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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
F Azizoğlu, A Köse, H Gül
AIM: This study investigated the occupational health risk factors among nurses who work in public hospital surgical units. BACKGROUND: Nursing has a significant place in healthcare systems around the world. Surgical units are environments with certain risks, especially because of the possibility of exposure to various chemical, biologic or physical hazards. METHODS: This study was conducted with 229 nurses who were working in the 11 surgery units of a big university hospital...
June 21, 2018: International Nursing Review
Z Canli Özer, I Boz, S Turan Kavradim, G Teskereci
AIM: This paper introduces the study on the European Union Project on complementary therapies and discusses project outputs and results. The goal of the European Union Project was to improve the professional knowledge and skills of women's health and oncology nurses regarding CT. BACKGROUND: The increasing and widespread use of complementary therapies in the women's health and oncology population requires nurses to be educated about their suitable and safe use. Many nurses do not have proper training in complementary therapies and therefore should not inform their patients about them...
June 21, 2018: International Nursing Review
Elizabeth Iro
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June 2018: International Nursing Review
Lord Nigel Crisp
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June 2018: International Nursing Review
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June 2018: International Nursing Review
Annette Kennedy
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June 2018: International Nursing Review
C Johansen, B Knowles, D Jones, P Dickison
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June 2018: International Nursing Review
E O D 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...
June 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...
June 2018: International Nursing Review
C Uengwongsapat, K Kantaruksa, A Klunklin, N Sansiriphun
BACKGROUND: Becoming an adolescent father is a significant and critical life event. Expectant fathers are faced with a concurrent dual developmental crisis: being an adolescent and becoming a father. This transition has a tremendous impact on these adolescents, their families and society. The impact on these individuals and society does not, at this point, seem to be clearly understood. PURPOSE: To explore the process of Thai adolescents becoming first-time fathers with an unplanned pregnancy during their girlfriend's pregnancy...
June 2018: International Nursing Review
C V Colindres, E Bryce, P Coral-Rosero, R M Ramos-Soto, F Bonilla, A Yassi
BACKGROUND: Nurses are frequently exposed to transmissible infections, yet adherence to infection control measures is suboptimal. There has been inadequate research into how the psychosocial work environment affects compliance with infection control measures, especially in low- and middle-income countries. AIM: To examine the association between effort-reward imbalance, burnout and adherence to infection control measures among nurses in Ecuador. INTRODUCTION: A cross-sectional study linking psychosocial work environment indicators to infection control adherence...
June 2018: International Nursing Review
S H Gwon, G Yan, G Huang, P A Kulbok
BACKGROUND: Smoking rates are higher among adolescents in South Korea than among those in other Asian countries. Researchers have reported associations between the presence of licensed tobacco retailers and adolescent smoking rates. However, few researchers have examined the factors that influence adolescent smoking including those that are intrapersonal, interpersonal or related to the tobacco retailers' environment. AIM: The purpose of this study was to describe factors related to the students, the licensed tobacco retailers and the schools and how those factors are associated with adolescent smoking outcomes such as tobacco marketing receptivity, lifetime smoking and current smoking...
June 2018: International Nursing Review
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