Books & Articles from Australia

50 Australian publications related to Family Nursing in Australia

Bibliography developed by IFNA member, Dr. Lindsay Smith (March 2017)

  1. Bar-Zees, S., Barclay, L., Kruske, S., & Kildea, S. (2014). Factors affecting the quality of antenatal care provided to remote dwelling Aboriginal women in northern Australia. Midwifery, 30(3), 289-296. doi:
  1. Bramble, M., Moyle, W., & McAllister, M. (2009). Seeking connection: Family care experiences following long‐term dementia care placement. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(22), 3118–3125. doi:
  1. Bucknall, T., Hutchinson. A., Botti, M., McTier, L., Rawson, H., Hewitt, N.,…Chaboyer, W. (2016). Engaging patients and families in communication across transitions of care: An integrative review protocol. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(7), 1689–1700. doi: 1111/jan.12953
  1. Cabote, C., Bramble, M., & McCann, D. (2015). Family caregivers’ experiences of caring for a relative with younger onset dementia: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Family Nursing, 21(3), 443-468. doi:
  1. Coombs, M., Mitchell, M., James, S., & Wetzig, K. (2016). Intensive care bereavement practices across New Zealand and Australian intensive care units: A qualitative content analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 1111/jocn.13624
  1. Cowan, D., Smith,L., & Chow, J. (2016). Care of a patient’s vascular access for haemodialysis: A narrative literature review. Journal of Renal Care, 42(2), 93–100. doi: 10.1111/jorc.12139
  1. Cowan D., Smith, L,. & Chow, J. (2016). Maintaining a viable vascular access for hemodialysis in an elderly person with diabetes: A journey to live, not just to stay alive. Clinical Case Reports, 4(2), 203-208.  doi:  10.1002/ccr3.459
  1. Coyne, E. (2013). The strengths and resources used by families of young women with breast cancer. Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 14(2), 10-16. 
  1. Coyne, E., & Borbasi, S. (2009). Living the experience of breast cancer treatment: The younger women’s perspective Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 26(4), 6-13. 
  1. Coyne, E., & Borbasi, S. (2006). Holding it all together: Breast cancer and its impact on life for younger women. Contemporary Nurse, 23(2), 156-169. doi:
  1. Coyne, E., & Dieperink, K. B. (2017). A qualitative exploration of oncology nurses’ family assessment practices in Denmark and Australia. Supportive Care in Cancer25(2), 559-566. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3438-1
  1. Coyne, E., Grafton, E., & Reid, A. (2016). Strategies to successfully recruit and engage clinical nurses as participants in qualitative clinical research. Contemporary Nurse, 52(6), 669-676. doi: 10.1080/10376178.2016.1181979
  1. Coyne, E., Grafton, E., Reid, A., & Marshall, A .(2016). Understanding family assessment in the Australian context; What are adult oncology nursing practices? Collegian. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2016.01.001
  1. Coyne, E., Rands, H., Gurung, S., & Kellett, U. (2016). I-Kiribati nursing graduates experience of transition from university to residential aged care facilities in Australia. Nurse Education Today36, 463-467. doi:
  1. Coyne, E., Wollin, J., & Creedy, D. (2012). Exploration of the family’s role and strengths after a young woman is diagnosed with breast cancer: Views of the women and their families. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 16(2), 124-130. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2011.04.013
  1. Curtis K., Foster, K., Mitchell, R., & Van, C. (2016). How is care provided for patients with paediatric trauma and their families in Australia? A mixed‐method study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health52(8), 832-836. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13189
  1. Darbyshire, P., & Jackson, D. (2005). Using a strengths approach to understand resilience and build health capacity in families. Contemporary Nurse, 18(1-2), 211-212. doi:
  1. Dieperink, K., Coyne, E., Creedy, D., & Ostergaard. B. (in press). Family functioning and perceived support from nurses during cancer treatment among Danish and Australian patients and their families. Journal of Clinical Nursing.
  1. Flowers, K., St John, W., & Bell, J. M. (2008). The role of the clinical laboratory in teaching and learning family nursing skills. Journal of Family Nursing, 14(2), 242-267. doi:
  1. Ford, K., & Turner, D. (2001). Stories seldom told: Paediatric nurses’ experiences of caring for hospitalized children with special needs and their families. Journal of Advanced Nursing33(3), 288-295. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2001.01678.x
  1. Foster, K., O’Brien, L., & Korhonen, T. (2012). Developing resilient children and families when parents have mental illness: A family‐focused approach. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21(1), 3-11. doi:10.1111/j.1447-0349.2011.00754.x
  1. Fraser, J. A., Hutchinson, M., & Appleton, J. (2016). Nurses’ experiences of home visiting new parents in rural and regional communities in Australia: A descriptive qualitative study. Journal of Children’s Services, 11(3), 204-216. doi:
  1. Grafton, E., & Coyne, E. (2012). Practical self-care and stress management strategies for oncology nurses. Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing 13(2), 17-20.
  1. Grant, J., & Guerin, P. B. (2014). Applying ecological modeling to parenting for Australian refugee families. Journal of Transcultural Nursing 25(4): 325-333. doi:
  1. Hack, Y., Kelly, R., & Fenwick, J. (2007). Research priorities for parenting and child health: A Delphi study. Journal of Advanced Nursing59(2), 129-139. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04278.x
  1. Heaney, D., Buikstra, E., Baker, P., Rogers-Clark, C., Pearce, S., Ross, H.,…Watson-Luke, A. (2007). Individual resilience in rural people: A Queensland study, Australia. Rural and Remote Health7(4), 620. doi:
  1. Jones, J., Winch, S., Strube, P., Mitchell, M., & Henderson, A. (2016). Delivering compassionate care in intensive care units: Nurses’ perceptions of enablers and barriers. Journal of Advanced Nursing72(12), 3137-3146. doi:
  1. Kynoch, K., Paxton, J., & Chang, A. (2011). ICU nurses’ experiences and perspectives of caring for obstetric patients in intensive care: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing20(11‐12), 1768-1775. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03517.x
  1. Li, J., McMurray, A., & Stanley, F. (2008). Modernity’s paradox and the structural determinants of child health and well-being. Health Sociology Review, 17, 64-77.  doi:
  1. Mackie, B., Mitchell, M., & Marshall, A. (2017). The impact of interventions that promote family involvement in care on adult acute-care wards: An integrative review: Collegian. Advance online publication. doi:
  1. McAllister, M. (2003). Doing practice differently: Solution‐focused nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing41(6), 528-535. doi 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02564.x
  1. McKinley, S., Nagy, S., Stein-Parbury, J., Bramwell, M., & Hudson, J. (2002). Vulnerability and security in seriously ill patients in intensive care. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing18(1), 27-36. doi 10.1054/iccn.2002.1611
  1. McMurray, A. (2011). The enabling community for child and family health [Editorial]. Contemporary Nurse, 40(1), 2-4, doi:
  1. Mitchell, M., & Aitken, L. (2016). Flexible visiting positively impacted on patients, families and staff in an Australian Intensive Care Unit: A before-after mixed method study. Australian Critical Care. 30(2), 91-97. doi:
  1. Mitchell, M., Burmeister, E., Shields, L., & Chaboyer, W. (2012). Psychometrics of the “Family-Centred Care Survey – Adult Scale”. The International Journal of Person Centred Medicine, 2(4), 792-798.
  1. Mitchell, M., Chaboyer, W., Burmeister, L., & Foster, M. (2009). The positive effects of a nursing intervention on Family-Centred-Care in adult critical care. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(6), 543-552. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2009226
  1. Mitchell, M., Coombs, M., & Wetzig, K, (in press). The provision of intensive care bereavement follow-up services in Australia and New Zealand: Results of a cross sectional descriptive survey, Australian Critical Care. doi:
  1. Mitchell, M., Coyer, F., Kean, S., Stone, R., Murfield, J., & Dwan, T. (2016). Patient, family-centred care interventions within the adult ICU setting: An integrative review, Australian Critical Care, 29, 179-193. doi:
  1. Mitchell, M., Kean, S., Rattray, J., Hull, A., Davis, C., Murfield, J., & Aitken, L. (2017). A family intervention to reduce delirium in hospitalised ICU patients: A feasibility randomised controlled trial. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. doi:
  1. Moyle, W., Bramble, M., Bauer, M., Smyth, W., & Beattie, E. (2016). ‘They rush you and push you too much… and you can’t really get any good response off them’: A qualitative examination of family involvement in care of people with dementia in acute care. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(2), E30–E34. doi:10.1111/ajag.12251
  1. Moons, A., Forde, K., Krouzecky, M., & Shields, L. (2015). Rainbows: A primary health care initiative for primary schools. Collegian22(2), 153-160. doi:
  1. Oakley, S., & Coyne, E. (2015). Nurse care coordinators: A reflective paper on the role of the Cancer Nurse Coordinator Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 16(2), 38.
  1. Shields, L. (2015). What is “Family-Centred Care”? European Journal for Person Centred Healthcare3(2), 139-144. doi:
  1. Shields, L., Young, J., & McCann, D. (2008). The needs of parents of hospitalized children in Australia. Journal of Child Health Care12(1), 60-75. doi:
  1. St John, W., & Flowers, K. (2009). Working with families: From theory to clinical nursing practice. Collegian16(3), 131-138. doi:
  1. Tallon, M., Kendall, G., & Snider, P. (2015). Rethinking family-centred care for the child and family in hospital. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(9-10). 1426-1435. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12799
  1. Usher, K., Jackson, D., & O’Brien, L. (2005). Adolescent drug abuse: Helping families survive. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 14(3), 209-214. doi:10.1111/j.1440-0979.2005.00383.x
  1. Wallace, K., & Coyne, E. (2013). Supporting blokes – providing support for male partners of women diagnosed with breast cancer. Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 14(2), 17-21.
  1. Warelow, P., & Edward, K.(2007). Caring as a resilient practice in mental health nursing, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 16, 132-135. doi:10.1111/j.1447-0349.2007.00456.x
  1. Whitehead, L. (2017). The family experience of fatigue in heart failure. Journal of Family Nursing, 23(1), 138-156. doi:

Australian Textbooks

  1. Barnes, M., & Rowe, J. (2013). Child, youth and family health: Strengthening communities (2nd ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Elsevier Health Sciences.
  1. Fraser, J., Waters, D., Forster, E., & Brown, N. (2017). Paediatric nursing in Australia: Principles for practice (2nd ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  1. McMurray, A., & Clendon, J. (2015).Community health and wellness: Primary health care in practice (5th ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Elsevier.
  1. Moyle, W., Parker, D., & Bramble, M. (2014). Care of older adults: A strengths-based approach. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  1. Darbyshire, P. (1994). Living with a sick child in hospital: the experiences of parents and nurses. Chapman & Hall. Free download @Philip Darbyshire