Peter E Branney

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Lay involvement in public health programmes occurs through formalised lay health worker (LHW) and other volunteer roles. Whether such participation should be supported, or indeed rewarded, by payment is a critical question. With reference to policy in England, UK, this paper argues how framing citizen involvement in health only as time freely given does not(More)
Professional support processes are critical for the establishment and maintenance of community health worker programmes. This paper reports on three public hearings held in England, UK, that were conducted as part of a national study into approaches to develop and support lay people in public health roles. Individuals with relevant theoretical or practical(More)
PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH Penile cancer is a rare but highly treatable condition. Whilst over 80% survive for over five years, treatment can have a significant impact on quality of life. There has been little research conducted to date on men's experiences of treatment for penile cancer. The Patients Experiences of Penile Cancer study (PEPC) aimed to redress(More)
This paper examines the value of participatory approaches within interventions aimed at promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Specifically the paper explores data from the thematic evaluation of the Mental Health and Employment project strand within the Altogether Better programme being implemented in England in the Yorkshire and Humber(More)
An important consideration that needs adding to discussions of patient choice and whether or not men are reluctant to use primary care services is that many frequent attenders are male. The aim of this article is to explore how male frequent attenders construct decisions to use or not use health-care services. This is achieved through secondary analysis of(More)
AIM To explore how men with penile cancer construct humour in relation to their diagnosis and treatment. BACKGROUND Functionalist, relief and incongruity theories attempt to account for humour, but there is a dearth of empirical evidence in nursing care. This is particularly so in relation to a condition like penile cancer where some nurses think that(More)
AIM To explore the challenges of engaging men with penile cancer in qualitative interview research. BACKGROUND Qualitative interviewing offers an ideal tool for exploring men's experiences of illness, complementing and providing context to gendered health inequalities identified in epidemiological research on men. But conducting interviews with men can be(More)