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Behind the Rituals

Why do you do the things you do? How much of nursing practice is based on ritual and myth and how much on sound evidence? If you have a ritual you’d like to discuss here, email nursingtimescomments@emap.com

All posts from: August 2012

Do nurses know enough about wound care?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 27 Aug 2012

Do nurses know enough about wound care?

What is the ideal nursing skill mix?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 20 Aug 2012

What is the ideal nursing skill mix?

Should directors of nursing/chief nurses wear uniform?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 13 Aug 2012

Should directors of nursing/chief nurses wear uniform?Opinion is divided on whether or not directors of nursing should wear uniform - both among directors themselves and other nurses.As board directors, should they wear smart business clothes?Or does this make them invisible to the nurses they lead, and to patients and their families?What do you think? 

Do we underestimate substance misuse among older adults?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 6 Aug 2012

Do we underestimate substance misuse among older adults?