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Who are our heroes and villains for September?

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Do you agree with our choice for this month’s hero and villain?

This year we are kicking off a new slightly tongue-in-cheek section called Heroes and Villains.

Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains

Each month, we will be taking a generally light-hearted look at who have been the stand-out “goodies” and the “baddies” for nursing and healthcare over the last few weeks.

Let us know if you agree with our choices for September and if you have any suggestions for next month (without being unnecessarily rude, please).



Victoria and Albert Museum

Former nurse to perform at V&A in stroke survivor choir

Source: Alistair Wettin

Main entrance of the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2014

Former nurse and stroke survivor Pauline Boye will join artists on stage at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the autumn for an event to promote the rehabilitation of people with brain and spinal injuries. Ms Boye, who previously worked full time in adult nursing in London and Belfast, will be performing at the event as part of the Lambeth Stroke Choir. Nursing Times salutes the bravery of Ms Boye and her choral colleagues for not only overcoming a cerebrovascular event but having the bottle to go on stage. The free event is on 14 October.



University Hospital in Salt Lake City

Nurse arrested after refusing to take blood from unconscious patient

Source: Salt Lake Tribune/YouTube

Alex Wubbens is arrested

US detective Jeff Payne allegedly assaulted and illegally arrested a nurse after she told him she could not take a blood sample from an unconscious patient. The incident is on video footage taken by Salt Lake City’s University Hospital and the policeman’s own body camera. Nurse Alex Wubbels, who was later released without charge, can be heard in the video screaming for help as she was bundled into the back of a patrol car. We think Mr Payne would benefit from some education on the difference between criminals and health professionals.





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