• Epidermolysis bullosa: how social support affects quality of life

      Butterworth, Sondra; Mitchell, Andrew E. P.; Mason-Whitehead, Elizabeth; Martin, Kate; University of Chester (EMAP, 2019-05-01)
      Measuring quality of life has become an increasingly important method of evaluating the effect of health and social care interventions. The rare genetic condition epidermolysis bullosa is known to have a deep social impact on people’s quality of life, but most research into the condition is focused on its biomedical aspects and attempts to find a cure. A literature review has explored the relationship between social support and quality of life in people with epidermolysis bullosa. It concludes that, while more research is needed, social support does have a positive impact on quality of life and that professionals should adopt a bio-psychosocial approach to management.
    • Impact on Practice

      Lovell, Andy; University of Chester (EMAP, 2018-02-01)
      An article discussing the difficulties that professionals, particularly nurses, have when undertaking doctoral studies, because of managerial perceptions of how their work might have an impact on practice and the tension this sometimes creates.
    • Nursing theories 1: person-centred care

      Chapman, Hazel M.; University of Chester (EMAP, 2017-11-06)
      Definition and description of person-centred care Implications of person-centred care for nursing practice
    • Nursing theories 2: Clinical supervision

      Chapman, Hazel M.; University of Chester (EMAP, 2017-11-27)
      Definition of clinical supervision Benefits of clinical supervision for patients and staff
    • Nursing theories 5: Gender theory

      Chapman, Hazel M.; University of Chester (EMAP, 2018-02-26)
      Origins of feminist and gender theory and their relevance to nursing practice
    • Nursing theories 6: Social Class

      Chapman, Hazel M.; University of Chester (EMAP, 2018-03-19)
      The origins and relevance of class theory for nursing
    • A sleep hygiene tool for children with developmental disabilities

      Sutton, Julie Elizabeth; Huws, Jaci C; Burton, Christopher; University of Chester; Bangor University; Canterbury Christchurch University
      This article describes a co-design study to develop a sleep hygiene education tool for children with developmental disabilities and behavioural sleep problems. The tool is underpinned by a programme theory, which explains how sleep hygiene education should work to improve children’s sleep. In three co-design workshops, eight parents and six practitioners debated a preliminary sleep hygiene education tool, using themes developed from an earlier evidence review and exploratory study into parent and practitioner experiences of sleep hygiene education. This participatory research established stakeholder acceptability of the SHE tool and confirmed the often-hidden contextual factors that can help or hinder its success, informing the underpinning programme theory.