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Liz Walker

Professor of Health and Social Work Research


“Just because people are old, just because they're ill…” dignity matters in district nursing (2021)
Journal Article
Stevens, E., Price, L., & Walker, L. (2022). “Just because people are old, just because they're ill…” dignity matters in district nursing. The journal of adult protection, 24(1), 3-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/JAP-07-2021-0024

Purpose: This paper aims to explore the concept and practice, of dignity as understood and experienced by older adults and district nursing staff. The paper adds a new, nuanced, understanding of safeguarding possibilities in the context of district n... Read More about “Just because people are old, just because they're ill…” dignity matters in district nursing.

Dressings and dignity in community nursing (2021)
Journal Article
Stevens, E., Price, E., & Walker, L. (2021). Dressings and dignity in community nursing. British Journal of Community Nursing, 26(11), 526-531. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2021.26.11.526

Although dignity has been widely explored in the context of healthcare, it has rarely been the subject of empirical exploration when care is delivered by community district nursing teams. This paper demonstrates how a commonplace community nursing ta... Read More about Dressings and dignity in community nursing.

Making the mundane remarkable: an ethnography of the ‘dignity encounter’ in community district nursing (2021)
Journal Article
Stevens, E., Price, E., & Walker, E. (in press). Making the mundane remarkable: an ethnography of the ‘dignity encounter’ in community district nursing. Ageing and Society, https://doi.org/10.1017/s0144686x21000738

The concept of dignity is core to community district nursing practice, yet it is profoundly complex with multiple meanings and interpretations. Dignity does not exist absolutely, but, rather, becomes socially (de)constructed through and within social... Read More about Making the mundane remarkable: an ethnography of the ‘dignity encounter’ in community district nursing.

Group-based Tai Chi as therapy for alleviating experiences of social death in people with advanced, incurable disease: an ethnographic study (2021)
Journal Article
Bradshaw, A., Walker, L., Borgstrom, E., & Burke, S. (2021). Group-based Tai Chi as therapy for alleviating experiences of social death in people with advanced, incurable disease: an ethnographic study. Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676x.2021.1879918

Advanced, incurable disease is a highly stressful and traumatic life event that can lead to losses of social identity, social connectedness, and losses associated with bodily disintegration. The combination of these losses makes it difficult to remai... Read More about Group-based Tai Chi as therapy for alleviating experiences of social death in people with advanced, incurable disease: an ethnographic study.

‘When I asked for help and support it was not there’: current NHS employment practice and its impact on people with systemic lupus erythematosus (2021)
Journal Article
Booth, S., Price, E., & Walker, E. (2021). ‘When I asked for help and support it was not there’: current NHS employment practice and its impact on people with systemic lupus erythematosus. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 5(1), Article rkab019. https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rkab019

Objectives The aim was to investigate whether National Health Service (NHS) employees with SLE, for whom work disability and early retirement are high, are supported effectively in at work. Methods An online survey of 393 people with lupus was com... Read More about ‘When I asked for help and support it was not there’: current NHS employment practice and its impact on people with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Is polygyny a risk factor in the transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa? A systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
Gazimbi, M. M., Magadi, M. A., Onyango-Ouma, W., Walker, E., Cresswell, R. B., Kaseje, M., & Wafula, C. O. (2020). Is polygyny a risk factor in the transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa? A systematic review. African journal of reproductive health, 24(4), 198-212. https://doi.org/10.29063/ajrh2020/v24i4.20

Using a systematic literature review approach, this paper focused on the role of polygyny in the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. The widespread practice of polygyny is one feature of many SSA contexts that may be relevant to... Read More about Is polygyny a risk factor in the transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa? A systematic review.

'It was like an animal in pain': Institutional thoughtlessness and bereavement in prison (2020)
Journal Article
Wilson, M., Johnston, H., & Walker, L. (in press). 'It was like an animal in pain': Institutional thoughtlessness and bereavement in prison. Criminology & criminal Justice, https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895820930755

Using the concept of institutional thoughtlessness, this article examines a range of issues embedded within daily prison life which have a detrimental effect upon the lives of those bereaved during a prison sentence. Drawing on in-depth qualitative r... Read More about 'It was like an animal in pain': Institutional thoughtlessness and bereavement in prison.

Feeling the benefit : fluctuating illness and the world of welfare (2019)
Journal Article
Price, E., Walker, L., & Booth, S. (2020). Feeling the benefit : fluctuating illness and the world of welfare. Disability and society, 35(8), 1315-1336. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2019.1680346

This article explores the experiences of people living with fluctuating long-term conditions, with a particular focus on the UK welfare benefits system. Respondents in this study suggested that this system constitutes a critical barrier to maintainin... Read More about Feeling the benefit : fluctuating illness and the world of welfare.

Society, Health and Disease in South Africa (2019)
Book
Gilbert, L., Walker, L., Cooper, S., Lewins, K., Matshedisho, R., Nunez-Carrasco, L., & Selikow, T. (2019). Society, Health and Disease in South Africa. (4th). Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press

The onset of the quadruple burden of disease in South Africa, the challenges faced by the medical establishment to curtail the rapid growth of multiple epidemics, the inadequate response by the state to various inequities in the health system, and th... Read More about Society, Health and Disease in South Africa.

Fluctuation, invisibility, fatigue – the barriers to maintaining employment with systemic lupus erythematosus: results of an online survey (2018)
Journal Article
Walker, E., Price, E., & Booth, S. (2018). Fluctuation, invisibility, fatigue – the barriers to maintaining employment with systemic lupus erythematosus: results of an online survey. Lupus, 27(14), 2284-2291. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961203318808593

© The Author(s) 2018. Objectives: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with high levels of workplace disability and unemployment. The objective of this study was to understand the reasons for this and to describe the barriers and facilita... Read More about Fluctuation, invisibility, fatigue – the barriers to maintaining employment with systemic lupus erythematosus: results of an online survey.