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Fran McInerney

UTAS Home Adjunct Professor Fran McInerney

Fran McInerney

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Room 421F (Level 4) , MS1

+61 3 6226 2595 (phone)

fran.mcinerney@utas.edu.au

One might not expect a professor specialising in dementia studies to be stopped in the streets, but Dr Fran McInerney has been. This is part indicator of her successes as an educator, and partly of the extent to which Australians are focused on the growing concerns raised by dementia diseases in our ageing population, with dementia now the second leading cause of death.

One might also be surprised to hear someone deeply involved in this field to describe their work in terms of exhilaration and joy, and to hear the passionate conviction with which they say this. Dr McInerney does. ‘It’s been a dream come true – the work of my life. It’s been the most meaningful thing I’ve ever done.’

Dementia affects all the world’s peoples. The terminal condition has a distressing course that is difficult for those with the condition, their families and carers. ‘This is going to touch everyone,’ says Dr McInerney. ‘It’s a thing we will all have to face.’ Her own father and aunt had dementia, and ‘after four years caring for them, I understood the lived experience of how hard it is to be a carer and to navigate the system. It was challenging for me despite my expertise.’

Dr McInerney considers her most important research to be educative. She’s been instrumental in creating three dementia-centred tools in collaboration with the Wicking Centre, to increase people’s knowledge about the condition. One is a discussion tool to help those in aged care facilities – staff and families – talk about dementia and death and dying. ‘We’ve used it a lot in palliative care organisations in training sessions to do with older people. And we use it in academic teaching.’

The second tool is a survey to measure dementia literacy. ‘This has been administered once and is being further analysed and refined. Along with the dementia knowledge survey we have developed, it will direct the Australian Health Department’s development of dementia-related services. So far 5,500 people have completed it.’

Dr McInerney has also contributed to MOOCs – massive open online courses – about dementia, which have received local, national and international recognition.

The Understanding Dementia MOOC has been rated one of the top ten of all MOOCs, and number one of all health MOOCs in the world. ‘I’m very proud of it and it’s close to my heart,’ says Dr McInerney, who has also coordinated this course. It spans seven weeks of information with videos, chat rooms, games, evidence links, and quizzes. ‘It’s had one of the highest completion rates in the English-speaking world – over 40 per cent compared to an average 5 to 10 per cent.’

Over one hundred thousand people have completed the dementia MOOCs to date. MOOCs can have great impact since they are free to anyone, anywhere with internet access. At the end of these structured courses, participants receive a certificate of completion.

‘We also have a Preventing Dementia MOOC, which is five weeks long,’ says Dr McInerney. This has enormous potential since overall risk for dementia can be reduced by a whopping 30 percent through managing lifestyle choices.

Dr McInerney came to researching dementia care via a long career in nursing and education. ‘I’m a nurse and in my early career I worked in neurosurgery so was always interested in the brain. I went to do further study when nursing degrees became available in the 1980s, and I thought aged care would be an easy way to get the funding I needed.’ She laughs. ‘It was the hardest work I’ve ever done. It was so challenging and inspiring – and I got the aged care bug. Part of this was because of the complexity of needs that older people have: physical, psychological, social, and spiritual.’

Subsequently Dr McInerney became interested in how people live well and die well in institutional care. ‘Then I studied palliative care, with my particular interest being older people and their needs as death approaches. Of course, I was exposed to people with dementia, and this then became my focus.’

‘I’ve been at Wicking since 2014. I’m probably one of the happiest employees at UTAS. I’m able to work and also live in a place I love and with people I love. The range of colleagues I have is diverse, and we share the vision and drive to improve the quality of life of those with dementia, and to prevent the condition. Everyone is so excited and passionate about it. I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.

‘Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia so there is a great need. Wicking is a place where this is understood and embraced. UTAS is a very warm place to work, and a very creative place to work.’

General Responsibilities

Fran is a registered nurse with postgraduate qualifications in applied science, sociology and public health. Her clinical, education and research practice is located in the fields of aged and palliative care. She is the Understanding Dementia MOOC academic coordinator. Fran's research uses methods that enhance understandings of practice and practice change in health care. Prior to moving to Wicking in August 2014 she was Chair of Aged Care with the Australian Catholic University and Mercy Health in Melbourne.

Research Interests

  • Dementia care
  • Palliative care
  • Social constructions of dementia
  • Health workers in aged care contexts
  • Qualitative methodologies

Research Projects and Roles

  • Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program
  • Dementia Knowledge Assessment Tool
  • Care Planning Dialogues with Family Members of People Living with Dementia

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Fields of Research

  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Aged care nursing (420502)
  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)
  • Nursing (420599)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Residential client care (420320)
  • Neurology and neuromuscular diseases (320905)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Nutrition and dietetics (321099)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Education assessment and evaluation (390402)
  • Geriatrics and gerontology (320210)
  • Ecology (310399)
  • Sociology (441099)
  • Social geography (440610)
  • Cultural studies (470299)
  • Health psychology (520304)
  • Medical ethics (500106)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development (390102)
  • Acute care (420501)
  • Public health nutrition (321005)
  • Sport and exercise nutrition (321006)
  • Autonomic nervous system (320901)
  • Special needs dentistry (320312)
  • Community and primary care (420503)
  • Algebra and number theory (490401)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing (450417)
  • Nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition (321003)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)

Research Objectives

  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Nursing (200307)
  • Palliative care (200309)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Provision of health and support services (200399)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Expanding knowledge in the health sciences (280112)
  • Teaching and instruction technologies (160304)
  • Nutrition (200410)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Pacific Peoples community services (210999)
  • Social structure and health (200207)
  • Native forests (260204)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • The media (130204)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
  • Ageing and older people (230102)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)
  • Policies and development (160205)
  • Health policy evaluation (200205)

Publications

Total publications

86

Journal Article

(51 outputs)
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2021Eccleston CE, Courtney-Pratt H, McInerney F, Johnstone A, Doherty K, 'Predictors of dementia knowledge in a rural general public sample', Australian Journal of Rural Health Article ePub ahead of print. ISSN 1038-5282 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12777 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Eccleston CE; Courtney-Pratt H; Doherty K

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2021Nguyen H, Doherty KV, Eccleston CEA, Bindoff I, Tierney L, et al., 'Consumer Access, Appraisal, and Application of Services and Information for Dementia (CAAASI-Dem): a validation study', Aging and Mental Health pp. 1-7. ISSN 1360-7863 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2021.1991277 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Nguyen H; Doherty KV; Eccleston CEA; Bindoff I; Tierney L; Mason R; Robinson A; Vickers J

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2021Nguyen H, Phan HT, Terry D, Doherty K, McInerney F, 'Impact of dementia literacy interventions for non-health-professionals: systematic review and meta-analysis', Aging and Mental Health pp. 1-15. ISSN 1360-7863 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2021.1884843 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nguyen H; Phan HT; Doherty K

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2020Doherty KV, Nguyen H, Eccleston CEA, Tierney L, Mason RL, et al., 'Measuring consumer access, appraisal and application of services and information for dementia (CAAASI-Dem): a key component of dementia literacy', BMC Geriatrics, 20 Article 484. ISSN 1471-2318 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12877-020-01891-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Doherty KV; Nguyen H; Eccleston CEA; Tierney L; Mason RL; Bindoff A; Robinson A; Vickers J

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2019Eccleston C, Doherty K, Bindoff A, Robinson A, Vickers J, et al., 'Building dementia knowledge globally through the Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)', npj Science of Learning, 4 Article 3. ISSN 2056-7936 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41539-019-0042-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Eccleston C; Doherty K; Bindoff A; Robinson A; Vickers J

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2019Mason R, Doherty K, Eccleston C, Annear M, Lo A, et al., 'General practitioners attitude and confidence scale for dementia (GPACS-D): confirmatory factor analysis and comparative subscale scores among GPs and supervisors', BMC Family Practice, 20 Article 6. ISSN 1471-2296 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12875-018-0896-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Mason R; Doherty K; Eccleston C; Lo A; Tierney L; Robinson A

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2018Lea EJ, Goldberg LR, Price AD, Tierney LT, McInerney FJ, 'Best intentions or best practice? A case study of the nutritional needs and outcomes of a person with dementia living in a residential aged care home', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 25, (1) Article e12692. ISSN 1322-7114 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12692 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lea EJ; Goldberg LR; Price AD; Tierney LT

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2018McInerney F, Doherty K, Bindoff A, Robinson A, Vickers J, 'How is palliative care understood in the context of dementia? Results from a massive open online course', Palliative medicine, 32, (3) pp. 594-602. ISSN 0269-2163 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0269216317743433 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Doherty K; Bindoff A; Robinson A; Vickers J

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2018Nguyen H, Terry D, Phan H, Vickers J, McInerney F, 'Communication training and its effects on carer and care-receiver outcomes in dementia settings: A systematic review', Journal of Clinical Nursing pp. 1-20. ISSN 0962-1067 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14697 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Nguyen H; Phan H; Vickers J

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2018Sellars M, Chung O, Nolte L, Tong A, Pond D, et al., 'Perspectives of people with dementia and carers on advance care planning and end-of-life care: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies', Palliative Medicine, 33, (3) pp. 274-290. ISSN 0269-2163 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0269216318809571 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 28

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2017Andrews S, McInerney F, Toye C, Parkinson CA, Robinson A, 'Knowledge of dementia: Do family members understand dementia as a terminal condition?', Dementia, 16, (5) pp. 556-575. ISSN 1471-3012 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1471301215605630 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Robinson A

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2017Annear MJ, Toye C, Elliott KJ, McInerney F, Eccleston C, et al., 'Dementia knowledge assessment scale (DKAS): confirmatory factor analysis and comparative subscale scores among an international cohort', BMC Geriatrics, 17 Article 168. ISSN 1471-2318 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12877-017-0552-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 41

Co-authors: Annear MJ; Toye C; Elliott KJ; Eccleston C; Robinson A

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2017Caddy-Retalic S, Andersen AN, Aspinwall MJ, Breed MF, Byrne M, et al., 'Bioclimatic transect networks: powerful observatories of ecological change', Ecology and Evolution, 7, (13) pp. 4607-4619. ISSN 2045-7758 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2995 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Steane DA

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2017Lea EJ, Goldberg LR, Price AD, Tierney LT, McInerney F, 'Staff awareness of food and fluid care needs for older people with dementia in residential care: A qualitative study', Journal of clinical nursing, 26, (23-24) pp. 5169-5178. ISSN 0962-1067 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14066 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

Co-authors: Lea EJ; Goldberg LR; Price AD; Tierney LT

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2017McInerney F, 'Dementia discourse - A rethink?', Dementia, 16, (4) pp. 409-412. ISSN 1471-3012 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1177/1471301217700535 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2016Annear MJ, Eccleston CE, McInerney FJ, Elliott K-EJ, Toye CM, et al., 'A new standard in dementia knowledge measurement: comparative validation of the Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale and the Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge Scale', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64, (6) pp. 1329-1334. ISSN 1532-5415 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14142 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Annear MJ; Eccleston CE; Elliott K-EJ; Toye CM; Tranter BK; Robinson AL

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2016Lucas PV, Mason RL, Annear M, Harris W, McCall MJ, et al., 'Pain assessment in older adults with dementia: An exploratory pilot study of paramedic students' perceptions of the utility of two validated assessment tools', Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 13, (3) Article 3. ISSN 2202-7270 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Lucas PV; Mason RL; Annear M; Harris W; Robinson A

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2016Mason RL, Annear MJ, Lo A, McInerney F, Tierney LT, et al., 'Development and preliminary psychometric properties of the General Practitioner Attitudes and Confidence Scale (GPACS-D) for dementia', BMC Family Practice, 17 Article 105. ISSN 1471-2296 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12875-016-0506-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Mason RL; Annear MJ; Lo A; Tierney LT; Robinson AL

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2015Annear MJ, Toye C, Eccleston CE, McInerney FJ, Elliott KJ, et al., 'Dementia knowledge assessment scale: development and preliminary psychometric properties', American Geriatrics Society Journal, 63, (11) pp. 2375-2381. ISSN 0002-8614 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jgs.13707 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 49

Co-authors: Annear MJ; Toye C; Eccleston CE; Elliott KJ; Tranter BK; Hartley T; Robinson AL

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2015Annear MJ, Toye C, McInerney F, Eccleston C, Tranter B, et al., 'What should we know about dementia in the 21st Century? A Delphi consensus study', BMC Geriatrics, 15 Article 5. ISSN 1471-2318 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12877-015-0008-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Annear MJ; Eccleston C; Tranter B; Elliott K-E; Robinson A

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2015Eccleston CEA, Lea EJ, McInerney F, Crisp E, Marlow A, et al., 'An investigation of nursing students' knowledge of dementia: A questionnaire study', Nurse Education Today, 35, (6) pp. 800-805. ISSN 0260-6917 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.02.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Eccleston CEA; Lea EJ; Crisp E; Marlow A; Robinson AL

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2015Goldberg LR, Bell EJ, King Carolyn, O'Mara C, McInerney F, et al., 'Relationship between participants' level of education and engagement in their completion of the Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course', BMC Medical Education, 15, (60) Article 60. ISSN 1472-6920 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12909-015-0344-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 61Web of Science - 61

Co-authors: Goldberg LR; Bell EJ; King Carolyn; O'Mara C; Robinson AL; Vickers JC

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2015Mills J, Rosenberg JP, McInerney F, 'Building community capacity for end of life: an investigation of community capacity and its implications for health-promoting palliative care in the Australian Capital Territory', Critical Public Health, 25, (2) pp. 218-230. ISSN 0958-1596 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2014.945396 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15

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2015Robinson A, See C, Lea E, Bramble M, Andrews S, et al., 'Wicking teaching aged care facilities program: innovative practice', Dementia pp. 1-9. ISSN 1471-3012 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1177/1471301215603846 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Robinson A; Lea E; Bramble M; Marlow A; Radford J; Eccleston C

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2015Toye C, Jiwa M, Holloway K, Horner BJ, Andrews S, et al., 'Can a community of practice enhance a palliative approach for people drawing close to death with dementia?', International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 21, (11) pp. 548-556. ISSN 1357-6321 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2015.21.11.548 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Andrews S; Robinson AL

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2014King C, Doherty K, Kelder J-A, McInerney F, Walls J, et al., ''Fit for Purpose': A cohort-centric approach to MOOC design', RUSC Universities and Knowledge Society Journal, 11, (3) pp. 108-121. ISSN 1698-580X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7238/rusc.v11i3.2090 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13

Co-authors: King C; Doherty K; Kelder J-A; Walls J; Robinson A; Vickers J

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2014King C, Kelder J-A, Doherty K, Phillips R, McInerney F, et al., 'Designing for quality: The understanding dementia MOOC', Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 12, (2) pp. 161-171. ISSN 1479-4403 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 16

Co-authors: King C; Kelder J-A; Doherty K; Walls J; Robinson A; Vickers J

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2014Lea E, Marlow A, Bramble M, Andrews S, Eccleston C, et al., 'Improving student nurses' aged care understandings through a supported placement', International Nursing Review, 62, (1) pp. 28-35. ISSN 0020-8132 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/inr.12156 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Lea E; Marlow A; Bramble M; Andrews S; Eccleston C; Robinson A

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2014Robinson A, Eccleston C, Annear M, Elliott K-E, Andrews S, et al., 'Who Knows, Who Cares? Dementia knowledge among nurses, care workers, and family members of people living with dementia', Journal of Palliative Care, 30, (3) pp. 158-165. ISSN 0825-8597 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/082585971403000305 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 66Web of Science - 62

Co-authors: Robinson A; Eccleston C; Annear M; Elliott K-E; Andrews S; Stirling C; Ashby M; Banks S

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2014Stirling C, McInerney F, Andrews S, Ashby M, Toye C, et al., 'A tool to aid talking about dementia and dying - Development and evaluation', Collegian, 21, (4) pp. 337-343. ISSN 1322-7696 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2013.08.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Stirling C; Andrews S; Banks S; Robinson A

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2014Toye C, Lester L, Popescu A, McInerney F, Andrews S, et al., 'Dementia Knowledge Assessment Tool Version Two: Development of a tool to inform preparation for care planning and delivery in families and care staff', Dementia, 13, (2) pp. 248-256. ISSN 1471-3012 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1471301212471960 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 43

Co-authors: Andrews S; Robinson AL

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2013Licqurish S, Seibold C, McInerney F, 'Midwifery students' experiences of achieving competency for beginning practice', British Journal of Midwifery, 21, (12) pp. 874-885. ISSN 0969-4900 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2013.21.12.874 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

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2012Toye C, Robinson AL, Jiwa M, Andrews S, McInerney F, et al., 'Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia: study overview and protocol', BMC Palliative Care, 11, (4) pp. 1-8. ISSN 1472-684X (2012) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-684X-11-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Robinson AL; Andrews S; Stratton B

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2012Toye c, Robinson AL, Jiwa M, Andrews SM, McInerney F, et al., 'Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia: Study overview and protocol', Bmc Palliative Care, 11 Article 4. ISSN 1472-684X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-684X-11-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Robinson AL; Andrews SM; Stratton BM

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2011Ford R, McInerney F, 'An evaluation of aged-care workers' knowledge of and attitudes toward the palliative approach', Research In Gerontological Nursing, 4, (4) pp. 251-259. ISSN 1940-4921 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3928/19404921-20101103-01 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

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2010Andrews SM, McInerney F, Parkinson CA, Robinson AL, Toye C, 'Crossing boundaries: Implementing a palliative approach for people with dementia in aged care', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29, (S2) pp. 1. ISSN 1440-6381 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Andrews SM; Parkinson CA; Robinson AL

2010McInerney F, Andrews SM, Ashby M, Leggett SM, Robinson AL, et al., 'Palliative care educational needs analysis: Issues identified for aged care staff', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29, (S2) pp. 2. ISSN 1440-6381 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Andrews SM; Leggett SM; Robinson AL; Stirling CM

2010Robinson AL, Andrews SM, Ashby M, Leggett SM, McInerney F, et al., 'Dementia knowledge of RACF staff and family carers', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29, (S2) pp. 36. ISSN 1440-6381 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Andrews SM; Leggett SM; Stirling CM

2009Andrews S, McInerney F, Robinson A, 'Realizing a palliative approach in dementia care: strategies to facilitate aged care staff engagement in evidence-based practice ', International Psychogeriatrics: The Official Journal of The Interntional Psychogeriatric Association, 21, (S1) pp. S64-S68. ISSN 1041-6102 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1041610209008679 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Andrews S; Robinson A

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2009Fussel B, McInerney F, Patterson E, 'Experiences of graduate registered nurses in aged care: A case study', Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for The Australian Nursing Profession, 33, (2) pp. 210-223. ISSN 1037-6178 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5172/conu.2009.33.2.210 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10

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2009McInerney F, Ford R, Simpson A, Willison M, 'Residential aged-care workers and the palliative approach: Tensions in the field', Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 11, (6) pp. 344-352. ISSN 1522-2179 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/NJH.0b013e3181bd03df [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2009Morgan M, McInerney F, Rumbold J, Liamputtong P, 'Drawing the experience of chronic vaginal thrush and complementary and alternative medicine', International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 12, (2) pp. 127-146. ISSN 1364-5579 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13645570902752316 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11

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2008Searle C, McInerney F, 'Nurses' decision-making in pressure area management in the last 48 hours of life', International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14, (9) pp. 432-438. ISSN 1357-6321 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2008.14.9.31123 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

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2008Searle C, McInerney F, 'Creating comfort: Nurses' perspectives on pressure care management in the last 48 hours of life', Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for The Australian Nursing Profession, 29, (2) pp. 147-158. ISSN 1037-6178 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5172/conu.673.29.2.147 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

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2007McInerney F, 'Death and the body beautiful: Aesthetics and embodiment in press portrayals of requested death in Australia on the edge of the 21st century', Health Sociology Review, 16 pp. 384-396. ISSN 1446-1242 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5172/hesr.2007.16.5.384 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 7

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2006McInerney F, 'Heroic frames: Discursive constructions around the requested death movement in Australia in the late-1990s', Social Science & Medicine, 62, (3) pp. 654-667. ISSN 0277-9536 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.06.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 18

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2001McInerney F, Robinson A, 'Honours in nursing: The struggle of students as clinicians/researchers in practice', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 7, (3) pp. 214 - 220. ISSN 1322-7114 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-172X.2001.00268.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Robinson A

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2000McInerney F, ''Requested death': a new social movement', Social Science & Medicine, 50, (1) pp. 137-154. ISSN 0277-9536 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0277-936(99)00273-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 32

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1999Robinson A, McInerney F, Sherring M, Marlow AH, 'Developing a collaborative preceptor program involving registered nurses, student nurses and faculty', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 17, (1) pp. 13-21. ISSN 0813-0531 (1999) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 10776087 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

Co-authors: Robinson A; Marlow AH

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1995McInerney F, Seibold C, 'Nurses'definitions of and attitudes towards euthanasia', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22, (1) pp. 171-182. ISSN 0309-2402 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2648 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 17

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1992McInerney F, 'Provision of food and fluids in terminal care: A sociological analysis', Social Science & Medicine, 34, (11) pp. 1271-1276. ISSN 0277-9536 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0277-9536(92)90319-L [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 30

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1998Keleher H, McInerney F, 'Nursing Matters: critical sociological perspectives', Harcourt Brace & Co, Marrickville, NSW, pp. 195. ISBN 0-443-05433-9 (1998) [Edited Book]

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Chapter in Book

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015King Carolyn, Kelder J-A, Doherty KV, Phillips R, McInerney F, et al., 'Designing for quality: The understanding dementia MOOC', Leading Issues in e-Learning Research MOOCs and Flip: What's Really Changing? Volume 2, Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd., M Ciussi (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-22. ISBN 978-1-910309-89-6 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: King Carolyn; Kelder J-A; Doherty KV; Robinson AL; Vickers JC

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2014McInerney F, 'Ladies' Choice? Requested Death in Film', The Social Construction of Death, Palgrave Macmillan, L Van Brussel, N Carpentier (ed), Hampshire, pp. 92-113. ISBN 9781137391902 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Andrews SM, McInerney F, Robinson AL, 'Power relations: enhancing the delivery of a palliative approach in an aged care setting', Participatory Research in Palliative Care: Actions and Reflections, Oxford University Press, J Hockley, K Froggatt & K Heimerl (ed), Oxford, pp. 119-128. ISBN 9780199644155 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Andrews SM; Robinson AL

2009McInerney F, 'Cinematic Visions of Dying', The Study of Dying: From Autonomy to Transformation, Cambridge University Press, Allan Kellehear (ed), United States, pp. 211-232. ISBN 9780521739054 (2009) [Other Book Chapter]

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1998McInerney F, 'Asking Father: gender roles and pain management', Nursing Matters: critical sociological perspectives, Harcourt Brace & Co, Helen Kelcher, Fran McInerney (ed), Marrickville, NSW, pp. 99-120. ISBN 0-443-05433-9 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(27 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Doherty K, Bindoff A, Farrow M, McInerney F, Vickers J, 'ID: 594 / OS18 - Building knowledge and understanding of dementia in aged care personnel: the understanding dementia massive open online course', 34th Virtual International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International - Hope in the age of dementia - New science. New knowledge. New solutions, 10-12 December, Online, pp. 129-129. (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Doherty K; Bindoff A; Farrow M; Vickers J

2020Lea E, Goldberg L, Price A, McInerney F, Doherty K, et al., 'ID: 364 - Meaningful engagement in nutritional understanding (menu) project: developing effective nutrition and hydration action plans for people with dementia in residential aged care', 34th Virtual International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International - Hope in the age of dementia - New science. New knowledge. New solutions, 10-12 December, Online, pp. 341-341. (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea E; Goldberg L; Price A; Doherty K; McDougall Jane

2019Goldberg LR, Crocombe L, Breen J, Bettiol SS, King AE, et al., 'Working interprofessionally to improve oral health and reduce aspiration pneumonia risk', 15th National Rural Health Conference, 24-27 March 2019, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldberg LR; Crocombe L; Bettiol SS; King AE; Kent K; Lea EJ

2019Lea E, Goldberg L, Price A, McInerney F, Doherty K, et al., 'Providing optimal nutrition in residential aged care: The role of staff and family knowledge', Australian Dementia Forum, 13-14 June, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea E; Goldberg L; Price A; Doherty K; Johnstone A; Gray D

2018Courtney-Pratt H, McInerney F, Eccleston C, Doherty K, Johnstone A, 'Enhancing Dementia Knowledge: community insights related to the role of experience informing understanding', 4 - 5 June 2018, Sydney (2018) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Courtney-Pratt H; Eccleston C; Doherty K; Johnstone A

2018Eccleston CEA, Doherty KV, Bindoff AD, Robinson AL, Vickers JC, et al., 'Transforming Knowledge of Dementia through the Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course (UDMOOC)', Alzheimer's Association International Conference, 22- 26 July 2018, Chicago, USA (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Eccleston CEA; Doherty KV; Bindoff AD; Robinson AL; Vickers JC

2018Farrow M, Doherty KV, McInerney F, Klekociuk SZ, Bindoff A, et al., 'Improving Knowledge and Practice through Massive Open Online Dementia Education: The Understanding Dementia and Preventing Dementia MOOCs', Alzheimer's Association International Conference, 22-26 July 2018, Chicago, USA (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Farrow M; Doherty KV; Klekociuk SZ; Bindoff A; Vickers JC

2018Lea EJ, Goldberg LR, Price AD, McInerney F, Doherty KV, et al., 'Barriers to optimising nutritional status in residents living with Dementia: rationale for development of meaningful engagement in nutritional understanding (MENU) project', 33rd International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, 26-29 July 2018, Chicago, USA (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea EJ; Goldberg LR; Price AD; Doherty KV

2017Goldberg LR, Westbury J, Canty A, McInerney F, Vickers JC, et al., 'The Bachelor of Dementia Care: Education as an essential intervention in building dementia literacy', 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, 26-29 April 2017, Kyoto, Japan (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Goldberg LR; Westbury J; Canty A; Vickers JC; Robinson AL

2017Lea E, Goldberg L, Price A, Tierney L, McInerney F, 'Optimising nutrition for adults with dementia: Residential communities care redesign opportunities', International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, July 23- 27 2017, San Francisco (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea E; Goldberg L; Price A; Tierney L

2017Lea E, Goldberg L, Price A, Tierney L, McInerney F, 'The challenge of optimising nutrition for aged care residents with dementia', 2017 ACSA Conference, 16-17 November 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea E; Goldberg L; Price A; Tierney L

2017McInerney F, Robinson A, Toye C, Courtney-Pratt H, Stratton BM, et al., 'Entering aged care for those living with dementia: Families' experiences', 8-10 November 2017, Perth (2017) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Robinson A; Courtney-Pratt H; Stratton BM; Doherty KV

2017Robinson AL, Vickers JC, Goldberg LR, Canty A, McInerney F, 'The successful and innovative Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course (UD MOOC)', International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, 23-27 July 2017, San Francisco (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Vickers JC; Goldberg LR; Canty A

2016Goldberg L, Carr A, Canty A, Klekociuk S, Ward D, et al., 'Making neuroscience important and relevant: Online learning in an innovative Bachelor of Dementia Care program', E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training: Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015, 16-18, 2015, Novedrate, Italy, pp. 84-91. ISBN 978-3-319-28882-6 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Goldberg L; Carr A; Canty A; Klekociuk S; Ward D; Landowski L; King C; Vickers J

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2015Canty A, Carr A, Elliott K-E, Goldberg L, King C, et al., 'The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre - Paving the way forward in online dementia education', Teaching Matters 2014 - Places and Spaces, 2-3 December, 2014, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 47. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Canty A; Carr A; Elliott K-E; Goldberg L; King C; Kirkcaldie M; Price A; Robinson A; Tolman J; Vickers J

2013King C, Kelder J-A, Phillips R, McInerney F, Doherty K, et al., 'Something for Everyone: MOOC Design for Informing Dementia Education and Research', Proceedings of the European Conference on E-Learning (ECEL) 2013, 30-31 October 2013, Sophia Antipolis, France, pp. 191-198. ISBN 978-1-909507-82-1 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: King C; Kelder J-A; Phillips R; Doherty K; Walls J; Robinson A; Vickers J

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2012Canty A, Andrews SM, Carew TP, Kelder J-A, King CE, et al., 'Associate Degree in Dementia Care: Sustaining a course and maintaining the students', Teaching Matters, 4 Dec, Launceston (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Canty A; Andrews SM; Carew TP; Kelder J-A; King CE; Robinson AL; Skalicky JL; Vickers JC; Walls JT

2012Lea EJ, Bramble MD, Eccleston CEA, Andrews SM, McInerney F, et al., 'First Year Nursing Students' Placement Experiences in the Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program: Developing Knowledge and Understanding of Dementia', First Year Nursing Students' Placement Experiences in the Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program: Developing Knowledge and Understanding of Dementia, 7-11 September 2012, Cairns, Queensland, pp. 13. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lea EJ; Bramble MD; Eccleston CEA; Andrews SM; Robinson AL

2012Robinson AL, Lea EJ, Andrews SM, Marlow AH, Bramble MD, et al., 'The Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facility Program', Australasian Journal on Ageing, pp. 47-48. ISSN 1440-6381 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Lea EJ; Andrews SM; Marlow AH; Bramble MD; Radford JC; Eccleston CEA

2011Leggett SM, Stirling CM, Andrews SM, McInerney F, Donohue C, et al., 'A dementia/palliative approach education program for RACF staff - Building on staff experience', Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference, October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Leggett SM; Stirling CM; Andrews SM; Robinson AL

2011Leggett SM, Stirling CM, Andrews SM, McInerney F, Donohue C, et al., 'Establishing and trialling Dementia Palliative Care Resource Nurses (DPRN) roles to facilitate the delivery of a palliative approach for people with dementia', Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics posters, 23-27 October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Leggett SM; Stirling CM; Andrews SM; Robinson AL

2011McInerney F, Robinson AL, Andrews SM, Donohue C, Leggett SM, et al., 'Mind over matter? Carers' construction of dementia: Implications for care planning', Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics proceedings, 23-27 October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Andrews SM; Leggett SM; Stirling CM

2011McInerney F, Robinson AL, Andrews SM, Donohue C, Leggett SM, et al., 'Aged care staff and family carers knowledge of dementia', Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics proceedings, 23-27 October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Andrews SM; Leggett SM; Stirling CM

2011McInerney F, Robinson AL, Andrews SM, Donohue C, Toye C, 'She's still fit....it's the mind that's haywire...' Family understanding of dementia as a life limiting condition', Death down Under Inaugural Conference proceedings, June 27-28, 2011, Sydney (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Andrews SM

2011Stirling CM, Andrews SM, McInerney F, Robinson AL, Leggett SM, et al., 'Developing tools for knowledge translation', Gerontology & Geriatrics 2011 abstract book, 23-27 October, Melbourne, pp. 171. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stirling CM; Andrews SM; Robinson AL; Leggett SM; Ashby M

2011Stratton BM, Robinson AL, Toye c, Horner B, Andrews SM, et al., ''Ageing well together'. Improving care and care continuity for people with dementia and their family carers', Ninth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics proceedings, 23-27 October 2011, Melbourne (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stratton BM; Robinson AL; Andrews SM

2010Robinson AL, McInerney F, Andrews SM, Ashby M, Leggett SM, et al., 'Variations between staff and family understanding of dementia - implications for palliative care', The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of psychiatry of old age conference abstracts, 12th November, Hobart, pp. 1. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Andrews SM; Leggett SM; Stirling CM

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Robinson AL, Lea EJ, Tierney L, See C, Marlow AH, et al., 'Teaching aged care facilities: Implementing interprofessional prevocational education and practice in residential aged care', Victoria and Tasmania Dementia Training Study Centre, Australia (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Robinson AL; Lea EJ; Tierney L; See C; Marlow AH; Morley C; Radford JC; Lo A; McCall M; Eccleston C

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Stratford E, Compton L, McInerney F, 'How to manage death and dying?', Learning over the Life-Course: A Series of Conversations with Leon Compton, ABC Radio 936, Hobart, Tasmania, 5 December 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Stratford E

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

25

Total funding

$5,655,305

Projects

NutriCog Tasmania: Effective identification of older inpatients at-risk for poor nutrition (2019)$10,000
Description
This project will determine the best tool to identify older patients with cognitive impairment who are at-risk for poor nutrition. This will help hospital services address needs of people with cognitive impairment to reduce nutritional deterioration linked to poor clinical outcomes.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Incubator
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea EJ; Goldberg LR; Ramsden CM; Symes J; McInerney F; Nicklason F
Year
2019
Meaningful Engagement in Nutritional Understanding: Best choices for aged care (2018 - 2019)$90,000
Description
The MENU project will implement best practice care changes to improve nutrition care and reduce malnutrition risk for people with dementia in residential aged care.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($90,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea EJ; Goldberg LR; Price AD; McInerney F; Doherty KV; Beattie E; Isenring L
Period
2018 - 2019
What do they know about dementia? Determining community knowledge about dementia. (2017)$50,000
Description
The aims of the project are to:1. Determine the level of dementia knowledge in a cross section of community groups2. Model the relationship between dementia knowledge and demographic variables to determine key demographic correlates3. Explore findings arising from the survey of dementia knowledge in partnership with communities to identify appropriate educationapproaches.
Funding
Dementia Australia Research Foundation Ltd ($50,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dementia Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston CEA; Courtney-Pratt HM; McInerney F; Doherty KV
Year
2017
To develop a model to measure consumer dementia knowledge and literacy utilising a large Australian community sample enrolled in the University of Tasmania Wicking Understanding Dementia MOOC (2017 - 2019)$349,200
Funding
Department of Health (Cth) ($349,200)
Scheme
Grant-Dementia and Aged Care Services
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McInerney F; Doherty KV; Eccleston CEA; Vickers JC; Robinson AL
Period
2017 - 2019
Provision of on-line dementia training module to GPTAS (2016 - 2017)$256,355
Description
The Wicking Centre will develop and provide on-line dementia training module to GPTAS.
Funding
General Practice Training Tasmania ($216,355); La Trobe University ($40,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Doherty KV; McInerney F; Robinson AL
Period
2016 - 2017
Sustained Effective Oral Care to Significantly Reduce Aspiration Pneumonia experienced by Adults with Dementia in Residential Care (2016 - 2017)$99,572
Description
Oral care is critical to keeping the mouth clean and the body and brain as healthy as possible. This is especially the case for adults with dementia who rely on others for care. With poor oral health, harmful bacteria throughout the mouth cause tooth decay, gum inflammation, gum disease, and tooth loss. Frequently adults with dementia take multiple medications and the side-effects of these medications include reducing saliva and drying the mouth which in turn increase the harmful oral bacteria. When these harmful bacteria are breathed (or aspirated) into the lungs, the lungs become infected and aspiration pneumonia results. Adults with dementia, particularly those who live in residential communities, are vulnerable to aspiration pneumonia as they are often frail, not well nourished, have complicating medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and swallowing problems, as well as needing help from others for their care. We know, from published studies, that vulnerable adults who have their own teeth need to brush their teeth for 2 minutes after each meal. Adults who wear dentures need to clean their dentures each day and take them out when they are planning to sleep. Whether they have their own teeth or wear dentures, all adults with dementia also need to rinse their mouth after each meal. Unfortunately, oral care for adults with dementia in residential communities remains inconsistent and fragmentary. Our studies have documented the barriers, real and perceived, that prevent systematic oral care and we have developed a protocol to overcome these barriers. This protocol has five components: (1) establishment of an innovative Community of Practice (CoP) including health care professionals in the community-at-large, policy-makers, and consumers, together with visionary residential care leaders and nurse-carer champion partners to support staff and drive practice change; (2) education of nurse-carer champions by CoP members; (3) ongoing education and training of all point-of-care staff by nurse-carer champions as they work with RACF-based dental/oral health therapy students, and are supported by CoP members and online resources; (4) implementation of daily evidence-based oral care by staff; and (5) regular audits of daily oral care by nurse-carer champions and the students to ensure its sustained implementation.To measure the effectiveness of our protocol, we will follow 60 residents in each of two residential care communities in Tasmania. We will document the number of cases of aspiration pneumonia these residents experience before and after a 3-month period of daily evidence-based oral care (component 4 of the protocol). We also will document the number of times these residents have been transferred to hospital or admitted to hospital before and after the 3-month period of daily oral care. To document improvements in the residents oral, nutritional and general health and their quality-of-life (QOL), we will use the following measures that are appropriate for adults with dementia: (i) Oral Health Assessment Tool (OHAT), (ii) Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA), (iii) 3-day food record, (iv) Yale Swallow Protocol that identifies any signs of swallowing difficulty, (v) Sit-to-Stand Manoeuvre that identifies any difficulties with strength and movement, and (vi) the EuroQol-5 dimension tool that documents residents perceptions of their ability to move, care for themselves, and participate in daily activities along with any pain, discomfort or anxiety they are experiencing. We will administer these measures to the residents before and after the 3-month period of evidence-based daily oral care. We will analyse the data and write reports about the findings. We will publish these reports in academic journals and magazines that are widely-read by the public. We will network with social media outlets (radio, television, and Facebook sites) and policy-makers to share our findings as widely as possible. We antic
Funding
Dementia Collaborative Research Centre ($99,572)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Goldberg LR; Crocombe LA; Robinson AL; Lea EJ; Breen JL; Palmer AJ; McInerney F; Jones I; Beattie E; Toye C; Brennan DS; Heiss C
Period
2016 - 2017
Dementia-related presentations at the Royal Hobart Hospital - A pilot program for redesigning state-wide clinical care pathways involving Tasmanian residential aged care facilities (RACFs) and their c (2014)$6,873
Description
This project explores dementia-related presentations to the RHH to inform the development of new clinical pathways to reduce preventable and unplanned hospital transfers that are costly and have poor outcomes for people with dementia. Care pathways from RACFs and community settings to the RHH will be reviewed.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($6,873)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Annear MJ; Nicols H; Powell D; Bell EJ; Elliott KJ; Palmer AJ; Vickers JC; Eccleston CEA; McInerney F
Year
2014
Building community and professional capacity at the end of life: A synthesis of qualitative themes (2013)$14,000
Funding
Australian Catholic University ($14,000)
Scheme
Faculty of Health Sciences Research Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
Rosenberg J; McInerney F; Gardner A; Bullen T
Year
2013
The tripartite Wicking teaching aged care facilities program (2012 - 2013)$825,000
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($825,000)
Scheme
Teaching and Research Aged Care Services (TRACS) Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
Robinson A; McInerney F; Horner B
Period
2012 - 2013
Building community and professional capacity at the end of life: an evaluation of health promoting palliative care in the Australian Capital Territory (2012)$14,954
Funding
Australian Catholic University ($14,954)
Scheme
Faculty of Health Sciences Research Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
Rosenberg A; McInerney F; Gardner A
Year
2012
Development of curriculum content for a clinical placement in the pallative care of people with dementia (2012)$40,000
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($40,000)
Scheme
Victorian and Tasmanian Dementia Training Centre
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
Robinson A; Lea E; Andrews S; McInerney F
Year
2012
TRACS Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facility (TACF) Program (2012 - 2014)$920,000
Description
The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre Teaching Aged Care Facilities (TACF) Program is built on a formalised partnership between universities and aged care providers, auspiced at the level of Faculty Dean/Head of School and ACF Board Chairman/CEO. The partnership is formed with the express purpose of establishing a Teaching Aged Care Facility. In the initial phase of the program the conditions that facilitate establishing a TACF are created by: providing health care students with a positive placement experience so they develop a more positive attitude to working in ACFs; building organisational and leadership capability within ACFs to support students professional education and drive a high performance culture more capable of realizing evidence based practice; and creating a collaborative organisational environment conducive to establishing a TACF. Objectives of this project are to: (a) extend the UTAS Wicking TACF model in a tripartite collaboration with the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne) and Curtin University in Western Australia, and three large corporate aged care providers in regional and urban settings (Southern Cross Care Tasmania in Hobart, Catholic Homes in Melbourne and Uniting Church Homes (UCH) Rowethorpe in Perth); and a small stand-alone rural facility, Mount St Vincent Nursing Home and Therapy Centre, in Ulverstone, Tasmania; (b) establish three nodes including: a regional/rural Tasmanian node involving a partnership between UTAS and Southern Cross Care Tasmania and Mount St Vincent Nursing Home and Therapy Centre; a Victorian urban node involving a partnership between the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne) and Catholic Homes; and a Western Australian urban node involving a partnership between Curtin University and UCHRowethorpe; (c) develop node-based collaborative arrangements between the respective universities and ACFs to implement the Wicking TACF model with the intention of establishing a Teaching Aged Care Facility as a UniversityACF partnership; (d) implement the Wicking TACF prototype program in each node as a collaboration between the respective universities and aged care partners; (e) participate in evaluation and promulgation activities.
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($840,000)
Collaborators
Mount St Vincent Nursing Home and Therapy Centre ($40,000); Southern Cross Care (TAS) ($40,000)
Scheme
Grant-Teaching and Research Aged Care Services
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Robinson AL; McInerney F; Horner B
Period
2012 - 2014
Development of Curriculum Content for a Clinical Placement in the Palliative Care of People with Dementia (Project 3) (2011 - 2013)$46,000
Funding
La Trobe University ($46,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Robinson AL; Lea EJ; Andrews SM; McInerney F
Period
2011 - 2013
Establishing teaching nursing homes to provide quality inter-professional clinical placements in aged care (2011 - 2013)$333,617
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($333,617)
Scheme
Aged Care Nursing Clinical Placements Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
Robinson A; Lea E; Bramble M; Marlow A; Jones J; Andrews S; McInerney F
Period
2011 - 2013
Establishing Teaching Nursing Homes to Provide Quality Inter-Professsional Clinical Placements in Aged Care (2011 - 2013)$303,288
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($303,288)
Scheme
Grant-Aged Care Nursing Clinical Placements
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Robinson AL; Lea EJ; Bramble MD; Marlow AH; Jones JJ; Andrews SM; McInerney F; Fassett D
Period
2011 - 2013
Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia (2010)$580,827
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($580,827)
Scheme
Local Palliative Care Grants Program Round 5 (Dementia) Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
Toye C; Jiwa M; Holloway K; Robinson A; Andrews S; McInerney F; Abbey J; Ashby M
Year
2010
Opening a dialogue: improving communication and practice in advance care and end of life care planning (2010)$533,808
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($533,808)
Scheme
Local Palliative Care Grants Program Round 5 (Dementia) Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
Ashby M; Robinson A; McInferney F; Andrews S; Stirling C; Toye C
Year
2010
People with dementia in residential aged care: staff and relatives dementia-related understandings, their communication and participation (2010)$15,673
Funding
Australian Catholic University ($15,673)
Scheme
Faculty of Health Sciences Research Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
McInerney F; Grainger J; Fussell B
Year
2010
Opening a dialogue: improving communication and practice in advance care and end of life care planning (2010 - 2011)$537,109
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($537,109)
Scheme
Grant-Local Palliative Care Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ashby M; Robinson AL; Stirling CM; Andrews SM; McInerney F; Toye C
Period
2010 - 2011
Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia (2010 - 2011)$528,025
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($528,025)
Scheme
Grant-Local Palliative Care Program
Administered By
Alzheimer's Australia WA Ltd
Research Team
Toye C; Jiwa Moyez; Robinson AL; Homer Barbara; Andrews SM; McInerney F; Holloway Kristi; Abbey J; Ashby M
Period
2010 - 2011
Nurses' constructions of requested death (2009)$48,904
Funding
Nurses Board of Victoria ($48,904)
Scheme
Mona Menzies Postdoctoral Research Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
McInerney F
Year
2009
People with dementia in residential aged care: staff and relatives dementia-related understanding, their communication, and family roles (2009)$11,997
Funding
Curtin University ($11,997)
Scheme
Curtin University Internal Research Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
Toye C; McInerney F; Robinson A; Andrews S
Year
2009
A pilot study of case conferencing as a method to implement the palliative approach in the residential aged care sector (2009)$14,761
Funding
Australian Catholic University ($14,761)
Scheme
Faculty of Heath Sciences Research Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
McInerney F; Ford R
Year
2009
An investigation into aged care staff and family caregivers communication about and participation in care provision for people living with moderate and severe dementia in residential aged care facilities (2008)$12,000
Funding
Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre ($12,000)
Scheme
Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
McInerney F; Andrews S; Robinson A
Year
2008
A pilot, mixed-method study of the impact of a targeted educational program on the palliative care knowledge and attitudes of residential aged care staff at Catholic Homes (2008)$13,342
Funding
Australian Catholic University ($13,342)
Scheme
Faculty of Health Sciences Research Grant
Administered By
Australian Catholic University
Research Team
McInerney F; Ford R
Year
2008

Research Supervision

Current

2

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDo dementia-specific units meet the expectations of consumers/carers? What factors contribute to community acceptance of using secure dementia-specific units to restrict the liberty of people with dementia?2015
PhDA Comparison of the Effects of Models of Care on the Efficient and Effective Provision of Leisure Services to People Living with Dementia in Residential Aged Care2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDExploring the Social Context of Choking and its Implications for Care
Candidate: Megan Joy Hanley
2018