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Paper care not patient care: nurse and patient experiences of comprehensive risk assessment and care plan documentation in hospital. (2022)
Journal Article
PATERSON, C., ROBERTS, C. and BAIL, K. 2022. Paper care not patient care: nurse and patient experiences of comprehensive risk assessment and care plan documentation in hospital. Journal of clinical nursing [online], 32(3-4), pages 523-538. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16291

The aim of this study was to explore organisation-wide experiences of person-centred care and risk assessment practices using existing healthcare organisation documentation. There is increasing emphasis on multidimensional risk assessments during hos... Read More about Paper care not patient care: nurse and patient experiences of comprehensive risk assessment and care plan documentation in hospital..

Five common pitfalls in mixed methods systematic reviews: lessons learned. (2022)
Journal Article
LIZARONDO, L., STERN, C., APOSTOLO, J., CARRIER, J., DE BORGES, K., GODFREY, C., KIRKPATRICK, P., POLLOCK, D., RIEGER, K., SALMOND, S., VANDYK, A. and LOVEDAY, H. 2022. Five common pitfalls in mixed methods systematic reviews: lessons learned. Journal of clinical epidemiology [online], 148, pages 178-183. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.03.014

Mixed methods systematic reviews (MMSRs) combine quantitative and qualitative evidence within a single review. Since the revision of the JBI methodology for MMSRs in 2020, there has been an increasing number of reviews published that claim to follow... Read More about Five common pitfalls in mixed methods systematic reviews: lessons learned..

Using digital technology to widen access to international experiences: International Student Midwives Network. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., GRAF HEULE, P., MISCIOSCIA, E. and AMMANN-FIECHTER, S. 2022. Using digital technology to widen access to international experiences: International Student Midwives Network. Presented at the 2022 Education and research conference: ensuring every voice is heard: promoting inclusivity in education, research and midwifery care, 23-24 March 2022, Coventry, UK.

Embedding international learning experiences into midwifery curriculums can help students gain global intercultural perspectives. This can prepare them to become global advocates and leaders, who will address the wide variations in midwifery educatio... Read More about Using digital technology to widen access to international experiences: International Student Midwives Network..

Conversations about financial hardship should not be off limits. (2022)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F.C., AVENELL, A. and MOHAMED, S. 2022. Conversations about financial hardship should not be off limits. BMJ [online], 376(8329), article o557. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o577

Poverty is both a cause and an outcome of mental health distress. Poverty-driven household food insecurity directly affects health outcomes including obesity and diabetes, mental health, and leads to poor health condition management, increased health... Read More about Conversations about financial hardship should not be off limits..

What is the impact of long term COVID-19 on workers in healthcare settings? A rapid review of current evidence. [Protocol] (2022)
Other
CRUICKSHANK, M., GRANT, A., TORRANCE, N., MANSON, P. and BRAZZELLI, M. 2022. What is the impact of long term COVID-19 on workers in healthcare settings? A rapid review of current evidence. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42021288181. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42021288181

The objective of this systematic rapid review is to assess the effects of long COVID among healthcare workers and its impact on their self-reported health status, professional working lives, personal circumstances and use of health services. A range... Read More about What is the impact of long term COVID-19 on workers in healthcare settings? A rapid review of current evidence. [Protocol].

Supporting mental health in people with cardiovascular disease. (2022)
Journal Article
DAWKES, S. 2022. Supporting mental health in people with cardiovascular disease. British journal of cardiac nursing [online], 17(3), pages 1-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2022.0022

Having good health is not just about the absence of physical disease or infirmity—it is also about having good social and mental wellbeing (World Health Organization, 1948). Sadly, mental ill health is a global problem affecting many people, includin... Read More about Supporting mental health in people with cardiovascular disease..

Falling down the rabbit hole? Methodological, conceptual and policy issues in current health inequalities research. (2022)
Journal Article
KELLY-IRVING, M., BALL, W.P., BAMBRA, C., DELPIERRE, C., DUNDAS, R., LYNCH, J., MCCARTNEY, G. and SMITH, K. 2023. Falling down the rabbit hole? Methodological, conceptual and policy issues in current health inequalities research. Critical public health [online], 33(1), pages 37-47. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2022.2036701

Persistent health inequalities pose a challenge to researchers and policymakers. Decades of research have illuminated mechanisms that underlie health inequalities, now we must move beyond these observations to enable policies that can reduce them. In... Read More about Falling down the rabbit hole? Methodological, conceptual and policy issues in current health inequalities research..

The essential menopause curriculum for healthcare professionals: a European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement. (2022)
Journal Article
REES, M., ABERNETHY, K., BACHMANN, G. et al. 2022. The essential menopause curriculum for healthcare professionals: a European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement. Maturitas [online], 158, pages 70-77. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2021.12.001

The menopause, or the cessation of menstruation, is a stage of the life cycle which will occur in all women. Managing perimenopausal and postmenopausal health is a key issue for all areas of healthcare, not just gynecology. To provide recommendations... Read More about The essential menopause curriculum for healthcare professionals: a European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement..

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 in a regional area of Scotland. (2022)
Thesis
HENDERSON, L.C. 2022. 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 in a regional area of Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1677988

The aim of this research was to explore the health and wellbeing needs, relationships, and experiences of Health and Social Care (HSC) Service Users and the people who support them at home, in a regional area of Scotland. Current United Kingdom legis... 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 in a regional area of Scotland..

Principles and practice of nurse prescribing. (2022)
Book
GOULD, J. and BAIN, H. 2022. Principles and practice of nurse prescribing. London: Sage [online]. Available from: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/principles-and-practice-of-nurse-prescribing/book265193

Feel prepared to take on nurse prescribing with this short and accessible text. Whether you are pre-registration or undertaking a prescribing course, this book is your perfect introduction to the world of nurse prescribing. Covering the legal, profes... Read More about Principles and practice of nurse prescribing..

The impact of virtual simulation on the recognition and response to the rapidly deteriorating patient among undergraduate nursing students. (2022)
Journal Article
GOLDSWORTHY, S., MUIR, N., BARON, S., BUTTON, D., GOODHAND, K., HUNTER, S., MCNEILL, L., PEREZ, G., MCPARLAND, T., FASKEN, L. and PEACHEY, L. 2022. The impact of virtual simulation on the recognition and response to the rapidly deteriorating patient among undergraduate nursing students. Nurse education today [online], 110, article 105264. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2021.105264

A major patient safety challenge is recognition and response to deteriorating patients since early warning signs are often not detected in a timely manner. Nursing students typically learn the skills for early identification through clinical placemen... Read More about The impact of virtual simulation on the recognition and response to the rapidly deteriorating patient among undergraduate nursing students..

Changes in patient activation following cardiac rehabilitation using the Active+me digital healthcare platform during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cohort evaluation. (2021)
Journal Article
FRITH, G., CARVER, K., CURRY, S., DARBY, A., SYDES, A., SYMONDS, S., WILSON, K., MCGREGOR, G., AUTON, K. and NICHOLS, S. 2021. Changes in patient activation following cardiac rehabilitation using the Active+me digital healthcare platform during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cohort evaluation. BMC health services research [online], 21, article number 1363. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-07363-7

Restrictions on face-to-face contact, due to COVID-19, led to a rapid adoption of technology to remotely deliver cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Some technologies, including Active+me, were used without knowing their benefits. We assessed changes in pat... Read More about Changes in patient activation following cardiac rehabilitation using the Active+me digital healthcare platform during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cohort evaluation..

Co-debriefing virtual simulations: an international perspective. (2021)
Journal Article
GOLDSWORTHY, S., GOODHAND, K., BARON, S., BUTTON, D., HUNTER, S., MCNEILL, L., BUDDEN, F., MCINTOSH, A., KAY, C. and FASKEN, L. 2022. Co-debriefing virtual simulations: an international perspective. Clinical simulation in nursing [online], 63, pages 1-4. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.10.007

Co-debriefing is a process in which two or more individuals facilitate a simulation debriefing. Debriefing is considered an essential best practice that occurs as soon after a simulation as possible and should be conducted by experienced debriefers.... Read More about Co-debriefing virtual simulations: an international perspective..

Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning when advanced practitioners assess and treat skin conditions. (2021)
Journal Article
MCPHILLIPS, H., WOOD, A.F. and HARPER-MCDONALD, B. 2021. Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning when advanced practitioners assess and treat skin conditions. British journal of nursing [online], 30(22), 1278-1286. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2021.30.22.1278

Advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) roles require a broad range of knowledge of both medical and surgical medicine and the ability to work autonomously in a variety of settings. Despite around half of the UK adult population presenting with a skin c... Read More about Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning when advanced practitioners assess and treat skin conditions..

Mental health nursing and the theory‐practice gap: civil war and intellectual self‐injury. (2021)
Journal Article
WARRENDER, D. 2022. Mental health nursing and the theory-practice gap: civil war and intellectual self-injury. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing [online], 29(2), pages 171-173. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12808

Mental health nursing students experience education from both academic institutions and on clinical placements, yet there often remains a divide in understandings and attitudes between the two. This editorial provides personal and professional comme... Read More about Mental health nursing and the theory‐practice gap: civil war and intellectual self‐injury..

Exploring acceptability and feasibility of a wearable device to facilitate home phototherapy treatment for newborn jaundice in rural Scotland: an interpretive description study. (2021)
Thesis
LIRONI, J. 2021. Exploring acceptability and feasibility of a wearable device to facilitate home phototherapy treatment for newborn jaundice in rural Scotland: an interpretive description study. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1678027

Jaundice is a common condition in newborn infants, turning skin colour yellow due to the build-up of bilirubin. Internationally, jaundice continues to result in newborn infants' hospital admission, forcing separation of family units at the pivotal po... Read More about Exploring acceptability and feasibility of a wearable device to facilitate home phototherapy treatment for newborn jaundice in rural Scotland: an interpretive description study..

An investigation of the mental health and psychological resilience of UK armed forces personnel following physical combat-related injury in Afghanistan (Operation Herrick) between 2009 and 2011. (2021)
Thesis
FORBES, K. 2021. An investigation of the mental health and psychological resilience of UK armed forces personnel following physical combat-related injury in Afghanistan (Operation Herrick) between 2009 and 2011. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1677963

The relationship between traumatic injury and mental health diagnoses is still not well understood, and mental health outcomes among military personnel with physical, combat-related injuries remain poorly described. At present there are no studies de... Read More about An investigation of the mental health and psychological resilience of UK armed forces personnel following physical combat-related injury in Afghanistan (Operation Herrick) between 2009 and 2011..

Conducting a consultation and clinical assessment of the skin for advanced clinical practitioners. (2021)
Journal Article
MCPHILLIPS, H., WOOD, A.F. and HARPER-MCDONALD, B. 2021. Conducting a consultation and clinical assessment of the skin for advanced clinical practitioners. British journal of nursing [online], 30(21), 1232-1236. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2021.30.21.1232

Advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) roles require a broad range of knowledge of both medical and surgical areas and the ability to work autonomously in a variety of settings. Despite around half of the UK adult population presenting with a skin cond... Read More about Conducting a consultation and clinical assessment of the skin for advanced clinical practitioners..

The Queen's Nurse Programme: an independent evaluation from Robert Gordon University (RGU). [Digital Advert] (2021)
Digital Artefact
KENNEDY, C., MACIVER, E., TEODOROWSKI, P., ADAMS, N. and GRANT, A. 2021. The Queen's Nurse Programme: an independent evaluation from Robert Gordon University (RGU). [Digital Advert]. Hosted on Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland [online]. Available from: https://www.qnis.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Digital-advert-1920-x-1080.pdf

Six years on from the initial consideration of a Queen's Nurse Development Programme (QNDP) for Scotland, there is now a growing community of more than 100 Queen's Nurses in Scotland making ripples across the country, acting as role models and passio... Read More about The Queen's Nurse Programme: an independent evaluation from Robert Gordon University (RGU). [Digital Advert].

A real time, longitudinal, qualitative evaluation of the first two cohorts to participate in the Queen’s Nurse Development Programme. (2021)
Report
KENNEDY, C., MACIVER, E., TEODOROWSKI, P., ADAMS, N. and GRANT, A. 2021. A real time, longitudinal, qualitative evaluation of the first two cohorts to participate in the Queen’s Nurse Development Programme. Evaluation report. Aberdeen: Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland [online]. Available from: https://www.qnis.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/QNDP-Final-Report_Typeset-1.pdf

Background: The Queens Nurse Development Programme (QNDP) has been delivered to community nurses in Scotland since 2017, born out of a commitment to reintroduce the Queen’s Nurse title in Scotland after 50 years. The aim of the QNDP was to connect in... Read More about A real time, longitudinal, qualitative evaluation of the first two cohorts to participate in the Queen’s Nurse Development Programme..