Eileen Shepherd's stories
'How difficult can it be to take a glass of water, put it to a patient’s lips and get them to drink?'Subscription
Most readers of Nursing Times know just how difficult it can be to get patients to drink.
A few weeks ago a discussion on Twitter began with a plea from a frustrated anaesthetist.
For nearly two decades patient safety experts have looked to the airline industry as a model for safety and reporting practices.
Last weekend I watched the BBC programme The Big Question, which explored whether robots and artificial intelligence could do more harm than good.
Last week a palliative care nurse told me about a patient who was refused admission to a hospital ward because the staff did not know how to look after her tracheostomy.
How should we challenge violence and aggression?Subscription
Hospital accident and emergency staff have become resigned to patient violence and aggression.
'The nursing role will continue to evolve'Subscription
What should nurses delegate to unregistered staff?
Today I am working from home and the heating went off at 8am. By midday I was absolutely freezing. Luckily, I can get up and move around, make myself a hot drink or put on a jumper. I can also afford to switch the heating back on.
What we choose to wear is part of our identitySubscription
On my student placement in the 1980s, the first thing I noticed was that everyone was up and dressed in day clothes first thing in the morning. My first impression was how different the ward looked compared to an acute medical ward, and how homely it felt.
The role of the nurse is complexSubscription
“What exactly do nurses do now?” a friend asked me last week.