THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 35 ISSUE 1

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Graduate nurses’ experience of feedback, support and anxiety: a pilot study
The aims of this study were to investigate the association between feedback and anxiety, while also exploring the feedback and support experiences of graduate nurses.

KEY WORDS: feedback, support, graduate nurse, anxiety, experiences

Isabelle Gardiner, BNurs, BAppSc(Psych)(Hons), Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Dr Jade Sheen, B.App.Sc (Psych)(Hons), MClinFamTh, GCHE, DPsych(Health), Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia

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Potential drug–drug interactions in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: a cohort study
To evaluate the potential drug interactions in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in the remission induction period of treatment.

KEY WORDS: drug interaction; polypharmacy; precursor cell lymphoblastic leukaemia-lymphoma; neoplasms; paediatrics

Daiana Carvalho Soccal, RN, MSc, University Hospital of the Federal University of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazi
Wendel Mombaque dos Santos, RN, PhD, University Hospital of the Federal University of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Prof Marli Matiko Anraku de Campos, PHAR, PhD, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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Antipsychotic use for behaviours by persons with dementia in residential aged care: the relatives’ perspectives
To explore relatives’ experience, knowledge and perceptions of challenging behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) and association with antipsychotic use for persons with dementia in residential aged care.

KEY WORDS: relatives, dementia, behaviours, antipsychotics, residential aged care

Dr Anita De Bellis, RN MN PhD, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Dr Sandra L Bradley, RN MResearch PhD, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Dr. Lily Dongxia Xiao, RN MN PhD FACN, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Dr Ingrid Belan, PhD, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Mr Tim Wallace, National Manager Severe Behaviour Response Team, HammondCare, Sydney, NSW, Australia


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The Art of Clinical Supervision: the Traffic Light System for the Delegation of Care
The Traffic Light System for the Delegation of Care was developed as a tool to assist student nurses and their allocated clinical supervisor on clinical shift, to determine their scope of practice for the delivery of patient care.

KEY WORDS: clinical supervision, delegation of Care, student nurse, clinical teaching

Kylie Russell, PhD, MHSc(Ed), BN, RN, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia
Sarah Williamson, BN, RN, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia; The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia
Ann Hobson, GradCert NsgEd, Dip Nsg, RN, Western Australian Department of Health (retired)


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A nurses’ guide to ethical considerations and the process for ethical approval of nursing research
A sound knowledge of the ethical principles that guide nursing practice and research are essential for any researcher. This article provides discussion regarding the principles as well as the history behind ethical practice in the construction of nursing research. The article also breaks down the process for achieving ethical consent and includes a simplified framework to guide the process of seeking ethical approval.

KEY WORDS: ethics, ethical practice, nursing research, ethics committees, evidence-based practice (EBP)

Rebecca (Becky) Ingham-Broomfield, RN (NSW), ENB249 Cardio-Thoracic Nursing (London), Cert.Ed, Dip.Nurs. (London), BSc. (Hons), MSc (Health Psychology), Armidale Rural Referral Hospital, Armidale, NSW, Australia

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Assessment and management of acute pain in older people: barriers and facilitators to nursing practice
The aim of this review was to examine the pain management practices of nurses, and identify barriers and facilitators to the assessment and management of pain for older people, within the acute hospital setting.

KEY WORDS: pain, ageing, older person, acute, nurse

Sally Fitzgerald, RN, BN, PGDipHealSc(Nursing), MHealSc(Nursing – Clinical)(Credit) (Otago), Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
Henrietta Tripp, DipNS(CPIT), BN(Massey), PGDipHealSc(Nursing), MHealSc (Distn.), PhD Cand. (Otago), University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
Gillian Halksworth-Smith, BA(Hons)(Sheff), MN(Wales), MSc(Glam), PGPC(Dist)(Wales), RN, RM

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