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Economic evaluation of CPD activities for healthcare professionals: A scoping review (2022)
Journal Article
Orlik, W., Aleo, G., Kearns, T., Briody, J., Wray, J., Mahon, P., …Fitzgerald, C. (2022). Economic evaluation of CPD activities for healthcare professionals: A scoping review. Medical Education, https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.14813

Context: Continuing professional development (CPD) activities for healthcare professionals are central to the optimisation of patient safety and person-centred care. Although there is some evidence on the economics of healthcare professionals trainin... Read More about Economic evaluation of CPD activities for healthcare professionals: A scoping review.

Approaches used to enhance transition and retention for newly qualified nurses (NQNs): a rapid evidence assessment (2020)
Journal Article
Watson, R., Wray, J., Gibson, H., & Barrett, D. (in press). Approaches used to enhance transition and retention for newly qualified nurses (NQNs): a rapid evidence assessment. Nurse education today, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104651

Aim: To undertake a rapid evidence assessment of approaches used to enhance nurse transition and retention for newly qualified nurses and to evaluate the strength of the evidence for specific approaches to nurse transition and retention. Design: A ra... Read More about Approaches used to enhance transition and retention for newly qualified nurses (NQNs): a rapid evidence assessment.

‘A fifty mile round trip to change a lightbulb’: An exploratory study of carers’ experiences of providing help, care and support to families and friends from a distance (2020)
Journal Article
White, C., Wray, J., & Whitfield, C. (2020). ‘A fifty mile round trip to change a lightbulb’: An exploratory study of carers’ experiences of providing help, care and support to families and friends from a distance. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28(5), 1632-1642. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12988

While the role of carers has been widely investigated, the experiences of those who care from a distance have been little explored, especially in the United Kingdom. However, contemporary patterns of family life suggest that this may be a significant... Read More about ‘A fifty mile round trip to change a lightbulb’: An exploratory study of carers’ experiences of providing help, care and support to families and friends from a distance.

Involving carers in risk assessment: a study of a structured dialogue between mental health nurses and carers (2019)
Journal Article
Jackson, H., Wray, J., Gardiner, E., & Flanagan, T. (2019). Involving carers in risk assessment: a study of a structured dialogue between mental health nurses and carers. Journal of research in nursing : JRN, 24(5), 330-341. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987119851533

© The Author(s) 2019. Background: Involving carers is a key priority in mental health services. Carers report the sharing of service users’ safety information by mental health nurses is problematic and seldom takes place. Aims: The impact of an inter... Read More about Involving carers in risk assessment: a study of a structured dialogue between mental health nurses and carers.

The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review (2019)
Journal Article
Ahankari, A. S., Wray, J., Jomeen, J., & Hayter, M. (2019). The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review. Public health, 173, 83-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2019.05.023

Objectives: To conduct a systematic review to summarise currently implemented interventions investigating their effectiveness in reducing alcohol use and sexual risk taking behaviour in teenagers and young adults. Study design: Systematic review M... Read More about The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review.

Are mentors failing to fail underperforming student nurses? An integrative literature review (2019)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Kennedy, M., & North, H. (2019). Are mentors failing to fail underperforming student nurses? An integrative literature review. British Journal of Nursing, 28(4), 250-255. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.4.250

Aim: this review aimed to identify and review primary research to address the question: ‘Is there evidence that mentors are failing to fail underperforming student nurses?’ Design: this was an integrative literature review. Methods: online databases... Read More about Are mentors failing to fail underperforming student nurses? An integrative literature review.

Factors affecting the programme completion of pre-registration nursing students through a three year course: a retrospective cohort study (2017)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Aspland, J., Barrett, D., & Gardiner, E. (2017). Factors affecting the programme completion of pre-registration nursing students through a three year course: a retrospective cohort study. Nurse education in practice, 24, 14-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2017.03.002

© 2017 Students who leave pre-registration nurse education having failed to complete remain a concern for higher education institutions. This study identifed factors influencing completion using a retrospective cohort analysis to map student characte... Read More about Factors affecting the programme completion of pre-registration nursing students through a three year course: a retrospective cohort study.