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IV. Personal Safety in the Community

IV. Personal Safety in the Community

                                                       INTRODUCTION           Working in the community provides many challenges and opportunities. When placed in non- hospital settings as a student nurse or embarking upon a career as a community staff nurse, it is timely to reflect upon personal safety. This chapter is not intended to deter nurses from choosing to work in a community […]

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Motorists should not be allowed to drink ANY alcohol before they drive, say nurses

Motorists should not be allowed to drink ANY alcohol before they drive, say nurses

Drivers should not be allowed to drink any alcohol before getting behind the wheel, nurses said yesterday. They called for drinking even a single unit before driving to be made illegal. Rod Thomson, vice chairman of the Royal College of Nursing, said: ‘Ideally it should be illegal to drink half a pint of beer. ‘People […]

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Nurses blame Holby City for unrealistic expectations

Nurses blame Holby City for unrealistic expectations

Television hospital dramas like Holby City are leading patients’ families to expect medical “miracles” with injury lawyers exploiting their unrealistic hopes, a nursing conference has heard. Medical dramas fuelling a culture of litigiousness at the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) annual conference in Bournemouth. Nurses also warned that a fear of being sued could lead […]

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