EBOOK / KINDLE [The Locked Ward] Author Dennis ODonnell
Ails the experience of a psychiatric helper working n a psychiatric hospital Dennis O Donnell describes his heartfelt experience with day to day details upon his daily goings He writes upon the fear violence but also care and compassion which occur Part-Time Gods (DFZ in psychiatric hospitals At the same time O Donnell educates the reader about mental disorders symptoms treatment and care of these patients An educational book but also one filled with compassionate stories of patients O Donnell has encountered The stories within this book are writtenn order to educate readers about what really happens within a mental hospital and to rid the stereotypes upon Star Wars Trilogy Sourcebook Special Edition it I would recommend this book to anyone Stories from movies and TV shows portray psychiatric hospitals as those filled with violence and evil However O Donnell s real experience and stories shed light upon the true care and compassion they holdnstead These stories hold humour and they hold happiness as well as stories which really educate upon the different mentalities that the mentally disabled have Through reading this book mind sets upon the usual stereotype of psychiatric hospitals are bound to change along with a new found education upon mental disorders Rant about losing books reviews and the culpability of Librarians At least Eat That Frog! in my eyes I read this book ratedt a 3 and reviewed Secret Alpha (A is for Alpha Male, it It s an ok book but you could see why the author was an orderly rather than a psychiatrist Now the books gone from my shelves No point n asking about this n Feedback as the mods always pretend that The Complete Idiots Guide to Decluttering it s just the first time they ve heard of such a thing and to send allnfo to Support Who mostly don Absolutely awful Pompous git with awfully written dialogue almost had me n a locked ward DNF And a painful oneAhhhhhh I am so disappointed I decided to pause maybe permanently stop reading this book at 55% after uite a lot of perseverance on my partI am fascinated by mental health and especially the history of ts treatment Heartland in the UK from the asylum system to today This book presentedtself as a sombre and thoughtful exploration Todo Mafalda into the topic by someone with first hand experience workingn the Hands-On Reinforcement Learning with Python: Master reinforcement and deep reinforcement learning using OpenAI Gym and TensorFlow intensive psychiatric care unit of one hospital The author made a point on several occasions to ground the reader and encourage them not to be blinded byll Simple Cake informed traditional stereotypes of psychiatric patients He reminds us to his credit that psychiatricllnesses and those who suffer from them are not a laughing matter and should be treated with respect and compassionbefore presenting them n a light hearted or thinly veiled mocking light two minutes later It s really hard to explain exactly what this s like Captain Marvel Little Golden Book in a review butt just came across to me as very hypocritical and uite frankly uncomfortable I give the book 2 stars simply because of the few moments of compassion and emotional depth that What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? interspersed the attempts at forced humour that made up the other 50% of what I ve read so far Adam Kay this guys notNot to mention as I have seen Eat. 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L.A. in a few other reviews the peppering of a fewmplicit and at the 55% mark where I stopped much EXplicit homophobic and transphobic views here and there every so often Finally the writing was very 7 Lessons from Heaven inconsistent I am Scottish like the author and found that his voice jarredn several places He seemed to pretend to be crass and uncouth I Am Dumbo in his speech with uite a lot of swearing yetn most of his prose he used unnecessarily florid and erudite language This contradiction made Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us it very difficult to build up empathy for him or any of the charactersI feel terrible writing a review like thisn all honesty I usually don t bother and keep my opinions to myself But Wounded Planet in this case I was just so disappointed I made an exceptionI m really sorry Dennisf you re reading this This The Parade is only my opinion and by the looks oft there are a lot of people who loved the book I may try to finish Moving Violations it again later andf my opinion changes I ll add an update to the review For now though I m moving onto something else I think A decent memoir sad T. S. Eliots Dialectical Imagination in parts funnyn parts It Smilodon is a bit elementaryn The Fall of the Romanovs its discussion regarding mentalllness but t s a good nformative book for those not very familiar with psychiatry I found some of the humorous bits to be off putting as well as the Scottish dialect which can be difficult to discern. Influence on mental health·the prevailing attitudes to psychiatric llness the authorities the professionals society What emerges s a document of humanity and humour a remarkable memoir that sheds light on a world that still remains largely unknown and hugely feare.
EBOOK / KINDLE The Locked Ward Author Dennis ODonnell
Mental health fascinates me and despite not being a stranger to mental health ssues myself I m always on the hunt for new reading material This particular book had been on my list for a good while and I admit I couldn t wait to jump right Bicycle Utopias into thisFor the most part this book was a decentnsight Management Planning for Cultural Heritage into mentalllness which A Cultural History of Animals and Their Meat is written by Dennis O Donnell who was a nurse on ward 25 the locked ward for 75 years I have worked withndividuals suffering with mental Epistemology as Theology illness and I know from experience thatt Fire Horses is an extremely challenging profession no days ever the same but one must remember that there are Edoardo Sanguineti in fact many rewarding aspects of the job tooThe people mentionedn this are patients that O Donnell came Dkfindout! Space Travel into contact with over the years and the chapters read as little stories with somenformation on different mental Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn (PENGUIN CLSICOS) illnesses throughout I found these parts particularlynterestingTo work n mental health I think one has to be of a certain character be able to show empathy for patients and to also be n possession of good humour otherwise there really RHS The Magic and Mystery of Trees isn t much pointn persuing that kind of careerDespite my enjoyment of this book there are a couple of things that didn t bode well with me The first would be the Scottish dialect I ve no The Energy Secret issue witht but when O Donnell chooses to narrate A Fistful of Shells in English then a sentence later the Scottish dialect buttsn well let s just say Understanding Folk Religion it didn t make me happyAlso I realise O Donnell loves a good joke but most likely of this humor just simply wasn t funny and the majority of this humor was made at the expense of the patients themselves which to mesn t the least bit professional I know how much of a demanding and sometimes relentless occupation t s always having to look over your shoulder but please have some respectOverall I found this to be Hello English Grade 3f Students Book Tal Edition informative and was a eye openernto the world of a locked ward I d definitely read something similar to this English Unlimited Level 4 Coursebook Special Edition Saudi Edition in the future This book had a lot of potential A novel devoted to humanizing psychiatric patients and humor What could go wrongFirstly the Scottish broguets especially jarring that O Donnell writes Hudsons Building And Engineering Contracts in plain English but opts to have his dialoguen the dialect the old literary no noSecondly the humor Serenity -- Rave-N-Rant isn t always what was promised Many of the jokes are actually Dadish punchlines unrelated to the Ward orts patientsconsumersPEOPLEFinally the narrative doesn t lend If You Could See What I See itself to page turning or enjoyment the 30 chapters are essentially short stories devoted to the people O Donnell worked with sometimes a fellow staff member or a brief seguento a related topic such as medication The book concludes with however true rant about funding and lack of staffing and the ncident that compelled O Donnell to uitThis review pr Really well written memoir recounting the experiences of a mental health nurse As you d expect there s sadness tragedy and fear but this I got this because I thought t would be the British euivalent of Behind the Gates of Gomorrah A Year with the Criminally Insane by Stephen Seager which Lovelier Than Daylight (Saddlers Legacy, is a Good Read Butt wasn t because Stephen Seager can write plain English and Dennis O Donnell can t If he s not doing his Killing Christians infodumps Dennis thinks he has to be performingn every sentence he can t say a single thing without Objective Proficiency Teachers Book it has to ben this blokey slangy self regardingly comical voice which grated so badly I thought I would rather be watching a boxed set of Everybody Loves Raymond and at that point I pressed the EJECT button I hate Everybody Loves RaymondThis Beethovens Symphonies is what I mean During the course of this ten bob hour some patients paid as little attention to me asf I d been a snatch of music or a smell of BistoAnd then the door opened and my arse fell off and rattled on the floor like a hubcapIn the middle of his towering rage the big fella had thought better of giving Humphrey a tanking and had lamped the door Larissas Breadbook Baking Bread And Telling Tales With Women Of The American South instead I found that reallympressive It was just as well for Dr Humphrey too That punch might well have severed his head from his body He d have had to pick Guns N Roses for Easy Guitar (Easy Guitar w/ Notes Tab) it up and do his entire ward round carryingt under his arm like the Green KnightAnd another thing Black Static Issue 1 is that because the author doesn t want to betray any patient confidentiality all these patients are composites and yet we have pages of dialogue with them It s an uneasy stew with dubiousngredients and a jo. Dennis O'Donnell started work as an orderly A Little Night Matchmaking in the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit of a large hospitaln Scotland n 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 pa.
Lly gurning sniggering chef stirring awayBut one thing did strike me as worth mentioning the curious psychological condition of Erotomania which pops up on p154 I uote from one of Dennis s non jovial nfodumps Called unreuited love for centuries and often confused with nymphomania or satyriasis this Stranger Things is a condition whereby the sufferer believes that another persons Taking on Twins in love with them But not someone who actuallys Changing the Face of Hunger in love with them rather a total stranger Sometimes a celebrity the sufferer has developed a fixation on Its a psychotic symptom since t s completely delusional The sufferer remains convinced that the object of his or her affections returns the feeling and communicates the regard Shrouds of Holly (Pennyfoot Hotel in covert ways such as secret signals meaningful glances and other forms of coded behavior These might bencreasingly baroue and detached from reality such as the clothes he or she wears on a particular day The sufferer however demonstrates his or her love by overt meansWhat a wonderful way of describing how the atheist perceives religious believers The atheist says well sorry and all that but a God does not exist and b Midnight Craving (Midnight Vice, if he does he doesn t love you for sure but no no no says the believer look we can read these covert signs which only us believers can spot see this statue of Mary actually wept on a certain dayn 1953 see this lady went to Lourdes and her migraines ceased And anyway who needs such signs we know n our hearts he loves us Dennis gives us the case history of Cordelia a delightful young woman who spoke with the clipped vowels of the city s educated middle class She has conceived this almighty passion for her local doctor an older married man She nvents a thousand fake The Penguin Classics Book illnesses so she can make appointments with him Once when he asked her to remove her blouse he twigged something was wrong and made an excuse and left and came back with a nurse to find she was completely naked Another time she made up a story about being the daughter of one of his colleagues and visited his house and met his wife At that point the cops and the psychiatrists werenvolved In conversation she said well the doctor would certainly have made love to her The Devil in Paradise if the nurse hadn t have been there And he had to call the police because his wife was there How do you know he loves youLittle things that only a lover would pick up on When the lounge lights on The Tide of Times (Blake Meyer Thriller it means she s at home and he has to go through the motions of being a husband and a father But when the top windows open at night with the curtains down that means he wants to see me The Closer You Come (The Original Heartbreakers, in the near futureRightt couldn t just be that they want some fresh air Hope and Other Punchlines in the bedroom at nightDon t be so prosaic DennisThiss precisely the conversation between the atheist and the believer A friend recommended this book to me I was sceptical at first as I previously had no particular awareness or My Little Golden Book About the First Moon Landing interestn psychiatric care or mental health ssues and thought that t would be a book for those The Natural Gourmet Institute Cookbook in the professionI uickly found thatnside knowledge was not necessary and that Movable Markets it was actually a compassionate but very humorous read about folk those who care and those who are cared for some who are mad and some less so The author providesnsightful accounts of patients and their treatments as well as detailing some of their relationships with the nursing staff making you realise that the kind of care that the author and his colleagues provide Engineering Rules is very specialndeedThe book does take you through the emotions You laugh very hard Equipping James Bond in places but you are most definitely not laughing at or conspiring against the patients You may also shed a tearn sadness or anger but the author does attempt to explain why the patients are how they are and Professorial Pathways intersperses the anecdotes with explanations of the differentllnesses and psychoses which helps to provide a context to the patients storiesI thoroughly enjoyed this book and without trying to make Panther Tank Enthusiasts Manual it sound like a textbook educated Educatedn the sense that The Eclogues and The Georgics it helped me overcome my owngnorance and Panhard AML/Eland Armoured Car Manual in some cases prejudices about mentalllnessAlthough I am sure this book will be pigeon holed n the health andor biography sections of bookshops and t Bluffers Guide to Poetry is much than that I am eagerly anticipating a follow up by Dennis O Donnell and surely a memoir of his teaching careers the obvious follow up The Locked Ward det. Tients he worked with and those of his colleagues on the ward he examines ·the different major mental disorders their symptoms and manifestations·the various methods of treatment medication therapy and conversation ·how religion sex wealth health and drugs can bear.