Collaboration and Testimonial

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Current CN membership: 1,443 subscribed71 new members in 2019

Number of Cochrane review summaries developed and published (or pending publication) since January 2019 - 64

CN members currently actively contributing to KT activities (including new projects): approx. 55 members actively working on KT activities for this Group

A list of Cochrane Review Groups CN regularly collaborate with:

  • Tracey Harrison, Assistant Managing Editor and Clare Jess PhD, Managing Editor, Cochrane Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers
  • Jacob Rosenberg, Editor, Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group
  • Jane Cracknell RN, BA, MSc, Managing Editor, Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care Group
  • Hazel Fraser, Managing Editor, Cochrane Stroke Group 
  • Shireen Harbin, RN, BScN, Managing Editor, Cochrane Back and Neck Review Group
  • Liz Dooley, Managing Editor, Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group 
  • Dr Marlene Stewart, Managing Editor, Cochrane Vascular Group
  • Melina Wilson, Cochrane Breast Cancer Group
  • Sheila Wallace, Cochrane Incontinence Group
  • Ciprian Jauca, Managing Editor, Jim Wright, Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Hypertension Review Group
  • Nikki Jahnke, Editor, Tracey Remmington, Managing Editor, Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group
  • Nicole Martin, Cochrane Heart Group
  • Sue Marcus, Editor, Cochrane Dementia Group
  • Jessica Hendon, Managing Editor, Cochrane Common Mental Disorders
  • Gemma O'Loughlin, Assistant Managing Editor, Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group
  • Claire Irving, Managing Editor, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group
  • Professor Bernd Richter, MD, PhD, Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Review Group
  • Yolanda Brosseau, Cochrane Neonatal Review Group
  • Dr Henning Keinke Andersen, MSc, Ph.D., Managing Editor, Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group
  • Frances Kellie, Managing Editor, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Assistant Professor Susan Wieland, MPH, PhD, Coordinator, Cochrane Complementary Medicine
  • Dr Lise Estcourt, Co-ordinating Editor, Cochrane Haematological Malignancies
  • Dr Joanne Elliott Managing Editor I Cochrane Bone, Joint & Muscle Trauma Group I Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences
  • Julia Worswick, Managing Editor, Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care
  • John K MacDonald, Managing Editor, Cochrane Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Functional Bowel Disorders Group

Cochrane’s former Editor in Chief, David Tovey, commented: 

I am delighted to see a further rise in Impact Factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.  There is also a pleasing increase in total citations, and the five year impact factor is strong. All of this data demonstrates the usage and impact of our reviews, and reflects enormous credit on our contributors and groups.

CN members are made up of a wide variety of healthcare professionals and educators from around the globe, the following is a sample of

CN members actively contributing to this Group’s work (Backgrounds and locations):

  • Dr Elizabeth Scruth PhD, Director NCAL KP Tele Critical Care Program, Clinical Quality Programs and Data Analytics, Regional Quality: Northern California, Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Health Plan
  • Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, RN, PhD,MEd & Work, BN, DipAppSc(Nursing), Professor of Nursing Education, Discipline Lead – Nursing, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
  • Professor Lisa Whitehead, PhD, MA, BSc (hons) RN, Professor of Nursing Research, Edith Cowan University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Australia
  • Professor Catriona Kennedy - QNIS Professor of Community Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
  • Dr Kim van Wissen  PhD, RN, Senior Lecturer | Pūkenga Matua, Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health | Te Kura Tapuhi Hauora, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Bec Greenslade RN BN MN, QYCS Research Nurse, QLD Youth Cancer Service
  • Dr. A. van Vught, epidemioloog, Associate lector Organisatie van Zorg en Dienstverlening,  Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
  • Kate Rowan-Robinson, Nurse Manager, Sonic HealthPlus, Western Australia
  • Eduardo López Briz, Área de Farmacia Oncohematológica, Soporte Nutricional, Farmacotecnia, Servicio de Farmacia, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Departament de Salut València La Fe
  • Cresilda Newsom DNP MSN RN CPAN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Jacobs Perianesthesia Nursing Department, UC San Diego Health System
  • Natalie Govind – Lecturer, Director, Health Simulation, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
  • Associate Professor Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, School of Nurse Anesthesia, Director, Center for Translational Research: A JBI Center of Excellence - Texas Christian University
  • Dr Luis Carlos Saiz, Pharm D, PhD, Unit of Innovation and Organization, Navarre Health Service Avenida del Ejército 2 (31002) Pamplona – Spain
  • Debbi Atkinson MA, BSc (Hons), RGN, RN (Child), PGCE, Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) Adult programme School of Health Science and Social Work, St Andrew's Court, University of Portsmouth
  • Dr Vishnu Renjith. RN, MSN , PhD, Research Associate, Indian Stroke Clinical Trial Network, Comprehensive Stroke Care Program, Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram - Kerala, India
  • DR Amanda Wilson, Senior Lecturer,  School of Nursing & Midwifery The University of Newcastle
  • Assistant Professor Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN, ACHPN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Palliative Medicine/Pain Management, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Dr Jacqueline Pich PhD BNurs (Hons I) BSc, Lecturer, Subject Coordinator – Health Breakdown, Faculty of Health | University of Technology Sydney
  • Dr Paz Fernández Ortega. PhD, MSc, RN, Psych, Institut Català d'Oncologia | Nursing Research Coordinator - Coordinadora Recerca Cures Infermeres | Barcelona- Spain
  • Dr Janice Christie, Senior Lecturer  - Nursing, Division of Nursing Midwifery & Social Work, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester
  • Professor Jennifer Chipps, Director School of Nursing, Faculty of Community and Health, THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE, South Africa
  • Dr Lee Lethbridge, Associate Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
  • Dr Aisling Smyth BSc MSc PhD RN, Lecturer Clinical Science Introduction, Lecturer Literature Review, ERA researcher
  • Professor Christine Neville RN PhD, Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southern Queensland
  • Professor JoAnn D. Long, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Professor and Director of Nursing Research & Development, Lubbock Christian University
  • Dr Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN-BC, Magnet Program Director, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
  • Dr Graham Noyce – FHEA, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Dr Amy Drahota, PhD, Network Manager, University of Portsmouth Ageing Network
  • Dr Taryn Amos-Williams, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town
  • Dr Peter Sinclair, Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Health & Medicine, Honorary Research and Innovation Conjoint, Hunter New England Local Health District, University of Newcastle
  • Sofia Macedo, RN, BSN, MSc Evidence Based Healthcare, Nurse Educator, Aldara Hospital and Medical Center
  • Associate Professor Robin Christian, DNP, FNP-C, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Dr Barbara Coles, PhD, RN-BC, Adjunct Instructor, Master of Science in Nursing Program, Keiser University Graduate School
  • Nerys Bolton, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Teresa González Gil, Nursing Section Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Dr Marj Woodhouse, Lecturer Adult Nursing , School of Health Sciences and Social WorK, University of Portsmouth
  • Professor Karen Strickland, University of Canberra, Faculty of Health
  • Erin Matsuda DNP, RN, CPNP, Nurse Practitioner Manager, Pediatric Medical Specialties, Core Faculty Member, UCSF Centre for Evidence Synthesis & Implementation:  A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence

Sample of Cochrane Review Authors who have collaborated with CN in settling the columns for publication:

  • Associate Professor Steve Brooks, Department of Emergency Medicine, Queen's University at Kingston
  • Professor Mical Paul, Head, Institute of Infectious Diseases, Rambam Health Care Campus
  • Professor, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Professor Declan Devane, Professor of Midwifery, NUI Galway, Director, Health Research Board-Trials Methodology Research Network
  • Professor Rick Nelson, Adjunct Professor, UIC School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Chicago, Illinois
  • Professor Peter Sandercock, MA, DM, FRCPE, FMedSci, FESO, Emeritus Professor of Medical Neurology, UK
  • Nicky Hewitt, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Deakin University Melbourne
  • Professor Carmel Hughes, Head of School, School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Professor John Lawrenson, Professor of Clinical Visual Science, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London
  • Professor Susan Hillier - Dean: Research, Professor: Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia
  • Professor Catherine Sackley, Head of Academic Physiotherapy, Professor of Rehabilitation, Deputy Head of Division, NIHR Senior Investigator, Division of Health and Social Care Research, Faculty of Life Science and Medicine, King’s College London
  • Andrew D. Pucker, OD, PhD, FAAO | Assistant Professor, School of Optometry/Department of Optometry & Vision Science, UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Dr Najma Siddiqi, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, Mental Health and Addiction Research Group & Consultant Psychiatrist, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, University of York
  • Luciana Ballini, Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale -Regione Emilia-Romagna, Bologna
  • Dr Julie Broderick BSc, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
  • Dr Terry Quinn FESO, FRCP, MD, MBChB (hons), BSc Med Sci (hons), Stroke Association / Chief Scientist Office Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant PhysicianInstitute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
  • Dr Hayley McBain PhD FHEA CPsychol, Lecturer in Health Psychology | Programme Director MSc Health Psychology, School of Health Sciences, City University London
  • Professor Declan Devane, Professor of Midwifery, NUI Galway, Director, Health Research Board-Trials Methodology Research Network
  • Dr Angela Coulter, PhD, Health Services Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
  • Emeritus Professor Steve Iliffe, Emeritus Professor of Primary Care for Older People, Research Department of Primary Care & Population Health, University College London
  • Dr Theresa Lawrie, Evidence-based Medicine Consultancy Ltd, Bath, UK
  • Dr Lone Baandrup, Consultant, Ph,D,, clinical associate professor, Region Hovedstadens Psykiatri , Psykiatrisk Center Glostrup, Brøndbyøstervej
  • Dr Carmel Collins PhD, MS McLeod Research Fellow, Child Nutrition Research Centre, Women's and Children's Health Research Institute, North Adelaide, South Australia

Cochrane Executive/Management/Administration - CN interact with in the administration/coordination of the Group’s KT activities:

  • Jo Anthony, Head of Cochrane Knowledge Translation
  • Karen Head, Knowledge Translation Project Manager, Cochrane Central Executive
  • Sarah Chapman, Knowledge Broker, Cochrane UK
  • Dr Sophie Hill PhD, Head, Centre for Health Communication and Participation, Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group
  • Ann Jones, Managing Editor, Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group
  • Muriah Umoquit, Communications and Analytics Officer, Knowledge Translation, Cochrane Central Executive
  • Ursula Gonthier, Senior Community Support Officer, Cochrane Membership, Learning and Support Services
  • Mark G. Wilson, Cochrane Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr David Tovey FRCGP ǀ (former) Editor in Chief, The Cochrane Library, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Cochrane Editorial Unit ǀ Cochrane Central Executive
  • Lucie Binder, Senior Advisor to the CEO (Governance & Management) Cochrane Central Executive
  • Sabrina Khamissa, Cochrane Events & Brand Support Officer
  • Maria Gerardi, Administration Officer, Editorial & Methods Department | Cochrane Central Executive
  • Holly Millward, Events and Brand Support Officer, Knowledge Translation Department | Cochrane Executive Team
  • Selena Ryan-Vig, Communications & Engagement Officer | Cochrane UK
  • Diane Gal, Cochrane Community Support Officer, Membership, Learning and Support Services
  • Jennifer Dawson, PhD, Wikipedia Consultant for Cochrane
  • Monaz Mehta, Editor, Cochrane Knowledge Translation

CN Summary Publication Activity 2019 – ‘Cochrane Corner’ column

List of journals with active publication agreements with CN as at September 2019 – 16

  • International Journal of Nursing Studies – current agreement in place until 2020

Impact factor: 3.656

highly ranked journal that provides a forum for original research and scholarship about health care delivery, organisation, management, workforce, policy and research methods relevant to nursing, midwifery and other health related professions. The IJNS aims to support evidence informed policy and practice by publishing research, systematic and other scholarly reviews, critical discussion, and commentary of the highest standard.  

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 42

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Professor Ian Norman 

Journal Senior Editorial Assistant: Stephanie Waller

  • American Journal of Nursing – current agreement in place until 2020

Impact Factor: 1.30

A highly ranked international nursing publication collaborating with the CNCF that provides comprehensive and in-depth information to help nurses stay current in their profession. The journal’s content includes practical, hands-on clinical articles on essential topics, vital information on drugs, trends in nursing, legal advice, continuing education, and more.  First established in 1900, the AJN is the oldest nursing journal still in publication. 

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 67

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Professor Shawn Kennedy 

Senior Editors: Diane Szulecki, Nancy Hudson, Amy Collins

  • Issues in Mental Health Nursing Journal – current agreement in place until Dec 2019

Impact Factor: 0.38

A refereed periodical designed to expand psychiatric and mental health nursing knowledge.  It deals with new, innovative approaches to client care, in-depth analysis of current issues, and empirical research.  The journal publishes theoretical papers and manuscripts addressing mental health promotion, public policy concerns, and educational preparation of mental health nurses.

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 39

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Sandra P. Thomas

  • International Journal of Nursing Practice

Impact factor: 1.142

A fully refereed journal that publishes original scholarly work that advances the international understanding and development of nursing, both as a profession and as an academic discipline. The journal focuses on research papers and professional discussion papers that have a sound scientific, theoretical or philosophical base.  The primary criteria for acceptance to this journal are excellence, relevance and clarity. Papers are published under the following categories: Research Papers, Scholarly Articles, Clinical Reports, International Reviews and Book Reviews.

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 28

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Professor Lin Perry

  • Gastroenterology Nursing Journal

Impact factor: 0.577

The GNJ publishes high quality articles, editorials and case reports to help nurses and related healthcare practitioners improve the quality of patient care in Gastroenterology Units by staying up-to-date on guidelines, new procedures and therapies, pharmacology and more. It is the only journal devoted exclusively to Gastroenterology nursing 

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 15

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Dr Kathy A. Baker, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, FAA, Associate Professor, Director, Nursing Research & Scholarship, Deputy Director, Center for Translational Research: A JBI Center of Excellence, Texas Christian University

  • Journal for Research in Nursing Health

Impact Factor: 1.76A general peer-reviewed research periodical devoted to publication of a wide range of research and theory that informs the practice of nursing and other health disciplines. The journal invites research reports on nursing practice education, administration and history, on health issues relevant to nursing and on the testing of research findings in practice.  

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 9

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Professor Eileen T. Lake

  • Public Health Nursing Journal

Impact factor: 1.19

The Public Health Nursing Journal publishes thought-provoking theoretical discussions, timely reviews, dynamic clinical reports and commentary by the nation's health care leaders.  This bimonthly publication focuses and places in context the rapidly changing issues which concern public health professionals as they manage today's system and invent the next decades’. The Journal's highly respected contributors provide a vehicle for remaining on the cutting edge of current thinking and research in the field.

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 18

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Patricia J Kelly, University of Missouri - Kansas City, UMKC · School of Nursing

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Journal

Impact Factor: 1.012

The only journal targeted to clinical nurse specialists in their many roles. As clinician, consultant, educator, researcher and executive, Clinical Nurse Specialist helps nurses stay ahead with expert insights on what's best for their patients and best for their future. This journal addresses the role of the advanced practice nurse as a researcher, consultant, clinician, executive, peer and patient educator--regardless of specialty. From defining and justifying the role of the clinical nurse specialist to examining new methods of cost-effectiveness, Clinical Nurse Specialist TM spans the field with original articles of the highest calibre.  Special sections include pharmacology consult, books-at-a-glance, drug update, and new products and services. And now, readers can use this journal as a convenient means of acquiring CE contact hours in the following areas: advanced nursing practice, AIDS, child and adolescent psychiatry, computers, and critical care.

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 26

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Sue Fowler

  • Orthopaedic Nursing Journal

Publication agreement renewal agreed, pending finalisation of topic selection

Impact Factor: 0.578

Orthopaedic Nursing is a state-of-the-art journal that keeps nurses current on important advances in diagnosis, treatment, resources, and nursing care. The only journal written by and for orthopaedic nurses, it's a highly essential resource. Orthopaedic Nursing, the official journal of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON), is an international journal providing continuing education for orthopaedic nurses. It focuses on a wide variety of clinical settings hospital unit, physician's office, ambulatory care centres, emergency room, operating room, rehabilitation facility, community service programs, the client's home, and others. Each issue provides departmental sections on current events, organizational activities, research, product and drug information, and literature findings. Articles focus on professional development as well as clinical, administrative, academic, and research areas of the orthopaedic specialty. Features include Patient Education; Research and Clinical Practice; NAON News; Professional Opportunities; Continuing Education; Radiology Review; Ethics; and Pharmacology.

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 26 

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Mary F. Rodts, DNP, CNP, ONC, FAAN

  • Primary Health Care Research & Development Journal

Impact Factor: 0.98

A publication aimed specifically at both researchers and practitioners in primary health care, endeavouring to bridge the gap between the two areas.  This journal provides a forum for the publication of international, interdisciplinary research and development in primary health care.  Each issue has a broad primary health care focus, Bringing together research, development and networking, and utilises a multidisciplinary authorship.

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 21

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Dr Daksha Trivedi, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire

  • Breast Cancer Care: Nursing Network News

Impact Factor: unknown

Published twice a year, it features news from the world of breast care; up‑to‑date resource listings; professional development opportunities and examples of innovative practice from nurses working in the field.

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 13

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Katie Parsons

  • British Journal of Community Nursing

Impact factor: 0.41

The only peer-reviewed professional journal for the district nursing team in the UK. Recently relaunched with a bold new design, the Journal's aim is to keep the district nursing team up to date with clinical, professional and policy developments, as well as providing a forum for sharing research and innovation.

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 10

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Rucha Kurtkoti

  • Critical Care Nursing Journal

Impact factor: 0.29

The mission of the journal is to provide critical care and acute care nurses with accurate, relevant, and useful information concerning the bedside care of critically and acutely ill patients and to keep critical and acute care nurses informed on issues that affect their practice. By reading any issue of CRITICAL CARE NURSE, critical care and acute care nurses should benefit through increased knowledge concerning critical and acute care nursing practice be able to use this knowledge to care for patients and their families in a more effective manner.

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 13

Journal Editor-in-Chief:

  • Journal of Perioperative Practice

Impact factor: 0.17

Incorporating the British Journal of Perioperative Nursing), this journal is the official journal of the Association for Perioperative Practice. It promotes perioperative practice through publishing literature reviews, research based articles, topical discussions, advice on clinical issues, current news items and product information. The journal also encourages a sense of community among perioperative practitioners by providing a forum for debate.

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 25

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Julie Quick

  • Journal of Perianaesthesia Nursing

Impact Factor: 0.05

The journal is designed primarily for nurses engaged in the practice of post-surgical nursing and management of patients in the PeriAnesthesia Care Unit. The journal features a broad range of topics of interest to health care providers in a variety of settings. The name change to perianesthesia reflects the broadened scope of practice environments, including surgery facilities, PACUs, critical care units and ambulatory surgery.

Number of summaries produced for journal to date = 14

Journal Liaison: Daphne Stannard

  • Critical Care Nursing Journal

Impact factor: 0.29

The mission of the journal is to provide critical care and acute care nurses with accurate, relevant, and useful information concerning the bedside care of critically and acutely ill patients and to keep critical and acute care nurses informed on issues that affect their practice. By reading any issue of CRITICAL CARE NURSE, critical care and acute care nurses should benefit through increased knowledge concerning critical and acute care nursing practice be able to use this knowledge to care for patients and their families in a more effective manner.

Number of summaries produced for publication in this journal to date = 13

Journal Liaison: Adam Cooper


 CN 'Cochrane Corner' columns – Historical output

 

2015 – 62 Cochrane Review Summaries developed and published 

2016 – 101 Cochrane Review Summaries developed and published

2017 –  85 Cochrane Review Summaries developed and published

2018 - 75 Cochrane Review Summaries developed and published

2019 - 64 Cochrane Review Summaries developed as at 16 September 2019 

 


 

Cochrane Nursing – Summary Translation 2019

 

Activity Description: CN - Translation Project involves the translation of previously published 'Cochrane Corner' columns into languages other than English and published locally.

Translation of CN columns into Hebrew

CN is currently working with Dr Anat Amit Aharon (Nursing Lecturer from the Tel-Aviv University, Israel) for the translation of CN English language summaries into Hebrew.  An agreement is in place for the translation and publication of CN 'Cochrane Corner' columns in a local periodical know as 'The Israel Nurse' Journal 

The Nurse in Israel Journal:

The Nurse in Israel journal was established in March 1948 by the Israel nursing association (called HISTADRUT). The journal was the first nursing journal in Israel. Since then, the journal has changed his name to "The Nurse in Israel". The journal contains articles that were written by nurses for nurses. The articles engage with a variety of nursing professional issues, ethics issues and actual events regarding nursing. Also, the journal updates the nurses with their salary and employment agreements and improvements.  Since 1948 the journal regularly appears and is distributed free of charge to nurses and members of the HISTADRUT. The last issue was printed in 40,000 copies. Recently, the journal has also become a digital journal.

Every article review by the board committee members. The committee examines the quality of the articles, their innovation and their contribution to the nursing knowledge. The selected articles go through a peer-review process.

The Nurse in Israel Journal is a widely circulated periodical distributed to all nurses that work at the Israel public health services.

Translation of columns into Portuguese

CN is currently working with Paulo Cruchinho (Lecturer, Nursing School of Lisbon, Portugal, Fundamentals of Nursing Department) for the translation and publication of CN ‘Cochrane Corner’ columns into Portuguese.  The translated articles feature in local periodical, Pensar Enfermagem - http://pensarenfermagem.esel.pt/Ficha/ 

  • Paulo Cruchinho - Adjunct Professor, Nursing School of Lisbon, Department of Nursing –

On his reasons for supporting this CN translation initiative, Paulo writes: "I believe that I have a responsibility to support patient care by making best practice evidence available to healthcare workers in Portugal.  I support the translation and publication of CN articles in Portuguese because I think they are reliable evidence summaries we can benefit from having access to.  This project will bring valuable evidence to clinicians in my home country and enable them to better help their patients".

Pensar Enfermagem:

Pensar Enfermagem is a nursing journal founded in 1997, developed and published by the Research Unit and Nursing Development of Nursing School of Lisbon.  The journal is indexed to CINAHL and Latindex.  

The Pensar Enfermagem Journal is a biannual, interdisciplinary scientific publication of the Nursing Research and Development Unit (UI&DE) - an autonomous entity of the Nursing School of Lisbon, Portugal. Established in 1997, the journal aims to contribute to the development of nursing and health in general through the dissemination of scientific knowledge of an empirical or theoretical/conceptual nature, and through the publication of unpublished texts.

Translation of CN columns into Spanish

CN is currently working with Susana Arias-Rivera, Editor of the journal “Enfermería Intensiva” (https://www.elsevier.es/es-revista-enfermeria-intensiva-142) for the translation and publication of CN ‘Cochrane Corner’ columns into Spanish.  The journal is very keen to establish an agreement, with terms currently being considered and settled.  The journal is edited by the National Intensive Nursing Care association (SEEIUC) (http://seeiuc.org/ ) which has 700 members, most healthcare professionals working in Intensive Care.

Susana Arias Rivera, Associate Editor of Enfermería Intensiva Journal

On the establishment of this evidence translation agreement with CN, Susana writes: "we consider the publication of Cochrane review abstracts developed by CN as an opportunity to offer our readers good recommendations for clinical practice based on the best available evidence."

Translation of summaries into Chinese

CN has a current agreement in place for the translation of CN English summaries into traditional Chinese and published in the ‘Journal of Health Science’ and the ‘Veterans General Hospital Nursing Journal’.  The local liaison for this work is Pei-Fan Mu RN.,PhD. Professor, and Director of Institute of Clinical Nursing - Director of Taiwan Joanna Brigg Institute Collaborating Center 


 

Cochrane Nursing – Wikipedia Project 2019

 

Activity Description: The ‘Wikipedia Cochrane Nursing Project’ aims to identify Wikipedia pages where Cochrane reviews of relevance to nursing can be added as references and paraphrased in pages to increase awareness of and access to Cochrane evidence on related topics.  This activity has the potential to significantly expand the reach of its evidence on nursing and frontline care related topics to the vast online healthcare community.

CN has established a team of four members who have all registered with Cochrane as Wikipedia Editors:  

  • Lisa Beccaria, Senior Lecturer (School of Nursing and Midwifery), University of Southern Queensland Australia
  • Dr. Naglaa Youssef, Assistant Professor of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing-Cairo University
  • Dr Elizabeth Crook, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the Rural Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne Australia
  • Sue Fowler, Nurse Scientist, Centre for Nursing Research, Orlando Health Florida USA - Chief Editor of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Journal 

 

Testimonial - 

Alison Bowers, Centre for Children's Health Research, Queensland, Australia

On her reasons for joining the CN Wikipedia Project, Alison writes: "The importance of nurses accessing the best available evidence is a critical element to healthcare workers providing the best care possible to patients.  I was made aware of the mission of CN by a colleague (Natalie Bradford) and was intrigued by the work they perform in disseminating Cochrane evidence.  I was told about the Wikipedia project and immediately recognised the potential benefit in linking Cochrane reviews to this widely utilised resource."

 


 

Cochrane Nursing – Podcast Project 2019

 

Project Description: CN has established a team of members who are currently developing podcast recordings based on previously published 'Cochrane Corner' columns.  This team comprises the following members - 

  • Natalie Govind - Director, Health Simulation, Faculty of Health, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Melinda Gray - Clinical Nurse Consultant - Asthma Respiratory Medicine, Sydney Children's Hospital - Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Jacqui Pich - Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Qualifications - Science Nursing - Sydney, Australia
  • Kate Rowan-Robinson, Nurse Manager, Sonic Health Plus, Western Australia

CN is currently working with Cochrane to ensure CN podcast recordings are developed according to approved Cochrane podcast standards.  It is anticipated CN podcasts will be made available in the second half of 2019.

Cochrane Nursing – Review Tagging Project 2019

 

Project Description: The CN Review Tagging Project has established a team of members to identify and tag reviews with relevance to nursing practice so they can be more readily identified and accessed by nurses.  This work will have a significant impact on the ability of nurses internationally to identify and access evidence outcomes that are directly relevant to the conduct of frontline care. 

Commencement of this activity remains pending


 

Testimonial received from Cochrane Review Groups on their collaboration with Cochrane Nursing

  • Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group

Managing Editor Anna Erskine writes: "We regularly work with CN which creates 'Cochrane Corner' summaries of our reviews that are relevant to nursing care. We support CN’s valuable work in disseminating these summaries to diverse audiences which can help to ensure nursing practitioners and other stakeholders have direct access to our latest evidence."

  • Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Managing Editor of the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group, Liz Dooley, "The ARI Group produce and regularly update reviews of interventions and diagnostic test accuracy for the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of acute respiratory infections.  We have developed a longstanding role providing support to CN in the development of 'Cochrane Corner' columns, helping to meet the needs of international nursing care professionals, students and academics, by assisting with dissemination of Cochrane review findings that are relevant to the discipline.  Cochrane reviews are aimed to be accessible by a wide readership.  CN columns are written in easy-to-read style for all readers and are aimed to be easily accessed and understood by healthcare professionals globally.

  • Cochrane Neonatal Group

Managing Editor of the Cochrane Neonatal Group, Colleen Ovelman: "I’m excited to work with CN to identify and promote Cochrane Neonatal reviews applicable to nursing care and to find appropriate avenues for dissemination.  I believe this work is vital in enabling access to valuable evidence to busy clinicians who don't have the time to read lengthy reviews"

Testimonial from CN members on why they view the knowledge dissemination/translation work of this Group as important

  • Melanie Tanner, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth BSC (Hons), BSC (Hons), PG Cert, RN 

On the importance of knowledge sharing and why she became a regular contributor to CN, Melanie writes: "The complex and dynamic nature of clinical practice can sometimes mean that it can be challenging to keep in touch with the latest research underpinning quality nursing practice. I am therefore committed to being a CN Cochrane summary writer in order to ensure that nurses can access succinct information about research findings that are related to their practice environments. My development of a summary based on a Cochrane review entitled: Antibiotics for acute bronchitis (co-written with Dr Jenny Roddis) and published in The Nursing Standard (2018) has not only informed and consolidated my own prescribing practice, but has also enabled me to highlight the importance of open and transparent discussions with patients regarding self-care strategies with the appropriate ‘safety netting’ advice.  Further summaries undertaken have also given me the opportunity to explore contemporaneous research related to topics of personal interest to me e.g. Yoga for epilepsy written for the International Journal of Nursing Studies enabled me to gain an insight into this alternative therapy as a treatment option for individuals.  By joining and contributing to CN's summary writers group I am delighted to be able to share and disseminate the latest evidence in an accessible format to inform quality practice at the nurse/ patient interface."

  • Denise Blanchard RN PhD, Associate Professor | Associate Head of School, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Charles Sturt University, BATHURST NSW

As writers for CN, we aim to push beyond these biases and offer information that is clinically relevant and applicable. To achieve this, as writers, we strive to avoid perpetuating these biases by confirming the systematic review meta-analysis. We work hard to ensure that readers of summaries realise that the systematic reviews are often working with low-quality research (as assessed by the reviewers), and therefore draw attention to the imperfections of research and the claims it makes.  To this end, most research does have value and separating the wheat from the chaff is part of the systematic review process that contributes to evidence-based practice.  Clinical reasoning, informed by critical thinking, should have clinicians apply the findings of systematic reviews with some caution.  We encourage nurses to make timely and measured decisions, working with the research, all the time aware there be tailoring of healthcare according to the preference of the patient.

  • Dr Adrienne Murray, Director of Nursing Quality, Development & Professional Practice, University of Mississippi Medical Centre

"It has been such an honour to have the opportunity to participate in the work of the CNCF, their articles are making a significant contribution to getting evidence to the patient's bedside."  Adrienne urges other nurses and healthcare professionals to get behind the Field's summary development work and support the CNCF's new evidence dissemination projects.  Adrienne writes: "The benefits of the Field’s work are enormous and can significantly impact the way clinicians administer patient care.

  • Jacqui Pich, Lecturer in Nursing, University of Technology, Sydney Australia

In my teaching I stress to students the need to always ask the “why” questions – that is understanding why they are doing a particular nursing skill or task and to be able to provide a rationale for their actions that is based on the best available evidence.  We all know that nurses are busy, so whatever we can do to make this process easier should be encouraged. Producing concise and easy to read summaries of highly regarded Cochrane reviews, is to me is both a practical and relevant way that I can give back to the profession. I really enjoy the challenge of tackling a large Cochrane Review and producing a readable and interesting summary and in the process I have increased my knowledge on a diverse range of topics. I really value my relationship with Cochrane Nursing and hope to writing reviews for a long time to come.  It is important to translate the evidence from Cochrane reviews into clinical practice. Cochrane Nursing puts the Cochrane evidence in context for nursing and can increase the translation of evidence into clinical practice.

  •  David Barrett, Academic Manager for the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull, Yorkshire, England – also Associate Editor for the Evidence Based Nursing Journal

One of the fundamental elements of student nurse education is to instil an ethos of evidence-based practice from day one. The work of Cochrane Nursing helps embed research at the centre of practice by providing nurses – student and registered - with accessible and practice-focused insights into the latest high-grade evidence.

  • Dr Jill Campbell, Wound Care Specialist Nurse, and is also a visiting Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology Australia

The summaries produced by Cochrane Nursing are an integral part of bringing evidence to the bedside.  Quality summaries can make the evidence less daunting and more accessible for clinicians.  I believe preparing summaries for this Group keeps me in touch with research outside of my own specialty.  I urge anyone who is considering writing a summary to get in touch with Cochrane Nursing and become involved.  The benefits of the Field’s dissemination work are enormous and can significantly impact the way nurses administer healthcare at the patient’s bedside.”

  • Natalie Bradford PhD, MPH, BNurs, RN, Queensland Youth Cancer Service, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital - Brisbane, Australia

Research has become a really important part of my practice and I get excited about the possibilities of making a difference and being able to improve outcomes for patients, or the quality and efficiency of services. I completed a Cochrane review with some colleagues in 2015 and was simultaneously intrigued, inspired and daunted by the level of detail, rigour and depth that was involved to complete the review.  I also knew that many other nurses wouldn’t have the time or opportunity to even read the whole review, let alone partake in undertaking one.  This is why the Cochrane Nursing summaries are so important. They make the evidence generated in a full review accessible and digestible for nurses.

Positive testimonial on CN received from collaborating journals

 

  • Dr Emma Pennery, Clinical Director - Breast Cancer Care and Head of the Nursing Network News

Breast Cancer Care has collaborated with Cochrane Nursing for a number of years and we value their regular contribution to Nursing Network News, our members’ magazine. Breast care nurse specialists recognise the importance of Cochrane reviews, but struggle to find time to search for and read the ones relevant to their field.  Being able to shortlist these titles and provide clear and concise ‘Cochrane Corner’ summaries for our readers has been so productive.  Our members tell us they really help to inform them about current evidence in areas directly relevant to their nursing practice.

  • Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN Editor in Chief, American Journal of Nursing

It’s vital that nurses have access to accurate information and at the AJN, where accuracy is paramount, we have come to rely on Cochrane Nursing ‘Cochrane Corner’ columns to help us provide that information.  We’ve increased the Cochrane Nursing column from quarterly, to now offering the articles to our readers six times or more a year.  It’s been increasingly popular and we’re delighted that more of our readers are discovering it.” 

  • Professor Ian Norman, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nursing Studies

Our collaboration with Cochrane Nursing has enabled the IJNS to fulfil its remit by delivering summaries of current best evidence to inform professional nursing and midwifery across the globe.” 

  • Professor Margaret Kearney, Editor-in-Chief for the Research in Nursing and Health Journal

Research in Nursing and Health reports research that adds significantly to the global literature on health, illness, and health care delivery. Cochrane Reviews are the premier source of rigorous and timely reviews of that literature. The CNCF’s concise summaries of Cochrane reviews on topics important to our readers will illuminate current evidence and reveal important next steps for research in nursing and health science.

 

Testimonial  

  • Alison Bowers, Centre for Children's Health Research, Queensland, Australia

On her reasons for joining the CN Wikipedia Project, Alison writes: "The importance of nurses accessing the best available evidence is a critical element to healthcare workers providing the best care possible to patients.  I was made aware of the mission of CN by a colleague (Natalie Bradford) and was intrigued by the work they perform in disseminating Cochrane evidence.  I was told about the Wikipedia project and immediately recognised the potential benefit in linking Cochrane reviews to this widely utilised resource."

  •  Susana Arias Rivera, Associate Editor of Enfermería Intensiva Journal

On the establishment of this evidence translation agreement with CN, Susana writes: "we consider the publication of Cochrane review abstracts developed by CN as an opportunity to offer our readers good recommendations for clinical practice based on the best available evidence."

  • Alison Bowers, Centre for Children's Health Research, Queensland, Australia

On her reasons for joining the CN Wikipedia Project, Alison writes: "The importance of nurses accessing the best available evidence is a critical element to healthcare workers providing the best care possible to patients.  I was made aware of the mission of CN by a colleague (Natalie Bradford) and was intrigued by the work they perform in disseminating Cochrane evidence.  I was told about the Wikipedia project and immediately recognised the potential benefit in linking Cochrane reviews to this widely utilised resource."