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I like the questions being asked. All staff on a ward should understand what an open and closed question is, and use open ones in all circumstances. How often do you hear someone say something like 'but it doesn't hurt there does it' As to putting it above the bed, that infers there is a lack of continuity of care in the staffing roster. If you know your patients you do not need a piece of paper, with exposing questions answered above their heads. Why not ask the staff what a good day in hospital is? My answer, to have enough staff with the skill mix to do more than a drug round and paperwork, e learning , computer, and sorting issues, that unfamiliar staff are unable to complete, answering the phone and most of this after already being at work over 8 hours without a break. Being able to drink enough in my 12-14 hours work, to not start making my kidneys ache after 3 days. Then maybe I will have time to get to know my patients personally.

Posted date

6 June, 2014

Posted time

2:47 am