Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet

Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet

Associate Professor

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Nursing)

Career Summary

Biography


Dr Pamela Van Der Riet is an associate professor of nursing with the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle (UoN). Pamela has research experience in palliative care, cancer and complementary therapies.  Recently she has been researching the effect of environmental design in a northern Thai hospital that developed a healing haven space to support sick children in order to lessen anxiety and stress during long and short-term stays within the pediatric ward of the hospital.    Dr Van Der Riet has conducted a short-term cultural study program to Thailand since 2010 with nursing and midwifery students to study Thai culture and health practice with an emphasis upon the place of complementary therapies in Thai health care.  From 2016 the Study Tour has been funded for 3-years through the Australian Government New Colombo Plan Mobility Projects. Pamela has taught in nursing upgrade programs in Bhutan, Singapore and Hong Kong and in 2006 took a leave of absence from the University of Newcastle to live in Hanoi, Vietnam.  

Pamela has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in tertiary institutions and also served for a time in the corporate world as the national training coordinator for an Australian private health company overseeing the development of nurse training including upgrading of qualifications through collaboration with tertiary institution providers.   In the position of the national training coordinator for Mayne Health Pamela received the 2002 Leadership Award in recognition of outstanding leadership in clinical learning development.

In her time at the University of Newcastle Pamela has served in a variety of leadership and administrative roles in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, liaised with Wollutuka to support academic initiatives and award scholarships for undergraduate students and established links with regional community groups involved in the promotion of health care.   

Administrative Expertise

At the University of Newcastle Pamela has undertaken a variety of academic and governance positions with responsibility for leadership in policy development, management of post-graduate and undergraduate programs as convenor, monitored student progress, supported students-at-risk through the development of individual study programs and marketed nursing programs at Career Days and in local schools. In her role as a senior academic in the School Pamela established partnerships with various national and international health agencies including Hunter New England Local Health District, Central Coast Local  Health District, Hartford in Hong Kong and Boromarajonani College of Nursing Nakhon Lampang  (BCNNL) in northern Thailand.   Academic positions have included Undergraduate Convenor of the Bachelor of Nursing (2004), Postgraduate Convenor (2005) and Deputy Head of School, Nursing and Midwifery (2008-2016) with responsibility for academic matters.  In 2010 Pamela was appointed Head of School for a 12-month period as the permanent Head of School was on leave.  As a result of serving in that position Pamela was awarded the 2010 Leadership Award from the Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle in recognition of high level performance as Head of School. 

In 2011 the University of Newcastle seconded Pamela to the position of Student Experience and Engagement Coordinator to work within the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Faculty of Health and Medicine to establish a conducive learning environment in support of all students within the Faculty and to ensure that students were both engaged in their learning and gaining success through their studies.  One of the strategies developed in consultation with the University Counselling Service was a wellness program for students to lessen anxiety in their studies. 

Research Expertise

Pamela is currently a member of three active research teams at the University of Newcastle and has  established links with senior medical and health professionals to conduct research in palliative care, cancer research and complementary therapies. Much of her research work has been as a principal researcher of multidisciplinary teams. Examples of this research:

-        Hydration and Nutrition at the end Stage of Life (Victorian Registration Board) with Professor M. Ashby and D. Brookes, Monash Medical Centre, 2004;

-        Nurses' and Doctors' perceptions and attitudes of patient nutrition and hydration at the end of life in a palliative care setting (New Staff Grant) with Professor Isabel Higgins, Dr Phillip Good, M. Sneesby (Mater Hospital), 2005;

-        Attitudes of health care staff regarding older people (RIB Grant) with Dr Isabel Higgins, 2005;

-        Investigation of Nurses' and Doctors' perceptions and attitudes towards patient nutrition and hydration at the end of life in an acute care setting, (Margaret Mitchell Grant and Wig Week Grant) with Professor Isabel Higgins, Dr Phillip Good and M. Sneesby, 2006;

In 2009 Pamela undertook two research projects in Northern Thailand with Thai nursing colleagues to investigate the use of complementary therapies in patient care:

-        Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation: A Thai Perspective, and

-        An exploratory pilot study of the health benefits of selected complementary therapies used during the rehabilitation of brain and spinal injury patients in Thailand.

Results of these studies have been published in international journals.

More recently Pamela has been examining the effects of a specially designed child friendly space in a Thai hospital in supporting sick children and their families by exploring participants (nurses, student nurses and family members) experiences in providing a non-clinical activity and contemplative space in support of the healing process.  The experiences of nursing staff and that of family members has been published in professional journals. 

In 2012 Pamela investigated alternative models to student nurse clinical practice with a view to expanding the kind of opportunities for nursing students to gain hospital practical experience as part of their nursing program.  In 2013 Pamela approached a small number of regional hospital partners to pilot the Clinical Collaborative Model that places nursing students from the beginning of their program in Year 1 into the same hospital site for the duration of their clinical practice.  In 2016 the model was expanded to 5 more hospitals so that there are now 8 hospitals participating in the Clinical Collaborative Model.  Student participation is determined by application, interview and continuing success in completing a full load of studies in each semester.  Feedback from partners and nursing students has been overwhelmingly positive and a report is currently being prepared for publication.

Qualifications

PhD, James Cook University

Diploma in Nurse Education, Lincoln College of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Arts (Social Science), La Trobe University

Master of Education, University of New England


Qualifications

  • PhD, James Cook University
  • Diploma in Nurse Education, Lincoln College of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts (Social Science), La Trobe University
  • Master of Education, University of New England

Keywords

  • Aged Care
  • Cancer nursing
  • Complementary therapies
  • Palliative care
  • Teaching and Learning

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 10
180199 Law not elsewhere classified 10
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Fellow College of Nursing
Australia
1/01/2011 - 1/07/2016 Deputy Head of School University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/01/2010 - 1/12/2010 Head of School University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/12/2009 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/12/2009 Deputy Head of School University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2006 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/05/2005 - 1/12/2005 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/01/2005 - 1/05/2005 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/07/2004 - 1/12/2004 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia
1/02/2004 - 1/06/2004 Lecturer University of Technology Sydney
Australia
1/01/2003 -  Membership Palliative Care Special Interest Group
Australia
1/01/2002 -  Membership Complementary Therapies Special Interest Group
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2003 Registered Nurse/Div 1 Nurse Monash Medical Centre (Clayton)
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2003 Senior Lecturer Monash University
Australia
1/06/2001 - 1/06/2002 Clinical Learning and Development Manager Mayne Health
Australia
1/01/1999 -  Membership Australian Complementary Health Association
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/12/2000 Registered Nurse Albury/Wodonga Private Hospital
Australia
1/01/1994 - 1/05/2001 Post Graduate and Undergraduate Co-ordinator La Trobe University
Australia
1/01/1993 - 1/12/1993 Registered Nurse Armidale District Hospital
Australia
1/01/1990 - 1/12/1993 Lecturer University of New England
1/01/1990 - 1/05/2001 Lecturer La Trobe University
Australia
1/01/1987 - 1/12/1989 Lecturer La Trobe University
Australia
1/01/1978 -  Membership RCNA
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2015 Faculty of Health and Medicine International award
UoN
2013 Work integrated learning staff of the year award
UoN

Prize

Year Award
2003 Leadership award
Mayne health

Recognition

Year Award
2010 Leadership Award
University of Newcastle
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Publications

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


Chapter (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Levett-Jones TL, van der Riet P, 'Teaching and learning', Kozier and Erb¿s Fundamentals of Nursing, Pearson, Sydney 544-569 (2015) [B2]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2013 Van Der Riet PJ, Pitt VL, 'Caring for a person requiring palliative care', Clinical Reasoning : Learning to Think Like a Nurse, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 244-263 (2013) [B2]
2012 Levett-Jones TL, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Teaching and learning', Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 558-586 (2012) [B2]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2012 Bourgeois S, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Caring', Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. 504-520 (2012) [B2]
2011 Van Der Riet PJ, Pitt VL, Blyton GM, 'Nursing care of clients experiencing loss, grief and death', Medical Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 90-106 (2011) [B2]
2010 Bourgeois S, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Caring', Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 464-481 (2010) [B2]
2010 Levett-Jones TL, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Teaching', Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 517-545 (2010) [B2]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
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Journal article (59 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Crowfoot GM, van der Riet PJ, Maguire JM, 'Living within stories: Exploring the experiences of people with transient ischemic attack', Nursing and Health Sciences, 18 52-57 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.A transient ischemic attack (TIA) significantly increases a person's risk of ischemic stroke. However, little is known about the experienc... [more]

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.A transient ischemic attack (TIA) significantly increases a person's risk of ischemic stroke. However, little is known about the experiences of these people or what influences their decision to access care. This article explores the stories of three people who experienced a TIA. All participants were interviewed after receiving a diagnosis of TIA by a specialist neurologist. By utilizing a framework of narrative inquiry, several storylines were revealed across temporal, social, and geographical landscapes. The main storylines include: bodily disruption, time stasis, altered temporal perceptions, the roles of others, and help-seeking behavior. The primary author also reflects upon his own origin and explores how this inquiry has influenced his perceptions, career, and nursing practice. This inquiry may assist healthcare workers to gain insight into the experiences of people with TIA and suggests how involvement of significant others is beneficial when educating people at risk of TIA.

DOI 10.1111/nhs.12227
Co-authors Jane Maguire
2016 Day JL, Taylor A, Summons P, van der riet, Hunter, Maguire, et al., 'Home care packages: Insights into the experiences of older epople leading up to the introduction of consumer directed care in Australia', Australian Journal of Primary Health, (2016)
DOI 10.1071/PY16022
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Peter Summons, Jane Maguire, Jenny Day, Ann Taylor, Sharyn Hunter, Isabel Higgins, Gunilla Haydon
2016 van Manen M, Higgins I, van der Riet P, 'A conversation with Max van Manen on phenomenology in its original sense', Nursing and Health Sciences, 18 4-7 (2016) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/nhs.12274
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2016 Haydon G, van der Riet P, Maguire J, 'Survivors' quality of life after cardiopulmonary resuscitation: an integrative review of the literature.', Scand J Caring Sci, (2016)
DOI 10.1111/scs.12323
Co-authors Gunilla Haydon, Jane Maguire
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 Graeme Browne, Gunilla Haydon
2015 van der Riet P, Rossiter RC, Kirby D, Dluzewska, Harmon C, 'Piloting a stress management and mindfulness program for undergraduate nursing students: Student feedback and lessons learned', Nurse Education Today, 35 44-49 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.05.003
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Rachel Rossiter
2015 van der Riet P, Maguire J, Dedkhard S, Sibbritt D, 'Are traditional Thai therapies better than conventional treatment for stroke rehabilitation? A quasi-experimental study', European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 7 16-22 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier GmbH.Introduction: Worldwide, stroke is the principal cause of adult disability and second leading cause of death. Traditional and complementary therapies such as... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier GmbH.Introduction: Worldwide, stroke is the principal cause of adult disability and second leading cause of death. Traditional and complementary therapies such as yoga, tai chi, massage and herbal therapies are widely used to treat a variety of illnesses in developing countries and recent research has shown that they may be of some benefit in stroke rehabilitation. Methods: A quasi-experimental controlled before-and-after study that recruited 40 stroke patients from Thung Bo Paen rehabilitation centre (treatment group) and Lampang hospital (control group), located in Northern Thailand. Measures included activities of daily living (ADLs), involving Barthel Index scores, and pain, emotion and sleep scores. Results: There was a statistically significant difference between the changes in Barthel Index scores in patients from the two treatment locations, where patients from Thung Bo Paen showed greater improvement compared to patients from Lampang hospital (. p=. 0.020). However, there were no significant differences between the changes in pain scores (. p=. 0.492), emotion scores (. p=. 0.671) or sleep scores (. p=. 0.197) in patients from the two treatment locations. Conclusions: Patients receiving traditional Thai therapies had significant improvements in ADLs at 3 months compared to conventional treatments. Future research on the use of traditional Thai therapies for stroke recovery should be conducted using a RCT, to avoid biases such as the differences in baseline measures, and should also contain an evaluation of cost, because if both approaches are shown to be equivalent, the next issue to be addressed is which approach is more cost effective.

DOI 10.1016/j.eujim.2014.01.011
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jane Maguire
2015 Everson N, Levett-Jones T, Lapkin S, Pitt V, van der Riet P, Rossiter R, et al., 'Measuring the impact of a 3D simulation experience on nursing students' cultural empathy using a modified version of the Kiersma-Chen Empathy Scale', Journal of Clinical Nursing, (2015) [C1]

Aims and objectives: To determine the effect of immersive 3D cultural simulation on nursing students' empathy towards culturally and linguistically diverse patients. Background: A... [more]

Aims and objectives: To determine the effect of immersive 3D cultural simulation on nursing students' empathy towards culturally and linguistically diverse patients. Background: Accelerated globalisation has seen a significant increase in cultural diversity in most regions of the world over the past forty years. Clinical encounters that do not acknowledge cultural factors contribute to adverse patient outcomes and health care inequities for culturally and linguistically diverse people. Cultural empathy is an antecedent to cultural competence. Thus, appropriate educational strategies are needed to enhance nursing students' cultural empathy and the capacity to deliver culturally competent care. Design: A one-group pretest, post-test design was used for this study. The simulation exposed students to an unfolding scene in a hospital ward of a developing county. Methods: A convenience sample of second-year undergraduate nursing students (n = 460) from a semi-metropolitan university in Australia were recruited for the study. Characteristics of the sample were summarised using descriptive statistics. T-tests were performed to analyse the differences between pre- and post simulation empathy scores using an eight item modified version of the Kiersma-Chen Empathy Scale. Results: Students' empathy towards culturally and linguistically diverse patients significantly improved after exposure to the 3D simulation experience. The mean scores for the Perspective Taking and Valuing Affective Empathy subscales also increased significantly postsimulation. Conclusions: The immersive 3D simulation had a positive impact on nursing students' empathy levels in regards to culturally and linguistically diverse groups. Research with other cohorts and in other contexts is required to further explore the impact of this educational approach. Relevance to clinical practice: Immersive cultural simulation experiences offer opportunities to enhance the cultural empathy of nursing students. This may in turn have a positive impact on their cultural competence and consequently the quality of care they provide to culturally and linguistically diverse patients.

DOI 10.1111/jocn.12893
Co-authors Helen Courtney-Pratt, Tracy Levett-Jones, Rachel Rossiter, Conor Gilligan
2015 Gillan PC, van der Riet P, Jeong S, 'Australian nursing students' stories of end-of-life care simulation', Nursing and Health Sciences, (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. Because nurses are at the forefront of end-of-life care, it is imperative that nursing students are prepared for this role upon graduation. ... [more]

© 2015 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. Because nurses are at the forefront of end-of-life care, it is imperative that nursing students are prepared for this role upon graduation. Research suggests that many nursing students are unprepared to deliver compassionate and quality end-of-life care. There have been many attempts to address this need; one emerging method is end-of-life care simulation. This paper explores the experiences of 18 undergraduate nursing students of end-of-life care simulation. Participants' stories were obtained via observation during end-of-life care simulation, audio-recorded post simulation debriefing, and semi-structured interviews. Using Clandinin and Connolly's three dimensions of Narrative Inquiry (temporality, spatiality, and sociality) participants' stories reflected convergence of time, place, and person. Findings revealed three distinct plotlines along a time continuum, specifically surrounding time of death: (i) "The privilege of end-of-life care;" (ii) "Witnessing death as surreal;" and (iii) "The honor of providing after-death care." Participants' narratives suggest that end-of-life care simulation is an important means of preparing students for clinical end-of-life care experiences. This has implications for nursing educators wishing to consider simulation in end-of-life care education.

DOI 10.1111/nhs.12233
Co-authors Sarah Jeong
2015 van der Riet P, Jitsacorn C, Junlapeeya P, Thursby E, Thursby P, 'Family members' experiences of a "Fairy Garden" healing haven garden for sick children', Collegian, (2015)

© 2015 Australian College of Nursing Ltd.Background: Hospital facilities that can support the well-being of sick children and their families by providing an environment outside o... [more]

© 2015 Australian College of Nursing Ltd.Background: Hospital facilities that can support the well-being of sick children and their families by providing an environment outside of the paediatric ward can be beneficial to health outcomes. Access to a garden environment that allows young patients and their family to engage with natural and built features has been shown to relieve stress, provide opportunities for educational activities, improve socialisation amongst children and adults and so create a more calming and supportive environment to help the healing process. Aim: To explore experiences of family members of sick children who have participated in formal and informal activities in a child-centred environment called a "Fairy Garden" (FG) within a hospital in northern Thailand. Method: Narrative inquiry situated within qualitative research was selected as a methodology to capture the holistic notion of the participant's experience. Eight family members (seven parents and one grandparent) were interviewed in four focus groups. Interviews were carried out over a 5-week period in June 2013. Findings: Findings show that the Fairy Garden (FG) offers a therapeutic modality of healing that improves the quality of life for sick children and includes storylines of happiness and relaxation, cooperation from the children, social interaction and learning. For family members the FG provided opportunities to relax with their sick child, watch as their child played in the garden and explored the variety of natural and built features and encouraged their child to eat. The FG allowed contacts to occur amongst family members of sick children, share information, prepare meals and spend time sitting and walking around the garden while waiting while their child received treatment. Conclusion: Through family members stories we were able to capture numerous storylines of the FG creating a space for children and families that counter balances the clinical environment of hospital as an alien place and results in an improved hospital experience for sick children and their families.

DOI 10.1016/j.colegn.2015.11.006
2014 Stone TE, Francis LM, van der Riet P, Dedkhard S, Junlapeeya P, Orwat E, 'Awakening to the other: Reflections on developing intercultural competence through an undergraduate study tour', Nursing and Health Sciences, 16 521-527 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/nhs.12139
Citations Web of Science - 2
2014 Van der Riet P, Jitsacorn C, Junlapeeya P, Dedkhard S, Thursby P, 'Nurses' stories of a 'Fairy Garden' healing haven for sick children', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23 3544-3554 (2014)

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.Aims and objectives: To report on the stories of registered nurses and nurse administrators in a Thai hospital that recently constructed a healing ha... [more]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.Aims and objectives: To report on the stories of registered nurses and nurse administrators in a Thai hospital that recently constructed a healing haven environment called a 'Fairy Garden' to support the formal and informal activities of sick children. Background: While there has been some research into healing environments in health for adults, there has been no qualitative research into healing environments such as natural gardens for children. Design: Narrative inquiry was selected to capture the holistic notion of the participant's experience. Clandinin's narrative inquiry framework involving three dimensions sociality, space and temporality was used to analyse the data. Methods: Eight nurses (including two head nurses, three ward nurses and three nurse administrators) were interviewed in three separate focus groups between November 2011-June 2012. Results: Findings included storylines/threads of happiness, relaxation and calmness, imagination, spirituality and cooperation in reporting observed responses of sick children to the 'Fairy Garden'. Importantly, play was seen as a distractor from the children's pain and illness, with the children's ward no longer viewed as simply a clinical hospital site. Rather the opportunities that were afforded to children to interact with the 'Fairy Garden' environment expanded their hospital experience to include play, social interaction and educational activities. Conclusion: The Nurses' stories capture numerous storylines and threads in which the 'Fairy Garden' becomes an environment beyond the constraints of the hospital ward. Storylines indicate increased acceptance and adherence to treatment as the 'Fairy Garden' opens up alternatives for children, especially those children long term in the hospital. Children exhibit behaviours that suggest the 'Fairy Garden' supports psycho-social and physical benefits that improve their hospital stay and provide potential for improved clinical outcomes. Relevance to clinical practice: Designed hospital environments need to consider the addition of natural and activity spaces to support sick children and their families. Reports from nurses caring for children indicate benefits of the natural environment outside the clinical area.

DOI 10.1111/jocn.12637
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Gillan PC, Jeong S, van der Riet PJ, 'End of life care simulation: A review of the literature', Nurse Education Today, 34 766-774 (2014) [C1]

Background: Simulation is an evolving pedagogical approach to teaching in many undergraduate nursing curricula, however, there is little published literature on end of life care s... [more]

Background: Simulation is an evolving pedagogical approach to teaching in many undergraduate nursing curricula, however, there is little published literature on end of life care simulation as an effective means of teaching nursing students about end of life care. Literature review aims: To examine available literature on end of life care simulation. Review methods: An extensive literature search on end of life care simulation in the undergraduate nursing curriculum was conducted in CINAHL, Mosby's Index, Cochrane Database, Scopus, Eric via Proquest, and Medline. 6 research articles and 10 descriptive articles published between 2009 and 2013 that met the selection criteria are included in the review. Findings: Findings of these 16 articles are reported under 4 main themes: 1) Increased knowledge of end of life care through 'experiential learning'; 2) Impact of family presence on student learning; 3) the Debriefing imperative, and 4) Methodological issues raised from studies. Conclusion: The findings of the studies reviewed support end of life care simulation as a strong and viable pedagogical approach to learning for its positive effects on knowledge acquisition, communication skills, self-confidence, student satisfaction and level of engagement in learning. However, the important factors including psychological safety of students and the costs involved require careful consideration. Research on the use of simulation in nursing is still in its infancy, further research using various research designs is required to adequately explore the issues surrounding end of life care simulation. © 2013.

DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.10.005
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Sarah Jeong
2014 Saravanakumar P, Higgins IJ, Van Der Riet PJ, Marquez J, Sibbritt D, 'The influence of tai chi and yoga on balance and falls in a residential care setting: a randomised controlled trial.', Contemporary nurse, 5231-5255 (2014)
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2014 Gillan PC, van der Riet PJ, Jeong S, 'End of life care education, past and present: A review of the literature', Nurse Education Today, 34 331-342 (2014) [C1]

Background: Research on end of life care education suggests that undergraduate nursing students are largely unprepared to provide end of life care to dying patients and their fami... [more]

Background: Research on end of life care education suggests that undergraduate nursing students are largely unprepared to provide end of life care to dying patients and their families. Although there have been attempts to address the issue of lack of preparedness, little is known on how to improve this. Literature Review Aims: To examine how end of life care education has been delivered to undergraduate nursing students and to critically discuss the research on modes of delivery and teaching strategies. Review Methods: An extensive literature search on end of life care education in the undergraduate nursing curriculum was conducted in CINAHL, Mosby's Index, Cochrane Database, Scopus, Eric via Proquest, and Medline. 18 research papers published between 1984 and 2012 that met the selection criteria are included in the review. Findings: Findings of these 18 articles are reported under two main themes: Modes of End of Life Education Delivery and End of Life Care Education Initiatives. Conclusion: This review highlights issues with end of life care education and suggests that end of life care simulation is an innovative strategy that may help to prepare undergraduate nursing students to provide quality end of life care. © 2013.

DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.06.009
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Sarah Jeong
2014 Van der Riet P, Jitsacorn C, Junlapeeya P, Dedkhard S, Thursby P, 'Nurses' stories of a 'Fairy Garden' healing haven for sick children', Journal of Clinical Nursing, (2014) [C1]

Aims and objectives: To report on the stories of registered nurses and nurse administrators in a Thai hospital that recently constructed a healing haven environment called a 'Fair... [more]

Aims and objectives: To report on the stories of registered nurses and nurse administrators in a Thai hospital that recently constructed a healing haven environment called a 'Fairy Garden' to support the formal and informal activities of sick children. Background: While there has been some research into healing environments in health for adults, there has been no qualitative research into healing environments such as natural gardens for children. Design: Narrative inquiry was selected to capture the holistic notion of the participant's experience. Clandinin's narrative inquiry framework involving three dimensions sociality, space and temporality was used to analyse the data. Methods: Eight nurses (including two head nurses, three ward nurses and three nurse administrators) were interviewed in three separate focus groups between November 2011-June 2012. Results: Findings included storylines/threads of happiness, relaxation and calmness, imagination, spirituality and cooperation in reporting observed responses of sick children to the 'Fairy Garden'. Importantly, play was seen as a distractor from the children's pain and illness, with the children's ward no longer viewed as simply a clinical hospital site. Rather the opportunities that were afforded to children to interact with the 'Fairy Garden' environment expanded their hospital experience to include play, social interaction and educational activities. Conclusion: The Nurses' stories capture numerous storylines and threads in which the 'Fairy Garden' becomes an environment beyond the constraints of the hospital ward. Storylines indicate increased acceptance and adherence to treatment as the 'Fairy Garden' opens up alternatives for children, especially those children long term in the hospital. Children exhibit behaviours that suggest the 'Fairy Garden' supports psycho-social and physical benefits that improve their hospital stay and provide potential for improved clinical outcomes. Relevance to clinical practice: Designed hospital environments need to consider the addition of natural and activity spaces to support sick children and their families. Reports from nurses caring for children indicate benefits of the natural environment outside the clinical area. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/jocn.12637
Citations Web of Science - 1
2014 Higgins I, van der Riet P, Sneesby L, Good P, 'Nutrition and hydration in dying patients: The perceptions of acute care nurses', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23 2609-2617 (2014) [C1]

Aims and objectives: To explore the perceptions of nurses regarding the provision and nonprovision of medical nutrition and hydration during the end stage of life when death is im... [more]

Aims and objectives: To explore the perceptions of nurses regarding the provision and nonprovision of medical nutrition and hydration during the end stage of life when death is imminent in the acute care setting. Background: When people are dying, they often experience a loss of appetite and desire for drinking which are natural processes at this time. The cessation of eating and drinking challenges both family members and clinical staff. This article builds on previous studies that describe the perceptions of medical doctors and palliative care nurses regarding medical nutrition and hydration during the end stage of life when death is imminent. Design: Qualitative descriptive design. Methods: This study included three focus group meetings with ten nurses in an acute care setting in medical, oncology and haematology units. An interview schedule was used to guide the discussions. Results: The main theme to emerge from this study was 'finding a comfort space/ambiguous spaces of unrest' that included four subthemes: (1) limited involvement in decision-making, (2) comfort vs. discomfort, (3) uncertainty and (4) the comfort of withdrawing treatment. Finding a comfort space captures the challenges nurses faced when speaking about the concerns of patients and family. In this space, there were ambiguities that created unease and unrest: a reluctance to talk about death; a reluctance to engage with the patient and the family. Conclusions: Acute care nurses need to be more cognisant of the palliative approach to care and become more engaged with decision-making during the end stage of life when death is imminent. Relevance to clinical practice: Nurses in acute care settings need to be involved in decision-making and advocate for patients and family during the dying phase. Nurses in acute care need better understanding about the palliative approach to care and nutrition and hydration for people who are dying. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/jocn.12478
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2014 Haydon G, van der Riet P, 'A narrative inquiry: How do nurses respond to patients' use of humour?', CONTEMPORARY NURSE, 46 197-205 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.5172/conu.2014.46.2.197
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Gunilla Haydon
2014 Saravanakumar P, Higgins IJ, Van Der Riet PJ, Marquez J, Sibbritt D, 'The influence of tai chi and yoga on balance and falls in a residential care setting: A randomised controlled trial', Contemporary Nurse, 48 76-87 (2014) [C1]

© eContent Management Pty Ltd.Falls amongst older people is a global public health concern. Whilst falling is not a typical feature of ageing, older people are more likely to fal... [more]

© eContent Management Pty Ltd.Falls amongst older people is a global public health concern. Whilst falling is not a typical feature of ageing, older people are more likely to fall. Fall injuries amongst older people are a leading cause of death and disability. Many older people do not do regular exercise so that they lose muscle tone, strength, and flexibility which affect balance and predispose them to falls. The management of falls in residential care settings is a major concern with strategies for prevention and monitoring a focus in this setting. Yoga and tai chi have shown potential to improve balance and prevent falls in older adults. They also have potential to improve pain and quality of life. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of conducting a three-arm randomised controlled trial (RCT) with frail older people in a residential care setting to test the hypothesis that a 14-week modified tai chi or yoga programme is more effective than usual care activity in improving balance function, quality of life, pain experience and in reducing number of falls. There were no statistically significant differences between the three groups in the occurrence of falls. Yoga demonstrated a slight decrease in fall incidence; quality of life improved for the tai chi group. Only the yoga group experienced a reduction in average pain scores though not statistically significant. The findings of the study suggest it is possible to safely implement modified yoga and tai chi in a residential care setting and evaluate this using RCT design. They show positive changes to balance, pain and quality of life and a high level of interest through attendance amongst the older participants. The results support offering tai chi and yoga to older people who are frail and dependent with physical and cognitive limitations.

Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2014 Dowse EM, van der Riet P, Keatinge DR, 'A student's perspective of managing data collection in a complex qualitative study.', Nurse Res, 22 34-39 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.7748/nr.22.2.34.e1302
2014 Courtney-Pratt H, Levett-Jones T, Lapkin S, Pitt V, Gilligan C, Van der Riet P, et al., 'Development and psychometric testing of the satisfaction with Cultural Simulation Experience Scale', Nurse Education in Practice, (2014) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Decreasing the numbers of adverse health events experienced by people from culturally diverse backgrounds rests, in part, on the ability of education provide... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Decreasing the numbers of adverse health events experienced by people from culturally diverse backgrounds rests, in part, on the ability of education providers to provide quality learning experiences that support nursing students in developing cultural competence, an essential professional attribute. This paper reports on the implementation and evaluation of an immersive 3D cultural empathy simulation.The Satisfaction with Cultural Simulation Experience Scale used in this study was adapted and validated as the first stage of this study. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were undertaken to investigate the psychometric properties of the scale using two randomly-split sub-samples. Cronbach's Alpha was used to examine internal consistency reliability. Descriptive statistics were used for analysis of mean satisfaction scores and qualitative comments to open-ended questions were analysed and coded.A purposive sample (n=497) of second of nursing students participated in the study. The overall Cronbach's alpha for the scale was 0.95 and each subscale demonstrated high internal consistency: 0.92; 0.92; 0.72 respectively. The mean satisfaction score was 4.64 (SD 0.51) out of a maximum of 5 indicating a high level of participant satisfaction with the simulation. Three factors emerged from qualitative analysis: "Becoming culturally competent", "Learning from the debrief" and "Reflecting on practice".The cultural simulation was highly regarded by students. Psychometric testing of the Satisfaction with Cultural Simulation Experience Scale demonstrated that it is a reliable instrument. However, there is room for improvement and further testing in other contexts is therefore recommended.

DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2015.07.009
Co-authors Rachel Rossiter, Tracy Levett-Jones, Conor Gilligan, Helen Courtney-Pratt
2014 Stone TE, Francis L, van der Riet P, Dedkhard S, Junlapeeya P, Orwat E, 'Awakening to the other: Reflections on developing intercultural competence through an undergraduate study tour', Nursing and Health Sciences, 16 521-527 (2014)

© 2014 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.For the past 4 years, undergraduate students from the Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, have undertaken a two... [more]

© 2014 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.For the past 4 years, undergraduate students from the Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, have undertaken a two week cultural study tour in Thailand, being exposed to a broad range of cultural interactions, health settings in rural and remote areas, and health-treatment approaches, including traditional and complementary therapies. Student evaluations and reflections were collected after the 2010 and 2011 study tours. This paper reports on findings following thematic analysis of the data, which identified central themes, including connectivity to others, "awakenings", "embodiment", and looking to the future. Findings included a recognition by students of a growth in awareness and change in perspective, which they felt would impact on their future approach in caring for patients from culturally- and linguistically-diverse backgrounds. We conclude that the study tour provided an effective way of sensitizing students to cultural differences and promoting cross-cultural awareness.

DOI 10.1111/nhs.12139
Citations Scopus - 2
2014 Rossiter RC, Day J, McDonald VM, Hunter S, Jeong S, Van Der Riet P, et al., 'Redefining old: Optimising health and wellbeing', Hong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 40 59-72 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Jane Maguire, Vanessa Mcdonald, Isabel Higgins, Sharyn Hunter, Sarah Jeong, Jenny Day, Rachel Rossiter
2013 O'Brien AP, Bloomer MJ, Clark K, Martin T, Lock M, Pidcock T, et al., 'The Need for Rural and Regional Aboriginal Palliative Care Models', Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine, 3 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.4172/2165-7386.1000152
Co-authors Mark Lock, Tony Obrien
2013 Haydon G, van der Riet P, 'A Narrative Inquiry: How do nurses respond to patients' use of humour?', Contemp Nurse, (2013)
DOI 10.5172/conu.2013.3875
2013 Gillan PC, Parmenter G, van der Riet PJ, Jeong S, 'The experience of end of life care simulation at a rural Australian University', NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 33 1435-1439 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2012.11.015
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Sarah Jeong
2013 O'Brien AP, Bloomer MJ, McGrath P, Clarke K, Martin T, Lock M, et al., 'Considering Aboriginal palliative care models: the challenges for mainstream services', RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 13 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Mark Lock, Tony Obrien
2012 Van Der Riet PJ, 'Reflexivity :A mainstay in promoting rigor and trustworthiness in qualitative research. Philippine Journal of Nursing, 82: 28-32', Philippine Journal of Nursing, 82 28-32 (2012)
2012 Van Der Riet PJ, Dedkhard S, Srithong K, 'Complementary therapies in rehabilitation: Nurses' narratives. Part 1', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21 657-667 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2012 Van Der Riet PJ, Dedkhard S, Srithong K, 'Complementary therapies in rehabilitation: Stroke patients' narratives. Part 2', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21 668-676 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2012 Sibbritt DW, Van Der Riet PJ, Dedkhard S, Srithong K, 'Rehabilitation of stroke patients using traditional Thai massage, herbal treatments and physical therapies', Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine, 10 743-750 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
2011 Van Der Riet PJ, Francis LM, Levett-Jones TL, 'Complementary therapies in healthcare: Design, implementation and evaluation of an elective course for undergraduate students', Nurse Education in Practice, 11 146-152 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2010.10.002
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Van Der Riet PJ, 'Vipassana meditation: One woman's narrative', Collegian, 18 36-42 (2011) [C2]
DOI 10.1016/j.colegn.2010.10.002
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2011 Sneesby L, Satchell R, Good P, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Death and dying in Australia: Perceptions of a Sudanese community', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67 2696-2702 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05775.x
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2011 Good PD, Sneesby L, Higgins IJ, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Medical officers in acute care settings: Their views on medically assisted hydration at the end of life', Journal of Palliative Care, 27 303-309 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2011 Sibbritt DW, Adams J, Van Der Riet PJ, 'The prevalence and characteristics of young and mid-age women who use yoga and meditation: Results of a nationally representative survey of 19,209 Australian women', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 19 71-77 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ctim.2010.12.009
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2011 Van Der Riet PJ, 'Exemplar: Effleurage and petrissage: Holistic practice in Thailand', Contemporary Nurse, 37 227-228 (2011) [C3]
2011 Van Der Riet PJ, 'Complementary therapies in health care', Nursing & Health Sciences, 13 4-8 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00587.x
Citations Scopus - 3
2011 van der Riet P, 'An exemplar of holistic practice', Contemporary Nurse, 37 (2011)

While exploring complementary therapies on study leave in northern Thailand I visited a government run community hospital that practises holistic medicine combining traditional me... [more]

While exploring complementary therapies on study leave in northern Thailand I visited a government run community hospital that practises holistic medicine combining traditional medicine with the use of complementary therapies. © 1992-2011 eContent Management.

2010 Van Der Riet PJ, 'Editorial - Partnerships in nursing', HNE Handover for Nurses and Midwives, 3 2 (2010) [C3]
2010 Sneesby LB, Satchell R, Good P, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Death and dying in Australia: Perceptions of a Sudanese community', HNE Handover. For Nurses and Midwives, 3 4-7 (2010) [C2]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05775.x
2009 Ebert LM, Van Der Riet PJ, Fahy KM, 'What do midwives need to understand/know about smoking in pregnancy?', Women and Birth, 22 35-40 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2008.11.001
Citations Scopus - 9
Co-authors Lyn Ebert
2009 Levett-Jones TL, Kenny RP, Van Der Riet PJ, Hazelton MJ, Kable AK, Bourgeois S, Luxford Y, 'Exploring the information and communication technology competence and confidence of nursing students and their perception of its relevance to clinical practice', Nurse Education Today, 29 612-616 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.01.007
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Michael Hazelton, Ashley Kable
2009 Van Der Riet PJ, Higgins IJ, Good PD, Sneesby LB, 'A discourse analysis of difficult clinical situations in relation to nutrition and hydration during end of life care', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18 2104-2111 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02760.x
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2009 Ebert LM, Freeman L, Fahy KM, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Midwives' interactions with women who smoke in pregnancy', British Journal of Midwifery, 17 24-29 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Lyn Ebert
2008 Van Der Riet PJ, Good PD, Higgins IJ, Sneesby LB, 'Patient nutrition and hydration at the end of life', Australian Nursing Journal, 15 40 (2008) [C3]
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2008 Van Der Riet PJ, Good PD, Higgins IJ, Sneesby L, 'Palliative care professionals' perceptions of nutrition and hydration at the end of life', International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14 145-151 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 29
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2008 Maclellan LI, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Conference review: Report on 1st NUS-UH Conference: Advanced Practice Nursing in Multi-Cultural Environments 28 May 2008 Singapore', HNE Handover for Nurses and Midwives, 1 39-40 (2008) [C3]
2007 Higgins IJ, Van Der Riet PJ, Slater LE, Peek C, 'The negative attitude of nurses towards older patients in the acute hospital setting: A qualitative descriptive study', Contemporary Nurse, 26 225-237 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.5172/conu.2007.26.2.225
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 29
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2007 Van Der Riet PJ, Brooks D, Ashby M, 'Nutrition and hydration at the end of life: Pilot study of a palliative care experience', Journal of Law and Medicine, 14 182-198 (2007) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 15
2007 Van Der Riet PJ, Brooks D, Ashby M, 'Family perceptions of nutrition differ from terminally ill', Australian Nursing Journal, 14 19 (2007) [C3]
2006 Van Der Riet PJ, 'A palliative care story: negotiating the abject', Contemporary Nurse : A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession, 22 81-83 (2006) [C2]
2002 Van Der Riet P, Waskul D, 'Abject embodiment', Symbolic Interaction Journal, 25 486-513 (2002) [C1]
1999 Van Der Riet P, Mackey S, 'Therapeutic Massage: An Educational Program for Rural & Remote Workers in the Palliative Care Field', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 7 186-190 (1999) [C1]
1999 Van Der Riet PJ, 'Massaged embodiment of cancer patients', The Australian Journal of Holistic Health, 6 4-13 (1999)
1998 Van Der Riet P, 'The Sexual Embodiment of the Cancer Patient', Nursing Inquiry, 5 248-257 (1998) [C1]
1995 Van Der Riet P, 'Massage and Sexuality in Nursing', Nursing Inquiry, 149-156 (1995) [C1]
1994 van der Riet, 'Night Shift in ICU.', Contemporary Nurse, 3 95-96 (1994)
1993 Van Der Riet PJ, '(1993). Effects of Therapeutic Massage on Pre- operative Anxiety in a Rural Hospital. Part One.', The Australian Journal of Rural Health, 1 11-16 (1993)
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Conference (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Levett-Jones TL, van der riet P, 'Measuring the impact of a 3D simulation experience on nursing students¿ cultural empathy' (2015)
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2015 Haydon GC, Van der Riet P, Maguire J, 'The suitability for narrative inquiry in health research' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Jane Maguire, Gunilla Haydon
2015 Haydon GC, Van der Riet P, Maguire J, 'Qualitative and quantitative research in quality of life after surviving a cardiac arrest' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Gunilla Haydon, Jane Maguire
2014 Gillan P, Van der Riet P, Jeong S, 'Undergraduate Nursing Students¿ Experiences with End of Life Care Simulation', https://custom.cvent.com/A96F1FCE15164661A466B58D03796161/files/c18eb203f5924b89896f9665085fb59d.pdf (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Sarah Jeong
2013 Crowfoot GM, Van Der Riet P, Maguire J, 'From symptom onset to doorway: Capturing the stories of patients with Transient Ischaemic Attack', International Journal of Stroke (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Jane Maguire
2012 Van Der Riet PJ, 'Valuing community engagement: A School of Nursing and Midwifery's committed approach', Engagement Australia Conference. Proceedings & Handbook (2012) [E3]
2012 Saravanakumar P, Higgins IJ, Sibbritt DW, Van Der Riet PJ, Marquez JL, 'Yoga and tai chi for fall prevention in residential care: A feasibility study', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2012 Hickey N, Jeong Y-S, Van Der Riet PJ, Norton CA, 'The experiences of Australian students with international students from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds in a Bachelor of Nursing Program', 14th National Nurse Education Conference 2012. Speaker Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Carol Norton, Sarah Jeong
2012 Dowse EM, Keatinge DR, Van Der Riet PJ, 'The factors influencing, and the nature of their impact, on the child and family health nurse's ability to work in partnership with parents', 23rd International Nursing Research Congress (2012) [E3]
2012 Haydon GC, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Humour in nursing', 2nd Australian Capital Region Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference. Conference Proceedings (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Gunilla Haydon
2012 Van Der Riet PJ, 'Reflexivity: A mainstay in promoting rigor and trustworthiness in qualitative research', 2nd International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing and Health (2012) [E3]
2011 Dedkhard S, Van Der Riet PJ, Srithong K, Sibbritt DW, 'The use of traditional Thai massage, herbal treatments and physical therapies to improve activities of daily living, mood and sleep patterns, and pain intensity of stroke patients over time', 6th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research: Evidence-based Decision Making for Traditional and Integrative Medicine Abstracts (JTCM Supplement) (2011) [E3]
2010 Van Der Riet PJ, Francis LM, Levett-Jones TL, 'Complementary therapies: Design, implementation and evaluation of an elective course for undergraduate nursing students', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Slater LE, Higgins IJ, Van Der Riet PJ, 'It's not easy but so useful! Using discourse analysis to explore attutudes to older persons in acute care', 3rd International Nurse Education Conference. Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2010 Schultz A, Ngamvithayapong-Yana J, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Using research to change practice: A comprehensive view of health research utilization', First International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing and Health, Thailand, 2010 (2010) [E3]
2010 Pitt VL, Van Der Riet PJ, Levett-Jones TL, 'Integrating palliative care into undergraduate nursing curriculum. The University of Newcastle's experience', Third National Palliative Care Education Conference (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2009 Slater LE, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Age discrimination defies patient centred care in provision of acute care of the older person. extending knowledge through discourse analysis', The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging (2009) [E3]
2008 Maclellan LI, Gooley R, Greenwood M, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Nurse practitioner practice: A question of equity!', 1st NUS-UH Conference: Advanced Practice Nursing in Multicultural Environments: Programme (2008) [E3]
2008 Levett-Jones TL, Bourgeois S, Van Der Riet PJ, 'Exploring the information and communication technology skills of nursing students and graduates', NETNEP 2008: 2nd International Nurse Education Conference: Abstract Book (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2007 Van Der Riet PJ, Higgins IJ, Sneesby M, Good PD, 'Does the provision and non-provision of medical nutrition and hydration at the end stage of life cause patient suffering?', The 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice. Abstracts (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
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Creative Work (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Van Der Riet PJ, Terminal dehydration: The experience and perceptions of end-of-life palliative care nutrition and hydration (2009) [J1]

Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Day JL, Higgins I, Taylor A, Hunter S, Summons P, van der riet P, et al., 'Choosing to stay at Home: The experiences of older people with consumer directed home care packages after July 2015.', Consumer Directed Care Research Team, 104 (2016)
Co-authors Jenny Day, Sharyn Hunter, Peter Summons, Isabel Higgins, Jane Maguire, Ann Taylor
2015 Day JL, Taylor A, Summons P, Van der riet, Hunter S, Maguire, et al., 'Preliminary Report Phase 1: Older peoples experiences with consumer directed care [Confidential Report]. University Of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.', Consumer Directed Care Research Team, 14 (2015) [R2]
Co-authors Sarah Jeong, Sharyn Hunter, Helen Bellchambers, Peter Summons, Jenny Day, Jane Maguire, Ann Taylor, Isabel Higgins
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 12
Total funding $51,498

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


20152 grants / $11,298

Development of a strategic plan to enhance students' experience of clinical placement at Port Macquarie Base Hospital$10,298

Funding body: Hunter and Coast Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network

Funding body Hunter and Coast Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network
Project Team

Lynette Bowen; Gunilla Haydon; Pamela Van der Riet

Scheme H&C ICTN Research & Quality Improvement Small Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference 2015. Nurses and Midwives: Leading Change, celebrating success Perth WA 26-27 November 2015$1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500840
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20141 grants / $2,000

Philosophy in the Nurse's World: Troubling Practice, Banff Canada, 25-27 May 2014$2,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400210
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $2,000

Philosophy in the Nurse's World: Politics of Nursing Practice II Conference, Banff Canada, 13 - 15 May 2012$2,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200412
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $2,000

Thinking qualitatively Workshop Series Canada, University of Alberta, 20 - 24 June 2011$2,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100766
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $2,000

International Conference Qualitative Research in Nursing Health, Wiang Inn Hotel Chiang Rai Thailand, 1 - 3 December 2010$2,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000761
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,700

2nd Interntional Nurse Education Conference Research and Innovation in International Nurse Education, Dublin Ireland, 9/6/2008 - 11/6/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188439
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $3,000

18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidenced-Base Practice, Vienna, Austria, 11/7/2007 - 14/7/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187673
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Nurses' and Doctors' perceptions and attitudes of patient nutrition and hydration at the end of life in an acute care setting$1,300

Funding body: Coalfields

Funding body Coalfields
Project Team

Milly Sneesby

Scheme Mater grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N

20053 grants / $27,500

2004 Hydration and Nutrition at the end stage of life (Victorian Registration Board). $20,000. Awarded jointly with Denise Brookes (Unit Manager Palliative Care Unit Monash Medical Centre).$20,000

Funding body: Nurses Board of Victoria

Funding body Nurses Board of Victoria
Project Team

Denise Brookes

Scheme Program Grant (Shared)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

2005 Nurses' and Doctors' perceptions and attitudes of patient nutrition and hydration at the end of life in a palliative care setting. The University of Newcastle.$5,000

Funding body: NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

Funding body NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
Project Team

Dr Pamela van der Riet

Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

Nurses' and doctors' perceptions and attitudes of patient nutrition and hydration at the end of life in a palliative care setting$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185670
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.8

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD What is the experience of the adolescent diagnosed with cancer from rural or regional areas of New South Wales, Australia
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD What is the Survivors' Experience of a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation?
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD The Experience of Undergraduate Nursing Students with End of Life Care Simulation
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Unlocking the Puzzle: A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of People with Transient Ischaemic Attack or Minor Stroke
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD The Factors Influencing, and the Nature of Their Impact, on the Ability of Child and Family Health Nurses to Work in the Family Partnership Model with Parents: A Focused Ethnography
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Like a Breath of Fresh Air: Yoga and Tai Chi for Frail Older People in Residential Care: A Mixed Methods Study
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 Masters Attitudes of Health Care Staff Towards Older Persons in Acute Care
M Nursing [R], Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet

Position

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

Focus area

Nursing

Contact Details

Email pamela.vanderriet@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 16261
Mobile 0457845166
Fax 16301

Office

Room RW1-24
Building Richardson Wing
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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