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  • Borderline personality disorder and the ethics of risk management: the action/consequences model. 

    Warrender, Dan
    WARRENDER, D. [2016] Borderline personality disorder and the ethics of risk management: the action/consequences model. Nursing ethics, (accepted).
    Patients with borderline personality disorder are frequent users of inpatient mental health units, with inpatient crisis intervention often used based on the risk of suicide. However this can present an ethical dilemma ...
  • Diversity and internationalisation in interprofessional education. 

    Joseph, Sundari Catherine (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtumed.2016.11.001, 2016-11-30)
    JOSEPH, S. 2016. Diversity and internationalisation in interprofessional education. Journal of Taibah university medical sciences [online], Article In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtumed.2016.11.001
    This position paper considers the perspectives of introducing diversity and internationalisation to the interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum. Whilst this may seem like an onerous task in the challenging area of ...
  • Generosity of spirit sustains caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand. 

    Hunter, Marion; Crowther, Susan; McAra-Couper, Judith; Gilkison, Andrea; MacGregor, Debbie; Gunn, Jackie (New Zealand College of Midwives https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl52.2016.8.50-55, 2016-11-30)
    HUNTER, M., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J., GILKISON, A., MACGREGOR, D. and GUNN, J. 2016. Generosity of spirit sustains caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand. New Zealand College of Midwives journal [online], 52, pages 50-55. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl52.2016.8.50-55
    Background: This article is the third in a series reporting on original research exploring the sustainability of Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) midwifery. Previous publications have described sustainable practice arrangements ...
  • Open, trusting relationships underpin safety in rural maternity a hermeneutic phenomenology study. 

    Crowther, Susan; Smythe, Liz (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1164-9, 2016-11-24)
    CROWTHER, S. and SMYTHE, E. 2016. Open, trusting relationships underpin safety in rural maternity a hermeneutic phenomenology study. BMC Pregnancy and childbirth [online], 16:370. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1164-9
    Background: There are interwoven personal, professional and organisational relationships to be navigated in maternity in all regions. In rural regions relationships are integral to safe maternity care. Yet there is a paucity ...
  • Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: Perspectives of pharmacy academics. 

    El-Awaisi, Alla; El Hajj, Maguy Saffouh; Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Diack, Lesley (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2016.1218830, 2016-10-05)
    EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L. 2016. Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: Perspectives of pharmacy academics. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 30(6), pages 769-776. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2016.1218830
    The current status of interprofessional education (IPE) in Arabic Middle Eastern countries is largely unexamined and there is a need to assess IPE and collaborative practice in these countries. As faculty attitudes towards ...
  • Comparative assessment of visible light and UV active photocatalysts by hydroxyl radical quantification. 

    Nagarajan, Sanjay; Skillen, Nathan; Fina, Federica; Zhang, Guan; Randorn, Chamnan; Lawton, Linda A.; Irvine, John T. S.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.10.034, 2016-11-03)
    NAGARAJAN, S., SKILLEN, N.C., FINA, F., ZHANG, G., RANDORN, C., LAWTON, L.A., IRVINE, J.T.S. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2016. Comparative assessment of visible light and UV active photocatalysts by hydroxyl radical quantification. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: chemistry [online], 334, pages 13-19. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.10.034
    A simple method for determining hydroxyl radical yields on semiconductor photocatalysts is highly desirable, especially when comparing different photocatalyst materials. This paper reports the screening of a selection of ...
  • The feeling of being dressed: affect studies and the clothed body. 

    Ruggerone, Lucia (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1362704X.2016.1253302, 2016-11-21)
    RUGGERONE, L. 2016. The feeling of being dressed: affect studies and the clothed body. Fashion theory [online], Latest Articles. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1362704X.2016.1253302
    In sociological and cultural studies the relationship we have with our clothes has been mostly analyzed in terms of fashion and identity, with a focus on the ways in which we use clothing to represent ourselves to and in ...
  • SelfBACK: Activity recognition for self-management of low back pain. 

    Sani, Sadiq; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Massie, Stewart; Cooper, Kay (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47175-4, 2016-11-05)
    SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2016. SelfBACK: Activity recognition for self-management of low back pain. In Bramer, M. and Petridis, M. (eds.) 2016. Research and development in intelligent systems XXXIII: incorporating applications and innovations in intelligent systems XXIV. Cham: Springer [online], pages 281-294. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47175-4
    Low back pain (LBP) is the most significant contributor to years lived with disability in Europe and results in significant financial cost to European economies. Guidelines for the management of LBP have self-management ...
  • Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care. 

    Kilbride, Lynn; Cox, Marie; Kennedy, Catriona; Lee, Siew Hwa; Grant, Robin (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03236.x, 2010-06-14)
    KILBRIDE, L., COX, M., KENNEDY, C.M., LEE, S.H. and GRANT, R. 2010. Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care. Journal of clinical nursing [online], 19(13-14), pages 1767-1783. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03236.x
    If you wish to read an English version of this article please contact Siew Hwa Lee. ...
  • Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean. 

    Swinton, Paul Alan; Shitanshi, D.; Dolan, Eimear; Burgess, Katherine; Singh, B.; Aspe, R. (SciTechnol http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9080.1000220, 2016-01-25)
    SWINTON, P.A., SHITANSHI, D., DOLAN, E., BURGESS, K., SINGH, B. and ASPE, R. 2016. Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean. Journal of athletic enhancement [online], 5(1). Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9080.1000220
    The purpose of this investigation was to investigate the biomechanical effects of performing a large number of repetitions with a technically demanding exercise as is recommended in many extreme conditioning programs. ...
  • Psychometric properties of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy-Health Professional Student's version: an Italian validation study with nursing students 

    Montanari, Paola; Petrucci, Cristina; Russo, Silvia; Murray, Ian; Dimonte, Valerio; Lancia, Loreto (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12221, 2015-07-07)
    MONTANARI, P., PETRUCCI, C., RUSSO, S., MURRAY, I., DIMONTE, V. and LANCIA, L. 2015. Psychometric properties of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy-Health Professional Student's version: an Italian validation study with nursing students. Nursing and health sciences [online], 17(4), pages 483-491. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12221
    This methodological study was conducted to test the psychometric properties of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy-Health Professional Student's version (JSE-HPS), in a convenience sample of 797 Italian nursing students and to ...
  • Defying geometric similarity: Shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Williams, Hector; Nevill, Alan M. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22935, 2016-11-01)
    STEWART, A.D., LEDINGHAM, R.J., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and NEVILL, A.M. 2016. Defying geometric similarity: Shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. American journal of human biology, Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22935
    Objectives - Applying geometric similarity predictions of body dimensions to specific occupational groups has the potential to reveal useful ergonomic and health implications. This study assessed a representative sample ...
  • Mental health service users' experiences of mental health care: an integrative literature review. 

    Newman, Daniel; O'Reilly, Pauline; Lee, Siew Hwa; Kennedy, Catriona (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12202, 2015-02-24)
    NEWMAN, D., O'REILLY, P., LEE, S.H. and KENNEDY, C. 2015. Mental health service users' experiences of mental health care: an integrative literature review. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing [online], 22(3), pages 171-182. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12202
    The aim of this integrative literature review was to identify mental health service users' experiences of services. The rationale for this review was based on the growing emphasis and requirements for health services to ...
  • Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Cunningham, Scott; Diack, Lesley; McCaig, Dorothy; MacLure, Katie; Bond, Christine; George, Johnson (Robert Gordon University, 2010-06-31)
    STEWART, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., DIACK, L., MCCAIG, D., MACLURE, K., BOND, C. and GEORGE, J. 2010. Exploring and evaluating pharmacist prescribing. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    This report describes in detail the research conducted by the 'Prescribing Research Group', supported by NES funding. Members of the group are listed on the front cover. Since inception date, this group has been highly ...
  • The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. 

    Barron, Peter-James; Burgess, Katherine; Cooper, Kay; Stewart, Arthur D. (Taylor and Francis http://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1244290, 2016-10-15)
    BARRON, P.J., BURGESS, K., COOPER, K. and STEWART, A.D. 2016. The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. Ergonomics [online], Latest Articles. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1244290
    Climb assist' claims to reduce strain when climbing ladders; however, no research has yet substantiated this. The purpose of this study was to assess the physiological and psychophysical effects of climb assist on 30 m ...
  • The significance of personal learning environments (PLEs) in nursing education: extending current conceptualizations. 

    Patterson, Christopher; Stephens, Moira; Chang, Vico; Price, Ann M.; Work, Fiona; Snelgrove-Clarke, Erna; Harada, Theresa (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.09.010, 2016-09-26)
    PATTERSON, C., STEPHENS, M. CHANG, V., PRICE, A.M., WORK, F., SNELGROVE-CLARKE, E. and HARADA, T. 2016. The significance of personal learning environments (PLEs) in nursing education: extending current conceptualizations. Nurse education today [online],48, pages 99-105. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.09.010
    Background - Personal learning environments (PLE) have been shown to be a critical part of how students negotiate and manage their own learning. Understandings of PLEs appear to be constrained by narrow definitions that ...
  • β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 

    Saunders, Bryan; Elliott-Sale, Kirsty; Artioli, Guilherme G.; Swinton, Paul Alan; Dolan, Eimear; Roschel, Hamilton; Sale, Craig; Gualano, Bruno (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-096396, 2016-10-18)
    SAUNDERS, B., ELLIOTT-SALE, K., ARTIOLI, G.G., SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E., ROSCHEL, H., SALE, C. and GUALANO, B. 2016. β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-096396
    Objective - To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence on the effects of β-alanine supplementation on exercise capacity and performance. Design - This study was designed in accordance with PRISMA ...
  • Preformulation of cysteamine gels for treatment of the ophthalmic complications in cystinosis. 

    McKenzie, Barbara; Kay, Graeme; Matthews, Kerr H.; Knott, Rachel M.; Cairns, Donald (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.10.044, 2016-10-19)
    MCKENZIE, B., KAY, G., MATTHEWS, K.H., KNOTT, R. and CAIRNS, D. 2016. Preformulation of cysteamine gels for treatment of the ophthalmic complications in cystinosis. International journal of pharmaceutics [online], 515(1-2), pages 575-582. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.10.044
    Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterised by raised lysosomal levels of cystine in the cells of all organs. It is treated by regular administration of the aminothiol, cysteamine. Corneal ...
  • Assessing pharmacist's intervention in supporting the management of Type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting. 

    Soorapan, Suchada (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences., 2002-07-01)
    SOORAPAN, S. 2002. Assessing pharmacist's intervention in supporting the management of Type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that is associated with substantial morbidity, mortality, and health care cost. All patients with diabetes require a high level of clinical care to prevent the development ...
  • Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. 

    MacLure, Katie; Stewart, Derek C. (BSC: the Chartered Institute for IT http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840, 2016-09-01)
    MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff: a systematic review. Journal of innovation in health informatics [online], 23(3), pages 560-571. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v23i3.840
    Objective: To explore the digital literacy knowledge and needs of pharmacy staff including pharmacists, graduate (pre-registration) pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dispensing assistants and medicine counter assistants. ...

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