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JournalISSN: 0966-0461

British journal of nursing 

Mark Allen Group
About: British journal of nursing is an academic journal published by Mark Allen Group. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Medicine & Nurse education. It has an ISSN identifier of 0966-0461. Over the lifetime, 8694 publications have been published receiving 78794 citations. The journal is also known as: BJN.


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1,597 citations

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TL;DR: The purpose of this article is to present a step-by-step guide to facilitate understanding by presenting the critical elements of the literature review process.
Abstract: Nowadays, most nurses, pre- and post-qualification, will be required to undertake a literature review at some point, either as part of a course of study, as a key step in the research process, or as part of clinical practice development or policy. For student nurses and novice researchers it is often seen as a difficult undertaking. It demands a complex range of skills, such as learning how to define topics for exploration, acquiring skills of literature searching and retrieval, developing the ability to analyse and synthesize data as well as becoming adept at writing and reporting, often within a limited time scale. The purpose of this article is to present a step-by-step guide to facilitate understanding by presenting the critical elements of the literature review process. While reference is made to different types of literature reviews, the focus is on the traditional or narrative review that is undertaken, usually either as an academic assignment or part of the research process.

1,079 citations

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TL;DR: Over the past few months there has been a lot of publicity given to victims of various tragedies and incidents, for example, there have been the victims of the summer floods, the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and the parents of Rhys Jones.
Abstract: Over the past few months there has been a lot of publicity given to victims of various tragedies and incidents, for example, there have been the victims of the summer floods, the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and the parents of Rhys Jones. The majority of the support and public interest shown has been very positive and helpful towards these victims. This is probably because of the nature of the events which led up to the incidents and because it was not really the victims fault for what happened. They just happened to be caught up in a chain of events that happened outside of their control.

342 citations

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TL;DR: A step-by-step approach to critiquing quantitative research to help nurses demystify the process and decode the terminology.
Abstract: As with a quantitative study, critical analysis of a qualitative study involves an in-depth review of how each step of the research was undertaken. Qualitative and quantitative studies are, however, fundamentally different approaches to research and therefore need to be considered differently with regard to critiquing. The different philosophical underpinnings of the various qualitative research methods generate discrete ways of reasoning and distinct terminology; however, there are also many similarities within these methods. Because of this and its subjective nature, qualitative research it is often regarded as more difficult to critique. Nevertheless, an evidenced-based profession such as nursing cannot accept research at face value, and nurses need to be able to determine the strengths and limitations of qualitative as well as quantitative research studies when reviewing the available literature on a topic.

306 citations

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TL;DR: It was found that peristomal skin disorders were higher for participants with an ileostomy and urostomy than in those with a colostomy, and more education and perhaps regular, annual follow-up visits at local stoma care clinics are needed.
Abstract: The aim of this article was to investigate the frequency, severity and diversity of peristomal skin disorders among individuals with a permanent stoma in a community population. All individuals with a permanent stoma (n=630) in a Danish community population were invited to participate in a cross-sectional study. A total of 202 individuals (101 men; 101 women) agreed to participate. Data were collected through questionnaires and clinical examinations. It was found that peristomal skin disorders were higher for participants with an ileostomy (57%) and urostomy (48%) than in those with a colostomy (35%). Of the diagnoses of skin disorders, 77% could be related to contact with stoma effluent. Only 38% of diagnosed participants agreed that they had a skin disorder and more than 80% did not seek professional health care. The study revealed a high frequency of peristomal skin disorders. Participants frequently failed to perceive that they had a skin irritation and did not seek help. This suggests that more education and perhaps regular, annual follow-up visits at local stoma care clinics are needed.

239 citations

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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
2023272
2022430
2021299
2020360
2019350
2018355