Faculty of Health

School of Nursing and Midwifery


The Centre for Clinical Nursing Research supports Honours, Masters and PhD research students. Below is a summary of current and past students' projects and achievements.

Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Title
Lenore Beddoes Evaluating the quality of 24-hour acute care delivery: Describing functional outcomes of older people using a model of best practice
Lauren Mc Tier Defining patient participation in treatment within cardiac surgery contexts
Jo McDonall Patient participation, patient satisfaction and patient experience
Cynthia Wensley Patient participation in comfort
Sue Hunter The communication of acute postoperative pain: the clinically significant meaning behind numerical pain ratings
Lin Cen Patient participation in symptom management in the oncology context: a Chinese cohort study
Elizabeth Oldland Operationalising consumers as partners in the national clinical safety standards - Integration into specialty education
Master of Nursing Thesis Title
Belinda Mitchell Clinical Risk Management: What are the sources of clinical risk in Emergency care?
Giselle Ciavarella Psychosocial Care of Cancer Patients: Nurses' Perceived Importance and Skill
Michael Graan AICU-to-ward handover study
Margaret Hjorth Radiation oncology
Tessa Groen The relationship between shift work schedules, work environment and nurse health.
Sally Morrison Surgical Oncology
Tessa Groen Organisational Climate, Shift Work and Nurse Health
Alanna Keating Nurse assessment of VTE risk: Detection of DVT using clinical assessment and the 'black box'
Bachelor of Nursing(Honours) Thesis Title
Megan O'Riley Translation of evidence into pain management practices in acute care environments
Jamie Lee Patient outcomes after open and minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer
Hazel Windrum Patient participation in symptom management. What are patients' preferences and how are they being enacted?
Kimberley Coleman Staff experiences of implementation of a handover standardisation tool in the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit
Nikki Lillibridge Implementing handover quality improvement tools into Post Anaesthetic Care Units
Linda Rhodes Patient communication of pain in acute care
Julia Trappett Patient participation in postoperative pain management
Michele McGrath Application of clinical microsystems to improve older person care in acute hospitals
Loren Crook Falls prevention project - tool validation
Rachel Waugh Validity and reliability of a multi-purpose tool for nurse bedside handover
Stephanie Grinton Assessment to avoid harms of hospitalisation for the older person in acute care: congnitive assessment
Jessica Heenan Nursing model of care

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23rd September 2013