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Journal of Advanced Nursing

Alex Pollock, Pauline Campbell, Ruth Deery, Mick Fleming, Jean Rankin, Graham Sloan, Helen Cheyne
AIM: To systematically review evidence relating to clinical supervision for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. BACKGROUND: Since 1902 statutory supervision has been a requirement for UK midwives, but this is due to change. Evidence relating to clinical supervision for nurses and allied health professions could inform a new model of clinical supervision for midwives. DESIGN: A systematic review with a contingent design, comprising a broad map of research relating to clinical supervision and two focussed syntheses answering specific review questions...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Clare Warnock, Jean Buchanan, Angela Mary Tod
AIMS: To explore the difficulties experienced by nurses and healthcare professionals when engaging in the process of breaking bad news BACKGROUND: The challenges faced by staff when breaking bad news have previously been researched in relation to particular settings or subjects. This study involved staff from diverse settings and roles to develop broader insights into the range of difficulties experienced in clinical practice. DESIGN: The study used a descriptive survey design involving self-reported written accounts and framework analysis...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Maria Clark, Julie Taylor
AIMS: To report the findings of a qualitative case study that investigated abused women's experiences of an identification and referral intervention and to discuss the implications for nurses, specifically those working in primary and community care. BACKGROUND: Domestic violence and abuse is a significant public health issue globally but it is a hidden problem that is under-reported. In the UK, Identification and Referral to Improve Safety is a primary care-based intervention that has been found to increase referral rates of abused women to support and safety services...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Judith Johnson, Gemma Louch, Alice Dunning, Olivia Johnson, Angela Grange, Caroline Reynolds, Louise Hall, Jane O'Hara
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in the relationships between depressive symptoms and burnout in healthcare staff and the safety of patient care. Depressive symptoms are higher in healthcare staff than the general population and overlap conceptually with burnout. However, minimal research has investigated these variables in nurses. Given the conceptual overlap between depressive symptoms and burnout, there is also a need for an explanatory model outlining the relative contributions of these factors to patient safety...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Kader Parahoo, Suzanne McKenna, Gillian Prue, Oonagh McSorley, Eilis McCaughan
AIM: The aim of this paper is to report the process evaluation of facilitators' delivery of a psychosocial intervention (called CONNECT), in a randomised controlled trial, to men with prostate cancer and their partners. BACKGROUND: There is a lack of information on the process of implementing psychosocial interventions in controlled trials and, in particular, on the role and performance of facilitators who deliver them. Yet this information is crucial in assessing whether these interventions are effective or not and why...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Veerle Duprez, Tina Vandecasteele, Sofie Verhaeghe, Dimitri Beeckman, Ann Van Hecke
AIM: To explore the effectiveness and effective components of training interventions to enhance nurses' competencies in self-management support in chronic care. BACKGROUND: The growing burden of chronic diseases puts an increasing focus on nurses' self-management support of people living with a chronic illness. The most effective method to train nurses' competencies in self-management support remains unclear. DESIGN: Systematic literature review...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Hannah Ryckeghem, Liesbeth Delesie, Els Tobback, Stefaan Lievens, Dirk Vogelaers, An Mariman
AIMS: To explore the experiences and expectations of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and general practitioners in order to develop the potential role of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the diagnostic care path of abnormal fatigue developed for regional transmural implementation in the Belgian provinces of East and West Flanders. BACKGROUND: Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome experience an incapacitating chronic fatigue that is present for at least six months...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Dewi Stalpers, Dimitri van der Linden, Marian J Kaljouw, Marieke J Schuurmans
AIMS: To examine nurse-perceived quality of care, controlling for overall job satisfaction among critical care nurses and to explore associations with work environment characteristics. BACKGROUND: Nurse-perceived quality of care and job satisfaction have been positively linked to quality outcomes for nurses and patients. Much evidence exists on factors contributing to job satisfaction. Understanding specific factors that affect nurse-perceived quality potentially enables for improvements of nursing care quality...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Marcella Remer Thompson, Donna Schwartz Barcott
AIM: To report an analysis of the concept of exposure in environmental health for nursing. BACKGROUND: The importance of the environment has long been recognized in nursing, although the nature and scope of the concept and how it influences health has varied over time. Exposure is the sufficient and necessary link between environment and health. In nursing practice, the word 'exposure' has been used frequently with no clear standard definition. DESIGN: Concept analysis using Kim's first level analytics...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Susan Stanek
AIM: To report an analysis and clarification of the concept of goals of care. BACKGROUND: Goals of care has been used by healthcare providers since 1978, but no operationalized, consensual definition exists. DESIGN: Norris's method of concept clarification was used to create an operational definition, conceptual model and testable hypotheses of goals of care from the healthcare provider's perspective. DATA SOURCES: Data came from current research reports, interviews with experts and web sites of professional organizations...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Son Chae Kim, Lori Young, Brigette Berry
AIM: The aim of this study was to revise the 10-item Aggressive Behaviour Risk Assessment Tool for predicting aggressive events among residents newly admitted to long-term care homes. BACKGROUND: The original tool had acceptable sensitivity and specificity for identifying potentially aggressive patients in acute care medical-surgical units, but its usefulness in long-term care homes is unknown. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study design was used...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
C de la Cuesta-Benjumea, M A Henriques, E Abad-Corpa, B Roe, M I Orts-Cortes, B Lidón-Cerezuela, A Avendaño-Céspedes, J L Oliver-Carbonell, C S Ardila
AIM: To review the evidence about the role of care providers in fall prevention in older adult's aged≥65 years, this includes their views, strategies and approaches on falls prevention and effectiveness of nursing interventions. BACKGROUND: Some falls prevention programmes are successfully implemented and led by nurses and it is acknowledged the vital role they play in developing plans for fall prevention. Nevertheless, there has not been a systematic review of the literature that describes this role and care providers' views on fall's prevention initiatives...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Marilyn A Swan, Barbara Hobbs
AIM: To re-examine and expand understanding of the concept, lack of anonymity as a component of rural nursing theory. BACKGROUND: Early healthcare literature reports lack of anonymity as part of social and working environments, particularly rural nursing. Rural nursing theory included the first published concept analysis on lack of anonymity but lacked empirical referents. Workforce, societal and rural healthcare changes support an updated analysis. To further understand lack of anonymity, its present day use and applicability to diverse environments, research from multiple disciplines was reviewed...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Hyunkyung Choi, Marcia Van Riper
AIM: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to understand the experiences of East Asian families of children with Down syndrome and identify factors affecting their adaptation in the Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation. BACKGROUND: Socio-cultural factors influence how well families adapt following the birth of a child with Down syndrome. Existing literature in this area has focused primarily on families from Western cultures...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Judith A Floyd
AIMS: To describe effect-size reporting in research reviews completed in support of evidence-based practice in nursing. BACKGROUND: Many research reviews report nurses' critical appraisal of level, quality and overall strength of evidence available to address clinical questions. Several studies of research-review quality suggest effect-size information would be useful to include in these reviews, but none focused on reviewers' attention to effect-sizes. DESIGN: Descriptive...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Urszula Kluczyńska
AIM: The aim of the study is to establish the main motives for choosing nursing by men in Poland and the results for leaving the profession. BACKGROUND: Nursing is a profession less frequently chosen by men. On average, one person in ten working in nursing is a man, but in Poland this percentage is especially low, amounting to 1.8%. DESIGN: Qualitative research with a grounded theory approach. METHOD: Individual semi-structured interviews were used for data collection...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Emily Haesler, Jan Kottner, Janet Cuddigan
AIM: A discussion of the methodology used to develop the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline. (2014). BACKGROUND: International experts representing National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance developed the second edition of this clinical guideline. DESIGN: Discussion paper - methodology. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive search for papers published up to July 2013 was conducted in 11 databases and identified 4,286 studies...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Sue Dean, Margaret McAllister
Unless you are a visiting your local general practice clinic where you may be recognised by friends and neighbours, it is unlikely that you will come away from a modern health service with the feeling of having had a warm and empathic encounter with a nurse or doctor. As a patient in an outpatient clinic, one needs to endure time that undulates between long waiting times, with single, brief and hurried encounters with clinicians. There will be complex machinery, crowds of people - other patients, visitors and hospital staff - generating noise and making demands...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Camilla Strandell-Laine, Mikko Saarikoski, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Leena Salminen, Reima Suomi, Helena Leino-Kilpi
AIM: To describe a study protocol for a study evaluating the effectiveness of a mobile cooperation intervention to improve students' competence level, self-efficacy in clinical performance and satisfaction with the clinical learning environment. BACKGROUND: Nursing student-nurse teacher cooperation during the clinical practicum has a vital role in promoting the learning of nursing students. Despite an increasing interest in using mobile technologies to improve the clinical practicum of nursing students, there is limited robust evidence regarding their effectiveness...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Hannah Matthews, Heather Semper
AIMS: The aim of this study was to explore breast cancer patients' experiences during survivorship. Particular attention is given to the role of specialist breast care nurses in supporting women throughout this phase. BACKGROUND: There is a relative lack of research involving long term breast cancer survivors. Yet, many survivors experience substantial psychosocial and iatrogenic harms created by diagnosis, symptoms of disease and treatment. A more comprehensive understanding may assist in supporting the needs of breast cancer survivors...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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