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Sunday, March 08, 2020

Book review: v Critical Mental Health Nursing: observations from the inside

Through January - March 2020 I've been checking the blog posts from the start in 2006, sorting the wheat from chaff. The task complete means that:

  • posts - basically not 'read'; 
  • what is this about (or, what was I thinking!)?
  • dated conference calls, courses, events, consultations, calls for papers;
  • broken links;
  • posts with  (way) too many links;
  • old links to domains that had been 'repurposed' or hijacked (drugs, dentistry, dating, games ...)
- have all been deleted.

I found a link to another non-existent blog-post and this draft post on a book review from early 2019.

This may be a waste of time. But it felt quite cathartic. Putting twitter down and not posting may also  help me focus attention on the things I really need to do.


Following on from Part i, Part ii Part iii and Part iv.

Finally, I am teasing out points that highlight the role of Hodges' model.

Foucault had views that are seminal in the politics of mental health and society and views that perturb.

Critical Mental Health Nursing
Marc Roberts in chapter 7 uses Foucault for the book's critical project of the 'history of the present'. To begin however there is the challenge of how to encapsulate critical, reflective thinking and our identity or 'self' in Foucault's work. Through other sources, Robert's notes that the

"conceptual considerations surrounding the distinctions between critical thinking and reflection" (p.125) which can "broadly be understood as a multifaceted cognitive and affective capability that requires a variety of intellectual skills and emotional attributes."

A role for creativity is acknowledged in

"the analysis and clarification of issues and areas of concern; the gathering and appraisal of evidence, research and theory; the questioning and challenging of assumptions, values and beliefs, and the synthesis and application of information to produce alternative and innovative ways of thinking and behaving." (p.126).