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ing service in physics and the manufacturer of the INSPEC database, indexed 174,000 items in one year alone (1996), of which about 146,500 are journal articles. However, these already impressive numbers exclude less important journals, workshop proceedings, conference papers and non-English material. Indeed, the growth rate is probably exponential—Maron and(More)
Within a decade after John von Neumann and colleagues conducted the first experimental weather forecast on the ENIAC computer in the late 1940s, numerical models of the atmosphere become the foundation of modern-day weather forecasting and one of the driving application areas in computer science. This article describes research that is enabling a major(More)
A 5-year National Science Foundation Large Information Technology Research (ITR) grant – funded on 1 October 2003 and known as Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD) –is creating the cyberinfrastructure needed to facilitate the identification, access, preparation, assimilation, prediction, management, analysis, mining, and visualization of a(More)
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of nurse practitioner services for minor injuries in an adult emergency department and to ascertain consumers' satisfaction with the care received. Nurse practitioner roles in Australia have been progressively developing since a pilot project in 1990 examined their feasibility. Currently, nurse practitioners(More)
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the concept of building resilience as a strategy for responding to adversity experienced by burns nurses. Nurses who care for patients with severe burn injury are often exposed to patients' pain and disfigurement, encountering emotional exhaustion, distress, reduced self-esteem, and desensitization to(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the considerable and growing body of knowledge translation (KT) literature, there are few methodologies sufficiently detailed to guide an integrated KT research approach for a population health study. This paper argues for a clearly articulated collaborative KT approach to be embedded within the research design from the outset. (More)
Background  The increasing cost of healthcare in Australia demands changes in the way healthcare is delivered. Nurse practitioners have been introduced into specialty areas including emergency departments. Specific interventions are known to include the treatment and management of minor injuries, but little has been reported on their work. Objectives (More)
OBJECTIVE It has been reported that the diagnosis of a chronic illness increases a child's susceptibility to future mental health problems. Accordingly, the objective of the current review was to summarise the best available evidence that described a young person's experience of chronic illness and make recommendations towards the promotion of mental health(More)
PURPOSE This paper reports an evaluation of the usability and acceptability of a computer-based decision support program (EMPOWER) for cardiovascular risk from the perspectives of both general practitioners (GPs) and consumers. METHODS A qualitative research design utilised semi-structured telephone interviews to assess the program from participants'(More)