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Invitation and information: Australian civilian nurses lived experience of working in the out-of-hospital disaster environment
 

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This is the 'Invitation and information' that I used in the participant recruitment phase of my PhD studies. I used a purposive snowballing technique to recruit participants. As such, this ivitation ...

This is the 'Invitation and information' that I used in the participant recruitment phase of my PhD studies. I used a purposive snowballing technique to recruit participants. As such, this ivitation was initially e-mailed to my professional networks.

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    Invitation and information: Australian civilian nurses lived experience of working in the out-of-hospital disaster environment Invitation and information: Australian civilian nurses lived experience of working in the out-of-hospital disaster environment Document Transcript

    • Invitation andInformation AUSTRALIAN CIVILIAN NURSES LIVED EXPERIENCE OFWORKING IN THE OUT-OF-HOSPITAL DISASTER ENVIRONMENTINVITATION AND INFORMATION Are you a nurse who primarily works as a clinician in a hospital? Have you participated in the health response and/or recovery to a disaster, in the last five years? Did you respond with a civilian (non-military) organisation, association, group or health service? Did your response involve you working in the out-of-hospital environment?If you have answered yes to all of the above, you are invited to participate in this research project that willexplore your experience of working in the out-of-hospital environment during disasters.OverviewHistorically, Australian nurses have been active participants in the response and recovery to healthrelated disasters, both nationally and internationally. However, the experience of Australian nurses whoparticipate in disasters remains poorly understood. Having a better understanding of the experience ofAustralian nurses in disasters, may assist in the further development of curriculum, policy and resourcesto support nurses.AimThis project aims to explore the lived experience of Australian civilian registered general nurses (division1), who have worked in the out-of-hospital disaster environment. In particular, this project will explore thetransferability of nurses’ experience between the in-hospital and out-of-hospital disaster environment.Your participationParticipation in this research will involve two face-to-face interviews with the researcher at a mutuallyagreeable time, at a mutually agreeable location. Each interview will:  Take place in your city of residence,  Last approximately 60 – 90 minutes per interview, and  Be digitally recorded.It is anticipated that the two interviews will take place within the same week. Participation in this research isvoluntary. During the interviews you do not have to answer any question/s that you do not wish to answer,and you may withdraw any comments from the research at any point in time.
    • About the researcherJamie Ranse is a PhD student at the Flinders University Disaster Research Centre. He is a RegisteredNurse with a background in Emergency and Intensive Care nursing. Jamie has an interest in disasterhealth, from a nursing perspective. Jamie’s PhD research is being supervised by Professor Paul Arbon, DrLynette Cusack and Dr Ramon Shaban.If at any time you have queries about this project, you may contact either: Mr Jamie Ranse (PhD candidate / researcher): jamie.ranse@flinders.edu.au or +61 2 6201 5380 Professor Paul Arbon (supervisor): paul.arbon@flinders.edu.au or +61 8 8201 3558Emotional wellbeingPrior to, during and/or following your interview with the researcher, you may experience an emotionalresponse relating to your experience. You are encouraged to seek the support of your General Practitioneror your hospital / health service employee assistance program if this occurs.ResultsFollowing completion of this research project, the findings will be submitted in thesis format, as part of therequirements of the researchers PhD. Additionally, the results may be published in a journal and presentedat a conference. Any publications and/or presentations will not individually identify you. All publications andpresentations relating to this project can be found at: http://bit.ly/JamiesPhDEthicsApproval to undertake this research has been obtained from the Flinders University Social and BehaviouralResearch Ethics Committee (project number: 5423). Should you have any problems or queries about theway in which the research is being conducted, and you do not feel comfortable contacting the researchstaff, you may contact: Executive Officer, Research Services Office E-mail: human.researchethics@flinders.edu.au Phone: +61 8 8201 3116 Fax: +61 8 8201 2035Indicate your interest to participation in this researchIf you wish to participate in this research, please contact:Mr Jamie RansePhD CandidateE-mail: jamie.ranse@flinders.edu.auPhone: +61 2 6201 5380Please circulate this invitation and information sheet to your colleagues and associates that may beinterested in participating in this research.