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International Nursing Review

R L Difazio, J A Vessey, O A Buchko, D V Chetverikov, V A Sarkisova, N V Serebrennikova
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe bullying experienced by professional nurses working in the Russian Federation. The frequency and type of bullying behaviours experienced, the personal and professional consequences of bullying and the actions taken to address bullying were all examined. BACKGROUND/INTRODUCTION: Workplace bullying negatively affects nurses, patients and healthcare organizations. To date, no research has been conducted on workplace bullying among nurses in the Russian Federation...
September 7, 2018: International Nursing Review
A A Mammbona, A H Mavhandu-Mudzusi
BACKGROUND: Most public hospitals in African countries are overpopulated with patients suffering from conditions related to HIV and AIDS. These patients increase the burden on healthcare providers, among which are enrolled nurses. AIM: To explore enrolled nurses' experiences of caring for patients living with HIV and AIDS at a public rural community hospital in the Vhembe district of Limpopo Province, South Africa. DESIGN: The study was underpinned by the interpretative phenomenological design...
September 5, 2018: International Nursing Review
M K Akter, S Yimyam, J Chareonsanti, S Tiansawad
BACKGROUND: Maternal and infant morbidity and mortality are major issues in developing countries, but the literature reveals there are limited studies on the sociocultural issues affecting adequate prenatal care in Bangladesh. AIM: To explore the sociocultural influences underlying perceived barriers to prenatal care among pregnant women in an urban area of Bangladesh. METHODS: A descriptive qualitative research was conducted with 20 women and 20 of their significant others in three purposively sampled hospitals using individual in-depth interview between November 2016 and March 2017...
September 3, 2018: International Nursing Review
C Ryan, M Bergin, M White, J S G Wells
BACKGROUND: The 2008 financial crisis exacerbated an already mounting workforce challenge faced by most health services in the western world, namely the recruitment and retention of qualified nurses. AIM: This paper examines two additional challenges of relevance to workforce planning in health care, an ageing nursing workforce and reliance upon migrant nurses to solve short-term workforce issues. METHODS: Using Ireland as a case exemplar of these issues, this paper argues that policy makers and service providers should seek not only to address the challenge of retaining trained newly qualified and younger nurses but also focus on supporting older nurses and migrant nurses to remain within the workforce...
August 22, 2018: International Nursing Review
L Wang, X-P Zhu, X-T Zeng, P Xiong
AIM: To investigate nurses' knowledge, attitudes and practices related to physical restraint in tertiary hospitals and identify the factors that influence physical restraint use. BACKGROUND: Physical restraint is used to maintain patient safety. Nurses play an important role in the restraint process. It is important to identify their understanding, feelings and approach regarding the use of physical restraint. INTRODUCTION: Physical restraint is widely practiced in hospitals in China...
July 24, 2018: International Nursing Review
M Marć, A Bartosiewicz, J Burzyńska, Z Chmiel, P Januszewicz
AIM: The article addresses selected determinants of the nursing shortage in Poland and other countries in the face of employee ageing. BACKGROUND: Global demographic changes have led to a systematic increase in the elderly population and a decreasing number of births, which have impacted health policy and healthcare systems in various countries. Both processes necessitate transitions in global health care. Nursing care, which has faced a human resources crisis, is a strategic area within this context...
July 24, 2018: International Nursing Review
E López-Cerdá, J M Carmona-Torres, M A Rodríguez-Borrego
AIMS: To determine what social support is available in Spain to people over 65 who also dedicate hours of their time to the care of others who are older. BACKGROUND: Demographic and social changes are leading to growth of the population. The social support available to older people in the final stage of life affects their health. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted involving the records of older, non-institutionalized individuals residing in Spain, obtained from the European Health Survey of 2014...
July 16, 2018: International Nursing Review
R Boonpracom, W Kunaviktikul, P Thungjaroenkul, O Wichaikhum
BACKGROUND: A growing global nursing shortage has affected the quality of care (QOC) provision. AIM: To test the structure-process-outcome model for quality of nursing care in regional medical centres in Thailand. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with multi-stage, proportional stratified random sampling. The sample comprised 136 units, 916 nurses and 943 patients from nine regional medical centres. Data were collected from six instruments in February-June 2016 and analysed with structural equation modelling...
July 16, 2018: International Nursing Review
V Zamanzadeh, L Valizadeh, A Praskova, A Ghahramanian, M Rassouli, E Asghari
AIM: The aim was to explore nurses' perceptions of career success. INTRODUCTION: Career success is a concept which leads to improving professional behaviours. Research that focused on conceptualizing career success found it to be a complex, value-driven construct likely to be perceived differently across work and cultural contexts. It is not yet clear what constitutes career success, and how it is perceived by nurses in Iran. More comprehensive exploration of this concept in nursing is needed, so research and policymaking can advance in informed, data-driven manner...
July 11, 2018: International Nursing Review
R N Al-Dossary
AIM: To examine the outlook of the Saudi Arabian nursing profession in relation to the recently launched Kingdom 2030 Vision. INTRODUCTION: Nursing in Saudi Arabia has advanced noticeably in education and clinical practice, but challenges remain in building and sustaining a Saudi nursing profession and workforce. BACKGROUND: Health care in Saudi Arabia is currently experiencing transformation because of population and economic growth. These transformations have been influenced by the Saudi Arabian 2030 Vision...
July 7, 2018: International Nursing Review
J Y Joo, M F Liu
BACKGROUND: Case management has been adopted in Korea and been recognized as a promising care-coordination method that lowers costs and improves quality of care. However, the effectiveness of case management among individuals with chronic illnesses who reside in the community has yet to be established. AIM: This systematic review identifies and synthesizes recent evidence of case management's effectiveness in managing chronic illnesses among adults in Korea. METHODS: The methodology of this systematic review was guided by the Cochrane processes and PRISMA statements...
June 29, 2018: International Nursing Review
N Arakawa, K Ota, L Piyabanditkul, M Ishikawa
INTRODUCTIONS: Digitization could be incorporated in rural areas of resource-poor countries because information gathered by nurses working on-site could be better used. BACKGROUND: For effective management of community health information, the usage and maintenance of digital records are important. Digitization of information provides essential information for informing health policy. AIM: To develop a sustainable database to effectively collect and manage community health information and nursing practice...
June 29, 2018: International Nursing Review
K Alotaibi, I Higgins, J Day, S Chan
AIMS: To identify and synthesize evidence regarding the knowledge and attitudes of nurses, and barriers and facilitators to effective pain assessment and management in infants and children. BACKGROUND: Pain among children is a common experience. Relief from pain is a fundamental human right, yet hospitalized children continue to experience unrelieved pain. Provision of effective pain management is an integral part of the nurse's role. METHODS: Guided by Whittemore & Knafl's five-stage framework, primary peer-reviewed studies published in English between 2000 and 2018 were searched using CINAHL, PubMed, ProQuest, PsycINFO and Scopus...
June 29, 2018: International Nursing Review
Pamela H Mitchell
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September 2018: International Nursing Review
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September 2018: International Nursing Review
Pamela F Cipriano
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September 2018: International Nursing Review
Sue Turale
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September 2018: International Nursing Review
J C Bruce, S Schmollgruber, J Baumann
PURPOSE: Within an overarching evaluation framework, this study explored the experiences of course participants and administrators of an intercountry master's degree in nursing between South Africa and Mozambique. The lessons learnt were used to inform nursing and health policy for the Mozambican health system. METHODS: Kirkpatrick's four levels of training evaluation and a results-oriented approach to capacity change were integrated to form a hybrid evaluation framework to capture information about course implementation and the context/environment within which it was delivered...
September 2018: International Nursing Review
J Wilkinson, J Carryer, C Budge
BACKGROUND: There is a wealth of international evidence concerning the contribution post-registration master's level education makes to advancing the discipline of nursing. There are approximately 277 nurse practitioners registered in NZ, but they account for only a small portion of nurses who have undertaken master's level education. The additional contribution these nurses make to the work environment through advanced practice activities has not, hitherto, been documented. OBJECTIVES: To report the extent of advanced practice nurse activity associated with various levels of nursing education in a sample of nurses working in clinical practice in New Zealand...
September 2018: International Nursing Review
S Y Ang, T Uthaman, T C Ayre, S Z Mordiffi, E Ang, V Lopez
AIM: To give an overview of the level of resilience among nurses in Singapore and to examine associations between various demographics variables and resilience level. BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization reported a global needs-based shortage of over 9 million nurses and midwives in 2013. Building resilience among nurses has been postulated as one of the ways to support and retain nurses in the profession. METHOD: A self-reported questionnaire consisting of questions on demographics and the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale CD-RISC 10 was used...
September 2018: International Nursing Review
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