We began the day by following the Health Visitors, who are nurses that visit new mothers and help follow up and care for their newborns up until school age. It was interesting to see this level of care that isn’t offered in the states. Afterwards, we toured the mental health Ward to see the differences between our nursing practices. The nurses were appalled to hear from other students that the use of restraints are common in the states, and they explained how to better manage and help patients with borderline personality disorder. Overall, the differences in mental health wards in the states and in Scotland don’t have a lot of differences; however, the scope of practice is different. We finished the day with dinner at Dawn Cameron’s house and a ceilidh in Linlithgow palace. The ceilidh was exhausting, but it was fun to actively participate in a huge part of Scotland’s culture.


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