Our program is informed by innovative evidence-based inquiry centred on quality and safety. At the forefront of understanding how to provide the best nursing and midwifery care in hospital and in the community, researchers are working with a range of local and international partners to improve health issues in fields such as healthcare management and education, emergency and critical care, informatics, mental health nursing, women’s and children’s health, cancer services, acute, sub-acute and aged care. From exploring the consumer view of care and causes of pressure injuries, to understanding the outcomes of care of newborns with respiratory conditions, falls prevention, living with metastatic breast cancer and the effectiveness of nursing interventions for clinical aggression, the range of studies is diverse. Further studies have explored the existing evidence on perioperative nurses’ attitudes to organ procurement and nurses’ management of clinical alarms and another developed a screening tool for depression for those with stroke and aphasia. Nursing and midwifery research translates knowledge to policy and practice, to answer clinical questions and demonstrate benefit.
- To generate high quality evidence leading to clinical translation in areas relevant to nursing and midwifery.
- Emergency department waiting room nurses in practice: an observational study
- Effective change management within an Australian community palliative care service
- Nurse Practitioner integration: qualitative experiences of the change management process
- Impact of the introduction of an endotracheal tube attachment device on the incidence and severity of oral pressure injuries in the intensive care unit: a retrospective observational study
Associate Professor V. Plummer