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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735002/an-overview-of-the-general-practice-nurse-workforce-in-australia-2012-15
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Troy Heywood, Caroline Laurence
Several surveys of the general practice nurse (GPN) workforce have been undertaken in Australia over the last decade, but they have limitations, which mean that the workforce is not well-understood. The aim of this study is to describe the profile of the GPN workforce using the dataset available through the Australia Health Practitioner Registration Agency and to explore how it differs from the non-GPN nursing workforce, and if this workforce is changing over time. Data from labour force surveys conducted from 2012 to 2015 were used...
May 8, 2018: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702578/parental-translation-into-practice-of-healthy-eating-and-active-play-messages-and-the-impact-on-childhood-obesity-a-mixed-methods-study
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Alyssa Huxtable, Lynne Millar, Penelope Love, Colin Bell, Jill Whelan
Childhood obesity is a significant health issue worldwide. Modifiable risk factors in early childhood relate to child healthy eating and active play, and are influenced by parents. The aim of the study was two-fold. Firstly, to determine the weight status of children aged between birth and 3.5 years in a rural and remote area of Australia. Secondly, to explore the relationship between child weight status and translation of advice on healthy eating and active play provided to parents by local, nurse-led, Maternal Child Health (MCH) services...
April 27, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575446/medication-safety-challenges-in-primary-care-nurses-perspective
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Hanan Khalil, Sarah Lee
BACKGROUND: Medication related problems have been identified from various sources in the literature. Examples of these include incident reporting by health care professionals, medico-legal and patient complaints and systematic identification of organisational structure. Only a few studies report on the clinicians' perceptions of medication safety in community nursing and the challenges they face within their workplace to implement medication safety initiatives. AIMS: The main objective was to identify the issues surrounding medication error reporting in community nursing ...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561670/referral-of-individuals-with-cardiovascular-disease-to-secondary-prevention-programmes
#4
Ronald Trejo, Karen-Leigh Edward, Wendy Cross
BACKGROUND: secondary prevention programmes help manage risk factors, prevent progression of disease, minimise complications and reduce readmissions to hospitals. Referrals to these programmes are suboptimal even though they improve survival and quality of life. AIM: to explore referral of individuals with a primary diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, cerebrovascular disease or peripheral vascular disease to secondary prevention programmes. METHODS: a non-experimental descriptive retrospective design was used to analyse 176 patient records from a tertiary referral hospital in Melbourne, Australia...
March 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495097/knowing-how-to-get-things-done-nurse-consultants-as-clinical-leaders
#5
Michelle Giles, Vicki Parker, Jane Conway, Rebecca Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Clinical leaders drive healthcare performance in the provision of safe, high-quality patient care by influencing others and augmenting change. Clinical leadership features strongly in nurse consultant roles and holds potential to strengthen the nurse consultant's place in healthcare teams, making their contribution as clinical leaders more recognisable. This study explores how clinical leadership is enacted through the nurse consultant role, providing understanding of the elements that influence their effectiveness as clinical leaders...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472260/exploring-the-relationship-between-local-food-environments-and-obesity-in-uk-ireland-australia-and-new-zealand-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Andrea Fuentes Pacheco, Gabriela Carrillo Balam, Daryll Archibald, Elizabeth Grant, Valeria Skafida
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a global pandemic that affects all socioeconomic strata, however, the highest figures have been observed in the most disadvantaged social groups. Evidence from the USA and Canada showed that specific urban settings encourage obesogenic behaviour in the population living and/or working there. We aim to examine the evidence on the association between local food environments and obesity in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: Six databases from 1990 to 2017 will be searched: MEDLINE (Ovid), Embase (Ovid), Scopus, The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) and Web of Science...
February 22, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384725/voices-from-the-field-regional-nurses-speak-about-motivations-careers-and-how-to-entice-others-to-pursue-mental-health-nursing
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Joy Penman, Lee Martinez, Debra Papoulis, Kathryn Cronin
The aims of this study are three-fold: determine the factors that motivate nurses to pursue mental health nursing; identify the strategies that might attract nursing students and practising nurses to pursue mental health nursing as a professional career; and identify the difficulties of nurses in achieving their preferred clinical specialty. A descriptive qualitative study design with semi-structured interviews was used. Fifteen mental health nurses from rural and regional South Australia were interviewed. Interviews were transcribed verbatim, and thematic analysis was undertaken...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171720/building-resilience-in-regional-youth-impacts-of-a-universal-mental-health-promotion-programme
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Margaret McAllister, Bruce Allen Knight, Penelope Hasking, Cathie Withyman, Jessica Dawkins
Mental health is a leading health issue facing young people today, particularly those living in rural and regional areas. Although public policy supports schools-based health promotion, there is limited evidence of the efficacy of such programmes and the elements that enhance successful implementation in rural and regional areas. A study was designed to evaluate a mental health promotion programme, delivered collaboratively by nurses, guidance officers, and teachers, to 850 young people from 23 rural and regional high schools in Queensland, Australia...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141187/factors-associated-with-final-year-nursing-students-desire-to-work-in-the-primary-health-care-setting-findings-from-a-national-cross-sectional-survey
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Jacqueline G Bloomfield, Christina Aggar, Tamsin H T Thomas, Christopher J Gordon
BACKGROUND: Registered nurses are under-represented in the primary health care setting both internationally and in Australia, and this shortage is predicted to worsen. To address the increasingly complex healthcare needs of an ageing population, it is vital to develop and sustain a primary health care nursing workforce, yet attracting nurses is challenging. In Australia, registered nurses graduating from university typically commence their careers in hospital-based transition to professional practice programs...
February 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100077/australian-student-nurse-s-knowledge-of-and-attitudes-toward-primary-health-care-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sandra Mackey, Cannas Kwok, Judith Anderson, Deborah Hatcher, Sharon Laver, Cathy Dickson, Lyn Stewart
BACKGROUND: Nurses have a pivotal role in changing the focus of the health system toward a primary health care approach, yet little is known about the effectiveness of nursing students' educational preparation for this role. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate undergraduate Australian nursing students' knowledge of and attitudes toward the primary health care approach. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, descriptive research design was applied...
January 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919839/ground-up-top-down-a-mixed-method-action-research-study-aimed-at-normalising-research-in-practice-for-nurses-and-midwives
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Vicki Parker, Gena Lieschke, Michelle Giles
BACKGROUND: Improving health, patient and system outcomes through a practice-based research agenda requires infrastructural supports, leadership and capacity building approaches, at both the individual and organisational levels. Embedding research as normal nursing and midwifery practice requires a flexible approach that is responsive to the diverse clinical contexts within which care is delivered and the variable research skills and interest of clinicians. This paper reports the study protocol for research being undertaken in a Local Health District (LHD) in New South Wales (NSW) Australia...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913924/nurse-managers-and-the-sandwich-support-model
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Christine Chisengantambu, Guy M Robinson, Nina Evans
AIM: To explore the interplay between the work of nurse managers and the support they receive and provide. BACKGROUND: Support is the cornerstone of management practices and is pivotal in employees feeling committed to an organisation. Support for nurse managers is integral to effective health sector management; its characteristics merit more attention. METHODS: The experiences of 15 nurse managers in rural health institutions in South Australia were explored using structured interviews, observation and document review...
March 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912667/how-do-nurse-consultant-job-characteristics-impact-on-job-satisfaction-an-australian-quantitative-study
#13
Michelle Giles, Vicki Parker, Rebecca Mitchell, Jane Conway
BACKGROUND: There is a direct link between job satisfaction, nurses' job performance and improved patient outcomes. Understanding what job characteristics influence job satisfaction is vital if health organizations are to optimize individual employee satisfaction and performance. This is particularly necessary in the Nurse Consultant role, which is a multifaceted role that has evolved to meet the dynamic and changing needs of health services. This study aims to examine how job characteristics influence Nurse Consultant job satisfaction and identify differences across metropolitan and rural contexts...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840608/a-practice-model-for-rural-district-nursing-success-in-end-of-life-advocacy-care
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Frances M Reed, Les Fitzgerald, Melanie R Bish
AIM: The development of a practice model for rural district nursing successful end-of-life advocacy care. BACKGROUND: Resources to help people live well in the end stages of life in rural areas can be limited and difficult to access. District nurse advocacy may promote end-of-life choice for people living at home in rural Australia. The lack of evidence available internationally to inform practice in this context was addressed by exploratory study. METHOD: A pragmatic mixed method study approved by the University Faculty Ethics Committee and conducted from March 2014 to August 2015 was used to explore the successful end-of-life advocacy of 98 rural Australian district nurses...
August 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838905/exploring-the-enablers-and-barriers-to-implementing-the-medication-appropriateness-tool-for-comorbid-health-conditions-during-dementia-match-d-criteria-in-australia-a-qualitative-study
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Amy Theresa Page, Rhonda Marise Clifford, Kathleen Potter, Liza Seubert, Andrew J McLachlan, Xaysja Hill, Stephanie King, Vaughan Clark, Cristin Ryan, Nikesh Parekh, Christopher D Etherton-Beer
OBJECTIVES: The Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health conditions in Dementia (MATCH-D) criteria provide expert consensus guidance about medication use for people with dementia. This study aimed to identify enablers and barriers to implementing the criteria in practice. SETTING: Participants came from both rural and metropolitan communities in two Australian states. PARTICIPANTS: Focus groups were held with consumers, general practitioners, nurses and pharmacists...
August 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834003/breastfeeding-beyond-the-big-smoke-who-provides-support-for-mothers-in-rural-western-australia
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Kylee Cox, Roslyn Giglia, Colin W Binns
INTRODUCTION: Despite strong and growing evidence for the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding to 6 months of age, few infants in developed countries reach this milestone. Although breastfeeding practice and its determinants are well described for women in metropolitan areas, there is limited evidence for rural and regional areas of Australia. This paper describes the influence of advice and support on breastfeeding duration for women in rural areas of Western Australia in the first 6 months of their infants' lives...
August 23, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815895/health-professional-students-rural-placement-satisfaction-and-rural-practice-intentions-a-national-cross-sectional-survey
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Tony Smith, Keith Sutton, Sabrina Pit, Kuda Muyambi, Daniel Terry, Annie Farthing, Claire Courtney, Merylin Cross
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to profile students undertaking placements at University Departments of Rural Health (UDRHs) and investigate factors affecting students' satisfaction and intention to enter rural practice. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey comprising 21 core questions used by all UDRHs. SETTING: Eleven UDRHs across Australia that support students' placements in regional, rural and remote locations. PARTICIPANTS: Medical, nursing and allied health students who participated in UDRH placements between July 2014 and November 2015 and completed the questionnaire...
February 2018: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810919/patterns-of-resident-health-workforce-turnover-and-retention-in-remote-communities-of-the-northern-territory-of-australia-2013-2015
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Deborah J Russell, Yuejen Zhao, Steven Guthridge, Mark Ramjan, Michael P Jones, John S Humphreys, John Wakerman
BACKGROUND: The geographical maldistribution of the health workforce is a persisting global issue linked to inequitable access to health services and poorer health outcomes for rural and remote populations. In the Northern Territory (NT), anecdotal reports suggest that the primary care workforce in remote Aboriginal communities is characterised by high turnover, low stability and high use of temporary staffing; however, there is a lack of reliable information to guide workforce policy improvements...
August 15, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793952/maintaining-capacity-for-in-practice-teaching-and-supervision-of-students-and-general-practice-trainees-a-cross-sectional-study-of-early-career-general-practitioners
#19
Nigel Catzikiris, Amanda Tapley, Simon Morgan, Elizabeth G Holliday, Jean Ball, Kim Henderson, Taryn Elliott, Neil Spike, Cathy Regan, Parker Magin
Objectives Expanding learner cohorts of medical students and general practitioner (GP) vocational trainees and the impending retirement of the 'baby boomer' GP cohort threaten the teaching and supervisory capacity of the Australian GP workforce. Engaging newly qualified GPs is essential to sustaining this workforce training capacity. The aim of the present study was to establish the prevalence and associations of in-practice clinical teaching and supervision in early career GPs.Methods The present study was a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study of recent (within 5 years) alumni of three of Australia's 17 regional general practice training programs...
August 10, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655309/the-effectiveness-of-emergency-nurse-practitioner-service-in-the-management-of-patients-presenting-to-rural-hospitals-with-chest-pain-a-multisite-prospective-longitudinal-nested-cohort-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Tina E Roche, Glenn Gardner, Leanne Jack
BACKGROUND: Health reforms in service improvement have included the use of nurse practitioners. In rural emergency departments, nurse practitioners work to the full scope of their expanded role across all patient acuities including those presenting with undifferentiated chest pain. Currently, there is a paucity of evidence regarding the effectiveness of emergency nurse practitioner service in rural emergency departments. Inquiry into the safety and quality of the service, particularly regarding the management of complex conditions is a priority to ensure that this service improvement model meets health care needs of rural communities...
June 27, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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