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Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., BUTLER-WARKE, A., TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., KENNEDY, C., KYDD, A., CUNNINGHAM, S. and DOUGLAS, F. 2021. Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic. Presented at 2021 British Sociological Association (BSA) annual conference: remaking the future, 13 April 2021, [virtual conference].

During the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown, UK health and social care students were offered the opportunity to become ‘early entrants’: nursing and midwifery students were asked to enter extended paid placements, while some student pharmacis... Read More about Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic..

The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
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 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..

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 4. (2020)
Other
KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 4. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our fourth themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on poverty issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources concerning this topic.

Nutrition and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors in Scotland: feasibility of a short course to promote behaviour change. (2020)
Journal Article
MASSON, L.F., DOUGLAS, F. and MACLURE, K. 2020. Nutrition and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors in Scotland: feasibility of a short course to promote behaviour change. Nutrition bulletin [online], 45(1), pages 66-73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12419

More people are living for longer following a cancer diagnosis, however long-term survivors are more likely to experience chronic illnesses. Improving their diet and physical activity behaviours may increase survival and reduce the risk of cancer rec... Read More about Nutrition and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors in Scotland: feasibility of a short course to promote behaviour change..

Health professionals' experiences and perspectives on food insecurity and long-term conditions: a qualitative investigation. (2019)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., MACHRAY, K. and ENTWISTLE, V. 2020. Health professionals’ experiences and perspectives on food insecurity and long-term conditions: a qualitative investigation. Health and social care in the community [online], 28(2), pages 404-413. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12872

Estimates suggest that over 10% of the UK population are affected by food insecurity. International evidence indicates that food insecurity is a risk factor for many long-term health conditions, and can adversely affect people's ability to manage exi... Read More about Health professionals' experiences and perspectives on food insecurity and long-term conditions: a qualitative investigation..

Adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals' experiences of household food insecurity management in high income countries: a systematic review. [Protocol] (2019)
Other
TEODOROWSKI, P., DOUGLAS, F., KENNEDY, C., and MACIVER, E. 2020. Adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals' experiences of household food insecurity management in high income countries: a systematic review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42019127618. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019127618

Protocol for a review, aiming to address the following questions: 1) What are the experiences of household food security self-management among adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes? 2) What are the experiences of household food security management among... Read More about Adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals' experiences of household food insecurity management in high income countries: a systematic review. [Protocol].

What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? (2018)
Journal Article
EJEBU, O.-Z., WHYBROW, S., MCKENZIE, L., DOWLER, E., GARCIA, A.L., LUDBROOK, A., BARTON, K.L., WRIEDEN, W.L. and DOUGLAS, F. 2019. What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 16(1), article ID 82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16010082

In the absence of routinely collected household food insecurity data, this study investigated what could be determined about the nature and prevalence of household food insecurity in Scotland from secondary data. Secondary analysis of the Living Cost... Read More about What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context?.

'A lot of people are struggling privately. They don’t know where to go or they’re not sure of what to do': frontline service provider perspectives of the nature of household food insecurity in Scotland. (2018)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., MACKENZIE, F., EJEBU, O.-Z., WHYBROW, S., GARCIA, A.L., MCKENZIE, L., LUDBROOK, A. and DOWLER, E. 2018. 'A lot of people are struggling privately. They don't know where to go or they're not sure of what to do': frontline service provider perspectives of the nature of household food insecurity in Scotland. International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 15(12), article ID 2738. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122738

This qualitative study explored frontline service providers’ perceptions of the nature of food insecurity in Scotland in 2015 to inform national policy and the provision of locally-based support for ‘at risk’ groups. A country-wide in-depth interview... Read More about 'A lot of people are struggling privately. They don’t know where to go or they’re not sure of what to do': frontline service provider perspectives of the nature of household food insecurity in Scotland..

Talking about food choices of former homeless young people: making sense of conflicting discourses of blame through social worlds theory. (2018)
Journal Article
GOMBERT, K., DOUGLAS, F., MCARDLE, K. and CARLISLE, S. 2018. Talking about food choices of former homeless young people: making sense of conflicting discourses of blame through social worlds theory. International journal of contemporary education [online], 1(1), pages 19-26. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11114/ijce.v1i1.3201

After a pilot study at a charitable youth organisation in the North East of Scotland found no considerable improvements in the food choices of former homeless young people accommodated by the organisation (Perry, 2013), the Foodways and Futures proje... Read More about Talking about food choices of former homeless young people: making sense of conflicting discourses of blame through social worlds theory..