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A qualitative study of the shared experience of humour between people living with dementia and their partners (2018)
Journal Article
Hickman, H., Clarke, C., & Wolverson, E. (in press). A qualitative study of the shared experience of humour between people living with dementia and their partners. Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301218805895

Humour is a complex social and emotional experience which could constitute a positive resource for people endeavouring to live well with dementia. However, little is currently known about the shared use and value of humour in dyads where one person h... Read More

The continuity of social care when moving across regional boundaries (2018)
Journal Article
Marsland, D., White, C., & Manthorpe, J. (2019). The continuity of social care when moving across regional boundaries. Journal of Social Work, 19(5), 557-577. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017318762268

Summary: This paper reports the experiences of adults in receipt of social care when relocating to new local authorities, and of family carers. While many matters need to be considered when moving, the study focussed specifically on the ‘portability’... Read More

‘Behaviour that challenges’ in dementia care: an update of psychological approaches for home and care home settings (2017)
Journal Article
Moniz-Cook, E., & James, I. (2017). ‘Behaviour that challenges’ in dementia care: an update of psychological approaches for home and care home settings. FPOP bulletin, 140, 43-49

Over and above the personal and financial costs associated with dementia, those for ‘behaviour that challenges’ (BtC) are significant (Lowry & Warner, 2009; Hermann et al., 2006). This briefing paper outlines the importance of having a psychological... Read More

Antenatal young parents: introducing a pathway to enhance health visiting practice (2015)
Journal Article
Jennison, L. (2015). Antenatal young parents: introducing a pathway to enhance health visiting practice. Community Practitioner, 88(7), 37-40

Although their numbers have declined over the last 10 years, younger (teenage) parents are still one of the most disadvantaged client groups and have significantly poorer health outcomes for both themselves and their children.This article describes t... Read More

Deliberate self-harm among adults in prisons (2014)
Journal Article
Bennett, L., & Dyson, J. (2014). Deliberate self-harm among adults in prisons. Mental health practice, 18(1), 14-20. https://doi.org/10.7748/mhp.18.1.14.e931

This article explores barriers that prevent or interfere with the implementation of policies for reducing deliberate self-harm in adults in prisons and the levers that aid implementation. An integrative literature review was conducted of 12 studies o... Read More

Exploring the psychological processes underlying touch: lessons from the Alexander Technique (2012)
Journal Article
Jones, T., & Glover, L. (2014). Exploring the psychological processes underlying touch: lessons from the Alexander Technique. Clinical psychology and psychotherapy : an international journal of theory & practice, 21(2), 140-153. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.1824

The experience of touch is significant; both in its positive implications and in how it attracts caution and controversy. Accordingly, physical contact within psychological therapy has been shown to improve well-being and the therapeutic relationship... Read More