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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), e13001. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13001
‘Improving the Cancer Journey’ (ICJ) is an original, community based, multidisciplinary service offering holistic support to people diagnosed with cancer in Scotland...
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
Snowden, A., Young, J., & Fleming, M. (2016). Protocol for a mixed methods longitudinal enquiry into the impact of a community based supportive service for people affected by cancer. BMC Cancer, 16(1), 720. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-016-2757-4
Globally, cancer rates are increasing. In Scotland, it is estimated that 2 in 5 people will develop cancer
in their lifetime. Therefore, this is crucial time to pr...
Young, J., & Snowden, A. (2016). A systematic review on the factors associated with positive experiences in carers of someone with cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care,
The aim of this review was to identify the factors associated with positive experiences in non-professional carers of someone with a cancer diagnosis. A systematic search of t...
Stenhouse, R., Snowden, A., Young, J., Carver, F., Carver, H., & Brown, N. (2016). Do emotional intelligence and previous caring experience influence student nurse performance? A comparative analysis. Nurse Education Today, 43, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.04.015
Background: Reports of poor nursing care have focused attention on values based selection of candidates onto nursing programmes. Values based selection lacks clarity and valid...
Snowden, A., & Fleming, M. (2015). Validation of the electronic Holistic Needs Assessment. SpringerPlus, 4, (623). doi:10.1186/s40064-015-1401-0. ISSN 2193-1801
Macmillan Cancer Support UK have developed an electronic Holistic Needs Assessment (eHNA) to: (1) help people living with cancer express all their needs, (2) help those helpin...
Young, J. & Snowden, A. (2014). Psychological well-being in carers of people with cancer - a systematic review. Manuscript submitted for publication
Young, J., Cund, A., Renshaw, M., Quigley, A. & Snowden, A. (2014). Improving the care of cancer patients: holistic needs assessment. British Journal of Nursing. 24, S17-S20. doi:10.12968/bjon.2015.24.Sup4.S17. ISSN 0966-0461
This discussion paper presents a review of holistic needs assessments (HNAs) in the care of patients with cancer. HNAs entail a structured review of patient needs as articulat...
Snowden, A., Stenhouse, R., Young, J., Carver, H., Carver, F., & Brown, N. (2015). The relationship between emotional intelligence, previous caring experience and mindfulness in student nurses and midwives: a cross sectional analysis. Nurse Education Today, 35(1), 152-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2014.09.004
Background: Emotional Intelligence (EI), previous caring experience and mindfulness training may have a
positive impact on nurse education. More evidence is needed to support ...
Snowden, A., Martin, C., Mathers, B., & Donnell, A. (2013). Concordance: a concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70, 46-59. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12147
To report an analysis of the concept of concordance.
Adherence-based medicines interventions are known to be of limited success. Concordance appears to offer a...