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Kenneth Walsh

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Kenneth Walsh

Professor of Translational Research in Nursing and Midwifery

Advocate House, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 7375 (phone)

+61 3 6324 3952 (fax)

kenneth.walsh@utas.edu.au

Biography

Professor Walsh began his nursing career over 35 years ago. Initially qualifying as a mental health nurse, he went on to work in community psychiatric nursing and group and individual therapy. After completing general nursing training in 1986 he commenced a career in nursing education.

Since 1999 Professor Walsh has held joint university and health service appointments in Australia and New Zealand with a focus on practice development, knowledge translation, developing effective person centred cultures and clinically relevant research. His research and practice development initiatives have seen him working closely with nurses and other clinicians and having a tangible presence in practice.

Teaching

Research, Practice development, Mental health nursing, Evidence Based Practice (including knowledge translation)

Teaching expertise

Professor Walsh has extensive experience in university level learning and teaching. He has been teaching nursing since 1986 and has developed, co-coordinated and taught postgraduate courses in three universities and in collaboration with three large health services in Australia and New Zealand.

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Research Themes

Professor Walsh's research interests align with the University theme of Better Health, in the area of health service improvement. His interests include, clinical research, knowledge translation and the development of effective person-centred cultures. He is known for his work in understanding the social factors involved in knowledge translation and the development of practical tools for practice change. Prof Walsh is the leader for the sub theme of Healthcare and Support Services.

Fields of Research

  • Nursing (111099)
  • Mental Health Nursing (111005)
  • Aged Care Nursing (111001)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Clinical Sciences (110399)
  • Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) (111002)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Preventive Medicine (111716)
  • Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative) (111004)
  • Quality Management (150313)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (111502)
  • Causes and Prevention of Crime (160201)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
  • Emergency Medicine (110305)
  • Applied Immunology (incl. Antibody Engineering, Xenotransplantation and T-cell Therapies) (110702)
  • Social and Community Psychology (170113)
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice (111503)
  • Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases (110904)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Journalism Studies (190301)
  • Health Care Administration (111709)
  • Tumour Immunology (110709)
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy) (110321)
  • Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) (110319)

Research Objectives

  • Nursing (920210)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Health (929999)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Teaching and Instruction (930299)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Families and Family Services (940112)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Nervous System and Disorders (920111)
  • Learner Development (930103)
  • Management and Productivity (910499)
  • Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) (920599)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Diabetes (920104)
  • Skin and Related Disorders (920117)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture (970120)
  • Health Inequalities (920206)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)

Publications

Total publications

59

Journal Article

(50 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Bingham S, Walsh K, Ford K, 'Reshaping perioperative nursing practice to get the job done: A constructivist grounded theory study', Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia, 31, (1) pp. 19-29. ISSN 1448-7535 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bingham S; Ford K

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2018Sim J, Crookes P, Walsh K, Halcomb E, 'Measuring the outcomes of nursing practice: A Delphi study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27, (1-2) pp. e368-e378. ISSN 0962-1067 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13971 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Walsh K, Doherty K, Andersen L, Bingham S, Crookes P, et al., ''Just Imagine That ': A solution focused approach to doctoral research supervision in health and social care', International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 30, (1) pp. 161-171. ISSN 1812-9129 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Doherty K; Bingham S

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2018Sykes P, Norris I, Cook M, Woods A, Boughton R, et al., 'Mealtime assistance... from chaos to calm: A collaborative best practice implementation project', Journal of Nursing Care Quality pp. 1-6. ISSN 1057-3631 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000352 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Walsh K, Ford K, Morley C, McLeod E, McKenzie D, et al., 'The development and implementation of a participatory and solution-focused framework for clinical research: a case example', Collegian, 24, (4) pp. 331-338. ISSN 1322-7696 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2016.06.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Ford K; Morley C; Chalmers L; Peterson G

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2017Harris J, Walsh K, Dodds S, 'Are Contact Precautions ethically justifiable in contemporary hospital care?', Nursing Ethics pp. 1-14. ISSN 0969-7330 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0969733017709335 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Harris J

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2016Morley C, McLeod E, McKenzie D, Ford K, Walsh K, et al., 'Reducing dose omission of prescribed medications in the hospital setting: a narrative review', Drugs and Therapy Perspectives, 32, (5) pp. 203-208. ISSN 1172-0360 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40267-016-0289-2 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Morley C; Ford K; Chalmers L; Peterson G

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2016Sykes PK, Walsh K, Darcey CM, Hawkins HL, McKenzie DS, et al., 'Prevention of venous thromboembolism amongst patients in an acute tertiary referral teaching public hospital: a best practice implementation project', International journal of evidence-based healthcare, 14, (2) pp. 64-73. ISSN 1744-1595 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/XEB.0000000000000083 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1

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2016Walsh K, 'Compassion, prejudice, and mental health nursing: 14years on', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25 pp. 1-2. ISSN 1445-8330 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/inm.12173 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Walsh K, 'Perspectives: Nursing, ethics, human rights and asylum seekers: an Antipodean perspective on 2015', Journal of Research in Nursing, 20, (8) pp. 741-745. ISSN 1744-9871 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1177/1744987115619798 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2016Walsh K, Bothe J, Edgar D, Beaven G, Burgess B, et al., 'Investigating the role of Clinical Nurse Consultants in one health district from multiple stakeholder perspectives: A cooperative inquiry', Contemporary Nurse, 51, (2-3) pp. 171-187. ISSN 1037-6178 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10376178.2016.1169936 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2016Walsh K, Campbell S, Ashby M, Procter S, 'Public anxiety and health policy: A psychodynamic perspective', Social Theory & Health, 14, (4) pp. 493-509. ISSN 1477-8211 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1057/sth.2016.5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Campbell S; Ashby M

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2016Kornhaber R, Walsh K, Duff J, Walker K, 'Enhancing adult therapeutic interpersonal relationships in the acute health care setting: an integrative review', Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 9 pp. 537-546. ISSN 1178-2390 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/JMDH.S116957 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Kornhaber R; Duff J; Walker K

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2014McCauley K, Cross W, Moss C, Walsh K, Schofield C, et al., 'What does practice development (PD) offer mental health-care contexts? A comparative case study of PD methods and outcomes', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21, (8) pp. 724-737. ISSN 1351-0126 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jpm.12134 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Handley C

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2013Crookes K, Crookes PA, Walsh K, 'Meaningful and engaging teaching techniques for student nurses: A literature review', Nurse Education in Practice, 13, (4) pp. 239-243. ISSN 1471-5953 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2013.04.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23

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2013Tillott S, Walsh K, Moxham L, 'Encouraging engagement at work to improve retention', Nursing Management, 19, (10) pp. 27-31. ISSN 1354-5760 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7748/nm2013.03.19.10.27.e697 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

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2013Walsh K, Andersen P, 'Group Facilitation as Hermeneutic Practice', Group Facilitation: a research & application journal, 12 pp. 15-20. ISSN 1534-5653 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Donsante J, Edgar D, Gill L, Thomson C, Williamson M, et al., 'Practice development for midwifery education: An innovative way forward', Nurse Education in Practice, 13, (1) pp. 68-72. ISSN 1471-5953 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2012.08.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2012Andersen P, Inoue K, Walsh K, 'An animated model for facilitating understanding of Grounded Theory and the processes used to generate substantive theory', Journal of Research in Nursing, 18, (8) pp. 734-743. ISSN 1744-9871 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1744987111434188 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2012McKillop A, Crisp J, Walsh K, 'Practice guidelines need to address the 'how' and the 'what' of implementation', Primary health care research & development, 13, (1) pp. 48-59. ISSN 1477-1128 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1463423611000405 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18

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2012Mckillop A, Crisp J, Walsh K, 'Barriers and Enablers to Implementation of a New Zealand-Wide Guideline for Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk in Primary Health Care: A Template Analysis', Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 9, (3) pp. 159-171. ISSN 1545-102X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6787.2011.00233.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5

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2012Walsh K, 'Quantitative vs qualitative research: A false dichotomy', Journal of Research in Nursing, 17, (1) pp. 9-11. ISSN 1744-9871 (2012) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1177/1744987111432053 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2012Walsh K, Kitson A, Cross W, Thoms D, Thorton A, et al., 'A conversation about practice development and knowledge translation as mechanisms to align the academic and clinical contexts for the advancement of nursing practice', Collegian, 19, (2) pp. 67-75. ISSN 1322-7696 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2012.02.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Campbell SJ

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2011Walsh K, Crisp J, Moss C, 'Psychodynamic perspectives on organizational change and their relevance to Transformational Practice Development', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 17, (2) pp. 205-212. ISSN 1322-7114 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2011.01926.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

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2010Moss C, Walsh K, Mitchell J, 'Plotting care: A modelling technique for visioning nursing practice in current and future contexts', Contemporary Nurse, 35, (2) pp. 188-201. ISSN 1037-6178 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5172/conu.2010.35.2.188 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2010Walsh K, Moss C, 'Blending practice development methods with social science research: an example of pushing new practice research boundaries', Journal of Research in Nursing, 15, (2) pp. 117-134. ISSN 1744-9871 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1744987109357809 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2009Duke J, Mcbride-Henry K, Walsh K, Foureur M, 'The expectations of two New Zealand health services of the role of Clinical Chairs in nursing and midwifery', Contemporary Nurse, 31, (2) pp. 129-141. ISSN 1037-6178 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5172/conu.673.31.2.129 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2009Moss C, Walsh K, 'Solving the puzzle. Caring for older people in ED', Australian nursing journal, 16, (7) pp. 34. ISSN 1320-3185 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

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2009Walsh K, Jordan Z, Apolloni L, 'The problematic art of conversation: Communication and health practice evolution', Practice Development in Health Care, 8, (3) pp. 166-179. ISSN 1475-9861 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/pdh.288 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2008Walsh K, Moss C, Lawless J, McKelvie R, Duncan L, 'Puzzling practice: A strategy for working with clinical practice issues', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 14, (2) pp. 94-100. ISSN 1322-7114 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2008.00671.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 12

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2008Moss C, Walsh K, Jordan Z, Macdonald L, 'The impact of practice development in an emergency department: A pluralistic evaluation', Practice Development in Health Care, 7, (2) pp. 93-107. ISSN 1475-9861 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/pdh.252 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

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2007Brown S, Fitzgerald MA, Walsh K, 'Delirium dichotomy: A review of recent literature', Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for The Australian Nursing Profession, 26, (2) pp. 238-247. ISSN 1037-6178 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5172/conu.2007.26.2.238 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Fitzgerald MA

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2007King S, Walsh K, ''I think PCA is great, but . . .'-surgical nurses' perceptions of patient-controlled analgesia', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 13, (5) pp. 276-283. ISSN 1322-7114 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2007.00638.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2007Walsh K, Duke J, Foureur M, MacDonald L, 'Designing an effective evaluation plan: A tool for understanding and planning evaluations for complex nursing contexts', Contemporary Nurse, 25, (1-2) pp. 136-145. ISSN 1037-6178 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5172/conu.2007.25.1-2.136 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2007Walsh K, 'On equilibrium: reflections on practice development and the philosophy of John Ralston Saul', Nursing philosophy : an international journal for healthcare professionals, 8, (3) pp. 201-209. ISSN 1466-7681 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-769X.2007.00314.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2006Walsh K, 'Reason, commonsense and imagination in the service of our shared humanity', Contemporary nurse : a journal for the Australian nursing profession., 21, (1) pp. 1-3. ISSN 1037-6178 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2004McAllister M, Walsh K, 'Different voices: reviewing and revising the politics of working with consumers in mental health', International journal of mental health nursing, 13, (1) pp. 22-32. ISSN 1445-8330 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2004.00305.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 26

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2004Wilson A, Averis A, Walsh K, 'The scope of private practice nursing in an Australian sample', Public Health Nursing, 21, (5) pp. 488-494. ISSN 0737-1209 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.0737-1209.2004.021511.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2003Fitzgerald MA, Pearson A, Walsh K, Long L, Heinrich N, 'Patterns of nursing: a review of nursing in a large metropolitan hospital', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 12, (3) pp. 326-332. ISSN 0962-1067 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2702.2003.00782.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Fitzgerald MA

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2003McAllister M, Walsh K, 'CARE: A framework for mental health practice', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 10, (1) pp. 39-48. ISSN 1351-0126 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2850.2003.00551.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18

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2003Walsh K, Nicholson J, Keough C, Pridham R, Kramer M, et al., 'Development of a group model of clinical supervision to meet the needs of a community mental health nursing team', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 9, (1) pp. 33-39. ISSN 1322-7114 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-172X.2003.00400.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24

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2003Wilson A, Averis A, Walsh K, 'The influences on and experiences of becoming nurse entrepreneurs: A delphi study', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 9, (4) pp. 236-245. ISSN 1322-7114 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-172X.2003.00426.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22

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2002Pearson A, Fitzgerald MA, Walsh K, 'Nurses' views on competency indicators for Australian nursing', Collegian, 9, (1) pp. 36-40. ISSN 1322-7696 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60043-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15

Co-authors: Fitzgerald MA

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2002Pearson A, Fitzgerald MA, Walsh K, Borbasi S, 'Continuing competence and the regulation of nursing practice', Journal of Nursing Management, 10, (6) pp. 357-364. ISSN 0966-0429 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2834.2002.00339.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24

Co-authors: Fitzgerald MA

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2002Walsh K, 'Compassion, prejudice and mental health nursing', International journal of mental health nursing, 11, (2) pp. 69. ISSN 1445-8330 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2002Walsh K, Kowanko I, 'Nurses' and patients' perceptions of dignity', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 8, (3) pp. 143-151. ISSN 1322-7114 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-172X.2002.00355.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 98

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2002Walsh K, McAllister M, Morgan A, 'Using reflective practice processes to identify practice change issues in an aged care service', Nurse Education in Practice, 2, (4) pp. 230-236. ISSN 1471-5953 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S1471-5953(02)00023-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2001Pearson A, Baker H, Walsh K, Fitzgerald MA, 'Contemporary nurses' uniforms - history and traditions', Journal of Nursing Management, 9, (3) pp. 147-152. ISSN 0966-0429 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2834.2001.00207.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23

Co-authors: Fitzgerald MA

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2001Pearson A, Robertson-Malt S, Walsh K, Fitzgerald MA, 'Intensive care nurses' experiences of caring for brain dead organ donor patients', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 10, (1) pp. 132-139. ISSN 0962-1067 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2702.2001.00447.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Fitzgerald MA

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2000Pearson A, Fitzgerald MA, Walsh K, 'Gerontological Nursing: Jack and Jill of all Trades and Master or Mistress of None? ', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 19, (4) pp. 160-164. ISSN 1440-6381 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Fitzgerald MA

Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Walsh K, Cross W, 'Depression: Classification, Culture and the Westernisation of Mental Illness', Mood Disorders, InTech, Nese Kocabasoglu (ed), Croatia, pp. 47-58. ISBN 978-953-51-0959-4 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.5772/54176 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Crookes P, Walsh K, Brown A, 'Processes of change in bureaucratic environments', Transitions in Nursing. Preparing for Professional Practice, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Australia, Esther Chang and John Daly (ed), Australia, pp. 95-110. ISBN 9780729540827 (2012) [Revised Book Chapter]

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2012Cross W, Walsh K, 'Star shots: Stigma, self disclosure and celebrity in bipolar disorder', Bipolar Disorder - A Portrait of a Complex Mood Disorder, InTech, Jarrett Barnhill (ed), Croatia, pp. 221-236. ISBN 978-953-51-0002-7 (2012) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.5772/31966 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015McKenzie D, Gordon-Croal S, Morley C, Chalmers L, Walsh K, et al., ''Nurse I made a change: A novel approach to promoting communication regarding medication orders', Medicines Management 2015: The 41st SHPA National Conference, 3-6 December, 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 183. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chalmers L; Peterson GM

2015Morley C, McKenzie D, Ford K, McLeod E, Peterson GM, et al., 'Improving patient outcomes by reducing harm from omitted and duplicated medicines in hospital', Sustainable Healthcare Transformation: International Conference on Health System Innovation, 18-20 March, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Morley C; Ford K; Peterson GM; Chalmers L

2015Walsh K, Ford K, van Dam PJ, 'Human relationship skills for redesign: Understanding our shared humanity', Sustainable Healthcare Transformation, International Conference on Health system Innovation, 18 - 20 March, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 140. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: van Dam PJ

2014McKee A, Poole S, Schofield C, Walsh K, Harris DM, 'Using Practice development to promote recovery; a Tasmanian experience', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 7-9 October 2014, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 25. ISSN 1445-8330 (2014) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1111/inm.12104 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Schofield C; Harris DM

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Lucas PV, Winter RE, Hughes CJ, Walsh K, 'Increasing Men's Awareness of the Effects on Children Exposed to Family and Domestic Violence', Family Violence Men's Education Project Final Report, The Salvation Army and the University of Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-92. (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Lucas PV; Winter RE; Hughes CJ

2014Simpson H, Duers L, Rankin J, McFadyen J, Campbell SJ, et al., 'Health Benchmarking Project Final Report', University of Tasmania and University of the West of Scotland, pp. 1-45. (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Campbell SJ; Stirling CM; Ford K; Geraghty DP; Williams AD; Eri RD; Robinson AL; Miller AB; Cross M; McKay AJ; Sondermeyer J; Elmer SL; Cooper JF; Booth S

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

7

Total funding

$1,478,204

Projects

Reducing frequency of emergency assistance and hospitalisation for acute hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia in Tasmania: the development of an inter-service referral pathway (2018 - 2020)$130,000
Description
Acute complications of Diabetes Mellitus such as, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar State, Hypoglycaemia requiring emergency assistance, are Potentially Preventable Hospitalisations (PPH) and have been associated with significant economic cost and long term morbidity and mortality. In Tasmanian 2015-16, diabetes is ranked as one of the top conditions which made up 9.2% of all PPH. Further scoping of diabetes PPH in Southern Tasmania, by utilising Ambulance Tasmania (AT) and THS emergency department data for presentations from 2013-2017, has highlighted that diabetes related call outs have increased by 10% (413 in 2013 to 459 in 2017). In addition age categories most likely to utilise ambulance service is between 60-80 year olds. For patients who had experienced a severe hypoglycaemic event and were attended to by AT, 27 % (2017) - 45%(2013) were treated at the scene and not transported to hospital. Reoccurrences in AT call outs for both hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia is a common theme. Twenty percent of patients (over a 4 consecutive years) had 2 or more AT call outs and the highest frequency was 21 times. The data confirms that the growing number of emergency attendances for acute complications is commensurate with the growing prevalence of diabetes. The data shows similar finding to international and national literature where substantial utilisation of prehospital services for PPH diabetes complications occurs. Consensus is that further research into opportunities for prevention, as well as optimal management in the prehospital environment and across tiers of the health care is necessary to curtail this ongoing trend. The further scoping for this project has identified gaps in communication between providers. Currently in Tasmania there is gaps in continuity in communication of care between prehospital care and primary/secondary care providers. For example AT uses a Criterion and Assessment Led (CAL) Protocol for treatment of diabetes related conditions. See and treat protocols utilised by ambulance crews for subacute and non-acute health needs provide an alternative, effective pathway and diversion to emergency departments. For patients attended and treated in the home by AT, the pathway stops at the end of the episode of care. Consequently, there is no continuity in communication or care between ambulance service provision and primary and secondary care providers. There is also a question as to post ED admissions if patients are followed up with primary/secondary care providers. Gaps in communication reduce the likelihood of a patient having access and an opportunity for provider (primary/secondary) and patient interaction to reduce the risk of recurrent diabetes acute complications.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($130,000)
Scheme
SoPI & TRDF Grants Program
Administered By
Tasmanian Heath Service
Research Team
Woods M; Clarkson-Fletcher M; McDermott M; Burgess JR; Walsh K
Period
2018 - 2020
Engaging men who use violence (2017)$60,031
Description
The Engaging Men who Use Violence project, previously undertaken with the Salvation Army, clearly identified that there are very few resources that specifically address men's violence and the impact of family violence on children. There are also no specific targeted media or social marketing campaigns that address the positive father/child relationship; promote positive fathering; and educate the community on the effect that violence can have on children. The Salvation Army has been granted $60,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services to develop these resources. The DADS FOR KIDS Project will develop:a training module in consultation with key stakeholders and the community to raise awareness of the impact of men's violence on children. The resources will have the potential for national application and make a significant impact to intervene early to break the inter-generational cycle of family violence. The project will use a multifaceted approach to integrate evidence-based approaches on how to change men's violent behaviour. innovative and multi-purpose resourcesan innovative and 'catchy' video clip (separately funded) and resources will be developed for different media platforms including television commercials, web-based services and social media as part of a multimedia resource kit. This includes the design of multi-media strategies and development of best-practice training modules. a Community of Practice with existing services working with men, fathers and families, and a Final Report including recommendations to inform policy development, national action plans and implementation of translational research findings into practice.
Funding
Department of Social Services ($60,031)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Walsh K; Hughes CJ; Winter RE; Lucas PV
Year
2017
Wound Registry (2016 - 2018)$1,129,850
Description
To develop a wound management database that enables the collection and analysis of Australian data concerning the prevalence of various types of wounds, as well as details about how these wounds are being managed/treated.
Funding
Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre ($1,129,850)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bindoff IK; Kinsman LD; Gee PR; Ling TR; Walsh K; Kornhaber RA; O'Brien JA; Gibb Michelle; Scott Juliet
Period
2016 - 2018
Engaging Men who Use Violence (2015)$50,000
Description
The project will involve a novel approach to changing the behaviour of violent men by educating them on the impact of witnessing and experiencing violence on their children
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($50,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Salvation Army (Tas)
Research Team
Kuilenburg N; Walsh K; Hughes CJ; Winter RE
Year
2015
The Heart of Nursing (2015)$6,165
Description
The role of the nurse in healthcare has changed significantly over recent decades with a blurring of the hierarchical barriers between doctors and nurses. Nurses have greater education, autonomy and expertise than ever before but the media continue to portray nurses through stereotypes. The Heart of Nursing project seeks to increase the understanding of how care is enacted in encounters between nurses and the nursed. It will investigate the way nurses view their role and explore the impact of public storytelling on this vision from the perspective of the nurse, the nursed, and the audience.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,165)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Goc NE; Walsh K; McLeod K; Cummings EA
Year
2015
Getting the job done. Ways of working in perioperative nursing: implications for patient safety and practice (2015 - 2018)$20,000
Description
Research project in partial fulfilment of PhD. Aim of the project is to explore the antecedents, attributes and consequences of the different ways of working in perioperative nursing.
Funding
Australian College of Operating Room Nurses ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Walsh K; Ford K; Bingham S
Period
2015 - 2018
Right Time Every time - Improving Patient Outcomes by Reducing harm from omitted and duplicated medicines in hospital. (2014)$82,158
Description
Aim to reduce the incidence of omitted or delayed and duplicated administration of medications in order to reduce associated adverse outcomes. Study will identify critical medicines where timeliness of administration is crucial, review and assess the supply of medicines within and out of hours, designp rocess to provide procedures to minimise omitted, delayed and duplicated medicines, education and marketing program, assssment of medication error rates pre and post the study. Study to take place in THO South
Funding
University of Tasmania ($82,158)
Scheme
vTAHSP Demonstration Projects
Administered By
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania
Research Team
McKenzie D; Ford K; McLeod Erin; Peterson GM; Walsh K; Chalmers L
Year
2014

Research Supervision

Current

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Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDMedical Emergency Teams improving communication between critical care and the wards2015
PhDPromoting a recovery focused service in a long term mental health unit by including the individual, professionals and managers2015
PhDCatheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) among long term catheter users living in the community2015
PhDPilot program: Implementing a survivorship program to identify and manage quality of life adverse events in the ongoing care of patients with lung cancer2015
PhDWhether Traditionally Accepted Infection Prevention and Control Isolation Precautions Are Ethical and Justifiable in the Contemporary Australian Healthcare System2015
PhDDoes Strengths-Based Training for Mental Health Professionals and Managers, Improve Personal Recovery Outcomes for Service Users with Serious Mental Illness?2015
PhDGood Clinicians Don't Necessarily Make Good Managers...Do They?2016
PhDProgram for Change: Stream-lining hospital services in Tasmania2016
PhDThe Experience and Impact of Interstate Acute Care and Rehabilitation on Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Tasmanian Residents2016
PhDA Comparison of Family and Sibling Functioning Prior to, and Following Diagnosis of, Gender Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDReshaping Practice to Get the Job Done: A constructivist grounded theory study of ways of working in perioperative nursing
Candidate: Sharon Mary Bingham
2017
MastersTranslating Evidence Into Practice: A case study on the prevention of venous thromboembolism using the Joanna Briggs Institute model of evidence-based health care
Candidate: Pamela Kathleen Sykes
2015