THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 34 ISSUE 3

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Assessing the effectiveness of clinical education to reduce the frequency and recurrence of workplace violence
This study assessed the effectiveness of clinical education to identify patients with a high risk for violence and to reduce the frequency of violent incidents. Data were gathered from the direct care staff and from records of violent/aggressive incidents which occurred on two adult medical wards at a teaching hospital in Western Australia.

KEY WORDS: Workplace violence, high risk for violence, pro-active management, clinical education

Jillian Adams, PhD, MSc, BAppSc, RN, Staff Development Educator (Research), Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia
Alex Knowles, Dip MH, Staff Development Educator (Management of Aggression), Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia
Garry Irons, BN, RN, Staff Development Educator (Management of Aggression), Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia
Alison Roddy, BSc, Cert OSH, RN, Staff Development Educator (Management of Aggression), Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia
John Ashworth, RN, Staff Development Nurse (Management of Aggression), Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia

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The impact of clinical placement model on learning in nursing: A descriptive exploratory study
Learning in the clinical setting is an essential component of nursing education. Two common models of clinical learning place students in facilities using either block or distributed approaches. The aim of this study was to examine nursing students’ perceptions of the impact of block versus distributed model of clinical placement on their learning experience.

KEY WORDS: Curriculum; nursing; nursing education; nursing students; professional role; placement

Professor Melanie Birks, RN, PhD, FACN, Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Tracy Bagley, RN, BNSc, Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Dr Tanya Park, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Camilla Burkot, MPH, Research Officer, Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Professor Jane Mills, RN, PhD, FACN, Pro Vice Chancellor, College of Health, Massey University, New Zealand

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Can patients and their caregivers boost identification of HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND)?
HIV associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) may be difficult to identify as signs and symptoms (S&S) are nonspecific. This study was a nurse led prospective observational multi-site study using a quantitative design to ascertain whether people living with HIV and their caregivers using a self reflective tool could identify S&S of HAND.

KEY WORDS: People living with HIV, HIV associated neurocognitive disorder, mild neurocognitive disorder, caregiver

Denise Cummins, RN , MPH, GCertPC, GCertONCNurs, GCertCN, GCertHIVNurs, Clinical Nurse Consultant HIV Disease, Sydney District Nursing Service,Redfern, NSW, Australia
Kenneth Murray, RN, MNurs(ClinLead), GCertMntlHlthNurs, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Maroubra Community Mental Health Service, Maroubra, NSW, Australia
Gary Trotter, RN, RM, GDipHSc, Clinical Nurse Consultant HIV Disease, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
Assoc Prof Marijka Batterham, MMedStat MSc(Nutr&Diet) PhD AdvAPD AStat, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Loretta Healey, BSocWk, GradDipSHC, Senior Counsellor, RPA Sexual Health, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
A/Prof Catherine C O’Connor, MB.BS(Hons), DrPH, MM, FAChSHM, FRACGP, DRACOG, Director Sexual Health Service, Exec Clinical Director Community Health, Camperdown, NSW Australia


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Australian undergraduate nursing students’ opinions on mental illness
To determine second year Bachelor of Nursing students’ opinions on mental illness and relationship with demographic data for the purpose of curriculum development.

KEY WORDS: competencies, forensics, mental health, nursing

Rebecca Millar, RN, RMHN, MNurs (MH) (UniMelb), PDip Forensic Behavioural Science (Monash), PDipNurs (MH) (UniMelb), BNurs (Deakin), PDipLegalPrac (ANU), LLB (VicUni), Grad. Cert. Tertiary Ed., PhD (Candidate), Victoria University, St. Albans, Victoria, Australia

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A review for Australian nurses: Cannabis use for anti-emesis among terminally ill patients in Australia
The objective of this article is to describe the potential benefits of medicinal cannabis in emesis control and the position of nurses looking after palliative patients who are on medicinal cannabis treatment in Australia.

KEY WORDS: Medicinal cannabis; symptom management; antiemetic drug; nursing care; palliative care; cannabinoids

Alex Chan, RN, BN, MN, MEd, University of Tasmania, School of Health Sciences, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
Luke Molloy, RPN, MN (Hons), University of Wollongong, School of Nursing, Shoalhaven, NSW, Australia
Joy Pertile, RN, MN, APN (USA), University of Tasmania, School of Health Sciences, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
Miguel Iglesias, BSc, MSc, PhD, University of Tasmania, School of Health Sciences, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia

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Promoting student belongingness: 'WANTED' - the development, implementation and evaluation of a toolkit for nurses
Literature suggests that the need to belong influences health and well-being, behavioural, emotional and cognitive responses. This paper describes the impending development and validation of a toolkit for nurses to create the experience of belongingness with a team approach, for student nurses undertaking a clinical placement.

KEY WORDS: Belongingness, clinical environment, toolkit, nurses, student nurses, Delphi method.

Chris King, RN BSc(Hons), PhD Candidate, Fremantle Hospital, Frementle, Western Australia
Dr Kylie Russell, BN, MHSc (Ed) PhD, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australiaoa
Assoc Professor Caroline Bulsara, BA(Hons), GradDipEd Studies, PhD, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia

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