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  1. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Older Adults Relocating to Residential Aged Care.

    Contemporary Nurse (2012) PMID 23066687

    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...
  2. Negotiating: Experiences of Community Nurses When Contracting with Clients.

    Contemporary Nurse (2012) PMID 22551271

    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...
  3. Audio Teleconferencing: Creative Use of a Forgotten Innovation.

    Contemporary Nurse (2012) PMID 22551264

    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;...
  4. Psychometric properties of a Russian version of the Social Support Questionnaire (SSQ6) in eastern European immigrants.

    Contemporary Nurse 39(2):157 (2011) PMID 22551428

    The concept of social support and its relationship to physical health and psychological well-being has been well documented. The Social Support Questionnaire [Sarason, Sarason, Shearin, & Pierce (1987) A brief measure of social support: Practical and theoretical implications. Journal...
  5. Reasons for leaving nursing: a study among Turkish nurses.

    Contemporary Nurse 39(1):65 (2011) PMID 21955267

    The results of the study indicate a need to improve working conditions and to approach this subject from a multidimensional perspective....
  6. The experiences of nurses in caring for circumcised initiates admitted to hospital with complications.

    Contemporary Nurse 37(1):69 (2011) PMID 21591828

    Abstract The circumcision of males is a ritual that is performed in the veld, out of the public eye. Traditionally, it has to be attended by circumcised men only; no one is allowed to see the initiates before they are officially released or discharged. In recent times, initiates have...
  7. Exploring indigenous health using the clinical reasoning cycle: a student paper.

    Contemporary Nurse 37(1):82 (2011) PMID 21591829

  8. 'Once I became a pensioner I became a nobody - a non entity': the story of one woman's experience of the health care system.

    Contemporary Nurse 37(2):204 (2011) PMID 21692591

    Abstract This article highlights one socially isolated older person's experiences of ageing in a large metropolitan Australian location and the problems she encounters in attempting to access appropriate and timely health care. As society moves into a phase of rapid demographic agein...
  9. What's the bloody law on this? Nurses, swearing, and the law in New South Wales, Australia.

    Contemporary Nurse 34(2):248 (2010) PMID 20509809

    Most clinical nurses, particularly those working in mental health areas, have to deal on a regular basis with offensive language including swearing. Despite its prevalence, there has been little academic research concerning the extent of verbal aggression within health care settings, and none about...
  10. Outcomes of a home-based pulmonary maintenance program for individuals with COPD: a pilot study.

    Contemporary Nurse 34(1):85 (2009) PMID 20230175