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Understanding infant feeding practices of new mothers: findings from the Healthy Beginnings Trial
The study aimed to explore the experiences of infant feeding of first-time mothers and identify the barriers and facilitators in relation to healthy infant feeding practices.

KEY WORDS: infant feeding practices, breastfeeding, solid food, health education.

Karen Wardle, RN, CM, Grad Dip PH, South Western Sydney and Sydney Local Health Service, Narellan, New South Wales, Australia
Maria De Domenico, RN, South Western Sydney and Sydney Local Health Service, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
Li Ming Wen, MD, MMed and PhD, South Western Sydney and Sydney Local Health Service, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia

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Knowledge and practices of nurses concerning intravenous potassium administration in a Turkish hospital
This study aimed to determine how wide the knowledge and practice deficiencies among nurses was concerning intravenous potassium administration in a Turkish hospital.

KEY WORDS: potassium, patient safety, medical error, surgical.

Aysegul Gunes, MSN, RN, Lecturer, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey
Sevilay Senol Celik, PhD, RN, Professor, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

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Nurses supporting life partners conversations about end-of-life care wishes: a literature review for guidelines
A literature review was conducted to establish what guidelines are available for nurses to encourage discussions between life partners about end-of-life care wishes.

KEY WORDS: end-of-life, conversations, life partners, nurses, palliative care.

Lyn Rabbetts, RN, MPC, Lecturer, University of South Australia, Centre for Regional Engagement, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

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Enhancing the pre-admission process for a patient with breast cancer
The purpose of this paper is to detail the development and implementation of a patient focused pre-admission process, part of which is the checklist identified within this paper and comprising the main point of the paper because it is based on patient and publication evidence for women with breast cancer. Results from an evaluation provided information that indicated women with breast cancer required an improved pre-admission process that was aligned to their needs and those of the Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (BCMT).

KEY WORDS: family, women with breast cancer, pre-admission, nurse interventions and assessments.

Dr Barbara Newman, RN, Dip.Nurse (Teach), Post Grad.Dip in Tropical PUblic Health, Post Grad Dip.Occ.Health and Safety, MHPEd, PhD, FACN, Assistant Professor, University of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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A nurses'guide to the critical reading of research
A sound theoretical foundation to guide practice is enhanced by the abiility of nurses to evaluate and implement research. This article provides a structured route to questioning the methodology of nursing research as well as aiding the construction of nursing research.

KEY WORDS: research critiqing, research methodology, evidence based practice (EBP).

Rebecca (Becky) Ingham-Broomfield, RN, Cert.Ed, Dip.Nurs, BSc, MSc, Lecturer, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

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