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    • Oral formulations of fentanyl products and the benefit of their use in breakthrough cancer pain 

      Handsaker, Scott; Dempsey, Laura; Fabby, Carole (Mark Allen Group, 2015-04-22)
      Pain is one of the most common symptoms that palliative care teams face on a daily basis, affecting up to 70% of people with a malignancy (Soden et al, 2010) and significantly impacting on a patients quality of life (QoL) ...
    • Oral loratadine in the management of G-CSF induced bone pain: a pilot study 

      Duggan, Caitriona; Murphy, Louise; Costello, Vicky; O Leary, Eilis; Dien Yousif, Ala; Blazcova, Silvie; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2019-02-27)
      This pilot study aimed to ascertain if bone pain induced by granulocyte-colony stimulating factors (G-CSFs) can be alleviated or eliminated by oral antihistamine loratadine. Twelve patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy ...
    • An overview of interpretive phenomenology as a research methodology 

      Tuohy, Dympna; Cooney, Adeline; Dowling, Maura; Murphy, Kathy; Sixsmith, Jane (RCN Publishing, 2012-10-08)
      Aim To provide an overview of interpretive phenomenology. Background Phenomenology is a philosophy and a research approach. As a research approach, it is used extensively in nursing and ‘interpretive’ phenomenology ...
    • 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 ...
    • Patient rehabilitation following lower limb amputation 

      Kelly, Maria; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2008-08-13)
      Patient rehabilitation following lower limb amputation is essential to provide optimum patient outcomes and to improve the amputee’s quality of life. The age of the patient and the stump length or level of amputation emerge ...
    • Patients' satisfaction with a hematology advanced nurse practitioner in Ireland 

      Kelly, Mary B.; Dowling, Maura; Burke, Eimear; Meskell, Pauline (Elsevier, 2013-06-28)
      There is great variety in the descriptions of advanced practice nursing (APN) roles internationally. However, this variety hinders advanced practice role development.1 In Ireland, where advanced practice roles have developed ...
    • Patients' satisfaction with a nurse-led oncology service 

      Egan, Mary; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2005-10)
      This study reports the findings of a quantitative study determining the satisfaction levels of patients attending a nurse led oncology day ward. A random sample of one hundred patients was surveyed using an adapted version ...
    • Patients’ lived experience of myeloma 

      Kelly, Mary; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2011-03-16)
      Aim To explore patients’ lived experience of being diagnosed with myeloma. Method A hermeneutic phenomenological approach was adopted to analyse data from interviews with 11 patients diagnosed with myeloma. Findi ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Providing comfort to patients in their palliative care trajectory: experiences of female nurses working in an acute setting 

      Roche-Fahy, Vivian; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2009-03-01)
      This study aims to explore the lived experience of nurses who provide comfort to palliative care patients in an acute setting in a small urban hospital in the west of Ireland. A qualitative approach using Gadamerian ...
    • 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 ...
    • Quality of life and resilience related to chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in patients post treatment with platinums and taxanes 

      Egan, Mary; Burke, Eimear; Meskell, Pauline; MacNeela, Pádraig; Dowling, Maura (SAGE Publications, 2015-04-02)
      The aim of this study was to ascertain patients' quality of life and resilience related to chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) after treatment with platinum- and taxane-based chemotherapy drugs. A self-administered ...
    • 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 ...
    • Reducing the likelihood of falls in older people 

      Kelly, Angela; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2004-08-18)
      Background Falls are a serious health concern for older people and an important issue for nurses. Many factors contribute to the causes of falls. Various combinations of these factors have been incorporated in the fall ...
    • Research approaches related to phenomenology: negotiating a complex landscape 

      Dowling, Maura; Cooney, Adeline (RCN Publishing, 2011-10-21)
      Aim To provide a comprehensive overviev\/ of the many research approaches related fo phenomenology and their philosophical underpinnings. Background Phenomenological research approaches are varied and often difficult ...
    • The road to recovery 

      Cleary, Anne; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2009-02-10)
      Anne Cleary and Maura Dowling examine the literature that focuses on the principal concepts of recovery in mental health and explore the importance of interpersonal skills, collaborative working and sharing knowledge This ...
    • 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 ...
    • Secondary traumatic stress among emergency nurses: a cross-sectional study 

      Duffy, Emer; Avalos, Gloria; Dowling, Maura (Elsevier, 2014-05-22)
      Emergency department nurses are required to deal with emotional trauma issues on a daily basis, which may result in them experiencing symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, a consequence of stress experienced when helping ...