Mary E Braine

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Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) is a rare immune-mediated disease that presents with predominantly distal motor weakness in one or more limbs without sensory loss. Symptoms may give riseto functional impairment and consequently may affect quality of life. High-dose intravenous immunoglobulin's therapy (IVIg) is the current mainstay treatment, however,(More)
There are a variety of arrangements to support pre-registration nursing students whilst they engage with the theoretical and practical elements of their course; these includes academic supervisor and a personal tutor. The personal tutor system is recognized as an effective method of ensuring that each student has access to a wide range of support services(More)
Reflection and the development of reflective practitioners are integral in many nursing programmes. This study set out to explore new lecturers' perception and understanding of reflection and how well they are preparing nurses to be reflective practitioners. Using a mixed method, new lecturers appointed to the school of nursing within the last 18 months(More)
  • Mary E Braine
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 2006
Although clinical governance is prominent in modern health care, it is often perceived as an abstract concept. This article explains the key components of clinical governance and relates these to nursing practice. The author emphasises that clinical governance should be viewed as an opportunity to improve care delivery.
  • Mary E Braine
  • The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of…
  • 2011
Acquired brain injury (ABI) can be a sudden, dramatic, and, sometimes, fatal event that instantly disrupts the lives of the patients and their families. Healthcare professionals and families are being confronted with the long-term effects of ABI. This article presents a descriptive phenomenological study that aimed to explore the families' meaning of living(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess burden and life satisfaction in family members of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) at 1 and 2 years post-injury, examine if change in burden can be predicted by family member and patient demographics, patient's functional status, family members social network or level of burden at 1 year. METHODS Prospective national(More)
BACKGROUND People with complex neurological conditions require co-ordinated care provided by nurses educated in meeting service needs, understanding the pathophysiological processes of disease and the preparation to care for those with complex needs. However, evidence suggests that neuroscience specific education provision is largely unregulated and set(More)