THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING
VOLUME 30 ISSUE 4
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Open access to nursing journals: an audit of the 2010 ERA journal list
To determine the proportion of nursing journals that are fully open access or have some elements of openness, and hence are readily accessable to nurses in clinical settings..
MESH terms, access to information, publishing, peer review research, information dissemination, evidence-based nursing.
Kasia Bail, RN, RCNA, BNurs(Hons), GCHighEd, Disciplines of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Australia
Jamie Ranse, RN FRCNA, BN, GCClinEd, GCClinEpi, MCritCarNurs,
Disciplines of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Australia
Roger Clarke, BComm(Hons), MComm(Hons), PhD, FACS, Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra, Faculty of Law UNSW, Research School of Computer Science, Australian
National University, Canberra, Australia
Ben Rattray, BAppSc, GradDip, Msc, Phd, Discipline of Sport Studies, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Australia
A view from the outside: nurses' clinical decision making in the twenty first century
The purpose of this paper is to highlight some observations of clinical decision making processes made by culturally and linguistically diverse nurses (CALD), in relation to elderly patients in particular. It will explore some of the potentially serious professional and legal implications for nurses when there is an over reliance on experiential knowledge and routine tasks without mindful application of evidence and consideration of the ethico-legal imperatives.
culturally and linguistically diverse nurses, clinical practice, patient assessment, professional practice, patient safety.
Joan Deegan, RN, PhD, M.Ed,(Melb) Post Grad. Dip. Educational Studies, (Melb) B.Ed, Lecturer Acute Care School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Melbourne Campus, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
Getting the message out - disseminating research findings to employees in large rural mining organisations
To identify that effective dissemination of research results in large organisations is possible through novel approaches.
research results, mining organisations, dissemination of research results, posters.
RN, RMHN, PhD,
Principal Consultant, Educare Consulting, Australia;
Visiting Senior Research Fellow,
National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Singapore
Murdoch University, School of Psychology, South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia
Career progression – the views of Queensland’s nurses
To inform policy through determinationof the views of Queensland nurses on career progression.
KEY WORDS: nurses, career progression, career choice, survey.
Senior Research Fellow, The University of Southern Queensland, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, West St. Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Professor and Head of School, Charles Sturt University, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, North Wagga, Locked Bag 588, New South Wales, Australia
Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtain University, Perth; Research Consultant, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Career choices and destinations of rural nursing students undertaking single and double degrees in nursing
The purpose of this paper is to identify and compare the location and career preferences of students enrolled in single and transdisciplinary double degrees in a Bachelor of Nursing program at a rural university.
nursing education, double degrees, rural career preferences
RN, RM, Ba.HlthSc(Nurs), Grad Dip Cont Ed, MN, MPET,
Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Newcastle, The Boulevarde, Ourimbah, NSW, Australia
BSc.(Hons), MSc, DipT(EC), MEd, PhD,
Associate Professor of Early Childhood, Charles Sturt University, Panorama Avenue, Bathurst, NSW, Australia
Diabetes- a significant contributor to complications in cardiac surgery: how and when to optimise glycaemic control
The aim is to present the literature on the association between pre-operative hyperglycaemia and post-operative complications and to review the current interventions (pre surgery, peri /intra- and post-operatively) in those with diabetes undergoing cardiac surgery. .
diabetes, cardiac surgery, glycaemic control, educational intervention
RN, BSc (Hons),
Intensive Care Unit, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Melbourne, Australia
Geraldine A Lee,
PhD, PGDE, RGN,
Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, 57 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA, United Kingdom
Clinical placement in Jordan: qualitative views of final year nursing students
This study explored the nurse student’s experience of the final year placement, and uncovered contributing factors to a positive clinical experience in Jordan.
nursing students, clinical placement, Jordan, focus group discussions
Noordeen Shoqirat, PhD, MSc, RN, Neuro-SN,
Department of Adult Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mu´tah University, Mu´tah, Jordan
Ma’en Zaid Abu-Qamar,
DN, MScn(edu), BSc, RN,
Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
The effect of overactive bladder syndrome on the sexual life in asymptomatic continent women
Overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) is a very common problem, particularly in women, and has an effect on their daily lifestyle and sexual activity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of overactive bladder syndrome on sexual life in asymptomatic continent women who are considered to be sexually active.
overactive bladder, sexual life, women, asymptomatic, continent, survey
Pamukkale University Medical School Hospital, Obstetric and Gynaecology Department, Denizli, Turkey
PhD, Assoc Prof, RN,
Pamukkale University Denizli School of Health, 20070, Denizli, Turkey
PhD, Assoc Prof, RN,
Ege University Faculty of Nursing, Izmir 35100, Turkey