Recent Submissions

  • Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it? 

    Grant, Aileen; Treweek, Shaun; Wells, Mary (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2016.77.10.554, 2016-10-10)
    GRANT, A., TREWEEK, S. and WELLS, M. 2016. Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it? British journal of hospital medicine [online], 77(10), pages 554-555. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2016.77.10.554
    The key points of this article are 1) Research evidence from clinical trials is not being translated into clinical practice in a timely manner and this represents an enormous waste of resources and missed opportunities. ...
  • Embedding knowledge transfer to increase productivity in school nursing. 

    Forkuo, Anthony Kwaku (Mark Allen Healthcare https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2017.12.10.480, 2017-12-15)
    FORKUO, A.K. 2017. Embedding knowledge transfer to increase productivity in school nursing. British journal of school of nursing [online], 12(10), pages 480-484. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2017.12.10.480
    This article is a discussion paper aimed at school nursing leaders and, importantly, nursing managers and academics who are looking for ways to sustain nursing services. With austerity, there is a compelling demand for ...
  • Process evaluation of the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) trial: case study evaluation of adoption and maintenance of a complex intervention to reduce high-risk primary care prescribing. 

    Grant, Aileen; Dreischulte, Tobias; Guthrie, Bruce (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015281, 2017-03-01)
    GRANT, A., DREISCHULTE, T. and GUTHRIE, B. 2017. Process evaluation of the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) trial: case study evaluation of adoption and maintenance of a complex intervention to reduce high-risk primary care prescribing. BMJ open [online], 7(3), article ID e015281. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015281
    Objective: - To explore how different practices responded to the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) intervention in terms of their adoption of the work, reorganisation to deliver the intended change in ...
  • Process evaluation of the data-driven quality improvement in primary care (DQIP) trial: active and less active ingredients of a multi-component complex intervention to reduce high-risk primary care prescribing. 

    Grant, Aileen; Dreischulte, Tobias; Guthrie, Bruce (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-016-0531-2, 2017-01-07)
    GRANT, A., DREISCHULTE, T. and GUTHRIE, B. 2017. Process evaluation of the data-driven quality improvement in primary care (DQIP) trial: active and less active ingredients of a multi-component complex intervention to reduce high-risk primary care prescribing. Implementation science [online], 12, article ID 4. Available from https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-016-0531-2
    Background: - Two to 4% of emergency hospital admissions are caused by preventable adverse drug events. The estimated costs of such avoidable admissions in England were £530 million in 2015. The data-driven quality improvement ...
  • Process evaluation of the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) trial: quantitative examination of variation between practices in recruitment, implementation and effectiveness. 

    Dreischulte, Tobias; Grant, Aileen; Hapca, Adrian; Guthrie, Bruce (BMJ Publishing Group https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017133, 2018-01-05)
    DREISCHULTE, T., GRANT, A., HAPCA, A. and GUTHRIE, B. 2018. Process evaluation of the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) trial: quantitative examination of variation between practices in recruitment, implementation and effectiveness. BMJ open [online], 8(1), article ID e017133. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017133
    Objectives: - The cluster randomised trial of the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) intervention showed that education, informatics and financial incentives for general medical practices to review ...
  • A woman's hand and a lion's heart: Skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland. 

    Gilkison, Andrea; Rankin, Jean; Kensington, Mary; Daellenbach, Rea; Davies, Lorna; Deery, Ruth; Crowther, Susan (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.009, 2017-12-19)
    GILKISON, A., RANKIN, J., KENSINGTON, M., DAELLENBACH, R., DAVIES, L., DEERY, R. and CROWTHER, S. 2017. A woman's hand and a lion's heart: Skills and attributes for rural midwifery practice in New Zealand and Scotland. Midwifery [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.009
    Objective:- The complex and challenging nature of rural midwifery is a global issue. New Zealand and Scotland both face similar ongoing challenges in sustaining a rural midwifery workforce, and understanding the best ...
  • Users' perceptions of interprofessional collaborative care during their cancer journeys'. 

    Joseph, Sundari Catherine; Barnard, S.; Macduff, Colin; Moffat, M.; Walker, P.; Diack, Lesley (eSciRes https://doi.org/10.0000/JHSE.1000122, 2017-11-14)
    JOSEPH, S., BARNARD, S., MACDUFF, C., MOFFAT, M., WALKER, P. and DIACK, L. 2017. Users' perceptions of interprofessional collaborative care during their cancer journeys'. Journal of health science and education [online], 1(3), pages 1-11. Available from: http://escires.com/articles/Health-1-122.pdf
    Purpose: The study aimed to construct narratives of journeys that cancer patients and their families experience and to investigate participants' perceptions of related interagency collaboration spanning any engagements ...
  • A comprehensive systematic review of pharmacy perspectives on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. 

    El-Awaisi, Alla; Joseph, Sundari Catherine; El-Hajj, Maguy; Diack, Lesley (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.11.001, 2017-11-02)
    EL-AWAISI, A., JOSEPH, S., EL-HAJJ, M. and DIACK, L. 2017. A comprehensive systematic review of pharmacy perspectives on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.11.001
    Introduction:- Pharmacists are key professionals in the collaborative working process and are integral members of the healthcare team. However, there is paucity of information regarding their perspectives towards ...
  • The economic cost of bereavement in Scotland. 

    Stephen, Audrey I.; Macduff, Colin; Petrie, Dennis; Tseng, Fu-Min; Schut, Henk; Skår, Silje; Corden, Anne; Birrell, John; Wang, Shaolin; Newsom, Cate; Wilson, Stewart (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2014.920435, 2015-01-28)
    STEPHEN, A.I., MACDUFF, C., PETRIE, D.J., TSENG, F.-M., SCHUT, H., SKAR, S., CORDEN, A., BIRRELL, J., WANG, S., NEWSOM, C. and WILSON, S. 2015. The economic cost of bereavement in Scotland. Death studies [online], 39(3), pages 151-157. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2014.920435
    Aspects of the socioeconomic costs of bereavement in Scotland were estimated using 3 sets of data. Spousal bereavement was associated with increased mortality and longer hospital stays, with additional annual cost of around ...
  • Challenges in accessing and interviewing participants with severe mental illness. 

    Newman, Daniel; O'Reilly, Pauline; Lee, Siew Hwa; Kennedy, Catriona (RCN Publishing https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2017.e1443, 2017-06-22)
    NEWMAN, D., O'REILLY, P., LEE, S.H. and KENNEDY, C. 2017. Challenges in accessing and interviewing participants with severe mental illness. Nurse researcher [online], 25(1), pages 37-42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2017.e1443
    Background - Interviews are widely used in qualitative research to collect data. However, little has been written about interviewing people with severe mental illness (SMI). Aim - To report and analyse an experience of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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], 30(5), pages 367-375. 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 ...

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