Stavert, J. (2019). Mental Health Act review in Scotland: some initial observations. Essex Chambers
Provides some initial observations on and recommendations for the scope of the forthcoming review of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003, with particular...
Murray, J., Heyman, I., Wooff, A., Dougall, N., Aston, L., & Enang, I. (2017). Law enforcement and public health: setting the research agenda for Scotland . Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Police Scotland’s contact with people with vulnerability and health problems has been increasing year-on-year, with significant costs and unknown outcomes associated. This is ...
Stavert, J., Egdell, V., Ritchie, L., Danson, M., Cook, M., & Tolson, D. (2018). Employer Responses to Dementia in the Workplace. Edinburgh Napier University
The reported study investigated how Scottish-based employers from different sectors respond to staff with dementia. Dementia is, and will increasingly be, a workplace issue as...
Chief Scientists Office
Approximately 3,500 women in the UK experience the trauma of perinatal loss each year. Up to 39% go on to develop perinatal PTSD. There is no effective treatment for these women, but EMDR is effective...
The NHS in the UK employs an estimated 1,500+ chaplains. Chaplains deliver specialist spiritual care to patients and staff across the NHS, offering comfort to those of all faith and none. Despite the ...
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
The aim of this research is to examine policing, health professionals’ and victims’ understandings of the assessment of vulnerability for suicide in IPV victims, incorporating a cross-cultural compari...
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McFetridge, M., Hauenstein Swan, A., Heke, S., Karatzias, T., Greenberg, N., Kitchiner, N. & Morley, R. (2017). Guideline for the treatment and planning of services for complex post-traumatic stress disorder in adults. Scotland: UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS)
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MacGregor, A., Reid, S., Maxwell, M., Miller, I., Macleod, S., Corbett, J., …Harris, F. (2013). Evaluation of the Scottish Recovery Indicator 2 (SRI 2). Edinburgh: Scottish Recovery Network
The Scottish Recover Indicator (SRI) is a web based service
development tool designed by the Scottish Recovery Network to
support and develop recovery focuse...
Ebmeier, K., Baig, B., Brown, A., Cavanagh, J., Clark, S., Davidson, K., …Wilson, L. (2005). Bipolar Affective Disorder - A national clinical guideline. Edinburgh: Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
A national clinical guideline - SIGN.
Stavert, J., & McGregor, R. Project briefing paper: Support for the Exercise of Legal Capacity. Essex Autonomy Project
This briefing paper was produced for the Three Jurisdictions Project Roundtable Meeting held on 2 February 2016. It considers support for the exercise of legal capacity.
Ramsay, P., Kydonaki, C., Jailobaeva, K., McQuillan, L., & Walsh, T. (2018, March). Counselling for patients and families after intensive care: a feasibility study and mixed methods evaluation. Presented at NHS Lothian NMAHP Conference, 2018, NHS Lothian
Yates, P. (2016, September). "It's just the abuse that needs to stop": Social worker decision making regarding sibling living and contact arrangements in cases involving sibling sexual behaviour. Paper presented at NOTA Annual Conference, Brighton, UK
Somewhere between a third and a half of sexual abuse perpetrated by children and young people involves siblings as victims (Hackett et al., 1998; Ryan 2010). Sibling sexual ab...
Moncrieff, G., MacVicar, S., Norris, G., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (in press). Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review. Women and Birth,
Background: In several countries, midwifery students undertake continuity of care experiences as part of their pre-registration education. This is thought to enable the develo...
Yates, P. (in press). "It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2019.1692399
Sibling abuse is a global problem, arguably the most prevalent form of family violence, and as harmful as other familial abuse. There is evidence internationally that sibling ...
Karatzias, T., & Levendosky, A. A. (2019). Introduction to the Special Section on Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD): The Evolution of a Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 32(6), 817-821. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22476
The inclusion of complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases is an important development in the field of...
Ben-Ezra, M., Hyland, P., Karatzias, T., Maercker, A., Hamama-Raz, Y., Lavenda, O., …Shevlin, M. (in press). Prevalence of ICD-11 Disorders Specifically Associated with Stress in Africa: A Cross-Country Comparison of Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana Psychiatric screening based on ICD-11 Disorders Specifically Associated with Stress: A cross-country comparison of Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. European Journal of Psychotraumatology,
The Global Forum for Health Research, with the support of the World Health Organization, highlighted the need to prioritize mental health research in Africa. The i...
Morrison-Beedy, D., Martin, C. H., Pow, J., & Elliott, L. (2019). Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(6), 619-629. https://doi.org/10.1097/jnc.0000000000000095
Sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and unplanned pregnancy challenge the health of Scottish teens. We conducted focus groups with teens (ages 16-19 years) recruited from an...
Karatzias, T., & Cloitre, M. (2019). Treating Adults With Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Using a Modular Approach to Treatment: Rationale, Evidence, and Directions for Future Research. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 32(6), 870-876. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22457
ICD-11 complex PTSD (CPTSD) is a new condition and therefore there are as yet no clinical trials evaluating interventions for its treatment. In this paper, we provide the rati...
Deaths by suicide among young people are common, increasing year by year in 15-19 year olds, have devastating consequences for everyone involved, and are a signficant UK public health problem. People ...
Forces in Mind Trust
Two ‘sibling disorders’ have been proposed for ICD-11 to be published in 2018; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD). Given the potential for ICD formulations to become the pri...
The aim of the project is to conduct a systematic review and host round-table discussions to explore the use of police discretion when making decisions in relation to individuals' vulnerability.
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
This study concerns the impact of a diagnosis of mental illness on young people and their families. One in ten adolescents suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and there is increasing awareness t...
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
NHS Health Scotland
The project will take the form of a systematic review of relevant literature to provide an update on the evidence base on the health needs of people with learning disabilities in Scotland since 2004, ...
NHS Education Scotland
To understand the relationship between EI, demographic factors, previous caring at entry to nurse education, and progression through pre-registration education on the performance and retention of newl...
MacMillan Cancer Support
People living with and beyond cancer are vulnerable to a number of physical, functional and psychological issues. Undertaking a holistic needs assessment (HNA) is one way to support a structured discu...
Background: The available research on economic migration suggested that immigrants may be less happy than the indigenous p...