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Letters Growing up in care

Growing up in care: the disempowerment and disenfranchisement of carers

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 05 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1866
  1. Rhiannon E Evans, research fellow
  1. Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) and Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE), Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3BD, UK
  1. EvansRE8{at}

Kelly presents a powerful narrative of how her perceptions of the healthcare system are viewed through the lens of earlier traumatic experiences.1 This compelling account highlights the necessity of practitioners’ sensitivity to the histories of those who experience care, but it also raises questions about how professionals interact with and …

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