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This article describes a pilot study which was carried out to determine whether, a relationship existed between either the matriculation scores or the biological science background of beginning student nurses, and their academic success in the three year pre-registration nursing program at Royal Adelaide Hospital. Information was obtained from the academic(More)
Controversy about induced abortion is caused by issues such as the moral, medical and legal definitions of viability; the intrinsic value of human life; and the rights of the foetus versus the rights of the mother. These issues pose ethical dilemmas for nurses seeking to enhance and support the autonomy of women who wish to have an abortion. Nurses are also(More)
Diabetes mellitus is one of the non-communicable diseases that has accompanied Aboriginal exposure to Western life style. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is higher in the Aboriginal population than in non-Aboriginal Australians (Holding, 1985) and many Aboriginals who have diabetes mellitus develop diabetic retinopathy. Early detection facilitates(More)
  • MJ Paech
  • International nursing review
  • 1991
Nurses as frontline healthcare personnel can become strong advocates for a healthy environment, and the place to start is in the healthcare setting itself. The growing environmental awareness behooves nurses to address many professional practices that harm the environment. Below, how nurses in South Australia are questioning a hospital's practices and(More)
In this exploration of the history of the sex/gender debate within feminist literature, I argue that the meanings of both words are socially constructed and hence the words can be interchanged. This poststructuralist view is based on the work of Foucault. The implications of an understanding of femaleness and maleness as socially constructed historical(More)
The authors are registered nurses (RNs) and members of an Interdisciplinary Vision Screening Research Group investigating how best to screen children's vision, incorporating the assessment of binocular visual function. The aims of this pilot study were: to detect any visual skill problems of children in a Reception class (n = 28) using the Oyarzun Vision(More)
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