Merryl E Harvey

Merryl E Harvey
Birmingham City University | BCU · Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

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Publications (32)
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Problem Many women experience the transition to motherhood as stressful and find it challenging to cope, contributing to poor emotional wellbeing. Background Postnatal social support from health professionals can support new mothers in coping with this transition, but their social support role during the postnatal period is poorly defined. Aim To...
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Postnatal care is the aspect of maternity care with which women in England are least satisfied. Little is known about first-time mothers' expectations of postnatal care, or how these expectations relate to their experiences and appraisal of care. Thirty-two first-time mothers took part in a longitudinal qualitative descriptive study, based on two s...
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Background There are many studies of women's experiences of care during the postnatal period, however little is known about women's expectations of postnatal care. Objective This study explores first-time pregnant women's expectations, both ideal and real life, of postnatal care in England. Design a descriptive, cross-sectional online survey desi...
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Objective To explore what first time mothers in England expect from postnatal care while they are pregnant, what they would ideally like, where they get their information on postnatal care, and their views on the sufficiency of this information. Design A qualitative descriptive interview-based study. Setting England Participants A maximum variat...
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Background: Effective postnatal care can support a safe and confident transition to parenthood, but it is the aspect of maternity care with which women in England are least satisfied. Little is known about first time mothers’ expectations of postnatal care in hospitals, in birth centres and in the community, or how these expectations relate to thei...
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Having a child born prematurely can plunge parents into an unknown and sometimes frightening situation, where they experience a loss of control over events and reduced decision making capacity. Preterm birth sometimes results in post-traumatic stress disorder for parents and negatively impacts on parent-child interactional patterns, especially if p...
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The number of preterm births is increasing globally and in England, yet professional knowledge about the short and long-term developmental consequences and the psycho-social effect on parents is limited amongst the early years workforce. Using a social ecological systems theory approach this paper reports on a mixed-methods study that aimed to expl...
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This project explored the early care and education experiences of young children born prematurely through parent reports. Methods included an online survey (209 parents) and semi-structure interviews (13 parents). Findings show that parents would like professional training on the psycho-social and socio-medical impact of premature birth for both pa...
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Background We tested the hypothesis that routine MRI would improve the care and well-being of preterm infants and their families. Design Parallel-group randomised trial (1.1 allocation; intention-to-treat) with nested diagnostic and cost evaluations (EudraCT 2009-011602-42). Setting Participants from 14 London hospitals, imaged at a single centre...
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Background Studies exploring parents’ trial experiences generally relate to their understanding of the consent process and the development of researcher strategies to facilitate recruitment and retention. The aim was to better understand parents’ experience of being part of a trial at the time and their perceptions of trial participation in retrosp...
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Objective To explore communication and interaction between parents and clinicians following neonatal ultrasound (US) and MRI of the brain of babies born preterm. Setting This qualitative study was undertaken as part of a larger UK study of neonatal brain imaging. 511 infants were cared for in 14 London neonatal units with MR and cerebral US imagin...
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Background The study is part of a larger research programme on neonatal brain imaging in the trial element of which parents were randomised to receive prognostic information based upon either magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound findings (ePrime study). The aim of this study was to investigate the strategies used by clinicians in communic...
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Aim To explore communication between parents and clinicians following neonatal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at term of the brain of babies born before 33 weeks gestation. Background Part of a larger study of neonatal brain imaging in which parents were randomised to receive prognostic information based upon MRI or ultrasound find...
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Parents of twins face many challenges and difficulties. These can include: the impact of a multiple birth on family life; the impact of preterm birth; coping and adapting to parenthood, particularly during the first year; managing the mismatch between support needed and support received; and the impact of all these factors on the health and wellbei...
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Objective To explore healthcare professionals’ experiences around the time of newborn resuscitation in the delivery room, when the baby's father was present. Design A qualitative descriptive, retrospective design using the critical incident approach. Tape-recorded semistructured interviews were undertaken with healthcare professionals involved in n...
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Aim: To explore parental information and communication needs during their baby's care in the neonatal unit with a focus on brain imaging and neurological prognosis. Methods: Eighteen parents recruited from one neonatal unit in the United Kingdom participated in semi-structured qualitative interviews using a grounded theory approach. The topic gu...
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To explore fathers' experiences of the resuscitation of their baby at delivery. A descriptive, retrospective design using tape-recorded semistructured interviews with fathers present during the resuscitation of their baby at delivery. Fathers described what happened, their interactions with healthcare professionals, their feelings at the time and a...
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Fathers in the United Kingdom (UK) usually attend the birth and immediate care of their baby. They also have an increasing presence during complicated and preterm childbirth, newborn resuscitation and early neonatal unit(NNU) care. However, there is limited evidence about the effect of these experiences on them. The aim of this study was to gain an...
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The aim of this study was to examine the relatively new role of neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) in the United Kingdom, comparing practice in different types of neonatal units and work undertaken by junior medical staff (JMS). Diary checklists sent to the total population of qualified NNPs in neonatal units (NNUs) and JMS in six regional centres...
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Unlabelled: The aim of this study was to investigate the views of UK clinicians in neonatal care who were working with nurses trained as neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs). A questionnaire survey was used with a total sample of senior clinicians in the 66 neonatal units with one or more qualified NNPs. The main outcome measures were type and freq...
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As part of a study evaluating neonatal nurse practitioner programmes in England, data were collected on the experience of students from four separate English National Board (ENB, A19) programmes. A total of 123 nurses participated. Data were collected from 68 nurses using questionnaires at three points (the start, middle and end of the programme. T...
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A comparison was made of the different educational programmes developed to train Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (ENB A19) in the UK. The structure and character of the programmes were examined in relation to course aims and philosophies, learning outcomes, content, teaching strategies and methods of assessment. Documentation provided by course leader...
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A large-scale evaluative study of the role and education of neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) was carried out by a team of researchers. A key element of the evaluative study was an investigation of the views and experiences of other professionals working alongside this new group. Midwifery managers or senior midwives in all the trusts in the Unit...
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The outcomes of advanced neonatal nurse practitioner (ANNP) programs in the United Kingdom were examined. The different programs of education currently available for nurses wishing to become ANNPs were compared, and the outcomes of ANNP programs, as demonstrated in the levels of performance of practitioners undertaking different programs, were eval...

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To explore first-time pregnant women's expectations about the postnatal care they will receive in England, the postnatal care they actually receive, and the impact of expectations on their satisfaction with care.
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