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Valuing feedback: an evaluation of a National Health Service programme to support compassionate care practice through hearing and responding to feedback

Journal Article
Smith, S., Gentleman, M., Conway, L., & Sloan, S. (2017)
Valuing feedback: an evaluation of a National Health Service programme to support compassionate care practice through hearing and responding to feedback. Journal of Research in Nursing, 22(1-2), 112-127. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987116685913
There is an emergent recognition in healthcare that people need to be at the heart of services, and experiences of care matter; these should therefore be recognised and enhanc...

Heightening levels of compassion towards self and others through use of compassionate mind training

Journal Article
Beaumont, E., & Martin, C. J. H. (2016)
Heightening levels of compassion towards self and others through use of compassionate mind training. British Journal of Midwifery, 24(11), 777-786. doi:10.12968/bjom.2016.24.11.777
Background: Continued absence of strategies that promote self-care puts midwives at risk of experiencing symptoms of stress, empathic distress fatigue, burnout, and compassion...

Use of emotional touchpoints as a method of tapping into the experience of receiving compassionate care in a hospital setting

Journal Article
Dewar, B., Mackay, R., Smith, S., Pullin, S., & Tocher, R. (2010)
Use of emotional touchpoints as a method of tapping into the experience of receiving compassionate care in a hospital setting. Journal of Research in Nursing, 15(1), 29-41. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987109352932
Improving the patient and family experience in hospital and supporting people to deliver compassionate dignified care is a priority on the policy agenda in the UK. The purpose...

Compassion into action

Journal Article
Adamson, E. (2013)
Compassion into action. Nursing Standard,
The findings from a three-year research project show that compassionate care is not only good for patients but can improve satisfaction for staff.

Compassion in the nursing curriculum: making it more explicit

Journal Article
Adamson, E., & Dewar, B. (2011)
Compassion in the nursing curriculum: making it more explicit. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 8, 42-45
Working with student nurses has taught me that the majority join the profession because they genuinely want to care compassionately but this does not mean that they know what ...

Clarifying misconceptions about compassionate care

Journal Article
Dewar, B., Adamson, E., Smith, S., Surfleet, J., & King, L. (2013)
Clarifying misconceptions about compassionate care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70, 1738-1747. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12322
Aim To discuss the meaning of compassionate care as it applies to staff, patients and families in health and social care settings, its application to practice and how organiza...

Students' perceptions of digital narratives of compassionate care

Journal Article
Waugh, A., & Donaldson, J. (2016)
Students' perceptions of digital narratives of compassionate care. Nurse Education in Practice, 17, 22-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2016.01.008
This study set out to explore the learning that occurred from listening to narratives of compassionate care, and to identify students’ preferred story formats and other potent...

A pilot study exploring the relationship between self-compassion, self-judgement, self-kindness, compassion, professional quality of life and wellbeing among UK community nurses

Journal Article
Durkin, M., Beaumont, E., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Carson, J. (2016)
A pilot study exploring the relationship between self-compassion, self-judgement, self-kindness, compassion, professional quality of life and wellbeing among UK community nurses. Nurse Education Today, 46, (109-114). ISSN 0260-6917
Background: Compassion fatigue and burnout can impact on performance of nurses. This paper explores the relationship between self-compassion, self-judgement, self-kindness, co...

Embedding compassionate care in local NHS practice: developing a conceptual model through realistic evaluation

Journal Article
MacArthur, J., Wilkinson, H., Matthews-Smith, G., & Gray, M. A. (2017)
Embedding compassionate care in local NHS practice: developing a conceptual model through realistic evaluation. Journal of Research in Nursing, 22(1-2), 130-147. doi:10.1177/1744987116678901
The aim of this study was to critically analyse the impact of the ‘Leadership in Compassionate Care Programme’ and offer a conceptual model of factors that can embed compassio...

Culture, courage and compassion: exploring the experience of student nurses on placement abroad

Journal Article
Adamson, E. (2018)
Culture, courage and compassion: exploring the experience of student nurses on placement abroad. Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40639-018-0048-4
Background Nursing is emotional work and learning how to manage their emotions is a valuable part of nurse education. As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile nurses will ...
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COMPASS

2011 - 2013
COMPASS will investigate ICT solutions for improving passenger co-modality for long-distiance, rural and urban travel.
Funder: European Commission | Value: £440,277

Leadership in Compassionate Care

2007 - 2015
A critically important project to the medical and nursing profession, Leadership in Compassionate Care, in recognising that patients are central to all nursing practice and it is imperative that their...
Funder: NHS Education Scotland | Value: £834,163

ORIGAMI

2011 - 2013
ORIGAMI is concerned with improvements in long-distance door-to-door passenger transport chains through improved co-modality and intermodality. The project addresses the potential for greater efficien...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £506,454

Care within a day hospital: Exploring the experience of patients, families & staff

2013 - 2015
Patients who attend a day hospital will be invited to share their experiences using emotional touch points. Themes generated from the compassionate care programme will guide the interviews
Funder: Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland | Value: £5,800

(Concierge) Integration of energy monitor with SMART meters

2010 - 2011
There is an urgent need to address the imminent energy shortage and the 27% of UK energy usage, attributable to domestic consumers, in order to meet our national carbon reduction objectives. With the ...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £1,912

e-FRAIL - Early detection of FRAilty and Illness

2015 - 2016
Scottish Frailty Framework with Mobile Device Capture and Big Data Integration. The proposed innovation will develop and extend the current work into Frailty, with the long term focus on encompassing ...
Funder: Digital Health Institute | Value: £89,428

Lived Experience of Mindfulness

2012 - 2018
The research purpose is to establish how people with differing forms of enduring conditions construct, make sense of, and apply meaning to, mindfulness as they undertake the 8-week introductory MBSR p...
Funder: Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland | Value: £9,819

Gregarines - an aquatic symbiosis model system

2020 - 2023
Apicomplexans are widely distributed, single-celled organisms that are always described as obligate parasitic. Despite their importance for human health (malaria, toxoplasmosis) and vast literature on...
Funder: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation | Value: £266,914
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Embedding compassionate care in local NHS practice: a realistic evaluation of the Leadership in Compassionate Care Programme

2007 - 2014
This thesis offers an original contribution to knowledge through providing a...
Juliet Macarthur | Director of Studies: Dr Gerardine Matthews-Smith

Caring about caring: an appreciative action research project about compassionate relationship-centred care

2008 - 2012
Belinda Dewar | Second Supervisor: Catriona Kennedy

Pancreatic and adrenal development and function in an ovine model of polycystic ovary syndrome

2011 - 2015
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disorder encompassing reproductive and metabolic dysfunction...
Seshadri Ramaswamy | Director of Studies: Prof Mick Rae | Second Supervisor: Dr Janis MacCallum

Optimising Timber Frame Construction

2002 - 2007
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
Prof Robert Hairstans | Director of Studies: Prof Abdy Kermani | Second Supervisor: Fouad Khalaf

Identifying barriers to the implementation of bus policy at a local level in Great Britain using a decision support framework

2015 - 2018
Transport policies are developed to manage the social, environmental and ec...
Dr Clare McTigue | Director of Studies: Prof Tom Rye | Second Supervisor: Dr Jason Monios

Measuring and defining compassionate care; development of the validity, reliability and feasibility of the 'Key Indicators of Compassionate Care' for people with lived experience of drug addiction

2017 - date
Nicole Walsh | Director of Studies: Dr Stephen Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Jennifer Murray

The research context, rationale and summary of progress for a proposal to pilot a Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) educational programme for student midwives and nurses

2018 - date
Gavin Cullen | Director of Studies: Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin | Second Supervisor: Dr Brian Williams

Illuminating the importance of craftsmanship in compassionate caring and facilitating its development in student nurses

2020 - date
Associate Professor Liz Adamson | Director of Studies: Prof Kay Sambell | Second Supervisor: Dr Brian Williams

Exploring the causes of Red Vent Syndrome in wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from coastal waters around Scotland

2014 - 2018
"In 2005, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) migrating to the UK exhibited swollen, haemor...
Alexander Kent | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

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