Susie Heywood

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BACKGROUND This study aimed to explore experiences of implementation of alcohol brief interventions (ABIs) in settings outside of primary healthcare in the Scottish national programme. The focus of the study was on strategies and learning to support ABI implementation in settings outside of primary healthcare in general, rather on issues specific to any(More)
Background: The importance of empathic, person-centred care that is responsive to the individual patients' needs is increasingly visible in national and international healthcare policies but there is a need for practical tools to help healthcare practitioners. The CARE Approach is a new 'generic' learning tool that aims to foster the achievement of(More)
Acknowledgements 2 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to thank: • The practitioners, managers, supervisors and key informants who were interviewed for the research, who supported the identification of other interviewees or who sent on documents or information. • The patients and practitioners who supported the research with stories of their experiences(More)
We describe our experiences developing a model of delivery and multidisciplinary training course for screening and brief advice on four lifestyle issues: alcohol, smoking, physical activity, and diet. The one-day, 6-hour training course was developed to equip a wide range of health, social care, and community practitioners with an understanding of basic(More)
Acknowledgements Edinburgh young people's needs assessment, 2011 2 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author would like to thank: The steering group for all their help and support; The managers and staff who were interviewed for the study or who completed a survey; The young people who gave their time to be interviewed or who took part in a focus group; Julie Hale and(More)
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