THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 29 NUMBER 2

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Occupancy data: unravelling the mystery
The main purpose of this study was to clarify the method used to calculate bed occupancy rates.

Key words: Bed occupancy; nursing workload; nursing resources

Johanna Stevenson, BN, RN, RM, Midwifery and Nurse Manager, Women’s and Newborn Services. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Susan Anderson, BN, RN, Nurse Manager, Cancer Care Services. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Kate Veach, BN, Grad Cert Health Management, RN, Nurse Manager, Internal Medicine Services. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Bette-Anne Hine, Grad Cert Neuroscience Nursing, RN, Nurse Unit Manager, Surgical and Perioperative Services. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Joan Webster, BA, RN, Nursing Director Research. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University. Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Queensland. Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queensland University of Technology. joan_webster@health.qld.gov.au
Lesley Fleming, M. Health Serv. Mgt, RN, Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery Services. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Sonya Osborne, PhD, RN, Nurse Manager, Research Translation and Practice Innovation. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queensland University of Technology.

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Measuring ‘magnetism’ in Australian nursing environments
The aim of this research project was to use the NWI-R:A tool to measure the organisational features that impact on ‘magnetism’ in Australian health facilities.

Key words: nursing attraction and retention, magnet hospitals, Nursing Work Index–Revised: Australian (NWI-R:A).

Joanne Joyce-McCoach, RN, Ba Nursing, Grad Dip HSc (Health Education), Ma Nursing, Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Wollongong. Enrolled in PhD Nursing, University of Wollongong. joanne_joyce@uow.edu.au
Professor Patrick Crookes, RN, RNT, Cert.ed, BSc (Nurs), PhD, Head of Department of Nursing, University of Wollongong. patrick_crookes@uow.edu.au

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Interaction between primary health care professionals and people who are overweight or obese: A critical review
To identify through a review of the literature how primary health care professionals interact with people who are overweight or obese.

Key Words: Obesity, men, primary health care professionals, interaction

Matthew A.F. Walsh, RN, BN, BSc (Biomed Sc), MN, Grad Cert PTT, Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. m.walsh@ballarat.edu.au
Kathleen M. Fahy, RM, PhD, FACM, Professor of Midwifery, Head of Discipline, Southern Cross University, Tweed Heads Campus Lakeside, NSW, Australia. kathleen.fahy@scu.edu.au

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OVoiD delirium and improved outcomes in acute care. Introducing a model of care
In this article three aspects of prevention/management will be available at a glance to nursing staff – the key personnel who manage this difficult area in aged care.

Key words: Acute Hospital, Delirium, Improved Patient Outcomes, Management Strategies, Multifaceted, Prevention

Anne Hoolahan, MA, GradDipApSc-Gerontology, GradDipHlthSc-Nursing, DipTeach, Clinical Nurse Consultant – Dementia, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, Australia. ahoolaha@nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au

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Enhancing facilitation skills through a practice development Masterclass: the other side of the rainbow
Professional impact and practice based outcomes of an inaugural Practice Development Facilitation Masterclass, for facilitators of Practice Development activity in Victoria, Australia, is presented. The Masterclass educational program format is designed to incorporate experiential learning strategies with individual transformation as an explicit goal. The program structure is underpinned by critical social science and delivered through a co-operative inquiry approach. Evidence of personal and professional transformation, identified as a consequence of participation in the Masterclass is reviewed, as we aim to share the ‘other side of the rainbow’, as a symbol of participant’s transformation during the Practice Development Facilitation Masterclass experience.

Key words: Facilitation, practice development, co-operative inquiry, (individual, team and organisational) transformation

Sally Hardy, Professor of Mental Health and Practice Innovation, City University London; Adjunct Professor, Monash University Melbourne Australia; Visiting Professor, Canterbury and Christchurch University England; Honorary Professor of Nursing, University College Hospital, London. Sally.Hardy.1@city.ac.uk
Danielle Bolster, Director of Nursing Workforce Development, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Teresa Kelly, Formally at the Centre of Psychiatric Nursing, Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia.
Joan Yalden, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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