Understanding the Basics of Care and Support: a Tale of Two Cultures? (JCN)


A systematic review, concerning the effectiveness of nursing interventions for patients’ nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene needs, discovered numerous inadequacies in the quality of evidence. This is perhaps reflective of an age-old culture divide between “doers” and “thinkers”.

“The sparsity of robust results for the effectiveness of nursing interventions for fundamental care is sobering indeed”. p.2186.

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Richards, DA. Hilli, A. [and] Pentecost, C. [et al] (2018). Fundamental nursing care: a systematic review of the evidence on the effect of nursing care interventions for nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene. Journal of Clinical Nursing. June 2018; 27(11-12): 2179-2188.

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