective Comparing Fentanyl Iontophoretic Transdermal System (ITS) Vs Morphine Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia (IV PCA) in Postoperative Pain Management. (PubMed)

Meta-Analysis of the Ease of Care From the Nurses' Perspective Comparing Fentanyl Iontophoretic Transdermal System (ITS) Vs Morphine Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia (IV PCA) in Postoperative Pain Management. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the ease of care (EOC) of fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system (ITS) vs the morphine intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA) as assessed by the nurse.Meta-analysis of three phase 3B randomized active-comparator trials.This (...) meta-analysis according to Cochrane's approach assessed EOC using a validated nurse questionnaire (22 items grouped into three subscales, which include time efficiency, convenience, and satisfaction) in adult patients treated with fentanyl ITS or morphine IV PCA for postoperative pain management. The weighted mean difference (WMD) between treatments was calculated.EOC analyses were based on responses to questionnaires from 848 (fentanyl ITS) and 761 (morphine IV PCA) nurses. Fentanyl ITS

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2017 Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

279. Exploration of pioneering as a major element of ethical leadership in nursing: A qualitative study (PubMed)

Exploration of pioneering as a major element of ethical leadership in nursing: A qualitative study Commitment to ethical behavior is considered as an essential part of occupational responsibilities of nursing, and leaders' pioneering in ethical growth and development has led to the emergence of the concept of ethical leadership.The purpose of this study was to explain the nursing leaders' perception and experiences of pioneering in the field of ethical leadership.In this qualitative study, data (...) were collected through semi-structured individual interviews. A total of 14 nursing leaders at different levels who were selected by purposeful sampling method participated in the study. Latent content analysis was used to analyze the data.Of 14 participants of the study, 8 were male and 6 were female aged 38 to 56 years old with a mean managerial experience of 12 years. In the analysis of interviews, 4 subcategories of "Role Modeling", "Empowerment", "Knowledge and Skill", and "Recognition" were

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2017 Electronic physician

280. The relationship between organizational commitment and nursing care behavior (PubMed)

The relationship between organizational commitment and nursing care behavior Nursing care encompasses physical, emotional, mental and social needs, in order to improve a patient's health and wellbeing. Caring is the central core and the essence of nursing. The important issue of care is access to proper care and increasing patients' satisfaction. Job performance of nurses is affected by many factors including organizational commitment. This study aimed to determine the relationship between (...) organizational commitment and nurses caring behavior.In this cross-sectional study, 322 nurses from selected Hospitals of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran were randomly selected and enrolled in the study in 2015. The self-reported data by nurses were collected through demographic characteristics questionnaire, Meyer & Allen organizational commitment model and Caring Behavior Inventory (CBI). Data were analyzed with SPSS statistical software version 20, using t-test and ANOVA.The

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2017 Electronic physician