Biography

A midwife and nurse with considerable experience in clinical midwifery, midwifery management and midwifery education.

Research interests include:
Ascertaining the experiences of women using maternity services and determining what women want from maternity services,
Care of women with high risk and/or complicated pregnancies
Assessment of clinical skills in a university setting
Clinical and competency assessment in undergraduate midwifery education programmes and
Management of change in midwifery practice

The recent publication of the ‘Midwife Registration Programme Standards and Requirements' 4th Edition document was led by Carmel at the request of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). This national project involved extensive consultation with all of the relevant stakeholders including maternity services user groups. This was a fantastic opportunity to influence the development and enhancement of midwifery undergraduate education and Carmel is very appreciative of the support and assistance in the production of the document by working party members and by the NMBI and of course by the numerous submissions from all involved in midwifery education and in the maternity services. It is hoped that the newly revised Standards and Requirements for the Midwifery programme will be instrumental in ensuring that our newly prepared midwifery graduates can bring life to the vision of maternity services, recently published in the National Maternity Strategy detailed below

  • 'Women and babies have access to safe, high quality care in a setting that is most appropriate to their needs; women and families are placed at the centre of all services, and are treated with dignity, respect and compassion; parents are supported before, during and after pregnancy to allow them to give their child the best possible start in life' (Dept. of Health Creating a Better Future Together National Maternity Strategy 2016-2026)

Research Interests

Research interests include:

Ascertaining the experiences of women using maternity services and determining what women want from maternity services,
Care of women with high risk and/or complicated pregnancies
Assessment of clinical skills in a university setting
Clinical and competency assessment in undergraduate midwifery education programmes and
Management of change in midwifery practice

Professional Activities

Association

  • Assist in developing midwifery practice, education and management , Midwifery Leaders Group

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

The Paternal Experience of Fear of Childbirth: An Integrative Review

Moran, E., Bradshaw, C.,Tuohy, T., Noonan M (2021) The Paternal Experience of Fear of Childbirth: An Integrative Review . International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health :1231-1242

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2021

A Rapid Realist Review of Quality Care Process Metrics Implementation in Nursing and Midwifery Practice.

Teeling SP;Davies C;Barnard M;O'Connor L;Coffey A;Lambert V;McNamara M;Tuohy D;Frawley T;Redmond C;Somanadhan S;Casey M;Corcoran Y;Doody O;O'Brien D;Noonan M;Smith R;Bradshaw C;Murphy S;Dore L;Lyons R;McGeehan M;Gallen A; (2021) A Rapid Realist Review of Quality Care Process Metrics Implementation in Nursing and Midwifery Practice.. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health

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2021

Interventions to Reduce Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Healthcare Staff in Nursing Homes; An Integrative Literature Review.

Asuquo, EG., Murphy Tighe, S., Bradshaw, C (2021) Interventions to Reduce Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Healthcare Staff in Nursing Homes; An Integrative Literature Review.. International Journal Of Nursing Studies

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2021

Knowledge of stoma care among nurses working in acute settings: an integrated review

Dunne A. Doody O, Bradshaw C. (2021) Knowledge of stoma care among nurses working in acute settings: an integrated review. Gastrointestinal Nursing :40-49

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2020

Women's experience of obstetric anal sphincter injury following childbirth: An integrated review.

Darmody E.;Bradshaw C.;Atkinson S. (2020) Women's experience of obstetric anal sphincter injury following childbirth: An integrated review.. Midwifery

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2020

Culturally Sensitive Care in the Neonatal Setting to Infants Born to Parents From the Traveler Community: An Exploration of the Perspectives of Neonatal Staff

Beirne I.;Bradshaw C.;Barry M. (2020) Culturally Sensitive Care in the Neonatal Setting to Infants Born to Parents From the Traveler Community: An Exploration of the Perspectives of Neonatal Staff. Journal Of Transcultural Nursing : Official Journal Of The Transcultural Nursing Society

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2020

Healthcare professionals' perceptions of privacy and dignity afforded to palliative care patients in an acute hospital setting: A qualitative descriptive study

Gantley, N., Bradshaw, C., Doody, O. (2020) Healthcare professionals' perceptions of privacy and dignity afforded to palliative care patients in an acute hospital setting: A qualitative descriptive study. Nursing and Palliative Care :1-5

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2019

Safety first: Factors affecting preceptor midwives experiences of competency assessment failure among midwifery students

Bradshaw C.;Pettigrew J.;Fitzpatrick M. (2019) Safety first: Factors affecting preceptor midwives experiences of competency assessment failure among midwifery students. Midwifery :29-35

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2018

Preparing midwifery students for practice: The value of elective placements in enhancing midwifery practice

Bradshaw, C,Barry, M,Noonan, M,Tighe, SM,Atkinson, S (2018) Preparing midwifery students for practice: The value of elective placements in enhancing midwifery practice. Midwifery :112-114

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2018

Midwives' experiences of caring for women with early pregnancy loss in an Irish maternity hospital

Nash M.;Barry M.;Bradshaw C. (2018) Midwives' experiences of caring for women with early pregnancy loss in an Irish maternity hospital. British Journal Of Midwifery :796-805

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2018

Midwifery students' experiences of their clinical internship: A qualitative descriptive study

Bradshaw, C;Tighe, SM;Doody, O (2018) Midwifery students' experiences of their clinical internship: A qualitative descriptive study. EDINBURGH : CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE Nurse education today :213-217

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2017

Employing a Qualitative Description Approach in Health Care Research

Bradshaw, C;Atkinson, S;Doody, O (2017) Employing a Qualitative Description Approach in Health Care Research. THOUSAND OAKS : SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC Global Qualitative Nursing Research

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2017

Exploring perinatal death with midwifery students' using a collaborative art project

Barry, M,Quinn, C,Bradshaw, C,Noonan, M,Brett, M,Atkinson, S,New, C (2017) Exploring perinatal death with midwifery students' using a collaborative art project. Nurse education today :1-6

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2016

Midwifery education in Ireland - The quest for modernity

O'Connell, R,Bradshaw, C (2016) Midwifery education in Ireland - The quest for modernity. Midwifery :34-36

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2013

Peer-supported review of teaching: Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education

Murphy Tighe S.;Bradshaw C. (2013) Peer-supported review of teaching: Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education. Nurse education today :1347-1351

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2013

Working and learning: Post-registration student midwives' experience of the competency assessment process

Bradshaw, C,Noonan, M,Barry, M,Atkinson, S (2013) Working and learning: Post-registration student midwives' experience of the competency assessment process. Midwifery :519-525

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2012

Preceptors' views of assessing nursing students using a competency based approach

Cassidy I.;Butler M.;Quillinan B.;Egan G.;Mc Namara M.;Tuohy D.;Bradshaw C.;Fahy A.;Connor M.;Tierney C. (2012) Preceptors' views of assessing nursing students using a competency based approach. Nurse Education In Practice :346-351

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2012

Nursing students' views of clinical competence assessment

Bradshaw C.;O'Connor M.;Egan G.;Tierney K.;Butler M.;Fahy A.;Tuohy D.;Cassidy I.;Quillinan B.;McNamara M. (2012) Nursing students' views of clinical competence assessment. British Journal Of Nursing :923-927

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2012

Improving the content and face validity of OSCE assessment marking criteria on an undergraduate midwifery programme: A quality inititiative." .

Barry M, Bradshaw C and Noonan M (2012) Improving the content and face validity of OSCE assessment marking criteria on an undergraduate midwifery programme: A quality inititiative." .. Nurse Education In Practice

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2012

An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessment process

Barry, M,Noonan, M,Bradshaw, C,Murphy-Tighe, S (2012) An exploration of student midwives' experiences of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessment process. Nurse Education Today :690-694

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2011

Competency assessment methods - Tool and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland

Butler M.P., Cassidy I., Quillinan B., Fahy A., Bradshaw C., Tuohy D., O'Connor M., Mc Namara M.C., Egan G., Tierney C. (2011) Competency assessment methods - Tool and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland. Nurse Education In Practice :298-303

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2011

Evaluating Clinical Competence Assessment

Fahy, A., Tuohy,D., Mc Namara, M.C., Butler, M.P., Cassidy, I., Bradshaw, C. (2011) Evaluating Clinical Competence Assessment. Nursing Standard :42-49

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2009

Assessing student midwives' clinical skills: Using OSCEs in an academic setting

Noonan M.;Barry M.;Bradshaw C. (2009) Assessing student midwives' clinical skills: Using OSCEs in an academic setting. The Practising Midwife :55-57

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2001

Thromboembolic disorders during pregnancy, birth and the puerperium

Bradshaw, C; Bewley, C (2001) Thromboembolic disorders during pregnancy, birth and the puerperium. Midirs Midwifery Digest :56-59

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Books

2009

An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes

Fahy, A; Butler, MP; Cassidy, I; Tuohy, D; O'Connor, M; Bradshaw, C; Quillinan, B; Tierney, C; McNamara, M; Egan, G (2009) An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes. Limerick : University of Limerick

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Book Chapters

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Edited Books

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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

2017

Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI 36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2017

Carmel Bradshaw, Dr Judi Pettigrew and Dr Mary Fitzpatrick (2017) Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI 36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2017.

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2017

HSE West-Midwest, Nursing and Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference

Carmel Bradshaw, Dr Judi Pettigrew and Dr Mary Fitzpatrick (2017) HSE West-Midwest, Nursing and Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference .

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2017

HSE West-Midwest, Nursing and Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference

Ruth O Doherty and Carmel Bradshaw (2017) HSE West-Midwest, Nursing and Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference .

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2015

Inaugural HSE West Nursing and Midwifery Conference

Bradshaw C., Pettigrew J., Fitzpatrick M (2015) Inaugural HSE West Nursing and Midwifery Conference .

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2014

33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference Fundamental of Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Carmel Bradshaw, Judi Pettigrew and Mary Fitzpatrick (2014) 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference Fundamental of Nursing and Midwifery Practice.

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2014

International Confederation of Midwifery Triennial Conference ,Prague

Bradshaw C., Pettigrew J., Fitzpatrick M (2014) International Confederation of Midwifery Triennial Conference ,Prague .

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2014

Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference

Bradshaw. C, Pettigrew. J, Fitzpatrick. M. (2014) Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference .

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2012

13TH Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin Optimising Health in the 21st Century

Bradshaw C and Murphy Tighe S (2012) 13TH Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin Optimising Health in the 21st Century.

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2012

Nottingham International Conference in Education and Research (NICER Midwifery)

Murphy Tighe S, Bradshaw C (2012) Nottingham International Conference in Education and Research (NICER Midwifery).

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2012

NICER (Nottingham International Conference in Education & Research),

Atkinson, S., Barry, M., Bradshaw C., & Noonan M. (2012) NICER (Nottingham International Conference in Education & Research),.

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2011

Building Links, Working Together

Atkinson, S., Barry, M., Bradshaw C., Noonan, M. (2011) Building Links, Working Together.

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2011

International Congress of Midwives

Bradshaw C, Crowley Murphy M (2011) International Congress of Midwives.

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2011

International Congress of Midwives

Barry M, Noonan M, Bradshaw C, Murphy Tighe S (2011) International Congress of Midwives.

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2010

Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork

Bradshaw C, Crowley Murphy M (2010) Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork.

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2010

Oral Paper presentation by Fahy, A. at the RCN Education Forum Conference Partners in Practice

Fahy, A., Butler, M.P., Tuohy, D. O' Connor, Cassidy, I., M., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Tierney, Egan, G., C., McNamara, M., (2010) Oral Paper presentation by Fahy, A. at the RCN Education Forum Conference Partners in Practice.

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2010

Conversations in the Consortium

Bradshaw , Murphy Tighe S (2010) Conversations in the Consortium.

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2010

AISHE 6th International Conference Designing and Delivering Curricula for the future

Bradshaw C, Noonan M, Barry M, Murphy Tighe S (2010) AISHE 6th International Conference Designing and Delivering Curricula for the future.

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2010

11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education

Atkinson, S., Barry, M., Bradshaw C., & Noonan M. (2010) 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education.

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2009

9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery

Fahy, A., Butler, M.P., Tuohy, D., O¿Connor, M., Cassidy, I., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Catherine Tierney, K., McNamara, M.C and Egan, G (2009) 9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery.

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2009

9th Annual Research Conference Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery Ireland

Cassidy, I. Egan, G. Butler, M. P., Fahy, A., O Connor, M. Bradshaw, C. Quillinan, B. Tierney, C. McNamara, M., Tuohy, D. (2009) 9th Annual Research Conference Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery Ireland.

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2009

Oral Paper presented by at the 9th Annual Research Conference

Cassidy, I. Egan, G. Butler, M.P., Fahy, A., Tuohy, D. O' Connor, Cassidy, I., M., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Tierney, Egan, G., C., McNamara, M., (2009) Oral Paper presented by at the 9th Annual Research Conference.

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2009

The 9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the ProfessionalDevelopment of Nursing & Midwifery -Clinical Excellence: Safety, Quality and Evidence- Croke Park, Dublin.

Fahy, A. Mc Namara, C. Tuohy, D. Butler, M. P. Cassidy, I. Egan, G. O' Connor, M. Bradshaw, C. Quillinan, B. Tierney, C. (2009) The 9th Annual Conference of the National Council for the ProfessionalDevelopment of Nursing & Midwifery -Clinical Excellence: Safety, Quality and Evidence- Croke Park, Dublin..

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2008

9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming health care through research, education and technology.

Butler, M. P., Quillinan, B., Tuohy, D., O' Connor, M., Bradshaw, C., Cassidy, I., Tierney, C. Fahy, A., Egan, G., McNamara, M. (2008) 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming health care through research, education and technology..

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2008

9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology

Butler, M. P. Quillinan, B. Fahy, A., Cassidy, I., Tuohy, D., O' Connor, M., Bradshaw, C., Tierney, C., McNamara, M., Egan, G. (2008) 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology.

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Conference Contributions

2022

National Sexual Assault Treatment Unit Study Day

Noonan, M., Doody, O., Atkinson S., Grealish, AM, Hennessey, T., Bradshaw, C., McCarthy, J., Dore, L., Leahy, S., Bannerman, M., McSherry, E., Coffey, A. (2022) National Sexual Assault Treatment Unit Study Day.

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2022

Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Resilience, Rehabilitation and Re-ablement, 9th March, Dublin. Poster presentation, 9th March Dublin

Browne, M., Noonan, M., Tuohy, T., Bradshaw, C., Atkinson, S., Murphy Tighe, S., Grealish, A, Gibbons, M., and Murphy, L. (2022) Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference: Resilience, Rehabilitation and Re-ablement, 9th March, Dublin. Poster presentation, 9th March Dublin .

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Published Reports

2021

Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Training for Nurses and Midwives: National and International Evidence to Inform Future Training in Ireland

Noonan, M., Doody, O., Atkinson S., Grealish, AM, Hennessey, T., Bradshaw, C., McCarthy, J., Dore, L., Leahy, S., Bannerman, M., McSherry, E., Coffey, A. (2021) Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Training for Nurses and Midwives: National and International Evidence to Inform Future Training in Ireland. SAFE : SAFE

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2009

An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes.

Butler, M P., Fahy, A., Tuohy, D., O'Connor, M., Cassidy, I., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Tierney, C., Egan, G., Mc Namara, M. C. (2009) An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes.. Limerick : University of Limerick :1-103

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Editorials

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Other Publications

2021

Interventions to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders among healthcare staff in nursing homes; An integrative literature review

Gideon Asuquo E.;Tighe S.M.;Bradshaw C. (2021) Interventions to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders among healthcare staff in nursing homes; An integrative literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances

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2021

Knowledge of stoma care among nurses working in acute settings: An integrated review

Dunne A.;Doody O.;Bradshaw C. (2021) Knowledge of stoma care among nurses working in acute settings: An integrated review. Gastrointestinal Nursing :40-49

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2020

Women's experience of obstetric anal sphincter injury following childbirth: An integrated review

Darmody, E;Bradshaw, C;Atkinson, S Dr (2020) Women's experience of obstetric anal sphincter injury following childbirth: An integrated review. OXFORD : ELSEVIER SCI LTD Midwifery

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2019

CULTURALLY SENSITIVE NEONATAL CARE PROVISION TO INFANTS OF PARENTS FROM THE TRAVELLER COMMUNITY: A NURSING AND MIDWIFERY PERSPECTIVE

Beirne, I;Bradshaw, C;Philip, R (2019) CULTURALLY SENSITIVE NEONATAL CARE PROVISION TO INFANTS OF PARENTS FROM THE TRAVELLER COMMUNITY: A NURSING AND MIDWIFERY PERSPECTIVE. LONDON : BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP Archives of disease in childhood :405-405

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2019

CULTURALLY SENSITIVE NEONATAL CARE PROVISION TO INFANTS OF PARENTS FROM THE TRAVELLER COMMUNITY: A NURSING AND MIDWIFERY PERSPECTIVE ON PROVIDING PARENT CENTRED CARE

Beirne, I;Bradshaw, C;Philip, R (2019) CULTURALLY SENSITIVE NEONATAL CARE PROVISION TO INFANTS OF PARENTS FROM THE TRAVELLER COMMUNITY: A NURSING AND MIDWIFERY PERSPECTIVE ON PROVIDING PARENT CENTRED CARE. NEW YORK : NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP Pediatric Research :55-55

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2016

An exploration of Midwives'Perceptions of Caring for Women with Critical Care Needs in the Labour Ward Setting

Reale E, Noonan M and Bradshaw C (2016) An exploration of Midwives'Perceptions of Caring for Women with Critical Care Needs in the Labour Ward Setting.

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2016

An exploration of midwives' perceptions of caring for women with critical care needs in the labour ward setting

Emma Reale, Maria Noonan and Carmel Bradshaw (2016) An exploration of midwives' perceptions of caring for women with critical care needs in the labour ward setting.

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2012

An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship

Bradshaw C, Murphy Tighe S (2012) An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship.

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2012

An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship

Bradshaw, C and Murphy Tighe, S (2012) An exploration of the views of midwifery students of internship. :46-

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2010

Exploration of first time mother's experience of their first antenatal visit

Bradshaw C, Crowley Murphy M (2010) Exploration of first time mother's experience of their first antenatal visit.

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1993

A comparative study on treatment versus non treatment of the umbilical cord

Bradshaw, C (1993) A comparative study on treatment versus non treatment of the umbilical cord. University of Surrey

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