Professor Ruth Endacott

Professor Ruth Endacott
PhD, MA, DipN (London), RN

Professor of Clinical Nursing (Critical Care)

Contact

t: +61 3 9905 4836
e: ruth.endacott@monash.edu
Ruth’s Researcher Profile

Biography

Ruth is a registered nurse with a strong background in critical care practice, education and research. She has extensive experience in developing the research skills of clinicians across a range of methodologies. Ruth has received a number of research grants. These have focused on patient safety and quality of care, in particular recognising deterioration and managing end-of-life care in intensive care units. She has experience in international studies and is currently leading a pan-Europe project on competency-based education for critical care nurses. Ruth has supervised 15 doctoral students and examined over 30 doctoral theses as an external examiner.

Research interests

  • symptom management and end-of-life care in intensive care units
  • recognising deterioration in acutely ill patients
  • use of simulation to improve clinical decision making

Research methodologies

  • mixed methods
  • qualitative methodologies
  • ethnography
 

Research projects

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Research grants

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Supervision projects

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Accredited Level 2 Supervisor

 

Professional engagement/service

  • Professor of Clinical Nursing at Plymouth University, UK, 2005 - present
  • External examiner for the MSc/DPhil program in Evidenced Based Health Care at the University of Oxford, UK, 2011 - present
 

Professional affiliations

  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
  • UK Intensive Care Society
  • Royal College of Nursing
 

Boards/committees

  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Nursing and AHP Committee, Chairperson, 2007 - 2010
  • British Lung Foundation, 2006 - 2012
  • UK National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death,
    2010 - present
 

Publications

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