Joan Middleton

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  • J Middleton
  • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
  • 1989
The number of head injuries in children is rising annually and the number is by no means insignificant. Although the relatively small number of severe injuries has been acknowledged to produce profound and long-term effects, the majority of injuries are comparatively mild. In the past, mild injuries have not been thought to produce significant cognitive or(More)
Pain is a common symptom for long-term care residents, particularly those in need of palliative care. However, pain assessment in residents who have communication limitations is challenging. A study was conducted with the aim of developing a pain assessment tool that could feasibly be used by direct care providers in long-term care with minimal training yet(More)
The Children's Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (CHIPASAT) was developed to assess the capacity and rate of information processing in children. This basic aspect of attention underlies many abilities, and is impaired following head injury in adults. Similar impairment may occur in children after head injury or other CNS dysfunction. A sample (N = 315) of(More)
Pain is a common symptom for long-term care residents, particularly those in need of palliative care. However, pain assessment in residents who have communication limitations is challenging. A study was conducted with the aim of developing a pain assessment tool that could feasibly be used by direct care providers in long-term care with minimal training yet(More)
Particular attention is currently being given to the role of primary healthcare workers in supporting people with mental health problems in primary care (McFadyen et al, 1996). The aim of this study was to survey the views of primary healthcare workers regarding their previous mental health training and to identify their current perceived mental health(More)
The health professional's role does not cease with perinatal death, but shifts towards the prevention of postmortem psychiatric sequelae in the parents. A multidisciplinary bereavement service has found that an increased awareness of the final processes of "viewing" and "burial" diminishes the production of fearful speculations both by parents and staff,(More)
Contrary to the societal view that only the frail elderly reside in long-term care facilities, many young adults who require residential care to maintain optimal health, or who are in a rehabilitation program, also live in these facilities. The relationships between residents and caregivers in long-term care facilities may develop into relationships that(More)
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