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Biography

Jenny has been a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle since early 2006. Prior to this she gained extensive community nursing experience and expertise in Sydney. Much of this experience involved working in partnership with older people and their formal or informal carers, often family members.  She is passionate about improving the quality of care for older people and their family members and has developed an interest in the experiences of families during care of the older person in various settings. In 2007 this passion led her to lead an a pilot study designed to test a participatory action research approach to a range of problems associated with assessing, preventing and managing older person delirium in acute care settings. This was followed a year later with involvement in a study designed to evaluate the outcomes of the PAR pilot study. Her PhD research built further on this interest and turned to exploring the experiences of families during an older loved one’s delirium.

Whilst at the University Jenny's teaching has focused on the undergraduate nursing program where she has co-ordinated partnership/therapeutic relationship and primary health care courses, as well as teaching into a range of other courses, including those related to older person care and foundational first year studies. Her expertise in teaching has been acknowledged through receipt of Faculty and University awards (individual and team based) related to student learning/teaching.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, 04/04/2014
  • Master of Education in Adult Education, University of Technology Sydney, 06/05/1996
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), Charles Sturt University, 04/04/1991
  • Associate Diploma in Community Health Nursing, Cumberland College of Health Sciences, 22/03/1986

Research

Research keywords

  • Delirium
  • Family Members/Carers
  • Older people
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Phenomenology
  • Qualitative Research

Research expertise

Delirium in older people, older people and their family members, qualitative research methodologies, in particular phenomenology and participatory action research.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111001Aged Care Nursing90
111000Nursing10

Awards

Recognition.

2013University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor’s Citation
Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Australia)
For co-designing and implementing a virtual community [Wiimali] that uses digital storytelling to engage and inspire nursing students while developing their understanding of healthcare service
2011University of Newcastle Faculty of Health Award
Community Partnerships (Australia)
The development of community partnership dimensions for an undergraduate course entitled 'Primary Health Care'
2008University of Newcastle Faculty of Health Award
Indigenous Collaboration (Australia)
For partnership initiatives with the Wollotuka Institute for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing students to sustain their studies and complete their undergraduate nursing degrees.

Research Award.

2010Emerging Researchers in Ageing
National Conference (Australia)
Best Poster Presentation - The lived experience of family members who visit a hospitalised older person when the older person has delirium.

Collaboration

Jenny maintains close ties with the Collaborating Centre for Older Persons' Care, a centre which collaborates on research and scholarly activity relating to the provision of optimal care for older people in a range of settings. Researchers in this centre respond to issues and concerns in pursuit of Person Centred Care for older people and seek to understand the experience of older adults and their families or significant others in a range of contexts in which they deal with and manage their health concerns. She is also a member of the University's Priority Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing and the BRICS Nursing and Midwifery Network with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Community nursing
  • Older person nursing
  • Primary care
  • Primary health care

Teaching expertise

Undergraduate course co-ordination across multiple campuses and with large student populations/teaching teams

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Day JL, Changing family portraits: Sudden existential absence during delirium. A phenomenological study of the lived experience of family members during their older person¿s delirium, University of Newcastle (2014)
2011Day JL, Higgins IJ, Keatinge DR, 'Orientation strategies during delirium: Are they helpful?', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20 3285-3294 (2011) [C1]
2009Day JL, Higgins IJ, Koch TG, 'The process of practice redesign in delirium care for hospitalised older people: A participatory action research study', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46 13-22 (2009) [C1]
2008Day JL, Higgins IJ, Koch TG, 'Delirium and older people: What are the constraints to best practice in acute care?', International Journal of Older People Nursing, 3 170-177 (2008) [C1]
2009Day JL, Higgins IJ, Koch TG, 'Delirium and older people in acute care', Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care, Churchill Livingston, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 244-260 (2009) [B1]

Co-authors: Isabel Higgins

Publications

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Chapter (7 outputs)

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2014Armitage D, Conway J, Day JL, Hewett J, Higgins I, Hullick C, Maslin-Prothero S, 'Communicating with older people', Critical conversations for patient safety: An essential guide for healthcare professionals, Pearson Australia, Sydney 114-124 (2014)
2013Day JL, Taylor ACT, Hunter S, Jeong S, Armitage D, Keatinge D, Higgins I, 'Community Care', Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical thinking in Client Care, Pearson, Sydney 35-54 (2013) [B2]
2012Day JL, Levett-Jones TL, Kenny RP, 'Communicating', Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 521-557 (2012) [B2]

Co-authors: Tracy Levett-jones

2011Day JL, Armitage D, Jeong Y-S, Hunter S, Keatinge DR, Higgins IJ, 'Community-based nursing care', Medical Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 37-52 (2011) [B2]
2010Day JL, Levett-Jones TL, 'Communicating', Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 482-516 (2010) [B2]

Co-authors: Tracy Levett-jones

2009Day JL, Higgins IJ, Koch TG, 'Delirium and older people in acute care', Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care, Churchill Livingston, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 244-260 (2009) [B1]

Co-authors: Isabel Higgins

2008Day JL, Koch T, 'Community-based nursing practice', Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of Nurisng, Elsevier, Sydney 35-48 (2008) [B2]
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Journal article (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Day JL, Levett-Jones T, Thorington Taylor A, 'Using a virtual community to enhance nursing student's understanding of primary health care', Collegian, 0-0 (2014)
2011Day JL, Higgins IJ, Keatinge DR, 'Orientation strategies during delirium: Are they helpful?', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20 3285-3294 (2011) [C1]
2009Day JL, Higgins IJ, Koch TG, 'The process of practice redesign in delirium care for hospitalised older people: A participatory action research study', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46 13-22 (2009) [C1]
2009Li P, Giles M, Dumont FA, Day JL, Higgins IJ, 'The uptake and utility of a protocol for delirium prevention: An evaluation study', HNE Handover for Nurses and Midwives, 2 7-11 (2009) [C2]

Co-authors: Isabel Higgins

2008Day JL, Higgins IJ, Koch TG, 'Delirium and older people: What are the constraints to best practice in acute care?', International Journal of Older People Nursing, 3 170-177 (2008) [C1]
2000Fleming A, Day JL, Glanfield L, 'Registered nurse management of urinary catheters in a rehabilitation and long term care hospital', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 6 237-256 (2000)
2000Jannings W, Day JL, 'A tool to ease the strain', Australain Council of Community Nursing Services Journal For Community Nurses, 5 9-10 (2000)
1999Fleming A, Day JL, Glanfield L, 'Enrolled nurse management or urinary catheters in a rehabilitation and long term care hospital', Official Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, 21-25 (1999)
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Conference (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Day JL, Higgins I, 'A Case for Compassion: Family Member Experiences During Their Older Loved One¿s Delirium [Oral paper]', Care and Compassion in a Changing World. 3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Newcastle, Australia (2014)
2014Day JL, 'Turning to Media Depictions of Delirium: A PhD Student¿s Approach and Insights during a Phenomenological Study [Poster]', Care and Compassion iin a Changing World. 3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2014)
2014Day JL, Higgins I, 'Experiencing a loved one¿s sudden absence during delirium: The perspectives of family members of older people.[oral paper]', DECLARED: Delirium Clinical and Research Day: A One Day Multidisciplinary Symposium, Melbourne, Australia (2014)
2014Day JL, Higgins I, 'The lived experience of family members during their older loved one¿s delirium: A phenomenological study.[poster]', DECLARED: Delirium Clinical and Research Day: A One Day Multidisciplinary Symposium, Melbourne, Australia (2014)
2013Day JL, Higgins I, Keatinge D, 'Family member experiences during an older loved one's delirium', Emerging Researchers In Ageing, Sydney (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Isabel Higgins

2012Levett-Jones TL, Day JL, 'Wiimali: A virtual community that engages nursing students in learning about primary health care', Conference Proceedings. 4th International Nurse Education Conference, Baltimore, MD (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Tracy Levett-jones

2010Higgins IJ, Li P, Day JL, Giles M, Dumont F, 'PAR and the prevention of delirium in older people in the acute care setting: Outcomes and meaning of participation', 8th World Congress 2010: Participatory Action Research and Action Learning, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Isabel Higgins

2010Day JL, 'The lived experience of family members who visit a hospitalised older person when the older person has delirium', 2010 National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing: "Getting the Right Skill Mix". Abstracts & Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Day JL, 'Moving on: Partnering to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing students', 12th National Conference - Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Higgins IJ, Day JL, Koch TG, Li I, Giles M, Dumont FA, 'The detection & prevention of delirium in acute care: An evaluation of the uptake & utility of guidelines by health professionals', New Zealand Association of Gerontology & Age Concern New Zealand Conference 2009: Conference Downloads, Wellington, NZ (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Isabel Higgins

2008Higgins IJ, Day JL, Koch TG, 'The detection and prevention of delirium in an acute care setting', Australasian Journal of Ageing, Fremantle, WA (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Isabel Higgins

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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Day JL, Changing family portraits: Sudden existential absence during delirium. A phenomenological study of the lived experience of family members during their older person¿s delirium, University of Newcastle (2014)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$1,580

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2014 (2 grants)

3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Newcastle, Australia, 1 - 3 October 2014.$970
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Jenny Day
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$97020142014
GNo:G1400904

'DECLARED' Delirium Clinical and Research Day, Melbourne Australia, 27 May 2014$610
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Jenny Day
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$61020142014
GNo:G1400535
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.4

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Nursing)Co-SupervisorKnowledge and Attitudes Regarding Pain Management
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Dr Jennifer (Jenny) Day

Work Phone(02) 4921 2091
Email
PositionLecturer
Older Persons' Care Research Group
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaNursing
Office
RW1-45,
Richardson Wing,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/jenny-day