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  1. Intimate partner violence and women's health and wellbeing: impacts, risk factors and responses.

    Contemporary Nurse 46(2):170 (2014) PMID 24787250

    Women have approximately a one in four chance of experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). Those who do are at increased risk of developing physical and mental health problems including traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disord...
  2. Piloting of an oral health education programme and knowledge test for midwives.

    Contemporary Nurse 46(2):180 (2014) PMID 24787251

    Research shows limited emphasis being placed on oral health by midwives in Australia and the need for further education in this area. The study aim was to pilot a midwifery oral health education programme and knowledge test and identify any flaws in its content and design. Twenty-two midwives fr...
  3. N²E: Envisioning a process to support transition from nurse to educator.

    Contemporary Nurse 46(2):242 (2014) PMID 24787258

    Rising health inequities, continuing nursing shortages, and overlooked professional development needs of nurse educators are three important issues facing nursing in Australia. This paper argues for an innovative and proactive strategy that could transform the nurse education workforce into one ...
  4. The Cochrane collaboration - a 20-year celebration.

    Contemporary Nurse 46(2):148 (2014) PMID 24787247

  5. Clinical teaching competence inventory for nursing preceptors: instrument development and testing.

    Contemporary Nurse 46(2):214 (2014) PMID 24787255

    The aim of the study was to develop and test the psychometric properties of an instrument which measures clinical teaching competencies of nursing preceptors. It is necessary to investigate what kinds of teaching competencies are required in modern, more student-centered higher education teachin...
  6. The reality of hospitalisation: stories from family members of their hospital experience for adolescents and young adults living with and dying from cancer.

    Contemporary Nurse 46(2):150 (2014) PMID 24787248

    Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with cancer are being disadvantaged within the present health care system. Some of the factors identified as leading to this disadvantage include medical issues specific to AYAs with cancer, delay in diagnosis, fragmented services, lack of access to clinical t...
  7. Creativity and power: a qualitative, exploratory study of student learning acquired in a community nursing setting that is applied in future settings.

    Contemporary Nurse 46(2):225 (2014) PMID 24787256

    Nursing students undertake clinical placements in a wide range of clinical areas as part of their preparation for professional practice, offering students the opportunity to learn about the clinical context and the work that nurses do. This descriptive study explores the implicit learnings that ...
  8. Critical care nurses' perception of nursing error and its causes: a qualitative study.

    Contemporary Nurse 46(2):206 (2014) PMID 24787254

    Nurses' perceptions of nursing error could affect their professional practice. The aim of the study was to explore critical care nurses' perceptions of nursing error and its causes. This was a qualitative study in which 12 critical care nurses were recruited through purposive sampling. The data ...
  9. Do practice nurses have the knowledge to provide diabetes self-management education?

    Contemporary Nurse 46(2):234 (2014) PMID 24787257

    Practice nurses are ideally positioned to provide key aspects of self-management education to a large majority of people with diabetes within a primary care setting. However, practice nurses have seldom had comprehensive training in this field and consequently their role may have limitations. A ...
  10. Providing culturally congruent care for Saudi patients and their families.

    Contemporary Nurse 46(2):254 (2014) PMID 24787260

    This article aims to increase an awareness of caring for Saudi families by non-Saudi nurses to improve their understanding of culturally competent care from a Saudi perspective. Healthcare providers have a duty of a care to deliver holistic and culturally specific health care to their patients. ...