Professor Don Gorman
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|Qualifications||DipAppSc LincolnIHS , BEd La Trobe , MEd La Trobe , EdD La Trobe|
Fields of Research (FoR)
Mental Health Nursing
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Fellow, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Fellow, Royal College of Nursing Australia
USQ Research affiliations
Centre for Health Sciences Research (CHSR)
Currently teaching courses/programs
MHN5120 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 1
MHN5130 Counselling & Groupwork
MHN5160 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 2
MHN5170 Healing & Therapeutics
HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences
HSC8060 – Research Project Design
HSC8070 – Health Masters Project A
HSC8080 – Health Masters Project B
Chair University Ethics Committee
Chair University Research Committee
Research most recent
Stuart, L., & Gorman, D. (2015). The experiences of Indigenous health workers enrolled in a bachelor of nursing at a regional Australian university. Alternative, 11(1).
Nielsen, A., Stuart, L., & Gorman, D. (Accepted 2014). Confronting the cultural challenge of the whiteness of nursing: Aboriginal registered nurses’ perspectives. Contemporary Nurse. 48(2), xxx-xxx
Gorman, D., & Cross, W. (2014). Cultural issues in mental health. In K. Edward, I. Munro, A. Welch & A. Robins (Eds.), Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis (2nd ed., pp. 487 - 504). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Research most notable
Gorman, D 2010, 'Maslow's hierarchy and social and emotional wellbeing', Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 27-9.
Eley, R, Gorman, D & Gately, J 2010, 'Didgeridoos, songs and boomerangs for asthma management', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 39-45.
Eley, R & Gorman, D 2010, 'Didgeridoo playing and singing to support asthma management in Aboriginal Australians', Journal of Rural Health, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 100-4.
Gorman, D., & Toombs, M. (2009). Matching research methodology with Australian Indigenous culture. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 33(3).
Gorman, D, Buikstra, E, Hegney, D, Pearce, S, Rogers-Clark, C, Weir, J & McCullagh, B 2007, 'Rural men and mental health: Their experiences and how they managed', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 298-306.
Gorman, D, Nielsen, A & Best, O 2006, 'Western medicine and Australian Indigenous healing practices', Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 28-29.
Gorman, D & Best, O 2005, 'Research into traditional healing practices and health of Indigenous Australians', ACCNS Journal for Community Nurses, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 7.
Gorman, D, Brough, M & Ramirez, E 2003, 'How young people from linguistically diverse backgrounds experience mental health: Some insights for mental health nurses', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol. 12:3, pp. 194-202.
Gorman, D 1999, 'Cultural disadvantage of nursing students', International Education-ej, from http://pandora.nla.gov.au/nph-arch/2000/Z2000-Feb-29/http://www.canberra.edu.au/education/crie/1998-1999/ieej12/ie12-Don.html.
Publications in ePrints
Gorman, Don and Padro, Fernando F. and Press, Nona (2019) Post-graduate supervision of Indigenous students in the health-related fields. In: Ensuring quality in professional education volume I: human client fields pedagogy and knowledge structures. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 259-287. ISBN 978-3-030-01095-9
Gorman, Don and Cuadra, Assumpta Rigol and Perez, Maria Honrubia and Zaplana, Isabel Sanchez and Martin, Dolors Rodriguez and Bujosa, Neus Tur and Beccaria, LisaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9418-4597 and Martyn, Julie A and Dawson, Rhonda and Beccaria, Gavin and Hossain, Delwar (2016) Preparation of Australian and Spanish nursing students for intimate partner violence. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6 (12). pp. 131-135. ISSN 1925-4040
Best, Odette and Gorman, Don (2016) 'Some of us pushed forward and let the world see what could be done': Aboriginal Australian nurses and midwives, 1900-2005. Labour History: a Journal of Labour and Social History (111). pp. 149-164. ISSN 0023-6942
Stuart, Lynne and Gorman, Don (2015) The experiences of indigenous health workers enrolled in a bachelor of nursing at a regional Australian university. Alternative, 11 (1). pp. 29-44. ISSN 1177-1801
Hossain, Delwar and Gorman, Don and Chapelle, Betti and Saal, Rod and Mann, Wayne and Penton, Geoff (2014) Assessing the mental health issues of climate variability affecting rural and remote communities in southern Queensland. In: Sowing the seeds of farmer health. VURRN Press Inc., Ballarat, Victoria, pp. 35-54. ISBN 978-0-9874558-3-3