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Researcher: Karacsony, S (Dr Sara Karacsony)

Fields of Research

Aged care nursing
Mental health nursing
Public health
Nursing workforce
Aged health care
Residential client care

Research Objectives

Palliative care
Health related to ageing
Ageing and older people
Provision of health and support services
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Mental health services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Critical Review of Instruments for Nursing Assistants’ Scope of Practice and a Palliative Approach in Long-Term Care Settings; Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing
A guide to symptom management for residents with end-stage dementia in the Namaste Care Program
An instrument to assess the education needs of nursing assistants within a palliative approach in residential aged care facilities; BMC Palliative Care
Assessing nursing assistants’ competency in palliative care: An evaluation tool; Nurse Education in Practice
Connecting past and present: Nurses’ role in identifying signs of child sexual abuse in adults and supporting survivors; International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Evaluation of education and training on the end-of-life Namaste Care program on aged care staff’s knowledge, skills and perceived competence in end-of-life dementia care: Preliminary Report
Exploring the attitudes, beliefs, and values of the long-term care workforce towards palliative care: A qualitative evidence synthesis protocol; Progress in Palliative Care
Measuring nursing assistants' knowledge, skills and attitudes in a palliative approach: a literature review; Nurse education today
Nutrition, hydration and feeding: Impact on the older person; Caring for older people in Australia:. Principles for nursing practice
Pain; Living With Dementia: A Practical Guide For Families And Personal Carers
Stimulating sense memories for people living with dementia using the Namaste Care programme: what works, how and why?; Journal of Clinical Nursing
The Development of an Instrument to Evaluate Nursing Assistants’ Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes within a Palliative Approach
The end-of-life Namaste Care program for people with dementia
Train the trainer program manual - The trajectory of dementia illnesses and the Namaste Care Program for people living with advanced dementia in residential aged care facilities
What does the outbreak of COVID-19 reveal about palliative care in aged care?; Aged Care Insite

Research Projects

Evaluation of education and training on the Namaste Care program for people with advanced dementia on aged care staff's knowledge, skills and perceived competence in end-of-life dementia care: A pilot; Department of Health (Tasmania) (DoH TAS)
Growing and supporting communities of care: enhancing the delivery of palliative care across Tasmania.
The Way to PEACE (Pathway to End-of-Life Affectionate Care with concerted Efforts)

Research Candidate Supervision