Ideas and Inspirations Library

Wardipedia – A world of ward knowledge

 

Our ideas and inspirations library can now be found at Wardipedia.org  – there’s loads and loads of ideas, examples, resources and inspiration there!

 

A world of ward knowledge

A world of ward knowledge – www.wardipedia.org

 

The scaffolding for Wardipedia is provided by the seven domains of our IMAGINE acronym, inspired by the superb book If Disney Ran Your Hospital by Fred Lee.

 

 

 

Imagination – what’s it like for the patient?

Mindfulness – chilling out

Activities – social, recreational, physical

Generosity – sharing, kindness, giving  

Involvement –influence, information, independence

Neighbours – friends, family, fellow patients

Empathy – for self and others

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Imagination

1. Consultant appointments – Time’s up for ward rounds

2. One consultant, one consultant – Go one better

3. Therapeutic liaison worker – TLC from the TLWs

4. Ladder of priorities – First things first

5. Relational security – Safety through trust

6. Animals – Furry, fluffy, feathery, finny friends

7. Mentalising – Mind awareness

8. Community meetings – A meeting of minds

9. Engagement is the thing – Time well spent

10. Creative communicating – It’s all improv

11. Peer supporters – He ain’t heavy

Mindfulness

12. Mindfulness – Silence spoken here.

13. Bingo and jigsaws – Gentle adventure

14. Multi-sensory – The sense of calm

15. Sanctuaries – Rooms that soothe not seclude

16. Spirituality – Keeping the faith

17. Musical – Can you kazoo?

18. Landscape painting – Bright outlooks

19. Gardening – Green fingers, green socks

20. Outdoor activities – Feeling good inside, outside

21. Art – For hearts’ sake

22. Smoking – Less of a drag

Activities

23. Media – Moving images

24. Wii – Wii-habilitation

25. Jobs – Work in progress

26. Ward newsletter – Making the headlines

27. Books – The great escape

28. Funnyness – Because wit happens

29. Food presentation – The icing on the cake

30. Indoor sports – Crazy golf and friends

31. Dance – Move with the groove

32. Football – The beautiful game

33. Men’s stuff – It’s a bloke thing.

Generosity

34. Appreciative culture – Well done and thank you!

35. Bring yourself to work day – Me, myself and I

36. Role flexibility – Shared interests

37. Arriving and leaving – All my bags are packed

38. Birthdays – Make a wish!

39. Cafe – Tea and empathy

40. Senior managers – From board to ward

41. Shopping – Buy in

42. Charities – Good feel causes

43. Going green – Thinking out of the refuse box

44. Gay patients – Somewhere over the rainbow

Involvement, influence, information

45. Patient involvement – Co-piloting

46. Patients’ views – Feedbackwards and forwards

47. Minority languages – Found in translation

48. Advance statements – Planning ahead

49. Graduated self-medicating – Managing my meds myself

50. Electronic access – Open sesame!

51. Personalising bedrooms – A room of my own

52. Physical health – Hearts and minds

53. Bank staff – Bank on us

54. Handovers – Me to you

55. Brain – Understanding brain pain

Neighbours

56. Mealtimes made special – Food for thought

57. Friends, relatives and carers – Since you been gone

58. Internet – Inpatients online

59. Social media – Keep clicking

60. Website – E-wards

61. Kids visiting – Hugs, Harry Potter and hoodies

62. Help with housing – Homeward bound

63. Volunteering – Giving, getting, gaining

64. Help with money – Poor no more?

65. Pointless National Days – Happy Pointless National Day

66. Good news – Media myth-busting

Empathy

67. Ward culture of empathy – Tea and empathy

68. Talking therapies – Beyond CBT

69. Therapeutic ward design – Easy on the eye, warm in the heart

70. Comfort objects – Touchy feely

71. Housekeeping heroes – Making hospital hospitable.

72. Complementary therapies – Hands on healing

73. Addiction support – Rehab.

74. Samaritans train staff – Listening at its finest

75. Reflective practice groups – Releasing time to share

76. Good night – Lightening the nights

77. Happy – Still smiling after all these shifts

 

Within each of the 77 Ideas, there’s:

  • A description of the Idea
  • Ward examples
  • The evidence base
  • Snippets – articles and extracts illustrating the Idea
  • Resources and references
  • At least one photo of Buddy. (The evidence base for this? It makes Marion happy. And judging from the number of photos of Buddy up on wards, she makes patients and staff happy.)

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