Christopher Maggs

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This study was undertaken in a primary care group to explore nurse prescribing from the patient/client's viewpoint. All prescribing health visitors, district nurses and practice nurses were asked to recruit five patients for whom they had prescribed; 50 patients/clients participated in the study. Identified benefits of nurse prescribing included a more(More)
RATIONALE This paper revisits Richard Titmuss' 1970s blood donation model in the light of its 1997 reprint in order to consider whether we are justified in continuing to accept that the main reason for blood donation (and other donation types) is an altruistic desire to help others. AIM This paper explores how others have examined the notion of altruism,(More)
The aim of this study is to explore a method for achieving consensus about nursing outcomes between patients, nurses and health professionals. Focus group work as a research tool is described and reviewed. Problems of recruiting and facilitating such groups are highlighted. The relationship between focus groups and consensus is discussed. It is concluded(More)
A systematic review of research literature published in English between 1987 and 1997 was carried out to test the hypothesis that care planning and/or record keeping in nursing practice has no measurable effect on patient outcomes. The study was limited to research applicable to acute in-patient care and to non-information technology based recording. A(More)
The 12th Annual Report from the UK Renal Registry (UKRR) contains analyses of data submitted from every centre providing clinical supervision of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and (via the Scottish Renal Registry) Scotland. The data are largely extracted direct from clinical information systems used for direct clinical(More)
AIM To explore nurse prescribing from the patient's viewpoint. METHOD This study was undertaken in one primary care group in Leicestershire. All prescribing health visitors (n = 17), district nurses (n = 9) and practice nurses (n = 1) were asked to recruit five patients for whom they had prescribed. Fifty patients took part in a telephone or face-to-face(More)