Opinion and debate
Your views and opinions on current events in nursing
The big question
The World Health Organisation has recently said that electronic cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion.
In the hotseat ...
Unison is now balloting its members who work in the NHS. There are a lot of myths fl ying around and I would like to address some of them.
60 seconds with ...
We talk to Janice Stevens, managing director of Health Education West Midlands, who started her nurse training in 1977.
As a custody nurse, Lorna Stephens cares for people who have anything from diabetes or drug dependency issues to depression
This book is an essential read for anyone considering or already working as a paid carer, or training to be nurse. I stress “paid” carer – because this indicates a choice to enter this “world”.
If people can visualise your ideas, they are more likely to be taken on
Apparently I have to have a wisdom tooth removed. “It’s facing completely the wrong way,” the dentist said, as if I had somehow arranged for it to grow in the direction of Belgium on purpose. “I’ll refer you to the dental hospital - don’t hold your breath.”
Poll of the Week
How do provide care and guidance to patients who have no chance of a cure, and who are statistically likely to have little more than months to live?