CARE SPACE: Future Designs for Wellbeing

SDHI and the Geddes Institute for Urban Research are pleased to announce ‘CARE SPACE: Future Designs for Wellbeing’ – a symposium and workshop on the 27th June at the University of Dundee. The purpose of the event is to explore care and caring urban environments from multiple, disciplinary perspectives and to translate innovative, inter-and transdisciplinary thinking into new research ideas. Please save the day and get in touch with us! If you are interested in participating, please register with Rosanne Bell r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk

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The complexities of domestic abuse disclosure: a new publication 

A new publications by Taylor, Bradbury-Jones, Kroll and Duncan details the findings from a two-phase, qualitative study (initial findings were presented as an SDHI webinar) that was conducted with women who had domestic abuse experiences and health professionals in Scotland. Domestic abuse is a serious public health concern. However, little is known about health professionals’ beliefs about domestic abuse disclosure and how these interact with abused women’s experiences.  Most research in this area has largely been a-theoretical. This study was theoretically informed by the Common Sense Model of Self-Regulation of Health and Illness (CSM), which typically has been used to study belief-behaviour interactions in disease-orientated research. Findings expose the dynamic interaction between women’s and health professionals’ beliefs  about domestic abuse and their behaviour that affect the readiness to respond to it. The full paper abstract can be found here.