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Researcher: Andrews, SM (Dr Sharon Andrews)

Fields of Research

Aged Care Nursing
Aged Health Care
Health and Community Services
Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Nursing
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Residential Client Care
Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Health Care Administration
Preventive Medicine
Medical Physiology
Algebra and Number Theory

Research Objectives

Nursing
Palliative Care
Health Related to Ageing
Carer Health
Health and Support Services
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Learner and Learning Achievement
Canola
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Ageing and Older People
Resourcing of Education and Training Systems

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Ageing well together'. Improving care and care continuity for people with dementia and their family carers; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
A dementia/palliative approach education program for RACF staff - Building on staff experience; Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference
A qualitative metasynthesis: family involvement in decision making for people with dementia in residential aged care; International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare
A tool to aid talking about dementia and dying - Development and evaluation; Collegian
Aged care staff and family carers knowledge of dementia; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Associate Degree in Dementia Care: Sustaining a course and maintaining the students; Teaching Matters
Attracting Students to Aged Care: The Impact of a Supportive Orientation; Nurse Education Today
Beyond the 'tick and flick': facilitating best practice falls prevention through an action research approach; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Bringing research to the bedside: Knowledge translation in the mental health care of burns patients; International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Building Connections in Aged Care - Final Report
Building connections in aged care follow-up evaluation. Final report
Building Connections in Aged Care. Developing Support Structures for Student Nurses on Placement in Residential Care: Stage 2 Report: SNM Aged Care Report No. 3
Can a community of practice enhance a palliative approach for people drawing close to death with dementia?; International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Clinical placements in residential care facilities part 1: positive experiences; Journal of Paramedic Practice
Crossing boundaries: Implementing a palliative approach for people with dementia in aged care; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Dementia Knowledge Assessment Tool Version Two: Development of a tool to inform preparation for care planning and delivery in families and care staff; Dementia
Dementia knowledge of RACF staff and family carers; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Developing an evidence based approach to falls prevention: Addressing professional isolation in aged care; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia: Study overview and protocol; Bmc Palliative Care
Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia: study overview and protocol; BMC Palliative Care
Developing networks between residential aged care facilities as a result of engagement in a falls prevention project: an action research study; Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for The Australian Nursing Profession
Developing nursing practice around a palliative approach for people with dementia in a residential special care unit: An Action Research Project; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Developing tools for knowledge translation; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics. Aging well together: Regional perspectives
Establishing and trialling Dementia Palliative Care Resource Nurses (DPRN) roles to facilitate the delivery of a palliative approach for people with dementia; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Facilitating best practice falls prevention through an action research approach; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Falls prevention for people with dementia domicile in nursing homes: Strategies to facilitate the translation of evidence into practice. Poster ; International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease
Family involvement in decision making for people with dementia in residential aged care: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence; JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports
Family involvement in decision making for people with dementia in residential aged care: a systematic review of quantitative literature; International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare
First Year Nursing Students' Placement Experiences in the Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program: Developing Knowledge and Understanding of Dementia; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
Improving student nurses' aged care understandings through a supported placement; International Nursing Review
Learning opportunities in a residential aged care facility: the role of supported placements for first-year nursing students; Journal of Nursing Education
Linking the benefits of respite and caregivers psychological contract; 45th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference. Ageing: Challenging the boundaries
Living on the edge: issues that undermine the capacity of residential aged care providers to support student nurses on clinical placement; Australian Health Review
Measuring dementia carers' unmet need for services - an exploratory mixed method study; BMC Health Services Research
Measuring unmet service need in carers of people with dementia: do we need a paradigm shift?; National Dementia Research Forum 2009
Mind over matter? Carers' construction of dementia: Implications for care planning; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Modelling connections in aged care. Development of an evidence-based best practice model to facilitate quality clinical placements in aged care. Report based on stages 1- 3
Outcomes from the Implementation of a Facility-Specific Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Intervention Program in Residential Aged Care; Geriatric Nursing
Palliative care educational needs analysis: Issues identified for aged care staff; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Power relations: enhancing the delivery of a palliative approach in an aged care setting; Participatory Research in Palliative Care: Actions and Reflections
Promoting multidisciplinary management of BPSD in nursing homes; International Psychogeriatric Association 16th International Congress
Realizing a palliative approach in dementia care: strategies to facilitate aged care staff engagement in evidence-based practice ; International Psychogeriatrics: The Official Journal of The Interntional Psychogeriatric Association
Reducing Staff isolation and Developing Evidence-Informed Practice in the Aged Care Environment Through an Action Research Approach to Falls Prevention; Advances in Nursing Science
She's still fit....it's the mind that's haywire...' Family understanding of dementia as a life limiting condition; Death down Under Inaugural Conference
The dynamics of residential aged care in Australia: 8 year trends in admission, separations and dependency; Australian Health Review
The Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facility Program
Using action research to build mentor capacity to improve orientation and quality of nursing student aged care placements: what to do when the phone rings; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Using Action Research To Foster Mentor Engagement In The Development of Quality Clinical Placements in Aged Care for Undergaduate Health Care Students; The International Psychogeriatric Association International Meeting
Variations between staff and family understanding of dementia - implications for palliative care; The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of psychiatry of old age conference
Who Knows, Who Cares? Dementia knowledge among nurses, care workers, and family members of people living with dementia; Journal of Palliative Care
Workshop: Undertaking an action research project in an aged care context; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Research Projects

Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Development of an evidence-based on-line resource package to improve staff-family relationships for people with dementia living in residential aged care; Alzheimer's Australia Incorporated (AAI)
Establishing Teaching Nursing Homes to Provide Quality Inter-Professsional Clinical Placements in Aged Care ; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Opening a dialogue: improving communication and practice in advance care and end of life care planning; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Promoting positive staff-family relationships in residential aged care; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Development of Curriculum Content for a Clinical Placement in the Palliative Care of People with Dementia (Project 3)
Exploring the benefits of respite care for care recipients

Research Candidate Supervision