Comment on: Nursing degrees must be built on communication
I am a third year mental health nursing student and have found the course tough. The communication and therapeutic relationship are the essentials of nursing, for without these functioning to a good standard, the patient care cannot be delivered, the treatment not accepted and it opens a can of worms. We have to learn various models of research illness and other stuff, that does not work for human nature, the models are set in stone (it might work for robots). It has to be noted that as humans we are bundle of cells, emotions that change on a daily basis due to our interaction with the environment/people/bio-psycho-social model. Im sure however we came to be created, it was not from a model. In conclusion, we are all different, and I agree that communication is the root of good nursing. All the othe stuff like research allows for advances, but where are the studies, if we cannot communicate with the patients to gain their informal consent.
I'm a third year student and I have no problem with perfoming fundamental care on patients and understand its importance. Please stop attacking us students, I'm sick of the whole too posh to wash debate now. I am always willing to perform fundemental care, as this forms a basis for learning to be a good nurse. Fundemental care builds up our communication skills, nursing skills and overall ability to care, feel compassion and understand the patient perspective. I object to this article as not all student nurses are too posh to wash.
they (whoever they are), if they do get to do this will find that chaos will prevail. Nurses are sentient beings who can judge how a patient feels, robots cant feel emotion. Gillian
Comment on: Pain management: assessment and diagnosis
brilliant details about pain. I enjoyed this article. Thanks