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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818571/timing-of-palliative-care-team-referrals-for-inpatients-receiving-rapid-response-services-a-retrospective-pilot-study-in-a-us-hospital
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M Williams, M Cardona-Morrell, P Stevens, J Bey, M E Smith Glasgow
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Research indicates up to one-third of rapid response team calls relate to end-of-life symptoms. The CriSTAL criteria were developed as a screening tool to identify high risk of death within three months. The primary purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the timing of palliative care referrals in patients receiving rapid response team services, and patients' CriSTAL criteria score on admission. The potential feasibility of using the CriSTAL tool to stimulate earlier Palliative Care Team (PCT) referral served as an underlying goal, and investigation of a relationship between specific CriSTAL criteria and the prediction of in-hospital death was a secondary objective...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800502/spotlight-on-equality-of-employment-opportunities-a-qualitative-study-of-job-seeking-experiences-of-graduating-nurses-and-physiotherapists-from-black-and-minority-ethnic-backgrounds
#2
John Hammond, Sylvie Marshall-Lucette, Nigel Davies, Fiona Ross, Ruth Harris
BACKGROUND: There is growing attention in the UK and internationally to the representation of black and minority ethnic groups in healthcare education and the workplace. Although the NHS workforce is very diverse, ethnic minorities are unevenly spread across occupations, and considerably underrepresented in senior positions. Previous research has highlighted that this inequality also exists at junior levels with newly qualified nurses from non-White/British ethnic groups being less likely to get a job at graduation than their White/British colleagues...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797822/mental-health-nurses-emotions-exposure-to-patient-aggression-attitudes-to-and-use-of-coercive-measures-cross-sectional-questionnaire-survey
#3
Rahul Jalil, Jorg W Huber, Judith Sixsmith, Geoffrey L Dickens
BACKGROUND: Mental health nurses are exposed to patient aggression, and required to manage and de-escalate aggressive incidents; coercive measures such as restraint and seclusion should only be used as a last resort. An improved understanding of links between nurses' exposure to aggression, attitudes to, and actual involvement in, coercive measures, and their emotions (anger, guilt, fear, fatigue, sadness), could inform preparation and education for prevention and management of violence...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772186/an-evaluation-of-involving-family-caregivers-in-the-self-care-of-heart-failure-patients-on-hospital-readmission-randomised-controlled-trial-the-family-study
#4
Hiba Deek, Sungwon Chang, Phillip J Newton, Samar Noureddine, Sally C Inglis, Ghina Al Arab, Samer Kabbani, Wael Chalak, Nadim Timani, Peter S Macdonald, Patricia M Davidson
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of heart failure is increasing in Lebanon but to date there is no systematic evaluation of a disease management intervention. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of involving family caregivers in the self-care of patients with heart failure on the risk of hospital readmission. DESIGN: A multi-site, block randomised controlled trial. SETTINGS: The study was conducted over a 13-month period in three tertiary medical centres in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, Lebanon...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763681/association-between-home-visit-nursing-utilization-and-all-cause-hospitalization-among-long-term-care-insurance-beneficiaries-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#5
Yeong Jun Ju, Hyo Jung Lee, Woorim Kim, Sang Ah Lee, Kyu-Tae Han, Eun-Cheol Park
BACKGROUND: Ensuring and improving long-term care services that use limited healthcare resources more efficiently is a major concern for many aging societies. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between use of home-visit nursing services and all-cause hospitalization in a home-visit nursing-recommended group. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Population-based sample of long-term care insurance beneficiaries from the long-term care insurance 2002-2013 claims database in South Korea...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783561/men-s-experiences-after-prostatectomy-a-meta-synthesis
#6
REVIEW
Eun-Hi Kong, Janet A Deatrick, Christine K Bradway
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review was to critically analyze, interpret, and synthesize the literature on men's experiences after prostatectomy. DESIGN: A meta-synthesis was conducted. DATA SOURCES: Six databases (PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, AgeLine, and Sociological Abstract) were searched from the earliest year to 2016. From initial searches with main keywords (prostatectomy and qualitative study), 642 abstracts were retrieved. Based on inclusion criteria (English-language published qualitative study focusing on the experience of men after prostatectomy), this meta-synthesis included 15 studies...
July 23, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783488/sufficiency-and-relevance-of-information-for-inpatients-in-general-ward-settings-a-qualitative-exploration-of-information-exchange-between-patients-and-nurses
#7
Vivianne Crispin, Carol Bugge, Kathleen Stoddart
BACKGROUND: Information exchange as part of shared decision-making is widely discussed in research and policy literature as a means of improving patient involvement in treatment and care. To date information exchange between patients and nurses has not been explored in ward contexts. OBJECTIVE: To explore the sufficiency of, and intentions behind, information exchanged by patients and nurses in surgical and medical ward settings using a recognised model of shared decision-making...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755587/reply-to-are-skin-antiseptics-for-blood-culture-collection-really-equal
#8
Wenjie Liu, Yuchen Duan, Maojun Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759824/are-skin-antiseptics-for-blood-culture-collection-really-equal-commentary-on-liu-w-et-al-2016-skin-antiseptics-in-venous-puncture-site-disinfection-for-preventing-blood-culture-contamination-a-bayesian-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759823/the-effectiveness-of-the-pain-resource-nurse-program-to-improve-pain-management-in-the-hospital-setting-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Sigridur Gunnarsdottir, Sigridur Zoëga, Ronald C Serlin, Herdis Sveinsdottir, Elin Johanna Gudrun Hafsteinsdottir, Nanna Fridriksdottir, Elfa Tholl Gretarsdottir, Sandra Evelyn Ward
BACKGROUND: The Pain Resource Nurse program is a widely disseminated, evidence-based, nursing staff development program, designed to improve pain management in hospitals. The program has shown promising results, but has never been tested with a rigorous research design. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to test the effectiveness of the Pain Resource Nurse program. Hypothesized outcomes included improvements in nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and assessment practices, and in patients' participation in decision-making, adequacy of pain management, pain severity, time spent in severe pain, pain interference, and satisfaction...
July 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750245/antecedents-and-outcomes-of-nurses-rest-break-organization-a-scoping-review
#11
REVIEW
Johannes Wendsche, Argang Ghadiri, Amelie Bengsch, Jürgen Wegge
OBJECTIVES: To prevent an accumulation of strain during work and to reduce error risk, many countries have made rest breaks mandatory. In the nursing literature, insufficient rest break organization is often reported. However, the outcomes of nurses' rest break organization and its anteceding factors are less clear. DATA SOURCES: We searched for academic literature on nurses' rest break organization in electronic databases (PubMed, Medline, PsycArticles, PsycINFO, CINAHL)...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735246/nurses-reports-of-staffing-adequacy-and-surgical-site-infections-a-cross-sectional-multi-centre-study
#12
Christine Tvedt, Ingeborg Strømseng Sjetne, Jon Helgeland, Hege Line Løwer, Geir Bukholm
BACKGROUND: It is indicated that healthcare personnel's perceptions of the work environment may reflect the clinical outcomes for the patients they care for. However, the body of evidence is inconsistent when it comes to the association between work environment and surgical site infection. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to examine the associations between nurse-reported characteristics of the work environment and incidence of surgical site infections after total hip arthroplasty...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716298/the-male-female-earnings-gap-for-nurses-in-germany-a-pooled-cross-sectional-study-of-the-years-2006-and-2012
#13
Ulrike Muench, Hans Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Nursing is one of the largest occupations for women in every country. Evidence suggests a substantial male-female pay gap for registered nurses in the U.S., possibly contributing to disparities between genders more broadly. Differences in motivation and skills between men and women have long been considered important factors in the gender earnings gap, but these factors are difficult to measure. Because of country specific educational pathways and limited upward job mobility in Germany, nurses tend to be more homogenous in their motivation to work and their work skills compared to the U...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783489/improving-delirium-recognition-and-assessment-for-people-receiving-inpatient-palliative-care-a-mixed-methods-meta-synthesis
#14
Annmarie Hosie, Meera Agar, Elizabeth Lobb, Patricia M Davidson, Jane Phillips
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a serious acute neurocognitive condition frequently occurring for hospitalized patients, including those receiving care in specialist palliative care units. There are many delirium evidence-practice gaps in palliative care, including that the condition is under-recognized and challenging to assess. OBJECTIVES: To report the meta-synthesis of a research project investigating delirium epidemiology, systems and nursing practice in palliative care units...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710936/leadership-mentoring-in-nursing-research-career-development-and-scholarly-productivity-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Thóra B Hafsteinsdóttir, Angeli M van der Zwaag, Marieke J Schuurmans
BACKGROUND: Although nursing has been an academic discipline for decades, the infrastructure for nursing research in many countries is still fragile and struggling. Postdoctoral nurses have difficulties developing sustaining careers in nursing research due to lack of career opportunities. Considerable research has been conducted on leadership and mentoring in various areas of nursing. We aimed to systematically review the literature investigating leadership programs and mentoring for postdoctoral nurse researchers, as well as the influence of leadership and mentoring on research productivity, research career development, leadership knowledge and skills, the nurses' health and well-being, staff relationships, work culture and collaboration, salaries and postdoctoral nurses' experiences...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727992/how-does-emotional-exhaustion-influence-work-stress-relationships-between-stressor-appraisals-hedonic-tone-and-fatigue-in-nurses-daily-tasks-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
#16
Jordi Fernández-Castro, Fermín Martínez-Zaragoza, Tatiana Rovira, Silvia Edo, Ángel Solanes-Puchol, Beatriz Martín-Del-Río, Rosa García-Sierra, Gemma Benavides-Gil, Eduardo Doval
BACKGROUND: Work-related stress is a prevalent condition in the nursing profession, and its influence may vary according to changeable individual and situational factors. It is, therefore, important to investigate the real-time momentary changes in these factors and their relationship to emotional exhaustion experienced by nurses. OBJECTIVES: We aim to analyse how their perceptions of demand, control, effort and reward change according to the task performed through real-time assessment and interact with the emotional exhaustion level of ward nurses...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709012/de-escalation-of-aggressive-behaviour-in-healthcare-settings-concept-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Nutmeg Hallett, Geoffrey L Dickens
BACKGROUND: De-escalation is the recommended first-line response to potential violence and aggression in healthcare settings. Related scholarly activity has increased exponentially since the 1980s, but there is scant research about its efficacy and no guidance on what constitutes the gold standard for practice. OBJECTIVES: To clarify the concept of de-escalation of violence and aggression as described within the healthcare literature. DESIGN: Concept analysis guided by Rodgers' evolutionary approach...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701265/the-measurement-frequency-and-completeness-of-vital-signs-in-general-hospital-wards-an-evidence-free-zone
#18
EDITORIAL
Gary B Smith, Alejandra Recio-Saucedo, Peter Griffiths
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704639/a-sense-of-agency-an-ethnographic-exploration-of-being-awake-during-mechanical-ventilation-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#19
Eva Laerkner, Ingrid Egerod, Finn Olesen, Helle Ploug Hansen
BACKGROUND: There is a current trend towards lighter or no sedation of mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit. The advantages of less sedation have been demonstrated as shorter duration of mechanical ventilation and reduced length of stay in the intensive care unit and hospital. Non-sedated patients are more awake during mechanical ventilation, but little is known about how this affects the intensive care patient. AIM: To explore patients' experiences of being awake during critical illness and mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727993/how-do-nurse-practitioners-work-in-primary-health-care-settings-a-scoping-review
#20
REVIEW
Julian Grant, Lauren Lines, Philip Darbyshire, Yvonne Parry
OBJECTIVES: This scoping review explores the work of nurse practitioners in primary health care settings in developed countries and critiques their contribution to improved health outcomes. DESIGN: A scoping review design was employed and included development of a research question, identification of potentially relevant studies, selection of relevant studies, charting data, collating, summarising and reporting findings. An additional step was added to evaluate the methodological rigor of each study...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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