Tag Archives: TED Talks

NHS Hospital Complaints Handling (Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman)

Summary The three documents listed below summarise research carried out by (or on behalf of) the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in support the government review into how NHS hospitals deal with complaints. This review followed the Francis Inquiry Report, … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), National, NHS, Patient Care Pathway, Patients Association, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Emotional Robots: Robot Seals Comfort Dementia Patients (Age UK / BBC News / GeroPsych: Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary Research into the therapeutic uses of android companions indicates that PARO (a robotic harp seal) can help to reduce anxiety and distress among people with mild to late-stage dementia. Emotional robots – somewhat similar to pets – appear to have … Continue reading

Posted in Age UK, Assistive Technology, BBC News, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), In the News, International, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Proposed for Next Newsletter, Quick Insights, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exploring the Potential of Deep Brain Stimulation (TED Talk by Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano)

Summary Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano discusses recent developments in the potential uses of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the alleviation of symptoms across many different neurological / neuropsychological conditions, including Parkinson’s Disease, dystonia, depression and other mental illnesses, and possibly even … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, International, Mental Health, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Parkinson's Disease, Quick Insights, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment