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Sciatica caused by disc herniation: why is chymopapain chemonucleolysis denied to our patients? (2016)
Journal Article
WARDLAW, D. 2017. Sciatica caused by disc herniation: why is chymopapain chemonucleolysis denied to our patients? International journal of spine surgery [online], 10, article 44. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14444/3044

Background - This study was undertaken to assess the long term outcome on the quality of life of patients with sciatica following treatment with chemonucleolysis, and to assess the complications. Methods - This is a retrospective review carried out i... Read More about Sciatica caused by disc herniation: why is chymopapain chemonucleolysis denied to our patients?.

Getting care of older people right: the need for appropriate frailty assessment? (2016)
Journal Article
SMITH, G.D. and KYDD, A. 2017. Getting care of older people right: the need for appropriate frailty assessment? Journal of clinical nursing [online], 26(1-2), pages 5-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13618

Globally, health and social care is facing extraordinary challenges due to changing patterns of disease, changing expectations of patients, financial restrictions and an ever-increasing ageing population. It is estimated that globally, the number of... Read More about Getting care of older people right: the need for appropriate frailty assessment?.

Getting care of older people right: the need for appropriate frailty assessment? (2016)
Journal Article
SMITH, G.D. and KYDD, A. 2017. Getting care of older people right: the need for appropriate frailty assessment? Journal of advanced nursing [online], 73(1), pages 3-4. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13190

Globally, health and social care is facing extraordinary challenges due to changing patterns of disease, changing expectations of patients, financial restrictions and an ever-increasing ageing population. It is estimated that globally, the number of... Read More about Getting care of older people right: the need for appropriate frailty assessment?.

Risk factors for neuropathic pain in diabetes mellitus. (2016)
Journal Article
H√ČBERT, H.L., VELUCHAMY, A., TORRANCE, N. and SMITH, B.L. 2017. Risk factors for neuropathic pain in diabetes mellitus. Pain [online], 158(4), pages 560-568. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000785

According to the International Diabetes Federation, diabetes mellitus (DM) is estimated to affect around 415 million adults worldwide, roughly 8.8% of the adult population, with the figure projected to rise to over 600 million by 2040. Regional preva... Read More about Risk factors for neuropathic pain in diabetes mellitus..

Re: Sex-based subgroup differences in randomized controlled trials: empirical evidence from Cochrane meta-analyses. (2016)
Journal Article
AVENELL, A., ROBERTSON, C., BOACHIE, C., STEWART, F., ARCHIBALD, D., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P. and VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. 2016. Re: Sex-based subgroup differences in randomized controlled trials: empirical evidence from Cochrane meta-analyses. BMJ [online] 355. Available from: https://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i5826/rr

This is an online-posted "rapid response" comment to the article published with DOI 10.1136/bmj.i5826 The rapid response itself does not have a DOI, only the URL (https://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i5826/rr)

Diversity and internationalisation in interprofessional education. (2016)
Journal Article
JOSEPH, S. 2016. Diversity and internationalisation in interprofessional education. Journal of Taibah University medical sciences [online], 11(6), pages 566-570. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtumed.2016.11.001

This position paper considers the perspectives regarding introducing diversity and internationalisation to the interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum. While this step may seem to be an onerous task in the challenging area of delivering quality... Read More about Diversity and internationalisation in interprofessional education..

Generosity of spirit sustains caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand. (2016)
Journal Article
HUNTER, M., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J., GILKISON, A., MACGREGOR, D. and GUNN, J. 2016. Generosity of spirit sustains caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand. New Zealand College of Midwives journal [online], 52, pages 50-55. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl52.2016.8.50-55

Background: This article is the third in a series reporting on original research exploring the sustainability of Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) midwifery. Previous publications have described sustainable practice arrangements and the way that partnership... Read More about Generosity of spirit sustains caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand..

Open, trusting relationships underpin safety in rural maternity a hermeneutic phenomenology study. (2016)
Journal Article
CROWTHER, S. and SMYTHE, E. 2016. Open, trusting relationships underpin safety in rural maternity a hermeneutic phenomenology study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth [online], 16, article 370. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1164-9

Background: There are interwoven personal, professional and organisational relationships to be navigated in maternity in all regions. In rural regions relationships are integral to safe maternity care. Yet there is a paucity of research on how relati... Read More about Open, trusting relationships underpin safety in rural maternity a hermeneutic phenomenology study..

Critical analyses of the implications of Kangaroo Mother Care on a preterm infant. (2016)
Journal Article
DONALD, S.K. 2016. Critical analyses of the implications of Kangaroo Mother Care on a preterm infant. Journal of neonatal nursing [online], 23(3), pages 159-168. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnn.2016.10.001

This case study will critically analyse the implications of Kangaroo Mother Care on a preterm infant and her family. Although Kangaroo Mother Care is recognised globally as an integral part of essential newborn care, there is currently a lack of stan... Read More about Critical analyses of the implications of Kangaroo Mother Care on a preterm infant..

Sustaining people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment in employment: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. (2016)
Journal Article
MCCULLOCH, S., ROBERTSON, D. and KIRKPATRICK, P. 2016. Sustaining people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment in employment: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. British journal of occupational therapy [online], 79(11), pages 682-692. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616665402

Introduction The World Health Organization estimates that 10% of the 35.6 million people worldwide with dementia are aged under 65 years. In an ageing workforce this has implications for employers, employees, and statutory and third sector services.... Read More about Sustaining people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment in employment: a systematic review of qualitative evidence..

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..

An interview study of pregnant women who were provided with indoor air quality measurements of second hand smoke to help them quit smoking. (2016)
Journal Article
MORGAN, H., TREASURE, E., TABIB, M., JOHNSTON, M., DUNKLEY, C., RITCHIE, D., SEMPLE, S. and TURNER, S. 2016. An interview study of pregnant women who were provided with indoor air quality measurements of second hand smoke to help them quit smoking. BMC pregnancy and childbirth [online], 16, article number 305. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1062-1

Background Maternal smoking can cause health complications in pregnancy. Particulate matter (PM2.5) metrics applied to second hand smoke (SHS) concentrations provide indoor air quality (IAQ) measurements and have been used to promote smoking behaviou... Read More about An interview study of pregnant women who were provided with indoor air quality measurements of second hand smoke to help them quit smoking..

Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it? (2016)
Journal Article
GRANT, A., TREWEEK, S. and WELLS, M. 2016. Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it? British journal of hospital medicine [online], 77(Supp. 10), pages 554-555. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2016.77.10.554

The key points of this article are 1) Research evidence from clinical trials is not being translated into clinical practice in a timely manner and this represents an enormous waste of resources and missed opportunities. 2) Trials do not publish infor... Read More about Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it?.

Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: perspectives of pharmacy academics. (2016)
Journal Article
EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L. 2016. Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: perspectives of pharmacy academics. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 30(6), pages 769-776. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2016.1218830

The current status of interprofessional education (IPE) in Arabic Middle Eastern countries is largely unexamined and there is a need to assess IPE and collaborative practice in these countries. As faculty attitudes towards IPE are believed to be one... Read More about Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: perspectives of pharmacy academics..

Nurses', midwives' and key stakeholders' experiences and perceptions on requirements to demonstrate the maintenance of professional competence. (2016)
Journal Article
CASEY, M., COONEY, A., O'CONNELL, R., HEGARTY, J.-M., BRADY, A.-M., O'REILLY, P., KENNEDY, C., HEFFERNAN, E., FEALY, G., MCNAMARA, M. and O'CONNOR, L. 2017. Nurses', midwives' and key stakeholders' experiences and perceptions on requirements to demonstrate the maintenance of professional competence. Journal of advanced nursing [online], 73(3), pages 653-664. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13171

Aim - To present the qualitative findings from a study on the development of scheme(s) to give evidence of maintenance of professional competence for nurses and midwives. Background - Key issues in maintenance of professional competence include notio... Read More about Nurses', midwives' and key stakeholders' experiences and perceptions on requirements to demonstrate the maintenance of professional competence..

The significance of personal learning environments (PLEs) in nursing education: extending current conceptualizations. (2016)
Journal Article
PATTERSON, C., STEPHENS, M. CHANG, V., PRICE, A.M., WORK, F., SNELGROVE-CLARKE, E. and HARADA, T. 2016. The significance of personal learning environments (PLEs) in nursing education: extending current conceptualizations. Nurse education today [online], 48, pages 99-105. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.09.010

Background - Personal learning environments (PLE) have been shown to be a critical part of how students negotiate and manage their own learning. Understandings of PLEs appear to be constrained by narrow definitions that focus primarily on technologic... Read More about The significance of personal learning environments (PLEs) in nursing education: extending current conceptualizations..

Parent-child connectedness and communication in relation to alcohol, tobacco and drug use in adolescence: an integrative review of the literature. (2016)
Journal Article
CARVER, H., ELLIOTT, L., KENNEDY, C. and HANLEY, J. 2017. Parent-child connectedness and communication in relation to alcohol, tobacco and drug use in adolescence: an integrative review of the literature. Drugs: education, prevention and policy [online], 24(2), pages 119-133. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2016.1221060.

Previous reviews have highlighted parent-child connectedness and communication as important protective factors against adolescent substance use. However, these reviews focus on single substances such as alcohol. An integrative review of the literatur... Read More about Parent-child connectedness and communication in relation to alcohol, tobacco and drug use in adolescence: an integrative review of the literature..

Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol. [Protocol] (2016)
Other
TSATTALIOS, K., MACDUFF, C. and STEPHEN, A. 2016. Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42016035934. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016035934

The objective of this integrative review is to synthesise the best available evidence on (i) what and (ii) how theory has been implemented in the development of interventions aiding healthcare staff to prevent and control healthcareassociated infecti... Read More about Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol. [Protocol].

Understanding the ecology of the Personally Significant Learning Environment (PSLE): one year on. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
STEPHENS, M., PATTERSON, C., PRICE, A.M., SNELGROVE-CLARKE, E., WORK, F. and CHIANG, V.C.L. 2016. Understanding the ecology of the Personally Significant Learning Environment (PSLE): one year on. Presented at the 27th International networking for healthcare education conference (NET2016), 6-8 September 2016, Cambridge, UK [online], Group 2, EIE2, pages 8-9. Available from: https://www.jillrogersassociates.co.uk/net2016abstractsandcorepapers.html

Background - Personal learning environments (PLE) have been shown to be critical in how students negotiate, manage and experience their learning. Understandings of PLEs are largely restricted by narrow definitions that focus on technology alone. The... Read More about Understanding the ecology of the Personally Significant Learning Environment (PSLE): one year on..

Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. (2016)
Journal Article
PERRY, A., LEE, S.H., COTTON, S. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 8, article number CD011112. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011112.pub2

Background - Head and neck cancer treatment has developed over the last decade, with improved mortality and survival rates, but the treatments often result in dysphagia (a difficulty in swallowing) as a side effect. This may be acute, resolving after... Read More about Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers..