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Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice (2023)
Report
Senker, S., Eason, A., pawson, C., & McCartan, K. (2023). Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice. HMI Probation

This report was kindly produced by Dr Sarah Senker, Dr Anne Eason, Dr Chris Pawson and Professor Kieran McCartan, building upon previous Academic Insights papers and highlighting some of the key issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informe... Read More about Issues, challenges and opportunities for trauma-informed practice.

Ontological insecurity of inattentiveness: Conceptualizing how risk management practices impact on patient recovery when admitted to an acute psychiatric hospital (2023)
Journal Article
Deering, K., Wagstaff, C., Williams, J., Bermingham, I., & Pawson, C. (2024). Ontological insecurity of inattentiveness: Conceptualizing how risk management practices impact on patient recovery when admitted to an acute psychiatric hospital. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 33(2), 420-430. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.13245

Risk management which assesses and mitigates risks such as suicide and violence is under scrutiny, particularly within psychiatric inpatient settings. Restrictive practices, which result from risk assessment, such as observations, physical restraint... Read More about Ontological insecurity of inattentiveness: Conceptualizing how risk management practices impact on patient recovery when admitted to an acute psychiatric hospital.

An emergent process for activating system change: Insights from Golden Key Bristol (2022)
Journal Article
Fouracre, B., Fisher, J., Bolden, R., Coombs, B., Isaac, B., & Pawson, C. (2022). An emergent process for activating system change: Insights from Golden Key Bristol. Housing, Care and Support, 25(3/4), 250-261. https://doi.org/10.1108/HCS-12-2021-0039

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present insights into the way in which system change can be activated around the provision of services and support for people experiencing multiple disadvantages in an urban setting. Design/methodology/approac... Read More about An emergent process for activating system change: Insights from Golden Key Bristol.

Systems change for multiple complex needs: A practical tool (2022)
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Bolden, R., Isaac, B., Pawson, C., & Gasper, R. (2022). Systems change for multiple complex needs: A practical tool. Bristol: Golden Key

This tool is intended to be used by anyone who is developing or running a systems change activity or project for people with multiple complex needs. We encourage you to use the tool to identify practical actions in seven key areas which can improve t... Read More about Systems change for multiple complex needs: A practical tool.

Golden key local evaluation - Phase 5 final report (2022)
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Isaac, B., Pawson, C., Bolden, R., Warren, S., Buser, M., & Anning, A. (2022). Golden key local evaluation - Phase 5 final report. Bristol: Golden Key

This final local evaluation report marks the culmination of an intensive eight-years following the work of Golden Key (GK) to transform services for people in Bristol with severe and multiple disadvantage. Previous phases of the local evaluation hav... Read More about Golden key local evaluation - Phase 5 final report.

Student mental health in higher education: The contextual influence of “cuts, competition & comparison” (2021)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Pawson, C., Delfino, A., Saunders, A., & Parker, H. (2022). Student mental health in higher education: The contextual influence of “cuts, competition & comparison”. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 92(2), Article e12461. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12461

Background: The mental health of students in UK higher education (HE) is receiving increased attention, and support services for students are under increased pressure. Aims: Drawing on ecological systems theory (EST), this study sought to explore pos... Read More about Student mental health in higher education: The contextual influence of “cuts, competition & comparison”.

Golden Key local evaluation: Review of phase 4 system change case studies (2021)
Report
Bolden, R., Isaac, B., Pawson, C., Griffin, E., & Gasper, R. (2021). Golden Key local evaluation: Review of phase 4 system change case studies. Golden Key Bristol

This report summarises findings, insights and recommendations from Phase 4 of the local evaluation of Golden Key, a partnership of statutory and not-for-profit agencies across Bristol who are piloting new approaches to service delivery and mobilising... Read More about Golden Key local evaluation: Review of phase 4 system change case studies.

Giving a voice to patient experiences through the insights of pragmatism (2020)
Journal Article
Deering, K., Williams, J., Stayner, K., & Pawson, C. (2021). Giving a voice to patient experiences through the insights of pragmatism. Nursing Philosophy, 22(1), Article e12329. https://doi.org/10.1111/nup.12329

As a philosophical position, pragmatism can be critiqued to distinguish truth only with methods that bring about desired results, predominantly with scientific enquiry. The article hopes to dismiss this oversimplification and propose that within ment... Read More about Giving a voice to patient experiences through the insights of pragmatism.

Evaluation of trauma informed training commissioned by Avon and Somerset Violence Reduction Unit and its Trauma informed Approaches steering group
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McCartan, K., Pawson, C., Eason, A., & Curtis, B. Evaluation of trauma informed training commissioned by Avon and Somerset Violence Reduction Unit and its Trauma informed Approaches steering group. Avon and Somerset Violence Reduction Unit

Avon and Somerset OPCC & Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) Hub commissioned this evaluation research to understand the training delivered through 2022. Rockpool was commissioned to produce 4 training courses (Working with Trauma; Creating a Trauma Inform... Read More about Evaluation of trauma informed training commissioned by Avon and Somerset Violence Reduction Unit and its Trauma informed Approaches steering group.