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Research from Ditzel, Elizabeth

Research Outputs

Conference Contribution - Published Paper

Ditzel, L. (2017) Teaching clinical reasoning: the 'klinky' box activity. Abstract published in proceedings of Australasian Nurse Educators Conference (ANEC), September 28-30, Christchurch, NZ.

Ditzel, L., Lesa, R., & Hogarth, K. (2015) Teaching using an immersive 'hands-on' learning approach. Australasian Nurse Educators Conference(ANEC), Co-Creating the future, November 11-13, Auckland. Conference abstracts, p.55.

Ditzel, L., & Lesa, R. (2014) Immersive Learning in Nursing Education Paper presented to the AKO Research in Progress Colloquium, Christchurch, NZ and published in in the Proceedings of the AKO Research in Progress Colloquium (p.24).

Ross, J., & Ditzel, L. (2013) Evaluating the effectiveness of film as an educational resource for rural nursing Proceedings of the Australasian Nurse Educators Conference (ANEC). TePapa, Wellington, NZ. 9-11 October, 2013, pp.49-50.


Ditzel, L., Hogarth, K., & Lesa, R. (2016) Evaluating the effectiveness of immersive learning in nurse education: Go over it, see it, get it! ISBN 978-1-927202-91-3 Ako Aotearoa - Health Resources 2016.

Oral Presentation

Ditzel, L. (2015) Building knowledge using boxes and stories: A learning activity Proceedings of the 'Co-Creating the future 'Australian Nurse Educators Conference (ANEC) Conference, November 11-13, 2015, Auckland (p.24.)

Ditzel, L. (2012) What's in the box? Using children's picture books to encourage critical thinking. Paper abstract reviewed and accepted for oral presentation at the NZNO Nursing Research Section Conference 2012: Walking the talk: Moving evidence into action, 23-24 November, Nelson, New Zealand. Presented with a certificate of oral presentation.

Crawley, J., Walton,S. & Ditzel, L. (2012) Introducing death and loss concepts to nursing students: Children's picture books for grown up learning. Conference Handbook, Death Down Under (DDU) 2012 Conference, June 28-29, Otago Museum, Dunedin.

Conference Contribution - Other

Ditzel, L., & Lesa, R. (2015) Caring for a manikin: How real can it be? ANEC Co-Creating the future conference, November 11-13, Auckland, abstract, pp 92-93. Mini oral presentation (3 minutes) given at the poster session, presented by Raewyn Lesa.

Wheeler, A., & Ditzel, L. (2015) A teacher's reflections on using Adobe Connect to deliver Year one online lectures. ANEC Co-creating the future, November 11-13, Auckland.

Journal Article

Wilson-Salt, R., Brinkman, A. & Ditzel, L. (2011) Professional development of New Zealand nurses: Learning options and opportunities. Scope: Learning and Teaching. November, 2011, pp. 110-122.

Crawley, J., Ditzel, L. & Walton, S. (2011) How to build reflective learning through children's picture storybooks. Scope: Learning and Teaching. November, 2011, pp. 40-50.

Ditzel, E. M. (2009) Job stress among nurses: The implications for the healthcare profession. International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 1(2) pp. 125-142.

Chapter in Book

Ditzel, E., Strach, P. & Pirozek, P. (2008) An enquiry into good hospital governance: A New Zealand-Czech comparison. In Pillai, M. P. (Ed.) Hospital Management: New initiatives/dimensions, Icfai Books: the Icfai University Press, India. ISBN: 978-81-314-1946-5, Chapter 16, pp. 215-237.

Hall, E. (now Ditzel) (2008) Managerial dilemmas: Pumpkin Patch In Bartol, K., Tein, M. Matthews, G. & Sharma, B. Management: A Pacific Rim Focus, 5E, Australia: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 9780070135055 p.85

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