Dr Tony Bush
+(61 3) 9925 7248
Science, Engineering & Health
Summary of responsibilities
Tony is currently teaching into both undergraduate and post graduate courses in the nursing program. He is one of the Year 3 Nursing Coordinators as well as being a selection officer for the undergraduate nursing course. He also coordinates an elective in Year 3 "Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing" that reflects his activities with community palliative care organisations.
- Doctor of Public Health. The Flinders University of South Australia (2006)
- Master of Primary Health Care (Palliative Care). The Flinders University of South Australia. (1995)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Major-Education). Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne (1987)
- Diploma of Applied Science (Advanced Psychiatric Nursing). Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne (1985)
- Registered Psychiatric Nurse (London UK) 1972
- Registered Nurse (London UK) 1970
- Oncology and Palliative Care, Rehabilitation Nursing - Year 3
- Public Heath and Nursing
- Examining Nursing Practices - Post Graduate
Academic management / Administration responsibilities
- Academic Review Committee for all courses
- Student Progress Committee for all courses
- Course Monitoring Committee
- Continuing Education Committee
- Publicity and Recruitment Committee
- Human and Physical Resources Committee
- Human Research Ethics Committee
- International Committee
- Year 3 Coordinator
Industry / profession / community involvement
- Fellow of Royal College of Nursing Australia
- Member-Palliative Care Victoria
- Member – Palliative Care Australia
- Actively involved with Easter Palliative Care in a clinical capacity
- Member Project Advisory Group - PCC4U Palliative Care For Undergraduates. Funded by Australian Government. Department of Health and Ageing
- Royal District Nursing Service Education Department to examine and redevelop their existing palliative care program.
- Editorial consultant to Churchill Livingstone and Maclennan and Petty in relation to palliative care nursing material.
- Editorial consultant/article reviewer for Contemporary Nurse
- 1992 - Nurses' Memorial Fund to assist with Master's studies
- 1992 - Anti-Cancer Council Victoria funding to assist with Master's studies
- 1993 - Commonwealth Staff Development Fund Grant
- 1998 - Proposal Writing Fellowship award
- Palliative care topics, particularly spirituality/spiritual care, pain management issues.
- Public health –determinants of, influences upon
Current research activities
- Principal investigator Palliative Care Education. Does It Influence Future Practice? Funded by QUT as part of the PCC4U 2008
- A paper for presentation entitled, "Spiritual care as a dimension of holistic care: a relational interpretation" was accepted at the 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. 5th-7th November, 2008. The University of Dublin, Trinity College. Faculty of Health Sciences.
- A paper for presentation entitled, "Spiritual care as a dimension of holistic care: a relational interpretation" was accepted at the 2008 Palliative Care Conference Palliative Care Beyond the Boundaries. October, Melbourne.
- Invited speaker at Conference Nurses Know Your Medicines – Ausmed Publications, Melbourne, November, 2006. "When medications are refused".
- Invited speaker at Conference Nurses Know Your Medicines – Ausmed Publications, Melbourne, November, 2004. "When medications are refused".
- Invited speaker at Conference Nurses Know Your Medicines – Ausmed Publications, Melbourne, November, 2003. "When medications are refused".
- Invited speaker at Conference Medicines in Nursing Practice – Ausmed Publications, Melbourne, November, 2001. "When medications are refused".
- Guest speaker at 4th International Conference, Faith in Healing and Health Care Provision. University College of St. Martin, Lancaster, England. July, 2001. "Hope as a means of care".
- Invited speaker at 4th National Conference Night Duty Nurses - Ausmed Publications, Melbourne, August, 2000. "Nurturing the Human Spirit at Night".
- Co-presenter of paper entitled, Evaluation of an online foundational nursing subject for first year undergraduate nursing students. 1999 National Convention, Royal College of Nursing Australia. Canberra, October, 1999.
- Plenary speaker at 2nd International Conference, Faith in Healing and Health CareProvision. University College of St. Martin, Lancaster, England. July, 1999. "Ethics and spirituality in care"
- Invited speaker, The Royal Liverpool University Hospitals, Liverpool, England, Spiritual Care in Nursing-the Forgotten Art. July, 1999.
- A paper for presentation entitled, "Spirituality - the essence of care", was accepted at an International Conference, Faith in Healing and Health Care Provision, University College of St. Martin, Lancaster, England. July, 1998
- "Issues in Dying", short course for health professionals and public in palliative care via RMIT (1998)
- A paper for presentationentitled, "Spirituality in care", was accepted at an International Conference, Spirituality and Health, Durham, England, September, 1997
- A paper for presentation entitled, "Reflection and spirituality-an exploration using journalling" was accepted at the Inaugural National Conference on Palliative Care Education. Teaching Care in Co-operation. The Flinders University of South Australia, International Institute of Hospice Studies. Adelaide, S.A. April, 1996
- Chapter, "Spirituality in Care" in Spirituality: The Heart of Nursing. ed Prof. S. Ryan, AUSMED PUBLICATIONS 1997
- Chapter, "Spirituality-The Essence of Cancer Care" in Meeting the Challenge:A Guide for Nurses Caring for People with Cancer ed. G. Coulter, AUSMED PUBLICATIONS, 1998
- Bush, T and Bruni N (2008) Spiritual Care as a Dimension of Holistic Care International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 79:2.
- Bush T. (1999) Journalling and the teaching of spirituality. Nurse Education Today 19, 20-28.
- Guest editorial- Contemporary Nurse, vol. 6, number 3/4 " Palliatve Care Nursing Education: Australian and Canadian Challenges.
- Bush, T and Mania E "Barriers to effective pain management", 1999 Contemporary Nurse, 8(3).