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  1. A lower recruitment and high turnover rate of registered nurses have resulted in a global shortage of nurses. In the UK, prior to the COVID-19 epidemic, nurses’ intention to leave rates were between 30 and 50%...

    Authors: Michaela Senek, Steven Robertson, Tony Ryan, Rachel King, Emily Wood, Bethany Taylor and Angela Tod

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:88

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The clinical learning environment is an important part of the nursing and midwifery training as it helps students to integrate theory into clinical practice. However, not all clinical learning environments fos...

    Authors: B. C. Mbakaya, F. W. Kalembo, M. Zgambo, A. Konyani, F. Lungu, B. Tveit, A. Kaasen, M. Simango and T. Bvumbwe

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:87

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  3. Scientific knowledge and theory constitute part of the nurse’s competence and evidence-based nursing practice. To obtain and maintain these skills, nurses require access to research utilization. The aim of the...

    Authors: Aud Moe and Ingela Enmarker

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:86

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  4. Childhood obesity is a global health concern. Early intervention to help parents adopt best practice for infant feeding and physical activity is critical for maintaining healthy weight. Australian governments ...

    Authors: Heilok Cheng, Rosslyn Eames-Brown, Alison Tutt, Rachel Laws, Victoria Blight, Anne McKenzie, Chris Rossiter, Karen Campbell, Kyra Sim, Cathrine Fowler, Rochelle Seabury and Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:84

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  5. The nurse workforce shortage, partially caused by high work turnover, is an important factor influencing the quality of patient care. Because previous studies concerning Chinese nurse work turnover were predom...

    Authors: Jiao Ye, Aimei Mao, Jialin Wang, Chizimuzo T. C. Okoli, Yuan Zhang, Huiqiong Shuai, Min Lin, Bo Chen and Linli Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:85

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Sleep disturbances are common in people with dementia. In nursing homes, this is frequently associated with residents’ challenging behavior and potentially with nurses’ burden. This study examined nurses’ burd...

    Authors: Denise Wilfling, Martin N. Dichter, Diana Trutschel and Sascha Köpke

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:83

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Evaluation of triage nurses’ professional capability is integral to identifying potentials for professional development and nurses’ educational needs, thus, there is a need for valid instruments to assess thei...

    Authors: Mostafa Bijani, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Mohammad Fararouei and Camellia Torabizadeh

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:82

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Nurses are particularly vulnerable to acquiring tuberculosis (TB) because they are in the frontline of patient care. There is inadequate implementation of cost-effective TB infection control (TBIC) measures in...

    Authors: Patrick Aboh Akande

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:81

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Extramuralisation in healthcare has influenced medical and nursing curricula internationally with the incorporation of themes related to primary/ community care. Despite this, students do not easily change the...

    Authors: Margriet van Iersel, Corine H. M. Latour, Marjon van Rijn, Rien de Vos, Paul A. Kirschner and Wilma J. M. Scholte op Reimer

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:80

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Nurses’ turnover is a global concern which if not handled well can harm the productivity of an organization. The high turnover rate of health workers critically affects the health system, particularly in count...

    Authors: Dawit Gebregziabher, Eskedar Berhanie, Hagos Berihu, Addis Belstie and Girmay Teklay

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:79

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Immersive Virtual Reality (iVR) storytelling is a concept that merges ground-breaking virtual reality technology with the traditional art of storytelling. Virtual reality storytelling offers a rare opportunity...

    Authors: Philip Hardie, Andrew Darley, Lorraine Carroll, Catherine Redmond, Abraham Campbell and Suzi Jarvis

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:78

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Globally, the burden of tuberculosis or human immunodeficiency virus (TB/HIV) is at 24% and this alarming rate compelled the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the African region as a critical workforc...

    Authors: Lufuno Makhado, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele, Rachel Tsakani Lebese and Sonto Maria Maputle

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:77

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The clinical clerkship is a crucial stage in nursing training, yet a dissatisfaction at this stage may cause a nurse to quit in future. This study aimed to investigate the relationship among personality dimens...

    Authors: Yasser Rezapour-Mirsaleh and Mahdi Aghabagheri

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:76

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Foot care knowledge and practices among nurses and care workers in the community greatly impact foot health maintenance and prevention of foot-related problems among older people. This study aimed to explore a...

    Authors: Kashiko Fujii, Takuyuki Komoda, Atsuko Maekawa and Mariko Nishikawa

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:75

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Professional competence and continuous professional development is essential for ensuring high quality and safe nursing care, and it might be important for motivating nurses to stay in the profession. Thus, th...

    Authors: Renée Allvin, Birgitta Bisholt, Karin Blomberg, Carina Bååth and Sigrid Wangensteen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:74

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The shortened length of hospital stays (LOS) requires efficient and patient-participatory perioperative nursing approaches to enable early and safe discharge from hospitals for patients undergoing total hip ar...

    Authors: Maria Pulkkinen, Irma Jousela, Janne Engblom, Sanna Salanterä and Kristiina Junttila

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:73

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  17. Delirium is an acute disturbance characterized by fluctuating symptoms related to attention, awareness and recognition. Especially for elderly patients, delirium is frequently associated with high hospital cos...

    Authors: Manuela Bergjan, Max Zilezinski, Torsten Schwalbach, Christiana Franke, Hebun Erdur, Heinrich Jakob Audebert and Armin Hauß

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:72

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  18. The primary health care services are becoming increasingly complex, which presents challenges for the municipal nursing services. In Norway, municipal in-patient acute care (MipAC) has been introduced in all m...

    Authors: Torunn Kitty Vatnøy, Marianne Sundlisæter Skinner, Tor-Ivar Karlsen and Bjørg Dale

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:70

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  19. Nurses, particularly critical care nurses, are exposed to high levels of stress and burnout. Burnout is associated with many deleterious consequences affecting health care outcomes. The present study is intend...

    Authors: Sara Mahmoudi, Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Amir-Hosein Pishgooie, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh and Zahra Lotfi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:69

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The management of prediabetes in the community setting is a global priority. We evaluated the feasibility of a 6-month multilevel practice nurse-led prediabetes dietary intervention which involved goal setting...

    Authors: Lisa Whitehead, Courtney C. Glass, Sally L. Abel, Kiri Sharp and Kirsten J. Coppell

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:67

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The recognised relationship between oral health and general health, the rapidly increasing older population worldwide, and changes in the type of oral health care older people require have raised concerns for ...

    Authors: Vandana Bhagat, Ha Hoang, Leonard A. Crocombe and Lynette R. Goldberg

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:66

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Telephone nursing in primary healthcare has been suggested as a solution to the increased demand for easy access to healthcare, increased number of patients with complex problems, and lack of general practitio...

    Authors: Elenor Kaminsky, Ingrid Edvardsson Aurin, Katarina Hedin, Lisbet Andersson and Malin André

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:65

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Sexual harassment is complex and has occupational hazards in nursing. Nurses experienced it than other employees. Female nurses are with the highest rate in the profession. Our aim was to determine the prevale...

    Authors: Woldegebriel Gebregziabher Kahsay, Reza Negarandeh, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri and Marzieh Hasanpour

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:58

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nursing 2020 19:64

  24. Effective and routine mouth care is necessary for hospitalized patients as it helps to maintain the health of oral cavity and overall health. However, oral care is often overlooked and not prioritized in daily...

    Authors: Zewdi Amanuel Dagnew, Isayas Afewerki Abraham, Ghirmay Ghebreigziabher Beraki, Eyasu Habte Tesfamariam, Sibyl Mittler and Yobiel Zemhret Tesfamichael

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:63

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  25. Nurse practitioners’ role is always expanding. The Japanese Nurse Practitioner (JNP) system was initiated in 2015 to shift some aspects of doctors’ work to various other healthcare professionals, including nur...

    Authors: Shoko Sugiyama, Kyoko Asakura and Nozomu Takada

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:62

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  26. The Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse Teacher Scale (CLES+T) instrument is internationally used for the evaluation of clinical learning environment in undergraduate nursing education. However, ...

    Authors: Dorota Ozga, Aleksandra Gutysz-Wojnicka, Bogumił Lewandowski and Beata Dobrowolska

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:61

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  27. Moral emotions are a key element of our human morals. Emotions play an important role in the caring process. Decision-making and assessment in emergency situations are complex and they frequently result in dif...

    Authors: María F. Jiménez-Herrera, Mireia Llauradó-Serra, Sagrario Acebedo-Urdiales, Leticia Bazo-Hernández, Isabel Font-Jiménez and Christer Axelsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:60

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  28. Studies have highlighted deficiencies in the information given by nurses to surgical patients. Studies also show that the role of the nurse in connection with the discharge of patients after surgery is unclear...

    Authors: Kyriakos Theodoridis, Adina Noghi and Gunilla Borglin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:59

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  29. Nursing student numbers have risen in response to projected registered nurse shortfalls, increasing numbers of new graduates requiring transitional support and pressure on clinical placements. A Collaborative ...

    Authors: Thea F. van de Mortel, Lyn Armit, Brenton Shanahan, Judith Needham, Candy Brown, Eileen Grafton, Michelle Havell, Amanda Henderson and Laurie Grealish

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:57

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  30. Community psychiatric nurses work in extremely stressful environments with intense patient relationships as they try to prevent self-harm and manage aggressive behaviors. In order to improve their ability to m...

    Authors: Frederick Yaw Opare, Patience Aniteye, Agani Afaya and Nathaniel Glover-Meni

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:56

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  31. Intensive and critical-care nurses are the key to successful donor management in the critical-care setting. No studies measuring attitudes toward organ donor advocacy existed before 2011, when the 51-item Swed...

    Authors: Anne Flodén, Maria Stadtler, Stephanie E. Jones Collazo, Tom Mone, Rick Ash and Bengt Fridlund

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:55

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  32. To explore registered nurses’ (RNs’) experiences of practising person-centred care (PCC) by telephone with people diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or chronic heart failure.

    Authors: Eva Boström, Lilas Ali, Andreas Fors, Inger Ekman and Annette Erichsen Andersson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:54

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  33. The abundance of easy and accessible information and the rapid development of social networking sites (SNSs) have proven that the world is small and within reach. The great implication of this interconnectivit...

    Authors: Glenn Ford D. Valdez, Arcalyd Rose R. Cayaban, Sadeq Al-Fayyadh, Mehmet Korkmaz, Samira Obeid, Cheryl Lyn A. Sanchez, Muna B. Ajzoon, Howieda Fouly and Jonas P. Cruz

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:52

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  34. Pressure ulcer is largely avoidable, but its prevalence rate increased more than 80% in a 13 years study. Nurses have a great position to advance best practices towards the prevention of pressure ulcers. There...

    Authors: Ezedin Molla Muhammed, Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Yemataw Zewdu Temachu and Tarkie Abebe Walle

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:51

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  35. Carriers of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) experience a variety of personal and social consequences, despite the asymptomatic nature of carriage. Some of these consequences are inherent to the...

    Authors: Lotte van Heuvel, Renske Eilers, Sabiena G. Feenstra, Manon R. Haverkate and Aura Timen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:50

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  36. Moral competencies are essential for nursing work. Professional identity is a set of values and beliefs that a person has about her/his job, which includes moral values as well. The development of moral compet...

    Authors: Sahar Haghighat, Fariba Borhani and Hadi Ranjbar

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:49

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  37. The hospitalization of children requires collaboration between parents and nurses in partnerships. This study examines parents’ and nurses’ experiences of ideal collaboration in treatment-centered and home-lik...

    Authors: Hildegunn Sundal and Solfrid Vatne

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:48

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  38. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the nursing profession faces significant challenges including; failure to recruit high school students into nursing education, poor nursing identity, and lack of awareness about...

    Authors: Hala Elmorshedy, Abrar AlAmrani, Mona Hassan Ahmed Hassan, Amel Fayed and Susan Ann Albrecht

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:47

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  39. Intermittent claudication (IC) is a classic symptom of peripheral arterial disease, and strongly associated with coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. Treatment of IC and secondary prevention of ...

    Authors: Sara Haile, Anneli Linné, Unn-Britt Johansson and Eva Joelsson-Alm

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:45

    Content type: Study protocol

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  40. The current state of evidence regarding measures that assess evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) competence attributes (i.e., knowledge, skills, attitudes/beliefs, behaviours) among nurses is unknown. Thi...

    Authors: Emily Belita, Janet E. Squires, Jennifer Yost, Rebecca Ganann, Trish Burnett and Maureen Dobbins

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:44

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  41. Moral courage is one of the fundamental values of nursing profession and a powerful method of coping with ethical problems. Psychological empowerment is a suitable method of enabling individuals to coping ment...

    Authors: Zahra Khoshmehr, Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Khadijeh Nasiriani and Hossein Fallahzadeh

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:43

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  42. To develop and validate a shared governance feasibility instrument in schools of nursing in Iran with respect to the nature of the profession and the sociocultural context of the Iranian community.

    Authors: Maryam Sattarzadeh-Pashabeig, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Mohammad-Mehdi Sadoughi, Alice Khachian, Mansoureh Zagheri-Tafreshi and Alessandro Stievano

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:42

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  43. Meaning in life (MiL) is considered to be an important part of health and is associated with many positive outcomes in older adults, such as quality of life and longevity. As health promotors, nurses may take ...

    Authors: Susan Hupkens, Marleen Goumans, Peter Derkx and Anja Machielse

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:41

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  44. Practice facilitation is a method of introducing and sustaining organizational change. It involves the use of skilled healthcare professionals called practice facilitators (PFs) to help address the challenges ...

    Authors: Lindsay Shade, Kelly Reeves, Jennifer Rees, Lori Hendrickson, Jacqueline Halladay, Rowena J. Dolor, Paul Bray and Hazel Tapp

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:40

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  45. Clinical dishonesty is a complex problem that threatens the health and safety of patients. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between clinical dishonesty and perceived clinical stress in nursing ...

    Authors: Foozieh Rafati, Behnaz Bagherian, Parvin Mangolian shahrbabaki and Zahra Imani Goghary

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:39

    Content type: Research article

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