Brenda Hayman

Brenda Hayman
Western Sydney University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

PhD

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Introduction
Interests include; qualitative methods, feminism, women's health, aged care, LGBTIQ issues, nursing, nurse education & leadership.
Additional affiliations
June 2010 - present
Western Sydney University
Position
  • Lecturer
June 2010 - June 2016
Western Sydney University
Position
  • Lecturer

Publications

Publications (16)
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This narrative review of the research literature presents a summary about the key issues facing people with intellectual disability (ID) who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or questioning (LGBTIQ). The aim of this review was to consolidate research of the topic; to identify whether any pilot studies reporting social/sexual...
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Aims and objectives: The purpose of this narrative review is to locate, evaluate and synthesise the evidence presented in contemporary literature, related to the experiences of older lesbian women. Background: Lesbian women have been identified as having unique health needs. In conjunction with the usual challenges associated with ageing, lesbia...
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The aim of this recent Australian study was to explore the experiences of lesbian women choosing motherhood. Participants included 30 self-identifying lesbian mothers. Data were collected via interviews, data collection sheet and online journaling. The interview and journaling data were analysed using constant comparative analysis and subsequently...
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The term other mother is often used to describe the non-biological female parent in de novo lesbian families. A child attempting to differentiate two female parents will use a variety of words to call each of their mothers. While the identity of lesbian mothers is becoming more visible in society, specific language to describe the role and identity...
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Increasingly, lesbian women are choosing to have children in the context of a same-sex relationship, and their journey to conception and on to motherhood involves a range of decisions that are unique to lesbian couples. While creating a de novo family is burdened with decisions, choosing to be parents was a deliberate and conscious decision made by...
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This study aimed to explore the experiences of other mothers in de novo or planned lesbian-led families in Australia to elaborate on one theme: legitimizing our families. Little is known or understood about how lesbians construct mothering within their families. Even less is understood about the experiences of the often marginalized and invisible o...
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Abstract Lesbian mothers share mainstream existence with other mothers by virtue of their motherhood, but remain marginalised by their non-heterosexual identity. This paper will draw on the qualitative findings of a recent Australian study that examined the experiences of lesbian mothers. Using a story-sharing method, data were collected using thre...
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Abstract Lesbian mothers share mainstream existence with other mothers by virtue of their motherhood, but remain marginalised by their non-heterosexual identity. This paper will draw on the qualitative findings of a recent Australian study that examined the experiences of lesbian mothers. Using a story-sharing method, data were collected using thre...
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To explore how reciprocity is achieved through a method of self-disclosure, namely story sharing. Self-disclosure through story sharing promotes trusting relationships between researchers and participants that support the collection of high quality data, particularly when participants are members of a marginalised group and may feel especially vuln...
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To identify the challenges associated with using journaling as a method of data collection and to offer strategies for effectively managing those challenges. While journaling can be used for a variety of reasons, in the context of this paper, journaling refers to the process of participants sharing thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences through...
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Aim The aim of this article is to demonstrate the use of story-sharing as a practical and valuable method of data collection in qualitative research interviews. The benefits and limitations of the method will be evaluated and discussed.
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This paper reports a case study of nursing practice model redesign in a surgical ward at a large metropolitan acute care hospital in Sydney, Australia. Literature suggests that factors such as financial restraints and shortage of nurses necessitate redesign of nursing care. A descriptive case study design was used. The nursing practice model was ch...
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to describe nurses' experiences of the change associated with redesign of the model of nursing practice in an acute care ward in the preparatory and implementation phases. descriptive case study a surgical ward in an acute care hospital in Greater Western Sydney fourteen registered and six enrolled nurses working on the surgical ward volunteered to...

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A qualitative study that aims to explore the experiences of older (50+years) lesbian women in Australia.