Kathy McKay

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Duplicate gallbladder is a rare congenital abnormality of the hepatobiliary system that has an incidence of roughly 1 in 4000. Many surgical studies have demonstrated that congenital anomalies of the gallbladder and anatomical variations of its position are associated with an increased risk of complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Using(More)
When a person goes missing, those left behind mourn an ambiguous loss where grief can be disenfranchised. Different to bereavement following death, hope figures into this experience as a missing person has the potential to return. This review explores hope for families of missing people. Lived experience of ambiguous loss was deconstructed to reveal(More)
Objective The aim of the present study was to explore the use of complementary consent methodologies to support a potentially vulnerable group of people, namely those aging with intellectual disability, to provide personal input. It was premised on the view that processes to determine capacity for consent, appropriately modified to account for individual(More)
High quality mental healthcare after a suicide attempt is a key strategy for preventing subsequent suicide attempts and deaths, yet little is known about how people navigate the healthcare system following a suicide attempt. This paper focuses on the stories told by 20 people who had attempted suicide. Five themes emerged: fitting into the healthcare(More)
While research indicates that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents may be at increased risk of some sexually transmitted infections, there is limited information about factors that may place these young people at more risk of adverse sexual health than their non-Indigenous counterparts. Current research has tended to focus on surveillance-type(More)
1110 www.thelancet.com/psychiatry Vol 3 December 2016 Lying is a morally ambiguous exercise. While lies told knowingly for selfi sh purposes are for the most part unacceptable, there are also some generally acceptable degrees of lying. A so-called white lie told to protect someone from being hurt is good; for example, an adult comforting a child and telling(More)
In the aftermath of suicide, grief becomes a multi-faceted experience. Traditionally, this grief was silenced where the shame attached to suicide invalidated a person's need for expression. Even now, it can be difficult for people to fully articulate their grief, let alone find an empathetic audience. How do we examine this grief to more clearly hear the(More)
INTRODUCTION Australia's farmers constitute a heterogeneous group within the rural population. This literature review incorporates four broad areas: an understanding of farming communities, families and individuals and the contexts in which they live and work; an exploration of the challenges to morbidity and mortality that these communities face; a(More)
Stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Canada and only relatively few individuals avail of pharmacological treatment. Consequently, most stroke patients are left with permanent disabilities. Post-stroke rehabilitation is ben~ficial but is often incomplete. Animal models of stroke have helped in our understanding of the mechanisms(More)
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