Julie M Creamer

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This research examined the relationship between the content of work, the work environment and job satisfaction among nurses working in a teaching hospital located in a remote area of Central Australia. Using the results of recent meta-analyses of job satisfaction, a conceptual framework was developed that predicted that work content (variety, autonomy, task(More)
BACKGROUND Although creating a culture of safety to support clinicians and improve the quality of patient care is a common goal among health care organizations, it can be difficult to envision specific efforts to directly influence organizational culture. To promote transparency and reinforce a nonpunitive attitude throughout the organization, a forum for(More)
BACKGROUND Unrelieved pain remains a critical problem in health care. Barriers to improving the state of pain control include lack of education of health care professionals. Traditional quality improvement (QI) strategies directed toward educational interventions are rarely sufficient to change pain-related practice. PAIN RESOURCE NURSE (PRN) PROGRAM: The(More)
AIMS To give an updated perspective of interventions from additional data collected since our first review, conducted in 2008. BACKGROUND This updated Cochrane Review incorporates new information from recent randomized controlled trials on culturally appropriate diabetes health education interventions. METHODS An electronic literature search of six(More)
This paper reports on a pilot study that focused on the feasibility of conducting longitudinal research on the health status of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. Twenty patients completed a short ICU specific health status survey while in ICU and then were invited to complete the same survey--with the addition of the Medical Outcome Study Short Form-36(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged intermittent renal replacement therapy (PIRRT) is a dialysis modality for critically ill patients that in theory combines the superior detoxification and haemodynamic stability of the continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) with the operational convenience, reduced haemorrhagic risk and low cost of conventional intermittent(More)
Worldwide shortages of critical care (CC) nurses have resulted in efforts targeted at understanding this unique area of nursing practice. This paper describes the findings of a qualitative study in which interviews with 17 CC nurses were conducted and provides insight into the support and continuing education required by both novice and experienced CC(More)
BACKGROUND Extended daily diafiltration (EDDf) is a prolonged intermittent dialysis technique introduced as an alternative to continuous renal replacement therapy in critically ill patients. Although EDDf has the advantages of ease of use, low cost and patient tolerability, there is concern that the high blood and dialysate flow rates used with EDDf may(More)
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