THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 18 NUMBER 2

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Editorial
Focus on workplace violence

Heather Dawson-Bryne

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Guest Editorial
Danger! Nurses at work

Gerry Farrell

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VIOLENCE IN NEW SOUTH WALES EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS
This study examined the nature and extent of violence in NSW hospital emergency departments.

Key Words: violence, emergency nurses, workplace violence

Joy Lyneham, RN, BAppSci, GradCertEN, GradDipCP, MHSc, FRCNA, is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NURSES' PERSONALITY AND STRESS LEVELS REPORTED WHEN CARING FOR INTERPERSONALLY DIFFICULT PATIENTS
The aim of this study was to investigate the self-reported stress in a group of nurses caring for patients with interpersonally difficult behaviours at four Melbourne hospitals.

Nick Santamaria, RN, RPN, BAppSc(AdvNsg), MEdSt, GradDipHealthEd, PhD, MRCNA, is Principal Research Scientist at Ambulatory and Community Services, The Alfred Hospital, and Senior Fellow in the School of Postgraduate Nursing, University of Melbourne, Australia

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VIOLENCE: PART OF THE JOB FOR AUSTRALIAN NURSES?
In this paper the authors aim to highlight violence as an important professional issue for Australian nurses that is currently concealed as 'part of the job'.

Key Words: violence, workplace, emergency nursing, nursing practice, research

Jacqueline Jones, RN, PhD, BN, GradDipNsg(Acute Care), EmergNursCert, MRCNA is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Research into Nursing and Health Care, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. Joy Lyneham, RN, BAppSci, GradCertEN, GradDipCP, MHSc, FRCNA is a Lecturer, in the School of Nursing, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia

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LITERATURE REVIEWS: EVOLUTION OF A RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
This paper summarises the development of the literature review methodology and discusses some of the implications for nursing.

Key Words: literature review, systematic review, meta-analysis

David Evans, RN, DipN, BN, MNS, is Coordinator of Reviews at The Joanna Briggs Institute For Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery, Adelaide, South Australia. Inge Kowanko, BSc(Hons), PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

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THE USE OF SINGLE-CASE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS TO EVALUATE NURSING INTERVENTIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS
Nurses are increasingly called upon to devise interventions for individual clients. This paper describes the basic principles underlying the use of these designs and illustrates their application in assessing the efficacy of interventions with individual clients.

Key Words: evaluation, assessment, individualisation, experimental design, applied behaviour analysis

Steven La Grow, BSc, MA, EdD, is Professor and Program Coordinator - Rehabilitation, in the School of Health Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Charmaine Hamilton, RGON, DHA, DipN, MA, is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator- Health, in the School of Health Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

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