Natasha Clarke considers a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies, which looks at modifiable parenting factors associated with adolescent alcohol misuse.[read the full story...]
Victoria Betton reports on the LYNC study; mixed methods research into timely digital patient-clinician communication in specialist clinical services for young people.[read the full story...]
Alix Dixon presents a recent systematic review on the effectiveness of CBT for autism spectrum disorders and comorbid anxiety or depression.[read the full story...]
John Baker evaluates the recent TEMPO cluster RCT, which explores training to enhance psychiatrist communication with patients who live with psychosis.[read the full story...]
Jo Moriarty summarises an Australian study which visualises conversations between care home staff and residents with dementia.[read the full story...]
Rosalyn Nelson presents the findings of a small RCT of Pivotal Response Treatment groups for parents of children with autism, which has promising results in terms of encouraging children to communicate.[read the full story...]
This is a summary of a report called Knowledge exchange in health-care commissioning, published by the National Institute for Health Research.[read the full story...]
How do staff and family carers recognise when somebody they support is in pain and what emotional impact does this have on them?
Here, Nick Burton looks at a small scale qualitative study, which set out to explore this issue for some paid carers and family carers.[read the full story...]
Intensive interaction is an accepted approach to working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism, but how much do we know about its effectiveness?
Here, Katherine Runswick Cole looks at a review of literature that addresses this question.[read the full story...]
Martin Webber critiques a US study capturing service user views on shared decision making in mental health care and discusses possible implications for social work.[read the full story...]