Hi Tinkerbell....thank you for joining me in giving your real name!! Magic wand would be useful if you have one. The reality is we need to look at our own area of practice and decide what we can do to make that small area the best it can be. The silly comments about responding to 'kindness and compassion' need to remember that the public watch the media and respond to them. We need a campaign to show the media the fantastic work that actually goes on....but would it sell papers??
Todays appalling riots are fueled by a media who loves to show pictures of yobs jumping on police cars...what fun! for goodness sake...if people want to fight and riot they could join the real men fighting for freedom and justice in other countries....I digress!
Let us try very hard to have some small way today of doing one thing that makes us feel proud to be a nurse...look at #riotcleanup they make me proud!
Isn't about time we stopped hiding behind the anonymous button. Possible the only way to earn confidence is to put our head above the parapet and say 'I will be responsible for starting the change in my area' and yes I can hear all the shouts and rapid fingers insulted that you haven't tried, that the RCN and NMC don't give whistle blowers safety etc etc Leadership isn't about better managers its about individual personal behaviour. Your choice.
Please could you change the first sentence of the second paragraph, I believ it should say deaf not death! Many thanks