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Mr Blake Peck

Senior Lecturer, Nursing

School of Health

Section/Portfolio:

Nursing

Location:

Mt Helen Campus, Online

Biography

Dr Blake Peck’s key focus is on finding ever better ways to understand and improve the lives of children and their families.

Dr Peck is currently involved in a number of projects in the area of childhood injury and safety awareness, asthma management and decision making amongst rural children, and improving the management of incontinence in children. Blake is also working with a number of international collaborators on a series of projects that seek to better understand how much young children understand about their long-term illness and how to manage it.

Blake is supervising higher degree students undertaking projects in paediatric health and wellbeing.

Blake came to academia from a background in paediatric clinical nursing practice.  Through his PhD, he focused on developing a new theoretical model for qualitative research termed Hermeneutic Constructivism, a theoretical position that is well suited to understanding the nuanced lives of children.

Outcomes of a pilot evaluation of a group urotherapy programme for children with complex elimination disorders: An Australian experience

Evidence-based interventions have continued to show positive effects on both reducing symptoms...

The socioeconomic characteristics of childhood injuries in regional victoria, australia: What the missing data tells us

Background: Injury is the leading cause of death among those between 1–16 years of age in...

Twice-daily moisturizer application for skin tear prevention among older adults in acute care

Academic and clinical performance among nursing students: What's grit go to do with it?

Background Nursing is both a science and an art and requires students to develop sound...

A narrative synthesis of childhood injury prevention programs for pre-school children

Childhood injury is the leading cause of death and ongoing disability worldwide. While a...

A review of Code Blue activations in a single Regional Australian Healthcare Service: A retrospective descriptive study of RISKMAN data

Background: In the case of life-threatening conditions such as respiratory or cardiac arrest, or...

Body-Worn Versus Bell-and-Pad Alarm Device for the Management of Monosymptomatic Nocturnal Enuresis in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of bell-and-pad alarm therapy...

Communities of practice: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of what it means and how it really works among nursing students and novices

Aims and objectives To evaluate the enablers, barriers and impact that communities of practice...

Factors that impact measures of grit among nursing students: A journey emblematic of the koi fish

Grit is the capacity to persevere, to have passion, and be committed to achieve goals long-term...

Occupational self-efficacy and psychological capital amongst nursing students: A cross sectional study understanding the malleable attributes for success

With a predicted shortfall in the worldwide nursing workforce, efforts to understand attributes...

Pediatric emergency asthma presentations in Southwest Victoria: a retrospective cross-sectional study 2017 to 2020

Objectives: Australia has one of the highest prevalence of asthma globally, and accessible...

Supervision in Healthcare: A Critical Review of the Role, Function and Capacity for Training

This paper examines the notion of clinical supervision and takes a close look at what it means...

Television as a career motivator and education tool: A final-year nursing student cohort study

Fictional medical programs are often used for more than just their recreational enjoyment; they...

The academic experiences of transitioning to blended online and digital nursing curriculum

Background: The blended online digital (BOLD) approach to teaching is popular within many...

The data deficit for asthma emergency presentations might surprise you: How RAHDaR addresses the data chasm

Introduction: National and state-based minimum data sets remain inadequate in providing a...

Traversing the funambulist’s fine line between nursing and male identity: A systematic review of the factors that influence men as they seek to navigate the nursing profession

Nursing has seen a dominance of women within the profession, and today, the presence of men in...

Understanding childhood injuries in rural areas: Using Rural Acute Hospital Data Register to address previous data deficiencies

Objective: The state of childhood injury in rural areas of Victoria is poorly understood....

What Australian Nursing Students Value as Important in Undertaking Rural Practice

Background: Rural health services in Australia are continually challenged by both the recruitment...

Workplace based assessment program for international medical graduates: An evaluation of an Australian trial site

There is a need to understand Workplace Based Assessment programs in Australia to improve future...

Engaging Gadamer and qualia for the mot juste of individualised care

The cornerstone of contemporary nursing practice is the provision of individualised nursing care....

Is nursing student personality important for considering a rural career?

Purpose: Identifying and measuring personality traits assists to understanding professional...

Recovering the "individual" for qualitative research: An idiographic approach

Twinning with Tonga: The Experiences of Tongan Stakeholders with a Long-term Partnership with Regional Victoria, Australia

Twinning programs in health have gained increased recognition as a WHO preferred strategy for...

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Management: A Retrospective Study in Rural General Practice

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic, progressive metabolic disease that is...

Evaluating a Blended Online Learning Model among Undergraduate Nursing Students: A Quantitative Study

In Australia, the emerging use of technology in higher education has brought about significant...

Exploring young Australian adults' asthma management to develop an educational video

Objective: This study explored young university students’ (aged 18–24 years) health literacy,...

Hermeneutic Constructivism: An Ontology for Qualitative Research

Qualitative research is entirely an operation with language, in language, and occasionally on...

Attitude to the subject of chemistry in undergraduate nursing students at Fiji National University and Federation University, Australia

Attitude to the subject of chemistry was quantified in first-year undergraduate nursing students,...

The personal construct and language: Toward a rehabilitation of Kelly's "inner outlook"

The core consideration with which George Kelly is concerned is distilled in his suggestion that...

Enhancing tertiary healthcare education through 3D MUVE-based simulations

This chapter focuses specifically on the use of three-dimensional multi-user virtual environments...

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...I know I can Multi-user Virtual Environments (MUVEs) as a means of developing competence and confidence in undergraduate nursing students: An Australian perspective

The consideration of emerging technologies for use in higher education is critical. The...

The teacher as the 'digital perpetrator'': Implementing web 2.0 technology activity as assessment practice for higher education Innovation or Imposition?

The purpose of this paper is to present an evaluation of the use of 'YouTube' video broadcasting...

The Tin-Man and the TAM: A Journey Into M-Learning in the Land of Aus

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Normalization behaviours of rural fathers living with chronically-ill children: An Australian experience

This article reports findings from a larger qualitative study conducted to gain insight into the...

Rural fathers' experiences of loss in day-to-day life with chronically ill children

The aim of this qualitative study was to gain insight into the experiences of fathers living with...

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