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Researcher: Walsh, K (Professor Kenneth Walsh)

Fields of Research

Mental health nursing
Health services and systems
Aged care nursing
Acute care
Health and community services
Mental health services
Aged health care
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Clinical sciences
Community and primary care
Primary health care
Preventative health care
Sub-acute care
Social psychology
Health systems
Higher education
Causes and prevention of crime
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing
Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Gender and crime
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Quality management
Applied immunology (incl. antibody engineering, xenotransplantation and t-cell therapies)
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Educational technology and computing
Health care administration
Health informatics and information systems
Journalism studies
Tumour immunology

Research Objectives

Evaluation of health and support services
Other health
Mental health services
Clinical health
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Health related to ageing
Neonatal and child health
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Teaching and curriculum
Families and family services
Mental health
Health education and promotion
Preventive medicine
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Professional development and adult education
Management and productivity
Behaviour and health
Learner and learning
Evaluation of health outcomes
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Health inequalities

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'I think PCA is great, but . . .'-surgical nurses' perceptions of patient-controlled analgesia; International Journal of Nursing Practice
'Nurse I made a change: A novel approach to promoting communication regarding medication orders; Medicines Management 2015: The 41st SHPA National Conference
A conversation about practice development and knowledge translation as mechanisms to align the academic and clinical contexts for the advancement of nursing practice; Collegian
An animated model for facilitating understanding of Grounded Theory and the processes used to generate substantive theory; Journal of Research in Nursing
Are Contact Precautions ethically justifiable in contemporary hospital care?; Nursing Ethics
Barriers and Enablers to Implementation of a New Zealand-Wide Guideline for Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk in Primary Health Care: A Template Analysis; Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Blending practice development methods with social science research: an example of pushing new practice research boundaries; Journal of Research in Nursing
Blending video-reflexive ethnography with solution-focused approach: a strengths-based approach to practice improvement in health care; International Journal of Qualitative Methods
CARE: A framework for mental health practice; Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Compassion, prejudice and mental health nursing; International journal of mental health nursing
Compassion, prejudice, and mental health nursing: 14years on; International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Contemporary nurses' uniforms - history and traditions; Journal of Nursing Management
Continuing competence and the regulation of nursing practice; Journal of Nursing Management
Delirium dichotomy: A review of recent literature; Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for The Australian Nursing Profession
Depression: Classification, Culture and the Westernisation of Mental Illness; Mood Disorders
Designing an effective evaluation plan: A tool for understanding and planning evaluations for complex nursing contexts; Contemporary Nurse
Development of a group model of clinical supervision to meet the needs of a community mental health nursing team; International Journal of Nursing Practice
Different voices: reviewing and revising the politics of working with consumers in mental health; International journal of mental health nursing
Emotional touchpoints; the feelings nurses have about explaining multi-resistant organisms to colonised patients; Infection, Disease & Health
Encouraging engagement at work to improve retention; Nursing Management
Enhancing adult therapeutic interpersonal relationships in the acute health care setting: an integrative review; Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Examining the engagement of health services staff in change management: modifying the SCARF assessment model; International Practice Development Journal
Gerontological Nursing: Jack and Jill of all Trades and Master or Mistress of None? ; Australasian Journal on Ageing
Group Facilitation as Hermeneutic Practice; Group Facilitation: a research & application journal
Health Benchmarking Project Final Report
Human relationship skills for redesign: Understanding our shared humanity; Sustainable Healthcare Transformation, International Conference on Health system Innovation
Improving patient outcomes by reducing harm from omitted and duplicated medicines in hospital; Sustainable Healthcare Transformation: International Conference on Health System Innovation
Increasing Men’s Awareness of the Effects on Children Exposed to Family and Domestic Violence
Intensive care nurses' experiences of caring for brain dead organ donor patients; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Investigating the role of Clinical Nurse Consultants in one health district from multiple stakeholder perspectives: A cooperative inquiry; Contemporary Nurse
Mealtime assistance... from chaos to calm: A collaborative best practice implementation project; Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Meaningful and engaging teaching techniques for student nurses: A literature review; Nurse Education in Practice
Measuring the outcomes of nursing practice: A Delphi study; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Nurses' and patients' perceptions of dignity; International Journal of Nursing Practice
Nurses' perception on initial implementation of early warning system: a mixed method study; Jurnal Keperawatan Soedirman
Nurses' views on competency indicators for Australian nursing; Collegian
On equilibrium: reflections on practice development and the philosophy of John Ralston Saul; Nursing philosophy : an international journal for healthcare professionals
Patterns of nursing: a review of nursing in a large metropolitan hospital; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Perspectives: Nursing, ethics, human rights and asylum seekers: an Antipodean perspective on 2015; Journal of Research in Nursing
Plotting care: A modelling technique for visioning nursing practice in current and future contexts; Contemporary Nurse
Practice development for midwifery education: An innovative way forward; Nurse Education in Practice
Practice guidelines need to address the 'how' and the 'what' of implementation; Primary health care research & development
Prevention of venous thromboembolism amongst patients in an acute tertiary referral teaching public hospital: a best practice implementation project; International journal of evidence-based healthcare
Processes of change in bureaucratic environments; Transitions in Nursing. Preparing for Professional Practice, 3rd Edition
Psychodynamic perspectives on organizational change and their relevance to Transformational Practice Development; International Journal of Nursing Practice
Public anxiety and health policy: A psychodynamic perspective; Social Theory & Health
Puzzling practice: A strategy for working with clinical practice issues; International Journal of Nursing Practice
Quantitative vs qualitative research: A false dichotomy; Journal of Research in Nursing
Reason, commonsense and imagination in the service of our shared humanity; Contemporary nurse : a journal for the Australian nursing profession.
Reducing dose omission of prescribed medications in the hospital setting: a narrative review; Drugs and Therapy Perspectives
Reshaping perioperative nursing practice to get the job done: A constructivist grounded theory study; Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia
Solving the puzzle. Caring for older people in ED; Australian nursing journal
Star shots: Stigma, self disclosure and celebrity in bipolar disorder; Bipolar Disorder - A Portrait of a Complex Mood Disorder
Start Today Again - Fathers healing relationships after family violence
Start today again - Working with violent fathers; STOP Domestic Violence Conference Australia
The development and implementation of a participatory and solution-focused framework for clinical research: a case example; Collegian
The expectations of two New Zealand health services of the role of Clinical Chairs in nursing and midwifery; Contemporary Nurse
The impact of practice development in an emergency department: A pluralistic evaluation; Practice Development in Health Care
The influences on and experiences of becoming nurse entrepreneurs: A delphi study; International Journal of Nursing Practice
The problematic art of conversation: Communication and health practice evolution; Practice Development in Health Care
The scope of private practice nursing in an Australian sample; Public Health Nursing
Using participatory methods to engage multidisciplinary clinical staff in the embedding of trauma-informed care and practice principles in a sub-acute mental health inpatient unit; Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Using Practice development to promote recovery; a Tasmanian experience; Australian College of Mental Health Nurses 40th International Mental Health Nursing Conference – Honouring the Past, Shaping the Future
Using reflective practice processes to identify practice change issues in an aged care service; Nurse Education in Practice
What does practice development (PD) offer mental health-care contexts? A comparative case study of PD methods and outcomes; Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
“Just Imagine That…”: A solution focused approach to doctoral research supervision in health and social care; International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Research Projects

Engaging men who use violence; Department of Social Services (DoSS (Cwth))
Engaging Men who Use Violence; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Getting the job done. Ways of working in perioperative nursing: implications for patient safety and practice; Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN)
Reducing frequency of emergency assistance and hospitalisation for acute hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia in Tasmania: the development of an inter-service referral pathway; Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania (DHHS)
Right Time Every time - Improving Patient Outcomes by Reducing harm from omitted and duplicated medicines in hospital.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Heart of Nursing; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Wound Registry; Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (CRCWMI)

Research Candidate Supervision

A Compilation of Publications that Report on Evidence Utilisation in a Large Tertiary Referral Hospital
Key moments in ensuring Patient safety in the Operating Theatre - Barriers to the application of evidence based practice in the perioperative setting and the impact on patient outcomes
To advance health communication theory and practice by investigating the ways in which metaphors are used by physiotherapists and their patients in adult osteoarthritis (OA) management consultations in the clinical context in