Music as Medicine

In February, I was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime when I was awarded a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. This enabled me to visit the United States and Australia to conduct research into improving communication training and compassionate care using arts-based methods. Continue reading

Beating the bulge – Eat well, Work well

I rang the gym this week to enquire about renewing my membership. When I logged the activity of picking up the phone in my app, I saw that I had burned one calorie! Yes, it is that time of year when I go on a diet. This is a cyclical event for me, which usually occurs with the changing of the seasons; it happens every January, pre and post-holiday, Continue reading

Beware the predators

In Portland, the largest city in the US state of Maine, last month, journal editors and publishers got together at the annual conference of the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE). Yes, the acronym is deliberately ironic, and INANE prides itself on being a ‘non-organisation’: no constitution, no officers, no dues. Continue reading
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