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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
Metin Dincer, Nazan Torun, Hurisah Aksakal
BACKGROUND: Palliative care patients often do not have decision-making capacity at the end of life so this patient group is vulnerable to violations of patient safety. AIM: To determine the attitudes of nurses in palliative care centres in Turkey towards the patient safety culture and to identify factors affecting these. METHOD: A descriptive, cross-sectional design using self-report questionnaires was used. RESULTS: The mean Patient Safety Culture Scale points of the whole group were 2...
July 2, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Caleb Ferguson, Louise Hickman, Rebecca Wright, Patricia M Davidson, Debra Jackson
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June 25, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Henrietta Trip, Kosta Tabakakis, Virginia Maskill, Sandra Richardson, Brian Dolan, Heather Josland, Lisa McKay, Anna Richardson, Lois Cowan, Becky Hickmott, Gail Houston
BACKGROUND: The effect of natural disasters internationally is linked to intensity and duration and the impact of these events for tertiary level professional students is not clearly understood. Following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand in 2010 (with aftershocks lasting 27 months) a number of tertiary nursing students experienced significant disruption to their studies. AIM: To compare the psychological health, resilience and the impact on learning for three cohorts of students engaged in tertiary nursing education during this time...
June 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Ting Zhang, Huiping Li, Annuo Liu, Huixue Wang, Yaqi Mei, Wanjun Dou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate resilience factors that helped Chinese breast cancer patients adapt to the trauma in the traditional Chinese cultural context. METHOD: Checklist-guided in-depth interviews were conducted on 15 Chinese breast cancer patients recruited from two affiliated teaching hospitals. All had adapted to the illness successfully. All interviews were guided by checklist-guided interview guidelines based on the social ecosystem theory...
June 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Joan Rosen Bloch, Sarah Cordivano, Marcia Gardner, Jennifer Barkin
OBJECTIVE: Guided by critical theory, this study illustrates the value of interpretative mapping to deconstruct bus travel to publicly funded prenatal care in a city marked by health and social inequities. METHODS: This mixed methods study used GIS maps based on 61,305 births to study the known barrier of transportation to prenatal care among urban mothers most at risk for preterm birth. RESULTS: Among 350 census tracts, 36 census tracts had preterm rates between 25 -36...
June 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Helen Holloway, Deborah Parker, Helen McCutcheon
Older people living in residential aged care often experience complex persistent pain because of the presence of multiple comorbidities and geriatric syndrome. Complex persistent pain is associated with physical, psychological and emotional burdens. All of these factors can result in existential suffering. Current pain management in aged care is targeted at passive strategies. More consideration needs to be given to how assessment and management of pain in this population can be improved, using a biopsychosocial model, to decrease unnecessary suffering...
April 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Li Fang, Li-Ping Hsiao, Shu-Hui Fang, Bao-Chen Chen
BACKGROUND: Nurses with obesity will lead to health problems as well as their high turnover rate and low retention rate. OBJECTIVES: This study explored the associations with female nurses' work stress, social support and overweight/obesity, and tried to find the predictors of the female nurses' overweight/obesity. METHODS: The study applied a cross-sectional and correlational design. FINDINGS: The results of this study showed that "regular exercise frequency lower than or equal to 2 days a week", "rotating night shifts greater than or equal to 4 times a month", "nursing working hours higher than 44 hours a week", "high work stress", and "low social support" were the main predictors of "overweight/ obesity"...
April 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Vicki Forbes, Clare Harvey, Alannah Meyer
BACKGROUND: This paper draws on a 2015 study in New Zealand that examined perceptions of registered nurses (RNs) and general practitioners (GPs) regarding the role of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in long-term aged care facilities (LTACF). AIM: To explore the attitudes of RNs and GPs regarding the role of NPs in LTACFs. DESIGN: A descriptive, mixed methods design with a survey and invitation to interview was used. RNs and GPs who provided hospital-level care were invited to participate...
April 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Suzanne Sheppard-Law, Sharon Curtis, Jodie Bancroft, Wendy Smith, Ritin Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Transition from a registered nurse to a clinical nurse educator (CNE) poses several challenges. Providing professional development opportunities to ease the transition from a registered nurse to a CNE is considered critical to a successful career and to effectively teach. A self-directed educational program and mentoring (SEM) program was designed and implemented to support nurse's transition from a novice to a confident CNE. AIMS: The aim of this study was to explore novice CNE's experience of learning and being mentored...
April 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Yi-Ping Tseng, Lian-Hua Huang, Li-Ling Hsu, Tzu-Hsin Huang, Suh-Ing Hsieh, Shu-Fen Chi, Yen-Fang Chou
BACKGROUND: Many nursing home residents lack autonomous decision-making capacity and rely on family members to make do-not-resuscitate (DNR) decisions. Making DNR decisions can be difficult and complicated for surrogates. However, surrogates' psychological experience in making these decisions for older relatives is not well studied. AIM: To understand the surrogates' psychological experience of making DNR decisions for older relatives in a nursing home. METHODS: The study subjects of this qualitative study were family surrogates of older residents in a nursing home of Taiwan...
April 2018: Contemporary Nurse
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