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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The liminal self in people with multiple sclerosis: an interpretative phenomenological exploration of being diagnosed. 

    Strickland, Karen; Worth, Allison; Kennedy, Catriona (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13593, 2016-09-29)
    STRICKLAND, K., WORTH, A. and KENNEDY, C. 2017. The liminal self in people with multiple sclerosis: an interpretative phenomenological exploration of being diagnosed. Journal of clinical nursing [online], 26(11/12), pages 1714-1724. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13593.
    Aim - to explore the lived experience of the meaning of being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis on the individual's sense of self. ...
  • Development of a cross-cultural HPV community engagement model within Scotland. 

    Carnegie, Elaine; Whittaker, Anne; Gray Bunton, Carol; Hogg, Rhona; Kennedy, Catriona; Hilton, Shona; Harding, Seeromanie; Pollock, Kevin G.; Pow, Janette
    CARNEGIE, E., WHITTAKER, A., BRUNTON, C.G., HOGG, R., KENNEDY, C., HILTON, S., HARDING, S., POLLOCK, K.G. and POW, J. 2017. Development of a cross-cultural HPV community engagement model within Scotland. Health education journal [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896916685592
    Objective: To examine cultural barriers and participant solutions regarding acceptance and uptake of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine from the perspective of Black African, White-Caribbean, Arab, Indian, Bangladeshi ...
  • Borderline personality disorder and the ethics of risk management: the action/consequences model. 

    Warrender, Dan (SAGE, 2017-01-19)
    WARRENDER, D. 2017. Borderline personality disorder and the ethics of risk management: the action/consequences model. Nursing ethics [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0969733016679467.
    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], 11(6), pages 566-570. 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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