Overview[ edit ] A narrative is a telling of some true or fictitious event or connected sequence of events, recounted by a narrator to a narratee although there may be more than one of each. Narratives are to be distinguished from descriptions of qualities, states, or situations, and also from dramatic enactments of events although a dramatic work may also include narrative speeches.
Annual Report of the Ministry of Health for Sir Harry Platt, far more progressive than most of his generation, also supported the service.
The unification of hospitals of all types into a single system, the establishment of the region as a planning unit and the more even distribution of specialists were substantial achievements. There was excessive expenditure on drugs when the money could be better spent by upgrading hospitals, building new ones and enabling leading hospitals to keep abreast of medical science, particularly the university hospitals.
The NHS had come to stay but it must not be allowed to become stale.
He saw three trends running side by side: He wanted fewer beds in newer hospitals. The three separate financial systems for hospitals, local health authorities and general practice were a great weakness. The BMJ wished his stay in the Ministry long enough for the provision of effective remedies.
There was an increasing number of people seeking help for illnesses in which social or mental conditions were important or dominant. Was this the result of the lack of support from religious beliefs, the mechanisation of industry, the loosening of family and community loyalties, increasing urbanisation and new towns, the boredom of life under the welfare state, and a dependence on newspapers, television and wireless for ethical and moral values and codes of behaviour?
Many people seemed unable to adapt to the speed of change in social conditions.
The young had been acquiring a new degree of economic and social freedom that affected their personal relations with everyone, including their doctors.
Before the second world war Stephen Taylor had described suburban neurosis, anxiety and depression among people living on estates, which he attributed to boredom, loneliness and a false set of values.
The war and the air-raids had done much to build a community spirit and reduce neurotic illness. Now new building, large blocks of flats and relocation in new towns were re-creating suburban neurosis. Designer drugs such as the hallucinogen STP, a powerful and dangerous amphetamine derivative, spread from across the Atlantic.
Many doctors thought that, although people should know about health promotion, detailed knowledge of disease was not desirable.
It did not carry advertisements for the Family Planning Association. The entire stock was ceremonially pulped amid accusations that the BMA was engaging in censorship. Doctors, however, alleged large numbers of patients crowded down to their surgeries to ask for electro-convulsion therapy ECT.
Charles Fletcher, a physician at the Hammersmith Hospital who presented it, was concerned about the problems of doctor-patient communication. He thought doctors failed to explain adequately the nature of illness and its treatment.
The programmes included cardiac surgery, a brain operation and an operation on the liver. This open approach was unpopular with many of his colleagues. The BMJ considered that it was demeaning for doctors and nurses to appear as mummers on the stage to entertain the great British public.
Hopefully the BBC would not televise a death on the table in its presentation of topics that, though familiar to medical men, were full of mystery, fear and foreboding to the ordinary person.
Questions were asked in the House of Commons. A ward sister was anxious that patients in her ward receiving deep X-ray therapy would realise what it was for.
People had fainted while watching televised operations, sustaining head injuries.Historical background. The view of homosexuality as a psychological disorder has been seen in literature since research on homosexuality first began; however, psychology as a discipline has evolved over the years in its position on homosexuality.
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Stephen King is one of America’s most prolific writers.
He has experienced both commercial and critical success with his novels and film adaptations. King’s work and his personal life are both rich in psychological themes. Listen in as Dave, Frank, Emma Kate, and .
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