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Consent to discuss participation in research: a pilot study
Background. Equitable access to research studies needs to be increased for all patients. There is debate about which is the best approach to use to discuss participation in research in real-world clinical settings. Objective. ...
Evaluating dementia training for healthcare staff
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on a service evaluation of a competency-based dementia training programme for clinicians to establish its value in improving their knowledge and confidence of dementia ...
A usability study to test the effectiveness, efficiency and simplicity of a newly developed Internet-based Exercise-focused Health App for Lung cancer survivors (iEXHALE): Protocol paper
The Internet-based Exercise-focused Health App for Lung cancer survivors (iEXHALE) is a mobile web app being developed to provide lung cancer survivors with an algorithm-based, tailor-made, self-management programme to ...
Newly qualified health visitor: Resilience in practice
As a new cohort of health visitors qualify, Bethany Boddy reflects on the importance of resilience and the way individuals, teams and organisations can support staff as they develop their skills as practitioners through ...
Newly qualified health visitor: Assessment and support for fathers’ mental health
Explores the evidence around paternal mental health illness, and the role of the health visitor through assessment, identification and signposting using a whole-family approach
Newly qualified health visitor: Mandated contacts and achieving the best start in life
There has been much in the news recently about how to achieve the best start for children in the UK. Bethany Boddy reflects on the importance of the health visitor contacts for families in the UK and the challenges faced ...
Using local communities to establish geographical boundaries for case studies
Background Case studies are widely used in the social sciences to explore complex phenomena in natural settings. Applying boundaries is vital to ensure cases are easily identifiable and similar enough to be treated as ...
Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment
In 2016, the urgent and ambulatory care service in Oxfordshire formed part of a cross-organisational partnership working group. The group consisted of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust community minor injury units (MIUs) ...
Clinician-targeted interventions to improve advance care planning in heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Objective Advance care planning (ACP) is widely advocated to contribute to better outcomes for patients suffering from heart failure. But clinicians appear hesitant to engage with ACP. Our aim was to identify interventions ...
Newly qualified health visitor: Discussing vaccinations with families through health visiting contacts
Bethany Boddy considers the important role health visitors have in discussing vaccinations with families through mandated contacts and sharing evidence-based research to promote vaccination uptake.