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Harry Potter and death and bereavement article icon

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Harry Potter and death and bereavement

What does the Harry Potter series have in common with our Muggle world when it comes to death and bereavement? Dr Sam Murphy explores.

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Hospital: Dementia patients

Dementia can be distressing for patients and their families. The Hospital team follow staff at St Marys as they respond health care needs - which might not be best suited to time spent at A&E.

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How do we solve the social care funding problem?

It's one of the policy focuses of this election cycle - how do we meet the rising costs of caring for an aging population? The OU's Janette Rutterford explores a way forward.

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Social work: Effective practice with substance abusing parents

What is like being a social worker? Dr Andy Taylor of The Open University discusses effective practice with substance abusing parents. 

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Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains why we might all want to stick in the Goldilocks Zone.

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Care for the elderly

Peter Bloom looks at the main contemporary challenges for elderly care.

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How can honour killings be stopped?

Earlier today, the House of Commons heard a ten-minute rule bill presented by Nusrat Ghani to tackle so-called honour killings. The police have said that it will take community action to eradicate the crime. But communities still need to be supported by the legal system, argues Dr Hannana Siddiqui.

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Family Fortunes: Could you help a family in crisis?

Families need support for different reasons - and families may need differing approaches to the same challenges. How well can you connect families and sources of support?

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Discussion hub: What is helpful for someone undergoing treatment for cancer?

Which little kindnesses can you employ to help someone who is undergoing treatment for cancer and their families? Join our discusion forum to have your say.

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Lead and manage change in health and social care

Change is everywhere in health and social care work and can evoke a variety of emotions, from excitement and eager anticipation, to fear and outright hostility. In this free course, How to manage change in health and social care, you will explore the role of managers in the change process and the skills required for managing and leading change ...

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7 hrs
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World Social Work Day

March 15th is World Social Work Day. Explore social work in more detail with our range of free resources including interactives and free courses.

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Everybody's looking for love

Having a learning disability doesn't mean you don't want the same things as other people when it comes to love - why would it?

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