Cancer Nursing Research
The cancer nursing research program at the University of Melbourne exists to develop new and translate existing knowledge into practice to enhance the experience and outcomes of people affected by cancer.
- Benefits of home-based rehabilitation in lung cancer
- Communication skills: Consumer led training modules for cancer health care workers
- Defining unmet needs of haematology survivors
- Development of a tailored supportive care intervention for women living with advanced breast cancer
- Development of an online education resource to improve nursing care of older people with cancer
- Having the conversation: Embedding advanced care planning (ACP) into the care of older patients having major cancer surgery
- M-Health: Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of a smartphone App to reduce unmet needs and distress in people with cancer (ACE): a randomized controlled trial
- Maligant wounds: Establishing a platform of knowledge for future practice oriented research
- Multidisciplinary care for women with metastatic breast cancer
- Promoting excellent cancer pain management at a comprehensive cancer centre in Victoria
- RCT of RT for low risk luminal A breast cancer
- The development of a nurse-sensitive, cancer care complexity index
- The Women's Wellness after Cancer Program
Centre for Psychiatric Nursing
The CPN recognises research and practice development as crucial to the articulation and ongoing development of psychiatric nursing.
- A history of psychiatric nursing in Victoria, Australia
- Developing clinical practice guidelines for violence risk assessment at triage
- Identifying the right patient: Nurse and patient perspectives on how to verify patient identity during medication administration
- Improving the Safety of Psychiatric Consumers
- Measuring the therapeutic optimism of mental health nurses
- Patterns & Trends: Vietnamese Alcohol Survey
- Undergraduate Nursing Students' experience of the psychiatric/mental health nursing placement
Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
The major area of emphasis of this program of work relates to the development of interventions for optimising the safety and quality of care provided to patients in emergency and critical care environments.
- Evaluating the effect of an evidence-based protocol on the safety of ED discharge processes
- Improving the continuity and quality of care for people who frequently attend ED
- Predicting unscheduled return to the ED resulting in subsequent hospitalization
- Screening for Prevalence of Illicit Toxins in the emergency department
Infant, Child and Adolescent Health
The University of Melbourne’s Infant Child and Adolescent Health research program is based within the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and lead by the RCH Nursing Research team. This team leads a significant program of research engagement that contributes to improved clinical outcomes for RCH patients and families.
The mental health nursing research program at the University of Melbourne investigates nursing practice with the aim of developing new knowledge and translating existing knowledge, to improve the experience and outcomes for people who are dealing with mental health problems.
Skin Integrity and Wound Care
The wound care research program at the University of Melbourne is designed to advance scientific and clinical evidence to improve the prediction, prevention and management of wounds. The program specifically focuses on the translation of research findings into improvements in clinical practice.
- A cluster randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of silicone foam interface dressings in the prevention of facility acquired pressure injuries in the aged care sector (National)
- A prospective randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of the Mepilex border interface dressings in preventing operating room derived pressure injuries (USA)
- A randomised controlled trial of the prevention of medical device related pressure injuries in critically ill ICU patients
- Pressure injury prevention in aged care
- Prevalence of operating room developed pressure injuries
- Self-treatment of chronic wounds
- The cost-effectiveness of silicone dressings in the prevention of pressure injuries in aged care
- The developmental trajectory of lower limb lymphoedema following gynaecological cancer surgery
- The diagnostic accuracy of high frequency ultrasound in patients with lower limb lymphoedema