John Manthorpe

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This article looks at the less well known casualties of some family breakdowns; grandparents who have lost contact with grandchildren on the divorce, death or separation of the parents or on the placing of their grandchildren in the care of the local authority. Although health visitors may feel their immediate concern is with the children and parents in(More)
Nurses working in accident and emergency (A&E) departments near to Higher Education Institutions will be familiar with students attending as the result of sports injuries, and as the consequence of a range of accidents stemming from over-enthusiastic socializing. However, a number of students arrive at A&E departments in distress as the result of mental(More)
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 will be implemented in England and Wales in 2007 and have consequences for dietitians who work with people who may lack capacity to make specific decisions. This paper will explore issues arising from the introduction of the Act and considers the implications for dietitians involved in the delivery of clinical care, using(More)
Acknowledgements This booklet would not have been possible without the support of many friends and colleagues. First of all, we would like to thank the FIG-Commission 7, its delegates, and the many working group members in their continuing support for our work. We always achieved a lot during the annual meetings of the Commission , which were also very(More)
Modern cities depend on individualism and the process of contracting. Contracts between individuals contribute to stability and order in cities. However, this is challenged by risks and uncertainties especially those relating to vulnerable individuals who are unable or unwilling to enter into contractual relations. This paper focuses on the role of caring(More)