THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 30 ISSUE 1

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Case management the panacea for aged care?
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of case management on family member or other care-giver involvement in residential aged care settings; staff-family relationships and family satisfaction with residential care.

KEY WORDS: case management, residential aged care, staff/family relationships, nursing home, models of care

Mrs Kaye Ervin, RN, Ba Nurs, Ba Ed, M Ed, Dip Bus, Lecturer, Researcher, University of Melbourne, Rural
Health Academic Network, Rural Health Academic, Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ervink@humehealth.org.au
Mrs Sarah Finlayson, Ba Acc, Ma, Lecturer, Researcher, University of Melbourne, Rural Health Academic Network, Rural Health Academic Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Dr Elaine Tan, Ba Pharm, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Rural Health, Academic Network, Rural Health Academic Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Rethinking student night duty placements - a replication study
This paper reports findings as a replicated qualitative study that investigated experiences and value of night duty; with the variance that the students’ were undergraduate enrolled nurse students as opposed to undergraduate registered nurse student nurses’.

KEY WORDS: enrolled nurse, clinical placement, graduate preparation, night shift, nursing student, work readiness

Dr Valerie Zielinski, PhD, M.Ed Admin, B.Ed, RN, RM FRCNA. Clinical Coordinator & Facilitator (Nursing). Flexible Advanced Creative Training Solutions, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. val.zielinski@bigpond.com
Ms Denielle Beardmore, RN, Ma Ed, Grad Dip Ed & T, Grad Dip Adv Clinical Nursing Onco/Pall care, Dip Project M’Ment, Cert IV TAA

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Handover: Faster and safer?
This study aimed to introduce bedside handover to three rural South Australian hospitals.

KEY WORDS: bedside handover, Lewin, 3-stage model, handoff

Mrs Stacey Bradley, B.Man (Hons), PhD Scholar/Research Assistant – Mount Gambier Regional Centre, University of South Australia, PO Box 798, Mount Gambier, South Australia. stacey.bradley@unisa.edu.au
Dr Sarah Mott, PhD, Head – Mount Gambier Regional Centre, University of South Australia, PO Box 798, Mount Gambier South Australia. sarah.mott@unisa.edu.au

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Conditions in which nurses are exposed to the hepatitis viruses and precautions taken for prevention
The aim of this study is to evaluate the exposure status of nurses to hepatitis B and C, and to determine the precautionary measures taken for protection from these infections.

KEY WORDS: hepatitis b; hepatitis c viruses; compare; prevention; nurse

Afitap Özdelikara, BSc, Lecturer, School of Health, University of Ondokuz Mayis, Samsun, Turkey.
afitapozdelikara1982@hotmail.com
Mehtap Tan, BSc, PhD, Doc School of Nursing, University of Atatürk, Erzurum, Turkey. mtan@atauni.edu.tr

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Clinical assessment and the benefit of the doubt: What is the doubt?
Clinical education and associated assessment is an important component of nurse education. A range of factors contribute to a culture that makes the assessment of clinical competence difficult. These factors are environmental, educational, cultural and linguistic diversity amongst students, student expectation, a diverse range of clinical education models. All of which contribute to the variable quality of the clinical education experience and the outcome of clinical assessment.

KEY WORDS: clinical education, assessment, competence, clinical supervisor preparation

Dr Joan Deegan, RN, PhD, M.Ed (Melb), Post Grad Ed Studies (Melb), B.Ed Development Manager, Central Western Clinical School Network, Faculty of Health Sciences, LaTrobe University, Victoria, Australia. jdeegan@latrobe.edu.au
Dr Trish Burton, RN, PhD, M.Ed, Dip. App. Sciences, B. App. Sc, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Victoria University, Victoria, Australia. trish.burton@vu.edu.au
Ms Geraldine Rebeiro, RN, RM, M.Ed, B.Ed Studs, B.App Sci (Adv Nsng.) Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Australian Catholic University St. Patricks Campus, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. geraldine.rebeiro@acu.edu.au

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Lifestyle risk factor modification in midlife women with type 2 diabetes: theoretical modelling of perceived barriers
The aim of this paper is to highlight the importance of the concept of perceived barriers in health promotion for risk factor reduction, and to describe a ‘Perceived barriers and lifestyle risk factor modification model’ which could potentially be incorporated into existing frameworks for diabetes education to enhance lifestyle risk factor education in women with type 2 diabetes.

KEY WORDS: barriers, diabetes, risk factors, health promotion, women

Amanda M. McGuire, RN, DipAppSc (Nurs), BNurs, MAppSc (Res), PhD candidate, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. amanda.mcguire@qut.edu.au
Debra J. Anderson, RN, BA, GDNS (Ed), MNS, PhD, Professor, Director of Research, School of Nursing,
Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

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