• Publications
  • Influence
Role stress and role ambiguity in new nursing graduates in Australia.
Examination of sources of, and changes in, role stress 2-3 months after employment, and 11-12 months later in new graduate nurses found that role ambiguity was the most salient feature of role stress in the first few months, while 10 months later, role overload was theMost important factor explaining variance in role stress scores. Expand
Barriers to participation in and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation programs: a critical literature review.
Despite the documented evidence of the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in enhancing recovery and reducing mortality following a myocardial infarction, only about one third of patientsExpand
Role stress in nurses: review of related factors and strategies for moving forward.
It is a priority to find new and innovative ways of supporting nurses in their experience of role stress, including use of stress education and management strategies; team-building strategies; balancing priorities; enhancing social and peer support; flexibility in work hours. Expand
The relationships among workplace stressors, coping methods, demographic characteristics, and health in Australian nurses.
Major correlations were found between stressors and physical and mental health and the best coping predictors of mental health were escape-avoidance, distancing, and self-control. Expand
An evaluation of the nurse practitioner role in a major rural emergency department.
Study results indicate that there were no significant differences between the two groups in relation to client satisfaction, and there was strong support for the role of the nurse practitioner in the rural emergency setting. Expand
Best practice interventions to improve the management of older people in acute care settings: a literature review.
A multidisciplinary team approach, using gerontological expertise, in acute care settings is recommended to improve the care of older patients. Expand
Issues and challenges in international doctoral education in nursing.
The present article seeks to identify the issues and challenges in nursing doctoral education globally, and those encountered by doctoral program graduates in meeting the challenges of contemporary health care systems, and proposes international collaborative strategies to address a number of the challenges identified. Expand
Challenges for professional care of advanced dementia.
Qualitative methodology based on action research identified challenges when caring for persons with advanced dementia, as perceived by key professional providers and concluded that the need for a palliative approach to care in advanced dementia should be recognized. Expand
Touch, the essence of caring for people with end-stage dementia: A mental health perspective in Namaste Care
The mental health aspects of ‘touch’ associated with a funded research project: Avoiding ‘high tech’ through ‘ high touch’ in end-stage dementia: Protocol for care at the end-of-life is presented. Expand
The impact of spiritual care education upon preparing undergraduate nursing students to provide spiritual care.
This review explores spiritual care education in undergraduate nursing programmes and identifies the need for an Australian study. Expand