Can you advise this student nurse?
“I was really surprised to see headlines this week saying that student nurses need to be trained to raise concerns.
“I know it’s our duty to say if we see poor care or abuse and I absolutely would, but surely if this sort of thing is ongoing on the placement then it’s up to regular staff to do something about it? Is it really fair to be putting this on student nurses?
“I have seen patients being spoken to in a way that I didn’t think was right but their care overall was fine - it never occurred to me to “whistleblow”. How can you say where the line is? And surely ward managers are the ones who should be looking out for poor care, not student nurses.
“Again, I know we should speak up when something isn’t right but it feels as though student nurses are being asked to police placements, which just isn’t right.
“I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts on this.”
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