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Stress, a little grrrr, blue light and some other colours

Stress, emergency services, healthcare, and art featured in Week 8’s posts but we will start with music. Carol Woolley’s post about a choral evening A Valentines musical treat (I’ve included a video of Thank You for the Music by Abba because it

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AHP : A Hidden Treasure #AHPDementia

Elaine Hunter writes about the Allied Health Professionals who are involved with supporting people with dementia, their families and carers. She provides links to further information and writes about what they are doing in Scotland to promote understanding of what

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Is Ambulance Reality TV …Insight or Voyeuristic?

Joseph Conaghan raises interesting questions about the kind of reality tv shows that I avoid watching – those that show what happens when the emergency services deal with a 999 call. Is Ambulance Reality TV …Insight or Voyeuristic? by Joseph Conaghan .

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Accident and Emergency in Trouble….Quick, Paint Out The Signs

Joseph Conaghan considers the problems with finding enough staff for Accident and Emergency departments of hospitals. He comes up with some interesting and challenging ideas on how to resolve them. Accident and Emergency in Trouble….Quick, Paint Out The Signs by Joseph Conaghan.

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Interprofessional learning…bridging the paradigm gap

The first paramedic to contribute to the Ayrshire Health blog is John Burnham. He gives an example of how the emergency services worked together at an accident, and how he has learned from joining the fire crews’ debriefs held immediately

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Can You Teach Care?

A very interesting blog from Joseph Conaghan looking at the implications of patient care following the Francis report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire Trust. Joseph looks at whether care can be taught or if it is a quality a

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