Alison M. Wood

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AIMS The Schematic Appraisals Model of Suicide (SAMS) suggests that positive self-appraisals may be important for buffering suicidal thoughts and behaviours, potentially providing a key source of resilience. The current study aimed to explore whether positive self-appraisals buffered individuals from suicidality in the face of stressful life events. (More)
As more centres consider autologous bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for patients with high risk Hodgkin's disease (HD) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in first complete remission (CR1) the long term sequelae of such treatments have to be considered. One of the most important side effects of such intensive treatment is loss of(More)
Recent years have seen growing interest into concepts of resilience, but minimal research has explored resilience to suicide and none has investigated resilience to suicide amongst clinical groups. The current study aimed to examine whether a proposed resilience factor, positive self-appraisals of the ability to cope with emotions, difficult situations and(More)
After a trust violation, some people are quick to forgive, whereas others never trust again. In this report, we identify a key characteristic that moderates trust recovery: implicit beliefs of moral character. Individuals who believe that moral character can change over time (incremental beliefs) are more likely to trust their counterpart following an(More)
The ability of patients to understand and recall information given prior to obtaining written consent was assessed in 55 patients who were due to undergo the operation of transurethral resection of prostate. The patients were also asked their opinion on informed consent. Most patients knew the position of the prostate and the purpose of the operation. Some(More)
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a well-recognized complication of organ transplant and has been associated with high mortality using conventional chemotherapy. We have investigated 11 cases of PTLD for alterations to the interferon alpha (IFNA) and p16 genes on chromosome 9p using archival material. 4/9 (44%) cases had deletions of(More)
A few hundred small mission and government hospitals serve the 20 million people who live in rural East Africa. The physician-patient ratio is 1:25,000. Surgical support to many of these hospitals is provided through the East Africa Flying Doctor Service of the African Medical and Research Foundation. Small aircraft that are coordinated by a wide radio(More)