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Users' perceptions of interprofessional collaborative care during their cancer journeys'. (2017)
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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 with the National Health Servic... Read More about Users' perceptions of interprofessional collaborative care during their cancer journeys'..

The impact of spousal bereavement on hospitalisations: evidence from the Scottish Longitudinal Study. (2017)
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TSENG, F.-M., PETRIE, D., WANG, S., MACDUFF, C. and STEPHEN, A.I. 2018. The impact of spousal bereavement on hospitalisations: evidence from the Scottish Longitudinal Study. Health economics [online], 27(2), pages e120-e138. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.3573

This paper estimates the impact of spousal bereavement on hospital inpatient use for the surviving bereaved by following the experience of 94,272 married Scottish individuals from 1991 until 2009 using a difference-in-difference model. We also consid... Read More about The impact of spousal bereavement on hospitalisations: evidence from the Scottish Longitudinal Study..

A thematic analysis of the experience of UK mental health nurses who have trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. (2017)
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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 future, as opposed to the p... Read More about A thematic analysis of the experience of UK mental health nurses who have trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy..

An analysis of policy to practice initiatives in Scotland: what are the key lessons learned? (2016)
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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 and 2010. Background - The Sco... Read More about An analysis of policy to practice initiatives in Scotland: what are the key lessons learned?.

Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland. (2015)
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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 process. Thirteen relatives with... Read More about Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland..

Decision precision or holistic heuristic? Insights on on-site selection of student nurses and midwives. (2015)
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MACDUFF, C., STEPHEN, A. and TAYLOR, R. 2016. Decision precision or holistic heuristic? Insights on on-site selection of student nurses and midwives. Nurse education in practice [online], 16(1), pages 40-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.06.008

Concerns about quality of care delivery in the UK have led to more scrutiny of criteria and methods for the selection of student nurses. However few substantive research studies of on-site selection processes exist. This study elicited and interprete... Read More about Decision precision or holistic heuristic? Insights on on-site selection of student nurses and midwives..

The economic cost of bereavement in Scotland. (2015)
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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 {pound}20 million. Cost of... Read More about The economic cost of bereavement in Scotland..

Nurse scholars' knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations. (2012)
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GOODFELLOW, L. M., MACDUFF, C., LESLIE, G., COPELAND, S., NOLFI, D. and BLACKWOOD, D. 2012. Nurse scholars' knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations. International nursing review [online], 59(4), pages 511-518. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2012.01008.x

Background: Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are a valuable resource for nurse scholars worldwide. ETDs and digital libraries offer the potential to radically change the nature and scope of the way in which doctoral research results are pre... Read More about Nurse scholars' knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations..

An evaluation of the process and initial impact of disseminating a nursing e-thesis. (2009)
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MACDUFF, C. 2009. An evaluation of the process and initial impact of disseminating a nursing e-thesis. Journal of advanced nursing [online], 65(5), pages 1010-1018. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04937.x

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 the growth of university instit... Read More about An evaluation of the process and initial impact of disseminating a nursing e-thesis..

The PhD thesis as a virtual guest house. (2008)
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MACDUFF, C. 2008. The PhD thesis as a virtual guest house. Journal of clinical nursing [online], 17(18), pages 2381-2383. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.02256.x

PhD theses. Who reads them? Within UK nursing the answer is: hardly anybody, save a few PhD supervisors, students and enamoured academics. Since the millennium, the Royal College of Nursing’s Steinberg Collection of over 1000 hard bound theses has se... Read More about The PhD thesis as a virtual guest house..

Windows and mirrors: reflections of a module team teaching the arts in nurse education. (2008)
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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 [online], 8(3), pages 156-164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2007.03.002

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 Scottish university. In part, this... Read More about Windows and mirrors: reflections of a module team teaching the arts in nurse education..

A follow-up study of professionals' perspectives on the development of family health nursing in Scotland: a questionnaire survey. (2006)
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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 [online], 43(3), pages 345-356. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.05.004

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 and communities to cope with ill... Read More about A follow-up study of professionals' perspectives on the development of family health nursing in Scotland: a questionnaire survey..

The progress of family health nursing in remote and rural Scotland. (2005)
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MACDUFF, C. 2005. The progress of family health nursing in remote and rural Scotland. British journal of community nursing [online], 10(12), pages 558-562. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2005.10.12.20150

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 and family health orientate... Read More about The progress of family health nursing in remote and rural Scotland..

An evaluation of the first year of family health nursing practice in Scotland. (2005)
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MACDUFF, C. and WEST, B.J.M. 2005. An evaluation of the first year of family health nursing practice in Scotland. International journal of nursing studies [online], 42(1), pages 47-59. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.05.003

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 regions of Scotland. Through use... Read More about An evaluation of the first year of family health nursing practice in Scotland..

An evaluation of an educational programme to prepare family health nurses. (2004)
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MACDUFF, C. and WEST, B.J.M. 2004. An evaluation of an educational programme to prepare family health nurses. Nurse education today [online], 24(7), pages 575-583. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2004.08.001

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 development of the FHN role th... Read More about An evaluation of an educational programme to prepare family health nurses..