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Dr Pauline Wong has been a Registered Nurse for 30 years with a clinical background in trauma and intensive care nursing at Alfred Health in Melbourne, where she also held managerial and educational roles.

Pauline is currently a Senior Lecturer at Monash University in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is an accomplished academic, experienced in lecturing in acute and critical care nursing using a diverse range of teaching pedagogy including enquiry-based and blended, online and flipped learning approaches, clinical skills and immersive simulation. Pauline has provided academic leadership in a range of course coordination and unit chair roles. She has also led several curriculum reviews and implemented a number of e-learning initiatives.

Pauline completed her PhD in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University in 2016. Her research developed a grounded theory of family resilience when a relative is admitted unexpectedly to an Australian intensive care unit. The recommendations can be used by healthcare professionals to inform clinical practice that is inclusive of families and their critically ill patients.

Pauline's research program is focused on understanding approaches to partnering with families and to explore the outcomes and experiences of healthcare consumers with regard to patient- and family-centred care practices in ICU. Her program aligns with consumer involvement in health and social care decision-making as well as the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard: Partnering with Consumers. Pauline's research incorporates qualitative and mixed methods, to inform relevant evidence-based practice and to develop an understanding of stakeholders’ views on partnering with families.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Clinical Nursing Education), La Trobe University

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), La Trobe University

Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing), Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences

External positions

Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS)

Member, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses

Assistant Editor, Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Journal

Member, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

Research area keywords

  • Nursing
  • Intensive Care
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Qualitative methods
  • Grounded Theory
  • Patient- and Family-Centred Care
  • Families
  • Consumer participation
  • Clinical Nursing Education

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Research Output 2010 2019

Families’ perspectives of participation in patient care in an adult intensive care unit: A qualitative study

Wong, P., Redley, B., Digby, R., Correya, A. & Bucknall, T., 29 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian Critical Care. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Searching for meaning: A grounded theory of family resilience in adult ICU

Wong, P., Liamputtong, P., Koch, S. & Rawson, H., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 28, 5-6, p. 781-791 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

The Impact of Social Support Networks on Family Resilience in an Australian Intensive Care Unit: A Constructivist Grounded Theory

Wong, P., Liamputtong, P., Koch, S. & Rawson, H., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 51, 1, p. 68-80 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

World Federation of Critical Care Nurses Position Statement: Provision of Critical Care Nursing Workforce

Bloomer, M. J., Aitken, L. M., Barkestad, E., Credland, N., Friganovic, A., Fulbrook, P., Goldsworthy, S., Gonzales De La Cruz, R., Livesay, S., Mitchell, M., Williams, G., Wong, P. & Yeager, S., 22 Mar 2019, Queensland, Australia: World Federation of Critical Care Nurses. 5 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportOther

6 Citations (Scopus)

Barriers to families' regaining control in ICU: Disconnectedness

Wong, P., Liamputtong, P., Koch, S. & Rawson, H., 1 Mar 2018, In : Nursing in Critical Care. 23, 2, p. 95-101 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


The Alfred Senior Medical Staff Nursing Research Award for Best Poster

Pauline Wong (Recipient), 19 Jun 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Peer review responsibility

Collegian (Royal College of Nursing, Australia) (Journal)

Pauline Wong (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Intensive & Critical Care Nursing (Journal)

Pauline Wong (Associate editor)
1 Jul 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility