THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 31 ISSUE 2

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Description and pilot evaluation of novel staff education to improve care of confused older inpatients
To determine feasibility of novel staff education aiming to optimise care for confused older people.

KEY WORDS: Aging, confusion, education, falls, geriatrics.

Barbara Horner, PhD, MEd, BAppSc, RN, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia
Natasha Watson, BSc, PGradDipHlthProm, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Asutralia
Anne-Marie Hill, PhD, MSc (Physiotherapy), Grad Cert University Teaching, BAppSc (Physiotherapy), University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia
Christopher Etherton-Beer, MB BS, PhD, FRACP, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Asutralia

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Utilisation of a Native American nursing conceptual framework: implications for practice and research
To explore how Native American nurses and noon-Native American nurses perceive how the Nursing in the Native American Culture conceptual framework can be utilised in nursing practice and research.

KEY WORDS: Native American, nursing, conceptual framework, practice, research.

John Lowe, RN, PhD, FAAN, Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida, USA
Lee Anne Nichols, RN, PhD, University of Tulsa School of Nursing, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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Adolescents perceptions about their weight and practices to lose weight
This descriptive study aimed to determine perceptions of adolescents about their weight and practices to lose weight.

KEY WORDS: adolescents, body weight, perception weight, Turkey

Filiz Hisar, PhD, RN, Gazi University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
Ebru Toruner, PhD, RN, Gazi University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey

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The effect of light therapy on the sleep quality of the elderly
The study was conducted to determine the effect of light therapy on the sleep quality of older adults.

KEY WORDS: elderly, light therapy, nursing, sleep quality

Imatullah Akyar, RN, PhD, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Nursing, Ankara, Turkey
Nuran Akdemirr, RN, PhD, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Nursing, Ankara, Turkey

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The burnout levels in neonatal intensive care nurses and its effects on their quality of life
The purpose of this study was to investigate burnout levels of nurses working in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the effects of burnout on their quality of life.

KEY WORDS: neonatal intensive care unit, burnout, quality of life

Aynur Aytekin, PhD, RN, Ataturk University, Faculty of Health Science, Erzurum, Turkey
Fatma Yilmaz, PhD, RN, Canakkale 18 MArch University, Department of Child Health Nursing, Canakkale, Turkey
Sema Kuguoglu, PhD, RN, Health Science Institute of Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

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