Elizabeth J Halcomb

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Culturally and linguistically diverse general practitioners' utilisation of practice nurses
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
    Collegian 20:137-44. 2013
  2. pmc A qualitative evaluation of New Zealand consumers perceptions of general practice nurses
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 14:26. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Graduating nursing students' perceived preparedness for working in critical care areas
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    Family and Community Health Research Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 68:2229-36. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Practice nurses experiences of mentoring undergraduate nursing students in Australian general practice
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    Family and Community Health Research Group and School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 32:524-8. 2012
  5. pmc Quit in general practice: a cluster randomised trial of enhanced in-practice support for smoking cessation
    Nicholas Zwar
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 11:59. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Nurses in Australian general practice: implications for chronic disease management
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Penrith DC, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 17:6-15. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Promoting leadership and management in Australian general practice nursing: what will it take?
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Nurs Manag 16:846-52. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Casualisation of the teaching workforce: implications for nursing education
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery and Family and Community Health Research Group FaCH, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 30:528-32. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of multidisciplinary case conferencing in residential aged care facilities
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, Sydney, NSW 1797, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 33:566-71. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Validation of the Professional Practice Environment Scale in Australian general practice
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Family and Community Health Research Group, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South DC, NSW, Australia
    J Nurs Scholarsh 42:207-13. 2010

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Culturally and linguistically diverse general practitioners' utilisation of practice nurses
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
    Collegian 20:137-44. 2013
    ..Practice nurses are primarily employed by general practitioners, however little is known about the barriers to practice nurse employment from the perspective of general practitioners (GPs)...
  2. pmc A qualitative evaluation of New Zealand consumers perceptions of general practice nurses
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 14:26. 2013
    ..Patient satisfaction can impact on compliance with suggested treatments and therefore impact on health outcomes. Comparatively few studies have explored consumer satisfaction with nurses in general practice...
  3. doi request reprint Graduating nursing students' perceived preparedness for working in critical care areas
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    Family and Community Health Research Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 68:2229-36. 2012
    ..This article reports a study examining the relationships between undergraduate students' demographics, educational preparation and clinical experience and their self reported preparedness for employment in critical care...
  4. doi request reprint Practice nurses experiences of mentoring undergraduate nursing students in Australian general practice
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    Family and Community Health Research Group and School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 32:524-8. 2012
    ..Conversely, the experience provides an impetus for practice nurses to maintain currency of their clinical skills and knowledge through mentoring student nurses...
  5. pmc Quit in general practice: a cluster randomised trial of enhanced in-practice support for smoking cessation
    Nicholas Zwar
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 11:59. 2010
    ..This study will test the uptake and effectiveness of a flexible package of smoking cessation support provided primarily by the practice nurse (PN) and tailored to meet the needs of a diversity of patients...
  6. doi request reprint Nurses in Australian general practice: implications for chronic disease management
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Penrith DC, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 17:6-15. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the demographic and employment characteristics of Australian practice nurses and explore the relationship between these characteristics and the nurses' role...
  7. doi request reprint Promoting leadership and management in Australian general practice nursing: what will it take?
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Nurs Manag 16:846-52. 2008
    ..This paper outlines the current state of Australian practice nursing, describes the context of general practice and establishes the importance of promoting leadership and management in this setting...
  8. doi request reprint Casualisation of the teaching workforce: implications for nursing education
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery and Family and Community Health Research Group FaCH, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 30:528-32. 2010
    ..The paper advances the discourse around the role and implications of employing sessional teachers in undergraduate nursing schools. Recommendations for supporting sessional staff and further research are presented...
  9. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of multidisciplinary case conferencing in residential aged care facilities
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, Sydney, NSW 1797, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 33:566-71. 2009
    ..To explore the understanding about and perceptions of, multidisciplinary case conferencing in residential aged care from the perspective of residential facility staff, residents, carers and general practitioners...
  10. doi request reprint Validation of the Professional Practice Environment Scale in Australian general practice
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Family and Community Health Research Group, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South DC, NSW, Australia
    J Nurs Scholarsh 42:207-13. 2010
    ..To validate the Professional Practice Environment Scale (PPE) in Australian general practice...
  11. ncbi request reprint Uptake of Medicare chronic disease items in Australia by general practice nurses and Aboriginal health workers
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    Family and Community Health Research Group and School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Collegian 17:57-61. 2010
    ..Exploring reasons for these regional variations and linking uptake of Medicare Item numbers to patient outcomes is important in developing the nursing role in Australian general practice...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint Development and psychometric validation of the general practice nurse satisfaction scale
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    Family and Community Health Research Group FaCH and School of Nursing and Midwifery SONM, College of Health and Science CHS, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Nurs Scholarsh 43:318-27. 2011
    ..To develop an instrument to assess consumer satisfaction with nursing in general practice to provide feedback to nurses about consumers' perceptions of their performance...
  16. 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...
  17. 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]...
  18. doi request reprint A comparative study of assessment grading and nursing students' perceptions of quality in sessional and tenured teachers
    Yenna Salamonson
    Family and Community Health Research Group and School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Nurs Scholarsh 42:423-9. 2010
    ..We aim to examine differences in (a) student satisfaction with sessional and tenured staff and (b) assessment scores awarded by sessional and tenured staff in students' written assignments...
  19. ncbi request reprint Nursing student feedback on undergraduate research education: implications for teaching and learning
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 33:59-68. 2009
    ..The implications of these findings are discussed in the context of the theoretical underpinnings of adult learning and teaching in the development of future course materials...
  20. doi request reprint Clinical placements in general practice: relationships between practice nurses and tertiary institutions
    Kathleen Peters
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Building Q1 7, Campbelltown Campus, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
    Nurse Educ Pract 13:186-91. 2013
    ..To optimise the quality of these placements, however, it is essential that HEIs provide appropriate support to the practice nurses mentoring these students...
  21. doi request reprint "If you haven't got a PhD, you're not going to get a job": the PhD as a hurdle to continuing academic employment in nursing
    Debra Jackson
    Family and Community Health Research Group FaCH, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 31:340-4. 2011
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  22. 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...
  23. doi request reprint Sessional teachers in a BN program: bridging the divide or widening the gap?
    Sharon Andrew
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 30:453-7. 2010
    ..Underpinning the narratives was a strong subtext related to the theory-practice gap. Proactive strategies to facilitate the potential of sessional staff are articulated in the paper...
  24. 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...
  25. doi request reprint Burden versus benefit: continuing nurse academics' experiences of working with sessional teachers
    Kath Peters
    College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 38:35-44. 2011
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Nursing students' confidence in medication calculations predicts math exam performance
    Sharon Andrew
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 29:217-23. 2009
    ..90. The NSE-Math demonstrated predictive validity with the medication calculation examination results (p=0.009). Psychometric testing suggests the NSE-Math is a valid measure of mathematics self-efficacy of second year nursing students...
  27. doi request reprint Caring for vulnerable children: challenges of mothering in the Australian foster care system
    Stacy L Blythe
    Family and Community Health Research Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 44:87-98. 2013
    ..Implications for nursing practice are discussed. These implications focus on ways that nurses can effectively support foster carers, thus optimising the health and well-being of the vulnerable children in their care...
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Understanding whistleblowing: qualitative insights from nurse whistleblowers
    Debra Jackson
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South DC, New South Wales, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 66:2194-201. 2010
    ..This paper is a report of a study conducted to explore the reasons behind the decision to blow the whistle and provide insights into nurses' experiences of being whistleblowers...
  30. doi request reprint Marginalised mothers: lesbian women negotiating heteronormative healthcare services
    Brenda Hayman
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 44:120-7. 2013
    ..Strategies used to avoid homophobia included screening and crusading...
  31. 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...
  32. doi request reprint End-of-life care pathways in acute and hospice care: an integrative review
    Jane L Phillips
    The Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care and The University of Notre Dame, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:940-55. 2011
    ..The adoption of various end-of-life care pathways has occurred despite lack of robust evidence for their use...
  33. doi request reprint The infection control management of MRSA in acute care
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney and Centre for Applied Nursing Research and Sydney South West Area Health, Liverpool, NSW and Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, WA, Australia
    Int J Evid Based Healthc 6:440-67. 2008
    ..The heterogeneous nature of the topic, combinations of interventions implemented and methodological weaknesses of the studies impairs the ability to aggregate data and develop specific recommendations for practice...
  34. ncbi request reprint Can lay responder defibrillation programmes improve survival to hospital discharge following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?
    Leigh M Smith
    School of Nursing SON, College of Health and Science CHS, University of Western Sydney UWS, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153, Australia
    Aust Crit Care 20:137-45. 2007
    ..The increasing evidence to support the importance of early defibrillation has increased attention on the potential for lay responders to deliver this therapy...
  35. 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...
  36. doi request reprint The evolution of nursing in Australian general practice: a comparative analysis of workforce surveys ten years on
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Wollongong, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 15:52. 2014
    ..This study aimed to describe the current demographic and employment characteristics of Australian nurses working in general practice and explore trends in their role over time...
  37. doi request reprint The stigma of being a long-term foster carer
    Stacy L Blythe
    Family and Community Health Research Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Fam Nurs 18:234-60. 2012
    ..When unable to conceal their foster carer label, participants experienced social isolation and status loss. Moreover, participants felt marginalized and disempowered within the governing systems...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mixed methods research is an effective method of enquiry for community health research
    Sharon Andrew
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 23:145-53. 2006
    ..This paper will outline the utility of mixed methods research for community health research and demonstrate how this methodology can be used to enhance the richness of data obtained...
  39. doi request reprint The role of patient isolation and compliance with isolation practices in the control of nosocomial MRSA in acute care
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Centre for Applied Nursing Research, New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care a collaborating center of the Joanna Briggs Institute, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Evid Based Healthc 6:206-24. 2008
    ..There is an urgent need for well-designed research with significant sample sizes to develop an evidence base upon which to underpin future clinical practice...
  40. doi request reprint Telemonitoring can assist in managing cardiovascular disease in primary care: a systematic review of systematic reviews
    Renee Purcell
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 15:43. 2014
    ..This study sought to synthesise and critically evaluate this large body of evidence to inform clinicians, researchers and policy makers...
  41. doi request reprint Role of MRSA reservoirs in the acute care setting
    Elizabeth J Halcomb
    School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Centre for Applied Nursing Research, New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Evid Based Healthc 6:50-77. 2008
    ....
  42. 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...
  43. 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
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Professional development needs of general practice nurses
    Elizabeth Halcomb
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown Campus, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 32:201-10. 2009
    ....
  45. 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...
  46. 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...