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Journal of Advanced Nursing

Daniel Gutiérrez Sánchez, David Pérez Cruzado, Antonio I Cuesta-Vargas
AIMS: To identify instruments that could assess the quality of dying and death and their psychometric properties. Toassess the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties. BACKGROUND: A highquality of deathis regarded as a goal at the endoflife and, therefore, anassessment of the endoflife experience is essential. Many instruments have been developed to evaluate the quality of dying and death. The selection of the most appropriate measure to use in clinical and research settings being crucial...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Aimee Milliken, Larry Ludlow, Susan Desanto-Madeya, Pamela Grace
AIM: To develop and psychometrically assess the Ethical Awareness Scale using Rasch measurement principles and a Rasch item response theory model. BACKGROUND: Critical care nurses must be equipped to provide good (ethical) patient care. This requires ethical awareness, which involves recognizing the ethical implications of all nursing actions. Ethical awareness is imperative in successfully addressing patient needs. Evidence suggests that the ethical import of everyday issues may often go unnoticed by nurses in practice...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Pernille Andreassen, Mette Krogh Christensen
AIM: To explore different perspectives on the positioning (i.e. the perceived rights and duties) of PhD nurses and how they contribute to clinical nursing practice. BACKGROUND: The number of PhD nurses is growing worldwide, but we only have little knowledge of what is expected of PhD nurses and what their actual impact is in the clinic. DESIGN: The findings of this article stem from a qualitative, explorative interview study. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were carried out with six PhD nurses, nine nurse colleagues and six clinical nurse leaders...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Molly Courtenay, Penelope Franklin, Matt Griffiths, Tracy Hall, Julie Macangus, Joan Myers, Fiona Penistone-Bird, Kathy Radley
AIM: To provide national consensus on the range of conditions community practitioner nurse prescribers manage and for which it is considered important that they can prescribe. BACKGROUND: Around 35,000 community practitioner nurse prescribers in the UK are able to prescribe from a limited formulary. Although prescribing is a key role for these nurses, there has been a decline in the numbers of community practitioner nurse prescribers who prescribe. It is evident that changing patterns of client and service delivery, changes the role of community nurses and the conditions they manage, however, little is known about the conditions community practitioner nurse prescribers manage...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Laura Albornos-Muñoz, Teresa Moreno-Casbas, Clara Sánchez-Pablo, Ana Bays-Moneo, Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez, Manuel Rich-Ruiz, Montserrat Gea-Sánchez
AIM: This study will compare how falls can be reduced in non-institutionalized older Spanish adults aged 65-80 years by providing group or individual exercise sessions using the Otago Exercise Programme. BACKGROUND: The Otago Exercise Programme is a progressive home-based exercise programme, where trained health professionals help people engage in strength, balance and endurance exercises. Its format is based on the evidence from four clinical trials. The benefits of the Otago Exercise Programme are the same for people who have and have not suffered falls and it can also be used for visually impaired people...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
John Rey B Macindo, Christian Albert F Soriano, Harvey Ross M Gonzales, Paul Julius T Simbulan, Gian Carlo S Torres, Jocelyn C Que
AIM: To develop and psychometrically evaluate the Pain Management Self-Efficacy Questionnaire. BACKGROUND: Pain management competence and confidence are important in rendering safe and effective patient care. However, there is a lack of psychometrically-sound instruments measuring pain management self-efficacy. DESIGN: Triphasic, prospective psychometric study. METHOD: A 55-item Pain Management Self-Efficacy Questionnaire was initially developed after extensive theoretical and literature review...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Sarven S McLinton, Miss May Young Loh, Maureen F Dollard, Michelle M R Tuckey, Mohd Awang Idris, Sharon Morton
AIM: To present benchmarks for working conditions in healthcare industries as an initial effort into international surveillance. BACKGROUND: The healthcare industry is fundamental to sustaining the health of Australians, yet it is under immense pressure. Budgets are limited, demands are increasing as are workplace injuries and all of these factors compromise patient care. Urgent attention is needed to reduce strains on workers and costs in healthcare, however little work has been done to benchmark psychosocial factors in healthcare working conditions in the Asia-Pacific...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
June Girvin, Elaine Maxwell
As two Registered Nurses with, between us, many years of experience of practice, education and research, we often find ourselves in discussions about leadership, influence and the 'state of nursing'. Those conversations, on social media, in universities, in practice and elsewhere, often leave us reflecting on how little seems to be known about nurses who influenced the profession in the relatively recent past. In particular, we find it increasingly perplexing that as the profession makes its way through the 21st century it still seems to be satisfied with a handful of 19th century women as its 'famous names'...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Berenice Golding, Janet Hargreaves
AIM: To demonstrate how the listening guide contributed to oral history data analysis. To better understand the continuing inclination of nurses to engage in humanitarian work, foregrounding the nurses' lives. BACKGROUND: The voice-centred relational method or listening guide is a method of qualitative data analysis used to analyse oral history data. DESIGN: A conventional approach to oral history interviews was adopted; intervention into the 'flow' of participants' narrative was kept to a minimum...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Robert G Drake
AIMS: Use of temporary nursing staff is contentious and expensive. Using e-rostering data from 77 hospital units, this research investigates whether longer roster lead-times reduce temporary staff usage. BACKGROUND: It is commonly assumed that longer roster approval lead-times, the time from when a roster is approved, to when it is worked, result in better, more cost-effective rosters. Consequently, many hospitals target lead-times of six weeks, a figure recommended for the UK National Health Service in a recent governmental review...
March 31, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Cyndy R Snyder, Arati Dahal, Bianca K Frogner
AIMS: To explore career transitions among individuals in select entry-level healthcare occupations. BACKGROUND: Entry-level healthcare occupations are among the fastest growing occupations in the United States. Public perception is that the healthcare industry provides an opportunity for upward career mobility given the low education requirements to enter many healthcare occupations. The assumption that entry-level healthcare occupations, such as nursing assistant, lead to higher-skilled occupations, such as registered nurse, is under-explored...
March 31, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Mats Ewertzon, Anette Alvariza, Elisabeth Winnberg, Janeth Leksell, Birgitta Andershed, Ida Goliath, Pardis Momeni, Åsa Kneck, Maria Skott, Kristofer Årestedt
AIM: To adapt the Family Involvement and Alienation Questionnaire for use in the care of older people, psychiatric care, palliative care and diabetes care and to evaluate its validity and reliability. BACKGROUND: Involvement in the professional care has proven to be important for family members. However, they have described feelings of alienation in relation to how they experienced the professionals' approach. To explore this issue, a broad instrument that can be used in different care contexts is needed...
March 31, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Gillian Carter, Dorry Mclaughlin, W George Kernohan, Peter Hudson, Mike Clarke, Katherine Froggatt, Peter Passmore, Kevin Brazil
AIM: To explore the experience and the preparedness of family carers in their caregiving role as best interest decision-makers of a relative living with advanced dementia. BACKGROUND: The prevalence of dementia is a global issue. The role of being a carer of a relative living with dementia does not necessarily lessen once they are admitted to a nursing home. Best interest decision-making including end-of-life care decisions need to be made and reaching these choices can be challenging...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Charlotte Benoot, Paul Enzlin, Lieve Peremans, Johan Bilsen
AIM: To explore palliative care nurses' attitudes, roles and concrete experience with regard to addressing sexual issues in their daily practice. BACKGROUND: Patients and their partners in palliative care might experience dramatic changes in their sexuality and want nurses to provide the opportunity to address them. Moreover, it is argued that the holistic philosophy of palliative care encourages nurses working in this area to include sexual issues in their daily care...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Hyeonmi Cho, Kihye Han, Bu Kyung Park
AIMS: To investigate associations of eHealth Literacy with health-promoting behaviours among hospital nurses in South Korea. BACKGROUND: Health-promoting behaviours of nurses are crucial for their own improved health and health-related behaviours of patients. eHealth literacy refers to the ability to search, understand and evaluate health information available online. With the growing use of the Internet, eHealth literacy is emerging as an important factor enhancing health-promoting behaviours...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Lixia Zhu, Wai Chi Sally Chan, Joanne Li Wee Liam, Chunxiang Xiao, Evelyn Chin Choo Lim, Nan Luo, Kin Fong Karis Cheng, Hong-Gu He
AIM: To examine the effects of a postoperative pain management educational intervention on the outcomes of parents and their children who underwent inpatient elective surgery. BACKGROUND: Equipping parents with knowledge and skills to manage their children's postoperative pains is essential. Very limited studies have examined the effects of educational interventions on parents' knowledge, attitudes and use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain relief methods...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Chia-Chi Kuo, Yu-Jen Su, Chiu-Chu Lin
AIM: To synthesize the effects of Internet empowerment-based self-management interventions on adults with metabolic diseases. BACKGROUND: Metabolic diseases are prevalent and burden healthcare systems; they have become a major health problem worldwide. The effects of IESMIs on lifestyle changes have been shown to improve adults' physiological and psychological conditions. However, we found no systematic review evaluating these effects. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized controlled trials, conducted according to the Cochrane handbook...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Huiru Wang, Qiang Fu, Zhe Liu, Menglin Li, Shuangqing Zhai
AIMS: To evaluate the evidence of the effectiveness and safety of Chinese herbal medicine skin-patches for patients with acute gouty arthritis. BACKGROUND: Acute gouty arthritis is a problem that can limit the level of activity and impair the quality of life. In China, many clinical studies have demonstrated that skin-patches of Chinese herbal medicines benefit patients with acute gouty arthritis. However, the reported clinical effects vary. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Roger Watson
We periodically review the categories of article we publish in JAN which, of course, influences the types of manuscript we expect to be submitted. In recent years we have expanded the categories of article but occasionally we remove some. This does not happen without prolonged consideration followed by detailed discussion with the management team, which includes all the editors and Wiley colleagues assigned to JAN. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 15, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Begoña Errasti-Ibarrondo, José Antonio Jordán-Sierra, Mercedes P Díez-Del-Corral, María Arantzamendi
AIMS: To offer a complete outlook in a readable easy way of van Manen's hermeneutic-phenomenological method to nurses interested in undertaking phenomenological research. BACKGROUND: Phenomenology, as research methodology, involves a certain degree of complexity. It is difficult to identify a single article or author which sets out the didactic guidelines that specifically guide research of this kind. In this context, the theoretical-practical view of Max van Manen's Phenomenology of Practice may be seen as a rigorous guide and directive on which researchers may find support to undertake phenomenological research...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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