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Journal of Clinical Nursing

Zhen Li, Xinmei Zhou, Jing Cao, Zheng Li, Xia Wan, Jiaqian Li, Jing Jiao, Ge Liu, Ying Liu, Fangfang Li, Baoyun Song, Jingfen Jin, Liu Yilan, Xianxiu Wen, Shouzhen Cheng, Xinjuan Wu
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To gain insight into nurses' knowledge and attitudes regarding major immobility complications (pressure ulcers, pneumonia, deep vein thrombosis and urinary tract infections) and explore the correlation of nurses' knowledge and attitudes with the incidence of these complications. BACKGROUND: Immobility complications have adverse consequences, and effective management requires appropriate knowledge, attitudes and skills. Evidence about nurses' knowledge and attitudes regarding immobility complications is lacking...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Oksoo Kim, Mi Sun Kim, Hee Jung Jang, Hyangkyu Lee, Younhee Kang, Yanghee Pang, Heeja Jung
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the current state of radiation safety education and its influence on nurses' compliance with safety procedures. BACKGROUND: Use of radiation in therapy and diagnosis has prolonged and improved millions of lives, but it presents potential hazards for healthcare professionals. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design. METHODS: Participants included 1,672 female nurses of childbearing age who had recently been exposed to radiation emitting generators or radiation...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Eva Jangland, Noeman Mirz, Tiffany Conroy, Clair Merriman, Emiko Suzui, Akiko Nishimura, Ann Ewens
AIM: To explore the accuracy with which nursing students can identify the fundamentals of care. BACKGROUND: A challenge facing nursing is ensuring the fundamentals of care are provided with compassion and in a timely manner. How students perceive the importance of the fundamentals of care may be influenced by the content and delivery of their nursing curriculum. Since the fundamentals of care play a vital role in ensuring patient safety and quality care, it is important to examine how nursing students identify these care needs...
March 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Chunhua Ma
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study are to estimate the prevalence of depressive symptoms in older people with hypertension in rural areas of China and to clarify the predictors influencing depressive symptoms in these patients. BACKGROUND: Although many studies have described the prevalence of depressive symptoms in older people, these studies mainly focused on those in urban areas. Few studies explicitly clarify the depressive symptoms of older patients with hypertension in rural China...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Filipa Pereira, Victoria Pellaux, Henk Verloo
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Describe beliefs about evidence-based practice (EBP) and record levels of implementation among community health nurses working independently and in community healthcare centers in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. BACKGROUND: In many settings, EBP is considered a key means of delivering better and secure healthcare. However, there is a paucity of published studies on the implementation of EBP in community healthcare. DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive study (n = 100)...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Denise Andrea Harris, Kirsten Jack, Christopher Wibberley
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the meaning of living with uncertainty for people diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND). BACKGROUND: MND is a progressive neurodegenerative condition resulting in multiple needs, arising from the complex nature of the disease trajectory. People with MND are often required to make decisions for symptom management and end-of-life care. Research into the lived experience of MND has previously highlighted: the shock of receiving such a diagnosis and prognosis; subsequent concerns relating to the future and loss; and the existential suffering for a person with MND...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Sofia Persson, Katie Dhingra, Sarah Grogan
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: are to, on a sample of nurses and the general public, examine whether victim blame varies according to level of familiarly between victim and perpetrator. It also examines how Ambivalent Sexism (AS) and Rape Myth Acceptance (RMA) impacts on this. BACKGROUND: Around one in five women will be victims of sexual assault during their lifetime. The majority are acquaintance rapes, and these victims are generally attributed more blame than victims of stranger rape...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Mei Ling Lim, Bei Yi Paulynn Yong, Mei Qi Maggie Mar, Shin Yuh Ang, Mei Mei Chan, Madeleine Lam, Ngian Choo Janet Chong, Violeta Lopez
BACKGROUND: The number of patients on home enteral nutrition (HEN) is on the increase due to advancement in technology and shift in focus of providing care from acute to community care settings. AIM: This study aimed to explore the experiences of community nurses and home carers, in caring for patients on HEN. METHODS: A mixed-method approach was adopted. (i) A face-to-face survey design was used to elicit experience of carers of patients on HEN...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Josephine M E Gibson, Lois H Thomas, J J Harrison, Caroline Leigh Watkins
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the views and experiences of stroke survivors and carers about a systematic voiding programme for post-stroke incontinence. BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence after stroke is common and associated with poorer functional outcome. Structured assessment and management are potentially effective interventions but it is important that there is a good understanding of stroke survivors' and carers' views of their acceptability and implementation...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Neal F Cook, Tanya Mccance, Brendan Mccormack, Owen Barr, Paul Slater
AIM: This paper explores pre-registration nursing students' caring attributes development through a person-centred focused curriculum. BACKGROUND: Developing caring attributes in student nurses to the point of registration has historically been challenging. Globally, curricula have not yet demonstrated the ability to sustain and develop caring attributes in this population, despite its centrality to practice. DESIGN AND METHODS: This longitudinal cohort study tracked how university pre-registration nursing students (N = 212) developed their caring attributes over the three years of their programme using repeated measures at the end of each year with the same cohort...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Alejandro Bosch-Alcaraz, Anna Falcó-Pegueroles, Iolanda Jordan
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the meaning of comfort and to contextualise it within the framework of paediatric critical care. BACKGROUND: The concept of comfort is closely linked to care in all health contexts. However, in specific settings such as the paediatric critical care unit it takes on particular importance. DESIGN: A literature review was conducted. METHODS: A literature search was performed of articles in English and Spanish in international health science databases, from 1992 to March 2017, applying the quality standards established by the PRISMA methodology and the Joanna Briggs Institute...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Rocío de Diego Cordero, Bárbara Badanta Romero, Filomena Adelaide de Matos, Emília Costa, Daniele Corcioli Mendes Espinha, Claudia de Souza Tomasso, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Giancarlo Lucchetti
AIMS: To compare the opinions and attitudes of Portuguese-speaking nursing students from Brazil and Portugal on the relationship between religiosity/spirituality and the ability to approach these issues with patients, in their undergraduate training and practice. BACKGROUND: Although there are studies investigating nursing students' opinions concerning religiosity and spirituality in clinical practice, few have investigated if there are cross-cultural differences between countries...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Eeva Harju, Anja Rantanen, Mika Helminen, Marja Kaunonen, Taina Isotalo, Päivi Åstedt-Kurki
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine changes in the marital relationship six months after the diagnosis and the effects of these changes on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the patients with prostate cancer and their spouses. BACKGROUND: There is limited knowledge on the impact of a diagnosis of prostate cancer on the marital relationship and HRQoL of patients and their spouses. DESIGN: Survey with longitudinal descriptive and comparative elements...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Claire Adams, Anna Stears, David Savage, Christi Deaton
AIMS: To evaluate the impact of lipodystrophy on body image and how this affects patients' daily lives. BACKGROUND: Lipodystrophy refers to a group of rare conditions characterised by generalised or partial lack of body fat and is associated with severe metabolic problems e.g. severe insulin resistance, diabetes and pancreatitis. In addition to its metabolic effect, lack of adipose tissue may have a major impact on appearance and cause distressing physical changes...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Mary Bourke, Catherine Houghton
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore health care professionals' (HCP) and patients' perceptions of the potential use of a Transition Readiness Scale (TRS) in cystic fibrosis care. This included an examination of barriers and facilitators to its implementation along with the identification of key items to include in a TRS. BACKGROUND: Due to increasing life expectancy and improved quality of life, more adolescents with cystic fibrosis are transitioning from paediatric to adult health care...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Rebecca Feo, Alison Kitson, Tiffany Conroy
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate how fundamental aspects of nursing care have been defined in the literature from 2010-2016. BACKGROUND: A 2010 narrative review of nursing texts identified little consensus on what constitutes the fundamental aspects of nursing care. Since then there has been a proliferation of policies, strategic frameworks and research teams dedicated to investigating such care. It is unclear whether this increased activity has led to greater conceptual clarity...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Shadia Alshahrani, Judy Magarey, Alison Kitson
AIMS: To explore the nature of relatives' involvement in the care of patients in acute medical settings in Australia and Saudi Arabia and to explore the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of nurses. BACKGROUND: There is little known about how relatives respond to being involved in patient care and the impact this has on the quality of care. Equally, little is known about how nurses enable such involvement. Previous studies have focused on settings such as critical care and paediatrics where relatives' involvement as advocates is mostly acknowledged and accepted...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Dana N Rutledge, Tina Retrosi, Gary Ostrowski
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The study purpose was to report medication error reporting barriers (MERB) among hospital nurses, and to determine validity and reliability of an existing MERB questionnaire. BACKGROUND: Hospital medication errors (MEs) typically occur between ordering of a medication to its receipt by the patient with subsequent staff monitoring. To decrease MEs, factors surrounding MEs must be understood; this requires reporting by employees. Under-reporting can compromise patient safety by disabling improvement efforts...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Michelle Giles, Vicki Parker, Jane Conway, Rebecca Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Clinical Leaders drive healthcare performance in the provision of safe high quality patient care by influencing others and augmenting change. Clinical leadership features strongly in Nurse Consultant (NC) roles and holds potential to strengthen the NC's place in healthcare teams, making their contribution as clinical leaders more recognisable. This study explores how clinical leadership is enacted through the NC role, providing understanding of the elements that influence their effectiveness as clinical leaders...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
K Schubert Samuelsson, M Egenvall, I Klarin, J Lökk, U Gunnarsson, M Iwarzon
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe how older patients experience the healthcare chain and information given before, during and after colorectal cancer surgery. BACKGROUND: Most persons with colorectal cancer are older than 70 years and undergo surgery with subsequent enhanced recovery programmes aiming to quickly restore preoperative function. However, adaptation of such programmes to suit the older patient has not been made. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive study...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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