Mrs Gunilla Haydon
School of Nursing and Midwifery
- Phone: (02) 65816357
Gunilla Haydon is a lecturer in nursing at the Port Macquarie campus, University of Newcastle, Australia. Her current research is investigating the experience of surviving a cardiac arrest and subsequent cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Gunilla is particularly interested in qualitative methodologies, and is using Narrative Inquiry for this study. The knowledge gained from exploring survivors’ experiences aims to improve patient centred care and quality of life.
Gunilla found an interest in research and further involvement in education during her second year in the Bachelor of Nursing Program with a presentation at an international nursing and education conference NETNEP 2010. Gunilla investigated the influence a cultural excursion to a Thai nursing school had on the students’ perception on international nursing. After completing her Bachelor of Nursing Degree she continued studying, completing the Honours program years while she was working at the PMBH.
In her honours program Gunilla explored the influence humour had on the therapeutic relationship nurse/patient relationship. In this study she used Narrative Inquiry, she has two publications from this study and x well received conference presentations. She is sought after by students for research advice and as a supervisor for their honours studies. She is presently supervising.
Gunilla has a passion for education and thrives in the tutorial room where she can interact with students and promote the need for evidence based practise and research.
She also has a commitment to the development of the nursing profession as leaders in the future of health services and the development of preventative health in the community.
Gunilla’s clinical experience includes inpatient medical and surgical nursing. She has a particular interest in cardiac nursing. As well she brings a wide ranging background to her work. Gunilla lived for the first half of her life in Sweden and has run successful small business in Europe and Australia so brings a unique perspective to make her an accomplished teachers and researcher.
- Bachelor of Nursing, University of Newcastle
Fields of Research
|111002||Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)||30|
|111099||Nursing not elsewhere classified||40|
|111003||Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)||30|
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Journal article (5 outputs)
Haydon G, van der Riet P, Maguire J, 'Survivors' quality of life after cardiopulmonary resuscitation: an integrative review of the literature', Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 31 6-26 (2017)
Â© 2016 Nordic College of Caring ScienceBackground: The incidence of cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation continues to increase worldwide largely due to greater awaren... [more]
Â© 2016 Nordic College of Caring ScienceBackground: The incidence of cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation continues to increase worldwide largely due to greater awareness of the symptoms of cardiac events and increased attention to cardiopulmonary resuscitation training in the community. Globally, predicted survival rates after cardiopulmonary resuscitation have remained at 10% for decades and although patient outcome remains unpredictable, there is a positive trend in life expectancy. For a resuscitation attempt to be classed as successful, not only survival but also quality of life has to be evaluated. Aim: The aim of this review was to examine literature that explores the quality of life (QOL) for survivors' after CPR and the influence cognitive impairment, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has had on their QOL. Review methods: This review follows Whittemore and Knafl's framework for an integrative literature review. Electronic databases EBSCO, Ovid, PubMed and EMBASE were searched. After application of the inclusion and exclusion criteria, thirty-six papers published from January 2000 to June 2015 were included in this review. Results: These papers represent a broad spectrum of research evaluating quality of life for survivors of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The heterogeneous research methods and vast number of different research tools make it challenging to compare the findings. The majority of papers concluded that quality of life for survivors of cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was generally acceptable. However, studies also described survivors' experience of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and cognitive dysfunction. Conclusion: A majority of papers reported an acceptable quality of life if the patient survived to hospital discharge. The heterogeneity in quantitative papers was noticeable and indicates a marked variance in patient outcomes. This review highlights the absence of specialized tools used to investigate survivors' experience of the event. Further exploration of the impact cardiopulmonary resuscitation has on the individual may improve ongoing rehabilitation and quality of life levels for survivors.
Haydon G, van der Riet P, 'Narrative inquiry: A relational research methodology suitable to explore narratives of health and illness', Nordic Journal of Nursing Research, 205715851667521-205715851667521 (2016)
Day JL, Taylor A, Summons P, van der riet, Hunter, Maguire, et al., 'Home care packages: Insights into the experiences of older epople leading up to the introduction of consumer directed care in Australia', Australian Journal of Primary Health, (2016)
Haydon G, van der Riet P, Browne G, 'A narrative inquiry: Humour and gender differences in the therapeutic relationship between nurses and their patients', Contemporary Nurse, 50 214-226 (2015) [C1]
Haydon G, van der Riet P, 'A narrative inquiry: How do nurses respond to patients' use of humour?', CONTEMPORARY NURSE, 46 197-205 (2014) [C1]
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Conference (4 outputs)
Haydon GC, Van der Riet P, Maguire J, 'The suitability for narrative inquiry in health research' (2015) [E3]
Haydon GC, Van der Riet P, Maguire J, 'Qualitative and quantitative research in quality of life after surviving a cardiac arrest' (2015) [E3]
Haydon GC, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Humour in nursing', 2nd Australian Capital Region Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference. Conference Proceedings (2012) [E3]
|2010||Haydon GC, 'Student nurses gain an insight to research and global nursing', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Poster Programme (2010) [E3]|
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Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||1|
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20151 grants / $10,298
Development of a strategic plan to enhance students' experience of clinical placement at Port Macquarie Base Hospital$10,298
Funding body: Hunter and Coast Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network
|Funding body||Hunter and Coast Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network|
Lynette Bowen, Pamela Van der Riet, Gunilla Haydon
|Scheme||H&C ICTN Research & Quality Improvement Small Grants|
|Type Of Funding||Other Public Sector - Commonwealth|
Mrs Gunilla Haydon
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine