Dr Adam Burston - Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor
Adam Burston RN, MHlthServMgmt, PhD is a Lecturer and Bachelor of Nursing Course Advisor at the Australian Catholic University (Australia), School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine. He was twice recipient of a Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence (2006 & 2008) during his post-graduate Masters program, and inaugural recipient of the University of Queensland School of Nursing & Midwifery PReST scholarship during his PhD candidature. Mr Burston is also a member of the Australian College of Nursing.
Adam has an extensive and varied background in nursing, and has co-authored book chapters on peri-operative nursing, respiratory nursing and nursing management of pain. He was also invited by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing to co-author an on-line module on Ethical Behavior. He has published research on moral distress in nursing, and presented at international and local conferences on topics such as moral distress, and using blended learning to support a transitional pedagogy. He has a particular interest in (psychosocial) workforce preparedness and workforce retention, with post-doctoral work to continue exploring the effects of moral distress on aged care workers in Australia.
As an academic he has particular interest in undergraduate nursing education, specifically; transition to university (commencing students), transition to clinical practice (completing students), healthcare ethics and inter-professional practice. He has been instrumental in the implementation of blended learning pedagogy targeted at engaging 1st year undergraduate students, and has also been active in supporting other academics to embrace this approach to teaching. Adam is also involved in community engagement activities with undergraduate students; providing health education, health resources and direct healthcare to local communities in Siem Reap and Battambang, Cambodia.
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Validation of an instrument to measure moral distress within the Australian residential and community care environments, in International Journal of Older People Nursing
Moral distress in nursing: Contributing factors, outcomes and interventions, in Nursing Ethics