Staff Profiles: Professor Magi Sque

Magi Sque‌Qualifications: PhD, BSc (Hons), Dip.N.Ed, RN1, LPE, FHEA

Role: Chair in Clinical Practice and Innovation

Magi Sque holds a joint appointment with the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust as Professor in Clinical Practice and Innovation. Magi’s remit is to provide research leadership and support and be a role model for health care practitioners in the caring sciences. She has begun the process of unlocking research talent in the Trust and Faculty to create a fully functional, jointly branded, self funding, and income-generating community of practice. Endorsed by Trust and Faculty its purpose will be to address research and development that is of particular concern to the caring sciences, whilst fostering a culture of enquiry and practice innovation, in which people thrive.

New horizons in care- (PDF 601K, Downloads file)‌ A strategy for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to build a managed environment for research. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in partnership with University of Wolverhampton, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing and School of Pharmacy.

Member of Research Group – Loss, bereavement and end of life care

Curriculum Vitae

Magi Sque Academic CV (PDF 3,647K, Downloads file)

Selected Publications

  • Sque M. and Payne S. (2016) Report 3. Critical care experiences and bereavement among families of organ donors: A reflective account of a grounded theory study. In Lyon E. and Coyle A. (Eds), 2nd edition, Analysing qualitative data in psychology. London: Sage Publications, 322-339.
  • Walker W. and Sque M.(2016) Balancing hope and despair at the end of life: The contribution of organ and tissue donation. Journal of Critical Care. (2016) 32, 73-78. Published online 09 December 2015
  • Onifade A. and Sque M. An exploration of nurses’ attitudes and perceptions of a paperless NHS in 2018 at a West Midlands hospital. Nursing Times (in press) Reference number 57624
  • Jansen N.E. McDonald M. Haase-Kromwijk BJJM. Sque M. and Long-Sutehall T. (2014) When are bereaved family members approached for consent to organ donation? Commentary from 10 European member states. Organs, Tissues and Cells, 17, 101-113.
  • Sque M. Walker W. and Long-Sutehall T. (2014) ‌ Nursing Ethics 0969733014521097, first published on March 10, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0969733014521097.
  • Sque M. and Galasinski D. (2013) ‘Keeping her whole’: bereaved families' accounts of declining a request for organ donation. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Special Edition, 22: 1, 53-63.
  • Walker W. Broderick A. and Sque M. (2013) Factors influencing bereaved families' decisions about organ donation: An integrative review of the literature.Western Journal of Nursing Research, Online First. Doi.10.1177/0193913484987. 35: 10, 1339-1359.
  • Jansen NE. Haase-Kromwijk BJJM. McDonald M. and Sque M. (2013) Elements of the European jigsaw: the timing of the approach to bereaved families for consent to DBD or DCD donation and the implications for effective donation campaigns. In Randhawa G. and  Schicktanz S. (Eds.) Public engagement in organ donation and transplantation. Lengerich, Germany: PABST Science Publishers, 161-169.
  • Long-Sutehall T. Winstanley E. Clarkson A. and Sque M. (2012) Evaluation of the experiences of family members whose deceased relative donated tissues at the NHSBT dedicated donation facility in Speke, Liverpool. (PDF 190K, Downloads file)‌Cells and Tissue Banking, 13: 4, 537-546.
  • Dougherty L. Sque M. and Crouch R. (2012)  Decision making processes used by nurses during intravenous drug preparation and administration. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68: 6, 1197-1440.
  • Sque M. (2012) Life on the kidney transplant list. British Kidney Patient Association Review, 6-7.
  • Sque M. and Long T. (2011) Bereavement, decision-making and the family in organ donation. In Farrell AM. Price D. and Quigley M. (Eds.) Organ shortage: principles, pragmatism and practice, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 67-85.
  • Sque M. Frankland J. Long-Sutehall T. Addington-Hall J. and Mason J. (2011) Seeking normality: Life on the kidney transplant list. (PDF 72K, Downloads file)‌ In Weimar W. Bos MA. and van Busschbach JJ. (Eds.) Organ transplantation: ethical, legal and psychological aspects: expanding the European platform. Lengerich, Germany: PABST Science Publishers, 281-288.
  • Sque M. (2011) Post-mortem examination and organ donation. In Glasper EA. McEwing G. and Richardson J. (Eds.) Emergencies in children’s and young people’s nursing, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 88-89.
  • Long-Sutehall T. Sque M. and Addington-Hall J. (2011) Secondary analysis of qualitative data: a valuable method for exploring sensitive issues with an elusive population? (PDF 91K, Downloads file)‌Journal of Research in Nursing, OnlineFirst, published on 3 September, 2010 doi:10.1177/1744987110381553, 1-10./ 16: 4, 335–344.
  • Sque M. Long T. Payne S. and Allardyce D. (2008) Why relatives do not donate organs for transplants: ‘sacrifice’ or ‘gift of life’? (PDF 100K, Downloads file)‌  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 61:2, 134-144. (Paper of the month for Journal of Advanced Nursing January, editorial review by Professor Alison Tierney 61:2, 125., and had a press release).
  • Sque M, Long T, Payne S, Roche W and Speck P (2008) The UK postmortem organ retention crisis: a qualitative study of its impact on parents. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 101(2).
  • Long T, Sque M, Addington-Hall J. (2008) Conflict rationalisation: how family members cope with a diagnosis of brain stem death. Social Science and Medicine, 67(2).
  • Sque M. and Payne. S. (Eds.) (2007) Organ and tissue donation: an evidence base for practice. Maidenhead: Open University, (Excellent review by Smith J. (2008)  Australian Journal of Medical Science 29: 1, 20.).
  • Sque M. and Payne S. (1996) Dissonant Loss: the experiences of donor relatives, Social Science & Medicine, 43:9, 1359-1370.

Research Projects

  • Willoughby J. (PI) Sque M. Chen R. and Clifford A. (commenced 2016) The efficacy and outcomes of CQUIN screening and impact on dementia diagnosis in patients aged 75 and older admitted to hospital for emergency unplanned care. Funded by Rotha Abraham Bequest.
  • Sque M. (CI) Walker W. Rodney A. Nicholls  W. Galasinski D. Bowley K. Etches C. Fieldhouse L. Southan L. (commenced 2015) Home from home?: A case study of the first year settlement experiences of EU migrant nurses working in one NHS Trust. Funded by Health Education North West.
  • Payton N. (CI) and Sque M. (commenced 2014) A project to develop and pilot a model of supported self-management in colorectal cancer. Funded by the Greater Midlands Cancer      Network.   
  • Walker W. (CI) Sque M. Carpenter B. and Roberts S. (commenced 2013) Recognising the gift of organ and tissue donation: The views and preferences of donor families. Funded by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Organ Donation Committee.
  • Morgan M. (CI) Sque M. Jones R. Newton T. Farsides B. Randahawa G. McGuire A. Scoble J. Banerjee D. and Rudge C. (2009-2014) Increasing the acceptability and rates of organ donation among ethnic groups. Funded by NIHR.
  • Sque M. (CI) Walker W. Long-Sutehall T. Morgan M. Randhawa G. and Warrens A. (2011-2013) Bereaved families' experiences of organ and tissue donation, and perceived influences on their decision making. Funded by the Department of Health.
  • Clarkson A. (CI), Long-Sutehall T. and Sque M. (2010) Evaluation of the experiences of family members whose deceased relative donated tissues at the NHSBT dedicated donation facility in Speke, Liverpool. NHSBT.
  • Sque M. (CI) Long-Sutehall T. Addington-Hall J. and Mason J. (2009-2010) Life on the list: an exploratory study of the life world of individuals waiting for a kidney transplant. Funded by British Renal Society.

External Engagement

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