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Nurse pay protester wins claim against police for £10k fine

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A mental health nurse in Greater Manchester who was fined £10,000 for breaking Covid-19 regulations when she organised a protest about nurses’ pay in

Javid comes under pressure to deliver ‘inflation-busting’ NHS pay rise

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Community nurses struggling with increased fuel costs are among those the NHS is at risk of losing if the government fails to deliver a “decent” wa...

Norfolk trust creates new student award in memory of nurse

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An annual award has been created to honour a long-serving nurse and nursing educator from Norfolk who died this year aged 96. The Norfolk and Norwich

RCN president gives evidence about ‘critical’ issue of nurse pay

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Improving pay for nurses is “absolutely critical” to help address retention problems in the profession, the president of the Royal College of Nursi...

Memorial service pays tribute to ‘inspirational’ Ethel Gordon Fenwick

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Nursing leaders have come together to commemorate a “true pioneer and inspirational nurse” who fought for regulation of the profession in the UK. E...

Home-based care nurses' lived experiences and perceived competency needs: A phenomenological study.

J Nurse Management

To explore home-based care nurses' practice experiences in order to understand their competency and needs.

The demand for home-based care is increasing in many countries. Nurses performs a broader range of competencies with a significant degree of independence in home-based care. However, little is known about nurses' day-to-day experiences and their perceived competency and needs.

The study adopted a descriptive phenomenological design. Individual interviews with 17 nurses from four service providers were performed. Colaizzi's analysis method was used for data analysis. Reflective diary approaches were adopted to guide the bracketing process.

Following data analysis, four themes emerged: (1) full spectrum of patient care, (2) autonomy in nursing practice, (3) beliefs in person-centred care and (4) enhancing supportive systems.

It should be a priority to identify a clear scope of practices in home-based nursing care in order for organisations to improve nurses' readiness for and experiences in home-based care. Nursing leaders should also expand practical experience opportunities in home-based care to transitioning nurses with supportive workplace systems.

The end of life of patients with COVID-19 in intensive care unit and the stress level on their family members: A cross-sectional study.

Nur Crit Care

During the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, hospital visits were suspended and video calls were offered to connect patients with their family members, especially toward the end of life (EoL).

The primary aim was to describe EoL care for COVID-19 patients dying in an intensive care unit (ICU). The secondary aim was to explore whether making video calls and allowing visits was associated with lower death-related stress in family members.

Single centre cross-sectional study. The setting was the ICU of a COVID-19 center in northern Italy, during the first year of the pandemic. Data on patients who died in the ICU were collected; death-related stress on their family members was measured using the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R). The statistical association was tested by means of logistic regression.

The study sample included 70 patients and 56 family members. All patients died with mechanical ventilation, hydration, nutrition, analgesia and sedation ongoing. Resuscitation procedures were performed in 5/70 patients (7.1%). Only 6/56 (10.7%) of the family members interviewed had visited their loved ones in the ICU and 28/56 (50%) had made a video call. EoL video calls were judged useful by 53/56 family members (94.6%) but all (56/56, 100%) wished they could have visited the patient. High-stress levels were found in 38/56 family members (67.9%), regardless of whether they were allowed ICU access or made a video call. Compared with other degrees of kinship, patients' offspring were less likely to show a positive IES-R score (odds ratio [OR] 0.22, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.05 to 0.89).

During a pandemic, ICU access by patients' family members should be considered, particularly as the time of death approaches. Although generally appreciated by family members, EoL video calls should be arranged together with other measures to alleviate death-related stress, especially for the patient's spouse.

Scotland to introduce learning disability annual health checks

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Nursing and charity leaders have welcomed new funding from the Scottish Government to introduce annual health checks for people in the country with

North Midlands trust among latest to introduce professional nurse advocates

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The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the latest trusts to introduce a professional nurse advocate (PNA) role into its hos...

Effect of humble leadership on proactive work behavior: The mediating role of psychological empowerment among nurses.

J Nurse Management

This study was designed to determine the effect of humble leadership on nurses' proactive behaviors at work through psychological empowerment.

Nurse leaders' humility has a profound effect on enhancing nurses' proactive work behavior; yet, the mechanism underlying this pattern of effect remains unknown.

A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in all nine Universal Health Insurance hospitals in Port Said, Egypt. Using scales for assessing leader humility, sychological empowerment, and proactive behavior at work, 316 nurses were surveyed. Regression analyses and structural equation models were used to examine the study hypothetical model.

The results revealed that humble leadership, psychological empowerment, and proactive work behavior were significantly positively correlated. Psychological empowerment fully mediated the relationship between humble leadership and proactive work behavior.

Nurse managers should lead their nursing staff with humility, which could increase the level of nurses' psychological empowerment and proactive behaviors at work, which will be reflected positively on the staffs and the organization.

Factors contributing to burnout among nurses at a district hospital in Namibia: A qualitative perspective on nurses.

J Nurse Management

The aim of this study was to explore and describe the factors that contribute to burnout among nurses.

Burnout remains one of the major occupational health problems, posing risks to human health globally. In Namibia, there has been growing public criticism of nurses, stating that they are rude, or act in a manner that does not show professionalism toward their clients. Reasons for such unprofessional behaviour could be linked to negative attitudes on the part of nurses toward their clients, resulting from burnout syndrome.

A qualitative, exploratory, descriptive and contextual research design was followed as the basis for conducting the study. Using a purposive sampling technique, a sample of 20 nurses was selected from a population of 69 nurses employed in this setting. This sample size was determined by the saturation of data as reflected in repeating themes. Data were collected using individual semi-structured interviews and were analysed using qualitative thematic analysis.

The following three themes emerged: understanding the concept of burnout, factors leading to burnout, and creating a conducive environment as a corrective measure to address burnout and to advance nurses.

Strengthening communication between frontline health workers and management by engaging and involving them more in decision-making in matters that concern them is anticipated to address poor staff management, enhance staff performance and improve the quality of patient care. Staff wellness programmes in the workplace are believed to be a good coping mechanism to address work-related pressure and tensions, and they are believed to resolve some work-related stress which may result in increased staff productivity.

Questionnaires Measuring Patient Participation in Patient Safety-a systematic review.

J Nurse Management

The purpose of this review was to evaluate the content, validity and reliability of patient-reported questionnaires on patient participation in patient safety.

Patient participation in patient safety is one of the key strategies that are increasingly regarded as a critical intervention to improve the quality of safety care.

Twenty-seven studies were included for data extraction and synthesis. The questionnaire contents most commonly used to describe patient participation in patient safety were 'attitudes and perceptions', 'experience', 'information and feedback' and 'willingness'. Internal consistency was evaluated for seventeen questionnaires, and test-retest reliability was tested for four questionnaires. Content validity was assessed among all included questionnaires, and structural validity was evaluated for twelve questionnaires.

Clinical nurses should consider the internal consistency, test-retest reliability, content validity and structural validity of the questionnaires that have been positively appraised for methodological quality before use.