Let's hope somebody somewhere listens this time!
Being compassionate includes having the knowledge and experience to understand the other person. Education and time is what nurses need to help them do that and not being ignored as simply a 'pair of hands' is a good place to start.
or the government could just put some money into nursing (not medical) research which would provide us with some better outcomes for practice.
Comment on: Are nurses born or made?
Dare I say that this is probably a rhetorical question? Most people are not born to be who they become although there may be some genetic personality traits, most people are shaped by and learn from their experiences of the world and the people in it? (Even psychopaths) If this is true then of course people can be taught to be good nurses who are compassionate, kind and caring. Unfortunately these words do not feature in nursing curriculum very often which is already decided by the professional bodies before it actually gets into the classroom - or the ward.
Comment on: Is dementia nursing undervalued?
I think you have made a good point about the environment but nurses are responsible for this too?