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  1. The abundance of easy and accessible information and the rapid development of social networking sites (SNSs) have proven that the world is small and within reach. The great implication of this interconnectivit...

    Authors: Glenn Ford D. Valdez, Arcalyd Rose R. Cayaban, Sadeq Al-Fayyadh, Mehmet Korkmaz, Samira Obeid, Cheryl Lyn A. Sanchez, Muna B. Ajzoon, Howieda Fouly and Jonas P. Cruz

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:52

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Carriers of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) experience a variety of personal and social consequences, despite the asymptomatic nature of carriage. Some of these consequences are inherent to the...

    Authors: Lotte van Heuvel, Renske Eilers, Sabiena G. Feenstra, Manon R. Haverkate and Aura Timen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:50

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Moral competencies are essential for nursing work. Professional identity is a set of values and beliefs that a person has about her/his job, which includes moral values as well. The development of moral compet...

    Authors: Sahar Haghighat, Fariba Borhani and Hadi Ranjbar

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:49

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The hospitalization of children requires collaboration between parents and nurses in partnerships. This study examines parents’ and nurses’ experiences of ideal collaboration in treatment-centered and home-lik...

    Authors: Hildegunn Sundal and Solfrid Vatne

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:48

    Content type: Research article

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  5. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the nursing profession faces significant challenges including; failure to recruit high school students into nursing education, poor nursing identity, and lack of awareness about...

    Authors: Hala Elmorshedy, Abrar AlAmrani, Mona Hassan Ahmed Hassan, Amel Fayed and Susan Ann Albrecht

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:47

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Intermittent claudication (IC) is a classic symptom of peripheral arterial disease, and strongly associated with coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. Treatment of IC and secondary prevention of ...

    Authors: Sara Haile, Anneli Linné, Unn-Britt Johansson and Eva Joelsson-Alm

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:45

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. The current state of evidence regarding measures that assess evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) competence attributes (i.e., knowledge, skills, attitudes/beliefs, behaviours) among nurses is unknown. Thi...

    Authors: Emily Belita, Janet E. Squires, Jennifer Yost, Rebecca Ganann, Trish Burnett and Maureen Dobbins

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:44

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Moral courage is one of the fundamental values of nursing profession and a powerful method of coping with ethical problems. Psychological empowerment is a suitable method of enabling individuals to coping ment...

    Authors: Zahra Khoshmehr, Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Khadijeh Nasiriani and Hossein Fallahzadeh

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:43

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To develop and validate a shared governance feasibility instrument in schools of nursing in Iran with respect to the nature of the profession and the sociocultural context of the Iranian community.

    Authors: Maryam Sattarzadeh-Pashabeig, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Mohammad-Mehdi Sadoughi, Alice Khachian, Mansoureh Zagheri-Tafreshi and Alessandro Stievano

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:42

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Meaning in life (MiL) is considered to be an important part of health and is associated with many positive outcomes in older adults, such as quality of life and longevity. As health promotors, nurses may take ...

    Authors: Susan Hupkens, Marleen Goumans, Peter Derkx and Anja Machielse

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:41

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Practice facilitation is a method of introducing and sustaining organizational change. It involves the use of skilled healthcare professionals called practice facilitators (PFs) to help address the challenges ...

    Authors: Lindsay Shade, Kelly Reeves, Jennifer Rees, Lori Hendrickson, Jacqueline Halladay, Rowena J. Dolor, Paul Bray and Hazel Tapp

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:40

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Clinical dishonesty is a complex problem that threatens the health and safety of patients. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between clinical dishonesty and perceived clinical stress in nursing ...

    Authors: Foozieh Rafati, Behnaz Bagherian, Parvin Mangolian shahrbabaki and Zahra Imani Goghary

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:39

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Patient undergoing surgery may be afraid and concerned about the diagnosis, the treatment, the procedure, the postoperative care, and the surgical recovery. Good communication between staff and patients can mi...

    Authors: Renata da Silva Schulz, Rosimere Ferreira Santana, Carla Targino Bruno dos Santos, Thiago Batista Faleiro, Dayana Medeiros do Amaral Passarelles, Ana Beatriz Serra Hercules and Thalita Gomes do Carmo

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:38

    Content type: Research article

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  14. In the perioperative dialogue, pre-, intra- and postoperatively, the patient shares their history. In the dialogue, the nurse anesthetist (NA) gets to witness the patient’s experiences and can alleviate the pa...

    Authors: Anna Abelsson and Annette Nygårdh

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:37

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Delirium is recognised internationally as a common disorder that causes acute deterioration in a person’s cognitive abilities. Healthcare professionals play a key role in the early identification and managemen...

    Authors: Gary Mitchell, Clare McVeigh, Susan Carlisle and Christine Brown-Wilson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:34

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Addressing eating difficulties among older individuals with dementia living in nursing homes requires evidence-based interventions. However, to date, there is limited evidence of effective interventions design...

    Authors: Alvisa Palese, Valentina Bressan, Mark Hayter and Roger Watson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:32

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Work-related exposures to needle stick and sharps accidents are essential reason of infections with blood borne pathogens amongst health care employees and can cause extensive fitness consequences and psycholo...

    Authors: Solomon Assen, Mamo Wubshet, Manay Kifle, Tewelde Wubayehu and Berihu Gidey Aregawi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:31

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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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  22. Nurses form the largest professional group in health care, and they spend most of their working day on their feet. From the perspective of work well-being, healthy feet are important to tolerate the physical d...

    Authors: Minna Stolt, Jouko Katajisto, Johanna Peltonen, Riitta Suhonen and Helena Leino-Kilpi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:29

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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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  27. The Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) is widely utilized in multiple languages across the world. Despite culture and language variations, research studies from Latin America use the Spanish la...

    Authors: Patrick A. Palmieri, Juan M. Leyva-Moral, Doriam E. Camacho-Rodriguez, Nina Granel-Gimenez, Eric W. Ford, Kathleen M. Mathieson and Joan S. Leafman

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:23

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The increasing number of people living with one or more chronic conditions imposes a growing demand on healthcare providers. One way to handle this challenge is by re-orientating the way care is provided, empo...

    Authors: Kamila Adellund Holt, Dorthe Overgaard, Lisbeth Vinberg Engel and Lars Kayser

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:22

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC) demonstrates good psychometric characteristics in research settings. However, evidence about these characteristics in pragmatic ICU settings is inconsist...

    Authors: Elke Detroyer, Annick Timmermans, Dana Segers, Geert Meyfroidt, Jasperina Dubois, Aimé Van Assche, Etienne Joosten and Koen Milisen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:21

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Nursing care behavior and nurse’s perception of effective care behavior is an act, conduct, and mannerism enacted by professional nurses that convey concern, safety, and attention to the patient. Behavior asso...

    Authors: Adugna Oluma and Muktar Abadiga

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:19

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Nurses are increasingly confronted with the challenge of globalization and the acceleration of migratory flows. This reality affects the notion of culture and its influence on health-related behaviors. The sta...

    Authors: Cécile-Marie Dupin, Mélanie Pinon, Karine Jaggi, Celina Teixera, Aurèle Sagne and Noelia Delicado

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:18

    Content type: Debate

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. We examined whether telecommunication-device-based distance interviews are inferior to face-to-face interviews in terms of facilitating behavioral changes and disease management in patients with diabetic nephr...

    Authors: Kana Kazawa, Kanae Osaki, Md Moshiur Rahman and Michiko Moriyama

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:16

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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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  35. The implementation of clearly structured dementia-specific case conferences could be an important tool to enable nursing staff to properly analyse and manage challenging behaviour in nursing home residents wit...

    Authors: Daniela Holle, Sonja Teupen, Rabea Graf, Rene Müller-Widmer, Sven Reuther, Margareta Halek and Martina Roes

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:14

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Novice nurses need to be better prepared to provide care in acute situations. There is currently no validated scale specifically measuring nurses’ perception of their ability to provide care in acute situation...

    Authors: Anders Sterner, Emma Säfström, Lina Palmér, Nerrolyn Ramstrand and Magnus Andersson Hagiwara

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:13

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  38. A well-functioning education system for family nurses is a priority of the primary health care reform in Tajikistan. In 2015/2016, a baseline study was carried out to measure the educational environment at two...

    Authors: Filippo Lechthaler, Michele Arigoni, Mohira Khamidova, Dilbar Davlyatova, Helen Prytherch and Kaspar Wyss

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:11

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Patient safety is a crucial factor in the provision of quality healthcare and is therefore a global health concern. It is an area in which ethical concerns and high-quality clinical practice are inextricably l...

    Authors: Behzad Razzani, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Tayebeh Jamshidi, Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Zahra Lotfi and Victoria Skerrett

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:10

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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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  42. The increase in the ageing population and the consequent establishment of a network of adequate structures to respond effectively to the welfare needs of institutionalized elderly people have stimulated the di...

    Authors: Stefano Finotto, Giorgia Bertolini, Riccarda Camellini, Rita Fantelli, Debora Formisano, Maria Grazia Macchioni and Daniela Mecugni

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:7

    Content type: Research article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Unsafe medication practices are the leading causes of avoidable patient harm in healthcare systems across the world. The largest proportion of which occurs during medication administration. Nurses play a signi...

    Authors: Adam Wondmieneh, Wudma Alemu, Niguse Tadele and Asmamaw Demis

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:4

    Content type: Research article

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  46. We describe an on-site clinical mentoring program aimed at improving emergency obstetrical and new-born care (EmONC) in Nepal and assess its effectiveness on nurses’ knowledge and skills. In Nepal, both the ma...

    Authors: Sophie Goyet, Swaraj Rajbhandari, Valerie Broch Alvarez, Aida Bayou, Sirjana Khanal and Tara Nath Pokhrel

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:3

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Taking bioscience courses such as anatomy and physiology (A&P) is important for the development of nursing competence, but learning such subjects is also a challenge for many students. Nursing students’ motiva...

    Authors: Aud Emelie Evensen, Hildfrid Vikkelsmoe Brataas and Guanglin Cui

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2020 19:2

    Content type: Research article

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