Kieran Doran

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BACKGROUND It has been suggested that the employment of pharmacists in general practice might moderate the growth in prescribing costs. However, empirical evidence for this proposition has been lacking. We report the results of a controlled trial of pharmacist intervention in United Kingdom general practice. AIM To determine whether intervention practices(More)
BACKGROUND Do not resuscitate orders (DNRs) are documents which state that should a patient suffer from cardiopulmonary failure, resuscitation should not be attempted. Internationally, DNRs are often misunderstood and used inappropriately in a clinical setting. AIMS The aim of this paper was to determine the current understanding of DNRs and their(More)
BACKGROUND Recent legislation has sought to clarify abortion law in Ireland, allowing abortion where pregnancy endangers a woman's life, including through risk of suicide. Previous studies have shown that medical students' attitudes towards abortion can predict their likelihood to provide abortion care services in the future. AIM To survey graduate-entry(More)
BACKGROUND Medical school attrition is important--securing a place in medical school is difficult and a high attrition rate can affect the academic reputation of a medical school and staff morale. More important, however, are the personal consequences of dropout for the student. The aims of our study were to examine factors associated with attrition over a(More)
The aim of this research was to describe the distribution of place of death for cancer. An analysis of place of death for all 831 cancer deaths in 1995 among Doncaster Health Authority's residents was carried out. The data were extracted using the Public Health Mortality File. It was found that there is statistically significant evidence that place of death(More)
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