20022020

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Personal profile

Biography

Debra is a registered nurse, midwife and lawyer with many years of clinical experience in Australia and Britain. She practiced law in Melbourne before joining Monash University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery. Debra has combined her legal and health expertise to provide education in relation to the law and clinical practice. She has taught in a range of areas including nursing, midwifery, medicine, paramedic studies, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Debra was an inaugural director of the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria. A competitive grant she received has resulted in the development of a medium fidelity interprofessional simulation laboratory at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Peninsula campus.

Monash teaching commitment

Medicolegal issues in clinical practices

Research interests

  • Occupational violence in healthcare
  • End of life decision-making
  • Documentation of elderly citizens transferred to hospital
  • Interprofessional care in the emergency department
  • National competency standards for enrolled nurses
  • Interprofessional simulation laboratories

Research methodologies

  • Qualitative methods including grounded theory
  • Mixed methods

External positions

Director, Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria

Human Ethics and Research Committee Member, Peninsula Health

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Projects

Research Output

Practice priorities for acute care nursing: A Delphi study

Connell, C. J., Plummer, V., Crawford, K., Endacott, R., Foley, P., Griffiths, D. L., Innes, K., Schwerdtle, P. N., Walker, L. E. & Morphet, J., 12 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Workplace violence: Examination of the tensions between duty of care, worker safety, and zero tolerance

Beattie, J., Innes, K., Griffiths, D. & Morphet, J., Jul 2020, In : Health Care Management Review. 45, 3, p. E13-E22 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Scope of practice and workforce issues confronting Australian Enrolled Nurses: A qualitative analysis

McKenna, L., Wood, P., Williams, A., O'Connor, M., Moss, C., Griffiths, D., Della, P., Endacott, R. & Cross, W., Feb 2019, In : Collegian. 26, 1, p. 80-85 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

The trouble with reporting and utilization of workplace violence data in health care

Morphet, J., Griffiths, D. & Innes, K., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Nursing Management. 27, 3, p. 592-598 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Activities

  • 1 Thesis Examination
  • 1 Non-HDR Supervisions