Mary R O'Brien

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Affiliation: Edge Hill College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint From symptom onset to a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease (ALS/MND): experiences of people with ALS/MND and family carers - a qualitative study
    Mary R O'Brien
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 12:97-104. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Social services homecare for people with motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: why are such services used or refused?
    Mary R O'Brien
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, UK
    Palliat Med 26:123-31. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Unsolicited written narratives as a methodological genre in terminal illness: challenges and limitations
    Mary R O'Brien
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Qual Health Res 22:274-84. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Use of unsolicited first-person written illness narratives in research: systematic review
    Mary R O'Brien
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK
    J Adv Nurs 66:1671-82. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Barriers to dying at home: the impact of poor co-ordination of community service provision for patients with cancer
    Mary O'Brien
    Evidence based Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, St Helen s Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 18:337-45. 2010
  6. pmc Exploring the views of second-year Foundation Programme doctors and their educational supervisors during a deanery-wide pilot Foundation Programme
    M O'BRIEN
    Mersey Deanery, Liverpool, UK
    Postgrad Med J 82:813-6. 2006
  7. doi request reprint The need for support services for family carers of people with motor neurone disease (MND): views of current and former family caregivers a qualitative study
    Mary R O'Brien
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 34:247-56. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Healthcare professionals' knowledge of motor neurone disease
    Mary R O'Brien
    Centre for Health Research and Evaluation, Edge Hill College, Ormskirk, Lancashire
    Br J Nurs 13:1080-4. 2004
  9. pmc Gaining consensus on family carer needs when caring for someone dying at home to develop the Carers' Alert Thermometer (CAT): a modified Delphi study
    Katherine Knighting
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Edge Hill University, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Ormskirk, UK
    J Adv Nurs 72:227-39. 2016
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospital based palliative care teams improve the insight of cancer patients into their disease
    Barbara Jack
    Edge Hill College Faculty of Health, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
    Palliat Med 18:46-52. 2004

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Publications30

  1. doi request reprint From symptom onset to a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease (ALS/MND): experiences of people with ALS/MND and family carers - a qualitative study
    Mary R O'Brien
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 12:97-104. 2011
    ..Greater public awareness of the illness is also needed. Furthermore, delivery of the diagnosis should more closely adhere to established guidelines...
  2. doi request reprint Social services homecare for people with motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: why are such services used or refused?
    Mary R O'Brien
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, UK
    Palliat Med 26:123-31. 2012
    ..Service providers need a greater awareness of the nature of the disease and their role in its management...
  3. doi request reprint Unsolicited written narratives as a methodological genre in terminal illness: challenges and limitations
    Mary R O'Brien
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Qual Health Res 22:274-84. 2012
    ..We encountered and sought to overcome a number of methodological and ethical challenges, which is our focus here...
  4. doi request reprint Use of unsolicited first-person written illness narratives in research: systematic review
    Mary R O'Brien
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK
    J Adv Nurs 66:1671-82. 2010
    ..This paper is a report of a methodological systematic review conducted to critically analyze the use of unsolicited first-person written illness narratives for research purposes...
  5. doi request reprint Barriers to dying at home: the impact of poor co-ordination of community service provision for patients with cancer
    Mary O'Brien
    Evidence based Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, St Helen s Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 18:337-45. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Exploring the views of second-year Foundation Programme doctors and their educational supervisors during a deanery-wide pilot Foundation Programme
    M O'BRIEN
    Mersey Deanery, Liverpool, UK
    Postgrad Med J 82:813-6. 2006
    ....
  7. doi request reprint The need for support services for family carers of people with motor neurone disease (MND): views of current and former family caregivers a qualitative study
    Mary R O'Brien
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 34:247-56. 2012
    ..Carers' need for, and use of, support services are not fully understood; this study aimed to explore, from a qualitative perspective, the views of current and former family carers of people with MND...
  8. ncbi request reprint Healthcare professionals' knowledge of motor neurone disease
    Mary R O'Brien
    Centre for Health Research and Evaluation, Edge Hill College, Ormskirk, Lancashire
    Br J Nurs 13:1080-4. 2004
    ....
  9. pmc Gaining consensus on family carer needs when caring for someone dying at home to develop the Carers' Alert Thermometer (CAT): a modified Delphi study
    Katherine Knighting
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Edge Hill University, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Ormskirk, UK
    J Adv Nurs 72:227-39. 2016
    ..To report a multi-phase modified Delphi study conducted with carers and professionals to identify the priority areas for inclusion in an alert screening tool for carers providing support to someone dying at home...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hospital based palliative care teams improve the insight of cancer patients into their disease
    Barbara Jack
    Edge Hill College Faculty of Health, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
    Palliat Med 18:46-52. 2004
    ..Potential explanations are made for these results including enhanced communication skills of the palliative care team are explored...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hospital based palliative care teams improve the symptoms of cancer patients
    Barbara Jack
    Edge Hill College School of Health Studies, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
    Palliat Med 17:498-502. 2003
    ..001). Consecutive patients with cancer admitted to hospital for symptom control during this study improved, but those patients who received specialist palliative care had a significantly greater improvement in their symptoms...
  12. ncbi request reprint A comparison of cancer patients and nurse specialist's symptom-assessment scores, in an acute hospital
    Barbara Jack
    Edge Hill College, School of Health Studies, University Hospital, Aintree, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool L97AL, UK
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 7:130-1. 2003
  13. ncbi request reprint A stakeholder evaluation of the impact of the palliative care clinical nurse specialist upon doctors and nurses, within an acute hospital setting
    Barbara Jack
    Edge Hill College, School of Health Studies, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool and the Marie Curie Centre, Liverpool, UK
    Palliat Med 17:283-8. 2003
    ..This paper will focus upon exploring these potential benefits, included providing support, advice and education...
  14. pmc Systematic review of the management of incontinence and promotion of continence in older people in care homes: descriptive studies with urinary incontinence as primary focus
    Brenda Roe
    Health Research Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, UK
    J Adv Nurs 67:228-50. 2011
    ..This is a review of descriptive studies with incontinence as the primary focus in older people in care homes...
  15. doi request reprint Supporting family carers providing end-of-life home care: a qualitative study on the impact of a hospice at home service
    Barbara A Jack
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK
    J Clin Nurs 24:131-40. 2015
    ..To explore bereaved family carers' perceptions and experiences of a hospice at home service...
  16. ncbi request reprint Information-seeking behaviour among people with motor neurone disease
    Mary R O'Brien
    Centre for Health Research and Evaluation, Edge Hill College, Ormskirk, Lancashire
    Br J Nurs 13:964-8. 2004
    ..All participants described negative effects on being exposed to unsolicited information, often in the form of media coverage. This work highlights the impact of unsolicited information on people with MND, an area not previously studied...
  17. ncbi request reprint Do hospital-based palliative care clinical nurse specialists de-skill general staff?
    Barbara Jack
    Edge Hill College School of Health Studies, University Hospital Aintree Marie Curie Centre, Liverpool, UK
    Int J Palliat Nurs 8:336-40. 2002
    ..The impact that clinical nurse specialists are having on empowering the junior staff is also discussed and recommendations for further research are suggested...
  18. doi request reprint Supporting older people with cancer and life-limiting conditions dying at home: a qualitative study of patient and family caregiver experiences of Hospice at Home care
    Barbara A Jack
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK
    J Adv Nurs 72:2162-72. 2016
    ..To explore patients' and family caregivers' experiences and perceptions of Hospice at Home care...
  19. doi request reprint Short break and emergency respite care: what options for young people with life-limiting conditions?
    Tracy K Mitchell
    Research Assistant, at the Evidence Based Practice Research Centre, Edge Hill University, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK
    Int J Palliat Nurs 22:57-65. 2016
    ..Service providers face difficult decisions about how best to develop services for the increasing numbers of young people with life-limiting conditions who require palliative care...
  20. pmc Development of the Carers' Alert Thermometer (CAT) to identify family carers struggling with caring for someone dying at home: a mixed method consensus study
    Katherine Knighting
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Edge Hill University, Faculty of Health and Social Care, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP, UK
    BMC Palliat Care 14:22. 2015
    ..The aim of the study was to explore what professionals and carers of patients with cancer and advanced progressive illness, in their last year of life, find burdensome and to develop an alert system for use by non-specialist staff...
  21. doi request reprint Enhancing communication with distressed patients, families and colleagues: the value of the Simple Skills Secrets model of communication for the nursing and healthcare workforce
    Barbara A Jack
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health and Social Care Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 4QP, UK Electronic address
    Nurse Educ Today 33:1550-6. 2013
    ..The Simple Skills Secrets is a visual, easily memorised, model of communication for healthcare staff to respond to the distress or unanswerable questions of patients, families and colleagues...
  22. doi request reprint Care of patients with neurological conditions: the impact of a Generic Neurology Nursing Service development on patients and their carers
    Jennifer A Kirton
    Evidence based Practice Research Centre, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK
    J Clin Nurs 21:207-15. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to explore patients and carers views and experiences of the impact of the Generic Neurology Nursing Service...
  23. doi request reprint Spirituality and/or religious faith: A means for coping with the effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease?
    Mary R O'Brien
    Reader in Health Research, Evidence Based Practice Research Centre EPRC, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Palliat Support Care 13:1603-14. 2015
    ..Our intention was to understand how personal spirituality and religious faith might help those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease (ALS/MND) cope with their impending death...
  24. doi request reprint Development of a Rheumatology-specific Patient Concerns Inventory and Its Use in the Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic Setting
    Ashar E Ahmed
    From the Department of Rheumatology, Aintree University Hospitals National Health Service NHS Trust, Liverpool Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK A E Ahmed, MBBS, MRCP, Consultant Rheumatologist and Acute Physician at Southport Hospital D Lowe, MSc, C Stat, Medical Statistician at Evidence Based Practice Research Centre EPRC, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University and Regional Maxillofacial Unit, University Hospital Aintree J A Kirton, BSc Hons, MSc, PGCE, Research Assistant at Edge Hill University M R O Brien, PhD, Professor of Palliative and Supportive Care at Edge Hill University A Mediana, BSc Nursing, Research Nurse at Aintree University Hospital NHS Trust H Frankland, Bsc, Senior Research Nurse, Aintree University Hospital NHS Trust H Bruce, MBChB Hons, Salford Royal Foundation Trust T Kennedy, MBChB, Core Trainee in Anaesthesia, Aintree University Hospital NHS Trust S N Rogers, fds, RCS, FRCS
    J Rheumatol 43:779-87. 2016
    ..Delivering this in a holistic way is a growing challenge. The aim of our study was to develop a Patient Concerns Inventory (PCI) and assess it in the rheumatology clinic setting...
  25. ncbi request reprint The final hurdle: preparation for the PhD viva examination
    Barbara Jack
    Edge Hill College School of Health Studies, University Hospital Aintree Marie Curie Centre, Liverpool, UK
    Nurse Res 10:66-76. 2002
    ..The paper explores the actual viva and makes suggestions to deal effectively with questioning from the examiners. Finally, the results of the viva and steps needed to address corrections are discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Ward managers' perceptions of the role of healthcare assistants
    Barbara Jack
    Edge Hill College Faculty of Health, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
    Br J Nurs 13:270-5. 2004
    ..Additionally, 82% (n = 27) of the managers reported that the healthcare assistant's role could be expanded, although concerns were raised regarding additional training and supervision...
  27. doi request reprint Factors influencing surgery as a choice of career: results of an electronic survey of early years surgical trainees
    M O'BRIEN
    Postgrad Med J 84:109. 2008
  28. ncbi request reprint Doctors and the public concord in their acceptance of antihypertensive drug treatment
    J J Oliver
    Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    J Hum Hypertens 20:901-3. 2006
  29. ncbi request reprint The portfolio: how was it for you? Views of F2 doctors from the Mersey Deanery Foundation Pilot
    I Ryland
    Mersey Deanery, Liverpool, UK
    Clin Med 6:378-80. 2006
    ..Free text responses suggested that trainees appreciate the portfolio but that an understanding of its content and purpose, particularly by educational supervisors, is paramount to its success...
  30. pmc Appraisal, assessment and career development for doctors in training: the Mersey Deanery personal development portfolio
    J S Sprigge
    Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust, Merseyside, UK
    J R Soc Med 99:521-6. 2006
    ..To develop a robust valid and exportable appraisal and assessment process for doctors in training which is portfolio based and works at all hospitals within the deanery. It is called the personal development portfolio...