Rene Michael

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The complexities of the recovery process following a traumatic event suggest a need to provide support resources that sustain or promote positive perceptions of the events. The availability and effectiveness of social support is a function of both its content and its capability of responding appropriately to the influence of the recovery dynamics in a(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital patients experience significant pain, which can delay healing and increase the risk of developing chronic pain. Nurses are affected by patients' ongoing pain and may cope with consequent anxiety and helplessness by distancing themselves from such patients. Understanding nurses' responses to patients in severe pain will inform strategies(More)
Traumatic experiences in the workplace are an integral part of the role of the perioperative nurse. The atypical nature and characteristics of these experiences is such that perioperative nurses may suddenly encounter reactions and feelings that are very different and more intense than anything they will have encountered previously. Furthermore, these(More)
Perioperative nurses are confronted daily with the reality of trauma, of experiencing abuse and conflict in the workplace, dealing with practice issues such as gruesome motor vehicle accidents, as well as the heartbreaking tragedy of death (Michael 1999, Michael & Jenkins 2000). This study explored the reported impact of traumatic events upon the well-being(More)
This study explored Tanzanian midwives' perceptions of their professional role within their local context. Findings were to inform recommendations for continuing professional development education programs by Western midwifery educators. Using focus group interviews with sixteen Tanzanian midwives, the findings revealed that the midwives' overwhelming focus(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the perceptions of nurse managers in Western Australia, Singapore and Tanzania regarding desirable attributes for effective management of their health services, and to identify and discuss the implications for health-management education provided by Australian universities. METHODS Nurse managers completed a questionnaire covering(More)
The incidence of hospital acquired infection in developing countries is between two to 20 times higher than in developed countries and is attributable to multiple causes. Evidence-based international policies and guidelines developed to improve infection prevention and control are often not used in practice in these countries. To combat this challenge, this(More)
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