1. Should out of sight mean out of mind? Challenging the role of paediatric intensive care in understanding and supporting children and families following childhood critical illness.

    Nursing In Critical Care 21(5):262 (2016) PMID 27531398

  2. The role of peer-assisted learning in enhancing the learning of undergraduate nursing students in clinical practice: a qualitative systematic review protocol.

    PMID 27532793

    The objective of this qualitative systematic review is to identify and synthesize the best available evidence on experiences of peer teaching and learning among student nurses in the clinical environment.The specific objectives are.
  3. Family-Clinician Communication Within Critical Care Settings: Unraveling the Complex and Valuing the Hidden.

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(3):264 (2016) PMID 26945201

  4. Family Involvement in PICU Rounds: Reality or Rhetoric?

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(9):875 (2015) PMID 26536547

  5. A roadmap for paediatric and neonatal critical care nursing science in Europe: engage, action and impact.

    Nursing In Critical Care 20(5):224 (2015) PMID 26268197

  6. Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Research Priorities-Initiating International Dialogue.

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(6):e174 (2015) PMID 25905492

    To identify and prioritize research questions of concern to the practice of pediatric critical care nursing practice. One-day consensus conference. By using a conceptual framework by Benner et al describing domains of practice in critical care nursing, nine international nurse researchers presen...
  7. Development of Australian clinical practice outcome standards for graduates of critical care nurse education.

    Journal of Clinical Nursing 24(3-4):486 (2015) PMID 24814614

    To develop critical care nurse education practice standards. Critical care specialist education for registered nurses in Australia is provided at graduate level. Considerable variation exists across courses with no framework to guide practice outcomes or evidence supporting the level of qualific...
  8. European neonatal intensive care nursing research priorities: an e-Delphi study.

    Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Ne... 100(1):F66 (2015) PMID 25260359

    This study aimed to identify and prioritise neonatal intensive care nursing research topics across Europe using an e-Delphi technique. An e-Delphi technique with three questionnaire rounds was performed. Qualitative responses of round one were analysed by content analysis and research statements...
  9. Psychometric evaluation of the Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scales.

    Journal of Nursing Care Quality 30(1):84 (2015) PMID 25098915

    This study tested the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scales through factor analysis with 659 medical and surgical inpatients. One factor was found for the Scale Satisfaction and 4 factors for the Scale Experiences: Carelessness, Emotiona...
  10. An analysis of Australian graduate critical care nurse education.

    Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nurs... 22(1):71 (2015) PMID 26285411

    Preparation of specialist critical care nurses in Australia is at graduate level, although there remains considerable variation in courses offered in relation to qualification, content, assessment and outcomes. As higher education providers must now comply with the Australian Qualifications Fram...
  11. Effect of nonnutritive sucking and oral stimulation on feeding performance in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial.

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15(7):608 (2014) PMID 24977689

    To evaluate the effectiveness of nonnutritive sucking (NNS) and oral stimulation (OS), either applied alone or in combination, to reduce the transition time from tube feeding to independent oral feeding. Randomized controlled trial. A 40-bed neonatal ICU in a university hospital in the People's ...
  12. Developing and Testing the Standard of Practice and Evaluation of Critical-Care-Nursing Tool (SPECT) for Critical Care Nursing Practice.

    The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 45(7):312 (2014) PMID 24972098

    Nurses working in critical care often undertake specialty education. There are no uniform practice outcomes for critical care programs, and consumer input to practice standards has been lacking. A structured multiphase project was undertaken to develop practice standards and an assessment tool i...
  13. An electronic delphi study to establish pediatric intensive care nursing research priorities in twenty European countries*.

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15(5):e206 (2014) PMID 24717903

    To identify and to establish research priorities for pediatric intensive care nursing science across Europe. A modified three-round electronic Delphi technique was applied. Questionnaires were translated into seven different languages. European PICUs. The participants included pediatric intensiv...
  14. What's new in ICU visiting policies: can we continue to keep the doors closed?

    Intensive Care Medicine 40(5):730 (2014) PMID 24687297

  15. South African critical care nurses' views on end-of-life decision-making and practices.

    Nursing In Critical Care 19(1):9 (2014) PMID 24400605

    Care of patients at the end-of-life (EOL) may be influenced by the experiences, attitudes and beliefs of nurses involved in their direct care. To investigate South African critical care nurses' experiences and perceptions of EOL care. Cross-sectional survey. South African critical care nurses co...
  16. Using a web-based survey tool to undertake a Delphi study: application for nurse education research.

    Nurse Education Today 33(11):1322 (2013) PMID 23510701

    The Internet is increasingly being used as a data collection medium to access research participants. This paper reports on the experience and value of using web-survey software to conduct an eDelphi study to develop Australian critical care course graduate practice standards. The eDelphi techniq...
  17. The shortened EMpowerment of PArents in THe Intensive Care 30 questionnaire adequately measured parent satisfaction in pediatric intensive care units.

    Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 66(9):1045 (2013) PMID 23790723

    To shorten and validate the EMpowerment of PArents in THe Intensive Care (EMPATHIC) questionnaire of optimal length to measure satisfaction of parents whose child has been admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). A total of 3,354 (55.4%) parents in eight PICUs completed the 65-item EM...
  18. Health consumers' experiences in Australian critical care units: postgraduate nurse education implications.

    Nursing In Critical Care 18(2):93 (2013) PMID 23419185

    To explore critical care patients and families experiences and seek their input into nurses' postgraduate educational preparation and practice. There is an inconsistency in the expected standard of practice to 'qualify' Australian critical care nurses. There has also been a lack of health consum...
  19. A review of critical care nursing staffing, education and practice standards.

    Australian Critical Care 25(4):224 (2012) PMID 22306291

    The aim of this paper is to review the differences and similarities in critical care nursing staffing, education and practice standards in the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia. A university library discovery catalogue, Science Direct, Scopus databases and professional websites were sear...
  20. Development and validation of a neonatal intensive care parent satisfaction instrument.

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 13(5):554 (2012) PMID 22460771

    To develop and test the psychometric properties of the EMPATHIC-N (EMpowerment of PArents in THe Intensive Care-Neonatology) questionnaire measuring parent satisfaction. A psychometric study testing the reliability and validity of a parent satisfaction questionnaire by applying confirmatory fact...