Elizabeth Manias

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This paper describes the participation of critical care nurses in ward rounds, and explores the power relations associated with the ways in which nurses interact with doctors during this oral forum of communication. The study comprised a critical ethnographic study of six registered nurses working in a critical care unit. Data collection methods involved(More)
BACKGROUND People who have complex health care needs frequently access emergency departments for treatment of acute illness and injury. In particular, evidence suggests that those who are homeless, or suffer mental illness, or have a history of substance misuse, are often repeat users of emergency departments. The aim of this study was to describe the(More)
BACKGROUND Theories of behavior change indicate that an analysis of barriers to change is helpful when trying to influence professional practice. The aim of this study was to assess the perceived barriers to practice change by eliciting nurses' opinions with regard to barriers to, and facilitators of, implementation of a Fall Prevention clinical practice(More)
Pain assessment and management are complex issues that embrace physiological, emotional, cognitive, and social dimensions. This observational study sought to investigate nurse-patient interactions associated with pain assessment and management in hospitalized postsurgical patients in clinical practice settings. Twelve field observations were carried out on(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore patients' and family members' perceptions of Open Disclosure of adverse events that occurred during their health care. DESIGN We interviewed 23 people involved in adverse events and incident disclosure using a semi-structured, open-ended guide. We analyzed transcripts using thematic discourse analysis. SETTING Four States in(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate patients' and family members' perceptions and experiences of disclosure of healthcare incidents and to derive principles of effective disclosure. DESIGN Retrospective qualitative study based on 100 semi-structured, in depth interviews with patients and family members. SETTING Nationwide multisite survey across Australia. (More)
BACKGROUND In kidney transplantation, adherence to immunosuppressive therapy is paramount for long-term graft survival. This systematic review aimed to assess the effectiveness of interventions to improve medication adherence in adult kidney transplantation. METHODS Eight electronic databases were searched from inception to November 2013. Only primary(More)
BACKGROUND About 30-60% of individuals are non-adherent to their prescribed medications and this risk increases as the number of prescribed medications increases. This paper outlines the development of a consumer-centred Medicine Self-Management Intervention (MESMI), designed to improve blood pressure control and medication adherence in consumers with(More)
PURPOSE The medical profession in Australia has expressed concern about the expansion of nursing practice into areas that are traditionally the domain of medicine. Particular apprehension is raised in relation to the prescription of medications. This paper will consider and critique the argument that the standard of care provided by a nurse practitioner(More)