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Special Issue of Contemporary Nurse

Volume 48 Issue 1 August 2014

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Edited by

Patricia M Davidson
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), NSW, Australia, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States of America

June Girvin
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England

Debra Jackson
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), NSW, Australia

This special issue of Contemporary Nurse is devoted to Nursing Innovation and Reform in Health Care. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Politics, policy and the voice of nursing in health care reform
  • Nurse leadership in reforming health care
  • The role of nurses in reforming health care
  • Innovations to counter social disparities and meet the needs of underserved and vulnerable populations
  • Nursing workforce diversification
  • Advocacy in the context of health care reform
  • Culturally-sensitive innovations in service delivery
  • Workforce issues in a context of change and health service reform
  • Leadership to facilitate practice innovation and health service reform
  • Facilitators and barriers to effective positive practice, clinical and service change
  • Technology to support nursing innovation and reform in health care
  • Health professional role development and support needs in a time of rapid change
  • Health care-related experiences as a driver for practice and system change
  • Risk, vulnerability and health service reform
  • Curriculum development and reform
  • Innovative nurse-led models of care
  • Nursing and the unregulated health care worker
  • Evidence-based interventions for improving service delivery and health outcomes


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