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Factors influencing sleep quality among Jordanian intensive care patients

The general purpose of this study was to investigate the demographic and environmental factors that might adversely affect the patients' quality of sleep. The hypotheses were: patients' demographic...

Personal and social influences on the use of humour in the interactions of student nurses in UK clinical settings

Early research studies alluded to differences in how women and men use humour (Kotthoff, 2006). Kotthoff explained that traditionally held views involved actively joking men and a passive audience of...

What's wrong with ‘seeing the person first’?

‘Impairment: any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological or anatomical structure or function.’ .

Congruence between nurses' and patients' assessment of postoperative pain: a literature review

A structured search was made of the following databases: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Medline Complete, PubMed Complementary Index, PsychINFO and British Nursing...

Effect of an educational programme on the attitudes towards patient safety of operation room nurses

‘A discipline in the healthcare sector that applies safety scientific methods towards the goal of achieving a trustworthy system of healthcare delivery. Patient safety is also an attribute of...

Investigating intercultural effectiveness of paediatric nurses in a Turkish hospital

‘The term ‘culture’ is used to signify the full spectrum of values, behaviors, customs, language, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, and other...

Preoperative peripheral and core temperature: an observational study at a day-surgery unit

The aim was to study day-surgery patients' peripheral and core temperatures during the preoperative phase. The hypothesis was that the temperature would decrease..

A J curve of interprofessional change: co-locating non-health partners in an oncology unit

The service, Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ), was launched in Glasgow in 2014. ICJ is managed by Glasgow City Council, and the local NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde board is a key partner alongside a...

Nursing measures to support the needs of haematological cancer survivors post-treatment: a literature review

The search used keywords, precisely focused to the question. These were ‘Nurs* or Support* or Car*’ and ‘Cancer or Neoplasms or Haematology or Oncology or Malignancy’ and ‘Post Treatment or Dischar*’....

Patients' experiences of living with multiple myeloma

To achieve the aim of the study a qualitative exploratory design was used; this was because it permitted an insight into the experiences of people from their perspectives. The study was completed in...

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