Here we are again – another month has flown by! Here are 4 tweets that I liked/favourited but haven’t previously retweeted. A chance for them to be seen!
(4/4) Things people w Down’s Syndrome are tired of hearing… from@bbcthree & some grt ambassadors
(3/4) Read our interview with awesome artist in Issue1 of our magazine at
(2/4) Kate Granger didn’t just inspire doctors, but nurses too. Read nurses pay tribute to her legacy
(1/4) well done Asda, I have an ileostomy so seeing this has helped myself and others so much.
That’s ya lot for this month – see ya next month for more #4PUF!
Well, what a week last week was with the Olympics?! Most of my tweets were Rio-related, but one that wasn’t, got lost, so here it is again:
“Try to talk, it’s not weak whatsoever to talk.” https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/aug/10/luke-ambler-itsokaytotalk-halve-male-suicides
“On average, 12 men killed themselves every day in 2014. Ambler believes that many had nowhere to speak about their issues without fear of being chastised or judged for having mental health problems.”
This is a truly horrific statistic.
This week’s message is simple. Guys…#itsoktotalk, so please do! Remember, “Try to talk, it’s not weak whatsoever to talk.”
Now it only comes round once a month, so you’d think i’d be able to manage it wouldn’t you? However, since I started using #TOTM (Tweet of the month) i’ve rarely managed to actually produce one!
Anyways, for July I want to highlight something that I believe is very important, and that is the issue of bullying which takes place whilst students are on clinical placement:
from 06-07-16 ‘ on clinical placement’ https://radiographerben.wordpress.com/2016/07/11/totw-from-06-07-16-bullying-on-clinical-placement/
If you take a look at my blog from back then, you’ll see how it highlights the results of a survey run by the Society of Radiographers of students and their experiences of bullying whilst on clinical placement. With the headline figure that more than 60% of those asked felt they had been subjected to some degree of bullying, it makes for pretty grim reading. I also tweeted another article in July in relation to the student experience on clinical placement:
Excellent article from in July edn. of I&TP on student support during clinical placement
Both the survey and the above article demonstrate the importance of providing students with the best possible experience of our profession whilst they are with us in hospitals up and down the country learning how to become the next generation of radiographers. If we provide them with a negative experience, then what’s to say that they won’t go on and behave in a similar way when the time comes for them to pass on their knowledge?
If you read both these articles the first time around then thank you. If you haven’t seen them before, then please spare just a few moments of your time to catch up on the message they are trying to get across and if you can, share this with your colleagues!
Something I don’t always remember/get time to do is publish my 4 Previously Untweeted Favourites at the end of each month, but this month I have! It’s a chance for me to pick a tweet from each week of the moth that I have favourited (now “loved”) for one reason or another. They usually reflect my interests, and last month was no different, with the topics being LGBTI+, cancer, mental health and assisted dying:
(4/4) Meet Chalice – the first superherohttps://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/04/first-transgender-superhero-chalice-alters-aftershock
(3/4) We want to see 75% of eligible people taking up invitations for bowel cancer screening
(2/4) Too many people are made to feel ashamed because of a mental health problem. Our new video:
(1/4) What can other countries’ experiences tell us about what might happen in Britain if assisted dying were legalised? http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/reports/thenhsif/what-if-assisted-dying-legalised/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=thekingsfund
Hopefully you’ll find all of them informative and fingers crossed, interesting too!
As ever, thanks for reading.