Marie Hutchinson

Marie Hutchinson
Southern Cross University · School of Health and Human Sciences

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Aim The aim was to discover longitudinal trajectories and patterns of events preceding adolescent‐to‐mother family violence in a geographic locale in Australia. Design This was a retrospective case series. Methods Routinely collected administrative data were sourced and linked from police and health service electronic records for adolescents born...
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Current knowledge about the characteristics of adolescents involved in recidivist adolescent to parent violence offending remains limited. This study employed more than 50,000 linked administrative police (from birth) and health (from age five) data events to examine predictors of adolescent to parent violence recidivism in a geographically-distinc...
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Anonymous student evaluation of teaching (SET) is a universal practice in higher education. We conducted a mixed-methods approach to investigate the nature and impact of anonymous SET commentary in the Australian higher education sector. Respondents shared a range of detailed SET exemplars, which revealed the extent of hurtful, defamatory and abusi...
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Background Head and neck cancer (HNC) patients experience considerable pain. Living outside a major urban area is associated with disparities in outcomes among cancer patients. Aim To examine factors influencing head and neck cancer patients' pain management adherence at a regional HNC multidisciplinary clinic. Methods Retrospective analysis of d...
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Within higher education student evaluations of teaching (SET) are used to inform evaluations of performance of courses and teachers. An anonymous online survey was constructed and implemented using Qualtrics. This study was situated within a more extensive study investigating the impact of narrative SET comments on teaching quality and the health a...
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Aim To describe and synthesize evidence for champions of domestic violence practice improvement in healthcare and highlight implications for leadership and nurse management. Background Globally, healthcare leaders have been tasked with improving service responses to domestic violence. Evidencing the role of champions, and how managers may harness...
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Aims To, firstly, explore student and academic nurse perceptions of classroom content about the assessment and identification of pressure injuries across skin tone diversity and, secondly, to describe the impact of classroom content on student nurse understanding of pressure injury in people with dark skin tones. Design Qualitative case study empl...
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The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) requires a skilled workforce capable of assessing the diverse needs of service participants and providing tailored services accordingly. There is currently limited evidence regarding workforce capabilities to inform training and curriculum design, particularly from the perspectives of carer...
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Australia’s higher education workforce has literally been decimated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mass forced redundancies and non-renewal of casual contracts were highly stressful. And now some disciplines and academics who committed their lives to teaching feel publicly invalidated as unnecessary in the reconstruction of the sector to produce wha...
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Objective Review and synthesise Australian and New Zealand research on correlates and predictors of child to parent violence. Method Ten electronic databases were searched for relevant empirical studies. An integrative review methodology was adopted, with the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool used to assess methodological quality. Results Twenty-one rel...
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Occupational stress has increased in higher education academic staff over several decades, and this has been particularly acute in Australia and New Zealand. This scoping review sought to understand the causes and impacts of occupational stress among Australian and New Zealand academics. Eight EBSCO databases were searched for key terms: academic a...
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Aim: This study aimed to explore the experiences of individuals discussing sexual well-being with healthcare professions within the context of their cardiac illness to determine their sexual health information needs. Background: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and known to have a detrimental impac...
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Aims and objectives To identify common themes about care failures in residential aged care as described from the perspectives of older people and their families in transcripts from hearings and submission to the Australian Royal Commission. These failures are explored through the lens of moral disengagement. Background Previous inquiries into care...
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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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Mothers are consistently reported as a victim of violence or abuse from a child at higher rates than fathers. Despite this, the safety implications and impact this violence has on mothers continue to be obscured within research and policy frameworks, due to a generic focus being placed on “parents” as victims. This review employed a mixed-methods i...
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Introduction Trauma‐informed care (TIC) is an approach that mental health inpatient units are increasingly adopting, with mental health nurses (MHNs) being the largest occupational group working this area. Aim To critically examine the literature on TIC in mental health inpatient units from a MHN perspective. Methods Primary studies examining...
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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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While it is known that informal carers provide the majority of caregiving in Australia, there remains limited understanding of the challenges that regional carers face in their caring role and the impact of the caregiving role on carer well‐being. Objective The aim of this study was to better understand the health status of caregivers as the perso...
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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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Objective This review aims to identify and evaluate existing knowledge on speaking up within the context of medical hierarchy while witnessing medical error (ME). Specifically, this review explores evidence to answer the question: Within the medical hierarchy, what are the mechanisms influencing speaking up behaviours in the presence of witnessed M...
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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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Nurses remain at the forefront of direct patient care due to the nature of their role; they are in a position to provide assessment, response and referral of individuals in healthcare settings with problematic alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. We aim to determine the AOD knowledge of nurses in a regional health district in Australia and the awarene...
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The environments in which nursing work is undertaken can be highly stressful and complex with resultant harmful outcomes for the health of both nurses and patients reported. Undergraduate nursing students are particularly challenged when on clinical placement through having only partially developed work capabilities, with wide claims that these nur...
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Background: Undergraduate preparation is important in ensuring health care professionals are prepared to identify and respond to intimate partner violence (IPV). Previous studies confirm this education is highly variable and IPV-related content remains marginalised in undergraduate nursing, midwifery and paramedicine curricula. Aim: To investiga...
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Health care professionals are frequently one of the first points of contact in episodes of intimate partner violence (IPV). This paper presents qualitative data from a larger research project on IPV-related content in undergraduate curriculum for Australian health care professionals. IPV is a serious public health issue with findings from this pape...
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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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The 2011 Productivity Commission report, Caring for Older Australians, observed that as the number of older Australians rises and the demand for aged care services increases, there will be a commensurate increase in demand for a well-trained aged care workforce. One of the significant issues impacting upon the ability of the aged services sector to...
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Background: Over the past two decades, there has been considerable research into workplace bullying. One area that remains poorly developed is a tool with the capacity to accurately differentiate between exposed and unexposed employees. Aim: To determine optimal cut-off scores for the Workplace Bullying Inventory (WBI) that accurately classify c...
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Aims and objectives: To explore clinical nurses' experiences of utilising emotional intelligence capabilities during clinical reasoning and decision making. Background: There has been little research exploring whether, or how, nurses employ emotional intelligence (EI) in clinical reasoning and decision making. Design: Qualitative phase of a la...
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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...
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Aim: In this paper we aimed to explore the literature to ascertain what research evidence exists in relation to the identification of pressure injuries (PIs) in people with dark skin tones (DSTs). Background: PI development has been widely researched and documented; however, much of this work does not address ethnicity or race, and assumes Cauca...
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Background Domestic violence (DV) is an international public health issue associated with adverse health outcomes for adults and children. There have been widespread calls to increase nurses' capacity to respond to DV and improve undergraduate nursing education in this area. However, there are few valid, reliable and contemporary measures of nursin...
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Trauma-informed care (TIC) is increasingly recognized as an approach to improving consumers' experience of, and outcomes from, mental health services. Deriving consensus on the definition, successful approaches, and consumer experiences of TIC is yet to be attained. In the present study, we sought to clarify the challenges experienced by mental hea...
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The purpose of this article is to consider adult men's retrospective constructions of mothering and growing up in father-absent households. An exploratory qualitative design using semi-structured interviews was utilised and interviews were conducted with 21 adult men. Collected data were transcribed verbatim and subject to thematic analysis. Findin...
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Background: Domestic violence (DV) has significant health impacts for victims and their families. Despite evidence that routine screening increases the identification of DV and opportunities for support; routine screening is uncommon in Australian emergency departments (EDs). This study explored ED clinicians' level of support for DV screening; cu...
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In Australia and internationally, Peer Workers are increasingly being incorporated into the mental health workforce. Underpinning this trend is the conviction that the inclusion of workers with lived experience in overcoming mental health challenges is central to transforming service delivery. Given there are few identified Australian studies into...
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Police have historically been responsible for transporting people during a mental health crisis in Australia. A major change to the New South Wales (NSW) Mental Health Act (MHA) in 2007 expanded the range of coercive transportation agencies to include NSW Ambulance (paramedics) and NSW Health (mental health nurses). Anecdotal reports, however, desc...
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Purpose Child and family health (CAFH) services in Australia initially provide at least one nurse-home-visit following the birth of a child. Planning and referral then commences for the on-going provision of appropriate services to families. Unfortunately, services in rural and regional communities in Australia can be fragmented and poorly resource...
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Aims and objectives To gain a comprehensive understanding of undergraduate nursing student attitudes and views towards domestic violence, and employ the findings to inform undergraduate curriculum development. Background Nurses have an important role in identifying people who are victims of domestic violence through screening and facilitating thei...
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Aim: To investigate the current public understanding and perceptions of nursing. Background: In recent years, attention to large scale health-care failures has focused considerable concern upon nursing standards. To avoid short-term solutions, and the temptation to see individual failures as representative of the wider profession, it is importan...
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In this article, we clarify and describe the nature of nursing expertise and provide a framework to guide its identification and further development. To have utility and rigour, concept-driven research and theories of practice require underlying concepts that are robust, valid and reliable. Advancing understanding of a concept requires careful atte...
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In recent decades there has been no shortage of attention to the hazards and risks of healthcare. The sustained attention to prevent, or at least minimize, harm to patients has seen an international drive for 'cultures of safety' and 'harm-free care'. These approaches place emphasis on reducing harm, rather than individual blame and disciplinary me...
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Aims: To analyse influential policies that inform practice related to pressure injury management in Australia, England, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Scotland and the United States of America. Background: Pressure injuries are associated with significant harm to patients, and carry economic consequences for the health sector. Internationally, preventi...
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Public sector organizations have been shown to have high levels of workplace bullying, despite widespread adoption of zero-tolerance policy. Given the level of harm that stems from bullying, it has been suggested that it might be one of the most serious problems facing modern organizations. The qualitative findings from a large cross sectional stud...
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Background: Teamwork is a ‘soft skill’ employability competence desired by employers. Poor teamwork skills in healthcare have an impact on adverse outcomes. Teamwork skills are rarely the focus of teaching and assessment in undergraduate courses. The TeamUP Rubric is a tool used to teach and evaluate undergraduate students’ team- work skills. Stude...
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Intelligent, robust and courageous nursing leadership is essential in all areas of nursing, including mental health. However, in the nursing leadership literature, the theoretical discourse regarding how leaders recognise the need for action and make the choice to act with moral purpose is currently limited. Little has been written about the cognit...
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Background: Teamwork is a 'soft skill' employability competence desired by employers. Poor teamwork skills in healthcare have an impact on adverse outcomes. Teamwork skills are rarely the focus of teaching and assessment in undergraduate courses. The TeamUP Rubric is a tool used to teach and evaluate undergraduate students' teamwork skills. Studen...
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Intelligent, robust and courageous nursing leadership is essential in all areas of nursing, including mental health. However, in the nursing leadership literature, the theoretical discourse regarding how leaders recognise the need for action and make the choice to act with moral purpose is currently limited. Little has been written about the cognit...
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Perioperative nurses in the OR may experience more extensive and sustained exposure to surgical plumes than other surgical personnel. Compared with laser plumes, less policy attention has been given to mitigating the risks associated with exposure to diathermy plumes. Diathermy can produce ultrafine particles and volatile chemical and biological su...
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Aim: To reflect on the potential of blogs to enhance engagement with research, create a dialogue between researchers and nurses, and provide feedback to researchers. Background: Blogs can create opportunities to share ideas, provide an arena for interaction, and rapidly and effectively initiate dialogue and feedback on research. Data sources:...
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In many areas of the developed world, contemporary hospital care is confronted by workforce challenges, changing consumer expectations and demands, fiscal constraints, increasing demands for access to care, a mandate to improve patient centered care, and issues concerned with levels of quality and safety of health care. Effective governance is cruc...
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Unlabelled: Abstract Aim: To summarise and critique the research literature about whistleblowing and nurses. Background: Whistleblowing is identified as a crucial issue in maintenance of healthcare standards and nurses are frequently involved in whistleblowing events. Despite the importance of this issue, to our knowledge an evaluation of this b...
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Health-care and public sector institutions are high-risk settings for workplace bullying. Despite growing acknowledgement of the scale and consequence of this pervasive problem, there has been little critical examination of the institutional power dynamics that enable bullying. In the aftermath of large-scale failures in care standards in public se...
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Background Clinical placement is an essential part of nursing education, and students’ experiences on clinical placement can affect the quality of their learning. Understanding nursing students’ positive and negative perceptions of clinical placement experience is therefore important. Objectives To describe nursing students’ satisfaction with thei...
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Over recent decades, there has been considerable research and debate about essential features of advanced nursing practice and differences among various categories of advanced practice nurses. This study aimed to derive an integrative description of the defining characteristics of advanced practice nursing through a meta-summary of the existing lit...
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Although there is a sizeable body of evidence regarding the nature of hostile behaviours among clinicians in the nursing workplace, what is less clear is the nature of the relationship between these behaviours and patient care. To inform the development of appropriate intervention strategies we examine the level of evidence detailing the relationsh...
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Despite recognition of the potential hazards of surgical smoke in the operating room and the adoption of costly extraction devices, little attention has been given to a systematic review of available evidence to inform risk management strategies. Therefore, a comprehensive search of the surgical smoke literature over a 20-year period (1981 to 2011)...
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Despite recognition of the potential hazards of surgical smoke in the operating room and the adoption of costly extraction devices, little attention has been given to a systematic review of available evidence to inform risk management strategies. Therefore, a comprehensive search of the surgical smoke literature over a 20-year period (1981 to 2011)...
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Abstract Nurse leadership capability that is constructed, nurtured and supported from pre-registration level into the mature career stages intuitively appears to offer benefit for all health stakeholders. Literature suggests such effective nurse leadership impacts positively on not only the quality of clinical care, but also the working environment...
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To report observational data collected as part of a multi-phased study examining violence in the health sector. The findings presented detail the nature of verbal abuse experienced by nurses during their everyday interactions with patient, their families, or companions. Nurses have unacceptably high levels of exposure to violence, which commonly in...
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In recent years the media in the United Kingdom has engaged in intense debate on standards of nursing care in the National Health Service (NHS). Much of the public engagement with this debate has been carried out through social media, including blogs and micro blogs. In this manuscript we analyse a single episode of public commentary appearing on a...
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HUTCHINSON M and JACKSON D. Nursing Inquiry 2012 [Epub ahead of print] Transformational leadership in nursing: towards a more critical interpretation Effective nurse leadership is positioned as an essential factor in achieving optimal patient outcomes and workplace enhancement. Over the last two decades, writing and research on nursing leadership h...
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hutchinson m. (2012) Journal of Nursing Management Bullying as workgroup manipulation: a model for understanding patterns of victimization and contagion within the workgroup Aim The aim of the present synthesis was to review the literature on bullying in the nursing workplace and develop an explanatory model for patterns of victimization and contag...
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Autism is not generally well understood by the community in the West or in Asia. A diagnosis of autism is distressing for all families. When families receive the diagnosis they are often not able to fully appreciate what it means or process the information given to them. Booklets exist in English that contain relevant autism related information but...
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Aim This study aimed to explore the potential for emotionally intelligent leadership as a way to mitigate bullying behaviour within nursing workplace environments. Background As the body of evidence about bullying continues to grow there is an increasing need for researchers to direct their attention to developing theoretical frameworks that explai...
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The worldwide academic workforce is ageing. At the same time, health and human services workforces are expanding. The preparation of educators to fill gaps in expertise and to position the health sciences for future growth is an urgent need. The findings from a recent action learning project that aimed to enhance the professional growth and develop...
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Aim To illuminate ways that avoidant leadership can be enacted in contemporary clinical settings. Background Avoidance is identified in relation to laissez-faire leadership and passive avoidant leadership. However, the nature and characteristics of avoidance and how it can be enacted in a clinical environment are not detailed. Methods This paper ap...
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Nurse Practitioner education in Australia currently requires a post graduate qualification at masters level for endorsement by national registration bodies and entry into practice. This paper reviews the evidence and debate in America that saw the education of Nurse Practitioners advance to the doctoral level in 2004. Consideration will then be giv...
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The aim of this paper is to reveal the experiences and meaning of confidentiality for Australian nurses in the context of whistle blowing. Despite the ethical, legal and moral importance of confidentiality within the health-care context, little work has addressed the implications of confidentially related to whistle-blowing events. The study used q...
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JACKSON D, HUTCHINSON M, EVERETT B, MANNIX J, PETERS K, WEAVER R and SALAMONSON Y. Nursing Inquiry 2011; 18: 102–110 Struggling for legitimacy: nursing students’ stories of organisational aggression, resilience and resistance There is a considerable body of literature scrutinising and theorising negative and hostile behaviour such as violence and i...
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To highlight and illuminate the emotional sequelae of whistleblowing from whistleblowers and subjects of whistleblowing complaints. Whistleblowing has the potential to have a negative impact on individuals' physical and emotional well-being. However, few empirical studies have been conducted using qualitative methods to provide an in-depth explorat...
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Nursing traditionally has split the career paths of practice, teaching and research. This has limited utility in a healthcare world that is rapidly changing in terms of clinical practice and institutional structures. Academics to be relevant need to remain professionally engaged. Faculty practice is one way for Emergency Department Nurse Practition...
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This study sought to explore the nature of bullying in the Australian nursing workplace. While there is widespread concern about the extent and consequences of bullying among nurses, to date, there have been no published reports cataloguing the types of behaviours that constitute bullying. Reported here are findings from the first stage of a three-...