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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This paper aims to discuss the implementation of a 'community of practice' model of clinical teaching into four residential aged care facilities. BACKGROUND There is increasing international evidence that aged care is a burgeoning health issue, particularly in developed countries. Recruitment and retention of nurses is problematic in(More)
The transfer of nursing education into the higher education sector occurred over a 10-year period in Australia (1985-1994). Australian nurse leaders settled on a single outcome measure to be applied for all nursing graduates in the form of national competency standards. While this move enabled diversity, the lack of consistency in curriculum design has(More)
This article describes the findings of an empirical study on the use of foot massage as a nursing intervention in patients hospitalized with cancer. The study was developed from the earlier work of Ferrell-Torry and Glick (1992). In a sample of 87 subjects, a 10-minute foot massage (5 minutes per foot) was found to have a significant immediate effect on the(More)
AIM This paper reports a study to explore nursing students' experience of learning in the clinical setting of a Dedicated Education Unit using a communities of practice framework. BACKGROUND The Bachelor of Nursing curriculum at the University of Canberra is clinically focused, recognizing the importance of learning to be a nurse in and from practice. A(More)
Students learn about the nursing profession through experience and close association with expert practitioners. It has been found repeatedly that expert nurses as clinical teachers "coach" students to realize their full potential. The steps of coaching have been described here to provide guidelines for clinicians new to the teaching role. The activity of(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain information about aged care services in rural New South Wales public hospitals, and to describe key operational aspects of their service delivery models. DESIGN A mixed methods design was used to combine data collected from: (i) a survey of public hospitals and (ii) qualitative site visits in a sample of eleven rural sites. SETTING(More)
Following a scheduled review of a university pre-registration Bachelor of Nursing program, a decision was taken to introduce a new model of clinical education delivery. Principles of collaboration, as used by other university nursing programs, were applied to the change management process. As the process of change progressed, a model incorporating(More)
Within nursing education, graduate pedagogies are relatively unexplored, with research commonly focused upon undergraduate and continuing education. In order to address the increasingly complex organisational challenges in the workplace, mid-career nurses and midwives are turning to graduate education. In one graduate course on cultures of learning in the(More)
BACKGROUND In Australia, the Federal government's agenda to increase clinical training places to address the forecast shortfall of nurses is driving innovation in clinical education. A student leadership model of clinical education, named the Student Nurse Led Ward model, was designed for the aged care context to provide a high number of clinical placements(More)
Australia has a growing number of specialist palliative care services. As they expanded in the Australian Capital Territory, a working party was established to discuss issues associated with palliative care. One activity authorized by this committee was a survey of nurses' knowledge of palliative care. The Palliative Care Quiz for Nurses (Ross et al, 1996)(More)