Debra K Creedy
Affiliation: Griffith University
- Elective cesarean section and decision making: a critical review of the literatureChris McCourt
Centre for Research in Midwifery and Childbirth, Thames Valley University, London, United Kingdom
Birth 34:65-79. 2007..The objective of this article was to critically review the research literature concerning women's preference or request for elective cesarean section published since that critiqued by Gamble and Creedy in 2000...
- Boosting morale and improving performance in the nursing settingPeta Stapleton
School of Nursing, Griffith University, Australia
J Nurs Manag 15:811-6. 2007..These include: role preparation for managers, understanding internal and external motivation, fostering internal motivation in nursing staff, and the importance of attitude when investing in relationships...
- Effective suckling in relation to naked maternal-infant body contact in the first hour of life: an observation studyRuth M Cantrill
Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health, PO Box 7254, Redland Bay, Queensland 4165, Australia
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:20. 2014..Few studies have closely observed the implementation of these guidelines in practice. We sought to evaluate these practices on suckling achievement within the first hour after birth...
- Evaluating a Web-enhanced bachelor of nursing curriculum: perspectives of third-year studentsDebra K Creedy
Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith Health, Griffith University, PMB 50 Gold Coast Mail Centre, Queensland 9726, Australia
J Nurs Educ 46:460-7. 2007..Students with good IT skills are more likely to perceive Web-enhanced material as useful...
- Perceptions of psychosocial support groups by parents who have a child with diabetes: a needs analysisDebra K Creedy
Research Centre for Clinical Practice Innovation, Griffith University
Collegian 12:28-32. 2005..Support groups need to address both content and practical issues for enhanced support and empowerment of families...
- Using a critical reflection process to create an effective learning community in the workplaceRachel Walker
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith Institute of Health and Medical Research, Griffith University, Nathan, 4111, Queensland Australia
Nurse Educ Today 33:504-11. 2013..The four-step model of critical reflection allowed participants to reflect on clinical learning issues, and raise them in a safe environment that enabled topics to be challenged and explored in a shared and cooperative manner...
- Study protocol for reducing childbirth fear: a midwife-led psycho-education interventionJennifer Fenwick
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Logan Campus, University Drive, Meadowbrook, QLD 4131, Australia
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:190. 2013..There have been few well-designed intervention studies that test interventions to address women's childbirth fear, support normal birth, and diminish the possibility of a negative birth experience...
- Characteristics of leadership that influence clinical learning: a narrative reviewRachel Walker
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith Institute of Health and Medical Research, Griffith University, Nathan, 4111, Queensland, Australia
Nurse Educ Today 31:743-56. 2011..The review has raised some suggestions for future research aimed at examining the impact of a leadership capacity building intervention that supports clinical learning...
- Australian midwives' attitudes towards care for women with emotional distressCindy J Jones
School of Nursing and Midwifery Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland 4111, Australia
Midwifery 28:216-21. 2012..to assess Australian midwives' attitudes towards caring for women with emotional distress and their perceptions of the extent to which workplace policies and processes hindered such care...
- Australian midwives' awareness and management of antenatal and postpartum depressionCindy J Jones
Griffith University, School of Nursing and Midwifery Nathan Campus, 170 Kesssels Road, Nathan, Queensland 4111, Australia
Women Birth 25:23-8. 2012..The detection of maternal depression can be improved with routine screening. This practice is expected to be integrated into midwifery practice under the Australia National Perinatal Depression Initiative...
- A counselling model for postpartum women after distressing birth experiencesJenny Gamble
Research Centre for Clinical Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Logan Campus Meadowbrook, Queensland 4131, Australia
Midwifery 25:e21-30. 2009..to describe the development and application of a brief counselling intervention for women who have experienced a traumatic birth...
- A randomized controlled trial of a psycho-education intervention by midwives in reducing childbirth fear in pregnant womenJocelyn Toohill
Griffith Health Institute, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Birth 41:384-94. 2014..The purpose of this study is to test an antenatal psycho-education intervention by midwives in reducing women's childbirth fear...
- How midwives learn about breastfeedingRuth M Cantrill
School of Nursing, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland
Aust J Midwifery 16:11-6. 2003..The development of national standards for course accreditation on lactation and infant feeding by ACMI, Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) would be a useful quality measure...
- Women's expectations of maternity services: a community-based surveyJenny Gamble
Research Centre for Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Logan Campus Meadowbrook, Queensland 4131, Australia
Women Birth 20:115-20. 2007..Examining women's preferences for maternity care is overdue. Understanding women's preferences and re-orienting services to meet their expectations is critical to improving health outcomes...
- A review of the literature on debriefing or non-directive counselling to prevent postpartum emotional distressJenny A Gamble
School of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Health, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Kessels Road, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia
Midwifery 18:72-9. 2002..Debriefing and non-directive counselling have been used as early interventions to reduce the prevalence of depression and post-traumatic stress...
- Factors associated with childbirth self-efficacy in Australian childbearing womenLianne Schwartz
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, University Drive, Meadowbrook, QLD, 4131, Australia
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 15:465. 2015..Childbirth confidence is an important marker of women's coping abilities during labour and birth. This study investigated socio-demographic, obstetric and psychological factors affecting self-efficacy in childbearing women...
- Prevalence of childbirth fear in an Australian sample of pregnant womenJocelyn Toohill
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Logan Campus, University Drive, Meadowbrook, QLD 4131, Australia
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:275. 2014....
- Australian midwives' knowledge of antenatal and postpartum depression: a national surveyCindy J Jones
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia
J Midwifery Womens Health 56:353-61. 2011..This study assessed Australian midwives' levels of knowledge and learning needs regarding antenatal depression and postpartum depression...
- Mentor evaluation of a year-long mentorship program: a quality improvement initiativeMary Ann van Eps
Research Centre for Clinical Practice Innovation, Griffth University, Brisbane, Australia
Collegian 13:26-30. 2006..Their vision and commitment to nursing was also evident in the perceived benefits of the program for the profession...
- Midwives' perceptions of organisational structures and processes influencing their ability to provide caseload care to socially disadvantaged and vulnerable womenJane Menke
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Centre for Health Practice Innovation HPI, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, University Drive, Meadowbrook, Queensland 4131, Australia Electronic address
Midwifery 30:1096-103. 2014..This study examined midwives' perceptions of organisational structures and processes of care when working in a caseload model (Midwifery Group Practice MGP) for socially disadvantaged and vulnerable childbearing women...
- Using root cause analysis to promote critical thinking in final year Bachelor of Midwifery studentsAmanda G Carter
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia Electronic address
Nurse Educ Today 34:1018-23. 2014..Analysis of actual case scenarios using root cause analysis may foster students' critical thinking and application of 'best practice' principles in complex clinical situations...
- Thai women's experience of intimate partner violence during the perinatal period: a case study analysisAmornrat Sricamsuk Saito
Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nurs Health Sci 11:382-7. 2009..The study highlights the neglect of women's rights by police and community leaders, the attribution of blame to women, and their perceived sense of powerlessness and a lack of knowledge about the available resources...
- Promoting a positive transition to parenthood: a randomized clinical trial of couple relationship educationW Kim Halford
Griffith University, Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt QLD 4122, Australia
Prev Sci 11:89-100. 2010..Mean parenting stress reflected positive adjustment to parenthood with no differences between BAP and CCP. CCP shows promise as a brief program that can enhance couple communication and women's adjustment to parenthood...
- An Australian study of midwives' breast-feeding knowledgeRuth M Cantrill
Faculty of Nursing and Health, Griffith University, Kessels Road, Nathan, 4305 Queensland, Australia
Midwifery 19:310-7. 2003..To investigate midwives' breast-feeding knowledge, assess associations between knowledge and role, and report on the validity and reliability of the Breast-feeding Knowledge Questionnaire for the Australian context...
- Psychometric characteristics of the breastfeeding self-efficacy scale: data from an Australian sampleDebra K Creedy
Centre for Practice Innovation in Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Res Nurs Health 26:143-52. 2003....
- A critical review of vaginal birth rates after a primary Caesarean in Queensland hospitalsJocelyn Toohill
Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Meadowbrook, QLD 4131, Australia
Aust Health Rev 37:642-8. 2013..There is relatively little information on the extent to which maternal preference, birthing decisions and outcomes match best available evidence...
- Exploration of the family's role and strengths after a young woman is diagnosed with breast cancer: views of women and their familiesElisabeth Coyne
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University Logan Campus, University Drive Meadowbrook, Queensland 4131, Australia
Eur J Oncol Nurs 16:124-30. 2012..This exploratory descriptive study examined the role and strengths of the family when supporting the younger woman (<50 years) after a diagnosis of breast cancer. The perspectives of women and family members were sought...
- Symptoms of acute posttraumatic stress disorder after intensive careKaren Wallen
Research Centre for Clinical Practice Innovation, Griffith University Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Am J Crit Care 17:534-43; quiz 544. 2008..Admission to intensive care is often a sudden and unexpected event precipitated by a life-threatening condition, 2 determinants thought to influence the development of posttraumatic stress disorder...
- Maternal role development: the impact of maternal distress and social support following childbirthElizabeth N Emmanuel
Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Midwifery 27:265-72. 2011..to explore the relationship between maternal role development (MRD), maternal distress (MD) and social support following childbirth...
- Breastfeeding duration in an Australian population: the influence of modifiable antenatal factorsRosemary J Blyth
Royal Women s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia
J Hum Lact 20:30-8. 2004..7% vs 87.5%). Similarly, mothers with high breastfeeding self-efficacy were more likely to be breastfeeding compared to mothers with low self-efficacy (79.3% vs 50.0%)...
- Student evaluations of a year-long mentorship program: a quality improvement initiativeMary Ann van Eps
Staff Development, The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Nurse Educ Today 26:519-24. 2006..The benefits of mentorship were derived from a long term, supportive relationship with the same registered nurse who was committed to the student's professional development...
- Effect of maternal confidence on breastfeeding duration: an application of breastfeeding self-efficacy theoryRosemary Blyth
Royal Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Birth 29:278-84. 2002..The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of maternal confidence (breastfeeding self-efficacy) on breastfeeding duration...
- Women's views of registered nurses as Papanicolaou smear providers: a pilot studyLeane Christie
Queensland Cervical Screening Program, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Queensland
Contemp Nurse 20:159-68. 2005..This pilot study assessed women's attitudes towards RNs as providers...
- Developing critical appraisal skills using a review of the evidence for postpartum debriefingDebra K Creedy
Faculty of Nursing and Health, Griffith University, Kessels Road, Nathan, Brisbane
Aust J Midwifery 15:3-9. 2002
- Domestic violence. Screening can be made acceptable to womenJoan Webster
BMJ 325:44. 2002