13
MAR
2018

Exploring the job demands and support resources of Intensive Care Unit nurses in Cyprus’ public hospitals

ABSTRACT Introduction: The nursing profession is characterized by high levels of job stress and burnout. Stress and burnout are experienced mostly by nurses working in departments that have to deal with acute events and incidents that often lead to death, as the department of...
13
MAR
2018

Investigation of the attitudes of medical/nursing staff and patients towards nurse prescribing

ABSTRACT Introduction: Prescribing by specialized nurses is an expanded role, already successfully performed in many countries. Purpose: Recording preferences and comparing the views of medical staff, nurses and patients, towards the prescribing of specialized higher education...
13
MAR
2018

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership in Nursing practice

ABSTRACT Introduction: The need for emotionally intelligent leadership in healthcare professions is internationally recognized in the literature, with emotional intelligence being of particular value for nurses, who in great extent perform “emotional work”. Nurse...
13
MAR
2018

Best practices in healthcare services quality improvement in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

ABSTRACT The global economic crisis has forced states to take some measures to consolidate healthcare systems and implement policies that are forming a safety net for the provision of high quality healthcare services. International clinical protocols and guidelines could be...
13
MAR
2018

Diabetes Specialist Nurse and individualized education in the hospital

ABSTRACT Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide affecting all age groups. The disease is scientifically and clinically interesting in terms of prevention and treatment. Furthermore, it demands interdisciplinary collaboration among healthcare...
11
DEC
2017

Evaluation of patients’ adherence in accordance with guidelines for Peripheral Arterial Disease management

ABSTRACT Introduction: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a serious chronic disease of the lower limb circulatory system as it affects the activity daily living and reduces patients’ quality of life. Usually, patients have low adherence to medication and guidelines. Aim: To...
11
DEC
2017

Correlation between Body Mass Index and Insulin Levels in Premenopausal Women

ABSTRACT Obesity is one of the most important problems of modern societies, and is considered a modern plague which tends to evolve to a global pandemic. Premenopausal women, most of the times, manifest hormonal dysfunctions and dysfunctions in their metabolism. The consequences...
11
DEC
2017

Initial and continued adherence to wearing appropriate footwear in people with diabetic foot disease: results of a pilot study

ABSTRACT Background: For the prevention and healing of diabetic foot ulcers, appropriate footwear or medical devices are utilized. However, initial and continued adherence of patients with diabetes-related foot problems in using such therapeutic means, is not satisfactory....
11
DEC
2017

Interventions for preventing and managing of skin lesions after radiation.

ABSTRACT Introduction: Radiotherapy has a pivotal role in the fight against cancer. However 85% of patients, who undergo radiotherapy, will face moderate to severe skin reactions, for the treatment of which various local products, available in the market, are used. Aim: The aim...
17
OCT
2017

A study of the impact of disease burden in quality of life of people with pre-End-Stage and End-Stage Renal Disease

ABSTRACT Introduction: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a common chronic disease accompanied by severe complications. It is the leading cause of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) requiring management either by haemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD). The chronicity of the disease,...