Alvisa Palese

Alvisa Palese
University of Udine | UNIUD · Department of Medical Sciences

PhD in Nursing (University of Hull UK) MNS (Verona University Italy) BNS (Padua University Italy) RN (Tolmezzo Udine Italy)
My passion is doing nursing research and teaching future generations of nurses

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Accumulating evidence indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic carries risks to psychological health and represents a collective traumatic experience with consequences at the social, economic, and health levels. The primary aim of this study was to collect ongoing COVID-19 survivors’ pandemic-related experiences as expressed through the use of metaphor...
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Emerging literature suggests contextual factors are important components of therapeutic encounters and may substantially influence clinical outcomes of a treatment intervention. At present, a single consensus definition of contextual factors, which is universal across all health-related conditions is lacking. The objective of this study was to crea...
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Aim To explore nurses’ perspectives on and experiences of safety-related organisational challenges during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak by Iranian nurses. Background In different clinical contexts, nurses face numerous organisational challenges threatening their safety because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Introduction Exploring nu...
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Unlabelled: . How nurses spend their time-shift and the strategies adopted to maximize it: a scoping review. Introduction: Investigating how nurses spend their time during the shifts has become important mainly recently, due to the nursing shortage. Aim: The aims of the study were to map and summarise, (a) how nurses use their time-shift in di...
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Introduction Patients receiving a haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) are subjected to complex oral medications based on prophylactic and immunosuppressive treatments. Adherence to medication plays a role in survival, and medication non-adherence (MNA) is closely associated with graft-versus-host disease and other complications. The aim of t...
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Aims and objectives: This study aimed (a) to identify the communication issues and problems faced by individuals with hearing impairment (HI)/deafness during the COVID-19 pandemic and (b) to describe strategies to overcome the issues/problems and/or prevent their negative impact. Background: Individuals with mild or severe HI face everyday commu...
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Introduction: Unfinished nursing care (UNC), as the care required by patients that delayed or not delivered, has been investigated mainly from the perspective of nurses, while little is still known from the side of patients. Some studies have involved patients to measure which elements of care are mostly unfinished (e.g., mouth care), whereas a fe...
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Background: There is limited information to compare the qualitative and semi-quantitative performance of rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) and serology for the assessment of antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Therefore, the objective of the study was (a) to compare the efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 antibody detect...
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Aims: In pandemics, infection exposure and quarantine represent critical occupational risks for healthcare workers (HCWs). However, while the psychological consequences of HCWs' quarantine have been reviewed, other potential implications of quarantine on HCWs, such as those that are work-, professional-, social- and private-related, have not been...
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Objective To examine the experience of Italian nurses posted on social media and discover changes, if any, over the waves. Methods A mixed methods study reported according to the Good Reporting of a Mixed Methods Study criteria. All narratives (texts, letters and interviews) posted by Italian nurses from February 2020 to May 2020 (first wave) and...
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Background Delirium is a frequent and serious acute neuropsychiatric syndrome leading to worse prognosis including mortality. Patients with ischaemic and/or haemorrhagic stroke are vulnerable to delirium. However, predisposing and precipitating factors have not been fully discovered to date, leaving this area of practice under-represented in availa...
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Aim: To investigate reasons for Unfinished Nursing Care across the whole levels of the nursing service as perceived by clinical nurses, ward managers and executive nurses. Background: Even though Unfinished Nursing Care has been considered an issue affected by the system, no studies to date have attempted to investigate reasons across the whole...
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Purpose: To identify interventions implemented during the first, second and third waves of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among Italian Nursing Homes (NHs). Patients and methods: A descriptive qualitative design according to COnsolidated criteria for REporting Qualitative (COREQ) guideline. A purposeful sample of five public NHs, locate...
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The number of community-dwelling people with dementia (PwD) is rising, and the role of their relatives is crucial in addressing and mitigating the implications of dementia on health care systems and on society. We developed a new conceptual framework to promote the collaboration of the community in supporting relatives who are caring for a PwD as w...
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Background Digitalization is not fully implemented in clinical practice, and several factors have been identified as possible barriers, including the competencies of health care professionals. However, no summary of the available evidence has been provided to date to depict digital health competencies that have been investigated among health care p...
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In the last two years, all hospitals have adopted restricted visitation policies due to the coronavirus disease 2019. The objective of this study was to assess the consequences of hospital visitation restrictions on the most common outcome measures on adult patients who underwent surgery. A retrospective study design was conducted according to the...
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Background Delirium is a common condition during hospitalisation that should be prevented and treated. Several recommendations have been established to date, whereas few studies have investigated their applicability in daily practice for medical and post-acute settings. Aim The aim of this research exercise was to emerge the applicability of the i...
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Rare diseases represent a numerous (more than 30 million patients throughout Europe), diverse (more than 6000 disease ascertained), and complex group of genetic, metabolic, neurologic, congenital and other type of disorders presenting both in pediatric and adult age. Research, education and care are the mainstay of the national rare disease plans o...
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Aim The primary aim was to describe differences, if any, between learned and practiced competences among a convenience sample of Italian and Slovenian nursing staff; the secondary aim was to validate an instrument capable of measuring internationally such competences. Background The distance between competences learned and those practiced as a sou...
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Introduction: The research capacity of nurses has been reported to be still constrained in several countries, and not fully implemented in its potentiality due to a large number of factors. Despite its relevance both for clinical and public health purposes, no summary has been compiled to date regarding factors influencing the research capacity in...
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Objective This study aimed at exploring the perspectives and experiences of patients with neck pain by synthesizing all available qualitative studies. Methods A systematic, qualitative meta-summary and meta-synthesis was conducted following the 5-step methodology proposed by Sandelowski and Barroso. A systematic search of 9 electronic databases wa...
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Background Unfinished Nursing Care (UNC) concept, that express the condition when nurses are forced to delay or omit required nursing care, has been largely investigated as tasks left undone, missed care, and implicit rationing of nursing care. However, no summary of the available evidence regarding UNC antecedents has been published. The aim of th...
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Introduction: Emerging evidence suggests that mental health symptoms in COVID-19 survivors are higher than expected, possibly indicating that such symptoms are more likely to develop post-infection than just persist as a residual component of the acute phase. It is thus imperative to investigate the potential development of a post-COVID mental heal...
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Aim To summarize the evidence available on Nurse Manager Intentional Rounding (NMIR) describing the main characteristics and methodological quality of studies available, the features of rounding and the outcomes as measured to date. Design A systematic review. Data Sources Electronic databases, including MEDLINE‐EBSCHOST, PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus,...
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Background and aim of the work: Literature reviews have summarised the number of retracted studies and guidelines have been developed to prevent this issue. However, available data are scarce in the nursing field. Learning from other experiences may be able to increase awareness of the issue and prevent avoidable errors. Therefore, the intent of t...
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Background The novel coronavirus brought Intensive Care Units (ICUs) back to their past when they were closed to family members. The difficulties of family caregivers encountered after the ICU discharge might have been increased during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, no traces of their experience have been documented to d...
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Podobno kot na ostalih izobraževalnih področjih se je tudi podiplomski študij zdravstvene nege v zadnjem času delno preselil v spletno okolje. Že pred tem pa se je pojavila ideja o razvoju skupne platforme za učenje na dokazih podprte zdravstvene nege. E-učilnica za učenje na dokazih podprte zdravstvene nege bo omogočala lažji dostop do gradiv, ki...
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Podobno kot na ostalih izobraževalnih področjih se je tudi podiplomski študij zdravstvene nege v zadnjem času delno preselil v spletno okolje. Že pred tem pa se je pojavila ideja o razvoju skupne platforme za učenje na dokazih podprte zdravstvene nege. E-učilnica za učenje na dokazih podprte zdravstvene nege bo omogočala lažji dostop do gradiv, ki...
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Background Nursing education has been disrupted by the onset of the COronaVIrus Disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, potentially impacting learning experiences and perceived competencies at the time of graduation. However, the learning experiences of students since the onset of COVID-19, their perceived competences achieved and the employment status one...
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Aim: Mapping the extent of the research activity in the field of financial competencies and nursing, identifying main patterns, advances, gaps, and evidence produced to date. Background: Financial competencies are important indicators of professionalism and may influence the quality of care in nursing; moreover, these competencies are the basis...
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The COVID-19 pandemic emotionally affected the lives of patients cared for in different settings. However, a comprehensive view of the whole experience as lived by survived patients, from the onset of the disease and over time, is substantially unknown to date. A descriptive qualitative design was implemented according to the Standards for Reportin...
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New nurses are needed in healthcare. To meet the role expectations of a registered nurse, nursing students must feel empowered at graduation. However, there are only a few studies focusing on nursing students’ empowerment. This study aims to describe and analyze graduating nursing students’ level of empowerment in six European countries and potenti...
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Aims: To examine the nursing care factors investigated regarding their influence on outcomes of critically ill patients. Background: A large number of studies have considered patients' outcomes as sensitive to nursing practice in intensive care unit environments. However, no summary of nursing factors influencing these outcomes has been provided...
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Objectives This study explores the evidence available on Nursing Minimum Data Sets (NMDSs) by summarising: (a) the main methodological and reporting features of the reviews published in this field to date; (b) the recommendations developed and published in such reviews regarding the NMDSs, and (c) the categories and items that should be included in...
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Objectives: To describe the impact of vaccination and the role of humoral responses on post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) syndrome one year after the onset of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Methods: A prospective study. Interviews investigated post-COVID-19 syndrome 6 and 12 months after the disease onset of...
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Introduction: Despite the publication of clinical practice guidelines, the quality of the care process as experienced by patients with osteoarthritis (OA) appears suboptimal. Hence, this study investigates how patients with OA experience their disease and care process, highlighting potential elements that can enhance or spoil it, to optimise their...
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Background and objective: Children with cognitive impairment (CI) are at risk of experiencing pain. Several specific pain rating scales have been developed to date Thus, the aim of this meta-analysis was to estimate the degree of reliability of different pain assessment scales for the postoperative pain in children with CI. Databases and data tre...
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Although quarantine has been largely used in the recent period of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there has to date been no summary of the available literature regarding its implications among health care workers (HCWs). A scoping review was performed, following The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses extension...
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Aim: To describe nursing students' level of self-directed learning abilities and identify possible factors related to it at graduation in six European countries. Design: A cross-sectional comparative design across the countries. Methods: The study was conducted from February 2018 to September 2019. Nursing students (N = 4,135) from the Czech R...
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Aim: To compare the occurrence and the reasons for unfinished care among coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and non-COVID-19 patients as perceived by nurses. Background: The recent pandemic has imposed tremendous changes in hospitals in all countries. Introduction: Investigating the occurrence of and the reasons for unfinished care as perceived by...
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Background: There is a growing amount of literature that links missed nursing care (MNC) to negative patient outcomes, reduced patient safety, and poor quality of care. However, only few studies have investigated this phenomenon in long-term rehabilitation settings. Aim: To explore MNC occurrence, type, reasons, and predictors in three rehabilitati...
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Unlabelled: . Video calls between patients and families: a narrative review. Introduction: Many services have introduced video calls between patients and family members during the pandemic. Aim: To synthesize the literature on the use of video calls between patients and family members when "in presence" visits are limited or banned. Methods:...
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Aims and objectives: To identify the profile of time restrictions and their justifications as reported on a set of published reviews. Background: There is a body of methodological knowledge addressing how to design and perform reviews in their different designs. However, how the time restrictions should be set and the justifications that should...
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Physical restraints are still a common problem across healthcare settings: they are triggered by patient-related factors, nurses, and context-related factors. However, the role of some devices (e.g., bed rails), and those applied according to relatives’/patients’ requests have been little investigated to date. A mixed-method study in 2018, accordin...
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The aim of the study was to assess reinfection rates in relation to long-term antibody dynamics against SARS-CoV-2 after the first wave. A prospective longitudinal study with monthly serological follow-up during the first 4 months, and then at 6, 8, and 10 months after the disease onset of all recovered adult in- and outpatients with COVID-19 atten...
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The aim is to describe which persuasive tool from the triad of Aristotle (Ethos, Pathos and Logos) is most commonly used in editorials to convey visions and ideas in the nursing journals of the last 5 years (2014–2019). A descriptive qualitative study, based on content analysis, was performed in 2020 and summarized according to the COnsolidated cri...
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Background This study aimed to map and summarise the state of the research regarding doctoral programs in nursing, as well as the issues debated in the context of nursing doctoral education. A Scoping Review in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis extension scoping reviews statement (PRISMA-ScR) was...
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Currently, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severely influences physiotherapy education which is based mostly on face-to-face teaching. Thus, educators have been compelled to adapt their pedagogical approaches moving to digital education. In this commentary, we debate on digital education highlighting its effectiveness, the users’ perspectiv...
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Purpose: Although the use of soft cervical collars in the emergency department (ED), for whiplash-associated disorders (WAD), is controversial, it is still widely adopted. The purpose of our study was to investigate the impact of the early use of soft cervical collars on the return to the ED, within three months of a road traffic collision. Metho...
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Objective To examine the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic as lived by people with hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA), in Italy. Design A qualitative study based on semi-structured interviews. Setting Urban and suburban areas in northern Italy. Participants A total of 11 people with OA were enrolled through a purposeful sampling and completed th...
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. The Productive Ward programme to provide high quality care: findings from a scoping review. Introduction: The Productive Ward: Releasing Time to CareTM is a ward processes- and environments- improvement program intended to help nurses to spend more time on patient care, thus promoting patient safety. Aims: To define the state-of-science in re...
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Measuring the effectiveness of nursing interventions in intensive care units has been established as a priority. However, little is reported about the paediatric population. The aims of this study were (a) to map the state of the art of the science in the field of nursing-sensitive outcomes (NSOs) in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) and (b)...
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Background During COVID-19 pandemic, physiotherapy lecturers faced the challenge of rapidly shifting from face-to-face to online education. This retrospective case-control study aims to compare students’ satisfaction and performances shown in an online course to a control group of students who underwent the same course delivered face-to-face in the...
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Background. The aim was to assess long-term dynamics and factors associated with the serological response against the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 after primary infection. Methods. A prospective longitudinal study with monthly serological follow-up during the first 4 months, and then at 6, 8 and 10 months after the disease onset...
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Aim(s) To describe the prevalence and reasons for non-nursing tasks as perceived by nurses. Background Four types of non-nursing tasks have been identified to date: (a) auxiliary; (b) administrative, (c) expected by allied health care professionals; and (d) medical. However, no studies on a large scale have been performed with the aim of identifyi...
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Many Italian universities during the COVID-19 pandemic had numerous students attending hospital wards. The training of health care students was necessary to prepare for good practices in implementing knowledge about COVID-19 and minimizing contagion among students who carried out the internship. In February 2020, a course aiming to guide health per...
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Unfinished Nursing Care, which expresses the nursing care planned but not delivered or delivered late, is a phenomenon of growing interest in recent years resulting in several conceptual frameworks, each of which has defined what are the consequences of the phenomenon. However, outcomes established to date have not been re-assessed over time and fr...
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. The complexity of the nursing research in the primary health care: methodological challenges and suggestions. Introduction: Research in primary care nursing has grown in the last decades addressing the national and international call aimed at increasing the primary health care services. Method: A of the main possible challenges that researche...
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This chapter is aimed at summarizing an overview regarding: (a) the study designs used to date in the field of missed nursing care; (b) the validated instruments available to measure the occurrence of the phenomenon and its reasons in the clinical practice, by also providing some psychometric characteristics of them as evaluated to date; and (c) th...
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Background COVID-19 is a systemic viral disease currently spreading as a pandemic. A more severe course and prognosis of COVID-19 in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and vasculitis has been reported (1). Several papers have focused on the concerns, healthcare-related behaviors and psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic among patients with rheu...
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Background The care process is often a complex and intimate process experienced by patients. Osteoarthritis (OA) care is usually characterised by multimodal interventions that consider the broader array of symptoms and functional limitations and often require a high level of patients’ compliance. Despite efforts to improve the quality of care of pa...
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Background The ANCA-associated vasculitis patient-reported outcome (AAV-PRO) questionnaire is a 29-item disease-specific PRO measure for AAV (1), proving to be valid, reliable, feasible, and able to discriminate among disease states. Objectives The purpose of this study is to validate the Italian version of AAV-PRO questionnaire (AAV-PRO_ita). Me...
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Objective To explore students’ perceived quality of the intensive care unit learning environment during their rotations; to compare these perceptions with that reported by students attending other settings and to assess correlations between the perceptions regarding the quality of the environment and the competences learned. Research methodology A...
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Objectives To assess the prevalence of and factors associated with Post-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) syndrome six months after the onset. Methods A bidirectional prospective study. Interviews investigated symptoms potentially associated with COVID-19 six months after the disease onset of all consecutive adult in- and out-patients with COVID...
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Objective To explore the experience of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods A systematic review of qualitative studies published in English in the past 10 years and identified through the PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus and Web of Science databases was performed following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-An...
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Objective: To compare the psychological impact of the lockdown measures contrasting the COVID-19 outbreak between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and general population. Patients and methods: From July 15th to August 15th 2020, a retrospective survey referring to the period March 9th to May 18th 2020 was administered to SLE patients and the r...
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Background Nursing education often employs simulation-based education to prepare for clinical practice. However, despite its perceived importance, there is no common practice for its integration into different nursing curricula. This study aimed to describe and compare the levels of implementation of simulation-based education in nursing curricula...
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Objective To summarize the experience of individuals placed in quarantine during an outbreak. Design A meta‐summary and a meta‐synthesis based upon a systematic review of qualitative studies. Sample The Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, MEDLINE, and Scopus databases were all searched up to April 2020. Measurements The Pre...
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Aim To explore the perceptions of nursing students on the phenomenon of anticipated nursing care. Design A descriptive‐qualitative study was performed in 2019 according to the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research principles. Methods Data were collected using 16 face‐to‐face, audio‐recorded interviews across four Italian Bachel...
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Aims and objectives: To map and summarise published studies on the career opportunities and roles of doctoral-educated (PhD and DNP) nurses in the clinical setting; to collate actions as proposed in the literature to promote career opportunities and roles for PhD and DNP nurses in the clinical setting. Background: To improve healthcare outcomes...
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Background and aim of the work: Nursing education plays a key role in preparing future nurses to deal with dying patients, which represents one of the most emotionally involving aspect of nursing. The aims of the study were to explore nursing students' attitudes towards care of dying patients in three different European contexts and to analyze the...
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Background: Medical emergency teams (METs), which have been established in several countries, contribute to a reported decrease in deteriorated patients' in-hospital mortality. To date, no data have been published on critical incidents that occurred in METs affecting patients' safety. Objectives: The aim of the study was to identify and describe c...
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Aim To map the main characteristics of massive open online courses, and their effectiveness, facilitators and barriers in continuing education among nurses and other healthcare professionals. Background Online continuous education attracted new attention among educators and managers with regard to how to best design, implement it and evaluate its...