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  Street address:
Level 11, KGV Building
Missenden Road
CAMPERDOWN NSW 2050
 
Postal address:
Post Office Box M30
Missenden Road NSW 2050

Phone: (02) 9515-6111
Fax: (02) 9515-9610

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Sydney District Nursing Service & Child and Family Health

Our Research

Child & Family Health
A number of initiatives have been at play in the Dept:
 
i) Perinatal Depression: Best outcomes for pregnant women and new mothers;
ii) A pilot study to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the Healthy Beginnings App for promoting healthy infant feeding practices;
iii) Evaluation of the Child and Family Health Nursing NSW Postgraduate Student Reflective Learning Tool;
iv) CFHN service: responding to families with child abuse and neglect vulnerabilities;
v) Community Health Nurses' knowledge, attitude and practice of standard and transmission-based precautions in Sydney Local Health District.

Contact: jenni.jones@sswahs.nsw.gov.au


Sydney District Nursing Service
Community Nursing initiated a Quality & Research Group and from this 6 research projects have been initiated. Initially the Group was made up of only SDN Nurses but has since expanded to take in other Community services such as Child and Family and Sexual Health.
Contact: kurt.andersson@sswahs.nsw.gov.au  

Key Achievements

  • Sydney District Nursing Service: Our Quality & Research Group is a key achievement for the team.

 

Awards/Medals

Child & Family Health:

  • Marea Hyatt, Child & Family Health Nurse Community Health Employee Excellence Awards: October 2015 SLHD For her outstanding achievements beyond her role within Child and Family Health Nursing;
  • Cathy Llewellyn, Kim Dunlop, Vanessa Hamilton, Michelle Fulton, Jane Somerset Community Health Research and Evaluation Showcase 2015 Best Poster People's Choice SLHD

Sydney District Nursing Service:

  • Denise Cummins. SLHD Excellence in Dementia Care.

Higher Degree Students:

Child & Family Health:

Masters:

  • Jane Somerset, M Clin Practice
  • Deborah Heenan, M Nursing
  • Kim Dunlop, M Child and Family Health
  • Catherine Llewellyn, M Child and Family Health
  • Kamini Ranjit, M Child and Family Health
  • Alison Tutt, M Child and Family Health
  • Esther Treadaway, M Child and Family Health

Sydney District Nursing Service:

PhD:

  • Denise, Cummins
  • Janelle White

Masters:

  • Jacqueline Sherry, Masters of International Public Health


Publications and Presentations

Publication Details:

Sydney District Nursing Service:

  1. Murray KJ, Cummins D, Batterham M, Trotter G, Healey L, O'Connor, C.C. 2015. Does the informal caregiver notice HIV associated mild cognitive impairment in people living with HIV? AIDS Care. 2015, 22:1-7.
  2. Cummins D, Andersson-Noorgard K, Trotter G. Australian nurses discover a thirst for knowledge in Myanmar. HIV Nursing. 2015; 15(4):94-98.

Presentations:

Child & Family Health:

  1. Jones J.M, Noble J, Hendry A, Eastwood J. Antenatal depressive symptoms: Maternal vulnerabilities, birth and postnatal outcomes MCaFHNA Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Association 6th Biennial Conference, Perth, WA 2015.
  2. Jones J.M, White R Sydney Local Health District Child and Family Health Nursing (CFHN) Breast feeding Support Clinics (BFSC) Reviewing our Model of Care & Services. MCaFHNA Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Association 6th Biennial Conference, Perth, WA 2015.
  3. Ross D, Brown N, Jones J.M, & Smith R.Building a sustainable Child and Family Health Nursing Workforce for the FutureMCaFHNA Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Association 6th Biennial Conference, Perth, WA 2015.
  4. Jones J. M, Noble J, Hendry A, Eastwood J 4. Are they really 'Low Risk'? MCaFHNA Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Association 6th Biennial Conference, Perth, WA 2015 (Poster)
  5. Mawhinney B, Dunlop K, Harnett M, Marsh S, Tutt A. Responding to Vulnerable FamiliesMCaFHNA Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Association 6th Biennial Conference, Perth, WA 2015.
  6. Dunlop K, Llewellyn C, Somerset J, Hamilton V, Fulton M 100 years of Service, but who are we? MCaFHNA Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Association 6th Biennial Conference, Perth, WA 2015 (Poster).
  7. Hendry A, Jones J.M , Eastwood J. Vulnerability indicators in women not engaging in postnatal child and family health nursing services within Sydney Local Health District. (Poster).

Sydney District Nursing Service:

  1. 6th International HIV & Ageing Conference 2015 D Cummins Washington DC Poster- Recognition of cognitive impairment by community health professionals to identify at risk patients for referral and assessment.
  2. 25th Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Annual Conf D Cummins, Brisbane ,Oral poster presentation: A patient self-assessment tool to recognise signs and symptoms of HIV cognitive impairment. & HIV associated neurocognitive impairment- a developing concern?
  3. International World STI & HIV Congress Donna Tilley Brisbane Poster presentations Tilley DM, Dailey BR, Sharp NC, House D. Outreach chlamydia testing: upskilling a multidisciplinary workforce.
  4. Tilley DM, Dubedat SM, Lowe P, Templeton DJ. Genital trichomonas vaginalis is rare among female attendees at a Sydney metropolitan sexual health clinic (Poster)

Contact: Ms Ivanka Komusanac


Contact details for department

Department/Unit: Sydney District Nursing Service & Child and Family Health
Address:
Sydney Local Health District
Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
Web: http://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/research/
Email: Ivanka.komusanac@sswahs.nsw.gov.au