Psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory-10 in breast cancer patients.
Conclusions: The MFI-10 is a reliable and valid tool to measure fatigue in Chinese patients with breast cancer. PMID: 32567976 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - June 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Nurses as key advocates of self-care approaches to chronic disease management.
Authors: Alex J, Ramjan L, Salamonson Y, Ferguson C PMID: 32552496 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - June 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

The relation between nursing students' levels of self-efficacy and caring nurse-patient interaction: A descriptive study.
Authors: Eren H, Turkmen AS Abstract Background: Nursing is a process of interpersonal interaction. Nurses assume the autonomous and collaborative care of society without any discrimination based on age, gender, or the patient's state of illness. Objective: To determine the relationship between the self-efficacy levels and caring nurse-patient interactions of nursing students. Methods: The study was carried out with 198 students who agreed to participate. The data was collected by using personal information forms, the Caring Nurse-Patient Interaction Scale (CNPIS), and the Self-Efficacy-Sufficiency Scale (SES). Col...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - June 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Examination of the Psychological Changes in Nurses Due to Workload in an Intensive Care Unit: A Mixed Method Study.
CONCLUSION: The study findings demonstrate that psychological symptoms seen in intensive care nurses relate to a high workload. Improvements in the psychological and social aspects of the working environment can effectively reduce the rate of psychological problems experienced by nurses. Impact Statement: The results of this study can be used by hospital administrators to create a healthy work environment with a moderated workload and optimized shift schedules so that the mental well-being of nurses can be promoted. PMID: 32543344 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - June 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Influence of Headaches on Nurse Intentions to Leave the Profession and the Hospital: A Cross-sectional Survey.
This study was conducted in one medical center in Taiwan during February and March 2017. Inclusion criteria were full time registered nurses who have an age of 20 years old or above. Totally, 570 full-time registered nurses were surveyed. We used Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Service Survey to measure emotional exhaustion. Scales measuring other constructs came from the literature. Structural equation modeling was used for testing the hypotheses. Results: Nurse headaches were positively related to emotional exhaustion (path coefficient=.15, C.I.=[.11,.19], p=.001), which was positively related to the intention to leave t...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - June 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Defining compassion in a hospital setting: consensus on the characteristics that comprise compassion from researchers in the field.
Conclusions: Experts came to a consensus that compassion was a virtuous response involving awareness of and participation in the suffering of another conveyed through action intended to reduce the suffering observed. Experts placed less emphasis on compassion as sympathetic concern or pity. Compassion does not involve witnessing of the plight of another nor suffering with the patient. PMID: 32420794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - May 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Experiences of evidence-based practice mentors: A phenomenological study.
Conclusion: The EBP mentors play an important role as a guide and reduces barriers to the successful implementation of EBP. Before implementation an EBP initiative, systematic and educational programs that target the EBP mentors should be offered. A systematic approach to creating an institutional culture of EBP and focus on strategic planning for EBP are needed.Impact statementsThis study provides an understanding of EBP mentors' experiences that can contribute to the development of strategies and policies to facilitate EBP in nursing. PMID: 32270744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - April 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Impact of arm choice for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion on patients: a cross-sectional study.
Authors: Ying S, Liping Z, Zhulin G, Yanhong D, Liang G Abstract Background: Arm choice for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion is often determined by PICC nurses.Objectives: To explore the impact of arm choice (dominant or non-dominant) on the rate of catheter-related complications and degree of comfort in patients with PICCs.Design: A cross-sectional study.Methods: We used questionnaires and scales to collect 255 patients' general information, catheter-related complications and comfort degree. They were divided into two groups (PICC inserted in the dominant or non-dominant arm).Results: There ...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - April 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms and risk factors at the first year of postpartum women: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: The most frequent pelvic floor dysfunctions (PFD) after birth were perineal pain, constipation, flatus incontinence, dyspareunia and IU respectively. It was seen that the symptomatic PFD was very common in the postpartum period. The results of the study emphasized the importance of lifestyle changes, avoiding perineal trauma during childbirth, and effective pelvic floor exercises in preventing PFD in pregnancy and postpartum. IMPACT STATEMENT: Nurses should acknowledge the importance of PFD after birth and identify the problems early period. Our study emphasizes size of the problem and improvement for PFD. ...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - March 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Identifying reasoning skills for the selection of undergraduate nursing students: a focus group study.
Conclusion: The assessment of applicants' reasoning skills should focus on the information processing skills.Impact statement: This study identifies reasoning skills which should be considered in the assessment of nursing applicants. PMID: 32208811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - March 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Exploring unmet healthcare needs, healthcare access, and the use of Practitioner Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine in adults with Chronic Pain.
Authors: LaChance J, Booth R, Befus D Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a complex condition frequently encountered in nursing practice. Estimated to affect 21% of Canadian adults, chronic pain results in negative multidimensional effects on the individual and healthcare system. Increasingly, people with chronic pain are turning to Complementary and Alternative Medicine to manage their pain. Unmet healthcare needs can motivate Complementary and Alternative Medicine use, directly related to healthcare access. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between healthcare access, unmet...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - March 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

The Level of Recognition of the Symptoms of Violence against Women by Senior Year Nursing and Midwifery Students.
This study is conducted to identify nursing and midwifery students' ability to recognise symptoms of violence against women.Methods: This cross-sectional study included nursing and midwifery students attending the Ege University, School of Nursing, the Celal Bayar University, Health School of Higher Education and Health School of Izmir Atatürk (N = 557). The convenience sampling method was used. There were 114 students who declined to participate in this study as they did not want to answer questions about violence (n = 443).Results: It was determined that 94.6% of the students were knowled...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - March 10, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Development and validation of a therapeutic communication questionnaire for nursing students.
Conclusions: Considering the findings, the final 35-item questionnaire was a valid and reliable scale for the self-assessment of TC among nursing students. Furthermore, scholars can use this instrument to compare nursing students' TC before and after educational interventions.Impact statement: Nursing students' TC questionnaire is a suitable instrument for assessing nursing trainees' TC and enhancing their engagement in learning. PMID: 32131679 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - March 7, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Health screening and preventative health care in refugee women: a qualitative analysis.
Conclusions: There is an urgent need to develop innovative strategies to engage refugee migrant women in health screening by provision of culturally meaningful health information. This may improve health literacy, and consequently their health. The use of suggestions provided by refugee women by healthcare services underscore the role of consumer participation in health information design which may improve their attitude towards screening and preventative health care; and addressing gender-based health-seeking behaviours.Relevance to clinical practice: These findings provide information to assist policy makers and inform n...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - March 7, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Effects of Leisure-time Physical Activity Interventions on Frailty-related Characteristics of Frail Older Adults in Long-term Care: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions: LTPA interventions effectively improved the physical performance and body composition of frail older adults in LTCFs. Nevertheless, an optimal combination of intensity, duration and frequency is crucial. This review provides support for frail older adults in LTCFs to develop suitable and safe LTPA. PMID: 32124658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - March 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

The Art of Clinical Supervision Program: Its Impact on Nurses Attitudes Towards Nursing Students.
Conclusions: Health service managers are encouraged to evaluate their staffs' knowledge and attitude towards students with findings used to facilitate a positive learning culture. Research findings of the ACS resulted in the programme being contextualised to meet an interprofessional audience, and as of December 2019 over 3,500 nurses, midwives, allied health and medical practitioners had attended the programme.Impact Statement: The Art of Clinical SupervisionThe purpose of the research was to develop, implement and review a new education programme that could support the development of clinical supervision knowledge and at...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - March 3, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Are workplace-based assessment methods (DOPS and Mini-CEX) effective in nursing students' clinical skills? A single-blind randomized, parallel group, controlled trial.
Conclusions: Utilization of DOPS and Mini-CEX for evaluation of clinical skills in nursing students effectively enhance their learning ability. Implementing of such assessment methods lead to promoting clinical skills of nursing students which eventually help nurses to provide high quality, fundamental care for their patients.Impact statementThis study can give us instructions to make our nursing students be competent to take high quality care of patients. PMID: 32107975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - February 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Relationship between self-management behaviors and health-related quality of life among Chinese patients with coronary heart disease: A cross-sectional study.
Conclusion: Self-management behaviors and HrQoL of CHD patients in Chinese communities were inadequate. There is a positive correlation between self-management behaviors and HrQoL among CHD patients in Chinese community settings. Therefore, it is critical to improve self-management behaviors and HrQoL of CHD patients in Chinese communities.Impact statement: Self-management behaviors were found to positively influence on HrQoL among CHD patients in Chinese community settings. It is necessary to develop the nursing intervention on self-management behaviors to enhance the HrQoL of CHD patients in Chinese communities. PMID...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Cognitive behavior stress management during pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors: Li J, Shao D, Xu X, Zhang Y, Jiang Y, Hall J Abstract Background: Pregnancy is a normal physiological process, but a stressful life event. The impact of maternal psychological stress during the pregnancy could lead to adverse health outcomes for both mother and child. However, few studies have explored the effectiveness of stress management strategy among pregnant women.Objectives/Aims/Hypotheses: To examine the effectiveness of cognitive behavior stress management for pregnant women.Design: Randomized Controlled Trial.Methods: 100 pregnant women (at 6 to 8 week of their pregnancy) were selected from the a...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Effect of structured pre-simulation preparation and briefing on student's self-confidence, clinical judgment, and clinical decision-making in simulation.
Authors: Kim HK, Ryu S, Jang KS Abstract Background: The importance of preparation and briefing before simulation has been overlooked. A 'think-before-action' strategy is needed in simulation.Purpose: To determine the effect of structured preparation and briefing prior to simulation on nursing students' learning outcomes.Method: In the experimental group, structured pre-simulation preparation and briefing lasted for a total of 35 minutes before simulation. The control group were performed in a conventional manner. Subjects were 80 senior students in one university in Korea (40 students in each group). Data were ana...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - November 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Nurses need to step up to improve child and adolescent mental health globally.
Authors: Mcallister M PMID: 31617821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - October 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

An outcome-based educational intervention to improve nursing students' knowledge and competencies in oncology nursing: A randomized controlled trail.
Authors: Hsu LL, Ueng RS, Hsieh SI PMID: 31619124 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - October 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Evaluation of a professional development experience designed to equip school support staff with skills to facilitate youth mental health promotion.
CONCLUSION: By providing detailed description of the program's content and processes, other mental health professionals may be inspired to further develop engaging and effective learning experiences. PMID: 31621508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - October 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Misperceptions and stereotypes in nursing care for sexually transmitted infections and domestic violence: a qualitative exploratory study.
Conclusions: Nurses need to recognise the impact that nurse perceptions and stereotyping have on disclosures and provision of care for STIs, particularly in the context of DV. Consideration is also needed in relation to sexual and reproductive autonomy, the impact on disclosure and provision of care. PMID: 31594466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - October 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Role of Job Satisfaction and Work Environment on the Organizational Commitment of Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Conclusion The development of strategies for increasing job satisfaction among nurses and creating positive work environments may lead administrators to increase organizational commitment in helping to the problem of nursing shortage. Impact Statement: Nursing work environment and job satisfaction have been identified as the predictors of nurses' organizational commitment in the Turkish healthcare context. PMID: 31558109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

Physical Examination Competence as a Predictor of Diagnostic Reasoning among New Advanced Practice Nurse Students.
Conclusions: This study found that promoting physical examination competence can be an effective teaching strategy for enhancing the diagnostic reasoning of newly enrolled APN students, especially for students who have poor diagnostic reasoning performance. Impact Statement: A well-designed advanced health assessment course could improve the physical examinations and diagnostic reasoning skills of APN students, regardless of their educational and clinical backgrounds. PMID: 31544601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Contemporary Nurse)
Source: Contemporary Nurse - September 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

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