THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 18 NUMBER 4

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Guest Editorial
Disease management: coming to a hospital near you

Kaylene Fiddes

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THE DEVELOPMENT, VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE HOSPITAL IN THE HOME DEPENDENCY SCALE (HDS)
The aim of this study was to develop and investigate the validity and reliability of the Hospital In The Home (HITH) Dependency Scale (HDS).

Key Words: Hospital in the home, patient dependency

Nick Santamaria, RN, RPN, BAppSc(Adv Nsg), GradDipHealthEd, MEdSt, PhD, MRCNA, is Principal Research Scientist - The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne; and a Senior Fellow, School of Postgraduate Nursing, University of Melbourne. Sue Daly, RN, DipAppSc(Nursing), BN, MN, FRCNA, is Business Manager - Victorian Centre for Ambulatory Care Innovation, Melbourne, Australia. Rachael Addicott, BA(Hons), is Research Assistant - Victorian Centre for Ambulatory Care Innovation, Melbourne, Australia. Lexie Clayton, RN, RM, BN, MHA, FRCNA, AFACHSA, is Director of Ambulatory and Community Services, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne; and Associate Professor, School of Postgraduate Nursing, University of Melbourne

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USING ACTION RESEARCH WITHIN A SCHOOL OF NURSING: EXPOSING TENSIONS IN IDEOLOGIES
This paper examines and critically reflects on a recent curriculum evaluation that took place in 1999 within a suitable School of Nursing.

Key Words: action research, critical theory, curriculum evaluation, nursing education

Margaret McAllister, RN, RPN, BA, MEd, EdD, is a Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Australia. Lynette Stockhausen, RN, BEd, MEdSt, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School, School of Nursing, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Australia

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NEW MOTHER GROUPS AS A SOCIAL NETWORK INTERVENTION: CONSUMER AND MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSE PERSPECTIVES
The study found a very high level of continuation, suggesting that providing such programs may be an important vehicle for enhancing social support during the transition to parenthood and thus a useful primary prevention strategy.

Key Words: social support groups, motherhood, parenthood, adjustment, child health nurse, early intervention

Dorothy Scott, BA (Hons), PGradDipSoc Stud, MSW, PhD is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia. Sue Brady, BSW, GradDipComDevt. Patricia Glynn, RN, RM, MCHN, BappSci(AdvNsg), MHlthSc

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ENGENDERING CHANGE: EMPOWERING NURSE ACADEMICS TO TAKE PART IN A UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CULTURE
This paper outlines a strategic approach to create a research culture in one such School.

Key Words: nursing research, research culture, research education, transformative leadership

Judith Clare, RN, PhD, FCNANZ, FRCNA, is Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, The Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. Cathy Hawes, BSc, MagSc, PhD, is Director, Research Education Unit, School of Nursing, The Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

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EDUCATING NURSES TO PROTECT THE PAST OR TO ADVANCE HEALTH CARE: A POLEMIC
This opinion paper contextualises the current debate and outlines many of the reasons that have been proffered for the apparent shortage. It then progresses to suggest strategies that may ensure nursing remains relevant to contemporary health care.

Rhonda Nay, RN, PhD, is Head of School, and Professor of Gerontic Nursing, La Trobe University, Bundoora,Victoria, Australia. Alan Pearson, RN, PhD, is Professor of Nursing, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

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