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Issue 15 - 9 September 2021

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Articles: Nursing Reports [Journal], June 2021 

  1. Anxiety Effect on Communication Skills in Nursing Supervisors: An Observational Study
  2. Nursing Students Explore Meaningful Activities for Nursing Home Residents: Enlivening the Residents by Cultivating Their Spark of Life
  3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse — Practical Messages
  4. Fatalism, Social Support and Self-Management Perceptions among Rural African Americans Living with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
  5. A Scoping Review to Identify Barriers and Enabling Factors for Nurse — Patient Discussions on Sexuality and Sexual Health
  6. Impact of Initial Emotional States and Self-Efficacy Changes on Nursing Students’ Practical Skills Performance in Simulation-Based Education
  7. Assessing the Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes among Saudi Women
  8. Nursing Education: Students’ Narratives of Moral Distress in Clinical Practice

Articles: Vaccine Hesitancy

  1. Mandatory vaccination for health care workers: an analysis of law and policy
  2. Understanding COVID-19 misinformation and vaccine hesitancy in context: Findings from a qualitative study involving citizens in Bradford, UK
  3. Reassuring Vaccine-Hesitant Healthcare Workers: COVID-19 shots stood on the shoulders of giants
  4. Evidence-based strategies to promote vaccine acceptance
  5. Promoting Vaccine Education in the Face of Vaccine Hesitancy
  6. Why Debunking Misinformation Is Not Enough to Change People’s Minds About Vaccines
  7. Understanding vaccine hesitancy: the evidence
  8. Vaccine hesitancy: Root causes and possible solutions
  9. Vaccine Hesitancy: How Can Nurses Respond to the Nation’s Opposition and Skepticism of Vaccines?

Articles: Patient Safety

  1. Effects of nurse-to-patient ratio legislation on nurse staffing and patient mortality, readmissions, and length of stay: a prospective study in a panel of hospitals
  2. Reforming the cost of care: Te tārei anō i te utu o te taurima tangata [Editorial]
  3. The Influence of Patient Safety Culture and Patient Safety Error Experience on Safety Nursing Activities of Emergency Nurses in South Korea
  4. A baseline assessment of patient safety culture and its associated factors from the perspective of critical care nurses: Results from 10 hospitals
  5. Evaluation of the attitudes about patient safety in perioperative care
  6. Clinical coaches and patient safety - Just in time: A descriptive exploratory study
  7. Hospital nursing organizational factors, nursing care left undone, and nurse burnout as predictors of patient safety: A structural equation modeling analysis

Articles: Primary Health Care, August 2021 [RCN Journal]

  1. Social prescribing: a nurse-led pilot project in a general practice setting
  2. Best practice in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot
  3. COVID-19, acute kidney injury and the risk of long-term renal damage
  4. How to broach the subject of a patient’s weight with confidence and sensitivity
  5. The problem with BMI - and why ‘health at every size’ is a better obesity strategy
  6. Atrial fibrillation risk, treatment and self-care: updated guidance

Events

  1. Equity in Health
  2. New Zealand Nursing Leaders’ Summit

National news

  1. Four walls of the whare: Recognising our health beyond the physical

International news

  1. Coronavirus vaccines cut risk of long Covid, study finds
  2. Website tracking understaffing in aged care gets hundreds of reports within two months

 

Articles: Nursing Reports [Journal], June 2021

1. Anxiety Effect on Communication Skills in Nursing Supervisors: An Observational Study

Colomer-Sánchez, Ana., Ayuso-Murillo, Diego., Lendínez-Mesa, Alejandro., Ruiz-Nuñez, Carlos., Fontán-Vinagre, Guadalupe & Herrera-Peco, Iván.
Nursing Reports, Jun 2021. 11(2), 207-216.

The aim of the present study was to analyze the impact of anxiety management on nurse managers' communication skills.

2. Nursing Students Explore Meaningful Activities for Nursing Home Residents: Enlivening the Residents by Cultivating Their Spark of Life

Haugland, Britt Øvrebø; Giske, Tove.
Nursing Reports, Jun 2021. 11(2), 217-228.

International research focuses on person-centered care, quality of life, and quality of care for people living in long-term care facilities, and that it can be challenging to improve the quality of life for residents with dementia. The aim of this study was to explore ways of developing appropriate person-centered activities for nursing home residents based on what would be meaningful for them.

3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse—Practical Messages

  Rosso, Chiara; Aaron, Alami Aroussi., Armandi, Angelo., Caviglia, Gian Paolo., Vernero, Marta., Saracco, Giorgio Maria., Astegiano, Marco., Bugianesi, Elisabetta & Ribaldone, Davide Giuseppe.
Nursing Reports, Jun 2021. 11(2), 229-241.

Patients affected by inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are complex patients with various problems from a clinical and psychological point of view. The objective of this comprehensive review is to describe the figure of inflammatory bowel disease nurses and the various benefits that their introduction into a multidisciplinary team can bring, as well as a focus on how to become an inflammatory bowel disease nurse.

4. Fatalism, Social Support and Self-Management Perceptions among Rural African Americans Living with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes

 Abbott, Laurie., Slate, Elizabeth., Graven, Lucinda., Lemacks, Jennifer & Grant, Joan.
Nursing Reports, Jun 2021. 11(2), 242-252

The purposes of this study were to perform secondary analyses of existing clinical trial data to determine whether a diabetes health promotion and disease risk reduction intervention had an effect on diabetes fatalism, social support, and perceived diabetes self-management and to provide precise estimates of the mean levels of these variables in an understudied population.

5. A Scoping Review to Identify Barriers and Enabling Factors for Nurse–Patient Discussions on Sexuality and Sexual Health

Åling, Maria., Lindgren, Agnes., Löfall, Hillevi & Okenwa-Emegwa, Leah.
Nursing Reports, Jun2021; 11(2): 253-266

This scoping review aimed to map, synthesize, and summarize findings from existing literature regarding barriers and enabling factors for nurse–patient SSH discussions in care contexts.

6. Impact of Initial Emotional States and Self-Efficacy Changes on Nursing Students' Practical Skills Performance in Simulation-Based Education

Lugo, Ricardo Gregorio., Hjelmeland, Inger., Hansen, Mette Tindvik., Haug, Erna; Sütterlin, Stefan &  Grønlien, Heidi Kristine
Nursing Reports, Jun 2021. 11(2), 267-278.

A study was conducted to assess changes in the development of self-efficacy in simulation training for 2nd year nursing students. Initial emotional states, pre and post self-efficacy, and expert ratings of simulation performance were assessed.

7. Assessing the Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes among Saudi Women

Adwani, Nadia., Fouly, Howieda & Omer, Tagwa
Nursing Reports, Jun 2021. 11(2), 279-290.

The rising prevalence of obesity has a significant impact on obstetrics practice regarding maternal and perinatal complications includes recurrent miscarriage, pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and prolonged labor. Objective: To assess the impact of obesity on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes among Saudi women.

8. Nursing Education: Students' Narratives of Moral Distress in Clinical Practice

Mæland, Marie Kvamme.,Tingvatn, Britt Sætre., Rykkje, Linda & Drageset, Sigrunn.
Nursing Reports, Jun 2021. 11(2), 291-300

Research indicates that newly graduated nurses are often unprepared for meeting challenging situations in clinical practice. This phenomenon is referred to as a "reality shock". This gap in preparedness may lead to moral distress. 

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Articles: Vaccine Hesitancy

9. Mandatory vaccination for health care workers: an analysis of law and policy

Colleen M. Flood, Bryan Thomas and Kumanan Wilson.
CMAJ February 08, 2021. 193 (6), E217-E220. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.202755

An effective vaccine provided to all health care workers in Canada will protect both the health workforce and patients, reducing the overall burden of coronavirus disease 2019 on services and ensuring adequate personnel to minister to people’s health needs through the pandemic. Provincial governments should put in place rules for mandatory vaccination of health care workers that cut across all public and private settings, and should not leave this to the discretion of individual employers.

10. Understanding COVID-19 misinformation and vaccine hesitancy in context: Findings from a qualitative study involving citizens in Bradford, UK

Lockyer, Bridget., Islam, Shahid., Rahman, Aamnah., Dickerson, Josie., Pickett, Kate., Sheldon, Trevor., Wright, John., McEachan, Rosemary & Sheard, Laura
Health Expectations, Aug 2021. 24(4), 1158-1167.

Objective: To understand people's COVID-19 beliefs, their interactions with (mis)information during COVID-19 and attitudes towards a COVID-19 vaccine

11. Reassuring Vaccine-Hesitant Healthcare Workers: COVID-19 shots stood on the shoulders of giants

AHC MEDIA; Hospital Employee Health, Aug 2021. 40(8), 1-2

A common misperception that has led to vaccine hesitancy in healthcare workers and the public is the COVID-19 vaccines were produced with undue haste, seemingly coming out of nowhere to respond to the pandemic. The extensive scientific work with many other viruses that enabled the rapid development of the pandemic vaccines often is left out of the equation.

12. Evidence-based strategies to promote vaccine acceptance

While, Alison.
British Journal of Community Nursing, Jul 2021. 26(7), 338-343

The success of a vaccination programme depends upon its coverage so that it provides herd immunity. Vaccine hesitancy has the potential to undermine a vaccine programme. Evidence suggests that some strategies are more effective in promoting vaccination uptake. Community nurses should help in the promotion of vaccination uptake using evidence-based interventions and through 'Making Every Contact Count'.

13. Promoting Vaccine Education in the Face of Vaccine Hesitancy

McDermott, Elise.
Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, Jul 2021. 52(3), 4-8

The vaccination is considered to be one of the greatest achievements of public health” (Dubé et al., 2013, p. 1763). However, as the development of COVID-19 vaccines created real potential to improve public health globally, the challenging phenomenon of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy arose.

14. Why Debunking Misinformation Is Not Enough to Change People's Minds About Vaccines

Larson, Heidi J & Broniatowski, David A.
American Journal of Public Health, Jun2021; 111(6): 1058-1060

The article explores how people's minds might be changed about vaccines, notably, the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. Topics discussed include concerns and conspiracy theories driving COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, how levels of trust, or distrust, in individuals and institutions that discover, develop, and deliver vaccines, and humanity's constant attempt to make sense of our environment.

15. Understanding vaccine hesitancy: the evidence

While, Alison.
British Journal of Community Nursing, Jun 2021. 26(6), 278-282

While the majority of the UK hold positive attitudes about vaccination, some people, including health professionals, decline vaccinations. This article reviews the evidence relating to vaccine hesitancy, its underlying factors and the sociodemographic variations.

16. Vaccine hesitancy: Root causes and possible solutions

Lavigne, Salme E.
Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, Jun 2021. 55(2), 79-82

The author reflects on the possible causes of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Canada and the potential solutions to address the issue. Topics include the vaccines already approved by Health Canada like those from firms like Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson, the vaccine side effects like vaccine-induced thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (VITT), and a survey by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) on vaccinated members.

17. Vaccine Hesitancy: How Can Nurses Respond to the Nation's Opposition and Skepticism of Vaccines?

Nickitas, Donna M.
Nursing Economic$, May/Jun 2021. 39(3), 109-110

The author reflects on how nurses can effectively help address American's opposition and skepticism of vaccines to totally eliminate the COVID-19 disease. Topics include the slowdown in vaccinations in the U.S. due to vaccine hesitancy, the need for nurses to help in providing information and establishing trust in the science behind the vaccines, and how to address the obstacles in the vaccination of frontline healthcare workers

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Articles: Patient Safety

18. Effects of nurse-to-patient ratio legislation on nurse staffing and patient mortality, readmissions, and length of stay: a prospective study in a panel of hospitals 

Matthew D McHugh., Linda H Aiken., Douglas M Sloane., Carol Windsor., Clint Douglas & Patsy Yates
Lancet 2021. 39, 1905–13 https://doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(21)00768-6

Substantial evidence indicates that patient outcomes are more favourable in hospitals with better nurse staffing. One policy designed to achieve better staffing is minimum nurse-to-patient ratio mandates, but such policies have rarely been implemented or evaluated. In 2016, Queensland (Australia) implemented minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in selected hospitals. We aimed to assess the effects of this policy on staffing levels and patient outcomes and whether both were associated.

19. Reforming the cost of care: Te tārei anō i te utu o te taurima tangata [Editorial]

Mark Jones

In her editorial to Nursing Praxis three years ago, Rhonda McKelvie reflected on the nursing strike of 2018, the first of its kind in Aotearoa New Zealand for over 30 years (McKelvie, 2018). Whilst appropriate pay was one motivator, the need for a safely staffed environment delivering quality care was a strong driver of nursing angst.

Nursing Praxis in Aotearoa New Zealand. (2021). 37(2), 4-6. https:// doi.org/10.36951/27034542.2021.019

20. The Influence of Patient Safety Culture and Patient Safety Error Experience on Safety Nursing Activities of Emergency Nurses in South Korea  

Young mi Lee & Hyunjin Oh
Journal of Emergency Nursing, 2020-11-01. 46(6), 838-847.e.

The unique nature of the space and environment of emergency departments is a threat to patient safety. Enhancing patient safety and minimizing safety-related issues are important tasks for ED health care staff. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among patient safety culture, patient safety error, and safety nursing activities of emergency nurses in South Korea.

21. A baseline assessment of patient safety culture and its associated factors from the perspective of critical care nurses: Results from 10 hospitals

Mohamed Ayoub Tlili., Wiem Aouicha., Jihene Sahli., Chekib Zedini., Mohamed Ben Dhiab., Souad Chelbi., Ali Mtiraoui., Houyem Said Latiri., Thouraya Ajmi., Mohamed Ben Rejeb & Manel Mallouli 
Australian Critical Care, 2021-07-01. 34(4), 363-369.

Critical care nurses are considered the key to patient safety improvement and play a vital role in enhancing quality of care in intensive care units (ICUs) where adverse events are frequent and have severe consequences. Moreover, there is recognition of the importance of the assessment and the development of patient safety culture (PSC) as a strategic focus for the improvement of patient safety and healthcare quality, notably in critical care settings.

22. Evaluation of the attitudes about patient safety in perioperative care

Senay Karadag Arli
Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management, 2021-03-01. Vol. 22, Article 100145

Improving patient safety is an increasing priority for health workers having roles in perioperative care about patient safety. Also, patient safety initiatives aimed at creating a safe operating room culture are increasingly being adopted. This study aims to evaluate the attitudes of health workers who having roles in perioperative care about patient safety.

23. Clinical coaches and patient safety – Just in time: A descriptive exploratory study

Lorraine Thompson., Frances Lin., Annette Faithfull-Byrne., Judith Gonzalez., Amanda Naumann., Kathryn Geisler & Cheryle Moss
Nurse Education in Practice, 2021-07-01. Vol. 54, Article 103134

Patient safety in hospitals is a key priority. Clinical coaches who educate, support and coach staff to deliver safe, high quality care, are ideally placed to positively influence patient safety.

24. Hospital nursing organizational factors, nursing care left undone, and nurse burnout as predictors of patient safety: A structural equation modeling analysis

Xu Liu., Jing Zheng., Ke Liu., Judith Gedney Baggs., Jiali Liu., Yan Wu & Liming You
International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2018-10-01, Vol. 86, Pages 82-89.

Promotion of patient safety is among the most important goals and challenges of healthcare systems worldwide in countries including China. Donabedian’s Structure-Process-Outcome model implies that patient safety is affected by hospital nursing organizational factors and nursing care process. However, studies are imperative for a clear understanding about the mechanisms by which patient safety is affected to guide practice.

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Articles: Primary Health Care, August 2021 [RCN Journal]

25. Social prescribing: a nurse-led pilot project in a general practice setting

Joyce Pickering & Kathryn Smyth
Primary Health Care, 02 August 2021. Vol 31, Issue 4. doi: 10.7748/phc.2021.e1717

This article describes the development, implementation and outcomes of a nurse-led social prescribing pilot project conducted in a general practice in South Devon. There is evidence that social prescribing can result in improved health and well-being, but more robust and systematic evidence of its effectiveness is needed.

26. Best practice in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot

Paul Chadwick
Primary Health Care, 02 August 2021. Vol 31, Issue 4. doi: 10.7748/phc.2021.e1686

This article describes the differences between the presentation, diagnosis and subsequent management of diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers. It discusses the negative effects of suboptimal assessment and diagnosis, and examines the role of podiatry in the management of complications associated with these wound types.

27. COVID-19, acute kidney injury and the risk of long-term renal damage

Erin Dean
Primary Health Care, 02 August 2021. 31 (4), 15-17. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.4.15.s6

COVID-19 has affected the incidence and demographics of acute kidney injury and specialists are concerned about the risk of debilitating illness. As the long-term effects of COVID-19 on patients and services continue to be assessed, nurses working in renal care are concerned about a potential increase in cases of kidney damage caused by the virus.

28. How to broach the subject of a patient’s weight with confidence and sensitivity

Nick Evans
Primary Health Care, 02 August 2021. 31 (4), 12-14. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.4.12.s5

The NHS has struggled to tackle the topic of excess weight – so how should nurses approach a potentially sensitive subject? Obesity is one of the biggest health issues facing the nation, with more than one quarter of adults classed as obese

29. The problem with BMI – and why ‘health at every size’ is a better obesity strategy

Lisa Rickers
Primary Health Care, 02 August 2021. 31 (4), 10-11. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.4.10.s4

Tackling obesity is about tackling inequalities and stigma. Scrapping body mass index is a good first step. It was refreshing to hear the recent recommendations from parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee to scrap body mass index (BMI) as a measure of individual health and instead use the ‘health at every size’ approach.

30. Atrial fibrillation risk, treatment and self-care: updated guidance

Lynne Pearce
Primary Health Care. 02 August 2021. 31(4), 9-9. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.4.9.s3

More than 1 million people in the UK have atrial fibrillation (AF) and an estimated half a million more have undiagnosed AF, according to the Stroke Association charity.

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Events

31. Equity in Health

Working differently to achieve equitable outcomes

Date: 22 - 23 Nov 2021
Venue: Wharewaka o Pōneke, Wellington

32. New Zealand Nursing Leaders' Summit

Nurses leading change

Date: 28 Feb - 1 Mar 2022
Venue: Ellerslie Events Centre, Auckland

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National news

33. Four walls of the whare: Recognising our health beyond the physical

Stuff – Aug 25 2021

What constitutes good health and well-being? That’s where Sir Mason Durie’s interpretation, Te Whare Tapa Whā makes good reading. It’s a Maori paradigm that describes the foundation of well-being as having four equal sides, like a whare or house.

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International news

34. Coronavirus vaccines cut risk of long Covid, study finds

By Smitha Mundasad
BBC News – 2 Sept 2021

Being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 not only cuts the risk of catching it, but also of an infection turning into long Covid, research led by King's College London suggests.

35. Website tracking understaffing in aged care gets hundreds of reports within two months

By social affairs correspondent Norman Hermant and the Specialist Reporting Team's Lucy Kent
ABC News – 3 September 2021

The Aged Care Watch site, administered by the United Workers Union, has recorded nearly 2,000 reports since it launched in July

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