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The image of nursing: The handmaiden


I'm not trying to defend medics at all, I have met some right arrogant individuals, however, probably the majority of doctors I have met have been open to discussion, explanation, and willing to listen. I had heard from friends in the US that it was based on the 'orders' system and strange for an NHS nurse, I understood that that had come from fear of litigation, and also that in any case of patient complaint the finger got pointed firmly at the nurse - I would like to hear Susan's perception of that. Given that - perhaps the US programmes are a dramatic portrayal of the US situation - we can't expect them to represent NHS nurses - no matter what the people who watch may think?

Posted date

9 October, 2010

Posted time

2:23 pm