Are you thinking of furthering your career with a research degree and solving real world problems?
ECU is seeking a PhD candidate to undertake research in Nursing & Midwifery.
Monitoring hospital performance in the care of complex patients: Evaluating the risks of ‘Failure to Maintain’
The acuity of patients managed within the hospital setting continues to increase. Complications contribute to poorer patient outcomes, and increase length of stay and cost to hospitals. Registered nurses can offer simultaneous assessment and intervention to prevent or mitigate hospital-acquired complications. However, it is known that when demand for nursing care exceeds supply, care is prioritised according to acute medical need. Consequently, some basic but essential nursing care activities such as patient mobility, communication, skin care, hydration and nutrition are implicitly rationed. This study will explore the impact of quality indicators in relation to ‘Failure to Maintain’ outcomes for the complex patient. This scholarship is jointly funded by Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) and Edith Cowan University (ECU) and the study will be conducted at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia. The applicant will be a registered nurse in Australia or overseas.
The successful applicant will be part of the Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, ECU and the Centre for Nursing Research, SCGH.
The Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research hosts the research activity for the School and our research programs have consistently received the maximum rating (5) for quality through the Excellence in Research for Australia framework. Our research in the fields of chronic disease management, child and family health, workforce and health services are recognised as innovative and relevant to national and international audiences. We collaborate with world-class researchers, industry leaders and clinical experts in the development, conduct and application of our research in our drive to conduct high quality research with real world impact.
SCGH has a national and international reputation for ground breaking research and believes that high quality research is fundamental to the future of nursing. The Centre for Nursing Research is a vibrant and productive unit, consisting of hospital staff and academic joint appointments. This innovative approach provides nurses with opportunities to work with experienced academic researchers to inform and advance nursing practice through practical research programs, explore clinical practice issues relevant to nursing, influence policy development and work towards improving outcomes for patients and their families across all clinical areas of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital..
For more information and to apply, please contact Professor Lisa Whitehead: email@example.com
Applications close 31 August 2018.