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This blog will reflect my interests in learning disabilities, nursing, nursing theory, philosophy and politics and my general interests in the arts and literature. (Nursing is an art as well as a science!) Philosophy and nursing have been intrinsically linked since the days of Socrates, his mother was a midwife, and taught him everything he knew!

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Thinking Nurse Highlights

The acceleration in readership of this site is continuing - I am aware that many people come to this site, and will read the post at the top of the pile, and maybe miss out on reading some of the articles which I consider to be most worth reading.

This post will list some of the articles which I have had the best feedback about, or which have created the most discussion:

One of my first posts at this blog is 'A charter for human caring in nursing' where I point out some of the difficulties of offering full human solidarity and human caring with our patients/clients in modern society, I think this post 'set the tone' for the rest of my blogging.

The next big post would be The Twisted History Of Margaret Sanger, Woman, Rebel, Nurse, Oppressor where I evaluate the strange political and ethical journey taken by this radical nurse, from socially conscious anarchism to the clutches of the eugenics movement.

This post on the 'Gassing of Aloisia V; Hitler's Mentally Ill Relative' goes further into the question of eugenics, and the culpability of healthcare professionals, including nurses in the so-called 'euthanasia' of hundreds of thousands of people with mental illnesses, and physical and mental disabilities that was the first part of the holocaust.

This post: More on Raskin and Rogers - Nursing, the Humane Interface explores the role of the nurse as a 'humane interface' between the person and the health system, using Jef Raskin's graphical interface with computers as an analogy for this role.

This book review Tregaskis, Constructions of Disability highlights a brilliant piece of experiential qualitative research that I think is highly useful to learning disability nurses, and other people working with people with learning disabilities.

This post:Theistic and Humanistic Nursing is the one that has caused the most discussion, but I am surprised that I have not had more comments on my attack on the Harvard Referencing System: .
Harvard Referencing System - A Bizarre Academic Ritual where I turn the techniques of evidence based critical thinking nursing onto the practices of the academics who taught us them!

Here is an interesting article on the new internet phenomenon known as Blog Therapy

Back to the subject that concerns my work most directly - this is an important post on the continuing 'discrimination suffered by people with learning disabilities in their access to healthcare'. It is time for health professionals to make that little extra bit of effort to make their services accessible to ALL their users.

Finally this post on the banning of hunting with dogs: Hunting Ban - Will it work? is at least worth a look, just to find out the weekend habits of some members of the British establishment!

I hope most readers who come here have been enjoying their experience, and getting something out of it - I am always open to suggestions...


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