Richard Wiechula

Dr Richard Wiechula

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Rick Wiechula is a Senior Lecturer in the Adelaide Nursing School and the Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Practice South Australia : A Joanna Briggs Centre of Excellence. He is a registered nurse with a clinical background in orthopaedic and plastic surgical nursing. The focus of his teaching is evidence-based practice and in particular knowledge translation and knowledge synthesis. Research activities include wound care, practice improvement and the conduct of systematic reviews.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Alanazi, S., Wiechula, R., & Foley, D. (2021). Followership in health care clinicians: a scoping review protocol.. JBI evidence synthesis, Publish Ahead of Print.
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    2021 Munn, Z., Barker, T., Stern, C., Pollock, D., Ross-White, A., Klugar, M., . . . Shamseer, L. (2021). Should I include studies from "predatory" journals in a systematic review? Interim guidance for systematic reviewers.. JBI evidence synthesis, 19(8), 1915-1923.
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    2021 Wilson, M., Ostroff, C., Wilson, M. E., Wiechula, R., & Cusack, L. (2021). Profiles of intended responses to requests for assisted dying: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 124, 104069.
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    2021 Iskandar, A. C., Rochmawati, E., & Wiechula, R. (2021). Experiences and perspectives of suffering in cancer: A qualitative systematic review.. European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society, 54, 102041.
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    2021 Wilson, M., Wilson, M., Edwards, S., Cusack, L., & Wiechula, R. (2021). Role of attitude in nurses' responses to requests for assisted dying.. Nursing ethics, 28(5), 670-686.
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    2021 Voldbjerg, S. L., Wiechula, R., Sørensen, E. E., & Grønkjær, M. (2021). Newly graduated nurses’ socialisation resulting in limiting inquiry and one-sided use of knowledge sources—An ethnographic study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30(5-6), 701-711.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2020 Konno, R., Inoue, K., Schultz, T., & Wiechula, R. (2020). Best evidence for advance care planning in older adults with dementia and their families: an umbrella review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18(4), 841-848.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2020 Wiechula, R. (2020). Connections for life: joining the dots for healthy aging.. JBI evidence synthesis, 18(4), 643-644.
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    2020 Assaye, A. M., Wiechula, R., Schultz, T. J., & Feo, R. (2020). Impact of nurse staffing on patient and nurse workforce outcomes in acute care settings in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. JBI evidence synthesis, 19(4), 751-793.
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    2020 McInnes, E., Harvey, G., Hiller, J. E., Phillips, R., Page, T., & Wiechula, R. (2020). Factors affecting procurement of wound care products: a qualitative study of hospital managers and clinicians' views. AUSTRALIAN HEALTH REVIEW, 45(1), 8 pages.
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    2020 Barker, T. H., Dias, M., Stern, C., Porritt, K., Wiechula, R., Aromataris, E., . . . Munn, Z. (2020). Guidelines rarely used GRADE and applied methods inconsistently: a methodological study of Australian guidelines. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 130, 125-134.
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    2020 Iskandar, A. C., Rochmawati, E., & Wiechula, R. (2020). Patient's experiences of suffering across the cancer trajectory: A qualitative systematic review protocol. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 77(2), 6 pages.
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    2020 Wilson, M. R., Wiechula, R., Cusack, L., & Wilson, M. (2020). Nurses' intentions to respond to requests for legal assisted dying: a Q-methodological study.. J Adv Nurs, 76(2), 642-653.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2020 Feo, R., Conroy, T., Wiechula, R., Rasmussen, P., & Kitson, A. (2020). Instruments measuring behavioural aspects of the nurse–patient relationship: A scoping review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29(11-12), 1808-1821.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS9 Europe PMC3
    2019 Assaye, A. M., Wiechula, R., Schultz, T. J., & Feo, R. (2019). Nurse staffing models in medical-surgical units of acute care settings: A cross-sectional study.. Int J Nurs Pract, 26(1), e12812.
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    2019 Cusack, L., Wiechula, R., Schultz, T., Dollard, J., & Maben, J. (2019). Anticipated advantages and disadvantages of a move to 100% single-room hospital in Australia: A case study. Journal of Nursing Management, 27(5), 963-970.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2019 Kerr, F., Wiechula, R., Feo, R., Schultz, T., & Kitson, A. (2019). Neurophysiology of human touch and eye gaze in therapeutic relationships and healing: A scoping review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 17(2), 209-247.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC2
    2019 Conlon, L., Wiechula, R., & Garlick, A. (2019). Hermeneutic phenomenological study of military nursing officers. Nursing research, 68(4), 267-274.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2019 Kornhaber, R., Rickard, G., McLean, L., Wiechula, R., Lopez, V., & Cleary, M. (2019). Burn care and rehabilitation in Australia: health professionals’ perspectives. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41(6), 714-719.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2019 Konno, R., Inoue, K., Schultz, T., & Wiechula, R. (2019). Best evidence for advance care planning in older adults with dementia and their families: an umbrella review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports.
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    2018 Griggs, K., Wiechula, R., & Cusack, L. (2018). Geriatric Nursing Sensitive Indicators and quality nursing care for the older person: a scoping review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(1), 39-45.
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    2018 Rochmawati, E., Wiechula, R., & Cameron, K. (2018). Centrality of spirituality/religion in the culture of palliative care service in Indonesia: an ethnographic study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 20(2), 231-237.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS13 Europe PMC4
    2018 Feo, R., Conroy, T., Wiechula, R., Rasmussen, P., Frensham, L., & Kitson, A. (2018). Instruments measuring behavioral aspects of the nurse-patient relationship: A scoping review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(10), 1939-1946.
    DOI Scopus1
    2018 Fang, A., & Wiechula, R. (2018). The effectiveness and safety of regional citrate anticoagulation in intermittent haemodialysis/ haemodiafiltration - a systematic review. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 14(2), 39-51.
    2018 Assaye, A., Wiechula, R., Schultz, T., & Feo, R. (2018). Impact of nurse staffing on patient and nurse workforce outcomes in acute care settings in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(12), 2260-2267.
    DOI Scopus1
    2018 Teekens, P., Wiechula, R., & Cusack, L. (2018). Perceptions and experiences of nurses and midwives in continuing professional development: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(9), 1758-1763.
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    2018 Dias, M. M., Munn, Z., Porritt, K., Tufanaru, C., Stern, C., Aromataris, E., . . . Schünemann, H. (2018). Use of GRADE in Australian clinical practice guidelines: A methodological review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(11), 2092-2096.
    DOI Scopus1
    2018 Alboliteeh, M., Magarey, J., & Wiechula, R. (2018). The professional journey of Saudi nurse graduates: A lived experience. Clinical Nursing Studies, 6(1), 76-83.
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    2017 Sabyani, H., Wiechula, R., Magarey, J., & Donnelly, F. (2017). Experiences of healthcare professionals of having their significant other admitted to an acute care facility: A qualitative systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(5), 1409-1439.
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    2017 Alboliteeh, M., Magarey, J., & Wiechula, R. (2017). The profile of Saudi nursing workforce: a cross-sectional study. Nursing Research and Practice, 2017, 1-9.
    DOI Europe PMC8
    2017 Feo, R., Conroy, T., Marshall, R., Rasmussen, P., Wiechula, R., & Kitson, A. (2017). Using holistic interpretive synthesis to create practice-relevant guidance for person-centred fundamental care delivered by nurses. Nursing Inquiry, 24(2), 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS28 Europe PMC12
    2017 Voldbjerg, S., Grønkjær, M., Wiechula, R., & Sørensen, E. (2017). Newly graduated nurses' use of knowledge sources in clinical decision-making: An ethnographic study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(9-10), 1313-1327.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS12 Europe PMC3
    2017 Feo, R., Rasmussen, P., Wiechula, R., Conroy, T., & Kitson, A. (2017). Developing effective and caring nurse-patient relationships. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 31(28), 54-63.
    DOI Scopus33 Europe PMC12
    2016 Page, T., Magarey, J., & Wiechula, R. (2016). The impact of exposure time on biophysical parameters of the wound environment and patient comfort during dressing changes: a descriptive study. Wound Practice & Research: Journal of the Australian Wound Management Association, 24(3), 151-158.
    2016 Schultz, T., Roupas, P., Wiechula, R., Krause, D., Gravier, S., Tuckett, A., . . . Kitson, A. (2016). Nutritional interventions for optimizing healthy body composition in older adults in the community: an umbrella review of systematic reviews. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(8), 257-308.
    DOI Scopus7 Europe PMC2
    2016 Wiechula, R., Conroy, T., Kitson, A., Marshall, R., Whitaker, N., & Rasmussen, P. (2016). Umbrella review of the evidence: What factors influence the caring relationship between a nurse and patient?. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(4), 723-734.
    DOI Scopus77 WoS72 Europe PMC37
    2016 Rochmawati, E., Wiechula, R., & Cameron, K. (2016). Current status of palliative care services in Indonesia: a literature review. International Nursing Review, 63(2), 180-190.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS14 Europe PMC8
    2016 Kerr, F., Wiechula, R., Feo, R., Schultz, T., & Kitson, A. (2016). The neurophysiology of human touch and eye gaze and its effects on therapeutic relationships and healing: a scoping review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(4), 60-66.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2016 Dale, C., Wiechula, R., Lewis, A., McArthur, A., Breen, H., Scarborough, A., & Rose, L. (2016). Partnerships to improve oral hygiene practices: Two complementary approaches. Nursing leadership, 29(1), 47-58.
    DOI Scopus2
    2016 Wright, S., Wiechula, R., & McLiesh, P. (2016). The effectiveness of prehabilitation for adults having elective surgery: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(2), 78-92.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC1
    2016 Sabyani, H., Wiechula, R., Magarey, J., & Donnelly, F. (2016). Healthcare professionals' experiences of having a significant other admitted into an acute care facility: a qualitative systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(5), 103-109.
    DOI Scopus1
    2015 Kraft, L., Wiechula, R., & Conroy, T. (2015). The effectiveness of acute pain management for opioid tolerant or opioid dependent patients: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(9), 120-135.
    DOI Europe PMC3
    2015 Sharrad, S., de, C., Aylward, P., & Wiechula, R. (2015). An exploration of adolescents' decisions to abstain or refrain from alcohol consumption in Australian social settings: a qualitative systematic review.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(10), 156-179.
    DOI Scopus1
    2015 Kornhaber, R., Wiechula, R., & McLean, L. (2015). The effectiveness of collaborative models of care that facilitate rehabilitation from a traumatic injury: a systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(8), 190-210.
    DOI Scopus4
    2015 Kornhaber, R., Wiechula, R., & McLean, L. (2015). The effectiveness of collaborative models of care that facilitate rehabilitation from a traumatic injury: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(4), 100-113.
    DOI Scopus3
    2014 Schultz, T., Roupas, P., Wiechula, R., Krause, D., Gravier, S., & Kitson, A. (2014). Nutritional interventions for optimizing healthy body composition in older adults in the community: a protocol for an umbrella review of studies of effectiveness and qualitative perceptions and experiences. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(11), 31-47.
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    2014 Wiechula, R., & Everett, I. (2014). Effectiveness of pro-forma use in the assessment of minor upper limb injuries for minimizing diagnostic error, inappropriate investigations, referral, mismanagement and suboptimal patient care: a systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(8), 27-37.
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    2014 Schultz, T., Kitson, A., Soenen, S., Long, L., Shanks, A., Wiechula, R., . . . Lange, K. (2014). Does a multidisciplinary nutritional intervention prevent nutritional decline in hospital patients? A stepped wedge randomised cluster trial. e-SPEN Journal, 9(2), 284-e90.
    DOI Scopus15
    2013 Kitson, A., Schultz, T., Long, L., Shanks, A., Wiechula, R., Chapman, I., & Soenen, S. (2013). The prevention and reduction of weight loss in an acute tertiary care setting: Protocol for a pragmatic stepped wedge randomised cluster trial (the PRoWL Project). BMC Health Services Research, 13(1), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS12 Europe PMC8
    2013 Donnelly, F., & Wiechula, R. (2013). An example of qualitative comparative analysis in nursing research. Nurse Researcher, 20(6), 6-11.
    DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC1
    2012 Lau, B., Magarey, J., & Wiechula, R. (2012). Violence in the emergency department: an ethnographic study (part II). International Emergency Nursing, 20(3), 126-132.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS40 Europe PMC20
    2012 Lynch, T., Magarey, J., & Wiechula, R. (2012). What is the experience of migrant nurses in attempting to meet the English language requirements for registration in Australia?. Journal of Teaching and Education (Online), 1(3), 143-149.
    2012 McLiesh, P., & Wiechula, R. (2012). Identifying and reducing the incidence of post discharge Venous ThromboEmbolism (VTE) in orthopaedic patients: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 10(41), 2658-2710.
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    2012 Donnelly, F., & Wiechula, R. (2012). Clinical placement and case study methodology: a complex affair. Nurse Education Today, 32(8), 873-877.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC5
    2012 Lau, B., Magarey, J., & Wiechula, R. (2012). Violence in the emergency department: an ethnographic study (Part I). International Emergency Nursing, 20(2), 69-75.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS15 Europe PMC8
    2012 McLiesh, P., & Wiechula, R. (2012). Identifying and reducing the incidence of post discharge Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in orthopaedic patients: a systematic review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 10(28 Suppl), 1-14.
    DOI Europe PMC2
    2011 Conlon, L., & Wiechula, R. (2011). Preparing nurses for future disasters - the Sichuan experience. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14(4), 246-250.
    DOI Scopus13
    2011 Kitson, A., Silverston, H., Wiechula, R., Zeitz, K., Marcoionni, D., & Page, T. (2011). Clinical nursing leaders’, team members’ and service managers’ experiences of implementing evidence at a local level. Journal of Nursing Management, 19(4 Sp Iss), 542-555.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS20 Europe PMC18
    2011 Frankowska, D., & Wiechula, R. (2011). Women's experience of becoming caregivers to their ill partners: Gadamerian hermeneutics. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17(1), 48-53.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2010 Rochmawati, E., & Wiechula, R. (2010). Education strategies to foster health professional students' clinical reasoning skills. Nursing and Health Sciences, 12(2), 244-250.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS28 Europe PMC13
    2009 Wiechula, R., Kitson, A., Marcoionni, D., Page, T., Zeitz, K., & Silverston, H. (2009). Improving the fundamentals of care for older people in the acute hospital setting: facilitating practice improvement using a Knowledge Translation Toolkit. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 7(4), 283-295.
    DOI Scopus23 Europe PMC20
    2009 Gordge, L., De Young, J., & Wiechula, R. (2009). Reducing functional decline of older people in an acute-care setting: are we providing adequate care to maintain/optimise the functional status of our elder patients?. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 7(3), 181-186.
    DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC3
    2009 Davy, C., Lovino, C., Kavanagh, S., & Wiechula, R. (2009). Organisational challenges when enabling ease of access for the elderly around a large acute hospital campus. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 2009(7), 296-300.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC2
    2009 Mcliesh, P., Mungall, D., & Wiechula, R. (2009). Are we providing the best possible pain management for our elderly patients in the acute-care setting?. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 7(3), 173-180.
    DOI Scopus12 Europe PMC6
    2009 Pearson, A., Wiechula, R., Jordan, Z., & Louey, M. (2009). Policy related to abdominoplasty in publicly funded elective surgery programs: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 2009(7), 75-93.
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    2009 Pearson, A., Wiechula, R., Jordan, Z., & Stern, C. (2009). Policy related to varicose veins in publicly funded elective surgery programs: a comprehensive systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 7(4), 250-269.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC2
    2009 Pearson, A., Wiechula, R., Jordan, Z., & Henstridge, V. (2009). Policy related to rhinoplasty in publicly funded elective surgery programs: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 7(2), 94-111.
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    2007 Pearson, A., Wiechula, R., Court, A., & Lockwood, C. (2007). A re-consideration of what constitutes "evidence" in the healthcare professions. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20(1), 85-88.
    DOI Scopus53 WoS51 Europe PMC36
    2006 Pearson, A., O'Brien Pallas, L., Thomson, D., Doucette, E., Tucker, D., Wiechula, R., . . . Jordan, Z. (2006). Systematic review of evidence on the impact of nursing workload and staffing on establishing healthy work environments. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 4(4), 337-384.
    DOI Europe PMC22
    2006 Donnelly, F., & Wiechula, R. (2006). The lived experience of a tracheostomy tube change: a phenomenological study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15(9), 1115-1122.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS21 Europe PMC16
    2006 Pearson, A., Pallas, L. O., Thomson, D., Doucette, E., Tucker, D., Wiechula, R., . . . Jordan, Z. (2006). Systematic review of evidence on the impact of nursing workload and staffing on establishing healthy work environments.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 4(8), 1-69.
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    2005 Pearson, A., Wiechula, R., Court, A., & Lockwood, C. (2005). The JBI model of evidence-based health care. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 3(8), 207-215.
    DOI Europe PMC79
    2003 Wiechula, R. (2003). The use of moist wound-healing dressings in the management of split-thickness skin graft donor sites: a systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 9(2), S9-S17.
    DOI Scopus102 Europe PMC51
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2012 Kitson, A., Wiechula, R., Salmond, S., & Jordan, Z. (2012). Knowledge translation in healthcare. United States of America: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    2000 Pearson, A., Wiechula, R., Nay, R., Mitchell, A., & Hodgkinson, B. (2000). Promoting Best Practice in the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers. Australia: The Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Wiechula, R. J., Conroy, T., & Mcliesh, P. (2019). Evidence-based practice/knowledge translation: a practical guide. In E. Chang, & J. Daly (Eds.), Transitions in Nursing Preparing for Professional Practice (5th ed.).
    2016 Wiechula, R., Conroy, T., & McLiesh, P. (2016). Evidence-based practice/knowledge translation: a practical guide. In E. Chang, & J. Daly (Eds.), Transitions in Nursing: Preparing for Professional Practice, 4th edition (4th ed., pp. 175-193). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier.
    2015 Kitson, A., Wiechula, R., Conroy, T., Whitaker, N., Holly, C., & Salmond, S. (2015). Case study of the Signature Project - an Australian- US knowledge translation project. In G. Harvey, & A. Kitson (Eds.), Implementing evidence-based practice in healthcare: A facilitation guide (1 ed., pp. 185-204). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
    2015 Wiechula, R., Shanks, A., Schultz, T., Whitaker, N., & Kitson, A. (2015). Case study of the PRoWL project - a whole-system implementation project involving nursing and dietetic lead facilitators. In G. Harvey, & A. Kitson (Eds.), Implementing evidence-based practice in healthcare: A facilitation guide (1 ed., pp. 169-184). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2011 Long., Kitson., Shanks, A., Wiechula., Schultz., Chapman., . . . Whitaker. (2011). Preparing to PROWL‐prevention and reduction of weight loss in the acute care setting. In International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare Vol. 9 (pp. 311-312). Adelaide, Australia.
    2010 Kitson, A., Marcoionni, D., Page, T., Wiechula, R., & Zeitz, K. (2010). Using knowledge translation to transform the fundamentals of care: the older person and improving care project. In Proceedings of Oxford Knowledge Translation symposium (pp. 61-71). UK.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2019 Barker, T., Munn, Z., Dias, M., Porritt, K., Tufanaru, C., Stern, C., . . . Schunemann, H. (2019). Use of GRADE in Australian clinical practice guidelines. Poster session presented at the meeting of G-I-N & JBI 2019 Adelaide.
    2014 Salkaya, A., Wiechula, R., & Kernick, J. (2014). The lived experiences of graduate nurses working in an intensive care unit as first placement after graduation: A phenomenological study. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC.
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    2014 Rochmawati, E., Wiechula, R., & Cameron, K. (2014). Family caregiver involvement in home based palliative care for cancer patients in Indonesia. Poster session presented at the meeting of Asia-Pacific Journal Of Clinical Oncology. Melbourne, Vic.: Wiley.
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  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2013 Kitson, A., Wiechula, R., Conroy, T., Muntlin Athlin, A., & Whitaker, N. (2013). The future shape of the nursing workforce: a synthesis of the evidence of factors that impact on quality nursing care. School of Nursing, University of Adelaide.
    2011 Kitson, A., Wiechula, R., Zeitz, K., Marcoionni, D., Page, T., & Silverston, H. (2011). Improving older people's care in one acute hospital setting: a realist evaluation of a KT intervention. School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide.
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor Testing a conversation tool to improve nurses' confidence to initiate end of life conversations for individuals with chronic conditions in a rural setting. Master of Philosophy (Clinical Science) Master Part Time Ms Nicole Ann Dawes
    2020 Principal Supervisor Factors influencing self-management of adults living with HIV on Antiretroviral Therapy: a mixed methods study in Northwest Ethiopia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Habtamu Abera Areri
    2019 Principal Supervisor Understanding Followership from a Saudi Nurses' Perspective: A Grounded Theory Study. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sulaiman Mohammed Alanazi
    2018 Principal Supervisor Psychosocial predictors of nurses' intentions to respond to patients' requests for legal assisted dying Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Richard Wilson
    2017 Co-Supervisor The Use of Structured Nursing Assessment Tools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Paul Mcliesh
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Determinants of Nursing-Sensitive Patient Safety Outcome Among Patients Admitted to Medical and Surgical Acute Care Settings in Ethiopia: A Mixed-Methods Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ashagre Molla Assaye
    2016 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Geriatric Nursing-Sensitive Indicators, a Framework for Delivering Quality Nursing Care for the Older Person: A Scoping Review Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Kim Elizabeth Griggs
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor When a patient's family member is a nurse: a portfolio of research Doctor of Nursing Doctorate Full Time Mr Hussamaldeen Mohammed M Sabyani
    2012 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Roads to Recovery: Adult Burn Survivors' 'Lived Experience' of Rehabilitation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Rachel Kornhaber
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor An Exploration of Palliative Care Services in Two Palliative Care Facilities in Indonesia: An Ethnographic Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Erna Rochmawati
    2012 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Designing a Simulation Intervention to Reduce Stress among New Graduate Registered Nurses in the Intensive Care Units in Saudi Arabia: A Mixed Methods Design Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ayidah Sanad Mubarak Alqarni
    2010 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Choosing to become a Nurse in Saudi Arabia and the Lived Experience of New Graduates: A Mixed Methods Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammed Alboliteeh
    2008 - 2009 Co-Supervisor People with Cancer from Rural Areas Undergoing Treatment in Metropolitan Hospitals: Rural-Urban Differentials and the Impact of Cancer Treatment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Kate Cameron
    2006 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The Influence of Clinical Placement and Experimental Learning on Student Nurse Development: An Exploratory Case Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time APrf Francis Donnelly
    2006 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Trauma Teams in Action Doctor of Nursing Doctorate Part Time Mrs Lisa Conlon
    2005 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Violence in the Emergency Department: An Ethnographic Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Jacqui Lau
    2005 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The impact of exposure time on biophysical parameters of the wound environment and patient comfort during dressing changes: a descriptive study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Tamara Page
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2017 - ongoing Board Member Program Board Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Co-Chair Australasian Region Committee of Joanna Briggs Institute Collaborating Centres
    2011 - ongoing Member Research & Research Teaching Committee, Adelaide Nursing School
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    1994 - ongoing Member Australian Wound Management Association
    1993 - ongoing Member South Australian Wound Management Association
    1981 - ongoing Member Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2014 - ongoing Editor Editorial Board of the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Academic Lead Innovation, Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
    2004 - ongoing Peer reviewer, International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
    1998 - ongoing Peer reviewer, International Journal of Nursing Practice
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134878
  • Email: rick.wiechula@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3594
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Room: WS4059.20
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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