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Dr Louisa Lam

Coordinator, Higher Degrees by Research

School of Health

Section/Portfolio:

School Leadership

Location:

Berwick Campus, Online

Biography

Dr Louisa Lam is committed to improving the health of our population through innovative teaching and translational research to enhance and extend current thinking and clinical practices. Dr Lam’s research focuses on cardiovascular disease diagnosis and management; nurses’ work satisfaction, burnout and resilience; and workplace aggression experience.

Louisa has more than 30 years of clinical nursing and academic experience in Hong Kong and Australia. She has worked as a registered nurse, lecturer, research fellow, project coordinator, project manager and senior lecturer at different schools and centres at Monash University, where she managed clinical trials in the areas of intensive and emergency care patient management, observational injury prevention studies and road trauma studies.

Louisa is a Senior Lecturer at Federation University Australia and currently holds the position of Higher Degree by Research Coordinator after nearly two years as Deputy Dean of the School of Health.

Association between psychological capital and spiritual care competencies of clinical nurses: A multicentre cross-sectional study

Aims: To investigate the status of spiritual care competencies among clinical nurses and their...

Condom use consistency and associated factors among college student men who have sex with men from seven colleges in changsha city: A cross-sectional survey

Background: College student men who have sex with men (MSM) are at high risk for HIV infection...

Feasibility of brief distress screening for family caregivers of adults diagnosed with schizophrenia in Changsha, Hunan, China

What is known on the subject? Distress screening amongst FGs is emphasized in worldwide studies,...

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mobility in ten countries and associated perceived risk for all transport modes

The restrictive measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have triggered sudden...

Influence of core competence on voice behavior of clinical nurses: A multicenter cross-sectional study

Background: Voice behavior, referred to as a positive guarantee for organizational development,...

Resilience-based multifactorial model of depression among people who lost an only-child in China

目的:...

The way we do things around here. A qualitative study of the workplace aggression experiences of Victorian nurses, midwives and care personnel

Background: Workplace aggression in the health and care sectors is a major work health and safety...

A survey dataset to evaluate the changes in mobility and transportation due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in Australia, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Iran, Italy, Norway, South Africa, United States

COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the global community. To curb the viral transmission,...

A WeChat-based “Three Good Things” positive psychotherapy for the improvement of job performance and self-efficacy in nurses with burnout symptoms: A randomized controlled trial

Aim: To evaluate the effects of a WeChat-based “Three Good Things” on job performance and...

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and endotracheal intubation decisions for adults with advance care directive and resuscitation plans in the emergency department

Background: Emergency departments routinely offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and endotracheal...

Chinese mental health professionals’ perceptions of shared decision-making regarding people diagnosed with schizophrenia: A qualitative study

The implementation of shared decision-making regarding people diagnosed with schizophrenia is...

Compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue in Australian emergency nurses: A descriptive cross-sectional study

Introduction: Emergency nurses are at risk of compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue caused by...

Feeling responsible: Family caregivers’ attitudes and experiences of shared decision-making regarding people diagnosed with schizophrenia: A qualitative study

Objective: To explore the attitudes and experiences of family caregivers concerning their...

Hospital Nurses' Simulation-Based Education Regarding Patient Safety: A Scoping Review

Background: Little is known about the clinical impact of simulation-based education (SBE) for...

I am the person who knows myself best: Perception on shared decision-making among hospitalized people diagnosed with schizophrenia in China

hared decision-making is related to better health outcomes in serious mental illness. It is not...

Impact of WeChat‐based 'three good things' on turnover intention and coping style in burnout nurses

Background: Few studies have considered functions of nurses’ positive personality and behaviours...

Non-pharmacological depression therapies for older Chinese adults: A systematic review & meta-analysis

Purpose: To conduct a systematic review of randomized controlled trials to evaluate the evidence...

Perceptions of shared decision-making in severe mental illness: An integrative review

What is known about shared decision-making?: There is increasing evidence of the positive impact...

Severity of illness and distress in caregivers of patients with schizophrenia: Do internalized stigma and caregiving burden mediate the relationship?

Aims: To test a multiple mediation model of internalized stigma and caregiving burden in the...

Shared decision-making in serious mental illness: A comparative study

Objective: To compare consumer and mental health professionals’ (MHPs) preferences for...

Survey data regarding perceived air quality in Australia, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Iran, Italy, Norway, South Africa, United States before and during Covid-19 restrictions

The dataset deals with the air quality perceived by citizens before and during the enforcement of...

Translation and psychometric testing of a decision-making scale

What is known about shared decision-making?: There is increasing investigation of shared...

Validation of the distress thermometer for caregivers of children and adolescents with schizophrenia [儿童和青少年精神分裂症患者的护理者痛苦温度计的验证]

Aim: To develop and psychometrically test the distress thermometer for caregivers (DT-C) and...

An evaluation of a positive psychological intervention to reduce burnout among nurses

This quasi-experimental study aimed to evaluate the positive psychological intervention of...

A study protocol of mobile phone app-based cognitive behaviour training for the prevention of postpartum depression among high-risk mothers

Background: The changes in China's family planning policy in recent years have led to changes in...

A systematic review of prevalence and risk factors of postpartum depression in Chinese immigrant women

In response to: Non opioid analgesics for managing postoperative pain after cardiothoracic surgeries

The effects of resilience and turnover intention on nurses' burnout: Findings from a comparative cross-sectional study

Aims and objectives: To investigate burnout among nurses from Australia and China and explore the...

The risk factors of antenatal depression: A cross-sectional survey

Using the theory of planned behaviour to predict nurse's intention to undertake dual practice in China: A multicentre survey

Aims and objectives: To identify the intention of nurses to dual practice (DP) and inform...

Burnout and its association with resilience in nurses: A cross-sectional study

Aims and objectives: To investigate the prevalence and extent of burnout on nurses and its...

Newly qualified graduate nurses’ experiences of workplace incivility in Australian hospital settings

Problem: Workplace incivility is a well-documented issue of concern known to negatively impact on...

The efficacy of different modes of analgesia in postoperative pain management and early mobilization in postoperative cardiac surgical patients: A systematic review

Cardiac surgery induces severe postoperative pain and impairment of pulmonary function, increases...

Workplace aggression experiences and responses of Victorian nurses, midwives and care personnel

Background Workplace aggression is a major work health and safety, and public health concern. To...

Exploring resilience in Chinese nurses: a cross-sectional study

Aims: To explore the state of resilience and its predictors among nurses in mainland China....

Female nurses' burnout symptoms: No association with the Hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis

Across the world, hospital nurses experience a high level of burnout. Exploring biochemical...

Positive psychotherapy for depression and self-efficacy in undergraduate nursing students: A randomized, controlled trial

Nursing students across the globe experience depressive symptoms, and many interventions have...

Reply to Letter to the Editor: Below is our response to the concerns raised by Dr. Bianchi et al. regarding our manuscript (Guo, Y., Lam, L., Luo, Y., Plummer, V., Cross, W., Li, H., Yin, Y., Zhang, J., 2017. Female nurses’ burnout symptoms: no association with the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. Psychoneuroendocrinology 77,47–50.)

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Evaluation of a novel opt-out consent process involving pregnant women

  • Journals

A meta-analysis of haemorrhage with ticlopidine and clopidogrel following coronary artery stent placement

Background: Clopidogrel has largely replaced ticlopidine in antiplatelet therapy after coronary...

B-type natriuretic peptide testing and the accuracy of heart failure diagnosis in the emergency department

Background-It is often difficult to diagnose heart failure (HF) accurately in patients presenting...

Meta-analysis: Effect of B-type natriuretic peptide testing on clinical outcomes in patients with acute dyspnea in the emergency setting

Background: Although the accuracy of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) testing for diagnosing...

B-type natriuretic peptide testing, clinical outcomes, and health services use in emergency department patients With dyspnea a randomized trial

Background: B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is used to diagnose heart failure, but the effects...

Does B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Testing Affect Outcome and Management of Patients With Acute Dyspnea?

We appreciate the responses to our article. Dr. Tapolyai asks whether the emergency department...