Professor in Maternal Health
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MacVicar, S., Humphrey, T. & Forbes-McKay, K. E. (2017). Breastfeeding Support and Opiate Dependence: A Think Aloud Study. Midwifery. 50, 239-245. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2017.04.013. ISSN 0266-6138
Objective: international guidelines recommend the promotion and protection of breastfeeding for the substance exposed mother and baby. Yet few studies have explored the facili...
Yates, P. (in press). 'Siblings as better together': Social worker decision-making in cases involving sibling sexual behaviour. British Journal of Social Work.. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcx018. ISSN 0045-3102
Sibling abuse is arguably the most prevalent form of family violence (Meyers, 2014), with sibling sexual abuse more common than parental sexual abuse (Krienert and Walsh, 2011...
Darwent, K. L., McInnes, R. J. & Swanson, V. (2016). The Infant Feeding Genogram: a tool for exploring family infant feeding history and identifying support needs. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 16(1). doi:10.1186/s12884-016-1107-5. ISSN 1471-2393
Background: Family culture and beliefs are passed through the generations within families and influence what constitutes appropriate infant care. This includes infant feeding ...
NHS Health Scotland
The aim of this study is to analyse free text data generated via an online survey with mothers. The survey elicited opinions on the provision of a free breast pump or breast pump hire service for brea...
This funding is for collaborative workshops to develop data collection tools and intervention components to inform a definitive trial of a breast pump intervention. It is part of the BABI study funded...
Lecturer in Child Health Nursing
O'Connor, S., Hamid, A., Elsaid, H., Ahmed, S., Malik, Y., McCarthy, E., …Clarke, L. (2016). Helping Babies Breathe in Sudan. World of Irish Nursing. 24(8), 55-56. ISSN 1393-8088
A hospital-to-hospital partnership between Cork and Sudan aims to reduce neonatal deaths in Sudan by focusing on training village midwives in neonatal resuscitation techniques...
Scourfield, J., Allely, C., Coffey, A. & Yates, P. (2016). Working with fathers of at-risk children: insights from a qualitative process evaluation of an intensive group-based intervention. Children and Youth Services Review. 69, 259-267. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.08.021. ISSN 0190-7409
This article is based on qualitative research with fathers who attended Mellow Dads, an intensive ‘dads only’ group-based intervention underpinned by attachment theory for fat...
Yates, P. (in press). Sibling sexual abuse: Why don't we talk about it?. Journal of Clinical Nursing.. doi:10.1111/jocn.13531. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives
To explore two hypotheses for explaining why there is little written about sibling sexual abuse and to raise awareness of the subject in order better to pr...
Harkness, M., Freer, Y. & Warner, P. (2016). Midwives' experience of offering anti-D immunoglobulin to women: the importance of choice. British Journal of Midwifery. 24(7), 500-505. doi:10.12968/bjom.2016.24.7.500. ISSN 0969-4900
Informed decision making around anti-D immunoglobulin (Ig) is important but complex, requiring consideration of individual factors to reach the most appropriate cho...
McGlone, C., Hollins Martin, C. J. & Furber, C. (2016). Midwives’ experiences of asking the Whooley questions to assess current mental health: a qualitative interpretive study. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 34(4), 383-393. doi:10.1080/02646838.2016.1188278. ISSN 0264-6838
Backgound: Perinatal Mental Illness (PMI) is a key cause of maternal
mortality and morbidity in the UK, with one goal of midwives to
identify those at risk during pregnancy. A...
Sutherland, E. E. & MacFarlane, L. B. (Eds.). (2015). Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child : |b best interests, welfare and well-being. ISBN 9781107158252
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is acknowledged as a landmark in the development of children's rights. Article 3 makes the child's best interests a primary consid...
Macfarlane, L. (2015). Serving Best Interests in ‘Known Biological Father Disputes’ in the United Kingdom. In Sutherland, E. E. & MacFarlane, L. A. B. (Eds.). Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child : best interests, welfare and well-being, 149-164. (1). Cambridge University Press (CUP). ISBN 9781107158252
Article 3 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child provides that in ‘all actions concerning children’ the ‘best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration’...
MacVicar, S., Kirkpatrick, P., Humphrey, T. & Forbes-McKay, K. E. (2015). Supporting Breastfeeding Establishment among Socially Disadvantaged Women: A Meta-Synthesis. Birth. 42(4), 290-298. doi:10.1111/birt.12180. ISSN 0730-7659
Many women from socially disadvantaged groups discontinue breastfeeding in the early postnatal period before lactation is fully established. This suggests that exis...
MacVicar, S. & Kirkpatrick, P. (2014). The effectiveness and maternal satisfaction of breast-feeding support for women from disadvantaged groups: a comprehensive systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports. 12(6), 420-476. doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1561. ISSN 2202-4433
Background: Breast‐feeding is considered the optimum method of infant nutrition conveying health and psychological benefits for mother and baby. Women from disadvantaged group...
MacVicar, S. & Wilcock, S. (2013). The effectiveness and maternal satisfaction of interventions supporting the establishment of breast-feeding for women from disadvantaged groups: a comprehensive systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports. 11(8), 48-63. doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2013-931. ISSN 2202-4433
Review question/objective: The review question is ‘how effective are and what is the level of maternal satisfaction with interventions supporting breast‐feeding establishment ...
Mander, R. & Smith, G. D. (2008). Saving Mothers’ Lives (formerly Why Mothers die): Reviewing maternal deaths to make motherhood safer 2003–2005. Midwifery. 24(1), 8 - 12. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2008.01.008. ISSN 0266-6138
No abstract available.
Smith, G. D. & Mander, R. (2006). The implications of Ogilvie's syndrome for midwives and gastrointestinal nurses. Gastrointestinal nursing. 4(10), 24-31. ISSN 1479-5248
Ogilvie's syndrome is is an acute intestinal pseudo-obstruction associated with massive dilatation, usually of the colon, but also of the small intestine. Mechanical obstructi...