May 6 - 12 Is Nursing Week

This week, we join the chorus of appreciation for the incredible nurses who form the backbone of healthcare. Their dedication, expertise, and compassion are essential for patient well-being around the world.

Here at JMIR Publications, we're proud to support the research that empowers nurses to deliver the best possible care. In honor of Nursing Week, we're highlighting five groundbreaking studies published in our nursing journals, Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal (APINJ) and JMIR Nursing.

These papers delve into a range of topics critical to the field, from innovative telehealth interventions to cultural considerations in nursing practice.

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1. In-Home Respite Care Services Available to Families With Palliative Care Needs in Quebec: Novel Digital Environmental Scan
Castro A, Lalonde-LeBlond G, Freitas Z, Arnaert A, Bitzas V, Kildea J, Moffatt K, Phillips D, Wiseblatt L, Hall AJ, Després V, Tsimicalis A

JMIR Nursing

Caregiving dyads in palliative care are confronted with complex care needs. Respite care services can be highly beneficial in alleviating the caregiving burden, supporting survivorship and dying at home. Yet, respite care services are difficult to locate and access in the province of Quebec, Canada, particularly when navigating ubiquitous sources of online health information of varying quality.


2. Technology-Supported Guidance Models to Stimulate Nursing Students’ Self-Efficacy in Clinical Practice: Scoping Review
Bresolin P, Steindal SA, Bingen HM, Zlamal J, Gue Martini J, Petersen EK, Nes AAG

JMIR Nursing

In nursing education, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills is crucial for developing competence in clinical practice. Nursing students encounter challenges in acquiring these essential skills, making self-efficacy a critical component in their professional development. The aim of this study is to systematically map and identify gaps in published studies on the use of technology-supported guidance models to stimulate nursing students’ self-efficacy in clinical practice.


3. mHealth Gratitude Exercise Mindfulness App for Resiliency Among Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Staff: Three-Arm Pretest-Posttest Interventional Study
Peterson NE, Thomas M, Hunsaker S, Stewart T, Collett CJ

JMIR Nursing

Health care is highly complex and can be both emotionally and physically challenging. This can lead health care workers to develop compassion fatigue and burnout, which can negatively affect their well-being and patient care. Higher levels of resilience can potentially prevent compassion fatigue and burnout. Strategies that enhance resilience include gratitude, exercise, and mindfulness. The purpose of this study was to determine if a 3-week daily resiliency practice, prompted via a gratitude, exercise, and mindfulness smartphone app, impacted the professional quality of life, physical activity, and happiness level of health care workers in a newborn intensive care unit setting.



4. Toward Sustaining Web-Based Senior Center Programming Accessibility With and for Older Adult Immigrants: Community-Based Participatory Research Cross-Sectional Study
Nguyen-Truong CKY, Wuestney K, Leung H, Chiu C, Park M, Chac C, Fritz RL

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many community-based organizations serving Asian Americans pivoted to provide web-based care and social services. This study aims to examine the readiness of diverse groups of older Asian American immigrant adults (Chinese, Koreans, and Vietnamese) to use a web-based senior center, including technology access and telehealth use, and to identify the psychosocial health impacts that a web-based senior center could be positioned to meet.




5. Exploring Nursing Research Culture in Clinical Practice: Qualitative Ethnographic Study
Hwang H, De Gagne JC, Yoo L, Lee M, Jo HK, Kim Je

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Cultivating a positive research culture is considered the key to facilitating the utilization of research findings. In the realm of clinical nursing research, nurses conducting research may find the utilization of findings challenging due to the lack of a positive research culture. This study aims to identify and describe the sociocultural context of nursing research in a clinical setting at a Korean tertiary hospital.

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