Comment on: 'The profession is right to debate the 6Cs'
The most obvious concern for me has always been that the 6 C's (as first articulated by Roach over thirty years ago) were neither exclusive to nursing nor concerned with nurses, rather they referred to the practice of human caring. Clearly one can nurse without caring and care but not be a nurse - it is not qualified nursing's exclusive preserve nor should it be. Caring is the responsibility of every person and discipline involved. Something clearly explored and acknowledged by Roach in her seminal work.
Of course, it may well be sheer coincidence that the 6 C's of nursing as a theoretical framework adopted by CNO use similar words, phraseology etc.. but in my opinion, they are a very poor second to those of Roach which seem (a) not to have been duly acknowledged at all as the originating theory and (b) changed to suit without too much thought for the implications, thereby considerably detracting from the intended meaning of a theory of human caring as a way of being.
Comment on: Royal College of Nursing appoints new leader
This is excellent news for the RCN and for nursing not just in the UK, but globally. Janet Davies is someone of incredible integrity. A very welcome appointment.