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Anticipating an altered appearance: Women undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer (2007)
Journal Article
Harcourt, D., Frith, H., & Fussell, A. (2007). Anticipating an altered appearance: Women undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 11(5), 385-391. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2007.03.002

Chemotherapy treatment for cancer can have a profound impact on appearance, and is often experienced as distressing. Few qualitative studies explore experiences of chemotherapy, and seldom focus on the process of anticipation and preparation for an a... Read More about Anticipating an altered appearance: Women undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Men not included? A critical psychology analysis of lesbian families and male influence in child rearing (2007)
Journal Article
Clarke, V. (2007). Men not included? A critical psychology analysis of lesbian families and male influence in child rearing. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 3(4), 309-349. https://doi.org/10.1300/J461v03n04_01

This paper explores debates about male presence and influence in lesbian families from a critical psychology standpoint. Critical psychology encompasses a variety of radical approaches to psychological research that reject traditional psychological a... Read More about Men not included? A critical psychology analysis of lesbian families and male influence in child rearing.

Using photographs to capture women's experiences of chemotherapy: Reflecting on the method (2007)
Journal Article
Frith, H., & Harcourt, D. (2007). Using photographs to capture women's experiences of chemotherapy: Reflecting on the method. Qualitative Health Research, 17(10), 1340-1350. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732307308949

This article examines the value of using the photo-elicitation method for generating health-related narratives. Drawing on research in which women kept a photographic record of their experiences of chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, this resea... Read More about Using photographs to capture women's experiences of chemotherapy: Reflecting on the method.

Considerations for psychosocial support following burn injury-A family perspective (2007)
Journal Article
Phillips, C., Fussell, A., & Rumsey, N. (2007). Considerations for psychosocial support following burn injury-A family perspective. Burns, 33(8), 986-994. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2007.01.010

As part of a larger study involving burned adults and parents of burned children, family members were asked for their views regarding the impact of burn on themselves and the family (N = 50). The aim is to describe the range of psychosocial issues th... Read More about Considerations for psychosocial support following burn injury-A family perspective.

Managing appearance changes resulting from cancer treatment: Resilience in adolescent females (2007)
Journal Article
Wallace, M. L., Wallace, M., Harcourt, D., Rumsey, N., & Foot, A. (2007). Managing appearance changes resulting from cancer treatment: Resilience in adolescent females. Psycho-Oncology, 16(11), 1019-1027. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.1176

Typically, adolescence is marked by cognitive and physical developments impacting on self-esteem, independence and sexual awareness, often resulting in increased appearance awareness and dissatisfaction. Adolescents with cancer have the additional bu... Read More about Managing appearance changes resulting from cancer treatment: Resilience in adolescent females.

Adjustment to appearance changes resulting from meningococcal septicaemia during adolescence: A qualitative study (2007)
Journal Article
Wallace, M., Harcourt, D., & Rumsey, N. (2007). Adjustment to appearance changes resulting from meningococcal septicaemia during adolescence: A qualitative study. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 10(2), 125-132. https://doi.org/10.1080/13638490701217313

Statement of purpose: Meningococcal Septicaemia (ms) is an acute, life-threatening illness characterized by rapid progression and if not treated swiftly can result in death within hours. Those who survive may require skin grafting or amputation of di... Read More about Adjustment to appearance changes resulting from meningococcal septicaemia during adolescence: A qualitative study.

"Ur skin is the thing that everyone sees and you cant change it!": Exploring the appearance-related concerns of young people with psoriasis (2007)
Journal Article
Fox, F. E., Rumsey, N., & Morris, M. (2007). "Ur skin is the thing that everyone sees and you cant change it!": Exploring the appearance-related concerns of young people with psoriasis. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 10(2), 133-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/13638490701217594

Purpose: The failure of research to capture the qualitative experiences of young people who have chronic skin conditions means that their psychosocial needs are poorly understood. Using a grounded theory approach, this study facilitated group discuss... Read More about "Ur skin is the thing that everyone sees and you cant change it!": Exploring the appearance-related concerns of young people with psoriasis.

Visible difference amongst children and adolescents: Issues and interventions (2007)
Journal Article
Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2007). Visible difference amongst children and adolescents: Issues and interventions. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 10(2), 113-123. https://doi.org/10.1080/13638490701217396

Whether present at birth or acquired later in life, a visible difference (disfigurement) can have considerable psychological ramifications for children and adolescents. Whilst many young people adapt to the demands placed upon them and appear relativ... Read More about Visible difference amongst children and adolescents: Issues and interventions.

Measuring the quality of life of youth with facial differences (2007)
Journal Article
Rumsey, N. J., Patrick, D. L., Topolski, T. D., Edwards, T. C., Aspinall, C. L., Kapp-Simon, K. A., …Thomas, C. R. (2007). Measuring the quality of life of youth with facial differences. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 44(5), 538-547. https://doi.org/10.1597/06-072.1

Objective: To describe the Facial Differences Module of the Youth Quality of Life Instruments (YQOL-FD) and present results evaluating domain structure, internal consistency, reproducibility, validity, and respondent burden. Design: A multisite obser... Read More about Measuring the quality of life of youth with facial differences.

Evaluating the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for individuals with visible differences: A systematic review of the empirical literature (2007)
Journal Article
Moss, T. P., Bessell, A., & Moss, T. (2007). Evaluating the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for individuals with visible differences: A systematic review of the empirical literature. Body Image, 4(3), 227-238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2007.04.005

The objective of this review was to systematically identify and evaluate all known studies testing empirically the efficacy of psychosocial intervention programmes for adults with visible differences. Twelve papers met the inclusion criteria. None of... Read More about Evaluating the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for individuals with visible differences: A systematic review of the empirical literature.

LGBT psychosocial theory and practice in the UK: A review of key contributions and current developments (2007)
Journal Article
Peel, E. A., Clarke, V., & Peel, E. (2007). LGBT psychosocial theory and practice in the UK: A review of key contributions and current developments. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy, 11(1-2), 7-25. https://doi.org/10.1300/J236v11n01_02

This paper outlines the recent history of LGBT psychology and psychotherapy in the United Kingdom, focusing on key publications, and the current terrain, highlighting similarities and differences between the UK and the US contexts. The paper is divid... Read More about LGBT psychosocial theory and practice in the UK: A review of key contributions and current developments.

LGBT psychosocial theory and practice in the UK: A review of key contributions and current developments (2007)
Book Chapter
Clarke, V., & Peel, E. (2007). LGBT psychosocial theory and practice in the UK: A review of key contributions and current developments. In E. Peel, V. Clarke, & J. Drescher (Eds.), British Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Psychologies: Theory, Research and Practice, 7-25. Haworth Medical Press

This paper outlines the recent history of LGBT psychology and psychotherapy in the United Kingdom, focusing on key publications, and the current terrain, highlighting similarities and differences between the UK and the US contexts. The paper is divi... Read More about LGBT psychosocial theory and practice in the UK: A review of key contributions and current developments.

Introduction to LGB perspectives in psychological and psychotherapeutic theory, research and practice in the UK (2007)
Book Chapter
Peel, E., Clarke, V., & Drescher, J. (2007). Introduction to LGB perspectives in psychological and psychotherapeutic theory, research and practice in the UK. In E. Peel, V. Clarke, & J. Drescher (Eds.), British Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Psychologies: Theory, Research and Practice, 1-6. Haworth Medical Press

We are delighted to welcome readers to this collection of papers showcasing current developments in lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) psychological and psychotherapeutic theory, research and practice in the United Kingdom. This is our second foray into... Read More about Introduction to LGB perspectives in psychological and psychotherapeutic theory, research and practice in the UK.