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Effects of student-led drama on nursing students' attitudes to interprofessional working and nursing advocacy: a pre-test post-test educational intervention study. (2023)
Journal Article
KYLE, R.G., BASTOW, F., HARPER-MCDONALD, B., JERAM, T., ZAHID, Z., NIZAMUDDIN, M. and MAHONEY, C. 2023. Effects of student-led drama on nursing students' attitudes to interprofessional working and nursing advocacy: a pre-test post-test educational intervention study. Nurse education today [online], 123, article number 105743. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2023.105743

Nursing educators need to equip students to work in interprofessional teams and advocate for patients in increasingly integrated health and social care settings. Drama-based education has been used in nursing to help students understand complex conce... Read More about Effects of student-led drama on nursing students' attitudes to interprofessional working and nursing advocacy: a pre-test post-test educational intervention study..

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..

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..

Challenges in achieving immediate skin-to-skin contact following birth by elective caesarean section: a narrative review of the literature. (2021)
Journal Article
KELLY, L. and HARPER-MCDONALD, B. 2021. Challenges in achieving immediate skin-to-skin contact following birth by elective caesarean section: a narrative review of the literature. MIDIRS midwifery digest, 31(1), pages 96-100.

The benefits of immediate safe, observed, skin-to-skin contact following birth are well documented, and it is established best practice following vaginal birth in the United Kingdom (UK). However, women who deliver their babies by caesarean section a... Read More about Challenges in achieving immediate skin-to-skin contact following birth by elective caesarean section: a narrative review of the literature..

District nurses' experiences with a caseload profiling tool: a service evaluation. (2020)
Journal Article
HARPER-MCDONALD, B. 2020. District nurses' experiences with a caseload profiling tool: a service evaluation. British journal of community nursing [online], 25(7), pages 318-326. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.7.318

Caseload profiling is being advocated as a method to measure, manage and evidence increasingly complex caseloads in district nursing. However, there is no qualitative work on district nurses' experiences of applying caseload profiling to their caselo... Read More about District nurses' experiences with a caseload profiling tool: a service evaluation..

Expert nurse to novice academic: reflections on the first year of transition from practitioner to academic. (2020)
Journal Article
HARPER-MCDONALD, B. and TAYLOR, G. 2020. Expert nurse to novice academic: reflections on the first year of transition from practitioner to academic. Nurse education today [online], 90, article number 104431. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104431

Globally, it is widely acknowledged that changing population demographics require increased numbers of registered nurses to meet the increasingly complex health and social care needs of people living longer - but not necessarily healthier - lives. Du... Read More about Expert nurse to novice academic: reflections on the first year of transition from practitioner to academic..

Cracks. [Dramatic performance] (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
JERAM, T. 2019. Cracks. [Dramatic performance]. Performed on 27 June 2019, Summerhall, Edinburgh.

"Cracks" tells the story of Bob and Debbie, whose lives gradually interweave to show stark differences in health outcomes due to inequitable access to health and social care services. "Cracks" was written and directed by Trisha Jeram, a student nurse... Read More about Cracks. [Dramatic performance].

Celebrating 70 years of nursing and midwifery in our National Health Service (NHS) Scotland. (2019)
Report
TAYLOR, G., HARPER-MCDONALD, B., O'CONNER, S. 2019. Celebrating 70 years of nursing and midwifery in our National Health Service (NHS) Scotland. UK Association for the History of Nursing (UKAHN) bulletin, 7. [Huddersfield]: UKAHN [online], pages 96-100. Available from: https://bulletin.ukahn.org/celebrating-70-years-of-nursing-and-midwifery-in-our-national-health-service-nhs-scotland/

This event report, published in the UK Association for the History of Nursing Bulletin, provides an overview of an exhibition held at Edinburgh Napier University in 2018. The exhibition was funded by the University and aimed to celebrate the 70th ann... Read More about Celebrating 70 years of nursing and midwifery in our National Health Service (NHS) Scotland..

Celebrating nursing student innovation and creativity: an approach to bridge the theory-practice gap through quality improvement proposals to improve healthcare. (2018)
Journal Article
BASTOW, F. and HARPER-MCDONALD, B. 2018. Celebrating nursing student innovation and creativity: an approach to bridge the theory-practice gap through quality improvement proposals to improve healthcare. Edinburgh Napier University teaching fellows journal [online], Autumn 2018, page 6. Available from: https://issuu.com/teachingfellowsjournal/docs/tfj_autumn2018_issu

In this article, the authors provide an overview of their innovative assessment approach for the "Effective Leadership for Healthcare (Theory 6)" module at Edinburgh Napier University. The new module enabled final year students to develop new and inn... Read More about Celebrating nursing student innovation and creativity: an approach to bridge the theory-practice gap through quality improvement proposals to improve healthcare..

Caseload profiling in district nursing: a systematic literature review. (2018)
Journal Article
HARPER-MCDONALD, B. and BAGULEY, F. 2018. Caseload profiling in district nursing: a systematic literature review. British journal of community nursing [online], 23(11), pages 544-549. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2018.23.11.544

This systematic literature review aims to identify and appraise current evidence to establish if caseload profiling (CP) provides a strategy to support district nurses to evidence and manage increasingly complex caseloads. A total of 17 studies where... Read More about Caseload profiling in district nursing: a systematic literature review..

Celebrating 70 years of nursing and midwifery in NHS Scotland. [Exhibition] (2018)
Exhibition / Performance
TAYLOR, G., HARPER-MCDONALD, B., O'CONNER, S., MCLUCKIE, C. and MORAN, M. 2018. Celebrating 70 years of nursing and midwifery in NHS Scotland. [Exhibition]. Exhibited on 7 June 2018, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh.

This set of infographics were displayed together in an exhibition celebrating 70 years of nursing and midwifery in NHS Scotland. They highlight events and images covering each decade of the history of NHS Scotland, from the 1940s through to present d... Read More about Celebrating 70 years of nursing and midwifery in NHS Scotland. [Exhibition].

The district nurse's role: caseload profiling: the journey from academia to effective practice implementation. (2015)
Journal Article
HARPER-MCDONALD, B. and BAGULEY, F. 2015. The district nurse's role: caseload profiling: the journey from academia to effective practice implementation. Communicare [online], 1(2), article number 105. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48525/cc-2015-id105

This article looks at one student's journey in taking theory and applying it to practice by caseload profiling on practice placement, and then how this has subsequently led to practice development. It is widely appreciated that demographics are impac... Read More about The district nurse's role: caseload profiling: the journey from academia to effective practice implementation..