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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244255/the-values-journey-of-nursing-and-midwifery-students-selected-using-multiple-mini-interviews-year-one-findings
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Alison Callwood, Sarah Bolger, Helen Therese Allan
AIM: to explore how adult, child and mental health nursing and midwifery students, selected using multiple mini interviews, describe their 'values journey' following exposure to the clinical practice environment. BACKGROUND: Values based recruitment incorporates assessment of healthcare students' personal values using approaches like multiple mini interviews. Students' experience of adjustment to their values during their programme is conceptualised as a 'values journey'...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193242/a-peer-learning-intervention-targeting-newly-graduated-nurses-a-feasibility-study-with-a-descriptive-design-based-on-the-medical-research-council-framework
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Ylva Pålsson, Maria Engström, Christine Leo Swenne, Gunilla Mårtensson
AIMS: To describe the feasibility of a peer learning intervention targeting newly graduated nurses. Feasibility was tested concerning consistency of the theoretical description of peer learning with empirical findings in a new context, compliance and acceptability, as well as usability of a questionnaire measuring the intended future outcome variables. BACKGROUND: Newly graduated nurses who meet, socialize and share experiences have described supporting each other's ability to cope with stress...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193210/what-is-the-value-of-values-based-recruitment-for-nurse-education-programmes
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Johanna E Groothuizen, Alison Callwood, Ann Gallagher
AIM: A discussion of issues associated with Values Based Recruitment for nurse education programmes. BACKGROUND: Values Based Recruitment is a mandatory element in selection processes of students for Higher Education healthcare courses in England, including all programmes across nursing. Students are selected on the basis that their individual values align with those presented in the Constitution of the National Health Service. However, there are issues associated with the use of values as selection criteria that have been insufficiently addressed...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171082/mentor-judgements-and-decision-making-in-the-assessment-of-student-nurse-competence-in-practice-a-mixed-methods-study
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Sarah Burden, Anne Elizabeth Topping, Catherine O'Halloran
AIM: To investigate how mentors form judgements and reach summative assessment decisions regarding student competence in practice. BACKGROUND: Competence assessment is a significant component of pre-registration nursing programmes in the UK. Concerns exist that assessments are subjective, lack consistency and that mentors fail to judge student performance as unsatisfactory. DESIGN: A two stage sequential embedded mixed methods design. Data collected 2012-2013...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171077/louisa-may-alcott-and-hospital-sketches-an-innovative-approach-to-gender-and-nursing-professionalization
#5
Ana Choperena Armendáriz, Julie Fairman
AIM: To show the development of an emerging nursing profession through the eyes of Louisa May Alcott and Hospital Sketches. BACKGROUND: In Hospital Sketches, Louisa May Alcott recounts her experiences when she worked as a nurse of injured soldiers during the American Civil War, in an autobiographically and masked-referential way, which allows her to negotiate between transgression and convention. Unlike other reviews, in this paper the relevance of nursing remains highlighted...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171076/impact-of-weight-stigma-on-physiological-and-psychological-health-outcomes-for-overweight-and-obese-adults-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ya-Ke Wu, Diane C Berry
AIM: To summarize the associations between weight stigma and physiological and psychological health for individuals who are overweight or obese. BACKGROUND: Weight stigma can be defined as individuals experiencing verbal or physical abuse secondary to being overweight or obese. Weight stigma has negative consequences for both physiological and psychological health. DESIGN: A quantitative systematic review. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL and MEDLINE from 1 January 1 2008 - 30 July 30 2016...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171070/music-for-reducing-the-anxiety-and-pain-of-patients-undergoing-the-biopsy-a-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
Mingzhi Song, Nanyang Li, Xianbin Zhang, Yuru Shang, Litao Yan, Jin Chu, Ran Sun, Yun Xu
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of music therapy for reducing the anxiety and pain of patients who underwent the biopsy. BACKGROUND: Music can affect human anxiety and pain by triggering a neuroendocrine effect. Clinical study results indicated that music can influence the anxiety and pain caused by invasive procedures. There is no effective solution for anxiety and pain arising from a biopsy. Although researchers in this field have different views, music still holds promise in reducing the anxiety and pain in patients undergoing the biopsy...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164664/can-sleep-quality-and-burnout-affect-the-job-performance-of-shift-work-nurses-a-hospital-cross-sectional-study
#8
Fabio Giorgi, Antonella Mattei, Ippolito Notarnicola, Cristina Petrucci, Loreto Lancia
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate any possible relationship between sleep disorders, burnout and job performance in a shift-work population of nurses. BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders and burnout can affect the job performance of nurses in terms of efficiency, productivity, task execution speed and supervision, which can be compromised when work shifts are organized on a 24-hour schedule and when the shift itself is irregular. DESIGN: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted from August 2014 - January 2015 on a sample of 315 shift-work nurses across 39 wards in seven central Italian hospitals...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148210/factors-associated-with-continued-smoking-after-treatment-of-oral-cavity-cancer-an-age-and-survival-time-matched-study
#9
Su-Ling Chang, Cheng-Hsing Lo, Hsi-Ling Peng, Chien-Rong Chen, Shu-Chen Wu, Shu-Ching Chen
AIMS: The aims of this study of oral cavity cancer patients were to compare the social support, depression, nicotine dependence, physical function and social-emotional function of those who continued smoking with those who quit smoking, with matching by age and survival time and to identify the predictors of continued smoking during the survival period. BACKGROUND: Patients who continue to smoke after cancer treatment may have an wiimpact on treatment response and survival...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148146/factors-influencing-nurse-assessed-quality-nursing-care-a-cross-sectional-study-in-hospitals
#10
Ying Liu, Yupin Aungsuroch
AIM: To propose a hypothesized theoretical model and apply it to examine the structural relationships among work environment, patient-to-nurse ratio, job satisfaction, burnout, intention to leave and quality nursing care. BACKGROUND: Improving quality nursing care is a first consideration in nursing management globally. A better understanding of factors influencing quality nursing care can help hospital administrators implement effective programs to improve quality of services...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148088/effectiveness-of-an-intensive-intervention-to-improve-lifestyles-in-subjects-with-intermediate-cardiovascular-risk-date-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Natalia Sanchez-Aguadero, Sara Mora-Simon, Jose I Recio-Rodriguez, Rosario Alonso-Dominguez, Jesus Gonzalez-Sanchez, Cristina Martin-Martin, Manuel A Gomez-Marcos, Emiliano Rodriguez-Sanchez
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of an intensive intervention led by primary care nurses for lifestyle modification among subjects with intermediate cardiovascular risk. BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases may be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyles. Interventions focused on populations at risk are more efficient than those aimed at the general population. More than 50 per cent of cardiovascular events occur in subjects with intermediate cardiovascular risk, but only a few studies have targeted this population...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148076/subjective-cognitive-complaints-psychosocial-factors-and-nursing-work-function-in-nurses-providing-direct-patient-care
#12
Tammy Barbe, Laura P Kimble, Cynthia Rubenstein
AIMS: The aim of this study was to examine relationships among subjective cognitive complaints, psychosocial factors and nursing work function in nurses providing direct patient care. BACKGROUND: Cognitive functioning is a critical component for nurses in the assurance of error prevention, identification and correction when caring for patients. Negative changes in nurses' cognitive and psychosocial functioning can adversely affect nursing care and patient outcomes...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148075/job-satisfaction-work-environment-and-successful-aging-determinants-of-delaying-retirement-among-acute-care-nurses
#13
Michele Wargo-Sugleris, Wendie Robbins, Christianne Joy Lane, Linda R Phillips
AIM: To determine the relationships between job satisfaction, work environment and successful aging and how these factors relate to Registered Nurses' intent to retire. BACKGROUND: Although little studied, retention of older nurses by delaying early retirement, before age 65, is an important topic for research. Qualitative and quantitative studies have indicated that job satisfaction work environment and successful aging are key motivators in acute care Registered Nursesretention and/or delaying retirement...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148074/salutogenic-healthy-aging-programme-embracement-shape-for-senior-only-households-a-study-protocol
#14
Betsy Seah, Yanika Kowitlawakul, Srinivasan Chokkanathan, Jeane Jin Yi Fong, Geir Arild Espnes, Emily Ang, Wenru Wang
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-dimensional community-based health promotion and risk prevention program, named Salutogenic Healthy Aging Program Embracement (SHAPE) for senior-only households in Singapore. BACKGROUND: In view of aging population and its significant impacts on economy, societal structure and policy-making, healthy aging emerges as an important concept in maintaining health through the engagement of health-promoting behaviour and risk-prevention actions in older people...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117454/factors-affecting-quality-of-nurse-shift-handover-in-the-emergency-department
#15
Heather Thomson, Ann Tourangeau, Lianne Jeffs, Martine Puts
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore and test factors hypothesized to influence quality of Emergency Department nurse-to-nurse shift handover communication. BACKGROUND: Nurse-to-nurse shift handover communication includes the transfer of information and responsibility for patients at shift change. The unique environment of the Emergency Department, where there is a high degree of patient unpredictability, increased patient volumes and rapid patient turnover, can create challenges for high quality handover communication...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117451/factors-predicting-registered-nurses-intentions-to-leave-their-organisation-and-profession-a-job-demands-resources-framework
#16
Willoughby Moloney, Peter Boxall, Matthew Parsons, Gordon Cheung
AIMS: To develop a comprehensive model of nursing turnover intention by examining the effects of job demands, job resources, personal demands and personal resources on burnout and work engagement and subsequently on the intention to leave the organisation and profession. BACKGROUND: The ageing population and a growing prevalence of multimorbidity are placing increasing strain on an ageing nursing workforce. Solutions that address the anticipated nursing shortage should focus on reducing burnout and enhancing the engagement of Registered Nurses (RNs) to improve retention...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117448/an-exploratory-study-of-safety-culture-biological-risk-management-and-hand-hygiene-of-healthcare-professionals
#17
Laurence Bernard, Alain Biron, Geneviève Lavigne, Julie Frechette, Agnès Bernard, Jonathan Mitchell, Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay
AIMS: The objectives of the study were to: (1) examine the relationships between three different qualitative perceptions of safety culture and the Canadian Patient Safety Climate Survey factors; (2) determine whether these perceptions are associated with different hand hygiene practices. BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections and safety cultures are a worldwide issue. During the A/H1N1 Influenza pandemic, Europe and North America did not have the same responses...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117446/challenging-rules-creating-values-park-s-sweet-spot-theory-driven-central-optimum-nurse-staffing-zone
#18
EDITORIAL
Claire Su-Yeon Park
The nursing shortage is a serious global issue. Low birth rates and a rapidly aging population are accelerating the demands of nursing professionals. However, the challenging aspects of nurses' work environment-e.g., a poor salary, long shift length, heavy workload, temporary staffing, or bullying-are still ongoing, leading to compromised patient care, more care left undone, adverse events, poor care quality, inequity in access to healthcare, longer waiting times, burnout and illness among nurses, and even unexpected yet preventable patient deaths (Ball et al...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117444/mediating-role-of-psychological-well-being-in-the-relationship-between-organizational-support-and-nurses-outcomes-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Ashraf Sadat Ahadzadeh, Hamid Sharif Nia
AIM: To examine the relationship between organizational support for nursing practice and nurse-assessed quality of care and nurses' job satisfaction in hospital settings and to investigate the mediating role of psychological well-being in the aforementioned relationships. BACKGROUND: There has been growing concern about quality of care in healthcare organizations. The past research has documented the effect of nurse practice environment on nurses' quality of care and job satisfaction...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117439/the-female-self-advocacy-in-cancer-survivorship-scale-a-validation-study
#20
Teresa L Hagan, Susan M Cohen, Margaret Q Rosenzweig, Kristin Zorn, Clement A Stone, Heidi S Donovan
AIM: To develop and psychometrically test the validity of the Female Self-Advocacy in Cancer Survivorship Scale. BACKGROUND: Female cancer survivors need to self-advocate to overcome challenges associated with cancer yet no valid measure of self-advocacy exists. DESIGN: Instrument development. Mixed-mode cross-sectional survey design. PARTICIPANTS: We recruited adult females (18+ years) (N=317) with a history of invasive cancer from local and national tumor registries and advocacy organizations to complete online or paper questionnaires...
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