Could I please point my patient followers in the direction of this post regarding the place of nurses in the current NHS crisis?
If you do read it, thank you.
Saturday, 10 August 2013
My nursing hobby horse
Posted by Frances Garrood at 17:19
Labels: NHS crisis
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You are a one. I went, couldn't help it.ReplyDelete
I knew you would, Adrian.Delete
During my recent stay in hospital I was lucky enough to be treated by the same nurses every day, However I have to say they were overworked and patients were often left waiting when they needed attention,ReplyDelete
Good and bad, then, Colette?Delete
Off to read it now, Frances xReplyDelete
I like the quote from the nursing degree. Classic.ReplyDelete
These days there seem to be courses for things that we used to think of as common sense and normal social skills. Yesterday I heard that the police are to be given lessons on how to be polite when dealing with the public. Watching a couple of episodes of Dixon of Dock Green should suffice but I suppose that won't make any money for the training companies.
As for the NHS I have to say that I have had excellent treatment at the two main hospitals in Nottingham and my 90 year old mother has had good experiences at Sutton Coldfield. Maybe they should let the good nurses teach the bad ones and get rid of the administrators and academics.
If only things were that simple. However when I worked on a ward in 1960/61 the teaching both in the classroom and on the ward was done by the good nurses. One problem now in this society of blame culture is that all the note making and paperwork has to be done by someone. It seems to me from the nurses I know that they would all love to be able just to nurse but life just isn't that simple any more......and it is we who have caused it to be thus.Delete
Thanks for commenting, Keith.Delete
I feel a new kinship with you, Frances, as Mrs. RWP was a registered nurse for 28 years. She went into nursing, in her words, "to take care of sick people" but by the end of her career RNs did the paperwork and computer charting and were considered "supervisors". They did very little real patient care. I feel your frustration and your pain.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I know many nurses of my generation feel the same way.Delete