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Patients view smiling as 'best' indicator of nurse skill


It is out of context to compare Harold Shipman to the whole of the nursing profession - he wasn't even a nurse to begin with!!! A nurse may be the best technical expert on the ward/department but if the patient doesn't percieve them to be a good carer, then how can they feel that they are being 'nursed'. The clue is in the job title. We (nurses) are all potential patients and have probably all had a relative who has had some experience of needing nursing at some point. I know I'd prefer to have a caring person to look after myself or my relative rather than one who came across as without compassion, yet a wizz with all the electrics!

Posted date

10 September, 2009

Posted time

9:40 am