It seems sadly ironic that a week after Lord Crisp announced plans for a worldwide campaign to promote the value of nursing in global health and development, the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council announced that in the last year 1,783 more nurses and midwives have left […]
Another story of a nurse sacked for praying with patients and talking about Jesus has hit the headlines in the last few days. It does seem to be a recurring theme! The facts of the case are a bit sketchy. Sarah Kuteh, who has 15 […]
The NMC Case against Pauline Cafferkey: a working example of ‘Compassion Deficit Disorder’ in nursing leadership?
It is hard to find anyone who thinks the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) did the right thing in taking Pauline Cafferkey to a misconduct hearing. If you missed the story, Cafferkey is a nurse who volunteered to work in Sierra Leone at the peak […]
In some ways, it speaks of the nature of our times that we have created a special category of care and labelled it ‘spiritual’. In truth, all nursing and medical care has recognised that spiritual needs exist and need to be paid attention to as part of the proper […]
The best nursing care comes through creativity and innovation, adapting care to the needs of the individual patient, rather than cramming each person into a ‘cookie cutter care plan’. But there is more than a hint of nanny-state micromanagement in new nursing guidelines that came […]