Desley Hegney

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern Queensland
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Close, but still too far. The experience of Australian people with cancer commuting from a regional to a capital city for radiotherapy treatment
    D Hegney
    Centre of Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia 4350
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 14:75-82. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Nurse discharge planning in the emergency department: a Toowoomba, Australia, study
    Desley Hegney
    University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland and Toowoomba Health Service, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 15:1033-44. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Workforce issues in nursing in Queensland: 2001 and 2004
    Desley Hegney
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Faculty of Sciences, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 15:1521-30. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Patient education and consumer medicine information: a study of provision by Queensland rural and remote area Registered Nurses
    Desley Hegney
    Centre of Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, University of Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 14:855-62. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Australian consumers' expectations for expanded nursing roles in general practice--choice not gatekeeping
    Desley Hegney
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Queensland, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 33:845-9. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Extrinsic and intrinsic work values: their impact on job satisfaction in nursing
    Desley Hegney
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Faculty of Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
    J Nurs Manag 14:271-81. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Nursing workloads: the results of a study of Queensland Nurses
    Desley Hegney
    Head, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    J Nurs Manag 11:307-14. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Workplace violence in nursing in Queensland, Australia: a self-reported study
    Desley Hegney
    Rural and Remote Area Nursing, and Head of Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 9:261-8. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Workplace violence in Queensland, Australia: the results of a comparative study
    Desley Hegney
    Research Practice Development Centre, University of Queensland and Blue Care, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 12:220-31. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Career breaks and intentions for retirement by Queensland's nurses--a sign of the times?
    Robert Eley
    The University of Southern Queensland, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, West St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
    Collegian 17:38-42. 2010

Detail Information

Publications56

  1. ncbi request reprint Close, but still too far. The experience of Australian people with cancer commuting from a regional to a capital city for radiotherapy treatment
    D Hegney
    Centre of Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia 4350
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 14:75-82. 2005
    ..Support mechanisms should be put into place in these referral centres to deal with these stressors...
  2. ncbi request reprint Nurse discharge planning in the emergency department: a Toowoomba, Australia, study
    Desley Hegney
    University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland and Toowoomba Health Service, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 15:1033-44. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Workforce issues in nursing in Queensland: 2001 and 2004
    Desley Hegney
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Faculty of Sciences, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 15:1521-30. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to identify the factors having an impact upon nursing work and to use the results to inform strategic planning of the Queensland Nurses Union...
  4. ncbi request reprint Patient education and consumer medicine information: a study of provision by Queensland rural and remote area Registered Nurses
    Desley Hegney
    Centre of Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, University of Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 14:855-62. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Australian consumers' expectations for expanded nursing roles in general practice--choice not gatekeeping
    Desley Hegney
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Queensland, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 33:845-9. 2004
    ..These perceptions may have significant impact on the acceptance of PNs across Australia...
  6. ncbi request reprint Extrinsic and intrinsic work values: their impact on job satisfaction in nursing
    Desley Hegney
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Faculty of Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
    J Nurs Manag 14:271-81. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the intrinsic and extrinsic work values that were perceived by the members of the Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) in Queensland, Australia, to influence job satisfaction...
  7. ncbi request reprint Nursing workloads: the results of a study of Queensland Nurses
    Desley Hegney
    Head, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    J Nurs Manag 11:307-14. 2003
    ..These findings are consistent with other research into the nursing workforce both within Australia and internationally...
  8. ncbi request reprint Workplace violence in nursing in Queensland, Australia: a self-reported study
    Desley Hegney
    Rural and Remote Area Nursing, and Head of Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 9:261-8. 2003
    ..Additional findings include an apparent lack of policies and procedures for workplace violence in rural and remote areas, and an association between the designation of a nurse and the reported level of workplace violence...
  9. ncbi request reprint Workplace violence in Queensland, Australia: the results of a comparative study
    Desley Hegney
    Research Practice Development Centre, University of Queensland and Blue Care, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 12:220-31. 2006
    ..Although the majority of nurses reported that policies were in place for the management of workplace violence, these policies were not always adequate...
  10. ncbi request reprint Career breaks and intentions for retirement by Queensland's nurses--a sign of the times?
    Robert Eley
    The University of Southern Queensland, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, West St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
    Collegian 17:38-42. 2010
    ..Results from the study offered the opportunity to explore changes in work practices with respect to career breaks and retirement intentions...
  11. ncbi request reprint Why nurses are attracted to rural and remote practice
    Desley Hegney
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Nursing, University of Southern Queensland, PO Darling Heights, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 10:178-86. 2002
    ..The paper makes recommendations to attract nurses to the rural and remote work force...
  12. ncbi request reprint Aged care nursing in Queensland - the nurses' view
    Robert Eley
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 16:860-72. 2007
    ..Through comparison of two studies undertaken three years apart the opinions of nurses working in aged care facilities in Queensland were determined. Results will support policy planning for the Queensland Nurses Union...
  13. ncbi request reprint Experiences of regional and rural people with cancer being treated with radiotherapy in a metropolitan centre
    Kristine Martin-McDonald
    Centre of Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 9:176-82. 2003
    ..This study supports the need for a radiotherapy centre in the location of Toowoomba as a way of providing some equity and access to such treatment for the rural people of Queensland...
  14. doi request reprint Review of small rural health services in Victoria: how does the nursing-medical division of labour affect access to emergency care?
    Elise Sullivan
    School of Nursing, University of Queensland, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 17:1543-52. 2008
    ..It also explores how the division of labour affects patient access to emergency care in small rural health services in Victoria, Australia...
  15. ncbi request reprint Adequacy of support for new graduates during their transition into the workplace: a Queensland, Australia study
    Victoria Parker
    Faculty of Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, PO Darling Heights, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 9:300-5. 2003
    ..Additionally, in the acute private sector, the more senior the nurse the more likely the perception that there was adequate preparation for new graduates entering the workforce...
  16. ncbi request reprint Triage nurse perceptions of the use, reliability and acceptability of the Toowoomba Adult Triage Trauma Tool (TATTT)
    Diann Eley
    School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Rural Clinical Division, Locked Bag 9009, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia
    Accid Emerg Nurs 13:54-60. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the most appropriate training and testing strategy for implementing the TATTT and to evaluate its acceptability for assisting in the triage prioritization process...
  17. ncbi request reprint Retaining rural and remote area nurses. The Queensland, Australia experience
    Desley Hegney
    Center for Rural and Remote Area Nursing, University of Southern Queensland, PO Darling Heights, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia
    J Nurs Adm 32:128-35. 2002
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Medical students and rural general practitioners: congruent views on the reality of recruitment into rural medicine
    Diann Eley
    Rural Clinical Division, University of Queensland, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 15:12-20. 2007
    ..In-depth exploration of the perceptions, experiences and expectations of current long-term rural GPs and medical students intent on a rural career, regarding the current and future state of rural medicine...
  19. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the Toowoomba adult trauma triage tool: a Queensland, Australia study
    Anthony Wollaston
    Toowoomba Health Service Emergency Department, Toowoomba, 4350 QLD, Australia
    Accid Emerg Nurs 12:230-7. 2004
    ..The Toowoomba adult trauma triage tool (TATTT) seeks to address this deficiency by providing an evidence based, reproducible, reliable and valid method of triage categorisation, albeit in a select group of patients...
  20. doi request reprint Exploring the influence of psychological factors on breastfeeding duration, phase 1: perceptions of mothers and clinicians
    Maxine O'Brien
    University of Queensland School of Medicine, Rural Clinical Division, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    J Hum Lact 25:55-63. 2009
    ..In addition to informing the design of phase 2 of this study, these results add to our knowledge of this emerging research area...
  21. doi request reprint Workplace violence: differences in perceptions of nursing work between those exposed and those not exposed: a cross-sector analysis
    Desley Hegney
    Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, The National University of Singapore, Singapore and The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 16:188-202. 2010
    ..The perception of workplace safety was inversely related to workplace violence. With the exception of public sector nursing, nurses reported an inverse relationship with workplace violence and morale...
  22. ncbi request reprint Tenure, mobility and retention of nurses in Queensland, Australia: 2001 and 2004
    Rob Eley
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, QLD, Australia
    J Nurs Manag 15:285-93. 2007
    ..Data were collected on tenure, mobility and retention of the nursing workforce in Queensland to aid strategic planning by the Queensland Nurses Union (QNU)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Identifying predictors of the reasons women give for choosing to breastfeed
    Wendy Brodribb
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hum Lact 23:338-44. 2007
    ..As well as health benefits for the infant, convenience and other reasons related to the mother appear to be important factors in an Australian woman's decision to breastfeed...
  24. doi request reprint Caring in residential aged-care. Qualitative findings from an e-cohort sub-study
    Anthony Tuckett
    Blue Care Research and Practice Development Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 18:2604-12. 2009
    ..The aim of this e-cohort sub-study was to explore and describe nurses' understandings of 'caring' in residential aged-care...
  25. doi request reprint Adults with intellectual disability in regional Australia: incidence of disability and provision of accommodation support to their ageing carers
    Diann Eley
    School of Medicine, Rural Clinical School, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 17:161-6. 2009
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Barriers to use of information and computer technology by Australia's nurses: a national survey
    Robert Eley
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 18:1151-8. 2009
    ..To support policy planning for health, the barriers to the use of health information and computer technology (ICT) by nurses in Australia were determined...
  27. doi request reprint Breastfeeding and Australian GP registrars--their knowledge and attitudes
    Wendy Brodribb
    School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Australia
    J Hum Lact 24:422-30. 2008
    ..Further targeted training is needed to improve Australian GP registrars' breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, confidence, and effectiveness...
  28. doi request reprint The relationship between personal breastfeeding experience and the breastfeeding attitudes, knowledge, confidence and effectiveness of Australian GP registrars
    Wendy Brodribb
    University of Queensland, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba 4350, Australia
    Matern Child Nutr 4:264-74. 2008
    ..Personal breastfeeding experience per se does not guarantee better breastfeeding knowledge or attitudes although increasing length of experience is related to higher knowledge, attitude, confidence and perceived effectiveness scores...
  29. ncbi request reprint SEAM--improving the quality of palliative care in regional Toowoomba, Australia: lessons learned
    Elizabeth Buikstra
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, USQ, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    Rural Remote Health 6:415. 2006
    ..It also aimed to facilitate education, support and networking among health-care professionals, particularly general practitioners and nurses employed in general practice (practice nurses)...
  30. ncbi request reprint The status of rural nursing in Australia: 12 years on
    Jane Mills
    James Cook University, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition, Cairns Campus, PO Box 6811, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
    Collegian 17:30-7. 2010
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint The influence of psychological factors on breastfeeding duration
    Maxine O'Brien
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 63:397-408. 2008
    ..This paper reports on a study examining the relationship between women's psychological characteristics and breastfeeding duration, after controlling for socio-demographic factors...
  32. doi request reprint Strategies for success: a toolbox of coping strategies used by breastfeeding women
    Maxine L O'Brien
    Research Officer, University of Queensland School of Medicine, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 18:1574-82. 2009
    ..The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of two qualitative studies which identified strategies used by breastfeeding women to assist them to continue breastfeeding...
  33. doi request reprint The status of training and education in information and computer technology of Australian nurses: a national survey
    Robert Eley
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 17:2758-67. 2008
    ..A study was undertaken of the current knowledge and future training requirements of nurses in information and computer technology to inform policy to meet national goals for health...
  34. ncbi request reprint Australian nurses access and attitudes to information technology--a national survey
    Desley Hegney
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, University of Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, 4350, Australia
    Stud Health Technol Inform 122:688-92. 2006
    ..In addition to training, high work load, numbers of computers and inadequate technical support were the major barriers to computer use...
  35. doi request reprint Against all odds: a retrospective case-controlled study of women who experienced extraordinary breastfeeding problems
    Desley Hegney
    Research and Practice Development Centre, University of Queensland and Blue Care, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 17:1182-92. 2008
    ..The study documented the experiences and characteristics of women who continued to breastfeed (continuing cohort) and those who weaned (non-continuing cohort) despite extraordinary difficulties...
  36. ncbi request reprint Construct validity and reliability of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index for Queensland nurses
    Deborah Parker
    University of Queensland BlueCare Research and Practice Development Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 16:352-8. 2010
    ..The items across the factors differed slightly from those reported by the original author of the PES-NWI. This study indicates that the PES-NWI has construct validity and reliability in the Australian setting for nurses...
  37. ncbi request reprint Rural men and mental health: their experiences and how they managed
    Don Gorman
    Department of Nursing, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 16:298-306. 2007
    ..Mental health nurses need to be aware, not only of the barrier to professional support but also of the significant resilience that individuals have and how it can be used...
  38. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of a telephone-based postnatal support intervention for infant feeding in a regional Australian city
    Anthony Bruce Fallon
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Q Block, University of Southern Queensland University of Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    Birth 32:291-8. 2005
    ..This study evaluated a predominantly telephone-based support service called the Infant Feeding Support Service...
  39. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of chemotherapy practice in rural and remote area health facilities in Queensland
    Alexandra McCarthy
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 11:138-44. 2003
    ..The overall objective of this study was to document the nature of the chemotherapy nursing practice of rural and remote area nurses in Queensland...
  40. ncbi request reprint Risk reduction in general practice and the role of the receptionist
    Elizabeth Patterson
    School of Nursing, Griffith University Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    J Law Med 12:340-7. 2005
    ..The findings highlight a number of significant issues in relation to the potential liability of receptionists, medical practitioners, medical centre owners and insurers...
  41. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and the responsibilities of GPs: a qualitative study of general practice registrars
    Wendy Brodribb
    University of Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland
    Aust Fam Physician 36:283-5. 2007
    ..Yet fewer than 50% of women continue to breastfeed for 6 months or longer.1 This is at odds with National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations that 80% of infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life...
  42. ncbi request reprint Discharge planning from the acute sector for people over the age of 65
    Desley Hegney
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, University of Southern Queensland
    Collegian 9:15-21. 2002
    ..Finally, inappropriate discharge can also be attributed to the lack of sub-acute/step-down/rehabilitation options and long waiting lists for community home care services in the region...
  43. doi request reprint The top eight issues Queensland Australia's aged-care nurses and assistants-in-nursing worried about outside their workplace: a qualitative snapshot
    Anthony Tuckett
    The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 17:444-54. 2011
    ..The findings provide information for aged-care sector managers and workforce planners on areas in need of consideration to recruit and retain a workforce within aged care...
  44. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding knowledge - the experiences of Australian general practice registrars
    Wendy Brodribb
    The University of Queensland, School of Medicine, Herston Queensland
    Aust Fam Physician 38:26-9. 2009
    ..This article examines the sources of information about breastfeeding available to general practice registrars and the perceived adequacy of this knowledge for their work in the general practice setting...
  45. ncbi request reprint Gender and personal breastfeeding experience of rural GP registrars in Australia--a qualitative study of their effect on breastfeeding attitudes and knowledge
    W E Brodribb
    School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Rural Clinical Division SWQ Region, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    Rural Remote Health 7:737. 2007
    ..This project uses mixed methods and triangulation of data...
  46. ncbi request reprint Separation of conjoined twins: experiences of perioperative nurses and their recommendations
    K Martin-McDonald
    Department of Nursing, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    Int Nurs Rev 52:52-9. 2005
    ..Little is known about the (dis)stress that some of these perioperative nurses experienced nor how best to support them during such experiences...
  47. ncbi request reprint Gender roles and geographic location as predictors of emotional distress in Australian women
    P Bramston
    Psychology Department, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 8:154-60. 2000
    ..There is mounting evidence that geographically based classification schemes are essentially minimalist and that more complex grouping variables such as gender role need to be identified...
  48. ncbi request reprint Practice nursing in rural Australia
    Desley Hegney
    Research and Practice Development Centre, University of Queensland and Blue Care, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 26:74-82. 2007
    ..Currently, remotely located residents do not support an expanded autonomous role for the nurse. Greater research is required to develop the role of the practice nurse in rural Australia...
  49. doi request reprint Present and past carers' health: some considerations
    Paul A Scuffham
    School of Medicine, Logan Campus, Griffith University, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 16:609-15. 2010
    ..This study indicates major differences in the well-being of these three cohorts. Health practitioners should pay particular attention to the mental health and health related quality of life of previous carers...
  50. doi request reprint How is medication prescribing ceased? A systematic review
    Remo Ostini
    School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    Med Care 49:24-36. 2011
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Why is the use of clopidogrel increasing rapidly in Australia? An exploration of geographical location, age, sex and cardiac stenting rates as possible influences on clopidogrel use
    R Ostini
    School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:1077-90. 2008
    ..To explore clopidogrel use within Australia, investigating geography, age, sex and cardiac stenting rates...
  52. ncbi request reprint Whither rural health? Reviewing a decade of progress in rural health
    John Humphreys
    Monash University School of Rural Health, PO Box 42, Monash University Bendigo, North Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 10:2-14. 2002
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Why nurses are resigning from rural and remote Queensland health facilities
    Desley Hegney
    Centre for Rural and Remote Area Nursing, University of Southern Queensland
    Collegian 9:33-9. 2002
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Patient recruitment for a practice nurse study
    Diann Eley
    School of Rural Medicine Rural Clinical Division, University of Queensland
    Aust Fam Physician 34:991-2. 2005
  55. ncbi request reprint Caring for the disadvantaged: a time of opportunity and challenge. Interview by Melissa Sweet
    Lynn Kemp
    Aust Nurs J 16:12-3. 2008
  56. ncbi request reprint Being strategic: utilising consumer views to better promote an expanded role for nurses in Australian general practice
    Kay Price
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, South Australia
    Collegian 13:16-21. 2006
    ....