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Researcher: Ford, K (Dr Karen Ford)

Fields of Research

Nursing
Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Aged Care Nursing
Paediatrics
Medical and Health Sciences
Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Higher Education
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Family Care
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
Aged Health Care
Primary Health Care
Public Health and Health Services

Research Objectives

Nursing
Child Health
Health
Health and Support Services
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Learner and Learning
Education and Training
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Diabetes
Health Education and Promotion
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Health Related to Ageing

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'I didn't really like it, but it sounded exciting': Admission to hospital for surgery from the perspectives of children; Journal of Child Health Care
More than just clowns - Clown Doctor rounds and their impact for children, families and staff; Journal of Child Health Care
Care of older persons with demential in hospital: a short report
Child-Centred Nursing: Promoting Critical Thinking: Promoting Critical Thinking; SAGE
Clinical facilitator learning and development needs: Exploring the why, what and how; Nurse Education in Practice
Commentary: An international study on innovations in the management of children's pain; International Practice Development Journal
Communication with children, young people and families a family strengths-based approach; Child, Youth and Family Health: Strengthening Communities
Delirium: The lived experience of older people who are delirious post-orthopaedic surgery; International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Development and reliability testing of the quality clinical placement evaluation tool; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Development of children's assent using a child centred approach; Journal of Child Health Care
Evaluating, understanding and improving the quality of clinical placements for undergraduate nurses: A practice development approach; 5th International Nurse Education Conference
Evaluating, understanding and improving medication practices in neonatal and paediatric care settings; Sustainable Healthcare Transformation International Conference on Health System Innovation
Evaluating, understanding and improving the quality of clinical placements for undergraduate nurses: A practice development approach; Nurse Education in Practice
Evaluating, understanding and improving the quality of clinical placements in non-traditional rural and remote settings
FUNdamentally important: Humour and fun as caring and practice; Journal of Child Health Care
Health Benchmarking Project Final Report
Improving patient outcomes by reducing harm from omitted and duplicated medicines in hospital; Sustainable Healthcare Transformation: International Conference on Health System Innovation
On the Journey: encounters with clown doctors and impacts for children, families and staff; The Journey Towards Excellence in Children's Healthcare
People with Dementia in Hospital: A case study; 27th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International
Post-discharge experiences of children and their families following children's surgery; Journal of child health care
Post-discharge follow up for children and families after surgery. A short report
Quality clinical placement evaluations: Undergraduate placements in acute care settings (Launceston General Hospital 2010)
Quality clinical placement evaluations: Undergraduate placements in acute care settings (Mersey Community Hospital 2010)
Quality clinical placement evaluations: Undergraduate placements in acute care settings (North-West Regional Hospital 2010)
Quality clinical placement evaluations: Undergraduate placements in acute care settings (Royal Hobart Hospital 2010)
Quality clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students: a cross-sectional survey of undergraduates and supervising nurses; Journal of Advanced Nursing
Quality clinical placements: The perspectives of undergraduate nursing students and their supervising nurses; Nurse Education Today
Reducing dose omission of prescribed medications in the hospital setting: a narrative review; Drugs and Therapy Perspectives
Researching children's health experiences: the place for participatory, child-centred, arts-based approaches; Research in Nursing and Health
Stories seldom told: Paediatric nurses' experiences of caring for children with special needs and their families in an acute care setting; Journal of Advanced Nursing
The development and evaluation of a preceptorship program using a practice development approach; Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
The Development and Implementation of a Participatory andSolution-Focused Framework for Clinical Research: A case example; Collegian
The Essence of the Clinical Work Environment in Leadership Development; The Tasmanian Health Science HDR Student Conference
The experiences of children young people and families on the Paediatric Unit: a short report

Research Projects

Evaluating, understanding and improving the quality of clinical placements in non-traditional rural and remove settings; Health Workforce Australia (HWA)
Getting the job done. Ways of working in perioperative nursing: implications for patient safety and practice; Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN)
International Children's Illness and Symptom Study: perspectives of children with chronic illness from the UK, Australia and New Zealand.; Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation (AHCF)
Right Time Every time - Improving Patient Outcomes by Reducing harm from omitted and duplicated medicines in hospital.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Delirium- The Lived Experience of Confusion in Older People Post Orthopaedic Surgery
Improving Patient Experience
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
Meeting the Educational Needs of Families in the Ante-Natal Setting
The Response of Child and Family Health Nurses to not 'Good Enough' Parenting- Parenting Behaviours that are Perceived as Abuse and/or Neglectful