Rachel Nicholls

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OBJECTIVE To test a method of assessing whether a community of interest - when well informed - would be prepared to support or reject a public policy decision about cancer screening. In particular, whether the New Zealand government should offer free mammography screening to all women aged 40-49 years. METHODS Eleven women aged from 40 to 49 years,(More)
OBJECTIVE to review qualitative research studies conducted in low resource settings around the perinatal continuum over the past two decades, with particular focus on the cultural realm; to identify common themes in the research-base, in order to provide policy direction for culturally appropriate perinatal interventions. DESIGN systematic literature(More)
AIM To use a Delphi panel to determine the relative importance and feasibility of workplace health promotion interventions to promote and support the health of the Australian nursing and midwifery workforce. BACKGROUND The nursing workforce experiences rates of ill health above that of other workforces, yet there is little investment in workplace health(More)
BACKGROUND The perinatal period, i.e. pregnancy, childbirth and early infancy, is a significant transition period where the biological and the social strongly intersect. In low and middle-income countries the disease burden arising from the perinatal period, is still substantial. The perinatal period is also a crucial window of opportunity for reducing(More)
AIM To examine the workforce, workplace, psychosocial and health characteristics of nurses and midwives in relation to their reported use of sickness absence described as 'mental health days'. BACKGROUND The occupational stress associated with the nursing profession is increasingly recognized and nurse/midwifery absenteeism is a significant global(More)
AIM To investigate and describe nurses' and midwives' physical health, rates of symptoms and disease, and to determine if these factors contribute to intention to leave. BACKGROUND The nursing and midwifery workforce is ageing yet little is known about their physical health or its relationship to intention to leave. METHODS An online survey of health(More)