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Professor Wendy Cross

Dean, School of Health

School of Health

Section/Portfolio:

School Leadership

Location:

Berwick Campus, Online

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...

Effect of recovery-based interventions on recovery knowledge and attitudes of mental health professionals, regarding recovery-oriented practice: A quantitative narrative review

Mental health recovery is an enabling process encouraging consumers to live a productive life,...

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,...

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,...

Nursing Education to Enhance Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Community Access to Mental Health Services: A Scoping Review

Research has found that training health care professionals can enhance the access of the...

Reliability of the tools used to examine psychological distress, fear of COVID-19 and coping amongst migrants and non-migrants in Australia

Study tools examining psychological distress, fear of COVID-19 and coping amongst migrants and...

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

目的:...

Transition Experiences of Indian Nurses Into Australian Mental Health System

Introduction: In the past decade, there has been an influx of migrant nurses from India to...

Work experiences of Nurse Academics: A qualitative study

Background: The evidence suggests that heavy workloads, pressure to publish, lack of recognition...

Assessing the quality of mobile applications targeting postpartum depression in China

Postpartum depression is a serious mental illnessdisorder that occurs after delivery and is one...

A unified call to action from Australian nursing and midwifery leaders: ensuring that Black lives matter

Nurses and midwives of Australia now is the time for change! As powerfully placed, Indigenous and...

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...

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...

Experiences of mental health nurses working in general practice: A qualitative study

Background: This paper reports on a qualitative study utilising in-depth interviews of sixteen...

Factors associated with psychological distress, fear and coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the personal, professional and social life of...

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...

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...

Mental Health Nurses’ Attitudes towards Consumers with co-Existing Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Problems: A Scoping Review

Consumers with co-existing mental health and drug/alcohol problems are exposed to more stigma...

Occupational stress facing nurse academics—A mixed-methods systematic review

Aim: To better understand occupational stress faced by nurse academics. Methods: A mixed-methods...

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...

Strategies for Implementing Consumer Involvement in Nursing Handover on Acute Mental Health In-Patient Units

Consumer participation in the process of care delivery is crucial to recovery-oriented care....

The benefits of consumer involvement in nursing handover on acute inpatient unit: Post-implementation views

The involvement of consumers in handover with nurses has been identified as reducing...

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

Evaluation of a method to estimate the point prevalence of cognitive impairment and delirium in a multi-campus Australian health service

Objective: To design, test (pilot) and implement a study to estimate the point prevalence of...

Hospital discharge data under-reports delirium occurrence: results from a point prevalence survey of delirium in a major Australian health service

Background: Delirium in hospitalised patients is common, and a risk factor for adverse outcomes....

Medication adherence and cost-related medication non-adherence in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross-sectional study

Aim: First, to assess the clinical characteristics and medication adherence to oral rheumatoid...

Mental health nurses' attitudes towards consumer involvement in nursing handover pre and post an educational implementation

Involving mental health consumers in nursing handover is a recent introduction to practise in...

Rheumatologists' insight into medication adherence in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A qualitative study

Background: Medication non-adherence is prevalent among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)....

Scope of practice and workforce issues confronting Australian Enrolled Nurses: A qualitative analysis

Background: Enrolled Nurses constitute an important part of the Australian health care system....

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...

An Exploration of the Perspectives of Associate Nurse Unit Managers Regarding the Implementation of Smoke-free Policies in Adult Mental Health Inpatient Units

Context: In Adult Mental Health Inpatient Units, it is not unexpected that leadership of...

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...

Do out-of-pocket costs affect medication adherence in adults with rheumatoid arthritis? A systematic review

Introduction: For individuals with a chronic condition, long-term management of their medication...

Meeting the needs of young people with psychosis: We must do better

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Referral of individuals with cardiovascular disease to secondary prevention programmes

Background: secondary prevention programmes help manage risk factors, prevent progression of...

Roles and functions of enrolled nurses in Australia: Perspectives of enrolled nurses and registered nurses

Aims and objectives: To determine, from the perspectives of enrolled nurses and registered...

Therapeutic optimism and attitudes among medical and surgical nurses towards attempted suicide

Identification of the attitudes to consumers admitted to hospital following a suicide attempt and...

Views of mental health consumers about being involved in nursing handover on acute inpatient units

The involvement of consumers in handover with nurses has been identified as reducing...

What do clinicians understand about deaths reportable to the coroner - Use of clinical scenarios to enhance learning

Young adults' knowledge and attitudes towards cardiovascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Aims and objectives: To explore young adults' knowledge and attitudes of cardiovascular disease...

Clinical coaches in nursing and midwifery practice: Facilitating point of care workplace learning and development

Contemporary demands for workplace learning and development in real time have guided one health...

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...

Mixed gender accommodation in acute care: Time to end another 'unfortunate experiment'

The introduction of mixed gender wards that have permeated Australian hospitals in recent years...

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...

Re: Guest Editorial Ann Kinnear Women and Birth 30 (2017) 168

[No abstract available]

Response to: Roberts, D. 2016. Editorial: Should mental health nursing have a separate registration?

[No abstract available]

"Settling for less": Designing undergraduate nursing curricula in the context of national accreditation

The quality of undergraduate nursing education is essential to producing graduates that are safe...

The dynamic role of the graduate nurse in aged care: An Australian experience of delivering an aged care graduate nurse program

In 2012 an innovative graduate nurse program was implemented within the Australian aged care...

The effectiveness of nurse education and training for clinical alarm response and management: a systematic review

Aims and objectives: To identify the effectiveness of education interventions provided for nurses...

What do clinicians understand about deaths reportable to the Coroner?

Setting The study setting is a tertiary referral hospital of over 980 beds, in Victoria,...

Can we predict burnout among student nurses? An exploration of the ICWR-1 model of individual psychological resilience

The nature of nursing work is demanding and can be stressful. Previous studies have shown a high...

Dispositional mindfulness and employment status as predictors of resilience in third year nursing students: a quantitative study

Background: Nursing students will graduate into stressful workplace environments and resilience...

Exploring environmental factors in nursing workplaces that promote psychological resilience: Constructing a unified theoretical model

Building nurses' resilience to complex and stressful practice environments is necessary to keep...

Measuring pregnancy care: Towards better maternal and child health

Background Obstetrics remains the largest medico-legal liability in healthcare. Neither an...

NURSING ATTITUDES TOWARDS PEOPLE WITH COMORBID SUBSTANCE ABUSE: A BRIEF REVIEW OF LITERATURE

A new study in Melbourne aims to assess knowledge, skills and attitudes of mental health nurses...

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THE NEED FOR MORE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSING RESEARCH IN AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY

Occupational Health Nurse Robyn Stone is researching health outcomes from worker health...

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Adjusting to mental health nursing in Australia

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A new beginning...

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A repertoire of leadership attributes: An international study of deans of nursing

Aim: To determine which characteristics of academic leadership are perceived to be necessary for...

Attitudes of midwives and maternal child health nurses towards suicide: A cross-sectional study

Perinatal women are at risk of depression and/or suicidality. Suicide is the highest cause of...

Attracting generation Z into nursing as a career

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Development of self-efficacy of newly graduated registered nurses in an aged care program

Aim: To evaluate an aged care program in developing self-efficacy of newly graduated registered...

Evaluation of an advanced perinatal mental health program for midwives

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Innovating point of care education: the clinical coach

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Motivational interviewing to explore culturally and linguistically diverse people's comorbidity medication self-efficacy

Aims and objectives: To examine the perceptions of a group of culturally and linguistically...

Partnership for educating new graduates working in aged care

[No abstract available]

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Situating clinical assessment tools within workplace learning

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Staff Burnout - A Comparative Study of Metropolitan and Rural Mental Health Nurses within Australia

This article will present the findings of a research study that investigated the extent to which...

Addressing information needs of vulnerable communities about incontinence: A survey of ten CALD communities

Urinary incontinence is a common and distressing condition. Using focus groups, we explored the...

Doing grounded theory: Experiences from a study on designing undergraduate nursing curricula in Australia

This chapter discusses processes used in undertaking a grounded theory study on designing...

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Inside stories: Maternal representations of first time mothers from pre-pregnancy to early pregnancy

Background: According to the psychoanalytical literature, it is during pregnancy that maternal...

Leadership and management skills of general practice nurses: Experience or education?

A key finding of this qualitative exploratory descriptive study into advanced nursing for general...

Mental health: Outcomes of 10 babies of mothers with a history of serious mental illness

Women with serious mental illness are frequently on antipsychotic medications to maintain their...

Perinatal staff perceptions of safety and quality in their service

Background: Ensuring safe and appropriate service delivery is central to a high quality maternity...

Understanding the unconscious mind: Jungian psychology and mental health nursing

ow might the unconscious part of the mind affect mental health patients' emotions or behaviour?...

What does practice development (PD) offer mental health-care contexts? A comparative case study of PD methods and outcomes

Practice development (PD) in mental health nursing has been progressing over the last decade;...

Comment on: Thompson D.R. & Darbyshire P. (2013) Is academic nursing being sabotaged by its own killer elite? Journal of Advanced Nursing 69 (1), 1-3

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Leadership and management in advanced nursing in general practice.

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The 'dis-ease' of dying: Challenges in nursing care of the dying in the acute hospital setting. A qualitative observational study

Background: Changes in health care and an ageing population have meant that more people are dying...

A conversation about practice development and knowledge translation as mechanisms to align the academic and clinical contexts for the advancement of nursing practice

Practice development (PD) and knowledge translation (KT) have emerged recently as methodologies...

Dual vulnerabilities: Mental illness in a culturally and linguistically diverse society

People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds hold attitudes, values and...

Editorial: Meeting the health care needs associated with poverty, homelessness and social exclusion: The need for an interprofessional approach

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Implementing clinical supervision for ICU Outreach Nurses: A case study of their journey

Introduction: Many health services with Intensive Care Units have developed ward liaison...

Qualitative observation in a clinical setting: Challenges at end of life

This paper explores the methodological challenges associated with undertaking qualitative...

Student centredness in clinical learning: The influence of the clinical teacher

Aim. This article reports a longitudinal study examining how nursing students learn on clinical...

An exploration of the role and scope of the Clinical nurse consultant (CNC) in a metropolitan health service

Introduction: Clinical nurse consultants have been a part of the nursing workforce for some time...

Consumer participation: power and change.

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Developing the health workforce: What constitutes clinical education?

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Improving services for individuals with a dual diagnosis: A qualitative study reporting on the views of service users

Individuals with high prevalence mental health (HPMH) and concurrent alcohol and/or drug...

Is deinstitutionalization working in our community?

This exploratory study examined the impact of deinstitutionalization on consumers admitted to a...

Outcomes of a clinical partnership model for undergraduate nursing students

Background: Over the last decade several innovative approaches to enhance students' transition to...

Patient safety: A literature review to inform an evaluation of a maternity service

This literature review summarises the history of patient safety initiatives in health-care...

Psychotropics and fertility

While the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders has advanced over the past...

Recognising dying in acute care.

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Screening for comorbid substance use disorders among people with a mental health diagnosis who present to emergency departments

Background: The current study was designed to evaluate a screening process for alcohol and other...

Understanding consumer participation in mental health: Issues of power and change

Consumer participation occurs in all Victorian public mental health services. Area mental health...

Australians living with and managing hepatitis C

This paper discusses the psychosocial impact of being diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The...

Being different: A phenomenological exploration of a group of veteran psychiatric nurses

Concern regarding the low numbers of graduate nurses expressing interest in entering the...

Clinical Learning Environment Inventory: Factor analysis

Aim: This paper is a report of the psychometric testing of the Clinical Learning Environment...

Clinical supervision of general nurses in a busy medical ward of a teaching hospital

Aim: To implement and evaluate group clinical supervision (CS) for Associate Nurse Unit Managers...

Extending boundaries: Clinical communication with culturally and linguistically diverse mental health clients and carers

We are often confronted with the dilemmas of interacting with people from different cultural...