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Acknowledgements The survey was conducted by the Australian Nursing Federation with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. ABSTRACT Objective In order to support policy planning for health, nurses in Australia were surveyed to determine their current use of information technology and barriers to that use. Design A(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to increase knowledge and skills of Advisory and Extension Agents (AEAs) in recognizing the symptoms of mental disorders, providing initial help, and offering the referral pathway for appropriate professional help. METHOD Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training was provided to AEAs and knowledge and skills pre-training(More)
Acknowledgement: The authors would like to thank all the nurses in Australia who responded to the survey; the members of the stakeholder and focus groups; and Erin Bowly, Annette Nanka and Rebecca Shaw for administrative support. The authors would also like to thank the members of the project steering group for their contribution to the study: The opinions(More)
AIM Data were collected on tenure, mobility and retention of the nursing workforce in Queensland to aid strategic planning by the Queensland Nurses Union (QNU). BACKGROUND Shortages of nurses negatively affect the health outcomes of patients. Population rise is increasing the demand for nurses in Queensland. The supply of nurses is affected by recruitment(More)
BACKGROUND Some patients visit a hospital's emergency department (ED) for reasons other than an urgent medical condition. There is evidence that this practice may differ among patients from different backgrounds. The objective of this study was to examine the reasons why patients from a non-English speaking background (NESB) and patients with an English(More)
With new national targets for patient flow in public hospitals designed to increase efficiencies in patient care and resource use, better knowledge of events affecting length of stay will support improved bed management and scheduling of procedures. This paper presents a case study involving the integration of material from each of three databases in(More)
OBJECTIVE In order to support policy planning, nurses in Queensland were surveyed three times over a 7-year period. Results from the study offered the opportunity to explore changes in work practices with respect to career breaks and retirement intentions. DESIGN A self-administered postal survey. SETTING Nurse members of the Queensland Nurses Union(More)
UNLABELLED Research Topic: The aim of this study was to determine the relative contribution of trait negative affect and individual psychological resilience in explaining the professional quality of life of nurses. MATERIALS AND METHODS One thousand, seven hundred and forty-three Australian nurses from the public, private, and aged care sectors completed(More)