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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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.

The Colour of Madness - new anthology

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 11, 2018 at 19:35 0 Comments

The Colour Of Madness is an anthology led and curated by BAME people which is made up of fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and art submitted by BAME writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those still navigating life with mental health problems. It explores the BAME mental health experience in the UK.…



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Language, Discourse and Mental Health - new book series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 4, 2018 at 11:40 0 Comments

This book series is a unique  resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective.

Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis,…

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Medicating me: personal impressions of psychiatric medication

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 2, 2018 at 15:32 1 Comment

A mental health documentary exploring people's encounters with psychiatric medication. It is not giving advice. It is giving a voice. Beyond chemicals, how does the idea of medication function on our identities and upon our view of ourselves?…

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Applied Sociology curriculum launched

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 15:36 0 Comments

At the BSA conference in Newcastle last month, the BSA Sociologists outside Academia (SoA) group launched its model curriculum in applied sociology.  This will now be offered free to UK sociology departments, to use within their undergraduate programmes.  It can be downloaded from the curriculum website.

The curriculum is a key element in SoA’s…

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The Rosamund Snow Prize

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

Rosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic investigate its high ‘did not attend’ rate; she explains what she found in this talk, addressing a TED×NHS event in 2016. 
Urging her audience to involve patients in service quality…
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Authenticity to Action - call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 16:41 0 Comments

The 6th International Authenticity to Action Conference will take place on 5-6 March 2019 at the Grange Hotel, Grange-over-Sands on the theme of: 'Inspiring partnerships in co-producing  professional education and practice development'.

This exciting two-day conference will celebrate the involvement of patients, service users and carers in Health, Social…

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Asylum 25.2 - out now!

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 14:43 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is now out. It opens with an article by @validconsent which underlines the profound challenges involved in the notion of ‘democratic psychiatry’.  How does one provide a safe space for challenging and diverse opinions to be expressed: at a conference; on a psychiatric ward; on social media; or in the pages of amagazine?   Those questions go to the very heart of Asylum’s collective struggle.  They are crucial for those involved…

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Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings - free course

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:03 0 Comments

This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, looks at the use of mindfulness in counselling and forensic settings. You will start by learning a bit more about the concept of mindfulness and how it can be understood and applied. You will then consider the different ways in which mindfulness can be integrated into therapy sessions, and what the benefits of these might be. After this, you will explore some of the specific ways in which…

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Building critical bridges - Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:00 0 Comments

The 3rd Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network (a.k.a. CritSui3), will be held in Perth WA at the University of Western Australia from 12-13 December 2018.  This conference, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, builds on prior Critical Suicide Studies conferences in Prague, Czech Republic (2016) and Canterbury, UK (2017), turning the attention to networking, impact and engagement…
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