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Students’ perspectives of using the hub and spoke model to support and develop learning in practice (2017)
Journal Article
Millar, L., Conlon, M., & McGirr, D. (2017). Students’ perspectives of using the hub and spoke model to support and develop learning in practice. Nursing Standard, 32(9), 41-49. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2017.e10389

The acquisition of competence in learning is dependent on a number of variables. Students need to feel a sense of security in the practice learning area to be able to fully develop the skills required. Hub and Spoke is one model for practice learning... Read More about Students’ perspectives of using the hub and spoke model to support and develop learning in practice.

Exploring the compatibility of mental health nursing, recovery focused practice and the welfare state. (2015)
Journal Article
Conlon, M. M. M., Ariyaratnam, M. I., Brennan, G. K., Bush, C. J., & Owtram, R. (2015). Exploring the compatibility of mental health nursing, recovery focused practice and the welfare state. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 22(5), 337-343. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12222

This discussion paper considers the implications for mental health nursing practice when working alongside individuals in receipt of state benefits. There is arguably a profound impact on an individual's recovery from mental ill health when that indi... Read More about Exploring the compatibility of mental health nursing, recovery focused practice and the welfare state..

Assessing the validity of a national assessors equivalency tool. (2014)
Report
Scott, J. A., Pollock, C., Conlon, M. M. M., Millar, L., & Pollard, M. (2014). Assessing the validity of a national assessors equivalency tool. Scotland: NHS Education for Scotland

This is the second stage of a project on ‘Due Regard’. Project one explored and investigated Due Regard in practice in Scotland. This second project evaluated a pilot of the effectiveness and validity of a practice learning environment Equivalency To... Read More about Assessing the validity of a national assessors equivalency tool..

Myths and mysteries of mental health: An interagency collaboration (2014)
Journal Article
Conlon, M. M. (2014). Myths and mysteries of mental health: An interagency collaboration. Nurse Education in Practice, 14(4), 422-426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2014.01.001

This paper explores a practice learning collaboration between a group of undergraduate mental health nurses (N=12) and second year high school pupils,(age 13/14 years old).. A case study approach is employed as an example of an interagency learning a... Read More about Myths and mysteries of mental health: An interagency collaboration.

An exploration of the interpretation and application of the Due Regard Principle in Practice learning. (2013)
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Scott, J. A., Pollock, C., Conlon, M. M. M., & Miller, L. (2013). An exploration of the interpretation and application of the Due Regard Principle in Practice learning. Scotland: NHS Scotland

This is the second stage of a project on ‘Due Regard’. Project one explored and investigated Due Regard in practice in Scotland. Project two (this project) evaluated a pilot of the effectiveness and validity of a practice learning environment Equiv... Read More about An exploration of the interpretation and application of the Due Regard Principle in Practice learning..

An exploration of the interpretation and application of the use of due regard in pre-registration nursing programmes. (2013)
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Scott, J. A., Pollock, C., Conlon, M. M. M., & Pollard, M. (2013). An exploration of the interpretation and application of the use of due regard in pre-registration nursing programmes. Edinburgh, Scotland: Nurse Education Scotland

Due Regard relates to ensuring NMC-approved processes are in place to enable students to achieve the required standards of proficiency for safe and effective practice, defining crucial details such as the appropriate clinical backgrounds, experience... Read More about An exploration of the interpretation and application of the use of due regard in pre-registration nursing programmes..

Unpeeling the Onion: Deconstructing the Effectiveness of Two LTA Approaches to Reflective Learning (2013)
Journal Article
Conlon, M., & Gould, B. H. (2013). Unpeeling the Onion: Deconstructing the Effectiveness of Two LTA Approaches to Reflective Learning. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 1(2), https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v1i2.76

Selecting the most effective methods of integrating reflective practice into undergraduate nursing programmes remains a challenge for educators. This paper explores two pedagogical approaches of reflective learning in an undergraduate mental health n... Read More about Unpeeling the Onion: Deconstructing the Effectiveness of Two LTA Approaches to Reflective Learning.

Evaluating Hub and Spoke models of practice learning in Scotland, UK: a multiple case study approach (2012)
Journal Article
Roxburgh, M., Conlon, M. M. M., & Banks, D. (2012). Evaluating Hub and Spoke models of practice learning in Scotland, UK: a multiple case study approach. Nurse Education Today, 32, 782-789. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.05.004

Background Most of UK students' practice learning experience is based on a rotational placement model which often leads to students lacking confidence and feeling anxious about the complexities of the care environment. Objectives To evaluate the... Read More about Evaluating Hub and Spoke models of practice learning in Scotland, UK: a multiple case study approach.

The role of primary mental health workers in child and adolescent mental health services in Scotland. (2009)
Journal Article
Conlon, M. M. M. (2009). The role of primary mental health workers in child and adolescent mental health services in Scotland. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 4, 21-25. doi:10.1108/17556228200900029

It is estimated that approximately 10% of children and young people in Scotland have mental health problems (Scottish Government, 2008), resulting in a rapidly increasing need for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Primary mental he... Read More about The role of primary mental health workers in child and adolescent mental health services in Scotland..

Scotland: Principles based approach to law. (2009)
Book Chapter
Conlon, M. M. M., & Patrick, H. (2009). Scotland: Principles based approach to law. In V. Clarke, & A. Walsh (Eds.), Fundamentals of Mental Health. Oxford University Press

Critical companionship - the lived experience. (2009)
Book Chapter
Greggans, A., & Conlon, M. M. M. (2008). Critical companionship - the lived experience. In A. Titchen, & B. McCormack (Eds.), Revealing Nursing Expertise Through Practitioner InquiryWiley-Blackwell

Interaction analysis: a therapeutic tool (1995)
Journal Article
Conlon, M. M. (1995). Interaction analysis: a therapeutic tool. British Journal of Nursing (1), 4(21), 1269-1270. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.1995.4.21.1269

This short interaction has been selected as being representative of a generic psychiatric nurse's caseload practice. The aim of the exercise is to allow the practitioner to reflect on the therapeutic process and identify its strengths and weaknesses... Read More about Interaction analysis: a therapeutic tool.