Tag Archives: division of work

#MHNAUK meets in Leeds, and talks work and roles

Mental Health Nurse Academics UK met yesterday in Leeds, hosted by John Baker and chaired by Joy Duxbury. Our discussions were wide-ranging: proposed changes to the composition of the English NHS workforce signalled by the introduction of associate nurses; the … Continue reading

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Prospects and challenges: revisited

In 1999 I wrote a paper for the journal Health and Social Care in the Community titled Joint working in community mental health: prospects and challenges. The back story is that the work for this article was mostly done during … Continue reading

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Work and roles in the ECT clinic

Last Wednesday (May 14th 2014 ) I had the chance to speak at the 4th National Association of Lead Nurses in ECT (NALNECT) conference. ECT (electro-convulsive therapy) has been around since the 1930s. It’s sparingly used, typically as a treatment … Continue reading

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Identity and education

One of the things I discussed with Swansea University’s Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) students today was how the emergence of a system of community mental health care opened up important new sites for the advancement of professional jurisdictional claims. … Continue reading

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Standard professions?

The Times Higher Education reports this week on comments made by Vince Cable at an event hosted by the Sutton Trust. According to the THE, the Business Secretary: […] has criticised the “qualification inflation” that means entrants to “very standard” … Continue reading

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Doing crisis work

Here’s a new paper just accepted for publication, and about to appear in early online publication form. Titled ‘There’s a lot of tasks that can be done by any’: findings from an ethnographic study into work and organisation in UK … Continue reading

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Better late than never: thoughts on the mental health system and the DSM5

I drafted a post in May to coincide with the publication of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM5). Having pitched it to a multi-author news and analysis site which didn’t … Continue reading

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