Candice Oster

Candice Oster

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Candice Oster is a lecturer and researcher with an interest in qualitative research in the areas of health and wellbeing. She is a Research Associate and lecturer in Chronic Condition Management in the Discipline of Behavioural Health, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, and an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the School of Psychology, University of Adelaide. Dr Oster has worked as an independent research consultant for universities, hospitals, and research organisations since 2005.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Gill, I., Oster, C., & Lawn, S. (2019). Assessing competence in health professionals’ use of motivational interviewing: A systematic review of training and supervision tools. Patient Education and Counseling.
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    2019 Muir-Cochrane, E., Oster, C., Gerace, A., Dawson, S., Damarell, R., & Grimmer, K. (2019). The effectiveness of chemical restraint in managing acute agitation and aggression: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 17 pages.
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    2019 Muir-Cochrane, E., Lawn, S., Coveney, J., Zabeen, S., Kortman, B., & Oster, C. (2019). Recovery college as a transition space in the journey towards recovery: An Australian qualitative study. NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, 8 pages.
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    2019 Muir-Cochrane, E., Oster, C., & Grimmer, K. (2019). International research into 22 years of use of chemical restraint: An evidence overview. JOURNAL OF EVALUATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, 30 pages.
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    2019 Hill, J., Gerace, A., Oster, C., & Ullah, S. (2019). Resuscitation status in psychogeriatric and general medical inpatients aged 65 years and older: A retrospective comparison study. Australian Health Review, 43(4), 432-440.
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    2019 Quiniones, C., & Oster, C. (2019). Embracing or resisting masculinity: male participation in the pro-eating disorders (pro-ana) online community. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 20(3), 368-378.
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    2019 Bull, J., Oster, C., Flight, I., Wilson, C., Koczwara, B., Watson, D., & Bright, T. (2019). The role of rehabilitation in patients undergoing oesophagectomy for cancer and pre-malignant disease: A qualitative exploration of the views of patients, carers and healthcare providers. European Journal of Cancer Care, 28(2), 9 pages.
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    2019 Hu, F., Muir-Cochrane, E., Oster, C., & Gerace, A. (2019). An examination of the incidence and nature of chemical restraint on adult acute psychiatric inpatient units in Adelaide, South Australia. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(4), 909-921.
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    2018 Muir-Cochrane, E., O'Kane, D., & Oster, C. (2018). Fear and blame in mental health nurses' accounts of restrictive practices: Implications for the elimination of seclusion and restraint. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 27(5), 1511-1521.
    DOI WoS6 Europe PMC3
    2018 Gerace, A., Oster, C., O'Kane, D., Hayman, C., & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2018). Empathic processes during nurse-consumer conflict situations in psychiatric inpatient units: A qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), 92-105.
    DOI WoS11 Europe PMC8
    2018 Moore, E., Lawn, S., & Oster, C. (2018). Self-management programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with chronic conditions: a rapid review. Chronic Illness, 15(2), 83-123.
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    2018 Henderson, J., Dawson, S., Fuller, J., O'Kane, D., Gerace, A., Oster, C., & Cochrane, E. M. (2018). Regional responses to the challenge of delivering integrated care to older people with mental health problems in rural Australia. AGING & MENTAL HEALTH, 22(8), 1025-1031.
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    2018 Simpson, A., Oster, C., & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2018). Liminality in the occupational identity of mental health peer support workers: A qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(2), 662-671.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2018 Day, A., Gerace, A., Oster, C., O'Kane, D., & Casey, S. (2018). The Views of Women in Prison about Help-Seeking for Intimate Partner Violence: At the Intersection of Survivor and Offender. VICTIMS & OFFENDERS, 13(7), 974-994.
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    2018 Munro, V., Morello, A., Oster, C., Redmond, C., Vnuk, A., Lennon, S., & Lawn, S. (2018). E-learning for self-management support: introducing blended learning for graduate students - a cohort study. BMC MEDICAL EDUCATION, 18(1), 8 pages.
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    2017 Oster, C., Morello, A., Venning, A., & Lawn, S. (2017). The health and wellbeing needs of veterans: A rapid review. BMC Psychiatry, 17(1), 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2016 Oster, C., Henderson, J., Lawn, S., Reed, R., Dawson, S., Muir-Cochrane, E., & Fuller, J. (2016). Fragmentation in Australian Commonwealth and South Australian State policy on mental health and older people: A governmentality analysis. HEALTH, 20(6), 541-558.
    DOI WoS4 Europe PMC3
    2016 Oster, C., Gerace, A., Thomson, D., & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2016). Seclusion and restraint use in adult inpatient mental health care: An Australian perspective. COLLEGIAN, 23(2), 183-190.
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    2015 Grotto, J., Gerace, A., O'Kane, D., Simpson, A., Oster, C., & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2015). Risk assessment and absconding: perceptions, understandings and responses of mental health nurses. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 24(5-6), 855-865.
    DOI WoS8 Europe PMC2
    2015 Fuller, J., Oster, C., Muir-Cochrane, E., Dawson, S., Lawn, S., Henderson, J., . . . Reed, R. (2015). Testing a model of facilitated reflection on network feedback: a mixed method study on integration of rural mental health care services for older people. BMJ Open, 5(11), e008593-1-e008593-11.
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    2015 Grotto, J., Gerace, A., O'Kane, D., Simpson, A., Oster, C., & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2015). Risk assessment and absconding: Perceptions, understandings and responses of mental health nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24, 855-865.
    2015 Gerace, A., Oster, C., Mosel, K., O'Kane, D., Ash, D., & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2015). Five-year review of absconding in three acute psychiatric inpatient wards in Australia. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24(1), 28-37.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9 Europe PMC5
    2014 Muir-Cochrane, E., Oster, C., & Gerace, A. (2014). The Use of Restrictive Measures in an Acute Inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, 28(6), 389-391.
    DOI WoS4 Europe PMC4
    2014 Fuller, J., Oster, C., Dawson, S., O'Kane, D., Lawn, S., Henderson, J., . . . Cochrane, E. M. (2014). Improving the network management of integrated primary mental healthcare for older people in a rural Australian region: protocol for a mixed methods case study. BMJ OPEN, 4(9), 8 pages.
    DOI WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2014 Muir-Cochrane, E., O'Kane, D., Barkway, P., Oster, C., & Fuller, J. (2014). Service provision for older people with mental health problems in a rural area of Australia. Aging and Mental Health, 18(6), 759-766.
    DOI WoS15 Europe PMC9
    2014 Gerace, A., Pamungkas, D., Oster, C., Thomson, D., & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2014). The use of restraint in four general hospital emergency departments in Australia. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(4), 366-369.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS13 Europe PMC11
    2014 Oster, C., McGuiness, C., Duncan, A., & Turnbull, D. (2014). Masculinity and men's participation in colorectal cancer screening. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 16(3), 254-263.
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    2013 Oster, C., Zajac, I., Flight, I., Hart, E., Young, G., Wilson, C., & Turnbull, D. (2013). Ambivalence and its influence on participation in screening for colorectal cancer. Qualitative Health Research, 23(9), 1188-1201.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS8 Europe PMC6
    2013 Turnbull, D., Adelson, P., Oster, C., Coffey, J., Coomblas, J., Bryce, R., & Wilkinson, C. (2013). The impact of outpatient priming for induction of labour on midwives' work demand, work autonomy and satisfaction. Women and Birth, 26(3), 207-212.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2013 Turnbull, D., Adelson, P., Oster, C., Bryce, R., Fereday, J., & Wilkinson, C. (2013). Psychosocial outcomes of a randomized controlled trial of outpatient cervical priming for induction of labor. Birth-issues in Perinatal Care, 40(2), 75-80.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS10 Europe PMC7
    2013 Muir-Cochrane, E., Oster, C., Grotto, J., Gerace, A., & Jones, J. (2013). The inpatient psychiatric unit as both a safe and unsafe place: Implications for absconding. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 22(4), 304-312.
    DOI WoS33 Europe PMC23
    2013 Gerace, A., Mosel, K., Oster, C., & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2013). Restraint use in acute and extended mental health services for older persons. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 22(6), 545-557.
    DOI WoS8 Europe PMC4
    2012 Barkway, P., Mosel, K., Simpson, A., Oster, C., & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2012). Consumer and carer consultants in mental health: The formation of their role identity. Advances in Mental Health, 10(2), 157-168.
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    2012 Turnbull, D., Oster, C., Flight, I., Zajac, I., & Wilson, C. (2012). A QUALITATIVE EXPLORATION OF THE DECISION TO SCREEN FOR COLORECTAL CANCER BY FOBT. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 19, S99.
    2011 Muir-Cochrane, E., Gerace, A., Mosel, K., O'Kane, D., Barkway, P., Curren, D., & Oster, C. (2011). Managing risk: clinical decision-making in mental health services.. Issues in mental health nursing, 32(12), 726-734.
    DOI Europe PMC11
    2011 Ferreday, J., Kimpton, L., & Oster, C. (2011). Parents’ experiences of managing their child’s incontinence at school. Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal, 17(2), 51-56.
    2011 Jurgens, H., Oster, C., & Fereday, J. (2011). Management of chronic functional constipation in children – a review of the literature. Neonatal Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 14(2), 23-28.
    2011 Oster, C., Adelson, P., Wilkinson, C., & Turnbull, D. (2011). Inpatient versus outpatient cervical priming for induction of labour: Therapeutic landscapes and women's preferences. Health & Place, 17(1), 379-385.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS14 Europe PMC8
    2010 Fereday, J., Oster, C., & Darbyshire, P. (2010). Partnership in practice: what parents of a disabled child want from a generic health professional in Australia. Health & Social Care in the Community, 18(6), 624-632.
    DOI WoS15 Europe PMC10
    2010 Wiese, M., & Oster, C. (2010). 'Becoming accepted': The complementary and alternative medicine practitioners' response to the uptake and practice of traditional medicine therapies by the mainstream health sector. Health, 14(4), 415-433.
    DOI WoS12 Europe PMC8
    2010 Wiese, M., Oster, C., & Pincombe, J. (2010). Understanding the emerging relationship between complementary medicine and mainstream health care: A review of the literature. Health, 14(3), 326-342.
    DOI WoS38 Europe PMC24
    2010 Collins, C., Fereday, J., Pincombe, J., Oster, C., & Turnbull, D. (2010). An evaluation of the satisfaction of midwives' working in midwifery group practice. Midwifery, 26(4), 435-441.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS35 Europe PMC15
    2010 Muir-Cochrane, E., Oster, C., Drummond, A., Fereday, J., & Darbyshire, P. (2010). ‘Postcards From the Edge’: Collaborating with young homeless people to develop targeted mental health messages and translate research into practice. Advances in Mental Health, 9(2), 138-147.
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    2010 Fereday, J., Oster, C., & Darbyshire, P. (2010). Partnership in practice: What parents of a disabled child want from a generic health professional. Health and Social Care in the Community, 18(6), 624-632.
    2010 Fereday, J., & Oster, C. (2010). Managing a work-life balance: the experiences of midwives working in a group practice setting. MIDWIFERY, 26(3), 311-318.
    DOI WoS30 Europe PMC12
    2010 Andrews, J., Oster, C., Grafton, R., Hetzel, D., & Lawrence, M. (2010). A necessary evil: patients' experiences of and attitudes to surgical care for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, 25, A87.
    2009 Fereday, J., Collins, C., Turnbull, D., Pincombe, J., & Oster, C. (2009). An evaluation of Midwifery Group Practice. Part II: Women's satisfaction. Women and Birth, 22(1), 11-16.
    DOI Scopus23 Europe PMC15
    2008 Potter, E., & Oster, C. (2008). Communicating climate change: Public responsiveness and matters of concern. MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA, 127(127), 116-126.
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    2008 Oster, C., & Cheek, J. (2008). Governing the contagious body: genital herpes, contagion and technologies of the self. HEALTH, 12(2), 215-232.
    DOI WoS13 Europe PMC4
    2006 Oster, C., & Starr, P. (2006). Annotated Bibliography - Culture and Climate Change. Altitude : An e-Journal of Emerging Humanities Work, 7.
    2006 Darbyshire, P., Oster, C., & Henning, P. (2006). Children's and young people's experiences of chronic renal disease: A review of the literature, methodological commentary and an alternative proposal. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15(6), 751-760.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS12 Europe PMC8
    2003 Oster, C. (2003). Harm minimisation as technologies of the self: some experiences of interviewing people with genital herpes. Nursing Inquiry, 10(3), 201-203.
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    2001 Darbyshire, P., Oster, C., & Carrig, H. (2001). The effect of parental problem gambling on children: a review of the literature. Health and Social Care in the Community, 9(4), 185-193.
    2001 Darbyshire, P., Oster, C., & Carrig, H. (2001). The Experience of Pervasive Loss: Children and Young People Living in a Family where Parental Gambling is a Problem. Journal of Gambling Studies, 17(1), 23-45.
    2001 Darbyshire, P., Oster, C., & Carrig, H. (2001). Children of parent(s) who have a gambling problem: a review of the literature and commentary on research approaches. HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY, 9(4), 185-193.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 O'Kane, D., Day, A., Gerace, A., Oster, C., & Casey, S. (2018). Anticipating the needs of justice-involved women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING Vol. 27 (pp. 36). WILEY.
    2016 Bull, J., Oster, C., Flight, I., Wilson, C., Koczwara, B., Watson, D., & Bright, T. (2016). PATIENTS' AND CARERS' PREFERENCES REGARDING THE ROLE OF REHABILITATION FOLLOWING ESOPHAGECTOMY: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. In ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Vol. 12 (pp. 150). WILEY-BLACKWELL.
    2016 Turnbull, D. A., Oster, C., Flight, I., Zajac, I., & Wilson, C. (2016). Perceptions of an Internet-based personalised decision support tool for colorectal cancer screening: An exploration of why tailored information did not result in increased screening uptake. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY Vol. 51 (pp. 227-228). ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD.
    2014 Dawson, S. K., Oster, C., O'Kane, D., Muir-Cochrane, E., Lawn, S., Henderson, J., . . . Fuller, J. (2014). Older persons mental health in rural Australia: testing a model for integration. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE Vol. 14 (pp. 2 pages). UBIQUITY PRESS LTD.
    2014 Gerace, A., Oster, C., Mosel, K., O'Kane, D., Ash, D., & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2014). Absconding from acute inpatient care: A five-year retrospective analysis. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING Vol. 23 (pp. 12). WILEY-BLACKWELL.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2010 Andrews, J., Oster, C., Grafton, R., Hetzel, D., & Lawrence, M. (2010). The importance of patient perception of personalised care in the provision of specialist care for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC.
    2010 Andrews, J., Oster, C., Grafton, R., Hetzel, D., & Lawrence, M. (2010). Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients' assessment and regulation of their diet in relation to symptom recurrence. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC.

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