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65: Facial Palsy

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This month, Bruna and Jade discuss the topic of facial palsy. The episode features several guests - Charles Nduka (founder of the charity Facial Palsy UK (FPUK) and plastic and reconstructive surgeon), Karen Johnson (deputy CEO of FP UK), Elizabeth Robinson (patient advocate from Australia), Matthew Hotton (Clinical Psychologist), Claire Hamlet (Health Psychologist), and Kathleen Bogart (Associate Professor at Oregon State University) – all coming together to provide important insights into this topic. We hope you'll enjoy listening to this episode! To find out more about the Centre for Appearance Research, follow us on: • Twitter: twitter.com/CAR_UWE • Instagram: www.instagram.com/car_uwe/ • Facebook: www.facebook.com/AppearanceResearch To find out more about the work of FPUK, visit: https://www.facialpalsy.org.uk/ To read the guidelines developed for mental health professionals about how to work alongside physical health practitioners to assess and meet the psychological needs of people with facial palsy, visit: https://www.facialpalsy.org.uk/support/treatments-therapies/recommendations-for-supporting-the-psychological-well-being-of-children-and-adults-with-facial-palsy/ For more on Kathleen Bogart, visit: • Kathleen’s Disability and Social Interaction Lab website: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sps/dsil • Kathleen’s Psychology Today blog, Disability is Diversity, where she posts about facial difference and disability issues for general audiences: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/disability-is-diversity • The Moebius Syndrome Foundation: https://moebiussyndrome.org/ For more on Elizabeth Robinson, visit: • Elizabeth’s Bell’s Palsy and Facial Paralysis Facebook support group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1897077217284762/ • Instagram: @facial_paralysis_aus Please share, subscribe, rate and review. It really does mean a lot :) Thank you! B & J x Music by Sian Evans & John Landau (toplinefilm.com) Cover photo provided by Kathleen Bogart Episode developed & produced by Bruna Costa

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