Dr Joy Lyneham

Associate Professor

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Joy Lyneham is an associate professor is the School of Nursing and Midwifery currently the program convener of undergraduate nursing. A/Prof Lyneham has an extensive clinical, education and research history which has included Australian and international initiatives. Clinically focused in the area of Emergency nursing and this is reflected in both her teaching and research, she has maintained clinical practice until 2010. A/Prof Lyneham is an experienced supervisor of higher degree (PhD and Masters) candidates with over 20 completions with over 95% gaining excellent results, a significant proportion of these candidates have been international. The main methodological focus for research is phenomenology, however other qualitative and qualitative methods are evident in publications. Currently A/Prof Lyneham is completing a two year study conducted during the Christchurch earthquakes and the experiences of nurses and the role of Chaplains during a crisis.

Research Expertise

Areas of research interest and expertise are as follows; Phenomenology Acute Nursing Emergency Nursing Disaster Management Ethics Decision making.

Teaching Expertise
Teaching expertise as follows; basic nursing ethics emergency nursing disaster nursing research methods.

Administrative Expertise
Administration. University Level Academic Board Human Ethics committee EO committee Faculty Level Faculty Board Promotion Committee Education Committee School UG program coordinator PG program coordinator Education and assessment committees.

Collaborations
The most recent research collaboration has been with Christchurch hospital who were critical in gaining access to participants while the disaster was declared.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing), Tasmanian State Institute of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pract(Emergency Nurs), University of Western Sydney
  • Master of Health Science (Nursing), Charles Sturt University

Keywords

  • Acute care
  • Decision making
  • Disaster Management
  • Disaster nursing
  • Emergency care
  • Emergency nursing
  • Ethics

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) 50
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2002 - 1/12/2011 Senior Lecturer Monash University
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/07/2002 PG Coordinator University of Tasmania
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/01/1986 -  Membership - Royal College of Nursing - Australia Royal College of Nursing Australia
Australia
1/01/1985 - 1/01/2001 Lecturer Charles Sturt University
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2000 - 1/10/2009 Clinical Nurse WW Agency
Emergency/ICU/CCU
Australia
1/04/1988 - 1/12/1999 Clinical Nurse Specialist St Georges Hospital
Emergency
Australia

Invitations

Distinguished Visitor

Year Title / Rationale
2007 Impact of Research on Nursing Practice
Organisation: Military Hospital - Ryhad Description: Military Hospital - Saudi Arabia invite to Keynote at the National conference. In addition curriculum review was undertaken.

External Reviewer - Programs

Year Title / Rationale
2004 PG Diploma in Nursing
Organisation: Australian Catholic University Description: PG review of Emergency and Acute Care Course
2003 MN (Nurse poractitioner)
Organisation: Univereisty of Tasmania Description: Nurse Practitioner program review
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Lyneham JI, Morphett J, 'Nursing Care of People in the Emergency Department or experiencing disasters', Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Person-centred Care, Pearson, French Forest NSW 135-149 (2014) [B2]

Journal article (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Lyneham J, 'In surveyed Australian medical-surgical units about a third of nurses on perceive emotional abuse in recent shifts and a fifth report actual violence; perception of violence in the workplace is associated with unstable or negative working conditions and adverse patient outcomes', Evidence-Based Nursing, 13 106-107 (2014)
DOI 10.1136/ebn1079
2013 Lyneham JI, 'Conceptual model for medical surgical nursing:Moving toward an international speciality', Medsurg Nursing, 22 215-220, 263 (2013) [C1]
2011 Lyneham JI, Byrne H, 'Nurses Expereince of what Helped or hindered during the Christchurch Earthquake', Kai Tiaki Nursing Journal, 2 14-18 (2011) [C1]
2011 Mccauley K, Elsom S, Muir-Cochrane E, Lyneham J, 'Midwives and assessment of perinatal mental health', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18 786-795 (2011)

Childbirth is a significant life event in which women may experience emotional as well as physical changes. This study examined what midwives thought about their mental health ski... [more]

Childbirth is a significant life event in which women may experience emotional as well as physical changes. This study examined what midwives thought about their mental health skills and knowledge when they worked with women with a mental illness who had just had a baby. They reported feeling ill equipped to work with women with mental illness as well as not being aware of the resources available to them and the mothers. Midwives need to have appropriate education, knowledge and skills to work with this vulnerable group of women. Childbirth involves many psychological and emotional changes for women. The recent Commonwealth Government of Australia, National Perinatal Mental Health Action Plan (in 2008) recommends all pregnant and postnatal women have a psychosocial assessment including completion of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Midwives will assess all women at antenatal 'booking in' to maternity services. Currently, midwives receive little education regarding mental health assessment of women. This study explored the perceptions of midwives of their own mental health skills, knowledge and experiences, when working with women with mental illness in the perinatal period. An exploratory descriptive design was utilized to survey midwives across 19 maternity sites in Victoria, Australia. Clearly, midwives lack mental health skills and knowledge, describing their lack of confidence and feeling uncomfortable and unsafe when providing care for women with mental illness. They also report little knowledge of resources available to provide appropriate services for these women. The future direction for improving maternity care will require midwives to assess mental health needs of women, and refer them on, for timely intervention. It is critical midwives are prepared and able to make this kind of assessment. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing.

DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01727.x
Citations Scopus - 11
2011 McCauley K, Elsom S, Muir-Cochrane E, Lyneham JI, 'Midwives and assessment of perinatal health', Jounral of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18 786-795 (2011) [C1]
2010 Lyneham JI, 'Is there harm in silence?', Journal of Medical Ethics, 36 642-643 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2010 Lyneham JI, 'Violence in Nursing', Evidence-Based Nursing, 13 106-107 (2010) [C1]
2009 Lyneham JI, Parkinson C, Denholm C, 'Expert nursing practice: A mathematical explanation of Benner's fifth stage of practice development', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65 2477-2484 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2009 Mazooq H, Lyneham JI, 'Cardiopulmonary resusitation knowledge among nurses working in Bahrain', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15 294-302 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8
2008 Lyneham JI, Parkinson C, Denholm C, 'Explicating Benner's concept of expert practice: Intuition in emergency nursing', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 14 380-387 (2008) [C1]
2008 Lyneham J, Parkinson C, Denholm C, 'Explicating Benner's concept of expert practice: Intuition in emergency nursing', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64 380-387 (2008)

Aim. This paper is a report of a study exploring the experience of intuition in emergency nursing in relation to Benner's fifth stage of practice development, 'the expert practiti... [more]

Aim. This paper is a report of a study exploring the experience of intuition in emergency nursing in relation to Benner's fifth stage of practice development, 'the expert practitioner.' Background. Expert nurses anecdotally report actions and thoughts that present in their consciousness and have an impact on the care given. Benner used the term 'intuition' for the fifth stage of practice development. However, Paley has criticized Benner's model for its lack of clarity about the nature of an expert practitioner. This criticism is further justified by Benner's inadequate explanation of expert. Method. A hermeneutic phenomenological study was conducted using van Manen's approach and a Gadamerian analysis. Fourteen expert emergency nurses in Australia were interviewed between January 2000 and December 2003. Findings. The analysis resulted in the reconstruction of Benner's expert stage into three distinct phases: cognitive intuition, where assessment is processed subconsciously and can be rationalized in hindsight; transitional intuition, where a physical sensation and other behaviours enter the nurse's awareness; and embodied intuition, when the nurse trusts the intuitive thoughts. Conclusion. The findings validate the use of intuitive decision-making as a construct in explaining expert clinical decision-making practices. The validity of intuitive practice should be recognized. It is essential to recognize the conditions that support practice development, and in the prenovice stage (during their university course) factors such as reflection, research (in its broadest sense) and clinical curiosity should be fostered. © 2008 The Authors.

DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04799.x
Citations Scopus - 19
1988 Lyneham JI, 'The Ethics of Teaching Ethics', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 5 33-44 (1988) [C1]
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Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Lyneham JI, Byrne H, 'The Christchurch Experience: Nurses Reflections', Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Manchester (2013) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $2,250

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20151 grants / $750

14th Qualitative Methods Conference, Melbourne Aus, 26-30 April 2015$750

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Joy Lyneham
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500418
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,500

WADEM (World Class Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine), USA, 15 - 17 October 2012$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Joy Lyneham
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200875
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Quality of Life Issues for Young Women with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2013 Health Promotion for Thai Elderly with Chronic Illness: A Mixed Methods Study
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011 Emergency Department Triage in Saudi Arabia: Towards a Stand National Triage System
Nursing, Monash University
Principal Supervisor
2011 Saudi Women's experience of Episiotomy
Nursing, Monash University
Principal Supervisor
2011 The experience of Being a Saudi Arabian Nurse
Nursing, Monash University
Principal Supervisor
2007 Factors Influeing knowledge regarding CPR in Bahrain
Nursing, Monash University
Sole Supervisor
2007 identification of Triage Competence in Saudi Arabia
Nursing, Monash University
Sole Supervisor
2007 The Expereince of Teaching Critical Thinking
Nursing, Monash University
Principal Supervisor
2005 Predictive Assessment of Postoperative Dementia
Nursing, Monash University
Sole Supervisor
2004 The Experience of the Transistion to Palliative Care
Nursing, Monash University
Sole Supervisor
2004 Expert Coronary Care Nurses Preparedness for Nurse Initiated Thrombolysis
Nursing, Monash University
Sole Supervisor
2003 Career Choice in PNG nursing
Nursing, Monash University
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Joy Lyneham

Position

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

Contact Details

Email joy.lyneham@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49217043

Office

Room RW119
Building Richardson Wing
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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