THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 18 NUMBER 3

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Editorial
Moving on: new directions for the Journal

Heather Dawson-Bryne

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Guest Editorial
Leadership for change

Anne McMurray

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ENACTMENT OF VIRTUE ETHICS: COLLABORATION BETWEEN NURSE ACADEMICS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN
This study explored issues impacting upon international nursing students' ability to achieve their study goals at an Australian university (n=29).

Key Words: International nurse education, second language, questionnaire design, virtue ethics, collaboration

Anne Hofmeyer, RN, MPHC, MRCNA, is a Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. Maggie Cecchin, RN, DipAppSci, BN(Mgt), MEd(HRS), is a Senior Lecturer and Director International Programs (Nursing), School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

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A CASE FOR CHAOS THEORY IN NURSING
This paper addresses the question of why nurses should understand chaos theory.

Key Words: chaos theory, nursing, knowledge development, nonlinear systems

Margaret Lett, RN, BAppSc (Adv Nur), MNSt, MRCNA, Lecturer in Nursing, Australian Catholic University, St Patrick's Campus, 115 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

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NURSE PRACTITIONERS: AN EVALUATION OF THE EXTENDED ROLE OF NURSES AT THE KIRKETON ROAD CENTRE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
The aim of the present study was to formally evaluate the effectiveness, professional appropriateness and acceptability of the extended role of the Nurse Practitioner at the Kirketon Road Centre (KRC) in Sydney, Australia.

Key Words: Nurse Practitioners, sexual health, primary health, nursing competency

Eleanor Hooke, RN, is at the Clinical Academic Nursing Unit, Faculty of Nursing, The University of Sydney and Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. Lydia Bennett, is at the Clinical Academic Nursing Unit, Faculty of Nursing, The University of Sydney and Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. Robyn Dwyer, is at the Clinical Academic Nursing Unit, Faculty of Nursing, The University of Sydney and Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. Ingrid van Beek, is at the Clinical Academic Nursing Unit, Faculty of Nursing, The University of Sydney and Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. Carol Martin, is at the Clinical Academic Nursing Unit, Faculty of Nursing, The University of Sydney and Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital

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FORENSIC NURSING: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
A review of the nursing literature reveals that forensic nursing is an emergent specialty area of practice that has undergone substantive role development in recent years.

Key Words: literature review, forensic nursing, prison nursing

John Doyle, RN, BA(DipEd), is a lecturer in nursing at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur, Sydney, Australia

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LATEX-SENSITIVITY AND ALLERGY: RAISING AWARENESS IN AUSTRALIA
An overview of the problem of natural rubber Latex-allergy is presented, and strategies for addressing it suggested. The need for further research into the scope of the problem in the Australian context is emphasised.

Heidi Silverston, RN, BN, MHA, MRCNA, AFCHSE, is the Nursing Director, Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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