Faculty of Health

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Research Programs

The focus of the research program conducted through the Centre for Clinical Nursing Research focuses on the delivery of safe, high quality evidence based clinical care across acute and subacute hospital settings.

Case study methodologies using mixed method designs are used to develop comprehensive research strategies to examine quality and safety of clinical practice within complex clinical environments. Complementary qualitative and quantitative methods are used to address research questions that are not possible to investigate using traditional single method designs. The development of research strategies and data collection tools for these projects is ongoing.

The trajectory of recovery following Cardiac Robotic Surgery

Trajectory of recovery following robotic prostate surgery

Patients' communication of pain in acute care contexts

An exploration of the multi-factorial influences on medication administration in the context of a medication management system

Implementing best practices for minor wound management in the emergency department

Factors influencing attendance and completion of a cardiac rehabilitation program

Development and trial of an innovative approach to diabetes management

An exploration of postoperative antecedents to pulmonary complications in adults undergoing cardiac surgery

The psychosocial care of family of critically ill patients in emergency departments


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6th August 2013