Nursing blog

Although the patients’ shouts, wails and coughs seemed to be coming ever closer, I had one quick look at the paperwork to see what lay ahead of me. As most psychiatric nurses knew, the ‘main’ work was done in the office where endless reassessments, four-inch thick care plans, and wheel barrows full of Trust guidelines and protocols, all helped the practitioner stay away from his or her embarrassingly unchangeable patients. The office was effectively the unit ‘computer’ where virtual reality took over from the real world, and great strides forward were made in the abstract. Here, the staff could demonstrate immaculate records, action plans and lots of locked cupboards to the numerous auditors and inspectors of one form or another who constantly packed the place like robots at a cybernetics convention….


3 Responses to “Nursing blog”

  1. OMG enjoyed reading your post. I added your rss to my reader.

  2. Hello, I’m a nurse student and this post is very helpul to me. Thank you!

  3. Hi Stephen,
    Thanks very much for your comment. I’m trying to combine humour, memoir and social comment to keep it moving. Please recommend it to your friends/colleagues.
    Thanks again,

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