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Hypnosis may help reduce distress of cancer treatment in children

Posted on June 19th 2018
in PenCLAHRC people

Hypnosis may help reduce distress of cancer treatment in children

Hypnosis could help to reduce the fear of medical procedures in children and young people with cancer.

New research has found promising evidence that hypnosis can reduce the distress associated with injections and other needle procedures, such as extracting bone marrow and giving chemotherapy. 

Previous research has shown that these procedures often provoke more anxiety in children and young people than the cancer itself. Up to half of children with cancer experience clinically significant emotional distress. This can cause additional anguish for the child and for their families and have a long-lasting impact on mental health.

Researchers from PenCLAHRC and the University of...

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Job Opportunity – PenCLAHRC Research Fellow (Information Specialist)

Posted on June 15th 2018
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Job Opportunity –  PenCLAHRC Research Fellow (Information Specialist)

The University of Plymouth are looking to recruit a Research Fellow (Information Specialist) within PenCLAHRC.

The key purpose of the post is to contribute to PenCLAHRC's efforts to meet the research needs of the NHS in Devon and Cornwall through systematic review and evidence synthesis. The post holder will work as part of the Plymouth based CLAHRC team hosted by the Community and Primary Care Research Group within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The group has a democratic ethos and a high level of success in attracting funding. 

The post holder will work with information specialists from PenCLAHRC based in Exeter, and also the...

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PenCHORD: Helping the NHS make informed decisions using operational research

Posted on June 4th 2018
in PenCLAHRC people

PenCHORD: Helping the NHS make informed decisions using operational research

Deputy Director of PenCLAHRC, Professor Ken Stein, and Director of PenCHORD, Professor Martin Pitt, have written an article for The Operational Research Society’s Impact magazine, in which they discuss the ways PenCHORD research has informed decision making within the NHS.

PenCHORD (the Peninsula Collaboration for Health Operational Research and Development) are a team of Operational Research (OR) specialists, who aim to help healthcare professionals make informed decisions around organisational change. The initiative was established in 2008, and in the years since the team have worked with all of the trusts across the South West.

Professors Ken Stein and Martin Pitt have...

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