THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 26 NUMBER 2

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Editorial

Jill Iliffe

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Guest Editotial
Reflections on nursing: how changes to the Australian research system will work to nurses' advatage

Mary Courtney

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The duration of clinical placements: a key influence on nursing students’ experience of belongingness
This paper reports selected findings from a study that investigated nursing students’ experience of belongingness. The manner in which this experience is influenced by the duration of students’ clinical placements is the focus of the discussion.

Key words: Belongingness, nursing student, duration of clinical placements, mixed methods, nurse education.

Tracy Levett-Jones, PhD, RN, MEd and Work, BN, DipAppSc(Nursing), Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning), Bachelor of Nursing Program Convenor, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. tracy.levett-jones@newcastle.edu.au
Judith Lathlean, DPhil, MA, BSc(Econ) Hons, Professor of Health Research, School of Health Sciences, The University of Southampton, United Kingdom. j.lathlean@soton.ac.uk
Isabel Higgins, PhD, RN, MNursing, Professor of Nursing (Older Person Acute Care), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. isabel.higgins@newcastle.edu.au
Margaret McMillan, PhD, RN, MCurriculum Studies (Hons), BA, DipNsingEd, Conjoint Professor, Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. margaret.mcmillan@newcastle.edu.au

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A stocktake of existing aged care clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students in Australia
The aim of this study was to survey selected universities on a variety of aspects of the aged care clinical placement component of undergraduate nursing courses.

Key words: Nursing education, aged care, clinical placements.

Christine C Neville, RN RPN PhD FACMHN, Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ipswich Campus Queensland 4072, Australia. c.neville1@uq.edu.au.
Trudy Yuginovich, RN, RM, PhD, FRCNA, Associate Dean, Faculty of Sciences Fraser Coast Campus, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southern Queensland, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia.
Joanne Boyes, BSc (Hons), Project Officer, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia.

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Information literacy skill development and life long learning: exploring nursing students’ and academics’ understandings
The aim of this study was to map information literacy (IL) skill development in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) content; identify educational practices in courses to asses students’ information literacy (IL) skills; explore BN students’ understandings of their IL skill development; and explore students’ and academics’ understandings of the link between IL skills and life long learning.

Key words: information literacy; nursing; life long learning.

Robyn Nayda, RN, RM, DipAppSc, BN(Ed), MN, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, robyn.nayda@unisa.edu.au.
Elaine Rankin, RN, CCRN, DipT, Bed, MSc(PHC), Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia.

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How do university clinical school of nursing graduates choose their graduate nurse year program?
To assess the decision making process of nursing undergraduates when choosing a graduate nurse year program and to explore whether clinical school experience affects the decision making process.

Key words: Graduate nurse year program, undergraduate nurses, clinical schools.

Andrew Scanlon, BN, MNS, GradDip (Critical Care), GradCert (Clinical Care Nursing -Renal), RN, MRCNA, Lecturer, La Trobe University / Austin Health Clinical School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Victoria, Australia; Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner candidate, Department of Neurosurgery, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia,
a.scanlon@latrobe.edu.au.

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Mature learners becoming registered nurses: a grounded theory model
This study describes how mature aged people reconstruct themselves as nursing students.

Key words: Qualitative research, grounded theory, nurse education, mature aged students.

Vicki Drury, RN, RMHN, MCl.Nsg, PGCertMH, BEd, BHlthSc(Nsg), MRCNA, MANZCMHN Doctoral Candidate, Monash University, School of Nursing, Gippsland Campus, Victoria, Australia, vdrury@educareconsulting.com.au.
Karen Francis, RN, PhD, MHlthScNsg, MEd, BHlthScNsg, DipHlthScNsg, GradCertUniTeach/Learn, MRCNA, FAARN, Professor of Rural Nursing, Monash University, School of Nursing, Gippsland Campus, Victoria, Australia, karen.francis@med.monash.edu.au
Ysanne Chapman, RN, PhD, MSc(Hons), BEd(Nsg), GDE, DNE, DRM, MRCNA, Associate Professor of Nursing, Monash University, School of Nursing, Gippsland Campus, Victoria, Australia, ysanne.chapman@med.monash.edu.au.

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Effect of music on preoperative anxiety in men undergoing urogenital surgery
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of music therapy on preoperative anxiety levels in Turkish men undergoing urogenital surgery.

Key words: Preoperative anxiety, music therapy, urogenital surgery, nursing.

Sevban Arslan, PhD, RN, Research Assistant, School of Health Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
Nadiye Özer, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Surgical Disease Nursing Department, School of Nursing, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey, nozer@atauni.edu.tr.
Funda Özyurt, MSc, RN, Research Assistant, Surgical Disease Nursing Department, School of Nursing, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

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The Australian diabetes educators’ skills and readiness for the tsunami of diabetes in the 21st century
The objective of the study was to identify the knowledge, skills and practices of diabetes educators in relation to teaching and learning

Key words: Diabetes, teaching, learning, education.

Pauline Hill, RN, DipAppSc(N), BN, MEd, MRCNA, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Australia, pauline.hill@unisa.edu.au.
Robyn Clark, RN, RM, DipAppSci, BN, MEd, PhD, FRCNA (Life Member ACCCN), Research Fellow, University of South Australia, Australia, robyn.clark@unisa.edu.au.

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The effect of education on knowledge, self management behaviours and self efficacy of patients with type 2 diabetes
The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of patient education on knowledge, self management behaviours and self efficacy in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Key words: patient education, knowledge, self-management behaviours, self-efficacy, type 2 diabetes.

Nazli Atak, MD, Masters in Educational Program and Instruction
Associate Professor of Public Health, Department of Health Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ankara, Turkey, nazliatak@yahoo.com.
Tanju Gurkan, PhD, Professor of Educational Sciences, Department of Educational Science, Dean of Faculty of Education, The American University, Girne, Cyprus.
Kenan Kose, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ankara.

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Nurse caring in Iran and its relationship with patient satisfaction
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between patients' reports of nurse caring and patient satisfaction with nursing care.

Key words: Caring, nurse caring, patient satisfaction, CBI, PSI, quality care, Iran, Islam.

Forough Rafii, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Center for Nursing Care Research, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, foroughrafii@yahoo.com.
Mohammad Esmaiel Hajinezhad, MSc, RN, Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Boushehr University of Medical Sciences, Boushehr, Iran, m_s_hajinezhad@yahoo.com.
Hamid Haghani, MSc, Senior lecturer, Faculty of Management and Medical Information, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, haghani511@yahoo.com.

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Finding a way: a grounded theory of young people’s experience of the pathway to mental health care
The purpose of this grounded theory study was to explore how young people experienced the onset of mental health problems and to investigate their initial interactions with the health system.

Key words: Accessing care, first episode, grounded theory, analysis, mental health nursing, young people.

Sue Webster, MPHAA, RN, CMH, RM, CPH, MSc, MComH, PhD, Lecturer, Australian Catholic University, School of Nursing, North Sydney, NSW, Australia, s.webster@mackillop.acu.edu.au.
Lindsey Harrison, MPHAA, BA (Hons), MA, MSc, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

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Palliative care in a multicultural society: a challenge for western ethics
This paper examines the notion of truth telling and its place in palliative care nursing with a particular focus on nursing people from minority cultures.

Key words: palliative care, ethics, autonomy, truth telling, culture.

Keri Chater, PhD, Master of Nursing, BA (Sociology), RN, Division of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Health Sciences, Science, Engineering, Technology (SET) Portfolio, RMIT University, Victoria, Australia, keri.chater@rmit.edu.au.
Chun-Ting Tsai, RN, BN, Grad.Dip Nursing, Master of Nursing, Operating Suite Nurse, Peter McCallum Cancer Institute, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, chun6309@yahoo.com.tw.

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