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About

Lifeworld's approach to providing care 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).

The 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 MND and life-changing illness and injury. 

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Founder

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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, neurological, palliative and end-of-life care and case management. this involved assessing and treating clients in their own homes based on their needs. For example, major trauma, orthopaedics, acquired brain injury, amputee, chronic pain, progressive neurological conditions, 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, I aim to understand what is important to them and to work together to achieve a quality of life”.

SERVICES

CARE

Patient and Occupational Therapist

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

EDUCATION

Student learning about MND end of life care

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

RESEARCH

Student learning online about qualitative research

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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