Dr Karen Hancock

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Psychiatry, Children's Hospital, Westmead

Telephone 9845 0408
Fax 9845 0413

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Journals

  • Chang, E., Easterbrook, S., Hancock, K., Johnson, A., Davidson, P. (2010). Evaluation of an information booklet for caregivers of people with dementia: an Australian perspective. Nursing and Health Sciences, 12(1), 45-51. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M., et al (2008). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: A systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 17, 641-659. [More Information]
  • Parker, S., Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). A systematic review of prognostic/end-of-life communication with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: patient/caregiver preferences for the content, style, and timing of information. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(1), 81-93. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers. Medical Journal of Australia, 186(12), S77-S108. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Discrepant Perceptions About End-of-Life Communication: A Systematic Review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(2), 190-200. [More Information]
  • Chang, E., Hancock, K., Hickman, L., Glasson, J., Davidson, P. (2007). Outcomes of acutely ill older hospitalized patients following implementation of tailored models of care: a repeated measures (pre- and post-intervention) design. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 44(7), 1079-92. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Reply to Mark T Clayer [Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers]. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(8), 478.
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Olver, I., Tattersall, M. (2007). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288(DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Truth-telling in discussing prognosis in advanced life-limiting illnesses: a systematic review. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 21(6), 507-517. [More Information]
  • Glasson, J., Chang, E., Chenoweth, L., Hancock, K., Hall, T., Hill-Murray, F., Collier, L. (2006). Evaluation of a model of nursing care for older patients using participatory action research in an acute medical ward. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15(5), 588-598. [More Information]
  • Chang, E., Daly, J., Hancock, K., Bidewell, J., Johnson, A., Lambert, V., Lambert, C. (2006). The relationships among workplace stressors, coping methods, demographic characteristics, and health in Australian nurses. Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(1), 30-8. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Davidson, P., Daly, J., Webber, D., Chang, E. (2005). An exploration of the usefulness of motivational interviewing in facilitating secondary prevention gains in cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 25(4), 200-6. [More Information]
  • Crombie, K., Hancock, K., Chang, E., Vardanega, L., Wonghongkul, T., Chanakok, A., Mahawan, S. (2005). Breast screening education at Australian and Thai worksites: a comparison of program effectiveness. Contemporary Nurse, 19(40575), 181-96. [More Information]
  • Chang, E., Hancock, K., Harrison, K., Daly, J., Johnson, A., Easterbrook, S., Noel, M., Luhr-Taylor, M., Davidson, P. (2005). Palliative care for end-stage dementia: A discussion of the implications for education of health care professionals. Nurse Education Today, 25(4), 326-332. [More Information]
  • Chang, E., Hancock, K., Johnson, A., Daly, J., Jackson, D. (2005). Role stress in nurses: review of related factors and strategies for moving forward. Nursing and Health Sciences, 7(1), 57-65. [More Information]
  • Davidson, P., Hancock, K., Daly, J., Cockburn, J., Moser, D., Goldston, K., Elliott, D., Webster, J., Speerin, R., Wade, V., et al (2003). A cardiac rehabilitation program to enhance the outcomes of older women with heart disease: Development of the Group Rehabilitation for Older Women (GROW) program. Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association. Official Journal, 6(4), 8-15.
  • Hancock, K., Chang, E., Chenoweth, L., Clarke, M., Carroll, A., Jeon, Y. (2003). Nursing needs of acutely ill older people. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 44(5), 507-516.
  • Chang, E., Hancock, K., Chenoweth, L., Jeon, Y., Glasson, J., Gradidge, K., Graham, E. (2003). The influence of demographic variables and ward type on elderly patients' perceptions of needs and satisfaction during acute hospitalization. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 9(3), 191-201.
  • Daly, J., Sindone, A., Thompson, D., Hancock, K., Chang, E., Davidson, P. (2002). Barriers to participation in and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation programs: a critical literature review. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 17(1), 8-17.

2010

  • Chang, E., Easterbrook, S., Hancock, K., Johnson, A., Davidson, P. (2010). Evaluation of an information booklet for caregivers of people with dementia: an Australian perspective. Nursing and Health Sciences, 12(1), 45-51. [More Information]

2008

  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M., et al (2008). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: A systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 17, 641-659. [More Information]

2007

  • Parker, S., Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). A systematic review of prognostic/end-of-life communication with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: patient/caregiver preferences for the content, style, and timing of information. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(1), 81-93. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers. Medical Journal of Australia, 186(12), S77-S108. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Discrepant Perceptions About End-of-Life Communication: A Systematic Review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(2), 190-200. [More Information]
  • Chang, E., Hancock, K., Hickman, L., Glasson, J., Davidson, P. (2007). Outcomes of acutely ill older hospitalized patients following implementation of tailored models of care: a repeated measures (pre- and post-intervention) design. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 44(7), 1079-92. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Reply to Mark T Clayer [Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers]. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(8), 478.
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Olver, I., Tattersall, M. (2007). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288(DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Truth-telling in discussing prognosis in advanced life-limiting illnesses: a systematic review. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 21(6), 507-517. [More Information]

2006

  • Glasson, J., Chang, E., Chenoweth, L., Hancock, K., Hall, T., Hill-Murray, F., Collier, L. (2006). Evaluation of a model of nursing care for older patients using participatory action research in an acute medical ward. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15(5), 588-598. [More Information]
  • Chang, E., Daly, J., Hancock, K., Bidewell, J., Johnson, A., Lambert, V., Lambert, C. (2006). The relationships among workplace stressors, coping methods, demographic characteristics, and health in Australian nurses. Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(1), 30-8. [More Information]

2005

  • Hancock, K., Davidson, P., Daly, J., Webber, D., Chang, E. (2005). An exploration of the usefulness of motivational interviewing in facilitating secondary prevention gains in cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 25(4), 200-6. [More Information]
  • Crombie, K., Hancock, K., Chang, E., Vardanega, L., Wonghongkul, T., Chanakok, A., Mahawan, S. (2005). Breast screening education at Australian and Thai worksites: a comparison of program effectiveness. Contemporary Nurse, 19(40575), 181-96. [More Information]
  • Chang, E., Hancock, K., Harrison, K., Daly, J., Johnson, A., Easterbrook, S., Noel, M., Luhr-Taylor, M., Davidson, P. (2005). Palliative care for end-stage dementia: A discussion of the implications for education of health care professionals. Nurse Education Today, 25(4), 326-332. [More Information]
  • Chang, E., Hancock, K., Johnson, A., Daly, J., Jackson, D. (2005). Role stress in nurses: review of related factors and strategies for moving forward. Nursing and Health Sciences, 7(1), 57-65. [More Information]

2003

  • Davidson, P., Hancock, K., Daly, J., Cockburn, J., Moser, D., Goldston, K., Elliott, D., Webster, J., Speerin, R., Wade, V., et al (2003). A cardiac rehabilitation program to enhance the outcomes of older women with heart disease: Development of the Group Rehabilitation for Older Women (GROW) program. Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association. Official Journal, 6(4), 8-15.
  • Hancock, K., Chang, E., Chenoweth, L., Clarke, M., Carroll, A., Jeon, Y. (2003). Nursing needs of acutely ill older people. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 44(5), 507-516.
  • Chang, E., Hancock, K., Chenoweth, L., Jeon, Y., Glasson, J., Gradidge, K., Graham, E. (2003). The influence of demographic variables and ward type on elderly patients' perceptions of needs and satisfaction during acute hospitalization. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 9(3), 191-201.

2002

  • Daly, J., Sindone, A., Thompson, D., Hancock, K., Chang, E., Davidson, P. (2002). Barriers to participation in and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation programs: a critical literature review. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 17(1), 8-17.

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