THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 19 NUMBER 4

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Editorial
Exploring nursing leadership

Margaret McMillan and Jane Conway

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Guest Editorial
Into the twenty-first century - what is the future for nursing?

Barbara Vaughan

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THE EXPERIENCES OF ADULTS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY DURING PERIODS OF HOSPITALISATION
The aim of this New South Wales research was to examine the experiences of adults with cerebral palsy during inpatient admission to a number of public hospitals.

Key Words: cerebral palsy, disability, hospitalisation, experience

Amanda Buzio, RN, GradDipClinTeach, Post Basic Neuroscience Certificate, is a Professional Development Advisor at The Spastic Centre of New South Wales, Australia. John Morgan, Consumer Liaison Officer (Retired), The Spastic Centre of New South Wales, Australia. Diane Blount, The Spastic Centre of New South Wales, Australia

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MEASURING THE OUTPUTS OF NURSING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN AUSTRALIA: THE RESEARCHERS
This paper is one of two that reports on an investigation of the nursing research published by Australian authors from 1995-2000 in 11 nursing journals based in Australia, the UK and the USA.

Key Words: Australian, authorship, journals, nursing knowledge, publications, research

Professor Lesley Wilkes, PhD, MHPEd, Grad Dip Ed (Nurs), BSc (Hons), RN, CM, Renal Cert, is Professor of Nursing in the Clinical Nursing Unit of the University of Western Sydney, Wentworth Area Health Service, New South Wales, Australia. Associate Professor Sally Borbasi, RN, BEd(Nursing), MA(Educ), PhD, is Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia. Dr Cathy Hawes, BSc(Hon), MAgSc, PhD, is Director of Research and Education Unit, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia. M. Stewart, Student, College of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Australia. D. May, Student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia

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LIMIT SETTING: A USEFUL STRATEGY IN REHABILITATION
This paper presents guidelines developed for rehabilitation staff on the strategy of limit setting. The aim of these guidelines was to provide a starting point for ongoing education on limit setting and behavioural management for staff working in a non-psychiatric rehabilitation environment.

Key Words: limit setting, therapeutic milieu, challenging behaviour, rehabilitation

Julie Sharrock, RN, CritCare Cert, PsychNursCert, BEd, MHSc (Psych.Nurs.), is Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Nurse, St Vincent's Mental Health Service, Melbourne, Australia. Nonie Rickard, RN, RehabCert, GradDipBus, is Assistant Director of Nursing - Staff Development, Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, Melbourne, Australia

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HOME PARENTERAL NUTRITION: AN ETHICAL DECISION MAKING DILEMMA
This paper explores the ethical issues arising from a narrative analysis involving an advanced cancer patient receiving Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) at home.

Key Words: ethics, narrative, quality of life, home parenteral nutrition

Sarah Breier-Mackie, RN, MN, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, PhD Candidate and Clinical Tutor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia. Christopher J. Newell, PhD, is a Consultant Ethicist and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia

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INTERNET-BASED EDUCATION FOR ENROLLED NURSES: COULD IT BE E-FFECTIVE?
This paper investigates the current literature available regarding the use of Internet-based education delivery for registered and enrolled nurses in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and reviews contemporary education trends in Victoria, Australia, for enrolled nurses (ENs).

Key Words: nurse education, Internet, enrolled nurses, multimedia, computer-assisted instruction

Tanya Field, RN, ICU Cert, Grad Dip FET, MEd, is Lecturer in the School of Human Services, Department of Arts, Multimedia and Human Services, Victoria University of Technology, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia

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THE PARTICIPATION OF VOLUNTEERS IN CONTEMPORARY PALLIATIVE CARE
This article explores the relationship between understandings of death and dying in Western culture and the participation of volunteers in contemporary palliative care.

Key Words: volunteering, palliative care volunteers, palliative care, death and dying

Margaret M. McKinnon, RN, BA, MEdSt, is currently a volunteer with hospice and palliative care agencies.

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