THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 22 NUMBER 2

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Editorial
A reflective piece

Margaret McMillan and Jane Conway

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Guest Editorial
At the helm

Tuyen Tran

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THE CONTEXTUAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT EXPERIENCES REPORTED BY REGISTERED NURSES
The study aimed to explore contextual conditions in Australian health care workplaces that make sex-based and sexual harassment (SB&SH) a relatively common experience for registered nurses (RNs).

Key Words: registered nurses, sex-based and sexual harassment, contextual issues

Jeanne Madison, RN, PhD, is Senior Lecturer and Head of School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.
Victor Minichiello, PhD, is Professor and Dean of Faculty of Education, Health and Professional Studies, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.

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NURSES AND OCCUPATIONAL VIOLENCE: THE ROLE OF ORGANISATIONAL SUPPORT IN MODERATING PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between organisational support, occupational violence and perceived professional competence of professional nurses in Australia.

Key Words: occupational violence, organisational support, professional competence

Cecil Deans, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Ballarat and Ballarat Health Services, Victoria, Australia.

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WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE?: WAREHOUSE YOUTH HEALTH CENTRE CHLAMYDIA AUDIT
The aim of the chlamydia audit was to determine the rate of positive diagnosis of chlamydia trachomatis in young people aged 12 to 25 years of age who were tested at the Warehouse Youth Health Centre, Sydney, Australia, in 2001 and to review current practice relating to chlamydia testing.

Key Words: youth, chlamydia, screening, clinical guidelines

Rose Cole, RN, CM, MNurs (Hons), BAppSc (Ad Nurs), DAS (Nurs), RN/Lecturer, The Warehouse Youth Health Centre, College of Social and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Shane Jasiak, RN, CM, BNurs, is Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Warehouse Youth Health Centre, FPA (Family Planning Australia) Health, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.

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MENTAL HEALTH LIAISON NURSING IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: ON-SITE EXPERTISE AND ENHANCED COORDINATION OF CARE
The objective of this paper was to evaluate the Mental Health Liaison Nurse (MHLN) service based in the emergency department (ED) of a large, inner city teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia.

Key Words: mental health liaison, emergency departments, waiting times, service integration, mental health promotion

Timothy Wand, DASNurs, GradDipMHNurs, MNurs, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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AGEING IN PLACE - DYING IN PLACE: COMPETING DISCOURSES FOR CARE OF THE DYING IN AGED CARE POLICY
A discourse analysis of aged care and palliative care policy documents for the period 2000-mid 2001 was undertaken. The analysis highlighted competing discourses about care of the dying in residential aged care. This paper describes the main discourses, explores competing and hidden discourses, and raises questions about the disparities found.

Key Words: palliative care, aged care, discourse, policy

Professor Margaret O'Connor, RN, DN, Vivian Bullwinkel Professor of Nursing, Palliative Care, School of Nursing, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
Professor Alan Pearson, RN, PhD, Professor of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Studies Unit and Executive Director Joanna Briggs Institute, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.

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RE-WRITING MOTHERHOOD: RESEARCHING WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES OF LEARNING TO MOTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME
The aim of this paper was to examine one woman's experience and memory of learning to mother during pregnancy and the first postnatal year.

Key Words: motherhood, learning, memory, discourse analysis

Cathrine Fowler, RN, CM, CMcraft, BEd, MEd, PhD, is Manager, Education and Research, Tresillian Family Care Centres, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Alison Lee, BA (Hons), MEd, PhD, is Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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