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.

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.

Ready to Relate – Themes from interviews with parents one to three years after having used the Ready to Relate cards with a professional

Jane Dickens and Lisa Milne evaluate an intervention using Ready to Relate parent-infant relationship resource cards with parents.

What are health visitors’ perceptions about offering support to parents who have suffered a stillbirth, neonatal death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

Yinka Ogunbanjo explores how health visitors perceive their role in supporting bereaved parents through focus groups and one-to-one interviews.

Psychological Support for Staff on the Rapid Response Team: Reflecting on Practice

Fiona Finlay, Anna Baverstock and Jackie MacCallam considered the need for coping strategies by rapid response teams following the death of a child.

Research: the role of the HV in accident prevention

Ruth Rushton, Mike Bellis and Deborah Haydock carried out a study to highlight health visitors’ training, knowledge, attitudes and practice in preventing accidents. 

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Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour (UYCB):

Evaluating a Solihull Approach face-to-face 10-week group for parents.

Health visitor feedback on a structured, behavioural training for working with families of children with behaviour problems

Margiad Williams and Judy Hutchings questioned HVs who delivered a skills programme for parents to effectively address behavioural problems. 

An integrated targeted intervention to prevent obesity in infants born into a diverse community

Julie Greenway, Lynne Thompson and Sally Cornfield explore whether a nutrition and healthy-living course for mothers could influence three misleading beliefs that can lead to childhood obesity.

The role of sexual health nurses in identifying child sexual exploitation

Ann Marie Sangster, Dr Maureen Crowley, and Amanda McGrandles explore sexual health nurses’ perceptions of their role in the identification of children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation, using an interpretivist generic qualitative approach.

Evaluating group work for supporting the emotional wellbeing of young people in care

Una Foye, Emily Satinsky, Camilla Rosan and Josefien Breedvelt examine the My Life, My Future programme that was set up to boost the emotional wellbeing and resilience of looked-after young people.

Evaluating the impact of the 5 pillars of parenting programme: A novel parenting intervention for Muslim families

Universal parenting intervention courses often fail to recruit and retain Muslim families. Kathryn Thomson, Hanan Hussein, Kathleen Roche-Nagi and Ruth Butterworth evaluated the impact of the faith-based Five Pillars of Parenting programme.

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