Our research activity
Our activities span acute, subacute, community and residential care. They inform strategic directions for clinical practice, education, research and healthcare policy development.
We recognise that a multidisciplinary approach is vital to patient care so we work with teams that include nurses, medical officers, allied health personnel, policy makers, health information technologists, patients and families.
Some of our areas of research interest include:
- Clinical decision making and evidence-based practice in general medical and surgical care
- Oncology, palliative and end-of-life care
- Emergency care
- Critical care
- Perioperative and post-anaesthesia care
- Residential aged care
- Subacute care
- Maternity and women's health
Our research programs
Our research is strongly focused on quality and safety in health care and comprises three major programs of research.
Clinical risk management
- Recognition and response to deteriorating patients
- Interprofessional communication
- Clinical decision making
- Increasing use of research evidence to improve clinical care
- Use of technology to increase quality and safety of patient care
- Improving physical and psychological wellbeing of patients with cancer and their carers
- Testing evidence-based approaches to pain management
- Evaluation of an educational resource for cardiac surgical patients
Healthcare workforce and service delivery models
- Investigation of models of care for older persons
- Evaluation of nurse practitioner and advanced practice nursing roles
- Evaluation of alternative approaches to health care delivery including hospital and community and home-based programs
The centre is led by Professor Julie Considine and supported by a highly-skilled team of researchers. Our researchers come from a range of backgrounds and are committed to excellence in health care through translating research findings into clinical practice.