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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Providing high-quality diabetes care in nursing homes and home-based care facilities requires suitable instruments to evaluate the level of diabetes knowledge among the health-care providers. Thus, the aim of ...

    Authors: Anne Haugstvedt, Morten Aarflot, Jannicke Igland, Tilla Landbakk and Marit Graue
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:40
  25. Occupational stress exists in every profession, nevertheless, the nursing profession appears to experience more stress at work compared to other health care workers. Unmanaged stress leads to high levels of em...

    Authors: Tadesse Dagget, Ashagre Molla and Tefera Belachew
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:39
  26. The current challenges facing healthcare systems, in relation to the shortage of health professionals, necessitates mangers and leaders to learn from different leadership styles and staff empowerment strategie...

    Authors: Samirah A. Asiri, Wesley W. Rohrer, Khaled Al-Surimi, Omar O. Da’ar and Anwar Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:38
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Diverging perceptions between individual patients with somatic diseases and their healthcare professionals might cause problems in communication and decision-making. To date, no measurement tool is available t...

    Authors: Seher Arat, Anke Van den Zegel, Maity Van Rillaer, Philip Moons, Joris Vandenberghe, Ellen De Langhe and René Westhovens
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:34
  30. Nursing professional practice in different contexts of care has been widely described in evidence-based literature. Currently, there is no consensus on a common structure for these descriptions. Understanding ...

    Authors: Marie-Eve Poitras, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Martin Fortin and Frances Gallagher
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:31
  31. Acquisition of psychomotor clinical skills has been shown to improve the quality of care provided to patients when care providers are competent. The aim of this study was to explore students, nurses and tutors...

    Authors: Omero Gonekani Mwale and Roselyn Kalawa
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:30
  32. Peripheral arterial disease is a chronic illness, and patients with peripheral arterial disease should receive advice about lifestyle changes and medical therapies to reduce further atherosclerotic complicatio...

    Authors: Christine Wann-Hansson and Anne Wennick
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:29
  33. Nearly 20 % of the Swedish population is foreign-born. Increased exposure of patients from diverse cultures means there is an urgent need to address their unique requirements and provide optimal health care to...

    Authors: Emina Hadziabdic, Jalal Safipour, Margareta Bachrach-Lindström and Sally Hultsjö
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:25
  34. Although both nurse empowerment and competence are fundamental concepts of describing newly graduated nurses’ professional development and job satisfaction, only few studies exist on the relationship between t...

    Authors: Liisa Kuokkanen, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Olivia Numminen, Hannu Isoaho, Mervi Flinkman and Riitta Meretoja
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:22
  35. Practicing with trauma informed care (TIC) can strengthen nurses’ knowledge about the association of past trauma and the impact of trauma on the patient’s current mental illness. An aim of TIC is to avoid pote...

    Authors: Andrea Hall, Brian McKenna, Vikki Dearie, Tessa Maguire, Rosemary Charleston and Trentham Furness
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:21
  36. Self-Directed Learning develops when students take the initiative for their learning, recognising needs, formulating goals, identifying resources, implementing appropriate strategies and evaluating learning ou...

    Authors: Lucia Cadorin, Su-Fen Cheng and Alvisa Palese
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:20
  37. Delirium is an acute cognitive impairment among older hospitalized patients. It can persist until discharge and for months after that. Despite proof that evidence-based nursing interventions are effective in p...

    Authors: Henk Verloo, Céline Goulet, Diane Morin and Armin von Gunten
    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:19

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