What influences physical and mental health-related quality of life for LGBT older people?


Sarah Carr explores a US study on what is associated with physical and mental health-related quality of life for older LGBT people.

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Physical restraint: Why has it increased in Norway?

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In 1999, the law in Norway governing the use of physical intervention was changed with the aim of reducing and restricting their use.

Here, Rachel Allen looks at some research that set out to find out what has happened since the change in the law.

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Men’s mental health and attitudes to seeking help: an online survey


Laurence Palfreyman summarises a recent survey of masculinity, alexithymia & fear of intimacy as predictors of UK men’s attitudes towards seeking professional psychological help.

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Trying targets: did Local Area Agreements support social cohesion?


Jenny Fisher asks if the Local Area Agreement policy intervention and associated targets helped with social cohesion and offers useful pointers for further reading on the topic.

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Jobs for the girls? Intergenerational care and gender inequality in Europe


Martin Stevens discusses research on gender inequality and intergenerational patterns of care in Europe and reveals possible potential implications for current social care reform.

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