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Theses from 2015

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The impact of nursing a significant other in the course of employment, Tania Arnold

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'Solving' Nursing Shortages: Do We Need a New Agenda?, James Buchan, Christine Duffield, and Amy Jordon

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Policies to sustain the nursing workforce: An international perspective, J. Buchan, D. Twigg, G. Dussault, C. Duffield, and P.W. Stone

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Delivering Compassionate Care: the Enablers and Barriers, Angela Christiansen, mary R. O'Brian, Jennifer A. Kirton, Kate Zubairu, and Lucy Bray

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Portraiture: A methodology through which success and positivity can be explored and reflected, Vivki Cope, Bronwyn Jones, and Joyce Hendricks

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The effect of presenting symptoms and patient characteristics on prehospital delay in MI patients presenting to emergency department by ambulance: A cohort study, Linda Coventry, Alexandra P. Bremner, Teresa A. Williams, and Antonio Celenza

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Characteristics and Outcomes of MI Patients with and without Chest Pain: A Cohort Study, Linda L. Coventry, Alexandra P. Bremner, Teresa A. Williams, Antonio Celenza, Ian G. Jacobs, and Judith Finn

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Organizational impact of nurse supply and workload on nurses continuing professional development opportunities: An integrative review, Tracey H. Coventry, Sian E. Maslin-Prothero, and Gilly Smith

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The relationship is everything: Women's reasons for choosing a privately practising midwife in Western Australia, Clare Davidson, Y.L. Hauck, Sara J. Bayes, L.J. Kuliukas, and J. Wood

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Clinical indicators for the initiation of endotracheal suction in children: An integrative review, K Davies, Leanne Monterosso, Max Bulsara, and Anne S. Ramelet

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Why older nurses leave the workforce and the implications of them staying, C. Duffield, E. Graham, J. Donoghue, R. Griffiths, J. Bichel-Findlay, and S. Dimitrelis

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Instability in patient and nurse characteristics, unit complexity and patient and system outcomes, Christine M. Duffield, Michael Roche, Sofia Dimitrelis, Caroline Homer, and James Buchan

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The use, prevalence and potential benefits of a diary as a therapeutic intervention/tool to aid recovery following critical illness in intensive care: a literature review, Beverley A. Ewens, Joyce M. Hendricks, and Deborah Sundin

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Living after confronting death; story telling during the recovery trajectory of intensive care unit survivors: An interpretive biographical approach, Beverley Anne Ewens

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Acute hospital-based services used by adults during the last year of life in New South Wales, Australia: a population-based retrospective cohort study, David E. Goldsbury, Dianne L. O’Connell, Afaf Girgis, Anne Wilkinson, Jane L. Phillips, Patricia M. Davidson, and Jane M. Ingham

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Intimate partner violence and pregnancy: How midwives can listen to silenced women, Gemma Grier and Sadie Geraghty

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Research capacity building in midwifery: Case study of an Australian Graduate Midwifery Research Intern Programme., Yvonne L. Hauck, Lucy Lewis, and Sara J. Bayes

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Antenatal clinic: Using ethnographic methods to listen to the voices of pregnant adolescents, Deborah Ireson

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Senior nurse role expectations of graduate registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: Content analysis of open-ended survey questions, Elisabeth R. Jacob, Lisa McKenna, and Angelo D'Amore

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Similarities and differences in educational preparation of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: An examination of curricula content, Elisabeth R. Jacob, Lisa McKenna, and Angelo D'Amore

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Evidence-Based Self-care Guidelines for People Receiving Chemotherapy, Lucy Lewis, Anne Williams, Mariyam Athifa, Deborah Brown, Charley Budgeon, and Alexandra Bremner

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Burns education for non-burn specialist clinicians in Western Australia, Tania McWilliams, Joyce Hendricks, Di Twigg, and Fiona Wood

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Trust and decision-making: How nurses in Australian general practice negotiate role limitations, Eamon Thomas Merrick, Margaret Fry, Christine Duffield, and Helen Stasa

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Saying ‘No’: A biographical analysis of the experiences of women with a genetic predisposition to developing breast/ovarian cancer who reject risk reducing surgery, Doreen Molloy

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Do Patients Treated for Colorectal Cancer Benefit from General Practitioner Support? A Video Vignette Study, Irene Ngune, Moyez Jiwa, Alexandra McManus, Richard Parsons, Georgina Pagey, and Rupert Hodder

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Social networking sites (SNS); exploring their uses and associated value for adolescent mothers in Western Australia in terms of social support provision and building social capital, Samantha Nolan, J. M. Hendricks, and A. J. Towell

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The health and health behaviours of Australian metropolitan nurses: An exploratory study, L. Perry, R. Gallagher, and Christine Duffield

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The mental health of nurses in acute teaching hospital settings: A cross-sectional survey, Lin Perry, Scott Lamont, Scott Brunero, Roybyn Gallagher, and Christine Duffield

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Patients' satisfaction with fast-track surgery in gynaecological oncology, S. Philp, J. Carter, S. Pather, C. Barnett, N. D'Abrew, and K. White

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Validity and reliability of an online extended version of the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ-E2) to measure nurses' fitness, Judith D. Pugh, Lucy Gelder, Anne M. Williams, Diane E. Twigg, Anne Wilkinson, and Anthony J. Blazevich

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Impact and costs of home-based trial of void compared with the day care setting, Judith D. Pugh, Diane E. Twigg, Margaret J. Giles, Helen Myers, Lucy C. Gelder, Susanne M. Davis, and Mary King

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Nursing practice environment: A strategy for mental health nurse retention?, R. Redknap, D. Twigg, D. Rock, and A. Towell

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Testing the Nursing Worklife Model in Canada and Australia: A multi-group comparison study., Michael A. Roche, Heather K. Spence Laschinger, and Christine Duffield

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Leadership skills for nursing unit managers to decrease intention to leave, Michael R. Roche, Christine M. Duffield, Sofia Dimitrelis, and Belinda Frew

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A qualitative study exploring counselling for release of information to participants of a donor-assisted conception programme, I.S. Rodino, Helen Chester, M. Harris, and S. Maslin-Prothero

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Bowel management post major joint arthroplasty: Results from a randomised controlled trial, Gail M. Ross-Adjie, Leanne Monterosso, and Max Bulsara

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Staff perceptions of palliative care in a public Australian, metropolitan emergency department, A. Russ, D. Mountain, I.R. Rogers, F. Shearer, L. Monterosso, G. Ross-Adjie, and J.R. Rogers

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Why do patients choose to attend a private emergency department?, F.M. Shearer, P.M. Bailey, B.L. Hicks, B.V. Harvey, L. Monterosso, G. Ross-Adjie, and I.R. Rogers

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From placement to employment: Career preferences of Jordanian nursing students, N. Shoqirat and Ma'en Zaid Abu-Qamar

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Seeking empowerment to comfort patients in severe pain: A grounded theory study of the nurse's perspective, Susan Slatyer, Anne M. Williams, and Rene Michael

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Seeking empowerment to comfort patients in severe pain: A grounded theory study of the nurse's perspective., Susan Slatyer, Anne M. Williams, and Rene Michael

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Finding privacy from a public death: A qualitative exploration of how a dedicated space for end-of-life care in an acute hospital impacts on dying patients and their families, S. Slayter, C. Pienaar, A.M. Williams, K. Proctor, and L. Hewitt

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Models of survivorship care provision in adult patients with haematological cancer: an integrative literature review, K. Taylor, R.J. Chan, and L. Monterosso

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The role of key workers in supporting people with intellectual disability in the self-management of their diabetes: a qualitative New Zealand study, Henrietta Trip, Jenny Conder, Leigh Hale, and Lisa Whitehead

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The impact of understaffed shifts on nurse-sensitive outcomes, D.E. Twigg, L. Gelder, and H. Myers

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Is there an economic case for investing in nursing care – what does the literature tell us?, Diane E. Twigg, Helen Myers, Christine Duffield, Margaret Giles, and Gemma Evans

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The power of story: Narrative inquiry as a methodology in nursing research, Carol C. Wang and Sara K. Geale

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Chinese students studying at Australian universities with specific reference to nursing students: A narrative literature review, Carol Chunfeng Wang, Kate Andre, and Kenneth Mark Greenwood

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Evaluating the Liverpool Care Pathway for care of the terminally ill in rural Australia, Anne M. Wilkinson, Claire E. Johnson, Helen Walker, Valarie Colgan, Hayley Arnet, and Tapan Rai

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Nursing education for disaster preparedness and response, Anne M. Wilkinson and Marianne Matzo

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Just a “Click” away from evidence-based online breast cancer information, advice and support provided by a specialist nurse: An ethnonetnographic study, Cynthia Ann Witney

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Sustainability and action research in universities: Towards knowledge for organisational transformation, Sandra Wooltorton, Anne Wilkinson, Pierre Horwitz, Sue Bahn, Janice Redmond, and Julian Dooley

Submissions from 2014

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Selection Of An Instrument To Evaluate The Organizational Environment Of Nurses Working In Intensive Care: An Integrative Review, Brett Abbenbroek, Christine M. Duffield, and Doug Elliot

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University Student Support Systems, Help-Seeking Behaviour And The Management Of Student Psychological Distress, Richard Bostwick

Birthing choices, Clare Davison

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A comparative review of nurse turnover rates and costs across countries, Christine M. Duffield, Michael A. Roche, Caroline Homer, James Buchan, and Sofia Dimitrelis

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The Use of unregulated staff: Time for regulation?, Christine M. Duffield, Di E. Twigg, Judith D. Pugh, Gemma Evans, S Dimitrelis, and Michael A. Roche

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Clinical user experiences of observation and response charts: Focus group findings of using a new format chart incorporating a track and trigger system, Doug Elliot, Emily Allen, Lin Perry, Margaret Fry, Christine M. Duffield, Robyn Gallagher, Rick Iedema, Sharon McKinley, and Michael Roche

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ICU survivors' utilisation of diaries post discharge: A qualitative descriptive study, Bev Ewens, Rose Chapman, Alan Tulloch, and Joyce M. Hendricks

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Bite marks on skin and clay: A comparative analysis, R K. Gorea, O. P. Jasuja, Abdulwahab Ali Abuderman, and Abhinav Gorea

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Why do older RNs keep working?, Elizabeth Graham, Judith Donoghue, Christine Duffield, Rhonda Griffiths, Jen Bichel-Findlay, and Sofia Dimitrelis

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Education of ICU nurses regarding invasive mechanical ventilation: Findings from a cross-sectional survey, M C. Guilhermino, K J. Inder, D Sundin, and L Kuzmiuk

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Nurses' perceptions of education on invasive mechanical ventilation, Michelle C. Guilhermino, Kerry Jill Inder, Deborah Sundin, and Leila Kuzmiuk

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Education of ICU nurses regarding invasive mechanical ventilation: Findings from a cross-sectional survey, Michelle Copede Guilhermino, Kerry J. Inder, Deborah Sundin, and Leila Kuzmiuk

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The impact of implementing a sudden infant death syndrome education package in Jordan, Shereen Hamadneh

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Choosing and remaining in mental health nursing: Perceptions of Western Australian nurses, Carole A. Harrison, Yvonne Hauck, and Rosemary Hoffman

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Senior nurse role expectations of graduate registered and enrolled nurses on commencement to practice, Elisabeth R. Jacob, Lisa McKenna, and Angelo D'Amore

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Comparisons of the educational preparation of registered and enrolled nurses in Australia: The educators' perspectives, Elisabeth R. Jacob, Lisa McKenna, and Angelo D'Amore

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Factors That Influence the Decision-Making of an Integrated Rehabilitation Team When Choosing a Post-Hospital Discharge Destination For Survivors of Stroke, Jessie M. Johnson

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Inpatient peer support for adult burn survivors - A valuable resource: A phenomenological analysis of the Australian experience, R Kornhaber, A Wilson, Maen Abu-Qamar, L McLean, and J Vandervord

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Adult burn survivors' personal experiences of rehabilitation: An integrative review, R Kornhaber, A Wilson, Maen Z. Abu-Qamar, and L McLean

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Coming to terms with it all: Adult burn survivors' 'lived experience' of acknowledgement and acceptance during rehabilitation, R Kornhaber, A Wilson, Maen Z. Abu-Qamar, and L McLean

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Evaluating the effects of aluminum-containing and non-aluminum containing deodorants on axillary skin toxicity during radiation therapy for breast cancer: A 3-armed randomized controlled trial, Lucy Lewis, Sharron Carson, Sean Bydder, Mariyam Athifa, Anne M. Williams, and Alexandra Bremner

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Australian practice nursing: collaboration in context, Eamon Merrick, Margaret Fry, and Christine M. Duffield

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Development Of A Patient-administered Self-assessment Tool (SATp) For Follow-up Of Colorectal Cancer Patients In General Practice, Irene M. Ngune, Moyez Jiwa, Alexandra McManus, Jeff Hughes, Richard Parsons, Rupert Hodder, and Fiona Entriken

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The effect of cancer stage and treatment modality on quality of life in oropharyngeal cancer, Justine Oates, Sarah Davies, Jessica K. Roydhouse, Judith Fethney, and Kate White

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Acute hospital-based services utilisation during the last year of life in New South Wales, Australia: Methods for a population-based study, Dianne L. O'Connell, David E. Goldsbury, Patricia Davidson, Afaf Girgis, Jane L. Phillips, Michael Piza, Anne Wilkinson, and Jane M. Ingham

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'Making a difference' a clinical pathway for hip fractures and the advance practice role in managing patients with minimal trauma hip fractures, Sharon M. Pickles, Linda L. Coventry, Denise A. Glennon, and Di E. Twigg

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Feldenkrais method empowers adults with chronic back pain, Judith Dianne Pugh and Anne M. Williams

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The rate and cost of nurse turnover in Australia, Michael A. Roche, Christine M. Duffield, Caroline Homer, James Buchan, and Sofia Dimitrelis

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Implementation of sustainable evidence-based practice for the assessment and management of pain in residential aged care facilities, Steven Savvas, Christine Toye, Elizabeth Beattie, and Stephen J. Gibson

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Understanding emergency department staff needs and perceptions in the provision of palliative care, Freya M. Shearer, Ian R. Rogers, Leanne Monterosso, Gail Ross-Adjie, and Jeremy R. Rogers

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Dementia Knowledge Assessment Tool Version Two: Development of a tool to inform preparation for care planning and delivery in families and care staff, C Toye, Leanne Lester, A Popescu, F McInerney, S Andrews, and A L. Robinson

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Patient safety: Committing to learn and acting to improve, Di Twigg and Moira Attree

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Nurse retention: A review of strategies to create and enhance positive practice environments in clinical settings, Di Twigg and Kylie McCullough

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Family-Centered Care For Hospitalized Children Aged 0-12 Years: A Systematic Review Of Qualitative Studies, Robin Watts, Huaqiong Zhou, Linda Shields, Marjory Taylor, Ailsa Munns, and Irene M. Ngune

Exploring the Quality of Life at the End of Life (QUAL-E) Instrument with Australian Palliative Care Hospital Patients: Hurdles and directions, Anne Wilkinson, Susan Slatyer, Kylie McCullough, and Anne Williams

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De concentv amisso qvaerendo: An investigation into the relative benefits of three different types of ambient music on the observed agitated behaviour and quality of life of dementia sufferers in residential aged care facilities, Peter Wilkinson

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An oasis in the hospital: The perceived benefits of a cancer support center in a hospital setting offering complementary therapies, Anne M. Williams, Caroline E. Bulsara, D J. Joske, Anna S. Petterson, Anna K. Nowak, and Kellie S. Bennett

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Gaining Control: A New Perspective on the Parenting of Children with AD/HD, Nigel J. Williams, Maria Harries, and Anne M. Williams

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Ratios and nurse staffing: The vexed case of emergency departments, Sarah Wise, Margaret Fry, Christine M. Duffield, Michael Roche, and John Buchanan

Submissions from 2013

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Work integrated learning: A whole of curriculum approach, Catharine Andre, Beverley A. Ewens, and Fiona Foxall

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Effectiveness of a mindfulness-based childbirth education pilot study on maternal self-efficacy and fear of childbirth , Jean Byrne, Yvonne Hauck, Colleen Fisher, Sara J. Bayes, and Rob Schutze

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Myocardial Infarction: Sex differences in symptoms reported to emergency dispatch, Linda L. Coventry, Alexandra Bremmer, Ian Jacobs, and Judith Finn

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The information needs of patients with head and neck cancer and their caregivers: A short report of instrument development and testing, Luci Dall'Armi, Grahame K. Simpson, Dion Forstner, Teresa Simpson, Jessica K. Roydhouse, and Kathryn J. White

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Australian maternity health professionals' experience of an e-learning fetal surveillance package, Samantha Davies, Yvonne Hauck, Sara Bayes, Terri Barrett, and Joan Jones

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An exploration of nursing research perceptions of registered nurses engaging in research activities at a metropolitan hospital in Western Australia, Gemma M. Evans, Ravani Duggan, and Duncan Boldy

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ICU survivors' utilisation of diaries post discharge: A qualitative descriptive study, Beverley A. Ewens, Rose Chapman, Alan Tulloch, and Joyce M. Hendricks

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Characteristics and quality of life of patients presenting to cancer support centres: Patient rated outcomes and use of complementary therapies, Bonnie J. Furzer, Kemi E. Wright, Anna S. Petterson, Karen E. Wallman, Timothy R. Ackland, and David JL Joske

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Papanicoloau smear uptake among substance-using mothers in Western Australia, Sadie Geraghty, Sara J. Bayes, Renate McLaurin, and Angela O'Connor