Des Cawley

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INTRODUCTION There is an increasing number of children with complex care needs, however, there is limited evidence of the experience of families during the process of transitioning to becoming their child's primary care giver. The aim of this study was to explore parents' perspectives of the transition to home of a child with complex respiratory health care(More)
BACKGROUND Parents commonly report a significant improvement in quality of life following the provision of hospice and supportive care and have identified a need for such a service in the home. The purpose of this study was to understand the experiences of families receiving a nurse led pilot hospice at home programme and the experiences of healthcare(More)
Parents of children with complex care needs are generally willing to participate in research studies about their experiences; however, they are often challenged in their capacity to participate as they struggle to find time for family life. In our research with parents to explore their experience of transitioning to home, we deliberately sought an approach(More)
INTRODUCTION This systematic review seeks to identify the intended components of the role of care coordinator for children with complex care needs and the factors that determine its composition in practice. THEORY AND METHODS The initial search identified 1,157 articles, of which 37 met the inclusion criteria. They were quality assessed using the SIGN(More)
The cut-then-stack paradigm of computer-aided manufacturing of laminated engineering materials (CAM-LEM) offers choice of feedstock material, ease of handling finely divided (and therefore sinterable) powders, and the ability to mix materials. This combination of features was exploited to process fluidic devices. CAM-LEM processing was used to render the(More)
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