August 2011 Blog Posts (10)

mhhe news - rss feed

Have just posted a news item - 'new materials on personalisation and dementia' - on the mhhe website. 

Did you know that you can access all new items posted there from the RSS feed on the left hand side of the mhhe hub homepage?  Have a look now. . .

Added by Jill Anderson on August 22, 2011 at 17:04 — No Comments

Sociology of Diagnosis - new publication

This new book may be of interest:

Sociology of Diagnosis (Advances in Medical Sociology, Volume 12) Edited by PJ McGann and David J. Hutson.



Diagnosis is central to medical practice, medical knowledge and research, medicalization dynamics, and health and illness experience. Embedded in social relations, diagnoses reflect and shape social dynamics and cultural concerns. Diagnoses are integral to resource allocation, form the basis for identities, and may become a focal point…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 11, 2011 at 16:18 — No Comments

SCIE - training and consultancy opportunities

SCIE has dedicated itself to identifying 'what works' in social care and then disseminating it throughout the sector. This has enabled SCIE to build a reputation as the source of best practice in social care. Now, SCIE is extending its activities to the provision of high quality training and consultancy services. It is seeking to establish a pool of carefully selected freelance training associates.

To find out more, and to apply, visit:…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 11, 2011 at 13:41 — No Comments

Collaborative possibilities - Hodges' conceptual framework

Hello everyone,

Sorry if you have come across this model before and the appeal that follows....

If anyone is knowledgeable around reflection, curriculum development and planning, problem solving, learning styles, case formulation, health/nursing informatics, patient/public engagement and interested in exploring co-writing something on Hodges' model please let me know...

I can forward papers that include an introduction, there is also a website and blog -…



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Added by peter jones on August 9, 2011 at 20:22 — No Comments

Reflective Diary - Troubador

Has anybody seen this?  Any views on its usefulness?

http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=1485

 

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'The Reflective Diary (with removable sticker) is an invaluable tool for university students on undergraduate and postgraduate Professional Courses. Half diary and half textbook, it teaches the pillars of reflective practice to students in an engaging and informative way as their…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 9, 2011 at 18:45 — No Comments

The Need for Strategies to Protect and Promote the Mental Health and Resilience of Social Workers.

 

Over thirty years ago I trained to do a very demanding, stressful job as a social worker.  During my training there was nothing taught on the course relating to the importance of looking after ourselves.  All the emphasis was on understanding and meeting the needs of service users and carers and of course although this is our raison d’être it is all to easy to forget about our own needs in the pressure to meet the needs of others and to do so can lead to drastic…

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Added by Mike Bush on August 9, 2011 at 17:11 — No Comments

The Impact of Suicide on Others



 

 

 

The Need to Develop a Comprehensive National

 

Suicide Bereavement/Prevention Policy

 

 

 

In Britain there is a suicide every 90 minutes and research suggests that it could be three times higher than this, as coroners often return verdicts of misadventure or open verdicts. For every…

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Added by Mike Bush on August 9, 2011 at 16:54 — No Comments

Values Exchange

The Values Exchange is a unique way to debate social issues - with great potential for use in teaching.

Its mission is to promote real democracy, based on the informed, collective wisdom of whole populations. Those who developed and belong to it believe everyone has the right to be part of serious debate about the issues that matter most to us.

The Exchange consists of a number of interactive screens, linked to 'cases' - designed to encourage deep reflection on…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 8, 2011 at 16:33 — No Comments

SCIE training and consultancy - associate opportunities

SCIE has dedicated itself to identifying ‘what works’ in social care and then disseminating it throughout the sector. This has enabled SCIE to build a reputation as the source of best practice in social care. Now, SCIE is extending its activities to the provision of high quality training and consultancy services. It is seeking to establish a pool of carefully selected freelance training associates.

To find out more, and to apply, visit:…

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Added by Jill Anderson on August 8, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

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Academic Ableism: Disability and higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 24, 2017 at 20:00 0 Comments

Academic Ableism brings together disability studies and institutional critique to recognize the ways that disability is composed in and by higher education, and rewrites the spaces, times, and economies of disability in higher education to place disability front and center.  For too long, argues Jay Timothy Dolmage, disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to be solved. The ethic of…
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Drayton Park women's crisis house - interview with Shirley McNicholas

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 24, 2017 at 16:21 0 Comments

Drayton Park women’s crisis house in North London offers an alternative to hospital admission for women experiencing mental health crises. It was Shirley McNicholas’ vision that brought it into existence and she has been leading the service since it opened.  As it approaches its twentieth anniversary in December, she talks to Anne Cooke.…

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Qualitative conversations - Alec Grant

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 23, 2017 at 17:20 0 Comments

In this episode Alec talks about collaborative autoethnography, hyphen identities and the importance of telling stories that challenge the dominant narrative about mental illness. He shares some ideas about why different writing strategies are important, how to become a better storyteller and the need to write from different perspectives.

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Oppressed majority - film

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 23, 2017 at 9:57 0 Comments

This film may be useful for triggering discussion about how sexism affects mental wellbeing. 

On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women... (10 minutes)

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Enhancing student wellbeing: a handbook for academic educators

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 22, 2017 at 19:51 0 Comments

This handbook offers research-based guidance for academic teachers and leaders – as the drivers of innovation in university teaching and learning – to understand how and why particular curriculum choices or pedagogical approaches might support or undermine the psychological needs and academic outcomes of university students. By providing easily adaptable and transferable ideas for designing curriculum and assessment, and by fostering teaching and learning practices that support student…

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Croatia: out of institutions, into the world

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 19, 2017 at 20:00 0 Comments

More than 8,200 people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in Croatia remain in segregated institutions and psychiatric hospitals with little control over decisions that affect their lives, Human Rights Watch said. While the Croatian government has made some progress in protecting the rights of people with disabilities, the process of moving people out of institutions and into community-based living arrangements has been limited and slow. In a video released by Human Rights Watch,…

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1000 conversations: speaking out on mental health

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:34 0 Comments

Stories of people with lived experience of mental health difficulties - shared on the Centre for Mental Health website. 

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Quality in Undergraduate Education: How Powerful Knowledge Disrupts Inequality

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

Globally, the appetite for higher education is great, but what do students and societies gain? Quality in Undergraduate Education foregrounds the importance of knowledge acquisition at university. Many argue that university education is no longer a public good due to the costs incurred by students who are then motivated by the promise of lucrative employment rather than by studying a discipline for its own sake. McLean, Abbas and Ashwin, however, reveal a…

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International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:55 0 Comments

'The International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal (IIPDW) was created to respond to a glaring need in mental health: to develop ways for helping people withdraw from psychiatric drugs.

Mental health has failed to provide support to people who want to reduce or withdraw from their psychiatric drugs. Often, people are simply told it is a bad idea, and thus are left to try to reduce or withdraw without the support they need.

Indeed, psychiatric drugs have been…

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Life of the Mind Interrupted: essays on mental health and disability in higher education

Posted by Jill Anderson on November 18, 2017 at 11:43 0 Comments

The essays in this book cover topics such as disclosure of disabilities, accommodations and accessibility, how to be a good abled friend to a disabled person, the trigger warnings debate, and more. Written for a popular audience, for those with disabilities and for those who want to learn more about living a disabled life, Life of the Mind Interrupted aims to make higher education, and the rest of our society, more humane.…

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