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Transfusing our lifeblood: Reframing research impact through inter-disciplinary collaboration between health geography and nurse education (2016)
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Kyle, R. G., Atherton, I. M., Kesby, M., Sothern, M., & Andrews, G. (2016). Transfusing our lifeblood: Reframing research impact through inter-disciplinary collaboration between health geography and nurse education. Social science & medicine, 168, 257-264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.002

Geographers have long grappled with how their research can positively impact individuals, communities and society. Demonstrating research impact is an increasingly important aspect of academic life internationally. In this paper we argue that agend... Read More about Transfusing our lifeblood: Reframing research impact through inter-disciplinary collaboration between health geography and nurse education.

Population health and nurse education – time to step-up (2016)
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Atherton, I. M., Lasater, K., Richards, E. A., Mathews, L. R., Simpson, V., & Kyle, R. G. (2016). Population health and nurse education – time to step-up. Nurse Education Today, 51, 117-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.08.002

Highlights •Contemporary trends in population health threaten the sustainability of current approaches to care delivery. •Health care professionals inevitably confront social injustices in their day-to-day work. •Nurses are ideally placed to make... Read More about Population health and nurse education – time to step-up.

Biogeography as critical nursing pedagogy: Breathing life into nurse education (2016)
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Kyle, R. G., & Atherton, I. M. (2016). Biogeography as critical nursing pedagogy: Breathing life into nurse education. Nurse Education in Practice, 20, 76-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2016.07.006

Insights from the social sciences, including geography, sociology, and anthropology, have long been incorporated into pre-registration nursing programmes. However, scholars have suggested that their inclusion has been sporadic and lacks clear theoret... Read More about Biogeography as critical nursing pedagogy: Breathing life into nurse education.

The views of young women on HPV vaccine communication in four European countries. (2015)
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Petrova, D., Gray Brunton, C., Jaeger, M., Lenneis, A., Muñoz, R., Garcia-Retamero, R., & Todorova, I. (2015). The views of young women on HPV vaccine communication in four European countries. Current HIV Research, 13(5), 347-358

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) and can cause cervical cancer. Two vaccines are available to protect against the most common strands of the virus. Vaccination programs differ across Europe but m... Read More about The views of young women on HPV vaccine communication in four European countries..

Screening mammography uptake within Australia and Scotland in rural and urban populations. (2015)
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Leung, J., McLaughlin, D., Woods, L. M., Henderson, R., Watson, A., Kyle, R. G., …MacLeod, C. (2015). Screening mammography uptake within Australia and Scotland in rural and urban populations. Preventive medicine reports, 2, 559-562. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.06.014

Objective. To test the hypothesis that rural populations had lower uptake of screening mammography than urban populations in the Scottish and Australian setting. Method. Scottish data are based upon information fromthe Scottish Breast Screening Prog... Read More about Screening mammography uptake within Australia and Scotland in rural and urban populations..

33. Positive mental health in women living with breast cancer across geographic locations of residence: a data linkage study using the Scottish health survey. (2015)
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Leung, J., Hubbard, G., Kyle, R., McLaughlin, D., Mullen, R., & Atherton, I. (2015). 33. Positive mental health in women living with breast cancer across geographic locations of residence: a data linkage study using the Scottish health survey. European journal of surgical oncology, 41(6), S27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2015.03.034

Aims: Breast cancer campaigns and support groups emphasize the importance for breast cancer patients to stay positive. However, existing research on mental well-being of breast cancer patients focuses on the negative aspects of mental health, such as... Read More about 33. Positive mental health in women living with breast cancer across geographic locations of residence: a data linkage study using the Scottish health survey..

How empathy skills can change nursing (2014)
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Atherton, I., & Kyle, R. (2014). How empathy skills can change nursing. Nursing Standard, 29(11), 24-25. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.29.11.24.s28

Empathetic understanding could be the basis of a revolution in nurse education and practice, freeing nurses from a reliance on stereotypical labels that mask the complex realities of patients’ lives

Young Women's Constructions of the HPV Vaccine: A Cross-Cultural, Qualitative Study in Scotland, Spain, Serbia and Bulgaria (2013)
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Gray Brunton, C., Farver, I., Jaeger, M., Lenneis, A., Parve, K., Patarcic, D., …Todorova, I. (2013). Young Women's Constructions of the HPV Vaccine: A Cross-Cultural, Qualitative Study in Scotland, Spain, Serbia and Bulgaria. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-013-9357-3

Background: Following international trends, the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine was introduced in Europe for protection against infection from common strands of the HPV virus which can lead to cervical cancer. Young women aged 18–26 years are at... Read More about Young Women's Constructions of the HPV Vaccine: A Cross-Cultural, Qualitative Study in Scotland, Spain, Serbia and Bulgaria.

‘Just that Little Bit of Doubt’: Scottish Parents', Teenage Girls' and Health Professionals' Views of the MMR, H1N1 and HPV Vaccines (2013)
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Kennedy, C., Gray Brunton, C., & Hogg, R. (2013). ‘Just that Little Bit of Doubt’: Scottish Parents', Teenage Girls' and Health Professionals' Views of the MMR, H1N1 and HPV Vaccines. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-013-9356-4

Background Parental decision making about childhood vaccinations is complex and the vaccination schedule everchanging. Vaccination may be controversial even in countries with historically high vaccination rates such as Scotland. Health behaviour mo... Read More about ‘Just that Little Bit of Doubt’: Scottish Parents', Teenage Girls' and Health Professionals' Views of the MMR, H1N1 and HPV Vaccines.

Local provision of percutaneous coronary intervention increases stenting rates and reduces length of hospital stay in remote regional centre. (2013)
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Bruce, S., Smith, J., Atherton, I., & Leslie, S. J. (2013). Local provision of percutaneous coronary intervention increases stenting rates and reduces length of hospital stay in remote regional centre. Rural and remote health, 13,

Introduction: An early invasive strategy with follow-on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is recommended in the management of high risk acute coronary syndromes (ACS). This article aimed to assess the impact of a new PCI service in a remote po... Read More about Local provision of percutaneous coronary intervention increases stenting rates and reduces length of hospital stay in remote regional centre..

Differences in self-assessed health by socioeconomic group amongst people with and without a history of cancer: an analysis using representative data from Scotland (2012)
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Atherton, I., Evans, J., Dibben, C. J. L., Woods, L. M., & Hubbard, G. (2012). Differences in self-assessed health by socioeconomic group amongst people with and without a history of cancer: an analysis using representative data from Scotland. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 6, 458-467. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-012-0226-x

Introduction This paper considers socioeconomic inequalities in self-assessed health amongst people with and without a history of cancer using representative data from Scotland. Methods A cross-sectional analysis using the Scottish Health Su... Read More about Differences in self-assessed health by socioeconomic group amongst people with and without a history of cancer: an analysis using representative data from Scotland.

Compassion or speed, which is a more accurate indicator of healthcare quality in the emergency department from the patients’ perspective (2012)
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Beattie, M., Atherton, I., McLennan, B., & Lauder, W. (2012). Compassion or speed, which is a more accurate indicator of healthcare quality in the emergency department from the patients’ perspective. International journal of person centered medicine, 2, 647-655

Rationale, aims and objectives: Devising indicators to measure quality of care is challenging in Emergency Departments (ED). It is difficult to measure aspects of quality which are less amenable to measurement; hence waiting time has often been reli... Read More about Compassion or speed, which is a more accurate indicator of healthcare quality in the emergency department from the patients’ perspective.

Supporting the case for “progressive universalism” in health visiting: Scottish mothers and health visitors’ perspectives on targeting and rationing health visiting services, with a focus on the Lothian Child Concern Model (2012)
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Hogg, R., Kennedy, C., Gray Brunton, C., & Hanley, J. (2012). Supporting the case for “progressive universalism” in health visiting: Scottish mothers and health visitors’ perspectives on targeting and rationing health visiting services, with a focus on the Lothian Child Concern Model. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22, 240-250. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04224.x

Aims. To explore parents and professionals’ experience of family assessment in health visiting (public health nursing), with a focus on the Lothian Child Concern Model (LCCM). Background. Health visitors (HVs) currently assess families as requiring... Read More about Supporting the case for “progressive universalism” in health visiting: Scottish mothers and health visitors’ perspectives on targeting and rationing health visiting services, with a focus on the Lothian Child Concern Model.

Relationship between physical and psychosocial factors and attendance at cardiac rehabilitation (2012)
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Munro, J., Angus, N. J., Atherton, I., Lauder, W., & Leslie, S. J. (2012). Relationship between physical and psychosocial factors and attendance at cardiac rehabilitation. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 11, S1-S84

Purpose: To examine the relationship between physical and psychosocial factors and attendance at out-patient cardiac rehabilitation classes. Methods: Patients offered hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation at a single regional cardiac centre betwee... Read More about Relationship between physical and psychosocial factors and attendance at cardiac rehabilitation.

Three into one don't go (2012)
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Gray Brunton, C. (2012). Three into one don't go. Nursing Standard, 26, 69

Attempts to consolidate three specialist community nursing roles into one generalist post in community nursing in Scotland have prompted opposition.

Cardiac misconceptions in healthcare workers (2011)
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Angus, N. J., Patience, F., Maclean, E., Corrigall, H., Bradbury, I., Thompson, D. R., …Leslie, S. J. (2011). Cardiac misconceptions in healthcare workers. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 11, 396-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2011.01.004

Background: Cardiac misconceptions are common and may have a detrimental effect on patients. Such misconceptions may be introduced or reinforced by vague and inconsistent advice from healthcare staff and can adversely affect health outcomes. Ai... Read More about Cardiac misconceptions in healthcare workers.

Professional boundary work in the face of change to generalist working in community nursing in Scotland (2011)
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Hogg, R., Gray Brunton, C., & Kennedy, C. (2011). Professional boundary work in the face of change to generalist working in community nursing in Scotland. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67, 1695-1704. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05601.x

Aim.  The present study explored how community nurses and managers constituted changes towards generalist working. Background.  Following international trends moving from acute care towards community care, changes within community nursing in the U... Read More about Professional boundary work in the face of change to generalist working in community nursing in Scotland.

The complexities of trust in the delivery of childhood vaccines in Scotland: A qualitative study (2011)
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Kennedy, C., & Gray Brunton, C. (2011). The complexities of trust in the delivery of childhood vaccines in Scotland: A qualitative study. Psychology and Health, 26, https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2011.617182

Background: The objective was to explore the challenges for health professionals in delivering controversial vaccines, the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, and newly introduced vaccines, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Influenzae H1N1 vac... Read More about The complexities of trust in the delivery of childhood vaccines in Scotland: A qualitative study.

Housing First: Considering Components for Successful Resettlement of Homeless People with Multiple Needs. (2011)
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Nicholls, C. M., & Atherton, I. (2011). Housing First: Considering Components for Successful Resettlement of Homeless People with Multiple Needs. Housing Studies, 26, 767-777. https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2011.581907

‘Housing First’ programmes in the US involve the provision of mainstream scatter sited permanent housing at the initial stage of support for homeless individuals with multiple needs. This is in contrast to dominant approaches (in the US and Europe) t... Read More about Housing First: Considering Components for Successful Resettlement of Homeless People with Multiple Needs..

The health and well-being of people with a previous diagnosis of cancer: A record-linkage study in Scotland (2011)
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Evans, J., Atherton, I., Dibben, C., & Hubbard, G. (2011). The health and well-being of people with a previous diagnosis of cancer: A record-linkage study in Scotland. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, 3, 429-432

Routinely collected health care data (the Scottish Cancer Registry) were record-linked to representative survey data on health and health behaviours (the Government-funded Scottish Health Survey) to compare the health and well-being of cancer survivo... Read More about The health and well-being of people with a previous diagnosis of cancer: A record-linkage study in Scotland.