Dr Didy Button

Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North (N312)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Qualifications

RN, BNg, GradDipAdultEd, MNgFlin, PhD, PSI ETA Chapter STTI, FCNA

Honours, awards and grants

2017 The Vice President and Executive Dean’s Team Prize for all round contributions to the success of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Evidence of teams’ ability to function under challenging circumstances; maintain a customer focus and adhere to the Flinders values of integrity, courage, innovation and excellence. Dr Button Project lead.

2016 Start up grant Measuring the impact of a 3D simulation experience on the diverse nursing/midwifery students’ cultural empathy and change of practice $5000.

2012 HESTA finalist in Education Innovation in Nursing

2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation $10,000 D Button (Team leader), K Wotton, M Kelton G Mathews.Category;
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 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

Key responsibilities

Undergradaute and post graduate teaching

E-learning innovation across the program

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
Topic coordinator
NURS1004 Physical dimensions of being human
NURS9017 Extended Nursing Practice (PEP)
NURS9028 Transition to Nurse Practitioner Role
Supervisory interests
Aged and community care
Aged care
E-learning
Education, nursing
Interprofessional education
Interprofessional learning
Interprofessional practice
Rehabilitation and aged care
Higher degree by research supervision
Completion
Principal supervisor: Skin care neonates (1)
Associate supervisor: Experiences of people undergoing mutiple eye surgey eye (1), Adult suprapubic catheter lived experience (1), Pre-school asthma family experience (1)
Expert for media contact
Communication and interpersonal skills
Education - Curriculum
Education - Technology
Nursing
Clinical Teaching
E-learning
High Fidelity Simulation
Simulation Development
Available for contact via
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Education - Curriculum
  • Education - Technology
  • Nursing
Interests
  • Clinical Teaching
  • E-learning
  • High Fidelity Simulation
  • Simulation Development

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