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The grass is greener

We’ve been hosting Student Nurses from the University of South Florida – here is one of their blog posts, sharing their experience of Mental Health care with NHS Highland

Scotland 2015

Day 2 Scotland

Community Nursing has the potential to reach a variety of individuals and provide a service which demonstrates a nurses compassion for rehabilitation and symptom management.imageDay 1 of clinical’s were centered on immersing ourselves within a different culture (Scotland) and fully grasping the concept of community nursing and what it entails.

We had the privilege of being dispersed into multiple NHS Community Nursing facilities and rounding with the community health nurses.The facilities included East and West Inverness, Nairn and the Mental Health Assessment Team (MHAT).image

I had the honor of working with the mental health team and assessing the incoming patients. After my experience at MHAT, I came to the conclusion that mental health has a huge stigma that follows the term. As a society, we should strive to acknowledge mental health as a disease rather than a deficit. Through proper diagnosis, treatment and therapy, health providers…

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