Review Article Open Access

The Origin of Professional Nursing Training in Catalonia

Sabate Perez Elisenda and Sabate Casellas Ferran
Int Arch Nurs Health Care Volume 3, Issue 2

Abstract: The development of professional nursing training in Catalonia started at the beginning of XX century, with the establishment of three nursing schools: one public and two private. Their aim was: to provide trained medical auxiliaries; to improve the care of patients, at home or in the hospital; to offer a social and economic rewarding profession for women; and to have a public health promoter, very closed to the people.

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New Management Systems and the Ambiguous Nature of Resources: A Qualitative Study about Healthcare Middle Managers

Veronique Haberey-Knuessi, and Jean-Luc Heeb
Int Arch Nurs Health Care Volume 3, Issue 2

Abstract: The focus of this article is an empirical investigation using the Demerouti model to examine the stress factors affecting nursing managers, doctors and nurses in their work, and the resources available to them. A survey conducted by healthcare managers showed that despite being very highly motivated in their work, their engagement with it is sometimes incomplete.

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Effectiveness of Telemedicine for Distant Wound Care Advice towards Patient Outcomes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ling Jia Goh and Xiaoli Zhu
Int Arch Nurs Health Care Volume 3, Issue 2

Abstract: Telemedicine in wound care allows the general practitioner to communicate with the specialist via telecommunications in co-managing the patients' wounds thus effectively reducing the wait for specialist, allowing patients to get treated faster. As patients with complicated wounds increased, the demand for specialist wound care advice increased.

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Self-Perceived Performance-Based Training Needs of Senior Nurse Managers Working in United Christian Hospital: A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study

Lap Fung Tsang, So Yuen Alice Sham, Sheung Lan Winnie Law, Ching Yi Sze, Siu Keung Tang, Ching Yan Kong, Suk Ying Peggy Wong and A Marie Tarrant
Int Arch Nurs Health Care Volume 3, Issue 2

Abstract: An increasing demand for quality of clinical service and safety of clinical procedures in hospitals has become a burden to healthcare staff. Training resources is sometimes wrongly allocated and are inadequate to meet the nurses' actual needs. No study was conducted to explore self-perceived training needs from senior level managers towards three domains: personal growth, professional development and services development.

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Work Stress, Coping Strategies and Levels of Depression among Nurses Working in Mental Health Hospital in Port-Said City

Abd Alhadi Hasan
Int Arch Nurs Health Care Volume 3, Issue 2

Abstract: Psychiatric nurses experience wide range of stressful events, evolving from the care of violent, aggressive patients, recurrent relapse episodes and poor prognosis of mental disorders; it affects several dimensions of nurses' life, physical and mental health. The aim of the study was to assess work stress, coping strategies and level of depression among psychiatric nurses.

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Changing Territories of Health Care Professionals in Primary Care

Kieke GH Okma
Int Arch Nurs Health Care Volume 3, Issue 2

Abstract: This contribution explores the changing positions of four major groups of health professionals in primary care in North America and Western Europe: general internists, family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The mix of professionals varies greatly across countries in Europe and North America, illustrating that there is no single answer to the question: "What is the 'best' mix of health professionals?"

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Case Report Open Access

Hemiatrophy Syndrome with Secondary Respiratory Failure Corrected with Noninvasive Ventilation

Lorena Picasso Simon and Salvador Diaz Lobato
Int Arch Nurs Health Care Volume 3, Issue 2

Abstract: We describe the case of a 79-year-old man who presented respiratory failure secondary to left body hemiatrophy which was presented since early childhood. Clinical and images findings support the diagnosis of hemiatrophy syndrome complicated with hypercapnic respiratory insufficiency secondary to a restrictive ventilatory disorder.

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