Deborah Hatcher

Deborah Hatcher
Western Sydney University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Background Older people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds are increasingly admitted to hospital for acute care reasons, such as surgical procedures. However, there is limited evidence on the perioperative (surgical) experiences and needs of ethnically diverse older adults. Aim To synthesise evidence about the perioperat...
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Background: Appropriate and timely administration of intravenous fluids to patients with sepsis-induced hypotension is one of the mainstays of sepsis management in the emergency department (ED), however, fluid resuscitation remains an ongoing challenge in ED. Our study has been undertaken with two specific aims: firstly, for patients with sepsis,...
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Background: Early intravenous fluids for patients with sepsis presenting with hypoperfusion or shock in the emergency department remains one of the key recommendations of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines to reduce mortality. However, compliance with the recommendation remains poor. While several interventions have been implemented to impro...
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Objective This study aimed to identify the core content and design issues in developing an online training course in the effective use of music for people with dementia. Methods A co-design approach was taken in which focus groups were conducted with aged care staff and family caregivers (n = 17; 76.5% female). A general inductive approach was tak...
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Objective To investigate the association between timing and volume of intravenous fluids administered to ED patients with suspected infection and all-cause in-hospital mortality. Methods Retrospective cohort study of ED presentations at four metropolitan hospitals in Sydney, Australia, between October 2018 and May 2019. Patients over 16 years of a...
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Introduction: Residential aged care facilities face the immense challenge of adapting to the increasingly high needs of their residents, while delivering personalised, holistic care. There is considerable evidence that music can provide an affordable, accessible way to reduce changes in behaviour associated with dementia, in order to meet these st...
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Background Agitation in older people is commonly associated with cognitive decline, complex medical diagnoses and polypharmacy. Impaired communication and comprehension within a dementia trajectory adds complexity to assessment and management. Despite high prevalence, agitated behaviours remain challenging to manage in residential aged care setting...
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Background Severe sepsis can lead to organ failure and death if immediate treatment, such as intravenous fluids and antibiotics, are not commenced within the first hour. Time - critical initiation of intravenous fluids which in other words is early goal directed fluid resuscitation has not always been given its clinical priority. This qualitative s...
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Background: Husserl's descriptive phenomenology is a popular methodology in health research as it provides a way to understand people's experiences. Positioned in Husserl's phenomenology, Colaizzi's approach offers a way to analyse data and develop trustworthy findings. However, it can pose methodological and practical challenges. Aim: To presen...
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Purpose: Government strategies are putting increasing emphasis on sustaining the capacity of older persons to continue living independently in their own homes to ease strain on aged care services. The aim of this study was to understand the experiences and strategies that older people utilize to remain living at home from their own perspective. Met...
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Objectives: Continuing to live at home is arguably one of the most important challenges older persons face as they age. The aim of this study was to clarify how older adults conceptualise home through age-related lifestyle changes. Methods: Principles from grounded theory were used to examine the perspectives of 21 older adults obtained from thr...
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Background Strategic collaborative networks between care staff and researchers can be a powerful means of improving the provision of safe and quality care. Aged care staff hold vital information on research practicality and ease of implementation in the clinical setting. Aged care staff are best positioned to advise on a study’s feasibility in the...
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Background This study was developed to assist academics and curriculum designers to understand the perspectives and expectations of students when designing a program of study and inclusive of students as partners. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN...
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Background: A lack of specialised knowledge about providing healthcare to older people decreases their health outcomes and quality of life. This paper presents an innovative learning strategy for pre-registration nursing students to raise awareness of person centred care of the older adult. Method: This report is based on our own experience and in...
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Objective: Lavender and Lemon Balm essential oils are popular in the management of older person agitation due to their ease of application, minimal side effects and low interaction with concurrent medications. This study addressed limitations in the literature to evaluate and compare effectiveness of Lavender and Lemon Balm essential oils on the ag...
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This integrative review explores current published literature examining grief experiences of nurses who work in hospital settings after the death of a patient in their care and the factors that may impact nurses experiencing grief within the workplace. Background Healthcare workers such as nurses are required to be competent, skilled and resilient...
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Background: Nurses have a pivotal role in changing the focus of the health system toward a primary health care approach, yet little is known about the effectiveness of nursing students' educational preparation for this role. Objectives: The aim of the study was to investigate undergraduate Australian nursing students' knowledge of and attitudes...
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Background: Regional and remote areas are often disadvantaged in terms of access to palliative care services. The impact of reduced access to services on people living in regional or remote areas of Australia is poorly understood. Objective: Identify and examine current literature relating to the palliative care experiences of adults living in regi...
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We aim to systematically review studies that identify factors influencing cancer treatment decision-making among indigenous peoples. Following the outline suggested by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, a rigorous systematic review and meta-synthesis were conducted of factors that influence cancer treatment decis...
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Abstract At least three decades after primary health care (PHC) took nursing by storm it is time to re-examine the philosophical shift to a PHC framework in pre-registration nursing curricula and overview factors which may hinder or promote full integration of PHC as a course philosophy and a contemporary approach to professional practice. Whilst n...
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Abstract At least three decades after primary health care (PHC) took nursing by storm it is time to reexamine thephilosophical shift to a PHC framework in pre-registration nursing curricula and overview factors which may hinder or promote full integration of PHC as a course philosophy and a contemporary approach to professional practice. Whilst nur...
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The aim of this study was to identify clinical research priorities in aged care from the perspectives of rehabilitation aged care nurses in Hong Kong. The Delphi method was used whereby 33 registered nurses working in an aged care rehabilitation ward identified 28 research questions pertaining to areas in which nurses could take a leadership role:...
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Analysis of data collected in a 1994-95 survey of accredited New South Wales hospitals examined the adoption of key elements of total quality management practice in the public and private sectors. In a number of areas of practice widely considered to be central to a hospital's total quality management efforts, there was no statistically significant...
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A two-phase descriptive study involving a questionnaire survey was undertaken during 1994 and 1995 to evaluate the extent of implementation of total quality management practices in New South Wales hospitals accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. A survey response rate of 72 per cent was attained. Results indicated that most h...
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This study compares the demographic characteristics of 142 nursing students in hospital programs and 365 nursing students in higher education programs in Queensland. Data were collected on a questionnaire distributed to students during lecture times by a contact person in each institution. No significant difference was found in the gender and age o...
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Studies to evaluate the effectiveness of a low-cost changeable message sign motorist-information-diversion system in San Antonio, Texas, are documented. This paper describes the system, its effectiveness, the problems encountered, and recommendations to avoid or overcome the problems.

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