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Nursing and Interprofessional Education

Section edited by Lesley Wilkes

This section concerns all aspects of nursing and inter-professional education including, but not limited to: theory development, innovative curriculum design, technology integration into classroom, online teaching, student/faculty competences and continuous education.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Professional values of nursing students may be changed considerably by curricula. This highlights the importance of the integration of professional values into nursing students’ curricula. The present study ai...

    Authors: Batool Poorchangizi, Fariba Borhani, Abbas Abbaszadeh, Moghaddameh Mirzaee and Jamileh Farokhzadian

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:26

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Despite the global rise in the number of nurses upgrading from Registered Nursing (RN) to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), studies have indicated that successful role transition is difficult once the nu...

    Authors: John Baptist Asiimwe, Mercy Muwema and Karen Drake

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:18

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Medication errors (MEs) are unintended failures in the drug treatment process that can occur during prescription, dispensing, storing, preparation or administration of medications. High alert medications (HAMs...

    Authors: Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Samar M. Khaled, Baraa M. Kawasmi, Ahed M. Habeba, Ayat T. Hamadneh, Hanan H. Anabosi, Asma’a Bani Fadel, Waleed M. Sweileh, Rahmat Awang and Samah W. Al-Jabi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:11

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Nosocomial infections remain a global health problem and they are considered as one of the leading causes of increased morbidity and mortality. In-service training courses related to infection control measures...

    Authors: Gamil Alrubaiee, Anisah Baharom, Ibrahim Faisal, Kadir Shahar Hayati, Shaffe Mohd. Daud and Huda Omer Basaleem

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:10

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nursing 2019 18:15

  5. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Research article

    All parents in Sweden are invited to child health service (CHS) parental groups, however only 49% of the families participate. The way the parental groups are managed has been shown to be of importance for how...

    Authors: Åsa Lefèvre, Pia Lundqvist, Eva Drevenhorn and Inger Hallström

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:73

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Impaired mobility is a prevalent condition among care-dependent persons living in nursing homes. Therefore, competence development of nursing staff in mobility care is important. This study aimed to develop an...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:67

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Nurses working in Home healthcare (HHC) are facing major challenges since more advanced care and treatment are increasingly being carried out in patients’ homes. The aim of this study has been to explore how n...

    Authors: Henrik Andersson, Maria Lindholm, Margareta Pettersson and Lise-Lotte Jonasson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:65

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Patient advocacy has been identified as a core duty of the nurse, and certain nurse characteristics influence the performance of the role. However, these characteristics have not been adequately explored in Gh...

    Authors: Grace Dadzie, Lydia Aziato and Ama de-Graft Aikins

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:61

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The concept of evidence-based practice is globally relevant in current healthcare climates. However, students and teachers struggle with integrating evidence based practice effectively into a curriculum. This ...

    Authors: Joanne Reid, Jordan Briggs, Susan Carlisle, David Scott and Claire Lewis

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:58

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Tanzania is a low income, East African country with a severe shortage of human resources for health or health workers. This shortage threatens any gains the country is making in improving maternal health outco...

    Authors: Melissa T. Ojemeni, Paulomi Niles, Salum Mfaume, Ntuli A. Kapologwe, Linda Deng, Renae Stafford, Marie Jose Voeten, Kokusiima Theonestina, Wendy Budin, Nok Chhun and Allison Squires

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:57

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Health care associated infections (HAIs) are a source of concern worldwide. No health service in any country can be considered HAI risk-free. However, there is scarcity of data on the risks to which both patie...

    Authors: Michely Aparecida Cardoso Maroldi, Adriana Maria da Silva Felix, Ana Angélica Lima Dias, Julia Yaeko Kawagoe, Maria Clara Padoveze, Sílvia Alice Ferreira, Sílvia Helena Zem-Mascarenhas, Stephen Timmons and Rosely Moralez Figueiredo

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:49

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:48

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Cardiac misconceptions are common among healthcare professionals. The development of professional knowledge is considered an essential component of nursing education. Nurses, regardless of their grade, skills,...

    Authors: Susan Ka Yee Chow, Yuen Yee Chan, Sin Kuen Ho and Ka Chun Ng

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:46

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Given the increasing complexity of acute care settings, high patient acuity and demanding workloads, new graduate nurses continue to require greater levels of support to manage rising patient clinical care nee...

    Authors: Rafic Hussein, Bronwyn Everett, Lucie M. Ramjan, Wendy Hu and Yenna Salamonson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:42

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  27. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:29

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  28. Content type: Research article

    To explore reasons of non-vaccinated nursing staff for declining seasonal influenza vaccination. The annual influenza vaccination of healthcare workers reduces morbidity and mortality among vulnerable patients...

    Authors: Anina Pless, Stuart R. McLennan, Dunja Nicca, David M. Shaw and Bernice S. Elger

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:20

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Increases in ageing, chronic illness and complex co-morbidities in the Australian population are adding pressure to the primary care nursing workforce. Initiatives to attract and retain nurses are needed to es...

    Authors: Christina Aggar, Jacqueline Bloomfield, Tamsin H. Thomas and Christopher J. Gordon

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:14

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Shortages and maldistribution of nurses remain significant problems in many countries. Having appropriate intervention strategies to retain nurses in underserved areas, where they are most needed, are crucial ...

    Authors: Nareerut Pudpong, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Bipin Batra, Jianlin Hou, Lan T. H. Vu and Paul Dipika

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:13

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Despite the fact that public and private nursing schools have contributed significantly to the Thai health system, it is not clear whether and to what extent there was difference in job preferences between typ...

    Authors: Krisada Sawaengdee, Nareerut Pudpong, Thunthita Wisaijohn, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Weerasak Putthasri, Mylene Lagarde and Duane Blaauw

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:8

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:69

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:65

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:57

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  35. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:52

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The recent reforms in the health care sector have changed the requirements for professional nursing competence in the clinical field. The reforms have also required nursing education to consider different area...

    Authors: Ann Karin Helgesen, Anne Grethe Gregersen and Anne Karine Østbye Roos

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:49

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Individuals who have recently completed accredited courses and are eligible to register as a nurse in Australia are often referred to as not being ‘work-ready’ by clinically based colleagues. This project iden...

    Authors: Roy A. Brown and Patrick A. Crookes

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:45

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The acquisition of quality clinical experience within a supportive and pedagogically adjusted clinical learning environment is a significant concern for educational institutions. The quality of clinical learni...

    Authors: Evridiki Papastavrou, Maria Dimitriadou, Haritini Tsangari and Christos Andreou

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:44

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