Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman
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MSc, BSc, PGDE, RNT, RN, Cert Ed.

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Introduction
Retired​ Lecturer in Nursing at Plymouth University but also with a Sociological background. Climate change and sustainability are now pertinent issues but are seen through the perspective of critical theory. Health topics include social determinants of health and the sociology of health and illness. I am interested in innovative, critical pedagogies.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - May 2019
Independent
Position
  • Scholar, Writer
February 2004 - September 2004
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Position
  • Staff Nurse/Lecturer
Description
  • A six month secondment to focus on clinical activities
January 1996 - December 2012
University of Plymouth
Position
  • Plymouth University

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Publications (121)
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The four essays in Erving Goffman's work Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates were published in 1961, and anyone who has both read the book and seen the film One flew over the cuckoo's nest will not fail to make the connections between the two. The vivid depiction of institutional life in the film may be cons...
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In this paper we describe and justify a framework for curriculum development that uses the concept of a sustainability lens. This is based on an understanding that we construct our social worlds and create a reality based upon what Gadamer (1977) called 'prejudices'. The social world of nurse education has its own prejudices, referred to by Scrimsh...
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Climate change has been identified as a serious threat to human health, associated with the sustainability of current practices and lifestyles. The health promotion role of nurses should develop to address current and emerging threats to health from climate change and to address ecological public health. This article briefly outlines climate change...
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The threat posed to global health by climate change has been widely discussed internationally. The United Kingdom public health community seem to have accepted this as fact and have called for urgent action on climate change, often through state interventionist mitigation strategies and the adoption of a risk discourse. Putting aside the climate ch...
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An introductory text for undergraduates studying nursing (or health or medicine)
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A personal autoethnographic/sociological account of the vulnerabilities to mental health problems even in people with a very positive suite of health assets. Part of a critical mental health project critiquing current mental health practices.
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This book builds on the previous 3 editions and has 3 new chapters, placing communication and interpersonal skills in nursing in their critical social science context.
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Background Globally, universities aim to involve people who use health services to enrich the nursing curriculum for students, but there can be barriers to this involvement. Many also want students to contribute to local communities. Online communication can help connect students to service users to achieve these aims. The online British patient fe...
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A paper was published in 2003 discussing the ethics of nurses participating in executions by inserting the intravenous line for lethal injections and providing care until death. This paper was circulated on an international email list of senior nurses and academics to engender discussion. From that discussion,/home/nej several people agreed to cont...
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Margaret Archer was a professor of sociology at Warwick University for 30 years. Her theoretical work is devoted to an important problem in the social sciences: the problem of structure and agency. To what degree are we free agents in deciding a course of action? To what degree does the social structure constrain or enable action? This is a key que...
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Sustainability, and the related concept of climate change, is an emerging domain within nursing and nurse education. Climate change has been posited as a serious global health threat requiring action by health professionals and action at international level. Anåker & Elf undertook a concept analysis of sustainability in nursing based on Walker and...
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This discussion paper argues for understanding nursing care as a commodity within capitalist relations of production, ultimately as a product of labour, whose use value far exceeds its exchange value and price. This under-recognised commodification of care work obscures the social relationships involved in the contribution to the social reproductio...
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A report suggests that United States' army officers may engage in dishonest reporting regarding their compliance procedures. Similarly, nurses with espoused high ethical standards sometimes fail to live up to them and may do so while deceiving themselves about such practices. Reasons for lapses are complex. However, multitudinous managerial demands...
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This discussion paper argues for understanding nursing care as a commodity within capitalist relations of production, ultimately as a product of labour, whose use value far exceeds its exchange value and price. This under recognised commodification of care work obscures the social relationships involved in the contribution to the social reproductio...
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Wendell Berry is perhaps little known in the UK. A Kentucky farmer, poet, cultural critic, essayist, novelist and environmental activist, whose corpus of work is extensive but largely passed by in nursing. However, some are beginning to link his work with ideas around for example ‘ecojustice education’ (Martusewicz, Edmundson and Lupinacci 2011) in...
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In 1949 Simone de Beauvoir published ‘The Second Sex’, a book that was put on a prohibited list by the Vatican (Beauvoir, 1949). In 2015, the ideas expressed in this book should also make the non-religious think again about what makes femininities (Stets and Burke, 2000) and why. Women suffering from eating disorders or spending a great deal of mon...
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Nurses have to be aware of a range of sociological and psychological issues in order to provide holistic care. This book explores sociology and psychology relevant to nursing and explains why it is so important to understand these disciplines in order to be a good nurse. It is written specifically for nursing students, and clearly explains the key...
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Higher Education institutions across the globe are changing and changing fast. Several writers have expressed dismay, as well as seeing opportunities to move in different directions, in response to what has been called the ‘University in Ruins’ (Readings 1996). Gary Rolfe (2013), picking up on Reading’s work addressed ‘scholarship in the corporate...
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Higher Education institutions across the globe are changing and changing fast. Several writers have expressed dismay, as well as seeing opportunities to move in different directions, in response to what has been called the ‘University in Ruins’ (Readings 1996). Gary Rolfe (2013), picking up on Reading’s work addressed ‘scholarship in the corporate...
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The nursing care experiences of older people in the United Kingdom, has been much reported in the national and international press. Reasons for that poor quality of care in hospitals often focus on the ‘culture’ of organisations, as well as focusing on individual failings. However, discussions about culture change are partial explanations without a...
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The nursing care experiences of older people in the United Kingdom, has been much reported in the national and international press. Reasons for that poor quality of care in hospitals often focus on the ‘culture’ of organisations, as well as focusing on individual failings. However, discussions about culture change are partial explanations without a...
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Please cite this article as: Goodman, Benny, Paulo Friere and the Pedogogy of the Oppressed, Nurse Education Today (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.03.018 This is a PDF file of an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. As a service to our customers we are providing this early version of the manuscript. The manuscript will under...
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The media scrum preceding and following the Francis, Keogh and Berwick reports prompted demands that something must be done. Then along comes revalidation for nurses, which has been mooted for some time (News September 11).
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By now many nurses will be feeling a mixture of despair and insult they have received following the many reports into poor quality care. These feelings can lead to disenchantment, disengagement and disillusionment with both politics and health care delivery. Jane Salvage (1985) suggested that nurses ‘wake up and get out from under’ and while recogn...
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Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health such as clean air, sufficient food, safe drinking water and secure shelter, and may be considered a threat to health. Healthcare professionals have been called to take action on carbon reduction. Action depends on various factors such as personal commitment to environmental...
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Stephanie Flanders, the economics editor of the BBC, ended her three programme discussion last night. Her outline of the thoughts of three great economic thinkers was very good indeed. First Keynes and then Hayek. If you wish to understand the current debate about economic policy then this is a first very good step. What has this to do with health?...
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Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health such as clean air, sufficient food, safe drinking water and secure shelter, and may be considered a threat to health. Healthcare professionals have been called to take action on carbon reduction. Action depends on various factors such as personal commitment to environmental...
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When in the latter part of the 20th century nurse 'training' in the UK left the old schools of nursing (based within the health delivery system) and entered universities, the promise was not just a change of focus from training to education but an embracement of 'higher' education. Specifically, nurses were to be exposed to the demands of thinking...
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Erich Fromm (1900-1980) was associated with the Frankfurt School of Critical Social theory, noted for their cultural critiques of the ideologies of capitalism. He was no ‘mere’ sociologist. His expertise and interests extended to social psychology, philosophy, psychoanalysis and democratic socialism. In ‘The Sane Society’ (1955) he attempts to set...
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The scientific evidence for anthropogenic climate change has been established with increasing precision and there are widespread concerns about its potential to undermine the public health gains of the past century. There is also a growing consensus across private and public sector organisations at national and international level that carbon reduc...
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Nursing education in the UK has lagged behind most of the developed world since inception of Project 2000 because in England, a diploma has been accepted as the basis for education, unlike other countries (including Scotland and Wales) a degree has been the accepted standard for many years. While Australia's nursing education has been more protecte...
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Gary Rolfe (2011) discusses C Wright Mills' ‘On Intellectual Craftsmanship’ (the appendix to ‘The Sociological Imagination’ (Wright Mills, 1959)) and reminds us of the relevance of this piece to today's context, despite it being written so long ago. Mills' work is, Rolfe suggests, “shockingly radical”, a position that is hard to disagree with. The...
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Some universities pursue a policy of enforced attendance at lectures to ensure grade attainment, to encourage what is described as discipline and professionalism and to meet Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements.
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As modern healthcare evolves, it is essential for nurses to understand and work with a diverse range of people to provide quality care. But it is often difficult to grasp the many roles of those in healthcare services. This book provides a clear, practical and up-to-date guide to the various people that nurses work with, including the essential rol...
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Evidence of climate change and its impact continues to be accumulated, and it is argued that the consequences of climate change are likely to result in an increased demand on health services. It has been claimed that climate change presents new challenges for health services and that strategies should be adopted to address these challenges. The aim...
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Student mobility within Europe is encouraged by the EU's 'Bologna process' and financially supported by the Socrates programme. However, relatively few UK nursing students travel to Europe for study. To compare the willingness to study or work abroad and the perceived barriers and benefits of doing so, amongst students in England and Spain. Third y...
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This paper discusses selected findings from a South West regional survey to investigate individual staff development needs in nursing and midwifery education to meet the NHS Modernisation Agenda (DoH, 1995). In particular, it will analyse and discuss the findings in relation to the practice–education interface. The literature (Rodgriguez and Goorap...

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To explore contemporary developments in nursing using sociological and political analysis