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This paper presents the results of an action research study into the acute care experience of Dissociative Identity Disorder. The study, which was grounded in principles of critical social science, utilized focus group interviews and narrative construction. Nurses and patients are under-represented in all clinical evaluation and their voices need to be(More)
INTRODUCTION Non-specific neck pain is a major burden to industry, yet the impact of introducing a workplace ergonomics and exercise intervention on work productivity and severity of neck pain in a population of office personnel is unknown. RESEARCH QUESTION Does a combined workplace-based best practice ergonomic and neck exercise program reduce(More)
Implantable central venous access devices CVADs have increased in their use. A Portacath makes venous access quicker and reduces the trauma associated with siting a peripheral cannula. Children with cystic fibrosis have benefited from the use of the Portacath. This study explored the information requirements of twenty six children with cystic fibrosis, and(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital outpatient orthopaedic services traditionally rely on medical specialists to assess all new patients to determine appropriate care. This has resulted in significant delays in service provision. In response, Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinics and Multidisciplinary Services (OPSC) have been introduced to assess and co-ordinate(More)
AIM To identify the nature of services for children and young people with progressive neuromuscular disorders (NMD) provided by Children's Hospices in the UK. METHODS A questionnaire requesting aggregate data on the number of patients with a neuromuscular condition was sent to all children's hospices in the UK, in addition, specific data was collected on(More)
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