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McClatchey, K., Murray, J., Chouliara, Z., Rowat, A., & Hauge, S. R. (2019). Suicide Risk Assessment in the Emergency Department: An Investigation of Current Practice in Scotland. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 73(4), e13342. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13342
Suicide is a global public health issue. Approximately one third of individuals who complete suicide have attended an emergency department in the year preceding the...
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...
Maxwell, M., Hibberd, C., Aitchison, P., Calveley, E., Pratt, R., Dougall, N., …Cameron, I. (2018). The Patient Centred Assessment Method for improving nurse-led biopsychosocial assessment of patients with long-term conditions: a feasibility RCT. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6(4), 1-120. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr06040
Annual reviews of people living with long-term conditions (LTCs) are mostly conducted by practice nurses (PNs), who focus on the physical needs of patients. The bro...
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., & 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.
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
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...
Roberts, N. J., Kidd, L., Dougall, N., Patel, I. S., McNarry, S., & Nixon, C. (2016). Measuring patient activation: The utility of the Patient Activation Measure within a UK context—Results from four exemplar studies and potential future applications. Patient Education and Counseling, 99(10), 1739-1746. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.05.006
Patient activation can be measured using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) developed by Hibbard et al., however, little is known about the uses of the PAM in rese...
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
There is little empirical published research pertaining to fitness to practise and pre-registration nursing students. Much of the existing fitness to practise liter...
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
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...
MacLaren, J. (2004). A kaleidoscope of understandings: spiritual nursing in a multi-faith society. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 45(5), (457-462). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2004.2929_1.x. ISSN 0309-2402
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...