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1 in 5 kids start school with health or emotional difficulties that challenge their learni..
Potential of 'stacking' early childhood interventions to reduce inequities in learning out..
Positive Mental Health and Academic Achievement in Elementary School: New Evidence From a ..
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Learning outcomes of children with teacher-identified emerging health and developmental needs
Meredith O'Connor, Shiau Chong, Jon Quach, Sharon Goldfeld
Journal article | 2020 | Child: Care, Health and Development
OBJECTIVES: Children's additional health and developmental needs are often first identified by teachers when they begin school. Th..
Potential of 'stacking' early childhood interventions to reduce inequities in learning outcomes
Carly Molloy, Meredith O'Connor, Shuaijun Guo, Colleen Lin, Christopher Harrop, Nicholas Perini, Sharon Goldfeld
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
BACKGROUND: Early childhood interventions are critical for reducing child health and development inequities. While most research f..
Reducing inequities in early childhood mental health: How might the neighborhood built environment help close the gap? a systematic search and critical review
A Alderton, K Villanueva, M O’connor, C Boulangé, H Badland
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Background: Optimal mental health in early childhood is key to later mental health, physical health, education, and social outcome..
Driving Precision Policy Responses to Child Health and Developmental Inequities.
Sharon Goldfeld, Sarah Gray, Francisco Azpitarte, Dan Cloney, Fiona Mensah, Gerry Redmond, Katrina Williams, Sue Woolfenden, Meredith O'Connor
Journal article | 2019 | Health Equity
The growing evidence base on the extent of and opportunities to reduce inequities in children's health and development still lacks..
The impact of multidimensional disadvantage over childhood on developmental outcomes in Australia
Sharon Goldfeld, Meredith O'Connor, Shiau Chong, Sarah Gray, Elodie O'Connor, Sue Woolfenden, Gerry Redmond, Katrina Williams, Fiona Mensah, Amanda Kvalsvig, Hannah Badland
Journal article | 2018 | International Journal of Epidemiology
More than a snapshot in time: pathways of disadvantage over childhood
Sharon Goldfeld, Meredith O'Connor, Elodie O'Connor, Shiau Chong, Hannah Badland, Sue Woolfenden, Gerry Redmond, Katrina Williams, Francisco Azpitarte, Dan Cloney, Fiona Mensah
Journal article | 2018 | International Journal of Epidemiology
Understanding child disadvantage from a social determinants perspective
Sharon Goldfeld, Meredith O'Connor, Dan Cloney, Sarah Gray, Gerry Redmond, Hannah Badland, Katrina Williams, Fiona Mensah, Sue Woolfenden, Amanda Kvalsvig, Anita T Kochanoff
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Breaking the news of a diagnosis of motor neurone disease: A national survey of neurologists' perspectives
Samar M Aoun, Lauren J Breen, Robert Edis, Robert D Henderson, David Oliver, Rodney Harris, Denise Howting, Margaret O'Connor, Carol Birks
Journal article | 2016 | Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Developing Organizational Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Suicide in Clients and Carers Receiving Palliative Care in Australia.
Margaret O'Connor, Jane Groom, Michelle Watson, Pamela Harris
Journal article | 2016 | American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®
This article describes the process of developing a suicide guideline in palliative care. Little literature was available, but util..
'Something normal in a very, very abnormal environment'--Nursing work to honour the life of dying infants and children in neonatal and paediatric intensive care in Australia.
Melissa J Bloomer, Ruth Endacott, Beverley Copnell, Margaret O'Connor
Journal article | 2016 | Intensive and Critical Care Nursing
The majority of deaths of children and infants occur in paediatric and neonatal intensive care settings. For nurses, managing an i..
The English proficiency and academic language skills of Australian bilingual children during the primary school years
Kamelia Dennaoui, Ruth Jane Nicholls, Meredith O'Connor, Joanne Tarasuik, Amanda Kvalsvig, Sharon Goldfeld
Journal article | 2016 | International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
The use of corticosteroids in reducing cancer-related fatigue: assessing the evidence for clinical practice.
Sarah Begley, Kevin Rose, Margaret O'Connor
Journal article | 2016 | International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Fatigue is a significant issue for people with advanced cancer, impacting on quality of life. Strategies to address fatigue encomp..
Can the Neighborhood Built Environment Make a Difference in Children's Development? Building the Research Agenda to Create Evidence for Place-Based Children's Policy
Karen Villanueva, Hannah Badand, Amanda Kvalsvig, Meredith O'Connor, Hayley Christian, Geoffrey Woocock, Billie Giles-Corti, Sharon Goldfeld
Journal article | 2016 | Academic Pediatrics
Staying just one step ahead: providing care for patients with motor neurone disease.
R McConigley, LJ Kristjanson, SM Aoun, L Oldham, DC Currow, M O'Connor, K Holloway
Journal article | 2014 | BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
INTRODUCTION: There is limited information about the experiences and educational needs of health professionals who may be required..
Reaching out to Ray: delivering palliative care services to a homeless person in Melbourne, Australia.
Judy MacWilliams, Michael Bramwell, Sally Brown, Margaret O'Connor
Journal article | 2014 | International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Most terminally ill people express a preference for dying at home. Within established models of palliative care, achieving death a..
Caring for families of the terminally ill in Malaysia from palliative care nurses' perspectives.
Pathma Namasivayam, Susan Lee, Margaret O'Connor, Tony Barnett
Journal article | 2014 | Journal of Clinical Nursing
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe the process that nurses experienced in engaging with families in Malaysian palliative care settin..
Nursing care of the family before and after a death in the ICU--an exploratory pilot study.
Melissa J Bloomer, Julia Morphet, Margaret O'Connor, Susan Lee, Debra Griffiths
Journal article | 2013 | Australian Critical Care
This qualitative descriptive study was undertaken in two metropolitan ICUs utilising focus groups to describe the ways in which IC..
Responding to the death of a resident in aged care facilities: perspectives of staff and residents.
Heather M Tan, Margaret M O'Connor, Teresa Howard, Barbara Workman, Daniel W O'Connor
Journal article | 2013 | Geriatric Nursing
A qualitative study using individual semistructured interviews was undertaken to explore the perceptions and experiences of 23 age..
Longitudinal antecedents of school bonding in adolescence
G Terrett, M O'Connor, MT Hawkins, A Sanson, D Smart
Journal article | 2012 | Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist
School bonding has been identified as a protective factor for a broad range of adolescent outcomes, and it is thus important to id..
Retaining older staff members in care homes and hospices in England and Australia: the impact of environment.
Janet Rigby, Margaret O'Connor
Journal article | 2012 | International Journal of Palliative Nursing
AIM: To explore the views of older Australian and English care home and inpatient hospice staff on the physical environment of the..
Getting the message across: does the use of drama aid education in palliative care?
Margaret O'Connor, Jo-Anne Abbott, Katrina Recoche
Journal article | 2012 | Advances in Health Sciences Education
Drama is a promising means of delivering educational messages in palliative care. Research studies have found drama to be an effec..
Qualitative observation in a clinical setting: challenges at end of life.
Melissa J Bloomer, Wendy Cross, Ruth Endacott, Margaret O'Connor, Cheryle Moss
Journal article | 2012 | Nursing & Health Sciences
This paper explores the methodological challenges associated with undertaking qualitative observation in the clinical setting at e..
Nurse-family interaction in Malaysian palliative care settings: a focused literature review.
Pathma Namasivayam, Margaret O Connor, Tony Barnett, Susan Lee, Louise Peters
Journal article | 2011 | International Journal of Palliative Nursing
BACKGROUND: Palliative care in Malaysia developed in the 1990s to improve the quality of life of people with advanced cancer. Like..
A multicultural perspective on conducting palliative care research in an Indian population in Australia.
Sujatha Shanmugasundaram, Margaret O'Connor, Ken Sellick
Journal article | 2009 | International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Australia's population is culturally and linguistically diverse, with approximately one quarter of the population born overseas (A..
A means to an end: a web-based client management system in palliative care.
Margaret O'Connor, Trudy Erwin, Linda Dawson
Journal article | 2009 | Health Informatics Journal
Home-based palliative care (hospice) services require comprehensive and fully integrated information systems to develop and manage..
Development of palliative care in India: an overview.
Sujatha Shanmugasundaram, Ysanne Chapman, Margaret O'Connor
Journal article | 2006 | International Journal of Nursing Practice
India is a land of ancient civilizations with cities and villages, cultivated fields and works of art dating back 4,000 years. Cur..
Research an exciting journey and a career statement: a means to an end, putting rurality on the nursing research agenda.
Sonia Allen, Karen Francis, Margaret O'Connor
Journal article | 2004 | Australian Journal of Rural Health
Two issues were of importance to nurses in rural areas considering postgraduate studies. The first was the need for part-time stud..
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