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A suggestion by doctors on how to prevent teenagers smoking was made for a different utopia than the one we live in
The policy message has been transmitted and understood. Delivery of care needs to shift from the hospital setting into the community. Where possible, it is best for patients to be cared for in their own home. Shorter stays in hospital, delivering what patients want, enhances recovery, reduces risk of hospital-acquired infection.
One night you can manage but after a few nights short of sleep you feel jaded and don’t think and respond as well as you would like.
As we know nursing is a 24-hour job. Patients that need care require it just as much at two o’clock in the morning as they do at three in the afternoon. And they need it as much at weekends as they do during the week.
I spent a day last week experiencing the adult student nurse programme at City University in London. The student nurses on that programme will be spending time on placement on the same wards that I trained on 35 years ago. Without a doubt I know who is getting a better deal – the patients now.
Kathryn Godfrey contributes to:
Hi The engraving sounds a good idea. Unfortunately engraving would not have helped my mother's lost dentures. She was in hospital for many weeks and one day I visited to find the dentures were not in her mouth nor in the pot. The staff to their credit took the missing dentures hunt very seriously and after a through search of the linen skips they were found. They must have fallen out when she was asleep. My sister and I always cleaned them when we visited -- I didn't feel it was something that was done regularly. It's not a very nice task!
Comment on: A dog could be someone's only friend
Hi Glad you agree with the content. With our opinion/blog section with do sometimes use lighter more entertaining headlines to give some variety. Our site offers a range of content --we would not use such a headline for our straightforward clinical/practice content. I have put on inverted commas so it's clearer. I hope our readers enjoy the blog.
Comment on: Meet your new Student Nursing Times editors
Welcome to Nursing Times. You all sound really interesting -- I am looking forward to hearing more about your experiences and reflections during the year.
Comment on: Is interdisciplinary the new multidisciplinary?
I was going to call it 'Is interdisciplinary the new black?' Glad I didn't now -- enjoying the comments too much
Comment on: Let's nap on nights: but not in the bath
Yes research does show a negative impact on health from shift work but perhaps napping may help in some way to mitigate against that effect. Whoops yes you are right -- have got my spring forward and fall back etc mixed up. Thanks, have changed it now.