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The experiences of spirituality among adults with mental health difficulties: a qualitative systematic review: experiences of spirituality and mental health: MISTIC study (2019)
Journal Article
Milner, K., Crawford, P., Edgley, A., Hare-Duke, L., & Slade, M. (2019). The experiences of spirituality among adults with mental health difficulties: a qualitative systematic review: experiences of spirituality and mental health: MISTIC study. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, doi:10.1017/S2045796019000234

Aims Despite an increasing awareness of the importance of spirituality in mental health contexts, a ‘religiosity gap’ exists in the difference in value placed on spirituality and religion by professionals compared with service users. This may be du... Read More

An analysis of media reporting on the closure of freestanding midwifery units in England (2019)
Journal Article
Rayment, J., McCourt, C., Scanlon, M., Culley, L., Spiby, H., Bishop, S., & Avila de Lima, L. (2019). An analysis of media reporting on the closure of freestanding midwifery units in England. Women and Birth, doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2018.12.012

Problem Despite clinical guidelines and policy promoting choice of place of birth, 14 Freestanding Midwifery Units were closed between 2008 and 2015, closures reported in the media as justified by low use and financial constraints. Background Th... Read More

“Babies come when they are ready”: women’s experiences of resisting the medicalisation of prolonged pregnancy (2018)
Journal Article
Roberts, J., & Walsh, D. (2019). “Babies come when they are ready”: women’s experiences of resisting the medicalisation of prolonged pregnancy. Feminism and Psychology, 29(1), 40-57. doi:10.1177/0959353518799386

Being pregnant beyond one’s estimated due date is a relatively common experience and requires complex decisions about whether to induce labour or wait for spontaneous onset. We report a qualitative study undertaken in the UK in 2016. We interviewed f... Read More

A programme for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder in midwifery (POPPY): indications of effectiveness from a feasibility study (2018)
Journal Article
Slade, P., Sheen, K., Collinge, S., Butters, J., & Spiby, H. (2018). A programme for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder in midwifery (POPPY): indications of effectiveness from a feasibility study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 9(1), doi:10.1080/20008198.2018.1518069

Background: Midwives can experience events they perceive as traumatic when providing care. As a result some will develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with adverse implications for midwives’ mental health, the quality of care provided for wome... Read More