Ian J Norman

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Effective interprofessional working, which is widely considered as essential to high-quality health care, is influenced by the attitudes of health care professionals towards their own and other professional groups. Relatively little is known, however, about interprofessional attitudes, particularly of students in health care professions. This study aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity (PA) in older people is critically important in the prevention of disease, maintenance of independence and improvement of quality of life. Little is known about the physical activity of the older adults or their compliance with current physical activity guidelines. METHODS A systematic literature search of the published(More)
BACKGROUND The burden of chronic disease on healthcare services worldwide is growing and the increased development of educational interventions which help patients to better manage their own conditions is evident internationally. OBJECTIVES This paper reports on findings of a review of Cochrane systematic reviews of interventions designed to improve(More)
The competency-based approach to education, training and assessment has surfaced as a key policy in industrialised nations. Following the transition of nurse preparation to the higher education sector the need to attenuate the tension of interests between employer and educator arose. While the competency-based approach has the potential to fulfil this, the(More)
This review of the nursing literature aims to identify the factors with the greatest influence on turnover and absence of qualified nurses, possible common factors influencing both, and the relationship between absence and turnover. A hypothetical model grounded in the literature which depicts the expected relationships between these variables is presented(More)
BACKGROUND Interprofessional education (IPE) introduced at the beginning of pre-registration training for healthcare professionals attempts to prevent the formation of negative interprofessional attitudes which may hamper future interprofessional collaboration. However, the potential for IPE depends, to some extent, on the readiness of healthcare students(More)
This study used a cross-sectional, correlational design to test a model of absence and turnover of registered nurses developed from a review of the research literature (Gauci Borda and Norman, 1997). Testing the model involved comparing the relationship between job satisfaction, kinship responsibility, pay, employment opportunity, intent to stay in(More)
This paper reports findings from a study funded by the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland to test selected nursing and midwifery clinical competence assessment tools for reliability and validity. The study, which took place over two years from July 1997, involved comparing items in the selected tools with statutory(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the literature through a systematic search to assess the effectiveness of mutual support groups for family caregivers of people with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. METHODS This review of the research literature was based on the procedures suggested by the National Health Service Centre for Reviews and Dissemination(More)