Associate Professor Lauretta Luck

Associate Professor Lauretta Luck

Associate Professor,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Associate Professor Lauretta Luck is the Director of the Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, a conjoint position of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. Lauretta supports and mentors Nurse Clinicians undertaking research focused on improving patient care and outcomes and enhancing nursing practice to provide evidence based nursing. Lauretta has many years teaching in the tertiary sector both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and has experience in numerous governance and leadership roles. Lauretta supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research students including Bachelor of Nursing (Hons), Master of Research and PhD students and mentors Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) students. Lauretta’s research skills include case study design, mixed methods research and qualitative designs. Lauretta has undertaken research into the problem of violence towards nurses, has published in this area and has been involved in funded projects. Her other areas of research include nursing workforce issues and nursing education. She has published in, and reviews, national and international journals and has presented at national and international conferences.

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Qualifications

  • PhDHN University of Western Sydney
  • Master of Arts University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts University of New South Wales

Professional Memberships

  • THRI (2018)
  • Australian College of Nursing (2000)

Interests

  • Case study designs
  • Mixed methods research designs
  • Nurse education
  • Nursing research
  • Nursing workforce issues
  • Quality Learning and teaching
  • Violence towards nurses

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: Lauretta.Luck@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: 02 4734 3181
Mobile:
Location: OFF
Off Campus

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Usher, K., Foster, K. and Luck, L. (2009), 'The patient as person', Psychiatric and mental health nursing, Elsevier 9780729538770.
  • Usher, K., Foster, K. and Luck, L. (2009), 'psychopharmacology', Psychiatric and mental health nursing, Elsevier 9780729538770.

Journal Articles

  • Cooper, K., Chang, E., Luck, L. and Dixon, K. (2020), 'How nurses understand spirituality and spiritual care : a critical synthesis', Journal of Holistic Nursing, vol 38, no 1 , pp 114 - 121.
  • McDonald, G., Scott, C., Ora, L., Luck, L., Lloyd, V., Kirsten, L. and Scobie, R. (2020), 'Where are the safe spaces for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our hospitals?', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, vol 26, no 11 , pp 49 - 49.
  • Geia, L., Baird, K., Bail, K., Barclay, L., Bennett, J., Best, O., Birks, M., Blackley, L., Blackman, R., Bonner, A., Bryant, R., Buzzacott, C., Campbell, S., Catling, C., Chamberlain, C., Cox, L., Cross, W., Cruickshank, M., Cummins, A., Dahlen, H., Daly, J., Darbyshire, P., Davidson, P., Denny-Wilson, E., De Souza, R., Doyle, K., Drummond, A., Duff, J., Duffield, C., Dunning, T., East, L., Elliott, D., Elmir, R., Fergie, D., Ferguson, C., Fernandez, R., Flower, D., Foureur, M., Fowler, C., Fry, M., Gorman, E., Grant, J., Gray, J., Halcomb, E., Hart, B., Hartz, D., Hazelton, M., Heaton, L., Hickman, L., Homer, C., Hungerford, C., Hutton, A., Jackson, D., Johnson, A., Kelly, M., Kitson, A., Knight, S., Levett-Jones, T., Lindsay, D., Lovett, R., Luck, L., Malloy, L., Manias, E., Mannix, J., Marriott, R., Martin, M., Massey, D., McCloughen, A., McGough, S., McGrath, L., Mills, J., Mitchell, B., Mohamed, J., Montayre, J., Moroney, T., Moyle, W., Moxham, L., Northam, H., Nowlan, S., O'Brien, T., Ogunsiji, O., Patterson, C., Pennington, K., Peters, K., Phillips, J., Power, T., Procter, N., Ramjan, L., Ramsay, N., Rasmussen, B., Rihari-Thomas, J., Rind, B., Robinson, M., Roche, M., Sainsbury, K., Salamonson, Y., Sherwood, J., Shields, L., Sim, J., Skinner, I., Smallwood, G., Smallwood, R., Stewart, L., Taylor, S., Usher, K., Virdun, C., Wannell, J., Ward, R., West, C., West, R., Wilkes, L., Williams, R., Wilson, R., Wynaden, D. and Wynne, R. (2020), '[In Press] A unified call to action from Australian nursing and midwifery leaders : ensuring that Black Lives Matter', Contemporary Nurse, .
  • Cooper, K., Luck, L., Chang, E. and Dixon, K. (2020), '[In Press] What is the practice of spiritual care? : a critical discourse analysis of registered nurses' understanding of spirituality', Nursing Inquiry, .
  • Tsai, T., Luck, L., Jefferies, D. and Wilkes, L. (2019), 'Exploring the knowledge of student nurses about children who are overweight/obese', Clinical Nursing Studies, vol 7, no 4 , pp 63 - 69.
  • Tsai, T., Luck, L., Jefferies, D. and Wilkes, L. (2019), 'Children who are overweight or obese : attitudes and beliefs of nursing students in Taiwan', Clinical Nursing Studies, vol 7, no 1 , pp 89 - 97.
  • Tsai, T., Luck, L., Jefferies, D. and Wilkes, L. (2018), 'A tool to measure the attitudes and beliefs of nursing students towards childhood overweight/obesity', Collegian, vol 25 , pp 341 - 345.
  • Tsai, T., Luck, L., Jefferies, D. and Wilkes, L. (2018), 'Challenges in adapting a survey : ensuring cross-cultural equivalence', Nurse Researcher, vol 26, no 1 , pp 28 - 32.
  • Luck, L., Ng Chok, H., Scott, N. and Wilkes, L. (2017), 'The role of the breast care nurse in patient and family care', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 26, no 21-22 , pp 3422 - 3429.
  • Tsai, T., Luck, L., Jefferies, D. and Wilkes, L. (2017), 'Exploring nurses' knowledge and attitudes about children who are overweight/obese : a review of the literature', Clinical Nursing Studies, vol 5, no 1 , pp 50 - 56.
  • Wilkes, L., Luck, L. and Ng Chok, H. (2017), 'Participant recruitment : tips and tricks', International Journal of Qualitative Methods, vol 16 , pp 46 - 46.
  • Luck, L., Ng Chok, H. and Wilkes, L. (2017), 'Peer buddy mentoring project for nurses' career development', Clinical Nursing Studies, vol 5, no 4 , pp 82 - 87.
  • Luck, L., Ng Chok, H. and Wilkes, L. (2017), 'Nurses as participants in research : an evaluation of recruitment techniques', Nurse Researcher, vol 25, no 2 , pp 44 - 48.
  • Jackson, D., McDonald, G., Luck, L., Waine, M. and Wilkes, L. (2016), 'Some strategies to address the challenges of collecting observational data in a busy clinical environment', Collegian, vol 23, no 1 , pp 47 - 52.
  • Wilkes, L., Luck, L. and O'Baugh, J. (2015), 'The role of a clinical nurse consultant in an Australian health district : a quantitative survey', BMC Nursing, vol 14, no 25 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Luck, L., Wilkes, L. and O'Baugh, J. (2015), 'Treading the clinical pathway : a qualitative study of advanced practice nurses in a local health district in Australia', BMC Nursing, vol 14 .
  • Jackson, D., Wilkes, L. and Luck, L. (2014), 'Cues that predict violence in the hospital setting : findings from an observational study', Collegian, .
  • O'Reilly, R., Wilkes, L., Luck, L. and Jackson, D. (2014), 'Being parents and workers : qualitative insights from child protection workers', Child Abuse Review, vol 23, no 5 , pp 311 - 323.
  • Jackson, D., Wilkes, L., Waine, M. and Luck, L. (2014), 'Determining the frequency, kinds and cues of violence displayed by patients in an acute older person ward environment : findings from an observational study', International Journal of Older People Nursing, vol 9, no 4 , pp 317 - 323.
  • Jackson, D., Hutchinson, M., Peters, K., Luck, L. and Saltman, D. (2013), 'Understanding avoidant leadership in health care : findings from a secondary analysis of two qualitative studies', Journal of Nursing Management, vol 21, no 3 , pp 572 - 580.
  • Jackson, D., Hutchinson, M., Luck, L. and Wilkes, L. (2013), 'Mosaic of verbal abuse experienced by nurses in their everyday work', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 69, no 9 , pp 2066 - 2075.
  • O'Reilly, R., Luck, L., Wilkes, L. and Jackson, D. (2011), 'Child protection workers: What they do', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, vol 5, no 1 , pp 122 - 138.
  • Jackson, D., Peters, K., Hutchinson, M., Edenborough, M., Luck, L. and Wilkes, L. (2011), 'Exploring confidentiality in the context of nurse whistle blowing: Issues for nurse managers', Journal of Nursing Management, vol 19, no 5 , pp 655 - 663.
  • Peters, K., Luck, L., Hutchinson, M., Wilkes, L., Andrew, S. and Jackson, D. (2011), 'The emotional sequelae of whistleblowing: Findings from a qualitative study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 20, no 19-20 , pp 2907 - 2914.
  • O'Reilly, R., Wilkes, L., Luck, L. and Jackson, D. (2010), 'The efficacy of family support and family preservation services on reducing child abuse and neglect: what the literature reveals', Journal of Child Health Care, vol 14, no 1 , pp 82 - 94.
  • Wilkes, L., Mohan, S., Luck, L. and Jackson, D. (2010), 'Development of a violence assessment tool in the emergency hospital setting', Nurse Researcher, vol 17, no 4 , pp 70 - 82.
  • Jackson, D., Peters, K., Andrew, S., Edenborough, M., Halcomb, E., Luck, L., Salamonson, Y. and Wilkes, L. (2010), 'Understanding whistleblowing : qualitative insights from nurse whistleblowers', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 66, no 10 , pp 2194 - 2201.
  • Anderson, L., Fitzgerald, M. and Luck, L. (2010), 'An integrative literature review of interventions to reduce violence against emergency nurses', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 19, no 17-18 , pp 2520 - 2530.
  • Jackson, D., Peters, K., Andrew, S., Edenborough, M., Halcomb, E., Luck, L., Salamonson, Y., Weaver, R. and Wilkes, L. (2010), 'Trial and retribution : a qualitative study of whistleblowing and workplace relationships in nursing', Advances in Contemporary Nursing, vol 36, no 40575 , pp 34 - 44.
  • Mannix, J., Wilkes, L. and Luck, L. (2009), 'Key stakeholders in clinical learning and teaching in Bachelor of Nursing programs : a discussion paper', Advances in Contemporary Nursing, vol 32 , pp 60 - 69.
  • Luck, L., Jackson, D. and Usher, K. (2009), 'Conveying caring : nurse attributes to avert violence in the ED', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol 15, no 3 , pp 205 - 212.
  • Jackson, D., Darbyshire, P., Luck, L. and Peters, K. (2009), 'Intergenerational reflections on doctoral supervision in nursing', Advances in Contemporary Nursing, vol 32 , pp 84 - 92.
  • Jackson, D., Darbyshire, P., Luck, L. and Peters, K. (2009), 'Intergenerational reflections on doctoral supervision in nursing', Contemporary Nurse, vol 32, no 40575 , pp 83 - 91.
  • Luck, L., Jackson, D. and Usher, K. (2008), 'Innocent or culpable? : meanings that emergency department nurses ascribe to individual acts of violence', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 17, no 8 , pp 1071 - 1078.
  • Foster, K., Usher, K., Luck, L., Harvey, N. and Lindsay, D. (2008), 'Learning from experience : an evaluation of an external nursing course in regional Australia', Innovations in Education and Teaching International, vol 45, no 2 , pp 155 - 167.
  • Luck, L., Jackson, D. and Usher, K. (2007), 'STAMP: components of observable behaviour that indicate potential for violence in patients in Emergency Departments', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 59, no 1 , pp 11 - 19.
  • Luck, L., Jackson, D. and Usher, K. (2006), 'Survival of the fittest, or socially constructed phenomena? Theoretical understandings of aggression and violence towards nurses.', Contemporary Nurse, vol 21, no 2 , pp 251 - 263.
  • Luck, L., Jackson, D. and Usher, K. (2006), 'Case Study: A bridge across the paradigms', Nursing Inquiry, vol 13, no 2 , pp 103 - 109.
  • Usher, K., Luck, L. and Foster, K. (2005), 'The patient/person', Practical perspectives in psychiatric and mental health nursing, .
  • Usher, K., Luck, L. and Foster, K. (2005), 'Psychopharmacology', Psychiatric and mental health nursing, , pp 404 - 418.
  • Usher, K. and Luck, L. (2004), 'Psychotropic PRN: A model for best practice management of acute psychotic behavioural disturbance in inpatient psychiatric settings', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, .

Previous Projects

Title: Violence in the hospital setting: Testing the predictive validity of a violence assessment tool for nurses
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Sydney West Area Health Service
Western Researchers: Debra Jackson, Lauretta Luck and Lesley Wilkes
Years: 2009-01-13 - 2011-03-14
ID: P00016199
Title: Preventing violence in the hospital setting: validating nursing skills that avert violence
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Lauretta Luck
Years: 2008-09-24 - 2010-02-28
ID: P00016342

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