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What lessons can be learnt from witness accounts in the Francis report?

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Gallagher A (2013) Learning from family and nurse narratives. Nursing Times; 109: 19, 18-19, 22.

“Now the initial flurry of media attention relating to this year’s Francis report has subsided, it is a good time to take stock and ask what implications the 2010 and 2013 reports and their recommendations will have on nurses and nursing. Two areas have significant potential to contribute to sustainable caring practices: leadership in practice and education; and organisational culture informed by research and scholarship.”


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  • Is Mid-Staffordshire a “unique case”?
  • Should all health workers be “willing and able to challenge others”?
  • How can an ethical climate be established and maintained?
  • What qualities must leaders have?
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  • No, mid-staffs is not unique.....just the first of many....surely being "willing and able to challenge others" in the interest of patients is part of the code of conduct?.....the problem is that nursing "leaders"are political animals that dont wish to rock the boat......anybody that shows any proper "leadership" potential i.e. not following the party line is got rid of.......nursing continues to eat its young......

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