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  1. Content type: Research article

    Work–family conflict (WFC) is a crucial problem in nursing because of the demanding conditions of the job, such as strenuous shifts, physical and emotional workload, and intense patient involvement. Using a mu...

    Authors: Maura Galletta, Igor Portoghese, Paola Melis, Cesar Ivan Aviles Gonzalez, Gabriele Finco, Ernesto D’Aloja, Paolo Contu and Marcello Campagna

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:5

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    Therapeutic communication is essential in the provision of quality healthcare to patients. The purpose of this study was to explore the perceived barriers to effective therapeutic communication among patients ...

    Authors: Vida Maame Kissiwaa Amoah, Reindolf Anokye, Dorothy Serwaa Boakye, Enoch Acheampong, Amy Budu-Ainooson, Emelia Okyere, Gifty Kumi-Boateng, Cynthia Yeboah and Jennifer Owusu Afriyie

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:4

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    Authors: AnneLoes van Staa, Janet Been-Dahmen, Heleen van der Stege, Denise Beck, Mirjam Tielen, Marleen van Buren, Cora Braat, Emma Massey, Wendy Oldenmenger and Erwin Ista

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:3

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    The original article was published in BMC Nursing 2018 17:34

  4. Content type: Research article

    Implementation of reflective practice groups in psychiatric and mental health contexts might improve the quality of care through promoting self-awareness, clinical insight, and facilitating stress management a...

    Authors: S. Gabrielsson, Å. Engström and S. Gustafsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:2

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    In meeting the global standard of patient safety, quality care and nursing leadership, countries are urged by the World Health Organisation to have a greater proportion of nurses educated to degree level or hi...

    Authors: Confidence Alorse Atakro, Ernestina Armah, Awube Menlah, Isabella Garti, Stella Boatemaa Addo, Peter Adatara and George Sedinam Boni

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:1

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    It is recognised worldwide that the skills of nursing students concerning patient safety is still not optimal. The role of clinical instructors is to instil in students the importance of patient safety. Theref...

    Authors: Linda Wieke Noviyanti, Hanny Handiyani and Dewi Gayatri

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17(Suppl 2):53

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  7. Content type: Research

    Despite the inevitable growing rate of nurse turnover worldwide and its consequences, limited empirical data has been published in Indonesia. This study aims to describe the nurse turnover pattern at private h...

    Authors: Aryo Dewanto and Viera Wardhani

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17(Suppl 2):52

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Pain is one of cancer patients’ most frequent and distressing symptoms; however, analgesics’ side effects often increase symptom burden. Further, with the home rapidly becoming the primary cancer care setting,...

    Authors: Sabine Valenta, Rebecca Spirig, Christine Miaskowski, Kathrin Zaugg and Elisabeth Spichiger

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:54

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests that registered nurses (RNs) do not feel adequately prepared to support patients with intellectual disability disorder (IDD). This is unsurprising, as few European health sciences curricula i...

    Authors: Marie Appelgren, Christel Bahtsevani, Karin Persson and Gunilla Borglin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:51

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  10. Content type: Research article

    To adopt a healthy lifestyle is considered an essential component of nursing education. Self-rated health is a subjective assessment of health status and is consistent with objective health status. Previous st...

    Authors: Susan Ka Yee CHOW, Kin-Man LAM, Shih-Hung LIE, Ka-Chun MAK, Ka-Chun MONG, Chun-Man SO and Wai-Yip YUEN

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:50

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  11. Content type: Research article

    A changing sociodemographic landscape has seen rising numbers of people with two or more long-term health conditions. Multimorbidity presents numerous challenges for patients and families and those who work in...

    Authors: Siobhan O’Connor, Christi Deaton, Fiona Nolan and Bridget Johnston

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:49

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  12. Content type: Research article

    People affected by head and neck cancer (HNC) experience a variety of multifaceted health-related problems during the treatment process, based on both the disease and side effects, several years after the trea...

    Authors: Ingalill Koinberg, Elisabeth Hansson Olofsson, Eric Carlström and Lars-Eric Olsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:48

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Humanistic nursing practice constitutes the cornerstone of the nursing profession. However, according to some authors, such practice tends to fade over time in favour of non-humanistic behaviours. To contrast ...

    Authors: Philippe Delmas, Louise O’Reilly, Chantal Cara, Sylvain Brousseau, Jean Weidmann, Delphine Roulet-Schwab, Isabelle Ledoux, Jérôme Pasquier, Matteo Antonini and Tanja Bellier-Teichmann

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:47

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    Sharing tasks with lower cadre workers may help ease the burden of work on the constrained nursing workforce in low- and middle-income countries but the quality and safety issues associated with shifting tasks...

    Authors: Gregory B. Omondi, George Serem, Nancy Abuya, David Gathara, Neville A. Stanton, Dorothy Agedo, Mike English and Georgina A. V. Murphy

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:46

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    Access to, and use of, mobile or portable devices for learning at point of care within Australian healthcare environments is poorly governed. An absence of clear direction at systems, organisation and individu...

    Authors: Carey Ann Mather, Elizabeth Anne Cummings and Fred Gale

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:44

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Nurse turnover has a negative impact on the ability to meet patient needs and provide a high quality of care, which may create more stress on other staff due to increased workloads. This can lead to critical c...

    Authors: Bayan Kaddourah, Amani K. Abu-Shaheen and Mohamad Al-Tannir

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:43

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is a considerable prevalence of and an increasing attention to emotional problems in families with infants. Yet, knowledge is scant of how to create efficient and accessible mental health services for th...

    Authors: Katarina Kornaros, Sofia Zwedberg, Eva Nissen and Björn Salomonsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:42

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The StartingTogether program (in Dutch SamenStarten) is a family-centred method for early identification of social-emotional and behavioural problems in young children. Nurses in preventive child health care f...

    Authors: Olivier Anne Blanson Henkemans, Marjolein Keij, Marc Grootjen, Mascha Kamphuis and Anna Dijkshoorn

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:41

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    Chronically ill persons experience conditions of life that can become unbearable, resulting in the wish to end their life prematurely. Relatives confronted with this wish experience ambivalence between loyalty...

    Authors: Nadine Saladin, Wilfried Schnepp and André Fringer

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:39

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Older patients with a hip fracture require specialized emergency care and their first healthcare encounter before arriving at the hospital is often with the ambulance service. Since 2005 there has been a regis...

    Authors: Glenn Larsson, Ulf Strömberg, Cecilia Rogmark and Anna Nilsdotter

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:38

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Critically ill patients and their relatives have complex needs for support during their stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) and the post-ICU rehabilitation period. Diaries written by nurses have proven benef...

    Authors: Anne Højager Nielsen, Sanne Angel, Ingrid Egerod and Torben Bæk Hansen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:37

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Due to the high morbidity and disability level among diabetes patients in nursing homes, the conditions for caregivers are exceedingly complex and challenging. The patient safety culture in nursing homes shoul...

    Authors: Irit Titlestad, Anne Haugstvedt, Jannicke Igland and Marit Graue

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:36

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Self-medication is the use of one or more medications without physician’s diagnosis, opinion, or prescription and supervision, which includes the use of herbal or chemical drugs. Todays, self-medication is one...

    Authors: Ali Soroush, Alireza Abdi, Bahare Andayeshgar, Afsoon Vahdat and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:35

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer accounted for 1.03% of all deaths in 2014 in Eritrea. Yet the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of the population in general or the health personnel in the country in relation to the diseas...

    Authors: Amanuel Kidane Andegiorgish, Eyob Azeria Kidane and Merhawi Teklezgi Gebrezgi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:33

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Teamwork during obstetric emergency ensures good outcomes for both the woman and her baby. Effective teams are characterised by mutual respect, support, and cooperation among team members.

    Authors: Zukiswa Brenda Ntlokonkulu, Ntombana Mc’deline Rala and Daniel Ter Goon

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:31

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Given the great symptom burden associated with chemotherapy on the one hand and generally poor self-management of symptoms by cancer patients on the other hand, our aim was to develop a nursing intervention to...

    Authors: Annemarie Coolbrandt, Hans Wildiers, Bert Aertgeerts, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Theo van Achterberg and Koen Milisen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:28

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    The shortage of nursing professionals is of growing concern. The causes of this include the demanding physical and mental workload, leading to a dropout of nurses that may start during their education. However...

    Authors: Ellen J. M. Bakker, Jos H. A. M. Kox, Harald S. Miedema, Sita Bierma-Zeinstra, Jos Runhaar, Cécile R. L. Boot, Allard J. van der Beek and Pepijn D. D. M. Roelofs

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:27

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Research into evidence-based practice has been extensively explored in nursing and there is strong recognition that the organizational context influences implementation. A range of barriers has been identified...

    Authors: Wendy Gifford, Qing Zhang, Shaolin Chen, Barbara Davies, Rihua Xie, Shi-Wu Wen and Gillian Harvey

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:26

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) programmes promote not only child health but serve as a service delivery strategy to enhance coverage for other crucial nutrition-specific interventions. This study compar...

    Authors: Faith Agbozo, Esi Colecraft, Albrecht Jahn and Timothy Guetterman

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:25

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Maternal and Child Health Aides are the largest nursing cadre in Sierra Leone providing maternal and child health care at primary level. Poor healthcare infrastructure and persistent shortage of suitably quali...

    Authors: Susan Jones, Somasundari Gopalakrishnan, Charles A. Ameh, Brian Faragher, Betty Sam, Roderick R. Labicane, Hossinatu Kanu, Fatmata Dabo, Makally Mansary, Rugiatu Kanu and Nynke van den Broek

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:24

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Clinical practicum is an integral part of nursing education because it provides students with opportunities to perform nursing care and practice specific nursing tasks. In Ghana, little is known about the expe...

    Authors: Charles Ampong Adjei, Collins Sarpong, Priscilla Adumoah Attafuah, Ninon P. Amertil and Yaw Abayie Akosah

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:23

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Lifestyle counseling is described as a “major breakthrough” in the control of chronic diseases. Counseling can be challenging to nurses due their lack of motivation to counsel, hesitancy to appear non-judgment...

    Authors: Michelle Lobchuk, Lisa Hoplock, Gayle Halas, Christina West, Cheryl Dika, Wilma Schroeder, Terri Ashcroft, Kathleen Chambers Clouston and Jocelyne Lemoine

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:21

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  33. Content type: Research article

    It is important that mental health nursing students at Bachelor level obtain effective communication skills. Many students dread the fact that in the mental health field they will encounter patients and relati...

    Authors: Merete Furnes, Kari Sofie Kvaal and Sevald Høye

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:20

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The evaluation and treatment of older people’s nutritional care is generally viewed as a low priority by nurses. However, given that eating and drinking are fundamental human activities, the support and enhanc...

    Authors: Katarina Sjögren Forss, Jane Nilsson and Gunilla Borglin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:19

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Developing health services is a key strategy for improving the community health provided by public health nurses. However, an effective educational program for improving their skills in planning such services ...

    Authors: Kyoko Yoshioka-Maeda, Takafumi Katayama, Misa Shiomi and Noriko Hosoya

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:18

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  36. Content type: Research article

    During the past two decades, attempts have been made to describe nurses’ contributions to the rehabilitation of inpatients following stroke. There is currently a lack of interventions that integrate the divers...

    Authors: M. I. Loft, B. A. Esbensen, K. Kirk, L. Pedersen, B. Martinsen, H. Iversen, L. L. Mathiesen and I. Poulsen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:17

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Public health nurses (PHNs) care for and support late preterm infants (LPIs) and their families when they go home from the hospital. PHNs require evidence-informed guidelines to ensure appropriate and consiste...

    Authors: Genevieve Currie, Aliyah Dosani, Shahirose S. Premji, Sandra M. Reilly, Abhay K. Lodha and Marilyn Young

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:16

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Heart surgery patients are more at risk of poor peripheral perfusion, and peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2) measurement is regular care for continuous analysis of blood oxygen saturation in these p...

    Authors: Sohila Seifi, Alireza Khatony, Gholamreza Moradi, Alireza Abdi and Farid Najafi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:15

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  39. Content type: Research article

    To ensure high quality patient care an effective interprofessional collaboration between healthcare professionals is required. Interprofessional education (IPE) has a positive impact on team work in daily heal...

    Authors: Sabine Homeyer, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Peter Hingst, Roman F. Oppermann and Adina Dreier-Wolfgramm

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:13

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Throughout many countries, professional bodies rely on yearly self-assessment of competence for ongoing registration; therefore, nursing competence is pivotal to safe clinical practice. Our aim was to describe...

    Authors: Brigid M. Gillespie, Emma B. Harbeck, Karin Falk-Brynhildsen, Ulrica Nilsson and Maria Jaensson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:12

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