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Here at PAMIS we thought we would give the opportunity to carers to share their achievements, experiences and thoughts.  Many carers have given up their careers to care for their sons and daughters and are often isolated in their homes, however  PAMIS would like to celebrate and recognize their expertise and skills.  So please send us a line or two to PAMIS@dundee.ac.uk with a photo and we will share it on our carers’ blog. Someone out there will really benefit from hearing your thoughts and it could make all the difference.

Postural Care Event

Friday 3rd June, our invitation to speak to healthcare consultants and professionals at the Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway Scotland event

Kara and her brother

Kara and her brother

 

Frances and I have been involved in developing resources on postural care alongside other carers and healthcare professionals in Lanarkshire. Part of this work has been our postural care film and we were keen to promote this at the annual Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway Scotland (CPIPS) event. This was the first time that the healthcare professionals had invited speakers along from outside their field of practice.” Kate Jordan

 

Robert and his brother

 

It was great to hear about practice from across the UK on addressing the issue of hip surveillance although most of the speakers were speaking from a surgical perspective. This was really interesting as both Robert and Kara have had surgery on their dislocated hips. Lots of the presentations discussed pain and this was of particular interest too as both Kate and I have had to help our children have their pain identified. Kate and I didn’t speak until the end of the day so I think it was great way to end the event with our film. Everyone enjoyed the small sneak peek we played and we will send on the full film to all of the attendees as soon as we have this ready.” Frances Cadzow