Recent Submissions

  • Influences on quality of prescribing in breast cancer patients 

    O'Reilly, Helen Anne; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2016-10-13)
    This article presents a discussion on both positive and negative influences on quality of prescribing in clinical practice. It explores how such influences have an impact on breast cancer patients on adjuvant hormonal ...
  • Skin injury prevention in an Irish neonatal unit: An action research study 

    Grosvenor, Jane; O'Hara, Mary; Dowling, Maura (Elsevier, 2016-01-22)
    Aim This study aimed to improve skin assessment and skincare practices for neonates in a regional neonatal setting in Ireland by the implementation of the Neonatal Tissue Viability Risk Assessment Tool. Method A ...
  • Prevention of neonatal pressure injuries 

    Grosvenor, Jane; Dowling, Maura (Elsevier, 2017-10-27)
    Pressure injuries in the neonatal unit can cause infection, unnecessary pain and have the potential for scarring. However there is a dearth of information available on this topic. Preventative strategies to address pressure ...
  • Providing care for a person with late-stage dementia at home: What are carers' experiences? 

    Dempsey, Laura; Dowling, Maura; Larkin, Philip; Murphy, Kathy (SAGE Publications, 2018-05-10)
    Background It is widely reported that carers who provide care for a family member with dementia endure physical and psychological burdens. Not only do they fulfil an important role for the person with dementia but also ...
  • Sensitive interviewing in qualitative research 

    Dempsey, Laura; Dowling, Maura; Larkin, Philip; Murphy, Kathy (Wiley, 2016-07-19)
    In this paper we focus on important considerations when planning and conducting qualitative interviews on sensitive topics. Drawing on experiences of conducting interviews with dementia caregivers, a framework of essential ...
  • Survivorship care for postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland: What do women want? 

    Meade, Elizabeth; McIlfatrick, Sonja; Groarke, Ann Marie; Butler, Eimear; Dowling, Maura (Elsevier, 2017-04-01)
    Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify the concerns of postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland and inform the development of a survivorship care plan.Method: A qualitative participatory approach was used. ...
  • Parental presence at anaesthesia induction: A systematic review 

    Erhaze, Eunice K.; Dowling, Maura; Devane, Declan (Wiley, 2016-06-07)
    This systematic review assessed the effectiveness of parental presence for children undergoing surgical or diagnostic procedures under general anaesthesia (such as bronchoscopy, laryngoscopy and laparoscopy). Randomized ...
  • Managing relapsed myeloma: The views of patients, nurses and doctors 

    Cormican, Orlaith; Dowling, Maura (Elsevier, 2016-05-11)
    Purpose: The study aim was to explore whether there were differing opinions on the current management of relapsed myeloma between patients and health care professionals, a topic which has never been explored previously in ...
  • High risk HPV testing following treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 

    Molloy, M.; Comer, R.; Rogers, P.; Dowling, Maura; Meskell, P.; Asbury, K.; O'Leary, M. (Springer Verlag, 2015-12-21)
    To determine the results of combined cytology and high-risk human papilloma virus (HR HPV) tests at 6 and 18 months postcolposcopy treatment at one Irish colposcopy centre.All women who attended the centre's colposcopy ...
  • Concept development in nursing and midwifery: an overview of methodological approaches 

    Beecher, Claire; Devane, Declan; White, Mark; Greene, Richard; Dowling, Maura (Wiley, 2018-10-19)
    Background Over the past four decades, there has been a growing focus on the resolution of conceptual problems through the process of concept development. As the focus on this area has grown, so too has the number of ...
  • Multiple myeloma: managing a complex blood cancer 

    Dowling, Maura; Kelly, Mary; Meenaghan, Teresa (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2016-09-10)
    This article gives a comprehensive overview of multiple myeloma (MM), a complex blood cancer involving overproduction of plasma cells. Although MM remains incurable, patients are living longer as a result of multiple ...
  • Exploring registered psychiatric nurses responses towards service users with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder 

    McGrath, Bridget; Dowling, Maura (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012-01-25)
    This study explored registered psychiatric nurses' (RPNs') interactions and level of empathy towards service users with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD). A qualitative approach was used, and 17 RPNs ...
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) in the treatment of borderline personality disorder 

    O'Connell, B.; Dowling, Maura (Wiley, 2013-11-05)
    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex disorder that is difficult to treat. Five psychotherapeutic approaches are used in the management of BPD. These include cognitive behavioural therapy, mentalization-based ...
  • Recovery-based training in mental health: Effects on staff knowledge and attitudes to recovery 

    Walsh, Francis Patrick; Meskell, Pauline; Burke, Emer; Dowling, Maura (Informa Healthcare, 2017-07-26)
    This longitudinal study describes the effects of recovery-based training on staff knowledge and attitudes to recovery. Mental health staff (n = 101) completed the study questionnaire (the Recovery Knowledge Inventory ...
  • Myeloma patients' experiences of haematopoietic stem cell transplant: A qualitative thematic synthesis 

    Walpole, Geraldine; Clark, Helen; Dowling, Maura (Elsevier, 2018-05-15)
    Purpose: The aim of this study was to synthesise all qualitative evidence on the experiences of myeloma patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).Method: A systematic search strategy was developed and ...
  • Nurses' perceived stress and compassion following a mindfulness meditation and self compassion training 

    Mahon, Marie Ann; Mee, Lorraine; Brett, Denise; Dowling, Maura (SAGE Publications, 2017-09-18)
    This pilot study explored the effects of a mindfulness meditation intervention on nurses' perceived stress and compassion. A quasi-experimental pre-test/post-test design was used. Nurses (n=90) working at three university ...
  • Vitamin D supplementation and clinical outcomes in cancer survivorship 

    Griffin, Niamh; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2018-10-22)
    Increasing evidence points to the role of vitamin D supplementation in cancer management. A comprehensive search of online databases was undertaken for all research studies relating to vitamin D supplementation in cancer ...
  • The long-term quality of life and information needs of prostate cancer survivors. 

    Diver, Sean; Avalos, Gloria; Rogers, Eamonn T.; Dowling, Maura (Wiley, 2017-12-10)
    What are the quality of life (QoL) and information needs of long‐term prostate cancer survivors? Numbers of prostate cancer survivors are increasing and it is vital that their QoL issues and information needs are understood. ...
  • Critical care nurses’ knowledge of alarm fatigue and practices towards alarms: A multicentre study 

    Casey, Siobhán; Avalos, Gloria; Dowling, Maura (Elsevier, 2018-05-21)
    Objectives: To determine critical care nurses' knowledge of alarm fatigue and practices toward alarms in critical care settings.Research methodology/design: A cross-sectional survey using an adaptation of The Health ...
  • Debridement for venous leg ulcers 

    Gethin, Georgina; Cowman, Seamus; Kolbach, Dinanda N. (Cochrane Collaboration, 2015-09-14)
    Background Venous ulcers (also known as varicose or venous stasis ulcers) are a chronic, recurring and debilitating condition that affects up to 1% of the population. Best practice documents and expert opinion suggests ...

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