Firstly i totally agree with Carol Cleeton. Hospitals should be run by people who care about patients and their needs , not the target driven needs of government We need a complete culture shift back to the days when patients where the centre of our caring. However , I do not believe its all doom and gloom. there is some excellent nursing going on on a daily basis . My brother recently had a coronary scare and he said the nursing was exemplary....... in St Georges if you want to know ! My husband has just started chemotherapy at Guys and the whole experience was one of efficient sympathetic nursing and with a smile ! So dont despair , there is lots in nursing that is good, we do need however to look at what it is that makes nurses lose their compassion and stop caring
Obesity is not a nurse problem it is a country wide problem. THe NHS has tried education aimed at all but how much success have they had in curtailing this problem ? We live in a country where there is a universal net that catches us when ever we succumb to the effects of our follies....... food drink drugs . Go and live in a country with no NHS and you will see the difference. Do we limit the services we offer to fat people ? No bariatric surgery ? Its a very expensive operation with a very questionable success rate. Do we say you cannot have your surgery unless you lose an amount of weight ? Double size wheel chairs are now common along with operating tables for those over 30 stone. The NHS is playing along with the whole obesity problem but not saying NO . You cant be treated until you reduce. How can we show the general public and nurses ! that fat is not pretty , comfortable, expensive...all those enormous clothes , squashed shoes, sore feet aching legs , breathlessness , inablitly to sit in the chair etc ? WIthout looking at and solving the fat image perception we are not going to get anywhere .
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You have to counsel people before you tested them for HIV. How about a bit of thought for diabetics , of which I am one, before this was released in the press ? Did anybody ask Diabetes UK to publish an explanation before going to press. This will scare people with diabetes and upset them. Its quite hard enough living with diabetes without some happy researcher telling us we are all going to pop our clogs tomorrow. Bit of thought please .
This does seem to be a very obvious conclusion to a lengthy period of study , at what cost to the nhs I wonder. Happy parents =happy children happy nurses = happy patients . Its not rocket science but plain common sense. Come on ladies, drop the granduer and get down on the shop floor .
Oh so right mark . How do we do it tho ? Return to ward sisters who taught by example ? Well mine certainly did... I can remember their words to this day. We need to reengage with our inner selves , to think of the kindnesses that we would like to receive and stop running like headless chickens chasing targets.