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The main goal of the Lifeworld Approach is to provide care and education

The main goal of the Lifeworld Approach is to provide CARE and EDUCATION:

  • Care for people with motor neurone disease and other neurological condition(s). 

  • Education for nurses, other health care professionals, and family carers who want to provide a holistic person-centred care approach.

Lifeworld provides access to an approach to care and education that has been developed through a 10-year research project focused on: Interpreting the Meaning of Existence for a Person with Motor Neurone Disease, and their family carer(s).


Findings are published in six peer-reviewed nursing and palliative care journals.


A temporal model of care has been developed to understand what is important for the person, whether that is their lived-through past, experienced present, or anticipated future. We are here to support communication for people who experience life changing illness and injury. 



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Denise is a consultant occupational therapist, researcher, publisher, and educator with over 20 years of field experience in assessing and treating clients across the NHS, Social Services, and private sector companies.

Denise has extensive experience covering a range of services: community rehabilitation, rapid response, falls, housing, palliative and end-of-life care and case management; this involved assessing and treating clients in their own homes based on their needs ranging from major trauma, orthopaedics, acquired brain injury, amputee, chronic pain, progressive neurological diseases, and terminal illness.

Denise uses her clinical reasoning skills to provide comprehensive assessments and reports to support her decision-making for the client’s future needs. Her knowledge and skills in rehabilitation give her a comprehensive understanding of a client’s potential for recovery and enable her to identify specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound rehabilitation goals.

After working for over 20 years as an occupational therapist in the NHS, Social Services, and Private Sector, Denise wanted to set up a care business that had person-centred care at its core. 

Denise says: “I understand that there is more to a person than their diagnosis, my aim is to understand what is important to them, and to work together to achieve a quality of life”.

How we help



Our practice is based on a developed person-centered care model that focuses on understanding (interpreting) a person in a wider temporal frame, and beyond the context of their illness.


Working at home

The research findings can inform the education in health and social care at all levels, as there are calls for more holistic, person-centered approaches to care, and research.


Researching and Writing

The insights could support developments in nursing, and other health and social care professional education to navigate their way through the distinct methodological research approaches, and to develop their own unique research studies.

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