News tagged with nursing research

Hip protectors with a sporty look

Norwegian researchers have developed a hip protector in a sporty design. Its looks are intended to appeal to the older people of today – who are quite particular about what they will wear.

Aug 15, 2013
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The patient satisfaction chasm

Quality is a central component of any discussion around health care and one of the key dimensions and measurements of quality care is the patient experience. However, many healthcare organizations struggle to become 'patient ...

Mar 01, 2013
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For female nurses, working nights tied to increased BMI

(HealthDay)—Female nurses working night or mixed shifts have higher body mass index (BMI) scores compared with nurses who work regular daytime schedules, according to a study published in the February issue ...

Feb 07, 2013
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Study shows medication errors lead to child fatalities

(Medical Xpress)—Serious errors administering drugs to children are occurring frequently due to workload, distraction and ineffective communication, according to a new study exploring the relationship between the nursing ...

Jan 18, 2013
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Nurses examine caregiver grief

Family members who care for terminally ill patients at home can be helped by nurses throughout the course of the illness and particularly after the patient's death, according to Penn State nursing researchers.

Sep 16, 2012
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Spouses of breast cancer survivors hold on to hope

(Edmonton) Male partners of breast cancer patients are likely to take a pass on spousal support groups in favour of exercise or an evening out with friends to cope with stresses associated with the disease, according to new ...

Aug 01, 2012
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Palliative care resource helps ease changes

An interactive toolkit created by a team from the University of Alberta helps palliative care patients and their care providers to deal with the physical, emotional and relationship changes that come with terminal and chronic ...

May 08, 2012
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Problems in cancer care are not uncommon

Cancer care is increasingly complex, and as many as one in five cancer patients may experience "breakdowns" in their care, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Such breakdowns include communication proble ...

Apr 18, 2012
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