Position

Lecturer
School of Nursing & Midwifery

Qualifications

RN, BNg, GradDipAdultEd, FRCNA MNgFlin,

Honours, awards and grants

2011 ALTC Citation $10,000 D Button (Team leader), K Wotton, M Kelton G Mathews.Category; Approaches to support of learning and teaching that influence, motivate and inspire studetns to learn.
Citation: For significant contribution by team members in developing an online self-directed Clinical Communication Program assisting nursing students' development and application of professional language.

2009 HESTA finalist in Education Innovation in Nursing.

2008  $10,000 Executive Dean's Teaching and learning Grant 'Nursing paramedics and medical staff working as a team: Development of interdisciplinary clinical decision making and communication using high fidelity simulation'. K.Wotton, D Button, J Davis, M Kelton, M Neill, T Pointon, P Clarke, J Thompson.

2008 $8,000 Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Practice (CDIP) grant: 'How to make a Cultural quilt Utilising the CDIP toolkit to educate Casual Part-time Teachers and academic staff members of the School of Nursing and Midwifery about culturally inclusive practices focus on students undertaking clinical placement.' M Kelton, D Button.

2007 $2,000 Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Practice (CDIP) grant: 'It's Shocking understanding culture shock for general staff and part-time clinical teachers. M Kelton, D Button.

2006 $10,000 University Teaching and learning Innovation grant: 'Developing a online Clinical Communication program for ESL students that will be accessed via the internet in the clinical placement. D Button, K Wotton, M Kelton G Mathews.

1998  $3,000 Vice Chancellors award for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching interests

Teaching in undergraduate programs; asthma management; orthopaedics; spinal injuries; emergency nursing.
Using high fidelity simulation to enhance students learning
Developing online teaching resources to motivate students learning in preparation for clinical practice

Research interests



  Teaching and learning research to develop student's clinician reasoning skills through the use of e-learning resources including high fidelity simulation, reusable learning objects.
2007 -currently undertaking PhD research program Thesis title E-learning: An exploration of the technology and its use for students and academics in nursing and midwifery programs in Australia.
Following completion of PhD plan to develop Mobile continuing education applications for aged care and acute care to improve quality,safety by increasing nursing staff's clinical reasoning skills. 
Community health interest in asthma management, Indigenous health, young adults' health. How do young adults experience asthma? Masters Study - completed 2003. This is an inquiry using interpretive methodologies to work with young adults to illuminate what the issues are for them concerning asthma and its management. Current literature and research indicates that young adults, as a group, are poorly represented. Adolescents and adults have been considered, but I feel that young adults between the ages of 18 to 26 have quite different needs and have different expectations being placed upon them. Effective management involves listening to your body and how it is responding to the many triggers that surround us in our everyday lives which can cause an episode of asthma.
  

Publications

  • Button, E.D. (2016). BYOD in year 1 bioscience: Building digital information literacy skills in the flipped classroom. NETNEP 2016: 6th International Nurse Education Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2016.
  • Garnett, T.E. and Button, E.D. (2015). Badges! Badges? Badges ... Lessons learned playing with digital badges. HERGA Conference 2015, Brave New World: The Future of Teaching & Learning. Adelaide. Sep 2015.
  • Button, E.D. (2015). Digital information literacy in nursing: Risks and rewards. The Australian Nurse Teachers' Society (ANTS) South Australian Professional Development Day. Adelaide. Aug 2015.
  • Button, E. (2014). E-learning in preregistration programs issues for students and educators: A review of the literature. Nursing Informatic Conference: E-health is changing healthcare: Nurses meeting the challenge. Smart phones, smart tablets, smart nurses. Melbourne. Aug 2014.
  • Kelton, M., Button, E. and Wotton, K. (2014). "Can you please repeat that?": Improving communication skills for culturally and linguistically diverse nursing students through an innovative online program. National Nurse Education Conference: Changing Boards. Adelaide. Apr 2014.
  • Kelton, M. and Button, E. (2014). How to weave a cultural quilt: Increasing cultural awareness amongst non-academic School of Nursing & Midwifery staff. National Nurse Education Conference: Changing Boards. Adelaide. Apr 2014.
  • Button, E. (2014). What is on the horizon for nursing education? Are we ready for the possibilities? National Nurse Education Conference: Changing Boards. Adelaide. Apr 2014.
  • Button, E. (2014). Using Quick Response (QR) codes in the nursing practice laboratories. National Nurse Education Conference: Changing Boards. Adelaide. Apr 2014.
  • Button, E. (2014). E-learning in Preregistration programs issues for students and educators: A review of the literature. National Nurse Education Conference: Changing Boards. Adelaide. Apr 2014.
  • Button, E. (2014). "Students please turn your smart phones on": Using a cloud based student response system to track learning. 5th International Nurse Education Conference, NETNEP 2014. The Netherlands. Jun 2014.
  • Button, E. (2014). "Students please turn your phones on": Using a Cloud based student response system to track learning. National Nurse Education Conference: Changing Boards. Adelaide, South Australia. Apr 2014.
  • Wotton, K.G., Kelton, M.F., Button, E.D. and Davis, J.D. (2008). Third year undergraduate nursing students perspectives of hi-fidelity simulation. In Simtect Health 2008 Simulation Conference, Simulation - Realising the Potential. Simtect Health 2008 Simulation Conference, Simulation - Realising the Potential. Brisbane, QLD. Sep 2008.
  • Button, E.D., Kelton, M.F., Wotton, K.G. and Gigger, S. (2008). Online public domain study aid to improve health professionals communications. In Beyond the Horizon, the Next Generation's View, South Australia's Leading Health Management Conference. Beyond the Horizon, the Next Generation's View, South Australia's Leading Health Management Conference. Adelaide, SA. May 2008.
  • Button, E.D., Kelton, M.F., Wotton, K.G. and Gigger, S. (2008). The Clinical Communication Program: An innovation in clinical learning for nursing students. In Clinical professions education, A bridge to quality, flexibility and diversity: Proceedings of the 13th National Nurse Education Conference. Clinical professions education, A bridge to quality, flexibility and diversity, the 13th National Nurse Education Conference. Sydney, NSW. Sep 2008.
  • Kelton, M.F., Button, E.D. and Wotton, K.G. (2008). The clinical communication program: an innovation in clinical learning for nursing students [poster] In Simtect health 2008 simulation conference: simulation - realising the potential. Simtect Health 2008 Simulation Conference, Simulation - Realising the Potential. Brisbane, QLD. Sep 2008.
  • Button, E.D. (2008). Clinical Communication Program: An innovation in clinical learning for nursing students. In Clinical professions education, A bridge to quality, flexibility and diversity, the 13th National Nurse Education Conference. Clinical professions education, A bridge to quality, flexibility and diversity, the 13th National Nurse Education Conference. Sydney, NSW. Sep 2008.
  • Button, E.D. (2007). Young adults experiences with asthma: implications for client/patient education. In AAREA National Conference: abstracts for concurrent sessions. Australian Asthma & Respiratory Educators Association. Come and breathe new life into your practice: AAREA National Conference. Gold Coast, QLD. Nov 2007, pp. 38-38.
  • Button, E.D. (2007). Young adults experiences with asthma: implications for client/patient education. In Program and Abstracts: 5th General Practice Nurse Conference. RCNA. Maximising Nursing's Contribution to Primary Health Care: 5th General Practice Nurse Conference. Hobart, TAS. Oct 2007, pp. 8-8.
  • Button, E.D. (2007). Young adults experiences with asthma: implications for education. In Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations (ARCHI) Innovations in Asthma Toolkit Seminar. Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations (ARCHI) Innovations in Asthma Toolkit Seminar. Melbourne, VIC. Aug 2007, pp. 8-8.
  • Button, E.D. (2001). How do young adults experience asthma? In Contesting Conversations in Practice, Education, Research and Policy: Handbook. Contesting Conversations in Practice, Education, Research and Policy. Adelaide, SA. Nov 2001, pp. 32-32.
  • Willis, E.M., Button, E.D., Saunders, J., Light, B. and Bunn, L. (2001). The Shortwind project. Hawes, C; Bowden, M; Brown, M, ed. Celebrate Nursing 2000, pp. 19-21.
  • Button, E.D., Kelton, M.F., Wotton, K.G. and Gigger, S. (2008). The Clinical Communication Program: An innovation in clinical learning for nursing students. In The WACE/ACEN Asia Pacific Conference 2008 E-Proceedings. Sydney, Australia: Australian Collaborative Education Network. Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Transforming Futures, WACE Asia Pacific Conference. Sydney, NSW. Sep 2008, pp. 63-69.
  • Button, E., Harrington, A. and Belan, I. (2014). E-learning & information communication technology (ICT) in nursing education: A review of the literature. Nurse Education Today, 34(10) pp. 1311-1323.
    [10.1016/j.nedt.2013.05.002] [Scopus]
  • Brideson, G.M., Glover, P. and Button, E. (2012). Flight nurses in Australia: Maintaining their midwifery competence - a case study. Contemporary Nurse, 43(1) pp. 121-130.
    [10.5172/conu.2012.43.1.121] [Scopus]
  • Wotton, K.G., Davis, J.D., Button, E.D. and Kelton, M.F. (2010). Third-year undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of high-fidelity simulation. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(11) pp. 632-639.
    [10.3928/01484834-20100831-01] [Scopus]
  • Sweeney, A., Harrington, A.C. and Button, E.D. (2007). Suprapubic catheters--a shared understanding, from the other side looking in. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 34(4) pp. 418-424.
    [10.1097/01.WON.0000281659.92333.b3] [Scopus]
  • Button, E.D. (2003). National Asthma Council Australia's six step asthma management plan: is it working for young adults? Collegian, 10(4) pp. 37-42.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Button, E.D., Kelton, M.F., Wotton, K.G. and Gigger, S. (2008). The Clinical Communication Program: An innovation in clinical learning for nursing students. In The WACE/ACEN Asia Pacific Conference 2008 E-Proceedings. Sydney, Australia: Australian Collaborative Education Network. Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Transforming Futures, WACE Asia Pacific Conference. Sydney, NSW. Sep 2008, pp. 63-69.
  • Button, E., Harrington, A. and Belan, I. (2014). E-learning & information communication technology (ICT) in nursing education: A review of the literature. Nurse Education Today, 34(10) pp. 1311-1323.
    [10.1016/j.nedt.2013.05.002] [Scopus]
  • Brideson, G.M., Glover, P. and Button, E. (2012). Flight nurses in Australia: Maintaining their midwifery competence - a case study. Contemporary Nurse, 43(1) pp. 121-130.
    [10.5172/conu.2012.43.1.121] [Scopus]
  • Wotton, K.G., Davis, J.D., Button, E.D. and Kelton, M.F. (2010). Third-year undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of high-fidelity simulation. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(11) pp. 632-639.
    [10.3928/01484834-20100831-01] [Scopus]
  • Sweeney, A., Harrington, A.C. and Button, E.D. (2007). Suprapubic catheters--a shared understanding, from the other side looking in. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 34(4) pp. 418-424.
    [10.1097/01.WON.0000281659.92333.b3] [Scopus]
  • Button, E.D. (2003). National Asthma Council Australia's six step asthma management plan: is it working for young adults? Collegian, 10(4) pp. 37-42.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Button, E.D. (2016). BYOD in year 1 bioscience: Building digital information literacy skills in the flipped classroom. NETNEP 2016: 6th International Nurse Education Conference. Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2016.
  • Button, E.D. (2015). Digital information literacy in nursing: Risks and rewards. The Australian Nurse Teachers' Society (ANTS) South Australian Professional Development Day. Adelaide. Aug 2015.
  • Garnett, T.E. and Button, E.D. (2015). Badges! Badges? Badges ... Lessons learned playing with digital badges. HERGA Conference 2015, Brave New World: The Future of Teaching & Learning. Adelaide. Sep 2015.
  • Button, E. (2014). "Students please turn your smart phones on": Using a cloud based student response system to track learning. 5th International Nurse Education Conference, NETNEP 2014. The Netherlands. Jun 2014.

Professional and community engagement

Fellow College of Nursing Australia

Committee Member: Australian Nurse Teachers Society (South Australian Chapter)

Member: HERDSA

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Anatomy
  • Asthma
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Education - Curriculum
  • Nursing
  • Orthopaedics

Interests

  • Asthma Education
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Orthopaedic Nursing
  • Simulation Development
  • Clinical Teaching
  • High Fidelity Simulation
  • E-learning

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