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., Salathiel, J. & Gollner, S. An intervention to improve patient understanding and use of preoperative chlorhexidine washes (2019) Infection, Disease and Health.

Brown, J., Refeld, G., & Cooper, A. Timing and mode of breast care nurse consultation from the patient’s perspective (2018) Oncology Nursing Forum, 45(3), 389.
Cooper, A. L., & Brown, J. A. Journal clubs: Engaging clinical nurses and midwives in Research (2018). Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 49(3), 141-144

Wong, K., Cooper, A. L., Brown, J. A., Boyd, L., & Levinson, M. The prevalence of peripheral intravenous cannulae and pattern of use: A point prevalence in a private hospital setting (2018) Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(1-2), e363-e367

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