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‘Police Scotland mobile working project’: implementation and impact evaluation, and benefits realisation. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
DIACK, L., FALCONER, M., GRAHAM, W. and GALLAGHER, M. 2019. ‘Police Scotland mobile working project’: implementation and impact evaluation, and benefits realisation. Presented at the 2019 Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) Scottish international policing conference: digital policing: ethical challenges regarding the role of technology in policing, 10 December 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

Running within the context of the ‘Digitally Enabled Policing Programme’ (DEPP), the ‘Police Scotland Mobile Working Project’ is an on-going project as part of the Police Scotland ‘Serving a Changing Scotland Strategy’. The project seeks to equip ope... Read More about ‘Police Scotland mobile working project’: implementation and impact evaluation, and benefits realisation..

Pharmacy academics' perspectives toward interprofessional education prior to its implementation in Qatar: a qualitative study. (2019)
Journal Article
EL-AWAISI, A., JOSEPH, S., EL HAJJ, M.S. and DIACK, L. 2019. Pharmacy academics' perspectives toward interprofessional education prior to its implementation in Qatar: a qualitative study. BMC medical education [online], 19, article ID 278. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1689-5

Background: The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of faculty members and academic administrators, at Qatar University College of Pharmacy, towards interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice by identifying enablers, b... Read More about Pharmacy academics' perspectives toward interprofessional education prior to its implementation in Qatar: a qualitative study..

Support for current and aspiring women leaders: an exploration of UK higher education institutions' responses. (2019)
Report
DIACK, L., PEDERSEN, S., MACLENNAN, S., FALCONER, M., GILLIBRAND, E., MCFADYEN, M. and WATSON, A. 2019. Support for current and aspiring women leaders: an exploration of UK higher education institutions' responses. London: Advance-HE [online]. Available from: https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/filemanager/root/site_assets/research_resources/small_development_projects/sdp_19/support/046_AdvHE_Support_aspiring_women_final.pdf

This research was funded by Advance HE’s Small Development Fund to explore higher education institutions' (HEIs') mechanisms for the support and advancement of current and aspiring women leaders. Over recent years there has been an increase in the nu... Read More about Support for current and aspiring women leaders: an exploration of UK higher education institutions' responses..

Inter-agency adult support and protection practice: a realistic evaluation with police, health and social care professionals. (2019)
Journal Article
JOSEPH, S., KLEIN, S., MCCLUSKEY, S., WOOLNOUGH, P. and DIACK, L. 2019. Inter-agency adult support and protection practice: a realistic evaluation with police, health and social care professionals. Journal of integrated care [online], 27(1), pages 50-63. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-06-2018-0041

Purpose - Collaborative inter-agency working is of paramount importance for the public protection agenda worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to disseminate the findings from a research study on the inter-agency working within adult support and pr... Read More about Inter-agency adult support and protection practice: a realistic evaluation with police, health and social care professionals..

A Scottish and Japanese experience of patient-centred diabetic care: descriptive study of interprofessional education on live webinar. (2018)
Journal Article
SUEMATSU, M., JOSEPH, S., ABE, K., YASUI, H., TAKAHASHI, N., OKAZAKI, K., HAXTON, J., MCFADYEN, M., WALKER, P. and DIACK, L. 2018. A Scottish and Japanese experience of patient-centred diabetic care: descriptive study of interprofessional education on live webinar. Nagoya journal of medical science [online], 80(4), pages 465-473. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18999/nagjms.80.4.465

To minimise the global burden of diabetes, the awareness of appropriate intervention methods for diabetes education and practice is essential. This project is the first international interprofessional education (IIPE) for the awareness of diabetes, w... Read More about A Scottish and Japanese experience of patient-centred diabetic care: descriptive study of interprofessional education on live webinar..

Perspectives of pharmacy students in Qatar toward interprofessional education and collaborative practice: a mixed methods study. (2018)
Journal Article
EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L. 2018. Perspectives of pharmacy students in Qatar toward interprofessional education and collaborative practice: a mixed methods study. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 32(6), pages 674-688. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2018.1498466

In an IPE environment, students are expected to have better understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and contribution of other health care professions to enhance interprofessional working and collaboration with an end result of improving patient... Read More about Perspectives of pharmacy students in Qatar toward interprofessional education and collaborative practice: a mixed methods study..

Perspectives of practising pharmacists towards interprofessional education and collaborative practice in Qatar. (2018)
Journal Article
EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L. 2018. Perspectives of practising pharmacists towards interprofessional education and collaborative practice in Qatar. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 40(5), pages 1388-1401. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-018-0686-9

Background: Healthcare is provided by a variety of different professionals, including pharmacists who are integral members of the team, and all are expected to work collaboratively to provide quality care. Little is known about the perceptions of pha... Read More about Perspectives of practising pharmacists towards interprofessional education and collaborative practice in Qatar..

A nurse researcher's guide to reflexive interviewing. (2018)
Journal Article
LEAR, H., EBOH, W. and DIACK, L. 2018. A nurse researcher's guide to reflexive interviewing. Nurse researcher [online], 25(4), pages 35-42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2018.e1550

Background: In a wider doctoral study related to unfavourable experiences of nursing students studying abroad, the researcher undertook a reflexive interview to reduce the potential for bias. Aim: To discuss a method for conducting reflexive intervie... Read More about A nurse researcher's guide to reflexive interviewing..

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'..

A comprehensive systematic review of pharmacy perspectives on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. (2017)
Journal Article
EL-AWAISI, A., JOSEPH, S., EL HAJJ, M.S. and DIACK, L. 2018. A comprehensive systematic review of pharmacy perspectives on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], 14(10), pages 863-882. 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 interprofessional education (IPE) and... Read More about A comprehensive systematic review of pharmacy perspectives on interprofessional education and collaborative practice..

I can step outside my comfort zone. (2017)
Journal Article
MCFADYEN, M.C.E. and DIACK, L. 2017. I can step outside my comfort zone. Pharmacy [online], 5(4), article number 59. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy5040059

On embarking upon such a multifactorial, professional degree as Pharmacy, students often find it difficult to meld the scientific- and practice-based components of the course. In final year of the undergraduate Masters of Pharmacy degree (MPharm) wit... Read More about I can step outside my comfort zone..

Pharmacy's perspectives of interprofessional education and collaborative practice: an investigative study in Qatar and the Middle East. (2017)
Thesis
EL-AWAISI, A. 2017. Pharmacy's perspectives of interprofessional education and collaborative practice: an investigative study in Qatar and the Middle East. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The need to incorporate interprofessional education (IPE) as part of any healthcare profession curricula is growing in an approach to prepare a collaborative practice-ready workforce. Pharmacy students should be equipped with the necessary competenci... Read More about Pharmacy's perspectives of interprofessional education and collaborative practice: an investigative study in Qatar and the Middle East..

Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: perspectives of pharmacy academics. (2016)
Journal Article
EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L. 2016. Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: perspectives of pharmacy academics. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 30(6), pages 769-776. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2016.1218830

The current status of interprofessional education (IPE) in Arabic Middle Eastern countries is largely unexamined and there is a need to assess IPE and collaborative practice in these countries. As faculty attitudes towards IPE are believed to be one... Read More about Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: perspectives of pharmacy academics..

A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. (2016)
Journal Article
WEST, L.M., DIACK, L., CORDINA, M. and STEWART, D. 2016. A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(5), pages 1241-1249. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-016-0359-5

The World Health Organization states that globally more than half of all medication is inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold with a need to implement wastage reduction strategies. Developing processes which include behaviour change theories,... Read More about A focus group based study of the perspectives of the Maltese population and healthcare professionals on medication wastage..

Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. (2016)
Thesis
MILLS, P.R. 2016. Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication. Robert Gordon University, DPP thesis.

Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration (HEPMA) system implementation is advocated by national e-health strategies to produce patient safety benefits. No previous study has evaluated the impact of HEPMA implementation on either d... Read More about Hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration system implementation into a district general hospital: a mixed method evaluation of discharge communication..

A cross-sectional survey of the Maltese general public on medication wastage. (2016)
Journal Article
WEST, L.M., DIACK, L., CORDINA, M. and STEWART, D. 2016. A cross-sectional survey of the Maltese general public on medication wastage. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 38(2), pages 261-270. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-015-0233-x

Background Medication wastage is a global issue, with key public health implications in terms of safety, the environment and the economy. A recently conducted systematic review of the published literature identified a lack of focus on the views of he... Read More about A cross-sectional survey of the Maltese general public on medication wastage..

Yellow card reports associated with use of natural health products in children: an exploratory analysis. (2015)
Journal Article
NDU, O., STRATH, A. and DIACK, L. 2015. Yellow card reports associated with use of natural health products in children: an exploratory analysis. European journal of integrative medicine [online], 7(6), page 693. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2015.11.013

Abstract of a presentation given at the Research council for complementary medicine 2015 conference (RCCM): demonstrating the value of integrative medicine, 10 September, London, UK.

User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. (2015)
Thesis
NDU, O.O. 2015. User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the light of the current patient-centred approach to healthcare delivery, this research investigated the effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) from the users' perspective in order to generate suitabl... Read More about User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies..

The use of complementary and alternative medicine among children in Aberdeen: an outcomes-based cross-sectional survey. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
NDU, O., STRATH, A. and DIACK, L. 2015. The use of complementary and alternative medicine among children in Aberdeen: an outcomes-based cross-sectional survey. Presented at the 2015 Complementary and alternative medicine strategy for research and development conference (CAMSTRAND 2015), 9-10 June 2015, London, UK.

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in paediatric subjects is increasing globally. However, most of the data available in the UK is based on hospital-based studies; and studies of such use in the general population are scarce. Als... Read More about The use of complementary and alternative medicine among children in Aberdeen: an outcomes-based cross-sectional survey..

A mixed methods investigation into aspects of medication wastage in Malta. (2015)
Thesis
WEST, L.M. 2015. A mixed methods investigation into aspects of medication wastage in Malta. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Reducing medication wastage is a paramount objective in promoting appropriate utilisation of finite resources and preventing negative consequences. The aim of this research was to investigate aspects of medication wastage in Malta by applying mixed m... Read More about A mixed methods investigation into aspects of medication wastage in Malta..