Recent Submissions

  • Collaborative outcomes learning tool (COLT): a multi-agency educational resource to support complex public protection understanding and practice. 

    Heyman, Inga; Innes, Gavin; Goodhand, Kate (Edinburgh Napier University https://dx.doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v4i3.168, 2016-08-01)
    HEYMAN, I., INNES, G. and GOODHAND, K. 2016. Collaborative outcomes learning tool (COLT): a multi-agency educational resource to support complex public protection understanding and practice. Journal of perspectives in applied academic practice [online], 4(3), pages 48-55. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v4i3.168
    Multi-agency public protection practice has received significant media and government scrutiny in recent years, in response to failings to protect those most vulnerable people in society. Despite an appreciation by agencies ...
  • The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder. 

    Boag, Lee Steven (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Nursing and Midwifery., 2016-03)
    BOAG, L.S. 2016. The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Background: Informal caregivers provide unpaid support to a family member, which has been shown to more positively affect their relatives’ health outcomes than equivalent paid caregivers. The provision of this support, ...
  • Socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland: main study report. 

    Birrell, John; Corden, Anne; Macduff, Colin; Newsom, Cate; Petrie, Dennis; Schut, Henk; Skår, Silje; Stephen, Audrey I.; Tseng, Fu-Min; Wang, Shaolin; Wilson, Stewart ([Robert Gordon University], 2013-03-31)
    BIRRELL, J., CORDEN, A., MACDUFF, C., NEWSOM, C., PETRIE, D., SCHUT, H., SKÅR, S., STEPHEN, A., TSENG, F.-M., WANG, S. and WILSON, S. 2013. Socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland: main study report. [Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University]
    The Socio-Economic Costs of Bereavement in Scotland (SECOB) research study was funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorates in late 2010 as part of ongoing work to inform national policy on bereavement and bereavement ...
  • Comparing school nurses' roles in supporting children who are bullied. 

    Blakeslee, Terese L.; Eboh, Winifred O.; Monsen, Karen A.; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal (Mark Allen Healthcare http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2016.11.5.246, 2016-06-16)
    BLAKESLEE, T.L., EBOH, W.O., MONSEN, K.A. and KVARME, L.G. 2016. Comparing school nurses' roles in supporting children who are bullied. British journal of school nursing [online], 11(5), pages 246-250. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2016.11.5.246
    This systematic literature review explores the role of school nurses n helping children being bullied in three countries, Norway, Scotland and the United States (US). Comparisons were made of the way school nurses were ...
  • Non-medical prescribing assessment: an evaluation of a nationally agreed multi method approach. 

    Paterson, Ruth E.; Redman, Susan G.; Unwin, Rachel; McElhinney, Evelyn; Macphee, Michael; Downer, Frances (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.10.008, 2015-10-20)
    PATERSON, R.E., REDMAN, S.G., UNWIN, R., MCELHINNEY, E., MACPHEE, M. and DOWNER, F. 2015. Non-medical prescribing assessment: an evaluation of a nationally agreed multi method approach. Nurse education in practice [online], 16(1), pages 280-286. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.10.008
    In the United Kingdom, legislation permits nurses and allied health professionals to prescribe for patients within their care. Preparation for this role includes learning, teaching and assessment that is embedded in practice, ...
  • Supporting practice learning time for non-medical prescribing students: managers' views. 

    Unwin, Rachel; Redman, Susan G.; Bain, Heather; Macphee, Michael; McElhinney, Evelyn; Downer, Frances; Paterson, Ruth E. (RCNI https://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nm.23.3.25.s27, 2016-06-01)
    UNWIN, R., REDMAN, S., BAIN, H., MACPHEE, M., MCELHINNEY, E., DOWNER, F. and PATERSON, R. 2016. Supporting practice learning time for non-medical prescribing students: managers' views. Nursing management [online], 23(3), pages 25-29. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nm.23.3.25.s27
    Managers in healthcare services have ever-increasing demands to consider in relation to front line care, including the continuing professional education needs of qualified practitioners who are advancing their roles. One ...
  • Crafting stories in hermeneutic phenomenology research: a methodological device. 

    Crowther, Susan; Ironside, Pam; Spence, Deb; Smythe, Liz (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316656161, 2016-06-26)
    CROWTHER, S., IRONSIDE, P., SPENCE, D. and SMYTHE, L. 2016. Crafting stories in hermeneutic phenomenology research: a methodological device. Qualitative health research [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316656161
    Hermeneutic phenomenology, as a methodology, is not fixed. Inherent in its enactment are contested areas of practice such as how interview data are used and reported. Using philosophical notions drawn from hermeneutic ...
  • Measuring patient activation: the utility of the patient activation measure within a UK context - results from four exemplar studies and potential future applications. 

    Roberts, N.J.; Kidd, Lisa; Dougall, N.; Patel, I.S.; McNarry, S.; Nixon, C. (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.05.006, 2016-05-09)
    ROBERTS, N.J., KIDD, L., DOUGALL, N., PATEL, I.S., MCNARRY, S. and NIXON, C. 2016. Measuring patient activation: the utility of the patient activation measure within a UK context - results from four exemplar studies and potential future applications. Patient education and counseling [online], In Press. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.05.006
    Objective: Patient activation can be measured using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) developed by Hibbard et al., however, little is known about the uses of the PAM in research and in practice. This study aims to explore ...
  • Providing rural and remote rural midwifery care: an 'expensive hobby'. 

    Crowther, Susan (New Zealand College of Midwives https://www.midwife.org.nz/pdf/Journal/Jnl%2052%20article%204.pdf, 2016-05-31)
    CROWTHER, S. 2016. Providing rural and remote rural midwifery care: an 'expensive hobby'. New Zealand College of Midwives' journal [online], 52, pages 26-34. Available from: https://www.midwife.org.nz/pdf/Journal/Jnl%2052%20article%204.pdf
    Background: Providing midwifery care in rural and remote rural regions can be challenging in many ways. This includes financial arrangements for midwives in New Zealand. This paper draws from a larger study exploring the ...
  • Sustainability and resilience in midwifery: a discussion paper. 

    Crowther, Susan; Hunter, Billie; McAra-Couper, Judith; Warren, Lucie; Gilkison, Andrea; Hunter, Marion; Fielder, Anna; Kirkham, Mavis (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.06.005, 2016-06-08)
    CROWTHER, S., HUNTER, B., MCARA-COUPER, J., WARREN, L., GILKISON, A., HUNTER, M., FIELDER, A. and KIRKHAM, M. 2016. Sustainability and resilience in midwifery: a discussion paper. Midwifery [online], 40, pages 40-48. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.06.005
    Sustainability and resilience are concepts which have recently come into use in the midwifery workforce literature (Wakelin & Skinner, 2007; Sullivan, Lock & Homer, 2011, Yoshida & Sandall, 2013). These notions have appeared ...
  • Interagency adult support and protection practice of police and health and social care professionals: a realistic evaluation approach. 

    Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Diack, Lesley; Heyman, Inga; Klein, Susan; McCluskey, Samantha; Woolnough, Penny; Falconer, Midj; Reddish, Alison; MacLean, Ewen (Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Research_Summaries/Research_Summary_19.pdf, 2015-01-01)
    JOSEPH, S., DIACK, L., HEYMAN, I., KLEIN, S., MCCLUSKEY, S., WOOLNOUGH, P., FALCONER, M., REDDISH, A. and MACLEAN, E. 2015. Interagency adult support and protection practice of police and health and social care professionals: a realistic evaluation approach. SIPR research summary number 19. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Research_Summaries/Research_Summary_19.pdf
    The purpose of this project was to investigate the interagency Adult Support and Protection practices of police, health and social care professionals in Scotland by means of a "Realistic Evaluation Approach." The study ...
  • Appreciative inquiry as an intervention to change nursing practice in in-patient settings: an integrative review. 

    Watkins, Sarah; Dewar, Belinda; Kennedy, Catriona (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.017, 2016-05-01)
    WATKINS, S., DEWAR, B. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Appreciative inquiry as an intervention to change nursing practice in in-patient settings: an integrative review. International journal of nursing studies [online], Articles in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.017
    Background High profile accounts of failures in patient care reflect an urgent need for transformational development in healthcare. Appreciative Inquiry is promoted as an approach to exploring and bringing about change ...
  • The experiences of caregivers of patients with delirium, and their role in its management in palliative care settings: an integrative literature review. 

    Finucane, Anne M.; Lugton, Jean; Kennedy, Catriona; Spiller, Juliet A. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4140, 2016-05-01)
    FINUCANE, A.M., LUGTON, J., KENNEDY, C. and SPILLER, J.A. 2016. The experiences of caregivers of patients with delirium, and their role in its management in palliative care settings: an integrative literature review. Psycho-oncology [online], EarlyView. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4140
    Objectives To explore the experiences of caregivers of terminally ill patients with delirium, to determine the potential role of caregivers in the management of delirium at the end of life, to identify the support ...
  • Strategies for enhancing 'person knowledge' in an older people care setting. 

    Dewar, Belinda; Kennedy, Catriona (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0193945916641939, 2016-04-01)
    DEWAR, B. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Strategies for enhancing ‘person knowledge’ in an older people care setting. Western journal of nursing research [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0193945916641939
    This article presents findings from a study about compassionate care—the development of person knowledge in a medical ward caring for older people. Appreciative inquiry, an approach to research that focuses on discovering ...
  • Combining S-cone and luminance signals adversely affects discrimination of objects within backgrounds. 

    Jennings, Ben J.; Tsattalios, Konstantinos; Chakravarthi, Ramakrishna; Martinovic, Jasna (Nature Publishing Group http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep20504, 2016-02-09)
    JENNINGS, B.J., TSATTALIOS, K., CHAKRAVARTHI, R. and MARTINOVIC, J., 2016. Combining S-cone and luminance signals adversely affects discrimination of objects within backgrounds. Scientific Reports, 6 (20504).
    The visual system processes objects embedded in complex scenes that vary in both luminance and colour. In such scenes, colour contributes to the segmentation of objects from backgrounds, but does it also affect perceptual ...
  • Staff nurse perceptions of the impact of mentalization-based therapy skills training when working with borderline personality disorder in acute mental health: a qualitative study. 

    Warrender, Dan (John Wiley & Sons Ltd http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12248, 2015-10)
    WARRENDER, D., 2015. Staff nurse perceptions of the impact of mentalization-based therapy skills training when working with borderline personality disorder in acute mental health: a qualitative study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Vol 22 (8), pp 623-633.
    People diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are highly prevalent in acute mental health wards, with staff nurses identifying a challenge in working with people who can be significantly distressed. This has ...
  • Decision precision or holistic heuristic?: Insights on on-site selection of student nurses and midwives. 

    Macduff, Colin; Stephen, Audrey I.; Taylor, Ruth (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.06.008, 2016-01)
    MACDUFF, C., STEPHEN, A. and TAYLOR, R., 2016. Decision precision or holistic heuristic?: Insights on on-site selection of student nurses and midwives. Nurse Education in Practice, Vol. 16 (1), pp. 40-46.
    Concerns about quality of care delivery in the UK have led to more scrutiny of criteria and methods for the selection of student nurses. However few substantive research studies of on-site selection processes exist. This ...
  • A case study exploration of approaches to the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care at two rural community maternity units. 

    Denham, Sara Helen (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2015-09)
    Background: This research explores whether rural Community Maternity Units (CMUs) contribute to NHS Scotland’s Quality Ambitions of safe, effective and person centred care. Currently there is no available recent evidence ...
  • Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study. 

    Cooper, Ben (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2015-11)
    This thesis reports a pilot study investigating the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ECSW) in the treatment of chronic venous ulcers. The studies primary aim was to assess the clinical effectiveness of this treatment ...
  • Competencies for the multi-disciplinary team caring for severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery: a systematic review. 

    Stephen, Audrey I.; Bruce, Duff; Kirkpatrick, Pamela (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.146, 2015-04)
    STEPHEN, A., BRUCE, D. and KIRKPATRICK, P., 2015. Competencies for the multi-disciplinary team caring for severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery: a systematic review. Appetite, 87, p. 385.

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