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International Nursing Review

B A Timmins, C Thomas Riché, M W Saint-Jean, J Tuck, L Merry
AIM: To describe the facilitators and barriers for nurses to perform quality wound care in three surgical wards of a hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. BACKGROUND: Up to a quarter of patients in low- and middle-income countries may acquire at least one infection while hospitalized. There is a paucity of research investigating nursing wound care practices in low- and middle-income countries regarding the prevention of hospital-acquired infections. METHODS: The design was qualitative descriptive...
February 13, 2018: International Nursing Review
C L Covell, M D Primeau, I St-Pierre
AIM: To examine internationally educated nurses' perceptions of the extent to which participating in bridging programmes is beneficial for preparing to practise nursing in Canada. BACKGROUND: Internationally educated nurses continue to migrate from low-income to high-income countries. Many experience challenges when attempting to practise their profession in the destination country. Canada and other top destination countries offer educational support, such as bridging programmes, to assist internationally educated nurses' with preparing to practise nursing in the destination country...
February 12, 2018: International Nursing Review
Emni Omar Daw Hussin, L P Wong, M C Chong, P Subramanian
AIM: To examine the factors associated with nurses' perceptions of the quality of end-of-life care. BACKGROUND: With increasing demand for hospitals to provide end-of-life care, the low quality of palliative care provided in hospital settings is an issue of growing concern in developing countries. Most dying patients receive their care from general nurses, irrespective of the nurses' specialty or level of training. METHOD: A structured cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted of 553 nurses working at a teaching hospital in Malaysia...
February 12, 2018: International Nursing Review
J P Cruz, F Alshammari, R F D Felicilda-Reynaldo
AIM: This study aimed to investigate the predictors of Saudi nursing students' attitudes towards the environment and sustainability in health care. BACKGROUND: With rising temperature and decreasing annual rainfall, Saudi Arabia is threatened by the harmful effects of climate change on its population. In response to these threats, the Ministry of Health adapted sustainable development and environmental preservation in their National E-Health strategy. INTRODUCTION: To implement these policies successfully, healthcare practitioners should be educated on how climate change could impact human health negatively...
February 9, 2018: International Nursing Review
P Leahy-Warren, V Varghese, M R Day, M Curtin
AIM: To examine the perceptions of nurse managers, registered nurses and healthcare assistants of physical restraint use on older people in a long-term care setting in the Republic of Ireland. BACKGROUND: The use of physical restraint, although controversial, persists in long-term care settings, despite recommendations for restraint-free environments. Perception and attitude of staff can influence use of physical restraint. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional design was used...
February 9, 2018: International Nursing Review
S Rezaei, B Karami Matin, M Hajizadeh, A Soroush, B Nouri
AIM: This study aimed to summarize the available information in the literature to make an accurate estimate of the prevalence of burnout among Iranian nurses. BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION: Burnout is a work-related stress syndrome that has negative impact on healthcare providers, patients and healthcare delivery systems. METHOD: A comprehensive search of literature using international [PubMed, Scopus and the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)] and Iranian scientific data bases [Scientific Information Database (SID), IranMedex and Magiran] was conducted to identify English and Persian language studies, published between 2000 and 2016, that examined the prevalence of burnout among nurses in Iran...
January 30, 2018: International Nursing Review
J Y Joo, M F Liu
AIM: This qualitative systematic review aimed to identify and synthesize recent qualitative studies to improve understanding of the experiences and perceptions of case management interventions that individuals with chronic illnesses and their caregivers have. BACKGROUND/INTRODUCTION: Case management has been shown to be effective at improving quality of care and lowering costs for individuals with chronic illnesses. However, no qualitative review has been synthesized with recent qualitative studies about case management experiences by individual with chronic illnesses...
January 15, 2018: International Nursing Review
T Ligita, K Wicking, N Harvey, J Mills
AIM: To explore and synthesize evidence of the literature about healthcare professionals involved in the provision of diabetes management within an Indonesian context. BACKGROUND: Indonesia is challenged to control the major burden of diabetes prevalence rate that requires a multidimensional approach with the aim to optimize existing health services by involving healthcare professionals who can promote access and provide diabetes management. METHODS: This literature review, which is integrated with a scoping study framework, used the electronic databases including CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science to locate papers particular to the Indonesian context...
January 10, 2018: International Nursing Review
A K Harmanci Seren, F Eskin Bacaksiz, A Yildirim
AIM: To define the attitudes of nurses working in public hospitals towards the employment of internationally educated nurses. BACKGROUND: The employment of internationally educated nurses is expected to be an important strategy for solving the nursing shortage in Turkey and many other countries. METHODS: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted with nurses working in seven public university hospitals in different geographical regions of Turkey in September 2015...
December 21, 2017: International Nursing Review
M A Roche, C Duffield, J Smith, D Kelly, R Cook, J Bichel-Findlay, C Saunders, D J Carter
AIM: To explore the primary healthcare needs and health service use of homeless men in inner Sydney. BACKGROUND: People experiencing homelessness have greater health needs than the general population and place high demands on tertiary care, which is expensive and may not be the optimum service for their needs. Accessible, approachable and affordable primary healthcare services could improve the health of homeless persons and potentially decrease costs to the healthcare system...
December 21, 2017: International Nursing Review
J Carryer, J Wilkinson, A Towers, G Gardner
BACKGROUND: A variety of advanced practice nursing roles and titles have proliferated in response to the changing demands of a population characterized by increasing age and chronic illness. Whilst similarly identified as advanced practice roles, they do not share a common practice profile, educational requirements or legislative direction. The lack of clarity limits comparative research that can inform policy and health service planning. AIMS: To identify advanced practice roles within nursing titles employed in New Zealand and practice differences between advanced practice and other roles...
December 20, 2017: International Nursing Review
L J Labrague, D M McEnroe-Petitte
AIM: This review appraised and synthesized evidence relating to new nurses' stress experiences during the transition period. BACKGROUND: Although stress among nursing professionals has been a subject of several systematic reviews in the recent years, there is still scarcity of systematic evidence examining job stress in new nurses. METHODS: This is an integrative review of original studies conducted from 2002 onwards examining new nurses' stress experiences...
December 20, 2017: International Nursing Review
L Walker, J Clendon
AIM: To examine the factors contributing to nurses choosing to exit the nursing profession before retirement age. BACKGROUND: Population growth, ageing and growing demand for health services mean increased demand for nurses. Better retention could help meet this demand, yet little work has been done in New Zealand to understand early attrition. METHODS: An online survey of registered and enrolled nurses and nurse practitioners who had left nursing was used...
November 28, 2017: International Nursing Review
Howard Catton
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March 2018: International Nursing Review
Tracey McDonald
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March 2018: International Nursing Review
S Caldeira, A S Figueiredo, S Deodato
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March 2018: International Nursing Review
Sue Turale
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December 2017: International Nursing Review
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December 2017: International Nursing Review
Annette Kennedy
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December 2017: International Nursing Review
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