The interface of acute and aged care: the role of the nurse in a provincial area

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Hegney, Desley, McCarthy, Alexandra, De La Rue, Mary Beth, Gorman, Don, Martin-McDonald, Kris, Fahey, Paul and Pretty, Grace. 2003. "The interface of acute and aged care: the role of the nurse in a provincial area." Australasian Journal on Ageing. 22 (2), pp. 85-90. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2003.tb00472.x
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The interface of acute and aged care: the role of the nurse in a provincial area

ERA Journal ID15758
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHegney, Desley (Author), McCarthy, Alexandra (Author), De La Rue, Mary Beth (Author), Gorman, Don (Author), Martin-McDonald, Kris (Author), Fahey, Paul (Author) and Pretty, Grace (Author)
Journal TitleAustralasian Journal on Ageing
Journal Citation22 (2), pp. 85-90
Number of Pages6
Year2003
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISSN1440-6381
1741-6612
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2003.tb00472.x
Web Address (URL)http://www.cota.org.au/aja/aja.htm
Abstract

Objective: This study was to investigate issues that arose from pre-admission to post-discharge, for people in Toowoomba, Queensland over the age of 65 admitted to an acute facility. This paper concentrates on a significant concern that emerged from the large amount of data collected during this project, that is, the role of the nurse in the continuum of health care involving elderly people.
Method: The study involved a multi-site, multi-agency, and multi-method (qualitative and quantitative) approach. Data was collected from regional service providers, the Department of Health and Aged Care(DHAC), the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS),Home and Community Care (HACC), the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT), elderly people who
had been discharged from regional hospitals and their carers, residents of regional aged care facilities, area
health professionals and elderly regional hospital
inpatients.
Results: The data indicated that nurses in this provincial area currently play a limited role in preadmission
planning, being mostly concerned with elective surgery, especially joint replacements. While nurses deliver the majority of care during hospitalisation, they do not appear to be cognizant of the needs of the elderly regarding post-acute discharge.
Conclusion: The recent introduction of the model of nurse case management in the acute sector appears to be a positive development that will streamline and optimise the health care of the elderly across the continuum in the Toowoomba area. The paper recommends some strategies such as discharge liaison nurses based in Emergency Departments and the expansion of the nurse case management role, which
would optimise care for the elderly person at the interface of care.

Keywordsinterface; accute care; aged care; elderly; health care; nurses; nurse; nursing; provincial area; Toowoomba
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020441003. Rural sociology
420301. Aged health care
420502. Aged care nursing
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Byline AffiliationsCentre for Rural and Remote Area Health
Griffith University
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Department of Mathematics and Computing
Department of Psychology
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Addressing interests and values in a consensus building framework for water allocation
Baldwin, Claudia and Pretty, Grace. 2005. "Addressing interests and values in a consensus building framework for water allocation." Gardiner, Dave and Scott, Katie (ed.) International Conference on Engaging Communities (2005). Brisbane, Australia 14 - 17 Aug 2005 Brisbane, Australia.
Understanding dementia amongst indigenous Australians
Garvey, Gail, Simmonds, Donna, Clements, Vanessa, O'Rourke, Peter, Whop, Lisa, Sullivan, Karen, Gorman, Don, Curnow, Venessa, Wise, Susi and Beattie, Elizabeth. 2011. "Understanding dementia amongst indigenous Australians." Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 35 (2), pp. 16-18.
Cultural issues in mental health
Gorman, Don and Cross, Wendy. 2011. "Cultural issues in mental health." Edward, Karen-Leigh, Munro, Ian, Robins, Alan and Welch, Anthony (ed.) Mental health nursing: dimensions of praxis. Melbourne, Australia. Oxford University Press. pp. 427-442
Research into traditional healing practices and health of Indigenous Australians
Gorman, Don and Best, Odette. 2005. "Research into traditional healing practices and health of Indigenous Australians." ACCNS Journal for Community Nurses. 10 (2), pp. 7-7.
The components of resilience - perceptions of an Australian rural community
Buikstra, Elizabeth, Ross, Helen, King, Christine A., Baker, Peter G., Hegney, Desley, McLachlan, Kathryn and Rogers-Clark, Cath. 2010. "The components of resilience - perceptions of an Australian rural community." Journal of Community Psychology. 38 (8), pp. 975-991. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.20409
Racism, discrimination and health services to aboriginal people in South West Queensland
Ward, Raelene and Gorman, Don. 2010. "Racism, discrimination and health services to aboriginal people in South West Queensland." Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 34 (6), pp. 3-5.
Improving blood sugar control during critical illness: a cohort study
O'Connor, Enda, Tragen, David, Fahey, Paul P., Robinson, Michael and Cremasco, Theresa. 2010. "Improving blood sugar control during critical illness: a cohort study." Journal of Critical Care. 25 (1), pp. 78-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2008.10.008
Recommendations from research into what Aboriginal students say affects their social and emotional wellbeing while at university
Toombs, Maree and Gorman, Don. 2010. "Recommendations from research into what Aboriginal students say affects their social and emotional wellbeing while at university." Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 34 (6), pp. 22-24.
Making sense of dementia: understanding amongst indigenous Australians
Garvey, Gail, Simmonds, Donna, Clements, Vanessa, O'Rourke, Peter, Sullivan, Karen, Gorman, Don, Curnow, Venessa, Wise, Susi and Beattie, Elizabeth. 2011. "Making sense of dementia: understanding amongst indigenous Australians." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 26 (6), pp. 649-656. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.2578
Value of mental health first aid training of advisory and extension agents in supporting farmers in rural Queensland
Hossain, D., Gorman, D., Eley, R. and Coutts, J.. 2010. "Value of mental health first aid training of advisory and extension agents in supporting farmers in rural Queensland." Rural and Remote Health. 10 (4 ), pp. 1593-1603.
An evaluation of a telephone-based postnatal support intervention for infant feeding in a regional Australian city
Fallon, Anthony Bruce, Hegney, Desley, O'Brien, Maxine, Brodribb, Wendy, Crepinsek, Maree and Doolan, Jackie. 2005. "An evaluation of a telephone-based postnatal support intervention for infant feeding in a regional Australian city." Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. 32 (4), pp. 291-298. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0730-7659.2005.00386.x
Developing suicide prevention expertise with Aboriginal communities
Gorman, Don and Ward, Raelene. 2008. "Developing suicide prevention expertise with Aboriginal communities." Mental Health Nursing – A Broad Canvas: The Art of Mental Health Nursing in the Age of Technology and Science (2008). Melbourne, Australia 06 - 10 Oct 2008 Canberra, Australia. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2008.00563.x
Why do indigenous students succeed at university?
Toombs, Maree and Gorman, Don. 2010. "Why do indigenous students succeed at university?" Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 34 (1), pp. 14-16.
Against all odds: a retrospective case-controlled study of women who experienced extraordinary breastfeeding problems
Hegney, Desley, Fallon, Tony and O'Brien, Maxine L.. 2008. "Against all odds: a retrospective case-controlled study of women who experienced extraordinary breastfeeding problems." Journal of Clinical Nursing. 17 (9), pp. 1182-1192. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02300.x
Reasons for stopping breastfeeding: what are they, what characteristics relate to them, and are there underlying factors?
O'Brien, Maxine, Fallon, Anthony Bruce, Brodribb, Wendy and Hegney, Desley. 2007. "Reasons for stopping breastfeeding: what are they, what characteristics relate to them, and are there underlying factors?" Birth Issues. 15 (3), pp. 105-113.
Identifying predictors of the reasons women give for choosing to breastfeed
Brodribb, Wendy, Fallon, Anthony Bruce, Hegney, Desley and O'Brien, Maxine. 2007. "Identifying predictors of the reasons women give for choosing to breastfeed." Journal of Human Lactation. 23 (4), pp. 338-344. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890334407307540
Attitudes of advisory and extension agents towards people with mental health problems
Hossain, Delwar, Eley, Robert, Gorman, Don and Coutts, Jeff. 2010. "Attitudes of advisory and extension agents towards people with mental health problems." Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. 17 (3), pp. 19-30. https://doi.org/10.5191/jiaee.2010.17302
Identifying the key factors that impact on rural and remote students’ participation in higher education at USQ
Hossain, Delwar, Burton, Lorelle J., Lawrence, Jill and Gorman, Don. 2010. Identifying the key factors that impact on rural and remote students’ participation in higher education at USQ. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Having a sense of efficacy: considering adolescent and adult perceptions of self and self-in-community in relation to meeting personal and communal challenges
Pretty, Grace and Inglis, R.. 2010. "Having a sense of efficacy: considering adolescent and adult perceptions of self and self-in-community in relation to meeting personal and communal challenges." Mrowinski, Vicky, Kyrios, Michael and Voudouris, Nicholas (ed.) 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP 2010). Melbourne, Australia 11 - 16 Jul 2010 Melbourne, Australia.
Having a sense of one's place: challenges of identifying and nurturing social and environmental community affordances
Pretty, Grace. 2010. "Having a sense of one's place: challenges of identifying and nurturing social and environmental community affordances." Mrowinski, Vicky, Kyrios, Michael and Voudouris, Nicholas (ed.) 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP 2010). Melbourne, Australia 11 - 16 Jul 2010 Melbourne, Australia.
Construct validity and reliability of the practice environment scale of the nursing work index for Queensland nurses
Parker, Deborah, Tuckett, Anthony, Eley, Robert and Hegney, Desley. 2010. "Construct validity and reliability of the practice environment scale of the nursing work index for Queensland nurses." International Journal of Nursing Practice. 16 (4), pp. 352-358. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01851.x
Organisational factors contributing to violations by rural and remote nurses during medication administration
McKeon, Christine M., Fogarty, Gerard J. and Hegney, Desley. 2003. "Organisational factors contributing to violations by rural and remote nurses during medication administration." Katsikitis, Mary (ed.) 38th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2003. Perth, Australia 02 - 05 Oct 2003 Melbourne, Australia.
Journeys through illness: suffering and resilience
Martin-McDonald, Kristine and Rogers-Clark, Cath. 2005. "Journeys through illness: suffering and resilience." Rogers-Clark, Cath, McCarthy, Alexandra and Martin-McDonald, Kristine (ed.) Living with illness: psychosocial challenges for nursing. Sydney, Australia. Elsevier. pp. 143-159
Health issues for people in rural and remote areas
Rogers-Clark, Cath and McCarthy, Alexandra. 2005. "Health issues for people in rural and remote areas." Rogers-Clark, Cath, McCarthy, Alexandra and Martin-McDonald, Kristine (ed.) Living with illness: psychosocial challenges for nursing. Sydney, Australia. Elsevier. pp. 83-96
Multicultural issues in health
Gorman, Don and Best, Odette. 2005. "Multicultural issues in health." Rogers-Clark, Cath, McCarthy, Alexandra and Martin-McDonald, Kristine (ed.) Living with illness: psychosocial challenges for nursing. Sydney, Australia. Elsevier. pp. 70-82
Maslow's hierarchy and social and emotional wellbeing
Gorman, Don. 2010. "Maslow's hierarchy and social and emotional wellbeing." Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 34 (1), pp. 27-29.
Organizational factors: impact on administration violations in rural nursing
McKeon, Christine, Fogarty, Gerard J. and Hegney, Desley. 2006. "Organizational factors: impact on administration violations in rural nursing." Journal of Advanced Nursing. 55 (1), pp. 115-123. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.03880.x
Trait anger predicts arthritic health status
Coates, P. D. and Pretty, Grace. 2003. "Trait anger predicts arthritic health status." 38th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2003. Perth, Australia 02 - 05 Oct 2003 Melbourne, Australia.
Using theory of planned behaviour and past behaviour to predict exercise in groups of high and low spontaneous implementation intentions
Brickell, Tracey A., Chatzisarantis, Nikos L. D. and Pretty, Grace. 2003. "Using theory of planned behaviour and past behaviour to predict exercise in groups of high and low spontaneous implementation intentions." 38th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2003. Perth, Australia 02 - 05 Oct 2003 Melbourne, Australia.
Predicting spontaneous exercise implementation intentions using measures of behavioural regulation
Brickell, Tracey A., Chatzisarantis, Nikos L. D. and Pretty, Grace. 2003. "Predicting spontaneous exercise implementation intentions using measures of behavioural regulation." 38th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2003. Perth, Australia 02 - 05 Oct 2003 Melbourne, Australia.
No better place than here: adolescents' sense of place and their use of community sites and activities to feel better
Pretty, Grace, Imison, A. and Reimann, A.. 2003. "No better place than here: adolescents' sense of place and their use of community sites and activities to feel better." 38th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2003. Perth, Australia 02 - 05 Oct 2003 Melbourne, Australia.
Determinants of subjective quality of life among rural adolescents: a developmental perspective
Chipuer, Heather M., Bramston, Paul and Pretty, Grace. 2003. "Determinants of subjective quality of life among rural adolescents: a developmental perspective." Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement. 61 (1), pp. 79-95. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1021271831731
Psychological sense of community and its relevance to well-being and everyday life in Australia: a position paper of the Australian Psychological Society
Pretty, Grace, Bishop, Brian, Fisher, Adrian and Sonn, Christopher. 2006. Psychological sense of community and its relevance to well-being and everyday life in Australia: a position paper of the Australian Psychological Society. Melbourne, Vic, Australia. Australian Psychological Society.
Knowing where you are walking: the benefits and hazards of using theoretical roadmaps and research to guide community consultation practice
Pretty, Grace. 2006. "Knowing where you are walking: the benefits and hazards of using theoretical roadmaps and research to guide community consultation practice." Gridley, Heather (ed.) 10th Trans-Tasman Conference in Community Psychology. Sydney, Australia 20 - 23 Apr 2006 Melbourne, Australia.
Using past behaviour and spontaneous implementation intentions to enhance the utility of the theory of planned behaviour in predicting exercise
Brickell, Tracey A., Chatzisarantis, Nikos L. D. and Pretty, Grace. 2006. "Using past behaviour and spontaneous implementation intentions to enhance the utility of the theory of planned behaviour in predicting exercise." British Journal of Health Psychology. 11 (2), pp. 249-262. https://doi.org/10.1348/135910705X52471
Autonomy and control: augmenting the validity of the theory of planned behaviour in predicting exercise
Brickell, Tracey A., Chatzisarantis, Nikos L. D. and Pretty, Grace. 2006. "Autonomy and control: augmenting the validity of the theory of planned behaviour in predicting exercise." Journal of Health Psychology. 11 (1), pp. 51-63. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105306058847
Childhood sexual abuse narratives in clinically and non-clinically distress adult survivors
Leahy, Trisha, Pretty, Grace and Tenenbaum, Gershon. 2003. "Childhood sexual abuse narratives in clinically and non-clinically distress adult survivors." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 34 (6), pp. 657-665. https://doi.org/10.1037/0735-7028.34.6.657
A contextualized investigation of traumatic correlates of childhood sexual abuse in Australian athletes
Leahy, Trisha, Pretty, Grace and Tenenbaum, Gershon. 2008. "A contextualized investigation of traumatic correlates of childhood sexual abuse in Australian athletes." International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 6 (4), pp. 366-384. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2008.9671880
Adequacy of support for new graduates during their transition into the workplace: a Queensland, Australia study
Parker, Victoria, Plank, Ashley and Hegney, Desley. 2003. "Adequacy of support for new graduates during their transition into the workplace: a Queensland, Australia study." International Journal of Nursing Practice. 9 (5), pp. 300-305.
Nursing workloads: the results of a study of Queensland nurses
Hegney, Desley, Plank, Ashley and Parker, Victoria. 2003. "Nursing workloads: the results of a study of Queensland nurses." Journal of Nursing Management. 11 (5), pp. 307-314. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2834.2003.00376.x
Extrinsic and intrinsic work values: their impact on job satisfaction in nursing
Hegney, Desley, Plank, Ashley and Parker, Victoria. 2006. "Extrinsic and intrinsic work values: their impact on job satisfaction in nursing." Journal of Nursing Management. 14 (4), pp. 271-281. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2934.2006.00618.x
Workplace violence: differences in perceptions of nursing work between those exposed and those not exposed: a cross-sector analysis
Hegney, Desley, Tuckett, Anthony, Parker, Deborah and Eley, Robert. 2010. "Workplace violence: differences in perceptions of nursing work between those exposed and those not exposed: a cross-sector analysis ." International Journal of Nursing Practice. 16 (2), pp. 188-202. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01829.x
Access to and support for continuing professional education amongst Queensland nurses: 2004 and 2007
Hegney, Desley, Tuckett, Anthony, Parker, Deborah and Eley, Robert. 2010. "Access to and support for continuing professional education amongst Queensland nurses: 2004 and 2007." Nurse Education Today. 30 (2), pp. 142-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2009.06.015
Career breaks and intentions for retirement by Queensland's nurses - a sign of the times?
Eley, Robert, Parker, Deborah, Tuckett, Anthony and Hegney, Desley. 2010. "Career breaks and intentions for retirement by Queensland's nurses - a sign of the times? " Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research. 17 (1), pp. 38-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2009.10.004
Didgeridoos, songs and boomerangs for asthma management
Eley, Robert, Gorman, Don and Gately, Jane. 2010. "Didgeridoos, songs and boomerangs for asthma management." Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 21 (1), pp. 39-44.
Evolution and emerging trends of university writing groups
Galligan, Linda, Cretchley, Patricia, George, Lucy, Martin-McDonald, Kris, McDonald, Jacquie and Rankin, Janet. 2003. "Evolution and emerging trends of university writing groups." Queensland Journal of Educational Research. 19 (1), pp. 28-41.
Matching research methodology with Australian indigenous culture
Gorman, Don and Toombs, Maree. 2009. "Matching research methodology with Australian indigenous culture." Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 33 (3), pp. 4-7.
Enhancing the knowledge and skills of advisory and extension agents in mental health issues of farmers
Hossain, Delwar, Gorman, Don and Eley, Robert. 2009. "Enhancing the knowledge and skills of advisory and extension agents in mental health issues of farmers ." Australasian Psychiatry. 17 (1), pp. 116-120. https://doi.org/10.1080/10398560902948365
Strategies for success: a toolbox of coming strategies used by breastfeeding women
Hegney, Desley, O'Brien, Maxine L., Buikstra, Elizabeth and Fallon, Tony. 2009. "Strategies for success: a toolbox of coming strategies used by breastfeeding women." Journal of Clinical Nursing. 18 (11), pp. 1574-1582. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02667.x
Enhancing the knowledge and skills of advisory and extension agents in mental health issues of farmers
Hossain, Delwar, Gorman, Don, Eley, Robert and Coutts, Jeff. 2009. Enhancing the knowledge and skills of advisory and extension agents in mental health issues of farmers. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Mental health first aid training for advisory and extension agents working with farmers
Gorman, Don, Hossain, Delwar, Eley, Robert and Coutts, Jeff. 2008. "Mental health first aid training for advisory and extension agents working with farmers." Cross, Wendy (ed.) Mental Health Nursing – A Broad Canvas: The Art of Mental Health Nursing in the Age of Technology and Science (2008). Melbourne, Australia 06 - 10 Oct 2008
Farm advisors' reflections on mental health first aid training
Hossain, Delwar, Gorman, Don, Eley, Robert and Coutts, Jeff. 2009. "Farm advisors' reflections on mental health first aid training." Advances in Mental Health. 8 (1).
Bridging the gap: identifying needs and aspirations of indigenous students to facilitate entry to USQ
Hossain, Delwar, Gorman, Don, Williams-Mozley, John and Garvey, Darlene. 2008. Bridging the gap: identifying needs and aspirations of indigenous students to facilitate entry to USQ . Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Nurses' confidence and experience in using information technology
Eley, Robert, Fallon, Tony, Soar, Jeffrey, Buikstra, Elizabeth and Hegney, Desley. 2008. "Nurses' confidence and experience in using information technology." Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 25 (3), pp. 23-35.
Gender and personal breastfeeding experience of rural GP registrars in Australia - a qualitative study of their effect on breastfeeding attitudes and knowledge
Brodribb, W. E., Jackson, C., Fallon, A. B. and Hegney, D.. 2007. "Gender and personal breastfeeding experience of rural GP registrars in Australia - a qualitative study of their effect on breastfeeding attitudes and knowledge." Rural and Remote Health. 7 (737), p. 737.
Individual resilience in rural people: a Queensland study, Australia
Hegney, D. G., Buikstra, E., Baker, P., Rogers-Clark, C., Pearce, S., Ross, H., King, C. and Watson-Luke, A.. 2007. "Individual resilience in rural people: a Queensland study, Australia." Rural and Remote Health. 7 (4), pp. 1-13.
Implementation of oral health recommendations into two residential aged care facilities in a regional Australian city
Fallon, Tony, Buikstra, Elizabeth, Cameron, Michelle, Hegney, Desley, Mackenzie, Debra, March, Judith, Moloney, Clint and Pitt, Jacinta. 2006. "Implementation of oral health recommendations into two residential aged care facilities in a regional Australian city." International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare. 4 (3), pp. 162-179. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-6988.2006.00040.x
Bridging the gap: identifying needs and aspirations of indigenous students to facilitate their entry to university
Hossain, Delwar, Gorman, Don, Williams-Mozley, John and Garvey, Darlene. 2008. "Bridging the gap: identifying needs and aspirations of indigenous students to facilitate their entry to university." The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education. 37, pp. 9-17.
Didgeridoo playing and singing to support asthma management in aboriginal Australians
Eley, Robert and Gorman, Don. 2010. "Didgeridoo playing and singing to support asthma management in aboriginal Australians." Journal of Rural Health. 26 (1), pp. 100-104. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-0361.2009.00257.x
Nurses worth listening to
Hegney, Desley, Plank, Ashley, Buikstra, Elizabeth, Parker, Victoria and Eley, Robert. 2005. Nurses worth listening to. Tooowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Nurses and information technology
Hegney, Desley, Buikstra, Elizabeth, Eley, Robert, Fallon, Anthony Bruce, Gilmore, Victoria and Soar, Jeffrey. 2007. Nurses and information technology. Canberra, Australia. Commonwealth of Australia.
Music therapy to manage asthma
Eley, Robert and Gorman, Don. 2008. "Music therapy to manage asthma." Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 32 (1), pp. 9-10.
Barriers to use of information and computer technology by Australia's nurses: a national survey
Eley, Robert, Fallon, Anthony Bruce, Soar, Jeffrey, Buikstra, Elizabeth and Hegney, Desley. 2009. "Barriers to use of information and computer technology by Australia's nurses: a national survey." Journal of Clinical Nursing. 18 (8), pp. 1151-1158. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02336.x
The status of training and education in information and computer technology of Australia's nurses: a national survey
Eley, Robert, Fallon, Tony, Soar, Jeffrey, Buikstra, Elizabeth and Hegney, Desley. 2008. "The status of training and education in information and computer technology of Australia's nurses: a national survey." Journal of Clinical Nursing. 17 (20), pp. 2758-2767. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02285.x
Initiation into a dialysis-dependent life: an examination of rites of passage
Biernoff, David and Martin-McDonald, Kristine. 2002. "Initiation into a dialysis-dependent life: an examination of rites of passage." Nephrology Nursing Journal. 29 (4), pp. 347-352.
Job satisfaction and nurses in rural Australia
Hegney, Desley and McCarthy, Alexandra. 2000. "Job satisfaction and nurses in rural Australia." Journal of Nursing Administration. 30 (7-8), pp. 347 - 350.
The Neighbourhood Youth Inventory: development and validation
Chipuer, H. M., Pretty, G. H., Delorey, E., Miller, M., Powers, T., Rumstein, O., Barnes, A., Cordasic, N. and Laurent, K.. 1999. "The Neighbourhood Youth Inventory: development and validation." Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. 9 (5), pp. 355-368.
Gender roles and geographic locations as predictors of emotional distress in Australian women
Bramston, Paul, Rogers-Clark, Cathy, Hegney, Desley and Bishop, Janet. 2000. "Gender roles and geographic locations as predictors of emotional distress in Australian women." Australian Journal of Rural Health. 8 (3), pp. 154-160. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-1584.2000.00272.x
The perceptions of rural nurses towards role change within the context of organisational change
McCarthy, Alexandra, Hegney, Desley and Pearson, Alan. 2000. "The perceptions of rural nurses towards role change within the context of organisational change." Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 17 (4), pp. 21-28.
Effects of size of health service on scope of rural nursing practice
Hegney, Desley, McCarthy, Alexandra and Pearson, Alan. 1999. "Effects of size of health service on scope of rural nursing practice." Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research. 6 (4), pp. 21-26, 42. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60605-8
Evidence-based practice and rural nursing: a literature review
McCarthy, A. and Hegney, D.. 1998. "Evidence-based practice and rural nursing: a literature review." Australian Journal of Rural Health. 6 (2), pp. 96-99. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1584.1998.tb00291.x
Extended, expanded, multi-skilled or advanced practice? - rural nurses in Australia 1991-1994
Hegney, Desley. 1997. "Extended, expanded, multi-skilled or advanced practice? - rural nurses in Australia 1991-1994." Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research. 4 (4), pp. 22-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60252-8
Anger, pain behaviour and feelings of well-being amongst long-term arthritis sufferers
Coates, D., Pretty, G., Bramston, P. and Beccaria, G.. 2006. "Anger, pain behaviour and feelings of well-being amongst long-term arthritis sufferers." Katsikitis, Mary (ed.) Psychology Bridging the Tasman: Science, Culture and Practice 2006. Auckland, New Zealand 26 - 30 Sep 2006 Melbourne, Australia.
Physics concepts: Engineering PBL at USQ
Sabburg, J., Fahey, P. and Brodie, L.. 2006. "Physics concepts: Engineering PBL at USQ." Sang, Robert and Dobson, John (ed.) Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) 17th National Congress 2006. Brisbane, Australia 03 - 08 Dec 2006 Brisbane,Australia.
Assessing individual student performance in a team-based engineering problem solving course
Aravinthan, Thiru, Fahey, Paul and Worden, John. 2005. "Assessing individual student performance in a team-based engineering problem solving course." Radcliffe, David and Humphries, Josh (ed.) 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education. Sydney, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2005 Brisbane, Australia.
An overview of a study into the role and function of the rural nurse in Australia
Hegney, Desley, Pearson, Alan and McCarthy, Alexandra. 1997. An overview of a study into the role and function of the rural nurse in Australia. Adelaide, Australia. University of Adelaide.
The role and function of the rural nurse in Australia
Hegney, Desley, Pearson, Alan and McCarthy, Alexandra. 1997. The role and function of the rural nurse in Australia. Melbourne, Australia. Royal College of Nursing, Australia.
Of two minds: consulting with the horse-and rider-team in dressage, showjumping and polo
Pretty, Grace and Bridgeman, Don. 2006. "Of two minds: consulting with the horse-and rider-team in dressage, showjumping and polo." Dosil, Joaquin (ed.) The sport psychologist's handbook: a guide for sport-specific performance enhancement. United Kingdom. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 569-585
Remote and rural palliative care
McCarthy, Alexandra and Hegney, Desley. 1999. "Remote and rural palliative care." Aranda, Sanchia and O'Connor, Margaret (ed.) Palliative care nursing: a guide to practice. Melbourne, Australia. AUSMED Publications. pp. 83-101
Experiences of regional and rural people with cancer being treated with radiotherapy in a metropolitan centre
Martin-McDonald, Kristine, Rogers-Clark, Cath, Hegney, Desley, McCarthy, Alexandra and Pearce, Susanne. 2003. "Experiences of regional and rural people with cancer being treated with radiotherapy in a metropolitan centre." International Journal of Nursing Practice. 9 (3), pp. 176-182. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-172X.2003.00421.x
Why nurses are attracted to rural and remote practice
Hegney, Desley, McCarthy, Alexandra, Rogers-Clark, Cath and Gorman, Don. 2002. "Why nurses are attracted to rural and remote practice." Australian Journal of Rural Health. 10 (3), pp. 178-186.
Why nurses are resigning from rural and remote Queensland health facilities
Hegney, Desley, McCarthy, Alexandra, Rogers-Clark, Cath and Gorman, Don. 2002. "Why nurses are resigning from rural and remote Queensland health facilities." Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research. 9 (2), pp. 33-39.
Retaining rural and remote area nurses: the Queensland Australia experience
Hegney, Desley, McCarthy, Alexandra, Rogers-Clark, Cath and Gorman, Don. 2002. "Retaining rural and remote area nurses: the Queensland Australia experience." Journal of Nursing Administration. 32 (3), pp. 128-135.
Mental health nursing standards and practice indicators for Australia: a review of current literature
Neville, Christine, Eley, Diann, Quinn, John, Weir, Jim, Hegney, Desley, Hangan, Catherine and Grasby, David. 2006. Mental health nursing standards and practice indicators for Australia: a review of current literature. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Sense of place amongst adolescents and adults in two rural Australian towns: the discriminating features of place attachment, sense of community and place dependence in relation to place identity
Pretty, Grace, Chipuer, Heather M. and Bramston, Paul. 2003. "Sense of place amongst adolescents and adults in two rural Australian towns: the discriminating features of place attachment, sense of community and place dependence in relation to place identity." Journal of Environmental Psychology. 23 (3), pp. 273-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0272-4944(02)00079-8
Aged care in the future and baby boomers: shall the twain ever meet? - baby boomers and aged care
Fallon, Anthony Bruce, Price, Kay, Hegney, Desley, Abbey, Jennifer, Neville, Christine C., Oxlade, Deborah and Soar, Jeffrey. 2004. "Aged care in the future and baby boomers: shall the twain ever meet? - baby boomers and aged care." Conrick, Moya and Soar, Jeffrey (ed.) 1st Australian Aged and Community Care Informatics Conference (ACCIC'04). Brisbane, Australia 24 - 25 Aug 2004 Brunswick East, Australia.
Evaluation of the health careers in the Bush Health Careers Workshops 1994 - 2002
Hegney, Desley, Eley, Robert and Buikstra, Elizabeth. 2005. Evaluation of the health careers in the Bush Health Careers Workshops 1994 - 2002. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
An analysis of accommodation needs of adults with an intellectual disability in Toowoomba and surrounding areas
Eley, Diann, Hegney, Desley and Boyes, Joanne. 2006. An analysis of accommodation needs of adults with an intellectual disability in Toowoomba and surrounding areas. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
The Toowoomba adult trauma triage tool
Hegney, Desley, Wollaston, Anthony, Fahey, Paul, McKay, Michelle, Miller, Peter and Wollaston, James. 2003. The Toowoomba adult trauma triage tool. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Against all odds: a retrospective study of women who succeeded at breastfeeding despite extraordinary difficulties
Hegney, Desley, Fallon, Tony, Crepinsek, Maree, O'Brien, Maxine and Doolan, Jackie. 2005. Against all odds: a retrospective study of women who succeeded at breastfeeding despite extraordinary difficulties. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
The administration and supply of controlled and restricted medication by nurses in rural and remote Queensland.
Hegney, Desley, McKeon, Christine, Plank, Ashley, Raith, Lisa and Watson, Jennifer. 2003. The administration and supply of controlled and restricted medication by nurses in rural and remote Queensland. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Cultural disadvantage of nursing students
Gorman, Don. 1999. "Cultural disadvantage of nursing students." International Education-ej. 3 (4).
Aged care nursing in Queensland - the nurses' view
Eley, Robert, Hegney, Desley, Buikstra, Elizabeth, Fallon, Anthony Bruce, Plank, Ashley and Parker, Victoria. 2007. "Aged care nursing in Queensland - the nurses' view ." Journal of Clinical Nursing. 16 (5), pp. 860-872. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01696.x
Key issues in rural health: perspectives of health service providers in Queensland
Eley, Robert, Fallon, Anthony Bruce, Gorman, Don, Fahey, Paul P., Rogers-Clark, Cath and Hegney, Desley. 2006. Key issues in rural health: perspectives of health service providers in Queensland. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Workplace violence in Queensland, Australia: the results of a comparative study
Hegney, Desley, Eley, Robert, Plank, Ashley, Buikstra, Elizabeth and Parker, Victoria. 2006. "Workplace violence in Queensland, Australia: the results of a comparative study." International Journal of Nursing Practice. 12 (4), pp. 220-231. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2006.00571.x
Tenure, mobility and retention of nurses in Queensland, Australia: 2001 and 2004
Eley, Robert, Hegney, Desley, Buikstra, Elizabeth, Plank, Ashley and Parker, Victoria. 2007. "Tenure, mobility and retention of nurses in Queensland, Australia: 2001 and 2004 ." Journal of Nursing Management. 15 (3), pp. 285-293.
Dealing with distance: rural and remote area nursing
Hegney, Desley. 2006. "Dealing with distance: rural and remote area nursing." Daly, John, Speedy, Sandra and Jackson, Debra (ed.) Contexts of nursing: an introduction. Marrickville, NSW. Elsevier. pp. 213-228
SEAM: improving the quality of palliative care in regional Toowoomba, Australia - lessons learned
Buikstra, Elizabeth, Pearce, Susanne, Hegney, Desley and Fallon, Tony. 2006. "SEAM: improving the quality of palliative care in regional Toowoomba, Australia - lessons learned ." Rural and Remote Health. 6 (1), pp. 1-10.
Young refugees talk about well-being: a qualitative analysis of refugee youth mental health from three states
Brough, Mark, Gorman, Don, Ramirez, Elvia and Westoby, Peter. 2003. "Young refugees talk about well-being: a qualitative analysis of refugee youth mental health from three states ." Australian Journal of Social Issues. 38 (2), pp. 193-208.
How young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds experience mental health: some insights for mental health nurses
Gorman, Don, Brough, Mark and Ramirez, Elvia. 2003. "How young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds experience mental health: some insights for mental health nurses." International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 12 (3), pp. 194-202.
Western medicine and Australian Indigenous healing practices
Gorman, Don, Nielsen, Anne-Maree and Best, Odette. 2006. "Western medicine and Australian Indigenous healing practices." Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 30 (1), pp. 28-29.
Planning research in rural and remote areas
Baker, P. G., Hegney, D., Rogers-Clark, C., Fahey, P., Gorman, D. and Mitchell, G.. 2004. "Planning research in rural and remote areas." Rural and Remote Health. 4 (266), pp. 1-11.
Australian consumers' expectations for expanded nursing roles in general practice: choice not gatekeeping
Hegney, Desley, Price, Kay, Patterson, Elizabeth, Martin-McDonald, Kristine and Rees, Sharon. 2004. "Australian consumers' expectations for expanded nursing roles in general practice: choice not gatekeeping." Australian Journal of General Practice. 33 (10), pp. 845-848.
Patient recruitment for a practice nurse study
Eley, Diann, Hegney, Desley and Patterson, Elizabeth. 2005. "Patient recruitment for a practice nurse study." Australian Journal of General Practice. 34 (11), pp. 991-992.
General practitioners' perceptions of after hours primary medical care services: a Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia study
Hegney, Desley, Fahey, Paul P. and Nanka, Annette. 2004. "General practitioners' perceptions of after hours primary medical care services: a Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia study." Rural and Remote Health. 4 (287).
Conceptual principles of quality of life: an empirical exploration
Bramston, Paul, Chipuer, Heather M. and Pretty, Grace. 2005. "Conceptual principles of quality of life: an empirical exploration." Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 49 (10), pp. 728-733.
The better living diabetes project
Pearce, Susanne, Thomas, Ann-Marie and Gorman, Don. 2005. "The better living diabetes project." Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 29 (1), pp. 4-6.
Primary health care and general practice nurses: what is the nexus?
Patterson, Elizabeth, Price, Kay and Hegney, Desley. 2005. "Primary health care and general practice nurses: what is the nexus?" Australian Journal of Primary Health. 11 (1), pp. 47-54. https://doi.org/10.1071/PY05007
Risk reduction in general practice and the role of the receptionist
Patterson, Elizabeth, Forrester, Kim, Price, Kay and Hegney, Desley. 2005. "Risk reduction in general practice and the role of the receptionist." Journal of Law and Medicine. 12 (3), pp. 340-347.
The baby-friendly hospital initiative and breastfeeding duration: relating the evidence to the Australian context
Fallon, Anthony Bruce, Crepinsek, Maree, Hegney, Desley and O'Brien, Maxine. 2005. "The baby-friendly hospital initiative and breastfeeding duration: relating the evidence to the Australian context." Birth Issues. 14 (3), pp. 90-95.
Patient education and consumer medicine information: a study of provision by Queensland rural and remote area registered nurses
Hegney, Desley, Plank, Ashley, Watson, Jennifer, Raith, Lisa and McKeon, Christine. 2005. "Patient education and consumer medicine information: a study of provision by Queensland rural and remote area registered nurses." Journal of Clinical Nursing. 14 (7), pp. 855-862. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2005.01203.x
Separation of conjoined twins: experiences of perioperative nurses and their recommendations
Martin-McDonald, K., McIntyre, P. and Hegney, D.. 2005. "Separation of conjoined twins: experiences of perioperative nurses and their recommendations." International Nursing Review. 52 (1), pp. 52-59. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2004.00239.x
Attitudes of Australian nurses to information technology in the workplace: A national survey
Eley, Robert, Soar, Jeffrey, Buikstra, Elizabeth, Fallon, Tony and Hegney, Desley. 2009. "Attitudes of Australian nurses to information technology in the workplace: A national survey." CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 27 (2), pp. 114-121. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCN.0b013e318197557e