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Barriers to participation in and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation programs: a critical literature review.
Despite the documented evidence of the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in enhancing recovery and reducing mortality following a myocardial infarction, only about one third of patientsExpand
Role stress in nurses: review of related factors and strategies for moving forward.
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It is a priority to find new and innovative ways of supporting nurses in their experience of role stress, including use of stress education and management strategies; team-building strategies; balancing priorities; enhancing social and peer support; flexibility in work hours. Expand
Conducting qualitative research in the context of pre-existing peer and collegial relationships.
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The challenges faced in conducting research where the potential participants are peers and workplace colleagues are explored, with emphasis on boundaries, trust and rapport, the use of self-disclosure and maintaining confidentiality. Expand
Prevention of cardiovascular events and death with pravastatin in patients with coronary heart disease and a broad range of initial cholesterol levels.
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Pravastatin therapy reduced mortality from coronary heart disease and overall mortality, as compared with the rates in the placebo group, as well as the incidence of all prespecified cardiovascular events in patients with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina who had a broad range of initial cholesterol levels. Expand
Factors contributing to the shortage of nurse faculty: a review of the literature.
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A critical review of the literature is provided to identify issues relevant to the nurse faculty shortage and provide direction for further research. Expand
The relationships among workplace stressors, coping methods, demographic characteristics, and health in Australian nurses.
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Major correlations were found between stressors and physical and mental health and the best coping predictors of mental health were escape-avoidance, distancing, and self-control. Expand
Clinical leadership in contemporary clinical practice: implications for nursing in Australia.
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Systematic, strategic initiatives are required to nurture and develop clinical leaders and these strategies need to be collegial collaborations between the academic and health care sectors in order to provide a united voice for advancing the nursing profession. Expand
An evaluation of the nurse practitioner role in a major rural emergency department.
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Study results indicate that there were no significant differences between the two groups in relation to client satisfaction, and there was strong support for the role of the nurse practitioner in the rural emergency setting. Expand
An insight into Australian nurses' experience of withdrawal/withholding of treatment in the ICU.
TLDR
Improvements in communication between health professionals, debriefing and education about the process of withdrawing or withholding treatment would be beneficial to both staff and families and has the potential to improve patient care and reduce burden on nurses. Expand
Residential aged care: the last frontier for palliative care.
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The provision of enhanced palliative care educational and networking opportunities for nurses and care assistants in residential aged care, augmented by a supportive organizational culture, would assist in the adoption of a palliatives approach to service delivery and requires systematic investigation. Expand
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