Volume 24 Number 1


Murray J Fisher

For referencing Fisher MJ. Editorial. Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association 2022; 24(1):2

DOI https://doi.org/10.33235/jarna.24.1.2



It is with deep sadness that I write my last JARNA editorial as I am stepping down as the Editor in Chief of this fantastic journal. As only one of two journals dedicated to rehabilitation nursing, the other being Rehabilitation Nursing produced by the US Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, JARNA has been the primary vehicle for the dissemination of rehabilitation nursing knowledge, innovation and research in Australasia. It has been how the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association has supported the creation and dissemination of evidence-based rehabilitation nursing practice, which is a priority strategic strategy for the organisation.

JARNA has also been an inclusive journal, one that has encouraged and supported novice researchers and first-time authors. I hope that the members of ARNA have found the journal over the past 4 years to be stimulating and helpful. As with everything, JARNA has struggled over the past 2 years to attract new content as a direct result of the impact of COVID-19, just as it has on the members of ARNA. I have enjoyed the full support of the ARNA Board and I wish them well in finding a new Editor in Chief.


Murray J Fisher RN, DipAppSc (Nursing), BHSc (Nursing), MHPEd, ITU Cert, PhD
Email editor@arna.com.au