- Dr Elise Button
- Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School of Nursing
- Senior Research Fellow - Joint Appointment
Faculty of Health,
Office of the Executive Dean, Health
- IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
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Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
- Professional memberships
Treasurer | Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand Nurses Group
Cancer Nursing Society of Australia
Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing
Australian Society for Health Economics
Review panel membership
Oncology Nursing Forum
The Australian Journal of Oncology Nursing
The Journal of Advanced Nursing
Cancer Nursing: An International Journal of Cancer Nursing
Elise is an experienced oncology and palliative care nurse and an early career clinician researcher. She is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Healthcare Transformation and a Nurse Researcher in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Cancer Care Services. Elise has experience with a range of research and quality improvement methodologies, consumer engagement, project management, statistical analysis, and higher degree research student supervision. Her vision is to help create a health care system where all patients receive safe, high-value, compassionate care that is aligned with their personal values and preferences.
Peer review publications
Button E, Gavin N, Bates T, Ahmed D, Nasato G, Wyld D, Smith M, Kennedy G, Fennelly E, Northfield S, Yates P. (2020). A prospective cohort study of an Australian Cancer Care Services-led model of emergent care. Australian Health Review (under review).
Campbell J, Gavin N, Button E, Roberts N. (2020). Skin and wound care for individuals with graft versus host disease: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open (in press).
Chan RJ, Blades R, Jones L, Downer TR, Peet S, Button E, Wyld D, McPhail S, Doolan M, Yates P (2019) A single-blind, randomised controlled trial of StrataXRT® – a silicone-based film-forming gel dressing for prophylaxis and management of radiation dermatitis in patient with head and neck cancer. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 139, 72-78.
Nakagaki M, Button E, Keating A, Marsh J, Mitchell C, Birchley A, Kennedy G. (2019). Hyperhydration is not necessary for high dose melphalan in stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation, June 2019.
Northfield S, Button E, Wyld D, Gavin NC, Nasato G, Yates P. (2019). Taking care of our own: A narrative review of cancer care services-led models of care providing emergent care to patients with cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 40, 85-97.
Button E, Gavin NC, Chan RJ, Chambers S, Butler J, Yates P. (2019). Clinical indicators that identify risk of deteriorating and dying in people with a hematological malignancy: A case-control study with multivariable analysis. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 21(12), 1729-1740.
Button E, Gavin NC, Chan RJ, Chambers S, Butler J, Yates P. (2018). Harnessing the power of clinician judgement regarding risk of deteriorating and dying in people with a hematological malignancy: A Delphi study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(1), 161-174.
Gavin NC, Button E, Castillo M, Ray-Barruel G, Keogh S, McMillan, Rickard C. (2018) Does a dedicated lumen for parenteral nutrition administration reduce the risk of catheter-related blood stream infections? A systematic literature review. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 41(2), 122-130.
Chan RJ, Button E, Thomas A, Gates P, Yates P. (2018). Nurses attitudes and practices towards provision of survivorship care for people with a haematological cancer on completion of treatment. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26(5), 1401-1409.
Button E, Chan RJ, Chambers S, Butler J, & Yates P. (2017). A systematic review of prognostic factors in the final three months of life for people with a haematological malignancy. BMC Cancer, 17(213), 1-15.
Gavin NC, Button E, McMillan D, Keogh S, Rickard C. (2016). Does parenteral nutrition increase the risk of vascular catheter-related blood stream infection? A systematic literature review. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, June 2017, https://doi.org/10.1177/0148607117714218.
Button E, Chan RJ, Chambers S, Butler J, & Yates P. (2016). Signs, symptoms and characteristics associated with the end-of-life in people with a haematological malignancy: A literature review. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43(5), 178-187.
Button E, Gavin NC, Keogh S (2014). Exploring palliative care provision for patients that relapse from allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40 (1), 370-381.
Letters and editorials
Button E, Northfield S, Smith M, Wyld D, Yates P. (2019). How do cancer care services in Australia take care of their patients when they require emergency care? We need more evidence. Australian Health Review, Oct 2019.
Button E, Bolton M, Chan RJ, Chambers S, Butler J, Yates P. (2019). A palliative care model and conceptual approach suited to clinical malignant hematology. Palliative Medicine, 33(5) 483–485.
Button E. (2018). Do end-of-life care pathways improve outcomes in caring for the dying? A Cochrane Nursing Summary. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 32(1), 19-20.
Button E. (2017). Finding meaning: A personal reflection on Adem Crosby. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, Jun 24. pii: bmjspcare-2017-001377. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2017-001377.
Button E, Chan RJ, Chambers S, Butler J, & Yates P. (2017). Lack of palliative mortality prediction tools for people with a hematological malignancy: Call for action. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 20(8), 802-803.
Button E. (2016). Prophylactic treatment of hepatic veno-occulsive disease during stem cell transplantation: A Cochrane Nursing Summary. Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care, 39(4), 335-336.
Button E, Chan RJ. (2014). Palliative care provision for patients with a haematological malignancy: Can we do more? (invited editorial). Cancer Nursing, 37 (4), 1-2.
Awards and prizes
QUT Outstanding Thesis Award 2018
Third Place, eHealth Hackathon 2018, ‘About Me’ innovation – team award
Centaur Memorial Fund Nursing Award 2017
Best Nursing Presentation, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Research Symposium 2017
Winner Consumer Focused Project, Metro North QuARRIES 2017 – ‘DEM Avoidance Project’ – team award
Adem Crosby Nursing Award 2014
Research Fellow | July 2020 – June 2022 | Centre for Healthcare Transformation (Centre of Cancer and Palliative Care Outcomes), Queensland University of Technology
Nurse Researcher | Jan 2017 – Present | Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology (part-time, joint position)
Maternity Leave | Oct 2018 – June 2019
Nursing Lead | Jan – Oct 2018 | Metro North Value Based Healthcare team (part-time position)
PhD Candidate| Jun 2014 – Dec 2017 | School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology (full-time)
Clinical Nurse | 2013-2017 | Nursing Research, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Clinical Nurse | 2013-2014 | Palliative Care Service, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Registered / Clinical Nurse | 2007-2013 | Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital