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The discursive construction of risk and responsibility in childhood vaccinations: a qualitative study of parental talk in Scotland (2010)
Journal Article
Kennedy, C., & Gray Brunton, C. (2010). The discursive construction of risk and responsibility in childhood vaccinations: a qualitative study of parental talk in Scotland. Psychology and Health, 25, 38-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2010.502659

Objective: The objective of the study was to explore how discourses of risk and responsibility were represented in parental talk about childhood vaccinations from one health area in Scotland. Methods: Qualitative methods were adopted to explore the... Read More about The discursive construction of risk and responsibility in childhood vaccinations: a qualitative study of parental talk in Scotland.

Research ethics committees and ethical codes – implications for the healthcare chaplain (2010)
Journal Article
Atherton, I. (2010). Research ethics committees and ethical codes – implications for the healthcare chaplain. Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy, 13,

In this paper Iain raises important issues about how the process of applying for ethical permission should be viewed as more than a bureaucratic exercise. Hospital chaplains can take advantage of their personal experience and expertise to engage full... Read More about Research ethics committees and ethical codes – implications for the healthcare chaplain.

The role of community nurses and residential staff in supporting women with intellectual disability to access breast screening services: The role of community nurses and residential staff (2010)
Journal Article
Taggart, L., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & McIlfatrick, S. (2011). The role of community nurses and residential staff in supporting women with intellectual disability to access breast screening services: The role of community nurses and residential staff. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55(1), 41-52. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2010.01345.x

Background: Women with intellectual disability (ID) are surviving to the age group at greatest risk of developing breast cancer (50-69 years). These women are more likely to experience a greater number of risk-factors placing them at an advanced thre... Read More about The role of community nurses and residential staff in supporting women with intellectual disability to access breast screening services: The role of community nurses and residential staff.

Negotiating the ‘good parent’: Parental talk about their child’s ADHD diagnosis (2008)
Journal Article
Gray Brunton, C. (2008). Negotiating the ‘good parent’: Parental talk about their child’s ADHD diagnosis. Psychology and Health, 23, 133. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870440802299543

Background: ADHD is a contemporary and contested public health area, with rising diagnoses predicted in European contexts due to increased use of American classification. Parents are important in the diagnostic process and care for childhood ADHD and... Read More about Negotiating the ‘good parent’: Parental talk about their child’s ADHD diagnosis.

'Housing First' as a means of addressing multiple needs and homelessness. (2008)
Journal Article
Atherton, I. & Nicholls, C. M. (2007). 'Housing First' as a means of addressing multiple needs and homelessness. European journal of homelessness. 2. . 289-303. . ISSN 2030-2762.

This paper considers the effectiveness of Housing First and its applicability to the European context. Housing First approaches explicitly incorporate secure tenures as an intrinsic part of support packages for homeless people who have mental health... Read More about 'Housing First' as a means of addressing multiple needs and homelessness..