Withdrawal of treatment in a critical care setting who decides?
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2018 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Chunmei Lyu, Li Zhang Case description Withdrawal 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 identification Danny decided to withdraw usefulness of life-sup...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Health literacy and health outcomes in hypertension: An integrative review
Conclusion The 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - June 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Development of an empowerment model for burnout syndrome and quality of nursing work life in Indonesia
Conclusion The 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Motivational interviewing to improve the self-care behaviors for patients with chronic heart failure: A randomized controlled trial
Conclusions The self-care behaviours of patients with chronic heart failure could be improved effectively through motivational interviewing. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - May 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Supporting nurse practitioner education: Preceptorship recruitment and retention
Conclusion The 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Concept analysis of coping with multiple sclerosis
Conclusion These 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Progressive exhaustion: A qualitative study on the experiences of Iranian family caregivers regarding patients undergoing hemodialysis
Conclusion Family 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The state of the science of nurse work environments in the United States: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 16 April 2018 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Holly Wei, Kerry A. Sewell, Gina Woody, Mary Ann Rose A 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 nurse wo...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Identifying the factors associated with depressive symptoms among postpartum mothers in Kathmandu, Nepal
Conclusions This 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Illness perception and cardiovascular health behaviour among persons with ischemic heart disease in Indonesia
Conclusion Persons with higher illness perception showed a positive correlation with higher cardiovascular health behaviour at a significant level of 0.01. Results provided important information for nurses to develop an intervention program to promoting appropriate illness perception and cardiovascular health behaviour among persons with IHD. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of prolonged grief disorder among bereaved survivors seven years after the Wenchuan earthquake in China: A cross-sectional study
Conclusions This 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Self reported adherence to antiretroviral treatment and correlates in Hunan province, the peoples republic of China
Conclusion Patients 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A Japanese version of the stressors in nursing students (SINS) scale
Conclusions There 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...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Validation of the Farsi version of the Death Obsession Scale among nurses
Conclusions The DOS has good validity and reliability, and it could be recommended for use in clinical and research settings to assess the death obsession in Iranian nurses. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Preoperative P-wave duration as a predictor of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting: A prospective cohort study with meta-analysis
Conclusion This study confirmed, among other predictive characteristics, that PreOPWD is a powerful independent predictor of POAF. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Predictors of health-promoting behaviour among older adults with hypertension in Indonesia
Conclusions High- 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 elderly'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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Perceptions of the effectiveness of Advanced Practice Nurses on a neurosurgery unit in a Canadian Tertiary Care Centre: A pre-and-post implementation design
Conclusion Perceptions 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Emotional intelligence in professional nursing practice: A concept review using Rodgers's evolutionary analysis approach
Conclusion The 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Thinking, educating, acting: Developing advanced practice nursing
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2018 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Jiale Hu, Paula Forgeron (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Supporting NP education: Preceptorship recruitment and retention
Conclusion The 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 3, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Development of advanced nursing practice in China: Act local and think global
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2018 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Frances Kam Yuet Wong (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The effectiveness of mI SMART: A nurse practitioner led technology intervention for multiple chronic conditions in primary care
Conclusions The 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - April 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The impact of an educational intervention in caregiving outcomes in jordanian caregivers of patients receiving hemodialysis: A single group pre-and-post test
Conclusion Caring for patients receiving hemodialysis adds extra responsibilities to the caregivers' schedule thus leaving them substantially burdened. Educating caregivers on the required care eased their burden and improved caregiving outcomes. Recommendations are made that healthcare professionals should assess caregiver burden, and address their physical and mental health needs. Caregivers should also be regularly educated on the regular caregiving tasks to ease their burden. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A survey of moral distress in certified registered nurse anesthetists: A theoretical perspective for change in ethics education for advance practice nurses
Conclusion CRNAs 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A review of the development and current status of wound ostomy continence nurses in the mainland of China
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2018 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Xiao-li Liu, Ling Wang Wound 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 the better 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 ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Canadian nurse practitioner's quest for identity: A philosophical perspective
Publication date: Available online 8 March 2018 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Marie-Elaine Delvin, Suzanne Braithwaite, Pilar Camargo Plazas The 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 reflect ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Impact of IPMOE on nursing tasks in the medical ward: A time-motion study
Conclusion Our study had shown the time motion observation could be applied to measure the impact of the IPMOE in a busy clinical setting. Through classification of activities, validation, objective measurement and longitudinal evaluation, the method could be applied in various systems as well as different clinical settings in measure efficiency. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Attitude and practice of family planning methods among Roma women living in northern Turkey
Conclusions The 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Inheritance, innovation and development of nursing in China
Publication date: 10 January 2018 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 1 (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Implementing the ‘Healthy China Initiative’ and promoting nursing development
Publication date: 10 January 2018 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 1 (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Innovation and cooperation in the New Year 2018
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2017 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Huaping Liu (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Application of predictive model for vaginal birth after caesarean delivery
This study selected seven widely used and representative advanced models, such as those of Grobman, Troyer and Parisi, Schoorel, Flamm, Gonen, Weinstain and Smith et al., analysed the constitutions and clinical applications of the models and identified the factors associated with patients to provide midwives a scientific reference for vaginal delivery evaluation of pregnant women after caesarean delivery. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effects of massage on newborn infants with jaundice: A meta-analysis
Conclusion Massage can decrease serum total bilirubin and percutaneous bilirubin levels and increasing defecation frequency. However, due to heterogeneity among studies, numerous multi-centre, large-sample and high-quality randomised controlled trials are needed to verify the effects of massage. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Investigation and analysis of lower extremity arterial disease in hospitalized elderly type 2 diabetic patients
Conclusions The incidence of LEAD in hospitalized elderly type 2 diabetic patients is high; age, diabetes duration, peak velocity, BMI, urinary microalbumin, vibratory sensory neuropathy, and HDL-C are the major risk factors for LEAD. Active control of risk factors is helpful to reduce or delay LEAD. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Progressive exhaustion: The experiences of Iranian family caregivers regarding patients undergoing hemodialysis. A qualitative study
Conclusion Family 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The status of the use of the family planning methods and their attitudes towards family planning by Roma women living in the north of Turkey
Conclusions The 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Essential competencies for three grades of midwives in China
Conclusions This 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Impact of IPMOE on nursing tasks in the medical ward –A time-motion study
Conclusion Our study had shown the time motion observation could be applied to measure the impact of the IPMOE in a busy clinical setting. Through classification of activities, validation, objective measurement and longitudinal evaluation, the method could be applied in various systems as well as different clinical settings in measure efficiency. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Design of curriculum for specialised midwive training based on investigation of needs of midwives in Beijing
Conclusion Midwives in Beijing need midwifery specialist training. Half-time certification training complies with the clinical needs. Midwifery specialist certification enhances the professional identity of midwives. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Community-based educational intervention on necklace method as a natural family planning amongst reproductive age group women in India
Conclusions Nurses play a vital role in educating women and creating awareness regarding modern and safe family planning methods. These methods are effective and essential to avoid unwanted pregnancy and thus greatly impact the health of women. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Investigation of the working conditions of nurses in public hospitals on the basis of nurse-friendly hospital criteria
Conclusion The nurses found most of the nurse-friendly hospital criteria adequate, but they believed that several areas needed improvement. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The necessity and possibility of implementation of nurse prescribing in China: An international perspective
Conclusion The 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Application of predictive model for vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
This study selected seven widely used and representative advanced models, such as those of Grobman, Troyer and Parisi, Schoorel, Flamm, Gonen, Weinstain and Smith et al., analysed the constitutions and clinical applications of the models and identified the factors associated with patients to provide midwives a scientific reference for vaginal delivery evaluation of pregnant women after caesarean delivery. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Coping mechanism against high levels of daily stress by working breastfeeding mothers in Iran
Conclusions Findings suggest that women need support from family members and family-friendly policies at the workplace. Breastfeeding mothers may benefit from educational programmes that focus on effective coping strategies. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Perceived barriers on mental health services by the family of patients with mental illness
Conclusion Families 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)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Innovation and cooperation in the New Year —2018 New Year message
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2017 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Huaping Liu (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Nurse leadership in global health: New opportunities, important priorities
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2017 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Mary K. Wakefield (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

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, ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Exploratory study on resilience and its influencing factors among hospital nurses in Guangzhou, China
Conclusion Nurses had low resilience. They could not effectively cope with job challenges and recover from adversity. Strengthening self-efficacy, choosing active coping, decreasing job stress, and enhancing educational training can effectively improve their resilience. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research