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The long haul: Caring for bone marrow transplant patients in regional Australia
To evaluate the experience of, and services to, patients from rural and regional Australia referred to a large urban tertiary referral hospital for allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) and to compare their quality of life with similar populations.

Key words: Bone marrow transplant, rural, quality of life, cancer, isolation, survivorship

Louisa Bray, BNursing, Dip Onc Nursing, RN. BMT Coordinator, Haematology Department, Calvary Mater Hospital, Newcastle, NSW Australia.
Christopher FC Jordens, BA Hons, MPH, PhD. Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine. Medical Foundation Building (K25), The University of Sydney, NSW Australia.
Philip Rowlings, MB BS FRACP FRCPA MS, Director of Haematology, Haematology Department, Calvary Mater Hospital, Newcastle, NSW Australia.
Ken Bradstock, BSC(Med), MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA, BMT Physician, Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW Australia.
Ian Kerridge, BA, BMed(Hons), MPhil(Cantab), FRACP, FRCPA, Staff Haematologist/BMT Physician, Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW Australia and Director and Associate Professor of Bioethics, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney.

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The role of low intensity laser therapy in community nursing
To review the effects of low intensity laser therapy (LILT) on healing and to explore its role in community nursing.

Key words: laser, therapy, biomodulation, LILT, community nursing

Tina Henrietta E. Czech, B.H.Sci.C.D.T.,Grad.Dip.C.N.,Grad Cert.C.LT.D.S.R.,Grad.Cert.C.L.T.M.P.W.H., Researcher/Educator/Clinician, Australian Institute of Laser Therapy, TOK Corporate Centre, Toorak, Victoria, Australia.
Leila Karimi, PhD MAPS, Lecturer, Health Services Management, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia and Health Management and Economic Research Centre, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

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Foot care within the Jordanian healthcare system: a qualitative inquiry of patient’s perspectives
The objective of this study was to elaborate patient’s views of diabetic foot care within the Jordanian healthcare system.

Key words: Diabetic foot, Preventive, Patients’ views, Screening, Culture of Practice, Jordan

Ma’en Zaid Abu-Qamar, RN, DN, MScN (edu), BSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Adult Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mu’tah University, Al-Karak, Jordan. maen@MUTAH.EDU.JO
Anne Wilson, PhD, MN, BN, RN, FRCNA, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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The benefits of debriefing as formative feedback in nurse education
This paper explores the nursing literature to identify the educative process and essential features of debriefing.

Key words: Debrief, formative feedback, formative evaluation, nurse education, teaching and learning methods

Robyn P Cant, PhD, MHSc, GradDipHEd, Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Churchill, Victoria, 3842 Australia.
Simon J Cooper, PhD, MEd, BA, RGN, FHEA, Associate Professor (Acute Care), Monash University, School of Nursing (Berwick), 100 Clyde Rd, Berwick Victoria, 3806 Australia.

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Implementation of the nurse practitioner role within a Victorian healthcare network: an organisational perspective
This paper presents a discussion of the development of a framework to implement and sustain the nurse practitioner (NP) role within one health service designed to strengthen the capacity of the health system and which could be readily transferable to other health services.

Key words: Nurse practitioner (NP), conceptual model, advanced nursing practice, improving service delivery, professional issues, and organisational sustainability.

Marie Wintle, RN, RM, Nurse Unit Manager, Eastern Health, Victoria, Australia.
Penny Newsome, RN, RM, Adjunct Professor, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
Patricia M Livingston, PhD, Associate Professor, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Flexible delivery: on-line versus bottom-line
In using a flexible delivery of learning approach to nursing education, and taking into account the globalisation of education, this research argues that universities need to consider and take into account both the positive and negative aspects of this decision.

Key words: nursing education, flexible delivery, on-line learning

Philip J Warelow, RN, RPN, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, Victoria, Australia.
Samantha Wells, RN, BN, MN, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.
Pauletta Irwin, MPET, RN, (Crit. Care Cert) BN, Lecturer, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Wrights Road, Port Macquarie, Australia.

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A culture change in aged care: The Eden Alternative™
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the values that The Eden Alternative™ represents. The benefits, challenges and potential risks, associated with implementing this model for culture change will also be discussed.

Key words: The Eden Alternative™, ageing, aged care, culture change

Dr. Sonya Brownie, PhD, GradDipSc, Lecturer, Ageing, Aged Care & Aged Services, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.

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