Researcher profile for Jean Ross
Jean is an Associate Professor and has been working at Otago Polytechnic since 2003. She is a Registered Nurse, holds a BN and a Master of Arts, and completed her Doctorate in 2017.
From 1994-2003, she was co-director of the National Centre for Rural Health and instrumental in the development of interdisciplinary postgraduate nursing education. In 2008, she received the Rural General Practice Network Peter Snow Memorial Award in recognition of her national contribution to rural health care.
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Crawley, J. & Ross, J. (2019) Highs and Lows: navigating a rural maze of narrative inquiry. Australasian Nurse Educators Conference (ANEC) 2019 Navigating the future of nursing together through education and practice, 18 November 2019, Dunedin.
Josephine Crawley, Jean Ross
Ross, J. (2019) Learners’ educational interaction with communities have proven to impact positively on local health care outcomes. ITP Research Symposium, Whanaungatanga, Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, 15-16 April
Ross, J. & Crawley, J. (2019) Pioneers: Nurses Responding to the Changing Health Care Context. NZRGPN National Rural Health Conference 2019, Blenheim.
Josephine Crawley, Jean Ross
Ross, J & Synder, A. (2019) Global Rural Nursing Student Exchange: Fostering Worldview Intelligence towards Solution- focused on community wellbeing. Australasian Nurse Educators Conference (ANEC), 18-19 November, Dunedin,
Ross, J. & Mahoney, L., & Crawley, J. (2019) Nurse learners’ educational interaction with communities have proven to impact positively on the sustainability of local health care outcomes: A study set in New Zealand. A study set in New Zealand. Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference, London, UK. August 27-30 2019.
Josephine Crawley, Laurie Mahoney, Jean Ross
Ross, J., Collins, E., & Crawley, J. (2019) Sustainable practice: An emerging educational model set in New Zealand. Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference, London, UK
Emma Collins, Josephine Crawley, Jean Ross
Ross, J, (2019) ‘Place’ originally defined by John Agnew as a ‘place framework’ has been adapted to inform the sustainability content of the undergraduate nursing degree: A study situated in New Zealand. Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference, London, UK. August 27-30 2019.
Crawley, J. & Ross, J. (2019) Building caring nursing students through client narrative. Storytelling for Health International Conference: Patient Stories. June 27-29th 2019. Swansea, Wales, Great Britain.
Josephine Crawley, Jean Ross
Ross, J., & Crawley, J. (2018) Appreciating rural nurses’ contribution to the delivery of health care through narrative inquiry and photo images: A study situated in New Zealand. 2018 International Rural Nursing Conference: Advancing Rural Health through our REACH: Research, Empowerment, Academics, Clinical Practice and Health Promotion July 23-26, 2018 | Nashville Airport Marriott | Nashville, Tennessee.
Ross, J. (2018) The Development of a Transformational Model: A Learner-centered Approach to Enhance Nursing Competence Scope Contemporary Research Topics (Learning and Teaching), 6.
Ross, J. (2018) Conceptualising ‘place’ and its relationship with health care professionals' 2018 National Rural Health Conference being held at the Pullman Auckland, 5 - 8 April 2018.
Ross, J. (2017) Rural Health, Education and Research – Building Capacity Together. Oral presentation at the School of Midwifery Research Seminar.
Ross, J. (2017) Editorial: Uniqueness of place as defined by its interactions. Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Health & Wellbeing, 2 Place ISSN (hardcopy) 2537-8872: ISSN (online) 2537-8880
Ross, J. (2017) A study to reveal student nurses' perceptions of clinical rural placements. New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Newsletter.
Ross, J. and Crawley, J. (2017) Capturing rural nurses' stories: engaging in the past to inform the future. Inaugural Rural Research Day; Thursday 30th March. Royal NZ College of GPs Rural Chapter research day attached to the National Rural Health Conference 2017.
Ross, J. & Mahoney, L. (2017) Educational experiences of student nurses ability to reduce health disparities. Poster presented at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Conference March 2017 in Wellington.
Laurie Mahoney, Jean Ross
Ross, J. (2017) 'Place' is more than a physical location: A broader engagement of 'place' to further understand nursing practice. Scope: Contemporary Research Topics, Health & Wellbeing 2, Place. ISSN (hardcopy) 2537-8872: ISSN (online) 2537-8880.
Ross, J. (2017) Place-based rural primary health care nursing practice: A study set in rural Otago, New Zealand. Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Health & Wellbeing, 2 Place, ISSN (hardcopy) 2537-8872: ISSN (online) 2537-8880 www.thescopes.org
Ross, J. (2017) Case Study: From Practice to Evidence and Evidence to Practice: Bachelor of Nursing Year 3. Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Learning and Teaching, 3, Powerful Assessment, December. www.thescopes.org
Ross, J. (2017) Editorial: Contemporary health care concerning student nurses. School of Nursing Online Journal Vol 3 (1)
Ross, J., Crawley, J., Thompson, R. & Ditzel, L. (2017) Sharing stories of nursing: How has rural nurses' practice evolved? Co-authored paper presented by Josie Crawley and Raeleen Thompson at the Technology, Transformation Australian Nurse Educators Conference (ANEC), 28-30 September, St Margaret’s College, Christchurch, NZ.
Josephine Crawley, Elizabeth Ditzel, Jean Ross, Raeleen Thompson
Crawley, J. & Ross, J. (2017) A place for simulation in primary health nursing education: What does it look like? Scope Health & Wellbeing place 2 ISSN (hardcopy) 2537-8872: ISSN (online) 2537-8880 www.thescopes.org
3rd Year students (2016) Sustainability in Palmerston (August)
Ross, J. (2016) Editorial. School of Nursing Online Journal. Vol 2 (1) 2016.
Ross, J. (2016) Nurses/multidisciplinary training session. Rural Nursing National Workshop at the National Rural Health Conference 31 March - 3 April, Dunedin. http://www.nurse.org.nz/daily-news,listing,957,national-rural-health-conference-2016.html Developed, lead and facilitated this national workshop/forum. Generated research funding to support this forum in which we launched the three year research rural nurse storytelling project.
Students 3rd year (2016) Sustainability in Lawrence (March)
3rd Year Students (2016) Sustainability in Wanaka (July)
3rd Year Students (2016) Sustainability in Balclutha (June)
Ross, J. (2016) 'Place' Matters to Rural Nurses. PhD thesis located Department of Geography, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Ross, J. (2016) Editorial: Sustainability and Nursing Practice. School of Nursing Online Journal. Vol 2 (3) 2016.
Ross, J. (2015) How to maintain excellence in clinical experience. Nurses Gathering, 13 October.
Ross, J. (2015) The Changing Dynamics of Primary Health Care Papers/Placements. Invited Key Note speaker at a professional meeting "How to Maintain Excellence in the Clinical Experience" A two day dialogue 13 an 14 October held by UCOL in Palmerston North. recognised for my expertise in this area of rsearch and practice......
Humphrey, R., Milne, R.,& Ross, J. (2015) Student Health in Tertiary Education. ITP Sports Research Symposium, EIT Hawkes Bay, 9 October.
Richard Humphrey, Jean Ross
Ross, J. & Ditzel, L. (2013) Evaluating the effectiveness of film as an educational resource for rural nursing. Proceedings of the Australasian Nurse Educators Conference. TePapa, Wellington, NZ. 9-11 October, 2013, pp 49-50.
Ross, J. (2013) Professional boundaries in rural practice. New Zealand Rural General Practice Conference, Rotorua.
Ross, J. (2013) Editorial. Care, context and compassion change lives. School of Nursing Journal 1(1). Editorial. Care, context and compassion change lives. http://www.nursingjournal.co.nz/volume-one-2013/editorial-volume-one-2013/
Officer, K., Munroe, J. & Ross, J. (2013) No Zombies. Presented at the Totally In Spiringly Youth Health Conference, 11-12 October, Wellington.
Mahoney, L. & Ross, J. (2012) Parental mental illness effects on children and nursing responsibilities in primary health care. LOGIC - the Journal of the College of Primary Health Care Nurses, June 2012, 16-19.
Ross, J. (2012) Understanding Rural Practice, Rural General Practice Network Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand, March.
Ross, J. (2012) Place is central to understand the construction of rural nursing. New Zealand Nurses Organisation Research Conference Nelson, New Zealand, November. The content of this research paper is based on my PhD research and promotes how the concept 'place' opens up the possibilities of understanding rural nursing as a 'place-based practice' rather than place only being a physical geographical location where practice is performed. the concept 'place' is central to understand the construction of rural nursing. Social geography provides the interface between social and geographic worlds uncovering the dynamic nature of rural nursing practice. From this presentation Dr Jill Clendon (a delegate at my presentation) followed up with me in 2013 to use this concept of place in a revised textbook I provided her with the 2012 publication of a chapter I had published in D. Molinari & A. Bushy (Eds). Rural nurse: Transition to Practice. New York: Springer Publishing Company. September 2012.
Ross, J. & Olsen, R. (2012) Online professional education, networking and support eliminating isolation barriers among rural health professionals - a pilot. Report New Zealand Rural General Practice Network, December 2012.
Ross, J. (2012) Place Based Practice: A New Zealand Nursing Education Model. In D. Molinari & A. Bushy, eds, Rural nurse: Transition to Practice. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2012. 14 pages.
Ross, J. (2011) Rural life in one rural community in Central Otago, New Zealand. School of Nursing, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin; Rural Health Opportunities; screened at the Rural General Practice Network Conference in 2011 and, on invitation from Rural Women New Zealand, screened on location with community members. Community members were invited to contribute to the ongoing research in the development of this film; future dialogue and ongoing work in the development of a further production is progressing.
Ross, J. (2011) Imagined Geographies: Towards an Understanding of Rural Nursing as a Place-based Practice in New Zealand. Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual International Conference, in London, England (31 August-2 September).
Ross, J. (2011) ‘Place’ as central to understand the construction of rural nursing in New Zealand. Presented Rural Health Conference 2011, New York, USA. Original research situated in the discipline of social geography, providing exciting findings contributing to these theories. The concept ‘place’ provides a framework to present the analysis. 'Place’ comprises ‘location’, the physical setting or sites of practice; ‘locale’ provides the space where social relations emerge, within and external to the ‘location', capturing the other, difference and power relations. 'Sense of place’ links the emotional attachment nurses have to 'place', noting a strong sense of belonging and commitment. The framework is used to analyse how rural nurses are constructed within and beyond the community as critical in understanding the rural nurse’s identity within the wider nursing profession.
Latta, L. & Ross, J. (2010) Exploring the impact of palliative care education for care assistants employed in residential aged care facilities in Otago,New Zealand, Sites: New Series. 7(2), 30-52.
Ross, J. (2010) Rural Nursing: Acknowledging Practice in Place. Rural General Practice Conference, Christchurch. April. Presentation summarised current research and the framework I had interpreted from social geography to support analysis. The framework, related to the concept of ‘place’ from social geography, provides an effective framework to present the analysis. 'Place’ comprises ‘location’, and includes the physical setting or sites of nursing practice; ‘locale’ provides the space where social relations emerge, within and external to the ‘location', discussed as 'flows and movement’,capturing ‘the other’, difference and power relations. 'Sense of place’ links the emotional attachment nurses have to 'place', noting a strong sense of belonging and commitment to place.
Ross, J. (2010) Using technology to support rural nurses in practice. Rural General Practice Conference, Christchurch, April.
Ross, J. (2010) New Zealand Nursing, Island Nursing Symposium, Okinawa, Japan. March. Invited international speaker at Island Nursing Symposium in Okinawa, Japan. A PhD and Masters symposium for local nursing students. Presentation showcased a history of New Zealand nursing and rural nursing.
Ross, J. (2010) Rural nursing a place based practice, Island Nursing Symposium, Okinawa, Japan. March 2010. Invited international speaker at Island Nursing Symposium in Okinawa, Japan. A PhD and Masters symposium for local nursing students. Presentation related to analysis of my PhD on rural nursing as a place-based practice, using theory developed from social geography related to 'place'.
Ross, J. (2009) Preliminary analysis - subject positions of Rural Nurses within the Otago rural context. Health Research Forum, Otago Polytechnic. 10 June. Presented current research associated with the occupational identities of rural nurses. Positioned this research within social geography and the theoretical concepts associated with 'place' as a way of analysing and presenting the research findings.
Ross, J. (2009) The development and production of Rural Text Book. Health Group Research Forum, Otago Polytechnic. April.
Ross, J. (2009) Rural Communities: Acknowledging Practice in Place. College of General Practice Research Conference, Wellington. Conference was held in September. Full paper is on the College of General Practice website. Invited keynote address to multidisciplinary primary health-care participants relating to current research. Stimulated ongoing debate relating to my understanding of social geography's use of the concept of 'place' to understand rural communities and practice.
Ross, J. (2008) Rural Nursing: Aspects of Practice. Rural Health Opportunities, Dunedin, (2008) ISBN 978-0-473-13351-1, 257 pages. Reprinted in 2010 & 2011 in English. In 2011 sections of the book have been translated into Japanese. This textbook is an edited volume comprising 17 chapters produced from individual NZ rural nurses’ Masters research studies. The text has been distributed widely throughout educational institutions, libraries and organisations within NZ, and rural educational institutions in Australia, Japan, UK, Canada and America. This book is available on the NZ Ministry of Health website.
Ross, J. (2008) Education initiatives-future collaboration. Health Group Research Forum, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin. March.
Ross, J. (2008) Awakenings for Rural Nurses. Invited speaker from the Ministry of Health to contribute to a small conference (invitation only), Wellington, New Zealand. I presented 'Embedding the Ideas: taking nursing research & putting it into practice'. April. Presentation was based on 14 years of working alongside and with rural nurses nationally through research - research which informed the development of the first postgraduate education programme dedicated for rural practitioners, and further evaluation research which showcased how ideas come to fruition.
Ross, J. (2007) Rural Practice: rural nurses' emerging nursing practice and their contribution to the delivery of rural health care since 1994. Health Group Research Forum, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin. 26 July. Presented current research associated with the occupational identities of rural nurses.
Ross, J. Stewart, S., & Baldwin, H. (2007) Bringing Rural Nurses Closer Together; Eliminating the Isolation Barrier Rural and Remote Health, European Section Online Journal www.deakin.edu.au 2007, 3 pages. Letter to the Editor. Acknowledgment of geographical and professional isolation for rural practitioners and the use of a collaborative research project with rural high schools to use technology by health practitioners to improve education and peer review is discussed alongside the benefical outcomes of the study results.
Ross, J., Stewart, S. & Baldwin, H. (2007) Eliminating the Isolation Barrier Through Technology Practice Nurse, (2007) February, p.30-33.
Ross, J., & Kemp, T. (2006) Education for Advancing Community Nursing Practice. The Practice Nurse, College of Practice Nurses, Wellington, 5 (4), January, 30-31. 2 pages. Discussion relating to the advancement of technology and its use for educational purposes, using example of a rural nurses' practice on Pitt Island (furthest island off NZ,) and introducing the concept of providing online postgraduate education using technology to provide learners with content, discussion and facilitation.
Ross, J. & Murrell-McMillan, K. (2006) Rural Nurse National Network. The Practice Nurse, (2006) Sept-Oct p.34-35. Summary of the historical and contemporary development of the Rural Nurse National Network in NZ.
Ross, J. (2006) Leadership and Rural Nurses. Rural General Practice Network’s National Conference, Christchurch, May. Discussed the progress rural nurses have made over the previous 10 years and 'where to from here', giving examples of excellent resources and means to develop leadership through policy development, research and networking and the use of technology.
Ross, J. (2006) The Development of Rural Nursing, Zonta Women’s dinner, Dunedin. Historical overview of the development of rural nursing in New Zealand.
Ross, J. & Conder, J. (2005) Community Profile & Health Needs Assessment St Clair/ South Dunedin Online resource for an Otago Polytechnic postgraduate community health course Bill Robertson Library, Dunedin
Ross, J. & Kemp, T. (2005) The Principles of Rural nursing- An Education and Practice Responsibility Nurse Educators Australasian Conference, Dunedin August
Ross, J (2005) Rural Nursing-Advancing Practice Rural General Practice Network’s National Conference, Auckland May
Ross, J. (2005) Education Resource Tool for Effective Rural Teamwork The Primary Focus 2: Moving in the Right Direction Conference, Wellington March 2.5 hour workshop
Ross, J. (2004) Historical Development of the contempory rural nurse in New Zealand PhD proposal to Victoria University, Wellington
Ross, J. (2004) Teamwork in Rural Practice Rural and Remote Health, European Section 2004 Online Journal www.deakin.edu.au
Ross, J. (2004) An Education Programme to Foster Teamwork for Rural Teams 4th Canadian Rural Health Research Society & International Rural Nursing Congress, Ontario, Canada
Ross, J. & Royce, K. (2004) Education Resource Tool for Effective Rural Teamwork Rural Nurse National Network & Rural General Practice Network Conference Christchurch
Ross, J. (2004) Rural Nursing a Research Phenomenon Otago Polytechnic Workshop September
Ross, J (2004) A Rural Focus for Health Education & Effective Teamwork Otago Polytechnic Open Lecture August
Ross, J and others (2003) The Successful Design and Delivery of Rural Health Services: Facilitating Community Participation National Centre for Rural Health, Dept Public Health & General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Otago ISBN 0-9582475-2-8
Ross, J. (2003) An Educational Programme to Foster Collaboration for Rural Teams Centre for Rural Health: Christchurch, New Zealand ISBN 0-9582475-0-1
Jones, S. & Ross, J. (2003) Describing Your Scope of Practice: A Resource for Rural Nurses Centre for Rural Health Accessible from Centre for Rural Health, Christchurch, New Zealand ISBN 0-9582475-6-0
Ross,J. (2003) The Changing Face of Rural Nursing Keynote address in the Primary Health Care Nursing Conference, Wellington, New Zealand
Ross, J. (2003) Educational Resource Tool for Rural Teams Rural General Practice and Rural Nurse National Network Conference, Christchurch
Ross, J. (2003) Role Identification: An impediment to effective core primary health care teamwork? 2nd International Nurse Practitioners’ Network Conference, Adelaide, Australia
Ross, J (2002) Competency and Career Framework for Rural Nurses in New Zealand National Centre for Rural Health, Dept Public Health & General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Otago
Ross, J (2002) Insight Into the Practice of Rural Nursing. The Practice Nurse Feb., Vol. 2(2) 22-23
Ross, J. (2002) “Rural Perspective of Health Beliefs” and “Rural Community Profiling” Rural Health Promotion Conference, Wanganui DHB
Ross, J. (2001) Dimensions of Team Effectiveness in Rural Health Service Centre for Rural Health: Christchurch, New Zealand ISBN 0-9582474-4-7
Ross,J (2001) Role Identification: An Impediment To Effective Core Primary Health Care Teamwork? School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Victoria, Wellington. 162
Ross, J (2001) Perspective on the developing advanced role of rural nursing in New Zealand Health Manager March, Vol 8 (1) 19-21.
Ross, J. (2001) “A new look at the essential elements necessary for effective teamwork- Taking a personal approach” Inaugural conference of the International Network of Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses, in Dublin.
Ross, J. (2001) “The Past, Present & Future of Rural Nursing" Keynote Rural Nurses Inaugural National Conference:Christchurch
Bidwell, S and Ross, J (2001) An International Literature Search and Review of RuralTeamwork and Teambuilding Centre for Rural Health : Christchurch, New Zealand 0-9582474-3-9
Litchfield, Merian & Ross, Jean (2000) The Role of Rural Nurses National Survey Centre for Rural Health : Christchurch, New Zealand ISBN 0-9582474-0-4 (Internet)
Ross, J. & Jones, S. (2000) Defining the Role of a Rural Health Nurse Kai Tiaki Nursing NZ, July 20 20
Ross, J. (2000) “The Rural Nurse Practitioner Role in New Zealand” Keynote Nurse Practitioner Conference, Sydney
Ross, J. (2000) “The Advanced Role of Rural Nursing in New Zealand” College of Nurses Aotearoa conference, Christchurch.
Ross, J. (2000) “Research in Progress: The National Role of Rural Nurses in New Zealand” WONCA regional conference, Christchurch.