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Exploring the sustainable impacts of a clinical healthcare research scholarship programme

The quality improvement (SusQI) framework of sustainable value was used as the basis of our evaluation (Mortimer et al, 2018). This includes considerations of financial, environmental and social...

Identification and responses by nurses to sexual exploitation of young people

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (2017), sexual exploitation is.

Assessing the benefits of advanced clinical practice for key stakeholders

The discussion below is based on the findings of a mixed-methods systematic literature review (Table 1), using the STARLITE (sampling strategy, type of study, approaches, range of years, limits,...

‘Selling their souls?’ Nurses' understanding of addiction and recovery in acute hospital settings

The findings presented are the participants' understanding of the concepts of addiction and recovery in relation to substance use. Of the 11 participants interviewed in this study, 9 were female and 2...

Content validity of an instrument for analysing nurses' knowledge of peripherally inserted central catheters

The objective of this study was to develop an instrument for analysing nurses' knowledge about PICCs and evaluate its content validity..

Alcohol-related dementia

According to Public Health England (Burton et al, 2016), alcohol is increasingly a leading cause of death in the 50–69 age group in England. This group has the highest rate of alcohol consumption, and...

Identifying barriers and enablers for a robust independent second check of medication in adult intensive care

An exploratory design was adopted for this work, using a focus group method to generate data and an interpretative approach to analysis to gain an understanding of the reality experienced by nurses of...

Mouth care: why it matters − highlighting a neglected care need

OHID et al (2021) have created an evidence-based toolkit entitled Delivering Better Oral Health aimed at preventing oral disease and improving oral health. Since its first edition in 2007, this...

Autistic nurses: do they exist?

Autism spectrum disorder (ADO) has probably existed for hundreds of years but didn't get its name until the middle of the 19th century (Wolff, 2004). According to mental health literature, autism is a...

Acute abdominal surgical presentations in children

A study conducted in Taiwan over 3 years, identified that 10% of 3980 paediatric patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) with abdominal pain had a true ‘acute abdomen’ (Tseng et al,...

Challenges faced by nurses in complying with aseptic non-touch technique principles during wound care: a review

The purpose of this review is to identify the challenges that nurses face in applying the principles of ANTT during wound-care practice..

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...

Strategies used to cope with stress by emergency and critical care nurses

Table 2 provides the validity and reliability estimates for the component scales of Folkman and Lazarus's Ways of Coping questionnaire. In terms of validity, the instrument was modified...

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