Affiliation: Edith Cowan University
- Measuring symptom distress among frail elders capable of providing self reportsChristine Toye
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine, Edith Cowan University, Churchlands, Western Australia 6018, Australia
Nurs Health Sci 7:184-91. 2005..50 to 0.64. Concurrent validity with an established measure of well-being was demonstrated. Further research will assess stability. The tool provides a valid overview of symptom distress in frail aged people able to provide self reports...
- Psychometric testing and refinement of the Support Needs Inventory for Parents of Asthmatic ChildrenChristine Toye
Edith Cowan University, Churchlands, Australia
J Nurs Meas 12:179-93. 2004..This tool may be used for research or clinical screening without imposing undue burden on parents. Further work is required to establish the tool's stability over time...
- Fatigue in frail elderly peopleChristine Toye
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine, Edith Cowan University, Pearson Street, Churchlands, Western Australia, 6018
Int J Palliat Nurs 12:202-8. 2006..Further work is required to establish the tool's psychometric properties, but it should then be useful for both research and clinical assessment purposes...
- Developing recommendations for implementing the Australian Pain Society's pain management strategies in residential aged careRuth McConigley
Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Australas J Ageing 27:45-9. 2008..This study aimed to develop recommendations and a related implementation resource 'toolkit' to facilitate implementation of pain management strategies in Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)...
- Development and testing of a modified version of the brief pain inventory for use in residential aged care facilitiesKirsten A Auret
School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
J Am Geriatr Soc 56:301-6. 2008..A two-phase study was conducted to refine a version of Cleeland's Brief Pain Inventory (BPI, Short Form) for use in residential aged care facilities (RACFs)...
- End-of-life challenges in residential aged care facilities: a case for a palliative approach to careLinda J Kristjanson
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine, Edith Cowan University, Pearson Street, Churchlands, Western Australia, Australia 6018
Int J Palliat Nurs 11:127-9. 2005
- New dimensions in palliative care: a palliative approach to neurodegenerative diseases and final illness in older peopleLinda J Kristjanson
School of Nursing and Public Health, Edith Cowan University, Pearson Street, Churchlands, WA 6018
Med J Aust 179:S41-3. 2003..Home carers and healthcare providers require education to ensure a palliative approach that meets the physical, psychological, spiritual and social challenges facing patients and their families, and enhances dignity and quality of life...
- Early re-presentation to hospital after discharge from an acute medical unit: perspectives of older patients, their family caregivers and health professionalsSusan Slatyer
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, Australia
J Clin Nurs 22:445-55. 2013..To explore the perceptions of older patients who re-presented to hospital within 28 days of discharge from an acute medical unit (AMU), their family caregivers and appropriately experienced health professionals...
- Evaluating the feasibility and effect of using a hospital-wide coordinated approach to introduce evidence-based changes for pain managementAnne M Williams
Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Pain Manag Nurs 13:202-14. 2012..Overall, the results revealed that the new model of change incorporating PRNs was a useful and effective method for introducing and sustaining evidence-based organizational change...
- Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of an outreach support program for family carers of older people discharged from hospitalChristine Toye
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA, 6845, Australia
BMC Geriatr 15:70. 2015....
- National consultation informing development of guidelines for a palliative approach for aged care in the community settingKristi Holloway
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Australas J Ageing 34:21-6. 2015..This study aimed to obtain perspectives from key stakeholders to inform the development of Australian national guidelines for a palliative approach to aged care in the community setting...
- Further psychometric testing of an instrument to measure emotional care in hospitalAnne M Williams
Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Computing, Health and Science, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Western Australia 6027, Australia
J Clin Nurs 20:3472-82. 2011..This paper describes further testing of the instrument Patient Evaluation of Emotional Care during Hospitalisation...
- Would people with Parkinson's disease benefit from palliative care?Peter L Hudson
Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent s Health, Australia
Palliat Med 20:87-94. 2006....
- Evaluating the Navigate Care Model: clinical palliative care pathways based on anticipated care outcomesEllen Nightingale
Cancer Services and Centre for Palliative Care, Cancer Foundation of Western Australia, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park, Western Australia 6008, Australia
Int J Palliat Nurs 9:298-307; discussion 307. 2003..Clinical pathways based upon the expected outcomes of death or discharge appear to offer benefits for patients and families...