Neuroplasticity: The Play-Doh In Your Head


Autism, Daily Life, Neuroscience


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At the WFNN Congress in Opatija there was a presentation about Neuroplasticity and i started to wonder if humour can also be part of this Neuroplasticity. So read the following and leave a comment at the end. We all have much more power to shape our reality than most realize due to the brain’s amazing morphing power, known as neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to change its physical structure and function through thought, emotion, and activity, is a scientific truth of the last decade.  It used to be believed that the adult brain was pretty much fixed or hard wired. Not so. I like to say that neuroplasticity the super power we all have.

Fingerspitzengefühl


Neuroscience, Patients, Way of Life


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The unreachable thing in tending to care for Neurosurgery patients: Can that ‘fingerspitzengefühl’ be learned? Patients that under go neurosurgery are usually labeled as complex patients. These patients cannot tell the nurse adequately how they feel or how they are faring. Clinical observations are therefore very important. Sometimes you see that the state of the patient had changed or sometimes you feel that ‘something’ has changed in/with the patient. Usually it is the feeling of the nurse.

How I became a nurse


Daily Life, Way of Life


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To be a nurse you have to get educated for a few years. In The Netherlands, were I live, that’s 4 years of education either at full time at school or as an employee in a hospital with avery month 2 days of school. For me it was being an employee for 2 years in one hospital and another 3 years in a different hospital. In The Netherlands if you are an employee you have first to do a 9 month teaching program to learn the basics and after that you do several internships at different wards in the hospital you work for.