The Locked Ward

Memoirs of a Psychiatric Orderly

Author: Dennis O'Donnell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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An extraordinary account of a nurse's life behind the locked doors of a secure psychiatric ward. Dennis O'Donnell started work as an orderly in the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit of a large hospital in Scotland in 2000. In his daily life he encountered fear, violence and despair but also a considerable amount of care and compassion. Recounting the stories of the patients he worked with, and those of his colleagues on the ward, here he examines major mental health conditions, methods of treatment - medication, how religion, sex, wealth, health and drugs can bear influence on mental health, the prevailing attitudes to psychiatric illness, the authorities, the professionals & society. What emerges is a document of humanity and humour, a remarkable memoir that sheds light on a world that still remains largely unknown. 'This is a superb study of people whose minds have gone wrong, and the art of caring for them' Evening Standard

Psychward

Author: Stephen B. Seager

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Interns (Medicine)

Page: 251

View: 765

The memoir of an aspiring psychiatrist's year as an intern in a psych ward reveals the harrowing truth of life behind closed doors in a mental institution. Original. K. PW.

Define Crazy

A Nurse's 20 Years on a Locked Psych Ward

Author: Donna Snyder

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

View: 118

This book was written for people with an interest in psychiatry. This tells how people with a psychiatric illness can be misunderstood. How psychiatry has advanced from thirty years ago. Due to patient´s privacy, no names or correct initials were used. It is important to understand that mental illness is a reality. Most people don´t think about someone with a mental lillness, until they read the news and someone has been shot. If people would seek help before their anger gets out of hand, they could get help. It is important to realize if a family member is abusive. There are things you can do. Leave before it is too late. There are shelters for men and women who are victims of abuse. If you know of someone in danger contact your local police agency.

The Social Welfare Forum

Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting

Author: National Conference on Social Welfare

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Charities

Page:

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Define Crazy

A Nurse's 20 Years On A Locked Psych Ward

Author: Donna Snyder, RN, BSN

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 138

View: 201

This book was written for people with an interest in psychiatry. This tells how people with a psychiatric illness can be misunderstood. How psychiatry has advanced from thirty years ago. Due to patient ́s privacy, no names or correct initials were used. It is important to understand that mental illness is a reality. Most people don ́t think about someone with a mental lillness, until they read the news and someone has been shot. If people would seek help before their anger gets out of hand, they could get help. It is important to realize if a family member is abusive. There are things you can do. Leave before it is too late. There are shelters for men and women who are victims of abuse. If you know of someone in danger contact your local police agency.

Transactions

Author: National Tuberculosis Association

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Tuberculosis

Page:

View: 452

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The Psychology of Hope

Author: Ezra Stotland

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Expectation (Psychology)

Page: 284

View: 880

A dynamic and systematic new approach to experimental and clinical psychology. The author uses a wide range of data from a vast number of experimental and clinical studies to demonstrate how the different levels of expectation and goal achievement can be studied objectively. Building from simple to highly complex schemas, he conceptualizes hope and its counterpart, hopelessness, as both necessary and vital to motivation, action and non-action (lethargy) in animal as well as human behaviour.

Medical Emergency!

The St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Book of Emergency Medicine

Author: Stephan G. Lynn

Publisher: Hearst Communications

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 385

View: 968

Enables readers to differentiate between symptoms that belong in a doctor's office versus an emergency room, offering guidelines on how to prepare for almost any emergency and presenting tips on aiding victims. Original.

Psychology

An Introduction to the Study of Human Behavior

Author: Henry Clay Lindgren

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 429

View: 184

When fifteen-year-old Nathanial moves to a sinister town that has been bruised by an ancient evil, he finds himself one of those Chosen to fight the cycle of darkness.

Report of the Attorney General ...

Author: Michigan. Attorney General's Department

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Attorneys general's opinions

Page:

View: 812