Wardipedia – 55. Brain

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Understanding brain pain Introduction It’s not one of the more glamorous looking parts of our innards. Woody Allen famously remarked that his brain is his second favourite organ. Being an inpatient is, for many, an excellent opportunity to learn more about their brain and its relationship with their mental illness. We find it surprising that […]

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Wardipedia – 14. Multi-sensory

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The sense of calm Introduction There’s no lack of sensory stimulation on wards! But often the continuous presence of noise in particular, along with all the other stressors of ward life, makes it important to provide actively therapeutic and calming sensory experiences for patients. Sensory activities are particularly valuable when patients are in a highly […]

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