VOLUME 28 NUMBER 1
Reasons for entering and leaving nursing: an Australian regional study
Key words: Nurses, retention, recruitment, career choice, survey
Senior Research Fellow, The University of Southern Queensland, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
An analysis of nurses’ views of harm reduction measures and other treatments for the problems associated with illicit drug use
Key words: illicit drugs, nurse, education, harm reduction, abstinence
Dr Rosemary Ford, RN, RM, BHthMgt, GradDip Public Health, GradCert Addictions Studies, GradCert Higher Ed, Master Nursing, PhD, Postgraduate Coordinator Master of Health Science (Clinical Practice), School of Nursing & Midwifery, Australian Catholic University Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. email@example.com
Models of health service delivery in remote or isolated areas of Queensland: a multiple case study
This paper reports on models of health service delivery in remote or isolated areas of Queensland.
Key words: Health Care; Hospitals; Nurses; Primary; Remote Consultation; Rural; Rural Health Services
Dr Melanie Birks,
PhD, RN, BN, MEd, FRCNA,
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria, Australia.
Registered nurses’ opinions about patient focused care
The aim of the present study was to investigate registered nurses’ (RN) opinions about the organisational change to patient focused care (PFC).
Key words: Patient focused care, nurse opinions, nursing care delivery model, management
Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden and Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Section of Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Casualisation in the nursing workforce – the need to make it work
The aim of this paper is to highlight some of the challenges faced by the nursing profession in response to increased casualisation of its workforce and why the presence of casualisation needs to be viewed in a positive light.
Key words: nursing workforce; non‑standard work; casualisation; flexibility
Mrs Susanne Becker,
RN, MN, Grad Dip Nursing, BN, BTeach (Adults), PhD Scholar, MRCNA,
Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, City East Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Nursing double degrees: a higher education initiative in times of nursing shortages
The aim of this paper is to raise awareness of nursing double degrees (DD) and pose questions about their possible impact on nursing shortages.
Key words: Double degrees, nursing shortages, nursing education
RN, RM, BHlthSc(Nurs), Grad Dip Cont Ed, MN, MPET.,
Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia.
Nursing education: reducing reality shock for graduate Indigenous nurses – it’s all about time
Since the decision to transfer nurse education to tertiary institutions in 1984, there have been many follow up inquiries to assess if the issues around training, including the inadequate preparation for the stresses of work, had in fact been addressed. This paper aims to highlight a range of specific strategies explored and implemented during the delivery of a Bachelor of Nursing program in an attempt to improve the retention of Indigenous nursing students and to generate a more enhanced educational preparation for future nursing students.
Key words: Indigenous Australian nurses, maximum clinical practice hours, reality shock, intensive theory delivery.
RN, MNLead, BNurs(Hon), BNurs, AssDipAppSci(Lab Biol), CertIVA&WT,
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community and Primary Care Services, Palmerston Community Care Centre, Palmerston Health Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Nurse practitioners are well placed to lead in the effective management of delirium
To acknowledge the detrimental impact that delirium continues to have on an individual and at the system level in an Australian acute inpatient setting and highlight the potential role that nurse practitioners can play in evidenced based prevention and management.
Key words: Delirium, Nurse Practitioner, Australia, Acute care hospital
RN, Grad Cert CC, Grad Dip H M’ment,Grad Dip PH, MRCNA.,
Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Candidate,
Northeast Health, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia.
Scope of emergency nurse practitioner practice: where to beyond clinical practice guidelines?
The aim of this paper is to discuss some of the issues around continuing development of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) role in a Victorian metropolitan Emergency Department (ED) setting. More specifically the discussion will consider the evolving clinical practice of the ENP in relation to clinical practice guidelines (CPG) and optimal utilisation of ENP skills and expertise.
Key words: Emergency nurse practitioner, scope of practice, clinical practice guidelines, fast-track
Grainne Lowe, MN, BN(Hons), Cert Emerg Nsg, RN, Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Emergency and Trauma Centre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
Challenges for midwives: pregnant women and illicit drug use
The purpose of the paper is to introduce illicit drug use as a societal problem and describes the response of the Australian Government. Specifically the paper examines the use of illicit drugs by pregnant women and the role of midwives in supporting these women throughout pregnancy and birth.
Key words: Illicit drugs, pregnant, midwives, antenatal care
RN, MSocSci (MCHN), Grad Cert Midwifery, Grad Cert Family Studies, HVCert (Lond), PhD candidate,
Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria, Australia.