Archive for May, 2009

Inappropriate?

Often in practice and in teaching, there are situations where the practitioner or tutor makes a judgement about someone else’s work. Sometimes the person has a strong feeling that the other has misjudged something, and sometimes, or maybe often, this other person’s decision is described as ‘inappropriate’. Things that are inappropriate include jokes, touch, remarks, […]


Drug addiction?

Photo by taiyofj : Flickr click image There have been many discussions on over reliance/ dependence on medication over the years. Personally, I do think that both public and professionals rely too much on pill popping. I certainly feel a degree of sympathy for GP’s who have a few minutes to decide on someone’s illness and treatment plan. […]


Birmingham City University – Recovery forum

  We are planning to start a Recovery Forum at Birmingham City University.  In January I contributed a post about the Hearing Voices module that had been running throughout the autumn term.  The course gave students an introduction to the work of Marius Romme and Sandra Escher, whose work has inspired the Hearing Voices Network.  […]


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Holistic fantasies revealed

It would be foolish to say that nursing – indeed any health profession I know – offers true holistic health care. Sure, we talk the talk of being holistic. We say that we cater for all needs and care for the individual – a principle that is enshrined in the Code of Conduct. And yes, […]