Dr Graeme Browne

Dr Graeme Browne

Senior Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Nursing)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Graeme Browne is a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, is the Program Convener for the Masters in Mental Health Nursing and the senior academic and coordinator of the Port Macquarie Campus. He is a credentialed Mental Health Nurse. Early in his career Graeme saw limits for nurses practicing under a bio-medical model so undertook studies in community health nursing.

For much of his clinical career he worked as community health nurse in mental health, NGOs, domiciliary nursing and bush nursing as well as in private practice. Graeme’s primary focus is on mental health research but because he works outside a major center, that is in Port Macquarie, he works collaboratively on a wide range of projects in collaboration with RHD students and clinicians

Addressing the power structures in health is one of the cornerstones of the development of primary health care. The declaration of Alma Ata (1978) and the Ottawa Charter (1986) committed to the ‘bottom up’ delivery of health services. As can be seen from Graeme’s publications he is committed to this. His personal leadership and teaching styles are inclusive and respectful of the input from consumers, colleagues and students. On his wall he has written ‘education is more about lighting a fire than filling a bucket (Yeats)’. Graeme’s academic leadership includes: developing and coordinating undergraduate, honors and masters level programs and leading successful research teams.

Graeme's clinical leadership includes: public health especially community health, working and developing services in the non-government sector and leadership in developing education and research in health services and developing evidence-based practice culture among clinicians. His success in these areas is enhanced by his interest in engaging with clinical colleagues and developing mutually respectful relationships. Graeme has a strong and genuine commitment to the development of the nursing profession as a leader in the future of health services. One of the attractions of working at the University of Newcastle SON&M is its commitment to the future development of nursing. It offers leadership in the rapidly changing landscape of health care. More than that there is a belief at all levels in nursing and a vision in the school of what nursing can contribute to the community.

Research Expertise
Mixed methods including a variety of qualitative approaches and quantitative design. 

Grounded theory using a Glaserian approach.

Phenomenology

Collaborations

Graeme collaborates in research with clinicians from a variety of backgrounds including mental health, palliative care, emergency care, midwifery and public health. He has also been involved in studies on housing, substance abuse and the families of people with developmental disabilities. 


Qualifications

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology
  • Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing, Health Commission of NSW
  • General Nurse Training, Mona Vale District Hospital - Australia
  • Associate Diploma in Community Health Nursing, Cumberland College of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), University of New England
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Southern Queensland
  • Mental Health Nurse, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc
  • Registered Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Keywords

  • Counselling and psychotherapy
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Nursing and communication
  • Primary Health Care
  • The therapeutic relationship
  • Young people

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative) 20
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 20
111005 Mental Health Nursing 60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2010 - 1/11/2012 Research Fellow Southern Cross University
Health & Human Sciences
1/06/2005 - 1/06/2007 Academic Griffith University
School of Health Sciences
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/01/1999 Researcher Queensland Health
Gold Coast Integrated Mental Health Service
Australia
1/02/1992 - 1/04/2005 Academic University of Southern Queensland
School of Nursing

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2012 - 1/03/2013 Registered Nurse - Acute Care Team Tweed Heads Community Mental Health Services
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/05/2007 - 1/10/2010 Nurse Educator NG/7 Queensland Health
Gold Coast Mental Health- Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs
Australia
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Publications

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


Journal article (63 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Browne GC, Harlow W, Happell B, 'A wait for Opioid Replacement Therapy', Australian Nursing Journal, 20 48-48 (2017)
2017 Browne GC, Hemsley M, St John W, 'Housing support for people living with a mental illness', Australian Nursing Journal, 14 32-32 (2017)
2017 Browne GC, 'Stress in the families of adolescents and young adults', Innovations: The Journal of the National Council on Intellectual Disabilities, 9 5-8 (2017)
2016 Haydon G, Browne G, van der Riet P, 'Narrative inquiry as a research methodology exploring person centred care in nursing', Collegian, (2016)

© 2017 Australian College of Nursing Ltd. Background: Although, person centred care has for a long time been an important approach to nursing care, it is often not a reality in t... [more]

© 2017 Australian College of Nursing Ltd. Background: Although, person centred care has for a long time been an important approach to nursing care, it is often not a reality in the clinical environment. The focus of health research has, until recently, been on the physical aspects of a persons' illness and this has influenced how care is delivered. There is a need to broaden the focus from the illness to the person who is ill. A holistic approach to the persons' social and cultural experience of their illness will aid health care professions to provide person centred care.This paper will make the argument that narrative inquiry is a well suited to health care research in general and nursing research in particular as it focuses its inquiry on the individual person's experience of their illness - 'what matters' from the person's point of view. Narrative inquiry explores the narrative from a temporal, social and spatial view. Conclusions: There is a need to find what is important from the patients' 'point of view' to optimise care. Narrative Inquiry is a methodology often used in education and sociology. It is a gentle relational methodology that has the capability to uncover what is important to the person in their situation. The research findings are presented narratively, that is, informally and engagingly for the consumer of the research.

DOI 10.1016/j.colegn.2017.03.001
Co-authors Gunilla Haydon, Pamela Vanderriet
2016 Hooper ME, Browne G, O'Brien AP, 'Graduate nurses' experiences of mental health services in their first year of practice: An integrative review', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25 286-298 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc. New graduate nurses have reported negative experiences in mental health settings, particularly during the transitional peri... [more]

© 2016 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc. New graduate nurses have reported negative experiences in mental health settings, particularly during the transitional period of practice. Previous research has focused on addressing the undergraduate preparation of nurses for practice instead of the experiences and outcomes of the transitional period. Recently, there has been growing interest in exploring the experiences of graduate nurses in transition and the implementation of promising interventions to facilitate new graduates' assimilation to practice. Despite these initiatives, the overall shortage of mental health nurses continues to rise, and graduates still report negative experiences in the mental health setting. The purpose of this study was to identify and explore the experiences of new graduate nurses in mental health services in their first year of clinical practice. An integrative review was conducted with 22 studies sourced from the CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus, and PsychINFO electronic databases, as well as through hand-searching the literature. Literature review findings have highlighted negative clinical experiences and increased attrition from mental health services for graduate nurses. These experiences were closely linked with the changes in the training of mental health nurses, role ambiguity, inadequate clinical preceptorship, encountering the reality of mental health services, and the role of health services in transitioning graduate nurses into clinical practice. Established research into organizational cultures demonstrates that negative organizational outcomes result from negative workplace experiences. Therefore, further research into new graduate nurses' experiences of mental health nursing and its culture might clarify the reasons why they might not be attracted to the discipline and/or are leaving early in their career.

DOI 10.1111/inm.12192
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2016 Hurley J, Hutchinson M, Bradbury J, Browne G, 'Nexus between preventive policy inadequacies, workplace bullying, and mental health: Qualitative findings from the experiences of Australian public sector employees', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25 12-18 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc. Public sector organizations have been shown to have high levels of workplace bullying, despite widespread adoption of zer... [more]

© 2016 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc. Public sector organizations have been shown to have high levels of workplace bullying, despite widespread adoption of zero-tolerance policy. Given the level of harm that stems from bullying, it has been suggested that it might be one of the most serious problems facing modern organizations. The qualitative findings from a large cross sectional study of public servants in Australia are reported in the present study. The results highlight palpable mental distress and illness stemming from exposure to workplace bullying. This distress was exacerbated by failures in prohibitive workplace procedures. Reporting bullying through formal organization processes did not lead to resolution of the problem; it instead highlighted feelings of powerlessness and mistrust. In light of the findings, we suggest that an alternative discourse is required, one that gives attention to enhancing employee resilience and self-healing behaviours to the emotional trauma of workplaces. Organizations might be better placed investing resources in fostering the resilience and emotional intelligence of their workforce, rather than continuing to invest resources in prohibitive policies that fail to address the problem. Employees should be supported to prioritize responsibility for their own mental health, rather than an overreliance on organizational responses.

DOI 10.1111/inm.12190
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2015 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]
DOI 10.1080/10376178.2015.1021436
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Pamela Vanderriet, Gunilla Haydon
2015 Browne G, Lakeman R, O'Brien AP, Chan S, 'Service users on interview panels in mental health', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24 281-282 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/inm.12115
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tony Obrien, Sally Chan
2015 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, 'Accessibility of Opioid Replacement Therapy and how it's managed', Australian nursing & midwifery journal, 22 43 (2015)
2014 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, 'Guided by Priority: How Clinicians Manage Access to Opioid Replacement Therapy', ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 35 455-463 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/01612840.2013.873102
2014 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, Browne M, 'Can monitoring consumer requests for opioid-replacement therapy improve access to treatment?', Australian Health Review, 38 312-317 (2014) [C1]

Objective This study examined data recorded by one urban publicly funded opioid-replacement therapy clinic (from 2009 to 2011) to identify whether these data could be used to info... [more]

Objective This study examined data recorded by one urban publicly funded opioid-replacement therapy clinic (from 2009 to 2011) to identify whether these data could be used to inform the rostering of clinicians more effectively to improve access to treatment. Methods Data analysis incorporated descriptive and inferential methods. Results There were trends in the times of the year consumers seek opioid-replacement therapy, similarity and differences between gender requests for treatment and variation in consumer wait time on triage. Conclusions National reporting of opioid-replacement therapy triages would help gain a better understanding of the number of people in need of treatment. If opioid-replacement therapy providers monitored consumer triages, they could roster more effectively, have gender-specific clinicians available, acknowledge and inform consumers of wait time on triage and allow re-orientation of services to lower wait time. © 2014 AHHA.

DOI 10.1071/AH13212
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Browne G, Hurley J, Lakeman R, 'Mental health nursing: What difference does it make?', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21 558-563 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/jpm.12162
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2014 Browne G, 'Introducing Mental Health Nursing: A Service User Oriented Approach, 2nd edition', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 23 192-192 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/inm.12064
2014 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, 'How clinicians manage access to opioid replacement therapy', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 23 451-459 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/inm.12076
2014 Hurley J, Browne G, Lakeman R, Angking D, Cashin A, 'Released potential: A qualitative study of the mental health nurse incentive Program in Australia', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23 17-23 (2014) [C1]

The Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) is a Commonwealth Government funded scheme that supports people living with a mental illness. Despite its significance, the progr... [more]

The Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) is a Commonwealth Government funded scheme that supports people living with a mental illness. Despite its significance, the program has received little attention from researchers nor critical discussion within the published work. This paper first critically examines the MHNIP from the contexts of identities, autonomy, and capabilities of mental health nurses (MHN) and then reports on findings from a qualitative study that explored the experiences of staff working in the MHNIP. Key findings from this qualitative study include four main themes indicating that both the program and the nurses working within it are addressing the unmet needs of people living with a mental illness. They achieve these ends by adopting holistic and consumer-centred approaches and by providing a wide range of therapeutic interventions. As well, the MHN in this study valued the freedom and autonomy of their practice outside public health services and the respect received from colleagues working in other disciplines. Findings suggest that MHN within the study were experienced as having autonomous identities and roles that may be in contrast to the restrictive understandings of MHN capability within the program's funding rules. © 2013 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

DOI 10.1111/inm.12020
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2014 Fealy S, Hure A, Browne G, Prince C, 'Developing a clinical care pathway for obese pregnant women: A quality improvement project', Women and Birth, 27 e67-e71 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 Published by Elsevier Australia. Problem: Obesity in pregnancy is associated with an increased incidence of maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality, from conditions li... [more]

© 2014 Published by Elsevier Australia. Problem: Obesity in pregnancy is associated with an increased incidence of maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality, from conditions like preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, preterm birth and stillbirth. Between 20% and 25% of pregnant women in Australia are presenting to their first antenatal appointment with a body mass index (BMI) =30kg/m 2 , defined as obesity in pregnancy. These figures are concerning for midwifery and obstetric staff directly involved in the clinical care of these women and their families. In the absence of national or state clinical practice guidelines for managing the risks for obese pregnant women, a local quality improvement project was conducted. Aim: To plan, implement, and evaluate the impact of an alternative clinical care pathway for pregnant women with a BMI=35kg/m 2 at their first antenatal visit. Project setting: The project was undertaken in the antenatal clinic of a rural referral hospital in NSW, Australia. Subjects: Eighty-two women with a BMI=35kg/m 2 were eligible for the alternative care pathway, offered between January and December 2010. Intervention: The alternative care pathway included the following options, in addition to usual care: written information on obesity in pregnancy, referral to a dietitian, early plus repeat screening for gestational diabetes, liver and renal function pathology tests, serial self-weighing, serial foetal growth ultrasounds, and a pre-labour anaesthetic consultation. Findings: Despite being educated on the risk associated with obesity in pregnancy, women did not take up the offers of dietetic support or self-weighing at each antenatal visit. Ultrasounds were well received and most women underwent gestational diabetes screening.

DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2014.09.001
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Shanna Fealy, Alexis Hure
2013 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne GC, Choudry J, Pinchin D, 'Triage in Opioid Replacement Therapy: What's the wait?', Substance Use and Misuse, 48 137-146 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2013 Harlow W, Roman MW, Hapell B, Browne G, 'Accessibility versus Quality of Care plus retention: the formula for service delivery in Opioid Replacement Therapy', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34 706-714 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/01612840.2013.804896
2013 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, 'John or Jane? Exploring How Clinical Judgment is Applied in Managing Access to Opioid Replacement Therapy', JOURNAL OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS, 45 258-265 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02791072.2013.803648
2013 Browne G, Cashin A, Graham I, Shaw W, 'Addressing the mental health nurse shortage: Undergraduate nursing students working as assistants in nursing in inpatient mental health settings', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19 n/a-n/a (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/ijn.12090
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2013 Stevens J, Browne GC, Graham I, 'A career in mental health - still an unlikely choice for Nursing graduates: a replicated, longitudinal study', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing., 22 213-220 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 29
2013 Buckley T, Cashin A, Stuart M, Browne G, Dunn SV, 'Nurse practitioner prescribing practices: the most frequently prescribed medications', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 22 2053-2063 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jocn.12086
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15
2013 Cashin A, Browne GC, Bradbury J, Maulder A, 'The effectiveness of Narrative Therapy with young people with autism', Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurs, 26 32-41 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jcap.12020
Citations Scopus - 7
2012 Browne G, Graham I, Cashin A, 'A very different history of mental health nursing', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 21 2-2 (2012)
2012 Browne G, Cashin A, Graham I, 'It's time to discard the therapeutic relationship', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 21 2-2 (2012)
2012 Browne G, Cashin A, Graham I, Shaw W, 'The MHN shortage; are student AINs a solution?', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 21 3-3 (2012)
2012 Browne GC, Harlow W, Happell B, 'Managing the waiting for Opioid Replacement Therapy.', Australian Nursing Journal, 20 38-39 (2012)
2012 Kochungying M, Browne GC, Hutchinson M, Bui Vu Binh B, 'Autism in Vietnam: The case for the development and evaluation of an information book to be distributed at the time of diagnosis', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33 288-292 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5
2012 Browne GC, Cashin A, Graham I, 'Case management of young children with behavioural and mental health disorders in school.', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37 49-55 (2012) [C1]
2012 Quinn C, Happell B, Browne GC, 'Opportunity lost? Psychiatric medications and problems with sexual function: A role for nurses in mental health', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21 415-423 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03908.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2012 Browne GC, Cashin A, 'Children with Behavioural/Mental Health Disorders and School Mental Health Nurses in Australia', Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 25 17-24 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2012 Lakeman R, Browne GC, Emeleus M, Hurley J, McGowan P, Quadrio C, Timini S, 'Denying the effects of psychiatric drugs on health is indeed a scandal. Letter to the editor', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21 394-395 (2012) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 5
2012 Browne GC, Cashin A, Graham I, 'The therapeutic relationship and the mental health nurse: It is time to articulate what we do!', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19 839-843 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
2012 Browne G, Cashin A, Graham I, 'Models of case management for working with young children: Implications for mental health nurses', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21 123-130 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2011.00782.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2012 Lakeman R, Browne G, Emeleus M, Hurley J, Mcgowan P, Molloy L, et al., 'Denying the effects of psychiatric drugs on health is indeed a scandal', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21 394-395 (2012) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00851.x
Citations Scopus - 5
2012 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne G, 'The wait for opioid replacement therapy.', Australian nursing journal (July 1993), 20 38-39 (2012)
2011 Quinn C, Happell B, Browne GC, 'Sexuality and consumers of mental health services: The impact of gender and boundary issues', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32 170-176 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
2011 Browne GC, Harlow W, Happell B, 'A wait on the nurses shoulders', Australian Nursing Journal, 19 48-48 (2011)
2011 Harlow W, Happell B, Browne GC, 'Opioid Replacement Therapy: A wait unmanaged', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20 418-427 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2011 Quinn C, Happell B, Browne GC, 'Talking or avoiding? Mental health nurses' views about discussing sexual health with consumers', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20 21-28 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 34
2010 Browne GC, Hemsley M, 'Consumer participation in housing: Reflections on consumer preferences', Australasian Psychiatry, 18 579-583 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
2010 Browne GC, Hemsley M, 'Housing and living with a mental illness: Exploring carer's views', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19 22-30 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
2009 Quinn C, Browne GC, 'The sexuality of people living with a mental illness: A collaborative challenge for mental health nurses. A literature review', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 18 195-203 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 23
2008 Browne GC, Hemsley M, St John W, 'Consumer perspectives on recovery: A focus on housing following discharge from hospital', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17 402-409 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 19
2008 Browne GC, Hemsley M, 'Consumer participation in mental health in Australia: What progress is being made', Australasian Psychiatry, 16 446-449 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16
2008 Browne GC, Wentworth S, Cook S, Brown A, 'Sensory (chill out) room trial: A culture change', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17 10-10 (2008) [C1]
2008 Quinn C, Browne GC, 'The BETTER model: A guide to assisting mental health nurses in discussing sexuality with consumers', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17 9-9 (2008) [C1]
2007 Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Schizophrenia housing and supportive relationships', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 16 73-80 (2007) [C1]
2007 Browne G, Courtney M, 'Schizophrenia housing and supportive relationships: Feature article', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 16 73-80 (2007)

Schizophrenia can be a very disabling illness that affects between 0.5% and 1% of the population. This illness has a great personal impact on the individual sufferer, their family... [more]

Schizophrenia can be a very disabling illness that affects between 0.5% and 1% of the population. This illness has a great personal impact on the individual sufferer, their family and friends. In addition, it makes significant demands on health services and the community in general. This paper reviews the literature on housing and supportive relationships for people with schizophrenia. The literature reports that people's experience of their schizophrenia is that it not only causes symptoms, but often impacts on their ability to maintain the basic resources in life. These resources include the ability to maintain reasonable quality housing, which seems to further impact negatively on their illness and their ability to maintain supportive social relationships. People with schizophrenia (and people in general) rely on their social relationships and family to maintain their mental health. The loss of social relationships and inability to maintain quality housing seem to be related - if people cannot maintain quality housing, they find it difficult to maintain supportive social relationships. © 2007 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

DOI 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2006.00447.x
Citations Scopus - 12
2006 Browne GC, Hemsley M, St John W, 'Housing support for people living with a mental illness', Australian Nursing Journal, 14 32-33 (2006) [C1]
2006 Browne GC, 'Outcome measures do they fit the recovery model', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 15 153-154 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13
2006 Browne GC, 'Review of Advances in Contemporary Nursing and Interpersonal Violence', Contemporary Nurse, 21 (2006) [C1]
2005 Browne G, Courtney M, 'Housing, social support and people with schizophrenia: A grounded theory study', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 26 311-326 (2005)

The aim of this study was to develop a substantive grounded theory describing the relationship among housing, social support, and the mental health of people with schizophrenia. T... [more]

The aim of this study was to develop a substantive grounded theory describing the relationship among housing, social support, and the mental health of people with schizophrenia. To achieve this aim, data were collected from people with schizophrenia living in boarding houses and living in their own home. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 13 people with schizophrenia to explore their experiences and views regarding the impact of their housing on their mental health. Findings indicate a strong desire among all participants to live in their own home. When they do they feel they belong, they feel safe and most importantly they have greater opportunities to make and maintain supportive social relationships. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Inc.

DOI 10.1080/01612840590915694
Citations Scopus - 34
2005 Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Housing, social support and people with schizophrenia: A grounded theory study comparing boarding houses and private homes', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 23 311-326 (2005) [C1]
2005 Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Exploring the experience of people with schizophrenia who live in boarding houses or private homes: A grounded theory study', Contemporary Nurse, 17 233-246 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9
2005 Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Are we there yet; Consumer participation and mental health services', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 12 8-13 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2004 Browne GC, Courtney M, Meehan T, 'Type of housing predicts rate of readmission to hospital but not length of stay in people with schizophrenia on the Gold Coast in Queensland', Australian Health Review, 6 65-72 (2004) [C1]
2004 Browne G, Courtney M, Meehan T, 'Type of housing predicts rate of readmission to hospital but not length of stay in people with schizophrenia on the Gold Coast in Queensland.', Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association, 27 65-72 (2004)

Accommodation is considered to be important by institutions interested in mental health care both in Australia and internationally Some authorities assert that no component of a c... [more]

Accommodation is considered to be important by institutions interested in mental health care both in Australia and internationally Some authorities assert that no component of a community mental health system is more important than decent affordable housing. Unfortunately there has been little research in Australia into the consequences of discharging people with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia to different types of accommodation. This paper uses archival data to investigate the outcomes for people with schizophrenia discharged to two types of accommodation. The types of accommodation chosen are the persons own home and for-profit boarding house. These two were chosen because the literature suggests that they are respectively the most and least desirable types of accommodation. Results suggest that people with schizophrenia who were discharged to boarding houses are significantly more likely to be readmitted to the psychiatric unit of Gold Coast Hospital, although their length of stay in hospital is not significantly different.

Citations Scopus - 10
2004 Browne GC, Courtney M, 'Measuring the impact of housing on people with schizophrenia', Nursing and Health Sciences, 6 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30
1998 Browne GC, Bramston P, 'Parental stress and the families of young people with intellectual disabilities: The nurses role', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 12 31-37 (1998) [C1]
1998 Browne G, Bramston P, 'Parental stress in families of young people with an intellectual disability: the nurses role.', The Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation, 15 31-37 (1998)

This study examines stress in the parents of adolescents and young adults with an intellectual disability and compares it with stress reported by parents with offspring without an... [more]

This study examines stress in the parents of adolescents and young adults with an intellectual disability and compares it with stress reported by parents with offspring without an intellectual disability. An initial qualitative pilot study lead the authors to Baine et al's Stress Scale. The Baine et al scale is relatively new and addresses aspects of stress not previously investigated among the parents of people with an intellectual disability, namely, stress from the difficult relationship with health professionals and service providers and negative community attitudes to people with an intellectual disability. Because of the relevance to nurses, particular interest is paid to stress from the relationship parents have with health professionals and service providers. The study found significantly greater stress in the parents of young people with an intellectual disability in all aspects of stress examined, including stress from the individual with the disability, internal family stress, stress from the financial strain of having a family member with a disability, stress from community attitudes and stress perceived from the relationship with health professionals and service providers. These findings are distressing in the light of government and service agency policies of community care and independent living. This paper makes recommendations relevant to nurses and identifies difficulties for parents of young people with an intellectual disability in the implementation of current government policy.

Citations Scopus - 4
1998 Browne GC, Bramston P, 'Stress and quality of life in the families of young people with intellectual disabilities', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 5 415-421 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 20
1996 Browne GC, Bramston P, 'Quality of life in the families of young people with intellectual disabilities', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 5 120-130 (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9
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Conference (27 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Browne GC, 'Housing and people with schizophrenia' (2017)
2017 Harlow W, browne G, 'Triage approaches to for patients accessing Opioid Maintaince Therapy. Paper presented at' (2017)
2014 Browne G, Hurley J, Lakeman R, 'Happiness and mental health nursing: Growing our identity' (2014)
2014 Browne GC, Hurley J, 'Supporting a research culture in the MNC: Some successes.' (2014)
2014 browne G, Hurley J, 'Integrating psychological therapy into generic inpatient roles' (2014)
2014 Browne GC, Hurley J, Lakeman R, 'An exploration of nurses experience working in the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program.' (2014)
2014 Browne GC, Philips J, 'Toward and understanding of did not wait' (2014)
2014 Hurley J, Browne G, Lakeman R, 'Happiness and mental health nursing: Growing our core identity', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (2014) [E3]
2013 Browne GC, Harlow W, 'Opioid Replacement Therapy: Clinical decisions and triage.' (2013)
2013 Browne GC, Harlow W, Happell B, 'John or Jane? Exploring how clinical judgement is applied in managing access to Opioid Replacement Therapy' (2013)
2013 Browne GC, Harlow W, 'Opioid Replacement Therapy: Administration and triage' (2013)
2012 Browne GC, 'The MHN Shortage; Are Student AINs a Solution' (2012)
2012 Browne GC, 'A very different history of Mental Health Nursing' (2012)
2012 Browne GC, 'It¿s Time to Discard The Therapeutic Relationship.' (2012)
2012 Browne GC, Harlow W, Happell B, 'Accessibility verses quality of care plus retention: the formula for delivery of Opioid Replacement Therapy' (2012)
2011 Browne GC, Harlow W, Happell B, 'Opioid Replacement Therapy: A wait unmanaged' (2011)
2010 Browne GC, 'Research in a Clinical Setting: Keys to Success and Failure', Proceedings of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurse International Conference (2010) [E3]
2010 Quinn C, Happell B, Browne G, 'What do we do when faced with sexual issues? If it¿s not my job, whose job is it' (2010)
2010 Browne GC, 'Research in a Clinical Setting: Keys to Success and Failure' (2010)
2010 Quinn C, Hapelle B, Browne GC, 'Let's talk about the "S" word', Proceedings 36th International Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Conference (2010) [E3]
2009 Quinn C, Browne G, 'We¿re waiting for it to happen, and when it does, what do we say? Talking with mental health consumers about their sexual health concerns.' (2009)
2008 Browne GC, Hemslsy M, 'Inclusive strategies for researchers: A way to include consumers' (2008)
2008 Browne GC, Wentworth S, Cook S, Brown A, Woodward N, 'Sensory (chill out) room trial: A culture change' (2008)
2008 Quinn C, Browne G, 'The sexuality of people living with a mental illness: A collaborative challenge for mental health nurses. A literature review' (2008)
2007 Browne GC, Hemsley M, St John W, 'Consumer and carer perspectives on housing options for people living with mental illness' (2007)
1999 Browne GC, Nizette D, 'The content of mental health nursing courses' (1999)
1999 Browne GC, Nizette D, 'The content of mental health nursing courses.' (1999)
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Creative Work (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
1992 Browne GC, McKinlay A, Communication skills for mental health nurses, Toowoomba (1992)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 17
Total funding $206,822

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


20176 grants / $90,063

What are the Experiences of Carers Receiving After-hours Visiting Palliative Care Support in the Hastings Macleay? $22,800

The research will explore the effect an after-hours visiting palliative care service, provided in the Mid North Coast Local health District (MNCLHD) in collaboration with the Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Silver Chain, has on the carer’s experiences, ability and willingness to keep loved ones at home for end of life care. Using a hermeneutic phenomenological approach, the emergent theory will contribute and add to the body of research in palliative care provision and inform policy and practice that is scaleable to other rural and regional areas.  

Funding body: NSW Health- HETI

Funding body NSW Health- HETI
Project Team

Pauline Smith NSW Health Graeme Browne UON

Scheme HETI NSW Health Rural Research Capacity Building Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Weight Management for people living with chronic illness: an RCT of a new mobile application$20,000

To examine:

1) the effect of a weight management smartphone application (app) for people living with chronic illnesses on participants’ body weight (primary outcome), Body Mass Index (BMI), activity level, mood and quality of life (secondary outcomes).

2) participants’ appraisal and perceived benefits of the app, and frequency of app use

Funding body: Mid North Coast Local Health District

Funding body Mid North Coast Local Health District
Project Team

Raelene Kenny NSW Health, Sally Chan & Graeme Browne UON, Melvyn Zhang & Roger Ho NU Singapore, Sanjeev Sockingham & Stefanie Cassin Ryerston University

Scheme Mid North Coast Local Health District Research Support program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Introducing Routine Cognitive Screening of Older Patients in the Emergency Department (ED) $20,000

The aim of this project is to trial screening for cognitive impairment in older people who present to ED (regardless of presenting complaint), with the Ottawa 3DY (O3DY) – a four question, bedside, cognitive screen.  The O3DY was found to have a sensitivity of 95% with specificity of 51% (Carpenter et al 2011). Research involving the O3DY is limited, any significant evidence of this tool being used in Australia was not found.

Funding body: Mid North Coast Local Health District

Funding body Mid North Coast Local Health District
Project Team

Brandi Welsh & Cheryl Richardson NSW Health Graeme Browne, Sally Chan UON John Hurley SCU

Scheme Mid North Coast Local Health District Research Support program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Targeting mental healthcare services to meet the needs of suicidal young men$17,698

Funding body: Mid North Coast Local Health District

Funding body Mid North Coast Local Health District
Project Team Professor Sally Chan, Doctor Graeme Browne, Professor Tony O'Brien, Doctor Amanda Wilson, Dr Joanne Rowley
Scheme Research Support Grant Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1600658
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

CBMHR Research Support grant $5,000

To support Weight Management for people living with mental health conditions: an RCT of a new mobile application study and other small early stage grants in collaboration with the MNC LHD

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Brain & Mental Health

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Brain & Mental Health
Project Team

Graeme Browne

Scheme Priority Research Centre for Brain & Mental Health
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

CMBHR Research Support Grants$4,565

UON generally, the CBMHR and the School of Nursing & Midwifery are increasingly interested in collaborating with the Mid North Coast (MNC) Local Health District (LHD) and Central Coast LHD. This funding will be used for administrative and RA support for support a series of collaborative research projects

Funding body: Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research

Funding body Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research
Project Team

Graeme Browne

Scheme Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20162 grants / $37,779

Developing collaborative partnerships to improve the uptake of evidence-based integrated care across separate mental health and drug and alcohol services. Pilot of Phase 1: Developing motivation for change$20,000

Funding body: Mid North Coast Local Health District

Funding body Mid North Coast Local Health District
Project Team

Natalie Wilson & Catherin Foley CIs Graeme Browne, Anthony Shakeshaft, Amanda Baker, Peter Kelly, Kerith Duncanson, John Hurley, David Rogers, Daniel Morrison

Scheme MNC LHD Research Support Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Targeting mental healthcare services to meet the needs of suicidal young men$17,779

This study aims to understand the specific mental health care needs for suicidal young men. Using methodology phenomenological approach, we will explore the lived experiences of young men who have received care for suicidal behaviour or a suicide attempt. Data will be collected using in-depth, unstructured, recorded one-on-one interviews. Participants will be male service users who have 'suicidal ideation' or a history of suicidal behaviour. A purposive sample of 40 men (18-25 years old) will be recruited from mental health services in NSW. 

Funding body: Mid North Coast Local Health District

Funding body Mid North Coast Local Health District
Project Team

Joanne Rowley, Sally Chan and Graeme Browne

Scheme Research Support Grant Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N

20151 grants / $40,000

Using EI to improve workplace culture and reduce bullying$40,000

Using EI to improve workplace culture and reduce bullying in the MNCLHD

Funding body: Mid North Coast Local Health District

Funding body Mid North Coast Local Health District
Project Team

John Hurley SCU

Scheme Research and Quality Improvement Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N

20141 grants / $1,480

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, 40th International Mental Health Nursing Conference, Melbourne, 6 - 9 October 2014$1,480

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Graeme Browne
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401010
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $5,000

Experience of nurses working on the MHNIP $5,000

Exploring the experiences of nurses working in the MHNIP

Funding body: Southern Cross University

Funding body Southern Cross University
Scheme Research Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

20082 grants / $11,000

The use of Chill-Out/Multi Sensory rooms in acute inpatient mental health settings$8,500

The pilot of the use of Chill-Out/Multi Sensory rooms in acute inpatient mental health settings

Funding body: Gold Coast Hospital Foundation

Funding body Gold Coast Hospital Foundation
Project Team

Graeme Browne

Scheme Gold Coast Hospital Foundation
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Sexuality and mental health care: Can we do BETTER$2,500

Improving the support given to consumers of mental health services, by mental health nurses, around their sexual health.

Funding body: Gold Coast Hospital Foundation

Funding body Gold Coast Hospital Foundation
Project Team

Chris Quinn

Scheme Gold Coast Hospital Foundation
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20061 grants / $5,000

Consumers’ and carers’ views of the housing needs of people living with a mental illness$5,000

Exploring consumers and carers views of their needs around housing.

Funding body: Griffith University

Funding body Griffith University
Project Team

Graeme Browne

Scheme Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20021 grants / $10,000

Housing and people living with schizophrenia$10,000

Exploring the contribution of housing to the mental health of people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Funding body: Church of Latter Day Saints

Funding body Church of Latter Day Saints
Project Team

Graeme Browne

Scheme Community development grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20001 grants / $2,500

Housing and people living with schizophrenia$2,500

For people with schizophrenia investigating the consequences of being discharged from hospital to different types of accommodation.

Funding body: Southern Cross University

Funding body Southern Cross University
Project Team

Graeme Browne

Scheme Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

19941 grants / $4,000

Needs analysis for the content and structure of graduate education in mental health nursing$4,000

Exploring mental health clinicians views on the make up of a graduate program on mental health nursing.

Funding body: Queensland Department of Health

Funding body Queensland Department of Health
Project Team

Graeme Browne

Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1996
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.45

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Health Related Quality of Life and General Health among Elderly with Chronic Diseases
The general objective of this study is to investigate the effects of mindfulness meditation on<br />health related quality of life and general health among elderly with common chronic diseases,<br />and to explore the better understanding on the application of mindfulness meditation.
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Health Related Quality of Life and General Health among Elderly with Chronic Diseases PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD The Management of Consumer Aggression in Inpatient Settings: A Grounded Theory Study of the Ethical Decision Making of Mental Health Nurses PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD An Ethnographic Study of the New Graduate Nurse's Experience When Encountering the Culture of Acute Mental Health Services PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Psychoeducational interventions for the treatment of anxiety and depression symptoms in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
&lt;p style="text-align:justify;text-justify:inter-ideograph;line-height:150%;"&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:150%;"&gt;The objectives are t&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:12pt;"&gt;o evaluate the effectiveness of psycho-educational interventions for the treatment of anxiety and depressive symptoms in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
Community Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Exploring the Development and Implementation of a Model of Midwifery Continuity of Care in a Regional Australian City PhD (Midwifery), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2022 PhD A Comparison Study between current patients' nursing Assessment in Primary Health Care Setting in Saudi Arabia and Evidence Based Approach to Assessment in PHC.
Service delivery in the Primary Health Care sector in Saudi Arabia has continued to<br />experience drastic changes. Just like in the rest of the world, the most changing area has<br />continued to be in nursing profession. Whereas some PHC centres still practice the traditional<br />actual patients' nursing assessment, Cruz et al.,(2016) found that it is time "healthcare and<br />educational institutions" in Saudi Arabia shifted their focus to evidence based approach and<br />practice.<br />The same study goes on to conclude that evidence based practice is currently the goldstandard<br />of assessment and care in the nursing discipline today. The transition from current<br />nursing assessments and evidence based approach to nursing assessment has elicited lots of<br />discussion in the past decade. In fact, a study by El-Said et al., (2010) noted that evidence based<br />approach remains one of the most essential developments in decades for professionals in the<br />fields of nursing, psychiatry, medicine, psychology, counselling and other helping professionals<br />in Saudi Arabia.<br />The practice of traditional patients' assessment conducted by nurses is still in use in Saudi<br />Arabia though there is less documentation on it, despite the focus on evidence based practice<br />initiated by other discipline. Although this is widely the case, a comparative study would be ideal<br />to identify the shortfalls of either approach in order to improve service delivery in PHC centers<br />(El-Said, Zaki and Jakalat, 2010).
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD The Past is Not a Foreign Country. A History of Ideas in Psychiatric Nursing Scholarship Based on Textbook Literature From 1885 to 2013 PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Triage in opiate replacement programs Mental Health Nursing, University of Canberra Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD The practice of mental health nurses: The need to include sexuality in consumer care Nursing, University of Central Queensland Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 56
United Kingdom 2
Ireland 2
United States 1
Viet Nam 1
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Dr Graeme Browne

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nursing

Contact Details

Email graeme.browne@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 65816207
Mobile 0487000654
Fax (02) 65836478
Link Personal webpage

Office

Room Port Macquarie D23
Building D Block Port Macquarie Campus
Location http://newcastle.edu.au//staff/research-profile/Graeme_Browne/

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