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Feasibility of a telephone support service for carers

01 December 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Aim The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility, practicality and acceptability of using a telephone intervention to support the psychological needs of carers...

Living with disability

01 June 2006

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & research

Parenting a child with severe learning disabilities can bring about many challenges for the parents and their families. These aspects have driven the research agenda...

Mapping the social support networks of patients

01 June 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice


The aim of this article is to provide you with a briefing on how to construct a social support network map with cancer sufferers. Cancer poses unique problems for...

Assessing the value of offering art activities to patients and carers

06 May 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

Aim The aim of this study was to determine if patients who had undergone treatment and their carers perceived benefits from taking part in an art project facilitated...

Evaluation of borderline personality disorder awareness workshops for service users and carers

09 October 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The provision of borderline personality disorder (BPD) awareness workshops was a direct result of consultations with service users and carers in Somerset, which...

Role of carers’ assessments in behaviour analysis

01 October 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Research has shown positive behaviour support to be effective in minimising challenging behaviours and replacing them with socially valid alternatives. The success...

a to z of autistic spectrum disorder

01 July 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

For the purpose of this poster the umbrella term of ASD has been used instead of individual diagnostic categories. This is an edited version of the original poster.

Altogether now: learning disability open meetings

01 July 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Services for people with learning disabilities have seen massive changes over the past decade. The focus has shifted to promoting inclusion, rights, choice, advocacy...

Involving service users and carers in the education of mental health nurses

01 December 2006

Mental Health Practice


Over the last two decades, there has been a drive to include service users and carers, patients and public in the commissioning, design, delivery and evaluation of...

Engaging with the lives of people with dementia

01 November 2006

Mental Health Practice


Being deaf and having short-term memory problems is a challenging combination. I should know, as Mum had both. Please notice I write ‘Mum had both’ and not ‘Mum...