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..

KEY WORDS: 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

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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.

KEY WORDS: 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

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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.

KEY WORDS: research results, mining organisations, dissemination of research results, posters.

Vicki Drury, 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
vdrury@educareconsulting.com.au
Kristy Hart, BA(Paych), MPsych, Murdoch University, School of Psychology, South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia


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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.

Robert Eley, MSc, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, The University of Southern Queensland, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, West St. Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Karen Francis, RN, PhD, Professor and Head of School, Charles Sturt University, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, North Wagga, Locked Bag 588, New South Wales, Australia
Desley Hegney, RN, PhD, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtain University, Perth; Research Consultant, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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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.

KEY WORDS: nursing education, double degrees, rural career preferences

Noelene Hickey, 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
Linda Harrison, BSc.(Hons), MSc, DipT(EC), MEd, PhD, Associate Professor of Early Childhood, Charles Sturt University, Panorama Avenue, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

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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. .

KEY WORDS: diabetes, cardiac surgery, glycaemic control, educational intervention

Melissa Penrose, 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

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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.

KEY WORDS: 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

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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. .

KEY WORDS: overactive bladder, sexual life, women, asymptomatic, continent, survey

Erkan ALATAŞ, Prof, MD, Pamukkale University Medical School Hospital, Obstetric and Gynaecology Department, Denizli, Turkey
Sevgi ÖZKAN, PhD, Assoc Prof, RN, Pamukkale University Denizli School of Health, 20070, Denizli, Turkey
Filiz ÖĞCE, PhD, Assoc Prof, RN, Ege University Faculty of Nursing, Izmir 35100, Turkey

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