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Researcher: McInerney, F (Professor Fran McInerney)

Fields of Research

Aged Health Care
Aged Care Nursing
Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Nursing
Health Promotion
Public Health and Health Services
Residential Client Care
Health and Community Services
Medical and Health Sciences
Medical Ethics
Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Ecology
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Sociology
Cultural Studies
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Public Nutrition Intervention
Primary Health Care
Autonomic Nervous System
Clinical and Sports Nutrition
Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Algebra and Number Theory
Dietetics and Nutrigenomics
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)

Research Objectives

Nursing
Palliative Care
Health Related to Ageing
Health Education and Promotion
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Health and Support Services
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Native Forests
Health
Carer Health
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Learner and Learning
The Media
Social Structure and Health
Learner and Learning Achievement
Learner and Learning Processes
Community Service (excl. Work)
Nervous System and Disorders
Ageing and Older People
Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Health Policy Evaluation

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
'Fit for Purpose': A cohort-centric approach to MOOC design; RUSC Universities and Knowledge Society Journal
'Requested death': a new social movement; Social Science and Medicine
A dementia/palliative approach education program for RACF staff - Building on staff experience; Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference
A New Standard in Dementia Knowledge Measurement: Comparative Validation of the Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale and the Alzheimer’s Disease Knowledge Scale; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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
An evaluation of aged-care workers' knowledge of and attitudes toward the palliative approach; Research In Gerontological Nursing
An investigation of nursing students' knowledge of dementia: A questionnaire study; Nurse Education Today
Asking Father: gender roles and pain management; Nursing Matters: critical sociological perspectives
Associate Degree in Dementia Care: Sustaining a course and maintaining the students; Teaching Matters
Bioclimatic transect networks: Powerful observatories of ecological change; Ecology and Evolution
Building community capacity for end of life: an investigation of community capacity and its implications for health-promoting palliative care in the Australian Capital Territory; Critical Public Health
Can a community of practice enhance a palliative approach for people drawing close to death with dementia?; International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Cinematic Visions of Dying; The Study of Dying: From Autonomy to Transformation
Creating comfort: Nurses' perspectives on pressure care management in the last 48 hours of life; Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for The Australian Nursing Profession
Crossing boundaries: Implementing a palliative approach for people with dementia in aged care; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Death and the body beautiful: Aesthetics and embodiment in press portrayals of requested death in Australia on the edge of the 21st century; Health Sociology Review
Dementia knowledge assessment scale (DKAS): confirmatory factor analysis and comparative subscale scores among an international cohort; BMC Geriatrics
Dementia knowledge assessment scale: development and preliminary psychometric properties; American Geriatrics Society Journal
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
Designing for quality: The understanding dementia MOOC; Leading Issues in e-Learning Research MOOCs and Flip: What's Really Changing? Volume 2
Designing for quality: The understanding dementia MOOC; Electronic Journal of e-Learning
Developing a collaborative preceptor program involving registered nurses, student nurses and faculty; Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
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 tools for knowledge translation; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics. Aging well together: Regional perspectives
Development and preliminary psychometric properties of the General Practitioner Attitudes and Confidence Scale (GPACS–D) for dementia; Bmc Family Practice
Drawing the experience of chronic vaginal thrush and complementary and alternative medicine; International Journal of Social Research Methodology
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
Experiences of graduate registered nurses in aged care: A case study; Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for The Australian Nursing Profession
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
Heroic frames: Discursive constructions around the requested death movement in Australia in the late-1990s; Social Science and Medicine
Honours in nursing: The struggle of students as clinicians/researchers in practice; International Journal of Nursing Practice
Improving student nurses' aged care understandings through a supported placement; International Nursing Review
Knowledge of Dementia: Do family members understand dementia as a terminal condition?; Dementia
Ladies’ Choice? Requested Death in Film; The Social Construction of Death
Making Neuroscience Important and Relevant: Online Learning in an Innovative Bachelor of Dementia Care Program; Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015
Midwifery students' experiences of achieving competency for beginning practice; British Journal of Midwifery
Mind over matter? Carers' construction of dementia: Implications for care planning; Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Nurses' decision-making in pressure area management in the last 48 hours of life; International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Nurses'definitions of and attitudes towards euthanasia; Journal of Advanced Nursing
Nursing Matters: critical sociological perspectives; Harcourt Brace & Co
Optimising nutrition for adults with dementia: Residential communities care redesign opportunities; International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress
Pain assessment in older adults with dementia: An exploratory pilot study of paramedic students’ perceptions of the utility of two validated assessment tools; Australasian Journal of Paramedicine
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
Provision of food and fluids in terminal care: A sociological analysis; Social Science and Medicine
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
Relationship between participants’ level of education and engagement in their completion of the Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course; BMC Medical Education
Residential aged-care workers and the palliative approach: Tensions in the field; Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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
Something for Everyone: MOOC Design for Informing Dementia Education and Research; European Conference on E-Learning (ECEL) 2013
Staff awareness of food and fluid care needs for older people with dementia in residential care: a qualitative study; Journal of clinical nursing
Teaching aged care facilities: Implementing interprofessional prevocational education and practice in residential aged care
The Bachelor of Dementia Care: Education as an essential intervention in building dementia literacy; 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International
The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre – Paving the way forward in online dementia education; Teaching Matters 2014 – Places and Spaces
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
What should we know about dementia in the 21st Century? A Delphi consensus study; BMC Geriatrics
Who Knows, Who Cares? Dementia knowledge among nurses, care workers, and family members of people living with dementia; Journal of Palliative Care
Wicking teaching aged care facilities program: innovative practice; Dementia

Research Projects

Dementia-related presentations at the Royal Hobart Hospital - A pilot program for redesigning state-wide clinical care pathways involving Tasmanian residential aged care facilities (RACFs) and their c; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
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)
To develop a model to measure consumer dementia knowledge and literacy utilising a large Australian community sample enrolled in the University of Tasmania Wicking Understanding Dementia MOOC; Department of Health (Cth) (DoH)
TRACS Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facility (TACF) Program; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
What do they know about dementia? Determining community knowledge about dementia. ; Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF)
Development of Curriculum Content for a Clinical Placement in the Palliative Care of People with Dementia (Project 3)
A pilot study of case conferencing as a method to implement the palliative approach in the residential aged care sector
A pilot, mixed-method study of the impact of a targeted educational program on the palliative care knowledge and attitudes of residential aged care staff at Catholic Homes
An investigation into aged care staff and family caregivers’ communication about and participation in care provision for people living with moderate and severe dementia in residential aged care facilities
Building community and professional capacity at the end of life: A synthesis of qualitative themes
Building community and professional capacity at the end of life: an evaluation of health promoting palliative care in the Australian Capital Territory
Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia
Development of curriculum content for a clinical placement in the pallative care of people with dementia
Establishing teaching nursing homes to provide quality inter-professional clinical placements in aged care
Nurses' constructions of requested death
Opening a dialogue: improving communication and practice in advance care and end of life care planning
People with dementia in residential aged care: staff and relatives’ dementia-related understanding, their communication, and family roles
People with dementia in residential aged care: staff and relatives’ dementia-related understandings, their communication and participation
The tripartite Wicking teaching aged care facilities program

Research Candidate Supervision