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Generating insights into what matters to emergency nurses and family members when caring for older people with dementia: how to use generativity as a principle of appreciative inquiry. (2020)
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WATKINS, S., DEWAR, B., GRAHAM, M., MURPHY, F., KENNEDY, C. and O'REILLY, P. 2020. Generating insights into what matters to emergency nurses and family members when caring for older people with dementia: how to use generativity as a principle of appreciative inquiry. International practice development journal [online], (accepted).

Background: Participatory research approaches aim to hear the voices of those who give and receive services to co-create insights into future improvements in care experiences. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is one such participatory approach. The purpose... Read More about Generating insights into what matters to emergency nurses and family members when caring for older people with dementia: how to use generativity as a principle of appreciative inquiry..

Integrated health and social care in the community: a critical integrative review of the experiences and wellbeing needs of service users and their families. (2020)
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HENDERSON, L., BAIN, H., ALLAN, E. and KENNEDY, C. 2020. Integrated health and social care in the community: a critical integrative review of the experiences and wellbeing needs of service users and their families. Health and social care in the community [online], (accepted).

A need for people-centred health and social support systems is acknowledged as a global priority. Most nations face challenges in providing safe, effective, timely, affordable, coordinated care around the needs and preferences of people who access i... Read More about Integrated health and social care in the community: a critical integrative review of the experiences and wellbeing needs of service users and their families..

A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure. (2020)
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DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E. and YUILL, C. 2020. A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure. BMC public health [online], 20, article ID 1309. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09299-9

As more people are living with one or more chronic health conditions, supporting patients to become activated, self-managers of their conditions has become a key health policy focus both in the UK and internationally. There is also growing evidence i... Read More about A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure..

What are the unmet supportive care needs of men affected by penile cancer? A systematic review of the empirical evidence. (2020)
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PATERSON, C., PRIMEAU, C., BOWKER, M., JENSEN, B., MACLENNAN, S., YUAN, Y. and N'DOW, J. 2020. What are the unmet supportive care needs of men affected by penile cancer? A systematic review of the empirical evidence. European journal of oncology nursing [online], 48, article ID 101805. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2020.101805

Purpose: To systematically evaluate evidence regarding the unmet supportive care needs of men affected by penile cancer and their partners to create a holistic model of care and inform clinical practice guidelines. Methods: We searched CINAHL, MEDLIN... Read More about What are the unmet supportive care needs of men affected by penile cancer? A systematic review of the empirical evidence..

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 6. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 6. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our sixth themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources concerning this topic.

Prostate cancer prehabilitation and the importance of multimodal interventions for person-centred care and recovery. (2020)
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PATERSON, C., ROBERTS, C., TOOHEY, K. and MCKIE, A. 2020. Prostate cancer prehabilitation and the importance of multimodal interventions for person-centred care and recovery. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 36(4), article ID 151048. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151048

Background: Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer globally. Cancer prehabilitation is defined as a process on the continuum of care that occurs between the time of a cancer diagnosis and the beginning of acute treatment. This a... Read More about Prostate cancer prehabilitation and the importance of multimodal interventions for person-centred care and recovery..

Experiences of unmet need and access to supportive care for men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a bi-national study. (2020)
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PATERSON, C., PRIMEAU, C., HOWARD, N., XIBERRAS, P., PILLAY, B. and CROWE, H. 2020. Experiences of unmet need and access to supportive care for men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a bi-national study. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 36(4), article ID 151049. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151049

Objective: The number of men affected by incurable prostate cancer is expected to increase worldwide. Research is needed to enable men to share their experiences of unmet supportive care needs in current care delivery. We aimed to identify the most f... Read More about Experiences of unmet need and access to supportive care for men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a bi-national study..

A narrative overview of active surveillance for clinically localised prostate cancer. (2020)
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BATES, A.S., KOSTAKOPOULOS, N., AYERS, J., JAMESON, M., TODD, J., LUKHA, R., CYMES, W., CHASAPI, D., BROWN, N., BHATTACHARYA, Y., PATERSON, C. and LAM, T.B.L. 2020. A narrative overview of active surveillance for clinically localised prostate cancer. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 36(4), article ID 151045. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151045

Background-Active surveillance (AS) is a strategy employed as an alternative to immediate standard active treatments for patients with low-risk localised prostate cancer (PCa). Active treatments such as radical prostatectomy and radiotherapy are asso... Read More about A narrative overview of active surveillance for clinically localised prostate cancer..

Identifying the supportive care needs of men and women affected by chemotherapy-induced alopecia? A systematic review. (2020)
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PATERSON, C., KOZLOVSKAIA, M., TURNER, M., STRICKLAND, K., ROBERTS, C., OGILVIE, R., PRANAVAN, G. and CRAFT, P. 2020. Identifying the supportive care needs of men and women affected by chemotherapy-induced alopecia? A systematic review. Journal of cancer survivorship [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-020-00907-6

Purpose: To systematically evaluate evidence regarding the unmet supportive care needs of men and women affected by chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA) to inform clinical practice guidelines. Methods: We performed a review of CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsychIN... Read More about Identifying the supportive care needs of men and women affected by chemotherapy-induced alopecia? A systematic review..

Inconclusive bone scan in men with intermediate and high-risk prostate cancer: what next? (2020)
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PRIMEAU, C., PATERSON, C. and NABI, G. 2020. Inconclusive bone scan in men with intermediate and high-risk prostate cancer: what next? Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 36(4), article ID 151046. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151046

Objective: To evaluate the incidence of inconclusive bone scans and down-stream imaging and clinical follow-up generated, including subsequent treatment outcomes in men affected by inconclusive bone scans with intermediate- and high-risk prostate can... Read More about Inconclusive bone scan in men with intermediate and high-risk prostate cancer: what next?.

Improving physical and mental health in patients with prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: strategies to promote and improve physical activity quality and quantity. (2020)
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TOOHEY, K., MCKUNE, A., NAHON, I., KAVANAGH, P. S., NEWTON, R. U., and PATERSON, C. 2020. Improving physical and mental health in patients with prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: strategies to promote and improve physical activity quality and quantity. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 36(4), article ID 151051. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151051

Objective: Prostate cancer continues to be one of the highest-incident cancers among men. Reducing serum testosterone with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a common effective treatment. While well-demonstrated for cancer suppression, there are n... Read More about Improving physical and mental health in patients with prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: strategies to promote and improve physical activity quality and quantity..

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 5. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 5. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our fifth themed issue in which we are focusing on gender issues. We have two guest speakers to provide a male and female perspective, and we have provided resources that address the oft-marginalised gender groups.

An exploration of the Rs of radiobiology in prostate cancer. (2020)
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ROBERTS, C. and PATERSON, C. 2020. An exploration of the Rs of radiobiology in prostate cancer. Seminars in oncology nursing [online], 36(4), article ID 151054. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151054

Objectives: To explore the four Rs of radiobiology (Repair, Reoxygenation, Reassortment, and Repopulation) as a means to understand the effects of ionising radiation on biological tissue and subsequently as the basis for conventional fractionated tre... Read More about An exploration of the Rs of radiobiology in prostate cancer..

Community nurses and the ‘new normal’ (2020)
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KENNEDY, C. 2020. Community nurses and the 'new normal'. British journal of community nursing [online], 25(7), page 317. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.7.317

In this editorial the author discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives and what challenges and changes to community nursing will be needed to cope with the long-term symptoms, as well as managing the repercussions of suspended health... Read More about Community nurses and the ‘new normal’.

Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly. (2020)
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KENNEDY, C. and WILL, J. [2020]. Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly. International journal of nursing practice [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12870

Elder abuse is a global problem with an estimated 10% of older people experiencing some form of abuse although many cases remain unreported and/or referred to social services. As such the true extent of elder abuse is relatively unknown and this pose... Read More about Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly..

Exploring terms used for the oldest old in the gerontological literature. (2020)
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KYDD, A., FLEMING, A., PAOLETTI, I. and HVALIČ-TOUZERY, S. 2020. Exploring the terms used for the oldest old in the gerontological literature. Journal of aging and social change [online], 10(2), pages 53-73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1884...6-5310/CGP/v10i02/53-73

In response to the global increasing age of the population, there is general agreement on the need to define what is meant by 'old.' Yet there is no consensus on age groups within the definition of old, which makes comparative studies of people of di... Read More about Exploring terms used for the oldest old in the gerontological literature..

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 4. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 4. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our fourth themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on poverty issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources concerning this topic.

Caring for older people with dementia in the emergency department. (2020)
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WATKINS, S., MURPHY, F., KENNEDY, C., GRAHAM, M. and DEWAR, B. 2020. Caring for older people with dementia in the emergency department. British journal of nursing [online], 29(12), pages 692-699. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2020.29.12.692

Background: Admission to an emergency department (ED) may expose the older person with dementia to a range of negative consequences, including a deterioration in their behavioural symptoms. The authors conducted a review of primary research relating... Read More about Caring for older people with dementia in the emergency department..

Trends in gabapentinoid prescribing, co-prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines, and associated deaths in Scotland. (2020)
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TORRANCE, R., VELUCHAMY, A., ZHOU, Y., FLETCHER, E., MOIR, E., HEBERT, H., DONNAN, P., WATSON, J., COLVIN, L. and SMITH, B. 2020. Trends in gabapentinoid prescribing, co-prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines, and associated deaths in Scotland. British journal of anaesthesia [online], 125(2), pages 159-167. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2020.05.017

Background: Gabapentinoid drugs (gabapentin and pregabalin) are effective in neuropathic pain, which has a prevalence of ~7%. Concerns about increased prescribing have implications for patient safety, misuse, and diversion. Drug-related deaths (DRDs)... Read More about Trends in gabapentinoid prescribing, co-prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines, and associated deaths in Scotland..

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 3. (2020)
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KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 3. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our third themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on practice matters during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources and best practice statements and guidelines concerning COVID-19.


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