THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 23 NUMBER 2

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Editorial
Nursing older people in the acute care system: a clash of cultures or a time for nursing innovation?

Dr Jackie Jones

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Guest Editorial
The unique role of nurses in bridging evidence-practice gaps

Sue Daly

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MOTHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN THEIR CHILDREN
The aim of this paper was to develop understandings into the views of a group of mothers with an overweight or obese child, about their child's overweight or obesity.

Key Words: mothers, mother-blaming, childhood obesity, child health

Debra Jackson, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Glenda MacDonald, BSocSci, GradDipSocSci(Adult Ed), Research Assistant, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Judy Mannix, RN, MN(Hons), Lecturer, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Pat Faga, RN, CM, BAppSci, Associate Lecturer, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Angela Firtko RN, CCU, Cert, MNSc(Ed.), Associate Lecturer, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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NURSING SKILL MIX AND NURSING TIME: THE ROLES OF REGISTERED NURSES AND CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
Comparing work activities enables employers to begin to answer the question: Are skilled nursing personnel being used effectively and efficiently?

Key Words: work sampling, registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist, roles, skill mix

Christine Duffield, RN, BScN, MHP, PhD, Director, Centre for Health Services Management, University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Jan Forbes, RN, BSc (BiomedSci), MN, Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Ann Fallon, RN, GradDip (Ortho), DipNEd, BEd (Nursing), St. Vincent's Private Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Michael Roche, RN, DipASc, BHSc, MHSc, Project Coordinator, Centre for Health Services Management, University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Wendy Wise, RN, BSocSc, GradDipN, Senior Research Officer, Centre for Health Services Management, University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Eamon Thomas Merrick, RN, BHSc, MHSM, Research Assistant, Centre for Health Services Management, University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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NURSE PRACTITIONERS' EXPERIENCES OF WORKING COLLABORATIVELY WITH GENERAL PRACTITIONERS AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
The study aimed to explore contemporary collaborative experiences of nurse practitioners (NPs) in providing care with general practitioners (GPs) and allied health care professionals.

Key Words: partnership, nurses, urban, rural, remote, advanced practice, collaboration.

Kieren Wilson, RN, BN(Hons), Tutor, School of Nursing, Australian Catholic University (ACU) National, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
Lyn Coulon, RN, DipNursEd, BA, MHPED, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, ACU National, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Sharon Hillege, RN, RM, BHS, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, ACU National, Faculty of Health Sciences NSW, Australia.
Wendy Swann, RM BSc CCN MA(Health), Nurse Practitioner, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Dubbo Airport, NSW, Australia.

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COMPARISON BETWEEN NURSES' PROFESSIONAL NEEDS AND THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR JOB
The aim of this study was to examine how nurses' professional needs were met in nursing practice.

Key Words: Nurses in Australia, nurses' professional needs, occupational characteristics, the person-environment fit, work behaviour

Miyuki Takase, RN, DipNurs, BNurs, MNurs, PhD Candidate, School of Nursing, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Phillip Maude, RN, DipMHN, BHSci, MNurs, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, University of Melbourne, Manager of Nursing Education and Research, Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
Elizabeth Manias, RN, BPharm, MPharm, MNursStud, PhD, CertCritCare, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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CULTURE OF RURAL NURSING PRACTICE: A CRITICAL THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF DETERMINANTS OF POWER IN NURSING
This paper investigates the culture of workplace learning within a study of eight small hospitals in rural New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

Key Words: focus groups, social power, small rural hospitals, learning culture

Heather Gibb, RN, PhD (Psychology), Professor of Nursing, Rural and Remote Health, School of Nursing and Health Science, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.
Katreena Forsyth, RN, BHlthSci (Nurs) Hons, CNC, Women's Health, Mid Western Area Health Service, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.
Judith Anderson, RN, BHlthSci (Nurs), Masters Hlth Sci (Nurs), Project Officer, Mid Western Area Health Service, New South Wales, Australia.

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A REVIEW OF GRADUATE NURSE TRANSITION PROGRAMS IN AUSTRALIA
This paper challenges the status quo through a review of current programs and questions whether primacy should be given to formal transition programs or to the development of educationally supportive clinical learning environments.

Key Words: new graduate nurse, neophyte, collaboration, learning environment, recruitment and retention, transition to practice

Tracy Levett-Jones, RN, DipAppSc(Nurs), BN, M(Ed&Work), Director of Clinical Education, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Mary FitzGerald, RN, DN, CertEd, MN, PhD, FRCNA, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Newcastle and Central Coast Health, New South Wales, Australia.

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