THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 19 NUMBER 1

Download Complete Issue


Editorial
Nurturing nursing research

Heather Dawson-Bryne

Download Article


Guest Editorial
Reflections on nursing: a time of challenge and choice

Sr Callista Roy

Download Article


WOMEN'S EXPERIENCE OF EARLY MISCARRIAGE: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY
This paper describes the experience of three women who had experienced early miscarriage within the previous 12 months.

Key Words: miscarriage, experience, phenomenology

Joan Harvey, RN, BN, MN(Hon), is a Nurse Practice Coordinator, Gynaecology In-patient Services, at the Mater Mothers' Hospital, South Brisbane, Australia. Wendy Moyle, RN, DipAppSc, BN, MHSc, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Australia. Debra Creedy, RN, BA(Hons), PhD, is Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Australia

Download Article


MOVING FROM TECHNICAL TO CRITICAL REFLECTION IN JOURNALLING: AN INVESTIGATION OF STUDENTS' ABILITY TO INCORPORATE THREE LEVELS OF REFLECTIVE WRITING
This paper outlines a research project aimed at changing the levels of reflection of preregistration nursing students in a tertiary institution.

Key Words: levels of reflective writing, reflective practice, teaching strategies, nursing education, preregistration nursing students, journalling

Kim Usher, RN, RPN, DipHSc, BA, MNursSt, PhD, FANZC, MHN, FRCNA, is Head of the School of Nursing Sciences at James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Joanne Tollefson, RN, BGS, MSc(Trop Med), MRCNA, is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Nursing Sciences at the James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Dawn Francis, BEd, BA, MEd, PhD, MACE, is an Associate Professor in the School of Education, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Download Article


A SURVEY OF NURSES' VIEWS ON INDICATORS FOR CONTINUING COMPETENCE IN NURSING
A study, commissioned by the Australian Nursing Council Inc. (ANCI), sought to develop an approach to the maintenance of continuing competence in nursing broadly acceptable to nurses in all States and Territories and included the conduct of a postal survey of registered nurses (RNs) throughout Australia.

Key Words: nursing, regulation, competency indicators, continuing competence, professional licensing

Alan Pearson, RN, ONC, DipNEd, DANS, MSc, PhD, FCN(NSW), FINA, FRCNA, FAAG, FRCN, Professor of Nursing, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Mary FitzGerald, RN, RNT, DipNurs(London), MNurs(Wales), PhD(UNE), Senior Lecturer, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Download Article


FACTORS INFLUENCING NURSES' DECISIONS TO USE NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL THERAPIES TO MANAGE PATIENTS' PAIN
This study investigated nurses' beliefs and attitudes toward the use of non-pharmacological therapies as adjunct pain management strategies.

Key Words: non-pharmacological therapies, pain, nurses, holistic care

Susan Helmrich, RN, BN, MN, is a Clinical Nurse at The Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower, Queensland, Australia. Patsy Yates, RN, MSocSci, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Robyn Nash, RN, MHthSc, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Alan Hobman, RN(Psych), BNurs, is a Clinical Nurse Consultant - Psychosocial Care at The Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower, Brisbane, Australia. Valda Poulton, RN, GradDipPalCare, is a Clinical Nurse Consultant - Palliative Care, at The Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower, Queensland, Australia. Lyn Berggren, RN, MHlthPlanning is a Clinical Nurse Consultant - Palliative Care, at The Mater Misericordiae Public Hospital, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane, Australia

Download Article


CONTINUED NEGLECT OF RURAL AND REMOTE NURSING IN AUSTRALIA: THE LINK WITH POOR HEALTH OUTCOMES
The persistent lack of political support stifles organisational support for the nursing role, resulting in frustration, resignation and diminished health care delivery. Meanwhile, rural and remote population health outcomes fail to show signs of improvement.

Key Words: rural, remote nursing, policy, organisational support, Australia, health outcomes

Liz Hanna, RN, RCCN, BA, MPH, FRCNA, is the Coordinator of Nursing Studies, La Trobe University, Shepparton Campus, Shepparton, Australia

Download Article