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Category list : A funny thing

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  • horse race

    Student takes a punt on amusing patientsSubscription

    Opinion22 June, 2011

    As a student I was once disciplined because I tried to involve patients in a sporting event.

  • tea

    New ligaments let the kettle flexSubscription

    Opinion10 February, 2011

    When I was a district nurse a while ago, I was visiting a lady who wasn’t terribly popular with other staff.

  • Hospital nurse

    Running out of steamSubscription

    Opinion3 February, 2011

    On my first student placement, I was sent to fetch a bowl of steam by a stern-looking charge nurse.

  • Woman checkout worker scanning items

    Talking testes in the supermarket aisleSubscription

    Opinion28 January, 2011

    I helped a 77-year-old man with prostate cancer.

  • chocolate

    Poo proves to be a cereal killerSubscription

    Opinion18 January, 2011

    I told some students that I’d go over testing for “occult” glucose in faeces. I melted some chocolate and added it to crushed Rice Krispies until it was the consistency of, well, poo.

  • latex glove

    The consultation that had me in stitchesSubscription

    Opinion11 January, 2011

    I was new to practice nursing when a patient came in who had just had a vasectomy. He walked in cautiously in baggy jogging bottoms and said: “I have come for my stitches out.” I told him they don’t usually need taking out but I would check.