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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Launch of Mad In Asia - online platform

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:14 0 Comments

Mad in Asia is an online platform whose primary mission is to contribute to changing the narrative about madness and mental distress.

Mad in Asia hopes to showcase narratives that are contextually relevant for the Asia region that focus on the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities as well as challenge the dominance of western biomedical psychiatry and clinical psychology. Led by persons with psychosocial disabilities from Asian countries and in collaboration with…

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Community Open Online Courses (COOCs)

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 17, 2018 at 10:08 0 Comments

Community Open Online Courses (COOCs) are an opportunity for people to share their passions, ideas and knowledge with each other.  What learning is created is down to you, the users.  Learning is most enjoyable when it is taught by those with enthusiasm and a desire to share what they know.  The word ‘courses’ is loosely used, there are no exams, no tests, no qualifications required.  The aim is to get people from all parts of the community to generate learning opportunities and to share…

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The Angry Consumer - embracing difficult conversations

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 10, 2018 at 10:54 0 Comments

This is a great new blog post by Nev Jones. 

Download here.

Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on July 1, 2018 at 19:05 0 Comments

Assessment for Social Justice: perspectives and practices within higher education, by Jan McArthur, looks at assessment in HE through the lenses of critical pedagogy and social justice, and offers new insights to both fields of enquiry. …

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Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services - new book

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 30, 2018 at 10:30 0 Comments

This new book, by Noël Hunter, represents a critical exploration of the mental health system as it pertains to individuals experiencing 'madness'

trauma and madness

Is written entirely from the perspective of people with lived experience

Offers resources and directions for the future, as recommended by people with the experiences in consideration.

Find out…

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Social policy first hand An international introduction to participatory social welfare

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 29, 2018 at 14:30 0 Comments

Social policy is often constructed and implemented by people who have little experience of its impact as a service user, but there has been a growing interest in greater public, patient and service user involvement in social policy as both political activity and academic discipline.

Social…

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Mad Studies webinar series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:59 0 Comments

This series of eight online webinars will introduce participants to mad studies, an emerging, interdisciplinary field encompassing a variety of philosophical, social, and cultural perspectives on what we consider "madness." As a discipline, mad studies seeks to challenge dominant understandings of "mental illness," rejecting the notion that the biomedical model of psychiatry is an accurate interpretation of human mental and emotional states. Mad studies offers a variety of alternative…

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Paying people who receive benefits - coproduction and participation.

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 27, 2018 at 13:55 0 Comments

This At a glance briefing, from SCIE, looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for people who use services and carers to get involved in paid co-production/ participation in health and social care. 

View the briefing.

Independent review of the Mental Health Act: A summary of the interim report

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 15, 2018 at 14:57 0 Comments

This useful briefing, on the NHS Confederation website, summarises key points from the interim report for Mental Health Network members.  View the briefing.

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