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The art of clinical supervision: its development and descriptive mixed method review
The Health Workforce Australia Clinical Supervision Support Program Discussion Paper (2010) highlighted the education deficits of health professionals responsible for the clinical supervision of students. This research aimed to develop, implement and evaluate a new education program for nurses to assist in the development of knowledge and attitude to supervise students whilst on clinical practicum.

KEY WORDS: clinical supervision, nursing clinical placements, belongingness, learning theory, attitude theory.

Dr Kylie Russell, RN, BN, MHSc (Ed), PhD, A/Associate Dean and Postgraduate Coordinator, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Professor Selma Alliex, RN, MSc (Nursing), PhD, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of Fremantle Campus, The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Dr Heather Gluyas, RN, BSc, Grad Cert Mgt, M Serv Admin, D. Nursing, Adjunct Associate Professor, The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

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Home oxygen therapy assessment for COPD patients discharged from hospital: Respiratory NP Model of Care
The research aim was to examine the impact of the introduction of the Chronic Respiratory Disease Nurse Practitioner (CRD NP) Model of Care (MOC) on the assessment for short term oxygen therapy (STOT), provision of care, and patient outcomes for patients discharged with oxygen therapy post an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

KEY WORDS:home oxygen therapy, COPD, hypoxia, discharge, nurse practitioner.

Toni Hall, Respiratory Nurse Practitioner, DipHSc, BHSc, MNNP, CCRN, Hospital Admission Risk Program, Bendigo Health, Bendigo,Victoria, Australia
Dr Robert Champion, BSc(Hons), DipEd, PhD (Monash) Department of Mathematics and Statistics, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Kathleen Tori, Emergency Nurse Practitioner, BHSc, MHSc, MNP, CCRN, GradDip VET, MACN, MACNP. Department of Rural Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

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The role of advance care planning in end-of-life care for residents of aged care facilities
This report will present the case of an elderly woman with rapidly declining health admitted to hospital from a nursing home. It will discuss benefits of advance care planning for residents of aged care facilities who have expressed opinions/wishes regarding their end-of-life care, and identify barriers, varying legal status, the need for documentation of discussion outcomes specifying residents’ wishes, and the importance of education and expert support for nursing staff.

KEY WORDS: Advance Care Planning, Advance Care Directive, nursing homes, residential aged care facilities, end-of-life, dying with dignity.

Allyson Waird, B.Nurs, MN (Clinical/Acute Care), RN, JP, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
Elaine Crisp, RN, BN(Hons), PhD, Lecturer, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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Key milestones in the operationalisation of professional nursing ethics in Australia: a brief historical overview
To provide a brief historical overview of the achievement of key milestones in the development of mechanisms for operationalising professional nursing ethics in Australia; examples of such milestones include: the publication of the first Australian text on nursing ethics (1989), the provision of the first Australian national distance education course on nursing ethics for registered nurses (1990), the adoption of the first code of ethics for Australian nurses (1993), and the commissioning of the first regular column on nursing ethics by the Australian Nurses Journal (2008).

KEY WORDS: nurses, ethics, nursing ethics, history of nursing, Australia

Megan-Jane Johnstone, PhD, BA, RN, FACN, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia

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A nurses’ guide to mixed methods research
This article provides a breakdown of the components of mixed methods research methodology. The intention of the article is to simplify the terminology and process of mixed methods research to enable novice readers of research to have a better understanding of the language and concepts involved. The Survey method, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, will be used to explain the principles of mixing methods.

KEY WORDS: research methodology, qualitative research, quantitative research, mixed methods, triangulation, evidence based practice (EBP)

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

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