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# Theme  Title Authors
Aged Care Distrust, despair and resistance to care: Hospital staff reports on the prevalence of Elderspeak and their evaluation of an in-service aimed at reducing Elderspeak Elizabeth Savina
Aged Care Does Occupational Therapist led home environmental assessment and modification reduce falls among high risk older people? The Occupational Therapist Intervention Study (OTIS) Alison Pighills
Aged Care

Adopting best practices to create an inclusive assessment service for lesbian, gay, transgender & intersex older people

Donna Bainbridge
Aged Care Neuromotor and functional performance of older men with and without pre-sarcopenia Sean Horan
Clinical education Can the theory of planned behaviour explain allied health professionals’ likelihood to engage in EBP? A focus group study Marlena Klaic
Clinical education The value of debriefing Allied Health assistant students Lucy Whelan
Clinical education Physiotherapy students’ pre-clinical stress prior to an outpatient placement – triggers and remedies Rebecca Lee
Clinical education The impact of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on occupational therapy professional practice education placements in Queensland Wendy Milgate, Tiegan Jackson
Clinical education The value of simulation based education in Allied Health – the way of the future Sophie Blakely, Natasha Eaton
Consumer engagement The value of consumers in hospital engaging with recreation Louise Levien
Consumer engagement Health service needs (swallowing, nutrition and psychosocial) and personal perceptions of patients attending the Ipswich Hospital Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Clinic. A sub-study of “Does an electronic screening, nutrition and distress screening tool capture those patients and carers who need face-to-face intervention during treatment for head and neck cancer” Erin Lawlor, Kathleen Dwyer
Consumer engagement Improving the hospital experience for inpatients with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A co-design project Ellen Hibbert
Consumer engagement Feeding healthy hearts – evaluating the Impact of nutrition education in cardiac rehabilitation programs Katie Belobrajdic
Consumer engagement The creation, implementation and evaluation of a consumer engagement process for an Allied Health directorate Kate Roberts
Consumer engagement Realising the voice of consumers experiencing a metropolitan transition care program: A qualitative study Michelle Shannon
Consumer engagement What influences adult preferences when selecting medical treatment? A pilot study Laura Hutchison
Consumer engagement Leading the way in consumer engagement with victims of sexual assault Julie Watson
Consumer engagement Moving forward with Motor Neurone Disease: Evaluating the impact of a local Motor Neurone Disease group in a regional community Emily Brown
Consumer engagement Podiatry role in Epidermolysis Bullosa: The importance of allowing a patient to have a voice  Laura Iacobaccio
Digital health The digital age of occupational therapy home visits Tamzin Brott
Digital health What do Allied Health think about the digital hospital? Maria Schwarz
Digital health Using the technology acceptance model to understand clinician barriers and facilitators in using emerging technologies for rehabilitation of the upper limb: A mixed methods study Marlena Klaic
Digital health Identity stalking – the good, the bad and the criminal Tom Mason
Digital health My hip journey: Implementing a eHealth program for patients undergoing a total hip replacement Catherine Ashford
Digital health Hireup, an online platform revolutionising the Australian disability sector Jordan O’Reilly
Digital health Saving clinicians time by introducing simplified inpatient data entry systems Louise Maye
Digital health Highlighting Allied Health’s value in improving health informatics through a standardised data set for NSW Min Jiat Teng
Digital health Managing paediatric feeding disorders via telepractice: What’s being done and what services are needed? Madeline Raatz
Digital health Embedding Telehealth through Allied Health Innovation Grants Clare Daley, Ashley Young
Digital health Developing an eBook distribution platform for patient education at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Radiation Oncology Department Andrew Puffett
Digital health The use of e-learning tools in the management of common pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions Sheridan Guyatt
Digital health Using a Community of Practice (CoP) model to expand allied health Telehealth services in an acute hospital setting Liisa Laakso
Digital health Supporting Allied Health professionals to find and use reliable mental health apps and online programs with their patients Heidi Sturk
Digital health Establishing Telehealth within Redland Hospital’s Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal Management Clinic’s model of care to improve patient access to services Vicki Parravicini
Digital health Barriers to uptake of low intensity digital mental health apps and online programs in Allied Health. Defining the policy landscape Ruth Crowther
Interprofessional education and practice Supporting the provision of evidence-based care – developing a national ACS capability framework Bianca Miras
Interprofessional education and practice Findings from a collaborative approach: Implementation of domestic and family violence training for the Community and Oral Health workforce Christine Saxby
Interprofessional education and practice Streamlining tutorials for Allied Health Assistant (AHA) students Lucy Whelan
Interprofessional education and practice Nanna’s nightmare. Can gamification educate as well as entertain? Leigh Moore
Interprofessional education and practice The role of care coordinator positions in mental health: How generic can a specialist role be? Dallas Rae
Interprofessional education and practice Strengthening teamwork capability: Evaluation of a team development program Angela Wood
Interprofessional education and practice Interdisciplinary education: Industry and community projects in action Melanie Hayes
Interprofessional education and practice ‘The D Word’: Allied Health led dementia professional development Jacqueline Kay
Interprofessional education and practice Patients as teachers: Communication skills training for health professionals. Improving the healthcare experience for consumers with communication disability through the development and delivery of an e-learning and face to face training package for health professionals that uses people with communication disability as content experts and educators Ruth Townsend, Kathryn McKinley
Interprofessional education and practice Health professionals’ understanding of interprofessional education and collaborative practice: A Queensland survey Alison Pighills
Interprofessional education and practice Allied Health Prioritisation Tool – not just allied health business Sue Fitzpatrick, Kristi-Lee Muir
Interprofessional education and practice Mealtimes matter: The development of a pilot program for families of children with complex sensory-based feeding problems Tracy Harb
Indigenous health Kidney Supportive Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Jenny Kirby
Indigenous health A multidisciplinary model of chronic disease care for potentially preventable hospitalisations in a regional Indigenous community Sharon Woods
Integrated healthcare Reaching the target for stroke swallow screening & assessment Jana Havlis
Integrated healthcare Enhancing Allied Health ward based leadership: Allied Health Flow and Interdisciplinary Referral Management (AHFIRM) Angela Mucic
Integrated healthcare Cystic fibrosis and pelvic floor dysfunction: A pilot study – part B Sheridan Guyatt
Integrated healthcare The need for an integrated approach to rehabilitating individuals with a brain injury as the result of violence Annerley Bates
Integrated healthcare A cultural journey: Papua New Guinea to a North Queensland tertiary hospital Julie Watson
Integrated healthcare My goals, my guide Susan Waller
Measuring value Measuring Allied Health value through research: Evidence brief Tilley Pain
Measuring value Working towards evaluating the value of Social Work (SW) in an acute hospital setting Liisa Laakso
Measuring value Instrumental gait analysis parameters for assessing lower limb spasticity: A systematic review Stella Kravtsov, Ettie Ben-Shabat
Measuring value Lack of systematic approach to assessing adult lower limb spasticity: A systematic review Stella Kravtsov, Ettie Ben-Shabat
Measuring value A guide for quality assessment of instrumental gait analysis data Stella Kravtsov, Ettie Ben-Shabat
Mental health The lived experiences of fire fighters in facing of involuntary psychiatric treatment in Taiwan Yu-ting Wang
Mental health Holding loss: How social workers talk about ‘viewings’ John Drayton, Kristine Flint
Mental health Australian Occupational Therapists responses to an online survey about restraint and seclusion in Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Units Luciana Theodoro De Freitas
Mental health A new self-catering model of food service delivery for the University of Canberra (UCH) Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (AMHRU) Andrew Slattery
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Domestic Violence Initial Assessment Form: A brief structured psychosocial assessment and intervention tool Alexandra Miller
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Back in action: Establishing a chronic low back pain exercise and education group in the community Vanessa Sandi
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Impact of interventions on work outcomes after musculoskeletal road traffic injuries: A systematic review Charlotte Brakenridge
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care The role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Palliative Care: Exploring the issues and reaching consensus Katherine Kelly
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Speech Pathology led prescribing: What’s the process? Maria Schwarz
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Transdisciplinary stroke care: Perceptions of healthcare teams Katherine Delany
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Optimising Allied Health scope of practice through brief therapy models of service Yolanda Mansfield, Sarah Hamilton
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Optimising Scope; Hunter New England Local Health District’s Nutrition Care for Inpatients and Residents Policy Compliance Procedure and the adjoining Quality Audit Reporting System tool Cassandra Knight, Amber Thoroughgood
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Allied Health professionals provide expert clinical and evidence-based stewardship; advanced scope physiotherapists are re-designing simple fracture patient pathways in the Emergency Department Piers Truter
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Turning discharge barriers into achievable hurdles. The role of a grade 3 AHA on a rapid discharge team Peter Hough
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Use of Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) to increase efficiency in high demand Occupational Therapy (OT) Vascular Outpatient Clinic Laila Bar
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care AHA delegation: A quality improvement activity for AHA lead group exercise programs in the low risk outpatient rural setting Ry Darcy
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care The Role of Child Life Therapy in Perioperative Services at Gold Coast University Hospital Phillipa Cordner
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Distribution and type of inpatient Allied Health services for people following road traffic crashes across Queensland – where are the gaps? Jacelle Warren
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Pulmonary and Cardiac Exercise and Education (PACE): Developing a flexible service model to meet community needs Emma Ghys, Roslyn Bloomer
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care An exploration of Social Work best practice in the emergency department of a leading trauma hospitals Sharon Wells, Joanne Maret
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Improving medication safety in facilities through a collaborative ‘Medication Safety Models of Care’ Working Group Matthew Webb, Claire O’Connor
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Better at home: Substituting inpatient rehabilitation beds for home based multidisciplinary rehabilitation Lara Kimmel
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Establishing a shared terminology and process for Transdisciplinary Practice Development Clare Byrne
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Our patients are more than just numbers……. A patient journey through non-surgical spinal services despite being referred for surgical opinion Lynette Fogarty, David Thompson
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care A comparison of satisfaction of patients seen by physiotherapists or surgeons for hip and knee arthroplasty follow-up: A non-inferiority study of an expanded scope model of care Michael Murphy
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care No time to waste. Tailoring the model of care of a Kidney Supportive Care program to prioritise the time of those attending Jennifer Kirby
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Changing the way Occupational Therapy does business in an acute public hospital Lauren Matheson, Debra Phillips
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care The R.A.C.E. to prevent falls Maidei Machina
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Creating new pharmacy services at a large tertiary hospital Estelle Jensen
Optimising scope / expanding scope / extending scope / models of care Sensory Training for Arousal Recovery by a Transdisciplinary Team (STARTT) for people with severe brain injury Chantelle Bowles
Paediatrics Self-management for children and young people with chronic conditions: An international consensus Nicole Saxby
Paediatrics Tube-feed weaning: Connecting to disconnect Marina Keating, Olivia Naylor, Linda Correia
Rural health Improving equity in access to dietetic services across Western NSW LHD by utilising a Virtual Dietetic Service Catherine Forbes
Value based healthcare Guardianship in hospitals: A health services/OPA pilot program Dina Watterson, Fiona McAlindenm, Tass Kostopoulos
Value based healthcare Does mobilisation on the day of hip or knee replacement surgery reduce hospital length of stay? Michael Murphy
Workforce development Teaching Allied Health professionals to delegate – never assume! Lucy Whelan
Workforce development Developing Australia’s future Allied Health workforce Lucy Whelan
Workforce development Allied Health Assistant Clinical Supervision: Fulfilling the entitlements Lucy Whelan
Workforce development Upskilling in paediatric dysphagia: Ironically, there’s no cookbook! Nicky Graham
Workforce development “I am I said to no-one there” – The Development of a Four Factor Model of Professional Identity -The 4FM-PI Lil Vrklevski
Workforce development Assessing the implementation and effectiveness of a career development framework for early career Allied Health Professionals Matthew Webb
Workforce development Initiatives to enhance the NSW Health Indigenous Allied Health workforce Hassan Kadous, Charles Davison
Workforce development A Sustainable Learning Pathway for Orthotist and Prosthetist Technicians Sue Aldrich
Workforce development Preparing students for the transition to new graduate therapist: How are we doing? Kassie Shardlow
Workforce development The Triple RRR Recruitment Program @ The Royal Melbourne Hospital Australia The Right fit, Right job and Right time a recruitment program for Allied Health clinical staff Genevieve Juj
Workforce development Growing together – improving job satisfaction and utilisation of scope of practice within a Dietitian Assistant workforce through a dietitian-led training and assessment program Tegan Dalla
Workforce development Start-up strategies for accelerating growth in Allied Health research culture, capacity and translation Rosalie Boyce
Workforce development Standardising position descriptions: How structuring and managing roles in a uniform way creates sustainability and increases efficacy for allied health clinicians Louise Maye
Workforce development How to support successful job sharing Mia Hemingbrough
Workforce development Meeting growing demand: A review of a nutrition allied health assistant role in a cancer setting Belinda Steer
Workforce planning Workforce Planning Accountability: How to transform the plan from words on paper to reality Louise Maye, Clare Daley
Workforce planning Lyell McEwin Hospital extended hours within the Allied Health Division Sandra Parr
Workforce planning Clinical induction as a tool to enhance service delivery and confidence in hospital based occupational therapists. A qualitative study Allison Farley
Workforce planning Understanding Allied Health services: Capacity and demand Julie-Anne Ross, Angela Wood
Workforce planning Hidden talents: The multiple career backgrounds of Allied Health professionals Susan Nancarrow
Other CHF Rehabilitation in Australia: A picture of current practice, and the challenges to engagement Katie Palmer
Other Measuring allied health research capacity: A follow up study Tilley Pain
Other Weight-Supported training with Rehabilitation Software and goal orientated exercises provides functional and emotional improvements in adults with Chronic Diseases Dave Matson, Scott Painter
Other Clinical reasoning the need for pre-discharge home visits: Development, validation and evaluation of a decision-making support tool for Metro North Hospital and Health Service Occupational Therapists Maureen Godfrey
Other Utilising a Multidisciplinary Team Model of care to improve patients mealtime satisfaction in a subacute setting Alice Doring


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