THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 28 NUMBER 3

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The Team Leader Model: an alternative to preceptorship
To improve the clinical practice environment for student nurses through an increased understanding of the relationships and of the situations in which that practice occurs.

Key Words: Students, graduates, supervision

Kylie Russell, RN, MRCNA, BA Nsg, MHSc(Ed), University of Notre Dame, Australia (Fremantle) – School of Nursing, Clinical Coordinator; Fremantle Hospital and Health Service – Clinical Nurse Manager (former Undergraduate Coordinator), Western Australia. kprussell@iinet.net.au
Ann Hobson, RN, MRCNA, Cert Paed Nsg, Grad Cert in Nsg Ed, Fremantle Hospital and Health Service – Undergraduate Coordinator, Western Australia.
Professor Robin Watts, RN, FRCNA, DipNEd, BA, MHSc, PhD, Professor of Nursing, Curtin University of Technology, Director of WA Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery, Western Australia.

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Nursing and midwifery research grants: profiling the outcomes
To profile the outcomes of nursing and midwifery research that was conducted as a result of a research grant program administered by a nursing and midwifery regulatory authority in Australia between 1996 and 2010.

Key words: Nursing and midwifery research, research funding, evidence based practice.

Susan Gledhill, RN, RM, MHA, BHA, Senior Health and Performance Officer, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. susan.gledhill@ahpra.gov.au
Janine Mannix, Administration Officer, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Jannine_mannix@health.qld.gov.au
Ross MacDonald, RN, MBA, JD, FRCNA, Past Executive Officer, Queensland Nursing Council, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. ross_macdonald@bigpond.com
Gordon Poulton, RN M. Hlth Sc. GD Adv Nsg. MRNCA, Director of Accreditation, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council, Canberra, Australia. gpoulton@anmc.org.au

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The adaptation of probation period of employment on the Aboriginal nursing graduates in Taiwan
The purpose of this study was to explore the adaptation of probation period of employment on Taiwanese aboriginal nursing graduates in health care institutions.

Key words: aborigines, employment, new graduates, nursing education, adaptation

Whei-Mei Jean Shih, RN, MS, Nursing Instructor, Chang-Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C. Wen-Hua 1st Road, Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan. Nursing PhD Candidate, National Taipei University of Nursing and Sciences, Taiwan. jeanshih@gw.cgit.edu.tw
Lee-Ing Tsao, RN, DNS, Professor, National Taipei University of Nursing and Sciences, Taiwan. leeing.tsao@gmail.com
Ying-Mei Liu, RN, MS, Nursing Instructor, Chang-Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan. Doctoral nursing student, Chang Gung University, Taiwan. ymliu@gw.cgit.edu.tw
Su-Hui Chuang, RN, MS, Assistant Instructor, Chang-Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan. shchuan@gw.cgit.edu.tw
Hsiang-Chun Lee, RN, MS, Nursing Instructor, Chang-Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan. cathylee@gw.cgit.edu.tw

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Preferred models of cardiac rehabilitation in rural South Australia from a health consumer’s perspective
To investigate preferred models of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in rural South Australia from a health consumer’s perspective.

Key words: Cardiovascular disease, cardiac rehabilitation, secondary prevention, preferred models, rural, health consumer perspective

Tracey M Wachtel, RN, MNg, Grad Cert HD Nursing, CACCN Trauma Cert, PhD Candidate, MRCNA, Lecturer in Nursing, Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery, South Australia, Australia. tracey.wachtel@flinders.edu.au

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Content validity of the ResCareQA: An Australian residential care quality assessment based on resident outcomes
To determine the face and content validity of the Residential Care Quality Assessment (ResCareQA) developed to fill the current gap in quality assessment tools within the Australian residential aged care system. The ResCareQA contains 24 questions across four domains: Resident Health (seven questions), Personal Care (five questions), Resident Lifestyle (five questions) and Care Environment (seven questions), and allows the easy calculation of 36 clinical indicators for an overall assessment of quality in the residential care setting.

Key words: Ageing, residential care, quality of care, validity, Delphi process

Dr Mary Courtney, RN, BA, MHP, PhD, Dean - Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia Okanagan, University Way Kelowna, Canada. Mary.Courtney@ubc.ca
Dr Maria O’Reilly, BOccThy, MOccThy, PhD, Senior Research Assistant, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia. m2.oreilly@qut.edu.au
Prof Helen Edwards, RN, DipAppSc, BA, PhD, Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Queensland, Australia. h.edwards@qut.edu.au
Dr Stacey Hassall, BA (Psych), PostGradDipProfPsych, MOrgPsych, PhD, A/Manager Evidence (Research), Disability, Community Care Services and Multicultural Affairs Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Stacey.Hassall@Communities.qld.gov.au

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Senior clinical nurses effectively contribute to the pandemic influenza public health response
To describe the experience of engaging senior clinical nurses as surge staff in a pandemic public health response and determine the effect of an on-line training package and exercise participation on these individuals’ perceptions and confidence of being deployed during an influenza pandemic.

Key words: Influenza pandemic, public health surge workforce, biopreparedness, public health emergencies

Kirsty Hope, BSc, GDip.Clin.Epi, M.App.Epi, Epidemiologist / Research Fellow, Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle Institute of Public Health, University of Newcastle, Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia. Kirsty.hope@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Peter D Massey, RN.BN, GCPH, Program Manager Health Protection, CNC, Hunter New England Population Health, Adjunct Senior Lecturer School of Health, University of New England, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. peter.massey@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Maggi Osbourn, RN.BN. GDip Legal Studies. Dip App Sci (Community Health Nursing), Clinical Nurse Consultant. Hunter New England Population Health, Hunter New England Area Health Service, Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia. maggi.osbourn@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
David N Durrheim, DrPH, MPH&TM, MBChB, FAFPHM, FACTM Service Director and Conjoint Professor of Public Health Medicine, University of Newcastle and Director of Health Protection, Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia. david.durrheim@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Christopher D Kewley, BNSc, MHN, Area Director of Nursing and Midwifery and Associate Conjoint Professor of Nursing, Hunter New England Health and University of Newcastle, New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia. chris.kewley@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Catherine Turner, BHlth Sc(Nurs), GCert Hlth Sc (Educ), GCert Hlth Sc (Clinical Data Management), Nurse Manager, Clinical Practice and Policy, Hunter New England Health and University of Newcastle, New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia. catherine.turner@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

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Premenstrual syndrome and management behaviors in Turkey
To reveal the ways women experience their symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and how they cope with these symptoms.

Key words: Premenstrual syndrome; PMS; management; women

Sibel Öztürk, PhD, Atatürk University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Department of Public Health Nursing, Erzurum, Turkey. sibelc-06@hotmail.com
Derya Tanrıverdi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Gaziantep University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Gaziantep, Turkey. deryalper@hotmail.com
Behice Erci, PhD, Professor, Atatürk Üniversity, Faculty of Health Sciences. Department of Public Health Nursing, Erzurum, Turkey. behiceerci@hotmail.com

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What is psychosocial care and how can nurses better provide it to adult oncology patients
This paper explores psychosocial care; the potential barriers, how nurses provide it, utilise assessment tools and the impact, issues and benefits of providing effective psychosocial care.

Key words: psychosocial care, oncology, communication, assessment

Melanie Jane Legg, RN, GradCertPH, GradDip Nursing Science (Oncology), Registered Nurse, St Andrews Hospital, South Australia.

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