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I qualified as an adult nurse at Lewisham and Thomas Guy School of Nursing in 1985. I have 2 masters degrees 1 from Brunel University in medical anthropology and 1 in public health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
I have mainly worked in community in general practice, walk in centres, sexual health and notably in homelessness and refugee health in inner city. I have always worked in multi ethnic environments.
I have worked overseas in primary and emergency care. I have been teaching since 2016 at the London Campus of University of West Scotland professional health studies teaching on a variety of modules. I have also been supervising bachelors and masters students for their dissertations.
My first dissertation was in animal therapy exploring elderly people feelings about cats and dogs.
My second dissertation was history of overseas nurse recruitment in UK 1950-2000. This examined health policies in nurse employment and retention of nurses.It profiled changes in nurse recruitment and changes in employment practices.
I am newly employed to teach Independent Prescribing and advanced practice.
I am skilled in primary care, working with hard to reach people, nutrition, long term conditions, global health.
I have been teaching skin conditions, asthma, long term conditions, critical research, bereavement care, palliative care, pain management, leadership, therapeutic communication, improving population health and effective teaching.
I am interested in researching nurse attrition and how to improve this in UK. I am concerned that nursing retention varies so much in different countries.
Multi -Purpose Nurses: Health Care in Nicaragua Nursing Times 16 May, 1990
Hepatitis Research and Nursing Professional Nurse September 1993
Speaking Out on Landmines Nursing Times March 1999
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Giving Something Back in Nursing Standard March 15 2006 vol20 no27
Poster Presentation on Improving B12 Management at Queens Nursing Institute Conference 23/09/2019
Should nurses stop administering vitamin injections?
Primary health care, 2020-01-29, Vol.30 (1), p.14-15
Article in General Practice Nursing Journal Improving Management of B12 Deficiency in Primary Care: www.gpn.co.uk June 2020
Lusher, J., Murrell, A., Changa, B., Mafuva, C., Awire, E., & Chapman-Jones, D. (2020). Unquestionable wound pain: call for a care-plan reform. Global Journal of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine,
3(2), 248-250. https://doi.org/10.32474/GJAPM.2020.03.000157
Covid?19 pandemic and the surge of panic attacks among NHS nursing staff: An ethnographical perspective Journal of Advanced Nursing First published: 02 September 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14508
Murrell, Alexandra (2020) Improving management of vitamin B12 deficiency in primary care. Journal of General Practice Nursing, 6(3), pp. 38-43.
Murrell, Alexandra (2020) Should nurses stop administering vitamin injections? Primary Health Care, 30(1), pp. 14-15. ISSN (print) 0264-5033
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