THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 32 ISSUE 3

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Public health nurses experiences of their role as part of a primary care team
This study aimed to understand public health nurses (PHNs) views and experiences of their role as part of a primary care team (PCT) and developments within primary care.

KEY WORDS: public health nurse (PHN), primary care, primary care team (PCT), interdisciplinary, teamwork.

Martina Giltenane, MHSc, PGD (Public Health Nursing), BSc (General Nursing), Public Health Nurse, Limerick Local Health Office, Limerick, Ireland
Marcella Kelly, MSc (Education), BSc (Community Health), RNT, PHN, RM, RGN, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Maura Dowling, PhD, MSc, RNT, BNS, RGN, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

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Patient satisfaction with their pain management and comfort level after open heart surgery
The aim of this study is to determine patient satisfaction with pain management and comofort levels after undergoing open heart surgery.

KEY WORDS: pain, comfort, patient satisfaction, nursing, open heart surgery.

Neziha Karabulut, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Nursing, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
Yesim Yaman Aktas, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey
Dilek, Gurcayir, MSc, RN, Research Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences,, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
Durdane Yilmaz, MSc, RN, Graduate Student, Faculty of Health Sciences,, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
Volkan Gokmen, RN, Graduate Student, Faculty of Health Sciences,, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey

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Radiation awareness among nurses in nuclear medicine departments
The aim of this study is to explore the awareness level of radiation risks among nurses working in nuclear medicine departments.

KEY WORDS: nurses, awareness, radiation, nuclear medicine, Kuwait.

Muhammad Alotaibi, BSN, MScN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Amal Al-Abdulsalam, BSc, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Yousif Y. Bakir, BSc, MSc, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Ahmed M. Mohammed, BSc, MSc, AmNMTCB, MHPE, Assistant Teacher, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait

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A nurses' guide to Qualitative research
This article provides a breakdown of the components of qualitative research methodology. Its intention is to simplify the terminology and process of qualitative research to enable novice readers of research to better understand the concepts involved.

KEY WORDS: research methodology, Qualitative research, 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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Development of a Nurse Practitioner led carpal tunnel syndrome clinic
The paper aims to examine how the role of nurse practitioner was implemented within a public hospital Department of Neurosurgery carpal tunnel syndrome clinic.

KEY WORDS: ambulatory care, neurosurgery, nurse practitioner, carpal tunnel syndrome, outpatients.

Andrew Scanlon, DNP, MNS, NP (Australia), ANP (USA), FACN, FACNP, Department of Neurosurgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Chandrashan Perera, BMedSci, MBBS, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Gus Gonzalvo, Director of Neurosurgery, MBBS, FRACS, Department of Neurosurgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Gavin Fabinyi, Neurosurgeon, MBBS (Melb), FRACS, Department of Neurosurgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

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