Community treatment orders and personalisation: an unresolvable paradox?

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Ian Cummins explores new research about community treatment orders and the paradox of personalisation under compulsion.

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Can social networking alleviate loneliness in later life?

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Farhana Mann appraises a cross-sectional survey of social networking site usage, loneliness and mental health in community-dwelling older adults.

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Moral distress among social workers: Disconnects between values and practice

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Ermintrude reflects on a Finnish study about social workers’ experiences of, and responses to, moral distress in their job and finds resonances for the UK.

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

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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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