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Susan McInnes, Kath Peters, Andrew Bonney, Elizabeth Halcomb
Background Before beginning any research project, novice researchers must consider which methodological approach will best address their research questions. The paucity of literature describing a practical application of naturalistic inquiry adds to the difficulty they may experience. Aim To provide a practical example of how naturalistic inquiry was applied to a qualitative study exploring collaboration between registered nurses and general practitioners working in Australian general practice. Discussion Naturalistic inquiry is not without its critics and limitations...
January 23, 2017: Nurse Researcher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095838/communication-with-families-regarding-organ-and-tissue-donation-after-death-in-intensive-care-comfort-protocol-for-an-intervention-study
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Julie E Potter, Robert G Herkes, Lin Perry, Rosalind M Elliott, Anders Aneman, Jorge L Brieva, Elena Cavazzoni, Andrew T H Cheng, Michael J O'Leary, Ian M Seppelt, Val Gebski
BACKGROUND: Discussing deceased organ donation can be difficult not only for families but for health professionals who initiate and manage the conversations. It is well recognised that the methods of communication and communication skills of health professionals are key influences on decisions made by families regarding organ donation. METHODS: This multicentre study is being performed in nine intensive care units with follow-up conducted by the Organ and Tissue Donation Service in New South Wales (NSW) Australia...
January 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095818/when-parents-won-t-vaccinate-their-children-a-qualitative-investigation-of-australian-primary-care-providers-experiences
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Nina J Berry, Alexandra Henry, Margie Danchin, Lyndal J Trevena, Harold W Willaby, Julie Leask
BACKGROUND: Increasingly, the experiences and perceptions of parents who decline vaccination are the subject of investigation. However, the experiences of clinicians who encounter these parents in the course of their work has received little academic attention to date. This study aimed to understand the challenges faced and strategies used when general practitioners and immunising nurses encounter parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. METHODS: Primary care providers were recruited from regions identified through the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) as having higher than national average rates of registered objection to childhood vaccination...
January 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093900/who-is-responsible-for-metabolic-screening-for-mental-health-clients-taking-antipsychotic-medications
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Tamara Ward, Dianne Wynaden, Karen Heslop
Metabolic syndrome is common in mental health consumer populations, and is linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. Metabolic screening is a way of recognising consumers who are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome but internationally screening rates remain low. A retrospective audit was completed at one Australian public mental health service on the case files of 100 randomly selected consumers to determine nurses level of compliance with metabolic screening policies over a 12 month period...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092492/self-care-in-palliative-care-nursing-and-medical-professionals-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Jason Mills, Timothy Wand, Jennifer A Fraser
BACKGROUND: Self-care is an important consideration for palliative care professionals. To date, few details have been recorded about the nature or uptake of self-care practices in the palliative care workforce. As part of a broader mixed methods study, this article reports findings from a national survey of nurses and doctors. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine perceptions, education, and practices relating to self-care among palliative care nursing and medical professionals...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088203/a-3-arm-randomised-controlled-trial-of-communicating-healthy-beginnings-advice-by-telephone-chat-to-mothers-with-infants-to-prevent-childhood-obesity
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Li Ming Wen, Chris Rissel, Louise A Baur, Alison J Hayes, Huilan Xu, Anna Whelan, Myna Hua, Miranda Shaw, Philayrath Phongsavan
BACKGROUND: With an increasing prevalence of obesity in young children globally, there is an urgent need for the development of effective early interventions. A previous Healthy Beginnings Trial using a nurse-led home visiting program has demonstrated that providing mothers with evidence-based advice can improve maternal practice regarding obesity prevention, and can reduce Body Mass Index (BMI) in the first few years of life. However, the costs for scale-up of home visiting limit its population reach...
January 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087558/cross-national-comparison-of-medication-use-in-australian-and-dutch-nursing-homes
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Katja Taxis, Sjoerd Kochen, Hans Wouters, Froukje Boersma, Maring Jan Gerard, Hans Mulder, Jugoslav Pavlovic, Gerard Stevens, McLachlan Andrew, Lisa G Pont
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086869/evaluation-of-an-aged-care-nurse-practitioner-service-quality-of-care-within-a-residential-aged-care-facility-hospital-avoidance-service
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Trudy Dwyer, Alison Craswell, Dolene Rossi, Darren Holzberger
BACKGROUND: Reducing avoidable hospitialisation of aged care facility (ACF) residents can improve the resident experience and their health outcomes. Consequently many variations of hospital avoidance (HA) programs continue to evolve. Nurse practitioners (NP) with expertise in aged care have the potential to make a unique contribution to hospital avoidance programs. However, little attention has been dedicated to service evaluation of this model and the quality of care provided. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of an aged care NP model of care situated within a HA service in a regional area of Australia...
January 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072939/evaluating-team-based-inter-professional-advanced-life-support-training-in-intensive-care-a-prospective-observational-study
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D J Brewster, J A Barrett, E Gherardin, J A O'Neill, D Sage, G Hanlon
Recent focus on national standards within Australian hospitals has prompted a focus on the training of our staff in advanced life support (ALS). Research in critical care nursing has questioned the traditional annual certification of ALS competence as the best method of delivering this training. Simulation and team-based training may provide better ALS education to intensive care unit (ICU) staff. Our new inter-professional team-based advanced life support program involved ICU staff in a large private metropolitan ICU...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061873/prophylactic-melatonin-for-delirium-in-intensive-care-pro-medic-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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F Eduardo Martinez, Matthew Anstey, Andrew Ford, Brigit Roberts, Miranda Hardie, Robert Palmer, Lynn Choo, David Hillman, Michael Hensley, Erin Kelty, Kevin Murray, Bhajan Singh, Bradley Wibrow
BACKGROUND: Delirium is an acute state of brain dysfunction characterised by fluctuating inattention and cognitive disturbances, usually due to illness. It occurs commonly in the intensive care unit (ICU), and it is associated with greater morbidity and mortality. It is likely that disturbances of sleep and of the day-night cycle play a significant role. Melatonin is a naturally occurring, safe and cheap hormone that can be administered to improve sleep. The main aim of this trial will be to determine whether prophylactic melatonin administered to critically ill adults, when compared with placebo, decreases the rate of delirium...
January 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052445/acute-rheumatic-fever-and-exposure-to-poor-housing-conditions-in-new-zealand-a-descriptive-study
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Jane R Oliver, Nevil Pierse, Niki Stefanogiannis, Catherine Jackson, Michael G Baker
AIM: Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is an important public health problem in low- and middle-income countries and in certain populations in high-income countries. Indigenous Australians, and New Zealand Māori and Pacific people, have incidence rates among the highest in the world. We aimed to investigate ARF cases' housing conditions and sore throat treatment to identify opportunities for improving ARF prevention in New Zealand. METHODS: Recently diagnosed cases and their care givers were interviewed...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042933/teaching-peritoneal-dialysis-in-australia-an-opportunity-for-improvement
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N Boudville, Y Cho, K L Equinox, A E Figueiredo, C M Hawley, K Howard, D W Johnson, M Jose, A Lee, Mal Maley, J Maley, E M Pascoe, G Z Steiner, M Tomlins, D Voss, J Chow
INTRODUCTION: Up to a 10-fold difference in clinical outcomes between Australian peritoneal dialysis (PD) units exists. There is an international focus on the harmonisation of educational practices in PD to determine whether this may lead to improved patient outcomes. AIMS: Evaluate the current teaching practices of nurses and patients in Australian PD units. METHODS: An online survey with questions on nurse and patient training was made available to PD units in Australia...
January 2, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042009/so-you-want-to-conduct-a-randomised-trial-learnings-from-a-failed-feasibility-study-of-a-crisis-resource-management-prompt-during-simulated-paediatric-resuscitation
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Rachel Teis, Jyai Allen, Nigel Lee, Sue Kildea
BACKGROUND: No study has tested a Crisis Resource Management prompt on resuscitation performance. METHODS: We conducted a feasibility, unblinded, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial at one Australian paediatric hospital (June-September 2014). Eligible participants were any doctor, nurse, or nurse manager who would normally be involved in a Medical Emergency Team simulation. The unit of block randomisation was one of six scenarios (3 control:3 intervention) with or without a verbal prompt...
December 29, 2016: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039245/chewing-gum-for-the-treatment-of-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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J N Darvall, M Handscombe, K Leslie
BACKGROUND: A novel treatment, chewing gum, may be non-inferior to ondansetron in inhibiting postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in female patients after laparoscopic or breast surgery. In this pilot study, we tested the feasibility of a large randomized controlled trial. METHODS: We randomized 94 female patients undergoing laparoscopic or breast surgery to ondansetron 4 mg i.v. or chewing gum if PONV was experienced in the postanaesthesia care unit (PACU)...
January 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032385/multisource-feedback-to-graduate-nurses-a-multi-method-study
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Samantha McPhee, Nicole M Phillips, Cherene Ockerby, Alison M Hutchinson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1) to explore graduate nurses' perceptions of the influence of multisource feedback on their performance and 2) to explore perceptions of Clinical Nurse Educators involved in providing feedback regarding feasibility and benefit of the approach. BACKGROUND: Graduate Registered Nurses are expected to provide high quality care for patients in demanding and unpredictable clinical environments. Receiving feedback is essential to their development...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029741/envisaging-the-use-of-ebp-how-nurse-academics-facilitate-ebp-use-in-theory-and-practice-across-australian-undergraduate-programs
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Gulzar Malik, Lisa McKenna, Debra Griffiths
AIM: This paper is drawn from a grounded theory study that aimed to investigate processes undertaken by academics when integrating evidence-based practice (EBP) into undergraduate curricula. This paper focuses on how nurse academics facilitated students to apply EBP in theory and practice. BACKGROUND: Facilitating undergraduate nursing students to develop skills within an EBP framework is vital to achieving evidence-based care. Studies on EBP conducted globally suggests that there is a need to investigate approaches used by nurse academics in facilitating students' understanding and use of EBP during their nurse education...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011335/using-simulation-to-improve-the-capability-of-undergraduate-nursing-students-in-mental-health-care
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Elicia L Kunst, Marion Mitchell, Amy N B Johnston
INTRODUCTION: Mental health care is an increasing component of acute patient care and yet mental health care education can be limited in undergraduate nursing programs. The aim of this study was to establish if simulation learning can be an effective method of improving undergraduate nurses' capability in mental health care in an acute care environment. INTERVENTION: Undergraduate nursing students at an Australian university were exposed to several high-fidelity high-technology simulation activities that incorporated elements of acute emergency nursing practice and acute mental health intervention, scaffolded by theories of learning...
December 18, 2016: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008747/validation-of-an-instrument-to-measure-moral-distress-within-the-australian-residential-and-community-care-environments
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Adam Burston, Robert Eley, Deborah Parker, Anthony Tuckett
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to gain insight into the experience of moral distress within the aged care workforce. The objective of this study was to use and validate an existing instrument to measure moral distress within the aged care setting. BACKGROUND: Moral distress, a phenomenon associated with worker satisfaction and retention, is common within nursing. Instruments to measure moral distress exist; however, there are no validated instruments to measure moral distress within an aged care setting...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008234/the-australasian-hepatology-association-consensus-guidelines-for-the-provision-of-adherence-support-to-patients-with-hepatitis-c-on-direct-acting-antivirals
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Jacqueline A Richmond, Suzanne Sheppard-Law, Susan Mason, Sherryne L Warner
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus primarily spread through sharing of drug-injecting equipment. Approximately 150 million people worldwide and 230,000 Australians are living with chronic hepatitis C infection. In March 2016, the Australian government began subsidizing direct acting antivirals (DAAs) for the treatment of hepatitis C, which are highly effective (95% cure rate) and have few side effects. However, there is limited evidence to inform the provision of adherence support to people with hepatitis C on DAAs including the level of medication adherence required to achieve a cure...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000980/qualitative-study-of-peer-workers-within-the-partners-in-recovery-programme-in-regional-australia
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John Hurley, Andrew Cashin, Jem Mills, Marie Hutchinson, Desiree Kazlowski, Iain Graham
In Australia and internationally, Peer Workers are increasingly being incorporated into the mental health workforce. Underpinning this trend is the conviction that the inclusion of workers with lived experience in overcoming mental health challenges is central to transforming service delivery. Given there are few identified Australian studies into the experiences of Peer Workers, this paper reports findings from qualitative interviews conducted in a Partners In Recovery programme in one regional area in Australia...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
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