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Special Issue – Healthcare Quality

Managing Editors

António Ramos Pires, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal

Margarida Saraiva, Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Álvaro Rosa, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Invited Editor

Aelita Skarbalienė, Klaipeda University, Lithuania

Índice

Women‘s awareness about epidural anesthesia during childbirthS

Evelina Liubertaitė || Lina Gedrimė

Blood donors’ opinion on nurse communication

Deimantė Labanauskaitė || Aelita Skarbalienė || Saulius Raugelė || Egidijus Skarbalius

Nurses role in educating self-care after hysteroscopy

Aistė Košubaitė || Lina Gedrimė || Dainius Šimčikas

This special issue of TMQ Magazine is dedicated to Healthcare Quality. Healthcare quality is the promotion and provision of effective and safe care, reflected in a culture of excellence, resulting in the attainment of optimal or desired health. The aim of fostering the quality of healthcare is improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care. Whereas worsening quality indicators of healthcare might shake public trust in the overall healthcare system, the quality of healthcare is receiving increasing attention from researchers. However, where exactly does healthcare quality begins and where does it ends? The routine of healthcare quality involves with professionals (their medical and soft competencies and education of those), patients (their needs, expectancies, and education), institutions (and their development), and regulatory agencies among the many parties regularly referring to it. Regarding to that the original articles in this issue deal with the following topics: Assessment of the quality of studies by the students of health sciences; Factors of psychosocial work environment and their impact on stress experienced by nurses; Blood donors’ opinion on nurse communication; Perception of causes of disease in patients with acute coronary syndrome on risk factors of cardiovascular disease; Women‘s Awareness about Epidural Anesthesia during Childbirth; and Nurses Role in Educating Self-Care After Hysteroscopy. Evidence suggests that the safety and quality of care in healthcare institutions can be recognizably improved by educating healthcare professionals and patients. Therefore, health research becomes essential, and the scientific evidence it generates can be put into use in everyday practice in order to improve healthcare quality. Thus, we thank all our Authors and Reviewers for their tremendous efforts and all the time they have spent in recent months to produce this issue. Their efforts highlight the importance of interdisciplinarity in researches of healthcare quality and confirm that quality should become an academic and scientific issue with its own educational content and research.

António Ramos Pires (Coordinator)

Margarida Saraiva

Álvaro Rosa

Aelita Skarbaliené (Invited Editor)

FICHA TÉCNICA:
Título: Número Especial – Qualidade dos Cuidados de Saúde | 2019
ISSN: 2183-0940
Editora: RIQUAL – Rede de Investigadores da Qualidade
Paginação e produção gráfica: RIQUAL
e-mail: info@riqual.org

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET:
Title: Special Issue – Healthcare Quality | 2019
ISSN: 2183-0940
Publisher: RIQUAL – Network of Quality Researchers
Pagination and graphic production: RIQUAL
e-mail: info@riqual.org

MANAGING EDITORS:
António Ramos Pires, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Margarida Saraiva, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Álvaro Rosa, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Aelita Skarbalienė, Klaipeda University, Lithuania

REVIEWERS:
Álvaro Rosa, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
António Ramos Pires, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Margarida Saraiva, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Luís Lourenço, Universidade da Beira Interior
Patrícia Moura e Sá, Universidade de Coimbra
Aelita Skarbalienė, Klaipeda University, Lithuania

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Albano Ferreira, Universidade Katyavala Bwila, Angola
Álvaro Rosa, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
António Andrade, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
António Ramos Pires, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Artur Santana, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Dênis Cunha, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brasil
Elsa Simões, Universidade de Cabo Verde, Cabo Verde
Gerson Tontini, Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina, Brasil
José Álvarez-Garcia, Universidad da Extremadura, Espanha
José Sarsfield Cabral, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Julio Macedo, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Keylor Villalobos, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Luís Lourenço, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Manuel Suarez-Barraza, Instituto Tecnológico e de Estudos Superiores de Monterrey, México
Margarida Saraiva, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Maria da Conceição Barbosa Mendes, Universidade Katyavala Bwila, Angola
Maria de la Cruz del Rio-Rama, Universidad de Vigo, Espanha
Martí Casadesús, Universitat de Girona, Espanha
Nelson António, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Patrícia Moura e Sá, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Pedro Saraiva, NOVA IMS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Virgílio Cruz Machado, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

AUTHORS:
Aelita Skarbalienė – Klaipeda University, Lithuania
Aistė Košubaitė – Faculty of Health Sciences, Klaipeda University, Republic Klaipeda Hospital, Lithuania
Alona Rauckiene-Michaelsson – Klaipeda University, Lithuania
Dainius Šimčikas – Faculty of Health Sciences, Klaipeda University, Republic Klaipeda Hospital, Lithuania
Deimantė Labanauskaitė – Klaipeda University, Lithuania
Egidijus Skarbalius – Klaipeda University, Lithuania
Evelina Liubertaitė – Faculty of Health Sciences, Klaipeda University, Republic Klaipeda Hospital, Lithuania
Indrė Brasaitė – Klaipeda University, Lithuania
Julijana Zobernienė – Klaipeda University, Klaipeda Seamen’s Hospital, Lithuania
Jurgita Jurgaitienė – Klaipeda University, Lithuania
Lina Gedrimė – Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland
Saulius Raugelė – Klaipeda University, Lithuania