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International Nursing Review

T A Kakyo, L D Xiao
AIM: The aim of this study was to understand nurse ward managers perceived challenges in the rural healthcare setting in Uganda. BACKGROUND: The health workforce, essential medicines and equipment and political unrest are the main factors affecting the international community in addressing the hefty disease burden in World Health Organization African regions. Nurse ward managers have an important role to play to mitigate these factors in health facilities in these regions through leadership, supervision and support for staff...
April 19, 2018: International Nursing Review
D A Hurtado, G A Heinonen, L M Dumet, S A Greenspan
This prospective study observed turnover during 1 year at a community hospital in Oregon (n = 39). The study tested whether nurses who at baseline nominated fewer peers as sources of safe patient handling support were more likely to quit than nurses with more supportive peers. Six nurses with tenure under 2 years left their positions. Nurses who quit reported half as many co-workers as sources of support relative to nurses who remained employed, and each additional peer nomination reduced the risk of turnover by 15%...
April 18, 2018: International Nursing Review
Y Kowitlawkul, S F Yap, S Makabe, S Chan, J Takagai, W W S Tam, M S Nurumal
AIMS: To investigate the key determinants of nurses' quality of life and work-life balance statuses in a tertiary hospital in Singapore. BACKGROUND: Nurses' quality of life can directly and indirectly impact patients' safety and quality of care. Therefore, identifying key factors that influence nurses' quality of life is essential in the healthcare delivery system. METHODS: A descriptive quantitative study design was adopted, and validated questionnaires were used...
April 6, 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...
March 24, 2018: International Nursing Review
S Cho, H Lee, S Yoon, Y Kim, P F Levin, E Kim
BACKGROUND: Global health has been directed to providing solutions to various health issues cross-nations, and nurses have received wide recognition as a key health workforce to reduce health disparities globally. Nurses involved in global health research are required to implement evidence-based global nursing practices based on the assessments of local health needs. AIM: To assess health needs and to suggest future interventions in rural communities of Vietnam...
March 24, 2018: International Nursing Review
S L Garner, E Killingsworth, M Bradshaw, L Raj, S R Johnson, S P Abijah, S Parimala, S Victor
AIM: The objective of this study was to assess the impact of a simulation workshop on self-efficacy towards teaching for nurse educators in India. Additionally, we sought to revise and validate a tool to measure self-efficacy in teaching for use with a global audience. BACKGROUND: Simulation is an evidence-based teaching and learning method and is increasingly used in nursing education globally. INTRODUCTION: As new technology and teaching methods such as simulation continue to evolve, it is important for new as well as experienced nurse educators globally to have confidence in their teaching skills and abilities...
March 23, 2018: International Nursing Review
A Stievano, R Caruso, F Pittella, F A Shaffer, G Rocco, J Fairman
AIM: The aim of this systematic review was to provide a critical synthesis of the factors that historically shaped the advancements of nursing regulators worldwide. BACKGROUND: An in-depth examination of the different factors that moulded regulatory changes over time is pivotal to comprehend current issues in nursing. INTRODUCTION: In the light of global health scenarios, the researchers explored the factors that historically influenced the socio-contextual circumstances upon which governments made regulatory changes...
March 23, 2018: International Nursing Review
C Willott, R Sakashita, E Gendenjamts, Y Yoshino
BACKGROUND: Continuing education is vital for the development of the competencies of nurses and midwives. We analysed the effectiveness of a distance education programme for maternal and child health nurses and midwives in Mongolia, assessing its strengths and limitations and ways in which it could be improved. The aim of this research is to provide an analysis of the successes and failures of the programme, in order to improve future versions of this and similar programmes in Mongolia and elsewhere...
March 23, 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...
March 22, 2018: International Nursing Review
M Al-Yami, P Galdas, R Watson
AIMS: To generate an Arabic version of the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire that would be easily understood by Arabic speakers and would be sensitive to Arabic culture. BACKGROUND: The nursing workforce in Saudi Arabia is undergoing a process of Saudization but there is a need to understand the factors that will help to retain this workforce. INTRODUCTION: No organizational commitment tools exist in Arabic that are specifically designed for health organizations...
March 22, 2018: International Nursing Review
C Johansen, B Knowles, D Jones, P Dickison
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March 11, 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...
March 8, 2018: International Nursing Review
S Ç Durmuş, D Ekici, A Yildirim
AIM: This study was conducted to determine the level of collaboration amongst nurses in Turkey. BACKGROUND: Collaboration amongst nurses is thought to increase nurse-physician collaboration and decrease medical mistakes. It has been connected with positive patient outcomes and increased job satisfaction for nurses. There are some studies on nurse-physician collaboration in Turkey, but nurse-nurse collaboration has not been measured before in this context. There are limited studies in the literature on nurse-nurse collaboration...
March 5, 2018: International Nursing Review
Z R Mahfoud, I Gkantaras, A E Topping, A M Cannaby, B Foreman, R Watson, D R Thompson, R Gray
BACKGROUND: Most studies have reported that higher levels (baccalaureate degree) of educational attainment by nurses are associated with lower levels of patient mortality. Researchers working in developed economies (e.g. North America and Europe) have almost exclusively conducted these studies. The value of baccalaureate nurse education has not been tested in countries with a developing economy. METHOD: A retrospective observational study conducted in seven hospitals...
March 2, 2018: International Nursing Review
R F AbuAlRub, M G Abu Alhaija'a
AIMS: To explore the challenges that face Jordanian nurses in the first year of employment; and understand the benefits and barriers of implementing a Nursing Residency Program from the perspectives of nurses and key informants. BACKGROUND: Many researchers reported that novice nurses do not have an adequate level of competence needed in the real clinical practice to meet the increasing demands of healthcare systems. METHODS: A descriptive qualitative approach using individual interviews and focus group discussions was utilized...
March 2, 2018: International Nursing Review
E Yıldız, D Tanrıverdi
AIM: This systematic review was conducted in order to integrate evidence-based knowledge and experience related to child neglect and abuse into the nursing literature. BACKGROUND: The negative and intense effects of neglect and abuse on an individual can last into adulthood. Nurses who are in close contact with such cases have an important role to play in detecting child neglect and abuse and supporting the families involved. When nurses fulfil this role, it is important that evidence-based information and interventions are known to ensure that the process is a healthy one...
March 1, 2018: International Nursing Review
L Deravin, K Francis, J Anderson
AIM: This paper will review progress towards the identified targets within the Australian government policy document commonly known as 'Closing the Gap' and examine the role of nurses in supporting its implementation. BACKGROUND: Australia is not alone in seeking to address the health inequity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Globally such health inequities are similar and require interventions supported by governments in conjunction with health and education systems to affect desired change...
March 1, 2018: 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
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