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  • Oral Care for Head and Neck Cancer Symptom Management 

    Cullen, Laura; Baumler, Sharon; Farrington, Michele; Dawson, Cindy; Folkmann, Peggy; Brenner, Loraine (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2018-01)
    An evidence-based practice change at a radiation oncology center in a large academic medical center was designed to reduce the severity of oral mucositis in adults receiving radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. ...
  • Nursing and Midwifery Links [May 2017 Issue] 

    WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery Development. Global Network. Secretariat, at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. (Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development, 2017-05)
    Nursing & Midwifery Links aims to disseminate information on the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development and publish technical-scientific articles related to Nursing and Midwifery ...
  • Nursing and Midwifery Links [July 2016] 

    WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery Development. Global Network. Secretariat, at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. (Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development, 2016-07)
    Nursing & Midwifery Links aims to disseminate information on the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development and publish technical-scientific articles related to Nursing and Midwifery ...
  • Nursing and Midwifery Links [October 2015 Issue] 

    WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery Development. Global Network. Secretariat, at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. (Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development, 2015-10)
    Nursing & Midwifery Links aims to disseminate information on the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development and publish technical-scientific articles related to Nursing and Midwifery ...
  • Nursing and Midwifery Links [April 2015 Issue] 

    WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery Development. Global Network. Secretariat, at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. (Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development, 2015-04)
    The document attached to this record is the first Global Network Links Magazine produced by the newly elected [at time of publication] Secretariat of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery ...
  • Resilience of Nurses in the Face of Disaster 

    Turner, Stephanie B. (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
    Abstract Objective On April 27, 2011, the state of Alabama encountered a horrific day of tornados that left a trail of damage throughout the state. The city of Tuscaloosa was devastated by an EF-4 that resulted in many ...
  • Factors associated with psychotropic drug use among community-dwelling older persons: A review of empirical studies 

    Voyer, Philippe; Cohen, David; Lauzon, Sylvie; Collin, Johanne (BioMed Central Ltd., 2004-08-13)
    Background: In the many descriptive studies on prescribed psychotropic drug use by community-dwelling older persons, several sociodemographic and other factors associated with drug use receive inconsistent support. Method: ...
  • Community nursing needs more silver surfers: a questionnaire survey of primary care nurses' use of information technology 

    Chan, Tom; Brew, Sarah; de Lusignan, Simon (BioMed Central Ltd., 2004-10-07)
    Background: In the UK the health service is investing more than ever before in information technology (IT) and primary care nurses will have to work with computers. Information about patients will be almost exclusively ...
  • Physical restraint use among nursing home residents: A comparison of two data collection methods 

    Laurin, Danielle; Voyer, Philippe; Verreault, René; Durand, Pierre J (BioMed Central Ltd., 2004-10-15)
    Background In view of the issues surrounding physical restraint use, it is important to have a method of measurement as valid and reliable as possible. We determined the sensitivity and specificity of physical restraint ...
  • Factors involved in nurses' responses to burnout: a grounded theory study 

    Rafii, Forough; Oskouie, Fatemeh; Nikravesh, Mansoure (BioMed Central, Ltd., 2004-11-13)
    Background: Intense and long-standing problems in burn centers in Tehran have led nurses to burnout. This phenomenon has provoked serious responses and has put the nurses, patients and the organization under pressure. The ...
  • Reexamining age, race, site, and thermometer type as variables affecting temperature measurement in adults – A comparison study 

    Smith, Linda S. (BioMed Central Ltd., 2003-06-15)
    Background: As a result of the recent international vigilance regarding disease assessment, accurate measurement of body temperature has become increasingly important. Yet, trusted low-tech, portable mercury glass thermometers ...
  • The impact of frequent injections for hematopoietic growth factor support on patients receiving chemotherapy: an observational study 

    Haithcox, Susan; Ramnes, Carmella R.; Lee, Howard; Lu, John; Lyman, Gary H. (BioMed Central Ltd., 2003-09-19)
    Background. Quality of life may be affected by daily injections of supportive hematopoietic growth factor medication, which is frequently required by patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. The objective of the study ...
  • Feasibility of using quadriceps-strengthening exercise to improve pain and sleep in a severely demented elder with osteoarthritis – a case report 

    Tsai, Pao-Feng; Richards, Kathy; FitzRandolph, Richard (BioMed Central, Ltd., 2002-10-02)
    Background. Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, which is prevalent among older adults in nursing homes, causes significant pain and suffering, including disturbance of nocturnal sleep. One nonpharmacologic treatment option ...
  • International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing - ANDER Journal [Complete issue - February 2017, Vol 6, No 1] 

    Sharts-Hopko, Nancy C.; Fitzpatrick, M. Louise; Aselton, Pamela; Demartinis, Jean; LeBlanc, Raeann (School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, 2017-02)
    Advances in Nursing Doctoral Education & Research Official Journal for the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) The file attached to this record is the February 2017 issue of ANDER, INDEN's ...
  • International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing - ANDER Journal [Complete issue October 2016, Vol 5, No 2] 

    Venkatasalu, Munikumar Ramasamy; Ho, Grace W.K. (School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-10)
    Advances in Nursing Doctoral Education & Research Official Journal for the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) The file attached to this record is the October 2016 issue of ANDER, INDEN's ...
  • Advances in Nursing Doctoral Education & Research [Complete issue: February 2016 Vol 5, No 1] 

    McIlfatrick, Sonja (International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing, 2016-02)
    Advances in Nursing Doctoral Education & Research Official Journal for the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) The file attached to this record is the February 2016 issue of ANDER, INDEN's ...
  • Advances in Nursing Doctoral Education & Research [Complete issue: October 2015, Vol 4, No 1] 

    Scott, Linda D.; Nolan, Marie T.; McIlfatrick, Sonja; Bender, Catherine M.; Abshire, Martha A.; Rodney, Tamar; Xu, Jiayun; Lapham, Jeremy; Waxman, K. T.; Maxworthy, Juli; Barter, Marjorie (International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing, 2015-10)
    Advances in Nursing Doctoral Education & Research Official Journal for the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) The file attached to this record is the October 2015 issue of ANDER, INDEN's ...
  • Advances in Nursing Doctoral Education & Research [Complete issue: June 2014, Vol 2, No 2] 

    Taylor, Laura A.; Terhaar, Mary F.; Mark, Hayley; McNelis, Angela; Fredickson, Keville; Nickitas, Donna M. (International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing, 2014-06)
    Advances in Nursing Doctoral Education & Research. Official Journal for the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) The file attached to this record is the June 2014 issue of ANDER, INDEN's ...
  • International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing - Newsletter [Complete issue: December 2012, Vol 10, No 6] 

    Han, Hae-Ra; Xu, Jiayun; McCormack, Brendan; Williams, Caroline; Van Lieshout, Famke; Zou, Haiou; Li, Zheng; Coetzee, Siedine Knobloch (Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, 2012-12)
    Advances in Doctoral Nursing Education and Research (ANDER). Official Journal for the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN). The file attached to this record is the December 2012 edition of INDEN's ...
  • Advances in Nursing Doctoral Education & Research [Complete issue: April 2015, Vol 3, No 1] 

    Petrovsky, Darina; Fahlberg, Beth; Ferguson, Caleb; Moorley, Calvin; Jackson, Debra; Hansen, Bryan R. (International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing, 2015-04)
    Advances in Doctoral Nursing Education and Research. Official Journal for the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN). The file attached to this record is the April 2015 edition of ANDER, INDEN's ...

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