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, BAManaging Editor