THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 24 NUMBER 1

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Editorial
'Soul food' in and of nursing - what is it?

Dr Jackie Jones

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Guest Editorial
Working together for better outcomes

Dr Kathryn Zeitz

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COMPETENCY AND CAPABILITY: IMPERATIVE FOR NURSE PRACTITIONER EDUCATION
The objective of this study was to conduct research to inform the development of standards for nurse practitioner education in Australia and New Zealand and to contribute to the international debate on nurse practitioner practice.

Key Words: nurse practitioner education, competencies, capability, advanced practice nurse education

Glenn Gardner RN, PhD, FRCNA, Professor of Clinical Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, and Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital, Queensland, Australia.
Sandra Dunn RN, PhD, FRCNA, Professor of Clinical Nursing Practice, Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia.
Jenny Carryer RN, PhD, FCNA(NZ), MNZM, Professor of Nursing, Massey University and Mid Central District Health Board, New Zealand.
Anne Gardner RN, PhD, MRCNA, Associate Professor in Nursing, Deakin University and Cabrini Health, Victoria, Australia.

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CULTURALY DIVERSE FAMILY MEMBERS AND THEIR HOSPITALISED RELATIVES IN ACUTE CARE WARDS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY
The objective of this paper was to describe the experiences of culturally diverse family members who make the decision to stay with their relatives in acute care wards.

Key Words: family members, experiences, hospitalisation, culturally diverse

Jane Cioffi RN, BAppSc(Adv Nsg), Grad Dip Ed (Nsg), MAppSc(Nsg), PhD, FRCNA , Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

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CARDIAC REHABILITATION FOR WOMEN: ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL
The aim of this paper was to investigate women’s perceptions of the contribution of cardiac rehabilitation to their recovery from a myocardial infarction.

Key Words: women, myocardial infarction, cardiac rehabilitation, New Zealand

Wendy Day, RN, BN, MA (Hons) Lecturer, School of Nursing, Universal College of Learning, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Lesley Batten RN, BA, MA (Hons), Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

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IMPROVING ACCESS TO CLINICAL INFORMATION IN AFTER HOURS COMMUNITY PALLIATIVE CARE
The objective of this paper was to improve access to clinical information for nurses and doctors providing after hours community palliative care in a regional Australian setting.

Key Words: improving communication, patient outcomes, essential medical data, nurse confidence

David Brumley, MBBS, FRACGP, FAChPM, MSc, Clinical Director, Gandarra Palliative Care Unit Ballarat Health Services, Ballarat Hospice Care Inc; Palliative Care Physician/Director, Grampians Regional Palliative Care Research Centre, Ballarat, Victoria Australia.
John Fisher, MSc, MEd, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent's Hospital and University of Melbourne ; Research Manager, Grampians Regional Palliative Care Research Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Heather Robinson BAppSc(Nurse), GradDipMan, DipGeront, Executive Officer, Ballarat Hospice Care Inc, Victoria, Australia.
Michael Ashby MD, MRCP, FRCR, FRACP, FAChPM, FFPMANZCA, Professor and Director, Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent's Hospital and University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN IN THE OLDER PERSON LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY
This paper reviews the nursing research literature on chronic pain in the older person living in the community and suggests areas for future research.

Key Words: Chronic pain, older people, domiciliary/home/community care nurses, pain assessment, pain instruments

Anne Dewar RN, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, Canada.

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NURSING SANS FRONTIERES: A THREE YEAR CASE STUDY OF MULTI-STATE REGISTRATION TO SUPPORT NURSING PRACTICE USING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The objective of this paper was to highlight the registration issues for nurses who wish to practice nationally, particularly those practicing within the telehealth sector.

Key Words: national registration, telenursing, nursing regulation

Robyn A. Clark, RM, Dip Appl.ScI, BN., Med, FRCNA, (Life Member ACCCN), PhD scholar supported by the National Institute of Clinical Studies and the National Heart Foundation of Australia, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
Julie Yallop, NZRN, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
Di Wickett, RN, Dip Appl.Sci, BN (Edu), MN ( Adv Prac), MRCNA, (Life Member SAORN), PhD scholar University of Adelaide, Manager Registrations and Investigations, Nurses Board of South Australia, Australia.
Professor Henry Krum, PhD, FRACP, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
Professor Andrew Tonkin, MBBS, MD, FRACP, Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
Professor Simon Stewart, PhD, FCSA, Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

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