Career breaks and intentions for retirement by Queensland's nurses - a sign of the times?

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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
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Career breaks and intentions for retirement by Queensland's nurses - a sign of the times?

ERA Journal ID14073
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsEley, Robert (Author), Parker, Deborah (Author), Tuckett, Anthony (Author) and Hegney, Desley (Author)
Journal TitleCollegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research
Journal Citation17 (1), pp. 38-42
Number of Pages5
Year2010
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1322-7696
1876-7575
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2009.10.004
Web Address (URL)http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/1322-7696/PIIS1322769609000924.pdf
Abstract

Objective: In order to support policy planning, nurses in Queensland were surveyed three times over a seven year period. Results from the study offered the opportunity to explore changes in work practices with respect to career breaks and retirement intentions.
Design: A self administered postal survey.
Setting: Nurse members of the Queensland Nurses Union residing in the State of Queensland.
Participants: 3,000 members of the Queensland Nurses’ Union.
Main outcome measures: An overview of nurses’ work practices in relation to breaks in work and planned retirement.
Results: Response rates for 2001, 2004 and 2007 were 51%, 44.9% and 39.7%, respectively. Over the seven year study period the number of nurses taking career breaks declined from 65% in 2001 to 54% in 2007. Of those nurses who reported taking breaks the number of breaks remained constant; however the average length of the breaks declined. Results reflected an ageing workforce. The expected time to remain in nursing increased dramatically for older nurses. Over 60% of 40-60 year old nurses in 2007 expect to remain in nursing well into their mid-60’s compared to 30% in the previous years.
Conclusions: The dynamics of the nursing workforce have changed with nurses taking fewer and shorter breaks and expecting to work to a greater age. We speculate that these changes may be influenced by the economic climate.

KeywordsQueensland; nurses; retirement; breaks; economics
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440708. Public administration
350503. Human resources management
420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsCentre for Rural and Remote Area Health
University of Queensland
National University of Singapore
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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.
Changing ICT for client/patient management and clinical information in residential and community aged care services in regional Australia: structured interviews with service managers
Soar, Jeffrey and Eley, Rob. 2010. "Changing ICT for client/patient management and clinical information in residential and community aged care services in regional Australia: structured interviews with service managers." Lee, Yeunsook, Bien, Z. Zenn, Mokhtari, Mounir, Kim, Jeong Tai, Park, Mignon, Kim, Jongbae, Lee, Heyoung and Khalil Ibrahim, Ismail (ed.) ICOST 2010: 8th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics: Aging Friendly Technology for Health and Independence. Seoul, South Korea 22 - 24 Jun 2010 Berlin / Heidelberg, Germany. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13778-5_14
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
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
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.
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
Music therapy to manage asthma symptoms in young indigenous people in an urban setting
Eley, Robert and Norman, Michelle. 2010. "Music therapy to manage asthma symptoms in young indigenous people in an urban setting." Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 34 (3), pp. 20-22.
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.
How do rural GPs manage their inactive and overweight patients? A pilot study of rural GPs in Queensland
Eley, Diann and Eley, Robert. 2009. "How do rural GPs manage their inactive and overweight patients? A pilot study of rural GPs in Queensland." Australian Journal of General Practice. 38 (9), pp. 747-748.
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).
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
A study of council community directories and their use for information about local health services
Eley, Robert, Hossain, Delwar and Khatri, Yunus. 2007. A study of council community directories and their use for information about local health services. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
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.
Council community directories as a source of information about local health services in rural Australia
Eley, Rob and Hossain, Delwar. 2010. "Council community directories as a source of information about local health services in rural Australia." Journal of Community Informatics. 6 (2), pp. 1-11.
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
Findings from the HEI 'flip' project: application issues
Simpson, Will, Evans, Deborah, Eley, Robert and Stiles, Mark. 2003. "Findings from the HEI 'flip' project: application issues." International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education. 13 (5/6), pp. 471-482. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJCEELL.2003.004005
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
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.
The ILRI Graduate Fellows Programme: a case study of impact (1978-1997)
Eley, Robert, Ibrahim, Habid, Hambly, Helen, Demeke, Mulat and Smalley, Michael. 2003. "The ILRI Graduate Fellows Programme: a case study of impact (1978-1997)." Education + Training. 45 (3), pp. 162-174. https://doi.org/10.1108/00400910310471028
Rural and remote health research: key issues for health providers in Southern Queensland
Eley, Robert and Baker, Peter. 2007. "Rural and remote health research: key issues for health providers in Southern Queensland." Australian Journal of Rural Health. 15 (6), pp. 368-372.
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.
Desire of industry, products from academia - ships that pass in the night?
Eley, Robert, Williamson, Sarah and Lamb, Fiona. 2002. "Desire of industry, products from academia - ships that pass in the night? " 2002 Americal Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (ASEE 2002). Montreal, Canada 16 - 19 Jun 2002 Washington, DC.
What problems? No problems! Disabled people studying or working within an engineering-based environment
Hopkins, Christopher and Eley, Robert. 2001. "What problems? No problems! Disabled people studying or working within an engineering-based environment." Cutler, Gavin and Pulko, Susan (ed.) Progress 1. Student Progression and Retention in Engineering (2001). Hull, United Kingdom 18 - 20 Oct 2001 Hull, UK.
Supporting semi-remote web-based learners using a peer-to-peer collaborative tool
Evans, Debbie, Simpson, Will, Low, Ian and Eley, Robert. 2002. "Supporting semi-remote web-based learners using a peer-to-peer collaborative tool." New Pattern of Learning in Higher Education (2002). London 20 - 21 Jun 2002 London, United Kingdom.
An evaluation of bereavement support in Toowoomba
Eley, Robert. 2005. An evaluation of bereavement support in Toowoomba. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
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.
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.
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).
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