Posts tagged ‘Royal College of Nursing’

September 27, 2011

No Florence Nightingales

The healthcare system has been under fire again this week and once again, nurses face the brunt of the attacks. They are understaffed, overworked and most of all, it appears that bureaucracy has superceded care.

To alleviate the burden on nurses, Dr Peter Carter, head of the Royal College of Nursing, has suggested that families should be encouraged to assist patients during mealtimes and taking them to the toilet. Whilst I am all up for families helping their sick members, it does concern me that that these essential human needs will be entirely left to a family member and what will happen if they are not there?

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