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November 2022 - Volume 20 - Issue 11

  • Edoardo Aromataris, PhD
  • 2689-8381
  • Monthly


As 2022 winds down, it has been another tumultuous year globally. Health care personnel continue to work at capacity to help patients affected by the pandemic, war and conflict, and other environmental disasters. Throughout these events, nurses remain “critical contributors among interdisciplinary and community-based health teams," as noted by authors in this issue. 

To lead off issue 11, a qualitative systematic review presents the experiences of nurses who care for involuntary migrant maternal women. The findings showed that nurses must integrate cultural and linguistic diversity in their practice, and also assess for inequities resulting from forced migration. In an accompanying editorial, the authors stress the importance of improving access to health care services among this vulnerable population, along with the need for structurally supporting nurses to provide this essential care.

Also in this issue, the authors of a scoping review identified existing anaphylaxis registries and mapped their scope and operational features, including where the registries exist, what data they collect, and their research output. With an increasing number of people living with allergies worldwide, the authors share in their editorial why establishing and maintaining standardized registries are needed to improve care and prevent severe events.

Finally, a second scoping review identified the nonpharmacological interventions that are used for acute pain management in patients with opioid abuse or tolerance. A variety of physical, psychological, and multimodal approaches are currently used to provide pain relief for these patients, with most interventions offered in the perioperative setting.

Please see the full list of evidence syntheses and protocols for upcoming projects in our table of contents​.

Mara Lambert, BA

Managing Editor

BPIS 11.PNGWe are pleased to offer a JBI Best Practice Information Sheet for “Experiences of nurses caring for involuntary migrant maternal women: a qualitative systematic review​." This brief four-page summary outlines the important details of the review, including the findings and conclusions, as well as the recommendations for practice. JBI Best Practice Information Sheets are available in the JBI Evidence-based Practice Database​ and are prepared for a selection of systematic reviews published in JBI Evidence Synthesis. ​

Effectiveness of telehealth versus standard care on health care utilization, health-related quality of life, and well-being in homebound populations: a systematic review protocol

Pinero de Plaza, Maria Alejandra; Beleigoli, Alline; Brown, Shannon; More

JBI Evidence Synthesis. 20(11):2734-2742, November 2022.

Effectiveness of activity-monitoring devices in patients with cardiovascular disease participating in cardiac rehabilitation programs: an umbrella review protocol

Dafny, Hila Ariela; Champion, Stephanie; Gebremichael, Lemlem G.; More

JBI Evidence Synthesis. 20(11):2806-2814, November 2022.