Thank you to all the panel members for giving up their time to provide their expert views throughout all the rounds of this Delphi survey and to all the Research Advisory Group members who provided extensive support and advice throughout the study.
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t The cornerstone of good research is establishing integrity. However, identifying and gauging methodological rigour for the Delphi technique remains elusive. This is due to a number of reasons such as the ongoing epistemological debate, along with continual modifications. Consequently, the scant studies exploring rigour… (More)
Nurses work in a constantly challenging and changing environment. Within this context, there is a continuing need for support. Such support will help increase morale, decrease strain and burnout, and encourage self-awareness and self-expression. Clinical supervision address all these issues and enhances the quality of care for patients. While clinical… (More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive loss of renal function over a period of time. It is common, often unrecognized, and frequently coexists with other conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. There has been little research undertaken into treatment options and decision-making processes of CKD patients in general. … (More)
The Audit Commission's (1994) report Finding a Place states that mental health problems are a major cause of disruption and difficulty in people's lives and that in any one year more than a quarter of all people suffer to some degree. The report asserts that the majority visit their general practitioner (GP) and less than half of the people concerned are… (More)
Recovery, as a concept, emerged as a core philosophy of the service user movement that began in the late 1960s and 1970s. Previous reviews on recovery in mental health have presented definitions or a conceptual framework; however, over time it has been open to disparate interpretations. The aim of this paper was to conduct the first concept analysis of… (More)
BACKGROUND Despite evidence of the effectiveness of cancer preventive services and the increasing development of guidelines, actual rates of delivery of cancer prevention activities remain low. Due to their frequent front-line contact with the public, family physicians (GPs) have the potential to play an important role in the primary prevention of cancer.… (More)