All posts from: July 2011
“What’s the matter with nursing?” cried a BMJ editorial a few weeks ago. Just about everyone seems to have a view, with many commentators looking for a scapegoat or a quick fix. Many of my friends know exactly what’s wrong. They don’t make nurses like they used to. In our day…
Being a health visitor has characteristics that makes it different from many other nursing roles. You don’t wear a uniform, you manage your own caseload, you visit clients in their own homes and rarely carry out a nursing procedure.
Like Eileen Shepherd, I was appalled at the story of Elaine McDonald, who lost a supreme court appeal against the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s decision to withdraw the night-time care that enabled her to use the toilet.
I was driving on the motorway a couple of days ago counting the miles to the next services and regretting the second cup of tea I had before I set off.