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Schizophrenia: An Overview

Schizophrenia is a severe and chronic mental health disorder affecting about 20 million people in the world (Schizophrenia, 2020). It is characterised by hallucinations and delusions. Hallucinations refer to experiences of hearing, seeing and smelling things that are not there (Barrell et al., 2018). Delusions, on the other hand, are sets of beliefs that areContinue Reading

Writing needs to be taught and practised. Australian schools are dropping the focus too early

Claire Wyatt-Smith, Australian Catholic University and Christine Jennifer Jackson, Australian Catholic University The recently released report of the NAPLAN review — commissioned by the New South Wales, Queensland, Victorian and Australian Capital Territory education ministers — found many young people are reaching Year 9 without being able to write properly. The number of students belowContinue Reading

Burnout in Nursing

      This paper is about a nurse who was sexually and physically assaulted while in charge of a dementia-specific ward. The Nurse was assaulted by a patient who was in his early 60s, with early-onset dementia, schizophrenia and used to be a boxer.  Dementia is the loss of cognitive, remembering and behavioural function. Behavioural issuesContinue Reading

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