Graham Thurgood

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Nurses require appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to give and receive verbal handover reports effectively. Reports are important for ensuring and maintaning continuity and quality of patient care, complying with legal and professional requirements and maintaining high team morale. This article will discuss the five main reasons for the(More)
In the workplace, employees need to be protected from the health threats of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. There is a significant cost to employers associated with employee smoking at work, yet the uptake and development of a well-defined policy on smoking are not widespread, and few policies tackle the issue through promotion of smoking(More)
Introduction. The literature documents a widely-noted correlation between three clusters of features widely-distributed in Southeast Asian languages: a so-called tense register (associated with several distinct voice quality or phonation types (specifically, with creaky, tense, and sometimes harsh voice)), a modal register, which is unmarked, and a(More)
This paper is a revised and updated version of a paper on tonogenesis that appeared in Diachronica in 2002. That paper generated considerable useful feedback, supportive of the general thesis, but critical of various specific aspects; this invaluable feedback1 has resulted in a number of major and numerous minor revisions.2 Until recently the most(More)
This paper provides some personal reflections that explore the legal, ethical and human rights issues of conducting oral history interviews with elderly retired nurses. The interviews are part of a research study into the history of nursing in the West Yorkshire towns of Halifax and Huddersfield, UK, between 1870-1960. The merit of this research is that it(More)
AIM This study examined the impact of post activation potentiation on repeated sprint performance in trained Rugby Union players. METHODS Ten, male, professional Rugby Union players (mean age=25.2±5.02 years) performed 7, 30-meter sprints, separated by 25 seconds, 4 minutes following back squats (90% 1 repetition maximum) or a control condition performed(More)