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  1. Nursing has come a long way since the days of Florence Nightingale and even though no consensus exists it would seem reasonable to assume that caring still remains the inner core, the essence of nursing. In th...

    Authors: Ewa Kazimiera Andersson, Ania Willman, Annica Sjöström-Strand and Gunilla Borglin

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:16

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Nursing is an emotionally demanding profession and deficiencies in nurses’ mental wellbeing, characterised by low vitality and common mental disorders, have been linked to low productivity, absenteeism and pre...

    Authors: Lin Perry, Scott Lamont, Scott Brunero, Robyn Gallagher and Christine Duffield

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:15

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Ankle exercise has been proven to be an effective intervention to increase venous velocity. However, the efficacy of ankle exercise for improving cerebral circulation has not been determined. We hypothesized t...

    Authors: Sachiko Nagaya, Hisae Hayashi, Etsuko Fujimoto, Naoko Maruoka and Hiromitsu Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:14

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Nurses’ involvement in health policy development ensures that health services are: safe, effective, available and inexpensive. Nursing history reveals several legendary nurse leaders who have influenced policy...

    Authors: Nilufa Jivraj Shariff

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:13

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a targeted, nurse home visitation program for young, low-income, first-time mothers. While the effectiveness of the NFP has been established in the United States, and is c...

    Authors: Anne L Dmytryshyn, Susan M Jack, Marilyn Ballantyne, Olive Wahoush and Harriet L MacMillan

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:12

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Family caregivers are confronted with high demands creating a need for professional support and at the same time hindering its utilization. Telephone support allows easier access than face-to-face support beca...

    Authors: Renate Soellner, Maren Reder, Anna Machmer, Rolf Holle and Gabriele Wilz

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:11

    Content type: STUDY PROTOCOL

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  7. The rising rate of workplace violence in health care facilities has become a major problem for health care providers including nurses. However, evidences are lacking in Ethiopia particularly in the study area....

    Authors: Mathewos Fute, Zelalem Birhanu Mengesha, Negash Wakgari and Gizachew Assefa Tessema

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:9

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Bowel management protocols have the potential to minimize complications for critically ill patients. Targeted implementation can increase the uptake of protocols by clinicians into practice. The theory of plan...

    Authors: Serena Knowles, Lawrence T Lam, Elizabeth McInnes, Doug Elliott, Jennifer Hardy and Sandy Middleton

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:6

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Educational initiatives for informal caregivers have proved efficient at reducing some of their symptoms, consequence of their involvement in care giving. However, more progress must be made in terms of the de...

    Authors: Ana Rodríguez-Gonzalo, Carlos García-Martí, Ascensión Ocaña-Colorado, M José Baquera-De Micheo and Silvia Morel-Fernández

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:5

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Our understanding of children and childhood has changed over the last few decades, which may have an impact on children’s conditions in hospitals. Children’s rights have been strengthened by the “Convention on...

    Authors: Else Mari Ruberg Ekra, Tora Korsvold and Eva Gjengedal

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:4

    Content type: Research article

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  11. There is a need for follow-up care after stroke, but there is no consensus about the way to organise it. An intervention providing follow-up care for stroke patients and caregivers showed favourable effects on...

    Authors: Manon Fens, George Beusmans, Martien Limburg, Liesbeth van Hoef, Jolanda van Haastregt, Job Metsemakers and Caroline van Heugten

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:3

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Nurses in Sweden have a high absence due to illness and many retire before the age of sixty. Factors at work as well as in private life may contribute to health problems. To maintain a healthy work–force there...

    Authors: Madelaine Törnquist Agosti, Ingemar Andersson, Göran Ejlertsson and Ann-Christin Janlöv

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:2

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The purpose of this study was to describe the knowledge of Russian nursing students regarding HIV and Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and their attitudes towards caring for people/patients living w...

    Authors: Tarja Suominen, Laura Laakkonen, Dmitry Lioznov, Maya Polukova, Svetlana Nikolaenko, Liudmila Lipiäinen, Maritta Välimäki and Jari Kylmä

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:1

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The nursing profession is exploring how academic-practice partnerships should be structured to maximize the potential benefits for each partner. As part of an evaluation of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affa...

    Authors: Aram Dobalian, Candice C Bowman, Tamar Wyte-Lake, Marjorie L Pearson, Mary B Dougherty and Jack Needleman

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:36

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Though advances in knowledge and diagnostics make it possible today to identify persons with early-onset dementia or a related cognitive disorder much sooner, little is known about the support needs of the fam...

    Authors: Francine Ducharme, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Renée Coulombe, Louise Lévesque, Pascal Antoine and Florence Pasquier

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:49

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Challenging behavior exhibited by people with dementia can have adverse outcomes, like stress, low morale, low work satisfaction and absenteeism for nursing staff in long-term care settings. Training nursing s...

    Authors: Theo J G M Hazelhof, Debby L Gerritsen, Lisette Schoonhoven and Raymond T C M Koopmans

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:46

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Effective teamwork has proven to be crucial for providing safe care. The performance of emergencies in general and cardiac arrest situations in particular, has been criticized for primarily focusing on the ind...

    Authors: Randi Ballangrud, Mona Persenius, Birgitta Hedelin and Marie Louise Hall-Lord

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:47

    Content type: Research article

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  18. In recent year, national bodies have been actively addressing the increasing concern on the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The current study measures the knowledge, intentions and beliefs o...

    Authors: Brett G Mitchell, Richard Say, Anne Wells, Fiona Wilson, Linda Cloete and Lucinda Matheson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:43

    Content type: Research article

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  19. This debate discusses the potential merits of a New Graduate Nurse Transition to Primary Health Care Program as an untested but potential nursing workforce development and sustainability strategy. Increasingly...

    Authors: Christopher J Gordon, Christina Aggar, Anna M Williams, Lynne Walker, Simon M Willcock and Jacqueline Bloomfield

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:34

    Content type: Debate

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  20. In recent years, perioperative nursing has received ongoing attention as part of an interprofessional collaboration. Perioperative nursing is constantly faced with new challenges and opportunities that necessi...

    Authors: Erik Elgaard Sørensen, Ida Østrup Olsen, Marianne Tewes and Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:45

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Personality is deemed to play a part in an individual’s choice of work, with individuals’ preferencing a profession or field of work that will satisfy their personal needs. There is limited research exploring ...

    Authors: Belinda Kennedy, Kate Curtis and Donna Waters

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:40

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Nurses have an increased risk for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), along with a high prevalence of obesity, poor eating habits and insufficient physical activity. The aim of this study was to determine the he...

    Authors: Lindokuhle P Phiri, Catherine E Draper, Estelle V Lambert and Tracy L Kolbe-Alexander

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:38

    Content type: Research article

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  23. With increasing rates of dementia among older adults, many people will be affected by this disease; either by having the disease or by caring for a relative with dementia. Due to a shift toward home and commun...

    Authors: Shelley C Peacock, Karon Hammond-Collins and Dorothy A Forbes

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:42

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Patient safety culture emerges from the shared assumptions, values and norms of members of a health care organization, unit, team or other group with regard to practices that directly or indirectly influence p...

    Authors: Marita Danielsson, Per Nilsen, Annica Öhrn, Hans Rutberg, Jenni Fock and Siw Carlfjord

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:39

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Bowel problems such as constipation, diarrhoea and faecal incontinence (FI) are prevalent conditions among nursing home residents and little is known about nursing management. This study aimed to elucidate how...

    Authors: Susan Saga, Arnfinn Seim, Siv Mørkved, Christine Norton and Anne Guttormsen Vinsnes

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:35

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Collaboration between professionals is important in health institutions where most activities are team-performed. Ineffective nurse-physician collaboration affects patient outcome, nurses’ job satisfaction and...

    Authors: Eden Amsalu, Brihanu Boru, Firehiwot Getahun and Begna Tulu

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:37

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Definitions of advanced nursing practice abound, yet little has been published concerning the context for advanced nursing in sub-Saharan Africa. This study set out to explore the existence of, and potential f...

    Authors: Linda Anne East, John Arudo, Martha Loefler and Catrin Mai Evans

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:33

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Canadian Community health nurses (CHNs) work in diverse urban, rural, and remote settings such as: public health units/departments, home health, community health facilities, family practices, and other communi...

    Authors: Ruta K Valaitis, Ruth Schofield, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Andrea Baumann, Ruth Martin-Misener, Jane Underwood and Sandra Isaacs

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:31

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Quality in nursing documentation facilitates continuity of care and patient safety. Lack of communication between healthcare providers is associated with errors and adverse events. Shortcomings are identified ...

    Authors: Marit Helen Instefjord, Katrine Aasekjær, Birgitte Espehaug and Birgitte Graverholt

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:32

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Although the occurrence of malnutrition in hospitals is a growing concern, little is known about how hospital staff understand the care that nurses provide to patients with malnutrition. The purpose of this st...

    Authors: Atika Khalaf, Albert Westergren, Örjan Ekblom, Hazzaa M Al-Hazzaa and Vanja Berggren

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:29

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Patient care models have been implemented and documented worldwide. Many studies have focused on features that hinder and facilitate the shift to such models, including the implementation process, staff involv...

    Authors: Tariq Saleem J Alharbi, Eric Carlström, Inger Ekman, Anders Jarneborn and Lars-Eric Olsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:28

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Health care systems in Finland, Norway and Sweden share many similarities, e.g. full-coverage and tax-financed, with predominately public sector hospitals. Despite similarities, there are differences in the wo...

    Authors: Rikard Lindqvist, Lisa Smeds Alenius, Sara Runesdotter, Anneli Ensio, Virpi Jylhä, Juha Kinnunen, Ingeborg Strømseng Sjetne, Christine Tvedt, Maria Wiberg Tjønnfjord and Carol Tishelman

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:27

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Implicit rationing of nursing care is the withholding of or failure to carry out all necessary nursing measures due to lack of resources. There is evidence supporting a link between rationing of nursing care, ...

    Authors: Evridiki Papastavrou, Panayiota Andreou, Haritini Tsangari and Anastasios Merkouris

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:26

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Being with dying people is an integral part of nursing, yet many nurses feel unprepared to accompany people through the process of dying, reporting a lack of skills in psychosocial and spiritual care, resultin...

    Authors: Kirsten A Tornøe, Lars J Danbolt, Kari Kvigne and Venke Sørlie

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:25

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Nurses are essential to the health care delivery system especially to meet the health related millennium development goals. However, despite the significant shortage of nurses in Ethiopia, research in the coun...

    Authors: Eshetu Haileselassie Engeda, Anteneh Messele Birhanu and Kefyalew Addis Alene

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:24

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Sweden has undertaken many national, regional, and local initiatives to improve patient safety since the mid-2000s, but solid evidence of effectiveness for many solutions is often lacking. Nurses play a vital ...

    Authors: Mikaela Ridelberg, Kerstin Roback and Per Nilsen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:23

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The role of self-management is often ambiguous, yet, it is an important area in clinical practice for palliative nurses. A clear conceptual understanding, however, of what it represents is lacking.

    Authors: Bridget Johnston, Liz Rogerson, Jurate Macijauskiene, Aurelija Blaževičienė and Patricia Cholewka

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:21

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Shortcomings in elderly care have been reported in many parts of the world, including Sweden. However, national guidelines for elderly care have been introduced in Sweden, which contain core values and local g...

    Authors: Inger James, Karin Blomberg and Annica Kihlgren

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:19

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The Minimal Eating Observation and Nutrition form – version II (MEONF – II) is a recently developed nursing nutritional screening tool. However, its inter- and intrarater reliability has not been assessed.

    Authors: Albert Westergren, Ólina Torfadóttir and Peter Hagell

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:18

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Patients with head and neck cancer are at high risk of malnutrition and dysphagia. Enteral tube feeding via a gastrostomy or nasogastric tube is often required in response to dysphagia, odynophagia or side eff...

    Authors: Teresa Brown, Merrilyn Banks, Brett Hughes, Lizbeth Kenny, Charles Lin and Judith Bauer

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2014 13:17

    Content type: Study protocol

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