Katherine Hopkins

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Behavioral and social sciences theories and models have the potential to enhance efforts to reduce unintentional injuries. The authors reviewed the published literature on behavioral and social science theory applications to unintentional injury problems to enumerate and categorize the ways different theories and models are used in injury prevention(More)
We read with interest the article by Boyd et al., Living and dying well with end-stage liver disease: time for palliative care? We work closely with the liver unit at the Royal Free Hospital and are well aware of the lack of information available on the pharmacokinetics of opioids in liver disease and the challenges this presents. However, we read with some(More)
CONTEXT Two million people across the U.K. are living with cancer, often experienced as a long-term condition. They may have unmet needs after active treatment. Rehabilitation aims to address these needs, maximize psychological and physical function, and enable minimum dependency regardless of life expectancy. OBJECTIVES We aimed to test, in a randomized(More)
Chronic and life-threatening conditions are widely thought to shatter the lives of those affected. In this article, we examine the accounts of 19 older people diagnosed with late stage chronic kidney disease who declined dialysis. Accounts were collected through in-depth interview in the United Kingdom (March-November, 2010). Drawing on a phenomenological(More)
The World Health Organization's (1990) definition of palliative care describes an holistic approach to care for patients with advanced progressive illness. Issues relating to nutrition, lack of appetite and the subsequent weight loss the individuals may experience present a challenge to all concerned with providing both formal and informal care to this(More)
Increasing the resilience of ecological and sociological systems has been proposed as an option to adapt to changing future climatic conditions. However, few studies test the applicability of those strategies to forest management. This paper uses a real forest health incident to assess the ability of forest management strategies to affect ecological and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the knowledge and practice patterns of a UK cohort of relevant healthcare professionals (HCPs) about delivering palliative care in cirrhosis, and to inform priorities for future research. DESIGN An on-line questionnaire survey with closed and open responses. SETTING HCPs identified from the mailing list of special interest groups(More)
Chronic kidney disease stage 5 is a global health challenge in the context of population ageing across the world. The range of treatment options available to patients at all ages has increased and includes transplantation and dialysis. However, these options are often seen as inappropriate for older frailer patients who are now offered the option of(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the limitations in palliative care provision in the last year of life for people with liver cirrhosis and potential barriers to and enablers of palliative care. DESIGN Mixed methods, including a retrospective case note review, qualitative focus groups and individual interviews. SETTING A tertiary referral liver centre in the south(More)
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