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  1. Research article

    Tensions in learning professional identities – nursing students’ narratives and participation in practical skills during their clinical practice: an ethnographic study

    Clinical practice is a pivotal part of nursing education. It provides students with the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills they have acquired from lectures into practice with real patients, under the ...

    Mona Ewertsson, Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Renée Allvin and Karin Blomberg

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:48

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  2. Research article

    What establishes an excellent nurse? A focus group and Delphi panel approach

    Over the past few years, the complexity of the health care system in which nurses are required to practice has increased considerably, magnifying the need for excellent professionals with a specific set of kno...

    Wolter Paans, Patricia Robbe, Inge Wijkamp and Marca V. C. Wolfensberger

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:45

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Organisational and environmental characteristics of residential aged care units providing highly person-centred care: a cross sectional study

    Few studies have empirically investigated factors that define residential aged care units that are perceived as being highly person-centred. The purpose of this study was to explore factors characterising resi...

    Karin Sjögren, Marie Lindkvist, Per-Olof Sandman, Karin Zingmark and David Edvardsson

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:44

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Assessment of nurses interventions in the Management of Clinical Alarms in the critical care unit, Kenyatta National Hospital, a cross sectional study

    Alarms in the critical areas are an important component of most of the machines as they alert nurses on the change in the patients’ condition. Most patients in the critical care units cannot speak for themselv...

    Lucy W. Meng’anyi, Lilian A. Omondi and Margaret N. Muiva

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:41

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Aspects of family caregiving as addressed in planned discussions between nurses, patients with chronic diseases and family caregivers: a qualitative content analysis

    Caregiving by family members of elderly with chronic conditions is currently intensifying in the context of an aging population and health care reform in the Netherlands. It is essential that nurses have atten...

    E. I. Hagedoorn, W. Paans, T. Jaarsma, J. C. Keers, C. van der Schans and M. Louise Luttik

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:37

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  6. Research article

    “Can you keep it real?” : Practical, and culturally tailored lifestyle recommendations by Mexican American women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study

    The purpose of this article is to engage clinicians in a dialogue about ideas on how to provide more specific, contextually relevant, practical and culturally tailored diabetes self-management recommendations ...

    Sandra Benavides-Vaello, Sharon A. Brown and Roxanne Vandermause

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:36

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Conceptualising a model to guide nursing and midwifery in the community guided by an evidence review

    Successful models of nursing and midwifery in the community delivering healthcare throughout the lifespan and across a health and illness continuum are limited, yet necessary to guide global health services. P...

    Patricia Leahy-Warren, Helen Mulcahy, Lazelle Benefield, Colin Bradley, Alice Coffey, Ann Donohoe, Serena Fitzgerald, Tim Frawley, Elizabeth Healy, Maria Healy, Marcella Kelly, Bernard McCarthy, Kathleen McLoughlin, Catherine Meagher, Rhona O’Connell, Aoife O’Mahony…

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:35

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  8. Study protocol

    “Teamwork in hospitals”: a quasi-experimental study protocol applying a human factors approach

    Effective teamwork and sufficient communication are critical components essential to patient safety in today’s specialized and complex healthcare services. Team training is important for an improved efficiency...

    Randi Ballangrud, Sissel Eikeland Husebø, Karina Aase, Oddveig Reiersdal Aaberg, Anne Vifladt, Geir Vegard Berg and Marie Louise Hall-Lord

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:34

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  9. Meeting abstracts

    European Academy of Nursing Science and the Swedish Society of Nursing Summer Conference 2017: The Future Direction of European Nursing and Nursing Research

    Denise F. Polit, Souraya Sidani, David A. Richards, Ania Willman, Alison Kitson, Marleen Huijben-Schoenmakers, Arno Rademaker, Erik Scherder, Kaisa Bjuresäter, Maria Larsson, Ulrika Bergsten, Margaret Coulter Smith, Claire Pearson, Savina Tropea, Fiona O’May, Lindesay Irvine…

    BMC Nursing 2017 16(Suppl 1):32

    Published on: 27 June 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  10. Research article

    Lifespan and associated factors of peripheral intravenous Cannula among infants admitted in public hospitals of Mekelle City, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2016

    Peripheral Intravenous cannula (IV) is the most common vascular access device used to administer medications with the exception of medication or fluid with high or low PH or hyperosmolarity which may cause sev...

    Eskedar Birhane, Kalayou Kidanu, Mekuria Kassa, Dawit Gerezgiher, Lidia Tsegay, Brhanu Weldu, Genet Kidane and Hadgu Gerensea

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:33

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  11. Research article

    The challenges and opportunities of translating best practice immunisation strategies among low performing general practices to reduce equity gaps in childhood immunisation coverage in New Zealand

    Immunisation coverage rates vary considerably at the local level across New Zealand and challenges remain with effectively translating best available research evidence into public health practice. This study a...

    Nikki M. Turner, Nadia A. Charania, Angela Chong, Joanna Stewart and Lynn Taylor

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:31

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Development and evaluation of a modified brief assertiveness training for nurses in the workplace: a single-group feasibility study

    Effective communication has a great impact on nurses’ job satisfaction, team relationships, as well as patient care/safety. Previous studies have highlighted the various beneficial effects of enhancing communi...

    Yohei Nakamura, Naoki Yoshinaga, Hiroki Tanoue, Sayaka Kato, Sayoko Nakamura, Keiko Aoishi and Yuko Shiraishi

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:29

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  13. Research article

    The use of life stories and its influence on persons with dementia, their relatives and staff – a systematic mixed studies review

    Dementia is an important predictor of nursing home admissions. Due to progressive dementia symptoms, over time it becomes difficult for persons with dementia to communicate their wishes and participate in deci...

    Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Mona Persenius, Carina Bååth and Ann Karin Helgesen

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:28

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  14. Research article

    Cross-sectional examination of the association between shift length and hospital nurses job satisfaction and nurse reported quality measures

    Twenty-four hour nursing care involves shift work including 12-h shifts. England is unusual in deploying a mix of shift patterns. International evidence on the effects of such shifts is growing. A secondary an...

    Jane Ball, Tina Day, Trevor Murrells, Chiara Dall’Ora, Anne Marie Rafferty, Peter Griffiths and Jill Maben

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:26

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  15. Research article

    The association between higher nurse staffing standards in the fee schedules and the geographic distribution of hospital nurses: A cross-sectional study using nationwide administrative data

    In Japan, the revision of the fee schedules in 2006 introduced a new category of general care ward for more advanced care, with a higher staffing standard, a patient-to-nurse ratio of 7:1. Previous studies hav...

    Noriko Morioka, Jun Tomio, Toshikazu Seto and Yasuki Kobayashi

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:25

    Published on: 23 May 2017

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