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A literature review of research into what family caregivers do in support of their loved one with Dementia, and research examining links between perceptions of continuity and the levels of person-centred care people give to their spouse with Dementia

Achiampong, Julie (2011)
Clin.Psy.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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The following work has been completed as part of the Birmingham University Clinical Psychology Doctorate.
Volume One contains three research papers: a literature review on work exploring care-giving approaches in family carers of people with dementia; an empirical paper exploring the link between perceptions of continuity in spouses caring for someone with dementia and person-centred care; and an executive summary of the empirical paper.
Volume Two contains the following clinical practice reports (CPR) completed whilst on placements within the NHS. The models CPR describes the assessment, Cognitive-Behavioural and Psychodynamic formulation of a twenty-year old young man with a diagnosis of Somatoform Disorder. The service evaluation CPR is a qualitative exploration of staff experiences and needs in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Approaches in Community Mental Health Teams. The Single Case CPR describes and evaluates an intervention for visual neglect conducted with a 55 year-old man. The Case study CPR presents cognitive-behavioural therapy work conducted with a teenage girl with appearance-related social anxiety. The abstract for the Clinical Presentation CPR is included and this described work with a 79 year old man in a general hospital, referred for low mood.

Type of Work:Clin.Psy.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Oyebode, Jan and Riley, Gerry A
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Psychology
Subjects:BF Psychology
RA Public aspects of medicine
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:3162
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