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Journal of Advanced Nursing

Graeme D Smith, Angela Kydd
Globally, health and social care is facing extraordinary challenges due to changing patterns of disease, changing expectations of patients, financial restrictions and an ever-increasing ageing population. It is estimated that globally, the number of people aged 60 and over will increase from 900 million in 2015 to 1400 million by 2030 and 2100 million by 2050 (Kinsella & Philips 2005). If these predictions do materialize, figures could rise up to 3200 million by 2100 (WHO, 2016). This article is protected by copyright...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Niall McCrae
With a spring in his step, lecturer Jeroen Ensink left his suburban London home to post cards to his many friends around the world, announcing the arrival of his baby daughter. Seconds later his life was over. A young man had pounced, and in a state of frenzy, savagely stabbed his random victim (Daily Mail, 4 January 2016). As psychiatric patient Femi Nandap begins detention in a high-security institution, we should spare some thought for Jeroen's wife, and his only child. This article is protected by copyright...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Luk Bruyneel, Tom Thoelen, Jef Adriaenssens, Walter Sermeus
AIM: To explore the association between the quality of the work environment, job characteristics, demographic characteristics and a pathway of job satisfaction, emotional exhaustion and turnover intention among nurses in emergency departments and perform subgroup analyses. BACKGROUND: Turnover intention among nurses is high. Multiple causes have been described, mostly in large studies of nurses working on general wards, often without considering complementarity of conceptual models and showing scant interest in the consistency of associations across subgroups of nurses...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Susanne M Van Hooft, Janet M J Been-Dahmen, Erwin Ista, AnneLoes Van Staa, Hennie R Boeije
AIM: To examine how nurse-led interventions that support self-management of outpatients with chronic conditions work and in what contexts they work successfully. BACKGROUND: Self-management could be directed at goals such as quality of life, adherence, or patients' empowerment. Self-management support is an increasingly important task of nurses. Many nurse-led interventions have been developed but it is not clear how these actually help improve patients' self-management capabilities...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Sara Andertun, Åsa Hörnsten, Senada Hajdarevic
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe Norwegian healthcare staffs' experiences of participating in care of patients with Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. BACKGROUND: Ebola is one of the most feared viruses known. Ebola virus disease is highly contagious with high mortality. The few qualitative studies made on experiences among healthcare professionals have highlighted problems as lack of protective resources, insufficient personnel and risk of societal stigmatization...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Susanne Salmela, Camilla Koskinen, Katie Eriksson
AIMS: To identify the distinctive foundations of the care culture and how nurse leaders (NL) can manage and strengthen these in a quest for ethically sustainable caring cultures. BACKGROUND: Sustainability presupposes an ethical leadership, a management of the good care and a well-educated staff, but research on NLs as managers of ethically sustainable caring cultures is not available. DESIGN: The study has a quantitative design with elements of a qualitative research approach...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Rachel Nicholls, Lin Perry, Christine Duffield, Robyn Gallagher, Heather Pierce
BACKGROUND: There is growing recognition of the influence of the workplace environment on the eating habits of the workforce, which in turn may contribute to increased overweight and obesity. Overweight and obesity exact enormous costs in terms of reduced well-being, worker productivity and increased risk of non-communicable diseases. The workplace is an ideal place to intervene and support healthy behaviours. This review aimed to identify barriers and facilitators to nurses' healthy eating in the workplace...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Oliver Mauthner, Veerle Claes, Jeremy Walston, Sandra Engberg, Isabelle Binet, Michael Dickenmann, Déla Golshayan, Karine Hadaya, Uyen Huynh-Do, Stefano Calciolari, Sabina De Geest
AIM: To present the rationale, design and methodology of the GERAS project, which examines whether assessment of frailty and mild cognitive impairment could enhance risk prediction for biomedical, psychosocial outcomes and foster efficient resource allocation in kidney transplantation. BACKGROUND: For the burgeoning cohort of older patients considered for kidney transplantation, evidence gaps regarding frailty and mild cognitive impairment limit clinical decision-making and medical management...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Mervi Flinkman, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Olivia Numminen, Yunsuk Jeon, Liisa Kuokkanen, Riitta Meretoja
AIM: To report a systematic and psychometric review. BACKGROUND: The Nurse Competence Scale is currently the most widely used generic instrument to measure registered nurses' competence in different phases of their careers. Based on a decade of research, this review provides a summary of the existing evidence. DESIGN: A systematic literature review of research evidence and psychometric properties. DATA SOURCES: Nine databases from 2004 - October 2015...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Sonia Lorente, Jaume Vives, Josep-Maria Losilla
AIM: To analyse the psychometric properties, outcomes and utility of instruments measuring the patient comfort during hospitalization BACKGROUND: While there are numerous systematic reviews assessing the psychometric properties of health care instruments, none of them is devoted to evaluate the psychometric properties of instruments measuring comfort, which is considered an indicator of quality in health care and is associated to quicker discharges, increased patient satisfaction and stronger cost-benefit ratios for the institution DESIGN: Psychometric Systematic review...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Timothy Disher, Britney Benoit, Celeste Johnston, Marsha Campbell-Yeo
AIMS: To assess the acceptability of methods that increase trial inclusion in meta-analyses, and the level of evidence for skin-to-skin contact for procedural pain in infants. BACKGROUND: The current Cochrane review of skin-to-skin contact for pain in newborns found it to be an effective intervention, but identified several methodological limitations. DESIGN: Meta-re-analysis. METHODS: Trial designs included randomized trials reporting a validated pain assessment tool as a primary outcome including term and preterm infants undergoing a tissue-breaking painful procedure...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Holly Blake, Natalia Stanulewicz, Francesca McGill
AIMS: To investigate physical activity levels of nursing and medicine students; examine predictors of physical activity level; and examine the most influential benefits and barriers to exercise. BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals have low levels of physical activity, which increases their health risk and may influence their health promotion practices with patients. DESIGN: We surveyed 361 nursing (n=193) and medicine (n=168) students studying at a UK medical school...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Mayckel da Silva Barreto, Sonia Silva Marcon, Cristina Garcia-Vivar
AIM: The aim of this study was to understand the patterns of behaviour from relatives of critically ill patients admitted to the emergency room. BACKGROUND: Admission of a critically ill family member to an accident and emergency department is often a sudden and unexpected experience for the family. This stressful event often creates feelings of instability and intense suffering in relatives. Understanding the experiences of these families is essential for the provision of comprehensive health care in the emergency room...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Laurence Guillaumie, Olivier Boiral, Julie Champagne
AIM: To review the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on registered nurses and nursing students. BACKGROUND: Work-related stress among nurses is estimated to be the biggest occupational health problem after musculoskeletal disorders. DESIGN: A mixed-method systematic review incorporating quantitative and qualitative data was conducted. DATA SOURCES: Studies on the effects of mindfulness-based interventions for nurses and nursing students published between 1980 - 2014 were identified through a systematic search in electronic databases: Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library and Cinahl...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Christine Dennis, Pamela Baxter, Jenny Ploeg, Susan Blatz
AIMS: A discussion of partnership in the context of family centered care in the acute paediatric setting, through a critical analysis of partnership models. BACKGROUND: Paediatric healthcare practitioners understand the importance of family centered care, but struggle with how to translate the core tenets into action and are confused by several rival terms. Partnering relationships are included in definitions of family centered care, yet less is known about strategies to fully engage or support parents in these partnerships...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Yeon Hee Kim, Sung Reul Kim, Yeo Ok Kim, Ji Young Kim, Hyun Kyung Kim, Hye Young Kim
AIMS: To test a hypothetical path model evaluating the influence of type D personality on job stress and job satisfaction and to identify the mediating effects of compassion fatigue, burnout and compassion satisfaction among clinical nurses in South Korea. BACKGROUND: Personalities susceptible to stress, compassion fatigue and burnout in clinical nurses have negative effects on the job stress and job satisfaction. DESIGN: A correlational, cross-sectional design was used...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Gulzar Malik, Lisa McKenna, Debra Griffiths
AIMS: The study aimed to explore the processes undertaken by nurse academics when integrating evidence-based practice (EBP) into their teaching and learning practices. This article focuses on pedagogical approaches employed by academics to influence evidence-based practice integration into undergraduate programs across Australian universities. BACKGROUND: Nursing academics are challenged to incorporate a variety of teaching and learning strategies to teach evidence-based practice and determine their effectiveness...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Anni Pakarinen, Heidi Parisod, Jouni Smed, Sanna Salanterä
AIM: To describe and explore health game interventions that enhance the physical activity self-efficacy of children and to evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions. BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity among children has increased globally. Self-efficacy is one of the key determinants of physical activity engagement in children. There is a need to explore new and innovative interventions to enhance physical activity self-efficacy that are also acceptable for today's children...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Muireann Kelly, Jane Wills, Rebecca Jester, Viv Speller
AIM: To explore the expectation that nurses should be role models for healthy behaviours. BACKGROUND: Nurses are expected to be role models for healthy behaviours. Whether this is a realistic and acceptable expectation has not been explored. DESIGN: Modified Policy Delphi study with two rounds of data collection. METHOD: Purposive sampling was used to explore areas of agreement and disagreement among six stakeholder groups who influence nursing roles: practising nurses, nursing students, service users, policy makers, workforce development leads and stakeholders working in nurse education...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
María Abajo, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Davide Malmusi, María Salvador, Carme Borrell
AIMS: To explore the associations between social determinants, caregiver's network support, burden of care and their consequences in health and living conditions of informal caregivers. BACKGROUND: The socio-demographic trends regarding population ageing and changes in family models trigger an increased demand for care. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study based on the 2008 edition of the National Disability, Independence and Dependency Situations Survey (DIDSS-2008) conducted by the National Statistics Institute in Spain...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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