Nursing - Theses
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Modelling residential aged care in Australia: entry and exit
Ageing of the Australian population affects the residential aged care system, yet the structure and dynamics of the system remain uncertain. A comprehensive model of residential care based on the individual perspective of ...
Asymptomatic thrombosis following the use of central venous catheters in children
Central venous catheters (CVCs) are the major cause of thrombosis in acutely unwell neonates and children. This thesis reports the outcomes of a prospective study of 189 children in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) ...
An exploration of the nursing role in a telehealth based stroke secondary prevention program
This research study set out to explore a specialist nursing role in the field of Telehealth for chronic disease management. This study aimed to explore the role of the nurse through measurement of nursing activity during ...
Self-treatment of wounds: a mixed methods study
A chronic wound is a disruption of the structure and function of the skin associated with protracted healing. Chronic wounds affect 2% of Australians and cost US$2.85 billion per annum. Chronic wounds have a negative effect ...
Missed nursing care - a nurse's perspective: an exploratory study into the who, what and why of missed care
BACKGOUND: Exploration of missed or delayed nursing care has become increasingly prevalent in international nursing literature over the past ten years. Evidence demonstrates that missed nursing care, or care that is left ...
How do patients with lung cancer experience radiation induced oesophagitis?
Patients with lung cancer who receive radiotherapy to their chest may experience the specific treatment toxicity of radiation induced oesophagitis (RIO) if the oesophagus is included in the radiotherapy treatment field. ...
Effectiveness of Primary Health Care Services in New Zealand for Minority Refugee Populations: A Case Study of Bhutanese Refugee Women
A significant number of people have been displaced from their country of origin and become refugees, mostly due to armed conflicts, political violence and human rights abuse. Refugees’ traumatic past and uncertain future, ...
An evaluation of violence risk screening at triage in one Australian emergency department
Background: There is an increasing focus in the published literature on the problem of patient violence in hospital emergency departments (ED). Patient violence negatively impacts staff safety and ultimately the quality ...
Development of a guideline to inform the content of a summarized patient information form regarding cancer clinical trials
Ethical review processes support the need to present comprehensive information to enable patients with cancer make informed decisions about whether or not to participate in a clinical trial. However, evidence indicates ...
‘SEEKING BALANCE’ Australian consumer experiences of antipsychotic discontinuation: a mixed methods study
Despite well-publicised high rates of antipsychotic discontinuation, to date little research has been conducted into the lived experience of stopping. This study uses a dialectic mixed methods approach to explore how people ...