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Birth and spirituality. (2019)
Book Chapter
CROWTHER, S. 2019. Birth and spirituality. In Laszlo, Z. and Flanagan, B. (eds.) The Routledge international handbook of spirituality and society. London: Routledge [online], pages 113-119. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/9781138214675

Spirituality and healthcare is predominantly focussed on end of life care, the central concern of this chapter is spirituality at the start of life. Although there is emergent literature gesturing towards spirituality and healthcare there remains a p... Read More about Birth and spirituality..

Making sense: death, dying, and mental health. (2018)
Book Chapter
WARRENDER, D. and MACPHERSON, S. 2019. Making sense: death, dying, and mental health. In Cooper, D.B. and Cooper, J. (eds.) Palliative care within mental health: ethical practice. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 23, pages 324-337. Available from: https://www.crcpress.com/9781138609822

The causation of mental health problems remains burdened with an uncertainty which freely allows a variety of assertions to be made (Pilgrim 2014). It is therefore crucial, in this arena of confusion, that some sense be available. This chapter will b... Read More about Making sense: death, dying, and mental health..

Human rights. (2018)
Book Chapter
MACPHERSON, S. and WARRENDER, D. 2019. Human rights. In Cooper, D.B. and Cooper, J. (eds.) Palliative care within mental health: ethical practice. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 8, pages 91-109. Available from: https://www.crcpress.com/9781138609822

Human rights are the fundamental rights and freedoms that belong to everyone, everywhere throughout their lifespan, by virtue of being human. They apply regardless of a person's thoughts, beliefs or behavours and cannot be permanently removed, though... Read More about Human rights..

Ageism in the third age. (2018)
Book Chapter
KYDD, A., FLEMING, A., GARDNER, S. and HAFFORD-LETCHFIELD, T. 2018. Ageism in the third age. In Ayalon, L. and Tesch-Römer, C. (eds.) Contemporary perspectives on ageism. International perspectives on aging, 19. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 8, pages 115-130. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73820-8_8

In the developed world, later life has brought more opportunities to contribute to society and pursue personal goals outside the role of paid work, combined with less stigma and greater recognition of the worth of older people. These values do not ne... Read More about Ageism in the third age..

Advanced and expanded roles in palliative care nursing. (2018)
Book Chapter
KENNEDY, C. and CONNOLLY, M. 2018. Advanced and expanded roles in palliative care nursing. In Walshe, C., Preston, N. and Johnston, B. (eds.) Palliative care nursing: principles and evidence for practice. 3rd ed. London: Open University Press, chapter 14.

This chapter explores contemporary issues around advanced practice nursing roles and their contributions to palliative care. Our approach here is to consider advanced practice as a generic term which includes clinical nurse specialist and advanced nu... Read More about Advanced and expanded roles in palliative care nursing..

Childbirth as sacred celebration. (2017)
Book Chapter
CROWTHER, S. 2017. Childbirth as sacred celebration. In Crowther, S. and Hall, J. (eds.) Spirituality and childbirth: meaning and care at the start of life. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 2, pages 13-29. Available from: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315389639

This chapter explores how childbirth is spiritually experienced and meaningful within society revealing how childbirth has purpose both individually and collectively. The discourse and mood around childbirth internationally is often concerned with ri... Read More about Childbirth as sacred celebration..

Resilience and sustainability amongst maternity care providers. (2017)
Book Chapter
CROWTHER, S. 2017. Resilience and sustainability amongst maternity care providers. In Thomson, G. and Schmied, V. (eds.) Psychosocial resilience and risk in the perinatal period: implications and guidance for professionals. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 13, pages 185-200. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/Psychosocial-Resilience-and-Risk-in-the-Perinatal-Period-Implications/Thomson-Schmied/p/book/9781138101586

This chapter looks at maternity care providers who provide care in this social, political and emotional milieu on a daily basis. The emotional work of maternity care provision cannot be underestimated. Contemporary maternity environments have an accu... Read More about Resilience and sustainability amongst maternity care providers..

Human rights in mental health. (2017)
Book Chapter
MACPHERSON, S. and WARRENDER, D. 2017. Human rights in mental health. In Cooper, D.B. (ed.) Ethics in mental health: substance use. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 13. Available from: http://www.routledge.com/9781498767231

Human Rights are the fundamental rights and freedoms that belong to everyone, everywhere throughout their lifespan, by virtue of being human. They apply regardless of a person’s thoughts, beliefs or behaviours and cannot be permanently removed... tho... Read More about Human rights in mental health..

Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen. (2014)
Book Chapter
DIACK, L. and JOSEPH, S. 2014. Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen. In Barr, H., Helme, M., and D'Avray, L. (eds.) Review of interprofessional education in the United Kingdom. Fareham: CAIPE, pages 105-115.

The development of Interprofessional Education (IPE) in Aberdeen during the last 20 years has had a distinctive Scottish focus as the health and social care agenda in north of the border has become increasingly different from that in England. Since 1... Read More about Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen..

Developing skills in solution-focused interactions. (2014)
Book Chapter
SMITH, S. 2014. Developing skills in solution-focused interactions. In Reading, S. and Webster, B. (eds.) Achieving competencies for nursing practice: a handbook for student nurses. Maidenhead: Open University Press, chapter 5, pages 67-79.

This chapter discusses solution-focused interactions, a specific approach to communication which is based on 'solution-building' (as opposed to 'problem-solving'), which you can utilize across all fields of nuring and implement within your clinical p... Read More about Developing skills in solution-focused interactions..

Narrative and ethics in the literary hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur: an exploration within the context of professional health care education. (2010)
Book Chapter
MCKIE, A. 2010. Narrative and ethics in the literary hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur: an exploration within the context of professional health care education. In: Milligan, E. and Woodley, E. (eds.) Confessions: confounding narrative and ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, pages 161-180.

In the recent interest expressed in exploring the intricacies between narrative and ethics (Charon 1994; Frank 1995; Downie and Macnaughton 2007), few people have addressed the philosophical issues underpinning this relationship with such depth and o... Read More about Narrative and ethics in the literary hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur: an exploration within the context of professional health care education..

The potential of literature and poetry. (2009)
Book Chapter
GALLAGHER, A. and MCKIE, A. 2009. The potential of literature and poetry. In Warne, T. and McAndrew, S. (eds.) Creative approaches to health and social care education. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pages 113-128.

Literature and poetry are being increasingly used as learning resources in professional health care educational curricula (McKie & Gass 2001; Tschudin, 2003; McAteer & Murray, 2003; McKie et al 2008). Less attention has, however, been given to specif... Read More about The potential of literature and poetry..