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 Hand-searches for unpublished papers were also completed.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

Effectiveness of a training program based on maker education for baccalaureate nursing students: A quasi-experimental study
Publication date: Available online 24 November 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Kai-Han Yang, Zhi-Xia Jiang, Freida Chavez, Lian-Hong Wang, Chang-Rong YuanAbstractObjectivesMaker education is a dominant force in education reform and is viewed as a revolutionary way to learn. As innovative pedagogy is continuously explored in the field of nursing, the emerging role of maker education must be examined. This research aims to build a nursing bachelor education program based on maker education and to evaluate the effectiveness of this program.MethodsForty volunteer junior students majoring in nurs...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of Chinese version of a tool to assess the quality of life in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in patients with interstitial lung disease
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Rui-Li Pan, Jeffrey J. Swigris, Yan-Wei Zhao, Ai-Min Guo, Qing Wu, Si-Jia LiAbstractObjectiveThis paper aims to determine the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of a tool that assesses the quality of life in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (cATAQ-IPF, ATAQ-IPF) in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD).MethodWe used the process of scale introduction to establish cATAQ-IPF. The content validity of the scale was evaluated by six experts. A total of 92 patients with ILD completed the cATAQ-IPF, St. ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Call for Papers for a Special Focus Issue on Improving Patient Safety
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Huaping Liu (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Call for Papers for a 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 - November 17, 2018 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 - November 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Comparison of RN licensure examination: China and the United States
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Jianlin Hou, Shengyu Chen, Sabhyta Sabharwal, Victoria Fan, Minghui Yan, Weimin WangAbstractHaving the two largest nursing workforces across the globe, both China and the United States have implemented licensure examinations to standardize the qualifications of registered nurse. China established the National Nursing Licensure Examination (NNLE) in 1995. Like the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in the United States, the NNLE has become an important link in the nurse registra...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Contents
Publication date: 10 October 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 4Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: 10 October 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 4Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Predictive accuracy of the Braden Q Scale in risk assessment for paediatric pressure ulcer: A meta-analysis
ConclusionThe Braden Q scale has moderate predictive validity with medium sensitivity and low specificity for pressure ulcers in hospitalised children. Further development and modification of this tool for use in paediatric population are warranted. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - October 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Critical need for effective communication skills education in nursing
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Karen Graham (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - October 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Organizational commitment and turnover intention among rural nurses in the Philippines: Implications for nursing management
This study explored the extent of nurses' organizational commitment and turnover intention in the Philippines. Furthermore, predictors of nurses’ organizational commitment and turnover intention were identified.MethodsA cross-sectional research design was adopted for this study. Two hundred nurses from nine rural hospitals in the Central Philippines were asked to participate in the study and 166 nurses responded (an 83% response rate). Two standardized instruments were used: the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire and the Six-item Turnover Intention Inventory Scale.ResultsFindings revealed that Philippine nurses ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - October 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Validation of the relationship consciousness of Japanese Patients with type 2 diabetes scale
ConclusionsThe Relationship Consciousness of Japanese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus scale may be an important tool for nurses to assess the relationship consciousness of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In addition, by understanding patients' relationship consciousness for others who share their disease, nurses can begin to recommend ways to establish relationships between patients that suit patients’ particular relationship. consciousness levels and to provide better care in their clinical practice. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Predictive accuracy meta-analysis of the Braden Q scale in risk assessment for paediatric pressure ulcer
ConclusionThe Braden Q scale has moderate predictive validity with medium sensitivity and low specificity for pressure ulcers in hospitalised children. Further development and modification of this tool for use in paediatric population are warranted. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The lived experience of family caregivers caring for patients dependent on life-sustaining technologies
ConclusionUnderstanding the experience of family caregivers challenges nurses to express their technological competencies in caring more fully in their human care. Locsin's theory of Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing was used to explain and describe the meaning of the experiences of family caregivers caring for patients who were dependent upon technologies for human care, and foster nursing practice as caring in nursing. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - October 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A cross-sectional study on nurse turnover intention and influencing factors in Jiangsu Province, China
This study mainly aims to examine the level and factors that influence nurses to leave their work in Jiangsu Province of Eastern China.MethodsA cross-sectional survey of 1978 nurses was conducted at 48 hospitals in 14 key cities throughout Jiangsu Province. The turnover intention in nurses was measured by the scale of intent to leave the profession. The work environment of nurses was measured by the Chinese version of the Practice Environment Scale. A multiple linear regression model was applied to analyse the factors associated with turnover intention.ResultsThe resignation rate of nurses in the hospitals of Jiangsu Provi...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - October 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Can nurses remain relevant in a technologically advanced future?
Publication date: Available online 4 October 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Joseph Andrew Pepito, Rozzano LocsinAbstractTechnological breakthroughs occur at an ever-increasing rate thereby revolutionizing human health and wellness care. Technological advancements have drastically changed the structure and organization of the healthcare industry. McKinsey Global Institute estimates that 800 million workers worldwide could be replaced by robots by the year 2030. There is already a robotic revolution happening in healthcare wherein robots have made tasks and procedures more efficient and safer...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - October 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the new fear of hypoglycemia scale: FH-15
ConclusionThe Chinese version of the FH-15 scale can be considered reliable and valid. The item expression is concise, clear, and easy to understand. It is suitable for clinical practice as an initial screening tool to identify and evaluate the severity of fear of hypoglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Correlation of long-term medication behaviour self-efficacy with social support and medication knowledge of kidney transplant recipients
This study aimed to explore the correlation of long-term medication behaviour self-efficacy with social support and medication knowledge of kidney transplant recipients.MethodsA convenient sample of kidney transplant recipients in a general hospital in Guangzhou was recruited from November 2016 to January 2017. Self-reported survey data were provided by the kidney transplant recipients using long-term medication behaviour self-efficacy scale (LTMBSES), perceived social support scale (PSSS) and scale for patient-perceived medication knowledge in medication usage. Descriptive statistics and Spearman's correlation analysis we...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Symptom burden amongst patients suffering from end-stage renal disease and receiving dialysis: A literature review
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Hong Li, Lantian Xie, Jie Yang, Xiaoli PangAbstractPatients suffering from end-stage renal disease and receiving dialysis experience a high symptom burden, which leads to an impaired quality of life and is associated with an increased risk of future hospitalisation and mortality. However, the symptom burden amongst patients undergoing dialysis was often underrecognised by clinical staff. In this paper, related works on symptom burden amongst patients with end-stage renal disease receiving dialysis, its concepts, ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Investigation of attitudes toward mental illness among nursing students in Indonesia
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Sri Padma Sari, Estin YuliastutiAbstractObjectivePeople with mental illness (PMI) are often stigmatized or experience negative attitudes from society. In particular, nursing students’ attitudes toward PMI will influence the quality of care these patients receive. Some factors influencing attitudes toward PMI among nursing students have been identified. The present study aimed to examine factors influencing attitudes toward mental illness among nursing students in Indonesia.MethodsNursing students (n = 3...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Family empowerment and associated factors in Japanese families raising a child with severe motor and intellectual disabilities
ConclusionHealthcare professionals should carefully assess the state of family empowerment of the primary caregivers who are younger and those who have low education, low household income, high childcare burden, and fragile bonding with the family. Second, they should encourage such families to use regional support resources for childcare. That is, policy makers should consider ways to promote home visits and institutional services for the care of children with SMID, aiming especially for the provision of well-coordinated care and services.【摘要】目的抚养有严重运动和智力残疾(SMID)儿童的家庭承...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Relaxation Breathing Exercise on fatigue in gynecological cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of Relaxation Breathing Exercise (RBE) on fatigue in patients with gynaecological cancer undergoing chemotherapy.MethodsWe used a quasi-experiment with pre- and post-test design. Forty-two patients were consecutively sampled, 21 of whom were assigned to the group receiving RBE four times a day and 21 to the group receiving RBE twice a day. Fatigue scores were measured every day for 7 days for both groups using the Piper Fatigue Scale. Data obtained were analysed using repeated-ANOVA and independent t-test with a significant level of α 
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

(Letter to the Editor) Critical need for effective communication skills education in nursing
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Karen Graham (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The implementation and evaluation of HIV symptom management guidelines: A preliminary study in China
ConclusionThe evidence-based HIV symptom management guidelines can improve a patient's quality of life and relieve negative symptoms. The guidelines can be applied in a similar context to other HIV/AIDS units or clinics. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

An mHealth intervention to improve medication adherence among patients with coronary heart disease in China: Development of an intervention
ConclusionThe feasibility of using mHealth to remind CHD patients to take their medications is high. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A theoretical framework for interaction of nursing discipline with genetics and genomics
ConclusionsThe framework will help to understand the relationship between nursing discipline and genetics and genomics and implicate the future studies integrating genetics and genomic science into nursing discipline. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Perceptions of organizational commitment and turnover intention among rural nurses in the Philippines: Implications for nursing management
This study explored the extent of nurses' organizational commitment and turnover intention in the Philippines. Furthermore, predictors of nurses’ organizational commitment and turnover intention were identified.MethodsA cross-sectional research design was adopted for this study. Two hundred nurses from nine rural hospitals in the Central Philippines were asked to participate in the study and 166 nurses responded (an 83% response rate). Two standardized instruments were used: the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire and the Six-item Turnover Intention Inventory Scale.ResultsFindings revealed that Philippine nurses ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Increase in the functional capacity and quality of life among stroke patients by family caregiver empowerment program based on adaptation model
Publication date: Available online 7 September 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Kelana Kusuma Dharma, Dedi Damhudi, Nelly Yardes, Suhana HaeriyantoAbstractPurposeThe family caregiver's role is an important influence factor of patient's adaptation behaviour and quality of life after stroke. The purpose of this research was to identify the effect of caregiver empowerment program based on the adaptation model (CEP-BAM) on functional capacity and quality of life of patients after stroke.MethodsThis research was a quasi-experimental research with a pre- and post-test control group design. The tota...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The effects of emotional labor and competency on job satisfaction in nurses of China: A nationwide cross-sectional survey
This study aimed to explore the status of job satisfaction, emotional labour, core competencies and job stress and the associations of emotional labour and core competencies with the job satisfaction of nurses in China.MethodsData were collected by using a self-designed general information questionnaire, a job satisfaction questionnaire (McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale), a nurse emotional labour questionnaire, the Competency Inventory for Registered Nurses questionnaire, and a nurse job stressor questionnaire. A total of 13,448 nurses from 92 hospitals across mainland of China were surveyed, and 11,337 respondents (84...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Investigation of malnutrition among children 2–5 years old in Indonesia: A cross-sectional study
This study aimed to investigate the malnutrition among children 2–5 years old in rural area of East Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.MethodsA cross-sectional study was conducted with 250 mother–child dyads. Participants were selected from 13 integrated health posts in the rural area of East Flores, Indonesia, through purposive sampling. Data were collected using face-to-face interview with structured questionnaires and anthropometric measurements of weight and height.ResultsA total of 69.6% (n = 174) of the children were 24–47 months old with an average age of 32.19 months. The minimum and maximu...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: 10 July 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Contents
Publication date: 10 July 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Where to seek help? Barriers to beginning treatment during the first-episode psychosis
ConclusionIt was demonstrated that the family members are protagonists in the search for treatment of young people in their FPE, given that the initiative for seeking treatment came from them. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Psychological problems as the major cause of fatigue in clients undergoing hemodialysis: A qualitative study
ConclusionAccording to the clients' speech and expression analysis, psychological impacts and disease-induced needs and constraints were the most important cause of fatigue and its continuation among these clients. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Family members' perspective of family Resilience's risk factors in taking care of schizophrenia patients
ConclusionsThis research explained how care burden and stigma are risk factors that must be managed by families to survive, rise up, and become better in caring for patients with schizophrenia. Nurses have a central role in assessing the level of care burdens and stigma in order to help families achieve resilience. Further research may focus on family-based nursing interventions to lower care burden, and community-based interventions to reduce stigma. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Who decides in withdrawal of treatment in a critical care setting? A case study on ethical dilemma
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Chunmei Lyu, Li ZhangAbstractCase descriptionWithdrawal of treatment is a common practice in critical care settings, perticularly when treatment is considered futile. The case study demonstrates an ethical dilemma, in which Danny is unlikely to make a functional recovery because of multiple organ dysfunction syndromes. Under such a circumstance, withdrawal of treatment will inevitably be considered, although his family refused to do so. Consequently, acritical question must be answered: Who should make the decision?Et...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The effect of cryotherapy application before versus after subcutaneous anticoagulant injection on pain intensity and hematoma formation: A quasi-experimental design
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Dalia Salah El-Deen, Naglaa F.A. YoussefAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect of cryotherapy application before versus after subcutaneous anticoagulant injection (SCAI) on pain intensity and hematoma formation.MethodsA quasi-experimental design was utilized. A convenient sample of 105 adult patients, who were admitted to one of the biggest teaching hospitals in Cairo and receiving SCAI, were recruited over a period of six months. Patients were randomly allocated into three groups: A Control group who received the...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Strategies for recruiting a sample of adults with type 2 diabetes from primary care clinics in rural Appalachia: Incorporating cultural competence
ConclusionsThese findings emphasize the importance of employing strategies for cultural competence in study design. Use of concepts from the Purnell model led to enhanced representativeness and potential for subsequent generalizability. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research