Recent Submissions

  • Unsettling moods in rural midwifery practice. 

    Crowther, Susan; Smythe, Liz; Spence, Deb (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.019, 2017-07-18)
    CROWTHER, S., SMYTHE, L. and SPENCE, D. 2017. Unsettling moods in rural midwifery practice. Women and birth [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.019
    Background: Rural midwifery and maternity care is vulnerable due to geographical isolation, staffing recruitment and retention. Highlighting the concerns within rural midwifery is important for safe sustainable service ...
  • Support for healthy breastfeeding mothers with healthy term babies. 

    McFadden, Alison; Gavine, Anna; Renfrew, Mary J.; Wade, Angela; Buchanan, Phyll; Taylor, Jane L.; Veitch, Emma; Rennie, Anne Marie; Crowther, Susan; Neiman, Sara; MacGillivray, Stephen (Cochrane Collaboration https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001141.pub5, 2017-02-28)
    MCFADDEN, A., GAVINE, A., RENFREW, M.J., WADE, A., BUCHANAN, P., TAYLOR, J.L., VEITCH, E., RENNIE, A.M., CROWTHER, S.A., NEIMAN, S. and MACGILLIVRAY, S. 2017. Support for healthy breastfeeding mothers with healthy term babies. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 2, article number CD001141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001141.pub5
    Background There is extensive evidence of important health risks for infants and mothers related to not breastfeeding. In 2003, the World Health Organization recommended that infants be breastfed exclusively until six ...
  • Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland. 

    Stephen, Audrey I.; Sheach Leith, Valerie; Macduff, Colin; Christie, Sarah (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/02682621.2015.1108547, 2016-01-06)
    STEPHEN, A., SHEACH LEITH, V., MACDUFF, C. and CHRISTIE, S. 2015. Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland. Bereavement care [online], 34(3), pages 103-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02682621.2015.1108547
    When a family is grieving the loss of a member the consideration of post mortem is an additional concern. This study set out to explore how relatives are supported to give authorisation and throughout the post mortem ...
  • Quality of care provided in two Scottish rural community maternity units: a retrospective case review. 

    Denham, Sara Helen; Humphrey, Tracy; Taylor, Ruth (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1374-9, 2017-06-21)
    DENHAM, S., HUMPHREY, T. and TAYLOR, R. 2017. Quality of care provided in two Scottish rural community maternity units: a retrospective case review. BMC pregnancy and childbirth [online], 17, article 198. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1374-9
    Background: Women in Scotland with uncomplicated pregnancies are encouraged by professional bodies and national guidelines to access community based models of midwife-led care for their labour and birth. The evidence base ...
  • To assess the efficacy and safety of manual lymphatic drainage in treating breast cancer related lymphoedema. 

    Kennedy, Catriona; Lee, Siew Hwa (BREAST CANCER CARE, 2017-04-30)
    KENNEDY, C. and LEE, S.H. 2017. To assess the efficacy and safety of manual lymphatic drainage in treating breast cancer related lymphoedema. Nursing network news [online], 23, pages 20-21. Available from: https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/healthcare-professionals/member-resources/nursing-network-news
    This is a summary of a Cochrane review of Ezzo J, Manheimer E, McNeely ML, Howell DM, Weiss R, Johansson KI, Bao T, Bily L, Tuppo CM, Williams AF, Karadibak D. Manual lymphatic drainage for lymphedema following breast ...
  • Sciatica caused by disc herniation: why is chymopapain chemonucleolysis denied to our patients? 

    Wardlaw, Douglas (ISASS https://doi.org/10.14444/3044, 2016-12-31)
    WARDLAW, D. 2017. Sciatica caused by disc herniation: why is chymopapain chemonucleolysis denied to our patients? International journal of spine surgery [online], 10, Article No. 44. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14444/3044
    Background - This study was undertaken to assess the long term outcome on the quality of life of patients with sciatica following treatment with chemonucleolysis, and to assess the complications. Methods - This is a ...
  • Nurses', midwives' and key stakeholders' experiences and perceptions on requirements to demonstrate the maintenance of professional competence 

    Casey, Mary; Cooney, Adeline; O'Connell, Rhona; Hegarty, Josephine-Mary; Brady, Anne-Marie; O'Reilly, Pauline; Kennedy, Catriona; Heffernan, Elizabeth; Fealy, Gerard; McNamara, Martin; O'Connor, Laserina (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13171, 2016-09-29)
    CASEY, M., COONEY, A., O'CONNELL, R., HEGARTY, J.-M., BRADY, A.-M., O'REILLY, P., KENNEDY, C., HEFFERNAN, E., FEALY, G., MCNAMARA, M. and O'CONNOR, L. 2017. Nurses', midwives' and key stakeholders' experiences and perceptions on requirements to demonstrate the maintenance of professional competence. Journal of advanced nursing [online], 73(3), pages 653-664. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13171
    Aim - To present the qualitative findings from a study on the development of scheme(s) to give evidence of maintenance of professional competence for nurses and midwives. Background - Key issues in ...
  • Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in primary care using normalisation process theory: an integrative review. 

    O'Reilly, Pauline; Lee, Siew Hwa; O'Sullivan, Madeleine; Cullen, Walter; Kennedy, Catriona; MacFarlane, Anne (Public Library of Science https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177026, 2017-05-18)
    O'REILLY, P., LEE, S.H., O'SULLIVAN, M., CULLEN, W., KENNEDY, C. and MACFARLANE, A. 2017. Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in primary care using normalisation process theory: an integrative review. PLOS ONE [online], 12(5), article e0177026. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177026
    Background Interdisciplinary team working is of paramount importance in the reform of primary care in order to provide cost-effective and comprehensive care. However, international research shows that it is not routine ...
  • Critical analyses of the implications of Kangaroo Mother Care on a preterm infant. 

    Donald, Sonya K. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnn.2016.10.001, 2016-11-23)
    DONALD, S.K. 2016. Critical analyses of the implications of Kangaroo Mother Care on a preterm infant. Journal of neonatal nursing [online], 23(3), pages 159-168. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnn.2016.10.001
    This case study will critically analyse the implications of Kangaroo Mother Care on a preterm infant and her family. Although Kangaroo Mother Care is recognised globally as an integral part of essential newborn care, there ...
  • Who's afraid of working as a continuity of carer midwife? 

    Crowther, Susan (Medical Education Solutions http://www.practisingmidwife.co.uk/tpmindex.php?p1=articles&p2=1997, 2017-05-01)
    CROWTHER, S. 2017. Who's afraid of working as a continuity of carer midwife? The practising midwife [online], 20(5). Available from: http://www.practisingmidwife.co.uk/tpmindex.php?p1=articles&p2=1997
    Midwifery continuity of carer (MCoCr) dominates conversations around midwifery. We are told that women want it, evidence supports it and policy is telling us to get on with it. Yet for many midwives, the introduction of ...
  • A qualitative exploration of how midwives' and obstetricians' perception of risk affects care practices for low-risk women and normal birth. 

    Healy, Sandra; Humphreys, Eileen; Kennedy, Catriona (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.02.005, 2017-03-06)
    HEALY, S., HUMPHREYS, E. and KENNEDY, C. 2017. A qualitative exploration of how midwives' and obstetricians' perception of risk affects care practices for low-risk women and normal birth. Women and birth [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.02.005
    Background: Maternity care is facing increasing intervention and iatrogenic morbidity rates. This can be attributed, in part, to higher-risk maternity populations, but also to a risk culture in which birth is increasingly ...
  • A thematic analysis of the experience of UK mental health nurses who have trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. 

    Smith, Steve; Macduff, Colin (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12365, 2017-01-25)
    SMITH, S. and MACDUFF, C. 2017. A thematic analysis of the experience of UK mental health nurses who have trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing [online], 24(2-3), pages 105-113. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12365
    Introduction - SFBT is a psychotherapeutic model that aims to 'build solutions' rather than 'solve problems'. It has evolved into a structured communication framework utilized across a range of disciplines, focusing on the ...
  • Understanding the ecology of the Personally Significant Learning Environment (PSLE): one year on. 

    Stephens, Moira; Patterson, Christopher; Price, Ann M.; Snelgrove-Clarke, Erna; Work, Fiona; Chiang, Vico (Jill Rogers Associates https://www.jillrogersassociates.co.uk/net2016abstractsandcorepapers.html, 2016-09-06)
    STEPHENS, M., PATTERSON, C., PRICE, A.M., SNELGROVE-CLARKE, E., WORK, F. and CHIANG, V.C.L. 2016. Understanding the ecology of the Personally Significant Learning Environment (PSLE): one year on. In Proceedings of 27th international networking for healthcare education conference (NET2016), 6-8 September 2016, Cambridge, UK. Kingston-upon-Thames: Jill Rogers Associates, Group 2 EIE2, pages 8-9. Available from: https://www.jillrogersassociates.co.uk/net2016abstractsandcorepapers.html
    Background - Personal learning environments (PLE) have been shown to be critical in how students negotiate, manage and experience their learning. Understandings of PLEs are largely restricted by narrow definitions that ...
  • An analysis of policy to practice initiatives in Scotland: what are the key lessons learned? 

    Shuai, Ziying; Macduff, Colin (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12389, 2016-05-11)
    SHUAI, Z. and MACDUFF, C. 2016. An analysis of policy to practice initiatives in Scotland: what are the key lessons learned? Journal of nursing management [online], 24(6), pages 825-833. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12389
    Aim - The study sought to identify and explain common issues and lessons arising from four national health policy initiatives related to nursing, midwifery and allied health professions (NMAHPs) in Scotland between 2005 ...
  • What are the patterns of personal learning environments (PLE) for undergraduate students undertaking degrees in nursing. 

    Price, Ann M.; Stephens, Moira; Patterson, Christopher; Snelgrove-Clarke, Erna; Work, Fiona; Chiang, Vico (Jill Rogers Associates https://www.jillrogersassociates.co.uk/net2015abstractsandcorepapers.html, 2015-09-09)
    PRICE, A., STEPHENS, M., PATTERSON, C., SNELGROVE-CLARKE, E., WORK, F. and CHIANG, V. 2015. What are the patterns of personal learning environments (PLE) for undergraduate students undertaking degrees in nursing. In Proceedings of the 26th international networking for healthcare education conference (NET2015), 8-10 September 2015, Cambridge, UK. Kingston-upon-Thames: Jill Rogers [online], Group 2 LTS, pages 3-7. Available from: https://www.jillrogersassociates.co.uk/net2015abstractsandcorepapers.html
    Background - Undergraduate students engage with learning and teaching resources provided by the university to greater or lesser degrees. In doing so, they develop their own personal learning environments (PLE) which may ...
  • Developing skills in solution-focused interactions. 

    Smith, Steve (Open University Press, 2014-01-01)
    SMITH, S. 2014. Developing skills in solution-focused interactions. In Reading, S. and Webster, B. (eds.) Achieving competencies for nursing practice: a handbook for student nurses. Maidenhead: Open University Press, pages 67-79.
    This chapter discusses solution-focused interactions, a specific approach to communication which is based on 'solution-building' (as opposed to 'problem-solving'), which you can utilize across all fields of nuring and ...
  • Engaging with the Scottish Government's agenda on health and social care. 

    Smith, Steve; Buchanan, Graham (SFCT http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/sfct/inter/2012/00000004/00000002/art00003, 2012-11-01)
    SMITH, S. and BUCHANAN, G. 2012. Engaging with the Scottish Government's agenda on health and social care. InterAction [online], 4(2), pages 26-34. Available from: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/sfct/inter/2012/00000004/00000002/art00003.
    Outside of SF circles, SF remains relatively unknown. The Scottish Solution Focused Network (SSFN) is an organisation of SF practitioners established to support and promote SF practice in Scotland. In this paper, the authors ...
  • An interview study of pregnant women who were provided with indoor air quality measurements of second hand smoke to help them quit smoking. 

    Morgan, Heather; Treasure, Elizabeth; Tabib, Mo; Johnston, Majella; Dunkley, Chris; Ritchie, Deborah; Semple, Sean; Turner, Steve (BIOMED CENTRAL https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1062-1, 2016-10-12)
    MORGAN, H., TREASURE, E., TABIB, M., JOHNSTON, M., DUNKLEY, C., RITCHIE, D., SEMPLE, S. and TURNER, S. 2016. An interview study of pregnant women who were provided with indoor air quality measurements of second hand smoke to help them quit smoking. BMC pregnancy and childbirth [online], 16, article number 305. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1062-1.
    Background Maternal smoking can cause health complications in pregnancy. Particulate matter (PM2.5) metrics applied to second hand smoke (SHS) concentrations provide indoor air quality (IAQ) measurements and have been used ...
  • IBriS study: intervention supporting breastfeeding in substance dependency. 

    MacVicar, Sonya (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2016-10-01)
    MACVICAR, S. 2016. IBriS study: intervention supporting breastfeeding in substance dependency. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Introduction: Breastfeeding offers the substance exposed mother and child potential short and long-term health benefits, with breast milk shown to alleviate the severity of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Substance dependent ...
  • The experiences of support persons of people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: an interpretative phenomenological study. 

    Strickland, Karen; Worth, Allison; Kennedy, Catriona (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12758, 2015-09-04)
    STRICKLAND, K., WORTH, A. and KENNEDY, C. 2015. The experiences of support persons of people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: an interpretative phenomenological study. Journal of advanced nursing [online], 71(12), pages 2811-2821. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12758
    Aim:This study explores the experience of the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis for the support person and identifies the impact on their lives. Background: At the time of diagnosis, the support person may not be readily ...

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