THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 23 NUMBER 4

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Editorial
Practice development and the role of clinical leaders

Dr Jackie Jones

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Guest Editorial
Impact fever: what is it all about?

Professor Mary Courtney

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PRE- AND POST-TEST EVALUATION OF STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF A COLLABORATIVE EDUCATION MODEL ON THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
This study investigated the impact of a collaborative clinical education model on students’ perception of the psycho-social learning environment.

Key Words: clinical, practicum, undergraduate, collaboration, psycho-social

Amanda Henderson, RN, EdD, Nursing Director Education, Nursing Practice Development Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital and District Health Service, Woolloongaba, Queensland, Australia. Amanda_Henderson@health.qld.gov.au

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CLINICAL PLACEMENTS IN RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE FACILITIES: THE IMPACT ON NURSING STUDENTS' PERCEPTION OF AGED CARE AND THE EFFECT ON CAREER PLANS
Undergraduate nursing students have often found clinical placements in aged care unsatisfactory and/or unsettling, dissuading them from considering aged care as an employment option on graduation. This study asked which elements of the clinical placement experience produced that outcome; and what changes could yield more positive outcomes.

Key Words: aged care, undergraduate nursing, nursing students, clinical experience, novice nurses

Jennifer Abbey, RN, PhD, FRCNA, Professor of Nursing (Aged Care), Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland Australia. j.abbey@qut.edu.au.
Brian Abbey, BA, M.Ed., Research Assistant, 13/69 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill. Queensland, Australia.
Pamela Bridges, RN, RM, BA(Soc.Welf) Grad Dip (Health Service Management), Residential Care Manager, Aged Care Queensland, Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia.
Ruth Elder, RN, BA(Hons), PhD, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia.
Pam Lemcke, BN, Grad Cert Higher Ed, MN, Leadership, Undergraduate Clinical Coordinator, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia.
Jacki Liddle, BOccThy (Hons), Research Assistant, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia.
Robert Thornton, RN, DipNEd, B Ed, GDipAdmin, GDipClin Nutrition, MHPEd, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia.

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THE ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES OF NEONATAL NURSES IN THE USE OF KANGAROO CARE
This study surveyed the attitudes and practices of Australian neonatal nurses in the use of kangaroo care (KC) and identify possible concerns with promoting KC in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Key Words: kangaroo care, neonates, neonatal intensive care unit, neonatal nursing, parent-infant attachment

Pauline Chia, RN, RM, NeoCert, ADN, BSN, MCN, Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore. Pauline_CHIA@nyp.gov.sg.
Ken Sellick, RN, B.Beh.Sc., M.Psychol, PhD, FRCNA, Senior Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Australia.
Sharon Gan, RN, RM, RSCN, B.Appl.Sc, MNS, FRCNA, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Australia.

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A 15 MINUTE WEEKLY MASSAGE IN REDUCING PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS IN NURSES
The objective of this paper was to investigate the effectiveness of massage therapy in reducing physiological and psychological indicators of stress in nurses employed in an acute care hospital.

Key Words: massage, randomised controlled trial, massage therapy, nursing workforce, nurse retention

Ms Nerolie Bost RN, MN, Dip. M.Ther, Project Officer, Griffith University Research Centre for Clinical Practice Innovation, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Professor Marianne Wallis RN, PhD, Chair, Clinical Nursing Research, Griffith University Research Centre for Clinical Practice Innovation and Gold Coast Health Service District, Queensland, Australia. M.Wallis@griffith.edu.au

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HOSPITAL IN THE HOME (HITH) CARE FOLLOWING AUTOLOGOUS STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION FOR LYMPHOMA AND MULTIPLE MYELOMA
Advances in outpatient and supportive care and increased pressure on hospital bed usage has led to the investigation of hospital in the home (HITH) management following autologous haematologous stem cell transplantation (AutoHSCT) for patients with multiple myeloma or lymphoma.

Key Words: outpatient, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, autologous, hospital in the home (HITH), myeloma, and lymphoma

Wendy Johnson, Care Manager, Mater Acute Care Community Service, Newcastle Mater Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Ian Kerridge ,Haematologist, Haematology Department, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Cathie Milton, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Hunter Haematology Unit, Newcastle Mater Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Cathie.Milton@mater.health.nsw.gov.au.
Debbie Carr, Day Unit Coordinator, Hunter Haematology Unit, Newcastle Mater Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Arno Enno, Haematologist, Hunter Haematology Unit, Newcastle Mater Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Louisa Bray, Complex Care Coordinator, Hunter Haematology Unit, Newcastle Mater Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Angela Booth, Clinical Nurse Consultant, NSW Bone Marrow Transplant Network, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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TRIALING COLLABORATIVE NURSING MODELS OF CARE: THE IMPACT OF CHANGE
The aim of the project was to develop and trial a nursing Model of Care (MoC) and devise a framework to investigate the impact of nursing staff mix on patient outcomes and job satisfaction (nurses).

Key Words: health care delivery, models of care, nursing sensitive indicators, nursing management, quality improvement

Joanna Fowler, RN, BN, Graduate Certificate Orthopaedics, Clinical Information Systems Coordinator, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Jennifer Hardy, RN, BSc, MHPEd, Senior Lecturer, ACU National, School of Nursing, Sydney, NSW, and Visiting Research Fellow, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. j.hardy@mackillop.acu.edu.au.
Teresa Howarth, RN, BSc, Nurse Manager, Professional Practice and Support, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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DEVELOPING THE FUTURE NURSE LEADERS OF FIJI
This paper provides information about the current situation in relation to health services in Fiji, and describes strategies being undertaken by the nurse leaders of Fiji to meet the challenge of leading an exciting reform process.

Key Words: Fiji, nursing leadership, leadership education, clinical governance, change

Lee Stewart, RN, RM, DipTch(Nsg), BHlthSc, PGCertEd, MDispute Resolution, Lecturer, School of Nursing Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. Lee.Stewart@jcu.edu.au.
Kim Usher RN, RPN, DipNEd, DipHSc, BA, MNSt, PhD, Professor and Head of School, School of Nursing Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.
Rigieta Nadakuitavuki, RN, RM, DipNEd, BAppSc, Cardio Thoracic Cert, Director of Nursing/Director of Health System Standards, Fiji Ministry of Health, Suva, Fiji.
Joanne Tollefson, RN, BGS (Nurs), MSc (Tropical Med), Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.

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