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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. 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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

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  17. 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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  18. 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

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Positive reports of nursing-related outcomes such as quality nursing care, nursing engagement with work and good practice environment are crucial in attaining and maintaining Magnet® designation. The majority ...

    Authors: L. Stone, M. Arneil, L. Coventry, V. Casey, S. Moss, A. Cavadino, B. Laing and AL McCarthy

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:62

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Parents have significant responsibility in the care of their critically ill children who have been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). When staying with their children in the hospital, they also have pa...

    Authors: Vivian Frank Saria, Lilian Teddy Mselle and Birgit Anne Siceloff

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:54

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Professional autonomy is a key concept in understanding nurses’ roles in delivering patient care. Recent research exploring the role of autonomy in the nursing work environment indicated that English and Ameri...

    Authors: Titilayo Olufunke Oshodi, Benjamin Bruneau, Rachel Crockett, Francia Kinchington, Shoba Nayar and Elizabeth West

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:51

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  28. Holistic care is comprehensive care that emphasizes the interaction of human existential dimensions and has a significant role in accelerating the recovery process. Since nurses interact and communicate with p...

    Authors: Sahar Rajabpour, Masoud Rayyani and Parvin Mangolian shahrbabaki

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2019 18:48

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research article

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