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Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal
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ISSN (Online) 2202-7114
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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Ratios for aged care campaign launch: Fight for aged
           care ratios launched across nation
    • Abstract:
      Aged care workers and community advocates turned out in force at rallies across the country last month as the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) officially launched its national campaign pushing for mandated staff ratios in the sector.

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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Butler, Annie
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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - News
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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - World
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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Chronic crisis: Burden of chronic disease on
           preventable deaths
    • Abstract: Moore, Michael
      Despite being a wealthy, developed country, Australia's levels of chronic disease, amongst its population, is soaring, devastating millions of lives, and potentially crippling the health system. Yet a great deal of this disease burden is preventable. Jessica Gadd investigates what lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the chance of developing chronic diseases, and what nurses are doing to assist in disease prevention.

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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Policy engaging nurses and midwives with
           evidence-based healthcare
    • Abstract: Peters, Micah D J
      Research and At the February 2018 Australian Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting, state and territory leaders met to discuss future national public hospital funding and healthcare reform. Key strategic areas were focussed on including the need to drive best practice and performance in healthcare using data and research.

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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Stroke (cerebrovascular accident)
    • Abstract:
      A stroke occurs when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to one or more blood vessels in the cerebral circulation. This then disrupts oxygen supply to brain tissue.

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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Changes needed to employment laws
    • Abstract: McCarthy, Andrew
      Two recent decisions of the Fair Work Commission demonstrate the need for significant changes to employment laws in Australia. While in both decisions the tribunal made improvements to employment conditions for working people, it was prevented by the existing rules from providing more than marginal gains.

      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:42:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Mitigating influenza
    • Abstract: Kemme, Louise
      What is influenza'

      Influenza is a contagious respiratory virus. The virus, which has the greatest impact during winter, causes time off work for many Australians. It can also lead to hospitalisation, resulting in deadly consequences for some.

      As it can affect any population in any setting, it is important for all nurses to understand how it is spread, diagnosed, treated, and prevented. This article highlights our current understanding of influenza and what the Australian healthcare system can do to mitigate this seasonal illness.

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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - An experience with open disclosure
    • Abstract: Martin, Bethaney
      I had been familiar with the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights that outlines the rights of healthcare consumers, such as the right to receive open and timely communication (ACSQHC 2012) for many years. However, I had little knowledge of National Standard 1 Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations, Criterion 1.16 and its expectation that the clinical workforce is trained in open disclosure (ACSQHC 2012, pp. 20).

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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Concern of older people falling
    • Abstract: Marcus, Seng Giap; Wilson, Amanda; O'Brien, Anthony Paul
      Carers' falls concern is an important psychological factor associated with the care recipients' falling. Further, 90% of carers of older people are concerned about them falling again (Faes et al. 2011).

      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:42:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Working with grief: Experiences of nurses working in
           acute hospital settings after the death of a patient in their care
    • Abstract: Meller, Nikki; Hatcher, Deborah; Parker, Deborah; Sheehan, Athena
      The majority of nurses enter into the healthcare profession on the premise that they contribute to alleviating patient pain, suffering and preventing death. But when faced with a patient who has died, a nurse's clinical goals and expectations are potentially unmet, and can lessen the opportunity for personal and professional growth (Papadatou 2009).

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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Nursing students' clinical performance on placement:
           Voices from clinical facilitators
    • Abstract: Rojo, Jacqueline; Hunt, Leanne
      The clinical learning environment experienced by undergraduate nursing students during clinical placements form an integral component of nursing education (Bisholt et al. 2014), to connect theory with practice, and develop the clinical skills necessary to transition into graduate practice as a registered nurse (Cooper et al. 2015). The clinical facilitator, also known as clinical instructor, supervisor or preceptor plays a pivotal role in this learning experience by supporting, supervising and monitoring students' clinical capabilities by benchmarking against industry standards and expectations.

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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - New simulated hospital environment for students
    • Abstract:
      A new nursing and midwifery campus based at Deakin University's School of Nursing and Midwifery Geelong campus will provide students with state-of-the-art simulated hospital wards and other clinical spaces.

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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Clinical placements in nursing and midwifery -
           challenging the status QUO
    • Abstract: MacLean, Debbie; Morton, Judy; Birks, Melanie; Smithson, John; Smyth, Wendy; Nagle, Cate
      Demand for undergraduate nursing and midwifery placements and provision of quality clinical experience is an ongoing issue within Australia (Anderson et al. 2016; HWA 2014). In tackling this issue, Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS), accepted the challenge co-designing an innovative model in partnership with James Cook University to develop a sustainable supportive clinical supervision model that rethinks how and where clinical placement support is provided. The new model was underpinned by a deliberate move away from a facilitated student model.

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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Calendar
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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Mail
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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - It's time to change the rules
    • Abstract: Sharp, Lori-Anne
      As my children have grown into teenagers, I have encouraged them to seek part-time work that fits around their schooling, so I was pleased when my eldest daughter found a part-time job last year. Casual wages for a fifteen year old in the food retail industry are low, but the appeal of working on the weekends to obtain weekend penalty rates was attractive and the hours conveniently fit in with school commitments.

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  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Factors impacting on the success of clinical learning
           - a student and nurse educator perspective
    • Abstract: Barry, Sinead; Martin, Chris
      Clinical placement provides an opportunity for student nurses to consolidate their clinical skills and apply their theoretical knowledge into practice (Siggins Miller Consultants 2012).

      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:42:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Cynthea Wellings
    • Abstract:
      Registered nurse Cynthea Wellings started up Ausmed Education for nurses and midwives over 30 years ago. The business has gone from strength to strength, educating nurses and midwives across the country. The following is an interview with Cynthea.

      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:42:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Preparing the nursing workforce for mobile learning
           at point of care
    • Abstract: Mather, Carey Ann; Cummings, Elizabeth Ann; Gale, Fred
      The growth of mobile technology in healthcare environments in Australia has outpaced the governance arrangements related to accessing and using mobile devices for learning at point of care (Mather et al. 2017).

      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:42:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 11 - Directory
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  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Butler, Annie
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  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Directory
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  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - News
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  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - World
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  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Rise of homelessness feature
    • Abstract: Tuddenham, Liz
      Despite being a wealthy country, homelessness in Australia is on the increase. According to the latest Census older women and young people are the most vulnerable, while growing overcrowding in group accommodation is becoming commonplace. As winter hits, Cathy Beadnell examines the reasons for homelessness and the significant work nurses are doing to address the issue.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Men's preconception healthcare
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Anthony
      While engaging all men in a meaningful conversation about health is important, to target men when they are younger and before they start a family, is perhaps more advantageous and opportunistic.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - From bedroom to crime scene
    • Abstract: Starr, Linda
      The media and professional literature continue to raise concerns regarding the care of older Australians, particularly vulnerable adults.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Late career change pays dividends
    • Abstract: Fedele, Robert
      Remote Area Nurse Greg Smith was nearing 50 when he was retrenched from his long-time job in the IT industry and suddenly found himself searching for a new career.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Imminent birth education program
    • Abstract: Connell, Jane
      Most women in Queensland give birth in hospitals with maternity services, however, given the nature of birth and with contracture of birthing in many rural and remote services, some women present to hospitals when birth is imminent and where staff may not have had education or training to respond safely.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Pressure injuries are not inevitable
    • Abstract: Bryce, Julianne; Foley, Elizabeth; Reeves, Julie
      Hopefully by now you are aware the ANMF is running a national campaign to have staffing ratios established across the aged care sector - public and private residential facilities.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Remembering nurses: Who have died in the service of
           others
    • Abstract: Manning, Jennifer; Shields, Linda
      November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. There have been many commemorations already this year for those who have lost their lives, with women leading the Anzac Day marches. In Bathurst, New South Wales (NSW), a commemorative service held in February honoured and remembered nurses who have lost their lives in the service of others.

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  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Research
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  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - HIV - is that still a thing': Nursing workshop
           says "yes!"
    • Abstract: Tomkins, Maggy; Cummins, Denise; Smith, Maggie
      The HIV Nursing Practice Workshop began in 1996 by a group of nurse educators and consultants who realised that most of the available HIV education was at a basic level, aimed at reducing stigma and ensuring nurses understood risks of transmission and prevention through Standard Precautions. Nothing was available for specialised nurses caring for people with HIV.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Calendar
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  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Nursing and midwifery leader never to be forgotten
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  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Care experiences and unmet needs of lesbian, gay, and
           bisexual people with cancer: Systematic review summary
    • Abstract: Peters, Micah DJ; Lisy, Karolina; Schofield, Penelope; Jefford, Michael
      Nurses provide a significant proportion of clinical care for people who are affected by cancer and are also important sources of information, non-clinical care, and support. Following a cancer diagnosis, distress, uncertainty, depression, and anxiety may impact upon peoples' lives. For particular segments of the community, however, the negative experiences associated with cancer and its treatment can be amplified by other social and cultural factors.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Reading between the lines of an adult sepsis pathway:
           Why and how nurses can initiate change
    • Abstract: Kabil, Gladis; Alexandrou, Evan; Hatcher, Deborah; McNally, Stephen
      Nurses are acclaimed critical thinkers practising in numerous specialties such as emergency departments where patients regularly present with life threatening conditions requiring timely intervention by nurses.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Toward kinder places
    • Abstract: Penman, Joy; Malik, Gulzar
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Research into midwifery mentorship: The challenge of
           exploring reluctant mentors' perspective of their role
    • Abstract: Gray, Michelle
      Midwives have a professional responsibility to support midwifery students and facilitate learning opportunities, which enable them to grow in confidence and competence.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Iodine supplement use: During pregnancy and lactation
           in the Illawarra born study
    • Abstract: Lucas, Catherine Jane; Charlton, Karen; Townsend, Michelle; Stanford, Jordan; Kelly, Megan A; Baafi, Mercy; Grenyer, Brin FS
      In Australia, bread contains iodised salt to prevent mild iodine deficiency, however this is insufficient to meet increased requirements during pregnancy and lactation.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Beyond a textbook: Using lived experience of recovery
           from mental illness as a teaching tool
    • Abstract: Bocking, Julia; Happell, Brenda; Scholz, Brett; Platania-Phung, Chris
      Mental health nursing continues to struggle to be seen as a valuable and rewarding career choice. It's been described as the 'brussel sprouts' course; often unpalatable to students, despite its importance.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Looking back to understand what lies ahead: Students'
           visual journey
    • Abstract: Anolak, Helena; Tilbrook, Vanessa; Gum, Lyn
      Learning through reflection allows nursing and midwifery students the opportunity to identify knowledge deficits leading to greater clinical competency (Embo et al. 2014; Mamede and Schmidt 2004).

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Hold high the standard
    • Abstract: Penman, Joy; Tighe, Josie
      One of the challenges faced by nursing students is learning medical/nursing terms. These terms are unfamiliar, formal, technical, and complex (Strube, Thalluri, and Kokkinn, 2004). Learning them however is imperative because the majority of the study of nursing consists of learning new words.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Capability in nursing
    • Abstract: Bromley, Patricia
      Registered Nurses in Australia must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) professional standards. These standards define the practice and behaviour of nurses and midwives in Australia. Standard 3 states the Registered Nurse 'Maintains Capability for Practice' (NMBA 2016). However, the NMBA Standards do not define Capability.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - The influence of international nursing placements on
           cultural competence and career planning
    • Abstract: Gower, Shelley; Dantas, Jaya AR; Duggan, Ravani; Boldy, Duncan
      International clinical placements are being increasingly included in undergraduate nursing programs in universities to prepare nurses to work with diverse cultures within their own country, and globally (Turale 2015). However little is known about their enduring impact.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 26 Issue 1 - Diabetes, palliative and end of life care: Information
           to support shared decision-making
    • Abstract: Dunning, Trisha; Martin, Peter; Orford, Neil; Orellana, Liliana
      The Victorian Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) (2017) highlighted the importance of planning for end of life care.

      PubDate: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:00:49 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Butler, Anne
      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Spotlight on the harsh reality of suicide in
           Australian nursing homes
    • Abstract:
      Nursing home residents who took their own lives most commonly died from hanging (31.9%), falls from height (17%) and plastic bag asphyxia (14.2%).

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Stress And bullying among chief concerns for Nurses
           And Midwives
    • Abstract:
      Workplace issues including stress, bullying, harassment and burnout have emerged as the leading concerns among the nation's nurses and midwives who accessed the confidential Nurse & Midwife Support (NM Support) service within its first year of operation.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Upsurge in people living with dementia
    • Abstract:
      Australia's peak body representing people living with dementia is calling on impacted individuals, families and carers to turn to its support services as latest figures show 425,000 people live with dementia nationally and 250 people are developing the condition each day.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Global nursing campaing aims to empower nurses to
           maximise influence
    • Abstract:
      Australia's contribution to a landmark three-year global campaign dubbed Nursing Now that is striving to improve health and lift the profile of nursing will focus on pushing for greater access to healthcare

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Women in health connect over leadership aspirations
    • Abstract:
      A wide cross-section of women working in the health system gathered in Melbourne on International Women's Day last month to build on their leadership skills at the National Health Sector Women's Leadership Summit.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Pregnancy care guidelines updated
    • Abstract:
      A revised version of the Pregnancy Care Clinical Practice Guidelines has been released by the Australian Government Department of Health.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Time for action on gender pay gap
    • Abstract:
      As the world celebrated International Women's Day last month ANMF Federal Vice President Lori-Anne Sharp advocated for workplace gender equality and greater recognition of the economic value of unpaid care at a breakfast held by the Geelong Women Unionists Network to mark the occasion.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Investment in mental health services for children
           crucial
    • Abstract:
      Australia must invest more in mental health services for children from birth to age 12 following the release of new data showing increased levels of psychological distress and suicide rates among people during early adulthood.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Global Canada global
    • Abstract:
      The world's largest international event for nurses will be held in Singapore next year and focus on exploring ways in which the profession can help to achieve universal healthcare and address the social determinants that impact health.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Ged Kearney snatches victory In batman by election
    • Abstract:
      Former Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) Federal Secretary Ged Kearney is on her way to Federal Parliament after securing an underdog victory for Labor in the Batman by-election last month.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - New codes of ethics for nurses and midwives
    • Abstract:
      International codes of ethics have come into effect for Australian nurses and midwives.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Earlier palliative care at home: Linked to fewer
           hospital admissions midwives
    • Abstract:
      Dying patients who receive palliative care earlier at home are admitted to hospital fewer times at the end of their lives, raising questions about time restrictions placed on accessing community based palliative care in some parts of the world, according to new research led by Curtin University.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Salary: Sliding into poverty on the minimum wage
    • Abstract: Richards, Debbie
      Each year the Fair Work Commission (FWC) conducts an Annual Wage Review (AWR) and makes a decision on whether or not to provide an increase in the minimum rates of pay in all modern Awards including the Nurses Award and the Aged Care Award.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Encouraging cald communities to consider tissue and
           organ donation
    • Abstract:
      The Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia (FECCA) is encouraging culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to make use of updated communication tools about organ tissue donation.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - The broad value of professional indemnity insurance
    • Abstract: Fedele, Robert
      In 2010, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) set registration standards making it mandatory for all health practitioners in the 14 professions regulated under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act to have appropriate professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements in place in relation to their practice.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Older patient specialling: A call for a consistent
           approach
    • Abstract: Cook, Jacquelene J; Palesy, Debra; Lapkin, Samuel; Chenoweth, Lynn
      People over 65 years of age are now the major consumers of acute health services (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2017). This population presents with multiple co-morbidities and is susceptible to further complications during hospitalisation.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - How many more Australian healthcare workers have to
           sustain a needlestick injury before safety engineered devices become
           routine
    • Abstract: Murphy, Cathryn
      A decade has now passed since the annual number of needlestick injuries (NSIs) among Australian healthcare workers (HCWs) was identified as more than 18,500 per year.1 At the same time calls were made for widespread policy reform including routine NSI monitoring and mandated use of safety engineered devices (SEDs)

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Disseminating research into the real world
    • Abstract:
      One of ANMF's priorities this year is to boost its research capacity to provide better evidence to influence national health and aged care policy. The ANMF has appointed a National Policy Research Adviser, Dr Micah Peters to help deliver these outcomes. Natalie Dragon profiles Dr Peters and discovers his vision for nursing research.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Forgotten members of society deserve better
    • Abstract:
      South Australian carer Brigitte gets emotional at the thought of her residents not receiving the care they pay for and deserve

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Ratios for aged care campaing launch
    • Abstract:
      The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) will officially launch its unprecedented public awareness campaign calling on federal politicians to legislate staff ratios in aged care as a matter of urgency on 12 May, International Nurses Day.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Cultural safety and Implications for building staff
           capacity: Snapshot of Findings from a study with nurse academics
    • Abstract: Doran, Frances; Wrigley, Beth
      Culturally safe care provides better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Nurses and midwives, the largest professional group employed within the healthcare system, have the capacity to contribute significantly improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Women's health
    • Abstract:
      The World Health Organization (WHO) defines sexual health as "a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence". There are many facets to sexual health and one of these is women's health.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Climate and health alliance: Our climate, our health
    • Abstract:
      As part of its 'Our Climate, Our Health', campaign, CAHA has an online petition through which health professionals can email their local Members of Parliament, and an advocacy toolkit for health professionals to use in lobbying their local MPs for action on climate change.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - My story as a nurse, and as a mother and carer of
           someone with CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
    • Abstract: Rodriquez, Sue
      As my beautiful daughter slowly limps up the hallway, I stand and wait for her to reach me so I can hold her in a motherly hug (because, as we all know, a motherly hug can fix most anything), but as she stops in front of me and I reach out to hug her, she flinches and says, "Don't touch me."

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Books [Book Review]
    • Abstract:
      Review(s) of: Live and laugh with Dementia 2nd edition by lee-fay low rrp: $29.99 publisher: exisle publishing ISBN: 978-1-925335-72-9; Understanding Autism By professor katrina Williams and professor Jacqueline roberts Rrp: $34.99 Publisher: exisle publishing Isbn: 978-1-925335-71-2; The eczema detox By karen fisher Rrp: $34.99 Publisher: exisle publishing Isbn: 978-1-925335-53-8; Gene genius By dr margaret smith with Sue williams Rrp: $29.99 Publisher: harlequin Enterprises australia Isbn: 978-1-74369-298-1

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Agents of change: Nurses and midwives tackle climate
           change head on
    • Abstract: Gadd, Jessica
      The impact of climate change on the health of Australians and people around the globe are fast becoming evident. Lives are being lost at an increasing rate while adding significant economic burden to already financially crippled healthcare systems. Yet despite politicians stagnating to address the issue, healthcare professionals, including nurses and midwives, are tackling climate change head on

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 9 - Retirement from nursing: Knowing when the time has
           come
    • Abstract: Allott, Shirley
      There is research on nursing retention and on the value of older nurses in the workforce but how does an older nurse know when the time has come to retire'

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:02:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - News
    • PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Butler, Annie
      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Directory
    • PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - World
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  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - The importance of cultural safety not a privilege
    • Abstract: Bryce, Julianne; Foley, Elizabeth; Reeves, Julie
      Following two years of extensive consultation by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) the new codes of conduct for nurses and midwives have been released. These revised codes have an important new inclusion: the principle of cultural safety.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Aged care crisis
    • Abstract: Fedele, Robert
      The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is launching a national campaign pushing for legislated staff ratios in aged care on 12 May, International Nurses' Day. The 'More Staff For Aged Care' campaign is calling on federal politicians to make aged care providers accountable for their use of taxpayers' money by mandating safe staffing ratios and ensuring elderly nursing home residents get the care they need and deserve. Robert Fedele examines the aged care crisis.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Mental health triage and assessing risk
    • Abstract:
      Almost half of Australian adults will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. The tutorial, 'Mental Health Triage and Assessing Risk', available on the ANMF's Continuing Professional Education (CPE) website, is provided to enable nurses and midwives to appropriately assess risk and to assign appropriate mental health triage categories and patient management strategies.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Hazards in the workplace
    • Abstract:
      Protecting yourself and your patients against workplace hazards is an essential part of the job for any nurse, midwife or carer. This month the ANMJ looks at aspects of physical hazards and emotional hazards to nurses, midwives and carers as well as hazards to the patient.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - An unsatisfactory finding
    • Abstract: Starr, Linda
      The introduction of electronic health records (EHR's) has created both hope and angst amongst healthcare professionals and the courts. On the one hand EHR's promise improved access to patient data on demand which in turn will improve the quality of healthcare.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Undertaking research: On the role of assessing health
           complaints about practitioners
    • Abstract: Nicholls, Annmaree; Traynor, Victoria
      In 2010 Australia moved to a National Registration scheme for registered health professionals including nurses and midwives. This resulted in the establishment of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) that sets National policy and professional standards and state and territory Boards that manage notifications/ complaints about nurses, midwives and students. The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law sets out how the Boards and in NSW Councils are to be constituted and operate. The Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) supports the Boards in their regulatory operation and maintains the National Register of nurses, midwives and students of the professions. However, in NSW the NSW Nurses and Midwives Council (NSW NMC) performs the role of managing complaints/ notifications about nurses, midwives and students and the Health Practitioner Council Authority (HPCA) supports them in their regulatory function.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Research
    • Abstract:
      Midwives should open up conversations about foetal baby movements during pregnancy to help inform women and possibly prevent the tragedy of stillbirth.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Self-determination and therapeutic recreation:
           Implications for personal recovery among people living with mental illness
           
    • Abstract: Taylor, Ellie K; Moxham, Lorna; Perlman, Dana
      Mental health professionals in Australia have a responsibility to provide recovery oriented care. The Australian Department of Health's (2013) 'National Framework for Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services: Guide for Practitioners and Providers' states this involves the maximisation of opportunities for self-determination.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Calendar
    • PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Emotional intelligence: Can help regional nurses
           maintain their mental wellbeing
    • Abstract: Hurley, John; Hutchinson, Marie; Kozlowski, Desiree
      One of the challenges to nurses' mental wellbeing is that the heavy workloads they experience can limit opportunities to deliver satisfying compassionate care (Bogossian et al. 2014).

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - From researched to researchers: Involving consumers
           as collaborators in mental health research
    • Abstract: Bocking, Julia; Scholz, Brett; Happell, Brenda
      Australian mental health policy is very clear that consumers must be active participants in the design, implementation, development and evaluation of mental health services.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Older people who exercise: Have better mental health
    • Abstract: Middleton, Rebekkah; Moxham, Lorna; Parrish, Dominique
      People with higher levels of physical activity report enhanced mental health (Law et al. 2014). In contrast, low levels of exercise can in turn lead to waning of physical and mental health, along with a decreased social network, as sedentary behaviours become the norm (Valencia, Stoutenberg & Florez, 2014). This is particularly so in older people.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Mental health is a human right
    • Abstract: Ryan, Kim
      Although considerable progress has been made over recent years, human rights infringements against people experiencing mental illness still occur. This may be through involuntary treatment and containment; the politicisation of mental health; and discrimination borne from stigma (United Nations, 2017).

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Forensic mental health: The transition for registered
           nurses
    • Abstract: Kinghorn, Grant; Halcomb, Elizabeth; Froggatt, Terry; Thomas, Stuart
      Joining a new healthcare organisation is often a stressful experience due to the unfamiliarity of the new environment and work group. A recent literature review of registered nurses moving into new clinical environments suggested that nurses experience various challenges in adapting to new clinical areas (Kinghorn et al. 2017).

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Nurse education and the military veteran
    • Abstract: Finnegan, Alan; Currie, Jane; Ryan, Teresa; Steen, Mary
      No occupation is more dangerous than serving in a nation's armed forces, where service-personnel may face atrocious conditions and events. Some experience mental health problems including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and anxiety. The spouse and children are exposed to frequent moves, and endure long periods separated from a partner or parent.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - A national priority: Improving the physical health of
           people living with mental illness
    • Abstract: Roberts, Russell; Ryan, Kim; Burmeister, Oliver; Maylea, Chris
      Many people who are diagnosed with a mental illness live healthy and long lives, but many more will suffer poor health and early death. People diagnosed with a mental illness will die on average 14-25 years earlier than the general population (Erlangsen et al. 2017). In 2018 this is an appalling statistic.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Increasing awareness about postnatal depression in
           mothers of NICU infants
    • Abstract: Riches, Fiona; Hazelton, Michael; Maguire, Jane
      Postnatal depression affects 10-15% of new mothers, however in certain populations, heightened risk factors can elevate that rate by as much as 50%.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Mental health emergencies: Are our remote and
           isolated workforce practiced and prepared'
    • Abstract: North, Amanda
      Access to mental health services within rural and remote Australia is limited, with increasing remoteness the availability of mental health professionals decreases (AIHW 2015).

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - General nurse professional peer in mental health
    • Abstract: Cooling, Michelle
      My name is Michelle Cooling and I have been a registered nurse for 14 years. I work for Country Health SA at South Coast District Hospital (SCDH) in Victor Harbor.

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 25 Issue 10 - Reflective practice: Understanding ourselves and our
           work
    • Abstract: Sharp, Lori-Anne
      Do you regularly engage in reflective practice' Is reflective practice encouraged at your workplace or amongst your peers' Does your workplace offer clinical supervision'

      PubDate: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:29:54 GMT
       
 
 
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