Marguerite Bramble

Marguerite Bramble
Charles Sturt University · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

BN(Hons), BEc, PhD

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January 2016 - present
University of Tasmania
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
November 2013 - December 2015
Griffith University, Nathan, Australia
Position
  • Project Manager
June 2013 - present
University of Tasmania
Position
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer

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Publications (60)
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Aim The aim of this scoping review is to explore the evidence by which community service providers have integrated reablement models of staff training and client assessment into practice. Background The concept of reablement, which has emerged during the last two decades globally, has recently been defined by health experts from 11 countries throu...
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Background: SCARF (Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness and Fairness) is a neuroscience model based on reward and threat that has been used in a number of areas, such as coaching and group facilitation including practice development, performance management and leadership development. Aim: The aim of this article is to understand readiness for t...
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Aim This study aims to provide economic evidence of the cost-effectiveness of employing specialist Parkinson's nurses in a regional community in Australia. Study design This retrospective study utilized hospital service usage data to compare outcomes for people with Parkinson's disease before and after the employment of a specialist Parkinson's nu...
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Introduction The idea of radiographer image interpretation has not been fully explored in Fiji despite the great shortage of radiologists in the country. This is a feasibility study of radiographer image interpretation aimed at assessing the accuracy of radiographers in interpreting adult chest X-ray images at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CW...
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Reablement is described as a person‐centred, goal‐directed intervention with a view to regain, maintain or improve the independence of older clients. Although evidence to support the use of reablement as a multidisciplinary, home‐based intervention for community‐dwelling older adults is increasing, there is limited knowledge about what it means for...
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Background: Residential aged care facilities (RACFs), also known as nursing or aged care homes are infrequently used to deliver experience-based learning to medical students. Methods: This is a realist evaluation of senior medical students’ perspective of a one-week clerkship delivered in RACFs seeking to find what aspects of their clerkship worked...
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In a scenario where a person has limited ability to be independent and lacks the means to travel, other than with the help of others, the desire to go somewhere nevertheless remains. The question, “Where would you like to go?”, centred our thinking when designing a proof of concept, virtual reality (VR) artwork. People with dementia often express t...
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This paper explores the development of cooperative inquiry as a methodology for nursing research. It commences with a historical overview of Action Research and its use in nursing. The applicability of Action Research approaches in higher education are then discussed in the context of creating partnerships between universities, students and the wid...
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This paper synthesises the results of three participatory action research (PAR) studies undertaken to improve the integration of evidence-based practice (EBP) education in three undergraduate health courses at one Australian university: Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, and Bachelor of Physiotherapy. The PAR process with intere...
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As the cohort of students in Australian universities become increasingly diverse, attention to ensuring their success is an emerging issue of social justice in tertiary education. Navigating transitions through the student journey is crucial to their success. Exploring and responding to the needs of a cohort of firstyear students is the focus of th...
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As the cohort of students in Australian universities become increasingly diverse, attention to ensuring their success is an emerging issue of social justice in tertiary education. Navigating transitions through the student journey is crucial to their success. Exploring and responding to the needs of a cohort of first-year students is the focus of t...
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This Participatory Action Research (PAR) project aimed to engage students from an accelerated 'fast track' nursing program in a mentoring collaboration, using an interdisciplinary partnership intervention with a group of academics. Student participants represented the disciplines of nursing and paramedicine with a high proportion of culturally and...
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Background and objectives: Recent years have seen social robotic pets introduced as a means of treating behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, and many show promising potential. In this study, we sought to explore family members' perceptions of the Japanese-developed baby harp seal, Paro (version 9), and a look-alike, nonrobotic Plush...
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Objective: To explore staff knowledge of delirium by eliciting meaning through descriptions of their experiences within a residential aged care facility (RACF). Methods: Six staff from one RACF in Australia participated in this qualitative study. Semi-structured individual interviews were conducted and analysed using Colaizzi's analytical framew...
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Objectives: Social robots such as Paro, a therapeutic companion robot, have recently been introduced into dementia care as a means to reduce behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. The purpose of this study was to explore care staff perceptions of Paro and a look-alike non-robotic animal, including benefits and limitations in dementia...
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As the population ages, risk factors commonly shared by chronic degenerative disease can be exacerbated by behaviours and lifestyle choices. There is increasing evidence that those affected by chronic disease (and associated symptoms such as pain), depression and adverse behavioural and lifestyle patterns are at risk of substance misuse. This paper...
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Background: The UTAS Rozelle campus offers 'fast-track' Nursing and Paramedicine courses. During its six years of operation, students and academics have experienced a sense of isolation from the main campuses in Tasmania, which may impact student and academic well-being. Additionally, the cohort has a high proportion of culturally and linguisticall...
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The development of companion animal robots is of growing interest. These robots have recently been marketed to older adults with dementia as a means of encouraging social engagement and reducing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. This paper outlines the results of a pilot study that sought to assess the feasibility and effect of us...
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Aim: To explore the role and needs of the family carer across different acute care contexts and their level of involvement in the care of their relative with dementia in this setting. Method: A pragmatic, exploratory-descriptive qualitative approach. A convenience sample of 30 family carers across three sites completed semi-structured interviews...
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This paper reports on the design of a program that aims to prototype teaching aged care facilities in Australia. Beginning in two Tasmanian residential aged care facilities, the intent of the program is to support large-scale inter-professional student clinical placements, positively influence students' attitudes toward working in aged care and dri...
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p> Introduction This paper presents an evaluation of the pilot aged care clinical placement undertaken by undergraduate paramedic students in the university-based Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre’s Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program . The objective is to examine the learning experiences of students taking part in the first parame...
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Family caregiving for people with younger onset dementia affects everyone in the family unit. This article presents findings of a qualitative systematic review exploring the experiences of family caregivers of persons with younger onset dementia. A systematic search resulted in the inclusion of five relevant articles, and two groups within the fami...
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The study aimed to identify the potential for aged care placements to deliver benefits for second year nursing students when conducted within a supportive framework with debriefing and critical reflection opportunities. Given the ageing population and complex care needs of aged care facility residents, exacerbated by the high prevalence of dementia...
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Introduction This paper presents an evaluation of the pilot aged care clinical placement undertaken by undergraduate paramedic students in the university-based Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre's Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program. The objective is to examine the learning experiences of students taking part in the first paramedic st...
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The residential aged care sector is reportedly a less attractive career choice for nursing students than other sectors. Research shows that students are often fearful of working with residents with dementia when they are inadequately supported on clinical placements by aged care staff. Thirty first-year nursing students attended a 2-week placement...
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This study sought to explore the effect of the family involvement in care (FIC) intervention on family and staff well-being over a nine-month period in a long-term care (LTC) facility providing dementia care. A quasi-experimental design with randomised allocation of two LTC sites but not the participants was employed. Family caregivers (n = 57) of...
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The Faculty of Health Science at the University of Tasmania has recently developed and implemented an interdisciplinary undergraduate online unit, which is available for second year students. The aim of the unit is to foster student understanding of ageing, aged care policy and service provision in Australia. The initiative is in response to Govern...
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To outline the experiences of family caregivers in Brisbane, Australia who have placed a relative with dementia into long-term care. Whilst the aged care literature in Australia highlights the rising numbers of people with dementia admitted to long-term care, empirical research exploring family and staff relationships and their influence on quality...

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Action Research project, working with a group of first year students to enhance the experience of first years on the Rozelle Campus, as they transition into higher education.