A review of advanced practice nursing in the United States, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), China
Publication date: Available online 14 January 2017 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Judith M. Parker, Martha N. Hill This paper provides an overview of Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) in the USA, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. It is based upon documents presented to the China Medical Board (CMB) China Nursing Network (CNN) as background for discussions held by the CNN in Shanghai. It discusses the APN role in these countries and regions according to topics identified by the CNN. These are APN educational preparation; role legitimacy; capacity requirements; scope of practice, domains of activit...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Cardiac rehabilitation knowledge in patients with coronary heart disease in Baoding city of China: A cross-sectional study
Conclusions This study showed low levels of awareness on CR program in CHD patients in Baoding. Therefore, the need for health education is indicated in this study to improve the awareness on CR among CHD patients. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Kangaroo care and postpartum depression: The role of oxytocin
Conclusion Kangaroo care can be used as a non-pharmacological intervention to prevent or decrease the risk of postpartum depression. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - January 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Bibliometric analysis of papers on mild cognitive impairment nursing in China
Conclusion Beijing and Shanghai established core author groups for mild cognitive impairment nursing research. These studies should focus on the community and psychological nursing of such impairment. Targeted nursing interventions on different types of mild cognitive impairment should be adopted, new avenues for research should be opened, and various research methods should be introduced. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 31, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The moderating effect of social cognitive factors on self-management activities and HbA1c in Thai adults with type-2 diabetes
Conclusion The diabetes self-management activities were more strongly associated with HbA1c under conditions of high social support, self-efficacy and health beliefs with Buddhist values. Future interventions for T2DM self-management programs should incorporate mechanisms to measure and support these factors. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 31, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Shaping modern nursing development in China before 1949
Publication date: Available online 29 December 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Jiang Yuhong Nursing becoming a respectable, decent profession for educated Chinese women was a challenging undertaking. The early advancement of nursing in China was a collective effort of the missionary medicine, the private foundations, and the endurance, dedication and hardworking of the Chinese as well as foreign nurses. Western missionary introduced modern nursing in China and laid the preliminary foundation for its development, while the upgrading of nursing education from training to higher learning was ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Strategic directions and actions for advanced practice nursing in China
Publication date: Available online 26 December 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Martha N. Hill, Judith Parker, Huaping Liu, Hu Yan, Guifang Guo There is a need and opportunity for China to develop education and practice innovations given that advance practice nurses (APNs) improve health care and outcomes. The China Medical Board (CMB) China Nursing Network (CCNN) began planning for an Advanced Nursing Practice Program for education and career development that will facilitate CCNN's contributions to meeting national nursing policy priorities. This paper presents the discussion, recommendati...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Facilitators of and barriers to emergency medical service use by acute ischemic stroke patients: A retrospective survey
Conclusions The use of emergency medical services reduced prehospital delay and increased the likelihood of patient arrival at hospital within 3 h. Given that experiencing typical stroke symptoms was a facilitator of emergency medical service use yet failure to recognize the urgency of symptoms was a barrier, public awareness should be raised as regards stroke symptoms and the benefits of using emergency medical services. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 26, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effect of cryotherapy on pain management at the puncture site of arteriovenous fistula among children undergoing hemodialysis
Conclusions Cryotherapy can effectively reduce the venipuncture pain among children with AVF undergoing maintenance HD. However, the confounding effects of distraction and the non-randomized design used must be both considered when interpreting the findings. This study recommends the use of cryotherapy in managing needle puncture pain. Further research must adopt a randomized trial design with a placebo to support further the benefits of this procedure. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 25, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Prevalence and related factors of post-traumatic stress disorder among medical staff members exposed to H7N9 patients
Conclusion The PTSD level of doctors and nurses after their exposure to H7N9 patients was high, which warrant further research. Health and medical institutions should pay attention to the physical and psychological health of these staff members. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Attitudes of undergraduate nursing students toward Objective Structure Practical Examination: An Exploratory study
Conclusion The study supports the introduction of OSPE as one of the methods of assessment of B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing students. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The psychological trajectory from diagnosis to approaching end of life in patients undergoing hemodialysis in China: a qualitative study
Conclusions Patients undergoing dialysis exhibited differing psychological statuses at different physical stages. Thus, nurses must assess the psychophysiological symptoms of patients and design individual care plans for each stage. Future studies should focus on developing stage-specific nursing-care protocols. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effect of cryotherapy on pain management at puncture site of arterio-venous fistula among hemodialysis children
Conclusions Cryotherapy can effectively reduce the venipuncture pain among children with AVF undergoing maintenance HD. However, the confounding effects of distraction and the non-randomized design used must be both considered when interpreting the findings. This study recommends the use of cryotherapy in managing needle puncture pain. Further research must adopt a randomized trial design with a placebo to support further the benefits of this procedure. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Family empowerment and quality of life of parents raising children with Developmental Disabilities in 78 Japanese families
Conclusions: We revealed that family empowerment and QoL of parents rearing children with DDs in Japan were affected by various subscales of family function and other family attributes. Effective interventions for improving family empowerment and QoL should be researched in the future. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Perceptions of nurses in Japan toward their patients' expectations of care: A qualitative study
Conclusions Nursing care in situations where conflicts or misunderstandings may arise can be improved by encouraging nurses to be attentive to the moods, feelings, and expectations of patients and their families. The findings from this study can improve the quality of Japanese nursing care with regard to sensing (inferring) and reacting to the expectations of patients. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Prevalence and related factors of post-traumatic stress disorder in medical staff when contacting with H7N9 patients
Conclusion The PTSD level of doctors and nurses after their exposure to H7N9 patients was high, which warrant further research. Health and medical institutions should pay attention to the physical and psychological health of these staff members. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Intravenous immunoglobulin accompanied with high-dose methylprednisolone therapy for 17 children with anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate receptor encephalitis: Clinic and nursing
Conclusions Nursing interventions of immunotherapy ensures the security of IVIG administration. Multidisciplinary cooperation promotes remission. Our findings can serve as reference for healthcare teams. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Attitudes of undergraduate nursing students toward Objective Structured Practical Examination: An exploratory study
Conclusion The study supports the introduction of OSPE as one of the methods of assessment of B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing students. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Attitudes of hospitalized patients toward wearing patient clothing in Tianjin, China: A cross-sectional survey
Conclusions More than half of the hospitalized patients dislike wearing patient clothing because they were unaware of its functions and were skeptical about its hygiene, comfortability, fit, and appearance. Therefore, these patients must be provided with comfortable, well fitting, hygienic, and aesthetically pleasing clothing. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Global health education in Chinese universities and potential for collaboration with schools of nursing: A qualitative study
Conclusion Increasingly Chinese universities are promoting global health education through the platform of CCUGH. It is an ideal moment to promote and expand work across the fields of global health and nursing, specifically to highlight opportunities for collaboration across education, research and practice. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - December 4, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Correlation between self-differentiation and professional adaptability among undergraduate nursing students in China
Conclusion The level of self-differentiation of undergraduate nursing studentsaffects their professional adaptability. Nursing educators should consider the characteristics of self-differentiation of undergraduate nursing students in developing measures to improve their professional adaptability. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Heart Failure-Specific Health Literacy Scale
Conclusion The Chinese version of HF-specific HL scale is reliable and valid, and is suitable for assessment of HL in Chinese HF patients. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A Chinese version of a Likert-type death anxiety scale for colorectal cancer patients
Conclusion The CL-TDAS showed reliable performance and can thus be a promising instrument for evaluating the death anxiety of cancer patients. Death anxiety varied for different periods and different genders. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A qualitative study on nurses' reactions to  inpatient suicide in a general hospital
Conclusions Nurses who experienced inpatient suicide became stressed. Effective interventions must be implemented to improve the coping mechanisms of nurses against the negative consequences of inpatient suicide. The findings of this study will allow administrators to gain insight into the impacts of inpatient suicides on nurses in general hospitals. Such information can be used to develop effective strategies and provide individual support and ongoing education. Consequently, nurses will acquire suicide prevention skills and help patients achieve swift recovery. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Supporting mothers to bond with their newborn babies: Strategies Used in a neonatal intensive care unit at a tertiary hospital in Malawi
This study aimed to investigate the strategies for supporting maternal–newborn bonding for mothers whose neonates were admitted to an intensive care unit at a tertiary hospital in Malawi. Methods An explorative qualitative design was used, and 15 participants (10 mothers and five nurses/midwives) were recruited. Data were collected by conducting in-depth interviews. Audio recorded data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed by utilizing ATLAS.ti version 7 in accordance with Hennink’s stages of content analysis. Results It was showed that nurses and midwives used different approaches to facilitate maternal&ndash...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Depressive symptoms and associated factors among renal-transplant recipients in China
Conclusion Depression is common among RT recipients in China. Employment status, economic burden, inhabitation area, and social support are the main factors affecting depression among RT recipients. Follow-up clinics should prescribe the evaluation of depression as a routine examination for RT patients. Moreover, depressed recipients must be provided with individualized care by collecting information on the depressive symptoms, employment status, economic burden, inhabitation area, and perceived social support of recipients. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Quality of Life of Patient with Hypertension in Kathmandu
Conclusion This study identified increasing age, non formal education, being single to be associated with lower quality of life. Screening for most vulnerable group of the hypertensive patient might be done and evaluated which in turns helps to take necessary intervention for hypertension. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A community-based friendly health clinic: An initiative adolescent reproductive health project in the rural and urban areas of Indonesia
Conclusions The CFHC with MPL intervention can improve the ARH knowledge, attitudes, and skills of adolescents in the rural area, but can only improve the ARH knowledge of adolescents in the urban area. The ARH program must be designed based on the characterictics of these adolescents to improve their life skills during puberty. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Common chronic health problems and life satisfaction among Macau elderly people
Conclusion Lowest life satisfaction was reported among Macau elderly people living with mobility related chronic medical illness. Policies and practices should pay more attention to mobility related health problems or issues of elderly people, such as eye health and neuromuscular weaknesses. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Bibliometric analysis of mild cognitive impairment related nursing papers
Conclusion Beijing and Shanghai established core author groups for mild cognitive impairment nursing research. These studies should focus on the community and psychological nursing of such impairment. Targeted nursing interventions on different types of mild cognitive impairment should be adopted, new avenues for research should be opened, and various research methods should be introduced. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - November 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Demonstration of caring by males in clinical practice: A literature review
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Wen Zhang, Yi-Lan Liu Gender stereotyping on the role of male nurses in the use of intimate care, especially the application of touch, was explored. The barriers for men to provide care were determined. Strategies adopted by male nurses to overcome these barriers were discussed. The review of literature showed that role stereotyping is still prevalent within nursing. Public media should recognize the diversity of caring and apply positive materials to shape a new image of nursing. The nursing faculty should develop ...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Differentiation between two healthcare concepts: person-centered and patient-centered care
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Junqiang Zhao, Shangqian Gao, Jinfang Wang, Xinjuan Liu, Yufang Hao (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - September 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A Concept Analysis of Cultural Competence
Conclusions The understanding of cultural competence of nurses that emerged in this concept analysis will contribute to the development of a rigorous design of instruments or research. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effectiveness of LISTEN on Loneliness, Neuroimmunological Stress Response, Psychosocial Functioning, Quality of Life, and Physical Health Measures of Chronic Illness
Conclusions LISTEN can effectively diminish loneliness and decrease the systolic blood pressure in community-dwelling, chronically ill, older adults. Results indicate that this population, if left with untreated loneliness, may experience functional impairment over a period as short as 4 months. Further studies on LISTEN are needed with larger samples, in varied populations, and over longer periods of time to assess the long-term effects of diminishing loneliness in multiple chronic conditions. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Core Competence Evaluation Standards for Emergency Nurse Specialist: Developing and Testing Psychometric Properties
Discussion The CCESENS demonstrated sound internal consistency reliability, content validity, and construct validity. The proposed standard provides an objective standard and reference for assessing, training, and evaluating core competence of ENS. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Pilot study: Nursing students' perceptions of the environment in two different clinical models
Conclusion A definitive and inferential relationship between sub-scales and clinical models, namely, block and non-block dispersed models, could not be determined because of the small sample size of the block clinical model. Hence, further research should be performed. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effects of Tai Chi on telomerase activity and gerotranscendence in middle aged and elderly adults in Chinese society
Conclusion Our data illustrated that Tai Chi had a protective effect on TA and might improve the GT in Chinese middle aged and elderly adults. The TA increased with the increasing GT in Chinese middle aged and elderly adults. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Enhancing nursing education via academic –clinical partnership: An integrative review
This study described the role of academic–clinical partnership in strengthening nursing education. A search of ScienceDirect, PubMed, Medline, and PsychINFO on EBCSOhost and Google Scholar was conducted using the following key words: academic–clinical collaboration, academic–clinical partnership, academic practitioner gap, and college hospital partnership or/and nursing. Furthermore, peer reviewed reports on academic–clinical partnership in nursing were included in the search. Thirty-three records from 2002 to 2016 were reviewed. Six themes emerged from the review: mutual and shared goals, evidence-...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effects of yoga on negative emotions in patients with breast cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Conclusion Yoga is valuable in improving negative moods in patients with breast cancer. We also concluded five key mechanisms of yoga therapy in improving negative moods. Further well-designed RCTs with large sample size and long-term follow-up are needed. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

School Health Promotion: A Cross-sectional study on Clean and Healthy Living Program Behavior (CHLB) among Islamic Boarding Schools in Indonesia
Conclusions Knowledge, attitude, and behavior toward CHLB differ with health education and grade level. Thus, IBS can promote personal hygiene practice and environmental sanitations for the prevention of diseases in school-based environments. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Status of the Science and Technology Award of the Chinese Nursing Association and analysis of the development trend of nursing research
Conclusions The geographical distribution of winning projects presented a regional concentration trend. The categories of winning projects are diverse, and our country has made great achievements in every category, particularly in specialty nursing. Most of the project leaders were academic or hospital directors. The stumbling block to nursing research is the lack of high-quality research projects with international influence. Future research should learn from the experiences of developed countries, focus on the in-depth refinement of specialty nursing, and highlight the importance of collaboration to coordinate and promot...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effectiveness of picture description education on compliance behaviors of diabetics in western Sichuan district
Conclusion Picture description education can improve the knowledge of patients with diabetes, enhance treatment compliance, and maintain blood glucose at a desirable level. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Insights on the Development of TCM Nursing
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2016 Source:International Journal of Nursing Sciences Author(s): Jun-Qiang Zhao, Fen Zhou, Ying Sun, Run-Xi Tian, Je Kan Adler-Collins, Yu-Fang Hao (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Application and Evaluation of Improved Surgical Aseptic Technique Curriculum in Specialty Nurse Training in Henan Province
Conclusion Novel surgical aseptic technique and application in the curriculum design of training for OR nurses should be developed to enhance their mastery of theoretical and practical skills and to modify their behaviors. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Digital Resources for Nursing Education: Open Courseware and Massive Open Online Courses
This article provides the reader with a brief history of the development of OCW and MOOCs, conceptual descriptions, and guidance about how to access and use these new online resources. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Pilot Study: Nursing Students ’ Perceptions of the Environment in Two Different Clinical Models
Conclusion A definitive and inferential relationship between sub-scales and clinical models, namely, block and non-block dispersed models, could not be determined because of the small sample size of the block clinical model. Hence, further research should be performed. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Infertility Self-Efficacy Scale
Conclusion This 16-item CISE is a reliable and valid measure to evaluate perceived self-efficacy among a sample of Chinese women who underwent infertility treatment. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A qualitative study on nurses ’ reactions to inpatient suicide in general hospital
Conclusions The well-being of nurses who have experienced inpatients suicide is stressed. Effective interventions are crucial for them to better cope with the negative consequences of inpatient suicide. Relevance to clinical practice The study may help administrators fully understand the impact of inpatient suicides on nurses in general hospital. It was served as evidence and foundation to develop effective strategies and to offer individual support and continuing education. Then nurses will be facilitate suicide prevention skills, get soon recovery. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 5, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Enhancing nursing education through academic clinical partnership: An integrative review
This study described the role of academic clinical partnership in strengthening nursing education. A search of ScienceDirect, Pub Med, Medline and PsychINFO on EBCSOhost and Google scholar was conducted using the following key words; academic clinical collaboration, academic clinical partnership, academic practitioner gap, college hospital partnership or/and nursing. In addition peer reviewed reports on academic clinical partnership in nursing were included in the search. Thirty three records for the period 2002 to 2016 were reviewed. Six themes emerged from the review; mutual and shared goals, evidence based practice, res...
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - August 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Quality of Life, Self-care Knowledge Access, and Self-care Needs in Patients with Colon stomas One Month after Surgery in a Chinese Tumor Hospital
Conclusion The QoL of this population was not good. Self-care program can be developed in accordance with their needs and education background. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - July 31, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: research