Palliat Med 2019 01 26;33(1):91-101. Epub 2018 Oct 26.
4 School of Business, Western Sydney University, Parramatta, NSW, Australia.
Nurse Educ Pract 2021 Jul 14;55:103149. Epub 2021 Jul 14.
Vice-Chancellor and Principal, The Vice-Chancellor's Unit, Building 36, University of Wollongong, Australia. Electronic address:
Aim: This study aimed to explore the qualities that sustain a career mindset in a group of early career academics in one Australian university.Background: Building an academic career is a lengthy, convoluted and complex journey requiring a mindset prepared to make informed and timely decisions. Success is predicated to a large extent on the ability of persons to process information effectively before actions are taken. Read More
Int J Palliat Nurs 2021 Jul;27(5):235-243
Registered Nurse, Diyarbakır SBU Gazi Yasargil Education And Research Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
Background: Spiritual care is an integral part of palliative care. A nurse's perception of spiritual care is an effective factor for giving spiritual care.Aim: To determine the perception of spiritual care and the variables that might affect the perception of spiritual care among palliative care nurses. Read More
Int J Palliat Nurs 2021 Jul;27(5):227-234
Professor; Consultant Palliative Care Advocate and Physician; Founder Hospice Africa; Director of Policy Hospice Africa, Uganda.
Background: Health workers are likely to document patients' care inaccurately, especially when using new and revised case tools, and this could negatively impact patient care.Aim: To assess nurses' and clinicians' documentation practices when using a new patients' continuation case sheet (PCCS) and explore nurses' and clinicians' experiences regarding the documentation of patients' information in the new PCCS. The purpose of introducing the PCCS was to improve the continuity of care for patients attending clinics at which they were unlikely to consistently see the same clinician or nurse. Read More
Int J Palliat Nurs 2021 Jul;27(5):226
Editor, International Journal of Palliative Nursing.
Int J Palliat Nurs 2021 Jul;27(5):245-253
Professor of Psycho-oncology, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia; School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
Background: Little research examines the extent and impact of aggressive or uncomfortable 'confronting behaviour' experienced by palliative care nurses, despite palliative wards being an emotionally labile environment.Methods: Qualitative data on nurses' experiences of confrontation were collected from 17 palliative care nurses at a major metropolitan hospital via a focus group and individual interviews. Data were analysed using inductive thematic analysis. Read More