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One foot in the past

21 November 2001

Nursing Standard

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One thing that has improved over the years I have been away from nursing is nurses' attitudes towards their nonnursing colleagues. Time was when a nurse would...

No expense spared

05 June 2002

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Honestly, I cannot afford to get any older. Just take a look at my shopping list. That lot cost me nearly a day’s pay. And I didn’t even buy the gingko biloba to aid...

Name and shame

19 June 2002

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I hate to confess this but I was having a wonderful time in the vet’s waiting room. This was, of course, highly inappropriate as I had a sick pet 1 in a box on my...

Deep waters

21 August 2002

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I have never understood why anyone likes horror films. Being frightened and appalled does not appeal to me; nor do dangerous sports like bungee-jumping or white...

Fat-free targets

27 August 2003

Nursing Standard

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Have you noticed how doctors have been cut down to size? They arrive at work now on their bicycles, dripping self-righteously with perspiration, having left the...

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

17 December 2003

Nursing Standard

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The book I loved coming home to most was Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladles’ Detective Agency. The stories are set in Botswana where the author spent many...

Passing fads

13 February 2002

Nursing Standard

Perspectives

Asa general principle, I believe we should be tell the truth at all times, but there are occasions when honesty is not the best policy. It wasn’t for the canny...

Can celebrity chefs crack it?

05 February 2002

Nursing Standard

Perspectives

What became of the splendid idea to involve celebrity chefs in hospital catering? (No doubt they were offered a larger budget than the paltry 10p per patient per day...

Riding into action

01 April 2002

Nursing Standard

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One of the things that annoys me about my husband is his inability to notice things. A new hairdo? A special dress? Forget it. I could have ‘Chelsea for the Cup’...

Give us a break

29 May 2002

Nursing Standard

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‘You put it in the patient’s ear…’ ‘The what?’ ‘The ear,’ said the staff nurse, calmly, no doubt wishing to seize me by the shoulders and shake me till I rattled....
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