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The attitude of nursing staff towards the death and dying of the patient

wsp. Śmierć pacjenta jako obciążenie w pracy zawodowej pielęgniarki. Problemy Pielęgniarstwa. 2014; 22(2): 276-280. 12. Ek K, Westin L, Prahl C, et al. Death and caring for dying patients: exploring first-year nursing students’ descriptive experiences. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 2014; 20(10): 510-515. 13. Fitch M. Understanding Oncology Nurses. Experiences Talking About Death and Dying. Toronto, Canada. 2014; s. 10-11. 14. Wilson J, Kirshbaum M. Effects of Patient Death on Nursing Staff: A literature review. Sheffield Hallam

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Prevalence of violence towards nursing staff in Slovenian nursing homes

1 Introduction Increased workplace violence towards health care professionals has already been reported [1 – 3] . Healthcare professionals encounter many medical risks while providing healthcare services to individuals and the community [4] . Healthcare workers (particularly nursing staff) are most frequently the object of psychiatric patients’ violent behaviour. However, other employees working with those patients – police officers, security officers, paramedics and nursing home staff – also experience some degree of workplace violence [5] . In total

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Expectations of patients to nursing staff during the hospitalization

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Introduction. Due to the increasing incidence of a number of different diseases of Polish society , there is also a growing need for professional nursing care to be able to objectively assess how it should be expected to find out what the patients’ expectations are in this situation.

Aim. The study aimed to define the main patient expectations for nursing staff during hospitalization. The purpose of the work was also to get to know the public opinion about the model of a modern nurse.

Material and methods. The study was carried out on 200 patients hospitalized at various hospitals in Krosno, Strzyżów and Jasło at the end of January and February 2017. The method of the diagnostic survey was used with the questionnaire survey, which consisted of 10 closed questions.

Results. For 87% of patients the most important care is caring care, 79.5% of the respondents require good practice. For 66% of respondents it is important to provide information on their questions, while 51.5% of people are important to enable contact with family. The overwhelming majority, (95%) of respondents stress the importance of possible assistance rather than helping them in their everyday life in the ward. 72.5% of patients assess the nurse-patient relationship very well.

Conclusions. For patients a very important element of hospitalization is caring nursing care. Hospitalized people are much more likely to appreciate the professional experience of nursing staff than achieved by them academic titles. The profession of a nurse/nurse is perceived by patients as a separate profession. Patients appreciate the smile and nice attitude of the nursing staff.

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Review of studies concerning job performance of nursing staff

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Introduction. Work performance is defined as a total value of behaviours expected from the employees during evaluation performed within a specified time. According to the basic and dichotomous division, performance refers to behaviours of employees (behavioural), and the results of their work. In addition, the researchers differentiate: task performance, contextual performance and adaptive performance. Results. Since the 1960s, many international researchers have been engaged in problems concerning the performance of work of nursing staff. Until today, the above-mentioned scope of problems remains up-to-date, but has been poorly recognized in Polish literature [1,2,3]. In the international reports the authors prove that the multi-aspect phenomenon of work performance depends on many variables. Many studies confirmed the relationship between job performance and personal traits of the employee, shift work, level of stress, social support, interpersonal relationships, leadership, as well as organizational culture.

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Comparative characteristics of professional predispositions of medical personnel

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Professional predispositions are an important component characterising people working as health care professionals. The aim of this study was to compare professional predispositions of students at medical courses with professionally active nurses. The study methods included a survey (SOPZ) and the Delta questionnaire. The analysis showed there were no differences in levels of sense of threat, responsibility and creativity in all analysed group, as well as while there was a differentiating influence of the sense of control in the analysed group of students.

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The influence of shift work on health behaviors and self-reported health status of nurses

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Introduction. Working conditions often involve employees’ exposure to factors having adverse effects on their health. Due to its nature, the nursing profession entails numerous risks, associated both with harmful factors and a work system itself.

Aim. Aim of this study was to analyze the influence of a shift work system on self-reported health status and health behaviors of nurses.

Material and methods. The study included 200 nurses employed in three Szczecin hospitals: the Independent Public Clinical Hospital no. 1, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Independent Public Clinical Hospital no. 2, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, and Independent Public Voivodeship Integrated Hospital. The research instruments were the Health Behavior Inventory (HBI) developed by Zygfryd Juczyński, and a self-developed questionnaire concerning sociodemographic and medical data.

Results. When it comes to 76% of the nurses, they described their health status as good or very good. The majority of the respondents (54%) displayed a low level of health behaviors. The most common work-related complaints were sleep disorders (55%), headaches after return home from work (55%), irritation after return home from work (83%), skin problems (28%), back pains (76%), leg pain/fatigue (84%), and eating disorders (14%).

Conclusions. 1. A work system had substantial effect on self-reported health status of the studied group of nurses. 2. The nurses working day shifts displayed a higher level of health behaviors than their counterparts working in a shift system. 3. A day/night shift work pattern correlated with a higher incidence of eating disorders.

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Progress in research on the application of nursing models for breast cancer patients during the perioperative period

although the incidence of breast cancer in women is high in China, the mortality is relatively low. At present, breast cancer is primarily treated with surgery, and its 5-year observed survival rate is approximately 72.7%. 4 The high incidence and low mortality of breast cancer are challenges to the nursing staff. Supportive nursing is the core of cancer treatment; it involves not only immediate treatment 5 but also tries to solve a series of problems, including those in the physiological, psychological, social, and spiritual realms, for the patients, their family

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Work-Related stress factors in nurses at Slovenian hospitals – A cross-sectional study

1 Introduction Occupational stress mostly results from unexpected situations or issues requiring personal engagement and undertaking tasks that do not comply with one’s knowledge, expertise, or expectations, resulting in person’s inability to manage the situation ( 1 ). Surveys conducted among healthcare workers revealed that nursing staff often face various stressors associated with occupational activities, which reduce work efficiency ( 2 ). According to the ANA (American Nurses Association) ( 3 ) stress in healthcare arises from work assignments, job

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Construction and effectiveness of vomit-free ward

Discussion 5.1 Standardized management mode of vomit-free wards raised nursing staff’s awareness of CINV According to Table 1 , the CINV knowledge scoring was (70.47 ± 9.19) points and (98.72 ± 9.84) points, respectively, before and after the scientific training, and the difference was statistically significant ( t = 7.851, P < 0.001), which indicates that the implementation of vomit-free ward care mode can effectively raise the nursing staff’s awareness of CINV. 5.2 Standardized management mode of vomit-free wards reduces the incidence of CINV among patients

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Influence of education training in patients with type 2 diabetes in the improvement of lifestyle and biochemical characteristics: a randomized controlled trial

study was to evaluate the education training in patients with type 2 diabetes in relation to lifestyle improvement through the influence of education in the levels of HbA1c, arterial pressure, triglyceride, cholesterol levels, and in body mass index (BMI). The training (four sessions) was conducted by trained nursing staff for 6 months. The sample size in total was 200 patients in both groups (control and intervention). The study conducted in Albania included 20 residential areas in the Tirana region where family physicians provide services. These 20 physicians and

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