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A tale of two systems - Nurse practice environment, well being, perceived quality of care and patient safety in private and public hospitals in South Africa: A questionnaire survey International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2013 Coetzee SK, Klopper HC, Ellis SM and Aiken LH Objective - "To examine the practice environment, nurse reported quality of care and patient safety, and nurse workforce outcomes in medical and surgical units in private and public hospitals in South Africa (SA), and determine the association of modifiable features of the hospital such as the practice environment and patient to nurse workloads on these outcomes." (extract from abstract) Details
Nurses' intention to leave their profession: A cross sectional observational study in 10 European countries International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2013 Heinen MM, van Achterberg T, Schwendimann R, Zander B, Matthews A, Kozca M, Ensio A, Sjentne IS, Casbas TM, Ball J and Schoonhoven L Objective - "To determine factors associated with nurses' intention to leave the profession across European countries" (extract from abstract) Details
A nulti-country perspective on nurses' tasks below their skill level: Reports from domestically trained nurses and foreign trained nurses from developing countries International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2012 Bruyneel L, Li B, Aiken L, Lesaffre E, Van den heede K and Sermeus W Objectives - "First, to describe nurses’ reports on tasks below their skill level. Second, to examine the association between nurses’ migratory status (domestically trained nurse or foreign trained nurse from a developing country) and reports on these tasks." (extract from abstract) Details
Nurse migration in Europe - Can expectations really be met? Combining qualitative and quantitatie data from Germany and eight of its destination and source countries International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2013 Zander B, Blumel M and Busse R Objectives - "To test whether the combination of qualitative and quantitative data on motives to migrate and to leave the current hospital, respectively, provides sufficient information (1) to analyse working conditions in Germany compared to five destination and three source countries, (2) to verify or falsify the assumption that working conditions in destination countries are better than in source countries, and (3) to identify sound strategies for workforce planning." (extract from abstract) Details
Validation of the Spanish version of the questionnaire Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2012 Fuentelsaz-Gallego C, Moreno-Casbas MT and Gonzales-Maria E Objective - "To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Spanish version of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PES-NWI), determining the content validity, test–retest reliability, internal consistency and construct validity." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Group-level impact of work environment dimensions on burnout experiences among nurses: A multivariate multilevel probit model International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2012 Li B, Bruyneel L, Sermeus W, Vam den Heede K, Matawie K, Aiken l and Lesaffre E Objectives - "First, to explore and investigate the effect of the nursing unit, hospital, and country level variability on the relationship between dimensions of nurses’ work environment and dimensions of burnout. Second, to explore the significance of the nursing unit, hospital, and country level variability among the burnout dimensions." (extract from abstract) Details
Advancing the future of nursing: A report by the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Alumni Policy Leadership Committee Nursing Outlook Elsevier 2013 Bellot J, Carthron DL, O'Connor M, Rose K, Shillam C, Van Cleave JH and Vogelsmeier A "...at the 2011 Council for Advancement of Nursing Science's Special Topics Meeting, the BAGNC Alumni presented their ongoing and completed projects that relate to the Institute of Medicine (2011) (IOM) report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Summaries of the individual presentations from this panel addressed the four key IOM messages and are presented in this article to highlight the action of these scholars and fellows." (extract from abstract) Details
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program: An opportunity for junior nurse faculty Nursing Outlook Elsevier 2013 Coffman MJ, Goodman JH, Thomas TL and Roberson D "The Nurse Faculty Scholars program, which admitted its first cohort in 2008, is designed to address the nursing faculty shortage by enhancing leadership, educational, and research skills in junior nursing faculty. This article provides an overview of the program, its purpose, and its eligibility requirements." (extract from abstract) Details
Workplace empowerment and nurses' job satisfaction: a systematic literature review Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2013 Cicolinia G, Comparchini D, and Simonetti V "This systematic review aimed to synthesize and analyse the studies that examined the relationship between nurse empowerment and job satisfaction in the nursing work environment." (excerpt from abstract) Details
Equality of employment opportunities for nurses at the point of qualification: An exploratory study International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2013 Harris R, Ooms A, Grant R, Marshall-Lucette S, Chu CSF, Sayer J and Burke L "The study aimed to describe the first post gained after qualification in terms of setting, nature of employment contract and geographical distribution and explore the relationship between a range of factors (including ethnicity) and employment at the point of qualification." (extract from abstract) Details
Factors associated with intended and effective settlement of nursing students and newly graduated nurse in a rural setting after graduation: A mixed-methods review International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2013 Trépanier A, Gagnon M-P, Mbemba GIC, Coté J, Paré G, Fortin J-P, Dupláa E and Courcy F "Objectives - To identify factors that influence the initial plan and final decision to choose a rural area as first employment location in final-year nursing students or newly graduated nurses." (extract from abstract) Details
Best practices of formal new graduate nurse transition programs: An integrative review International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2013 Rush KL, Adamack M, Gordon J, Lilly M and Janke R "Objectives
The aim of this review was to identify best practices of formal new graduate nurse transition programs. This information would be useful for organizations in their support and development of formal transition programs for newly hired nurses." (extract from abstract)
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Impacts of unit-level nurse practice environment, workload and burnout of nurse-reported outcomes in psychiatric hospitals: A multi-level modelling approach International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2013 Bogaert PV, Clarke S, Wouters K, Franck E, Willems R and Mondelaers M "Aim -To investigate impacts of practice environment factors, nurse perceptions of workload and self-reported burnout at the unit-level on job outcomes and nurse-assessed quality of care in psychiatric hospitals." (extract from abstract) Details
Low job satisfaction does not identify nurses at risk of future sickness absence: Results from a Norwegian cohort study International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2013 Roelen CAM, Mageroy N, van Rhenen W, Groothoff JW, van der Klink JJL, Pallesen S, Bjorvatn B and Moen BE "Objectives - To investigate if job satisfaction scores are useful to identify working nurses at risk of future sickness absence" (extract from abstract) Details
Personal and team morale in health services: Distinct and measurable concepts Journal of Health Management SAGE Publications 2012 Wood S and Johnson S "This article has two aims: to assess whether personal and team morale are distinctive concepts and to develop valid single-item measures of both on the assumption that they are ordinary language, singular concepts." (extract from abstract) Details
Strengthening the health worker pipeline through gender-transformative strategies CapacityPlus Intrahealth International 2012 Newman C, Ng C, Pacque-Margolis and Intrahealth International "Using the results of the systematic review, the authors of this technical brief
provide an overview of how gender discrimination affects health professional
students and faculty as well as intervention options that the expert panel
identified as having potential to counter gender discrimination. In addition, we
offer recommendations for PSE institutions and other stakeholders to address
these challenges" (extract from abstract)
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Occupational stress and coping among nurses in a super specialty hospital Journal of Health Management SAGE Publications 2012 Roopalekha J, Latha K and Prabhu S "his article examines stress among nurses working in different units and their coping abilities in a super specialty hospital in Kerala." (extract from abstract) Details
Effect of role ambiguity, confluct and overload in private hospitals' nurses' burnout and mediation through self efficacy Journal of Health Management SAGE Publications 2012 Dasgupta P "The motivation of this study was to investigate how role overload, role conflict and role ambiguity of nurses relate to burnout and the relationship of nurses’ efficacy to these three stressors and burnout in private hospitals." (extract from abstract) Details
Effect of role ambiguity, confluct and overload in private hospitals' nurses' burnout and mediation through self efficacy Journal of Health Management SAGE Publications 2012 Dasgupta P "The motivation of this study was to investigate how role overload, role conflict and role ambiguity of nurses relate to burnout and the relationship of nurses’ efficacy to these three stressors and burnout in private hospitals." (extract from abstract) Details
Shaping clinical academic careers for nurses and allied health professionals: the role of the educator Journal of Research in Nursing SAGE Publications 2013 Girot (Rosser) E "This paper reports part of a larger qualitative study and focuses on exploring the educator role in shaping clinical academic careers for nurses and allied health professionals." (extract from abstract) Details
Factors related to burnout among Chinese female hospital nurses: cross-sectional survey in Liaoning Province of China Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Wu J, Liu L, Sun W Zhao X, Wang J and Wang L Aim - "To explore the factors associated with burnout among female hospital nurses in China." Details
Pilot-testing an applied competency-based approach to health human resources planning Health Policy and Planning Oxford University Press 2012 Murphy GT, MacKenzie A, Alder R, Langley J, Mickey M and Cook A "A competency-based approach to health human resources (HHR) planning is one that explicitly considers the spectrum of knowledge, skills and judgement (competencies) required for the health workforce based on the health needs of the relevant population in some specific circumstances....

"..A pilot application of this approach using the context of an influenza pandemic is described" (extract from abstract)
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Special Issue: Nursing Workforce and Outcomes Research from RN4CAST and Beyond International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2013 Van den Heede K and Aiken LH (editors) "This special issue will include articles that explain methodological and content aspects (e.g. intention to leave, burnout, patient safety, nurse migration) of this large nursing workforce study both from European countries as from countries outside Europe that participated in the RN4CAST-project. These papers are complemented with articles from similar research conducted outside the RN4CAST-project." (extract from editorial) Details
Workplace violence against physicians and nurses in Palestinian public hospitals: a cross-sectional study BMC Health Services Research BioMed Central 2012 Kitaneh M and Hamdan M " The aim of this study was to assess the incidence, magnitude, consequences and possible risk factors for workplace violence against nurses and physicians working in public Palestinian hospitals." (extract from abstract) Details
Safe lifting programs at long-term care facilities and their impact on workers' compensation costs Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2012 Retrepo TE, Schmid FA, Gucer PW, Shuford HL, Shyong CJ and McDiarmid MA "In this national study, we find that a comprehensive safe lift program, endorsed and promoted by directors of nursing, reduces caregiver injury as measured by workers' compensation claims frequency and costs." (extract from abstract) Details
What Nurses Want: Analysis of the First National Survey on Nurses' Attitudes to Work and Work Conditions in Australia Monash University 2012 Holland P, Allen BC and Cooper BK "Despite research indicating increasing stress and pressure in the work of nurses and the evidence in relation to the increasing shortfall of nurses, nation-wide studies of nurses' attitudes to their work have not previously been undertaken in Australia. This study attempts to address this issue through a comprehensive national survey covering the intrinsic and extrinsic aspects of nursing work in Australia today, and what nurses perceive are the shortfalls in their working conditions." (extract from document) Details
Retaining RPNs: Impact on Quality Care Nursing Health Services Research Unit 2012 Martin D and Weeres A "A paucity of research on the work experiences of registered practical nurses (RPNs) in Ontario prompted the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) to conduct a province-wide study of RPNs in 2010. The research study used a mixed methods design that included surveys and interviews with a select number of survey respondents. This report presents the results of the interview phase of the study. Five focus groups were held with 31 RPNs across Ontario. Nurses were interviewed about their work experiences and asked to identify key factors that affect their ability to provide high-quality care." (extract from document) Details
Review of Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery Degree Programmes (Ireland) An Roinn Slainte (Department of Health) 2012 An Roinn Slainte (Department of Health) "The Review commissioned by the Minister for Health was to examine the efficiency and effectiveness of the programmes in preparing nurses and midwives to practice in the healthcare system now and into the future. The Review chaired by Professor Martin Bradley started its work in November 2011; and committed itself to a wide consultation process with a broad range of professional groups, across education, service delivery, management, students and patient/client interest groups." (extract from document) Details
Human Capital Questionnaire: Assessment of European nurses' perceptions as indicators of human capital quality Nursing & Health Sciences Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd 2012 Yepes-Baldo M, Romeo M and Berger R " In this study, we analyzed the psychometric properties of an instrument for the assessment of nurses' perceptions as indicators of human capital quality in healthcare organizations." (extract from abstract) Details
Factors impacting membership and non-membership in nursing associations: A qualitative study Nursing & Health Sciences Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd 2012 Esmaeili M, Dehghan-Nayeri N and Negarandeh R "In this study, the factors impacting membership and non-membership of nurses in nursing associations were identified and described." (extract from abstract) Details
Staff engagement as a target for managing work environments in psychiatric hospitals: implications for workforce stability and quality of care Journal of Clinical Nursing Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Van Bogaert P, Clarke S, Willems R and Mondalaers M "Aims and Objectives - To examine relationships between practice environment ratings, workload, work engagement, job outcomes and assessments of quality of care in nursing personnel in psychiatric hospitals." (extract from abstract) Details
Managing health worker migration: a qualitative study of the Philippine response to nurse brain drain Human Resources for Health BioMed Central 2012 Dimaya RM, MxcEwen MK, Curry LA and Bradley EH "This study examines how the development of brain drain-responsive policies is driven by the effects of nurse migration and how such efforts aim to achieve mind-shifts among nurses, governing and regulatory bodies, and public and private institutions in the Philippines and worldwide." (extract from abstract) Details
Bringing a European perspective to the health human resources debate: A scoping study Health Policy Elsevier 2012 Kuhlmann E, Batenburg R, Groenewegen PP and Larsen C "This scoping study seeks to contribute to the debates by providing an overview of existing HHR research, and by exploring the challenges of a European approach with a focus on workforce planning." (extract from abstract) Details
Job satisfaction among immigrant nurses in Israel and the United States of America International Nursing Review International Council of Nurses 2012 Itzhaki M, Ea E, Ehrenfeld M and Fitzpatrick JJ "Aim:? The aim of this study is to examine perceptions of job satisfaction among immigrant registered nurses (RNs) in Israel and the USA." (extract from abstract) Details
The prevalence of employed nurses identified or enrolled in substance use monitoring programs Nursing Research Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2012 Monroe T, Kenaga H, Dietrich MS, Carter MA and Cowan RL "The aims of this study were to estimate the 1-year prevalence of employed nurses requiring an intervention for substance use problems in the United States and the 1-year prevalence of nurses enrolled in substance abuse monitoring programs and to compare the sum total of nurses identified in disciplinary and alternative programs with the general population." (extract from abstract) Details
Stopping the culture of workplaec incivility in nursing Clinical Journal of Oncolocy Nursing Oncology Nursing Society 2012 Khadjehturian RE "This article provides an exemplar of WI experienced by a new nurse when a more seasoned nurse uses humiliation, intimidation, and angry verbal abuse to accuse the novice nurse in the presence of coworkers and patients that she failed to provide essential nursing care to a challenging patient. " (extract from abstract) Details
Professional burnout and social support in the workplace among hospice nurses and midwives in Poland International Journal of Nursing Practice Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd 2012 Kalicinska M, Chylinska J and Wilczek-Rozyczka E "This study was conducted to determine the relationship between burnout and social support received at work among hospice nurses and midwives in Poland to reveal the connection in working conditions differing in terms of exposure to death and dying situation." (extract from abstract) Details
Conflict management styles used by nurses in Jordan Journal of Research in Nursing SAGE Publications 2012 Norrie P, Al-Hamdan Z and Anthony D "There are five main styles used to deal with conflict. At present research into their utilisation is dominated by reports from Western countries. This research is the second to investigate their use by nurses in an Arab country and it illustrates similarities with the earlier work, allowing an initial profile to be constructed which may be applicable to the larger Arab world of healthcare." (extract from abstract) Details
Full-time work for nurses; employers: perspectives Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Baumann A, Hunsberger M & Crea-Arsenio M Aim: "To examine an employer response to a government employment policy, the Nursing Graduate Guarantee (NGG), over a 2-year period (2008–2009 and 2009–2010)." (extract from abstract) Details
A narrative review on the effect of economic downturns on the nursing labour market: implications for policy and planning Human Resources for Health BioMed Central 2012 Alameddine M, Baumann A, Laporte A & Deber R "The objectives of this manuscript are to provide an overview of the potential short- and long-run impact of economic downturns on the supply and demand of nurses, and present healthcare decision makers with a framework to enhance their ability to strategically manage their human resources through economic cycles." (extract from abstract) Details
Impact of public policy on nursing employment: Providing the evidence Canadian Public Policy University of Toronto Press 2012 Baumann A, Hunsberger M & Crea-Arsenio M "Due to economic instability, employment status has been shifting over time. Organizations have been moving toward a flexible contingent workforce. An early study of employment patterns demonstrated a significant rise in part-time and casual employment in the Ontario nursing workforce" (extract from abstract) Details
Predictors and outcomes of nurse leader job stress experienced by AWHONN members Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing AWHONN, the Association of Women's Helath, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses 2012 Kath, LM, Stichler JF, Ehrrhart TAS Details
Predictors and outcomes of nurse leader job stress experienced by AWHONN members Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing AWHONN, the Association of Women's Helath, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses 2012 Kath, LM, Stichler JF, Ehrhart MG and Schultz TA Objective -"To measure the relationships among stressors (personal factors, job/role factors, hospital factors), job stress, and outcomes experienced by nurse leaders and examine moderation of autonomy and leadership style on outcomes of job stress." (extract from abstract) Details
Job satisfaction among nursing personnel in Hong Kong: a questionnaire survey Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Cheung K and Ching SSY Aim - "To investigate the perceived importance and actual level of job satisfaction among enrolled nurses (ENs), registered nurses (RNs), specialty nurses (SNs) and nurse managers (NMs) in Hong Kong." (extract from abstract) Details
Reducing the risk of violence towards remote area nurses: A violence management toolbox The Australian Journal of Rural Health National Rural Health Alliance Inc. 2012 McCullough KM, Lenthall S, Williams AM & Andrew L Objective: "To explore the knowledge of a panel of experts to develop possible ways of minimising the risk of occupational violence towards remote area nurses." (extract from abstract) Details
Relationship between intensity of night shift work and antioxidant status in blood of nurses International Archives of Occupational and Enironmental Health Springer-Verlag 2012 Gromadzinska J, Peplonska B, Sobala W, Reszka E, Wasovicz W, Bukowska A and Lie J-A "The employees working based on a shift system adjust to the changes occurring both on the cell level and on the level of the whole organism. Therefore, a question should be answered whether shift work disturbs oxidant–antioxidant balance and/or generates oxidative stress." (extract from abstract) Details
Prevalence of and risk factors for needlestick and sharps injuries among nursing students in Hong Kong American Journal of Infection Control Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2012 Cheung K, Ching SSY, Chang KKP and Ho SC "Although nursing students are at greater risk for needlestick injuries (NSIs) and sharps injuries (SIs) than staff nurses, there is a lack of research on NSIs and SIs in students, especially in different years of study. The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors for and prevalence of NSIs and SIs among nursing students in different years of study." (extract from abstract) Details
The challenges of working in underserved areas: A qualitative exploratory study of views of policy makers and professionals International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2012 AbuAlRub RF, El-Jardali F, Jamal D, Iblasi AS an Murray SF "The inadequate number of health care providers, particularly nurses, in underserved areas is one of the biggest challenges for health policymakers. There is a scarcity of research in Jordan about factors that affect nurse staffing and retention in underserved areas." (extract from abstract) Details
Determinants of moral distress in daily nursing practice: A cross sectional correlational questionnaire survey International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2011 de Veer AJE, Francke AL, Struijs A and Willems DL "Objective - To identify individual and job characteristics associated with moral distress in nursing staff." (extract from abstract) Details
Charting the course for nurses' acheivement of higher education levels Journal of Professional Nursing Elsevier 2012 Kovner CT, Brewer C, Katigbak C, Djukic M and Fatehi F "To identify factors predicting enrollment and completion of an additional degree among those with an associate or bachelor's as their pre-RN licensure degree, we performed logistic regression analysis on data from an ongoing nationally representative panel study following the career trajectories of newly licensed RNs" (extract from abstract) Details
Exit interviews: Determining why health staff leave Human Resources for Health Knowledg Hub, University of New South Wales 2012 Doyle, J & Roberts, G "Attrition of health workers (HWs) is a major concern within Pacific Island Countries and territories (PICTs).
There appear to be only limited systems in place within Pacific Island health care systems for the collection of data about departing health workers who resign, retire or relocate." (extract from document)
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Employment goals, expectations, and migration intentions of nursing graduates in a Canadian border city: A mixed methods study International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2012 Freeman M; Baumann A; Akhtar-Danesh N; Blythe J; Fisher A; "The objective of this study is to explore the migration intentions of a graduating class of baccalaureate nursing students in a Canadian border community and the factors influencing their decision making." (extract from abstract) Details
Graduate nurses' perceptions of mismatches between themselves and their jobs and association with intent to leave employment: a longitudical survey International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier 2012 Takase M; Nakayoshi Y; Teraoka S "The aim of this study was to investigate how graduate nurses’ perceptions of the demands–abilities and supplies–needs misfits changed over time, and to examine how these misfits impact their intention to leave the jobs." (extract from abstract) Details
Nurse leaders' responsibilities in supporting nurses experiencing difficult situations in clinical nursing Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Honkavuo L; Lindstrom UA "To make nurse leaders aware of different kinds of difficult situations in clinical nursing that may cause suffering to nurses and to discuss how nurse leaders can approach and alleviate this suffering." (extract from abstract) Details
The impact of shift work on nurses' job stress. sleep quality and self-perceived health status Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Lin S-H; Liao W-C; Chen M-Y; Fan J-Y "The aim of this study was to describe the current state of nurses' shift work in Taiwan and how it affects nurses' stress, sleep quality and self-perceived health status." (extract from abstract) Details
Collaboration: a SWOT analysis of the process of conducting a review of nursing workforce policies in five European countries Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Uhrenfeldt L; Lakanmaa R-L; Flinkman M; Basto ML; Attree M "This paper critically reviews the literature on international collaboration and analyses the collaborative process involved in producing a nursing workforce policy analysis." (extract from abstract) Details
The relationship between gender role stereotypes and requisite managerial characteristics: the case of nursing and midwifery professionals Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Berkery E; Tiernan S; Morley M "To examine the relationship between gender role stereotypes and requisite managerial characteristics within the nursing and midwifery profession." (extract from abstract) Details
Components and strategies of nurse residency programs effective in new graduate socialization Western Journal of Nursing Research SAGE Publications 2012 Kramer M, Maguire P, Schmalenberg C, Halfer D, Budin WC, Hall DS, Goodloe L, Klaristenfeld J, Teasley S, Forsey L & Lemke J "Nurse Residency Programs (NRPs) facilitate the integration of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses (NLRNs) into this professional practice role through competency development in seven management areas. Purpose of this study was to identify effective components and strategies of NRPs in each area." (extract from abstract) Details
Role and working conditions of nurses in public health in Mexico and Peru: a binational qualitative study Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 De Cordova MIP, Mier N, Quirarte NHG, Gomez TG, Pinones S and Borda A 'This exploratory study conducted in Mexico and Peru investigated nurses' perceptions about their role in public health and working conditions.' (extract from abstract) Details
Staffing and job satisfaction: nurses and nursing assistants Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Kalisch BJ & Lee KY 'The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between staffing and job satisfaction of registered nurses (RNs) and nursing assistants (NAs).' (extract from abstract) Details
Leadership training to improve nurse retention Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Wallis A and Kennedy KI 'This paper discusses findings from an evaluation of a training programme designed to promote collaborative, team-based approaches to improve nurse retention within health care organizations.' (extract from astract) Details
Resilience in nurses: an integrative review Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Hart PL, Brannan JD and de Chesnay M. 'To describe nursing research that has been conducted to understand the phenomenon of resilience in nurses.'(extract from abstract) Details
Interruptions during nurses' work: a state-of-the-science review Research in Nursing and Health Wiley Periodicals Inc. 2012 Hopkinson SG and Jennings BM "The purpose of this state-of-the-science review was to examine empirical evidence from studies of interruptions conducted in acute care nurses' work environments." (extract from abstract) Details
Distress experienced by nurses in response to the challenging behaviour of residents - evidence from German nursing homes Journal of Clinical Nursing Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Schmidt SG, Dichter MN, Palm R, Hasselhorn HM "The aim of this research is to investigate the degree of distress experienced by nurses in response to the challenging behaviour of nursing home residents (residents' challenging behaviour) and their impact on nurses individual resources (general health, burnout and work ability)." (extract from abstract) Details
The association of health workforce capacity and quality of prediatric care in Afghanistan International Journal for Quality in Health Care Oxford University Press 2012 Edward A, Kumar B, Niayesh H, Naeem AJ, Burnham G & Peters DH "Enhancing workforce capacity and competency and ensuring appropriate supervision and systems support mechanisms can contribute to improved quality of care." (extract from abstract) Details
Nurses' career aspirations to management roles: qualitative findings from a national study of Canadian nurses Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Wong et. al. "Our aim was to investigate direct-care nurses' interests in formal management roles and factors that facilitate their decision-making." (extract from abstract) Details
The contemporary construction of nurse empowerment Journal of Nursing Scholarship Sigma Theta Tau International 2012 Rao, A "This integrative literature review analyzes academic literature published between 1960 and 2010 in the fields of nursing, management, and women's studies utilizing an evolutionary concept analysis method to explore the concept of nurse empowerment." (extract from abstract) Details
When health care workers experience mental ill health: Institutional practices of silence Qualitative Health Research SAGE Publications 2012 Moll S, Eakin JM, Franche R-L and Strike C "Based on findings from an institutional ethnography in a large mental health organization, we explore how institutional forces shape the experiences of health care workers with mental health issues." (extract from abstract) Details
Overstretched. Under-resourced: The UK nursing labour market review 2012 Royal College of Nursing 2012 Buchan J & Seccombe I "This report is the 2012 annual review of the UK nursing labour market commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)." (extract from abstract) Details
Quality with Compassion: the future of nursing education Royal College of Nursing 2012 Willis Commission on Nursing Education "The commission considered the
following question: What essential features of preregistration nursing education in the UK, and what types of support for newly registered practitioners, are needed to create and maintain a workforce of competent, compassionate nurses fit to deliver future health and social
care services?" (extract from report)
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Human resources needs for universal access to antiretroviral therapy in South Africa Human Resources for Health BioMed Central 2012 Hontelez JAC, Newell M-L, Bland RM, Munnelly K, Lessells RJ and Barnighausen T "We quantify the number of HIV health workers (HHWs) required to be added to the current HIV workforce to achieve universal access to HIV treatment in South Africa, under different eligibility criteria." (extract from abstract) Details
The moderating effects of locus of control and job level on the relationship between workload and coping behaviour among Finnish nurses Journal of Nursing Management Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Haybatollahi M, Gyekye SA "This study examined a two-fold moderating effect of the locus of control (LOC) and the nurses' job level on the stress-coping relationship." (extract from abstract) Details
Psychosocial antecedents and consequences of workplace aggression for hospital nurses Journal of Nursing Scholarship Sigma Theta Tau International 2012 Demir, D & Rodwell J "Purpose - To test a full model of the antecedents to and consequences of various forms of workplace aggression, considering psychosocial factors, for hospital nursing staff." (extract from abstract) Details
Addressing workforce capacity and safety issues for new nurse-led services through competency modelling Clinical Governance: An International Journal Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012 Howard J and Barnes K "The purpose of this paper is to show how competency models can be used to govern the increased autonomy of advanced practitioners in nursing, and to assist in workforce development." (extract from abstract) Details
Development and psychometric testing of the nursing culture assessment tool Clinical Nursing Research SAGE Publications 2012 Kennerly SM, Yap TL, Hemmings A, Beckett G, Schafer JC & Borchers A " This article summarizes the Nursing Culture Assessment Tool’s (NCAT) development and reports on a cross-sectional, exploratory investigation of its psychometric properties. The research aims were to test the tool’s psychometric properties; discover its dimensionality; and refine the item structure to best represent the construct of nursing culture, an occupational subset of organizational culture." (extract from abstract) Details
Health workforce governance and leadership capacity in the African Region: Review of human resources for health units in the ministries of health World Health Organization 2012 World Health Organization "This report on the functioning of HRH units or departments in the ministry of health offers a window into what is generally observed as capacity challenges of the health workforce governance. The intention of this report is to use the results to advocate for strengthening the ministerial HRH function so that ministries of health can improve coordination with other sectors and partners to ensure better service
delivery" (extract from document)
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It's not about the hoist: a narrative literature review of manual handling in health care Journal of Research in Nursing SAGE Publications 2012 Kay K, Glass N & Evans A "This paper reviews the contemporary international literature regarding manual handling interventions noting the unique context for injury prevention strategies within healthcare." (extract from abstract) Details
Overcoming nurse faculty shortages and bridging the gap between education and practice Journal for Nurses in Staff Development Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2012 Reinert J, Bigelow A & Kautz D "The nurse faculty shortage and new requirements for teaching have led to thousands of qualified applicants being turned away from prelicensure nursing programs. In response, the Chief Nursing Officer in one organization created nursing faculty consultant positions to collaborate with faculty ..." (extract from abstract) Details
Stress and coping styles in Japanese nursing students International Journal of Nursing Practice Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd 2012 Yamashita K, Saito M & Takao T "The objective of this investigation was to examine the stress and coping styles in Japanese nursing students. " (extract from abstract) Details
The transition from student to new registered nurse in professional practice Journal for Nurses in Staff Development Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2012 Thomas C, Bertram E & Allen R "This qualitative study presents the transition experience of new registered nurses during the first year of professional practice. Four themes emerged: feelings of frustration and being overwhelmed, preceptors, fear, and the orientation process." (extract from abstract) Details
Sources of stress in nursing students: a systematic review of quantative studies International Nursing Review International Council of Nurses 2012 Pulido-Martos M, Augusto-Land JM & Lopez-Zafra E This study aimed to identify the main sources of stress for students of nursing and the evolution of the stressors when training in nursing competences Details
Senior nursing leadership - capacity building at the global level International Nursing Review International Council of Nurses 2012 Blaney, P The International Council of Nurses (ICN) and its member National Nurses Associations have for some time recognized the need and potential for a global level leadership development opportunity for senior and executive level nurses. Through ICN's international health policy influencing activities and experience in the delivery of national and national association leadership development programmes, the need for more senior level global leadership development was increasingly evident. Various national and international studies and reports have also echoed the need for nurse leadership. Details
Positive practice environments in critical care units in South Africa International Nursing Review International Council of Nurses 2012 Pretorius R, Klopper HC "This study aimed to construct a grounded theory for positive practice environments (PPEs) in private CCUs in SA." (extract from abstract) Details
Emotional exhaustion of nursing staff: influence of emotional annoyance and resilience International Nursing Review International Council of Nurses 2012 Garcia GM & Calvo JCA " This paper aimed to study the influence of emotional annoyance and resilience on the emotional exhaustion levels of nursing staff." (extract from abstract) Details
Beyonf the tradition: test of an integrative conceptual model on nurse turnover International Nursing Review International Council of Nurses 2012 Battistelli A, Portoghese I, Galletta M & Pohl S "This paper aimed to extend research on nurse turnover by developing and testing a theoretical model of turnover intention that includes two emergent key off-the-job constructs, work–family conflict (WFC) and community embeddedness (CE)." (extract from abstract) Details
'Being young': a qualitative study of younger nurses' experiences in the workplace International Nursing Review International Council of Nurses 2012 Clendon J & Walker L " The overall goal of this study was to obtain a greater understanding of the experiences of nurses aged under 30 in the New Zealand workforce with a view to developing age-appropriate retention strategies." (extract from abstract) Details
The relationship between nurses' perception of work environment and patient satisfaction in adult critical care Journal of Nursing Scholarship Sigma Theta Tau International 2012 Boev C "Objectives - (a) Examine patient's perception of nursing care associated with their hospitalization in the intensive care unit. (b) Describe nurses’ perception of work environment within a defined sample of adult critical care units, using the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PES-NWI). (c) Explore the relationships between nurses’ perception of work environment and patient satisfaction in adult critical care." (extract from abstract) Details
The impact of quality of work life on job embeddedness and affective commitment and their co-effect on turnover intention of nurses Journal of Clinical Nursing Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Zhao X, Sun T, Cao Q, Li C, Duan X, Fan L, & Liu Y "Aims and objectives- To verify with empirical evidence the hypothesised relation and the effect of quality of work life, job embeddedness and affective commitment on turnover intention of clinical nurses in China." (extract from abstract) Details
The role of aggressions suffered by healthcare workers as predictors of burnout Journal of Clinical Nursing Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2012 Gascon S, Leiter MP, Pereira JP, Cunha MJ, Albesa A, Montero-Marin J & Garcia-Campayo J "Aims and objectives.? To examine the prevalence of aggression against healthcare professionals and to determine the possible impact that violent episodes have on healthcare professionals in terms of loss of enthusiasm and involvement towards work." (extract from abstract) Details