Affiliation: University of Plymouth
- Parental experience of a pediatric genetic referralHeather Skirton
Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, Somerset, UK
MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs 31:178-84. 2006..To describe the experience of parents whose child has been referred for possible genetic diagnosis...
- Genetic education and the challenge of genomic medicine: development of core competences to support preparation of health professionals in EuropeHeather Skirton
Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, Taunton, Somerset, UK
Eur J Hum Genet 18:972-7. 2010..This competence framework has the potential to improve the quality of genetic health care for patients globally...
- A systematic review of variability and reliability of manual and automated blood pressure readingsHeather Skirton
Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, Taunton TA1 5YD, Somerset, UK
J Clin Nurs 20:602-14. 2011..To compare the accuracy and appropriateness of auscultatory (manual) and oscillometric (automated) devices for measuring blood pressure in clinical settings...
- Quality in genetic counselling for presymptomatic testing--clinical guidelines for practice across the range of genetic conditionsHeather Skirton
Faculty of Health, Education and Society, Plymouth, University, Taunton, UK
Eur J Hum Genet 21:256-60. 2013..We recommend the adoption of these guidelines to provide an equitable structure for those seeking PST in any country...
- A study of the practice of individual genetic counsellors and genetic nurses in EuropeHeather Skirton
Faculty of Health, Education and Society, Plymouth University, Wellington Road, Taunton, TA1 5YD, UK
J Community Genet 4:69-75. 2013..Further efforts to establish the profession at the European level through a registration process will enhance the confidence in this new group of allied health professionals...
- Nurses' competence in genetics: a mixed method systematic reviewHeather Skirton
Applied Health Genetics, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Education and Society, Plymouth University, Taunton, Somerset, UK
J Adv Nurs 68:2387-98. 2012..To ascertain the extent to which nurses are achieving the core competences in genetics appropriate for nursing practice...
- Preparedness of newly qualified midwives to deliver clinical care: An evaluation of pre-registration midwifery education through an analysis of key eventsHeather Skirton
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Education and Society, University of Plymouth, Wellington Road, Taunton TA1 5YD, UK Electronic address
Midwifery 28:e660-6. 2012..The aim of this phase was to determine whether the student midwives' educational programme had equipped them to practise competently after entry to the professional register...
- Direct to consumer genetic testing: a systematic review of position statements, policies and recommendationsH Skirton
Faculty of Health, Education and Society, Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Clin Genet 82:210-8. 2012..Further research into the impact of direct to consumer testing on health services and consumers is required to inform policies...
- Suggested components of the curriculum for nurses and midwives to enable them to develop essential knowledge and skills in geneticsHeather Skirton
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Education and Society, Plymouth University, Wellington Road, Taunton, TA1 5YD, UK
J Community Genet 3:323-9. 2012..In this paper we present the essential topics for nurse and midwife pre-registration education and suggest ways in which genetics might be incorporated into the nursing and midwifery curriculum...
- Using a community of practice to develop standards of practice and education for genetic counsellors in EuropeHeather Skirton
University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
J Community Genet 1:169-73. 2010....
- A report of two linked studies of knowledge and attitudes to prenatal screening and testing in adults of reproductive age in Japan and the UKHeather Skirton
University of Plymouth, Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5YD UK
Midwifery 24:270-80. 2008..The need for informed consent demands that the nature of screening is understood by prospective parents, but the opportunities for providing information early in pregnancy before decision-making may be limited...
- Genetic competence of midwives in the UK and JapanHeather Skirton
Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
Nurs Health Sci 12:292-303. 2010..Changes to midwifery curricula and further continuing education are required to ensure that midwives are able to provide effective care regarding genetics...
- Antenatal screening and informed choice: a cross-sectional survey of parents and professionalsHeather Skirton
School of Nursing and Community Studies, University of Plymouth, Taunton TA1 5YD, UK
Midwifery 26:596-602. 2010..antenatal screening for fetal abnormalities is now offered to all pregnant women in many countries in Europe. Previous studies have shown that women and their partners may not make informed choices about screening...
- A historical comparison of the development of specialist genetic nursing in the United Kingdom and JapanHeather Skirton
Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, Taunton, UK
Nurs Health Sci 8:231-6. 2006..By comparison, in Japan, developments in genetic nursing have occurred over a shorter period of time, but minimum standards of competence already have been agreed upon...
- Assessing the need for certainty in users of a clinical genetic health serviceHeather Skirton
Health Genetics, Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, Taunton, UK
J Adv Nurs 55:151-8. 2006..This paper presents a study investigating the need for closure in users of a genetic health service...
- A legacy for the children--attitudes of older adults in the United Kingdom to genetic testingHeather Skirton
Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, Taunton, UK, and St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
J Clin Nurs 15:565-73. 2006..The aim of this study was to assess understanding of genetics and attitudes towards genetic testing for clinical and research purposes in a group of older adults in the UK...
- Obtaining and communicating information about geneticsHeather Skirton
University of Plymouth, Taunton
Nurs Stand 20:50-3. 2005..This article, the last in this series, focuses on the ways a nurse can acquire relevant genetic information for effective practice and how this information can be communicated successfully...
- Huntington disease: families' experiences of healthcare servicesHeather Skirton
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth, Taunton, UK
J Adv Nurs 66:500-10. 2010....
- Use of educational games in the health professions: a mixed-methods study of educators' perspectives in the UKGillian Blakely
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
Nurs Health Sci 12:27-32. 2010..Similar constraints might restrict the use of active learning strategies, such as simulation, that are crucial for enabling health professionals to develop competence. These issues require consideration when planning educational methods...
- Direct-to-consumer genomic testing: systematic review of the literature on user perspectivesLesley Goldsmith
Faculty of Health, Education and Society, Plymouth University, Somerset, UK
Eur J Hum Genet 20:811-6. 2012..We also consider that there are educational implications for both consumers and health professionals...
- Addressing the issue of e-learning and online genetics for health professionalsKaren Gresty
School of Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK
Nurs Health Sci 9:14-22. 2007..The developmental process leading to the construction of clinical case studies in this resource (including theory, ethical, and practical issues) and the evaluation strategy are discussed...
- Palliative day care: a qualitative study of service users' experiences in the United KingdomVal Hyde
Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
Nurs Health Sci 13:178-83. 2011..Service providers need to recognize that opportunities for the formation of relationships between the patients, staff, and carers are of utmost importance when designing palliative day care services...
- Informed consent to healthcare interventions in people with learning disabilities--an integrative reviewLesley Goldsmith
Faculty of Health and Social Work, School of Nursing and Community Studies, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
J Adv Nurs 64:549-63. 2008..This paper is a report of an integrative review of informed consent to healthcare interventions in people with learning disabilities...
- Costs and difficulties of recruiting patients to provide e-health support: pilot study in one primary care trustRay B Jones
Faculty of Health, Education and Society, Plymouth University, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:25. 2012..This pilot study explored the feasibility and cost of recruiting patients for an e-health intervention in one primary care trust...
- Psychological factors that impact on women's experiences of first-time motherhood: a qualitative study of the transitionRuth Darvill
Mental Health Research Group, Wonford House Hospital, Dryden Road, Exeter EX2 5AF, UK
Midwifery 26:357-66. 2010..childbearing is a significant transition, especially for first-time mothers. The objectives of this study were to explore the maternal transition from womens' perspectives and to identify any unmet needs for support...
- Feasibility of combining e-health for patients with e-learning for students using synchronous technologiesRay Jones
School of Nursing and Community Studies, Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
J Adv Nurs 56:99-109. 2006..This paper is a report of a project to introduce and evaluate methods for using information and communication technologies to involve academic staff, students, and patients in a common synchronous e-learning environment...
- Direct-to-consumer genomic testing from the perspective of the health professional: a systematic review of the literatureLesley Goldsmith
Faculty of Health, Education and Society, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University, Room 300, Hepworth House, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK
J Community Genet 4:169-80. 2013..Finally, it is essential that health professionals receive sufficient education and guidelines to equip them to help patients presenting with the results of these tests...
- Incidental findings in genetic research and clinical diagnostic tests: a systematic reviewLeigh Jackson
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK
Am J Med Genet A 158:3159-67. 2012....
- Educational gaming in the health sciences: systematic reviewGillian Blakely
University of Plymouth, UK
J Adv Nurs 65:259-69. 2009..This paper is a report of a review to investigate the use of games to support classroom learning in the health sciences...
- Perceptions of young people about decision making in the acute healthcare environmentJanet Kelsey
Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth
Paediatr Nurs 19:14-8. 2007..This study explored young people's perceptions of their involvement in healthcare decisions affecting their management of care...
- Genomic health care: is the future now?Maggie Kirk
NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre, Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, UK
Nurs Health Sci 10:85-92. 2008..It is clear that genetics nurse specialists still have a considerable challenge in raising awareness about the relevance of genomics to mainstream nursing practice...
- A systematic review of the impact of foreign postings on accompanying spouses of military personnelGillian Blakely
Faculty of Health, Education and Society, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK
Nurs Health Sci 14:121-32. 2012..This would help to identify possible areas of health care provision and support necessary to maximize a military spouse's experience...
- Huntington disease: a nursing perspectiveHeather Skirton
Health Genetics, Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth, Somerset, UK
Medsurg Nurs 14:167-72, quiz 173. 2005..Nurses play a vital role as health care providers and advocates for the patient with Huntington disease...
- More than just science: one family's story of a chromosome translocation diagnosisHeather Skirton
Faculty of Health and Social Work, University of Plymouth
Paediatr Nurs 16:18-21. 2004
- Using meta-ethnography to understand the emotional impact of caring for people with increasing cognitive impairmentJane Grose
Faculty of Health, Education and Society, Plymouth University, Devon, UK
Nurs Health Sci 15:113-23. 2013..This knowledge can be used to discuss with patients and carers how best to prepare for decreasing cognition and still maintain a worthwhile quality of life...
- Development of an audit tool for genetic servicesHeather Skirton
University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
Am J Med Genet A 136:122-7. 2005..Data from the next phase of the study will be analyzed to validate the tool for use in both clinical audit and research contexts...
- Exploring supportive care for individuals affected by Huntington disease and their family caregivers in a community settingBeverley Soltysiak
Huntington s Service, Plymouth Teaching Primary Care Trust Plymouth, UK
J Clin Nurs 17:226-34. 2008....
- Discovering and addressing the client's lay construct of genetic disease: an important aspect of genetic healthcare?Heather Skirton
University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
Res Theory Nurs Pract 17:339-52. 2003..The information provided during the genetic counseling process may not be novel to the client, and will be received against a background of the client's previous knowledge about the condition...
- International collaboration in genetic nursingHeather Skirton
Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust and Lecturer, University of Wales College of Medicine
Nurs Stand 17:38-40. 2002....
- Genetic counsellors: a registration system to assure competence in practice in the United kingdomHeather Skirton
Community Genet 6:182-3. 2003
- Genetic testing and counselling in Europe: health professionals current educational provision, needs assessment and potential strategies for the futureDomenico A Coviello
Laboratory of Medical Genetics, Fondazione IRCCS, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Milan, Italy
Eur J Hum Genet 15:1203-4. 2007
- Genomics in nursing educationCynthia A Prows
Genetics Children s Hospital Medical, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
J Nurs Scholarsh 37:196-202. 2005..To review international efforts to incorporate genetics content into nursing education curricula...
- An assessment of written patient information provided at the genetic clinic and relating to genetic testing in seven European countriesCeline Lewis
Genetic Interest Group, London, UK
Eur J Hum Genet 15:1012-22. 2007..Written information should include risks and limitations of testing as well as discussion of the psychological and social aspects of genetic testing...
- Critical care outreach--a meaningful evaluationJanine Valentine
Critical Care Outreach, East Somerset NHS Trust, Yeovil, UK
Nurs Crit Care 11:288-96. 2006..While the findings of this audit are an informative addition to routine activity data, further studies are required to assess the acceptability of the service to patients and the impact of the service on patient outcomes...
- Ethics, policy, and educational issues in genetic testingJanet K Williams
The University of Iowa, 338 Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
J Nurs Scholarsh 38:119-25. 2006..Analyze ethics, public policy, and education issues that arise in the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) when genomic information acquired as a result of genetic testing is introduced into healthcare services...