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  • Claiming their place - Men's interactions with midwives within maternity care 

    LALOR, JOAN; CRONIN, PATRICIA (2012)
    Over the past two decades there has been increased interest in the role of men in the childbearing and childrearing process. However, there is a dearth of evidence which specifically focuses on the role of midwives in ...
  • Concept analysis in healthcare research 

    COUGHLAN, MICHAEL; RYAN, FRANCES; CRONIN, PATRICIA (2010)
    Background: In recent years there has been an increasing interest in concept analysis as a means of establishing conceptual clarity about phenomena of interest within healthcare disciplines. This emergence is associated ...
  • A guide to critiquing research - Part 1 - Quantitative Research 

    CRONIN, PATRICIA; RYAN, FRANCES; COUGHLAN, MICHAEL (2007)
    When caring for patients, it is essential that nurses are using the current best practice. To determine what this is, nurses must be able to read research critically. But for many qualified and student nurses, the terminology ...
  • A guide to critiquing research - Part 2 - Qualitative Research 

    CRONIN, PATRICIA; RYAN, FRANCES; COUGHLAN, MICHAEL (2007)
    As with a quantitative study, critical analysis of a qualitative study involves an in-depth review of how each step of the research was undertaken. Qualitative and quantitative studies are, however, fundamentally different ...
  • Living with Chronic Pancreatitis: A qualitative study. 

    CRONIN, PATRICIA; BEGLEY, CECILY (2013)
    OBJECTIVE: Recent literature acknowledges the impact of this progressive and debilitating disease on psychological and social well-being, but the plight of those with chronic pancreatitis remains unknown and hidden. The ...
  • Survey Research: process and limitations. 

    CRONIN, PATRICIA; RYAN, FRANCES; COUGHLAN, MICHAEL (2009)
    Background: Survey research is a non-experimental research approach used to gather information about the incidence and distribution of, and the relationships that exist between, variables in a pre-determined population. ...
  • Undertaking a literature review: a step-by-step approach 

    CRONIN, PATRICIA; RYAN, FRANCES; COUGHLAN, MICHAEL (2008)
    Nowadays, most nurses, pre- and post-qualification, will be required to undertake a literature review at some point, either as part of a course of study, as a key step in the research process, or as part of clinical practice ...
  • Waiting for health care: a concept analysis 

    CRONIN, PATRICIA (2008)
    AIM: This paper is a report of an analysis of the concept of waiting for health care from the client's perspective. BACKGROUND: Waiting is commonplace in many areas of health care and has become a topical and ...