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  1. Research article

    School Nurses’ perspectives on the role of the school nurse in health education and health promotion in England: a qualitative study

    The role of the school nurse is complex with many possible elements identified by previous research. The aim of this study is to understand perceptions of the role of the school nurse in order to support schoo...

    Beverley A. Hoekstra, Vicki L. Young, Charlotte V. Eley, Meredith K. D. Hawking and Cliodna A. M. McNulty

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:73

    Published on: 30 December 2016

  2. Research article

    Feasibility of training practice nurses to deliver a psychosocial intervention within a collaborative care framework for people with depression and long-term conditions

    Practice nurses (PNs) deliver much of the chronic disease management in primary care and have been highlighted as appropriately placed within the service to manage patients with long-term physical conditions (...

    Lisa A. D. Webster, David Ekers and Carolyn A. Chew-Graham

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:71

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  3. Meeting abstracts

    European Academy of Nursing Science 2016 Summer Conference

    Walter Sermeus, Nicky Cullum, Katrin Balzer, Rhian Schröder, Anne Junghans, Ute Stahl, Jens-Martin Träder, Sascha Köpke, Martin N. Dichter, Rebecca Palm, Margareta Halek, Sabine Bartholomeyczik, Gabriele Meyer, Daniela Holle, Rabea Graf, Ute Rosier…

    BMC Nursing 2016 15(Suppl 1):67

    Published on: 6 December 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  4. Research article

    Documentation and communication of nutritional care for elderly hospitalized patients: perspectives of nurses and undergraduate nurses in hospitals and nursing homes

    Nutritional care is a basic human right for all people. Nevertheless, undernourishment is known to be a frequent and serious health care problem among elderly hospitalized patients in Western Europe. Nutrition...

    Kristin Halvorsen, Helene Kjøllesdal Eide, Kjersti Sortland and Kari Almendingen

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:70

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  5. Research article

    Differences in the working pattern among wound, ostomy, and continence nurses with and without conducting the specified medical act: a multicenter time and motion study

    To overcome the shortage of medical care delivery in the rapidly aging Japanese society, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2010 started to train the nurses to be able to conduct the specified medic...

    Yukie Sakai, Tomoe Yokono, Yuko Mizokami, Hiromi Sanada, Mayumi Okuwa, Toshio Nakatani and Junko Sugama

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:69

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  6. Research article

    Assessing nursing staff’s competences in mobility support in nursing-home care: development and psychometric testing of the Kinaesthetics Competence (KC) observation instrument

    Between 75 and 89% of residents living in long-term care facilities have limited mobility. Nurses as well as other licensed and unlicensed personnel directly involved in resident care are in a key position to ...

    Heidrun Gattinger, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Virpi Hantikainen, Sascha Köpke, Stefan Ott and Beate Senn

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:65

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  7. Research article

    Nurses’ perceptions of a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle: a qualitative descriptive study

    Pressure ulcer prevention is a critical patient safety indicator for acute care hospitals. An innovative pressure ulcer prevention care bundle targeting patient participation in their care was recently tested ...

    Shelley Roberts, Elizabeth McInnes, Marianne Wallis, Tracey Bucknall, Merrilyn Banks and Wendy Chaboyer

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:64

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  8. Research article

    Pilot testing a model of psychological care for heart transplant recipients

    Anxiety and depression are common after heart transplantation. This study aimed to pilot test the feasibility of a clinical model of psychological care for heart transplant recipients. The model of care involv...

    Aaron Conway, Judith Sheridan, Joanne Maddicks-Law and Paul Fulbrook

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:62

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  9. Study protocol

    ECAMulticapa: Effectiveness of double-layered compression therapy for healing venous ulcers in primary care: a Study Protocol

    Chronic venous insufficiency, in its final stage can cause venous ulcers. Venous ulcers have a prevalence of 0.5 % to 0.8 % in the general population, and increases starting at 60 years of age. This condition ...

    Carmen Folguera-Álvarez, Sofia Garrido-Elustondo, José Verdú-Soriano, Diana García-García-Alcalá, Mónica Sánchez-Hernández, Oscar German Torres-de Castro, Maria Luisa Barceló-Fidalgo, Olga Martínez-González, Lidia Ardiaca-Burgués, Carmen Solano-Villarrubia, Pilar Raquel Lebracón-Cortés, Carmen Molins-Santos, Mar Fresno-Flores, Maria Carmen Cánovas-Lago, Luisa Fernanda Benito-Herranz, Maria Teresa García-Sánchez…

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:58

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  10. Research article

    Retaining early career registered nurses: a case study

    A core objective of the Australian health system is to provide high quality, safe health care that meets the needs of all Australians. To achieve this, an adequate and effective workforce must support the deli...

    Jane Mills, Jennifer Chamberlain-Salaun, Helena Harrison, Karen Yates and Andrea O’Shea

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:57

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  11. Research article

    The impact of occupational stress on nurses’ caring behaviors and their health related quality of life

    Nursing is perceived as a strenuous job. Although past research has documented that stress influences nurses’ health in association with quality of life, the relation between stress and caring behaviors remain...

    Pavlos Sarafis, Eirini Rousaki, Andreas Tsounis, Maria Malliarou, Liana Lahana, Panagiotis Bamidis, Dimitris Niakas and Evridiki Papastavrou

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:56

    Published on: 27 September 2016

  12. Research article

    Motivational interviewing competencies among UK family nurse partnership nurses: a process evaluation component of the building blocks trial

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling approach to behaviour change which is increasingly being used in public health settings, either as a stand-alone approach or in combination with o...

    Sue Channon, Marie-Jet Bekkers, Julia Sanders, Rebecca Cannings-John, Laura Robertson, Kristina Bennert, Christopher Butler, Kerenza Hood and Michael Robling

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:55

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  13. Research article

    Safety climate and readiness for implementation of evidence and person centered practice – A national study of registered nurses in general surgical care at Swedish university hospitals

    The rationale behind this study is the increasing research on relationships between patient safety, evidence based practice and person centered care, and the growing interest in outcomes of surgical patients. ...

    Camilla Olsson, Anna Forsberg and Kristofer Bjerså

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:54

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  14. Research article

    Evaluation of person-centred care after hip replacement-a controlled before and after study on the effects of fear of movement and self-efficacy compared to standard care

    The goal of total hip arthroplasty (THA) is optimal pain relief and a normalized health-related quality of life. Anxious patients describe more pain and more difficulties than non-anxious patients during rehab...

    Lars-Eric Olsson, Elisabeth Hansson and Inger Ekman

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:53

    Published on: 9 September 2016

  15. Research article

    Possible effects of a course in cardiovascular nursing on prehospital care of patients experiencing suspected acute coronary syndrome: a cluster randomised controlled trial

    Current research suggests that nurses can influence the outcome for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of this study has been to evaluate whether a course in cardiovascular nursing (CVN) can ...

    Birgitta Wireklint Sundström, Mats Holmberg, Johan Herlitz, Thomas Karlsson and Henrik Andersson

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:52

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  16. Research article

    Pre-term and post-term births: predictors and implications on neonatal mortality in Northern Ethiopia

    Pre-term and post-term births are major determinants of neonatal mortality, including short- and long-term morbidity. In developing countries, where pre-term and post-term births are disproportionately common,...

    Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Wondwossen Terefe Lerebo, Abadi Kidanemariam, Gebremedhin Gebrezgiabher and Yemane Berhane

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:48

    Published on: 5 August 2016

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