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Snowden, A. & Young, J. (2016). Evaluation of Improving Cancer Journeys. Glasgow: Macmillan Cancer Support UK
First report of five year evaluation.
Snowden, A., Kelly, L., Campbell, K., & Paterson, R. (in press). The negative impact on patients when clinicians don't learn their lines: An international survey of people living with Central Venous Access Devices. British Journal of Nursing (1),
The literature on patient experience of living with a central venous access device (CVAD) is growing, but remains sparse. It suggests that patients accept CVADs as...
Snowden, A., Gibbon, A., & Grant, R. (2019). What Is the Impact of Chaplaincy in Primary Care? The GP Perspective. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 6(2), 200-214. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.34709
People often attend primary care with sub-clinical or non-medical issues such as bereavement, distress, or loneliness. Often what is needed is someone to listen, but GP appoin...
Chief Scientists Office
The NHS in the UK employs an estimated 1,500+ chaplains. Chaplains deliver specialist spiritual care to patients and staff across the NHS, offering comfort to those of all faith and none. Despite the ...
This study concerns the impact of a diagnosis of mental illness on young people and their families. One in ten adolescents suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and there is increasing awareness t...
NHS Education Scotland
To understand the relationship between EI, demographic factors, previous caring at entry to nurse education, and progression through pre-registration education on the performance and retention of newl...
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
It is increasingly internationally recognised that a cancer diagnosis impacts on people practically and financially as well as physically and psychologically. It ...
Kolb, H., Snowden, A., Stevens, E., & Atherton, I. (2018). A retrospective medical records review of risk factors for the development of respiratory tract secretions (death rattle) in the dying patient. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(7), 1639-1648. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13704
Aim: Identification of risk factors predicting the development of death rattle.
Background: Respiratory tract secretions, often called death rattle, are among the most common ...
Štiglic, G., Cilar, L., Novak, Ž., Vrbnjak, D., Stenhouse, R., Snowden, A., & Pajnkihar, M. (2018). Emotional intelligence among nursing students: Findings from a cross-sectional study. Nurse Education Today, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.03.028
Emotional intelligence in nursing is of global interest. International studies identify that emotional intelligence influences nurses' work and relationships with p...
Kolb, H., Snowden, A., & Stevens, E. (2018). Systematic Review and Narrative Summary: Treatments for and Risk Factors Associated with Respiratory Tract Secretions (Death Rattle) in the Dying Adult. Journal of Advanced Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13557
To identify effective treatments and risk factors associated with death rattle in adults at the end of life.
The presence of noisy, pooled respiratory tract sec...
Snowden, A., Lobb, E. A., Schmidt, S., Swing, A. M., Logan, P., & Macfarlane, C. (2018). ‘What’s on your mind?’ The only necessary question in spiritual care. Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 8(1), 19-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/20440243.2018.1431031
Around the world, chaplains provide specialist spiritual care for
people with complex healthcare needs. If the nature of chaplain
interventions was better understood then mult...
McLeish, L., & Snowden, A. (2017). Reflection on practice: Consultation skills. Nurse Prescribing, 15(12), 600-604. https://doi.org/10.12968/npre.2017.15.12.600
The aim of this case study is to illustrate how prescribing decisions can be enhanced through the use of systematic consultation, reflection on practice and relevant informati...
Hendry, A., Snowden, A., & Brown, M. (2017). When holistic care is not holistic enough: the role of sexual health in mental health settings. Journal of Clinical Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14085
to explore the preparation that mental health nurses receive to address sexual health in practice.
People who use the mental health services often have complex ...
Snowden, A., Fitchett, G., Grossoehme, D. H., Handzo, G., Kelly, E., King, S. D. W., …Flannelly, K. J. (2017). International Study of Chaplains’ Attitudes About Research. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 23(1), 34-43. https://doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2016.1250556
An online survey was conducted by twelve professional chaplain organizations to assess chaplains’ attitudes about and involvement in research. A total of 2,092 chaplains from ...
Snowden, A., & Kolb, H. (2017). Two years of unintended consequences: introducing an electronic health record system in a hospice in Scotland. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(9-10), 1414-1427. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13576
Aims and objectives
The aim of the study was to explore the impact of implementing an electronic health record system on staff at a Scottish hospice.
MacMillan Cancer Support
People living with and beyond cancer are vulnerable to a number of physical, functional and psychological issues. Undertaking a holistic needs assessment (HNA) is one way to support a structured discu...