Australian Nursing Practices Annotated Bibliography

Chan, R. J., Webster, J., & Bowers, A. (2016). End‐of‐life care pathways for improving outcomes in caring for the dying. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (2).

In this article, the authors propose ways for patients who are on the verge of dying. Besides, it is portrayed that this type of caring is different from the usual caring. The reason behind this is because it involves highly delicate care. The primary objective is to improve their conditions and get their life back by being healed. The steps lie in the nurses and doctor's hands, and they have to save the lives of such patients but not leaving them on their death beds. The ways proposed are also aimed at helping the nurses acquire enough experience leading to better skills and knowledge on the same. Some of the ideas are carrying out sensitive analysis of one's life. By carrying out this, the patient's problems are realized thus possible procedure of saving his or her life is known.  The article also allows the use of RCTs in evaluating patient's conditions.

Its use gives nurses aid in knowing what to do as it assists in assessing the problems the patient is suffering.  Through this, nurses are in a position of knowing what the best steps they can take to prevent the patient from losing his or her life. It will be massive care if every health officer employs this. Therefore, this article is useful for an analysis of nursing care as it improves nurses on their ability to handle convincing situations. The three authors through their material have made the patients end life care to be developed and at the same time improving the quality of the services administered to them. Furthermore, nurses' capabilities and professionalism are value-added. Although it involves complexities and heartfelt experiences, nurses must not be soft when dealing with such a situation. These provided pathways are mostly used in city hospitals because of financial issues as the instruments for carrying out analysis are expensive thereby not easily accessible.


Jackson, D., Hutchinson, M., Barnason, S., Li, W., Mannix, J., Neville, S., & Usher, K. (2016). Towards an international consensus on patient harm: perspectives on pressure injury policy. Journal of nursing management24(7), 902-914.

Under this article, the authors are on the policies that can be used in synthesizing the progress towards eliminating patients from pressure injuries commonly referred to as PI. They are also concerned with the policies majorly for international level co

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