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Companion animals and well-being in palliative care nursing: a literature review (2015)
Journal Article
MacDonald, J. M., Barrett, D., & MacDonald, J. M. (2016). Companion animals and well-being in palliative care nursing: a literature review. Journal of clinical nursing, 25(3-4), (300-310). doi:10.1111/jocn.13022. ISSN 0962-1067

Aims and objectives To evaluate and critique current knowledge regarding the role of animals in palliative care. To explore the impact that animals may have on the well-being of individuals and to identify gaps in the evidence base. Background There... Read More

Student nurses' thoughts on communicating with cancer patients 50% (2006)
Presentation / Conference
MacDonald, J., & Mccready, T. (2006, November). Student nurses' thoughts on communicating with cancer patients 50%. Paper presented at 10TH Investen International Research Conference

Aim of study: to investigate student nurses' thoughts on communicating with cancer patients. Outcomes: to determine how prepared student nurses feel when communicating with cancer patients from a theoretical standpoint and to determine how supported... Read More

Differences and similarities in the perception of caring between Spanish and UK nurses (2002)
Journal Article
Watson, R., Hoogbruin, A. L., Rumeu, C., Beunza, M., Barbarin, B., Macdonald, J., & Mccready, T. (2003). Differences and similarities in the perception of caring between Spanish and UK nurses. Journal of clinical nursing, 12(1), (85-92). doi:10.1046/j.1365-2702.2003.00671.x. ISSN 0962-1067

The aim of the present paper was to compare and contrast perceptions of caring in nursing between Spanish and UK nurses. There are no previous studies comparing directly the perceptions of caring across cultures in nursing. A survey method was used e... Read More