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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.

Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023 (2023)
Report
Holt, N., & Dunn, L. (2023). Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023. Arts Council and National Academy of Social Prescribing

Thriving Communities Bristol developed partnerships between grassroots organisations with the aim of improving practice and knowledge of social prescribing in the city. Between June 2021 and June 2022, the project’s partners identified need and de... Read More about Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023.

Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN) through the lens: Using photo- elicitation interviews to explore adjustment in adolescents with a rare birthmark condition (2023)
Journal Article
Guest, E., Williamson, H., & Harcourt, D. (2024). Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN) through the lens: Using photo- elicitation interviews to explore adjustment in adolescents with a rare birthmark condition. Body Image, 48, Article 101656. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2023.101656

Adolescents with the rare birthmarks congenital melanocytic naevi (CMN) experience physical and psychosocial challenges, many of which stem from looking different from the ‘norm’. However, some adjust and have positive experiences. Understanding the... Read More about Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN) through the lens: Using photo- elicitation interviews to explore adjustment in adolescents with a rare birthmark condition.

Understanding the impact of children's and young people's self harm on parental wellbeing: A systematic literature review of qualitative and quantitative findings (2023)
Journal Article
Martin, F., Ferrey, A., Hobbs, L., van Evan, S., & Oliver, T. (in press). Understanding the impact of children's and young people's self harm on parental wellbeing: A systematic literature review of qualitative and quantitative findings. Child and Adolescent Mental Health,

Background: Self-harm in children and young people is increasing. Parents are vital in supporting young people; however parents may experience distress linked to the self-harm. Previous reviews have highlighted the emotional impact and need for inf... Read More about Understanding the impact of children's and young people's self harm on parental wellbeing: A systematic literature review of qualitative and quantitative findings.

‘Scars: How Our Wounds Make Us Who We Are’: Improving appearance-based stigma, conceptualisation of beauty and body esteem through a documentary (2023)
Journal Article
Mathews, A., Costa, B., Mikkola, A., & Harcourt, D. (2023). ‘Scars: How Our Wounds Make Us Who We Are’: Improving appearance-based stigma, conceptualisation of beauty and body esteem through a documentary. Scars, Burns & Healing, 9, https://doi.org/10.1177/20595131231205398

Introduction Those with an altered appearance as a result of injury, health condition or treatment can face stigma, which may contribute to adverse psychosocial outcomes. However, current research tends to focus on supporting individuals themselve... Read More about ‘Scars: How Our Wounds Make Us Who We Are’: Improving appearance-based stigma, conceptualisation of beauty and body esteem through a documentary.

High-fidelity simulation in healthcare education: Considerations for design, delivery and debriefing (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Newton, J. (2023, November). High-fidelity simulation in healthcare education: Considerations for design, delivery and debriefing. Poster presented at 4th Global Conference on Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care, Gothenburg, Sweden

Background: High-Fidelity Simulation (HFS) is a well-recognised teaching and learning tool[1]; and one capable of facilitating skill retention and knowledge retrieval[2]. Attitudes, values and behaviours may also be shaped by HFS, fostering a deeper... Read More about High-fidelity simulation in healthcare education: Considerations for design, delivery and debriefing.

High-fidelity simulation in healthcare education: An interdisciplinary debriefing enhancement strategy (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Newton, J. (2023, November). High-fidelity simulation in healthcare education: An interdisciplinary debriefing enhancement strategy. Poster presented at ASPiH 2023 Sustainable Simulation, Brighton Metropole

Background: High-Fidelity Simulation (HFS) is a recognised teaching and learning tool; and capable of facilitating knowledge retention and retrieval. Attitudes, values and behaviours may also be shaped by HFS, fostering a deeper appreciation of the e... Read More about High-fidelity simulation in healthcare education: An interdisciplinary debriefing enhancement strategy.

Developing emotional preparedness and mental resilience through high-fidelity simulation: A 'Bridge Too Far' for institutions teaching major trauma management and mass casualty medicine? (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Newton, J. (2023, November). Developing emotional preparedness and mental resilience through high-fidelity simulation: A 'Bridge Too Far' for institutions teaching major trauma management and mass casualty medicine?. Presented at ASPiH 2023 Sustainable Simulation, Brighton Metropole

Background: Clinical acumen represents only part of being adequately equipped to attend a major incident. The emotive sights, sounds and smells of these dynamic environments are all-encompassing experiences, and responders must also be armed with the... Read More about Developing emotional preparedness and mental resilience through high-fidelity simulation: A 'Bridge Too Far' for institutions teaching major trauma management and mass casualty medicine?.

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.

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.

Exploring working class men’s experiences of their social context and its impact on mental health and help seeking behaviour in the South Wales Valleys (2023)
Thesis
McGinty, T. Exploring working class men’s experiences of their social context and its impact on mental health and help seeking behaviour in the South Wales Valleys. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10141665

Past intersectional research has suggested that men living in socially deprived areas are 51% more likely to experience major depressive disorder. Furthermore, men have increased rates of mental distress and psychopathology in comparison to individua... Read More about Exploring working class men’s experiences of their social context and its impact on mental health and help seeking behaviour in the South Wales Valleys.

Is thematic analysis used well in health psychology? A critical review of published research, with recommendations for quality practice and reporting (2023)
Journal Article
Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2023). Is thematic analysis used well in health psychology? A critical review of published research, with recommendations for quality practice and reporting. Health Psychology Review, 17(4), 695-718. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2022.2161594

Despite the persistent dominance of a ‘scientific psychology’ paradigm in health psychology, the use of qualitative research continues to grow. Qualitative approaches are often based on fundamentally different values from (post)positivistempiricism,... Read More about Is thematic analysis used well in health psychology? A critical review of published research, with recommendations for quality practice and reporting.

Decolonialising a grounded theory of presence (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Blunden, N. (2022, December). Decolonialising a grounded theory of presence. Presented at Embracing the art and science of psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute

In this seminar, Nicola presents her inter-disciplinary constructivist grounded theory of therapeutic improvisation. She proposes a model of therapy-as-art-making, bringing to light the central aesthetic practice employed by therapists: conversationa... Read More about Decolonialising a grounded theory of presence.

Dementia and Psychotherapy Revisited (2022)
Book
Cheston, R. (2022). Dementia and Psychotherapy Revisited. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill (Imprint: Open University Press)

People living with dementia have little opportunity to talk about their experiences and what is happening to them. This often makes it harder for them to adjust to, and to accept, the diagnosis. Dementia and Psychotherapy Reconsidered introduces a ne... Read More about Dementia and Psychotherapy Revisited.

Students’ representations of menopause and perimenopause: Out of control bodies and empathetic expert doctors (2022)
Journal Article
Hayfield, N., & Campbell, C. (2022). Students’ representations of menopause and perimenopause: Out of control bodies and empathetic expert doctors. Sex Roles, 87, 365–378. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-022-01320-2

Representations of peri/menopause are influential in relation to how peri/menopause is understood and how peri/menopausal women are perceived, both of which have important implications for health and wellbeing. In this paper, we report results from a... Read More about Students’ representations of menopause and perimenopause: Out of control bodies and empathetic expert doctors.

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.

Project your daughters? Why not educate your sons? (2022)
Digital Artefact
Meyrick, J. (2022). Project your daughters? Why not educate your sons?. [website]

Key overview piece for Prof Michael Floods (Queensland University Austraila) online resource around sexual violence prevention and men. www.XYonline.net

Report on the 2021 networking event “Close reading, open minds: Literature for health and wellbeing”
Report
Rogers, S., Greenham, D., Ramsey-Wade, C., & Holt, N. Report on the 2021 networking event “Close reading, open minds: Literature for health and wellbeing”. UWE Bristol

In March 2021, an emerging group of researchers at UWE Bristol organized a virtual symposium, aiming to establish a network of collaborators and work towards fundable projects. The event fostered collaboration between arts and science disciplines to... Read More about Report on the 2021 networking event “Close reading, open minds: Literature for health and wellbeing”.