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Research and evidence use in experiential learning: perspectives and experiences of undergraduate nursing students. (2020)
Thesis
JOHNSON, N. 2020. Research and evidence use in experiential learning: perspectives and experiences of undergraduate nursing students. Robert Gordon University [online], DPP thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

For a number of years, research and evidence-based practice (EBP) have become essential concepts in the global provision of healthcare, and have become increasingly reflected in professional codes and educational standards. There have been considerab... Read More about Research and evidence use in experiential learning: perspectives and experiences of undergraduate nursing students..

A grounded theory study on midwifery managers' views and experiences of implementing and sustaining continuity of carer models within the UK maternity system. (2020)
Thesis
TURNER, S. 2020. A grounded theory study on midwifery managers' views and experiences of implementing and sustaining continuity of carer models within the UK maternity system. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Current NHS policy recommends the transition of maternity services towards providing Midwifery Continuity of Carer (MCoCer) models in order to provide quality care for women and their families in the UK. It is known from the literature that quality o... Read More about A grounded theory study on midwifery managers' views and experiences of implementing and sustaining continuity of carer models within the UK maternity system..

An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections. (2019)
Thesis
TSATTALIOS, K. 2019. An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Changing healthcare staff's behaviours is of paramount importance in improving infection prevention and control (IPC), and decreasing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Thus many supportive interventions have been developed in pertinent areas,... Read More about An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections..

An exploration of the experiences of support for informal adult carers of individuals with substance use issues in North East Scotland. (2019)
Thesis
MUNRO, M. 2019. An exploration of the experiences of support for informal adult carers of individuals with substance use issues in North East Scotland. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Informal carers provide unpaid support to an individual, usually a family member. The care and support which they provide has been shown to provide positive effects to the individual they support. However, this role may impact on the informal carer,... Read More about An exploration of the experiences of support for informal adult carers of individuals with substance use issues in North East Scotland..

Defining preparation and preparedness for nursing study abroad trips. (2019)
Thesis
LEAR, H. 2019. Defining preparation and preparedness for nursing study abroad trips. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The aim of this study is to explore the preparation nursing students receive prior to undertaking study abroad trips. The researcher's personal context that initiated this project is representative of the findings of the literature - namely that stud... Read More about Defining preparation and preparedness for nursing study abroad trips..

Transfer of learning from simulation to clinical practice in pre-registration healthcare student education. (2019)
Thesis
GOODHAND, K. 2019. Transfer of learning from simulation to clinical practice in pre-registration healthcare student education. Robert Gordon University [online], DPP thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Simulation has become an established pedagogy for teaching clinical skills to healthcare professionals and has been incorporated into pre-registration curricula internationally. Simulation can often be used to replace clinical practice hours and it i... Read More about Transfer of learning from simulation to clinical practice in pre-registration healthcare student education..

Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian. (2019)
Thesis
PAPADATOU, Z. 2019. Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian. Robert Gordon University [online], DPP thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Occupational irritant hand dermatitis (OIHD) is emerging as an important risk caused by or made worse by work. OIHD can cause significant and long-term health issues, and can impact on an individual's employment. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are amongst... Read More about Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian..

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..

Strengthening maternity service user involvement in midwifery clinical skills education through co-design of a mobile app. (2018)
Thesis
GIBB, F. 2018. Strengthening maternity service user involvement in midwifery clinical skills education through co-design of a mobile app. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Background: Service user involvement in education has become fundamental in professional, statutory and regulatory bodies responsible for the education of health and social care professionals. Where there are various examples of service user involvem... Read More about Strengthening maternity service user involvement in midwifery clinical skills education through co-design of a mobile app..

Exploration of how a mobile health (mHealth) intervention may support midwives in the management and referral of women with pre-eclampsia in rural and remote areas of highland Scotland. (2018)
Thesis
WHITE, A. 2018. Exploration of how a mobile health (mHealth) intervention may support midwives in the management and referral of women with pre-eclampsia in rural and remote areas of highland Scotland. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Mobile health (mHealth) interventions have elsewhere been shown to support midwives in the early identification of pregnancy complications in rural and remote locations. The purpose of this thesis was to undertake a qualitative and descriptive invest... Read More about Exploration of how a mobile health (mHealth) intervention may support midwives in the management and referral of women with pre-eclampsia in rural and remote areas of highland Scotland..

IBriS study: intervention supporting breastfeeding in substance dependency. (2016)
Thesis
MACVICAR, S. 2016. IBriS study: intervention supporting breastfeeding in substance dependency. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Introduction: Breastfeeding offers the substance exposed mother and child potential short and long-term health benefits, with breast milk shown to alleviate the severity of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Substance dependent women, however, have limite... Read More about IBriS study: intervention supporting breastfeeding in substance dependency..

The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder. (2016)
Thesis
BOAG, L.S. 2016. The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Background: Informal caregivers provide unpaid support to a family member, which has been shown to more positively affect their relatives health outcomes than equivalent paid caregivers. The provision of this support, however, comes at a cost to the... Read More about The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder..

Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study. (2015)
Thesis
COOPER, B. 2015. Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study. Robert Gordon University, MRes Thesis.

This thesis reports a pilot study investigating the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ECSW) in the treatment of chronic venous ulcers. The studies primary aim was to assess the clinical effectiveness of this treatment when combined with curre... Read More about Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study..

A case study exploration of approaches to the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care at two rural community maternity units. (2015)
Thesis
DENHAM, S.H. 2015. A case study exploration of approaches to the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care at two rural community maternity units. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Background: This research explores whether rural Community Maternity Units (CMUs) contribute to NHS Scotlands Quality Ambitions of safe, effective and person centred care. Currently there is no available recent evidence regarding the quality of this... Read More about A case study exploration of approaches to the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care at two rural community maternity units..

BECOMING: an analysis of narratives describing the experiences of nurses who have undertaken training in solution focused brief therapy. (2015)
Thesis
SMITH, S.W. 2015. BECOMING: an analysis of narratives describing the experiences of nurses who have undertaken training in solution focused brief therapy. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis is a study of the experiences of nurses who have undertaken training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). While the clinical outcomes of using SFBT, and other psychological therapies, to treat clients have been the subject of much re... Read More about BECOMING: an analysis of narratives describing the experiences of nurses who have undertaken training in solution focused brief therapy..

An analysis of policy to practice developments in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions within Scotland from 2005 to 2010. (2015)
Thesis
SHUAI, Z. 2015. An analysis of policy to practice developments in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions within Scotland from 2005 to 2010. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the new millennium the Scottish government has been seeking effective practice developments in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHPs) through setting up numerous policy initiatives to improve patient care both directly and indir... Read More about An analysis of policy to practice developments in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions within Scotland from 2005 to 2010..

Nursing by the long stretch of the arm: an exploration of community nursing middle managers' experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland. (2014)
Thesis
ALLAN, E. 2014. Nursing by the long stretch of the arm: an exploration of community nursing middle managers' experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Aim: This thesis aimed to explore community nursing middle manager role enactment in managing change within Community Health Partnerships (CHPs) in three regions of Scotland from 2008-2011. Background: CHPs were established to play a key role in shif... Read More about Nursing by the long stretch of the arm: an exploration of community nursing middle managers' experiences of role enactment within Community Health Partnerships in three regions of Scotland..

The impact of information, education and communication (IEC) strategies in malaria prevention and control during pregnancy in Africa. (2013)
Thesis
MALOREH-NYAMEKYE, T. 2013. The impact of information, education and communication (IEC) strategies in malaria prevention and control during pregnancy in Africa. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Background: Malaria continues to pose a complex public health problem amongst pregnant women in Africa (Schantz-Dunn & Nour 2009; Antwi 2010), accounting for over 90% of the global malaria burden (WHO 2002; Morel et al. 2005; Schantz-Dunn & Nour 2009... Read More about The impact of information, education and communication (IEC) strategies in malaria prevention and control during pregnancy in Africa..

Exploration and development of bereavement care for older people. (2011)
Thesis
STEPHEN, A.I. 2011. Exploration and development of bereavement care for older people. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The rising population of older people in the UK (Office for National Statistics 2010) and pressure on healthcare services to reduce costs indicate the necessity of developing strategies that enable coping and independence. Loss through death of close... Read More about Exploration and development of bereavement care for older people..

Effective communication with people with learning disabilities with epilepsy and their carers. (2011)
Thesis
NINNONI, J.P.K. 2011. Effective communication with people with learning disabilities with epilepsy and their carers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

People with learning disabilities constitute about 2% of the general population. Epilepsy is more prevalent among people with learning disabilities compared with the general population. Effective communication is central to the management of people w... Read More about Effective communication with people with learning disabilities with epilepsy and their carers..