Saturday, 18 February 2017

Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of willful blindness; March2013 @TEDTalks

"Gayla Benefield was just doing her job — until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywhere else in the US. But when she tried to tell people about it, she learned an even more shocking truth: People didn't want to know. In a talk that's part history lesson, part call-to-action, Margaret Heffernan demonstrates the danger of willful blindness, and praises ordinary people like Benefield who are willing to speak up

Management thinker

The former CEO of five businesses, Margaret Heffernan explores the all-too-human thought patterns — like conflict avoidance and selective blindness — that lead organizations and managers astray. Full bio"

Saturday, 11 February 2017

'Developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships': Rosie Stenhouse & Chrys Muirhead

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The craft of caring: edited by Mary Chambers; 21 March, 2017; CRC Press

Chapter 3: 'Developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships': Rosie Stenhouse and Chrys Muirhead

First two pages of chapter:


Book launch: 7 March 2017 at St George's, University of London

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

#Methodology 8Feb17 Research Design: Shaping the Study; being radical

Studying Chapter 7 of 'a student's guide to Methodology' book on way to Dundee Olympia for gym and swim; stopping off at Cupar Library to take notes, a help for PhD research proposal.

[spelt #Methodology wrong! eventually corrected it]


Sunday, 5 February 2017

#HistoryBeyondTrauma "Fear of a crisis can lead to the killing of speech"

Monday, 30 January 2017

ethnographic study #GroundedTheory get involved! entering into it #HenriBergson

Grounded Theory in Ethnography and Intensive Interviewing pages 21-26, Kathy Charmaz 2006; evening study, 29 January 2017.

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly." Henri Bergson


Time and Free Will: An essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness; Henri Bergson Feb1888

Mind-Energy, lectures and essays; Henri Bergson, 1920

Friday, 27 January 2017

resuming #StayingWellAfterPsychosis Ch7 Paranoia; maintaining strength & resilience

QTime 26Jan17
Getting back to Staying Well After Psychosis book after a bit of a hiatus.  

Question Time on BBC One and talk of Brexit, Trump and Scottish Independence via Angus Robertson MP.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

rejecting diagnosis #HistoryBeyondTrauma the breaking point; aloneness

p131 footnote History Beyond Trauma

History Beyond Trauma: Footnote p131.12: "After 100 days of continuous combat, it appears that almost everyone becomes a casualty ... It has been recognised that there is a finite quantity of courage and bravery" (Kentsmith 1986, p93)