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    Contemporary Nurse (2013) PMID 23473227

    We also provide an overview of relevant issues to consider, including thesis marking and discuss some of the practicalities to make the most of higher degree opportunities....
  2. Marginalised mothers: lesbian women negotiating heteronormative healthcare services.

    Contemporary Nurse (2013) PMID 23438576

    Abstract Lesbian mothers share mainstream existence with other mothers by virtue of their motherhood, but remain marginalised by their non-heterosexual identity. This paper will draw on the qualitative findings of a recent Australian study that examined the experiences of lesbian mot...
  3. Parent satisfaction with early parenting residential services: a telephone interview study.

    Contemporary Nurse (2012) PMID 23066685

    Abstract Early parenting residential units provide a child and family health support and education service for parents experiencing parenting difficulties. An ongoing concern of nursing staff and management is whether the parenting knowledge and skills gained are translated into sust...
  4. Comparing written and oral approaches to clinical reporting in nursing.

    Contemporary Nurse (2012) PMID 22721164

    Abstract Patient safety is compromised if vital clinical information is not available to all members of the healthcare team. Therefore, it is important to understand the differences between patient information found in nursing documentation and information presented at clinical nursi...
  5. Evaluating the effect of self-awareness and communication techniques on nurses' assertiveness and self-esteem.

    Contemporary Nurse (2012) PMID 22721165

    Abstract The effect of a course on self-awareness and communication techniques on nursing students' assertiveness and self-esteem was examined. The Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory were used to measure assertiveness and self-esteem in second-year st...
  6. Feeling let down: An exploratory study of the experiences of older people who were readmitted to hospital following a recent discharge.

    Contemporary Nurse (2012) PMID 22551270

    Three main themes emerged including: being left out, being cared for and feeling let down. Conclusion: While this study was undertaken in only one hospital with only three older people the findings provide valuable insight into their experiences. Nurses need to be proactive in ensuring and promoting...
  7. Closing the gap: nurses and midwives making a difference. FAU - Usher, Kim

    Contemporary Nurse 37(1):3 (2011) PMID 21842560

  8. Using Te Tiriti O Waitangi to identify and address racism, and achieve cultural safety in nursing.

    Contemporary Nurse (2012) PMID 22721163

    I will analyse and discuss how nurses can challenge and reduce racism at interpersonal and institutional levels, and improve Māorihealth outcomes by understanding and using cultural safety in nursing practice and understanding Te Tiriti O Waitangi....
  9. Nurse perceptions of the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes: an exploratory study.

    Contemporary Nurse (2012) PMID 22551288

    We conducted an exploratory survey using a convenience sample of nurses attending a three day nursing practice conference. Nurses with postgraduate degrees and those with a clinical main work role had higher mean scores for the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes. Nurses reported that pressur...
  10. Assessing Nursing Clinical Skills Competence through Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for Open Distance Learning Students in...

    Contemporary Nurse (2012) PMID 22551261

    The findings revealed that 14% of the nurses had level four competence, which indicated that they could perform the tasks correctly and complete. However, 12% failed the OSCE, even though they had more than ten years experience in nursing and post basic qualifications. Inter-rater reliability was 0....