Mental Nurse is the blog reviewed today. The blog was started by Mental Nurse, who appears to have been ‘discharged’ and is therefore no longer writing. However, there is now a rota for the writing team who produce a stream of lighthearted, entertaining articles interspersed with serious and topical issues. Reading the blog, I felt I was listening in on the typical friendly nurse banter on the ward. There are lots of writing styles and the team have a variety of interests. Here are some of the articles I liked
Writing with a black biro: Writing in a Black Biro. Why do we write in medical notes with a black biro – i’ve often wondered that myself!
In the nursing standard – article about responses to blogging
More on History of Mental Health – Reference to David Clark’s book about managing a psychiatric hospital
Lithium – Speculation on Lithium via Bill Bryson
Changing Your Mind – Evolutionary support for not skipping your meals!
Smoking and Mental Health – nice article on some consequences of stopping smoking
Confessions of a Former Anti-Psychiatrist – Zarathustra on philosophy, coffee houses and anti-anti-psychiatry
How do you solve a problem like Maria – Touching and important story about systems and individuals
Notes from the Royal Colleg of Nursing Congress – What happens at the Congress?
News Update from Psychminded – Personality disorder label news
Nurse-Patient ratios – why they matter – Insight into importance of nurse-patient ratios
Is Behaviourism Scientifically Respectable – detailed discussion of behaviourism
Cut the Paperwork – On bureaucracy
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