Metamorphosis - or how to de-bug care for people with mental health problems in general hospitals
Alex McClimens and colleagues argue for 'cross-fertilisation' between fields of practice to ensure people with mental health problems and learning disabilities get appropriate physical healthcare
Dear Reader, picture the scene… you wake up one day, in the style of Gregor Samsa in Kafka's novel Metamorphosis, and the realisation gradually dawns as the day progresses and you drop everyday objects, spill drinks and otherwise come across as terminally clumsy, that you have somehow become… horror of horrors... left-handed!
An emergency medical consultation reveals that this is a permanent feature. You stare into the mirror at the miserable creature you have become and begin to appreciate that your life will never be the same again.
During a difficult period of readjustment, you start to notice that the world is designed by right-handers, of right-handers, for right-handers. Undaunted you decide to publicise this blatant...
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