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Desley  Hegney

Prof Desley Hegney

position: Professorial Research Fellow

Australia

Professor Desley Hegney is a Professor of Nursing at the Research Division, Central Queensland University, Brisbane Campus 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, compassion fatigue and resilience. 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 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


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 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


Project Report 27 April 2004

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