Adult Nursing student at King's College London, trying to navigate the choppy waters of the healthcare industry while clasping to the lifeboat marked 'sanity'.
I disagree with Mike's comment. Though I am only in the beginning of my career (I'm still a student!) I think we all know what we are getting ourselves in for when we start nursing. We KNOW it's badly paid for the job we do. We KNOW it's long hours. We KNOW we are constantly under scrutiny from the public, media, our peers and management; which we should be to ensure that we are constantly giving the best care.
I have met a few nurses who have burnt out and I always wander why they don't get out Nursing is the broadest profession I have ever seen. Go into management, research, occy health. Go to a clinic, go into teaching, but remember what we do and more importantly why we do it.
I think we have to remember that sometimes comments can be made in a context that does not come across entirely as intended.
That aside, I really enjoyed this article. Good job.
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Excellent article :) Well done to you
A really interesting article about the priorities that health care systems in the world assign to different medications. I find it amazing that you can buy certain medications over the counter in some countries that are difficult to get hold of in another, even through a doctor. Human growth hormone or steroids in Mexico rings a bell.
And yes: Anonymous | 12-May-2010 2:37 pm, that was very petty and rude.
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I am starting at King's in September too :( I've been trying to find some pictures of the men's uniform, but having no luck. I hope to god I don't have to train at the Florence Nightingale's!
I get what they are trying to do, and I don't think the style of them is too bad. The block colours could really work, but they need to be stronger and vivid. We need to inspire our patient's, not blend into the drab NHS decor.
P.s. Hats.... I wonder if they boys have to wear hats (please god, let the boys not have to wear hates).