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  1. Undergraduate nursing students' perspectives on clinical assessment at transition to practice.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(2-3):272 (2015) PMID 26956057

    Assessment of clinical competence requires explicitly defined standards meeting the national standards of the nursing profession. This is a complex process because of the diverse nature of nursing practice. To explore the perceptions of final-year undergraduate nursing students regarding clinica...
  2. Person-centred care: an overview of reviews.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(2-3):107 (2015) PMID 26866531

    Existing evidence suggests that a person-centred approach can improve coordination and access to health care and services. This overview sought to: (1) identify and define components of person-centred care; (2) explore nursing and health-care provider behaviours that are person-centred; and (3) ...
  3. Practising on plastic people: Can I really care?

    Contemporary Nurse 51(2-3):257 (2015) PMID 26998795

    This study evaluated the experiences of undergraduate student nurses with high-fidelity Human Patient Simulation Mannequins (HPSMs) and their perceptions of empathy. An exploratory case-study method was used to investigate the literature on empathy and the use of high-fidelity mannequins in nurs...
  4. The "Strengthening Nursing Culture Project" - an exploratory evaluation study of nursing students' placements within Aboriginal Medical Services.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(2-3):245 (2015) PMID 26850674

    Cultural awareness and cultural competence have been the focus of the transcultural nursing literature that has explored the roles and responsibilities of nurses in their care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Cultural immersion programs, upholding cultural safety and cultural hu...
  5. The efficacy of cold-gel packing for relieving episiotomy pain - a quasi-randomised control trial.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):26 (2015) PMID 26058405

    This study evaluated the effectiveness of cold-gel packing on episiotomy pain among postpartum women who had normal spontaneous deliveries. A quasi-randomised control trial was conducted in a maternity ward of a regional teaching hospital in northern Taiwan. Seventy postpartum women were recruit...
  6. Status of nurse staffing and nursing care delivery in Pudong, Shanghai.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):104 (2015) PMID 26045059

    To evaluate nurse staffing levels and nursing care delivery in adult general medical or surgical wards of hospitals in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. Rapid economic development and improved Chinese living standards have spurred increased demands for high-quality health care. Thus, the q...
  7. Mental health recovery: lived experience of consumers, carers and nurses.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):1 (2015) PMID 26041103

    Background Mental health recovery is a prominent topic of discussion in the global mental health settings. The concept of mental health recovery brought about a major shift in the traditional philosophical views of many mental health systems. Aim The purpose of this article is to outline the res...
  8. Effect of parity on healthy promotion lifestyle behavior in women.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(2-3):267 (2015) PMID 26256226

    Health-promoting lifestyle behaviors are not only for the prevention of a disease or discomfort, but are also behaviors that aim to improve the individual's general health and well-being. Nurses have an important position in the development of healthy lifestyle behaviors in women. The aim of thi...
  9. Breaking traditions of practice: workforce challenges in implementing disability service standards within purpose-built accommodation for younger adults.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(2-3):169 (2015) PMID 26242573

    Inadequate community housing and support for adults under 65 years with complex health needs often leads to residential aged care placement. In 2006, Australian government authorities funded a range of supported housing alternatives for younger adults requiring access to 24-hour support includin...
  10. A game of snakes and ladders: negotiating the 'ups and downs' of endorsement as a nurse practitioner in Australia.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(2-3):139 (2015) PMID 26414672

    Australian legislation supporting the nurse practitioner (NP) role was enacted in 1998. Since then, NPs have played an important advanced practice role within the interdisciplinary healthcare team. However, the literature suggests that transition to the NP role can be challenging. This paper hig...
  11. Sensitivity of FRAMINGHAM, PROCAM and SCORE models in Turkish people with Type 2 diabetes: comparison of three cardiovascular risk calculations.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(2-3):183 (2015) PMID 26503421

    To determine the cardiovascular risk factors according to the Framingham, PROCAM and SCORE models, to evaluate the 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, and to compare the suitability of different models in Turkish Type 2 diabetes patients. Risk factors and the 10-year CVD risk in 2...
  12. The establishment of the Triple I (Hub), an intake, information and intervention hub.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(2-3):227 (2015) PMID 26552597

    An integrated intake, information and intervention service, Triple I (Hub) was evaluated against its goal to be streamlined, co-ordinated and patient focussed. The integrated service co-located six previously disparate services, often accessed by the same patients and healthcare professionals. T...
  13. Nurses' experiences of the hospitalisation of their own children for acute illnesses.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(2-3):274 (2015) PMID 26340162

    The hospitalisation of a child is a stressful event for parents. Parents who are also nurses may face additional challenges not encountered by other parents; yet, scant attention has been given to this issue in the literature. To explore the experiences of Nurse-Parents whose children were hospi...
  14. EN2RN - transitioning to a new scope of practice.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(2-3):196 (2015) PMID 26513692

    In Australia, newly graduated registered nurses enter the workforce and a number of these have previous experience as enrolled nurses. For all newly graduated registered nurses, transitioning to the new role can be challenging. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of enrolled nur...
  15. Nursing as career choice: perceptions of Turkish nursing students.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):5 (2015) PMID 26073696

    Students' perceptions of nursing influence their choice of nursing as a career and whether they remain in the profession. The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of entry-level male and female nursing students and the reasons for choosing nursing as a career. A qualitative approach ...
  16. Mediating role of critical thinking disposition in the relationship between perceived barriers to research use and evidence-based practice.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):16 (2015) PMID 26393340

    Despite the importance of critical thinking in clinical and educational settings, little is known about its role in evidence-based practice (EBP). This study examined whether critical thinking disposition (CTD) mediates the relationship between perceived barriers to research use and EBP in clini...
  17. Social support as a predictor of diet and exercise self-efficacy in patients with coronary artery disease.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(2-3):188 (2015) PMID 27030520

    This study examined the role of social support and other factors in relation to exercise and diet self-efficacy in Chinese patients with coronary heart disease in Hong Kong. A cross-sectional study was conducted on a convenience sample identified from two cardiac rehabilitation centers. Eighty-f...
  18. A systematic review and meta-analysis of dressings used for wound healing: the efficiency of honey compared to silver on burns.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(2-3):121 (2015) PMID 27027667

    Honey has the antibacterial effect of silver without the toxic effect of silver on the skin. Even so, silver is the dominant antibacterial dressing used in wound healing. To evaluate the healing effects of honey dressings compared to silver dressings for acute or chronic wounds. A systematic rev...
  19. Nurses' perspectives on nurse-coordinated prevention programmes in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a pilot survey.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):96 (2015) PMID 26572788 PMCID PMC4784499

    Secondary prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD) is increasingly provided by nurse-coordinated prevention programs (NCPP). Little is known about nurses' perspectives on these programs. To investigate nurses' perspectives/experiences in NCPPs in acute coronary syndrome patients. Thirteen nur...
  20. Developing a research agenda for nursing and midwifery: a modified Delphi study.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):83 (2015) PMID 26565131

    We sought to ascertain the nursing and midwifery research priorities at a large private tertiary hospital in Australia. A modified Delphi technique with two rounds of questionnaires. The first round survey was distributed to 448 nurses and midwives with a 19.2% (n=86) response rate. Due to a low...