All posts from: March 2012
When I was a student there were very few options for dressing a wound; eusol and paraffin, paraffin gauze, hydrogen peroxide or a dry dressing.
The subject of assisted suicide, it seems, just won’t go away.
I was up in Glasgow for the Diabetes UK annual conference last week.
As a student nurse I was taught to address patients formally - Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms - unless they requested otherwise. It was drummed into us that patients must never be labelled as bed numbers or by their diagnosis - “the stroke in bed 4” was deemed unacceptable as were terms of endearment such as “sweetheart”.