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Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., MACIVER, E., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2023. Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness. Presented at the 2023 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2023), 13-15 September 2023, Brighton, UK.

NHS workers faced an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 during the pandemic and many now experience long COVID (LC). Over 10,000 NHS workers are estimated absent from work due to LC. LC represents a complex, dynamic and often serious condition, f... Read More about Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness..

Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland. (2023)
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ADAMS, N.N., MACIVER, E., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2023. Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland. Presented at the 67th Society for Social Medicine and Population Health annual scientific meeting (SSM Annual Scientific Meeting 2023), 6-8 September 2023, Newcastle, UK.

Long COVID (LC) affects 1.2 million people in the UK, including 120,000 NHS workers. LC remains poorly understood, comprising manifold symptoms ranging in severity, disrupting quality of life and work abilities. Emerging qualitative findings suggest... Read More about Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland..

Lived experience of long COVID in health workers in Scotland (LoCH study). (2023)
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TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SANTIAGO, V.H., SKÅTUN, D., ADAMS, N. and MACIVER, E. 2023. Lived experience of long COVID in health workers in Scotland (LoCH study). Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office [online]. Available from: https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/COVLTE2032report.pdf

This is the final project report for project COV/LTE/20/32 ("Lived Experience of Long-Term COVID-19 on NHS Workers in Health Care Settings in Scotland: a Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study"). The Long COVID in health workers (LoCH) study investigated t... Read More about Lived experience of long COVID in health workers in Scotland (LoCH study)..

Maternal and infant food insecurity in the UK: a problem hiding in plain sight? (2023)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E., DAVIS, T. and LITTLEJOHN, C. 2023. Maternal and infant food insecurity in the UK: a problem hiding in plain sight? Presented at the 11th Nutrition and nurture in infancy and childhood conference (MAINN 2023): bio-cultural perspectives, 19-21 April 2023, Grange-over-Sands, UK.

Lone parents with children under five are amongst the most food insecure in the UK (Cheong et al, 2021; Tobi et al, 2022). Yet maternal and infant food insecurity experience remains poorly understood in the UK. Drawing on findings from qualitative re... Read More about Maternal and infant food insecurity in the UK: a problem hiding in plain sight?.

A journey of self-discovery and transformation: a theoretical and comprehensive evaluation of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland community development programme. (2023)
Journal Article
GRANT, A., MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N., TEODOROWSKI, P. and KENNEDY, C. 2023. A journey of self-discovery and transformation: a theoretical and comprehensive evaluation of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland community development programme. Journal of advanced nursing [online], 79(6), pages 2200-2210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15552

The aim of this study was to evaluate adoption, implementation and maintenance of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland development programme. This was undertaken through a comprehensive, longitudinal, qualitative evaluation. Participants from the f... Read More about A journey of self-discovery and transformation: a theoretical and comprehensive evaluation of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland community development programme..

Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. [Presentation] (2022)
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DOUGLAS, F., DAVIS, T., MACIVER, E. and LITTLEJOHN, C. 2022. Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. Presented at the 2022 NHS Grampian research and development conference, 12 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

All Local Child Poverty Action Plans require midwives, health visitors and family nurses to identify families with children under five at risk of financial hardship, and to refer them for help to increase their household incomes. This strategy (the s... Read More about Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. [Presentation].

Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. [Report] (2022)
Report
DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E., DAVIS, T. and LITTLEJOHN, C. 2022. Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

All Local Child Poverty Action Plans require midwives, health visitors and family nurses to identify families with children under five at risk of financial hardship, and to refer them for help to increase their household incomes. This strategy (the s... Read More about Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. [Report].

Living with long COVID: the problem of lack of legitimation. (2022)
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MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N.N., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2022. Living with long COVID: the problem of lack of legitimation. Presented at the 2022 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2022), 14-16 September 2022, Lancaster, UK.

The notion of the "sick role" (Parsons, 1951), where affected individuals are exempt from certain normative expectations and responsibilities (e.g. work) in line with societal judgements, rests heavily on the 'legitimation' of illness, principally th... Read More about Living with long COVID: the problem of lack of legitimation..

The GP can't help me, there's no point bothering them: exploring the complex healthcare journeys of NHS workers in Scotland suffering from long COVID: a longitudinal study. (2022)
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ADAMS, N.N., MACIVER, E., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., KYDD, A., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2022. The GP can't help me, there's no point bothering them: exploring the complex healthcare journeys of NHS workers in Scotland suffering from long COVID: a longitudinal study. Presented at the 2022 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2022), 14-16 September 2022, Lancaster, UK.

Globally, Long COVID (LC) affects around 40% of people infected with COVID-19 (Chen et al, 2022). Despite high prevalence, symptoms are variable, and no clear healthcare pathway models exist for diagnosis and treatment. The Candidacy Framework descri... Read More about The GP can't help me, there's no point bothering them: exploring the complex healthcare journeys of NHS workers in Scotland suffering from long COVID: a longitudinal study..

Low-income parents' perspectives and experiences of engaging with early years health professionals about financial challenges and income maximisation. (2022)
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DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E., DAVIS, T. and LITTLEJOHN, C. 2022. Low-income parents' perspectives and experiences of engaging with early years health professionals about financial challenges and income maximisation. Presented at 2022 Faculty of Public Health conference: public health: lighting the path for the next 10, 20, 50 years, 12-13 May 2022, [virtual conference].

Background: In a similar vein to wishing to understand health professionals experiences of the FIP, this element of the study was concerned to understand parents' perspectives about the acceptability or impact of this initiative in relation to its ai... Read More about Low-income parents' perspectives and experiences of engaging with early years health professionals about financial challenges and income maximisation..

Community midwives, health visitors and family nurses' experiences of the early implementation of the so-called financial inclusion pathway in NHS Grampian. (2022)
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DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E., DAVIS, T. and LITTLEJOHN, C. 2022. Community midwives, health visitors and family nurses' experiences of the early implementation of the so-called financial inclusion pathway in NHS Grampian. Presented at 2022 Faculty of Public Health conference: public health: lighting the path for the next 10, 20, 50 years, 12-13 May 2022, [virtual conference].

Background: Since the introduction of the Child Poverty Act (2017) and the requirement that all local authorities develop and deliver Child Poverty Action Plans the so called ‘Financial Inclusion Pathway’ (FIP) emerged in 2019 as one of a number of s... Read More about Community midwives, health visitors and family nurses' experiences of the early implementation of the so-called financial inclusion pathway in NHS Grampian..

Mixed methods study of lived experience of long-term Covid-19 on NHS workers in Scotland. (2022)
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TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., ADAMS, N., MCIVER, E., DOUGLAS, F., KYDD, A., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., SKÅTUN, D. and KENNEDY, C. 2022. Mixed methods study of lived experience of long-term Covid-19 on NHS workers in Scotland. Presented at 2022 Faculty of Public Health conference: public health: lighting the path for the next 10, 20, 50 years, 12-13 May 2022, [virtual conference].

Background: Many NHS workers have greater occupational risk of exposure to Covid-19 than the general population. In the first wave of the pandemic in the UK, the risk of healthcare workers testing positive for Covid-19 was seven times higher than non... Read More about Mixed methods study of lived experience of long-term Covid-19 on NHS workers in Scotland..

An independent evaluation of the Queen's Nurse Development Programme (QNDP). [Infographic summary] (2021)
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KENNEDY, C., MACIVER, E., TEODOROWSKI, P., ADAMS, N. and GRANT, A. 2021. An independent evaluation of the Queen's Nurse Development Programme (QNDP). [Infographic summary]. Hosted on Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland [online]. Available from: https://www.qnis.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/QNDP_Infographic_FINAL_NA_SA_2.pdf

Research conducted by Robert Gordon University (RGU) evaluated the experiences of the first community nurses to complete the Queen’s Nurse Development Programme (QNDP) and has found participants experienced a transformative journey with notable self-... Read More about An independent evaluation of the Queen's Nurse Development Programme (QNDP). [Infographic summary].

The Queen's Nurse Programme: an independent evaluation from Robert Gordon University (RGU). [Digital Advert] (2021)
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KENNEDY, C., MACIVER, E., TEODOROWSKI, P., ADAMS, N. and GRANT, A. 2021. The Queen's Nurse Programme: an independent evaluation from Robert Gordon University (RGU). [Digital Advert]. Hosted on Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland [online]. Available from: https://www.qnis.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Digital-advert-1920-x-1080.pdf

Six years on from the initial consideration of a Queen's Nurse Development Programme (QNDP) for Scotland, there is now a growing community of more than 100 Queen's Nurses in Scotland making ripples across the country, acting as role models and passio... Read More about The Queen's Nurse Programme: an independent evaluation from Robert Gordon University (RGU). [Digital Advert].

A real time, longitudinal, qualitative evaluation of the first two cohorts to participate in the Queen’s Nurse Development Programme. (2021)
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KENNEDY, C., MACIVER, E., TEODOROWSKI, P., ADAMS, N. and GRANT, A. 2021. A real time, longitudinal, qualitative evaluation of the first two cohorts to participate in the Queen’s Nurse Development Programme. Evaluation report. Aberdeen: Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland [online]. Available from: https://www.qnis.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/QNDP-Final-Report_Typeset-1.pdf

Background: The Queens Nurse Development Programme (QNDP) has been delivered to community nurses in Scotland since 2017, born out of a commitment to reintroduce the Queen’s Nurse title in Scotland after 50 years. The aim of the QNDP was to connect in... Read More about A real time, longitudinal, qualitative evaluation of the first two cohorts to participate in the Queen’s Nurse Development Programme..

Parents’ perspectives and experiences of parenting and caring for young children on a low income in the North East Scotland. (2021)
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DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E. and DAVIS, T. 2021. Parents’ perspectives and experiences of parenting and caring for young children on a low income in the North East Scotland. Presented at 65th Society for Social Medicine and Population Health annual scientific meeting 2021 (SSM 2021), 15-17 September 2021, [virtual conference].

Background: Families with young children, and lone parent families in particular, are at greater risk of poverty and food insecurity, compared to other UK population groups. Tackling child poverty has been a key Scottish Government policy since the i... Read More about Parents’ perspectives and experiences of parenting and caring for young children on a low income in the North East Scotland..

Low income parents’ perspectives and experiences of engaging with early years health professionals about financial challenges and income maximisation. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E. and DAVIS, T. 2021. Low income parents' perspectives and experiences of engaging with early years health professionals about financial challenges and income maximisation. Presented at 65th Society for Social Medicine and Population Health annual scientific meeting 2021 (SSM 2021), 15-17 September 2021, [virtual conference].

Background: Since the introduction of the Child Poverty Act (2017) in Scotland, all health visitors, midwives and family nurses in Scotland are expected to screen and offer a financial advice referral to at-risk pregnant women and parents/carers of f... Read More about Low income parents’ perspectives and experiences of engaging with early years health professionals about financial challenges and income maximisation..

The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity. (2021)
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MACIVER, E., DOUGLAS, F. and YUILL, C. 2021. The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity. Presented at 2021 British Sociological Association (BSA) annual conference: remaking the future, 13 April 2021, [virtual conference].

This paper focuses on the invisibilised, hidden and deleted forms of work undertaken by unemployed people with long-term chronic illnesses who are in receipt of state support. We lay out what Pritlovie et al (2019) term the ‘hard work’ of being ill.... Read More about The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity..

A qualitative investigation of the perspectives and experiences women and families living on low income in Aberdeen City associated with the introduction of the Financial Inclusion Pathway in 2019/2020. (2021)
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DOUGLAS, F. and MACIVER, E. 2021. A qualitative investigation of the perspectives and experiences women and families living on low income in Aberdeen City associated with the introduction of the Financial Inclusion Pathway in 2019/2020. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1764604

This research project aimed to investigate several things: 1) the lived experiences of parents/carers and mothers of infants and young children in relation to the challenges of parenting on very low incomes (including food coping strategies) in Aberd... Read More about A qualitative investigation of the perspectives and experiences women and families living on low income in Aberdeen City associated with the introduction of the Financial Inclusion Pathway in 2019/2020..

A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure. (2020)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E. and YUILL, C. 2020. A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure. BMC public health [online], 20, article ID 1309. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09299-9

Background: As more people are living with one or more chronic health conditions, supporting patients to become activated, self-managers of their conditions has become a key health policy focus both in the UK and internationally. There is also growin... Read More about A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure..