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Journal of Advanced Nursing

Mònica Castellà-Creus, Pilar DELGado-Hito, Isabel Andrés-Martínez, Maria-Eulàlia Juvé-Udina
AIM: To understand the individualization process of the standardized care plan that nurses design for hospitalized patients. BACKGROUND: To apply the nursing process, it is advisable to use standardized care plans to standardize the diagnosis, planning and assessment stages. However, the fundamental element of this methodology is the individualization of the care plan. DESIGN: A qualitative study, framed within the constructivist paradigm and applying the Grounded Theory method, in accordance with Strauss and Corbin's approach...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Thekla Brunkert, Wilhelm Ruppen, Michael Simon, Franziska Zúñiga
AIM: To present a protocol for evaluating an implementation intervention to improve pain management in nursing homes by addressing behavior change of the care workers. BACKGROUND: Pain management in nursing homes often is inadequate despite the availability of evidence-based pain management guidelines. Barriers to pain management in nursing homes occur on several levels including lack of knowledge and negative beliefs towards pain of care workers. A comprehensive approach incorporating contextual and behavioral factors is needed to sustainably improve pain management practice...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
M C Hill, D Salmon, L M Aitken
AIM: To ascertain the beliefs and perceptions of practice nurses' influence about the uptake of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine. BACKGROUND: Immunisation decision making for parents is a complex process. Principle health professionals involved in immunisation programmes are health visitors, general practitioners and practice nurses. There is evidence that health visitors and general practitioners influence parental immunisation decision making. However, there is a lack of evidence about the influence of the practice nurse despite their well-documented role in immunisation...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Julie M Ellis, Beatriz Paulina Ayala Quintanilla, Louise Ward, Fergus Campbell
AIM: To implement an educational program for nursing staff on recognising, reporting and managing resident to resident elder mistreatment in aged care facilities. BACKGROUND: The phenomenon of a growing ageing population increases the demand of optimum care for older people living in aged care facilities. Caring for older people is complex, but should include the management of aggressive interaction between them. Nursing staff play a vital role in identifying and managing those behaviours...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Derek Milne, Priya Martin
Although optimal clinical supervision has long been thought to include a supportive, pastoral or restorative element (Kadushin, 1992), it has tended to be marginalised by the more business-like components of 'normative' and especially 'formative' supervision (the managerial and development elements). Within the nursing profession in the UK, supervision was first formally highlighted in 1993 and has continued to gather policy momentum, with a recommendation that it should be part of the working life of every nurse (Scottish Government, 2009)...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Ramesh Chandrababu, Eilean Lazarus Rathinasamy, C Suresh, Jyothi Ramesh
BACKGROUND: Anxiety, fear and other unpleasant emotional experiences are common among patients before and after cardiovascular interventional procedures. The higher anxiety may affect prognosis and recovery of patients. AIM: To appraise the evidence concerning the effect of reflexology on the anxiety in patients undergoing cardiovascular interventional procedures. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: The MEDLINE, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Cochrane Library), EMBASE, PsycINFO and Web of Science were searched between 2001 - 2017...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Lim Siew Hoon, Wai Chi Sally Chan, Jiunn Herng Lai, Hong-Gu He
AIMS: To explore the experiences of patients who underwent a STOMA psychosocial intervention programme for colorectal cancer patients with stoma. BACKGROUND: The STOMA psychosocial intervention programme was developed to improve stoma-related health outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer and stoma. Evaluation was carried out to explore their experiences. DESIGN: A qualitative exploratory approach was adopted. METHODS: A total of 13 colorectal cancer patients, who were: (1) scheduled for surgery that resulted in a surgical formation of stoma at a tertiary public hospital in Singapore; and (2) were allocated to the intervention group and received the STOMA psychosocial intervention programme, were recruited for the qualitative evaluation study (September to November 2016)...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Jennifer Mclenon, Mary A M Rogers
AIMS: To evaluate the prevalence of needle fear and summarize the characteristics of individuals who exhibit this fear. BACKGROUND: Injections are among the most common medical procedures, yet fear of needles can result in avoidance of preventive measures and treatment. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE (1966-2017), Embase (1947-2017), PsycINFO (1967-2017) and CINAHL (1961-2017) were searched, with no restrictions by age, gender, race, language, or country...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Ashley Waddell
AIM: Describe and analyze Facebook and Twitter content associated with three United States national nursing organizations during the month preceding the 2016 United States presidential election. BACKGROUND: Social media is increasingly significant in political and civil society dialogue. Many professional nursing organizations have an explicit commitment to advancing health policy and have established a presence on social media platforms; yet, little is known about what policy topics professional nursing organizations choose to disseminate...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Martina Fiori, Ruth Endacott, Jos M Latour
AIM: To explore the experiences of patients and healthcare professionals regarding patients witnessing resuscitation on another patient in hospital clinical wards. DESIGN: Phenomenological qualitative study. METHODS: Participants will be recruited from nine wards in a university hospital in England. Data collection will include two in-depth interviews with patients who witnessed resuscitation: the first interview one week after witnessing resuscitation and the second interview after one month...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Yi-Chien Chiang, Jing-Long Huang, Chao-Hui Wang, Hsiang-Chun Lee, Ming-Ying Lee, Ya-Chu Hsiao
AIMS: To: 1) explore the prevalence of the symptoms perceived by patients with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLEc); 2) identify the symptom clusters occurring in patients with SLEc; and 3) examine the association of the burden of each symptom cluster with sleep quality and depression. BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that may result in patients' perception of various symptoms, with possible negative effects on their quality of life...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Timothy Disher, Louis Beaubien, Marsha Campbell-Yeo
AIMS: A discussion of how quality adjusted life years are used to inform resource allocation decisions and highlight how assumptions underpinning the measurement of quality of life are contrary to principles of patient-centred care. BACKGROUND: Cost-effectiveness analyses can provide influential guidance for health resource allocation, particularly in the context of a budget constrained public health insurance plan. Most national economic guideline bodies recommend that quality adjusted life-year weights for cost-effectiveness analysis be elicited indirectly (public preferences)...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Pamela Pilkington, Holly Rominov, Hilary K Brown, Cindy-Lee Dennis
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy of interventions to support co-parenting, how partners relate to and support one another as parents, on paternal outcomes. BACKGROUND: Despite societal shifts in gender roles leading to fathers' increasing involvement in parenting and growing recognition of the need for couples-based parenting interventions, fathers have been underrepresented in parenting research. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, Healthstar and PsycInfo...
July 31, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Jane Noyes, Shan Pritchard, Aaron Pritchard, Virginia Bennett, Sally Rees
AIMS: To report a secondary qualitative analysis exploring the cultural and practical differences that young people and parents experience when transitioning from children's to adult services. BACKGROUND: Despite two decades of research and quality improvement initiatives, young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions still find transition unsatisfactory. DESIGN: Secondary analysis: 77 qualitative interviews with children and young people (20), parents (35), siblings (1), professionals (21)...
July 25, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
JinKyung Park, EunHye Jeong, Gyeong Ae Seomun
AIM: To evaluate the accuracy of the clock drawing test and to compare its scoring methods. BACKGROUND: Dementia refers to a symptom where an adult demonstrates memory disorder and cognitive impairment. Early diagnosis of dementia is very important for medication management and prognosis. The clock drawing test is one of the most-used cognitive screening tools for dementia. However, due to its scoring system the accuracy of the clock drawing test remains a topic of debate...
July 25, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Sara Sanchez-Balcells, Marta Callarisa Roca, Nathalia Rodriguez-Zunino, Montserrat Puig-Llobet, Maria-Teresa Lluch-Canut, J F Roldan-Merino
AIM: To identify the methodological quality of each study and analyse the psychometric properties of instruments measuring quality and satisfaction with care from the perspective of mental health patients and professionals. BACKGROUND: In recent years, interest in rigorously assessing quality of care in mental health and nursing has increased. Health professionals and researchers should select the most adequate instrument based on knowledge of its measurement properties...
July 25, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Pei-Ye Cao, Qing-Hua Zhao, Ming-Zhao Xiao, Ling-Na Kong, Ling Xiao
AIM: To determine the effectiveness of exercise on fall prevention in nursing home residents. BACKGROUND: Nursing home residents have a high risk of falling. No conclusive evidence exists on the effectiveness of exercise on fall prevention in nursing home residents. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. DATA RESOURCES: Databases of PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature and China Biology Medicine were searched from inception to March 2017, with no language limitation...
July 25, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Sabine Björk, Marie Lindkvist, Hugo Lövheim, Ådel Bergland, Anders Wimo, David Edvardsson
AIM: To explore the extent to which environmental factors are associated with resident thriving. BACKGROUND: Thriving is a concept that denotes experiences of well-being in relation to the living environment. Although there is a substantial body of research into quality of life in nursing homes, less is known about what contributes to thriving among residents. Recent research on resident thriving has focused mainly on resident characteristics and activities associated with thriving...
July 25, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Narayan Sharma, Jenny Herrnschmidt, Veerle Claes, Stefanie Bachnick, Sabina De Geest, Michael Simon
AIM: To assess nurse-reported organizational readiness for implementing change in acute care hospitals. BACKGROUND: An organization's success at implementing new policies and programs depends largely on its stakeholders' readiness for change. Organizational readiness is a multi-level, multi-faceted construct associated with staffing, leadership and quality of care. DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis of the cross-sectional multi-centre "Matching Registered Nurse Services with Changing Care Demands" study...
July 17, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Ilaria Redaelli
AIM: This paper aims to uncover circulating nurses' non-technical skills-namely, the cognitive and social skills that floor nurses need to deliver patient care in the operating room. BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that non-technical skills play a key role in the safe execution of high-risk health practices, such as anesthesia, resuscitation and surgery. Regarding the surgical team, research has thus far focused on the non-technical skills of anesthesiologists, surgeons and scrub nurses, leaving unexplained the cognitive and social skills that circulating nurses need to acquire and use...
July 17, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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