Jessica MacLaren

Jessica MacLaren

Dr Jessica MacLaren

Lecturer in Mental Health

Biography

I am an early career researcher in nursing and applied health research, and a registered mental health nurse. My work to date has an overarching theme of experiences of giving and receiving health care. I have a particular interest in improving the wellbeing of people with dementia, and expertise in the use of narrative methods of inquiry, and in the application of Hochschild’s theory of emotional labour to health research. I am interested in supervising research in any of these areas. I am a member of the Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia (ECRED), and the Care Practices Research Network.

If you would like to contact me about working together, speaking at an event, or about potential PhD supervision opportunities, please email me at J.MacLaren@napier.ac.uk

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A qualitative study of experiences of health and social care in home mechanical ventilation

Journal Article
MacLaren, J., Smith, P., Rodgers, S., Bateman, A. P., & Ramsay, P. (2019)
A qualitative study of experiences of health and social care in home mechanical ventilation. Nursing Open, 6(2), 283-292. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.213
Aim To contribute insight into health and social care integration through an exploration of the care experiences of adults with degenerative neuromuscular conditions who use a...

Patient and carer experiences of Home Mechanical Ventilation

Presentation / Conference
Ramsay, P., McLaren, J., Smith, P., Rodgers, S., & Bateman, A. (2018, March)
Patient and carer experiences of Home Mechanical Ventilation. Poster presented at NHS Lothian NMAHP, NHS Lothian NMAHP Conference Poster
Home-based mechanical ventilation is a successful intervention for people with neuromuscular induced respiratory insufficiency. These people live with a high degree of disabi...

Discombobulations and Transitions: Using Blogs to Make Meaning of and From Within Liminal Experiences

Journal Article
MacLaren, J., Georgiadou, L., Bradford, J., & Taylor, L. (2017)
Discombobulations and Transitions: Using Blogs to Make Meaning of and From Within Liminal Experiences. Qualitative Inquiry, 23(10), 808-817. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800417731088
We live in a digitalized world, where social media have become an integral part of scholarly life. Digital tools like blogs can facilitate various research-related activities,...

Mental health nurses' experiences of managing work-related emotions through supervision

Journal Article
MacLaren, J., Stenhouse, R., & Ritchie, D. (2016)
Mental health nurses' experiences of managing work-related emotions through supervision. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(10), 2423-2434. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12995
Aim The aim of this study was to explore emotion cultures constructed in supervision and consider how supervision functions as an emotionally safe space promoting critical ref...

Clinical Supervision

Book Chapter
MacLaren, J. (2016)
Clinical Supervision. In N. Evans, & B. Hannigan (Eds.), Therapeutic skills for mental health nurses, 21-32. Open University Press
No abstract available.

These terrifying three words: A qualitative, mixed methods study of students' and mentors' understandings of ‘fitness to practise’

Journal Article
Haycock-Stuart, E., MacLaren, J., McLachlan, A., & James, C. (2016)
These terrifying three words: A qualitative, mixed methods study of students' and mentors' understandings of ‘fitness to practise’. Nurse Education Today, 43, 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.04.017
Background There is little empirical published research pertaining to fitness to practise and pre-registration nursing students. Much of the existing fitness to practise liter...

Understanding pre-registration nursing fitness to practise processes

Journal Article
MacLaren, J., Haycock-Stuart, E., McLachlan, A., & James, C. (2016)
Understanding pre-registration nursing fitness to practise processes. Nurse Education Today, 36, 412-418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2015.10.025
Background Protection of the public is a key aspect of pre-registration nursing education and UK Nursing and Midwifery Council monitoring processes. Universities must ensure t...

Fracturing and configuring: storying an interview.

Book Chapter
MacLaren, J. (2013)
Fracturing and configuring: storying an interview. In L. Stansbie, & A. Maria Borlescu (Eds.), Reflections on Narrative: Interdisciplinary StorytellingOxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press
No abstract available.

A kaleidoscope of understandings: spiritual nursing in a multi-faith society

Journal Article
MacLaren, J. (2004)
A kaleidoscope of understandings: spiritual nursing in a multi-faith society. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 45(5), 457-462. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2004.2929_1.x
Background. Spirituality is an increasingly discussed topic in nursing. In some parts of the UK there is a policy requirement to establish policies of spiritual health care wh...

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