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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. https://doi.org/10.4103/1119-3077.86786

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

Reviews - Johan Bouwer (ed.), Successful Ageing, Spirituality and Meaning: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Peeters Publishers, Leuven, Belgium, 2010, 284 pp., pbk €48, ISBN 13: 978 90 429 2268 6. (2011)
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Draper, P. (2011). Reviews - Johan Bouwer (ed.), Successful Ageing, Spirituality and Meaning: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Peeters Publishers, Leuven, Belgium, 2010, 284 pp., pbk €48, ISBN 13: 978 90 429 2268 6. Ageing and Society, 31(04), 713-714. doi:10.1017/s0144686x11000018

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

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2008.05.013

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

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

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

Accommodative speech and terms of endearment: elements of a language mode often experienced by older adults (2003)
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Brown, A., & Draper, P. (2003). Accommodative speech and terms of endearment: elements of a language mode often experienced by older adults. Journal of advanced nursing, 41(1), (15-21). doi:10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02500.x. ISSN 0309-2402

Aim. To discuss the use of patronizing patterns of speech and modified forms of address in conversations between nurses and other health workers, and older people. Rationale. The impetus for this paper was the publication of the National Service F... Read More

Who is in control? An investigation of nurse and patient beliefs relating to control of their health care (1994)
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Smith, R., & Draper, P. (1994). Who is in control? An investigation of nurse and patient beliefs relating to control of their health care. Journal of advanced nursing, 19(5), (884-892). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.1994.tb01165.x. ISSN 0309-2402

This study compares nurse and patient beliefs regarding control of health and perceptions of the amount of patient control. Data were collected from 21 nurses and 32 patients on a mixed surgical ward, using a series of self‐report questionnaires. No... Read More

Quality of life as quality of being: an alternative to the subject-object dichotomy (1992)
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Draper, P. (1992). Quality of life as quality of being: an alternative to the subject-object dichotomy. Journal of advanced nursing, 17(8), (965-970). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.1992.tb02025.x. ISSN 0309-2402

The opening section of this paper is concerned with certain questions concerning the concept ‘quality of life’ Is it possible for one person to make judgements about the quality of life of another? If it is possible, then is it morally acceptable? Gi... Read More