Top Tips leaflet

Managing psychological well-being:
Top tips for adults living with home parenteral nutrition (HPN)

PINNT is sharing the leaflet written by Sarah Kelly for people on HPN. You may find it useful. It is recognised that each person is unique, having a baseline document may bring focus for some people and help them as they move onto different stages of their HPN journey. We thank Sarah for writing it and allowing us to share it during #HANWeek2020.

"I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I have worked in NHS psychological therapy services since 2002, predominantly providing psychological therapy to adults with long term physical health conditions.  I currently work within a pioneering National Intestinal Failure Unit, providing clinical psychology approaches to adults with severe and complex Intestinal Failure. I am guided by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused approaches in my therapeutic work.

I wrote this Top Tips with hope and ambition about providing some evidence based psychological “tips” that might support individuals facing the enduring demands of home parenteral nutrition. Ultimately, as a Psychologist, I wrote this to help break down any barriers individuals may face regarding both acknowledging and talking about the psychological impact of living with parenteral nutrition.

I hope the information presented is accessible, helpful and timely."

Please read or download here
Dr Sarah Kelly
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Gastrointestinal and Intestinal Failure Psychology Service
Salford Royal Hospital


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