Nursing Reports 2019-01-07T09:57:54+01:00 Francesca Baccino Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Nursing Reports</strong> is an open access, peer-reviewed, online-only journal that aims to influence the art and science of nursing by making rigorously conducted research accessible and understood to the full spectrum of practicing nurses, academics, educators and interested members of the public. The journal represents an exhilarating opportunity to make a unique and significant contribution to nursing and the wider community by addressing topics, theories and issues that concern the whole field of Nursing Science, including research, practice, policy and education. The primary intent of the journal is to present scientifically sound and influential empirical and theoretical studies, critical reviews and open debates to the global community of nurses. Short reports, opinions and insight into the plight of nurses the world-over will provide a voice for those of all cultures, governments and perspectives. The emphasis of <strong>Nursing Reports</strong> will be on ensuring that the highest quality of evidence and contribution is made available to the greatest number of nurses. <strong>Nursing Reports</strong> aims to make original, evidence-based, peer-reviewed research available to the global community of nurses and to interested members of the public. In addition, reviews of the literature, open debates on professional issues and short reports from around the world are invited to contribute to our vibrant and dynamic journal. All published work will adhere to the most stringent ethical standards and journalistic principles of fairness, worth and credibility. Our journal publishes Editorials, Original Articles, Review articles, Critical Debates, Short Reports from Around the Globe and Letters to the Editor.</p> The use of videoconferencing in nursing for people in their homes 2019-01-07T09:57:54+01:00 Bente Nordtug Hildfrid V. Brataas Lisbeth Ø. Rygg The aim of this literature review is to bring to the forefront knowledge about the suitability of videoconferencing in nursing for patients and their families living at home. A systematic literature review that included studies of videoconferencing in nursing care. Inclusion criteria were original studies relevant to concept of study. Computerized bibliographic databases (PubMed, CINAHL and PsycINFO) were searched from January 2008 to October 2016. In total, 325 articles were identified. Eight articles (1539 participants) met the inclusion criteria, and were finally included. The eight articles covered videoconferencing used in follow-up care for patients living in their homes after surgery, postpartum, chronic illnesses, families with premature infants, and children with cancer. A conventional content analysis was conducted. The results show that the success of videoconferencing depends on satisfying network access. Nurses as well as patients thought videoconferencing was similar to meeting in person. Videoconferencing seems to support person-centred nursing, promote selfmanagement and motivate patients and families to engage in their health. The use of videoconferencing requires further organization of the nursing practice. The study indicates that videoconferencing can be a suitable alternative to traditional nursing follow-up when network access and technology function properly and the nursing service is well organized. Videoconferencing seems to underpin person-centred nursing. Knowledge gaps identified, more research needed as bases for assessment of videoconferencing suitability in nursing for individual persons in different treatment situations. 2018-08-31T15:57:09+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##