Saturday, 25 February 2017

proposed Workshop Abstract for RCPsych Medical Education Conference Belfast Sep2017

I'd noticed the Annual RCPsych Medical Education Conference in Belfast 21-22 September 2017 being promoted on twitter and expressed an interest in facilitating a workshop, not thinking I had any chance of being listened to.  And Dr Kate Lovatt, Dean of Royal College of Psychiatrists responded, encouraging me to put in a submission.

And so I did.  Here is the Abstract:

If successful with the submission I would like to use this opportunity to ask questions which would help inform my PhD research into safe haven crisis houses, therapeutic alternatives to psychiatric inpatient treatment for people experiencing psychoses and/or emotional distress.


Reactive psychoses revisited by Gabor Sandor Ungvari, Paul Edward Mullen; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2000; 34:458-467 

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of willful blindness; March2013 @TEDTalks

"Gayla Benefield was just doing her job — until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywhere else in the US. But when she tried to tell people about it, she learned an even more shocking truth: People didn't want to know. In a talk that's part history lesson, part call-to-action, Margaret Heffernan demonstrates the danger of willful blindness, and praises ordinary people like Benefield who are willing to speak up

Management thinker

The former CEO of five businesses, Margaret Heffernan explores the all-too-human thought patterns — like conflict avoidance and selective blindness — that lead organizations and managers astray. Full bio"

Saturday, 11 February 2017

'Developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships': Rosie Stenhouse & Chrys Muirhead

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The craft of caring: edited by Mary Chambers; 21 March, 2017; CRC Press

Chapter 3: 'Developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships': Rosie Stenhouse and Chrys Muirhead

First two pages of chapter:


Book launch: 7 March 2017 at St George's, University of London

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

#Methodology 8Feb17 Research Design: Shaping the Study; being radical

Studying Chapter 7 of 'a student's guide to Methodology' book on way to Dundee Olympia for gym and swim; stopping off at Cupar Library to take notes, a help for PhD research proposal.

[spelt #Methodology wrong! eventually corrected it]


Sunday, 5 February 2017

#HistoryBeyondTrauma "Fear of a crisis can lead to the killing of speech"