Nursing and midwifery research at Subiaco

Our nursing and midwifery research program utilises an evidence-based approach to improving clinical care, service delivery and health outcomes. We encourage nurses and midwives to investigate and trial new processes which could benefit patient care, with projects spanning maternity, oncology, preoperative care and general nursing care.
As the professions with the most frequent patient contact, nurses and midwives are uniquely placed to identify areas for research to improve patient care and experience.
  • Improving outcomes for patients, their families and caregivers, by supporting nursing and midwifery research projects across St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
  • Supporting an active culture of nursing and midwifery research within the hospital.
  • Enabling clinical nurses and midwives to initiate and conduct research projects across specialties such as maternity, oncology and preoperative care. 
  • Sharing our research findings, which we do by presenting at external conferences, by hosting our own annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Symposium, and through journal publications. 

Nurse Researcher
Alannah Cooper

Cooper, A.L., Brown, J.A., Rees, C. S. & Leslie, G. D. (2020). Nurse resilience: A concept analysis. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. doi:10.1111/inm.12721 

Brown, J.A., Cooper, A. L. & Albrecht, M. (2020). Development and content validation of the Burden of Documentation for Nurses and Midwives (BurSoNsaM) Survey. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi:10.1111/jan.14320 

Cooper, A.L., Brown, J.A., Kelly, S., Eccles, S.P., Parsons, R. and Osseiran-Moisson, R. (2020). Neonatal Admission and its Relationship to Maternal Pain: Pain Scores and Analgesia. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 34 (1), 66-71.

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