Nursing - Theses
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Clowns in the midst: understanding clown doctors at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Clown doctors are a feature in paediatric hospitals, visiting children and families, providing a welcome escape from the reality of hospitalisation. Though the use of humour to improve health and wellbeing has been widely ...
Memory-making in neonatal end-of-life care
Experiencing the death of an infant places parents at risk of prolonged and profound grief, therefore providing appropriate psychosocial support for parents is crucial. Current perinatal palliative care guidelines recommend ...
Procedural pain assessment in infants and young children: identifying a suitable behavioural assessment scale
Infants and young children frequently experience pain as a consequence of medical procedures associated with their healthcare. Pain management is often suboptimal, and this is in part due to the difficulties associated ...
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, ...