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Posted in: Student nurses | Main nursing areas

28-Sep-2011 2:11 pm

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Daniel Keeble

Daniel Keeble

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28-Sep-2011 2:32 pm

All forum users and students please feel free to comment. Thanks!

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28-Dec-2013 6:21 am

Holistic care is defined and the value of this type of care in relation to conventional western medicine is discussed. Other interesting topics include the physical bird, the emotional bird, nutrition and special holistic therapies.

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michael stone

michael stone

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12-Mar-2014 11:44 am

'preparing students to be skilled in all aspects of nursing care i.e. mental, social and physical health?'

Mark Miodownik, the materials scientist, was the subject of BBC Radio 4's The Life Scientific this week. He is very interested, in 'seeing the wood, not just an individual tree'.

There is an issue with many professions, including the clinical ones, that people tend to become more specialised and expert in ever narrower areas, as their carers progress: some end up as experts 'on the leaves of the Ash tree', and seeing things 'holistically' (seeing the wood as a whole) seems harder, the more specialised a person is.

Quite a lot of 'the consideration of what the best possible care would be' requires an over-view of the wood, not just expertise in one species of tree.

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