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Harper-McDonald, B., Taylor, G., & O'Connor, S. (2019). Celebrating 70 years of Nursing and Midwifery in our National Health Service (NHS) Scotland. Edinburgh Napier University
No abstract available.
James, K., Sneddon, B., Brown, M., & Tolson, D. (2017). Our Visit. Queens Nursing Institute Scotland
The QNIS study explored hospital visiting time for people with dementia from the
perspective of professional care givers. This was important because older people with
James, K. (2017). Being Home: Housing and Dementia in Scotland. Life Changes Trust
This report has identified the important role suitable housing plays in the life of the person affected by dementia, including family, friends, neighbours and practitioners. F...
James, K. (2014). The lived experience of occupational therapists in Scottish Accident and Emergency Departments. (Thesis). Glasgow Caledonian University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1410459
Emergency Departments (EDs) deliver urgent treatment at the ‘front-door’ of acute hospitals. In Scotland, occupational therapists have had an increasing presence in EDs, an em...
McKay, E., James, K., Macdonald, D., Hislop, J., & Yates, P. (2018, October). Making Integrated Health and Social Care Education a Reality: A Scottish Example. Paper presented at 24th ENOTHE Annual Meeting 2018
Integration of health and social care services in Scotland has been described as being the most significant change to health and social care provision since 1948 (Scottish Gov...
MacLeod, K. (2017, November). Community Media Practice: Filming local knowledge past and present. Paper presented at Centre for Film Studies, University of St. Andrews
Seminar presentation at Centre for Film Studies, University of St. Andrews (1/11/17). "Community Media Practice: Filming local knowledge past and present". Presentation of int...
James, K. (2015). An Integrated Community Falls Emergency Pathway. International journal of integrated care, 15(5), https://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.2086
The abstract gives an example of both an innovation to integrated care and an example of good practice: an Integrated Community Falls Emergency Pathway.
Most adults fall each...
James, K. (2015, April). Occupational enrichment: a role for occupation in pain recognition, assessment and management for people with dementia in hospital settings. Paper presented at 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM)
James, K. (2015, March). The detection and management of pain in patients with dementia in acute-care settings: development of a decision support tool. Paper presented at Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) Annual Scientific Meeting
Closs, S. J., Dowding, D., Allcock, N., Hulme, C., Keady, J., Sampson, E. L., …Lichtner, V. (2016). Towards improved decision support in the assessment and management of pain for people with dementia in hospital: a systematic meta-review and observational study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 4(30), 1-162. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr04300
Pain and dementia are common in older people, and impaired cognitive abilities make it difficult for them to communicate their pain. Pain, if poorly managed, impai...
Lichtner, V., Dowding, D., Allcock, N., Keady, J., Sampson, E. L., Briggs, M., …Closs, S. J. (2016). The assessment and management of pain in patients with dementia in hospital settings: a multi-case exploratory study from a decision making perspective. BMC Health Services Research, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1690-1
Pain is often poorly managed in people who have a dementia. Little is known about how this patient population is managed in hospital, with research to date focused...
James, K., Jones, D., Kempenaar, L., Preston, J., & Kerr, S. (2016). Occupational therapy and emergency departments: A critical review of the literature. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(8), 459-466. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616629168
IntroductionOccupational therapy is emerging as a profession within the context of emergency care, specifically within emergency departments. Emerging professional practice sh...
James, K. (2016). Occupational therapists in Emergency Departments. Emergency Medicine Journal, 33(6), 442-443. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2015-205536
Dowding, D., Lichtner, V., Allcock, N., Briggs, M., James, K., Keady, J., …José Closs, S. (2016). Using sense-making theory to aid understanding of the recognition, assessment and management of pain in patients with dementia in acute hospital settings. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 53, 152-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.08.009
The recognition, assessment and management of pain in hospital settings is suboptimal, and is a particular challenge in patients with dementia. The existing proces...
James, K. (2011). On becoming a researcher in the practice context