"Hi Peter. Great to see you here on the mhhehub. I was thinking about you the other day, remembering the TEAN event here in Lancaster, and hoping that our paths would cross again. I hope you find the site useful. Just let me know if…"
Jan 27, 2013
Peter Downes is now a member of Mental Health in Higher Education Hub
Hi Peter. Great to see you here on the mhhehub. I was thinking about you the other day, remembering the TEAN event here in Lancaster, and hoping that our paths would cross again. I hope you find the site useful. Just let me know if you need any help with finding your way around. Best wishes, Jill
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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? 4. If…
How human givens differs from other therapy approaches
People often ask how the human givens (HG) approach differs from other therapeutic approaches. Indeed, we were asked by the Professional Standards Authority when the HGI register was being assessed for accreditation. This is what we told…
Following the CCrAMHP meeting in Lancaster on 11 August, we created a collection of links on nature and wellbeing. Many of these relate to the local area but there are some more general links as well, so am posting the URL in case of interest.
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…
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Threshold concepts are ideas or ways of looking at things that enable a deep grasp of something in the world; the phrase ‘threshold’ signifies the crossing that a learner is enable to make between superficial knowledge and a deeper and irreversible understanding. The Threshold concepts introductory tool is for anyone wishing to understand and apply a cluster of ideas around threshold concepts and the learning that occurs when students encounter troublesome ideas that transform their…