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Sleep quality in the elderly either living at home or in a nursing home
Changes in sleep duration, pattern and quality occur with ageing. The aim of this study was to analyse the sleep quality and effecting factors in the elderly living either at home or in nursing homes.

KEY WORDS: Elderly, nursing home, sleep quality, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.

Gulseren Daglar, RN, PhD, Cumhuriyet University, Silvas, Turkey
Sukran Ertekin Pinar, RN, MSN, Cumhuriyet University, Silvas, Turkey
Selma Sabanciogullari, RN, PhD, Cumhuriyet University, Silvas, Turkey
Professor Sultan Kav, RN, PhD, Baskent University Ankara, Turkey

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Introduction of a novel, mobile, nurse-led prostate cancer education and testing service
The aim of this paper is to describe the development and evaluation of a mobile, nurse-led PCa education and testing service.

KEY WORDS: Prostate cancer, education, workplace testing.

Helen Crowe, RN, BAppSci (Adv Nurs), GradDip EpiBiostats, MNursSci (NP), Epworth Prostate Centre, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Patricia Bugeja, RN, MNurs, Epworth Prostate Centre, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Dr Addle Wootten, BBSc (Hons), DPsych (Clin), MAPS (CClin), Epworth Prostate Centre, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Nicholas Howard, RN, Urology Research Nurse, Epworth Prostate Centre, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
A/Professor Declan Murphy, MB, Bch, BaO, FRCS Urol, Epworth Prostate Centre, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Ben Challacombe,BSc (Hons), MS, FRCS (Urol), Consultant Urologist, Epworth Prostate Centre, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Professor Anthony Costello, MBBS, FRACS, FRCSI (Hon), MD, Senior Urologist, Epworth Prostate Centre, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

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The effects of workplace bullying on physicians and nurses
This cross sectional and descriptive study assessed workplace bullying and its effects on work performance and depression status of physicians and nurses in a university hospital, Turkey.

KEY WORDS: Bullying, physicians, nurses, depression, work performance.

Associate Professor Dilek Ekici, RN, PhD, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Assistant Professor Alper Beder, MD, PhD, MSc, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey

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Tailoring Dementia Care Mapping and Reflective Practice to empower Assistants in Nursing to provide quality care for residents with dementia
The study addressed one central aim. This was to explore the experience of Assistants in Nursing being exposed to Dementia Care Mapping coupled with reflection to improve older residents care in a residential aged care facility.

Article updated 25 August 2015

KEY WORDS: Dementia, dementia care mapping, assistants in nursing, residents, residential aged care facilities, reflective practice

Martha Mansah, PhD, BN (Hons) RN, Lecturer, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Nathan, Queensland, Australia
Lyn Coulon, PhD, DipNEd, BA, MHP Ed, RN, Assoc Professor, ACU National, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Peter Brown, PhD, DNE, BA (Hons), MA, FACN, RN, Assoc Professor, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia
Heather Reynolds, Clinical Nurse, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland, Brisbane and Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Sarah Kissiwaa, BPharm (Hons), PhD Candidate, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Violence against health care staff by peers and managers in a general hospital in Greece: a questionnaire based study
This study examined the types of violence experienced by physicians, nurses and nurse assistants in various departments instigated by doctors, nurses and supervisors as well as the possible causes, the effects on job performance, the handling of the incidents and the possible preventive measures.

KEY WORDS: Workplace violence, physicians, nurses, manager, general hospital

Evmorfia Koukia, RN, Assist Professor in Psychiatric Nursing, University of Athens, Greece
Polyxeni Mangoulia, Dr, RN, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
Dimitrios E Papageorgiou, RN, Lecturer in Nursing, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Athens, Greece
Nikolaos Gonis, Biologist, Athens, Greece
Theofanis Katostaras, BA, MSc, DrN, Assist Professor in Health Economics, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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