Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, August

Clinical Judgement and Communication in Nurse Practitioner Practice
Clinical Judgement and Communication in Nurse Practitioner Practice Susan K Chase (2004) FA Davis, Philadelphia; ISBN 0-8036-0797-0; PB; 349 pages; AUD 58.00This book is described as being useful throughout a nurse practitioner student's education in...
Divisions of General Practice and Practice Nurse Development in Australia
ABSTRACTNurses are consistently being seen as an integral part of a team approach to primary care service delivery, with significant policy initiatives being directed towards their employment in Australian general practice. Furthermore they are being...
Expanding Roles of Aboriginal Health Workers in the Primary Care Setting: Seeking Recognition
ABSTRACTThe work of Aboriginal health workers (AHWs) in the primary care setting is discussed, emphasising that partnership with non-Indigenous health providers such as nurses and general practitioners brings complementary skills together to improve...
Exploring the Development of Australian General Practice Nursing: Where We Have Come from and Where to from Here?
ABSTRACTSignificant development has occurred in the role and scope of Australian general practice nursing in the last decade. Although there has been a nursing presence in Australian general practice for many years (Linn 1977), current workforce shortages...
Increasing Research in Primary Care: Critical for Consolidating Nurses' Position in the Primary Health Care Team?
Escalating rates of chronic conditions, health inequities and workforce shortages challenge health care systems globally (World Health Organization [WHO] 2003). Nurses work in both autonomous and collaborative care practice settings (International Council...
Investing in Primary Care Nursing: An Important Strategy in Improving the Health and Well-Being of Women
The gender divide continues to compromise health care for women globally. Women constitute one-third of the world's labor force, they work two-thirds of the world's working hours, and yet they earn one-tenth of the world's income (International Council...
Leadership in Primary Health Care: An International Perspective
ABSTRACTA primary health care approach is essential to contemporary nursing roles such as practice nursing. This paper examines the evolution of primary health care as a global strategy for responding to the social determinants of health. Primary health...
Meeting a Primary Care Challenge in the United States: Chronic Illness Care
ABSTRACTLeading health care experts in the United States have stated that the greatest primary care challenge today is meeting the complex needs of patients with chronic illness/long-term conditions or impairment. To address this challenge, there is...
Multiprofessional Working, Interprofessional Learning and Primary Care: A Way Forward?
ABSTRACTAcross all sectors of health and social care there is a growing need for collaboration between professionals, agencies, providers and above all with the people they seek to serve. The significant challenge is how to create, within the existing...
Nurses in General Practice Settings: Roles and Responsibilities
ABSTRACTNurses are an important human resource, vital for the delivery of health services in countries across the globe. To improve the quality, access and affordability of primary care services to support rural and remote communities, in 2001, the Australian...
Nurses in Primary Care and the Nurse Practitioner Role in Thailand
ABSTRACTThailand supports a system of universal health care coverage and promotes a system of primary care. Effective and efficient primary health care can improve health through increasing access and thereby reducing inequities. Nurses are key providers...
Policy Development to Support Nursing in Australian General Practice: An Overview
ABSTRACTThere has been a groundswell of change, which has increased the profile and diversity of the role for nurses working in general practice. The need for change has been driven by the requirement to deliver quality, safe health care services in...
Practice Nursing in Australia: Ready for Prime Time
KEYWORDSpractice nursing; general practice; professional issues; AustraliaSignificant discussion and debate in contemporary health care systems focuses on workforce issues, particularly addressing the shortage of personnel and the access scope, setting...
Practice Nursing in Rural Australia
ABSTRACTRural Australia faces unique issues in workforce management and health care delivery. This paper provides an integrated review of the existing literature describing the work of practice nurses in rural Australia and the perceptions of consumers....
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners in Canada
ABSTRACT Canada, like many countries, is in the midst of primary health care reform. A key priority is to improve access to primary health care, especially in remote communities and areas with physician shortages. As a result, there is an increased emphasis...
Professional Organisations and Regulatory Bodies: Forging and Advancing the Role of Nurses in Australian Primary Care
The nursing role in primary care is increasing in importance, particularly in the Australian health care system (Royal College of Nursing Australia [RCNA] 2003). The expanding nursing role in primary care has implications for the health of Australian...
Research and Development: Reflections of Practice Nurse Research Fellows
Due to the infancy of practice nursing, minimal interest, funding, recognition or expertise is apparent. If nursing within general practice is to progress research needs to be high on the agenda for governments, academic institutions, general practices...
Strategic Directions for Developing the Australian General Practice Nurse Role in Cardiovascular Disease Management
ABSTRACTPractice nursing is an integral component of British and New Zealand primary care, but in Australia it remains an emerging specialty. Despite an increased focus on the Australian practice nurse role, there has been limited strategic role development,...
The Research Potential of Practice Nurses: What Contribution to Primary Health Care Research?
ABSTRACTPrimary health care (PHC) is at the core of effective, sustainable population healthcare. Although PHC research has been described as the missing link in the development of high-quality, evidence-based health care for populations, research outputs...
Time to Talk, Time to See: Changing Microeconomies of Professional Practice among Nurses and Doctors in Australian General Practice
ABSTRACTIn Australia, more nurses are entering general practice, and nurses' work is being funded in increasingly complex ways through Medicare. Little research has explored the ways doctors and nurses realign their priorities and activities when working...
Where Does Practice Nursing Fit in Primary Health Care?
ABSTRACTPractice nursing is an integral and growing part of primary health care internationally and increasingly within the Australian health care system. The potential for practice nursing being considered as a specialty of community nursing, boundary...
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