Patricia Davidson

Summary

Affiliation: New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Maintaining hope in transition: a theoretical framework to guide interventions for people with heart failure
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, and Sydney West Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 22:58-64. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Beyond the rhetoric: what do we mean by a 'model of care'?
    Patricia Davidson
    School of Nursing, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney and Nursing Research Unit, New South Wales, Sydney West Area Health Service, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust J Adv Nurs 23:47-55. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical leadership in contemporary clinical practice: implications for nursing in Australia
    P M Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney and Sydney West Area Health Service, Sydney
    J Nurs Manag 14:180-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Patient-centered needs assessment: rationale for a psychometric measure for assessing needs in heart failure
    Patricia Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, South DC, New South Wales, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 19:164-71. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Integrated, collaborative palliative care in heart failure: the St. George Heart Failure Service experience 1999-2002
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, and Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 19:68-75. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Preparing for the worst while hoping for the best: the relevance of hope in the heart failure illness trajectory
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, and Sydney West Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 22:159-65. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Perceptions and experiences of heart disease: a literature review and identification of a research agenda in older women
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith DC 1797, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2:255-64. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Development of a health-related lifestyle self-management intervention for patients with coronary heart disease
    Ritin Santiago Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, Australia
    Heart Lung 38:491-8. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Life beyond severe traumatic injury: an integrative review of the literature
    Elizabeth Halcomb
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, NSW
    Aust Crit Care 18:17-8, 20-4. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of acutely ill older hospitalized patients following implementation of tailored models of care: a repeated measures (pre- and post-intervention) design
    Esther Chang
    University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing, PO Box 1797, Penrith South DC, 1797, NSW, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 44:1079-92. 2007

Detail Information

Publications80

  1. ncbi request reprint Maintaining hope in transition: a theoretical framework to guide interventions for people with heart failure
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, and Sydney West Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 22:58-64. 2007
    ..It is likely that incorporation of these factors in care planning, information, and interventions can facilitate patients' and their families' abilities to negotiate the HF illness trajectory, particularly in the advanced stages...
  2. ncbi request reprint Beyond the rhetoric: what do we mean by a 'model of care'?
    Patricia Davidson
    School of Nursing, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney and Nursing Research Unit, New South Wales, Sydney West Area Health Service, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust J Adv Nurs 23:47-55. 2006
    ..These challenges provoke discussion of potential alternative models of care, with scant reference to defining what constitutes a model of care...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical leadership in contemporary clinical practice: implications for nursing in Australia
    P M Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney and Sydney West Area Health Service, Sydney
    J Nurs Manag 14:180-7. 2006
    ..Leadership in the clinical practice environment is important to ensure both optimal patient outcomes and successive generations of motivated and enthusiastic clinicians...
  4. ncbi request reprint Patient-centered needs assessment: rationale for a psychometric measure for assessing needs in heart failure
    Patricia Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, South DC, New South Wales, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 19:164-71. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Integrated, collaborative palliative care in heart failure: the St. George Heart Failure Service experience 1999-2002
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, and Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 19:68-75. 2004
    ..This condition has outcomes worse than many cancers; however, patients are often denied the benefits of palliative care with its important emphasis on symptom management, spirituality, and emotional health and focus on family issues...
  6. ncbi request reprint Preparing for the worst while hoping for the best: the relevance of hope in the heart failure illness trajectory
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, and Sydney West Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 22:159-65. 2007
    ..The challenge exists to give what ostensibly may seem a bleak prognosis within a context of hope and optimism...
  7. ncbi request reprint Perceptions and experiences of heart disease: a literature review and identification of a research agenda in older women
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith DC 1797, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2:255-64. 2003
    ..This paper seeks to inform the development of nursing intervention studies by a review of published studies on the experiences and rehabilitative needs of older women with heart disease...
  8. ncbi request reprint Development of a health-related lifestyle self-management intervention for patients with coronary heart disease
    Ritin Santiago Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, Australia
    Heart Lung 38:491-8. 2009
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Life beyond severe traumatic injury: an integrative review of the literature
    Elizabeth Halcomb
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, NSW
    Aust Crit Care 18:17-8, 20-4. 2005
    ..Particular emphasis is required to develop systematic, sustainable and cost-effective follow-up to augment the successes of existing acute trauma services in providing high quality acute resuscitation and definitive trauma management...
  10. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of acutely ill older hospitalized patients following implementation of tailored models of care: a repeated measures (pre- and post-intervention) design
    Esther Chang
    University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing, PO Box 1797, Penrith South DC, 1797, NSW, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 44:1079-92. 2007
    ..There is a lack of research investigating models of nursing care for older hospitalised patients that address the nursing needs of this group...
  11. ncbi request reprint Community health nursing in Australia: a critical literature review and implications for professional development
    Kim Brookes
    St George Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales
    Contemp Nurse 16:195-207. 2004
    ..Increasing emphasis on community-based mandates an examination of the community health nurse (CHN)...
  12. doi request reprint Validation of the revised cardiac rehabilitation preference form in patients with post-percutaneous coronary intervention
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care, Liverpool BC, NSW, Australia
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:390-4. 2007
    ..Of note, participation rates of patients following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are low...
  13. ncbi request reprint Development and preliminary testing of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Enrolment Obstacles (CREO) scale: implications for service development
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney, Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 7:96-102. 2008
    ..Assessment of the barriers to CR participation in PCI patients could provide vital information for the development of alternate strategies for coronary risk factor modification...
  14. ncbi request reprint Australian nurses in general practice based heart failure management: implications for innovative collaborative practice
    Elizabeth Halcomb
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health SNFCH, College of Social and Health Sciences CSHS, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith DC 1797, NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 3:135-47. 2004
    ..1988, Scutari Press, London: Impact of rural living on the experience of chronic illness. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 2001. 9: 235-240]...
  15. ncbi request reprint The health-related quality of life trajectory in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, Australia
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:223-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the trajectory of cardiac patient's perceptions of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) during a 24-month period in a community-based population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cardiac rehabilitation coordinators' perceptions of patient-related barriers to implementing cardiac evidence-based guidelines
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, New South Wales, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:449-57. 2008
    ..Implementing evidence-based guidelines after a coronary event is vital to prevent recurrence of an acute episode. However, various barriers to guideline implementation have been identified...
  17. doi request reprint Validity, reliability and clinical feasibility of a Needs Assessment Tool for people with progressive cancer
    Amy Waller
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho oncology, School of Medicine and Public Health, The Cancer Council NSW, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Psychooncology 19:726-33. 2010
    ..Needs assessment is a valuable approach for determining the way health and social services allocate resources to people with cancer and their caregivers...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cultural aspects of adjustment to coronary heart disease in Chinese-Australians: a review of the literature
    John Daly
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 39:391-9. 2002
    ..Further, the potential to prevent and modulate the course of CHD, by strategies such as smoking cessation and lipid management, mandate a health promotion agenda based on equity and access for all members of society...
  19. ncbi request reprint Activities of home-based heart failure nurse specialists: a modified narrative analysis
    Patricia Davidson
    University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Crit Care 14:426-33. 2005
    ..Heart failure nurse specialists strive to optimize patients' outcomes in home-based settings...
  20. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic predictors and reasons for participation in an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programme following percutaneous coronary intervention
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, New South Wales, and Centre for Evidence Based Health Care a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 14:237-42. 2008
    ..Additional research on determinants of participation in CR programmes among this cohort of patients could assist in the development of new strategies to encourage healthy behaviours and reduce the risk of further cardiac events...
  21. doi request reprint Improving cardiac rehabilitation services--challenges for cardiac rehabilitation coordinators
    Ritin S Fernandez
    Family and Community Health, College of Health and Science, Campbelltown Campus, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 10:37-43. 2011
    ..Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a long term multifactorial rehabilitation program aimed at the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events. However, delivery of CR services is less than optimal...
  22. ncbi request reprint Best practice interventions to improve the management of older people in acute care settings: a literature review
    Louise Hickman
    School of Nursing, College Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 60:113-26. 2007
    ..This paper is a report of a literature review of experimental evidence describing interventions to manage the older adult in the acute care hospital setting...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cardiorespiratory nurses' perceptions of palliative care in nonmalignant disease: data for the development of clinical practice
    Patricia Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Crit Care 12:47-53. 2003
    ..The results of the study suggest a need for nurses to be equipped on both an intellectual and a practical level about the concept of palliative care in nonmalignant disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint A pilot randomised controlled trial comparing a health-related lifestyle self-management intervention with standard cardiac rehabilitation following an acute cardiac event: Implications for a larger clinical trial
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney, Centre for Applied Nursing Research, NSW, Australia
    Aust Crit Care 22:17-27. 2009
    ..This pilot study was to assess the feasibility of the health-related lifestyle self-management (HeLM) intervention as a strategy to decrease cardiovascular risk following acute coronary syndrome...
  25. ncbi request reprint Voices from the floor: Nurses' perceptions of the medical emergency team
    Yenna Salamonson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Campus, Building 7, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, New South Wales 1797, Australia
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 22:138-43. 2006
    ..Investment in ongoing education of clinicians and interdisciplinary communication is likely to encourage less experienced nurses to utilise this system, whilst decreasing the reticence of some nurses to call the MET...
  26. ncbi request reprint Traditional Chinese Medicine and heart disease: what does Western medicine and nursing science know about it?
    Patricia Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health SNFCH, College of Social and Health Sciences CSHS, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2:171-81. 2003
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint The relationship between acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in injured children
    Richard A Bryant
    School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Trauma Stress 20:1075-9. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that the current ASD diagnosis is not optimal in identifying younger children who are high risk for PTSD development...
  28. ncbi request reprint Why do women underestimate the risk of cardiac disease? A literature review
    Jean Hammond
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney Campbelltown Campus, Penrith South DC, New South Wales 1797, Australia
    Aust Crit Care 20:53-9. 2007
    ..Despite the quantity of information available to women about risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), many women do not perceive this risk...
  29. doi request reprint Awareness of risk factors for coronary heart disease following interventional cardiology procedures: a key concern for nursing practice
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 14:435-42. 2008
    ..The findings have important implications for nursing practice in terms of directing educational efforts for the modification of risk factors for coronary heart disease...
  30. ncbi request reprint Using the illness trajectory framework to describe recovery from traumatic injury
    Elizabeth Halcomb
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 19:232-41. 2005
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Using the consensus development conference method in healthcare research
    Elizabeth Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Nurse Res 16:56-71. 2008
    ..This paper by Elizabeth Halcomb, Patricia Davidson and Laura Hardaker discusses the issues central to the planning and conduct of the consensus development ..
  32. ncbi request reprint An insight into Australian nurses' experience of withdrawal/withholding of treatment in the ICU
    Elizabeth Halcomb
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, DC 1797, NSW, Australia
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 20:214-22. 2004
    ..Whilst the competent individual has the right to refuse or embrace treatment, ICU patients are rarely able to exercise this right. Thus, decision-making is left to medical professionals and family/significant others...
  33. ncbi request reprint Magnitude of change in cardiac health-enhancing behaviours 6 months following an acute myocardial infarction
    Yenna Salamonson
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Campus, Building 7, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith DC, New South Wales 1797, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 6:66-71. 2007
    ..The adoption of health-enhancing behaviours is essential to reduce the likelihood of recurrent coronary events...
  34. ncbi request reprint Theoretical considerations in reducing risk for cardiovascular disease: implications for nursing practice
    Leila Gholizadeh
    Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 19:2137-45. 2010
    ..Furthermore, perception in increasing cardiovascular risk-reducing behaviours in a socio-cultural framework is discussed, and an empirical development conceptual model presented...
  35. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an information booklet for caregivers of people with dementia: an Australian perspective
    Esther Chang
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Nurs Health Sci 12:45-51. 2010
    ..Only a small group of respondents considered the information to be confronting. The reported anxiety was thought to be part of a larger issue of dementia education and dealing with loss and not specifically related to the booklet itself...
  36. doi request reprint Effectiveness of brief structured interventions on risk factor modification for patients with coronary heart disease: a systematic review
    Ritin Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research Liverpool Hospital, NSW Centre for Evidence Based Health Care a collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University of Technology, Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Evid Based Healthc 5:370-405. 2007
    ..Further trials using larger sample sizes need to be undertaken to demonstrate the benefits of brief structured intervention targeted at the modification of single or multiple risk factors...
  37. doi request reprint The caregiving role following percutaneous coronary intervention
    John Rolley
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Science, Curtin University of Technology, Chippendale, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 20:227-35. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to describe the experience of caregivers of individuals who have had a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Barriers to participation in and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation programs: a critical literature review
    John Daly
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC NSW 1797, Australia
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 17:8-17. 2002
    ..Suggestions for reducing barriers to participation and adherence to CR programs, as well as for future research aimed at clearly identifying these barriers, are discussed...
  39. doi request reprint More similarities than differences: an international comparison of CVD mortality and risk factors in women
    Leila Gholizadeh
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
    Health Care Women Int 29:3-22. 2008
    ..A multifaceted approach considering physiological, social, economic, and political determinants is critical to improve the cardiovascular health outcomes of women...
  40. ncbi request reprint Persistence of coronary risk factor status in participants 12 to 18 months after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Ritin S Fernandez
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:379-87. 2006
    ..Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a widely performed revascularization technique for coronary heart disease; however, there is limited research investigating the risk factor status of patients 1 year after the procedure...
  41. doi request reprint Effectiveness of general practice nurse interventions in cardiac risk factor reduction among adults
    Elizabeth Halcomb
    Centre for Applied Nursing Reasearch, Sydney South West Area Health Service and School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Nursing Research Unit, Sydney West Area Health Service and School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney
    Int J Evid Based Healthc 5:269-95. 2007
    ..Further well-designed research is required to establish the effectiveness of practice nurse interventions for cardiovascular disease management and risk factor reduction in terms of patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness...
  42. ncbi request reprint Malignant mesothelioma in Australia, 1945-2000
    James Leigh
    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Am J Ind Med 41:188-201. 2002
    ..While the history of the Wittenoom (Western Australia) crocidolite mine and its aftermath is well known, these cases comprise only 5% of the total. This study describes the incidence of mesothelioma in Australia from 1945 to 2000...
  43. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of appraisals in childhood posttraumatic stress disorder
    Richard A Bryant
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Behav Res Ther 45:2502-7. 2007
    ..This study supports cognitive models of PTSD, and suggests that younger children who exaggerate their vulnerability after trauma exposure are high risk for PTSD after trauma...
  44. doi request reprint Exercise training in patients with stable chronic heart failure: effects on thoracic impedance cardiography and B-type natriuretic peptide
    John A Butterfield
    Biosite Inc, Kingswood, NSW, Australia
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 28:33-7. 2008
    ..This study investigated the utility of noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring and point-of-care BNP in a cardiac rehabilitation outpatient setting...
  45. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers
    Josephine M Clayton
    Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 186:S77, S79, S83-108. 2007
  46. doi request reprint Supporting patients and their caregivers after-hours at the end of life: the role of telephone support
    Jane L Phillips
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:11-21. 2008
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Multi-faceted palliative care intervention: aged care nurses' and care assistants' perceptions and experiences
    Jane L Phillips
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 62:216-27. 2008
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Strategic directions for developing the Australian general practice nurse role in cardiovascular disease management
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Sydney South West Area Health Service and University of Western Sydney, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 26:125-35. 2007
    ..The time is ripe, therefore, to engage in prospective and strategic planning to inform development of the practice nurse role...
  49. ncbi request reprint A partnership model in the development and implementation of a collaborative, cardiovascular education program for Aboriginal Health Workers
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin University of Technology, Curtin House, 39 Regent Street, Sydney, NSW 2008, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 32:139-46. 2008
    ..Student evaluation demonstrated a desire for group-based activities and the high value placed on clinical visits. Feedback on both outcome and process measures will inform course delivery and design...
  50. ncbi request reprint Nursing education on women's health care in Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand
    Vickie A Lambert
    College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA
    J Transcult Nurs 15:44-53. 2004
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Systematic literature review of oral hygiene practices for intensive care patients receiving mechanical ventilation
    Angela M Berry
    Westmead Hospital, Westmed, Australia
    Am J Crit Care 16:552-62; quiz 563. 2007
    ..Nevertheless, evidence from randomized controlled trials that could inform best practice is limited...
  52. ncbi request reprint A survey of commitment and compassion among nurses in residential aged care
    Jane L Phillips
    University of Western Sydney, Australia
    Int J Palliat Nurs 13:282-90. 2007
    ..To assess the views and attitudes of aged care staff providing direct care towards palliative care and to identify their learning needs...
  53. ncbi request reprint Clinical nurses' knowledge of evidence-based practice: constructing a framework to evaluate a multifaceted intervention for implementing EBP
    Bernice Mott
    Blacktown Mt Druitt Health, Sydney, New South Wales
    Contemp Nurse 19:96-104. 2005
    ..This study also provides baseline data upon which to evaluate local interventions to promote knowledge of EBP amongst clinicians...
  54. ncbi request reprint Palliative care for end-stage dementia: a discussion of the implications for education of health care professionals
    Esther Chang
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus, Penrith South, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 25:326-32. 2005
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint An introduction to the collaborative methodology and its potential use for the management of heart failure
    Phillip J Newton
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Science, University of Western Sydney, West Area Health Service, New South Wales, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:161-8. 2006
    ..The collaborative methodology, based upon a quality improvement philosophy, has been identified as a potentially useful tool to address this treatment gap...
  56. ncbi request reprint Beyond comfort: oral hygiene as a critical nursing activity in the intensive care unit
    Angela M Berry
    Intensive Care Services, Westmead Hospital, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia angela_
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 22:318-28. 2006
    ..While a number of studies have examined oral hygiene practices in oncological patients there is significantly less attention devoted to these practices in the critically ill...
  57. ncbi request reprint A case for consideration of cultural diversity in heart failure management--Part 1: Rationale for the DISCOVER Study
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney and Western Sydney Area Health Service, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 17:204-10. 2004
    ..Such information will assist clinicians to tailor health care service delivery and ensure the delivery of appropriate, quality care. This manuscript provides the background, rationale and methods for this study...
  58. ncbi request reprint Evolution of practice nursing in Australia
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Sydney South West Area Health Service and University of Western Sydney, Liverpool, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 55:376-88; discussion 388-90. 2006
    ..This paper describes the evolution of Australian practice nursing and documents seminal events in crystallizing the importance of the nursing role in general practice...
  59. ncbi request reprint Australian women and heart disease: trends, epidemiological perspectives and the need for a culturally competent research agenda
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney and Western Sydney Area Health Service, New South Wales
    Contemp Nurse 16:62-73. 2003
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Enhancing palliative care delivery in a regional community in Australia
    Jane L Phillips
    Aust Health Rev 30:370-9. 2006
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Coming of age: affiliate member profile and participation in the annual scientific meeting of the cardiac society of Australia and New Zealand
    Carolyn M Astley
    Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
    Heart Lung Circ 16:447-51. 2007
    ..Documenting the evolution and progression of a group's professional development is a useful strategy in informing future strategic initiatives...
  62. ncbi request reprint Synergizing acute care and palliative care to optimise nursing care in end-stage cardiorespiratory disease
    Patricia M Davidson
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health University of Western Sydney, Division of Medicine, St George Hospital, Sydney, NSW
    Aust Crit Care 15:64-9. 2002
    ..Issues for refinement of acute and critical care nursing practice and research priorities are identified to create a synergy between these philosophical perspectives...
  63. ncbi request reprint The surgeon for the future and implications for training
    Patricia M Davidson
    John Hunter Children s Hospital and The School of Medical Practice and Population Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 72:822-8. 2002
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Beyond competition: a new paradigm for collaborative cardiovascular research in Australia
    Patricia M Davidson
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 4:181-2. 2005
  65. ncbi request reprint The first 12 weeks following discharge from hospital: the experience of Gujarati South Asian survivors of acute myocardial infarction and their families
    Rosemary A Webster
    Coronary Care Unit, Leicester General Hospital, United Kingdom
    Contemp Nurse 15:288-99. 2003
    ..Reflection, contemplation and resignation characterize this period of vulnerability. Overwhelmingly, data analysis revealed that the Gujarati culture, beliefs and customs influenced the recovery experience...
  66. ncbi request reprint Literature review: considerations in undertaking focus group research with culturally and linguistically diverse groups
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    Centre for Applied Nursing Research, University of Western Sydney and Sydney South West Area Health Service, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 16:1000-11. 2007
    ..This integrated literature review seeks to identify the key considerations in conducting focus groups and discusses the specific considerations for focus group research with culturally and linguistically diverse groups...
  67. ncbi request reprint Stressful life events, resources, and access: key considerations in quitting smoking at an Aboriginal Medical Service
    Michelle DiGiacomo
    Nursing Research Unit, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:174-6. 2007
    ..This brief report describes stress as a barrier to quitting smoking derived from reflections within an Aboriginal Medical Service and makes recommendations for intervention development...
  68. ncbi request reprint Nurse faculty perceptions regarding psychiatric-mental health nursing behavioral interventions: a cross-cultural comparison
    Clinton E Lambert
    College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
    Contemp Nurse 15:333-46. 2003
    ..The findings reflect diversity in the role and educational preparation of psychiatric-mental health nurses, as well as how psychiatric-mental health patients are treated...
  69. ncbi request reprint An exploration of the usefulness of motivational interviewing in facilitating secondary prevention gains in cardiac rehabilitation
    Karen Hancock
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 25:200-6. 2005
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Nursing in Australian general practice: directions and perspectives
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, Sydney, NSW 1797
    Aust Health Rev 29:156-66. 2005
    ..This paper provides a review of the literature and seeks to identify the barriers and facilitators to implementation of the practice nurse role in Australia and identifies strategic directions for future research and policy development...
  71. doi request reprint Difficult conversations and chronic heart failure: do you talk the talk or walk the walk?
    Patricia M Davidson
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 1:274-8. 2007
    ..This article contains a review of available information to assist clinicians in undertaking discussions regarding prognosis, treatment decisions and advance care planning...
  72. ncbi request reprint Role theory: a framework to investigate the community nurse role in contemporary health care systems
    Kim Brookes
    St George Hospital, Sydney South East Illawarra Area Health Service, Sydney NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 25:146-55. 2007
    ..social structuralism 2. symbolic interactionism and 3. the dramaturgical perspective. These philosophical perspectives provide a useful framework to investigate the role of community nurses in the contemporary health care system...
  73. ncbi request reprint Exploring the development of Australian general practice nursing: where we have come from and where to from here?
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    South Western Sydney Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Sydney South West Area Health Service and School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 26:145-53. 2007
    ..Documenting the evolution of this emerging specialty is important in planning initiatives to maximise practice nurses' important contribution to primary health care...
  74. ncbi request reprint Differences in universal diverse orientation among nursing students in Australia
    Yenna Salamonson
    School of Nursing, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Campus, Building 7, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC 1797, New South Wales, Australia
    Nurs Outlook 55:296-302. 2007
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  75. ncbi request reprint English-language acculturation predicts academic performance in nursing students who speak English as a second language
    Yenna Salamonson
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South, Sydney, DC 1797 New South Wales, Australia
    Res Nurs Health 31:86-94. 2008
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Residential aged care: the last frontier for palliative care
    Jane Phillips
    Mid North Coast, NSW, Division of General Practice, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 55:416-24. 2006
    ..This paper is a report of an explorative study describing the perceptions and beliefs about palliative care among nurses and care assistants working in residential aged care facilities in Australia...
  77. doi request reprint Pragmatic insights into a nurse-delivered motivational interviewing intervention in the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation setting
    Bronwyn Everett
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 28:61-4. 2008
    ..The purposes of this report are to describe processes in incorporating motivational interviewing in the CR setting and to discuss insights gained regarding the use of this intervention...
  78. ncbi request reprint Is verbatim transcription of interview data always necessary?
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    College of Social and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Family, and Community Health, University of Western Sydney, Penrith DC, 1797 NSW, Australia
    Appl Nurs Res 19:38-42. 2006
    ..Finally, it provides an alternative method to verbatim transcription of managing audiorecorded interview data...
  79. ncbi request reprint People with an intellectual disability in the discourse of chronic and complex conditions: an invisible group?
    Linda Goddard
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW 2640, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 32:405-14. 2008
    ..Strategies such as guideline and competency development may better prepare health professions to care for people with disabilities and chronic and complex care needs and their families...
  80. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular disease management: time to advance the practice nurse role?
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, Sydney, NSW 1797, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 32:44-53. 2008
    ..This paper identifies and explores the factors cited by practice nurses as impacting on the development of their role in cardiovascular disease management...