Role of nurses in improving patient safety: Evidence from surgical complications in 21 countries
ConclusionsA higher proportion of nurses is associated with higher patient safety resulting from lower surgical complications and adverse clinical outcomes in OECD countries. Hence, we alert policy makers about the risk of underestimating the impact of nurses on improving patient safety as well as the quality of health care services in OECD countries. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Nurses’ lived experiences of professional autonomy
ConclusionDue to the intense interaction between nurses and patients, a better quality of care will be achieved if the professional autonomy of nurses is ensured. Healthcare authorities and hospital managers should provide the framework and permit the nurses to practically exercise full independence in the workplace. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Myocardial infarction patient learning needs: Comparison of patient, family member and nurse perceptions
ConclusionPatients, family members, and nurses have different perceptions regarding the learning needs of patients with myocardial infarction. To create adequate intervention to meet patient's learning needs, there should be an accurate assessment. The results of this study support the importance of patient-centered, individualized education and attention to learning priorities. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The effect of goal setting in asthma self-management education: A systematic review
ConclusionThis systematic review highlighted the potential of a goal setting technique in the asthma self-management education. However, due to the limitations of the quality and quantity of the included literature, more rigorous studies are needed. In the future, better effective study protocol combining with goal setting approach and other behavior technique is needed to further investigate. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: 10 April 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Contents
Publication date: 10 April 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The effect of goal setting in asthma self-management education: A systematic review
ConclusionThis systematic review highlighted the potential of a goal setting technique in the asthma self-management education. However, due to the limitations of the quality and quantity of the included literature, more rigorous studies are needed. In the future, better effective study protocol combining with goal setting approach and other behavior technique is needed to further investigate. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Physical restraint in mental health nursing: A concept analysis
This study defined the characteristics of physical restraint in mental health nursing. The proposed concept analysis provided theoretical foundation for future studies. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Roles of mutual help of local community networks in community health activities: Improvement for the quality of life of older people in Thailand
ConclusionThe findings are important features for the community development. These themes should be recommended for community nurses, health related groups and organizations for the improvement of QOL of older people in the community. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Special issue on nursing workforce and work environment
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Hong Li (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Special issue on maternal and child health care(MCHC): Cesarean section and adverse outcomes
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Ri-hua Xie (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of the Chinese version of spiritual needs questionnaire with 27 items (SpNQ-Ch-27) in cancer patients
ConclusionSpNQ-Ch-27 is applicable for Chinese cancer patients with better validity and higher internal consistency, and it can be used as a tool to assess the spiritual needs of cancer patients. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Adolescent mothers' experiences of the transition to motherhood: An integrative review
Publication date: Available online 25 March 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Erfina Erfina, Widyawati Widyawati, Lisa McKenna, Sonia Reisenhofer, Djauhar IsmailAbstractA woman experiences heightened vulnerability and faces tremendous challenges when transitioning to motherhood. This is exacerbated for young mothers and studies have shown that adolescent mothers experience an increased burden of responsibility during the transition to motherhood. Recent research addressing the experiences of adolescent mothers has increased. However, the current literature on this topic is still fragmented. Th...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Health personnel's experience with resident-centered care in nursing homes in Korea: A qualitative study
ConclusionsResults corroborate that health personnel regard resident-centered care as a desirable nursing paradigm. However, facility- or task-centered care is the most effective in hectic situations. A standardized protocol on the application of resident-centered care based on the facility-tailored specification is unavailable. Therefore, health personnel's perception and practice of resident-centered care can differ. Efficient nursing intervention programs should be developed after clarifying facility culture. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Theoretical framework construction on care complexity in Chinese hospitals: A grounded theory study
ConclusionsThis study defines care complexity on the basis of its factors. Care complexity refers to the difficulty of nursing tasks during patient care plan implementation, which are affected by patients, nurses, and other factors in nursing and multisectoral, multidisciplinary cooperation. The framework can be beneficial for nursing education and for the improvement of the quality and efficiency of clinical nursing practice. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Special Issue on Maternal and Child Health Care(MCHC):Cesarean section and adverse outcomes
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Ri-hua Xie (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Health practitioner practices and their influence on nutritional intake of hospitalised patients
ConclusionsWe have identified many complex and interrelated barriers which preclude adequate dietary intake in acute medical patients. These predominantly reflect issues inherent in the hospital culture and environment. Multi-faceted and sustainable interventions that support a facilitating nutrition culture and multidisciplinary collaboration, inclusive of patients and families, are needed to address these underlying barriers. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Sources and symptoms of stress among nurses in the first Chinese anti-Ebola medical team during the Sierra Leone aid mission: A qualitative study
ConclusionTargeted measures, proper responses and good community support can effectively lower stress among nurses on anti-Ebola missions. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Coping strategies of family caregivers of patients with schizophrenia in Iran: A cross-sectional survey
This study aimed to identify coping strategies used by family caregivers of patients with schizophrenia and their determinants.MethodsThis was a descriptive correlational study. Participants were 225 family caregivers of patients with schizophrenia who were referred to the psychiatric clinic at one large teaching referral hospital in Iran. They were selected through purposive sampling method. Data collection tools were demographic and clinical data form, the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) and the Family Coping Questionnaire (FCQ).ResultsThe score of caregiver burden was 65.14 ± 9.17. Of 225 family caregivers, 23.1...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The application of big data and the development of nursing science: A discussion paper
Publication date: Available online 7 March 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Ruifang Zhu, Shifan Han, Yanbing Su, Chichen Zhang, Qi Yu, Zhiguang DuanAbstractBased on the concept and research status of big data, we analyze and examine the importance of constructing the knowledge system of nursing science for the development of the nursing discipline in the context of big data and propose that it is necessary to establish big data centers for nursing science to share resources, unify language standards, improve professional nursing databases, and establish a knowledge system structure. (Source: ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Are mindfulness and self-efficacy related to presenteeism among primary medical staff: A cross-sectional study
Publication date: Available online 7 March 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Nan Tang, Lin Han, Purui Yang, Yanhui Zhao, Hongchen ZhangAbstractObjectivesIn ensuring public welfare with primary medical and health services, the primary medical staff faces new tasks. Increasing workload, and therefore degrees of stress and burnout, can influence job satisfaction and lead to presenteeism, which is defined as the appearance to be on the job but not actually working. The purpose of this study is to investigate the current working situation and the relationship between presenteeism and mindfulness of...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Undergraduate nursing students’ knowledge of aging, attitudes toward and perceptions of working with older adults in Kathmandu Nepal
ConclusionsUndergraduate nursing students in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal displayed a relatively low level of knowledge, but a positive attitude towards older adults, and a positive perception of working with older adults. Observed differences in knowledge, attitude, and perception scores between students in BSN and BN programs needs further investigation; closing this gap may be important for bolstering undergraduate gerontological preparation in Nepal. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The effectiveness of shared clinical teaching in nursing
ConclusionThe results indicated students preferred the shared clinical teaching model with two faculty over the single faculty model. Nursing programs can utilize this model and apply these results to develop and maintain quality clinical teaching. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Nurses’ experiences with health care in pain clinics: A qualitative study
ConclusionsThe needs for multifaceted and integrated treatments in chronic pain management were obvious, although this approach appeared to be too demanding of resources and time. Stronger cooperation between pain clinics in specialist care and health care providers in primary care to ensure better patient flow and treatment is required. Emphasis is placed on coherent theoretical approaches to pain management within the team in the pain clinics to ensure whole person care. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Call for papers on nursing workforce and work environment
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Hong Li (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

An iterative approach to enhance the clinical learning experience in Macao nursing education
Conclusionshaving implemented iterative approach to address factors that led to stressful environments encountered by the nursing students, the overall stress score and each sub-dimension score decreased significantly. Therefore, it is recommended that this approach could be adopted by other colleagues in the nursing arena around the world. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Special focus issue on improving patient safety
Publication date: 10 January 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 1Author(s): Huaping Liu (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: 10 January 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Contents
Publication date: 10 January 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

New era, new opportunities, new journey
Publication date: 10 January 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Concentrating on development -- opening up a new chapter
Publication date: 10 January 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Thanks to Reviewers
Publication date: 10 January 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Nurses' families’ experiences of involvement in nursing errors: A qualitative study
ConclusionConsidering the effects of nursing errors on the families of nurses involved in the error, such as disruption of family functioning, the family of nurses involved in the error should also be considered and paid attention to. These families are abandoned and the need to promote the culture of supporting the family is tangible. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Special Focus Issue on Oncology Nursing
Publication date: Available online 4 January 2019Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Xiaomei Li, Qian Guo (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Nursing students’ knowledge, willingness, and attitudes toward the first aid behavior as bystanders in traffic accident trauma: A cross-sectional survey
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Li Pei, Fangfang liang, Shiquan Sun, Hongwu Wang, Haoying DouAbstractObjectivesThe purpose of the study was to investigate the nursing students’ levels of the knowledge, willingness, and attitudes toward first aid behavior as bystanders in road traffic accident and the related factors.MethodsA total of 475 nursing students were recruited by convenience choosing in Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The nursing students’ self-efficacy, core self-evaluation, knowledge, willingness and at...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Evidence-based practice for nursing profession: Barriers and teaching strategies solutions
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Alexius Andiwatir, Yasinta Betan (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The process of life adjustment in patients at onset of glioma who are receiving continuous oral anticancer drug: A qualitative descriptive study
ConclusionThe process of life adjustment in patients with malignant gliomas involved identifying a way of living despite limited lifespan. To ensure appropriate nursing care for patients at the onset of glioma, it is important to help them establish coping methods in accordance with their abilities. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

“I can fight it!”: A qualitative study of resilience in people with inflammatory bowel disease
ConclusionsThe resilience framework for patients with IBD can effectively characterize the resilience experience of patients during the disease and assist healthcare professionals to understand how patients recover from the disease. More quantitative studies are needed to further explore the influencing factors of resilience and improve resilience in patient with inflammatory Bowel Disease. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Abusive supervision and turnover intention: Mediating effects of psychological empowerment of nurses
This study aims to determine the mediating effects of psychological empowerment on abusive supervision and turnover intention as perceived by nurses to provide information to change the status of nurse turnover.MethodsA cross-sectional survey (a questionnaire examining perceptions of abusive supervision, measurement of psychological empowerment, and questionnaire for turnover intention) was used to collect data. A total of 1127 clinical nurses, who were recruited through convenience sampling, participated in the survey.ResultsNurses’ average perceived abusive supervision, psychological empowerment, and turnover inten...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effects of weight-lifting or resistance exercise on breast cancer-related lymphedema: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Ausanee Wanchai, Jane M. ArmerAbstractThe purpose of this systematic review was to identify the effects of weight-lifting or resistance exercise on breast cancer-related lymphedema. Published articles written in English were retrieved from electronic databases, including ScienceDirect, PubMed, Scopus, and CINAHL databases. Hand-searches for unpublished papers were also completed. Content analysis was used to examine articles that met the inclusion criteria. Among 525 searched papers, 15 papers met the inclusion cr...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Special focus issue on nursing informatics: Challenges of utilizing electronic health records
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Shuhong Luo (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Adaptation of the Turkish version of nurses' Self Concept Questionnaire
ConclusionsAccording to results, this Nurses' Self-Concept Questionnaire is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing nurses' and nursing students’ self-concept in Turkey. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Peripherally inserted central catheters in critically ill patients – Complications and its prevention: A review
Publication date: Available online 21 December 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Sona Duwadi, Qinghua Zhao, Birendra Singh BudalAbstractPeripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is extensively used in critical care settings, because it plays a vital role in providing safe central venous entry. However, PICC is associated with several complications, which should be detected to shorten the duration of patients’ improvement, reduce health care cost, and lessen the incidence of various PICC-related complications. Therefore, this study aimed to outline current literature on PICC procedure...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Self-harm attempters’ perception of community services and its implication on service provision
ConclusionThe results identified common circumstances of falling into financial hardship (gambling) and social fragmentation (divorce, poor family relationships, and poor marital relationships), which also suggested to enhance services on center location, service arrangement, and skill of caregivers. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Interventions for self-management of type 2 diabetes: An integrative review
ConclusionsResearch exploring the impact of interventions for self-management has made major contributions to the care of persons with type 2 diabetes, from offering suggestions for improving care, to stimulating new questions for research. However, implications for clinical practice remain inconclusive, and limitations in existing research suggest caution in interpreting results of studies. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Healthcare interprofessional team members' perspectives on human caring: A directed content analysis study
ConclusionsWatson's Human Caring Theory can be an underlying guide to enrich human-to-human relations and create a caring-healing environment. When human caring is applied in interprofessional teams, healthcare professionals find a caring consciousness to care for oneself and each other and promote patient care. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Nurse-staffing level and quality of acute care services: Evidence from cross-national panel data analysis in OECD countries
ConclusionA higher proportion of nurses-staffing level is associated with better performance of acute care services in OECD countries. Also, the nursing characteristics of Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, Australia and United States would be good patterns for other countries to maximize nursing outcomes in the care of patients with acute and life-threatening conditions by reducing the risk of complication, mortality and adverse clinical outcomes. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

(Letter to the Editor) evidence-based practice for nursing profession: Barriers and teaching strategies solutions
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Alexius Andiwatir, Yasinta Betan (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Gender differences in self-care maintenance and its associations among patients with chronic heart failure
Publication date: Available online 1 December 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Jiaojiao Mei, Yan Tian, Xiaohui Chai, Xiuzhen FanAbstractObjectivesTo identify the gender differences in self-care maintenance and its associations among chronic heart failure patients using the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills model.MethodsTwo hundred and ten patients (54% female) with chronic heart failure participated in this cross-sectional study. Self-care, knowledge of heart failure, social support and illness perception were measured using the Self-Care of Heart Failure Index, the questionnaire of he...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Depression in the context of chronic diseases in the United States and China
This study (1) provides an integrated review of the literature on the prevalence of depression among patients with chronic diseases in China and the United States and its relationship to poorer health outcomes and (2) compares the differences in the percentages of patients receiving treatments for depression between the United States and China. Given the current situation, we recommended that primary care and specialty providers should be knowledgeable and alert regarding the signs of depression. Efforts should be directed to further implement integrated care based interventions to manage depression and improve quality of ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research