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OBTAINING HIGHER RESEARCH DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS: KEY STRATEGIES TO CONSIDER.
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....
Marginalised mothers: lesbian women negotiating heteronormative healthcare services.
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...
Parent satisfaction with early parenting residential services: a telephone interview study.
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...
Comparing written and oral approaches to clinical reporting in nursing.
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...
Evaluating the effect of self-awareness and communication techniques on nurses' assertiveness and self-esteem.
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...
Feeling let down: An exploratory study of the experiences of older people who were readmitted to hospital following a recent discharge.
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...
Closing the gap: nurses and midwives making a difference. FAU - Usher, Kim
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Older Adults Relocating to Residential Aged Care.
Consistent with the grounded theory method, the initial objectives of exploring the participants' nursing home relocation experience focused on the pathways they had taken en route to nursing homes and the strategies used to bring their cultures with them. Conclusion: Participants made little sugges...
Negotiating: Experiences of Community Nurses When Contracting with Clients.
Abstract A community nurse is required to have excellent interpersonal, teaching, collaborative and clinical skills in order to develop effective individualised client care contracts. Using a descriptive qualitative design data was collected from two focus groups of fourteen communit...
Audio Teleconferencing: Creative Use of a Forgotten Innovation.
Abstract As part of a regional School of Nursing and Midwifery's commitment to addressing recruitment and retention issues, approximately 90% of second year undergraduate student nurses undertake clinical placements at multipurpose centres; regional or district hospitals; aged care;...