Sarah Barclay

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Erythrocyte superoxide dismutase (ESOD) activity reflects copper utilization and the risk of copper deficiency. To investigate the possible effects of inorganic iron on the metabolism of copper in low birth weight infants, we have measured ESOD activities in three groups of infants receiving different iron supplements. Fifty-five low birth weight infants(More)
Knowledge of the metabolism of iron by young infants is incomplete but combining practical studies based on detecting the onset of iron depletion with isotopic studies of iron economy may improve our understanding of iron metabolism in infants and our strategies for ensuring their iron supply. The iron accumulated by the fetus is enough to delay the risk of(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore clinician and family experiences of conflict in paediatric services, in order to map the trajectory of conflict escalation. DESIGN Qualitative interview study, employing extreme-case sampling. Interviews were analysed using an iterative thematic approach to identify common themes regarding the experience and escalation of conflict. (More)
Meller S, Barclay S. Arch Dis Child (2011). doi: 10.1136/adc.2010.191833 1 of 3 INTRODUCTION It has never been all plain sailing in paediatrics and the process of making a wise treatment decision in the best interest of a sick child will, from time to time, result in a confl ict of views between the health professionals and the parents. Paediatricians who(More)
BACKGROUND Conflict in healthcare is a well-recognised but under-examined phenomenon. Little is known about the prevalence and causes of conflict across paediatric specialties. OBJECTIVE To report the frequency and characteristics of conflict in a paediatric hospital. DESIGN AND SETTING An explanatory sequential mixed-method approach was adopted. A(More)
OBJECTIVES Conflict is a significant and recurring problem in healthcare. This study aimed to understand staff and relatives' perspectives on the characteristics of conflict and serious disagreement in adult palliative care, including triggers, risk factors and the impact on themselves and clinical care. METHODS Qualitative study of 25 staff and seven(More)
BACKGROUND Conflict is a recognised component of healthcare. Disagreements about treatment protocols, treatment aims and poor communication are recognised warning signs. Conflict management strategies can be used to prevent escalation, but are not a routine component of clinical training. OBJECTIVE To report the findings from a novel training(More)
In 1964, one of us (WHG) undertook a retrospective study of bacterial meningitis in childhood in the north east of Scotland during the period 1946-61. We have recently carried out a similar review of cases occurring during 1971-86, to compare the incidence, mortality, and bacteriological patterns. During the earlier period 285 cases occurred, a total(More)