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Julie MacDonald

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

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 about Companion animals and well-being in palliative care nursing: a literature review.

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 about Student nurses' thoughts on communicating with cancer patients 50%.

Commentary on McKenna HP, Keeney S and Hasson F (2005) Views on the ground: teaching and clinical assessors’ views on vocational training for healthcare assistants in Ireland.Journal of Clinical Nursing14, 426-434 (2006)
Journal Article
MacDonald, J. (2006). Commentary on McKenna HP, Keeney S and Hasson F (2005) Views on the ground: teaching and clinical assessors’ views on vocational training for healthcare assistants in Ireland.Journal of Clinical Nursing14, 426-434. Journal of clinical nursing, 15(2), 246-247. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01183.x

Commentary on McKenna HP, Keeney S and Hasson F (2005) Views on the ground: teaching and clinical assessors' views on vocational training for healthcare assistants in Ireland. Journal of Clinical Nursing 14, 426-434 (2006)
Journal Article
MacDonald, J. (2006). Commentary on McKenna HP, Keeney S and Hasson F (2005) Views on the ground: teaching and clinical assessors' views on vocational training for healthcare assistants in Ireland. Journal of Clinical Nursing 14, 426-434. Journal of clinical nursing, 15(2), 246 - 247. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01183.x

Symptom management and palliative care (2004)
Book Chapter
McCready, T., & MacDonald, J. (2004). Symptom management and palliative care. Cancer of the gastrointestinal tract: a handbook for nurse practitioners (232 - 260). Whurr

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. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2702.2003.00671.x

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 about Differences and similarities in the perception of caring between Spanish and UK nurses.

Perceptions of nursing: a study involving nurses, nursing students, patients and non-nursing students (2002)
Journal Article
Watson, R., Deary, I. J., Hoogbruin, A. L., Vermeijden, W., Rumeu, C., Beunza, M., …McCready, T. (2003). Perceptions of nursing: a study involving nurses, nursing students, patients and non-nursing students. International journal of nursing studies, 40(2), 133-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0020-7489%2802%2900042-1

This paper describes a study of perceptions of nursing by nursing students, qualified nurses (United Kingdom and Spain), patients and non-nursing students. A survey method was used with a longitudinal panel element incorporating a 35-item version of... Read More about Perceptions of nursing: a study involving nurses, nursing students, patients and non-nursing students.

Development of an accredited cancer care course for HCAs (2002)
Journal Article
McCready, T., & MacDonald, J. (2002). Development of an accredited cancer care course for HCAs. Nursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing, 16(16), 41 - 42. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns2002.01.16.16.41.c3133

There is growing consensus that healthcare assistants (HCAs) need access to professional development, education and support. The authors describe a short course designed to educate and support HCAs working with cancer patients.