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    • Labour characteristics of women achieving successful vaginal birth after caesarean section in three European countries 

      Grylka-Baeschlin, Susanne; Clarke, Mike; Begley, Cecily; Daly, Deirdre; Healy, Patricia; Nicoletti, Jane; Devane, Declan; Morano, Sandra; Krause, Gérard; Karch, André; Savage, Gerard; Gross, Mechthild M. (Elsevier, 2019-03-19)
      Objective: Knowledge about labour characteristics of women achieving successful vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) might be used to improve labour and birth management. This study examined sociodemographic and ...
    • Lived experiences of fibromyalgia 

      Diviney, Martina; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2015-02-10)
      Martina Diviney and Maura Dowling explain why this chronic illness can take a long time to diagnose and how assessment tools can be used to speed up the process This phenomenological study explored the lived experience ...
    • Living with a diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer: patients’ lived experiences 

      McCarthy, Ita; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2009-12-01)
      The aim of this study was to explore patients’ experience of living with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients diagnosed with NSCLC know that their treatment is not with curative intent and can expect distressing ...
    • Living with relapsed myeloma: Symptoms and self-care strategies 

      Cormican, Orlaith; Dowling, Maura (Wiley, 2017-12-21)
      Aims and Objectives: To explore which symptoms relapsed myeloma patients experience and what self-care strategies are used.Methods: This was a qualitative study utilising focus group interviews (n=4) with relapsed myeloma ...
    • The long-term quality of life and information needs of prostate cancer survivors. 

      Diver, Sean; Avalos, Gloria; Rogers, Eamonn T.; Dowling, Maura (Wiley, 2017-12-10)
      What are the quality of life (QoL) and information needs of long‐term prostate cancer survivors? Numbers of prostate cancer survivors are increasing and it is vital that their QoL issues and information needs are understood. ...
    • Lymphoma survivors' experiences at the end of treatment 

      Hackett, Fidelma; Dowling, Maura (Wiley, 2018-09-04)
      Aims and Objectives To explore lymphoma survivors’ experiences on their end of treatment and follow‐up care at a large urban haematology centre in Ireland. Methods This was a qualitative study using semistructured ...
    • Management of death rattle at end of life 

      Twomey, Shelagh; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2013-08-16)
      Noisy breathing or death rattle is a common clinical sign in the final days of life. When it occurs, the level of consciousness is usually low and it is generally assumed that patients are not distressed by it. Despite the ...
    • Managing relapsed myeloma: The views of patients, nurses and doctors 

      Cormican, Orlaith; Dowling, Maura (Elsevier, 2016-05-11)
      Purpose: The study aim was to explore whether there were differing opinions on the current management of relapsed myeloma between patients and health care professionals, a topic which has never been explored previously in ...
    • Maximising psychiatric nurses' contribution to interdisciplinary working 

      Walsh, Francis; Cleary, Anne; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2012-06-01)
      Internationally, the deinstitutionalization of psychiatric care has resulted in expanded roles for mental health nurses within a community interdisciplinary team setting. This presents an opportunity for mental health ...
    • The meaning of nurse-patient intimacy in oncology care settings: from the nurse and patient perspective 

      Dowling, Maura (Elsevier, 2008-05-21)
      This paper reports the findings of a study exploring the meaning of nurse-patient intimacy in oncology care settings. An interpretive phenomenological design was adopted. A total of 23 oncology nurses and 30 oncology ...
    • Mental health consequences of child sexual abuse 

      Mullers, Evelyn-Sybille; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2008)
      Survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA) can experience a variety of long-term mental health effects on their life trajectory, which brings them to the attention of mental health services. It is vital that the mental health ...
    • Metastatic colorectal cancer management and nursing implications 

      Meade, Elizabeth; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2015-02-17)
      Elizabeth Meade and Maura Dowling discuss the side effects of treatment and how to address these to ensure optimal quality of life The treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer has improved significantly ...
    • Methodology in conducting a systematic review of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions 

      Devane, Declan (2011-02)
      Background: Hundreds of studies of maternity care interventions have been published, too many for most people involved in providing maternity care to identify and consider when making decisions. It became apparent that ...
    • Monitoring and documentation of side effects from depot antipsychotic medication: an interdisciplinary audit of practice in a regional mental health service 

      Cleary, A.; Walsh, F.; Connolly, H.; Hays, V.; Oluwole, B.; Macken, E.; Dowling, Maura (Wiley, 2012-09-14)
      This audit reviewed current practice within a rural mental health service area on the monitoring and documentation of side effects of antipsychotic depot medication. A sample of 60 case files, care plans and prescriptions ...
    • Multiple myeloma: managing a complex blood cancer 

      Dowling, Maura; Kelly, Mary; Meenaghan, Teresa (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 ...
    • Myelodysplastic syndromes: update and nursing considerations 

      Kelly, Mary; Meenaghan, Teresa; Dowling, Maura (RCN Publishing, 2015-04-01)
      This article provides nurses with an update on diagnosis, management and care of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a complex group of disorders of the bone marrow. MDS has wide-ranging effects on patients’ ...
    • Myeloma patients' experiences of haematopoietic stem cell transplant: A qualitative thematic synthesis 

      Walpole, Geraldine; Clark, Helen; Dowling, Maura (Elsevier, 2018-05-15)
      Purpose: The aim of this study was to synthesise all qualitative evidence on the experiences of myeloma patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).Method: A systematic search strategy was developed and ...
    • Myeloma: making sense of a complex blood cancer 

      Kelly, Mary; Meenaghan, Teresa; Dowling, Maura (Mark Allen Healthcare, 2010)
      Myeloma is a challenging blood cancer characterized by bone destruction, hypercalcaemia, renal insufficiency and anaemia. Although myeloma remains incurable, recent advancements in treatments have resulted in significant ...
    • Niven and Scott (2003): Sixteen years of hindsight 

      Scott, P Anne (Wiley, 2019-05-28)
      This paper revisits a 2003 publication in Nursing Philosophy: The need for accurate perception and informed judgement in determining the appropriate use of the nursing resource: hearing the patient's voice. The author ...
    • Nurses are research leaders in skin and wound care 

      Gethin, Georgina; Probst, Sebastian; Weller, Carolina; Kottner, Jan; Beeckman, Dimitri (Wiley, 2020-08-24)
      The World Health Assembly declared 2020, the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Recent editorials and commentaries support the leading role of nurses and midwives as frontline caregivers emphasizing the need ...