Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1/2, 2009

Academic Engagement and Disengagement as Predictors of Performance in Pathophysiology among Nursing Students
INTRODUCTIONAcademic engagement, also known as student engagement, academic learning time or academic involvement, is increasingly being recognised as an important determinant of quality in higher education (Australian Council for Educational Research,...
Adopting Narrative Pedagogy to Improve the Student Learning Experience in a Regional Australian University
INTRODUCTIONSeveral decades ago, Coles (1989) described the phenomenon of a 'call to stories', in which those interested in learning and conveying lessons to others are increasingly being drawn to use stories. Such a call resonates with Woodhouse's (2007)...
Arts-Based Inquiry in Nursing Education
The nature, position, knowledge and value(s) of nursing in healthcare and academic environments have been highly contested areas in recent times (Evans & Donnelly, 2006; Girot, 2000; Thomas & Davies, 2005). Much debate is occurring in contemporary...
Cruel Britannia: A Personal Critique of Nursing in the United Kingdom
FROM CRIMEA TO CRISISWith Florence Nightingale, modern nursing began in the United Kingdom (UK) and ironically it is where it might end. We are two authors who come from different sides of the world, who have worked together and who are united by a common...
Curriculum in Crisis, Pedagogy in Disrepair: A Provocation
Curriculum, as we know it, has always had a culture: Protestant. That is the word and concept of curriculum have [since the mid 1500s] been embedded in a Protestant, bourgeois, commercial/capitalist culture.(Doll, 2008, p. 190)'Pedagogy' is a more complex...
Examining the British PhD Viva: Opening New Doors or Scarring for Life?
INTRODUCTIONDoctoral assessment, as a social practice, is fraught with risks and uncertainties(Morley, 2004, p. 91).The viva is, almost always, an obligatory element of the examination of the British PhD. Conducted behind 'closed doors' it has variously...
Implementing Interprofessional Learning in Clinical Education: Findings from a Utility-Led Evaluation
INTRODUCTIONHealth professional educators globally recognise that the clinical area is an important, if not the most important area for professional development. The value of clinical experience to health professional practice cannot be over emphasised....
Intergenerational Reflections on Doctoral Supervision in Nursing
COMING TO DOCTORAL STUDIESDoctoral education in nursing originated to meet the needs of nurse educators and leaders (Diekelmann & Magnussen Ironside, 1998; Waldspurger Robb, 2005), but in recent decades the growth of university-based schools of nursing...
Key Stakeholders in Clinical Learning and Teaching in Bachelor of Nursing Programs: A Discussion Paper
INTRODUCTIONClinical learning and teaching is a vital and fundamental constituent of the education and professional clinical development of all nurses (National Nursing and Nursing Education Taskforce [N3ET], 2006) - indeed it has been described as 'the...
Nursing's Orphans: How the System of Nursing Education in Australia Is Undermining Professional Identity
INTRODUCTIONIn 1996, Matthews (1996) told his story of a lifelong search for his identity. Gordon was adopted at birth and, although he had been raised in a loving family, had no knowledge of his biological parents. This left him with an emptiness in...
Nursing Student Perceptions of Community in Online Learning
INTRODUCTIONPhenomenal growth in the number of online nursing courses has occurred at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels. Distance learning is fast transforming current assumptions of higher education and creating questions about what constitutes...
Practice Development: Realising Active Learning for Sustainable Change
INTRODUCTIONPractice Development is a well established international movement. Over the past 10 years significant conceptual, theoretical and methodological advances have been made in the development of frameworks to guide practice development activities....
Professional Development Needs of General Practice Nurses
INTRODUCTIONRecent policy developments and funding initiatives have seen a rapid increase in the number of nurses employed in the Australian general practice setting (Australian General Practice Network, 2008). Australian general practices are the front...
Restorative Approaches to Workplace Bullying: Educating Nurses towards Shared Responsibility
INTRODUCTIONIn spite of widespread concern about exposure to work related violence and aggression among nurses, mounting evidence suggests exposure rates continue to escalate, negatively influencing both the wellbeing and retention of nurses (Alexy &...
Re-Visiting Scholarly Community Engagement in the Contemporary Research Assessment Environments of Australasian Universities
INTRODUCTIONContemporary university schools of nursing need to be concerned about the direction that economic forces within the sector are leading health research and scholarship. Forces which reduce the capacity of universities to advance the greater...
The Enduring Issue of Assessing Nursing Knowledge: Surgical Nursing Final Examinations in Australia and New Zealand, 1905-1930
Educators are continually faced with the issue of finding the most appropriate way to assess knowledge. The written examination is just one of the range of processes available for assessing knowledge at the end of a course. In nursing, as in other practice...
There Is No Health without Mental Health: Implementing the First Mental Health Nursing Postgraduate Program in Fiji
INTRODUCTIONGlobally, mental health is a prevalent health issue, with up to one in four people experiencing a mental illness in a 12-month period (The WHO World Mental Health Survey Consortium, 2004). The World Health Organization (WHO, 2001a) predicts...
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