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An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life. (2018)
Journal Article
WOJTKOWIAK, J. and CROWTHER, S. 2018. An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life. Spirituality in clinical practice [online], 5(4), pages 261-272. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1037/scp0000188

Birth and death are both fundamental human experiences. The end of life has been a major topic in philosophical, psychological, and sociological debates. Meanwhile, the beginning of life seems to be ignored in discussions around existential meanings... Read More about An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life..

What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? (2018)
Journal Article
EJEBU, O.-Z., WHYBROW, S., MCKENZIE, L., DOWLER, E., GARCIA, A.L., LUDBROOK, A., BARTON, K.L., WRIEDEN, W.L. and DOUGLAS, F. 2019. What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 16(1), article ID 82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16010082

In the absence of routinely collected household food insecurity data, this study investigated what could be determined about the nature and prevalence of household food insecurity in Scotland from secondary data. Secondary analysis of the Living Cost... Read More about What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context?.

'A lot of people are struggling privately. They don’t know where to go or they’re not sure of what to do': frontline service provider perspectives of the nature of household food insecurity in Scotland. (2018)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., MACKENZIE, F., EJEBU, O.-Z., WHYBROW, S., GARCIA, A.L., MCKENZIE, L., LUDBROOK, A. and DOWLER, E. 2018. 'A lot of people are struggling privately. They don't know where to go or they're not sure of what to do': frontline service provider perspectives of the nature of household food insecurity in Scotland. International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 15(12), article ID 2738. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122738

This qualitative study explored frontline service providers’ perceptions of the nature of food insecurity in Scotland in 2015 to inform national policy and the provision of locally-based support for ‘at risk’ groups. A country-wide in-depth interview... Read More about 'A lot of people are struggling privately. They don’t know where to go or they’re not sure of what to do': frontline service provider perspectives of the nature of household food insecurity in Scotland..

Co-creation of guiding principles and a practical framework for a midwifery continuity of carer model: a cooperative inquiry with midwives. (2018)
Thesis
PACE, C.A. 2018. Co-creation of guiding principles and a practical framework for a midwifery continuity of carer model: a cooperative inquiry with midwives. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Current NHS policy recommends the transformation of maternity services in order to provide midwifery continuity of carer (MCoCer). This model is evidence-based best practice, and has been shown to improve outcomes and maternity experiences. Whilst th... Read More about Co-creation of guiding principles and a practical framework for a midwifery continuity of carer model: a cooperative inquiry with midwives..

Undergraduate experience of selection group interviews: a qualitative research study subjected to pedagogical reflection. (2018)
Journal Article
LIRONI, J. 2018. Undergraduate experience of selection group interviews: a qualitative research study subjected to pedagogical reflection. Practising midwife, 21(10) [online], pages 27-30. Available from: https://www.all4maternity.com/practising-midwife-archive/practising-midwife-november-2018/

This study explores stage 1 nursing students’ experiences of group interviews as part of the selection process to inform the future of midwifery selection practice. Using hermeneutic phenomenology to interview students is valid as a tool of reflectio... Read More about Undergraduate experience of selection group interviews: a qualitative research study subjected to pedagogical reflection..

A Scottish and Japanese experience of patient-centred diabetic care: descriptive study of interprofessional education on live webinar. (2018)
Journal Article
SUEMATSU, M., JOSEPH, S., ABE, K., YASUI, H., TAKAHASHI, N., OKAZAKI, K., HAXTON, J., MCFADYEN, M., WALKER, P. and DIACK, L. 2018. A Scottish and Japanese experience of patient-centred diabetic care: descriptive study of interprofessional education on live webinar. Nagoya journal of medical science [online], 80(4), pages 465-473. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18999/nagjms.80.4.465

To minimise the global burden of diabetes, the awareness of appropriate intervention methods for diabetes education and practice is essential. This project is the first international interprofessional education (IIPE) for the awareness of diabetes, w... Read More about A Scottish and Japanese experience of patient-centred diabetic care: descriptive study of interprofessional education on live webinar..

Study protocol for the DETECTIVE study: an international collaborative study to develop consensus statements for deferred treatment with curative intent for localised prostate cancer. (2018)
Journal Article
LAM, T.B.L., MACLENNAN, S., PLASS, K. et al. 2019. Study protocol for the DETECTIVE study: an international collaborative study to develop consensus statements for deferred treatment with curative intent for localised prostate cancer. European urology [online], 75(4), pages 699-702. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2018.11.009

Deferred active treatment (DAT) strategies, including active surveillance and active monitoring, are a recognised management option for men with localised low-risk prostate cancer. However, there is uncertainty due to heterogeneity of patient selecti... Read More about Study protocol for the DETECTIVE study: an international collaborative study to develop consensus statements for deferred treatment with curative intent for localised prostate cancer..

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..

Migrants' healthcare experience: a meta-ethnography review of the literature. (2018)
Journal Article
LUIKING, M.-L., HECKEMANN, B., ALI, P., DEKKER-VAN DOORN, C., GHOSH, S., KYDD, A., WATSON, R. and PATEL, H. 2019. Migrants' healthcare experience: a meta-ethnography review of the literature. Journal of nursing scholarship [online], 51(1), pages 58-67. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12442

Purpose: Worldwide, more than 214 million people have left their country of origin. This unprecedented mass migration impacts on healthcare in host countries. This paper explores and synthesizes literature on the healthcare experiences of migrants. D... Read More about Migrants' healthcare experience: a meta-ethnography review of the literature..

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..

A pilot randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention for managing unmet supportive care needs in men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers. (2018)
Journal Article
PATERSON, C., PRIMEAU, C. and NABI, G. 2018. A pilot randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention for managing unmet supportive care needs in men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers. European journal of oncology nursing [online], 37, pages 65-73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2018.10.007

Purpose: Men with metastatic prostate cancer experience high levels of unmet supportive care needs in current healthcare delivery. We set out to determine the effectiveness of a multimodality supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention on the prevalen... Read More about A pilot randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention for managing unmet supportive care needs in men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregivers..

Holistic needs assessment in brain cancer patients: a systematic review of available tools. (2018)
Journal Article
AFSETH, J., NEUBECK, L., KARATZIAS T. and GRANT, R. 2018. Holistic needs assessment in brain cancer patients: a systematic review of available tools. European journal of cancer care [online], 28(3), article e12931. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12931

This systematic review describes tools which could be considered for use for holistic needs assessment (HNA) in brain cancer. MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and PsycINFO were searched. Studies were included... Read More about Holistic needs assessment in brain cancer patients: a systematic review of available tools..

Interprofessional education and practice guide: designing ethics-orientated interprofessional education for health and social care students. (2018)
Journal Article
MACHIN, L.L., BELLIS, K.M., DIXON, C., MORGAN, H., PYE, J., SPENCER, P. and WILLIAMS, R.A. 2019. Interprofessional education and practice guide: designing ethics-orientated interprofessional education for health and social care students. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 33(6), pages 608-618. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2018.1538113

Health and social care professionals are required to work together to deliver person-centered care. Professionals therefore find themselves making decisions within multidisciplinary teams. For educators, there has been a call to bring students from d... Read More about Interprofessional education and practice guide: designing ethics-orientated interprofessional education for health and social care students..

Exercise rehabilitation programmes for pulmonary hypertension: a systematic review of intervention components and reporting quality. (2018)
Journal Article
MCGREGOR, G., POWELL, R., FINNEGAN, S., NICHOLS, S. and UNDERWOOD, M. 2018. Exercise rehabilitation programmes for pulmonary hypertension: a systematic review of intervention components and reporting quality. BMJ open sport and exercise medicine [online], 4(1), article number e000400. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000400

The aim of this study was to identify the components, and assess the reporting quality, of exercise training interventions for people living with pulmonary hypertension. The study took the form of a systematic review with analysis of intervention rep... Read More about Exercise rehabilitation programmes for pulmonary hypertension: a systematic review of intervention components and reporting quality..

Integration of health and social care in the a regional area of Scotland: exploring the needs and experiences of service users and their families. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
HENDERSON, L., KENNEDY, C., BAIN, H. and ALLAN, E. 2018. Integration of health and social care in the a regional area of Scotland: exploring the needs and experiences of service users and their families. Presented at 2018 NHS Grampian excellence event, 11 October 2018, Inverurie, UK.

This presentation gave an overview and review process to-date of the research project: A case study of service user, informal carer and staff experiences of integrated health and social care at a NHS Grampian Excellence Event, Inverurie in October 20... Read More about Integration of health and social care in the a regional area of Scotland: exploring the needs and experiences of service users and their families..

Health policy and its unintended consequences for midwife-woman partnerships: is normal pregnancy at risk when the BMI measure is used? (2018)
Journal Article
KNOX, S., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J. and GILKISON, A. 2018. Health policy and its unintended consequences for midwife-woman partnerships: is normal pregnancy at risk when the BMI measure is used? New Zealand College of Midwives journal [online], 54, pages 30-37. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl54.2018.4.30-37

Background: Little attention has been paid to understanding the unintended consequences of health policy for midwife-woman partnerships. The measure of Body Mass Index (BMI) is one such policy example which has become established in contemporary midw... Read More about Health policy and its unintended consequences for midwife-woman partnerships: is normal pregnancy at risk when the BMI measure is used?.

Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers: a Cochrane systematic review. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
PERRY, A., LEE, S.H., COTTON, S., and KENNEDY, C. 2018. Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers: a Cochrane systematic review. Presented at the 22nd International congress on palliative care (PAL 2018), 2-5 October 2018, Montreal, Canada.

Head and neck cancer encompasses tumours of the upper aero-digestive tract (oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses and salivary glands). There are 550,000 new cases, globally, each year, the majority of these are mucosal small... Read More about Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers: a Cochrane systematic review..

Family carers' preferences for support when caring for a family member at the end of life at home: an integrative literature review. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
LARSSON, M., LEE, S.H., GROV, E.K., HOV. R., WILDE-LARSSON, B., OLSSON,C., BJURESÄTER, K and KENNEDY, C. 2018. Family carers' preferences for support when caring for a family member at the end of life at home: an integrative literature review. Presented at the 22nd International congress on palliative care (PAL 2018), 2-5 October 2018, Montreal, Canada.

Approximately 60% of people wish to die at home and across Europe there are an estimated 100 million family carers meeting the needs of loved ones at the end of life. Family carers have unmet health and social care needs and also an understanding of... Read More about Family carers' preferences for support when caring for a family member at the end of life at home: an integrative literature review..

Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. (2018)
Journal Article
CROWTHER, S., DEERY, R., DAELLENBACH, R., DAVIES, L., GILKISON, A., KENSINGTON, M. and RANKIN, J. 2019. Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. Women and birth [online], 32(1), pages 39-49. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.004

Background: Globally there are challenges meeting the recruitment and retention needs for rural midwifery. Rural practice is not usually recognised as important and feelings of marginalisation amongst this workforce are apparent. Relationships are in... Read More about Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study..

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..