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#1Brigid M. Gillespie (Griffith University)H-Index: 23
#2Rachel Walker (Griffith University)H-Index: 12
Last. Wendy Chaboyer (Griffith University)H-Index: 46
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ABSTRACT Introduction Surgical wound care requires an interprofessional approach; however, there is considerable variation in practice and a lack of robust evidence to guide clinicians. Thus, it is important to identify priority areas from the perspectives of end-users to target efforts to both generate and implement high quality evidence. Objective To rank the top four priority questions in wound management across two health districts to inform future research and implementation efforts in woun...
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#1Guangpeng Wang (Fudan University)
#2Qingmin Yang (Fudan University)
ABSTRACT Background In order to develop effective interventions targeting improvement in poor HRQOL, it is necessary to understand the factors that influence HRQOL and the relationships in patients with heart failure. Aim The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with HRQOL and the relationships in patients with heart failure. Methods A cross-sectional survey design was utilised to survey 301 heart failure patients in a hospital. Participants completed measures of social suppor...
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#1Ariana C. Kong (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 1
#2Ajesh George (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 15
Last. Deborah Parker (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 21
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ABSTRACT Background Oral health problems among people receiving palliative care are common and can significantly affect quality of life. Nurses are at the frontline of palliative care in Australia. However, how optimal oral health care is addressed in clinical practice by palliative nurses is not known. Aim To explore the perceptions of nurses working in Australian palliative care settings to determine the acceptability, challenges and recommendations that need to be considered to develop and im...
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#1Laurie Grealish (Griffith University)H-Index: 13
#2Melissa Bloomer (Deakin University)H-Index: 13
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#1Junel Amarado Padigos (University of the Sunshine Coast)
#2Stephen R. Ritchie (University of Auckland)H-Index: 2
Last. Anecita Gigi Lim (University of Auckland)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Background Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) requires a multidisciplinary approach to address the global emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Nurses have potential roles to influence appropriate antibiotic use. Objective The objective of the study was to investigate knowledge of registered nurses (RNs) on antibiotics, AMR and their understanding of AMS. Design A cross-sectional survey design was used. Participants and Setting Participants were RNs from the greater Auckland region ...
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#1Jane A. Douglas (UOW: University of Wollongong)
#2Sharon R Bourgeois (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 2
Last. Lorna Moxham (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Background Early career registered nurses (ECRNs) are those in the first five years of practice and are at increased risk of leaving the profession. There is limited research investigating the experiences and approaches of ECRNs who have chosen to stay, which can, in turn, shed light on strategies to assist future ECRNs. Aim This article reports on the findings of a study that explored the disorienting dilemmas of ECRNs and asked the question, how do ECRNs stay working in the profession...
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#1Bahaa Alassoud (Glas.: University of Glasgow)
#2Bridget Johnston (Glas.: University of Glasgow)H-Index: 14
Last. Karen Hogg (Glas.: University of Glasgow)H-Index: 11
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ABSTRACT Background Cultural values and beliefs influence understanding of health and illness, but we do not know their impact on patients’ understanding of advanced heart failure. Aims We explore how culture influences the understanding of advanced heart failure for patients and their family members, and how culture influences the adoption of healthy behaviours. Method/Data Sources In this mixed-methods systematic review, we systematically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Scienc...
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#1Fiona E. BogossianH-Index: 23
#2Lisa McKennaH-Index: 26
Last. Tracey Levett-JonesH-Index: 32
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#1Ritin S Fernandez (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 19
Last. Amy Tapsell (UOW: University of Wollongong)
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Abstract Background Emotional wellbeing is essential for mental and physical health. Although all university students are vulnerable to psychological distress, nursing students are particularly susceptible, and recognised at higher risk due to the stressful nature of the nursing program. Aim The aim of this cross-sectional study was to compare the demographic characteristics and emotional wellbeing with regard to levels of anxiety, depression, behavioural control, positive affect and general dis...
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