Dr Christine Alavi PhD(Murd) MA(Lit&Comm)(Murd), GradDipPsych, BA(Murd) *Dr Alavi has ceased working at SCU. This page is no longer being updated. Dr Alavi was Associate Professor in the School of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Nursing and Health Care Practices at the Coffs Harbour campus of Southern Cross University. Her research interests include the narrative of madness, the delivery of psycho-oncology services, the education of health care assistants and the evaluation of problem-based learning in nursing in different countries.
30th Anniversary commentary on Morse J.M., Bottorff J., Anderson G., O'Brien B. & Solberg S. (1992) Beyond empathy: expanding expressions of caring. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 17, 809-821., Journal of Advanced Nursing (2006)
As I have suggested elsewhere (Alavi 2005) we, in nursing, have not written about ‘caring’...
Breaking-in bodies: teaching, nursing, initiations or what's love got to do with it?, Contemporary Nurse (2005)
Student nurses from universities are often ill-prepared for working with patients for whom they may...
Evaluation of problem-based learning nursing graduates (with Marie Cooke and M Don), Focus on Health Professional Education (2002)
This paper evaluates the learning experiences of graduates and near graduates of a problem-based Bachelor...
Mad talk: attending to the language of distress (with Marie Crowe), Nursing Inquiry (1999)
This paper will examine how the narrative of one woman, Madeleine, can be constructed as...
Bag ladies: from the wards to the streets, Contemporary Nurse (1998)
This paper discusses the movement of inmates from mental hospitals to the community with particular...
Problem based learning in a health sciences curriculum, School of Health and Human Sciences Papers (1995)
Problem-based learning is an approach which places the student at the centre of the learning...
Women & mental health after Burdekin : conference proceedings, School of Health and Human Sciences Papers (1995)
Issues in mental health policy, School of Health and Human Sciences Papers (1994)
Contributions to Books
Foreword, Problem-based learning in nursing : a new model for a new context (2000)
Approaching problem-based learning (with Marie Cooke), Problem-based learning in a health sciences curriculum (1995)
Assessing problem-based learning (with Marie Cooke), Problem-based learning in a health sciences curriculum (1995)
Developing a learning package, Problem-based learning in a health sciences curriculum (1995)
Helping teachers to help students learn, Problem-based learning in a health sciences curriculum (1995)
Facilitative tutoring: how can it be understood and improved? (with Don Margetson), Proceedings of Educational research : making a difference: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference (1993)
Empirical evidence, gained from group discussions with both staff and students, points to the need...