Category list : Stigma
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After a redesign of Scottish school nursing services led to patchy provision of support for children and young people with nocturnal enuresis, the ‘GIRFEC’ approach offers a template for standardising services
“It’s really important to believe in yourself and put yourself out there,” Claire Adams tells me. The specialist rare disease nurse — more specifically, the specialist severe insulin resistance and diabetes nurse, and senior research nurse — speaks from personal experience.
Do we afford ourselves the same understanding as we do our service users? Mental health editor, Hazel, suggests student nurses need to be open about their own mental health and ask for help when needed
How can you help to break down barriers as a student nurse?
Sherry was struck by how effective treatment of post-natal depression can be, but realised the importance of raising awareness
How many of us practice care with the assumption that our level of compassion meets the needs of the patient?Subscription
Do we ever compare previous patient experience, rather than base our care on the ‘facts’ in front of us? Have there been times when assumptions have been made, conclusions drawn, and the situation in fact made worse?
'If we don't fight mental health stigma within the nursing profession, how can we ask our clients to do so?'Subscription
Fighting stigma is part of most trust’s policies and even some people’s contracts, but little seems to be done to support this.
Halloween costumes can become a “dangerous” culture that brands the mentally ill as “psychos or schizos or freaks”, a government minister will warn.
What will it take for people to realise that making money out of other people's misery is utterly unacceptable?Subscription
It’s Hallowe’en again, and as sure as ghouls emerge from graveyards, we have another crop of “hilarious” costumes making a joke out of mental illness.
A quarter of people diagnosed with dementia hide the fact for fear of being stigmatised, according to a new report.