How a super-fit schoolboy rugby star coped with paralysis

Yesterday, in the first part of his inspirational memoir, Henry Fraser described how, aged 17 on holiday in Portugal, he became paralysed from the neck down.  Here's the second installment.
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ConclusionsMany parents are worried about concussion, and this worry is greatest among the most socioeconomically disadvantaged parents. Further research is needed to determine the cause of this difference. Such work can identify whether there are appropriate individual or community-level targets for intervention to improve the ability of parents to understand and address the potential threat of concussion to their child.
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWhether a study is descriptive or analytic, engagement with theory is essential in order to maintain the critical and transformative edge of intersectionality. Theories of population health such as fundamental causes, social production, and ecosocial theory, should be framed and applied in explicitly intersectional terms. As the field moves toward intersectional evaluations of social processes, attention should be given to all ecological levels but especially the structural/institutional level. This attention includes considering interactions between intersectional social strata and contexts and considering the ...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Viji Diane Kannan, Theodore M. Brown, Stephen J. Kunitz, Benjamin P. ChapmanAbstractPrevious research findings across a variety of nations show that affiliation with the conservative party is associated with greater longevity; however, it is thus far unclear what characteristics contribute to this relationship. We examine the political party/mortality relationship in the United States context. The goal of this paper is two-fold: first, we seek to replicate the mortality difference between Republicans and Democrats in two sample...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Ayden I. Scheim, Greta R. BauerAbstractBackground and objectiveAlthough intersectional approaches have gained traction in population health research, quantitative discrimination and health studies have tended to focus on a single axis of discrimination (e.g., racism, homophobia). As few discrimination measures function across multiple social identities or positions, we developed the Intersectional Discrimination Index (InDI) for intercategorical intersectionality research, including measures of Anticipated (InDI-A), Day-to-Day ...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
We describe actual and adjusted intersectional inequalities in psychological distress and decompose them to identify three component effects for each of 11 intersectional comparison groups (e.g., Indigenous SGM), versus the reference intersectional group that experienced the lowest levels of discrimination (white non-SGM). These reflect the expected inequality in outcome: 1) due to membership in the more discriminated-against group, if its members had experienced the same lower levels of discrimination as the reference intersection; 2) due to unequal levels of discrimination; and 3), due to unequal effects of discriminatio...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Authors: Brignardello-Petersen R PMID: 30658722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the American Dental Association - Category: Dentistry Tags: J Am Dent Assoc Source Type: research
Authors: Brignardello-Petersen R PMID: 30658721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the American Dental Association - Category: Dentistry Tags: J Am Dent Assoc Source Type: research
Keith Cron, co-founder and president, and Carol Cron, wellness director, of OstermanCron discuss workplace wellness and how the office environment and office furniture improve employee ’s productivity and well-being in a podcast. Here are highlights. Workplace wellness is more than physical health: “Wellness is more than just feeling healthy or avoiding sickness or injury,” says Keith Cron. “It’s more holistic. It’s more social and emotional and mental health. It must address them all.…
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This article describes the nurse-initiated PI process and the journey to create an evidence-based sensory-friendly pediatric emergency department. A model is presented so that other facilities can embark on their own initiative, and case studies are used to evaluate project outcomes.DiscussionIntegrating current evidence, staff suggestions, community input, and expert advice allowed us to find creative solutions to the unique sensory needs of children who visit our emergency department. Modifying both the patient-care environment and the patient-flow process to accommodate for the needs of children with ASD/SPD created a m...
Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
ConclusionsEngaging in regular exercise may help nurses manage anger emotions better.
Source: Asian Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
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