When I was a student nurse we put up the ward decorations a week before Christmas, and brewed mulled wine in the ward kitchens. We wore our capes inside out, showing the red lining, as we walked from the nurses’ home on Christmas morning.This year we want to know how you celebrate Christmas with your patients.
Why are newly qualified nurses from minority ethnic groups “disadvantaged” when applying for nursing jobs?
Would you share crockery and cutlery with your patients?
Is there an “informal” age limit on surgical interventions?
Will new DH standards for hospital food improve patient nutrition?
How can we use technology to improve patient care?
Should a nurse always be present on a doctors’ ward round?
Should herbal medicines sit alongside conventional medicines?
How can nurses’ compassion and values be measured at interview?
Should all nursing documentation be standardised across the NHS?
Do people with mental health problems miss out on essential care?
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?