Supporting adoption of the Palliative Approach Toolkit in residential aged care: an exemplar of organisational facilitation for sustainable quality improvement.
Conclusion This targeted intervention addressed barriers to adoption of a palliative approach, representing a flexible training model for building workforce capacity, promoting quality improvement and sustaining best practice in aged care settings. Impact statement: Palliative care provision in aged care is enabled by facilitation, adequate support for training, shared care-team expectations, and practice evaluation. PMID: 31535953 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Public Stigma toward Mental Illness and its Correlates among Patients Diagnosed with Schizophrenia.
Conclusions. This study identified the unique role of demographic and clinical variables in mental illness stigma among patients with schizophrenia. Nurses should consider these variables when implementing anti-stigma intervention programs. Impact Statement Both clinical and demographic variables are associated with perceived stigma toward mental illness among patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. PMID: 31535959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Health professionals' understanding of person-centred communication for risk prevention conversations: an exploratory study.
Conclusions: Person-centred communication was embedded in clinical practice; the 'patient voice' was considered central. Clinical risk was a priority. Education to improve communication was highlighted as a way to enhance person-centred communication. PMID: 31514630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Patients, caregivers and nurses' attitudes toward patients' participation in knee and hip joint replacement pain management: A Q-methodology study.
Conclusion: Each group of participants have significant knowledge deficit in pain management. Patients and caregivers were more likely to have a passive attitude and false cognition towards pain and analgesic drugs. Nurses often play a role as a supporter, however it is hard for them to understand their important role in facilitating patient involvement in their pain management. Impact statements: This is vital to develop education programs for nurses, caregivers and patients to help facilitate the role of the patient to actively engage and participate in pain management strategies. PMID: 31502504 [PubMed - as supplied...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

The effect of high- and low-fidelity simulators in learning heart and lung sounds by undergraduate nurses: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Mutlu B, Yılmaz OE, Dur S Abstract Aim: To determine the effects of high- and low-fidelity simulators on student nurses' learning of heart and lung sounds. Background: Simulation is an important part of nursing education because it helps to improve patient care and provides patient security. Method: The sample consisted of 3rd and 4th year students who studied at a nursing faculty in Istanbul between April and June 2017. In this randomized controlled experimental study, students were randomly divided into 2 groups, the high-fidelity simulator group (HFS group, n = 36), and the low-fidelity s...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Concepts of courage and resilience in nursing: A proposed conceptual model.
Conclusion: The proposed conceptual model shows that nurse educators play a crucial role in increasing resilience and courage in nursing students. Training nurses to be more resilient and courageous will help them to promote patient safety, handle the demands of the profession, and function as advocates for the discipline. Impact statement Nurse educators need to teach resilience and courage and use a conceptual model to instill these qualities in nursing students. PMID: 31469041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Acceptability and suitability of Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test for older people in the community.
CONCLUSION: Due to potential complex medical and diverse range of pharmacotherapies common among this age group, it is recommended that, if the tool is used, it be administered by health practitioners such as nurses. Impact Statement. People over 65 are not a homogenous group. Screening tools should capture differences in health, social circumstances and substances used. PMID: 31469048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Long-term patients in an ICU: How a new patient group emerges.
Authors: Minton C, Batten L, Huntington A PMID: 31462159 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - August 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Emotional intelligence: A qualitative study of student nurses' and midwives' theoretical and clinical experience.
Conclusion: The impact of emotions and subsequent behaviours on students' theoretical learning and clinical practice was significant. Students' often felt ill-prepared to portray emotional intelligence, particularly within the clinical environment. Explicitly fostering emotional intelligence in undergraduate nursing and midwifery curricula may better equip students to deal with the emotional complexities of both their theoretical learning and clinical practice. Impact statement: This study provided valuable insights into nursing and midwifery students' understanding and experiences of emotional intelligence. PMID: 3146...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - August 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Meeting the challenges posed by an escalating diabetes healthcare burden: a mixed methods study.
Conclusions: In seeking solutions to the challenges in caring for hospitalized patients with diabetes there is a need to work across the entire hospital workforce and to develop effective and efficient methods for ensuring appropriate skills and knowledge of diabetes management for staff across complex and rapidly changing hospital systems. Relevance to clinical practice: The introduction and implementation of innovative educational and organisational strategies are needed to assist in meeting the challenges posed by an escalating diabetes healthcare burden. The safety of patients with diabetes can be optimised with the ti...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - August 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Nurses' perceptions of the sustainability of a standardised assessment for preventing complications in a ICU: a qualitative study.
Discussion: Resistance to change was recognized as a barrier to adopting evidence based recommendations. There is a need to improve nurses' knowledge, attitude and awareness of the importance of assessment for VAP, CRBSI and PIs in the ICU. PMID: 31403398 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Influences on Indigenous and Pacific students' health career choices: A longitudinal cohort study.
Conclusions: The most important influence on secondary students' career decisions is family and friends. PI is more attractive to Māori and Pacific people, than other populations. PI has been found to broaden and confirm available career options for some students. Nursing is a popular career choice for secondary students. Impact statement: Family and friends have the most influence on Indigenous students' health career choices. PMID: 31340716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - July 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude and Practices among Nurses in a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Cross Sectional Survey.
Conclusion: Nurses' attitude towards oral health was positive yet their knowledge in specific aspects of care was inadequate. Their oral health practices and documentation needs improvement. Impact statement: This paper highlights strengths and weaknesses in the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of nurses in an Indian hospital setting. PMID: 31340719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - July 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Occupational stress and associated risk factors among nurses: A cross-sectional study.
Authors: Kakemam E, Raeissi P, Raoofi S, Soltani A, Sokhanvar M, Visentin D, Cleary M Abstract Background: Nursing can be demanding and stressful with occupational stress posing a serious threat to nurses and patient outcomes. Aims/Objectives: To determine the prevalence of nurses' occupational stress and its associated risk factors. Design: Cross-sectional survey design. Methods: Nurses in 115 tertiary-level hospitals in 13 provinces in Iran were surveyed from August 2016 - December 2017. Demographic information and occupational stress were assessed. 5422 distributed questionnaires were distributed with 2895 of re...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - July 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Exploring Cultural Safety with Nurse Academics. Research findings suggest time to "Step up".
CONCLUSIONS: Cultural safety professional development is a starting point for nurses to develop their skills in providing culturally safe care and an essential step towards shifting the institutional and professional culture of the nursing profession. Research findings are clear it is time for Nurse Academics to "Step up" to effectively embed cultural safety in undergraduate nursing curriculum. PMID: 31288623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - July 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Assessment and detection of depression in patients with coronary artery disease: validation of the Persian version of the PHQ-9.
CONCLUSION: The Persian PHQ-9 has acceptable psychometric properties to screen for and detect a current depressive episode in patients with CAD, with recommended cut-off score of ≥7. PMID: 31280682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Rise of the E-Nurse: The Power of Social Media in Nursing.
Authors: Ross P, Cross R Abstract The internet and social media have changed the way society communicates, requiring the nursing workforce to develop effective digital literacy skills and attain levels of e-professionalism. The internet provides a unique environment that both connects and disrupts with powerful and unpredictable consequences for healthcare. A networked nursing workforce can influence and create collaborative communities of practice that will develop and shape healthcare. Nurse education must engage with technology and social media to provide a future ready workforce capable of delivering future eHe...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Effect of SEGUE-based Communication Education on Nursing Simulation Practice: A quasi-experimental design.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of SEGUE ('set the stage,' 'elicit information,' 'give information,' 'understand the patient's perspective,' and 'end the encounter')-based communication education in nursing with a standardized patient. Design: A non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used. Methods: Ninety-eight nursing students who had attended simulation practice at a university participated. They were randomized into the control group (n = 41) and experimental group (n = 57). Communication competency and efficacy were measured via a self-report questionnaire and via ra...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Self-management of sick days in young people with type 1 diabetes enhanced by phone support: a qualitative study.
Conclusion: Enhancing self-efficacy and promoting confidence to seek help early during an acute health crisis enables young people to effectively self-manage and avoid hospitalisation. Impact statement: Utilization of phone support promotes self-efficacy in self-management of 'sick days' for young people with type 1 diabetes, which is likely to benefit other youth-focused healthcare services. PMID: 31271107 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - July 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Older Filipino immigrants' re-configuration of traditional filial expectations.
Conclusion: The reconfigured expectation was salient with participants' who identified 'not being a burden' to their adult children and the ardent desire to maintain positive family relationships. The findings of the study contend a newly formed culturally-oriented understanding of changing traditional views in older Filipinos Impact Statement: Nurses need to be aware of changes to our current understanding of filial piety when providing care to older Filipinos. PMID: 31271340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - July 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Intrinsic Motivation and Turnover Intention among Geriatric Nurses Employed in Nursing Homes: The Roles of Job Burnout and Pay Satisfaction.
Conclusions: The results strongly confirmed that intrinsic motivation, pay satisfaction and job burnout were strong predicators of turnover intention among geriatric nurses employed in nursing homes in China. It is necessary to promote intrinsic motivation and pay satisfaction, combined with decreasing job burnout, to lessen turnover intention among geriatric nurses employed in nursing homes. Impact Statement: Intrinsic motivation contributes to predicting turnover intention among geriatric nurses employed in nursing homes in China mediated by job burnout and pay satisfaction. PMID: 31272295 [PubMed - as supplied by pu...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - July 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Incivility behaviours exhibited by nursing students: Clinical educators' perspectives of challenging teaching and assessment events in clinical practice.
Conclusions: Incivility and unprofessionalism is commonly reported from clinical educators. It is recommended that students, faculty and clinical educators act proactively to prevent these behaviours. Faculty and clinical educators need focused training and support to prevent, reduce and manage incivility and unprofessionalism. A four-step student feedback process is recommended so that students are empowered to better self-regulate behaviours. Impact statement: The research informs strategies to reduce incivility and unprofessional behaviour in clinical education, ultimately impacting positively on health and safety in cl...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

The rapid response system: an integrative review.
Conclusion: Rapid response systems are complex interventions requiring consideration of contextual factors at micro, meso and macro levels. Appropriate resources, a skilled workforce and positive workplace culture are needed before effective uptake and utilisation of RRS can reach their full potential. Impact Statement: The RRS model is evolving and adapting to practice models. Considering contextual factors and patient, provider and health system elements are crucial for ensuring intervention fidelity. PMID: 31225768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - June 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Investigating the processes used to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of health education resources for adult Indigenous people: a literature review.
Conclusions: Limitations identified include barriers due to distance, time, and funding, and a need for cultural competency in mainstream health. PMID: 31210593 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - June 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

The effects of two different electrical stimulation methods on the pain intensity of the patients who had undergone abdominal surgery with a midline incision: Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
Conclusion: The research's findings reveal that the two electrical stimulation methods have similar effects on pain scores and analgesic consumption in patients undergoing abdominal surgery with a midline incision and that they can be used in nursing care for pain control after surgery. PMID: 31169066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - June 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Quality of Life in Patients with Multiple Myeloma.
This study confirmed psychological difficulties such as uncertainty, anxiety and depression affecting quality of life of MM patients receiving chemotherapy. PMID: 31124394 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - May 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Mothers' experiences while admitted to a residential parenting unit: a qualitative study.
Conclusions The value of a residential stay is clearly articulated by the mothers in the stories collected. These themes have affirmed that the residential units are parent-focused. Some mothers were surprised by the nurses' willingness to listen to their preferences about their child's care and to work with them adapting interventions to their cultural and home context. Impact Statement An inclusive, informal and supportive nursing approach was identified by the mothers as enabling and enhancing their ability to parent. PMID: 31020893 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - April 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Challenges to the provision of clinical education in nursing.
CONCLUSIONS: It is argued that different models for clinical learning are appropriate for different contexts and stages of student development. Nursing needs, however, to be fully cognisant of the importance of collaborative development underpinned by adequate funding and to be aware of the often invisible impacts of neoliberal policies and priorities on health and education. PMID: 30987540 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - April 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

The nurses' own views about the inter-shift handover process.
CONCLUSIONS: This study succeeds in highlighting the importance of organized, standardized and up-to-date handovers, and the fundamental part they play in the health care system. PMID: 30975066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - April 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Patients experience of fatigue in advanced heart failure.
CONCLUSION: As heart failure progresses fatigue influences patients' daily life and may negatively affect self-care abilities however patients strive to adapt to these limitations. Understanding the patient experience of fatigue and living with fatigue is important to optimize health management strategies. PMID: 30961451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - April 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Self-Reflection and Critical Thinking: The Influence of Professional Qualifications on Registered Nurses.
Authors: Chen FF, Chen SY, Pai HC Abstract BACKGROUND: Ensuring the delivery of quality care and patient safety requires that nurses improve their self-reflection and insight as well as their critical thinking. To understand the factors that influence self-reflection, insight, and critical thinking, more evidence-based research is needed. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether professional qualifications (i.e., age, years of job experience, and position on the clinical ladder) would affect self-reflection and critical thinking in the experienced registered nurses (RNs) group. METHODS: Thi...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - March 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Effect of Patient Characteristics on Medication Adherence among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Cross-sectional Survey.
Conclusions: The medication adherence among patients with DM in a public hospital in Selangor, Malaysia was low. A health intervention emphasising patient-centred care is warranted to improve DM patients' adherence to prescribed medication. Considering that Malaysia has a multi-ethnic population, the patients' ethnicity and their HbA1c levels need to be considered in the implementation of any intervention to improve medication adherence. Impact statement Medication adherence is influenced by individual patients' characteristics. To improve adherence to the medication regimen, nurses should consider patients' profiles. ...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - February 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

The environmental temperature of the residential care home: role in thermal comfort and mental health?
CONCLUSIONS: The attention of older residents to personal issues related to thermal comfort linked to physical and mental health emphasise the importance of concerns regarding mobility, nursing care and autonomy. For older age residents the interplay between thermal comfort and behaviour adaptation is influenced by nurses and their control of the residential environment. Impact statement: Nursing staff need to consider aged care residents personal preference in choosing thermal control measures, thereby enhancing autonomy and resident satisfaction. PMID: 30757957 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Factors influencing practices among ward nurses that support ongoing independent community living after discharge: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Nurses were most focused on educating patients and their families to help them to manage after discharge. Recognizing the importance of discharge planning, holding conferences with community care service providers, and experience in caring for a family member affected ward nursing practice supporting community living. Impact Statement: Our study results indicated that improved ward nursing practice can help nurses to focus on enabling ongoing independent community living. PMID: 30761938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

A Quasi-experimental Study Examining a Nurse-led Education Program to Improve Knowledge, Self-Care, and Reduce Readmission for Individuals with Heart Failure.
CONCLUSION: Findings suggest the importance of developing a patient education programs that are focused on improving knowledge and self-care behaviors for heart failure patients. Nurses are uniquely qualified to implement such programs that can improve health outcomes and need to accommodate evidence-based recommendations to global practice settings. Impact Statement: Nurse-led heart failure education can improve knowledge, self-care, and reduce readmissions for individuals with heart failure. PMID: 30632457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - January 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

A Cross-Sectional Survey of Relationships between Sexual Knowledge, Sexual Attitudes, and Reproductive Health Behaviour among Female University Students.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings indicate that it is necessary to consider sexual attitudes as well as sexual knowledge in promoting young women's reproductive health behaviour. The results may guide the development of sexual education programs for young women. Impact Statement: Sexual attitude is an important factor influencing relationship between sexual knowledge and reproductive health behavior among young female. PMID: 30513057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - December 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Evaluation of frailty status among older people living in urban communities by Edmonton Frail Scale in Wuhu, China: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: There are high percentage of frail older Chinese adults in urban area. The present study findings could provide better understanding of the factors associated with frailty status of this population. Early screening for frailty using a simple scale such as the Edmonton Frail Scale should be undertaken in health settings in China. Impact statement: Nurses should be encouraged to undertake early screening for frailty using the EFS in clinical practice in China. PMID: 30479179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

The new script of nursing: using social media and advances in communication - to create a contemporary image of nursing.
CONCLUSION: Social media, cellphones, and portable devices enable not just rapid but widespread communication and there is a compelling imperative to engage this media. The accessibility and affordability of social media is empowering and allows the voice of nurses to be heard. Impact Statement: Social media is an accessible, affordable and efficacious method to address misconceptions and inaccuracies of nursing as a profession. Nurses must adopt communication science and social media to profile the profession. PMID: 30474519 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - November 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Fathers' presence in the birth room - Implications for professional practice in the Caribbean.
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of expectant fathers in the delivery room could have a positive impact on the birth experience for mothers, fathers and health professionals in the Caribbean. Prospective fathers' involvement in birth could support the role of the health professionals, especially in contexts where there are staff shortages. Communication skills are an essential element of quality care and enhancing positive perceptions of health personnel, especially in critical emergency situations. However, depending on the context, it could place additional demands on the health team especially in emergencies. PMID: 3047016...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - November 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Effects of the self-management education program using the multi-method approach and multimedia on the quality of life of patients with chronic heart failure: A non-randomized controlled clinical trial.
Authors: Abbasi A, Najafi Ghezeljeh T, Ashghali Farahani M, Naderi N Abstract BACKGROUND: Self-management behaviors help patients deal issues related to the treatment process and lead to appropriate health outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of the self-management education program using the multi-method approach and multimedia on the quality of life among patients with chronic heart failure. METHODS: This non-randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 111 patients suffering from chronic heart failure. They were assigned into the multi-method approach (n = 36), multimedia (n...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - November 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Boosting efficacy of nurse-led stop smoking interventions with a quit and win contest: pilot study results.
CONCLUSIONS: While the exploratory study did not indicate the potential for triggering mass quitting, reduced dependency was suggested. The intervention attracted Māori and Pacific Island smokers and engaged first time quitters. Low cost, novelty activities could be used to refresh routine brief stop smoking interventions, and to motivate practice nurses to engage more smokers in quitting. PMID: 30382791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - November 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Coping self-efficacy of nursing undergraduates with problem-based curricula.
CONCLUSIONS: The coping self-efficacy of nursing undergraduates was moderate, making them better qualified to cope with a problem-based learning curriculum. To increase nursing undergraduates' coping self-efficacy, we should take measures to decrease nursing undergraduates' stress regarding problem-based learning curricula and give them more opportunities to obtain abundant periodicals through the internet. PMID: 30369293 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - October 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Digital therapeutics in the primary healthcare setting.
Authors: Bedbrook R, Byfield Z PMID: 30362396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - October 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Hospital in the home nurses' assessment decision making: an integrative review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: Nurses' education, experience, abilities, prior learning, beliefs, attitudes and values are key factors in the delivery of home-based nursing care, and strongly influence how assessments, clinical judgements and decisions are made. Impact Statement: An understanding of home based nurses' decisions and response to clinical deterioration is needed to inform Hospital in the Home nursing-specific curricula. PMID: 30319020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - October 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Inclusion of intimate partner violence-related content within undergraduate health care professional curriculum: mixed methods study of academics' attitudes and beliefs.
CONCLUSION: Though professional organisation and policy makers now advocate for the inclusion of IPV-related content in the undergraduate preparation of nurses and midwives, work remains to address gendered and resistant attitudes amongst academics. PMID: 30303044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - October 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Student nurses' perceptions of Facebook ™ as an interactive learning platform in nursing education.
CONCLUSION: This preliminary evaluation revealed that Facebook™ can be used as an instructional tool to support nursing education. PMID: 30296928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - October 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Global nursing as visualised on the internet: a netnographic analysis of the emerging global paradigm in nursing.
CONCLUSION: By paying attention to global nursing as it is presented in this study, it has been possible to provide valuable insights about colonial boundaries in the nursing discourse relating to globality. Based on these results, we stress that the nursing paradigm would benefit from a greater postcolonial awareness and some reflexivity connected with the global issues that nurses are facing. Impact statement: Global nursing is paradoxically visualised as something distant, connected to ideas of 'otherness', and of not belonging to the Western nursing community. PMID: 30235985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Sou...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

How registered nurses determine their scope of practice: a cross-sectional study.
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. Findings reveal that few demographic characteristics predicted the way nurses determined their own scope of practice. Nur...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Views of nurses and other health and social care workers on the use of assistive humanoid and animal-like robots in health and social care: a scoping review.
CONCLUSIONS: A limited number of studies have explored the views of health care workers about the use of robots. Considering the fast pace with which technology is advancing in the care field, it is critical to conduct more research in this area. Impact Statement: Robots will increasingly have a role to play in nursing, health and social care. The potential impact will be challenging for the healthcare workforce. It is therefore important for nurses and other health and social care workers to engage in discussion regarding the contribution of robots and their impact not only on nursing care but also on future rol...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Effects of early postoperative enteral nutrition versus usual care on serum albumin, prealbumin, transferrin, time to first flatus and postoperative hospital stay for patients with colorectal cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: EEN can improve nutritional status and promote intestinal function recovery for patients undergoing CRC surgery. PMID: 30176764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research