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Suicide Exposure in a Polymediated Age (2021)
Journal Article
Bell, J., & Westoby, C. (2021). Suicide Exposure in a Polymediated Age. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 694280. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.694280

With growing evidence that media plays a vital role in shaping public understanding of suicidality and influencing behaviours, media portrayals of suicidality have for some time been the focus of suicide prevention efforts. Traditional media has chan... Read More about Suicide Exposure in a Polymediated Age.

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.

Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones (2020)
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Evans, N., & McCarthy, A. (Eds.). (2020). Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

As the British expanded their empire from near colonies such as Ireland to those in remote corners of the world, such as Barbados, Ceylon, North America and Australia, they left a trail of physical remains in every parish where settlement occurred. B... Read More about Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones.

Taboo Or Not Taboo: (In)visibilities Of Death, Dying And Bereavement (2020)
Journal Article
Hård Af Segerstad, Y., Bell, J., Giaxoglou, K., Pitsillides, S., & Yeshua-Katz, D. (2020). Taboo Or Not Taboo: (In)visibilities Of Death, Dying And Bereavement. Selected Papers of Internet Research, Article 11125. https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11125

The notion that ‘death is a taboo’ pervades private, public and academic discourses around death, dying and bereavement in contemporary Western societies. The rise of digital media within the last decades further complicates the appreciation of the s... Read More about Taboo Or Not Taboo: (In)visibilities Of Death, Dying And Bereavement.

'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.

Clinical decision-making at the end of life: A mixed-methods study (2018)
Journal Article
Taylor, P., Johnson, M. J., & Dowding, D. W. (in press). Clinical decision-making at the end of life: A mixed-methods study. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001535

Objectives To improve the ability of clinical staff to recognise end of life in hospital inpatients dying as a result of cancer and heart failure, and to generate new hypotheses for further research. Methods This mixed-methods study used decision th... Read More about Clinical decision-making at the end of life: A mixed-methods study.

Clinical decision making in the recognition of dying: a qualitative interview study (2017)
Journal Article
Taylor, P., Dowding, D., & Johnson, M. (2017). Clinical decision making in the recognition of dying: a qualitative interview study. BMC Palliative Care, 16(11), Article ARTN 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-016-0179-3

Background: Recognising dying is an essential clinical skill for general and palliative care professionals alike. Despite the high importance, both identification and good clinical care of the dying patient remains extremely difficult and often contr... Read More about Clinical decision making in the recognition of dying: a qualitative interview study.