THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 34 ISSUE 2

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What prompts nurses to seek help from wound care consultants in spinal cord injury management?
This study aimed to identify clinical scenarios that might prompt nurses to seek advice from a spinal cord injury wound care nurse consultant for pressure injury management. In addition, some attributes of nurses were examined for associations with intention to seek the help of a consultant.

KEY WORDS: help seeking, nurse consultant, pressure injury, community nursing, spinal cord injury

Julie Bundz, RN, MRehab, CNC, Spinal Outreach Team, Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia
Sarita Schuurs, BPhty, Research Officer, Spinal Outreach Team, Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital,
Queensland, Australia
Melissa Kendall, BSc (Psych), M Human Services, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Human Services & Social Work, Griffith University
Senior Research Officer, Transitional Rehabilitation Program, Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia
Delena Amsters, BPhty(Hons), MPhty, Senior Research Officer, Spinal Outreach Team, Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia

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The Cancer Nurse Coordinator Service in Western Australia: perspectives of specialist cancer nurse coordinators
In Western Australia the cancer nurse coordinator (CNC) role is unique, state wide and situated in nursing. It requires the domains of clinical expert, resource consultant, educator, change agent, researcher and advocate to facilitate seamless coordination of care for patients across metropolitan, rural and remote geographical areas of Western Australia. This study examined the role, function and impact of CNCs from the perspective of coordinators themselves.

KEY WORDS: cancer care coordination, cancer nursing, psychosocial care, specialist cancer nurse, service delivery

Professor Leanne Monterosso, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia
Violet Platt, RN, BSc (Hons), MNursing, Co-Director and Director of Nursing -WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network, East Perth, Western Australia
Professor Meinir Krishnasamy, BA, RGN, Dip N, MSc, PhD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Professor Patsy Yates, Head of School of Nursing and Director, Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
Associate Professor Caroline Bulsara, BA, Grad Dip Ed Studies, PhD, Research Coordinator, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Fremantle, Western Australia

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The transition of overseas qualified nurses and midwives into the Australian healthcare workforce
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the key elements to consider when developing and implementing strategies to enhance the transition of overseas qualified nurses and midwives (OQNMs) into the Australian healthcare clinical practice environment.

KEY WORDS: Overseas qualified nurses, transition, Australian healthcare, support, nursing practice

Se Ok Ohr, RN, BNSc, MHlthMgt, MACN, Nurse Manager, Nursing and Midwifery Services, Hunter New England Local Health District, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Doreen Holm, RN. RM, GradCertIR, MHRM, Nurse Manager, Nursing and Midwifery Services, Hunter New England Local Health District,
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Sue Brazil, RN, RM, MN(Research), BN, MACN, Nurse Manager, Nursing and Midwifery Services, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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Being a fellow patient to a critically ill patient leads to feelings of anxiety – an interview study
To explore in-patients’ experiences being a fellow patient to patients who become critically ill.

KEY WORDS: Qualitative study, fellow patients, anxiety, patient interaction and professional support

Jannie Laursen, RN, Ma, PhD, Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark
Trine Bonnevie Lundby, Nursing Head of Unit, RN, Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark
Anne Kjaergaard Danielsen, Research Nurse, PhD, RN, Ma(ed), MaClN, Department of Surgery, University of Copenhagen, DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark
Jacob Rosenberg, Professor, MD, DMSc., Department of Surgery, University of Copenhagen, Dk-2730 Herlev, Denmark

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Male or Nurse what comes first? Challenges men face on their journey to nurse registration
This paper aims to provide an account of the first phase of a qualitative longitudinal study that explored the initial challenges men in nursing face to become registered. What is known is that men, a minority group within nursing, face the usual challenges of all new nurses in their quest to register as nurses. In addition, they have added pressures that hinder their quest due to being male.

KEY WORDS: male nurse, intimate touch, nurse image, marginalisation, role misconceptions

Dianne Juliff, Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, RN, RM, MSc(Nursing), The University of Notre Dame, Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Doctor Kylie Russell, Doctor of Philosophy, RN, MHlthSc(Education), The University of Notre Dame, Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Associate Professor Caroline Bulsara, Doctor of Philosophy (Primary Health Care), BA (Hons) English and American, Grad Dip Education
Research Coordinator, The University of Notre Dame, Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia.

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Exploring infant deformational or positional plagiocephaly prevention and management by Maternal Child Health Nurses and Paediatric Physiotherapists
To explore Maternal Child Health (MCH) nurses’ and Paediatric Physiotherapists’ (Physiotherapists) experience with infant deformational or positional plagiocephaly (plagiocephaly).

KEY WORDS: Plagiocephaly, infant, maternal child health nurse, paediatric physiotherapist

Elizabeth N. Williams, MPhysio, PhD Candidate, Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital), The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Professor Mary P. Galea PhD, Professorial Fellow, Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital), The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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