#HelloMyNameIs: A call for new research

In 2013, Kate Granger (@GrangerKate) (1981 – 2016), in response to her own health care experience as a cancer patient, launched the #HelloMyNameIs social media campaign with this tweet. From that point onwards, Kate (with her insights as a consultant medical officer and as a patient) and her husband Chris Pointon @PointonChris campaigned strongly to change... Continue Reading →

Validation of choking and pneumonia risk assessments for adults with IDD

Article title: Validation of the Choking Risk Assessment and Pneumonia Risk Assessment for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Aims: This study aimed to develop and validate the Choking Risk Assessment (CRA) and Pneumonia Risk Assessment (PRA) tools to differentiate adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) who were at high risk of choking... Continue Reading →

#MobileTech project – Ms Bridget Sharpe – online survey and focus group summary poster

In 2014, Ms. Bridget Sharpe (Graded Honours Student, Speech Pathology, The University of Newcastle) conducted an investigation into hospital nurses' views on the feasibility of using mobile communication technologies at the bedside with patients who cannot speak. The Online Survey saw recruitment through Twitter. The results of the online survey were discussed by one face-to-face... Continue Reading →

#OralHealth project – Publications on Results

Update: The following paper has now been accepted to the journal 'Applied Nursing Research' on 22nd October 2015. Hilton, S., Sheppard, J. J., & Hemsley, B. (Accepted 22 Oct 2015) Feasibility of Implementing Oral Health Guidelines in Residential Care Settings: Views of Nursing Staff and Residential Care Workers. Applied Nursing Research. The findings are also displayed... Continue Reading →

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