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Alyson Lamb, Ruth Martin-Misener, Denise Bryant-Lukosius, Margot Latimer
Aim: The aim of this study is to explore advanced practice nurses' perceptions of their leadership capabilities. Design: A qualitative descriptive methodology informed by a well-established leadership framework was used to explore advanced practice nurses' perceptions of their leadership. Methods: Purposive sampling of advanced practice nurses working in tertiary acute care facilities in Eastern Canada was employed. Data sources included face-to-face interviews and document analysis...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Michael Wombeogo
The above article in Nursing Open, published online on 29th January, 2018 in Wiley Online Library (, has been retracted by agreement between the journal Editor in Chief, Dr. Roger Watson and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The retraction has been agreed due to unattributed overlap with other published material. The Editor-in-Chief carried out an investigation and concluded that there was no intention to deceive by the author. REFERENCE Wombeogo, M. (2018). A cross-sectional qualitative analysis of the seeming split between nursing and midwifery professions in Ghana and the way forward...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Maxine Hough, Maggie Shepherd, Rohan Chauhan, Roy Powell, Jenny Childs
Aim: The aim of the study is to gain a better understanding about the complexities of discussing sexuality with patients. Design: The study will explore how nurses understand the phenomenon by using an Interpretive Phenomenological Approach; the technique encourages deep reflection and rich descriptions about lived experience. Methods: Six nurses will be interviewed using iterative, open-ended questions with prompts to illicit rich data. Predicted Results: Understand the support required to enable nurses to engage in deeper, more fulfilling conversations with patients about sexuality...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Bård Paulsen, Roar Johnsen, Hans Hadders
Aim: The aim of this study was to explore any differences between nurses working in nursing home and home-based care in their experiences regarding relatives' ability to accept the imminence of death and relatives' ability to reach agreement when deciding on behalf of patients unable to consent. Design: An electronic questionnaire-based cross-sectional study. Method: An electronically distributed survey to 884 nurses in long-term care in Norway in May 2014...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Ian Litchfield, Lisa Magill, Graham Flint
Aims: To explore staff perceptions of the processes and influences on maintaining patients' hydration on a busy neurosurgery ward. Background: Dehydration continues to be a major concern in the NHS where its avoidance is hindered by complications arising from clinical conditions, poor assessment and documentation of hydration and a lack of staff time to monitor fluid intake. Recent work has explored patient perceptions of hydration care but there has been little conducted recently that has explored those of staff...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Ann-Catrin Blomberg, Birgitta Bisholt, Lillemor Lindwall
Aim: To obtain an understanding of operating theatre nurses' experiences of responsibility for patient care and safety in perioperative practice. Design: A hermeneutic design were used. Method: Data were collected during 2012 from 15 operating theatre nurses who participated in individual interviews. The text was analyzed by hermeneutical text interpretation. Findings: The texts revealed two main themes: A formal external responsibility and personal ethical value...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Lena Danielsson, Marie-Louise Lundström, Inger K Holmström, Birgitta Kerstis
Aim: The aim of this study was to describe nurse anaesthetists' experiences of encountering and caring for children in connection to anaesthesia. Design: Qualitative design. Methods: Sixteen written narratives based on eight nurse anaesthetists' experiences of meeting children was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results: The overarching theme was: "anaesthetizing children is a complex caring situation, including interactions with the child and parents as well as ensuring patient safety, affected by the perioperative team and organizational prerequisites"...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Mao Zou, Yan Zhang, Fan Zhang, Ping Hu, Ruixue Bai, Wenjie Huang, Lu Lu, Abu S Abdullah, Jeff Jianfei Guo, Manoj Sharma, Cesar Reis, Yong Zhao
Aim: The aim of this study was to survey the ability of nursing students to obtain, appraise and understand health information and its influencing factors among undergraduate nursing students in a medical university in Chongqing, China. Design: A cross-sectional survey. Method: The sample was obtained using stratified sampling methods. We used the internationally validated Health Literacy Questionnaire. Six hundred and fifteen (76.88%) of 800 nursing students completed participated anonymous questionnaires that measured their ability to obtain, appraise and understand health information...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Abbas Al Mutair, Mohammed Al Mohaini, Ritin Fernandez, Lorna Moxham, Samuel Lapkin, Wilma Ten Ham-Baloyi
Aim: The aim of this study is to establish a valid and reliable culturally adapted instrument which can be used in the Arabian context to measure emotional well-being. Design: The Mental Health Inventory tool was used to investigate the emotional well-being of Saudi nursing students. The instrument was originally developed in English and in a western cultural setting. As such, there was a need to translate and validate the instrument in Arabic for use in the Arabian setting...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Javad Malekzadeh, Zahra Amouzeshi, Seyed Reza Mazlom
Aims: This study aims to determine the effect of teaching Orem's self-care model on nursing students' clinical performance and patient satisfaction. Design: The study was a quasi-experimental, non-randomized, two-group design with posttest. Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 66 nursing students were selected via convenience sampling method. The intervention group was trained based on Orem's self-care model and the control group based on the routine nursing process method...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Yasuko Ogata, Miki Sasaki, Yoshie Yumoto, Yuki Yonekura, Midori Nagano, Katsuya Kanda
Aims: The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PES-NWI) for hospital nurses in Japan. Design: A cross-sectional mail survey. Methods: Participants in this study were 1,219 full-time ward nurses from 27 hospitals in Japan, using 31 items of the Japanese version of the PES-NWI questionnaire, from December 2008-March 2009. Construct validity, criterion-related validity and internal consistency of the PES-NWI were tested...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Keiko Hirokawa, Shizue Suzuki
Aims: To develop an adjustment ability scale for outpatients with cancer and to investigate its reliability and validity. Design: Quantitative study. Methods: A proposed adjustment ability scale was prepared based on scale development guidelines. Its reliability and validity were statistically analysed using data obtained from 369 patients. Results: Six factors were extracted from the factor analysis. Cronbach's α coefficient was 0...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Anja Backlund, Olga Holmbeck, Christine Kumlien, Malin Axelsson
Aim: The aim was to explore planned nursing interventions and evaluations of such interventions, in older people at risk for malnutrition living in municipal residential care homes. Designs: A registry study. Methods: The study was conducted using data from the Swedish national quality registry Senior Alert. Data on all persons assessed and registered in Senior Alert living in municipal residential care homes in a mid-sized town between January and December 2014 were subjected to statistical analysis...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Freda Lennartsson, Per Nordin, Beth Maina Ahlberg
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess what knowledge on non-synostotic plagiocephaly prevention and reversal intervention and control group nurses imparted to parents and parents integrated in infant care. Design: A group of nurses participated in a continuing education on non-synostotic plagiocephaly in one-to-one or small group sessions at their workplace and received guidelines to follow. An evaluation was conducted with 35 intervention group and 15 control group nurses by asking them two open-ended questions 1 year later; 181 intervention group and 90 control group parents were also asked two open-ended questions and to rate their infant's head shape...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Ingrid Tjoflåt, Theodotha John Melissa, Estomih Mduma, Britt S Hansen, Bjørg Karlsen, Eldar Søreide
Aim: To describe the experiences of Tanzanian nurses, how they perceive their role as a professional nurse and their experience with nursing care in a general hospital. Design: This study is explorative, descriptive and qualitative. Methods: The data were collected in 2015 by means of 10 semi-structured interviews and was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results: The data analysis revealed two themes with corresponding sub-themes related to Tanzanian nurses' perception with their professional role and experiences with nursing care: (1) Feeling professional pride; (2) Experiencing limitations and inadequacy...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Wais M Qarani, Rafat Jan, Khwaja M I Saeed, Laila Khymani
Aim: To explore the educational profile of nursing managers and head nurses at public hospitals in Kabul, Afghanistan. Design: A descriptive cross-sectional study design was employed. Method: A self-administered pre-tested questionnaire was used to recruit 86 nursing managers and head nurses from 17 public hospitals in Kabul. SPSS version 19 was used to analyze and report the data through descriptive statistics. Results: It was found that, none of the participant was prepared with higher education in nursing; rather they had only diploma in nursing; and 84...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Célia Pereira Caldas, Carina Berterö
Aim: The aim of this study is to develop a comprehensive definition of facticity, applicable to dementia nursing. Methods: Walker and Avant's Concept Analysis was used to analyse facticity. Published literature found in PubMed, CINAHL, PsycInfo, and Scopus using the search term facticity and nursing, as well as books and dictionaries and empirical data was used to clarify the concept. Results: Facticity in nursing dementia care is being in reality taking on responsibility to truth...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Tuuli Turja, Lina Van Aerschot, Tuomo Särkikoski, Atte Oksanen
Aim: To answer the question: 'How prepared healthcare professionals are to take robots as their assistants in terms of experience and acceptance?' Background: The ageing population, increasing care needs and shortage of healthcare professionals pose major challenges in Western societies. Special service robots designed for care tasks have been introduced as one solution to these problems. Design: A correlative design. Methods: Eurobarometer data ( N  =   969) and survey data of nurses and other healthcare professionals ( N  = 3800) were used to assess the relationship between robot acceptance and experiences with robots while controlling for the respondents' age, gender, occupational status and managerial experience...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Tanja Gustafsson, Lena Nordeman
Aim: The aim was to describe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease nurses' experiences of caring for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary health care. Design: Descriptive qualitative research. Methods: Ten asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease specialized nurses were interviewed. Systematic Text Condensation by Malterud was used to analyse the data. Results: Two main categories were found: the patient-nurse relationship and available resources...
July 2018: Nursing Open
Mehdi Jafari, Arefeh Pourtaleb, Rahim Khodayari-Zarnaq
Aim: This study aimed to explore the social capital impact on clinical risk management from nurses' viewpoints. Design: This was a cross-sectional and analytical study conduct in six public educational hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). Method: Questionnaires were used as the data collection tool. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, parametric and non-parametric tests by SPSS 16 at a significance level of 0...
July 2018: Nursing Open
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