Paula Ormandy

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  • Paula Ormandy
  • Health expectations : an international journal of…
  • 2011
BACKGROUND Key policy drivers worldwide include optimizing patients' roles in managing their care; focusing services around patients' needs and preferences; and providing information to support patients' contributions and choices. The term information need penetrates many policy documents. Information need is espoused as the foundation from which to develop(More)
The European Practice Database (EPD) project, developed by the EDTNA/ERCA Research Board, collects data on renal practice at centre level in different European countries. Results presented in this paper focus on infection control practice in haemodialysis centres from 8 different European countries or regions following data collection from 2002 up to 2004.(More)
The key driver for this study arose from two serious untoward incidents that occurred in a large district general hospital in the United Kingdom. Following investigation of both these events the Director of Nursing in post at that time believed that poor organisation and delivery of care may have been a contributory factor. This paper reports the findings(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness and costs of providing information for patient care via librarian-mediated searches and information-skills training. METHODS A questionnaire survey to library staff and health professionals in the North West. Data was collected on perceptions of services, satisfaction and service usage, allowing a cost analysis to(More)
This paper focuses on the development of a portal in the World Wide Web (WWW), which captures and locates quality information for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). It examines the problems patients face when accessing and understanding information gleaned from Web sites and describes an idea from a Research Board Member to facilitate patient(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore library staff and health professionals' views on the effectiveness of information skills training and librarian mediated searching as methods of providing information for patient care. This is the second article describing the Effective Methods of Providing InfoRmation for patIent Care (EMPIRIC) project. The first paper, in a previous(More)
It is essential to identify the information topics that are important to chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients to provide 'appropriate' information that will improve their knowledge, promote independence and encourage them to self-manage their illness. This paper, through a systematic review, explores the existing body of evidence on the information needs(More)
BACKGROUND Nurses have always looked to support their activities through the presence of unregistered co-workers. In the later part of the 20th century this workforce has evolved from a predominance of students to increasing use of variously prepared second level nurses, nursing assistants and Health Care Support Workers. METHOD The study evaluated the(More)
This article describes how nurses on a renal unit offered support to bereaved relatives by organising a memorial service for relatives of patients who had died over the previous 12 months. The structure of the service came from a variety of remembrance services and consisted of verses, poems, words of comfort, a minutes silence and a roll call of the names(More)
  • Paula Ormandy
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 1997
Continuing Education articles are run in conjunction with the Royal College of Nursing Institute to help you earn Continuing Education Points (CEPs). All you have to do is read through the article, follow the instructions in the Time Out boxes, then answer the assessment questions that follow. Fill in the answer sheet and return it to the Freepost address(More)