WHO Nursing and Midwifery Progress Report 2008-2012

This report is a compilation of summary activities carried out by WHO and its partners between 2008 and 2012. It demonstrates a collaborative effort rallying around the Strategic Directions for Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery which is the operational framework developed by WHO since 2002. The report also offers some practical recommendations within the framework of primary health care. [from publisher]

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Primary Health Care: Nursing and Midwifery Perspectives

This publication presents 6 case studies on interprofessional education and collaborative practice from Brazil, Canada, India, South Africa and the USA. The document also highlights some barriers and enablers to take into account for implementation. [from publisher]

National Study on Nurses' Retention in Healthcare Facilities in Underserved Areas in Lebanon

This study investigates the characteristic and the factors associated with the retention of nurses working in rural areas in Lebanon. [from abstract]

Impact of Nurse Practitioners on Care Delivery in the Emergency Department: A Multiple Perspectives Qualitative Study

This study aimed to investigate the perceived impact of the nurse practitioner on the delivery of care in the emergency department by senior doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners. Results will facilitate adoption and best use of this human resource innovation. [from abstract]

Interventions for Supporting Nurse Retention in Rural and Remote Areas: An Umbrella Review

This umbrella review aims to synthesize the current evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to promote nurse retention in rural or remote areas, and to present a taxonomy of potential strategies to improve nurse retention in those regions. [from abstract]

Influence of Organizational Context on the Use of Research by Nurses in Canadian Pediatric Hospitals

The objective of this study was to identify dimensions of organizational context and individual nurse characteristics that influence pediatric nurses’ self-reported use of research. [from abstract]

Neonatal Intensive Care and Child Psychiatry Inpatient Care: Do Different Working Conditions Influence Stress Levels?

This article aimed o analyse possible differences in biological stress markers, psycho-social working conditions, health, and well-being between nurses working in two different departments. [from abstract]

Comparative Study of an Externship Program Versus a Corporate-Academic Cooperation Program for Enhancing Nursing Competence of Graduating Students

This study compared the effects of an externship program and a corporate-academic cooperation program on enhancing junior college students’ nursing competence and retention rates in the first 3 months and 1 year of initial employment.

Cost-Effectiveness of a Nurse-Based Intervention (AIMS) to Improve Adherence among HIV-Infected Patients: Design of a Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial

Following a recent review suggesting that cost-effectiveness evaluations of adherence interventions for chronic diseases are rare, and that the methodology of such evaluations is poorly described in the literature, this manuscript presents the study protocol for a multi-centre trial evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of AIMS among a heterogeneous sample of patients. [from abstract]

Challenges for Nursing Education in Angola: The Perception of Nurse Leaders Affiliated with Professional Education Institutions

The aim in this study was to identify how nurses affiliated with nursing education institutions perceive the challenges nursing education is facing in Angola. [from abstract]

Facilitated Patient Feedback Can Improve Nursing Care: A Pilot Study for a Phase III Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial

This randomized trials was conducted to test the effectiveness of patient feedback on quality improvement of nursing care in English hospitals. [adapted from abstract]

Nursing and Midwifery Regulatory Reform in East, Central and Southern Africa: A Survey of Key Stakeholders

Enacting appropriate changes in both regulation and education of nurses requires engagement of national regulatory bodies, and key stakeholders such as government chief nursing officers, professional associations, and educators. The purpose of this research is to describe the perspectives and engagement of these stakeholders in advancing critical regulatory and educational reform in east, central, and southern Africa. [adapted from abstract]

Forecasting Supply and Demand in Nursing Professions: Impacts of Occupational Flexibility and Employment Structure in Germany

To portray the different possible developments in the supply of nursing professionals, the authors projected the supply of formally trained nurses and the potential supply of persons who are able to work in a nursing professioncalculated on the basis of empirical information on occupational mobility from a national census. [adapted from abstract]

Effectiveness of Nurse Case Management Compared with Usual Care in Cancer Patients at a Single Medical Center in Taiwan: A Quasi-Experimental Study

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of care quality in cancer patients using a nurse case management model. [adapted from abstract]

Differences in Preferences for Rural Job Postings between Nursing Students and Practicing Nurses: Evidence from a Discrete Choice Experiment in Lao People's Democratic Republic

A discrete choice experiment was conducted to investigate preferences for job characteristics among nursing students and practicing nurses to determine how these groups vary in their respective preferences and to understand whether differing policies may be appropriate for each group. [from abstract]

Policy Implementation and Financial Incentives for Nurses in South Africa: A Case Study on the Occupation Specific Dispensation

The article draws on a policy implementation framework to analyse the implementation of occupation-specific dispensation (OSD), a financial incentive strategy to attract, motivate, and retain health professionals in the public health sector, and seeks to determine whether the manner in which OSD was implemented caused unintended negative consequences. [from author]

Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading Chronic Care

This document provides background information about the increasing need and demand for chronic care, using type-2 diabetes as an example. It challenges nurses and others to understand the enormity of the problem and to recognise that nurses are well placed to take a lead role. [from author]

International Collaboration: A Concept Model to Engage Nursing Leaders and Promote Global Nursing Education Partnerships

This article describes a newly developed, internationally focused concept model, “Engaging tomorrow’s international nursing leaders” which illustrates the ways alliances between international schools of nursing build nursing leaders who can facilitate global health outcomes. [adapted from summary]

Factors Associated with Evidence-Based Practice among Registered Nurses in Sweden: A National Cross-Sectional Study

The aim of the study was to examine individual and organizational factors associated with evidence-based practice activities as a tool to increase the quality of care and patient safety activities among registered nurses 2 years post-graduation. [adapted from abstract]

Nurses' Workarounds in Acute Healthcare Settings: A Scoping Review

This paper assesses the peer reviewed empirical evidence available on the use, proliferation, conceptualisation, rationalisation and perceived impact of nurses’ use of workarounds in acute care settings. [from abstract]

Continuing Professional Development Framework (CPD) for Nurses in Kenya

This CPD framework provides guidelines that create an environment for nurses to keep abreast with, and improve competencies in service delivery in an effort to satisfy the needs and expectations of patients and clients in Kenya. [adapted from author]

Literature Review: The Role of the Private Sector in the Production of Nurses in India, Kenya, South Africa and Thailand

This study examines the supply of, demand for, and policy
environment of private nurse production in four selected countries. [from abstract]

Impact of a Brief Lifestyle Intervention Delivered by Generalist Community Nurses

This research evaluated the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for clients with risk factors for chronic disease in routine community nursing practice. [adapted from abstract]

Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Capacity to Contribute to the Prevention, Treatment and Managment of Noncommunicable Diseases

This document includes evidence-based examples of value-added nursing interventions to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and reduce the associated risk factors. It also proposes methods for implementing changes in education and clinical practice to strengthen nurses and midwives’ capacity to help prevent, screen and detect NCDs, and then treat and rehabilitate those suffering such diseases. [adapted from summary]

Conceptualizing Performance of Nursing Care as a Prerequisite for Better Measurement: A Systematic and Interpretive Review

The objectives of this study were to: develop a theoretically based framework to conceptualize nursing care performance; analyze how the different components of the framework have been operationalized in the literature; and develop a pool of indicators sensitive to various aspects of nursing care that can be used as a basis for designing a performance measurement system. [from abstract]

Experience of Nurses with Using eHealth in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan: A Qualitative Study in Primary and Secondary Healthcare

To improve the quality of health care in remote parts of Pakistan, a research project was initiated in the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan using information and communication technology to improve patient care and support continuing education of health providers (eHealth). This paper describes the experience of nurses in using eHealth in their routine practices. [from abstract]

Nursing Leadership in a Rapidly Aging Society: Implications of the Future of Nursing Report in Japan

A recent report about the future of nursing highlights the areas where nurses can serve, contribute, and move forward to improve health care in the United States. The purpose of this paper demonstrate that the report’s recommendations could have implications for the future of nursing outside of the United States, particularly for nurses taking leadership in designing care for the rapidly aging society of Japan. [adapted from abstract]

Nurse Managers' Leadership Styles in Finland

The intention of this study was to explore nurses’ and supervisors’ perceptions of nurse managers’ leadership styles. [from abstract]

Impact of Nursing Characteristics and the Work Environment on Perceptions of Communication

Failure to communicate openly and accurately to members of the healthcare team can result in medical error. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of nursing characteristics and environmental values on communication in the acute care setting. [from abstract]

Study on Korean Nursing Students' Educational Outcomes

The purpose of this study was to describe outcome indicators of nursing education including critical thinking, professionalism, leadership, and communication and to evaluate differences among nursing programs and academic years. [from abstract]