Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
For bereaved parents the development of a continuing bond with the child who has died is a key element in their grieving and in how they manage the future. Using her experience of working in a children's hospital as a counsellor with bereaved parents, Catherine Seigal looks at how continuing bonds are formed, what facilitates and sustains them and what can undermine them. She reflects on what she learned about the counsellor's role supporting parents in extremely distressing…Continue
This is an extremely well written account and potentially useful learning resource - from the BMJ 'What your patient is thinking' series.
The Centre for Advancement of Interprofessional Education has scheduled a twitter chat on 24th August from 7-8pm (UK time).
The following questions will be posted during the twitter chat hour.
1. What are your experiences of learning from patients, service users and carers in IPE? What did you learn from them?
2. How much power should service users have in IPE?
3. What role, if any, do service users have to play in IPE post qualification?
Mind Our Minds aims to make sure UK citizens are provided with mental health services that give everyone that uses them a good quality service when they need them.
They have produced some 'patient opinions' which may be of use in informing learning and teaching, and would welcome feedback. See here: …Continue
The book takes as its starting point the crisis of healthcare in the UK: impossible health targets managed through command and control management and a stomach-churning rise in racism, whistleblowing and victimisation in the NHS. The use of nationally set productivity targets combined with austerity cuts have increasingly put clinical best-practice into direct conflict with funding. Health targets have become politically controlled, and performance has become a cynical exercise in ticking…Continue
Published on 8 Oct 2014 'this film takes a controversial and contrarian view towards recovery from schizophrenia, proposing that the only treatment that can work is one where the so-called ‘patient’ is encouraged and empowered to become an equal partner in the process of healing'. Directed by Aparna Sanyal.
A useful teaching resource? Respond in comments below if you have used it.
This book weaves together service users' lived experiences of mental health recovery and ideas about how creative activities such as art, music, and creative reading and writing can promote it, particularly within social and community settings.