About NSWCEBHC

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Generating systematic review evidence and training to improve healthcare outcomes globally

The New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence, located at Western Sydney University  is a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI).

The Joanna Briggs Institute (opens in a new window) (JBI) and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilization of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally.

The NSWCEBHC provides leadership and collaborative opportunities in systematic review evidence generation and mentor ship for health students and professionals.

Welcome, we invite you to browse our website and look forward to your comments and questions.

About us

The NSWCEBHC was established in 2001 within the School of Nursing and Midwifery - Western Sydney University. The NSWCEBHC is a multidisciplinary centre that promotes and generates high quality systematic reviews to inform practice-decision making to improve health outcomes in specific populations, cultures and settings.

'Professor Rhonda Griffiths was the Founding Director of the NSW Centre of Evidence Based Health Care in 2001'

Objectives

Our objectives are to:

  • Generate systematic review evidence
  • Provide systematic review mentoring
  • Promote systematic review evidence to community and industry partners
  • To mentor health student and professionals skills in systematic reviews

For more information about The New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care please contact Dr Jann Foster, PhD or Dr Christine Taylor, PhD.

Publications

Systematic review protocols – in press

2017

Taylor C, Foster J, Badawi, Novak I, Zhang M. (2017). Caregivers feeding experiences of children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (in press).

Systematic review protocols – published in the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports

2016

Foster J, Kain V, Patterson T. (2016). Parents’ and families’ experiences of palliative and end-of-life neonatal care in neonatal settings: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(11):99-105.

Ogunsiji O, Foster J, Wilkes L. (2016). The experiences of African women who migrated to a developed country and encounter domestic violence: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(12):92-99.

Foster J, Taylor C, Patterson T, Psaila K. (2016). The experiences of new graduate nurses working in a neonatal intensive care unit setting : a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(10):105-111.

2015

Maris Villanueva, D., Taylor, C., Dickson, C., Foster, J. (2015). The experiences of new graduate nurses working in a paediatric setting: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(2):49-58.

Cotton, A and Sayers J. (2015). Older persons' perceptions and experiences of community palliative care: A systematic review of qualitative evidence protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(4):3-9

Sayers JM, Cotton (2015). Older person's experiences of their own decision making about their care: a systematic review of qualitative evidence protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(5):3-9.

Systematic reviews – in submission

2017

Mares M, McNally S, Fernandez R.S. (2017). The effectiveness of nurse-led cardiac rehabilitation programs following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (in submission).

Systematic Reviews – published in the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports

2014

Farrell, K., Griffiths, R., & Fernandez, R. (2014). Factors determining diabetes care outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes after transition from paediatric to adult health care: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(11), 327 – 373.

2012

Watson, K., Chang, E., & Johnson, A. (2012). The efficacy of complementary therapies for agitation among older people in residential care facilities: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 10(53), 3414 - 3486.

Blythe, S., Chang, E., Johnson, A., & Griffiths, R. (2012). The efficacy of nurse implemented non-pharmacological strategies for the symptom management of agitation in persons with advanced dementia living in residential aged care facilities: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 7(22), 975 - 1003 .

2010

Jeffrey, K., Bourgeois, S., & Hillege, S. (2010). The effect of Personal Digital Assistants in supporting the development of clinical reasoning in undergraduate nursing students. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 8(16 Suppl), S1 - 20.

Lapkin, S., Fernandez, R., Levett-Jones, T., & Bellchambers, H. (2010). The effectiveness of using human patient simulation manikins in the teaching of clinical reasoning skills to undergraduate nursing students: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 8(16), 661 - 694.

2009

Chau, J., Thompson, D., Fernandez, R., Griffiths, R., & Lo, H. (2009). Methods for determining the correct nasogastric tube placement after insertion: a meta-analysis. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 7(16), 679 - 760.

Mansah, M., Fernandez, R., Griffiths, R., & Chang, E. (2009). Effectiveness of strategies to promote safe transition of elderly people across care settings. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 7(24), 1036 - 1090.

2008

Chair, S., Fernandez, R., Lui, M., Lopez, V., & Thompson, D. (2008). The clinical effectiveness of length of bed rest for patients recovering from trans-femoral diagnostic cardiac catheterisation. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 6(3), 112 - 164.

Halcomb, E., Fernandez, R., Griffiths, R., Newton, P., & Hickman, L. (2008). The infection control management of MRSA in acute care. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 6(2), 67 - 111.

Halcomb, E., Griffiths, R., & Fernandez, R. (2008). Role of MRSA reservoirs in the acute care setting. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 6(16) , 633 - 685.

Halcomb, E., Griffiths, R., & Fernandez, R. (2008). The role of patient isolation and compliance with isolation practices in the control of nosocomial MRSA in acute care. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 6(6), 234 - 264.

2007

Fernandez, R., Griffiths, R., Everett, B., Davidson, P., Salamonson, Y., & Andrew, S. (2007). Effectiveness of brief structured interventions on risk factor modification for patients with coronary heart disease: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 5(9), 497 - 557.

Halcomb, E., Moujalli, S., Griffiths, R., & Davidson, P. (2007). Effectiveness of general practice nurse interventions in cardiac risk factor reduction among adults. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 5(7), 407 - 453.

2004

Fernandez, R., Griffiths, R., & Ussia, C. (2004). Effectiveness of solutions, techniques and pressure in wound cleansing. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 2(7), 371 - 423.

Griffiths, R., Fernandez, R., Mostacchi, M., & Evans, V. (2004). Comparison of educational interventions for mental health consumers receiving psychotropic medication. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 2(1), 1 - 59.

2003

Fernandez, R., Griffiths, R., & Murie, P. (2003). Comparison of late night and early morning removal of short-term urethral catheters. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 1(1), 1 - 26.

Fernandez, R., Griffiths, R., & Naylor, C. (2003). Effectiveness of a multidisciplinary total parenteral nutrition team in the hospital setting. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 1(2), 27 - 71.