Nursing and Health Care at the University of Glasgow
Nursing and Health Care prepares the nurses of the future, not only to provide high quality care but to play a key role with other disciplines in ensuring health care continues to develop to meet the changing needs of society.
The University’s graduates are highly valued locally and nationally, partly because the degree offers a sound science base, integrated closely with essential caring skills and nursing theory, which produces confident and competent registered nurses.
The postgraduate education provision and research activities reflect a wider, multi-professional and holistic approach, which is essentially practice-based. Thus it addresses physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Research focuses on implementing evidence based care, improving and evaluating outcomes and quality of life for patients and carers. Cross-cutting themes are risk reduction, behaviour change, early identification and intervention, rehabilitation, supporting self-care, facilitating adjustment and maximising quality of life in chronic illness.
Research into Multiple Sclerosis
Dr Lorna Paul is leading the University's emerging programme of research in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). "The overall aim of the research is to investigate the effects of non-pharmacological interventions for improving the symptoms of MS and most importantly improving the overall function and well being of the sufferer. Last year the MS Society came to film one of our projects which they have funded under their Symptom Relief Initiative."
Six projects around the UK were filmed and the DVD is available on line at the MS Society
"We have good, collaborative links with the NHS centres at the Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Unit, NHS Ayrshire and Arran and the Southern General Hospital in addition to the MS Therapy Centre, in Maryhill Glasgow. Below are some of the projects we are working on -
- Pain in MS: The pain experience of people with MS and an evaluation of the effect of TENS on neuropathic pain in pwMS (PhD studentship)
- A preliminary study to investigate the effect of stretching and positioning the lower limb in a lengthened position on knee joint contractures in people with Multiple Sclerosis
- An evaluation of a home based physiotherapy programme for those most severely affected by MS living in rural Ayrshire.
- Vibration therapy in multiple sclerosis: a pilot study exploring its effects on tone, sensation, and functional performance."
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