Health Professional Education (Publications)

The following publications have been carried out by the ‘Professional Education’ research group. Research Methods publications are also listed.


    2007 Publications


  • Weeks KW (2007) No more ‘chalk and talk’: teaching drug calculations for the real world. Saferhealthcare, NPSA & BMJ Online Publication Group









  • 2006 Publications


  • Khera A, Fonda D, Brooks A, Torrance C, Powell G, Barton R (2006) Patient-Oriented Outcome Tool (POOT): providing guidance for the management of incontinence – a pilot study. Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal; Winter2006, Vol. 12 Issue 2: 41-48

  • Weeks KW & Lowes L (2006) Researching your own clients & students in (Lyne P & Allan D Eds) The reality of nursing research. Routledge Falmer, Oxford

  • Weeks KW, Woolley N, et al. The Authentic World Medication Dosage Calculation Suite & Authentic Diagnostic Assessment Environment: An innovative online curriculum for the learning and assessment of medication dosage problem solving skills

  • Kirkman S, Thompson D R. Watson R, Stewart S (2006) Issues for debate: Are all doctorates equal or are some “more equal than others”? An examination of which ones should be offered by Schools of Nursing. Nurse Education in Practice, In Press, Available online 21 August 2006,



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    2005 Publications


  • Campbell, M., Torrance C. (2005) Coronary angioplasty: impact on risk factors and patients’ understanding of the severity of their condition. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing 22(4):26-31

  • Torrance C, Fonda D, Barton R, Thompson J, Miles G, De Rose P, Derriman L, Brookes A, Powell G (2005) Transition Care for People with Catheters in Hospital and their Homes. Final Report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

  • Thompson D, Kirkman S, Stewart S, Watson R (2005) Improving research supervision in nursing: Nurse Education Today: : Vol: 25: pp. 283-290



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    2004 Publications


  • Dolan G, Williams R, Iredale R, Ameen J: Consumer use of the internet for health information: a survey of primary care patients: International Journal of Consumer Studies: 2004: Vol: 28: Issue: 2: 147-153

  • Dolan G, Fairbairn G, Harris S (2004) Is our student portfolio valued?. Nurse Education Today vol. 24. (0) pp. 4-13.

  • Mansell I, Bennett G, Northway R, Mead D, Moseley L, (2004) The learning curve: The advantages and disadvantages in the use of focus groups as a method of data collection, Nurse Researcher, 11 (4) 79 –88.

  • Bennett G, and Mansell I, (2004) Universal precautions: a survey of community nurses’ practice and experience; Journal of Clinical Nursing, 13, 413 – 421



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    2003 Publications


  • Dolan G (2003) Assessing student nurse clinical competency: will we every get it right? Journal of Clinical Nursing 12 (1) 132-141.



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    2002 Publications


  • Hyland M E, Broomfield J A, Holgate S T, Shaw S, Lewith G T, Dolan G, Watkins A D (2002) Use of ultramolecular potencies of allergen to treat asthmatic people allergic to house dust mite: double blind randomised controlled clinical trial. British Medical Journal vol. 324. (0) pp. 520-532.

  • Davies P D, Lado A, Northway R, Bennett G, Williams W R, Moseley L, Mead D (2002) An evaluation of student nurses’ experience of being a researcher in a mental health research project. Nurse Education Today Vol 22. (7) pp.518 – 526. ISBN – 0260 6917

  • Mansell I, Bennett G, Torrance C, Fairbairn G (2002) The role of the nurse lecturer in the supervision of students’ essays, projects and assignments: results of an all-Wales questionnaire survey. Nurse Education Today Vol 22. (7) pp. 511-517. ISBN 0260 6917



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    2001 Publications


  • Semple M, Cook R, Moseley L, Torrance C (2001) Social Influence and the recording of blood pressure by student nurses: an experimental study. Nurse Researcher (8) 3: 60 – 71

  • Weeks K W, Lyne P, Moseley L, Torrance C (2001) The strive for clinical effectiveness in medication dosage calculation problem solving skills: the role of constructivist learning theory in the design of a computer-based ‘authentic world’ learning environment Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing 5, 18-25.

  • Curtis P, Kirkman S, Stapleton H (2001) The mapping exercise: leaflet use by the maternity services in the south west region of England and by GPs in Informed choice in maternity care: an evaluation of evidence based leaflets York NHS Centre for reviews and dissemination pp.7-12.

  • Curtis P, Thomas G, Stapleton H, Kirkman S (2001) Focus groups with childbearing women in Informed choice in maternity care: an evaluation of evidence based learning. York NHS Centre for reviews and dissemination, pp. 113-136.



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    Research Methods



  • Mead D, Moseley L (2004) Awareness of the health needs of prisoners. Nursing Times Research vol. 9. (3) pp. 194-207.

  • Moseley L, Mead D, Moran L: An empirically-derived clinical placement evaluation tool: a 3-country study: Nurse Education Today: 2004: Vol: 24: Issue: 5: 350-360

  • Moseley L, Mead D (2004) When is it safer to say nothing? Some considerations on biases in sampling: Nurse Researcher 12: Issue: 1: 20-34

  • Gupta S K, Lee B, Moseley L (2002) Postoperative wound blistering: is there a link with dressing usage?. Journal of Wound Care vol. 11. (7) pp. 271-273.

  • Mead D, Moseley L (2001) Free Text Analysis of Comments written on the informed choice leaflet questionnaires – Chapter 8. Informed Choice in Maternity Care: An Evaluation of Evidence Based Learning: 45 -54. York, NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. 1-900640-18X.

  • Mead D, Moseley L (2001) The use of Delphi as a research approach. Nurse Researcher vol. 8. (4) pp. 4-23.




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