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Maternal Antenatal Care Access and Attendance: A Qualitative Study of Midwives’ and Pregnant Women’s Experiences in Kilifi, Kenya (2024)
Thesis
Maina, R. (2024). Maternal Antenatal Care Access and Attendance: A Qualitative Study of Midwives’ and Pregnant Women’s Experiences in Kilifi, Kenya. (Thesis). University of Salford

Background: Antenatal care (ANC) protects against maternal morbidity and mortality. Maternal mortality remains unacceptably high in sub-Saharan African communities, which is strongly linked to low antenatal clinic attendance. Despite substantial ev... Read More about Maternal Antenatal Care Access and Attendance: A Qualitative Study of Midwives’ and Pregnant Women’s Experiences in Kilifi, Kenya.

Supporting fathers who want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child (2018)
Journal Article
Laws, T. (2018). Supporting fathers who want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child. Nursing Children and Young People, 30(6), https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2018.e1069

An increasing number of fathers want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child. Nurses endeavouring to include fathers in care are hindered by a lack of evidence-based guidelines outlining how best to engage with, educate and upskill thi... Read More about Supporting fathers who want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child.

Perspectives on supporting fathers affected by postnatal depression and a history of violence (2018)
Journal Article
Laws, T., & Keeling, J. (2018). Perspectives on supporting fathers affected by postnatal depression and a history of violence. Journal of Health Visiting, 6(1), 40-47. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2018.6.1.40

Intimate partner violence in the perinatal period is a significant problem that remains underscreened, underdiagnosed and undertreated. The establishment of evidence-based guidelines to enable health visitors to identify couples experiencing violence... Read More about Perspectives on supporting fathers affected by postnatal depression and a history of violence.

General practitioners' use of risk prediction tools and their application to Barretts Oesophagus : a qualitative study (2018)
Journal Article
Ireland, C., Laws, T., Gordon, A., Thompson, S., & Esterman, A. (2018). General practitioners' use of risk prediction tools and their application to Barretts Oesophagus : a qualitative study. Journal of primary health care & general practice, 2(1), 014

Background: Risk prediction tools are widely used for the early identification of disease and expediting referrals to medical specialists for further assessment. This study provides an understanding of general practitioners preferences for using some... Read More about General practitioners' use of risk prediction tools and their application to Barretts Oesophagus : a qualitative study.

Development of the parental needs scale for rare diseases : a tool for measuring the supportive care needs of parents caring for a child with a rare disease (2016)
Journal Article
Pelentsov, L., Fielder, A., Laws, T., & Esterman, A. (2016). Development of the parental needs scale for rare diseases : a tool for measuring the supportive care needs of parents caring for a child with a rare disease. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2016(9), 425-433. https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S113898

Background: Children and families affected by rare diseases have received scant consideration from the medical, scientific, and political communities, with parents’ needs especially having received little attention. Affected parents often have limite... Read More about Development of the parental needs scale for rare diseases : a tool for measuring the supportive care needs of parents caring for a child with a rare disease.

The supportive care needs of parents with a child with a rare disease : results of an online survey (2016)
Journal Article
Pelentsov, L., Fielder, A., Laws, T., & Esterman, A. (2016). The supportive care needs of parents with a child with a rare disease : results of an online survey. BMC Family Practice, 17(88), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-016-0488-x

Background: Parents caring for a child affected by a rare disease have unmet needs, the origins of which are complex and varied. Our aim was to determine the supportive care needs of parents caring for a child with a rare disease. Methods: An... Read More about The supportive care needs of parents with a child with a rare disease : results of an online survey.

Informing the midwife on rare genetic disorders and their effects on mothers breastfeeding – a mixed methods study (2016)
Journal Article
Laws, T., Pelentsov, L., Steen, M., & Esterman, A. (2016). Informing the midwife on rare genetic disorders and their effects on mothers breastfeeding – a mixed methods study. Evidence Based Midwifery, 14(1), 11-15

Background: An inability to breastfeed is a common source of maternal distress. Genetic disorders can prevent lactation and impair mothers and infants ability to express breastmilk. Aim: The purpose of this paper is to report on the experiences of s... Read More about Informing the midwife on rare genetic disorders and their effects on mothers breastfeeding – a mixed methods study.

Risk factors for Barrett's esophagus : a scoping review (2016)
Journal Article
Ireland, C., Thompson, S., Laws, T., & Esterman, A. (2016). Risk factors for Barrett's esophagus : a scoping review. Cancer Causes and Control, 27(3), 301-323. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-015-0710-5

Introduction Cancer of the esophagus is a highly lethal disease with many patients presenting with metastatic spread of their tumor at diagnosis; a consequence of this late presentation is the 5-year survival rate of \20 %. Barrett’s esophagus (B... Read More about Risk factors for Barrett's esophagus : a scoping review.

Parenting a child with a rare genetic disorder (2016)
Book Chapter
Pelenstov, L., O'Shaughnessy, P., Laws, T., & Esterman, A. (2016). Parenting a child with a rare genetic disorder. In J. Merrick (Ed.), Children and Childhood : Some International Aspects (125-132). Nova Science Publishers

Parenting a child with a rare genetic disorder has special difficulties, because diagnosis may be delayed or undetermined, support groups may be small and geographically scattered, and healthcare skills and resources limited. Ectodermal dysplasia (ED... Read More about Parenting a child with a rare genetic disorder.

Love, faith and hope – a secondary analysis of prostate cancer survivors and their partners (2015)
Journal Article
O'Shaughnessy, P., Laws, T., & Esterman, A. (2015). Love, faith and hope – a secondary analysis of prostate cancer survivors and their partners. Contemporary Nurse, 50(2-3), 149-168. https://doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2015.1101352

Background: Men's experience of recovery from treatment for prostate cancer has been extensively researched with reports highlighting the physical side effects of treatments such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence. The psychological, emotional... Read More about Love, faith and hope – a secondary analysis of prostate cancer survivors and their partners.

The supportive care needs of parents caring for a child with a rare disease : a scoping review (2015)
Journal Article
Pelentsov, L., Laws, T., & Esterman, A. (2015). The supportive care needs of parents caring for a child with a rare disease : a scoping review. Disability and Health Journal, 8(4), 475-491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.009

Background: Parents caring for a child with a rare disease report unmet needs, the origins of which are varied and complex. Few studies have systematically attempted to identify the supportive care needs of parents with a child with a rare disease co... Read More about The supportive care needs of parents caring for a child with a rare disease : a scoping review.

The prostate cancer journey : results of an online survey of men and their partners (2015)
Journal Article
O'Shaugnhessy, P., Laws, T., & Esterman, A. (2015). The prostate cancer journey : results of an online survey of men and their partners. Cancer Nursing, 38(1), E1-E12. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0b013e31827df2a9

Background: The initial impact of treatments for men with prostate cancer is well reported in the literature. Less is known about the psychosocial needs of these men as their journey after diagnosis and treatment continues into the months and years.... Read More about The prostate cancer journey : results of an online survey of men and their partners.

Nursing student's evaluation of a virtual classroom experience in support of their learning Bioscience (2014)
Journal Article
O'Flaherty, J., & Laws, T. (2014). Nursing student's evaluation of a virtual classroom experience in support of their learning Bioscience. Nurse Education in Practice, 14(6), 654-659. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2014.07.004

Face-to-face communication with students remains the gold standard in teaching; the effectiveness of this approach to learning is commonly and regularly assessed by students' evaluation of teaching and peer reviews of teaching. Critics note that incr... Read More about Nursing student's evaluation of a virtual classroom experience in support of their learning Bioscience.

What are the supportive care needs of parents caring for a child diagnosed with Ectodermal Dysplasia : a rare genetic disorder? (2014)
Journal Article
Pelentsov, L., O'Shaughnessy, P., Laws, T., & Esterman, A. (2014). What are the supportive care needs of parents caring for a child diagnosed with Ectodermal Dysplasia : a rare genetic disorder?. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 7(1), 23-29

Parenting a child with a rare genetic disorder has special difficulties, because diagnosis may be delayed or undetermined, support groups may be small and geographically scattered, and healthcare skills and resources limited. Ectodermal dysplasia (ED... Read More about What are the supportive care needs of parents caring for a child diagnosed with Ectodermal Dysplasia : a rare genetic disorder?.