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  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Weight Care Project: Health professionals' attitudes and ability to assess body weight status - Study protocol 

    Murphy, Kathy (BioMed Central, 2011-03)
    Background Health professionals working in primary care and public health have opportunities to address body weight status issues with their patients through face-to-face contact. The objectives of this all-Ireland project ...
  • 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 ...