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Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Greater Manchester, UK: An active case ascertainment study (2021)
Journal Article
McCarthy, R., Mukherjee, R., Fleming, K., Green, J., Clayton-Smith, J., Price, A., …Cook, P. (2021). Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Greater Manchester, UK: An active case ascertainment study. Alcoholism: clinical and experimental research, 45(11), 2271-2281. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.14705

Background: Despite high levels of prenatal alcohol exposure in the UK, evidence on the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is lacking. This paper reports on FASD prevalence in a small sample of children in primary school. Me... Read More about Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Greater Manchester, UK: An active case ascertainment study.

Facemums 2018: final report (2020)
Report
McCarthy, R., Choucri, L., Jones, J., Butler, D., Chatwin, J., Brettle, A., & Light, B. (2020). Facemums 2018: final report

Continuity of care and easy access to reliable information during pregnancy is essential to the health and wellbeing of pregnant women. In recent years widespread use of the internet has fundamentally changed the way people obtain health informatio... Read More about Facemums 2018: final report.

Midwifery continuity : the use of social media (2017)
Journal Article
McCarthy, R., Choucri, L., Ormandy, P., & Brettle, A. (2017). Midwifery continuity : the use of social media. Midwifery, 52, 34-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.05.012

Background Continuity models of midwifery care improve women’s experiences of care and clinical outcomes, but organisationally driven working practices do not facilitate a continuity model and the midwifery care received by most women is fragmented... Read More about Midwifery continuity : the use of social media.

Understanding implementation of maternal acute illness management education by measuring capability, opportunity and motivation : a mixed methods study in a low-income country (2015)
Journal Article
Byrne-Davis, L., Byrne, G., Jackson, M., Abio, A., McCarthy, R., & Slattery, H. (2016). Understanding implementation of maternal acute illness management education by measuring capability, opportunity and motivation : a mixed methods study in a low-income country. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(3), 59-70. https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v6n3p59

A major cause of maternal death in low-income countries is a lack of adequate healthcare. The dominant approach to improving care involves continuing professional development but little is known about their impact on practice. Less still is known abo... Read More about Understanding implementation of maternal acute illness management education by measuring capability, opportunity and motivation : a mixed methods study in a low-income country.

A feasible,acceptable and effective way to teach healthcare workers in low-and middle-income countries a method to manage acutely ill obstetric women (2014)
Journal Article
McCarthy, R., Byrne Davis, L., Hart, J., Yuill, G., Slattery, H., Jackson, M., & byrne, G. (2015). A feasible,acceptable and effective way to teach healthcare workers in low-and middle-income countries a method to manage acutely ill obstetric women. Midwifery, 31(1), 19-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2014.04.009

Maternal mortality is unacceptably high in SubSaharan Africa,which accounts for 56% of all maternal deaths (WHO, 2012). Most maternal deaths are avoidable but with prompt recognition and timely intervention it is not inevitable that acute or critic... Read More about A feasible,acceptable and effective way to teach healthcare workers in low-and middle-income countries a method to manage acutely ill obstetric women.

A method of teaching critical care skills to undergraduate student midwives using the maternal-acute illness management (M-AIM)training day (2014)
Journal Article
McCarthy, R., Nuttall, J., Smith, J., & Hollins-Martin, C. (2014). A method of teaching critical care skills to undergraduate student midwives using the maternal-acute illness management (M-AIM)training day. Nurse Education in Practice, 14(6), 747-751. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2014.04.001

The most recent Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CMACE, 2011) identified human errors, specifically those of midwives and obstetricians/doctors as a fundamental component in contributing to maternal death in the UK. This paper discusses t... Read More about A method of teaching critical care skills to undergraduate student midwives using the maternal-acute illness management (M-AIM)training day.

The principles of maternity care (2014)
Book Chapter
Mason, J., & McCarthy, R. (2014). The principles of maternity care. In I. Peate, K. Wild, & N. Muralitharan (Eds.), Nursing Practice Knowledge and Care (257-273). West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell

Can the importance of midwives be measured in deaths? (2011)
Journal Article
Mccarthy, R. (2011). Can the importance of midwives be measured in deaths?. Practising Midwife, 14(6), 40-41

The devastating consequences of maternal mortality are nowhere more evident than in Uganda, where more than 6000 mothers die as a result of childbearing every year (WHO 2010). Maternal death not only devastates the families concerned but harms fut... Read More about Can the importance of midwives be measured in deaths?.

Social networking through Facebook: Are we asking for friends or foes? (2011)
Journal Article
Mccarthy, R. (2011). Social networking through Facebook: Are we asking for friends or foes?. British Journal of Midwifery, 19(7), 452-453

Despite several papers cautioning midwives about their personal and professional use of social networking sites (Bacon and Lee, 2010; Stewart, 2010; Wray, 2010), supervisors of midwives are frequently encountering issues which stem from such sites... Read More about Social networking through Facebook: Are we asking for friends or foes?.

Protecting the perineum: Have we been duped by HOOP? (2009)
Journal Article
Mccarthy, R. (2009). Protecting the perineum: Have we been duped by HOOP?. British Journal of Midwifery, 13(12), 779-781

The maintenance of an intact perineum following vaginal birth is a fundamental objective of the midwife. Traditional techniques adopted to protect the perineum were evaluated by McCandlish et al’s (1998) pivotal ‘HOOP’ study some ten years ago. The f... Read More about Protecting the perineum: Have we been duped by HOOP?.

The impact of midwife moderated social media based communities on pregnant women and new mothers
Thesis
McCarthy, R. (in press). The impact of midwife moderated social media based communities on pregnant women and new mothers. (Thesis). University of Salford

This PhD study examines the impact of moderated social media based groups for pregnant women on the provision of information and support. During pregnancy and early motherhood, women need information and support from health professionals, other pregn... Read More about The impact of midwife moderated social media based communities on pregnant women and new mothers.