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Service Organization, Utilization, and Collaborative Care

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. Nurses as the majority of the health care workforce help in the health systems strengthening. Nurses’ involvement in health policy making is clear; however, still few are involved in policy-making processes, e...

    Authors: Alireza Hajizadeh, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Edris Kakemam, Rona Bahreini and Rahim Khodayari-Zarnaq

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:128

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Survival in cancer patients has increased exponentially in recent years, with multiple side effects caused by treatments. Cancer-related asthenia and dyspnea are among them, which represent a serious health pr...

    Authors: Eduardo José Fernández-Rodríguez, Jesús González-Sánchez, Ana Silvia Puente-González, José Ignacio Recio-Rodríguez, Celia Sánchez-Gómez, Roberto Méndez-Sánchez, Juan Jesús Cruz-Hernández and María Isabel Rihuete-Galve

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:120

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Patient safety culture is an important factor in determining hospitals’ ability to address and reduce the occurrence of adverse events (AEs). However, few studies have reported on the impact of nurses’ percept...

    Authors: Edris Kakemam, Hojatolah Gharaee, Mohamad Reza Rajabi, Milad Nadernejad, Zahra Khakdel, Pouran Raeissi and Rohollah Kalhor

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:60

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Tuberculosis is a top-10 cause of under-5 mortality, despite policies promoting tuberculosis preventive therapy (TPT). We previously conducted a cluster randomized trial to evaluate the effectiveness of sympto...

    Authors: Nicole Salazar-Austin, Minja Milovanovic, Nora S. West, Molefi Tladi, Grace Link Barnes, Ebrahim Variava, Neil Martinson, Richard E. Chaisson and Deanna Kerrigan

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:29

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Exploration of professional development experiences of male nurses can help develop evidence-based strategies to attract males into nursing. The study aims to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of be...

    Authors: Aimei Mao, Pak Leng Cheong, Iat Kio Van and Hon Lon Tam

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:24

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Medical errors are reported as a malpractice claim, and it is of uttermost importance to learn from the errors to enhance patient safety. The Swedish national telephone helpline SHD is staffed by registered nu...

    Authors: Annica Björkman, Maria Engström, Ulrika Winblad and Inger K. Holmström

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:21

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Pediatric cancer is a global problem, and some studies have emphasized that nurses caring for these children experience work-related challenges. This has caused many children diagnosed with cancer to have a pr...

    Authors: Ruth Nimota Nukpezah, Fatemeh Khoshnavay Fomani, Marzieh Hasanpour and Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:17

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Stress, which can be attributed to household and workplace stressors, is prevalent among nurses. However, these stressors’ attribution may differ between hospital and non-hospital nurses. It is currently unkno...

    Authors: Rosnawati Muhamad Robat, Mohd Fadhli Mohd Fauzi, Nur Adibah Mat Saruan, Hanizah Mohd Yusoff and Abdul Aziz Harith

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:2

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Establishment and improvement of patients’ trust in healthcare organizations like hospitals necessitate delivery of high-quality services by nurses, as the largest group of healthcare providers. The present st...

    Authors: Reza Nemati, Masoud Bahreini, Shahnaz Pouladi, Kamran Mirzaei and Farkhondeh Mehboodi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:118

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The advanced access (AA) model has attracted much interest across Canada and worldwide as a means of ensuring timely access to health care. While nurses contribute significantly to improving access in primary ...

    Authors: Sabina Abou Malham, Mylaine Breton, Nassera Touati, Lara Maillet, Arnaud Duhoux and Isabelle Gaboury

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:115

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The emerging ethical leadership, a unique approach in leadership viewpoint, has provided the ground for constructing and advancing individual and managerial efficiency by highlighting ethics in organizations. ...

    Authors: Azar Kaffashpoor and Samaneh Sadeghian

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:111

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Nursing Assistants (NA) who feel empowered tend to perform their duties better, have higher morale and job satisfaction, and are less likely to leave their jobs. Organizational empowerment practices in hospita...

    Authors: Jasmine L. Travers, Krista Schroeder, Allison A. Norful and Sainfer Aliyu

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:98

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Contrary to Missed Nursing Care, some anecdotal data and sparse evidence has documented the tendency of nurses to anticipate some nursing interventions. However, no study has been conducted to date with the pu...

    Authors: Michela Bottega and Alvisa Palese

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:93

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Emotional regulation forms an integral part of healthcare delivery. In the performance of the core duties of nursing and midwifery, health professionals are expected to enhance occupationally/organisationally ...

    Authors: Joshua King Safo Lartey, Joseph Osafo, Johnny Andoh-Arthur and Kwaku Oppong Asante

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:92

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  15. Communication is a cornerstone in nursing and aims at both information exchange and relationship building. To date, little is known about the naturally occurring communication between older persons and nurses ...

    Authors: Jessica Höglander, Jakob Håkansson Eklund, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Hilde Eide, Annelie J. Sundler, Debra Roter and Inger K. Holmström

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:91

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Considering shortages of general practitioners (GP) and strategies for improving the quality of health care provision, many countries have implemented interprofessional care models with advanced practice nurse...

    Authors: Nicole Schönenberger, Beat Sottas, Christoph Merlo, Stefan Essig and Stefan Gysin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:90

    Content type: Research article

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  17. There is growing interest in examining the factors affecting the reporting of errors by nurses. However, little research has been conducted into the effects of perceived patient safety culture and leader coach...

    Authors: Zahra Chegini, Edris Kakemam, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi and Ali Janati

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:89

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Nursing 2020 19:122

  22. 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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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The level of registered nurse (RN) staffing is a fundamental factor influencing patient safety. Craniotomy patients need intensive care after surgery, the majority of which is provided by RNs.

    Authors: Yunmi Kim, Se Young Kim and Kyounga Lee

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:36

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Nurses and midwives are a critical part of the healthcare team and make up the largest section of health professionals. Leadership styles are believed to be an important determinant of job satisfaction and ret...

    Authors: Anaclet Ngabonzima, Domina Asingizwe and Kyriakos Kouveliotis

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:35

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Inter-professional collaboration between professionals is crucial in health care where most of the activities are undertaken in a team. One of these collaborations is the collaboration of nurses and midwives w...

    Authors: Eneyew Melkamu, Solomon Woldemariam and Abera Haftu

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:33

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  28. Registered nurses are key figures in municipal home health care for older adults. Thus, registered nurses’ leadership is crucial to a successful and preventive care process as well as a supportive organization...

    Authors: Maria Claesson, Lise-Lotte Jonasson, Elisabeth Lindberg and Karin Josefsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:30

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  29. The presence of family members and their active involvement in caring for hospitalised children is an established practice in many African paediatric settings, with family members often regarded as a resource....

    Authors: Natasha North, Angela Leonard, Candice Bonaconsa, Thobeka Duma and Minette Coetzee

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:28

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Thirty-two automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) were introduced in May 2015 in Kuopio University Hospital, Finland. These medication distribution systems represent relatively new technology in Europe and are a...

    Authors: Riikka Metsämuuronen, Hannu Kokki, Toivo Naaranlahti, Minna Kurttila and Reeta Heikkilä

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:27

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Nursing students are highly susceptible to depression given the heavy workload and clinical demands of the curriculum. Depression has negative impacts on their health and academic performance. This study aimed...

    Authors: Tsi Njim, Clarence Mbanga, Dave Mouemba, Haman Makebe, Louise Toukam, Belmond Kika and Isabelle Mulango

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:26

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  32. Nurses play a key role in providing patient safety. It is known that patient safety requires the improvement of patient safety culture, which can be a difficult process. One of the current challenges of hospit...

    Authors: Marzyeh Jafarpanah and Behrooz Rezaei

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:24

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The likelihood of inpatient mortality has been found to be reduced by increased nurse staffing in several settings, including general wards, emergency departments, and intensive care units. However, less resea...

    Authors: Yunmi Kim, Hyun-Young Kim and Eunyoung Cho

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:17

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Ethical leadership plays an important role in improving the organizational climate and may be have an effect on citizenship behavior. Despite the growing emphasis on ethics in organizations, little attention t...

    Authors: Soudabeh Aloustani, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Mansoureh Zagheri-Tafreshi, Maliheh Nasiri, Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad and Victoria Skerrett

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:15

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  35. Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) was legalized in Canada in June, 2016. The Canadian government’s decision to legislate assisted dying, an approach that requires a high degree of obligation, precision, and d...

    Authors: Barbara Pesut, Sally Thorne, Catharine J. Schiller, Madeleine Greig and Josette Roussel

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:12

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Telehealth interventions offer an evidenced-based approach to providing cost-effective care, education, and timely communication at a distance. Yet, despite its widespread use, telehealth has not reached full ...

    Authors: Stephen M. Davis, Amanda Jones, Margaret E. Jaynes, Kori N. Woodrum, Marcus Canaday, Lindsay Allen and Jennifer A. Mallow

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:9

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  37. Women in nursing professions are at high risk for developing varicose veins as it requires physical work and prolonged standing. The aim of the study is to estimate the current prevalence of varicose veins amo...

    Authors: Regan Shakya, Robin Man Karmacharya, Rojina Shrestha and Archana Shrestha

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:8

    Content type: Research article

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  38. To better meet long-term care (LTC) residents’ (patients in LTC) needs, nurse practitioners (NPs) were proposed as part of a quality improvement initiative. No research has been conducted in LTC in Québec Cana...

    Authors: Kelley Kilpatrick, Éric Tchouaket, Mira Jabbour and Sylvie Hains

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:6

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Studies examining organizational factors that may influence constipation management in long-term care (LTC) hospitals are lacking. This study aimed to clarify the practice of constipation management in LTC hos...

    Authors: Manami Takaoka, Ayumi Igarashi, Asako Futami and Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:5

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  40. The nurse’s primary task in psychiatric care should be to plan for the patient’s care in cooperation with the patient and spend the time needed to build a relationship. Psychiatric care nurses however claim th...

    Authors: Andreas Glantz, Karin Örmon and Boel Sandström

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:67

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In Canada, federal regulations allow Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to authorize medical cannabis. Nursing regulatory bodies, however, have been hesitant to include medical cannabis within NPs’ scope of practice. A...

    Authors: Lynda G. Balneaves and Abeer A. Alraja

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:66

    Content type: Research article

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