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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)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Through comparison of two studies undertaken three years apart the opinions of nurses working in aged care facilities in Queensland were determined. Results will support policy planning for the Queensland Nurses Union. BACKGROUND An ageing population in Australia is placing increased demands on residential aged care facilities. In(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES A study was undertaken of the current knowledge and future training requirements of nurses in information and computer technology to inform policy to meet national goals for health. BACKGROUND The role of the modern clinical nurse is intertwined with information and computer technology and adoption of such technology forms an important(More)
AIM AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to identify the factors having an impact upon nursing work and to use the results to inform strategic planning of the Queensland Nurses Union. BACKGROUND In 2001 and 2004, a study was undertaken to gather data on the level of satisfaction of nurses with their working life. This paper reports the 2004 results on(More)
This study compared temperament and character traits of Australian registered nurses and general practitioners. A cross-sectional quantitative design used the Temperament and Character Inventory. Total sample size was 426. Only main effects were detected. Nurses were higher in the temperament traits of Novelty Seeking and Reward Dependence, lower in the(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)
This paper presents the results on workplace violence from a larger study undertaken in 2004. Comparison is made with the results of a similar study undertaken in 2001. The study involved the random sampling of 3,000 nurses from the Queensland Nurses' Union's membership in the public (acute hospital and community nursing), private (acute hospital and(More)
OBJECTIVE To inform the development of an initiative designed to support the mental well-being of farmers in Queensland. DESIGN Interactive focus groups. SETTING Rural and remote Queensland. PARTICIPANTS Health professionals, farmers and representatives of organisations and agencies working with farmers. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Determination of(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To support policy planning for health, the barriers to the use of health information and computer technology (ICT) by nurses in Australia were determined. BACKGROUND Australia, in line with many countries, aims to achieve a better quality of care and health outcomes through effective and innovative use of health information. Nurses(More)
Nurses are at high risk of incurring workplace violence during their working life. This paper reports the findings on a cross-sectional, descriptive, self-report, postal survey in 2007. A stratified random sample of 3000 of the 29 789 members of the Queensland Nurses Union employed in the public, private and aged care sectors resulted in 1192 responses(More)