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Nursing and Palliative Care

Online ISSN: 2397-9623


Nursing and Palliative Care is a peer-reviewed online journal providing an open platform to high-quality original research and reviews that focus on baccalaureate and higher degree nursing education, educational research, and policy related to education, and education and practice partnerships. The journal's mission is to provide its readers with clinically relevant content in every issue and to serve as a vehicle for professional nurses to improve the care of critically ill patients and their families. NPC welcomes submission of original manuscripts describing investigations, advances, or observations from all specialties related to the care of critically ill patients. The main commitment of the Journal is to enhance the teaching-learning process, promote curriculum development, and stimulate creative innovation and research in nursing education.

The journal aims to promote publications from expertise who are otherwise unable to access other journals. Most importantly, those from countries or regions that have few resources to improve higher degree nursing education which helps provide thorough coverage of timely topics and information that is extremely practical for daily, on-the-job use.

NPC will feature original research, review papers, clinical studies, case reports, editorials, expert opinion and perspective papers, commentaries, and book reviews.

NPC welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to submissions@oatext.com alternatively to editor.npc@oatext.com

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by NPC, is properly cited

Editor in Chief


Will be updated soon.

Regional Editor

Jason L Powell

Professor
The University of Chester
UK

Editorial Board

Yang Fang

Professor of Nursing
Associate Dean of School of Nursing
Zhejiang University City College
China

Alice Yuen Loke

Professor and Associate Head
School of Nursing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
China

Stacey Rorie

Assistant Professor of Nursing
King University, Kaplan Professional, Novasyte Inc
USA


Hala Bayoumy

Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Nursing
King Saud Bin Abdulazziz University for Health Sciences
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Carolyn Jackson

Director - England Centre for Practice Development
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Canterbury Christ Church University
UK

Maxinee Black-Arias

Dean of Nursing
Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences
USA


Sharon E Vincent

Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Health and Human Services
School of Nursing, UNC Charlotte
USA

Abigail Mitchell

Director of Graduate Nursing
Associate Professor
‎D'Youville College
USA

Adelaida Zabalegui Yárnoz

Chief Nursing Officer
Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Spain


Elizabeth J. Fenton

Nurse Advisor
NHS England & Health Education England
UK

Sofia Bisogni

Researcher
Department of Health Sciences (DSS)
University of Florence
Italy

Karen Moody

Director of Pediatric Palliative Care
Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care Team (I.M.P.A.C.T.)
Riley Hospital for Children
USA


Barbara Pajk

University Psychiatric Clinic
Ljubljana
Slovenia

Carmen M Sarabia Cobo

Professor
Department of Nursing
University of Cantabria
Spain

Nowicki Andrzej

Assistant Professor
Director of Oncological Nursing Unit
Department of Nursing
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Poland


Yau Sui Yu

Assistant Professor
Division of Nursing and Health Studies
Open University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Konstantinos Giakoumidakis

Cardiac Surgery intensive care unit
“Evangelismos” general hospital of Athens
Greece

Neddie Serra

Chair, Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing
Professor of Nursing
Bloomfield college
USA


César Fonseca

Researcher
Nursing Research & Development Unit
University of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal

Maria Lavdaniti

Associate Professor
Department of Nursing
ATEI of Thessaloniki
Greece

Miriam Sebego

Lecturer
School of Nursing
University of Botswana
Botswana


Gülten Kaptan

Professor
Uskudar Unıversty
Turkey

In Press

Volume 2, Issue 5


Advanced care directives as the core component of palliative care in recipients of left ventricular assist devices

Konstantinos Giakoumidakis

Editorial-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

August 23, 2017


Early palliative care of patients with lung cancer

Andrzej Nowicki

Editorial-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

September 15, 2017


Current Issue

Volume 2, Issue 4


Current trends in cancer support within the religious community

Karen Y Wonders Ched Spellman Luke Tse Andrew Wonders Brittany Stout

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

June 22, 2017


The nurse and the art of caring/care: from the healed body to the disfigured body by the reverse of death

Mara Villas Boas de Carvalho Simone Villas Boas de Carvalho Brito

Perspective-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

July 13, 2017


Foot massage: effective or useless?

Shan Jiang

Opinion Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

July 28, 2017


Young women with breast cancer-using the healing tool; writing blogs

Octavio Muniz da Costa Vargens Carina M. Berterö

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

August 06, 2017


Evaluation of compassion and resilience in nurses: from evidence-based projects to research findings

Margaret Mary West Debra Wantz Gale Shalongo Patricia Campbell Kathryn Berger Heidi Cole Dennis Seroskie Kristi Cellitti

Research Article

August 21, 2017


Cultural perspective and palliative care

Dr. Abigail Mitchell, DHEd, MSN, RN, CNE, FHERDSA Dr. Connie Jozwiak-Shields, PhD, ANP-BC, RN

Editorial-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

August 23, 2017


Archive


Volume 2

Current trends in cancer support within the religious community

Karen Y Wonders Ched Spellman Luke Tse Andrew Wonders Brittany Stout

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

June 22, 2017


The nurse and the art of caring/care: from the healed body to the disfigured body by the reverse of death

Mara Villas Boas de Carvalho Simone Villas Boas de Carvalho Brito

Perspective-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

July 13, 2017


Foot massage: effective or useless?

Shan Jiang

Opinion Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

July 28, 2017


Young women with breast cancer-using the healing tool; writing blogs

Octavio Muniz da Costa Vargens Carina M. Berterö

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

August 06, 2017


Evaluation of compassion and resilience in nurses: from evidence-based projects to research findings

Margaret Mary West Debra Wantz Gale Shalongo Patricia Campbell Kathryn Berger Heidi Cole Dennis Seroskie Kristi Cellitti

Research Article

August 21, 2017


Cultural perspective and palliative care

Dr. Abigail Mitchell, DHEd, MSN, RN, CNE, FHERDSA Dr. Connie Jozwiak-Shields, PhD, ANP-BC, RN

Editorial-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

August 23, 2017


Influence of caregiver on heart failure patients' disease beliefs and compliance

Sibel Sevinc Sevgin Samancioglu

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

April 17, 2017


Complementary and integrative care practices in symptom management in breast cancer patients

Seda Pehlivan Diğdem Lafçı Nursel Vatansever

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

April 28, 2017


Admiral Nursing: combining specialist dementia and hospice care

Karen Harrison Dening Jacqueline Crowther Sharron Tolman

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

May 04, 2017


Determinants of sleep quality among pregnant women in China: A cross-sectional survey

Ying Yang Jing Mao Zhiying Ye Jie Li Huimin Zhao Yueting Liu

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

May 09, 2017


Physical activity and nutrition recommendations for weight management during breast cancer treatment

Karen Y Wonders Brittany Stout

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

June 17, 2017


Barriers to the adequate management of cancer pain among Irish GPs

Geraldine McDarby David S Evans Regina Kiernan

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

June 22, 2017


Diabetes management and pallıatıve care: Example of Turkey

Elif Ünsal Avdal Berna Nilgün Özgürsoy Uran Hüsnü Yilmaz

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

February 11, 2017


Investigation of the effectiveness in the reduction of pain EMLA cream intramuscular cephalosporin in the application

Kevser Sevgi Ünal Mağfiret Kaşikçi

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

February 18, 2017


The effectiveness of a class designed to improve nurses’ self-care, relationship with colleagues, and relationship with patients

Melissa Tayarani Bonnie Raingruber

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

March 06, 2017


Interprofessional development in palliative care: cultural humility and a collaborative future for nursing and medicine

William Rosa

Editorial-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

March 27, 2017


The caring encounter between patient and nurse within a mental health and psychiatric care context – as described by nurses working in an emergency polyclinic

Hemberg Jessica Lipponen Sofie

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

April 06, 2017


One day at a time – being in the present experienced as optimal health by older adults – the existential health dimension as a health-promoting potential

Jessica Hemberg Anna K. Forsman Johanna Nordmyr

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

April 14, 2017


Presence as a personal project in palliative care: transcending personality

Emmerentia du Plessis

Commentary-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

December 19, 2016


Effects of qigong training on physical and psychosocial well-being of breast-cancer survivors: a systematic review

Joyce CY Leung Karen PY Liu Shirley SM Fong

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

December 22, 2016


The Golden Room: an innovative choice for end of life care (or) Changing the culture to allow for more end of life care options

Lynn Keegan

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

January 06, 2017


Self-care in older people with functional deficit: needs of long-term care

Ana Filipa Ramos Manuel Lopes Felismina Mendes Pedro Parreira César Fonseca

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

January 19, 2017


The importance of research on the sense of coherence and acceptance of the disease in patients receiving palliative care due to lung cancer

Andrzej Nowicki

Editorial-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

January 21, 2017


South Korean nurses’ knowledge of delirium in hospitalised older adults with and without dementia

Yun Kang Chang Seung Park

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

January 30, 2017


Volume 1

Painting door stories for veterans in palliative care: a ten-year labor of love

Sandra M Walsh Carmen Prieto Maria Olenick

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

November 01, 2016


Risk of falls in elderly population in a Mexican community

Eduardo Mendez-Espinosa Hector Riquelme-Heras Celina Gomez-Gomez Raul Gutierrez-Herrera Juan Barajas-Mora Emmanuel Moreno-Bernal

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

November 21, 2016


Assisted dying in countries where it has been legalised and the recent debate in the UK

Ian Jack Donald Hamilton

Letter to Editor-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

November 24, 2016


Communication factors impacting on the ability of a family to adjust to caring for a family member following a catastrophic injury in Western Australia

Caroline E Bulsara Beatriz Cuesta Briand Anne McKenzie Rachael Moorin

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

December 05, 2016


Complicated grief: An introduction to current literature and management strategies in home hospice care

Ong Eng Koon Patricia Neo

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

December 12, 2016


Propolis as an adjunct to prevention and treatment of radiotherapy- and chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis

Izabel Cristina Gomes de Mendonça

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

August 08, 2016


Psychological adaptation and its impact on the quality of life and spiritual well-being: A cross-sectional study of end of life cancer patients

Filomena Moreira Pinto Pereira Filomena Moreira Pinto Pereira

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

August 09, 2016


Caregivers of chronic pain patients: Their loneliness and burden

Ami Rokach Eyal Rosenstreich Silviu Brill Itay Goor Aryeh

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

September 29, 2016


Literature review of best health and social care practices for individuals with intellectual disabilities encountering the end of life

Annette Sterling Welch Carlos Moreno-Leguizamon

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

September 30, 2016


Investigation on the awareness of hepatitis B virus among health care workers in Nigeria

Ekpenyong MS Tawari-Ikeh EP Ekpenyong AS

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

October 28, 2016


Sharing the burden: Schwartz rounds® as a compassionate collaborative practice and education model in long-term care

Kathryn Pfaff Lisa Hamilton Shereen Jonathan

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

July 08, 2016


Reframing the barrier: Nurse-led, integrated palliative care program in the context of HIV in the United States

Samantha R McGraw Rebecca A Gass Jean FitzGibbons BA Cindy Magrini Randy S Hebert

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

July 08, 2016


Early palliative care for patients with metastatic lung cancer: Evidence for and barriers against

Chantal Bornais Linda Deravin-Malone

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

July 25, 2016


Systems thinking, IPE/IPP, TeamSTEPPS® and communicating: Are they interconnected? A look with a broad brush

Karen Clark

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

July 26, 2016


Are newly graduated nurses ready to deal with death and dying? - A literature review

Linda Deravin Malone Judith Anderson Lyn Croxon c

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

July 27, 2016


Towards unpredictable - The anticipations of nursing students of the transition to a registered nurse

Anu-Marja Kaihlanen Camilla Strandell-Laine Leena Salminen

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

July 29, 2016


The effect of social and existential aspects during end of life care

Patricia Dobríková Jana Macková Lukáš Pavelek Aimee Miller Daniel J West

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

April 18, 2016


Greetings from the editorial board

Abigail Mitchell

Editorial-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

May 10, 2016


Developing nurse match: An instrument for assessing personal nursing values against a set of preferred nursing values

Elaine Hogard Roger Ellis

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

May 19, 2016


Fighting to the end: African Americans and end of life care decisions

Apollo Townsend Stevens

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

May 20, 2016


Evaluation of grief reactions in children: A retrospective review

Teresa Howell

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

May 25, 2016


Personalisation services and care: The case of England

Jason L Powell

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

May 25, 2016


One size does not fit all: differences in quality of life and survivorship among lung, colon, breast and prostate cancer patients

Leah M Backhus Steven B Zeliadt Lynn Reinke Tessa Rue David H Au

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

February 26, 2016


Emotional labour and vicarious traumatization among nurses

C Patricia Mazzotta

Mini Review-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

March02, 2016


Sepsis-review of screening for sepsis by nursing, nurse driven sepsis protocols and development of sepsis hospital policy/protocols

Matthew McCaffery Omobola Onikoyi Dilisha Rodrigopulle Ali Syed Suzanne Jones Laura Mansfield Murali G Krishna

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

March 07, 2016


How can nurses best help women facing breast cancer?

Dennis L Citrin Jessica Kapustin

Commentary-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

March 09, 2016


Evaluating the reduction of cancer pain using the infra-red negative ions amethyst Bio Mat in 12 subjects over 6 months

George Grant

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

March 21, 2016


Reflections about palliative care for people with severe dementia

Carmen Sarabia-Cobo

Editorial-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

March 25, 2016


Adolescent and young adult cancer survivorship: A systematic review of end-of-treatment and early post-treatment

Amy J Walker Frances Marcus Lewis

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

January 21, 2016


Driven evidence-based nursing to diagnostic accuracy of water swallow test for stroke patients with dysphagia

Ching-Hui Chuang

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

January 22, 2016


Cardiac disease, cardiac rehabilitation and barriers to participation - an overview

Joan A CebrickGrossman

Review Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

January 23,2016


Nurses frustration with the use of technology

Ayala Gonen

Commentary-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

January 23, 2016


The trial to assess the accepted model of family in a group of polish women

Andrzej Brodziak Alicja Różyk-Myrta Barbara Białkowska Estera Kołat

Research Article-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

January 26, 2016


The harm caused by marihuana use disorders is interrelated in some european countries to the harm caused by new psychoactive substances

Andrzej Brodziak

Letter to Editor-Nursing and Palliative Care (NPC)

January 26, 2016


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NPC welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to submissions@oatext.com alternatively to editor.npc@oatext.com

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Nursing and Palliative Care is an Open Access journal and we do not charge the end user when accessing a manuscript or any article. This allows the scientific community to view, download, distribution of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited, under the term of "Creative Commons Attribution License". In line with other open access journals we provide a flat fee submission structure on the acceptance of a peer-reviewed article which covers in part the entirety of the publication pathway (the article processing charge). The process includes our maintenance, submission and peer review systems and international editing, publication and submission to global indexing and tracking organisations and archiving to allow instant access to the whole article and associated supplementary documents. We also have to ensure enough investment to secure a sustainable model which ethically, legally and financially stable.

The publication charges for Nursing and Palliative Care are USD 1190 / GBP 960.

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All articles published in OA Text are open access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted to full text of articles, immediately on publication in OA Text Journals. The Article Publication Charges pay for the editorial and production costs of the journal, for hosting the website, publishing articles online, preparing HTML , PDF and XML versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef.

Our financial goals are to:

  • Recover capitalization costs;
  • Produce sufficient revenue to allow for a sustainable and scalable publishing program, under continuous development;
  • Bend the publication-charge cost downward over time.

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Corresponding author or Co-authors has to make the payment on acceptance of the article.

What type of articles are published for free?

Editorials, letters, comments, retractions, etc. will be published for free of charge. APC is applicable for the article types like Research, Review, Mini review, Case Reports, opinions etc.

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Corresponding author or the paying institutions should arrange for the payment once they are notified regarding acceptance of the article. APC is exempted for cases in which a wavier agreement has been made in-prior to submission.

*We request an immediate attention towards the payment as the articles will not be published unless the charges have been paid.

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Authors or institutions can make payments by two modes as per their convenience.

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Note: No taxes are included in this charge, taxes will be applicable as per the policies of the country of the payee. Additional transaction charges may be levied on the author.

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The waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will be provided accordingly.

*The Waiver requests must be made during the submission process and will not be accepted after  processing of the manuscript.

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No, Article processing charges will not be applicable for articles rejected by the Editorial office.

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No, Article processing charges (APCs) do not include the charges for the reprints. Reprints facility is optional and should be order separately.