How should you tell a parent that their baby has a limb difference? Our study

Put yourselves for a moment in the shoes of a sonographer, conducting an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman. Perhaps her partner is there, and they are excited, smiling, and asking you the gender of…

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Building psychological resilience 2: how to reduce perfectionism and enhance flexible thinking

What is perfectionism? We often use the term ‘perfectionist’ in a light-hearted way, to refer to a friend or colleague who’s being that bit too fussy about something. However, research suggests that having higher levels…

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Building psychological resilience 1: How to enhance self-esteem

What is resilience? As discussed in an earlier post, there are a number of definitions of resilience, but it’s generally used to describe an ability that some people demonstrate to withstand the negative impact of…

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What is psychological resilience?

What do we mean when we use the word ‘resilience’? It’s widely accepted that when we talk about ‘resilience’ or ‘psychological resilience’, we are referring to an ability that some people show to withstand or…

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What are parents’ experiences when their baby is diagnosed with a limb difference? Our study

What is dysmelia? Dysmelia is a group of rare diseases involving  limb differences. Rare diseases are those which affect less than 1 in 2000 people, but around 8000 rare diseases exist altogether and over 50…

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