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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..

Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials. (2011)
Thesis
TONNA, A.P. 2011. Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This aim of the research was to explore pharmacist prescribing (PP) with a focus on antimicrobials, in hospitals in Scotland. A mixed-methods approach was used to collect, generate and synthesise data. A systematic review of peer-reviewed published l... Read More about Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials..

A narrative exploration of the relationship between reading literature and poetry and ethical practice: narratives of student nurses and nurse educators. (2011)
Thesis
MCKIE, A. 2011. A narrative exploration of the relationship between reading literature and poetry and ethical practice: narratives of student nurses and nurse educators. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The emerging dialogue between the arts and humanities and professional health care education is explored by considering ethical practice in nursing via several narratives of student nurses and nurse educators in one Scottish university. Adopting a na... Read More about A narrative exploration of the relationship between reading literature and poetry and ethical practice: narratives of student nurses and nurse educators..

An exploration of the process of informed consent for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): the nurses' and doctors' role. (2010)
Thesis
BURKE, S.M. 2010. An exploration of the process of informed consent for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): the nurses' and doctors' role. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Experience suggests that there is variability in the knowledge of medical and nursing staff with regard to informed consent. This includes the type of information given to patients to enable them to make an informed decision in the consent process, a... Read More about An exploration of the process of informed consent for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): the nurses' and doctors' role..

The development and evaluation of a holistic approach to obesity management for primary care nurses. (2008)
Thesis
BROWN, J.E. 2008. The development and evaluation of a holistic approach to obesity management for primary care nurses. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The prevalence of obesity (BMI greater than or equal to 30kg/m2) in the Scottish population is rising at an alarming pace. The health implications for those affected and the lack of sustained success in treatment, demands that new strategies be explo... Read More about The development and evaluation of a holistic approach to obesity management for primary care nurses..

Punters and providers in the North of Scotland: a study of shared experiences. (2007)
Thesis
GAULT, B. 2007. Punters and providers in the North of Scotland: a study of shared experiences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research was carried out during a time when residential provision for people with learning difficulties in the north of Scotland was changing from being hospital based towards being community centred. The aim was to utilise an understanding of th... Read More about Punters and providers in the North of Scotland: a study of shared experiences..

An analysis of the development of family health nursing in Scotland through policy and practice 1998-2006. (2007)
Thesis
MACDUFF, C. 2007. An analysis of the development of family health nursing in Scotland through policy and practice 1998-2006. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In 1998 World Health Organisation Europe outlined a vision of a new community-based nurse called the Family Health Nurse (FHN) who would help individuals, families and communities to cope with illness and to improve their health. Scotland was the fir... Read More about An analysis of the development of family health nursing in Scotland through policy and practice 1998-2006..

Empowering women's self-care: a participatory approach to prevent HIV/AIDS for women and children in Northeast Thailand. (2005)
Thesis
DONKAEWBUA, S. 2005. Empowering women's self-care: a participatory approach to prevent HIV/AIDS for women and children in Northeast Thailand. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Across Thailand there has been a general reduction in the incidence rate of HIV infection in all but one special population group: married women and their offspring whilst the incidence rate is relatively low (1.2%) it has remained steady for a numbe... Read More about Empowering women's self-care: a participatory approach to prevent HIV/AIDS for women and children in Northeast Thailand..

Make or break: factors influencing the development of nursing practice within the UK National Health Service. (2002)
Thesis
UNSWORTH, J. 2002. Make or break: factors influencing the development of nursing practice within the UK National Health Service. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The development of nursing practice has become a central feature of modern healthcare. The advent of clinical governance has resulted in the development of an organisational climate where practitioners are encouraged to develop direct care and health... Read More about Make or break: factors influencing the development of nursing practice within the UK National Health Service..

Nursing perspectives on women, health and work in the socio-cultural context of poor communities in Northeast Thailand. (2001)
Thesis
JONGUDOMKARN, D. 2001. Nursing perspectives on women, health and work in the socio-cultural context of poor communities in Northeast Thailand. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Women from poor communities in Northeast Thailand can be considered as a disadvantaged group who have struggled against several problems in their daily living and who have worked hard to sustain their lives through unskilled labour. In such a strong... Read More about Nursing perspectives on women, health and work in the socio-cultural context of poor communities in Northeast Thailand..