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Service Organization, Utilization, and Collaborative Care

Section edited by Adelais Markaki and Pammla Petrucka

This section concerns all aspects of health services research, focusing on nursing and interdisciplinary practice. Topics include, but are not limited to: health care delivery, quality of care, health outcomes for individuals/families/communities, policy impact on practice, professional development, inter-professional competences, and workforce issues.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Nursing care closely influences patients’ satisfaction with the overall quality of care, and the importance of measuring patient satisfaction with nursing care cannot be emphasized enough. Data are however sca...

    Authors: Teshome Gishu, Abate Yeshidinber Weldetsadik and Atnafu Mekonnen Tekleab

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:37

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Older people are frequent users of primary health care (PHC) services. PHC services have been critiqued, mainly regarding limited accessibility and continuity of care. In many countries, investment in nurse pr...

    Authors: Erika Boman, Ann-Louise Glasberg, Rika Levy-Malmberg and Lisbeth Fagerström

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:25

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Prisoners carry a greater burden of physical, communicable and psychiatric disease compared to the general population. Prison health care structures are complex and provide challenges and opportunities to enga...

    Authors: D. Crowley, M. C. Van Hout, C. Murphy, E. Kelly, J. S. Lambert and W. Cullen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:23

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Pregnant girls/young women and new mothers living in situations of social and economic disadvantage are at increased risk for poor health. Rural living may compound marginalization and create additional challe...

    Authors: Karen A. Campbell, Karen MacKinnon, Maureen Dobbins, Natasha Van Borek and Susan M. Jack

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:17

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Shortages of skills needed to deliver optimal health care in rural and remote locations raises questions about using extended scopes of practice or advanced practice models in a range of health professions. Th...

    Authors: Tony Smith, Karen McNeil, Rebecca Mitchell, Brendan Boyle and Nola Ries

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:14

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme was introduced to support young first-time mothers. A randomised trial found FNP added little short-term benefit compared to usual care. The study included a compre...

    Authors: J. Sanders, Sue Channon, Nina Gobat, Kristina Bennert, Katy Addison and Mike Robling

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:13

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Organisation of working hour schedules in the Northern European countries are rather similar. EU countries are obliged to adopt national legislation regarding duration of weekly working hours and rest periods....

    Authors: Anne Helene Garde, Anette Harris, Øystein Vedaa, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Johnni Hansen, Åse Marie Hansen, Henrik A. Kolstad, Aki Koskinen, Ståle Pallesen, Annina Ropponen and Mikko I. Härmä

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:12

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The method of implementing shared governance varies among organizations. Identifying the predisposing factors can facilitate and precipitate its successful implementation and aid educational institutions in ac...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:9

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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  11. Content type: Research article

    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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research article

    Dental decay in early childhood can be prevented by a model based on shared care utilising members of primary care team such as Child and Family Health Nurses (CFHNs) in health promotion and early intervention...

    Authors: Amit Arora, Narendar Manohar, Dina Bedros, Anh Phong David Hua, Steven Yu Hsiang You, Victoria Blight, Shilpi Ajwani, John Eastwood and Sameer Bhole

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:7

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Moral distress is prevalent in the health care environment at different levels. Nurses in all roles and positions are exposed to ethically challenging conditions. Development of supportive climates in organiza...

    Authors: Navideh Robaee, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Tahereh Ashktorab, Ahmadreza Baghestani and Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:2

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major public health problem among registered nurses (RNs) in Thailand. Information on their burdens at a national level is limited. This study estimated the prevalence of...

    Authors: Wilaiphorn Thinkhamrop, Krisada Sawaengdee, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Tuangtip Theerawit, Wongsa Laohasiriwong, Jiamjit Saengsuwan and Cameron Paul Hurst

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:68

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Many patients are admitted to hospital with non-visible or palpable veins, often resulting in multiple painful attempts at cannulation, anxiety and catheter failure. We developed a difficult intravenous pathwa...

    Authors: Vanno Sou, Craig McManus, Nicholas Mifflin, Steven A. Frost, Julie Ale and Evan Alexandrou

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:64

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The number of frail elderly people with complex nursing and medical care needs is increasing, and consequently, the healthcare burden. The implementation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners globally has been shown...

    Authors: Birgitta Ljungbeck and Katarina Sjögren Forss

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:63

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  24. Content type: Research article

    This study identified multiple socio-professional and team effectiveness variables, based on the Input-Mediator-Output-Input (IMOI) model, and tested their associations with job satisfaction for three categori...

    Authors: Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier and Jean-Marie Bamvita

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:62

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  25. Content type: Research article

    There is a direct link between job satisfaction, nurses’ job performance and improved patient outcomes. Understanding what job characteristics influence job satisfaction is vital if health organizations are to...

    Authors: Michelle Giles, Vicki Parker, Rebecca Mitchell and Jane Conway

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:51

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The workplace is an essential source of social capital for many people; it provides mutual support and gives meaning to life. However, few prospective studies have thoroughly investigated the importance of asp...

    Authors: Ingela Rydström, Lotta Dalheim Englund, Lotta Dellve and Linda Ahlstrom

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:38

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  27. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:35

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:34

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  29. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:31

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:26

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  31. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Noriko Morioka, Jun Tomio, Toshikazu Seto and Yasuki Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:25

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The majority of residents in care homes in the United Kingdom are living with dementia or significant memory problems. Caring in this setting can be difficult and stressful for care staff who work long hours, ...

    Authors: Muhammad Saiful Islam, Christine Baker, Peter Huxley, Ian T. Russell and Michael S Dennis

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:22

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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 (...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:71

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The local municipality, whose management style is largely inspired by the New Public Management (NPM) model, has administrative responsibilities for primary health care in Norway. Those responsible for health ...

    Authors: Wivi-Ann Tingvoll, Torill Sæterstrand and Leon Mendel McClusky

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:66

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  35. Content type: Research article

    This study is part of a larger project called ViSam and includes testing of a decision support system developed and adapted for older people on the basis of M (R) ETTS (Rapid Emergency Triage and Treatment Sys...

    Authors: Annica Kihlgren, Fredrik Svensson, Conny Lövbrand, Mervyn Gifford and Annsofie Adolfsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:63

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Evidence internationally suggests that staffing constraints and non-supportive work environments result in the rationing of nursing interventions (that is, limiting or omitting interventions for particular pat...

    Authors: Christian M. Rochefort, Bailey A. Rathwell and Sean P. Clarke

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:46

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  37. Content type: Research article

    While the relationship between nurses’ job satisfaction and their work in hospital environments is well known, it remains unclear, which factors are most influential in the nursing home setting. The purpose of...

    Authors: René Schwendimann, Suzanne Dhaini, Dietmar Ausserhofer, Sandra Engberg and Franziska Zúñiga

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:37

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Collegial workplace support has been linked to higher registered nurse (RN) retention in various clinical settings. In Japan, homecare agencies experience high RN turnover. The purpose of this study was to dev...

    Authors: Maiko Noguchi-Watanabe, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani and Yukari Takai

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:35

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Individualized care is a cornerstone of patient-centered nursing care. To foster individualized care, influencing factors should be known. The aim of this study was to identify the individual and organizationa...

    Authors: Stefan Köberich, Johanna Feuchtinger and Erik Farin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:14

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Globally, the nursing profession faces shortages, high turnover, and inequitable distribution. These problems are particularly acute in South East Asia. The present paper describes the design and initial findi...

    Authors: Krisada Sawaengdee, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Tuangtip Theerawit, Petsunee Thungjaroenkul, Wilaiphorn Thinkhamrop, Panuwat Prathumkam, Nathaphop Chaichaya, Kavin Thinkhamrop, Chaiwat Tawarungruang and Bandit Thinkhamrop

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:10

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