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Nurse participation in legal executions: An ethics round-table discussion (2016)
Journal Article
Shields, L., Watson, R., Darbyshire, P., McKenna, H., Williams, G., Hungerford, C., …Anderson, J. (2018). Nurse participation in legal executions: An ethics round-table discussion. Nursing Ethics, 25(7), 841-854. doi:10.1177/0969733016677870

A paper was published in 2003 discussing the ethics of nurses participating in executions by inserting the intravenous line for lethal injections and providing care until death. This paper was circulated on an international email list of senior nurse... Read More

“Funerals aren’t nice but it couldn’t have been nicer”. The makings of a good funeral (2013)
Journal Article
Holloway, M., Adamson, S., Argyrou, V., Draper, P., & Mariau, D. (2013). “Funerals aren’t nice but it couldn’t have been nicer”. The makings of a good funeral. Mortality, 18(1), (30-53). doi:10.1080/13576275.2012.755505. ISSN 1357-6275

There is growing comment in both academic and popular writing about the shape and content of funerals today, with general agreement that we are seeing marked changes with a growing trend towards secularisation and personalisation. Despite this, there... Read More

Supporting disabled student nurses from registration to qualification: a review of the United Kingdom (UK) literature. (2011)
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Storr, H., Wray, J., & Draper, P. (2011). Supporting disabled student nurses from registration to qualification: a review of the United Kingdom (UK) literature. Nurse education today, 31(8), (e29-e33). doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2010.11.022. ISSN 0260-6917

This paper reviews the UK evidence in relation to support for disabled student nurses from admission to qualification. The review was undertaken with a view to informing the provision of more effective support for disabled student nurses both within... Read More

Caring for patients with brain tumor: the patient and care giver perspectives (2011)
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Mezue, W. C., Draper, P., Mathew, B. G., & Watson, R. (2011). Caring for patients with brain tumor: the patient and care giver perspectives. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, 14(3), (368-372). doi:10.4103/1119-3077.86786. ISSN 1119-3077

Background: Patients with brain tumors form a heterogeneous group in terms of clinical presentation and pathology. However, the impact of the disease on patients' families is often more homogenous and frequently quite profound. A considerable body of... Read More

The ethical basis of teaching spirituality and spiritual care: A survey of student nurses perceptions (2008)
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McSherry, W., Gretton, M., Draper, P., & Watson, R. (2008). The ethical basis of teaching spirituality and spiritual care: A survey of student nurses perceptions. Nurse education today, 28(8), (1002-1008). doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2008.05.013. ISSN 0260-6917

Background: There is a professional requirement for student nurses to achieve competence in the delivery of spiritual care. However, there is no research exploring students nurses perceptions of being educated in these matters. Aim: This paper explor... Read More

Exploring clinical nursing experiences: listening to student nurses (2008)
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Pearcey, P., & Draper, P. (2008). Exploring clinical nursing experiences: listening to student nurses. Nurse education today, 28(5), (595-601). doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2007.09.007. ISSN 0260-6917

Student nurses spend one half of their educational programme in the clinical area. The success of an educationally sound clinical placement is crucial to forming a professional nursing identity that will encompass the seen and 'unseen' aspects of the... Read More

Patronizing speech to older patients: a literature review (2005)
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Draper, P. (2005). Patronizing speech to older patients: a literature review. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 15(3-4), (273 - 279). doi:10.1017/s0959259806001869. ISSN 0959-2598

This review summarizes research into the phenomenon of patronizing speech addressed to older people by doctors, nurses, health professionals and other carers. Patronizing speech is defined and illustrated and its negative impact on the dignity and we... Read More