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  1. This study aimed to map and summarise the state of the research regarding doctoral programs in nursing, as well as the issues debated in the context of nursing doctoral education. A Scoping Review in accordanc...

    Authors: Beata Dobrowolska, Paweł Chruściel, Anna Pilewska-Kozak, Violetta Mianowana, Marta Monist and Alvisa Palese
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:228
  2. Although the use of mobile devices can facilitate the learning process, there may be barriers to using them for learning purposes. This study aimed to identify and investigate the barriers and facilitators of ...

    Authors: Nasrin Nikpeyma, Mitra Zolfaghari and Aeen Mohammadi
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:226
  3. Young adults are likely to have activities and go to bed late at night due to their age-dependent delayed endogenous circadian clock. The purpose of the present study was to clarify sleep–wake rhythm and its a...

    Authors: Momoko Kayaba, Toshiko Matsushita, Noriko Katayama, Yuichi Inoue and Taeko Sasai-Sakuma
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:225
  4. Despite the numerous benefits associated with physical activity (PA), most nurses are not active enough and few interventions have been developed to promote PA among nurses. A secondary analysis of raw data fr...

    Authors: Jennifer Brunet, Melissa Black, Heather E. Tulloch, Andrew L. Pipe, Robert D. Reid and Jennifer L. Reed
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:224
  5. Providing care to older individuals with complex needs and patients with chronic illness is a concern worldwide. In Norway, this situation led to the transfer of responsibility for care and treatment to the mu...

    Authors: Bodil J. Landstad, Torstein Hole, Aasta-Marie Sveino Strand and Marit Kvangarsnes
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:223
  6. The most basic responsibility of nurses that even precedes their therapeutic role is respect for professional ethics in providing clinical care. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of group...

    Authors: Marzieh Momennasab, Marjan Ghanbari and Mozhgan Rivaz
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:222
  7. Nursing is a caring profession. Due to the nature of their work, nurses need to have the moral courage to deliver safe nursing care. Research results have reported a low level of moral courage in the majority ...

    Authors: Mahnaz Rakhshan, Noushin Mousazadeh, Hamideh Hakimi and Fahimeh Alsadat Hosseini
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:221
  8. Although much research has focused on nurses’ retirement intentions, little is known about nurses who formally retire yet continue to practice, particularly in rural and remote settings where mobilization of a...

    Authors: Martha L. P. MacLeod, Lela V. Zimmer, Julie G. Kosteniuk, Kelly L. Penz and Norma J. Stewart
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:220
  9. A new coronavirus, called COVID-19, is an acute respiratory disease, which may arouse many psychological disorders since there is no specialized knowledge about it. The present study aimed to investigate the l...

    Authors: Ali Reza Yusefi, Salman Daneshi, Esmat Rezabeigi Davarani, Parnian Nikmanesh, Gholamhossein Mehralian and Peivand Bastani
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:219
  10. Adequate levels of vitamin D are important for women of childbearing age as vitamin D helps maintain the pregnancy and ensures proper maternal and fetal bone metabolism and fetal skeletal development. However,...

    Authors: Yanghee Pang, Oksoo Kim, Jung-Ah Choi, Heeja Jung, Jui Kim, Haeok Lee and Hyangkyu Lee
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:218
  11. Staff members, and their attitudes, are crucial for providing person-centered care in residential care facilities for people with dementia. However, the literature on the attitudes of nursing staff regarding p...

    Authors: Jogé Boumans, Leonieke van Boekel, Nathalie Kools, Aukelien Scheffelaar, Caroline Baan and Katrien Luijkx
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:217
  12. Nurses are at a high risk of developing mental health problems due to exposure to work environment risk factors. Previous research in this area has only examined a few factors within nurses’ work environments,...

    Authors: Farinaz Havaei, Xuejun Ryan Ji, Maura MacPhee and Heather Straight
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:216
  13. Patient experience of nursing care is associated with safety, care quality, treatment outcomes, costs and service use. Effective nursing care includes meeting patients’ fundamental physical, relational and psy...

    Authors: Holly V. R. Sugg, Anne-Marie Russell, Leila M. Morgan, Heather Iles-Smith, David A. Richards, Naomi Morley, Sarah Burnett, Emma J. Cockcroft, Jo Thompson Coon, Susanne Cruickshank, Faye E. Doris, Harriet A. Hunt, Merryn Kent, Philippa A. Logan, Anne Marie Rafferty, Maggie H. Shepherd…
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:215
  14. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is effective in a selected critically ill patient population with promising results in refractory hypoxemia related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Howev...

    Authors: Mateusz Puslecki, Marek Dabrowski, Konrad Baumgart, Marcin Ligowski, Agata Dabrowska, Piotr Ziemak, Sebastian Stefaniak, Lukasz Szarpak, Tammy Friedrich, Lidia Szlanga, Paulina Skorupa, Aleksandra Steliga, Kazimiera Hebel, Blazej Andrejanczyk, Malgorzata Ladzinska, Magdalena Wieczorek…
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:214
  15. Next of kin to older adults over 65 years in municipal home care are concerned whether their older adults’ needs are being met. In municipal home care, the registered nurses’ leadership is important and comple...

    Authors: Maria Claesson, Lise-Lotte Jonasson and Karin Josefsson
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:213
  16. Clinical errors are one of the challenges of health care in different countries, and obtaining accurate statistics regarding clinical errors in most countries is a difficult process which varies from one study...

    Authors: Sedighe Ghobadian, Mansour Zahiri, Behnaz Dindamal, Hossein Dargahi and Farzad Faraji-Khiavi
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:211
  17. Integration of clients’ religion/spirituality (R/S) into nursing practice can have effective outcomes in clients’ health. In this regard, nurses’ lack of competency can disrupt this process and interfere with ...

    Authors: Hasan Amiri, Jamileh Farokhzadian and Batool Tirgari
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:210
  18. Implementation of evidence-based guidelines (EBGs) related to VAP is an effective measure for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). While low knowledge regarding the EBGs related to VAP prev...

    Authors: Vicent Bankanie, Anne H. Outwater, Li Wan and Li Yinglan
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:209
  19. Reflective notes in nursing education can facilitate students’ understanding of how individuals in need of home healthcare services experience unfamiliar situations, such as a pandemic. The aim of this study i...

    Authors: Leslie S. P. Eide, Tove Giske, Britt Moene Kuven and Linda Johansson
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:208
  20. The increase in the survival of oncology patients include multiple side effects as cancer-related asthenia and dyspnea, which represents a serious health problem. An implementation of the conventional clinical...

    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 20:207
  21. Nurses play critical roles when providing health care in high-risk situations, such as during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, no previous study had systematically assessed nurses’ mental workloads and its inte...

    Authors: Jing Wu, Husheng Li, Zhaohui Geng, Yanmei Wang, Xian Wang and Jie Zhang
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:206
  22. As an ethical principle, showing respect for human dignity is a professional duty of all nurses. The aggressive nature of severe burn injuries makes it hard to respect the existential values and dignity of bur...

    Authors: Banafsheh Tehranineshat, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Camellia Torabizadeh, Mohammad Fararouei and Mark Gillespie
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:205
  23. Job embeddedness and professional self-concept are among the important nursing components, the existence of which help decrease occupational burnout among nurses. This study aimed to determine the protective r...

    Authors: Soghra Goliroshan, Monir Nobahar, Nayyereh Raeisdana, Zahra Ebadinejad and Parvin Aziznejadroshan
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:203
  24. Delirium is more prevalent in older people and estimated to occur in up to 50% of the hospital population. Delirium comprises a spectrum of behaviours, including cognitive and attention deficits, and fluctuati...

    Authors: Beverley Ewens, Karla Seaman, Lisa Whitehead, Amanda Towell-Barnard and Michelle Young
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:202
  25. Leadership and stress are common concepts in nursing, and this study explores empirically the connection between leadership and stress of conscience in the context of aged care practice. Previous literature ha...

    Authors: Annica Backman, Karin Sjögren, Hugo Lövheim, Marie Lindkvist and David Edvardsson
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:200
  26. Sexual counseling is an essential part of cardiac rehabilitation. This study aimed to investigate Iranian nurses’ perceptions of barriers to sexual counseling for patients with myocardial infarction.

    Authors: Parvin Mangolian Shahrbabaki, Roghayeh Mehdipour-Rabori, Tayyebeh Gazestani and Mansooreh Azzizadeh Forouzi
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:196
  27. Hospital accreditation programs can positively affect nurses’ perceptions of patient safety culture. However, no previous research has identified the association between experience of hospital accreditation an...

    Authors: M. R. Kwan, H. J. Seo and S. J. Lee
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:195
  28. Several factors are associated with the incidence of burnout, including alexithymia, social support, and depression. The relative importance of these three key parameters as mediators of burnout, however, is n...

    Authors: Juhong Pei, Xinglei Wang, Haixia Chen, Hongchen Zhang, Ruiling Nan, Jing Zhang and Xinman Dou
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:194
  29. The learning environment is a vital part of the undergraduate curriculum which enable to delivery of quality education in the stipulated time. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the learning environment a...

    Authors: Patalee Jayaweera, Abisheka Thilakarathne, Madushanka Ratnayaka, Tharangi Shashikala, Rushani Arachchige, Lahiru Sandaruwan Galgamuwa, Nimantha Karunathilaka and Thamara Amarasekara
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:193
  30. Making fun of growing older is considered socially acceptable, yet ageist humour reinforces negative stereotypes that growing old is linked with physical and mental deterioration, dependence, and less social v...

    Authors: Sherry Dahlke, Kathleen F. Hunter, Mary T. Fox, Sandra Davidson, Nicole Perry, Laura Tamblyn Watts, Lori Schindel Martin, Jeffrey I. Butler, Christy Raymond, Alison L. Chasteen, Lynn McCleary, Veronique Boscart and Elaine Moody
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:192
  31. Western countries share an interest in evaluating and improving quality of care in the healthcare field. The aim was to develop and examine the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Spanish versi...

    Authors: Sara Sanchez-Balcells, Maria-Teresa Lluch-Canut, Marta Domínguez del Campo, A. R. Moreno-Poyato, M. Tomás-Jiménez, Lars-Olov Lundqvist, Agneta Schröder, Montserrat Puig-Llobet and J. F. Roldan-Merino
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:191

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  32. Compassionate care is emphasized within professional ethics codes for nursing and is a key indicator of care quality. The purpose of the present study is to develop and assess the psychometric properties of a ...

    Authors: Banafsheh Tehranineshat, Mahnaz Rakhshan, Camellia Torabizadeh, Mohammad Fararouei and Mark Gillespie
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:190
  33. INTEVAL_Spain was a complex workplace intervention to prevent and manage musculoskeletal pain among nursing staff. Process evaluations can be especially useful for complex and multifaceted interventions throug...

    Authors: Mercè Soler-Font, José Maria Ramada, Antoni Merelles, Anna Amat, Carmen de la Flor, Olga Martínez, Claudia Palma-Vasquez, Consuelo Sancho, Pilar Peña, Ute Bültmann, Sander K. R. van Zon and Consol Serra
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:189
  34. The primary nursing care model is considered a personalized model of care delivery based on care continuity and on the relationship between the nurse and patient. Primary nursing checklists are not often menti...

    Authors: Antonello Cocchieri, Giorgio Magon, Manuela Cavalletti, Elena Cristofori and Maurizio Zega
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:188
  35. The incidence of needle stick injuries is higher among nurses with a low level of knowledge on the prevention of needle stick injury, and who have not received the relevant training during their undergraduate ...

    Authors: Mohammad Al Qadire, Cherry Ann C. Ballad, Omar Al Omari, Khaldoun M. Aldiabat, Yousef Abu Shindi and Atika Khalaf
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:187
  36. Endotracheal suctioning is one of the most frequently performed invasive procedures by intensive care nurses. Nurses should have adequate knowledge and skills to perform endotracheal suctioning based on the be...

    Authors: Wenjun Chen, Shuang Hu, Xiaoli Liu, Nina Wang, Junqiang Zhao, Peng Liu, Kaixia Chen and Jiale Hu
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:186
  37. Reflection on clinical practice is the core of education for nursing students. Evaluating reflection on clinical experiences requires a tool which accurately measures reflection skills. The present study aims ...

    Authors: Mostafa Bijani, Fateme Mohammadi, Fariba Haghani, Nikoo Yamani and Shahnaz Karimi
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:185
  38. Racial and ethnic minorities suffer significantly more than others in the wake of disasters. Despite the growing recognition of the importance of culturally competent health services, systematic cultural compe...

    Authors: Yosef Kula, Odeya Cohen, Neta Clempert, Orli Grinstein-Cohen and Ortal Slobodin
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:184
  39. Fatigue is a complex and frequent symptom in cancer patients, influencing their quality of life, but it is still underestimated and undertreated in clinical practice. The aims of this study were to detect the ...

    Authors: Angela Tolotti, Loris Bonetti, Carla Pedrazzani, Monica Bianchi, Laura Moser, Nicola Pagnucci, Davide Sari and Dario Valcarenghi
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:182
  40. Nursing is a high-risk occupation that involves exposure to stress. The physical and mental health of nurses is directly related to the quality of medical services, so the quality of life of nurses cannot be i...

    Authors: Xue Li, Ting Jiang, Jian Sun, Lingyun Shi and Jiwen Liu
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:181
  41. Anxiety is a common phenomenon in some professions including medical emergency settings. Nurses deal with grief and other psychological disturbances when they lost clients due to death at clinical settings. Th...

    Authors: Zelalem Belayneh, Abriham Zegeye, Eshetu Tadesse, Biksegn Asrat, Getnet Ayano and Birhanie Mekuriaw
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2021 20:180

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