Humour has been an integral part of communication over many millennia, evolving through time into a rich, varied language we all use, as part of our interpersonal relationships with others in our social surroundings.
‘We must continue to actively recruit EU nurses’Subscription
Five years ago I decided to move to London from Italy and develop my career. Since then I have seen large numbers of nurses moving to the UK from many European Union (EU) countries including Italy, Spain, Portugal and Poland.
I often invite service users to my sessions teaching children’s nursing students.
It is time we stopped talking about mental health and physical health as separate and unrelated.
In my role as a public health practitioner I have recently been working at my local prison to support the Scottish Prison Service in the move towards a smoking ban in all Scottish prisons, which came into effect on the 30 November 2018.
The Department of Health and Social Care has recently announced a consultation for health professionals about mandatory training on learning disability and autism.
'It is not an environment that most of us see' Subscription
When I told people that I was working in the prison on a health improvement project the usual response was either “do you not feel scared?” or “why are we spending money helping criminals?”
The move to a purpose-built mental health unit from pre-fabricated buildings in the grounds of a Victorian asylum in 2011 has allowed staff to provide care and support for service users with greater safety and dignity.
Infection control is not only about hand washing, but also about looking at the wider environment, says Sian Rodger, who highlights the benefits of a tidy patient bed space
I am a public health practitioner working on a range of projects, but as a former mental health nurse, I miss working with patients and being part of their journey towards improved mental and physical wellbeing.