This week, we’re watching Nursing the Nation. What did you think of it?
ITV’s new series Nursing the Nation follows the work of district nurses as they travel across the country.
In the first episode, we were introduced to specialist stroke nurse Karen and sister Shonna who is in charge of a team of district nurses in Bath.
The cameras followed Shonna on her house visit to Mr Comm, an older, frail man who needed his leg dressings changed. The sister appeared very caring and said how they had become “real friends”. Mr Comm insisted on giving Shonna two boxes of chocolates. The viewer also saw Shonna’s office, which was filled with presents and thank-you cards from patients.
In the same episode, the programme revealed what a difference that specialist nurse Karen had made to Audrey who was recovering from a stroke. Audrey was heard saying that it was “brilliant having Karen to help me”.
What did you think of the programme? Was it an accurate portrayal of district nurses? Did it show the challenges facing the profession?
Your comments could be published in the magazine.
- What? Nursing the Nation
- When? Thursdays at 8.30pm on ITV1