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ABSTRACT Introduction The Intensive Care Unit is a resource intense service with a high nursing workload per patient resulting in a low ratio of patients per nurse. This review aims to identify existing scoring systems for measuring nursing workload on the Intensive Care and assess their validity and reliability to quantify the needed nursing time. Methods We conducted a systematic review of the literature indexed before 01/Mar/2018 in the bibliographic databases MEDLINE, Embase, and Cinahl. Ful...
#1Hannah Andrews (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 2
Last.Kate SeersH-Index: 34
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ABSTRACT Background Healthcare is delivered in a culture of ongoing change, with many nurses highlighting the impact of this on their own wellbeing. However, there is a dearth of literature focusing on how nurses care for themselves as they try to provide compassionate care in a challenging job. Objectives This study explored nurses’ experience of self-care and self-compassion and how this may relate to compassionate care giving towards patients. Design A constructivist grounded theory approach ...
#1Marina Rodríguez‐Gómez (University of Valencia)H-Index: 1
#2Isabel Ruiz-Pérez (Andalusian School of Public Health)H-Index: 1
Last.Vicenta Escribà Agüir (University of Valencia)H-Index: 21
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Abstract Background Cancer is a major public health problem worldwide. The GLOBOCAN estimated 18.1 million new cases of cancer and 9.6 million deaths from cancer in 2018. In some of the more frequent cancers, mortality can be significantly reduced through cancer screening programs. Nevertheless, socially disadvantaged groups have difficulties in benefitting from these screening programs, especially rural populations. Objective To identify, characterize and summarize patient-targeted intervention...
#1Yu-Ling Chang (CGU: Chang Gung University)
#2Yun-Fang Tsai (CGUST: Chang Gung University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 26
Last.Kuan-Chia Lin (NYMU: National Yang-Ming University)H-Index: 26
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ABSTRACT Background Esophagectomy is the primary surgical treatment for esophageal cancer. However, patients often experience a decrease in physical activity, poor nutrition, and a reduction in quality of life following surgery. Objectives The aim of this study was to examine the effects of an exercise and nursing education health informatics program on quality of life, exercise capacity, and nutrition among patients following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. Design A randomized controlled t...
#1Admi Hanna (Rambam Health Care Campus)
#2Eilon – Moshe Yael (Rambam Health Care Campus)
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Abstract Background Ischemic heart disease and stroke remain the leading causes of death globally. Poor adherence to treatment amongst patients with chronic health conditions is a global unresolved problem of enormous magnitude. Despite extensive research in the field of adherence behaviors, few studies have focused on motivational aspects that can enhance adherence from the patients' points of view post myocardial infarction. Aim To gain insights into the perceptions that underline health-relat...
#1Amanda Drury (Trinity College, Dublin)H-Index: 1
#2Sheila Payne (Lancaster University)H-Index: 56
Last.Anne-Marie Brady (Trinity College, Dublin)H-Index: 11
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Abstract Background Follow-up care and surveillance are essential components of colorectal cancer survivorship. However, the relative contribution of healthcare experiences to quality of life in cancer survivorship is poorly understood. Objectives This study explores associations between colorectal cancer survivors’ healthcare experiences and quality of life. Design Cross-sectional survey study. Settings Participants were recruited from medical oncology and colorectal cancer surgery departments ...
#1Catherine Chung (FedUni: Federation University Australia)H-Index: 4
#2Lisa McKenna (FedUni: Federation University Australia)H-Index: 25
Last.Simon Cooper (FedUni: Federation University Australia)H-Index: 29
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Abstract Background Patient experience is recognised as a means of assessing healthcare delivery with organisations in many countries now gathering patient experience or satisfaction data. It is well documented that the benefits of improving a patients' experience include increased satisfaction, reduced length of stay, improved patient outcomes and reduction of costs. The experience of acute clinical deterioration is unique, extensive and complex as well as being a difficult experience for all i...
#1John Baker (University of Leeds)H-Index: 22
#2Krysia Canvin (University of Leeds)
Last.Kathryn Berzins (University of Leeds)H-Index: 8
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ABSTRACT Background Mental health services worldwide are under strain from a combination of unprecedented demand, workforce reconfigurations, and government austerity measures. There has been relatively little research or policy focus on the impact of staffing and skill mix on safety and quality in mental health services leaving a considerable evidence gap. Given that workforce is the primary therapeutic intervention in secondary mental health care this constitutes a major deficit. Objective Thi...
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