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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

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Research Output

Evaluation of a nurse-led education program to improve cross-cultural care for older people in aged care

Xiao, L. D., Ullah, S., Morey, W., Jeffers, L., De Bellis, A., Willis, E., Harrington, A. & Gillham, D., Apr 2020, In : Nurse Education Today. 87, 10 p., 104356.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Nurses' experience of providing home‐based palliative care in the country setting: An integrated literature review

    Rabbetts, L., Harrington, A. & Breaden, K., 1 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Nursing Practice. 26, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., e12773.

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    Repairing the effects of childhood trauma: The long and winding road

    Palmer, C. J., Williams, Y. & Harrington, A., 22 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 27, 3, p. 205-210 6 p.

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    Understanding the Diverse Forms of Spiritual Expression of Older People in Residential Aged Care in Australia

    Harrington, A., Williamson, V. & Goodwin-Smith, I., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Religion and Health. 58, 5, p. 1561-1572 12 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)