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Desley Hegney

Australia

Professor Desley Hegney is a Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Queensland. She is the Director of the Research and Practice Development Centre, jointly badged research centre of UQ and Blue Care. She was the inaugural President of the Association for Australian Rural Nurses and was the inaugural Editor of the Australian Journal of Rural Health (1992 - 2002). Her research has concentrated on nursing workforce issues in primary health care including the first published research on the role and function of the rural nurse in Australia. She is extensively published in rural nursing workforce issues. She has also undertaken research into the role of the registered and enrolled nurse employed in general practice.

Other research into health service delivery models in rural Australia have included the effectiveness of a community health nurse in the ED to prevent re-presentations of elderly patients; infant feeding support services in rural Queensland; the effectiveness of an outreach palliative care service in rural Queensland; and the use of a triage tool to standardise triage assessment by nurses in the ED.


Articles contributed to by this person

Original Research
17 September 2009
Accommodation needs for carers of and adults with intellectual disability in regional Australia: their hopes for and perceptions of the future

Original Research
22 October 2007
Individual resilience in rural people: a Queensland study, Australia

Original Research
20 July 2007
Gender and personal breastfeeding experience of rural GP registrars in Australia - a qualitative study of their effect on breastfeeding attitudes and knowledge

Original Research
22 February 2006
SEAM - improving the quality of palliative care in regional Toowoomba, Australia: lessons learned

Original Research
24 June 2004
General practitioners' perceptions of after hours primary medical care services: a Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia study

Project Report
27 April 2004
Planning research in rural and remote areas

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