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The perception of blindness and its impact in the implementation of emotional support for sight loss in Mexico: A psycho-social study in rehabilitation centres (2024)
Thesis
Thompson, L. The perception of blindness and its impact in the implementation of emotional support for sight loss in Mexico: A psycho-social study in rehabilitation centres. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10897324

This research is the first psycho-social study to explore the perception of blindness and its impact on the implementation of emotional support for people with sight loss in rehabilitation centres in Mexico. At an individual level the study deepens... Read More about The perception of blindness and its impact in the implementation of emotional support for sight loss in Mexico: A psycho-social study in rehabilitation centres.

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.

Pregnancy as a metaphor of self-cultivation in dawn (2023)
Journal Article
Mitcheson, K. (in press). Pregnancy as a metaphor of self-cultivation in dawn. Nietzsche-Studien, https://doi.org/10.1515/nietzstu-2023-0005

Nietzsche employs the concept of pregnancy metaphorically at various points in his writings; discussing the pregnancy of philosophers (GM III 8, BGE 292), spiritual pregnancy (EH, Clever 3; GS 72) and being pregnant with thoughts or deeds (D 552). I... Read More about Pregnancy as a metaphor of self-cultivation in dawn.

Professional responses to sibling sexual abuse (2023)
Journal Article
King-Hill, S., Gilsenan, A., & McCartan, K. (2023). Professional responses to sibling sexual abuse. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 29(3), 359-373. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2023.2241482

Professional confidence and knowledge are essential in effectively responding to sibling sexual abuse (SSA). If professionals do not have knowledge of the area and confidence in their skills to deliver effective support, then there could be negative... Read More about Professional responses to sibling sexual abuse.

How do emergency department staff respond to behaviour that challenges displayed by people living with dementia? A mixed-methods study (2023)
Journal Article
Goodwin, L., Liddiard, C., Manning, S., Benger, J. R., Benger, J., Carlton, E., …Voss, S. (2023). How do emergency department staff respond to behaviour that challenges displayed by people living with dementia? A mixed-methods study. BMJ Open, 13(8), Article e075022. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-075022

Objectives: To investigate staff experiences of, and approaches to behaviour that challenges displayed by patients with dementia in the emergency department (ED). Behaviour that challenges is defined as ‘actions that detract from the well-being of in... Read More about How do emergency department staff respond to behaviour that challenges displayed by people living with dementia? A mixed-methods study.

Acceptability of memory-aid technological devices for community-dwelling older adults with dementia to maintain quality of life (2023)
Thesis
Muponda, T. Acceptability of memory-aid technological devices for community-dwelling older adults with dementia to maintain quality of life. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10393789

The rising prevalence of dementia cases due to ageing population presents a global challenge. Despite different types of memory aid devices available, evidence reveal that it is not widely accepted (Thordardottir et al., 2019). The current study aime... Read More about Acceptability of memory-aid technological devices for community-dwelling older adults with dementia to maintain quality of life.

We need to talk about dementia (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., & Woodstoke, N. (2023, June). We need to talk about dementia

Richard Cheston is a Dementia Research Professor at the University of Bristol. As a clinical psychologist with a background in group psychotherapy, he has extensive experience leading groups of people with dementia and is co-founder of the "Living We... Read More about We need to talk about dementia.

Talking openly about dementia – theory and principles (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., & Woodstoke, N. (2023, June). Talking openly about dementia – theory and principles. Presented at Invited presentation to the psychology department and clinical training course, University of Padua

The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability: Process, impact, and legacy (2023)
Book Chapter
McCartan, K., Wilson, R., & Kitson-Boyce, R. (2023). The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability: Process, impact, and legacy. In Covid-19 and Criminal Justice: Impact and Legacy in England and Wales. London: Routledge

COVID-19 has affected the risk management and community integration of people convicted of a sexual offense and has particularly impacted the work of Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA). This chapter will focus on empirical research conducte... Read More about The impact of COVID-19 on circles of support and accountability: Process, impact, and legacy.

Using assimilation to track changes in talk during a Living Well with Dementia (LivDem) group (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., & Woodstoke., N. (2023, June). Using assimilation to track changes in talk during a Living Well with Dementia (LivDem) group. Presented at Society for Psychotherapy Research annual conference, Trinity College, Dublin

Background. Whilst good dementia care is typically thought of as a person-centred process, psychotherapy generally plays little role in this. One reason for this is that there are relatively few psychologists, therapists and counsellors working in de... Read More about Using assimilation to track changes in talk during a Living Well with Dementia (LivDem) group.

How do clients experience intensive EMDR for PTSD? A phenomenological analysis (2023)
Thesis
Butler, S. How do clients experience intensive EMDR for PTSD? A phenomenological analysis. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9911124

There is a dearth of qualitative research exploring the benefits and challenges of intensive Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) from the clients’ perspective. Currently, research into intensive EMDR, which involves multiple therapy... Read More about How do clients experience intensive EMDR for PTSD? A phenomenological analysis.

Only together, we flourish: The importance of friendship and care in navigating anti-Asian hate and shielding during COVID-19 (2023)
Journal Article
Savage, S., & Wong, D. (2023). Only together, we flourish: The importance of friendship and care in navigating anti-Asian hate and shielding during COVID-19. Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, 12(1),

The COVID-19 pandemic and the response of the government of the United Kingdom have exacerbated deep-seated inequalities. People of color and disabled people have been disproportionately impacted during the pandemic. This essay has two authors, Sophi... Read More about Only together, we flourish: The importance of friendship and care in navigating anti-Asian hate and shielding during COVID-19.

Establishing an international interdisciplinary research network in craniofacial microsomia: The CARE Program (2023)
Journal Article
Stock, N. M., Crerand, C. E., Johns, A. L., McKinney, C. M., Koudstaal, M. J., Drake, A. F., & Heike, C. L. (in press). Establishing an international interdisciplinary research network in craniofacial microsomia: The CARE Program. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/10556656231176904

Objective: Craniofacial microsomia (CFM) is a broad clinical term used to describe a congenital condition most commonly involving the underdevelopment of the external ear, mandible, soft tissues, and facial nerve. Despite medical advances, understand... Read More about Establishing an international interdisciplinary research network in craniofacial microsomia: The CARE Program.

Critical perspectives on art on prescription (2023)
Journal Article
Jensen, A., Bungay, H., & Holt, N. (in press). Critical perspectives on art on prescription. Perspectives in Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913923117077

The positive outcomes of engaging in the arts are increasingly reported in the research literature, supporting the use of the arts to enhance individual and community health and wellbeing. However, little attention is given to the less positive aspec... Read More about Critical perspectives on art on prescription.

Living with foot and ankle disorders in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: A systematic review of qualitative studies to inform the work of the OMERACT foot and ankle working group (2023)
Journal Article
Chapman, L. S., Flurey, C. A., Redmond, A. C., Richards, P., Hofstetter, C., Tapster, B., …Siddle, H. J. (2023). Living with foot and ankle disorders in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: A systematic review of qualitative studies to inform the work of the OMERACT foot and ankle working group. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 61, Article 152212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2023.152212

Objectives: This study aimed to determine outcome domains of importance to patients living with foot and ankle disorders in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs), by exploring the symptoms and impact of these disorders reported in existing qu... Read More about Living with foot and ankle disorders in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: A systematic review of qualitative studies to inform the work of the OMERACT foot and ankle working group.

The ADAPT Study: Adapting the dementia care pathway for south Asian families in the UK (2023)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., & Dodd, E. (2023). The ADAPT Study: Adapting the dementia care pathway for south Asian families in the UK. Journal of Dementia Care, 30(5), 4-15

The ADAPT study got started because there were so few culturally appropriate dementia resources for South Asian families. Sahdia Parveen and colleagues describe the toolkit created by the study to help families navigate the system.

Recovery from alcohol and the relationship with the self: Insights from long-term counselling clients (2023)
Thesis
Christodoulakis, M. Recovery from alcohol and the relationship with the self: Insights from long-term counselling clients. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9852208

The present study explores the experience of recovering from alcohol dependence from the perspectives of people who have received long-term therapeutic work. Diverting from the existing literature that focuses solely on the perspective of AA members,... Read More about Recovery from alcohol and the relationship with the self: Insights from long-term counselling clients.

Part of the team: Effecting change and sharing power in healthcare settings (2023)
Journal Article
Stanier, J., Purtell, R., Thomas, D., & Murray, W. (2023). Part of the team: Effecting change and sharing power in healthcare settings. Patient Experience Journal, 10(1), 164-172. https://doi.org/10.35680/2372-0247.1766

In 2019, we, as a group of patients and researchers, were invited to rethink how the executive board received and responded to patient stories at a specific NHS hospital trust in the UK. Through an iterative series of meetings, we were able to co-ide... Read More about Part of the team: Effecting change and sharing power in healthcare settings.

The impact of remote arts on prescription: Changes in mood, attention and loneliness during art workshops as mechanisms for wellbeing change (2023)
Journal Article
Holt, N. (2023). The impact of remote arts on prescription: Changes in mood, attention and loneliness during art workshops as mechanisms for wellbeing change. Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health, 5(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.18261/njach.5.1.1

Purpose: To assess the impact of art workshops delivered remotely, during the coronavirus pandemic, on the wellbeing of participants. To measure the impact of participating in art workshops on immediate experience (mood, attention and loneliness). To... Read More about The impact of remote arts on prescription: Changes in mood, attention and loneliness during art workshops as mechanisms for wellbeing change.

Left feminisms: Jo Littler in conversation with Finn Mackay (2023)
Book Chapter
Mackay, F. (2023). Left feminisms: Jo Littler in conversation with Finn Mackay. In Left Feminisms: Conversations on the Personal and Political. London: Lawrence and Wishart

This book brings together a decade of interviews with key feminist academics. Through sensitive and nuanced conversations, Jo Littler brings to life actions, arguments and solutions generated by diverse feminist thinkers on the left. Beginning as... Read More about Left feminisms: Jo Littler in conversation with Finn Mackay.