Recent Submissions

  • Child protection role of community nurses: the views of Public Health Nurses in Ireland 

    Kent, Susan; Dowling, Maura; Byrne, Gobnait (Redactive Publishing Limited on behalf of Unite and CPHVA, 2011-11)
    Public health nurses in Ireland are generalist practitioners with a wide range of roles that address the needs of clients in the community across their lifespan. Child protection is one of many of the roles of Irish ...
  • Developing a structured education programme for clients with COPD 

    Casey, Dympna; Murphy, Kathy; Cooney, Adeline; Mee, Lorraine; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2011-05-01)
    This article describes the development of a Structured Education Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme (SEPRP), for the PRINCE (Pulmonary Rehabilitation In Nurse-led Community Environments) study. This process involved a ...
  • Maximising psychiatric nurses' contribution to interdisciplinary working 

    Walsh, Francis; Cleary, Anne; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2012-06-01)
    Internationally, the deinstitutionalization of psychiatric care has resulted in expanded roles for mental health nurses within a community interdisciplinary team setting. This presents an opportunity for mental health ...
  • Early intervention and management of adrenal insufficiency in children 

    Moloney, Sinéad; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2012-09-11)
    Sinéad Moloney and Maura Dowling outline how to treat this hormonal disorder and suggest ways to improve parental and carer education The endocrine disorder adrenal insufficiency includes inadequate production of the ...
  • Acute leukaemia: making sense of a complex blood cancer 

    Meenaghan, Teresa; Dowling, Maura; Kelly, Mary (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2013-08-16)
    Acute leukaemia represents a diverse group of blood cancers that affect both children and adults. Treatment schedules for these haematology cancers are often prolonged, with many associated side effects and complications. ...
  • Nurses’ experience of loss on the death of older persons in long‐term residential care: findings from an interpretative phenomenological study 

    Gannon, Mary; Dowling, Maura (Wiley, 2011-06-30)
    Background. Little is known of the experience of loss among nurses working with older persons in long‐stay settings. Objectives. The aim of this study was to explore and describe the experience of loss among nurses ...
  • Continuing education for urology nurses: harnessing the potential of e-learning 

    Dowling, Maura; Power, Moya; O’Boyle, Geraldine (Wiley, 2012-02-20)
    The module Living with cancer of the lower urinary tract' was developed to address the learning needs of specialized urology nurses working in hospitals and generalist nurses caring for urology patients in practice settings. ...
  • Living with relapsed myeloma: Symptoms and self-care strategies 

    Cormican, Orlaith; Dowling, Maura (Wiley, 2017-12-21)
    Aims and Objectives: To explore which symptoms relapsed myeloma patients experience and what self-care strategies are used.Methods: This was a qualitative study utilising focus group interviews (n=4) with relapsed myeloma ...
  • An audit of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in children 

    Clinton, Frieda; Dowling, Maura; Capra, Michael (RCN Publishing, 2012-09-11)
    Frieda Clinton and colleagues present a study at one children’s cancer centre into the use and effectiveness of anti-emetics for patients receiving chemotherapy An audit was conducted of the management of chemotherapy-induced ...
  • Early breast cancer: diagnosis, treatment and survivorship 

    Meade, Elizabeth; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2012)
    Breast cancer is the most common female cancer and globally remains a major public health concern. The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer continues to develop. Diagnosis is now more precise, surgery is less mutilating ...
  • Community psychiatric nurses’ experiences of caring for clients with borderline personality disorder 

    O’Connell, Bridget; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2013-03-01)
    Bridget O’Connell and Maura Dowling report on a study that gathered nurses’ views on working with this client group and suggest ways to improve care Aim To explore the experience of psychiatric nurses who work in the ...
  • Promoting quality of life for patients with myeloma 

    Dowling, Maura; Kelly, Mary; Meenaghan, Teresa (RCN Publishing, 2013-08-02)
    This article aims to provide nurses with an update of best practice in caring for patients living with a diagnosis of myeloma. Targeted treatments for myeloma have resulted in extended survival for patients. However, ...
  • Metastatic colorectal cancer management and nursing implications 

    Meade, Elizabeth; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2015-02-17)
    Elizabeth Meade and Maura Dowling discuss the side effects of treatment and how to address these to ensure optimal quality of life The treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer has improved significantly ...
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes: update and nursing considerations 

    Kelly, Mary; Meenaghan, Teresa; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2015-04-01)
    This article provides nurses with an update on diagnosis, management and care of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a complex group of disorders of the bone marrow. MDS has wide-ranging effects on patients’ ...
  • How do nurses use the early warning score in their practice? A case study from an acute medical unit 

    Foley, Claire; Dowling, Maura (Wiley, 2018-10-14)
    Aims and objectives This study aimed to describe how nurses use the early warning score (EWS) in an acute medical ward and their compliance with the EWS and explore their views and experiences of the EWS. Background early ...
  • Lymphoma survivors' experiences at the end of treatment 

    Hackett, Fidelma; Dowling, Maura (Wiley, 2018-09-04)
    Aims and Objectives To explore lymphoma survivors’ experiences on their end of treatment and follow‐up care at a large urban haematology centre in Ireland. Methods This was a qualitative study using semistructured ...
  • Working in an overcrowded accident and emergency department: nurses' narratives 

    Kilcoyne, Mary; Dowling, Maura (Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, 2007-12)
    Aim The aim of this study was to highlight nursing issues associated with overcrowding ( or access block) in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.Design An interpretive phenomenological approach was adopted, with ...
  • Public health nurses' (PHNs) experiences of their role as part of a primary care team (PCT) in Ireland 

    Giltenane, Martina; Kelly, Marcella; Dowling, Maura (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, 2015-03)
    ObjectiveThis study aimed to understand public health nurses' (PHNs) views and experiences of their role as part of a primary care team (PCT) and developments within primary care.DesignThe study adopted a qualitative design ...
  • The search for understanding: the role of paradigms 

    Kelly, Marcella; Dowling, Maura; Millar, Michelle (RCN Publishing, 2017-05-22)
    The aim of this paper is to add to discussions on the role of paradigmatic worldviews when planning for a research study. An understanding of paradigmatic developmental trajectories is necessary when planning a study and ...
  • Adult-trained perioperative nurses' practice of family-centered care 

    Hamilton, Grainne; Corlett, Jo; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2014-05-08)
    Aim The aim of this study was to explore adult-trained perioperative nurses' practice of family-centered care (FCC). Method A qualitative research design with a hermeneutic phenomenological approach was used. In-depth ...

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