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Elizabeth J Halcomb
University of Wollongong
Nurse educationNursingHealth careFamily medicineMedicine
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Background Pandemics and epidemics are a public health emergencies that can result in substantial deaths and socio-economic disruption. Nurses play a key role in the public health response to such crises, delivering direct patient care and risk of exposure to the infectious disease. The experience of providing nursing care in this context has the potential to have significant short and long term consequences for individuals, society and the nursing profession. Objectives To synthesize and presen...
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#1Sharon James (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 1
#2Jane Desborough (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 6
Last. Elizabeth J Halcomb (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 29
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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study explores nonverbal communication behaviours between general practice nurses and patients during chronic disease consultations. BACKGROUND: Nonverbal communication is an important aspect of nurse-patient lifestyle risk reduction conversations. Despite the growing role of general practice nurses in lifestyle risk modification when managing chronic disease, few studies have investigated how this communication occurs. DESIGN: Observational study within a concurrent mi...
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#1Elizabeth J Halcomb (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 29
#2Sonia Bird (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 5
PURPOSE: The nursing workforce in Australian general practice has increased exponentially in size over recent years to meet the growing demand for health care. Nurses are more likely to remain working if they are satisfied with their jobs. Satisfaction is impacted by a complex range of factors, including the environment, workplace relationships, and the nurses' role. Therefore, satisfaction data cannot be generalized across disparate clinical settings. This study sought to investigate the job sa...
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#1Shahla Meedya (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 5
#2Khin Than Win (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 12
Last. Elizabeth J Halcomb (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 29
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Abstract Background Supporting women to continue breastfeeding is a global challenge. The Milky Way Program is an effective face to face intervention to increase breastfeeding rates up to six months postpartum. The sustainability and access to the Milky Way Program could be enhanced by transforming it into a mobile application allowing women to access relevant information from their own place at a convenient time. Aim To explore the process of transforming the Milky Way Program into an acceptabl...
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#1Julie RedfernH-Index: 25
Last. David L. HareH-Index: 34
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BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, is the leading cause of death and disability globally. A large proportion of mortality occurs in people with prior CHD and effective and scalable strategies are needed to prevent associated deaths and hospitalisations. The aim of this study is to determine if a practice-level collaborative quality improvement program, focused on patients with CHD, reduces the rate of unplanned CVD hospitalisations and ma...
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#1Sarah Smith (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 2
#2Samuel Lapkin (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 13
Last. Elizabeth J Halcomb (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 29
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AIM: To examine nursing care left undone and its relationship with the nursing practice environment and perceived quality of nursing care in small Australian rural hospitals. BACKGROUND: Nurses in small rural hospitals often work with few resources, limited backup and staff shortages. The relationship between this rural practice environment and care left undone has not been fully explored. METHOD: A descriptive cross-sectional survey. RESULTS: Over half participants (n = 241, 62.9%) reported hav...
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#1Sharon James (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 1
#2Susan McInnes (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 9
Last. Jane Desborough (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 6
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Last. Elizabeth A SmythH-Index: 2
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#1Sudipta Chowdhury (UOW: University of Wollongong)
#2Catherine M. Stephen (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 2
Last. Elizabeth J Halcomb (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 29
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Abstract Aim This systematic review seeks to synthesise randomised controlled trials reporting the impact of interventions delivered by nurses in primary care to enhance blood pressure control and minimise lifestyle risk factors in hypertensive patients. Background Given the growing demand for chronic care management, there has been a rapid increase in the primary care nursing workforce and emerging diversity in their roles. The primary care nurse’s role has evolved to work in collaboration with...
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