Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Specialist Parkinson's Nurses: Evidence to support advocacy for rural and regional NSW

Project snapshot

  • Funding Body: Parkinson's NSW
  • Grant:
  • Commencing: 2017

Project team

  • Associate Professor Rachel Rossiter
  • Associate Professor Marguerite Bramble
  • Dr Annabel Matheson (SNMIH)
  • Dr Alfred Wong (Accounting & Finance)
  • Vincent Carroll (Specialist Parkinson’s nurse – CNC – Coffs Harbour, M.Phil student CSU)
  • Debbie Schwebel from Mid-North Coast Local Health District

Project description

Associate Professor Rachel Rossiter supported by Associate Professor Marguerite Bramble (PI for Stage 2B) have led a multi-stage research project that commenced in the second half of 2017. This research was commissioned by Parkinson’s NSW to support the organisation’s advocacy efforts with State and Commonwealth Governments to improve access to specialist Parkinson’s nurses in rural and regional New South Wales.

The different stages of this project have included a number of additional research collaborators, including Dr Annabel Matheson (SNMIH), Dr Alfred Wong (Accounting & Finance), Vincent Carroll (Specialist Parkinson’s nurse – CNC – Coffs Harbour & M.Phil student, CSU) and Debbie Schwebel from Mid-North Coast Local Health District.

Stage 1:

Bramble, M., Carroll, V., & Rossiter, R. (2018). Evidence based models that support best practice nursing services for people with Parkinson’s disease in regional NSW: An integrative literature review. Australia: Charles Sturt University.

Full report available at: https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/en/publications/evidence-based-models-that-support-best-practice-nursing-services

Stage 2A:

Rossiter, R., Bramble, M., Matheson, A., Carroll, V., & Phillips, R. (2019). Evaluating the impact of two specialist Parkinson’s disease nurse positions in regional New South Wales, Australia: A qualitative descriptive study. Australia: Charles Sturt University.

Full report available at: https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/en/publications/evaluating-the-impact-of-two-specialist-parkinsons-disease-nurse-

Stage 2B:

(Principle Investigator – Associate Professor Marguerite Bramble) Bramble)

Bramble, M., Wong, A., Rossiter, R., Carroll, V., & Schwebel, D. (2019). Exploring the cost effectiveness of the Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse in the Mid North Coast Local Health District of New South Wales. Australia: Charles Sturt University.

Further research is currently underway and an ongoing research collaboration with Parkinson’s NSW and Mid-North Coast Local Health District has been developed.