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An exploration of nurses' emotions: a study of Jordanian nurses in intensive therapy. (2009)
Thesis
ALMAHROUK, M. 2009. An exploration of nurses' emotions: a study of Jordanian nurses in intensive therapy. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Emotions within the Intensive Therapy Nurses (ITNs) are the phenomena under investigation. Emotions of ITN s are exposed to stressors that may lead to emotional changes. This study aimed to explore the emotional changes experienced by Jordanian ITN s... Read More about An exploration of nurses' emotions: a study of Jordanian nurses in intensive therapy..

Creating connections: an investigation into the first year experience of undergraduate nursing students. (2009)
Thesis
TAYLOR, R.F. 2009. Creating connections: an investigation into the first year experience of undergraduate nursing students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of the research is to explore the first year experiences of two groups of undergraduate student nurses. The research takes a holistic approach to the investigation of the first year experience. In part, a curriculum change is used as a way to... Read More about Creating connections: an investigation into the first year experience of undergraduate nursing students..

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..

Patient positioning and braces for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic cord compression in adults. (2009)
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COX, M.K., GRANT, R., KENNEDY, C. and KILBRIDE, L. 2009. Patient positioning and braces for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic cord compression in adults. [Protocol]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], 2009(1), article number CD007609. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609

The purpose of this review is to investigate the correct positions for patients with MSCC and examine the effects of spinal bracing to relieve pain or vertebral collapse under physiological load, or both, in patients with MSCC.

Clinical governance and research ethics as barriers to UK low-risk population-based health research? (2008)
Journal Article
VAN TEIJLINGEN, E.R., DOUGLAS, F. and TORRANCE, N. 2008. Clinical governance and research ethics as barriers to UK low-risk population-based health research? BMC public health [online], 8, article 396. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-8-396

Background: Since the Helsinki Declaration was introduced in 1964 as a code of practice for clinical research, it has generally been agreed that research governance is also needed in the field of public health and health promotion research. Recently,... Read More about Clinical governance and research ethics as barriers to UK low-risk population-based health research?.

The development and evaluation of a holistic approach to obesity management for primary care nurses. (2008)
Thesis
BROWN, J.E. 2008. The development and evaluation of a holistic approach to obesity management for primary care nurses. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The prevalence of obesity (BMI greater than or equal to 30kg/m2) in the Scottish population is rising at an alarming pace. The health implications for those affected and the lack of sustained success in treatment, demands that new strategies be explo... Read More about The development and evaluation of a holistic approach to obesity management for primary care nurses..

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..

What works with men? A systematic review of health promoting interventions targeting men. (2008)
Journal Article
ROBERTSON, L.M., DOUGLAS, F., LUDBROOK, A., REID, G. and VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. 2008. What works with men? A systematic review of health promoting interventions targeting men. BMC health services research [online], 8, article 141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-8-141

Background: Encouraging men to make more effective use of (preventive) health services is considered one way of improving their health. The aim of this study was to appraise the available evidence of effective interventions aimed at improving men's h... Read More about What works with men? A systematic review of health promoting interventions targeting men..

Windows and mirrors: reflections of a module team teaching the arts in nurse education. (2008)
Journal Article
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

The five-year experience of a group of nursing lecturers teaching the expressive arts within a Scottish degree programme is outlined and discussed. The place of the arts is contextualised within curriculum developments and module content, sequencing,... Read More about Windows and mirrors: reflections of a module team teaching the arts in nurse education..

Curriculum design for pre-registration nurse education: meeting skill requirements. (2008)
Thesis
JOSEPH, S.C. 2008. Curriculum design for pre-registration nurse education: meeting skill requirements. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The preparation of newly qualified nurses has raised many professional debates and yet the end product of nurse education, the qualified nurse continues to demonstrate knowledge and skill deficits in areas considered essential to patient care. Techno... Read More about Curriculum design for pre-registration nurse education: meeting skill requirements..

Vulnerability and abuse: an exploration of views of care staff working with people who have learning disabilities. (2007)
Thesis
FORBES PARLEY, F. 2007. Vulnerability and abuse: an exploration of views of care staff working with people who have learning disabilities. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In recent years there has been increased focus on vulnerability and abuse however greater attention has been paid to this in relation to children, elders and in domestic situations. Within learning disability service there has been increasing attenti... Read More about Vulnerability and abuse: an exploration of views of care staff working with people who have learning disabilities..

Punters and providers in the North of Scotland: a study of shared experiences. (2007)
Thesis
GAULT, B. 2007. Punters and providers in the North of Scotland: a study of shared experiences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research was carried out during a time when residential provision for people with learning difficulties in the north of Scotland was changing from being hospital based towards being community centred. The aim was to utilise an understanding of th... Read More about Punters and providers in the North of Scotland: a study of shared experiences..

An analysis of the development of family health nursing in Scotland through policy and practice 1998-2006. (2007)
Thesis
MACDUFF, C. 2007. An analysis of the development of family health nursing in Scotland through policy and practice 1998-2006. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In 1998 World Health Organisation Europe outlined a vision of a new community-based nurse called the Family Health Nurse (FHN) who would help individuals, families and communities to cope with illness and to improve their health. Scotland was the fir... Read More about An analysis of the development of family health nursing in Scotland through policy and practice 1998-2006..

Primary care staff's views and experiences related to routinely advising patients about physical activity: a questionnaire survey (2006)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., TORRANCE, N., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E., MELONI, S. and KERR, A. 2006. Primary care staff's views and experiences related to routinely advising patients about physical activity: a questionnaire survey. BMC public health [online], 6, article 138. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-6-138

Background: United Kingdom public health policy has recently re-emphasised the role of primary health care professionals in tackling increasing levels of physical inactivity within the general population. However, little is known about the impact tha... Read More about Primary care staff's views and experiences related to routinely advising patients about physical activity: a questionnaire survey.

A follow-up study of professionals' perspectives on the development of family health nursing in Scotland: a questionnaire survey. (2006)
Journal Article
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 il... 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)
Journal Article
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 Organization Europe's 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 orient... Read More about The progress of family health nursing in remote and rural Scotland..

Empowering women's self-care: a participatory approach to prevent HIV/AIDS for women and children in Northeast Thailand. (2005)
Thesis
DONKAEWBUA, S. 2005. Empowering women's self-care: a participatory approach to prevent HIV/AIDS for women and children in Northeast Thailand. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Across Thailand there has been a general reduction in the incidence rate of HIV infection in all but one special population group: married women and their offspring whilst the incidence rate is relatively low (1.2%) it has remained steady for a numbe... Read More about Empowering women's self-care: a participatory approach to prevent HIV/AIDS for women and children in Northeast Thailand..

An evaluation of the first year of family health nursing practice in Scotland. (2005)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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..

Make or break: factors influencing the development of nursing practice within the UK National Health Service. (2002)
Thesis
UNSWORTH, J. 2002. Make or break: factors influencing the development of nursing practice within the UK National Health Service. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The development of nursing practice has become a central feature of modern healthcare. The advent of clinical governance has resulted in the development of an organisational climate where practitioners are encouraged to develop direct care and health... Read More about Make or break: factors influencing the development of nursing practice within the UK National Health Service..