ADHD in the United Kingdom: Conduct, Class, and Stigma

June 10, 2017. Posted in

Authors: Ilina Singh

If attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United Kingdom were a word cloud that attempted to capture its status as a social object, it would be characterized most prominently by a bold assemblage of biological and developmental research and researchers, intertwined with national guidelines and epidemiological reports. The pharmaceutical industry, health economics-related terms, and media reports would appear in smaller, lesser font caught up within this bold assemblage in a minor way. Smallest of all, elements related to ADHD as a lived experience would be (if we imagine this to be a three-dimensional word cloud) sucked into the vortex of the assemblage, a tiny object in the depths of a black hole. These elements and this configuration make up ADHD in the United Kingdom in the early 21st century.

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Review and revision of the Research for Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Ethics Framework

March 1, 2017. Posted in

Authors: Sapfo Lignou

In late 2016, Elrha commissioned a review, revision and update of the R2HC Ethical Framework by Curry, Waldman and Caplan. The revision and update consisted of: a desk-based review of the existing framework and feedback on its use, a literature review, an online survey and a stakeholder consultation. Based on cumulative findings from this work, a revised and updated framework is proposed here.

This new framework was developed to provide: a) ethical guidance specifically for humanitarian health research, but with wider relevance for other humanitarian research and potentially even humanitarian practice; b) a tool which encourages reflection, inductive and deliberative thinking and proactive response to ethical issues that arise in developing protocols, reviewing proposals and conducting humanitarian health research; c) interconnected, overlapping and repeated opportunities for reflection on ethical challenges based on an assumption that these reflections are guided by context specific factors; d) a tool which has been developed through a firm grounding of the belief that reflection on ethical issues should be done throughout research projects, including before, during and after the research; e) a user-friendly, stand-alone tool, easily detachable from other accompanying literature. T

he new version of the R2HC Ethics Framework is graphically presented as a series of ‘steps’ without any hierarchical relationships. An explanatory section precedes the graphical framework to act as guidance for its usage and formative structure.

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Current model infrastructure and responsivity

February 10, 2017. Posted in

Authors: Sapfo Lignou

The purpose of the narrative reviews was to explore key issues of children’s primary care focusing specifically on the primary-secondary care interface and its impact on the quality, safety and timeliness of care.

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