Charlotte Whiffin

Charlotte Whiffin
University of Derby · Department of Nursing and Healthcare Practice

PhD

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Publications (30)
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Background: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a growing global public health concern, representing a significant source of global mortality and morbidity, with low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) bearing the greatest burden. Acknowledging the vast heterogeneity within and between LMICs and High-Income Countries, more generally LMICs do not relia...
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Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major global health issue, but low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face the greatest burden. Significant differences in neurotrauma outcomes are recognised between LMICs and high-income countries. However, outcome data is not consistently nor reliably recorded in either setting, thus the true burden...
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In this article… 1. The value of post-graduate nursing dissertations to professional practice 2. The challenges associated with publishing work from dissertations. 3. Strategies and recommendations to overcome barriers to publication of dissertations Key points 4. Publishing work from post-graduation dissertations is of benefit to patient experi...
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Motivations for outcome data collection in TBI are threefold: to improve patient outcomes; facilitate research; and provide the means and methods for wider injury surveillance. Such data plays a pivotal role in population health, and ways to increase the reliabi...
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Objective Explore the value and potential of qualitative research to neurosurgery and provide insight and understanding to this underused methodology. Background The definition of qualitative research is critically discussed and the heterogeneity within this field of inquiry explored. The value of qualitative research to the field of neurosurgery...
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Second harm is the added psychological distress from an inadequate response by healthcare providers in response to medical errors or neglect. This inadequate response may require patients to seek counselling. The counselling needs of patients who have experienced second harm have received limited research attention. This Q methodology study address...
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In this paper, we critically explore the discourse of change post brain injury and challenge the dominant discourse of negative change, which alone leaves little room for other perspectives to exist. These negative changes pose a considerable risk to the well-being of families who may benefit from engaging in richer accounts making room for a more...
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Objectives Low-income and-middle-income countries (LMICs) are increasing investment in research and development, yet there remains a paucity of neurotrauma research published by those in LMICs. The aim of this study was to understand neurosurgeons’ experiences of, aspirations for, and ability to conduct and disseminate clinical research in LMICs....
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Background Traumatic brain injury has a significant effect on uninjured family members. Typically, this has been examined with a focus on psychopathological outcomes including stress, depression and anxiety. However, in recent years there has been increasing interest in the subjective experiences of families post-injury leading to a plethora of qua...
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Abstract Introduction: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a global public health concern; however, low/middle-income countries (LMICs) face the greatest burden. The WHO recognises the significant differences between patient outcomes following injuries in high-income countries versus those in LMICs. Outcome data are not reliably recorded in LMICs and d...
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Introduction Low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) face the greatest burden of neurotrauma. However, most of the research published in scientific journals originates from high-income countries, suggesting those in LMICs are either not engaging in research or are not publishing it. Evidence originating in high-income countries may not be ge...
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Dr Whiffin will present her research findings on how family members benefit from support to recreate a narrative, to tell their story to help them understand the changes that have taken place to them as a consequence of the brain injury to their relative. Dr Whiffin will identify the narratives created by non-injured family members in relation to t...
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Aim To examine the experiences of pre‐nursing Health Care Assistants during a six‐month programme of pre‐nursing care experience. Background Care experience prior to commencing programmes of nurse education is broadly considered to be advantageous. However, it is not clear how formal care experience prior to nurse education has an impact on the va...
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Introduction: Stories are an integral part of our sense of self. However in the presence of illness or injury what has been assumed about our lives and our perception of the future may shift or alter completely. Therefore these life events challenge the 'known self' and can be the catalyst for deconstruction and reconstruction of identity (Holloway...
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Subjective changes are increasingly recognised as important in recovery and rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. Accumulation of subjective changes over time has led many to examine the question of “continuity of self” post-injury. Vacillation between feeling the same and different is common and often at odds with the medical narrative...
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Financial support for students entering nurse education programmes has typically been the responsibility of Governments who make a substantial contribution to tuition and/or living costs. However, where programmes are not funded by Government bodies, students must make alternative arrangements for financial support. This paper explores how a univer...
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This literature review aimed to discover the factors that contribute to patients feeling unsafe in the healthcare setting. Electronic searches were undertaken using three databases to examine publications from 2002 to 2016. The design used a modified Cooper's (1982) five-stage integrative review method. Fourteen articles were identified, producing...
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Stories are an integral part of our sense of self for our stories define who we are and how we understand the world around us. As researchers we can gain insight into people's lives by listening to their story and interpreting what these stories tell us about the meaning these experiences hold. However in the presence of illness or injury what has...
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AimTo explore the narratives created by non-injured family members in relation to themselves and their family in the first year after head injury.BackgroundA head injury is a potentially devastating injury. The family responds to this injury by supporting the individual and their recovery. While the perspective of individual family members has been...
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Aim: To describe the challenges faced by those performing complex qualitative analysis during a narrative study and to offer solutions. Background: Qualitative research requires rigorous analysis. However, novice researchers often struggle to identify appropriately robust analytical procedures that will move them from their transcripts to their...
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Nursing has become an all-graduate profession; as such, student nurses must develop their skills of critical analysis. The need to develop critical analytical thinking has been identified as the single most important skill in undergraduate education and reaching the academic requirements of level six study. In degree-level healthcare programmes, st...
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A traumatic brain injury is a potentially devastating injury. The family responds to this injury by supporting the individual and their recovery but is perceived as being at risk from the challenge of meeting both new and existing demands. While the perspective of individual family members has been well documented there is growing interest in how t...
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Families are fundamental to the wellbeing, quality of life and functional and social outcomes of individuals who sustain traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the family is often vulnerable and at risk from the challenge of supporting an individual who has been left with long-term neurological disability. Considering the young population often aff...
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The aim of this article is to enable reflection on practice by exploring a nurse-patient scenario and identifying what factors trigger anger and aggressive behaviour. It recommends strategies that can be used to tackle anger among patients, and emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Anger management, which usually refers to cogn...

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