Nurse leadership in global health: New opportunities, important priorities
Publication date: 10 January 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Mary K. Wakefield (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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A review and comparison of midwifery management and education in five representative countries
This study reviews and compares the present situation of midwifery management and education in five representative countries located in North America, Europe and Oceania. Based on the experience of these countries, Midwifery development in China should continue to explore and develop midwifery university education, form a midwife professional title system, standardize midwife certification and management. And a quality midwifery environment should be created in order to enhance career attractiveness. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Essential competencies for three grades of midwives in China
ConclusionsThis research developed three grades of essential competencies for midwives in China. The next step will be assessment in clinical settings for further response. The set was in line with the concepts of International Confederation of Midwives under the domestic context. This set could be adopted as a reference in developing normalised midwifery practice, education and certification. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Attitude and practice of family planning methods among Roma women living in northern Turkey
ConclusionsThe rates at which Roma women use FP were high. Their attitudes towards FP tended to be negative and the methods used were primarily related to females. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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The effectiveness of mI SMART: A nurse practitioner led technology intervention for multiple chronic conditions in primary care
ConclusionsThe mI SMART intervention is efficacious for use in improvised adults living in rural areas with multiple chronic conditions. As previously reported, the intervention was also shown to be feasible and acceptable to patients. The next step is a larger randomized controlled trial. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Perceptions of the effectiveness of Advanced Practice Nurses on a neurosurgery unit in a Canadian Tertiary Care Centre: A pre-and-post implementation design
ConclusionPerceptions of patient care delivery and professional collaboration improved following implementation of the APN role. Responses indicated that APNs significantly impacted patient care and improved nurses and residents' job satisfaction. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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The impact of an educational intervention in caregiving outcomes in Jordanian caregivers of patients receiving hemodialysis: A single group pre-and-post test
The objective of the study was to identify caregivers' level of burden and establish the impact of educational intervention programs on caregiving outcomes.MethodsThis was a one-group pre-test post-test study conducted between April and August 2017 on family caregivers of hemodialysis patients. A convenient sample of 169 caregivers was used. A socio-demographic questionnaire, the OBCS, and BCOS were utilized for data collection, which occurred at baseline and two weeks post-intervention. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS where t-test determined the impact of the intervention.ResultsCaregivers were found to be mod...
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Preoperative P-wave duration as a predictor of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting: A prospective cohort study with meta-analysis
This study examined PreOPWD as a predictor for AF after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).MethodsTwo-hundred-and-ninety-nine patients with sinus rhythm before off-pump CABG were recruited into the study. Patients' demographic and clinical data were evaluated prospectively. Patients were continuously monitored for the first seven postoperative days. Multiple logistic regression was used to determine significant predictors of AF. Findings were then combined with similar studies and a meta-analysis was performed.ResultsPostoperative AF was observed in 33.1% of 299 patients. Patients with AF were older, had a prolonged Pr...
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Prevalence and risk factors of prolonged grief disorder among bereaved survivors seven years after the Wenchuan earthquake in China: A cross-sectional study
ConclusionsThis study revealed that a significantly high proportion (8.47%) of the Wenchuan earthquake-bereaved remain grieving seven years after the event. Those diagnosed with PGD should receive appropriate interventions from clinical psychologists. The risk factors identified in this study are crucial for the early screening and prevention of PGD in future nursing and psycho-clinical practices. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Self reported adherence to antiretroviral treatment and correlates in Hunan province, the Peoples Republic of China
ConclusionPatients on ARVs in Hunan province are faced with adherence challenges notably drug abuse, drug regime scheduling challenges at the initial stages of therapy and drug side effects. It is therefore necessary to institute specific adherence interventions that target those who abuse drugs, ART naïve patients, and those experiencing side effects in order to achieve optimal ART adherence. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Predictors of health-promoting behaviour among older adults with hypertension in Indonesia
ConclusionsHigh and good-quality education will increase the level of health-promoting behaviour, whereas barriers, such as expense and time requirement, can decrease it. Situational influences and support from family and friends can also influence the older adult's attempts to change their health behaviour. Increased self-efficacy will clearly result in improved health-promoting behaviour of older adults with hypertension. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Concept analysis of coping with multiple sclerosis
ConclusionThese findings not only add to the body of knowledge in health science, but also serve as an important motivation for further theory development and research in this context. Nurses and health professions can also benefit from a deeper understanding of coping concept in providing and planning healthcare for these patients. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Illness perception and cardiovascular health behaviour among persons with ischemic heart disease in Indonesia
Publication date: 10 April 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 2Author(s): Kholid Rosyidi Muhammad NurAbstractObjectiveA study was conducted to explore the level of illness perception, the level of cardiovascular health behaviour and the relationship between illness perception and cardiovascular health behaviour among persons with ischemic heart disease (IHD) in a community setting.MethodThe participants comprised 235 persons with IHD. The instruments used were as follows: 1) Demographic Data and Health Information, 2) The Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (Brief IPQ), 3) The Open-en...
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A Japanese version of the stressors in nursing students (SINS) scale
ConclusionsThere were similarities and differences between the perception of stressors by nursing students in Japan compared with, for example, the United Kingdom and China mainland. While a four-factor structure was found here, the distribution of items in the Stressors in Nursing Students scale differed from previous studies in the United Kingdom and China with the ‘Free time’ factor being unique to this study. Stress is an issue for nursing students and is related to the specific stressors they encounter in the process of their work and study. Findings can inform the development of strategies to reduce such ...
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Validation of the Farsi version of the Death Obsession Scale among nurses
The objective of this study was to estimate the reliability, validity, and factorial structure of the Farsi version of the Death Obsession Scale (DOS).MethodsA convenience sample of 106 Iranian nurses from two hospitals at Tehran city, Iran was recruited. They completed the DOS, Death Concern Scale, Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale, Death Anxiety Scale, Reasons for Death Fear Scale, and Death Depression Scale.ResultsCronbach's α for the DOS was 0.95, and 2-week test-retest reliability was 0.74. The DOS correlated 0.48, 0.46, 0.47, 0.39 and 0.44 with the last mentioned scales, respectively (P 
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Progressive exhaustion: A qualitative study on the experiences of Iranian family caregivers regarding patients undergoing hemodialysis
ConclusionFamily caregivers have a significant role in the process of patient care, and this role leads them to progressive exhaustion; therefore, the overall health of the caregivers should be taken into account and more attention should be paid to their quality of life, social welfare, and satisfaction level. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Investigation of the working conditions of nurses in public hospitals on the basis of nurse-friendly hospital criteria
ConclusionThe nurses found most of the nurse-friendly hospital criteria adequate, but they believed that several areas needed improvement. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Editorial Board
Publication date: 10 April 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Contents
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Thinking, educating, acting: Developing advanced practice nursing
Publication date: 10 April 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 2Author(s): Jiale Hu, Paula Forgeron (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Development of advanced nursing practice in China: Act local and think global
Publication date: 10 April 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 2Author(s): Frances Kam Yuet WongAbstractThis paper discusses the development of advanced nursing practice in China in the context of global development. The scope of nursing is evolving over time, with increasing demands for the management of complex healthcare situations at individual, community and system levels. These demands are aggravated by the specialization of medical practice, with advanced treatment plans and patients requiring care in focused areas. The qualifications and competencies of the initial entrants into n...
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A review of the development and current status of wound ostomy continence nurses in the mainland of China
Publication date: 10 April 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 2Author(s): Xiao-li Liu, Ling WangAbstractWound ostomy continence nurses (WOC nurses), developed as an important part of clinical nurse specialists play an indispensable role in the management of ostomy, all kinds of chronic wounds and incontinent dermatitis. However, there exists a gap compared with developed countries and regions. This paper provides an overview of WOC nurses in China including origin and development, training and accreditation system, roles, values and management, in order to provide references for the deve...
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Canadian nurse practitioner's quest for identity: A philosophical perspective
Publication date: 10 April 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 2Author(s): Marie-Elaine Delvin, Suzanne Braithwaite, Pilar Camargo PlazasAbstractThe role of nurse practitioners in primary healthcare has been validated over the years and is now being considered as a key solution in various primary healthcare settings to the provision of comprehensive care. The context in which the role has been established positions nurse practitioners' practice within medical and nursing paradigms. As the healthcare system evolves, nurse practitioners must define their identity to advocate for roles that ...
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Supporting nurse practitioner education: Preceptorship recruitment and retention
ConclusionThe findings suggest the need for exploring a wider intraprofessional collaboration among graduate NP programs/faculty, clinical placement sites, and NPs to facilitate the recruitment and retention of preceptors. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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A survey of moral distress in certified registered nurse anesthetists: A theoretical perspective for change in ethics education for advance practice nurses
ConclusionCRNAs who perceived a higher skill level in addressing ethical issues experienced lower levels of moral distress. Findings indicate content-specific curricula for the CRNAs need to be evaluated for ethical decision-making skill assessment content. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Emotional intelligence in professional nursing practice: A concept review using Rodgers's evolutionary analysis approach
ConclusionThe integration of emotional intelligence is supported within several disciplines as there is consensus on the impact that emotional intelligence has on job satisfaction, stress level, burnout and helps to facilitate a positive environment. Explicit to advance practice nursing, emotional intelligence is a concept that may be central to nursing practice as it has the potential to impact the quality of patient care and outcomes, decision-making, critical thinking and overall the well-being of practicing nurses. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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The state of the science of nurse work environments in the United States: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 16 April 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Holly Wei, Kerry A. Sewell, Gina Woody, Mary Ann RoseAbstractA healthy nurse work environment is a workplace that is safe, empowering, and satisfying. Many research studies were conducted on nurse work environments in the last decade; however, it lacks an overview of these research studies. The purpose of this review is to identify, evaluate, and summarize the major foci of studies about nurse work environments in the United States published between January 2005 and December 2017 and provide strategies to improve nur...
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Identifying the factors associated with depressive symptoms among postpartum mothers in Kathmandu, Nepal
ConclusionsThis study aids to draw attention on the incorporation of routine screening for basic support and intervention for identified risk factors in postpartum period. Policies can be formulated to encourage postpartum women to obtain adequate rest during pregnancy, support women with poor partner relationship, reduce marital dissatisfaction, help women adjust with stressful life events, and prevent and manage abortion appropriately. These policies may reduce harmful consequences of postpartum depressive symptoms for women, newborn and their family. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Motivational interviewing to improve the self-care behaviors for patients with chronic heart failure: A randomized controlled trial
This study aimed to investigate the effect of motivational interviewing on the self-care behaviours in patients with chronic heart failure.MethodsSixty-two hospitalized patients with chronic heart failure were recruited in this study from April 2014 to April 2015 from a hospital. Twenty-nine patients were in the intervention group, and 33 patients were in the control group. Patients in the intervention group received four sessions of motivational interviewing, whereas those in the control group received traditional health education. At 2, 4, and 8 weeks post-discharge, the intervention group underwent telephone follow-up b...
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Development of an empowerment model for burnout syndrome and quality of nursing work life in Indonesia
ConclusionThe development of a structural empowerment model by using the indicators of resources, support and information directly influenced the psychological empowerment of the sample of nurses. As an indicator of meaning, psychological empowerment decreased burnout syndrome. In turn, burnout syndrome, as the indicator of personal achievement, could affect the QNWL. Structural empowerment directly influenced the QNWL, particularly within the workplace context. Further studies must be conducted to analyse the effects of empowerment, leadership styles and customer satisfaction. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Health literacy and health outcomes in hypertension: An integrative review
ConclusionThe person with low health literacy is likely to have poor knowledge of hypertension. However, there is insufficient evidence to suggest that health literacy is associated with outcomes of hypertension independently. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Withdrawal of treatment in a critical care setting who decides?
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 when treatment is considered futile. The case study demonstrates an ethical dilemma when Mr Danny unlikely makes a functional recovery due to multiple organ dysfunction syndromes. Under such circumstances, withdrawal of treatment will come to their minds. However, his families refused to do that. So, who should make the decision?Ethical dilemma identificationDanny decided to withdraw usefulness of life-s...
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Nurse-led group cognitive behavioral therapy for major depressive disorder among adults in Japan: A preliminary single-group study
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Hiroki Tanoue, Naoki Yoshinaga, Sayaka Kato, Keiko Naono-Nagatomo, Yasushi Ishida, Yuko ShiraishiAbstractObjectivesThe prevalence and burden of disease of depression necessitates effective and accessible treatment options worldwide. Since April 2016, Japanese national health insurance has covered nurse-administered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for mood disorders. However, empirical support for nurse-led CBT for depression in Asian countries, especially in Japan, is still lacking. This preliminary study aimed to ...
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A mixed method analysis of patients' complaints: Underpinnings of theory-guided strategies to improve quality of care
Publication date: Available online 28 June 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Holly Wei, Yan Ming, Hong Cheng, Hui Bian, Jie Ming, Trent L. WeiAbstractBackgroundPatients' complaints can be predictors of patient care quality and safety. Understanding patients' complaints could help healthcare organizations target the areas for improvements. The purpose of this study is to use a mixed method analysis to a) examine the characteristics and categories of patients' complaints, b) explore the relationships of patients' complaints with professions and units, and c) propose theory-based strategies to im...
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Barriers to beginning early treatment of young people in their first-episode psychosis: The family member's perspective
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)
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Predictors of happiness among Iranian nurses
ConclusionNurses in teaching hospitals in Kashan, Iran, have moderate happiness. Their happiness is affected by different factors, particularly by satisfaction with their mental health. Health policy-makers and authorities, in developing workforce-related plans and programs, need to pay special attention to nurses' happiness and its contributing factors. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Psychological issues as 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)
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Adherence to iron supplementation amongst pregnant mothers in Surabaya, Indonesia: Perceived benefits, barriers and family support
ConclusionPerceived benefits, perceived barriers and family support are related to adherence to iron supplementation; thus, developing good perceptions and family support should be properly promoted. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Innovative behaviour and career success: Mediating roles of self-efficacy and colleague solidarity of nurses
This study used the cross-sectional investigation method and nurses were recruited from eight tertiary hospitals and four secondary hospitals in Tianjin, China. A convenience sample of 848 nurses was included in this survey. Structural equation model analysis was performed as well.ResultsResults revealed that the nurses' career success score was at the medium degree, whilst innovative behaviour and self-efficacy were in the medium–high level and had high level of colleague solidarity. The four variables include innovative behaviour, self-efficacy, colleague solidarity of nurses and career success; each dimension show...
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Psychological issues as 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)
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Adherence to iron supplementation amongst pregnant mothers in Surabaya, Indonesia: Perceived benefits, barriers and family support
ConclusionPerceived benefits, perceived barriers and family support are related to adherence to iron supplementation; thus, developing good perceptions and family support should be properly promoted. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Perceived barriers on mental health services by the family of patients with mental illness
ConclusionFamilies whose members suffered from mental illness still experienced barriers in relation to mental health services even with universal health coverage. Improved mental health services are related to the health insurance coverage, affordability, availability of mental health services and stigma reduction in the health professionals and wide community. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Thanks to Reviewers
Publication date: 10 January 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Effects of massage on newborn infants with jaundice: A meta-analysis
Publication date: 10 January 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Mengjie Lei, Tingting Liu, Yufeng Li, Yaqian Liu, Lina Meng, Changde JinAbstractObjectiveThis meta-analysis aims to systematically evaluate the effects of massage on infants with jaundice.MethodsMultiple electronic databases, including Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, China Biology Medicine (CBM), Wan Fang Data, VIP Database for Chinese Technical Periodicals and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), were used to search for studies on the effects of massage on infants with jaundice. Data...
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Interventions to improve communication between nurses and physicians in the intensive care unit: An integrative literature review
Publication date: 10 January 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Ya-Ya Wang, Qiao-Qin Wan, Frances Lin, Wei-Jiao Zhou, Shao-Mei ShangAbstractEffective communication among healthcare professionals in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a particular imperative, with accurate and efficient interdisciplinary communication being a critical prerequisite for high-quality care. Nurses and physicians are highly important parts of the healthcare system workforce. Thus, identifying strategies that would improve communication between these two groups can provide evidence for practical improv...
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The necessity and possibility of implementation of nurse prescribing in China: An international perspective
ConclusionThe review advises that nurses' views towards nurse prescribing have played a significant role in the success of nurse prescribing. While no literature regarding Chinese nurses' attitudes towards nurse prescribing could be identified, it is imperative to examine their attitudes on it. This would help Chinese healthcare policymakers ascertain the necessity of the introduction of nurse prescribing and provide them with valuable information for service planning. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
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Physical restraints: An ethical dilemma in mental health services in China
This study synthesized the ethical issue according to the ethical principle of autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence. Given the current situation where the nursing workforce is limited and the mental health service is under-developed in China, applying physical restraints in the psychiatric inpatients to guarantee the safety of patients and nurses is crucial. In regard to respect the basic rights of psychiatric patients, it is recommended to protect the their autonomy, and eliminate the adverse effects of physical restraint. This goal would be achieved by ensuring the informed consent, providing humane care, ...
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Exploratory study on resilience and its influencing factors among hospital nurses in Guangzhou, China
Publication date: 10 January 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Yaxin Ren, Ying Zhou, Shaojing Wang, Taizhen Luo, Meiling Huang, Yingchun ZengAbstractBackgroundCurrently, building resilience in nurses is recognized as an important factor that helps maintain their health and stay in their profession; thus, identifying which factors can help them build resilience is necessary.MethodsA cross-sectional survey design was used, and 1356 nurses from 11 general hospitals in Guangzhou, China, were assessed using the Chinese version of the Conner–Davidson Resilience Scale, the Ge...
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Impact of IPMOE on nursing tasks in the medical ward: A time-motion study
Publication date: 10 January 2018Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 1Author(s): Ming Leung, Kenny Kin Chung Chan, Wing Leung Wong, Alexander Chun Bon LawAbstractIntroductionThe In-patient Medication Order Entry System (IPMOE) was first implemented in the medical ward of Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong. It was a local developed close-loop system including prescription, dispensing and administration modules. Evaluation on its impact on nursing tasks would be important for practice improvement and subsequent system enhancement.ObjectiveThe study was conducted to quantify the nursing times...
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