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  1. Content type: Research article

    There is a shortage of registered nurses in the European Union (EU), and job dissatisfaction and perceived high work–family conflict have been identified as causes of nursing staff turnover. Reducing work hour...

    Authors: Kristina Gyllensten, Gunnar Andersson and Helena Muller

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:16

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    In the healthcare sector, we often come across the burnout syndrome. It is an occupational syndrome which causes, physical and emotional exhaustion. More information is needed on the dangers of burnout and how...

    Authors: Eleni Lahana, Konstantina Papadopoulou, Olga Roumeliotou, Andreas Tsounis, Pavlos Sarafis and Dimitris Niakas

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:15

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    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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    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    Antibiotic overuse causes antibiotic resistance, one of the most important threats to human health. Older adults, particularly those in nursing homes, often receive antibiotics when they are not indicated.

    Authors: Christine E. Kistler, Anna Beeber, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, Kimberly Ward, Megan Meade, Brittany Ross and Philip D. Sloane

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:12

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Not much is known about emergency care delivered in patients’ homes or other out-of-hospital settings. This study aims to describe out-of-hospital emergency staff’s experiences of encountering and counseling p...

    Authors: Eija Paavilainen, Riitta Mikkola, Mari Salminen-Tuomaala and Päivi Leikkola

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:11

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Guidelines on urinary incontinence recommend that absorbent products are only used as a coping strategy pending definitive treatment, as an adjunct to ongoing therapy, or for long-term management after all tre...

    Authors: Aaltje P. D. Jansen, Maaike E. Muntinga, Judith E. Bosmans, Bary Berghmans, Janny Dekker, Jacqueline Hugtenburgh, Giel Nijpels, Paul van Houten, Miranda G. H. Laurant and Huub C. H. van der Vaart

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:10

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of head and neck cancer is increasing slightly. Head and neck cancer but also it’s necessary and often successful treatment may affect general domains of health-related quality of life and provok...

    Authors: Elisabeth Hansson, Eric Carlström, Lars-Eric Olsson, Jan Nyman and Ingalill Koinberg

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:9

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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    Delirium is a common clinical problem with acute and fluctuating onset. Early notification of its symptoms can lead to earlier detection and management of this state. Valid and reliable instruments are require...

    Authors: Satu Poikajärvi, Sanna Salanterä, Jouko Katajisto and Kristiina Junttila

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:7

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  11. Content type: Research article

    High levels of work-related stress, burnout, job dissatisfaction, and poor health are common within the nursing profession. A comprehensive understanding of nurses’ psychosocial work environment is necessary t...

    Authors: Peter Van Bogaert, Lieve Peremans, Danny Van Heusden, Martijn Verspuy, Veronika Kureckova, Zoë Van de Cruys and Erik Franck

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:5

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Older patients in hospital may be unable to maintain hydration by drinking, leading to intravenous fluid replacement, complications and a longer length of stay. We undertook a systematic review to describe cli...

    Authors: Lloyd L. Oates and Christopher I. Price

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:4

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The uptake of various telehealth technologies to deliver health care services at a distance is expanding; however more knowledge is needed to help understand vital components for success in using telehealth in...

    Authors: Beate-Christin Hope Kolltveit, Eva Gjengedal, Marit Graue, Marjolein M. Iversen, Sally Thorne and Marit Kirkevold

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:2

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Psychiatric nurses are aware of the importance of the therapeutic relationship in psychiatric units. Nevertheless, a review of the scientific evidence indicates that theoretical knowledge alone is insufficient...

    Authors: Antonio R. Moreno-Poyato, Pilar Delgado-Hito, Raquel Suárez-Pérez, Juan M. Leyva-Moral, Rosa Aceña-Domínguez, Regina Carreras-Salvador, Juan F. Roldán-Merino, Teresa Lluch-Canut and Pilar Montesó-Curto

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:1

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The role of the school nurse is complex with many possible elements identified by previous research. The aim of this study is to understand perceptions of the role of the school nurse in order to support schoo...

    Authors: Beverley A. Hoekstra, Vicki L. Young, Charlotte V. Eley, Meredith K. D. Hawking and Cliodna A. M. McNulty

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:73

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Universal exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months is estimated to reduce infant mortality by 13–15% (9 million) in resource poor countries. Although 97% of women initiate breastfeeding in Tanzania...

    Authors: Lucy E. Chale, Tanis R. Fenton and Neema Kayange

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:72

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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Meeting abstracts

    Authors: Walter Sermeus, Nicky Cullum, Katrin Balzer, Rhian Schröder, Anne Junghans, Ute Stahl, Jens-Martin Träder, Sascha Köpke, Martin N. Dichter, Rebecca Palm, Margareta Halek, Sabine Bartholomeyczik, Gabriele Meyer, Daniela Holle, Rabea Graf, Ute Rosier…

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15(Suppl 1):67

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  19. Content type: Research article

    Nutritional care is a basic human right for all people. Nevertheless, undernourishment is known to be a frequent and serious health care problem among elderly hospitalized patients in Western Europe. Nutrition...

    Authors: Kristin Halvorsen, Helene Kjøllesdal Eide, Kjersti Sortland and Kari Almendingen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:70

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Content type: Research article

    Pressure ulcer prevention is a critical patient safety indicator for acute care hospitals. An innovative pressure ulcer prevention care bundle targeting patient participation in their care was recently tested ...

    Authors: Shelley Roberts, Elizabeth McInnes, Marianne Wallis, Tracey Bucknall, Merrilyn Banks and Wendy Chaboyer

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:64

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  24. 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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  25. Content type: Research article

    Professional misconduct in healthcare, a (generally) lasting situation in which patients are at risk or actually harmed, can jeopardise the health and well-being of patients and the quality of teamwork. Two ty...

    Authors: Erica E. M. Maurits, Anke J. E. de Veer, Peter P. Groenewegen and Anneke L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:59

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic venous insufficiency, in its final stage can cause venous ulcers. Venous ulcers have a prevalence of 0.5 % to 0.8 % in the general population, and increases starting at 60 years of age. This condition ...

    Authors: Carmen Folguera-Álvarez, Sofia Garrido-Elustondo, José Verdú-Soriano, Diana García-García-Alcalá, Mónica Sánchez-Hernández, Oscar German Torres-de Castro, Maria Luisa Barceló-Fidalgo, Olga Martínez-González, Lidia Ardiaca-Burgués, Carmen Solano-Villarrubia, Pilar Raquel Lebracón-Cortés, Carmen Molins-Santos, Mar Fresno-Flores, Maria Carmen Cánovas-Lago, Luisa Fernanda Benito-Herranz, Maria Teresa García-Sánchez…

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:58

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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Research article

    Nursing is perceived as a strenuous job. Although past research has documented that stress influences nurses’ health in association with quality of life, the relation between stress and caring behaviors remain...

    Authors: Pavlos Sarafis, Eirini Rousaki, Andreas Tsounis, Maria Malliarou, Liana Lahana, Panagiotis Bamidis, Dimitris Niakas and Evridiki Papastavrou

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:56

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling approach to behaviour change which is increasingly being used in public health settings, either as a stand-alone approach or in combination with o...

    Authors: Sue Channon, Marie-Jet Bekkers, Julia Sanders, Rebecca Cannings-John, Laura Robertson, Kristina Bennert, Christopher Butler, Kerenza Hood and Michael Robling

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:55

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The rationale behind this study is the increasing research on relationships between patient safety, evidence based practice and person centered care, and the growing interest in outcomes of surgical patients. ...

    Authors: Camilla Olsson, Anna Forsberg and Kristofer Bjerså

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:54

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The goal of total hip arthroplasty (THA) is optimal pain relief and a normalized health-related quality of life. Anxious patients describe more pain and more difficulties than non-anxious patients during rehab...

    Authors: Lars-Eric Olsson, Elisabeth Hansson and Inger Ekman

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:53

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  32. 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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  33. Content type: Research article

    In Hong Kong, the population is at risk of seasonal influenza infection twice a year. Seasonal influenza is significantly associated with the increased hospitalization of children. Maintaining personal hygiene...

    Authors: Winsome Lam, Cathrine Fowler and Angela Dawson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:51

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Patient participation is required by law in Norway and in several western countries. Current participation ideology is based on individualism, which may conflict with the older generation’s commonly held value...

    Authors: Ingrid Nyborg, Kari Kvigne, Lars Johan Danbolt and Marit Kirkevold

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:50

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  35. 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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  36. Content type: Research article

    Pre-term and post-term births are major determinants of neonatal mortality, including short- and long-term morbidity. In developing countries, where pre-term and post-term births are disproportionately common,...

    Authors: Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Wondwossen Terefe Lerebo, Abadi Kidanemariam, Gebremedhin Gebrezgiabher and Yemane Berhane

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:48

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. Content type: Research article

    Medication administration is the final step/phase of medication process in which its error directly affects the patient health. Due to the central role of nurses in medication administration, whether they are ...

    Authors: Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh and Debrework Tesgera Beshah

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:43

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Workplace violence has been acknowledged as a global problem, particularly in the health sector. However, there is scarce data on workplace violence among nurses in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Akililu Azazh Tumebo, Mengistu Mekonnen Kelkay, Degefaye Zelalem Anlay and Berihun Assefa Dachew

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:42

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  42. Content type: Research article

    There are 285 million people with visual impairment (VI) worldwide including 39 million who are blind; 15 % of those with VI live in Africa, and around 80 % of VI is preventable or treatable with the right equ...

    Authors: Milka Madaha Mafwiri, Emma Jolley, Joanna Hunter, Clare Elizabeth Gilbert and Elena Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:41

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