Mother-and-baby bonding is integral to mental health
Felicity Stockwell Former mental health nurse and author, The Unpopular Patient
Following on from her September interview, Felicity Stockwell bemoans how little her work has changed mental health nursing practice
When the RCN started its research project, Study of Nursing Care in 1966, I was not eligible to take part because I was a mental health nurse. The project was to develop the quality of general nursing. However, because I was in the RCN and had been invited to participate in an informal nursing research group for senior nurses I was included, even though I was a mental health tutor. It was for this project that I wrote The Unpopular Patient in 1972.
Mental Health Practice. 21, 4,14-14. doi: 10.7748/mhp.21.4.14.s10