Mrs Lorinda Palmer

Mrs Lorinda Palmer

Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Nursing)

Career Summary

Biography

Lorinda is currently a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle. Her clinical background is in acute care, specifically renal and cardiology nursing. Prior to this she was a high school science and mathematics teacher. Her experiences in acute care led to her interest in ethical decision-making at the end-of-life, advance care planning and decisions about withdrawing and withholding treatment. This was the focus of her Master’s thesis, two book chapters, and a teaching and learning grant. She is keenly interested in undergraduate pedagogy related to the ethical dimensions of clinical reasoning, and the patient safety implications of this.

Her involvement in teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate nursing program has also led her to focus on the design and development of innovative simulation scenarios and also on projects oriented towards improving the evidence base of curriculum design. To this end, she is currently undertaking research for her PhD that involves a mixed-method 3-year longitudinal study of academic literacies development among a cohort of undergraduate nursing students. Lorinda received an Australian College of Educators Teacher Recognition Award in 2009 for her contribution to student engagement in on-line learning and is a member of the Faculty Centre for Health Professional Education.









 

Qualifications

  • Master of Nursing, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma of Nursing, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Science, Sydney College of Advanced Education

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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 (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Palmer L, Levett-Jones T, 'Chapter 1 Medical Surgical Nursing', Medical-surgical Nursing Critical Thinking for Person-centred Care, Pearson, Melbourne (2017)
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2013 Palmer L, Horton G, 'Communicating about end-of-life care and decisions', Critical Conversations for Patient Safety: An Essential Guide for Health Professionals, Pearson, Frenchs Forest NSW 208-221 (2013)
2013 Palmer L, 'Ethical and legal dimensions of clinical reasoning: Caring for a person who is refusing treatment', Clinical Reasoning : Learning to Think Like a Nurse, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 266-277 (2013) [B2]

Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Wilson AJ, Palmer L, Levett-Jones T, Gilligan C, Outram S, 'Interprofessional collaborative practice for medication safety: Nursing, pharmacy, and medical graduates¿ experiences and perspectives', Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30 649-654 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. Medication errors are the second most prevalent cause of adverse patient incidents in Australian hospital settings. Although numerous strategies to... [more]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. Medication errors are the second most prevalent cause of adverse patient incidents in Australian hospital settings. Although numerous strategies to address this patient safety issue have been implemented, the impact of interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) on medication safety has received limited attention. The aim of this article is to report the perspectives and experiences of recently graduated, currently practicing Australian nurses, pharmacists, and doctors in relation to IPCP and medication safety. Sixty-eight graduates from three Australian states participated in focus groups. Thematic analysis of transcripts was conducted using an iterative process. The findings from this study illustrate how knowing about and valuing the skills and responsibilities of other team members and respecting each person¿s unique contribution to the work of the team can lead to more effective communication and collaboration in the context of medication safety. Although collaborative practice is critical to safe medication prescribing, dispensing, and administration, there are recurring and pervasive challenges to its achievement. This study indicated the need for improved preparation of graduates to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to participate in an interprofessional team; and we advocate that deliberate, structured, and meaningful interprofessional clinical education initiatives are required.

DOI 10.1080/13561820.2016.1191450
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Amanda Wilson, Tracy Levett-Jones, Sue Outram, Conor Gilligan
2015 Levett-Jones T, Andersen P, Reid-Searl K, Guinea S, McAllister M, Lapkin S, et al., 'Tag team simulation: An innovative approach for promoting active engagement of participants and observers during group simulations', Nurse Education in Practice, 15 345-352 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Active participation in immersive simulation experiences can result in technical and non-technical skill enhancement. However, when simulations are conducted... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Active participation in immersive simulation experiences can result in technical and non-technical skill enhancement. However, when simulations are conducted in large groups, mai ntaining the interest of observers so that they do not disengage from the learning experience can be challenging. We implemented Tag Team Simulation with the aim of ensuring that both participants and observers had active and integral roles in the simulation. In this paper we outline the features of this innovative approach and provide an example of its application to a pain simulation. Evaluation was conducted using the Satisfaction with Simulation Experience Scale. A total of 444 year nursing students participated from a population of 536 (response rate 83%). Cronbach's alpha for the Scale was .94 indicating high internal consistency. The mean satisfaction score for participants was 4.63 compared to 4.56 for observers. An independent sample t test revealed no significant difference between these scores (t (300) = -1.414, p = 0.16).Tag team simulation is an effective approach for ensuring observers' and participants' active involvement during group-based simulations and one that is highly regarded by students. It has the potential for broad applicability across a range of leaning domains both within and beyond nursing.

DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2015.03.014
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2014 Palmer L, Levett-Jones T, Smith R, McMillan M, 'Academic literacy diagnostic assessment in the first semester of first year at university', The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 5 67-78 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.5204/intjfyhe.v5i1.201
Co-authors Ros Smith, Tracy Levett-Jones
2009 Heller SH, Palmer L, 'Navigating parental presence during paediatric resuscitation and invasive procedure: Summary of a critical review', HNE Handover for Nurses and Midwives, 2 51-53 (2009) [C2]
2008 Goalder N, Palmer L, 'Mental health nurse burnout and stress: Options for prevention', HNE Handover for Nurses and Midwives, 1 35-38 (2008) [C2]
2004 Tolhurst HM, Madjar I, Palmer L, Kautto AJ, 'Nurses in urban and rural general practice', Australian Family Physician, 33 185-188 (2004) [C1]
2004 Tolhurst H, Madjar I, Schultz L, Schmidt A, 'Nurses in urban and rural general practice. Who are they and what do they do?', Australian family physician, 33 (2004)

BACKGROUND: There is limited information about general practice nurses in Australia and the role they play. METHODS: A qualitative study, using semistructured interviews conducted... [more]

BACKGROUND: There is limited information about general practice nurses in Australia and the role they play. METHODS: A qualitative study, using semistructured interviews conducted with 27 general practitioners and 15 practice nurses (PNs) from 19 general practices in New South Wales. RESULTS: Practice nurses are typically middle aged women, employed part time with extensive professional experience. Their role is influenced mostly by the demographic characteristics of the practice population, their expertise, and GPs' attitudes and past experiences of working with PNs, rather than the size or urban/rural location of the practice. DISCUSSION: Practice nurses are an important, but not always fully used, resource in general practice. They can reduce the workload of GPs, extend the range of services provided and enhance the quality of primary health care. Their current and potential contribution to primary care needs to be documented and evaluated more fully.

Citations Scopus - 10
1997 Schultz L, 'Not for resuscitation: Two decades of challenge for nursing ethics and practice', NURSING ETHICS, 4 227-238 (1997)
DOI 10.1177/096973309700400307
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
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Conference (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Palmer L, Levett-Jones T, Smith R, 'Undergraduate Nursing Students' Preceptions of an Embedded Academic Literacies Diagnostic Procedure', Newcastle (2017)
2012 Palmer L, Levett-Jones TL, 'Assessing the academic literacy of undergraduate nursing students: A pilot study using the MASUS diagnostic tool', Conference Proceedings. 4th International Nurse Education Conference, Baltimore, MD (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Palmer L, Levett-Jones TL, 'Intuition versus reason: Implications for the teaching and learning of moral reasoning and ethical decision-making in undergraduate nurse education', Innovations in Nursing Practice, Thinking Aloud, Thinking Ahead: 15th Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2011, Hamilton, NZ (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Palmer L, 'Researching the teaching of ethical reasoning', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. Proceedings of the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, 2010, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010 Palmer L, Levett-Jones TL, Mintoff JG, McMillan MA, 'Teaching moral reasoning: Challenges for undergraduate nursing education', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. Proceedings of the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, 2010, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Joseph Mintoff, Tracy Levett-Jones
2009 Palmer L, Norton CA, 'Making research fun: Reflections on assessment, course design and enthusing undergraduate students about research', Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2009: Concurrent Sessions, Christchurch, NZ (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Carol Norton
2003 Palmer L, 'Addressing the shortage of general practitioners by the doctor/nurse team providing health services in rural Australia', Final Program & Book of Abstracts, Bunbury, Western Australia (2003) [E3]
2003 Palmer L, 'Models of practice nurse role in rural and urban general practices in Australia', Final Program & Book of Abstracts, Bunbury, Western Australia (2003) [E3]
2003 Palmer L, 'Successful GP and practice nurse collaboration - three case study examples', Final Program & Book of Abstracts, Bunbury, Western Australia (2003) [E3]
2003 Palmer L, Madjar I, Tolhurst HM, Kautto AJ, 'Thinking laterally - are doctor/nurse teams in general practice the way forward in primary health care for underserviced communities?', Handbook, Hobart, Tasmania (2003) [E2]
2001 Cholowski KM, Palmer L, Cruse M, 'Attitudes, beliefs and management experiences of registered nurses when supervising and teaching nursing students', Contesting Conversations in Practice, Education, Research and Policy, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia (2001) [E3]
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Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Chan WC, Day J, Henderson J, Norton C, Palmer L, Webb L, 'Celebrating 25 years: School of Nursing and Midwifery, 1990-2015: The University of Newcastle', . Newcastle, NSW: The University of Newcastle (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Carol Norton, Sally Chan, Jenny Day
2015 Chan WC, Day J, Henderson J, Norton C, Palmer L, Webb L, 'Celebrating 25 years: School of Nursing and Midwifery, 1990-2015: The University of Newcastle', . Newcastle, NSW: The University of Newcastle (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Sally Chan, Jenny Day, Carol Norton
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $10,800

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20121 grants / $1,000

4th International Nurse Education Conference, Changing the landscape for nursing healthcare and education. Evidence based innovation, policy and practice, Baltimore, US, 18 - 20 June 2012$1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Mrs Lorinda Palmer
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200563
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $1,500

"Innovations in Nurse Education in Practice, Thinking Aloud, Thinking Ahead", Wintc, Hamilton, New Zealand, 23 - 25 November 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 Mrs Lorinda Palmer
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100859
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $1,000

Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 30 September - 2 October 2009$1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Mrs Lorinda Palmer
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190479
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19951 grants / $7,300

Not for Resuscitation: A Nursing Perspective.$7,300

Funding body: Australian Institute for Nursing Research Inc

Funding body Australian Institute for Nursing Research Inc
Project Team Mrs Lorinda Palmer
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175470
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2002 Masters "Ko e peauhou 'o e vahafolau" Being swamped by a tidal wave: Tongan Women's Experiences of Breast Cancer And Related Treatment M Nursing [R], Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Mrs Lorinda Palmer

Position

Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nursing

Contact Details

Email lorinda.palmer@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 16436
Fax 17069

Office

Room RW2-53
Building Richardson Wing
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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