A leading midwife who was employed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to advise on midwifery education claims she was “silenced” when she tried to talk about the everyday challenges of maternity care and that midwives are basically seen as “a nuisance” by the regulator.
Assessment and nursing care of the patient with dyspnoea
5 April, 2005
VOL: 101, ISSUE: 14, PAGE NO: 50
Samantha Prigmore, MSc, RGN, is respiratory nurse consultant, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London
Breathlessness is a subjective experience, which has been described as an unpleasant or uncomfortable awareness of breathing, or of the need to breathe (Gift, 1990).
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