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Exclusive: Nurses with disabilities face discrimination in workplace


Whilst I have every sympathy with anyone with a disability I do think sometimes employers are so eager to be seen to be 'disability aware' that they forget what the person is being employed to do. I have worked with nurses who require dialysis, severe diabetics requiring frequent dosing and those with back and joint problems. All have coped with what they are given to do because they understood what nursing entailed before beginning their training. However I have also worked with nurses who I believe are not only a danger to patients but of hindrance because they are treated as one member of staff but have to be 'nursed' themselves all the time due to their disability. We are so worried about the rights of carers that sometimes we forget to worry about those cared for. Common sense seems to have disappeared out of the window of political correctness!!

Posted date

6 March, 2018

Posted time

9:57 pm