Nursing Voice to Promote United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

A special issue of Nursing Reports (ISSN 2039-4403).

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1. Porto Nursing School (ESEP), 4200-072 Porto, Portugal
2. Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
Interests: community health nursing; public health nursing; community empowerment; family health nursing; nursing diagnosis; epidemiology; health planning
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1. Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), Porto, Portugal
2. Porto Nursing School (ESEP), Porto, Portugal
3. Portugal Centre for Evidence Based Practice: A JBI Centre of Excellence, Nursing School of Coimbra, 3004-011 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: older adults; cognitive impairment; nursing; psychotherapeutic interventions; mental health; citizen science; public and patient involvement
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Institute of Nursing Science and Gerontology, UMIT—Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, 6060 Hall in Tyrol, Austria
Interests: nursing science

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1. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB), Green Bay, WI 54311, USA
2. NANDA International (NANDA-I), Oconto Falls, WI 54154, USA
Interests: clinical reasoning; nursing diagnosis clinical validation; human responses in premature neonates; spirituality; integrative health care

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Dear Colleagues,

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed at the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. 

These objectives make it possible to organize a global response to challenges such as hunger, poverty, social inequalities, access to education, climate change and even community development. Nurses, in their technical and scientific individuality, have a set of sensitive responses regarding diagnoses and interventions that allow them to respond to all 17 goals. 

This Special Issue intends to present evidence of the contribution of nursing, as a science and as a profession, to the SDGs.

Dr. Pedro Melo
Dr. Rosa Silva
Dr. Claudia Leoni-Scheiber
Dr. T. Heather Herdman
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Community-Based Action Research Intervention to Promote Occupational Health Nursing of Portuguese Quarry Workers
by Catarina Magalhães Alves, Carminda Morais, Filipe Alves, Diogo Magalhães, Guilherme Gonçalves and Irma Brito
Nurs. Rep. 2024, 14(1), 390-399; https://doi.org/10.3390/nursrep14010030 - 6 Feb 2024
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The northern region of Portugal has the largest number of companies manufacturing granite and stone products, which has become the region’s trademark. In the municipalities of Marco de Canaveses and Penafiel, the economic activity of this area is important. However, the lack of [...] Read more.
The northern region of Portugal has the largest number of companies manufacturing granite and stone products, which has become the region’s trademark. In the municipalities of Marco de Canaveses and Penafiel, the economic activity of this area is important. However, the lack of attractiveness of this activity, combined with the high prevalence of silicosis and tuberculosis in this population, has led to a growing shortage of labor. In order for this project to be the result of collaborative, integral work centered on the people who are the target of health promotion, we used the Participatory Health Research (PHR) approach, based on the PRECEDE-PROCEED model, to implement a mixed-methods study, including participant observation, interviews and document analysis. These data were used to co-create a study design. In 2021, a total of 102 interviews were carried out and self-completion surveys were distributed: the Fantastic Lifestyle Questionnaire (FLQ) and the EQ-5D-3L. Within the scope of occupational health nursing and in the field of action of public health nurses, with the interviews and self-completed surveys carried out, we identified potential focuses for occupational health nursing intervention to promote the health of stone industry workers: adherence to protective measures, energy balance deficit, tobacco and alcohol consumption and access to health services. Data analysis made it possible to assess the prevalence of risk behaviors by order and to involve managers and workers in the co-creation of a health promotion program. The accurate identification of the focuses for nursing intervention not only improves the effectiveness of occupational health services, allowing for targeted interventions adapted to workers’ needs, but also contributes considerably to health promotion in the workplace, resulting in safer working environments, a reduction in occupational diseases and, consequently, a healthier and more productive workforce. This protocol of this study was not registered. Full article
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Community Empowerment Assessment and Community Nursing Diagnosis for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Northern Region of the Portuguese Atlantic Coast: A Mixed-Methods Study Using MAIEC Framework
by Maria João Salvador Costa and Pedro Melo
Nurs. Rep. 2023, 13(3), 969-981; https://doi.org/10.3390/nursrep13030085 - 12 Jul 2023
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The Community Intervention and Empowerment Assessment Model (MAIEC) offers a framework for community empowerment in several fields such as Climate Change (CC), the largest health emergency crisis globally, through diagnosis and interventions in Community Health Nursing. This study aims to assess the level [...] Read more.
The Community Intervention and Empowerment Assessment Model (MAIEC) offers a framework for community empowerment in several fields such as Climate Change (CC), the largest health emergency crisis globally, through diagnosis and interventions in Community Health Nursing. This study aims to assess the level of community empowerment in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to identify nursing diagnosis through the MAIEC clinical decision matrix, within a local intermunicipal association in the northern region of the Portuguese Atlantic Coast. A convergent mixed-methods design was used, applying a focus group technique to a purposive sampling of ten key stakeholders of this community. A Portuguese version of the Empowerment Assessment Rating Scale and a questionnaire were both applied to the same participants, and qualitative and quantitative data generated were analysed using a content analysis technique and an Excel database sheet created using Microsoft Office 365. The analysis of the Portuguese northern community exposed: a low level of community empowerment for mitigation and adaptation to climate change; a nursing diagnosis of community management impairments in several dimensions, such as community process, community participation and community leadership. However, the study confirmed that MAIEC contributed to future community-based solutions, responding to the challenges of climate change, and enabling the planning of interventions to address MAIEC diagnoses in the form of CC-specific training and recommendations for new cooperation approaches from all stakeholders. This study was not registered. Full article
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