Peter Sinclair

Peter Sinclair
University of Technology Sydney | UTS · Faculty of Health

B Nursing (Renal), MPhil, PhD

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Publications (27)
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National and international guidelines recommend opportunistic screening for chronic kidney disease to allow for early detection and management. Despite these guidelines, screening for chronic kidney disease in general practice settings is often suboptimal. This paper reports the results of a study that evaluated: (a) the effect of an asynchronous w...
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Introduction The burden of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) on the Australian health system is growing. Efforts to reverse this trend have not been successful. Aim To evaluate the effectiveness of a targeted asynchronous web based e‐learning module on practice nurses’ behavioural intentions in relation to opportunistic screening practices for people a...
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Aims and objectives: This study aimed to identify and describe the experience of parents of children diagnosed with early onset scoliosis living in Australia. Background: Chronic childhood disease has a major impact on health-related quality of life. Caring for a child with a chronic illness is well documented but the specific experiences of par...
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E-learning involves the transfer of skills and knowledge via technology so that learners can access meaningful and authentic educational materials. While learner engagement is important, in the context of healthcare education, pedagogy must not be sacrificed for edu-tainment style instructional design. Consequently, health professional educators ne...
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Aim: Opportunistic screening in general practice (GP) is a cost-effective and viable approach to the early identification of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study sought to identify the barriers and facilitators to CKD screening practices of GP nurses working in a regional area of New South Wales, Australia. Methods: An eight item elicitation...
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Background: The contemporary health workforce has a professional responsibility to maintain competency in practice. However, some difficulties exist with access to ongoing professional development opportunities, particularly for staff in rural and remote areas and those not enrolled in a formal programme of study. E-learning is at the nexus of ove...
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Aim: This paper profiles a qualitative study that examined how undergraduate nursing students demonstrate moral courage when confronted with clinical situations that negatively impact the quality of patient care and/or patient experience and the factors that encouraged or inhibited their willingness to speak up when they identified poor practice....
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On completion of this continuing professional development (CPD) activity, participants will be able to: • describe advanced care planning and its relationship to person-centred care • identify who is responsible for initiating advance care planning discussions in their nephrology department • identify the benefits of advanced care planning • recall...
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Aim: The aim of this review was to explore factors which facilitate or inhibit undergraduate nursing students’ willingness to demonstrate moral courage when confronted by poor patient care. Methods: Included papers were those that met the criteria of being qualitative research that explored undergraduate nursing students’ depictions of situation...
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Learning outcomes: On completion of this continuing professional development activity, participants will be able to: • Discuss basic ultrasound principles; • Define the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in point of care ultrasound; • Identify strategies to utilise ultrasound to provide quality cannulation practice; • Identify anatomic structu...
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Learning outcomes: On completion of this continuing professional development (CPD) activity, participants will be able to: • identify strategies to support undergraduate students and new staff working in a supernumerary role; • define the roles and responsibilities of the mentor and mentee; • identify key attributes of successful mentors; • discuss...
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The contemporary health workforce has a professional responsibility to maintain competency in practice. However, some difficulties exist with access to ongoing professional development opportunities, particularly for staff in rural and remote areas and those not enrolled in a formal program of study. E-learning is at the nexus of overcoming these c...
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Background Simulation is a well-established and proven teaching method, yet its use in renal education is not widely reported. Criticisms of simulation-based teaching include limited realism and a lack of authentic patient interaction.Method This paper discusses the benefits and challenges of high-fidelity simulation and suggests hybrid simulation...
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Medication calculation and administration are commonly performed nursing tasks. A consequence of this frequency is the potential for a higher incidence of medication-related errors. One strategy to assess proficiency in medication calculation is an annual medication calculation competency quiz. Traditionally, these quizzes are done in paper form at...
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There has been a global decline in the uptake of home-based dialysis therapies in the past 20 years. The ability to provide appropriate information to potential patients in this area may be confounded by a lack of knowledge of home dialysis options. The aim of this study was to develop a web-based education package for health professionals to incre...
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It has previously been shown that nurses can learn clinical nursing skills by e-learning (online), and that many variables will influence how well nurses adopt learned clinical skills using distance education. This study aimed to identify and measure the strength of those factors which would simultaneously influence registered nurses' (RNs') belief...
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Australian and New Zealand nurses are required to make several statutory disclosures as part of their nursing registration renewal. One area of self-disclosure relates to maintaining competence to practice. Nurses are required to develop and maintain a portfolio that demonstrates their assessment of practice, continuing professional development and...
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Australian and New Zealand nurses are required to make statutory disclosures as part of their nursing registration renewal. One area of self-disclosure relates to maintaining competence to practise. Nurses are required to develop and maintain a portfolio that demonstrates their assessment of practice, continuing professional development (CPD) and r...
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Simulation has been shown to be an effective teaching strategy. This article describes a method of adapting and modifying a high fidelity patient simulator for use in enabling high fidelity patient simulation and scenario-based learning for hemodialysis.
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A high-fidelity hemodialysis simulation program has been introduced and evaluated in a Far North Queensland dialysis unit. This program engages and challenges hemodialysis staff across the learning continuum. It provides a realistic, safe, and controlled learning environment for nurses to develop essential hemodialysis competencies while posing no...
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Knowledge and skill acquisition related to vascular access are traditionally individual institutional educational initiatives. Australia currently has no national evidence based education programme for renal nurses. A survey of Australian and New Zealand Nephrology Educators' conducted in 2009, identified the need for more effective and consistent...
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Nephrology nurse educators face many challenges related to professional development and resource sharing. In Australia and New Zealand, as well as other countries where the 'tyranny of distance' is a feature, access, equity and lack of educational support due to the geographical isolation of many nephrology units, present particular challenges. Thi...
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This paper profiles the establishment and evaluation of the Neophyte Writers' Group, run by nurse academics in collaboration with clinical nurses. The growing demand for nurses to write, publish and present their work had inspired the introduction of a series of workshops designed to develop and improve writing and presentation skills, which eventu...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of managing interdialytic weight gain for individuals on hemodialysis. A qualitative design was used to elicit patients' stories with some participants using images to support their story telling. Data were analyzed using an iterative theming process. Themes that arose from preliminary data...

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To evaluate the effectiveness of a high quality-high engaging asynchronous e-learning program on improving CKD screening practices. Potential participants can enroll at https://www.ckd-detect.com/