Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Creating evidence for naturopathic nursing interventions in oncology : a systematic approach
Authors: Stolz, Regina
Klafke, Nadja
Kröger, Birgit
Boltenhagen, Ursula
Kaltenbach, Anna
Heine, Rolf
Idler, Christel
Layer, Monika
Kohler, Sara Kerstin
Winkler, Marcela
Voiss, Petra
Joos, Stefanie
Mahler, Cornelia
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1016/j.zefq.2021.08.005
Published in: Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen
Volume(Issue): 166
Page(s): 1
Pages to: 7
Issue Date: Nov-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 1865-9217
Language: German
Subjects: Clinical guideline; Evidence-basedness; Evidenzbasierung; Handlungsempfehlung; Integrative Onkologie; Integrative oncology; Naturheilkundliche Pflegeintervention; Naturopathic nursing intervention; Recommendation; Scoping review; Consensus; Germany; Human; Medical oncology; Naturopathy; Quality of life
Subject (DDC): 610.73: Nursing
616: Internal medicine and diseases
Abstract: Background: Nurses working in oncology use a wide range of naturopathic interventions in their daily practice to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life of oncological patients. However, there is no external evidence for many of these interventions. Due to a lack of scientific studies in the field, the aim of the project described here is to develop a standardized procedure to generate evidence on naturopathic interventions, on the basis of which recommendations may be derived for nursing practice. Method: The systematic procedure presented here was developed by the working group (WG) Integrative Nursing in Oncology over a period of four years in an iterative process. This process is based on the expert panel members’ experience with the development of guidelines and/or quality instruments such as practice standards. Result: The systematic methodological approach presented here consists of three successive steps where internal and external evidence have been combined: a scoping review, a structured consensus process with oncology nurses to collect and evaluate naturopathic interventions, and finally a further supplementary literature review based on additional findings of the consensus conference. The procedure was successfully carried out for mucositis, insomnia, fatigue, hand-foot syndrome and chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy. Conclusion: Through the step-by-step synthesis of internal evidence and the best available external evidence, the evidence base for naturopathic nursing interventions in oncology can be generated and practice recommendations derived. The procedure represents a successful theory-practice transfer through structured cooperation between (nursing) scientists and nursing practitioners. In terms of the AWMF classification, the practice recommendations developed in the process described fall somewhere in between an S1 guideline (informal consensus of an expert group) and an S2e guideline (evidence-based).
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Nursing (IPF)
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