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Stronger together: learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN) (2019)
Journal Article
Tischler, V., Schneider, J., Morgner, C., Crawford, P., Dening, T., Brooker, D., …Harvey, K. (2019). Stronger together: learning from an interdisciplinary Dementia, Arts & Wellbeing Network (DA&WN). Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, doi:10.1080/17533015.2018.1534252

There is increasing interest in the use of arts and creative activity to enhance dementia care (e.g. Beard, 2012; Cowl & Gaugler, 2014; Young, Camic & Tischler, 2016), and to bring together and support professionals and those who use services, see Cr... Read More

Care pathways in the transition of patients between district psychiatric hospital centres (DPCs) and community mental health services (2018)
Journal Article
Sather, E. W., Svindseth, M. F., Crawford, P., & Iversen, V. C. (2018). Care pathways in the transition of patients between district psychiatric hospital centres (DPCs) and community mental health services. Health Science Reports, 1(5), doi:10.1002/hsr2.37. ISSN 2398-8835

Rationale, aims, and objectives: Patients with mental health problems experience numerous transitions into and out of the hospital. Primary care providers have mixed success in identifying and managing patients' needs. This study explores health pers... Read More

Capoeira for beginners: self-benefit for, and community action by, new capoeiristas (2018)
Journal Article
Jordan, M., Wright, E. J., Purser, A., Grundy, A., Joyes, E., Wright, N., …Manning, N. (2018). Capoeira for beginners: self-benefit for, and community action by, new capoeiristas. Sport, Education and Society, doi:10.1080/13573322.2018.1441145

Capoeira could be defined as a Brazilian martial art and game to be played. This research explored how capoeira play might be considered to facilitate connectedness amongst newly-recruited persons, plus any other ramifications of capoeira involvement... Read More

Perceptions of experiences with interprofessional collaboration in public health nursing: a qualitative analysis (2017)
Journal Article
Dahl, B. M., & Crawford, P. (2018). Perceptions of experiences with interprofessional collaboration in public health nursing: a qualitative analysis. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 32(2), 178-184. doi:10.1080/13561820.2017.1386164

In public health nursing interprofessional collaboration has become a goal, however, there is little clarity on the distribution of responsibility or approach to cooperation between the professional groups. The aim of the study was to explore public... Read More

Impact of creative workshops for people with severe mental illness: art as a means of recovery (2017)
Journal Article
Saavedra, J., Arias, S., Crawford, P., & Perez, E. (2017). Impact of creative workshops for people with severe mental illness: art as a means of recovery. Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, doi:10.1080/17533015.2017.1381130. ISSN 1753-3015

Background: In line with recovery theories, psychosocial programs for people diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI) should focus more on wellbeing and social connectivity outcomes rather than clinical symptoms. This paper assesses the impact of c... Read More

The use of music in Mutual Recovery: a qualitative pilot study (2017)
Journal Article
Callahan, K., Schlozman, S., Beresin, E., & Crawford, P. (2017). The use of music in Mutual Recovery: a qualitative pilot study. Journal of Applied Arts and Health, 8(1), 103-114. doi:10.1386/jaah.8.1.103_1

Mutual Recovery involves caregivers and their clients mutually participating in artistic endeavours to foster resilience in both parties. A qualitative enquiry into the use of group music making (referred to as a ‘Music Jam’) between both the caregiv... Read More

Representations of mental health and arts participation in the national and local British press, 2007-2015 (2017)
Journal Article
Atanasova, D., Koteyko, N., Brown, B., & Crawford, P. (2019). Representations of mental health and arts participation in the national and local British press, 2007-2015. Health, 23(1), 3-20. doi:10.1177/1363459317708823

We analysed news articles published in national and local British newspapers between 2007 and 2015 to understand 1) how mental health and arts participation were framed and 2) how the relationships between participants in arts initiatives were concep... Read More

'I couldn't even talk to the patient': barriers to communicating with cancer patients as perceived by nursing students (2017)
Journal Article
Lin, M., Hsu, W., Hung, M., Su, Y., Crawford, P., & Tang, C. (2017). 'I couldn't even talk to the patient': barriers to communicating with cancer patients as perceived by nursing students. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26(4), doi:10.1111/ecc.12648

Communication is closely related to safe practice and patient outcomes. Given that most clinicians fall into routines when communicating with patients, it is important to address communication issues early. This study explores Taiwanese nursing stude... Read More

Recovery and creative practices in people with severe mental illness: evaluating well-being and social inclusion (2017)
Journal Article
Saavedra, J., Perez, E., Crawford, P., & Arias, S. (2018). Recovery and creative practices in people with severe mental illness: evaluating well-being and social inclusion. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(8), doi:10.1080/09638288.2017.1278797. ISSN 0963-8288

Purpose: This mixed (quantitative-qualitative) study evaluates the impact of an artistic workshop on a group of people with severe mental illness. This study focuses on the impact of creative practices on well-being and social inclusion outcomes. Me... Read More

Effects of a mutual recovery intervention on mental health in depressed elderly community-dwelling adults: a pilot study (2017)
Journal Article
Wang, C., Hua, Y., Fu, H., Cheng, L., Qian, W., Liu, J., …Dai, J. (2017). Effects of a mutual recovery intervention on mental health in depressed elderly community-dwelling adults: a pilot study. BMC Public Health, 17, doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3930-z. ISSN 1471-2458

Background The prevalence of depression in the elderly is growing worldwide, and the population aging in China makes depression a major health problem for the elderly adults and a tremendous burden to the society. Effective interventions should be... Read More

Kundalini yoga as mutual recovery: a feasibility study including children in care and their carers (2016)
Journal Article
Perez, E., Ball, M., Brown, P., Crepaz-Keay, D., Haslam-Jones, E., & Crawford, P. (2016). Kundalini yoga as mutual recovery: a feasibility study including children in care and their carers. Journal of Children's Services, 11(4), 261-282. doi:10.1108/JCS-11-2015-0034

This is a mixed-methods feasibility study to test whether incorporating a 20-week Kundalini yoga program into a children’s home community improves wellbeing outcomes. Feasibility was assessed through recruitment and retention rates as well as partici... Read More

Exploring the acceptability of innovative technology: a pilot study using LENA with parents of young deaf children in the UK (2016)
Journal Article
Allen, S., Crawford, P., & Mulla, I. (2017). Exploring the acceptability of innovative technology: a pilot study using LENA with parents of young deaf children in the UK. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 33(2), doi:10.1177/0265659016671168. ISSN 0265-6590

Early intervention is widely recommended for children at risk of difficulties with speech, language and communication. Evidence for effective practice remains limited due in part to inherent difficulties in defining complex interventions and measurin... Read More

The power of shared philosophy: a study of midwives' perceptions of alternative birth care in Norway (2016)
Journal Article
Helberget, L., Fylkesnes, A., Crawford, P., & Svindseth, M. (2016). The power of shared philosophy: a study of midwives' perceptions of alternative birth care in Norway. British Journal of Midwifery, 24(2), 101-107. doi:10.12968/bjom.2016.24.2.101

Aims: The aim of this study was to explore important factors that promote the best possible health for mother and child during pregnancy, birth and post-birth in an alternative birth clinic (ABC) in Norway. Design: The authors used in-depth interv... Read More

The rules of the game in graduate entry nursing: a longitudinal case study (2015)
Journal Article
Stacey, G., Pollock, K., & Crawford, P. (2016). The rules of the game in graduate entry nursing: a longitudinal case study. Nurse Education Today, 36, doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2015.09.016. ISSN 0260-6917

Background Graduate Entry Nursing programmes are pre-registration nursing curricula designed for candidates who already have a health related degree. The programmes aim to attract highly motivated individuals who have a commitment to nursing and h... Read More

The role of noise in clinical environments with particular reference to mental health care: a narrative review (2015)
Journal Article
Brown, B., Rutherford, P., & Crawford, P. (in press). The role of noise in clinical environments with particular reference to mental health care: a narrative review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52, doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.04.020. ISSN 0020-7489

Background: There is a large literature suggesting that noise can be detrimental to health and numerous policy documents have promoted noise abatement in clinical settings. Objectives: This paper documents the role of noise in clinical environments... Read More

Cognitive and social functioning correlates of employment among people with severe mental illness (2015)
Journal Article
Saavedra, J., López, M., González, S., Arias, S., & Crawford, P. (2015). Cognitive and social functioning correlates of employment among people with severe mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 52(7), doi:10.1007/s10597-015-9874-4. ISSN 0010-3853

We assess how social and cognitive functioning is associated to gaining employment for 213 people diagnosed with severe mental illness taking part in employment programs in Andalusia (Spain). We used the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuro... Read More

A case study exploring the experience of graduate entry nursing students when learning in practice (2015)
Journal Article
Stacey, G., Pollock, K., & Crawford, P. (2015). A case study exploring the experience of graduate entry nursing students when learning in practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71(9), doi:10.1111/jan.12673. ISSN 0309-2402

Aim. To explore how Graduate Entry Nursing students present and position themselves in practice in response to anti-intellectualist stereotypes and assessment structures. Background. A complex background turbulence exists in nurse education which in... Read More

Practical compassions: repertoires of practice and compassion talk in acute mental healthcare (2013)
Journal Article
Brown, B., Crawford, P., Gilbert, P., Gilbert, J., & Gale, C. (2014). Practical compassions: repertoires of practice and compassion talk in acute mental healthcare. Sociology of Health and Illness, 36(3), doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12065. ISSN 0141-9889

This article reports an exploratory study of the concept of compassion in the work of 20 mental health practitioners in a UK Midlands facility. Using notions of practice derived from phenomenology and Bourdieusian sociology and notions of emotional l... Read More

Creative practice as mutual recovery in mental health (2013)
Journal Article
Crawford, P., Lewis, L., Brown, B., & Manning, N. (2013). Creative practice as mutual recovery in mental health. Mental Health Review Journal, 18(2), doi:10.1108/MHRJ-11-2012-0031. ISSN 1361-9322

Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the value of approaches to mental health based on creative practice in the humanities and arts, and explore these in relation to the potential contribution to mutual recovery. Design/meth... Read More