Anne M. Mcmurray

Anne M. Mcmurray
Griffith University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Introduction: The Australian Gold Coast Integrated Care programme trialled a model of care targeting those with chronic and complex conditions at highest risk of hospitalisation with the goal of producing the best patient outcomes at no additional cost to the healthcare system. This paper reports the economic findings of the trial. Methods: A pr...
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Introduction: The Australian Gold Coast Integrated Care programme trialled an innovative model of care to proactively manage high risk patients with complex and chronic conditions in collaboration with general practitioners. The objective was to enhance coordination and continuity of care across primary and secondary health services from a single...
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Objective: To determine the current evidence about patient and family engagement in communication with health professionals during transitions of care to, within and from acute care settings. Methods: An integrative review using seven international databases was conducted for 2003-2017. Forty eligible studies were analysed and synthesised using...
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Problem/background Nurse navigators in the Gold Coast Integrated Care program are co-located in general practices and a community coordination centre providing enhanced access to care for chronic disease patients through a multidisciplinary, multiservice, multilevel primary health care model, which has yet to be evaluated. Aim To evaluate the cont...
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Introduction Chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia. The prevalence and associated health expenditure are projected to soar. There is no ‘whole system’ approach to healthcare in Australia. To overcome this fragmentation, the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS) is developing a new model known...
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Clinical facilitation is critical to successful student clinical experience. The research reported in this paper used an interpretive case study to explore perspectives of clinical facilitators on what constitutes best practice in clinical facilitation of undergraduate nursing students. Eleven clinical facilitators from South East Queensland, Austr...
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This article outlines the development of the Australian Gold Coast Integrated Care Model based on the elements identified in contemporary research literature as essential for successful integration of care between primary care, and acute hospital services. The objectives of the model are to proactively manage high risk patients with complex and chr...
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The patient-centred or ‘partnership’ approach to delivering care is widely acknowledged as a key feature of high-quality health care systems. The aims of patient-centred care are to encourage people to become active participants in health care decisions, and to act in partnership with them in a way that is respectful of and responsive to their need...
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Aim: To describe an integrative review protocol to analyse and synthesize peer-reviewed research evidence in relation to engagement of patients and their families in communication during transitions of care to, in and from acute care settings. Background: Communication at transitions of care in acute care settings can be complex and challenging,...
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This opinion piece describes the role of the nurse navigator as a forward step in the evolution of nursing models of care. The article outlines the historical development of the patient navigator role and the potential of this role to be embedded in contemporary models of interdisciplinary primary health care practice across health settings. As the...
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Aim: Existing practice strategies for actively involving patients in care during hospitalisation are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to explore how healthcare professionals engaged patients in communication associated with care transitions. Method: An instrumental, collective case study approach was used to generate empirical data a...
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Background: People-centred care (PCC) embodies the partnership approach to health care, refocusing care from the expert clinician as ‘care provider’ to a patient-clinician sharing of power and responsibility for care planning. Time poor environments and mandated performance outcomes in hospital and health service systems often leave little room for...
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Interprofessional education (IPE) was investigated in the context of an evaluation of the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Australia. Our objectives were to examine doctors' and midwives' perceptions regarding interprofessional learning and measure changes in self-reported confidence in specific interprofessional clinical situat...
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Community Health & Wellness: Primary health care in practice, 5th Edition represents contemporary thinking and research in community health and wellness from Australia, New Zealand and the global community. It challenges students and health professionals to become more aware of the primary health care (PHC) environments in which they work in order...
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This paper describes how Ennis's (2010) Super-streamlined Concept of Critical Thinking Framework (SSCCTF) has been used to frame an analysis of critical thinking development, in a study of young children who participated in a community creative arts activity. The SSCCTF provided an ideal guide during the research analysis to identify dispositions a...
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This paper describes how Ennis's (2010) Super-streamlined Concept of Critical Thinking Framework (SSCCTF) has been used to frame an analysis of critical thinking development, in a study of young children who participated in a community creative arts activity. The SSCCTF provided an ideal guide during the research analysis to identify dispositions a...
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The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course is an internationally recognised interprofessional course to support health professionals to develop and maintain the knowledge and skills to manage obstetric emergencies. This study investigated changes in confidence and perceived changes in the knowledge of doctors and midwives to manage speci...
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Background Little is known about the influences on nurses’ decisions to withhold surgical patients’ oral medications pre and postoperatively or the degree to which decisions are consistent. The literature is devoid of information that clarifies whether or at what point withholding a particular oral medication may constitute a medication error. Pur...
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Using a qualitative naturalistic, interpretive design, this study sought to investigate the impact of children's participation in a creative arts project on the development of critical thinking dispositions. Focus groups and individual interviews were undertaken to identify mothers' and teachers' perceptions of children's critical thinking developm...
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This is a position paper, which argues the position that critical thinking is a crucial skill, which needs to be developed in the school curriculum and that the creative arts can do this. The paper explores the states of the Arts in the present curriculum and goes on to argue that knowing how to develop critical thinking is an important pedagogical...
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Using a qualitative naturalistic, interpretive design, this study sought to investigate the impact of children’s participation in a creative arts project on the development of critical thinking dispositions. Focus groups and individual interviews were undertaken to identify mothers’ and teachers’ perceptions of children’s critical thinking developm...
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Aims and objectives: To explore families' perceptions of shift-to-shift bedside handover. Background: The potential role families can play in bedside handover is unknown. Understanding family members' perceptions can provide a foundation for nurses to tailor their bedside handover to family members' perceptions, encouraging their involvement and...
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We report on a succession planning pilot project in an Australian university health faculty. The programme aimed to enhance organisational stability and develop leadership capacity in middle level academics. Six monthly sessions addressed university and general leadership topics, communication, decision-making, working with change, self-management...
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To critically review the literature related to situation awareness and clinical decision-making by nurses. International recognition that situation awareness positively contributes to clinical decision-making has led to a growing body of healthcare literature. To date, research has predominately focused on anaesthetists and surgeons using measureme...
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An ecological view of health contends that health is created within the psychological, social, cultural, educational, physical and economic conditions that surround people's lives. Communities provide the template for many of these conditions, and are therefore integral to the development of health and wellbeing. 'Enabling' communities are those th...
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Perceived influences on low risk women's decision making regarding induction of labour. The aim of this study was to investigate low risk women's, and midwife's, perceptions of the influences that impact on the women's decision making in regard to induction of labour. The study is set in the context of growing disquiet regarding rising rates of ind...
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Patient participation in handover is one aspect of patient-centred care, where patients are considered partners in care. Understanding the patient perspective provides a foundation for nurses to tailor their bedside handovers to reflect patients' thoughts and beliefs and encourage their active involvement in decision-making. This study examined pat...
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To identify factors influencing change in two hospitals that moved from taped and verbal nursing handover to bedside handover. Bedside handover is based on patient-centred care, where patients participate in communicating relevant and timely information for care planning. Patient input reduces care fragmentation, miscommunication-related adverse ev...
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Throughout the past decades, Australian nursing has made significant advances in the clinical, research, and political arenas. Capitalising on these advances is a critical step in empowering the professions and a sound investment in the health of the nation. There remains a need to energise and empower the professions, to see our work as an enterpr...
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Chaboyer W, McMurray A, Wallis M. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2010; 16: 27–34 Bedside nursing handover: A case study A case study of six wards in two hospitals was undertaken to describe the structures, processes and perceptions of outcomes of bedside handover in nursing. A total of 532 bedside handovers were observed and 34 interview...
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Nursing students' exposure to clinical placements with older adults is instrumental in helping them adopt positive attitudes toward care of that population. This qualitative pilot study analyzed perceptions and expectations of a group of first-year students prior to a clinical placement with older adults. A photo-elicitation technique, involving vi...
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This Editorial provides a critical review of the progress in social determinants of health research over the last two decades, suggesting new perspectives which may further our understanding of persistent social inequalities in health. It highlights the global significance of the Special Issue setting it in the context of the recently released WHO...
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To describe the integration of whiteboards into ward routines in one Queensland health service district (HSD). Case study involving placement of whiteboards in three inpatient wards (two medical, one surgical) in a university-affiliated regional teaching hospital and in a day clinic in the same health service district. Data collection methods inclu...
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This quality improvement project implemented bedside handover in nursing. Using Lewin's 3-Step Model for Change, 3 wards in an Australian hospital changed from verbal reporting in an isolated room to bedside handover. Practice guidelines and a competency standard were developed. The change was received positively by both staff and patients. Staff m...
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Nurses' perspectives of maintaining quality practice is important in the context of today's safety and quality agenda. This study provides a snapshot of registered nurses' perspectives on practice quality in one Australian ICU. A mini-ethnographic case study examined how quality is embedded in the culture of ICU nursing. Semi-structured interviews...
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This quality improvement project implemented bedside handover in nursing. Using Lewin's 3-Step Model for Change, 3 wards in an Australian hospital changed from verbal reporting in an isolated room to bedside handover. Practice guidelines and a competency standard were developed. The change was received positively by both staff and patients. Staff m...
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The decline in indicators of human development linked to rising social inequalities, despite post-modern society’s unprecedented economic prosperity, has been called ‘modernity’s paradox’ (Keating and Hertzman 1999). Scholars of developmental health suggest that micro-level influences from the social, economic and psychological circumstances in ear...
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This article argues that a primary health care approach is an appropriate conceptual framework for addressing the health needs of Indigenous people. Primary health care is strategic, focusing on equity, access, empowerment and intersectoral partnerships as essential elements for maintaining health. Stereotypical notions of Indigenous ill health as...
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To investigate general surgical patients' perspectives of the adequacy and appropriateness of their discharge planning. To identify any aspects of discharge planning that could be strengthened to assist people in managing their posthospital care and maintaining continuity of care. Appropriate discharge planning is a priority in today's healthcare e...
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A primary health care approach is essential to contemporary nursing roles such as practice nursing. This paper examines the evolution of primary health care as a global strategy for responding to the social determinants of health. Primary health care roles require knowledge of, and a focus on social determinants of health, particularly the societal...
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This paper reports on a falls prevention and management program at one regional Western Australian hospital. The report focuses on the processes and outcomes of a quality management initiative to reduce falls in hospital to illustrate the nexus between research and quality improvement in clinical practice. The Falls Prevention program was based on...
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The current health service response to women's domestic violence related health issues seeks to categorise their presenting symptoms into physical and psychological ailments This gives a narrow and somewhat simplistic focus to what is a complex phenomenon and may obscure women's experiences and limit the opportunities to provide proactive health ca...
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To investigate recovery from total hip replacement over a three-year period on the basis of patient perceptions of health-related quality of life, demographic (age, gender, family support) and clinical characteristics (co-morbidities, hospital admissions), use of and satisfaction with health services, unmet health needs and social re-engagement. Te...
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b>Background The acute illness phase following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is a difficult time for patients as they try to adjust to the physical and emotional changes brought about by surgery. Aims To conduct an indepth examination of psychosocial issues experienced by patients post-CABG surgery and how patients manage these psyc...
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This article analyses the conceptual issues surrounding domestic violence against women, including the lack of clarity in identifying accurate prevalence rates, and the affect of domestic violence on other family members. Research conducted in Australia and overseas provides an evidence base for the contention that violence against women is a serio...
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Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is a lifesaving intervention, but the early recovery period presents a number of challenges for patients, carers and nurses. Early and adequate discharge planning based on in-depth knowledge of the postdischarge experience can help to ensure optimal recovery. This paper reports a study to examine the rang...
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Research that informs nursing interventions across the care continuum is vital, especially with shortened hospital stays. Measuring Quality of Life (QOL) and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) helps identfy health status improvements, but fails to provide insight into the effectiveness of nursing interventions aimed at continuity of care. Four...
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Collaborative practice between medical practitioners and nurses is purported to improve patient access to services, improve health outcomes, provide a more 'seamless service', increase efficiency of care, reduce health care costs and improve practitioner job satisfaction. Therefore, it is important to understand what hinders and what facilitates th...
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Aims of the study. The study investigated health-related quality of life in relation to demographic and clinical factors, and health service use and satisfaction by older total hip replacement (THR) patients following discharge from one Australian Hospital. Rationale. Understanding health-related quality of life and patterns of service use during r...
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The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between burnout components and selected demographic variables in a group of intensive care unit nurses. This research hopes to heighten awareness of both intensive care nurses and hospital administrators of the importance of burnout in their work setting. A descriptive correlational study...
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This study investigated separation-related violence against women from the male perspective. It emerged from a set of studies that explored the experiences of non-custodial (access) parents in Western Australia, in maintaining parental relationships with their children1,2. Violence, both real and vicarious, was a pervasive theme in the original stu...
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This study investigated the male perspective of violence using a socio-ecological framework wherein violence is seen as the product of individual, social, cultural, environmental, and situational factors. Structured questions were developed for telephone interviews with separated males in Western Australia. Volunteers were recruited via a media cam...
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To describe the experience of ten couples who have had a home birth in Western Australia. Using a phenomenological approach, ten parent couples were interviewed and three home-birth videos observed. Of the ten couples, four discussed their first child's home birth. The remaining six couples had three or four children who had been born at home. The...
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Unlicensed assistive personnel in the critical care unit: What is their role? Driven by an economic imperative, the use of unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) has proliferated in the health care system, however, their use in the critical care (CC) environment remains relatively new. An analysis of the first phase of a mixed method study, in which...
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The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the experience of couples who have had a home birth. A phenomenological approach was used to provide an understanding of the human experience of home birth in Western Australia. The research design consisted of a field study, in which 10 parent couples were interviewed and three videos of home b...
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By using questioning and other appropriate teaching strategies, clinical teachers can facilitate the development of critical thinking, decision making and problem solving in students. This study examined clinical teachers' use of questioning and the variations in their use of questioning as a teaching strategy. Although there was a variation in the...
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This paper discusses the importance of disseminating clinical research findings to improve nursing practice and, ultimately, the health of rural Australia. It is argued that nursing in all settings must be practised within the context of changing healthcare trends. Currently, these changes include the restructuring of health services toward a great...
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This case study was designed to examine the self-defined health needs of families in one urban Western Australian community. We conducted 157 family interviews to examine the relationship between family sociodemographic variables and patterns of use of health services, which included services used within the previous 12 months, and what the family...
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The pilot study reported in this paper was devised to develop and compare service delivery models that would achieve the provision of high quality parenteral therapy care to patients in the Gold Coast District Health Service community. All data were collected on 113 patients for a 12-month period, January to December 1996. The study compared the pr...
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Researchers on violence against women have failed to reveal any studies that provide definitive explanations for the violent behaviors of certain males. However, violence against women has been known to occur as a result of unusually potent situational stressors, regardless of the male's propensity toward violence. Some of these situational stresso...
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If nurses are to work effectively with families in contemporary society, their practice activities must be appropriately informed Families exposed to new technologies, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) require care that is sensitive to then: particular experience Infertile couples have been the subject of a substantial body of research, however,...
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This study compared the effects of three alternative methods of breast self-examination (BSE) instruction (booklet, film and group discussion, individual teaching) on nurses' personal BSE practice. A pre-test and follow-up questionnaire were administered to a convenience sample of 166 nurses from Western Australian hospitals. The results demonstrat...
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This article reports on a study of expertise in community health nursing. The objective of the study was to develop a model of expertise derived from identification of the characteristics and factors influencing clinical expertise in community health nurses (CHNs) practicing in district nursing, school health, and child health. Participant observat...
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Tasks required of nurses in community settings were investigated as an initial step in identifying the competencies that comprise the role of community health nurse (CHN). An instrument to assess task performance was devised as a survey mailed to 376 field, outpost, child health, and school health nurses employed by the Western Australia Health Dep...

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