Rural men and mental health: Their experiences and how they managed

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Gorman, Don, Buikstra, Elizabeth, Hegney, Desley, Pearce, Susanne, Rogers-Clark, Cath, Weir, Jim and McCullagh, Bronwyn. 2007. "Rural men and mental health: Their experiences and how they managed ." International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 16 (5), pp. 298-306. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2007.00484.x
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Rural men and mental health: Their experiences and how they managed

ERA Journal ID14085
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsGorman, Don (Author), Buikstra, Elizabeth (Author), Hegney, Desley (Author), Pearce, Susanne (Author), Rogers-Clark, Cath (Author), Weir, Jim (Author) and McCullagh, Bronwyn (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Journal Citation16 (5), pp. 298-306
Number of Pages9
Year2007
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place of PublicationOxford, United Kingdom
ISSN1324-3780
1445-8330
1447-0349
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2007.00484.x
Web Address (URL)http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2007.00484.x/pdf
Abstract

There is a growing awareness that a primary source of information about mental health lies with the consumers. This article reports on a study that interviewed rural men
with the aim of exploring their mental health experiences within a rural environment. The results of the interviews are a number of stories of resilience and survival that
highlight not only the importance of exploring the individuals' perspective of their issues, but also of acknowledging and drawing on their inner strengths. Rural men face a number of challenges that not only increase the risk of mental illness but also decrease the likelihood of them seeking and/or finding professional support. These men's stories, while different from each other, have a common thread of coping. Despite some support from family and friends participants also acknowledged that seeking out professional support could have made the recovery phase easier. Mental health nurses need to be aware, not only of the barrier to professional support but also of the significant resilience that individuals have and how it can be utilised.

Keywordsconsumer involvement; rural men; males; mental health; men's mental health; resilience; rural communities
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420504. Mental health nursing
440599. Gender studies not elsewhere classified
420305. Health and community services
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Eley, Diann, Boyes, Joanne, Young, Louise and Hegney, Desley. 2009. "Adults with intellectual disability in regional Australia: incidence of disability and provision of accommodation support to their ageing carers ." Australian Journal of Rural Health. 17 (3), pp. 161-166. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1584.2009.01062.x
The top eight issues Queensland Australia's aged-care nurses and assistants-in-nursing worried about outside their workplace: a qualitative snapshot
Tuckett, Anthony, Hegney, Desley, Parker, Deborah, Eley, Robert M. and Dickie, Robyn. 2011. "The top eight issues Queensland Australia's aged-care nurses and assistants-in-nursing worried about outside their workplace: a qualitative snapshot." International Journal of Nursing Practice. 17 (5), pp. 444-454. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2011.01966.x
Broken glass as an injury hazard in an indigenous community
Henshaw, Richard, Eley, Robert and Gorman, Don. 2011. "Broken glass as an injury hazard in an indigenous community." Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 35 (4), pp. 8-11, 27.
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.
Becoming a mum: conflict between the ideal mother and the self
Raith, Lisa and Rogers-Clark, Cath. 2007. "Becoming a mum: conflict between the ideal mother and the self." Albion, Majella J. and Collins, Pauline (ed.) 2007 International Women's Conference: Education, Employment and Everything... theTriple Layers of a Woman's Life. Toowoomba, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2007 Toowoomba, Australia.
The experience of socially isolated older people in accessing and navigating the health care system
Greaves, Moira and Rogers-Clark, Cath. 2009. "The experience of socially isolated older people in accessing and navigating the health care system." Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 27 (2), pp. 5-11.
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
Reasons for entering and leaving nursing: an Australian regional study
Eley, Diann, Eley, Robert and Rogers-Clark, Cath. 2010. "Reasons for entering and leaving nursing: an Australian regional study." Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 28 (1), pp. 6-13.
The review and revision of 'Standards of practice for mental health nurses in Australia'
Neville, Christine, Hangan, Catherine, Eley, Diann, Weir, Jim, Quinn, John and Meehan, Tom. 2010. "The review and revision of 'Standards of practice for mental health nurses in Australia'." Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 17 (1), pp. 87-93. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01499.x
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.
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
Psychological support for Queensland's rural breast cancer patients
Eley, Robert, Eley, Diann and Rogers-Clark, Cath. 2010. "Psychological support for Queensland's rural breast cancer patients." 2010 American Psychological Association Annual Convention. San Diego, United States of America 12 - 15 Aug 2010
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.
Exploring temperament and character traits in nurses and nursing students in a large regional area of Australia
Eley, Diann, Eley, Robert, Young, Louise and Rogers-Clark, Cath. 2011. "Exploring temperament and character traits in nurses and nursing students in a large regional area of Australia." Journal of Clinical Nursing. 20 (3-4), pp. 563-570. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03122.x
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.
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
Introduction to psychosocial nursing
Rogers-Clark, Cath. 2005. "Introduction to psychosocial nursing." Rogers-Clark, Cath, McCarthy, Alexandra and Martin-McDonald, Kristine (ed.) Living with illness: psychosocial challenges for nursing. Sydney, Australia. Elsevier. pp. 1-7
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.
Gender and health
Rogers-Clark, Cath, Kyle, Wendy Lee and Wilson, Geoff. 2005. "Gender and health." Rogers-Clark, Cath, McCarthy, Alexandra and Martin-McDonald, Kristine (ed.) Living with illness: psychosocial challenges for nursing . Sydney, Australia. Elsevier. pp. 38-53
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
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.
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.
Evaluation of the role of the breast care nurse at Toowoomba Base Hospital
Eley, Robert, Rogers-Clark, Cath and Knight, Christine. 2007. Evaluation of the role of the breast care nurse at Toowoomba Base Hospital . Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Informing rural and remote students about careers in health: factors influencing career decisions
Buikstra, Elizabeth, Eley, Robert M. and Hindmarsh, Natalie. 2007. "Informing rural and remote students about careers in health: factors influencing career decisions." Australian Journal of Rural Health. 15 (5), pp. 289-295. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1584.2007.00899.x
Living with breast cancer: the influence of rurality on women's suffering and resilience. A postmodern feminist inquiry
Rogers-Clark, Cath. 2002. "Living with breast cancer: the influence of rurality on women's suffering and resilience. A postmodern feminist inquiry." Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 20 (2), pp. 34-39.
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.
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.
Psychological services in five South-West Queensland communities: supply and demand
Buikstra, E., Fallon, A. B. and Eley, R.. 2007. "Psychological services in five South-West Queensland communities: supply and demand." Rural and Remote Health. 7 (1), pp. 1-11.
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.
Informing rural and remote high school students about careers in health: the effect of Health Careers Workshops on course selection
Eley, Robert, Hindmarsh, Natalie and Buikstra, Elizabeth. 2007. "Informing rural and remote high school students about careers in health: the effect of Health Careers Workshops on course selection ." Australian Journal of Rural Health. 15 (1), pp. 59-64.
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.
The interface of acute and aged care: the role of the nurse in a provincial area
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
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).
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
Acute pain in surgical patients
Schoenwald, Anthony and Rogers Clark, Cath. 2006. "Acute pain in surgical patients." Contemporary Nurse. 22 (1), pp. 97-108. https://doi.org/10.5172/conu.2006.22.1.97