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The unmet palliative care needs of those dying with dementia
(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 ...
Evaluation of the Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse (SCAN) Service
(Health Service Executive, 2012)
[no abstract available]
Providing care for a person with late-stage dementia at home: What are carers' experiences?
(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 ...
Survivorship care for postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland: What do women want?
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. ...
Sensitive interviewing in qualitative research
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 ...
Multiple myeloma: managing a complex blood cancer
(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 ...
Concept development in nursing and midwifery: an overview of methodological approaches
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 ...
Skin injury prevention in an Irish neonatal unit: An action research study
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 ...
High risk HPV testing following treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
(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 ...
Prevention of neonatal pressure injuries
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 ...