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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • The sociology of intimacy in the nurse-patient relationship 

      Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2006-02-15)
      This article examines intimacy from a sociological perspective. It reveals that ‘over-involved’ or ‘intimate’ nurse-patient relationships do not tend to be welcomed by nurses. The work of certain theorists is explored to ...
    • Students' experiences of implementing clinical skills in the real world of practice 

      Houghton, Catherine; Casey, Dympna; Murphy, Kathy (Wiley Online Library / Blackwell, 2012-11-02)
      Aims and objectives - To examine the factors that impact on students' implementation of clinical skills in the practice setting. This was a part of a larger exploration into the role of the Clinical Skills Laboratory in ...
    • Supporting parents caring for a child with a learning disability 

      Fitzpatrick, Anne; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2007-12-12)
      Parenting a child with a learning disability is a unique and often demanding experience. The learning disability nurse can play a key role in supporting parents and families by communicating effectively, providing information ...
    • 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. ...
    • Telling a ‘good or white lie’: The views of people living with dementia and their carers 

      Casey, Dympna; Lynch, Una; Murphy, Kathleen; Cooney, Adeline; Gannon, Mary; Houghton, Catherine; Hunter, Andrew; Jordan, Fionnuala; Smyth, Siobhan; Felzman, Heike; Meskell, Pauline (SAGE Publications, 2019-02-25)
      Objective: A common symptom of cognitive decline in people living with dementia, or people with memory problems, the cause of which has not yet been diagnosed, is the person repeatedly asking for loved ones who are ...
    • Treatment for acute leukaemia: elderly patients’ lived experiences 

      Meenaghan, Teresa; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2010-01-14)
      Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the lived experiences of elderly patients with acute leukaemia receiving chemotherapy. Method: Seven elderly patients were interviewed and van Manen’s approach to data analysis was ...
    • The unmet palliative care needs of those dying with dementia 

      Dempsey, Laura; Dowling, Maura; Larkin, Philip; Murphy, Kathy (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2015-03)
      An estimated 33.9 million people are living with dementia worldwide. The overall estimated median survival time from onset of dementia to death is 4.1 years for men and 4.6 years for women, with longer survival times in ...
    • 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 ...