Sunday, October 10, 2010

WMHD 2010.

Happy World Mental Health Day!

'No Health without Mental Health' seems to be this year's slogan.

I work with nurses, nursing students, midwives a lot, in different settings. And I'm noticing the above is becoming more and more true in the way they do things - in the way they train.

One way in which this is noticable is through the use of 'storytelling', encouraging students to engage their patients (service users/clients/blablabla) in conversation about their whole lives, how their conditions affect them and their every day lives etc. Not just the direct affects but to understand them better.

I like.

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