Blog Review: Mental Nurse

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

Client-Centred Services

In defence of Healthcare Assistants

Is Behaviourism Scientifically Respectable – detailed discussion of behaviourism

Cut the Paperwork – On bureaucracy


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