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Piercy, Hilary

Parental Experiences of Raising a Child With Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency

Newborn screening enabling early diagnosis of medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) has dramatically improved health outcomes in children with MCADD. Achieving those outcomes depends on effective management by parents. Understanding parental management strategies and associated anxieties and concerns is needed to inform provision of appropriate care and support. Semistructured interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of parents of children aged 2 to 12 years. Thematic analysis identified two main themes.

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 13:55

Evaluation of an integrated service delivering post diagnostic care and support for people living with dementia and their families

Greater integration of health and social care services is considered vital to ensure sustainable longā€term quality provision for the growing numbers of people living with dementia and their families. Integration of services is at the heart of government policy in England. We evaluated a new integrated service for post diagnostic dementia care, funded as a pilot and delivered through a partnership of statutory and voluntary sector health and social care organisations.

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 10:23