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Nicol, J. S. & Dosser, I. (2016). Understanding reflective practice. Nursing Standard. 30(36), 34-42. doi:10.7748/ns.30.36.34.s44. ISSN 0029-6570
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requires that nurses and midwives use feedback as an opportunity for reflection and learning, to improve practice. The NMC revalidation...
Dosser, I., & Kennedy, C. (2014). Improving family carers' experiences of support at the end of life by enhancing communication: an action research study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 20, 608-616. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2014.20.12.608
This paper builds on findings from phase one of a participatory action research study, which investigated support for family carers at the end of life in an acute hospital set...
Dosser, I. & Smith, T. (2014). Increasing skills and confidence in caring conversations: a course. British journal of healthcare assistants : for HCAs and assistant practitioners. 8(3), 140-145. ISSN 1753-1586
This paper describes a service development in healthcare support workers (HCSWs) across departments in a large Scottish teaching hospital. In any healthcare setting, communica...
Dosser, I., & Kennedy, C. (2012). Family carers’ experiences of support at the end of life: carers’ and health professionals’ and health professionals’ views. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 18, 491-497
This paper reports findings from an exploratory qualitative study concerning end-of-life support for family carers in an acute ward setting. The participants included bereaved...
Cruickshank, S., Kennedy, C., Lockhart, K., Dosser, I., & Dallas, L. (2008). Specialist breast care nurses for supportive care of women with breast cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD005634.pub2
Breast Care Nurses (BCNs) are now established internationally, predominantly in well resourced healthcare systems. The role of BCNs has expanded to reflect the di...
Lockhart, K., Dosser, I., Cruickshank, S., & Kennedy, C. (2007). Methods of communicating a primary diagnosis of breast cancer to patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006011.pub2
The method of delivering a diagnosis of breast cancer to women has the potential to impact on their level of interpretation, patient recall and satisfaction.
Nicol, J. & Dosser, I. (2007). A lung cancer patient with caring difficulties making hospitalisation difficult. European journal of palliative care. 15, 221-222. ISSN 1352-2779
Dosser, I. & Nicol, J. (2007). Facing an ethical dilemma in a patient with head and neck cancer. European journal of palliative care. 15, 172-173. ISSN 1352-2779
Nicol, J. & Dosser, I. (2006). Palliative day care and spinal cord compression. European journal of palliative care. 14, 235-236. ISSN 1352-2779
It is Friday morning. You are the nurse in charge at a community
palliative day care unit and are expecting ten patients to attend.
The unit opens Monday to Friday. The consul...
Dosser, I. & Nicol, J. (2005). What does palliative day care mean to you?. European journal of palliative care. 13, 152-155. ISSN 1352-2779
Palliative day care essentially provides specialist, multidisciplinary care incorporating physical, social and psychological support as well as spiritual care in an holistic m...
Dosser, I. & Nicol, J. (2005). Psychological care in palliative day care. European journal of palliative care. 13, 234-235. ISSN 1352-2779
Mark* is a 49-year-old man with oesophageal
cancer and liver metastases; his disease has not
responded to chemotherapy. He is married to
Margaret who is 38 and has multiple sc...