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Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Presented at the 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium, 23 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

This poster summarises the findings of a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis on freebirth - the act of giving birth intentionally without a qualified health care professional being present. The study found 22 publications and drew themes of for... Read More about Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis..

Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth. Presented at the 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium, 23 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

Controversial topics unearth deep-seated values about what is right or wrong. In the context of maternity care in high-income countries, freebirth - the deliberate decision to birth without professional attendance - has become one recent controversia... Read More about Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth..

Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue. Presented at the 2024 Virtual International Day of the Midwife conference (VIDM 2024), 4-5 May 2024, [virtual event].

Freebirth or unassisted birth is currently defined as the deliberate choice to give birth without a regulated healthcare professional in countries where maternity care is available and easily accessible. Empirical evidence on this practice is limited... Read More about Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue..

Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes of people living with obesity on a low income: the Food insecurity in people living with obesity (FIO) food project. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F. and HUNTER, E., on behalf of the FIO Food Team. 2024. Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes of people living with obesity on a low income: the Food insecurity in people living with obesity (FIO) food project. Presented at 2024 Scottish public health conference: inspiring change, 1 May 2024, Glasgow, UK.

Approximately 8 million adults and 3 million children in the UK are experiencing food insecurity in 2024. In the UK, healthier foods are three times more expensive per calorie than unhealthy foods. This limits dietary choices to a low-price, high-ene... Read More about Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes of people living with obesity on a low income: the Food insecurity in people living with obesity (FIO) food project..

Exploring women’s motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. (2024)
Journal Article
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Exploring women's motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Midwifery [online], 134, article number 104022. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2024.104022

Freebirth is currently defined as the deliberate choice to give birth without a regulated healthcare professional. Previous reviews have identified factors influencing women’s choice to freebirth, yet, there is limited evidence on what is the care ex... Read More about Exploring women’s motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis..

A uniquely positive, self-described patient experience with the R-MAOI Moclobemide, prescribed for treatment-resistant-depression-anxiety. (2024)
Journal Article
ADAMS, N.N. 2024. A uniquely positive, self-described patient experience with the R-MAOI Moclobemide, prescribed for treatment-resistant-depression-anxiety. Psychiatry research [online], 337, article number 115924. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2024.115924

Treatment-resistant clinical depression and linked-anxiety represents a serious debilitating illness. Individual presentation differs. Symptoms can be co-occurring depressive-state and high-anxiety [1], [2]. My own longitudinal experiences with depre... Read More about A uniquely positive, self-described patient experience with the R-MAOI Moclobemide, prescribed for treatment-resistant-depression-anxiety..

The application of antimicrobial stewardship knowledge to nursing practice: a national survey of United Kingdom pre‐registration nursing students. (2024)
Journal Article
COURTENAY, M., HAWKER, C., GALLAGHER, R., SUNTER, M. et al. 2024. The application of antimicrobial stewardship knowledge to nursing practice: a national survey of United Kingdom pre-registration nursing students. Journal of advanced nursing [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.16195

To assess student nurses understanding and skills in the application of antimicrobial stewardship knowledge to practice. Five hundred and twenty three student nurses responded across 23 UK universities. Although students felt prepared in competencies... Read More about The application of antimicrobial stewardship knowledge to nursing practice: a national survey of United Kingdom pre‐registration nursing students..

How long do you think? Unresponsive dying patients in a specialist palliative care service: a consecutive cohort study. (2024)
Journal Article
O'CONNOR, T., LIU, W.-M., SAMARA, J., LEWIS, J. and PATERSON, C. 2024. How long do you think? Unresponsive dying patients in a specialist palliative care service: a consecutive cohort study. Palliative medicine [online], Ahead of Print. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/02692163241238

Predicting length of time to death once the person is unresponsive and deemed to be dying remains uncertain. Knowing approximately how many hours or days dying loved ones have left is crucial for families and clinicians to guide decision-making and p... Read More about How long do you think? Unresponsive dying patients in a specialist palliative care service: a consecutive cohort study..

A systematic review exploring healthcare professionals' perceptions of take-home naloxone dispensing in acute care areas. (2024)
Journal Article
OSINSKI, K. and AFSETH, J. 2024. A systematic review exploring healthcare professionals' perceptions of take-home naloxone dispensing in acute care areas. Journal of advanced nursing [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.16181

To explore healthcare professionals' perceptions and experiences of take-home naloxone initiatives in acute care settings to gain an understanding of issues facilitating or impeding dispensing. Systematic literature review. Cochrane, MEDLINE and CINA... Read More about A systematic review exploring healthcare professionals' perceptions of take-home naloxone dispensing in acute care areas..

Identifying the supportive care needs of people affected by non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: an integrative systematic review. (2024)
Journal Article
SCHUBACH, K., NIYONSENGA, T., TURNER, M. and PATERSON, C. 2024. Identifying the supportive care needs of people affected by non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: n integrative systematic review. Journal of cancer survivorship [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-024-01558-7

To understand supportive care needs among people with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). An integrative systematic review was reported using the Preformed Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Seven ele... Read More about Identifying the supportive care needs of people affected by non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: an integrative systematic review..

"Doing" is never enough, if "being" is neglected: exploring midwives' perspectives on the influence of an emotional intelligence education programme: a qualitative study. [Article] (2024)
Journal Article
TABIB, M., HUMPHREY, T. and FORBES-MCKAY, K. 2024. "Doing" is never enough, if "being" is neglected: exploring midwives' perspectives on the influence of an emotional intelligence education programme: a qualitative study. Women and birth [online], 37(3), article number 101587. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2024.02.003

The role of the midwife is emotionally demanding, with many midwives experiencing high levels of stress and burnout, and a great number considering leaving the profession. This has serious implications for the delivery of high-quality, safe maternity... Read More about "Doing" is never enough, if "being" is neglected: exploring midwives' perspectives on the influence of an emotional intelligence education programme: a qualitative study. [Article].

Effects of exercise training response on quality of life and cardiovascular risk factor profiles in people with coronary artery disease: insights from the HIIT or MISS UK trial. (2024)
Journal Article
INGLE, L., POWELL, R., BEGG, B., BIRKETT, S.T., NICHOLS, S., ENNIS, S., BANERJEE, P., SHAVE, R. and MCGREGOR, G. [2024]. Effects of exercise training response on quality of life and cardiovascular risk factor profiles in people with coronary artery disease: insights from the HIIT or MISS UK trial. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation [online], Articles in Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2024.03.002

The objective of this study was to compare the characteristics of responders and nonresponders to 8 weeks of exercise training, to determine differences in key cardiovascular disease outcomes in people with coronary artery disease (CAD). This was und... Read More about Effects of exercise training response on quality of life and cardiovascular risk factor profiles in people with coronary artery disease: insights from the HIIT or MISS UK trial..

Decision-making on the use of compression hosiery and compression bandaging: a systematic review. (2024)
Journal Article
FERGUSON, G. and BAGULEY, F. 2024. Decision-making on the use of compression hosiery and compression bandaging: a systematic review. British journal of community nursing [online], 29(Sup 3), pages S20-S25. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2024.29.Sup3.S20

This systematic literature review was carried out by a final-year nursing student in response to clinical experience, and to understand the rationale and evidence around managing venous ulcers. In the student's clinical experience, the two most commo... Read More about Decision-making on the use of compression hosiery and compression bandaging: a systematic review..

Inter- and intra-observer reliability and agreement of O2Pulse inflection during cardiopulmonary exercise testing: a comparison of subjective and novel objective methodology. (2024)
Journal Article
NICKOLAY, T., MCGREGOR, G., POWELL, R., BEGG, B., BIRKETT, S., NICHOLS, S., ENNIS, S., BANERJEE, P., SHAVE, R., METCALFE, J., HOYE, A. and INGLE, L. 2024. Inter- and intra-observer reliability and agreement of O2Pulse inflection during cardiopulmonary exercise testing: a comparison of subjective and novel objective methodology. PLoS one [online], 19(3), article number e0299486. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0299486

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is the 'gold standard' method for evaluating functional capacity, with oxygen pulse (O2Pulse) inflections serving as a potential indicator of myocardial ischaemia. However, the reliability and agreement of iden... Read More about Inter- and intra-observer reliability and agreement of O2Pulse inflection during cardiopulmonary exercise testing: a comparison of subjective and novel objective methodology..

What is the impact of long-term COVID-19 on workers in healthcare settings? A rapid systematic review of current evidence. (2024)
Journal Article
CRUICKSHANK, M., BRAZZELLI, M., MANSON, P., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2024. What is the impact of long-term COVID-19 on workers in healthcare settings? A rapid systematic review of current evidence. PLoS one [online], 19(3), article number e0299743. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0299743

Long COVID is a devastating, long-term, debilitating illness which disproportionately affects healthcare workers, due to the nature of their work. There is currently limited evidence specific to healthcare workers about the experience of living with... Read More about What is the impact of long-term COVID-19 on workers in healthcare settings? A rapid systematic review of current evidence..

What is the impact of long-term COVID-19 on workers in healthcare settings? A rapid systematic review of current evidence. [Dataset] (2024)
Dataset
CRUICKSHANK, M., BRAZZELLI, M., MANSON, P., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2024. What is the impact of long-term COVID-19 on workers in healthcare settings? A rapid systematic review of current evidence. [Dataset]. PLoS one [online], 19(3), article number e0299743. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0299743

Long COVID (LC) has rapidly emerged as a long-term debilitating illness described by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as "devastating". Health and social care workers have a higher prevalence of self-reported LC compared to other occupational grou... Read More about What is the impact of long-term COVID-19 on workers in healthcare settings? A rapid systematic review of current evidence. [Dataset].

Identifying the impact of audit and feedback on the professional role of the nurse and psychological well‐being: an integrative systematic review. (2024)
Journal Article
MICHL, G., BAIL, K., TURNER, M. and PATERSON, C. 2024. Identifying the impact of audit and feedback on the professional role of the nurse and psychological well-being: an integrative systematic review. Nursing and health science [online], 26(1), article number e13095. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.13095

This systematic review aimed to critically synthesis evidence to identify the impact that audit and feedback processes have on the professional role of the nurse and psychological well‐being. Little is known about the extent to which audit and feedba... Read More about Identifying the impact of audit and feedback on the professional role of the nurse and psychological well‐being: an integrative systematic review..

Sense of coherence moderates job demand‐resources and impact on burnout among nurses and midwives in the context of the COVID ‐19 pandemic: a cross‐sectional survey. (2024)
Journal Article
PATERSON, C., DAVIS, D., ROBERTS, C., BAIL, K., WALLIS, E., NORTHAM, H.L., FROST, J., JOJO, N., MCGRORY, C., DOMBKINS, A. and KAVANAGH, P.S. 2024. Sense of coherence moderates job demand-resources and impact on burnout among nurses and midwives in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional survey. Journal of advanced nursing [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.16125

This study aimed to test the propositions using the job demands‐resources (JD‐R) model for main/moderation/mediation effects of a sense of coherence and practice environment support on mental well-being (anxiety, depression and burnout) outcomes in n... Read More about Sense of coherence moderates job demand‐resources and impact on burnout among nurses and midwives in the context of the COVID ‐19 pandemic: a cross‐sectional survey..

The role of scoping reviews in guideline development. (2024)
Journal Article
POLLOCK, D.K., KHALIL, H., EVANS, C. et al. 2024. The role of scoping reviews in guideline development. Journal of clinical epidemiology [online], 169, article number 111301. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2024.111301

Systematic reviews have long been seen as critical in the development of trustworthy guidelines. However, as newer synthesis methodologies such as scoping reviews become more common, there is a need to discuss the potential role of these methodologie... Read More about The role of scoping reviews in guideline development..

Nurse/midwife-to-patient ratios: a scoping review. (2024)
Journal Article
TAIT, D., DAVIS, D., ROCHE, M.A. and PATERSON, C. 2024. Nurse/midwife-to-patient ratios: a scoping review. Contemporary nurse [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2024.2318361

A significant body of work has linked high nurse or midwife workload to negative patient outcomes. Anecdotal reports suggest that mandated ratio models enhance patient care and improve nurse job satisfaction. However, there is limited focused researc... Read More about Nurse/midwife-to-patient ratios: a scoping review..