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Hello

The Lifeworld Approach to Care is based on a developed person-centred care model that focuses on interpreting a person in a wider temporal frame and beyond the context of their illness/injury.

Based in Bury, Lancashire, UK,  I make the necessary recommendations to enable a person to live as they did before their illness or index incident.

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I am a consultant occupational therapist, researcher, publisher, and educator with twenty-one years of experience assessing and treating clients in the NHS, Social Services, and Private Sector companies.

I have developed my knowledge and skills in the NHS, Social Services, and Private Sector. The specialist areas I have worked in include trauma and orthopaedics, community rehabilitation, rapid response, falls, palliative and end-of-life care, housing, aids and adaptations, case management,  brain injuries, and healthcare education.

I completed a multi-phase study using hermeneutic phenomenology and autoethnography to investigate the experiences of MNDs and their family carers. The study focused on three main areas: receiving a diagnosis and healthcare, living with uncertainty, and supporting a loved one through the end of life. The research resulted in six peer-reviewed papers and a person-centred care model that emphasises the importance of recognising the temporal aspects of caring for individuals with MND and their families. 

After completing my PhD by publication, I conceptualised and launched my independent practice to provide care and education for people with motor neurone disease (MND). Independent practice has offered me various opportunities to work as an associate occupational therapist, educator, and expert witness. In 2023, I published a book chapter exploring my research journey, published papers, and developed a person-centred care model in MND. This person-centred care model focuses on individuality, which includes three significant elements: 1. presuppositions, 2. acceptance, and 3. temporality.

I also prepare civil-compliant occupational therapy and care reports covering various complex injuries for the court. The types of injuries/conditions I can report on include:

  • Brain injury

  • Orthopaedic injury

  • Progressive Neurological Disease

  • Palliative and End of Life Care

I use my knowledge and skills to learn about a person in their world, their losses, and their potential for future rehabilitation. I make the necessary recommendations to enable a person to live as they did before their illness or index incident.

Services

1

Care

Care is focused on understanding a person's needs beyond the context of their illness or injury. 

2

Education

Our end-of-life care education is for nurses and other healthcare professionals wishing to learn about the temporal model of care.

3

Research

Our research education is based on two distinct methodologies: hermeneutic phenomenology and autoethnography. 

Contact

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

07778 091425

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