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Towards best practice in the delivery of prescribed exercise via telehealth for individuals diagnosed with cancer: a randomised controlled trial protocol. (2022)
Journal Article
TOOHEY, K., PATERSON, C., MOORE, M. and HUNTER, M. 2022. Towards best practice in the delivery of prescribed exercise via telehealth for individuals diagnosed with cancer: a randomised controlled trial protocol. Contemporary clinical trials [online], 119, article 106833. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2022.106833

Introduction: There is a plethora of evidence supporting the therapeutic effects of regular exercise for individuals diagnosed with cancer, particularly during active treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated delivery of face-to-face exercise... Read More about Towards best practice in the delivery of prescribed exercise via telehealth for individuals diagnosed with cancer: a randomised controlled trial protocol..

Salami slicing: clarifying common misconceptions for social science early-career researchers. (2022)
Journal Article
ADAMS, N.N. 2022. Salami slicing: clarifying common misconceptions for social science early-career researchers. SN social sciences [online], 2(7), article 88. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-022-00389-6

The term Salami Slicing is used often within academia to refer to the needless separation of a single research study, attached data set, and argument, that should form a single publication, into two or several separate publications for submission in... Read More about Salami slicing: clarifying common misconceptions for social science early-career researchers..

Exercise adherence in men with prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2022)
Journal Article
TOOHEY, K., HUNTER, M., PATERSON, C., MORTAZAVI, R. and SINGH, B. 2022. Exercise adherence in men with prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancers [online], 14(10), article 2452. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14102452

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer treatment is associated with adverse physiological changes; however, exercise can improve outcomes. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine exercise intervention adherence and... Read More about Exercise adherence in men with prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Concerns over the prescription of clozapine for people diagnosed with “borderline personality disorder” in private locked psychiatric units. (2022)
Journal Article
HARDING, K., WARRENDER, D. and BERRIGAN, H. [2022]. Concerns over the prescription of clozapine for people diagnosed with 'borderline personality disorder' in private locked psychiatric units. Mental health review journal [online], EarlyCite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/MHRJ-03-2022-0017

Purpose: The use of long-term anti-psychotic medication for borderline personality disorder contravenes prescribing guidelines in the UK. There is evidence to suggest clozapine can be beneficial yet anecdotally it is prescribed almost exclusively in... Read More about Concerns over the prescription of clozapine for people diagnosed with “borderline personality disorder” in private locked psychiatric units..

How does integrative oncology influence patients’ physical and psychosocial outcomes, and what are patients, carers and healthcare professionals’ experiences? An integrative review. (2022)
Journal Article
AUST, A., WALTON-SONDA, D. and PATERSON, C. [2022]. How does integrative oncology influence patients’ physical and psychosocial outcomes, and what are patients, carers and healthcare professionals’ experiences? An integrative review. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], In Press, article 151258. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2022.151258

Objective: To identify the relationship between integrative oncology (IO) services on patients' physical and psychosocial outcomes and to explore the experiences of IO among patients, carers and healthcare professionals. Data sources: This integrativ... Read More about How does integrative oncology influence patients’ physical and psychosocial outcomes, and what are patients, carers and healthcare professionals’ experiences? An integrative review..

Q methodology: quantitative aspects of data analysis in a study of student nurse perceptions of dignity in care. [Case study] (2022)
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MULLEN, R.F., FLEMING, A., MCMILLAN, L. and KYDD, A. 2022. Q methodology: quantitative aspects of data analysis in a study of student nurse perceptions of dignity in care. [Case study]. London: SAGE [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529799705

The purpose of this case is to introduce you to quantitative aspects of analysing Q methodology data; a process I found complex and challenging as a novice Q-researcher. The case is illustrated by reference to a Q methodology doctoral study, explorin... Read More about Q methodology: quantitative aspects of data analysis in a study of student nurse perceptions of dignity in care. [Case study].

Isolation and marginalization: exploring attrition of men in preregistration nursing programs. (2022)
Journal Article
TAYLOR, J., MARLAND, G., WHITFORD, H., CARSON, M. and LEECE, R. 2022. Isolation and marginalization: exploring attrition of men in preregistration nursing programs. Journal of nursing education [online], 61(4), pages 179-186. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20220209-02

BACKGROUND: In Scotland, similar to other countries, male nursing students have a high attrition rate. This study examined the reasons for and ways to decrease the attrition rate. METHOD: This four-phase collaborative study included four Scottish un... Read More about Isolation and marginalization: exploring attrition of men in preregistration nursing programs..

A new training approach for vaccinators: cascade plus training. (2022)
Journal Article
ÖZTEK, Z. and KYDD, A. 2022. A new training approach for vaccinators: cascade plus training. Turkish journal of public health [online], 20(1), pages 164-176. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20518/tjph.1017386

Effective training of staff plays a major role in reaching and sustaining immunization goals. Training and updating health staff is the responsibility of all governments and immunization related organizations. The critical issue is finding the most e... Read More about A new training approach for vaccinators: cascade plus training..

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], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16291

Aims and Objectives: To explore organisation-wide experiences of person-centred care and risk assessment practices using existing healthcare organisation documentation. Background: There is increasing emphasis on multidimensional risk assessments dur... 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], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.03.014

Objectives: 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 clai... Read More about Five common pitfalls in mixed methods systematic reviews: lessons learned..

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..

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..

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

Introduction: 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. Aim: To prov... 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..

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..

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..