Dean Whybrow

Dean Whybrow

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at Cardiff University.


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Potential applications for Autoethnography

Posted on 5 February 2016 by Dean Whybrow

Hayes, C., & Fulton, J. A. (2015). Autoethnography as a method of facilitating critical reflexivity for professional doctorate students. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 8, 1-15. This paper describes a research approach called autoethnography and its potential application within professional doctorates when they include work based learning/practice portfolios as part of the examination
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Behavioural Activation for Depression

Posted on 14 September 2015 by Dean Whybrow

EKERS, D., WEBSTER, L., VAN STRATEN, A., CUIJPERS, P., RICHARDS, D. & GILBODY, S. 2014. Behavioural Activation for Depression; An Update of Meta-Analysis of Effectiveness and Sub Group Analysis. PLoS ONE, 9, e100100. This paper is a meta-analysis of Behavioural Activation (BA) as a treatment for depression. In total, 25 randomised controlled trials were included
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and individual Job Support

Posted on 12 August 2015 by Dean Whybrow

REME, S. E., GRASDAL, A. L., LØVVIK, C., LIE, S. A. & ØVERLAND, S. 2015. Work-focused cognitive–behavioural therapy and individual job support to increase work participation in common mental disorders: a randomised controlled multicentre trial. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Epub. This is a, recently published, open access paper that describes a multisite Randomised Controlled Trial
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Crisis Resolution Home Treatment

Posted on 6 July 2015 by Dean Whybrow

HUNT, S. 2012. The effectiveness of crisis resolution home treatment. Mental Health Practice, 15, 26-28. This is a descriptive paper about the delivery of a crisis resolution home treatment (CRHT) service was written by the manager of UK based service. CRHT services seek to provide brief intensive support at home to people as an alternative
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The impact of asking about suicide

Posted on 8 June 2015 by Dean Whybrow

Dazzi T, Gribble R, Wessely S, Fear NT. Does asking about suicide and related behaviours induce suicidal ideation? What is the evidence? Psychological Medicine. 2014;44(16):3361-3. The above review paper was published as an editorial within Psychological Medicine. The paper indicated that asking people whether or not they are experiencing suicidal thoughts within either a clinical or research
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The aim of this blog

Posted on 4 June 2015 by Dean Whybrow

I am a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at Cardiff University. The aim of this blog is to share with other nurses and nursing students journal articles that have influenced my thinking or practice in some way. My intention is to publish a new post several times per year. Each post should include a link
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