Morbidly obese patients’ experiences of mobility during hospitalisation and rehabilitation: A qualitative descriptive study

Hales, C. (2018). Morbidly obese patients' experiences of mobility during hospitalisation and rehabilitation: A qualitative descriptive study. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 34(1).

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‘Misfits’ in ICU

For Caz’s PhD she explored the culture and influences of doctors and nurses as they provided care to critically ill morbidly obese patients in the intensive care setting.

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Awkward Adiposity – Simulation Obesity Suits and Health Professional Perceptions

Caz secured funding for the research fellows involved in this research project through her University and Lesley’s University Department funded the purchase of a simulation obesity suit.

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Disaster Risk Reduction considerations for people with high body mass

Following on from a presentation at BMI 2016, Lesley Gray and Carol MacDonald spent some time refining what would become Lesley’s part time PhD topic (Preparing for the Big One: disaster risk reduction considerations for people with high body mass).

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Language of Obesity in New Zealand

When Caz and Lesley first met they were relieved to discover they both felt comfortable ‘naming’ fat and both appreciated many of their colleagues were uncomfortable around naming excess body tissue.

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Awkward Adiposity – using simulation obesity suits in training

For this project Lesley and Caz were particularly interested to explore the use of simulation obesity suits that might be used in training situations, such as Safe Handling training.

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