Nursing - Research Publications
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ItemNo Preview AvailableNursing's contribution to general practice" General practitioners' and practice nurses' viewsPATTERSON, E ; Del Mar, C ; Najman, J (Elsevier, 1999)This study was instigated by the paucity of knowledge relating to the work of nurses employed by general practitioners in Australia and the phenomenal development of the practice nurse role in the United Kingdom. A mailed survey of general practitioners and practice nurses within one Division of General Practice in South-East Queensland, sought, among other things, their views about the current and potential contribution of nursing to general practice. Eighty-four out of 164 (51%) general practitioners and 37 out of 67 (55%) practice nurses responded to the survey. Results indicated that both general practitioners and practice nurses appreciated the value of nursing services in general practice and would sanction the employment of more nurses especially for the purpose of preventive care. The majority of nurses were agreeable to the notion that the nurse's role could, and should, be expanded to include autonomous functioning while most of the doctors were amenable to some extension of nursing practice but reticent or opposed to any independent interventions.
ItemNo Preview AvailableA descriptive study of nurses employed by general practitioners in south-east QueenslandPATTERSON, E ; Del Mar, C ; Najman, J (ANF, 1999)The aim of this study was to describe the demographic and occupational characteristics of a sample of nurses employed by general medical practitioners and the factors perceived to be influential in their role development. Telephone and mail surveys were undertaken within one general practice division in South-East Queensland. Thirty-seven of the 67 (55%) practice nurses responded to the mailed questionnaire. Of these respondents, ten were collectively interviewed to elaborate on the survey results. Findings indicated that the primary work of these nurses is one of assistant to the doctor. Autonomous nursing initiatives are largely opportunistic. Perceived barriers to role expansion included Medicare restrictions, inadequate basic and ongoing education programs, financial and space limitations of the practice, reluctance of general practitioners, and a lack of professional support.
ItemNo Preview AvailablePromoting purposeful partnerships.Patterson, E ; Cruickshank, D (Informa UK Limited, 1996-03)The clinical experience component of university based nursing courses has often attracted criticism from students, faculty and clinical agency staff. One way of addressing these difficulties is for stakeholders to engage in open and consistent dialogue. To this end, faculty from the School of Nursing at Griffith University (Gold Coast) initiated a trial of reflection sessions attended by students, clinical facilitators, faculty and clinical agency staff at the completion of each clinical experience. While the outcomes were essentially positive, personal, professional and political risks were revealed as inherent in the reflective process. Awareness of such risks is essential for the development of purposeful partnerships in clinical education.
ItemNo Preview AvailableNursing children with disabilities: A conceptual framework for organising servicesPATTERSON, E (ANF, 1996)
ItemNo Preview AvailableThe analysis and application of peer assessment like beauty is in the eye of the beholderPATTERSON, E (Elsevier, 1996)
ItemNo Preview AvailableUnlicensed assistive personnel in critical careChaboyer, W ; McMurray, A ; Patterson, E (Wiley, 1998)