Ms Kerry Hoffman

Ms Kerry Hoffman

Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Nursing)

Career Summary

Biography

Kerry has experience in critical care nursing and clinical education. She investigated clinical decision-making in her Masters and PhD. Kerry has also completed a study examining critical thinking and clinical decision-making in new graduate nurses. This study was funded by a Nurses and Midwives Board grant. Kerry has authored three peer reviewed journal publications and two refereed international conferences papers on clinical decision-making. In 2005 Kerry along with Dr Jennifer Dempsey, was awarded a research grant from the Northern Sydney Central Coast Health Service, to investigate clinical observations during blood transfusions. Kerry is currently leading a small teaching and learning project implementing computerised decision support frameworks. Research Expertise


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Collaborations

Qualifications

  • Master of Nursing, University of Technology Sydney
  • Diploma in Nursing, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of New South Wales
  • Graduate Diploma of Education, University of New South Wales

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Hoffman K, Wilson AJ, 'Caring for a person with a cardiac condition', Clinical Reasoning 2nd edition, Pearson, Sydney (2017)
Co-authors Amanda Wilson
2013 Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, 'Clinical reasoning: What is it and why it matters', Clinical Reasoning : Learning to Think Like a Nurse, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 2-14 (2013) [B2]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2013 Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Dempsey IJ, Sinclair PM, 'Caring for a person with fluid and electrolyte imbalance', Clinical Reasoning : Learning to Think Like a Nurse, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 30-52 (2013) [B2]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Peter Sinclair
2013 Hoffman KA, Kenny RP, Dempsey J, 'Caring for a person experiencing respiratory stress and hypoxia', Clinical Reasoning : Learning to Think Like a Nurse, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 54-75 (2013) [B2]
2013 Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Kenny RP, 'Caring for a person with a cardiac condition', Clinical Reasoning : Learning to Think Like a Nurse, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 76-96 (2013) [B2]
2013 Hoffman KA, Haining N, 'Caring for a person with an acquired brain injury', Clinical Reasoning : Learning to Think Like a Nurse, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 98-120 (2013) [B2]
2013 Dempsey J, Hoffman KA, 'Caring for a person receiving blood component therapies', Clinical Reasoning : Learning to Think Like a Nurse, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 224-242 (2013) [B2]
2011 Hoffman KA, 'Shock and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome', Smeltzer and Bare's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Broadway, N.S.W. 188-212 (2011) [B2]
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Journal article (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Ebert L, Hoffman K, Levett-Jones T, Gilligan C, '"They have no idea of what we do or what we know": Australian graduates' perceptions of working in a health care team', Nurse Education in Practice, 14 544-550 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Globally it has been suggested that interprofessional education can lead to improvements in patient safety as well as increased job satisfaction and understa... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Globally it has been suggested that interprofessional education can lead to improvements in patient safety as well as increased job satisfaction and understanding of professional roles and responsibilities. In many health care facilities staff report being committed to working collaboratively, however their practice does not always reflect their voiced ideologies. The inability to work effectively together can, in some measure, be attributed to a lack of knowledge and respect for others' professional roles, status and boundaries. In this paper, we will report on the findings of an interpretative study undertaken in Australia, focussing specifically on the experiences of new graduate nurses, doctors and pharmacists in relation to 'knowing about' and 'working with' other health care professionals. Findings indicated there was little understanding of the roles of other health professionals and this impacted negatively on communication and collaboration between and within disciplines. Furthermore, most new graduates recall interprofessional education as intermittent, largely optional, non-assessable, and of little value in relation to their roles, responsibilities and practice as graduate health professionals. Interprofessional education needs to be integrated into undergraduate health programs with an underlying philosophy of reciprocity, respect and role valuing, in order to achieve the proposed benefits for staff and patients.

DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2014.06.005
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Lyn Ebert, Tracy Levett-Jones, Conor Gilligan
2012 Levett-Jones TL, Gilligan C, Lapkin S, Hoffman KA, 'Interprofessional education for the quality use of medicines: Designing authentic multimedia learning resources', Nurse Education Today, 32 934-938 (2012) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Conor Gilligan
2011 Levett-Jones TL, Lapkin S, Hoffman KA, Arthur C, Roche JM, 'Examining the impact of high and medium fidelity simulation experiences on nursing students' knowledge acquisition', Nurse Education in Practice, 11 380-383 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2011.03.014
Citations Scopus - 22
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Carol Arthur
2011 Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Noble DI, Hickey N, Jeong Y-S, et al., 'The design and implementation of an Interactive Computerised Decision Support Framework (ICDSF) as a strategy to improve nursing students' clinical reasoning skills', Nurse Education Today, 31 587-594 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.10.012
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Sharyn Hunter, Carol Norton, Tracy Levett-Jones, Danielle Noble
2011 Levett-Jones TL, Moorby MA, Lapkin S, Noble DI, Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, et al., 'The development and psychometric testing of the Satisfaction with Simulation Experience Scale', Nurse Education Today, 31 705-710 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.01.004
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 38
Co-authors Carol Arthur, Danielle Noble, Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Jeong Y-S, Hickey N, Levett-Jones TL, Pitt VL, Hoffman KA, Norton CA, Ohr SO, 'Understanding and enhancing the learning experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse nursing students in an Australian bachelor of nursing program', Nurse Education Today, 31 238-244 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.10.016
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Tracy Levett-Jones, Carol Norton
2010 Jeong Y-S, Hickey N, Levett-Jones TL, Pitt VL, Hoffman KA, Norton CA, Ohr SO, 'Understanding and enhancing the learning experiences of culturally diverse nursing students in a bachelor of nursing program', HNE Handover. For Nurses and Midwives, 3 21-27 (2010) [C2]
Co-authors Carol Norton, Tracy Levett-Jones, Sarah Jeong
2010 Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Jeong Y-S, Noble DI, Norton CA, et al., 'The 'five rights' of clinical reasoning: An educational model to enhance nursing students' ability to identify and manage clinically 'at risk' patients', Nurse Education Today, 30 515-520 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.10.020
Citations Scopus - 75Web of Science - 57
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Carol Norton, Sarah Jeong, Danielle Noble
2009 Hoffman KA, Aitken LM, Duffield C, 'A comparison of novice and expert nurses' cue collection during clinical decision-making: Verbal protocol analysis', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46 1335-1344 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.04.001
Citations Scopus - 58Web of Science - 47
2004 Hoffman K, Duffield C, Donoghue J, 'Barriers to clinical decision-making in nurses in Australia', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 21 8-13 (2004)

Research aims: The aim of this study was to examine whether nurses in Australia participated in clinical decision-making to the extent they desired. Some factors that could be inh... [more]

Research aims: The aim of this study was to examine whether nurses in Australia participated in clinical decision-making to the extent they desired. Some factors that could be inhibiting or promoting participation in clinical decision-making, namely educational level, occupational orientation (role values), level of appointment and area of practice (medical/surgical) were also examined. Method: A quantitative, correlational study examined the relationship between nurses' occupational orientation, educational level, area of specialty and decision-making. T-tests were used to identify significant differences between the decision-making nurses say they have and that which they say they want. Major findings: Nurses holding a professional role value participated more in clinical decision making than those holding a paramedical role value. Nurses practising in surgical areas participated less in decision-making than those in medical areas. While a higher educational level was not associated with greater participation in clinical decision-making, it was linked to wanting more participation in this process. Conclusion: Important issues arising from the study need to be addressed. Nurses who are better educated are not making decisions to the extent to which they aspire. Surgical nurses participated less in decision-making than medical nurses and holding professional values can lead to greater decision-making participation.

Citations Scopus - 8
2004 Hoffman KA, Duffield C, Donoghue J, 'Barriers to clinical decision-making in Australian nurses', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 21 8-13 (2004) [C1]
2004 Hoffman KA, Elwin CA, 'The relationship between critical thinking and confidence in decision-making', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22 8-13 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11
2004 Hoffman KA, Donoghue J, Duffield C, 'Decision-making in clinical nursing: investigating contributing factors', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 45 53-62 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02860.x
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 32
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Conference (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Sritakaew N, O'Brien AP, Hoffman K, 'Undeniable obligation in teenage pregnancy - A Thailand a community nursing perspective.', GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JHNC) (2016)
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2013 Jeong S, Hickey N, Hoffman K, Norton C, Noble D, Pich J, et al., 'Improving experiences of clinical supervisors with undergraduate nursing students in the Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD)', HNE Handover for Nurses and Midwives (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Carol Norton, Danielle Noble
2012 Hoffman KA, Levett-Jones TL, 'Cue acquisition, interpretation and decision-making of nursing students during high fidelity simulated patient experiences', Conference Proceedings. 4th International Nurse Education Conference (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Bourgeois S, Jeong Y-S, Hunter S, et al., 'Pandoras Box: simulation, reflection, cognitive errors and clinical reasoning', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Carol Norton, Carol Arthur, Danielle Noble, Sarah Jeong, Sharyn Hunter
2011 Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Jeong Y-S, Noble DI, Kenny RP, et al., 'Examining the relationship between interpersonal communication skills and nursing students' clinical reasoning ability', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Danielle Noble, Carol Norton, Sarah Jeong
2011 Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Andersen P, Brown R, Crookes P, et al., 'Examining the relationship between interpersonal communication skills and nursing students' clinical reasoning ability', Innovations in Nursing Practice, Thinking Aloud, Thinking Ahead: 15th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011 (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Andersen P, Brown R, Crookes P, et al., 'A model to develop interpersonal and teamwork skills in undergraduate nursing students', Innovations in Nursing Practice, Thinking Aloud, Thinking Ahead: 15th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011 (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Dempsey J, Hoffman KA, Levett-Jones TL, Crookes P, Brown R, Andersen P, et al., 'An innovative model for teaching critical reflection and debriefing', nnovations in Nursing Practice, Thinking Aloud, Thinking Ahead: 15th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011 (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Hoffman KA, Roche JM, Levett-Jones TL, 'Is cue acquisition and clinical reasoning influenced by the use of high fidelity human patient simulation manikins?', 2010 International Nursing Conference. Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Dempsey J, Jeong Y-S, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, 'Reasoning without reflecting', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Bourgeois S, Hunter S, Jeong Y-S, 'Enhancing nursing students' clinical reasoning skills through their engagement with interactive computerised case studies', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Sharyn Hunter, Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Arthur 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 (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Carol Arthur, Sharyn Hunter, Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Roche JM, Hoffman KA, Levett-Jones TL, 'Interpersonal communication and the effect on nursing students clinical reasoning', SimTech Health 2010: Education and Innovation in Healthcare. Conference Handbook with Program and Abstracts (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Hoffman KA, 'Examining the impact of interpersonal communication on nursing students' clinical reasoning ability during simulation sessions', Symposium: Simulation and Beyond. Creative Teaching Approaches for Improving Patient Safety. Program (2010) [E3]
2009 Hoffman KA, Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Hunter S, Hickey N, Roche JM, et al., 'Enhancing nursing students' clinical reasoning skills through their engagement with computerised decision support frameworks', Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009: Concurrent Sessions (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Carol Norton, Sarah Jeong, Sharyn Hunter, Carol Arthur, Tracy Levett-Jones
2009 Noble DI, Hoffman KA, Levett-Jones TL, 'How can clinical skills improve patient safety? The 5 R's of clinical reasoning', Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009: Concurrent Sessions (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Danielle Noble
2009 Roche JM, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, 'Is cue acquisition and clinical reasoning influenced by the use of high fidelity human simulation?', Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009: Concurrent Sessions (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2009 Roche JM, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Hazelton MJ, 'How can clinical skills education improve patient safety? - Is cue acquistion and clinical reasoning influences by the use of high fidelity human patient simulation?', Third International Clinical Skills Conference. Abstracts, Papers, Workshops and Posters (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Michael Hazelton
2009 Dempsey J, Levett-Jones TL, Hoffman KA, Hunter S, Hickey N, Noble DI, et al., 'The 5 r's of clinical reasoning', Third International Clinical Skills Conference. Abstracts, papers, workshops and posters (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Danielle Noble, Sharyn Hunter, Carol Norton, Tracy Levett-Jones
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 8
Total funding $306,243

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20131 grants / $69,500

Recruit and retain clinical facilitators and mentors who can provide clinical supervision to undergraduate nursing students at CCLHD$69,500

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team Doctor Sarah Jeong, Doctor Noelene Hickey, Ms Kerry Hoffman, Ms Danielle Noble, Mrs Carol Norton, Ms Janet Chesworth, Ms Linda Davidson, Ms Suzann Evans
Scheme NSW ICTN Local Project Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300016
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,500

4th International Nurse Education Conference, Baltimore USA, 17 - 20 June 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 Ms Kerry Hoffman
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200497
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $1,500

International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy, 22 - 25 May 2011$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Ms Kerry Hoffman
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100193
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $1,500

2010 Beijing International Nursing Conference (INC), The School of Nurisng, PUMC, and Nursing Department PUMC Hospital, beijing, 19 - 22 August 2010$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Ms Kerry Hoffman
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000687
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $1,350

Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 30 September - 2 October 2009$1,350

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Ms Kerry Hoffman
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190478
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20082 grants / $229,658

Examining the impact of simulated patients and information communication technology on nursing students' clinical reasoning$229,000

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Conjoint Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, Ms Kerry Hoffman, Doctor Jennifer Dempsey
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0189623
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Leadership and Practice Development in Health, Hobart, Tasmania, 27/11/2008 - 28/11/2008$658

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Kerry Hoffman
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189559
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,235

Australian Nurse Educators Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 3/10/2007 - 5/10/2007$1,235

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Kerry Hoffman
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188246
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Developing a Theoretical Perspective about Thai Pregnant Teenagers and their Families - A Grounded Theory Nursing Study PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Ms Kerry Hoffman

Position

Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nursing

Contact Details

Email kerry.hoffman@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4349 4533
Fax (02) 4921 6301

Office

Room BIC 1.25
Building BIC (Business Investment Centre)
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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