Bernice Redley

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BACKGROUND Families who accompany critically ill relatives in emergency departments (EDs) are an integral part of the care unit. However, there are few empirical data on their needs during this phase of care. In order to guide quality care, general and specific needs of families accompanying these critically ill relatives should be systematically examined.(More)
BACKGROUND Family members are a crucial part of the holistic approach to care in emergency departments. In particular, they are a group who are vulnerable, yet have been overlooked when considering care options. AIM The primary aim of this systematic review was to appraise research relevant to identifying and meeting the needs of family members who(More)
Threats to patient safety during clinical handover have been identified as an ongoing problem in health care delivery. In complex handover situations, organisational, cultural, behavioural and environmental factors associated with team performance can affect patient safety by undermining the stability of team functioning and the effectiveness of(More)
The presence of family members in the resuscitation room of an Emergency Department (ED) is a controversial issue. This has been the subject of discussion in recent years and has received a lot of publicity. Allowing family to be present with their relative in the time leading up to their dying moments may help initiate the grieving process and dealings(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence from clinical practice and the extant literature suggests that post-operative pain assessment and treatment is often suboptimal. Poor pain management is likely to persist until pain management practices become consistent with guidelines developed from the best available scientific evidence. This work will address the priority in(More)
PURPOSE There is a lack of clarity regarding nursing roles and strategies in providing culturally meaningful end-of-life care to elderly immigrants admitted to Australian hospitals. This article redresses this ambiguity. METHOD A qualitative exploratory descriptive approach was used. Data were obtained by conducting in-depth interviews with a purposeful(More)
BACKGROUND Death anxiety is a known phenomenon in older people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) hospitalised for end-of-life (EOL) care . Little is known about how nurses assuage death anxiety in this population. AIMS To investigate strategies used by nurses to assuage death anxiety and facilitate a good death in older CALD(More)
OBJECTIVE The practice of family member presence during resuscitation in the ED has attracted widespread attention over the last few decades. Despite the recommendations of international organizations, clinical staff remain reluctant to engage in this practice in many EDs. This paper separates the evidence from opinion to determine the current state of(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine quality and safety in inter-professional clinical handovers in Post Anaesthetic Care Units (PACUs) and make recommendations for tools to standardize handover processes. DESIGN Mixed methods combining data from observations and focus groups. SETTING Three PACUs, one public tertiary hospital and two private hospitals. PARTICIPANTS(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore the effects of introducing an electronic medication management system on reported medication errors. BACKGROUND Computerised medication management systems have been found to improve medication safety; however, introducing medication management system into healthcare environments can create unanticipated or new problems and(More)