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Martyn Taylor

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  • Comment on: More men 'must be urged into care jobs', says report

    Martyn Taylor's comment 10 March, 2014 12:39 pm

    I agree with all the above positive comments....
    I've just my first decade as a male nurse and I can't imagine doing anything else....however it is getting harder to be a bloke in care.....
    you do get excluded a lot....
    you're regarded with suspicion by female colleagues...
    you're castigated if you speak out......
    you get "blamed" a lot more because you're more noticeable.....
    you get confided in a lot more as "you're not one of us"....
    you get the "heavier" or "difficult" patients because you're "more able" to deal with them...
    male bosses can see you as a "threat" in my experience....


    please lets have more men in care just to make life easier for me?

  • Comment on: The first time: Being a real-life nurse

    Martyn Taylor's comment 24 October, 2013 0:32 am

    As an addendum to my post above....I was meant to have 2 weeks, but we were rather busy and my mentor went off sick so.......I survived, had a great time, and learnt that sometimes it's better to dive in and just act shakily confident......

  • Comment on: 'Let’s shout about the complexity of nursing'

    Martyn Taylor's comment 12 June, 2013 3:13 pm

    Hmmmmmm......maybe I'm wrong.....but it seems to me, reading this, that cos I've only got a diploma I'm not a "real" nurse and I'm unable to handle the "complexity" of being a nurse......bit of an insult, I feel.
    I've only had my "worthless" diploma for ten years..... in that time I've worked in A&E, managed a branch of a nursing agency, worked in hospice care, learning disabilities, drug rehabilitation, brain injuries, high dependancy, nursing homes and surgery........whist being praised in every setting for my knowledge base, professionalism and leadership skills...

    Might I take this opportunity to remind miss Middleton that the" person" comes before the "qualification"? Yes, nursing is a job with depth but if you love what you do, its not complex.....it just is!

  • Comment on: What lessons can be learnt from witness accounts in the Francis report?

    Martyn Taylor's comment 23 May, 2013 2:17 am

    No, mid-staffs is not unique.....just the first of many....surely being "willing and able to challenge others" in the interest of patients is part of the code of conduct?.....the problem is that nursing "leaders"are political animals that dont wish to rock the boat......anybody that shows any proper "leadership" potential i.e. not following the party line is got rid of.......nursing continues to eat its young......

  • Comment on: Charity condemns HCA year for student nurses

    Martyn Taylor's comment 27 April, 2013 9:20 am

    Can I ask a perhaps silly question? What employer is going to employ some one that they know is only going to be there for a limited time?

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