Liam Clarke

Challenging scientific advances in mental health

Biological and biotechnological advances in the treatment of mental health problems have not, according to the author, produced the benefits for patients that their advocates predicted. In this article, Liam Clarke argues that such advances are only likely to prove effective so far in the future to be irrelevant for clients now and in the next several generations.

The trouble with specialised language for nursing

I DO NOT BELIEVE that an international language ( Clark 1999a ) can take account of what nursing is in practical terms. To nurse someone is to enter into a relationship that has personal and social dimensions. The variability of nursing, where no two encounters are alike, is hardly fertile ground for what the International Classification Team is trying to do.