In this lecture for World Mental Health Day, Professor Patrick Callaghan (Professor of Mental Health Nursing) explores the myth that the mentally ill are dangerous and menacing. He argues that whilst risk assessment is pervasive in mental health practice, it can have a stigmatising effect on people using mental health services. Introduction by Karen Medd (Middle Street Resource Centre).
Vaccination past and present: Exhibition launch October 2016
To launch the exhibition A healthful form of work: The history of public health nursing, a panel of speakers looked at vaccination’s controversial history. Speakers include RCN Professional Lead for Public Health Helen Donovan, Dr Helen Bedford, registered nurse (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health), Consultant community paediatrician Dr David Elliman, historian Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford), and paediatric infectious disease consultant Professor Paul Heath (St George's Hospital).