Nyssa Ferguson

Nyssa Ferguson
La Trobe University · Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

PhD Candidate

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Objective: Our primary study aims are to (i) examine positive and negative aspects associated with shift work, and (ii) identify any gender differences that exist in a healthcare workforce. A secondary aim of the study was to identify opportunities for intervention, particularly in males given they have greater exposure to shift work across the pop...
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Nurses are frequently required to engage in shift work given the 24/7 nature of modern healthcare provision. Despite the health and wellbeing costs associated with shift work, little is known about the types of coping strategies employed by nurses. It may be important for nurses to adopt strategies to cope with shift work in order to prevent burnou...
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Background A large proportion of ambulance callouts are for men with mental health and/or alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems, but little is known about their experiences of care. This study aimed to describe men's experiences of ambulance care for mental health and/or AOD problems, and factors that influence their care. Methods Interviews were...
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Background Paramedics are called on frequently to provide care to patients with mental health and/or and alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems, but may have mixed views about how this fits within their role. Aims To explore paramedics’ experience of caring for patients with non-medical emergency-related mental health and/or AOD problems, understan...
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Objective Continuing stigma towards mental health problems means that many individuals—especially men—will first present in crisis, with emergency services often the first point of call. Given this situation, the aims of this paper were to assess paramedics’ ability to recognise, and their attitudes towards, males with clinically defined depression...
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Typically, health policy, practice and research views alcohol and other drug (AOD) ‘problems’ as objective things waiting to be detected, diagnosed and treated. However, this approach to policy development and treatment downplays the role of clinical practices, tools, discourses, and systems in shaping how AOD use is constituted as a ‘problem’. For...
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Alcohol use among middle-aged and older adults (55 years and older) is increasingly becoming a public health concern. Despite this, there is relatively little research on the experiences of alcohol use and related concerns among people aged 55 and older to inform tailored and engaging health promotion activities. To address this gap, we aimed to de...

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