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Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Presented at the 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium, 23 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

This poster summarises the findings of a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis on freebirth - the act of giving birth intentionally without a qualified health care professional being present. The study found 22 publications and drew themes of for... Read More about Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis..

Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth. Presented at the 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium, 23 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

Controversial topics unearth deep-seated values about what is right or wrong. In the context of maternity care in high-income countries, freebirth - the deliberate decision to birth without professional attendance - has become one recent controversia... Read More about Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth..

Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue. Presented at the 2024 Virtual International Day of the Midwife conference (VIDM 2024), 4-5 May 2024, [virtual event].

Freebirth or unassisted birth is currently defined as the deliberate choice to give birth without a regulated healthcare professional in countries where maternity care is available and easily accessible. Empirical evidence on this practice is limited... Read More about Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue..

Exploring women’s motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. (2024)
Journal Article
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Exploring women's motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Midwifery [online], 134, article number 104022. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2024.104022

Freebirth is currently defined as the deliberate choice to give birth without a regulated healthcare professional. Previous reviews have identified factors influencing women’s choice to freebirth, yet, there is limited evidence on what is the care ex... Read More about Exploring women’s motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis..

Exploring the transition experiences of recently qualified health visitors to understand their support needs. [Protocol] (2024)
Other
NICE, F., KENNEDY, C. and MACIVER, E. 2024. Exploring the transition experiences of recently qualified health visitors to understand their support needs. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], Item number CRD42024480731. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42024480731

In this study the researchers are looking at the experiences of recently qualified health visitors (RQHVs) as they transition into health visiting practice and how they are supported (i.e. what kind of support do they need, what support is required a... Read More about Exploring the transition experiences of recently qualified health visitors to understand their support needs. [Protocol].

Unforeseen emotional labour: a collaborative autoethnography exploring researcher experiences of studying long COVID in health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2023)
Journal Article
MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N.N., TORRANCE, N., DOUGLAS, F., KENNEDY, C., SKATUN, D., SANTIAGO, V.H. and GRANT, A. 2024. Unforeseen emotional labour: a collaborative autoethnography exploring researcher experiences of studying long COVID in health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. SSM - qualitative research in health [online], 5, article 100390. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmqr.2023.100390

The concept of "emotional labour" describes the regulation of feelings and expressions to fulfil a specific job role, discussed extensively in relation to commercial and caring professions, with more recent scholarship recognising the emotional role... Read More about Unforeseen emotional labour: a collaborative autoethnography exploring researcher experiences of studying long COVID in health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic..

Lived experience of work and long COVID in healthcare staff. (2023)
Journal Article
TORRANCE, N., MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N.N., SKÅTUN, D., SCOTT, N., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., HERNANDEZ-SANTIAGO, V. and GRANT, A. 2024. Lived experience of work and long COVID in healthcare staff. Occupational medicine [online], 74(1), pages 78-85. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqad117

Healthcare workers (HCWs) had a greater occupational risk of exposure to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and reported higher rates of long COVID (LC). This has implications for the provision of health care in already stretched health services. Th... Read More about Lived experience of work and long COVID in healthcare staff..

Managing the long-term effects of COVID-19: implications for community nurses. (2023)
Journal Article
KENNEDY, C. 2023. Managing the long-term effects of COVID-19: implications for community nurses. British journal of community nurses [online], 28(10), pages 473. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2023.28.10.473

This editorial investigates the long term effects that COVID-19 had on very aspect of life and what implications this may mean for community nurses. COVID-19 has disrupted almost every aspect of life since 2020. The initial and continuing challenges... Read More about Managing the long-term effects of COVID-19: implications for community nurses..

An exploration of interventions for supported self-management and behaviour change delivered as routine clinical care for people living with long-term health conditions. (2023)
Thesis
MCCALLUM, M. 2023. An exploration of interventions for supported self-management and behaviour change delivered as routine clinical care for people living with long-term health conditions. Robert Gordon University, PhD by Public Output thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2271565

With our ageing, increasingly overweight and sedentary population, the National Health Service faces many challenges, not least the unprecedented rise in chronic long-term conditions. The first-line treatment for such conditions is lifestyle change,... Read More about An exploration of interventions for supported self-management and behaviour change delivered as routine clinical care for people living with long-term health conditions..

Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., MACIVER, E., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2023. Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness. Presented at the 2023 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2023), 13-15 September 2023, Brighton, UK.

NHS workers faced an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 during the pandemic and many now experience long COVID (LC). Over 10,000 NHS workers are estimated absent from work due to LC. LC represents a complex, dynamic and often serious condition, f... Read More about Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness..

Understanding and supporting NHS employees with long COVID return to and remain in work: key barriers and facilitators. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N.N., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2023. Understanding and supporting NHS employees with long COVID return to and remain in work: key barriers and facilitators. Presented at the 2023 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2023), 13-15 September 2023, Brighton, UK.

Long COVID (LC) is a debilitating illness with complex and dynamic symptoms, affecting all aspects of personal and work life. The process and implications of returning to work following chronic illness have been considered across various conditions;... Read More about Understanding and supporting NHS employees with long COVID return to and remain in work: key barriers and facilitators..

Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., MACIVER, E., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2023. Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland. Presented at the 67th Society for Social Medicine and Population Health annual scientific meeting (SSM Annual Scientific Meeting 2023), 6-8 September 2023, Newcastle, UK.

Long COVID (LC) affects 1.2 million people in the UK, including 120,000 NHS workers. LC remains poorly understood, comprising manifold symptoms ranging in severity, disrupting quality of life and work abilities. Emerging qualitative findings suggest... Read More about Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland..

Lived experience of long COVID in health workers in Scotland (LoCH study). (2023)
Report
TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SANTIAGO, V.H., SKÅTUN, D., ADAMS, N. and MACIVER, E. 2023. Lived experience of long COVID in health workers in Scotland (LoCH study). Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office [online]. Available from: https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/COVLTE2032report.pdf

This is the final project report for project COV/LTE/20/32 ("Lived Experience of Long-Term COVID-19 on NHS Workers in Health Care Settings in Scotland: a Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study"). The Long COVID in health workers (LoCH) study investigated t... Read More about Lived experience of long COVID in health workers in Scotland (LoCH study)..

An exploratory multi-case study of the health and wellbeing needs, relationships and experiences of health and social care service users and the people who support them at home. (2023)
Journal Article
HENDERSON, L., BAIN, H., ALLAN, E. and KENNEDY, C. 2023. An exploratory multi-case study of the health and wellbeing needs, relationships and experiences of health and social care service users and the people who support them at home. International journal of integrated care [online], 23 (1), article 11. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.7003

International policies and legislation set a precedence of person-centred sustainable integrated Health and Social Care (HSC) that meets the health and wellbeing needs of service users through improved experiences. However, current research focuses o... Read More about An exploratory multi-case study of the health and wellbeing needs, relationships and experiences of health and social care service users and the people who support them at home..

A journey of self-discovery and transformation: a theoretical and comprehensive evaluation of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland community development programme. (2023)
Journal Article
GRANT, A., MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N., TEODOROWSKI, P. and KENNEDY, C. 2023. A journey of self-discovery and transformation: a theoretical and comprehensive evaluation of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland community development programme. Journal of advanced nursing [online], 79(6), pages 2200-2210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15552

The aim of this study was to evaluate adoption, implementation and maintenance of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland development programme. This was undertaken through a comprehensive, longitudinal, qualitative evaluation. Participants from the f... Read More about A journey of self-discovery and transformation: a theoretical and comprehensive evaluation of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland community development programme..

Exploration of family carers' experiences of support for rapid discharge arrangements for end-of-life care at home: a qualitative study. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
LEE, S.H., ADAMS, N., WATSON, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2022. Exploration of family carers' experiences of support for rapid discharge arrangements for end-of-life care at home: a qualitative study. Presented at the 2022 NHS Grampian research and development conference, 12 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

Family carers play an integral role in achieving successful hospital discharge, especially when people would prefer to die at home (Larsson et al. 2018). In the North East of Scotland, there is a lack of information on how prepared family carers were... Read More about Exploration of family carers' experiences of support for rapid discharge arrangements for end-of-life care at home: a qualitative study..

Living with long COVID: the problem of lack of legitimation. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N.N., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2022. Living with long COVID: the problem of lack of legitimation. Presented at the 2022 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2022), 14-16 September 2022, Lancaster, UK.

The notion of the "sick role" (Parsons, 1951), where affected individuals are exempt from certain normative expectations and responsibilities (e.g. work) in line with societal judgements, rests heavily on the 'legitimation' of illness, principally th... Read More about Living with long COVID: the problem of lack of legitimation..

The GP can't help me, there's no point bothering them: exploring the complex healthcare journeys of NHS workers in Scotland suffering from long COVID: a longitudinal study. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., MACIVER, E., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., KYDD, A., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2022. The GP can't help me, there's no point bothering them: exploring the complex healthcare journeys of NHS workers in Scotland suffering from long COVID: a longitudinal study. Presented at the 2022 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2022), 14-16 September 2022, Lancaster, UK.

Globally, Long COVID (LC) affects around 40% of people infected with COVID-19 (Chen et al, 2022). Despite high prevalence, symptoms are variable, and no clear healthcare pathway models exist for diagnosis and treatment. The Candidacy Framework descri... Read More about The GP can't help me, there's no point bothering them: exploring the complex healthcare journeys of NHS workers in Scotland suffering from long COVID: a longitudinal study..

No backstage: the relentless emotional management of acute nursing through the COVID-19 pandemic. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
GRANT, A., TORRANCE, N., O'BRIEN, R., DOUGLAS, F., BALDIE, D. and KENNEDY, C. 2022. No backstage: the relentless emotional management of acute nursing through the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented at the 2022 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2022), 14-16 September 2022, Lancaster, UK.

The COVID-19 pandemic disordered the routine delivery of health care. We explored nurses' experiences of working in COVID and non-COVID facing roles, focusing on staff in the acute sector of one Scottish health board. The study covered the period bet... Read More about No backstage: the relentless emotional management of acute nursing through the COVID-19 pandemic..

Psychotherapeutic interventions for burns patients and the potential use with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis patients: a systematic integrative review. [Dataset] (2022)
Dataset
O'REILLY, P., MESKELL, P., WHELAN, B., KENNEDY, C., RAMSAY, B., COFFEY, A., FORTUNE, D.G., WALSH, S., INGEN-HOUSZ-ORO, S., BUNKER, C.B., WILSON, D.M., DELAUNOIS, I., DORE, L., HOWARD, S. and RYAN, S. 2022. Psychotherapeutic interventions for burns patients and the potential use with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis patients: a systematic integrative review. [Dataset] PLoS ONE [online], 17(6), article e0270424. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0270424#sec025

The aim of this systematic integrative review was to synthesize the evidence relating to psychotherapeutic interventions used with adult burns patients and patients with SJS/TEN. The systematic review was guided by Whittemore and Knafl's integrative... Read More about Psychotherapeutic interventions for burns patients and the potential use with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis patients: a systematic integrative review. [Dataset].