Tracey Giles

Tracey Giles
Private Consultant · Private Consultancy

PhD MNg GradCertHDN RN

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Introduction
I'm an author, researcher and private consultant, with a background in nursing and academia. My research focuses on critically ill patients and their families, improving care for patients who die in the emergency department (and their families), family presence during resuscitation, the transition from active treatment to end-of-life care, and staff well-being. I'm an expert in qualitative research methodologies.
Additional affiliations
June 2007 - March 2019
Flinders University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
April 2011 - December 2016
Flinders University
Field of study
  • Family Presence during Resuscitation
January 2005 - February 2007
University of South Australia
Field of study
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Publications (44)
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Background: Family presence during resuscitation involves allowing loved ones into a location where they can see/touch the patient during resuscitation. Despite many reported benefits for families and support from professional bodies and the public, many health professionals are reluctant to allow family presence during resuscitation. However, rati...
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This paper reports if estimates of final year nursing students' self-rated abilities in responding to evidence-based practice (EBP) issues is a psychometrically robust measure. EBP as it applies to nursing continues to be heralded as a method to improve clinical patient care. Health professionals such as nurses are well positioned to respond to thi...
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To understand and interpret the experiences of nurse-family members when a family member or loved one is hospitalised in a critical condition. Having a family member hospitalised with a critical illness is a traumatic stressor, often with long-term sequelae. Providing holistic care for family members who are also nurses makes the provision of care...
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To interpret and synthesize nurse-family member experiences when a critically ill loved one is admitted to hospital. Having a family member hospitalized in a critical condition is an important stressor. When the family member is also a nurse, the provision of care is more complex, yet little research exists on this issue. Systematic review using Th...
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The timing of the literature review in grounded theory has been debated for decades, with previous recommendations to delay the review now under question. Mounting evidence suggests that a preliminary review can enhance theoretical sensitivity and rigor and may lead to innovative insights. However, researchers must acknowledge the influence of prio...
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Background Providing end-of-life care to patients and their families in the emergency department (ED) is challenging, with high workloads, the busy environment, and a focus on providing lifesaving treatments to patients at odds with providing end-of-life and palliative care. Aim The purpose of this study was to investigate nurses’ experiences of p...
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Aims and objectives: To evaluate the impact of a nurse practitioner-led phase two cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention program on attendance and compliance. Background: Despite strong evidence for the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, attendance /completion rates remain low. Nurse practitioner-led services have been reported as more...
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Introduction: The number of people dying in emergency departments (EDs) is increasing. However, EDs are not well designed or resourced for safe and effective End-Of-Life (EOL) care encounters, and there is little evidence regarding clinicians' perceptions and experiences of providing such care when the death is sudden and unexpected. Aim: This s...
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Abstract Aim: To explore how nurse managers perceive and experience their role in supporting the well‐being of intensive care nurses. Background: While it is known that nurse manager behaviours affect nurse well‐being, literature indicates that intensive care nurses may not receive the support they require. Understanding how nurse managers see the...
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Abstract Introduction The number of patients requiring admission into intensive care units (ICUs) is increasing worldwide. Concurrently, recruitment and retention of the ICU nursing workforce is becoming a major challenge due to the high intensity environment, heavy workloads, and decreasing nurse wellbeing. Nurse unit managers play a vital role in...
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Background: There is a growing nursing literature that views missed care as an inevitable consequence of work intensification associated with the rationing of nursing and material resources available to deliver care. Global studies recognize that missed care is now ubiquitous, although studies tend to be conducted in one region, rather than nation...
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Background Clinical experience exposes nursing students to the realities of professional practice and opportunities to integrate theory with practice. Increasing multiculturalism in Australia means that approximately 27% of students studying in Australian universities originate from overseas. Yet there is a paucity of literature examining the exper...
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Aims and objectives: To examine how clinicians practise the principles of beneficence when deciding to allow or deny family presence during resuscitation. Background: Family presence during resuscitation has important benefits for family and is supported by professional bodies and the public. Yet, many clinicians restrict family access to patien...
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Introduction: Cardiac rehabilitation programmes that include patient education aim to maximise physical, psychological and social functioning, and enable people with acute coronary syndrome to lead fulfilling and productive lives. Despite strong evidence for the benefits of patient education, various barriers exist that need to be addressed to ensu...
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Background: In order to meet national Australian nursing registration requisites, nurses need to meet competency requirements for evidence-based practices (EBPs). Aims: A hypothetical model was formulated to explore factors that influenced Australian nursing students' ability and achievement to understand and employ EBPs related to health care p...
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Aim. To examine factors impacting family presence during resuscitation practices in the acute care setting. Background. Family presence during resuscitation was introduced in the 1980s so family members/significant others could be with their loved ones during life-threatening events. Evidence demonstrates important benefits; yet despite growing sup...
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INTRODUCTION Thousands of people suffer cardiac arrest in hospitals around the world each year. Around 90% of these people die, frequently separated from their loved ones. Family presence during resuscitation (FPDR) was introduced in the 1980s so family could be with their loved ones during life-threatening events. Evidence supports important benef...
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Grounded Theory Method has been described extensively in the literature. Yet, the varying processes portrayed can be confusing for novice grounded theorists. This paper provides a worked example of the data analysis phase of a constructivist grounded theory study that examined family presence during resuscitation in acute healthcare settings. Core...
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Aims and objectivesTo examine the literature reporting the experiences and perceptions of registered nurses who supervise international nursing students in the clinical and classroom setting. Background Nursing education relies on clinical experts to supervise students during classroom and clinical education, and the quality of that supervision has...
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Aims To increase our understanding of Nurse-Parents’ experiences when their child is hospitalised with an acute illness. Background The hospitalisation of a child is a stressful event for many parents. Parents who are also nurses (Nurse-Parents) may face additional challenges due to their nursing background and knowledge. Methods Eighteen articles,...
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Background: The hospitalisation of a child is a stressful event for parents. Parents who are also nurses may face additional challenges not encountered by other parents, yet scant attention has been given to this issue in the literature. Aim: To explore the experiences of Nurse-Parents whose children were hospitalised for acute illnesses. Methods...
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Each year, thousands of people suffer cardiac arrest in hospitals around the world. Despite ongoing advances in resuscitation technology, around 90% of these people die – often surrounded by clinical experts, but separated from their loved ones. Family presence during resuscitation was introduced in the early 1980s so that family could be with thei...
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Effective feedback can enhance student learning, but limited evidence exists on whether nursing students actually use and learn from written feedback. This descriptive survey explored nursing students' perceptions regarding the amount and type of written feedback required to enhance their learning. In stage one, 362 students completed a 28-item que...
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Introduction: Cardiac rehabilitation programmes that include patient education aim to maximise physical, psychological and social functioning, and enable people with Acute Coronary Syndrome to lead fulfilling and productive lives. Despite strong evidence for the benefits of patient education, various barriers exist that need to be addressed to ensu...
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Written feedback is a vital component of the learning and teaching cycle. However, despite its reported positive impact, the effectiveness and efficiency of written feedback is relatively under-researched. This topic review activity offers a valuable insight into whether students wish to be engaged about the type of feedback they receive on a summa...
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Written feedback is a vital component of the learning and teaching cycle. However, despite its reported positive impact, the effectiveness and efficiency of written feedback is relatively under-researched. This topic review activity offers a valuable insight into whether students wish to be engaged about the type of feedback they receive on a summa...
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Objective To investigate preferred models of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in rural South Australia from a health consumer's perspective. Design Cross-sectional, descriptive pilot study. Setting Rural community setting. Subjects Convenience sample of 40 (17 male) health consumers from the Riverland. Main outcome measure Self-reported preferred models...
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To investigate the effectiveness of brief interventions for adolescent alcohol misuse and to determine if these interventions are useful in reducing alcohol consumption. To determine if brief interventions could be used successfully by nurses in the clinical setting. Australian adolescents are consuming risky levels of alcohol in ever increasing nu...
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Background.  Unrefutable evidence now links poor oral health with the development of preventable systemic illnesses and debilitating conditions that threaten quality of life and life itself. This is especially significant for an increasing older population who are dependent on others for care. Aims and objectives.  The majority of studies analysing...
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Abstract: Objective: An integrative review of the literature was undertaken to identify barriers that inhibit nurses from reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. Primary argument: Nurses in all states and territories of Australia except Western Australia are legally required to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect to relevan...
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Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Current Australian clinical guidelines recommend all patients with ACS receive comprehensive secondary prevention services to address this burden. Optimal patient outcomes rely on the timely and effective implementation of proven therapies and for secondary prevent...
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Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs that address risk factors, psychological problems, and physical activity are essential in optimizing health and reducing the risk of further cardiac events. Behavioural and lifestyle modification support offered through these programs is predicated on initial identification of risk. Many rural populatio...
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Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs that address risk factors, psychological problems, and physical activity are essential in optimizing health and reducing the risk of further cardiac events. Behavioural and lifestyle modification support offered through these programs is predicated on initial identification of risk. Many rural populatio...

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Nurse Unit Managers (NUMs) play a vital role in promoting and supporting ICU nurse wellbeing, yet little is known about NUMs perceptions and experiences of this role. It is predicted that this study will bring valuable insight into the needs of NUMs in order for them to support the wellbeing of ICU nurses.
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The aim of this project is to examine the experiences of family members and significant others when a person they know dies suddenly in an emergency department setting. The objectives are to explore - the practical and emotional care and support that family members and significant others currently receive when a person they know is dying / has died in the emergency department - the practical and emotional care and support that family members and significant others would want to receive when a person they know is dying / has died in the emergency department - the similarities and differences in families’ end of life care perceptions, experiences and needs in relation to demographic and cultural characteristics and patient diagnosis Project progress - ethical approval is currently being sought.
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I am currently involved in research to investigate nurses’ and doctors’ perceptions and experiences when providing end-of-life care in Australian emergency department settings. The purpose of this project is to identify barriers and facilitators to providing safe and effective family centred care for patients who die in the ED and to identify practical and emotional supports required by nurses and doctors to assist them to provide this type of care in the ED setting. To participate in this study we would invite you to complete an anonymous online survey, which will take no more than 20-30 minutes of your time. Your perceptions and experiences of caring for patients who have died in the ED would provide valuable information that could help us improve the planning and delivery of future end-of-life care practices and services in the ED setting. To participate in this survey or if you want to know more about the study, please click the link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EOLCareInTheEDsurvey