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V A Eley, L K Callaway, A A J van Zundert, J Lipman, C Gallois
Caring for obese pregnant women presents challenges for all medical professionals. Despite a lack of supporting evidence, expert opinion and international guidelines suggest early labour epidural insertion for obese women. Anecdotally this is not supported by all anaesthetists. This qualitative study explored the experiences of anaesthetists regarding early epidural analgesia in obese parturients, to answer the research question: Are anaesthetists consistent in how they apply early epidural analgesia in obese parturients? Personal in-depth interviews with 42 specialist anaesthetists working in south-east Queensland, Australia, were completed between February and April, 2015...
September 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Courtney J Wright, Heidi Zeeman, Valda Biezaitis
Given that the literature suggests there are various (and often contradictory) interpretations of holistic practice in brain injury rehabilitation and multiple complexities in its implementation (including complex setting, discipline, and client-base factors), this study aimed to examine the experiences of practitioners in their conceptualization and delivery of holistic practice in their respective settings. Nineteen health practitioners purposively sampled from an extensive Brain Injury Network in Queensland, Australia participated in individual interviews...
2016: PloS One
Kitty van Vuuren, Scott O'Keeffe, Darryl N Jones
The Australian Magpie ( Cracticus tibicen ) is a common bird found in urban Australian environments where its nest defense behavior during spring brings it into conflict with humans. This article explores the role of print media in covering this conflict. Leximancer software was used to analyze newspaper reports about the Australian Magpie from a sample of 634 news stories, letters-to-the editor and opinion pieces, published in newspapers from around Australia between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2014. The results confirm that stories about these birds are primarily published in the daily regional and weekly suburban press, and that the dominant story frame concerns the risk of "swooping" behavior to cyclists and pedestrians from birds protecting their nests during the spring breeding season...
2016: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
Natassia Goode, Paul M Salmon, Caroline Spencer, Dudley McArdle, Frank Archer
Three years after the introduction of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience there remains no unanimously adopted definition of disaster resilience within Australia's emergency management sector. The aim of this study is to determine what the concept means to key stakeholders in the emergency management sector in the Australian State of Victoria, and how these conceptualisations overlap and diverge. Via an online survey, 113 people were asked how they define disaster resilience in their work in the emergency management sector...
March 14, 2016: Disasters
Pey Wen Mak, Judith Singleton
BACKGROUND: The past decade has seen a rapid change in the climate system with an increased risk of extreme weather events. On and following the 3rd of January 2013, Tasmania experienced three catastrophic bushfires, which led to the evacuation of several communities, the loss of many properties, and a financial cost of approximately AUD$80 million. OBJECTIVE: To explore the impacts of the 2012/2013 Tasmanian bushfires on community pharmacies. METHOD: Qualitative research methods were undertaken, employing semi-structured telephone interviews with a purposive sample of seven Tasmanian pharmacists...
January 9, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Patricia A Logan, David Gallimore, Sue Jordan
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore and compare the experiences of nurses in Australia and the UK as they moved from clinical practice into higher education institutions. BACKGROUND: When nurse education moved from hospitals into higher education institutions, the roles and career pathways of nurse educators changed. DESIGN: The design method used in this study was qualitative interview study. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 14 nurse educators, seven in Australia and seven in the UK, in 2011-2012...
March 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Chris Taua, Christine Neville, Theresa Scott
This paper presents findings from a study exploring the mental health inpatient care of people with a dual disability of intellectual disability and mental health issues from the perspective of those people with the dual disability. A mixture of semi-structured interviews and focus group interviews were carried out with nine participants who had been admitted to an inpatient unit for mental health care exploring their experience of care. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed using open coding and Leximancer (an online data mining tool) analysis to identify dominant themes in the discourse...
December 2015: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Nicholas Carah, Carla Meurk, Daniel Angus
Hello Sunday Morning is an online health promotion organisation that began in 2009. Hello Sunday Morning asks participants to stop consuming alcohol for a period of time, set a goal and document their progress on a personal blog. Hello Sunday Morning is a unique health intervention for three interrelated reasons: (1) it was generated outside a clinical setting, (2) it uses new media technologies to create structured forms of participation in an iterative and open-ended way and (3) participants generate a written record of their progress along with demographic, behavioural and engagement data...
July 27, 2015: Health (London)
Catherine Kilgour, Fiona Elizabeth Bogossian, Leonie Callaway, Cindy Gallois
PROBLEM: Postnatal follow-up screening is recommended for all women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). However follow-up rates are poor and highly variable in Australia and internationally. The reasons that mothers are not completing recommended postnatal screening after GDM diagnosis are not well understood or studied. The quality of communication may be an important influence on the completion of postnatal GDM follow-up. AIM: To explore and assess women's communication experiences of postnatal GDM follow-up...
December 2015: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Erica Bell, Steve Campbell, Lynette R Goldberg
BACKGROUND: The most important and contested element of nursing identity may be the patient-centredness of nursing, though this concept is not well-treated in the nursing identity literature. More conceptually-based mapping of nursing identity constructs are needed to help nurses shape their identity. The field of computational text analytics offers new opportunities to scrutinise how growing disciplines such as health services research construct nursing identity. This paper maps the conceptual content of scholarly health services research in PubMed as it relates to the patient-centeredness of nursing...
2015: BMC Health Services Research
Kerry Adam, Jenny Strong, Lucy Chipchase
BACKGROUND: Early graduate occupational therapists (OTs) and physiotherapists (PTs) are routinely employed in work injury management and prevention in Australia. However, our understanding is limited about employer requirements for early graduates entering the field, and how commencing practitioners manage transition to practice. In addition, employers have expressed concerns anecdotally about the preparedness of early graduates for work injury management and prevention. However, evidence is limited about early gradutate preparedness for the field...
2014: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
Matylda Howard, Mary Louise Fleming, Elizabeth Parker
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the actions taken by patients who had been admitted to an acute care Queensland hospital and experienced dissatisfaction with service delivery. It is proposed that before complaints can be used as part of a strategy to inform health service improvement and ultimately ensure patient safety, an understanding of the effectiveness of the complaints handling process from the patient's perspective must be gained. METHODS: In-depth qualitative interviews using a phenomenological exploration were undertaken...
December 2013: Journal of Patient Safety
Erica J Bell
INTRODUCTION: If climate change is the 21st Century's biggest public health threat, research faces the major challenge of providing adequate evidence for vulnerable communities to adapt to the health effects of climate change. Available information about best practice in climate adaptation suggests it is inclusive of socio-economic disadvantage and local community factors such as access to health services. Since 1995, at least 19 164 papers have been published on climate change in the health sciences and social sciences...
January 2013: Rural and Remote Health
Mahnaz Fanaian, Kate L Lewis, Brin F S Grenyer
People with personality disorders are frequent users of both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services, representing a significantly large proportion of all mental health clients. Despite this, most services find it a challenge to offer the most appropriate and effective treatment models for people with personality disorders. This paper is a report of a study of clinician opinions about how organizations can improve the delivery of services to people with personality disorders. Data was collected from experienced clinicians attending a personality disorders clinical and scientific meeting who were asked to work together in groups and present solutions for how organizations can improve the services provided to people with personality disorders...
October 2013: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Maria Constantinou, Suzanne S Kuys
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated physiotherapy students' perception of a reflective journal in developing reflective thinking and practice and identified the main concepts recorded by students in the journal. DESIGN: A mixed methods study with qualitative content analysis of student journals and quantitative analysis of questionnaire responses. PARTICIPANTS: 131 (74 female, 57 male) physiotherapy students undergoing their first clinical placement...
March 2013: Physiotherapy
J L Evans, A Henderson, N W Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Interprofessional education (IPE) purports to improve team working through improved knowledge of the roles of others, and by engendering mutual respect. This case study aimed to determine the impact of an IPE curriculum on knowledge and attitudes of dentistry and dental technology students undertaking these curricula in the new School of Dentistry and Oral Health at Griffith University. All dental technology students and third- and final- (fifth) year dentistry students were invited to participate...
November 2012: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
Daniel N Schull, Greg J Kyle, Glen T Coleman, Paul C Mills
Role models incite admiration and provide inspiration, contributing to learning as students aspire to emulate their example. The attributes of physician role models for medical trainees are well documented, but they remain largely unexplored in the context of veterinary medical training. The aim of the current study was to describe the attributes that final-year veterinary students (N=213) at the University of Queensland identified when reflecting on their clinical role models. Clinical role model descriptions provided by students were analyzed using concept-mapping software (Leximancer v...
2012: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
Halimahtun M Khalid, Martin G Helander, Nilwan A Hood
The purpose of this study was to analyze people's attitudes to disasters by investigating how people feel, behave and think during disasters. We focused on disasters induced by humans, such as terrorist attacks. Two types of textual information were collected - from Internet blogs and from research papers. The analysis enabled forecasting of attitudes for the design of proactive disaster advisory scheme. Text was analyzed using a text mining tool, Leximancer. The outcome of this analysis revealed core themes and concepts in the text concerning people's attitudes...
September 2013: Applied Ergonomics
Christopher Freeman, W Neil Cottrell, Greg Kyle, Ian Williams, Lisa Nissen
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists are viewed as highly trained yet underutilised and there is growing support to extend the role of the pharmacist within the primary health care sector. The integration of a pharmacist into a general practice medical centre is not a new concept however is a novel approach in Australia and evidence supporting this role is currently limited. This study aimed to describe the opinions of local stakeholders in South-East Queensland on the integration of a pharmacist into the Australian general practice environment...
2012: BMC Health Services Research
Kenneth I Pakenham, Julia Tilling, Julia Cretchley
OBJECTIVE: The needs of parents affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) have been neglected. Data are required to inform the development of evidenced-based clinical practice, services, and policies that will maximize the parenting capacities of parents with MS and their partners, while at the same time protect the welfare of children. The purpose of this exploratory study was to provide descriptive data on the difficulties and resources associated with parenting with MS. METHOD: Qualitative data on parenting difficulties and resources were obtained from parents with MS and their partners in the form of written responses to 2 open-ended questions in a questionnaire survey...
February 2012: Rehabilitation Psychology
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