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Associate Professor Ashley Kable

Associate Professor

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Nursing)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Kable is Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Nursing and Midwifery and a researcher in acute health care and health services research. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle and has experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and has conducted and supervised intervention studies, patient and workforce surveys, and focus groups and expert panels for the purpose of validating study instruments. She has been involved in multidisciplinary research groups and research topics have included: adverse events in surgical admissions, using statistical modelling to identify predictors for adverse events, patient surveys of post discharge complications and delivery of health services, designing/conducting/evaluating interventions to reduce adverse events in health care, sharps including needlestick injuries in nurses, occupational rehabilitation of nurses, and resistance to care in health care.

Research Expertise
Dr Kable has experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and has conducted and supervised intervention studies, patient and workforce surveys, and focus groups and expert panels for the purpose of validating study instruments. She has been involved in multidisciplinary research groups and research topics have included: adverse events in surgical admissions, using statistical modelling to identify predictors for adverse events, patient surveys of post discharge complications and delivery of health services, designing/conducting/evaluating interventions to reduce adverse events in health care, sharps including needlestick injuries in nurses, occupational rehabilitation of nurses, and resistance to care in health care. Previous Major Grants: Three NSW Workcover Applied Research Projects in collaboration with the NSW Nurses Association and Maya Guest from the School of Health Sciences, focused on Occupational Health and Safety Issues for the Nursing Workforce in New South Wales, Australia. Other projects: Violence in ED, Testing quality indicators of simulation, Adult lifestyle incentives for vitality and energy, Second victims of adverse events, Evaluating the preceptor role, Community healthy adults project. Dr Kable is supervising research higher degree candidates studies on a range of acute care, education and safety related topics including: patient initiated violence, clinical simulation and information and communication technology, professional interaction and patient experiences, mental health patient experiences, and evaluation of patient outcomes following intervention programs. Convenor of the University of Newcastle Evidence Based Health Care Group: a JBI Evidence Synthesis Group, and Trained to undertake systematic reviews for Joanna Briggs Institute. PhD thesis: Measurement and Prevention of Adverse Events in High Volume Elective Surgical Procedural Groups in an Acute Hospital Setting. 2004. This dissertation was the result of an intervention study that required extensive collaboration with various disciplines to develop, implement and evaluate the intervention. This study was preceded by a secondary data analysis of the Quality in Australian Health Care data base and the results were also published in a Report to New South Wales Department of Health - Surgical Adverse Events Study 1999. This work was funded by the Ministerial Advisory Committee Quality in Health Care, NSW Department of Health (NSW -MACQHC).

Teaching Expertise
Postgraduate Teaching - Coursework: During the last 15 years I have been responsible for course coordination, teaching and assessment of postgraduate courses in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Medicine and Public Health. Teaching modes include online, distance learning and off shore tutorials in postgraduate programs; lecturing and tutorials in undergraduate programs and providing inservice sessions to Hunter New England Health staff. I have developed and written substantial course content in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In 2004, I was nominated for a teaching award by students in the Bachelor of Medicine program. Currently supervising RHD students projects in ACUTE CARE and related fields including: violence in health care, VTE prophylaxis, clinical simulation, patient communication and experiences, workforce issues, mental health patient experiences, clinical mentoring and breastfeeding interventions.

Administrative Expertise
Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Nursing and Midwifery. Research Higher Degree Program coordination for the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Program Convenor/coordination for 3 Masters programs including the coordination of staff in the preparation of course materials for courses offered across several programs. Membership of committees: University Human Research Ethics Committee, Faculty Board (Health), Faculty of Health Research Higher Degree Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery Executive, School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Committee (Chair), Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) Program Advisory (Chair) and the Postgraduate Programs Committee.

Collaborations
Patient safety and quality in health care Health workforce occupational health and safety Acute care outcomes and Surgical adverse events Post discharge patient surveys Clinical simulation in health care Patient initiated violence in health care Multidisciplinary interventions in general practice settings


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Registered Nurse, Queensland Nurses Registration Board
  • Diploma of Teaching (Nursing), Sydney College of Advanced Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Acute Care
  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Adverse events in health care
  • Clinical simulation
  • Intervention studies
  • OH&S nursing workforce
  • Patient safety
  • Patients experiences
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Safety and Quality in Health care

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified10
111099Nursing not elsewhere classified70
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2014 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
23/09/2002 - 31/12/2002LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
16/10/2000 - 24/11/2000Lecturer - Comm Med & Clin EpidemUniversity of Newcastle
School of Population Health Sciences
Australia
1/01/1997 - 31/12/1998Ass Lecturer - Comm Med & Clin EpidUniversity of Newcastle
School of Population Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2011 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/06/2011Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/12/2005 - 1/01/2007LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/12/2005LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/01/1994 - 1/12/1999Associate LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Manuscript Review Journal: Nursing and Health SciencesJournal of Nursing and Health Sciences
Australia
23/07/2015Member - Royal College of Nursing AustraliaRoyal College of Nursing Australia
Australia
Member - Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Synthesis GroupJoanna Briggs Institute Evidence Synthesis Group
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2004AK Kable, RW Gibberd, AD Spigelman
Unknown

Research Award

YearAward
2003AK Kable, RW Gibberd, AD Spigelman
Unknown
2003Spigelman AD, Gibberd R, Kable A.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2000AK Kable
Organisation: Healthcare Risk Management symposium Description: International HealthCare Risk Management Symposium, Keynote speaker, Perth. Adverse events in 9 common elective surgical procedures. A secondary analysis of the Quality in Australian Health Care Study database.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Kable AK, Pond C, 'Discharge Planning and Continuity of Care', Critical Conversations for Patient Safety: An Essential Guide for Health Professionals, Pearson, Sydney 84-91 (2014) [B2]
Co-authorsDimity Pond
2014Kable AK, Farmer W, Beitat K, 'Why do Patients Complain about how Health Professionals Communicate?', Critical Conversations for Patient Safety: An Essential Guide for Health Professionals, Pearson Australia, Sydney 26-37 (2014) [B2]
2014Kable AK, Bourgeois S, 'Nursing Care of People Having Surgery', Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care, Pearson, Sydney 59-89 (2014) [B2]
2012Southgate EL, James CL, Guest M, Kable AK, Rivett DA, Bohatko-Naismith J, 'Organisational factors influencing the return to work process for injured workers: Using social theory to inform practice', Workplaces: Safety, Social Implications and Expectations, Nova Science Publishers, New York 1-19 (2012) [B1]
Co-authorsCarole James, Darren Rivett, Maya Guest, Erica Southgate
2011Kable AK, Bourgeois S, 'Nursing care of clients having surgery', Medical Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 57-89 (2011) [B2]
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Journal article (37 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015McLaughlin K, Kable A, Ebert L, Murphy VE, 'Barriers preventing Australian midwives from providing antenatal asthma management', British Journal of Midwifery, 23 116-123 (2015)

International guidelines indicate that management of asthma during pregnancy should be multidisciplinary; however, the role of midwives has not been researched. Method: A qualitat... [more]

International guidelines indicate that management of asthma during pregnancy should be multidisciplinary; however, the role of midwives has not been researched. Method: A qualitative descriptive study exploring Australian midwives' current knowledge about asthma in pregnancy and their perceived role in antenatal asthma management was conducted, involving individual semi-structured in-depth interviews with 13 midwives in a tertiary referral hospital. Data were analysed using Morse and Field's four-stage process. Findings: Midwives identified barriers preventing them from providing antenatal asthma management, including: lack of knowledge about asthma in pregnancy; time constraints; women's knowledge about asthma in pregnancy; lack of a clear referral pathway; and lack of accessible asthma management equipment. Barriers were influenced by the institutional context in which the midwives worked. Conclusion: While participants identified barriers preventing them from providing recommended antenatal asthma management, they also suggested that improving their knowledge about asthma in pregnancy and developing a clear referral pathway may be beneficial.

DOI10.12968/bjom.2015.23.2.116
Co-authorsLyn Ebert, Vanessa Murphy
2015Chenoweth L, Kable A, Pond D, 'Research in hospital discharge procedures addresses gaps in care continuity in the community, but leaves gaping holes for people with dementia: A review of the literature', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 34 9-14 (2015)

Aim: To examine the literature on the impact of the discharge experience of patients with dementia and their continuity of care. Methods: Peer-reviewed and grey literature publish... [more]

Aim: To examine the literature on the impact of the discharge experience of patients with dementia and their continuity of care. Methods: Peer-reviewed and grey literature published in the English language between 1995 and 2014 were systematically searched using Medline, CINAHL, PubMed, PsycINFO and Cochrane library databases, using a combination of the search terms Dementia, Caregivers, Integrated Health Care Systems, Managed Care, Patient Discharge. Also reviewed were Department of Health and Ageing and Alzheimer's Australia research reports between 2000 and 2014. Results: The review found a wide range of studies that raise concerns in relation to the quality of care provided to people with dementia during hospital discharge and in transitional care. Conclusion: Discharge planning and transitional care for patients with dementia are not adequate and are likely to lead to readmission and other poor health outcomes.

DOI10.1111/ajag.12205
Co-authorsDimity Pond
2015Macdonald-Wicks LK, Gallagher LM, Snodgrass SJ, Guest M, Kable A, James C, et al., 'Difference in perceived knowledge, confidence and attitudes between dietitians and other health professionals in the provision of weight management advice', Nutrition and Dietetics, 72 114-121 (2015)

Aim: The aim of this analysis is to establish if dietitians have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide support to other health professional (HP) groups in the provision of... [more]

Aim: The aim of this analysis is to establish if dietitians have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide support to other health professional (HP) groups in the provision of weight management advice to overweight/obese patients. Methods: A secondary data analysis of a cross-sectional survey of HPs was undertaken to perform a gap analysis with regard to practices, knowledge, confidence and attitudes in the provision of weight management advice. Survey responses and additional measures (practice, knowledge, confidence and attitude scores) were compared between dietitians and other HPs. Descriptive statistics were undertaken, and differences between group ¿2 tests were performed for nominal data and the Wilcoxon rank sum test for ordinal and non-parametric data. Results: About 100% of dietitians had received initial weight management training and 85% had participated in professional development training, compared with 18 and 19% of HPs, respectively, although 70% believed it was within their scope of practice to provide evidence-based advice. Dietitian respondents achieved a higher median score (maximum 10) in the following areas (practice = 6.5, knowledge = 8.0, confidence = 8.3) when compared with HP respondents (practice = 4.2, knowledge = 7.0, confidence = 5.4). The median attitude score for both groups was 6.0. Conclusions: HPs are receptive to providing evidence-based weight loss messages to overweight/obese clients in their current practice. However, weight management training is required to enhance HPs' knowledge and skills in order to increase confidence and improve practice skills. Dietitians can assist HPs to ensure that clear, consistent, evidence-based messages are delivered to overweight clients throughout the health-care system.

DOI10.1111/1747-0080.12115
Co-authorsRon Plotnikoff, Lesley Wicks, Clare Collins
2014O'Brien A, Giles M, Dempsey SE, Slater L, McGregor ME, Kable A, et al., 'Evaluating the preceptor role for pre-registration nursing and midwifery student clinical education', Nurse Education Today, 34 19-24 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.nedt.2013.03.015
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsShane Dempsey, Tony Obrien
2014Snodgrass SJ, Carter AE, Guest M, Collins CE, James C, Kable AK, et al., 'Weight management including dietary and physical activity advice provided by Australian physiotherapists: a pilot cross-sectional survey.', Physiother Theory Pract, 30 409-420 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3109/09593985.2013.877112Author URL
Co-authorsRon Plotnikoff, Carole James, Clare Collins, Suzanne Snodgrass, Samantha Ashby, Maya Guest
2014Pich JV, Kable A, 'Patient-related violence against nursing staff working in emergency departments: a systematic review', The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12 398-398 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1596
2014James C, Southgate E, Kable A, Rivett DA, Guest M, Bohatko-Naismith J, 'Return-to-work coordinators' resourcefulness and the provision of suitable duties for nurses with injuries', Work, 48 557-566 (2014) [C1]

BACKGROUND: There is little health specific literature on returning nurses with injuries to work despite the high incidence of injuries and the workforce shortages of these profes... [more]

BACKGROUND: There is little health specific literature on returning nurses with injuries to work despite the high incidence of injuries and the workforce shortages of these professionals. OBJECTIVE: To identify enabling factors and barriers to return-to-work for nurses with injuries from the perspective of return-to-work coordinators. PARTICIPANTS: Workplace return-to-workcoordinators employed in a health or disability facility who had worked on a rehabilitation case with a nurse with injuries in the past 12 months in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. METHOD: Five focus groups were conducted with 25 return-to-work coordinators from 14 different organisations, representing different health sectors (aged, disability, public and private hospital and community health) in metropolitan and rural areas of NSW, Australia. RESULTS: This study reports findings specifically relating to the provision of suitable duties for nurses with injuries. Four key themes were identified: suitable duties; supernumerary positions; nurse specialisation and tailoring of return-to-work plans. CONCLUSIONS: This study identified that return-to-work coordinators were resourceful and innovative in their approach to the provision of suitable duties for nurses with injuries and highlighted the importance of including clinical duties in any return-to-work program and of tailoring the return-to-work to the nurses' work and personal circumstances.

DOI10.3233/WOR-141915
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Erica Southgate, Carole James
2014James C, Southgate E, Kable A, Rivett DA, Guest M, Bohatko-Naismith J, 'Return-to-work coordinators' resourcefulness and the provision of suitable duties for nurses with injuries.', Work, 48 557-566 (2014)
DOI10.3233/WOR-141915Author URL
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Carole James, Erica Southgate
2014Deasey D, Kable A, Jeong S, 'Influence of nurses' knowledge of ageing and attitudes towards older people on therapeutic interactions in emergency care: A literature review', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33 229-236 (2014) [C1]

Objective: The purpose of this literature review was to determine nurses' knowledge and understanding of the ageing process and attitudes towards older people in emergency care se... [more]

Objective: The purpose of this literature review was to determine nurses' knowledge and understanding of the ageing process and attitudes towards older people in emergency care settings. Methods: Primary research publications about emergency nurses' attitudes towards and knowledge about older people were sought in six databases and Google. Results: Sixteen articles were reviewed, including seven cross-sectional surveys, seven qualitative studies and two mixed-methods studies. Conclusion: Emergency department nurses' attitudes towards and knowledge about ageing processes may affect therapeutic interactions between nurses and their older patients. Issues such as managerial style, past experiences and the medical model used for health-care delivery were secondary factors shown to influence emergency nurses' negativity towards their older patients. Further research focused on nurses' attitudes to and awareness or knowledge of gerontological issues, in particular in the ED, is warranted and would contribute to achieving desired cultural change.

DOI10.1111/ajag.12169
Co-authorsSarah Jeong
2014Macdonald-Wicks LK, Gallagher LM, Snodgrass SJ, Guest M, Kable A, James C, et al., 'Difference in perceived knowledge, confidence and attitudes between dietitians and other health professionals in the provision of weight management advice', Nutrition and Dietetics, (2014)

Aim: The aim of this analysis is to establish if dietitians have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide support to other health professional (HP) groups in the provision of... [more]

Aim: The aim of this analysis is to establish if dietitians have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide support to other health professional (HP) groups in the provision of weight management advice to overweight/obese patients. Methods: A secondary data analysis of a cross-sectional survey of HPs was undertaken to perform a gap analysis with regard to practices, knowledge, confidence and attitudes in the provision of weight management advice. Survey responses and additional measures (practice, knowledge, confidence and attitude scores) were compared between dietitians and other HPs. Descriptive statistics were undertaken, and differences between group ¿2 tests were performed for nominal data and the Wilcoxon rank sum test for ordinal and non-parametric data. Results: About 100% of dietitians had received initial weight management training and 85% had participated in professional development training, compared with 18 and 19% of HPs, respectively, although 70% believed it was within their scope of practice to provide evidence-based advice. Dietitian respondents achieved a higher median score (maximum 10) in the following areas (practice = 6.5, knowledge = 8.0, confidence = 8.3) when compared with HP respondents (practice = 4.2, knowledge = 7.0, confidence = 5.4). The median attitude score for both groups was 6.0. Conclusions: HPs are receptive to providing evidence-based weight loss messages to overweight/obese clients in their current practice. However, weight management training is required to enhance HPs' knowledge and skills in order to increase confidence and improve practice skills. Dietitians can assist HPs to ensure that clear, consistent, evidence-based messages are delivered to overweight clients throughout the health-care system. © 2014 Dietitians Association of Australia.

DOI10.1111/1747-0080.12115
Co-authorsSuzanne Snodgrass, Maya Guest, Lesley Wicks, Samantha Ashby, Carole James, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
2014Guest M, Kable AK, Boggess MM, Friedewald M, 'Nurses' sharps, including needlestick, injuries in public and private healthcare facilities in New South Wales, Australia', Healthcare Infection, 19 65-75 (2014) [C1]

Background The aim of this paper is to determine factors associated with sharps-related injury rates in nurses by analysing the combined data from two state-wide cross-sectional s... [more]

Background The aim of this paper is to determine factors associated with sharps-related injury rates in nurses by analysing the combined data from two state-wide cross-sectional studies of nurses and comparing rates between public and private sectors and between different nurse practice areas in NSW. Methods The data from two studies conducted in 2006 and 2007 were combined for 44 similar data items and for similar nurse participants (registered nurses, registered midwives and enrolled nurses). Both studies had recruited nurses from membership of the NSW Nurses' Association. Data for 256 and 1100 participants respectively were combined for this comparative analysis. Results The sharps-related annual injury rate was 7.2% (95% CI: 5.9, 8.7). It was significantly higher in operating theatres, renal, mental health and paediatric practice areas in private compared with public facilities (17.9% versus 5.2%). Positive aspects of sharps safety practices included: 90% of nurses reported their injuries, were aware of processes required for dealing with sharps injuries and found their managers to be approachable. Areas for improvement included the provision of information about persons responsible for follow-up (21% unsure), increased provision of safety-engineered medical devices (SEMDs) (50% not available), decreased provision of non-SEMDs (75% available) and a focus on the highly-resistant practice of recapping needles (35% report recapping non-SEMDs). Conclusions There are significant differences in sharps-related injuries between public and private facilities. Opportunities exist to improve safety practices across various nursing practice environments. © Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control 2014.

DOI10.1071/HI13044
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2013Kable A, Guest M, McLeod M, 'Resistance to Care: contributing factors and associated behaviours in healthcare facilities.', J Adv Nurs, 69 1747-1760 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/jan.12035Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2013Lang J, James C, Ashby S, Plotnifkoff R, Guest M, Kable A, et al., 'The provision of weight management advice: An investigation into occupational therapy practice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60 387-394 (2013) [C1]

Background/aim: Obesity affects more than half the Australian population and has become epidemic throughout the world. Little is known regarding occupational therapy interventions... [more]

Background/aim: Obesity affects more than half the Australian population and has become epidemic throughout the world. Little is known regarding occupational therapy interventions with clients who are overweight or obese. This study aimed to identify occupational therapy practice in relation to the provision of weight management. This was part of a larger study investigating health professional practice. Methods: A cross-sectional study design using a self-administered, purpose-designed survey was employed to identify the current practices of occupational therapists working in a regional area of New South Wales, Australia. Participants were recruited via email or mail as publically available. Results: Fifty-one occupational therapists anonymously completed the survey. Results revealed that 53% (n = 26) of respondents did not consider weight management to be within their scope of practice or their workplace role description. The most common intervention was the provision of physical activity advice (65.2%; n = 30). Dietary advice was provided by 20.8% (n = 10), while 77% (n = 32) referred onto dietitian services. During entry-level occupational therapy education, only 7.8% (n = 4) had received weight management advice education. Completion of postgraduate professional development training in this area was reported by 14% (n = 7) of respondents. Conclusion: This study provides insight into the current practices of Australian occupational therapists in relation to the provision of weight management advice. This research displays a need to acknowledge both a generic and a discipline-specific role for the provision of healthy lifestyle interventions. This may be achieved through better access to education during entry-level programmes and in the workplace. © 2013 Occupational Therapy Australia.

DOI10.1111/1440-1630.12073
Co-authorsSuzanne Snodgrass, Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Carole James, Samantha Ashby, Maya Guest
2013Arthur C, Levett-Jones T, Kable A, 'Quality indicators for the design and implementation of simulation experiences: A Delphi study', Nurse Education Today, 33 1357-1361 (2013) [C1]

Simulation is widely used in nursing education. Previous studies have examined the impact of simulation on the acquisition of psychomotor skills, knowledge, critical thinking and ... [more]

Simulation is widely used in nursing education. Previous studies have examined the impact of simulation on the acquisition of psychomotor skills, knowledge, critical thinking and non-technical skills such as teamwork.Challenges associated with the integration of simulation into nursing curricula have also been examined, however only limited research addresses the most effective simulation design and teaching strategies for quality educational outcomes.This paper reports a Delphi study that synthesises expert opinion on the pedagogical principles and teaching strategies that are indicative of quality in simulation based learning activities. The resultant set of Quality Indicator Statements is presented and opportunities for application and further research are discussed. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI10.1016/j.nedt.2012.07.012
CitationsScopus - 6
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2013Kable AK, Arthur C, Levett-Jones T, Reid-Searl K, 'Student evaluation of simulation in undergraduate nursing programs in Australia using quality indicators', NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, 15 235-243 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/nhs.12025Author URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2013Pich J, Hazelton M, Kable A, 'Violent behaviour from young adults and the parents of paediatric patients in the emergency department', International Emergency Nursing, 21 157-162 (2013) [C1]

Violence in healthcare is a significant issue and one that is increasing in prevalence globally. Nurses have been identified as the professional group at most risk, with patients ... [more]

Violence in healthcare is a significant issue and one that is increasing in prevalence globally. Nurses have been identified as the professional group at most risk, with patients the main source of this violence. The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of Australian ED nurses with episodes of patient-related violence from young adults (16-25. years of age) and the parents of paediatric patients. Data analysis of semi-structured interviews led to the identification of antecedents to episodes of violence and behaviours specific to these two groups of interest. These behaviours included: "performing" and attention-seeking behaviours and violent behaviours including both verbal and physical abuse. Antecedents discussed by participants included: parental emotions and alcohol and substance abuse. Overall the results speak to a working environment where participants regularly feel unsafe. Violence in the ED is perceived to occur frequently and to such an extent that participants have become resigned to expect and accept it as part of their job. The role played by distinct groups such as young adults and the parents of paediatric patients must be acknowledged and this knowledge used along with other known risk factors to help identify patients at risk of potential violence. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI10.1016/j.ienj.2012.08.007
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2012Pich JV, Hazelton MJ, Kable AK, 'Emergency Department nurses' experiences with patient-related violence at work: A brief overview of qualitative results from the Australian VENT study', Connections, 15 18-19 (2012) [C3]
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2012Kable AK, Pich JV, Maslin-Prothero SE, 'A structured approach to documenting a search strategy for publication: A 12 step guideline for authors', Nurse Education Today, 32 878-886 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2012Kable AK, Guest M, McLeod M, 'Organizational risk management of resistance to care episodes in health facilities', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68 1933-1943 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2012Ashby SE, James CL, Plotnikoff RC, Collins CE, Guest M, Kable AK, Snodgrass SJ, 'Survey of Australian practitioners' provision of healthy lifestyle advice to clients who are obese', Nursing & Health Sciences, 14 189-196 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsMaya Guest, Suzanne Snodgrass, Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Carole James, Samantha Ashby
2011Pich JV, Hazelton MJ, Sundin DJ, Kable AK, 'Patient-related violence at triage: A qualitative descriptive study', International Emergency Nursing, 19 12-19 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ienj.2009.11.007
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2011Arthur C, Kable AK, Levett-Jones TL, 'Human patient simulation manikins and information communication technology use in Australian schools of nursing: A cross-sectional survey', Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 7 e219-e227 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ecns.2010.03.002
CitationsScopus - 9
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2011Pich JV, Kable AK, 'Systematic review protocol: Patient-related violence against nursing staff working in the emergency department', Joanna Briggs Institute Library of Systematic Reviews, 1-22 (2011) [C3]
2011James CL, Southgate EL, Kable AK, Rivett DA, Guest M, Bohatko-Naismith J, 'The Return-To-Work Coordinator role: Qualitative insights for nursing', Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 21 220-227 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10926-010-9270-4
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsCarole James, Darren Rivett, Maya Guest, Erica Southgate
2011Southgate EL, James CL, Kable AK, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, 'Workplace injury and nurses: Insights from focus groups with Australian return-to-work coordinators', Nursing & Health Sciences, 13 192-198 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00597.x
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsErica Southgate, Carole James, Maya Guest, Darren Rivett
2011Kable AK, Guest M, McLeod M, 'Organizational risk management and nurses' perceptions of workplace risk associated with sharps including needlestick injuries in nurses in New South Wales, Australia', Nursing & Health Sciences, 13 246-254 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00607.x
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2010Guest M, Kable AK, McLeod M, 'A survey of sharps including needlestick injuries in nurses in New South Wales, Australia', Healthcare Infection, 15 77-83 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1071/hi10019
CitationsScopus - 5
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2010Meedya S, Fahy KM, Kable AK, 'Factors that positively influence breastfeeding duration to 6 months: A literature review', Women and Birth, 23 135-145 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.wombi.2010.02.002
CitationsScopus - 67
2010Kable A, James C, Southgate E, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, 'Return to work coordinators - contributions to the occupational rehabilitation process for injured nurses.', Australian Epidemiologist, 17 105-106 (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsMaya Guest, Darren Rivett, Carole James, Erica Southgate
2010Pich JV, Hazelton MJ, Sundin DJ, Kable AK, 'Patient-related violence against emergency department nurses', Nursing & Health Sciences, 12 268-274 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1442-2018.2010.00525.x
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2009Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman A, 'Adverse events in five surgical procedures', Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 14 145-155 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1108/14777270910952306
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsRobert Gibberd
2009Levett-Jones TL, Kenny RP, Van Der Riet PJ, Hazelton MJ, Kable AK, Bourgeois S, Luxford Y, 'Exploring the information and communication technology competence and confidence of nursing students and their perception of its relevance to clinical practice', Nurse Education Today, 29 612-616 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.nedt.2009.01.007
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsPamela Vanderriet, Tracy Levett-Jones, Michael Hazelton
2008Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman A, 'Predictors of adverse events in surgical admissions in Australia', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 20 406-411 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1093/intqhc/mzn032
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsRobert Gibberd
2008Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman A, 'Measuring compliance with surgical antibiotic protocols: An intervention', Clinical Governance, 13 296-304 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1108/14777270810912996
Co-authorsRobert Gibberd
2004Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman AD, 'Complications after discharge for surgical patients', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74 92-98 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1046/j.1445-2197.2003.02922.x
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsRobert Gibberd
2004Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman AD, 'Re: Complications after discharge for surgical patients', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74 805-807 (2004) [C3]
Co-authorsRobert Gibberd
2002Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman AD, 'Adverse events in surgical patients in Australia', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 14(4) 269-276 (2002) [C1]
DOI10.1093/intqhc/14.4.269
CitationsScopus - 173Web of Science - 130
Co-authorsRobert Gibberd
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Conference (50 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014James CL, Brady J, Guest M, Rivett DA, Kable A, 'Injury management for NSW Nurses: physical and psychological injury differences', Online Program and Abstracts WDPI 2014 - Third International Conference of the Work Disability Prevention and Integration (WDPI) Scientific Committee of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), Toronto, Canada (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Carole James
2014Deasey D, Kable A, Jeong S, 'Care of the older person in emergency (COPE): an Australian study on ED nurses attitudes and knowledge towards older people', http://www.globaledconference.com/resources/downloads/EMER%20FINAL%20Oral%20programme.pdf, Crowne Plaza, Dublin, Ireland (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsSarah Jeong
2014Deasey D, Kable A, Jeong S, 'Care of the older person in emergency (COPE): an Australian study on ED nurses' attitudes and knowledge towards older people', INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSING (2014) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsSarah Jeong
2014Deasey D, Kable A, Jeong S, 'Care of the Older Person in Emergency (COPE) Study Results', Australian Association of Gerontology & Aged Community Services, The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsSarah Jeong
2013Lang J, James C, Ashby S, Kable A, Guest M, Snodgrass S, et al., 'An Investigation into Current Occupational Therapy Practice in the Provision of Weight Management Advice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Carole James, Suzanne Snodgrass, Samantha Ashby, Maya Guest
2013Brady J, James C, Guest M, Kable AK, Rivett DA, 'Physical and Psychological Injury: Differences of Injury Management for NSW Nurses', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, eSupplement Occupational Therapy Australia 25th National Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsMaya Guest, Darren Rivett, Carole James
2013Kable AK, Antione M, James C, Guest M, Rivett DA, 'Injury Management for Injured NSW Nurses: Best Practice Return to Work?', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, eSupplement Occupational Therapy Australia 25th National Conference and Exhibition Conference Abstracts, Adelaide, Australia (2013) [E3]
Author URL
Co-authorsMaya Guest, Carole James, Darren Rivett
2013Kable AK, Pich J, Hazelton M, 'The VENT Study (Violence in Emergency Nursing and Triage): Results from a National Australian Study', Proceedings from the First Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference, Singapore (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2013Kable AK, Pich J, Hazelton M, 'The VENT Study (Violence in Emergency Nursing and Triage): Final results', Proceedings of the 11th International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN), Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2013Kable AK, Arthur C, Levett-Jones T, Reid-Searl K, 'Student Evaluation of Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Programs using Quality Indicators: A Pilot Study', Proceedings of the 5th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2013Kable AK, Kelly B, 'Responding to effects of adverse events on acute care nurses', The National Nursing Forum: Success Through Synergy. Program and Book of Abstracts, Canberra ACT (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsBrian Kelly
2013Kable AK, Humphreys M, Walsh P, Levett-Jones T, 'The Evaluation of Quality Indicators for the Design and Implementation of Simulation within the Undergraduate Nursing Programme', Valuing Safe Professional Practice, Harrogate (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2012Sinclair PM, Parker VT, Kable AK, 'Pictures and perspectives: A unique reflection on interdialytic weight gain', Abstracts. 23rd International Nursing Research Congress, Brisbane, Australia (2012) [E3]
CitationsScopus - 5
2012James CL, Southgate EL, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Kable AK, Guest M, 'Return to work: Suitable duties for injured nurses', Book of Abstracts. The Second Scientific Conference on Work Disability Prevention and Integration, Groningen, The Netherlands (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsCarole James, Darren Rivett, Maya Guest, Erica Southgate
2012James C, Southgate E, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Kable A, Guest M, 'Necessity, the mother of invention: suitable duties for injured nurses.', Poster presentation, London, UK (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Carole James, Erica Southgate, Maya Guest
2012Kable AK, Guest M, McLeod M, 'Resistance to care and effects on nurses in NSW, Australia.', Proceedings from the Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, Vancouver, Canada (2012)
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2012Pich JV, Hazelton MJ, Kable AK, 'The Violence in Emergency Nursing and Triage (VENT) Study: Quantitative results', Violence in the Health Sector. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, Vancouver, Canada (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2012Pich JV, Hazelton MJ, Kable AK, 'The Violence in Emergency Nursing and Triage (VENT) Study: Qualitative results', Violence in the Health Sector. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, Vancouver, Canada (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2012Arthur C, Kable AK, Levett-Jones TL, 'The application and testing of quality indicators for the design and implementation of simulation experiences', 14th National Nurse Education Conference 2012. Speaker Abstracts, Perth, WA (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2012Convery PJ, Pond CD, Higgins IJ, Iliffe S, Chenoweth L, Magin PJ, et al., 'Evaluation of a new nurse-led approach to dementia detection and care in primary care', 2012 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDimity Pond, Isabel Higgins, Michael Hazelton, Parker Magin
2011Guest M, Kable AK, 'Sharps including needlestick injuries in Australian nurses practising in New South Wales', Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Oxford (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2011Pich JV, Kable AK, Hazelton MJ, 'Emergency department nurses experiences with patient-related violence at work: Preliminary qualitative results from the Australian VENT Study', Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal Abstracts: 9th International Conference for Emergency Nurses, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2011Collins CE, Snodgrass SN, Kable AK, James CL, Ashby SE, Plotnikoff RC, 'The Community Healthy Adults Project: A survey of health professionals knowledge and practice in client weight management', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Carole James, Samantha Ashby, Suzanne Snodgrass
2011Arthur C, Levett-Jones TL, Kable AK, 'Quality indicators for the design and implementation of simulation experiences', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts, Prato, Tuscany (2011) [E3]
DOI10.1016/j.nedt.2012.07.012
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2011Hunter S, Arthur C, Roche JM, Levett-Jones TL, Kable AK, 'Prudent use of simulation dollars to achieve good learning outcomes', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts, Prato, Tuscany (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones, Sharyn Hunter
2011Kable AK, Guest M, McLeod M, 'Resistance to care and effects on nurses in NSW, Australia', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts, Prato, Tuscany (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2011Kable AK, Guest M, Rivett DA, Bohatko-Naismith J, 'The outcome of occupational rehabilitation of NSW nurses: Experiences of injured nurses', 5th International Congress on Innovations in Nursing, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest
2011Keatinge DR, Kable AK, Bowen LJ, 'Keeping undergraduate nurse mentors informed: Are we there yet?', Innovations in Nursing Practice, Thinking Aloud, Thinking Ahead: 15th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011, Hamilton, NZ (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsLynette Bowen
2010Arthur C, Levett-Jones TL, Kable AK, 'Australian simulation and technology survey', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Programme, Sydney (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2010Bowen LJ, Keatinge DR, Kable AK, 'Looking after an undergraduate student nurse: What is it really like for a registered nurse?', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Programme, Sydney (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsLynette Bowen
2010Arthur C, Roche JM, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Kable AK, Hunter S, 'The simulation 'pot of gold': How should we spend it?', SimTech Health 2010: Education and Innovation in Healthcare. Conference Handbook with Program and Abstracts, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones, Sharyn Hunter
2010Kable AK, Guest M, Butrej T, McLeod M, 'Sharps including needlestick (SIN) injuries in nurses in New South Wales', Supporting the Healthcare Workforce. Innovations in OHS, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2010Arthur C, Levett-Jones TL, Kable AK, 'Identifying quality indicators for the use of human patient simulation manikins and ICT - A Delphi study', Symposium: Simulation and Beyond. Creative Teaching Approaches for Improving Patient Safety. Program, Pokolbin, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2010Harmon CW, Hazelton MJ, Kable AK, 'Developing sustainable strategies for assisting assaulted mental health nurses', Violence in the Health Sector: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector - From Awareness to Sustainable Action, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2010) [E2]
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2010Pich JV, Hazelton MJ, Kable AK, Sundin DJ, 'Patient-related violence at triage: A qualitative descriptive study', Violence in the Health Sector: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector - From Awareness to Sustainable Action, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2010) [E2]
DOI10.1016/j.ienj.2009.11.007
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2010Pich JV, Hazelton MJ, Kable AK, Sundin DJ, 'Patient-related violence against emergency department nurses: A review of the literature', Violence in the Health Sector: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector - From Awareness to Sustainable Action, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2009Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, James CL, Kable AK, Southgate EL, 'The occupational rehabilitiation of NSW nurses', 2nd Passionate about Practice Conference 2009, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Carole James, Erica Southgate
2009Arthur C, Kable AK, Levett-Jones TL, Bourgeois S, 'Human patient simulation manikin and information communication technology use in Australian nurse education', Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009: Concurrent Sessions, Christchurch, NZ (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2009James CL, Southgate EL, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, Kable AK, 'Return to work co-ordinators: Contributions to the occupational rehabilitation process for injured nurses', Inaugural Conference for OT Australia NSW-ACT 2009: Conference Abstract Handbook, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsErica Southgate, Carole James, Maya Guest, Darren Rivett
2009Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, James CL, Kable AK, Southgate EL, 'The occupational rehabilitation of NSW nurses. Poster presented at the 2nd Passionate about Practice Conference (p. Poster 3). Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Health. 29-30 July 2009.', Poster presented at the 2nd Passionate about Practice Conference (p. Poster 3). Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Health. 29-30 July 2009. (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsMaya Guest, Darren Rivett, Erica Southgate, Carole James
2009Kenny RP, Levett-Jones TL, Kable AK, 'The information communication technology profile of commencing bachelor of nursing students enrolled in three Australian universities', RCNA Annual Conference 09: Program and Book of Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2009Guest M, Kable AK, McLeod M, Butrej T, 'Sharps including needlestick injuries in NSW nurses: Results from the NSW SIN study', Australasian Epidemiologist, Dunedin, NZ (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2009Kable AK, Guest M, McLeod M, Butrej T, 'Sharps injuries including needlestick (SIN) in nurses in New South Wales, Australia', Third International Clinical Skills Conference. Abstracts, Papers, Workshops and Posters, Prato, Italy (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2008Guest M, Kable AK, McLeod M, Butrej T, 'Perceptions of sharps including needlestick injuries and related practices among NSW nurses: Results from the NSW SIN study', Healthcare Infection, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
DOI10.1071/hiv13n4abstracts
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2008Kable AK, Guest M, McLeod M, Butrej T, 'Sharps including needlestick injuries in NSW nurses: Results from the NSW SIN study', Healthcare Infection, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
DOI10.1071/hiv13n4abstracts
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2008Kable AK, Levett-Jones TL, Maynard JM, 'Enhancing academic staff understanding of the learning needs of Indigenous Australian students in a tertiary education setting', 13th National Nurse Education Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Maynard, Tracy Levett-Jones
2006Spigelman AD, Kable AK, Gibberd RW, 'Results of an intervention to improve compliance with prophylactic antibotic protocols for elective surgery', ANZ Journal of Surgery, Australia (2006) [C3]
Co-authorsRobert Gibberd
2003Spigelman AD, Gibberd RW, Kable AK, 'What happens to patients after discharge?', ANZ Journal of Surgery, Australia (2003) [C3]
Co-authorsRobert Gibberd
2000Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman AD, 'Adverse events in nine common elective surgical procedures', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, Australia (2000) [C3]
Co-authorsRobert Gibberd
2000Kable AK, Gibberd R, Spigelman AD, 'Surgical Adverse Events in Australia', The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery, Melbourne (2000) [E3]
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Report (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Guest M, James CL, Rivett DA, Kable AK, 'The Outcome of Occupational Rehabilitation of Injured NSW Nurses: Study Report', NSW Nurses' Association, 156 (2011) [R1]
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Carole James, Maya Guest
2011Kable AK, Guest M, Duke JM, McLeod M, 'Resistance to Care, Workplace Injury and Effects on the Nursing Workforce in NSW: Study Report', NSW Nurses Association, 83 (2011) [R1]
Co-authorsMaya Guest
2010Kable AK, Guest M, McLeod M, Butrej T, McElduff P, Barker D, 'A Cross Sectional Survey of Sharps including Needlestick (SIN) Injuries Among NSW Nurses in 2007: Study Report', Workcover NSW, 79 (2010) [R1]
Co-authorsMaya Guest
1999Kable AK, 'Surgical adverse events study' (1999) [C3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants23
Total funding$748,854

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $2,000

6th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato ITaly, 17-20 May 2015$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500201
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20142 grants / $27,000

An Evaluation of Transitional Care for Stroke Patients$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable, Professor Amanda Baker, Professor Dimity Pond, Doctor Alyna Turner, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301294
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

5th International Nurse Education Conference, Noordwijkerhout Netherlands, 22-25 June 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400086
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20133 grants / $102,000

Transitional Care for Patients with Dementia$50,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable, Professor Dimity Pond, Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan, Doctor Carolyn Hullick, Professor Lynnette Chenoweth
SchemeDementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300778
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Transitional Care for Patients with Dementia$50,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable, Professor Dimity Pond, Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan, Doctor Carolyn Hullick, Professor Lynnette Chenoweth
SchemeDementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300778
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

5th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy, 19 - 22 May 2013$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300352
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20121 grants / $2,000

Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, Vancouver, Canada, 24 - 26 October 2012$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200634
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20114 grants / $40,000

Adult lifestyle incentives for vitality and energy (ALIVE): Supporting health professionals to assist clients with weight management through lifestyle changes$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamAssociate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Carole James, Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Doctor Maya Guest, Ms Samantha Ashby, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1001025
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Kable - ERF Teaching Relief$14,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100315
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Second victims of adverse events in acute health care$4,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000908
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Fourth Internaitonal Clinical Skill Conference, Prato, Italy, 22 - 25 May 2011$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100145
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20101 grants / $10,000

An evaluation of the effectiveness of an educational intervention to increase pain management in older people in acute care settings$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Isabel Higgins, Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Conjoint Professor Sian Maslin-Prothero, Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Doctor Peter Summons
SchemeLinkage Pilot Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1001058
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20091 grants / $114,050

The outcome of occupational rehabilitation of NSW nurses$114,050

Funding body: WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

Funding bodyWorkCover Authority of New South Wales
Project TeamDoctor Maya Guest, Associate Professor Carole James, Professor Darren Rivett, Associate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeWorkCover Assist Applied Research Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0188284
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20085 grants / $320,897

Dementia Collaborative Research Centre$161,744

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project TeamProfessor Dimity Pond, Professor Isabel Higgins, Professor Michael Hazelton, Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Conjoint Professor Parker Magin, Doctor Jill Phillips
SchemeDementia Collaborative Research Centres Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188513
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Resistance to care, workplace injury and effects on the nursing workforce in NSW$103,160

Funding body: WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

Funding bodyWorkCover Authority of New South Wales
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable, Doctor Maya Guest
SchemeWorkCover Assist Applied Research Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188252
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

CEF admin relief Kable$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Michael Hazelton, Associate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeCareer Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189255
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Development of the School of Nursing and Midwifery research profile and performance$4,525

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeCareer Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188508
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Royal College of Nursing Australian Annual Conference, Sheraton Hotel Perth, 25/9/2008 - 27/9/2008$1,468

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189295
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $86,972

Needlestick and sharps injuries among NSW nurses employed in both public and private, city, regional, rural and remote health care facilities.$86,972

Funding body: WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

Funding bodyWorkCover Authority of New South Wales
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable, Doctor Maya Guest
SchemeWorkCover Assist Applied Research Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187574
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20031 grants / $651

Safety and Quality in Action - A National Australian Conference on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Perth 14 - 16 July, 2003.$651

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183160
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $284

13th Annual AAQHC Conference Surfers Paradise, Qld$284

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181820
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19981 grants / $42,500

Surgical Adverse Events Study, 1998$42,500

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamConjoint Professor Robert Gibberd, Conjoint Professor Allan Spigelman, Associate Professor Ashley Kable
SchemeMinisterial Advisory Committee - Quality in Health Care
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177915
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

19971 grants / $500

Development and Conduct of a Post-discharge Patient Survey $500

Funding body: Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care (AAQHC)

Funding bodyAustralasian Association for Quality in Health Care (AAQHC)
Project Team
SchemeSupport Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1999
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Developing the Role of the Specialist Occupational Health Nurse in the Prevention and Management of Work-Related Mental Health Disorders in Australia
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2015An Exploratory Study of the Adolescent with Cancer Living with Hope and Loss: Do You Feel the Way I Do?
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014The Carer's Contribution During the Mental State Exam: "The Mental State Exam Checklist"
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014Sources of Meaning in Life and Beliefs about the Meaning of Life in People in Mid-Life with or without Depression in Regional Australia
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013Investigating Behavioural Intention in E-Learning
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2013How Nurses Evaluate Their Own Practice
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2012What Responses, Engagement Strategies and Interventions do Adolescent Mental Health Clients and Nurses Believe are Most Helpful on an Inpatient Unit in a Crisis
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2009Nurses' knowledge of ageing and attitudes towards older persons influencing clinical practice and therapeutic interactions in Emergency Department settings
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2009Comparison of a Nurse Led Evidence Based Venous Thromboembolism Program With Usual VTE Prevention Practices and Associated Outcomes Following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015A Midwife-led Antenatal Breastfeeding Education Intervention for Primiparous Women to Increase Predominant Breastfeeding Rates at One, Three, and Six Months After Birth in Thailand: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial
Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2015The Experience of Registered Nurses Who Mentor Undergraduate Nursing Students in the Australian Rural Context
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014The VENT Study: Violence in Emergency Nursing and Triage
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014Human Patient Stimulation Manikins and Information and Communication Technology: Use and Quality Indicators in Australian Schools of Nursing
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014Asthma and Pregnancy: A Qualitative Descriptive Study of Midwives' Current Knowledge About Asthma in Pregnancy and Their Perceived Role in Antenatal Asthma Management in Australia
Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2013Pictures and Perspectives: A Qualitative Descriptive Study of the Experience of Living with Fluid Restrictions for People Receiving Haemodialysis in a Community Setting
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2010Feeling Like a Genius: Enhancing Women's Changing Embodied Self During First Childbearing
Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2010The Process of Response of Mental Health Nurses who have Experienced Assaults by Their Patients: A Grounded Theory Study Conducted in Mental Health Inpatient Settings
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2006What Factors Influence Clinician Participation in Quality Improvement in the Intensive Care Environment?
General Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor Ashley Kable

Position

Associate Professor
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nursing

Contact Details

Emailashley.kable@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6334
Mobile0400994618
Fax(02) 4921 6301

Office

RoomRW1.37
BuildingRichardson Wing
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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