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Femoral Nerve Block Intervention in Neck of Femur Fracture (FINOF): a randomized controlled trial (2018)
Journal Article
Rowlands, M., Walt, G. V. D., Bradley, J., Mannings, A., Armstrong, S., Bedforth, N. M., …Sahota, O. (2018). Femoral Nerve Block Intervention in Neck of Femur Fracture (FINOF): a randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8(4), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019650. ISSN 2044-6055

Objective Fractured neck of femur is a severely painful condition with significant mortality and morbidity. We investigated whether early and continuous use of femoral nerve block can improve pain on movement and mobility after surgery in older p... Read More

Callers' experiences of contacting a national suicide prevention helpline: report of an online survey (2012)
Journal Article
Coveney, C. M., Pollock, K., Armstrong, S., & Moore, J. (2012). Callers' experiences of contacting a national suicide prevention helpline: report of an online survey. Crisis - The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 33(6), doi:10.1027/0227-5910/a000151. ISSN 0227-5910

Background: Helplines are a significant phenomenon in the mixed economy of health and social care. Given the often anonymous and fleeting nature of caller contact, it is difficult to obtain data about their impact and how users perceive their value.... Read More

Configuring the caller in ambiguous encounters: volunteer handling of calls to Samaritans emotional support services
Journal Article
Pollock, K., Moore, J., Coveney, C., & Armstrong, S. Configuring the caller in ambiguous encounters: volunteer handling of calls to Samaritans emotional support services. Communication and Medicine, 9(2), doi:10.1558/cam.v9i2.113. ISSN 1612-1783

This paper discusses volunteer strategies for handling and assessing calls to Samaritans emotional support services for the suicidal and despairing. It presents findings from the qualitative components of a two year mixed methods study based on an o... Read More