Baby loss: a journey of grief

To mark the start of Baby Loss Awareness Week on 9 October, Clare Worgan and Marc Harder of the charity Sands look at the help available to the public and healthcare professionals.

Mapping the learning journey of community nursing students in a digitalised world

Cathy Taylor looked at the perceptions of nurses when using e-portfolios to record their work. Here, she discusses the benefits and pitfalls of digital recording, and its potential for expansion.

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Resources

What factors influence mothers in the UK and Ireland to wean their infants before six months of age?

A literature review of global social marketing campaigns to improve breastfeeding rates

Ayelet Levi-Brown and David Pontin carried out a literature review to appraise a social marketing campaign that raised breastfeeding rates. Health visitors can use this model to scrutinise local campaigns.

Health visitors’ experiences of conducting non-visual assessment of unwell pre-school children via the health visiting duty telephone service: an exploratory qualitative study

Debbie Outram and Lesley Dibley asked health visitors to rate the effectiveness of the telephone triage processes they follow, focusing on the heightened risk of an unsuccessful outcome and how that may influence their attitude to the task.

Improving accessibility of CAMHS groups within the Orthodox Jewish Community: A service evaluation of an adaptation of the Solihull Approach parenting group, ‘Understanding your child’s behaviour’

Beth Hill, Ashley Boscoe and Berocha de Lange ask if incorporating spiritual and cultural aspects of Orthodox Judaism into the Solihull Approach parenting group enhances its accessibility and efficacy.

Opinion

Conference and AGM 2021: leading the way

The Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference is back for 2021, but continuing in a slightly different format.

A new tool to fight racism

Unite in Health launched its new black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAEM) education resource at a virtual event on 22 June, with more than 200 people attending.

Rights at work: your voice matters

Don’t miss the chance to have your say on the Unite-CPHVA pay consultation and indicative industrial action ballot, says Unite national officer Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe

Community Practitioner

In Depth

 

ADHD: the hungry brain

They’re often unhelpfully labelled as problem children or difficult adults. Yet those living with ADHD can learn to manage their symptoms and function well with the right support, writes journalist Julie Penfold.

Strength in numbers

Michelle Thomas, David Pontin and Carolyn Wallace on establishing a health visiting community 
of practice in Wales to support family resilience.

Investigation: peer-on-peer sexual abuse

Peer-on-peer sexual abuse and harassment among children and young people isn’t new, but we are becoming more aware of its prevalence. Journalist Anna Scott finds out what’s going on.

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