Sandra shares her experience of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and how treatment with EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) helped, and we include sources of information and support for people with PTSD.
Author archives: Sarah Chapman
Decision aids: helping people make better healthcare choices
How decision aids can help people make better choices about treatments.
Covid tests: how good are LFTs (lateral flow tests)? A short blog
Can you rely on the result of your LFT (lateral flow test)? Here’s a brief look at the latest evidence on how well LFTs for COVID-19 work.
Bell’s palsy: facing up to uncertainty
What would you do if you woke up unable to move half your face? This blog shares Olivia's story, the challenges of Bell's palsy & what we know about treatments
Communicating with young people in hospital: what matters?
We can learn about communication with young people in hospital from the mums of two young patients, who share their stories here, and we look at research and resources.
Talking about dying: better conversations at the end of life
Sarah Chapman reflects on the text conversations she had with her Mum’s carer when her Mum was dying during lockdown. She also talks about recent evidence on effective communication between health professionals, those who are dying and their families and about our need for knowledge of ordinary dying.
Painful nipples in breastfeeding women: what helps?
In a blog for breastfeeding women affected by painful nipples, and people supporting them, Sarah Chapman looks at the evidence behind various treatment options and the benefits of support.
Hip protectors: can they help break your fall and not your hip?
Can hip protectors prevent fractures in older people? We look at the evidence.
Timed intercourse: can it help you get pregnant?
A blog about timed intercourse for those who are trying to get pregnant, with evidence and resources.
Treatments for vaginal thrush: a quick look
A short blog about the evidence on treatments for vaginal thrush and what else might matter to you when looking for a treatment for it.
Central venous catheter (CVC) management: evidence round-up
Cochrane evidence on central venous catheter (CVC) management in a blog for nurses.
Pressure ulcers (pressure injuries): evidence and resources
On this page you can find Cochrane evidence on preventing and treating pressure ulcers (pressure injuries), including resources that aim to make it useful and accessible, as well as links to the reviews themselves.