THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 27 NUMBER 4

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Development and validation of a novel approach to work sampling: a study of nurse practitioner work patterns
This methodological paper reports on the development and validation of a work sampling instrument and data collection processes to conduct a national study of nurse practitioners’ work patterns.

Glenn Gardner, RN PhD, Professor of Clinical Nursing, Queensland University of Technology and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. ge.gardner@qut.edu.au
Anne Gardner, RN BA MPH PhD, Professor of Nursing – Tropical Health, James Cook University and Townsville Health Service District, Townsville, Australia. Anne.gardner@jcu.edu.au
Professor Sandy Middleton, RN BAppSc (Nursing) MN PhD, Professor of Nursing Research, St Vincents and Mater Health, Sydney, Director, National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research (NaCCOR), Nursing and Midwifery, Australia, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia. Sandy.middleton@acu.edu.au
Michelle Gibb, RN NP MWound Care MNrsgSc(NP), Project Coordinator – Phase Two, Australian Nurse Practitioner Project, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Michelle.gibb@qut.edu.au
Professor Phillip Della, RN RM BAppSc MBus PhD, Professor of Nursing, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. p.della@curtin.edu.au
Professor Christine Duffield, RN PhD MHP BScN DNE DipCompDirector, Professor of Nursing and Health Services Management, Director of Centre for Health Services Management, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Christine.duffield@uts.edu.au

Key words: Advanced practice nursing; health service research; nurse practitioner; work sampling

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Nursing resource implications of the unoccupied bed
To explore the specific factors that impact on nursing resources in relation to the ‘unoccupied bed’.

Bronwyn Collins, Nurse Manager, Workforce Planning and Management Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia.
Lesley Fleming, AOM, Executive Director of Nursing Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia.
Bette-Anne Hine, Nurse Unit Manager, Surgical and Perioperative Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia.
Johanna Stephenson, Midwifery and Nurse Manager, Women’s and Newborn Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia.
Kate Veach, Nurse Manager, Internal Medicine services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia.
Sue Anderson, Nurse Manager, Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia.
Tim Mawson, Manager, Workforce Planning and Management Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia.
Joan Webster, Nursing Director, Research, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia. joan_webster@health.qld.gov.au

Key words: unoccupied bed; nursing management; healthcare costs; nursing time.

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Trends in workplace violence in the remote area nursing workforce
The objective is to assess incidence of workplace violence in the remote area nursing workforce and to compare present data to data collected 13 years previously.

Tessa Opie, B. Psych (Hons.) PhD Candidate, Centre for Applied Psychological Research, University of South Australia, City East Campus, Adelaide, South Australia. Tessa.Opie@postgrads.unisa.edu.au
Sue Lenthall, RN, B. Ad Teach, MPH&TM, Project Manager, Back from the Edge Study, Centre for Remote Health, a joint centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
Professor Maureen Dollard, PhD, Director, Centre for Applied Psychological Research, University of South Australia, City East Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.
Professor John Wakerman, MBBS, MTH, FAFPHM, SACRRM, Director, Centre for Remote Health, a joint centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
Professor Martha MacLeod, RN, BA, MA, PhD, Chair, School of Nursing, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada.
Associate Professor Sabina Knight, RN, MTH, Remote Health Practice, Centre for Remote Health, a joint centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
Professor Sandra Dunn, RN, ADN, BN, MScN, PhD, FRCNA, Director, Graduate School for Health Practice, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, Northern Territory.
Greg Rickard, RN, PhD, Principal Nursing Adviser, Northern Territory Department of Health and Families.

Key words: Remote Area Nurse, Workplace Violence, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Views and attitudes of nursing students towards ageing and older patients
The objective of this study was to determine the views and attitudes of nursing students towards ageing and older patients.

Sevilay Senol Celik, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Science, Nursing Department 06100 Ankara, Turkey. sevilay@hacettepe.edu.tr
Sevgisun Kapucu, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Science, Nursing Department 06100 Ankara, Turkey.
Zahide Tuna, MSN, RN, Research Assistant, Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Science, Nursing Department 06100 Ankara, Turkey.
Yeliz Akkus, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, University of Kafkas, Kars School of Health Kars, Turkey.

Key Words: Older patient, nursing student, ageing, attitudes.

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Attendance at outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: is it enhanced by specialist nurse referral?
Strength of physician recommendation is the principal predictor of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (CR) participation. Since nurses spend more time with inpatients than physicians, recommendations by nurses may be significant. This study sought to determine which health care provider recommendations were independently associated with CR attendance.

Natalie A. Johnson, BEd, GradDipHlthSocSci, PhD, Lecturer, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia. Natalie.Johnson@newcastle.edu.au
Kerry J. Inder, BN, GradDipClinEpi, PhD, Lecturer, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia. Kerry.Inder@newcastle.edu.au
Amanda L. Nagle, BSc(Hons), PhD, Heartmoves Program Manager, NSW Division Heart Foundation, Kotara, New South Wales, Australia.
John H. Wiggers, BA(Hons), PhD, Director, Population Health, Hunter New England Health. Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle. Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia.

Key words: coronary disease, rehabilitation, outpatients, nurses.

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A university clinic: an innovative model for improving clinical practice
This paper discusses interprofessional learning through interdisciplinary collaboration between undergraduate nursing and podiatry students at a university based cardiovascular screening clinic.

Paul Warner, RN; BAEd; MEd; PhD Candidate, Lecturer in Nursing, Faculty of Science, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, Australia. pwarner@csu.esdu.au
Dr. Herbert Jelinek, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science, School of Community Health, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, Australia.
Professor Patricia M Davidson, RN, PhD, Professor of Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute for Palliative and Supportive Care Research Australia, Curtin University of Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Chippendale, NSW, Australia.

Key words: Nursing, interprofessional learning, interdisciplinary collaboration, undergraduate student, research, community screening, clinical skills.

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Advanced nursing practice: a futures model derived from narrative analysis of nurses’ stories
To present a model of advanced nursing practice based on a narrative analysis of advanced practice stories provided by nurses.

Karen Kucera, RN, BSc, MNurs, Practice Nurse; Tutor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Karen.Kucera@newcastle.edu.au
Isabel Higgins, PhD RN FRCNA FCN, Professor of Nursing, Older Person Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle & Nursing & Midwifery Centre for Practice, & Opportunity and Development CPOD Hunter New England Area Health Service. University Drive, Callaghan, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. isabel.higgins@newcastle.edu.au
Margaret McMillan, PhD RN FRCNA FCN OAM, Conjoint Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, Newcastle NSW. Margaret.Mcmillan@newcastle.edu.au

Key words: advanced, nursing, practice, roles, futures model, narrative analysis.

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Historical imagination and issues in rural and remote area nursing
Using issues in rural and remote area nursing as the example, this paper explores how nurses can use their historical imagination in considering professional issues today.

Pamela J. Wood, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. pamela.wood@vuw.ac.nz

Key words: nursing history, rural and remote area nursing, bush nursing, recruitment, historical imagination.

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Building research capacity in the nursing workforce: the design and evaluation of the nurse researcher role
The Nurse Researcher Project (NRP) was initiated to support development of a nursing research and evidence based practice culture in Cancer Care Services (CCS) in a large tertiary hospital in Australia. The position was established and evaluated to inform future directions in the organisation.

Raymond Chan, RN, BN, MAppSc (Research), Nurse Researcher, Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Qld, Australia. Raymond_Chan@health.qld.gov.au
Glenn Gardner, RN, PhD, Professor of Clinical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Qld, Australia/ Director, Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Qld, Australia.
Joan Webster, RN, BA, Nursing Director, Research, Centre for Clinical Nursing, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Qld, Australia.
Alanna Geary, RN, BN, MHlthSc, Nursing Director, Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Qld, Australia.

Key words: Capacity building, cancer care, evidence based practice, nursing research, nurse researcher.

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