Jenny Young

Jenny Young

Jenny Young

Research Fellow

Biography

Jenny is Research Fellow in the School of Health and Social Care and a part-time PhD student. With a background in psychology Jenny has previously worked as a researcher on various projects in the fields of forensic mental health and criminal justice for both the NHS and The Scottish Government. Jenny joined Edinburgh Napier in 2015 and is currently working on two projects funded by the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. Both explore the impact of holistic needs assessment on people affected by cancer in a community and outpatient setting. Jenny's PhD using narrative interviews seeks to understand more about male identity in non-professional carers of someone with cancer.

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Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • PhD representative on RCN Scientific Committee
  • Student Representative for Scotland sitting on British Psychological Society Student Committee

 

Conference/Workshop

  • Organising REF symposium for Edinburgh Napier PhD students and early career researchers

 

Date


18 results

Meeting Psychosocial Needs to Improve Health: A Prospective Cohort Study

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Young, J., & Savinc, J. (in press)
Meeting Psychosocial Needs to Improve Health: A Prospective Cohort Study. BMC Cancer,
Background Cancer impacts on patients and their families across a range of different domains. For that reason, optimal cancer care has moved away from a disease-centric focus ...

A J-curve of interprofessional change: co-locating non-health partners in an oncology unit

Journal Article
Young, J., & Snowden, A. (in press)
A J-curve of interprofessional change: co-locating non-health partners in an oncology unit. British Journal of Nursing,
Background Internationally, clinicians face increased demand, pressure on resources and unmet patient needs. A community social support service was co-located within cancer cl...

The implementation and impact of Holistic Needs Assessments for people affected by cancer: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the literature

Journal Article
Johnston, L., Young, J., & Campbell, K. (2019)
The implementation and impact of Holistic Needs Assessments for people affected by cancer: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the literature. European Journal of Cancer Care, 28(3), https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13087
Objective: Globally, cancer services herald the use of Holistic Needs Assessments (HNA). Implementation is, however, heterogeneous. There is a need to understand what effect ...

A qualitative study on the perceived impact of using an integrated community-based supportive cancer service

Journal Article
Young, J., & Snowden, A. (2019)
A qualitative study on the perceived impact of using an integrated community-based supportive cancer service. European Journal of Cancer Care, 28(3), https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13001
Objective ‘Improving the Cancer Journey’ (ICJ) is an original, community based, multidisciplinary service offering holistic support to people diagnosed with cancer in Scotland...

Moving masculinities: exploring gender identity through a female interviewer/male interviewee dynamic.

Conference Proceeding
Young, J. (2018)
Moving masculinities: exploring gender identity through a female interviewer/male interviewee dynamic. In B. C. Clift, J. Hatchard, & J. Gore (Eds.), How do we belong? Researcher positionality within qualitative inquiry, (17-29
No abstract available.

Holistic Needs Assessment: Changing Consultation Dynamics to Support Patient Self-management

Presentation / Conference
Snowden, A., & Young, J. (2018, September)
Holistic Needs Assessment: Changing Consultation Dynamics to Support Patient Self-management. Presented at 16th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare
Background Holistic needs assessment (HNA) helps patients articulate their wider needs during consultation. The study objective was to establish how HNA changes consultation d...

Proactive community support tailored to holistic needs: A cohort study

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Savinc, J., & Young, J. (2018)
Proactive community support tailored to holistic needs: A cohort study. Cancer Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.1709
Background: It is increasingly internationally recognised that a cancer diagnosis impacts on people practically and financially as well as physically and psychologically. It ...

Exploring male identity in non-professional carers of someone with cancer: preliminary analysis

Presentation / Conference
Young, J., Snowden, A., Stenhouse, R., & Kyle, R. (2018, March)
Exploring male identity in non-professional carers of someone with cancer: preliminary analysis. Poster presented at British Psych-Oncology Society Annual Conference
Background Across the world the majority of home‐based care for ill family members is carried out by women. Consequently, research in this field has predominately focused on ...

The relationship between emotional intelligence, previous caring experience and successful completion of a pre-registration nursing/midwifery degree

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Stenhouse, R., Duers, L., Marshall, S., Carver, F., Brown, N., & Young, J. (2018)
The relationship between emotional intelligence, previous caring experience and successful completion of a pre-registration nursing/midwifery degree. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(2), 433-442. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13455
Aim To examine the relationship between baseline emotional intelligence and prior caring experience with completion of pre-registration nurse and midwifery education. Backgrou...

A screening tool for predicting gatekeeping behaviour

Journal Article
Snowden, A., & Young, J. (2017)
A screening tool for predicting gatekeeping behaviour. Nursing Open, 4(4), 187-199. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.83
Aim: To develop a typology and screening tool for gatekeeping behaviours by nurses responsible for recruitment in palliative care research. Design: Concurrent analysis. Method...

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