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Stephens, Moira Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Nursing
  • UOW Scholar - SMAH 2016 -
  • Academic Integrity Officer - SMAH 2016 -

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Illness experience; qualitative research;cancer nursing;person-centredness;practice development methodologies

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


  • This research informed the development of professional practice standards to guide the role of nurses employed in general practices across Australia. These standards impact the profession in a number of ways. Firstly, they provide a framework for tertiary institutions to develop curricula and assess student performance. Secondly, they communicate the nurses’ scope of practice to other health professionals, stakeholders such as employers and consumers. Finally, they can be used to assess an individuals’ competence to practice either as part of regular renewals of practice certification, after breaks of service or in professional conduct disputes.<br /><br />Defining the full extent of the nurses’ scope of practice in general practice is a key strategy to reducing the role confusion and ambiguity that has been reported amongst this group of nurses. Providing clarity for health professionals, consumers, policy makers, academics and the nurses themselves provides a powerful tool to optimizing the nurses’ role in this setting. This has the potential to not only improve service delivery by ensuring that nurses work to their full scope of practice but also improve job satisfaction, recruitment and retention of nurses.

Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Values, Nursing Students and person-Centred Care: A Participatory Inquiry. Antoniou, Carolyn
    Doctor of Philosophy Developing a Primary Health Care Workforce: Understanding Perceptions of a PHC Career Path Calma, Kaara Ray
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Do Psychiatric Service Dogs (mindDogs) Improve Physical, Clinical, Social and Emotional Outcomes for People with Mental Health Issues? A Mixed Methods Study. Davenport, Chez
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A mixed method study to assess Nurses; Knowledge, Attitudes and culture influence toward End of Life Care Pain Management in Saudi Arabia Alshammari, Fares

Scopus Id




  • 7201575099" title="Scopus ID Link" target="_blank">

    7201575099

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Illness experience; qualitative research;cancer nursing;person-centredness;practice development methodologies

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


  • This research informed the development of professional practice standards to guide the role of nurses employed in general practices across Australia. These standards impact the profession in a number of ways. Firstly, they provide a framework for tertiary institutions to develop curricula and assess student performance. Secondly, they communicate the nurses’ scope of practice to other health professionals, stakeholders such as employers and consumers. Finally, they can be used to assess an individuals’ competence to practice either as part of regular renewals of practice certification, after breaks of service or in professional conduct disputes.<br /><br />Defining the full extent of the nurses’ scope of practice in general practice is a key strategy to reducing the role confusion and ambiguity that has been reported amongst this group of nurses. Providing clarity for health professionals, consumers, policy makers, academics and the nurses themselves provides a powerful tool to optimizing the nurses’ role in this setting. This has the potential to not only improve service delivery by ensuring that nurses work to their full scope of practice but also improve job satisfaction, recruitment and retention of nurses.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Values, Nursing Students and person-Centred Care: A Participatory Inquiry. Antoniou, Carolyn
    Doctor of Philosophy Developing a Primary Health Care Workforce: Understanding Perceptions of a PHC Career Path Calma, Kaara Ray
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Do Psychiatric Service Dogs (mindDogs) Improve Physical, Clinical, Social and Emotional Outcomes for People with Mental Health Issues? A Mixed Methods Study. Davenport, Chez
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A mixed method study to assess Nurses; Knowledge, Attitudes and culture influence toward End of Life Care Pain Management in Saudi Arabia Alshammari, Fares

Scopus Id




  • 7201575099" title="Scopus ID Link" target="_blank">

    7201575099
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