Jos M Latour

Jos M Latour
University of Plymouth | UoP · School of Nursing and Midwifery

RN, PhD

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Introduction
Jos Latour is a Professor in Clinical Nursing and Associate Head of School - Research at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth. My clinical academic post is based at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, UK, leading the Clinical Schools and a Governor of this NHS Trust. My research interest is in NICU, PICU and Adult ICU, Emergency, and patient/family health outcomes. My expertise in research designs are quantitative (RCTs, surveys, etc) and qualitative research methods.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - present
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Position
  • Governor (representing 3 Universities)
September 2016 - present
Hunan Children’s Hospital, Changsha, China
Position
  • Professor
July 2016 - present
University of Plymouth
Position
  • Head of Department

Publications

Publications (249)
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Background and Aim End-of-Life (EOL) decision-making in paediatric critical care can be complex and heterogeneous, reflecting national culture and law as well as the relative resources provided for healthcare. This study aimed to identify similarities and differences in the experiences and attitudes of European paediatric intensive care doctors, nu...
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Aim: Investigating parent satisfaction with care is important to guide quality development. In this study we translated and validated a Danish version of the empowerment of parents in the intensive care - neonatology (EMPATHIC-N) questionnaire to determine validity in Danish contexts. Method: A psychometric study design was applied. Translation...
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Background: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic disease that affects the immature lungs of preterm infants. Infants born before 32 weeks of gestation are at a greater risk of developing BPD due to the need for respiratory support with higher oxygen requirement. Pulmonary vascular remodelling in early BPD can impose an additional burden o...
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Background The benefits of exercise and staying active are widely reported in the literature, however adherence and engagement with exercise amongst people with long-term illness and diabetes is poor. Physiotherapy aims to promote independence and physical activity using a range of strategies, including manual therapy and education/advice on exerci...
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The intensive care unit (ICU) is a complex environment where patients, family members and healthcare professionals have their own personal experiences. Improving ICU experiences necessitates the involvement of all stakeholders. This holistic approach will invariably improve the care of ICU survivors, increase family satisfaction and staff wellbeing...
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Family Centered Care (FCC) in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) included family involvement in the care process of newborns and infants. Staff perceptions of FCC may influence clinical practice and management strategies in NICUs, with an impact on quality and humanization of the care. The Family-Centred Care Questionnaire-Revised (FCCQ-R) was a...
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The impact of ethnicity on parental health outcome after paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) discharge remains unclear. Thirteen medical and healthcare databases, unpublished studies and grey literature were searched up to November 5, 2021. We performed a mixed-method systematic review to understand the impact of ethnicity on parental outcomes af...
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Background: Escalation and de-escalation are a routine part of high-quality care that should be matched with clinical needs. The aim of this study was to describe escalation of care in relation to the occurrence and timing of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) admission in a cohort of pediatric inpatients with acute worsening of their clinical c...
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Aims To explore healthcare professionals' experiences of patient‐witnessed resuscitation in hospital. Design Descriptive phenomenology. Methods Healthcare professionals involved in hospital resuscitation activities were recruited from medical, intensive care, resuscitation and education departments in a university hospital in England. Data were c...
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Background Neonatal death often occurs in tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). In China, end-of-life-care (EOLC) does not always involve parents. Aim The aim of this study is to evaluate a parent support intervention to integrate parents at the end of life of their infant in the NICU. Methods A quasi-experimental study using a non-rand...
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Objectives: To identify nursing research priorities in pediatric critical care in Asia. Design: We conducted a modified three-round eDelphi survey with pediatric critical care nurses in Asia. The eDelphi technique has been extensively used within health research to achieve a common viewpoint from experts using questionnaires to gather research p...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Other. Main funding source(s): Resuscitation Council (UK) Background Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in hospital is a stressful experience for patients who witness it and for the healthcare professionals involved. Limited evidence and guidance exist regarding the experience of witnessing a fell...
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Aims: The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of hospital patients who witnessed resuscitation of a fellow patient. Design: Descriptive phenomenology. Methods: Patients who witnessed resuscitation were recruited from nine clinical wards in a university hospital in England. Data were collected through face-to-face individual intervi...
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Background Family-Centered Care is a useful framework for improving care for hospitalized children with congenital heart disease. The EMpowerment of PArents in THe Intensive Care-30 (EMPATHIC-30) questionnaire is a widely accepted tool to measure parental satisfaction with Family-Centered Care. Psychometric properties of the EMPATHIC-30 have been e...
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Introduction Children with cerebral palsy (CP) frequently undertake physiotherapy programmes to improve walking and balance. They often require adult support to exercise in a functional position. A novel interactive exercise trainer has been devised to enable children to exercise with against resistance in a functional position, but its efficacy ha...
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Aim: To identify and establish expert consensus on important and feasible components of a nurse-led, comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)-based intervention for community-dwelling older people who live with frailty. Design: A three-round modified e-Delphi survey. Methods: An expert panel of 33 UK specialist older people's, primary and comm...
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Background End-of-life-care (EOLC) simulation is a new concept preparing student nurses for clinical practice. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of undergraduate children's nursing students participating in simulation of the imminent death of a child. Methods A sample of 39 third-year children's nursing students participated in...
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Purpose The aim of this study was to identify and define core competencies for advanced nursing roles in adult intensive care units across Europe. Methods Three round electronic Delphi conducted between September 2018 and November 2019, with an expert panel of 184 nurses from 20 countries, supplemented by consensus meetings with 16 participants fr...
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Background There are no specific validated questionnaires assessing satisfaction of family-centered care experienced by parents of infants hospitalized in Chinese Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). Aim To adapt and test the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the EMPATHIC-30 questionnaire in NICU settings. Methods A prospective,...
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Objectives: Vascular complications account for 30% to 35% of total kidney grafts lost during the first 3 months posttransplant. Early detection of vascular complications allows an opportunity for prompt intervention, which is critical to reducing graft loss. In this study, we evaluated the usefulness of an implantable Doppler probe as a vascular m...
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Aims/Objectives/Background PREM-ED 65+ is an 83-item patient experience questionnaire for over-65s attending the ED. The final development stage will confirm psychometric properties in the real-world. Following recent successes of trainee-led collaborative studies, intercalated Urgent/Emergency Care students (University of Plymouth) were invited to...
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With an increasingly complex healthcare environment, ethics is becoming a more critical part of medical education. We aimed to explore European paediatric trainees’ experiences of facing ethical dilemmas and their medical ethics education whilst assessing their perceptions of ethical dilemmas in current and future practice. The Young Sections of th...
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Background: Ambulant children with cerebral palsy (CP) undertake physiotherapy to improve balance and walking. However, there are no relevant clinical guidelines to standardise usual physiotherapy care in the UK. A consensus process can be used to define usual physiotherapy care for children with cerebral palsy (CP). The resulting usual care check...
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Background The lack of a consensus definition of neonatal sepsis and a core outcome set (COS) proves a substantial impediment to research that influences policy and practice relevant to key stakeholders, patients and parents. Methods A systematic review of the literature was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Revie...
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Aim: To explore the oral care experiences of palliative care patients and of those who support or deliver oral care to these patients: nurses, doctors, dentists, their relatives and carers. // Data Sources: An electronic search of the databases included: Embase, MEDLINE, DOSS, AMED and PsycINFO was performed. // Data selection: Six articles were in...
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Aim To explore the oral care experiences of palliative care patients and of those who support or deliver oral care to these patients: nurses, doctors, dentists, their relatives and carers. Data Sources An electronic search of the databases included: Embase, MEDLINE, DOSS, AMED and PsycINFO was performed. Data selection Six articles were included...
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The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has had a significant impact worldwide, particularly in middle- and low-income countries. While this impact has been well-recognized in certain age groups, the effects, both direct and indirect, on the neonatal population remain largely unknown. There are placental changes associated, though the contributions to maternal and...
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Background: Therapeutic footwear and insoles are preventative strategies to reduce elevated plantar pressures associated with diabetic foot ulcer risk. An insole intervention appropriate for chairside delivery optimizing plantar foot pressure reduction in people with diabetes has been developed. Aim: To explore the feasibility and acceptability of...
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Background: Most studies on parental reactions to a preterm birth and to hospitalization of the newborn in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) have involved mothers. However, emotional responses and behaviors of fathers are equally important. Usually, the father is the first to meet the preterm newborn, to find out information about baby's condit...
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The COVID-19 lockdown had a series of intended and unintended consequences, including reduced infections and changes in activities and behaviours. Some of these changes may have been beneficial to perinatal outcomes; however, other factors such as reduced access to face-to-face healthcare may have contributed negatively to antenatal care. The aim o...
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Key-points: - Different visiting policies impact on family satisfaction in ICUs before and during COVID19. - Family satisfaction outcomes can support strategies to reopen ICUs to families and improve family-centred care practices.
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Aim To explore and understand the impact of paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission on longitudinal health outcomes, experiences and support needs of children and their parents in the first 6 months after PICU discharge and to examine the role of ethnicity. Design This study uses a prospective, longitudinal design. Methods The sample will...
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Rationale and Aim: Infants with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) are at risk for neurodevelopmental delays, emotional, social and behavioral difficulties. Hospitalization early in life and associated stressors may contribute to these challenges. Family-centered Care (FCC) is a health care approach that is respectful of and responsive to the needs and...
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Purpose or Objective Patients undergoing radiotherapy are positioned to restrict motion, ensuring treatment accuracy. Immobilisation can be uncomfortable which may impact treatment accuracy. Radiation Therapists (RTT) are responsible for managing patient comfort, yet there is little evidence to guide practice. The objective was to explore patient a...
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Background and importance: Need for recovery (NFR) describes an individual's need to physically and psychologically recuperate following a period of work. Physicians working in emergency departments (EDs) have higher NFR scores than other occupational groups. Increased NFR may precede occupational burnout and identification provides opportunities...
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Background: Confidence is a cornerstone concept within health and social care's intermediate care policy in the UK for a population of older people living with frailty. However, these intermediate care services delivering the policy, tasked to promote and build confidence, do so within an evidence vacuum. Objectives: To explore the meaning of co...
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The COVID-19 lockdown had a series of intended and unintended consequences, including reduced infections, changes in activities and work practices. Some of these changes may have been beneficial to perinatal outcomes, however other factors such as reduced access to face-to-face healthcare and/or reluctance to attend hospital for fear of exposure to...
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Background Engaging relatives in the care of critically ill patients is associated with better outcomes. It is crucial to empower relatives to provide feedback. Valid satisfaction instruments are essential to identify best practices and areas for improvement. Aim The aim of the study was to adapt the Spanish version of the EMpowerment of PArents i...
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Background: Neonatal mortality rates remain high in Sub-Saharan African countries. Improving the newborn resuscitation skills of healthcare professionals is important in addressing this challenge. The aim of this study was to evaluate a neonatal resuscitation training programme delivered over a two-year period for healthcare professionals in Zanzib...
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Objectives: To map the evidence for neurally adjusted ventilatory assist strategies, outcome measures, and sedation practices in infants less than 12 months with acute respiratory failure using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Extension for Scoping Reviews guidance. Data sources: CINAHL, MEDLINE, COCHRANE, J...
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Oral symptoms in a growing number of palliative care patients are often neglected. Dental professionals are not always involved in palliative care. Oral care is often inadequately delivered to palliative care patients, while oral problems can affect the quality of life. A qualitative study was conducted to explore oral care experiences of palliativ...
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AIMS & OBJECTIVES: To develop a pediatric quality improvement instrument for enteral nutrition (EN) delivery in critically ill children and to explore the perceived barriers by pediatric intensive care healthcare professionals (HCP) (nurses, dieticians and physicians) across the world. METHODS: Cross-sectional online survey to PICU HCP across the w...
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Objectives: Describe independently living older peoples' views of oral-health, and their experiences of accessing dental care-services within community settings. Methods: Dentistry and Oral-Sciences Source, CINAHL, MEDLINE and AMED databases were searched to 15 January 2020. Assessment of methodological quality was undertaken using the JBI Criti...
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Aims To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of Mirabilite combined with Lactulose in older patients after abdominal surgery. Design It is a retrospective observational cohort study with a pre and post intervention group. Methods Medical records were retrospectively reviewed of postoperative Intensive Care patients with postoperative gastrointes...
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Aims/Objectives/Background Patient Reported Experience & Outcome Measures (PREMs/PROMs) are not yet well established in emergency care. This study aimed to determine priorities for older adults attending the ED, to inform item inclusion for a new PREM/PROM. Methods/Design One hundred thirty-five priority statements, linked to suggested PREM/PROM i...
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Objectives: To determine the need for recovery (NFR) among emergency physicians and to identify demographic and occupational characteristics associated with higher NFR scores. Design: Cross-sectional electronic survey. Setting: Emergency departments (EDs) (n=112) in the UK and Ireland. Participants: Emergency physicians, defined as any registere...
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Objectives: To determine the need for recovery (NFR) among emergency physicians and to identify demographic and occupational characteristics associated with higher NFR scores. Design: Cross-sectional electronic survey. Setting: Emergency departments (EDs) (n=112) in the UK and Ireland. Participants: Emergency physicians, defined as any registere...
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Background: Parents' health-seeking behaviors has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing parents with guidance in decision making might improve their confidence to seek timely advice when a child becomes ill. The aim of this study was to evaluate the “How to recognize if your child is seriously ill” leaflet on parents' confidence, health-s...
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Purpose or Objective The aim of this review was to search existing literature to identify comfort interventions that can be used to assist an adult patient to undergo complex radiotherapy requiring positional stability of patients for period’s ≥10 minutes. This could be stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy, or during...
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Objective: To conduct the Brazilian translation, cross-cultural adaptation, validation and reliability testing of the EMPowerment of PArents in THe Intensive Care (EMPATHIC-30). Design: Prospective study. Setting: Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Patients: Parents (n=141) completed the translated EMPATH...
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Background: Nurses at the frontline of caring for COVID-19 patients might experience mental health challenges and supportive coping strategies are needed to reduce their stress and burnout. The aim of this study was to identify stressors and burnout among frontline nurses caring for COVID-19 patients in Wuhan and Shanghai and to explore perceived e...
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Background Admission of an infant to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is often a stressful experience for parents and can be associated with feelings of inadequacy to fulfil the desirable parental role. The values, opportunities, integration, control, and evaluation (VOICE) programme was developed to engage parents in care, to decrease stress,...
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Background: Predictors of compliance with aspirin in children following cardiac catheterisation have not been identified. The aim of this study is to identify the caregivers' knowledge, compliance with aspirin medication, and predictors of compliance with aspirin in children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) post-percutaneous transcatheter occlu...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and explore the predictors and early outcomes of post-operative delirium (POD) in patients with type A aortic dissection (AAD) during intensive care unit (ICU) stays. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 301 patients with AAD who underwent surgical treatment in our i...
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Background: Children with chronic cholestatic liver diseases have a high risk of malnutrition. However, nutritional management in China has received little attention, and there has been limited evidence regarding improving these practices. This study aimed to evaluate the feeding status of chronic cholestatic children aged 6-24 months and to explo...
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Background: When a patient is approaching death in the intensive care unit (ICU), patients' relatives must make a rapid transition from focusing on their beloved one's recovery to preparation for their unavoidable death. Bereaved relatives may develop complicated grief as a consequence of this burdensome situation; however, little is known about a...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to translate and validate the shortened version of the “EMpowerment of PArents in THe Intensive Care” (EMPATHIC-30) questionnaire into Turkish to measure parent satisfaction in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). Method: The study used a cross-sectional design. The data of the study were collected from parents w...
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Background The Need for Recovery (NFR) Scale is an 11-item questionnaire that assesses how work affects intershift recovery. Items are summated to form a score with a maximum value of 100. Previously reported scores range from 38 in nurses to 55 in miners. This study aimed to determine the NFR Score among ED staff and to identify whether the NFR Sc...
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On 20th January 2020, the first COVID‐19 case was reported in Shanghai, China. As of 12th March 2020, 344 cases with laboratory‐confirmed COVID‐19 infection have been detected in Shanghai, of which three died, 321 patients are discharged, 20 patients still receive ongoing treatments (Shanghai Municipal Health Commission, 2020).
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Objectives: To explore the perceived barriers by pediatric intensive care healthcare professionals (nurses, dieticians, and physicians) in delivering enteral nutrition to critically ill children across the world. Design: Cross-sectional international online survey adapted for use in pediatric settings. Setting: PICUs across the world. Subject...
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Introduction Annually in the UK, 20 000 children become very ill or injured and need specialist care within a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Most children survive. However, some children and their families may experience problems after they have left the PICU including physical, functional and/or emotional problems. It is unknown which chil...
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The objective of this study was to examine the characteristic, content, and role of Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) in the provision of follow‐up for children and their families' post‐intensive care discharge in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (RoI). The study followed a descriptive self‐reported, web‐based survey design. “I...