Peter Vincent Lucas

Peter Vincent Lucas
University of Tasmania · School of Medicine

BA, M Soc Sci, PhD

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
April 2016 - present
University of Tasmania
Position
  • Lecturer
January 2015 - March 2016
University of Tasmania
Position
  • Research Fellow - Family Violence, Men's Education Project
August 2012 - December 2014
University of Tasmania
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (18)
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Objective This paper analyses aged care clinical placements undertaken by undergraduate paramedic students participating in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre’s ‘Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program’. Student views on positive learning experiences during placement are identified in order to support further development of high quali...
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An examination was conducted of three Tasmanian cohorts of injecting drug users interviewed before the introduction of needle exchanges, during the operation of illegal exchanges and after the introduction of legal exchanges. The drugs reported as used were comparable with reports from Perth and Sydney samples. There are clear downward trends for b...
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Objective: This paper analyses residential-aged care clinical placements undertaken by undergraduate paramedic students participating in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre’s ‘Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program’. Benefits of the placement in facilitating the development of critical interpersonal skills are identified and discussed...
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Introduction Frailty rates are increasing with population ageing. In paramedicine, Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are essential documents that support decision making, yet little evidence exists regarding the support CPGs provide paramedics in the care of frail and older adults. Aim To investigate how CPGs support paramedics’ care of frail an...
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Dementia is increasing in Australia in line with population ageing and is expected to peak by mid-century. The development of common forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, is associated with lifestyle-related risk factors that are prevalent among middle-aged Australians, including obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and dep...
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Dementia is a growing public health problem, which may be under-recognised and poorly managed in regional hospitals. With projections of increasing dementia among older adults in regional and rural areas, knowledge about dementia and capacity of professionals to provide best-evidence care is paramount. This research investigates the challenges of d...
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p> Introduction: Frailty is recognised as a significant variable in the health of older adults. Early identification by paramedics of those at risk of frailty may assist in timely entry to an appropriate clinical care pathway. Early referral to such pathways has been shown to improve patient outcomes and quality of life, as well as deliver economic...
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Objective This paper reports on undergraduate health care students’ perception of societal vulnerability to disasters in the context of population aging. Forecast increases in extreme weather events are likely to have a particularly devastating effect on older members of the community. Methods Undergraduate paramedicine and nursing students were s...
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This report details research undertaken in the Australian state of Tasmania, where police attended over 2000 family and domestic violence incidents between July 2014 and May 2015, and over 1,200 children were present at these incidents. These figures only reflect incidents attended by police and so the actual number of incidents is likely to be muc...
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Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) refers to abuse transpiring between people in an intimate relationship. Intimate partner violence is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for women that paramedics frequently report encountering and yet paramedics rarely receive formal education or training to manage. The response of paramedics to...
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p> Introduction Studies have identified that visual estimation of blood loss is highly inaccurate, however no research has investigated the relationship between this practice and the confidence of estimation by paramedics. The aim of this study was to determine paramedic confidence in the estimation of, and reporting of external blood loss due...
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Introduction This paper presents findings from an exploratory pilot study in which undergraduate paramedic students trialled the use of two pain assessment tools as part of an interprofessional learning activity in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The research sought to gain students’ perceptions of the potential utility of the Abbey Pain...
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This article examines the reflective discourses of medical, nursing, and paramedic students participating in interprofessional education (IPE) activities in the context of aged-care clinical placements. The intent of the research is to explore how students engage with their interprofessional colleagues in an IPE assessment and care planning activit...
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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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Objective: This paper analyses residential-aged care clinical placements undertaken by undergraduate paramedic students participating in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre’s ‘Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program’. Benefits of the placement in facilitating the development of critical interpersonal skills are identified and discussed...
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Objective This paper analyses clinical placements undertaken by final year undergraduate paramedic students in residential aged care facilities. Barriers to effective teaching and learning are identified in order to tailor such placements to better meet future health system demands. Design The research employed qualitative methodology using themati...
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HEARING VOICES? INVOLVING DRUG USERS IN PARTNERSHIPS Issues: This research examines the discourse of ‘partnerships’ in illicit drug policy. It investigates perceptions among members of the ‘drug policy community’ about how successful the concept of partnerships in drug policy has been. The main focus is on Tasmania where no funded peer-based user a...

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Projects (4)
Project
To analyse the perceptions of undergraduate paramedic students regarding the utility of validated frailty tools in their future clinical practice. To evaluate the potential utility of validated frailty assessment tools for wider use in paramedic practice. To evaluate the utility of validated frailty assessment tools as teaching and learning aids as part of the UTAS Bachelor of Paramedic Practice aged care clinical placements.
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This ongoing research examines the implications of major urban disasters on the active and healthy ageing of people aged 65 years and older who live in the Asia-Pacific region. The focus of the research is on populations in New Zealand, Australia, and Japan.