Tag Archives: history

End of an Era

Last Friday afternoon I took the opportunity to visit the End of an Era exhibition at Whitchurch Hospital. The hospital opened in 1908, for more than a century providing inpatient mental health care for the people of Cardiff and its surroundings. Now, … Continue reading

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NPNR 2015 review

The 21st Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR) conference took place on Thursday and Friday, September 17th and 18th 2015, with the theme of ‘Building new relationships in mental health nursing: opportunities and challenges’. The occasion was a fine one, … Continue reading

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Early community mental health nursing

Perusing, for no particular reason, my fourth edition of the Red Handbook (published, I think, just after the start of the last century) I find this early reference to mental health nursing in people’s homes. Here are the relevant pages … Continue reading

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Exam time

For students up and down the country it is examination season. Whilst students of mental health nursing are busy submitting their dissertations, writing up their reflective essays and achieving their practice-based ‘competencies’ I thought it might be interesting to share … Continue reading

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From ‘The Red Handbook’ to ‘The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing’

Unbidden, but very welcome nonetheless, a freshly pressed copy of the third edition of Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie’s edited The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: a Textbook of Principles and Practice has arrived on my desk. This is … Continue reading

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