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Visualisation-centred interventions in the healthcare-associated infections field: an integrative review. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
TSATTALIOS, K., MACDUFF, C., STEPHEN, A. and HENDERSON, S. 2017. Visualisation-centred interventions in the healthcare-associated infections field: an integrative review. Presented at the 6th International conference of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC 2017), 20-22 November 2017, Canberra, Australia.

Introduction: Within educational and practice based interventions to help address healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), visualisations are often used as contributory or central components. However, these have not yet been the subject of systematic... Read More about Visualisation-centred interventions in the healthcare-associated infections field: an integrative review..

Unlocking the potential of visualisation approaches to address healthcare associated infections: a new international, cross-disciplinary network. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
MACDUFF, C., MACDONALD, A. and TSATTALIOS, K. 2017. Unlocking the potential of visualisation approaches to address healthcare associated infections: a new international, cross-disciplinary network. Presented at the 6th International conference of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC 2017), 20-22 November 2017, Canberra, Australia.

Introduction: The use and experience of visual images in their many forms is a taken-for-granted aspect of endeavours within infection prevention and control. Contemporary IPC presents both enduring visualisation challenges (e.g. the invisibility of... Read More about Unlocking the potential of visualisation approaches to address healthcare associated infections: a new international, cross-disciplinary network..

Users' perceptions of interprofessional collaborative care during their cancer journeys'. (2017)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review protocol. (2016)
Other
PAPADATOU, Z., COOPER, K., KLEIN, S., MACDUFF, C. and STEINER, M. 2016. Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports [online], 14(10), pages 72-81. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003159

Review question/objective: The objective of this quantitative systematic review is to identify, appraise and synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of moisturizers, barrier creams, protective gloves, skin protection education and... Read More about Effectiveness of interventions for preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis: a quantitative systematic review protocol..

Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol. (2016)
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TSATTALIOS, K., MACDUFF, C. and STEPHEN, A. 2016. Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42016035934. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac....d.asp?ID=CRD42016035934

The objective of this integrative review is to synthesise the best available evidence on (i) what and (ii) how theory has been implemented in the development of interventions aiding healthcare staff to prevent and control healthcareassociated infecti... Read More about Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol..

An analysis of policy to practice initiatives in Scotland: what are the key lessons learned? (2016)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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? (2015)
Journal Article
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?.

BECOMING: an analysis of narratives describing the experiences of nurses who have undertaken training in solution focused brief therapy. (2015)
Thesis
SMITH, S.W. 2015. BECOMING: an analysis of narratives describing the experiences of nurses who have undertaken training in solution focused brief therapy. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis is a study of the experiences of nurses who have undertaken training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). While the clinical outcomes of using SFBT, and other psychological therapies, to treat clients have been the subject of much re... Read More about BECOMING: an analysis of narratives describing the experiences of nurses who have undertaken training in solution focused brief therapy..

An analysis of policy to practice developments in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions within Scotland from 2005 to 2010. (2015)
Thesis
SHUAI, Z. 2015. An analysis of policy to practice developments in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions within Scotland from 2005 to 2010. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the new millennium the Scottish government has been seeking effective practice developments in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHPs) through setting up numerous policy initiatives to improve patient care both directly and indir... Read More about An analysis of policy to practice developments in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions within Scotland from 2005 to 2010..

The economic cost of bereavement in Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
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..

Nursing by the long stretch of the arm: an exploration of community nursing middle managers' experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland. (2014)
Thesis
ALLAN, E. 2014. Nursing by the long stretch of the arm: an exploration of community nursing middle managers' experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Aim: This thesis aimed to explore community nursing middle manager role enactment in managing change within Community Health Partnerships (CHPs) in three regions of Scotland from 2008-2011. Background: CHPs were established to play a key role in shif... Read More about Nursing by the long stretch of the arm: an exploration of community nursing middle managers' experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland..

The impact of information, education and communication (IEC) strategies in malaria prevention and control during pregnancy in Africa. (2013)
Thesis
MALOREH-NYAMEKYE, T. 2013. The impact of information, education and communication (IEC) strategies in malaria prevention and control during pregnancy in Africa. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Background: Malaria continues to pose a complex public health problem amongst pregnant women in Africa (Schantz-Dunn & Nour 2009; Antwi 2010), accounting for over 90% of the global malaria burden (WHO 2002; Morel et al. 2005; Schantz-Dunn & Nour 2009... Read More about The impact of information, education and communication (IEC) strategies in malaria prevention and control during pregnancy in Africa..

Socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland: main study report. (2013)
Report
BIRRELL, J., CORDEN, A., MACDUFF, C., NEWSOM, C., PETRIE, D., SCHUT, H., SKÅR, S., STEPHEN, A., TSENG, F.-M., WANG, S. and WILSON, S. 2013. Socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland: main study report. [Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University]

The Socio-Economic Costs of Bereavement in Scotland (SECOB) research study was funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorates in late 2010 as part of ongoing work to inform national policy on bereavement and bereavement care practice. The proj... Read More about Socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland: main study report..

Nurse scholars' knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations. (2012)
Journal Article
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 pr... Read More about Nurse scholars' knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations..

Are electronic theses and dissertations radically changing the nature and scope of doctoral research dissemination and use? (2012)
Presentation / Conference
GOODFELLOW, L.M., MACDUFF, C., LESLIE, G., COPELAND, S., NOLFI, D. and BLACKWOOD, D. 2012. Are electronic theses and dissertations radically changing the nature and scope of doctoral research dissemination and use? Presented at the 2012 Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Health Libraries Group conference (HLG 2012), 12-13 July 2012, London, UK.

Originally presented as: GOODFELLOW, L. M., MACDUFF, C., LESLIE, G., COPELAND, S., NOLFI, D. and BLACKWOOD, D., 2012. Are electronic theses and dissertations radically changing the nature and scope of doctoral research dissemination and use' at the A... Read More about Are electronic theses and dissertations radically changing the nature and scope of doctoral research dissemination and use?.

An evaluation of the process and initial impact of disseminating a nursing e-thesis. (2009)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..