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141. The impact of environmental and demographic factors on nursing job satisfaction (Full text)

The impact of environmental and demographic factors on nursing job satisfaction This study aims to evaluate all aspects of job satisfaction in registered nurses working in different hospitals in Shiraz, Iran.This cross-sectional study was performed during February to August 2015 in Shiraz, Iran. It comprised of 371 registered nurses working in government and private hospitals using multi-stage cluster sampling. Job satisfaction was evaluated using 5 items of the Job Descriptive Index (JDI (...) association was observed between environmental aspects such as work rotation (fixed versus rotating) nurse's status (staff vs. supervisors), type of hospitals (governmental vs. private) and work (p<0.01), promotion (p<0.02) and pay (p<0.01) items respectively; however, type of hospital was deemed exempt regarding promotion. Also regarding the number of shifts per week, nurses with more than eight shifts present a lower mean score of satisfaction about pay significantly (p=0.03).The results concerning

2018 Electronic physician PubMed

142. A quasi‐experimental study of the effect of teaching Orem's self‐care model on nursing students’ clinical performance and patient satisfaction (Full text)

A quasi‐experimental study of the effect of teaching Orem's self‐care model on nursing students’ clinical performance and patient satisfaction This study aims to determine the effect of teaching Orem's self-care model on nursing students' clinical performance and patient satisfaction.The study was a quasi-experimental, non-randomized, two-group design with posttest.In this quasi-experimental study, 66 nursing students were selected via convenience sampling method. The intervention group (...) was trained based on Orem's self-care model and the control group based on the routine nursing process method. Both groups cared patients for a week. Students' performance was evaluated during the clinical course by performance observation checklist and patient satisfaction was assessed at the end of clinical course using patient satisfaction form. Data were analysed in SPSS software using chi-squared, Fisher Exact test, Mann-Whitney, t test and two-way ANOVA.Clinical performance evaluation mean score

2018 Nursing open PubMed

143. Anaesthetizing children—From a nurse anaesthetist's perspective—A qualitative study (Full text)

Anaesthetizing children—From a nurse anaesthetist's perspective—A qualitative study The aim of this study was to describe nurse anaesthetists' experiences of encountering and caring for children in connection to anaesthesia.Qualitative design.Sixteen written narratives based on eight nurse anaesthetists' experiences of meeting children was analysed using qualitative content analysis.The overarching theme was: "anaesthetizing children is a complex caring situation, including interactions (...) with the child and parents as well as ensuring patient safety, affected by the perioperative team and organizational prerequisites". The nurses stated that in their interaction with the family, their goal was to ensure that children and parents felt secure and calm. "Striving to work in confidence" underlined the team and organizational influences. Encountering children involves more than knowledge about technical equipment, procedures and drugs. Knowledge about children's development and fears and parents

2018 Nursing open PubMed

144. Research priorities for respiratory nursing: a UK-wide Delphi study (Full text)

Research priorities for respiratory nursing: a UK-wide Delphi study Respiratory nurses make a significant contribution to the delivery of respiratory healthcare, but there is a dearth of nurse-led, practice-focused, published research. Using a modified three-round Delphi, this study sought to identify research priorities for respiratory nursing to inform a national research strategy. Study information and the survey link were sent electronically to members of UK professional respiratory (...) of asthma control"; 2) "The clinical and cost-effectiveness of respiratory nurse interventions"; 3) "The impact of nurse-led clinics on patient care"; 4) "Inhaler technique"; and 5) two topics jointly scored: "Prevention of exacerbations" and "Symptom management". With potential international significance, this is the first UK study to identify research priorities for respiratory nursing, providing direction for those planning or undertaking research.

2018 ERJ open research PubMed

145. Nurses' experience with relatives of patients receiving end‐of‐life care in nursing homes and at home: A questionnaire‐based cross‐sectional study (Full text)

Nurses' experience with relatives of patients receiving end‐of‐life care in nursing homes and at home: A questionnaire‐based cross‐sectional study The aim of this study was to explore any differences between nurses working in nursing home and home-based care in their experiences regarding relatives' ability to accept the imminence of death and relatives' ability to reach agreement when deciding on behalf of patients unable to consent.An electronic questionnaire-based cross-sectional (...) study.An electronically distributed survey to 884 nurses in long-term care in Norway in May 2014. A total of 399 nurses responded (45%), of which 197 worked in nursing homes and 202 in home-based care.Nurses in home-based care, more often than their colleagues in nursing homes, experienced that relatives had difficulties in accepting that patients were dying. Nurses who often felt insecure about whether life extension was in consistency with patients' wishes and nurses who talked most about life

2018 Nursing open PubMed

146. Integrating new knowledge into practice: An evaluation study on a continuing education for Swedish child health nurses on non‐synostotic plagiocephaly (Full text)

Integrating new knowledge into practice: An evaluation study on a continuing education for Swedish child health nurses on non‐synostotic plagiocephaly The aim of this study was to assess what knowledge on non-synostotic plagiocephaly prevention and reversal intervention and control group nurses imparted to parents and parents integrated in infant care.A group of nurses participated in a continuing education on non-synostotic plagiocephaly in one-to-one or small group sessions (...) at their workplace and received guidelines to follow. An evaluation was conducted with 35 intervention group and 15 control group nurses by asking them two open-ended questions 1 year later; 181 intervention group and 90 control group parents were also asked two open-ended questions and to rate their infant's head shape.Data were collected during the year 2013. Qualitative content analysis and case-by-case analysis were conducted using a process-oriented approach.Intervention group nurses imparted both regular

2018 Nursing open PubMed

147. A registry study of nursing assessments, interventions and evaluations according to nutrition for persons living in municipal residential care homes (Full text)

A registry study of nursing assessments, interventions and evaluations according to nutrition for persons living in municipal residential care homes The aim was to explore planned nursing interventions and evaluations of such interventions, in older people at risk for malnutrition living in municipal residential care homes.A registry study.The study was conducted using data from the Swedish national quality registry Senior Alert. Data on all persons assessed and registered in Senior Alert (...) living in municipal residential care homes in a mid-sized town between January and December 2014 were subjected to statistical analysis.In total, 677 nutritional risk assessments were performed among the participants (N = 587), who were between 65-109 years. A larger proportion of women were estimated as being at risk for malnutrition compared with men. The three most common prescribed nursing interventions were nutritional treatment, dietary support and weight control; however, interventions were

2018 Nursing open PubMed

148. The impact of social capital on clinical risk management in nursing: a survey in Iranian public educational hospitals (Full text)

The impact of social capital on clinical risk management in nursing: a survey in Iranian public educational hospitals This study aimed to explore the social capital impact on clinical risk management from nurses' viewpoints.This was a cross-sectional and analytical study conduct in six public educational hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS).Questionnaires were used as the data collection tool. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, parametric and non

2018 Nursing open PubMed

149. How do Tanzanian hospital nurses perceive their professional role? A qualitative study (Full text)

How do Tanzanian hospital nurses perceive their professional role? A qualitative study To describe the experiences of Tanzanian nurses, how they perceive their role as a professional nurse and their experience with nursing care in a general hospital.This study is explorative, descriptive and qualitative.The data were collected in 2015 by means of 10 semi-structured interviews and was analysed using qualitative content analysis.The data analysis revealed two themes with corresponding sub-themes (...) related to Tanzanian nurses' perception with their professional role and experiences with nursing care: (1) Feeling professional pride; (2) Experiencing limitations and inadequacy. The findings indicate that the Tanzanian nurses possess a strong professional pride and commitment to serve and care for their patients. The nurses do their best to provide high -quality nursing care but are faced with staffing shortages and limited materials that are beyond their control. Such limitations leave them

2018 Nursing open PubMed

150. Nurses lack confidence in escalating or identifying children at risk of abuse and neglect

Nurses lack confidence in escalating or identifying children at risk of abuse and neglect Nurses lack confidence in escalating or identifying children at risk of abuse and neglect Discover Portal Discover Portal Nurses lack confidence in escalating or identifying children at risk of abuse and neglect Published on 6 December 2016 doi: On the face of it, nurses are well placed to safeguard children, but asking them about their experiences reveals barriers which hinder that role. The research (...) points towards areas where support could help nurses fulfil their legal and ethical duties better. In a review of published qualitative research, including surveys, interviews and focus groups, nurses say they have insufficient confidence to report child abuse issues. They often feel a need to convince other professionals, viewed as above them in the hierarchy, before taking action. Some see child protection services as unhelpful; lacking faith that they will take appropriate safeguarding action

2018 NIHR Dissemination Centre

151. How nurses support families of intensive care patients towards the end of life

How nurses support families of intensive care patients towards the end of life How nurses support families of intensive care patients towards the end of life Discover Portal Discover Portal How nurses support families of intensive care patients towards the end of life Published on 22 November 2016 doi: Families of people dying in intensive care need to receive personalised communication and ongoing support, and be involved in the dying process. Researchers gathered evidence on how nurses care (...) , for example by clarifying the gradual change expected when medically focussed life-sustaining treatments are withdrawn and family centred end-of-life care begins. Lastly they described a common focus on making the nursing contribution more visible, such as using techniques to build lasting memories for families. Describing care in this specific setting is a crucial first step to improving palliative care. It may guide training for other healthcare professionals in the quality and consistency of care given

2018 NIHR Dissemination Centre

152. Individual support of nurses using electronic medicine monitors can improve HIV treatment

Individual support of nurses using electronic medicine monitors can improve HIV treatment Individual support of nurses using electronic medicine monitors can improve HIV treatment Discover Portal Discover Portal Individual support of nurses using electronic medicine monitors can improve HIV treatment Published on 10 October 2017 doi: Use of electronic pill bottles that record when they are opened and follow-up discussion of the printed readouts with nurses improved HIV outcomes. It is thought (...) of medication usage so that strategies could be discussed to improve adherence. As non-adherence is the main barrier to effective management of HIV, any measures that improve it are welcomed. However, the intervention tested here requires several hours of training for the nurses delivering it and may not be that easy to introduce in practice. Evaluation of the approach in non-trial settings is necessary before wider implementation. Share your views on the research. Why was this study needed? HIV infection

2018 NIHR Dissemination Centre

153. Nurses and pharmacists can prescribe as effectively as doctors

Nurses and pharmacists can prescribe as effectively as doctors Nurses and pharmacists can prescribe as effectively as doctors Discover Portal Discover Portal Nurses and pharmacists can prescribe as effectively as doctors Published on 21 March 2017 doi: Prescribing by suitably-trained pharmacists and nurses offers similar outcomes to prescribing by doctors, at least in the management of chronic conditions. This Cochrane review pooled clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction across 45 studies (...) of nurse or pharmacist prescribing compared with doctor prescribing. Most studies were of chronic disease management in primary care settings in high income countries (25 from the US and six from the UK). Independent and supplementary prescribers in the NHS include not only the nurses and pharmacists, as covered in this review, but also other professions such as podiatrists, optometrists, and physiotherapists. At a time of high demand for NHS resources, with shortages of doctors in some specialties

2018 NIHR Dissemination Centre

154. Specialist nurses can manage heart failure drug dosing successfully

Specialist nurses can manage heart failure drug dosing successfully Specialist nurses can manage heart failure drug dosing successfully Discover Portal Discover Portal Specialist nurses can manage heart failure drug dosing successfully Published on 9 February 2016 doi: Use of specialist nurses to optimise drug dosages using protocols in people with heart failure was more effective than dose monitoring by other health professionals. These nurses had advanced practice certification. This finding (...) appointments may be infrequent and some GPs are reluctant to increase drug doses due to concerns about potential side effects. Using specialist nurses to optimise dosing in frequent outpatient appointments or home visits, through protocols and consultation with cardiologists, reduced deaths and hospital admissions. It is not clear how much this may have been due to the increased number and frequency of appointments, the protocols used or improved communication with the cardiology team. Specialist nurse

2018 NIHR Dissemination Centre

155. Stopping Donepezil may be linked to nursing home placement for people with Alzheimer’s disease, but a “cause and effect” not conclusive

Stopping Donepezil may be linked to nursing home placement for people with Alzheimer’s disease, but a “cause and effect” not conclusive Stopping Donepezil may be linked to nursing home placement for people with Alzheimer’s disease, but a “cause and effect” not conclusive Discover Portal Discover Portal Stopping Donepezil may be linked to nursing home placement for people with Alzheimer’s disease, but a “cause and effect” not conclusive Published on 11 December 2015 doi: This follow up study (...) examined whether the drugs donepezil or memantine affected the chance that people with Alzheimer’s disease could continue to live in the community, rather than move permanently to a nursing home. One or both of the drugs was taken for a year and then participants could have any treatment thereafter. The study found that stopping donepezil doubled the risk of going into a nursing home up to a year afterwards, compared with continuing to take donepezil. However, there was no difference over

2018 NIHR Dissemination Centre

156. Effect of quantitative assessment-based nursing intervention on the bowel function and life quality of patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction after spinal cord injury

Effect of quantitative assessment-based nursing intervention on the bowel function and life quality of patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction after spinal cord injury To study the effect of quantitative assessment-based nursing intervention on the bowel function and life quality of patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction after spinal cord injury.Neurogenic bowel dysfunction after spinal cord injury was clinically manifested by abdominal distension, intractable constipation, prolonged (...) defecation and faecal incontinence, which seriously affected the normal life of patients. Traditional ways of nursing for these patients focused on basic care, but lacked sufficient recognition of disease severity and individual needs.One hundred and eighty-four patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction after spinal cord injury were randomly allocated into observation group (n = 92) and control group (n = 92).The patients in the control group were given regular nursing, and the patients

2018 EvidenceUpdates

157. Nurse Practitioner Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs When Caring for Transgender People (Full text)

Nurse Practitioner Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs When Caring for Transgender People Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore Nurse Practitioner (NP) knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs when working with transgender people and to inform about Practitioner education needs. Methods: A qualitative descriptive design was used to explore (NP) experiences. Focused semistructured interviews were conducted in 2016 with 11 (N=11) NPs in the northeastern United States who represent various years (...) and uncertainty, caring with intention and pride, and creating an accepting environment. Conclusions: NPs in this study perceive gaps in their knowledge that threaten their ability to deliver quality, patient-centered care to transgender patients, despite their best intentions. These findings have implications for changes in nursing practice, education, and research needed to address vital gaps in the healthcare of transgender people.

2018 Transgender health PubMed

158. Implementing a Single-Session Nurse-Led Assessment Clinic into a Gender Service (Full text)

Implementing a Single-Session Nurse-Led Assessment Clinic into a Gender Service The Royal Children's Hospital Gender Service offers support, assessment, and medical care to transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents in Victoria, Australia. Referrals have rapidly increased leading to extended wait times. In response, a single-session nurse-led assessment clinic (SSNac) was introduced as the clinical entry point to the service, during which a biopsychosocial assessment is undertaken

2018 Transgender health PubMed

159. Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of nursing discharge planning interventions for older inpatients discharged home

Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of nursing discharge planning interventions for older inpatients discharged home To determine the effectiveness of nursing discharge planning interventions on health-related outcomes for older inpatients discharged home.Inadequate discharge planning for the ageing population poses significant challenges for health services. Effective discharge planning interventions have been examined in several studies, but little information is available on nursing (...) of 13 were pilot studies and one had a pre-post design. Included studies involved 3,964 participants with a median age of 77 years. Nurse discharge planning did not significantly reduce hospital readmission or quality of life, except readmission was lower across studies conducted in the USA. The overall effect score for nurse discharge planning on length of stay was statistically significant and positive.Nursing discharge planning is a complex intervention and difficult to evaluate. Findings suggest

2018 EvidenceUpdates

160. We need higher education: Voice of nursing administration from Kabul, Afghanistan (Full text)

We need higher education: Voice of nursing administration from Kabul, Afghanistan To explore the educational profile of nursing managers and head nurses at public hospitals in Kabul, Afghanistan.A descriptive cross-sectional study design was employed.A self-administered pre-tested questionnaire was used to recruit 86 nursing managers and head nurses from 17 public hospitals in Kabul. SPSS version 19 was used to analyze and report the data through descriptive statistics.It was found that, none (...) of the participant was prepared with higher education in nursing; rather they had only diploma in nursing; and 84.9% of them had completed their nursing diploma before 2002.; 11.6% of participants were currently studying; and all were in non-nursing disciplines. On the other hand 100% of the participants expressed intention for further studies mainly in leadership and management, computer skill, English language, in-service nursing trainings and higher education in nursing.

2018 Nursing open PubMed