Associate Professor Ann Harrington

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1995 …2023

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Research Biography

Ann is Associate Professor, Health Care for the Older Person in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences and has had thirty eight years of extensive clinical and teaching experience in health and higher education institutions in New South Wales and South Australia. She currently teaches students in both the undergraduate and post graduate programs in the areas of qualitative research designs (including ethnography, phenomenology, philosophical hermeneutics, case study) palliative care and spirituality.

Her research interests are in the areas of patients, relatives and health care providers views of end-of-life care; culture and spiritual life of older people, the resident as a consumer of care; the role of the community palliative care nurse; registered nurses' perceptions of spiritual care. Her publications include book chapters and international journals on various topics including palliative care, spirituality and qualitative research.

Research Interests

The culture and spiritual life of residents in aged care
End of Life Care in Acute care settings in Singapore
The resident as consumer of care

Palliative Care in Residential Aged care

Palliative Care for those with mental illness

Registered nurses' perceptions of spiritual care

Perceptions and attitudes of medical professionals of spiritual care in cancer treatment

Spiritual care in the defence force

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • E-learning-student and academic issues (1)
  • Older people's experience of vitreo-retinal day surgery: A Gadamerian guided study (1)
  • Spirituality and spiritual care in the deployed Australian military nursing context (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Spiritual care and palliative care in the rural setting (UniSA) (1)
  • Spirituality in cancer care from the perspective of oncology professionals (1)

Research Areas

  • Healthy ageing and aged care
  • Nursing

Supervisory Interests

  • Palliative care
  • Palliative care and end-of-life nursing
  • Spirituality
  • Spiritual care
  • Spirituality in end of life care
  • Aged care workforce
  • Aged care


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