Students must speak out about poor care
Erin Dean Freelance health journalist
Raising concerns can be hard to do, especially for nursing students who fear the consequences of making an official complaint. But patient safety is paramount, and all healthcare staff have a duty to report poor care
Finding an older, immobile patient stranded in his bed soaked with urine after his carers failed to turn up was a distressing experience for nursing student Carey Jehu. But what made it even worse was the attitude of the district nurse with whom she was on placement, who failed to act with any urgency and joked about the man’s situation when they got back in the car.
Nursing Standard. 32, 4, 24-26. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.4.24.s24