I am very pleased to read that Kings College London is offering two new courses. Health professionals need to be aware of these conditions and gain as much knowledge as possible. I have learnt today that with about 240.000 carriers it is the most common genetic condition in England.
I honestly think that nurses should go through a screening process to see if they are intrested in caring for the elderly. There is anegative stigma attached to caring for the elderly, it is not very high teck. It is so sad that we are in the caring profession and some nurses thinks caring for the elderly is not important enough. I always think that if someone can show compassion and respect,in return someone will do the same for my parents. We are all going to get old one day, regardlees of your poistion in the NHS. The elderly needs time to do everything, we have to work at there pace.I hope I will get the care I need if I am old in hospital or a nursing home. Thank you, Olga.