Samantha L. Connor

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This paper explores the emotional support needs and coping strategies of family carers derived from two focus group interviews, each group comprising seven family carers. The interviews were carried out in Northern Ireland as part of phase one of the ACTION (Assisting Carers using Telematics Interventions to meet Older persons Needs) project. The purpose of(More)
This paper describes a unique mental health practice development programme, which aims to integrate education, research, clinical practice and culture change, and promote collaboration between academics, researchers and healthcare practitioners to meet current government policy needs. The programme combines academic qualifications within the context of(More)
This paper presents evaluation data for an interactive software program designed to provide family carers with information, advice and psychological support by way of feedback of their coping capacity. The multimedia program consists of an information-based package that provides carers with advice on health promotion and relaxation and offers them a range(More)
There is widespread concern about alcohol and drug use and abuse among young people in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. Evaluations of current drug and alcohol education approaches have mixed findings and some methodological difficulties. This paper reports on exploratory research to explore the potential of technology to provide(More)
OBJECTIVE This report describes the design and evaluation of a software application to help carers cope when faced with caring problems and emergencies. DESIGN The design process involved users at each stage to ensure the content of the software application was appropriate, and the research team carefully considered the requirements of disabled and(More)
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