Friday, 28 October 2016

Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia

Colleagues Dr Chris Clarke and Dr Emma Wolverson in Clinical Psychology have co-edited:

Clarke C, Wolverson E Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London

As explained by Chris Clarke: 'The book explores the potential for positive psychology perspectives and concepts to be applied in furthering our understanding of ‘living well’ with dementia. Each chapter looks at a specific theme/concept (e.g. hope, humour, resilience etc), relates it to dementia and also includes personal accounts or interview transcripts to illustrate the potential experience of those concepts in living with dementia'.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Nicola Credland goes LIVE

Nicola Credland has passed her interview to be a LIVES medic. The medic role applies to volunteer doctors, nurses and paramedics who have specialist skills and can provide advanced support and management in complex medical and trauma emergencies. 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The DEarEST project – Co-creating healthy ageing in Hull:

Lesley Glover
Dr Lesley Glover and Judith Dyson, along with Professor Fiona Cowdell of Birmingham City University, have secured £29,964 over one year from the local Clinical Commissioning Group for a project:
Judith Dyson
 'The DEarEST project – Co-creating healthy ageing in Hull' 

Friday, 14 October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Fair care for trans people: An RCN guide for nursing and health care professionals

Jane Wray
Jane Wray, Senior Research Fellow in the FHSC was a member of the RCN Equality and Diversity Committee who have recently launched the RCN guidance Fair care for trans people: An RCN guide for nursing and health care professionals. Initially created in a response to an RCN Congress resolution. The RCN conducted a survey of more than 1,200 nursing staff and found that only 13% felt prepared to meet the needs of Trans patients they had cared for. The guidance was developed to help healthcare staff understand and respond to the needs of clients and patients who identify as transgender.

Happy 40th birthday to Dr Andrea Hilton

Monday, 10 October 2016

World Mental Health Day

Today, the Mental Health Foundation, the UK's leading mental health research charity, aims to raise public awareness of important issues on World Mental Health Day.
The Day, which is recognised by the World Health Organisation, champions good mental health, for everyone.
Like the Foundation, the University is focused on rigorous research and practical based study, pioneering change, in pursuit of equality for those suffering from mental health issues, and advanced knowledge.  
Like the Foundation, we aren't afraid to challenge the status quo or tackle difficult or under researched issues. Here is just a sample of the research we are undertaking in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, working towards better outcomes for patients, their families and society as a whole:
Access to mental health services: Exploring the barriers and facilitators to helping distressed young people in Hull and the East Riding. The aim of the study is to explore mental health support for young people in the Hull and East Riding area, looking at what support is available, young people’s attitudes to accessing this support, and how various services interact in providing that support.
We hope to identify factors that encourage or discourage young people from accessing support, and make recommendations that will increase positive help-seeking behaviour in this group.
The results of the study will be used to make recommendations to improve services for distressed young people in Hull and the East Riding. There will be a one-day conference to at the end of the project where we will share our findings. This event is open to the public and will be held at the University of Hull on 5 December 2016. For more information contact Dr Jo Bell or visit this link.
The identification of physical illness in people with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, which is contributing to a poorer quality of life and significantly reducing life expectancy. International work by Dr Jacquie White, Associate Dean Learning Teaching and Quality, also includes ongoing training of health professionals.
The psychological impact of pregnancy and childbirth and perinatal mental health. Depression during pregnancy is now as prevalent as postnatal depression, but treatment is often patchy because midwives do not have sufficient training to diagnose the condition. Professor Julie Jomeen suggests that women who have suffered with depression in pregnancy tend to endure mental health problems after the birth too, and that it is not uncommon for partners to also become depressed, which in turn can have an effect on the children too. Effective training to detect cases early and treat them is essential.

To find out more about our research, please visit this link. Or contact Kirsty Fishburn, Mental Health Lecturer, Tedl: 01482 464681

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Student publication: An overview of stoma care in the residential setting

Well done to Joanne Cremen our September 2014 student, entering her 3rd year Adult Nursing who, along with Amanda Lee has published:

Cremen J, Lee A (2016)An overview of stoma care in the residential setting Nursing & Residential Care 18:11 3-8

Monday, 3 October 2016

Dr Janet Kelly appointed to the Defence Nursing Forum Steering Committee

Dr Janet Kelly has been appionted to the Defence Nursing Forum Steering Committee starting in January 2017.  This is an RCN committee to promote defence nursing in the UK , so it is a national appointment.