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Thursday, 29 November 2007

NEW Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships

Are you looking for funding for a Fellowship or Studentship? Then have a look through the new edition of the Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships.

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The Trent RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR sends out a fortnightly update on current regional and national research funding opportunities via email. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for this world-famous* publication, contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk

For more information about the funding searvice available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

ScHARR Mental Health Seminar

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"How do mainstream secondary pupils with Asperger syndrome/high
functioning autism socially spend their school day?"

by

By Jenny Wainscot & Jenna Williams
Mental Health Group, ScHARR, University of Sheffield

12.30-1.30pm on Tuesday 11th December 2007
Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, First Floor, ScHARR, Regent Court, University of Sheffield

This seminar talk reports research that Jenny has spent the last year
working on for her BMedSci dissertation with Dr. Paul Naylor, Dr. Paul
Sutcliffe and Prof. Digby Tantam and the contribution to it that Jenna
has made since July.

Asperger syndrome (AS) is characterised by difficulties with social
relationships and social communication, poor coordination and a
restricted range of interests. People with AS have average or above
average intelligence and for this reason are normally educated in
mainstream schools. The manifestations of the disorder however, may
result in pupils with AS experiencing difficulties in the mainstream
setting with respect to forming and maintaining friendships and in
engaging in social communication with peers. These difficulties could
lead to pupils with the disorder being potential targets of bullying
This research investigated the social relationships of pupils with AS,
their use of the school environment and their experiences of being
bullied by comparison with a group of typically developing peers.

Friday, 16 November 2007

NEW: Research Funding Update: Project and Programmes

Do you have a great research idea but no funding? Are you looking for funding for a new project or programme?

Then have a look through the new edition of

Research Funding Update: Projects and Programmes



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The Trent RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR sends out a fortnightly update on current regional and national research funding opportunities via email. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for this world-famous* publication, contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk

For more information about the funding searvice available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Betty Glover Library Workout Tape Ad

You know what they say about 'all work no play...'?
Well we stumbled across this (OK searched) on that repository of video nonsense YouTube and retrieved this classic example of library aerobosize. So for those of you carrying those few extra pounds and happen to work in a library, this is the ideal workout.

So what are you waiting for? Work it baby!

New MRC Research Opportunities page

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Stay up-to-date about new and ongoing funding opportunities – now all in one place on the website.

Read the announcements, as they happen, from the MRC and the NIHR working together under the single health research funding strategy, alongside the latest MRC opportunities, available grants, calls for proposals and highlight notices.

All available on one easy-to-remember address:

www.mrc.ac.uk/opportunities

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

NHS Choices website Update


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The Department of Health has announced an update of the NHS Choices website.
NHS Choices has new features, expanded content, and significantly enhanced navigation. The service is designed to help people make the most of their own health and get the best out of the UK’s healthcare system. People using the site can find good quality information about medical conditions, treatments, advice on healthy living, and comparative data on hospitals.
NHS Choices is a long-term project, which will continue to evolve over the next 18 months with new features and content added via a series of planned new releases. The new service is flexible and will continually improve and adapt in response to feedback from those in and outside, of the NHS.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Take Five November

Take Five November 2007 is out now.

It is packed full of current awareness, training courses, research funding opportunities and new websites.


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Take Five is the Trent RDSU’s monthly update. To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk

NEW RESEARCH FUNDING UPDATE: FELLOWSHIPS AND STUDENTSHIPS

Are you looking for funding for a Fellowship or Studentship? Then have a look through the new edition of the Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships.


The Trent RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR sends out a fortnightly update on current regional and national research funding opportunities via email. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for this world-famous* publication, contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email a.j.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk

For more information about the funding searvice available from the ScHARR library please visit our Research Funding page.

Recommended Website - The EQUATOR project - Guidelines for reporting research

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The EQUATOR Project is a new website providing resources for good reporting of health research. The resources are aimed at researchers (authors of research articles), journal editors, peerreviewers, and developers of reporting guidelines.

As their website states: "Too often, good research evidence is undermined by poor quality reporting." To address this they state that; "The EQUATOR Network is a new initiative that seeks to improve the quality of scientific publications by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research."

Go fish.

Friday, 2 November 2007

The Greatest Health Websites in the World Ever - Volume One

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As part of a course that our own Claire Beecroft is running - 'Searching for Research in Cyberspace' - she's put together a list of decent health-related websites (plus a few non-health but useful ones) organised by category.
There may be something below that you've not come across - and watch out for Volume Two (The Remixes)

Just about every health research-related website you could ever need….

Discussion Lists:

• Evidence-based health: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/EVIDENCE-BASED-HEALTH.html
• Health services research: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/HEALTH-SERVICES-RESEARCH.html
• Public health: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/PUBLIC-HEALTH.html
• Allied health: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/INFO-ALLIED-HEALTH.html
• JISCMAIL :http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk
• Google Groups: http://groups.google.com/

Databases:

• Pubmed: www.pubmed.gov
• SumSearch: www.sumsearch.com
• WebMD: www.webmd.com
• National Research Register (NRR): http://www.nrr.nhs.uk/
• Current trials (International): http://www.centerwatch.com/
• PubMed Clinical Queries: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/static/clinical.shtml
• The Cochrane Library: www.thecochranelibrary.com
• NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Databases: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/crddatabases.htm
• UKOP (All UK Government publications): http://www.ukop.co.uk/
• DoH Publications database: http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsLibrary/fs/en
• National Library of Guidelines http://www.library.nhs.uk/guidelinesfinder/

Directories:

• Patient.co.uk: www.patient.co.uk
• Netting the Evidence: http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=004326897958477606950%3Adjcbsrxkatm
• BUBL: www.bubl.ac.uk
• Triage: www.trentrdsu.org.uk/resources.html
• Google Health Directory: http://www.google.com/Top/Health/

Journals:

• Biomed Central Journals: www.biomedcentral.com
• Evidence Based Nursing, Evidence Based Mental Health, etc. http://www.bmjjournals.com/
• Bandolier http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/

Organisations:

• Trent RDSU: www.trentrdsu.org.uk/
• Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (Oxford): http://www.cebm.net/
• School of Health and Related Resarch, University of Sheffield (ScHARR): http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr
• Centre for Reviews and Dissemination: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/
• ARIF (Aggressive Research Intelligence Facility): http://www.arif.bham.ac.uk/
• HERU (Health Economics Research Unit): http://www.abdn.ac.uk/heru/
• National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE): www.nice.org.uk
• UK Department of Health: www.doh.gov.uk

Web searching and appraisal support and training materials:

• Netskills web-searching tutorials: www.netskills.ac.uk/content/about/publicity/news/articles/article77.html
• Google’s ‘cheat-sheet’: http://www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.html
• PICO Questions: http://www.hsl.unc.edu/services/tutorials/ebm/Question.htm
• Judgehealth website appraisal: http://www.judgehealth.org.uk/

Video and images:

• Google Images: www.google.com/images
• You tube: www.youtube.com

Subject-specific gateways and search engines:
• Intute: http://www.intute.ac.uk/healthandlifesciences/
• NLH: http://www.library.nhs.uk
• MedHunt: http://www.hon.ch/MedHunt/

Free-text search engines:
• Google: http://www.google.co.uk
• Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com

NHS Policy and Research:
· National Service Frameworks
· http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Policyandguidance/Healthandsocialcaretopics/DH_4070951
· NHS Service Delivery and Organisation National Programme (SDO R & D)
http://www.sdo.lshtm.ac.uk/
· NHS R&D Programme http://www.dh.gov.uk/ProcurementAndProposals/RDCallsForProposals/fs/en

New! Netting the Evidence



For several months we have been concerned about the increasing challenge to keep up to date with resources in Evidence Based Practice.

As a consequence our internationally renowned "Netting the Evidence" resource is getting increasingly outdated.

We have now replaced our "Netting the Evidence" Resource List with a"Netting the Evidence Google Search Engine". This searches over one hundred web sites (107) associated with the METHODOLOGY of evidence based practice. [Please note: the TRIP database is the best source of actual evidence). This means that all links will be periodically refreshed but you only retrieve material on assessed EBP sites.

You can find the Search Engine at:


But the easiest route is at:http://tinyurl.com/2poh3a

If you have any suggestions for additional sites to add please email Andrew Booth the site address.

The former Netting the Evidence site will shortly be removed.

Google Health

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We came across this useful resource, which organises into categories and links you to good-quality health websites. There are further categories listed halfway down the homepage. We've had a play with it and the sites it links you to include BMJ and Bandolier pages so its quite good as we think you'll concur.

This resource is also mentioned in: Lenssen, P. (2007) First Google Healthscreenshots. Google Blogoscoped, 14 August. Screenshots and description ofproposed Google Health service for patient healthinformation.


Google Health Link

Mental Health Seminar

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Mental Health Research Seminar

Gay affirmative therapy:
a theoretical framework and defence
by
Dr. Darren Langdridge
The Open University

12.30-1.30pm on Friday 16th November 2007
Ground Floor Seminar Room, ScHARR, Regent Court,
University of Sheffield

Gay affirmative therapy (GAT) has recently emerged in an attempt to rectify previously discriminatory psychotherapeutic practice with lesbians, bisexuals and gay men. GAT aims to achieve this by providing a framework for practice which is affirmative of lesbian, gay and bisexual identities. This “positive framework” is clearly challenging for psychotherapies which seek to avoid imposing specific expectations on their clients and a number of humanistic and existential psychotherapists have challenged the applicability of such a framework for their practice. This paper examines these arguments and suggests that Ricoeur’s formulation of hermeneutic phenomenology may provide a solution. It is argued that incorporating a version of a hermeneutic of suspicion and critique of the illusions of the subject into psychotherapeutic practice would enable therapists to recognise and work with the twin impact of the psychotherapist and social world on the construction of a client’s sexual identity.

Presenter biography
Dr. Darren Langdridge is a lecturer in social psychology at the Open University, a Chartered Psychologist and UKCP accredited existential psychotherapist. Darren has extensive experience in working clinically with sexual minority clients as well as writing and conducting research on ‘new sexualities’, amongst other topics. He is the author (or editor) of a number of books and numerous papers/chapters including, most recently, Phenomenological Psychology: Theory, Research and Method (Pearson Education) and (with Dr. Meg Barker) Safe, Sane and Consensual: Contemporary Perspectives on Sadomasochism (Palgrave).