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  • The effectiveness of educating community nurses by distance learning. 

    Lawton, Sally Margaret Rolfe (The Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 1996-02)
    The purpose of this thesis is to examine the effectiveness of distance learning within post-registration community nurse education. In this context, 'effectiveness' is defined as being useful to the student or 'fit for ...
  • Nursing perspectives on women, health and work in the socio-cultural context of poor communities in Northeast Thailand. 

    Jongudomkarn, Darunee (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2001-06)
    Women from poor communities in Northeast Thailand can be considered as a disadvantaged group who have struggled against several problems in their daily living and who have worked hard to sustain their lives through ...
  • Make or break: factors influencing the development of nursing practice within the UK National Health Service. 

    Unsworth, John (The Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2002-12)
    The development of nursing practice has become a central feature of modern healthcare. The advent of clinical governance has resulted in the development of an organisational climate where practitioners are encouraged to ...
  • An evaluation of an educational programme to prepare family health nurses 

    Macduff, Colin; West, Bernice J. M. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2004.08.001, 2004-10)
    MACDUFF, C. and WEST, B., 2004. An evaluation of an educational programme to prepare family health nurses. Nurse Education Today, 24 (7), pp. 575-583
    In 1998 the World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe proposed a new type of community based nurse called the family health nurse (FHN). Although it was initially envisaged that 18 European countries would take part in the ...
  • The progress of family health nursing in remote and rural Scotland. 

    Macduff, Colin (Mark Allen Group http://www.bjcn.co.uk/, 2005)
    MACDUFF, C., 2005. The progress of family health nursing in remote and rural Scotland. British Journal of Community Nursing, 10 (12), pp. 558-562
    Since 2001 the World Health Organisation Europe Family Health Nurse (FHN) role has been developing in remote and rural areas of Scotland. In 2003 an independent evaluation identified a need for facilitation of the FHN role ...
  • An evaluation of the first year of family health nursing practice in Scotland 

    Macduff, Colin; West, Bernice J. M. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.05.003, 2005-01)
    MACDUFF, C. and WEST, B., 2005. An evaluation of the first year of family health nursing practice in Scotland. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 42 (1), pp. 47-59
    Scotland has led enactment of the new World Health Organisation (Europe) Family Health Nurse (FHN) concept. This paper presents research which evaluated the initial operation and impact of the role in remote and rural ...
  • Empowering women's self-care: a participatory approach to prevent HIV/AIDS for women and children in Northeast Thailand. 

    Donkaewbua, Siriporn (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2005-09)
    Across Thailand there has been a general reduction in the incidence rate of HIV infection in all but one special population group: married women and their offspring whilst the incidence rate is relatively low (1.2%) it ...
  • A follow-up study of professionals' perspectives on the development of family health nursing in Scotland: a questionnaire survey 

    Macduff, Colin (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.05.004, 2006-03)
    MACDUFF, C., 2006. A follow-up study of professionals' perspectives on the development of family health nursing in Scotland: a questionnaire survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 43 (3), pp. 345-356
    Background In 1998 the World Health Organisation Europe introduced the Family Health Nurse concept. The envisaged role of this community-based nurse was seen as multi-faceted and included helping individuals, families ...
  • An analysis of the development of family health nursing in Scotland through policy and practice 1998-2006 

    Macduff, Colin (The Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Nursing & Midwifery, The Robert Gordon University, 2007-05)
    In 1998 World Health Organisation Europe outlined a vision of a new community-based nurse called the Family Health Nurse (FHN) who would help individuals, families and communities to cope with illness and to improve their ...
  • Punters and providers in the North of Scotland: a study of shared experiences. 

    Gault, Barry (The Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2007-10)
    The research was carried out during a time when residential provision for people with learning difficulties in the north of Scotland was changing from being hospital based towards being community centred. The aim was to ...
  • Vulnerability and abuse: an exploration of views of care staff working with people who have learning disabilities. 

    Forbes Parley, Fiona (The Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2007-11)
    In recent years there has been increased focus on vulnerability and abuse however greater attention has been paid to this in relation to children, elders and in domestic situations. Within learning disability service ...
  • Curriculum design for pre-registration nurse education: meeting skill requirements 

    Joseph, Sundari Catherine (The Robert Gordon University, 2008-03)
    JOSEPH, S.C., 2008. Curriculum design for pre-registration nurse education: meeting skill requirements. PhD. thesis, The Robert Gordon University.
    The preparation of newly qualified nurses has raised many professional debates and yet the ‘end product’ of nurse education, the qualified nurse continues to demonstrate knowledge and skill deficits in areas considered ...
  • Windows and mirrors: reflections of a module team teaching the arts in nurse education. 

    McKie, Andrew; Adams, Violet; Gass, John P.; Macduff, Colin (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2007.03.002, 2008-05)
    MCKIE, A., ADAMS, V., GASS, J. P. and MACDUFF, C., 2008. Windows and mirrors: reflections of a module team teaching the arts in nurse education. Nurse Education in Practice, 8 (3), pp. 156-164
    This paper draws upon the five-year experience of a group of nursing lecturers involved in planning, delivery and evaluation of a discrete module on the expressive arts within a Bachelor of Nursing course within one ...
  • The development and evaluation of a holistic approach to obesity management for primary care nurses. 

    Brown, Jennifer E. (The Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2008-08)
    The prevalence of obesity (BMI≥30kg/m²) in the Scottish population is rising at an alarming pace. The health implications for those affected and the lack of sustained success in treatment, demands that new strategies be ...
  • Editorial: The PhD thesis as a virtual guest house. 

    Macduff, Colin (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.02256.x, 2008-09)
    MACDUFF, C., 2008. Editorial: The PhD thesis as a virtual guest house. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17 (18), pp. 2381-2383.
  • The potential of literature and poetry. 

    Gallagher, A.; McKie, Andrew (Palgrave MacMillan, 2009)
    GALLAGHER, A. and MCKIE, A., 2009. The potential of literature and poetry. In: T. WARNE and S. MCANDREW, eds. Creative approaches to health and social care education. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. Pp. 113-128.
    Literature and poetry are being increasingly used as learning resources in professional health care educational curricula (McKie & Gass 2001; Tschudin, 2003; McAteer & Murray, 2003; McKie et al 2008). Less attention has, ...
  • Creating connections: an investigation into the first year experience of undergraduate nursing students. 

    Taylor, Ruth Fiona (The Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2009-03)
    OVERVIEW OF THE THESIS The aim of the research is to explore the first year experiences of two groups of undergraduate student nurses. The research takes a holistic approach to the investigation of the first year experience. ...
  • An exploration of nurses' emotions: a study of Jordanian nurses in intensive therapy. 

    Almahrouk, Mohammed (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2009-05)
    Emotions within the Intensive Therapy Nurses (ITNs) are the phenomena under investigation. Emotions of ITN s are exposed to stressors that may lead to emotional changes. This study aimed to explore the emotional changes ...
  • An evaluation of the process and initial impact of disseminating a nursing e-thesis. 

    Macduff, Colin (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04937.x, 2009-05)
    MACDUFF, C., 2009. An evaluation of the process and initial impact of disseminating a nursing e-thesis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65 (5), pp. 1010-1018.
    Aim. This paper is a report of a study conducted to evaluate product, process and outcome aspects of the dissemination of a nursing PhD thesis via an open-access electronic institutional repository. Background. Despite ...
  • Using art and literature as educational resources in palliative care. 

    Lawton, S.; McKie, Andrew (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jmh.2009.001909, 2009-12)
    LAWTON, S. and MCKIE, A., 2009. Using art and literature as educational resources in palliative care. Medical Humanities, 35 (2), pp. 120-122.
    This case study outlines a staff seminar programme that used art and literature as vehicles to explore personal and professional dimensions of palliative care. Participating staff found the learning experience interesting ...