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Literature review: considerations in undertaking focus group research with culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
AIMS This integrated literature review seeks to identify the key considerations in conducting focus groups and discusses the specific considerations for focus group research with culturally andExpand
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Prevention of cardiovascular events and death with pravastatin in patients with coronary heart disease and a broad range of initial cholesterol levels.
BACKGROUND In patients with coronary heart disease and a broad range of cholesterol levels, cholesterol-lowering therapy reduces the risk of coronary events, but the effects on mortality fromExpand
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Systematic literature review of oral hygiene practices for intensive care patients receiving mechanical ventilation.
BACKGROUND Oropharyngeal colonization with pathogenic organisms contributes to the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units. Although considered basic and potentiallyExpand
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Impact of home versus clinic-based management of chronic heart failure: the WHICH? (Which Heart Failure Intervention Is Most Cost-Effective & Consumer Friendly in Reducing Hospital Care) multicenter,
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to make a head-to-head comparison of 2 common forms of multidisciplinary chronic heart failure (CHF) management. BACKGROUND Although direct patient contactExpand
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Beyond comfort: oral hygiene as a critical nursing activity in the intensive care unit.
BACKGROUND The role of oral hygiene in maintaining the health and well being of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) is indisputable. This importance is not reflected in the body of researchExpand
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Dying in the hospital setting: A systematic review of quantitative studies identifying the elements of end-of-life care that patients and their families rank as being most important
Background: The majority of expected deaths occur in hospitals where optimal end-of-life care is not yet fully realised, as evidenced by recent reviews outlining experience of care. BetterExpand
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Beyond the rhetoric: what do we mean by a 'model of care'?
BACKGROUND Contemporary health care systems are constantly challenged to revise traditional methods of health care delivery. These challenges are multifaceted and stem from: (1) novel pharmacologicalExpand
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Clinical leadership in contemporary clinical practice: implications for nursing in Australia.
BACKGROUND Leadership in the clinical practice environment is important to ensure both optimal patient outcomes and successive generations of motivated and enthusiastic clinicians. AIM The presentExpand
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Nurses in Australian general practice: implications for chronic disease management.
AIMS The purpose of this study was to describe the demographic and employment characteristics of Australian practice nurses and explore the relationship between these characteristics and the nurses'Expand
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Enough of the problem: a review of time for health care transition solutions for young adults with a chronic illness.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES In this article, we critically assess the state of the science of transition care in chronic conditions using diabetes care as an exemplar and provide a case for the adoption ofExpand
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