The pandemic is giving us a lesson in life, hope and death. It’s one we should never forget, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff
Ed Lord“whatever the biological mechanism, millions swear by the soothing properties of being immersed in the natural world”... "This pandemic must surely lead to far greater scrutiny of the relationship between human health and the natural world"
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Ed LordA friend of mine in Belgium is doing some important research into wellbeing, space/place, and nature connection during #lockdown & #COVID19
Please take a look at the survey here (for anywhere globally)
A new diagnostic tool and workforce health check risk blaming frontline professionals for their burnout and distress
Ed Lord"leads to a focus on the individual’s “failure” to cope with the pressure of work, rather than identifying and addressing organisational failings, such as a lack of resources, high caseloads and increased bureaucracy"
Conservative Karl McCartney is seeking to be re-elected for the third successive time as Lincoln's MP, having won in 2010 and 2015. McCartney, who is
Ed Lord#Lincoln friends - just a reminder - you don't want dodgy Karl back! (esp when Labour MP Karen is a registered Nurse #NursesRock 😉)
Conservative Karl McCartney’s voting record, expenses and controversies as Lincoln MP
Ed LordIn 6 years of post-grad study on nature & health how have I only just found this great 2003 paper reporting an ethnography in the S.Wales Valleys!
Communities in Nature : The Construction and Understanding of Forest Natures. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.111…
Ed LordHow can #nature become reduced to a #technology when used for #health & why does it matter?
See our new paper in @SocThHlth "Identifying and resisting the technological drift: Greenspace, bluespace and ecotherapy"
There has been a growing interest in recent years into the health and well-being benefits of natural ‘green’ and ‘blue’ spaces. This theoretical paper presents a critical review of the proposed ways...
Ed LordNew Paper! From me and @D10Coff in Social Theory and Health:
"Identifying and resisting the technological drift: green space, blue space and ecotherapy"
#greenspace #ecotherapy #Ellul @RCBCWales
Silicon Valley’s elite are hatching plans to escape disaster – and when it comes, they’ll leave the rest of us behind
Ed Lord"the more we come to see human beings as the problem and technology as the solution. The very essence of what it means to be human is treated less as a feature than a bug. No matter their embedded biases, technologies are declared neutral."