Debra Jackson

Debra Jackson
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust | OUH NHS · Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health (OxINMAHR)

RN PhD

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Introduction
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March 2011 - January 2015
University of Technology Sydney
Position
  • Professor of Nursing

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Publications (580)
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Background Antibiotics savelives and have been effectively and reliably used for decades to treat infections and improve health outcomes. This trust in antibiotics has contributed to over prescribing and the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Significant amounts of antibiotics are still widely prescribed and taken, especially in young children....
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Background: Overuse of antibiotics and inappropriate prescribing has resulted in rapid development of antimicrobial resistance. Most antibiotics in the United Kingdom (71.4%) are prescribed in primary care by general practitioners, with about half prescribed for viral rather than bacterial illnesses. Aims: To explore antibiotic prescribing and f...
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Background To improve flow and care in waiting rooms, some emergency departments introduced a specific nursing role to care for this patient cohort with the aim of commencing interventions early, improving patient safety by reassessing and enhancing communication. The objective of the research was to explore to what extent does qualitative intervie...
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Aim: This study aimed to understand the lived experience of rural mothers caring for a child with a chronic health condition and to understand their perspectives on the support, services and resources they identify as necessary to effectively manage caregiving. Background: Maternal caregivers in rural areas experience difficulty accessing specia...
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Aim: To better understand the views and experiences of experienced doctoral supervisors in nursing when providing feedback and critique to nursing doctoral students. Background: Feedback refers to information from a provider, intended to inform a receiver about the quality of their work in order for them to be able to see where improvements migh...
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Evidence indicates that people in rural settings may experience difficulties in accessing health services, mainly specialist services. Caring for a child with a chronic health condition in a rural environment can present these mothers' challenges. This article reports one of four finding themes from a more extensive qualitative study on rural mothe...
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Background: Dismantling structural racism challenges nurses to consider the extent to which issues of inclusion, diversity and race are operationalised in day-to-day professional practice. This includes nurse education. To be truly effective, any examination of teaching content in nurse education needs to be investigated through document analysis...
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Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate an Aboriginal‐led diabetes lifestyle program catering to urban Aboriginal people in an Aboriginal organisation. Methods: Mixed‐methods study that employed routinely collected physiological data and audio‐recorded focus group sessions. Physiological data were analysed using a multi‐level model t...
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Female incarceration is rising steeply in Australia and other high-income countries. The majority of incarcerated women are mothers. Their children represent a particularly vulnerable group, often subject to adverse experiences due to their family’s disadvantaged circumstances involving inadequate housing, food insecurity, poverty, poor health, a l...
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Background Increasing the numbers of doctorally prepared nurses is essential to the continuing development of the nursing discipline. However, supervision can be fraught with relationship issues including role blurring, boundary issues, mis-matched expectations and students and supervisors not being fully equipped for doctoral training. Objective...
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Background Indigenous women's voices are largely silent in the literature because of a lack of opportunity to share their experiences and understandings of diabetes in pregnancy (DiP). Aim To synthesise qualitative literature describing the experiences of Indigenous women with DiP. Methods A librarian assisted, systematic search was conducted acr...
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Aims and objectives Given the importance of doctoral training to the future of the discipline, we sought to gain insight into nurse doctoral supervisor’s experiences of supervision training and preparation and their views on what quality training for doctoral supervisors in nursing would look like. Background Doctorally prepared nurses have been f...
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Problem/background Intentional rounding or regular patient checks were introduced in to healthcare settings to enhance patient safety and satisfaction. Patient and staff experiences have been explored in the literature, however the student nurse’ experience of this intervention has not been explored in the context of their learning on clinical plac...
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Research has demonstrated that students who have immersive experiences in Indigenous settings emerge with a greater understanding of their own values and attitudes and increased appreciation for Indigenous Peoples and culture. Up to 80% of Indigenous people in Australia live in urban settings, yet research on nursing students' placements in urban I...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the centrality and importance of fundamental and core nursing skills including everyday skills such as handwashing, infection control measures, patient safety and comfort measures (Alzyood, Jackson, Aveyard & Brooke, 2020; Cruickshank & Shaban, 2020). Since the beginning of the pandemic there have been concerns...
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Objective: To explore health disparity in on-campus undergraduate nurse education through the analysis of teaching and teaching material exploring pressure injuries. Background: As a discipline, nursing espouses ideologies of inclusion, equity and valuing diversity. However, little is known about how these ideologies translate into clinical care...
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Nurses and midwives of Australia now is the time for change! As powerfully placed, Indigenous and non-Indigenous nursing and midwifery professionals, together we can ensure an effective and robust Indigenous curriculum in our nursing and midwifery schools of education. Today, Australia finds itself in a shifting tide of social change, where the voi...
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Worldwide, mothers provide lifelong care for their ill children. Our aim in this paper was to describe the development of post-traumatic growth in an international group of mothers. Interviews with a feminist storytelling approach were conducted with 13 health professionals who were mothers of adult children with schizophrenia. Using thematic analy...
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Mothers often make key decisions regarding their children's health. They hold core beliefs and attitudes towards healthcare providers, relying on healthcare services to provide support, advice and reassurance. It is crucial that health providers form authentic relationships with families with young children, in order to effectively provide healthca...
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In this qualitative narrative study, we critically reflected upon mothering experiences of health professionals with adult children with schizophrenia. Thirteen participants from Australia, Canada, Scotland, and the United States were interviewed. The thematic analysis of the interviews resulted in one overarching theme—mothering in the context of...
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Background Domestic violence (DV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are major healthcare issues, with known detrimental health outcomes. Though evidence confirms that individuals who experience DV are at a greater risk of acquiring STIs, there is paucity in the literature focused on nurses’ knowledge of the relationship between DV and STIs...
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At the Journal of Clinical Nursing, we have a broad mission; that is to advance all spheres of nursing through the generation and dissemination of knowledge encompassing the full range of nursing practice and scholarship. We welcome papers from the full range of methodologies, and seek to encourage critical perspectives that shape the art and scien...
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SARS‐CoV‐2, the virus that causes COVID‐19, is wreaking havoc around the world. This unprecedented pandemic has led to illness, death, and economic destruction. The pandemic has challenged health care systems globally for a range of reasons. In developed economies the focus on non‐communicable diseases rather than infectious diseases have caught us...
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SARS‐CoV‐2, the virus that causes COVID‐19, has likely changed the worldview of healthcare – at least for a generation. The unprecedented impact of COVID‐19 has generated feelings of fear, grief and helplessness for people around the world and for many health professionals these emotions are particularly accentuated. Facing uncertainty, surrounded...
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In many areas of the world, the discipline and profession of nursing has been strengthened through the efforts of strong and effective leaders in education, research and clinical practice. The Seventy‐second World Health Assembly designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife; not only to honour the 200th anniversary of the...
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Aims and objectives The aim of the study was to elucidate the experiences of people living with diabetes, residing in an urban diabetogenic area. Background Community‐level social and environmental factors have a role to play in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Socio‐economic deprivation; high obesity rates; high access to fast foods;...
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At the time writing this editorial, COVID‐19 has spread around the world with virtually no region left untouched. The speed of the spread and the alarming death rates have seen many countries and jurisdictions introduce measures to prevent the spread of COVID‐19, and hand washing features very strongly in all of these. Hand washing has received con...
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Background: Regular health screening provides opportunities for early detection and effective treatment of disease. There is underutilisation of health services by migrants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, particularly refugees in Australia. Aim: To explore the beliefs, understandings, and use of health and healthcare screeni...
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In the unparalleled and extraordinary public health emergency in which we find ourselves, across the world nurses stand as we always do – at the front line. Nurses everywhere are staffing our clinics, hospital wards and units – in some situations, literally working until they drop, and in some regions, they are doing so while dealing with a lack of...
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Background: The use of focus groups to collect data has increased in nursing research and provides rich, in-depth understanding of a phenomenon that can inform clinical practice. Guidance has been developed on facilitating focus groups. However, there is little guidance about how to translate, analyse or present focus group data from countries wit...
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Migrants from areas affected by war, especially refugee migrants, are susceptible to mental health issues. In addition to recognising trauma, health professionals, such as mental health nurses, need to be aware of the strength and resilience of refugees and migrants. The capacity to provide trauma‐informed care that is shaped by the recognition of...
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Introduction: This article outlines the processes used to meaningfully and authentically engage Australian Aboriginal communities in Northern New South Wales, Australia, to develop culturally appropriate stroke health resources. Methodology: Participatory action research using the research topic yarning framework is a collaborative, culturally safe...
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Aims and objectives: To explore the nature of knowledge exchange on a multi-disciplinary Australasian intensive care virtual community of practice, 'ICUConnect'. Background: Current organisational structures and cultures constrain the social networks of healthcare professionals, limiting access to contemporary best practice knowledge. While virt...
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The importance of primary health care PHC is receiving increasing attention. The demand for skilled workers is due to an increased emphasis on community-based care but until recent times pre-registration preparation for nurses, including clinical placements, have focussed on acute care specialties. Aim To systematically review, measure and describ...
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Background: Memory, as a concept, is rarely discussed or described in qualitative research. However, memories are central to the stories people tell about their experiences of health and illness, which are often the focus of nursing enquiry. Memories also have the potential to be sensitive or traumatic. Aim: To consider the implications of memor...
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Objective To determine if meaningful patient characteristics pertaining to pressure ulcers (PU) can be derived from routinely collected community health data. Methods A retrospective cohort analysis of records was carried out. To provide a detailed dataset on PU for the community of interest, demographic, general medical and PU data were extracted...
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Background: Nursing research is dedicated to improving care, but research into end of life care can be challenging because of a possible reluctance by researchers to invite bereaved people to take part in studies. Aim: To use a focused mapping approach to explore the recruitment to studies of grieving and bereaved people. Discussion: There is...
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Purpose: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities need to participate in the development of health education material to gain connection with and ownership of the health education materials. This literature review extracted and synthesized available evidence to answer the question: what processes are used to develop health education resour...
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Aims To establish current knowledge about the efficacy and acceptance of intentional rounding in current practice, from the perspective of nurses, patients, patient satisfaction and safety indicators. Background Intentional rounding is a formal means of nursing staff checking care needs of patients in hospital settings on a regular basis. Design...
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Aims and objectives: This study sought to assess the effect of a community-based intervention influencing adherence status at baseline, 1, 3 and 6 months, and to evaluate the impact that a community-based intervention and socio-economic factors have on adherence. Background: Although high-quality treatment and modern hypertension clinical practi...
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Background The experiences of nurses participating in ethnographic fieldwork have been well documented, but often feature short-term, intermittent periods in the field of less than a day. Aim To provide an overview of methodological issues related to collecting data while undertaking a focused ethnography of nurses volunteering with a humanitarian...
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BACKGROUND Clinical practice variation that result in poor patient outcomes remains a pressing problem for healthcare organizations. Some evidence suggests that a key factor may be ineffective internal and professional networks that limit knowledge exchange between healthcare professionals. Virtual communities (VC) have the potential to overcome pr...
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Background Clinical practice variation that results in poor patient outcomes remains a pressing problem for health care organizations. Some evidence suggests that a key factor may be ineffective internal and professional networks that limit knowledge exchange among health care professionals. Virtual communities have the potential to overcome profes...
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The present study, drawn from a larger mixed‐methods case study, provides insights into the health literacy of community‐based patients with pressure injuries, and their carers, and critically analyzes the patient information resources available; crucial because health literacy is associated with patient care and outcomes for patients. Two datasets...
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As nurses, we are at the frontline of health care delivery in all settings; this means we will most likely witness or be involved in clinical practice error due to misidentification at some stage over our careers (Hwang & Park 2017). It's quite possible that during our nursing career we will administer the wrong medication to the wrong patient. It...
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Background: Case studies are widely used in the social sciences to explore complex phenomena in natural settings. Applying boundaries is vital to ensure cases are easily identifiable and similar enough to be treated as instances of the same phenomenon. Aim: To discuss using local communities to establish geographical boundaries in case studies....
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Background Patients attend the emergency department (ED) for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately some of these patients will not survive. Little is known about how staff and particularly carers experience being with a dying patient in this setting (Bailey, Murphy & Porock, 2011; Chan, 2011; Decker, Lee & Morphet, 2015). The aim of this review was t...
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Background: In response to increasing waiting times, adverse patient outcomes and patient dissatisfaction, some emergency departments introduced a Waiting Room Nurse role. Despite implementation into routine practice, there remains limited formal evaluation of the role. Aim: To explore the implementation of a Waiting Room Nurse role in Australia...
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Purpose: Globally, numbers of people aged 85 years and over are increasing. Many older people, including those 85 years and over, are ageing in rural areas. For successful ageing in place, physical and social environments must be appropriate. The aim of this study is to understand the influence the physical and social environments have on enabling...
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Aim: To describe undergraduate nursing students’ situational awareness and understanding of effective liaison and collaboration within the nursing team during interrupted medication administration. Background: Medication errors related to interruptions are a major problem in health care, impacting on patient morbidity and mortality and increasing t...
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Background Individuals who have lived with childhood parental mental illness are at increased risk of developing mental health concerns. Yet there is limited knowledge about how a person’s childhood experiences of parental mental illness may influence their subsequent parenting roles. Methods This narrative study generated parenting narratives of a...
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Healthcare is being radically disrupted, largely driven by digital technology-electronic medical records, augmented reality for patient education (Ferguson, Davidson, Scott, Jackson, & Hickman, 2015), robotics in surgery, text messages to reduce cardiovascular disease risk, smartwatches and smartphone devices for heart rhythm monitoring, and a plet...
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Aim: The aim of this integrative literature review was to explore the quality of the dying and death experience in the Emergency Department from the perspective of staff and carers. Background: Death in the Emergency Department is common. Understanding the quality of the death and dying experience of patients and their family members is crucial...
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Family dynamics and parenting styles are influential on children's wellbeing [Walsh, F. (2016). Strengthening family resilience (3rd ed.). New York: Guilford Press]. Additionally, childhood experiences and how an individual experienced being parented can impact on how individuals as mothers and fathers choose to parent their own children [Herland,...
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Background: Patient safety is a core principle of health professional practice and as such requires significant attention within undergraduate curricula. However, patient safety practice is complex requiring a broad range of skills and behaviours including the application of sound clinical knowledge within a range of health care contexts and cultu...
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Aim: The aim of this review is to explore the experience of a readmission to hospital from the perspective of older adults. Methods: A systematic review with an interpretative approach was conducted. CINAHL, Embase, and Medline were consulted. The search took place during October 2016. Results: 6 studies with data collection between 2004 and 2...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to assess student nurses' knowledge of and attitudes towards pressure injury prevention evidence-based guidelines. Background: Pressure injuries are a substantial problem in many healthcare settings causing major harm to patients, and generating major economic costs for health service providers. Nurses have a cruci...
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Background: The nursing profession has a significant evidence to practice gap in an increasingly complex and dynamic health care environment. Objective(s): To evaluate effectiveness of teaching and learning strategies related to a capstone project within a Masters of Nursing program that encourage the development of evidence based practice capab...
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This review aimed to synthesize the evidence on the likelihood of harm and mortality on medical and surgical inpatient wards for people with severe mental illness (SMI). From 937 results identified through database searching, and a further 10 papers identified through citation searching and hand searching, 11 papers met the criteria for inclusion i...
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his review aimed to synthesize the evidence on the likelihood of harm and mortality on medical and surgical inpatient wards for people with severe mental illness (SMI). From 937 results identified through database searching, and a further 10 papers identified through citation searching and hand searching, 11 papers met the criteria for inclusion in...
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Children who have lived with parental mental illness experience long-standing reduced health and social outcomes, alongside ongoing personal distress. While there has been some dialogue regarding interventions to support children who are living with parental mental illness, there remains a paucity of knowledge regarding adult children's experiences...
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Learning to parent sensitively and safely can be challenging for adults with childhood abuse and neglect experiences. Such childhood experiences are prevalent among incarcerated parents whose ability to parent their own children is also limited by separation from them. Several prisons have developed programs to foster pro-social parenting skills am...
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Aims: Examine the growth and diffusion of research on the concept of nurse rounding and provide definitional clarity on forms of nurse rounding. Methods: Bibliometric and content analysis of primary research on nurse rounding were used to map development of the field. Manuscripts were identified from a keyword search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Psyc...