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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922452/impact-of-an-educational-intervention-for-district-nurses-about-preparedness-to-encounter-women-exposed-to-intimate-partner-violence
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Eva Sundborg, Lena Törnkvist, Per Wändell, Nouha Saleh-Stattin
AIM: To evaluate the impact of an educational intervention on the preparedness of district nurses at primary healthcare centres to encounter women exposed to intimate partner violence. METHODOLOGICAL DESIGN: An observational quasi-experimental study. Participants were divided into an intervention group (n = 117) and a control group (n = 204), both from the eastern part of Sweden. A group of nurses from across Sweden (the 'national group,' n = 217) was also recruited...
September 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922075/factors-associated-with-optimal-antenatal-care-use-in-northern-region-ghana
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Abdulai Abubakari, Faith Agbozo, Gilbert Abotisem Abiiro
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the factors associated with optimal use of antenatal care (ANC), that is, four or more times during pregnancy. METHODS: A facility-based cross-sectional survey was conducted between February and August 2014 among nursing mothers (n = 578) attending postnatal and child welfare clinics in three districts in Northern Ghana, representing urban, peri-urban and rural zones. The developed questionnaire aided the collection of information on maternal demographic characteristics, health status, household assets, and ANC attendance...
September 18, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919839/ground-up-top-down-a-mixed-method-action-research-study-aimed-at-normalising-research-in-practice-for-nurses-and-midwives
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Vicki Parker, Gena Lieschke, Michelle Giles
BACKGROUND: Improving health, patient and system outcomes through a practice-based research agenda requires infrastructural supports, leadership and capacity building approaches, at both the individual and organisational levels. Embedding research as normal nursing and midwifery practice requires a flexible approach that is responsive to the diverse clinical contexts within which care is delivered and the variable research skills and interest of clinicians. This paper reports the study protocol for research being undertaken in a Local Health District (LHD) in New South Wales (NSW) Australia...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919540/changes-in-nurses-knowledge-difficulties-and-self-reported-practices-toward-palliative-care-for-cancer-patients-in-japan-an-analysis-of-two-nationwide-representative-surveys-in-2008-and-2015
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Yoko Nakazawa, Masahi Kato, Mitsunori Miyashita, Tatsuya Morita, Yoshiyuki Kizawa
CONTEXT: The Cancer Control Act was passed in Japan in 2007, and various additional programs on palliative care have been implemented to improve quality of life and relieve pain and suffering in patients with cancer. However, how clinical settings have changed remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of the present study was to determine changes in nurses' palliative care knowledge, difficulties, and self-reported practices between 2008 and 2015. METHODS: This study was an analysis of two nationwide observational studies from 2008 and 2015...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912667/how-do-nurse-consultant-job-characteristics-impact-on-job-satisfaction-an-australian-quantitative-study
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Michelle Giles, Vicki Parker, Rebecca Mitchell, Jane Conway
BACKGROUND: There is a direct link between job satisfaction, nurses' job performance and improved patient outcomes. Understanding what job characteristics influence job satisfaction is vital if health organizations are to optimize individual employee satisfaction and performance. This is particularly necessary in the Nurse Consultant role, which is a multifaceted role that has evolved to meet the dynamic and changing needs of health services. This study aims to examine how job characteristics influence Nurse Consultant job satisfaction and identify differences across metropolitan and rural contexts...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912165/holistic-care-of-complicated-tuberculosis-in-healthcare-settings-with-limited-resources
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Trevor Duke, Sharon Kasa Tom, Harry Poka, Henry Welch
In recent years, most of the focus on improving the quality of paediatric care in low-income countries has been on improving primary care using the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, and improving triage and emergency treatment in hospitals aimed at reducing deaths in the first 24 hours. There has been little attention paid to improving the quality of care for children with chronic or complex diseases. Children with complicated forms of tuberculosis (TB), including central nervous system and chronic pulmonary TB, provide examples of acute and chronic multisystem paediatric illnesses that commonly present to district-level and second-level referral hospitals in low-income countries...
September 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910328/non-governmental-organization-facilitation-of-a-community-based-nutrition-and-health-program-effect-on-program-exposure-and-associated-infant-feeding-practices-in-rural-india
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Veena Singh, Saifuddin Ahmed, Michele L Dreyfuss, Usha Kiran, Deepika N Chaudhery, Vinod K Srivastava, Ramesh C Ahuja, Abdullah H Baqui, Gary L Darmstadt, Mathuram Santosham, Keith P West
BACKGROUND: Integrated nutrition and health programs seek to reduce undernutrition by educating child caregivers about infant feeding and care. Data on the quality of program implementation and consequent effects on infant feeding practices are limited. This study evaluated the effectiveness of enhancing a nutrition and health program on breastfeeding and complementary-feeding practices in rural India. METHODS: Utilizing a quasi-experimental design, one of the implementing districts of a Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) nutrition and health program was randomly selected for enhanced services and compared with a district receiving the Government of India's standard nutrition and health package alone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886257/prevalence-and-causes-of-visual-impairment-in-fundong-district-north-west-cameroon-results-of-a-population-based-survey
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Joseph Oye, Islay Mactaggart, Sarah Polack, Elena Schmidt, Violet Tamo, Marvice Okwen, Hannah Kuper
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence and causes of visual impairment in Fundong Health District, North West Cameroon. METHODS: A total of 51 clusters of 80 people (all ages) were sampled with probability proportionate to size and compact segment sampling. Visual acuity (VA) was measured with a tumbling "E" chart. An ophthalmic nurse examined people with VA<6/18 in either eye. The presence of hearing and physical impairments were assessed using clinical examination, and self-reported visual problems using the Washington Group Short Set...
September 8, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882162/factors-influencing-the-practice-of-exclusive-breastfeeding-among-nursing-mothers-in-a-peri-urban-district-of-ghana
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Kofi Akohene Mensah, Enoch Acheampong, Francis Owusu Anokye, Paul Okyere, Emmanuel Appiah-Brempong, Rose Odotei Adjei
BACKGROUND: Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is one of the optimal infant and young child feeding practices. Globally, <40% of infants under 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed. In Ghana, 63% of children <6 months are exclusively breastfed which is far less than the 100% recommended by the United Nation Children Emergency Fund. This study was carried out to find out the factors that influence the practice of exclusive breastfeeding in the district. METHODS: A cross-sectional quantitative study was conducted using structured questionnaires...
September 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878435/assessment-of-knowledge-about-snakebite-management-amongst-healthcare-providers-in-the-provincial-and-two-district-hospitals-in-savannakhet-province-lao-pdr
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Vongphoumy Inthanomchanh, Joshua A Reyer, Joerg Blessmen, Ketkesone Phrasisombath, Eiko Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Hamajima
Snakebite is a neglected condition and a common public health problem in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), with a high incidence of up to 1,105 cases per 100,000 persons per year. Snakebite patients with systemic envenoming do not receive effective treatment at local health facilities. Healthcare providers have only limited knowledge in assessing and providing the correct treatment for venomous snakebites. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 119 healthcare providers in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR, with respect to their socio-demographic characteristics, knowledge of snake identification, and management of snakebite...
August 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875806/district-nurse-s-dedicated-care-enabled-our-son-to-die-at-home
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Our son Stephen died from a brain tumour at the age of just 26.
September 6, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857263/psychosocial-behaviour-management-programme-for-home-dwelling-people-with-dementia-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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REVIEW
Miharu Nakanishi, Kaori Endo, Kayo Hirooka, Eva Granvik, Lennart Minthon, Katarina Nägga, Atsushi Nishida
Little is known about the effectiveness of a psychosocial behaviour management programme on home-dwelling people with dementia. We developed a Behaviour Analytics & Support Enhancement (BASE) programme for care managers and professional caregivers of home care services in Japan. We investigated the effects of BASE on challenging behaviour of home-dwelling people with dementia. METHODS: A cluster-randomized controlled trial was conducted with home care providers from 3 different districts in Tokyo...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854248/maternal-health-care-initiatives-causes-of-morbidities-and-mortalities-in-two-rural-districts-of-upper-west-region-ghana
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Joshua Sumankuuro, Judith Crockett, Shaoyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Maternal and neonatal morbidities and mortalities have received much attention over the years in sub-Saharan Africa; yet addressing them remains a profound challenge, no more so than in the nation of Ghana. This study focuses on finding explanations to the conditions which lead to maternal and neonatal morbidities and mortalities in rural Ghana, particularly the Upper West Region. METHOD: Mixed methods approach was adopted to investigate the medical and non-medical causes of maternal and neonatal morbidities and mortalities in two rural districts of the Upper West Region of Ghana...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853532/-notes-from-a-six-months-volunteer-mission-as-medical-staff-in-a-district-hospital-in-uganda
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Reut Harel, Eitan Miron, Ronen Stoff, Yahel Segal
In December 2014 my husband and I flew for a stay of six months in Uganda. We went there in order to volunteer in the district hospital of Kiboga, one of the most impoverished districts of this poverty stricken country. A district in which over 60% of the population lives off less than a dollar and twenty five cents a day, in which the average life expectancy is 46.7 years (9.1 years lower than the national average expectancy). Kiboga's district hospital serves the 300,000 residents of the district, of whom 20,000 live in the district capital, while the rest are mainly farmers and cattle keepers, scattered in small villages that have limited and weather-dependent access...
August 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846965/striving-for-balance-a-qualitative-study-to-explore-the-experiences-of-nurses-new-to-the-ambulance-service-in-sweden
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Anna Hörberg, Veronica Lindström, Susanne Kalén, Max Scheja, Veronica Vicente
New nurses and nurses new to a professional practice go through a transition where they adopt a new professional identity. This has been described as a challenging time where peer support and limited responsibility are considered necessary. Little is known about the experience of nurses being new to the ambulance service where support is limited and the nurse holds full responsibility of patient care. The aim of this study has therefore been to explore nurses' experiences during their first year of employment in the Swedish ambulance service...
August 19, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840608/a-practice-model-for-rural-district-nursing-success-in-end-of-life-advocacy-care
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Frances M Reed, Les Fitzgerald, Melanie R Bish
AIM: The development of a practice model for rural district nursing successful end-of-life advocacy care. BACKGROUND: Resources to help people live well in the end stages of life in rural areas can be limited and difficult to access. District nurse advocacy may promote end-of-life choice for people living at home in rural Australia. The lack of evidence available internationally to inform practice in this context was addressed by exploratory study. METHOD: A pragmatic mixed method study approved by the University Faculty Ethics Committee and conducted from March 2014 to August 2015 was used to explore the successful end-of-life advocacy of 98 rural Australian district nurses...
August 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839942/early-palliative-home-care-evaluation-of-an-interprofessional-educational-intervention-for-district-nurses-and-general-practitioners-about-nutritional-care
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Erika Berggren, Ann Ödlund Olin, Ylva Orrevall, Peter Strang, Sven-Erik Johansson, Lena Törnkvist
BACKGROUND: Teamwork is important in early palliative home care, and interprofessional education is required to achieve teamwork. It is thus crucial to ensure that interprofessional education works well for the members of all participating professions because levels of knowledge and educational needs may vary. AIM: To evaluate, by profession, the effectiveness of an interprofessional educational intervention for district nurses and general practitioners on three areas of nutritional care for patients in a palliative phase...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837437/nursing-students-and-service-learning-research-from-a-symbiotic-community-partnership-with-local-schools-and-special-olympics
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Thayer McGahee, Maureen Bravo, Lisa Simmons, Tom Reid
This research is an example of a service learning partnership between a prelicensure nursing program and local school district. Through this partnership, students participated in a thoughtfully organized project that met the needs of a community and promoted the humanizing of health care education. Nursing students, under the guidance of faculty, performed required physical examinations for Special Olympics athletes who represented a wide range of age, physical, social, and intellectual levels. Research findings indicated an increase in nursing students' affective and cognitive development after this activity...
August 24, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830528/non-physician-clinicians-in-rural-africa-lessons-from-the-medical-licentiate-programme-in-zambia
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Jakub Gajewski, Carol Mweemba, Mweene Cheelo, Tracey McCauley, John Kachimba, Eric Borgstein, Leon Bijlmakers, Ruairi Brugha
BACKGROUND: Most sub-Saharan African countries struggle to make safe surgery accessible to rural populations due to a shortage of qualified surgeons and the unlikelihood of retaining them in district hospitals. In 2002, Zambia introduced a new cadre of non-physician clinicians (NPCs), medical licentiates (MLs), trained initially to the level of a higher diploma and from 2013 up to a BSc degree. MLs have advanced clinical skills, including training in elective and emergency surgery, designed as a sustainable response to the surgical needs of rural populations...
August 22, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828878/determining-the-efficacy-of-national-strategies-aimed-at-addressing-the-challenges-facing-health-personnel-working-in-rural-areas-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
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Grace Mburu, Gavin George
BACKGROUND: Shortages of Human Resources for Health (HRH) in rural areas are often driven by poor working and living conditions, inadequate salaries and benefits, lack of training and career development opportunities amongst others. The South African government has adopted a human resource strategy for the health sector in 2011 aimed at addressing these challenges. AIM: This study reviews the challenges faced by health personnel against government strategies aimed at attracting and retaining health personnel in these underserved areas...
July 31, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
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