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Ten measures to drive quality palliative and hospice care
Patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses may be less likely to experience unnecessary physical and emotional suffering if they receive palliative or hospice care that meets 10 key...

Primary care nurse-delivered consultations and pedometer monitoring can increase physical activity in older adults
A primary care nurse-delivered intervention can lead to sustained increases in physical activity (PA) among older adults, according to an article published by Tess Harris of St George's University...

Exercise ball used in delivery process decreases labor time, reduces number of C-sections
According to a new study by nurse researchers at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, a Phoenix hospital part of Banner Health, a peanut-shaped exercise ball can be a highly effective tool to...

The effect of expanded midwifery on cesarean delivery
Changing the labor and delivery care system decreases cesarean deliveryIn a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral plenary session at 8 a.m.

Practicing nursing care in a virtual world
Oculus Rift, a gaming headset, can help teach nurses how to communicate better, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found.

Mode of delivery in childbirth associated with pain during or after sexual intercourse
Operative birth is associated with persisting pain during or after sexual intercourse, known as dyspareunia, suggests a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and...

How should women be positioned to give birth?
New research is challenging what many obstetricians and physician anesthesiologists believe is the best way to position women during labor.

Threats of physical violence common for staff at psychiatric hospitals
In a survey of 348 workers at a large psychiatric hospital, 99% of the staff reported verbal conflict with patients, and 70% reported being assaulted during the previous 12 months.

First organ transplants from a newborn baby performed in UK
After successfully transplanting kidneys and liver cells from a newborn baby into two other patients - a first for the UK - doctors praise the extreme generosity of the parents.

In states where nurse practitioners independently provide care, health outcomes improve
As America's population ages, life spans lengthen and more individuals enroll in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, the need for health care professionals will increase.

Study finds pediatric trauma nurses know about trauma-informed care
A recent study from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing reveals pediatric trauma nurses are...

OPTIMISTIC: New care model to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of frail older adults
A new study from Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute researcher-clinicians reports on the first year of the implementation of OPTIMISTIC, an innovative program they developed and...

New research correlates direct-care RN specialty certification and surgical patient outcomes
Results from a recent study indicate specialty nursing certification contributes to improved surgical patient outcomes in hospitals nationwide.

Primary care physicians more likely to recommend careers as nurse practitioners
The continuing shortage of primary care physicians is expected to only worsen, as the expansion of health coverage under the Affordable Care Act increases the demand for primary care services.

Mobility disabilities can contribute to complications during pregnancy
A new study indicates that women with mobility disabilities often experience problems during pregnancy related to their functional impairments.

Intimate partner violence experienced by 22.7 percent of pregnant women
A new study analyses the violent behaviours exhibited towards pregnant women. While 21% of women suffer emotional violence during pregnancy, 3.6% encounter physical or sexual violence.

Nursing care for pregnant women who contract Ebola
A pregnant woman in Africa who has contracted Ebola is likely to suffer with a spontaneous abortion, pregnancy-related hemorrhage, or the death of her newborn.

Government healthcare spending linked to maternal mortality rates across the EU
Reductions in government healthcare spending in the European Union (EU) are associated with increased maternal mortality rates, suggests a new paper published in BJOG: An International Journal of...

Nursing experts investigate whether hourly hospital ward rounds improve quality of care
Researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London are examining whether hourly ward rounds really do help nurses deliver safe, compassionate, patient-centred care.

Why do home birth rates remain so low despite evidence that they minimise the risk of medical intervention and hospital infection?
Research published in Health, Risk & Society discusses why home birth rates remain so low despite evidence that they minimise the risk of medical intervention and hospital infection.

Large-scale ob unit closures: better planning needed to improve mother-infant outcomes, reduce stress on health systems, staff
What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units?

Care experience does not make students better nurses, study shows
Nursing students with previous caring experience are less likely to perform better academically and clinically than those who have none, research shows.

Largest study on hospital alarm fatigue records more than 2.5 million alarms in one month
Jessica Zegre-Hemsey, a cardiac monitoring expert at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her colleagues at the University of California San Francisco, revealed more than 2.

Reporting adverse events: new online learning modules for health professionals, Australia
A new educational initiative by NPS MedicineWise and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) aims to improve both the quality and quantity of adverse event reporting relating to medicines...

Care for children and young people with epilepsy in the UK getting better, reveals latest audit
Findings from Round 2 of the Epilepsy12 national audit of epilepsy care for children and young people reveal some significant improvements including the number of Children's Epilepsy Specialist...