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Contemporary Nurse

Erika Gray, Judy Currey, Julie Considine
AIM: To describe what is currently known about nurses' assessment decisions when providing care to patients at home or in their usual place of residence. METHODS: In August 2018, an integrative literature review using a systematic approach was conducted using specific search terms to search Informit, MEDLINE and Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). The literature search was not limited by date, and included published papers or unpublished dissertations written between 1980 and 2018...
October 13, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Renee Lovi, Marie Hutchinson, John Hurley
BACKGROUND: Undergraduate preparation is important in ensuring health care professionals are prepared to identify and respond to intimate partner violence (IPV). Previous studies confirm this education is highly variable and IPV-related content remains marginalised in undergraduate nursing, midwifery and paramedicine curricula. AIM: To investigate frontline academics' attitudes and beliefs in relation to the inclusion of IPV-related content in the aforementioned degrees...
October 10, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Ahmad Tubaishat
BACKGROUND: The use of Facebook™ in nursing education is under-researched. OBJECTIVE: To assess students' perceptions of using Facebook™ as an educational mean to support their study. METHODS: One group pretest-posttest study was conducted in one nursing school in Jordan. Facebook™ pages were created for two nursing courses. Students completed a questionnaire about students' perception of using Facebook™ as educational platform in the first lecture of the semester as a pre-test, and then at the end of the semester as a post-test; after interacting with the created Facebook™ page...
October 8, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Michelle Honey, Jane Wright
BACKGROUND: The widespread use of telehealth brings benefits to improve access to healthcare for rural and remote populations. OBJECTIVE: This study explores what nurses considered important to confidently and competently participate in telehealth. DESIGN: A descriptive qualitative approach was selected. METHODS: Nine New Zealand Registered Nurses who worked in different clinical settings who use telehealth were identified through snowball sampling, and participated in single semi-structured interviews, which were thematically analysed using a general inductive approach...
October 6, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Jessica Holmgren, Henrik Eriksson, Charlotta Tegnestedt
BACKGROUND: Positioned to face increasing issues relating to the growing and aging population, ill health, climate change, natural disasters, and humanitarian crises, nurses play a crucial role in responding to the challenges of globalisation. With nurses rising to meet these challenges, the term 'global nursing' has been coined. Given the ongoing proliferation of the term, it seems relevant to explore the key relationship of the concepts of 'global' and 'nursing' within the milieus provided through the internet...
September 20, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Melanie Birks, John Smithson, Daniel Lindsay, Jenny Davis
In respect of professional nursing, the term scope of practice is regularly used, yet is often poorly defined both in Australia and internationally. This study explores the determinants of scope of practice from a national sample of Australian registered nurses using an online survey (Scope-QAu). This paper reports on two parts of a large cross-sectional survey wherein 1231 registered nurses in Australia provided data on how they determined their scope of practice. Scope of practice in the Australian nursing context is influenced by a range of professional publications, guidelines and standards, as well as professional peers and one's own judgement...
September 14, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Irena Papadopoulos, Christina Koulouglioti, Sheila Ali
BACKGROUND: Robots are introduced in many health and social care settings. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the existing evidence related to the views of nurses and other health and social care workers about the use of assistive humanoid and animal-like robots. METHODS: Using the Joanna Briggs Institute guidelines we searched MEDLINE, PUBMED, CINHAL, EMBASE, PsycInfo, Web of Science, and IEEE Xplore digital library. Nineteen (19) articles met the criteria for inclusion...
September 10, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Funa Yang, Li Wei, Xia Huo, Ya Ding, Xiufang Zhou, Dongying Liu
BACKGROUND: Early enteral nutrition (EEN) after surgery had been reported to decrease morbidity and mortality. However, no meta-analysis performed on nutrition status and recovery after surgery to Colorectal cancer (CRC). AIM: We aimed to estimate effect of EEN for postoperative CRC. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for randomized controlled trials published prior to September 2017. Papers comparing EEN after surgery to traditional nutritional regimen in CRC patients were selected...
September 3, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Martin Christensen, Anthony Welch, Jennie Barr
BACKGROUND: The reasons men come into nursing is because of career stability, career progression and financial security. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the lived-experience of a group of male nursing students as to the attraction of nursing as a career choice. METHOD: A descriptive phenomenological approach using Colaizzi's seven step data analysis within the phenomenological empirical framework was used. FINDINGS: The central theme developed from the transcripts was Nursing is for Men...
August 27, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Lynette Bowen, Ashley Kable, Diana Keatinge
BACKGROUND: Registered nurses in a rural context are expected to support undergraduate students during clinical placement, however, they may experience challenges that are unique to the rural context. AIM: To describe the registered nurses' experience of mentoring undergraduate nursing students on clinical placements in a rural context. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive study. METHOD: Data were collected from nine participants at two rural hospitals in Australia...
August 27, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Lina Nilsson, Cecilia Fagerström
BACKGROUND: This study focuses on a decision support system (DSS) for home healthcare and the implementation of it. AIM: To describe home healthcare nurses' experiences of the implementation and use of a new DSS, with a focus on how it influences decision making in everyday work practice. DESIGN: A qualitative research design. METHODS: Data was collected through three focus group interviews with six home healthcare nurses...
August 12, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Vinah L Anderson, Amy N B Johnston, Debbie Massey, Anita Bamford-Wade
BACKGROUND: Organisational culture is a critical part of a positive and productive working environment and often presents as an area of ongoing development. The MAGNET recognition program awards recognition to organisations that have positive organisational cultures that meet the standards and criteria. However, the broad impact of MAGNET on hospital culture outside of America remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we explore the impact of MAGNET designation on organisational culture within the nursing context...
August 9, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Carolyn Hayes, Tamara Power, Patricia M Davidson, John Daly, Debra Jackson
AIM: To describe undergraduate nursing students' situational awareness and understanding of effective liaison and collaboration within the nursing team during interrupted medication administration. BACKGROUND: Medication errors related to interruptions are a major problem in health care, impacting on patient morbidity and mortality and increasing the burden of related costs. Effective liaison, teamwork and situation awareness are requisite skills for nurses to facilitate the safe management of interruptions during medication administration...
August 9, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Rhonda Lynne Wilson
Nurses should be mindful that prescribing and administering digital therapies comes with patient safety responsibilities. Due diligence is required by nurses to ensure that they are prescribing and administering digital therapies to ensure they are safe practitioners in this new health field. Nurses without requisite digital literacy and critiquing skills should consider what actions they need to undertake to up-skill, if it is required, to maintain their safe practice standards [Wilson, 2017. E Mental Health...
August 9, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Fatma Başar, Nurdan Demirci
BACKGROUND: Nurses can play a critical role in the development of equalitarian perspectives of gender roles. AIMS: This study was conducted to determine the attitudes toward gender roles of Turkish nursing students' and to examine the factors affecting these attitudes. DESIGN: The study used a cross-sectional descriptive relational design. METHODS: The data were collected with "The Characteristics Form" and "Gender Roles Attitude Scale (GRAS)"...
August 1, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Lillian Hung, Andy Au-Yeung, Corrina Helmer, Alice Ip, Levi Elijah, Michael Wilkins-Ho, Habib Chaudhury
BACKGROUND: Staying in the hospital can be a very stressful experience for older people with dementia. A familiar face and reassuring voice of a family member or friend can offer a sense of safety and comfort. AIMS: To explore the feasibility and acceptability of using an iPad Simulated Presence Therapy intervention with hospitalized older people with dementia. DESIGN: We used a mixed-method design, incorporated video-ethnographic methods, video-recorded observations, and staff interviews...
August 1, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Tiina Yli-Uotila, Marja Kaunonen, Liisa Pylkkänen, Tarja Suominen
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients may need to seek support from electronic sources because their needs are not fulfilled in the hospital settings. OBJECTIVES: The explore cancer patients' perception of social support in non-profit electronic counselling services. DESIGN: A qualitative descriptive cross-sectional design. METHODS: The data were collected from adult cancer patients who had utilized non-profit electronic counselling services...
July 24, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Ayse Berivan Bakan, Senay Karadag Arli, Ela Varol
OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to identify nursing students' attitudes toward older people. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted with 166 nursing department students enrolled in a four-year undergraduate programme in a university located in Eastern Turkey. The participants were chosen using convenience sampling method, and data were collected through the Descriptive Characteristics Form and Turkish version of Kogan's Attitudes toward Older People Scale (KAOPS)...
July 21, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Ha Hoang, Tony Barnett, Greer Maine, Leonard Crocombe
BACKGROUND: The The Better Oral Health in Residential Care (BOHRC) Training was rolled out to Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) across Australia in 2010. AIM: To examine aged care staff's views on the implementation of the BOHRC Training at their facilities; challenges that they faced in the provision of oral health care to residents and their training needs. METHODS: A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews was conducted with 20 staff across Tasmania...
July 9, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Jennifer H Cramer, Judith Dianne Pugh, Susan Slatyer, Diane E Twigg, Melanie Robinson
BACKGROUND: Achieving increased participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia's health workforce, particularly nursing, is federal government policy imperative. However, the uptake of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students into nursing has stalled and their attrition from tertiary nursing courses is considerably higher than for other students. AIM: To alert the profession to issues impacting enrolled nursing education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students...
July 7, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
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