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International Nursing Review

A M Acosta, M A D S Lima, G Q Marques, P F Levandovski, L A F Weber
AIM: To translate, adapt and evaluate psychometric properties of the complete (15 items) and reduced (three items) versions of the Care Transitions Measure into Brazilian Portuguese. INTRODUCTION: The Care Transitions Measure assesses the quality of care transitions, from the perspective of patients. As accomplishing effective transitions is a challenge to healthcare systems, the instrument provides an opportunity to assess care transitions and improve quality initiatives...
October 18, 2016: International Nursing Review
S Shin, J Han, C Cha
AIM: The aim of this article is to describe our experience in operating a capacity-building programme, the Korea International Cooperation Project, for global nursing leaders from developing countries, held during the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Conference in 2015 in Seoul, Korea. BACKGROUND: Globalization points to the importance of global leadership among nursing leaders. In accordance with the theme of 'Global Citizen, Global Nursing' at the ICN conference in 2015, a capacity-building programme for nursing leaders of developing countries was implemented...
October 3, 2016: International Nursing Review
M H Pereira de Paiva, L Pinheiro Lages, Z Cavalcanti de Medeiros
AIM: To identify and synthesize the national and international literature on forensic nursing in Brazil. BACKGROUND: Forensic nursing is a new specialty to the nursing practice in Brazil, being recognized by the Federal Nursing Council of Brazil in 2011. In 2016, the first forensic nursing specialization programme was authorized in the country. INTRODUCTION: The implementation of forensic nursing specialty in Brazil marks new possibilities for the nursing practice, making it possible for nurses to develop additional skills to intervene in various situations under the Brazilian Unified Healthcare System...
September 29, 2016: International Nursing Review
G Karatay, B Bowers, E B Karadağ, M C Demir
AIM: This study explored Turkish nursing students' perceptions of providing care to patients culturally different from themselves. BACKGROUND: Increasing migration will increase the need for nurses to provide care across cultural groups. METHODS: Twenty one students in the second year of a 4-year nursing programme participated in 3 focus groups. Data were analysed using directed content analysis. Research questions were based on Campinha-Bacote's model...
September 28, 2016: International Nursing Review
S T Chan, P C B Khong, W Wang
AIM: To provide an overview of healthcare professionals' psychological responses, coping strategies and supporting needs in the aftermath of an adverse event, thus informing health policy implications and future research in this aspect. BACKGROUND: Trauma experienced by healthcare professionals as second victims potentially provokes intense emotional distress, detrimental professional outcomes and imposes harsh long-term effects. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed to synthesize the experiences and needs of second victims who are healthcare professionals being traumatized by an unanticipated adverse event, medical error or patient-related injury...
September 28, 2016: International Nursing Review
H A Bawadi, Z Al-Hamdan
AIMS: To determine the cultural and religious beliefs and practices about childbirth among Jordanian women and to indicate how these beliefs and practices can be integrated into the maternity care of Muslim women in general, especially those immigrating to Western countries. BACKGROUND: The physiology of childbirth is similar for all women worldwide, but the surroundings in which it takes place makes it a unique experience for each woman. Every society has cultural practices and beliefs related to childbirth, and what is considered to be a vital practice in one culture may be seen as insignificant in another...
September 27, 2016: International Nursing Review
Y H Li, S J Li, S H Chen, X P Xie, Y Q Song, Z H Jin, X Y Zheng
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the disaster experiences of nurses called to assist survivors one month after the 2013 Ya'an earthquake. BACKGROUND: China has experienced an increasing number of earthquake disasters in the past four decades. Although a health and disaster management system was initiated after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, nurses' roles and experiences in a disaster have been overlooked. METHODS: The researchers used qualitative descriptive design that included 16 participants...
September 23, 2016: International Nursing Review
S M Mosleh, N F Eshah, M Darawad
AIM: This study aimed to identify and prioritize the perceived learning needs of patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention or open-heart surgery. BACKGROUND: Identifying learning needs for post-cardiac intervention patients is essential to establish successful health education programmes based on patient central care. METHODS: A descriptive comparative design was employed on a convenience sample of 260 patients who underwent a percutaneous coronary intervention and 105 patients who underwent open-heart surgery patients...
September 21, 2016: International Nursing Review
M E John, P E Samson-Akpan, J B Etowa, I I Akpabio, E E John
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of mobile phones in enhancing self-care, adjustment and engagement in non-disclosed youth living with HIV. BACKGROUND: Youth aged 15-24 years represent 42% of new HIV infections globally. Youth who are aware of their HIV status generally do not disclose it or utilize HIV-related facilities because of fear of stigma. They rely on the Internet for health maintenance information and access formal care only when immune-compromised and in crisis...
September 21, 2016: International Nursing Review
P Murray-Parahi, V Edgar, J Descallar, E Comino, M Johnson
INTRODUCTION: A continuing shift of healthcare delivery from hospital to the community has increased the acuity and complexity of care provided in the home. Global financial crises and nursing shortages have prompted policies supporting two tiers of nursing and expansion of the licensed practical nurse, second level or enrolled nurse role and evoked debate surrounding roles traditionally undertaken by registered nurses. Community nursing offers unique challenges for enrolled nurses wanting to enact their full scope of practice...
September 21, 2016: International Nursing Review
S Y Liaw, L T Wu, E Holroyd, W Wang, V Lopez, S Lim, Y L Chow
BACKGROUND: Internationally, and particularly in Singapore, health education institutions are facing challenges in attracting school leavers to enter nursing courses. OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors influencing the career choice of Singaporean healthcare students and determine the deterrents in choosing nursing as a career choice. DESIGN: An exploratory descriptive qualitative study design was used. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-nine healthcare students from three higher education institutions were recruited...
September 19, 2016: International Nursing Review
M Al-Motlaq, N Azar, A Squires
AIM: Explore the potential of a part-time work option for nurses as a strategy for managing domestic markets in Jordan by examining perceptions of working nurses and nursing students in the context of current social and cultural variables. BACKGROUND: Unemployment among Jordanian nurses has become a reality in recent years. However, labor markets literature in nursing rarely studies what kind of policy responses should occur during a surplus of nurses. METHODS: A cross-sectional design structured the study...
September 15, 2016: International Nursing Review
L Blumer, C Giblin, G Lemermeyer, J A Kwan
AIM: This paper explores the potential for incorporating big data in nursing regulators' decision-making and policy development. Big data, commonly described as the extensive volume of information that individuals and agencies generate daily, is a concept familiar to the business community but is only beginning to be explored by the public sector. BACKGROUND: Using insights gained from a recent research project, the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, in Canada is creating an organizational culture of data-driven decision-making throughout its regulatory and professional functions...
August 30, 2016: International Nursing Review
W-H Jun
AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine whether self-efficacy mediated the relationship between anger expression and interpersonal competency in South Korean nursing students. BACKGROUND: Interpersonal competency allows nursing students to increase their self-confidence in caring for patients. There is evidence of complex relationships between anger expression, self-efficacy and interpersonal competency. Self-efficacy could be considered a potential mediator in the association between anger expression and interpersonal competency in nursing students...
August 30, 2016: International Nursing Review
L-X Pung, Y-S Goh
AIM: Results from this literature review were used to identify the challenges faced by international nurses in their host countries following migration. BACKGROUND: The increasing strain of nursing shortages in the healthcare system has led to the recruitment of international nurses among many countries. However, following migration, international nurses are faced with challenges that may result in poor integration with their host countries. METHODS: Using Cooper's five stages for integrative research reviews, a literature search was conducted across seven databases using a PRISMA search strategy...
August 8, 2016: International Nursing Review
I Papadopoulos, A Zorba, C Koulouglioti, S Ali, M Aagard, O Akman, L-M Alpers, P Apostolara, J Biles, Á Martín-García, T González-Gil, C Kouta, R Krepinska, B N Kumar, M Lesińska-Sawicka, L Lopez, M Malliarou, M Nagórska, S Nissim, L Nortvedt, C Oter-Quintana, C Ozturk, S B Pangilinan, K Papp, O Eldar Regev, F O Rubiano, M Y Tolentino Diaz, V Tóthová, M Vasiliou
BACKGROUND: Compassion is considered the cornerstone of nursing practice. However, the recent failures in delivering high-quality compassionate nursing care in the UK's National Health Service have brought the topic of compassion to the attention of the public, service providers, policy makers and academics. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the nurses' views and experiences of a number of compassion-related issues in nursing and describe similarities and differences at an international level as well as from the different nursing roles of the participating nurses...
September 2016: International Nursing Review
R Bagdonaite-Stelmokiene, V Zydziunaite, T Suominen, P Astedt-Kurki
AIM: The aim of this study in Lithuania was to discover how the meaning of caring is perceived by nursing and social work students. BACKGROUND: Nursing and social work are caring professions, which provide care in different ways. It is still unclear what features constitute the meaning of caring for nursing and social work students as future caring professionals. METHODS: Snowball sampling technique was applied in the study. The data were collected as reflective narratives...
September 2016: International Nursing Review
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September 2016: International Nursing Review
R Zheng, C Yu
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