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“So, I try not to go…” Acute-on-chronic breathlessness and presentation to the emergency department: in-depth interviews with patients, carers and clinicians (2020)
Journal Article
Hutchinson, A., Galvin, K., & Johnson, M. J. (2020). “So, I try not to go…” Acute-on-chronic breathlessness and presentation to the emergency department: in-depth interviews with patients, carers and clinicians. Journal of pain and symptom management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.03.014

Context: People with acute-on-chronic breathlessness due to cardiorespiratory conditions frequently present to the emergency department (ED) causing burden for the person concerned, their carers and emergency services. Objective: To understand the... Read More about “So, I try not to go…” Acute-on-chronic breathlessness and presentation to the emergency department: in-depth interviews with patients, carers and clinicians.

The existential situation of the patient: Well-being and absence (2018)
Book Chapter
Burwood, S. (2018). The existential situation of the patient: Well-being and absence. In K. Galvin (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Well-Being, 133 - 140. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). doi:10.4324/9781315724966-14

“Probably there is no better guarantee of a really unhealthy life than perfect health.” This paradoxical, and somewhat melancholic, assessment of our prospects for clinical well-being is given by J. H. van den Berg in The Psychology of the Sickbed. T... Read More about The existential situation of the patient: Well-being and absence.

Facilitating a dedicated focus on the human dimensions of care in practice settings: Development of a new humanised care assessment tool (HCAT) to sensitise care (2018)
Journal Article
Galvin, K. T., Sloan, C., Cowdell, F., Ellis-Hill, C., Pound, C., Watson, R., …Brooks, S. (2018). Facilitating a dedicated focus on the human dimensions of care in practice settings: Development of a new humanised care assessment tool (HCAT) to sensitise care. Nursing Inquiry, 25(3), e12235. https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12235

There is limited consensus about what constitutes humanly sensitive care, or how it can be sustained in care settings. A new humanised care assessment tool may point to caring practices that are up to the task of meeting persons as humans within busy... Read More about Facilitating a dedicated focus on the human dimensions of care in practice settings: Development of a new humanised care assessment tool (HCAT) to sensitise care.

Living with breathlessness: a systematic literature review and qualitative synthesis (2018)
Journal Article
Hutchinson, A., Barclay-Klingle, N., Galvin, K., & Johnson, M. J. (2018). Living with breathlessness: a systematic literature review and qualitative synthesis. The European respiratory journal, 51(2), 1701477. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01477-2017

Question: What is the experience of people living with breathlessness due to medical conditions, those caring for and those treating them, with regard to quality of life and the nature of clinical interactions? Methods: Electronic databases (Ovid MED... Read More about Living with breathlessness: a systematic literature review and qualitative synthesis.

Exploring strategies used following a group-based fatigue management programme for people with multiple sclerosis (FACETS) via the Fatigue Management Strategies Questionnaire (FMSQ) (2015)
Journal Article
Thomas, S., Kersten, P., Thomas, P. W., Slingsby, V., Nock, A., Jones, R., …Hillier, C. (2015). Exploring strategies used following a group-based fatigue management programme for people with multiple sclerosis (FACETS) via the Fatigue Management Strategies Questionnaire (FMSQ). BMJ open, 5(10), 1-9. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008274

Objectives: To explore cross-sectional patterns of use of fatigue management strategies in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who had attended a groupbased fatigue management programme, Fatigue: Applying Cognitive behavioural and Energy effectivenes... Read More about Exploring strategies used following a group-based fatigue management programme for people with multiple sclerosis (FACETS) via the Fatigue Management Strategies Questionnaire (FMSQ).

Dignity as honour-wound: An experiential and relational view (2014)
Journal Article
Galvin, K., & Todres, L. (2015). Dignity as honour-wound: An experiential and relational view. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 21(3), 410-418. doi:10.1111/jep.12278

© 2014 The Authors. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. In this paper, we draw on a phenomenological-philosophical foundation to clarify the meaning of dignity as a coherent phenomenon. Consistent with an... Read More about Dignity as honour-wound: An experiential and relational view.

Caring for insiderness: Phenomenologically informed insights that can guide practice (2014)
Journal Article
Todres, L., Galvin, K. T., & Dahlberg, K. (2014). Caring for insiderness: Phenomenologically informed insights that can guide practice. International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being, 9(1), 21421. https://doi.org/10.3402/qhw.v9.21421

Understanding the "insider" perspective has been a pivotal strength of qualitative research. Further than this, within the more applied fields in which the human activity of "caring" takes place, such understanding of "what it is like" for people fro... Read More about Caring for insiderness: Phenomenologically informed insights that can guide practice.

"In the middle of everywhere" : a phenomenological study of mobility and dwelling amongst rural elders (2012)
Journal Article
Todres, L., & Galvin, K. T. (2012). "In the middle of everywhere" : a phenomenological study of mobility and dwelling amongst rural elders. Phenomenology and Practice, 6(1), 55-68. https://doi.org/10.29173/pandpr19854

This study aimed to investigate the phenomenon of the meaning of mobility for elders living in rural areas. A phenomenological study was undertaken with older people living in rural South West England and Wales. Ten interviews were undertaken in peop... Read More about "In the middle of everywhere" : a phenomenological study of mobility and dwelling amongst rural elders.

Kinds of well-being: a conceptual framework that provides direction for caring (2011)
Journal Article
Galvin, K. T., & Todres, L. (2010). Kinds of well-being: a conceptual framework that provides direction for caring. International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being, 6(4), doi:10.3402/qhw.v6i4.10362

This article offers a conceptual framework by which different kinds and levels of well-being can be named, and as such, provides a foundation for a resource-oriented approach in situations of illness and vulnerability (rather than a deficit-oriented... Read More about Kinds of well-being: a conceptual framework that provides direction for caring.

Research based empathic knowledge for nursing: A translational strategy for disseminating phenomenological research findings to provide evidence for caring practice (2010)
Journal Article
Todres, L., & Galvin, K. T. (2011). Research based empathic knowledge for nursing: A translational strategy for disseminating phenomenological research findings to provide evidence for caring practice. International journal of nursing studies, 48(4), (522-530). doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.08.009. ISSN 0020-7489

We are interested in the kind of knowledge that is particularly relevant to caring practice and the way in which qualitative research findings can serve such knowledge. As phenomenological researchers we have been engaged with the question of how fin... Read More about Research based empathic knowledge for nursing: A translational strategy for disseminating phenomenological research findings to provide evidence for caring practice.

Embodied interpretation: a novel way of evocatively re-presenting meanings in phenomenological research (2008)
Journal Article
Todres, L., & Galvin, K. T. (2008). Embodied interpretation: a novel way of evocatively re-presenting meanings in phenomenological research. Qualitative Research, 8(5), 568-583. doi:10.1177/1468794108094866

This article contributes to a growing trend in articulating an aesthetic phenomenology that exercises more evocative and poetic forms of writing. Our task is to give ontological weight to our common humanity, thereby facilitating experiences of recog... Read More about Embodied interpretation: a novel way of evocatively re-presenting meanings in phenomenological research.


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