Nursing - Research Publications
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General practice nursing
(McGraw Hill Australia, 2010)
Continuity of care and general wellbeing of patients with comorbidities requiring joint replacement
Aim: This paper reports a study investigating the continuity of care and general wellbeing of patients with comorbidities who required an elective total hip or knee joint replacement. ...
Patient with comorbidities: perceptions of care during an acute illness
Background. Advances in medical science and improved lifestyles have reduced mortality rates in Australia and most Western countries. As a result, there is an ageing population with a concomitant growth in the number of ...
A mixed method feasibility study of a patient- and family-centred advance care planning intervention for cancer patients
(BIOMED CENTRAL LTD, 2015-05-16)
BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) is a process whereby values and goals are sensitively explored and documented to uphold patients' wishes should they become incompetent to make decisions in the future. Evidenced-based, ...
Roles and relationships between health professionals involved in insulin initiation for people with type 2 diabetes in the general practice setting: a qualitative study drawing on relational coordination theory
(BIOMED CENTRAL LTD, 2014-01-31)
BACKGROUND: The majority of care for people with type 2 diabetes occurs in general practice, however when insulin initiation is required it often does not occur in this setting or in a timely manner and this may have ...
Can primary care team-based transition to insulin improve outcomes in adults with type 2 diabetes: the stepping up to insulin cluster randomized controlled trial protocol
(BIOMED CENTRAL LTD, 2014-02-14)
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) brings significant human and healthcare costs. Its progressive nature means achieving normoglycaemia is increasingly difficult, yet critical to avoiding long term vascular complications. ...
Impact of a novel nurse-led prechemotherapy education intervention (ChemoEd) on patient distress, symptom burden, and treatment-related information and support needs: results from a randomised, controlled trial
(OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2012-01-01)
BACKGROUND: High levels of distress and need for self-care information by patients commencing chemotherapy suggest that current prechemotherapy education is suboptimal. We conducted a randomised, controlled trial of a ...