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Predictors of surgical outcomes in knee osteoarthritis

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a common type of arthritis in Northern Ireland. A debilitating condition, sufferers report locking, grinding and instability of the knee, with severe difficulties in walking, standing, domestic and occupational activities. Read more

Physical activity in survivors of critical illness following hospital discharge

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Background. The consequences of critical illness are substantial (1). One of the main rehabilitation goals for survivors of critical illness is to return home and progressively resume pre-admission physical activity levels. Read more

Exploring the barriers and facilitators experienced by primary care Advanced Nurse Practitioner’s in deprescribing opioids in patients with chronic non-malignant pain

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Opioid medication can be used to successfully treat acute or malignant pain, there is a lack of evidence to support their effectiveness in long term non-cancer pain (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), 2017; Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 2016). Read more

Co-designing an inclusive physical education toolkit to support teachers in their practice

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Every child has a right to physical education (PE). PE is about ‘learning to move and moving to learn’, it teaches children how to move but also promotes how they think and feel about movement; encouraging them to be physically active for life. Read more

Exploring communication with the gender diverse community in radiography departments

  Research Group: Nursing and Health
Background. Radiographers are required by law to ask their patients about their biological sex characteristics, check identity and to check their Last Menstrual Period (LMP) to rule out the possibility of pregnancy. Read more

Antimicrobial Stewardship and the role of the nurse within the hospital setting: The need to speak up. (Ref: SHLS22103)

  Research Group: Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention
Background. Antimicrobial resistance is a public health priority with human, financial and social costs. Although Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) has typically been the role of doctors or pharmacists, nurses have a key role in the preservation of antibiotics as one of the main deliverers of patient care. Read more

Implementing a mindful resilience programme for nursing staff providing palliative care: A feasibility study

Background. Burnout among healthcare professionals providing palliative care ranges from 3% to 66%. Promoting the wellbeing and mental health of nursing staff working in palliative care settings and across chronic diseases is a priority to ensure that therapeutic relationships with patients can be maintained. Read more

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